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Vol. 2, No. 45.
LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, MAY 18,   1900
$2.00 a year.
Last Tuesday the residents of Lillooet
were favored with a visit by that much
talked of gentlemen Mr. Joseph Martin.
In the evening a meeting was held in
Santini's Hall. Mr. Lochore having
been appointed chairman, called on Mr.
Martin, wbo spoke for upwards of two
hours. His address was merely an elaborate explanation ol the platform of the
Martin government, which our readers
have no doubt read again and again. A
number of ladies were present and a
facetious but slightly inebriated individual caused a good deal ot amusement
by repeatedly calling Mr. Martin's attention to the fact that he had not expressed his gratification at the presence
of so many of the fair sex.
At the close of Mr.  Martin's speech,
the chairman called on Mr. Smith, who
proceeded to regale the audience with a
rehash of  Mr. Turner's   speech  at the
recent  meeting.     He then  went on to
state that  fourteen  of the Acts of the
late government had been disallowed by
the Governor-General,'and afte.reading
the titles of the fourteen Acts, he apparently,   was    preparing to   read   them
through—this   was  too much   for   Mr.
Martin, who  mildly  stated   that  only
three  acta  had   been disallowed,  and
that the statement that appeared in the
papers   three weeks  ago was an error.
After some little  argument Mr. Smith
waB forced   to admit that his information on the  matter  was not up to date,
and to the great  relief of the audience,
laid aside  his papers  and spared them
the reading of the three disallowed acts.
He then  referred  to the error in the
amendment   to the  Placer Mining Act,
by which Chinese were enabled to wash
for gold   without  taking out  a miner's
.license.    He stated  that he had called
Mr. Martin's  attention to the error before the act was passed, but that he had
taken no notice.     He then   turned and
asked   Mr.   Martin if  that was not bo.
Mr. Martin replied   that he had no recollection  of  Mr. Smith   having done
anything  of the kind,   but of course as
Mr.   Smith   was positive   that he   had
done bo,   he would  not contradict him.
Incredulous    glances    were   here exchanged by   many of  the audience who
remembered Mr. Smith's recent assei-
tion that  he had $8,000  out on loan in
this  district for  which be  charged no
interest.    Mr. Smith then attached Mr.
Martin about the state of the roads and
mentioned  that he had  written  to the
government about the state of a certain
road up the river, but that no attention
had   been   paid   to the   matter.    Mr.
Martin  subsequently in reply  to this
charge said that if the necessary repairs
had not  been  done it was either Mr.
Phair'a or Mr. Soues' fault, and that if
they did not do their duty   they should
be dismissed.     Mr. Smith allowed this
censure of Mr.   Phair to   pass without
any defence,   although he had been the
cause of the  chaige  having been made.
It may be  here  observed that if Mr.
Smith had protested, as he should have
done,    in    the    House,   against   the
miserably inadequate appropriation' for
the repair of roads in the last estimates,
he could have justly  now complained.
He, however, was dumb,  as he  generally ie, when in the House.
After Mr. Smith got through with his
remarks the chairman called on Mr.
Skinner, who received a most enthusi
astic reception, but as it was so late he
only made a few remarks.
Mr. Martin then announced that he
would place a candidate in the field in
the interest of the government in a few
The meeting then adjourned.
London, May 14 —The war is practically over, says the Daily Chronicle's
Kroonstadt correspondent and in less
definite terms this is the view to be
gathered from all the correspondents.
They picture the Boers as utterly demoralized aud dispirited by Lord
Roberts' unexpected rapid advance and
by his facile turning of the carefully
prepared positions of the enemy.
President Kruger declares he will continue the war. President Steyn is represented as having been frantic with
rage and as having kicked and cuffed
the burgheas after vainly imploring
them to continue tbe fighting. The
prisoners—even the Transvaalers—
appear glad to have been captured.
They say that they are sick of a war
that can only have one ending, and
several have exclaimed "Jwe have lost
our liberty but why should we lose our
Lord Roberts telegraphs from Kron-
stadt, May 12.—I entered Kroonstadt at
1:30 p.m. to day, without opposition,
and hoisted the Union Jack. President
Steyn fled durjng the night being unable
to persuade the Burghers to continue to
oppose us. The Transvaalers said they
would no longer fight in the Orange
Free State. The Free Staters accuse
the Transvaalers of deserting.
According to a despatch from Bennet
Burleigh, Paul Botha and Wm. Mac-
donald, members of the Free State Legislature, demanded that the chairman
should call a meeting to sue for peace,
as further resistance was suicidal, and
pronosed to make President Steyn a
Nothing definite has been heard about
the expected relief of Mafeking. The
Capetown correspondents continue to
wire that relief .is imminent—fixing
Tuesday or Wednesday as the probable
London, May 16.—It is officially announced that Gen. Buller occupied
Glencoe yesterday. Gen. Buller wires
that the Transvaalers have evacuated
Biggarsberg. The Boer forces are
moved north from surrounding points
on the 13th and 14th. Eleven gunB
were entrained at Glencoe and the last
train, with the ambulance, left at
dawn on the 15th.
London 18.— Up to this hour the war
office has had no news of the relief of
Mafeking. The town still holds out, bow-
ever. It appears that the Boer stormers
fell into a trap Saturday. Baden-Powell
permitted tbem to seize one fort and he
then surrounded and overpowered them
before the large forces perceived the
The Canadian artillery are pushing
forward and may yet take part in the relief of Mafeking.
Reports brought down from Cadwallader this week, brings very good news
from the mines. All the properties
being opened up are showing extremely
fine bodies of ore. The Bend'Or is
pounding away with the ten-stamp mill
and will cleanup about the end of the
month. During the last run quite a lot
of gold was lost, as assays from the
tailings averaged $49. During this run
the defect will be remedied and a good
cleanup is expected. A large staff of
men are at work in the mine and are
getting out ore.
Alex. McArthur who bad his leg injured a short time ago by a piece of rock,
is able to be around again and will be to
work shortly.
At the Lorne, Me-srs. Hurley, Young
and Ooughlin have three arrastras at
work and are putting through rich rock.
They cleanup about every week and
although the result is not made public,
they have secured considerable amalgam.
Mr. Alex.   Lochore, of  Foster's  Bar
was in town for a few days this week.
R. Terry has gone to the coast for a
trip, having been unwell .for some time.
The school flag will be erected at 3:30
p.m., Wednesday, May 23. All are
invited to attend.
W. F. Allen will leave for Cadwallader in a few weeks and will commence
work on the Pioneer claim. The arrastra
which was built a couple of years ago
will be put in good shape for crushing
the rich rock of the Pioneer. With
further development this claim will
prove a good property, as the showing
so far is first class.
Geo. L. Hurst came up from Lytton
Monday evening and has gone to the
Ample mines.
For  progress   and  prosperity mark
your ballot on June 9th  for ROBT. B.
Tlie Alhambra is showing up better
than ever, and with the work done this
spring on it and neighboring claims, has
proved it beyond doubt a good property. It is the intention, before long,
for the owners to put a small stamp
mill at work, and have a large quantity
of pre in sight to run a mill for some
Wm. Halymore is still prospecting the
placer ground near the mouth of South
Fork, and it is reported has discovered
something good and will proceed at ouce
experimenting on his find.
Major Burnet went to Bridge river
Thursday morning where he will spend
several weeks surveying mineral claims.
Wm. Sutton, Wm. Gamble and Rjbt.
A. Hume, came down from Cadwallader
Thursday afternoon.
Rod J. Atkin has his acetylene gas
lamp completed and for the past week
on exhibition. The lamp is an ingenious
affair and is suitable for houeehold and
oflice purposes, and can easily be carried around, not weighing any more
than an ordinary hand lamp. Tbe lamp
is to be patented and put on the market
and will no doubt be a good seller and
reap benefit to its inventor.!
It is reported that an excursion up
Seaton lake will take place next Thursday, the Queen's birthday.
NOTICE—All persons interested
in arranging a programme for the First
of July, are requested to meet in
Santini's Hall, Monday   evening next.
C. E. Tisdall, one of the Conservative
candidates iu Vancouver, has withdrawn from the contest, owing to business reasons. F. Carter-Cotton was
offered the nomination but refused it.
Anderson Lake Mining; Companv*
The first annual meeting of the stockholders of the Anderson Lake Mining
and Milling Company, was held at the
company'8 office on Monday of this
week. Very little business waB transacted, the purpose of the meeting being
only to legally confirm what was done
some weeks ago by the provisional directors. Nearly 900,000 shares of stock was
represented. The same set of directors
namely Messrs. Ward, Reynolds, Harvey, Marshall and Brett were elected,
and at the directors' meeting held afterwards, Dr. F. S. Reynolds waB elected
president and managing director; R. T.
Ward, vice-president; O. Harvey,
treasurer; and J. A. Bremner, secretary. The company expect they will be
started in about two weeks and hope
for good returns. Quite a number of
Ashcroft people are interested in the
company.—Ashcroft Journal.
John Dunlop, general merchant, with
stores near Seaton lake and Tyauchton,
has issued a neat pocket memorandum
containing calendar and useful information to the prospector.
Mr. J. H. Anthony, of the firm of
Anthony & Robson, Lytton, and Miss
Anthony, returned home Thursday
morning after a lev days' visit to
Robert B. Skinner left Wednesday
morning for the Bridge river section to
call on the electors and place his politi-
views before them. Mr. Skinner is no
stranger to this section, having visited it
every few months for the past four years
Politics are not very warm as yet in
Cariboo. Tt is now reported that Harry
Jones, of Stanley, is in the field: Hunter, Helgesen, Rogers, Kinchant, Jones
and the Martin men if there are any yet
te hear from. In other words, six or
eight to enter but only two to go—to
Tbe Irish Reserves had been called
out, and among the lads who had so
nobly answered to the summons came
a little band of heroes—six of 'em—wno
arrived at the barracks full of patriotism,
bounty, and other good things, and
drenched to the skin from a two-mile
walk in the rain. Arm in arm they
proceeded across the square, and their
appearance attracted the attention of
the commanding officer.
" Where do you men come from ? "
said be.
" Armagh," they roared in husky
" Who in the name of heaven are
yo i? "
" Wbo are we? " smilingly queried
the spokesman of the party, swaying
gently to and fro. " Who are we?
Shure we're England's last hope 1 "
Work on the tramway from the mill
to the mine is going ahead steadily and
will be completed in a few days. The
upraise in the tunnel will be finished
shortly as it ie up a distance of 90 feet
with about 20 feet more to go. The mill
will be crushing ore by the first of June.
He was a wounded soldier who had
been shot through the head and had recovered. " You can now go back to
whatever employment you were at before you joined the Reserves, " said the
doctor; " but remember it may make a
difference—you- have lost a bit of your
brain." " It will make no difference
whatever," was the reply. " I am in
the War Office," and then the doctor
said no more.
Here is a story of an Irish soldier
which is a brilliant vindication of his
loyalty to his flag. A private wat
charged with having called for cheers
for President Kruger in the barrack-
yard. " An' why wouldn't we cheer
him? " said Paddy. " Sure, if it wasn't
for Kruger we'd have no fightin' at all,
at all I "—Boston Transcript.
There were 150,385,000 letters posted
in Canada during the year ending June
30 last, or an increase of over 15,000,000
as compared with the previous year. In
1876, the first year of the confederation,
the number of 'letters posted were
If you cannot trace your family
just try for political honors.
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KIC. A. FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
FRIDAY, MAY 18, 1900.
The prospects for Mr. R. B. Skinner-
election wbb always bright and he was
always known to be the stronger man,
but now his election is assured
and on June 9th, he will head
the poll with a good majority.
The electors are aware that it iB
absolutely necessary to have a
change, if the district is to advance
and keep up with the times and therefore are giving their support to Mr.
S.inner—the candidate who wiil do
the utmost to open up the district.
Mr. Skinner in the past has not hesitated to spend his own money and interest parties in mining properties in
the district, and has been the means of
spending large sums of money in the
comm anity. He has never failed to put
in a good word for the district and ha6
shjwn himself to bean up-to-date man
who knows the requirements of the district. As to bis election there iB no
doubt, as the electors know that in
having him as representative that he
will do his utmost to bring the district
to the front and with the building of
roads to the mines, large and heavy
machinery that is necessary for mining
purposes can be taken in easily. The
farmers will then have a market for
their produce and not have it rotting as
it has been for the past few years,
chiefly on account of lack of transportation facilities. Mr. Smith always has
great faith in the district about election
time, but in the intervals has spoken
quite freely of his lack of faith in the
district. His only object of being the
representative is to spend a few months
of the year in Victoria, drawing a salary
of $600 per annum, with his transportation paid. ' He does not wish the district to go ahead, as by new people
coming in be is not considered the
power he feels by his long residence
here and his domineering spirit over a
few of the old residents. He claims he
is not a politician, but wants to hold on
as representative as it is a pleasant
pastime. The Lillooet district has
reached such a stage that it cannot
stand such matters as these and the
electioa of Mr. Smith on sympa'hy
would mean remaining in the same old
rut, as he would do his utmost to bar
any advancement. Mr. Smith's disgraceful tactics of ignoring politics
altogether and resorting to personal
matters only, is not even approved of by
his own supporters, and even ex-premier
Turner remarked that such matters
should not be brought forward by Mr.
Smith. A change iB needed and on
June 9th, Robert B. Skinner will head
the poll, and Alfred Wellington Smith
will be elected to the place he ought to
be—that is to stay at home.
As an instance to show what Mr
Smith doee to advance the mining industry in West Lillooet, we may cite
the following case: Last fall several
members of the Toronto-Lillooet Gold
Reefs Co. who are commencing work on
the Ample claims on Cayoosh creek,
with the intention of erecting a large
cyanide plant, visited this section, and
while here came across Mr. Smith, then
member for the district, and while discussing matters in general, Mr. Smith
advised them that it was foolish to
spend money on Oayoosh creek and that
they should be very careful in the expenditure of any large Bum of money.
The director addressed told Mr. Smith
that it was no one's business how much
money  the  company    spent  as  they
were not asking the public to invest
their money, and especially tbe people
around Lillooet, and if tbey failed to
make a success they would be the losers.
The director waB surprised that anyone
in Lillooet would try and throw cold
water on any company wbo were spending their money in the town and developing the mines of the district which
would materially increase the benefits
to the town. The above facts were told
to a representative of the The Prospector, and can be verified by the Superintendent of the company and another
The above goes to show the public
what Mr. Smith's endeavors are to induce capital to come into the diatrict
and develop its mines and patronize
the merchants and others who live here.
Mr. Smith surely has no kick coming on
Cayoosh creek, as he never lost any
money in any mining venture.
This is only one instance of the
hundreds which has happened
to try and keep out capital and
make Lillooet a live, up-to-date mining
camp. The electors should remember
this on June 9th and cast their vote for
Robert B. Skinner, who will do all pos-
sible to advance all the industries in the
A gentleman whose position and experience entitles his views to great
weight, says that the surest way to stop
claim jumping is to stop grubstaking, and thus compel every
man who stakes a claim to do so in his
own proper person. If to this were added
a provision that a case of wilful claim-
jumping should work a forfeiture of the
free miner's certificate, we would have
very much less of this objectionable practice than now is heard of. He also suggests that, as the special act of 1899 under which Mr. Justice Irving went to Atlin is exhausted, a general act should be
passed authorizing the government to
send a judge at any time to any mining
district with similar poweis to those exercised by Mr. Justice Irving, the law
being safsguarded with such conditions
as would prevent its being put into operation except in emergencies.—Colonist.
Had Driven Mules Before.
Daniel C. Pomeroy, once a prominent
New York criminal lawyer, in his early
life was a stage driver on the old Butter-
field line and gleaned his legal education largely upon the box seat of liis
coach or while change of horses was
being made at the stations. He was associated with others in the defense of
one Mrs. McCarthy on her trial at
Utica for the murder of a man named
Hall of Ogdensburg, who was killed
by a bullet from her revolver which was
aimed at another man. Judge Dolittle
presided at the trial and seemed to believe in the prisoner's guilt. The Judge
was bitter and so was Pomeroy. The
latter made an objection and insisted
upon it rather strenuously.
" Mr. Pomeroy," said the judge. "I
am not a horse and can't be driven."
" Well, your honor, I have learned in
my early experience to drive mules, and
I will try to keep up my former reputation."—Philadelphia Call.
Couldn't Part With Them.
What a difference there is in some
things. If a Canadian goes over to
Buffalo to work at a job, De Barry takes
him by the neck and tosses him back.
But three Americans came over to
Canada the other day to do a job on the
Welland canal, and the Canucks insist
upon them remaining here!—Hamilton
New roads, etc., are wanted and you
will surely get them if you vote for
ROBT. B. SKINNER. The change
will do yon good.
To the Electors of the
West Hiding of Lillooet Electoral District.
Gentlemen : At the request of a number of
influential voters I have decided to seek the
honor of representing your important district
in he Provincial Legislative Assembly.
I am as many of you are doubtless aware,
interested to a large exent in mineral property
in the district. I am therefore desirous that
its resources should be developed, and consequently will be sure, if elected, to endeavor to
obtain as large appropriations as possible for
he making of roads and trails. I am convinced
that in the immediate future there will be a
large influx of capital into he tProvince, and
I shall use every effor to encourage the investment of money here. I have shown my faith
in the district by investing my own money, and
indirectly I have been largely the means of the
development of some of the best properties. As
the future advancement of Lillooet and the
farming community in the surrounding country
is solely dependent on the mining industry: it
is toyour interest to be represented by some
one who is directly interested in mining.
Though not a permanent resident of the district, I am continually visiting the various mining camps and am therefore, well able to judge
of the country's requirements. The fact that
my residence is more or less in Vancouver and
Victoria should rather be in your favor than
otherwise as I am continually in touch with
prominent business men from all parts of the
Province and capitalists who visit the coast
I am in favor of a very liberal expenditure of
money for opening up the whole country so
that the world at large can see what great
natural resources we have and I will, if elected,
advocate the borrowing of money for this purpose to the fullest extent. I am of the opinion
that rouds lo open up Bridge River, the Empire
Valley, Pemberton Meadows and Anderson
Lake districts and the improvements of roads
and trails generally, are an absolute necessity
With regard to the eight hour law: I consider
that for an honest eight hours work underground, any man is entitled to a full days
wage, but under certain circumstances and
conditions I see no reason why men should not
be free to work extra time provided they were
compensated accordingly.
With regard to Alien Act: I may say that I
have always opposed it even before it was passed
in the house, and from my personal observation
in Atlin last fall my opinion is that it was a
grevious mistake.
I am opposed to the employment of Oriental
labor in mines.
I consider it was a mistake to withdraw the
subsidy given to physicians to induce them to
reside in outlying districts in the prpvince.
The improvement of the laws pertaining to
quartz and placer"mining shall always receive
my most careful consideration and attention.
It is my intention, if elected to visit every part
of the riding at least once a year in order to ascertain the needs of my constituents so that I
shall be in a position to urge their claims on
the government.
It is my intention, if possible, to call on each
elector in order to explain my views more
Trusting that you will show your confidence
in me by placing me at the head of the poll.
I have the honor to be, your obedient servant
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First class mining properties handled.
Lesson la Mining.
A lode is a streak, as sure as you're born,
A dip is a pitch of the same,
A big bunch of rock that spoils the pay shoot,
Is called a horse in the vein,
A hanging wall's the top you know,
Or roof, of leads, in place.I
The footwall's just the floor of them,
Or bottom, bed or base.
An incline shaft is one that's sunk
Down on the lead's own pitch,
A straight one, just don't seem to care,
'Bout strikin' ore that's rich.
A crosscut runs to tap the vein
From a point that's picked as best,
A tunnel's about the stme old thing
So we'll let that subject rest.
A drift is a tunnel that follows a lead,
Not down, but in on a level,
A stope's a hole where ore was mined;
Now don't that beat the dovil ?
A winze is a sort of shaft, you see,
That starts from a level below,
And why they picked that name for it,
Is more my friend than I know.
A raise is made to connect two levels,
Or to strike the shoot overhead,
And the face of the driit is the end of the thing
And so we'll say, enough said.
To the Electors of the
West Biding of Lillooet Electoral District.
For cariosities in politics one requires
to make (a study of this province; it is
full of tbem.—Nelson Miner.
Dan Mann, of Mackenzie & Mann,
who is in Winnipeg, announces that the
Oanadian Northern will build 250 miles
of new road in tbe West this year.
Tbe Imperial House of Commons has
adopted by 186 votes to 40, n vote of
$193,000 for the completion of the Uganda railway. Upwards of $3,000,000 has
already been expended on this line.
In his speech at Fernie Premier
Martin said; " He wished to state that
the weakest man in the present govern
ment was three times as good as Col.
Baker and five times as good as Mr.
Semlin. Mr. Ryder was the best minister
of finance tbey ever had; he is a strong
man looking after details."
The Tacoma Clearing House Association have decided to make a discount on
all Canadian coin of 5 per cent. Quarters and half dollars will be discounted
5 cents and coin of a larger denomination than $1 will be subject to a discount
of 5 per cent. Nickels and dimes wili
be taken at par.
Conviction of Union Colliery.
The full court delivered judgment
in Regina vs. Union Colliery company,
affirming the conviction at tbe trial
when the company was found guilty of
neglecting to take reasonable precautions in maintaining the Trent river
bridge, so that, in consequence, an accident happened there on on August 17ih,
1898, whereby certain persons were
killed. Mr. Justice Walkem, at the
trial, fined the company $5,000. Tbe
appeal was whether an indictment
would be in order against the corporation for such an offence. The result is
that, as the court of appeal is evenly
divided, the judgment given below
stands, and tbe company will have to
pay the $5,000 fine.
Gentlemen: As the present condition of af
fairs in the province can not last long it will be
necessary to appeal to the country by a general
election and I again come before you, for the
fifth time, to ask you for your suffrages, and if
you do me the honor to elect me to represent you
in the Legislative Assembly, I shallconsider it
my duty to use my utmost endeavors to forward
your interests in every possible way, and those
of the whole province.
The most urgent requirements of tbe district
at the present time are the construction of
roads to the Bridge Kiver, McGillivray Creek
and Blaekwater mining sections, and roads that
will give better and more convenient outlets to
the farmers of Pemberton Meadows, Watson
Bar creek, Empire Valley and Chilcotin
agricultural sections, and if elected I will do all
I possibly can to have these roads constructed
as soon as possible.
I believe that the district is on the eve of
great prosperity, and I am in favor of the judicious expenditure of money in the construction
of roads and trails so as to give easy access to
all parts of the district, thus bringing its rich
mining and agricultural resources within easy
reach of the miners and agriculturalists. Such
a policy I am certain would result in a large
increase in the population and expansion of
the revenue as would justify any government
in the expenditure.
I do not think it would be in the best interest of the province for the government to
assume the expense of constructing and operating railroads.
In order to encourage the more rapid development of the placer mining industry of the
province, I think that holders of leases of hydraulic mining ground should be able to obtain
a crown grant of their holdings on terms similar to those granted to holders of mineral
I think that some arrangement should be
made with the Dominion government so that
rich mining ground, now held as Indian reserves, can be mined by white men.
I think that in order to protect white labor
the Dominion government should increase the
tax on Chinese coming into the country, and
that Japanese should pay the same tax as is
paid by the Chinese. 	
f I believe that eight hours should be a day's
work in all underground metalliferous mines,
and that neither Chinese nor Japanese should
be allowed to work in such mines. ...     j
I think the act known as the Alien Act, and
the Liquor License Act, 1899, should be repealed.
The amendment made to the Placer Mining
Act, under tbe supervision of Hon. Jos. Martin
during the session of 1899, which has virtually
allowed the Chinese all over the province to
mine on all crown lands during the past year,
without paying for a free miner's certificate
should be amended.
In order that those who meet with accidents
in the mines or are sick from other causes should
be able to obtain medical aid with the least
possible delay. I think that the gevernment
should give such a subsidy as will induce a
physician to reside permanently in the district.
I do not think the policy of the present government is such as will promote the best interests of the province, and is not in accordance
with the well understood wishes of a majority
of the people.
I shall endeavor to see you before the elec
ion takes place and explain my views on the-
various topics more fully to you personally,
and at public meetings.
I have the honor to be gentlemen, your obedi
ent servant
Notice is hereby given that application will
be made by the Vancouver Northern and
Yukon Railway 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, and confirming and extending
the powers to the company therein, and enabling the said company to extend its line of
raliway from some point at or near the city of
Vancouver or some other convenient point
on the shore of Burrard Inlet, to some
point on the north or south side of the
Fraser river at or near the City of
New Westminster, and changing the name of
the company by inserting the word " Westminster " after the 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.
[Form F.]
Monarch and Welland Vale mineral claims
situate in -the Lillooet Mining Division of
Lillooet District, located on the left bank of
Cayoosh Creek, near Ample mineral claim.
Take notice that I, Geo, T. Rives, agent for the
Toronto-Lillooet Gold Reefs Company.JLtmited,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 20,566B, 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 that action, under section 87, must be
commenced before the issuance of such ;Cer-
tificate of Improvements.
Dated this llth day of May, 1900."
Anthony & Eobson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863.
General flerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
Soo Pacific Line
For information regarding
tickets to and from all points
Canada, United
States and Europe
and tickets to
China, Japan, Honolulu, and Australia,
apply for information to
H. E. Leslie,
Agent Ashcroft.
or to E. J. Coyle,
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent,
Vancouver, B. C.
Horse Shoeing.
General Blacksmith
Work done at reasonable prices.
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LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and Friday.
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Choice  Wines,  Liquors
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CHAS. McGILLIVRAY    Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.  Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.    Stable in con.
Notary Public, Accountant and!
Mining  Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
There will be   " hot times in   the old
town " on June 9th.
Arthur F.   Noel left for   the Bend'Or
mines Wedneeday morning.
MiBsE. J.   Marshall   is   slightly   improved from her long illness.
H. Carey, from   Watson Greet   Bar,
spent a few clays in town this week.
Dr. Sanson   is at Clinton   this week,
and will return Monday or Tuesday.
For progress and prosperity mark
vour ballot on June 9th ior ROBT. B.
Mr. Arthur Martley stayed with us a
couple of days this week sizing up the
political situation.
Mrs. James Mclvor has been ill the
past week ween with a bad attack of
A polling booth at the Toronto-Lillooet
Gold Reefs Co.'s house on Oayoosh
Creek has been added to West Lillooet.
| V J. Amess returned from Vancouver on
Sunday evening, and will start work
this week putting the dredger in shape
for working the river bed. Montreal
parties are at the head of the affair, and
it is the intention to make several new
improvements to work to better advantage.
West Lillooet needs a member who
has faith in the future of the district and
who will endeavor to advance the industries every opportunity. The candidate who is the man to elect to this
office is ROBT. B. SKINNER.
Mr. H. S. Southard and W. E. Bre'.t
left Wednesday morning for McGillivray
Creek to look over mining properties.
Geo. R. Tinker, an old Lillooet resident, waB in town this week visiting his
A few men were put to work this
week on the Lytton road to make the
necessary repairs.
Someone waB heard the other evening
singing the well known song " He's
Just Behind the Times." We wonder
who was meant.
Harry Attwood came down from
Bridge River this week and left Wednesday morning for the coast, and may
visit San Francisco before his return.
Mr. Robt. Carson, Miss E. McGee,
Miss - Marsden and Miss E. Carson,
visited Lillooet Tuesday, returning to
Pavilion Mountain Thursday afternoon.
Mr. James Dickey was in town Tuesday and Wednesday, and attended the
political meeting of the Hon. Jos.
John Marshall, who is connected with
the management of the Anderson Lake
Mining Company, was down from the
mines tor a few days.
Robert Graham, who resides at
Kelly's Lake, will contest East Lillooet
as a candidate of the Martin government. J. D. Prentice will be the opposition candidate.
Moses Pigion, of Dog Creek, is dead
after a long illness. He came to this
country in early dayB from Quebec. A
large family is left to mourn his loss.
Dr. F. S. Reynolds, wife and family,
of ABhcroft, are ia town, and will remain for a few days before going to
McGillivray Creek where they will
spend several weeks. Dr. Reynolds is
president of the Anderson Lake Mining
Someone asked "Shorty" Jones at
the meeting the other evening to take
the platform and gives his views on the
political issues of the day. "Shorty"
replied by saying he felt too full for
utterance, but no doubt we will hear
from him later on.
The British Columbia Express Co.
inaugurate this week their semi-weekly
service from Ashcroft to Barkerville, and
owing to improvements that have been
made in the line the travelling public
will be afforded first-class accommodation. This company operate the longest
stage line in North America, and its
equipment in every department is up-to-
date. If desired, special conveyances
will be furnished at reasonable rates.
Vancouver bankers are seriously considering the discounting ol American
bank notes by ten or twenty per cent.
An action will probably be taken at
next Monday's meeting.
Geo. A. Keefer, C. E., has been appointed resident engineer of the Public
Works Department in British Columbia,
in place of J. R. Roy, who was recently
made secretary of the department.
The freight teams are busy these days
hauling supplies. From the looks of
things extra wagons will have to be put
on to haul the "Oh be Joyful."
Rev. W.W. Hardie, who has been
stationed the last year or two at Clinton
and Lillooet, left last week for the coast
and Scotland. Through the death of
his mother and brother in Scotland this
spring he was left $10,000 and he goes
home to settle tbe estate. He proposes
returning to the west again.
When one thinks over the large debt
of the province, amounting, if we are
not mistaken to upwards of $7,000,000,
the question which occurs to a resident of
thiB district is: how much of this immense sum has been spent in development here? We regret to Bay that the
reply ia nothing or almost nothing.
That we need roads and badly need
them, no one can'deny. For years the
ranchers up the Fraser have been crying out for such improvements as shall
enable them to bring their produce to
market. The miners have also applied
again and again for roads to the mining
districts. The district of West Lillooet
contributes annually the very respectable sum of upwards of $25,000, which
is paid by the struggling ranchers and
miners. A very Bmall p.rt, less than
half, of that $25,000 is spent in the
district. The balance goes to pay the
interest and sinking fund of the money
borrowed to improve other sections of
the country. The objection is sometimes made that $12,000 per year would
go a very short wav iu making roads.
The people who make this objection do
not understand the way these things are
managed. A loan of say $100,000, which
sum would be sufficient to do a large
part of the needed improvements, would
only require an annual payment ol less
than $5,000 for interest and sinking
fund. Even if $100,000 was borrowed
and spent in making roads in the district, and the district charged with the
interest and sinking fund, we would
still only receive about $18,000 less per
annum. There would Btill be a balance
of more than $7,000 which we would
contribute to the general expenses of
the province, ministers Balaries, administration of justice, etc., which would
even then be more  than our fair share.
CLINTON, B. C. Branch at Lillooet.
Manufacturers of all kind of
None but the best material used. Miners or
prospectors sending in orders will receive
prompt attention and satisfaction guaranteed.
VANCOUVER, - - - - B.C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and Optical goods. Our repair department is unexcelled for fine work.
Lenve your orders with the postmaster
who will have it attended to as well as if
you came personally.
Mainland Cigar
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And _e sure that each Cigar is branded, otherwise they are not genuine.
They are not only made of the Choicest Tobacco but are of home manufacture, and
should be patronized by all good citizens.
123 Water Street. VANCOUVER. B.C
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.
The person who iB chiefly to blame for
the present lamentable state of things
is our late member Mr. Smith. Mr.
Turner, at the recent meeting here, informed the audience that he dreaded
seeing Mr. Smith when the estimates
were being prepared. He must have
had Borne reason for fearing to see Mr.
Smith, other than the amount he asked
for, Mr. Smith's requests were very
moderate indeed—that is, his requests
for money to be spent in his constituency. As it is well known, however,
that Mr. Smith aspired to a cabinet
position, it is very likely he seized on
the preparation of the estimates aa a
suitable time to press hie personal
claims* and very probably used the fact
that he had worried them so very little
about his constituency, as a reason why
he should get some consideration. We
do not find fault wilh that of the large
sums borrowed, none or almost none
was expended in this district. Mr.
Smith did not make even such efforts os
he waB capable of to obtain roads and
other improvements. He was quite
satisfied that the district should remain
in the stagnant condition it was in. He
waB quite aware that the improvement
of the district would cause an influx of
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Bus meets steamboat for guests to and from Anderson L ake
and Bridge River points.
Hotel Victoria
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished throughout is the only first
class hotel in Lillooet. Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with tbe hotel. Headquarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
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Stage leaves Lytton every Monday and Friday morning
for Lillooet, returning next day.    Special trips made.
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
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estination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY & CO
strangers, men who were likely to support tke candidature of some more
bustling and up-to-date man. . We believe, however, that there are many
amongst the old timers here who have
the sense to see that the improvement
of the district will mean increased prosperity to them. We hope that all will
lay aside prejudice and vote for Mr.
8kinner who will assuredly do much
more for the district than Mr. Smith
will ever be able to (16, even if he decides at the eleventh hour to make an
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