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The Prospector May 26, 1899

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Vol. i No. 46
$2.00 a yeaiC
Tenders were called for the completion
of the unfinished portion of the Lillooet-
Lytton wagon road by the commissioner
of lands and works a couple weeks ago.
The tenders were to be in by May 10th,
and about half a-dozen were put in. One
tender irom Lillooet was acknowledged
and contained the information that it was
too high. So for far the successful tender has not been made public and many
are wondering what will be the outcome
whether a contract will be let or tbe work
completed by the government.
The work should be started at once and
pushed to completion as soon as possible.
Probably todays mail more definite information h>ay be received about the
road. If something is not done pretty
soon the people directly interested should
register a forcible kick.
lunch the party left for home, arriving
at the foot of the lake where rigs were
waiting to bring them to town. About
twenty-five people attended and all had a
pleasant time.
The pio^eeds of the excursion were devoted towards the parsonage fund ant'
thanks are due Captain Appleyard for
his kindness in furnishing the transportation at such a reasonable rate.
W. H. Miller is fixing the outside
his cottage in the east end of town.
The Full Court.
Local News.
Clarke & Co., ch emists and druggists
Ashcroft.   Send us Atrial order.       *
A. McDonald, road superintendent  is
up the Cariboo road on official business.
Before the full Court at Vancouver the
case of Clarke vs. Foster was disposed of.
This was an appeal from a judgment
of His Honor Judge Cornwall, in the
County Court of Cariboo, Ashcroft,
which arose out of a debt owed by Clarke
to the respondent. In 1897 Clarice was
indebted to Foster to tbe amount of $700.
He offered in payment an order on one J.
Smith for $250 and a note for $400 at
nine months drawn on another party,
and which Foster accepted. The original
action was brought owing to this note
not having been met. Clarke's counsel,
however, contended the note had also
assumed all responsibility. Appeal dis-
The Pacific Cable.
The best advertisement ever given
this Province, thinks the Nelson
"Tribune" id contained in the offer made
by the Provincial Government of one-
ninth of the cost of the Pacific cable,
which project seemed in danger of collapsing because of the Imperial Government's withdrawal, at the last moment,
from the understanding that it would
contribute a five-eighteenths share toward the cost of construction. "Nowhere in Canada," says the "Tribune,"
"can a better estimate be found of the
importance of the demand of the Pacific
cable than in British Columbia, and this
prompt action by the Provincial Government will no doubt impress the Government at Ottawa. '
The water in Bridge River is raising
very fast and the ferries will have to be
used from now on.
The arrastra at the Lorne group was
started last week and to far has been
running very well.
The Fraser river is steadily coming up
and the waim days from now on will
make it raise considerable faster
Arthur Martley who was hurt several
weeks ago near the Fountain is much
improved and will probably visit Lillooet
next week.
Mr. D. Hamilton who has been placer
mining on the South Fork of Bridge
river for some time arrived in town Tuesday afternoon. He bad not been in Lillooet for over a year and notices the improvements made in the town. Mr.
Hamilton is an experienced miner and
on the South Fork during the winter has
done very well and exhibited about a
dozen nuggets averaging about $8 a piece.
He is very well satisfied with the results
t'f his labor and will return shortly to
Bridge River and when the season permits will work the South Fork again.
Besides placer mining Mr. Hamilton
owns some good quartz claims which he
intends to develop this summer. He is
a firm believer in the future of this
country and will stay with it.
Fred Richardson returned from the
South Fork Tuesday afternoon where he
went a couple weeks ago with supplies
for the men working on the placer ground
owned b} himself and Chas. M. Glenn.
Three shafts have been sunk and in the
first two water was encountered, but the
last one was quite dry and 20 feet down
cement was struck which they are nearly
through. Bedrock will be struck very-
soon and good pay will be found. Several hundred feet below where the men
are working, out of a few pans of dirt he
obtained about $6 in very coarse gold.
This piece of ground is without doubt
very rich and if worked properly with
good success will produce lots of gold.
recently petitioned the government, asking to have a few bridges and the wa;T*h
road put in p| air. It is hoped that the
government will do something in this
matter and assist in every possible way
the settlers in this district.
Perrier, murderer of Jennie Anderson,
at New Westminster has been reprieved
for one month pending an investigation
into his sanity.
Tbe chances are that considerable
work will be done in this section shortly
on various properties now idle. Cayoosh
creek will most likely come up again.
Queen Birthday Picnic.
Mr. Hughes will preach his farewell
sermon next Sunday evening. Special
songs and solos. Mr. Hughes has been
appointed by the conference to James
Bay church, Victoria, and will leave
next week to take charge.
A residence for the lieutenant-governor of the province will have to be built
shortly. It would be a good scheme if
the executive council would choose
Deadman'u island for the site and settle
the difficulty with the Vancouver people.
The Pemberton Country.
A. Milton from Cloverdale, near New
Westminster, arrived in town on Wednesday evening having come in by way
of Harrison lake through Pemberton
district. Two families also came in with
him and have settled near P.mberton
portage, taking up land, they are John
Bond and John Barton. Two single men
C. Marrayat and J. Mason have also
taken up land having recently arrived
from the same section as the other party.
The party which Mr. Milton came in
with left Cloverdale on May 2nd taking
14 days to reach their destination, having experienced considerable trouble
portaging and packing their supplies.
Mr. Milton came through to Lillooet
across Anderson and Seaton lakes and
will remain in town a few days sizing
things in general up, and may probably
return and settle in the district.
Pemberton is a good tection having
acres of fine farming land, but owing to
the distance from a market and the transportation facilities, in the past, few have
been able to make a success of their venture. With the advancement of the district in general it will only be a short
Amendment to the Criminal Code.
The following is the text of an amendment to the Criminal Code proposed by
W. W. B. Mclnnes, M.P. for Nanaimo:
1. Section 525 of  The  Criminal   Code,
1892, is hereby amended by adding thereto the following sub-6ectione:   "(e.j being an employer of, or in a  position  of
authority over, labour during a pe-iod of
one month before and three months after
any municipal, provincial or federal elec •
tion, whether a general or by-election,
dismisses, or gives notice of. dismissal to,
any person employed by him  or  under
his orders, and the court is satisfied that
any action taken, or  the  fear of  any
action being taken, by   such  person  in
relation to any such election, contributed
in any degree to the dismissal or  giving
notice of dismissal;  or "(f.)   being  a
minister of any religious denomination,
of whatever rank, title or  designation,
and have been in professional relations
with  any  such denomination    within
three   months  next    preceeding    any
municipal, provincial or federal election,
whether a general or   by-election,  influences or takes any action, publicly or
privately, designed or  reasonably  calculated to influence voters to any  such
Anti-Japanese Legislation.
An Ottawa despatch says: The Department of Justice have written to the
Colonial office regarding the anti-
Japanese legislation passed in British
Columbia, and if they do not receive an
answer soon will take some action without the advice asked.
The north riding of East Kootenay
election petition will be proceeded with,
an order being made fixing May 31st
as the trial date. The protest is bised
on the allegation that Returning Officer
Griffith improperly refused to receive
the nomination papers of Thomas Forrest, though presented on time a id with
the necessary deposit.
The picnic up* Seaton lake on the
Queens birthday was a very pleasant
affair and the weather  was  just right.
The steamer Minnehaha left the foot of The steamer Minnehaha is making
Seaton Lake shortly after 10 o'clock regular trips up the lake and people j time when the Pemberton section will be
arriving at The Portage in two. hours, going in and out to the mines find it a j populated. With the opening up of the
Abundance of lunch was on hand and I great convenience. The boat leaves the j copper propositions in the Blaekwater,
everyone seemed to have their share. I wharf every Tuesday, Thursday and J the repairing of roads, trails and bridges
During tbe afternoon fishing, games, etc. j Saturday morning returning same aftei- j the district will forge ahead.
were indulged in  and  after a  second '• noon. j   The  settlers in the  Pemberton have
The Deadman's Island trouble at Vancouver is still unsettled. Attorney-
General Martin has secured an injunction restraining Mr. Ludgate from doing any further work on the island,
pending a decision regarding the ownership of the property. Apparently the
Island is claimed by the Imperial, Dominion and Provincial governments so
that it may be a long time before Vancouver gets the new sawmill.
W. Duguid is putting J. S. Bell  residence in firBt class shape. THE PROSPECTOR. LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1899.
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PublishedDevery Friday.
Payable in advance.
RiC. A. FRASER.        -   .    -
LILLOOET.   3.   0. FRIDAY,  MAY 26. 1899
I --Nelson Tribune: It seems that " Joe"
Martin, after all, is not like the members
oi the Turner government. They took
retainers from private clients and fought
in the courts against the province. "Joe"
Martin drops private clients when their
interests conflict with the interests of
the province, and fights in and out of
the courts for the province.
toria is as signally over-represented,
with two members all to itself. The uncompromising determination of Victoria's representatives to hold on to these
two members, till after the census, at
least, has, doubtless, embarrassed the
Government, and tied its hands, so to
speak, in the meantime. It is decidedly
unfortunately, though, for the practically
disfranchised rapidly developing mining
regions of the province.
The report of the Committee of Fifty
for the investigation of the liquor   problem, in the United States, is discussed
iu an article by Mr. H. W. Farnham, in
the May "Atlantic."   Out of 7,000 employers of labor,employing nearly 2,000,-
000 persons, 5,364 reported that measures
were taken by them   to   ascertain   the
habits of the men in their employ, and
1,794 stated that   they   prohibited   the
use of intoxicating drinks by their employees.     Usually, the motive  was  to
prevent accident, or secure better work,
or closer economy, or  stricter  accountability in positions of high trust.     Mr.
Samuel Gompers, President of the   Am-
. erican Federation of  Labor,   says   that
the trades union are also doing an  immense amount of temperance work.
The Pacific cable has become a subject of more  Provincial  interest  than
ever, on account  of   the  offer   of   the
Government of the province to take an
interest in the scheme.    The summary
of   the report  of  an   Imperial  committee on the  question, in   1897,   that
committee took    an    eminently    conservative and  cautious  view    of    the
question, and their estimates, as to the
earnings, etc., were, evidently,  on   the
safe side.   In characterizing the  cable,
as to its probable business,  as  a  competitive one,   the committee, in  their
desire to be cautious, would seem scarcely to have done the  enterprise  justice;
for, while it would be competitive, as to
a part of its route, with the Eastern Extension monopoly, it would, as the first
and only Pacific cable, cover a great deal
of new ground, and open up a new field,
in which the present roundabout means
of communication with the  Orient  and
with the Antipodes, could hardly be considered as a competitor.
The "Colonist," publishes some musty
correspondence, which seems to  make
clear that the celebrated Deadmans Island belongs to the Province, and not to
either the Dominion or Imperial Government.   We had an idea  that  it   would
turn out that way, as Mr.  Cotton   was
not tbe man to commit  himself  to  an
assertion which he could   not  support.
We think that this little incident will be
acknowledged,  when   people come  to
understand it, as a proof the advantage
to the Province of having men like Mr.
Cotton who believe  in  getting  to  the
bottom of things, in responsible positions.
In the past, it seems to have  been  too
much trouble for our cabinet ministers
to face the work of searching records, and
finding out just what was what.
These letters on their face establish provincial ownership, showing that the Dominion government specifically reiiouced
all lands west of Port Moody when that
point was made the statutory terminus
of the Canadian Pacific,  and also  that
the admiralty recognized the provincial
ownership by   correspondence  on   ttie
subject of the return to  the  imperial
authorities of any portion which  might
at any time be required  for  naval  or
military purposes.
W. F. Allen  Proprietor.
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First Class Hotel in every respect.l    Accommodation,
for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably furnished.     Commercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
Pioneer Hotel.   Large sample room.
Headquarters tor the B. C- Express Stages.
Not the Only Pebble.
As soon as the Lillooet-Lytton road is completed we will run a through stage
from Lytton to Lillooet. At present we have rige at both ends of the road which
w'ill 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 Lillooetj
If you contemplate^ a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.    ■   ]
CAMERON & HURLEY     -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B U
The wealth of British Columbia ia not
seemingly all represented by the precious
metals; coal, too, has a  claim  on  consideration.   Speaking of a recent occurrence in Nanaimo the Free  Press  says
the mines and dacks of the  New  Vancouver Coal Co. presented an animated
appearance last week.     From  Tuesday
morning to Saturday night,   five  days,
19,150 tons of the superior  coal  of  the
Nanaimo  collieries  was   shipped over
their docks for  domestic and  foreign
trade.   This indicates, practically, shipments of 4000 tons a day, and estimated
at $4 per ton this means $16,000  a day
for five days, or $80,000.   This extended
would give an annual approximate  out
put of $5,840,000 or, applying this basis
to the actual output, of 19,150 tons in five
days it gives for the year $4,598,100.
Hotel Victoria,
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished throughout is the only firs]
class hotel in Lillooet.   Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention hi
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with the hotel. Heac
quarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
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D. HURLEY,        -        - -        - Proprietoi
According to the latest telegraphic forecast of the Dominion Redistricution Bill,
the measure will not make any changes
in the existing representation of British
Columbia in tbe  Federal  Parliament,
but will leave tbe  present  undeniably
glaring inequalities to be dealt with  in
the general decennial redistribution, after the census.   This is unfortunate, as
it means that  another  general  elction
will be held under the present  state  of
things, with the greater part of the Interior  practically  disfranchised,   with
but one member for the whole vast district embracing Yale, Lillooet, the Koote-
nays, Cariboo, and Oaesiar,  while Vic-
Nine Years Residence Required.
Pretoria, May, 22.—President Kruger'a
reform proposals have b°en presented to
the Hand.   They suggest that the  franchise be conferred on aliens   five  years
after their eligibility to the second rand,
instead of  ten  years after after  such
elegibility, as now is the case, thus making a nine year residence in the  Transvaal necessary to qualify   for  the full
Hassit—It's strange you're so hard up.
old man. I thought you owned half of
Swamphurst, and had lots to sell. Had-
dit—I have; but what I want is lots to
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LILLOOET, - - - B.C.
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.-
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise]
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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.
Assayers Exams.
The first examination of candidates to
ac1-, as assayers, as provided for under the
act to amend the Bureau of Mines act,
passed at the last eession of the legislature, commenced at the Bureau of
Mines and, will continue all week. There
are a number of candidates, one writing
the complete course, and the others
partial courses, the latter already having
certificates from other portions of the
Empire. The examiners are: Mr.
Robinson, provincial mineralogist,
chairman; Mr. Oarmichael, provincial
assayer, secretary-treasurer, and Mr. W.
Pellew-Harvey. The examination covers
the following subjects:
(a). Sampling-
Sampling of ores or furnace products
and the reduction and preparation of
sample for assay, including also the
melting of gold duet and sampling of gold
dust and sampling of bar for aBsay.
(b). Qualitative Determination—
In ores or furnace products of the following :  Coppor,iron, nickel, antimony,
arsenic and sulphur,
(c). Quantitative Determination—Assaying
Bullion—Gold bullion, for gold and
Copper bullion, for copper, gold and
Lead-copper bullion, for lead, copper
gold and silver.
Determination  of  moisture, volatile
combustrible matter, fixed carbon,   ash
and sulphur.
Ores and Furnace Products.—
Fire assays—Gold, silver and lead, by
crucible method;
Gold and silver, by scorification method.
Wet assays—Copper, by electrolitic,
gravimetric, colormetic and volumetric
(cyanide or other improved) methods.
Nickel, by electrolitic method.
Lead, lime, zine, sulphur and silica,
by any approved methods.
Under the act, persons satisfying the
examiners that they have passed a
course in practical, analytical or assay
work in any school of mines in Canada,
Great Britain or Ireland, equivalent to
the examination required here, will be
exempt from the examination, but must
pay a fee which the government has
placed at $15 for a certificate. Other
candidates are required to pay a fee of
$10 when entering their names for examination, and $15 upon the issuance of the
After March 1. 1901 only those holding
certificates will be allowed to practice as
assayers in the province.
Indians of the Peace river district district, has left for Edmonton, whence the
journey to Dunvegan will have to be
performed by trail and steamer.
" And by the- way, brother," asked
the minister who had Deen called in to
smooth the pathway of the expiring
pioneer. " Were all those bear stories
the truth?"
The old man opened his eyes.
" Parson," said he, " that's a mighty
mean advantage to take of adyin' man."
Clarke & Co., chemists and druggists
Ashcroft.   Send us a trial order.       *
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
First-class in every "respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room  free.
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863.
General ilerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
A late Ottawa despatch states that the
Federal Government has refused to hand
over to manitoba the public school lands
of that province.
An Order-in-Council has been passed
providing that the declaration prescribed
to be made under the provisions of the
Custom Act by the foreign owner or exporter of any goods shipped to Canada
on consignment may be made and
declared before a notary public resident
in the country from whence the said
goods are exported to Canada.
Mr. McKenna, of the Indian department, who, with Messrs. Laird and Ropb,
has been appointed a Commission to
arrange a treaty  with 3,000 nontreaty
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection,
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLIVRA      Proprietor.
First-class accommoda*
tion for travelers. Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquarters for stage.    Stable in connection.
TR0REY The Jeweler
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
Offical watch   inspector for| CANDIES, FRUITS, NUTS
Vancouver. 13. C.
n, p. r.
Printers' Supplies,
Job Printers'
Paper Stock.
Gas ^nd Gasoline
Engines at
Toronto Type Foundry,Co.
British Columbia Branch,
520 Cordova Street,
Established 1862.
R.F.Anderson &Co
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils, Stoves and Tinware. Miners steel, Picks
Shovels, etc.
J M. Mackinnon
Mininq Properties -
Properties! Bonded:
Vancouver. B. O
and Contractors
Sole agents:
M. Beatty & sons Dredging Machinery.
Contractors for the design and construe-
tion of complete stamp mills, concentration,
clornation, cyanide and smelter equipments
Peterboro Ont., and Vancouver, B. C. TP1E PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1899.
As Others see Us.
Mr. R. E. Gosnell writing to the
World says: Kamloops is, of all places
in the Interior, the best expression of
old-time influences, if we except, perhaps Ashcroft, and points on the Cariboo stage line. What I mean by that is
that there is an atmosphere of the past,
a great many of the old hands being in
evidence. It is difficult t j explain quite
clearly my meaning, but those who
travel about the country will understand.
Kamloops and vicinity has not yet been
made amenable to the influences which
control the newer towns. Among the
old-timers there is a bond of fellowship,
a sort of masonry, and that spirit oi
abandon and indifference to conventionalities that mark them out distinctively.
There is the peculiarity   about   them
that   they   have  apparently as    much
contempt for each other as possible.    I
never yet   8{o_e  to   an   early   British
Columbian about some other well-known
pioneer but I was informed that "he  is
the biggest liar in   British   Columbia,"
and yet they all have a  common  contempt for the new-comer, or "cheehaco,"
and express   a    certain    amount    of
cordiality with each   other   when   they
meet, proving the truth of Bobbie Burns'
statement that "A man's a   man for a'
that and a' that"    With the old-timer,
enthusiasm has oozed out and gone years
ago.   His early experience has knocked
all sentiment out of him, and  he   takes
things in a matter - of - fact, go-as - you-
please way.     They  enjoy   a   game  of
•'seven up" or "crib," and   their  daily
tripple as a matter of habit, and   as   for
the rest, it is a case of "sufficient  unto
the day is the evil   thereof."     No one
ever saw one of   them  excited.     Well,
Kamloops is a sort  of  centre  of  that
influence, and I cannot define the effect
on the town in any better way.
I have the gratest respect and admiration for the old-timer, and hope,
theiefore, that no remarks in the foregoing may be construed as uncomplimentary. H. is a type of man
settbd down to plain, practical living,
afier years of contact with the hard side
. of liie, and who is totally devoid of cant
or affection, and I have oeen trying in
the foregoing, without prejudice, to paint
him as he appears to me practically to
The most polite man in four counties,
says an exchange has been discovered.
When you call on him he takes you
down the cellar and seats you in a chair
in front of a barrel of cider. Then he
■tarts fc siphon-like airangement, the
cider flowing in an amber stream through
a small hose. He then places the business end of the hose in your mouth—and
goes away.
Just like Kids again.
A Chicago despatch says: "A discovery which, it is claimed, solves the
problem of circumventing old age, has
just been made public by Professors
Joseph R. Hawley and Alexander C.
Wiener, of the Chicago clinical school.
The return to youth, it is asserted, is
produced by hypodermic injections of
lymphatic fluid of animals, practically
young goats. The discovery waB made a
year  ago and  subsequent  secret   de
monstration of its efficiency are asserted.
At one of his experiments at the school
Dr. Havley administered hypodermic
injections of fluid from the lymphatic
glands of a goat to a dog known to be 14
years eld. The dog waB watched can-
fully for two months, and at the end of
that time the animal was as lively as a
A number of human beings it is said
have been experimented on iu Chicago
in the same way with the same results.
This Hit the Point.
"Every line in a . ewspaper," says an
exchange, "cost something. If it is
for the benefit of an individual it should
be paid lor. If the grocer were asked to
contribute groceries to one who were
absolutely unable to pay for them, he
would refuse. The proprietor of a newt -
paper must pay for all the fiee advertising if the beneficiary does not, and j et it
is not of the hardest things'to be learned
by many that a newspaper has space in
its columns to rent and must rent to
live. To give away or rent at anything
less than liv-n^; rates would be as
certainly fatal as for a landlord to
furnish tent free."
Leland House
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.        VANCOUVER   B. C
WIMI.   HAMILTON,   _?__iO_?-
CARQILE HOUSE, ashcroft.
Is now under new management and has been thoroughly renovated. Culin*r
department unsurpassed. The Bar is stocked with choice liquors and cigars and
will be in charge of experienced men.   Every convenience for commercial men.
FRED H. NELSON, - - - Proprietor.
J. H. Ci€inents,_<::::_iB^ ashcroft
Ivillooet Mail orderje carefully- attended to. •
Will (live nillions Away.
In line with current remark's regarding disposal of millionaires fortunes
comes the following news from New
The London correspondent of a morning paper quotes Mr. Andrew Carnegie
in an interview as saying, in answer to a
question regarding the disposition of his
fortune of $200,000,000: "I intend to
distribute my wealth., reserving only a
provision against any anxiety for the
future of my daughter. She will not be
a great heiress. My time will be sperit
in searching out good objectp, both in
America and Great Britain, and in writing."    ________
_m:_br,c_E3:^___tt tjlilo-R,.
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.
WM. B. BAILEY & CO.     -
Storage & Forwarding Agts
Consign your goods to our care.     We settle railway charges and forward to
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY & C<>
A West Virginia mail carrier contractor in the early days was frequently reported to the department at Washington
for delays in getting the mail over Cheat
Mountain one winter. The department
threatened to rescind the contract, and
here is the letter it received:
Sir—If the gable end of hell should be
blown out out and rain lire, smoke and
melted lava for forty days and nights it
would not melt the snow on Cheat
mountain so as to get your d—n old mail
out on time.   Yours truly,
J. A. Trotter & Bro.
That settled it. The department had
nothing more to say. In the postmaster
general's office the letter was framed,
hung up, and presented as a relic of
terse and vigorous official correspondence.        _	
Dear Aunt Sal lie: What is a sure cur,
for freckles? Mary.
Ans.—Remove the freckles carefully
with a putty knife, soak them in salt
water over night, then hang them up in
the smoke house, in a good strong smoke
made of sawdust aud slippery elm bark,
for about a week. Freckles thus treated
never fail to be thoroughly cured.
N. de Kevser
Manufacturing Jeweler, Watchmaker and Optician
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 fret*
in the-most scientific way.     Spectacles and eyeglasses eent on approval to n>t
ponsible parties.    Tell distance you can read the smallest newspaper print ami
age.   We will guarantee satisfaction.   Repairing department a specialty.
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday
All points in  Cariboo—Monday.
LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and FridaY.
Through and return tickets at reduced rates.    Special conveyances furmihed.
Head Office:   ASHCROFT, B. C.
Ivillooet, B. C
STJ J: S _J_=aiB_33  FOB   TT,
_* -_r__3j_. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, MAY 26, 1899.
_.        .^Crow's Nest Enquiry. .
i-'_J'   i
Ap Ottawa despatch says the report of
[Mr. R. O. Clute, commissioner appointed
Ito enquire into the Crow's Nest Pass
[railway trouble, in connection with the
[death of Charles R. McDonald and E.
iFraser of New Glasstow, N. S., was presented to parliament.
Both men worked for   Messrs.   Mann
i& Kennedy, at Mann's camp,   about 80
miles west of the Seventh Siding, which
'at that time, the end of the track.
The men only worked about a fortnight.
> They got $1.75 per day.   Fraser had f6.-
35 coming to him, and McDonald   $5.35,
the   remainder   being  eaten   up  with
board and other expenses.    Both   were
taken ill with diphtheria.     Although a
doctor could have oeen brought without
much trouble, and the men isolated and
.cared for on the Bpot, this was not done,
but they were removed, with   the   thermometer 13 degrees below zero,   on; an
|Open sleigh, to the Seventn Siding,   and
•put in a box car   . McDonald  died  between 10 and 11 at  night,   and   Fraser
between 1 and 2 in the morning.
Commist-ioner Clute says that, while
medical attendance could have been got
in the first instance, at Manns camp,
and again at Bullhead during that terrible journey, and in the deplorable
condition of Fraser and McDonald, yet
no attempt was made to secure it, and
from tbe very first, he adds, the men
got no ch|nce for their liveB. Me. Clute
says that they should not have been sent
forward, but, if they were, they should
have been properly cared for. This
duty devoied upon the company and its
officers^. There was lack of temporary
finished dressing and made his way from
his sleeping apartment through a shower
of sparks. It was soon impossible to
move through the dense smoke filling
the uppei flat, and therefore the personal
belongings of the family, mostly contained there, were an almost total loss.
Mrs. Mclnnes lost valuable jewelry and
governor Mclnnes all hisjprivate papers.
Mclnnes places the figure at $3,000 and
he has no insurance. Down stairs the
conditions were much better and for
nearly an hour the work of the removal
of furnishings proceeded. The massive
piano was saved and even the telephone
was taken out without domage.
Ivillooet, B. C
A clever _aot of Lord Rosebery's is
being repeated. At a dinner, not long
ago, some one asked the ex-Prime
Minister what memory waj. "Memory,*
replied Lord Rosebery, "is the feeling
that fteals over us when we listen to our
friends' original stories."
Carev Castle Burned.
Victoria, May 18.—The fire which
completely destroyed Carey Castle, the
official residence of the lieutenant-governor, this morning, was the fourth th?t
haBOceured during Mr. MclnneB' occu-
pency, all from the same cause—a defective flue. Attempts to remedy the
defect have been made, but without
success, the age of the chimneys no
doubt causing many weak spots. The
fire was discovered by the private secretary, who heard the cracking of flames
in the attic and telephoned for the brigade, but the old house burned like tinder
and the firemen could do little. Lieutenant-governor Mclnnes had time only
to get out with the clothed he had on.
The amount of insurance carried on
the property was $12,000 of which $40,000
was on the furniture. The value of the
building and contents is placed roughly
at $25,000. The building destroyed was
built in 1859. by G. H. Carey, for the
crown colony of British Columbia at the
cost of $36,000. It was first occupied at
the government house by lieutenant-
governor Kennedy who succeeded
v. governor Douglas. The castle was designed and built by Fred Walter Green,
'xhe ball room, the only saved portion of
the building was added to the main
building by governor. Seymour in the
early sixties.
The provincial executive met this afternoon to consider the question of providing a residence for the governor, but no
decision has yet been arrfved at.
A later despatch says that the occupants were all up when the alarm was
given, but governor Mclnnes had  not
"In announcing the collection," remarked the pastor, "I shall repeat that
he who giveth unio the poor lendeth
unto the Lord, only adding that the
Lord has no use for brass buttons, except as m^ni-mtos of tne donors."
"That boy of mine," said the angry
father is just a natural born fool." "Of
course," retorted the neighbor, and
there was that in his tone that made the
father want to climb the fence and go
after him.
The board of License Commissioners will sit
at the Court House, Lillooet, B. C.,on the 15th
day of June, 1899, to consider the following applications :
W. F. Allen applies fof' a renewal of his hotel
license for the premises known as the Pioneer
(Hotel in the town of Lillooet.
Duncan Fraser for hotel license, for the premises known as the Excelsior Hotel in the town
of Lillooet.
Daniel Hurley for a renewal of hotel license
for the premises known as the Victoria Hotel,
Chief License Inspector,
West Lillooet District.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room  free.
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson. '
Business established 1863.
Notary Public,' Accountant and
A-ining   Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
j. s_?o:E__3"_r.
Wholesale    and.     Retail   of   Light
and Heavy Harness.
Saddles, Vehicles, Saddlery Hardware, and
Harness Leather.
Quotations by mail forwarded on application.
412 HASTINGS ST., Vancouver, B.C.
Genera,! Merchandise and
Miners Supplies.
.A.. TJ_F,_FO_E^ID-
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 vou came personally.
Wholesale and retail dealer in
Hay, Grain, Chop
J. t>t51A,  OLv^t      • •        • •
Agent for E. G. Prior & Co., agricultural implements.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
"OF B.C., LTD.
Our Specialties:
__Z____yCXiOO_?S7 33 c.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
And be sure that each Cigar is branded, otherwise they are not genuine.
They are not only made of the Choicest Tobacco but are of home manufacture, and
should be patronized by all good citizens.
123 Water Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.
exj~ ZEEE. __3_E^_HjQ?^I?.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
FancY Goods, Tobacco, etc
l_ou.te to all EaBtern Polnta.
Fewest Changes,
Quickest Time
Through First class Sleeping Cars and Tourist
Sleeping Cars to St. Paul, Montreal and Toronto
without change.
The Dining Car Service along the line of the
C. P. R. is unequalled anywhere.
Connections at Vancouver
With Steamer lines for
For full information as to rates, time, etc.
apply to the nearest ticket agent, or to
District Passenger Agent, Vancouver, B. C.
MINERS' SUPPL1LS a specialty.
Tin Shop in connection.
Lillooet, B. C.
Have in stock all kinds of
Dried Lumber, Finishiu..
Lumber and Mouldings.
All   orders    will    receive
prompt attention.   Write iu
prices or apply at the yard.
Established 1862.
R.F.Anderson &C
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils, Stoves and Tinware. Miners steel, Picks
Shovels, etc.
The Bridge river mail will leave on
Tuesday, June 6th.
Dr. Sanson will be in town next week
on hiB regular visit.
Major Burnet has been ill for the paBt
week not being able to leave the house.
H. Taylor and D.  McLeod  left   town
Wednesday morning going to Lytton.
The 24th was celebrated in town by
several horse and footrace a by a number
of enthusiastic sports
Miss Delina Letalien will leave for
Kamloops on Saturday where she will
remain for some time.
A couple more ore cars were brought
in this week and will be shipped up to
th"e Bend'Or mine the first of the week.
W. J. Abrecrombie intends making a
trip to Bridge River and may leave tomorrow. He is interested in Beveral
very good properties on Cadwallader.
Ward Bros, who have been whipsaw-
ing lumber at the Bend'Or camp all
winter came down Thursday evening
having finished their contract. Tbey will
leave for New Westminster in a few
A horse race took place yesterday
afternoon between D. Hurley's horse
" Bulger" and a horse owned by Felix
Marshall. The former won with ease.
Several dollars changed hands, the Indians backing Marshall's horse.
The fine weather has about set in and
from now on warm days will be had.
Although the days are warm in Lillooet
we can always depend on the evenings
being cool. As a health resort Lillooet
can come up to any town in the interior.
Alderman R. B. Skinner of Vancouver
arrived in town last evening coming by
way of Lytton and well remain in this
vicinity for a few days. Mr. Skinner is
interested in several good properties and
has shown his confidence in the district
by expending his money and opening up
Several days ago four men went into
the Chinese restaurant and had an oyster supper und gave the chinaman an
order for the sum of $1 on our worthy
M. P. P., who accepted and paid the
order. The whole affair was done as a
joke and the man who paid the order
does not think so, and has posted notices
giving them to a certain time to dig up.
The results will be known later.
t> f
Arthur Noel and Cnas. Diamond returned last Saturday afternoon from
Bridge river, having got all the machinery to Sucker creek and well on the way
to the Bend'Or mine, and at the present
time the last load will have gone forward
from Sucker creek. The Indians who
were employed on the boats all came to
town this week and were paid off.
Messrs. Noel and Diamond will leave
again tomorrow for the mine where they
will be for some time.
J. B, Cherry, barrister, returned from
the coast last Friday afternoon.
Mrs. J. McKivor has been ill for the
past week but is now -ooaewhat better.
P. C. McKenzie arrived from Montreal
last Monday evening and is now connected with the dredge at Horse Beef
Mr. D. Fraser of the Excelsior House,
has changed his bar to the back part of
the house and makes a sitting roo n out
of the fronts	
Rev. J. E. Gardiner, B. A., will take
up his residence in Lillooet next week
and will officiate in the Methodist church
on Sunday, June 4th.
Last week an inmate of the ' 'skookum
house" spent a few days cleaning up the
streets of the town, improving their appearance considerably.
Constable L. G. Burns left last Saturday for Kamloops with a chinaman who
goes to servQ a three months sentence for
supplying whisky to Indians.
Alex Minty the B. X. stage driver is
on his regular run again between Ashcroft and Lillooet, after a trip up the
Cariboo road with a special.
J. J. Hill arrived in town late Thursday evening from Cadwallader creek
where he had been for the past few
weekB looking over some of hh claims.
Mrs. J. Preston Forde arrived in town
last week and is visiting Mr. and Mrs.
Burnet. Mrs. Forde will remain for
some time here, Mr. Forde being at present in the Kootenay.
Reports from Jack's landing says that
W. Ferguson who left town Beveral days
ago, lost his watchmakers kit while
fording the river at Mowson's and narrowly escaped drowning himself.
Last Saturday the Sunday school children had afternoon tea on tbe bench behind the town. Several ladies were present and very skillfully manipulated the
football. Games of various kinds were
indulged in.
H. E. H. Maunsell and W. Tarbutt
who spent several weeks up the North
Fork of Bridge river on a hunting trip
returned last Saturday having had considerable sport. They left for Kootenay
via Lytton Sunday morning.
J. H. Purdy and J.M. Stewart of Van
couver came in on last Fridays stage,
leaving the next morning for McGillivray creek. Mr. Purdy owns some property adjoining the Brett group which he
is now doing assessment work on.
Smith & Bryson, general blacksmiths,
Ashcroft have just received a carload of
Giant Chatham wagons, consisting of
light, medium and heavy. Every wagon
warranted. People throughout this
section requiring wagons would do well
to communicate with Smith & Bryson
and they will receive good satisfaction.
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1896.  j
Mclennan, mcfeeley & Co., m
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies]
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies
Agents for The Giant Powder Co., San Francisco.
— v*
Paul Santini
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Good,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
a-__i_Nr__ii__^L   i&j&t^cdtij-I-T'
Miners Supplies.
XiiXiXiOOET, "b. a.
Branch Store at Bridge River where
full stock of General Merchandise and Mil
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialty
-_3__w__T__C OOF-
THE ASHCROFT BRANCH is the most convenient Bank for Lillooet and J
places in the Cariboo district.   Money received on deposit.^ Drafts issued and collections mas
in any part of Canada, Great Britain and the United State?.
Gold Dust and Amalgam F*ur«la*»«d


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