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$2.00 a year.
mtor Prospector—Sir: The Rev. R.
thes gave a eerinoa  on "War" last
[lay   evening   at     the    Methodist
[rcli.     The  sermon   given   by   Mr.
Ihes was "Peace 1 Peace 1"   The rev-
jd ge.tleman informed  his audience
"Wars are declared just to   please
' men who sit in  our parliament."
[lie old age.Moltke wrote: "Generally
iking, it is no longer the ambition of
[oarchs which endangers peace j,_but
impulses of a   nation,   its  diamJis-
tion with its internal conditidH^ The
it wars of recent   times diave  been
glared against thewgP  jpd will of the
filing powers.    Tpliijr the  question
lot so   much   wheTl^jf ,*  nation   is
>ng enough to make war, as whether
government is  powerful  enough   to
|vent war."
Jfver in the history   of  the  British
ipire has the public conscience in the
jntry been more sensitive to the  re-
[tact'i of ueelees blood shed than at the
taent time, and never have all classes
people  realized more ch arly that the
it of their interests is peace.
Diplomacy has made gigantic  strides
|ring the Victorian Era; hut we   have
yet   reached    the  acme    of   person.    There feems little doubt   that
peace conference suggested   by   the
it oi Russia to consider as to national
irmament will be   held   now   at  an
date.   Signs are not wanting how-
_t, that the confeience will have  no
Itctical result.   Perhaps Lord Roberts
rectly  describes the situation   when
eays.      "Ihe first preliminary    to
|fional disarmament is, for the nations
jeelare that they are   fully  satisfied
[h rights and territory they   already
tsess and that they want no   more."
|ns aie not wanting that several of the
L-ers are still dissatisfied.   If the Czar
btt-elf is contented what is the  reason
fiis present great  war preparation.?
lis not, oidy enlarging his army but is
king to   his  navy   at  feverish   pace
[hough a world war is at hand.
)ur peace crusader who affectB to  be-
!»e that the pea* e of the world can be
(lirtd by paper agreements   must   be
igered by the feverish war  prepara-
_a going on at the present time.   We
\_t  follow  the examples   of  other
[ions, and be prepared for war.   Does
man of  peace   ihink  the  Soudan
[Id  have   oeen recaptured   without
)dshei?     If we had had the  proper
at the head of our Imperial   Gov-
Iment it is very probable that the Sou-
I, and South African question  would
(e been settled years ago.    We had a
_e party in power than; and we have
[to reap the whirlwind of their  ad-
lustration.     War has been averted of
years by showing a bold front.   The
[•.ial flying squadron was fitted out to
<fy the people  of  the  British  lies,
fy considered that they had been in-
led, and they had blood in their eye.
ly realized that there   could  be  no
lice to win a fight by merely warding
off blows; but must possess such a tore**
as would enable them to swif ly retaliate
on the aggressor.   There is probable no
class of men who derive so   muoh   protection   from   the   navy   as  the    missionaries.    It is had to understand  why
some of them are continually   howling
about otr   "E igiuos   of destruction."
The Empire is the result of  sea   power,
and can only be maintained by the possession of the instrument by   which   it
was created.   Sweep away our mercantile
marine, the  commerce carriers  of   the
tdobe, with the navy whicn protects it,
and our possessions will drop off as the
leaves under the influence of   the autumnal  gales.   Without an  overwhel n-
iug superiority at sea, we would hope
neither to maintain our freedom  or to
retain possession of our colonies, protect
our mercantile marine,   or   even   hold
Indian, our base for retaining, which is
the ocean.   The day Britannia ceases to
rule the waves will be the first of  our
decliue and fall.   It is our duty to maintain intact, and to defend  by   sea  and
land, all that our Empire builders  have
left us.   If the signs oi our times count
for anything we may be called  upon  at
any time to take a part in a great struggle for u.uioual lif_.
We must gird our loins for  the  coming
Let nothing our hearts appall,
The Anglo-Saxon mint take the lead,
If others go to the wall.
Address and Presentation.
Work on the Bend'Or 13 progressing
steadily. The tunnel on the Little Jot-
is now in 500 feet, while a Hither is In -
ing started 85 feet below. The ledge is
looking very goo I.
Good r?por scome from the I la May.
A cross-cut has been made on the lo.ver
ledge at a depth of 100 feet. A drift ot
40 feet to the right has been made aud
the ledge is showing up tine.
The Williams party arrived at the
Lorne, making the journey in the quick
time of five and a half days. They
travelled over the ice all the way, and
are busy erecting cabins, etc., for themselves.
The boys at the South Forks are all
doing well, and expect a lively time thin
spring. Mr. Hamilton has his dwelling
house completed and expects his wife
John Collum made a flying trip to
Tyauch'on, with his dog train last week.
Things are booming round Tyauchton.
The "boys" are recovering from their
winter's indisposition.
Fred     Nicholson   is  rusticating   a
White's hotel.
T. C. H.i~ris is bail ling an al'it'on
to his hotel at Tyauchton, and will soon
be in good shap. to accomni id.ite Mie
travellin; pib'ic. He expects quite a
rush this coming spring.
Young and Ferguson are working
steadily on the Black Bird with every indication of good prospects ahead.
Another pleasant surpri&e party was
held at the resident of Mr. A. Noel last
Monday night. As Miss Noel expects
shortly to leave for the east her many
friends took this opportunity of expressing their regret at her departure
and presented her with a very
handsome gold necklace, as a
token of the esteem in which she is held
here. Mrs. Robb read the address,
during the course of which she made the
The address was as follows*
LiLLoxr, B. C.
Dear Miss Noel,
In asking your acceptance of the accompanying present we do so with feelings of pleasure
and regret. Pleasui e, that we have been so fortunate in making the acquaintance of a young
lady who has so charmed us with her grace of
mind and person, and regret that she is on the
eve of departure from us. Shakespeare very
beautifully observes that "One touch of nature
makes the wholw world kin.' This has been
exemplified in yourself, for, altuough we represent different nationalities, we are all one in
regard for you.
In conclusion, we all unite in wishing you
much happiness, and assure you, that where-
ever you may be, you will always have th:) love
an&jregard of your friends in Lillooet.
Miss Noel, though for the moment
completely taken by surprise,
made a few pleasant remarks, heartily
The following is a co_y of the letter
Mr. J. W. Collis sent to the Ashcroft
Mining Journal, for publication, in reply to some remarks made by that paper about him:
Editor Mining Journal—Sir: In
your issue of the 18th instant you are
kind enough to notice some remarks
made by me to the News-Advertiser on
the Lillooet-Lytton road.
Your facetious remarks in reference
to the "Bilk," and display of puervile
wit thereon, I pass over as being utterly
irrelevant to the subject under discussion.
Let us arrive at the facts of the case.
The distance from Vancouver to Ashcroft iB 205 miles; from Ashcroft to Lillooet by the present r ad 62 miles so
travelling from Vancouver to lillooet via.
Ashcroft is 267 miles; on the other hand,
the disjLance from Vancouver to Lytton
is 156 miles, and from Lytton to Lillooet
40 miles. This makes a saving of 71
miles at the least, from the coast cities
to Lillooet and Bridge River country
via the Lytton route, (22 by road and 49
fn m As her nt ' i-ei m- ebttt.ib _ point
for Ashcroft Store, lor no tiff rence of
opinion ia lie.ml »i.-eu lii-it\ 'Ihe cost of
keep ng the ioim I'ioiii Lilli 01-1 to lint
Cieek in repair is $l,;>00 veaily at lenst;
whereas the cost ;,f kiep \\j> ih.-Lyimn
ron.il in repaw when ebin,ile;Yd will not
nearly amount to so h a-*U;ii—'he toad
being comparatively flit, with b t few bad
places. Such a rec 'iii.ni mdati 1; 11 mody
iu their sen e-i can claim for tin* road
from Hat Creek toLllooet.
Th- Lytton ro.id is tj be finished this
year and it onlv remains to l>_ s en
which route will receive the most patronage.
1 might point out to the Mining Journal
that distance in road making ca'iiujt  be
computed by the actual niiin «  of miles
as the crow fl.es, but by the  nature   <f
the Country over which the road has to be
made; it is therefore absurd to  su^ge t
that the route   from   Ashcroft  can   be
shortened over 3d milej via the Corn vail
ranch to the Fountain; this would necessitate making   a   toad over  au  almost
t>rependicular mountain which obv ously
uust increase the distance.   S.irely this
30 mile road is a myth—I am prepan d
to be genetous and   to   interpret   that
•'.iboul-O u lies" lome.iuoU.
If the Mining Journal will calmly
cunrin use f tofaets it would readily.ee
that ihe cheapest and easiest rotiie
to Lillooet from the co.isi is via Lytton.
I hare heard the opinion expressed by
many (Oining from the coast la <i summer, "that the Lytton route, even with
the present unfinished state of the roa ,
is preferable to going awa" rouu t by
That this Lil looet-Lvtton road was not
put through yaars ago is today a crying
injustice to both Lytton and Lillooet and
all right-thinking men who can look  at
the tubji ct free from bias, i-o regard it.
Yours   truly,
.1. W. Collis.
Lillooet, Feb. 23, 1899.
Death of a Pioneer.
There passed away Saturday, Feb.
4th, at Crow's Bar, Alexander Burnett
after a long and painlul illness. Mr.
Burnett was a native of Belfast, Ireland, and came to this province in the early days, He made many
trips to Barkerville packing freight, as
at the time he owned a pack train. Laterly
he has resided at Crow's Ba-, and devoted his attention to raising cattle. He
was a man highly esteemed and respected
by all and his removal will be a link in
the chain of life that will never be replaced. The funeral took place on Tuesday and was largely attended.—Ashcroft
by rail).   The purport of my remarks to ;
thanking her friends for their kindness,   the News-Advertiser was to this effect—-!    W. F. andJ. F. Gibson came  down,
After a couple of hours' amusement the | the actual saving of  distance  from  the j from the Ida May Wednesday, and Mr.
merry   arty broke up.
i coast.
W, F. Gibson left Thursday, via Lytton,
The address, an illuminated one,, was j As to it being a question whether the; on a bminess visit to the coast. Mr.
very neatly gotten up, and reflects grea»t i Lytton road can be made "a dui able I J. F. Gibson will remain in town for a.
credit on the artist, Mr, Gibba. road and more practical than  the 01•  while, IHE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 189%
Published every Friday.
Payable in advance.
A bill has been introduced into the
Legislature, by lion. Mr. Oo'ton,
Finance Miniiter, to amend the assessment Act. This is the promised measure
to repeal the iniquitous and burdensome
mortgage tax. The present party in
power, while in Opposition, endeavored,
time and again, to secure the repeal of
this tax, but it was no go, with Turner,
Pooley, et al. controlling legislation.
The long-looked-for relief from this burdens jme and inequitable impost will
now be given, without doubt; for a
Government is in power which redeems
its pledges, and has a sufficient support
in the legislature to carry through all
right and just measures.—Columbian.
The confederation of the   Australian
colonies, aiter having been discussed for
a  number of   years, is   at  last    to be
carried out.    That confderation will be
a benefit most Canadians will decidedly
affirm.   Canada   has   had   now   an experience of confederation   of   nearly   32
years, and when we  take   into account
the great difference   between   the   various provinces that form   the Dominion,
ooth in race, language and situation, it
is wonderful   how   harmoniously  they
have got along together. The differences
that exist between the Canadian   provinces are absent in the case of Australia.
All   the   colonies    are   English   speaking,    the      people     are     British      in
blood, every  colony has a   seaboard of
its own.    In climate   and   productions
they   however    differ   more   than our
provinces.      Queensland    is  almost a
topical country.   In   this   respect   the
conditions nore resemble   those  of the
United States   than   Canada.     Within
confederated   Australia    nearly   everything that is produced in the w:orld can
be grown.    Like Canada, Australia consists of two colonies  with a   large population   and several   others   very much
smaller.      In  the   Federal   Parliament
con-equen ly these coLnies   will have a
preponderating    influence.      Whether
this will   prove a   source of  discord remains t > he teen.   Following the pattern
01 the United States the capital is to be
in neutral territory, administered by the
Federal    Parliament.     We  cannot see
any  necessity   for   this   precaution,   in
Canada no trouble has arisen or is likely
to .irisi through the Fe leral   capital being situated   in fone   of   ihe   provinces.
The constitution of the Senate is entirely
different to  our*.    Id   is to be elected
every six years, the   term of the   members of   the   oth.jr   house   b'ing three
years.    In   case  of   disagreement  both
houses are to vote together, and the majority to. govern.    We do not think this
plan as good as ours, it is noVa sufficient
safeguard ag dnst ha-dy and. illconaidered
legislation.   The  danger ifa deadlock
between two housei ohe   of which  con
sists of life members and the other of
elected, is more apparent than real. In
England the House of Lords has in the
end always passed any measure which
the people really desired. The proposed
plan in Australia differs very little in
effect from a single chamber, there is no
real check. It may be objected that
several of our provinces have got on
very well with a single house. It must
he remembered, however, that the Provincial Assemblies deal only with local
matters, and if they pass a really objectionable measure, the veto of the Governor-General backed by the opinion of
the other provinces is a very real check.
The case of a Federal legislature is however different. When Australia is confederated South Africa will no doubt
before long follow her example. It is
not at all unlikely that the second decade of the twentieth century will see
the dream of Imperial Federation fulfilled.
Dont eat pie with your Angers.     Eat
it with your mouth.
Dont tell your troubles to a policema n;
give the reporter a chance.
The fate of Audree will have a tendency to discourage travel along the air
route to the North pole.
Important Judicial Heasure. **>_
Victoria, Feb. 14.—An important Act
was, today, introduced to amend -trie*
Supreme Court Act, which aboli-hea
local judges in Victoria judicial district
•l d also'provides for the Bitting of the
Full Court at Vancouver.
A Large Majority.
Hon; J. Fred Hume, provincial secretary and minister of mines, who had to
resign his seat in the legislature because
provincial officers spent public money in
his hotel at Nelson, was returned on
Tuesday, Feb. 14, by a majority of 179
over the Opposition candidate, Farwell.
At the general election Hume's majority
was but 15.
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for Eighty Guests.    Large Annex comfortably furnished.      Commercial travelers and others
receive every attention by staying at the
Pioneer Hotel   Large sample room.
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'P ■_yt"TON STAGE LINE. ""
As soon as the Lillooet?Lyttqn road is completed we will run a through stage
from Lytton to Lillooet. At present we have »ign at both ends of the road wh eh
will take you as far a? possible, and we supply saddle horses for the re-t of the
trip.   By starting from Lytton over twenty miles is saved when going to Lillooet.
If you contemplate a trip into Lillooet. district, wtijous for Information.
Billy Patterson's Slaver.
At Whatcom, Wash., on Monday afternoon, H. E. Hadley sentenced Jack
Atkinson to seven years in the penitentiary for shooting William Patterson,
at Blaine, last spring. The limit was
twenty years and the "judge intimated
that, had it not been for the recoimueu*
daiion of mercy by the jury, the sentence
would have been much more severe.
New President Nominated.
Paris, Feb. 17.— Ua meeting of eighty
Progressist Republicans, to-day, the
candidature ot M. Meline, former Premier, as successor of the late President
Later in the   day   it  was  announced:
that M. Meline, in spite of the objections !
of his supporters,   had - withdraw ir hisi
candidature,   in   favor   of   M.   L'Mibet,j
President of  the Senate, • and   former
Premier, who, at a meeting of the   left
Senators,-to-day, Was unanimously notu-i
inated for tue.Presidency of  France,   uy
succession-to the late -President   Faure.
Ihe Senators consider M. Loubet's select
to n assured.
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Hotel Victoria.
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished throughout is the only first
claBS hotel in Liliooet. Pers ms calling at L llooet will receive every attention by
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. G >od stabling in connection with the hotel. Headquarters for the Lilljoet-Lytton stage.
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President of I France Dead.
Paris, Feb. 17.—At 10 o'clock last
night, M. Felix Faure, president of
France died from apoplexy. He had
been ill for about three hours.
Henry Jones Dead.
London, Feb. 16.—Henry Jones, aged
68, one of the best known authorities on
whist, and other card games, is dead.
He wan known as "Cavendish," and
was editor of the card department of
the "Field."
Wants Damages.
Vancouver, Feb. 16.—William D.
Wood*, the well-known Canadian
Pac fie railway conductor, who met with
a bad accident at Abbotsford laet summer, has entered action against the company for damages.
Frank Cornell, a native of Quebec, and
cook on the dining car Holyrood, of last
Wednesday's No. 1, committed suicide
at Revelstoke by cutting hib throat with
a razor. The deceased received a letter
in the morning, ^the contents of which
are at present unknown. It seems that
it made him very despondent all day
and in the evening he took his life.
(ilove Contest Arranged.
San Francisco, Feb. 17.—Representatives of ''Kid" McCov and "Joe" Choy-
nski have signed articles for a glove contest, the tight to take place under the
auspices of the National club of this
city.   The men go into training at once.
Kitchener Rewarded.
London. Feb. 17.—The Chancellor of
the Exchequer, Sir Michael HicksBeach,
announced, in the house of Commons,
to-day, that the Inuee would be asked to
vote $150,000 for General Lord Kitchener
of Khartoum, which sum would probably
be invested for his benefit.
The News in Rome.
Rome, Feb 17.—Cardinal Rampollo,
papal secretary of state, communicated
the death of President Faure to the
pope. The pontiff, who was deeply impressed, said, "Poor France suffers one
misfortune after another. What terrible consequences may follow."
Imperial Parliament.
London, Feb. 16.—In the house of
Commons yesterday Mr. Brodrick, Parliamentary Secretary to the Foreign Office, denied that the government had received any communication from the
United States proposing the exemption
of private property at sea from capture
in time of war.
In response to a question whether the
government had committed itseif in any
way on the question of accepting the invitation of the Czar of Russia to take
part in the proposed international disarmament scheme, Mr. Brodrick said
that the suggestions made in a second
Y circular on the subject were under consideration by the government. No reply had as yet heen sent to Russia, and
no statement in regard to the matter
could be made at present.
Mr. Balfour said, in reply to a question that no arrangement had been
made in reference to Mr. Cecil Rhode's
proposal that the government guarantee
the project of constructing a line of rail-
Way from the Cape of Good Hope to
He (sympathetically)—You have a
bad cold.
She (huskily)—I have. I am so
hoarse that U you attempted to kiss me
1 could't even scream.
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O. P. R.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room   free.
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.)
Business established 1863
General Herchandise] and
Miners Supplies.
Groceries, Drygoods,
Confectionery, Tin
Goods, Flour, Fruit,
Butcher Shop in Connection.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLlVRAY, Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquarters for stage.    Stable in con
1 supply of
alwavs on hand.
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Office and Labatory :   614 Hastinge St.
Assays and Analysis made of all kinds of Ores.
The Labatory is up-to-date, with all modern
appliances, including GATES' most ap-
proved Rock Grinding and Crushing   Machinery.
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Book, Stationery, Soaps,
FancY Goods, Tobacco, etc
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Paper Stock.
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A Terrible Situation.
Valparaizo, Feb. 12.—A despatch received to-day from Boliva says that a
thousand Indians recently surrounded
the Oorico mining works which are the
property of Chilians, The manager and
his wife and another official tried to
make tlieir escape but failed. Then on
refusal of the Indians to accept $3,000 to
ppare their lives the manager shot his
wife and the official and then committed
suicide. The incident is likely to cause
difficulty between the Bolivian and Chilian government.
cated   by   (lie     marine   artillery,   who
shortly return to England.
This large force will not at once be
dispatched here, and it is unlikely that
when the transfer is made in March that
a larger detachment than one or two
officers and a handful of men will march
into quarters at Work Point. But if the
opinions of military men are to be relied upon, the force will be steadily augmented until the station assumes the
proportions of a great naval depot, with
arms and munitions of war sufficient to
equip the forces, which may have to be
supplied from here.—Victoria Times.
Leland House
Cor er of Hasiingsand Granville Streets.        VANCOUVER   B. 0"
There's a young woman who makes
little things count.
How does she do it?
Teaches arithmetic in a primary
Platinum in the North.
Early in December a very rich find of
platinum was struck on the Hootalinqua.
B'ack sand was found in nearly every
stream of the Yukon territory, and while
considered a good indication of gold, is
always a nuisance to washers. On ac
count of its great specific gravity it remains in the sluice boxes with the gold
and even hand panning will not always
separate the two. It was this kind of
sand that was found on the property
of Captain Jack Crawford and that was
analzyed. Twelve pounds of it we>e
taken from near the mouth of the Hootalinqua and found very rich. Further
tests made showed the sand to be worth
the fabulous a nount of $708 to the ton
in platinum, a metal that is used largely
for crucibles and that is today more
valuable than silver.
Uncle Sam and John Bull beamed
upon each other affectionately. "Let's
take something!" urged Uncle Sam, as
is his custom when his heart is full.
"By all means!" replied John Bull, cor-
dially.   "I suggest territory '."—ruck.
What a queer snore Swigsby has.
Sounds like the moo of a co   .
Yes. Swigsby's full of embalmed
"Look here," said the barber to the
restless man in the chair, "If you don't
keep still I am liable to iut your throat."
"Oh, I'm not afraid of that," replied
the victim, "as long as you continue to
usethat razor."
Is now under new management and has been thoroughly renovated.   Culirar
department unsurpassed.     The Bar is Blocked wilh choice liquors and cigars and
will be in charge of experienced men.   Every cou\enience for commercial men.
FRED H. NELSON, - - - Proprietor.
J. ii. Clements,_<::2S3^  ashcroft.
_,illooet Mail orders carefully* attended to.
A bold attempt was made early Wednesday morning to burglarize the post-
office and Dominion Government offices
at New Westminster. False keys were
used but the men di 1 not succeed. Thi*-
morning the doors could not be opened
and entrance was gained through the
windows. __	
The keen-eyed street urchin espied the j
great writer as he landed from the host.
Stepping forward briskly, he touched
his hat, and pointing to the heavy valise
in Rudyard's hand, smilingly remarked:
"Letmcnesumethe whiteman's burden"
The great Kipling looked down on the
blue eyes of the eager urchin. "My
hoy," he said in even tones, "a burden
the hand is worth two in the bush!"
and the boy passed on.—Cleveland
"Plain Dealer."
_^_:__i_^c_3:j__>t_? tailor.
Tweds, Trouserings, £ci£cs, VUnter Geccs, etc.
Call and inspect our ttock.  Uood workmanship and moderate charges.    Hepair
ng and cleaning a specialty.   Orders by mail or express punctually attended to.
Storage & Forwarding Agts
Consign your goods lo pur care.     We teille railway charges and forward to
destination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. Ii ALLEY & Co
Equipping Esquimau.
A large garrison, consisting of 4,000 or
5.000 men and representing every arm
oi the service, excepting that of the
cavalry—a system of fortification, submarine mines, and other engineering
works sufficient to make Ei-quimalt one
of the very strongest posts in tlie
world-wide system of British military
stations—and a depot of supplies in
every way equal to the strenuous demands upon it which a war in eastern
waters and Oriental lands would involve
— hese are among the developments
which those in a position to prognosticate predict will be the result within
three or four years of arrangements now
being perfected in the war office at
Five "ears ago an arrangement was
ms»de with the Admiralty by the war
office whereby they provided for the
garrison at Work Point a detatchment
of the Royal Marine Artillery. That
arrangement expires on March 31, about
eix weekB hence, and as the Admiralty
are understood to be opposed to a renewal of the arrangement other dispositions will have to be made for the
proper maning of the f.rts by the authorities at home, and there seems little
reason to doubt that a regular detatchment of garrison artillery will shortly
be on the   way   to supply   the place va-
Alien Legislature Endorsed.
London, Feb 14—The Canadian
Gazette, commenting on the Placer
Mines Bill, has the following to say :
"The action of the British   Columbia
Legislature in  prohibiting aliens   from
acquiring mining claims in the Province
is, of course, being severely condemned
by the United States press, and is likely
to be regarded with some disfavor in this
country.   But with whom primarily lies
the blame?   In British Columbia justification is found in the treatment  meted
out to every Canadian win, in Alaska,
Montana, or   elsewhere,   sets  foot  on
United States soil, and who finds that he
must cast off his British allegiance  and
formally avow himself a subject of  the
Republic before he can obtain legal possession   of a solitary   claim.     Canada,
on her part, has done   nothing  of   the
sort.   She has hitherto given her neighbors unrestricted access to her mineral
lands on precisely the same footing with
her own citiz _is.    And nothing could
have been in greater contrast than  the
conditions which thus held good on the
two sides oi the boundary line in Ross-
land, Kootenay or the  Yukon.     With
so shabby a return thus forthcoming for
the generosity extended   in   the* past,
who can wonder at British  Columbia's
anti-alien legislation at a moment when
the Atlin discoveries give   the  question
special local importance?"
N. de Kevser «shcroft-
Manufacturing Jeweler, IWatchmaker and Optician.
jAVatches, Clocks, Jewelry,[Spectaoies, Eyeglasses, Field and Magnifying
Glasses, Compasses and Aneroids.
All orders by mail and express promptly attended to. All work warranted or
money refunded. If yoiir eyesight is defective call and have your eyes tested free
in the most scientific way. Spectacles and eyeglasses sent on approval to responsible parties. Tell distance you can read the smallest newspaper print and
age.   We will guarantee satisfaction.    Repairing department a specialty.
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All points in   Cariboo—Monday.
LILLOOET DIRECT—Monday and Friday.
Through and return tickets at reduced rates.    Special conveyances furnished.
Head Office:   ASHCROFT, B. C.
The Prospector
STTIBSCI-IIBIE     IFOZE.  JT",  $2  J_. ^X^J^Xl.
)r Prospector—Sir: At the ser-
the Methodist church on Tunday
last the-readier Rev. R. Hughes
lorne most uncalled for remarks
Roman Catholics. He of course
feveryone there and was well aware
liere were several Catholics in the
[gation.   If he had confined his re-
t^rgument directed against our
ftp* doctrines, whatever one
rthink of his taste, I would not say
Ing. A great part of his sermon
Ivukar trade against Cat! olios. He
pat any Catholic country would
The same gentleman is quite
, to accept assistance from us in hi-
rts and entertainment. The ser-
ras one to collect funds for mi;:-
ry purposes. If they are going to
)utmissionaries of the stamp of
tughes the  cause of Christianity
benefit by their staying at home.
Yours truly,
A Catholic.
looet, 20th Feb. 1899.
highest piece of land in Kootenay,
|, is Mount Sullivan, 8,000 feet, and
>ld up there. But Mrs. Alice Mott,
York widow, selected the mount-
Ip as the  place of her  wedding to
Ir Smith,  of   Fort Steele.   Bride,
Ir, minister, and witnesses reached
feek, at 10 a. m.     Below them   a
it snow storm raged, buton the sum-
Ill was clear,  when the fate-words
said, says the Fort Steel "Prospec-
actual average deficit of $(>00,000, in
round numbers, for the last eight or nine
years, under Turner rule. Embraced in
the estimate of expenditures for the
ensiling year is an addition of $6-i,000 for
debt charges, the cost of an anticipated
loan of £350,000, at. three per cen\,
which tbo Government propose making—there being, of course, a large accrued deficit to date, as the result of the
operations of the late A (ministration.
The most important single item of
expense is one of $100 000 in the supple-
amentaries for payment for the construction of the trail from Tehgraph
creek to Teslin Lake. This is a legacy
of debt from the Turner government.
The sum of $15,00 »is provided for a
provincial exhibit at the Paris exhibition.
For the con .truction of government
buildings at Atlin and other pla.es iu
North Cassiar $10,000 is set aside.
The ea'ary of the superintendent of
education is cut down from $2,400 to
$1,800 and provision is made for only
three inspectors instead of lour.
A change is made in the granting of
funds to hospitals. They will receive
$500 each ami 50 cents per dien for actual treatment of every patient.
A sum of $12,000 is set aside for alterations in the Victoria court house
and $30,000 for the New Westminster
court house ami furniture.
The speaker's allowance drops from
$2,100 to $1,600, and that of the clerk of
the house from $1,000 to $600.
ire came near   being a   serious ex-
Ion of a sleigh  load of  powder and
[mite at the   59-Mile House.     One
teamsters  who  recently   hauled
jderable coal  oil   up the   road, and
le sleigh   was   saturated,   owing to
*cans leaking, had  the   misfortune
loaded with explosives to   bre„k a
hi his rack, and while attempting to
new one in at the blacktmith shop
59, the new hot   bolt   ignited the
fsene, and it was only   through the
fcc efforts of the teamster in speedily
hguisbing the flames that prevented
lal explosion.
[hat might have been a serious   ac-
it happened at the Brunette Saw
Westminster, the other day.   It
Itirs the band slipped off the wheel
de smaller engine,  which runs the
iers, and the "governor" failing to
>rm its functfons, the machine ran
The   big  7-foot  fly-wheel, of
rsw, very soon attained tremendous
tcity, and finally flew in pieces. One
Iphunk was carried a distance of fifty
and lit quite close to some Japan-
The damage is confined   to the
\ne and the roof of the engine houee,
[ch was pretty badly wrecked.
The Provincial Estlmstes.
She Es imates for the fiscal ^ear end-
tjnne 30th, 1900, were  presented   to
Hous« las1; Tuesday.   The estimated
^nue for the year  totals   $1,549,989,
Compared with $1,453,389 for the cur-
It year; and the  estimated   expendi-
i8 $1,764,833, as compared with the
Turner estimate   (for  the current
Ir)   of   $1,996,759.       The  estimated
Irtage for the ensuing year   in   thus
14,884, or just about   a   third   of  the
Mulock Answers Tupper.
Clinton. Ont.,Feb. 17.— Hon. Mr. Mi-
lock, speaking here, last night, took up
Sir Charles Tupper criticism of the Post-
office Department and replied, at considerably detail. Referring to Tupper's
charge that there would be a deficit of
$200,000, consequent on the reduction of
tbl Dominion postal rate, Mr Mulock
said he had stated in the bouse that
there would be a dificit of $650,000, in
revenue, but statistics showed that a
decreased rate ment increased correspondence, aud he had estimated that a
reduction from the three to a two-cent
rate, in Canada, would result in such
increased business that the whole deficit
would di sappear in three years.
Mr. Mulock then read a certificate
from A. Porier, assistant postmaster at
Clinton to the effect that the revenue
in the local postoffice, from January 1,
1899, to date, had been $20.y0 greater
than during the corresponding period
last year. As to Tupper's statement
that tea would have to be taxed to meet
a deficiency in the postal department,
he asked how this could be done, when
the present Government had pu* tea on
the iree list.
Certificate of Improvements.
Little Joe, White Cbow, Delighted, Jim crow
Fraction and Bend 'Ok Fraction mineral
claims situate in the Lillooet mining division of Lillooet district. Where located:
Cadwallader Creek.
Take notice that The Bend'Or Mines, Ltd.,
free miner's certificate N'o.iiiilii A. intend, sixty
days from ihe date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder lor a certificates of im'proveuts, for
the purpose of obtaining a crown gran.s of the
above claims.
And further take notice that acti n, under
section 'Al, must be commenced r»»fore the issuance of such certificate of impicve uents.
Dated this first day of December, 1898.
The Bend 'Qb minks, Ltd.
.'I per C, T. Diamond, agent.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
Surprise, Alpha Bell Fraction, Omega Fraction mineral claims, situate in the Lillooet
mining division of Lillooet district. Where
located:   Cayoosh creek.
Take notice that The Alpha Bell Gold Quart/.
Mining Company, Limited Liability, free
miner's certificate No, 95643, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining
recorder for a certificate ot improvements, for
the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the
above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this twenty-seventh day of October,
1898. " * 17
The Alpha Bell Gold Quartz Mining Company, Limited.   H. DePencier, Secretary.
P*& *_ (ns g **_
11 €3 y I Cfl
'What did you do with your puzzle
editor?" asked the frieniof the editor of
the new magazine.
"Discharged him," replied the editor.
"He couldn't guess where his salary
was to come from."
VANCOUVER, - - - - B. C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and
Optical goods. Our repair department is unex
celled for tine work. Leave your orders with
the postmaster who will have it attended to as
well as if you came personally.
Lillooet. TJ. C
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining   Iirol_er.
Reports on Mining Properties."
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.
VH Water Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.
—FOE— j
|2.00 A YEAR.
Route t.«> nil Kaatern Rolnta.
Fewest Changes,
Quickest Time
Through Fiisi rluss Sleeping Cars and Touris
sleeping Cm-s to St. Paul, Montreal and Toronto
without change.
The Dining Car Service along the line of the
c. I'. R, i< unequalled anywhere.
Connections at Vancouver
With Steamer lines lor
For full information as to rates, time, etc
apply to the nearest ticket agent, or to
K. .1. COYLE,
District Passenger Agent, Vancouver, B. C
TI_\t\Va±l_ ai
Tin  shop  in  connection.
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 lK(i2.
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils, Stoves and Tinware. Miners steel, Picks
Shovels, etc.
M. Gaynor left   for   Cadwallader  on
Jno. Miller, of Dog Creek,   paid  Lillooet a visit this week.
J. Amee,   forenily   in   charge  of  the
dredger is on to-day's Btage.
W. F. Gibson has a notice re certifi-
ficate of improvements in this issue.
C. F. Law is expected on Monday's
stage. He wi'l go from here up to the
J. 11. Jensen, of Oayoosh Creek, gave
a dinner party to-day, to a few of his
Kite-flying eems to be a very popular
pastime here, these windy days, both
with old and young.
The ground is again covered with
Enow, but indications are that it will
not remain long, and our winter will
soon be over.
Songs are all right In in their place,
but when your next bed-room neighbor
commences warbling about 3 a. m,, it is
time to kick, which "Butch." is   doing.
The many friends of Mrs. Glencross,
*ho has been ill for some time at Ashcroft, will be sorry to hear that she is
not improving very rapidly and is still
very low.
Joe Russell and W. Gambel ought to
write a dime novel on the Indian massacres here in the early days, about
which they are so found of talking. They
might get some able assistance from T.
Whitmore and Chas. Glenn also.
John Marshall, J.P., received a very
interesting letter, last mail, from his old
friend, James Turner, late of Lillooet,
and v\hoisnow in D.iwson City. Mr.
Marshall kindly gave us the letter, but
owing to lack of space it is held over till
next issue.
J.B. M-Phail left Tuesday with the
mail lor Bridge River. This will likely
be Mr. McPhail's last trip with the mail
as the government imeud taking it over.
He and our other mail carrier, Alex.
Minty, are very popular here and generally have a good supply of outside
nev\H which they dispense freely.
D. J. McLachlan, the popular travelling lepiei-entative of the Vancouver
Hardware Co., was in town Monday.
"Mac" has just leturned ironi a tiip
through Cariboo and reports the weather
pretty told there with lots of snow. He
left here Tuesday on his way to the
\V. E. Brett, came in from McGillivray
creek yesterday after supplies. He reports everything looking well at their
claim, and that they will have their
contract finished in eight or ten days
mote, which, when completed,will make a
continuous tunnel of 240 feet, showing a
large and well deliiied ledge ail the way.
Tom and Oliver Brett alsocjnv? down.
This is Lent; so is our cross-cut saw.
J. Kane, of the Big Horn Ranch, was
in town this week.
Mrs. T. P. Reed, is on the  incoming
stage, returning from Ontario.
J. Hartzel,   of   Pemberton Meadows,
was in town the first of the week.
Harry Atwood left, Monday, for Bridge
River. He intends to work on the Lorne.
D. Fraser left for Short Portage the
first of the week to examine some
claims there.
A. Noel left, on Tuesday, via .Lyton,
on a business visit to the coast and returned Friday.
The "boys" can't work the pea-nut
game on "Pat" any more. He says he
thinks he has been "buffalloed" long
Willie McKivor mourns the losi of hi-
big Newfoundland dug which was
poisoned last Tuesday. Even if the dog
did sleep by the wood-pile it wasn't
necessary to poison it.
Rev. R. Hughes came near having a
collision with Mr. J. Gibson on the big
slide, on the Lytton road, Tuesday last.
They managed to pass each other ah
right, tuough it was a close call.
About half of the machinery for the
Bend'Or mines is now at the Mission
awaiting shipment over the summit,
while about 1,000 lbs. has been taken to
the top of the mountain. Charlie Noel
and his white eayoose having the honor
of taking the first load up. The ice on
the river i- still good, and the trail also
thas been greatly imprroved.
Next Tuesday  evening   the   Sunday
schoolchildren of the Methodist Church
ill hold their entertainment. A feature
of the evening will be the contest for the
prize whidi is to be given for the best
reciter oi "Excelsior.'' The result will be
decided by ballot, Mr. J. B. Cherry having consented to act as returning officer.
Master Fred Arthur will take his chair
at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday school
prizes will be given during the evening.
Admission free; a collection in aid of
church expences will be taken.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements.
Ida May, Mary Fraction and Nellie Fraction
mineral claims, situate in the Lillooet
mining division of Lillooet district. Where
located: Cadwallader Creek.
Take notice that 1, William F. Gibson, acting
as agent for the Alpha Hell Gold Quartz Mining
Company, Limited Liability, free miners certificate No. 95648, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant olthe above
And further take notice that action, under
section 'Al, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this   twenty-second day of February,
Established 1886.
Incorporatid  1895.
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
Mining Supplies,     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies. ^. 1
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies. - jf*
Agents for The Giant PowcU r Co.. San Francisco.
Paul Santini
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Good,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
Miners Supplies.
H ILIllXiOOIET, _3. O.
Branch Store at Bridge River where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Miners Outfits are on hand.
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialty.
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C.
 _3.--.isng: of-
THU ASHCROFT BHA.NCH is the most convenient Bank for Lillooet and all
places in the Caribo.) district. Money revived on deposit. Draft* issued and collection* made
in any part of Canada, Great Britain and the United States.
Oolcl O.ist and An »l^»m Purshasid.


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