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The Prospector 1899-08-18

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Vol. 2 No. 6.
$2.00 a year.
The  Plant Now In  Working Shape.—Water
Turned on Last Week.
The above company through Mr. H. S.
Southard the manager, have secured one
mile and a quarter of ground across the
river from ||the Fountain about 9 miles
from Lillooet. The hydraulic plant is
now in position and the water was
turned through the pipes the first of the
week and everything is in good shape
for working. The company though
operating on a small scale at present
will enlarge their plant later on to wash
the rich banks in that neighborhood.
Although the present ground is sufficient
to keep them working for a number of
years and fiom the rich prospects will
undoubtedly prove a success. Mr.
Southard has done exceptionally good
and substantial work and in the short
time of sixty days actual work had tbe
ditches dug, flumes built, cable bridge
built across the Frasei river, pipes laid
and monitor in place and water turned
From the head of the ditch to the
monitor the distance is about 3,000 fee:
consisting of ditch and flume 18x24 in'
to the top of the hill and the pipe line
1,000 feet joins and goes down almost a
perpenduclar bank about 300 feet to the
bridge. The stand pipe is 9 inch and
the remainder 7 inch, ana provided with
the necessary air valves to prevent the
pipe from collapsing when it becomes
The bridge is a very unique affair ana
is a fine piece of work. Stretched across
the Fraser river, a distance between the
two towers of 365 feet, are two % inch
crucible steel cables, guaranteed to support 50 tons weight, well anchored on
botn sides of the river. From these
cables hang % inch cables at a distance
of a few feet apart, and to which the
floor of the bridge is bolted, being three
feet in width. In the center of the
bridge running clear across is a box in
which the pipe is laid, the box will eventually be covered in, allowing one foot on
each side to walk on. The weight on the
bridge with the water in the pipe is less
than ten tons, so no fear need be entertained of too much weight on the bridge.
To prevent any swinging from the wind
several guys have been put at both sides
and the box in the center of the bridge
will keep it in steady motion from going
up and down. At the farther end where
it is anchored to the cliff, a tunnel has
been driven about 14 feet through which
the pipe goes on to the monitor and access to the bridge is obtained.
The bridge all through is well constructed and Mr. Southard is to be congratulated on his work, as it was no easy
job to first get the cables across the river
running at the rate of 30 miles an hour.
On the construction of the bridge only
6 Indians wereemployeu who could speak
very little English, making Mr. Southard's work very difficult, and those who
have never undertaken such a proposition with green hands can realize the
trouble a man would have, and it is
doubtful whether Mr. Southard would
* like to do the same thing over again. No
white men were employed, not caring to
risk crossing the river at that time and
working on the construction of the
bridge. The bridge was finished foot by
foot and during the whole work only a
email piece of cable and two wrenches
were lost showing that every care was
taken. John Bobeling Sons & Co., of
New York, supplied the cable and Armstrong & Morrison of Vancouver supplied the pipe and other material.
About 200 feet 18x18 inch riffle boxeB
are in place and quite a hole has been
made in the side of the hill with the
water, so as to place the monitor and
have a better chance to wash down the
banks. With a four-inch nozzle with
about 300 foot head the water tears down
the bank with ease, tbe monitor throw
ing the water over 200 feet.
The water now used is taken from 9
Mile creek where there is plenty for the
company. They have also water from
11-Mile creek, which will betaken across
the river next year at the upper end of
tbe property on a single cable. The
probabilities are that next year Mr.
Southard will have three monitors at
work, and at present is running night
and day with the one on hand.
Mr. Southard is well pleased with the
way things have gone and ie confident of
the result- of the working. At the start
considerable dead work will be necessary
before the actual washing commences of
pay gravel. Parties who have worked
this ground all speak well of it and at
the present time when panning excellent results are obtained.
Several years ago two attempts were
made to get water across the river near
11-Mile creek and failed. The proposition then was a single cable and from
this a hose was hung, but when the
water was turned on the pressure was so
great that the hose burst. The man in
charge left the country and one of the
company then undertook to do it a..d
succeeded in getting the water across for
a short time and the* hose burst again.
The owners di.-couraged let the ground go
and Mr. Southard last spring comii.g
from the east with the inten-
ion of going to Peace river was informed of the ground and the attempt to get
water on it. He visited the ground and
spent a few months prospecting it aid
being thoroughly satisfied, secured the
lease and returned to his home in Bradford, Penn., and with his friends made
arrangements to take the water across
the river and to work the ground. He
returned in May and with confidenoe
aud hie practical manner has succeeded
in carrying out his intentions in first
class shape in every detail.
Portage Creek.
Donald Fraser and Charles Burns returned to town Thursday evening after
spending a couple days at Portage creek
staking claims. The claims staked were
discovered by an Indion Joe Paul who
brought some of the rock to town a few
davs ago. Portage creek is a small
stream near Anderson lake and about 23
miles from Lillooet. The creek runs on
top of the ledge and on both sides of the
creek the bank is heavy timbered and
underbrush. The water being high at
present the ledge is hard to get at, but
in a few weeks time can be easily reached. Rock taken from the ledge looks
first rate and the chances are that the
owners have a good thing. The claims
are in a nice position to get at, the location being excellent for working. Only
two claims "have been staked so far as
tbe ledge ia covered with debris.
Mr. A. Lochore was in town Thursday
on a business trip.
Mose Foster went down  to the slide
this week to work on the wagon road.
An ice cream social will probably be
held in the Methodist church shortly.
O. A. Harthorne  is  camped  on  his
claim the mother lode, on Cadwallader.
George Lasher expects to go on a hunting trip this week to be absent several
W. H. Miller, C. T. Diamond and J.
Russell left last evening for the nigger's
cabin on Oayoosh creek to fish.
Miss Marsden has returned from the
coast to Pavilion after her holidays and
has commenced her duties at the public
A hunting party aroexpected to arrive
shortly to go up the North Fork of
Bridge river. " Tyee .limniy " will act
as guide.	
A pack train leaves todav for Bridge
bs foi
Sucker Creek.
river with supplies for A. V. Noel at the
Bend'Or   mines a__v John   Collum  at
The committee in charge of the baseball team should take steps to remove
drunk men from the ground while they
are practising.
John R. Williams, R. Terry and A.
Richey went up the first of the week to
prospect in the vicinity of Cedar creek
running into Anderson lake.
Quite a few men started up the lakes
this week on the new strike being made
on Anderson lake. Not having returned
on authencity can be placed on the strike
although very rich float and samples
were exhibited on the first report.
A party of fishermen who were preparing to go out last evening were very
much riled over several mishaps that
occurred. They secured the buggy and
left it standing on the road, hay and harness inside the gate. Everything in
readiness they started after the horse
but on their return the harness had disappeared and blue streaks—all same
lightning.— where shooting from the
vicinity of the fishermen. The horse
was tied up and search was made for the
harness, on their return with the harness, the horse had disappeared. One
fellow stood guard over the luncheon
and liquid bait while the others searched
for the horse, finding him a short distance away. They finally got started
vowing vengeance and telling who waB
not going to have any fish on their return. 	
Cayoosh Creek.
MessrB. Fox and Montgomery of Toronto and J. Hawley of Vancouver arrived in town* last Saturday evening and
went up to the Golden Cache next morning. They are the principals in the syndicate which is doing the work on Cayoosh creek, and who will  most  likely
take over the Golden Cache property.
The company .trough their superintendent Colonel Rives have secured the
Ample, Whale, Monarch and Gladstone
claims, and are at present excavating
for the mill site and preparing to build
a tram line from the claims ti the mill.
Prof. Montgomery the mining engineer,
will investigate theclaims'.thoroughlyon
his visit. They will spend a week or so
there and will arrive in town thiB
Seaton Lake Trail.
A couple bridges are out on the trail
leading around Seaton lake and it is impossible to travel the trail. Parties with
horses have to either turn back or go up
over a steep dangerous mountain to get
around the break. The road superintendent is away at present and may not
be back for a few weeks, and the break
will probably have to wait his return.
In tl e meantime people traveling this
way will have to put up with the inconvenience. The government have nice
arrangements ra the repairs of roads and
trails. It is necessary for the road superintendent to await orders from Victoria after he sends in his report of tl e
work before he can proceed. Probably
in a case of this kind he might have power to make the repairs, but he may be a
hundred miles away from Lillooet this
week and know nothing about the break
in the trail.	
The  Horsefly.
Manager Ward of the Ward Mining
Co. of Horsefly, wearB a pleasant smile.
He is getting out gold by the pailful, so
to speak, $2,000 to $3,000 daily. He was
a passenger down on Monday's stage en
route to San Francisce on a business trip.
He had all kinds of gold nuggets by the
handful, some 'he size oi wallnuts nuts,
valued as several thousand dollars, and
a glass sealing jar, the ordinary quait
size, full of fine gold about tne size of
wheat. He reports that this quart of
gold was taken from two pans. This
mine is now undoubtedly one of the richest in the world.
The school teacher was Bick yesterday
much to the joy of the juveniles.
A baseball team is being organized on
the rancharie west, of town. The Prospector wishes them success.
"Bones" retnrned to town yesterday
bringing with him his Ciilocotin winnings which consists of a couple of fine
horses. His eye sight is considerably
Glenn & Richardson are doing their
assessment work on the Mable fraction
adjoining the Bend'Or mines. The Al-
hambra owned by these men is looking
first rate with the recent work done and
promises to become one of the mines of
the district.
R. &.W. Cumming have added to their
flour mill a plant for the manufacture of
Graham flour and can now supply that
article to customers in ten pound bags.
W. Cumming of Lillooet will always
have a supply on hand and the Lillooet
people who wish to have it will call
$i3o A TON
Is What the Quartz of the Lorne Group Averages With an Arrastra.
The cleanup of the Lorne arrastra for
the week ending last Saturday amounted
to about $800. The material being put
through is the fine ribbon quartz taken
from tbe ledge recently opened up. the
cleanup for tbe last three weeks amount
to over $2,000. The arrastra will beclean-
ed up every Sunday.
D. Hurley returned last Saturday from
a trip to the Lorne group of claims on
Cadwallader and is much pleased with
ihe prospects of the claims. The ledge
has been stripped for about fifty feet
showing it up fine. A shaft about 15
feet in depth has been sunk and the
ledge is fine all the way. The rock being
put through the arrastra is taken from
this ledge and enough quartz is in sight
to last some time. One ton of rock a day
is being put through and from this it
averages over $130 a ton. Mr. Hurley
who is interested in the property will go
up again in a couple of weeks.
Chinese In Coal Mines.
Vancouver, Aug. 11—The Provincial
Government _ prompt aciion to safeguard
the interests of white wage wo ker. in
colleries lias given very great satisfaction
here and in Nanaimo. At first it was
thought that the decision of the- Privy
Council re the employment underground
of Chinese in collieries meant that while
miners had suffered a severe reverse,
but happily such amendments were
made to the Coal Mines Regulations Act
last session as to enable a Government
friendly to white labor to effectually
prohibit the employment underground
ot Chinese or Japanese, notwithstanding
Federal veto or the Privy Council
To Write Up B. C.'s nines.
British Columbia's mines, says the
London, England, correspondent to the
Toronto Globe, " have not up to tho
present received as much attention as
they deserved in London, but the signs
that better times are coming. Not very
long ago the Economist had a series of
letters upon them, but these, strange to
say, attracted little or no notice. This
week another " special " sails with the
intention of writing them up. This is
Mr. J. W. Broomhall,'aa well known London authority on mining subject., who
was the founder of the West Australian
chamber of mines in London. He will
represent the Financial Times, the leading financial daily and The Statist, the
well known weekly authority on monetary matters. He will be accompanied
I am informed by an experienced mining engineer."
The Laurier Government is accused of
extravagance and piling up a national
debt that will make our children howl in
the distant furure. Let them howl !
Laurier aud the rest of us will be dead
by that time, and cannot be held responsible.—New Denver Ledge.
A gentleman recently returned from
Ottawa tells the Winnipeg Tribune that
British Columbia may be given representation in the cabinet at no distant date,
and the likely man is Hewitt Bostock. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1899.
P*MI_h*_ .very Friday.
WB-CRIITION      . ''~--\ •      ■      •     $2.00
Fayabl. in advanc.
R1C. 'A. FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
The richness of the Biidge river district ia without doubt.     Piejudiee alone
by the majority of mining  men   have
done more to keep it back than anything
else. Work has been going steadily on for
a couple of years uespite this and the
disgraceful transportation facilities, and
the owners of claims have shown up
wonderful ledges of   large free milling
quartz.   One company have at present
a ten-stamp mill in readiness and a run
will be made shortly.   On another claim
the owners have been working with an
arrastra  and lust year did fairly well.
This year with more development the
owners have  done  exceptionally well,
averaging over   $100  a day with this
primitive method  of   mining,  pnttine
through about a ton of rock a day. With
work on a larger scale and proper machinery the claims on   Bridge River will
yet startle the world.
admit Dreyfus innocent if there waa any
doubt, the prisoner shouted again,
"Why don't you then?"
At this there was another outburst
of applause.
M. Casimir Perier then rose and dramatically demanded to be confronted
with Gen. Mercier, in order to deny
some of his statements.
Col. Jouauste ordered that court be
adjourned until Monday, at 6:30 a.m.,
for the confrontation, and as Mercier
turned to leave the court the audience
rose en masse and hissed and cursed him,
those at the back of the court standing
on chairs and benches in order to better
howl him down.
Soo Pacific Line
Lillooet district should not be overlooked by the minister of mineB in
gathering his mineral exhibits for the
Paris exhibition. In other parts of the
province representatives aieat present
miking arrangements for the exhibit.
They might make a trip to this section
and secure some of the finest specimens
ever exhibited in tne world.
A. Henderson M. P. P., for New West
minster has accepted the portfolio of
attorney-general ai.d the date ot deletion
has been fixed, nomination on Tuesday
22nd, and election on the 24th. There ar*'
rumors of his return being oppo.ed,
but it is get er.il opinion that he will go
in by acclamation.
Dreyfus Trial.
The proceedings of the court-martial
before which Dreyfus is on tr'al opened
at Rennes last week. Dreyfus entered
the court with a firm step, though his
features were pallid. He is partly bald ;
what hair he has is gray, and is eroded
short. He answered the formal questions of the judge as to his name, age,
etc. in a clear, determined voire. He sal
facing the judge, with his hands resting
on his knees, an impassible figure. The
trial opened as far as Rennes is concerned, In an atmosphere of perfect tranquility.
The second public session of the court
martial of Dreyfus opened at 6:30 this
morning with practically the same
formalities as on Monday. On Dieyfus
being shown by Col. Jouauste the document found in the lining of his waistcoat tby a penitentiary officer, the
prisoner admitted keeping it as a souvenir
copy of the bordereau; he admitted this
camly and without a trembling voice.
Then he listened quietly to the reai'ing
of Doctor Ran.omes* report of Major
Carrierer, representative of the government, which occupied about teh
A stirring scene closed the session.
Gen. Mercier had spoken nearly four
hours in ruthless denunciation of Drey-
fas, who had listened unmoved until
Mercier concluded by .aying that if he
had not been convinced of the guilt
0- Dreyfus and if the latter's conviction
had not been fortified since 1894, he
would admit he had been mistaken.
Dreyfus jumped to his feet as though
the words had galvanized him into life,
and shouted in a voice whi .h resounded
through the court like a trumpet note,
"You ought to say so now."
The audience burst into a loud cheer,
whereupon the ushers called for silence
but when Gen. Mercier replied he would
Lillooet Baseball Notes.
So well pleased with the outlook on Hearing Lillooet were two of our young men
that they looked carefully over the ranch-
arie this side of town, with a view to settling down in quiet contentment for the
balance ef their days, but changed their
minds when the gang came along and
began to guy them. Now they say they
only stopped to look over the curious
architecture, the water and light supply
and the plumbine.—Ashcroft Journal.
Made Himself Disliked.
. Surrounded by a crowd of several hundred rersonti, William Waldorf ABtor
was burned in effigy at New York last
week. Mr. Astor recently became a
British subject by naturalisation.
Joseph William Burr, of the town
of A-hcroft, has been appointed
government agent at Ashcroft, deputy
district registrar under the marriage registration act, registrar under the marriage act, mining recorder for the Yale
mining division of the Yale electorial
district, assessor and collector under the
assessment and revenue tax acts, for the
Lytton, Cache Creek, and Hope-Yale
polling divisions of the Yale electoral
district, and collector of votes under the
provincial voters act, for the west riding
of the Yale electoral district, vice William Dodd, Btich appointments to date
from July 1st, 1899.
Hon. Dr. MeKechnie and Mr Ralph
Smith, M. P. P. ,are at Victoria interviewing the government about the Privy
Council deci.ion relating to Chinamen
working in coal mines underground.
They want the government to promise to
re-enact legislation for the protection of
the miners. If the government decline,
they s^y there will be a huge mass meeting at Nanaimo to take steps to keep the
Chinese out ot the mines.
Days Across the
Continent by the
The fastest and best equipped
train   crossing   the
Trains leaving the Pacific
coast Tuesday, Thursdays and
Saturdays connect at Fort
William with the palatial
lake steamers "Manitoba,"
u Alberta " and " Athabasca"
across the great lakes.
For full information as to time, ratts, etc.
also copies Of Canadian Pacific Ry., publications apply to any agent C, P. K., or to
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent, Vancouver, B. C.
W, F. Allen Proprietor.
f\     7f\    7K    7K    7SI
First Class Hotel in every respect.     Accommodation
for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably furnished,     ommercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the]
Pioneer Hotel.   Large sample room.
^     ^_»
7V\    7f\
Headquarters tor the B. Cr Express Stages.
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.
Hotel Victoria.
I_I__X.OO_I_T, 33. C-Vi
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. Headquarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
O    ®    O    fit    0    0     CHAHGES   MODERATE.     O    <S    tt   9    tt    0.
2D. FRASEE"  _?_E.O_?_
LILLOOET, - - _ ii
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
" There's th. smartest little woman
that ever took hold of this servant girl
problem," said the old gentleman, pointing with pride to his only daughter.
" How's she going at it?" Getting up a
popular song to idealize dish-washin'."
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Mi ers Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc.,-Wire Cable
and Russel Wire Fencing.
A writ was served by the World on
the Province laBt Saturday for libel. The
Province accused the World of faking a
despatch purporting to come from
Seattle anent the alleged saying of U. S.
Consul Dudley, over the seizure of
Canadians fishing boats.
That was a wise school boy who, when
the master asked, " Why waB it that his
great discovery was not properly appreciated until long after Columbus was
dead?" promptly replied, "It was because he didn't advertise, sir."
J. C. Shields of Ashcroft arrived at
Kamloops last week with five men and
commenced the erection of a saw mill
and sash and door factory. The mill
will coBt $35,000 and will have a capacity
of twenty-five thousand feet per day.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
As soon as the Lillooet-Lytton road is completed we will run a through stage
from 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 ft
Our Specialties:
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
FancY Goods, Tobacco, etc
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
l?_VVI__I03Sr, -B. c.
Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates.
«*.-_,«&     <_r_3I_T_---EaA.I-   STO-R-E.     <%     '3* , ■**
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 and forward to
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY & Co THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET. B. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1899.
T«M Of His Own Death. .
.-•'_« t.
A despatch from Buffalo says:
Hunt, who was declared to be legally
dead by the surrogate eight years ago,
and who disappeared from Buffalo 20
yean ago, walked into surrogate court
lively and imperative in hit queries as to
whether or not he was dead. Hunt is
about 60 years old. He is of stout bdilu
and his physical indications are that he
will live a long time if he escapes trolley
cars and mad dogs. He created considerable consternation in the surrogate's
office by bis questions. " You're dead
to all intents and purposes. You can't
hold any property; you can't take out
a bank book; you cant even go as a dead
head to any place of amusement or on a
train; you can't vote and you can't go
into caucuses; you are incapable of committing a crime, and being punished for
it. If you should violate the ordinances
Of the city and be arrested, tbey cannot
punish you for it. For you are supposed
to be dead, and the court of appeals has
laid down the law that you are officially
and legally dead, to all intents and purposes."
CARGILE HOUSE, ashcroft.
Ia now under new management and has been thoroughly renovated. Culiner
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.
Educate Uncle 5ai
Oanada ought to stand the expense of
\ railway into the Yukon for the sake of
educating the United States and Great
Britain.   All  this   country's   troubles
with the United States originate in the
belief  that the American market and
American good-will are the essentials of
onr  national  existence.    The United
States reaflv believe, that trade between
older Canada and the Canadian  gold-
fields in the Yukon is possible only on
terms to be dictated  at Washington.
It ia Canada's taunden duty then to educate the United States out Of this error
and to build railways to as to prove that
this country can establish her ow.i trade
routot, without help or favor from the
government at Washington.   The United States is acting at pretty nearly every
ether nation would ictif it thought that
a neighbor wat at itt mercy. The fundamental American error it tbe belief that
Canada cannot deal  with the Yukon
through her own territory, and it it Canada's duty to remove tbe error.—Toronto Telegram.
"Itf a shame," said the summer
boarder, "for you to watte to much
land on that pig pen, when you might
tarn it into a beautiful lawn." " Nay,"
replied the farmer, who knew his busi-
nits. " The pen ii mightier than the
award."     .
The little yacht was becalmed, and he
suggested that she whistle for the wind.
* I'm afraid to," the replied. " Why?"
he asked. "I can't tell what you'll do
when I get my lipa all puckered up,"
she answered. " I won't do a thing,"
he promised. "Then I wou't whittle,"
she retorted.	
Mist Maude Spencer of Leeds, Eng.,
hat broken her engagement with George
A. Randal, a young engineer, and secured $250 damages in a breach of promise suit, because her lover returned her
letters, with the errors in spelling and
grammar corrected in ink.
_tyI_E3_E^CH:_A.-lSrT   T_A.I_E.O_R.
Tweeds, Trouserings, Serges, Winter Goods, etc
Call and inspect our stock,
ng and cleaning a specialty.
Good workmanship and moderate charges.   Repair
Orders by mail or express punctually attended to.
MINERS' SUPPLILS a specialty.
Tin Shop in connection.
A Good Business
A first-claes salesman wanted to represent us in Lillooet., B. C. and vicinity for
the sale ot liardy fruit trees, ornamental
trees and shrul-s. i
Over 600 acres under cultivation. We
prow varieties of stock especially a^apt-
td to British C'lninbin, all stock accompanied by Government certificate of inspection, and guaranteed free from blemish of any kind. Write for terms to the
N.B.—We have other ttrritor.es not
coven d, applications solicited.
1899 PROVINCIAL 1899
Under the auspices of
The Royal Agricultural & Industrial Society of B. C.
will be held at
New Westminster
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, - - B.C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room  free.
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. 8teveneon.
Business established 1863,
post o_r_rio_s s_?o_=a_3_.
General flerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
October 3, 4, 5, 6.
$15000-11. PRIZES-$I5000
 TTSi-m —
and Contractors
Sole agents:
M. Beatty k sons Dredging Machinery.
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
0_?_3-15r TO T_3_.fi- WO-RXiID
The English doctor who unsucces.fully
claimed that his name was his own, and
that he was entitled to restrain the vendor of a patent medicine from using the
name in ah advertisement, carried his
case into the Court of Appeal, but again
without success. That court has found
that a doctor whom name has been used
without bis authority in an advertise-
me_t o puff tbe .ale of a medicine has
a^cauMi of actio i, either for damages, < r
Air an injunction unless the publication
i d.famutory, or injures him in his
property, business, or profess on.
Friend—Bow do you like your new
teacher, Freddy? Freddy—I don't know;
I haven't misbehaven yet.
A Round of Pleasure for Four
Whole Days.
Horse Races.   Bicycle Races.
Champion L.icrosse.   Naval and
Military Sports.   Aquatics.   Gyr...
it liana.   Baseball.   Football
Band Tournament.
Magnificent Illuminations.
Grand Concerr e cli evening.
Special attraction at the New West-
minslerOpera House.
Monster Excursions from all points at
greatly reduced rates.
For special features see small handbills.
No entrance fee charged for exhibits.
EXECUTIVE-His Worship Mayor Ovens, T
J. Trapp, W. J. Mathers, Geo. I). Brymner, R. F.
Anderson, Alderman J. F. Scott and Alderman
M. Sinclair.
For Prize Lists, Entry Forms, and full particulars, writ' to
President. Secretary.
W. H. KEARY, Commissioner.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLIVBAY   Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.  Choice
liquors and cigars.
Ileadquartersior stage.    Stable in connection.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
And be sure that each Cifar is branded, otherwise they are not genuine.
They are not only made of the Choicest Tobacco but are of home manufacture, and
should be patronised by all food citizens.   .
m Watsj Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.
Contractors for the design and construction of complete stamp mills, concentration,
clornation, cyanide and smelter equipments
Peterboro Ont., and Vancouver, B. C.
J. M. Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
Properties! Bondeo:
Vancouver B. 0
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All points in Cariboo—Mondaj\
LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and FridaY.
Through and return tickets a. reduced rates.    Special conveyance, furnished.
Head Office:   ASHCROFT, B. C.
N. de Kevser. ashcroft
Manufacturing Jeweler, Watchmaker and Optician
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, Eyeglasses, Field and Magnifying
Qlasees, 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 can read the smallest newspaper print and
age.   We will guarantee satisfaction.   Repairing department a specialty.
Leland House
Corner of Halting- and Granville Streets.       VANCOUVER  B. G
wm. ii_-.___i___?02sr, _?aao_?. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 1809.
J. R. Williams left Tuesday morning
(or a trip to Cadwallader.
The baseball boys occasionally get in
and practice looking forward to the
match with Ashcroft next month.
Mrs. Wm Cumming is spending a few
days fit Pavilion Mills visiting her sons.
Wm. and A. A. Brett will shortly tak.
up their residence in D. Sutherland's
The past week Lillooet has had
abundance of rain and one would almost
imagine they were on the coast.
The Sunday closing law it strictly in
force in Lillooet and the boys are compelled to secure a ''Micky" Saturday.
A social scrap took place Monday
evening on the Main street and as usual
the man who hail the best jag got the
worst of it.
Fred H. Kinder has purchased the
steamer Minnehaha from Fred Apple-
yaid and will hereafter run the boat on
its usual trips.
Mrs. D. Sutherland left for New
Westminster Tuesday morning by stage.
Mr. Sotherland is now employed in that
I Chi'drens service will be held on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. in the Methodist
church. Collection in aid of Sunday
Robert Hamilton, manager of the
Wm. Hamilton Mfg. Co., at Vancouvor,
left this week for a business trip to
Peter bore, ont.
W. G. Manson and party of hunters
were camped near Dickey's ranch this
week preparing for their expedition to
the North Fork.
D. Fraser has been fishing considerable
the paat few days and has succeeded in
landing some nice trout. Dan is an expert fisherman.
Geo. Hurley arrived last Saturday
evening from the slide with four passengers, Prof. Montgomery, J. Hawley,
Mr. Fox and J. Merritt Brannon.
J. Amess and P. W. Mackenzie mov.d
down to the dredger Tuesday morning.
The dredger will start work as soon as
the water permits, at present it is too
high to do anything.
E. 0. Jones arrived on last Fridays
•tage from California and left next day
for the Bend'Or mine to take the position
of amalgamator at the mill. He is a son of
Mr. Jones superintendent of the mines.
J. F. Gibson, foreman of the work
on the Bridgr river trail was in town for
a day this week getting supplies for the
camp. They are still working a little
above Jack's landing.
The Chinamen mining across the river
near the bridge are moving their sluice
boxes across the wagon road and will
work the ground this way and also the
hill side. They are no doubt making
good pay as they stick to their work
pretty close.
E. 0. Delong the blacksmith returned
last Saturday from Bridge river where
he had been for the past week. He is
interested in the Sucker creek hotel and
ferry and was up on business in connection with the ferry to be put on at
that place. He reports everything as
looking first rate along Cadwallader.
J. M. Mackinnon and Mr. Wood arrived in town on Monday evenings stage
and left next day for the Bend'Or mines
in which Mr. Mackinnon is largely
interested. Mr. Wood is representative
of The Wm. Hamilton Mfg, Co., goes up
to put the remainder of the machinery
in place and be on hand when the mill
is turned over to the Bend'Or company.
In another column will be found the
ad of the Royal Agricultural Society announcing its annual exhibition to be
held at New Westminster, October 3rd
4th, 5th and 6th. The managers as
usual are doing their utmost to keep up
their reputation of holding the best
exhibition in the provinces. Athletic
•ports, horse racing etc, will be held.
The Indiana at the Fountain rancherie
have horse racing every Sunday afternoon Quite a number of Indians attend
and the races are interesting.
The Ashcroft annual fair which takes
place September 26, 27, 28, will no doubt
be up to its usual standard. Why the
Ashcroft-Lillooet baseball match should
draw a crowd alone?
From reports received the dates of the
New Westminster fair and the Clinton
races conflict. Arrangements no doubt
will be made to change the date of the
race meet at Clinton.
Mrs. Robert Cummings of Pavilion
left Tuesday morning for New Westminster to visit her mother who has
been ill for some time. Miss Hutchinson who has been visiting with Mrs
Cummings also returned to her home at
The public school opened last Monday
morning after the midsummer holidays.
Mr. J. Merritt Brandon is the new teacher and comes well recommeded, also having a B. A. Under bis charge the scholars
should advance and at the Xmas holidays the results will no doubt be noted.
The case against Bistfnger &Co.,at
Victoria charged with an infraction of
the Game Act, in attempting to ship
twenty-three thousand deer hides out of
the province was dismissed. Five thousand were pickled. The magistrate held
that, under the act, the company were
within their rights, but the law badly
needed amendment. The company, it is
alleged, have fifty thousand more hides
ready for shipment.
The Ashcroft dang.
Tne Committee of Safety Ashcroft.
Group of flim-flammers who accompanied the baseball team shadowed all
the time. Hard cases but they couldn t
get their work in here. Description
agrees with yours. Three tall and one
short man. The short man you designate
as the lawyer, we sized him up as a cross
between a pugilist and a parson, dark,
clean shaven, inclined to adipose matter
and Scotch. A smart Aleck but if he
had tried any hanky pankies on us here
his name would have been Dennis. The
three others drank everything and all
the time. One or two purses were lost
at the match but the spoons and plate
at the hotels checked out all correct with
tbe exception of a broom missing from
the Pioneer, and a little bad money in
circulation, a few dishonored checks and
a number of heads that would not squeeze
into hats. Lillooet is all right and recovering fast. Sherlock Holmes.
J. D. Lauder haa been appointed government agent and registrar of the
county court at Nicola Lake, in place of
John Olapperton. who resigned some
time ago.
R. &. W. Cumming have added to their
flour mill a plant for the manufacture of
Graham flour and can now supply that
article to customers in ten pound bags.
W. Cumming of Lillooet will always
have a supply on hand and the Lillooet
people who wish to have it will call
Fond Mother—What do you think of
little Freddie? He's the very image of
his father, isn't he? Visitor (cynically)
—Well, Freddy needn't mind that as
long as he has good health.
1899 PROVINCIAL 1899
Under the auspices of
The Royal Agricultural & Industrial Society of B. C.
will be held at
New Westminster
October 3, 4, 5, 6.
SI5000-IN PRIZES-$I5000
o_?_s2stto x:i__.e wo_a___D
A Round of Pleasure for Four
Whole Days.
Horse Races,   Bicycle Races.
Champion LucroBBe.   Naval and
Military SSportH.    Ac]uatic_.   Gymkhana,   Baseball.   Football
Band Tournament.
Magnificent Illuminations.
Grand Concert cell evening.
Special attraction at the New Westminster Opera House.
Monster Excursions from all points at
greatly reduced rates.
For special features see small handbills.
No entrance fee charged for exhibits.
EXECUTIVE-His Worship Mayor Ovens, T
J. Trapp, W. J. Mathers, Geo. D. Brymner, R. F.
Anderson, Alderman J. F. Scott and Alderman
M. Sinclair.
For Prize Lists, Entry Forms, and full particulars, writ* to
President. Secretary.
W. H. KEARY, Commissioner.
Lillooet. B. C
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining   Broker,
Reports on Mining Properties.
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.
Wholesale    and     Retail   of   t, ijjli
and Heavy Harness.
Saddles, Vehicles, Saddlery Hardware, and
Harness Leather.
Quotations by mail forwarded on application.
412 HASTINGS ST., Vancouver, B.C.
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1895.
Mclennan, mcfeeely & Co., u_
Wholesale and Retail 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.
c3-_Bisr_e]_Ee,_A.i__   is/L^^taisAJisTrr
Miners Supplies.'
__I3_X.OO__lT, _3. O.
Branch Store at Bridge Eiver where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Min
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialty.
-_3_v_>r_s: of-
THK ASHCROFT BRANCH in the most convenient Bank for Lillooet and all
places in the Cariboo district. Money received on deposit. Drafts issued and collections wade
in any part of Canada, Great Britain and the United States.
Cold X»imt and Amalgam F»_.rc-_a«_«d
Brick Block, next to Bank of B. N. A., Ashcroft, B. C.
A large and well assorted stock of New °*
Goods.    Prices reasonable.      :-:
Special attention to orders by mail.   Let us know what it wanted or what, ia
the trouble, and medicine., etc., will be promptly forwarded.
U__rDr. Clarke's office at the store.


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