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THE
PROSPECTOR.
Vol. 2, No. 43.
LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, MAY 4,   1900
$2.00 a year.
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TORONTO-LILLOOET   QOLD REEFS CO.
A representative of The Prospector
vieited tbe Toronto-Lillooet Gold Beefs
Company's property on Cayoosh creek
thiB week, and the large amount of work
done ie marvelous, and those who have
not watched this work can hardly realize what progress has been going on in
our midst.
Col. G. T. Rives, the company's superintendent, has been under great diffi-
rulties in this huge undertaking and deserves the utmoBt praise and encourage-
jfcnt for continuing tbe work and transforming the wilds of the creek into a
/busy camp, when with the bad roads,
delays in material etc, an ordinary man
.^would have given up.
The colonel has an able corps of men with
him, all of whom are good workman and
from the appearance of the work done it
is plainly seen all have an interest in the
undertaking and are endeavoring to
■hove work ahead as fast as possible.
The mill building situated close to Cayoosh creek, is an enormous structure,
88 x 120 feet and i08 feet in height, consisting of five floors. The building is very
substantially built and the foundations
are put in in fine shape. The walls at the
excavations are of stone and put together
with cement ana lime. Tbe foundation
for the second floor is a doubly strong
piece of work, being a series of large
timbers 14 x 16 inches, morticed and
bolted in such a manner that the floor
will stand as much weight as can be put
on. ' It can easily be seen what a strong
foundation for the floor is needed, when
there will*be continuously 350 tons of
ore stored, aa will be on this one. The
whole building throughout is a good
piece of work and is a credit to its builders, Mr. Robert cVddart being foreman.
The tram line is one mile in length
from the mine to the mill, and from the
mill up over the steep hill can be seen
the stations stretched at some distance
apart;,thc terminal station being almost
above the mill. The tram is an aerial
bucket tramway, having 125 bucket*) and
capable of handling ten tons of ore an
hour. It loads and unloads itself automatically, very little labor Mng required in connection with it. The Vulcan
Iron Workp of San Francisco, who furnished the material, has recently sent one
of its men, Mr. Jeorge Kirsh, to the
works to put the finishing touches on
the tramway, and will have it completed
in a couple weeks time.
At the mine substantial buildings
have recently been erected, and there is
now a force of men at the mine opening
it up preparatory to transporting ore to
the mill. The mine shows up an immense ledge, averaging from thirteen to
sixteen feet in width, extending through
the whole length of the series of claims.
It bat been estimated by mining men,
among whom is Professor Montgomery,
mineralogist at the Toronto University,
who have carefully examined the property, that there is shown 800,000 tons of
\ ore ia sight in the length along the ledge
of 6,000 feet. The claims through which
this ledge runs is the Monarch, Whale,
Ample and Gladstone. From the present, mining will be confined to tbe section of ore from tbe Ample, where an
abundance is shown up to last for years.
Tbe ore from the ledge assays from $14
to $42 per ton.
In addition to the claims named tbe
company own all the Golden Cache property, consisting of five claims, and other
claims that have been restaked and purchased since work commenced. In all
the company own about fifteen mineral
claims.
The capacity of the mill is fifty ton a
day and is the largest cyanide and only
one of its kind in the province.
The ore is first brought from the mine
bv tramway, which empties into a large
ore bin, passing through a rock crusher
and from the crusher into a large rotary
drier, from the drier passing to a series
of rolls which crushes it to a fineness
that will pass through a 30-mesh screen.
After the matter passes through the
screens, it is put into large tanks, that
will hold fifty tons each of crushed ore.
The ore remains in these tank for six
days, the solution is then drawn off into
the precipitating tanks on the floor below where the gold is recovered. The
solution is then pumped back to the distributing tank and is being continually
used over again. There are seven tanks
in all and one tank is emptied and filled
every day. After tbe solution is drawn
off a door in the bottom of tbe tub is
opened and the ore is washed into sluice
boxes below and carried to the dump.
The power to run the mill and works
is by compressed air, generating 125 h. p.
The compressor plant is the one formerly
uaed by the Golden Cache company, and
is run by water power. The compressed
air is transmitted through a four inch
pipe a distance of about one mile to the
new mill. The power house and dam is
an excellent piece of work.
All the machinery will be run by air
compression, and owing to tbe cheapness o.f power, the cost ot transportation
and reduction of the ore, the cost of running the works will be exceedingly small
owing considerably besides the cbeap
power, to the modern machinery installed.
Machinists will be on hand shortly
and the installation of the machinery
will commence at once, and the probabilities are that by the middle of June
the mill will he crushing ore and giving
favorable returns to the company.
Mr. A. S. Additon who has been for a
number of years past continuously employed in the extraction of ore by the
cyanide process, will be heie thiB month
to take charge of the mill as foreman
and chemist for the company.
The company also owns the Golden
Cache ten-stamp mill which is intact,
and ready to start up at any time. It iB
the intention this year to put a force of
men on the Cache mine to prospect, and
it is the belief of Superintendent Rives
that pay ore will be found and the mill
will then be started up.
Work on this enterprise started last
November and the first portion of the
time was occupied in building roads, excavation of mill Bite, building bridge
across Cayoosh and erecting the necessary quarters for the employees. The
work on the large timbers occupied some
time but for the past few weeks the erecting this large building has been going
on. Anyone who has been up this creek
can understand the difficulties to be encountered in getting material to its proper place and the working under difficulties, as has been done by Colonel Rives,
and all who visits the work will pronounce it first class and done in admirable time.   The opening up of this prop*
erty and the building this large cyanide
plant ia largely due to Colonel Rives,
who has never lost faith in this section
as a mining country..
The Toronto-Lillooet Gold Reefs Company consists chiefly of eastern Canadian
capitalists, wbo have made large expenditures in furthering this work and are
not booming the shares on the stock
market, but are satisfied to invest their
own money and await results.
LOCAL   NEWS.
A. W. Smith returned Thursday evening from a trip up the river.
O. D. Wray returned to town Thursday
after an absence of a few months at the
coast.        	
Ex-Premier Turner is billed to address the political meeting on Monday
evening.	
John R. Williams will leave for the
Horsefly in a few days to look after his
ranch in that section.
"The Woman in the Wild, Wild
West," by David Dalziel will be on sale
shortly.   Secure a copy.
H. M. Burwell returned to Vancouver
Tiesday morning after a week or so in
thiB section surveying.
For prosperity for the district of West
Lillooet, mark your ballot on June 9th
for Robert B. Skinner.
M. Connors and wife have gone to McGillivray creek. Mr. Connors going to
the Anderson Lake mines.
A children's party was held at the
residence of Mr. J. N. Jensen on Cayoosh
creek last week, and a very enjoyable
time was spent by the young ones.
Several men came down from Cadwallader creek Thursday evening and report the returns from the different mines
as all being good. Development on some
of the claims have shown up some very
rich ore.
Ernest Ostrander returned Monday
evening from the Big Horn ranch, where
he had been for the past few weeks.
During his stay there he succeeded in
killing three large brown bear, the skins
of which he brought to town.
THE   BEND'OR   niNES.
Dr. Sanson returned to town Thursday evening from tbe Bend'Or mines,
where he bad been attending tbe man
named McArthur who it was reported
bad his leg broken. The doctor on his
arrival found a bad fracture and dressed
tbe injured limb. McArthur will be
around again in a few weeks. The doctor is very much impressed with the
Bridge river country.
Mine Disaster In Utah.
Schofield, Utah, May 2.—There was
an explosion in Mine No. 4 here yesterday. Up to 10:30 today 201 bodies had
been secured. Between 300 and 400
miners were known to have entered the
mine. The explosion is attributed to
the blowing up of a can of blasting powder. It is believed a large majority of
the man were killed.
Arthur F. Noel arrived last evening
from the Bend'Or mines where he had
been to receive the second cleanup this
season of the ten-stamp mill. He left
today for Vancouver via Lytton with the
bullion,
The result of the mill run was: Mil]
ran twenty-five days, twenty-one hours
and fifteen minutes, crush ing!500 tons of
ore, which yielded 400 ounces avoirdupois of retorted bullion.
There was taken from the upper bin
and upper No. 2 stope 280 tons and from
the lower tunnel 220 tons.
The mill started up again and a run of
about a month will take place before the
next cleanup. A large staff of men is
now employed and Manager Gillespie is
pushing the work ahead in good shape.
Polling; Places.
The last issue of tbe Gazette contains
the appointment of Caspar Pbair as returning officer for West Lillooet for the
elections to be beld on June 9th. Tbe
following are the polling places named
for this district: Court house, Lillooet;
Cumming's Bros, house, Pavilion; Dug-
ald McDonald's house, Watson Bar
creek; Thomas McEwen's house, Empire Valley; D. Hurley's house, Cadwallader; John Currie's house, Pemberton Meadows; John Dunlop's store
Tyauchton creel; Anderson Lake Mining Co.'s house, McGillivray creek.
Saint Patrick Restored.
Though the Queen has returned to
England, and her visit to Ireland is now
a matter of history, the latest fad shows
signs of abatement says a London despatch. Of this phase, which began by
tbe universal wearing of the shamrock,
there have been several examples this
week. The Lower House of York convocation, composed oi clergy and laity oi
the Church of England's northern diocese, adopted a resolution to put St. Patrick upon the pages of the prayer boo! s,
from which he was, unaccountably, missing. St. Andrew is there, but Erin's
patron saint was omitted when the re<
formars re-edited the liturgy.
Pays the Dues.
Hon. J. S. Yates, chief commissioner
of lands and works, last week received a
despatch from the government agent for
East Kootenay, stating that the O. P. R.
had tendered him a check for $22,530,
the amount claimed by the government
for arrears in timber dues. Instructions
were sent the agent to accept the payment. Premier Martin claimed that
the company had not paid dues on the
timber used in the construction of the
Crow's Nest Pass line.
Andy Walters Goes Insane.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has a
despatch from Chicago that A. H. Walt-
era a Vancouver hotel man was violently
insane there. "Andy " Walters lived
for Borne time at Ashcroft where waB in
the hotel business and latterly moved to
Vancouver and Texada Island. The account goes that Walters waa found wandering aimlessly about the city, and was
detained pending an examination as to
his insanity. Shortly after being arrested, Walters became violent and physi
cians were called and administered sedatives, be was then unable to give an account himself. The cause of the man's
misfortune iB probably due to overabundance of whisky without intervals.
Late War News.
London May 4.—The following is from
Thabanchu to the Daily News: "In
yesterdays flanking movement Captain
Towse and filty Gordon Highlanders
were surrounded by 250 Boers wbo demanded their surrender. Captain Towse
ordered his men to fix bayonets aid
charge and with wild cheers the Gordons
rushed the enemy and swept them away
with great slaughter."
General Broad wood's cavalry brigade
has reached Isabelfontein, General Hamilton is bivouacking at Jacobsrusk, General Tucker's division is moving eastward from Karra siding. Tbe division
of Generals French and Bundle are in
near Thabanchu. Thus Lord Roberts
has 50,000 men operating clear of the
railway along a front of forty miles. He
is advancing slowly, with success, but at
all points of concentration the Boers appear in force sufficient to necessitate the
British proceeding with caution.
It is announced that the British have
captured Brand fort.
Ottawa's Fire.
An Ottawa despatch says relief is pouring in for fire sufferers from all parts of
Canada. Toe latest summary of the results of the fire is as follows: Homeless
15,000, destitute 8,000, fatalities 8.
thrown out of work5,000, value of buildings destroyed $2,500,000, personal property, furniture, clothes, etc. $4,000,000.
This does not include value of lumber
destroyed nor stock and machinery in
industrial plants.
Postmaster Shakespeare at Victoria,
has received notice that commencing
July next the wages of post office employees now receiving less than $800 per
year will be increased $5 [per month.
This is due to the higher cost of living on
the coast and has been the subject of
representation to the authorities at Ottawa.        	
Messrs. Turner, Helmcken, McPhillips and Hall, tbe "Big Four" have
been selected to oppose the Martin government in Victoria city. Tbe Martin
gang will run up against a hard proposition to beat thiB four.
Messrs. Chas. Wilson. Mayor Garden,
C. E. Tisdall and Aid. Wood were nominated last week at tbe conservative convention to run Vancouver city. Mr.
Wilson was elected unanimously as lead-
of the party.
South Nanaimo liberals last week selected W. W. B. Mclnnes, M. P., to oppose Dunsmuir, there. They also pledged themselves to oppose Premier Martin, placing Mclnnes in a very awkward
position.	
Dan McGillivray, Vancouver, was
awarded the contract for the building of
the dock at Michipicoten for the Algoma
Railway, dock to cost $200,000.
Tbe Martin candidates selected for
Victoria city are: Martin, Yates, J. G
Brown and Alderman Beckwith. 2
THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, MAY 4,1900.
THE PROSPECTOR.
Published every Friday.
SUBSCRIPTION 12.00
Parable in advance.
SIC. A. FRASER, Editok and Proprietor.
FRIDAY, MAY 4, 1900.
The following facts will be of interest
to the electors of this district. For the
benefit of the mine owners and others
wbo are not in favor of the Eight-Hour
Law, Mr. Smith produces a copy of bis
speech in the legislature last spring,
which says: " Passing to consideration
of the Eight-Hour Law the member for
West Lillooet stated that had it not been
for the operation of this measure labor
and capital in the Slocan would still be
in harmony, and tbe mines of that great
district contributing their full quota to
the treasure of the world. Not only had
the existing mines been shut down, however—he knew of large amounts of capital that had been seeking investment,
and which had been kept out of the
country, no capitalist caring to invest
his money where conditions were so unreliable and unstable. As for tbe work-
ingman's side of the question, he had
himself heard miners complaint that
under the new law they were simply deprived of seventy cents or fifty cants of
their day's wage. They had wanted the
full day's wage, and when in proportion
to the reduction of the working hours,
their wages had been reduced, they looked at the matter as a case in which their
wages had been cut down by the government."
For the benefit of miners and others
who are in favor of the Eight Hour Law
a paragraph in his address to the electors contains the following: " I believe
that eight hours should be a day's work
in all underground metalliferous mines."
As far as we can judge Mr. Martin's
government is very unlikely to be sustained by the vote of the electors at the
coming elections. Who will be the future head of the government in the event
of Martin's defeat it is impossible to say,
but it is not likely that either the old
Turner or Semlin parties will again exist. In these circumstances the only
thing we can do is to send down a buttling live man to represent us, one who is
prepared to support good government
which will do what is right by this constituency in particular, and the province
in general. In discussing the respective
candidates we will refrain from personalities as far as possible, but criticism of
thoBe personal traits which make man
fit or unfit to be our lepresentative is
quite legitimate. In fact the very question the electors have to decide is, which
candidate is possessed of those qualities
which go to make a useful member of
parliament. We regret that quite a
number of Mr. Smith's supporters are
spreading untrue reports reflecting on
Mr. Skinner's private character. We
are glad to hear that Mr. Smith is an
angel, although the wings are not in
evidence. It is however, our opinion
that there is no man living who has not
had certain passages in his life, which
he would much prefer to have forgotten,
and if these persons are not more careful stories will be sure to be circulated to
Mr. Smith's detriment.
The freedom with which Indians receive intoxicants in thiB section is often
discussed both by residents and visitors.
It is not an uncommon occurence to see
Indians, both male and female, drunk in
town and vicinity. Chinatown no doubt,
provides the bulk of whisky to the Indians, and occasionally an offender is
brought to justice. The alley leading
from the main street to Whitechapel is
a revenue producer of the best kind, and
probably it would not be right to interfere severely with its inhabitants ? The
freedom Allowed the Indians in town
will yet lead to serious harm. Only last
spring an Indian committed suicide near
town the direct cause being due to
whisky. Kamloops has had experience
in the past few years, resulting in the
death of unoffending citizens, wbo have
been the victims of drunken, crazy Indians. The chiefs of the tribes are willing to assist in keeping the Indians out
of town during the evening and night,
but receive very little assistance from
the authorities. More stringent measures taken in matters relating to whisky
and Indians would be better for the community.
United States Senator Clark, of Montana, has resigned in order to prevent
his election being declared void. The
ex-senator is a gentleman with a very
great many millions of dollars, and he
spent these quite freely in securing a
seat in what has been described as the
"rich men's club." But the work of
his agents was too coarse, and Mr. Clark,
having transgressed the eleventh commandant, "Thou shalt not be found
out," has accepted the inevitable with
what grace he could muster. He is going to appeal to the state for vindication.
Usually there is not much difficulty in
securing a vindication for the lavish use
of money in politics.—Colonist.
Mr. J. D. Prentice will leave for East
Lillooet, says the Colonist, where be will
be a candidate in opposition to the Martin government. Mr. Prentice during
his legislative experience displayed much
independence of judgment, a strong
sense of fairness and an apitude for public business. His constituents will doubtless return him again as their representative.
The second trial at Victoria of the
charge of libel preferred by Messrs.
Turner and Pooley against Editor Nichol
of the Province, resulted in another disagreement. The jury was out nearly
seven hours and was then discharged,
upon the foreman's announcement, that
there was no prospect of a verdict being
arrived at.
The seven Swiss mountain guides,
brought out by the C. P. B. for service
at Banff springs, have left Montreal for
the springs.
A barber in Ferguson advertises: "All
branches of the tonsorial art executed
with ambidexterious dexeterity."
Teacher—" Willie, what's the masculine for laundress?"
Willie—"Chinaman 1"
A son of Jay Gould pa id f 10,000 for a
dog the other day, He's a bigger Jay
than his father.
LYTTOIT.
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863.
IPOST OFFICE   STOKE.
General flerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
FORWARDING AGENTS.
UREN &
MITCHELL
GENERAL BLACKSMITHING
AND HORSESHOEING.
CLINTON. B. C. Branch at Lillooet.
Manufacturers of all kind of
JHNER'S SUPPLIES, PICKS, DRILLS, Etc.
None but the best material used. Miners or
prospectors sending in orders will receive
prompt attention and satisfaction guaranteed.
A.. UFPOBD,
OF>TICIAN.
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 nersonally.
R.F.Anderscn&Co
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. 0.
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Russel Wire Fencing.
Mainland Cigar
FACTORY.
IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
CIGAR ASK FOR THE
British Lion
oe   Mainland
And be sure that each Cigar is branded, otherwise they are not genuine.
They are not only made of the Choicest Tobacco but are of home manufacture, and
should be patronized by all good citizens.
WM. TIBTJEN,
Manufacturer.
123 Water Street, VANCOUVER. B.C
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.
Pioneer
Hotel
LLILOOET, B. C.
Fred. H. Nelson, Proprietor.
^    "__s
^   ^   ^    *K   ^    ^
7K    7K    7k    7k    7k    7k
First Class Hotel in every respect.     Accommodation
for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably fur-
nishedj     Commercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
Pioneer Hotel.   Large sample room.
^k  ^   *&£   ^*   ^   ^  ^&»
7k    7R    7k    7K    7X    7k    7k\
WELL   STOCKED   BARi EXCELLENT   CUISINE,
Headquarters Itor the B. C Express Staues
Hotel Victoria.
IXiXXjXjOOXH'X', 23. C>4
Thia hotel being new and thoroughly finished throughout is the only first
class hotel in Lillooet. Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with the hotel. Headquarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
0   O   9   O   9   0    CHARGES   MODERATE.     9   9   9   9   9   9
alex. Mcdonald,
Proprietor.
EXCELSIOR;   SOUSE,
LILLOOET,                      ; B.C.
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars t-i
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.
CAMERON & HURLEY     -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B C.
R.&W. CUMMING
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
FJ-'VXXiXOJSr, -B- G.
ATRONIZE   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. GUMMING, Agent, Lillooet B. 0.
WM. B. BAILEY & CO.
Storage & Forwarding Agts
ASHCROFT, B. C.
Consign your goods to our care.    We settle railway charges and forward to
estina tion without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY A CO
^ THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, MAY 4,1900.
Acts Disallowed.
The dominion government has disallowed several acts of the legislature oi
British Columbia of the session of 1899
containing anti-Japanese clauses. Several months ago it was intimated to the
British Columbia authorities that unless the objectionable  clauses   were re-
The Seattle Clearing Houee Association
which includes in its membership every
bank in Seattle, has unanimously decided to place a discount of.VI per cent, on
all Canadian currency taken on deposit,
for collection or otherwise. The discount
rule will go into effect on May 1st. The
rule was adopted |at a meeting ef the as-
pealed it would be necessary to disallow I aociation last week, and the reason for
the acts, and on the political chaoB in  its adoption was the expressed intention
tbe province no action has been taken
the dominion government intervened before the expiry of tbe time limit. It is
understood that several private bills to
which exception was taken were allowed
to stand so as not to work an injury to
the corporations affected, but among
those vetoed are the Coal Mines Regulation Act, the Liquor License Act and tbe
Midway & Penticton Railway a<*t. The
Placer Mining act will be disallowed as
beyond tbe authority of the provincial
legislature.
Will Turkey Reluse?
A Constantinople despatch says the
United States legation has not yet re-
,^'"^ved the Porte's answer to . the  note
/nanded   to  Tewfik Pasha, the Turkish
/foreign    minister,   by   the   American
" Charge d'Affaires regarding the indemn-
V ity claims, and the impression is gaining
ground that the reply will be in tbe
negative.
The general opinion is that without a
display of force the Porte certainly will
not pay the claims, because it wishes to
show the Moslem world that it only
yields to force. It is considered here
that a simple rupture of diplomatic relations will render the Porte easier to
deal with: but a rupture of formal relations is not thought necessary, as the
sending a warship to a Mediterranean
port would suffice to obtain a settlement
of the matter in lees than 24 hours.
rfay For Manilla.
There are some eight thousand tons of
hay wanted for Manila right away, and
assents from Seattle have been quietly
buying hay in British Columbia for the
past week, in an attempt to supply the
demand. It is stated by dealers in hay
in Vancouver that the Seattle buyers
say they are ready to pay the best prices
for»5,000 tons, and if necessary will
handle it on the Fraser river bank. The
Seattle buyers do not say where the hay
is to he chipped to. That it is destined
for Manila has been learned from othei
sources, and the farmers and hay dealers, on learning the fact, are holding
their fodder very high.
of the United States treasury department to enforce the payment of a 10 pier
cent, tax upon all Canadian money paid
out by banks.
The Canadian Patriotic Fund is gradually creeping up to the quarter million
mark.   The amount to date is $247,826.
To the Electors of the
West Riding of Lillooet Electoral District.
Commissions for Crnadlans.,
The imperial government has decided
to give 24 out of the 44 commissions to
be granted to Canadians in the regular
army to officers and non-commissioned
officers serving in South Africa. Six
commissions will be given to Canadian
gentlemen who, with the fourteen which
have been given to the Royal Military
college, Kingston, will make 44 in all.
Lord Roberts will send the names of the
24 of these in South Africa whom he
recommends as candidates for commie-
- sione,
The British empire now has a population of four hundred millions, with a capacity of almost unlimited increase in
the sparsely settled regions of her colonies in the temperate zone. Add the population of '.he Yangtse valley of China,
now under the British "sphereof infill-
. ence," and we have an aggiegate of near
one half the total population of the
globe.        __	
A despatch from Lorenzo Marques estimates the Boer forces at 30,000, there
being 13,000 at Kroonstadt, 6,000 at Fourteen streams, 6,000 in Natal, 700 about
Mafeking and 1,000 at Pretoria, while
250 are on tbeir way north to intercept
General Carrington's forces.
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 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
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
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 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 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.
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LICENSED CONVIYAKCEB. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, MAY 4 1,00
LOCAL  NEWS.
Judge Cornwall  held county court
here laat Monday.
O. Abercrombie left this week for the
Lome where he will be employed on the
property.  	
W. F. Allen will leave shortly for Cadwallader creek to attend hia mining interests there.
John Marshall one of the directors of
tbe Anderson Lake Mining company,
left Tuesday for the mine where he will
remain for some time.
W. J. Glencross came over from Ashcroft laat Monday and will leave shortly
for Cadwallader to -do assessment work
for Ashcroft parties.
Mrs. T. A. Brett who has been ill in
tbe City hospital at Vancouver for a few
weeks, is now recovering and will be
able to be around again in a short time,
An epidemic of lagrippe struck town
tbe last wee* and several people have
not been feeling as well aa usual.
Mr. Archie McDonald left the first of
the week for Fire Mountain via Pemberton, to look after some mining property.
James Rowbottom left last Saturday
for Cadwallader and it is reported be
saved more than one man's life along
tbe trail.      -
J. B. Uren's blacksmith shop is fast
assuming shape and the gang employed
is kept rustling. Mr. Uren will move
bis stock, tools, etc., next week.
B. T. Ward and P. Besson left town
Sunday morning, having completed their
business here in connection with the
McGillivray creek work. They go to the
Horsefly to attend to the hydraulic mine
there.       	
Mr. C. T. Harris manager of John
Dunlop's general stdre at Tyauchton, returned Monday evening from the coast
cities where be had been visiting for the
past few weeks.
The political meeting to be held on
Monday evening the 7th, will be a joint
meeting held by both candidates, Mr. B.
B. Skinner and Mr. A. W. Smith, to
place their views on the political questions before the electors.
W. W. Brown of Newark, N. J., who
has been in Lillooet for several weeks,
looking over and prospecting tbe Horse
Shoe Bend property on the North Fork
has returned east to consult with the
principals in the property.
Mr. A. S. Addition formerly chemist
for tbe Portland Gold Extraction Company, Sawyer's bar, Cal., has gone to
British Columbia.—Mining A Scientific
Press. Mr. Additon will be employed at
tbe Toronto-Lillooet Gold Beefs on Cayoosh creek.
Dr. F. S. Beynolds of the Ashcroft
Tonrnal and president of the Anderson
Lake Mining A Milling company, arrived in town last Sunday and spent a few
days in town arranging tbe business of
carrying on the work. The tramway
line, etc., will be completed at on«*e and
development work going on in the mine.
It is tbe intention to haye the mill crushing ore in tne course of a few weeks.
The Pioneer hotel changed hands this
week, Fred H. Nelson leasing same from
W. F. Allen for a term of years. Mr.
Nelson is well-known to the traveling
public and is a very popular hotel keeper, and bis many friends will be assured
of a welcome at " Fred's " new place of
business. Mrs. Nelson will oversee the
dining department, which is a guarantee
of everything being strictly first class.
Any person wishing a few household
articles should look over this list. Bev.
Mr. Gardner will be leaving here shortly
and would like to dispose of the articles
mentioned below: 1 padded rocker, 1
camp stretcher (folding), 1 mattress, 1
toilet set (four pieces, white), 2 pair lace
curtains, 6 blinds (roller), 2 quilts, 1
clothes wringer, 1 preserving keetle, 2
lamps, 1 coel oil stove (1 burner), 1
feather bed.
*■" F. M. Bard wbo will have charge of
the mill at the Anderson Lake Mining A
Milling Co.'s property, left the first of
the week to continue the work and have
the mill in running condition as soon as
possible.   	
Wm. McDonald returned from Cayoosh creek Thursday where he had
been doing assessment on his claim, one
of the old B. C. group. He left Thursday
for Cadwallader where he will do more
work on claims.
Dr. Sanson waa called to the Bend'Or
mine last Saturday to attend a man
named McArthur who had his leg broken
while working in the mine last Thursday. Frank Biley made a quick trip for
the doctor and left again next day for the
mine. McArthur was resting easy and
made as comfortable as possible until
the arrival of the doctor.
THB   WAR   IN   APRICA.
The sudden decision of the Boer peace
delegates to go to America is attributed
to the fact that the government of the
Netherlands, after sounding all tbe
European capitals, intimated that there
was nothing to hope for from Europe.
The following ia a list of casualties
among Canadians at the battle of Black
Mountain on Wednesday, April 25th:
Private J. Defoe of Nova Scotia, killed;
Colonel Otter, Private Burns and another soldier, slightly wounded. The latter
has not been identified yet. Colonel
Otter reports that the Canadians did
well in this battle.
The latest from the front on Monday
indicates that the Boer evacuated Tha-
banchee only to occuy stronger positions.
General DeWet tried to turn General
French's eastern flank but was foiled by
the cavalry after vigorous manoeuvring.
A Canadian 12 pounder battery has
arrived at Beira n tbe 23rd, and wil . be
with General Garrington.
A private report from Mafeking dated
26th says everything is satisfactory.
Pretoria 30.—As a sequence to the
Johannesburg explosion (if! which the
Boer cartidge factory was blown up) tbe
government bas ordered British subjects
with a few exceptions, to leave the Transvaal within forty-eight hours.
General Hunter is about to start on a
200 mile march into Mafeking with 5,000
men.
London May 2.—Fighting heavier than
any since Ladysmith seems imminent
near Thabanche. Despatches from Lord
Roberts show that tbe Boer rear guard
stubbornly resists his advance. General
French, who iB directing operations, has
at least 25,000 men, probably 30,000.
The Boers are estimated at 6,000 to 10,-
000.
So long as the Boers engage the attention of tbe force at Thabanche the advance on Pretoria will be delayed, but it
is believed General Botha will only stand
for a few days being eventually beaten
off.
A native runner got through from
Mafeking on April 22nd with despatches
which says: "We can stick it out for
two months or more.   Nobody minds."
To the Electors of the
West Biding of Lik
«
looet Electoral District.
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 exant in mineral property
in the district. I am therefore desirous that
its resources should be developed, and conse
quently 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 tbe 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, the Empire
Valley, Pemberton Meadows and Anderson
Lake districts and the improvements of roads
and trails generally, are an absolute necessity
With regard to the eight hour law: 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 sec no reason why men should not
be free to work extra time provided they were
compensated accordingly.
With regard to Alien Act: I may say that I
have always opposed it even before it was passed
in the house, and from my personal observation
in Atlin last fall my opinion is that it was a
grevious mistake.
I am opposed to the employment of Oriental
labor in mines.
I consider it was a mistake to withdraw the
subsidy given to physicians to induce them to
reside in outlying districts in the province.
The improvement of the laws pertaining to
quartz and placer mining shall always receive
my most careful consideration and attention.
It is my intention, if elected to visit every part
of the riding at least once a year in order to ascertain tbe needs of my constituents so that I
shall bein 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.
Co. JcX. Jc3,h^L'J±i,_L"J_„
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LTLLOOET, B. C.
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Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
MINERS' OUTFITS A SPECIALTY.
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