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Vol. 2, No. 34.
$2.00 a year.
Cronje Surrenders With Four Thousand Men.
The Canadians do Their Duty.
Lorenzo Marquez, Feb. 22—The Transvaal government ie reported as being
serionsly alarmed at the defeat of the
Boers at Kimberley and the retreat of
the famous Cronjn. It is asserted that
6,000 Boers have been sent from Ladysmith to Bioemfontein.
Cheveley, 22.—The main body of
BoeiB have fled—evidently to Bteni the
advance of Lord Roberts.
Kimberley, 22.—Lord Methuen arrived
on Tuesday. He will *ct as administrator of Kimberley extending south
sfcpd to Orange River, Colonel Kekewich
will remain in command of the local
forces. The issue of siege food ceases
today.   There are 74 Boer prisoners here.
London, 24.—Boers Beem to be retiring from General Gatacre at Storks-
troom in order to reinforce the Free
London, 24.— A despatch to the Daily
Telegraph from Pietermaritzburg says :
"Fighting iB proceeding in the vicinity
of Pieters (between Colenso and Ladysmith) this morning, General Buller's
advance being opposed.
London, 24.—General Buller wires
that casualties resulting from the recent
fighting were 3 officers killed and 14
wounded. Owing to the continuous
fighting it is impossible to give the number of men killed and wounded.
London, 27.—The war office has received the following despatch from Lord
Roberts : "Paardeberg, 27.—General
Cronje and all his force capitulated unconditionally at daylight and is now a
prisoner in my camp. The strength of
his force will be communicated. I hope
that Her Majesty's government will consider this event satisfactory, occurring
as it does on the anniversary of Majuha."
London, 27,—The principal feature of
the battle of Paardeberg on the 18th
were the fighting and self-sacrifice of
the Highland Brigade and the impetuous charge on the Boer trenches by the
Cornwalls and Canadians.
It iB now announced that Lord Roberts notified the war office that the number of his prisoners approximates 4,000,
of which 1,150 are citizens of the Free
State and the remainder Transvaalers.
In Lord Roberts official report of
Cronje's surrender is the following:
"At 3 a. m. today a most dashing advance was made by the Ganadian regiment and some engineers, supported by
the First Gordon Highlanders and Second Shropshires, resulting in our gaining a point 700 yards nearer the enemy
and within 80 yards of Cronje'a trenches
where our me\i entrenched and maintained the position till morning. This
apparently clinched matters, for at daylight a letter signed by General Cronje
announcing bis unconditional surrender
was brought to the outposts."
London, 27.—The war office has re
ceived the following from Paardeberg:
"In the very successful attack by the
Royal Canadians this morning, Major
Pelletier was wounded, eight men killed
and 29 wounded." There were no B. C.
men among the number.
General Macdonald is expected to return to duty in a few days.
Twenty-nine Transvaal' officers wore
captured and 18 Free Staters. The guns
captured from  Transvaal  forces  were
seven 5 centimetre Krupps and nine
one pounders and one Maxim. From
the Free Staters, one Krupp and one
London, 27.—A despatch to the Daily
News from Lorenzo Marquez Feb. 23rd
says it is reported here that 5,000 Boers
have left Ladysmith for the Free State.
The Boers are concentrating forces 30
miles outside Bioemfontein and the Free
State government is moving to Winburg.
Nothing has been heard from Mafeking since February 12: h.
General Buller on Saturday forced
the last and strongest position of the
Boers who bar his way to Ladysmith.
General White's gune worked on Sat
urday upon the Boer positions and a
signalled message from Ladysmith reported that the Boers were retreating
and that larger rations were being issued
in view of the fact that relief seemed at
London, 28.—The war office has received a despatch from General Buller
announcing that Pieters Hill—the enemy's main position—was magnificently
captured yesterday and sixty prisoners
Paardeberg, 27.—General Cronje's surrender waB chiefly due to the gallant
night attack upon his trenches by the
Canadians and the Gordon Highlanders.
London, 28.—The Queen has tele-
graphen General Buller as follows:
"I have heard with the deepest concern the heavy losses sustained by my
brave Irish soldiers and I desire to express my sympathy and admiration of
the splendid fighting qualities they have
exhibited throughout those trying operations."
Capetown, 26.—There are now six
hundred prisoners at Modder River most
of whom surrendered Friday and Saturday and before Cronje's capture. They
are kept under guard between wire
While Lord Roberts was holding
Cronje at Paardeberg it is understood
that General French was moving towards Bioemfontein.
At all the theatres and music halls
the wildest enthusiasm is displayed,
everywhere patriotic pictures, songs,
and allusions were applauded to the echo.
. The morning papers are jubilant but
all warn the nation against over-confidence. Ten thousand additional troops
will go out and the effective force will
be kept near 200,000. At any time news
may come of General Buller's success.
A Boer report from Sterkspruit says
that General Brabout with British force
has occupied Jamestown, Cape Colony.
London 28 —Lord Rohei ts has forwarded additional list of casualties during three days flighting at Paardeberg
showing twelve killed and eighty-two
wounded and four missing, including
seven officers and four Canadian privates
A despatch from Arundel says British
troops have again occupied Rensburg.
A Paardeberg despatch says the Canadians were fighting hand-to-hand in the
Boer trenches when Cronje surrendered.
Ottawa 28.—The governor-general has
received a cable from the Right Hon.
Joseph Chamberlain offering hearty congratulations to Canada on the noble part
taken by Canadians in Lord Roberts
Sterkspruit, 28.—The Boers admit that
their losses, when the British under Gen"
era) Brabant recaptured Jamestown
were 50 killed, 123 wounded and 300 missing.
Paardeberg 28.—It is understood that
some 7,000 Boers are concentrating on
the British front. The British cavalry
are in touch with them to the eastward
and beiran skirmishing this morning.
London, March 1.—When the news of
the relief of Ladysmith was received
this morhing Londop went wild with joy.
Business is at a standstill and traffic on
the main atreets blocked tor hours.
A Capetown special announces that
the Boers made a severe and protracted
assault on Mafeking on February 24th
and 25th. They were repulsed with a
loss of 40 killed and wounded, the British loss 2 killed and 3 wounded.
General Buller wires from Nelthorpe
that he personally just returned from
Ladysmith and that the whole country
south of that place is clear of Boers. The
garrison at Ladysmith were on half a
pound of meat per man per day and will
want a little nursing before being fit for
The war office has received the following despatch from General Buller:
"General Lyttleton'a Headquarters:
General Dundonald with the Natal carbineers and a composite regiment entered Ladysmith last night. The country
between me and Laoysmith is reported
clear of the enemy. I am moving on
Lord Roberts cabled as follows: "Rensburg was reoccupied yesterday by General Clements."
A special from Capetown dated Tuesday sayc the Boers of Barkley Fast have
offered to surrender on condition that
the safety of the rebel Dutch is assured.
The British however, insist upon unconditional surrender.
Ttie war office officially reports that
Ladysmith has been relieved.
London 1.—The day has heen practically given up to the celebrating of Ladysmith. The wildest enthusiasm and patriotism is prevailing throughout the
whole country and business is almost entirely suspended.
It appears that an action was about to
begin with the Boer reinforcements at
the moment of General Cronje's surren-
ker, but Lord Roberts forbade it until
all the prisoners should be in safe keeping.
Lord Roberts addressed the Canadians
expressing in the strongest terms his
pleasure and appreciation of their splendid work and courage and attributed to
them the greatest share in the Boer surrender.
Lieutenant-Governor  Has
rtartln to Form
Called   on
i Cabinet.
Canadian Patriotic Fund Association.
The subscription list opened at the
post oflice a short time has received the
following donations:
W.J. Abercrombie $ 1 00
Wm. Cumming    6 00
J. 8. Bell    5 00
John R. Williams was in town for a
short time today on business., About
half of the machinery for the McGillivray creek mill is at the mouth of the
creek. A few light pieces are at the mine.
A few friends of Mr. and Mrs. John
Marshall will spend this evening at their
residence, Lillooet mills. Dancing will
be indulged in.
Special to The Prospector.
Victoria 28.—Joseph Martin has been
called in by the lieutenant governor to
form a cabinet, and expected be in a
position tomorrow to give particulars.
Dissolution will take place immediately
and it is understood he will go to the
(From Our Victoria Correspondent.)
Victoria, B. C, February 23.—Precisely aB indicated in these columns a
week ago, the Semlin-Cotton administration has met its defeat at the hands
of the people's elected representatives on
the floor of the legislature, being defeated this afternoon on the motion for
second reading of the redistribution bill,
which the members of the ministerial
party had unanimously agreed would be
the best legislation (carried or defeated)
upon which they could appeal to the
country. Although looked for for days,
the collapse of the government when ii
did come, matured in somewhat unexpected manner to the public, Victoria'b
third member (Mr. Richard Hall) having the honor of touching the button
that exploded the opposition's well arranged mine.
It was after the second reading debate
had been continued—the general discussion being so dry as to invite the match
which Mr. Hall held ready to apply according to the sytematic plan. His
speech in doing bo was neither long nor
pretentious, though fruitful in important results.
"I move the previous question," he
said—and even the galleries understood
that this waB intended aa a motion that
would put the struggling government
out of its misery. All parts of the assembly took on an expectancy aud suppressed excitement, while members hurried
in from restaurant or library at the summons of the division bell.
"The previous question has been moved," said Mr. Speaker Forster, ''are you
ready for the question?"
" Aye," shouted tbe opposition.
"Aye," said  the government ranks
quietly, realiziug that the end had come
at last.
" Shall the motion carry?"
"Aye," again chorused the triumphant opposition.
The " uoes " were manifestly less vociferous.
"The 'ayes' have it, I think," said
Mr. Speaker, while the members of the
opposition raised a cheer in which the
galleries joined enthusiastically.
The names were called for and duly
recorded as follows:
Aye.—Messrs. Pooley, Dunsmuir, Robertson, Clifford, Helmcken, Irving, A. W.
Smith, Eberts, Baker, Booth, Hall, Job.
Martin, McBride, McPhillips, Ellison,
Higgins, Turner, Brydon, Prentice.—19.
No.—Henderson. Cotton, Macpherson,
Tisdall, Neill, Helgeson, Munro, Hume,
J. H. Martin, Semlin, Wells, R. Smith,
Deane, Green, Kinchant, Kidd, Mc-
Kechnie, Kellie.—18.
It remained for the main motion to be
disposed of in order that the defeat of
the government might be made complete
and all eyes were turned toward Joseph
Martin's seat, it being well understood
that he had forced the measure forward.
When the division was called for, Mr.
Martin's hand was found high in air
with those of the members of the straight
" How does the honorable third member for Vancouver city|vote?" asked Mr.
Speaker, to make assurance uoubly sure.
" I vote against the bill," said Mr.
Martin emphatically.
"The bill is lost," said Mr. Speaker,,
as the division was recalled and record
ed, nineteen to eighteen.
" So is the government," c:U>d out
someone in Mr. Martin's near neighborhood, and then the enthusiasm broke
forth, the speaker's call for order in tiie
galleries being utterly unheeded, and the
cheering of members ami spectators attested (the general feeling of -el'ef and
A few brief moments passed, ani then
Hon. Mr. Semlin roBe, and with very
evident agitation, end somewhat pathetic quaver in his voice, said : " In view
of what has just occurred, I think it is
only right to ask that this house at its
rising do stand adjourned until 2 o'clock
on Monday next."
The honorable gentleman wa< proceeding to elaborate his reasons when the opposition leader interposed a suggestion
that Tuesday be named instead.
(Continued on second page )
H. M. Strauss, P. Besbout, Wm. c ^J
T. A. Brett left Tuesday morning for McGillivray creek.
Miss A. T. Davidson formerly public
school teacher in Lillooet is now teaching in the west end school Vancouver.
Lance Knowles came in from his ranch
at Pemberton portage last night and
will remain in town a few days enjoying metropolitan life.
The annual Clinton dance was as usual
a success, the Lillooet contingent enjoying themselves very much and are expected home on this evenings stage.
The machinery for the Lytton dredg*
is about all in place. The deck house
has been completed and it is expected
that tbe dredger will be ready for work
about the end of this month.
Captain F, H. Kinder is having his
new machinery put in the steamer Minnehaha and will probably be able to
continue his trips up the lake tomorrow.
With the new machinery working well
the trip to the end of tbe lake will be
made in an hour.
Reports from the Gilfoil claims on
Seaton lake are very satisfactory. Work
has been tept going by the owners, and
from the late assays received this property may yet prove one of the richest in
the province.
Mr. H. S. Southard returned from
Bradford, Penn., last Friday evening
after an absence of Beveral months. He
will go to the Fountain in a few days to
make preparations for working the hydraulic proposition he put in shape last
summer. 2
Published every Friday.
UBSCRirriON |2.«
Parable in advance.
KIC. A. FRA8ER, Editor and Proprietor.
FRIDAY. MARCH 2, 1900.
The news of the defeat of the Semlin
government was received with every expression of satisfaction. A satisfaction
that is not confined to Lillooet alone but
is voiced by the whole province. It ib
very doubtful if a British public has
ever before witnessed such an exhibition
of incompetency or if a government has
ever previously succeeded—in such a
short time—in making itself bo universally detested. Notwithstanding the
disposition of some of the coast organs
to laud tlie amiable qualities of the venerable premier, no member of the defunct government receives the same
measure of contempt. Those who are
best acquainted with Mr. Semlin and
probably they are better qualified to
judge his character on account of long,
association and better opportunities, do
not give him credit for the possession of
such heavenly qualities.
He has not hesitated to use the position—which accident, combined with an
tremely forbearing electorate and a prejudiced lieutenant governor—gave him to
gratify his petty, personal spite, regardless of the wishes of the public, in fact it
was the only prominent feature of hiB
short-lived administration. Had he
shown any evidence of ability these
shortcomings might be condoned, but
for want of any administrative capacity,
or even horse sense his position is unique and without parallel.
While in opposition the whole cry was
economy. Can anyone in the whole
province, including the ex-premier himself conscientiously say that Mr. Semlin
was not the recipient of charity when he
took five thousand a year from the public exchequer. Wi|l anyone have the
temerity to say that any services that
Mr. Semlin is capable of rendering is
" value received " for the public money.
He even persisted in holding on to office
when it was apparent, to the leaBt observing, that his motives were purely
sordid on holding on to office until he
was ignominiously kicked out by his disgusted supporters. He can not point to
one solitary pet that has benefitted the
province. His government will only be
remembered with contempt.
A few newspapers are advocating sending him to London as agent-general.
Were he offered the position no doubt
he would accept, and were it possible
for him to sink lower in the public esteem this would justify it. No doubt he
would forget the reflections and jeers
<ast on Mr. Vernon when he ousted him
from the position and humbly accept
the salary attached to it, knowing full
well he was incapable of filling it, as |he
has not shown ability enough to justify
i making him sergeant-at-arms. It is sincerely hoped that the incoming government will not give him an opportunity
to repeat—in a new field—his unenviable record.
Had Mr. Semlin showed any consideration for the members of the old govern'
ment, had he shown any disposition to
do justice, the present pitiable spectacle
he now presents might excite our com-
mitseration, but it is impossible to fur-
get the circumstances under which he
assumed office, the base calumnies and
vile slanders that he countenaced in
connection with men who had occupied
high positions in the country to credit
to themselves aid benefit to the public.
Not one charge could he substantiate
aud Mr. Turner and his associates have
the satisfaction of knowing that they retain the respect of the province at large,
while their calumatora only excite con-
Mr. Semlin will now retire to the fate
ie deserves, and the district of West
wile will have the gain. The district
ias been neglected, the cry being that
lie member was in the opposition ranks
ind could not do anything. He has
dnce held the position of head of the
government and tbe results have been
worse. The improvements in Mr. Semlin's. district for the past eighteen months
was started or the money appropriated
by the Turner government and the electors had to crawl to get it. Sentiment
is getting knocked out of the electorate
and after another election West Yale
will, no doubt, have representation in
he provincial legislature.
Now that the probability of an early
provincial election has passed into tbe
realm of certainty, we once more urge
upon all who are not yet registered as
voters, to see that their names are placed
on the roll. The qualifications required
are that an applicant be a male British
subject, twenty one years of age, who
has resided six months in the province
and one month in the riding or electoral
district. We trust that all who have
not'yet done so will give this matter immediate attention, as they may soon
have an opportunity to give expression
to their feelings regarding affairs political, at the polls.
The Semlin ministry will be a thing
of the past in a few days, all but the
flagrant errors it committed during its
short regime. It has been hanging on
by a thread since the beginning of the
session, and last Friday afternoon while
the second reading of the redistribution
bill was on, both the government and
the bill were put out of misery, by a
vote of nineteen to eighteen. The lieutenant-governor has called on Joseph
Martin as premier, and the latter is
now selecting his cabinet. It remains
to be seen whether or no Mr. Martin will
be successful in forming a party.
(Continued from fourth page )
The premier, realizing that he was no
longer leader of the house acquiesced immediately, and the house adjourned almost immediately thereafter, Mr. Turner having expressed the hope that the
government would arrange to have pending private legislation and non-contentious public business disposed of previous to the termination of the session.
It was not until the members were out
in the lobbies that all tongues were
loosened and tbe crowding incidents of
the day were thoroughly discussed in all
their various phases. Asa rule the members of the-government-that-was, accepted Jthe defeat philosophically as something to which they had been looking
forward, and were rather glad to have
it come in the way it had. A few were
bellicose, however, and Mr. Joseph Martin's erstwhile warm admirers, Ralph
Smith and J. M. Kellie, were found
holding up that doughty politician with
hot upbraiuings that threatened for a
time to run into something more serious.
It is very doubtful indeed if the defeated government will be granted the
dissolution for which they have builded,
and yet less to be anticipated that Hon.
Mr. Cotton would be acceptable to his
honor as leader of a new party. Hon.
Mr. Semlin reported the defeat of his
government to the lieutenant-governor
tonight, and it is understood was given
until Monday night to consider and report upon his position and the likelihood
of a reconstruction being secured which
will permit of business being carried on.
There is a very general belieif that hi
honor will call upon some one other
than the recognized leaders of the old
parties—quite possibly Mr. James Dunsmuir, the " silent member " who nevertheless has shown himself strong in organization  and  executive ability—who
may possibly secure a sufficient following, out of the membership of the present house, to continue the business of
the country on on a sound |basis, and
without a costly appeal to the country
before the natural expiry of the full
legislative term. Mr. Joseph Martin and
Mr. George R. Maxwell have also been
mentioned frequently as likely to receive
the call from the government hou e, but
it is not probable that either will be so
As'for the redistribution bill, it may
be said that it was defeated not so much
because the opposition failed to recognize the valuable features in it, but because they disputed the right or expediency of so weak and uncertain a government to put so important legislation
through. At the same time Mr. Prentice was compelled to look upon it as a
direct challenge to him to go into opposition, inasmuch as the cancellation of
his own district was proposed. Whether
dissolution will or will not be granted is
as yet a very open question, but in the
meanwhile some wag has seen fit to decorate the bullentin board in the lobby
with a notice which reads as follows:
"Died.—Semlin-Cotton, in this city
on the 23rd inst. at 4 p. m., the Semlin-
Cotton government, aged one year, six
months and ten days. The funeral will
take place on Tuesday at 2 o'clock.
Friends and acquaintances are requested
to accept this intimation."
The retiring government had held the
reins of authority just one year, six
months, and ten days, having come into
existence   on  the 13th day of August,
An interesting side issue of the eventful week has been found in the exchange
of compliments between Mr. Eberts
(South Victoria) and Mr. Neill (Alberni),
the latter having initiated the duel of
personalities in which the lie direct was
frequently exchanged, by intimating
that Mr. Eberts had been directly concerned in crooked election practices at
Euculet in 1898.
Denying this charge in toto, Mr. Eberts
said that it was on a par with the language and conduct generally of the cynic
from Alberni, who missed no opportunity
of showing his nasty teeth. He recalled
one example very fresh in mind, how.
meeting Mr. Neill in the lobby or members' room on Wednesday when the
news of the loss of those ninety Canadians on the battlefield came to hand, he
had spoken of the matter to the member
for Alberni, whose only comment was
that he hoped that would "take some of
,he heady patnotifm out of these Canadians". There was a storm of indignant hisses from the galleries at this,
attesting the feelings of the people toward anyone who would bo cruelly insult the Canadian soldiery and within
the very precincts of a Canadian parliament. Nor was the expression of popular indignation checked by the committee chairman, Mr. McPherson. A -
though Mr, Neill subsequently denied
having made use of the language quoted
in the connection described, it appears
to be the general opinion of the house—
government members as well as opposition—that he did so, and that ho was
more than entitled to "all that he got".
There is now a total sum of $34,500
sought to be collected in the courts from
Hon Dr. McKechnie, for having illegally
occupied a Beat and voted in the house
since disqualifying himself by accepting
money for travelling expenses.
Mr. C. Wentworth Sarel has been
making a particularly poor showing in
itia delence of the libel case brought
against him by the attorney general's
department, in connection with the
gross intuits offered in the Kamloops
Standard to his honor the lieutenant
governor. It is even probable that perjury proceedings will follow, Sarel having gone so far as to swear that he did
not know whether he had written the
"copy" produced in court; that he did
not know whether the handwriting waB
his or not; and that lie could not remember who was or had been editor of
the Standard.
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" Has existence been a failure in yeour specific
" Chuck " ask'd me with a shadder on his good
old honest face,
And at first I had to answer, it seemed to me it
Though my history from childhood was not so
very bad—
But say!
When I cum to think about it, it sorter seems
to me,
There wus two sides to the question, if there
wuzn't two or three;
True, I hadn't any money, nor property, nnr
I wuzn't very hansum, nnr popular, nur rich,
Hut nuthin'.
I never made a splutter in the Legislator halls,
Whur Honorable Bill Ho-and-So, hits up and
kicks and balls,
Whur 25-cent statesman with bizness in hiseye,
Sells his honor fur a nibble uv administration
0, no!
T never run fur office, I couldn't if I'd try,
The people wants a feller with a twinkle in his
;Who talks and smiles and wriggles, in his scientific play,
Then turns around and robs 'm in the good old
fashioned way,
Yes, indeed.
Cum to think, there's another defalcation in
my case,
.1 can't look into the win.icr and behold a baby
.     face,
^feid another one jist behind it, full uv happiness and love,
Jist as though it wuz an engel, cummin' to 'm
frum above,
Well, well!
ftuess I won't discuss that subjec', sorter ten's
to make me blue,
Sets the boys to askin' questions, "What the
devil 's ailing you?"
No thin' to 'em, yit I reckon, they all have their
loads to tote,
And you'll find they're all a sailin' in the same
old boat.
You bet.
But I've hit upon a system that never fails to
When I can't git jist what I want I'll take what
I can git.
And I'm not disposed to worry, while there's
monarchs in their might
Who'd gladly give  their riches fur half my
—Frank Aley, Arizona.
Th* Cowboy in War.
After the vast labor and expense devoted in Europe to the perfecting of military science and the training of armies,
it seems strange tnat the sheep farmers
of the South African Republic and the
cowboys and bushmen of tbe plains of
North America and Australia and South
Africa should be given the palm as the
most effective troops in modern warfare
Military authorities who in the beginning of this war looked on the cowboy
with contempt now look on him to solve
problems by which thev are otherwise
baffled—Montreal Witness.
Methods of ftilitarism.
Two men were examined at Woolwich,
England, and showed that they could
jump their horses in splendid style, and
do anything, in fact, that could be expected of the most accomplished horseman, including the handling of very
vicious brutes. But alas for their patriotic ardor, they would not sit in the
saddle with their feet sticking out and
bump up and down al the trot in the
old-fashioned military way. They were
accordingly rejected because their horsemanship was of too high an order to suit
the taste of the uniformed inspector who
looked them over through his single eyeglass. These men have been for many
years in the employment of one of the
biggest horse trading firms in England,
as professional breakers and trainers of
saddle horses, some of which are imported fresh from the prairies of South America, and never knew bridle or saddle
until they came into the hands of those
men who could not qualify for positions
in the ranks of a body of irregular cavalry scouts.—Woodstock Express.
C. P. R. Immigration Literature.
The Canadian Pacific Railway Company has just issued two excellent immigration pamphlets for 1900—"Western
Canada" aud "British Columbia"—
which contain a great deal of useful and
accurate information about the country
west of Lake Superior, and are of special
interest to those who contemplate settling either in the Canadian Northwest
or British Colombia. Large editions of
Ihese pamphlets are distributed gratuitously in Great Britain and the United
States, as well as throughout the Dominion, and are eagerly read by those who
are seeking a new home and desire to
know something of the bast country in
the world in which to find one.
It is understood that the Manitoba
legislature will be called for the despatch
of business some day during the week
beginning March 12th.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
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.
"The Bow-legged Ghost and Other Stories/
With an intro-
ductlon by
Am erica's
greatest poet,
James Whit-
comb Riley. An
illustrated volume of original
h u morons
■ketches, verse,
facetious paragraphs and colloquies. A book
that will not
disappoint tb*
reader, as it
enters a new
and heretofore
field of humor.
A book to ba
read aloud and
enjoyed among
your friends. Contains "The Bow-legged Ghost,"
"When Ezra Sang First Bass, "The Man Who
Couldn't Laugh,'r "Possible Titles of Future
Books," "Selling Locks of Hair," "No Woman, No
Fad." "Society Actresses," etc., etc. This first
edition bound in cloth, printed on extra fine
paper, and absolutely the best humorous book published. Worth $2.50, mailed postpaid for $1.00.
Order at once. Send for our new special lllu-
trated catalogue mailed free. Gives you the lowest prices on all good books.  Address all orders to
MlUm •■« sUnufcctarert. Akron, Ohio.
ITh* Wtmtr Company it thoroughly relUble.J—Editor.    ,
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, - - B.C.
First-class in every 'respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigar's. Sample
room   free.
Anthony & Kobson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863,
General JTerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
Horse Shoeing,
General Blacksmith
Work done at reasonable prices.
and Contractors
Sole agents:
M. Beatty k sons Dredging Machinery
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHA8. McGILLIVRAY    Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.     Stable in connection.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
And be 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.
128 Water 8treet. 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. H. Clements,
The leading mail order Drug and Stationery J
House in the Interior.
J. M. Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
Properties Bondeo.
Vancouver B. G
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All points in  Cariboo—Monday.
LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and FridaY.
Forks of Quesnelle and way points—Monday.
Through and return tickets at reduced rates.    Special conveyances furnished.
Head Office:   ASHCROFT, B. C.
.A-SHCrROiFT, 13. G.
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.
GAJEoGrXX-,^ HIOTJSE.   alhcroft, b. c.
Is now under new management and has been thoroughly renovated. Culinary
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.
N, de Keyser
Manufacturing Jeweler, Watchmaker and Optician
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.        VANCOUVER  B. O
w:m:. mLMii/roisr, prop THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 1900.
Ash Wednesday the28tb, was the beginning of lent.
Alex McDonald the barber returned
Friday evening from a week's visit at
the coast. 	
Mrs. Arthur F. Noel has been unwell
for the past week but is now able to be
around again.
John Arthur returned from the coast
on Monday evening.
John Miller and family of Churn creek
aie spending a few days in town visiting
friends and relatives.
The Indian church at the Fountain is
about completed and will have the finishing touches this week.
Tbe weather at tbe present time is
just like spring and the prophets are now
looking wise for further predictions.
J. B. McPhail, who has acted as
special mail carrier to Bridge river, left
last Saturday for the Big Horn ranch.
Indian Paul's daughter died at the
Portage last Sunday after three weeks
illness.   She was about seven years old.
Mr. Paul Santini is this week repairing his hall and those who enjoy terp-
sichorean art will now be able to glide
over the floor with grace and ease.
The Seaton Lake sawmill iB again in
operation and is turning out lumber
D. Hamilton left on Saturday morning
for Bridge river to mine on the South
Fork and prepare for the coming season's work.
A well is being sunk on Dr. Sanson's
lot in the west end of town in the hope
of striking water. It is the intention to
put in a wind mill to pump tbe water to
the surface.
The hill on the wagon road leading
down to Cavooeh Creek is being repaired
and the bed of the road is being cribbed
up to stand any heavy loads that may
pass over it.
Messrs. Fraser & Bell of the Excelsior
house are building an adobe house in
the rear of the main building for their
acetylene-gas plant, which will be in
operation shortly.
W. F. Gibson left last Friday for tbe
coast after a couple of weeks visiting
around town. He will return to Atlin
in a few weeks to work the claims he and
his partners secured last summer.
Last Friday evening The Prospector
received a special despatch announcing
the defeat of the government and the
redistribution bill. Needlecs to say the
news was received with great joy around
town. On Tuesday evening a despatch
from A. W. Smith, M. P. P.. announced
the dismissal of the Semlin ministry.
Last Saturday afternoon, what might
have been a serious fire was nipped in
the hud at the Pioneer hotel. The gas
pipe between the partitions cracked and
the blaze from the gas jet, a short distance away ignited tbe escaping gas,
which, had it not been discovered in
time, would no doubt have resulted in a
serious conflagration.
Wm. Halymore, well-known in this
section, returned to town Monday evening after an absence of about a vear and
will remain in Lillooet for some time.
Mr. Halymore has visited numerous mining camps since his departure but is perfectly satisfied to cast in his lot with
Lillooet and will endeavor this coming
spring to "get in and drill" and assist
in opening up and developing the mines
in this section. His brother, Lew Lovegrove, is expected to arrive soon from
England and the many friends and acquaintances of both will welcome them
back and wish them all kinda of success.
Chinese Pell Tax Increased.
The welcome intelligence has been
received from authoritative sources at
Ottawa that the dominion government
will, at an early date, introduce legisla
tion providing for the increase of poll
tax on Chinese, also for the enactment
of a law similar to that known as tbe
Natal act.	
The War In Africa.
The war news received during the
past week or so has been very satisfactory, Lord Roberts with fine generalship having succeeded in making the
Boers withdraw with great Iosb. The
surrender of General Cronje with 4,000
men, on the anniversary of Majuba Hill,
was a grand piece of work and was received with joy throughout the empire.
The Canadian contingent which is with
Roberts, have shown themselves to be
brave, gallant soldiers and are complimented by him. The reverses received
will tend to discourage the Boers especially the Free Staters, and they no doubt
will gradually dwindle back to their
homes. During the next few weeks the
news will convey to the world at large
he information that the Boers hnve
surrendered and that the British flag
ie flying over the Transvaal and the Free
State and that British Bupremacy will
reign to the satisfaction of the enlightened and God-fearing people.
B. C. Ministries.
The several ministries in British
Columbia have held office as follows, in
their respective order:
McOreiuht ministry—December 1871
to Dec. 23,1872.
DeCosmos-Walkem ministry—Dec. 23,
1872 to Jan. 27, 1876.
Elliott ministry—Feb. 1,1876 to June
25, 1878.
Walkem ministry—June 26,1878 to
June 12,1882.
Beaven ministry—June 13, 1882 to
Jan. 30,1883.
Smithe ministry—Jan. 29, 1883 to
March 19, 1887.
Davie (A. E. B.) ministry—April 19,
1887 to Aug. 1889.
Robson ministry—Aug. 3, 1889 to
June, 1892.
Davie (T.) ministry—July 2, 1892 to
March, 1895.
Turner ministry—March 4, 1895 to
Aug. 8, 1898.
Semlin ministry—Aug. 13,1898 to Feb.
Lillooet. B. C
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.
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mini nil  Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
VANCOUVER, - - - - B.C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods. Our repair department is unex
celled for fine work. Leave your orders with
he postmaster who will have it attended o as
well as if you came nersonally.
R.F.Anderson & Co
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Russel Wire Fencing.
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.
Mff._|f ^Carpenters   and Miner's
Hnncac BuiWing Hardware
UUjCS.   and paper.
I icrht The latest Acetylene gas
UlgllL.   machines.
U«,l See our new line of Air
nCdl.   Tight Heaters.
R r a a ri All sizes of cooking stoves
DlCdU.   and ranges.
Ul,iAr Hot water   boilers   an
WdT.ei.   Bathtubs.
Mfnrtrl Crosscut saws, axes, files
lfv»OU.   and grind stones.
Cfu|A The Sherwin-Williams
OlJIG.   paint.
| _ A All sizes of hockey and spring
ICC.   skates.
Dining Room.
First class meals served with all the
delicacies of the season. Meal tickets
furnished on application.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
ur Specialties:
Established 1886.
Incorporated 189b
Mclennan, mcfeelet & Co., m.
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies.
Agents for The Giant Powder Co., San Francisco.
Paul Santini
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Good,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
-i 4
Miners Supplies.
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.
Our guaranteed security plan is a popular and profitable policy to tbe assured.
It will pay you to see our rates and different plans before taking out a policy.
WM. HOLDEN, Inspector, Van pouver. THOS. McADAM, Provincial Manager.
John Hawley
niNING BROKER.       i
tta.:n"cou-v:e:R/   -   -   -  b.o.
First class mining properties handled.


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