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Array THE
PROSPECTOR.
Vol. 2, No. 50.
LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 1000
$2.00 a year.
Constable L. G. Burns left for Cadwallader last Monday wlieie lie will
reside for a few weeks, watching the r« -
suit of the Woodchuck. R A.'Hume will
act aa constable during the time he is
absent.	
George Doherty foreman at the Anderson Lake mines is down looking after
his assessment *ork on some pro pert i«s
on Cayoosh creek. Mr. Doheny is o: e
, of the moot practical and thorougl
miners in this district.
J. J. Neweome of San Francisco, a
practical mill man who has been with
the Anderson Lake Company for the
past few weeks has resigned his position
on account of poor health and will leave
soon for home. Mr. Newsome is very
favorably impressed with Lillooet as a
mining country.
Mining men for Bridge River are
looked for next week. With sue i magnificent properties as fie Lome, the Wood,
chuck, the 40 Thieves and adozen ot hers
that can any of them be secured at a
reasonable price there should be a rush
in to that section soon and it will come
before another season rolls aronnd.
Mr. Hawley of Vancouver who is
largely interested in the Ample Mines
spent this week on Cayoosh creek.
He has been very largely instrumental
in securing the capital for the extensive
works on Cayoosh creek at (he Ample
mines and in the development and
purchase of the properties.
D. Hurley, one of the owners of the
Lorne group of claims in Cadwallader, left for Vancouver last
Sunday. He took with him the results
of the six weeks run of the arrastra
which amounted to 182 ounces, valued
at $3,094. The arrastra is still working
away and further cleanups will be made
which wil' be as good as this one. The
Lorne is a go< d properly and has proved
itself a bonanza.
F. M. Bard spent a few days in town
this week recuperating from his hard
seasons work in building the McGillivray
creek mill and tramway, both of which
are now completed and are thoroughly
well done. The mill is now running
and Mr. Bard has been engaged by Dr.
F. S. Reynolds, the President of the
Anderson Lake mines, to take charge of
the mill, Mr. Bard being a practical
mill man and amalgamator. Wm. Brett,
who goes up also in the em ploy of the
company, and Mr. Bard left to-day for
the mines.	
Ample nines.
Col. Rives superintendent of the huge
cyanide plant at the Ample mine now
in course of construction, was in town this
week and stated that if all went well he
hoped to start the mill by tha 10th of
July. It hardly seems possible however
from the amount of work in sight that
this can be done. The new bucket
tramway is installed and works to perfection  it being automatic loading  and
unloading one man at the brake doing
the entire work and and with a capacity of 10 to 15 tons per hour. The
A 11pie mine is a gieat property and if
ute results of treatment of the ore is a
■ iccessful as is hoped for by t he company it will be a gieat thing for the
Lillooet Mining district. In British Columbia there is no plant so fully up to
due and of such capa ity as at the
Ample. It seems only fair to expect
good results from this property under
the able management oi Col. Rives.
The ferry at the first crossing of
Bridge River broke away Tuesday morning about 11 o'clock, drifting down the
stream into some bu*hes when G. A.
Ward who was on the scow
succeeded in getting ashore safely. The
scow continued down the stream being
destroyed by theiaging torrents and
striking the banks of the river. The
dead man gave away causing the accident, losing the scow but managed to
save the cable. Another scow will be
built at once to replace the one gone and
in the meantime "Gib" will endeavor to
accommodate the traveling public.
Will Support Out s nulr Government.
The remit of the convention at Vancouver last Monday and Tuesday is
received wilh satisfaction all <vr the
I rovince. Twe ty-tive me,_be s elett
have pledged their au| port and with
rfuch a strong party of able men the
country will again be placed on a responsible basis.
The convention derided to support the
Dunsmuir Government and a short session of probably about ten days will be
held when the estimates and non-contentions legislation will be parsed. After
the session a reconstruction of the cabinet will take place.
Cayoosh Creek Bridges Uonc.
On the evening of the 19th inst there
was a cloud burst upon the headwaters
of Cayoosh Creek, above the Golden
Cache quartz mill, which caused
t e creek to suddenly be ame a
great roaring, raging torrent, bringing
down wilh it immense trees which lodging against the several bridges crossing
the stream between the Toronto-Lillooet
Company's naw mill and the Golden
Cache mill, tore them from their foun-
Ulions in a jiffy, and sent four of these
bridges careering down the stream. The
loss of these bridges is a serious one of
the Toronto-Lillooet Co. One of them
being the substantial new bridge recently erectea by Supt. R:ves for ' the
purpose of bringing over wood and
timber to the new mill. This rise in the
creek was wholly unlooked for and unprecedented, and in the memory of the
oldest inhabitant the water never before
a tained such a height, and such a volume, f	
Proposed Chinese Act.
A special despatch from Ottawa says:
"Government has under consideration
proposed Chinese Act, which is for the
purpose of regulating and restricting
Chinese. In addition to increased poll
tax, there will bt in the new act a clause
similar to the Natal Act, providing for
educational tests, which of itself will be
sufficient to largely exclude Chinese. It
will apply to Chinese only."
DOniNloN DAY SPORTS.
PRIZES VALUE OF
1 Bovs race under 8 years     75   50   25
2 "" '•       10   •« 75   50   25
3 " "       15   "     1 00   75   50
4 100yd foot race open 3 00   1 M)
5 75yd 3-legged race open     2 00   1 00
ft 200yd foot race open 4 00   2 00
7 100yd Prospe"tor« race com
petitors to carry 50 lbs. of
Hour 3 00 1 75
8 J_ mile foot race open 5 00 2 50
9 75yd sack race open 2 00 1 00
10 Running long jump 2 00 1 00
11 Run ning hop step and jump2 50 1 00
12 200yd obstacle race 3 00 1 50
13 Running Hiwh Jump 2 00 1 00
14 Vaulting with pole 2 50 1 00
15 Potato* race    _ 3 00 1 50
16 Thread and neeUle race, 50
yards and re urn 2 00   1 00
17 Bicycle race, % mile 2 00   1 00
18 Throwing the baseball       200   1 00
2nd day.
frizes value of
1 The Cayoosh Creek % mile
pony  ace dash, entrance
fee $1.00 10 00   5 00
2 The Lillooet Stakes J^mile
and repeat, open o all
horses bred in the Province, entrance fee, $2.00 20 00 10 00
3 The Scum Scum, % mi'e
single dash for saddle
horses.entrance fee $1.0010 00   5 00
4 The Cyclone, J£ mile slow
race, last horse to win
the money, horsemen
must change horses, entrance fee 50c 5 00   2 00
5 Consolation Race, % mile
single dash open toiicrses
that have not Won a race
entrance fee 75c 7 00   4 00
6 Tug of War,  Whites-In-
dians, ten men on each
side 10 00
Mclnnes Dismissed.
Special to the Th* Prospector.
Victoria, June 21.—J. D. Prentice,
East Lilloeet, sworn in as provincial
secretary and minister of education, W.
Wells, North East Kootenay, chief commissioner of lands and works; ft. Mc-
bride, Dewdney, minister of mines, the
cabinet now being complete.
The Lieutent-Governor was asked to
resign on Tuesday and refuted on Wednesday he was dismissed and Sir Henri
Joly de Lotbemier of Quebec appointed.
ncKinley Nominated.
Philadelphia, June 21.—McKinley and
R otevelt were unanimously nominated
Republican candidates for President and
and Vice-President respectively.
A pipe line has been laid from the
flume across Main street supplying the
Pioneer and Excelsior hotels and Mr. P.
Santini's place with water.
The race between R. W. Johnson and
John Hackett, which was to have been
rowed on the Inlet at Vancouver on
July 12th will not take place before the
middle of August.
The water in the Fraser river is
raising very fast and driftwood, refuse,
etc are going down the stream in abundance. The rains of the last few days
have swelled the numerous streams.
The returns of the election from Cassiar are about all in, Clifford a supporter
of the Dunsmuir government and
Staples a Martin candidate were the
successful candidates out of the four.
Capt. John Irvine who has been one of
the members for some time failed to
secure enough votes to be returned.
THE   WAR   IN   AFRICA.
London 19.—No important development in the Transvaal. Lord LoberU
reports that 2,000 stand of arms
have been given up at Pretoria, since
the occupation. These will be utilized
by tl<e released British prisoners.
Gen'l Buller reports that tbe first
train passed through Laings Nek tunnel
yesterday.
London'20.—The town guard at Wak-
Kerstroon has surrendered to the British.
The Boers are gathering in force in
frcnt of Gen'l Rundle, near Ficksbuig.
Nothing has been heard of Lord
Roberts since the 16th and it is possible
the telegraph is interrupted South of
him.
London 20.—Lord Roberts telegraphs
from Pretoria that Gen'l Hunter advance column occupied Krugersdorp
without opposition on the 18th, and that
Gen'l Methuen on the 19th routed the
Boer force under Dewet, which was
opposing his entrv in Heilbron.
General Buller is pressing in advance.
On Wednesday he followed the Johannesburg railway to Paarde Kop.
Lord Roberts has adopted the Transvaal mining regulations for military administration.
The Transvaal government is reduced
to severe financial straits and is endeavoring to meet the emergency with
treasury bills, but the people refuse to
accept them.
The first train for Pretoria left Capetown Thursday. This shows plainly the
great progress made in the pacification
of the people.
China.
New York 19.—A despatch to the
"Tribune" from Washington says the
president has directed Gen'l MacArthur,
at Manila, to send three regiments of
regulars to China. ThiB means a foice
of about 5000 men.
London 19.—From German official
despatches American ships took no part
in the bombardment of Taku. No news
has yet been received of the relief of the
legations and the 600 Cosmapolitan residents of Pekin. The revolt is spreading
in Western China. In the recent bombardment of Taku, three forts were completely destroyed and most of the garrison killed or wounded by a charge of the
sailors of the allied fleet.
London, June 20.—The Shanghai correspondent of the "Daily Express" says
tbe Russian relieving force arrived outside Pekin this morning and immediately began to attack the city on both Bides
employing artillery. The force apparently arrived in time, for the Chinese
assert that the attack on the legations
had been renewed. On the night of
June 16th the Chinese troops attacked
the legations and set on fire five European buildings. Nothing definitely is
known as to the result, although other
reports are that the Chinese, infuriated
by the destruction of Taku, have since
massacred all the foreigners in Pekin.
The English at Shanghai think the
Chinese had foreign advice in organizing
the defences of Taku, because of the
precision wilh which their attack was
delivered. It is reported that no less
than 700 Chinese were killed in the
forts.
Japan is mobalizing 25,000 men for
immediate transportation.
The British cruiser ''Undaunted" has
arrived at Shanghai and taken up a
position commanding tbe forts.
London 20.—Shanghai cables sta'e
that the Legations were safe at Pekin on
the 17th.
Admiral Seymour with the relieving
column is reported having reached
Pekin.
Washington 20.—The Chinese minister here states that Li Hung Chang has
been ordered to Pekin and the Chinese
minister at Havna predicts that a new
government will be set up under the
leadership of Li Hung Chang.
Washington 50.—U.S. Consul at Ghee-
fow cables there is no word from Pekin
for six days and that the mission at
Sanchow has been looted, the Chinese
carrying off the Missionaries.
London, 22. — Ttie scantiness of
authentic news regarding the Chinese
situation continues.
Mr. R. A. Davis of Princeton is spending a few days in town.
Mr. F. Meldrum arrived in town
Thursday and will be employed at the
Ample mill.
Dr. Clarke of Kamloops and Ashcroft
will be at tbe Pioneer Hotel next Monday and following days for medical
practice. ■' 	
The provincial exchequer has been increased to the extent of nineteen deposits at $200 each with a probability of
a couple more.
One of Mr. Thos. Sewards sons who
lives near Lytton bas been very ill tbe
past week and fears are entertained for
his recovery.
James H. S. Rowbottom left the first
of the week for Cayoosh creek to do
assessment work on claims owned by
himself and others.
Frank Robertson, secretary oi the
Bend'Or mines will go up to the mines
the first is the week to be present at the
cleanup about the first of the month.
Mr. E. Thomas, the Kamloops photographer wll be in Lillooet in a few davs
and will remain until after tbe first of
July. Any body requiring work in Mr.
Thomas' line will be accommodated in
first class shape.
A. W. Smith, M.P.P., left last Saturday morning for Victoria and Vancouver
to attend the Government convention
and assist in straightening out the
affairs of the province. Mr. Smith's
long service in the legislature and his
experience in mining waa recognised
by the leaders of the Government by
offering him a portfolio but Mr. Smith
declined. We heartily congratulate Mr.
Smith on the palpable recognition of hie
ability and express our regrets that he
could not see Lis way clear to accept the
responsibility of office. Possibly in any
future reorganization of the Cabinet he
may reconsider his decision and allow
Lillooet to share the prestige that a
Cabinet position always carries. Mr,
Smith returns home tomorrow. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 22,  1900
THE PROSPECTOR.
Published every Friday.
SUBSCRIPTION 12.U0
Payable in advance.
RIC. A. FRASER, Editor and Proprietor.
FRIDAY. JUNE 22, 1900.
Bridge River district is one of tbe
richest free milling camps on the
continent, and nest spring wili see a
number of stamp mills crushing the
quartz with good results. Capitalist*
are seeking investments and there is no
better field than in this district and
every inducement should be given b)
claim holders to responsible parties
wishing to deal in prospects.
Not one of the members of the late
Semlin ministry is representing a constituency in the province. They have
been either beaten at the polls or retired
from political life.
Martin and Mclnnes.
The Toronto Globe and Mail deal
editorially with the result of the British Columbia election*. The Mail says
that Martin was wiped off the face of
the earth. The election, it says, wap
not only disastrous to Martin, but to
Lieutenant-Governor Mclnnes.
The Globe says the Martin government is now defeated and thus we have
a state of affairs under which, as Sir
Wilfrid Laurier says, the Lieutenant-
Governor will be found to have taken a
very serious step. He dismissed a
ministry which was not charged with
dishonesty or flagrant wrong-doing of
any kind. The dismissal was condemned by the legislature. He chose as his
first minister a gentleman declared b\
an almost unanimous resolution of the
Legislature not to possess its confidence.
It is therefore obvious that he assumed
a grave peisonal responsibility and teok
a large risk, staking everything on the
appeal to the people. It may be contended that the stake was so large as to
include his own official life and that tin
people in rejecting Martin have pronounced against the action of the Lieutenant-Governor.
Ottawa newspapers as well as those of
other cities agree that Martin has met
with a crushing defeat.
THE   WAR   IN   AFRICA.
London 16.—Lord Roberts' despatches
leave affairs east of Pretoria with tht
Boers withdrawn to new positions.
News of fresh fighting is expected b)
the war otlice, but none came las
night.
Gen'l Rundle's patrol had a skirmish
with the Boers again on Wednesday.
It is assumed by some that Gen'l
Buller will move into tbe Orange Rive
colony and cooperate with Genera
" Methuen and Gen'l Rnndle in bagging
Piesdt Steyn and 7,009 followers. I
appears that Steyn, and not Kruger, i:
now the stumbling b'ock in the wav ol
the surrender of tbe Burghers.
London 16.—5.10 p.m. Rumor is rift
that Lord Roberts is negotiating will.
Presdt Kruger and Gen'l Botha, througl
their wives, regarding terms of eur
render.
London 16.—Lord Roberts reporu
that Rustenbnrg was occupied yest«rda\
by Gen'l Baden-Powell. He hope;
Gen'l Buller is how at Standerion
Heidleburg will soon be occupied frou
Pretoria, Orange River colong then be
ing completely cut off from the Transvaal.
Gen'l Baden-Pjwell reports that tin
western districts are settling do vn and
over 1,000 stand of arms surrendered.
Hans Eloff and Piet Kruger (son of   tht
President,) have made submission, having been previously disarmed.
Gen'l Botha's army has retired and
believed to be at Middlebury. His rear
guard was surprised and] entirely routed
by Gen'l Ian Hamilton's mounted
infantry.
London 18.—With the exception of a
Capetown rumor that Lord Roberts is
about to Beize the Delauba Bay railway
at a strong point, there is no news from
South Atrica.
London 18. 4.20 a.m.—There are eome
indications of Lord Roberts considers
the end of tne struggle in South Africa a
fair distance. One of these is the fact
that the Natal Volunteers weie dismissed to their homes by Gen'l Buller
on Saturday.
Another indication is the report that
that a complete regiment of Regulars is
to be withdrawn from Gen'l Buller's
army and embarked lor China.
British troops are now near Middle-
burg.
Nothing received from Lord Roberts
yesterday.
London 19.—3 a.m.—The Boer commandoes are retiring on Middleberg, followed by the British Artillery and
cavalry. Tlie Boers are destroying the
bridges behind them and carrying off
provisions pnd cattle. Advices from
Machadodorp say the Boers are preparing heavy wagon trains for a retreat to
the Ladybrand District, where they are
determined to make a stand.
China.
The southern provinces of China are
still quiet, although there was a slight
disturbance recently against Catholics.
Shanghai 16.—Lust night advices from
Tien Tsin report large incendiary tires
in the Eastern part. Three English and
American churches were burned, besides residences of many foreigners.
Hong Kong 16.—The British cruiser
"Terrible" sailed with troops this morning for Tien Tsin Oapt S<;ott arranged to
land 12 pounders aud other naval guns
for land service.
London 19.—3.30 a.m.—China declared war against tbe rest of the world
when the Taku forts opened fire upon
the International fleet. Tbe account*
of what took place are still very unsatisfactory. The best semi-official information being tbe despatch received at
Berlin from Chee Foo as follows:
"A semi-official despatch from Chee
Foo announctd that the Taku forts had
been captuied after a combination
attack by the foreign warships. The
despatch added that the foieign settlements at Tien Tnen were fired into by
the Chinese. The forts on both sides ot
the Taku are now occupied. Tbe Chinese
Mpened fire unexpectedly. The casualties were; Killed—British one, German
3, Russian 16, French one; wounded—
British 4. German 7, Russian 45, French
1. The Chinese torpedo boats were
seized. The heavy Russian losses were
to tbe blowing of a magazine at Man-
ihur.
New York 18—The "Worlds" London
despatch says the British Government
nas decided to send to China immediately from Gen'l Buller's force, 1,-
000 infantry, 3 batteries of artillery and
a siege train.
Washington 18.—The war dept confirms the report that a regiment of U. S.
infantry has been ordeied from Manilx
to China and are probably already on
loard transport.
London 18. 3 a. m.—Seven thousand
Rusi-ianB with twelve machine guns ar.
marching from Tien Tsin to Pekin.
The admiralty has received an official
lespatch from Chee Foo stating that a
Japanese Man of War just arrived from
Taku reports that the International
troops are back at Tien Tsin, being un-
ible to get through to Pekin. Another
Ghee Foo despatch states that the Taku
foils   yesterday fired on the   combined
fleets, and after a brief engagement, the
forts surrendered.
A Yokohama despatch states Japan is
sending 2,000 troops to china.
Simla (India; 18—In consequence of
the gravity of the Chinese situation the
7th Bengal infantry have been ordered
to proceed to Hong Kong.
The following summary of theChinefe
situation was telegraphed to the "Daily
News" last evening from Shanghai.
"The situation is critical and without
parallel since the Indian Mutiny. At the
Yangtse ports there is a grave feeling
of unrest among the natives. At
yet there has been no outbreak but
placards have been posted in Kin Kainn
Agas Kin and Wuha calling on the people to "kill and burn." A body of
rioters 5,000 strong are at Kwe-i-hoin,
in the prefecture of Canton and troops
have gone lo suppress them. The
powers being unprepared, ato helples*
to prevent disaster, but baring trifling
loia' frictions they are working amicably.
The Birthday Honors.
As the cable has, of course, informed
you, Lord Strathcona is the only
Canadian in the Birthday Honors' List,
it is announced in the official "Gazette"
that "Her Majesty has been pleased t>
grant to Lord Strathcona and Mount
Royal (Hiah Commissioner of Canada) a
new patent of peerage, with remainder
to his daughter." Tlie "Times" says
that the honor is "a graceful tribute to
the patriotic Imperialism of the High
Commissioner."
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^ THE. PROSPECTOR, LTLLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 1900
Guilty or Not Ouiity.
She stood at the bar of Justice,
A creature wan and wild:
In form too small for a woman,
In features too old for a child.
For ii look so worn and pathetic
Wiis stamped on her pule young face:
It swemed long years of suffering
Must have left that silent trace.
'• Your name," said the !udge,*s he eyed her
With kindly look yet keen;
'' Is Mary MeGuire, if you please, sir."
"And your age?'1   "I am turned fifteen."
"Well, Mary;" and then from a paper
lie slowly and gravely read,
"You are charged here—I'm sorry to say it,
With stealing three loaves ol, bread.
"You look not like an offender
And I hope that you can show
The charge to be false.   Mow, tell me,
Are you guilty of this, or no?"
A passionate burst of weeping.
Whs at first her sole reply;
lint she dried her eyes in a moment,
' And looked in the Judge's*ye.
'•I will tell you how it was, sir.
My father and mother are dead,
And my little brother and sisters
Were hungry, and asked me ijr. bread.
At first, I earned it lor them
By working hard all day.
But, somehow.'times were ba.6, ilr,
And the work ail fell away.
"I could get no more employment,
The weather was'Mtter cold;
The young ones cried and shivered—
(Litile Johnny's but four years old);
So what was I to do, sir?—
I am guilty—but do not condemn -
I took—Oh I was it stealing?
Tne bread to give it to them,"
Every man ia the court poom,
Gray-beard and thoughtless youth—
Knew, as he looked upon her,
That the prisoner spoke the truth
■O.ut from their pockets came handkerchiefs,
v .<>ui from their eyes sprang tears,
/And out from the-old faded wallets
Treasurers hoarded for years.
Th". Judge's face was a-study,—
The strangest you ever saw,-
As lie cleared histhroat and murmured
Something about the: law.
For one so learn'd in such matter,
So wise in dealing with men,
lie seemed on a simple question
Sorely puzzled 'just then.
But no one blamed him, or wondered
When, at last, these words they heard;
'•The sentence of this young prisoner
Is. for the present, deferred."
And uoone mamed him, or wondered,
When he went to her and smiled,
And tenderly led, from the court room,*
Himself, the "Guilty" child!
AN IMPORTANT fllNINli CASE.
Nelson Tribune:— Messrs. Taylor &
Hamilton have received the full text, of
the judgement of the court in the celebrated case of Grutohfield vs. Harbottle.
This case has an espial interest for
mining men. The facts are that a free
miner named Beadles of Salmo staue I
the May Day mineral claim near Ymir,
on May 1st, 1897, and on the 6th day of
the same month he gave a bill ol pale to
J.H. Harbottle of Nelson who neglected
to register the same until April 1898. In
the interval, namely July,; 1897, Beadles
allowed his free miners' certificate to
lapse, and Harbottle, not having re„is-
tered his bill of sale, the ground was relocated by Williams Grutohfield in
October 1897 as an Equalizer.
Section 9 of tbe Mineral Act provides
that if a free miner allows Ins certificate
to lapse his mineral claim becomes
forfeited to the crown, but if he has a
co-owner it is not forfeited, but the
whole claim goes to the co-owner,
provided the co-owner keeps his certificate alive, which in this instance
Harbottle did.
Section 49 of the Mineral Act also has
a bearing upon the case in that it states
that while a bill of sale unregistered iB
good between the parties. Suction 50 of
the Act further provides that a bill of
sale iB not enforceable until it is registered. S. S. Taylor who conducted the
case for Harbottle at tbe trial, contended
that (1) Grutchfield was not a third
party, because unless he could lawfully
locate the ground he cou'd not get the
standing of a third party in law ;(2) tnat
Grutchfield could not. lawfully locate the
ground because Harbottle was a co-
owner, and in fact tbe May Day never
became waste land of the crown, and
under section Oof the act Grutchfield
could not locate tbe ground or get any
standing until such happened.
At the trial of the action Mr. Justice
Martin held for the plaintiff Grutchfield;
holding that Grutchfield was a third
party, and that while Harbottle was a
co-owner under  section 9, yet .all   his
ights of co-ownership were  postponed
o Grutchfield. rights because Harbottle
ad not registered his bill of sale in the
meantime.     The case was appealed   to
he  full   court   at    Victoria,   and   the
inanimons  judgement of the court   reversed   the   judgement of   .Mr. Justice
Martin,   and as given by Chief Justice
McCall is in the following words:
'The f.ict9 are lully stated in the
judgement of Mp. Justice Martin.
"There is apparently a conflict be-
tweeu sections 40 and 50 of the act. The
former provides that an assignment,
though not recorded within a time limit,
shall be valid as between the parties;
tnd the latter that it shall not be enforceable between ihem until alter having been recorded.
"In my opinion tbe failure to record
did not result in the claim becoming
waste lands of the crown, open to
location.
"As assignment is ordinarily enforceable against an unwilling party only by
some legal process, and I think that
-eciion 50 could and ought to he construed as meaning merely that the court
should not affoid relief before record of
assignment; thus giving effect to both
sections. I think the reason for this is
to be found in the provision for payment
of a fee for each record.
"The appeal is allowed with costs."
The property involved i*t this case is
now a very valuable one. Some $2,000
worth of work has been done upon it
and it is said to be worth something
like $30,000.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that application will
be made bv the Vancouver Northern and
Yukon Railwav Company to the Legislative
Assembly of the Province of British Columbia
at its next session for an act extending 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
Vancouter or some other convenient point
on   Ihe    shore   of    Burrard   Inlet, to   some
Point on the north or south side of the
raser river at or near the City of
New Westminster, and changing the name of
the company by inserting the word " Westminster " after the word "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.
MePHILLIPS & WILLIAMS,
Solicitors for Applicants.
MINERAL ACT, 1896.
[Form F.]
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.
NOTICE.
Monarch and Welland Vale mineral claims
situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of
Lillooet District, located on the left bank of
Cayoosh Creek, near Ample mineral claim.
Take notice that I, Geo, T. Rives, agent for the
Toronto-Lillooet Gold Reefs Company .'.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 seetion 37, must be
commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 11th day of May, 1900.
GEO. T. RIVE8,
It was his first visit to his old home,
after an absence of 20 years.
"Here," he said, "are my initials and
those of the girl I married, cut in the
hark of this old beach tree, and still
plain to be seen, after all these years.
How little did I think," he sighed, "the
last time I saw those letters, that I
would be married four times before seeing them again!"
R.F.Anderson _ Co
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
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Paints, Oils and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, 8hovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Russel Wire Fencing.
UREN&
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GENERAL BLACKSMITHING
AND HORSESHOEING.
CLINTON, B. C. Brunch at Lillooet.
CO. -E_L-     r-_ l-Vi H S' I 'H*
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Book, Stationery, Soaps,
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CANDIES, FRUITS, NUTF
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who will have it attended to as well as if
you came personally.
LYTTOH.
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(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 186:1.
POST  OFFICE   STOBB.
General flerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
FORWARDING AGENTS.
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.
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LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and Friday.
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Through and return tickets at reduced rates.    Special conveyances furnished.
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY!
Head Office:   ASHCROFT, B. C.
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WHEN YOU WANT A NEW SUIT.
I have just received direct from Scotland the best selection of Tweeds, Worsteds, Serges,
Panting* in the Interior.   Satisfaction guaranteed.
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Canadian Pacific Navigation Company.
Cnv A lac Ira Steamers for Skagway and Alaska points leave Victoria every Wednesday
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Steamers for B. C. Northern Points leave Victoria and Vancouver weekly.   Regular steamers
for all British Columbia points.   Particulars on application
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First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
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CHA8. McGILLIVRAY    Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
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I liquors and cigars.
Headqaartersfor stage.    Stable in con
nection.
SAHUEL GIBBS,
Notary FHibllc, Accountant and
Mining:  Broker,
Reports on Mining Properties.
LILLOOET Mid BRIDGE RIVER.B.C
LICENSED  CXXNVEY_K<;XE. THE PROSPECTOR, LTLLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JUNE 22,  1900
*v* 4* ^ <v° *v* ^ *r T^MM^Mk
LOCAL NEWS       J
K
Mr. Glencrosa of Ashcroft is in town
thia week.
Bod.   J. Atkin has   been fixing   up  a
sign-hoard for his shop this week.
Several men came in on the Lytton
stage on Tuesday for the Bend'Or mines.
A new set of shoes aiid dies for the
Bend'Or mill went up Seaion Lake this
week.
 , -»
Wm. Allen owner of the Pioneer Hotel
left on Tuesday for Bridge River where
he has valuable interests in mines.
Mr. McDonald of San Francisco, is
visiting his brother Mr. Alex. McDonald
at the Hotel Victoria.
Mr. George McDonald, after an absence of two years in the Kootenay, returned to Lillooet on Saturday.
Lillooet citizens will remember that
tbe annual school meeting for tbe tran?-
action of the usual business will he held
on Saturday, June 30th.
Let a stranger from Ashcroft d op into
one of our solo games and see how the
boys all strike together, if yon think
there is any discord in Lillooet.
Mr. Reynolds, Miss Reynolds and
Miss Ward of iYshcroft are having a
thoroughly good time in Lillooet. They
are simply taking life and using it and
leting tbe future with mask and worry
take care of itself.
Look out for an improvement in business in all lines within tlie next, few
months Lillooet has quart z mines of
great value. Capitalists nil' not very
muchlonger ignore Bridge River and
other sections tributins to Lillooet.
Charles Pennie a much respected
citizen and old timer living 14 milep
east of Ashcroft died this week after a
lung illness. Mr. Pennie will be missed
in the community in which he has so
long resided. He leaves a widow but
no children.
The writer had hoped when be came
to Lillooet to spend a Tew weeks that he
would strike a good community that
would not, like the Ashcroft fisherman,
catch a 4-inch fish and make the little
fellow a ten pounder but, some of
Lillooet's fishermen aould give Joe Burr,
Jack Webb and Marcus Bailey cards and
ppaoes aud then beat them out on fish
stories.
The Imperial Limited service of the
Canadian Pacific Railway for the season
of 1900 has been inaugurated. This
superb train now covers the distance
from coast to coast in one hundred
hours. Every train is equipped with
magnificent sleeping cars and iul.lv
equipped tourist cars. Tourist, curs for
Toronto and Boston leave on Tuesdays
and Saturdays and for Montreal and
Boston on Thursdays. All of these cars
make close connection at Fort William
with tbe Upper Lake steamships. A
Daily tourist car also runs to St. Paul.
The, mill at tbe Anderson Lake mines
is running night and day and with good
results. There will be less than hall
time made this month and large results
are not looked for by the company as so
far tbe lowest grside ore taken ont of the
mine has heen milled, it having been
necessary to move the same lo make
way for tbe big bin at the head of the
tramway. Next month a better class of
ore will he milled. The mine is a valuable one and there is ore enou_h in
sight to warrant a 40 stamp mill. Tt is
not as a rule high grade although there
is some verv rich ore in the ledge but
the most of it is low grade hut, carrying
enough to pay a good profit for mining
and milling. Tbe capacity of tl.e mill
will no doubt be doubled by tbe addition of another ten stamps for which the
power and buildings are already provided, in the near future.
The boys say the new barber can
fairly cut a man's whiskers off with an
in an out curve and that if they can get
a crack at Ashcroft it will be off with the
latter.
Arrangements will very likely be made
for the Ashcroft Base Ball club to play
a match gome in Lillooet on tbe 3rd of
next month it will add much to tlie enjoyment of the occasion if such arrangements can be complicated.
Promotion examinations will be held
at the public school next week. There
will also be a public examination on
Friday, June 29tn to which all are cordially invited. The annual school
meeting is to be held Saturday June
30th at 11 a.m.
Sir Henri Joly.de Lotbemier has been
appointed L'eut.-Governor of British
Columbia (i.e..) Thomas R. Mclnnes'
removed. The new apoointee is highly
spoken of and s' oulrl make a good
governor. The Phosckctor does not believe in importations from the east to
till offices in B.C. We have plenty of
patriots anxious and willing to serve
their country at so much a year and
found. We imagine if a man were taken
from B. 0. and sent to the Piovince of
Quebec and made Lient.-Governor, the
Quebec people would make a vigorous
protest but we suppose we had better
take our medicine and saj v.e like i',
and any Way it will he an improvement
on Mclnnes.
Scotty, a well known bad Indian, is1
reported as having shot and killed hie
Klutchmnn at Cache Creek a day or two
ago. We have no particulars but. it was
no doubt caused by fire water. It. is an
outrage that can not, be too severely
condemned and punished, the selling
of liquor to Indians. There is too much
of it not only in other parts of tbe Province but in the vicinity of L'llooet. Our
new Provincial officers will do good
AOrk if he can stop such business and
bis efforts and those of other officials,
will be most vigourously upheld by the
better class of people in this section if
the evil can be stamped out. The
streets of the pleasant little village of
Lillooet should be so at all times that it
is perfectly safe for indies and
children to jj.iss along at any hour
without bearing that villainous language
that is too often heard not in all ca^-es
we are sorry to s.iy by Indians and
Chinamen. Let the lawH be enforced
and it will be better for all that live
here. If men must use vulgar and pro-
I'rane language tbey should not be
allowtd to do it on Ihe public streets.
DUNSMUIR IS PREdlER.
At four oclock yesterday afternoon
Premier Dunsmuir was sworn in as.
Prime Minister and President of the
council, Hon. I) M. Ebeits as Attorney-
General and Hon. J, II. Turner as
Minister of Finance. The three ether
cabinet officers will be filled byjrepresen-
tatives of Ma nland constituencies.
The new ministers will assume charge
of their department today, Mr. Martin
and his colleagues retiring after their
brief tenure of office.
Yesterday afternoon Premier Martin
endered his resignation to His Honor
Lieut.-Governor Mclnnes, and it was accepted. His Honor at once »nade an appointment with Mr. Duutmuir to   meet
him during tbe evening. At this meeting be asked him to undertake the task
of formihg an administration. Mt.
Dunsmuir consented.
Local politicans who discussed the announcement last evening were unanimous in saying that Mr. Dunsmuir
would have little difficulty in forming a
strong government which would meet
the house with a large working majority.
Many conjectures as to the personnel of
ihe cabinet were made, but nothing
official was given out lor publication.
To those who hsve kept close in touch
with the political situation, the news of
the selection of Mr. Dunsmuir will not
come in the nature of a surpi ise. When
cabinet changes were impending in the
past, Mr. Dunsmuir's name was frequently mentioned in connection with
the premiership, but the contention was
always made by his friends that his
Iarg3 business interests would prevent
him from taking tlie position. The
gravity of the crisis and the necessity
for imniediatelv placing the government
of the country on a sound basis impelled
him to sacrifice all personal conBidera-
t.ons to the- public interest.
The new Premier requires but little
introduction to the people of British
Columbia—tlie name of Dunsmuir being
so close.y associated with thegrowth and
development of the province. A son ol
the Hon. Robert Dunsmuir, he was born
about 40 years ayo at Vancouver, Wash.,
but the whole of his life, except his infantile days, lias been spent in British
Columbia., where he has immense business interests. Since the death of his
brother Aleck, a fe v months aj;o, the
management of tbe great business of R.
Dunsmuir and s^ns bas fallen on Mr.
James Dunsmuir. Recognized as a man
of soui.d business judgment and unblemished integrity, uis assumption of the
leadership of tbe government can have
no other lesult than the almost immediate restoration of confidence and in
the a Bured prosperity of British Columbia.
Dissolution Notice.
Notice is hereby given that tlie partnership
heretofore existing between James IJ. Uren and
John G. Mitchell, carrying on a general blacksmith business, at Clinton and Lillooet, has
this day been dissolved by mutual consent.
Ail accounts against andall deUL_due said firm
will be setiled by Stuart Henderson, Ashcroft.
JAMES R. UREN,
JOHN G. MITCHELL.
June 11th 19011.
Mark Dumond
• •
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HARDWARE
MERCHANT
Ashcroft and Lillooet.
Mainland Cigar
FACTORY.
IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
CIGAR ASK FOR THE
British Lion
or   Mainland
And be sure that each Cigar is branded, otherwise they are not genuine.
They are not only made of tlie Choicest Tobacco   but  are   of  home   manufacture,   and
should be patronized by all good citizens.
WM. TI1CTJ1'-N,
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123 Water Street, VANCOUVER, B C
Published 1886.
Incorporated 189i>
Mclennan, mcfeelet & Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Betail Hardware.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies.
Agents for The, Giant Powder Co., San Francisco.
Paul Santini
GENERAL MERCHANT
LILLOOET, 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.
GKEZ^ZEZE^-Xj     l^J^SbGXK AJST^i
Miners Supplies.
LILLOOET, T3. G.
Branch Store at Bridge River where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Min
ers Outfits are on hand.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C
C, A, PHAIR
General Merchandise
liners' Supplies a specialty.
TERMS CASH.
LILLOOET, B C
THE FEDERAL LIFE ASSURANCE
CO MI'ANY.
Our guaranteed security plan is a popular and profitable policy to tlie assured.
It will piy yon to see our mien and diffeient plana hefore taking out a policy.
WM. HOLDEN, Inspector, Vancouver. THOS. MoABAM, Provincial Manager,
awley
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