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The Prospector May 12, 1899

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Vol. i No. 44
$2.00 a year.
The following is the report published
the annual  report of the minister of
lines from the gold commissioner of the
|iistrict for the year ending 3ist December, 1898.
The total   ascertained yield   of  gold
^rom the district is $35,512, adeciease of
p,328 as compared   with   the   previous
fear.     Mr. A. W. Smith, of Lillooet.,
tvus the largest buyer and reports to .me
)i hat he has bought,   during   the   vear
j>18,500.     Year by year the   amount   is
JIts, the quartz mining being the cause
n a poition of this falling off.     Had the
Liners paid as much attention to placer
fining during tne season ad some have
[one during the past two months,   the
)>turns would have been very different,
those who weie forced  to   resort   to
|lacer mining late in the season,   to get
j^mething to winter on,   made an   ex-
iilent bhowing for the ti'»ie they woiked
Li the South Fork of Bridge River  and
Udwallader  Creek   showing  that   the
lirge decrease in tbe yield, is   not   that
liereie no more gold, but is  caused   by
[liners not devoting their  attention   to
lacer mining  the  snuie  as  they  did
This class of mining throughout tbe
[strict has been greatly negU-cted, and,
f Mr. Smith points ou'i, this is du"? to
h much attention being paid to quartz
wos peeling.
..'raser River last spring and again this
fll, was very low, giving ample oppor-
uiity   to   the  itinerant   Indian    and
1'iiuese, and I have no doubt that  tbe
teater portion olMr. Smith's purchases
|'re from these sources.
ki large number of mineral claims (455)
(fve been located during the year, and
is  safe   to   say   that only   a  small
jxentage of them   aill   ever  see   any
Luipi to development.     The   larger
trtion of    these  have   been   located
Bridge River  and  is   tributaries,
rme 32 locations have  been   made  on
|e base of the Mai ble Mountain, about
\r 10 miles north-west   from   Clinton.
|'.th one exception, there has been no
relopuient work clone on any of them.
\bays, I am imformed, have been   had
[m surface croppings as high  as   $30
ton.   Samples from different ledges,
[ich I have seen, may be described as
>er quartz, dark  gray .quartz   with
Imatite and quartz    with   associated
(f.o)usiteand manganite.
Nearly 200 locations have been  made
Bridge River and  tributaries  during
season.     Considerable development
been done on them,   but repea ed
Plications to the managers have failed
furnish me with details.  I understand
tt machinery is spoken of for some of
fm, but  to what extent  I do not
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discovery of gold-bearing quartz has
}n made on McGillivray creek, which
Is into Anderson lake from the north.
for. W. Brett, one of the locators, re-
Its on it as follows:—    "The ltdge is
will situated for economic working at an
an_le of 30°, and admits of tunnelling
directly on the vein On all the claims.
Tne vein is a true fissure, averaging
about 16 feet iu width, vertical, with
*alls of schistose matter. The vein
tructure is laminated, and showing
'ribbon, rock,' but the chief value
appears to be in a h&rd vitreous quartz.
A tunnel is now in 150 feet, showing a
continuous ore-body. Assays give gooc
values. Facilities for placing machinery
on the ground are excellent. The claims
are situated about 2% miles from
the rronth of the creek, and at an
elevation of about 2,200 feet above
Anderson Lake.'!
The specimens from this ledge, which
iiave been forwarded to me, may be
described as a milky-white, sub-
translucent quaitz, with thin veins of
schisto e matter and traces of iron,
showing gold freely, but not as uniformly
distributed as could be wished. McGillivray Creek was worked in past years
for alluvial gold.
The failure of the Golden Cache group
of mines on Cayoosh creek has had the
jntvitable result, for the time being at
least, of practically putting a full stop
to all mining and development work in
this vicinity. On 43 claims, sufficient
development work has been done to
obtain certificates of work.
Of mineral of commercial value, I have
to report the discovery, on Cadwallader
Creek, of a ledge, 3)4 feet wide, of
sulphide of antimony. The next discovery is a ledge containing asbestos,
described to me as situated on Upper
Bridue River, and occurs in a well-
defined, vertical ledge, from 2%, to 3 wide,
showing on the surface for a lineal
distance of 3,000 feet.
Another, and perhaps the most
important, discovery, is that of a 'oda
lake, about 28 miles north from Clinton.
Tbe area of the lake is about 20 acres.
The deposit varies in thickness, from 6
to 8 inches, thinning down at the ledge
to about 2 inches. Conservative estimates place the amount of mineral in the
lake at about 20,000 tons. This fall
about 200 tons have been sawn out aud
brought to shore.
The Lillooet Hydraulic Mining Company's lease near Lillooet, has been
woiked during th" past season, with
satisfactory results.
Work lias also been carried out ,on
two of the leases on the South Fork of
Bridge River. The greater number oi
such leases, however, have had no work
done on them, although the holders are
using every eudeavor to enlist capital to
aid them in commencing development.
In dredging mining, the New Fraser
River Gold Mines Company, at Big Bar,
is the only one that has been in active
; operation, and it has been seriously
| handicapped. Caught in a rapidly falling river in November of last year, its
I dredger was frozen for months, and did
1 not commence operations  until   about
the end of April, and was forced to stop
work again, owing to high water and
heavy drift, from about the end of May
until the middle of August when it continued, with successful and satisfactory
reeuhs, until the 22nd of December,
when severe weather again stopped it.
The Dominion Gold Dredging and
Placer Mining Company has discarded
its original dredging plant, and has this
year constructed a powerful dredge
of the dipper type, but I am unable to give full particulars. Unfortunately, the machinery was not completed in time for a test trial this fall,
winter weather setting in early in December. On the other dredging leases
held in the district no work has been
Patriotic British Columbia.
The government of British Columbia
has offered to contribute one-ninth of
the cost of the Pacific cable, that is, one
million dollars, to eecure carrying out of
the much-desired project. This offer
vas telegraphed to Ottawa on Wednesday by Mr. F. Carter-Cotton, minister of
finance, ater a meeting of the executive.
It te rather a large sum for a province
with the population of British Columbia
to offer but the government feel that the
large increase in business that would
result from the laying of the cable and
tbe advertisement of the province would
be worth that sum.
The estimated cost of the cable is $9,-
000,000. The governments of New South
Wales, Victoria, Queensland and New
Zealand have each offered to contribute
one-ninth of tbe cost or $4,000,000 in all
and Oanada offered to find half the balance or five-eighteenths or $2,500,000, if
the Imperial government did the same.
Now British Columbia offers to find one-
ninth or $1,000,000, leaving two millions
each for the Imperial and Dominion
governments to contribute.
Arthur Noel returning  from   Bridge
river last week reports that everything
is looking  first  rate  at  the Bend'Or.
About ten men are working around  the
mine and are at present working on the
lower tunnel 100 feet below No.  1, and
are in at  present  over  100  feet  and
expect to shortly run on the ledge.     A
shaft will connect the two tunnels,   and
all the ore will be taken out oi the lower
tunnel,   to the ore bin which  is now
being constructed at the  mouth of the
tunnel.      A gravity   tramway  will   be
built from No. 2 tunnel running to  the
mill about 500 feet distance  which will
convey the ore to the stamps.     No.  1
tunnel is in aoout 600 feet and the ledge
holds out about the same as usual.   The
ore bin at the mouth of No. 1 is filled up
and the possibilities are that the new ore
Bin will be filled in a short time.    The
Bend'Or property has had   good   work
done on it, and it is the only property in
that section that  has been opened up
to any extent in a systematic manner.
R. H. Wood and a gang of about a dozen
men are shoving work ahead on the mill
buildings and are getting things in good
shape to have the machinery  in  place
shortly after its arrival.
With tbe number of men working
around the Bend'Or camp it makes things
quite lively having such a settlement on
The Dredger.
The dredge at Horse Beef bar has been
kept going for some time dipping up the
gravel from thenar.   On account of the
water raising the dredge has been moved
up close to the bank where she will be
for a few weeks.   The dipper which has
been giving contiderable trouble will be
replaced by a new one shortly, as it is
almost useless to work with the present
one on account of its leakage      For ihe
next few days the men employed on the
dredge will be putting things in shape,
fixing the sluice   boxes, making scows
for the tailings, etc., and as soon as the
new dipper arrives will commence dred-
| ging with more satisfactory results.    So
j far the results have not been as large as
I was expected, but with the new dipper
j there is no doubt but what better return*
j will be __ad£.   The  sluices   have   been
i partially cleaned up every week, and Mr.
: Ames? expects shortly to make a thor-
'ough cleanup.
Hydraulic at the Fountain.
Mr. H. L. Southard started several
men at work near the Fountain doing
the preliminary work for his hydraulic
plant which he will put in in a few
weeks on the Fraser river opposite 9-
Mile creek. Mr. Southard has a lease of
one and a half miles, which is considered
very rich ground, aud will put on a small
plant to work the ground. He will take
water from 9 and 11-Mile creeks, at present only using the 9-Mile. The water
will be conveyed^ across the river in a
nine inch pipe on a bridge which will be
put across on towers on each side of the
river by cable. The pipe and cable are
on their way to the property. Work will
be rushed and everything should be in
shape at an early date to com nence the
work which can continue all season.
Comfortable living quarters will be
erected and Mr. Southard will spend all
of his time at the property superintending the work. He visited Clinton this
week and made all the necessary arrangements with the gold commissioner
in regards to his lease.
The Bonanza Group.
The Bonanza group of claims on Cayoosh creek, it is reported have been bonded to a California company for the sum
of $140,000. The full particulars are not
to hand as yet but we expect shortly to
publish in full. /
Published every Friday.
SUBSCRIPTION      -      -      -      ■
Payable in advance.
• |2.00
LILLOOET.  B.   C. FRIDAY,  MAY 12, 1899
Prospectors and claim owners should
develop their properties in a satisfactory
manner so that parties contemplating
investing will be able to see what they
can buy.
Blaekwater district shows some fine
ledges carrying gold and copper, which
will yet attract capital to develop them.
With priper development Blaekwater
should prove a boon for this section.
The weather this year has been extremely backward and the cold spells
during the present month, have not.
been experienced for years in this section. The only cause for this is undoubtedly the "obnoxious Alien Act"
passed at the last session of the' provincial legislature, which has hurt some of
our neighboring districts so bad, so they
Work on the Lillooet-Lytton road
should commence in the course of a few
days. \ The time given for receiving the
tenders by the lands and works department was very short, only a few days
notice being given. A couple tenders
were sent in from Lillooet and probably
a few from the Lytton end of tbe road.
As soon as the successful tender is announced it is hoped that work will be
rushed to completion.  >
The Turner Dismissal Again.
There will likely be a revival of the
incident connected with the dismissal of
the Turner government by lieutenant-
governor Mclnnes. Colonel Prior has
secured the passage of an order of the
house calling for copies of all correspondence in connection with the dismissal of tbe late government as well as
the petition of the members of the
Turner administration praying for the
appointment of the commission of enquiry. " The general impression is
that [W. W. Mclnnes is pretty well
mixed up in the affair through interviews
with an emissary of the late government,
which took place at Duncan station.
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The provincial government has arrived
at a decision respecting the amendment
to the* Metalliferous Mines Inspection
Act making eight hours a working day
for those employed underground in the
metalliferous mines, and all concerned
will forthwith be notified that effect is to
be given to the Act from the twelfth day
of June. There have been very weighty
representation, received on both sides of
the question, and the members of the
government had no little hesitation
about making their announcement, but
they finally determined that the safest
course would be to abide by the decision
of the legislature.
For The Country Hotelkeeper.
According to "an act respecting liquor
licenses" passed last session, which wat-
to come in force April 1st and apply to
those portions of the province not situate
within the limits of any municipality,
rural hotelkeepers, it would seem, must
"hustle" to comply with its provisions
and keep their licenses.
Sec. 12 of tbe act says: "Every application shall be in form of Scoedule B
hereto, and such application shall be
sent to tbe finance minister, at city of
Victoria, along with the sum of ten
dollars, so that it may reach him on or
before the 15th day of May or November." As the licenses issued all expire
on June 30th, they would appear to lapse
if the above regulation and othors of the
acj.are not complied with.
The new act is a very straingent and
apparently workable one, and if it ia to
be. enforced there is no time to lose
according to its own provisions.
W. F. Allen Proprietor.
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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.
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Headquarters tor the B. C   Express Stages
The Toronto Mail's Ottawa special
says: Notice of the proposed prohibition resolution will be given in a day or
two. The resolution will provide for the
taking of a vote in any province. There
shall be required a petition in its favor
containing at least 25 per cent, of the
names on the electoral list of the province. The vote shall take place only on
theoccassion of a federal general election, and unlike the late plebiscite, will
call into force an actual prohibition enactment. It shall be repealable only
after a period of four years, and a vote
for such repeal shall only be taken on
the occasion of a federal general election,
and when 25 per cent, of the electorate
have petitioned therefore.
The placer boom on Boundary creek has
fizzled out. About 10 days or so ago
some one found some likely looking sand
containing some yellow looking stuff on
the banks of tbe creek, and forthwith
located a placer claim. Immediately a
stampede occurred, and within 48 hours
the banks of tbe creek on both sides had
been staked out by gold seekers, about
40 claims in all being taken up. It seems
that colors can be taken from the gravel
at different points along the stream, but
so far, the precious metal hau not been
found in paying quantities anywhere.
The excitement has subsided, and five of
tbe claims have been offered for $12.
As soon as the Lillooet-Lytton road is completed we will run 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 rest 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!    -:-    Lytton and ' il'ooet, B L.
Hotel Victoria.
Tenders for Ferry Service.
Lillooet District.
SEALED PROPOSALS, addressed to the undersigned, will be received by the Honourable
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works up
to noon of Saturday, 20th May, from persons
who may be desirious of establishing, operating
and maintaining a ferry at each of th3 undermentioned places, viz:
i 1st.   Across Bridge River, at Jack's Landing.
2nd. Across Bridge River, at the mouth of
Sucker Creek.
The privilege is to cover a term of Ave years,
and to extend for a distance of four miles above
and four miles below the points of crossing.
Proposals must state the capacity and kind of
ferry intended to be established/and the mode
of operating it, the amount of tolls to be collected, and any other particulars bearing oh the
The department does not undertake to accept
the lowest or any tender. W. S. GORE,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Works.
Lands and Works Department, -
Victoria, B. C, 25th April, 1899.
IiIXiXjOO__3T, B. C?
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished througho.it is the only first f
class hotel in Lillooet.   Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with the hotel. Head-!
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
Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates.
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PoBt Office and Telegraph Office in connection.   Freight teams plying once a
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft*
W. CUMMING, Ageftt, Lillooet B. C. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOIT, B. C, FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1899.
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Mr. J. J. Campbell, of the Hall Mines.
Ltd., Bays tbe Mining Record of Victoria,
has  Bent us this  month  a statement
- ol the proposals be had submitted to the
South Kootenay Board of Trade, which,
if adopted by the Dominion Government
will, in his opinion, greatly improve the
cone it ion of the lead mines and smelters
in British  Columbia.    Briefly:     Mr.
Campbell contends that if tbe Government admitted free  of  duty  all  lead
which being mined and smelted in Canada is refined in the United States, the
result would  not  only  stimulate  the
local smelting of lead ores, but also  increase the home consumption of lead by
securing for the Canadian manufacturer
*'a favourable   market"   for  this  commodity,   and thereby,  Mr.    Campbell
argues, benefit "the mines and  smelters
alike."   That the  proposed  legislation
would prove of immediate  and  lasting
benefit to the lead mining industries of
the Province admits of no  contention,
in our view the benefit directly accruing
to  tbe  mine owners would   rather  be
depended upon than on-equal with that
enjoyed by the smelter, for reasons  we
shall presently attend to show.     In the
present competition between the  Canadian and  American smelters  the  advantage is all in favor of the latter, (1st)
because of the higher American duty on
lead, contained in lead bullion (the produce of the smelter), than on lead  contained in lead ores (the produce of   the
mine); (2nd) oecauseof the extra Value
attacked to Canadian lead ores for  use
in fluxing the "dry ores" of the United
States.     For this reason the  United
States smelter can afford to pay the Canadian mine-owner a high price  for  his
ore than can the Canadian smelter under
present conditions, caeteris puribus. The
demand for pig lead (the product of the
refinery) in the United States exceeding
the product of the United States mine to
a very appreciable extent, it therefore
profits the American market to  import
our Canadian market to import our Canadian ore at l>£c. per lb.  duty on  the
lead therein than to import either crude
or refined bullion at 2)£c  per lb.,   and
tbe United  States smelter reap    the
advantage in competing with  the Canadian smelter.
In order to offset these material  advantages it is rational to strengthen the
position of our smelters so far as may be
possible without  injury  to  the  mine-
owner*, and this can possibly be effected
in the manner proposed by Mr. Campbell.   The present consumption of lead
in Canada is estimated at 50 per cent, of
the product of the mine.    Assuming for
lucidity of argument, that  the  United
States smelters consume, and  will continue to consume one-half of the product
of our mines,' and lead  from  which is
absorbed by the American market, and
that the remaining half—required  for
home consumption—passes through our
own smelters, the removal of the return
duty on the refined bullion will have the
immediate effect of increasing the value
to the Canadian smelter of its  product
to the extent of the duty removed, or 15
per cent.    This will permit  the  Canadian smeiter to offer a pro tanto, higher
figure, for ore in competition with  tbe
United States  smelter, whose product
will continue at its present value,  not
being for export.   To this extent, there-
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fore, the proposal will raise the value pf
our ores, assuming that the American
s nelter does not now return to the Canadian mine-owners the equivalent of his
present advantages over Ihe Canadian
smelter and can afford to continue competition under the altered conditions.
Such should not prove the case the Canadian smelter would naturally advance
its price for ore only to the figure
necessary to meet the competition—
whatever it may be—of the United
States smelter; and should this rise in
the price of ore not absorb the 15 fper
cent, advantage given to the Canadian
smelter nnder Mr. Campbell's proposal
any balance would benefit the smelter
(Continued on page 4.)
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Silverthorn Bros, Props.
LYTTON, -    .      - B.JC.
First-class in every respect.
Choice Wines,  Liquors
m& Cigars. Sample
room  free. j
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863.
General Herchandise and
Miners Supplies.
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Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
Lillooct-Lyttoir Wagon Roal
OHA8. McGILLIVRA      Proprietor,
First-class accommodi!
tion for travelers. Choice
liquors and differs.
Headquarters for stage.    Stable in «on
The Jeweler
Vancouver, E3. C
Offical watch   inspector for
*\ P. R.
Printers' Supplies,
Job Printers'
Paper Stock.
Gas and Gasoline
Engines at
Toronto Type Foundry Co.
British Columbia Branch
520 Cordova Street,
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, efo
R.F.Anderson AC*
General Hardware,
Faints, Oils, Stoves and Tinware. Miners steel, Picks
Shovels, etc.
Properties! Bondeo
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Sole agents:
Contractors for the design and construction of complete stump mills, concentration,
clornation, cyanide and smelter equipments
Peterboro Ont., andVancouver, B. C,., »-__■ — -l-M
alone and not the mine-owners. It is
this view of the question that leadB us to
consider the mine-owner department,
for any benefit arising under the proposal
upon the Canadian smelter rather than
a joint participant. The American
emelur must be in a position to advance
his price for the mine product to meet;
the advantage convened upon his competitor, and the latter must, aud, doubt-
lesf, may be depended upon to meet the
competition to the extreme limit of the
advantage eoconft-rred.
By making the proposal cover not only
"lead, mined and smelud in Canada,"
but "lead, the pioduct of Canadian
mines," the United States smelter could
compete with the Canadian smelter for
the Canadian lead market and thus,
enahle him to add 15 per cent, to the two;
advantages already held, and advance!
price for ore accordingly. A proposal)
that would directly benefit the mine-
owners, while leaving the United States
and Canadian tmelier upon the same
competitive basis as at piesent.
This, then, is the bituation, as we
understand it,- but Mr. Campbell argued
from altogether a d.fl.rent stand point.
lie explains ihe position from his point
of view a: t'oil-Wc:
•'The United states smelter pays  the
Canadian min^-owuers the   New   York
market price for lead  less  the  United
slates duty, and  as all Canadian   lead
bullion has to be  sent  to  the  United
States to be refined, the smelters in Canada are   required  to   make   the  same
deductions for duty, that neither in the
cace of tne United States smelter nor   in
the case of theCanadian smelter was the
duly ever paid   upon   Canadian   lead,"
and thai "the lean in   the  one   shiped
dii eel from the mines of  the Slocan   to
the United States smelters is smelted in
bond.     The Uni'.ed States   smelters   in
fixing their treatment charges take   the
profit into account  which   they   make
t_ro1igh export of the Canadian lead and
give tne Canadian mine-owner a better
rale than they otherwise could afford to
do.   It is," he continues,   "a  common
>  mistake for tlie people .to   assume   tjUjjafc
the United States smelter makes a clean
profit of one and a-ha f cents per pound
upon all Canadian lead smelted in bond.
That such is not the case, and that the
saving effected through the export of the
Canadian   ore  is   taken   into  account
is shown by the rates   which   American
smelters quote for freight and treatment
on Slocan ore.     A usual rate on   high-grade galena charged hy American smelters on Sloean ore is $20 a ton. Of this the
smelter has to pay the railway $14 to $16
for freigi»t.to.Uie smelter, and again, the
equivalent of $4 per ton of ore in height
on the bullion from tne smelter to New
York, before the New  York   price   for
lead, which was paid in the first place
to the owner of the ore, can be  realized.
It Will therefore be seen that there is no
'margin, excej ting the difference between
the world's market price for leadj, which
the refinery usually obtains, on the  one
hand, and the New York price, less one
and a-half cent per pound, on the other.
, MjThej world's market  price,   less  ocean
freight..     This  differtnee amount   to
about $4.80 per ton, and is all  that, the
•^^^melterr-ceivfisaff payment for smelting
v the ore."   .   ._
"it this concession,?' he.argues^f'.tfith
respect to, the free entry .jot Canadian
lead refined in   Canada   were secured
fro <   the  Canadian   Government,   the
higher price obtainable for the lead, in
the Canadian   market  in   competition
with the lead from other countries would
enable the Canadian smelters to  offtr
lower rates than at present to the  Canadian miners, in order to underbid   tbe
United states smelters.      The lead hav-
ingifhse entry into Canada after  having
heen smelted in Canada would Joe wonh
more lo them than the   United   States
smelters, and this advantage  could   be
shared by the   Canadian smelter   with
ihe Canadian miner.     If the Canadian
smellers were able   to secure the lead
production of Kootenay in this wayjtHere
Mould be ore enough offering to keep a
furnace at Trail and a furnace at Nelson
running steadily.    The practical working out of this changed condition of affairs would oe that the lower smelting
rate charged would encourage the development of a number of low grade properties which it will not pay to work un-
d'ir existing  conditions.     This   would
tend to increase the production of lead,
probably to such   an extent that in a
ery short time a refinery might be profitably operated, which would find in the
Orient a market for such lead as constituted a surplus in the Canadian market."
.eland House
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.        VANCOUVER, B. 0
O .j ■ t _\
■w:m:. xxj-.i&xx-'TOisr, _?_r,o_?.
CARGILE H0U5E, ashcroft.
t '
IS now under new management and has been thoroughly renovated. Culrnar
department unsurpassed. The Bar is stocked with choice liquors and cigars and
win be in charge of experienced men.   Every convenience for commercial men.
J. H. Clements,_^__ ashcroft.
Lillooet Vlall orders carefully attended to.
_MZE_E?,OI3:^uIsrT   TAILOB.
-A_s_=a:ciao_rt, s. c.
Tweds, Trouserings, Serges, Winter Goods, etc
Call andinspect our stock. Good workmanship and moderate charges.   Repair
ng and cleaning a specialty.   Orders by mail or express punctually attended to.
Dead man's Island Tangle.
The Attorney-General has stated thai
in his opinion there is a good deal in the
claim of the Province to Deadman's Island. He says he is still acting for Mr.
Ludgate in the matter, but if he finds
that by so doing it will at all clash with
his official duties, then he will throw up
Mr. Ludgate's side of the ca3e, He expressed ihe opinion that the Victoria
Colonist's outcry was simply an attempt
to make political capital.)
Speaking to Colonist representative of
Hon. Mr. Martin's connection with the
matter at issue, Mr. Ludgate throws an
entire.y new light upon it, when he says
he does not know whether or not Mr.
Martin will continue to act as his adviser,
adding that^he never has, been, strictly
speaking, his solicitor, inasmuch as he
has never received any retainer in the
matter. That he had received Hon. Mr.
Martin's advice, Mr. Ludgate freely admits—but he adds that he had spoken to
several other lawyers in precisely the
same way.
•'And," he continued, "Hon. Mr.
Martin can drop out whenever he likes
—I shall not feel at all annoyed should
he do so."
Storage & Forwarding Agts
Consign your goods to our care.    We settle railway charges and forward to
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILE Y'& Co
N, de Kevser
T'was Always Thus.
The Rossland Record pauses  to exclaim:   The newspaper business is  the
only business  that everybody  under
stands. We do not know how the secret
get b out in every village, town and  city
in the world.   The office boys must give
it away.   However, the cat is out of the^
bagrand there is no use denying it.   The
man who carries in the wood and  coal,
will stop his work to tell you how to do
it.   Every business Inuse in every tow n
has someone about it who  knows  all
about how a newspaper should be  run.
It makes us sad to think about  it,  but
we suppose it will ever be thus.
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.
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All points in Cariboo—Monday.
LILLOOET 01 RECT—Monday and Friday.
Through and return tickets at reduced rates.    Special conveyances furnished.
Head Office:   ASHCROFT, B. C.
Subscribe for Tub Prospector.
STrCBSOa&IBIE  FOB   XT'j  S2 \_x   1_"_33_A_ THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET. B. C, FRIDAY, MAY 12, 1899.
Ikld. R. B. Skinuer of Vancouver, has
Keived the following letter from W. F.
oson, formerly of Lillooet, who left a
fort time ago for Atlin.     It is dated at
lin City on April 16th, and says:     1
ft  Skaguay on   Monday morning for
)is place and arrived at Atlin on Wed-
suay afternoon at 3 p.m.   We took our
le on the trail, walking eight hours a
iy.   JThere   are   three trails into this-
untry.   By way of B_nnett is the long-
t, or 160 milef, and then by the Tooshic
ie call it 100 miles     Then there is the
ay I came over,  the   Fantail, which
ey call 85 miles, and it is a fairly gooii
ail   for  a   light   load, and   there ate
enty of  stopping   places all along the
bute. The Tooshic trail has been broken
p for a long time, «nd the Fantail will
pt la.t for long.     It will be impossible
get either in or out of the country in
bout two weeks from now until naviga-
ion opens up. i iame uu to the Summit
_)n the train, and it is a very interesting
rip. It takes you two hours from Skag-
ay to the Summit. It is quite a good
'oad aud ends 2,500 feet high. They ex-
ect to have the train running to Log
3abin, or I should bay Lake Bennett
his summer, and from Bennett by
(earner, and you tee it will be an easy
[country to get into when everything is
n shape. 1 felt surprised on arriving
ere to find things booming. There are
about.6,000 people h*re, including those
on Spruce and Pine dicovery. Pine is
boat eight miles from here. I have
been up Spruce and Pine. They are
,orkiug there pntty hard. They are
et'ting ready for operation. There are
18 inches of snow here yet, but the
weather is fine and warm.    When I was
I up Pine creek. I panned a few pans. and
0fount' them very tick. The country in
general looks favorable and has every
indication of bein«a good mining camp.
1 saw some very nice specimens of quartz
but you cannot believe everything you
hear ahout that, although it is claimed
(they were got in the   neighborhood.     1
'saw Rosselli, and he baa everything
running in good shape and teems to be
doing most of tne business in town.   He
! turns out about 14 000 feet of lumber per
day. The town ia building up very fast,
and as soon as a log is cut it is put into a
building. There are a lot of people from
Vancouver, and tbey 3eem to be satisfied
with the country. I will not be able to
make a thorough inspection of any
property until the snow goesjoff. I have
seen Mr. Menzies and he thinks he has
some good property. I expect to go ont
shortly to see it, but the snow is too
deep to do anything *°* two ot tnr6e
for Dunsmuir's Alexandria mines which
are being equipped to give the largest
output on the island. The details of the
Dunsmuir proposition are not made
public, but there is a rumor to the effect
that the subsidy to be asked for will be
$500,000. Victorians would probably
agree to paying that much, if as suggested
the C. P. R. parlor and sleeping cars
would actually be run straight through
that city from Montreal.
Lillooet. B. C
Notary Public, Accountant arid
Xllxiixiu   Broker.
Reports on Mining Properties.
Half a Wife Better Than None.
Judgement vas delivered at Cincinati
on Saturday in the remarkably   action
for divorce brought by   Charles   Kraus
again t lis wife Katharine.     He alleged
that she had a glass eye and a false leg,
and that, these  imperfections  did   not
necome known to him   until after the
marriage, deception was practised upon
him, which entithd him to   a  divorce,
fie contended also that as  he  had  not
married a complete woman,  as he had
tioped to, he should be released from his
obligations.   Judge Davis, before whom
the case was heard, decided in   favor of
the wife and dismused the petition.   In
giving judgement he said his   wife  had
never   been    asked    before    marriage
whether she had any physical  defects,
and  consequently   there could  be  no
positive deceit.    Dealing with the legal
aspect of the case he said:     "It is   not
unlawful for woman to attract mankind
with devices aud  attachments  used  to
improve the work of nature.   Otherwise
why should not  false  hair  and  other
falsities peculiar to females be  made  a
ground of divorce.''
Wholesale    and     Retail   of    I^iglit
and Heavy Harness.
Saddles, Vehicles, Saddlery Hardware, and
Harness Leather.
Quotations by mail forwarded on application.
412 HASTINGS ST., Vancouver, B.C.
*   ■
Route to all lantern Points.
Fewest Changes,
Quickest Time
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 vou camp personally.
Aliens Want Damages.
According to Alaska advices a syndicate of 86 aliens excluded from Atlin has
been formed to bring a suit against the
Canadian govern»ient for $15,000,000.
Damages reclaimed of the plaintiffs from
the miuing district. Each alien claims
$175,000 damages as a fair estimate of
the protilB they would have gained by
the development of their properties.
Dunsmuir'* New Scheme.]
Victoria. May 8.—A proposition more
attractive than the scheme^to pay $400,-
0W for connection with Port Angeles,
was today made to the citizen's committee. The Dunsmuir interest offers a
fast rail and ferry service which would
virtually make Victoria the terminus oi
the Canadian Pacific Railway, as passengers and freight cars would be brought
here in three hours from Vancouver.
Tbe ferry would start from the vicinity
of ChemainuS, where already the
nucelous of a town is apparent in connection with the plate being the outlet
The following letter is a rare example •
'•My Darlin' Peggy: I met you last
night and you never camel I'll meet
you again, tonight, whether you come
or whether you stop away. If I am there
first, sure I'll write my name on the gate
to tell you of it, and if it's you tnat's
first, why, rub it out, darlin', and no
one will be the wiser. I'll never fail to
be at the trystin's-place, Peggy; for,
faith I can't keep away from the spot
where you are, whether you're there or,
whether you're not.—You own Mike."
Wholesale and retail dealer in
Hay, Grain, Chop
Feed, &c.
Thrdiigh First class Sleeping Cars arid Tourist
Sleeping Cars to St. Paul, Montreal and Toronta
without change.
The Dining Car Service along the line of tha
C. P. R. is unequalled anywhere.
• •
Agent for E. G. Prior & Co., agricultural implements.
Our Specialties:
2^-k.2-.tT.OOT>S, _3 C
A new phase in the Deadman's Island
case is a rumor that wel.-known citizens,
opposed to the saw mill, will offer to buy
the island outright for $20,000 or lease it
at $1,000 annually from the provincial
There is at present plenty of work for
laboring men in Cariboo. Wages are
said to be from $2.50 to $3.50 per day,
$1.00 per day being deducted for board.
—Mining Journal.
Subscribe for Tub Prospector.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
And be sure that each Cigar is branded, otherwise they are not genuine.
I They are not only made of the Choicest Tobacco but are of home   manufacture,   aud
should be patronized by all gobd citizens.
123 Water Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.
A. supply o|     i
always on hand
Connections at Vancouver
With Sleiflier lines for
For futt, information as to rates, time, etc
apply to the nearest ticket agent, or to
District Passenger Agent, Vancouver, B. C.
MINEBfr SUPPLIES a specially.
Tin Shop in connection.
Lillooet, B. C.
Have iii stock all kinds of
Dried Lumber, Finishing
Lumber and Mouldings.
All order, will receive
prompt attention. Write for
prices or apply at the yard.
Established 1862.
R.F.Anderson &C«
General Ha* chvafe*
Points, Oils! Stoves and Tin-
warfe. Miners stM, Picks
Shovels, etc.
tfflk \\yESTi_tN&Tk_ii B. C, I
Clarke & Co., chemists and druggists
Aehcroft.   Send us a trial order.       *
Dr. Sanson arrived in town Saturday,
having a special call and remained over
T. Whitmore returned last Saturday
from Bridge river where he had been
with the mail.
Picnic up Seaton lake next Wednep-
day. Conveyances will leave the post
office at 9 o'clock.
Next Sunday morning the usual
monthly service will be held at the residence of J. N. Jensen.
Mr. A. Lochore was in town from his
ranch on the Lillooet-Lytton road, last
Saturday for a few hours.
Donald Fraser and M. McOardle went
up to the Bend'Or mine the first part of
the week, where they will be employed.
J. B. Cherry, barrister, will leave for
Vancouver tomorrow on legal business,
via Lytton and will be absent several
J.J.Patterson who has been placer
mining on the South ForK spent a few
days in town this week returning Wednesday morning.
Ge6rge Doherty returned Sunday from
McGillivray creek where he had been
for some time doing work on his claim
near the Brett group.
It is reported that Mat Gilfoil will continue work on his claims on Seaton lake
in a few days and satisfy himself as to
the value of the property.
P. Burnet returned by last Fridays
stage from Vancouver where he had
been under the doctors care for the past
few weeks.. He is now much improved
in health
J. 3. _E_Jill who haB spent the winter
around Ash3roft rode into town Tuesday
morning and left Wednesday morning
lor Bridge river where he has interests
in several properties.
On Sunday evening next Mr. Hughes
will discourse upon " The social progress
during the reign of Queen Victoria.''
Among other special Binging the national
anthem will be rendered.
A. Richey made a midnight trip up
Cayoosh creek last Friday and secured a
mineral claim he was interested in a few
years ago. The parties in Vancouver
holding the claim had done no work on
it antl had sent a man up to reetake it,
bttt Mr. Richey was on the ground first.
The B. C. X. Co., intend to run an
extra mail coach from ABhcroft to Ques-
nelleon Friday, May 12th. Regular
Bemi-weekly mail service will commence
the following week. This will be welcome news to all who live in Cariboo and
also to all who have occasion to travel up
the Cariboo raad.
An old fashioned camp meeting will be
held on Cayoosh creek next Sunday
J. Benson, M.E., left last Saturday for
a trip up to Cadwallader and returned
again last night.
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1895.
A. A. Brett came down from McGillivray creek last Saturday and remained
in town a few days before returning.
Messrs. Young, Coughlan and McPhail
left town Wednesday morning for Cadwallader and will commence putting
things in shape around the Lorne group
expecting to commence work as soon as
possible w.th the arrastra. They have
some very rich rock in sight which they
will put through and will be able to
make a big run.
P. Larsen arrived in town last Saturday noon from tbe Boundary creek
district and reports that quite a number
will leave that section for Lillooet district.
Mr. Larsen spent some time in the
Bridge River sestion last year and was
very well pleased with the indications.
He left for Tyauchton Monday where he
will prospect a number of the large ledges
m that vicinity.
The Bend'Or Machinery.
Arthur Noel returned last Saturday
afternoon from Cadwallader, where he
had been pushing the work of moving
the machinery for the Bend'Or mill.
With five boats and a gang of about 26
men be succeeded in getting the machinery up the river in quick shape to
Sucker creek. At this point the boxing
will all be taken off and tbe material will
be taken in on horseback with the
exception of several pieces which have to
be hauled in on a "go-devil." A few of
his men have been working on the trail
between Sucker Creek and the Bend'Or
mine fixing it up where necessary and
widening it out in places. Some of the
smaller pieces of machinery is at its
destination and the whole lot will be at
the mill site by the first of June easily.
Mr. Noel has moved the machinery
along with greater success then was
expected by quite a few, and will have
the machinery at its destination in ample
time to put in place by tbe time the mill
building is ready.
Horse Shoe Bend.
Last Monday evening the B.X. stage
brought to town Messrs. J. W. Tyrrel,
Hamilton, Ont., and Samuel Barbour;
and C. M. Stolle, Glendale, Mont. Mr.
Tyrrel was in Lillooet a couple years ago
being connected with the Horte Shoe
Bend Co. and bas returned with these
other men to look over and thoroughly
inspect the property with a view of
Messrs. Barbour and Stolle, who are
interested in the Horse Shoe Bend, to
take the property over and work it.
They left TburBday morning in company
with J. F. Gibson fur the North Fork and
will be absent several days. The Horse
Shoe Bend ia a good piece of ground and
it is hoped that some means will be
arranged for the working of it. The
company holding it at preu_ut have spent
quite a lot of money, trying to put ii tu
working shape. Tbe properly is about
15 mileu distance from Lulooet with a
tairly good trail leading to it. It was
just below thiB propert" that Jim Lake a
few weeks ago found the $85 nugget.
Mclennan, mm & Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies.
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies
Agents for The Giant Powder Co.. San Francisco.
Paul Santini
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Good,
Boots andJShoes, Hardware, etc.
to 'j
ca-Ei_>r__!i-__.i_   _vi_i!_R,o_3:iL_>r_?«
Miners Supplies.
IiXXiIiOO___T, 13. O.
Branch Store at Bridge River where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Miners Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C
General Merchandise'
Miners' Supplies a specialty.
-_3A._sr_s_ lOF-
THE ASHCROFT BRANCH is the most convenient Bank for Lillooet and h11
places in the Cariboo district. Money received on deposit. Drafts issued and collections made
in any parjt of Canada, Great Britain and the United States..
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