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Vol. i. No. 28
$2.00 a year.
W. F. Gibson came down  from  the
Ida May mine Wednesday and  left  today via Lytton for Vancouver where he
will be absent for a week or ten days on
business in connection with mining matters.    He reports work *m progressing
favorably on the Ida S_§y and expects to
tap the big ledge in a short time.   Since
going up a few weeks ago they have sunk
another twenty-five feet on the ledge in |
the main tunnel, and have run a distance
of seventy*flve feet on the lower tunnel,
about 150 feet below the main.      The
work has been done well and very  hard
rock was encountered, but considering
the difficulties to contend  with   have
made good progress.      Mr. Gibson a
covple weeks ago took the first load over   . The QoUmn each*,
the ice from Jacks landing up.   He had     _,,_-•- * ________________
two horses, each hitched to * hand sled mThe, t15'000 »•«■*•. referred to is
hauling 1,000 pounds apiece. The ice is Tuesday's World, given by the Golden
in first class condition and makes  good Cache Ckmpany, limited, to W. A. Mcln-
wallader between the Little Joe and
Pioneer claims, and the property of M.
Gaynor and G. Gibson was sold to the
Sen l'Or Mines. Ltd. last Monday. The
deal was made by Arthur Noel representative of the Bend'Or Mines, and a cash
payment was made, the balance being
payable in thirty days. The price paid
was a few thousand dollars, not the price
held at last summer but considering the
amount of work done the price was exceptionally good. The claim is in a.good
position being on the main belt of Bridge
River and an extension of the Bend'Or
ledge. It is a valuable addition to the
Bend'Or group which now consists of
ome of the best mineral land in the
Political Nate*.
The legislature adopted the address
without division.
The new placer mining act passed its
^second reading and through the committee and will go through almost unanimous.         '
The writs for the bye-electiorts in all
vacant constituencies were- issued Wednesday. At present there are six seats
vacant in the house.
"   I ere of the oompany.—Vancouver Werld
traveling. Coming down from the Mission to Mr. Dunlop's store, the time
occupied was one hour and thirty minutes, on the lake a hurricane was blowing and the party fairly sailed through
the along. ^^^^^^^_
At the Send'Or they are working away
steadily on the ledge with satisfactory
results. The mill men are working
rapidly and have the foundation for the
flume laid and a large part of the flume
built, and are also arranging the place
for the setting of the penstock. The
mill site is being cleared and the men
are also whipsawing lumber. The camp
is a very busy place everybody laboring
Dan Hamilton, McLeod and Patterson
are working away on the South Fork
placer mining and are taking out some
very coarse gold. They also put in time
on an occasional hunt to replenish
their grub supply.
NatCoughlin is working on O. A.
Hart home's claim on Cadwallader;
Tnis is what is termed as the ''Mother
Lode" and the owner has done quite a
lot of work on it with a very good showing.
1 he boys all through the camp have
enjoyed themselves immensely during
the winter. For the past few weeks at
Tyauchton and along the trail a few. of
the boys have been laid up with severe
colds and rheumatism, but are now able
to move around with grater ease.
The prospectors and miners are well
fixed for fresh meat during the past
week over sixty "mowich" have been
moved along the trail to the different
Daring Christmas week several of the
"boys" hearts were gladdened by receiving appropriate presents from Mr. Harris
manager J. Dunlop's store at Tyauchton
and whom they will remember with joy
for some time.
tosh and others, is in accordance with the
resolution passed at the general meeting
of the company. Mr. Mcintosh and the
others named in the instrument, are the
trustees in behalf of the debenture hold*
It is reported that Colonel Gregory
will be one of the candidates in Victoria
in the interests of the government at the
bye-elections. He was defeated by a
few votes at the last general elections.
It is probable that in the other constituencies the candidates will be elected by
J. W. Colli i who has been in town
for the past several weeks left Thursday
for a trip to Tyauchton to be absent
several days. On his return he will visit
the coast for a few weeks on business.
Mr. Booth, in moving the second reading of the bill to provide for the election
of road overseers, explained its import
as being in the direction of securing better road making, through giving the
^Supervision of the work of construction
and maintenance into the hands of those
directly interested, instead of making
the selection of the roadforman a matter
of political appointment.
hivin? heretofore emanattd   from   the
sn eri itendent of police.      It was  also
1 r »po ed to have the appoin me it of all
p »lice officers   vested  directly  in   tha
li< utenant-governor in council,  instead
of indirectly, through the  sip*riutend-
ent of police.       Another point touch* d
upon was the working of prisoner's outside of the goal limits, the law  providing at present that where this wan done,
consent of  tha lieutenant-go* er tor  in
council must be obtained.   Thu role has
been constantly dis e*arc ed in  practice
as unworkable, and it was how proposed
to make it discretionary with the wardens
where the prisoners in their charge might
be put to work.      Again jueti.»s of the
p.'ace were at the present time required
to commit prisoners to the goal or lockups in their immediate districts,   while
for greater convenience or safety  this
was often inadvisable.    It was proposed
Ao make the rule more elastic in  this
particular, and also to facilitate the machinery for the transfer of  prisoners
from one goal or prison to another when
this might be found expedient.
The steam boat being built at the
lake will probably be completed in a few
weeks, and after the machinery is installed will be launched with, due ceremony. Messrs. Duguid & Miller hav
had the jot> of building the boat and
with their usual good workmanship are
making a first-class job of it. All the
machinery is at the lake ready for the
, A burnt cork comedian entertainment
will be held in Santini's hall about the
first week in February. The program
will consist of minstrels, dialogues, step-
dancing, farces, etc. It will no doubt
be well patronized, and the public will
be able to appreciate the talents of our
local comedians. Joseph Simpson and
Thomas Spillman have the affair in
band. Further particulars later and by
small bills.
The Countka* 3oM.
Last Wednesday morning, Nip Tuck a
Chinaman about 50 years of age, died at
Sam Sing's laundry in China town. He
had worked for some time on Cadwallader and lately on Lillooet river, coming to town a couple of months ago
feeling unwell and secured medical attendance from the Chinese doctors, but
Messrs. Tisdall of Vancouver and Mc-
Phillipsand Hall of Victoria, resigned
their seats last week on account of receiving money for goods, etc. furnished
the government through their clerks,
and uknown to them. It was an en-
f ringment of the election act and necessitated their resignation. A further
surprise was in store when this week the
Hon. J. Fred Hume and ex-premier J.
H. Turner also vacated their seats on
the same cause. It was thought that
Colonel Baker would lose his seat, but
on information received from his agent
at Cranbrook, reported that no transactions had taken place which would effect
his qualification, and the Colonel resumed his seat.
The School QMestta*.
Enron Ths Pbosp_cto_,—Sir: Embodied in last weeks report of the wants
of this district by our Napoleon of Finance, is a recommendation of $1,000 for
a school to be built near LaRochell's
ranch. What about a school for Indian
children? Tne Dominion government
should provide a school for the education of Indian children free. If a school
was built for the Indians near the old
"Dickey" ranch, it could be used by
all Lillooet and Bridge River Indians.
The distance would not be too great for
t he children to travel. A large nam i er
of the Bridge Kiver and Lillooet Indians
want their children to learn to read and
write English. It is not onr dnty to
provide for the Indians. When the
Dominion government took control of
the Indian affairs of British Columbia,
they certainly assumed the burdens,
along with the blessings. It is the duty
of the Dominion government to give the
Indian children a plain education.
T. M. Kin.
The attorney-general, in moving the
second reading of the bill t j amend the
Police and Prisons Regulations act, ex
plained the scope and purpose of the
measure as being to separate the direction of the public and the managemnt
of the gaols and lock-ups, at present
vested jointly in the department of
police. It was intended to take the responsibility for the proper conduct of
the goals eut of the jurisdiction of the
superintendent of police and make the
wardens responsible directly to the department of the attorney-general. This
was the essence of what the measure
The Countless mineral claim on Cad-! he deceased was a member.
to no avail as he passed away early ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Wednesday morning. The funeral will | contemplated, except to empower the
take place tomorrow under the auspices j lieutenant-governor in council to make
of the Chinese Masonic lodge  of whuh j rules for the guidance of those in charge
f of thegoala, «uch rules and regulations | to mo\e2,500 yardof giavel perday.
Another Dredger to b* Built,     i
Mr. W. H. Gallagher of Vancouver arrived here last evening via Lytton, leaving again tnis afternoon for Victoria.
Air. Gallagher is interested in a company
that intend building a dredger here to
operate on some of the bars on the
Fraser river, of which the company hold
leases, between here and Foster's bar.
It is the intention of the company to
build a dredger on the plan of those that
have proved such a success in New Zealand. The machinery therefore weighing about 200 tons has been purchased,
and is contracted to be delivered on the
ground here by May 1st. The dredger
will be of a ver> powerful capacity able THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B.- (3L FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1899.
Published every Friday.
BUB8CRIPTION      -      -      •      -      .      |2.00
Payable in advance.
The new placer mining act now before
the provincial legislature will pass unanimous, and is legislation that should
have been put in force sometime ago.
It is considered a just measure which
even the American citizens and papers
do not deny, as their laws prohibit aliens
from prospecting or mining in their
country. It is very funny to read and
listen to alien papers trying to dictate
laws to the people of this province and
also showing the evils of the result of
retaliatory laws. It is also considerable
nerve for those living in the country to
kick, they have all the privileges allowed
the subjects and the new placer act does
not stop them from holding ground already taken up, and will also permit the
prospecting and working of lode propositions. The enforcing of the new act
will prohibit the large numbers of chinamen throughout the province who have
been working along the river bars for
The Mining Journal at Ashcroft seems
to be quite distressed about the matter
and predicts the ruin of the whole country and especially Cariboo and adjoining
districts. The large mines of the Cariboo are principally engineered by California miners, who have spent considerable money in developing the properties.
The new act will not interfere with these
properties as they can still be run by
the same men, the concessions already
obtained will last a life time. Of course
if any of these mine uuperintendents
were to die, it would probably be the
end of the proposition he was working,
as it would be impossible to secure men
capable of carrying on the work* The
miners of California are no doubt good
hydraulic miners, but why is it that ,the
miners of British Columbia will not become so with the progress made the last
few years. The large sums of money
spent in Cariboo has been a good thing.
Has it all been American money spent?
With reference to the California miners.
They are brought into the country, receive good wages, returning to their
homes again in the fall, and never leave
a dollar in the country. The most of
them bring all their wearing apparel
with them, only getting an occasional
article here when absolutely necessary.
Thjere is an alien labor law in this country, but as people here have never kicked
the importation of laborers hascontinu
ed. If all these men would live in this
country and circulate a few dollars where
they earn it, it would be better for the
The people of this country seem to be
doing very well in mining and it is about
time to put restrict ions on aliens grabbing up everthing in sight, and give the
subjects protection. We do not see that
alienB have any kick whatever for lithe
legislature passes acts which meets with
wishes of the people, it is not necessary
to satisfy alien kicks. The laws in this
country are just and it would be as well
for all to obey them. The new placer
mining act will pass through the legislature and we guess British Columbia
will still be able to get gold out of the
gravels of the province.
The election bill allowing J. D. Prentice member for EaBt Lillooet, and F. J.
Deane for North Yale, to take their seats
in the house and to postpone proceedings
in the election protests made against
them, passed through the house easily.
In all other provinces there are acts in
force to work in cases of this kind, but
so far British Columbia has had no such
law, and it was necessary to put through
this special bill.. The opposition regis
tered a few kicks but without avail. A
few of the opposition papers have been
pouring iorth their wrath, but all fail
to mention the " iniquitous " legislation
passed during the Turner regimen.
New Placer ninlng Act.
1. That every person who is not less
than 18 years of age and is a British
subject shall be entitled to all the rights
and privileges of a free miner under this
act, upon taking out a free miners' certificate, so long as such certificate remains in force.
2. No joint stock company or corporation shall be entitled to take out a free
miners'certificate unless the same has
been incorporated and not simply
licensed or registered under the laws of
the province, and unless such company
or corporation is authorized to take out
a miners' license by the lieutenant:
governor-in-council the word "person"
in thib section shall include only such
companies or corporations as aforesaid.
3. A miners'license taken out hj any
person not authorized so to do by this
section shall be null and void.
1 4. This section  shall „ not effect
miners' certificates  issue.!  before
coming into force of this section, and in
case any person or corporation not allowed under this section to take out a
free miners' license has prior to the
coming into force, of this section acquired
any interest or any claims under the
provisions of/thep'tycer mining ret, such
license may be renewed from time, to
time, but such.renewed license shall entitle the holder thereof tor hold or acquire
any interest in any claim under said
placer mining act, except buch interest
so acquired prior to the coming into
force of this section. ,
5. No free miner after the coming into
force of this section shall hold any claim
under said placer mining act, or any
interest therein as trustee or '■ otherwise
for any person who is not a British subject or for any corporation not authorized
to take out a free miners's certificate as
above provided.       _"■' •   '     ' •
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Optical goods. Our repair department is unex
celled for fine work, :Leave your,orders with
the postmaster who will have it attended to as
well as if you came personally.
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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.   Larg sample room.
Headquarters lor the EL C. Express Stages.
As soon as the Lillooet-Lytton road is completed we will run a through *t:»ge
from Lytton to Lillooet. At present we have rigs at l>oth ends of the road when
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 in formation.
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ThisJhotel being new and thoroughly finished ti»rougho.it is the only first
class hotel in Lillooet. Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
stopping at the Hotel* Victoria. Good stabling in connection with tlie hotel. Headquarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
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The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.—
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Flour Milling Produce and
;    General Merchandise.
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* week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
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The full Court.
Victoria. Jan, 10.—The regular January sitting of the full court commenced
yesterday morning. In the Centre Star
vs. Iron Mask case, the court last month
refused the Centre Star appeal, asking
for leave to do development work on a
vein it claims under the Iron Mask claim.
The court j esterday refused leave to
appeal to the privy council, as it would
put off the trial, which has already been
In Connel vs. Madden, the full court
dismissed the appeal from the judgment
of Mr. Justice Walkem, who had that
the location of the Sheep Greets. Star
mineral claim was void, was the initial
post was planted in foreign soil, viz. in
the state of Washington. The opinion
of the full court as follows: I agree with
the learned trial judge that the initial
poet of the Sheep Creek Star "claim"
having been planted in the United States
of America, instead of within the boundaries of tnis province, the whole location
is invalid. The mineral act of British
Columbia does not contemplate the
existence of a claim which takes its root,
i. e., has its initial post in a foreign soil
and as 1 regard it, the whole location is
void ab initio, or, to put it in another
way, there never was in law such a
claim as the "Sheep Creek Star." The
appeal must be dismissed with costs.
Mount Vesuvius is again in eruption,
the old craters have broken out, shooting towers of flames 600 feet in the air.
The whole side of the mountain is red
with flowing lava.
A professional talker arose one day
to address a Sunday school. " Mv dear
little one," he began, "what shall 1
say?" and a little girl in the front row,
who had spoken pieces in school, replied : " Please sir, what do you know?"
The woman in black—He's her third
you know, but she really blushed like a
young girl all through the ceremony.
The woman in mauve, yellow and green
—I don't wonder! Just look what she
was marrying!
Postage Rates.
There are one or two slights mistakes
in the paragraphs going the rounds of
the press in regulation to the new postal
regulations. As a matter of fact the
rates are as follows:
Two all parts of Canada 2 cents per
To the United States of America, 3
cents per ounce.
To the United Kingdom of Great
Britain  and  Ireland,    British    India,
Newfoundland, British East Africa,
Zanzibar, Ugandi, British Central Africa, the Niger Cast Protectorate, tl >
Niger Company territory, Jamaica, and
the Bahama Islands, 2 cents per hall
To all other foreign countries, 5 cents
per half ounce.
All women who have not served over
two years were, on January 1st, dropped
from the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Company. This effectB about 200
clerks and stenographers along the entire
system. The trouble is, not that women
are inefficient, but that their employment narrows the field for securing good
men from the lower ranks. It is the
Northwestern's policy to advance it?
employees from low places, as occasions
present, and, with women filling many
places, it cannot get the supply that it
will be able to under the new order.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, - - B.C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room   free.
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.)
Business established 1868.
POST  OFFICE   Sg_0__._3.
General Herchandise and
Miners Supplies.
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHA8. McGlLLlVRAY, Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquarters for stage.    Stable in con
nection. _____	
A. supply of
_r_a_3s_a: _3_u___r
always on hand.
TR0REY The Jeweler
^Vancouver, J3. C.
Offical watch   inspector for
C. P. R.
Twenty-six years with Messrs. Vivian _
Sons. Swansea, England.
Office and Labatory :   614 Hastings St.
Assays and Analysis made of all kinds of Ores.
The Lahatory is up-to-date, with all modern
appliances, including GATES' most approved Rock Grinding and Crushing  Machinery.
Exj.  Ju-i ___>J_?0_t__ JL _L
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
Printers' Supplies,
Job Printers'
Paper Stock.
Gas and Gasoline
Engines at
Toronto Type Foundry Co.
British Columbia Branch
520 Cordova Street,
J. M. Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
Properties Bonded.
Vancouver B. (J
and Contractors.
Contractors for the design and construction of complete stamp mills, concentration,
clornation, cyanide and smelter equipments.
Peterboro, Ont., and Vancouver, B. C. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. 0., FRIDAY, JaNIIARV: 90. 1899.
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Rate War Again
Montreal, Jan. 10.—C. P. R. officials
here confirm the report that there is a
likelihood of the rate war being renewed. It is claimed that the Great
Northern has broken away from the
agreement recently arrived at. The _ -
suit may be a renewal of the state of
affairs which existed previous to November 27th, 1898.
The sixth paragraph of the new code,
whi"h will come into operation in Germany, in 1900, enacts compulsory treatment of habitual drunkards. Anions
tl.e persons liable t" be interdicted, the
interdiction involving being placed under
a curator, who will be empowered to
place the individual anywhere for treatment until discharged for curatorship
by the court, inebriates are specially
mentioned. The exact description is:
"He who in consequence of inebriety,
cannot provide for his affaire, or bring
himself or his family into the danger of
need, or endangers the safety of others."
are the most prominent names on the
list, and no man in New York will daie
protest against this liberal custom of
inviting ministers from abroad. Of
coarse the New Yorkers as well as the
citizens of many other places are quick
to recognize that the ablest men in the
theological world have owned as their
birth-place the old land across the sea.
The counsel for the defence in his closing plea to the jury in the trial of the
beautiful Mrs. Moore of New York said:
" Pluck the sun from heaven, wash the
empyrean blue from the skies, bru_i the
bloom from the llower, but never smirch
the modesty of woman. Cursed, thrice
cursed forever, be the man whj plucks
the rose of modesty and virtue from the
soul of maidenly youth." But it was no
go. The hard-hearted jury retired and
disagreed as to whether she was guiltly
of playing the badger game.
A paper has just been printed in Belgium without type. The entire sheet
was first put in form on the typewriter,
was pasted on a large card, the size of
which was proportioned to the type.
Then the whole was photographed,
page by page and a print was made on
Bensitized zinc. This print was etched
with acid thus leaving complete solid
form ready for the press, which leads a
contemporary to remark: This is interesting, but, if the practice becomes
universal, who is to stand up and take
reproaches for typographical errors?
you cant swear at a camera.
Defined—Bobby—Popper, what is a
respectable fortune? Mr. Ferry—One
big enough to make its owner's opinion
on any subject entitled to respect.
The day after.—Grogan—I'm feeling
terrible today. Hogan—Congratulate
you, old boy. You must have had a
mighty good dinner yesterday.
When a man aseerts that he is just as
good as another man he always believes
he's better.
" And you say you ate horse steak in
Parib? How was it Berved?" " A la
cart, of course."
"You know, after all," said the young
father, "a baby does brighten up the
house," Single Bkpetic—"I dare say;
I've noticed the gas burning in your
room recently."
Asking—What do you think of Puffing-
ton''* Grimshaw—Oh, he's the kind of
n an who thinks that when he steps on
one end of the country the other end
flops up in the air.
"Our new neighbors are very polite,"
said Mrs Perkisse to her husband when
be came home the other night. Mr. P.—
Are they? Mrs P.—YeB: I sent to borrow their steplauder and they told me
they hadn't one, but if I'd wait a while
they'd send and buy one.
$2.00 A YEAR.
New York has a local application of
the open door policy in the matter of the
supply of clergymen of its pulpits. The
alien labor law is entirely useless as far
as preachers concerned. For instance,
at present Plymouth church, is looking
for a successor to Dr. Lyman Abbott, is
looking to Great Britain for a pastor.
Rev. Dr.. Abed and all British clergymen
Leland House
Cor er of Hastings and Granville Streets.        VANCOUVER   B   0'
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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.
J. H. Clements,
Lillooet Mail orders carefully attended to.
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Tweeds, Trouserings, Serges, Winter Goods, etc.
Call and inspect our stock. Good workmanship and moderate charges.   Repair
ing and cleaning a specialty.   Orders by mail or express punctually attended to.
Storage & Forwarding: Agts
Consign your goods to our care.     We settle railway charges and forward to
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY & Co
N. de Kevser "s"c»on-
Manufacturing Jeweler, Watchmaker and Optician.
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, Eyeglasses, Field and Magnifying
Glasses, Compasses and Aneroids.
All orderB 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 DIRECT—Monday and Friday.
Through and return tickets at reduced rates.    Special conveyances furnished.
Head Office:   ASHCROFT, B. C.
A few weeks ago a landslide   blocked
le Thompson river near Spences bridge
for a few hours, without doing any dam-
10 speak of j and   giving  the  natives  a
[hance to pan out some gold in the bed
I f the river below the jam.       Then the
rancouver Jackass got to work and sent
fut the following to the Eastern   newspapers.    The reference to  the Fraser,
(licola Valley, mountain tops and cultivated lands is "out of sight." :—
Vancouver, B. C. Jan. 8.—A  tremendous landslide has occured near Spence's
bridge, on , the   line  of  the  Canadian
Pacific railway.    Half a mountain, containing about 200 acres   of  earth,   and
loosened by a quick   thaw   after  frost,
Ind tumbled into the Fraser river, where
ft plunges through  a narrow  canyon.
Settlers at the foot of the  mountain
[had fled from their homes the night he-
lore owing to a big crack  appearing  in
Ihe precipice above them.     They stood
m the adjoining  mountains  and  saw
their homes buried by a mighty  fall  of
Ivarth.      They saw the historic  Fraser
tried up as if by magic, and the diverted
ijtream, dammed by tne mountain,  roar
,nd plunge over the fertile Nicola valley,
Spreading desolation among the  highly
ultivated ranches, and joining the riverbed a mile below.   They saw the mighty
re-jam at the dam rise higher and higher
fill it reached the mountain top, and
trashed to the ground and roared and
Toared like a live monster in rage; then,
trangest sight of all, thousands of fish
fnjthe exposed river-bed gasping, struggling and attempting to leap  into  the
diverted stream.      Then  the Indians,
ilambering down, the ban_ before sun.
Eaad set, began to scoop up the salmon,
|wd in the dawn of the following day
(ittidians and Chinamen were ready with
.heir pans taking out coarse gold and
I luggets securely hidden from the miners
Lor hundreds of years by the rushing
The harm done by the diversion of the
I'raser is not yet known, but it is said
[o be very heavy in the way of  burying
ighly-cultivated lands that can never
f,. reclaimed.
Notice is hereby
given that an application
will be made to tlie legislative assein
Hibly of the
province of British Columbia at its next session
for an act to incorporate a company under the
name of the '• Vancouver, Northern "and Yukon
Railway. Company" and empower it to cori-
tsruct, equip, operate and maintain a standard
or narrow guage railway from some point at
the City of Vancouver or some other convenient
point on tne shore of Burrard Inlet; thence
running in a northerly direction by way of
Seymour creek, or the most feasible route to
the Squamish Valley; thence by the most feas
ible route through the Pemberton Meadows to
Lillooet; thence northerly to Quesnelle; thence
northwesterly to Hazleton, or some other point
on the Skeena river; and thence northerly to
the northern boundary of the province; with
Sower to build a branch line from or near
lazelton, along the valley of the Black
river to the northern boundary of the province; with power to build branch lines
from said railway to Fort St. John; with power
also to build branch lines east and west from
the main line along the north shore of Burrard
Inlet to Howe Sound and the west shore of the
North Arm of said inlet; with power also to
build and operate branch lines from time to
time to groups of mines and to farming lands
from any point on the main line or' any of its
branches; with power in operating the railway
arid its branches to use steam, electricity or
other motive power; with power to build telegraph and telephone lines tor the purposes of
the company and for transmission of messages
for the public and commercial purposes: with
power to build all necessary bridges and roadways and to build, operate and maintain
wharves, docks, and sawmills and own and
operate ferries and with power to equip and
maintain steam and other vessels and operate
the same in connection with railway and its
branches on any navigable waters along or near
the line  of railway  and its branches; with
§pwer to acquire water rights and to construct
ams; flumes, etc., for Improving and increasing the water privileges and to generate electricity for operating the railway and any of its
branches; and to erect and maintain all necessary works for the generation and transmission
of electricity or power within the area of the op
eration of the said company, and for the supply
of light and heat and other power; and with
power to expropriate lands for the purpose of
the company; and to acquire lands, bonuses,
privileges, or other aids from any government,
municipal corporation or persons or bodies
corporate, and to levy and collect tolls from
all persons using and on all freight passing over
any of such roads, ferries and wharves and carried on any of. the vessels used, built, or operated by the company; and with power to lease,
make traffic or other arrangements with railway, stermboat or other companies tajid for all
other usual, necessary or incidental rights,
powers and privileges in any way conducive to
the attainment of the aforesaid objects.
Dated this 23rd day or November 1898.
Solicitors for a ppli cants.
Lillooet. B. C:
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
Parliamentary Committees.
The following    parliamentary    com-
littee having been chosen.
Private bills—Messrs.  Cotton  Prentice, Semlin and Higgins, government;
Bfc, W. Smith,   Helmckeh  and  Eberts,
Public accounts—Messrs J. H. Martin,
kidd and Semlin, government;  A.  W,
fliuith and Turner, opposition.
Railway—Messrs.   Higgins,    Kellie,
Ickechnie, Jos. Martin,  Neill  Munro,
:idd; Kinclrantf Maepherso'h and Hed-
lereon,    government,  Booth,    Ellison,
Jryden,  Clifford,   Duneniuir,   McPhil-
tip's, Baker and Poley, opposition.
Minings-Messrs. J....M. Martin, Neill,
preen, & Smith, Kellie, Helgeson,
Hume and Martin, Government; A. W,
llm'ith;, Dunsmuir^ Robertson,
[laker, Irving and Eberts, opposition,
Printing— Messrs. Prentice; Kidd,and
)ean, government; Ellison and  Booth,
Opposition. ■ fV''"::     "  !.v "'■"•* •,| ■ ■ •""'
Surprise, Alpha Bell Fraction, Omega Frao
tion mineral claims, situate in the Lillooet
mining division of Lillooet district. Where
located:   Cayoosh creek.
Take notice that The Alpha Bell Gold Quartz
Mining Company, Limited Liability, free
miner's certilicate No. 95648, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining
recorder for a certificate of improvements, for
the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this twenty-seventh day of October,
1898. 17
The Alpha Bell Gold Quartz Mining' Company, Limited.   H. DePencier, Secretary.
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining   Broker.
Reports on Mining Properties.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
Certificate of Improvements.
Little Joe, White Crow, Delighted, Jim Crow
Fraction and Bend 'Or Fraction mineral
claims situate in the Lillooet mining division of Lillooet district.   Where located:
Cadwallader Creek.
Take notice that The Bend 'Or Mines, Ltd.,
free miner's certificate No. 39122 a, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificates of improvents, for
the purpose of obtaining a crown grants of the
above claims.
And further take notice that ac 10 i. under
section 37, mnst be commenced b"t< re the issuance of such certificate of impute ients.
Dated this first day of Decemi_r, 1898.
The Bend 'Or Mines, Ltd.
21 per C.T. Diamond, agent.
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.
123 Water Street, VANCOUVER. B. C.
f2.00 A YEAR.
Route to all Kiiiitern Points.
Fewest Changes,
Quickest Time
Through First class Sleeping Curs and Totfris
Sleeping Cars to St. Paul, Montreal and Toronto
without change.
The Dining Car Service along the line of the
C. P. R. is unequalled anywhere.
Connections atVancouve
With Steamer lines for
For full information as to rates, time, etc
apply to the nearest ticket agent, or to
District Passenger Agent, Vancouver, B. C.
Tin  shop  in  connection.
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.
Established i«i_
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils, Stoves and Tinware, Miners steel, Picks
Shovels, etc,
J. M. Yorjton visited town last Sunday and returned to Pavilion Monday.
Mat. Gilfoil is working away on his
claims near the head of Seaton lake, and
the showing is exceptionally good.
D. G.Sutherland, provincial constable
at Lytton, and H. Cancellor at North
Bend, have both severed their connection
with the government.
E. J. Taylor has been laid up for the
post two weeks with a very bad attack
of lagrippe. He is now able to be up
and will shortly be around again.
Skating has been exceptionally good
up till Tuesday on the river and for the
past few weeks has been utilized every
day by the numerous skaters.
J. L. G. Knowles left last week for his
ranch at Pemberton Portage after a
couple weeks visit in town. Mrs Knowles
left on last Saturdays Btage for a trip to
G. Phair government agent, returned
on Monday's stage from Ashcroft. Mr.
Phair had been called to Victoria on
business in connection with government
affairs. Besides business he enjoyed the
trip very well.
The many friends of Mrs. Glencross in
Lillooet were sorry to hear of her serious
illnt>86 at Ashcroft the first of the week.
She has been very ill for the past few
weeks and it is hoped that she may havt
a speedy recover
In another column will be found an ad
of the Bank of British North America,
relating to its branch at Ashcroft. This
branch is the most convenient for people
of Lillooet and should receive patronage
from the people of this section.
Scarlet feaver seems to have struck
Ashcroft as well as some of the other
interior towns. There are quite a number of cases but have all been promptly
quarantined. So for Lillooet has been
very lucky and very little sickness except an occasional cold.
A heavy rain and windstorm, probably
the tail end of the storm that struck the
coast a few days ago, struck town Tues-
day night and rained and howled considerable. Wednesday it came again in
the shape of a chinook and has cleared
the surrounding country pretty well of
snow that has lain on the hills ior the
past few weeks.
R. B. Skinner, was elected alderman
for word 2 in Vandouver last Thursday.
He headed the poll by a good vote. Mr.
Skinner is a new man in municipal
affairs in the coast city, but has kept a
close watch of the city's interests and
progress. He has large interests in
Vancouver and throughout the province
and the people of Vancouver showed
good judgment when they elected
him as one of their alderman.
G. D. Wray is visiting J as. H. S. Row-
bottom at " Sparrow Hall," Gastown.
A cottage prayer meeting was held at
the residence of T. A. Brett Thursday
The weather for the past few days has
been just like spring and is greatly enjoyed, although a little muddy.
Established 1886.
W. Ferguson, the watchmaker, who
has been in town for a few weeks, will
leave tomorrow for Bridge river.
E. 0. Delong expects shortly to visit
the coast again and may probably dispose of his blacksmith business here.
The youngest child of Mr. and Mrs J.
Arthur which has been unwell for the
past week is not improving very fast.
W. F. Gibson and Charles Noel left
this morning for Vancouver via Lytton
by special conveyance. They will spend
a few days enjoying city life.
Word received from D. J. Kennedy
who was called east a few weeks ago, on
account of the illness of his wife, states
that she is still very low but improving
VV. J. Abercrombie, the butcher, returned from Vancouver last Monday,
after an absence of several weeks,. He
has commenced work again and Is making up for lost time.
Mrs. G. T. Robb who has been pn the
si"k list for the past ten days wiy leave
on tomorrows stage for Ashcroft and will
then proceed to Vancouver where she
will visit relations until well again.
A very pleasant surprise party took
place at Arthur Noel's resedence Thursday evening. A few friends gathered
together and spent a very plea_ant evening. Mr. and Miss Noel entertaining
the guests in royal style.
■ "1       i
—FOR—               i
.    !
|2.00 A YEAR.
JOB WORK.                !
i  • '
Mclennan, mcfeelu Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.    'Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supjjlif
IRailroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supjpli*
Agents for The Giant Powder Co.. San Francisco.
Paul Santini
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Go*]
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
ca-___Nr___3>__ij   _>_:__:R/a__:___>r
Miners Supplies.
lilliXiOOET, 33. C.
Branch Store at Bridge River where!
full stock of General Merchandise and Ml
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, Bj
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a special
_____ op-
THE ASHCROFT BRANCH is the most convenient Bank fnr I Nln_»r *
places in the Cariboo district. Money received o_,deppait.lS__SliW_SJ___S___
in any part of Canada, Great Britain and the United States. collection*
Gold Dtt_t and Amalgam F*urcti__«d.


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