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Array THE
PROSPECTOR.
Vol. 2, No. 36.
LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 16,   1900
$2.00 a year.
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TffB  WAR.
Durban, March 9.—The naval brigade
from Ladysmith arrived here today,
they were received with great enthusiasm.
London, 9.—It ia said that President
Kruger has appealed to Lord Salisbury
for cessation of hostilities, but as the
terms offered were practically the same
as previous to the breaking out of the
war, they were rejected.
Lord Roberts telegraphs from Poplar
Grove that Presidents Kruger and Steyn
were both present at the fight on March
7th. They did all they could to rally
the Boer troops but were completely
routed.
London, 10.—A despatch from Poplar
Grove to the Daily News says: "The
Boers were seized with a panic, thus
spoiling the whole plan which had been
beautifully calculated to destroy them
utterly. As the sixth division emerged
fiom a hidden position and appeared on
the crest, with the mounted infantry in
skirmishing order, the Boers thought
the whole earth covered with soldiers
in their front and rear and on their
flanks. They did not wait to verify their
belief but fled, seized apparently with a
dread that they might share the fate of
General Cronje."
A despatch from Poplar Grove to the
Morning Post says: President Kruger
shed tears at his ineffectual attempt to
rally the Boers who were completely par-
alized by Lord Roberts masterly tactics.
They were too demoralized to heed Kruger 'b expostulations and declared that
British cannon were everywhere."
The queen's proposed visit to Ireland
is causing groat excitement in Dublin
and will be made the occasion for unprecedented festivities.
Durban, 12.—The Transvaal has appealed to Germany for mediation or intervention. Germany declines to interfere.
Lord Roberts notifies the war office
that he has sent the following telegram
to the presidents of the Orange Free
State and the Tiansvaal: "Another instance having occurred of gross abuse of
the white flag, of the signal of holding
up hands in token of surrender, it is my
duty to inform you that if such abuse
occurs again I shall most reluctantly be
compelled to order my troops to disregard the white flag entirely. The instance occurred on a kopje east of Drie-
fontein farm yesterday and was witness
sed by my own staff officers and myself,
and resulted in tbe wounding of several
of my officers and men."
London, IS.—The war office has received a despatch from Lord Roberts announcing that General French reached
Bioemfontein—the capital of the Orange
Free State—last evening and occupied
two hills close to the railway station.
Tbe United States government, at the
request of President Kruger and President Steyn, has offered to the British
government its services as intermediary,
with the view of bringing about peace in
South Africa. Lord Salisbury has politely declined tbe offer and also replied
to Presidents Kriger and Steyn, the
concluding sentence reading: "Her
Majesty's government can only answer
your telegram by saying it is not prepared to assent to the independence of
either the Transvaal or the Orange Free
State."
London, 14.—General Cronje and all
the Paardeberg prisoners will  sail  for
St Helena on March 15th.
Lord Roberts entered Bioemfontein
last night at eight o'clock. Steyn, the
late president of the Orange Free State,
and the mayor and other officials, met
Lord Roberts two miles out and presented him with the keys of the public offices. The enemy has withdrawn from
the neighborhood and all seems quiet.
The delay in getting news to London is
attributed to the field telegraphs not being connected with Bioemfontein on
Tuesday.
Capetown, 14.—Colonel Plummer is
now within forty miles of Mafeking.
Tbe war loan has been over-subscribed
ten times, the applications numbering
18,000.
London 14—Lord Roberts telegram
should have read: "Steyn evacuated
last evening."   Steyn was not captured.
The British troops under Lord Methuen have returned from Kimberley after
the occupation of Boshof, Orange Free
State, leaving a strong garrison to guard
the tovn. Several guns and 70,000
rounds of ammunition were seized. Six
Boers wero arrested for treason. Most
of the residents were in mourning, the
Boshof commando having lost 200 men.
New York 14.—In the World tomorrow
Montague White (late Boer representative in London) will say that the Boers
will blow up Johannasburg to protect
Pretoria. The city will be razed to the
ground though the sacrifice be $150,-
000,000.
Pretoria 13.—General Joubert said to
day that the courage of the British soldiers was beyond question, fighting in a
fearless manner, but were no match for
the Mauser rifles which simply mowed
them down.
Bioemfontein, 15.—This point is now
regarded by the British as a sort ol halfway house and base of operations for
the advance on Pretoria. The British
soldiers, with the exception of those required for police duty, remain outside
the city.
Ottawa, 15.—The governor-general has
received cables from Honduras and
South Australia congratulating Canada
on the gallantry displayed in recent
battles by her troops.
Manila, 15.—Aguinaldo's secretary of
war has surrendered to the Americans.
Bioemfontein. 15.—General Gatacre
crossed Orange river and occupied Beth-
ulie this morning. General Reginald
Poie-Carew, with 2,000 men of Guards
brigade, 2 guns and a small body of
mounted infantry, left here by 3 trains
this morning to join Gatacre and Clements, passing Bethany without opposition. *
London, 16.—Events are moving in
the South African campaign in a speedy
and satisfactory manner from both military and political points of view. So
far as tbe southern part of the Free State
is concerned there will probably be no
further resistance. It is understood
that Mr. Fraser (formerly president of
the Orange Free Staie) Mr. Wear els and
other leaders are quite prepared to accept fhe position of a self-governing
British colony. By the time Roberts
reaches tbe Vaal river he will command
some 80,000 men, while General Buller
will have 40,000 men.
The Boers are massing at Warrenton
where the Free Staters are going to
make a stand.
LOCAL  ITEMS.
John Miller an old time resident was in
town last week from Churn creek..
Auction sale of lots, town and suburban, will be held at the court house tomorrow.
J. N. J. Brown left for Clinton last
Sunday afternoon after a couple weeks
visit to Lillooet.
The Santini-Fraser building has had
the artists at work for a few days decorating it with paint.
James Sanson left on Wednesday for
Clinton, where he will remain a short
time before going to the coast.
Fred Richardson and Ivan Walker
left on Thursday morning for Cadwallader where they will spend the season.
W. Durban has taken over the Excelsior Houre dining room and is now
ready to accomodate the public with
meals.
A gang of men were put to work on
Thursday cleaning out the big elide on
the Lytton road. -The road will be open
for traffic tomorrow.
William Crozier of Stewart & Crozier,
liverymen at Ashcroft, was in town
Wednesday with a special stage, returning again the same day.
Paul Santini has rented R. Hoey's
town ranch and is now in charge. Mr.
Hoey will in future reside at nis ranch
down the river about eight miles.
James McKivor returned to town
Thursday evening from McGillivray
creek where he has been for several
weeks at the McGillivray creek mill.
E. J. Hooper arrived from the Bend'Or mine Wednesday afternoon, where
he bad been employed for some time.
He will leave for the coast tomorrow
and will proceed to Atlin to work claims
he and partners secured last spring.
The young athletic men of town should
get in and start the sports going, as
probably before many months a game
may be had with Ashcroft. We think
football would be a good game, as Ashcroft has a pretty good team, and Lillooet
wishes to tackle the best.
J. M. Mackinnon and W. White arrived in town on Wednesday afternoon
by special stage. Mr. White left the
following morning for the Bend'Or mine
to start the mill. Mr. Mackinnon will
stay in town a few days before going to
the mine where he will remain a few
weeks.      	
Public  rtMtlng.
A public meeting was held in the
Pioneer hotel last Saturday evening, T.
P. Reed chairman and W. Halymore as
secretary. The object 'of the meeting
was to pass resolutions and get the feeling of the people in reference to claim
jumping. In a few brief remarks the
chairman endeavored to explain matters
and succeeded in passing a resolution
that the meeting was decidely against
claim jumping. The meeting was unanimous on the resolution, there was no debate. During the meeting a war bulletin
arrived which was read by the chairman
and brought forth cheers. The genial
proprietor of the Pioneer made the final
motion which received the unanimous
assent without debate.
The Bend'Or nine.
The Bend'Or mill will be started up in
a few days and this season good returns
should be obtained, before the end of
the season being a dividend paying mine.
Last seasons run was seventy-nine days,
crushing 1,557 tons, producing 1,571.3
ounces of gold valued at $25,954.62. This
season the mill will be in good running
shape and the Bend'Or will be shipping
bullion regularly. Reports from the
mine says it is looking good, work is going steadily on, stoping out the ledge.
The rock crushed last season averaged
$19.54 per ton, and assays from the tailings went about $5 a ton.
Horse Shoe Bend.
Messrs. W. W. Brown and W. Snyder
arrived in town last Friday evening and
yisited the Horse Shoe Bend property on
the North Fork of Bridge river. They
looked over and tested a portion ef the
ground, but were unablt to cross the
river to continue investigation, owing to
the pack bridge being washed away, and
returned to town Wednesday afternoon.
The will return again JMonday and will
thoroughly size up the situation so that
work can he prosecuted to the best advantage when they start operations.
It iB the intention of the company to
wort the ground in a systematic manner and to get the most possible returns
for their capital invested, and will employ a large number of men to accomplish their object.
Mr. Brown who is in charge fully realizes the difficulties to be encountered
in such an undartaking, and will have
the matter well considered and know
where he is as tbe work proceeds.
The company taking over this property
is composed of New York capitalists.
The bridges on the trail around Seat-
ton lake were out the first part of this
week causing great inconvenience to
travellers in that part.
When B. O. again has a legislature it
is to be hoped that a law will be passed
prohibiting dirty linen washing in the
house. A prize ring might be established
in which all members could settle tbeir
disputes by hand instead of mouth, as
some of them have been doing lately.—
New Denver Ledge.
Princess Louise, in a congratulatory
telegram to Canadians on Cronje's surrender, effected by gallant Canadian aid,
says that she ie proud to have lived among them. Canadians are, as a people,
all right, and Louise's experience is that
of all who have ever been a guest of the
Lady of the Snows.—St. Paul Pioneer
Press.
McUILLIVRAY   CREEK.
Mr. R. T. Ward returned ye terday
from the Brett mine on McGillivray
creek and will leave tomorrow for Ashcroft where he will remain a few days
on business in connection with the
Horsefly mine. Mr. Ward reports work
as having gone on satisfactorily at the
Brett mine, the mill building is a substantial structure and everything put in
good shape. As soon as the two mortars
arrive at the mine everything will be in
readiness for starting work. It will take
about thirty days to have the mortars in
place as block and tackle will be required
to move them up the hill. The mill
building has been constructed and foundation put in for a twenty stamp mill and
it is probable that the additional ten
stamps will be added before the end
of the season.
At present there are about 1,200 tons
of ore in the dumps which will be put
through the mill as soon as it is started.
From the advance made with tbe work
it is probable that the mill will be in
operation not later than the 20th of next
month. A good season's run should be
made aud there is no doubt whatever as
to good results from the ore.
Mr. Ward will return in a few days
to remain at tbe mine until everything
is in good working order.
The Oold Reefs Company.
The Toronto and Lillooet Gold Reef
Company have done considerable work
on Cayoosh areek. They own the Ample group of claims, and for the past few
months have had gangs of men at work
clearing a mill site, tram line and erecting the necessary buildings around the
property. Considerable difficulty has
been encountered which has delayed the
work. The managers have toiled faithfully on notwithstanding all the delays
in getting material on the ground and
tbe disgraceful condition tbe wagon road
has been in. The tram line, nearly a
mile in length is completed and tbe arrival of a man from San Francisco is now
awaited, under whose supervision the
terminals etc, will be put up. There are
sixteen stations on the tram line and
the whole line is a splendid piece of work.
The mill building is under way but
owing to being unable to secure heavy
timbers at once, tbe men have been
framing aud will be in shape to push
the work ahead rapidly when the heavy
timbers are delivered.
All the machinery ia on the ground
and ready to be put together as soon as
tbe building is ready.
The mill will be in working order dor*
ing this summer and work on the mine
will be pushed ahead vigorously.
The company is composed chiefly of
Toronto parties who have displayed considerable enterprise in tbe work of opening up Oayoosh creek as well as employing a large number of men.
The town flag was flying again this
week on account of the favorable newt
received from the seat of war. Tbe daily
bulletins are watched for eagerly by all,
and at the sound of the gong on the fire
hall, people appear from all corners.
The news is brief and to the point containing all tbe important events of the
war. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1900.
THE PROSPECTOR.
Published every Friday.
TJB8CRIPTION .....     S2.00
Parable in advance.
EIC. A. FRASER, Editok and Proprietor.
FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1900.
Politics in Bi itish Columbia are in a
nice mix up and it is doubtful if tbe
majority of the people know where they
stand or whom to support. Joseph Martin is not meeting with very great success in forming his cabinet and so far
has prevailed upon but two men to join
him, neither of whom are members of
the legislature. Not one member of the
house has gone over to his side and lrom
the appearance of things in general, will
not, although quite a number were
tempted by offers of a portfolio. The
men selected by Martin for his cabinet
are both Liberals and he has declared
himself in favor of party lines. At a
meeting of the Vancouver liberals they
promised to support Martin as leader,
tying him down to hard and fast ruleB.
The party line idea is losing ground
somewhat, with both parties, and it is
not probable that an election will be
run on that basis. Besides tbe Martin
party, the late government supporters
held a meeting and selected Hon. Mr.
Cotton as leader, and declared against
party lines. It is not known definitely
who leads tbe old government (Turner)
party. The elections which takes place
in a few months will see the three parties
in the field fighting for honors and the
results will be awaited anxiously.
Now that a change of government is
imminent it is time for the floppers to
get in their work. Strange to say it is
not the young and unsophisticated voter
who is more prone to flop. It is the old-
bald headed variety who is most in evidence. They can flop with an ease and
grace worthy of a Chesterfield. Always
open to conviction they can interpret the
handwriting on the wall without the assistance of a Daniel. Some rare birds
are to be found in the upper country
The New Westminster Columbian
says The Prospector is rather hard in
blaming Mr. Semlin for all the sins and
shortcomings of the late government as
he was not more than nominal leader.
That is just the reason Mr. Semlin deserves censure, for being a nominal
leader and not being able to do that job
well.
Claim jumping is not considered legitimate business in any country and parties mixed up in matters oi this kind
usually get their reward.
Itinera' Assessment Work.
An extra of the British Columbia Gazette contains tbe  following  proclamation;   Whereas there is doubt as to the
true intent of section 5 of   the  mineral
act amendment act, 1898, and of section
36 (as amended) of the mineral act,   regarding the  recording  of   assessment
work and the payment  of   money,   together amounting to the value  of  $500,
and the time or times when such records
may be made before a certificate of  improvements for a mineral claim may  be
issued;   On the recommendation of the
hon. the minister of mines, his hon.  the
lieutenant-governor, by  and  with  the
advice of his executive council,   and under the provisions of section 143 of  the
mineral act, has been pleased to order,
and it is hereby ordered, as follows, that
is to say:   That the said elections 5  and
36 be and are.interpreted so as to permit
a free miner who has applied by  affidavit (form G. as amended, of the mineral
act) for a certificate of improvements to
receive and record a certificate or certi-
fiicates of work for all'or any assessment
work done by him or his predecessor in
title since the recording of the mineral
claim, in excess of the value for which
he has already obtained a certificate or
certificates of work, provided that at the
time of applying for such additio nal certificate or certificates of work, such clain
is still in good standing in the office of
the mining recorder, and has not lapse"
or otherwise become invalid, and provided that in the particular case abovt
referred to the affidavit required by section 24 of the mineral act shall state the
total amount of work done in each year
since the date of record of the mineral
claim, and the value of the work as well
as the years for which he has already received and recorded a certificate or certificates of work.
floody's Remarkable Life.
We have received a book of much importance at the present time, from The
Poole Publishing Company, Toronto,
"The Life of D. L. Moody." The book
is attractive, and is well printed on good
white paper. Thirty-three pages of illustrations embellish its pages, covering
the outstanding features in Mr. Moody's
career, home life and religious experience. Its circulation will probably be
very large, as Mr. Moody had a powerful influence in Canada, was known here
quite as well as across the line, and his
was a potent name in thousands of
chrisialn households. The book is published at 25 cents in heavy paper cover,
or 50 cents bound in cloth, is for sale at
all bookstores or will be sent postpaid
by the publishers on receipt of price.
Everyone will want to read the story of
the life work of this wonderful man.
Lady Penn-Symons Married.
Mrs. Penn-Symons, widow of (jeneral
Penn- Symons, has married again within six weeks of the death of her husband
who waB killed in the battle of Glencoe,
under tragic circumstances. Tut1 general and his wife had been separated for
some time. Her second husband is a
sibaltern, half her own age. They are
now honeymooning in the south of Europe. The queen is intensely indignant
at this marriage, after the special mass
of sympathy and favor she had tendered
to Lady Symons, securing for her,
among other things, by special royal
warrant, an extra pension, to which,
according to strict rules, the circumstances of her husband's death did not
entitle her to.
The situation as it appears to us recalls the conversation between Mul-
vaney and the sergeant. It will be recalled that the sergeant had smitten
Mulvaney upon the nose and levelled
the picturesque Irishman. The sergeant
as he blew the dust from the back of his
glove addressed Mulvaney thus:
" Have yez had enough?"
"Enough, is it," quoth Mulvaney as
he arose to his feet, " enough is it, for
the love of God, man, take off your
jacket. What has happened is only the
beginning of the overture."—New York
Telegraph.
Tbe Victoria correspondent of the
Seattle Post-Intelligencer pays: "An interesting question has been raised in regard to those members of the late house
who are queen's counsellors. By an old
and unrepealed statute any Q. C. who
insults the queen or her representative
forfeits, for life, his title of queen's counsellor. As both Messrs Pooley and Helmcken participated in the insult offered
the governor a few days since, Mr. Martin may set the old statute in operation
against them."
The longest-range war critic is Gold-
win Smith, whose letters to the Farmer's Sun, written in Rome, contain dire
predictions of di aster to Britain, based
on the British reverses of ever .so long
ago. The war will probably be over
before Goldwin's criticisms catch up to
tiie relief of Kimberley.
General Ricciotti Garibaldi, the son of
t he famous Italian patriot, has offered
to command a corps of Italian volunteers
n the British army in South Africa,and
;,he Nuora Antologia, a journal published
in Rome, suggests that Italy offer to furnish troopB to garrison Gibralter, Malta
and Egypt, and thus free for active service the British regulars stationed in
those places.
To run a paper without occasionally
publishing an item that is detrimental
to some persons is like running a railroad without having accidents or mishaps, says the Fourth Estate. To do
either is a physical impossibility. No
man on earth is to so great an extent
constantly at the mercy of both friends
and enemies as the editor of a newspaper. He must get much of the information concerning transpiring events at
second or third hand, or not at all. Frequently statements are received from
•upposedly trustworthy sources which
are subsequently found to be without
foundation. Not One editor in a thousand willingly injures friend or foe by
misrepresentation. Go to him and ask
for a correction and nine cases out of
ten, if your case is just, you will be received politely and proper correction
will be made with pleasure.
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None but the best material used. Miners or
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Lillooet, B.C
SAriUEL GIBBS,
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Alining  Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
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A. TJFFORD,
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Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelrjr and
Optical goods. Our repair department is unex
celled for fine work. Leave your orders with
he postmaster who will have it attended o as
well as if you came personally.
Pioneer
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Hotel.
LLILOOET, B. C
W. F. Allen  Proprietor.
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for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably furnished1,     Commercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
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Headquarters tor the B. Or Express Stages.
DANIEL HURLEY.
Hotel Victoria,
XjIXiIiOOZET, 23. G*4
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished throughout is the only first
class hotel in Lillooet. Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with tbe hotel. Headquarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
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Proprietor
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LILLOOET, - - B.C.
The Bar is supplied with the best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.-
LYTTON STAGE LINE.
Stage leaves Lytton every Monday and Friday morning
for Lillooet, returning next day.    Special trips made.
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
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R.&W. CUMMING
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
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Post Office and Telegraph Office in connection.   Freight teams plying once a
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
W. CUMMING, Agent, Lillooet B. C.
WM. B. BAILEY & CO.
Storage & Forwarding Agts
ASHCROFT, B. C.
Consign your goods to our care.    We settle railway charges and forward'to
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILEY A CO THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1900.
The British Columbia Crisis.
Colonel Prior last week in the dominion house, called attention to the political situation in British Columbia and
condemned His Honor Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnes for asking Josph Martin
to form a government. Mr. Martin, he
said, was a dangerous and irresponsible
man. The present position of affairs in
that province was perfectly unbearable.
The people, above everything else, wanted a stable, honest government for that
province.
W. W. B. Mclnnes—Hear, hearl
Sir Wilfrid Laurier said that political
affairs were in a serious position in British Columbia^ Yet Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnes unquestionably acted within his power. It was the duty of the
lieutenant-governor under such circumstances to dissolve the house and appeal
to the people. If his conduct was approved, that settled the matter. But,
on the other hand, if they disapproved
of his policy then the lieutenant-governor would be found- to have taken a very
serious risk. At present neither parliament or governor had any duty to perform or opinion to express in connection
with the crisis.
The subject was then dropped.
In the senate Senator McDonald drew
attention to the political situation in
British Columbia. The lieutenant-governor, he said, was going from bad to
worse. Twelve months ago he dismissed
a government before the elections were
over, and now he dismissed another government and called in a man discarded
by both parties in the legislature. He
hoped the dominion government would
find some way to end the dead-lock.
Hon. David Mills, minister of justice,
expressed no opinion on the lieutenant-
governor's conduct. Under parliamentary government, he said, the ministry
must have the confidence of the people.
A lieutenant-governor who dismissed
his advisers and went to the people took
his life in his own hands.
Who Will Pay?
Mr. John Ross RobertBon, in a short
speech on the war vote, said: "I think
the government Bhould call for vouchers
for every cent that Britain haa spent in
connection with the Canadian (soldiers,
and send a cheque for the amount to the
imperil treasury. If they will not accept it in that form, let them keep it
and build a warship and call it 'The
Canada.' "
Thia iB a good idea. Canada has sent
the contingents, and Canac'a should pay
for them, and aa I suggested in a preceding paragraph it should be done by
a "special tax." Let not this expression
of Canadian loyalty be lost in the everyday records of "trade and commerce."
I am sure it would meet with the approval of the Canadian people. Take the
prohibitionists,   for  instance. The
thought that their noble and loyal sentiments may be expressed in a tax on
the liquor traffic, must fill them with
horror, and they would rather raise the
whole amount themselves, than have it
paid out of the excise revenue. Will
not some member take this matter up.
and see that Canadian loyalty is properly expressed in a way to be remembered. Let us not be denied the pleasure of feeling that thiB war is our war
because it is a war against our empire.
—Events.
NOTICE.
sriven that an ap
pplication
legislative assembly of the
Notice is hereby
will be made to the
iroviuce oi British Columbia at its next session
PL
for an act to incorporate a company with power
to construct, equip, maintain and operate tele-
phono and telegraph lines within and-throughout all the cities, towns, municipalities and
districts of the mainland of the province of
British Columbia and to construct, erect, and
maintain such and so many poles and other
works and devices as the company deem
necessary for making, completing, supporting,
using, working, operating and maintaining the
system of communication by telephone and
telegraph, and to open or break up any part or
parts of the said highways or streets as often aa
the said company, its agents, officers or workmen think proper and for the purpose of the
undertaking to purchase, acquire, lease, expropriate, hold and sell and dispose of lands, buildings, or tenements within the limits aforesaid,
and to purchase or lease, for any term of years,
any telephone or telegraph line established or
to be established in British Columbia connect-,
ed, or to be connected with the line which the
company may construct, and to amalgamate
with or lease its line or lines, or any portion or
portions thereof, to any company possessing as
proprietor, any line of telephone or telegraph
communication connecting or to be connected
with the said company's line or lines, and to
borrow money for the purposes of the company,
and to pledge or mortgage any of the company's
assets lor that purpose, and to receive bonuses,
or privileges from any person or body corporate, and with all other visual, necessary or incidental rights, powers or privileges as may be
necessary or incidental to the attainment of
the above objects, or any of them.
Dated this first day of March 1900.
DALY & HAMILTON,    •
35 Solicitors for the Applicants.
Canadian
Pacific
Railway.
Soo Pacific Line
For information regarding
tickets to and from all points
in
Canada, United
States and Europ e
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.
Newspaper  Enterprise.
Tbe Loudon Daily Mail now produces
its issue simultaneously in London and
Manchester, this feat being made possible by means of five special telegraph
wires between the offices. This iB a
stroke of enterprise which has not yet
been attempted by the big papers of the
United States, and shows that all the
push of tbeiworld is not on this side of
the Atla ntic.
Mainland Cigar
FACTORY.
IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
CIGAR ASK FOR THE
British Lion
0R   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. TIETJEN,
Manufacture*.
123 Water Street, VANCOUVER, B C
BAILEY
HOTEL.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, - - B.C.
First-class in every "respect.
Choice Wines,  Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room   free.
Anthony & Eobson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863.
POST  OFFICE   STOKE.
General Jlerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
FORWARDING AGENTS.
F. B. REBAGLIATI,
Horse Shoeing.
General Blacksmith
Work done at reaeonable prices.
LYTTOE", B.C.
H. STEFFENS
LYTTON, B.
-DEALER   IN 	
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
R/.EL BRETT.
n'..
HALF-WAY HOUSE.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHA8. McGILLIVRAY   Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headqnarterafor stage.    Stable in connection.
Post (X.\v Sto
Book, Stat'iijj   h  , iSoaj
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"The Bow-legged Ghost and Other Stories/'
With an intro-
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Am erica'*
greatest poet.
James Whit-
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illustrated volume of original
hum orous
■ketches, verse,
facetious paragraphs and colloquies. A book
that will 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,"
 TH-E3	
IM. HAMILTON MANUFACTURING CO.
m
Engineers
and Contractors
MODERN MINING AND MILLING MACHINERY.
Sole %ents:
M. Beatty & 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 Bonded;
Vancouver B. G
CARIBOO & LI   00ET
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 rateH.    Special conveyances furnished.
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY!
Head Office:   ASHOROFT, B. C.
THOS.  McCOSH,
D^ER/OHI^lDSTT  tailor.
ASHCBOPT, 23. G.
Tweeds, Trouserings, Serges, Winter Goods, etc
Call and inspect our stock. Good workmanship and moderate charges.   Repair
ng and cleaning a specialty.   Orders by mail or express punctually attended to.
GAXoCJrXX^El 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.
Vtd" "Socletv Actresses," etc., etc. This first
edition bound in cloth, printed on extra fine
paper, airi absolutely the best humorous book published. Worth $2.50, mailed postpaid for $1.00.
Order at once. Send for our new special JUns-
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THE WERNER COMPANY,
VubUiben and Manufacturer!. Akron, Ohio.
(Th* Werner Company U thoroughly reliable.]—Editor.    ,
N.deKeyserASHCR0FT
Manufacturing: Jeweler, Watchmaker and Optician
THE  LEL-A^fcTID
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.
VANCOUVER, B. G
"W^MI. 23ZJLZ/LXXiTOlSr.  PBOP- THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 1900.
LOCAL  ITEMS.
The court of anise
Clinton on April 24th,
will be held at
T. J. Cole was in town a few days
thia week, from his ranch near Pavilion.
Wm. Halymoae left on Tuesday morning via Lytton, for Vancouver on business.
Spring has come at last and in
weeks the lawns will be in good
again. 	
a few
shape
Tomorrow, the 17th of March, is St.
Patricks day when the gang usually celebrate.
C. M. Glenn left on Tuesday's
for Ashcroft to be absent several
on business.
Lance Knowles, after several
visit in town, left the first of the
for Pemberton portage.
stage
days
days
week
W. Young left Tuesday morning for
the Lorne, where work will be commenced shortly with the arrastra.
R. T. Ward and two sons left for McGillivray creek on Tuesday morning to
watch the work of putting in the ten
stamp mill.	
The Canadian patriotic lund is still
open at the post office and all those who
have not donated should do so at once.
It is a good cause and a practical way of
showing patriotism.
The heavy rain and disagreeable
weather during the first part of the week
caused considerable damage to the roads,
telegraph lines etc, also to a few of the
adobe shacks in Whitechapel.
Arch. McDonald, road superintendent,
has been kept busy this week with reports of different portions of the roads
and trails being damaged, and sending
men out to make necessary repairs.
H. S. Southard left the first of the
week for the Fountain, where he will
continue work on the hydraulic lease he
has at that point. The plant is all in
condition and with a good seasons work
and not encountering many boulders
results should be very good.
Fred H. Nelson the well-known hotel
man, and for the past year in charge of
the Cargile house at Ashcroft, is moving
to Hat Creek having taken over the hotel at that place. "Fred" will be pleased to see his many friends at his new
quarters and they may be sure of a
warm welcome.
About ten men left on Tuesday morning for the Bend'Or mine, the staff being
increased owing to the intention of
starting up the mill in a few weeks.
Mr. White will be in charge this season,
not Mr. Partz as stated in last issue.
Next week will be published the directors annual report.
Reports from  neighboring   districts
gives out the names of numerous prospective candidates for the coming  provincial  elections.    Cariboo especially,
has several in the field.   West Yale also has a few on hand.    The east and
west ridings of Lillooet have a few names
mentioned, but before the time comes a
dark horse will no doubt appear in both
fields.     Before  nomination   day   the
would-be legislators will be thinned out
considerably and the contests  will be
between two.
THE  POLITICAL  CRISIS.
The following ia an extract from a
communication to the Colonist from Mr.
D. W. Higgins, ex-speaker:
"The more I reflect upon the proposition of Hon. Mr. Martin to delay the elections until June the more convinced I
am that if his policy is adopted the whole
government fabric will be smashed and
the conntry reduced to a state of hopeless financial inanity.   In preceding letters I have pointed out the impossibility
of calling the new house together before
September 1st for the despatch of business should Mr.  Martin's pet idea of
awaiting the preparation of the revised
lists be acceptable at government house.
Since yesterday I have carefully examined the consolidated statutes and  the
provincial elections amendment act, 1899
and am now satisfied that I have underestimated rather than overestimated the
difficulties that will have  to  be  faced.
The courts of revision sit twice a year,
on the first Monday in May and the first
Monday in November.    The lists  that
will be used, should an election be held
before the next May revision,   were revised in  November    last—only    four
months ago.   As a matter of course the
names of some persons otherwise eligible
do not appear on the November lists and
they could not vote were  an  election
held before the next revision  in  May.
But I  submit  that their  discomfiture
would be a small matter in  comparison
with the calamity that  will  inevitably
befall the country should the issuance of
the proclamation of dissolution  be delayed beyond the next few days. If there
should be no legislation before the first
of September we might as well abandon
all hope of a revival of  confidence  and
settle ourselves down to face the most
deplorable condition  of  affairs  that a
civilized people were ever called on  to
contemplate and endure.   Not a   single
measure was passed at the late session,
and  important  government   measures
and private bills are alike hung  up  for
want of legislation.   No   supplies   were
voted, and I believe that the  money   is
exhausted and the treasury empty,   although the supplies voted in  1898 were
thought to be  sufficient  to  last  until
June 30,1900.   The inevitable must follow.   Public improvements  cannot  be
undertaken; roads will fall into a  state
of disrepair; official salaries must remain
unpaid; contractors will  be  forced  to
whistle in vain for their money;  legitimate demands on the treasury must  be
denied payment;  works  contemplated
by private bills cannot be  undertaken,
and acts that have proved prejudicial to
the best interests of the  country  must
continue to deface the statute  books.
This condition of affairs cannot be ameliorated before September or October
next should Mr. Martin's policy prevail."
A new club is in the course of formation in Vancouver, named, "The Kan*
garoo Club." Only New Zealanders or
Australians will be permitted to join.
The objects of the club are social, with
the principal idea of welcoming friends
from the Antipodes. Mr. F. Satchell-
Clark is president, and Mr. E. O. Oargill
corresponding secretary.
The paper houses of Canada, 22 in
number, have just formed an association
under an ironclad agreement, and an
immediate advance of 25 per cent in the
prices of every kind of paper stock will
be made. This, coming so soon after
an almost 100 per cent increase during
the past twelve months will squeeze the
Canadian printers pretty hard.
When the material is of the right sort
it does not take long to make good soldiers, and we think it will be generally
conceded that there is no better material
in the world than that which is to be
found in the Canadian volunteers.—Detroit News.
R.F.Anderson &C<>
KEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Minen Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Ruuel Wire Fencing.
SEATON LIKE
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.
Established 1886.
Indjooated   Dtb
Mclennan, mcfeelet & Co., m.
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Mining Supplies.    Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies
Railroad Supplies.   Contractors' and Lumber Supplies.
Agents tor The Giant Powder Co.. San Francisco.
M. DUMOND
ASHCROFT and LILLOOET.
More Work Tooispenter8 and Mlner's
More Houses.BuarnpI^rardware
More Light.Thntacah,fn8etsAcetylene KaB
Mnr-a  Ua<%4- See our new line of Air
IflOre Ileal.   Tight Heaters.
Mrtra  Rraorl All sizes of cooking stoves
111 QIC  Dread,   and ranges.
More Water.Hot water boilers an
Bath tubs.
Mnro Wflflri ^ross,(!Ut. saws, axes, flies
and grind stones.
The Sherwin-Williams
More Style. paim.
u(%•• a If»p A11 sizesof lioc'ceyan(1 spring
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
OF B.C., LTD.
ur Specialties:
INTERIOR
LA M0RENA
KAM3LOOPS, 23 G.
UREN &
MITCHELL
GENERAL BLACKSMITHING
AND HORSESHOEING.
CLINTON, B. C. Branch at Lillooet.
Manufacturers of all kind of
MINER'S SUPPLIES, PICKS, DRILLS, Etc.
None but the best material used. Miners or
prospectors sending in orders will receive
prompt attention and satisfaction guaranteed.
J B CHERRY,
A. B. TRIN. COLL., DUBLIN.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, NOTARY PUBLIC
Lillooet, B. C,
Paul Santini
GENERAL MERCHANT
LTLLOOET, B. 0.
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Good,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
MINERS' OUTFITS A SPECIALTY.
LILLOOET AND BRIDGE RIVER STORES.
J, DUNLOP.
GKEIJ^IEIE^AX.    ZMZZESIRXDH: -A.3STT
Miners Supplies."—^p^
XjIXiXjOOET, -b. g.
Branch Store at Bridge Eiver where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Min
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C
C. A. PHAIR
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialty.
TEEMS CASH.
LILLOOET, B C
THE FEDERAL LIFE ASSURANCE
COMPANY.
Our guaranteed security plan ia a popular and profitable policy to tbe assured.
It will pay you to Bee our ratea and different plana before taking out a policy.
WM. HOLDEN, Inspector, Vancouver. THOS. McADAM, Provincial Manager.
John Hawley
niNINQ BROKER.
VA1TCOTJYEE,    -    -    -    B.C.
First class mining properties handled.

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