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THE
PROSPECTOR.
Vol. 2, No. 41.
LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 20,   1900
$2.00 a year.
ANDERSON   LAKE   niNINO   COMPANY.
Last Saturday morning a party consisting of Dr. F. S. Reynolds, Oliver Har-
Vey, J. A. Bremner of Ashcroft, and W.
E. and James Brett, Dr. Geo. Sanson
and Ric. A. Fraser of Lillooet left town
f jr McGillivray creek, returning to Lillooet again Monday evening.
The first named gentleman are direc-
" tors of the Anderson Lake Mining and
Milling company and recently acquired
the Brett group of claims on McGillivray
creek, and were visiting the property for
■ inspection and to watch the progress of
tbe work. They were all well pleased
with the mine and the construction of
mill and the 'work generally.
. The mill building constructed of logs,
is about completed, and the machinery
and ten stamps are all in place and will
be ready for the power to be attached in
ten days time. The ditch for the water
is in shape and the pipe is being laid to
the mill and sufficient power can be obtained to run a larger plant easily. At
the present time ten-stamps is all that
will be used, but the building, water
wheel, ore crusher, and foundation and
mortars have been put in for twenty-
stamps. The probabilities are that before the eud of this season the extra ten
stamps will be added.
The right of way for the tram line is
cleared, which will be a distance of about
$00 feet from the dump to the mill. The
material for the tram is about half way
up the hill from the lake.
The road from the lake to the mill,
about four miles long, is a good peice of
work. Considering the short time that
it has taken the men employed on the
mill and putting things in shape, the
work has been done in quick time. The
timbers for the mill were all hewed and
dressed on the ground and shows good
workmanship.
At the mines there has been considerable development work done and shows
up extremely veil. A true fissure vein
running up a hogs back of dark brown
shaly state, holding a remarkably
straight course in a northerly direction,
averaging over ten feet wide and traced
by stripping in occasional places for a
distance of over 5,000 feet is a property
which one may be proud of especially
when the vein will show up such good
panning results, as this does. The quartz
commonly includes mure or less slaty
material and is a good indication where
the walls are both of slate. Near the
hanging walls it is more less banded or
ribbon quartz. The centre of the lead is
more of a milky white quartz with
occasionally a red oxide.
No 1. tunnel which is in about fifteen
feet was blocked by fallen timber hut
the ledge was plainly visible on tbe
sides.
No 2. tunnel at tbe 100 foot level,  is
• in about 50 feet with a good substantial
tunnel and shows up nice ribbon quartz
in the ledge.
NoS. tunnel is in about 260 feet and
is about the 200 foot level, tbe ribbon
quartz on the banging wall is still holding its own. Two crosscuts were run in
to feel for the' walls one at 90 feet which
shows fifteen feet of a ledge, from this a
shute runs to the surface for ventilation
purposes, this shaft is 6tt feet and about
three by three feet. Again at 230 feet
there is another crosscut which shows
-the vein to be free from the wall and
holding its width at fhe end of the tunnel the ledge shows a splendid face and
averages well. On the dump there is
abont 1,200 tons of ore ready for the mill.
At the camp comfortable quarters
have been built and the accommodation
to the party was exceedingly good.
In the course of a couple months the
company will have everything in shape
and the mill crushing the ore and
there is no doubt but what the returns
will be good and tbe property prove one
of tbe most valuable in the province.
Late War New*.
President Kruger attended a con
ference of the Boer Commandants at
Brantford on Thursday. It is believed
a decision was reached to withdraw the
Transvaal forces to the North of Viet
River preparatory to a general retirement across the Vaal River, if hard
pressed, leaving the Free State to their
own resources.
A Oapetown despatch says nearly
3,000. horses have been landed there
since 13th.
It is almost certain that Lord Roberts
will begin the march on Pretoria at once
with 75,000 men. Nothing is allowed to
come through but this is tbe impression
all along the line.
Masern (Basutoland) 17.—British casualties at Wepener since fighting-started
there some time ago is twenty killed and
one hundred wounded. It is believed
tbe enemy lost considerably more. It is
understood five of the enemys guns were
disabled.
London 18.—Lord Roberts criticism of
General's Buller, Warren and Thorny-
croft continue the topic of acute interest.
It is reported that General Warren has
been recalled, bat the war office will not
discuss tbe matter.
London 17. The Boers are in full retreat from Wepner, hugging the Basutoland border. The Basutos are marching
parallel with them along the frontier
watching eagerly for tbe slightest encroachment on their territory.
London. 18.—Lord Roberts indicates
that at least 10,000 men are advancing
to cut off the Boers wbo are investing
Wepener;
He also wires that he expects to clean
the South Eastern section of tbe Free
State and then swing round to the north
and turn one after another of the
positions held by tbe Boers north of
Bioemfontein.
Genl. Buller's prohibition of all press
telegram from Natal is taken to indicate that a movement is about to begin
there.
Mafeking is confident of holding out
two months longer and tbe men in the
trenches are determined to play tbe
game to tbe end-
Went Sunday Respected.
The Dominion Lord's Day Alliance
has requested tbe government to give
instructions that the Canadian exhibition at the Parii exposition be closed te
the public on Sundays. The government has promised to take the matter
up with the Canadian commissioners at
Paris and the Imperial authorities in
London.    __	
Vancouver customs receipts for the
quarter are 80 per cent, higher than
those for the same period of 1899.
MORE   VOTERS   AMUSED.
Editor Prospector, Sir: In a recent is-
ue of the Vancouver Province is found a
communication from Lil'ooet headed "A
Voter Amused," and signed " Voter,"
in reference to an interview published a
few weeks ago by a coast paper from Mr.
Brett. The article starts off with " We
were all intensely amused up here," etc.
I would like to ask this ex-fossilized an-
tideluvian voter where he gets his '*we"
or who does be with tbe public to understand are " we?"
Is it the boys wbo have been in the
habit of amusing themselves by visiting
Mr. Voter's mansion with the object of
filling him up to the Tommy Atkins
point with good B. A S?
Then I find a gentle slur thrown at
Mr. B'-ett and the Brett? in general, and
that Mr. Brett " dunno where he are,"
because he has sold a claim. Well, perhaps if Voter, "old boy!" had sold a
claim, he would not have turned bis
coat so readily for the promise of a recorders position on Bridge river. Continuing he says " the Brett family may
vote for him" (Skinner). I may say thej
have always been noted for doing peculiar things, just what you don't want
them to do.   "Ah, old chap 1" is'nt that
ri*ht-
While  the  Bretts are free men and
have always exercised the privilege of
voting for whom they pleased, and while
I am inclined to think some of them
would have been unwise enough to have
supported Voter's candidate, I am now
prepared to assure Voter that none of
them will support a candidate who is so
weak in mind as to allow such drones as
Voter to dictate what course he must
and must not pursue. Iu future Voter
may substitute the word " will " instead
of " may," as the Brett family will vote
for Mr. Skinner, irrespective of that
little consignment of whisky (no reflection on the whisky) which Voter's candidate forwarded to the Brett camp on
McGillivray creek.
In conclusion, I will say for my own
part (and T think it will be found that I
am voicing tbe sentiments of the extremely numerous family) that I have no
fault to find or slurs to cast upon any
elector who shall support tbe candidate
ef bis choice. But the Brett's as I have
said before will support Mr. Skinner no
matter whom it may displease and even
if it does amuse Voter. Mr. Skinner
may not have a two-thirds majority, but
I am quite confident that he will head
the poll on June 9th, and arouse the district from the lethargy which it has fallen into on account of its representative
One of the Extremely numerous.
Political fleeting •» McOllllvrav.
•
A political meeting was held at the
mouth of McGillivray creek last Saturday evening and lasted untill tbe early
hours of mora. Owing to lack of space
a full report can not be given in this
weeks issue. The meeting was conducted in parliamentary style and tbe
local politicians expounded their views
very forcibly. Tbe debate was no doubt
the hottest on record and the flow of
oratory which was turned loose on tbe
appreciative audience would make some
of the great speakers turn green with
envy. For repartee, new, expressive
and appropriate emphasis the speakers
could not be excelled*     The principal
speakers of the evening were James
Brett, J. R. Williams, Major Burnet and
James Rowbottom, who all argued their
side of their political question in a
gentlemanly manner. Before the meeting adjourned a vote was taken to have
the feeling of the meeting on the candidates, and resulted in twelve votes for
Skinner and two for Smith.
Lillooet Oold Reef*.
Work on Cayoosh creek on the Toronto
and Lillooet Gold Reefs property is going ahead in good shape. The mill building is about completed all the heavy portions being finished. The machinery is
ready to be put in place and with the
completion of the tram line, the mill
will be ready and the works started 1st
of June, unless some unexpected delay
occurs.
The mill is tbe only one of its kind in
the province and is a fifty ton a day
cyanide plant, and crushes the ore dry
with rollers. The power to run this
plant will be compressed air, brought
from the Cache power house through a
mile and a half pipe line.
A small gang of men will be put at
work in the mine shortly to have the
workings in shape to put on a large gang
of men about the time the mill starts.
Colonel Rives the superintendent, has
done exceedingly well in having the
work so far advanced, being put to much
inconvenience this spring not being able
to get material to tbe mill site to J work
with.
The whole works will be able to start
up by June 1st and will give employment to a large number of men, and
favorable results are expected from tbe
operation of tbe plant this season.
LOCAL  NEWS.
Emma Jane Marshall wbo has been
ill for some time is now slightly improved.
Lance Knowles left the first of the
week for Alberta where he will engage
in ranching.
« James Walker and wife of Clinton and
Mrs. Walker and Miss Mina Walker of
the Bonaparte spent a few days in tow n
this week.	
J. B. Uren and Wm. Johnson arrived
from Clinton this morning. Mr. Uren
will take charge of the blacksmith shop
here. Mr. Mitchell leaving for Clinton
tomorrow and Wm. Johnson will be employed at the Hotel Victoria.
Sir Charles Tupper, speaking at
Quebec on Saturday counselled a wise
and moderate system of Imperial Federation.       	
The Imperiel Limited, which tbe Canadian Pacific Railway Company ran between Montreal and Vancouver last
summer, will be put on again early in
June. The same time of 100 boars will
be made.   _^	
Residents of tbe districts whose names
are not on the voters' list, and wbo are
entitled to a vote should see that they
are placed there without further delay;
No names can be received after April
23rd and that date is rapidly drawing
near.
THE   BEND'OR   JUNES.
Mr. William Halymore wbo arrived in
town from Cadwallader creek last week
gives a very satisfactory report of bis
visit to the Bend'Or mines, the Lorne
group and the claims on which development work is proceeding. He is extremely impressed with the showing on the
creek generally, and the sturdy manner
in which all the claim owners are developing their properties, no waiting for
outside capital, but all exhibiting by
their work their confidence in tbe future
of the camp.
Mr. Halymore's object was to investigate and thoroughly satisfy himself as to
the stability of the camp and be is so
much impressed with all he saw there,
that be has the utmost confidence in
recommending mining men and others
to visit this really wonderful district.
When be left the camp two years ago
very little work had been done, it was in
an undecided condition and tbe outlook
appeared discouraging, but all this baa
been changed now. Mr. Halymore believes that this section of our district
will turn out to be the richest gold pio-
dncer on the North American continent.
His first visit was to the Bend'Or mines,
a thoroughly well developed mine with
all the latest machinery. Some two
thousand feet of tunneling and drifting
has been done on it. Oh the bottom
level 300 feet deep, the ledge was firmer
and the walls truer and more free than
the surface quartz.
The ventilation of the mine is all that
could be wished. He visited one of the
tunnels ten minutes after a round of
shots had been fired and the air was
fresh and clear, owing to the practical
manner in which the management has
now developed the mine.
Large bodies of ore are in reserve and
the mine is well prospected ahead of the
work. From the appearance of tbe mine,
the arrangements for delivery of tbe ore,
the splendid machinery in the mill and
the admirable management everywhere
exhibited, that the seasons output will
be highly satisfactory to the shareholders and directors of the Bend'Or mines.
Mr. Halymore's description of his
visit to tbe Lome and other properties
will appear in next issue.
Mining Policy Changed.
Hon. Smith Curtis, minister of mines,
announces a radical change in tbe mining policy of the Martin government.
Henceforth no applications from American companies who incorporate under
provincial laws, for miners' licenses will
be refused. The government was given
the power to grant such licenses by the
alien exclusion act, but the Semlin administration always refused, as such
action would have defeated tbe purpose
of tbe amendment to tbe placer mining
act. This will not apply to the individual miners, the government having
no sucb power in their case.
The Canadian mounted rifles have
been formed into a colonial unit, in
South Africa, with the Australians and
New Zelanders, under Colonel Hutton,
formerly general officer commanding in
the Dominion.
Senator Clark of Montana, after a
lengthy trial has been unseated. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 20,1900.
THE PROSPECTOR.
Published every Friday.
SUBSCRIPTION $2.00
Payable in advance.
SIC. A. FRABER, Editox and Pftoramox.
FRIDAY. APRIL 20. 1900.
ROBERT  B.   SKINNER,
Independent candidate for
the West Riding of Lillooet
Electoral District, is the candidate that will represent the
district to the best advantage
and should receive the support of the voters. All in favor
of the mining and agricultural
sections being opened up and
the district advanced will
cast their vote for Robert B
Skinner.
At the present time the Martin gang
is about the only definite party in the
political field. It consists of only a few
members and are easily kept in remembrance, as all hold cabinet positions.
The other political parties are all against
Martin, bnt can not decide on what platform to run. The conservatives are in
the best position and are out flat-iooted
and do not hesitate in declaring for party
lines and their platform. The liberals are
■till in a quandry and have not yet come
to any definite understanding. During
tbe coming elections the majority of
candidates will be independents, who
intend to support good, responsible government, and one that will do the right
thing with their respective districts.
Lillooet has an independent candidate,
Mr. B. B. Skinner, who is the riaht kind
of the man to represent this district. He
is conversant with tbe requirements and
wants the industries to be advanced, to
induce capital to open up the mines and
to assist in every possible manner in
making Lillooet known, and one of the
foremost mining districts in the west.
Mr. Skinner has shown his faith in
tbe country by investing money and has
been the means of inducing considerable
capital to be spent in the district. What
he has done for the country in the past,
he will as a member, be able to advance
the district tenfold in the next few years.
On June 9th, all in favor of progress for
the Lillooet district will mark their ballots for Bobert Burns Skinner.
Tbe date for the elections have been
■et for June 9th, and after that date British Colombia will have a new premier
and government. The political affairs
in this province have been on a par with
those in France, and is becoming notorious for new premiers and factions.
In another column is an item from the
game warden, warning parties from purchasing game at this season of the year.
This is a timely warning and the law
should be enforced, so as to put a stop to
the wholesale killing of grouse and other
game out of season.
,,< Eclipse et May aSth.
There will be a total eclipse of the son
on May 28th visible over a large portion
of the country.
The eclipse on the 28th will not be in
it with the one that will occur on June
9th, visible only in the province of British Columbia. The clouds will fall, daylight disappear, and the whole political
■ky will be in darkness, groans, curses,
and excuses from the defeated and disgruntled politicians will be heard all
over the province.—Fort Steele Prospector.
RoMland'e Candidate.
The conservative convention for the
Bossland riding met last week, and,
amid great enthusiasm, nominated C. H.
Mackintosh for the member of provincial
parliament. The nomination was by
acclamation, as there seemed to be no
member of tbe conservative party who
desired to rival him for the place. The
convention was made up of delegate?
from the Boundary towns and Bossland
and Trail. A well attended ratification
meeting was held tbe same evening.
The principal speaker was Mr. Mackintosh, and he promised, if elected, to do
all that he could to develop and put on a
better footing than at present the min
ing interests of Biitish Columbia.
To the Electors of the
West Biding of Lil
looet Electoral Dis
trict.
Gentlemen : As the present condition of af.
fairs in tbe province can not last long it will be
necessary to appeal to the country by a general
election and I again come before you, for the
fifth time, to ask you for your suffrages, and if
you do me the honor to elect me to represent you
in the Legislative Assembly, I shallconsider it
my duty to use my utmost endeavors to forward
your Interests in every possible way, and those
of the whole province.
The most urgent requirements of the district
at the present time are the construction of
roads to the Bridge River, McGillivray Creek
and Blaekwater mining sections, and roads that
will give better and more convenient outlets to
the farmers of Pemberton Meadows, Watson
Bar creek, Empire Valley and Chilcotin
agricultural sections, and if elected I will do all
I possibly can to have these roads constructed
as soon as possible.
I believe that the district is on the eve of
great prosperity, and I am in favor of the judicious expenditure of money in the construction
of roads and trails so as to give easy access to
all parts of the district, thus bringing its rich
mining and agricultural resources within easy
reach of the miners and agriculturalists. Such
a policy I am certain would result in a large
increase in the population and expansion of
the revenue as would justify any government
in the expenditure.
I do not think it would be in the best interest of the province for the government to
assume the expense of constructing and operating railroads.
In order to encourage the more rapid development of the placer mining industry of the
province, I think that holders of leases of hy-
draulic mining ground should be able to obtain
a crown grant of their holdings on terms similar to those granted to holders of mineral
claims.
I think that some arrangement should be
made with the Dominion government so that
rich mining ground, now held as Indian re.
serves, can be mined by white men.
I think that in order to protect white labor,
the Dominion government should increase the
tax on Chinese coming into the country, and
that Japanese should pay the same tax as is
paid by the Chinese.
I believe that eight hours should be a day's
work in all underground metalliferous mines,
and that neither Chinese nor Japanese should
be allowed to work in such mines.
I think the act known as the Alien Act, and
the Liquor License Act, 1899, should be repealed.
The amendment made to the Placer Mining
Act, under the supervision of Hon. Jos. Martin
during the session of 1899, which has virtually
allowed the Chinese all over the province to
mine on all crown lands during the past year
without paying for a free miner's certificate,
should be amended.
In order that those who meet with accidents
in the mines or are sick from other causes should
be able to obtain medical aid with the least
possible delay. I think that the government
should give such a subsidy as will induce a
physician to reside permanently In the district.
I do not think the policy of the present government is such as will promote the best interests of the province, and is not in accordance
with the well understood wishes of a majority
of the people.
I shall endeavor to see yon before the election takes place and explain my views on the
various topics more fully to you personally,
and at public meetings.
I have the honor to be gentlemen, your obedient servant
A. W. SMITH.
A.. UFFORD,
OPTICIAN.
VANCOUVER,
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Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods. Our repair department it unex
celled for fine work. Leave your orders with
he postmaster who will have it attended   o as
well as if you came personally.
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OF B.C., LTD.
ur Specialties:
INTERIOR
LA M0RENA
x:-a.;m:ijOo:ps, b g.
UREN &
MITCHELL
GENERAL BLACKSMITHING
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.
R.F.Anderson &C<>
NEVr 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.
SEATON LAKE
SAWMILL.
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
Mainland
OS
And be sure that each Cigar ii 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,
MANUTACTVKBIt.
12S Water Street, VANCOUVER, B. C
Pioneer
Hotel
LLILOOET.B. C.
W. F. Atlen Proprietor.
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First Class Hotel in every respect.     Accommodation
for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably fur-
nishedl    Commercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
Pioneer Hotel.   Large sample room.
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Headquarters tor the B. Cr Express Stage)*).
Hotel Victoria
?iiiXiiiOOErr, b. gu
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished throughout is the only first
class hotel in Lillooet. Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with tbe hotel. Headquarters lor the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
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alex. Mcdonald,
Proprietor.
EXCELSIOR   HIOUSE,
LILLOOET,          -                    • B.C.
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars »mm.
LYTTON STAGE LINE.
Stage leaves Lytton every Monday and Friday morning
for Lillooet, returning next day.   Special trips made.
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet diatrict, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY     -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B C.
R.&W. CUMMING
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
jpjsjvtt-TOJst, jb. c
\.T RONIZE   HOME  INDUSTRY AND BUY PAVILION ROLLER FLOUR
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. ,
W. CUMMING, Agent, Lillooet B. 0.
WM. B. BAILEY & COi
Storage & Forwardirig Agts
ASHCROFE„B.C.
Consign your goods to our care.    We settle railway charges-and forward to
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY A CO THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 1900.
HONORABLE JOSEPH MARTIN'S
T^J^J-JTFOTlli/L.
To the Electors: In appealing to
you as the premier of the province, I
beg to lay before you the platform of the
new government as follows:
1. The abolition of the $200 deposit
for candidates for the legislature.
2. The bringing into force, as soon as
arrangement can be completed, of the
Torrens Registry system
3. The redistribution of the constituencies on the basis of population, allowing to sparsely populated districts a proportionately larger representation than
to populous districts and cities.
4. The enactment of an accurate system of government scaling of logs, and
its rigid enforcement.
5. The re-enactment of the disallowed Labor Regulation Act, 1898, and also
all the statutes of 1899, containing anti-
Mongolian clauses, if disallowed as proposed by the Dominion government.
6. To take a firm stand in every other
possible way with a view of discouraging
the spread of Oriental cheap labor in the
province.
7. To provide for official inspection of
all buildings, machinery and works,
with a view to compelling the adoption
of proper safeguards to life and health.
8. With regard to tte Eight-hour Law
the government will continue to enforce
the law as it stands. An immediate enquiry will be made by the minister of
mines into al) grievances put forward in
connection with its operation, with a
view of bringing about an amicable settlement. If no settlement is reached the
principle of the referendum will, be applied and a vote taken at the general
election as to whether the law shall be
repealed. If tbe law is sustained by the
vote it will be retained upon the statute
book with its penalty clause. If modifications can be made removing any of
the friction brought about, without impairing the principle of the law, they
will be adopted. If the vote is against
it the law will be repealed.
9. To establish the London Agency
of British Columbia, and to take every
effective means of bringing before tlie
British public the advantages of this
province, as a place for the profitable investment of capital.
10. The retaining of the resources of
the province as an asset for the benefit
of the people, and taking effective measures to prevent the alienation of the public domain, accept to actual settlers or
for actual bona fide business, or industrial purposes putting an end to the
practice of speculating in connection
with the same.
11. The taking of active measures for
the systematic exploration of the province.
12. The borrowing of money for the
purpose of providing roads, trails and
bridges, providing that in every case
the money necessary, to pay the interest
and sinking fund in connection with tbe
loan shall be provided by additional taxation so as not to impair the credit of
the province.
13. In connection with the construction of government roads and trails, to
provide by the employment of competent civil engineers aud otherwise that
the government money is expended upon
some system which will be advantageous
to the general publ;c, so that the old system of providing roads as a special favor
to supporters of the government may be
entirely discontinued.
14. To keep the ordinary annual expenditure within the ordinary annual
revenue, in order to preserve intact the
creait of the province, which is its best
asset.
15. To adopt a Bystem of Government
construction and operation of railways,
and immediately to proceed with tbe
construction of a railway on the South
side of the Fraser River, connecting the
coast with the Kootenay district, with
the understanding that unless . the
other railways now constructed in the
Province give fair connections, and
make equitable joint freight and passenger arrangements the Province will
continue its.line to the eastern Boundary
of the Province. Proper connection
with such Kootenay railway to be given
to the island of Vancouver. With respect toothers parts of the Province, tp
proceed to give every portion of it railways connection at as early a date as
possible, the railway when constructed
to be operated by the Government
through a Commissioner.
16. A railway bridge to be constructed in connection with the Kooten-
av railway across the Fraser river, at or
near New Westminster, and running
powers given over it to any railway company applying for the same, under proper
conditions,
17. In case it is thought at anytime
advisable to give bonds to any railway
company, the same to be in cash, and
not by the way of land grant; and no
such bonus to be granted except upon
the condition that a fair amount of the
bonds or shares of the company betrans-
fererd to the province, and effective
means taken to give the province control of the freight and passenger rates
and provision made against such railway having any liabilities against it except actual cost. \
18. To take away from the lieutenant-
Sovernor-in-council any power to make
ubstantive changes in the law, confining
the jurisdiction entirely to matters of detail in working out the laws enacted by
the legislature.
19. Tbe establshment of an institution within the province for the education of the deaf and dumb.
20. To repeal the Alien Exc'usion act,
as the reasons justifying its enactment
no longer obtained.
21. An amicable settlement of the
dispute with the Dominion Government
as to Deadman's Island, Stanley Park
and other lands, and an arrangement
with Mr. Ludnate, by which, if possible,
a sawmill industry may be established
and carried on on Dv adman's Island,
under satisfactory conditions, protecting
the interests of the public.
22. Proper means of giving technical
instruction to miners and prospectors.
JOSEPH MARTIN.
THE RALLY.
They said, 'She is old, this England-
Old and her children few,
And scattered far at the ends of earth
Each with his work to do. ||
Each thinking only of self and pelf,
Ana no one thinking of her—
Shall we call the pack—her hands are full-
Shall we bite -she cannot stirl
Did she cry for help, our England?
What need had she to call—
The yell of snarling hounds went forth,"
And was heard by her children all-
Sons and their sons and their children's sons,
From the white to the torrid zone;
Britannia's brood, blood of her blood
And bone of her very bone!
See, from the fields of old England,
The children about her knee,
And see from Scotland's heather hills,
The free sons of the free ,
And see from Irelands huts and halls
Bravest they of the brave -
The empire that their hands have built,
Her loyal sons shall save I
Canadians straight as the pine trees,
That pierce the new world's sky—
They dream of an isle they have not seen,
And proudly for it would die!
And see how under the Southern Cross
Australia's sons stand forth—
Yea, mark how the needle of loyalty
Points steadfast to the north!
From' the East and the West, the Indies
And isles of the farthest sea,
No son of the blood but hears and asks
'Has the Mother need of me?|
And the yelpings cease, the cringing hounds
Show now neither fang nor tongue—
They said, 'This England is old and weak,'
And lo, she is strong, she is young!
We of tlie self-same birthright,
One blood, one spirit, one speech—
This is our brothers who fight to-day
For the rights of all and each—
From the Cape whose name is prophecy,
Northward your feet are bent
And abo e    your   banners we   read,
Hope'
For a darkened continent.
—Daniel M. Henderson,
Baltimore.
'Good
The grand jury at the as3izes at Victoria last Tuesday, returned no bill in
the case of C. W. Sarel of Kamloops for
alleged defamatory libel of the lieutenant-governor.
E. B. REBAGLIATI,
Horse Shoeing.
General Blacksmith
Work done at reasonable prices.'
LYTTOIsT, IB.C.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that an application
will be made to the Legislative assembly of the
province of British Columbia at its next session
for an act to incorporate a company with power
to construct, equip, maintain and operate telephone and telegraph lines within and throughout all the cities, towns, municipalities and
districts of the mainland of the province of
British Columbia and to construct, erect, and
maintain such and so many poles and other
works and devices as the company deem
necessary for making, completing, supporting,
using, working, operating and maintaining the
system of communication by telephone and
telegraph, and to open or break up any part or
parts of the said highways or streets as often as
the said company, its agents, officers or workmen think proper and for the purpose of the
undertaking to purchase, acquire, lease, expropriate, hold and sell and dispose of lands, buildings, or tenements within the limits aforesaid,
and to purchase or lease, for any term of years,
any telephone or telegraph line established or
to be established in British Columbia connected, or to be connected with the line which the
company may construct, and to amalgamate
with or lease its line or lines, or any portion or
portions thereof, to any company possessing as
proprietor, any line of telephone or telegraph
communication connecting or to be connected
with the said company's line or lines, and to
borrow money for the purposes of the company,
and to pledge or mortgage any of the company's
assets for that purpose, and to receive bonuses,
or privileges from any person or body corporate, and with all other usual, necessary or incidental rights, powers or privileges as may be
necessary or incidental to the attainment of
the above objects, or any of them.
Dated this first day of March 1900.
DALY & HAMILTON,
35 Solicitors for the Applicants.
Canadian
Pacific
Railway.
Soo Pacific Line
For information regarding
tickets to and from all points
in
Canada, United
States and Europe
and tickets to
China, Japan, Honolulu, and Australia,
apply for information to
H. E. Leslie,
Agent Ashcroft.
or to E. J. Coyle,
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent,
Vancouver, B. C
THE BOOK OF THE TEAR.
"Tbe Bow-legged Ghost and Other Stories/'
With an intra-
ductton by
America's
greatest poet,
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facetious paragraphs and colloquies. A book
that will not
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reader, as It
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A book to be
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paper, and absolutely the best humorous book published. Worth $2.50, mailed postpaid for ii.oo.
Order at once. Send for our new special 111 nitrated catalogue mailed free. Gives you the lowest prices on all good books.  Address all orders to
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THE WM. HAMILTON MANUFACTURING 60. Limited.
MINING
MACHINERY.
PETERBOROUGH, ONTARIO.
GAJSTAJDJL-
J. M, Mackinnon
»      	
Mininq Properties
Handled
Properties Bondeo
Vancouver
B.G
CARIBOO & LILLOOET
STAGE TRAVEL.
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All points in  Cariboo—Monday.
LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and Friday.
Forks of Quesnelle and way points—Monday.
eave Ash-
also run
Until further notice a special coach, carrying passengers, mails and express, will le
croft for ISO-Mile House, and way points, on Fridays. If business oilers tnis coach will
through to Quesnelle.
Through and return tickets at reduced rates.    Special conveyances furnished.
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY
Head Office:   ASHCROFT, B. C.
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
rUI   Hlaoltd.   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. C. S. BAXTER, G. P. A.
THE  XJ'BlXjA.l<nD
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.
VANCOUVER, B. 0
WM.  23ZJ-J2>/LXXjrrG2<r   2PTIG2P
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. TKIN. COLL., DUBLIN.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, NOTARY PUBLIC
Lillooet, B. C
HALF-WAY HOUSE.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLIVRAY   Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.     Stable in connection. ■ •
SAHUEL GIBBS,
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mltilna  Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
LILLOOET and BRIDGE RIVER, B. C.
LICENSED   CONVEYANCE*. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 20,1900.
LOCAL  NEWS.
T. Thomas of Pemberton  is in town
ibis week on business.
Mrs. E. Carter returned from Lytton
and Kamloops on Fridays stage after an
absence of a couple weeks.
" Joe " Russell who has spent the winter in Wisconsin visiting relatives, returned to town last Friday evening.
Thursday was Primrose Day, a day set
apart in memory of that statesman, Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconefield.
In another column is published the
platform of the Hon. Joseph Martin,
premier of British Columbia, to the electors. 	
" Dan " Fraser of the Excelsior bouse
brought home a nice basket of fish the
first of the week which he caught in Oayoosh creek.
An Ottawa report says that the Dominion house will be prorogued on May
24th, and the general elections held in
October.
D. M. Eberts will again be a candidate
in South Victoria. His opponent at tbe
last election, Hon. J. S. Yates, will seek
election in Victoria city.
The Farmer—Why don't you work?
Tke Tramp—D' yer t'ink everybody in
de world is crazy? I never worked in
me life, but I don't owe anybody a cent,
while I s'pose you've bin workin' since
yer was able ter drive a cow; an' I'll
bet dey 's a mor'gage on yer farm dat
keeps yer hustlin' ter pay de int'rest on
A rUrited Tribute.
Ed. Cairns, Donald Fraser and John
Donelly came down from McGillivray
creek Monday, where they had been employed taking in tbe machinery for the
ten stamp mill.
John Hawley left on Tuesdays stage
for Vancouver after a week here visiting
the Toronto A Lillooet Gold Reefs 30m-
pany's property on Oayoosh creek, in
which he is interested.
Conan Doyle says of the Royal Canadian regiment:
"These men are taller and sturdier
than the infantry of the line. They are
grim solid men, straight as poplars, and
wear maple leaves on tbeir shoulder
traps. The British Brigade is glad
enough to have these Maple Leaves beside them, for the Canadians are the
men of Paardeberg.
The Boundary Line.
T. A. Brett returned Monday evening
from Vancouver where he had been for a
few weeks'. MrB. Brett who haa not been
very well for some time will remain in
Vancouver for several weeks.
Mr. Archie McDona'd, independent
candidate for the East Riding, returned
from the coast Monday evening and left
for Clinton Thursday when he will commence to canvas that district.
R. B. Skinner Tuesday evening received word calling him to the coast on important business and will be absent several days, when be will return and continue his tour through the district.
Fred H. Nelson and Mrs. Nelson from
Hat creek, spent a couple days in Lillooet on business this week. They will
return about the end of this month and
take up their residence here and conduct
the well known Pioneer hotel.
Robert B. Skinner and T. P. Reed returned Tuesday evening from Empire
Valley and Pavilion section where they
had been visiting the electors and looking into the requirements of the district.
Mr. Skinner made quite an impression
and as the people in that section needs
representation and the district generally,
tbey approve of his candidature.
Notice to Poachers.
I wish to warn the public about purchasing game at this season of the year.
As game warden for the district I will
be compelled to rigorously prosecute all
who infringe the a.'.t. Every one concerned will please take notice of this
warning and act accordingly as I make
no " Bones" about stating that the 6rst
case that comes under my notice will be
prosecuted. Geo. Sanson,
Game Warden.
The Rule ot Three.
Three Kings were in a poker game,
Counted good as money;
Three Queen's were in another hand,
Looking sweet as honey;
Three Jacks were in the dealer's ftst,
Howsoever got,—
When down came Three Aces, and
Gathered in the Pot,
It has been decided bv tbe Dominion
and United States authorities t j determine tbe physical line of the modus
Vivendi boundary between British Columbia and Alaska this summer. Mr.
W. F. King, chief astronomer for the
Dominion, and a United States commissioner will go North about the middle of
May to take up the work. The making
of this temporary boundary will not
effect the permanent boundary between
the two countries.
To the Electors of the
West Biding of Lillooet Electoral District.
riacrusa Proved a Liar.
A Washington despatch says: The
U. S. cousul at Pretoria has responded
to an inquiry addressed to him by the
department respecting ex-consul Mac-
rum's charge that tbe official mail of the
consulate was tampered with. Mr. Huy
reported that, after a careful search, he
failed to find in the files of the consulate
the slightest evidence to support the
statement. The consul further report
that there is absolutely no interference
so far as he has been able to ascertain
w'th any official communication, either
telegraphic or mail, which pass between
the department of state and tbe consulate.
LYTTOIT.
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863.
POST  OFFICE   STORE.
General Merchandise and
Miners Supplies.
FORWARDING AGENTS.
UREN&
MITCHELL
GENERAL BLACKSMITHING
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.
Gentlemen: At the request of a number of
influential voters I have decided to seek the
honor of representing your important district
in he Provincial Legislative Assembly.
I am as many of you are doubtless aware,
interested to a large exent in mineral prop erty
in the district. I am therefore desirous that
its resources should be developed, and consequently will be sure, if elected, to endeavor to
obtain as large appropriations as possible for
he making of roads and trails. I am convinced
that in the immediate future there will be a
large influx of capital into he tProvince, and
I shall use every effor to encourage the investment of money here. I have shown my faith
in the district by investing my own money, and
indirectly I have been largely the means of the
development of some of the best properties. As
the future advancement of Lillooet and the
farming community in the surrounding country
is solely dependent on the mining industry: it
is 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 Mendows and Anderson
Lake districts and the improvements of roads
and trails generally, are an absolute necessity
With regard to the eight hour law: I consider
that for an honest eight hours work underground, any man is entitled to a full days
wage, but under certain circumstances and
conditions I see no reason why men should not
be free to work extra time provided they were
compensated accordingly.
With regard to Alien Act: I may say that I
have always opposed it even before it was passed
in the house, and from my personal observation
in Atlin last fall my opinion iB 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 servant
ROBERT B.  SKINNER.
cZ.X31. BBBTT.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
FancY Goods, Tobacco, etc
CANDIES, FRUITS, NUT?
LILLOOET, B. C
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
of B.C., Ltd.
u  r Specialties:
INTERIOR
LA MORENA
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1895
Mclennan, mcfeelei & Co., m
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies.
Agents for The Giant Powder Co., San Francisco.
Paul Santini
GENERAL MERCHANT
LTLLOOET, B. C.
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Good,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
MINERS' OUTFITS A SPECIALTY.
nECj^l^IiOOFS, B o.
LILLOOET AND BRIDGE RIVER STORES.
J, DUNLOP.
gke:et:e:r,a.:l.   i^L^-xzGX3:A.i<rrr
Miners Supplies/
X.IIjXjOOET, S. G.
Branch Store at Bridge Eiver 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 CASH.
LILLOOET, B C
THE FEDERAL LIFE ASSURANCE
COMPANY.
Our guaranteed security 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. HOLDKN, Inspector, Vancouver. THOS. McADAM, Provincial Manager.
John Hawley
TUNING BROKER.
•VA.1TOOTJVE3I2,    -    -    -    B.C.
First class mining properties handled.

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