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Array THE
PROSPECTOR.
Vol. 2, No. 31.
LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9,   1900.
$2.00 a year.
LEGISLATIVE   ASSEMBLY.
(From Our Victoria Correspondent.)
Victoria, February 2nd.—The 'parliamentary week just closed has witnessed
tlie beginning of the end so far as the
Hemlin-Ootton government is concerned.
It may continue to exist by the grace of
its supporters for a few weeks longer,
but the time iB bound to come in the
near future when some one member will
fee) himself aggrieved (little matter what
about) and take advantage of the weapon
y\ that he finds ready to   his hand for the
overthrow of the government. Mr. Pren
tice has already emphasized the completeness of the farce into which popular government has degenerated in this
province, and Premier Prentice is the
new title he has received in consequence
at the hands of his brother parliamentarians.
It was .in connection with the Coal
Mines Regulation bill—a measure which
while ostensibly designed to indirectly
exclude Orientals from colliery employment underground is (to speak plainly)
devised to enable the New Vancouver
Coal Co.—the reputed backer of quite a
number of the government leaders—to
secure an advantage over their business
rival, the Dunsmuirs, who employ a
number of Chitieee workmen underground—while the N. V. C. Co. utilize
their Orientals on the surface.
Hon. Dr. McKechnie has charge of
the bill, and with the colleagues in the
government bad determined to force the
matter through with a rush. It was on
the motion for second reading, and no
consideration was given the opposition
or their arguments. Messrs. McPhillips
, and Joseph Martin urged the insertion
of the educational clause which is the
essence of the bill, would work injustice
on white workimen because of their inability to read English. Colonel Baker
asked for one day's grace in order to ascertain the effect it would have on his
constituents. Mr. Helmcken asked for
an adjournment until he could procure
certain authorities necessary to his arguments. Iu vain was Mr. Higgin's reminder that it had been promised that
debate would go over until the following
day.
'• We've  changed our  minds," was
Hon. Dr. Kechnie's blunt  rejoinder, in
admission of a deliberate breach of faith,
while the private members of the party
, smiled and sneered at the indignation of
their opponents, fancying themselves secure in tbe possession of a majority of
one—not counting the speaker.
Mr. Prentice had not been reckoned in
the calculation at all for the reason that
he had accepted a " pair" with Mr.
Dunsmuir when that gentleman had
been called to New York by the news of
his brother's fatal illness. In consequence little interest was manifested
when he took his seat after Mr. Helmcken had bean refused permission to
adjourn the debate, or even when he
(Prentice) rose in his place and caught
' the speaker's attention.
There was a magical change in the attitudes and expressions however, when
he said what he had to say, proceeding
to illustrate the ability of any member
of the government party to " held a
pistol at the head of the premier," as
one opposition had expressed it—and
command obedience. He added that he
had just been released from his pair
with Mr. Dunsmuir and indicated if the
matter came to a vote he would be with I
the opposition.     " I think it would be'
well for the senior member for Victoria
to apply again for an adjournment of the
debate," he said "ana for the government to grant it," realizing he had the
government and all its following completely rattled.
If they had considered it the government might have realized that they
would, with Mr. Prentice voting against
them, have still a tie and be able to save
themselves by the useful speaker's vote.
As it was they were seized with panic.
The ground seemed less secure than
ever; the arrogant position they had
been inconsiderately asserting all
through the afternoon was abandoned in
a moment.
"Oh, very well," said the president
of the council.
And the adjournment waB forthwith
granted, the silence of the government
phalanx being that of utter and complete consternation. The very next day
it happened again. The government
were determined to force a conclusion of
the debate, and foolishly declared with
positiveness that they would hold a
night session to do it. Mr. Prentice
with one other supporter quietly suggested, "Oh, will you!" and the government recognized the ever-present pistol,
and threw up their hands. This is parliamentary government in British Columbia under present conditions.
Aside from the demonstration of the
helplessnesses of the government to control the house, it has been chiefly notable for the further references to British
Columbia's patriotic readiness to doits
share in fighting the battles of the empire, and the peculiar apathy or indifference of the dominion and provincial
governments on the same subject. Premier Semlin has as yet failed to insist on
the federal ministers putting their acceptance of mounted scouts in definite
terms. He has declined the offers of
Victoria and Vancouver cities to furnish
and equip civic contingents supplemental to the provincial force. The government he said, had given the matter consideration, and they were not justified
in wiring these offers to the dominion
authorities inasmuch as tbey had Been
no evidence that the communities concerned were in a position to carry out
their patriotic proposals.
The important legislation of the week
is largely contained in the bill for the
amendment of the Liquor License Act,
upon which the opposition may well
join in tbe chorus of " we told you so."
In debating its second reading, Mr. A
W. Smith was glad, he said, to Bee the
government manifesting a disposition to
correct some of its mistakes of last session. In the act of 1899 it was provided
that the applicant for a license should
send to the minister of finance his fees
in advance, so that the fee should reach
the treasury two weeks before the application could be passed upon. He did
not think this was right. There should
be some rule by which tbe applicant for
a license need not be uselessly deprived
of the use of his money for six weeks.
Mr. Smith also thought that it
would be well for the government to arrive at some definite understanding—upon tho basis of population or otherwise—
as to whether a license should cost $100
a year or$2J0. Tnere should be some
general rule adopted in fairness and as
calculated to give more general satisfaction to all concerned. The profits did
not justify so high a license charge, and
(Continued on second page.)
THE  WAR BULLETIN.
London 3.—News from Ladysmith
three days ago, Bays the Boer investment lines, were thinning and that the
beseigere were moving in force to Tugela
river, indicating that a collision was expected there.
Lord Kitchener has been traveling
from army to army in northern Cape
Colony and General French is now in
Capetown consulting with Lord Roberts.
Large engineering works are proceeding at Modder river, suggesting that
General Methuen's fortified camp will
be tbe base from which to invade the
Free State.
Modder Spruit 6.—Message from Ladysmith yesterday says: "Continuous
cannonading proceeding since five o'clock
in morning with an occasional roar of a
I>ng Tom. Firing, it is added, continues.
Tbe following is a despatch to tbe London Standard from Coppies Dam 5th:
"General Hector Ma?donald, with brigade of infantry, regiment of Lancers
and one battery reached here from Modder river in what is regarded as an important move to the right of the Boer
position at Magerefontein.
London 7.—Lord Roberts has distributed, in towns hwdering invaded terri-
tore, an invitation to Free Staters and
Transvaalers to go into the desert, offering them good treatment and restoration
to farms on British occupation. Colonial
rebels are advised to surrender in preference to being taken prisoners.
London 8.—The British columns are
in motion in all parts of the South African field. A combined attack upon the
Boers appears to be in progress.
General Buller has gained a footing on
the plateau north of the Tugela, after
two days fighting.
On the western border General Methuen has begun a turning movement on
the Boer right, while General Hector
McDonal threatens the Boer flank.
Lord Roberts who is in the middle of
the theater of war has begun tbe march
on Bloemfontein.
A later despatch on the 8th, says the
force under General Buller is again advancing to the relief of Ladysmith and
after two days severe fighting it may be
said to have made a step on the road to
that town. Our casualties, although estimated at 250 arejtrifling compared with
the importance of tbe movement just
concluded.
Despat of the 9th, the London Times
says the Boers are running short of big
gun projectiles.
General Buller cables war office approximate British casualties at Poitget-
ers drift up to noon Tuesday were: Officers two killed and fifteen wounded, men
216 Rilled and wounded.
At Rensburg the Boer position was
igorously shelled with lyddite this morning.
London 9.-—Following to Daily Telegraph from Spearman's camp 6th: "This
is the second day of the battle and fighting is fiercer than yesterday. At dawn
the Boers began action by shelling our
bivouac with Long Tom and other guns.
Shells fell near the spot where General
Buller and staff were watching the engagement. Our guns soon silenced the
enemy's artillery but Boers repeatedly
brought back their gune, fired a few
rounds and then changed position. Our
guns blew up enemy's ammunition wag
on on Doom Kloof. General Lyttleton's
brigadejwas shot at from three sides and
had a warm time of it. Boers made desperate efforts to recover Smoking Hill.
Durham light infantry, Kings Royal
Rifles and Scottish Rifles gallantry
charged and cleared position. Fighting
continued until 9 o'clock, several prisoners were taken who say the Boers loet
heavily yesterday. Enemy suffered severally today. Reported armed Kaffirs
among their in trenches.
Steamship Pomeranian with Canadian
mounted rifles passed Cape \erde Islands yesterday.
LATE   TELEQRAPH   NEWS.
LOCAL   ITEMS.
Mr. R. T. Ward arrived in town Tuesday evening and will remain for a few
days before going up to the mine on
McGillivray Creek.
John Wilson the cattle fling, and
Thomas Cooney of 8-Mile Creek, near
Savonas, were in town the first of the
week attending to tneir stock in this
section.     .
The youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. T.
S. Brett has been very ill the   past   two
days and its recovery is   very  doubtful
Mr. Brett is expected down from McGil
livray Creek this evening.
Dr. Sanson was called to Pavilion last
Friday evening to attend Miss Magee,
who had injured herself by falling from
her horse. Miss Magee is now resting
easy and although not as seriously injured as at first supposed, it will probably be some time before she is able to
be around again.
Nothing has been heard yet as to wh o
was the successful tenderer for the mail
contract from Lytton to Lillooet. Tenders were asked for to be in by January
19th, and the service to go into effect
February 1st. It is strange that no
information can be obtained in this matter and we hope some satisfactory explanation will come by todays mail.
Valentine Concert.
The following is the program to be
rendered next Wednesday evening in
Santini's hall. Mr. J. B. Cherry will
be chairman.
PART I.
1. Instrumental, Mr. Fraser.
2. Chorus, by the ladies.
3. Accordion, Miss H. Williams,
4. Reading, Mr. S. Gibbs.
5. Tableau," Valentine."
6. Solo, Mrs. R. H. Brett.
7. Solo and chorus, "Soldiers of the Queen."
8. Recitation, Miss Flossie McKivor.
9. Solo, Mrs. J. Marshall.
10. Instrumental, Mrs. Ilooge.
11. Song and dance, Miss Carrie McKivor.
12. Charade.
13. 8olo,;Mrs. Miller.
part ir.
1. Reading, W. M. Brandon.
2. Duet, Misses McKivor and Spellman,
3. Song. " Tommy Atkins," Mr. S. Gibbs.
4. Instrumental, Mr. Hollingsworth.
5. Song, Mr. J. N. Jensen.
6. Tableau, " Gypsy's Warning."
7. Solo. Mr. W. Durban.
8    Recitation, Mr. J. S. Bell.
9.  Solo and chorus.
10   Reading, Mrs. Gardner.
11. Solo, Mr. Jas. H. 8. Rowbottom.
12. Chorus.
13. Charade.
Special to The Prospector.
Victoria, Feb. 7th—In committee consideration of the liquor license bill it
was provided at the instance of Mr. Mc
Phillips, that hereafter no license shall
be granted for premises within 300 leet
of a church or school building, while the
government intimated an intention to
amend the act by reducing the cost of
rural licenses considerably.
The government has decided to proceed with action for libel against Editor
Sarel of the Kamloops Standard, and
Sheldon Williams, the writer of the articles in that paper reflecting on the
1 ieu t an t-governor.
The important government bill amending the school act was introduced this
afternoon and is found to be very much
as outlined during debate on speech
from the throne. It proposes to extend
the system of local board control now in
vogue in Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster and Nanaimo, to Cumberland,
Columbia, Grand Forks, Greenwood
Kamloops, Kaslo, Revelstoke, Rossland,
Nelson, Sandon,{Vernon and Wellington,
each to have its trustee board hereafter
and pay all school charges, receiving a
per capita grant of $10, if attendance exceeds 3500 for the year; of $15, if attendance exceeds 500, or of $20, otherwise,
the major amount being received by tbe
12 towns named.
It is hinted that the estimates, now
almost ready for presentation, will surprise the country in their liberality,
which is variously interpreted by the
opposition as indicating that a general
election is imminent, or that the government is so completely under the control
of each individual supporter, that it dare
refuse no one anything.
Lieut.-Governor Mclnnes is watching
present chapter of events very closely
and may dismiss the government at any
moment.
Jos Martin tonight gives notice of fresh
want of confidence resolutions, urging
that immediate general redistribution
bill should precede all other business,
his motion in this direction being prefaced as follows: "Whereas, tbe government has an extremely narrow majority,
if any, and may at any time meet with
defeat, and the result of such defeat may
mean a general election, and whereas,
the party which the present government
purports to represent made agitation
when in opposition, against the present
unfair distribution of seats" etc.
A good way of showing practical patriotism in the present time of trouble,
can be done by donating towards the
Canadian patriotic fund. The list for
subscriptions is at tbe post oflice and
should be filled in a very short time.
Most of the citizens escaped the Mansion House fund and as this is the first
of the kind in Lillooet, it should not be
overlooked by our patriotic citizens.
N. Coughlin, W. Ferguson and Harry
Attwood will leave tomorrow for the
Lorne on Cadwallader to get the arrastra and tools in preparation for tbe coming seasons' work.
The Bridge River mail left on  Tuesday. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B.^C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1900.
THE PROSPECTOR.
Published every Friday.
SUBSCRIPTION   * 12.00
Payable in advance.
RIC. A. FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 9, 1900.
The opening up of Indian reserves
for mining purposes is a matter that
should have been done years ago. It is
hoped the proposed legislation which will
be introduced will pass and become law.
Not only up the coast is trouble experienced, but all through the interior by
Indiaas holding valuable ground and
putting it to no use. In Lillooet district
there is ground for miles which would
pay big if it was open to mine, but if a
miner dares to encroach on the reserve
he is promptly ordered away. The Indians do mine a little occasionally on a
small scale, but not to amount to anything, and when they do it is not often
on the reserve. To prohibit mining on
reserves is an injustice and also prevents
the expenditure of large sums of money
and the employment of labor. The government is always after revenue and this
is a consideration in throwing open these
reserves. In early days in British Columbia the establishing of Indian reserves was done in a very reckless manner,
and it looks as if the powers those days
never expected an increase in the white
population. Land that has since become of some use to miners and settlers
was handed over to the Indian without
a thought of the future. If all the land
owned by the Indians was put to some
use, there would be no complaint, but it
is not, and on numerous reserves only a
solitary Indian lives and nine times out of
ten are deeerted. Some of the coast cities
'inow what it i i to have Indian reserves
in the heart of the city and would like to
remove the acts of early legislators.
Give the Indian his dues but do not let
him have all the valuable land and freedom of the country, thereby hindering
white men in opening up the country.
J. D. Prentice, M. L. A., for Ea6t Lillooet, iB displaying independence in the
house at Victoria. He does not attend
government caucuses, although sitting
on that side of the house, which leaves
him free to vote whatever way he wishes
and to the best interests of tne province.
Prentice has the whip-hand and has
made the Semlin-Ootton gang squirm on
a couple of occasions last week, and will
shortly assist in overthrowing the government. More than one member of the
government is wavering and are likely to
flop at any time. The Semlin government has lost control of the house as
well as the confidence of the people, and
the most honorable thing that can be
done iB to resign aud give the electors a
chance to put a competent body of men
in charge of the business of the province.
The liquor license act, passed last session, caused a great deal of unnecessary
trouble and inconvenience when put into
practice. With a viaw of remedying the
defects in the efficient and smooth working of the act, the aitorney-general has
introduced a bill to amend those features
which have not proved as satisfactory as
was anticipated. The amendments do
away with the personal attendance before
the commissioners of those who seek renewals ; the $10 application fee is abolished, asiB also the bond. License fees may
be sent to either a government agent or
the finance minister. Commercial travellers and agents taking orders in BritiBh
Columbia for liquor to be imported to
non-holders of wholesale licenses are required to take out a license costing $200
a year.	
Lillooet district will this year be the
attraction of mining men and capitalists.
The district will be prospected and mined thoroughly and the result will be
some the largest and best paying mines
in the province. " Keep your eye on
Lillooet."
LEGISLATIVE   ASSEMBLY.
(Continued from tisrt piige.)
he hoped the attorney-general would see
hia way to reduce this charge in committee, to perhaps the old figure of $60.
The attorney-general said that it would
be considered.
During the annual rehash of the game
law this session, the following ultra-radical amendments were carried, despite
the protests of the opposition.
1. No person shall at any time shoot
at, kill or have in his possession, any
male elk with horns having less than
twelve points.
2. No person shall shoot at, hunt, trap,
take or kill any beaver for a period of
twe years from the 1st day of May 1900.
3. No person during the period mentioned in paragraph v2) hereof, either on
his own behalf or as agent for any person, firm or corporation, shall purchase,
barter or trade for any skin or pelt of a
beaver which has been killed during said
period, and the onus of proof as to the
date of killing shall be upon the person
in whose possession such skin or pelt is
found.
4. Any person offending against the
provisions of this section shall be liable
for each offence, on conviction thereof
in a summary manner before any justice
of tne peace, in accordance with the provisions of the summary conviction act,
to the folljwing fines for the following
offences, namely;
For shooting at, hunting, killing or
having in his possession each male elk
contrary to the provisions of paragraph
(1) of this section, $50.
For shooting at, hunting, trapping or
killing each beaver contrary to the provisions of paragraph (2) of this section,
$50.
For purchasing, bartering or trading
for each skin or pelt of a beaver contrary
to the provisions of paragraph (3) of this
section, $25.
Costs to be levied by distress, or to imprisonment for any term not exceeding
30 days, or to both fine and imprisonment."
Mr. Pooley looked upon theBe provisions and penalties as farcical and impossible to properly enforce, while Mr.
A. W. Smith inquired how a dealer
could determine, when a skin was offered
him, the exact date at which the animal
had been killed. He held that such a
change in the law. would only result in
complication and embarrassment, and
thought that the present protection of
the game act was quite sufficient if that
law were properly enforced. At present
the law was set at nought, and very few
visiting hunters troubled themselves to
secure licenses. What was wanted waB
not so much amendment of the law, but
a more vigorous enforcement.
Another amendment to the law, made
at the instance of M. McPhillips, was to
this effect: "In all cases the onus of
proving that anv skin or hide of any animal mentioned in this act is not intended to be exported as aforesaid shall be
upon the person in whoBe possession or
cuBtody the same may be found."
In this connection Mr. Smith argued
that such an amendment might work
considerable hardship upon up country
farmers and hunters who might have to
go 40 or 50 miles sometimes to prove that
they did not intend to export the skins
they might have in their possession.
An important question propounded
during the week just closed, was addressed by Mr. A. W. Smith to the minister of mines as follows:
"Why waa it necessary for the minister oi mines to issue the notice, as  pub
lished in the Gazette 20th April, 1899,
that the powers conferred upon mining
recorders by section 6, placer mining act
amendment act, 1899, and by section 8
of the mineral act amendment act, 1899,
should not be exercised by them until so
directed by the minister of mines.
"Was the notice issued by authority
of the placer mining act, and section 143
of the mineral act? If yes, has the order or regulation been laid before the
legislative assembly, as required by the
placer mining and mineral acts?"
Hon. Mr. Hume replied: "This department considered .these sections quite
clear as to tkeir intent and meaning, as
only legalizing the acts of a mining recorder should tie be called upon—by the
exigencies of the service or by this department—to act in the place or stead of
a gold commissioner who might be unable to so act owing to sickness, absence
or other cause, viz., that the powers of a
gold commissioner "may de performed
by a mining recorder," and ttiat the section was in no sense mandatory. As an
example of its application, I might Bay
that the mining recorder at New Denver
has been instructed to act as gold commissioner within the Slocan mining division, pending the appointment of a gold
commissioner for that district, and his
acts as such have force under this section.
The notice in the Gazette of the 20th
April, 1899, was issued by me to the
mining recorders as officers of this department, to assure a uniform practice
in the service, and inasmuch as any
other interpretation would have caused
great confusion and been inexpedient.
These instructions were not issued under section 150 of tha placer mining act,
nor of section 143 of the mineral act."
Captain John Irving furnishes further
excitement in the course of the next few
days, when he will move that "in the
opinion of this house it is a menace to
parliamentary institutions for a speaker
ol the house to attend party caucuses."
The motion is strengthened by the well-
understood feeling of Mr. Prentice and
one or twoother of the government members against the principle or practice involved. The action may therefore lead
either to a defeat for the government on
the straight issue, or to a desperate salvation of a partisan speaker by that
speaker's vote.
During the passage of the jurors' act,
Col. Baker, Price Ellison and A. W.
Smith made a vigorous fight for the in-
increase of the juror's fees from $2 per
diem to at least $3. They pointed out
that it was unreasonable to ask men
earning $3.50 per diem to serve on juries
for lets than the amount proposed. Although Attorney-General Henderson declared his inability to comply with the
suggestion, he intimated that the matter would receive very serious consideration before next session.
Mr. Kellie's " freak " bill—to provide
that no person wearing hair more than
six inches in length from the scalp shall
be eligible for employment in any mine
of this province—has passed its first
reading but will probably be declared
out of order at its next appearance as involving unwarrantable interference with
personal liberty of action.
A novel proposition is contained in
Mr. McBride's bill to amend the Municipal Elections Act, now listed for second reading. It is to permit of the introduction of an automatic voting machine combining the principles of the
cash regiBter and and the nickel-in-the
slot devise. Its practical advantages
were inquired into by a committee of
the house last sessi on, and very favorably reported upon.
Want of confidence resolutions standing the names of Mr. Turner and Mr.
Martin are shelved until the return of
Mr. Dunsmuir from New York.
The government are still considering
the advisability of bringing in force the
Torrens system of land registration approved by the house last session.
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for Lillooet, returning next day.    Special trips made.
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THE   HANG-UP  STICK.
How dear to my heart my remembrance of milling,
Reproduced are the scenes in my fancy so
true:
Tlie leaky ore feeders that always were spilling
More rock on the floor than they ever fed
through.
Tlie wobbly old pulley, our cam-shaft adorning,
The menacing ore bin that threatened to kill;
1'lie  two old  cracked cams that were keyed
every morning,
And the grease-reeking hang-up stick used
In the mill.
That grease-garnished weapon I've grasped
with a feeling.
When often at noon from my luncheon I flew;
What a gift of profanity I was revealing,
As I hung up a stamp that had broken a shoe!
The greasy old " cam-post," the chain blocks
hung near It,
The sledge and the drifts and the shims that
don't fill;
And George's shrill whistle—a dead man could
hear it—
As we rushed for the hang-up stick used in
mill.
But now far removed from that grease-smeared
condition,]
No tears of regret do my eyes every fill;
Yet I hail as an old friend this pigmy edition
Of the greafe-festooned hang-up stick used in
the mill.
-Matt Waite.
Upton Challenges Again.
Sir Thomas Lip ton, who took his beat-
ihg in such an excellent spirit, has no
intention of letting his friends on the
other side of the ocean retain the America Cup with their hands folded. He
has issued another challenge,and intends
to build another boat to compete for the
cup, which will positively be the beet
that ever wet keel, if money and British
workmanship can produce it. We congratulate Sir Thomas on his spirited determination to try again, and cordially
wish him better luck next time. Our
Glasgow correspondent telegraphs that
Mr. G. L. Watson, of that city, will design the new boat for Sir Thomas, and
that, in all probability, she will be built
on the Clyde. Indeed, it is said in
yachting circles there that a model of the
new challenge! is at present being experimented with.—London Daily Mail.
Vancouver'* Big mil.
Captain Gaudin, agent of the dominion department of marine at Vancouver,
lias examined the site of the proposed
saw mill on Coal harbor, opposite Dead-
man's island, and will report to the government that the wharves will not interfere with navigation. The Pacific Coast
Lumber company will build a mill there
as large as any in the province, employing a larger number of hand* than the
Hasting mill, already there. The site ie
on the mainland, 2,000 feet from Dead-
man's island, and in the heart of the
west end residential district. The plant
is especially intended for the car trade of
the Northwest and Manitoba. The
shingle mill department is to be the largest on the coast.
An Irishman, one of a gang of harvesters, was one day remarking in a village alehouse on the cheapness of provisions in Ireland.
'Shure,' said he, 'there you can buy a
salmon for sixpence, and a dozen mackerel for twopence.'
'What made yon leave such a fine
country then, Pat?' asked a villager.
'Arrah, me boy!' answered the son of
Erin, 'but where was the sixpence and
two-pences to come from ?'
A fracas took place last week at Vancouver on board the Australian steamer
Miowera. The men had been paid off
on Saturday, getting their month's
wages, and most of them got drunk.
There was oue Boer sympathizer in the
gang, and the other men attacked him.
He was cut all over the body and was
taken to the hospital, with a second,
who had his leg broken in the row*
THE BOOK OF THE TEAR.
"The Bow-legged Ghost ud Other Stories/
With an intro-
d uctlon by
Am erica's
greatest poet,
James Whit-
comb Riley. Aa
illustrated volume of original
bum oroue
■ketches, verse,
facetious paragraphs and colloquies. A book
that wiU not
disappoint the
reader, as it
enters a new
and heretofore
unexplored
field of humor.
A book to be
read aloud and
enjoyed among
your friends. Contains "The Bow-legged Ghost,"
"When Ezra Sang First Bass, "The Man Who
Couldn't Ungh,^ "Possible Titles of Future
Books," "Selling Locks of Hair," "No Woman, No
Fad." "society Actresses," etc., etc. This first
edition bound in cloth, printed on extra fine
paper, and absolutely the best humorous book published. Worth $2.50, mailed postpaid for ti.oo.
Order at once. Send for our new special illustrated catalogue mailed free. Gives you the lowest prices on all good books.  Address all orders to
THE WERNER COMPANY,
faMlthm aa« Haanfactartrs. Akron, Ohio.
(Tlw W.rn.r Company It thoroughly reliable.]—Editor.
A.. UFPOE'D,
OPTICIAN.
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 aa if you came nersonally.
On returning from the barn early one
one morning the old man found his wife
in tears.
"Wha'cher cryin' about, Melissy?"
he inquired.
"Nothen—one—uv our darters—was
stole las' night." she sobbed.
"The redheaded un?" he asked laconically.
"Yes—pore Mag—she was the best
gal"-
• Bob Scuttles?"
"Uv course. Hasn't been no other
feller waitin' on her. Ain't vou goin' to
pursue after 'em an arrest Mm?"
" Uv course not." he replied sternly.
"I'm not under obligations to help Bob
Scuttles out uv no difficulty. Let him
no ahead and work out bis sentence,
name's I've been a-doin fur the las' 40
year."
A man should go to bed when be ie
sleepy and not before. He should get up
when he is obliged to and not before.
No specified time can be set for anyone.
Circumstances must govern cases When
a person wakes up for good and can no
longer sleep is the natural time to get up.
(f he wakes up anc finds himself irresistibly inclined to turn over and take en-
other nap, he is doing violence to nature
if he does not wield to the desire, provided all other things are equal. The
eady rising habit is an old superstition
which should be abandoned. So says
the Rev. Dr. T. DeWitt Talmage'
To use a paradoxical expression, the
only money wasted in advertising is the
money which is not expended for it. If
the tradesman could profitably keep the
public in ignorance concerning the existence of hie store and its stock nobody
would advertise. But since advertising
has been proved to be both profitable
and necessary there is no logical excuse
for the merchant who refuses to employ
that method of bettering bis bnsiness
fortunes.
J. B. Charleson, of public works, left
Ottawa on Feb. 1st with a staff of officials
to build a telegraph line from Atlin to
Quesnelle, to connect with the eastern
telegraph system, thereby giving direct
telegraph connection between the Yukon
and all outside places. Work will be
commenced at once, and the through
line will be finished before next fall.
BAILEY
HOTEL.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON,
B. C.
First-class in every "respect.
Choice  Wines,  Liquors
and Cigars, Sample
room   free.
H. STEFFENS^
LYTTON, B. C.
 DEALER   IN 	
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
LlTTT02sJ\
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established Itiftl.
POST OFFICE   STOIMEB.
General flerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
F. B. REBAGLIATI,
Horse Shoeing.
General Blacksmith
Work done at reasonable prices.
LYTTOISr, B.C.
HALF-WAY HOUSE.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLIVRAY   Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquarterefor stage.    Stable in connection.
Mainland Cigar
FACTORY.
IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
CIGAR ASK FOR THE
British Lion
OB
Mainland
Ami 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. TIBTJB5N,
MANl'FAGTDRI-*.
12S WaterBtraat, VANCOUVER. B C
J. H. Clements,
ASHCROFT, B. C.
Tbe leading mail order Drug and Stationery
House in the Interior.
. THTD -  - «.
M HAMILTON MANUFACTURING CO.
Engineers
and Contractors
MODERN MINING AND MILLING MACHINERY.
Sole agents:
M. Beatty k sons Dredging Machinery
Contractors for the design and construction of complete stamp mills, concentration,
clornation, cyanide and smelter equipments
Peterboro Ont., and Vancouver, B. C.
J. M. Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
Handled*
Properties Bondeo:
Vancouver. B. C'
CARIBOO & LILLOOET
STAGE TRAVEL
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All points in Cariboo—Monday.
LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and FridaY.
Forks of Quesnelle and way points—Monday.
Through and return tickets at reduced rates.    Special conveyances furnished.
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY
Head Office:   ASHCROFT, B. C.
THOS.  McCOSH.
MBBCHAITT   T^LIXiOK/.
ASHCBOFT, B. 6.
Tweeds, Trouserings, Serges, Winter Goods, etc
Call and inspect oar stock. Good workmanship and moderate charges.   Repair
ng and cleaning a specialty.   Orders by mail or express punctually attended to.
CARGILE HOUSE,   alhcroft, b. c.
Is now under new management and has been thoroughly renovated. Culinary
department unsurpassed.     The Bar is stocked with choice liquors and cigars and
will be in charge of experienced men.   Every convenience for commercial men.
FRED H. NELSON, - - - Proprietor.
N, de Keyser
ASHCROFT
Manufacturing Jeweler, Watchmaker and Optician
THE  LELAITD^
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.
VANCOUVER, B. €
w:m:. n-sv^tiXiTOisr. fro3p« THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B.C., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1900.
LOCAL ITEMS.
The Dominion house opened for
ness on February 1st.
busi-
A. Richey of the Big Horn ranch on
Bridge river was in town this week on
business.    '
Mr. A. Kaye left Monday afternoon by
stage for Lytton and will be absent for a
few weeks.	
Mr. John Hawley left Vancouver tbe
first of the week for a trip to eastern
.... *
cities on business.
Rev. W. W. Hardie, Presbyterian
minister, will hold service in the Methodist church Sunday evening.
In another column is published the
programme for the concert to be held in
Santini's hall on Wednesday 14th inst.
W. F. Allen of the Pioneer hotel has
tbe acetylene gas plant working and
his hotel is now illuminated with the
new light.	
Tbe past week snow has been the turn
in the weather and although it is a little
chilly the atmosphere is a pleasant
change from the wet and muddy season
just passed.
Robert Yorston left Tuesday morning
for the Portage with six-hor.ee and out*
fit. He will be engaged handling the
heavy pieces of machinery over the Port"
age from Seaton late.
J. J. Patterson has his residence on
Cayoosh creek, near the lake, about
completed and will be '' at home" in a
few days. Jimmy Rowbottom is also
contemplating'erecting a mansion in the
same locality.
W. F. Gibson an old time resident of
Lillooet, and also interested here yet,
returned from the coast and Atlin Monday evening, after an absence of nearly
a year. He will spend a few weeks in
town visiting his friends before going
north again.
All the machinery for the first ten
stamps for the McGillivray creek stamp
mill is at tbe Portage and will be taken
up Anderson lake to its destination at
once on a catamaran built for the purpose. From the lake to the mill John R.
Williams has a contract for moving the
machinery.
Mr. G. F. Monckton, a well known
mining man from Kamloops, arrived
Tuesday evening and is at present examining the gravel banks opposite town, for
a syndicate. If water can be successfully
put on the ground, machinery will be
secured with the intention of working
on a large scale.
The building erected between Santini's
store and the Excelsior house, by Messrs.
Fraser and Santini will bt completed in
a few days. The large room next the
Excelsior will be used as tbe dining room
for the hotel and the other room will be
used for office purposes. The building
presents a very creditable appearance
and makes a nice block.
Messrs T. B. Deasey,  H. Bird, W. H.
Lewis, P. Appel and 0. Schotte  arrived
by stage from Lytton Wednesday evening, on their way to the  McGillivray
Creek mines. , Mr. Deasey remained  in
town and will probably go np tomorrow,
the millwrights leaving Thureday morning.   Mr. Deasey is an experienced and
practical miner and  will  have  entire
charge of the work and with his  assistants will have the  mill  and  mine  in
shape to work on a large scale tbe coming season.
Canadian Patriotic Fund.
The Canadian Patriotic Fund Association have opened a subscription list in
the post oflice at Lillooet for tbe Canadian patriotic fund. His Excellency Lord
Minto, governor-general of Canada is
the president of the association, and the
fund, which has received the pa'ronage
of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, is for the
following purposes:
1. For the benefit of the widows, orphans, and other dependents of officers
and men of the military forces of Canada,
who may, unfortunately, lose their lives
in, or in connection with, the war operation; in South Africa.
2. For the benefit of the soldiers themselves (whether combatant or non-combatant) on duty in South Africa, with
the authority of the government of Canada, their families, or dependents, who
may have been disabled by wounds,
sickness, etc.
3. For the benefit of tbe wives, children, and dependents, separated at home
from those serving in South Africa.
Subscribers desiiious of having their
subscription applied specially to any of
the above objects, should please mention
same when subscribing.
J B CHERRY,
A. B. TRIN. COLL., DUBLIN.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, NOTARY PUBLIC
Lillooet. B. C
SATIUEL GIBBS,
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining  Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
MLLOOKT and BRIDGE RIVER. B. Q_
LICENSED CONVEYANCER.
UREN &
MITCHELL
GENERAL BLACKSM1THING
AND HORSESHOEING.
CLINTON. B. C. Branch at Lillooet.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
OF B.C., LTD.    ;
Our Specialties:
INTERIOR
LA MORENA
X-A-MLOOFS, 23 G.
EXCELSIOR
HOUSE-^ .
Dining Eoom.
First class meals served with all the
delicacies of the season. Meal tickets
furnished on application.
MRS. A.T.RILEY,
Proprietress
co. H- _E3_EoJ±i,-L"J_l.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
CANDIES, FRUITS, NUTF
LILLOOET, B. C
M. DUMOND
A8HCROBT and LILLOOET.
More
More
More
More
More
More
More
More
More
tAffirlf .Carpenters   and Miner's
Tools.
Houses.Bu"41ngHardWftre
Light.
and paper.
The latest Acetylene gas
machines.
||..i See our new line of Air
neat..   Tight Heaters.
D r a 9 rl AH sizes of cooking stoves
DlCdU.   and ranges.
I|l,iap Hot water  boilers  an
1WalCI.   Bath tubs.
WOftfl Crosscut saws, axes, files
and grind stones.
The Sherwin-Williams
paint.
Style.
IAA All sizes of hockey and spring
It»6.   skates.
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 &Co
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Pick?, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Kussel Wire Fencing.
SEATON LAKE
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.
Canadian
Pacific
Railway.
Soo Pacific Line
For information regarding
tickets to and from all points
in
Canada, United
States and Europe
and tickets to
China, Japan, Honolulu, and Australia,
apply for information to
H. E. Leslie,
Agent Ashcroft.
or to E. J. Coyle,
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent,
Vancouver, B. C.
Established 1886.
Incorporated l89o.
Mclennan, mcfeeley \ Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies
Railroad Supplies.   Contractors' and Lumber Supplies.
Agents for The Giant Powder Co.. San Francisco.
Paul Santini
GENERAL MERCHANT
LTLLOOET, B.C.
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Good,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
MINERS' OUTFITS A SPECIALTY.
%.l
LILLOOET AND BRIDGE RIVER STORES.
J, DUNLOP.
Miners Supplies;
LILLOOET, -B. G.
Branch Store at Bridge River where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Min
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C
G 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 diffeient plans before taking: out a policy.
WM. HOLDEN, Inspector, Van eouver. THOS. McADAM, Provincial Manager.
John Hawley
niNING BROKER.
VANOOTJVBB    -    -    -    B.C.
First class mining properties handled.
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