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Vol. 2, No. 47.
$2.00 a year.
Gentlemen—My return from a trip to
the Pemberton Meadow* complete! my
tour of the whole district, I am therefore in a position to form an opinion of
its requirements. I have endeavored to
meet every elector in order to obtain an
expression of their different views, and
with a few exceptions, I have succeeded
in doing so. As it is impossible for me
to meet you all again before tbe 9th of
June, I take this means of communicating to you my views, and to pledge
myself, if elected, to leave no stone unturned to accomplish what I now
promise to carry out. In the first place
Iwish to impress upon you that I am in
the mining business, and all the capital
that I have invested in this province is
invested in the mining industry, so that
to me the successful development of
mining in this country means a great
deal. If this were purely an agricultural district, I would not accept tlie
position of representing it, even if
offered the seat by acclamation, but as
the future prosperity of West Lillooet
depends upon tbe successful development of mining, and having implicit
confidence in its natural resources, besides being largely interested as the
pioneer investor in quartz mining in
Bridge river, I am more than desirous
of representing you iu order that I may
be better able to advance the mining industry, thus benefitting everyone, myself
included. While you may feel that if
elected, I will represent the mining
section of the district only, I beg to assure you that such will not be tbe case,
for I pledge you that I will not overlook
ranching or any other industry, because I know fu'l well that in order to
merit and retain your confidence in the
future, I will be compelled to do my
best to forward the interest of every individual as a whole. What I propose
doing at once is to have a road constructed by contract, from the Mission
on Seaton lake to Bridge river, thence
along the north shore of Bridge river to
Sucker creek, and from there to the
Bend'Or mines. While it may not be
possible to construct the whole road
this year, there is no reason why it
cannot be built over the Mission mountain to Bridge river, and at the same
time.that portion from Sucker creel to
the Bend'Or mines can also be constructed. I also deem it advisable that
a portion of the road past the rapids
should be built, so that parties desirous
of taking in heavy machinery during the
coming winter should have no unsur-
mountable obstacles to overcome. The
rest of this road should be completed
next spring without delay.
The next important work to be done
is tbe opening up of tbe Pemberton
district, and I think without a doubt
that this can best be accomplished bv a
road to the mouth of the Squamish
river on Howe Sound. This will mean
a road (already surveyed) 59)4 miles
long, of which some twelve miles have
been constructed from Howe Sound,
and as only about six miles of this road
will be in this riding, it will not require
a very large appropriation, Why this
valley, containing as I am informed,
about 40,000 acres of the richest land in
the province, should not have been
opened up long ago, is more than I can
understand, unless it is because (as
some of the settlers there informed me)
your past member Mr. Smith, did not
want any increase in tbe population of
the district simply because he could not
control new voters as he would have
liked. However, whether this may or
may not be the case, the fact remains
that here is probably the most fertile
valley in British Columbia, laying dormant simply for want of means of communication with a market, and if this
road is built at once, inside of two years
you will see several hundred added to
the population which means a largely increased revenue for the riding.
The next improvement I propose is
the construction of a road on the west
Bide of the Fraser river to a point nearly
opposite to the private road built by Mr.
Carson on the east side of tbe river.
This road will give the ranchers both
north and south of Dugald McDonald's
ranch the means of sending out their
produce and getting in their supplies
over tbe Oarson road, which now being
a private one should be purchased by
tbe government and thrown open to the
The road to Empire Valley from Mc-
Ewen's raach to the Oburn creek ferry,
at a certain place is in a most dangerous
condition owing to tbe nature of the
ground, and in my opinion at this place
the old road should be abandoned and a
new road constructed along the shore of
the river, and if bridged in places would
be permanent and safe. All the trails
on the west side of tbe Fraser need repairing badly and should be attended to
at once.
Tbe road from Cayoosh creek down
the Fraser to Mr. James Dickey's ranch
is also in a very bad condition and require, widening in places and repairing
A little money can be judiciously expended to advantage on tne road across
Pemberton Portage and also on the trail
along Seaton and Anderson lakes.
I also consider that the stage road
from Lillooet to Pavilion should be improved, whereby some of tbe steep hills
can be avoided and if this is done it will
prove a great boon to everyone using
this road particularly in the winter season.
Now let us figure up the cost of al
these improvements:
Bridge River road    -
Pemberton road   -   -   -
Dugald McDonald road
Carson road    -   -   -   •
Empire Valley road -   -
Fraser River trails -   •
Lower Fraser river road
Pemberton Portage -   -
Seaton and Anderson lake
trails - - «
Stage road to Pavilion
Other trails   •
Total $50,000
Nov gentlemen, it has been stated by
mj opponents that it is impossible to
get from the government such an appropriation when the yearly revenue
from the district is only about half that
amount, but I claim differently. What
I say is this: all permanent improvements should not be charged to one
year's appropriation out of revenue, if
the revenue is sufficient to meet one
proposition of the government expenses
including interest on the provincial indebtedness and ordinary repairs in the
district, then the surplus should be
used to pay the interest on a specified
loan for permanent improvement! such
as the above.   Tbe government has now
borrowed    over    $5,000,000,    not one
dollar of  which has  been  expended in
this district, but all the same you have
to pay your proportion of the interest,
and I repeat attain, now ie tbe time to
assist  yourselves    and   demand your
rights and  get your  fair  proportion of
the public  funds.    There is no use in
Mr. Smith tolling you it .annot be done,
I repeat it ran, and if elected I will see
that  it is done.   I  am,  always  have
been, and always will be opposed to the
"penny wise  and pound foolish" principle of doing a little improvement each
year and progressing slowly, or as has
been tbe case in this district of going
backward—it is false economy and no
one knows it better than your late road
superintendent   Mr.   Arch. McDonald.
I believe when it is found that a road is
necessary that a contract should be let
and the road  constructed as rapidly as
possible, so that the  people can get the
benefit derived from the use of it.   Just
take the Lillooet-Lytton   road as an example—the construction of which has
been spread over 7 or 8 years—will any
reasonable  man  contend that it could
net have been   completed in one year,
and if  built  by contract,  would it not
have cost very much  less than it did,
besides being    better    made, ' but  of
course the  then imember   Mr.   Smith,
would have not been   able to make use
of it   for  a political pull.    I  may  say
that the figures Quoted above were only
a very rough estimate given me by Mr,
Arch. McDonald in a  great hurry, but
they are near enough  (or my purpos< —
a few thousand one way or other should
cut no figure  in such a large district as
this is.     Iu conversation with Mr. McDonald he  told   me that,   with   such a
sum at   bis  disposal   be could  make a
wonderful   showing  in the district—a
showing that would be permanent and
lasting, the  repairs on   which would be
nominal   for some  time to come.   1 am
strongly in favor of tbe construction of
roads by the contract svstem under the
supervision of  a competent man, and I
know of none   better for  the  position
than Mr. Arch. McDonald.
At  the present rate of  interest  the
government are paying, the amount necessary to be paid out of tbe revenue of
the district for a loan of $50,000 would
only be $1,500  per  annum,   which   is
nothing  in  comparison   with   the increase in revenue which these improvements will  bring to the district in the
near future.     Now just a few words regarding my opponents—of Mr. Lochore
I have nothing to say further than this,
I regret that  he was   foolish enough at
tbe last moment to allow himself to be
cajoled    into   becoming   a  candidate,
knowing  full well  that he  has not the
ghost of a chance of being elected, so I
ask all you   who had your minds made
up to  vote for me prior to his nomination, to  not  sacrifice your  votes  by
'hrowing fiem away, knowing that Mr.
Lochore cannot be elected, but to mark
your ballot   for me.     Regarding Mr.
Smith, you all know   him, he has now
represented you for thirteen years and
you know exactly how little he has aone
and how  much he  has left undone, to
forward   this   district.   It   is   true he
now comes forward and promises a great
deal, but what guarantee have you got
that  he will   keep   faith with you if
elected—past   experience   proves    the
contrary and in any case you all know-
that he ia a devout advocate of the principle of moving slowly.   In conclusion I
beg to say tbe time in   which to make
up your minds is short and here are
three of us in the field seeking your
suffrage—by voting for Mr. Lochore you
are simply   throwing away your votes,
by voting for Mr. Smith you are putting
your trust in a man who has shown by
his past career that he has not the interest of the district at heart—by voting
for me yon are not going it blind, for
vou are all   aware   that during    the
past three years I have  done more to
forward your interest than Mr. Smith
has during his tenure of oflice—by voting for me and placing me at tbe bead
of the poll, you will be showing your
confidence in me—a confidence I promise not to betray, but will do everything in my power to observe and protect.   Thanking you all for thejeourteous
manner in which you have received me
throughout tbe campaign and trusting
you will on June 0th place me at tbe
head of the poll,
I beg to remain, gentlemen,
Yours faithfully,
Lillooet, May 31,1900.
Work is going on steadily at the
Ample mine and mill and during the
past week the staff has been increased
by several workmen. The wire for the
tram line is in place and tbe buckets
are being attached.
Mr. Additon, who will have charge of
the mill, iB getting tbe tubs and machinery into place and will have everything in ship shape in a few weeks'
At the mine the ore bin is finished
and tbe men are getting out ore preparatory for the first run. This is tbe
only plant of its kind in the province—
being a 50-ton a day cyanide by the
roller process.
The Anderson Lake Mining Company have
everything iu connection with the mill completed and it was the intention to start the ten
■tamp mill crushing quartz today.
Messrs. Purdy aud Johnston joining the Anderson Lake Co.'s property, are still opening up
their claim with good success.
Thfl  RanrlTtr Ulna, nl.unnn    I
The Bend'Or Mines cleanup
three weeks run of their mill.
this week from
VotersI On June 9th Mark your Ballots thus and
elect an up-to-date man to represent you.
Alexander Lochore, of Foster's Bar,
Robert Burns Skinner, of Vancouver,
Alfred Wellington Smith, of Lillooet,
Mr. Smith's Veracity.
To show bow much dependence the
electors can place in Mr. Smith we quote
a statement he made in Santini's hall on
May 7th. He stated that " he bad been
accused of making bis money in this district and investing it in Victoria, whereas a matter of fact he had not one dollar
invested in tbat city, in fact be bad not
a dollar invested in this province outside of this district." We find that be
had three mortgagei in Victoria which
have been cancelled. We also find in
the land registry oflice of Victoria a
mortgage on Victoria «:ity lot 10, oi part
of lot 1/96, to Alfred Wellington Smith
to secure payment of $1,500 and interest
at 8 per cent. This mortgage is dated
April 13th 1892 and is uncancelled. Possibly tbeir may be two Alfred Wellington
Smiths, but we doubt it, and if it is our
Alfred it is not very philanthropic on his
part to loan his money in Victoria at 8
per cent while he charges his constituents at 10 to 12 per cent.
Personal riagnctlsin.
We understand that Mr. Hume has gone up
Bridge River in the interests ol Mr. Smith. He
is a striking example of those sudden and mysterious conversions which can be expected in
the middle of a political campaign. He gives
as his reason that he had a conversation with
Mr. Smith who convinced him of the error of
his ways. This quality of personal magnetism
entative torce Mr."   "*   "
and argumentativ
Ir. Smith has up-to-
date kept religiously concealed. It is too" bad
for the interests of the district that he did not
give more evidence of possessing it in the house.
As a parliamentary orator he was a veritable
god-send to the proprietor of the refreshment
booth. He was known as the dryest speaker iu
the house. We do not for a moment insinuate
that Hume has taken the gold cure, but the
electors can be pardoned if they draw their own
conclusions. It is only a few days ago that
Mr. Hume was loud in his denunciations of Mr.
Smith and was preaching the gospel of Mr.
Skinner. We would not be surprised before
election day that he had placed his valuable
servcies at the disposal of Mr. Lochore.
The Lytton mail service wili likely go
into effect shortly, as the new contractors, Messrs. Cameron and Hurley,
have received notice of their tender
being accepted. The delay now is probably the arranging of the days for the
mail and to give Pavilion a regular
London 31. -Lord Robert telegraphs from Johannesburg at 2 p.m. today that the British are
now in possession and the British flag flies over
the government building at Johannesburg.
London June 1.—Belated despatches from
Pretoria confirm the reports of the departure of
President Kruger, with bis cabinet and staff
officials Tuesday night, and the selection at a
meeting of citizens, of a committee to administer the affairs of the city until it is taken over
by the British.
A messenger arrived in town Sunday
evening trom the Bend'Or mines for
medical attendance for Louis Garieppe,
who was seriously ill at the mine. Dr.
Sanson left early Mo iday morning, but
Garrieppe had dud died several hours
after tbe departure of the messenger.
Death was due to inflammation of the
bowels. The deceased was about forty
years of age and for the past few years
had worked for Mr. H ey on his ranch.
The deceased was buried near the mines. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1900
Published every Friday.
Payable in advance.
RIC. A. FRA8ER, Editor and Proprietor.
FRIDAY. JUNE 1, 1900.
In our columns of to-day's issue will be
found a letter from Mr. Skinner, which
not only speaks for itself, but strikes ut
as being a plain and sensible statemen
of facts—he certainly seems to havt
grasped the situation quickly and we
are of the firm belief that he will make
a first-class representative—one who
will do his utmost to serve the district
equitably as a whole, and not favor one
portion of the riding to the detriment of
another, Mr. Skinner's ideas are right
and if elected, we are sure he will see to
it that they are carried out with tbe
result that everyone will be benefitted.
We alto wish to draw attention to a
letter published in another column, addressed to Mr. Skinner by one of the
directors of the Toronto-Lillooet Gold
Reeis Mining Co. As this letter came
unsolicited, it goes to show how Mr.
Skinner's candidature is regarded by a
Toronto company who have spent upwards of $75,000 during the past nine
months. We regret that in the past for
the welfare of the district Mr. Smith
bas not been able to show similar
letters to his constituents.
Paragraphs for Voters to Thlak Over.
Alfred Wellington Smith, in speaking
of Cayoosh creek, said he would not
spend $10 in mining on the whole
creek. He is now as_ing the miners
and others on the Ample mine and mill
for their support.
The ex-member put a week or ten
days in the Bridge river mining district
—„ section of the district he believes
will not be a minine country. But as it
is election time he has been visiting it
with a view of trying to induce the
miners to elect him so he can do bis
utmost to ktep the district back.
Bridge river district needs a wagon
road and the ex-member for the past
year ridiculed the "proposition and did
not think the country would justify the
expenditure of a Bum to construct the
road. Another election is now on, and
be is in favor, bo he claims, of such a
road being built, The electors in WeBt
Lillooet know how tbe ex-member bas
done his utmost to retard the development of the district and his views on the
Bridge river mining section, aud all
these election promises are not taken
serionsly—Bridge river will give a solid
vote for R. B. Skinner, the man who
has done more for the district as a private citizen the past five years, than
bas Mr. Smith during the past forty
years—twelve of these he has been tbe
representative in the Legislative
About two years ago two arrastras
were built on Cadwallader creek--a
primitive method of crushing quartz.
At that time a certain man laughed at
tbe idea of their being a success and
freely discussed the mining outlook of
the district as being very doubtful.
The man wbo did this was A. W. Smith,
member of the Legislative Assembly,
and to carry, out his belief only secured
tne sum of $4,000 for the constructing,
repairing, etc., of roads, tiails and
bridges. Tbia man is now asking the
electors of West Lillooet to again elect
him to the same position. Tbe.electors
have tried and found him wanting, and
on June 9th will elect a crian. who will
open up the district and keep it before
tbe outside world, as one of the best
mining districts on the face of the earth
—R. B. Skinner is the man.
" His Usefulness is Gone."
Below is published a letter from one
of the directors of tho Toronto-Lillooet
Gold Reefs Co., who are operating on
Cayoosh creek, to Mr. Skinner, showing
that people on the outside interested in
the district, also notice that a change.is
Toron'o, May 18th, 1900,
To Robert B. Skinner,
Lillooet, B. C.
Dear Sir—I have read with much interest your speech in the " The Prospector," vhich has just come to band,
and wish you all success in your candidature and trust that when the ballots
are counted you will be found " leading
the van '" of one of the most promising
districts in British Columbia. You
know we are heavily interested in the
" Ample," which will shortly be in full
swing, and should this prove a success,
which no doubt it will, can eay we will
have all the money we want behind u&
for further development of the Lillooet
di trict, and as you are a progressive up-
to-date man, full of go and energy, who
understands mining and mining interests, feel certain you are the one to
fill the position and think you will win
hands down.
Whilst I have nothing to say personally against your opponent Mr.
Smith, still, think his day is over and
that a more energetic and up-to-date
man is required to attend to the many
wants of the Lillooet district and bring
it before the notice of the public, as you
have ample resources up there which
have been kept in the back ground too
long, and as soon aB the public begin to
understand the situation, believe tbe
Lillooet district will see a big boom, and
that you are the man to put your hand
to the wheel and roll it along.
Again  wishing  you all  success  and
feeling confident you will win in a walk,
I remain,
Yours truly,
iln a Hundred Hours.
The Imperial Limited—tbe Canadian
Pacific Railway company's great
through express between Vancouver
and Montreal, across the Canadian continent, will begin the Bummer service
in June.
On June 10th, Sunday, the first train
of the season leaves Vancouver at the
same hour as last year. 1:15 p.m. On
Monday, June 11th, at 9:30 in the
morning the first train from Montreal
leaves for this coast.
The time this year is 100 hours, practically the same as last. Fuller announcement will be made by tbe company later aa to details of the service
for tbe coming season.
First July Celebration
At a meeting held last week in Santini's hail, the following committee
were chosen to have charge of the celebration to be held in Lillooet on
Dominion Day: Jos. S, Bell, P. Santini, H. J. Keary, W. J. Abercrombie
and W. M. Brandon. The members of
this committee will call on the citizens
shortly and secure contributions for the
purses. A meeting will be held later
on to decide fully what will be done.
Funeral of the late Thos. Walker
Last Friday afternoon after tbe arrival
of the BX stage, the funeral of the late
Thomas Walker, who died Wednesdaj
evening from injuries received by a
falling horse, took place from the residence of James Dickens. The fuueral
was largely attended by the many
friends of the deceased and brother?.
The Rev. Mr. Gray read the burial
service and tbe remains were consigned
to their last resting place by sorrowing
friends. The pall bearerB were: J. S.
Bell, Jas. B. Uren, W. J. Abercrombie,
Ric A. Eraser, Chas. Noel and Rod J.
The war news this week is very favorable an.d the war is practically over.
Kruger/. last appeal is that he be not
sent to St; Helena after the war is
To the Electors of the
West Riding of Lillooet Electoral District.
Gentlemen—I beg to offer myself as a candidate for your suffrages at the coining general
election for the Legislative Assembly of
this Province.
I am a supporter of the present government
and its published platform.
As It is utterly impossible to develop the agricultural and mineral resources of our district
under the prevailing system of transportation,
I will, if elected, do my utmost to have roads
built to the various agricultural settlements
and mining camps.
I believe that the planks in the government
platform dealing with the construction of
roads and trails, is the only business proposition on this important subject, that has been
offered to the electors of this province and one
eminently adapted to advance the interests of
this district.
. As the time is now too short to make a personal canvass of the district, I will hold meetings at the various centres and endeavor in
that way to meet as many of you as possible
and lay my views more fully before you.
I have been a resident of the district, where
my home and interests are, for the past six
years, and as my prospects for the future are
so closely blended with the prosperity of the
district, you may rely on me, if elected, to
further your interests in every possible way.
As the recent reaction in favor of the government is so decided as to ensure its continuance
in power, you will no doubt seo the benefit the
district will derive by having its representative on the government side of the House and
return me at the head of the poll.
I have the honor to be gentlemen,
Your obedient servant,
Foster's Bar, Lillooet,
May 19th, 1900.
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1896
[Form F.]
Monarch and Welland Vale mineral claims
situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of
Lillooet District, located on the left bank of
Cavoosh Creek, near Ample mineral claim.
Take notice that I, (jeo, T. Rives, agent for the
Toronto-Lillooet Gold ReefB Comp«ny,;Limited,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 20.556B, intend,
sixty davs from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of the above claims. And further take
notice that action, under section 37, must be
commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 11th day of May, 1900.
Notice is hereby given that application will
be made by the Vancouver Northern and
Yukon Railway Company to the Legislative
Assembly of the Province of British Columbia
at its next session for an act extendiug the
time within which the company may complete
its undertaking, and confirming and extending
the powers to the company therein, and enabling the said company to extend its line of
raliway from some point at or near the city of
Vancouer or some other convenient point
on the shore of Burrard Inlet, to some
point on the north or south side of the
Fraser river at or near the City of
New Westminster, and changing the name of
the company by inserting the.word " Westminster " after the wbrd >,: Vancouver " and
conferring such other powers as may be necessary to fully and completely execute,
carry on and operate the said undertaking.
Dated this 7th day of May, A.D. 1900.
Solicitors for Applicants.
R.F.Anderson &Co
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
-■>      and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Russel Wire Fencing.
Mclennan, mcfeeley & Co., Ltd
Wholesale and Eetail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies.
Agents for The Giant Powder Co., San Francisco.
Paul Santini
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Good,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
Miners Supplies."
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
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialty.
Our guaranteed security plan ia a popular and profitable policy to the assured.
It will pay you to Bee our rates and different plane before taking out a policy.
WM. HOfjDEN, Inspector, Vancouver. THOS. McADAM, Provincial Manager.
John Hawley
"Vr_V3sTCO"U'"V"EI_    -    -    -    33. O
First class mining properties handled. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1900
Borrowed on His Salary.
" Apropos of borrowing money on
one's salary/' said a prominent merchant talking of that peculiar phase of
the loan business, "I am reminded of a
curious case that came under my observation not long ago. A young man employed on the clerical staff of a large
concern here was given a tip on a ' good
thing ' in cotton. It came to him in
such a way that he felt absolutely certain of cleaning up a nice little sum of
money, and as he had no fuuds of his
own just then he took the liberty of
borrowing $250 from the house. In
plain English he stole $250 from ihe
firm's current cash, and when he lost,
as he did, be found himself in a deuce
of a fix.
"However, he was able to carry
things over without detection for a fen
days and in the meantime succeeded in
getting a loan of the necessary sum
from a private money shark. The loan
was for six months, and he agreed to
pay 15 per cent, a month, or $475
altogether. That was pretty steep, of
course, but I have known a dozen cases
of extortion almost as bad.
" At the expiration of the six months
the young man paid the $225 interest
and hustled up another $250 loan to lift
the principal. On that second loan, I
think he paid 10 per cent, a month. At
any rate he kept on borrowing from
Peter to p»y Paul for nearly three years
—to be exact, 34 months—at the end of
which time he had actually paid more
than $1,250 interest and still owed
the original debt. He had a growing
family on his hands and in spite of all
his squeezing and scraping was never
able to get rid of the load.
" During tbe last year he had fallen
into the hands of a salary shaver, and
eventually he was prevented by sickness
from making a payment, and one of his
orders waa presented to his employer.
Upon that he made a clean breast of the
whole transaction, and his boss, instead
of discharging him, took up the debt
and is letting him pay it off a little at a
time. This is an absolutely true story
and shows what can happen to a fellow
when he gets in the lion's paws."—New
Orleans Times-Democrat.
Tha Texas Sin Killer
The negro evangelist, known to
Kansas citizens as "the Sin Killer" is
operating in St. Louis. He is a Hercules in steture and possesses a powerful voice.
On several occasions Vineyard's Hall,
where he held forth, was the scene of
wild confusion. Repentant sinners lost
control of themselves. Some screamed
and tore their hair in their frenzy.
Others crawled to the mourners' bench
and wildly cried for forgiveness of their
transgressions. Throughout the evangelist never lost his control of his
hearers. He chanted and moaned until
he was hoarse; he gesticulated like a
crazy man and stamped his feet as
though in a rage, but he never forgot to
call for funds before pronouncing the
benediction.   Last year he said:
" I can't explain how I get 'em. I
jes' talk an' talk an' moan and moan
until I gets 'em an' I shout hallelujah 1
I tell 'em of the big devil with horns
that's after 'em. Then they howl for
mercv an' crowd to the mourners'
bench."—Kansas City Times.
Corbett for Congress
James J. Oorbett says that he seriously intends to run ior congress in the
12th district. Friends of the pugilist
ask for his nomination and promise to
send him to Washington with a rousing
majority. Moreover, they contend that
he is better equipped mentally than
many of those who now represent this
city in the house of representatives.
To the Electors of the
West Biding of Lillooet Electoral District.
Gentlemen: At the request of a number of
influential voters I have decided to seek tin
honor of representing your important districi
in he Provincial Legislative Assembly.
I am as many of you are doubtless aware,
interested to a large exent in mineral property
in the district. I am therefore desirous that
its resources should be developed, and consequently will be sure, if elected, to endeavor to
obtain as Urge 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 tbe district, I am continually visiting the various mining camps and am therefore, well able to judge
of the country's requirements. The fact that
my residence is more or less in Vancouver and
Victoria should rather be ill 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
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 conside
that for an honest eight hours work underground, any man is entitled to a full days
wage, but under certain circumstances and
conditions I see no reason why men should not
be free to work extra time provided they were
compensated accordingly.
With regard to Alien Act: I may say that I
have always opposed it even before it was passed
in the house, and from my personal observation
in Atlin last fall my opinion 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.
ft ismy intention,if elected to visit every part
of the riding at least once a year in order to ascertain the needs of my constituents so that I
shall 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
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
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It is  time  for  a  chanee.   Vote for
Geo. Hurley was in
with a special stage.
town this week
D. J. Lamore  was in  town from tbe
South Fork for a few days.
John Collum, one of tbe proprietors
of the Royal hotel, Sucker creek, was in
town this week on business.
J. G. and Wm. Walker left town last
S turday for Lac La Hache valley and
J.G. will remain a few weeks to recuperate.      	
Mrs. A. Lochore, who visited town
last week, has been very ill and not
able to leave tbe house since her
Dr. Reynolds and family left town the
fiast of the week for McGillivray and
will camp near the mouth of tbe creek
for several weeks.
Ed. Oairns and Robt. Yorston returned from McGillivray creek Saturday where they had been engaged
hauling machinery from the mouth of
the creek to the mines,
Rev. J. £. Gardner and Mrs. Gardner
left town Wednesday morning for Toronto, where tbey will reside in future.
Mr. Gardner's many friends here hope
he will have a Bpeedy recovery and be
able to resume his duties in the mission
A. C. Minty was up to Cariboo lasi
week and bis place on the BX stage
from Ashcroft was filled by Gilbert
Oourvette. "Minty" made the round
trip with tbe special from Barkerville to
Ashcroft in 47 hours.
Rod Atkins leaves for Ashcroft tomorrow and will keep store for M,
Dumond who leaves for tbe coast to
take unto himself a partner.
Word was received last week of the
death of Donald McGillivray, tbe well
known contractor, at Port Arthur.
Geo. Kennedy, late of tbe Columbian,
New Westminster, has been appointed
postmaster at New Westminster, in
place of J. C. Brown, who resigned to
join premier Martin's cabinet a
minister of finance.
W. Elliott, Frank Riley, Geo. Sutton,
W. D. Beattie and Wm. McDonald came
down from Cadwallader during tbe
A pugilistic encounter took place
Tuesday evening and was watched by
quite a few sports. No harm was done
and tbe bantam came out on top.
R. B. Skinner returned from McGillivray Creek and Pemberton Meadows Tuesday where he will receive
good support. The electors of West
Lillooet fully understand the benefits
that will be derived by having a live
up-to-date representative and are giving
Mr. Skinner their loyal support. On
June 9th the result is a foregone conclusion, as tbe other candidates and
their supporters feel they are defeated.
The people interested in Bridge river
mines and in West Lillooet geuerally,
wish a wagon road to the mines. Mark
your ballot for R. B. Skinner on June
9th and assist in bringing tbe district to
tbe fore.
London, 26—The latest intelligence
from Lord Roberts at Vredfort station
was that tbe British were rapidly advancing. Gen. Hamilton had effected a
junction with Lord Roberts and the
country in front of them was clear to
Vilejoens. The Boers were evacuating
all their positions south of the Vaal
river and 5,000 bad already crossed to
the north bank.
It is reasserted that Kruger will retire
to Lyndenberg when fighting is imminent at Johannesburg, and it iB possible that Gen. Carrington may come
down from Rhodesia with 5,000 men to
co-operate with as many more entering
the Transvaal by way of Mafeking.
London, May 27—President Kruger,
according to a despatch from Newcastle,
has issued a proclamation asking tbe
Burghers to notify him whether tbey
desire to continue the fight or to sue for
Maserie, May 27—Four squadrons of
Colonials have captured 150 Boers with
ten wagons of grain near Ficksburg.
They also captured a Maxim constructed by a local inventor.
London, May 27—Lord Roberts and
his army now occupy the north bank of
the Vaal river. His advance into
Transvaal territory has been very rapid
and the masterly strategy displayed in
handling his enormous army is the admiration of tbe world.
The situation at Pretoria—both from
a militajy and political point of view,
has become very critical. Kruger yesterday admitted for the first time that
matters are very grave. The Boer determination is to trust everything to a
last stand on the Gattsrand mountains
where 3,000 Kaffirs are digging trenches.
To that point every available man and
gun has been sent.
Senekal, May 27—Gen. Rundle has
occupied Senekal. The Boers were
driven away with a few shells. A field
coronet and a number of Boers were
killed.   British casualties 11.
Capetown, May 28—It is rumored
that Gen. French has entered Johan-
A Mafeking despatch says the total
casualties there since the beginning of
the siege in November laat were 803.
London, May 28—It is said in high
quarters that the speedy announcement of the arrival of the British
cavalry at Johannesburg will not surprise the war office.
Capetown, May 29—The Orange Free
State was formally annexed today. It
was christened Orange River State.
Dynamiters (Jet Life
The jury at Wellant, Ont., last Friday returned a verdict of guilty against
Dullman, Nolan and Walsh, charged
with dynamiting lock 24 of the Welland
canal. The jury were out half an hour.
Ohancellor Boyd delivered sentence immediately, dwelling on the horrible
nature of the crime, and remarking that
Nolan and Walsh might have undertaken tbe deed for money, but in the
case of Dullman, there was apparently
no motive but hate. He then sentenced
them to imprisonment for life.
The prisoners listened stolidly, refusing to plead for mercy, and were
taken back to their cells.
The Deadman's Island matter is to
become a live political question in Vancouver. On June 1st 100 men will start
work on the island, clearing for the
Ludgate mill site, under the patronage
of premier Martin. The lease has not
yet been confirmed at Ottawa, but it is
expected that there will be no objection
to the work proceeding, the forcible
objection vhich previously stopped the
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may be only a plan to help out the
election, as the reporter's informant
stated significantly that work might be
stopped after June 9th.
Attacked by an Octopus.
An Australian diver having fired off a
charge of dynamite to displace the
stones, went to the bottom of the Moyne
river, and while engaged in moving the
stones a devil fish, or octopus, coiled
about his arm. Tbe body of the fish
was no larger than a dinner pla'e, but
it had eight arms, each four feet in
length, and at the butt as thick as a
man's wrist. The diver could not extricate himself, and had to walk as quickly
as he could to tbe ladder and climb up
into the boat. He was a curious looking object as he came into view, but his
companions wasted no time in words
but cut away the eight arms without
delay. If be had not been a powerful
man he could never have come to the
We see in one of the New Zealand
papers that 27 dredges gave a return of
1997 ozs. of gold in a week, an average
of 73 ozs. per dredge.
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