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The Prospector Oct 13, 1899

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Vol. 2 No. 14.
$2.00 a year.
Messrs. Hamilton and Robertson left
for the coast on Tuesday morning.
The Pemberton  mail started out for
its destination Wednesday morning.
Barkerville had a heavy  snowfall last
week.   Winter is coming early.
Martley . freight team came in from
Ashcroft last night.
Road superintendent McDonald arrived from the Horsefly district a couple of
days ago.
.Us-Abbott, W. J. Stock-nil, Frank
Riley, aud Mows Foster, are some of the
re_eut arrivals from the coast.
Jack Gibson arrived home on Tuesday
alter having a plea.ant holiday at the
Joe de Shield! has gone up to the
Horsefly district, wbere he will lie engaged during the balance of the year.
Newt comes from Soda creek that the
sttamer Charlotte has been stranded on
a bar. and is laying, in a bad position.
Mrs. Henry Brett left for Vehcoover
011 Wednesday last, where she'Witt make"]
a short visit with friends.
Messrs. Brudshaw and Wright, miners,
came in from the Bend 'Or mine tire
other day and procetded to the coast.
About a dozen pack horses were
brought in from Lytton last night, to
l>e Used as freighters on the Bridge river
tiaiL  __'';
John Hill returned yesterday from the
Bridge river country, where ha. been on
a prospecting trip.
After a week's ineffectual attempt at
sailing, the great yacht race was yesterday declared off for insufficiency of wind.
Three freight teams came in yesterday
with supplies for the Bend 'Or mines.
This is the first freight to arrive via
M. Collins and C. C. Taylor, a couple
of bright young Philadelphiane, were
in town during the early part of the
week, making preparations for a hunt-
ing trip up Bridge river. They were
accompanied by Mr. Munion, the
hunter's guide of this section.
Hon. Carter-Cotton, accompanied by
Mr. O'Hara, drove into town Tuesday
evening. They were on the return trip
from the Cariboo country, and taking in
the scenery en route." Mr. A. Smith, M.
P.P., entertained the Chief Commissioner at his residence. In the morning
a special took the visitors south.
In Lillooet district 'the hunter of big1
game will find a grand-field for sport a 1
this season of the year. Bear, goat and
sheep are in abundance within comparative easy reach of thia town, arid the'
country is of such an open nature that
pack horses may be driven all over the
bunting sectjons. Thot* contemplating
an outfnf 6f thiskind could not do toeVer
than visit these $|irt-, where "
facility may readily be obtained.
Joe Brett is just in from the free-gold
camps ph Bridge river. He reports that
a great country.
E. O. Delong arrived down from the
Bridge river country Tuesday night and
reports everything lively in that part of
the district.
Mr. Jas. R >wbottom came in from the
Blaekwater district Tuesday evening.
He reports considerable assessment
work being done in that vicinity, and
the presence of several mining men from
the coast.
From re| oris received yesterday, tin-
Ward hydraulic mine is now working
tome exceedingly rich gravel. Considering that this properly has recently
'liven paying big dividends, they must
have struck something very rich.
Ti.«re is every likelihood of a Mounted
Rifle Corps being formed for this part ef
the Dominion, having Kamloops for its
headquarters. Being the centre of a
Vast mining ami agricultural country, a
better selection could not lie made.
At last the Biidge r»v« t miner is about
to have son e assistance in the matter of
trails. A party of men will be sent out
today to do some very necessary repairs
to the Bridge rive' highway.
We4iave been told that Lillooet is a
Small town, too small, in fact, to entertain th^Mea that a good baseball outfit
can Ire rounded up within its precincts.
We think otherwise, ami* in support' of
this opinion, hereby challenge any Baseball team within the province for a game,
she contest to take place in this town.
The lads accepting this challenge nil I
have $50 contributed towards their traveling expenses, all their expenses paid
whilst in this glorious city, and a hand-
•owe silver cup to carry home if they
win it. Now is the time for some of the
ball-players of this province to come up
and show old Lillooet how to play the
game. Any communication addressed
to the Prospector, on the above subject,
will receive prompt attention.
According to the coast papers, there is
an interesting care in connection with
the arrest of Martin Everett, now in the
Kamloops jail. He is described aa a
tall, handsome fellow of refined appearance, a regular Claude Duval. He was
wanted in Camp Republic for holding
up a stag-, and a United Stales sheriff
airested him. He was also wanted in
Canada, and the United States sheriff,
lor some reason best known to himself,
told the Canadian officer to come and
get tire prisoner and welcome. Everett's
mends alrove to keep him in the Uuited
States, but the Canadian officer got a
writ of habeas corpus issued, and ignoring threats of all kinds, hurried him
ivertb the Canadian side. The United
States consul at. Vancouver hat been appealed to, and, it it said, has visited
Everett in his cell in Kamloop.. Friends
of Everett ask the U. S. government to
interfere-, going to far as ro say that the
U. S. sheriff handed him over because
he knew that there was no charge against
him that could be made stick, and that
the Canadian authorities are iuiptiaon-
.«K an innocent wan.
Since the last clean-up of the Bend 'Or
stamp-mill, considerable work hat been
done iu the vicinity of the mine, and the
ore treated up to the end of last week
was mainly, from the new ledge atruck
a short time ago. Fifteen days' crushing
on this rock has produced better results
than were obtained from the old ledge
during a much longer mill-run, showing
that with depth the quality of the rock
improves. At present there are about
20 men engaged in the mine, but moie
will be put to work in the course of a
few days. So far, no base ore hat been
encountered, and as the rock is improving with depth, the owners have every
every reason to bar satisfied with their
During the past week Messrs. Hamilton and Robertson were at the mine, to
witness the clean-up and, at the same
time, inspect some mining properties on
which they hold a bond. That they are
well pleased with their investigations is
evidenced by. the fact that tbey have
determined to take up these bonds at
About 1000 feet of tunnel work it now!
open on the Little Joe, and with: each;
weeka_work the body of ore it showing;
op belter than ever. A steady dividend,
from tliis mine is now assured, and when
thelJe_d 'Or people secure lite adjoining,
properties,' as is their intention, and
erect a second mill, then the era of
<|uari-'mining on Budge river will have
jn-t began, for in the vicinity of these,
claims there are other properties equally,
rich and as easy of access.
Messrs. Hamilton and Robertson left
the Bend 'Or mine on Sunday, and
reached here Monday afternoon, with
Joe Russell as bullion escort. The
exact amount of the clean-np we did
not ascertain, but it wat considerably in
excess of the September yield.   j
On the Lome mine the arrastra is still
humming. Ever since the old crusher
was put in shape the revenue from this
mine has been from $600 to $800 per
week for five men's labor. A stamp mill
on this property will clean up a fortune
in short order. This mine it in better
shape than ever, and so far, shows some
of the best rock ever found in this part
of the distri t. It is a great property—
a veritable bank to its owners.
Assessment work done on several
claims in this vicinity hat been the
means of uncovering some fine-looking
ledges, and mining men are just awakening to the fact that the Bridge river
country hat hardly been prospected.
Next spring will wittiest a great change
in the mining affairs of this section.
It is a vast field of hee-milling material,
and the day it not far dialant when mill
sites will be at a premium.
We have every reason to believe that
work on the Brett mine will -be resumed
in the course of a few days., A stump
mill will soon be on the property, and
McGillivray creek will then be heard
from in a favorable manner.
Improvement! are being made to the
Sucker creek hotel, a large wing being
added to that already commodious structure, increased traffic to the mines demanding * larger establishment.
Several pre-emptions oi agricultural
lands have already been recorded. There
are some exceptionally good agricultural
•putt along the banks   of  the Bridge
river, and next, year we will no doubt
see some of them ill crop for the benefit
of the miner.
The trails are reported to be in wretched condition, and in some cases there
is practically no trail at all. There seems
to be no help for the Bridge river miner,
in the matter of trails.
On Wednesday and Thursday, October
18th and 19th, there will be racet at 160-
Mile House, Cariboo road. The races
are to be under the charge of of Major-
General Kinchant, M, P. P., Messrs. A:
0. Foster, and A.E. Carew-Gibeon. The
first race on the first day will be for the
Chilcotin stakes; the second for the Provincial stakes; the third for the 150-mile
House stakes, a cup presented by Messrs
Doering and Marstrand of Vancouver,
and $50; the fourth, polo ponies' stakes;
and the fifth event, Indians'race. Tbe
first, third, fourth and fifth racet are restricted to horses owned in tbe district
of Cariboo or Lillooet for six months
jririor to the date of this meeting. The
) first event ort the second day is for ^he
Provincial stakes; the next for the Williams Lake stakes; third, the Cariboo
cup; fourth, the Consolation slakes;
the fifth, and last event, will be the Indians' races. The second, third, fourth
and fifth event! on each day are*e*trict-
ed to horses owned in the district of
Cariboo or Lillooet for ,i_ months prior
to the date of this meeting, and .racing
will commence each day at noon. .
Alexander H. Wallace, who passed
through Ashcroft last week on his way
to Seattle, it one of Cariboo's oldest inhabitants. For thirty-seven'yeajrs Mr.
Wallace has lived in Cariboo, most of
ti.e time at the 13-Mile House, near
Qnesnelle. In 1858 he first Wtnie to British Columbia and was employed in the
customs service at New Westminster,
under Mr. Hamley, who waa chief officer. The customs home at that time
was located on the south bank of the
Fraser river, just opposite where the
penitentiary now stands.' Mr. Wallace
is now in hie eighty-second year and has
never lieen out of Cariboo since going
there in 1862. Some years ago he nearly
lost his life by a blow from an axe in the
handa of a Chinaman. Thia Chinaman,
who lived with Mr. Wallace, conceived
the idea of robbing him, and the better
to carry it out attacked the old man w ith
an axe, ttriking him a murderous blow
on the head, but the old man had too
much nerve to allow this, and in self-
defence killed the Chinaman. Mr. Wallace, but for a slight touch of rheumatism, enjoys good health, and looks more
like a man of sixty-two than eighty-two
years. After completing his business in
Seattle he will return to Cariboo, there,
as he says, "to live the remainder of his
life. "-Journal. '
Other businesa demanding my constant presence in the Bridge'river district, I am compelled to offer my Black-
smithing Business for tale, ..together
with ail toola and appliances necessary
to the trade.
For further particulars apply to.
Oet.19,'44 L»HQQe»,B.C.
Drastic and Significant.
London, October 10—Late this afternoon the
Colonial Office gave out the text of the follow,
ing telegram from.the Transvaal Republic:
First—That all points of mutual difference hs
regulated by friendly recourse to arbitration
or whatever amicable way be agreed upon by
this Government and Her Majesty's Government. .  - 	
Second—That all troops on the borders of this
Republic be instantly withdrawn.
Third —That 'all reinforcements of troops
which have arrived in South Africa since June
1st, 1899, shall be removed from South Africa
within a reasonable, time, to be agreed upon
with this Government; that no attack.npon,
nor hostilities agaitast any portion of the possessions of tbe, British Government shall be'
made by this Republic during further negotiations, within a period of time to be subsequently agreed' upon between the governments,
and this goverbment will, on compliance therewith, be prepared to withdraw tbe armed
Burghers of this Republic from the borders.'
Fourth—That Her Majesty's troops, which are
now on the high seas, shall .not be landed, In
any part of South Africa.
This Government presses for aa immediate
arid affirmative answer to the four questions,
and.earnestly^ requests Her, Majesty's Government to return aa answer before or on Wednesday, October 11th, 1009, not later than 5 o'clock
p.m. It desires further, to add that on an unexpected answer, or an answer not satisfactory '
being received by it w -thin the interval, if. wtll,,.'.
with great regret, be compatted t» regard tW ■"
action of Her Majesty's Government as a formal
declaration of war, and will nut hold itself responsible for the'consequences thereof, and that
in the event of any further movement of troops
within the above-mentioned time, in a direction nearer to our borders, this Government
will be compell _ to regard that as a formal
declaration of. wat. I have'the honor to be
respectfully yours,   .        ; fj
(Signed) j£». W. REtTZ,
'        State Secretary.
It cannot be doubted that England's reply
will be a flat rejection of President Kruger's
terms and that at 5.45 Wednesday afternoon
[English time] an actual state of war will exist.
The Dam ton Daily Newt, of a recent
date, gives an account of a moat miraculous escape from death of a miner at
Oro Fino hill, which is located between
Fox and American gulches on the left
limit of Bonanza, Yukon territory.   On
the hill ia a claim owned by G.F. Sparks,
and on the claim is a shaft 108 feet deep.
Down thit shaft fell a Montana miner
named Sharp.   Mr. Sparks has a steam
thawer and hoist, and Sharp waa being
hoisted to the surface. Just as hit head
appeared at the top of the shaft a belt
on the wheel tlipped off and the tndden
jerk canted the Montana man to lose hit
hold, and down he fell.   The men at the
top were horror-stricken at the awful
catastrophe. No time was lost, however;
the belt wat again  adjusted, and Mr.
Sparks went down the shaft to bring up
the mangled remainaof poor Sharp.  He
reached the bottom and nearly fainted
with surprise   when,  instead   of the
shapeless form of the miner, he found
that individual fitting cool and collected
on the upturned bottom of a hail-keg.
"How do you feel after your tumble?"
inquired Mr. Sparks, at soon as he had
r« covered his speech.   "I feel all right,
but I think it it about lime to begetting
out of thit hole." Sharp was again hoisted Up, and on examination it was found
that all the injuries he bad sustained
were a few trifling scratches on the hands
and face.   How  he  saved himself he
doea not know, but thinkt he endeavored
to check hit fall by catching at the curb*
work in his rapid descent     , 2
Published every Friday.
SUBSCRIPTION      -      -      •      -   ' -      |2.(0
Payable in advance.
RIC. A. FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
The political atmosphere of the coast
is becoming cloudy once more, from a
Conservative point of view, and the
slack of the party lines is being hauled
taut in anticipation of the supposed
storm they hope to witness.
Ashcroft has done exceedingly well at
the late Westminster Fair, having received first and second prizes in both
horticulture and agriculture. Ashcroft
is a district hard to excel in any of the
farm products.
The Souvenir number of the Westminster "Columbian" excels all previous
efforts of that enterprising journal. In
typographical art it is a gem, and is
replete with the most interesting data
on Royal City affairs and British Columbia in general.
The first message over the Dawson-
Skagway telegraph line was received in
Vancouver a few days ago, thus putting
the land of gold in immediate touch with
the balance of the world. The Dominion Government is to be congratulated
upon the speedy manner in. which this
treat boon _to the miner lias been
Though war has not actually commenced between tbe Boer and Briton,
there ib hardly a hope that it can be
averted. Oom Paul has fulfilled his
recent threat to take possession of the
Natal frontier, which act he will certainly have to atone for. Johannesberg is
overrun by the native element, and
scenes of brutality are of daily occurrence
in that once famous city. Already there
is an army .0,000 British soldiers pouring into the Transvaal. Their orders
will soon reach them.
Last week witnessed the close of the
most successful Fair ever held in the
city of New Westminster; indeed, the
grandest agiicultura) and horticultural
exhibition ever held on the northern
coast. The Royal City deserve? great
credit for the manner in which the.
varied resources of British Columbia
have been advertised through the agency
of its agricultural society. Of all,the
various celebrations held throughout the
province, none command the.interest
nor accomplish such good results, as are
derived thiough the zealous efforts of
Westminsterites, in making their Faijr,
grounds, each year, the Mecca towards
which all our industries are attracted.
The miner, as well as the fnrmer, witnessed a display, this year, of whjch lie
may well feel proud. ,:      „,.
An order-in-council has been passed
making some important changes in regard to placer mining in the Yukon. At
present, under existing regulations, it is
necessary that $200 worth of work be
done on each claim every vear. This
has been changed, and a fee of $200 will
be accepted in lieu of'work. "If work or
money is forthcoming after the end of
the year, tbe owner must pay a fee of
$50, and if this is not done within three
months then the claim will be cancelled.
After three years and on ihe fourth and
succeeding years the amount is raised to
$400. ' Another important change is
made, and that is that claims abandoned
or cancelled will be re-let but will revert
to the crown.
We see him on our streets, dressed in
the coarsest of garb, unassuming in
manner, and often untidy. To all appearance he £is simply the everyday
workingman Who ekes* dot a hard livelihood. He is met all over this province,
and from Yale to Cariboo he may seen
on every mile of the road.     Rough as
rences of the same mineral v> ins or deposits. Again, we mav find the rocks
w Inch are recognized as belonging toone
series to be wanting, and a mixed condition of iiiineials with .the adjrining
series on both sides will be the result.
The presence of intrusive or eruptive
rocks which are not the product of volcanoes generally carry with them or ill-
found in commercial or p.ty ing quantity.
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he is in appearance, there ia^ of ton fotmiT^"'"^^16 "^P"8'" ^ Iii«_:t» mineral, are
in the prospector an intellect and principle far above the average ftian—eV-Jn
above that class wearing the broadcloth
of wealth. The prospector is the pioneer of industry in every mineral district, and on his endeavors alone depend
the development of its resources, ... He
paves the way for capital, builds up
a flourishing trade in towns that, would
never exist but for his discoveries, and,
too often, gets but a pittance in return.
No nobler specimen of the pioneer is
found than in the humble prospector,
and meei liini where1 you may, on the
hill-top'or" bii the bah-, of some .eclud.rd
river, bis humble fare is yours, if needed.
Once a prospector, dhvayli one, is the
general rule with tin. class of men.
After months of toil and privation, when
the realization of a few dollars sometimes puts him in'that affluence he has
long" been sighing fdr, his generosity
often' 'over.teps the prudential :mark,
and a short period in the company of
city sharks invariably lands him on the
rocks of poverty. Erelong he will again
be on the mountain trail, as cheerful as
ever, and as confident as he ever was of
hiakiitg a lucky strike: So bri through
life does the prospector plod^ until' we
see him white-haired and bent,' hilt ever
the same in honesty ol'purposei" His
uiicduth appearance i_'often tlie cause
of a sneer, but We would remind the
thoughtless and ignorant, who sometimes indulge in a laugh at the expe'h-e
of \l\e old miner,' that there is not a
more honest, persevering, and uatfnl
class of men, today, than can be found
in the miners:! prospectors 6_' Briti.h
Columbia.' '••'*   "''''
The order or eequepce of mineral,,veins
or deposit, in almost all tnini-og districts,
which have received extensive development at th,e hands of the ..intelligent
prospector and,;miner has detnonstra eA
the existence of a gold-bearing horizon.,
which many regaid as the.primary.deposit prjoot^wall of the .mineral, z n«.
Next tin.'order comes the jron; belt or
group of^ rocks yielding iron ore?, and
when the conditions are favorable foi
deposition, these are succeeded, by.combinations of iron with other ort^s. generally as. sulphides. . In the .ascending
order, copper. JS;, the next group .met
with, audi is so , intimately connected
with silver as to make the hne;Qiseparation liard. jto deterjoiipe.. ; The silver
ores. also pass ^through the. last or IMIpr
peri-be^rjug series of rocks and are foui»d
intimately associated with tho^e of lead
and zinc which succeed them.;: That, a-
plan or system of mineral occurrence iu
the orcler named can, be traced out iu
most of. the great or rich mining districts
is a factiknown and appreciated, by e_-
periejicje,d. prospectors: and miners* Gold
bejpg t*>e piofIt;widely jdistributud.of nil
the met^ijis, ia. found at times associated
witti all Jh* ..other metals through: ;|,he
sequence, and even with the lead.vO.ree.
It is this order o_ mineral .placement in
association with rocks of certain classes
that makte.intelligenti prospectLugiicorn-
bined with a know ledge of the geology of
a district an occupation which is not
guided by" bftti--ftkiice, aVmahy supp.se
it to b»i' ItftfeStife districts1, Where -itM.
rocks, are in nanow ,beds. and. change
rapidly, the w.liple,«eqi|eq$(|,. of deposits,:
are found within one., or mpr,e?;ini'le8
apart*, but in others they are far distant
when the country rocks are of the saftie
cla»s for a great width- heroes the Strike.
When the country rocks do not change
fast and are of great width, then, we may,
expect to find parallel deposits or occur-
From reports received from Atlin, we
I'Y'I'   i f*-
learn that the Auacdiida group of cla ma
has been sold to L -rd Hamilton. Tne
vendor is Mr; Ruhert-Floiman; and the
transfer deeds were ^iVerr over and tlie
money ' already paid. There are ten
claims in the group. Mr. FlorAan has
received $10,000 as a money -con'sid.i-
ation, and when the company has been
formed to operate the clami!-, will receive one-twentieth of theshares'.? the
company. Tri.*A-i_i*ui.da is an immense
ledge of fi»'fc-iiiulirig gold lock, between
300 and 400 leei wide, and lying fuHv exposed to the surface'1 from side to side
and through the whole length of the M..
claim*, showing $6 o $8- in free-iiiiltiiig
gold to the tort. It i. practically a qliany
of gold roi k, and can b. worked quite as
cheaply and on as large a scale as the
fambu-i Tread well iiiine of Alaska, which
works upwards of 1000stath|6, and turns
out millions of dollars in dividends to i's
shareholder, every year." But tlie average v_due of the' nick, so far''as ascertained, is 'much higher tliaii that of the
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,- An immense,stri1 e has been made on
thft Toby,..creek by. Tom JoneB, and the
property has l>een bonded to Mr. W. G.
MitchelJ-Iniies, report says, for $100,000.
The ore is a.,saud carbonate,.one of the
m<>8t valuable of. smelting) ores, apart
from its economic,value, and will command, a premium at almost any smeller.
.Tlie. ore, I pdy has ..been*,cut ,inlo . forty
f el and continues ip strength i»nd value.
It-is soextensive that the work sq far
done has not reached the ItoundarieB so
that the extent of the. find is yetrun-
kJtowu,.bitt.il is evidently large,:and is
regarded as. one of the In Bt finds of the
feaeon. -The, assays gave 57 to 60 per
cent, lead, 40 to 50p?s. silver, and $ -4,.to
$.15^01(1.. The l.icatiijii ia lietween the
Dragon andlXilphMi.—Go den Era.
VANCOUVER,"- -. - - "B C. . '
Dealer in Watches, pjarnbnds,-JewcIVy aita
Optical good». Our repair departmentU-Unex
celled, fqr.fliie. work. I^ftve y.p.ur oixlers.Vj'ith
the postmaster who will have it attended tp as
wett as if Vou cairic personally'.
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Lillooet, B* C.
r'l Have iii stock all kinds'of
Drie'tl' ..lijinjber, Finishii.-g
LtUjQabHBir and -Mouldings..    ;
tj AU , orders _ will. receive
, j^gnipliiirtention, V^.rite for
.piric.§s.;or apply at the yard;: ■
sAriUEL times;
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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 tlie B. t*   Express Stupes.
otel Victoria,
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■•' This hotel heine; new, and thoroughly finished throtiuhoit is the only first
class hotel in Lillooet. Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention hy
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with the hotel. Headquarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
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LILLOOET, - ■    - -
The Bar is supplied with the best: Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
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As sodn aB the Ltllboet-Lyt.on road is completed we will run a through stage
from Lyttoh tr>I.illo<iet.; At present We; have rigs at both ends of tberptid whiili
will take you: as far, a" possible, and we supply saddle hoises 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 lor information.'   ''
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destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY & <0
From Northern Trails.
Mr. V. H. Dupont, who has for the
past two years been exploring and surveying in the vicinity of the upper
S ikine and branches to ascertain the
condition of the various trails, and if
possible, a convenient and passable
route between Edmonton and Daw.on,
arrived in Victoria a few days ago.
Mr. Dupont was exploring in the interests of the Dominion authorities, and
is now en route to Ottawa to make his
official report. It was in 1897 that he
commenced his explorations, and until
quite recently he has .been engaged
on his task, by no means an easy one.
The project was to survey from Edmonton to Dease Lake, at the same time
explore a branch along the Skeena, communicating with the sea at Port E.sing-
ton. In-some places, particularly on
what is known as the Telegraph trail,
the routes are in had condition. A little
over a month ago a survey party under
the direction of a Mr. O'Dwyer discov
ered the body of a man in a cabin on the
latter trail.
This so-called Telegraph trail connects
Ashcroft with Telegraph creek, and is
covered with the bones of dead horses
and dogs. Mr. Dupont stated that last
year he explored the Peace riverdistrict
and vicinity, from Edmonton to the
junction of the Findley and Parsnip
rivers, while another party worked from
the junction into the Omiueca. At Dease
lake there is a party of explorers, who
made an arduous j mrney of 107 miles
a'ong the Stikine river toward the headwaters. The explorations of the paet
two years, according to Mr. Dupont,
complete the route from Edmonton as
far as Deai-e lake, including the branch
toward the sea communication at Port
Essington. The remaining territory between Dease lake and the Klondike
metropolis was explored some time previous, so the entire route between Edmonton to Dawson has been explored,
and awaits the action of the authorities
as 10 whether it will be properly opened up.
Mr. Dupont _ party consists of twelve
men besides himself, live of whom arrived on the Danube. In his conversation,
Mr. Dupont made particular mention of
the fact that the headwaters uf the
Stikine and Skeena form a distinct junction, while the headwateis of the NaaB
join those of a tributary of the Stikine.
a fact not apparently traced on the map.
—Victoria Times.
The Canadian Contingent.
There appears to be a general belief
''that in case of war with the Boers, a
contingency which we still hope to see
averted, a Canadian regiment will be
ae,nt to South Africa. Whatever opin-
ioas: we nisjy hold about the war, we
shall alt be as one at tbe necessity of
s 'le.ling.ucii a body as would do credit to
Canada, and making it as efficient as
possible,-ft' for ,no. other consideration
than avoiding the needless waste of
human life. This is a serious business.
If our troops leave our shoies they will
march into battle.; Their lives will depend upon the skill, the prudence, the
expedience of their leaders. Men's lives
will hang upon a hoarsely-shouted woid
in the midst of a hell of flame and whistling bullets. Tne possible enemy is composed of men who have been slaughtering their fellow-men year by year for
two generations, and have grown to be
deadly exp its at the savage trade. Tl e
very best officers must be chosen. It
lu,uuld be a crime to allow political considerations to exeicise a hair's breadth
oi influence in the selection. Major-
General Mutton is an experienced and
^ able soldier; once the general lines of
the scheme have 1 ecu decided upon, the
details must be left to him. Rumor has
it that Lieutenant-Colonel Otter will be
the officer in imnudiate command of the
contingent. It is to be hoped tl at it i-
so,   for L e j enanl-Colonel  Otter is a
CARGILE HOUSE, ashcroft.
Is now under new.management and has been thoroughly renovated. Culinar
department unsurpassed. The Bar is stocked with choice liquors and cigars and
will be in charge of experienced men.   Every convenience for commercial men.
FRED H. NELSON, - Proprietor.
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Call and inspect our stock. Good workmanship and moderate charges.   Repair
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profesional soldier, who has served
Canada patiently, loyally and effectively
for many years, who commands the unbounded respect of. those who have served under him, and who has left the imprint of his personality graven deep upon
the militia whom he has commanded.
The contingent must be a soldiery body
ot men, organized by soldiers, commanded by soldiers.
Undoubtedly, the raising, training and
offering of a Canadian contingent is a
sporadic and temporary measure, and
the delay which will ensue before the
soldiers of the maple leaf can march
side by side with their brothers from
many other climes reveals the «eak link
in our system. Undoubtedly our interest lies with tlie royal navy, which
shelters our shores. Undoubtedly, too,
it is the navy which we can most effec •
ively aid, for in the present aspect of
affairs a few thousand men added to its
available reserves would render it a service enormously outweighing the addition of another battalion or two to Great
Britain's already reasonably sufficient
land army. But that requires time, and
the question for the present is the efficiency of the land contingent which ii
seems probable that Canada will send in
the event of war.—Toronto Globe.
n.chanlcs on a Strike.
At 10 o'clock this morning the mechanics of the local 0. P. R. shops went out
on strike. This action was taken on
orders telegraphed from Winnipeg, and
is said to include all the mechanics in
this division, numbering from 350 to 400
men. The men state that before night
they will be joined by all their fellows in
the east and that from ocean to ocean
the C. P. R. shops will be closi d. The>
have lately organized on Labor lines,
and having submitted some of their
grievances to the General Labor Board,
on their advice and under their pronme
of support, have gone out. Gradual reductions of pay have been the chief factor in the case.
So much for their statement of the
matter. On the part of the C.P.R.,
General Superintendent Marpole states
that nothing is here known of the matter except that the men are out. The
trouble comes from Winnipeg, and in
sympathy with that point the local men
have quit work. What ihe matter is in
Winnipeg has not yet been learned here.
The affair is a most serious one as engines can not be taken out without their
mechanics, as after most trips some repairs are necessary. A few days, therefore, will see all settled, or it may result
in the suspension of traffic. Engine 647,
at which tlie men are at work, is said to
have been left by them much dismantled.
—Vancouver World. '
The buoy mai ked '• Andree Polar Expedition," which, with an anchor attached, was found on September 9th, on the
north shore of King Chatles Island by
the master of the Norwvigan cutter Mar- \
tiia L-irsack, was opened at Stockholm, j
on the 2nd inst., in the presence of a j
number of experts and members of the j
Cabinet.     It was  found  to be the so- ■
called "North Pole buoy," which Andn e ;
had arranged to drop if he succet ded in j
passing the pole. I
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
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Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room   free.
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
Anthony & Eobson,
(Successors to A.Stevenson.
Business established 18ti:i.
General flerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLIVRAY    Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.  Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.     Stable in con
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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Sole agents: ,
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Contractors for the design and construction of complete stamp mills, concentration,
clornation, cyanide and smelter equipments
Peterboro Ont.> and Vancouver, B. C.
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Head Office:   ASHCROFT, B. C.
Manufacturing: Jeweler, Watchmaker and Optician
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, Eyeglasses, Field and Magnifying
Glasses, Com passes 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 rent on approval to responsible parties. Tell distance you ran read the smallest newspaper print and
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WM. _E-C_A__6_:i___?03-T, _p__ao_?_ THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET. B. 0., FRIDAY, OCTOBER, 13 1899.
The changeable weather, of late, has
slightly indisposed a few of our citizens.
Geo. Hurley is now making regular
through trips to Lytton. He reports
tlie road in excellent shape.
Snow is bringing goats down the mountain sides. Several were noticed on the
hill south of town the other morning.
Dr. Sanson arrived in town last Sunday. The doctor is looking as hearty
as ever.
Mrs. Frank Tinkham arrived home
Sunday, after a pleasant visit with
friends in Clinton.
Everything quiet in police court circles
and the guardian of Lillooet wears his
smile of peace.
Mr. and Mrs. Lahore came up from
their farm a few miles below town, on
Saturday last, returning Monday.
B. A. Welbon, the sewing machine
man, paid Lillooet a business visit during the early part of the week.
We hear that it is the intention of the
Ashcroft stage line to place a couple of
coaches on the Lytton-Lillooet road in
the course of a few days.
Mr. H. J. Keary is now busy erecting
a substantial dwelling house on his farm
near town. Good boy, Harry! This ie
more in your line than horse-racing.
The snow on the hilltops is gradually
getting lower, and the cool days and
decidedly chilly nights indicate the near
approach of our old enemy Jack Frost.
Ven. Archdeacon Small arrived from
Lytton on Saturday last, and Sunday
morning he held service in the Church
of England, at which there was a good
Rod Atkins, whose benevolent countenance we have missed lately, is once
more at the old stand, hammering out
stoves and tinware for the Bridge river
miner. He reports Ashcroft to be a first-
class town to spend a few days in.
. From reports received from Clinton,
the horse-racing events held there last
week were keenly contested, and some
good races were the result. W hen it
comes to horse-racing, Clinton is generally in the front rank of sport.
Providential circumstances saved little
Thomas Hurley from a serious accident
last Saturday. A wagon-load of bay
was passing along the street, when Tom
and several other small boys hitched on
behind for a tide. By some means the
little fellow's right leg slipped in between the spokes of a wheel, twisting it
badly, but not seriously injuring the
liiub. Dr. Sanson fixed little Tom up
all riitht and expects to see him on his
feet again in the course of a few weeks'
Buttons, everybody knows Buttons,
the fleet-footed mustang of Lillooet _
undulating plains. Well, Buttons and
hie owner came into town last Sunday
morning, stepping over all the- high
places, which naturally excited the admiration of the small boy of this town
and other good judges of horseflesh and
horsemanship. This created an envious
feeling in the breast of our city butcher
—as mild a mannered man as ever killed
an ox—who happens to be the owner of
an old plug rejoicing in the name of
Bulger. It has been said that Bulger is
closely related to a horse that came near
winning a race many years ago, which
his owner, to this day, firmly believes.
However, it did not take him long to
work up a heated discussion with the
Buttons man on the racing abilities of
their animals. This naturally leads to a
race, at least it did in the present case.
"Run you 100 yards—any amount—any
time—run now if you like!" and a few
other assertions of a similar nature, w ere
too much for the owner of did Bulger.
A stake of 500 was agreed upon, and in
a few minutes the cash was safely placed
in the blue jeans of "Horsehair George"
as a reward for the winner. Pulling the
shoes off his horse and loosening up his
cinch strap to give Bulger plefaty of space
for wind, the butcher hoarsely invited
his antagonist to "come on.'" They
went. They went down behind Dick
Hoy'8 fence and measured off a track
about long enough for a pig race, and in
a few minutes the owners were in the
saddles as jockeys. This is where the
owner of Buttons made his mistake.
He made poor Buttons carry about 50
pounds more weight than was on the
other horse, besides being better adapted to ride a steer than a race-horse. We
lost our money on Buttons, but are satisfied that he is the best horse of the two,
and if another race can be arranged on
any other day but Sunday, we will
gladly go broke if Buttons does not win.
may hope that the Dominion Government will provide facilities for instruction in Kiientitio prospecting in every
part of the Dominion.—Mining Tit-Bits.
It will be interesting to watch the results of new endeavors to work with pro-
tit two greatly discredited mainlai.d
mine ventures. New syndicates are
working on the Galena and Golden Cache
groups of claims, those interested in the
former asserting that they can dispose
of the zinc trouble and also satisfactorily
deal with the intermingled zinc after
such disposition by metallurgic process.
Toronto milling men inteiested in the
Golden Cache, also express themselves
as hopeful—they have foreclosed on the
mine mortgage—_>f yet making returns
on the property under new conditions of
ownership and management. It will, of
course, be well for the province if either
or both of the efforts succeed, even in
part, for the ill-repute of the Galena
mines and the Golden Cache undertaking has done British Columbia very
great harm with large possible investors
in England. Meanwhile, reports from
Lillooet are of the most favorable character. The Bend 'Or mine is now crushing, the lecent clean-up returning in the
neighborhood rf an ounce to the ton,
being rightly considered as eminently
satisfactory.—Mining Record.
A school exclusively for the training
of mining prospectors is one of the needs
of the times. Prospecting as a profession
seems to have been quite overlooked in
the present day. That this should be so
is remarkable, not only because the
nineteenth century wants a new profession to absoro energies which other professions are hardly able to employ, but
<tlso because the immediate destiny of a
new mining country is determined by
the success or failure of its prospectors.
If they are not thoroughly trained and
capable of taking the fullest advantage
of the mineral resources of a district,
then the development of that district
may possibly be very seriously retarded.
We had an illustration of this fact last
year on the Stikine. Ten thousand men
made their wav into northern Oassiar
and camped on Telegraph Creek until
their provisions gave out, when they returned to civilization full of discrediting
reports of a country that they had seen
nothing of. The lack of trained prospectors is felt in every part of Canada
so much so that the need is described as
the most pressing tbe Dominion has,
after the want of capital. Surely, then,
here is an opening for young men who
have had a thorough course of study in
geology, mineralogy, chemistry, assaying
and the like, for the field is by no meant
adequately or satisfactorily filled by the
piesent-day prospector.    By and by wt
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