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Array THE
Vol. 2, No. 37.
$2.00 a year.
The following ie the directors report
covering the operations of the Bend'Or
Mines company from the date of incorporation to the 31st day of January 1900.
Until the proceeds of the first cleanup
supplied the necessary funds, the management overcame difficulties which at
many times seemed insurmountable, and
may now congratulate itself upon presenting the accompanying financial statement, confident in assuring you that all
indebtedness of the company will be
liquidated by the proceeds of the first
three months milling of the approaching
season. '
Had it not been necessary to shut
down on account of frost, from the first
night of Decernberilast, there is no doubt
that by this time the company would be
out of debt. This, considering the
amount of development done since the
incorporation of the company, might as
well be looked upon as phenorainal. In
addition to the development of tbe mine
which has been pursued without a single
check since 1st October, 1898, a ten-
stamp mill, water power, gravity tramway, etc., have been installed at a cost
of approximately $30,000, without encroaching on the treasury stock of the
company except to the extent of 4,000
Referring back to the date of incorporation of the company, viz: 1st October, 1898, it iB the intention of your retiring directors to, without going into
details, explain the operations of the
company during the period they were
looking after your interests.
As you are all aware from the prospectus, the property of the company was
purchased from the Bend'Or Syndicate
for the sum of three hundred and fifty
thousand dollars, fifty thoisand dol-
lore in cash and the balance in
.in shares at par. This cash payment
was to be supplied by the sale of 100,000
shares (called the first issue) at 50 cents.
Owing to the bad state of the local stock
market, only 33,900 of these shares were
disposed of and the syndicate offering to
accept the remaining 66,100 shares in
lieu of cash, they were |handed them in
full settlement of their claim. The treasury stock, 100,000 shares, waB placed on
jtiie English market at par, and it was
confidently expected that a large number would be disposed of at once. The
result, however, was [disappointing, although several large sales were on the
eve of consummation, they were rendered abortive in more than one instance
by adverse reports from unreliable local
However, the development work never
teased, and a contract was entered into
with the William Hamilton Manufacturing company, of Peterboro, Ontario, for
the furnishing and installation of a modern ten-stamp mill, water power sufficient to develop 100 horse power, and
gravity tramway from mine to mill, for
the sum of $26,157.00. The fulfilment of
this contract was considered almost an
impossible undertaking, owing to the
fact of the property being situated in a
very inaccessible district, the only communication being mountain trails. However, thanks to the indefatigable energy
of tbe contractors tbia feat was accomplished without the loss or breaking of a
single piece of machinery. The total
weight of machinery packed a distance
pf about 70 miles from  Lillooet waB in
the neighborhood of 70,000 pounds.
The installation was completed in accordance with the contract, and the
stamps were dropped for the Jfirst time
on the 24th August, 1899. Everything
worked smoothly, and the power developed was found to be much in excess of
our present requirements; in fact, "the
water wheel, with quarter gate opening,
developed sufficient power to operate the
mill and crusher, consequently we have
ample power for an additional ten stamp
and a five drill air compressor should
the occasion arise.
The first cleanup took place on the
16th September, after crushing 400 tons,
which produced 383 04 ounces of gold,
realizing $6,358.00.
The second cleanup occurred on the
6th October, the result of which was,
tons crushed 316, producing 462.84 ounces
of gold, realizing $7,692.40.
The tkird cleanup was on the 31st of
October, after crushing 366 tons, producing 433.94 ounces, value $7,191.38.
On the 30th November the fourth
cleanup was made, 455 tons having been
crushed during the month, giving 271.74
ounces, value $4,423.92.
The ore put through on this last run
was taken from the large new ledge
which was encountered on tbe 30th October, and which, owing to its size and
position, admitted of easy mining. Having no appliances at the time for assaying, it was not discovered until towards
the end of the month that the new ledge
did not carry the high values of the old,
only averaging about twelve dwts. to the
This as a test of the new reef, was very
satisfactory, but tn money was required,
it was unfortunate, as the result could
easily have been made larger than the
previous outputs, had the ore been taken
from the old reef.
On the night of the first of December
(owing to heavy frosts) the water in the
service pipe leading from the flume to
the mill froze and operations had to be
discontinued. The difficulty we hope to
remedy next season.
The fifth and last cleanup of the season was for a run of one day on the 1st
of December before the water was frozen
when 2J tons were crushed, producing
19.74 ounces, which realized $288.82.
Mill ran 79 days, V/L hours, crushing   1,557 tons
Producing gold  1,671.3 ozs
Value      125,944.62
Value per ton of total crushing  16.66
Value   per ton of crushings from
main reef  19.54
Total cost of mining and milling per
ton, after charging up 10 per cent
of tbe total cost of development to
date  5.47
The company has applied for and obtained from the government a lease for
sufficient water an annual rental of $7.
This puts the cost for power per stamp
per annum at 70 cents. (Steam pewer
coats in the neighborhood of $700 per
stamp per annum.)
In addition to the original claims of
the company, which have since been
crown granted, it was decided to purchase the Mable fraction, owing to its
proximity to the lower workings. This
was acquired on the 16th October, for a
consideration of $2,650 cash, and a crown
grant has been applied for.
Development work No. 1 tunnel. Work
(Continued on third page.)
Capetown 16. — The naval brigade
which has been operating against the
Boers, sailed for England.
General Gatacre is holding Bethulie and
the whole of the railway south of Bloem-
lontein is in the hands of the British.
News from Mafeking on the 9th shows
that though the garrison was in bad
shape, they were holding out and buoyed up by the knowledge that their
pluck ly fight was appreciated at home.
It ie officially announced that the
British casualties at Driefontein on 10th
March were sixty-two killed and 311
wounded, the latter including one Canadian.
Lord Roberts reports that he found
seven British officers and forty-three
men wounded in the hospital at Bioemfontein.   ,
The Free Staters south of Bioemfontein are reported to be rapidly returning
to their farms.
The troopship Monterey with the
Strathcona horse, sailed for South Africa
last Thursday from Halifax.
Lord Roberts is now devoting his energies to the pacification of tne Free
Staters and there will |be littie lighting
until he reaches the Vaal river.
The revolt of the Cape Dutch in the
north seems to have had its hack broken
and it is believed Lord Kitchener will
soon resume his place beside his chief.
London 17.—Lidy Roberts sailed for
South Africa this morning. She received a very popular demonsi ration.
With the railway communication to
the Cape intac; Lord Roberts will in a
few days be in a position to begin the advance on Pretoria.
Free Staters are rapidly calming down.
Mafeking is now the only point for anxiety and its relief may be effected ere
many days.
It is rumored that Lord Roberts is
about to issue g. proclamation announcing that the former system of government in the Orange free State is abolished and piomising due consideration
to those who immediately surrender.
General Ga'.acre on arrival at Bethulie
found that all the Boers had fled, retiring in the direction of Dewets Dorp.
It is understood that President Kruger
two days ago annexed the Orange Free
State to the Transvaal.
London 19.—The Mafeking garrison
is holding its own and pegging away
patiently on quarter rations, supplemented occasionally by the capture of cattle.
The Boers are surrendering rifles at
Bioemfontein faster than a factory could
make them.
It is reported now that the war will
last just about as long as it takes the
British to reach Pretoria.
It is extremely probable that the relief of Mafeking has been accomplished
by Colonel Plumer's advance, as Lady
Charles Bentwick at Capetown, has received a telegram from her husband in
Matekiug dated March 12th, saying he
expected to join her shortly.
Carnarvon, Cape Colony, 19.—The
Canadian Mounted Rifles under Colonel
Herchmer, and the Canadian Artillery
commanded by Colonel Drury, have arrived here with a contingent of Yeomanry. Their presence has had an excellent effect in the district.   It  is re
ported that a large force of insurgents
are in the vicinity of Van Vakeveli.
London, 19.—Neither the advance by
way of Fourteen Streams, nor Colonel
Plumer's movement have resulted in
bringing news of the relief of Mafeking.
It is believed the converging of troops
towards Mafeking indicates a much
more serious purpose than merely the
relief of that place. General Methuen
ia at Warrenton and it is thought Lord
Roberts is meditating an advance in
force on Pretoria by way of Rustenberg.
Bioemfontein, 19.—The Boers blew up
the railway bridge 14 miles south of
here last night.
London, 20.—Lord Roberts telegraphs
from Bioemfontein that Kruger and
Steyn, in reply to the charge of atrocious use of the white flag, states that
Lord Roberts is mistaken, and make a
counter charge of the use of the white
flag by the British, the jtesuit of which
was that Commandant Deber was badly
London, 21.—While there is a lull in
military operations, the political positions of the war sho v interesting developments. The colonial office has telegraphed to Capetown the text of a proclamation concerning the destruction of
property. This will be promulgated in
South Africa prior to its publication in
London, but it is known that it will
convey an intimation that wanton destruction of British property will have
to be compensated by a levy on private
property, should the resources of the
Transvaal prove inadequate.
No further news has been received
from Mafeking.
News comes from Warrenton, north
of Kimberley, that figting occurred
all day Sunday resulting in the Boers
retreating towards Christiana under
shell fire.
A Bioemfontein special says that the
blowing up of bridges by the Transvaal-
ers is an evident sign that they intend to
abandon the defence of the Free State.
Party lines seem to be all the go and
in the majority of constituencies tbe
campaign will be on party lines.
Coal Land* Scandal.
A great sensation has been caused by
the publishing of correspondence between Premier Martin and the officials
of the lands {and works department relating to letters patent granted on November 18th last, issued by the Semlin
government, granting the New Vancouver Coal Company the coal areas under
Nanaimo harbor. It is well known that
a suit is pending in the courts between
the Wellington Colliery company, and
the New Vancouver Coal company, involving the title to the coal under Departure bay. to which the province is
also a party and in which the dominion
government at one time intervened.
Pending the determination of the lawsuit, the Semlin government has granted
the property in dispute and a vast area
besides, or in. all about 10,000 acres of
the most valuable coal lands in Canada,
to the New Vancouver Coal company,
without receiving a dollar for it or exacting a cent of royalty.
The law in regard to the disposal of
coal lands by the crown is well known.
It must be done after public notice, and
a royalty of five cents per ton must be
collected. The grant in this case was
made without public notice, and the coal
is given to the company outright.
Mr. F. J. Fulton will be the Conservative candidate iu North Yale. The election there will be conducted on party
In this i=sue of The Prospector, Mr.
A. W. Smith has an election address to
his constituents and places before them
his platform for the coming election.
The Semlin-Cotton-Henderson-Hume-
McKechnie gang will sink into political
oblivion after the exposure of the coal
land deal. The remembrance of this
gang will be with regret by the people of
British Columbia.
News from West Yale we learn that
Charles Augustus Semlin will not be a
candidate. Denis Murphy and Stuart
Henderson, both lawyers at Ashcroft are
likely candidates, with A. E. Howse of
Nicola as a Martin candidate. The contest will probably be between Murphy
and Henderson aa they are the most eligible men.	
A requisition signed by a number of
the representative voters of West Lillooet, was wired on Monday last to Robert B. Skinner of Vancouver, asking him
to contest thia district in the coming
provincial elections, as an independent
candidate. Mr Skinner is well known
in Lillooet and has assisted considerably
in opening up and developing mineral
claims in this district. He will probably
be in town in a few days to interview
his friends on matters political.
Mr. A. McDonald, late government
road superintendent for East and West
Lillooet will, in all probability, be an Independent Conservative candidate for
the east riding in tbe coming elections.
A requisition has been circulated for
that purpose and largely signed. Mr.
McDonald has lived in British Columbia
and Lillooet for a number of years, and
his long experience in connection with
public works will make him a valuable
man for the east riding and the province
in general. If Mr. McDonald accepts
the nomination he will lead tbe poll on
election day.
Dr. Sanson left on Tuesday morning
for Clinton to visit his family, he will
be absent about a week.
Mrs. John Arthur and family returned
to town Monday evening after an absence of a couple of months at tbe coast.
Wm. Halymore returned from the
coast Monday evening and left next day
for Cadwallader creek where he will remain for Borne time.
J. Wilson, inspector of public schools,
arrived in town last Friday and remained until Tuesday morning. During his
visit he inspected the public school here
and was well pleased with the advancement shown by the pupils, congratulating Mr. W. Merritt Brandon on his
efficiency as a teacher. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1900.
Published every Friday.
Payable in advance.
KIC. A. FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1900.
The Ashcroft Journal of a recent date
in referring to the Hon. C. A. Semlin's
return home, concludes with "he will
always occupy a kindly niche in the
hearts of his old neighbors and friends."
We might add that the immaculate ex-
premier (nominal) will also be remem-
berad in connection with the large
"niche" made in the coal lands at Departure Bay. The Ashcroft people are
a queer lot. A few weeks ago very few
men in town were in favor of the member representing their district, the majority would see that he would never be
elected again, he did not assist the district, would build no school house or
gaol, in fact did everything that was not
for the  advancement of  the country.
While all this was going on the ex-
premier was lolling in an easy chair in
the government buildings at Victoria
drawing his salary as nominal leader.
He returned, thia great man, and the
"free and intelligent voter" had not a
word to say against him. West Yale is
not the only district that did this, but
as they were loud in tbeir condemnation
the change waB more noticeable.
A number of men occupying positions
in the province as civil servants are in
the habit of signing official communications with their surnames only, for instance "I remain, yours, Jones" or
"yours, Smith," as the case may be.
We are anxious to know if this arises
from their ignorance or are the parties
in question so puffed up with importance
as to imagine that their position as civil
servants entitles them to royal prerogatives. If the former, it is high time a
little light was shed on their darkness,
if the latter, it will be neceesary to somewhat peremptorily disabuse their minds
of any such asinine pretentions and
teach them their true position.
When representative government falls
bo low, nothing can redeem it but a popular revulsion of feeling which shall
sweep the whole disreputable gang into
oblivion, and bring to the front new
men with new measures. When such
men can be found, who will recognize
that the public good is the highest political expediency, British Columbia can
hope to be well governed, but not until
then.—Rossland Record.
Dr. David Starr Jordan having expressed the opinion that the twentieth
century will witness the downfall of
Great Britain, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer responds with the conclusion
that "according to all reports from
South Africa, it will not be brought
about until a good many husky Britons
have been eliminated from their sphere
of usefulness."
On several occasions The Prospector
has been asked which party it would
support in the coming provincial elections. Like Lord Roberts "we have
plans" which will be announced in due
According to some of the coast papers
the provincial elections wiil be held on
June 12th. All those entitled to vote
should register at once as in a short
time it will be impossible to get on the
list.  .
The only(?) government ever in power
" didn't do a thing " but give away ten
thousand acres of coal lands.
British Columbia seats and unseats
premiers while you wait. It begins to
look as if the latest wielder of the rod of
authority will hardly have time to warm
his seat.—Spokesman Review.
Boers Offer Reward.
A letter received from W. T. Muision
of Kingston Bays among  other  things:
"The people here have a grand idea of
us. They think that we are all cowboys
or Indian scouts, and that we are all
crack shots. They want us to get in
one battle to show the Boers a thing or
two. The Boers think the same. They
say they could beat the British if the
Canadians would not interfere. They
are offering £40 in gold for special service regiments to anyone who enlists
with them, and also £30 for one of our
heads, dead or alive."
The writer of the above was among
the killed in the recent engagement at
Modder river.
A Qood Scheme.
A New York physician is credited
with a heroic plan for getting rid of decadents. He advises the killing off of
all epileptic and hysterical criminals,
incurable insane criminals, idiots, imbeciles, moral imbeciles, grossly defective
persons, drunkards, and any others who
by reason of affliction or habit, become a
charge on society. The treatment is to
be carbonic acid gas.
They Were Canadians
"What troops are those?" gsked
Cronje, as he rubbed his eyes in the
gray dawn and peered at the entrenchments only 80 yarde away. "They arc
Canadians," said a subaltern, "and they
rushed that position before daylight."
"Send out a flag of truce," replied tie
gallant Cronje. It's ail off with us now. '
Once at a dinner party, where General N. B. Forrest, commanding the confederate cavalry, had been invited a-
the guest of honor, a loquacious widow,
with hair of raven black, rudely interrupted the conversation by asking General Forrest why it was that his beard
was still black while his hair was turning gray. With great politeness Forrest
turned towards her, "I fear I can not
give you a satisfactory answer," said he
"unless, possibly, the reason is that I
have used my brain a little more than I
have my jaw."
A Canadian editor, being asked if he
had ever seen a baldheaded woman, replied: No, be never did. Nor had he
ever seen a woman waltzing around
town in her shirt sleeves, with a cigar
between her teeth. We have never seen
a woman go a-fishing with a bottle in
her hip pocket, sit on the damp ground
all day and then go home drunk at
night. Nor have we ever seen a woman
yank off her coat and swear she could
lick any man in town. God bless herl
she ain't built that way.
CLINTON, B. C. Branch at Lillooet.
Manufacturers of all kind of
None but the best material used. Miners or
prospectors sending in orders will receive
prompt attention and satisfaction guaranteed.
Lillooet, B. C
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining  Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
VANCOUVER,   -  -  -   -   B.C.
Dealer 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 personally.
R.F.Anderson &C»
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Russel Wire Fencing.
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.
Ufrtrlf _Carpenters   and Miner's
H0USeS BulldlnS Hardware
and paper.
LlCrht Tlle 1,.lt.est Acetylene gas
Ua,i See our new line of Air
ncdl.   Tight Heaters.
R ra 9 A AU sizes of cooking stoves
BlCdtl.   and ranges.
Ul.ia. Hot water   boilers   an
WW die I.   Bathtubs.
lA/onri Crosscut saws, axes, flies
WWvruu.   and grind stones.
Qfula The Sherwin-Williams
wljie.   paint.
Ima AH sizes of hockey and spring
wC   skates.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
ur Specialties:
W. F. Allen  Proprietor.
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7k,    7k\    7k.    7K    7K    7k.    7k.
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. Cr Express Stages.
Hotel Victoria.
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished throughout is the only firsk
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.
9   0   9   0   0   0    MARGES   MODERATE .     O   ©   0   9   9   ©
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 us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY     •:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B C.
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
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Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates.
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Post Office and Telegraph Office in connection.   Freight teams plying once a
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
W. CUMMING, Agent, Lillooet B. C.
Storage & Forwarding Agts
Consign your goods to our care.    We settle railway charges and forwardjte
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY k CO THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 1900.
(Continued from first page.)
on this tunnel has been continued without interruption, and the tunnel has
been driven 530 feet on the ledge. Three
hundred feet in stoping was commenced.
A parallel ledge was encountered 60 feet
up in the stope, which after merging into the old ledge gave a width of fully
five feet. An upraise from that point
to the surface proves that the ledge carries its full width all the way, and furnished the company with a splendid re*
serve of ore. We are now opening a
new stope, and the manager reports that
at 20 feet up he had encountered a splen
did body of ore, giving an average value
of $38.00 per ton in free gold, and has
since raised an additional 25 feet, the
eldge holding its width and value.
A cross-cut has been run in a westerly direction from No. 1 tunnel to strike
the new ledge at that level. This was
encountered at a distance of 32 feet, and
some 15 feet of drifting on the ledge was
done in each direction.
No. 2 level lower tunnel. A cross-cut
waB run in to tap the ledge at a depth of
76 feet below the upper tunnel, and we
are pleased to report that tbe reef was
encountered at a distance of 236 feet in.
Since then we have driven on the ledge
a distance of 142 feet without encountering a break or fault of any kind, the reef
at no point being less than 12 inches in
width and showing free gold quite ireely.
Samples taken across the ledge from
time to time give the following results:
$64, $62, $87, $38, etc., and an average
sample taken all over this drive of intervals of every five feet after all visible
gold has been carefully picked out, gave
the splendid average of $20.60 per ton,
and an amalgamation test made shows
that it goes 100 per cent, free milling.
We now estimate that there is at present
8,000 tons of ore blocked out in the mine
(without taking into consideration the
large body of ore of the lower grade
shown up in the new reef) which can be
safely counted on running $20 to the ton.
The Nelson Conservative Association
have declared for party lines in the following resolution: "That, whereas, under the British system of party government, Canada and other portions of the
Empire have prospered. Tnerefore, be
it resolved, that in the opinion of this
meeting the government of British Columbia upon party lines would be beneficial to the province, create stability in
our government, and tend to remove any
rivalry between the island and main
The following story was told at an afternoon tea a few days ago by a mother.
Last Sunday it appears her young
daughter, aged ten years, arrived home
in a great state of excitement, and running up to her mother exclaimed:
" Mamma, my Sunday school teacher
told us today that Christ was a Jew; he is
wrong isn't he?" added the child. "No
dear; Christ was a Jew," answered the
mother. "Well, I always thought he
was a Scotchman," was thechild'sreply.
It will be very gratifying to our friends
across the border to learn that the honor
of leading the movement which forced
Cronje to surrender was entrusted to the
Canadian regiment. That movement
was an advance at 3 o'clock in the morning to a position within eighty yards of
the Boer lineF. It was a very high distinction for troops comparatively raw to
be selected for a work of such vital consequence.—Buffalo Express.
Notif e 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 go 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.
35 Solicitors for the Applicants.
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. Leslie,
Agent Ashcroft.
or to E. J. Coyle,
Asst. Greu. Pass. Agent,
Vancouver, B. C.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
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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On   Monday,  March 19th,  1900, to the wife
of Daniel Hurley of a daughter.
There will be service in the Methodist
Church on Sunday evening at 7:30.
H. Steffens, general merchant at Lytton has assigned to Thos. Seward for tbe
benefit of his creditors.
Wm. Allen, proprietor of the Pioneer
hotel, bas been confined to the house
for the past week through illness.
Deputy Sheriff Webb, of ABhcroft, arrived in town on Monday's stage and
transacted sonie legal business while
in town.     	
Mike Malloy arrived down from the
Bend'Or mine last evening to secure
medical attendance for his hand which
he bad cut severely by falling rock.
The Bend'Or stamp mill started work
ast Friday and will run until the end of
this month for the first cleanup.     The
mill and machinery is working satisfac-
Mr. James Haddock, representing W.
B. Sumner A Co., fur dealers of San
Francisco, was in town for a few days
this week and succeeded in purchasing
a quantity of furs.
L. G. Burns, provincial constable,
made a quick trip the first of the week
to Kamloops with a chinaman, who will
serve three months imprisonment for
supplying intoxicants to Indiana.
T. B. Walker of Clinton spent a day in
town this week making arrangements to
take over tbe barber shop from Alex.
McDonald. He will return from Clinton
the first of the week and take possession
of tbe shop.
Dr. F. S. Reynolds editor and proprietor of the Ashcroft Journal, and R. T.
Wart1 arrived from A hcroft yesterday
afternoon by special rigs. They will remain in town for a few days on mining
business", both being interested in McGillivray creek property.
George H. Gillespie, M. E. is in charge
of the Bend'Or mine and Mr. White,
who went up last week, will be employed in the mill as amalgamator. Mr.
Gillespie is an experienced miner and
has done excellent work in the management since taking hold a few months
ago, to the satisfaction of the company.
Messrs. Cameron A Hurley, proprietors of the Lillooet-Lytton stage line arrived in town last Friday evening with
their new stage, which is a beauty. It
will carry eight passengers easily besides the driver and is a good running
rig. This enterprising firm is keeping
abreast of the times and give satisfaction to travelers over their line.
Mr. A. McDonald, road superintendent for East and West Lillooet districts,
received notice by Mondays mail from
the provincial government that his services were no longer required as tbe appropriation for road superintendents had
been exhausted.   All road superintendents   in   the   province received similar
notices.     The work on roads and trails
will be directed from the local government offices, but as there will be no new
work going on, it will only be necessary
to send men out in cases of emergency.
The present state of affairs will work a
hardship in this section as delay in the
building of roads and trails will retard
more or less the progress that is upon
West Lillooet.
Church of England service will be held
on Sunday.	
At the sale of lots last Saturday several
parties bought in the lots they occupied.
Tbe men sinking the well on Dr. San-
sons property in the west end struck
water at a depth of thirty-two feet.
Acting under instructions from Premier Martin, Mr. W. S. Gore, the assistant commissioner of lands and works,
has seized all the piles and ties used in
the construction of the Crow's Nest Pass
railway, on the ground that they were
taken from government land without
the payment of the usual dues. This
will no doubt lead to litigation.
J. M. Mackinnon and Arthur F. Noel
left on Tuesday morning for the Bend'Or
mine on Cadwallader, and will remain
there until the cleanup. Mr. Mackinnon, owing to a severe attack of influ
enza contracted at the coaet, had been
compelled to remain in town several
days to recuperate, and intended mak
ing the journey to the mine by easy
Premier riartln's Cabinet.
A Victoria despatch says it is understood here that the lieutenant-governor
has received what he considers satisfactory assurances from Hon. Joseph Mar
tin of the completion of his cabinet, the
names of which he cannot give until
April 5th. He expects, it is said, to enroll M. P. Gordon of Kamloops, as minister of finance. The other minister, it
is said, will be Frank Burnett of Vancouver, who is now in Japan on a holiday trip with his family. Martin is
thought to have been in cable communication with Burnett for some time past,
and it is believed that the latter has informed the premier that he will return
on the next boat which leaves Yokohama.
According to some reports Gordon
has declined the offer, but Martin says
he (Gordon) will accept the job provided
the Liberals throughout tbe province
declare for party lines and Joseph Marin ie selected leader. Joseph Martin
undertakes to say that the convention
called by the Liberals at Vancouver for
April 5th will settle those points satisfactorily.
Late War New*.
Lobatsi, 16.—Boers are advancing in
force from Mafeking this way. Several
brisk engagements bave occurred, the
Boers were put to flight with considerable loss. The British right here is protected by Chief Bathen, who warns the
Boers to keep out of his territory.
Bioemfontein, 21.—A detachment of
British occupied Smithfield where some
Transvaalers and wagons with arms and
ammunition were captured.
Kimberly, 22.—There was a smart artillery duel near Warrenton yesterday,
a battery under Major Blowitt supported by the Kimberley Light Horse,
located; the Boers who employed four
guns. The British battery replied with
effect and silenced the Boer fire.
London, 23.—Kruger has issued a proclamation annexing the Free State to
the Transvaal, and Steyn has issued a
counter proclamation declaring the
Free State intact.
Civil government at Bioemfontein haB
been fully reorganized. Four thousand
Boers from Colesberg are moving north
east by way of Basutoland border, it is
expected they will be caught at one of
the passes.
Lillooet, B. C
To the Electors of the
West Biding of Lillooet Electoral District.
Gentlimbn: 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 shallconslder 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, roads that
will give better and more convenient outlet to
the farmers of Pemberton Meadows, Watson
Bar creek, the 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 hydraulic mining ground should be able to obtain
a crown grant of their holdings on terms similar to those granted to holders of mineral
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
Hint 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.
T 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 you 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
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