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The Prospector Sep 29, 1899

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Vol. 2 No. 12.
$2.00 a year.
A party of seven men arrived in town
yesterday, bound for the Bend'Or mine,
Salmon in large numbers are running
in Cayoosh and Lake creeks.
Mrs. 1). Hurley, in company with Mrs,
Keithley, are on a visit to Ashcroft.
The weather continues simply perfect,
_jpjjth warm, bright days and pleasantly
cool nights.
A Si wash paid the penalty for overindulgence in firewater the beginning of
the week. .
Rev. J. E. Gardner will preach at Mr.
.Tansen _ house on Cayoosh creek next
Sunday morning at 11 o'clock.
Recent arrivals from the Omineca
country report the hydraulic mines in
that section being a mi-cess.
"The horn of the hunter is heard o'er
the hill." Maybe! But most people
believe it's to be found in his inside
coat pocket.
The Lytton state arrived Wednesday
afternoon. Driver Hurley thinks he
will be able to make the return trip
without transfering.
On the morning of the 26th inst. there
arrived at the home of Mr. A. McDonald
a bouncing baby boy to take part in the
great future of Lillooet.
Reduced rates to the Westminster Exhibition will be enforced on the 1st Oct.,
and tickets will hold good until the 8th.
Round trip from Ashcroft,$8.30; Lytton,
$6 90.	
Quite a severe storm was experienced
on Seaton lake, Tuesday. The fast and
commodious steamship Minnehaha got
a chance to display herself, but smaller
vessels had to skip.
More bullion came down the Bridge
river trail, Tuesday last. It was a small
chunk from the Lome mine, about $700
That is about the weekly salary thiB now
famous mine yields its owners.
On his recent hunting trip W. G. Man-
sen had the misfortune to lose "Cariboo," one of his fine collies.. The dog
was chasing a goat, when the latter
drove its horns into the poor brute, with
instantly fatal results.
C. M. Glenn favored Lillooet with hie
presence Monday. He reports everything
of a promising nature for the mines of
Bridge river, A little prompt work on
the trails is about the only "kick" the
hoy. have to register.
AX 5 o'clock last evening, when the
news came in that Lillooet had won the
base-ball game, things were lively for
a while. An ear-splitting "ha-ha" over
at the Excelsior started an echo over
at the Victoria, but when the Pioneer
heavyweight, joined in the chorus it
aroused the attention of the chief of
police, who, ratner than cause further
disturbance, had to sanction a general
liquidation all round.
A gang of men started out early this
week to put the road in shape between
here and the big slide. At that point
the work is almost completed, so that we
may hope to see through stages from
Lytton in a very short time.
There was a Kale of wind Tuesday
afternoon which played havoc with some
of the telegraph poles between town and
the bridge. For a time it was feared
that a party known to be on Seaton lake
in a canoe, had been swamped, but later
word was received of their 3afety.
Our baseball team got a general mowing down by the Lillooet barber (butcher
rather) on the eve of their departure for
Ashcroft. Sideboard, goatee, moustache,
and gome things we fail to find a suitable
name for, all fell in one common heap.
The famous Apache never looked more
desperate than did these ball-twirlers
on the morning of Sept. 26th.
E. 0. Delong anticipates a trip to his
new post office at Sucker creek, next
week. Whilst there he will doubtless
assist "Jack'* in a complete renovation
of the famous Sucker Creek Hotel. All
the modern conveniences for a resort
adequate to the dignity of the Sucker
creek gents will no doubt adorn this
famous hostlery.
Billy Young, a prospective millionaire
of the Sucker creek region, made a call
on our humble sanctum yesterday. We
knew Billy when he was but a poor
pilgrim like ourselves, but his present
rosy-hued prospects do not seem to have
materially enlarged his cranium. He
is just the same old rooster we knew iu
years gone by when times were hard ami
the glad hand of friendship at a premium
Good luck, Billy, is our earnest wish
for your future.
J. E Peppin and his brother, grizzled
old miners, typical specimen, of the
hardy old bucks who camped on this
town.ite in the early 60's, arrived in
the city last Saturday. For the paet
four months they have been prospecting
on Alexander creek. Sunday morning
they left for their homes iu Santa Clara
county,California, and with them went
quite a sum in placer gold. The old lads
seem well satisfied with this district, and
will visit us again next summer.
Ric. A. Fraser, editor, proprietor, and
general factotum of this newspaper outfit, is on a mysterious visit to the coast.
We have heard that he is after material
to enlarge the Prospector,-and we hope
such is the ci_e; hut we have also heard
that he is likely to become invlved in
matrimonial affairs before hie return.
Be careful, old man. Times have been
hard in Lillooet, and it was anything
but the best of grazing for the Prospector
for many moone. Now that the dawn of
prosperity is beginning to illumine our
10x12 shop, and the tinkle of the wary
shekel is just becoming a familiar found
to both of us, don't—don't give up your
liberty and wealth at the same time. A
man able to raise such a luxuriant growt h
of brindle-colored bristle, as you have
done, on such hard fodder as the Pro.*
pector has chewed on during the last
six months, and still keep fat, should be
blessed with brains enough to at least
keep out of the clutches of matrimony.
Some Very Plain Facts Concerning: the rtineral
Claims ot this rtuch Abused District.
Mr. R. T. Ward, of the Horsefly Hydraulic Co., who arrived here last week,
proceeded to the Brett group of claims,
on McGillivray creek, in company with
the owners,    After a careful inspection
of the property he pronounced it a first-
class proposition for a stamp mill, and
will probably take a substantial interest
in its future operation.    Here is a property that should have been operating a
mill long ago, and why it has not been
done is only gross neglect on the part of
theownere.    A free-milling ledge, 12 feet
wide, assaying any w here from $5 up into
the thousands, per ton, as this property
has done, does not need to be called a
paying proposition.    There is rock on
this group of claims whereby   a man
can make wages with the aid of an ordinary   hammer, and  some of the finest
samples we have seen in this rich district of Lillooet, have been taken from
the Brett group. Already there is tunnel
work done to the extent of 300 feet, and
all in fre -milling quartz.     Thousand*
of tone of rich'rock are on the dump,
-urficient to feed a 10-stamp mill for a
longtime; and the mine being easy to
work, with   splendid water power f.r
the mill, this property could  be put on
\\\  immediate  paying basis at a email
comparative expense.   There are some
good   properties   being  developed  and
already made pay along t e bank, of the
Bridge river,  that were, until a very
-hort time ago, neglect*d. and, by some
people, spurned as worthless.   There is
quite a change in the state of affairs today,and the change has been accomp'ish-
ed through the perseverance of a few
men—a Very few men, ii.deed—to work
their claims.     Dividends are now being
made ont of mines that were, only »
short time ago, only a source of exp nee
to the ownere.    The arrastra and mill
have wrought this change in our mining
affairs, and demonstrated the feasibility
of cheaply and profitably working the
various properties on Budge river.   In
the caee of the Brett gioup, it is simply
a repetition of other good mines in this
district—idle because there is no means
of crushing tbe ore.   To sink a big hole
on a claim and "go broke" during the
operation, has been the experience of
many good men.    It is too often the
fate of the poor prospector, and some of
them unfortunately, make matters much
worse by sitting on their dump heaps
and whistling a mournful   cadence for
the whungdoodle*8 edification.    Then
ia no occasion for any lament, even if
you have a financial shortage; a free-
milling ledge of such gold-rock as many
Lillooet men possess is second only to a
good placer mine.     Were the ores of
Bridge river of such a nature that the
aid of smelteis and roasters had to be
called on, there might oe eom«j excuse
for the present idleness of some of these
rich properties.     But such is not the
case. There ia not in the who'..: province
today, propositions of t-uch magnitude as
aie the  free-milling  mines  of Bridge
river and its tributaries, aud we make
this assertion without fear of contradiction.   Unfortunately, the failure of the
Golden  Cache mine to realize an immediate profit for its shareholders has
served to dampen the ardor of investo e
in this district, but Lillooet is now al 1.
to earn her own reputation as a bullion
producer, in a primitive manner, but
nevertheless, a profitable one. Capita)
will only be too anxious to find its wav
to these parts before long. In the meantime we are working out own future in
a legitimate way, an honest one, without
any ambition towards creating a bom.
Tne slipshod, lethargic manner in which
mining lias hitherto been followed in
this district has done as much as anything else to keep Lillooet so long in the
rear of mining progress. Now that the
practical operation of a few of our mines
has so plainly demonstrated that there
are immense profits to be derived on our
free-milling piopositions, we may confidently hope to see a better future in
store for Lillooet, and the whole district
in general.	
Our Baseball Representatives.
At the hour ef 4 a. m., Tuesday last,
the citizens of this bustling town were
rudely awakened by the enlivening war-
whoop of the Lillooet base-ball team.
A good crowd had assembled to see the
boys off and wish them success in their
tussle with the Ashcroft nine, and with
a loud cheer they disappeared in the
iarkness at as lively a swing as the big
B. X. coach could carry them. The lads
in whom we hope to retrieve lost laurels',
and in whom the fair sex of Lillooet
lias placed moat implicit faith, to say
nothing of $1.50 which the Prospector
has rashly bet on the result, are
C. DIAMOND (Captain) Pitcher
T. SANSON j First Bate
HOD. ATKINS Second Base
C. NOEL Third Base
WM. BRETT Right Field
T. WALTER8   Left Field
T. SPELLMAN Centre Field
JOE RUSSELL Short-stop
A. Phair Spare man.
Tom Brett. .. Umpire.
Accompanying the boys were the following gents, who will no doubt act as
bankers for the team should such an
office become necessary: Geo. Bell, A.W.
Phair, Wm. Downs, Paul Santini, James
Rowbottom, W. Riley, and vV. Mclvor.
In A. W. Phair we have every confidence
that Lillooet will be heard of in the athletic field. In Ashcroft the boys will
meet men as square as themselves, and
hospitality second to none.
[Special to the Prospector].
Ashckoft, B. C, Sept. 27.—In the
<|iiarter-mile foot-race, today, A. W. A.
Pnair won. In the hop-step-aud-j imp,
Phair won against a good field.
Ashckoft, B.C., Sept. 28—The baseball
game was won by Lillooet. Score, 19
t. 11.	
Daniel Hurley arrived from the Lorne
mine, Tuesd.iv, with a most satisfactory
account of the latest cleanup. The won-
dernil showing of this property will woik
a lasting good to the Lilhoet district.
From unc> rtainty we are now facing the
uoet pleasing facts as regarde gold mining in the Bridge river section.
The happiest, man in L lionet, Wednesday last, wa. Mr. J. S. Bell when
he heard that his athletic pupil had
won both the quarter-mile race and the
hop-step-and-jump. If there had been
a pole-vaulting ma'ch then Phair could
have shown himself at his best trick.
Some Bridge River Mines.
W e are able to report very gratifying
news of Cadwallader creek camp, as on
all the claims on which development
work is being done, rich ledges have
been found. On the Alhambra claim,
owned by Messrs. Glenn and Richardson, a continuation of the Lorne ledge
has been discovered, the rock being very
rich with visible gold. This property is
now under option to Mr. J. M. Mackinnon for the sum of $20,000. Besides
this property the Mabel fraction, next
to the Bend'Or, and owned by the same
gentlemen, is under bond to J. M. Mc-
Kinnon for the sum of $3,500.
Mr. Harthorne is running a ditch
down to his property, preparing to sluice
his claim. He is confident be has some
of the best properties on the creek. E.
J. Taylor is at work on tbe Woodchuck,
and is fortunate in having struck a very
rich ledge of free-milling gold quartz.
Mr. Tom Reed and S. Gibbs are working
on tbe Maud S. fraction; a strong ledge
of gold-bearing quartz has been uncovered on this claim, and the owners are
hard at work tracing the ledge by making open cuts on the side hill. The ledge
is already traceable some hundreds of
ffcet, and will undoubtedly prove to be
a valuable property, the quartz being of
the same nature as that of the Lorne
group. Mr. Jim Brett is working on the
Gold Farm group of claims, with good
The continual sound of blasting, the
busy hum of men working around the
arrastra, and the roar of the feend'Or
stamp mill in the distance are some
signs, we think, that the future of this
mining camp is assured; and it only remains now for the government to expend
a little money on the improvement of
.rails to make Bridge river in ning camp
one of the most prosperous sections in
British Columbia.
The clean-up at the Bend'Or Mines
last week amounted to $14,000, and the
clean-up of the Lorne arraetra still continues to average $100 per day.
The miserable wet weather that has
prevailed all along this section, has given
place to beautiful hot weather, amply
repaying 6'-. for the cold and wet endured the p-evious month, and enabling
"dr. John McCollum, the jovial proprietor of the Sucker Creek Hotel, to fill hie
barn with well-cured swamp hay, besides
rising a good-sized hay stack as well.
We bear that it is the intention of Mr.
McCollum to convert his property into a
.ownsite, and to have the place surveyed
and ihe lots put on the market at once.
There is no place so suitable for a town-
site, being within two miles of the Forty
Thieves group and five miles of the
Lome group, and for scenery it cannot
be surpassed.
Meandering on the outskirts of the
town last Frid.y, we espied acaValcade
of horse, headed by a couple of gentlemen
attired in buckskin fringes, and heeled
with all the accoutrements of war. As
they were heading for this metropolis
we joined in the procession, and were
informed that it was the nucleus of a
great hunting expedition just returning
fiom the North Fork of Bridge river,
under the guidance of W. G. Campbell
Man-on and hi. able assistant, James H.
S. Rowbottom. They were accompanied
by the progenitor and financier of the
•Mitfit, Mr. A. Minis, who seems to be
thoroughly enjnint. himself.
The Pemoeriou mail started out last
Published every Friday.
Payable in advance.
B1C. A. FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
The removal of a few obstructions
in the ilimnl between Seaton and
Anderson lakes would greatly aid navigation in that vicinity. At present a
1 .ng portage has to be made. By the expenditure of a small sum on the part'uf
the Dominion Government this barrier
could be exsily removed, and tins open
up a navigable stretch of water almost
40 miles in length. This would greatly
fan itate minine affairs iu tbe vicinity
of tbe lakes. It would enable the miner
to land his supplies at a cost of less than
one-half it does today, besides putting
this town in comparative easy reach ol
a splendid agricultural and graz'ng district. Tl ere should I e little difficulty in
securing a small appropriation for a
work of this nature. Enormous sums of
money are yearly spent in other parts of
the province, in aid of water highways.
Why not donate a little towarde making
Anderson and Seaton lakes a highway
that would open up a vast stretch of
onntry, and aid the struggling eettler in
I is present difficulties. Here is a steamboat highway that would work incalculable btnetitto the whole district, the
removal of its obstructions costing but a
Something appears to be out of geai
wii h the terrestrial foundation of Alaska
Moet terrible earthquakes have been
jo.tlinj! U|> the country and terroriz ny
(be inhabitants, from Yakut at clear up
into the Cook Inlet district. Mountains
tHd down into the sea, causing immense
' tidal waves. The ehocks occurred every
day f.ra week, from Sept. 3rd to 10th,
some of them being of two minutes duration. At Ska_way a severe shock was
felt on the ltUb, which damaged docks
in that vicinity. The most severe shocks,
however, weie felt at Yakutat. At this
point is an island named Kanak, which
sank 40 feet into ihe sea. At hn.li tide
only the top < of tiees a-e visit le. Tl.e
collapse of this island caused an immense
tidal wave which destroyed all the Indian
flotilla, in that vicinity. While the
islands and portions of the mainland
have settled from 20 to 40 feet, the sea
bed appears to have been forced up to a
corresponding height,rendering portions
of the waters between Yakutat and
Juneau, no longer navigable for deep
draught vet-sels, and in some places the
upheaval of the sea appears to have
been much greater than the depression
of the mainland.
A few hundred dollar? spent on the
Biidge river trail at the present time,
would put it in passably good condition
ami greatly facilitate travel this fall and
winter. The balance of the appropriation for this district shou'd be at once
expended for this purpose, and any
amount necessary for work in the spiing
can be obtained by a supplementary
vote. Tbe trail need, repair very badly
at the present moment, and tbe government should order the work done at once.
We have heard that a email amount of
money ia soon to be expended on this
so-called trail, but why not do so at once
when the weather is good and men have
a chance to put it in good condition?
The sum of $1000 could be used up very
nicely this fall, and great benefits derived
by the people of this district. The mines
of Bridge river are now turning out
bullion, and surely some consideration
should be made. The government receives a nice revenue from this section,
and the putting of the trail in shape is
as little as tbey can do. The mines pay
a royalty on their output, and there ie
no reason why the government should
not put out a little for a necessary work
like this.
Next Tuesday, Oct. 3rd, the firpt race
in the great international sailing contest
tetween the American cup defender
Columbia, and the British challenger
Shamrock, will take place. The first
race will be 15 miles to windward or leeward and return—30 miles in all; the
second race, on Thursday, will be the
same distance, but on a triangle; the
third race, which will occur on Saturday,
will be over a course similar to the first.
The start each day will be punctually at
11 o'clock. After the signal has been
given to start, the yachts have to abide
by any accident; but should anything
serious occur, it will be perfectly legitimate for the owner to claim a second
Lillooet district is going to have an
exhibit at the Paris Exhibition, and it
now rests wilh our mineis to make a
display adequate to the mineral weal.h
of this section. There is rock in Lil loot t
that will astonish some people.
After convicting Dre\ fus on (vidence
that would not be tolerated in any other
country but Frame, and giving him a
sentence of ten years, the farce has been
concluded by the granting of a pardon.
The chorus of indignant protest throughout Britain and the United States lifted
the unjust co demnation of D eyfus into
a grievance of civilization itself. It was
a blur on the escutcheon of the French
republic, a bur that will darken the
name of France for years to come. It
was not alone a dastardly blow against
the Jew; it was a blow against civilized
humanity, the full force of which will oe
felt by France alone.
At the forthcoming Exhibition, to be
held at New Westminster on Oct. 3, 4, 5
and 6, there will be played the greatest
game of lacrosse ever seen in the west.
The W.stmineter lads, after easily defeating all other teams in this province
for the championship, promptly challenged the Shamrocks, the great Toronto
champions, and meeting with a prompt
acceptance, a great game ie assured for
next week. The contest will be on Tuesday and Thureday. This is the fiist time
an eastern team has visited B. C, and
transportation being exceedingly low, it
will he sure to draw an immense crowd.
The horrors of the Edmonton trail to
the Yukon have been retold only too
often by the victims who have survived
that terrible trip, but the saddest of all
has just been told by a few men just
arrived at Vancouver. Hunger, frost
and ecurvy have been the means of
strewing the so-called Edmonton route
with human bones. To reach the Klondike via Edmonton is hardly porsible
without the assistance of guides, and
even then the journey sometimes takes
twelve months.
The recent fiery speech of W. W. B.
Mclnnes, on the Chinese question, delivered at Nanaimo on Labor Day, has
caused the eastern press to say some
very unpleasant things concerning him.
Give the lad a chance. He is "aginet''
the Chinee—the workingman s common
The next mining stampede will not be
at Cape Nome, neither will it occur on
the frozen hanks of the Yukon, but along
the auriferous banks of Bridge river and
its tributaries the practical miner will
hustle himself ere summer comes again.
The Lorne mine doubled its output of
bullion last week. There is something
worth laboring for in the Bridge river
War in the Transvaal seems now to be
only a matter of a few days. The British
have almost gone too far to recede now,
uid as the Afrikander is still as defiant
<ts ever, war seems to be inevitable. The
Boer preparations are as complete ae
the government can hope to make them.
The e.odus from J ihannesburg has already begun. Tbe Orange Free State
evidently intends to take chances with
the Afrikander.
According to the recent utterances of
Sir Charles Tupper, we shall have a
general Dominion election before another
session of Parliament. There are some
things Tupper does not know.
Lillooet. B. C
Notary Public, Accountant and
Vllnlnif   Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
Soo Pacific Line
Days Across the
Continent by the
The fastest and best equipped
train   crossing   the
Trains leaving the Pacific
coast Tuesday, Thursdays and
Saturdaj's connect at Fort
William with the palatial
lake steamers " Manitoba,"
" Alberta " and " Athabasca"
across the great lakes.
For full information as to time, rates, etc.
also copies Of Canadian Pacific Ry„ publications apply to any agent C, P. R., or to
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent, Vancouver, 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.
W. F. Allen  Proprietor.
First Class Hotel in every respect.     Accommodation
for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably furnished.     Commercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
Pioneer Hotel.   Large sample room.
?k  ?k
Headquarters tor the B. C- Expre.a Stages.
Hotel Victoria,
Tliia hotel being new and thoroughly finished througho.it 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.
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2d. _B,_Ea_A_s_±._a]| .P-Eaoi?-
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
As soon as tbe Lillooet-Lytton road Is completed we will run a through staj-'f
from Lytton to Lillooet. At present we have rigs at both ends of tbe road wli < It
will take you as far as possible, and we supply saddle horses for the rest of tl.%
trip.   By starting from Lytton over twenty miles is saved when going to Lillooe'.
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY     -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B L.
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
2Pj-rvxn,xoi?r, jb. c.
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  y
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   fnvpnl
destination without delay.   Correspondence .olicittd. \V. B. BAILEY. „_o THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET. B. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1899.
A Great Copper nine.
The Rio Tinto mine, of which Mr. \V.
I A. Ctrlyle has been «i pointed manager,
[is eituaied in the |irovinceof Auelva, in
* the south of Spain. At present it employs 14,000 men, from which it will be
seen that it is operated on a very exten-
eive scale; yet, though it has been worked from time immemorial, and is the oldest mine now yielding ore, it bids fair to
remain one of the greatest copper-pro-
d'cing mines fur centuries to come.
Over 2,000 years ago, long before thote
cunning miners, the Phoenicians, secured the mine, it wa3 made to yield copper
for the artificers of those days. TheEe
ancient miners left 180 miles < f underground workings as evidence of their industry, or the industry of their slaves.
The ore body of the Rio Tinto is undoubtedly the most wonderful in all the
1 istory of mining, in which history the
mine has from the beginning play* da
leading part. Practically ihe only known
Mto tbe ledge is its width, which it-
feet. The oie is solid pyrites,
carrying 2.8 per cent, copper. La-t year
the mine pioduced 1,500,000 ton. of ore.
vOf this amount 800,000 were shipped and
so d, the remainder being treated on the
ground in the manner originated by
tome of the early workers. The oie it-
placed on large roast heaps where, after
being roaeted, it is al'owtd to leach, the
copper running out in the form of copper
sulphate, to be precipitated as metallic
copper iu large trenches filled with scrap
iron. This t-ysU m < f treatment has been
followed from time immemorial. Last
year the mine produced nearly 75,000,000
pounds of copper, and paid $4,500,0 0 in
dividend?. The estimated value of the
mil« at the present day may be told
from the p'iee of the stock, £5 share*
heing quoted on ihe market at over £40,
which would make the maiket value of
tl.e properly $90,000,<JOO The slock h
held principally in England, Scotland
and France, tl.e Rothschilds and theii
associates holding the control. Mr.
Catlyle expects to assume his new position on January 1, b t will not take
charge of the Rio Tinto until April 1, a.
it will take him fully three months to
faui'liaiuse himself with the property.
Transvaal's Strength.
Statistics regarding the population and
military strei-gth of the Transvaal are
of inietest at this present juncture, but
leliable figures are not easy to obtain.
The population is estimated to be 870,000
or about 7.15 to the square mile, and ol
thiB mini tier only ahout 225,000 are
whites. The proportion is ahout 66
males to 52 females, the males numbering ahout 125,000. In the estimates that
have been made of the lighting strength
of the Be r. there has been a widediffei-
ence of opinion, hut from the figures
quoted, which should he fairly accurate,
there should be quite 50,000 men capable
of bearing arms. The permanent force
of the republic before he Jameson iaid
was composed of 22 officers, 79 non-commissioned ofticeis, and 289 men, and
there were two foot and two mounted
volunteer corps numbering 1,170 men;
hut since the raid this force is known to
have been considerably increased. But
even with a far superior force, Britain
would have no easy task. Aside from
their proved litness as fighters—fighters,
moreover, who are tho onghly convinced
of the justice of their cause—they pos-
aMsVin the character of their country an
advantage of which they will know how
to avail themselves. T e invading army
would have a distant base, and qiie.ti>m
of transport supply and st>ategv of the
most difficult kind would arise. But the
war would end in the transformation of
the republic into a British tolony.
Fatality at Nicola.
News of a terrible fatality readied
town this morning. Dick O R urke,
one of the best known settlers in Nicola
CARGILE HOUSE, ashcroft.
Is now under new management and has been thoroughly renovated. Culirar
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.
_Ml_E__RGH:j^_IsrT   TAILOB.
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 pun tually attended to.
MINERS' SUPPL1LS a specialty.
Tin Shop in connection.
valley, was thrown from his wagon, ye--
day afternoon, and bus ained injuries
whi h resulted in practically instantaneous death. It appeais that yesterday
morning Mr. O'Konrke ). f I.is ranch, a
mile or so this t-ide of Quilchena, for tl e
purpose of fetching back s uue hoc.8 fr< m
Wm. Pfliiley . ranch ai the foot of Nic< la
lake. He was driving a young and only
partially oroken te.nn. He secured hit-
load, and was returning home when the
fatal accident occurred. He got as far a*
Robt. Suiiih _ place, on the lake road, by
about 4 o'clock all right, but between
that point aud the foot of the hill hi
team must have taken fright at some-
ihing and bolted. No one saw the accident, so that it is imp >ssihle to say ju.t
what happened. His body, however,
was found on the road, beside a big rock,
with the skull smashed in. Life was
ihenexinct. The dec. ased was an old
resident in Nicola, where for a lon_ time
hecarritd on business as a blacksmith.
He was away in Victoria for a time
practi-ing his trade, hut returned about
two years ago, and has since managed
the Mickle ranch. Dick O'Rourke was
well liked throughout the valley, and
his untimely deal'i will be sincerely regretted by all.—Ashcroft Journal.
Increase of Population.
Some inteie ting statistics have recently come to li.ht in regard to increase
of population. The extent of territoiy
owned by England amounts to 13,000,000
square miles, and on this immense tract
is a population of 420,000,000. During
the las. twenty-seven years die English
realm has inc eased by 2 854,000 square
miles, and within the same period 12%-
000,000 have heen added to the population. Since 1871 the population of the
United Kingdom — England, Scotland
and Ireland, has increased from 32,000,-
000 to 40,000,000. At the beginning ol
this century England, Scotland and Inland had a population of 11.000,000, and
France of 26,000,000, and yet today the
proportion of population in ooth countries is almost alike. Riusia has increased her population by 60,000,000 since
1870, the re.-ult beinir that she h.ts now a
total population of 130 000.000. Germany
had a population of 20,000,000 at the beginning of thiB century ; no* she has between 50,000,000 and 60,000,COO, of whom
almost a quarter is the result of increa e
of births over deaths. Germany, too, is
making vast strides as a colonial power,
and her populati n in these distant posses ions already amoun a to a considerable number.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, - - B. C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room   free.
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established !_<>_.
General ilerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLIVR.VY    Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquar terefor stage.     Stable in con
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
And be sure that each Cigar is branded, other-,
wise 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 Wate. Btreet. VANCOUVER, B C.
and Contractors
Sole agents:
M. Beatty k sons Dredging .Machinery.
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.C
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All points in  Cariboo—Monday.
LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and FridaY.
Through and return tickets at reduced rate..    Special convevances furnished.
Head Office:   ASHCROFT, B. C.
N. de Kevser-ASHCR0FT
Manufacturing Jeweler,  Watchmaker and Optician
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles, Eyeglasses, Field and Magnifying
Glasses, Compasses and Aneroids.
All orders hy 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 yon fan read the smallest newspape- print and
age.    We will guarantee satisfaction.    Repairing department a specialty.
Leland House
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.        VANCOUVER   B. O
w:m.. i_:_v_v_:i:i_to:_t, j_?_ao_?. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET. B. 0., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2_», 1899.
Mr. A. Minis and party left forCayoosl
creek on Sunday last.
8ipt. Mrl>-»nal<i  left for Cliuton las
Sunday on official business.
W. McDonald and J.J. Patterson came
in from North Fork on Satun'ay.
Mrs. Frank Tinkiiani  left for Clinton,
la.t Monday, on a short visit.
Dan Ham Hon left on Tuesday !a-t for
Cadwa.lader Creek.
Miis Burnett is expected home from
Vancouver shortly.
Mr. D. Hurley atrivtd home, Tuesday,
from the Lorne ininp.
Mrs. A. T. Riley arrived home from
Kamloops on Friday. •
Major P. Burnett arrived Monday from
Barkerville, where he lias been engaged
in survey work.
Mr. J. P. Forde, assistant manager of
tl e Golden Cache Consolidated Co.,
rived Tuesday.
Mr. E. Delong, our village blacksmith,
has been appointed postmaster for the
precinct of Sucker Creek.
Mr. John Dunlop returned from the
coast last Friday, where he had been on
a p olonged business trip.
Chas. Bon den came in last Saturday
from the Koolenay country. He left
again on Monday last for Sucker creek.
W. Brett, P. McLaughlin, and T.
Whitmore, who left this city, for Atlin,
a few months ago, are now in Vancouver.
Mr. J. F. Gibson arrival in town last
Saturday, in company with Dan Hamilton. They have been on a prospecting
trip up the North Fork.
Death of an Ancaster Pioneer.
Death came suddenly and in most unexpected gaise to James Gibson, sr., of
Ancaster township, Friday morning.
Mr. Gibson bad heen for years one of
the best known and most generally respected men in the county of Wentwortb
and the news of his sudden taking off
will be a sad surprise to his many friends
in all parts of the country. Yesterday
morning he left the home of his stepson,
on the mountain hack of the city, to
drive to Carluke. It was his intention
to attend the funeral there of an old
friend—Robert Stewart—in the afternoon. Reaching the farm of John
Butter—another old friend—about noon,
he stopped for dinner and put his horse
in the barn. While walking up the oarn
steps he must have slipped and fell to
the basement. Being missed a short
time after, he was found lying in the
basement with his head terribly bruised
and unconscious. He was taken to the
house and medical aid quickly summoned, but it was of no use. He lingered in an unconscious condition all nighl
and passed away at an early hour this
morning. Concussion of the brain was
the direct cause of death.
Mr. Gibson was in his 81st year, and a
Scotchman, having been born in Lanarkshire, coming to Canada when quite a
young man. He leaves a widow, two
sons and one daughter. James jrl resides
on the homestead in Carluke, William
F. is located in Atlin, B.C., and the
daughter is Mrs. David Butter, of Carluke.—Hamilton Spectator, Sept. 16.
The deceased gentleman was the father
W. F. Gibson, so well and favorably
known in Lillooet, and a relative of J.
F. Gibson, of this city.
The Clinton Races.
At a meeting of the general committf e
'leldon Monday evening, S;pt. 18th, it
was decided to guarantee the following
amounts as purses, although it is confidently expected they will be in a position
•o considerably augment the same, a*
liberal subscriptions are coming in, but
it is impossible to arrive at a definite
conclusion until a later date. But, as
there is no intent..n to reserve any
money, all funds collected from the
various sources, such as entrance money,
gate receipts, booth priv leges, etc., will
all bedividtd among thediffeieutevenls.
Flit ST DAY.
Hurdle Rare 1st, ?40 00. 2nd, $10 00
Clinton Derby 1st,   75 00, 2nd, 2ft 00
TrotorPace.lreefuralllst,   75 00. 2nd,  25 00
Cowboy  Race 1st,   40 00. 2nd,  10 00
Provincial Stakes 1st,   50 (HI. 2nd,   15 00
Clinton  Stakes  1st, $50 00.      2nd, $15 00
Cit-off  Stakes 1st,   50 0(1.       2nd,   15 00
Queen's Plate  1st.   50 00.      2nd,   lft 00
Cjentlein's Driv'g Race 1st,   40 00.      2nd,   10 00
Polo Race     2ft 00
Consolation Race  25 00
Our Itinera! Exhibit.
The following letter will set at rest any
loubt ahout our having an exhibit at the
Paris Exhibition :—
Department ok Mines,
Victoria, Sept. 20,1899
Sir:—In reply to your letter of the lllli inst.,
1 beg to inform you that I have already taken
steps to provide for a collection of ore from the
Lillooet district being sent to the Paris Exhibition,
Mr. Robertson, the Provincial Mineralogist,
has this matter in hand, but unfortunately,
owing to a domestic bereavement, lie has been
temporarily called away.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
R. A. Fraser, Minister of Mines.
Lillooet, B. C.
Goldwin Smith, writing in a local
paper, says: "Nothing could show the
extent to which the head of Columbia
had been turned by the war more than
her adoration of the hero, Dewey. What
did the hero Dewey and his com-. u -a
do? Tney sat in almoat perfect se, rit
and destroyed at Ion? range a line j(
helpless tubs, with some hundreds of
the poor Spaniards who manned them
and who had no proper opportunity of
showing heroism on the occasion. So
perfectly secure did the Americana feel
that they adjourned to breakfast in I he
middle of their sport. There was among
them a single casualty, and had they all
gone tiger-hunting one casualty at least,
would have occumd. For this, however, Dewey is declared to be the equal
of th-! great seamen who conquered in
the tenible days of Aboukir, Copenhagen, Trafalgar. If he were so inclined
he might probably be elected President
of the United States. Canada cannot
possibly take part in the celebration of
Dewey's triumph without an evidence
of discourtesy towards Spain, a friendly
nation, which has done her no wrong.
Spain, let it be remembered, though deprived of her possessions in this hemisphere, is still a Mediterranean power,
decayed at present, but capable of restoration. The British Government will
hardly thank the Canadian Government
for making her an implacable enemy.'"
W. F. Gibson, formerly of Lillooet,
and ex-Mayor G. O. Brackett of Minnt-
apolie, have come down fiom Atlin,
reaching Vancouver by the steanur
Rosalie. Their $10,000 was part of the
dust from some claims owned by themselves. While jubilant over AUiu, two
sources of discontent were noticed there.
The Atlin Act i. excessively unpopular,
having scarcely an apologist in the country. Everywhere the cry i. heard that
it must be lepealed. Better steamboat
service is required between Vamouyer
and Skagway, to meet the greater advantages and superior comforts of the
boats running to Seattle. These now
carry fully nine out of ten of the returning miner*, and likewise the precious
dust the bring out with them—World.
Kid McCoy, in his recent match witl
■Jteve O'Donnell, at the Broadway Athletic Club, New York,  had  very little
ifficulty in putting out his man. The
netting was 8 to 1 from the start, but
after the first round had been fontriit th»
• aids weie 10 to 1 on the '•Kid," wilh
few takers. The fitrlit lasted but six
rounds, when poor S eve was counted
1899 PROVINCIAL 1899
Under the auspices of
The Royal Agricultural S. Industrial Society of Ii. C.
will be held at
New Westminster
October 3, 4, 5, 6.
$15000-11. PRIZES-$I5000
0_?____T TO T__Z.fi. WOIE&IilD
A Round of Pleasure for Four
Whole Days.
Horse Ha«..,    Hlcycle Knees.
Champion  l.ncrcmse,   Navul  und
MUltHry Sports.    Aiiutitlcs.    C.ym»
khana,   l._sel>_ll.   Football
Band Tournuinent.
Magnificent Illuminations.
Grand Concert each evening.
Special attraction at the New West-
miiiBterOpera House.
Monster Excursions from all points at
grealy reduced rates.
For special features see small handbills.
No entrance fee charged for exhibits.
EXECUTIVE—His Worship Mayor Ovens.T
J. Trupp, VV. J. Mathers, Geo. 1). Brymner, K. F.
Anderson, Alderman J. P. Scott and Alderman
M. Sinclair.
For Prize Lists, Entry Forms, and full particulars, write to
President. Secretary
W. H. KEARY, Commissioner.
A. U_F1_FOJE^_D,
VANCOUVER. - - - - B. C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods. Our repair department is unex
celled for line work. Leave your orders with
the postmaster who will have it attended to as
well as if you oarn a nersonally.
Established 1886.
Incorporattd 1895.
Wholesale    and     Retail    of    Lltfl.
__._ Heavy Harness,
Saddles, Vehicles, Saddlery Hardware, and
Harness Leather.
Quotations by mail forwarded on application.
412 HASTINGS ST., Vancouver, B.C.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco,, etc
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 Go^,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
gk_e:i_t:e:r,.^l   mebchakt
Miners Supplies/
Branch Store at Bridge River wherea)
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
-_b_a._st__: oir-
THE ASHCROFT BRANCH in the most convenient Bunk for Lillooet and all
places in the Cariboo district. Money received on deposit. Drafts issued and collections made
in any part of Canada, Great. Britain ami the United states.
C-olcl _m_t and Amal„ani Purchased
R.F.Anderson &Co
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,!
Stoves,Enameled Iron  N   j
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Eussel Wire Fencing.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing^.
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