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Vol.*, No; 26.
$2.00 a year.
The Provincial House met at Victoria
The weather   has   taken   a   sudden
change, and enow is with u« once more.
Martley's freight team   arrived   last
night with a heavy load of merchandise.
A couple of new logging cam dr will he
started   near   Seaton  lake  during   the
' cod in,' week.
Rev. Archdeacon Small arrived from
The Grange, Wednesday evening, and
left for Lytton the following morning.
Fire Mountain mining properties are
once more claiming the attention of the
The old adobe building adjoining the
Excelsior House, was torn down this
week, to make room for a more commodious structure.
The Seaton lake sawmill has again
been compelled to close down on account
of the scarcity of logs. At present there
'is quite a demand for lumber.
Work on the Ample mine is booming,
and it will not be many months hefore
Cayoosh creek will be the scene of a
great mine in active operation.
Paul Santini will soon erect another
building on the east end of his store. A
few more men like Paul are needed in
the business interests of this town.
Messrs. Williams, W. Brett, Hodge,
McKivor, and A. Brett, started out for
the McGillivray creek mining camp yesterday morning. A few more will start
in a few days.
The letter from • Rev. J. E. Gardner,
read before the concert audience last
Tuesday evening, should be perused by
all having the slightest interest in Church
affairs. We produce it in another
At this time of the year a dancing
club could easily be formed in this town,
and regular weeklv dances held A club
oi this character would meet with great
favor, and could be maintained at slight
individual expense.
Quite a number of old-time Lillooet
men, now on the coast, will resume their
old avocations in these part? before the
expiration of many weeke, They have
found out that this old town is not such
a'had place after all.
Now that the Semlin government has
I been defeated, it will be interesting to
f listen to  the numerous aspirants  for
legislative honors.     From all accounts,
there will be no lack of candidates for
Lillooet district.
The steamer Minnehaha is still mak-
>ti» regular trips to the Mission and
' * *>toage.   A steamer on Anderson lake is
badly needed, and a small investment in
' this line woald be a great accommodation
t<> the traveling public, as well as profit
to tbe owner.
Santini's nail was the scene of an
impromptu dance, Monday evening,
given hv a few of Lillooet's young men.
Au enjoyable evening was spent by half
the population «f this town. We hear
that another social hop will shortly be
held at tbe same place.
Petty squabbles in small communities
receive more consideration and encouragement than necessary, the results of
which reflect credit on no one, and only
ends in social strife. When men quarrel
over some fancied grievance the lav
Court is the proper place to settle the
matter, and it should end there.
The prospects for the Bridge river district, at the present moment, are the
brightest of any free-milling camp in the
province. Two months from now will
see a decided change in our mining industry. Much interest iB being taken by
mining men on the coast, in the futue
development of Bridge river properties.
In the midst of a rich mining country
like this, it is a wonder that no one has
taken the trouble to make a collection of
specimens from the various mines surrounding. Should some enterprising
individual take this mattei in hand,
and properly make known bis purpose,
he would soon receive sufficient contributions from the various mines to make a
handsome cabinet display.
Work is being pushed as rapidly as
possible on the building now in course
of erection for Paul Santini and the proprietors of the Excelsior House. When
completed it will materially add to the
business appearance of the south side of
our main street. The structure will be
20x30 feet, and will be occupied jointly
by the builders, in their respective lines
of business.
Tbe mining men of this district will
soon have it in their power to choose a
candidate for the local House. They
want a man conversant with the many
pressing needs of Lillooet—a man of
their own stamp—one who will identify
himself with tbe mining progress of thiB
section of the province. Let him be the
choice of the mining man, and there is
little doubt the selection will be one iu
the best interests  of Lillooet district.
A case of assault came up before Judge
Phair, last Wednesday. The complainant, John Marshall, accused F.H. Kinder
of assaulting him with a cane while on
his way home last Monday night. Considerable interest was taken in the trial
proceedings, the Court room being
packed wi'h a curious throng. Mr.
Cherry conducted the case for the complainant, while the defendant sailed his
own legal craft in a manner quite unique
and, to some extent, original, with the
result that he was fined $15 and costs.
Our Assessment Roll.
Through the courtesy of Mr. Phair we
took a squint at the assessment roll of
Lillooet district for the current year.
The aggregate value of real property is
checked off at $829,610; personal property at $407,000. Taxes are levied on
18,157 acres of wild land. In the whole
district there are 148,653 acres held
under purchase and pre-emption.
A Bridge River Feast.
Christmas morning, on Bridge river,
was bright and warm; the snow had disappeared and very little ice remained.
At the Sucker creek hotel there was a
grand assembly of miners and prospectors. Rifle shooting, refreshments, cigars
and more refreshments occupied their
attention for some time, when the following excellent dinner was spread:
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Colmjm & Delong, Proprietors.
SOUPS—Oyster and Turtle.
Roast Beef ami Brown Gravy, Roast Pork and
Apple SOuue, Roast Chicken.
ENTREE—Oiblct Stew a la Hunter Jack.
Baked Potatoes and Green Peas, Cabbage.
English Plum and Brandy Sauce.
Mince, Apple, Lemon and Cream.
Old Port and Ward's Special.     Cherry Collum,
[own make]
The boys thoroughly enjoyed themselves and continued the festivities until
an early hour the following morning.
The above bill of fare was printed at the
oflice of the Sucker Creek Farmer, and
ia passably good for a scrub rag.
The Church Concert.
A most enjoyable entertainment was
held on Tuesday evening under the auspices of the Methodist Church. The
Church was comfortably filled, and all
seemed well pleased with the evening's
enjoyment. The programme consisted
of the following: songs by Mrs. Brett,
Mrs. Mil-er, Mrs. Reed; recitations by
Mr. J, 8. Bell and Flossie McKivor;
readings by Mrs. Gardner, Mr. Gibbs,
and Mr. Brandon; choruses by tbe
choir; instrumental solos by Miss Lottie
McKivor, Harriet Williams and Mrs.
Gardner; four phonograph selections
under the supervision of Mr. Arthur
Phair, the last three being particularly
enjoyable. All who took part in the
programme did so in the most capable
manner, and several participants received most hearty encores.
A collection, which amounted to over
$14, was taken up in aid of the parsonage fund, which is indebted to the extent
of $180. Mr. Gardner has already advanced half of this from his own resources, and stands responsible for the other
half. For this reason the people of
Lillooet cannot respond too heartily to
the call for subscriptions. Mr. Gardner
is at present physically incapable of attending to the matter himself, and it
would be an immense relief to him in
every way if thia debt were cancelled.
However, the following letter, read by
Mrs. Gardner during the entertainment,
speaks for itself:
Dear Friends—I am very sorry that I
am not able to be present and enjoy tbe
concert with you. I trust, however, that
you may have a very pleasant and profitable time. The collection tonight and
the subscriptions lately solicited are intended to help pay for tbe enlargement
of tbe parsonage, for the cost of which
I m responsible. Tbe cost was $180. Of
this amount I have paid $90 from money
which I borrowed. There are still $90
due which I have promised to pay this
month. We have already received subscriptions amounting to $57, so that
there is a large amount to raise yet, and
unless we can raise it I will have to pay
it myself. We will be pleased to have
the names of any who have not already
Thanking you for past kindnesses and
wishing you the compliments of the season, I am,
Yours sincerely,
J. E. Gardner.
MARRIED -On New Year's Day, at St. Mary's
Church, Lillooet, by the Ven. Archdeacon
Small, George T. Rives, Supt. Toronto-Lillooet
G. R. Co., to Minnie Elvyne third daughter of
Major Burnet, of Lillooet.
On New Year's morning a very pleasant event took place in town, being
the marriage of Col. Rives, Superintendent of the Toronto-Lillooet G.R.Co.,
to Miss Burnet daughter of Major Burnet, surveyor. The church was suitably
decorated for the occasion and Mrs. Phair
presided at the organ, and added to the
pleasure of the event very considerably.
The bride looked charming in a blue
gray tailor made traveling suit. After
the ceremony the guests adjourned to the
residence of the bride's father, where
refreshments were partaken of, and the
usual toasts drunk. The happy couple
will in future reside at the mines of
which Col. Rives ia superintendent.
London, Jan. 4. — General Gatacre
yesterday routea 3000 Boers who attacked a British outpost near Molteno.
The Boers fled in the direction of Stoom-
A Kimberly despatch says: The Boere
are concealing their 1 sses. Boshof is
full of wounded Boers, and tbete are
over 250 at Jacobsdad.
Belmont, Jan. 4—Col. Pilcher, with
whom there is a Canadian detachment,
has left Douglas, bringing away all
The latest despatch says that General
French has almost surrounded Colesberg
and will reduce it on the arrival of reinforcements now on the way from DeAar.
London, Jan. 4—There is no further
light thrown on the war situation this
morning. It is fully expected that there
will be a heavy battle on the Tugela
river in the course of a few days.
London, Jan. 3—A Modder river despatch says that the prisoners captured
by Col. Pilcher will not be treated as
prisoners of war, but as Cape Dutch
captured in open rebellion.
The announced actual occupation of
Colesberg was premature. Gen. French's
guns cover the town, however. He
Seems to be exercising great caution and
will take no unnecessary risks. He has
requested reinforcements before pushing
on to the Orange river.
Sterkstroom, Jan. 3—The Boers attacked Moltena this morning and a brisk
action is now in progress.
London, Jan. 3—It is reported at Durban that the German steamer Bunders-
rath waa captured by the British, having
on board 5 heavy guns, 50 tons of shells,
and 180 trained artillerymen.
London, Jan. 2—Col. Pilcher defeated
a hostile command at Sunny side laager
yesterday, capturing the laager and 40
prisoners, besides killed and wounded.
Our lose, two killed and three wounded.
Three hundred Queeuelanders and }00
Canadians were in the fight. The Boere
were strongly entrenched but were
caught napping, and British shells was
the first intimation they received of the
presence of the enemy. The position
was attacked on the right by mounted
infantry, artillery and Canadians, while
Col. Pilcher made a clever and successful movement with the Queenelanders
in another direction. Col. Pilcher is now
encamped at Dover Farm, 20 miles from
London, 2nd—The latest regarding
General French's victory iB as follows:—
"Yesterday afternoon a big force of
cavalry and infantry, with 10 guns under
the personal command of General French
moving by detour, occupied some bills
three miles from Colesberg, where the
enemy were in strength. The Boer
position extended six miles around the
village; at daybreak our artillery opened
the battle. The Boers were surprised
but replied vigorously. ThiB continued
for two hours. A Boer HotchkisB gun
was abandoned and we captured it. The
The Boer guns were then withdrawn to
the northward, whither we are harassing
their retreat by a damaging shell fire.
Colesberg is in our hands. Our losses
are slight, but the Boers have suffered
heavily. They may cross the Orange
river at Narvals Poort, where the bridge
iB Btill intact."
London, January 1st.— A despatch
received here this evening Bays that
General French has completely defeated
the Boers and has occupied Colesberg.
London, Dec. 31.—The naval guns engaged in daily practice, and it is said on
good authority that 30 or 40 Boers have
been killed by the firing during two
A despatch from Durban predicts that
Ladysmith will be relieved on or about
January 7th while there is nothing to
bear out this forecast.
There is some disposition to believe
Gen. Buller is preparing another attempt
to advance this time to an attack on the
Boer position in Inhlawe mountains.
Advices from Capetown say there is
great dissatisfaction there at the action
of British insurance companies, who are
retarding volunteering by making policy
holders pay war risk premiums while
the agencies of leading American companies allow perfect freedom for naval
and military seivice.
Government Defeated.
Victoria, B C, Jan. 4—The Semlin
Government haa been defeated on the
first motion by a vote of 18 to 17.
General Roberts, the present commander of the British forces in South
Africa, was born at Cawnpore, India,
September 30,1832. He was only nineteen years old when he entered the tka-
gal artillery as a lieutenant, and went to
Hindustan to serve the company. He
took active part in the Indian mutiny,
and was with Sir Colin Campbell at the
relief of Lucknow* THE PROSPECTOR, LTLLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1900.
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Published every Friday.
Payable in advance.
RIC. A. FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
The War Situation.
Late despatches would indicate a decided change in the tide of affairs in
>South Africa, and from repulse and disaster to British arms, a series of victories
is the resultant efforts of our troops.
General Gatacre and General French
are apparently holding tbeir positions,
and besides reconnoitring are largely engaged in strengthening the bands of the
loyalist authorities and volunteer forces
throughout the colony in tbe work of
preventing the Bpread of open disaffection. In this they have apparently
so far succeeded better than was anticipated at the time of General Gataure's
reverse, for it is said thai there has been
no disaffection among the Dutch since,
though the danger is not over by any
means. If the rebellion can be prevented until the arrival of the reinforcements from Great Britain it will not
occur. But the possible insurrection is
at present the real danger. Tbe 'Times'
correspondent at Oapetown.whose judgement is eood, says that tbe Boer fighting
line is very thin, and a single British
success might cripple it completely.
Indications are not wanting that the
Boer position at Magersfontein and the
Tugela river will become untenable in
the long run. But the real danger iB rebellion in Cape Colony, which might
render necessary fifty thousand men to
maintain the railway communications.
At Modder river Lord Methuen is
believed to be not only able to hold his
own, but in so strong a position as
to render it likely that his next attack
will be a decisive success. He seems to
be receiving reinforcements and supplies,
so that his communications must be yet
quite intact. Tbe Boers are threatening
the Orange river bridge, which will probably be their next point of attack, but
it is very strongly fortified and held, as
the safety of the long bridge there is of
vital importance in the campaign. The
whereabouts of General Warren and his
staff is evidently a matter for curiosity
and conjecture. If at Modder river, he
will supersede Lord Methuen in
command; if he has not gone there it
would seem to indicate that confidence
is left in Lord Methuen, and that it has
bean decided to allow him to have the
credit of finishing his campaign. British generals are always magnanimous in
this way, and try not to interfere with
one another's success, especially if there
is likelihood of retrieving it after a reverse. The garrison at Kimberley seems
to be quite secure, and it is said that
some of the mines are being worked.
There is no word from Mafeking, where
at last accounts the garrison was as enterprising aB ever.
In the rush which follows a new discovery in mining regions many things
are done which would not occur in later
years, when the excitement has subsided. Things go with a rush in stampede days; machinery is put in for which
there is found no use: the character of
the ore sometimes changes, and the outlook is not encouraging. Another strike
in some other locality is reported and
the old camp is deserted by all wno can
leave and ita palmy days are over. In
after years some one with more experience and better judgment sees great
possibilities in the deserted mines and
decaying mills and the life of the district
is revived, when it is found that under
the influence of advanced knowledge,
improved  methods   and   level-headed
business management these were the
only elements required to build up a sub'
stantial industry on the ruins of a stampede camp which was a failure.
During the past week some ore was
brought into Lillooet, from the Black-
water district that establishes beyond all
doubt the fact that there is some high
grade ore in that vicinity. The ore matter iB copper pryites and peacock copper.
Tne vast extent of tbe ledge guarantees
some practical work in that vicinity before long.
The mines of this province will be
fairly well represented at tbe approaching Paris exposition. Seventy-one cases
of gold specimens have been forwarded
to Ottawa to help swell the Dominion
exhibit in France.
It has been officially announced that
the fifth and probably the last session of
the Dominion Parliament will Assemble
on the 1st February.
Clinton N< tes.
Mrs. Rafael died at Clinton on Christmas. She leaves four young children,
three girls and a boy.
J. N. J. Brown and John Miller are
building a church for the Roman Catholic Mission Indians at Canoe Creek.
The contract price is about $1,100.
Government Agent Soues presided at
the Christmas dinner at Joe Smith's.
Mr. Soues remarked that he haa been
chief carver at Christmas dinners in
British Columbia for the past 32 years.
May be long continue.
A Chinaman living at Dog Creek has
poisoned himself by eating wild parsnip
which he had dried for food.
Henry Bowe, of Alkali lake has moved
to Cache Creek to enable his children to
attend school. This school has a splendid reputation throughout the district.
T. McEwen writes from San Francisco '.hat he was leaving for Australia.
G. Mitchell, late police officer at Clinton, has left for Bennett lake, where he
will be connected with John West, well
known in this district, in a hotel business.—Mining Journal.
Drowning Accident.
While attempting to cross the Thompson river at the 89 Mile Post, east of
Spence's Bridge last Sunday night between tbe hour of nine and ten o'clock
Indians Billy Paeco, Long George and
his wife, Jimmie George and his wife
and two half breed boys, twelve and
fifteen years of age, sons of Peter Audap
were drowned, from the upsetting of a
Mail Contract.
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to the Postmaster General, will be received at Ottawa until noon, on FRIDAY, the 19th of JANUARY,
1900, for tlie conveyance of Her Majesty's Mails
on a proposed Contract for four years, twice
per week each way, between LILLOOET and
LYTTON, from the 1st February next.
Printed notices containing further information as to conditions of proposed contract
may be seen and blank forms of Tender may
be obtained at the Postoffices of Lytton, Ashcroft, Lillooet, Pavilion, Spence's Bridge, and
at this office.
Postoffice Inspector's Office, j    Acting
Vancouver, B. C, i P. O. Inspector.
Dec. 16, 1899.
Hot   and   Cold   Baths.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
The Happy Thought Fraction, the Mable Fraction and Woodbine Fraction mineral claim,
situate in the Lillooet mining division of Lil
looet district. Where located: South Fork
Cadwallader creek.
Take notice that, the Bend Or Mines Ltd.,
free miner's certificate No. B17099, 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 claims.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this first day of December, 1899
Agent Bend'Or Mines Ltd.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
Elephant Minera Claim. Situate in the Lil
looet Mining Division of Lillooet district.
W nere located:    South Fork of Bridge Ri ver.
Take notice that we, John Marshall free miner's certificate No. 958U0, and Robert B. Skinner
free miners certificate No. 17874, 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 tweuty-third day of October, 1899.
Lillooet. B. C
Clements Bros.,
Druggists and Stationers.
Miners orders and Mail orders filled promptly
Notary Public, Accountant and
\1inin|£   Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
Soo Pacific Line
For information regarding
tickets to and from all points
Canada, United
States and Europe
and tickets to
China, Japan, Honolulu, and Australia,
apply for information to
H. E. Leslie,    •
Agent Ashcroft.
or to E. J. Coyle,
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent,
Vancouver, B. C.
W. F. Allen  Proprietor.
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First Class Hotel in every respect.ll   Accommodation
for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably furnished      Commercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
JPioneer Hotel.   Large sample room.
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Headquarters tor tlie B. C- Eatpreaa Stageti.
Hotel Victoria,
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished; throughoutflis 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 tbe hotel. Headquarters lor the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
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LILLOOET, J - -        :
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Stage leaves Lytton every Monday and Friday morning
for Lillooet, returning next day.    Special trips made.
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY!    -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B L
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates.
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Post Office and Telegraph Office in connection.    Freight teams plying once a
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
W. CUMMING. Agent, Lillooet B. C.
Storage & Forwarding Agts
Consign your goods to our care.     We settle 'railway charges afjri forward to
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY A CO THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 1900.
Cariboo Cameron.
Few men were better known in British
Columbia dining thtir heyday than old
"Cariboo Cameron." He was a native
of Glengarry, Ont., and in the early sixties he and his wife came to British Columbia in srarch of gold. They went to
Carihoo, and there he succeeded in acquiring many valuable claims. It is
alleged of him that these were acquired
in a manner that was any tiling but creditable. However, he secured them, and
succeeded in extracting from the howels
of the earth many hundreds of thousands of dollars. During the zenith of
his prosperity his wife died in tlie early
part of the winter. Her remains became
quite frozen. They were taken out and
sent to Glengarry, by way of Victoria
and San Francisco, where they were interred in tbe burying ground at Sum-
llierstown. Accompanying the remains
and the vast amount of treasure he had
acquired were a number of prominent
miner?, amongst them being Robert
Stevenson, who likewise was a native of
Glengarry, who was well acquainted
with Cameron, had nvned with him for
many years and succeeded in pi ing up
a big fortune. John Cameron, for such
was his name, did not return again to
Cariboo for many years. He built a
magnificent residence on the banks of
the St. Lawrence, a short distance east
of Summerstown, and it is still pointed
out as a monument to "Cariboo" Cameron's folly. He subsequently invested
a large amount .of money in the timber
industry at Galois Bay, Lake Superior,
above the Soo, and after some years'
operations he lost almost every cent he
possessed. In the meantime he again
married, and about 14 years ago he returned to British Columbia in the hope
of being able to regain bis lost fortune.
When he was at the top of his prosperity
he did not treat at all kindly many who
weie disposed to be his friends, and
whose influence and help he afterwards
sought, but he was not fortunate in obtaining any help on the coast, no one
having anything to do with him or the
many mining schemes in which he was
interested. Ten or twelve years ago he
went back to his old haunts in the neighborhood of Barkerville, Cariboo, and began to retrieve himself where he had
made such a fabulous fortune. He was
unsuccessful, and after knocking around
for some time his health failed him and
he died practically a pauper. His remains were interred there, the only
thing indicating his resting place being
a slab marked "Cameron." His old
friend Robert Stevenson, has been telling the storv of the rise and fall of his
friend Cameron. In three years Cameron and Steveneon cleaned up a million
dollars from their placer claim. That
was between 1860 and 1864. Stevenson
is alive, hale and hearty, living at his
ranch on the Similkameen. The remains
of Cameron are buried on a bluff of the
Cariboo river.overlooking the exhausted
Now his old partner says that Cariboo
Cameron's remains shall be interred
with those of tbe wife from whom he
never was separated in life. Such is the
fidelity of pioneer friendship. Robert
Stevenson is planning to remove Cameron's mortal remains from the grave at
the lonely scene of his early fortune to
the cemetery at Summerstown, where
he will erect a monument to two of the
quaintest and most devoted souls that
ever pioneered the mining frontiers.
Modern arms are giving a great advantage to our irregular troops on the de-
Tensive, provided these can shoot half
straight. Modern rifles carry a mile,
you cannot hear their report at that distance, except under favorable conditions
and they make no smoke. You know
yon are fired at if a bullet hits you, but
you don't know where the bullet comes
CARGILE HOUSE, ashcroft.
Is now under new management and hae|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.
Tweeds, Trouserings, Serges, Winter Goods, etc
Call and inspect our stock. Good workmanship and moderate charges.   Repair
ng and cleaning a specialty.   Orders by mail or express punctually attended to.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods. Our repair department is unex
celled for fine work. Leave your orders with
the postmaster who will have it attended to as
well as if vou came personally.
Horse Shoeing.
General Blacksmith
Work done at reasonable prices.
Take notice that 60 days from this date it is
my intention to apply to the chief commit,
sioner of lands and works for permission to
purchase a small island situated on Bridge river
opposite John Collum's pre-emption, containing 20 acres of land more or less, at the south
east corner of which I have placed a post mark
ed E O. Delong's initial potrt and a copy of this
Notice attached. E. O. DELONG.
Sucker Creek, 7th October, 1899.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, - - B. C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,  Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room   tree.
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
 TH"H3 .*
Notice is hereby given that application will be
made by the Vancouver Northern & Yukon Kail-
way Company to the 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 therin, and enabling the said com
pany to extend its line of railway from some
point at or near the city of Vancouver, or some
other convenient pointon 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, and changing the name of tbe
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 15th day of November, A. D. 1899.
20-7 Solicitors for applicants.
Anthony & Kobson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863.
General merchandise and
Miners Supplies.
MINERS' SU1TL1LS a specialty.
Tin Shop in connection.
no. JEzL. JiziJLzoJEji'-L"JL'.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
FancY Goods, Tobacco, etc
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLIVRAY    Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.  Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.     Stable in connection.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
and Contractors
Sole agents:
M. Beatty k sons Dredging Machinery
Contractors for the design and construction of complete stamp mills, concentration,
cloraation, cyanide and smelter equipments
Peterboro Ont., and Vancouver, B. C.
J. M. Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
Properties Bondeo:
Vancouver B. G
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All points in Cariboo—Monday.
LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and FridaY.
Through and return tickets at reduced rateB.    Special conveyances furnished.
Head Office:   ASHCROFT, B. 0.
N. de Keyser
ManufacturingllJeweler, Watchmaker and Optician
j And be cure that each Cigar is branded, other-
• wise they are not genuine.
i   They are not only made of the Choicest To-
i bacco but are of home   manufacture,   and
j should be patronized by all good citizens.
j 28 Water Street. VANCOUVER, B C.
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, Eyeglasses, Field and Magnifying
Glasses, Compasses and Aneroids.
All orders by mail and express promptly attended to. All work warranted or
money refunded. If your eyesight is defective call and have your eyes tested free
in the most scientific way. Spectacles and eyeglasses sent on approval to responsible parties. Tell distance you ran read the smallest newspaper print and
age.   We will guarantee satisfaction.   Repairing department a specialty.
Leland House
Corner of .Hastingsjand Granville Streets.       VANCOUVER, B. €
The Bridge river mail arrived Saturday evening and left for the Sucker
creek postoffice last Tuesday.
Messrs. Scott and Knott, lately employed at the Bend 'Or mill, arrived in
town last Monday.
W. J. Abercrombie returned from his
holiday trip to the coast last Friday, and
is again in charge of tbe Lillooet meat
New Year's Day passed off quietly and
pleasantly in this little town. Fine
weather and an orderly crowd, the day
more resembled a summer holiday than
the dawn of 1900.
Hunter Jack, after spending about a
week in our mid?t, and incidentally introducing himself to tbe best - ocial circles
at his command, departed for the Bridge
river region last Tuesday. Judging from
his own statements, his political and
financial influence is no small quantity
in the Sucker creek precinct.
W. E. Lundy, superintendent of the
Bend 'Or mine, arrived from that vicinity
Mondav evening. He reports everything
in good shape at the mill and mine,
where a force of about 16 men are still
employed. Mr. Lundy ie on his way to
South Africa, where tie has some mining interests.
New Business Firm.
Chas. Diamond and Frank Brown, two
young men well-known in this city,
have formed a partnership to carry on a
general insurance, commission and mining brokerage business in the town of
Lillooet. Mr. Diamond has been connected with various mining enterprises
in the Lillooet district for the paat
eighteen months and is thoroughly in
touch with affairs generally, throughout
that section of the province. Mr. Brown
has been for some time past with Thos.
Tompkins, C P. R. contractor. The firrn
expects, to be actively engaged in the
pursuance of their business in Lillooet
bv the 15th of January next, and if competency, stability and popularitv count
they will assuredly make their mark.
A Reeding Room Needed.
Editor Prospector:—At this season of
the year, when the hills are covered with
enow and the occupation of the mining
man is not very brisk, he finds himself
in some small towu—like Lillooet—with
his holiday season a source of burden
to himself. Outside of his hotel, there
is no place where the young chap, or
old chap, can go and spend a few social
hours. If there was some kind of a
library, or meeting room, where he
could occasionally find a few hours' diversion, things might he different with
him. The mode of life a man is driven
to follow is of that kind which wears
away any native sense of refinement or
desire for knowledge he might have once
possessed. Often—too often—a young
fellow finds himself on the downward
path, through no inclination of his own.
There is no inducement, iu a town like
this, to divert a man's attention from
the bar-room and the continuous rattle
of the dice-box. The merchant will no
doubt prate ahout. the town ; but beyond
the buying of the goods wholesale and
the Belling of them retail, they do not
seem to whoop things along very much.
The good, hard cash of the miner is a
material help to the financial welfare of
this town; and although he does not
crave social distinction, he should receive some consideration in this respect.
We should at least have a reading room,
an institution long needed in this town.
Lillooet, Jan. 4, 1900. Citizen.
A Mining flea's Opinion.
Mr. J. Hugo Ross, of the well-known
firm of Fox & Ross, mining brokers,
Toronto, has just arrived home from a
two months' trip through the Rossland,
Slocan, Boundary, Camp McKinney,
Lillooet, Texada Island and Republic
mining camps, where he has been in the
interests of his firm and their clients.
He gives a lengthy and interesting account of his visit to the various mining
camps, and speaks in glowing terms of
the mining future of this province. In
conclusion, he has the following to say
of Lillooet district: "I a!»o visited the
Ample and Whale, situated on Cayoosh
creek, Lillooet district, now owned by
the Toronto and Lillooet Gold Reefs
Company, and think it has about the
largest eurface showing of ore which I
have yet seen. The company are now
putting in a cyanide plant, which, I
think, will demonstrate this district is
all right and destined to become prominent at an early date, The Golden Cache
property, machinery and other assets
are also owned by this syndicate. However, at the present time, it is not deemed advisable to work this property, but
later on this may be done.
How Kruger Bought Guns.
Charles Laurent, in the Matin, gives a
remarkable account of Krueer's stroke,
and says the clever President has, since
the Jameson raid, been buying the best
cannon made in Creusot, France, and by
Krupp, Germany. All the cannon were
secretly packed and shipped as agricultural machines to the Transvaal, and expert ex-artillerymen, the best in France
and Germany, were engaged to go to tbe
Transvaal as agriculturists. The cannon
were sent to the interior, away from the
farms, where the trusted burghers were
drilled for the artillery service. To avoid
discovery, Kruger, he says, allowed himself to appear as receiving financial
credits for immense sums of money and
won the reputation of being immensely
wealthy, when in reality Kruger's fortune was in munitions, and his strong
boxes were in fortresses and his gold
was in cartridges. The only riches he
coveted were victories over the English.
Pretoria and Johannesburg, the same
writer says, are well armed with immense modern cannon and the latest
rapid-firing models of light guns, with
long range guns for field service. Tbe
great stroke of Kruger's mounting such
strong artillery unknown to the world,
he describes as the marvel of modern
Openly Assails Britain
According to recent despatchee, it is no
secret that the sympathy of French-
Canadians for the Boers is not confined
entirely to leading men of the Liberal
party in some of the eastern provinces.
Prominent French - Conservatives are
also known to be Boer sympathizers.
Among the most recent publicly to declare against Great Britain is the famous
Conservative orator and politician, Chas.
Thebault. Speaking at a joint political
meeting held in Sherbrooke county,
Quebec, the other evening, this veteran
politician stated that the war against
the Boers was a criminal one, and he
warned Canadians against giving support to Britain, concluding in the following words: "I blame Laurier strongly
lor supporting England in this unjust
war against a small but brave people
like the Boers, who are fighting with
magnificent courage and patriotism for
tlie freedom of their country and in defense of their hearthstones. I accuse
him of making himself the instrument
of Joe Chamberlain, a dangerous fool,
and Cecil Rhodes, a thief. This war
against the Transvaal is an act of
origandage. It is a war disloyal and
shameful for England and shameful for
humanity, who suffers its continuance
without intervening." Thebault is popularly called Sir Charles Tupper's poliii-
cal lieutenant in Quebec, and his strong
arraignment of Britain has caused consternation among the C >iieervatives,
who • hum to be the loyalists of Canac'a.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
Trio Mineral Claim .situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of Lillooet District. Where loeated:   On Cadwallader Creed.
Take notice that I, J. F. Gibson, acting as
agent for the Alpha Bell Gold Quartz Mining
Dompany, Limited Liability, Free Miner's certificate No. 201M, intend, sixty days from date
hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a
certificate of improvement, for the purpose of
obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, mast be commenced before the issuance of sueh certificate of improvements.
Dated this 21st day of November, 1899.
Manufacturers of all kind of
None but the best material used. Miners or
prospectors sending in orders will receive
prompt attention and satisfaction guaranteed.
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.
R.F.Anderson &Co
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and RuBsel Wire Fencing.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
Our Specialties:
Dining Boom.
First class meals served with all the
delicaries of the season. Meal tickets
furnished on application.
MRS.  A. T. RILEY.   -:-   Proprietress
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1895,.
Wholesale and Betail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies.
Agents for The Giant Powder Co., San Francisco.
Paul Santini
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries,. Dry Good,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
GBITBRAL    ls£3nToGTIA.l<rrr
Miners Supplies.
Branch Store at Bridge Biver where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Mm
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialty.
-X3A.2STXZ o^-
THK ASHCHOFT BRANCH is the most convenient Bunk for Mllooet and ail
places in the Curihoo district. Money received on deposit. I>rafts issued and collection* m«d«
in any part of Canada, Great Britain and the United State*.
Gold I7>UBt und .Vniiilifiini Pnrchnwerl•
John Hawley
VANCOUVER    -    -    -    EC?>
First class mining properties handled^


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