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The Prospector Feb 23, 1900

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Vol. 2, No. 33.
$2.00 a year.
.Special to Tlie Prospector.
Victoria.Feb. 19—In the general redistribution measure presented to the
legislature thiB afternoon ii is not contemplated to make any change in the
number of elective representatives in
the British Columbia house, while such
changes are provided as will, in brief,
take two members from Vancouver Island and give them to the mainland.
Kootenay more particularly benefitting
in the rearrangement. Alberni, Comox,
Victoria City, Vancouver City, Cassiar,
Westminster (in its five subdivisions of
New Westminster, Richmond, Dewdney,
Delta and Ohilliwack) North Nanaimo
and East Kootenay—north and south
ridings—remain the same in representation and denned. The minor change
proposed as regards Nanaimo City and
South Nanaimo being practically to return to the boundaries existing prior to
1898, as it restores to South Nanaimo
the five acre blocks now part of Nanaimo
City riding. South Victoria district is
cancelled with North Victoria, and Cowichan is partitioned into two districts,
the one to retain the name of Cowichan
and the other to be designated Saanich.
K?quimalt loses one of it? members with
no change in boundaries, this being the
penalty imposed upon his constituents
for Mr; Higgin's defection, and virtually
the same punishment is meted out to
Lillooet in return for the western riding's
fidelity to the Turner party, and Prentice's withdrawal of his support. The
two divisions are simply merged into a
single constituency. Cariboo, on the
other hand is, for convenience sake divided into north and south ridings, each
with one member and Yale district is
enlarged by taking in part of the portion
of what has been the Rossland division
of West Kootenay, contained in the
major portion of the Boundary district
lying west of Christina Lake. This area
with an estimated polling strength of
800 to 1,000, supplemented by the partition of East Yale southerly from the foot
of Okanagan Lake, is to constitute the
new riding of South Yale, East Yale remaining the same but for this southerly
dice and the boundaries and representation of North and West Yale being
unchanged. West Kootenay, minus the
boundary country which secures a member of its own under the name of South
Yale, gains two seats and according to
the government program wi.l send six
instead of four members to the house,
their constituencies being known as Rev-
elstoke, Lardeau, Kaslo, Slocan, Nelson
and Rossland. The preponderance of
the mainland vote in the house is thereby increased from 24 to 26, while that
of the Island is reduced proportionally
from 14 to 12. Government members
intimate that this redistribution is not
contemplated as final but endorse it as
calculated to meet part of the demands
and conditions. The opposition on the
other hand characterize the bill as whole
sale and indefensible gerrymandering
designed solely for general election purposes, it being agreed that this and coal
mines regulation bill are the two measures on which the government has determined to appeal to the country, admitting that it cannot longer carry on
under existing conditions. Indeed
staunch government supporters even
anticipated that the end would come to
day and join in the conclusion this evening that the latter part of the week will
witness a dissolution or prorogation, only
estimates of emergency being passed by
agreement of the two parties.
Hon. Dr. McKechnie's qualification
was challenged at the outset of todays
proceedings by Mr. Turner on the ground
that he had collected travelling expenses
to and from Nanaimo, thereby becoming
guilty in law of violation of the constitution act. Not even Premier Semlin or
Attorney-General Henderson would go
further fn meeting the issue raised than
say the "spirit" of the act had not been
violated, while Joseph Martin pointed
out that the same argument applied with
greater force than in the cases of Messrs
Tisdall. Hall, McPhillips and Turner,
who were forced to seek re-alection last
-ession on less distinct and sufficient
grounds. Hon. McKechnie did not vote
after this point arose and Mr. Higgins
intimated that he would press for collection of the penalties attaching to illegal
sitting and voting, amounting to many
thousand dollars at the rate of $500 per
day for this and last session, while Captain Irving gives notice of a motion to
release the council from this serious
\ictona,Feb. 22—It is reported tonight on very good authority that when
the government goes to the country during the latter part of March or early in
April it will be with the Hon. Cotton as
premier and finance minister; Hon. McKechnie as provincial secretary; Mr,
Clifford as minister of mines; Mr. Wells
as chief commissioner and Gordon Hun-
er as attorney general. Messrs Semlin,
Hume and Henderson will retire at their
own wish, the two former will probably
not re-enter politics, while Semlin will
go to London as agent-general for British Columbia.
A. Lochore spent Thursday in town.
John Williams came in from   McGillivray Creek on Wednesday.
Mrs. Keithley was in from the 15 mile
ranch for a few days this week visiting
T. Allice the well known travelling man
was in town on Thursday with a B. X.
D Hurley of the Hotel Victoria, left
on Monday's stage for the Harrison Hot
Springs where he will remain for several
days before going to the coast.
James Murphy has been appointed
assessor, collector and mining recorder
at Quesnelle Forks in the place of John
Stevenson who was dismissed a short
time ago.	
Tiie weather during the past week has
been very mild and spring-like. The
streets are in a very disagreeable condition as owing to the frost coining out
of the ground there is mud in abundance.  .
Ice contractors have been busy this
week cutting and hauling ice from the
river. Tbe ice this year will only average about ten inches thick and owing to
the mild weather it is doubtful if the
quantity will be sufficient to carry
through the season.
Riet River, Orange Free State 16.—
General French telegraphs that he has
completely dispersed the enemy from
the southern Bide of Kimberley, capturing their stores, ammunition and laarger.
Casualties about 20 all were wounded.
Kimberley cheerful and well. French's
troops in excellent condition.
London 17.—General Cronje with a
start of a day or two is seemingly in full
retreat from Lord Roberts and moving
General French with the cavalry stayed but one night in Kimberley and then
pushed on to get in touch with the retiring enemy.
A long Boer wagon train is moving toward Blomfontein, followed by a large
force of British infantry. In their hasty
departure the Boers lost quantities of
supplies and ammunition.
A despatch to war office from Lord
Roberts says that General Kelly-Kenny's
brigade Friday captured one hundred
wagons of stores and ammunition belonging to General Cronje.
Frere Camp 17.—The Boers have
abandoned several laargers. General
Buller has renewed bombardment of the
Boer position without reply. Another
forward move '.-.imminent.
Ladysmith 17.—Tlie Boers have been
very active the past few days and are
evidently making a move somewhere.
The troops are .in excellent spirits and
fit for anything.
Capetown 17.—Steamer Laurentian arrived today with the Canadians.
Kimberley 18.—The country is all free
of Boer around here. One of their 12-
pounders was captured with ammunition.
London 20.—War office posts despatch
trom Lord Roberts dated Paardeberg
Monday announcing that the railroad to
Kimberley is open and that General
Methuen is probably there with reinforcements and supplies.
London 21.—The Boers are leaving all
the positions held by them on British
territory and are concentrating for the
defense of their own. It is|thought that
the Beige of Ladysmith is about to be
raised. Ten thousand are estimated to
have gone from Colesberg district. Thus
they are relaxing their hold on all sides
in order to oppose Lord Roberts' progress towaids Bloemfontein. The next
important news may be the occupation
of that city by British troops.
London 19.—General Buller reports to
war office from Chevelay camp that yesterday he had moved around enemy's
flank, second brigade assaulted and took
southern end of Monte Christo. Fourth
brigade supported by sixth brigade assaulted western flank. Enemy abandoned their strong position and were
driven across the Tugela, We captured
several camps, wagon loads of ammunition stores and supplies and a few prisoners.
An army order was issued tonight inviting reservist to rejoin the colors for a
year for home defence, offering twenty-
two pounds bounty to those who do so.
London 20.—War office announced
had nothing further for the public from
South Africa. The Capetown correspondent of the Daily News says that
Lord   Methuen's  force  has  arrived at
Kimberley, having got through Magers-
fontein without fighting.
The Toronto Globe publishes a special
from Modder river dated 20th, saying
Canadian contingent was in Sundays
fight. JThere were twenty killed and
sixty wounded. Among killed are Scott,
Mondrel, Summers, Todd all of Victoria
and Jackson of Vancouver. Balance of
killed all from eastern provinces. The
western wounded are Arnold, Beach,
N<ihergal, Lomann, Duncafe, Andrews
R. Dixon, Smiles, C. Thompson and Mc-
A Berlin despatch says Cronje has
been surrounded and is in a bad position.
Pretoria 20.—Officially reported that
British attempted to encompass Cronje's
laarger on Saturday and Sunday near
General   Buller telegraphs from from
Cheveley today that 5th division crossed
Tugela'today and drove   back   enemye
rear guard.    Naval twelve pounders sil
enced the Boer artillery.
The New York Journal publishes a
signalled message from Ladysmith by
way of Colenso saying that the Boers
have removed their Long Tom from Bul-
wanah hill and Buller's guns are now
reaching Boer position. Expect relief in
a few days.
Lord Roberts wires from Paardeberg
20th, that General McDonald has been
severely wounded. No details of fighting
London 22.—A special from Paarde-
berh dated Wednesday 2lst says: Commandant Betha has been attempting to
relieve Cronje. There lias been severe
fighting and Botha's force has been scattered with heavy losses.
Capetown 21.—Special correspondent
of the Cape Argus says: General Cronje
is surrounded at Paardeberg drift but is
offering stubborn resistance. British are
shelling the Boers vigorously and expect
to capture the whole force.
Latest report regarding Buller is that
Barton's fusilier brigade had reached the
hills commanding Ladysmith.
Despatches from Ladysmith dated 19th
says bombardment continues with renewed activity. Boer report says that
Joubert's nerves are unstrung and he
no longer exercises chief command.
Lord Roberts telegraphs as follows
from Paardeberg 21st. Yesterday after
reconnaisance of enemy's position, decided could not assault without heavy
loss of life and decided to bombard with
artillery and turn my attention to enemy's reinforcements. When latter appeared drove them in all directions witn
good results, many being killed and fiity
taken prisoners. Our loss was two officers killed and four men wounded.
Ottawa depatch says the governor-
general has received the following from
Lord Roberts: Canadian regiment has
done admirable service since arrival
here. I deeply regret heavy loss sustained on 18th and beg you will assure
the people how much we all admire the
conspicuous gallantry displayed by our
Canadian comrades on that occasion.
New York 23.—The Herald is out with
a special that Cronje has surrendered.
London 23.—The official report gives
146 men killed at Paardeberg drift on
Tuesday, including 63 Highlanders and
eighteen Canadians. The Canadians
made a gallant charge at the laarger but
were driven back with loss.     General
McDonald and Knox were both wounded.
London 23.—Depatch from Modder
river says that the Boer force under
Cronje are estimated at 8,000 men. At
twelve o'clock he asked for an armitice
of twelve hours which was refused. The
bombardment was reopened and continued shelling the laarger through the
night and in the morning resumed with
maxim guns and rifles.
MCDONALD—At Vancouver, B. C, on February
19th, 1900, at the City Hospital, Margaret
McDonald, aged eleven years, ten months
and eighteen days, eldest daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Archibald McDonald of Lillooet,
Death of riargaret HcDonald.
The sad news of ihe death of Margaret, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Archibald McDonald, was received by
telegraph from Vancouver last Monday
morning. The news cast a gloom over
the town as the deceased was a favorite
with all who knew her, having been
born in Lillooet about twelve years ago
and living here nearly all her life. She
had been ailing for over a year and a few
months ago was taken to Vancouver
where tbe change of climate improved
her condition very much, and it was tlie
intention to have her return home
in a short time to visit her parents. The
cause of the serious change in her case
was a return of the rheumatic fever complicated with pneumonia, which set in
on Thursday, resulting fatally at four
o'clock Monday morning the 19th, the
family not being aware of the change
until the telegram came announcing her
death. The remains were shipped from
Vancouver on Tuesday and arrived in
Lillooet Wednesday evening, Mr. McDonald accompanying them from Lytton.
Tne funeral too1! place Thursday afternoon at two o'clock from the family residence to the church and thence to the
cemetery, followed by a large number
of friends aud acquaintances who sympathized deeply wilh the bereaved family in this, their second loss within the
past fifteen months.
Mr, and Mrs. McDonald wish to convey their heartfelt thanks to all those
who so kindly assisted them in their
time of troudle.
The niners' Declilon.
The miners' unions of Sandon, Silver-
ton and New Denver have decided to
accept the mine owners' offer made several months ago of $3.25 for an eight hour
day, and the mines will now be filled up
as fast as men can be.found to take their
places. A shortage of men is expected
for a few days
The Nelson and Ymir miners unions
will follow suit in a day or two and the
lock-out or strike may be considered at
an end.
No agreement has been come to between the miners union and the mine
owners' association, the action of the
union taking the form of a resolution
which reduced the recognized standard
wage from $3.50 to $3 25 per day. This,
however, is a technicality which no
longer affects the situation. It may be
added that the official recognition of the
unions was not added as a rider to the
Published every Friday.
Parable in advance.
RIC. A. FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
The editor of the New Denver Ledge
stumbled upon an article in a Chicago
newspaper full of abuse and misrepresentation of all things British. The following is how the Ledge man smites the
"This caustic pen mucker has got it
in a violent form. H« is probably some
disgruntled Englishman. He lies when
he states that scarcely a man in the
United States can be found in sympathy
with England. The United States is
filled with a foreign element who hate
the British much the came as a cur
hates a big dog. This is the element
that makes the noise, and would cut the
lion's throat if they could do so without
danger to their own putrid constitutions.
The United States people of the more intelligent class know that the war will
bring the greatest good to the greatest
number eventually, and are in touch
with England. There is no country better to live in than a British one, and if
England's flag ever trails in the dust,
and her power is broken, God help the
world ! There would be more hell in it
than there are graybacks'on most of the
fellows across the line who are continually howling,  'Down with England.' "
The proposed redistribution bill which
is being brought in by the government
will not passits readings. Two members
are taken from the island and given to
the mainland. West and East Lillooet
are put into one and Cariboo has been
divided into north and south ridings.
West Lillooet returned an opposition
member and the member from East Lillooet becoming disgusted left the government ranks, and this is no doubt the
cause for the gerrymander. The Lillooet
district is too large to be represented by
one man and should remain as it is at
present. Both ridings are rapidly increasing in population, especially the
west riding, which before another year
will have mines working on a large scale
and industries that will demand representation. Of course there is not much
danger of the proposed bill becoming
law, and it will not disturb the residents
of Lillooet.
The reports from Victoria intimates
that the estimates will be brought down
shortly and that the interior districts
will all get a fair appropriation. This is
what is needed, as for the past year all
have more or less been neglected in tbe
way of appropriations for public works.
Bridge river needs a wagon road and
with the progress now going on in mining in that section it is necessary that a
road should be built this season.
The mail service between Lillooet and
Lytton which was advertised to go into
effect the first of February seems to be a
delusion. Tenders were called and we
understand at least four were sent in, so
far nothing has been heard of the proposed service since or the result of the
tenders sent in. The post office department should at least let the public know
if the service will be established.
Kruger on Temperance.
President Kruger's views on alcohol
are not likely to win for him the good
opinion of the temperance par\y either
in this country or elsewhere. He regards strong drink as one of the blessings
of life and has consistently promoted its
sale in the Republic. According to a
leader of the teetotal movement at the
Cape, he once opened a distillery with
"prayer and praise."
(From Our Victoria Correspondent.)
To call into service the somewhat expressive slang of the lobby, the Semlin-
Cotton government during the week
just closed has been duly measured for
its coffin, and bets are freely offered that
its demise will be recorded within the
next six days. There is indeed, a suggestion that the government recognizes
the hopelessness of its position and will
make a statement to the house followed
by resignation or suggesting coalition,
for quite contrary to all expectations the
Friday sittings were cancelled without
apparent reason, and a protracted cabinet meeting (following a caucus of the
party) was held last evening. Whether
or not the farce of responsible government is terminated by resignation on
the premier's part, all must agree after
the developments of the just ended week
that its caee is hopeless.
First it was the coal mines regulation
bill that brought the impending doom of
the ministry into prominence. It was
well understood that on this measure the
speaker had compunctions with regard
to giving a casting vote. The principle
was well debated, and then to the joy of
the opposition, Mr. Prentice came out
positively and unqualifiedly for the
party on the left. His speech was indeed the severest arraignment of the
government of any made, for he clearly
intimated that it was disgust that had
compelled him to cut away from the government to which he had heretofore
given an honorable support.
With Mr. Prentice's defection, the government during this debate, on Monday,
was three times forced for salvation to
the speaker's vote; while on one of the
two occasions, during the afternoon,
both dealing with proposed ad jour i ment
of the debate, the unique spectacle of a
member (Mr. Ralph Smith) being forctd
in order to save his party, to vote against
a motion he had himself made. It was
Mr. Prentice, however, who would have
controlled the situation and defeated the
government absolutely on the second
reading of the bill, but for the equally
exasperating (for his party) attitude of
Mr. Helm-ken. While Mr. Prentice
came out as indicatec, positively and directly in antagosim to this straight government measure, Mr. Helmcken neutralized the gained vote by joining with
the government in the division, having
explained his apparent desertion by
asserting that he could not consistently
oppose any measure that iu the remotest
degree might operate adversely to Asiatic labor in the competition with white.
The fact that Mr. Helmcken fills the
position of solicitor to the New Vancouver Coal C >mpany was of course freely
gossiped about in the lobbies during the
progress of the debate.
Tuesday was an "off" day. After the
eventful scene of Monday when the fate
of the Coal Mines bill and that of the
goverument' hung co-incidently in the
balance, the parliamentarians required
a rest for their nerves. Accordinly save
for a preliminary skirmish oh Mr. Martin's motion with respect to redistribution, routine held the fort.
Redistribution was the text of Wed
nesday's proceedings, Mr. Martin putting hia case in the strongest possible
way and virtually compelling^ a surrender. The government waa shown to
have had no intention of introducing a
general redistribution measure this term.
Attorney-General Henderson intimated
that he was one of the coercing brigade,
and instead of simply |voting down the
censure motion—as would be the practice with any government secure in its
position—the premier asked leave to
amend the motion, admitting the main
charge in effect, by saying that the government would do at once what it was
proposed to censure them for not doing
and present a redistribution bill.
On Thureday politics were retired to
the background and personalities reigned—the text being Mr. Martin's motion
for a committee to investigate the earlier
record of Hon. Mr. Cotton. The three
distinct charges being that the finance
minister waB proved unfit to occupy so
high a position as he now does as a representative of the people of British Columbia. In the first place because he
had deliberately falsified the minutes of
the executive council in tbe Deadman's
island matter; in the second place as he
had cast contempt upon a law of the
province and been sent to gaol therfor,
in connection with the Gordon case at
\ ancouver in 1894; and in the third instance, because he had been guilty of
frauds in Colorado before coming to this
povince, and had left that state under
disgraceful circumstances, to the loss of
his creditors.
In reply to the address of the mover
for a committee of inquiry (seconder as
a favor by Mr. Robertson, after a number of oppositionists had declined to
have augbt to do with politics of the
kind), Hon. Mr. Cotton gave his first
statement with respect to his Colorado
life that a British Columbia audience
has received. In doing so be cunningly
made the house his judges, presenting
his defence in his address, while as a
lawyer would express it, Mr. Martin's
evidence for the prosecution was not in
—virtually only the "information," the
(Continued on fourth page.)
Lillooet, B. C
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mlnlnn Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
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Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods. Our repair department is unex
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he postmaster who will have it attended o as
well as if you came rversonally.
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.
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.
J. H. Clements,
The leading mail order Drug and Stationery
House in the Interior.
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Hotel Victoria.
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Stage leaves Lytton every Monday and Friday morning
for Lillooet, returning next day.    Special trips made.
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY     -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B C
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
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week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
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Northwest Horse*.
The Canadian Gazette of London,
■aye: "One of the most interesting
features of Lord Strathcona's offer is the
fact that it includes horses as well as
men, and the horses are to be obtained
from the Canadian Northwest. Here
we may, perhaps, hope that Lord Strathcona will kill two birds with one stone.
At this moment the war office has agents
in all parts of the world buying up
horses—even Shanghai is, we believe,
being tapped; and by including Northwest horses in his magnificent offer,
Lord Strathcona gives the British authorities a most timely hint of the perfect
feasibility of finding an excellent source
of supp'y in Canada. Instead of £40
and upwards, as the war office records
show, we have no doubt that mo«t serviceable army horses can be had in the
Canadian Northwest for £20 to £25
apiece." _
Carnegie en Charity.
Andrew Carnegie in addressing a bible
class last week in New York laid, among
other things: "It will indeed be a sad
day when poverty ie no longer with us.
Where will your inventor, your artist,
your philanthropist, your reformer, in
fact anybody of note, come from then?
They all come from the ranks of the poor.
The best pleasure derived from riches ie
the good we can do our fellow men. Of
every thousand dollars given to charity,
nine hundred and fifty might as well be
thrown into tbe sea. It is bad policy to
aid the submerged man. Give your aid
to the man who is fighting with his head
above water."
John D. Rockefeller was present, and
listened to Mr. Carnegie's words.
Eaterhazy Will Surrender.
A Paris despatch says that Major
Count Esterbazy intends to surrender
himsell for trial on the charge of having
in his possession the famous documents
known as "Cette canaille deD." which
figured so prominently in the recent
trial of Captain Alfred Dreyfus, and
that he asks for a safe conduct regarding
the other proceedings taken against him.
It is further asserted that he now admits
that he wrote tbe bordereau, at the
late Colonel Sandlierr's instructions, in
order to deceive Colonel Von Schwarde-
koppen, the former German military
attache at Paris, to whom he communicated the bogus document.
rtortimer Cook Dead.
The Skagit County Times of Skagit
county, Washington, records the death
of Mortimer Cook, who was a pioneer in
B. C, in the early days and at one time
a trader in Yale and Lytton and Cooks
Ferry. His death occurred at the city
of Iloilo, Philippine Islands, on November 22, 1899, the immediate cause of
which was an acute attach of dysentery.
He had been in the army hospital under
the care of a United States army surgeon
for three weeks previous to his demise.
In view of the f.ict that the United
States will pay the Hon. William R. Day
the sum of $100,000 for 59 davs service
as peace commissioner, Tbe Coming Age
if led to remark: "This is equal to the
President's salary for two years. It is
equal to a mechanic's rages for 250 years.
It is equal to what a barber would receive for shaving 1,000,000 men. So far
as we know Christ gave to the world the
sermon on the mount without even taking a collection."
J. H. Land, former Dominion secretary of the Royal Templars of Temper'
ance at Hamilton, has been ordered, by
the deci ion of Judge Snider, to recover
$10,000 to Royal Templars of Temperance, the amount of the alleged defalcation.
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.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
Soo Pacific Line
For information regarding
tickets to and from all points
Canada, United
States and Europe
and tickets to
China, Japan, Honolulu, and Australia,
apply for information to
H. E. Leslie,
Agent Ashcroft.
or to E. J. Coyle,
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent,
Vancouver, B. C.
"The Bow-legged Ghost ud Other Stories/
With an Intro-
due tion by
greatest poet,
Jama* Whit-
comb Riler. An
Uluitrated volume of original
h u morous
■ketches, Terse,
facetious paragraphs and colloquies. A book
that wiU not
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reader, as it
enter* a new
and heretofore
field of humor.
A book to be
read aloud and
enjoyed among
Books,'• "Selling Locks of Hair," "Mo Woman, Mo
Fad " "Society Actresses," ate., etc. This first
edition bound in doth, printed on extra fine
paper, and absolutely the best humorous book published. Worth $2.50, mailed postpaid for M.oo.
Order at once. Send for our new special Illustrated catalorae mailed tret. Gives you the lowest prices on all good books.  Address all orders to
tiMhhm •■« Mraa/MUnn. Akron, Ohio.
(Th. W.rn.r Company ii thoroughly reliable.]—Editor.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
First-class in every "respect.
Choice  Wines,  Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room   free.
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit.
Butcher Shop in Connection.
Anthony & Kobson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863.
General flerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
General llacksniith
Work done at reasonable prices.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHA8. McGILLIVRAY   Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.  Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headqaartersfor stage.    Stable in connection.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
And be sure that each Cigar is branded, otherwise they are not genuine.
They are not only made of the Choicest Tobacco but are of home manufacture, and
should be patronized by all good citizens,
12S Water Street, VANCOUVER, B C
J. H. Clements,
The leading mail order Drug and Stationery
House in the Interior,
and Contractors
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.
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J, M. Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
Properties Bondeo;
Vancouver- B. 0'
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.
Head Office:   ASHCROFT. B. C.
35w£EE,CHIA.^TT  tailor
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.
CAiR^O-ILIE 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
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.
T. C. Clarke  of  the  17 was in town
this week on business.
H. Attwood went to Clinton the first
of the week to be absent several davs.
Rav. Archdeacon Small will hold services in the school house Sunday evening at 7:30.	
Mr. D. Hamilton returned from Bridge
river Tuesi'ay where he bad been for
the past few weeks.
C. T. Diamond left N ancouver last
week for the Kootenay district where he
has secured a position.
Alex. McDonald the barber, is at the
coast on a business trip, and expects to
return home this evening.
" Ja?k " Walker of the Pioneer hotel
is at Clinton this week attending the
annual ball held at that place.
Miss R. Clarke of Vancouver arrived
in town last Friday evening and will
spend some time visiting with her sister
Mrs. T. A. Brett.
W. F. Allen of the Pioneer hotel and
Fraser A Bell of the Excelsior hotel
built a crossing connecting their houses
this week for the accommodation of (the
H. M. Strauss and a couple other mining men from California are expected to
arrive in town this evening, to investigate further some mining properties
which thev have lately looked over.
The concert held Tuesday evening in
Santini's hall in aid of the Methodist
Church funds was well attended and the
program rendered in good style. The
net proceeds amounted to about $24.
The boiler for F. H. Kinder's new
steam boat arrived in town Wednesday.
Captain Kinder will have his large craft
in shape shortly ana will endeavor to
accommodate the traffic in first class
style this season.
Rod. Atkins after safely installing
three acetylene gas plants in town at
once set about, to build one on a smaller
scale with improvements. This week
he succeeded in completing a table lamp
which, when in working shape produces
a good light. The lamp is handy and per-
ferfrctly save and clean. It is the intention to secure a patent for the new lamp.
A Orlevance.
Editor Prospector, Sir: I had a dream
ihe other night, a beautiful dream. Lillooet was a fairy place, a perfect paradise, the road was beautifully graded and
gravelled side walks stretched away on
both sides of the street, avenues of trees,
gardens a'l fenced in and glowing with
flower beds and beautiful lawns, fountains were playing at different spots and
the Church of England was a minature
Westminster Abbey. Then I suddenly
awoke to find the whole of the surface
water of the town running in a stream
through my cabin. I sprang from my
bed, hastily dressed and rushed to the
street, to loose both my goloshes and
get stuck in the mud. Help me out
please Mr. Editor.   YourB faithfully
Sam Gibbs.
Lillooet, B. C, February 22,1900.
(Continued from second page )
committe being the tribunal to receive
evidence. The house after hearing the
finance minister at some length, refused
the committee.
Another question, not one of immediate policy but wich nevertheless filled an
important plsce in 'the week's proceedings, was with reference to the sending
of the proffered B. C. contingent to
South Africa, the government virtually
admitting that they would only go a
very little way in evidencing their loyalty to the throne. It was pointed out
that hundreds throughout British Columbia were waiting to know what would
be done—that hundreds were willing to
volunteer—and that beyond sending the
offer forward in a half-hearted fashion
at the dictation of the house, the government had failed to press the offer as
bona fide.
In reply both Hon. Mr. Semlin and
Hon. Mr, Cotton practically said that
the dominion government would do
nothing in connection with an independent provincial contingent; that the imperial government wanted units only—if
mounted infantry 125 men, or mounted
horsemen 260—that the province if it
sent a contingent would have to send
them "charges paid" all the way to
Capetown, and that this particular provincial government would think about it
a long time before going to such an expense, Britain didn't need the men anyway. The reply of the opposition was
that their loyalty "went further than
Halifax," and if the government of the
motherland wanted the men delivered at
Capetown, they had sufficient confidence
in the people sustaining the expenditure
to support the government to the extent
of any sum required. At another stage
in the week's pioceedings the government appeared in a most unfavorable
light through absolutely refusing to allow a half-hour'u adjournment in order
that the members might join with the
people of Victoria in bidding God speed
to the members of Strathcona's Horse
who were being "farewelled" in the
drill hall not fifty yards from the chamber.
Among the new measures now before
are, the timber inspection bill, to provide for the official scaling of logB; the
bill to establish councils of conciliation
and arbitration and a bill to restore tbe
provincial franchise to the judges, sheriffs, deputies, civil servants, etc,'—disfranchised by the infamous act of last
Still another motion of censure is on
the order paper, tbe mover this time
being Mr. Higgins. He has shown that
the government withheld the most important letter of all from the return with
reference to the eight hour law, that
demanded by resolution of the house.
The letter in question indicated that
legislation on the subject would be
brought beiore the house at the present
The legislature On Wednesday evening witnessed the novelty of a reporters'
strike. The government had determined
upon an evening session, after an afternoon of particularly heavy debate, and
with ten and twelve columns to handle
for the afternoon alone, the press men
deserted the gallery. As a result no
one was willing to speak, and the evening session was confined absolutely to
routine proceed ire.
The remains of the late Alex. Dunsmuir are to be interred at Oakland, Cal.,
where the deceased had made his residence for a number of years, and near
which city he recently purchased a hand-
eome home. James Dunsmuir left New
York on Th ursday wi th the remains.
A New York despatch says t Robert
Burnham Molineux has been sentenced
to die in the electric chair during the
week of March 26th.
Molineux made a statement in court
that he had not been fairly convicted,
and that "yellow journals" had put a
price on his head. Counsel for Molineux served notice of an appeal for a new
trial, ,.  /,
CLINTON, B. C. Branch at Lillooet.
Established 1886.
Manufacturers of all kind of
None but the best material used. Miners or
prospectors sending in orders will receive
prompt attention and satisfaction guaranteed.
Incorporated 1896
Mclennan, mcfeeley & Co., in.
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies.
Agents for The Giant Powder Co.. San Francisco.
Wnrlr   Carpenters   and  Miner's
Hmicac Building Hardware
IIUU9C9.   and paper.
I icrhf The latest Acetylene gas
lalglll.   machines.
II..! See our new line of Air
neat.   Tight Heaters.
R ra 9 A A" sizes of cooking stoves
DICdU.   and ranges.
_\l_t-t_m Hot water   boile rs an
II a IB I.   Bath tubs.
tifnnft Crosscut saws, axes, files
~UUU.   and grind stones.
C+uIa The Sherwin-Williams
OlJlC.   paint.
Iaa All sizes of hockey and spring
ll#C   skates.
Dining Room.
First class meals served with all the
delicacies of the season. Meal tickets
furnished on application.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
u r Specialties:
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 180:!.
General flerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
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 is a popular and profitable policy to the assured.
It will pay you to see our rates and different plans before taking out a policy;
WM. HOLDEN, Inspector, Van eouver. THOS. McADAM, Provincial Manager.
Horse Shoeing.
General Blacksmith
Work done at reasonable prices.
John Hawley
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First class mining properties handled.


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