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The Prospector Sep 22, 1899

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Vol. 2 No. ii.
$2.00 a year.
[(Bullion Is Brought to Lillooet From the First
Cleanup.   Nineteen Day* Run.
On Monday afterno n J.M. Mackinnon
and Arthur F. Noel arrived in town from
the Bend'Or mines* on Cadwallader
creek, bringing with them the cleanup
of the rock put tlirough the ten-stump
mill. They left the Bend'Or mines
about 8 o'clock Sunday morning, aecom-
pd-vjijj by Mr. A. Woods, representative
of tfjpVm. Hamilton M'f'g. Co., remaining /er night at the Big Horn ranch,
and arriving at the head of Seaton lake
about noon, Monday. The steamer Minnehaha was on hand, decorated for the
occasion, and conveyed the party and a
few of our citizens who had gone up to
meet them, to the foot of the lake,
when the party drove to town. The rigs
had been decorated for the occasion, by
the drivers, and was much of a surprise
to the party.
The mill at the Bend'Or was started
up the afternoon of August 24 h, and
continued until the morning of Sept. 15,
with three days' broken time, the actual
running time being 19)£ days. The rock
put through waB an average of the tunnel
for a distance of four hundred feet, and
considerable waste dirt and rock was
mixed with it in the dump, as the winter
rains and snow washed the debris into
the dump, which had been laying there
for nearly two years. The amount o(
rock crushed was 420 tons, which gave
an average of from $25 to $30 a ton
in free gold; the tailings not yet having
been treated, the values are unknown,
but, from all appearances, seem to be
rich; the percentage of concentrates will
be large, and as near as can be arrived
at, one ton to five free-milling, or about
20 per cent.
This cleanup was only a partial one,
the plates not being thoroughly cleaned
or the mortar, and a general cleanup
will be made later this fall.
The mill was only stopped for a short
time, and was started up again on the
lttih for another run, and will operate
continuously until winter finally sets in,
although there will be Beveral cleanups
before then. The mill run very satisfactory, and no trouble to speak of was
had, the machinery being placed in first-
class shape. The water power is excellent, and the company have sufficient
for their wants and to run any additional
machinery they may put in.
At the mine work is going on steady
and satisfactory.   No. 1 tunnel is in 620
feet; ore on top of tunnel at highest point
and ore in elope.   The tunnel is timbered, and the chute is ready to break
ore.    It is estimated that there are several thousand tons of rich ore in the
upper workings, and six  men are at
present sufficient to break ore to keep
the mill running, although a number of
men are kept at work doing development
work on the property.
I** No. 2 tunnel, 100 feet below No. 1 tunnel, has been driven 236 feet and tapped
the ledge Sept. 15th, showing  a  fine
body of ore 3 feet wide, all of which shows
free gold.   The ore ia very rich, and now
being taken from a depth of 300 feet,
still   retains  its free-milling qualities.
The fact of striking the ledge at this distance is proof of its continuance with a
true fissure vein.
Tne company   have  been  fortunate
enough to acquire the Mabql  fraction
adjoining the Bend'Or boundary line on
the west, and giveB them a distance of
800 feet more on the line of the ledge.
They also have options on the Lorne
and Alhambra groups, about a mile and
a half distant from the Bend'Or. Much
has been written about the Lorne group,
hut too much cannot be said in its favor.
From July 20th until this week, in the
eighborhood of $8,000 will have been
taken out with an arrastra. The owners
have the ledge exposed on the surface
lor 110 feet, which averages 4 feet in
width, and have sunk on it a distance of
30 feet, and it continues to hold its
values and width. The Lome, no doubt,
will be a valuable addition to the Bend'Or holdings. The Alhambra, adjoining
the Lorne group, with the work done
ihi. spring, has shown it up to be a
wonderfully rich property, and the ledge
has been stripped for a considerable dis
tance, and showing up over 4000 tons of
ore iu sigh , which will average $20 per
ton. With these properties secured by
the Bend'Or company, it will add about
300 acres to the original ground owned
by them. We doubt whether there is
another property in British Columbia
which have the showing* and the wealth
in eight as has this company on Bridge
river. It is estimated that there is half
a million dollars of ore in sight, which
is not an exaggeration by any means,
and the investing public could not have
a better proposition lt>id before them. It
is only the course of a short time when
the Bridge river will have the iargest
proposition working in the province, and
with the amount of rich rock in sight
dividends can not be far off. The Bend'Or company are always willing for any
practical mining man to visit and look
over the property, and the more practical the man is. Ihe better.       ___\
Westminster Lead*.
According te a recent despatch from
Ottawa, the Fifth Regiment, Garrison Artillery, comes out on top in the
comparative efficiency returns. Out of
a possible 728 marks, No. 1 Company
(New Westminster) scored 220; No. 2,
213; No. 3, 214. The First Battalion
scored as follows: No. 1 Company, 167j^;
No. 2,160; No. 3, 194. Each of these
companies lost marks, owing to the absence of officers. It will be seen that
the two Vancouver companies were not
very far behind their Westminster competitors, but the Victoria companies do
not rank well, owing to the absence of
officers. The success of t e Second Bat-
tallion is all the more noteworthy, seeing
that this is the last year they could compete as Garrison Artillery. The New
Westminster Company i. now officially
proclaimed the most efficient garrison
artillery corps in the Dominion.
Now Examining the Brett Claims to
Put •■ a Stamp mil.
The Brelt group of claims have an excellent showing, and with the development work done show up well. Two
tunnels have been driven, one about
250 feet, and the other over 100. On the
upper claim an open cut has been mane,
and, from this, rock has been taken
whieh was half gold. In the two tunnels considerable free gold hat been
found, and rock taken from any part, by
pounding and panning, gold can be
found. The ledge averages from nine to
twelve feet in width, and on the dump
is a larg. quantity of rock which could
keep a mill going for some time. Water
is very handy, aud sufficient power can
be obtained for any quantity of machinery that can be put in. With a mill on
this property there is no doubt but what
the owners will receive good returns.
The probabilities are that Mr. Ward
will come to terms with the owners, and
if so, a ten-stamp mill will be put on as
soon as possible. A wagon road will
have to be built from the lake to the
claim., a distance of over two miles. Ii
satisfactory to Mr. Waid, work will commence at once, bringing the water for
power, excavating for the mill, and making the road for taking the machinery
in. McGillivray ".reek will be all right,
and before long, will be a busy ca'np.
Besides the Brett group there are a number of other fine looking claims which
have had woik done on them this seaton,
and at present a man representing a
Vancouver syndicate is at work with
some   men   doing  development  work.
The Gold Bug group, across the creek
from the Brett property, but on the
same ledge, has had the assessment work
done lately, and is showing up good,
the owners being well pleased with the
prospects. A trail on an easy grade has
been made to the lake, and access to
the property is no v easy, the distance
being a little over a mile. Tnis group
of claims, with further development,
will prove a good property. By paning
this rock gold colors are obtained.
The distance from Lillooet to these
claims is about 35 miles, and can be
made easy in a day's trip. About 30
miles of the journey can be made by;
water over Seaton and Anderson lakes,
and the taking in of machinery will be
an easy matter, the only trouble to be
encountered being from the mouth of
the creek to the claims.
A Ureat Obstruction.
The Canadian Mining Institute met
at Neleon on Wednesday and passed a
resolution expressing its disapproval of
the eight hour law in mines. The remark of a Mr. Mann, that the day
should be divided in three parts of eight
hours each for work, recreation and rest,
created much amusement.
j .
The water in the Fraser river still continues to keep up and the dredger has
been unable to do any work the past
week. It is not expected that any work
will be done for a few weeks.
Editor Prospector:—It might be of interest to
the public at large to know that the peorle
interested in our lake traffic need better connection between Seaton and Anderson lakes.
A small portage of one mile keeps steamboats
from landing their freight right at the foot of
some of the richest mines in this province. A
great many of these properties have been sufficiently developed to justify capitalists putting
machinery on the ground. If this barrier ot
one mile were now removed, steamers would be
able to make a straight run of H6 miles, landing
freight at all the mines throughout the lake
district. It would save many dollars for the
prospector, and facilitate the rapid development of our mining industry. If some of our
politicians would take this matter in hand at
once, and use some of their great influence iu
favor of this project, we would soon see steamboats running through from one lake to the
other. According to the statement of a local
government contractor, the work can be accomplished for a comparatively small sum.
Seaton Lake, Sept. 18th, 1899.
Born.—On Friday, September 15th, at
Lillooet, B. 0., to the wife of H. Hodge,
a daughter.
The boys-are around soliciting funds
for the baseball club, to defray incidental expenses.
Mies Mine Cherry went up to the
Cache Wednesday, and will remain a
few days visiting Mrs. J. Preston Forde.
Mike Gaynor left last Monday morning, via Lytton, for a trip to Spokane, to
be absent a few weeks.
James Brett is at present doing assessment work on claims owned by himself
and brothers on Cadwallader.
James McKivor and John Arthur left
Wednesday morning for McGillivray
creek, to work on claims for Vancouver
The fall assize was held at Clinton
yesterday. The Wilson cattle case of
Ashcroft was on. Attorney-General
Henderson was in attendance.
Rev. W. W. Hardie and James Sanson
will arrive from Clinton this afternoon
and hold .erviy* in Methodist church
Sunday morning.
H. Francis Twiss arrived on Monday's
stage, from Ashcroft, and left Wednesday morning for McGillivray creek to
look over some claims for Vancouver
Col. G. T. Rives, superintendent of
the work going on up Cayoosh creek, left
Wednesday morning via Lytton, for
Vancouver, on company's business. He
expects to return in a week's time.
Reports from the Woodchuck claim
on Cadwallader, are very good. E. J.
Taylor, one of the owners, has been
doing development work lately, and has
shown the property up to better advantage.	
A traveling comic minstrel, consisting
of two men and a dog, entertained the
re-idents of Lilluoet for two nights this
week in S intini's hall. Tne hall was
well filled both nights. The second
evening, after the entertainment, a dance
was held.
The Lytton-Lillooet road will be open
for through traffic by the first week of
O.tober. Work has been going on in
firs.-class shape, and rock work is being
put in such a condition that no trouble
will be had from sliding rocks. All d n-
gerons places are being taken down,
which accounts for the delay in finishing the work.
^y Uood Old Lillooet.
That the future prosperity of Lillooet
will bi attained through the practical
hard labor of its own miners, is now
plain enough to all. Outside capital haa
cut no figure in demonstrating the value
of our mines. It has been left to the
personal endeavor of a few men in our
midst to prove the valne of this district
as a mining field. Within a few months
we have proved that there are mines in
our midst that will pay dividends without the assistance of outside capital, and
better still, this has been accomplished
by the common miner at a time when
Lillooet was condemned by a majority of
the mining "experts" along the coast.
The unfavorable reports by these m-?n
did much towards retarding the progress
of this district; these adverse opinions
had been passed upon properties that
have since proved rich beyond all expec-
taion. It served to dishearten men
from developing their properties, and
turned the prospector into other and
les. profitable fields. Better by far had
these "experienced" M. E.'s kept their
opinions to themselves; they would not
be exposed to the ridicule they now are
by the suddep development of some of
the richest mines in the country, recently pronounced worthless by themselves. Should outside capital come into
our midst, voluntarily, well and good;
there is plenty of scope for it. But we
are not going to twist our necks in search
of the capitalist. Lillooet has lately
tottered on the ragged edge of adversity,
owing to the machinations of people
who had but their own private ends to
serve. Now that we are fully capable of
paddling our own canoe to a prosperous
haven, we are not anxious te again encounter the treacherous wake of the
mining shark and his too-often inexperienced "expert."
R. T. Ward, of the Horsefly Hydraulic
mine, arrived in town Wednesday evening. He left next morning for McGillivray creek, accompanied by John Marshall, Wm. E. and T. A. Brett, to examine the Brett group of claims, with
the intention to put a ten-stamp mill on
the property for an interest. Mr. Ward
is well-known to old timers in this sec-
lion, having been here in early days, and
for the past few years operating in the
H.rsefly, with success.
There seems 'o be hope for the Lillooet
district yet, as eastern capitalists have
secured some of the best properties on
Cayoosh creek, and are developing them,
notably the Ample, where some work
was done long ago by that wonderfully
unsuccessful company, the Home-Payne
syndicate. There is no doubt that there
ar. good properties in the district, but
the quartz veins roll in and out very
suddenly as veins in slate often do. and
the slate itself W sometimes of more value
than the quartz. This renders careful
oversight of the work most necessary.
The district, however, has the advantage
of good water-power, and the steepness
of the mountains will obviate the necessity of sinking in most ca es. . It is only
a matter of time when the heart of that
mining district will be opened by a railroad coming in either along the Fraser
from Lytton, or up the valley of Anderson river from the head of Harrison
lake.—Kamloops Mining Gazatte.
Mrs. Robt. Cumming returned to Pavilion last week from New Westminster
where she had been visiting relatives for
several weeks. _h
A special B. X. stage arrived in town
yesterday aftertoon wit. a commercial
Reports received this week says Dreyfus was pardoned on the 19th, 2
Published every Friday.
SUBSCRIPTION       -      -      -       -      •      »2.00
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RIC. A. PHASER, Editor and Proprietor.
-  — FRIDAY, SEPTEMBUR 22, 1899.
'Ihe mining men who have visi ed
Bridge river and have given such unfavorable reports on properties will, no
doubt, now feel, somewhat taken back
when they hear of the success of the
same and other properties in the district.
They were vtry fiee in ea\ing tl at there
was nothing in the district and distributed it far and wide. Buppo'sid mining
men h&v, done more to keep the district
back than anything else, and if the district had, a short time ago, practical
men, the whole count*y would have been
belter off. La°t year a property was
bonded for $15,000 and a number of
shares. Work was done and reports
were very unsatisfactory, and the failure on the part of thei-e men wa« circulated. Tnis year, with a couple of men
working an arrastia, over half the cash
price has been taken out, proving that
the men who tried to damn the country
were not practical mini: g men; but still
they have made a guess or so on some
pr pertyand are considered wise men,
and are hind by companies. L'llooei
is well rid of such a class of men who, if
they do not make a big thing, abuse t'l e
district on every opportunity. Lillooet
is coming to the front again with rapid
strides, and if good bona fide milling
engineers come to the district We con?
fidently say that, with tire showing's on
Bridge river and the development done
on the mist iinpo-rtairt. properliep,;t.iai
,;tlney;_an aot give, art (unfavorable report.
Lillooet is principally a free 'milling
caoip and will yet show to the World that
few are ahead of her in producing the
.. bullion. The investing public could not
do better than keep their eye on thU
fectior, and with a few dollars judiciously expended, good results should be obtained.
be built part- of the distance. The district can well afford to stand the expenditure of a few thousand dollars on improvements of this kind, as the revenue
obtained exceeds the appropriation several limes.
There is certainly not, today, in the
I whole of British Columbia, a mining
district wheie free-gold is showing up in
such abundance as is now to be seen on
the various clainiB in the vicinity of
Bridge river. Only a short time ago it
waB but a matter of speculation as to
whether these mines would yield a profit
on development, but the work done this
summer has fully demonstrated I hat we
have exceedingly rich free-milling rock
right in our midst. And when it is
taken into consideration that most of
this development work lms been done
by men not over-burdened with lichee,
the difficulties they have had to contend
against in the matter of trail?, and the
utter lack of interest shown this di.tri.i
by our local government, the Li lroet
miner has done more towards showing
up our mineral resources than has been
done in many other luck-favoied districts.
Affairs in the Transvaal have reached
such a beligerent attitude that the e is
hardly a possibility of averting war wi h
Britain. The Orange Free State will
support the Tra svaal in resisting the
British lion, and the entire B er nation
seems anxious for the conflict. That
they will be accommodated there seems
to be little doubt, as British troo: s aie
already on the ro.id to Kitiger's domain.
War correspondents are already on the
prospective battle-ground, and munitions
of War arriving daily. It is a war that
•neither side will derive much benefit
from; and in which the Boer has everything to lose.
The murdeiers who sat as judges at
the court-martial of Captain Dreyfus, at
Rennes, last week, have requested the
president for the pardon of Dreyfus;
These men, knowing the man was inno
cent, condemned him, to save the
"honor" of the army and a few degenerates. The probabilities are that the
prisoner will be pardoned by the president, as strong pressure has been made
in his favor. The whole world who has
watched the case, is disgusted wilh the
verdict, and the comments made are not
very complimentary to France or her
people. In several countries it is the
intention to boycott the coming World
Exposition in Paris. This will work a
hardship on France and show them
that ;._e people of other countries wish
to show their disgust of the verdict of
Dreyfus in a plain manner.   The physi
That there will be immense gold-
bearing ledges discovered along the
banks of Bridge river and its tributaries,
there can be little doubt. At prejeii.
the country is barely prospected. It has
been "located" to a considerable extent,
but outside of the few mines that have
proved up rich, very little development
work has been done.
W! ■__    .
LjU'oet is about the best mineral district we know of for tbe poor miner.
He is not compelled to solicit the aid of
the capitalist; he can, with the aid of a
simple nrrastra, pound out enough gold
to make himself in easy circumstances.
This is fact, proof of which may be seen
in ihe operations of the Lorne mine
Mining "experts" are not always infallible. They sometimes make aB grave
mistakes as the uninitiated. The miner's
pick, muscle and energy is quite good
enough "expert" evidence for us in the
future welfare of this district.    It has
remained for this cla.6 of men to prove
cian attending Dreyfus says that the that we have a bonanza on ground that
condemned man is hopelessly ill, and was hitherto considered worthless
that he may live only a few weeks; in
any case only a few months.   His perse-      .,    .   IT   ,,    , .    ,       .
.       , ..... .'.'.;.       Prof. H. Montgomery, who has been
cutors have his life on their hands. .    ■ ' , . .       ,,-■. ,    .,        ,
on a tour of inspection, lately, throughout the Slocari, Lillooet and Boundary
districts, lias the following to say concerning Lillooet: "While a large field
has been covered and many properties
visited and Sam piled, among the most in-
t.resttii^'f-''- gfbup of four claims, the
Ample, 'MWaVcHi Gladstone, and the
'W'hSleVBitu"a{. _ *"!__' Lillooet, three miles
from .h-'Golden Cache, near the town
Vjf Liifobe*.. There is now being completed a jgrjrM'Wa&on road from the main
..lie of the Cariadian Pacific railway to
the properties in question, which will
reduce the distance hitherto required to
be travereed, from 62 to_5 miles. Cayoosh
creek affords an abundant water power,
and all the machinery of the Golden
Cache is driven by this power, and there
For the past several weeks gold has
been shipped from the Bridge river to
Lillooet, from the free-milling quartz
claims. This week over ten thousand
dollars' worth of amalgam was brought
into town, showing that the country has
some producing mines. Fo^,soiBe.,tiAn.
the kick from the government has been
that there are no producing mines in this
Section, and it was almost useless to'
spend money on roads arid" trails.
Machinery for the mines has been taken
in over hoirible trails, and with little
encouragement from outside people.
Now that bullion is being shipped, and
other properties are being opened up, it
will be necessary that a   wagon  road
is plenty of unused power f«>r other pio-
perties. A poiass-ium cyanide mill, having a capacity of 80 tons daily, is now in
course of erection, and will be completed
and in running order before the winter
Bets in. Concerning the four claims,
the professor said that tbey contained a
large body of arsenical gold-bearing ore,
18 feet in width, having values from $8
i to $50, And an average value of from $12
to $14. Tne piofos or said that he traced
this ore body on ihe surface through tin
properties for over 4,000 feet. "I wat
instructed," said the piofessor, "to obtain, if p s_>ble, a conservative estimab
of the ore in siglton these four claims,
and after considerable t'Ou.de 1 have
done so. 1 am of the opinion thatjthere
is now in sight on these properties ore to
tbe value of over $400,000, and I thiik
my figures are within the mark. About
ten men are now employed, and the
owners are Mr. Chaplin, president of the
Welland Vale company, of St. Catharines ; Mes-rs. Fox arid Ross of Toronto,
and Mr. Hawley of Vancouver, the same
parties who lately purchased the Golden
Cache mine. At Bridge river, north of
Lillooet, the Lome mine is being actively
worked with good results, and a grea.
deal of prospecting and placer work has
• een done during the past summer all
through thiB section."
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The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Trains leaving the Pacific
coast Tuesday, Thursdays and
Saturdays   connect  at  Fortj
William   with   the  palatial I
lake   steamers   " Manitoba,    CAMERON & HURLEY
" Alberta " and " Athabasca"
across the great lakes.
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 winch
will take you a. far an poesible,-and we supply saddle horses for the rest of th.
trip.    By starting from Lytton over twenty miles is paved when going to Lillooet.
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
For full information as to time, rates, elr.
also roiiies Of Canadian Pacific Ky., 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.
Lytton and Lillooet, B t
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
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The Injustice of Prance.
Only in France, apparently,  is  the
hideous infamy of the conviction of Capt.
Dreyfus by the court-martial unappreciated.    There, except among the Jewt
themselves and the few revisionists wlic
demanded a new trial for the unfortunate soldier, the wdict has been hailed
with joy and the nation has retired t<
coddle the vindicated honor of her amv
in seclusion, unmindful of the cry of indignation that went up from the who]<
world outside of France when the jud>;
ment wa_ announced.   The only matu
fhat seems to puzzle the French nation
is the punishment that is to be meted
out to the victim of ihe ghastly farce at
'Rennes.    But even  the prospect that
Dreyfus   may   possibly    escape   prison
either by reason of his long confinement
on Devil's isle, or through pardon by the
president, does not detract  from   the
ertieLjoy the populace appears to take in
_>reyfu.' disgrace.
^runce now stands alone in the world.
T)*" ! is not a nation emerged into the
:li|°' fof the nineteenth centuiy that does
not condemn her persecution of Dreyfu".
England is ablaze with her indignation
at the verdict of the Rennes court, and
in'Germany the press is stupefied at. the
wanton descent of hated France into the
slime of the Dreyfus scandal. Even in
Russia, where originated the persecution
of the Jews and where Jew-baiting is
hardly officially discountenanced, the
newspapers voice the sentiment of the
p ople against the crowning shame of
France in the conviction of Dreyfus.
In England both press and pulpit
predict revolution for France. One
divine compares tie five judges of the
court-martial with Judas Iscariot and
Pilate. The Loudon Times calls the
Drey fur trial the greatest and most appalling debasement of justice in modern
times and the verdict the crowning
scandal of the trial. The Cologne Gazette, the official organ of Germany, says
the worst enemy ot France could not
wish her a greater misfortune, ami
speaks of the verdict as an insult to the
kaiser and humanity.
In Italy and Hungary the French are
referred to as savages, and a movement
is on foot, with the active eyinpithy of
t ie Ca bolic cli.urt h, to boycott the Paris
exposit on. How far this movement
may extend is problematical, but it will
have its i. flueiice in other lai.ds.—Ex.
Major Esterbazy, commerting on the
ver lict in the Dreyfus cate, in the Evening Ne*B, saying tha Dreyfus was justly
condemned as the inevitable result of
the evidence colleend by Gen. Mer'ier.
ThiB. according to Esterbazy, bore conviction lo the minds of ihe judgis and,
he add d, "The court-martial following
the previous finding declared Dreyfus
guiliy and not innocent." Continuing,
Esterbazy said : '"I believe the sentence
was in accordance with an understand-
i g wjtli the government. Dreyfus is in
a position to claim a 1 eduction of bis
s ntence I y one-half. The whole business was a farce, arranged in advance,
and doubtless he w II soon he libeiated."
CARGILE HOUSE, ashcroft.
Is now under new management and has been thoroughly lenovated. Culinar
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.
__v_z_B_=^c_Ea:___-_isrT taxloir,-
Tweeds, Trouserings, Serges, Winter Goods, etc
Call and inspect our stock.  Good workmanship and moderate charges.   Repair
ng and cleaning a specialty.   Orders by mail or express punctually attended to.
MINERS' SUPPL1LS a specialty.
Tin Shop in connection.
A scheme for mainland connection has
been recently submitted to a private
committee of the Victoria Ciiy Council,
by Capt. McKenzie. It provides for an
eighteen knot steamer, capable of carrying 500 passengers, to run from Sydney
to Vancouver or Steveston, in three and
a half hours, making a daylight round
trip possib'e; the vessel to be built at
Victoria, and far patB'iiger. only, the
freight seivice being otherwise provided
for. The bonus asktd is $12,."00 a year
lor ten years.
New York, Sept. 12.—Cornelieus Van-
ileibilt, head of the Vanderbilt family,
died at his residence in this city at 5:45
o'clock this morning from a stroke of
paralysis No physician was in attendance. The attack was very sudden aud
entiiely unexpected, and it was impossible to reach any phj sician before death
occurred. Mr. Vanderbilt was in his
fifty-sixth year.
A special ♦o the Evening S:ar, from
Quebec, jays: "I am assured in the most
positive manner by ministerial members
of the House of Commons that it has
been definitely decidtd by the government to postpone the general election
until next year. Theie will be another
cebsion of parliament before the issuance
of the writs, but only one moie.
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 18H3.
.post o_r_riC-ES stobe.
General Herchandise and
Miners Supplies.
The C it°.rcli of England tight continues
to attract attention, caysalateUesi atch.
M ) t ol the bishopF, including the b..ho|>
< I Lincoln and the lit. Rev. Edward
KLiny, who was triid seveial j ears ago
J'nr ritualistic practices, have issued
'{ _ter_ lo the various dioceses ordering
obeyance to the archbishop's dedHom-.
Many of the clergy, however, fiankly
a nounce that they will not do so.
Word was received from Ashcroft, latt
week, t at Jos. ph Brenner, whi e suffering from a fit, of insanity, thiew himself
in front of an eastltouud freight train
ana was killed. From papers Lund on
bit- bo ly, it is believed that he was en-
gagidin minii g in Omit eca, but was
mere recently from Vantouver.
The Dominion Government has decided to relieve some ten destitute parties
who are now at Vancouver, and who
were found in the Liard and Dea*e river
country. A vote of $25,000 was taken
last BeBsion to assist any who had gone
in prospecting to that country, and were
found to be in want.
An Ottawa despatch says: "It is reported here that Justice Walkem of the
Supreme (out of i-ritbh Columbia intend, retiring at an early date. Nodt-
ta la as to bis motive or as to when his
resignation will be tendered are obtainable."
Atlin has another paper, the Atlin
Glole, published by Wm. Baillie, formerly ot tbe Westminster Ledger, the
Inland Sentinel, the Vancouver Budget,
and the Fort Steele Prospector.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLIVRAY    Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headqnartersfor stage.     Stable in con
 TH _CS	
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
Enn i risers
and Contractors
Sole agents:
M. Beatty & sons Dredging Machinery.
Recent despatches to London indicate
that there will be organize 1 boyiotts
against the French Exposition, established in she United States, Germany,
Italy, Hungary, and Austrian Empire.
i And be sure that each Cigar is branded, other-
i wise they are not genuine.
They are not only made of the Choicest To-
I baeco  but are  of  home   manufacture,   and
should be patronized by all good citizens.
123 \Vate_ 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. O
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All points in  Cariboo—Monday.
LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and Friday.
■ Through and return tickets at reduced rates.    Special conveyances furnished.
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 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 newspape- print and
age.   We will guarantee satisfaction.   Repairing department a specialty.
Leland House
Corner of Hastings and Granville Strtets.        VANCOUVER   B. 0
w:m:_ _H__>_.iv_:ii.TOisr, _?r.o_?- THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET. B. 0., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1899.
E. J. Hooper left Tuesday rrorning
for tie Bei.d'Or mines, where he will be
Mrs. H J. Keary returned home Saturday evening, from a weeks' visit to the
to st cities.
Wm. Cameron came throueh from
Lytton last Saturday, with a load of
Mrp. L. G. Burns and family will
shortlv leave for the coas', on a visit to
relatives and friends.
At Clinton, on September 8th,a little
daughter arrived at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. E. E. Bell.
Mrs. R. Carson returned home to
Pavilion Mountain last week from the
coast, accompanied by her sister, Mis.
A. McDonal 1, road superintendent,
returned home Sunday from ihe East
Lillooet district, having been absent a
few weeks.
James M'Kivor and W. Durban returned the first of the week from CVd-
wallader, where they went a few weeks
J. Preston Forde, engineer in charge
of the works at the Cache and Ample
claims on Cayoosh creek, was in to an
Gib. Ward returned to Bridge river
last Saturday afternonn, to work on
claims owned by himself and to do a
little prospecting.
Chas. Case and P. Sherwood, interested in the copper group of claims on the
North Fork, were in town for a few days
this week.
Posters are out announcing the Clinton
races on October 5th and 6th. Every
arrangement has been made for a successful meet, and there will be quite an
attendance of spectators.
Wm. Allen, who has been ill for the
past couple of weeks, is still confined to
the house. Geo. Bell is attending to the
wants of the guests and travelers at the
A half-bretd wa. in the skookum house
Saturday evening, for being overloaded
with booze. Before E. S Peters, J. P.,
Monday morning, hedonattd $6.50 to the
general fund.
_ H. S. Southard was in town last Friday evening, on business. The Fountain
hydraulic mine is working away very
satisfactorily, and Mr. Southard is meeting with success, which he deserves.
Now is the time for the prospector to
develop his claim. Show it upl There
are dozens of goo 1 properties lying idle
in this district that will find, an eager
purchaser this winter if they are properly opened up.
The Ashcroft Fair next week, promises
to be all right, and a good attendance is
-assured. The managers this year have
exerted themselves more than heretofore, and will have a first-cla.s exhibition.
A petition will shortly be circulated
by parties to ask the Dominion Government to make an appropriation for cleaning out Portage creek, between Seaton
rnd Anderson lakes, to allow boats to go
through. With McGillivray creek ai d
the Anderson lake camps coming to the
front, the probabilities are that the
matter will he considered.
Fred. Richardson and A. Brett arrived
in town Sunday evening from Cadwallader creek. Mr. Richardson and his
partner, C. M. Glum, hive bonded tl e
Alhambra group and the M ible fiaction
to the Bend'Or company.
D. W. Rowlands, clerk in the B. C.
Express office at Aslnroft, was married
to Miss Gr ce Biown, at St. Alton's
Church, Ashcroft, on Wednesday, Stpt.
13ih. Tney left for the east on a short
trip, and will then take up their residence in Ashcroft.
The Gazette this wei k will contain
the proclamation convening the legislature on Thursday, January 4th, 1900
This doe} not lor>k as if the S mlin government was afraid to meet the legiela-
tu e. The session of 1899 comnienced on
January 5th.
Wm. E. and T. A. Brett returned from
McGillivray cieek last Thursday morning, where they had been doing assessment werk on claims. They expect to
commence work shortly on the Brett
group, preparatory to putting a mill on
the property. Water will be brought in
for power, and the probabilities are that
they will start work on a wagon road
from tbe lake to ihe pioperty, a distance
of alout two miles.
W. A. Carlyle, superiniendent of Le
Roi mine and all the B. A. 0. properties, has accepted the superintendency
of the RioTinto copper mines in Spain,
at a salary of $25,000 per year. Hi-
salary is now $8,000 per annum. He was
formerly Provincial Mineralogist, and in
that place made a fine reputation as a
conservative, able, eomcientious mining
man. Few young men have risen so
rapidly as Mr. Oarlyle. He has now a
world wide fame.
Geo. F. Risteen. the well-known C. P.
R. pnssenger conductor, has been promoted to the position of trainmaster at
Revelstoke, in place of Alex. Forrest,
resinned. Mr. Risteen'- numerous Kamloops friends will be pleased to learn of
his well-earned promotion, thoug'i sorry
to lose him as a resident. Alex. Forr> si
returns to the road, and will take Geo.
Ri.teen's run between Vancouver and
Kamloops, making his home in Vancouver.—Sentinel.
LUlooet, B. C
Notary Public, Accountant and
Minir-t_   Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
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 nersonally.
Wholesale    and      1. eta II    of    _.iuli
and Heavy Harness.
Saddles, Vehicles, Saddlery Hardware, and
Harness Leather.
Quotations by mail forwarded on application.
412 HASTINGS ST., Vancouver, B.C.
R,._E3_. BBBTT.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
- Fair! -
Established 1886.
Incorporated 11.95.
Wednesday, September 27th,
And will continue for three days.
Come and visit the Fair. We
promise you it shall be
the best ever held
in Ashcroft.
Good prizes and good purses
for races. For racing program see posters. Send
for prize list.
President. Secretary.
Hoard of MaiiH.^rnentj—F. S. Key
ii'.Ids (chairman), J. E. Kni.ht, Henry
llaivey, J. 0. Bariu-p, Geo. I. Illair.
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.
$I5000-IN PRIZES-$I5000
0_P_E3_N" TO T_3:._3 -W_0_R____D
A Round of Pleasure for Four
Whole Days.
Horse Races.   Bicycle Races.
Champion Lncmsse.   Naval  and
Military Sports.    At|itatic».    C-ym-
l.liana.    Baseball.    Kootnal-
IJimd Tournament,
Magnificent Illuminations.
Grand Concert each 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, \V. 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.
Mclennan, mcfeelei k Co., Ltd.
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
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
> Dry -ft.d,
O-Ej^TEDE^j^Xj     _M:_£-3_=^C_E3:A.I_TT
Miners Supplies."
Iill-IiOO-ST, "B. C.
Branch Store at Bridge River 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_>__>ri_: of-
THE ASHCHOKT BHANCH is the most convenient Rank for Lillooet anil nil
places in the Cariboo district. Money received on deposit. Drafts issued and collections made
in any part of Canada, Great. Britain'and the United States.
Oold Dust mid Ai-__la_iTi l^tiroh-ised
Inland Cigar Manufacturing to.
OF B.C.,, LTD.
R.F.Anderson &Co
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves,Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc,. Wire Cable
and Ilussel Wire Fencing.
Our  .Specialties:
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