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THE   PROSPECTOR.
Vol. 3, No. 2.
LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JULY 20, 1900
$2.00 a year.
A special general meet ing of the Biidgt
River and Lillooet Gold Mining Co-, wil-
I e held at Vancouver on A must 31. A
similar Jweeting of the Bridge R.v t
Mining Co., will be held at tlie sauie
city on the same date.
Dr. F. S. Reynolds of Ashcroft, president of the Anderson Lake Mining and
Milling Co., operating on Mc<iillivray
creek, the claims formerly known as the
Brett Broh' proieny spe.it a few days in
Lillooet this week being on business in
connection with I heir mine. While
here he succeeded in disposing of 6.000 or
7,000 shares of treasury stuck at
Urcts, the stock being taken ly business men of th* place in lots of 50 > to
1,000. Although this does not represent
a very large sale or a big amount ol
money, it goes far to show Ihe opinion
in wMch the property is held when ve
remember that the buyers were mostly
men of very limited means yet willing
to put what little spare cash they had
into it and ail being men who aie thoroughly acquainted wilh the nature of
the property.
The following a pears in the July
number of ihe British Columbia Mining
Record.—Lillooet is making a spleiidit'
showing of late in quartz development.
Cayoosh Cnek will soon have a 50 ton
cyanide plant at work and it is hoped
will bo successful. There are good properties on this creek despite tbe failure
of tbe much-boomed Golden Cac'.< .
Bridge River shows up weli aud ».:
arrastras proving, as was doue last year,
that there is rock free-milling and running $100 or more to the ton, what may
we not expect with develoyment. From
80 tons of rock $8,000 was taken out of
the Lorne mine with an arrastra. The
Bend'Or mined and milled $24,000 in
some three mouths last season and expect to ao much better this year. Probably the Brett property on McGillivray
Creek, on which a 20 stamp mill i-
nearly completed, is atti acting more
attention than any other at
present. A ten-foot ledge, said
to give a very high average value
and fairly well developed, has been reported on very favourably by Lane and
Hay ward, experts, and a sal, is being
negotiated at a large figure.
two dit lies to be built, one of about
thiee miles and aio'hfrof abi-nt four
m lea in length. A 24 inch pipe lire is to
be laid covering the entire distance. A
sawn i I and electric plmtwi.lbe instated. Yet wih all tl.e r great amount
of work to he do ie it is Mr. Brown's ii •
ten ion to have everything in readiness
next sprinir ior a full seasons work. At
present on v a mall f<>r<:e ii employed
but after certain legal formali ie* a e
.one through with, which will require
some title timi, it ia the inten on-if Mi.
Brown to employ a large force of mei.
The enterprise will be watched with
much interest, as its suc< ess will mean
very much for the district, and Li loon
is to be complimented on having such
an enterprising and business like man
as Mr. Brown. Mr. Brown will shortly
be followed by his family and they wi I
take up their residence in this vicinity
for some lime at least.
Cariboo Clean-Up.
Horse Shoe Bend.
Mr. W. W. Brown of Newark, N.J., returned to Lillooet on the 9th inst. Mr.
Brown spent several weeks, in the early
part of the season prospecting a hydraulic claim on the Horse Shoe Bend
of Bridge River in the interest of an
eastern company. Having made a thorough test of the property, he weut East Jin
May to confer with his company who
pronounced the result very satisfactory.
Mr. Brown proceeded to Horse Shoe
Bend on the 10th inst, and on his arrival found his foreman Mr. Jenson had
considerable work well under way having 200 feetof heavy nitch completed and
600 feet more partly constructed, the
same work is being pushed along with
pleasing a success. A large amount of
preliminary work has to be done before
mining can be commenced as there are
One hundred and thirty-five thousand
two hundred and seventy-rive dollars in
one solid chunk of gold came down from
the Cariboo Mine this week and well
has Superintendent J. B. Hobson kept
his promise to make an output this year
that would rejoice the hearts of the
stock holders in this big mine.
This great cone of gold was brought
down as above sta'ed this week, James
Bain in charge and by Parker's Express.
It was, by the kindness of those in
charge, on exhibition at the Dominion
Express office for an hour or two, and
was shipped on to Toronto the same
i_ht of its arrival. It is the largest
single brick or cone of gold ever moulded at a mine.
This output is the result of 62 days
run and it is expected by the management that there will be two more good
shipments yet this season. Each will
be large and the total output will be
very likelv for this season between
$300,000 and $400,000. It means much
for Cariboo and we hope to see a revival
of interest in hydraulicing in this section of the country.
There is gold in Cariboo in vast quantities; extracting it rt quires capital,
time and experience. We trust that
from this date on there will be a decided improvement in business conditions here, dependent as it largely is on
the successful exploitation oi its mines.
Too much credit cannot be given to Mr.
J. B. Hobson for his firm, unyeilding
and far-seeing judgment in bis long
service in opening up and making this
greatest of all placer mines, Tlie Cariboo, a success and a dividend payer.—
Ashcroft Journal.
Notice of Dissolution.
Notice is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore subsisting between us, the undermentioned Collum and Delong. aa Hotel
Keepers and Ferry Boat Proprietors at Sucker
Creek, Lillooet district, hag this day been dissolved by mutual consent. The above business
will in future be carried on by John Collum
and David Coughlin under the style of Collum
and Coughlin and all claims against the said
Arm of Collum and Delong, are to be presented
to the said Collum and Coughlin by whom the
same will be settled.
Dated at Sucker Creek this 9th day of July,
A. D   1900
COLLUM & DELONG,
Witness: JOHN COLLUM.
SAMUEL GIBBS, L. O. DELONG,
Notary. DAVID COUGHLIN.
OPENING OF PARLIAHENT.
Special to The Prospector:
Victoria, July 19th. -
Queens weather mar ked the opening of
the Legislature by the governor this
ifternoon. The staff was increased by
the add Hon of the officers of the Chilean warthip now here. Theie was the
usual ceremony. The speech regretted
the wars in Africa and China and congratulated Canada on loyalty to Mether-
land.
Pleasure was expressed that the Prov-
vince was fairly prosperous, notwithstanding the wave of depression.
Metalliferous mining resuming normal
condition of activity and largely increased output expected. Coal mining
prosperous, output reaching preceeding
ye*rs.
Lumber-active and foreign demand
growing. Agriculture making progress,
prospect much development. Fisheries
last year, successful. Too early to judge
this year.
It was intention lo make strong representations against large influx of Japanese. Roads aie promised, sites have
been arranged for manufacturing pulp.
Commission will be appointed to enquire
into the working of the mining act and
condition of water rights. A tonnage
tax of five cents will be placed on coal.
By this the Pr-ivner will be obliged to
pay $35,000 .'iluually. Agent general
office in London will be placed on a
satisfactory basis.
Booth waa appointed speaker,
Cassiar ballot boxes were received last
night. Bella Coola officer spoiled ten
ballots which iu the recount tod iv were
rejected. Irving applied today for injunction to restrain Clifford and Staples
from taking their teats, which wa<-
granted.
Mrs. N. Heath has been ill this week.
Mrs. L. G. Burns has been on tbe sick
list for the past few days, but is now-
improving.
Divine Services will be held in the
Methodist church next Sunday at 7.30
p.m. Sunday S diool in the afternoon
at2o'clock.   J. N. Wright, pastor.
Quite an excitement was caused last
night by the sounding of tl.e fire alarm.
The bucket brigade turned out iu full
force and ran to tbe residence of Major
Burnet. It was a false alarm, however, the fire being a small bonfire in
the back \ ard.
E. M-;Carty, a gentleman of spurious
habits, much leisure aud given lo soft
spots toward dusky babies, is now a
guest at the Government House for
failing to dig up fifteen dollars being the
price of fifteen minutes privilege of baby
nursing.	
A meeting of the land owners on the
suburban flats is to be called shortly to
discuss the way and means of supplying
water for irrigation and other purposes.
As the different parties interested are a
lively go ahead lot of men, there is no
doubt of their success, and a tract of
nearly 100 acres of land, now little more
than a desert, will be converted into
verdant fields, gardens, orchards and
homes. There ia every possibility of
making this one of the nicest plots of
ground in tbe district.
London, Ju'y 13 —Though there does
not appear to lie at this hour any juf-
tificaion for the statement that officia'
onfirmation has I een received here of
the massacre of the International Colony at Pekin, it is hardly doubted that
such confirmation will be the outcome
of tbe present suspense. The report
<ent out to-day by a news agency of this
city, saying the official message bad bee
received in London that all the foreigners in Pekin were murdered on July 6
■vaB said to have originated at the Jap-
inese Legation, but inquiry there failed
to confirm this. Official circles regard
the statement as being merely a chance
of date. Inquiries indicated that none of
the Embassies and ministers had anything fresh corrobrative of the story.
Lord Salisbury presided at a lengthy
meeting this afternoon, at which, it is
understood, important decision in regard to China were reached and that already instructions have been sent to
Simla to prepare another decision, consisting of four British and tour Indian
regiments, with tbeir complements of
artillery for service in China.
London July 13.—The Singapore correspondent of the Express says: Two
Japanese re-ent ly made an attempt to
murder Kang Yu Wei, the exiled leader
of the Chinese reform party, who is
here under British protection. Kang
Yu Wei is always accompanied by four
Sikh guards, and these foiled tne attempt and arrested the assassin, but
their master was badly wounded. There
has been many attempts to murder Kang
Yu Wei by persons, in order to gain the
price set upon his head by tlie Chinese.
Chicago, III., July 13.—Aspecial to tbe
Record from San Francisco says: "Orders have come for the camps at the
Presidio to be put in order for five thousand men.
A pack of one hundred mules will be
shipped to Seattle to-day for transportation to China. The quartermaster's
department is also buying a large number of cavalry horses."
THE   WAR   IN   AFRICA.
London, July 13.—Lord Roberts' despatch reporting still another unfortunate occurrence, throws a serious light
upon the state ot affairs in South Africa.
There has been some comment regarding the virtual absence of progress by
the immense army under command of
Lord Roberts, but few could have been
found to believe that tbe scattered Boers
were able to inflict such a defeat so near
Pretoria.
Instead of the surrender of all of the
remaining Boers being imminent, as
recent telegrams had hinted, it seems
that they have been making an attempt
to surround or recapture Pretoria, with
so much success that in the region
which was supposed to be pacified and
in which no attack was expected, they
succeeded in inflicting a serious defeat
and capturing two guns and some 200
men. It is evident that General Botha
has a considerable force, seeing that he
is able to press Lord Roberts' line at
lialf a dozen   points  around  Pretoria,
fr >m the springs to the south east of
the city, nor hward to Middleburg and
Durdepoort and thence southard to
Nitrals Nek and Krngersdorp.
Lord Roberts omits to give Hie name
of the commander concerned, giving rise
to the belief that worse remains to be
told. Ev< n if the mishap be not more
grave than his information implies at
present, it proves that the situation is
still serious and there is no possibility
of any troops being spared from Soath
Africa for China, but on the contrary
that it will take a long time to clear the
country of the Boers.
News has reached London that Lord
Roberts has been suffering from a
serious bowel complaint and that Ladv
Roberts was hurriedly summoned from
Bioemfontein. Lord Roberts though
now better, is still weak.
London, July 12.—Lord   Roberts' re
ports to the War Office,   under date of
Pretoria, July 12th, are as follows:
"The enemy having failed in their
attack upon our right rear, as mentioned in my telegram of July 9th,
made a determined attack upon our
right flank yesterday and I regret to say
succeeded in capturing Nitrals Nek
which was garrisoned by a squadron of
the Scots Grevs with two guns of a
battery of the Royal Artillery, and five
companies of tbe Lincolnshire Regiment. The enemy attacked in superior
numbers at dawn, and seizing the hill
commanding the Nek brought heavy
gun fire to bear upon the small garrison.
Nitrals Nek is about 18 miles from here
near where the road crosses the Crocodile River. It was held by us in order
to maintain road and telegraphic com*
munication with Rustenburg.
Tlie fighting lasted more or less
through the day, and immediately on
receiving information early this morning
of the enemys strength, I despatched
reinforcement? from here under Colonel
Godfrey of the King's Own Scottish
Borderers. Before, however, they reached the spot the garrison had been overpowered and the guns and the greater
portion of the Scots Greys had been
captured owing to the horses being shot,
and also about 90 men of the Lincoln
Regiment.
A list of casualties has not b_«n received, but I fear tbey are heavy.
Simultaneously an attack was made
on our outposts near Durdepoort north
of the town, in which the seventh Dragoons were engaged. The regiment was
handled with considerable skill by Lieutenant-Colonel Low, and kept the enemy
in check until they retired on their supports and would probably have suffered
but slight loss had not our troops mistaken some Boers in the bushes for our
own men.
General Smith-Dorrien had a successful engagement with the enemy yesterday near Krugeridorp, and inflicted
heavy loss on them.
General Buller reports that the Boers,
who were destroying his line of railway
nearPaardekraal, were driven off yesterday after a short action.
Pretoria, July 13.—Colonel Mahan,
reinforced by General French's Brigade,
yesterday took all the positions held by
the Brers in the neighborhood of
Rietfontein. A number of Boer dead
were found. The British casualties were
trifling. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JULY 20,  1900
THE PROSPECTOR.
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KIC. A. FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
FRIDAY, JULY 20. 1900.
THE FRASER BIVER DIFFICULTY.
Vancouver Independent.
Trouble that has long been anticipated by those who have been watching the
current  of events,  has broken   out  on
the Fraser River, due to the  unnatural
influx of   Oriental labor and the   consequent shutting out of the white man,  to
a very large extent, Irom the   honorable
employment he has been engaged in  for
so many years, that of salmon  fishing.
Heretofore    everything     went    along
smoothly, employer and employeed were
as a   rule satisfied,   the   one   amassing
large   wealth, and the other   making   a
somewhat comfortable living.   Life went
along very well   until   a most undesirable class landed   upon our shores— we
refer now to the Japanese—and   practically took the bread   out of the   mouths
of the people of our own race.     We say
we refer   now  to Japanese   because   it
would seem to be hopeless under  existing conditions to get rid of the Chinese
incubus that long has been, and is now, a
blight upon   this province   of   splendid
possibilities     The speech delivered in
tbe House of Commons upon Chinese
immigration betray an ignorance of this
subject that is positively appalling   anyone reading   them from Hansard, could
easily imagine    himself   at  a   Sunday
school     frolic       where        well-mentioned  old     lady   philantrophiets  and
giddy   young girls who   ought to be   in
better  company, for  their own   sakes,
show kindnesses  upon the   Mongolian
that he usually laughs at  and in  some
cases takes advantage of.   The awakening will come to  the East   onlv   when
they know these Asiatics as we do.   And
the  Japanese are more dangerous,  because more clever.   They quickly assimilate with the country, go to chun h, don
our dress and   iu a short   time seem   to
the manor   born.    They are   bright   in
their knai k of pulling the woo) over the
eyes of those dear, good   people who are
never happy unless they have a mi&i-ion
the   world,   forgetful  ail the   while   of
those of their owr. flesh and blood   who
are wandering in the desert of unbelief
or whose hearthstones are cold  because
of the  lack of   natural   warmth.     It is
such  namby-pamby ism as this that induces, to a  very   large extent,   the ill-
under which our people on the  Pacific
coast suffer.     It would perhaps not   be
exaggtration to say   that in a longer  or
shorter period, if this'wholesale immigration is permitted to go on, the Canadian laborer along lines that the Chinese
and  Japanese  take  up might as  well
shake the soil of British Columbia off its
feet and go some where else, where he is
not obliged   to   struggle   bard   against
cheap   iabor such  as is to be found   nowhere else in   the Anglo S.txon country.
We are a small people, we do not   seem
to be growing at tbe ratio we ought, and
the  task of  building up a great   nation
under the folds of the Old Flag might :<s
well be given  up if shipload after   shipload of almond-eyed Chinamen aud half-
grown Japanese  are to be permitted  to
take tbe places designed by Nature   for
the children of our own household.  The
situation of the Fraser   is graving   serious, but   it is jiiBt a little late in   the
day for our countrymen  to take "backwater" from the scouringa of the Orient
and give  up   their birthright   to   ti ese
interlopers, who spend as little money i.e
they  possibly   can in the   country   and
take all tbey can accumulate away with
litem after hying here a lew years. With
such people as citizens, how long would
the Dominion hold together? The talk
that we get from theEast about Bowing
tbe seeds of loving kindness among our
brother men, and all that kind of thing,
is nauseating the people who know the
facte.
Plot to Assassinate JlcKinley.
New York, July 11.—Tha World says:
A plot to assassinate President McKin-
ley has been frustrated. It was concocted by Spanish and Cuban conspirators who had headquarters iu New-
York. One ot the plotters weakened
and sent a warning letter to the Republican national committee The letter
was placed in tbe bands of secretary-
Charles Dick, wbo referred it to chairman OJell of the New York committee
for investigation. Chairman Odell engaged a detective, who speedily verified
certain allegations made in the warning
letter. Thereupon Mr. Odell reported
to Mr. Dick, who laid tbe facts before
chairman Mark Hanna. Mr. Odell't-
report spread great alarm among the
president's close advisers. Mr. Odell
made it plain that he regarded the plot
as a matter of the utmost seriousness
and urged that extreme precautions be
taken to keep the president out o!
harm's reach. Messrs. Dick and Hanna
had tbe matter before the president before he left for Canton. They instructed Mr. Odeil to continue his investiga
t on and caused him to work with tbe
utmost secrecy. To a World reporter
last night Mr. Odell admitted that he
and other members of the national
committee had discovered a plot to
assassinate the president. "Yes, it is
true," he said, "but I regret exceedingly tbe matter has become public." He
was extremely anxious that no reference whatever should be made to tht
matter. Special detectives are guarding
tbe president in Canton.
The rfoboken Fire.
New York, Juiy 11.—Great pumps
were worked in the Saale to-day, and by
2 20 o'clock the vessel was floated.
The ship was in nine or ten feet of
mud, and when she finally freed herself
from this bed she seemed to jump fully
two feet out of the water. Tugs undertook to swing the stern of the Saale
around toward the middle of the bay.
A mud bank on her starboard side resisted, and after an hour's tugging tin
attempt was abandoned. Tne ship wil -
probably hwe to be towed ont backwards over the course she came in.
Up to to-night 100 bodies of victims
have been recovered and t8 more known
to be on the S.tale have been located,
but not taken out. Thia makes 158
bodies recovered from this ship, the
river and the bay. One other body was
found off Roekt.way, making the total
thus for 169.
Two Hatches Made.
New York. July 10.—Two heavyweight boxing matches betweeu first-
class pugilists were arranged today, to
take place befoie the repeal of the
Horton law, which goes into effect the
1st of September. The first match wil>
be on August 10, between Bob Fitzsimmons and Gus Ruhlin, who recently-
defeated Sharkey, and tbe s- cond wili
be between Fitzsimmons and Tom
S.iarkey, on or aoout August 25.
B. C. Salmon Exports.
Victoria, July 11.—Seven vessels with
a capacity of 414,000 cases have been
chartered to carry the salmon of the
salmon canneries to European markets.
Last year there were nine vessels wilh
a capacity of 500,0.0 'jaaes. This is an
off year for salmon, and besides the
pack has been curtailed by the btrike of
tbe fisherman.
Commercial
Hotel,
Rates $2 and $2.50 per day
New, modern and first-class. Rooms all
steam heated. Cuisine and table service
unsurpassed.
COR  HASTINUS AND CAMB1E STS.
Vancouver, B.C.
HAYWOOD A PRESCOTT,
Free Bus. Proprietors.
Canadian
Pacific
" IMPERIAL
LIMITED."
Daily Tourist Cars
To ST. PAUL
Tuesdays and Saturdays
To TORONTO
Thursdays to
MONTREAL and BOSTON
Trains pass Lytton as follows:
Kast Bound, * West Bound
19 28 Imperial Limited (i 17
10 29 Kamloops Local 11 55
Pamphlets furnished free.
K. J. COYLE, THOS. CLARK,
A. (i. A. P., Agent,
Vancouver, B. C. Lytlon, B.C.
J. O'Sullivan,
Assayer,
P. O. Box 115.
Richards St.
Vancouver B. C.
SEATON LAKE
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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.
When a woman has a secret to tell
another, it always makes her mad to
discover that the other knew it first.
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Fred. H. Nelson, Proprietor.
Sample Rooms for Commercial Travellers. Livery Stable in Connection.
Bus meets steamboat for guests to and from Anderson Lake
and Bridge River points.
Hotel Victoria,
LILLOOET, IB. G
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished througho.tt is the only first
class hotel in Lihooet. Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with the hotel. Headquarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
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Proprietor.
BXCELSIOB    HOUSE,
lE^-A-SIESIK.   &  BELL,   PBOPS.
LILLOOET, - - - -
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars. —
B.C.
LYTTON STAGE LINE.
Stage leaves Lytton every Tuesday and Saturday morning for Lillooet, returning next day.    Special trips made.
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
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week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
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The English Language.
We'll  begin with a  box, ami  tne plural   is
boxes,
lint  the plural of oxen should be oxen,  not.
oxoa;
Then 6>ie fowl is goose, Imt two arc  called
geese,
Yet tlie   pi 11 th I  of in owe  should   never  be
mease:
Vou ni«>-lind a  lonu mouse, or a whole  nest
of mice,
Hut the  plural of house is houses, not   hice;
If  the plural  of man   is aliViiyK i_lle I   men.
Why  shouldn't   the plural of pan be called
pen?
The cow   in   the    idural    may be cows  or
kino,
But a cow if   repeated is   never called   kine,
And   the  plural   of vow is vows,   not   vine,
And  if I speak of a  foot and   you show   me
your feet-
And 1 give you a boot, would n pair be called
beef?
If one is a tooth and whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't tbe plural of both   be  called
beech?
If  the    singular's this    and the   plural   is
tbepe,
Should   the   plural  of  kiss  be   nicknamed
keese?
Then one  maybe   that and three would  be
those,
Vet hut in a plural would never be hose
And the plural of cai is cats, not cose,
We speak of a brother and also of brethern,
Hut though we may-say mother we never say
methren;
Then  masculine   pronouns  are he, his  and
him,
But imagine   the feminine,  she,  shis  and
shim.
So  the  Knglish, 1 think, you all will  agree,
Is  the  most   wonderful language  you  ever
did see.
—Penny '-Pictorial Magazine.
"No, bir."
"What did yon do then?"
■' A'ent to the Pig and Wnistle."
"Well—iliwv?"
"Tlicre I eeeM another man."
j    ''What did he do?"
"lie gav« me $15, and said I was to
vote for —."
"And did you vole?"
"No, sir."
"What did vou do then?"
"I went to the Red Lion.''
''•Vnd then'?"
"There 1 siee'd a man, too."
"And did be (five yen $1, and tell you
o vote lor Mr. ?"
"He did so."
"And (lid \ou? '
"No, sir.""
"Why here, on your own admission,
vou have obia ncd $1") to vote lor one of
the candidal*s; din you vole at all?"
"No, sir."
"Why not?"
"Because 1 ain't pot no vote; it's my
father. George Jones, wlio'a an
elector."
NOTICE.
Insane Gold Seekers.
One of the most remarkable features
of the Amur's voyage from Skagway lay
in the fact that no less than seven crazy
people, six men and one women, were
among the passenpeiR. Fur the accomodation of these unfortunates, apartments constructed of woooen flats were
erected on the starboard deck aft. I
was found necessary to co: line them in
this way, as several of them were violent
cases, and all required constant care ami
attention. One of the male patients
called "Joe," tried to throw himself
into the sea, and lie lady patient also
made an effort, but both were prevented
from doing so by the redcoats aboard.
It was the soldiers, also, who leieared
the men, when they were i'O be taken
ashore, and who accompanied 'them in
carriages to the street car, and thence to
New Westminster, where I hoy wen
taken for confinement in the provincial
asylum. Three of Ihe cases weie eo
violent that they had to be fettered in
irons as a precaution against injury to
themselves and their guardians.
An especially sad case among these
afflicted ones was that of Dr. Hewitt
Belmore, a medical man, who it teem*
went to the Yukon about a year ago,
and since then, aud until a couple of
months ago, was practicing his profession in Dawson. There were some on
tbe boat who had known and spoken
to him there, only a short while back,
before the affliction came which deprived him of his reason.
Another case was that of Edward
llerrick, an old soldier, who had served
in the British army. Allured to the gold
fields, as others by visions of wealth
it promised, be apparently met wilh reverses and hardships which deprived
him of his reason.
Gathered from the soldiers the history
of these cases seemed to be about as
follows: Isolation iu the hills, bitter
disappointment, lonely brooding, and
then the map in the mentality, which
sent them raving into (he town, to be
cared for in the gnaid-lioute of the
force.
How He Votes.
The following i6 an unreported incident befo'e one of the commissioners
appointed to inquire into a certain
election petition*.—
"What is your name?"
"George Joues."
"Well, what do you know of this!"
"On the day of the election I went to
the Spotted Dog."
"What did you there!"
"I see'd a man."
"Well what did he do?"
"He gave me $5 and said as how I
was to vote for ."
"Well, did you vote for Mr, ?"
Saved His Honor.
"Vat ees eet Jean?"
Monsieur, ze doctaiie comes today to
vaccinate monsieur."
"Nevaire! I vill die first! Eet ees degrading! Eet ees an insult!"
"Bui, monsieur, eet ets also   ze law."
S.iamefui! flow can 1 euffaire a heast
ofdoctaire wi bees brutal weapone lo
atab me—me, ze Count de Moo.ealonge?
Nevaire!"
"Bui eet ees ze law, monsieur "
"i'orfiiiious law! Ah, I have eet I I
have eet now! Beautiful! Listen! You
wid prepaire ze .words!"
"Ze swords, monsieui ?"
"Prepaire ze swords. On ze point ol
utie sword, monsieur, z' dociaire will
rub his vaccinate mattaire. See? Zen
he will d ff.iire from me on a question. I
will feel ineul'ed. I will challenge ze
dociaire. He will accept, naming swords
ae ze weapons. We will fight at once,
and here ze dociaire takes ze sword.
See? 0 e, two, three! Ze doctor picks
me slightly in ze arm. Ha, ha! Honor
is satisfie 1! 1 am vaccinate 1' —Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Enthusiasts in Chicago were so keen
to show that city of wind and pork had
two million inhabitants at tne date oi
tbe recent census, that they formed an
association familiarly known as tbe
' Two Million or Bust" League. They
irigathered within the city for census
day large numbers of country folk, "by
offering them special inducements and
even hired high-priced physicians, in
some case.-1, to prevent the very sick
from dying before census day. Yet
Chica.o af er all fell short of its two
million by 157,000 souls. The League is
"bust." '	
Family Resemblance.
A yoHng gentleman took his little
sister with him while calling the other
evening at a house wnere he is a regular
visitor. The little girl made herself
quite at home and sihowed great f.md-
ness for one of the young ladies, hugging
her heartily.
"How very affectionate she is," said
the lady of the house.
"Ye-; so like her brother," responded
the young lady unthinkingly.—Buffalo
Conner.
Notice is hereby given that application will
be made by the Vancouver Northern and
Yukon Railway Company lo Die Legislative
Assembly of the Province of British Columbia
at its next session for an act extending the
time within which the company may complete
its undertaking, and confirming and extending
the powers to the company therein, and enabling the said company to extend its line of
railway from some point at or near the city of
Vaneou er or some other convenient point
on the shore of Burrard Inlet, to some
point on the north or south side of the
Fraser river at or near the City of
New Westminster, und changing the name of
the company by inserting the Word •■ Westminster " after the word '• Vancouver " and
conferring such other powers as may be necessary to fully and completely execute,
carry on and operate the said undertaking.
Dated this 7th day of May, A.T). 1900.
HcPHILLrPS & WILLIAMS,
Solicitors for Applicants.
MINERAL ACT, 1896.
[Form F.]
CERTIFICATE OF IMP MOVEMENTS.
NOTICE.
Monarch and Welland Vale mineral claims
situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of
Lillooet District, located on the left bank of
Cayoosh Creek, near Ample mineral claim.
Take notice that I, Geo, T. Rives, agent for the
Toronto-Lillooet Hold Reefs Company, Limited,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 20,5ofiB, intend,
sixty davs 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 claims. And further take
notice that action, under section 37, must be
eommeneed before the issuance of sueli Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 11th day of May, 1900.
CEO. T. RIVES,
co. _E3_. JL_dJrO_fcLi,_L,,__?.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery; Soaps,
FancY Goods, Tobacco, etc
CANDIES, FRUITS, NUT.®
LILLOOET. B. C
A. U3f-FORD,
OPTICIAN.
VANCOUVER, - - - - B. C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamond!*, Jewelry and Optical goods. Our repair department is unexcelled for line work.
Leive your orders with the postmaster
who will have it attended to as well as if
you came personally.
LYTTON".
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 186U.
POST  OFFICE   STOIRIE.
R.F.Anderson &Co
NEV" VVESTMINSTER, B. (,'.
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Russel Wire Fencing.
General flerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
FORWARDING AGENTS.
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A book to be
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Order at once. Send for our new special illustrated catalogue mailed free. Gives you the lowest prices on all good books. Address all orders to
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THE WM. HAMILTON MANUFACTURING GO. Limited.
MINING
MACHINERY.
PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO.
GA.2>TAJDA~
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Mininq Properties
Hand.ed
Properties Bondeo
Vancouver
B.C
CARIBOO & LILLOOET
STAGE TRAVEL.
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All points in Cariboo—Monday and Friday.
LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and Friday.
Forks of Quesnelle and way points—Monday.
Through and return tickets at'redueed rates.    Special conveyances furnished.
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY
Head Office:   ASHCROFT. B. C.
Don't Forget the Ashcroft Tailor
WHEN YOU WANT A NEW SUIT.
I have just received direct from Scotland the best selection of Tweeds, Worsteds, Serges,
Panting* iu the Interior.   Satisfaction guaranteed.-.
THOMAS McCOSH, Merchant Tailor, Ashcroft, B. C.
Canadian Pacific Navigation Company.
Cn_  _il___r_ Steamers for Skagway and Alaska points leave Victoria every Wednesday
rUi   HldoKd.   evening and Vancouver every Thursday at 1 p.m.
Steamers for H. V. Northern Points leave Victoria and Vancouver weekly.   Regular steamers
for all British Columbia points.   Particulars on application. C. S. BAXTER, G. P. A.
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.
VANCOUVER, B. 0
WIiV_.  TXJ-.li/LXXjTGJST   PBOP
BAILEY
* HOTEL.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
ATTON,
B. C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice   Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room   free.
J B CHERRY,
A. B. TBIN. COLL., DVBLIN.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, NOTARY PUBLIC
Lillooet, B. C
HALF-WAY HOUSE.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLIVRAY    Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.    Stable in connection.
SAriUEL GIBBS,
Notary Public, Accountant arid
Mining  Broker,
Reports on Mining Properties.
LILLOOET Mid BRIDGE RIVER. B. C
LICENSED   CONVEYANCES.      . THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JULY 20,  1900
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5       LOCAL NEWS       ©
fibi6i0i3^ioioic^i@iOiOfdS
Mr. George Ward came up from Ashcroft last Friday.
Alex. McLeod came in from the Black
Water country last Saturday
Dr. Sanson arrived from Clinton Monday after a few days' absence.
Mr. Arthur Noel returned from Vancouver Wednesaay morning.
Tommy Spelman and Bertie Phair are
enjoying camp life at Seaton Lake.
Wm. Abrecrouibie was in Pavilion thie
week getting cattle for the Bulger meat
market.
Mrs. Harry Brett and son, Freddie,
are visiting Mrs. T. S. Brett at McGillivray creek.
M.Damond of Ashcroft spent a couple
of days in Lillooet this week looking
after his business here.
The Clinton races will take place this
year on Oct. 11 th and 12th. Programs
are to be issued shortly.
A. W. Smith left for Victoria to be on
hand for legislative duties when the
house or ens on the 19tli.
Geo. D. Bell left on Wednesday for a
week's outing in the Bridge river and
McGillivray creek country.
Joe Russell, Louie Manderville and
Tom Mozette left for Bridge River Tuesday where they will do some nork on
their claims.
Mr. John Hawley, of the Torontt-
Lillooet Gold Reefs Co , and J. D. Chaplin left for Vancouver Wednesday by the
Lytton stage.
E 0. Delong arrived in town last week
having sold his interest in the Royal
Hotel at Sucker Creek. Dave Coughlin
was the purchaser.
John Long, oi Pemberton Meadows
arrived in town Monday evening, and
left Tuesday for Kamloops Provincial
Home via Ashcroft,
W. D. Snyder who has been in the
employ of the Anuersou Luke Mining
and Milling Co., left on Wednesday's
stage for Vancouver.
Captain D. J. L inamore ol California
who has been engaged in mining
matters on Bridge river since eirl>
spring spent a few days in town this
week and left on Tueadaj's stagw for
Ashcoft.        	
Messrs. Duguid & Miller, who are
working on the new Seaton Lake steam
boat expect to have it linished in a f< w
weeks time. The boat ie 5") feet lo. g
and when finished will accommodate
people travelling up and down Seaton
Lake.
A reply is being anxiously awaited in
response of a petition forwarded to tht
postal department for pn increased mail
service between Lillooet and Cadwallader. It is to be hoped that the authorities will act in the matter without fur-
tiier delay as owing to the amount oi
business being done in that country and
the number of people actually living
there the necessity is very urgent.
James   Brett   is   prospecting   in   the
Mount Baker district.
J. H. Anthony of Lytton paid Lillooet
a flying visit last Saturday.
Mr. L. A. Nelson   of  Colville   is the
guest of his brother, Mr. F. H. Nelson.
Some 6ne trout catches have
made in the creek lately l>\ our
sports. 	
been
local
Dr. F. S. Reynolds was in town a few
days this week and left for the coast on
Monday.
Rev. Mr. Wright will conduct services
in the Methodist Church next Sunday
evening the 25th.
The Pioneer Hotel bus which runs
to and from the steamboat is a very decided convenience.
Mr. John W. Bain of Penn., is visiting Mr. W.W. Brown at Horse Shoe
Eend, Bridge River.
The farmers are elated over the fine
weather, enabling them to save their
hay in good condition.
A. McDonald epent a few days last
week inspecting roads, trails, etc., on
the Pemberton Route.
The town looks quiet deserted al present as almost every available man is at
work in the mines or prospecting.
The baseball match between the Boston Bloomers and Kamloops Club ie-
sult in a victory for the latter by a scorv
ot 10 to 12.
Mr. T. G. Earle, of Lytton has been
appointed a member of the Provincial
Board of Horticulture for third Horticultural district.
Fred P. Wilson of Vancouver was in
Lillooet this week in the interests of
McLennan, McFeeley & Co., hardware
merchants of Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. S. VV. Johnson of Vancouver having epent a couple of montliB
in Lillooet rusticating, laft for their
home in Vancouver on the 14th.
Mrs. A. McDonald, Mrs. Ferguson,
Mrs. Young, Mre. Marshall and several
other ladies took an excursion up the
lake on the Minnehaha last Mondav.
Rev Mr. Wright and family late of
the Gaspe Quebec, arrived in town
Saturday 13th. Mr. Wright is to be
resident pastor of Methodist church at
Lillooet.
Wm. Cummiug jr.. who has been" at
tending the Vogal Commercial College,
Vancouver arrived home on Saturday.
He will remain in Lillooet some time
taking charge of his father's husineas.
Mr. Wm. Cumming, sr ,and wife intend
visiting the coast cities shortly.
Dissolution Notice.
Notice is hereby given  that the partnership
heretofore existing between James B. Uren and
John (i. Mitchell, carrying on- a general blacksmith business,  at Clinton and Lillooet, has
this day been dissolved by mutual consent.
Ail accounts against and all debts due said firm
will be settled by Stuart Henderson, Ashcroft.
JAMES B. UREN,
JOHN G. MITCHELL.
June 11th 1900.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
OF B.C., LTD.
Our SpeclaRiea:
INTERIOR
LA M0RENA
ICA-lVLXiOOnPS, 33 G.
Mark Dumond
• •
• •
HARDWARE
MERCHANT
Ashcroft and Lillooet.
4
A petition numerously signed by the
citizens of Lillooet has been forwarded
to the police department of Victoria,
asking that R. A. Hume be permanently
appointed police officer at Lillooet.
During the short time Mr. Hume has
been actin. as Special officer he has been
very efficient in keeping order in the
town a,nd snccesstul in abolishing
numerous abuses which the place has
been subject to in the past. Mr. Hume lithe right man in the right place and
while he pursues the course he hat-
taken he can depend on having the
support and respect of every law abiding citizen in Lillooet.
Mainland Cigar
FACTORY.
[F YOU WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
CIGAR ASK FOR THE
British Lion
or   Mainland
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.
WM. TIETJEN,
. Manvfactuhee.
123 Water Street. VANCOUVER, B C
JAS. B. UREN
GENERAL BLACKSMITHING
AND HORSESHOEING.
Lillooet, B.C.
Manufacturer of all kind of
MINEK'S SUPPLIES, PICKS, DRILLS, Etc.
None but Ihe best material used. Miners or
prospectors sending in orders will receive
prompt attention and satisfaction guaranteed.
The Hutton-Hughos episode nas been
completely swallowed up in the Transvaal war. Events have shown thai
both colonels can fi_lit Boers as cheerfully as they fnight each other ii
Ottawa. E ich fought to prevent the
other trom securing a command, but
failed, and both are now distinguishing
hemselves in the field.
t
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1895
Mclennan, mcfeelei & Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Ketail Hardware.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies.
Agents for The Giant Powder Co., San Francisco.
Paul Santini,
GENERAL MERCHANT, LILLOOET, B. C.
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry  Goods,   Boots  and   Shoes,,
Hardware, etc.
MINERS' OUTFITS A SPECIALTY.
This   Space  Reserved,
LILLOOET AND BRIDGE RIVER STORES.
J, DUNLOP.
GE2SrE_E^_A.Xj     _MZ_E_]_E^CH:A.3Sra?i
Miners Supplies.
3_IXjXjOO_53rT,  _3. C.
Branch Store at Bridge Eiver where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Min
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C
THE FEDERAL LIFE ASSURANCE
COMPANY.
Our guaranteed security plan is a popular and profitable policy to the assured.
It will p >y you to see our rales and different plans before taking out a policy.
WM. HOLDEN, Inspector, Vancouver. THOS. Mc.VDAM, Provincial Manager.
John Hawley
niNING BROKER.
V-A-ZtTCOTTV-ih-,    -  ' -    -    _3. Q
First class mining properties handled.
"STANLEY^AROiREWERY
F. F0UBERT, Proprietor.
Brewer and Bottler of
BIsTO-XjISHI A.IL.B
AJSTID STOUT
All goods    guaranteed.     Supplied     to  any part  of the
district at reasonable rates.
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P. O. BOX 234
VANCOUVER, B. C.

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