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THE
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Vol. i. No. 25
LILLOOET, B. C. FRIDAY, DECEHBER 30, 1898
$2.00 a year.
LILLOOET   DISTRICT.
fn this the last issue of The Prospector
f 1 ihe year 1898, a few words as to   the
fu ure prospects of the town of  Lillooet
in  I district will not   be   ont   ot   place.
i lie town of Lillooet, as most  of  our
i«. ders are aware, is one of  the  bldett
h  ilen.ents on the Mainland of   British
('••Sunibia.   In saying this of course   we
d■< not reft r to the Hudson Bay Company
f'-rts, which liave existed for very  niany
\v;trs  all   over  the great  stretch    of
if'intry, which is now the Dominion   of
Oi:iada.   Tiie Hudson   Bay forts  were
ii .teettlemente in the proper   Bense   of
tno term, but were merely trading posts
f<>r the purpose of   bartering,   blankets,
fl'iur, gunpowder, hardware,   groceries,
&«• with the Indians,   for   furs.       The
11 ndson Bay Company did not encourage
H'ttlement.   In fact it was not its policy
tn ilo so, as settlement tended   to  diminish the Supply 6t furs.      In   1858  in
consequence of the discovery of gold On
the Fraser, a large rush of miners   took
p'ace.   In a short time  a   large  camp
t-l'tang up at Lillooet, there being fully
5000 inhabitants in Lillooet and   in   its
companion camp on the opposite bank
c I the Fraser, called Parsonsville.       In
t • e course of a couple of years  a  large
quantity oi god was washed out of   the
gravel in  the benches   round   Lillooet.
:   Then came the discovery of the   rich
| diggings in Cariboo.   An exodus of  ihe
white miners   took   place   Parsonsville
was campletely  deserted   and   Lillooet
[ probably also would have ceased to exist
but for the fact that the route from   the
coast to Cariboo parsed through it.   The
route from the Coast then  was   up   the
Fraser to the head of   Harrison   lake,
.then by wragon road up the Lil looet river
•.to Andersou lake, thence over Anderson
and Seaton lakes to Lillooet and   thence
by the road over Pavilion   moudtain   to
the Cariboo gold fields.   Lillooet's chief
importance then, was a stopping   place
on tne road to Cariboo.     This route by
way of Harrison, Anderson, and   Seaton
lakej, was not a convenient one in consequence of the many changes from  waggon to boat and vice versa, and in the
early sixties a wagon road was made from
Vale at the head of steam boat navigation
on the Fraser, up the Fraser and 'Thorn p-
ton   rivers,   which   road  crossed    the
Thompson   at  Sjfences 'Bridge.      The
The town of Ashcroft did not come
into existence until after the opening of
the Canadian Pacific railway in the year
1889, and was.of no importance until by
the construction of a bridge cross the
Thompson, it became the starting point
from the railway on the road to Cariboo.
After the construction of the Yale-
Cariboo road Lidooet was very dull and
there was scarcely an" residents except
a few storekeepers and some Chinese
miners who continue to wash the ground
that the   white   men   had   abandoned
Previous to the construction of the
Canadian Pacific Railway no attention
was   paid   to   quartz   mining    in    the
province, and even as late as  the-  year
1892 the total   production   of   the   lode
mines only amounted the sum of   $100,-
000.       .Pen   years   ago   the   Kootenay
country was no farther   advanced   than
this district now is.   Last year the  output of the Kootenay mines amounted in
value to about $7,000,000.   " When   we
coneider   the   enormous   strides   made
by the Kootenay district in the last six
years we shou'd  feel hopeful  for   the
future of this district.   The fact that up
10 the present time there is no   producing mines should not discourage us..   It
is only now about three years since  attention began to be given to the capabilities of this district for quartz.     That
there are valuable deposits of   mineral
here is the opinion of every expert   who
has examined it.       Cayoosh creek has
been somewhat discredited by the failure
of the Golden Cache mine to pay a dividend.   It must however, be remembered
that the Golden Cache is by no means
abandoned, and that the owners   have
decided to spend a large sum  of money
on developing work.     Even  however,
should the Goldtn Cache not prove  a
success, that is no reason why the same
fate should happen tne claims on Bridge
Kiver and on Anderson Lake,   not   to
mention the Blaekwater district,  which
in some persons opinion is likely to prove
the richest of all.   We believe that the
coming year will be a most prosperous
one for the owners of mineral cla'ms and
that attention will be  again   paid   to
Oayoosh Greek in which there are many
promising claims.
XMAS   ENTERTAINMENTS
I. O. F. Officers.
The annual meeting of Court Seaton
Independent Order of Forsters was' held
at Santini's hall on the 27th December,
when the following were elected officers
l'6r the year 1899:—YV. Durban C. R.,
R.Terry, V. C. R.; R. H. Brett, R. S.;
J. B. Cherry, F. S.; Gi T. Rives, Ch.}
P. Santini, Teas.; T. H. Walters, P. U.
R.; vV. O. Brett, S.W.;J. Jacks, J. W.;
W. E. Brett, S. B.; G. H. Welbourne,
J.B.; VV. H. Milier 0. D.; J. B. Cherry,
and R. Chisholm, trustee?.
The session of the Dominion parliament will not meet until about March
1st.
Wm. Gambel arrived in town from
Anderson Lake last vyeek to spend the
Xmas holidays.
The Rev. Mr. Hughes   wishes   us  to
On Tuesday evening the 27th in3t. an
entertainment was held in Santini'shall
in aid of the Methodist Parsonage fund.
The hall  was crowded, seats being with
difficulty obtained for all.   The programme consisted of a number of  "Tableaux
vivants" with songs readings and instrumental pieces   interspersed.       AH   the
items were most creditably rendered ami
it is very difficult to single out any  one
that deserves special praise, as all were
so excellent.     We cannot however   refrain  from   specially   mentioning    the
"Tableau", Rock of Ages, the  arrangement of which was most artistic. It was
difficult to realize that the figure  clinging to the cross, was a living person and
not a waxen image.    The   instrumental
pieces by Messrs. W. Cumming and F.
Rosenburg   were  most  enjoyable  and
these gentlemen deserve a special   vote
oif thanks for their kindness  in   coming
so far.   The following are the details: —
No 1. Instrumental piece, Mr W. Cumming, violin, Mr. F. Rosenburg  organ,
'No. 2. Song with banjo accompaniment.
"There is a tavern in the town", Mr. Jas
__. 3.   Rowbottom.       No. 3.   Reading,
"Goody   Grim's  Pig",   Mr.  Llewellyn
Jones.       No. 4.   Instrumental    piece,
Messrs Cumming and Rosenburg.   No 5,
Tableau Vivant, "Rock Of Ages,", Mrs.
R.,H. Brett.     No. 6. Recitation,   "The
Queen", Mr. J. S. Bell.   No. 7.   Instrumental   piece, Messrs.   Cumming   and
Rosenburg.    No. 8. Tableau, "Statue of
Liberty", Mrs. T. A. Brett. No 9. Song,
"The Swaney River" Mrs W. H.Mille-.
No. 10. Tableau Vivants, "Faith,  Hope
and Charity, Mes lames,  Burns  T.  A.
Brett and J. McKivor.   No. 11. Instrumental   piece, Messrs.    Cumming  and
Rosenburg.   No   12.   Recitation,   "The
Polish Boy" Miss Davidson.       No.   13.
Tableau Vivant, " Bliss and Bliss  Des-
turbed'', Mrs R)bb, Mr. AtkiD, Mrs Mcintosh and Mr Durban.   No. 14. Reading, "Catching the cat", Rev R. Hughes.
No.  15.   Instrument d    piece,   Messrs.
Cumming   and   Rosenburg.      No.   16,
Tableau,   "Execution   of    Lady    Jane
Grey", Miaa Noel, aud W. O. B ett. No.
17. Reading   Mrs. M-Intosh.      No. 18.
TaDleauVivan , "The dui.l and reconciliation," Mrs. Tinkham, R. Atkin and
Mr. G. Hurley.   No. 19. Song,   Rev  R.
Hughes.   No. 20. Tableau Vivant "Dead
Broke", W. O. Brett.   No. 21. "The old
bachelor", Mr  J.   S.   Bell,   this   item
brought down the house and iu response
to an encore Mr.  Bell  recited   a  short
piece "Baptist ship, Methodist   ship".
Messrs. R. H. Brett, Paul Morrison and
VV. Durban _ave valuable assistance in
the arrangement of the  scenery,   &c.
that relying on a promise made to him
by our member previous to the general
election he had expended considerable
sum of money on a road, which was to
have been returned to him by the
Government. The letter is evidently
written by some one who hails from
London, being in the Cockney slang.
Knowing no rancher in this district
who is a Cockney, we applied to Mr.
Smith for information; tie states that he
knows no rancher in the district to
whom any promise of the kind, either
express or implied was made or any who
had made a road in this vicinity, and
moreover that the only person he knows
in the district who writes in the Cockney
Style, is not a rancher but a gentleman
whose chief distinction in tie agricultural line, is the size and quantity
of the weeds which he raises. He however has been more occupied in closing
roads than in making them.
, England, Germany, and the United
States are the only three countries which
permit actions for breaches of promise
of marriage on grounds of wounded
feelings. Neither in Italy, Russia, Holland, nor France, does a mutual promise
involve obligation of marriage, and, except in cases where the promise has
been followed by betrayal, a defaulting
lover is liable only in so far as his or her
fault has caused actual pecuniary damage. In Germany an engagement invariable assumes an official form ; and
j should one of the parties there o
withdraw, the other may claim damages
to the extent of a fifth of the dower
agree upon. German bridal dowers are
proverbially email, and the fractional
fifth awarded to the jilted sweetheart by
way of solace for wounded feelings falls
considerably short of the average
damage-" which an American or English
jury would award.
state   that   the   net   proceeds of   the ITbe edging   of  the   national   anthem
entertainment    on    Tuesday   evening I brought a very enjoyable evening   to  a
amounted to $34.   The tickets and money Ic '08e' ■	
I taken af the door shows that there were I _ .,    '
i' _f   \'?__ '       , »»    „', Ranchers Trouble.
about 120 people .present.     Mr. Hughes :
. wishes to thank all who have so willingly !    A letter appeared in last weeks  issue
I helped, including Mr. Santini   for  the I of the Province purporting to come from
moderate charge for the hall. I a rancher of  this district  complaining
A Summolent Judge.—Rumor at the
Four Courts is busy as to which of tl,e
Irish judges is the central figure of the
following story : It seems, as the Law
Gazette puts it, that a learned judge is
wont to doze during the more or less
uninteresting speeches of counsel, and
from time to time to awaken to ejaculate
an odd remark in the coarse a: a speech.
An eloquent Q. C. was lately addressing his lordshi > on the subject of certain
town commissioners ri_ht to a particular
waterway. In his address he repeated,
somewhat'emphatically, "But'my lord,
we must have water; we must have
water." The learned judge thereupon
awoke, and startled the bar with the remark, "Well just a little drop, thank
you; just a little; I like it strong."
The result of the bye-elections in the
districts of Alberni and Cowichan on
Wednesday, Neill, government, and
Robertson, opposition, were the successful candidates. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1898.
THE PROSPECTOR.
Published every Friday.
SUBSCRIPTION |2.00
Payable in advance.
RIC. A. FRASER.
Publisher.
LILLOOET, B.C.FRIDAY,DECEMBER 30. 1898.
The Prospector wishes its many
patrons and readers the compliments of
the season and that all will live and
prosper.    	
In another column is published a map
showing the route of the proposed
northern railway from Vancouver
through Lillooet, Cariboo and on to Atlin
lake.
We learn that operations will commence shortly a la Dr. Parkhurst. The
"china town" population, etc., would
be a good scheme, but for games of
amusement, let them alone.
The end of the year has come and we
are once again on the eve of a new year.
The past year may not have been as
prosperous to many as they would like,
but the prospects for the coming season
are very encouraging. Everyone should
assist in every possible manner to help
matters along by helping themselves
and their neighbors. The countrv needs
energy and push to bring it more to the
fore. The coming year by exercising
such it will produce wonderful changes.
The confidence which moneyed men
have in Vancouver and her future prosperity is eloquently spoken in the recent
bids for city debentures. The price
realised for $10,000 of 4 per cent, 40 year
debentures for the construction of west
end sewers under the local improvemet
system was 102.56. Stimson & Co., of
Toronto, were the purchasers. The
highest price hitherto obtained was 102,
which was paid by the bank of British
North America for $10,000 of paving
debentures this summer.—Province.
Now that the elections are over it has
transpired that the charges in connection
with the dyking of the Fraser river
ranches are much heavier than the
ranchers can stand, constituting an annual charge of something like $2.50 per
acre of the land reclaimed. Being unable to pay, the settlers have made the
government an offer of half the land reclaimed, provided the government
accepts the dyking charges on it and
pays the charges on the remaining half
as well, the proposition means the
purchase of 125.000 acres by the government at about $50 per acre.
Under the new C.P.R. timat^ble which
went into effect Monday 12jth^ the Pacific
express arrives at Vanco*w(£r at 12:30
and the Atlantic leave at 2';'-,^^|? The
Whatcom train will leave at   8:40  a.m
Mineral Act, 1896.
(FORM P.)
Certificate of Improvements.
_5TOTIO_33.
Surprise, Alpha Bell Fraction, Omega Frac
tion mineral claims, situate in the Lillooet
mining division of Lillooet district. Where
located:   Cayoosh creek.
Take notice that The Alpha Bell Gold Quartz
Mining Company, Limited Liability, free
miners certificate No. 95643, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining
recorder for a certificate of improvements, for
the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this twenty-seventh day of October,
H98. 17
The Alpha Bell Gold Quartz Mining Company, Limited.   H. DePencier, Secretary.
Mainland Cigar
FACTORY.
IF YOTJ WANT TO ENJOY^A GOOD
CIGAE ASK FOR THE
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.
WM. TIETJEN,
Manufacturer.   *
123 Water Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that an application
will be made to the legislative assembly of the
province of British Columbia at its next session
tor an act to incorporate a company under the
name of the " Vancouver, Northern and Yukon
Railway Company" and emDower it to con-
tsruct, equip, operate and maintain a standard
or narrow guage railway from some point at
the City of Vancouver or some other convenient
point on the snore of Burrard Inlet; thence
running in a northerly direction by way of
Seymour creek, or the most feasible route to
the Squamish Valley; thence by the most feas
ible route through the Pemberton Meadows to
Lillooet; thence northerly to Quesnelle; thence
northwesterly to Hazluton, or some other point
on the Skeena river; and thence northerly to
the northern boundary of the province; with
power to build a branch line from or near
Hazelton, along the valley of the Black
river to the northern boundary of the province; with power to build branch lines
from said railway to Fort St. John; with power
also to build branch lines east and west from
the main line along the north shore of Burrard
Inlet to Howe Sound and the west shore of the
North Arm of said inlet; with power also to
build and operate branch lines from time to
time to groups of mines and to farming lands
from any point on the main line or any of its
branches; with power in operating the railway
and its branches to use steam, electricity or
other motive power; with power to build telegraph and telephone lines for the purposes of
the company and for transmission of messages
for the public and commercial purposes; with
power to build all necessary bridges and roadways and to build, operate and maintain
wharves, docks, and sawmills and own and
operate ferries and with power to equip and
maintain steam and other vessels and operate
the same in connection with railway and its
branches on any navigable waters along or near
the line of railway and its branches; with
power to acquire water rights and to construct
dams, flumes, etc., for improving and increasing the water privileges and to generate electricity for operating the railway and any of its
branches; and to erect and maintain all necessary works for the generation and transmission
„ light and heat and other power,
power to expropriate lands for the purpose of
the company; and to acquire lands, bonuses,
privileges, or other aids from any government,
municipal corporation or persons or bodies
corporate, and to levy and collect tolls from
all persons using and on all freight passing over
any of such roads, ferries and wharves and carried on any of the vessels used, built, or operated by the company; and with power to lease,
make traffic or other arrangements with railway, stermboat or other companies and for all
other usual, necessary or incidental rights,
powers and privileges in any way conducive to
the attainment of the aforesaid objects.
Dated this *23rd day or November 1898.
21 McP FILLIPS _ WILLIAMS.
Pioneer
Hotel.
LILLOOET, B.C.
■W. F. Allen  Proprietor.
* * * * * * *
First Class Hotel in every respect.     Accommodation
for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably furnished.     Commercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
Pioneer Hotel.   Large sample room.
*   *   *   *   *  *   #
WELL   STOCKED   BAR. EXCELLENT   CUISINE,
Headquarters tor the B. C. Express St ige»
LYTTON STAGE LINE.
As soon as the Lillooet-Lytton road is completed we will ran a through stage
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 r«>■<-, of the
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     -:-    Lytto 1 and Lillooet, B. CJ
DANIEL   HURLEY.
JOHN A. MURRAY.
Hotel Victoria
l_LI3_3_003_S_?, 23. O.'
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished throughout is the only first
class hotel in Lillooet.   Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by'
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling injconnection withtue hotel. Head-^
quarters|forJthe Lillooet-Lytton stage.
0   6   9   0   9   9    CHARGES   MODERATE.    9   9   9   9   g)   «
HURLEY & MURRAY,
Proprietor.
EXCELSIOR   ZEECOUSIE.;
_d. _?i:r,__.s3b:__« pbop.
lillooet,       -      2       •       -      S      E
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars—
B.C.
■___.!
R.&W. CUMMING,
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.!
s»__."vii_io_sr7 jb. o.
PATRONIZE  HOME INDUSTRY AND BUY PAVILION ROLLER FLOUR.I
Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates.
«%k   «_*   «*,   o-_s_sr_3__.__.Xi s_?o_=___i.   *_*   <_.   ^
Post Office and Telegraph Office in connection.   Freight teams plying once a
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
LEE & CUMMINfi, Agents, LillooetB. ' THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET. B.C., FRIDAY,DECEMBER  30, 1898.
1 A Valuabe Itinera!.
The prospect of profit from the mica
JepoBits of  the  Yellow Head Pass ar^d
>ther points   in   the  Rockies are very
upright.    .Some   300,000   pounds of this
fnineral are used annually in the United
fetates, and the supply is so much Jlees
lhan the demand that 55 per cent, of the
[?mica used is imported from Scandinavia
hid   Russia.     The   substance is worth
rom $1.20 to $25 a pound, according to
_ze and color, the larger and .more transparent plates bringing the higher prices.
Its uses are numerous.     In microscopy
tnd optics; for making bronze powder;
jnstead of glass; and as a lubricant mica
(s   in   demand.   Even  scrap mica, the
lebriB of the mine, is worth from $5 to
j»25 a ton, being an ingredient in  some
garnishes and paints, and in the size for
! tcating wall paper.     As it is generally
\uarried by open face workings, its get-
liing is inexpensive.
; Organizing: Reading Centers.
, R. E.Gosnellj.lftie provincial librarian
pas undertaken the work of organizing
eading centers threughout the province
under the auspices of the University-Association of New ' York and Chicago.
■ his association has published a series
If studies in subjects of general interest,
Ihe readings in each subjectjpnd subdivision being prepared by university pro-
jssors and specialists. These studies
Include universal history, universal literature, . political    economy,   political
_enee and sociology, religion and theology, and some of the sciences The
[ost of the course, including text books,
fixed at $3,75, with a further charge of
jfty cents for a certificate of examina-
lon.
A Safe Safe.
• - f
Witt so much said about the unsafety
[f safes the Ponton trail, it is refreshing
hear of a safe that keeps its treasure
[ntil it was opened legitimately.      The
lie of the ill-fated Spanish cruiser,
tnfanta Maria Teresa., has been kicicing
found the navy yard at Norfolk,   Va.,
/er since the resurrected Spanish cruiser
}ank again in the stormy waters. Last
reek, when opened, it was found to con-
Jain $75,000 in gold and silver coin. The
Enoney will be turned over to the proper
authorities, and the safe will be sent to
the National Museum at Washington.
BAILEY
HOTEL.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, - - B.C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice   Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars.  Sample
room   free.
■
Globe Hotel,
LYTTON, B. C.
Good accommodation for travelers.
Bar supplied with the best brands of
wines liquors and cigars. Rates moderate. Good sample rooms. Commercial
trunks hauled to and from station free
of charge. Baggage .to [and from depot
free.
A. F. HAUTIER, Proprietor.
LYTTOF.
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.)
^Business established 1863.
POST OlfFICB   S_?0_a_±3.
General Merchandise and
Miners Supplies.]
H. STEFFENS
LYTTON, B. C.
-DEALER   IN
The steamer rolled and pitched in the
raves.   " Deah boy," groaned Oholly at
[he end of the first hour on shipboard,
promise me that you will send my retains home to my people I"     A second
iour passed. "Deah boy,"feebly moan
\d Oholly, "you needn't send my re
iftins home.   There won't be any 1 '*
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection,
A etump ojator wishing to describe
Is opponent, aa a soulless*rnim did: if. in
Ibis wise: "I have heard," said lie
I' eome persons hold to the opinion (hat
pat at Ihe precise inctant after ori^'ha-
jnan being dies another is born; and that
roe bouI of the deceased enters and animates the new born babe. Now, I have
iade particular and extensive iuqMariefij
[oncerning my opponent there, and I
End that for some hours-previous to his
nativity nobody died,"
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Roal
OH AS. MoGILLIVRAY, Proprietor.
First-class accornmoda
tlon for travelers.  Choice
Isqi-uors and cigars.
Headquarters for stage.    Stable in con
nectibn.
WATCHES
W. B. MACKINNON, M. E.
J. BENSON, M. A.
AND WATCH REPAIRING.
mail orders solicited Mining Engineers
TR0REY The Jewbler and ASSAYERS
IVancouver, Et. C. Mackinnon Building, VANCOUVER,
.,„„.      -i     ^ t        • »       ! OOET and BRID r :   .It ,r : I        on Bend 'Or.
(Jilieal watch   inspector for    _    ,    ,      ,"„_.,,
1 Sample^ Assayed and Mining properties le-
0    P   R ported    on.
__ss__iri_<ra-.
j .1
Printers' Supplies,
Job .Printers'
assayer and chemist j Paper Stock.
Gas and Gasoline
Engines at
Toronto Type Foundry Co.
J. O'SULLIVAN,
^Twenty-six years with Messrs. Vivian &
"Sons. Swansea, England.
Office and Labatory :   614 Hastings St.
VANCOUVEK, B. O.
Assays and Analysis made of all kinds of Ores.
The Labatory is up-to-date, with all modern
appliances, including GATES' most approved Rock Grinding and Crush"
t ing  Machinery.
LIMITED,
British'CoUimbia Branch
520 Cordova Street,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
J. M. Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
Handled
Properties Bonded
Vancouver
B.0
i . _____:__ —
m
WM. HAMILTON MANUFACTURING CO.
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el THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 80, 1898.
Beats Them All.
The Pans corn epondent of the Mail
writes that M. Constantin, a young
Frenchman of 19, who has just been introduced at the Folies Bergere, is eight
feet tall and probably bigger than
any man ever lived. He is perfectly
proportioned. He arrived in a huge
railway wagon, into which he had the
greatest drficulty in stowing himself.
Stair* are the young man's chief difficulty, for his knees are rather weak
and his feet—although each is over 22
inches in length—are barely large enough
to preserve his equilibrium.
His bed, without which he never
travels, is a curiosity. It takes eight
men to carry it.
Goldwin Smith on a Form of Vulgarity.
Not unconnected in sentiment with
this craving for publicy is the ostentation
of wedding presents. On this subject
what our forefathers would have deemed
valgarity has gone so far as to publish in
the newepapers the list r f presents with
the names of the givers. This is an
extreme case, but the display of the
presents, given in the home is a custom
of recent gro a th and one which would
be more honored in the b.each than in
the observance. Comparison between
the gifts is invited and the rich are
glorified at the expense of the oor,
whose offering perhaps, is larger in
proportion to their means, while their
friendship is not lees warm. Suppose,
instead of giving separately, all the
friends were to pool their gifts, each
giving according to his ability, and together purchase something that might
be a real memoral and an heirloom instead of a lot of trumpery like that on a
stall at a fancy bazaar; the names to be
made known, not the am »nnt which
each subscribe s. There is little use,
however, in talking against the fashion
of the day; presently the pendulum will
swing back of its own accord.
NOTICE.
riming Camp Ethics.
Notiee is hereby given that an application
will be made to the legislative assembly of
the province of British Columbia, at its next
session, for an act to incorporate a company
and empower it to construct, equip, operate
and maintain a standard or narrow guage railway from some point on or near the Canadian
Pacific railway near Lytton at the junction of
the Fraser and Thompson rivers; thence following the valley of the Fraser river up
stream, by the most feasible route, on
either side of the said Fraser river to
a point at or near the mouth of the Quesnelle
river; with power to construct branch lines
and also power to build and operate branch
lines from time to time to groups of mines and
to farming lands from any point on the main
line or any of its branches; with the power in
operating the railway and its branches to use
steam, electricity, or other motive power; with
power to build telegraph and telephone lines
for the purposes of the company and for transmission of messages for the public and commercial purposes; with power to build all necessary
bridges and roadways and to build, operate and
maintain wharves, docks, and sawmills, and
own and operate ferries; and with power to
equip and maintain steam and other vessels
and operate the same in connection with the
railway and its branches on any navigable
water along or near the line of railway and
its branches; and with power to acquire water
rights, and to construct dams, flumes, etc., for
improving and increasing the water privileges,
and to generate electricity for operating the
railway and any of its branches, and to erect
and maintain all necessary works for the generation and transmission of electricity or power
within the area of the operations of the said
company, and for the supply of light and heat
and other power; and with power to expropriate lands for the purpose of the company to acquire lands, bonuses, privileges or other aids
from any government, municipal corporation,
or persons, or bodies corporate, and to levy and
collect tolls from all persons using, and on all
freight passing over any of such roads, ferries
and wharves and carried on any of the vessels
used, built or operated by the company; and
with power to lease, make traffic, or other arrangements with railway, steamboats or other
companies and for all other usual, necessary or
incidental rights, powers and privileges in any
way conducive to tlie attainment of the aforesaid objects.
Dated this 15th day of November, A. l>., 1898.
MePHILLlPS & WILLIAMS,
20 Solicitors for applicants.
Mineral Act, 1896.
The strict moral theories of  Eastern
cities are of little practical  value in  a
mining camp.   Conditions as  they  exist must be dealt with.   Any attempt to
force mine! s and prospectors to cease the
practice of risking money on  cards will
prove a   failure.     The  average   miner
does not s< e any harm in the  practice,
and so long as he does not he will  continue to enjoy a quite game of draw  or
Black-Jack.   As far as the good  order
of the town is concerned no great  ha'm
can arise from three of four men plaving
a quiet game.   If hotel men,   however,
turn  their  bar  rooms  into gambling
joints and allow professional gamblers to
run games in the back rooms of their
houses, they may expect visits from the
police and trouble for their houses.  Ttie
professional gentleman who does noth-
excepting  to swindle  the  innocent at
sards  de erves  consideration    neither
from the hotel men  nor  the police.—
Boundary Creek Times.
(FOKM V.)
Certificate of Improvements.
isroTicjs-
The Post Mineral Claim-
Situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of Li:-
loo*t district.    Where located:    On the
north side of Cayoosh creek.
Take notice that I, Robert G. Tatlow, free
miner's certificate No  16504 A, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a ciown grant of
the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the isaiv-
ance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, 1898.
18- R. ti. TATLOW.
Leland House
Cor er of Hastings and Granville Streets.        VANCOUVER   B   C
wm. __z_^__n___?03_r, _?__.o_?_
CARGILE HOUSE, ashcroft.
Is now under new management and has been thoroughly renovated. Culinary
department unsurpassed. The Bar is stocked with choice liquors and cigars and
will be in charge of experienced men.   Every convenience for commercial men.
CARGILE & COLLINS. - - Proprietor.
ASHCROFT.
J. H. Clements,
DRUGGIST and STATIONER.
Lillooet Mail orders carefully attended to.
THOS.  McCOSH,
__:___^o__:___>rT t__ii_o_^.
__.S__CC__/0_TT, _3. C-
Tweeds, Trouserings, Serges, Winter Goods, etc.
Call and inspect our stock. Good workmanship and moderate charges.   Repair
ing and cleaning a specialty.   Orders by mail or express punctually attended to.
The director of a matrimonial agency
says the young girls ask only, " Who is
he?" the young widows, " What is his
position?" the old widows, "Where is
he?"
Certificate of Improvements.
35TOTIOE-
The Gem.Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of Lillooet district. Where located: On the
north side of Cayoosh creek.
Take notice that I, Robert G. Tatlow, free
miner's certificate No. 16504 A, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of
the above claim. .
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, 1898.
xv. (jr. TAxIjOW.
WM. B. BAILEY & CO.
Storage & Forwarding Agts
ASHCROFT, B. C.
Consign your goods to our care.     We settle railway charges and forward to
destination without delay.   Correspondence eolicited. W. B. BAILEY & Co
N. de Kevser,SHC"0"-
Manufacturing Jeweler, Watchmaker and Optician.
Watchee, 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 yon ran read the smallest newspaper print and
age.   We will guarantee satisfaction.   Repairing department a specialty.
Certificate of Improvements.
_5TOTIOE
The Stanley Mineral  Olei*™»
Situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of til,
looet district.   Where located: On the south
side of Cayoosh Creek.
Take notice that I, Robert G. Tatlow fret
miner's certificate No. 16504 a, intend, slxt)
days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of Improvements
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant oi
thAnd°furtherratake notice that action unde,
seSon 37, must be commenced before tie last,
anre of such certificate of impwvemenh.
Dated this 26th day of SeptembeM898.
CARIBOO & LILLOOET
 STAGE TRAVEL.
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.
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY.
Head Office:   ASHCROFT, B. C.
The Prospector
SUBSCRIBES  _PO_R. XT',  $2  -A.  Y_B-A._^. THE PROSPECTOR, LTLLOOET. &'€,, FRIDAY,DECEMBER 30, 1898.
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PROPOSED   NORTHERN ' RAILWAY.
R0P05ED NORTHERN RAILWAY.
're is every probability of the pro-
: railway to the north becoming an
oplished fact.    The   promoteis  of
tw line are amalgamating with the
len composing the two companies
>reviously obtained charters, and
miinion  and  provincial  govern-
; are to be applied to  for  a  new
The map above shows  the
'./which it  is  proposed  to follow,
_/, from Seymour  creek,  on  the
| t.side of the inlet, thence north from
[Squamish  Valley  to  Lillooet and
}'ce River.   From there Quesnelle is
\, then northwest on to Telegraph
and ultimately Atlin lake.
ngland a governess, 24 years old
<1 herself, leaving the following
explanation: "Lastnight as I
ed, miserable and hopeless. I
^studying my hands again, and 1
'out to plainly to misunderstand,
inow I told you 1 was Lorn mad,
[y fate line upside down. I found
le repeated on the other hand. I
rall that is happening to me in it. I
^member that 1 had changed places,
id that Saturn, and not Luna, is the
redoutinatiiitr planet now. I am just
>ming to a fatality. Ratht r than sub-
lit to it, I me** to be drowned." Prob-
>ly enough the poor girl was born with
| streak of insanity.
Tommie—"Hello, Jimmie, what kep'
>u?" Jimmie—"Me and the ol' man
[ad an argument. He wanted me
haul some wood into the back y; rd."
Tommie-—"How did it end?" Jim-
ie—"In a draw—1 drawed it."
Certificate of Improvements.
ustoticie.
Little Joe, White Crow, Delighted, Jim Crow
Fraction and Bend 'Or Fraction mineral
claims situate in the Lillooet mining division of Lillooet district. Where located:
Cadwallader Creek.
Take notice that The Bend 'Or Mines, Ltd.,
free miner's certificate No. 39122 A, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificates of improvents, for
the purpose of obtaining a crown grants of the
above claims.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, mnst be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this first dav of December, 1898.
The Bend 'Or Mines, Ltd.
21 per C. T. Diamond, agent.
Certificate of Improvements.
istotioe:
The Maud Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of Lil
looet district.   Where located: On the south
side of Cayoosh Creek.
Take notice that I,  Robert G. Tatlow free
miner's certificate No. 16504 a, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of
the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, 1898.
R. G. TATLOW.
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J.   B CHERRY,
A. B. THIN. COLL., DUBLIN.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, NOTARY PUBLIC
Lslllooet. B. C
Notice is hereby given that ;the firm of Mc
Gillivray & Briggs heretofore carrying on the
hotel business of hotelkeepers at the Half-Way
House on the Lillooet-Lytton wagon road was
this day dissolved. Charles McGillivray will-
continue the business and to whom all debts
are to be paid and who will settle all debts
against the old firm.
Dated at Lytton this 14th day of November
1898. Charles McGillivray.
Robert Briggs.
SAHUEL GIBBS,
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining  Broker.
Reports on Mining Properties.
LILLOOET and BRIDGE RIVER, B. C.
JUNG KEE,
-dealer in—
Boots, Shoes, Clothing
Groceries, Fruits and
Tobacco, Etc.   -   -    -
LLILOOET, B. C.
A.. UIFFOIWD,
OPTICIAN.
VANCOUVER, - - - - B. C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods. Our repair department is unex
celled for fine work. Leave your orders with
the postmaster who will have it attended to as
well as if you came personally.
IRa h. bbett.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
FancY Goods, Tobacco, etc
CANDIES, FKUITS, NTJTI?
LILLOOET, B. C.
SUBSCRIBE
—for—
THE   PROSPECTOR.
|2.00 A YEAR.
JOB WORK.
JOB WORK.
Canadian
Pacific
Railway.
THE BEST AND CHEAPEST
Route to alt Ea_ern _>oint_.
Fewest Changes,
Quickest Time
Through First class Sleeping Cars and Touri*
Sleeping Cars to St. Paul, Montreal and Toronto
without change.
The Dining Car Service along the line of ih«
C. P. R. is unequalled anywhere.
Connections at Vancouver
With Steamer lines for
CHINA, JAPAN,
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS,
AND AUSTRALIA.
For full information as to rates, time, etc
apply to the nearest ticket agent, or to
E. J. COYLE,
District Passenger Agent, Vancouver, B. C.
M, DUMOND
-DEALER   IN—
HARDWARE,
STOVES, Etc.
TINWARE and
MINERS SUPPLIES
Tin  shop  in  connection.
ASHCROFT a_ LILLOOET. B. C.
SEATON LAKE
SAWMILL.
Lillooet, B. C.
Have in stock all kinds of
Dried Lumber, Finishing
Lumber and Mouldings.
Ail orders will receive
prompt attention. Write for
prices or apply at the yard.
COLUMBIA  HARDWARE HOUSE.
Established 1862.
R.F.Anderson&C°
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils, Stoves and Tinware. Miners steel. Picks
Shovels, etc.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B, C. I
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THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. 0, ERIDAY, DECEMBER HO. 1898.
LOCAL TEMS.
' R. Terry left this morning with  the
Pemberton Meadow mail.
Mr. and M.sR. Oumcaing are expected
from the 21 on Saturday.
Mr. T. Cole of Pavilion has been in
town for a few days this week on pleasure.	
Miss Matilda Marshall who has been
sick for the past week is now well and
able to be about.
Mr. Wm. Ferguson is down for the
Xmas holidays, after an absence of
nearly a year in the Bridge River.
Many bright aud happy faces were
to be been among the children of the
town on Xmas morning. Santa Clause
making his annual visit.
Happy New Year.
C. J. Place and J.  R.   Cameron  are
down from McGillivray Creek.
Mrs. Keatley came in from the 15 on
Friday afternoon to visit friends.
Owing to New Year festivities The
Prospector is published a little later than
ueual.         .-:
Christmas entertainment, Santini's
hall, Saturday evening, 7:30 o'clock
sharp.
A young son came to the household of
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Haddock at Ashcroft last week.
VANCOUVER HARDWARE,
Company,   _-trt.
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN VANCOUVER, '
Shelf and Heavy Hardware, Paints and Oils
Grates, Tiles and House Furnishing G
A football game will take place Monday morning on the football ground at
10 o'clock.   Don't miss it.
Quite a number of our bachelors
friends went to the coaBt for their Xmas
dinner. So-ne of them we believe will
be able to cook their own turkey next
Xmae success boys.
A football game took place Tuesday
afternoon between the Whites and the
Indians. The score stood 3 to nothing.
The WhiteB wining. The game was
played in the east end of town.
We understand the ladies of the town
held a sewing matih at the residence of
Mrs. Harry Brett on the 28th inst, decisions to be made public and prizes
-awarded on New Years Eve.
A dinner and dance was given at the
Hotel Victoria on Monday evening by the
proprietors at which a large number of
guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
Dancing was indulge;! in until the early
hours.   .    j	
Mr. J.'B. McPhail left with mail for
Bridge River on Tuesday morning, it is
to be hoped that the Dominion authorities will before long grant a subsidy. It
is too bad that private parties must bear
the expense.
There will be a Christmas tree and
concert at Santini's Hull on Saturday
evening the 31st December, a present
will be given to each child in Lillooet.
After the presents are distributed readings songs and selections will be given.
Mr. James Retasket (Tyee Jimmie)
entertained his many friends at his home
on Xmas eve. A number of Indians
were present from the Fountain, Mission and, Pemberton Meadows. The
Fountain band was also down to Tyee
Jirhmie's.
A lsrge number of Indians assembled
at the Lillooet rancherie,on the evening
of Xmas day. After mass had been
relebrated a number of carcases of beef
were roasted whole and all had a good
time feasting on beef and other good'
things. Two hands were present one
from Pemberton Meadows an 1 the other
from the fountain.
J. J.. Kane and family left for their
home the "Big Horn Ranch" this morning having spent Xmas with friends in
town.
Harry Keary and assistants have been
preparing a toboggan slide in the west
end of town. Dont miss the fun Monday afternoon.
Mrs. J. Eholt and daughter left for
their home on Pavilion Mountain last
Tuesday after spending several 'days
visiting Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Smith.
The applicants for a charter for a railway from Lytton to Quesnelle by way of
Lillooet have abandoned their intention
to apply to the legislature for the charter.
On Sunday afternoon Rev K. Hughes
will give an address in the Methodist
Church at 2:30 p. m. to parents and
children. All are cordially invited to
be present.
Asocial dance will begiven in Santini's
ha^l, on Monday even:n_, January 2nd
1899, by Mr. W. F. Allen, proprietor of
the Pioneer hotel. Tickets including
supper $1.50.
SUBSCRIBE
—POK —
THE    PUOSEJtCTOR.j
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|2.00 A YEAR.
JOB WORK.
JOB WORK.
. Paul Santini
GENERAL MERCHANT
LILLOOET, B. C.
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry G<
! Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
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MINERS' OUTFITS A SPECIALTY.
i
LILLOOET AND BRIDGE RIVER STORES.
J. DUNLOP.
OElsriDK/A.L     _v____^OH___<]
Miners Supplies.
IiIX.IL.OO_S _?, _3. O.
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Branch Store at Bridge Kiver wher i
full stock of General Merchandise and Mi
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, \ \
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Established 1886.
Incorporated i
Mclennan, mcfeeli & Co., ltd
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
VANCOUVER, H. C.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill St.
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Su; '
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Agents for The (litthf Powder Co., San FraittMsco.
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C. A. PHAIR
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General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialtj
LILLOOET, B JC      .

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