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The Prospector Nov 24, 1899

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Vol. 2, No. 20.
$2.00 a year.
Uren & Mitchell the blacksmiths, have
an ad. in tbia issue of The Prospector;
Ab. Brett and several men who have
been employed on the McGillivray creek
road came to town yesterday.
J. Collingsworth the barber, has par*
chased an interest in a mineral claim on
Cadwallader creek from E.J. Taylor.
No services will be held in the Methodist church on S'inday. The Sunday
school will be held at the usual time.
A subscription list was circulated in
town this week collecting for the annual
Christmas tree for the children of town.
Word received from Dan Fraser at the
coaBt intimates that he is enjoying life.
He will probably spend the winter in
Dan Hurley has had men at work the
past week putting on another layer of
boards and .building paper on the west
end of his hotel.
" Donald Fraser who has been in the
vicinity of McGillivray creek and Anderson lake for the past several weeks, returned to town yesterday.
Thos. J. Cole who owns a ranch about
eighteen miles from Lillooet on the Ashcroft road was in town for a few days
this week vititing old friends.
A special stage came in from Lytton
yesterday afternoon bringing in J. M.
Mackinnon and Aid. R. B. Skinner of
Vancouver, and Arthur F. Noel of Lil-
Deputy Sheriff Webb of Cariboo, was
to pell at Lytton last Saturday the pipe,
monitors, etc., of the old Van Winkle
Dredging company, which operated near
Lytton a few years ago.
Cameron & Hurley's stage leaves Lytton every Monday and Friday morning
at 7*30 o'clock, arriving at Lillooet about
5 p. m., and leaves Lillooet Tuesday and
Saturday morning at 7*30.
November 30th, next Thursday is St.
Andrew's Day when all good Scotchmen
Miss Rosie DeShields who has been at
the coast f<>r some time visiting friends
returned home again this week.
The provincial legislature meets on
January 4th for the transaction of business if the piesent government can hold
Mr. R. Carson was in town from Pavilion mountain. Thursday on business.
He is the owner of one of the finest
ranches in this part of the country.
Napoleon, the Tndian who had his
thumb amputated last week is doing
well under Dr. Sanson's careful attendance, and will be as well as ever in a few
days.   , .       »	
A mail three times a week is what the
people alone the road and Lillooet want.
Petitions should be sent into the post
office department at once asking for a
service of this kind.
Alderman R. B. Skinner of Vancouver
who is interested in mining properties
in this district, arrived in town last evening and will spend several days around
this section on business.
Last Friday evening John Marshall of
Cayoosh creek had the bridle stolen off
his horse while in town for his mail. He
would like to know who the party was,
as by a small payment or " elevation "
he could have the |horse. For farther
particulars enquire at the Lillooet mills.
All those entitled to vote, who are
not on the voters list, should register at
once. The probabilities are that a provincial election will take place in the
early spring and British subjects should
exercise their franchise. The Dominion
elections are not far away and as the
provincial lists are used all registered
will be entitled to vote.
Rev. J. E. Gardner Methodist minister here has been very ill the past week
and will not be able to hold the services
in the church on Sunday. Mr. Gardners
many friends and acquaintances hope to
see him around again shortly.
' Messrs. J. M. Mackinnon and Arthur
F. Noel arrived up from the coastfrhurs-
day evening and will leave for the Bend'Or mines tomorrow to be absent about
ten days and may remain for the final
/^cleanup of this season.
Frederic Irland from Washington, D.
C, who went up the North Fork of
Bridge river about ten days ago, returned to town today having been successful
in killing two fine rams and a goat with I
considerable smaller game. Mr. Irland i
iB well pleased with the result of his
trip having thoroughly enjoyed himself.
Next year he will return with several
friends and will spend somethne in this
section hunting big game. He leaves
town tomorrow for Washington as he is
due there when congress meets.
ncdllUvray Creek.
The reports from the Brett property on
McGillivray creex say that work has
gone on very satisfactory. The wagon
road has been completed and the ditch
to bring in the water also finished, the
excavation for the mill will be started.
Everything will be in readiness for the
stamp mill when it arrives; The whole
work has been done in first class shape
and the road will be a great benefit to
that section of the district as there are
numerous other claims close by, which
with development will prove good properties.
Mr R.T. Ward is expected in town in
a few days to complete further arrangements for installing the machinery. Last
week during the construction of the ditch
and several hundred feet below the Brett
ledfie some exceptionally rich float waB
found of a slightly different character
rock to the Brett lead. The ground all
around this place has been, staked and
no doubt will prove valuable.   .
Ttie machinery has been ordered from
the Wm. Hamilton Manufacturing company and should be along shortly. The
way the work has been done bo f ar, the
getting ready of the mill will only take a
short time, and in the early spring active
work will commence '.and the output of
bullion will verify that the property is a
good one.	
The Lorne Claim.
The Lorne group on Cadwallader has
shut down work for the winter with
their arrastra, and Messrs. Young and
Coughlan, who were at the claim during
the last run, have come ta town. The
last run waB about eight days and tbe
cleanup was {40 ounces, which amounts
to about $700. Nothing further will be
done thiB year but next spring additional
arrastras will be built and the owners
are satisfied to work the property this
way until they can put first class machinery in.
Messrs. H. Attwood and D. Coughlan
are at present filling a contract getting
out timber and burning charcoal for the
Lorne, for work next summer.
The owners of the Lorne have had several offers lately to take the property off
their hands, but so far nothing satisfactory to them has been presented.
We learn that Messrs. Burns A Taylor
owners in the Woodchnck mineral claim
adjoining the Lorne group, have secured
a lease of the other owners interest and
will build an arrastra and work the
property. The Woodchuck is a good
- claim and if worked right the owners
should receive good returns.
The town is now quite lively and even
the old timers are losing themselves
among the new comers. The fame of
Lillooet has gone abroad and the mining
industry has reached such a stage now
that it Will be impossible to retard the
progress. Inside of a few years the population will be several thousand, a like
number also distributed throughout the
hills producing mineral wealth. There
is ample room for prospectors, as so far
the district haa not been half prospected
and what haa been found is extremely
rich.   " Keegy our eye on Lillooet."      I
The Fountain Hydraulic.
H. S. Southard manager of the Fountain Hydraulic mine was in town this
week. He has closed down for tbe season and will leave shortly for Pennsylvania where he will spend tbe winter-
Mr. Southard though not making a big
thing this year succeeded in getting the
plant on the ground and constructing a
cable bridge across the Fraser river in
quick time. Water was turned on and
the bank was sluiced and the gravel was
thoroughly tested, although there were
considerable boulders encountered in
the work. Mr. Southard will return in
the spring and commence work witn the
intention of making a good cleanup for
the season.
which is operating on Cayoosh creek, arrived in town on Friday evening from
Lytton. Mr. Chaplin and Dr. Scott
went up to the company's properties on
Saturday and Mr. Hawley remained in
town until Tuesday waiting for Mr. H.
Robs of the firm of Fox A Ross, Toronto,
when they went up the creek. The
party expect to return to town the first
of the week and will visit the Gilfoil
claims on Seaton lake.
Chinese In Coal Mines.
Proceedings having important bearing
upon the employment of Chinese and
Japanese in the coal mines of this province were opened at Nanaimo last week,
being an arbitration on the special rule
promulgated by the provincial government after anti-Chinese legislation had
been declared invalid by the privy council. This rule would exclude all persons
not competent to read and understand
the mining regulations printed in the
English language. The Union and Wellington colliery companies demanded an
arbitration, as provided for by the act,
as to the fairness of the new rule, and
the arbitrators are T. T. Wynne and W.
J. McAllen, with F. W. McOready as
umpire. Attorney-general Henderson
appeared for the minister of mines and
lawyers Cassidy and Davey for the objecting colleries. The question of the
competence of the Chinese and Japanese
already employed at Union and Wellington having been railed also, it was decided that both matters should be dealt
with together.
Pemberton Roads.
The Pemberton section of West Lillooet has long been overlooked, and as it
is one of the finest farming sections in
the province, it is now beginning to demand attention. The greatest drawback
is no wagon roads or trails. Next year
the population of Lillooet will be greatly
increased and also throughout the district, the Bridge river and Anderson lake
mining camps will [necessary wan', farm
produce etc., and the Pemberton section
will be the one to supply these camps, as
it will be tbe nearest and best market.
All parties interested in the advancement of the district should assist in the
better transportation facilities for the
Pemberton section, so that they may
have a market in this seciion.
The Road Boss.
A. McDonald, road superintendent,
had a gang of men at work on the Lillooet end of the Lytton wagon road this
week, and succeeded in putting in decent
shape. The Lytton end in West Yale
district is where all the sharp curves are
and it is hoped that something will be
done in that district to put the road in
shape. Mr. McDonald went to McGilli-
uray creek yesterday to look over the
road built to the Brett claims by R. T.
Ward, with the probability of the government assuming' the cost.
Despatches received Saturday stated
that the Boers were moving in large
bodies on Estcourt, in strength from 500
to 700. One patty got too close when
the naval games opened on them and
they withdrew A later despatch says
all was quiet and the enemy in camp
about six miles distant.
An important engagement took place
at Ladysmith on the 14th. Boers repulsed.
A London despatch from Estcourt
says that the heaviest battle fought took
place at Ladysmith last Thursday, the
Boers being repulsed at all points. The
Boer dead runs into tbe hundreds and
the British Iosb was very small.
Despatches received Wednesday state
that telegraphic communication with
Estcourt has been interrupted.
The German farmers in Greytown district, Natal, have rejected the Boer ultimatum to sever allegiance or quit the
farms, have defied the Boers to oust
them from their homesteads.
From Cape Town comes the news that
British troops have reoccupied Naaum-
poorton Sunday.
London despatch from Mafeking dated
November 16th says, " All welt. We
have bad some successful sorties. Our
loss is two officers and seventeen men
killed and four officers and twenty-nine
men wounded.   Enemys loss heavy."
A Pretoria despatch say Boers report
heavy fighting at Mafeking on Monday
London papers report about 600 Boers
around Moori river station.
A later report says an engagement o©»
curred at Moori river yesterday, casualties on both sides believed to be light.
The Boers retired.
The Jacks at Work.
All were very much surprised a short
time ago about the extroardinary disappearance of Gib. Wards bacon and the
still more wonderful manner of its reappearance. We all remember how a
certain dark complexioned individual of
the name of Jack was suspected to be
involved in this black transaction. Apparently some relation or individual of
the aforesaid has been up to his old
tricks again, for we hear that a worthy
old friend of ours who came down from
Bridge river last week was late on Monday evening relieved of the contents of a
bulky pocket book and very valuable
pocket piece. The chief of police, all the
lawyers in town, and an amateur detective have been consulted but without
success, and it was left to our own particular Sherlock Holmes to unravel tbe
mystery. In this case he decides it waa
not a Hunter Jack who Jgot away with
the boodle, but Black Jack.
This same Black Jack has cawed
trouble here before, and our worthy>M.
P. P. did his best last session to 7/a*n as
all about him and would have as' beware
of his company. Our old friend from
Bridge river has oar sincere condolence*
and he is no doubt a wiser if not a Richey
Visiting Cayoosh Creek.
Mr. W. H. Chaplin of St. Catharines,
Ont., Dr. Scott of Toronto and J. Hawley of Vancouver, all connected with the
Toronto A Liilooet Gold Reefs company
Matters are beginning to shape themselves better at tbe Gold Reefs on
Cayoosh Creek, cabins, etc, have been
put up at the works for the accommodations of tbe workman. The tramline
and other work is being pushed ahead
LadySalsbury wife of Lord Salsbury
died this week in London after a snort
Vice President Hobart of the United
States died thia week. THE PROSPECTOR, LTLLOOET, B. 0., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER, 24 1899.
Published every Friday.
Payable In advance.
RIC. A. FRASER, Editok and Proprietor.
Petitions are being circulated from
Ashcroft asking the residents of this section to assist in advocating to the provincial government the necessity of a
wagon road to Stuart's lake from Ques-
nelle and the northern trails from that
point on to be repaired. The petitions
should be signed by people of this district, if it is at all possible to assist in
opening up this thoroughfare into the
northern mining region. Parties at the
coast are also endeavoring to get the government to build a wagon road in from
the head of navigation on the Skeena
river. The wagon road proposition is a
good scheme and Tbe Prospector would
like to see tlie northern mining districts
opened up by Qnesnelle. The chief commissioner of lands and works, who is a
very affable gentleman, received the delegations in this matter and promised
them all sort of things, especially the
Ashcroft delegation. The present government is in a very delapitated condition and the repair of roads, and the
large expenditure of money to construct
roads, as promised, looks rather fishy
when chances are that a provincial election will take place in a few months.
The people of West Yale, East Lillooet
and Cariboo may devour such bait as
being bona tide, but West Lillooet never.
West Lillooet needs a wagon road to
Bridge river and while the government
has enlargment of the heart it might look
after this also and give us something for
the revenue received.
Below we will state one of our numerous grievances. An Indian abou" three
weeks ago had the misfortune to put a
bullat through the thumb of his left
hand, lacerating it considerable. The
Indian agent for this eection was around
at the time aud informed tbe injured
man that the doctor would be in town
in a few days and fix him up. The doctor being at Clinton and not knowing of
the accident did not arrive until several
days later and was in town a couple of
days before the Indian appeared for
medical attendance. The thumb which
had been tied up for about twelve days,
was in a deplorable condition, was amputated and put in good shape. The Indian no doubt suffered considerable in
the time from the shooting until
the injured member was amputated.
The Indian department supplies medical
attendance to the Indians, and is also
under a great expense keeping agents to
look after the affairs of tbe department.
Tbe Indian agent was aware of the accident and should have endeavored to secure medical attendance as soon as possible to alleviate tbe sufferings of the
injured man. The Indians are human
beings and should receive attention, especially when the government pays for
it and the amount does not come directly
out of anyones pocket.
dominion government is the mail service, and we do not see why with proper
representation, the mail service into Lillooet should not be increased to three
times a week. Let the matter be taken
up at once and petitions and requests
sent to the proper authorities before the
final arrangements are made for the mail
to come in by way of Lytton.
If the report be true thpt the mine
owners about Sandon are importing Italian laborers to work in the mines, their
action is not calculated to strengthen
their side of the case. It is unfortunate
that the former harmonious relations between the mine owners and the miners
should have been disturbed by the eight
hour, but now that it is law an effort
should be made by both parties to avoid
a resort to measures such as the importation of foreign labor. The principal
benefit to be derivtd from tlie mining" industry in any country is the expenditure
of mo'ney as wages. The dividends for
the greater part go out to the money
centers. If our mines were to be worked
by foreign labor as well as by foreign
capital, we might as well be without
them altogether. From any point of
view it is to be deprecated.—Greenwood
The war situation in South Africa may
be summed up in a few words. The
British forces so far have been holding
their own with success against a large
number of Boer?, pending the arrival of
the relief forces. Last weeks despatches
stated that a large number of men had
arrived at the Cape and were distributed
in different parts of the country, and
during the coming week the forces will
be greatly increased. The Canadian
contingent will arrive at the Cape probably today. General White is making a
noble stand at Ladysmith until the arrival of the relief corp9,and is daily repulsing the enemy. It is expected that
General Buller will have 90,000 men
in charge shortly, and when be gets
them all a working the war will be of
short duration.
Parties eligible to vote at next general
elections should see that their names
are on the voterB list. The probabilities
are than an election will take place in
tne early spring 'and parties should not
neglect their franchise.
An epidemic of Filicide seems to have
struck the province, but so far has not
reached Lillooet.
A Kamloops despatch saya: Victor
Guillame committed suicide lastJThurs-
day at Mellor's ranch near Kamloops, by
cutting his throat with a knife. He had
been quite despondent lately. He was
a young man, only 22 years of age, unmarried, and a son of the late Victor
Guillame, well known pioneer of Kamloops and the upper country, who died
some three years ago.
The post office department are now
, considering, as far as we can learn, the
mail route from Lytton to Lillooet instead of via Ashcroft. The new mail
service has not been definitely settled as
yet and it would be as well for the people of thiB section to advocate for a mail
three times a week. Now is the time before final arrangements are made as to
the mail contract. The Lillooet district
is advancing with rapid strides and at
present the business of this district demands three mails a week. The only
service rendered to this section by the
The dominion government has been
asked by the Slocan miners, who are
petitioning for the enforcement of the
Alien Libor Law, as to all facts in the
case. The government will also make
independent enquiries, as conflicting reports are being received as to the position of affairs in this district. The matter is now before the justice department.
A. Prevost, aged 106 years, arrived at
Montreal last week from Ste. Anne de
Bellevue to spend the remainder of his
days in the Grey nunnery. Prevost was
formerly emp'oyed by the Hudson's Bay
Company. He remembers distinctly the
American invasion of 1812 and the battle
of Waterloo.
Druggists and Stationers.
Miners orders and Mail orders filled promptly.
Lillooet. B. C
Notary- Public, Accountant and
Mlrvinu   Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
MINERS' SUPPL1LS a specialty.
Tin Shop in connection.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
Elephunt Mineral Claim. Situate in the Lil
looet Mining Division of Lillooet district.
Wnere located:    South Fork of Bridge Kiver.
Take notice that we, John Marshall free miner's certificate No. 95801), and Robert B. Skinner
free miner's certificate No. 17874, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the raining recorder for a certificate of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of
tlie 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-third dav of October, 1899.
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,	
i Vancouver, B. C.
W.F.Allen  Proprietor.
* i * k k k m\ j
First Class Hotel in every respect.I    Accommodation
for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably furnished.     Commercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
Pioneer Hotel.   Large sample room., j
k k k k k k k
Headquarters tor the B. C- Express Stages.
Hotel Victoria,
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished throughout is the only first
class hotel in Lillooet. PerBons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with tbe hotel. Head-
quarters lor the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
9    ft    9    9    9    9     CHARGES    MODERATE.     ®    0    Q    ®    ®    ®
D. HURLEY, -        - - - Proprietor
LILLOOET, - 2 - - -
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Stage leaves Lytton every Monday and Friday morning
for Lillooet, returning next day.    Special trips made.
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY)    -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B C.
Flour Milling Produce and ,
General Merchandise"
^.A/viXjioisr, _b. c.
Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates.
Post Office and Telegraph Office in connection.    Freight teams plying once a
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
W. CUMMING. Agent, Lillooet B. C.
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Storage & Forwarding: Agts
Consign your goods to our eare. • We'settle railway charges and forward to
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY & CO 3
New Field Uun.
The new field gun, which fires a shrapnel shell, and which, in its perfected
state, iB now being used for the first
time by the British in South Africa, is
perhaps the most deadly weapon of modern warfare. Each gun can fire 12 aimed
shots a minute and each shot carries 260
bullets, weighing 42 to the pound. The
shrapnel shell consists of a piece of steel
tubing. At the head of the shell is a
time fuse, which can be adjusted to suit
the range at which the gun is to be fired.
This fuse ignites the small charge of
powder which lies in front of the bullets.
The firing of tbe gun ignites the fuse,
which burns for the time for which it
has been Bet. It then fires the powder,
which bursts the shell and sends the 260
bullets flying among the enemy. It is
said that these bullets scatter like shot
from a fowling-piece and cover a space
of 24 square yards with a rain of lead
Tbe guns have a killing range of 3,500
¥ A Manxman'* Call to Duty.
"The Hon. J. K. Ward, of Montreal, a Manx
Canadian, sends to the Witness his copy ol the
leading Isle of Man paper containing the following:
" I see from this week's ' Christian World'
that there is a paper carried on on the very
same lines as the imaginary one described in
' In His Steps.' It is the Montreal' Daily Witness,' and is said to be the only one of the kind
in the world. That can hardly be said to be a
very creditable thing for the Christian church.
Can anyone doubt that such a paper must b«
an enormous force on the side of purity, righteousness, and every good and noble cause? I
can imagine few greater blessings that could
come to any community than the presence of
such a paper in its midst. Just imagine what
it would be to have in this island [the Isle of
Man] a newspaper absolutely free from personalities, stories of petty scandal, betting news,
and advertisements of anything that could be
to the moral detriment of the people. I am
aware for such a task a man of enormous courage and faith would be needed. But if such a
man did arise in oar midst it would be such a
cal 1 to duty to all Christian people as has hardly ever come to us yet. He would have great
difficulties to fight with, but I wonder what
right any of us would have to call ourselves
followers of Jesus if we did not stand by him
and see him through. Surely this is no mere
Utopian dream It ought to be perfectly feasible. If our Christian profession is a realty and
notashaih; if all, or even a large portion of
the the Chinch members, were to be governed
by the rule ' What would Jesus do?' they would
make it quite possible for such a paper ai the
one described as existing in Montreal to live
and flourish among us.'
Christ begins his work with the individual,
making a new man, and out of that new creation, all other good things are to come for others and for society at large. Reformation must
begin with ourselves."—Rev. D. Inglis, B. A., in
Mona's Herald, Isle of Man.
CARQILE HOUSE, ashcroft.
Is now under new management and haB|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.
A good story is going the rounds of
Simla society just now. It seems that
an unfortunate clerk in one of the government offices, with 23 years' service,
recently took leave, and overstayed his
leave by nine days. He was called upon
for an explanation, and, in the end, the
secretary ordered him to be dismissed.
The clerk thereupon appealed to tbe viceroy, who called for an explanation of
the circumstances. Tbe secretary showed that the man had not only overstayed
his leave for nine days, but was hopelessly incompetent as v.-ell. His excel-
lenoy thereupon ordered the man to be
reinstated, and wrote across the secretary's explanation that he considered
the hopeless incompetent man was the
one who took twenty-three years to find
out the other's incompetence.
l&ttTtGTLLA.lSTri?   TAILOB.
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
he postmaster whp will have it attended to as
ell as if vou came personally.
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 commissioner 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 mark -
d E. O. Delong's initial post and a copy of this
eotice attached. E. O. 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 company 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 oh and operate
the said undertaking.
Dated this 15th day of November, A. D. 1899.
20-7 Solicitors for applicants.   '
Sometimes you will  hear a business
man say that he will not advertise in
such and such a paper  because he did
not like its politics.     Now a man haa a
right to prefer his politics to his business
if he wants to, but if be does so, be must
not complain if the latter suffers. A city
is largely judged by its commercial advertising.     If the business houses show
athat they are awake to tlie demands of
trade by printing abundant and attractive advertisement in their city papers,
they will do more to build up the business of their city and therefore enhance
their own prosperity than  they can do
in any other way.-—Victoria Colonist.
A Dallas mother with five grown
daughters defines a bachelor as a "miserable co ward who haa lost the opportunity of a lifetime."
"Thi Bow-legged Ghost and Other Stories."
With an Intro-
duetlon by
greatest poet,
James Whit-
comb Riley. An
Illustrated vol-
ume of original
hum oroua
sketches, verse,
facetious paragraphs and colloquies. A book
that will not
disappoint the
reader, aa It
sntMa a new
and heretofore
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A book to be
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enjoyed among
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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 & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863.
General Herchandise and
Miners Supplies.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
.  CHAS. McGILLIVBAY   Proprietor.
Fir§t-class accommoda
tion for travelers.  Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.    Stable in connection.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
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 Bondeo
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.
paper, airi absolutely the be* humorous book pub-
toned. Wert* S3.Se, Belled postpaid for fttoa.
Order et once.   Send forour newTpedal Bias-
And be lure that each Cigar is branded, other*
wise they are not genuine.
They are not only made of the Choicest Tobacco but are of home manufacture, and
should be patronised by alt good citisens.
128 Water Street, VANCOUVER, BJ C.
N. de Keyser ashcroft
Manufacturing'Jeweler, Watchmaker and Optician
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, Eyeglasses, Field and Magnifying
Glasses, Compasses and Aneroids.
All orders by mail and express promptly attended to. All work warranted or
money refunded. If your eyesight is defective 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 HMtings>nd Granville Streets.       VANCOUVER, B. € THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. 0., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER, 24 1899.
George Lasher returned to town from
the Horsefly Wednesday evening.
James Brett was down from McGillivray creek for a few days the past week.
The weather the past few days has
been rather chilly and feels as if winter
had eetin.	
L. G. Burns provincial constable, re*
turned from a weeks visit to Victoria
last Saturday evening.
D. McDonald who has been working at
Pavilion and the Fountain for the past
season was in town this week.
Rev. W. W. Hardie held services i n
the Methodist church on Sunday morn*
ing, leaving for Clinton Tuesday.
Several wagon loads more of freight
arrived in town this week for the Toronto and Lillooet Gold Reefs.
" Kruger " the mountain goat owned
by Charley Noel- is gradually becoming
used to his present mode of living.
J. DeShields after an absence of sev .
eral weeks in tbe Horsefly country re
turned to Lillooet Monday afternoon.
C. Phair government agent, left tor
Clinton Tuesday afternoon on official
business. He will be absent several days.
N. Ooughlin and W. Young, both owners in the Lorne group of claims, came
down from Cadwallader this week and
will spend the winter here.
Cameron A Hurley brought in two
special stages from Lytton Tuesday evening with men who intend to go to work
for the Toronto & Lillooet Gold Reefs.
A. Richey proprietor of the Big Horn
ranch, one of the stopping places on the
Bridge river trail, was in town several
days this week on business and pleasure,
Chas Diamond visited some claims on
the east bide of Anderson lake-last veek,
returning to town Tuesday evening With
John Hill and James Rowbottom. The
work done so far makes a very good
snowing     ■■
E. 0. Delong returned from Sucker
creek Monday and left for Ashcroft Tuesday morning for a few days on business
and pleasure. On hit return he will go
to Sucker creek where he will spend
most of the winter.
J. Walker and 17, Horton arrived in
town Saturday evening from Clinton,
Mr. Walker returning again Tuesday
morning, although expecting to make
his home in Lillooet shortly. Mr. Horton goes up Cayoosh creek to work.
 j  t
John R. Williams who has been in the
Horsefly district doing contract work for
R. T. Ward, returned to town Monday,
and will leave for McGillivray creek
shortly to take charge of some work on
the Brett group for Mr. Ward who is interested in the property.
The " Social Evenings."
Editor Prospector: I notice in the
last issue of The Prospector, a communication in reference to social evenings.
The suggestion is a good one and I hope
the matter may be brought about, your
correspondent advocates a literary or
glee club, and says there is plenty of
material in Lillooet to work on in an affair of this kind. This I am aware of,
but the difficulty in matters of this kind
is to get someone to take tbe lead, and
with an able committee make the affair
a success. A literarj club where the
questions of the day could be discussed
and debates, reading?, etc., could be carried on would be beneficial to all, and
many a pleasant evening could be spent.
It is all very "well for those who have
homes of their own, not to take an interest in the matter, but there are numerous young men homeless, who would
take advantage of a club of this kind instead of wandering around with no place
to spend an evening. A club, or whatever it might be called, would also bring
the people of town together, who could
spend a few hours together in social intercourse, which otherwise, though
friendly never have occasion to meet. If
such a society could be formed, I would
suggest that two evenings a month to
meet would be often enough in Santini's
hall, or if ^arrangements could be made
in some members house. I would also
suggest Mr. Editor that you take the
lead in this matter, and call a meeting to
see what can be done.   I am yours truly
[The modest request of" Orphan'*' for
the editor to take the initiative in the organizing of a society above referred to is
a good idea from his way of thinking.
We would "suggest," if permissable,
for the young men of town, if they take
enough interest in the matter, to have a
meeting themselves and come to some
thing definite. The Prospector staff will
endeavor to assist as much as possible,
and believes a society of the kind mentioned above would be beneficial, and if
started right and with a good committee
in charge could, no doubt, be made a
Pavilion New*.
Harvesting is a thing of the past the
threshing all being finished. R. Carson
has the finest crop in this section, two
hundred and fifty thousand of oats.
" Who wouldn't be a farmer."
Messrs. McPhail A Birmingham have
about one hundred thousand of oats and
they are busy teaming to Clinton. Mr.
Birmingham has been very sick lately
but we understand he is on tbe mend
Fred McGee arrived last Sunday from
Vancouver to spend the winter on the
Miss Minnie Carson starts for the
coast this week where she will for some
time. i Sport.
In Memortata.
In loving memory of our dear sister,
Isabella J. Y. Fea, beloved wife of John
M. Yorston, who died at Lillooet, B. C,
October 28th, 1898.
If love and care could death prevent
Thy days would not so soon been 'spent,
Life was desired, but God did see
Etsrnal rest was best for thee.
John Mitchell arrived from Clinton on
Monday afternoon and iB now in charge
of the blacksmith thop here, formerly
owned by E. O. Delong, and recently
purchased by Mr. Mitchell and J. B.
Uren of Clinton. The new firm, are opeto
for all work and with reasonable prices
and fair treatment .expect to secure the
trade of this locality. Both Mr. Mitchell
and Mr. Uren are first class workman
and any work left in their shop will receive first class attention.
Notice to Travelers.
R. & W. Camming of Pavilon, desire*
to thank the public for past patronage,
but hereafter will discontinue keeping
travelers at their place either over night
or for meals.
Pavilion Mills, November 1st, 1899.
Card of Thanks.
Having disposed of my blacksmith
husiness to Mr. J. B. Uren, I desire to
thank my many customers for their liberal patronage and hope the same patronage will be extended to Mr. Uren.
Lillooet, B. C, Nov. 14th, 1899.
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1895.
MNJcFEELEr Ho., Ltd.
Wholesale and Ketail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies.
Agents for The Giant Powder Co.. San Francisco.
Manufacturers of all kind of
None but the best material used. Miners or
prospectors sending in orders will receive
prompt attention and satisfaction guaranteed.
Dining Room.
First class meals served with all the
delicacies of the season. Meal tickets
furnished on application.
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.
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Russel Wire Fencing. '■■
Daul Santini
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Good,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
Miners Supplies.
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.
The writ for the Manitoba Provincial
elections was issued last Thursday.
Nominations will take place on the 30th
day of November, polling on tbe 7th of
December. Many eastern politicians are
expected to take part in the fight.
.  '.
Lance Knowles, J. P., drove in a few
head of cattle from his ranch at Pemberton Portage the 6rst of the week,disposing of them in town.
Inland Gigar Manufacturing Co.
-X3J-.2ST1C OF-
THE ASHCROFT BRANCH Is the most convenient Bank for Lillooet and all
ices in the Cariboo district. Monev received on deposit. Drafts issued and collections madt
any part of Canada, Great, Britatn'and the United States.
(Sold Diist.and Amalgam Purehaaed,
Our Specialties*:
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