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THE
PROSPECTOR.
Vol. 2, No. 48.
LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 8,   1900
$2.00 a year.
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POLITICAL   FACTS.
Editor Prospector—Thinking a few
words politically from this section may
not be oat of plaje in view of the fact
that tbe election takes place in a few
days, I venture to ask space in The Prospector for this letter which will explain
briefly not only my views alone but also
those of a considerable majority of the
voters of Bridge River. I have, during
the past season, talked with, or been in
tbe company of, most of the voters of
this section and I may say in all fairness
and without predjudice toward Mr
Smith, who haa so long represented
Went Lillooet, that we do not think he
is the man to longer represent the district. What has he done for the past
twelve or fifteen years that he is entitled
to further political honors?
Bridge River has long been known as
a rich mineral section, as on old timer
Mr. Smith could* not help but know
many years ago that good quartz and
good placers were to be found here.
Has he ever by word or deed made hiB
knowledge known? Has he ever made
any vigorous efforts to secure us roads,
trails, offices etc ? Is it not a fact
that for the past four years the amounts
paid in taxes in this district exceeded by
nearly $50,000 the amount expended in
the district and that in addition to this
the pro ratio of the increase in the provincial debt during this time and that
this district must help to pay, has been
some $2,000,000? As I figure this we
have received less than one-third of the
amount for roads and bridges that should
have been secured for us and with $100-
000 more expended in the past four years
think what could have been done for us;
and mind you this is going back only
four years. I believe the balance of the
time Mr. Smith has served, or failed to
serve, this district would make an equally bad showing for the gentleman.
Meanwhile what has he done personally?
It is reported, and I think on good authority, that he has been the gainer by
quite a number of thousands in quartz
locations on Oayoosh creek. Has he
shown any desire to assist in the development of our great natural resources
by inresting $5,000, $8,000 or $1,000 of
thiB money so easily acquired in prospecting or in development work? Not
any thank'you, mortgages on farms are
good enough for Mr. Smith, and the
only thiag in the way of produce he buys
is gold dust, and this he takes with him,
rides to Victoria on a pass, saves the express charges, serves his country at so
much per ounce and if there were ten
more men like him in the West Lillooet
they would have every blessed dollar
and every farm, and .have every Chinaman in the district rocking out gold dust
for them.
Are jou storekeepers, you hotel men
and farmers in the vicinity of Lillooet
going to re-elect him? For if it is done it
will be you, that do will it, it will not be
the miners and prospectors I can assure
yon. And if you do, you do not deserve
business, Which you all proclaim so
much of the year is very alow. I am
not writing this letter to fay anything I
farther in favor of Mr. Skinner, with
whom I am but very little acquainted,'
than this—that he is an energetic, rustling, lively man and one whose fair dealing has never, so far as I have heard
been questioned. If elected, and be will
be if I am any judge, he will do more
towards introducing mining men and
capitalists into West Lillooet in one season than Mr. Smith would do in the
natural course of his life. In any case,
Mr. Skinner can't do less than our long
time member has and will if again returned.
In conclusion, for this is a long letter
for me to write, we of Bridge River wish
to say to the business men of Lillooet
who wish to do business, to the ranchers of the district who wish to sell their
produce, let us all pull together and
s'art the new government that will soon
follow Joe Martin's gigantic humbug by
returning for West Lillooet R. B. Skinner. I believe it will be done in any
ease but we want to your help for we believe a change will be of benefit > to us
and it will be to you of Lillooet. We
look for and hope to see Lillooet a lively
town within tbe next twelve months.
But we want roads, bridge;, telephones
and men with money that will help ub
to replace arrastras with quartz mills,
make mines of prospects. Elect Skinner and one good step will have been
taken.   Yours faithfully        MINER.
Bridge River, Lillooet district, June
1st, 1900.
The Cemetery.
To the Editor of The Pbospector:
I would like to draw the attention of
the people of Lillooet—although the
fact must be perfectly plain to them—to
the really disgraceful state of the
Lillooet cemetery (?) It seems to me to
be a crying shame that any civilized
community should be content with such
a miserable spot for burying their dead.
Even tbe Chinese, whom we quite
rightly consider a bane to the province,
have a burying ground which puts ours
to shame, I venture to say there iB not
a Siwash grave yard in the country
which is not fenced in and decently
kept. Surely something can be done to
remedy matters, as the expense should
not be heavy, and even if it were money
could not be spent in a worthier manner.
REFORMER.
N. Gustavason and H. S.  Doxat  left
town Thursday morning for Clinton.
Fred. H. Nelson, of the Pioneer hotel,
expects his new rig soon for the accomodation of guests at the hotel.
The total amount of the Canadian Pacific Railway company's employees' contribution to the Canadian patriotic fund
which haa been remitted to the treasurer is $12,033.64.
"Bob" Johnson, of Vancouver, challenges Hackett to row for the single
scull championship of the North Pacific,
for $1,000 a aide, on Dominion Day,
on Burrard Inlet.
,. John Glassy, well known to old timers
died on Monday from the effects of a fall
from a wagon while driving from Ashcroft to, J. Wilson's place, at 8-Mile
creek, on the Savona road. The deceased waa buried at Ashcroft on Wedneaday
laat. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Borland, of the 150-Mile House.
ROBEKTS IN PRETORIA.
London, 5.—The war office has issued the following from Lord Roberts:
"Pretoria, June 5, 11.40 a. m. — We are now in
possession of Pretoria. The official entry will be
made this afternoon at two o'clock." "Roberts."
THE   WAR   IN   AFRICA.
London, June 6.—The following despatch has been received from Lord Roberts :
"Pretoria, 5.—The occupation of the
city passed off most satisfactorily and
the British flag is now hoisted on top of
the Government offices. The troops met
with a much more enthusiastic reception
than was anticipated."
It appears that Gen. Botha, the Boer
Commander-in-Chief, withdrew from
Pretoria with all the guns, probably
along the Delagoa Bay Railway with a
view of joining Kruger. It is presumed,
on account of Kruger and' Botha leaving
their wives in Pretoria, Kruger does not
count on a long resistance. Lord Roberts will probably take a week to organize his campaign in pursuit of the
the Boers.
London, 7.—Military operations in
South Africa are apparently at a standstill. Lord Roberts is filling the magazines and warehouses at his new base
(Pretoria) preparatory to a long chase
after the retiring Boere, in tbe direction
ofLydenburg. His cavalry are probably now seeking to intercept Gen. Botha, the Boer Commander-in-Chief.
London 8.—The executive offices of
tbe Transvaal government have been
located, together with President Kruger
in a railway car shunted on a switch at
Machador station. Kruger says that although the British have occupied Pretoria it does not end tbe war and the
burgers are fully determined to fight to
last. He says he wili not leave the
country, as there will be no need to do
anything of the kind. •
Some of the Boers are surrendering
voluntary and the townspeople of Pretoria show considerable enthusiasm over
the arrival of the British.
LOCAL  NEWS.
HARRIED.
Bell-Robb.—At Lytton, B. C, on Wednesday, June 6th 1900, by the Rev.
J. Bastin, James S. Bell to Mrs. C.
J. Robb.
Last Wednesday morning at Lytton,
in the Church of England, Mr. J. S.
Bell and Mra. C. J. Robb were joined in
the holy bonds of matrimony by tbe
Rev. J. Bastin. Only a few intimate friends were present, the wedding
being private. Tbe church was decorated for the occasion. Shortly after the
ceremony the bride and groom left by
special stage for their home in Lillooet
where they were accorded a warm reception and congratulations by their
many friends. The bride and groom
are well and favorably known throughout thia diatrict.
Mr. Robert Carson, of Pavilion Mountain, was in town this week on business.
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Duncan and James McTavish, of   Hat
Creek, were in town for a dav this week.
Every man should do his duty and tomorrow mark his ballots for Robert
Burns Skinner,
Mr. W. H. Slipper, of Vancouver,
came in on Monday's stage from Lytton
and will leave for Bridge River shortlv
to look over mining property in which
he is interested.
The "boys" were out Wednesday evening wilh tin cans, bombs and all sorts of
queer instruments and gave the bride
and groom a warm reception. "Jim"
did the right thing with the boys.
On receipt of the news of Lord Roberts'
entry into Pretoria the citizens of Lillooet were not behind in showing tbeir
patriotism. Flags were flying from
every pole in town beeides private residences being decorated.
Messrs. W. R. Robertson, J. J. Lang
and Arthur F. Noel returned on Sunday
from the Bend'Or Mines where they had
been for the clean-up at the mill.
Messrs. Robertson and Lang left Monday morning by special for Lytton on
their way to Vancouver.
If the "party" make the appointment
of all the voters that are promised the
position as constable the town will be
well protected. At least half a dozen
are sure of it, but after tke 9th it will be
a different story. But at the present
lime it is a good way to get a dubious
vote. 	
A public meeting of the resident householders and freeholdera of Lillooet
school district will be held in the school
house on Saturday morning, Tune 30th.,
at 11 o'clock, for the purpose of electing
a fit and proper person to serve as trustee in place of A. W. Smith, whose term
ia about lo expire.
A new post office is being established
at Cadwallader with Mr. Samuel Gibbs
as postmaster and the mails will be exchanged monthly with the Cadwallader
office as well as the Sucker Creek office.
The post office on Cadwallader will be a
greater convenience to the miners, being
about centrally aituated. Mr. Gibbs enters on hie duties at once.
James McKivor and two sons returned
from Cadwallader Sunday evening
where they had been doing assessment
work on their claims.
Wm. McDonald returned to Oadwal'a-
der Tuesday to continue assessment
work on the Hiram and Copeland claims
in which he is interested.
O. W. Brett, on McGillivray creex, is
doing assessment work on claims across
the creek from the Anderson Lake Co.'s
property. It is the same lead and will,
no doubt, prove equally as rich.
Mr. R. T. Ward, of the Horsefly mine,
and Mr. Heller, of California, arrived in
town Tuesday afternoon and left next
day for the Anderson Lake Mining Co.'a
property on McGillivray creek. Mr.
Ward is one of the directors of the company and Mr. Heller goes up to examine
mining claims.
The Anderson Lake Mining Co.'s mill
on McGillivray Creek was started up
last Saturday, and has been running
iteadily since. The whole mill is satisfactory to the company and will be in
charge of Mr. F. M. Bard, who built it.
The mill will run about a month when a
clean-up will be made.
The Bend'Or Mines on Cadwallader
creek made ? ckan-up on June 1st. after
a twenty days run, crushing 492 tons of
rock and secured about $6,000Jin bullion.
Considerable roll has been run off the
plates lately as the assays from the tailings have showi. quite a loss. Better arrangements Lave been made and the results from future clean-ups will be increased. Everything around the mine
and mill is satisfactory and the result of
the season's work will put the Bend'Or
on a paying basis.
Messrs. J. W. Johnston %-- J. H. Purdy, of Vancouver, returned from McGillivray Monday afternoon, having
completed their assessment work on
their claims above the Anderson Lake
Co. The work done bhows up the ledge
in good shape, being al out ten feet in
width and carrying free gold. Tbe trail
up from the lake has been continued on
to tbe claims and the journey in now
made easy. The owners of the property
consisting of Vancouver parties, have a
good thing and it is hoped will open it
up and prove it one of the best mines on
the creek. 	
The Fountain Hydraulic Company are
working away at their ground eight
miles from Lillooet with very good results. The bouldera interfered with th*
work for a time but woi k waa resumed
on the upper pay streak. The ground
below will be worked later on, or aa
soon as more water is secured. ; At the
present time the aeven-inch pipe has ita
full capacity of water, but not sufficient
to move the large bouldera fast enough.
It is the intention to add another line of
pipe, giving twice as much water aa ia
now used. The returns obtained ar*
satisfactory to Mr. H. 8. Southard, the
manaf«r> *nd bis partners. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 8,1900
THE PROSPECTOR.
Published every Friday.
*tIB8CRIPTION 12.00
Payable in advance.
RIC. A. ERASER, Emtok and Propbibtob.
FRIDAY, JUNE 8. 1900.
Before the next issue of The Prospector the electors of Weat Lillooet will have
decided on who is to be their representative in the Legislature Assembly for
the next four years. There are three
candidates in the field s jeking political
honors. Mr. Smith has represented the
district for three or four terms, and is
depending on his past record for support.
During his term of office he has failed,
or, plainly speaking, did not try to advance the interests of the district or to
open up the rich mining sections. He
has never had faith in the district, bnt
all his worldly goods were obtained in
tbe district, and he, having made a little,
does not wish others to do so. By the
opening up of the district, and new men
coming in be would not be able to control them Only last season he went to
certain parties who were in Lillooet to
invest large sums of money, and advised
them not to put their money into mines
as the returns were doubtful. The Toronto-Lillooet Gold Beets Company have
since spent in the neighborhood of $75,-
000 on Oayoosh creek, and have given
employment to a large number of men.
Mr. Smith is now asking the employes
at the company's works for their support
when if he could have had his way none
of them would be working. On the
eight-hour lav, Mr. Smith is endeavoring to pull the wool over the miners'
eyes, while it is well known that Mr.
Smith was against the eight-hour law,
until he was sure of an election taking
place and he is now trying to come out
straight in its favor to catch the miners'
vote. Mr. Smith has plainly shown that
ha is not the man for the position and
the electors, being aware ot this, will
leave Mr. Smith at home and mark their
ballots for an up-to-date candidate who
has the interest of the district at heart.
Mr. Alex Lochore, the government
candidate, is late in the field and, owing
to the shortness of the time has been
unable to canvass the district. Mr Lochore doed not stand a chance of bein/
elected and will lose his deposit; his only object in being a candidate is that
Martin wanted to have a candidate in
every district and induced Mr. Lochore
to come out. By voting for the government candidate the voters will be only
wasting their vote.
Mr. Robert B. Skinner is no stranger
and from authentic reports we have no
doubt that Mr. Skinner will be the selection. He is a thorough business man
and being interested in the district it is
to his advantage to further its interest
at every opportunity which will benefit
all. He has visited every part of the
o the district and consulted the electors
and is fully aware of the requirements
for opening up the district to the best
advantage. He has no "penny wise
pouad foolish" policy and for the business interests his choice will  be a wise
one.
The Bridge River mining section needs
proper transportation facilities and the
main plank in Mr. Skinner's platform
is a road to Bridge River. The mining
interests demand attention and as Mr.
Skinner is deeply interested in the mining industry the whole district of Li'-
looet will receive his attention. He is
the pioneer quartz investor in the Bridge
River country and has been the means
of bringing in considerable capital which
has been distributed throughout tbe district. The district needs a representative who is a live man and never loses
an opportunity to push the interests of
the district along. Tomorrow Is the
polling day, and it behooves all to go and
mark their ballot for their interest and
the interest of the country at laige and
not let the fear of a vindicative man
hinder them in the exercise of their
franchise. The man to represent West
Lillooet in the provincial legislature is
Robert Burns Skinne- and ballots marked for him will mean progress and pros-
peritj.      	
The nominations on May 26th resulted
in bringing out at least ninty-tbree candidates to fill thirty-eight seats in the
legislature. The government haB thirty-
onf; eighteen are classed as opposition,
twenty favor the conservative, eleven
the provincial party, Beven independent
and six labor candidates make up the
Independent nmv.
Alfred Wellington Smith, while representative of this district, advised capitalists not to invest their money in mining
properties. He is now asking the miners and others for their support.
The candidate who seeks the position
of representative because it is a pastime
and benefits himself personally and not
his constituents, should not receive a
vote in the district.
A workingman's comparison that fits
Alfred Wellington Smith to the life, is
that the crop of workingman's friends is
like the sockeye run—great every four
years.        	
Jim—"Going to vote for Smith? "
Bill—"Ye", of course I am."
Jim—"You must be nutty Bill."
Bill—"I'm going  to vote  for him to
stay at home! "
In another column will be found a
communication on the political question
in West Lillooet. Read it, as it contains
facts.
Smith will be left at home  this election.
It is time for a change.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that application will
be made by the Vancouver Northern and
Yukon Railway Company to the Legislative
Assembly of the Province oi British Columbia
at its next st ssion 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
railway from some point at or near the city of
Vancou-er 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.
McPHILLIPS & WILLIAMS,
Solicitors for Applicants.
To the Electors of the
West Riding of Lillooet Electoral District.
Gentlemen— I beg to offer myself as a candi
date for your suffrages at the coming general
election   for the   Legislative   Assembly  of
this Province.
I am a supporter of the present government
and its published platform.
As it is utterly impossible to develop the agricultural and mineral resources of our district
under the prevailing system of transportation,
I will, if elected, do my utmost to have roads
built' to the various agricultural settlements
and mining camps.
I believe that the planks in the government
platform dealing with the construction of
roads and trails, is the only business proposition on this important subject, that has been
offered to the electors of this province and one
eminently adapted to advance the interests of
this district.
As the time is now too short to make a personal canvass of the district, I will hold meetings at the various centres and endeavor in
that way to meet as many of you as possible
and lay my views more fully before you.
I have been a resident of the district, where
my home and interests are, for the past six
years, and as my prospects for the future are
so closely blended with the prosperity of the
district, you may rely on me, if elected, to
further your interests in every possible way.
As the recent reaction in favor of the government is so decided as to ensure its continuance
in power, you will no doubt sen the benefit the
district will derive by having its representative on the government side of tlie House and
return me at the head of the poll.
I have the honor to be gentlemen,
Your obedient servant,
ALEX. LOCHORE,
Poster's Bar, Lillooet,
May 19th, 1900.
Canadian
Pacific
Railway.
" IMPERIAL
LIMITED."
Service for the year .900 will
be commenced JUNE 10th.
The "Imperial Limited"
take's you across the continent in four days without
change. It is a solid vesti-
buled train, luxuriously
equipped with every possible essential for the comfort and convenience of
passengers. Ask your
friends who have traveled
on it, or address
T. Clark, Agent, Lytton.
or to E. J. Ooyle,
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent,
Vancouver, B. C.
Subscribe for The Prospector. $2.00
per year. Published every Friday at
Lillooet, B. 0.
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Hotel
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LLILOOET, B. C.
Fred. H. Nelson, Proprietor.
Sample Rooms for Commercial Travellers. Livery Stable in Connection.
Bus meets steamboat for guests to and from Anderson L ake
and Bridge River points.
Hotel Victoria.
[LILIOOBT, 33. 0*_
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 the hotel. Headquarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
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The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.—     n_nr>,
LYTTON STAGE LINE.
Stage leaves Lytton every Monday and Friday morning
for Lillooet, j?eturning next day.    Special trips made.   .
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write ub for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY     -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B C.
R.&W. CUMMING
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
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Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates.
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Post Office and Telegraph Office in connection.   Freight teams plying once a
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
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Storage & Forwarding Agts
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w THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 1900
Mr. Markle's Obliging Wife.
Louise Markle ia suing John G. Markle
for a judgment of separation on the
grounds of desertion, and she has applied for alimony and counsel fees. The
husband denies desertion, and Bwears
that his wife left him because he wanted
to move from the vicinity of Main and
Ferry streets. He claims that he is in
debt; that he bas all be can do to support himself and his 15-year old daughter, and that his wife is comfortably provided for. In opposing the motion for
alimony, Mr. Markle submits the following letter, which he says, he received
through the mails from his wife:
" This is to certify that I, Louise Markle, the legally wedded wife of John G.
Markle, do hereby permit my husband
to go where he pleases, drink, what he
pleases and when he pleases; and I furthermore permit him to keep and enjoy
the company of any lady or ladies he
sees fit, aa I know he is a good judge. I
want him to enjoy life, as he will be a
long time dead."—Buffalo Commercial.
Tbe viceroy of India telegraphs that
scattered showers have fallen elsewhere.
Tbe cholera has not abated in many
parts of Bombay and Rajputana, and
causes much mortality. There are now
5,730,000 persons receiving relief.
U. S. Takes a Haad.
The United States government has
taken a hand in the suppression of tbe
"Boxers," the famous Chinese secret
society which is engaged in the massacre of native Christians in China and
to which ia attributed numberless outrages upon the foreign missionaries.
United States Minister Conger has been
instructed by the state department to
inform tbe Chinese government that the
government of the United States expectB
it to promptly and thoroughly stamp out
this society and to provide proper guarantees for the maintenance of peace and
order and the protection of life and
property of Americans in China, all now
threatened by the operations of the
" Boxers."        	
An actuarial expert tells us that the
Ottawa fire has led the insurance companies operating in Canada to look up
tbeir Canadian record. Taking the past
thirty j ears, they find that the losses
falling upon them have consumed no
less that 68 per cent, of the premiums.
Allowing 35 per cent, for management
and commission, the net result for the
'thirty years is a loss of 3 per cent, Yet
the English companies continue their
Canadian agencies—in the hope, presumably, of better times.
Jingle—" Today _ saw a man raising a
glass of beer to hia lips. I called to him
to atop, spoke three words to him, and
instead of drink it he dashed it to the
ground, splintering the glass into a
thousand pieces." Mingle—" My stars I
You must be a second John B. Gough
for eloquence. What did you Bay to
him?"
Jingle—"I said, 'that's non-union
beer.' "	
The Royal City Mills of New Westminster aent east last week, over the C.P.R.
about twenty British Columbia " tooth
picks." The timbers, which are for
spars, and destined for a maritime province shipyard, are of fir, squaring seventeen inches, and measuring from seventy
to eighty feet in length, three flat cars
being required to carry them.
To the Electors of the
West Biding of Lillooet Electoral District.
Mr. Jones—A minister out west tried
to run a newspaper the way the Lord
would run it.
Mrs. Jones—If he had succeeded it
would have been a wounderful thing.
Mr. Jones—Yea; but not halt ao wonderful aa if he had run a church the way
tbe Lord would run it I
Sealakina brought in by Indiana to
m& Victoria bring $14 and $15, an advance
■***"'   of $5 over last year.
Man seta up the drinks anddrinka up-
Bet the man,
Gentlemen : At tbe request of a number of
influential voters I bave decided to seek the
bonor of representing your important district
in he Provincial Legislative Assembly.
I am as many of you are doubtless aware,
interested to a largeexent 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
be 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
1b solely dependent on the mining industry: it
is to your 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
cities.
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 roads 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: Iconside
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 province.
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
fully.
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 servan;
ROBERT B. SKINNER.
LYTTOIT.
Anthony & Kobson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863.
post office sto:e_:eo.
General /lerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
FORWARDING AGENTS.
Canadian
Pacific
Railway.
" IMPERIAL
LIMITED."
Service for the year l900 will
be commenced JUNE 10th.
The "Imperial Limited"
takes you across the continent in four days without
change. It is a solid vesti-
buled train, luxuriously
equipped with every possible essential for the comfort and convenience of
passengers. Ask your
friends who have traveled
on it, or address
T. Clark, Agent, Lytton.
or to E. J. Coyle,
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent,
Vancouver, B. C.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fane* Goods, Tobacco, etc
CANDIES, FRUITS, NUT?
LILLOOET, B. C
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
OF B.C., LTD.
Our Specialties:
INTERIOR
LA M0RENA
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Subscribe for' The Prospector. $2.00
per year. Publiaked every Friday at
Lillooet, B. O.
THE BOOK OF THE TEAR.
"The Bow-legged Ghost and Other Stories/
With an into
due tion by
America's
greatest poet,
Jamw whit*
comb Rller. An
illustrated yol-
tune of original
hu morona
■ketches, verse,
facetious nam.
graphs and col-
loquies. A book
that wiU not
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reader, aa it
enten a new
and heretofore
unexplored
field of humor.
A book to be
read aloud and
enjoyed among
your friend*. Contains 'The Bow-legged Ghost,"
''When Boa Bang Fint But "TtieMan Who
Couldn't Laogh/r "Possible Tltlea of Future
Books," "Selling Locke of Hair," "No Woman, No
Bad." "Sociefar Actresses," etc., etc. Thia fint
edition bound in doth, printed on extra fine
paper, and absolutely the beat humorous book pub-
fished. Worth $2.50, mailed postpaid for 11.00.
Order at once. Bend for our new special Ulia-
trated catalogue mailed free. .ires you the lowest prioes on all good books.  Address all orders te
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MINING
MACHINERY.
PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO.
GA1STA.1DA..
J. M. Mackinnon i
Mininq Properties
Hand.eda
Properties Bondea
Vancouver
B.C'.
CARIBOO & LILLOOET
STAGE TRAVEL.
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All points in Cariboo—Monday and Friday.
LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and Friday.
Forks of Quesnelle and way points—Monday.
Through and return tickets at reduced rates.    Special conveyances furnished.
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY;
Head Office:   ASHOROFT, B. C.
IfcTOW   BOYS,
Don't Forget the Ashcroft Tailor
WHEN YOU WANT A NEW SUIT.
I have just received direct from Scotland the best selection of Tweeds, Worsteds, Serges,
Pantings in the Interior.  Satisfaction guaranteed.
THOMAS McCOSH, Merchant Tailor, Ashcroft, B. C.
Canadian Pacific Navigation Company.
Fnr A lac Ira Steamers for Skagway and Alaska points leave Victoria every Wednesday
rHi   HldoKa.   evening and Vancouver every Thursday at 1 p.m.
Steamers for B. C. Northern Points leave Victoria and Vancouver weekly.   Regular steamers
for all British Columbia points.   Particulars on application. G. S. BAXTER, Q. P. A.
T_E3I_B  LELAlsTB
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.
VANCOUVER, B. €
wm- mLJvaiiXiTOisr. pbop
BAILEY
HOTEL.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, • - B. C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,  Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room  free.
J B CHERRY,
A. B. TKIM. COLL., DtJBLlK.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, NOTARY PUBLIC
Lillooet, B. C
H1LFWAY HOUSE.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLIVRAY   Proprietor.
First-class accommodaj
tion for travelers. Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.    Stable in opn •
nection.
SAHUEL GIBBS,
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining  Broker,
Reports on Mining Properties.
LILLOOET and BRIDGE RIVER, B. C
.UCKNSED CONVEYANCE*. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 1900
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LOCAL NEWS
Rod. J. Atkins left on Saturday's
stage for Ashcroft to be absent about a
week.        	
Mrs. Thomas A. Brett returned from
Vancouver Monday evening after an absence of several weeks.
Henry Oargile came over from Ash
croft Monday evening and is spending a
few days in this neighborhood.
Word was received from Clinton last
Monday of the death of Mrs. Truran.
John G. Walker returned Friday evening from Clinton and Ashcroft and is
now employed at the Hotel Victoria.
Mrs. C. H. Gibson, of Ashcroft, arrived in town Monday evening and is
visiting her Bister, Mrs. W. Durban.
Miss Currie of Vancouver came in
on Mondays stage and left next day for
Pemberton meadows where she will visit
relatives.  	
Dan Fraser, of the Excelsior house, an
ardent disciple of Walton, has been making some big catches of trout in Lake
creek the past week.
Mr. E. Santini has been very ill with
pneumonia for the past week and will
not be ab'e to be around for a couple of
weeks, although now on the mend.
Frank White, who has been employed
at tbe Bend 'Or mill for the past few
months, came down Sundav and left lor
Nevada City, Cal„ on Tuesday's stage.
A. McArthur, who had his leg injured
at the Ben d'Or mine some time ago, arrived in town this week, having recovered sufficiently to be able to limp
around.
Mrs. A. Lochore, who has been visiting in Lillooet, returned home Sunday
morning having been ill all the time she
was in town. She is now improved considerably.	
Mr. Joseph Watkinson, of Foster's
Bar, was in town for a few days last
week visiting his many friends. Mr.
Watkinson has not been enjoying the
best of health lately and has been unable to leave his house for several
months.    	
Mr. J. J. Lang of the Fairfield Syndicate returned from the Bridge river
section where he had been looking over
the Forty Thieves, Lorne and other
properties. It is to be hoped that M<-
Lang will take hold of some of these
properties as he is known to represent
one of the best companies in the country.
P. Devannah came down from Cadwallader this week aud has been very ill
at the Hotel Victoria since. Hia friends
are doing all possible for him.
Fred H. Nelson, of the Pioneer hotel,
has been busy the past week fixing up
the new dining room and is having
everything put in first-class shape.
Jas. B. Uren left Wednesday for Clinton to be absent for a few days. Frank
Riley is in charge of the shop during his
absence. Sergeant Johnston of the Vancouver police force wbo ie sojourning in
Lilloeet accompanied him.
The Treadwell mine in Alaska is still
holding its wonderful reputation as a
producer. The last monthly report
shows a run of 540 stamps for twenty-
nine days, crushing 56,699 tons of ore,
from which was realized $93,026, and
1,219 tons of sulphrets of a value of $52,-
553, making a total bullion value of
$155,750. The working expenses being
about $39,000 for the month, the net
profits amounted to the neat little Bum
of $116,750.—Alaska Journal.
The British admiralty has purchased
3,250,000 pounds of copper for immediate delivery from American producers.
Demand is good also from other foreign
governments and purchases for electrical
purposes are also heavy, so that we may
expect copper to remain firm for a long
time.    ,    	
Fire last week destroyed the ore bins
at the upper terminal of the War Eagle
tramway at Rossland, together with the
covered tramway ninty feet long, leading from the hoist house to the ore bins.
The war has led to an actual increase
of marriages in the old country. The
figure* for the last quarter of 1899 prove
that. They show 0.8 a thousand above
the average. With quarter of a million
young men at the iront this iB noteworthy.
Voters! On June 9th Mark your Ballots thus and
elect an up-to-date man to represent you.
After a week's experience in the editorial chair the Rev. Mr. Sheldon writes:
" I shall never be connected with this or
any other newspaper, as editor or manager in anyway whatever." Evidently
Mr. Sheldon is cured.
At the second day's racing of the Epsom summer meeting Wednesday, the
race for the Derby Btakes of 6,000 sovereigns was won by the Prince of Wales'
Diamond Jubilee, Simondale second and
Disguise 11, third.
The man who wants to be good has
less opposition than tbe man who wants
to be great.
R.F.Anderson &Co
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Bteel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Russel Wire Fencing.
UREN&
MITCHELL
GENERAL BLACKSMITMG
AND HORSESHOEING.
CLINTON. B. C. Branch at Lillooet.
Manufacturers of all kind of
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.
SEATON LAKE
i
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.
Mainland Cigar
FACTORY.
IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
CIGAR ASK FOR THE
British Lion
01   Mainland
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.
WM. TIBTJEN,
Manufacturer.
128 Water Street. VANCOUVER, B C
A.. TJZFIFOIR.ID,
OPTICIAN.
VANCOUVER.  -  -  -  -  B.C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and Optical goods. Our repair department is unexcelled . for fine work.
Leave your orders with tbe postmaster
who will have it attended to as well as if
you came personally.
Established 1886.
Incorporated 189ft
Mclennan, mcfeeley & Co., ut
Wholesale and Eetail Hardware.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies    Mill Supplies
Railroad Supplies.   Contractors' and Lumber Supplies.
Agents for The Olant Powder Co.. San Francisco.
I .,. I  ■  !     _g
Paul Santini
GENERAL MERCHANT
LTLLOOET, B. C.
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Good,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
MINERS1 OUTFITS A SPECIALTY.
LILLOOET AND BRIDGE RIVER STORES.
J. DUNLOP.
Miners Supplies.'
IiXIi3_00_33T, •__. O.
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
C. A. PHAIR
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialty.
TERMS GASH.
LILLOOET, B C
THE FEDERAL LIFE ASSURANCE
COMPANY.
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, Vancouver. THOS. McADAM, Provincial Manager.
John Hawley
niNING BROKER.
■VJ-.T&COTJVttEi,    -    -    -    33.0
First class mining properties handled.
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