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The Prospector Jul 7, 1899

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Vol. i No. 52
$2.00 a year.
A few weeks ago a representative of The
Prospector visited  the   Brett  group  of
claims situated   about  30  miles   from
Lillooet, on McGillivray   creek, which
empties into Andereon lake on the west
bank.   These claims have had   quite  a
lot of development work done and show
up extremely well.    A true fissure Vein
running up a  hogsback of dark   brown
fihaly   slate,    holding   a    remarkably
straight course in a northerly direction,
averaging from 5 to 12 feet   wide   and
traced oy stripping in occasional places
for a distance of over  4,000  feet,   is   a
prospect of ahich any one may be proud
especially when the vein will show  up
such good panning results as this   vein
does, apart from the free gold which  is
plainly visible on the hanging wall of the
three tunnels.   The quarz commonly includes more or less _laty material  and
is a good indication where the walls are
both of slate.   Near the   hanging   wall
it is more or less  banded or ribboned
structure and in many cases alight with
►gold all along the .earns.     The center
of   the   lead   is    more   of    a   milky
white quartz  with  occasionall}   a red
oxide and in   the decomposed crevice?
are to be found large pieces of gold in a
matted or webbed shaped mass, honeycombed and in lots of cases apparently
free from quartz.     Starting  at  No  1.
tunnel, which is in about 15 feet,   with
a well defined ledg^ 9 feet wide and taking   several   averages tests  from   the
face we got good results.   Down at No. 2
J tunnel at the 100 loot level, is in about
45 feet with a good   substantial  tunnel
6)4 by five 5 and well   timbered.    At
[the  hanging   wall   the  ribbon  quartz
shows beautiful specimens.    This is al-
^jso noticeable in the lower tunnel No  3.
'.which is in a distance of   260 feet  and
brings us to the 190 foot level, for   the
ribbon quartz on the  hanging wall   is
i noticed to still be  presistently   holding
fits own and although there is no doubt
\hat this has not tapped the upper pay
shoot, one can find by close examination
Aree gold in the quartz.    Two crosscuts
(were run in to feel for the walls one   at
|9U feet which shows 15 feet  of a ledge,
Irom this a shute is run to the surface
for ventilation purposes, this shaft is 66
yeet, and about 3 feet by 3 feet.     Again
at 230 feet  there  is  another  crosscut
whi^h   shows _ the "Vein   to   be  free
too/',' the walls and holding its width.
U.t the end of the tunnel the ledge shows
and J. Marshall and undoubtedly have
one of the best propositions in the district. At present R. B. Skinner of Vancouver has a bond on it and ia now on
the claim with a mining engineer to
fully investigate with a view of taking
hold of the property on a large scale.
Across the creek and adjoining the Brett
group of claims is another group which
shows up an extremely fine ledae and
can be traced from the Brett group right
through. These claims will shortly
have work done on them, stripping th°
ledge and sinking so as to prove the
Ashcroft, July 6.—Premier Semlin demands Joe Martin's resignation for not
attending the du'ies of office, betraying
secrets of the government and disgracing the government at Rossland. Martin refuses to resign. Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnes at present in Atlin. New
election or coalition certain on his return.
Lillooet Quartz in Demand.
R.   B.   Skinner  reports   that Bridge
river rock is in great demand   at  the
coast lately   too   boost the  Boundary
creek mines. Last week a broker of Vancouver  called at  Mr.   Skinner's   place
and requested one of the employees to
see Mr. Skinner and borrow some of the
specimens from Lillooet he had in the
window.    The broker said he wa. going
to Seattle to sell stock in Gamp McKin-
ney and Boundary creel, mines and he
needed the rock.     The request was refused, and a few days afterwards some
of the rock mysteriously disappeared.
Lillooet district can produce some
very rich rock, and it is too bad that
other districts should have to use the
rich quartz from Lillooet to 6ell their
In the case of Wood vs. C.P.R., for
damages in connection with an accident
to W. D.Wood, formerly a freight conductor, in the full court judgment was
handed down last week. It dismissed
or Mr. Wood's appeal, upholding the
decision of Mr. Justice Irving. The
latter's judgment reserved the finding
of the jury, who brought in a verdict for
$7,000 damages.
For sometime past Colonel G. T. Rivea
has been in town and acquiring numerous
mineral claims on Cayoosh creek in a
very quite manner and The Prospector
was unable to secure any definite information con_erningthe deals. Last Friday evening Colonel Rives made payments to the extent of several thousand
dollars purchasing some of the properties
outright. The properties secured are the
Monarch, Whale, Ample and Gladstone
about ten miles from town, and the
owners of the different claims were John
Marshall, A. Richey and J. J. Patterson.
Tne price in full we understand is $14-
250 for the group.
It is well known that these mines have
a large ledge of high grade ore, which
varies from 10 to 15 feet feet in width
and it is estimated that there is enough
ore in sight to keep a 20 or 30 stamp
mill going for some time.
On the 22nd of June Colonel Rives
purchased the Golden Cache machinery
to be used for working the ore of his
recent purchases, and it is possible that
another ten stamps will be added
making a 20 stamp mill. The method
of treatment of the ore will be by chlor-
ination process and a plant will be installed in du3 time.
At present a survey party are on the
around making preparations for an
aerial tramway from the mines to the
mill. If the mill at the Cache is to be
utilized the tramway will be about 2%.
miles in length, and it is not unlikely
from what we learn, that the mill may
be moved to a point on the creek nearer
the claims recently purchased, greatly
lessening the tram line.
Colonel Rives it is supposed is acting
for eastern parties and he expects a
visit shortly from his principals. Work
will be pushed and everything got in
shape for additional machinery and it is
expected that the new concern will be
going in full blaBt by October. The
opening of these properties on a large
scale in a systematic manner will mean
much for the town of Lillooet and with
the number of men to be employed will
bring business to the town.
terviewed the august functionery requesting that the mistake might be rectified and the flag allowed to float in
honor of the day. Much to their surprise
they were met with a blank refusal, the
trivial excuse being given that the great
man had not received official notice of
the event.
The next morning the flag staff was
found lowered in the dust, the citizens
coming to the conclusion that as long as
the present incumbent held office a flag
staff was unnecessary.
A more glaring exhibition of petty
sp'te has never been witnessed. Here is
a man who has been drawing a good fat
salary for years, the work attached to
the position being unimportant, who has
not a good word to say for the country or
its inhabitants and even in his official
capacity attempting to cast a slight upon
the country which supports him in ease
and comfort. No stricture can be too
severe, no condemnation too pronounced
for such a case.
Even the terror which Joe Martin is
known to have inspired in this official is
no excuse for his conduct. Joe Martin
is too loyal a Canadian to countenance
such action and expects the public servants to have sufficient initiative to
merit such occasions and not wait to receive notice where .he case merits the
great mans own views.
If the great man could only divest
himself of the exaggerated idea he possesses of his own importance and of the
exalted position he holds and realize
that he is only a plain public servant, occupying a position calling for no great
exercise of mental power, he «vould
serve the public to more advantage.
Clinton, July 3, 1899. v
A scheme is on foot to run electric cars
through the streets of Lillooet and out to
thfcdake. It is reported that parties intend recording the "Falls" shortly.
(a splendid  face  and an average  test
Across the face gave good results.
Still lower down towards the creek are
Irifts on the vein disclosing its   width
Hid showing it well defined and in place.
At the camp is a weil built log  cabin
;ith water close to the c'oor  which  is j	
faed for household   purposes as well   as I .      _,   , . -   ,
>r irrigating the garden.   At No 3. tun-j    Arthur Noel ,8 expected down   from
fcl is   the  blacksmith shop and  the j BridSe Biver dunn« the cotmn« week'
fovners have everything in good shape |
tor working.    The owners of the Brett j    R. Hoey has been busy the past week ! house
Mrs. and Miss Jackson will leave town
during the coming week probably  mak-
| ing their home at the coast.
The Clinton Flag Pole Affair.
Editor Prospector, Sir.—A well known
official in the town of Clinton, whose
antagonism to Canada and Canadians
and everything pertaining to the country and its inhabitants, with the single
exception of Canadian money, is well
known, received a rebuke at the hands
The Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council'
directs it to be publicly notified that
His Excellency, the Governor-General-
in-Council has been pleased, by and
with the advice of his Privy Council to
disallow two acts passed on May 20th,
1898, by the Legislative Assembly of
British Columbia, intituled respectively,
"An act relating to the employment of
Chinese or Japanese persons on works
carried on under franchises granted by
Private Act," and "An Act to amend
the Tramway Incorporated Act "
roup are James, Wm. and A. A. Brett ( cutting his hay on his town ranch.
of the indignant inhabitants which ought
to penetrate the mantle of conceit and
hypocracy with which he is enveloped.
It appears that on the 1st July, Canada's national holiday, a day celebrated
j with the greatest enthusiasm by allioyal
\ Canadians, the government flag was con-
j spicuous by its absence from the court
Thinking  it might be an oversight a n-mberof pio.uinent citizen0 in*
The Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works gives notice that all pre-emp ors
or purchasers of Crown lands, from
whom the purchase money remaining
unpaid on such lands is overdue, are
required to make full payment of such
balance, together with interest thereon,
if any id due, within 12 months from
this date, failing which their records or
agreements concerning such lands are
liable to cancellation, as provided by
Sect on 38 of the la :d Act.
Published every.Friday.
Payable in advance.
KIC. A. FRASER.        -        -        PUBLISHER.
A veiy peculiar proceedings took place
at Clinton last Saturday. Frederick
Soues is gold commissioner for the Lillooet districts with office at Clinton.
Suturday being Dominion day no flag
was seen flying from the flag pole at the
government buildings, and some of the
citizens called on Frederick Soues drawing his attention to matter, thinking it
was an oversight on his part. To their
dismay the boss of the government refused to raise the flag and informed the
ciiizen8 tbat he had received no official
notice of the day or to put the flag up.
The result was that in the evening some
1 erson or persona secured saws and cut
the pole down, it falling over the fence
on to the public highwaj. The cutting
town of the flag pole was done in a quiet
manner and no clue is available as to
who did it although it pleased everyone.
The over worked and zealot official
viewed the remains of the pole and with
a few turns around completely obliterated all marks from which a clue to the
deed could be had.
Dominion day is the great day in Canada and is celebrated in all places in the
dominion. Flags are flying from all
buildings and especially government, in
honor of the day. In the case at Clinton
the official displayed his narrow-minded
ignorance by refusing to put the flag up.
He not only insulted the people of the
town but Canada and his sovereign. As
to receiving official notice to have the
flag up, it no doubt was for political reasons as he wished to impress people of
the large amount of work and the red
tape necessary in his office since the new
government came into power. The government should send him official notice
at once that would bring him to his senses, if he has any.
A short time ago he wrote two letters
one to the road superintendent and
to a man on the Cariboo road, who had
been doing work on the government
roads. To the man he acknowledged receipt of his work in a very pleasant manner, but to the road superintendent in
reference to the man and the work, the
tone was opposite and not very complimentary. But accidents will happen
and the letters were addressed wrong, the
man whom this straight forward official
had written, received the one intended
for road bois. Since this last affair probably Frederick Soues will let it be known
if he receives official notice to write such
This man has held office for a number
of years and never misses a chance to
put in a word against Canada and Canadians and to express his opinions of the
government which employs him. Of
course when he meets a government official or any other man, he gives them
the gland hand and welcome them as a
long lost brother. If the few hours work
a day is hard on him, he should resign
before the government relieve* him.
He has now enough worldy goods to retire from active life, having made it all
in Canada.    The man himself is known
to all who have lived in this part of the
country any length of time, and many
were not surprised to hear of his refusal
to pat up the flag on Dominion day,
knowing his antipathy to Canadians.
The I'rospector is sorry to publish to
the outside world that any man pretending to he a British subject and representing Her Majesty should vmve so little
respect as to refuse to do his duty.
In this I sue ia a communication refer-
ing to this matter. It is not the custom
of The Prospector to publish letters of a
personal nature without the writers name
appearing, but in this case where a servant of the people has a swelled head too
much advice cannot be given, and in
David Harum'a aphorism "A reasonable amount of fleas is good for a dog—
they keep him f'm broodin' on bein' a
The office of gold commissioner
should be at Lillooet as nearly all the
business in minim* matters for the Lillooet districts is transacted in the West
Riding. Much inconvenience is made
by having to apply or send to Clinton in
mining matters. It would be an easy
matter to make the transfer appoint the
present government agent at Lillooet to
gold commissioner, and put a man at
Clinton as government agent. 0. Phah*
government agent at Lillooet is a man
capable of handling the po.iti n having
had considerable experience and is fair
and square in all his dealing. He also has
the respect of the people and everyone
would like to see the change of office
with Mr. Phair as gold commissioner.
The government should make the change
as soon as possible and gain friends in
this portion of the Province.
The Prospector has lived for the past
year in the town of Lillooet, notwith-
underetanding the many predictions
when the paper was first started. It is
the intention to continue business and
will stay with this district believing that
it will only be a short time when Lillooet
will be one of the foremost mining
camps on the Pacific coast. Tne Prospector has tried to deal fair with everyone and probably not exactly suiting the
views of some has endeavored to express
its own opinion. The advantages are
great to a town and district by having a
newspaper in its midsts chronicling the
mining and local news, which assists the
country far more than a great many
people have any idea.
The Prospector thanks its patrons for
the support in the past and wishes for a
continuance of same.
Notice is given that when the holder
of a mineral claim is prepared to make
application for a Crown Grant, he shall
send all the documents in support
thereof, together with the fee of $10 to
the Gold Commissioner for the district
within which the claim is situated, who
will examine then transmit them, when
in order, to the head office at Victoria.
The Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council
has extended until August 1st next, the
time in which persons appointed on May
23rd last to be Justice of the Peace, shall
take the oaths of office.
W. F. Allen Proprietor.
First Class Hotel in every respect.     Accommodation
for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably furnished,      ommercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
Pioneer Hotel.   Large sample room.
Headquarters tor the B. C- Express Stages.
As soon as the Lillooet-Lytton road is completed we will run a through stag4
from Lytton to Lillooet. At present we have rigs at both ends of the road which
will take you as far aa possible, and we supply saddle horses for the rest of the
trip.   By starting from Lytton over twenty miles is naved when going to Lillooet.
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
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Hotel Victoria,
XilXiliOOET, _B_ C._i
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished througho.it' is the only fir.
class hoteHn Lillooet. Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention b
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with the hotel. Heat
quarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
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The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.-
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandisi
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Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates.
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Post Oflice and Telegraph Oflice in connection.   Freight teams plying once al
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft,
Merciful Hanging.
The execution  of the  two  Galician
murderers at Winnipeg  the  other  day
was something unusal  in   the   way  of
hangings in Canada.   It appears that in
future scaffold oratory is to be dispensed
with in Canada.   This is not a  matter
<;f much account, as murderers are generally indifferent public speakers at best.
UThey are  men   of   work—rather  than
Words.   Under the new order of things,
the right of the condemned man to make
a statement or any delay ceases as soon
as he leaves his   cell.   Everything possible has been done for him. After that,
the hour being come, he is to be executed
as rapidly and painlessly as possible, but
without any speeches or any set time
for prayers. He may talk or pray as long
as the necessary preparation allows, but
ihe hangman is to spring the  drop   as
quickly as possible.    The old plan  of
allowing    the    condemned    man    to
harrangue the audience with the halter
about his neck or make his last  confession, is now mercifully done away with.
It will not be a great hardship for either
the condemned man nor  the scaffold.
In the Winnipeg incident there were two
murderers, and accompanied by sheriff in
official dress and cocked hat,  and  the
governor of the jail in full uniform, they
were marched to the scaffold.    Within
two minutes from the time of leaving
their cell, the condemned  men  were
dead to  all  earthly sounds.     It is  a
curious circumstances that one of the
few murderers from whom a statement
would have been interesting was Wood,
who was executed in 1897 in Nelson. He
not only refused to make  a  "speech."
but also declined to express his opinion
as to   the  juctice  or  injustice  of his
sentence.—Nelson Economist.
Jean Batiste C">las, a Frenchman, has
petitioned the French legislature to
"establish upon earth perfect justice and
equality," and the way it can be done,
he .ays is to reduce the week to five days,
and make every fifth day a Sunday.
The committee on petitions of the
chamber of deputies, on reportimg on it
gravely says: "The idea is not too subversive, but the coinmitte does not think
it will present it to the chomber under
the form of a bill." Monsier Jean Bap-
tiste's idea of justice and of days off for
the toiler is far behind that of tbe Irishman, who, when asked what he considered a fair day's work, said: ''From
12 to 1 o'clock, with one hour for
A coroner's jury at Popular has returned ajverdict of "Death by tea poisoning," The deceased, who was a male
furniture dealer, aged 27 years, was in
the habit of consuming an "enormous
amount of tea," often drinking "eight
cups before leaving home in the morning" His nervous system had been
nearly destroyed, in the opinion of a
medical witness, but although that was
no doubt the case it seems difficult to
understand how death sufficiently sudden to call for judical inquiry could have
supervenned. Tea seems destined to
constitute the cup that kills if it doesn't
We have often remarked the fact that a
man who wears side whiskers is a
philanthropist or a fake; no half-way
man wears side whiskers.    Two men
used to live in Philadelphia; they both
wore side whiskers and they represented
the two types above mentioned. One
was George VV. Childe, the other was
Keely, the motor man.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
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First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room  free.
Anthony & Robson,
(Succe ssors toj A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863.
General flerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit,
Butcher Shop in Connection.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHA8. McGILLIVRA      Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.  Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.     Stable in,con
Printers' Supplies,
Job Printers'
Paper Stock.
Gas and Gasoline
Engines at
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Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods.   Our repair department is unex Qnd Heavy Harness.
celled for tine work.    Leave your orders with ;    Saddles, Vehicles, Saddlery Hardware, and
the postmaster who will have it attended to as , Harness Leather.
well as if you cmne personally. Quotations by mail forwarded on application.
 . _ 4]2 HASTINGS ST., Vancouver, B.C.
Lillooet, B. C.
Have in stock all kinds of
Dried Lumber, Finishing
Lumber and Mouldings.
All orders will receive
prompt attention. Write for
prices or apply at the yard.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
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.
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Contractors for the design and construction of complete stamp mills, concentration,
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Cariboo Old Timer Died in England.
The Bristol Times ami Mirror of Apri"
25th contain, an extended notice of the
funeral of Mr. James Do'e, who was well
known to all old pesidents of the Province, he having resided here and in
Oaiiboo during the early mining excite-
ment. The deceased was engager" in the
cattle during his residence in this province, for some time being a partner of
Mr. Charles Beck, who is now in England and was present at the funeral.
Mr. Dole returned to Bristol after
several years' residence here, and
amassed a large fortune. He was 68
years of age.
Tbe Jury's Verdict.
"We, the jury, find the deceased
came to his death by climbing a tree,
venturing to far out on a limb, and
broke ins neck." Such was the verdict
of the coroner's jury in the cate of Daniel Patrick, colored, who was lynched at
Scran tun. Miss., last week for an assault upon Miss Bessie Ireland. Patrick confessed and begged the mob to
shoot him. He evidently feared burning
at the stake, and was glad to be let off
with a rope and bullets. Three hundred
cf the most prominent men in the city
participated in tbe lynching.
compliment the women, the men are
jealous, but if you don't the verdict of
the women is to be the effect that your
paper is not fit to use in the construction
of a bustle. If you stay in your office,
you are afraid to remain on the streets;
if you do, you are lazy. If you look
seedy, you are squandering your money;
if you wear good clothes, you are a dude,
and dont pay for them. If you play a
social game of any kind and get stuck,
you are a fish; if you win you are a tin
horn, so it goes through one continual
round of pleasant com plications,—Roslyn
(Mich) Sentinel.
There is a farm in Molena, Ga., known
as the ' doodle farm " It is owned by
a stock company and contains one
square foot of land. It was deeded to
the company, which is composed of five
or six men, by a slick politican, in order
that these men might vote in elections
where two-thirds of the freeholders decide question. A few years ago, an election was held at Molena to decide
whether liquor should be sold in the
corporate limits. Only freeholders were
allowed to vote, and tbe antis had to receive two-thirds of the total vote cast,
before liquor could be legally »old. The
election was exciting and one of the
leading antis deeded the land in order
to carry the election, which he did.
.eand House
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.        VANCOUVER   B. 0
win:. n_A____:iiiTO__T, pbop.
CARQILE HOUSE, ashcroft. V
Is how 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.
j. n. vicmcntSj.^;^^ ashcroft
Iv.Uooet Mail orders carefully attended to.
The pet imbecility of the present
heated term, in the States, is the question whether vcmen may not propose, t
w hich is being gravely discussed by the
newspapers of Chicago, Boston and new
York. In the meantime, says a contemporary, engagements are being announced at the usual rate, regardle3s of
who did the proposing.
He Called the Turn.
Lord Russell of Killowen, the chief
justice of England, was, up in London
for a few days last long vacation, and
accepted a iriend's invitation to lunch
at his club. After luncheon a scratch
rubber was with difficulty got together.
The fourth man, a young subaltern in
the guards, only joined after mentioning
that he played a very poor game. Unfortunately the chief justice cut him as
partner teveral times in succession. At
first he only fidgeted a little, and mads
one or two mild enquiries. But after
eemething extra diabolical, bis lordship
broke out with: " I really think, sir,
you are playing badly to annoy me."
" Oh, shut up!" said tbe soldier; "how
can any fellow play when you keep jawing at him?" Lord Russell with quiet
dignity, observed: " I don't think you
know to whom you are speaking, sir."
" Oh, yes, I do," said the warrior; u you
are the lord chief justice, but you're not
in your blooming police court now
A reporter on his rounds the other
day was given th? following for publication as a hint to the organizers of church
fairs: "They have introduced hugging
societies in Idaho to swell tbe church
treasury, with the following scale of
prices: Girls under 16 to 20 years, 50
cent; school marms, 40 cents; another
man's wife, $1; widows according to
looks—9 cents to $2; old maids, 3 cents
each or two for 5 cents with no limit of
time. Preachers are not charged. Newspaper men pav in advance and are not
allowed to participate until everyone else
has finished."
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An Editor's Hard Lot.
There are always those who will kick.
For instance, if we publish jokes with
whiskers on them some will say that
you ought to be in a lunatic joint. If
you don't p"int something to laugh at,
they say you are a pessimistic foBsil. If
you spread yourself and write a good
original article, thev will say it is stolen.
If you reprint an article, they say you
cant write. If you .ay a deserving word
for  a man,   you are  partial;  if you
A company composed of a number of
American millionaires and several Toronto capitalists has been organized in
that city to construct horseless carriages.
The Toronto company will be but a
branch of a larger one on the other side
of the line. What is aimed at and likely
to be obtained is cheaper street railway
traveling, lower cab fare, and less expensive delivery and express charges in
the cities. J .
Ian McLaren has been giving his congregation some of his impressions of this'
country. Of our churches he said that'
they "are conducted to a considerable
extent as large business concerns,
money-making, permeating every thing."
Even if true, that Would not distress
him. He likes the dollars, to.—Tacoina
Down in Missouri a number of the'
rural papers have dropped politics'
temporarily while they eagerly ciscussed
the question: "When is a girl the
sweetest?" That is a different problem.
A girl is very sweet when she is about
half past 1. She is liable to be sweet
when she is about 18.
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All orders by mail and express promptly attended to. All work warranted or
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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.
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All points in Cariboo—Monday.
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Head Office:   ASHCROFT, B. C.
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Another Case of Maud.
laud Muller went on a summer day
To try the old racket of raking hay.
She'd heard how it snared a judge and thought
There might be another to be caught,
_nd oft she  glanced down  the  lane's  long
iTosee if he came on his piebald horse.
RBut t kludge came not, nor a sleek court clerk,
[Nor aWnslablc to get in hi.s work.
►Not even a chronic juror came.
I To ask her to share his oft called name.
| Yet she raked away with a tireless will,
LFor Maud was a stayer from Stayyerville.
I Great blisters rose on her hands so fair,
[ And hayseeds lodged on her wind tossed hair.
|But nary a judge came riding by.
'And her swollen bosom was tilled with sigh.
,One spark of hope in said bosom burned
That mebbe the court hadn't yet adjourned.
Or he might have halted to wet his face
With a lawyer who'd got away with the case.
And yet she raked with untiring zeal.
The damp sweat trickling from head to heel.
\The spur grass pricked at her zebra hose
'Neath   the  Southern  bonds  of her Sunday
The breezes blew on her blooming cheeks
And scattered the sweat into crisscross streaks.
The sun sank lower a down the west
'And the hope star dittoed in Maudie's breast
One last glance fired she along the lane,
Then sank on the stubble with moan of wain.
But she rose again with impromptu  spring,
For the stubble was sharp as a hornets sting,
Then cried, as to splinters she stamped the
"This hay field racket's a blooming lake!
"The feller that writ that portry ought
To be taken out and fatally shot!
"Don't think no gal ever made a play
To rake up a feller this-a-way!"
And she said as she limped to her home again,
Her accents keyed to a note of pain,
"Of all darned suckers that ever bit,
I've a sneakin idee that I am it!";
—Denver Post.
Hanged by the Neck.
The life of Donald Perrier, murderer
of Jennie Anderson, was taken by the
law at the New Westminster jail last
Friday morning, Hangman Radcliffe
acting as executioner. The prisoner
spent the greater part of last night with
the priest not falling asleep until 2
o'clock this morning. He was awake
again about 5 and only took a cup of
coffee as a breakfast.
At 8 o'clock tne procession to the
gallows commenced and there was not a
hitch in the proceedings. The prisoner
displayed eonsiderabled emotion on the
death march but his atep never faltered.
There was very little ceremony about the
affair and about three minutes after the
time the condemned man left bis cell
the trap was sprung.
About 45 men witnessed the execution.
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"^ Paris Exhibits.
The Minister of mines notifies that it is
desirable that the marbles and building stones of this Province be properly
and fully represented at the Paris
exhibition, 1900. The Dominion Commissioners demand that all specimens
of building stone shall be of uniform
size and dressed in a uniform style. To
secure some uniformity the Mines
Department has arranged to have specimens dressed in conformity with these
requirements, at its expense. It is re-
quesj| fthat  owners of  the  quarries
producing building stone suitable for
such exhibition purposes, will send to
the Department at, Victoria, blocks, oi
stone suitable to dressing to a size of 9
inch cube. Should any such quarry
owners prefer to dress their own exhibits, a description of the style and size
of block admiesable may be had upon
application to the Department Specimens of marble should be in slabs about
1 inch thick and 12x18 inches, polished
on one side. Blocks of marble similar to
the ordinary building stone blockB, are
a'.6o desirable, and may be sent to the
Department for preparation. All speci
mens should be delivered here not later
than August 1st, 1899.
A Cheap Life.
Fredericton, June 29.—The trial of
Cover, who killed another man named
McLean after finding the latter in the
bedrooms of the prisoner's wife was
concluded Tuesday evening. The jury
acquitted the accused on the charge of
murder, but found him guilty of manslaughter. The prisoner's counsel appealed for clemency and judge Van Wort
amid appleause, sentenced Gover to ten
days in jail.
Mara In Europe.
J. A. Mara, who has been in Europe
for nearly a year, writes from Paris
under date of the 6th inst., says the Kamloops Sentinel, ae follows: "I spent the
whole of the day at Marchand's arrival
in watching the crowds thinking there
might be some fun and that I might see
something of a Paris mob, but everything passed off quietly. The excitement of the populace knew no bounds,
and, for a time at least the people have a
hero to worship. If Marchand hasn't a
cool Head and good advisers he will find
himself forced into the position of leader
of one of the parties that is preparing to
strike a blow at the Republic. If he
has the ambition and brains, he could,
today, play the role of Louis Napoleon.
Paris is ready, but there is no man."
Mr. Mara is making his home in
Switzerland, inhere two of his children
are attending school.
Subscribe for The Prospector.
Notice is hereby given that all pre-emptors or
purchasers of Crown lands from whom the purchase money remaining unpaid on such lands
is overdue, are required to make full payment
of such balance, together with interest thereon,
if anv is due, within twelve months from the
date of this notice, failing which their records
or agreements concerning such lands are liable
to cancellation, as provided by section 38 of the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Lands and Works Department, Victoria, B. C.
23nd June, 1899.
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Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
Lillooet, B, C
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining   Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
Wholesale and retail dealer in
Hay, Grain, Chop
Feed, &c.   .\    .\
Agent for E. G. Prior & Co., agricultural implements.
R.F.Anderson &Co
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils   and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
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Mi ers Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc.. Wire Cable
and Russel Wire Fencing.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
Our Specialties:
Soo Pacific Line
The Fastest Train between
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Eastbound leaves Lyttyn at 19-20
Westbound    " "       »    6-o2
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Accelerated service into the Koote*
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Through   Tickets   to   all   Eu-stern
-Points at lowest rates.
For full information as to time, rates, etc
also copies Of Canadian  Pacific Ry., publica
tions apply to station agent at Lytton, or to
District Passenger Agent, Vancouver, B. C.
MINERS' SUPPL1LS a specialty.
Tin Shop in connection.
Brick Block, next to Bank of B. N. A., Ashcroft, B. C.
A large and well assorted stock of New
Goods.    Prices reasonable.
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Special attention to orders by mail.   Let us know what is wanted or what is
the trouble, and medicines, etc., will be promptly forwarded.
Dr. Clarke's office at the store.
Drink Beer!
This is the time of the year when a cooling drink  i
most refreshing, and the most cooling drink at any time is
brewed at the
Westminster Brewery,
N. Nelson, Prop. F. H. Case, Agent, Ashcroft. r>
C T. Diamond returned to town from
Vancouver Thureday afternoon.
F.  H. Kinder of Ashcroft spent the
first of July in town vibiting his family.
J. W, Collie after a few days visit to
Mends in Ashcroft returned on   Mon-
ilays stage.	
Wm. Cumming jr., from Pavilion
Mille, spent several days in town this
week visiting.
Constable L. G. Burns, chief license
inspector, left town Thursday morning
tor Sucker creek.
Rev. J. E. Gardner returned on Mondays stage from Clinton where he had
heen several days visiting his family.
Last Saturday and Monday evenings
social dances were held in Santini's hall,
were well attended everyone having a
good time.   _    	
Miss A. J. Davidson who has taught in
the public school here for the past year
will leave on tomorrow's stage for Vancouver where she will remain.
David Sutherland left town Tuesday
morning for Ashcroft and take a trip to
the Boundary creek district expecting to
return to Lillooet in a few months.
While lowering pipe in a shaft at
Campbell's mine, Horsefly, yesterday,
the rope broke and a man named John
Hagan was instantly killed and several
others injured.
Funds are being collected to purchase
a base ball outfit for some of the young
men of the town to exercise themselves.
If Ashcroft wishes a match the Lillooet
boys will be pleased to meet them in a
few weeks time. There will be nothing
too good for the Lillooet team to tackle.
Mr. and Mre. B. T. Rogers and R. K.
' Houlgate of Vancouver and E. W. Ger-
bracht of New York, arrived in town
Thureday evening by special B.X. stage.
The party are traveling through the
country on a pleasure trip and may go to
Cariboo. The left this morning on the
return trip.	
Joseph William Burr has received the
appointment of assessor and collector
for the district of West Yale with office
at Ashcroft. The office at Yale will be
closed. Mr. Burr has had considerable
experience in government work and is
competent to fill the position. His host
friends congratulate him on his
Alderman R. B. Skinner of Vancouver
and James Brady a well known mining
engineer, at present for the Hon. C. H.
Mcintosh, arrived in town Tuesday
evening coming in by way of Lytton.
Thev left Wednesday afternoon for McGillivray creek to investigate the Brett
group of ciaims. After finishing these
they will go into the Bridge river section
to look at the Forty Thieves group and
other properties which Mr. Skinner is interested in.    .
The water in the Fraser has heen raising during ihe past week.
W. F. Allen who has  be^n ill for the
past week is now able to be around again.
J. M. Mackinnon will probably visit
Lillooet shortly to look after his mining
J. Bri.coe Cherry, barrister, left Tuesday morning for Victoria to attend the
supreme court.
Established 1886.
J. Preston Forde is down from Cayoosh creek and will remain in town for
a few days before returning.
Rod Atkin returned to town Monday
morning from Ashcroft where he bad
been playing lacrosse on the first.
Dr. Sanson and his brother James
Sanson returned to Clinton Tuesday
after several days pleasant visit to town.
Children service will be held in the
Methodist church Sunday morning. A
collection will be taken up in aid of tbe
Sunday school fund.
A letter was received at the Ashcroft
post-office on June 27, 1899, from Mayo-
monte, Wisconsin, saya the Journal
addressed as follows:
"For Lillooet I am bound
In British Columbia to be found
In Canada let me be
Until Mr. J. J. H. calls for me."
Dominion Day Sport..
Saturday July 1st, Dominion Day was
celebrated in first class style in Lillooet,
the weather was fine and quite a crowd
gathered to watch the sports. In the
afternoon shortly after lunch the athletic sports commenced on the Main
street and continued until after six
o'clock. Following is the piogram with
the successful competitors.
1. Boys race under 8 years, Joe Williams 1,
Bertie Durban 2 and Fred Arthur 3.
2. Boys race under 10 years, Stanley Marshall 1, Joe Copeland 2 and B. Gott 3.
3. Boys race under 15 years, B. Phair 1, G.
Jackson 2 and W. McKivor.
4. 75 yards 3-legged race, T. Spelman and T.
A. Brett 1, J. 8. Bell and A. Phair.
5. 50 yards 3-legged race, boys under 15 years,
B. Phair and W. McKivor 1, Ho Sang and J. McKivor 2.
6. 100 yard obstacle race, T. Spelman 1, T. A.
Brett 2.
7. 100 yard race, P. Riley 1, T. Brett 2.
8. 75 yard sack race, T. Spelman 1, J. Arthur 2.
9. 150 yard foot race, A. Phair 1, T. Brett 2.
10. Running hon, step and jump, boys under
15 years, B. Phair 1, Ho Sang 2,
11. Vaulting with pole, T. Spelman and A.
Phair tie.
12. Running long jump, A. Phair 17 feet 1, J.
Paul 16 feet 2.
13. Running hop, step and jump, A. Phair 41
feet 11 inches 1, F. Riley 41 feet 4 inches 2.
14. Running high jump, T. Spelman 1, Jimmie
(Indian) 2.
15. Rrospectors race 100 yards, competitors to
carry 50 pund pack, F. Riley 1, T. Brett 2.
16. Potatoe race, T. Spelman 1, F. Riley 2
17. Egg  race, girls,  Louie  Cherry 1, Emma
Jane Marshall 2.
Brome County in Quebec, which on
Tuesday gave a majority of 540 against
the Scott Act, voted for prohibition nine
months ago in the plebiscite by 1,216 to
691, a prohibition majority of 425. There
is a nut for somebody to crack.
Incorporated 1895.
Mclennan, mcfeelei & Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Surffliesj
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Sup'plies),
Agents for The Giant Powder Co.. San Francisco.
Paul Santini
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Good^
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
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Branch Store at Bridge River where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Min i
ers Outfits are on hand.
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General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialty.
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