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The Prospector Jul 6, 1900

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Vol. 2, No. 52.
$2.00 a year.
J. F. Gibson and Jas H. S. Ro vbot-
tom left yesterday morning for Gayowh
creek where they intend doing the
assessment work on mineral claims.
F. M. Robertson, secietary of the
Bend'Or mines arrived in to«n Tuesday
evening from Vancouver and left next
morning with Arthur F. Noel for the
mines where they go to get last months
cleanup of the stamp mid. He expects
to return in about a weeks time.
Wm. Young, who is interested in the
Lorne came down from Cadwallader last
Friday and bas been in town for several
days. He reports a good run tbe past
week with the airastras which amounted over $1000. Mr. Young will return
again to the mine in a few weeks.
Ol. Rives is keeping work going
ahead in good shape at the Ample mine
and will have the large cyanide plant
in full swing in a very short time now.
Quite a number of men are employed
and at the mine they have a large quantity of ore ready for the mill. Men are
also employed building a bridge across
Cayoosh creek to replace the one put in
by the company, and which was washed
out at the recent flood. Several eastern
parties who are interested will be here
in a few days to look over the property.
Messrs. F. S. R.ynoldi Oliver Harvey
and C. R. Djxat of Ashcroft visited the
Anderson Lake company's mines during
the past week and spent a couple of davs
looking over the properties. Tne ten-
stamp mill will start up for the months
run as soon as some alterations found
necessary are completed. About 180
tons of rock has been crushed so far by
the mill, the rock being found of a very
satisfactory grade, but owing to trouble
in the mill, a large percentage of
loss occured in gold, over fifteen pounds
of quick silver having heen sent over the
plates during the few days the mill run
and with it much of tbe fine gold
from one of the batteries that was
partially cleaned up so as to reset the
dies, a dozen or more nuggets, averaging
from $3 to $7 were taken out.
Mr. John Marshall who has been at
the mine in an official capacity for the
pist two months has, now that the mill
iB completed has resigned his position
and at the present time Mr. W. E. Brett
iB in charge wii,h H. Hodge a* head mill
We learn that the company are arranging for an increase in their capitalization so as to provide a treasury stock
and have made arrangements with the
owners of the Ruby and Diamond claims
lying below and adjoining the company's
property, for their purchase, aud will at
once put in the second ten-stamp for
which the building was built, and the
mortar blocks are in place, eo that in
ninety days time we may expect to hear
the noise of twenty-stamps, dropping on
McGillivray creek.
The ledge shows up remarkably well
in the different levels, gold showing
across tlie face of tlie ledge, in the lower
tunnel about 300 feet iu and nearly 200
feet underground. The ledge is at thiB
point from ten to twelve feet wide and
all carrying gooa gold values.
Lillooet celebrated in right royal
style and the flags flying from all the
flagataffs and private houses displayed a
ptetty sight and showing the patioiism
of the citizens. The weather for a few
days was of a rather disagreeable quality,
but Monday and Tuesday were all gone
through wi h an occasional short shower.
The first day was devoted to athletic
sports and the contestants made good
showings. Tuesday the second day was
devoted entirely to hori-eracing although
in tbe even in _ a tng-oNwar between the
whites and Indians took place which
no doubt caused more excitement than
any other item on the programme. Alter
several minutes haul pull the Indians
got the best of it and puhed tbe whites
over the line.
On Tuesday evening a dance was held
in Santini's halt which was well attended and everyone enjoying them
selves. The music furnished by Messrs.
Uren, Hautier and McNeil was much
Following are tbe winners in the
different contests.
1 Boys foot race, under eight years—1st Joe
Williams, 2nd Fred Arthur, 3rd Win. MeKnlght
2 Boys foot race under 10 years—1st Stanley
Marshall, 2 Joe Copelaud, 8 Bertie Uott.
3 Boys foot race, under 15 years—1 Jack Marshall, 2 Stanley Marshall, 3 Bertie (iott.
4 luoyd amateur toot race--l Tommy Spelman,
2 Frank Riley.
(V 7f»yd»3 legged foot race—1 Spelman and Lee,
2 Phair aiut McKiver.
fi 2iK)yd amateur foot race—1 Artie l'hair, 2
7 Prospector's race—1 Tommy Spelman, 2
Harry Bridge.
8 'i mile amateur foot race—1 Artie Phair, 2
Felix Marshall.
9 7ftyd sack race—1 Tommy Spelman, 2 Harry
10 Running Long Jump—1 Artie Phair, 2
Harry Bridge.
11 Running hop, step and jump—1 Artie
Phair, 2 Tommy Spelman.
12 200yd obstacle race—1 Tommy Spelman, 2
Harry Bridge.
13 Running high jump—1 Tommy Spelman. 2
Harry Bridge.
11 Vaulting with pole—1 Artie Phair, 2
Tommy Spidman,
15 Thread aud needle race—1 Artie Phair, 2
\V. Abercrombie.
lti Throwing the base ball—1 J. Walker, 2
Artie Phair.
17 Bicycle race—A dead heat between Artie
Phair and Rod Atkins. (The pace was not fast.)
1 The Cayoosh creek pony race \i mile dash-
1 Peter's Chiloch, 2 Andrew's Dick.
2 The Lillooet stakes, \i mile and repeat—1
Tyee Jimmy's Legs, 2 Smith Aiek's Lord Lytton.
3 The Scum Scum, J4 mile single dash—1
Raspberry's Nicola, 2 Tyue Jimmy's Roan
4 The Cyclone, l4 mile slow race last horse to
win—1 LaRocheil's Foxhall, 2 Spelman's Maud
5 Consolation race, )4 mile dash- 1 Tyee
Jimmy's Waif, 2 Peter's Lynx.
6 Tug of War—Indians won.
The New Pastor.
A short time ago at the Montreal conference, an appeal was made on behalf
of the British Columbia branch of the
church for volunteer* to go out and
carry on missionary work in the mining
districts of the West. Two brothers,
Rev. T. HaII Wright, of Berwick, Que.,
pustor for thirteen years, and Rev. J.
H.Wright, of. Gaspe, pastor for ten
years, heard the appeal and decided to
go out to the new field of labor. Rev.
T. Hall Wright will leave on Thursday
lor his new charge at Michel, East
Kootenay. The Rev. J. H. Wright referred to is the new pastor for Lillooet.
An Old Timer's Death.
Tha Ashcroft Journal Barkerville
correspondent writes: John Lanyon of
Mosquito creek, one of the old timers,
who was spoiteu of a year ago in these
columns as having lived for over 30
years within ten miles of Stanley, where
a town has been built up and g ne down
again, where more than $ 2,000,000 was
taken out in a few years from Lightning
creek and yet John Lanyon never so
much ai saw the town, as he explained
it he was doing well enough on Mosquito and had ne business at Stanley.
A few weeks ago be was taken down
with pneumonia and died after a short
i. lness.	
Common for Lillooet.
The Westminister Columbian of a recent date save: A half-breed, who
is well known here arrived down
from Lillooet, yestetday, with some nice
looking ore from the surface cropping*
of a claim I e had just recently discovered
and staked out. He had the specimens
assayed at Vancouver and the result
_ave a total value of $170 per ton; $85 in
gold, and the balance in silver and
Oold Dust Stolen.
Ashcroft 5.— Tndian Jonah at his
preliminary examination before Justice
of the P«-ace Knight, yesterday, for
-tealing $513 in gold dust from C.P.R.
station at Spences Bridge, was de«-
charged for want of evidence. E. J.
Webber, the agent at Spences Bridge
who was the chief witness a_ain»t the
Indian, was then arrestad for stealing it
himself. Webber, who is a special constable, arrested the Indian the second
day after the robbery, and claimed to
have found a portion of the gold in his
pockets. This with the gold found b)
the detective near the station, makes up
the full amount stolen. Webber comes
up for examination today.
Street Car Accident,
Tacoma Wn. 4.—A street car loaded
with excursionists, coming to town fro n
South Tacoma to see the parade, went
off the track on a curve at a bridge and
was dashed down steep side of gulch.
The car landed on its top and smashed
it into splinters. Only a lew escaped
being either killed or wounded, 35 men
women and children were killed and 18
injured of the latter number half will
die. Cause of the accident unknown
but it is supposed the motorman lost
control of the car on the hill.
A Big Fire.
New York 30—Big fire at North
German Lloyds docks in Haboken, N.J.,
burned four docks ami five big warehouses, and three steamers lying at
docks. The "Kaiser William de Gross"
(one of the largest steamers ail jat) is
badly scorched.
New York July 2.—Partially Bub.
merged hulks of tbe huge North German
Lloyds steamers, Saal, Bremer and Main
lie sunken in the Upper bay and North
River, apparently thoroughly /recked.
These German merchantmen hold many
dead men within their iron sides. Eleven
charred bodies are now in the New York
morgue, taken from the deck of Stale,
and divers are expected to bring up
scores of dead men today. Forty bodies
have been recovered, hundreds are
missing and no estimate of the
number of dead falls below 200. Of
many of the dead no trace ever will be
found. Most estimates of the loss go
over $10,000,000. *
New York 3.—The list of fatalities
positively known to-night, in the
Hoboken fire reaches 102.
The water in the Fraser river isslowlv
decreasing as is also the numerous tributaries. _______
Work on the new steam bo it is progressing and it is expected I _ have the
boat in running shape very shortly.
Archie McDonald ia in the Bridge
river district looking over the condition
of the trail since the flood and will probably have orders shortly to put men to
work at once.
W. J. Gates came down from Cadwallader this week having been unwell
for some time. He is interested with
O. A. Harthorne iu several mineral
claimB of good value.
Parties will be up from Vansouver in
a few days to go up Bridge river to look
over tbe Woodchuck claims in the
interests of Lord Ernest Hamilton. Mr.
J. Dunlop wili accompany them.
At a meeting at the householders and
others at the school house last Saturday
to elect a trustee in place of A-
VV. Smith, M.P.P. whose term ex.
pired, Mr. Jas. Bell was elected to fill
the vacancy.
A rather interesting horse race took
place Thursday morning between the
Chilocoten Bay and Tyee Jimmy's Gray
being a matched race. Tne gray won
by a neck. Several bets were also made
on the result.
It is the privilege of the white man to
show his superiority to the savage by
getting gloriously—well hilarious— but
■ eps should be taken to arrest the benighted native, when he emulates his
white masters.—Kamloops Standard.
Two of the baseball boys who played
with the Ashcroft team against the Kamloops on Monday, returned home Wednesday evening and speak in the highest
terms of the treatment accorded the
Ashcroft team by the umpire of the
Parties going into the Bridge river
mines are now going by way of Mission
Mountain and up the old route instead
of by McGillivray creek. Ferries will
lie made and parties leaving town yesterday morning will go through wilh
vary little trouble.
The bus which meets the steamboat
at Seaton Lake on its arrival and departure is a great convenience to the
traveling public. The Pioneer hotel is
now run in first-class style with good
accommodation, Parcels, etc., for the
steamboat will be looked after by leaving notice at the hotel office.
John Marshall who has been manager
at the Anderson Lake Co's mines on
McGillivray creek for some time returned to town the first of the week having resigned his position now that the
mill is completed. Mr. Marshall is
heavily interested in other sections of
the district and will no doubt be actively
engaged on hia properties before long
opening up and helping to bring the
mineral resources to the front.
The War in the East.  X
The force ashore now number 10,000,
divided as follows :-3,200 British, 1,300
German*, 4,000 Russians, 3,600 Japanese
the balance comprising Americans,
French, Italian and Austrians.
Cheefoo 20.— The U.S. battleship
"Oregon" went on the rocks yesterday
50 miles from Taku, a rock went
through her side and it iB feared she iB
in a bad position.
Berlin 2.—It is stated that Emperor
William satisfaction for the death of tbe
German minister for which purpose he
has resolved to send a large force to
London 4.—Couriers who are arriving
at the seats of government of tbe Southern Viceroys, from their agents in Pekin
gives vivid but fragmentary reports of
what ia being enacted in the capital.
They report that the heads of some of
the captured legation guards were being
borne through the streets at the tops of
spears, followed by cries of "Kill the
foreign devils—Kill 1" The foreigners
were making a last stand around the
British Legation. There were many
dead and wounded, including women
and children. All were short of food.
The foreigners nevertheless, were holding out under a terrific fire hourly expecting relief. The messenger said
orders were given that since some had
been killed not one other foreigner
should be left alive.
London 6.—A story that all foreigners
in Pekin were murdered on June 30th
and July 1st at Chefoo, Shanghai and
Tien Tsin is not confirmed by official
Intense indignation is felt in Shanghai
against the supposed action in restraining the Japanese from sending an army
to Pekin immediately.
Shanghai—The Emperor Kwang Su
committed suicide on Juno 18th by taking opium under compulsion of Prince
Tuan. The Empress Dowager is reported insane from a dose of poison.
Chefoo despatches say that in view of
the summer rams it will be impossible
for the allies to advance to the relief of
Pekin before a ltumn.
Dr. Clarke expects shortly to start a
drug store in town and will commence
erecting hi. building on the lot near Mr.
A. McDonald's residence.
Wm Cameron, one of the proprietors
of tbe Lytton stage line, has been visit-
inn the coast cities the past week and
Geo. Hurley is now on the regular stage.
Mrs. H. Hodge and family are at McGillivray creek where tbey will spend
several weeks camping out. Mr. Hodge
is employed at the Anderson Lake Co's
Mr. A. H. J. Martley expects shortly
to dispose of the well-known ranch,
"The Grange," near Pavilion and with
his mother will take up their residence
in town.	
An exchange says a correspondent
sends us the following: Why are the
roads of B. C. like Euclid's first
axiom? Becauee they have length without breadth." THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JULY 6, 1900
Published every Friday.
-ITBSCRimON 12.00
Payable in advance.
RIC. A. FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
FRIDAY, JULY 6. 1900.
A wagon road to the Bridge river district is one of our greatest needs. It will
not only be a great benefit to the mines,
but to the whole of the district. The
opening up of this district to permit easy
traveling will give the farmers and
ranchers one of the best markets in the
province for their proauce. The road
will cost a few thousand dollars and the
largest portion of this will be spent in
the district, the stores, hotels and all
kinds of business benefiting thereby. .All
people residing or interested in the dist-
sbonld do as much as possible to further
the building of this road. A proposition
is on foot to send three delegates to Vic-
house to lay tbe needs of the district
more forcibly before the legislature and
with the assistance of our member
should succeed in accomplishing the
object—principally to build the wagon
road to Bridge River district at the
earliest possible time. The work on the
various claimB have proved them beyond
doubt and with primitive methods,
where the largest portion of tbe gold is
lost, are making good pay crushing up
the rich quartz. Every day new strikes
are being made along Cadwallader creek
on claims, and the miners and prospectors are faithfully doing what work
they can, but hampered by having
proper transportation facilities. The
trail has been washed out in variou-
places recently by the high water, and
travel has been stopped, parties wishing
to go in or come out have to undergo a
hard trip via McGillivray Creek.. Now
is the time when a new trail will almost
have built is to secure enough appo-
priation to construct a wagon road. Oi
course the new government have n it yet
got in to good working shape, and we
think when the facts of tlie case i* laid
before them tbey will undoubtably do
all in their power to grant the requests
of the people of West Lillooet. The
revenue to be derived from the opening
up of this the richest free-milling district
on the continent, will in a very short
time exceed the cost of the construction
of good wagon road. We hope eve yone
will assist in advancing our dues in respect to the Bridge river wagon roa 1.
Britain In a Fighting flood.
New York Tribune.
Great Britain means to take advantage
of this war for the militariz ng, so to
speak of the whole nation. Every man
who enlists for South Africa now becomes a soldier, and adds to the effective and expert force Great Britain will
henceforth have at call in case of other
need. The great righting race of the
world is getting its fighting blood up
and putting itself Into fighting trim.
In another column will be found a
notice from the Pavilion postmaster in
reference to mail matter found in the
way mail sack. Paries in town and
along the road should use that the
proper amount of postage is on their
mail before leaving it for the way sack.
We have heard complaints fr. quently
about mail being lost, and on enquiry
we learn that it has been left at some of
the hotels or with parties to be handed
to the stage diiver. In most cases the
mail is forgotten and the postal employees get the blame. In the case at
Pavilion a'l mail in the way sack i*
.taken out and forwarded with tbe Pavi
lion mail and tbe postmaster to oblige
p irties, often makes up the deficiency in
the postage so as to insure its delivery,
and the matter having become an epidemic he has decided to enforce the rules
of the post office.
The water in the Fraser river which
has Leen at a great height for tbe past
week, is not decreasing and tbe settlers
and others along the lower Fraser will
no doubt suffer considerable before the
high water is over. The recent heavv
rains and excessive heat has melted the
mountains of snow that is in the interior.
Many believed that there was very little
snow last year, but prospectors and
others coming in from the hills report
abundance of it. On tbe mountains in
sight of town the peaks are all snowcapped. If the heat of the past few-
weeks continues it will keep the water
up and will also increase it.
Thanksgiving Day having, in the opinion of the clergy, lost the characteristics
of a religious festival intended to attach to
it.another scheme for its observance was
put forward last week at a meeting of
the Anglican Synod in Toronto. This
was in form of a metion adopted at the
instance of Rev. Provott Macklen, "that
a select committee appointed to join
with other religious bodies in bringing
the matter to the attention of the Dominion Government, with a view to having a Sunday proclaimed as the day of
gen.ral thanksgiving, and tbe Monday
fol|pwiug as a public holiday.
The Conciliation bill which Hon. W.
Mulock will introduce nil be on the
lines of British Board of Conciliation,
which has worked well in the interests
of labor for several years past. It is
proposed to establish a permanent tribunal, which will be vested with all the
authority the dominion can give to the
matter which is largely provincial. A
commission will be appointed by the
governor-in-council by a bill to make
effective a court of arbitration.
The Hamilton Herald independent,
says: "British Columbia people should
be proud to have such a distinguished
Canadian as Sir. Henri Joly app tinted
as lieutenant-governor of the province.
There is no man in public life in the
Dominion . who is more distinguished
than he for personal probity and chivalry and a high sense of public duty."
Commencing last week all mining
transactions in Toronto takes place on
one mining exchange, the last call on
Standard Mining Exchange having taken
place on Saturday. The name of the
new exchange is Mining Branch ot the
Board of Trade. Tne consolidation, it is
thought, wil) materially strengthen the
confidence of mining investers.
The Dunsmuir cabinet, was completed
last week, and from all appearances
seems to have given satisfaction all over
the province. The ministers are all
capable and practical men and tlie
different department will receive careful
attention in their hands.
Ex-Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnes will
re-enter public life, and has not yet decided whether dominion or provincial. It
is quiet probably that he will contest the
district latel) vacated by his kon.
Dr. Mclnnes, ex-lieutenant-governor
endeavors to ,'explain his position in
reference to the late political crisis in
a t-n-colum letter to the Vancouver
West Lillooet can show some of tbe
best indications both surface and underground that can not be beaten by any
mining camp in the continent.
The Egyptian government has asked
the powers of Europe 'to consent to the
issue of about £1,750,000 sterling and
new debt bonds.
Tbe total imports into the Orange
Free State in 1898 amounted in value to
abot $5,950,000 and the exports to
Increased Consumption' of Tobacco.
When Queen Victoria began to reign
the tobacco consumed in the United
Kingdom showed an average allowance
of about 12 ounces for each inhabitant,
against a weight of 2 pounds in the pres
ent day. The increase is so great that
in the last financial year the Custom
House cleared nearly 9,000,000 pounds
of tobacco more than it did during the
preceding year.
C. Schoull of Tunis, has discovered
that the beard is simply a "happy hunting ground" of baccilli. He has proved
it upon the guinea-pig whom be has
inoculated with the "material obtained
trom beards and moustache.," with result, distressing to the guinea-pig, and
alarming to those who had been in more
or less contact the beards and moustaches aforesaid
"There'sanother difference between a
genius and a lunatic."
What's that?"
"A crasy person never wonders where
he is going to get his next meal."—Indianapolis Journal.
Daily Tourist Cars
Tuesdays and Saturdays
Thursdays to
k    k     k
Fred. H. Nelson, Proprietor.
Sample Rooms for Commercial Travellers. Livery Stable in Connection.
Bus meets steamboat for guests to and from Anderson Lake
and Bridge River points.
Hotel Victoria
XiIXjIjOOET, 33. C
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished throughout is the only firs*
class hotel in Lillooet. Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
stopping at tbe Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with the hotel. Headquarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
O   0   9   9   O   O     CHARGES   MODERATE.     9   ®   O   ®   6   «
alex. Mcdonald,
:f:r,_§_s:e3:k. & bull, _?_=e,03?s.
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Stage leaves Lytton every Tuesday and Saturday morning for Lillooet, returning next day.    Special trips made.
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY     -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B I.
Trains pass Lytton as follows:
East Bound, West Bound
19 23 Imperial Limited ,.0 47
16 29 Kamloops Local 11 P6
Pamphlets furnished free.
A. G. A. P., Agent,
Vancouver, B. C. Lytton, B.C.
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
' XPJ-TVXXiXOlir, 13. G.
Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates.
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Post Office and Telegraph Office in connection.    Freight teams plying once a
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
W. CUMMING, Agent, Lillooet B. C.
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.
Storag-e & Forwarding Agts
Consign your goods to our care.     We settle railway charges and forward to
estination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILE Y A CO
Advertise in
The Prospector
Read by every miner in the district.
Subscription Price $2.0Qperyear.
Now let Baden'-Powell be feteO
Mufeking is libev.aieci i
i.itue ••Bobs" wa= iiot belated—
He liau llsu 1 tu_ ante wilh care;
And now in tne jubilation
'1 imt transports me liri.isb nation,
tiive us due conguuulaiiou—
;Tlie -alluuians we're there'"
Thus the. morning papers head it,
And oul Juhn Bun wuen lieieau It,
i.lied, '"Us greatly iu their credit,
In the glory tfiey muse suarisi"
Auu he loiu wltb satisfaction,
How our g.tiMiii unitary section
By foi'Cea uiareh got nuo actio..;—
"Tile UalladlaUS were t.iele:"
Then Her Majesty, who listened,
While her eyes wall pleasure glistened
Though the tears therein imprisoned
^Sue was sitting in nor cImii>
In her queenly prior ai.sing,
Answered—"John, us not surprising,
You might wen i.ave been suiniisiug—
'•Tne OailUlallS were, tneie!"
"i^or throtigho.it tliis war I've noted
These t.:aiidulitiiM kaUki-cOaitid,
'Jo my erown and cause devoted,
Are in eviuenee everymierc:
You will hml those laus oi mettle
Whcresoe or ihe UlUSKels rattle,
Heading, alter eveiy oai.le—
"A'lie Canadians were there!"
'•True," said John, "they're simply splendid
Br.uii and henri a.,d music Dienu.u—
Aud 1 li twigei wneu lis elided
Aud the Marshal's bugle uiare
O'er a new redeemed Pieuiria
Wnere beneath you-sway, v_<itoi' a,
Freedom slags i.e- Ijci Gloria,
"Tiie (JuuaUl-hS w.u oe mere!"
—J. \>. lieilgough.
Why He Wss Submersed.
At the conclusion oi Hie  service  the
minister   ot   a   certain   lk.n-c..multilist
Church in England vtent down the aisle
at) was hiB unvarying cubIoui,   to meet
the strangers in li.e  congregation.     "1
don't iinnk iou are   a   member of   our
church," said he to cue us   he   warmly
shook liia hand.
"Ao, .ir," replied the stranger.
"Weil, you will not think me unduly
curious it 1 ask   to  vUiat denomination
you belong?" asked t'ie niiiusier.
"I suppose," lespoiiUed the othei,
'•I'm really what you might call a bub-
merged Presbyterian."
"A suuuierged Piecbyteriau,"exclaimed the minister, "1 should be glad it
you'd explain."
''Well, I was biought up a Presbyterian, my wile is a iUeihcdiet, iu\
eldest daughter ia a Baptist, my ion ie
the organist at a Unitarian church, my
second daughter sings iu u ChUfcii of
Euiiland choir and my youngest goes lo
a Congregational Sunday si uool."
"But," said n.e minister, aghast,
"you contribute, douulle*s, to some
"Yes, I contribute to all ol them;"
was the answer. "That's what auo-
lnerged me."
A remarkable   will   in   the   form   of
idoggeiel verse was probated in Philadelphia the other day.   The documents disponed of an estate valued at $ 1,200 of  a
n.an by the   name   of   William   White.
The will was drawn  on   July   29,   1896.
and disposes of the estate to the  widow
in the following unique line*:
"All my earthly goods I have in store
1 have to my beloved wife, Aeliers;
And g'ne ail freely without any limit,
Aa tnis is in) will from ibis very minute.
l>y way of a pre^x.
Sue is mi executrix."
Young; Canada.
A good story is told of Lady Minto's
visit to an Ottawa school rectsutly. S:ie
asked permission to ask the pupils a lew
questions. Site chose as her topic the
war iu South Aiyca, and asked why tlie
English were not successlul at first.
"Because there were no Canadians
there," aiwuentl liule Jonnny Si.ith.
The answer eo pleased Her Excthency
that she made the teaciier promise she
would give the pupils a naif uo iday
some day.
At the examinations in the Victoria
West school the oilier day a lad of ten
was asked:
"What is the history of Canada?"
And the youngster ausweied:
"The history of ihe earth."
" The Berlin correspondent of the Daily
News sends particulars of a delightiui
case which has just been tried at Belgrade. The editor of the Star there
published a humorous poem illustrating
the loves of the ancieut Greek god .
His paper was. in consequence confiscated as being ' disloyal to religion." Ihe
poem was read aloud, and though "none
could deny the satire applied to Jove,
Venus aud Mercury," the wicked editor
was found guilty. Extenuating ci cum-
stances were, however, adnii tad— t ie
offended gods being"only Creek deities"
—and the editor was let off with five
A prim relic has just been presented to
-\ San Frai Cisco museum. It is a "back-
cr<4teller," once the properly of the wife
• if a F j an chit f, which ia made from
th» leg bone of a missionary who was
<illed and eaten by these ialantWe earh
in the century. Tne late owner inherit
nl tbe item from his grandfather, but
nis newly-wedded wife would not ptr-
mit him to keep in the bouse an article
u ssesFed of Btich gruesome associations,
and so it was Bent to the museum.
The Paris Matin states that a woman
in Sicily named Granat has achieved a
c mplele iamily record. She has 42
children, having twice presented her
husband with quintuplets—the first
time five boys and the second five girls
—and constantly with triplets and quadruplets. All lier children are, alleged to
be living and healthy. The record wa«
previously held by Sally Shiver, of
Georgia, U S., with 27 children.
Nine volumes of newspaper clippings
of tlie daily reports of the Molineax trial
New York, hwye heen prepared for the
attroneys for the defence. Each volume has 20') pages and each page is a
foot loug ami three columns wide, which
makes a total of 4,08?,400 words or a
ttrip a column wide and over a mile in
Notice is hereby given that application will
be made by the Vancouver Northern and
Yukon Hallway Company to the Legislative
Assembly of the Province of British' Columbia
at its next session for an act extending the
time within which the company may complete
its undertaking, aud confirming andextending
the powers to the company therein, and enabling the said company to extend its line of
r dlway from some point at or near the city of
Viincou er or some other convenient point
on tlie shore of Burrard Inlet, to some
point on the north or south side of the
Traser river at or near the City of
New Westminster, and changing the name of
the company by inserting the word •' Westminster " alierthe word "Vancouver" and
conferring such other powers as may be necessary to fully and completely execute,
carry on and operate the said undertaking.
Dated this 7th day of May, A.D. 1900.
Solicitors for Applicants.
MINERAL Af T, 1896.
[Form F.]
Monarch and Welbind Vale mineral claims
situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of
Lillooet District, located on the left bank ol
Cayoosh Creek, near Ample mineral claim.
Take notice that I, Geo, T. Itives, agent for the
Toronto-Lillooet Gold Reefs Company, Limited.
Free Miner's Certificate No. 20,556B, intend,
sixty davs from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of the above claims. And further take
notice thafaction, under section 'XI, must be
commenced before tlie issuance of such Certificate .oi Improvements.
Dated this 11th day of May, 1900.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Kussel Wire Fencing.
CLINTON. B. C. 13r_r»cli ot LlUooat.
VANCOUVER; - - - - B. C.
Dealer in Waieliep, Diamonds, Jewelry and 0| t cal poods. 0 tir repair department is unexcelled for fine work.
Leive your orders with the postmaster
who will have it attended to as well as if
you came personally.
Anthony & Robson,
.    (Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863
Manufacturers of all kind of
None but the best material used. Miners or
prospectors sending in orders will receive
prompt attention and satisfaction guaranteed.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
General Herchandise and
Miners Supplies.
**■    _______________________________^_______
J. M. Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
Properties Bondeo
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All points in Cariboo—Monday and Friday.
LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and Friday.
Forks of Qnesnelle and way points—Monday.
Through and return tickets at reduced rates.    Special conveyances furnished.
Head Office:   ASHOROFT. B. C.
Don't Forget the Ashcroft Tailor
I have just received direct from Scotland the best selection of Tweeds, Worsteds, Serges,
Pamings in the Interior.   Satisfaction guaranteed.
THOMAS McCOSH, Merchant Tailor, Ashcroft, B. C.
Our Specialties:
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"The Bow-legged Ghost and Other Stories,'
With an intro-
d notion by
greatest poet,
James whit-
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hum o rouB
■ketches, verse,
facetious paragraphs ana colloquies. A book
that will not
disappoint the
reader, at it
enters a new
and heretofore
field of humor.
A book to be
read aloud and
enjoyed among
your friends. Contains "The Bow-legged Ghost,"
T'When Ewa Sang First Bass, "The Man Who
Couldn't Laugh,'r "Possible Titles of Future
Books," "Selling Locks of Hair," "No Woman, No
Fad." "Society Actresses," etc., etc. This first
edition bound In cloth, printed on extra fine
paper, and absolutely the best humorous book published. Wort- $2.50, mailed postpaid for il.oo.
Order at once. Send for our new special Ulns-
trated catalogue mailed free. Gives you the lowest prices on all good books.  Address all orders to
rabilihert and Kuratectsrtri. AkrOU, Ohio.
(The Warner Company is thoroughly reliable.]—Editor.   ,
Canadian Pacific Navigation Company.
PAr>  rt|_cl#_ Steamers for Skagway and Alaska points leave Victoria every Wednesday
rOl   nl da ltd.   evening and Vancouver every Thursday at 1 p.m.
Steamers for B. 0. Northern Points leave Victoria and Vancouver weekly.   Regular steamers
tor all Britisli Columbia points.   Particulars 00 application. C. S. BAXTEU, G. 1*. A.
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.        VANCOUVER   B. i)
"W_v_C. II-VIfc^ILTOlsr. _?_=ao_?
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room   free.
, Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLlVRAY    Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.    Stable in con
Lillooet. B. C;
Notary Public, Accountant unci
A-iniriB  Broiler,
Reports on Mining Properties.
<|      LOCAL NEWS       g[
R. Meant was very ill the past week,
but is now slightly improving.
F. B. and G.  G.   Rebagliati   both of
Lytton spent a few days town this veek.
Dr. Sanson returned from Clinton
Monday afternoon after an absence of a
Dr. Clarke visited Lillooet last week
returning to Ashcroft again on Sunday
Canada has been awarded first prize
for the display of timber at the Pari?
Rod. Chisholm was in from his
ranch at High bar thit week visiting lite
many friends.
W. Merritt Brandon went up to McGillivray creek Wednesday morning to
be absent several davs.
Dr. F. S. Reynolds and Mrs. Reynolds
left for Ashcroft by the Lytton stage
Wednesday morning.
The Kamloops base ball team defeated
the Ashcroft team on Monday, the score
being twenty-two to fourteen.
Ten pack horses loaded with supplies
left for the Bend'Or mines the first ol
the week by McGillivray creek trail.
H. J. Keary spent a few days at the
Fountain the first of the week and reports business as being very good.
Several people were in the calaboote
the past week and a number of others
are receiving lesions on good behavior.
Mrs. Thos. Gillis and brother, J. Mc-
Niel and A. F. Hautier were visitor to
town from Lytton for a few days this
A number of the Bridge river men
have returned to tbeir labori after the
past week in town enjoying metropolitan life.
A new store and stopping place is being fixed up on Cadwallader creek and
the owners expect to have everything in
shape shortly for the accommodation of
"Pete" Sherwood came down from
the North Fork last week and left for
Ashcroft Saturday morning, and with
"Joe" Russell went to Kamloops to
spend the first.
A large number of Chilcoten Indians
are having their annual gathering with
the Bridge river tribes near Tjauchton.
A number of them were in town ior the
Dominion Day celebration.
Notice.—The postmaster at Pavilion
wishes lo inform all parties in Lillooet
and way points that any letters or mail
matter of any kind found in the way
'iag without postage utamps will not be
f rwarded. Signed Pobtmastbr, Pavilion.
Mr. H. S. Southard returned Monday
evening from Oadwallailer where he
had been for the past couple of week*
looking over mining properties. Mr.
Southard met with an acciuent on the
way out which delayed him some and
was compelled to lay up in the campt
for a few days. He is very much pleased with the mining outlook and may
take hold of some properties shortly.
Fred JoBeph, jr., and JameB Watkinson, of Foster's bar, spent a few days in
town during the first.
Oliver Harvey, C. R. Doxat, George
Ward, Miss Reynolds and MisB Ward
were passengers on the stage to Ashcroft Tuesday morning.
Chas L. Case, who mined for some
time on tin North Fork and is interested in some good copper properties, returned this week from Quilchena where
he has been for the past few months.
Mies A. B. Ward and Miss E. I. Reynolds who have been spending the past
few weeks in Lillooet and vicinity with
Dr. Reynolds and Mrs. Reynold?, returned to their hornet at Ashcroft Tuesday morning.
Mr. Gaynor, a well known prospector,
and who is interested in some good
properties in the Bridge river district,
returned from a several months trip to
the Kootenays. He will leave for
Bridge river next week.
W. H. Slipper left by tbe Lytton
stage the firBt of tbe week for Vancouver
after a couple of weeks in this section.
Mr. Slipper is interested in mining properties and will return again shortly to
look over the district more tnoroughly.
Rev. T>. W. Scott, Methodist minister,
left on Wednesday's stage for Lytton
and will proceed to Trout Lake City
where he has been placed by the Conference. The Rev. Mr. Wright will
arrive this week and will bold services
on Sunday.
The legislature is to meet on the 19th
of this month for the transaction of
Hon J. H. Turner and Hon. D. M.
Ebertt were both returned by accumulation at the bve-electiont last week.
S. A. Rogers and Jos. Hunter mem-
bert-elect for Cariboo went down to the
coast last week. They are both supporters of the Dunsmuir government.
Sir. Henri Joly, L'eutenant-governor,
received a warm reception on his arrival
at Vancouver. The Mayor and a large
number of prominent people were at
the station and welcomed Sir. Henri to
tht Pacific province.
The writ has been issued for tbe by-
election in East Lillooet to F. Soues
returning officer; nomination will take
place on July 5th and polling on July
12th, Hon. J. D. Prentice will likely be
returned without a contest.
A political picnic was held at Mission
city last week being the gathering of all
the committees and supporters of the
Hon. Richard McBride. This was the
first opportunity the constituents had
of meeting their member since the
election. Dewdney is now represented
by a cabinet ministers and the reception
the Hon. '"Dick" receives shows in
what high esteem he is held by his
An Ottawa despatch states that M. E.
Bemier, M. P. for St. Hyacinthe, was
last week sworn in as minister of inland
revenue, in succession to Sir Henri Joly.
Among local politicians yesterday general regret wan expressed that the position had not been given to a British
Columbian, the continued ignoring of
the claims of this province to .cabinet
representation by the federal authorities
causing general dissatisfaction.
R. E. Goanell was Yesterday anpoiniet
private secretary to Premier Dunsmuii
and will enter upon his duties at once.
Mr. Gosnell was provincial librarian am
private secretary to Hon. Mr. Turner u]
to the advent of the Semlin-Martin gov
eminent. _____
Ex-Lieutenant Mclnnes was requested
by a number of people in Victoria to
oppose the Hon. J. H. Turner in Victoria. He replied to the effect that it
would be undesirable to oppose ministers. He says that the unsettled state
of the province demands that they be
not opposed. He blames the Ottawa
authorities for having by "an wholly
unwarranted exercise of power," tied
his hands for the past nine months by
refusing to allow him to interfere with
his ministers. Had things been otherwise, he says, the unsettled state of
British Columbia politics would long
sjnee have been ended. The Victoria
liberal association have drafted a resolution to Ottawa protesting against the
dismissal of Mclnnes and say they will
not give official reception to the new
Dissolution Notice.
Notice Is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore existing between James B. Uren and
John G. Mitchell, carrying on a general blacksmith business,  at Clinton and Lillooet, has
this day been dissolved by mutual consent.
Ail accounts against and all debts due said firm
will be settled by Stuart Henderson, Ashcroft.
June 11th 19(H).
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1895
Mark Dumond
t •
Ashcroft and Lillooet.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
And be sure that each Cigar is branded, otherwise they are not genuine.
They arc not only made of the Choicest Tobacco  but  are  of  home   manufacture,   aud
should be patronized by all good citizens.
123 Water Street. VANCOUVER, B C
Lillooet, B.C.
Manufacturer of all kind of
None but the best material used. Miners or
prospectors sending in orders will receive
prompt attention and satisfaction guaranteed.
Wholesale and Eetail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' anil Lumber Supplies.
Agents for The Giant Powder Co., San Francisco.
Paul Santini
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dr}r Good,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc
a-EIsr_B_ER;-A_XJ    2s/LttToGXKA.2<Trr_
Miners Supplies.
I.IX.IiOO_33T, ~B. G.
Branch Store at Bridge Biver 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.
Our guaranteed security plan is a popular and profitable policy to the assured.
It will p<y you to see our rales and diffeient plans before taking out a policy.
WM". HOLDEN, Inspector, Vancouver. THOS. MoADAM, Provincial Manager.
John Hawley
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First class mining properties handled.


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