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THE
PROSPECTOR.
Vol. 2, No. 39.
LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 6,   1900
$2.00 a year.
THE  WAR.
\
General Joubert was buried last Saturday with military honors. The captured British officers at Fretoria sent a
floral tribute.
All tbe Canadians at Netley hospital
are doing well, with the exception of
Private Weir of Toronto, whose case
developed into fever.
London, March 30.—Lord Roberts
cables from Bioemfontein tonight that
owing to the activity of the Boers on
our immediate front, and their hostile
action toward burghers who had surrendered, I found it necessary to drive
them from the kopjes they occupied
south of Brandford. The operation was
■udcessful. The British casualties were
one officer killed and seven wounded,
and one hundred rank and file wounded.
The Boers retreated towards Brandford.
A Capetown despatch says that President Steyn has gone to Pretoria, after
issuing orders that all British burghers
refusing to join ihe Boer army are to be
shot.
The Free State legislature was called
to assemble at Kroonstadt on Monday,
April 2nd.
London, April 2.—Lord Roberts report
to the war office on Saturday brought
word of a misfortune to a British column. Colonel Broadwoods column waB
crossing adrift where the Boers were
concealed, where scouts had passed
without discovering the enemy. Not a
■hot was fired until the British were into an ambuscade. The troops included
the 10th Hussars, 2 batteries of horse
artillery and a detachment of mounted
infantry. The balance of Colonel Broad-
wood's force crossed the Spruit by another drift. The British lost all their
baggage, seven guns, 150 killed and
wounded and a good many missing.
Kimberley, April 1.—There is great
Boer activity along the Vaal river, about
6000 burghers have assembled at various points between Fourteen Streams
and Christiana, and about 7000 men are
occupying Witrand, north of Klipdam,
and 600 are laagered at Boeteap.
London, 2.—Another despatch from
Lord Roberts says al) the men of "U"
battery are missing excepting Major
Taylor and a sergeant-major. The Boers
left 12 officers and 70 wounded behind
when they retired towards Lady brand.
Pretoria 3.—There has been heavy
fighting between Brandford and Bioemfontein. Boer loss nine killed and
wounded. Later report from Brandford
says 2.000 Boers attacked 3,000 British
with success but the British were reinforced and the Boers retired.
London 3—Lord Roberts telegraphs
under yesterday's dale that the British
have been in close touch with the enemy
since the last engagement when Col.
Brandwood's force was ambushed.
London 3—Bioemfontein despatches
regarding the loss of the convay on Saturday says: The Boers opened with a
murderous fire. The Kaffir drivers of
the convoy ran away leaving their teams
and it was impossible for our nen to hit
the hidden enemy. Our gunners fought
bravely, trying to save the guns but
were greatly hampered by the Kaffirs,
who ran hither and thither looking for
cover from the dreadful fire that was
poured in on all sides. Meanwhile the
enemy were hotly pressing Col. Broad-
wood,  whose troops were completely
surrounded. The British showed mag<
nificent bravery. The officers were
quite cool, composedly directing oper
ations. The opportune arrival of rein-
forcements saved Col. Broadwood from
annihilation. It is reported that two
guns have been recaptured.
General Cronje and 1,000 Boers have
sailed from Capetown for St. Helena.
Brussels, 4.—The Prince of Wales was
shot at today while leaving the railway
station here.   He was not hurt.
London 5.—It looks today as though
the Boers had conceived the andacious
plan of attempting to invest Lord
Roberts at Bioemfontein or to endeavor
to delay his northward advance by harassing the British lines. Lord Roberts
is concentrating his forces and preparing
to take every advantage of the bold but
risky tactics of the Boers, but he is not
likely to ^strike until certain of delivering a crushing blow. The railway to the
liorth is in the possession of the British
as far as Karoo siding.
The "Daily Mail" has a despatch from
Bioemfontein saying that Col. Porter
with 90 Carbiners and Scots Greys performed a brilliant deed Sunday. He
charged a body of Boers and rescued
91 British, including 11 officers who
were captured the previous day, when
Col. Broadwood was ambushed. No
casualties an British side.
London. 6.—A Bioemfontein despatch
says: "General Clements division, 6000
strong, has arrived from the south and
are encamped five miles north of here,
after a continuous march for a week.
There is no danger of a water "mine.
An important engagement las ing several hours, was fought yesterda, afternoon at Bushman Kop."
Lytton-Llllooet Mail*.
In the House of Commons recently
the following questions, 'standing in the
name of Col. Prior, were put by Mr.
Earle:
"1. Were not tenders called for, to be
in by Jan 19 last, foi' a mail service twice
per week between Lytton and Lillooet,
B. C. (distance about 40 miles), to be
commenced February 1 last?
"2. Who tendered for this service and
what was the amount of each tender?
"3. To whom has the contract been
awarded?
"4. If not awarded, why not?
"The Postmaster«Generai (Mr. Mulock)—With a view of establishing this
service, if possible, tenders were* called
for a mail service twice a week between
Lytton and Lillooet, for the purpose of
ascertaining the cost, said tenders being
due to be opened on the 19th of January
last. As the question of establishing
the service is still under consideration,
none of the tenders have been accepted
and, therefore, information regarding
them cannot be given at present."
Another notice p'aced on the paper by
Col. Prior calls for copies of all correspondence, telegrams and report between
the government and the provincial government of British Columbia or their
agents, since June 1,1900, in regard to
anti-Chinese and anti-Japanese legislation.       	
Washington, 4.—Admiral Dewey has
confirmed the rumor that he would accept the presidency of the United States
should the people desire him to fill that
office.
LOCAL  NEWS.
Geo. Hurley, brought in a special stage
load of passengers from Lytton Thursday.
J. Gray arrived from Vancouver on
Thursday and will remain in town for
some time.
Rev. W. W. Hardie, Presbyterian
minister, will hold service in the Methodist church on Sunday.
O Abercrombie arrived in town Tuesday afternoon from Vancouver and will
remain a short time visiting his brother
W.J. Abercrombie.
John R Williams who is taking in the
McGillivray Creek machinery was in
town for a day this week, and expects to
have everything at the mill in a very
short time.
An alarm of fire was Btarted one day
this week by some of our citizens, but on
investigation the fire proved to be only
a cloud of smoke from the chimney of a
newly lighted fire.
A social dance will be held in Santini's
hall on Monday eveninp, April 16th
auspices of the Lillooet Baneball Club.
Tickets $1. The proceeds will no towards
replenishing the treasury of ihe club.
Lance Knowles has disposed of hiB
ranch at Pemberton Portage to Mr.
Ronald Curie who will take possession
at once. Mr. Knowles will probably
spend some time in the Bridge River
section this season mining.
At the post office is a supply of Olive
Philipa-Wolley's poem,"Ir» Memory of
Our Dead at Modder River." The poem
iB a remarkably fine piece of literature
and is having a large Bale all over the
country. The entire proceeds are being
devoted to the Canadian Patriotic Fund.
George Washington Beebe has been
duly sworn in as a member of the Lirne-
Kilm club at Victoria, The "lub is
gaining members slowly and is now composed of Giveadam Martin, head push,
Brudder Yates, Waydown Curtis, and
George Washington Beebe, with the
lieutenant-governor as honorary president. 	
It is rather surprising that the liberal
gang who have been infesting the upper
country for the past few weeks gathering
delegates,liberal, conservative or otherwise, to attend the convention with the
avowed purpose of defeating Joseph
Martin as leader of the party, did not
come to this section. They were offering money freely at other points to any
who wished to attend the convention
and vote the Hon. Joseph down. It
would be interesting to know how much
it cost to control the convention.
East Lillooet's Candidate.
We are in receipt of the news that Mr. A
McDonald has finally succumbed to the
persuasion of his host of friends and has
decided to contest East Lillooet as an
Independent candidate for the legislature. That Mr. McDonald's election is as
sured we have not a shadow of doubt
and we take this early opportunity of
congratulating the electors of the East
Riding on their prospective member.
We are confident they will never have
the slightest reason to regret their
choice. More than any other man, Mr.
McDonald is conversant with the requirements of the district and being a
practical miner is well qualified to bring
the undeveloped resources of East Lillooet to the notice of the public. The
Prospector will have more te say on
this Bubject as the campaign progresses.
— L-
About the Size of it.
British Columbia is in need of a legislature that will foster the industries of
the country and work for the benefit of
the masses instead of its members and
friends. Any person having a legislature
of this kind on hand can find a ready
market by applying lo the people of this
glorious province, so much favored by
nature, and so much damned by incompetent, images of men commonly called
M. P. P's. In most cases these initials
stand for Mighty Poor Politicians.—New
Denver Ledge.
Injunction on the Coal Deal.
Attorney-General Martin, on behalf
of the province, last week instituted
proceedings cancelling tbe letters patent
for coal lands issued last November by
the Semlin government to the New Vancouver Coal and Land Co., and asking
for an injunction restraining the company from mining under Nanaimo harbor until the determination of the action
pending between the E. & N. Railway
Co. and the New Vanconver Co.
No Trap Fishing Allewed.
The Dominion government has derided not to permit trap fishing in
Canadian waters. This was pressed
for by certain parties in British Columbia.
There would be as much sense in
Great Britain demanding of the United
States what it means by fortifying San
Francisco as in the United States demanding of Great Britain what it means
by fortifying Esquimalt. Yet five out
of eleven members of the house military
affairs committee voted in favor of the
ridiculous Sulzer resolution calling on
the state department to make such a
demand.—Buffalo Express.
THE  BEND'OR CLEANUP.
Tbe first cleanup for the season at the
Bend'Or mine, on Cadwallader took
place on Monday April 2nd. The ten-
stamp mill ran for twelve days and
seventeen hours, crushing 250 tons;
which yielded 416 ounces of retorted
gold valued  at about  $8,000.
Messrs. J. M. Mackinnon and Arthur F.
Noel brought the treasure down from the
mine, leaving Sucker creek Wednesday
morning coming down Bridge River to
Mowsons in a boat, and arrived in Lillooet about seven o'clock. They left
next morning for Lytton on their way to
Vancouver. Mr. Noel will return in
about a week.
The mill started crushing again on the
fourth and it is the intention to run
until the end of the month, when a bie
cleanup will be made. The first cleanup
this season is very satisfactory and the
owners may feel jubilant over their good
fortune in possessing such a good property as the Bend'Or, as may also the
district, which it benefits greatly and
advertises to the outside world the richness of the Bridge River country.
The Mining Record in its last issue
says: The directors of the Bend'Or
MineB are to be congratulated upon the
eminently satisfactory report and financial statement of the year's operations
which they have been able to represent
to the shareholders. The company's
affaire seem to be in a flourishing condition and there is every prospect of respectable and regular dividends in the
near future. The success of the Bend'Or
will go far towards restoring confidence
in the Bridge River district, which was
bo rudly shaken by the Golden Cache
collapse. Not only is the Bend'Or an
exceedingly promising property but is
being managed on very careful and
economical lines.
The British government has taken no
steps towards bringing up the Alaskan
matter. The associated press is informed it is unlikely the conference will be
resumed until after the presidential elections in the United States, the mod is
vivendi being regarded as the most satisfactory form of temporary settlement.
The law prohibiting the importation
of nurserv stock from the United States
is to be amended. It iB understood that
nursery stock for B. C. will be examined
by experts at Mission and allowed to be
delivered if found free from disease.
At a cabinet council at Paris last
week, M. Loubet presiding, it was decided to officially inaugurate the Paris
exposition on Saturday, April 14th.
Pemberton Indian Killed.
Mr. Purcell, a well known trader at
Douglas, head of Harrison lake in an
interview at the coast says:
The past winter has not been favorable
to the Indians in their hunting and trapping expeditions, as the mild weather
and scarcity of snow enables animals to
keep well out of the way. Mr. Purcell
relates, (in this connection, the tragic
death of an Indian hunter. About two
weeks ago two Pemberton Meadow boys
went out after mountain goat. They
separated away up a mountain, and, on
towards evening, one of them came upon
his companion's rifle stuck in the snow
just at the edge of where a great snow-
elide had occurred leaving the rock bare,
and carrying the unfortunate Indian
down several hundred feet to his death.
Having made the shocking discovery
of his campanions fate, the hunter sadly
made his way to camp, and notified the
Indians of the mournful event. Next
day a party was made up to search for
the body, which was found. The only
mark on the body was a slight cut on
the head, and it was the general opinion
that, if help had arrived the night previous, the man's life would have been
saved; for the unfortunate man was
found with his coat off, and kneeling in
position of prayer, plainly showing that,
though perhaps fatally hurt, still he
lived, and had his senses after his
terrible decent down the mountain tide. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 1900.
THE PROSPECTOR.
Published every Friday.
80B8CRIPTIOX $2.00
Payable in advance.
XIC. A. FRASER, Editox and Pkofkiktox.
T
FRIDAY. APRIL 6. 1900.
Bridge river mining district, by the
end of the present season, will be known
far and wide as the greatest free-milling
quartz district in the world. With
hardly any transportation facilities, but
with energetic and pushing men, last
season about $35,000 was taken out of
tbe rich ledges which are distributed
along Cadwallader creek.
The Bend'Or stamp mill this season
will, without doubt, do well, as the body
of ore now being worked is very rich
and there iB quantity sufficient to keep
the mill working for years, aad those
fortunate enough to bold shares in the
mine will be able to draw dividends before the end of the present year. Here*
tofore the company has operated under great difficulties but are now about
to reap their reward for the large expenditures in opening up the mine and
assisting the district in general.
The Lorne group last year with an
arrastra did exceedingly well, cleaning
up in the neighborhood of $8,000. The
capacity of the arrastra was one ton a j
day, the ore averaging about $100 per
ton. This year another arrastra has
been added which will be at work in a
short time. The owners of this prop>
erty have a bonanza and thfs summer
will exceed last years work easily.
Besides these two properties numerous
other ones throughout tbe district are
good, but these two have produced
bullion and been developed somewhat.
The majority of claims have only had
assessment work done and have showed
up well, and with further work will no
doubt prove good properties. A couple
more arrastras are being built and will
be at work shortly and the close of this
season will show that Bridge River has
paying mines, notwithstanding that
there is only a mountain trail to get to
tbe mines. A wagon road is needed
and it stands the people of this seetion
to see that a road is built this year, as
what benefits Bridge Biver will make
Lillooet one of the best .mining camps
in the West.
The drawback at present being the
difficulties and expense encountered in
getting supplies aud machinery to the
mines, and we would urge all those who
have a vote, to cast it for the man who
will build a wagon road to Bridge River.
Coal Mines Arbitration.
The decision in the coal mines arbitration has been made. The arbitrators
having disagreed, the umpire decided:
"According to the evidence before, I
find that the above referred to special
rule is not a reasonable one, but I think
from the evidence it is necessary that all
men working underground should be
able to understand instructions given in
the English language, and that a rule
should be prepared to that end."
The special rule referred to is that of
August 9th, 1899, which required all
underground coal miners to be able to
read and understand the special rule as
printed in the English language.
The liberal heelers who are in tbe in
terior seem ^to be causing considerable
dissatisfaction in the towns they have
visited. While The Prospector is not in
favor of Joseph Martin as premier of
British Columbia, it can not countenance
anything like the gang that is travelling
throughout the country poisoning delegates with flowery talk against Martin
as leader of the liberal party. Of tbe
"two evils choose the leaat," and we
think the Hon. Joseph would be the
choice of tbe majority, in a case of this
kind. The better thinking people will
no doubt turn both outfits down.
Premier Martin in addressing a Victoria audience last week stated that
the elections will be held about June
15th and the house would probably meet
during the first of July.
What about the coal land deal at Departure bay? Borne one will be able to
retire and live in ease as all that valuable coal land was no Christmas gift.
President ricKlnley's dood Offices.
Some of the United States senators
have a way of putting things that may
be described as homely, but convincing.
Senator Jones for instance, in criticising
President McKinley's statement that he
bad transmitted to [the Britifh government the Boer request for mediation of
Washington, says that the president "is
rendering the same service that a telegraph pole performs in sustaining a line
of communication between two points."
An amusing story is going the rounds
with refererence to President Kruger. A
grandson of that amiable old gentleman
is said to have been in communication
with Pretoria and received a cable:
"More ships arriving, are any|men left in
Manchester?" Young Kruger went to
Manchester and cables back: "Regret
Manchester still full." The second cable from Pretoria: "Still more troops
arriving, what about Leeds?" The answer was, "Leeds also full." A third
cable came, "Try Newcastle." Young
Kruger went to Newcastle and there saw
a lift go down the shaft of a mine empty,
bringing up eight men to the surface;
rushing off to the telegraph office he
cabled: "Stop the war, grandpapa.
England is bringing up men from hell."
Tbe Imperial Limited service will b<
placed upon the transcontinental route
by the Canadian Pacific in a few weeke.
The new time card will be put in force
earlier than last summer and it is probable that the time between the coast
and Winnipeg will be still further reduced. But from Winnipeg east it is not
the intention to make any change over
last year.
William Fernie, after whom the town
in East Kootenay is named has announced himself as a candidate for East Kootenay in the next provincial elections.
His platform has not yet been given out.
J B CHERRY,
A. B. TRIM. COLL., DUBLIN.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, NOTARY PUBLIC
Lillooet. B.C ^H
SAHUEL GIBBS,
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining  Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
LILLOOET and BRIDGE RIVER. B. C.
LICENSED  CONVEYANCES.
LlTTTOIsr.
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(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863.
POST  OFFICE   STOIfcEJ.
General Herchandise and
Miners Supplies.
FORWARDING AGENTS.
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VANCOUVER.  -  -  -  -  B. C.
Bealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods. Our repair department is unex
celled for fine work. Leave your orders with
he postmaster who will have it attended o as
well as if you came nersonallr.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
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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<>
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Russel Wire Fencing.
SEATON LAKE
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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.
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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.
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Manufactubik.
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Hotel Victoria.
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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 for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
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LILLOOET, - - . B.C.
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.-
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 district, write us for information.
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week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
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t THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 1900.
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STRATHCONA'S HORSE.
Dedicated to Lord Strathcona.
O I was thine, and thou wert mine, and ours
the boundless plain,
Where the winds of the Xorth, my gallant steed,
ruffled thy tawny mane,
But tlie summons hath come with roll of drum
and bugles ringing shrill,
(Startling the prairie antelope, the grizzly of the
hill.
'Tis the voice of the Empire calling, and the
children gather fast
From every land where the crossbar floats out
from the quivering mast;
Ho into the saddle I leap, my own, with bridle
swinging free,
And thy hoof-beats shall answer the trumpets
blowing across ths sea!
Then proudly toss thy heads aloft, nor think of
the foe to-morrow,
For   he   who   dares   to    stay    our    course,
drinks deep of the Cup of Sorrow 1
Thy form hath pressed the meadow's breast,
where the sullen grey wolf hides.
The great Red River of the North hath cooled
thy burning sides;
Together we've slept while the temiiest swept
the Rockies' glittering chain;
And many a day the red Centaur hath galloped
behind in vain I
But the sweet wild grass of mountain pass,
and the shimmering summer streams
Must vanish forever more, perchance, into the
land of dreams;
For  the  strong  young   north   hath  sent us
forth to battle-field faraway,
And the trail that ends where ocean treads.
in the trail we ride to-day!
But proudly   toss thy head alof, nor think
of tlie foe to-morrow.
For     he    who    bars     Strathcona's    Horse
drinks deep of the Cup of Sorrow!
-WILLIAM HENRY DRUMMOND.
Imperial Federation.
In a long despatch anent imperial
federation, Isaac N. Ford, the New York
Tribune correspondent says: "Imperial
federation without djubt has received a
tremendous impulse from the war, it is
no longer a vagary of politics, but it remains a problem of immense difficulty,
to be taken up cautiously Mr. Chamberlain is the only statefman who it-
comple'ely identified with it. He already represents the colonies and dependencies of a wide-world empire.
His constituency has been created and
is loyal to him, and its interests will be
supreme in the future of the British
empire. Anyhody who supposes that
his political influence is impaired and
tha his work is ended is laboring under
a strange delusion."
Proposed Royal Visit.
The Prince of Wales, it is said, may
make a tour of the British colonies,
when the war is over, for the purpose ot
crystallizing the sentiment in favor of
Imperial Federation, says a London
despatch to the "Herald." He will
probably include the United States
when he visits Canada, if he finally decides the trip. He looks with approal
on tbe idea of an Anglo-American
entente, and wishes to do as much as his
dignity will permit to promote it. It is
thought that just one thing may be
looked upon as likely to dissuade the
heir apparent from- undertaking the
journey, namely, the condition of his
aged mother. This war has been a
tremendous strain on the Queen.
Important to Chinese.
The United States Supreme Court has
handed d iwn its decision regarding the
right of Chinese merchants, resident in
the United states, to bring their wives
to that country, without having a certificate, and finds that they have a right
to enter, without such certificate. Justice
Peckham, of New York, wrote the decision, and it is concurred in by all the
other Justices of the court. Justice
Peckham says that an opposito view of
the law would be a violation of the treaty
of the United States with China. It
even goes so far as to allow minor children of merchants to come into the
United States.
flatter of Length.
"How long should mourning gowns be
worn by a widow of twenty-two?" was
the question that came sobbing through
the mails.
Now it chanced to be the sporting
editor's day off, and the religious editor,
therefore, was attending to the Side
Talks With Young Persons.
"There it no hard and fast rule,"
wrote the religious 'editor, confidently,
"but they ought to come down to tbe
boot-tops at least."
This incident illustrates the occasional
awkardness of a newspaper standing as
bulkwark of morals to the exclusion of
everything else.—Detroit Journal.
Mrs. Binks (sick of it)—Really, John!
How can you bear to spend your time
whip—whip—whipping at the stream
all day long and never a single fish taking the least notice of you?
John—Ah, but think o' the delight,
Maria, when yon do get a fish ! Lor'
bless us, my dear, have you forgotten
the day when you hooked me?
At the public meeting held at the
board of trade, Montreal, last week. It
was decided that it is fitting to erect a
monument in Montreal to the memory
of Canadians who fell in battle in South
Africa, and a commiteewas appointed.
Lieut, Col. Henshaw started theball rolling with a subscription of $500.
"Thank heaven!" said Dawson, proudly, "I have an iron constitution."
"I judged it from your face," said
Jones, ''It's such a hard one."
NOTICE.
Notire is hereby given that an application
will be made to the Legislative assembly of the
province of British Columbia at its next session
lor 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, expro
priate, 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 tne 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 in-
cidontal 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.
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and tickets to
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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.
Until further notice a special coach, carrying passengers, mails aud express, will leave Ashcroft for 150-Mile House, and way points, on Fridays. If business offers tnis coach will also run
through to Qnesnelle.
Through and return tickets at reduced ratea.    Special conveyances furniihad.
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WHEN YOU WANT A NEW SUIT.
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Pantings in the Interior.   Satisfaction guaranteed.
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Canadian Pacific Navigation Company.
Crtr Aloclra Steamers for Skagway and Alaska points leave Victoria every Wednesday
rOr ftldSKa.   evening and Vancouver every Thursday at 1 p.m.
> Steamers for B. 0. Northern Points leave Victoria and Vancouver weekly.   Regular steamers
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THIIEJ  LELAITD
Corner of Hastings and Granville Strtets.
VANCOUVER, B. 0 THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 1900.
LOCAL  NEWS.
Mr. Wm. Allen after a couple weeks
illness is able to be around again.
Dan. Hurley left on Tuesday morning
for Cadwallader to assist at the Lorne
mine.
Last Saturday afternoon an impromptu
baseball match took place on the
grounds.
W. G. Manson left the first of the
week for the North Fork, on a few weeks
hunting expedition.
A partnership has been formed between lawyers F. J. Fulton and W. H.
Whittaker of Kamloops, to take effect on
May 1st prox.
J. S. Bell made a n\ne catch of trout
the first of the week, a Dolley Varden
weighing over seven pounds the rest
averaged about four pounds each.
L. G. Burns, provincial constable, returned from a week's absence in the
Bridge river section. Mr- T. P. Reed
acted as constable during Mr. Burns' absence.        	
Until further notice a special coach
carrying passengers, mail and express
will leave Ashcroft for the 150 Mile
House and way points Fridays. If business offer?, this coach will also be run
to Quesnelle.
If you need anything in the tailoring
line, the Ashcroft tailor can supply your
wants,       	
The Lytton dredge will commence
dredging the Fraser river for gold this
week. Steam was turned on last Tuesday. 	
Mrs. T. H. Walters left Tuesday morning and will go to Texas to visit her relatives. Mr. Walters expects to go up
north to mine this summer.
Felix. Marshall has rented his ranch
on the Fraser, opposite Pavilion, to
Joseph Flitcher for five years and will
shortly go up Bridge River to work in
the mines.
The election appeal case of Stoddart
vs. Prentice re-appears in the supreme
court only to have the petition of appeal
dismissed, the cost to be paid out of the
$2,000 deposit, and the balance to be returned to the petitioner.
"Bertie" Phair, youngest eon of Mr.
O. Phair government agent, who ha*
been attending school in Victoria for
the past few months is expected home
today to spend the easter holidays with
his parents.
Messrs John Marshall, James, William
and Albert Brett left Tuesday morning
for Ashcroft to complete further business
in connection with the incorporation of
the Brett group of claims on McGillivray
creek. They expect to return Friday
evening.
Mrs. Carter who has been employed
at the Hotel Victoria for some time left
by the Lytton stage Tuesday morning
for Kamloops where her |iwo children
will attend school. Mrs. Carter will return again and take charge of the dining
room of the Hotel Victoria.
Mr. R. B. Skinner, candidate for West
Lillooet for parliamentary honors, arrived in town from Vancouver on Tu«b
day evening and will spend some time
in the district interviewing the electors.
In another column of this issue will be
found his address to the electors.
The main street was cleaned up the
first of the week by a few public spirited
citizens but before finishing an Indian,
a star boarder at the gool, was put to
work and completed the work started.
There is also another street or so, which
could stand a little of tlie same kind of
work.
James Urea, and M. Birmingham arrived in town Saturda) evening from
Clinton remaining in town for a few
days. Mr. Uren is the well known
blacksmith at Clinton and also interested
in the shop in Lillooet and expects
shortly to return here and build a first
class shop.
Gardening is one of the occupations of
those who are lucky enough to have a
patch of ground with water running on.
In a lew weeks time when the crop begins to appear, the experts in this line
will be comparing each others garden,
but will always own the best one themselves.
Alex. McDonald is now in charge of
the Hotel Victoria, the transfer being
made tbe first of the month. Mr. Hurley will go to Bridge River to look after
his mining properties. The Hotel Victoria is well known to the traveling
public and it is the intention of the new
proprietor to spare no means for the
accommodation of guests.
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 he 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.
To the Electors of the
West Biding of Lillooet Electoral District. •
Gentlemen : At the request of a number of
influential voters I have decided to Beek the
honor of representing your important district
in the Provincial Legislative Assembly.
I am as many of you are doubtless aware,
interested to a large extent 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
the making of roads and trails. I am convinced
that in the immediate future there will be a
large influx of capital into the Province, and
I shall uBe every effort 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 to open up Bridge River, tlie 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: I consider
that for an honest eight hours work underground, any man is entitled to a full days
wage, but under certain circumstances aud
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
To the Electors of the
West Riding of Lillooet Electoral District.
Gentlemen : As the present condition of af.
fairs in the 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 theexpendituic.
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 hydraulic 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 reserves, 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
?aid 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 Allen Act, and
th e 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 gevernment
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 you before the election takes place aud 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.
Card of Thanks.
Having retired from the business of the Hotel
Victoria, I desire to thank the general public
for their liberal patronage, and hope a continuance of same will be extended to my successor,
Mr. Alex. McLonald.       DANIEL  HURLEY.
Lillioet, April 1st, 1900.
Established 1886. Incorporated 1896
Mclennan, mcfeeley & Co., m.
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies.
Agents for Tha Giant Powder Co., 8an Francisco.
Paul Santin
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.
LILLOOET AND BRIDGE RIVER STORES.
J. DUNLOP.
Miners Supplies.'
lilXiliOOST, -B. 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. HOLDEN, Inspector, Vancouver. THOS. McADAM. Provincial Manager.
John Hawley i
niNINQ BROKER.
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