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The Prospector Dec 15, 1899

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Vol. 2, No. 23.
$2.00 a year.
Mrs. R. I). Cumming and daughter
left for Pavilion mills the first of the
George Hiirley made a special trip.
Thursday, from Lytton, with a commercial traveler.
The government put a   few men  to
I work this week on the Cayoosh creek
road, with D. McLeod as foreman.
riie public school will close on Friday,
tia,V22nd. and the school children will
have their regular few weeks' Christmas
The Seaton Lake Mill has been running
jits full capacity the last few weeks, and
[the managers at present are busy getting
[in booms of logs to keep going.
The Toronto & Lillooet Gold Reefs Co.
[paid all the men in their employ on the
fiOth of the month, and wili, hereafter.
lave a regular  pay-day on  the 10th of
"ach month.
E. 0. Delong is making arrangements
to buila a scow to be used as a ferry at
[Sucker creek, and will have everything
la shape to accommodate travelers in
Ihe Bridge river section next summer.
Tom Raeette and Louis Mandeville
Ire now luxuriously encamped on Oay-
losh creek in one of Marshall s cabins,
l.ithin easy reach of a well-stocked hen
louse. They will no doubt spend the
fvinter in that vicinity.
The water supply oi the town was cut
Iff Wednesday, owing to the cold snap,
lnd to protect the pipes and overflow
It the junction behind town. The resi-
lents can now get their water from the
lnia.ll creek running through the west
|nd of town.
A. McDonald, who has had his chair
In the Excelsior House the past few
tveeke, moved into the barber shop
[cross the street, the first of the v/eek,
|aving bought out J. Hollingsworth, and
/ill continue to accommodate his cus-
jmers in the tonsorial line.
The numerous tire traps, in the shape
houses and defective chimneys should
le looked after these days. If a fire was
I) start with the present high winds the
|>wn would last about as long as a snow-
;t'l in a furnace. With no water at
[and it would be impossible to hinder
progress. Fire wardens should be
|ppointed to look into this matter and
take all houses with defective and dan-
irons chimneys to be remedied at once.
fA stitcn in time," etc.
A few of the young men have made
dam near Keary's  house in the a est
|nd* and   at present  have  had water
»5/ie'd in, to be in readiness for a skat-
ig rink.    A small  fee will be charged
those using it, and it is to be hoped
[hat the rink will be a success as it is
closer to town and easier to get at. The
river will also  be frozen, and the residents are sure of skating, as those not
Celling   to use the rink can go down
the river and enjoy a long stretch of
W. Ferguson will open up a repair
shop for watches and clocks in the post-
office store in a few days.
The election case in East Lillooet,
Stoddart vs. Prentice, was hilled to come
up on December 14th at Victoria.
Bridge river residents are preparing a
petition to be forwarded to the postmaster-general, asking for two mails a month
in place of the present monthly service.
The Inland Sentinel, at Kamloops,
has been publishing a series of road-
building articles in its columns, an extract from which is reproduced in this
The weather, Wednesday evening,
took a sudden change from tine summer
to cold and wintrv, and the residents of
town discarded their lawn tennis suits
and can now be seen enveloped in fur.
The Christmas tree and entertainment
will be held in Santini's hall on Wednesday evening, the 27th. All those
who have not donated towards the fund
can do so at once by applying to the
school teacher.
John Mitchell has been busy the past
few days putting bis blacksmith Bhop
in shape for winter work. Since taking
over the shop Mr. Mitchell has made
several improvements, besides accommodating the public with first-class work.
Bridge River.
Bridge river will be frozen up in a few
days if the present cold continues, and
travelers can use the river route instead
of the trail. The mill at the Bend 'Or
has probably closed down by this time,
and the superintendent, W. E. Lundie,
will likely be down ehortly to spend the
winter with his family at the coast. The
staff of men employed all fall will be
kept at work all winter getting out ore
and having everything in shape for a big
season's work next year. Ample provisions have been sent in, and the men
have comfortable quarters, and with the
Prospector, and incidentally a few outside papers, will probably put in an en-
jojable winter.
The Provincial   Legislature.
The provincial legislature meets on
the 5th of January, and many are the
predictions as to the outcome of the
session. It is hardly possible that the
present government can hold together
with so much dissension in its ranks.
The general opinion is that the Lieut.-
Governor will call on some member of
the opposition to form a cabinet; but,
notwithstanding this, an election wili
most likely be the result. The opposition itself is badlv broken up and everyone wants to be leader or hold a cabinet
position. The result will be known
shortly, and if the present government
iB thrown out the people of British Columbia can rest assured that nothing
worse can   take its  place,   if ever so
It is announced that Tom Sharkey has
offered to train Jim Corbett for his tight
with Champion Jeffries, and that the
offer haa been accepted.
As It Is In Clinton.
From " Our Own Correspondent" in
the peaceahle town of Clinton.
One of those impresHive scenes, which,
more than victorious battles, makes the
bosoms of British subjects swell with
piide, while their pulses beat tlie faster,
took place in Clinton jlast week. The
occasion was a trial alt the court house
where a down-troddeji inoffensive citizen had appealed to the majesty of tne
law for protection from a pugnacious
Hibernian whose square jaws betokened
his aggressive disposition.
Long before the hour set for the trial
a surging crowd gathered before the halls
of justice waiting patiently for the arrival of the judge. Suddenly the crowd
parted, leaving a wide lane, up the center of which strode a majestic figure of
lofty mein while a hush fell upon the
multitude, tbe only sound being a whispered word, " the judge 1 the judge! "
Almost simultaneously with the disappearance of this exalted personage
through a side door, the front key was
turned by a venerable sage, the seriousness of whose countenance evinced the
gravity of the occasion. The crowd surged through the entrance and had not
long to wait before the proceedingd commenced. Entering "row a rear door,
carrying an Ayers almanac and a copy
of the game laws came cyonosure of all
eyes. Mounting the step? wiili deliber-
erate stride he took his seat in the forum.
Removing his chapeau a murmur of admiration went round as the cro^vd gazed
on that enamelled dome of such abnormal propositions, they all knew his head
must be of unueal dimeitbion, but were
unprepared for one of such magnitude.
When the commotion bad somewhat
subsided the judge cast bis eye over the
assembly, one glance was sufficient, the
effect was electrical. The profound silence which ensued was broken by a
sound resembling the wurmurings of
distant, thunder, it^was the voice of the
judge interrogating the p.isoner. It
would be impossible to convey an adequate impression of the trial, .he grave
dignity and owl-like wisdom of the judge,
the learned manner in which he elicited
from the complainant how he had been
assailed by the prisoner on coming up
the street, how with a strategy worthy
of a Vou Molkte he had been outflanked
and taken in the rear, chased for half
a mile by his assailant who inflicted punishment at every jump. Space will not
permit of an elaborate description but
the decision of the learned judge commended itself to all.
On referring to the almanac and game
laws he proved beyond doubt that the
pedagogue had been hunted out of season and reserved his sentence until the
next day. Resuming his No. 12 hat was
a signal for the crowd to disperse. Thev
tiled through the door headed by Nosey
who was ten minutes overdue with his
The public are more than gratified
with their new judge, the optimistic ex.-
dectations as to his profound dignity are
more than realized. Happy judge! thrice
happy Clinton?
Clinton, B.C., Dec. 2. 1899.
of Hugh John Macdonald represents the
present general political feeling from
ocea to ocean. It means more than an
emphatic condemnation of Greenway.
It means that the political ('ays of the
Sifton combination are numbered. Mr.
Sifton |feared an impartial committee
on his scandalous conduct as a minister
of the interior, but he has received a
verdict of guilty from those who know
him best, his own constituents. British
Columbia stands ready and eager to follow the noble example of the banner
conservate province."
Sir Hibbert has received a letter from
Sir Charles Tapper stating that he will
arrive in Vancouver Friday, the loth,
proceeding to Victoria at once, and
speaking there on Friday night, in Vancouver on Saturday and New Westminster the following Monday.
0. Wilson, Q. 0.. president of the conservative association, said : " My opinion is that one of the most important results of Hugh John's victory will be the
beneficial effect it will have on the conservative cause in near-by dominion and
provincial elections throughout Canada
and the provinces. Politically, Manitoba might be called the center of Canada, and we've hit the bull's eye."
Duty on Lead.
The customs department is preparing
instructions to collectors in regard to the
entry of lead produced from Canadian
oras refined in the United States. Lead
thus produced is taxed 15 per cent, on
the cost of refining only. As it costs
about one half a cent a pound to extract
lead, the duty on it when re-entering
Canada after being refined in the United
States is about six cents per 100 pounds,
as against a duty of 60 cents on foreign
lead imported.
The petition to the provincial govern-
i ment for the building of a wagon-road
from Quesnelle Forks to Stuart's Lake
has been largely signed, and has been
forwarded to the Executive Council at
The phenomenally high tide the last
few weeks on the lower Fraser have
overflowed or broke four Delta dykes.
It is feared considerable damage has
been done to farms at Port Guichon and
Westham island.
Hugh John'. Triumph.
A \ anccuver despatch says in an interview with Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper said:     " 1 consider that the victory
This century has been prolific in war
and bloodshed. It is estimated that during the past 99 years no fewer than 30,-
000,000 of civilized men have perished in
war. In these campaigns Great Britain
has done its share, having engaged in 43
wars since tbe ascension of Queen Victoria. 	
A Consul's Impression.
American Consul Dudley has noted
the fact that at the Vancouver patriotic
concert there was no American national
air played or sung. Consul Dudley said
he went so far as to sugges* the matter
to one of the principals. In the United
States Col. Dudley affirms that at all
concerts of a national character "God
Save the Queen" or "Rule Britannia" is
played or sung by the performers out of
courtesy to any British people-who may
be present and in honor of Her Majesty
the Queen.
London, Dec. 14—A special despatch
from Pieterraaritzburg, Natal, says Gen.
Buller and Gen. Clery have entered
Ladysmith and captured 10,000 Boers.
A Modder river despatch says: Gen.
Methuen shelled strong Boer position
Sunday night and endeavored to rush it
Monday evening, but was not successful,
meeting with severe loss. The Highlanders stormed the Boer position twice,
in face of a terrific fire. The British have
entrenched themselves near Boer position and are expected to relieve the situation. British artillery got range of the
Boer entrenchment and it is believed
they suffered heavy loss. Gen. Wan-
chope was among the British killed.
Writing from Cape Town a correspondent says: Many of the Gordons wounded
at the sharp tight of Elandslaagte have
arrived here invalided. The majority of
them declare that they were shot down
after the Boers had exhibited no less
than four flags of truce, and after the
bugle had sounded "cease firing" on our
side. The men are exceseively bitter in
consequence of this Boer treachery, and
in their present temper it is feared that
no quarter will be given in future fight-
ins, and that the white flag shown by
the Boers will be treated with caution.
To Abolish the Ward System.
Several notices of an interesting character appear in tbe official Gazette issued
last week. Vancouver city gives notice
of application at the next sitting of the
legislature for an act to revise and consolidate its Incorporation Act, asking
among other things for power to abolish
the ward system, to provide under certain conditions for the government of
the city by commissioners, and to assess
street railways with part of the cost of
watering streets. This is in line with
a movement which has more less engaged public attention in Victoria the past
few years, and Vancouver's action may
have the effect of stimulating those in
other cities who are advocates of the
abolishment of the ward svstem.
Regardless of the state of the Boer
war, Peace Sunday will be observed as
usual in English churches the Sunday
before Christmas. " The remarkable
work of the Hague Conference,"clergymen urge, "furnishes reason for special
thanksgiving to the God of Peace: the
actuality of war in the British Empire
and the inflamed passions of the people
are reasons for special prayer, and for
Christian counsel and peace advocacy."
Mr. Leon Mead in his " Bow-Legged
Ghost," presents a volume of nearly 600
pages of prose and verse. The stories
and sketches are of city and country,
and take in all sorts of people. Mr.
Mead generally seeing the humorous
side of the phases of life presented. There
are hits at well known people, and at
the follies of society. There is such a
profusion and variety of sketches, verse
and jokes, that the handsome volume
must be kept handy so that its fund of
entertainment may be drawn upon at
all times with a certainty of finding
something interesting. The Werner Co.
publishers, are now offering the book to
the public. In another column full explanation of the offer will be found.      -j 2
Published every Friday.
Payable in advance.
BIC. A. FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
The petition to the postmaster-general
asking for increased mail service to Lillooet from Lytton was circulated this
week in town. The petition will be forwarded through the proper channels,
and as it is a just request will most lilt-
ely receive consideration. Any person
who has not signed the petition can do
bo by calling at The Prospector office.
Considerable agitation is going the
rounds at the coast regarding party lines
in provincial affairs. The argument is
greatly in favor of party lineB, and notwithstanding all the discussion by a few
kickerB the next provincial election will
be run on party lines. The liberals do
not like it as it will be a repeat of the
Manitoba elections.
Information is wanted by one of our
citizens, as to who is the health officer
for Lillooet. It is a pretty hard thing to
say who holds the office, as few people
will accept such positions with the large
salaries attached.
deal of civil engineering mixed up with
it, and that kind of knowledge is not to
be found lying around every pick-and-
shovel job. In short, it is an exact
science, and has to be learned with great
care, and a man who is really qualified
to take charge of road buiidintj is entitled to the consideration and the emoluments pertaining to some branches of
the civil engineering profession.
But British Columbia should by all
means call a halt on any more amateur
botchery on the roads, and see to it thai
the men who are entrusted with thit
highly-important work are properly
qualified—specialists, in fact. When
that is done it will be money saved to
the province and a great boon conferred
on a long-suffering people.
In resuBciating the question of better
roads for tbe province, the Inland Sentinel is doing a useful work. In a province like British Columbia good ' roads
are an absolute necessity, and, as tlie
Sentinel says, the large amount spent
yearly on this portion oi the public
works ought to give better returns than
are observable to the naked eye. Next
to a railroad, a good, scientifically-built
causeway is one of the most profitable
investments any country can go in for,
and where there is so much hilly ground
as there is in this province, rendering the
problem of transportation infinitely
more difficult, it should be the chief care
of the government that the roads are
such ae will enable travel of every kind
to be carried on easily.
The science of road building has not
yet reached that state of perfection in
this province that is to be seen in some
other countries where the difficulties of
making roads are fewer, that is in level
regions. The differences between a road
built by experts and one built by amateurs is about as great a differences as is
possible. The foundation of the roadway is really the " ticklish '' part of the
work; if that be scanned no amount of
top dressing or pretty work on the surface will save it from the inevitable
havoc following the first three months'
wear. In work done by amateurs the
foundation of the roadwaj is always
" hurried up " and all the care is taken
with the outer, or upper, portion of the
work. Consequently depressions, holes,
ruts and other evidences of hasty workmanship are not long in appearing to
confound the builders and provoke the
curses of travelers and teamsters.
A road built by scientifically-trained
direction is a thing of beauty and a joy
(practically) forever. Teaming becomes
a pleasure; tbe horses can draw a third
more, light vehicles can make speed, the
whole section benefits by this honest
work. It pays to put down such roads,
but where tbe opinion is allowed to gain
ground that every man is a natural-born
road maker, not much progress is to be
The science of road making is not to
be picked up   anyhow, knocking   about
sending; there is  a   good
A Canadian Who Saw the Fight.
Charles Lewis Shaw, the Canadian
newspaper man, was among those who
witnessed General Methuen's victory at
Belmont. In his description of the fight
he say8: " How the British. Bcaled the
steep kopje is a mystery. They fought
their way up yard by yard. Orders from
the officers were unnecessary. The last
kopje had been insufficiently shelled
when the British reached the foot, so
they halted until the artillery somewhat
cleared the way. Tnere we lost most
heavily, forty dropping close together.
Then in the facevn a terriffic fire the
kopje was climbed. After five minutes'
taste of the bayonet the Boers fled. The
Ninth Lancers started in pursuit, but
the horses were exhausted. Had there
been a couple of cavalry regiments with
freBh horses the rout of the enemy would
have been turned into a massacre."
Canadian fledical Council.
At the dinner of the medical faculty
of Toronto University last week, attended by over three hundred physicians and
students, Dr. Roddick, M. P., Montreal,
outlined the provisions of a bill for the
creation of a Dominion Medical Council
to be introduced at the coming session
of parliament. It is the intention to
create a body like the British Medical
Council, the diplomas of which will not
only authorize holders to practice in all
parts of Canada but carry weight
throughout the empire. The council
Aill consist of twenty-four members
three from each province. Candidates
for Dominion diplomas must have spent
four years in studying medicine at some
university and one year in clinical work.
Men of eminence like Prof. Osier, of the
Johns Hopkins university will be chosen
as examiners.
The evidence is all in in the arbitration proceedings, arising out of the employment of Chinese in tlie Dunsmuirs
coal mines. The arguments will be heard
at the end of the month.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
FancY Goods, Tobacco, etc
MINERS' SUPPLIES a specialty.
Tin Shop in connection.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
The Happy Thought Fraction, the liable Fraction and Woodbine Fraction mineral claim,
situate in the Lillooet mining division of Lil
looet district. Where located: South Fork
Cadwallader creek.
Take notice that the Bend'Or Mines Ltd.,
free miner's certificate No. Hi7099, intend, sixty
ilays from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,
for tlie purpose of obtaining a crown grant ol
he above claims.
And further take notice that action, under
section H7, must be corrrmenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Bated this first day of December, 1899
Agent Bend'Or Mines Ltd.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
Elephant Minora Claim. Situate in the Lil
looet Mining Division of Lillooet district.
Where located:    South Fork of Bridge River.
Take notice that we. John Marshall free miner's certificate No. 9f>8(>0, and Robert B. Skinner
free miner's certificate No. 17871, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of
the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 87, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this twenty-third dav of October, 1899.
Lillooet, B. C
Druggists and Stationers.
LYTTON, 13. C.
Miners orders and Mail orders filled promptly
Notury Puihllc, Accountant find
\4iniriH!  Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
Soo Pacific Line
For information regarding
tickets to and from all points
Canada, United
States and Europe
and tickets to
China, Japan, Honolulu, and Australia,
apply for information to
H. E. Leslie,
Agent Ashcroft.
or to E. J. Coyle,
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent,
Vancouver, B. C.
W. F. Allen  Proprietor.
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First Class Hotel in every respect.II   Accommodation
for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably furnished      Commercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
^Pioneer Hotel.   Large sample room. f.
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Hetidtiueirters  tor tlie B. C\ Express Stages.
Hotel Victoria,
This hotel being new and thoroughly finishedj througho.it'Jis the only first
class hotel in Lillooet. Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with the hotel. Headquarters lor tbe Lillooet-Lytton stage.
e o 0 e o e   charges moderate,   w 9 e 9 w <•>
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lillooet/!      -      s       - ■ b.c.
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Oigare.
Stage leaves Lytton every Monday and Friday morning
for Lillooet, returning next day.    Special trips made.
If you contemplate atrip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY*.    -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B C.
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates.
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Post Office and Telegr'aph Office in connection.    Freight teams plying once a
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
W. CUMMING, Agent, Lillooet B. C.
Storage & Forwarding Agts;
Consign your goods to our care.     We settle 'railway charges and forward to^
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. \Y. B. BAILEY & CO | THE PROSPECTOR, LTLLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1899.
There are prospectors and—prospectors. There are those who have followed the calling of the prospector for years.
They occasionally strike a good thing
which they partially develop, and then
sell out. They prospect for the love of
the business, and set-m to be happy only
when with burro, or old mare, loaded
down villi blankets, pick, pan and shovel and " grub," they roam over the
mountains in search of something good
—something that will fetch them a
" homestake" or enough to go to their
native heath and dream away the reBt of
their lives. They seldom or never realize the fruition of their hopes. They
are prospecting still. No cl mate is too
torrid, none too frigid to deter them
from taking their chances in the " stampede." The farther off the country the
more alluring the prospect appears, distance seems to lend enchantment to
their view. Then again there are prospectors who engage in tbe work from
tlie force of circumstances. They camp
;, faith the first prospect they come across
j and make or break by it. They don't
last long, if it is a bonanza they have
struck they realize what they can out of
it and return to pleasanter fields of labor.
At all events they quit the business
and follow some other callings. Mountain trails know them no more forever.
In the early days they were called "tum-
nier prospectors," for they hugged warm
stoves ^rather than a cold blanket on
frosty ground. They may have been
wise in doing so, as far as their personal
(oinfort waB concerned. But they never
founded new mining oarnpB, never opened new mining sections, nor called new
mining territories or states 'tinto existence. The summer prospector iB a weak
biother in "roughing if"
The great northwest is the creation of
prospectors. The forty-niners deepened
the tracks made by the first settlers of
Oregon, and later by the pioneers of
Salt Lake, and made a treat state upon
the shores of the Pacific. The genos
prospector sprang from the golden sands
of the land of sunshine and flowers. He
panned from Crescent city at the north
to San Diego at the south. He pans no
more, but thousands have taken his
place. They have hewn the way, blazed
the trails and pointed others to the wonderfully rich mineral fields in what was
then howling wildernesses in the "Great
American .Desert," but are now the
states of Nevada, Colorado, Utah, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
These great, prosperous, wealthy commonwealths are the fruits of the prospectors' toil, of their daring, of their
perserving industry industry and of
their bulldog-hang-on-ativenesB Ao the
place where " colors" were found.
One may say what he will, but he
must admit that the prospector found
the camping grounds upon whick western towns and cities have Bince been
built; that he opened the way which
made it possible for the iron horse to
race around our great mountains into
thriving mineral centers, and that
through hiB never tiring industry Alaska
and Northern British Columbia may yet
enjoy the fruits which an advai ced civilization yields to this smiling northwest.
—Western Mining World.
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.
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.
VANCOUVER, - - - - B. C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods. Our repair department is unex
celled for fine work. Leave your orders with
the postmaster who will have it attended to as
well as if you came, nersonally.
Horse Shoeing.
General Blacksmith
Work done at reasonable prices.
Take notice that 60 days from this date it is
my intention to apply to the chief commis
sioner of lands and works for permission to
purchase a small island situated on Bridge river
opposite John Collum's pre-emption, containing 20 acres of land more or less, at the south
east corner of which I have placed a post marked E 0. Delong's initial post and a copy of this
eotice attached. E. 0. DELONG.
Sucker Creek, 7th October, 1899.
Notice is hereby given that application will be
made by the Vancouver Northern & Yukon Railway Company to the Legislative Assembly of the
Province of British Columbia at its next session
for an act extending the time within which the
company may complete its undertaking, and
confirming and extending the powers to the
company therin, and enabling the said com
pany to extend its line of railway from some
point at or near the city of Vancouver, or some
other convenient point on the shore of Burrard
Inlet, to some point on the north or south side
of the Fraser river at or near the city of New
Westminster, and changing the name of the
company by inserting the word " Westminster"
after the word "Vancouver" and conferring
such other powers as may be necessary to fully
and completely execute, carry on and operate
the said undertaking.
Dated this 15th day of November, A. D. 1899.
20-7 Solicitors for applicants.
Another Pacific Cable Project.
A Washington despatch says Representative Corliss of Michigan, introduced in the house a bill for a Pacific cable
to be built by the government to Hawaii
the Phillipines, Japan and China, at a
limit of cost of $8,000,000, of which $5,-
000,000 ii to be immediately available.
The route and general control is placed
under a Pacific cable commission, including the post master general and
chief signal officer of the army.
"The Bow-legged Ghost and Other Stories.'
With an Intro-
due tion by
JTeatest poet,
ames Whit-
comb Riley. An
illustrated volume of original
hum orous
■ketches, verse,
facetious paragraphs and colloquies. A book
that wiU not
disappoint the
reader, at it
enters a new
and heretofore
field of humor.
A book to be
read aloud and
enjoyed among
tout Mends. Contains "The Bow-legged Ghost,"
''When Ezra Sang First Bass, "TheMan Who
Couldn't Laugh,'T "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 $3.50, 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
FmkUihtn »4 lUanfactartn. Akron, OblO.
(The Wctner Company It thoroughly reliable.]—Editor,
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, - - 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 & Bobson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863
General ilerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLlVRAY    Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.     Stable in connection.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
or   Mainland
And be sure that each Cigar is branded, otherwise they are not genuine.
They are not only made of the Choicest Tobacco but are of home manufacture, and
should be patronized by all good citizens.
23 Water Street, VANCOUVER, BC.
and Contractors
Sole agents:
M. Beatty k 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
Properties Bondea
Vancouver B. O
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,
HeacHOffice:   ASHCROFT, B. C.
N. de Keyser
ManufacturinglJeweler, 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 call and have your eyes tested free
in the most scientific way. Spectacles and eyeglasses sent on approval to responsible parties. Tell distance you can read the smallest newspaper print and
age.   We will guarantee satisfaction.   Repairing department a specialty.
Leland House
Corner of Hastingsjmd Granville Streets.       VANCOUVER  B. 0
W. E. Brett returned to  McGillivray
creek the first of the week.
Dr. Sanson leaves tomorrow for Clinton to spend the next few weeks with
his family. _^_
J. J. Hill has gone to Clinton to attend
tha annual festivities held in that section
during the next few weeks.
The licensing commissioners for this
district will sit this afternoon to consider
the applications for liquor licenses.
Rev. Mr. Hardie, Presbyterian minister, will hold services in the Methodist
church Sunday morning and evening.
Mrs. Carter arrived Tuesday evening
from Kamloops and has taken charge of
the dining room at the Hotel Victoria.
Mrs. Harry Brett will return from
Vancouver the first of the week after
an absence  of  several   weeks   visiting
friends. _________
About half a dozen men who have
been working on the McGillivay creek
road, came to town last Saturday evening and were paid off.
Geo. Hurley while hitching up a horse
at Lytton last week received a nasty
kick in the head. George "seen stars"
for a little while and although a nasty
blow was able to resume work.
J, R. Williams who will have charge
of the work of taking in the stamp mill
for R. T. Ward to McGillivray creek,
will leave for the mine in a few days.
The machinery will arrive in Lillooet
about the end of this month.
T. A. Brett left Tuesday morning for
Ashcroft via Lytton on business.
W. Merritt Brandon __s been busy
the past fe v weeks preparing the entertainment for the annual Christmas tree
for the children of town. The program
will consist of songs, readings, recitations
and drills, and the people of town may
expect a rare treat. The date decided
for the festivities has been Wednesday
the 27th.   __	
Arthur F. Noel and Joseph Russoll
left Tuesday morning for the coast. Mr.
Noel will be at the coast for a few days
and will then visit Kamloops on more
important business so rumor eays. Joe
Russell will leave for his home in Park
Falls, Wis., where he will remain the
winter months, returning to Lillooet in
the spring.	
Paul Santini is building a warehouse
adjoining his store, next the Excelsior
House, anc' will shortly remove hit old
store and put up a fine building in its
place which will be for rent. Dan Fraser
of the Excelsior House will remove the
adobe house next his place and will
erect at once a large frame building to be
used as the dining for his hotel. When
these improvements are completed that
Messrs. Santini and Fraser are making,
they will have the finest block in town.
These men having confidence in the future of Lillooet are making preparations
for the trade durinji the rush.
Justus E. Knight of Ashcroft haa been
appointed a justice of the peace.
W. J. Abercrombie leaves tomorrow
for the coast and Kamloops on business
and pleasure.
John Collum one of the proprietors of
the hotel at Sucker creek was in town
for a few days this week on business.
Harry Brett has a fine stock of Christmas goods on hand. Those wishing anything in this line would do well to call
Mr. W. H. Patrick and Miss Jennie
Dougherty were married at Ciinton last
week. Both parties are known in this
part of the country and have the congratulations of their numerous friends.
Death of W. Livingston.
W. Livingstone of Savona, died last
week in Kamloops, of cancer, at the age
of 47. The deceased was well known,
having resided in the upper country
since the '70's. He was for a time deputy sheriff and assessor and collector in
the Lillooet district.   He leaves a son.
Soldiers' Allowances.
The minister of militia has decided to
advance to the wives and children of
members of the Canadian contingent the
sustenance allowance which under the
army regulations they are entited to receive from the imperial government.
This action will have the effect of avoiding any cases of hardship. A refund
will be made by the British government.
Members of the permanent corps who
are in the contingent will receive full
pay during their absence. The rate of
pay for the active militia has not yet
heen settled.
The Japanese government invited tenders throughout America for salmon
canning machinery, having decided to
establish the salmon industry. British
Columbia won the contract through a
Vancouver firm.
The C. P. R. has determined to beat
all past records in the way of a rapid
through service from Montreal to the
coast and are arranging for a 90 hour
run from Montreal to Vancouver, to
start next [spring.
H. Mason Smith, a Slocan mine owner, said at Vancouver last week that a
government commission would do much
good. The only trouble at any time was
that mine owners thought the government should consult them Jin-t. He
says mine owners do not object to extra
pay and the eight hour day.
W, H. Dortnan has been appointed
post office inspector of the new district
of British Columbia with headquarters
at Vancouver. The new district comprises Yale, Burrard and Cariboo. British Columbia has been divided into two
districts, one with headquarters at Victoria and the other at Vanconvpr.
% Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
Trio Mineral Claim, situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of Lillooet District. Where located:   On Cadwallader Creed.
Take notice that I, J. F. Gibson, acting as
agent for the Alpha Bell Gold Quartz Mining
Dompany, Limited Liability, Free Miner's certificate No. 20154, intend, sixty days from date
hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a
certificate of improvement, for the purpose of
obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, mast be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 21st dav of November, 1899.
Harry Brett's Store.
The best stock in town.  Everything you
need.    Call at once and make a purchase.
Manufacturers of all kind of
None but the best material used. Miners or
prospectors sending in orders will receive
prompt attention and satisfaction guaranteed.
Lillooet, B. C.
Have ill stock all kinds of
Dried Lumber, Finishing
Lumber and Mouldings.
All orders will receive
prompt attention. Write for
prices or apply at the yard.
R.F.Anderson &Co
General Hardware,
Faints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Minors Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Russel Wire Fencing.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
Our Specluitiea:
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1896.
McIMAN, McFEEIir i Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplied!
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies^
Agents for The Giant Powder Co.. San Francisco.
Paul Santini
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Good, i
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
o-EiisrHE/AXi  ;2^:i3_=e;OH:A.iiT_?
Miners Supplies.
IiIIiXiOOrET?, -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-ietk: of-
Dining Room.
First class meals served with all the
delicacies of the season. Meal tickets
furnished on application.
MRS.  A.T. RILEY,   -:-   Proprietress
THE ASHCROKT HHANCH is the most convenient Hunk for Lillooet ami all
places in the Cariboo district. Money received on deposit. Drafts issued and collections made'
in any part of Canada, Great Britain and the United States.
Oold r»u»t and Amalgam Purchased,
John Hawley^
V-A-ISTOOU'VEE/    -    -    -    B.C.
First class mining properties handled.


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