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PROSPECTOR.
Vol. 3, No. 9.
LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, SEPT, 7. 1900
$2.00 a year.
Tommy.Rozette has secured a position
al the Ample mine.
Mr. F.  M. Bard is again in charge of
the stamp mill at McGillivray creek.
Mr Addington of the Toronto-Lillooet
Gold Reefs Go, was in town on Wednesday.
John F. Gibson left on Thursday
morning to work on his claims on Cayoosh. creek.
The Anderson Lake Mining A Milling
Co's mines started work to-day with W.
E. Brett in charge.
The men of the Ample mine returnee'
to work on Sunday after a few days idleness caused by the breaking down of the
mill. _____
The dredge at Horse Beef Bar ie
working steadily and is giving good
-satisfaction bo far as lifting dirt is concerned. 	
James Williams, W. A. Allan and Phil
McOallum left for McGillivray cieek
yesterday. John McGillivray and Donald Fraser intend going up to-morrow.
SOUTH AFRICA.
Vlack Fontein, Aug. 31.—Reports received here show that the Boers are
disheartened. Gen Botha, before hie
flight, replied to the burghers, reminding them of their promise to make a last
stand at Machadodorp, but they would
not fight again, running away out of
shame.
London, Sept. I.—A Queenstown despatch, dated yesterday, describes
dramatically the capture of General
Olivier during the Boer attack on Win-
burg.
Eight Queenstown volunteers made a
eortie from the town and took up a position in a donga through which the road
passed, and behind the Boer position.
As the Boers retired through the donga
in single file they were held up one by
ono and put under the charge of a couple
of men, out of Bight, until the colonials
captured 28, including Olivier and three
t-ons. As two hundred Boers were
following behind in close oider, the
colonials began hard volley firing, with
the result that they killed six Boers and
frightened off the others, who had no
idea of the actual number in the donga.
Ottawa, Sept. 1.—Oalonel Oiter in a
letter to the militia department to-day
pays he was asked by L >rd Roberts how
many men of the regiment would like to
go home by way of England to be inspected by Her Majesty along with oth-
< r colonial respresentativeis and replied
that at least 650 would prefer to do so.
The review will be for the presentation
of banners, and Colonel Otter has hopes
his request will be granted.
Writing on July 30 from Springs, near
Johannesburg, he Bays that fully 140
men who were on the sick list had joined
the regiment. Colonel Otter's parade
state show»650 of all ranks at head-
quarteis on July 20. Out of 45 officers
wbo went from Canada, two have been
killed or died of wounds, two have been
transferred and four invalided to England. There were 835 of the men in
South Africa, 37 had been either killed
or died of wounds, 26 were dead of disease, 12 had been tranferred and 198
invalided to England.
Pretoria, Aug. 30.—General Baden-
Powell, three or four days ago, attacked
General Grobelaar, near Warmbaths,
and then prepared to bivouac for the
night. As soon as it was dark Baden-
Powell's whole force made a detour and
at dawn was sixteen miles in Urobelaar'e
rear. Baden-Powell tapped the Boer
telegraph line to Pistersburg and sent
an urgent request for reinforcements.
The Boer commandant wired that a
train would leave immediately, whereupon Baden-Powell prepared to waylay
the train, but the Boers learned of his
presence. Baden-Powell then summoned Grobelaar's force to surrender. The
negotiations were proceeding when the
British commander was last heard from.
London, Aug. 31.—The following dispatch has been received at the war office
from Lord Roberts:
'•Belfast, Aug 31.—About 1,300 Bri-
ish prisoners, released at Nooitgedacht,
have reftched French and Pole-Carew.
They ate badly clothed and some are
said to be half starved. Ambulances
are out picking up many of the sick and
weakly ones.
'The officers are reported to have been
taken to Barberton. Some of them escaped, including the Earl of Leitriui and
Viscount Eunismore.
"The prisoners report that Kruger,
Steyn, Botha. Lucas Meyer and Sohalk-
burger left Nooitgedache on Aug 29ih
for Nelspruit. The Boers seem to be
scattering."
Ottawa, Aug. 31.—The Genera! commanding the Natal army reports the following casualties among Strathcona.
Horse:
Severely   wounded—551, Pte.   P.   H.
Switzer, of Carberry, Min., through the
lungs; K. H. Tanner, London;   H.   C.
Hi Mere, London, foot.
Slightly wounded—R. H. Hammond
Melbourne, Australia, arm.
Cremated While They Slept.
Vancouver, Aue. 31.—A fire originating no one knows how, at an early hour
this morning, destroyed the humble
little home ot Alfonzo Incina, an employee of the Eugar refinery residing on
upper Burnett street, his wife and their
4-months-old baby perishing in the
flames, while Incina was himself eo
badly turned that he died. Both husband and wite were of Neapolitan blood,
he having been born in Naples while
she, although a native of this city, was
of Neapolitan stock. The unfortunate
woman had been in delicate health ever
since her little daughter was born in
April last, and had only got up for the
first time yesterday. Her age is given
at but 18, while her husband is 25.
An Awful Punishment.
New York, Aug. 30.—A cablegram
from Milan says sentence passed upon
Breeci, the assassin of King Humbert,
means one year of solid confinement in
a secret cell six feet long by three wide,
dark, with a plank for a bed and bread
and water once every 24 hours as a diet.
Absolute silence is enforced rigorously.
If he brakes the rule he  is placed in   a
straight jacket, in irons, or in the
"straight bed." The year must be spent
also without work, books, writing
material or tobacco. Few prisoners
complete the year of solitude they
either go mad or die. Should Bresci
live and retain reason he will be placed
at work in the prison,
New York Aug 30.—The anarchist
friends of Gataeno Bresci, were happy
last night when they heard that his
sentence was imprisonment for life.
They had feared that he would be
promptly executed by order of young
King Victor. Already they are tal .ing
over schemes to free Bresci.
Lord ninto Arrives.
D. G. S. Quadra, with the vice-regal
party on beard, arrived at Oak Bay last
Thursday where their excellencies debarked and proceeded to Mount Baker
hotel where they will reside while
in      Victoria. They        expressed
themselves as delighted with their
northern trip and spoke in
high terms of the splendid treatment
accorded them both on their, journey
to and from the Klondike metropolis.
The scenery in particular was greatly
admired, and all the points of interest
on- the route were inspected.
Returned To Work.
Winnipeg, Aug, 30.—Employees of the
C P.R. shops from Fort William to U>e
Coast, whowentouton strike one month
ago, returned to work at one o'cloak today.
The schedule of mechinists, allied mechanics ami boilermakers were all signed
late last night, and the men would have
started work this morning but notice
could not be sent to all in time.
The matter now in dispute is the rate
of wages to be paid the mechanists, and
this will be settled by arbitration.
Corbett the Victor.
New York Auir. 30.—James J. Corbett
knocked Kid McCoy out in the fifth
round at Madison Square Garden tonight. The fig'it was a tame one all
through, there was sorr.c very clever
work bv both men. McCoy was no
match for his opponent.
Another Record.
New York, Sept. 1.—The famous express steamer Deutschland, of the Hamburg-American line, has eclipsed all
records for fast trans-Atlantic travelling.
She has broken the eastern and western
records. Her time on the voyage just
ended is 5 days, 12 hours, 29 minutes.
A Total Wreck.
Port Townsend, Wn., Aug. 30— The
steamer Topeka arrived from the north
last night with 150 passengers and $100.-
000 in gold dust.
Officers of the Topeka report the
Union Steamship company'! steamer
Cutch ashore on Horse Shoe reef in
Stephen's Passage, 25 miles from Juneau, and badly damaged.
The sea was smooth when she struck
on August 24, and passengers and crew
succeeded in reaching the beach, where
they were camped when the Topeka
passed.
The Topeka offered assistance. It
was refueed, but the  cargo   was   being
thrown overboard. The steamer Tread-
well was despatched to assist the
wrecked vessel, but it was thought •she
will become a total wreck, as she was
full oi water aft and sinking.
LOCAL NEWS.
J. G. Wa'ker of the Hotel Victoria is
taking a holiday at Clinton.
Mr. and  Mrs. Foster of  Clinton are
both reported as being eeriouely ill.
J. F. Gibson and W. M. Brandon haB
moved into the house lately occupied by
Mr. Kay.  	
Mr. C. Phair returned last Friday
from a trip around the country collecting taxes.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Cumming's arrived on Monday from a trip to tbe
coast cities.
The total salmon pack of the 48 canneries on the Fraser river is estimated
at 147,400 cases.
Mr. Duncan McDonald is assisting
George Bell at the Excelsior Hotel in
the absence of Mr. D. Fraser.
Our local sports have been celebrating
the opening of the shooting season as
usual but without much success.
Don't fail to attend the Clinton fall
races, Oct. 11 and 12. They are honestly conducted and the committee will
make it their business to see that you
enjoy yourself.—Ashcroft Journal.
The machinery for the new boat arrived on Wednesday. It is expected
that the boat will be running in about a
week's time and after a few trial trips an
excursion will be held to the head of
Seaton Lake.
A. McDonald superintendent of roads
returned from Bridge River on Friday
last where he has been for a few days
laying out the necessary road work. He
left for Clinton and other points up the
road on Monday.
The Rev. Chas. Ladner .of Kamloops
will conduct divine service in the Methodist Church at Lillooet next Sunday.
Morning service at 11, evening service
at 7.30. All welcome. J. H. Wright,
pastor.	
Messrs. John Marshall and W. E.
Brett, who have been attending a meeting of the stockholders of the Anderson
Lake Mining and Milling Co. at Ashcroft, returned to town on Wednesday
by special stage via Lytton. They also
sp, nt a few days in Kamioops.
Mr. J. B. Charleeon, superintendent
of government telegraphs, says that
communication along the new line from
Ashcroft is interrupted owing to damage done by a cyclone above Quesnel. At
the present time he estimates that the
parties working towards each other
ought not to be more than 75 miles
apart and that about the beginning of
October the line will be in working
order between here and Dawson.—Province.
THE HOUSE PROROGUED.
Victoria, Aug. 31.—The present session of the Legislature was brought to a
close this afternoon when the House
was prorogued in due form by Sir Henri
Joly de Lotbiniere.
The prorogation ceremonies took place
at 3 o'clock. Sir Henri was as usual
attended by his secretary, Mr. Powell,
and by a brilliant staff of military and
naval officers.
The guard of honor consisted of "A"
Company, junder Lieut. Clark, while
Chief Langley had eight men on duty.
Having ascended the throne, Sir Henri
Toly read the following speech, retiring
the members from their labors:
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Legislative Assembly:
I am pleased to express my appreciation of the earnestness and care you
have manifested in dealing with the
various important subjects submitted for
your consideration during the session.
The liberal supplies which you have
granted for carrying on the administration of public affairs, and particularly
for the purpose of constructing roads,
and for other public improvements, cannot fail to have a marked result in the
development of the resources of the
province affected thereby.
I am pleased to observed the substantial aid extended to agricultural industry. The measure of relief afforded to
settlers by the Land Act Amendment
Act is especially gratifying.
The Beveral amendments to the Asses-
mentAct, and the Act to levy a Tax on
Coal and Coke will result in a substantial increase in the revenue so as to
more amply provide for carrying on
necessary works of development in the
future.
I am pleased to know that special measures of relief have been passed in the
interests of the municipalities of New
Westminster and Sandon.
It is gratifying to find that effective
measures have been taken to protect our
home labor, not only from unfair competition within the province, but from
the immigration of undesirable classes
of aliens.
I note with pleasure that an Act has
been passed, and under it a judge of the
Supreme court of British Columbia has
been appointed to proceed to Porcupine
creek, Cassiar district, to settle up in an
expeditious manner disputes which have
arisen in that locality between miners
by reason of the uncertainty of the
boundary between Alaska and this
province.
The Act to protect the raining interests of citizens serving Her Majestv in
South Africa, meets with my warmest
approval.
The presence in the province of His
Excellency the Governor-General at the
present time is a matter for congratulation, and I feel assured that his Excel
lencv will be deeply impressed with the
expression of loyalty to Her Majesty, so
conspicuous in this part of Her Majesty's Dominions.
In liberating you from your arduous
dutieB it is with the feeling that your efforts will be amply rewarded by the increasing prosperity and the general advancement of the interests of the
province resulting therefrom.
For a good oyster stew call on Rod
the ton-sinuth. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 1900
THE PROSPECTOR.
Published every Friday.
■ UBSCKIFTION ... .      |2.00
Payable in advance.
RIC. A. FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
FRIDAY. SEPT. 7. 1900.
MINERAL ACT AMENDMENT BILL
The following is a resume of the provisions of Bill No. 60. introduced by the
Hon. Minister of Mines, being an act to
amend the "Mineral Act."
2. A Crown grant of a mineral claim,
or of any part thereof or interest therein, may be issued to the administrator
of a deceased owner of such claim, or
part of claim or interest in a claim, upon
all conditions precedent to the issue of
such a grant being fulfilled.
3. The ''Mineral Act" is hereby am-
mended by inserting the following as
Section 8 thereof :—
"8. Every person who mines for any
minerals for his own sole use and benefit on any Crown L inds in the Province of British Columbia without having taken out and obtained a free
miner's certificate, shall, on conviction
thereof in a summary way, forfeit and
pay a penalty not exceeding twenty-
five dollars, besides costs."
4. Section 11 of chapter 45 of the Statutes of 1899, being the "Mineral Act
Amendment Act, 1899," is hereby repealed and the following section is substituted therefor:
"11. Upon the failure of any one oi
Beveral co-owners to contribute his
proportion of the expenditure required
by section 24 of this Act, the co-owner
or co-owners who have performed the
labour or made the expenditure may,
at the expiration of the year, give such
delinquent co-owner notice by publication in a newspaper published and
circulating in the Division in which the
claim is situated, or in the absence of
■uch local paper, in the one nearest
thereto, for at least once a week for
ninty days, and if at the expiration of
the ninty days of publication such
delinquent should fail or refuse to contribute his proportion of the expenditure required by said Section 24, together with all costs of advertising, bia
interest in the claim shall become vested in his co-owners who
have made the required expenditure,
pro rata, according to their former
interests, on the filing with the Mining
Recorder of the Division in which tbe
claim iB situated, such notice in full,
and there shall be attached thereto an
affidavit of the manager or publisher of
the newspaper in which the notice waa
printed, stating the date of the first,
last, and each insertion of such notice
therein, and where and when the newspaper was published during that time,
and the name of such newspaper. Suck
notice shall be recorded as aforesaid
within one hundred and twenty days
after the first publication thereof."
5. Sub-section (h) of Section 36 of the
"Mineral Act" is hereby repealed and
the following sub-section ia substituted
therefore :—
"(h) Twenty yeara after the expiration
of the term of the aaid publication, uu-
leaa a notice that an action haa been
commenced and a copy oi the writ in
each action have been filed in the office
of tbe Mining Recorder in the Mining
Division in which the claim ia situated,
the Mining Recorder ahaP forward to
tbe owner or agent, under Form 1 of the
Schedule to thia Act, the documenta re*
ferred tr above, together with a cei-
tificate that the notice provided by section 36, Sub-sectien (d) haa been poated
in hia oflice, and the field notea and
plan deposited for reference therein
from tbe date of the firat appearance
of the aaid notice in the "Britiah Columbia Gazette," and continuously there
from for a period of at least sixty days.
The Recorder shall also set out in Form
I the name of the recorded owner of
the claim at the date of signing the
same."
6. Section 127 of the "Mineral Act"
aa enacted by section 10 ot Chapter 33
of the Statutes of 1898, and ammended
by Section 14 of Chapter 45 of the Statutes of 1899, is hereby repealed and the
following section aubatituted therefor:—
"127. The owner of a mineral claim
who haa had his claim surveyed and haa
filed in the office of the Mining Recorder
in the Mining Division in which the
claim ia situated, a declaration by a
Provincial Land Surveyor, atating that
he haa surveyed the claim aa required
by Sub-section (cl of Section 36 of this
Act, aud haa delivered to the Mining
Recorder a plat of the claim and a copy
of the original field-notes to the owner,
then the owner of auch claim shall be
entitled to have the coat of such aurvey,
not to exceed one hundred dollars,
counted aa work done on the claim as
required by Section 24 of this Act."
7. The Schedule of fees attached to
the "Mineral Act," is hereby amended
by striking out "For a Crown grant
$10.00" at the end thereof, and eubti-
tuting therefore "For a Grown grant
$25.00.       	
"Some Chicago burglars were blown
up the other night by the premature
explosion of the dynamite they were
trying to wreck a safe with."
"Who are they trying to aue for
damages? The owners of the safe or
the makers of the dynamite.
"When I waa married," aaid  Street.
I had aomething laid up for a rainy
day."
"And now?" suggested Lane.
"Well now," was the reply,"! haven't
enough to buy an umbrella."
The peasantry of Spain have learned
to make roostera hatch eggs and look
after chickens, while the hens, being
at liberty, can and do lay more eggs
than they would if hampered by maternal duties.
An eastern paper says: "There is
some foundation for the belief that the
Irish people can trace their origin to one
of the lost ten tribes of Israel. Shamrock is Arabic for trefoil and it is an easy
distance to shamrock, the three leaved
clover indigenous to Ireland."
"I took a great deal of exercise yesterday," remarked one Brooklyn papa to
another.
"Did you?"
"Yea, I did. When I reached home
I found that the cyclometer on my baby
carriage registered a fraction over ten
miles."—Harper'a Bazar.
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Lillooet, B. C.
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MINER'S SUPPLIES, PICKS, DRILLS, Etc.
None but the best material used. Miners or
prospectors sending In orders will receive
prompt attention and satisfaction guaranteed.
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ASSAYER,    ANALYTICAL    CHEMIST    AND
METALLURGIST.
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British Columbia by Examination.
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Trains pass Lytton aa follows:
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_S___._vr3_00_?S, _3 O- THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C., FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 1900
THE COLONIST.
Under tlie above heading, followed by
the words, "A Canadian ExplainF," tl e
London, England, Outlook publishes
the following:, apropos of the proposition put forward that some of the Canadians might remain in South Africa as
settlers on the i^nd:—
Colonists!   Well,'tis your way, John, and you
know tlie old speech best,
Tis not by  tags and  titles  we  Britons  are
banned or blest.
We've fought on the veldt together, and you've
said w.e were kith and kin;
That we just hailed from Without, whilst  you
did abide within.
Have it your way, John of England, you know
best the ancient speech;
We've finished the task we met for; it isn't for
us to preach,
Hut when you asked us to stay here,  John, to
"colonize the land,"
We own our feelings rose a bit!    Can   you   not
understand?
Your Queen is the same as ours, man,  and  we
both bow to a single Lord,
And our Hag and our  speech   are  one,  John,
and we strike with a common sword,
That we're not perpetual  campers-out  (we've
had cities for several years),
Or tillers of the earth, or woodsmen, or helots,
or pioneers ?
That   when  we  took down rifle, as our sires
gripped blunderbuss,
We fought to help tha Empire—and  that  the
Empire US?
We'reji NATJON same as you are—don't call us
colonists,
Or we'll have to tack  your  Normans  on  our
immigration lists.
Hut if you will, well, brother,  you  know  the
folk fongue most—
The Afric son  is  setting,  you're  sailing  for
England's coast.
So, good-bye, John; we've  done our  work on
the veldt of Africa,
You have your home in England, John, we've
ours in Canada!
—Jack Canuck.
(JOOD HORSE SENSE.
In dealing with Mining Review's contention that the government should aid
prospectors bv lending them money to
develop their claim*, the Sandon Pay-
streak warns Mr. Cliffe, tlie editor, to
beware of what he is agitating for. Why!
that would be socialism, in a marked degree. Continuing, editor Mc Ada inputs more solid truth into less space
than we have seen in some time. As i
appropriately fits-the conditions prevailing in the Lardeau, the Eagle rep:o-
duces it in full. . Siys he*
The majority of prospectors do not
make an effort to open their properties
up. They prefer to re-stake and spend
their otherwise unoccupied time in
searching for more claims to stake,
spending more time and money in the
effort than in many cases would make
them rich on property they already
possess. There are prospectors iu this
camp who have more claims on record
than they could possibly represent in a
year if they worked steady all the time.
There are claims within a mile of this
town that have half a dozen sets ot
stakes on them. More than one claim
in the hands of a man of small means is
superfluous. One claim is sufficient to
make a man rich. A dozen of them will
keep a prospector poor all his life.
It is not a government grubstrake that
is wanted, hut a title in usufruct, or
something close to it. It should be imperative that the locator of a mineral
claim do a certain amount of work on it
before recording his location, and it
should also be imperative that he do a
reasonable amount of work each year.
Within a limited number of years he
should be compelled to lake out his
patent and all unworked ciown-granted
claims should be assessed on their assumed value and taxed to the limit. No
man should have piivil-ge to withhold
from others resources which he will "not
develop himself. There are supposed to
he laws to similar effect on the statute
liooks of B.C., hut they are dodged and
I. voided at ever) turn. These laws are
full of toil holes and should be wiped off
and replaced by an enactment that
would be effective. Sucl> _ law would
compel prospectors to confine their attentions to one or two claims, and it
would also prevent psuedo capitalists
from holding unworked claims while
others proved them valuable by developing adjacent property.
If tbe government iB to go into the
grubstaking business it might as well go
for the whole amount and take over the
mining industry altogether. It would
loo. like Ihe height of generosity for a
government to give its mineral resources
away to private individuals and then
lend them the capital to develop these
resource?. When tlie government has
the land and money in the first place,
why should not the people as a whole
gain from the development of the country's resources? At some future date,
after the government has taken over the
transpor.ation business and the smelting
and refining industries, there is no doubt
that it will nationalize the mining industry, as has )>een done in Sweden,
Japan, parts of Russia, and, with certain
classes of mining, in Chili and Peru.
There is already an agitation in Ontario
to make the mining and smelting of iron
uid nickle in that province, a national
industry, and there is no good reason
why it should not be done.—Ferguson
Eagle.    	
Fishing for an Object.
Washington Post.
"After I had watched a colored man
fishing in a South Carolina brickyard
pond fur forty minutes without pulling
up his hook," said the traveller, "I
asked him if he thought there were any
fish there to be caught.''
" 'No.sah, I reckon not,' be replied.
" 'But you seem to be fishing.'
"'Yessah.'
'• 'But perhaps you are not fishing for
fish.'
"'No, sah.'
"I waited ten minutes for him  to ex
plain, but as lie did not, I finally asked
him what particular object   he   had   in
view.
'"Deobjick, sah,'he repeated, without taking his eyes off the pond or moving tlie pole, 'de ohjick of my fishin' fur
llsh wliar dere hain't any is to let de oie
woman see dat I hain't got no time to
pick up de hoe and work in de truck
patch!'"	
Love, Honor and	
No clerical anecdote book would be
complete without marriage stories.
Bishop How had several such anecdotes.
The following is perhaps the best:
The rector of Thornhiil, near Dews-
bury, on one occasion could not get the
woman to say, "obey," in the marriage
service, and he repeated the word with
a strong stress on each syllable, saying,
"You must say, O-bey." Whereupon
the man interferred and said, "Never
mind; go on parson. I'll niak' tier sav
'0' by-and-by."
J B CHERRY,
A. B. TRIN. COLL., DUBLIN.
BARRISTER,  SOLICITOR, NOTARY PUBLIC
Lillooet. B. C
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CANADIAN PACIFIC
NAVIGATION CO.
(LIMITED.)
WHARF STREET, VICTORIA.
Time Table No. 51.—Tak -ig Effect June loth,
19 ..
Victoria to Vancouver—Daily, except Monday, at 7 a.m. Vancouver to Victoria -Daily at
1.80 o'clock p.m., or on arrival of the C.P.R. No.
1 train
Regular freight steamers will leave Victoria
at 12 p.m on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday,
and Vancouver at 12 p.m. on Wednesday and
Eridav.
NEW WESTMINSTER ROUTE.
Leave Victoria for New Westminster, Ladncr,
Lulu and Islands—Monday, Wednesday ana
Friday at 7 a.m. Leave New Westminster for
Victoria and Wuy Ports—Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday at 7 p.m
NORTHERN ROUTE.
Steamships of tins company  will leave for
Fort   Simpson  and   intermediate   points,   via
Victoria, every Sunday at 11 p.m.
ALASKA ROUTE.
Steamships of this comnany will leave every
Wednesday for Wrangel and Skagway at 8 p.m.
BARCLAY SOUND ROUTE.
Steamer leaves Victoria for Alberni and
Sound ports, on the 1st, 7th, 14ili and 20lh of
each month, extending latter trips to Quatsino
and Cape Scott.
The company reserves the right of changing
this time table" at any time without notification.
G. A. CARLETON,
General Freight Agent.
V. S. BAXTER,
Passenger Agent.
Anthony & Kobson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863.
POST  O-TITIO--!   S_?0_=2,__l.
General ilerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
FORWARDING AGENTS.
R.F.Anderson&Co
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
»
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Russel Wire Fencing.
HALF-WAY HOUSE.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLIVRAY    Proprietor,
.First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Hea dquartersfor stage.    Stable in con
nection.
SAHUEL GIBBS,
Notary Public, Accountant and
\linlnu  Broker
Reoorts on Mining Properties.
LILLOOET and BRIDGE RIVER, B. C
LICENSED  CONVEYANCES.
Mainland Cigar
FACTORY.
IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
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nd 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.
WM. TIETJEN,
Manufacturer.
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A book to be
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WHEN YOU WANT A NEW SUIT.
I have Just received direct from Scotland the best selection of Tweeds, Worsteds, Serges,
Pan tings in the Interior.   Satisfaction guaranteed.
THOMAS McCOSH, Merchant Tailor, Ashcroft, B. C.
Canadian Pacific Navigation Company.
Enr A lac Era Steamers for Skagway and Alaska points leave Victoria every Wednesday
■ Ui   HlflarVfl.   evening and Vancouver every Thursday at 1 p.m.
Steamers for U. C. Northern Points leave Victoria and Vancouver weekly.   Regular steamers
for all British Columbia points.   Particulars on application. C. S. BAXTER, G. P. A.
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Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.        VANCOUVER   B. O
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M. P. GORDON,
Kamloops, B.C.
Furniture of every description,  Carpets, Linoleum, Window Shades, Cornice Poles, etc.
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS
COMPANY.
ASHCROFT, B. C.
Cariboo and Lillooet
Stage Travel
Clinton and way points, Monday,
Wednetday and Friday.
All points in Cariboo, Monday and
Friday.
Lillooet direct, Monday and Friday,
Forks of Quesnelle, and way points,
Monday.
Lillooet, via  Lytton, Tuesdays and
Saturdays.
Through and Return Ticket* at Reduced Rates.
Special Conveyances Furnished.
Eb. XX. BRETT.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
CANDIES, FRUITS, NUTS
LILLOOET. B. C
A. TTiFZETOZR/ID,
OPTICIAN.
VANCOUVER B. C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and Optical goods. Our repair department is unexcelled for fine work.
Leive your orders with the postmaster
who will have it attended to as well aB if
you came personally.
BAILEY
HOTEL.
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LYTTON, - - B.C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room   free. THE PROSPECTOR, LTLLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 1900
CLARKE  & CO.,
Chemists and Druggists, Lillooet, B. C.
A fully assorted stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals, Toilet
Articles, Perfumery, etc. We hope, by care and attention to business, to
give satisfaction to all. Special attention to Mail Orders. Let us know
what is the matter or what is wanted, enclosing money, and Medicinea or
Goods will be promptly sent.
N. B.—Doctor Clarke's office at Store.
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John Gray left for Greenwood,   B.C.,
last Mondav.
Susie  Hurley   left   on Wednesday's
stage for Lytton.
Mr. N. Horton has  Dr. Clark's  drug
atore well under wav.
Ja». Brett and F. M. Bard left for McGillivray creek last Sunday.
John F. Gibson came in from Bridge
River for a couple of days this week.
Jac. McDonald has secured a position
as engineer with the Toronto-Lillooet
Gold ReefB Co.
Messrs. Addington and Geo. L. Hurst,
of the Toronto-Lillooet Gold Reefs Co.,
aro in town thia week.
Mr. Joe Schufer, late of the Ample
mine, left on Satuiday'a stage for Wisconsin where he will in future reside.
Mrs. Uren and children arrived here
from Clinton last Monday. They will
take up their residence in the house
formerly owned by Mrs. Mcintosh.
It is reported that the partnership
existing between Anthony & Robson of
Lytton is shortly to be dissolved, the
business will be continued by Mr. J. H.
Anthony.	
The Westminster Lacrosse team is a
whirlwind and the eastern boys are not
in it. So far the matches played are:
Montrealers, 5 to 2; Quebec, 12 to 1;
Shamrocks, 6 to 2; Capitals, 4 to 0.
Messrs. Wm. McDonald and T. P.
Reed arrived from Bridge River a few
days ago both having been in that
country most of the summer developing
their claima. They are well pleased
with the general aspect of the country
and although matters are still slow they
have no doubts whatever of the final
outcome of Bridge River. Mr. Reed
says were it anywhere else but Lillooet
what an excitement it would cause.
V
The Bridge River people are  feeling
quite indignant over the treatment they
are receiving at the hands of the postal
department,   no    action    having   yet
been taken on their requisition   for  an
increased mail service.   The officials of
this department must be   men of great
practical   experience judging from the
way the aervice is handled,   some places
that get little or no   mail  can   have  it
about  aa  often    as    they    want    it,
expense   apparently   no object,   while
other placet. Bridge River for instance,
must content themselves with one mail
a month or carry it  themselves.     Just
think of 150 lba of papers, parcels, etc.,
and no less than 400   letters  and only
one mail a month, and there is  every
reason to believe had they a weekly or a
bi-weekly  aervice    at   self that    this
amount would be doubled for how often
do we aee  Buch instructions aa  "don't
send it by mail it would take too long."
Wm. Halymore, A. Phair and W. D.
Beatt) are spending a few days in the
Blaekwater.
James McKivor and Wm. McDonald
are spending a few days hunting at the
North Fork.
W. D. Snider, who has been in this
section for some time, left for the coast
on Tuesday'8 stage
A. F. Noel came in from the Bend'Or
mines with the proceeds of the past
month's run, and left on Tuesday for
Vancouver.
Mr. Milton Rathburn of New York,
having spent a couple of weeks in Lillooet and Bridge River, left on the 2nd
inBt. for Vancouver. Mr. Rathburn
was very much pleased with his visit
and much surprised to find such wo_J
derful mining prospects in Bridge River.
He thinks it is quite possible that he
will return to engage iu the mining
business before long.
Federal campaigning is bes-oming very
warm all over Canada. Conventions
and meetings are bem* held in all parts
for the purpose of selecting their political warriors and diecuaeins: the best
means of accomplishing their object.
It has not yet been officially announced
just on what date the elections will take
place but it is understood that it will be
about the last of October.
—Any person being tlie head of a
family, a widow or a single man over
eighteen years of age, and a British
subject or an alien proposing to become
a British subject, can pre-empt 160 acres
of land belonging to British Columbia,
west of Cascade Mountains, or 320 acres
eaet of these mountains, at $1 per acre.
Two months' leave oi absence under the
Land Act, and an additional four
monthB for sufficient cause, when applied for to the Chief Commissioners,
can be held in each year till the Crown
deed is obtained. A certificate of improvements showing that the claim has
been improved to the extent of $2.50 per
acre ia necessary before a Crown deed
can be issued, Timber and hay lands
may be leased from the government.
Timber lands pay a yearly rental of 15
cents per acre, and a royalty of 50
cents per 1,000 feet of all logs cut.
Leases of land for other purposes may
also be granted by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council.
The Increased Rates.
Editor of The Prospector.
Sir,—Being a hearty chewer ot bacon,
flour, beans, sugar and other luxuries
when I can get them, I would like to
know if the merchants of Lillooet whom
Mr. Martley spoke of last week, so
readily acceded to the modest demands
of the freighters union intend to stand
the loss occasioned by the increased rate
or will they just add a little more to
their present exliorbitant prices and
thua compel the consumer to pay it. A
person would think from the tenor of
Mr. Martley's letter that the freighters
and the live business-like merchants of
Lillooet are all that require anv consideration in the matter. How about
the miner, tbe backbone of the country,
Dress and Mantle
Making Shop.
Mrs. E. A. Webster.
Next door to Barber Shop.
HARDWARE.
Having purchased the
Hardware business of Mark
Dumond at Lillooet, B. C, I
am now prepared to accommodate the public as heretofore in anything in Hardware, Stoves, Tinware and
Mining Supplies.
Orders sent in will receive
prompt attention.
« R. J. ATKIN,
LILLOOET, B.C.
1900
1900
PROVINCIAL
EXHIBITION,
Under the auspices of
Tlie Royal Agricultural  and
Industrial Society of B.C.,
Will be held at
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C.,
October 2, 3,4, 5.
$20,000 In Prizes $20,000
OPEN TO THE WORLD.
A Round   of   Pleasure
Four Whole Days.
for
Championship Lacrosse,
Manitoba vs. Westminster.
Tug of War, Horse Races, Bicycle Races,
Aquatics,   Naval  and  Military
Sports, Gymkhana, Baseball, Football.
Band Tournament.
Magnificent illuminations.   Grand Concert each evening.   Special
Attractions.
Monster Excursions from all points at
greatly reduced rates.
No Entrance Pee Charged for Exhibits,
EXECUTIVE:-His Worship Mayor Scott,
T. J. Trapp, G. D. Brymner, W. J. Mathers, C.
G. Major, Aid. Keid, Aid. Sinclair, Aid. Adams,
R. F. Anderson, A. Malins.
 : L	
For Prize Lists, Entry Forms, and full particulars, write to
T. J. TRAPP, W. H. KEARY,
President. Manager and Secretary.
perhaps some day those energetic merchants and freighters will wake up to
the fact that there is a way in which
Mr. Miner could get along very well
without the assistance of this wonder*
ful clique.
Yours truly,
Mr. Bacon and Bkanb.
An Awful Bad Shot,
Women are notoriously bad shots. In
Western Australia the ether day a mine
manager's wife was christening an
engine and had to throw a campagne
bottle at it. It was somewhat larger
than the proverbial haystack and she
was only a couple ot yards irom it, ye
she cleverly managed to miss it and hit
her hubby—a portly person—below the
belt, knocking him into a cistern ten
feet deep and badly hurting him.—Melbourne Argus.
Established 1886. Incorporated 1895
Mclennan, mcfeeley & Co., Ltd.
DAWSON, Y. T. VANCOUVER, B. O.
Importers and Jobbers of HARDWARE,
Iron, Steel, Glass, Paints. Oils, Metals, Stoves, Tinware, Guns, etc.
We make a specialty of supplies for
Mills, Mines, Blacksmiths, Railroads, Contractors, Lumbermen, etc.
Agents for;—     Giant Powder Co. Majestic Steel Ran_*-s
Fairbanks Scales Canton Mining Steel
Bennett's English Fuse Spooner'B Copperine
Registered Trademark "SUNSET."
Paul Santini,
GENERAL MERCHANT, LILLOOET, B. C.
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry   Goods,   Boots  and   Shoes,
Hardware, etc.
MINERS' OUTFITS A SPECIALTY.
THE FEDERAL LIFE ASSURANCE
COMPANY.
Our guaranteed sectiritv plan is a popular and profitable policy to the assured.
It will pay you to see our rates and different plans before taking out a policy.
WM. HOLDEN, Inspector, Vancouver. THOS. McADAM, Provincial Manager.
LILLOOET AND BRIDGE RIVER STORES.
J. DUNLOP.
0--E_]__>r_E_E^__VI__     2&ttXoGTIA2<TrT;
Miners Supplies.
>
LILLOOET, _3. G.
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
LYTTON.
A.. Gr. lE^ABAQLIATI,
General Dealer.  I
Full  line   of   Groceries,  Dry Goods,  Boots   and  Shoes
Ohothing and Hardware.    Miners' Supplies.
STANLEY   PARK   BREWERY
F. F0UBERT, Proprietor.
Brewer and Bottler of
eistglish: j_._l._b
a.2<t1d stout
All goods    guaranteed.     Supplied    to  any part of the
district at reasonable rates.
P. O. BOX 234
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Advertise in
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Read by every miner in the district.
Subscription Price $2.00 per year.
ADVERTISING RATES ON APPLICATION.
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