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Array Vol. i. No. 24
LILLOOET, B. C. FRIDAY, DECEHBER 23, 1898
$2.00 a year.
WHISKY,  THEFT,   REMORSE,   SUICIDE.
Last Friday evening shortly after six
o'clock, as Mr. J. S. Bell, manager for
C. A. Phair returned to the store from
dinner lie heard a Blight noise in the
ware house, adjoining the store and on
investigating a man rushed past in the
dark to escape by the back entrance,
followed closely by Mr. Bell who secured
him in the yard. Mr. Durban relieving
constable was on hand immediately and
the prisoner was handed  over   to  him.
The thief was discovered as Peter Dick
a well known Indian around town. The
back entrance of the store had not been
barred, only the key being turned in the
lock, and by utting in a small lever the
door was easily sprung open. He started
at the whiskey barrel and had only
filled one bottle and had commenced on
the other when disiurbed   by   Mr. Bell.
The Indian was under the influence of
liquor at the time, and it has since been
learned that he was. intoxicated before
committing the deed.
Peter Dick appeared before John
Marshall, J. P. next day on a charge of
stealing and after hearing the evidence
was sent np for trial.
It has been the custom  for  years  at
the jail for any one being committed on
some trivial offence^to   be  allowed   the
freedom of the court yard.     Peter Dick
was allowed this fredom and had oeen in
the ya d all day, just a little before  six
o'clock Tuesday evening he left the court
yard and   proceeded   to the rancherie,
about a mile west of town.   He went to
his own   1 one   and   secured a rifle.
He  left  the  cabin  and   was followed
by   some  of  his friends who   pleaded
for him to do no harm.    But Peter Dick
took no heed  and leaving the rancherie
wandered towards town into Mr. Hoey's
field, fired  a  couple shots   in the air,
to let his friends know where   he was
and deliberately leaned on the muzzel of
the rifle pulled the trigger and the charge
entered sbove his stomach,  going  right
through him and coming out on the back
a little on the right side.   He lived only
a short time as he was dead when found.
The Indian Constable Samson when
Peter Dick arrived at the rancherie, im-
mediatelv dame to town and informed
Constable Burns who went at once to
the scene only to find Peter Dick dead.
The time elapsing from his leaving
the court house yard until he shot himself was not over 45 minutes. The
coroner. Dr. Sanson of Clinton was
wired for and arrived in town Thursday
noon and held an inquest the same afternoon. The following were the jurors:
Ric. A. Fraser, foreman, 0. Brett, 0. M
Glenn, H. Attwood, T. Whitmore and P.
M Laughlin who brought in the follow-
Some very bad feeling was aroused
among the Indians for a few days and
trouble was feared. The young Indians
do not seem very enthusiastic over a
rebellion, but it is the old Indians who
cause the l roubles as Jthey urge on
the younger ones. The spirit of revenge
is still in the old ones and in a case of
this kind would not hesitate to do considerable injury. Some of the old men
agitated troubles dating back to '61.
Since early days a number of _ysterious
murders and deaths have taken place in
this part of the country which have
never been definitely cleared up to satisfaction.
There is no doubt but what there
would have been more deaths on Tuesday evening had anyone accidentally
crossed Peter Dick's path, as he would
not have hesitated in taking life in the
frenzied condition he was in.
Peter Dick, the deceased had in all
probability an accomplice in the cause
of all this trouble. Some one supplied
him the whisky and gave him the idea
to break into the store and get more
whiskey. If 6uch is the case something
should be done to bring the offender to
justice, as it would rid the town of an undesirable resident, and give the Indians
more confidence in theadministratian of
justice.
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\ fteaillivi-jy Creek.
R. B. Skinner, and W. Munroe with
the Brett Brothers returned last Sunday
evening from McGillivray, where they
had been to examine the Brett groud of
claims. The property is under bond to
Mr. Skinner who had made a deal with
a Vancouver syndicate, and whom Mr.
Munroe, M. E., is representing. A contract for a hundred foot tunnel had been
let and is completed and was very satisfactory to all parties. In all probability
another tunnel will be run by contract.
The property so far opened up is very
satisfactory and has the promise of being a large mine.
East-LMIooet Election Petition.
The following judgment by Mr. Justice Martin was handed down last Friday a\; Victoria in the matter of the
East Lillooet election petition, Stoddart
vs. Prentice:
I have come to the conclusion, 1 after a
very careful. I may say an anxious, consideration of this matter, and in spite of
the exhaustive and able argument of Mr.
Duff, which I regret I am unable, for
reason above stated, to deal with at
greater length, that the objections to
the petition cannot prevail.
In arriving at this decision, which I
do with hesitrtion, I am not a little influenced by the following expression of
Chief Justice Sir Henry Strong in the
case last referred to:
'T think that in dealing with election
cases it would be a golden rule that if
there is any possiblet way of avo ding
giving effect to technical prelimintary
objections, and thus preventing the trial
on the merits, we should act upon it."
Summons dismissed; costs to petitioner in anv event.
tl e body of anothei Chin m in uruhr a
canvas, and in Ah Quon's cabin a bloodstained knife, also a b ocd-stained  axe.
A little f' r. her on they came upon
the body of another murdered Chinaman
covered with a blanket and continuing
the ghastly feeaich they found Ah Quons
lifeless body suspended   from   a  tree.
His hands were gai-hed and his head
bore traces of the prowess with which
Chung Yon had yielded his axe. It
would appear that after attempting to
break into his country man's house,
the would-be burglar ran amuck, kilhd
two men and hanged himself. The six
Chinamen arrested on suspension have
been released.
Complimentary.
North Yale Petition.
The trial of the North Yale election
petition has been set, as to the recount
for the 14th of January, in Victoria. In
the event of the bribery and corruption
charges being proceeded with, the trial
will be immediately transferred to Kamloops. A report has been going the
arounds that the re-count took place during the early part of the week and various
statements have been circulated as to
the result. What took place on Monday
wt_ pimply a scrutiny of the ballots by
counsel for both sides, preparatory to
the trial.—Sentinel.
Professor Odium writing to the Vancouver World of a recent trip through
the Cariboo, says concerning the employees of the B.C. Express Company:
'I have it in my heart to say a word
for the stage drivers of the Ashcroft-
Cariboo stage  and   express   company.
They are superb horsemen, cool in a
crisis, cautions in danger, sharp in making time, kind in handling their horses
and gentlemanly towards their passengers. I have never heard them using
coarse, profane language; nor have I
once seen them  abusing  their   horses.
They are a sober, manly, capable lot
of men. Successto Hautier, Minty, Bell.
Barger, Huson and Sandy Locke! The
company which keeps in its employ such
mem deserves credit. In trying to give
my readers a notion of the favorable impression made on my mind by these
stage men, I know of no better way
than by referring them to the official of
the Canadian Pacigc Railway. And to
my mind all the employes of that company are officials in an important sense.
Leland Hotel.
The news that the Leland hotel is
offered for 6ale and that Mr. Hamilton,
the proprietor, is coing to retire from
business will be received with a certain
measure of regret in Vancouver. The
Leland has been an institution in Vancouver as much as an hotel and the
present proprietor has come to be looked
upon as a pait of the* institution, Old
timers, if that term can be used in connection with the city, tell of he days
when the Leland was in the outskirts
and the only path that led to it was
tl r jugh a low tcrub and over felled logs,
but that is a hard thing to realise in
in theae days—Province.
Mr. Hamilton's many friends in this
section of the country will also regret to
hear that he is to retire. The Leland
haa been the "home" of many of the
boys when at the coast, who will miss
the proprietor's ebeiivy smile an welcome.
Neill Re-Elected.
Victoria, Dec. 16—Neill has been reelected for Alberni constituency. The
vote, bo far as known at present, stands
as follows: Alberni town, Neil 80, Ward
57;Ucluelet, Neill 8, Ward 12, Majority for Neill, J9. This result cannot be
changed so as to count Neill out by the
returns from other points.
He Ran Amuck.
Further particulars have been received
by the superintendant of Provincial
police regarding the tragedy at Quesnelle.
It appears that Chung Yon's house
was attacked by Ah Yuon, the presumable intent being robbery. Ah Quon
was disturbed in his work, and attacked
I Chung Yon  with  a  shovel,   the  la?t
| named retaliating with an axe.    Chung
On Tuesday next a series of tableaux j You gave so good an account of  himself
ing verdict:
" We the jury do hereby agree that I vivants in Santini's hall at 8 o'clock, j that his assiiant fled up the creek,
the deceased, Peter Dick, came to his I Solos and readings will also be ren- j whither he was pursued by the author-
death from the effects of a rifle ball, from jdered. Tickets 50 cents, children 10 \ ities, to whom the defender of his house
a rifle fired by his own hand, on Tues-j cents. The proceeds to go to the Metho- jancLliorne gave information. Pursing
day evening December 20th, 1898." I dist church partonage fund, j the fugitive, the searchers  dei
Victoria, Dec 16.—The application to
commit Messrs. Ellis and Lugrin, of
the Colonist, for alleged contempt of
court has been refused by Mr. Justice
Drake. Each side has to pay their own
costs, asdefeudant committed a technical
ffence.
Fell From the Wagon.
Geo. Lasher, who drives one of Arthur
Martley's teams had a nasty accident
happen to him last Friday afternoon
near the Fountain. While lighting his
pipe the wheel of the wagon hit a small
stump on the side of the road, and with
snch force as to suddenly throw Lasher
from his seat. He fell to the ground
and one of the wheels passed over his
ankle bruising it some what but braking
no bones. He was taken to Mr. Letaliens
house at the Fountain and was cared for
until ,*"> — «v> THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B.
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1898,
THE PROSPECTOR.
Published every Friday.
BUFECKIPTION f2.00
Payable in advance.
RIC. A. FRASER.
PUBLISHER.
LILLOOET, B.C.FRIDAY DECEMBER23, 1898
The Lillooet district notwithstanding
all the wild talk circulated lately will
with work this winter and in the spring
show up to advantage as any district in
the province. We have good minin.
propositions, and want them operated
in a business and mining manner. The
opening up of properties goes to show
the confidence mining"men have in the
country. Bridge river section alone has
some excsllent showings which have attracted the attention during the past
year. On one property the Lome group,
with the primitive method of mining
by an arrastra, good results were obtained. About thirty tons of rock was
crushed, and about $1,000 was secured,
all the tailings being saved as it is supposed that only about fifty per cent wan?
Baved in the airaetra. This property is
at presei t under bond to a representative of an E iglish syndicate. This crude
mining e ho vb what results maybe obtained with proper mining and machinery. The Bend 'Or company, who owns
several claims on Cadwallader, has had
considerable work done and the showing
is good. A stamp mill is on its way to Lillooet, and will be moved on to the mii e
this winter. It is expected that the mill
will be running by July let. The Ida
May is having work prosecuted with
vigor and looks encouraging. Good
legitimate work will be done on a number of properties and we feel assured of
good results being obtained. Lillooet
has a bright future.
The provincial legislature meets on
January 5th. The Semlin government
are in power and will probably stay
there, although many doubts are expressed whether they will be able to
work with such a small majority. Retrenchment has been the policy so far,
and numerous offices abolished and employees dismissed which has been good
retrenchment. In some places assistants
and clerks have been dismissed, which
were a necessity. The sitting of the
house will be watched with much interest and some hot times will be indulged
in.
The mail service to Bridge river will
shortly be taken over by the post office
department and a contract will be let.
This matter has been urgently pressed
by our member, Mr. Bostock, and thiu
week word was received from Post Office
Inspector W. H. Dorman, that arrangement would be shortly made for the carrying of the mail.
Is I*tr. Justice Martin a Judge?
Victoria, B. C, Deo. 13—The libel case
against the Colonist was heard yesterday
before Mr. Justice Drake. L. P. Duff,
for Prentice, Gordon Hunter for defend
ant. Hunter's chief argument is that
Mr. Justice Martin, who refused to try
the Colonist on the alleged libelous
articles, is not legally a Justice of British
Columbia, as according to the law Mr.
Justice Manin should practice in B. C.
for ten years toqualify, and had practised
here but four.   Decision reserved.
Good Advice.
A parent wrote to an editor for instructions as to how to itop his bov from
smoking cigarettes, and received the
following reply: "We suggest bribery,
pursuaion, instruction, or shutting off
his allowance; then if he remains obstinate use rawhide on his raw hide.
WeltU him until he is ready to hold up
his hands and promise never to emoke
another cigarette. If that does not
work, drown him. A drowned boy is
better than a boy who smokes cigarettes."—Ex.
Ninety-nine out of 108 Democratic
senators at Washington, last week interviewed as to the choice of presidential
candidates for 1899, declared for Bryan.
Sir William Jennings, physician to the
queen, is dead.
Strained relations exist between Sweden and Norway.
_nTOTIO__.
Notice is hereby given that an application
will be made to the legislative assembly 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 con-
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 snore 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
power to build a branch line from or near
Hazelton, 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
and its branches to use steam, electricity or
other motive power; with power to build telegraph and telephone lines for 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 witli 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
power to acquire water rights and to construct
dams, 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, stcrmboat or other companies and 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.
21 McP IILL1PS & WILLIAMS.
Solicitors for applicants.
Pioneer
Hotel
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LILLOOET, B. C.
W. F. Allen  Proprietor,
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First Class Hotel in every respect.     Accommodation
for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably furnished.      Commercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
Pioneer Hotel.il Large sample room.
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WELL-   STOCKED   BAR. EXCELLENT   CUISINE.
Headquarters tor tl_e B. C. Express Stages.
LYTTON STAGE LINE.
As soon as the Lillooet-Lytton road is completed we will run a through stage
rrr.n Lytton to Lillooet. At present we have rigs at both ends of the road which
will take you as far as possible, and we supply saddle horses for the rest of the
trip. By starting from Lytton over twenty miles is saved when going to Lillooet.
£   If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY,
Lytton and Lillooet, B. C
DANIEL   HURLEY.
JOHN A. MURRAY.
Hotel Victoria
I LILLOOET, _3- C-
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished throughout 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 the hotel. Head-
quarterB^for,the Lillooet-Lytton|stage.
0   0   9   9    0   9     CHARGES    MODERATE.     OOOOOO
HURLEY & MURRAY,
Proprietor.
EXCELSIOR    HOUSE,]
id. _r__,__.s_3i.!« _?iao_?.
LILLOOET,
B.C.
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.-
R.&W. CUMMING,
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
_?__.VI2_IO_5T7 JB. O.
PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY AND BUY PAVILION ROLLER FLOUR.
Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates.
%.     «*, ■'■<%,     C3-IiJ_Sr_±!__i_^ri  STOEB.     -^     <^     -^
Post Office and Telegraph Office in connection.   Freight teams plying once a
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
LEE & CUMMING, Agents, LillooetB. ' THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET. B.C., FRIDAY,DECEMBER 23, 1898.
4>
A Rich Vein of Ice.
The following curious strike was not
made in the Klondike but in Colorado,
the particulars of which are as followers
by the Mining Investor of Colorado
Springs: Thomas Cunningham's strike
at Argentine pass has developed into a
very curious phenomenon. About
two weeks ago he uncovered what appeared to be a regular vein of silver
glance running about 75 per cent pure
silver. After sinking about 13 feet he
found that he was in a slide. He followed the flow up hill some distance
and at last came upon a solid vein of ice
several feet in thickness and thoroughly
impregnated   with  particles  of  silver.
The vein of ice has been followed for
some distance and still maintains its
richness. At iutervals solid chunks
of silver glance are found curiously
twisted as though they had been subjected to some tremendous pressure or
heat. Mr. Cunningham expects the ice
vein to lead him to the mother vein and
when it is uncovered there is every
reason to believe that it will be immensely rich.
Must have Good Teeth.
The special public school committee of
Toronto, which was appointed to consider means for remedying the condition
of school childrens teeth, has decided to
petition the legislature to give to school
boards power to hmst on the production
of a dentist's certificate for children before admitting them to the school, and
to have an examination of the teeth of
children in the schools. The solicitor,
in a lengthy communication to the board
thought this the course to pursue. He
will confer with the minister of education
and later prepare a bill.
Economy in Coke risking.
The establishment of a large electrical
power plant, to be run by gas engines
and to utilize the snrpluu gases from the
by-product coke ovens, at Dunbar. Pa.,
has been propoted, and there is no reason
why it could not profitable be done in a
district where there is a demand for
power. The suggestion is worth serious
consideration from coke-makers elsewhere. Power, considered as a by-product of the coke-oven may in many cases
be an important and profitable one.
Henri wasQthe Traitor.
The Paris Radical with some reservation, makes the statement that as the
result of inquiring made by the court of
cassation, it appears that the traitor
who sold documents containing inilin-
tary secrets to a foreign power was Col.
Henri and not Dreyfue. The fact that
Col, Henri had been living beyond his
means attracted attention and investigation as to the source of the money he
was spending revealed part of the truth,
confirming the stories of the relation
between him and Oointe Esierhazy.
Col. Henri who was spending 30,000
francs a year, while his salary was only
10.000 francs, who received money from
abroad throngh intermediary, who
proves to have bten  Oomte  Esterhazy.
Col. Henri seems to have made the
Dreyfus dosaier fioin all sorts of cocu-
ments as soon as the leakage was discovered. Thus it came that Comte
Esterhazy wrote the bordereau at Col.
Henri's dictation.
BAILEY
HOTEL.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON,
B.C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars.  Sample
room   tree.
Globe Hotel,
LYTTON, B. C.
Good accommodation for travelers.
Bar supplied with the best brands of
wines liquors and cigars. Rates moderate. Good sample rooms. Commercial
trunks hauled to and from station free
of charge. Baggage gto [and from depot
free.
A. F. HAUTIER, Proprietor.'!
LYTTON.
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.)
Business established 1863.
POST OFFICE   STORE.
General merchandise and
Miners Supplies.
H. _MENS_,
LYTTON, B. C.
 DEALER]IN 	
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Coods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
HALF-WAY 111
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLIVRAY, Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquarters for stage.    Stable in con
nection.
LILLOOET MEAT
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A supply of
x^x^xasTs: zbzezef
always on hand.
D. HURLEY & Co.
WATCHES
W. B. MACKINNON, M. E.
J. BENSON, M. A.
AND WATCH REPAIRING.
mailorders solicited Mining Engineers
TR0REY The Jeweler I and ASSAYERS
JVoncouver, B. C.
Offical watch   inspector for
O. P. R.
Mackinnon Building, VANCOUVER,
<>)'.! t   :       i    ; RIVER on Bend 'Or.
Samples Assayed and Mining properties re
ported    on.
• ASSA YIlSTGh
J. O'SULLIVAN,
ASSAYER AND CHEMIST
"—Twentv-six years with Messrs. Vivian _
Sons. Swansea, England.
Office and Labatory :   614 Hastings St.
VANCOUVER, B. 0.
Assays and Analysis made of all kinds of Ores.
The Labatory is up-to-date, with all modern
appliances, including GATES' most approved Rock Grinding and Crushing  Machinery.
Printers' Supplies,
Job Printers'
Paper Stock.
Gas and Gasoline
Engines at
Toronto Type Foundry Co.
LIMITED.
BritisirColumbia Branch
520 Cordova Street,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
J. M. Mackinno n
Mininq Properties
Handled^
Properties Bonded;
Vancouver- B. 0
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WM. HAMILTON MANUFACTURING CO.
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and Contractors,
MODERN MINING AND MILLING MACHINERY.
Contractors for the design and construction of complete stamp mills, concentration,
clornation, cyanide and smelter equipments.
Peterboro, Ont., and Vancouver, B. C.
LMI'-W'V— I'" THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23. 1898.
Important Decision.
The court of appeals in Victoria ha*
handed down an important decision
oveiruling the judgment of Chief Jiif-
tice MeColl in t1 e caee of Pe'ers and
Sampson. The Chief Justice bad given
judgment for the defendants on the
ground that the gold commissioner had
no power to grant an extension of lime
in which to do and record his assessment work.
The pi ain't iff is appealed, and judgment was rendered reversing the Chief
justice and declaring that the Gold Cure
mineral claim, owned by the plaint iff V
was a valid location as against the Bismarck.      	
Dividends of Canadian Banks.
Thursday was dividend day at many
of the Canadian banks, when the half-
yea'ly dividends are paid. On that day
the foitunate stockholders were paid
over $1,600,000 in dividends, to carry
them over the Chr'stmas season. The
bank of Montreal held the list, dividing
$600,000 among its 6hareiio!derp. The
Imperial bank of Canada divided $80,-
000.	
The Accusers Fall to Appear.
The invitation extended by the
minister of the interior to all persons
possessing knowledge of official wrongdoing iu Yukon administration to send
in specific charges for investigation, has,
after a lapse of several weeks, produced
no 1 espouse.
Little Louis from Boston was struggling alternatively with her arithmetic
and her natural history lessons for the
nio'TOw without waking much headway.
Finally she exciaimed: "I wish I
were an Australian rabbit!" "An Australian rabbit!" said her mother, "why
do\ouwish you were an Au-tralian
rabbit?" "Because they multiply so
rapidly," waH the reply.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that tin application
will   be   made   to the   legislative assembly of
ihe province of Hritish  Columbia, at its next
(session, for an act to incorporate a company
arid empower it to construct, equip, operate
and maintain a standard or narrow gunge mil-
way from some point on or near the Canadian
Pacific railwayiiear Lytton at the junction of
the Fraser and Thompson rivers; thence following   the   valley   of   the   Fraser   river   up
stream,    by    the    most    feasible   route,    oii|
either    side    of   the   said   Fraser   river    to
a point at or near the mouth of the Quesnclle
river;  with  power to construct branch lines
and also power to build and operate branch
lines from time to time to groups of mines and
lo farming lands from any point on the mai;*
line or any of its branches;   with the power in
operating the railway and its branches to use
steam, electricity,or other motive power; wijli
power to build telegraph and telephone line-
for the purposes of  the company and for transmission of messages for the public and commer-
i ial purposes; with power to build all necessary
bii ,ges 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 the
railway and   its   branches  on  any   navigable
water along or   near the line of 'railway and
its branches; and with power to acquire water
rigors, and to construct dams, 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 ail necessary works for the generation and transmission of electricity or power
within the area of tiie operations 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 to acquire iands, bonuses, privileges or other aids
lroin any government, municipal corporation,
or persons, or bodies corporate, and to levy and
collect tolls from all i ersons using, and on all
freight passing over any of such  roads, ferries
and wharves and carried on any of the vessels
usjd, built or operated by the'eompany; and
witn power to lease, make traffic, or other arrangements with railway, steamboats or other
companies and for all other usual, necessary or
incidental rights, powers and privileges in any
way conducive to the attainment of  the aforesaid objects.
Dated this loth dav of November, A. ]>., 1898.
McPHlLLlPS & WILLIAMS,
Solicitors for applicants.
2D
WLh a view of simj-lyfing the forms of
customs entry and of facilitating the ascertainment of true values, new oaths
and declaration in relation to invoices
and entries have been prescribed by
order in council. The old forms of oaths
are repealed from January 1, 1899. The
new forms may be used between now
and that date, but it is imperative that
thev be used on and after that date.
There is likely to be some excitement
in southern Alberta owing to the discovery of an oil belt not far from the Crow's
Kest Line. These oil fields are supposed
to have originated in coal beds. The
find is important, as it is the only oil
deposit iu western Canada.
Leland House
Cor er of Hastings and Granville Streets.        VANCOUVER   B   C
"wim:. __c__.iv_:iiJ_:o__r, _?__,o_?.
CARQILE HOUSE, ashcroft.
Is now under new management and has been thoroughly renovated. Culinary
department unsurpassed. The Bar is stocked v.ith choice liquors and cigars and
wid be in charge of experienced men.    Every coi.venience fur commercial men.
CARGILE & COLLINS. - - Proprietors.
J. n. Clements,_^___^ ashcroft.
DRUGGIST and STATIONER.
J^illooet Mail orders carefully attended to.
HUE
THOS.  McCOSH,
E3__^OH:___-2srT   TAILOR
ASHCEOPT, IB. C.
Tweeds, Trouserings, Serges, Winter Goods, etc.
Call and inspect our stock,
ing and cleaning a specialty.
(lood workmanship and moderate charges.    Kepair
Orders by mail or express punctually attended to.
Mineral Act, 1896.
(FORM K.)
Certificate of Improvements.
IsTOTICB.
The F».»_t Mineral Claim
Situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of Lil-
loo"t  district.     Where located:     On   the
south side of Cayoosh creek.
Take notice that I, Robert G. Tatlow, free
miner's certificate No 16504 A, 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 26th day of September, 1898.
18- R. G. TATLOW.
Certificate of Improvements.
E IN~0 __ ICE.
The Gem Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of Lillooet district. Where located: On the
north side of Oayoosh creek.
Take notice that I, Robert G. Tatlow, free
miner's certificate No. 16501 a, 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 26th dav of September, 1898.
R. G. TATLOW.
WM. B. BAILEY & CO.
Storage & Forwarding: Agts
ASHCROFT, B. C.
Consign your goods to our care.     We settle railway charges and forward to
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. \V. B. BAILEY & Co
N. de Kevser
ASHCROFT.
Manufacturing Jeweler, \Watchmaker and Optician.
AVatches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, Eyeglasses, Field and Magnifying
Glasses, Compasees 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.tented 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.
I' is reported that the Cinnabar mines
at Savonas will be opened again in the
near future. One of the owners of the
property recently visited the niitns and
expressed the opinion that the poorsuc-
eese achieved so far was due to faulty
reports.
Certificate of Improvements.
J. Sulivan, who fell down the shaft at
the Van Anda mine, on the coast a short
time ago and was injured in a blast, is
bringing a suit for $1,000 against the
company. Owners of the mine contend
that it was on account of Sullivan disobeying orders that he was hurt.
3_TO_?IO_±1'
The Stanley Mineral  01»im.
Situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of Lillooet district.   Where located: On the north
side of Cayoosh Creek.
Take  notice  that  I,   Robert G. Tatlow free
miner's certificate No. 16504 a, 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 ::7, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 26th dav of September, 1898.
it. (i. TATLOW.
CARIBOO & LILLOOET
STAGE TRAVEL
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.
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY.
Head Office:   ASHCROFT, B. C.
<<fr
The Prospector
STTIBSCie-IIBIE  FOE  T^;   $2  .__  Y____.R. THE PKGSFECTOB, LILLOOET. B.C., FRIDAY,DECEMBER 23, 1898.
5
Politeness Essential. _
The following official circular has been
issued by Manager Whyte, to the employes of the Canadian Pacific rail way on
it he line west of Fort William:     Many
I years ago this company   established   a
iieputation for the civility and politeness
[of employes of  all   classes   toward   the
traveling and shipping  public,   which
[was a very valuable factor in developing
■ii _> 'business of the road, and   has   been
finost favorably commented upon by all
IJclassee.   A number of cases which have
[been brought to my  attention  of  late
(indicate that there  is  danger  of  thib
[enviable reputation being   lost   by   the
[indifference and   sometimes    incivility
)f some employes.      One of  the  most
(frequent complaints is the difficulty   in
obtaining information  with   regard   to
delayed trains.   This, of course, chiefly
applies to agents and operalois, but the
fact that complaint is made on this score
li'.oes not establish   that   the  agent  or
[Xperator is always to blame.   Sometimes
it is the indifference of a train dit-patcher
i vx replying to the inquiry of ail operator.
A long lecture on this subject  ought
jiot to he necessary.   Business courtesy
a most valuable  equipment  for   any
loan who has dealing with the public; in
lict, it is an absdute essential.   An employe of a railway company should never
[How the idea that people cannot travel
|r ship their freight by any other  rail-
ray, to have the least   weight  in   his
dud in dealing with the patrons of the
load.   A very large proportion of  this
lompany's business depends entirely on
pe good will of the people, and all con-
jrned, officers,  as   well  as  employes,
ust co-operate to establish  and main-
lin that  reputation   for  Parisian po-
[teness which was of so much value  to
|ie C. P. R. in the first year of its exist-
jice'and must understand thatin.ivility
an unpardonahle offeme, and   when-
rer detected will he followed   hy   sum-
[ary punishment.
Mineral Act, 1896.
(KOIIM F.)
Certificate of Improvements.
ZCsTOTIOIE-
Sckprise, Alpha Beli Fraction, Omega Fbac
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 certificate No. 95648, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining
recorder for a certificate of iflaprovements, 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. DePeneier, Secretary.
J.  B CHERRY,
A. B. TRIN. COLL., DUBLIN.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, NOTARY PUBLIC.
Lillooet. B. C
SAHUEL GIBBS,
Notary Public, Accountant unci
Mining   Broker.
Reports on Mining Properties.
LILLOOET and BRIDGE RIVER, B. C.
Certificate of Improvements.
_TOTICE.
Little Joe, Whiie Crow, Delighted, Jim Crow
Fraction and Bend 'Or Fraction mineral
claims situate in the Lillooet mining division  of Lillocet  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 ih.te 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 action, under
section 37, ninst be commenced before the issuance oi suc_ cerunetue oi improvements.
Dated this first day of December, 1898.
The Bend 'Or Mines, Ltd.
21 per C. T. Diamond, agent.
Certificate of Improvements.
Death of a Pioneer.
[Victoria, Dec. 8.—Thaddeus Harper,
one time among  the wealthiest citi-
^ns of this province, died today at the
lbilee here, after seveial months' ill—
ass.   With his   brother,   Jerome,   he
[me to British Columbia from California
1858, and they   amassed   fortunes in
fading in beef  and   lumber   with   the
liners of Cariboo.   When Jerome died,
liaddeus became sole manager of their
Itensive business and estate,   and   all
int well until an accidental kick   from
horse  effected  hie   brain.       Under
hanged conditions, the business  soon
Icame involved   in   litigation,   which
Tided <n the virtual ruin of  the  estate
jr. Harper had for a   few   years  past
fesided in Victoria.   He was a native of
lirginia, and 68 years of a_e.
<m   uTorrxcT.^   :       _.
The Maud Mineral Claim.
Situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of Lil
looet district. Where located: On the south
side of Cayoosh Creek.
Take notice that I, Robert G. Tatlow free
miner's certificate No. 10504 a, 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 26th day of September, 1898.
R. G. TATLOW.
_NTOTIC__.
Notice is hereby given that [the firm of Me
Gillivray & Brlggs heretofore carrying on the
hotel business of hotelkeepers at the Half-Way
House on the Lillooet-Lytton wagon road was
this day dissolved. Charles McGillivray will-
continue the business and to whom all debts
are to be paid and who will settle all debts
against the old firm.
Dated at Lytton this 14th day of November
1898. Charles McGillivray.
Robert Briggs.
JUNG KEE,
-DEALER   in-
Boots, Shoes, Clothing
Groceries, Fruits and
Tobacco, Etc.    -    -    -
LLILOOET, B. C.
_a_. u:f_fo:_e^:_d,
OPTICIAN.
VANCOUVER, - - - - B. C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods. Our repair department is unex
celled for fine work. Leave your orders with
the postmaster who will have it attended to as
well as if you came personally.
_R/. _E_L. J__»_t_d/lt±j,_Ll __J
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
CANDIES, FKUITS, NUTF
LILLOOET, B. C.
[Teacher—Yes,  children,   it's a  very
ood proverb, "When you put your hand
(he plow don't look hack." It means
jat you must do it with all your might,
[ithout regret, and paying no attention
(anything else. Now, will someone
ipeattlie proverb for me? Ah, yes,
dinnie will. What is it Johnnie?
|johnnie (with a broad smile of  tri-
iph)—When you gits to plowin' don't
ibberl
Mainland Cigar
FACTORY.
IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
CIGAR ASK FOR THE
British Lion
SUBSCHIBK
—FOR—
THE    PROSPECTOR
|2.00 A YEAR.
IJOB WORK.
JOB WORK,
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,
Manufacturer.
123 Water Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.
Canadian
Pacific
Railway.
THE BEST AND CHEAPEST
Route to till EDeistern foii-it**.
Fewest Changes,
Quickest Time
Through First class Sleeping Cars and Touris
Sleeping Cars to St. Paul, Montreal and Toronto
without change.
The Dining Car Service along the line of the
O. P. R. is unequalled anywhere.
Connections at Vancouver
With Steamer lines for
CHINA, JAPAN,
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS,
and AUSTRALIA.
For full information as to rates, time, etc
apply to the nearest ticket agent, or to
E. J. COYLE,
District Passenger Agent, Vancouver, B. C.
M. DUMOND
-DEALER   IN—
HARDWARE,
STOVES, Etc.
TINWARE and
MINERS SUPPLIES
Tin  shop in connection.
A8HCROST and LltLQOBT, R. C.
SEATON LAKE "
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.
COLUMBIA   HARDWARE HOUSE.
Established l«f>_
R.F.Anderson &C°
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils, Stoves and Tinware, Miners steel, Picks
Shovels, etc.
NEW WESTMINSTEJ
m_——mr~—~>^ 6
THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1898.
LOCAL TEMS.
'   Remember   the  Christmas  tree   on
Saturday evening, December 31st.
E. E. Bell drove a special B.X. stage
in Lillooet this week with a commercial
traveler.
R. B. Skinner and James and A. A.
Brett left for Vancouver last Tuesday
morning via Lytton.
William Cameron of Lytton was a
visitor to town last Sunday evening leaving for home again Tuesday.
W. Munroe, mining engineer returned
to Vancouver, Tuesday morning by B.X.
stage after visiting properties here.
Skating on the river has been excellent
for the past week and parties have been
out every day enjoying themselves.
Mrs Joueph Eholt of Pavilion mountain
spent a few days this week in town visiting her sister Mrs A. W. Smith.
R. H. Brett has a large stock of
Christmas goods and toys on hand. Call
and make your purchases before all are
gone. 	
The Chinese disturbed a number of
residents Wednesday morning by celebrating some of their feast days, letting
loose fire crackers, bombs, etc.
Messrs. Miller & Duguid, contractors
and builders, are now working at the
Seaton Lake saw mill building a boat
for F. Appleyard, to run on Seaton Lake.
Next Sunday, Christmas day, two
services will be held in the Methodist
Church at 11 and 7:30 o'clock. A solo
will be rendered during the meeting.
Subject discourse: The star in the
east.
The school children have been practising hard with painstaking instructors
for the entertainment in connection with
the Christmas tree, which will be held
in Santini's hall on Saturday evening
December 31st.
W. Young, one of the owners of the
Lome group of claims on Cadwallader
arrived in town Wednesday evening
from Vancouver. He will leave shortly
for the Blackbird mineral claim, where
he will spend several weeks.
Colonel G. T. Rives, who has heen
superintendant of the Golden Cache
mine for the past year, is at dresent
visiting his sons and daughter in California. He will return in a few weeks
and will commence work again on the
mine.	
A dusky maid of the page brush spent
part of last night in the "skookum
house." The fore part of the night she
was lying out, in ice cream costume, in
the cold wintery winds, intoxicated with
the surrounding scenery of a moon light
winters evening. If the unfortunate
women had not been res.ued, it would
probably have been another case   for   a
A Merry Xmas.
E. 0. Delong left Thursday via Lytton
for Vancouver and will return in about
a week.     	
J. Benson, the assayer and mining
engineer left town Thursday, via Lytton for Vancouver.
Word has been received that the
Golden Cache mine will be started up
again sometime in January.
The machinery for the Bend 'Or will
arrive at Ashcroft about January 10th
and will be brought along at once.
Dr. Sanson made an extra trip to this
section this week to hold the coroners
inquest on the Jndian who shot himself.
R. D. Cumming and bride spent a
few days in town this week visiting Mr.
Cummings parents. They left for their
home at Pavilion Mill Tuesday.
A. Kaye the assayer, who spent the
past season in Lillooet is now employed
at Dorothy Morton mine on Thurlow island, up the coast from Vancouver.
Dont fail to see George Hurley and
Rod Mkin in "The Duel" on Tuesday
evening, in Santini's hall,
admission only 50 cents,
oihers."
Worth $2.50,
"There  are
Miss Matilda Marshall who has been
staying with Mr. and Mrs. A. Mcdonald
for the past few weeks was taken very
ill Wednesday, but is now slowly recovering. 	
D. J. Kennedy, received the sad news
of the serious illness of his wife, who
lives near Montreal Monday evening.
Mrs. Kennedy is a sister of 0. J. R.
Cameron of the place.
Mr. and Mr?, A. W. Smith will not
leave town for the capital until after
New Years. The provincial parliament
meets on January the 5th, and Mr.
Smith will arrive in time to attend to
his parliamentary duties.
J. H. Smith returned this morning
from the Bend 'Or mine on Cadwallader,
where he had been employed on the dam.
He reports everythihg as having progressed nicely. He will return after
spending New Years in town.
The boys gathered at the Cumming'e
residence last Saturday evening, with
tin cans, horns, fire crackers, and everything that would make a noise. The
celebration was on account jf Robert
Cumming becoming a benedict.
SUBSCRIBE
—FOR—
i J
THE    PROSPECTOR.
|2.00 A YEAR.
JOB WORK.
JOB WORK.
VANCOUVER HARDWARE
Company, L,td.
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
VANCOUVER, B. 0.
Shelf and Heavy Hardware, Paints and Oils
Grates, Tiles and House Furnishing Goad
Paul Santini
GENERAL MERCHANT;
LILLOOET, B. C.
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Gooj
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
MINERS' OUTFITS A SPECIALTY.
LILLOOET AND BRIDGE RIVER STORES.
J. DUNLOP.
0-__iT___?2/A.XJ     ^lEIE.OIEaiJ.lSr
Miners Supplies.
LILLOOET, 33- C.
Branch Store at Bridge River where
full stock of General Merchandise and Mi;
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, BJ
Established 1886.
Incorporated 18
Mclennan, mcfeely & Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Itetail Hardware.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supply
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber SuppMj
Agents for The Giant Powder Co., San Francisco.
C. A. PHAIFT
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a special!;
LILLOOET, B C

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