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The Prospector Jan 26, 1900

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Vol. 2, No. 29.
$2.00 a year.
London J9.— General Buller tele,
urapned the war ofli'-e from Spearman's-
Canip last night that Lord Dundonald,
with a body of mounted troops, had
action with a force of Boers west of
Acton Holmes. After the fight he occupied several kopjes, which he still
holds. Field Comet Heilbrum and 20
Boers were killed and Jo prisoners taken, two British killed and two wounded.
It i* learned on excellent authority
that at the war office the situation is
regarded wilh entire confidence. '■
A despatch to the war office from Lord
Roberts, says a Boer deserter states that
the enemy suffered severely in attacking
General French's advance post, on the
loth, and that 70 Boers are still unaccounted for.
London 20.—A despatch from Pieter-
maritzburg says General Buller's wagon
train is 19 miles in length, and embrace*
400 wagons and 5,000 animals. Ah
manv of the drifts are narrow and
muddy, only one wagon is able te cross
at a time. The officers here are belting
2 to 1 that Ladysmith will be relieved
Capetown 18.—A number of Canadians
including two experienced scouts, have
arrived here and have offered their services for scouting purposes.
Halifax 20.—Steamer Laurentian sailed for South Africa with the Canadian
Wellington, New Zealand, 20.—Second
contingent sailed fur South Africa today,
London 21.—General Buller cables war
office as follows: "Spearman's camp,
General Warren has been engaged all
day. chiefly on the left, which he has
swung forward about a couple of miles.
The ground is very difficult and as lighting is all up bill it is difficult to say how
much gained but are making good progress. In order to relieve the pressure
on General Warren and ascertain the
strength of the enemy in front. General
Lyttleton made a reconnaissance in force
yesterday and this kept the enemy in
trenches in full strength all day. Our
casualties 2 killed and 12 wounded."
London 25.—The Times has the following from Spearman's camp dated Sunday evening: " All yesterday and today
General Warren has been attacking the
Boers. Their position is along a ridge 4
miles north west of Trichard Drift. At
down yesterday our guns occupied a
kopje on the east of the range."
Bombardment of Mafeking still continues but little damage is being done
And relief daily expected. Tlie force
from Rhodeeiu is getting near and has
armoured trains.
Manilla 20 —A pack train of 20 horses
transportation rations, and escorted by
50 men of 30th United States Itfantry,
was ambushed yesterday. Two men
were killed, 5 wounded and 9 missing.
Pack train was lost.
London,*23.—Nothing from Buller, minister of war as much wfthout news as
other persons.
Reinforcements of 5,000 or more have
reached Capetown the past three days.
Rumored from excellent source in
Pietermarifzburgthat Lord Djndonrld's
flying column of mounted men has entered Ladysmith. He was acting well to
the left of the line of advance.
Spearman's Camp, 24.—The British
field artillery aud howitzers shelled the
.enemy posted on crest of ridge this
morning. The infantry, under excellent
c >ver, kept up an excellent rifle fire.
The Boers resigned a kopje of which the
British took possession, when the enemy
sheltered themselves behind a stone
wall on slope of kopje which they held
for hours. This afternoon they ran
across the ravine while the 'British
poured shrapnel and lyddite into them
and the infantry broke up the stone
London. 25 —-Advices from Modder
river describes rsports of Boer deserters
that Boer camp at Magersfontein is becoming unbearable from its insanitary
condition. Lnteric fevwr is spreading
ancr vegetables are Scarce. On the
other hand the health of the British
camp is most satisfactory.
London 25.—The following is an extract from General Buller's address to
his men: "Our generals only giveone order, namely, f> advance. He warns
them to beware of false orders and in
case of surprise the only way for safety
and victory is rushing upon the enemy.
London 25.—War office has issued the
following from Spearmans camp: "General Wanen's troops last night occupied
Spion Kop, surprising the garrison, who
fled. It has been held by us all day, although we were heavily attacked especially by an annoying shell fire. Our
casualties 'are considerable. General
Woodgate was wounded. General Warren is of the opinion that he has rendered tbe enemys position untenab e.
The ii en a esplendid."
London 26.—A despatch to the Stand •
ard from Rensburg describes Ge eia
French's disposition as now forming u
great semi-circle around the Boer position, and says he could take Colesbu ig.
two miles away, at any time.       ,
London 26.—Advices from Spearman's
Camp says that General Warren's gar
rison abandoned Spion Kop Wednesday
An Ottawa despatch says. Recruiting
Strathcona's rangers, four hundred will
be commenced in Manitoba and British
Columbia about Feoruary 1st. This is
independent of the contingent offered
by British Columbia, which has not yet
been accepted. If a large vessel is
chosen as transport it is likely 500 men
will be sent.
;War Rumors from Esquimau.
A Victoria despatch of last week says
two cipher despatches received by Captain Fagan, commanding the Naval Station in the absence of the admiral, were
followed immediately by a signal summoning all cap ains to a conference.
The result was the hastily summoning
of ihe officers of the torpedo destroyer
Virago and the despatch to sea within
forty-five minutes of the torpedo boat at
full speed. It is rumored the lieutenant-
governor has been communicated with
by the admiral, but confirmation cannot
be got. There is tremendous agitation
at Esquimalt.
A mild case of smallpox has been discovered on an inbound ship now going
to quarantine. The doctors here declare no quarantine can stop the entrance of the bubonic plague.
Protect Volunteer's Mineral Claims.
Mr. Deane gave notice that on Friday
next he would move the following
" Whereas among the volunteers who
have gone or who may go to South Afrca
to serve with Her Majesty's forces, during the present war, there are some persons who are the holders of claims
under the provisions of the 'Mineral
Act' ;
" And whereas it is desirable that tbe
said claims should be protected during
the absence from British Columbia of
said persons, while serving Her Majesty
as a fore paid;
"Beit therefore resolved, That the
mineral claim of any British Columbia
volunteer serving Her Majesty in th*
present war be not open to location by
any person during the absence of such
volunteer upon said service, nor for a
period of twelve months after the close
of said war."
P. W. Valieau Harried.
Rev. Bishop- Cridge officiated last
Wednesday evening at the wedding of
Mr. Fred. W. Valieau,gold commissioner
of Omineca, and Mies May D. Franklin,
daughter of Mr. and Mr?. W. A. Franklin, of 86 Kingston street. The bride
was attended by Miss Roscoe, and the
groom by Mr. A. G. Franklin, brother
ofthebridk They were tbe recipients
of a number of very elegant presents,
among which was an oak and silver bis-
cui' jar presented to the bride by the
Girls' Friendly Society of St. .fame's
church. The happy couple took the
Charmer later in the evening for Vancouver, and will proceed East on a
honeymoon trip, which will extend over
a month or six weeks, and during which
Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec will be
visited.—Victoria Times.
A couple scraps took place Thursday
evening. Not very much damage was
done and the juniors in each case were
Wants to be M.P.P. for Lillooet
A letter was rect ived at The Prospector office this week from John Veasey of
the Provincial Home, Kamloops, touching on matters political and intimates he
would be willing to accept the provincial
nomination for this district. Mr. Veasey
states he is an old timer and well known
to the people living in this section, therefore any pioneer will be well able to
judge of his qualifications for a position
of this kind. As Mr. Veasey is quite assured of the " Provincial Home " we
think be would be unwise to accept the
nominatiou for the provincial legislature
where he would not be at home.
Mark Twain, in a characteristic article
in the New York World, maintains that
the man or woman who does not lie
daily, hourly or oftener if necessary does
not exist. Man (and woman) is bound
to lie from the cradle to tbe grave; if
not in speech, in act, look or thought.
The Psalmist, he contends, was perfectly
right in saying all men were liars— and
all women are too, says Mark.
The result of the Bishop of Columbia's examination has been announced,
and the scholarship awarded to B. N.
Johnson, of Victoria, and H. Phair, of
Lillooet, coming a close second. The
school reopened on January 8th, with a
roll of 34 day scholars aud 22 boarders.
—Victoria Times.
ncUillivray Creek Hen.
R. T. Ward and Dr. F. S. Reynolds of
Ashcroft and four expert mill men arrived in town Wednesday evening by special rigs and left next morning for the
Brett group on McGillivray creek, which
Mr. Ward and Dr. Reynolds are interested in. Mr. Ward will remain here for
some time and will superintendend the
placing of the machinery and operating
the mine mill. The manner in which
the work has progressed so far, it isquite
likely that the mill will start work by
the first of April pounding up the rich
rock taken from the mine. The party
expect to return to town tomorrow.
Legal action was taken last week
against the Victoria Colonist because of
the publication of statements that Capt.
Christensen and others were pro-Boers.
The matter is to be pushed to a finish.
A dance was held in Santini's hall last
evening in celebration of Burns'anniversary. It was largely attended and a
most enjoyable evening was spent by
by all present. The music furnished
was first class.
An Ottawa despatch says the announcement of the result of Commissioner Clute's inquiry regarding mine
owners' and miners' grievances in British Coln/nbia, will not be made until the
subject comes before the council.
It has been ordered by tbe lieutenant-
governor-in-council that, whenever an
official, through error or inadvertence,
improperly issues a certificate of improvements, it may be cancelled by or-
der-in-council, notice of such cancellation being given in two successive issues
of the Gazette.
Yesterday the 25th, was Burns' anniversary and was celebrated by a few in
this locality.
Frank Render came down from Bridge
river last week and will remain in town
a short time.
Several men .came down from Cavoosh
creek Wednesday where they had been
working for some time.
The last couple of nights the frost has
been rather heavy and is no doubt giving better satisfaction than the wet
weather of tbe past week.
Mr. Harry Attwood and wife came
down from Bridge river Wedneeday
after an absence of a few months. Mr.
Attwood will return again in a few days.
Mr. J. Bond and daughter Miss Phoebe
Bond came in from Pemberton last week
and Miss Bond left Saturnay's stage for
the coast where she has secured a position teaching school.
The following is the Macdonald Cabinet as submitted on Wednesday to the
Lieutenant Governor: Hugh John Macdonald, Premier and Attorney-General;
John A. Davidson, Provincial Treasurer
and Minister of Agriculture; Dr. McFad-
den, Provincial Secretaryl/and Minister
of Public Works; James Johnson and
Colin H. Campbell, ministers without
portfolios. "	
The Dominion Government have made
a ch ange in the postal regulations governing the northern country, and now newspaper mail can be sent in to Dawson and
Atlin. There will be sent into the former place a shipment each week not to
exceed 500 pounds, and any excess one
week will have the preference next mail.
The same rule applies to Atlin mail as
At a banquet of the Methodist Social
Union at Toronto last.'week, Mr. Chester
Massey presented a resolution favor.ng
the giving up of social engagements for a
period of one month in each year, to apply to the whole Methodist church of
the Dominion. October is suggested as
as the whole month to be devoted to the
awakening of a sound spiritual sense.
Dr. Carman, general superintendent,
approved of the resolution and tbe Union
passed it unanimously, and recommended its endoraation by the church generally.
A cyclone, or something with considerable force, struck a chinaman's house
Thursday evening in Whltechapel, removing a large portion of the glass and
frame of one of the windows.
Several Indians were up before the
magistrate this weex to give reasons for
being intoxicated. The reasons not beting satisfactory they donated towards
the treasury department.
The acetylene plant for W. F. Allen of
the Pioneer hotel, arrived Wednesday
and is being put in position by Rod,
Atkins. The hotel will be lighted by
gas after the first of next week.
Frank Gott and Thos. Racette were
out on a hunting expedition this week
and secured some big game. Frank is
one of the best all around hunters in
this section and always brings home a
Preparations are being made to hold a
concert in Santini's hall about February
14th. The program to consist of songs,
recitations, etc. Tbe proceeds to be devoted to the Methodist church parsonage fund.  	
Robert Yorston brought in a load machinery Wednesday afternoon for the
McGillivray creek stamp mill, which
will be taken to the mine as soon as possible. All the machinery for the stamp
mill is now between Lillooet and Ashcroft, the machinery was supplied by
the Wm. Hamilton Mfg. Co.
Mr. J. Allison who spent some time in
Lillooet last summer and who went east
to arrange a company to work the gravel
banks opposite the town, returned the
first of the week to Lillooet having been
successful in interesting parties. An engineer will look over the ground and determine on tbe most feasible plan of operating the ground. It is hoped that
the proposition may materialize as large
| works of this kind will benefit Lillooet
I greatly. 2
Published every Friday.
Payable in advance.
RIC. A. FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
Commenting on Mr. Deane's motion
enabling volunteers going to South Africa to retain their mineral claims, (he
Colonist says: "Members on both sides
of the house wilV endorse heartily the
action contemplated in the motion of
which Mr. Deane has given notice. It
is distinctly in the line of practical patriotism, and gives emphasis to the expressions of loyalty that have been
voiced by both Government and opposition during the progress of the past
week's debate."
One of the leading preachers of the
Northwestern States, the Rev. James D.
Panton, of St. Paul, Minn., holds that
the best man on earth after all is the
ordinary, average, every-day man, especially the humble man. It is hard to
make a man humble; because when a
man knows a little he thinks he knows
it all, but the man who has tke courage
to change his mind is a hero.
In another column of this issue is published tbe speech of A. W. Smith, member for WeBt Lillooet. While the speech
is of considerable length, Mr. Smith
makes several good arguments in regard to the new legislation passed recently.
Britain's Cause is Just.
The Schreiner family is grievously divided against itself on the war question.
Premier Schreiner, of Cape Colony, and
Olive Schreiner are on one side, while
the mother, Mis. Schreiner, their sister,
Mrs. Ellis, and their brother, Theodore
Schreiner, are rampant anti-Boers.
Mrs. Ellis writes an appeal to "all
Christian peoples" which was distributed throughout many churches and
cnapels in England today. In this appeal Mrs. Ellis says:
"If ever there was a war for the Lord
of Hosts, if ever there was war for truth
and right, for putting down oppression and wrong, for the deliverance of a
people powerless to deliver themselves,
this is that war. It is not the grievances
of the Uitlanders, though they have been
very real and have called for justice; it
is not what British subjects have had to
Buffer of indignities and wrongs, though
these have been numerous under the
recent Transvaal administration; it is
not the insult to England's power and
and prestige shown by the refusal to
concede her moderate demands for justice to be done to her subjects, followed
by the unparalleled act of defiance contained in the Transvaal war ultimatum;
it is not these things, however they may
j ustly stir the national heart, which call
upon us as Christians to bring the united force of God's people, by the power
of believing prayer, to bear upon this war
"Let no Christian heart think the immediate events which have led to this
war are the chief cause why the life
blood of the British empire is being
poured out today. British soldiers are
dying on African soil today to put an
end to a condition of atrocious wrong, a
wrong continued throughout generations
and which apparently nothing but this
sacrifice of life could right.
For over 200 years the progenitors of
the transvaal republic, and  their des-
cen danta have crushed, maltreated, and
as far as they had the power to do so,
as fellow-human beings, tbe colored peoples of this land.
Under Transvaal rule a ceaseless succession of crimes—legislative, social and
individual—have been perpetrated upon
the helpless natives, both within and
beyond the borders of the republic, for
whom it has seemed till now there was
no possible deliverance. To justice loving souls who have known of these
wrongs, it has been like some horrible
nightmare that in the nineteenth century, within the limits of a country over
which waves the British flag, political
and social oppression by one race over
another was long so grossly practised ; to
know that on every side individual brutalities were being committed on defenceless victims, and that not by Arab slave
drivers or Moslem oppressors, but by a
professedly Christian and highly religious people, who, with the Bible in their
hands and loud professions of faith in
prayers were practising barbarities, in
peace as well as in war, which put to
shame the records of what the savages of
this land have inflicted, even in war
time, upon white races.
Oh, it has been horrible, beyond words
A New Deal Wanted.
Politics in British Columbia are becoming slightly mixed. The versatile
and vacillating Joseph who was elected
to hornswoggle the coal barons of Vancouver Island is now playing their game
so strong that the labor uEions of the
coast cities have qualified his character
in a manner not calculated to flatter.
It is also rumored that Wells and Ralph
Smith — who would not overlook an opportunity to salavate Martin — are
bucking within the Semlin combination
and may quit it at any time. Henderson,
who double-shuffled the Turner gang
last year, is doing the square thing by
the government crowd for making him
attorney-general; the Vancouver World
is passing boquets to Joe Martin — presumably because the World is the only
item Joe overlooked while he handed
out the brimstone in Victoria — and the
Province, in its usual delightful language
calls its erstwhile protege a horned beast;
the government iB carrying on business
with a majority of one and in the early
part of the game the speaker held his
job in the lookout chair by voting for
himself on his own ruling. Although it
is a foolish looking mix up, and if Semlin
had good neive he would throw up the
deal and call for another election. H>-
couldn't get a emaller majority than be
has now and as the exponent of the
eight-hour law no political fluBh with
Turner and Martin at the head could be
filled to beat his pat.—-Sandon Paystreak.
Mixed  Marriages.
Archbishop Duhamel of Ottawa, has
not received a decree from Rome preventing the marriage of Catholics with
Protestants during the present year,
known as holy year. It is reported that
Archbishop O'Connor, of Toronto, has
decided, in view of the recent decree
from the papal authorities that no mixed
marriages can take place within his diocese this year. It is still permissable in
O tawa diocese for Catholics to become
united in wedlock with Protestants under certain conditions.
The Canadian Pacific Railroad Company will make application at the next
session of the Dominion parliament for
power to divert the main line from
Westminster Junction to New Westminster, thereby making New Westminster
a main line point in direct connection
with Vancouver, instead of the former
branch line station. This change has
been decided upon in deference to the
continued request  of Eastern throngh
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certiiicate of Improvements.
The Happy Thought Fraction, the Mable Fraction hihI Woodbine Fraction mineral claim,
situate in the Lillooet mining division of Lillooet district.   Where located:    South Fork
Cadwallader creek.
Take notice that the Mend Or Mines Ltd.,
free miner's certificate No. B17099, intend, sixty-
days from the date hereof, to apply to the mins
ing recorder for a certificate ol improvement,
for the purpose of obtaining a crown, grant of
the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under
section »7, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this first day of December, 1899
Agent Bend'Or Mines Ltd.
Lillooet. B. C
Clements Bros.,
Druggists and Stationers.
Miners orders and Mail orders filled promptly
Notary Public, Accountant and
\llnine   Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
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.
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. Leslif,,
Agent Ashcroft.
or to E. J. Coyle,
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent,
Vancouver, B. C.
W. F. Allen  Proprietor.
First Class Hotel in every respect!    Accommodation
for Eighty Guests/   Large Annex comfortably furnished      Commercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
Pioneer Hotel.   Large sample room.
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Headquarters  tor the B. C- Express Stages. *
IjIXiXiOOET, 23.
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished througho.it 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.
«   8   S   8   6   9     CHARGES   MODERATE.      »   fi   «   ft    «   «
LILLOOET,           -
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars	
Stage leaves Lytton every Monday and Friday morning
for Lillooet, returning next day.    Special trips made.
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write ub for information.
CAMERON & H JI EY     -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B t
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates. I
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Post Office and Telegraph Oflice in connection.    Freight teams plying once a
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
W. CUMMING. Agent, Lillooet B. C  '
Storage & Forwarding Agts
Consign your goods to our care.     We settle ^railway charges a»,d forward to
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY & CO THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1900.
In contributing to the debate upon the speech
from the throne, in tlie local legislature, Mr. A-
W. Smith (West Lillooet), congratulated the
mover and seconder of the reply upon the sue.
cess of their efforts, and held that they were
fortunate in having come from very prosperous
towns of the mainland through which fact
they were cnablea, without touching upon
anything contained in the speech itself, to All
in the deficiencies with flattering figures testifying to the prosperity of the cities for which
they spoke more particularly While he had not
the good fortune of coming from Vancouver or
Kossland, While Lillooet was as yet not in a
position to rival either of those towns in population or importance, he had the honor of ad
dressing the house as the representative of a
district that he hoped he would be able to show
was as rich in natural resurces, as full of great
potentialities, as any in British Columbia; and
which he could only hope would in the very
near future be able to show a development and
a prosperity equal to that of any part of the
province.   (Hear, hear.)
To take up the speeen itself—it certainly was
remarkable for its meagerness, the subjects of
public import that had not been dealt with far
outnumbered those to which reference had
been made. Concerning the stated decrease or
remissions of taxation, he was unable to agree
with the announcement of the government. It
certainly appeared to him that there had been
an increase of taxation rather than a decrease.
The only remission of taxation that could be
rightly referred to as such was that resultant
from the cancellation of the law requiring
working miners to possess free miners certificates. On the other hand the liquor license
fees had been nearly doubled, and the whole
amount of the license six months and in many
cases the amount for the whole.year ending
30th 1901 had been collected and credited to the
financial year ending 30th June 1900. The collections for crown grants, for pre-emption
claims, for mineral claims, and for milisites all
had been doubled, aud the land registration
fees had been increased so perceptibly as to occasion general dissatisfact.on throughout the
With respect to the Columbia & Western railway, and the proposal indicated for substituting a cash subsidy for the land grant already
passed by the legislature, it was impossible to
speak in other than general terms without
knowing the nature of the bargrin to buy back
the land from the railway.
Touching the question of redistribution, he
felt compelled to contrast the present poli; y of
the government with the policy declared to be
theirs by these same gentlemen when in opposition—their contentions then being always to
the effect that a thorough redistribution of the
province should be made. He agreed With the
other honorable gentleman who had preceeded
him, that if any further redistribution were
taken in hand, it should be a thorough redistribution of all the province, a rearrangement
of constituencies through and through.
The government had indicated an intention
to proAide a road through the Kitimaat valley,
and he was always in favor of and in accord
with any government policy rhat aimed to
give access to the country to miners and settlers.
Of the road to Omineca, he was aware that
the character of the country to be penetrated
was such as to justify the expectations of a
large and importrnt development and an in
crease to population.
He was glad to see that amendments to. the
liquor act were contemplated. Such amendments were wanted and they should provide
for the officers exercising stricter oversight
with respect to all licensed premises so that
the business carried on under license should
not be improperly conducted, or degenerate
into a nuisance to the neighbohood.
He could not account for the omission in his
honors speech of the farming industry, and
did not think that anyone would have accused
the government of feeling so small a measure
of interest in agriculture as absence of refer-
ence.to this industry would appear to indicate.
The mining industry, in comparison to its
great importance, had received very scant attention in the sessional program. There could
be no question that the country suffered materially by the alien act and eight hour law, which
had operated disadvantageous in the Atlin
country and in the Kootenay.
As for the alien exclusien law, he had been
opposed to it from first to last. If the law had
been made general, as it should to be in any
way fair, it could not have carried -and the
government applied it to placers only, and
i thus perpetrated a deliberate and inexcusable
^injustice. Of the eight hour law he stated that
hhad it not been for the operation of this measure labor and capital in the Slocan would still
be in harmony. Not only had the existing
mines been shut down, however, he knew of
large amounts of capital that had been seeking
investment, and which had |been kept out of
the country, no capitalist earing to invest his
money where conditions were so unreliable
and unstable.
In connection with the working out of the
alien exclusion la»y, the member for West Lil-
ooet contended that much might be said in
respect to the eight-hour law. applied here also.
Still dealing with the subject of mining, the
member directed attention to the effect of the
rejieal last session of Section 8 of the Placer
Mining act—nothing being substituted. This
section 8 had provided explicit penalties for
mining without first taking out a free miners'
certificate, and the result had been as he anticipated, that a very large number of Chinese
and other aliens had been mining all through
the past season without the contribution of one
cent of revenue to the country. The result, as
he had said, was that hundreds of Chinese had
been permitted to work without licenses, removing the gold of the country The house had
heard criticisms during many years upon the
late government in connection with its attitude toward the Chinese—it had been called
the mongolian government—but it had certainly never done so miifh for the advantage
of the Chinese and tbe disadvantage of the
white population, as had this present government in striking out this section and thus permitting Chinese to work in the placers without
paying one cent to the country. (Hear, hear.)
Another point of the law of mining as at present constituted which was calculated to work
disadvantage was that applying to the holding
of hydraulic properties by lease. There appeared no cogent or sufficient reason why the same
protection should not be given the capitalist
investing his money in hydraulic property as
to hiB fellow putting money into a q uartz mine.
Yet one could secure a crown grant of the prop
erty with very little difficulty, and the other
could not. He hoped that the injustice herein
would be recognized and met by the house and
the changes made that would enable hydraulic
[Continued on fourth page.]
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Dr.Sanson made a trip to Pavilion and
Clinton this week.
Chas Noel made  a  trip  to  Ashcroft
last week, on a visit to friends.
Mrs. F. Tinkhsm has been very ill
for the past few days with a bad attack
of nenralagia.
Rev. Mr. Bastin of Lytton, will hold
services in tbe school house on Sunday
evening at 7.30.
The Becond annual dinner of the Sons
of Scotland was held at Ashcroft last
night. No doubt a jovial time was given
those in attendance.
Fred P. Wilson representing McLennan, McFeely A Co., hardware merchants, Vancouver, was in town last Friday doing business for his firm.
Jos. Letalien is the contractor tor the
Catholic church and has the building
under fair way. It will be ready for
occupancy in a couple of weeks.
Henry Cargile, discoverer of the Little
Joe on Cadwallader, and interested in
other properties throughout the district,
is spending a few days in town on business and pleasure.
The Cache wagon road has been in a
delapitated state the past week .owing to
the heavy rains. Road Superintendent
McDonald has a few men at work putting the road in condition again.
The creditors of the well-known firm
of Eagle & Paxton, of the Onward ranch
Cariboo, have forced an assignment of
the property for their benefit. It is believed that the firm will be able to pay
all obligations in full.
The wagon roads in all directions
leading from town, are in a bad shape
owing to tlie extreme wet weather.
Rain, like this season, has never been
experienced in this section before, and
there is, undoubtedly, a Jonah somewhere.       	
Rev. Mr. Laidley, Methodist minister
at Ashcroft, who has been ill for several
weeks, was removed to the coast last
week where a serious operation will be
performed, to try and give him relief.
The Rev. Laidley spent a short time in
Lillooet last summer.
Fred Roth, traveller for the Inland
Cigar Mfg. Co., of Kamloops, is now
going through tbe Cariboo and will be
in Lillooet in a few days. The Inland
Cigar company turns out a good article
and have succeeded in controlling a
large trade throughout the province.
Kamloops cigars are much used in
W. E. Brett came down from McGillivray Creek the first of the week and reports work as going on rapidly at the
mine. Tbe foundation for the mill has
been completed, and the building 26x40
feet is well under way. The machinery for
the mill, which is now on the way from
Ashcrift, will be taken in at once and
the work will be in readiness to put the
machinery in position at once. Mr.Brett
returned yesterday to keep tne work
The Boer strength, originally 83,000,
. is now heavily augmented by Cape Colonists, and the fighting forces may be
estimated fairly at 100,000 and 200 guns.
Toe Boers are not compelled to guard
their communications. Their grass is
good, tbe crops are growing, vegetables,
cattle and sheep are plentiful and game
ia abundant.
[Continued from third page.]
properties to appeal to capital with equal security and therefore equal chance of success as
that enjoyed by the operators In quartz.
Since the last session of the house it would be
remembered an order-in-council had been passed repealing Section 6 of the Placer Mining
Act, and Section 8 of the Mineral Act.    The
point of the sections in question was that mining  recorders   under  certain   circumstances
were enabled to  perform  the  duties of gold
commissioners; and the result of the order-in
cooncil was to make much additional work for
the miner.   He had no doubt the difficulty
arising out of this governmental action was
seriously  felt In Cariboo—it certainly was in
Lillooet—and possibly it was also in Kootenay
although there the gold commissioners were
closer together and the difficulty would thereby
be lessened.    Referring briefly to the difficulties of communication as bearing pertinently
upon the operation of this change in the law,
the member for West Lillooet passed to a consideration of the change in the boundaries of
mining divisions.    In Lillooet particulary—he
could not speak for the other divisions—the
new regulations had worked clumsily and dis-
advantageously.   Take for example the south
east line of Lillooet division, which had been
heretofore the boundary of Yale.   This regulation had shifted this line up within five miles
of the town of Lillooet, and yet instead of going
to Lillooet (within sight) to record, the claim
owner was forced to travel 61 miles to Lytton, or
40 miles down the river and 50 miles to Ashcroft, 6-1 to 90 miles away.
As for the general interests of the district,
there was at present a large amount of mining
development in progress in the mining centers
of the district, and those engaged were working
at a great disadvantage through the inadequacy
of suitable roads and trails over which to get
in supplies and machinery for the development of their properties. He trusted that the
government would realize the necessity of improving these means of communication, by
giving the district a fair share of the public appropriations, not forgetting that the district
had always been a good revenue producer.
This year it had returned more revenue than
had been asked for by the member in works
and improvements required for the opening up
and making productive of the district, and he
hoped would not, be lost sight of in the preparation of the estimates. There was another
matter—while the district was a healty one. it
was as as all mining districts, liable at any
time to be a scene of mining accidents, and the
necessity of immediate medical or surgical aid
was therefore apparent and that a surgeon at
hand was most required, and he thought the
government this year shouldu&ee to it that a
sufficient subsidy was provided to induce a
capable member of the profession to take up
his residence in Lillooet. Even ?500 would perhaps be sufficient, and the need of the district
was great. In Clinton perhaps the sume conditions prevailed.
Next taking up the conditions prevailing in
the mines themselves, he said that while at the
present time there was little for the inspector
of metalliferous mines to do, he hoped that that
official would visit Lillooet. There had been
much complaint that the ventilation in a number of the mines was not up to the standard re.
quired by law. He though* it would be wise
thing if the minister of mines would ascertain
at the earliest possible date if sufficient precautions were taken to assure the workmen the sufficient supply of air that they are entitled to
under the law—
"To what mine does the honorable gentleman
refer," asked Hon. Mr. Hume.
" Is it the Golden Cache?" asked another
member of the government side.'
" No I did not refer to the Golden Cache,"
said Mr. Smith, " I was speaking of mines generally."
" What mine then?" pursued Hon. Mr. Hume.
" I was thinking more particularly of the
Bend'Or," answered Mr. Smith.
" Golden Cache's all right?" came from the
government side.
Mr. Smith continued that the Golden Cache
had undoubtedly given Lillooet a black eye—
" But you're getting over that," observed a
member on the right.
Mr. Smith was happy to agree. The Golden
Cache he understood was passing into the
hands of a new company, and $100,000 was to be
put into the mines in that vicinity which
would yet take their place, he hoped, among
the best mines of the country. At present those
interested in these mines were sharing the difficulties of the section—they were experiencing
the greatest difficulty in getting in their machinery, thanks to the wretched condition of the
roads. He did not entirely blame the government in this connection, for roads at the pres
ent time were bound to be bad—but it was certain that they might also with a little expenditure and attention be made much better than
at present. As for the neccessity of inspection
to which he referred, it applied to all mines.
The conditions might very possibly have improved at the Bend'Or since the period to
which he had had his attention directed. Other
mills would be in operation shortly, and inspoc
tion in any event could do no harm, and would
possibly bo of great good to the workmen. He
emphasized the extreme difficulty of operating
in so mountainous a country as West Lillooet,
where the hauling in of heavy machinery and
supplies over the miserable trails was a very
considerable undertaking, he hoped that he
had said sufficient to convince the government
that it was paramountly in the interest of the
country as well as the miner and the mine own
er to so improve the conditions that the industry might be persecuted with better chances of
success. It was for the want of roads and trails
that the most primitive methods of treating
the quartz had thus far been adhered to, and
that the ores of the district even under these
conditions yielded a handsome profit, was in i -
self sufficient to convince the world that the
district contained rich quartz that it would
.veil repay to work, it should also convince the
government of the urgency of giving all the
assistance possible in the nature of roads,
bridges, and trails, for the encouragement of
this industry, and the consequent augmentation of the provincial revenue and provincial
prosperity.   (Applause.)
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate o! Improvements.
Trio Mineral Claim,situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of Lillooet District. Where located :   On Cadwallader Creed.
Take notice that I, J. F. Gibson, acting as
agent for the Alpha Bell Gold Quartz Mining
Company, Limited Liability, Free Miner's certificate No. 20154, intend, sixty days from date
hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a
certificate of improvement, for the purpose of
obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, m.ist be commenced before the issuance of sueh certificate of improvements.
Dated this 21st day of November, 1899.
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