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The Prospector Jul 13, 1900

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Array THE
Vol. 3, No. i.
$2.00 a year.
Donald Fraser and Phil] McCollum arrived in town yesterday evening from
McGillivray Creek, where they have
heen in the emplo) of the Anderson
Lake Mining Co.
The Anderson Lake Mining and
Milling Co.'s mill on McGillivray creek
ran a few days last month, the value of
the ore in the mine showing to good
advantage. The mill is not yet in good
condition and the large Iocs of gold in
the tailings showing that machinery fur
treating the pulp will hare to he installed at an early date. At the lowest
point reached in the mine, about 200
feet and about 300 feet in the lower
tunnel, ore that .hows gold freely is
found, the ledge being 10 to 12 feet, wide
and all pay ore but the values being
largely in iron pyrites. The mill ie
running this month on about half time
under local management, pending the
arrival of a first class mine and mill
manager from But'e, Montana. The
company have made arrangements for
the purchase of the two claims adjoining
on the west, tbe liubv and D.amond,
and expect to make arrangements boon
for installing the additional ten stamp?
fur which the mill waa built, and for
which the mortar blocks are already in
place. Concentrators will be added and
the mine worked on an extensive scale.
This property, better known as the
Brett Brothers' mine, should be paying
dividends within 90 days.
A Strong Combination.
The announcements that the Banks of
Commerce and of British Columbia
have completed an arrangement for the
amalgamation of their business will be
of particular interest to the commercial
community in all parts of Canada. The
Bank of Commerce has long been one
of the most important financial institutions in Eastern Canada, while the Bank
of British Columbia has been quite au
favorably known in the West, and it is
these features which make the union
particularly interesting at; the present
time. The latter has branches in all
the important points in this province
and in San Francis-jo and Portland,
while the business of the former extends
from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific
and from Seattle to Dawson City. The
trade of the north is in its infancy, and
that of the Orient is just opening Up,
so that it is quite apparent what an advantage the wide ramifications of the
new business combination will give it
in the new commercial world which is
being created at the present time. The
paid-up capital and reserve of the bank
will- be $10,750,000.
Still Hold Kumassi.
London, July 5.—The unuer secretary
of state for the colonies, and Earl of
Kelborne, announced in the House of
Lords to-day that tbe governor at the
Gold Coast Colony, Sir. Frederick Mitchell Hodgson, with six hundred native
soldiers, commanded by Major Morris,
left Kumassi on June 23. He added
'that Capt. Bishop and 100 native soldiers remained there with rations sufficient to last until July 15th.    Colonel
Willcocks promised to personally relievi
Kumassi by that date under any eireum
stances. The news of (he governor^
leaving Kumassi was contained in a des
patch from Colonel Willcocks, dated
Fiunsu, July 4th, which adds: "Burroughs, with four hundred native soldiers, arrived at Dompossi on July 1st.
The enemy was completely surprised
«_d evacuated the stockades."
Burrough captured forty guns and
ammunition and killed thirty of th<
Yukon Field Force.
There is not a man of the Yukr n
Field Force now in the northern coun
try. The Amur, which left Skagway on
July 3d is bringing down the last detachment. She is expected|to arrive a
Victoria ou Saturday with four officer>-
and 72 non-commissioned officers and
men aboard. The force upon arrival
will leave by the first train for the east,
proceeding to the various depo s when
they were drafted. Among the force are
men from Winnipeg, Toronto, St. Johns,
Quebec, and Fiedericton, N. B.
Hon. A. R. Dickey Drowned.
Hon. A. R. Dickey ex-minister oi
justice, was drowned last week while
bathing near his home at Amherst, N. S.
During the afternoon he started for
Ambest shore, saying he wns going for a
bath," and remarking Le "seemed unable to swim as well as he used to." He
did not return and at 7 o'clock hie
friends went to look for him. His lifeless body was found in two feet of water,
his clothes lying near by. He had evidently been taken with a cramp.
Mink. Dumond of  Ashcroft,    is  expected on today's stage.
George Walker of Clinton is renewing
acquaintances in town.
Mr.   N.   Heath,    "the  barber." has
moved into Geo. Laeher's house.
Frank Tinkham has been getting some
fine fence posts this week for his fence.
El. Glencross, of Ashcroft, visited
his father yesterday, and will leave for
Ashcroft shortly.
Mrs. Martley, who has been staying
at The Grange for some time is iu
town visiting her daughter Mrs. C.
Jake Collins, of Ashcroft, arrived yesterday with a loidof freight. He reports
freighting rather slow on the Cariboo
road, eeveral teamsters waiting for loads
in Ashcroft.
Service will be held in the Methodist
church on Sunday next the 15th. Rev.
Mr. Wriuht is expected to arrive on tomorrow's stage.
Chas. Klacha, an Indian, living alone
on theothersideof the Fraser river below
the bridge, was found dead in his shack
Wednesday. He was taken across the
river by Joe. Copeland and Felix Marshall, and buried on a Rancheria near
Dick Hoeys ranch, yesterday.
Tien Tsin 3.—It is reported from
Chinese sources that the foreigners a<
Pekin have taken possession of thr
palace opposite the British Legation.
Tien Tsin 4.—The Chinese shelled the
foreign settlements all day long on th*
3rd.    Many houses were wrecked.
A Shanghai despatch of the 5 h says
5000 native Roman Catholic convert*
have been butchered at Pekin, tin
Chinese mutilating all the dead whicl
fell into their hands. The Chinese dead
about Tien Tsin numbered thousands.
London 6.—In response to an inquiry
cabled to Shanghai relative to the situation at Pekin, tiieanswer received was:
"Prepare for the worst."
London 7.—A despatch from Shanghai
dated 6 h says the ina»sa:re of tht
foreign ministers, women, children and
European guards at Pekin, after 18 day*
hopeless resistance, is confirmed. After
ammunition and food was exhausted
the Chinese fiends closed upon the
Legation, butchered all remaining alive,
and afterwards set fire to the Legation
buildings. The despatch does not state
the Bource from which the news was received.
A despatch from Taku says the last
message from TJ. S..minister Conger, at
Pekin, read: "We are beeieged provisions becoming exhausted. Situation
desperate. Relief force should advance
and give us notice by signal."
London 6.—Jardine, Matheon & Co.,
of Shanghai, have wired their L >ndon
house as follows:—"The British Legation was standing July 2nd. There are
reassuring reports regarding the lives of
Melbourne (Australia) 7.—The Imperial government has accepted Victoria's offer of a naval contingent for
service in China.
London 7 —The Russian Government
announces it will give Japan a free hand
to apply military force in China. Japan's
sending of troops now can have little
bearing on the fate ol the foreigners in
Pekin The ruthless thirst for blood is
spreading in all the Northern provinces,
and wherever there are native Christians
the scenes enacted at Pekin are reproduced in miniature. Nothing further
comes regarding the Legation forces, except that they are all dead. The loss ol
the allies up to the 29ih total 600. It ie
feared disaster has overtaken the Russian force of 3000 that left Tien Tsin for
Pekin on June 11th. as nothing has been
heard from them for 24 days.
Leudon 9.—Admiral Bruce cables trom
Taku, July 7th. that there are grounds
for hoping that Prince Ching, with his
army, are at Pekin protecting the Ligation against the Boxers.
Washington 9.—The Chinese minister
has received a despatch from . Shanghai
stating that the ministers at Pekin were
safe on the 3rd, but said food and
ammunition were exhausted.
London 9.—Shanghai correspondents
say that the combined forces of Russians and Japanese have left Tien Tsin
following the railway as far as Lang
Tan and have thence swept swiftly to
the West, attacking the Chinese 18
miles north of TienTein and killing 1.-
000 of them. No forward movement is
possible with less than 3,000 men.
From Shanghai it it) reported thai
Boxer agents are coming South, enlisting men, and the situation is grave.
London 10.—With the foreigners in
Pekin probably safe, amid it civil wat
with Prince Ching on the side, with
forces of the power constantly increasing,
•■he outlook in China now is rather
more hopeful than for a month past. It
ippears that the heavy guns bearing on
the Legation at Pekin were not used
Prince Ching, who has 10,000 troop8,
laving seized all the artillery ammun-
tion. It is also intimated that the
onimander-in-chief of the Northern
• rmy is associated with Ching in oppos-
Prince Tuan. The feeling of unrest in
he Southern and Centre Provinces
ontiuues. The 9ih U. S. Infantry has
irrtved at Taku.
New York 10.—A Shanghai cable from
Oheefoo says all Tien Tsin. Americans
ire safe.
London6.—The Times Greysustead correspondent, in referring to the first
engagement of Strathcona'a H*rse,
tnder Col. Steele, says they requitted
themselves most creditably, though
new to the kind of fighting. They
killed 4 Boers and beat off the attack.
The Strathconas had one killed and
Capt. Cooper missing. j
Masern 5.—Tt:e Boers made a determined attempt to retake Fiskaburg
yesterday, attaching the place at midnight. The fighting was very fierce,
lasting for an hour, when the enemy
was repulsed.
London 6.—Gen'l Paget engaged the
enemy on the third at Pliersfontein. He
drove them out of a strong position
across Leeuwkop to Broncrifontein
where he bivo tacked for the night. He
followed up the enemy next
afternoon to Blauw kopje. He
reports that all Steyn's officials have
gone to Verdeahat, which has been
proclaimed the capital. Steyn is reported to have fled to the mountains.
Railway communication iB complete
between Pretoria and Natal.
A British force is reported within 40
miles of Komatipoort, (on Delagoa Bay
London 9.—L>rd Roberts cables from
Pretoria tuat Gen'l Hutton and Col.
Mahon on Friday and Saturday effectually dispersed the forces that had been
endeavoring to cut his railroad communications. Tne Boers were 4,000
strong with six guns and two maxims.
The British had two officers wounded
including Oapt. Nelfis of N.W.M P.
Steyn left Bethleham on the 4th accompanied by DeWet and 3,000 men.
A party of Boers endeavored to eject
the British from Rustenburg, firing
with artillery. The Boers tried to take
the heights commanding the town, but
were driven off. The enemy suffered
heavily, leaving five prisoners behind.
London 9.—Late news from South
Africa reports that the Boers ineffectually attacked Gen'l Buller's escort between Standerton aud Heidelburg on
Saturday as lie was returning from a
visit to Lord Roberts.
Gen'l Brabant on July 5th occupied
Darnburg, which served as a base for
bands of BoerB assaulting convoys.
Col. Mahon(of Genl Hutton's mounted
troops), on the 6th and 7th engaged 3,-
000 Boere   east  of   Bronkersprnit and
drove them off.   British casualties 33.
Commandant Limner tried to recapture Rustenburg on the 5th, but was
driven back.
Senekal (Orange River colony) July
9.—The BoerB have evacuated all their
provisions around Senekal. It is believed that this foreshudo »s the speedy
end of the war in this section of the
London 10.—The Boers are unusually
active both in the Orange Colony and
the so-called Western Transvaal, but
without producing any serious impression upon British arms.
The Boud leaders of the Cape are trying to boycott British firms and a Dutch
company with 2,000 pounds capital has
been formed.
It is reported there has beon severe
fighting between Middleburg and
Machadodord, in which the Boers were
defeated and demoralized.
It is understood that Hollis, the
American consul at Lourenzo Marques
has been recalled. He is a well known
Pretoria 10.—Genl's Clement's and
Pagets forces re.reated under Britiek
Gen'l Baden Powell reached Rustenburg on the morning of the 8th without
opposition.   He found all quiet there.
Gen'l Hunter's cavalry under Broadwood reached Bethlehem on the 8th.
Pretoria 11.—The British success at
Bethlehem considerably improved the
prospects for peace. Tne whole government for the Orange Free state, with
the exception of Steyn, has surrendered.
Prisoners are in communication with
Steyn now pointing out the uselessness
of a continuance of the one-sided struggle. The collapse of Gen'l DeWet'e
force is daily expected.
Chinese Poll Tax.
The following telegram was received
at Ottawa by Senator Almon, too late to
be read in the Senate before the second
reading of the bill to restrict Chinese
Vancouver, B.C., June 29, 1900.
The Hon. Senator Wm.   J. Almon, Ottawa:
Sending petition by Chinese Board of
Trade, and property owners of British
Columbia, against immigration bill, and
asking for royal commission before final
legislation is passed. Chinese population iB not so large as stated, and not
increasing. Arguments of supporters of
bill not in accord with facts. Many
propei ty owners' evidence to refute
statement in support of bill. Kindly
communicate with Senator A. A. Mac-
Donald, F. Clemow, Alexander Vidal,
Donald McMillan and Gillmor, re same.
(Signed),       WONG TONG KING,
Chairman   Chinese    Board   of  Trade,
British Columbia.
His Honor the Lieutenant Governor
has selected Robert Powell of the Mol-
son's Bank staff, Victoria, for his private secretary.
While fishing the other day Mr. N.
Heath the barber, ^sustained a heavy
loss by accidently ^dropping his purse
containing $325 into the swift current of
the Seaton Lake creek. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, JULY 13, 1900
Published every Friday.
Payable in advance.
KIC. A. FRA8ER, Editor and Proprietor.
FRIDAY. JULY 13. 1900.
To run a paper without occasionally
publishing an item that is detrimental
to some person is like running a railroad
without having accidents or mishaps,
says The Fourth Estate, To do either,
is a physical impossibility. No man on
earth is to so great an extent constantly
at the mercy of both friends and enemies
as the editor of a newspaper. He must
get much of the information concerning
transpiring events at second or third
hand, or not at all. Frequently statement are received from supposedly trustworthy sources which are subsequently
found to be without foundation. Not
one editor in a thousand willingly injures friend or foe by misrepresentation.
Go to him and ask for a correction and
nine cases out of ten, if your case is just,
you will be received politely and proper
correction will be made with pleasure.
With this issue of The Prospector it
starts on its on its third year, with
brighter prospects than heretofore. The
policy of Tub Prospector has not probably been in accordance with the opinion
of several people around the district,
but The Prospector ie a business proposition and the proprietor is by no means
a philanthophist. In a small locality it
is hard to publish a paper without a few
differing from the opinion expressed in
its columns, but we think the district
and all in it has benefited by a newspaper published in the district. The
newB of the mines are weekly recorded
and this alone gives to the o iteide world
news of the wonderful richness of West
It is the intention to enlarge The
Prospector which will be done in a few
weeks time and the patronage extended
in the past will no doubt be continued
with increased business.
Sir Henri Joly.
Victoria, B. C, June 30.—(Special)—
Sir Henri Joly entered upon his official
duties this morning, .when, before the
Executive Council and Justice Walkem,
the commission was read, appointing
him to office. This featute though somewhat of a novel one, is rendered necessary by the fact that he was sworn into
his present office in Ottawa, and, as a
consequence, his commission must be
read before the Executive of the Province
and Chief Justice, or other Judge.
After formally entering upon his duties
and receiving the congratulations of the
Ministers, the governor waB then taken
through the government buildings and
introduced to tlie heads of the different
departments. He expressed himself in
terms of great admiration at the arrangements of the building, stating that
the office accommodation was superior to
Ottawa. The Governor has not yet
selected a private secretary. Accommodation has been temporarily secure! for
for him at the Driard.
Japs In Vancouver.
There has been another development
in the Japanese question in Vancouver.
The hired girl had to make way for the
"heathen Chinee," and now the little
Brownies are ousting John Chinaman
from the kitchen. In Vancouver $6 a
month and board was the lowest figure
for which a China boy could ever be
induced to work in the kitchen; now
Japanese boya are a drug on the market
at $2 and $3 a month and board, with
the privilege of sleeping in the woodshed. In fact, all they expect is to be
well fed, and they will work like slaves
during the day and attend night school
from 7 to 9 p.m. They are far more
willing than Chinese, and will do any
work that they are asked to do without
complaining. They do no not think of
their present comforts; their only
thought is to advance themselves, so
that thev may be able to go to Seattle
or San Francisco and get a good position.
The night schools are crowded to suffocation by these little Brownies. There is
no charge made to the Japanese boys,
the schools being run by missionaries,
with a view to converting the Japanese
boys to Christianity. At Lulu Island
and along the Fraser valley tke Japs are
hiring out as farm hands at $5 a month
and board, and in some instances they
are working for $6 a month and board
themselves, aud this latter fact was
learned from the farmers themselves.
Hundreds of Japanese, however, who
have recently arrived here are applying
for paperB admitting them to the Uuited
States, as every avenue is closed to them
Ministers Unopposed.
Nanaimo, July 5.—James Dunsmuir
was returned by acclamation to-day to
represent South Nanaimo.
The first name on the nomination
paper was that of John Radcliffe, his
opponent in the regular election.
Mission, July 5th.—Hon. R. McBride
M.P.P., Minister of Mines, representing Dewdney riding, was to-day elected
by accalmation.
Clinton, B. 0., July 5.—Hon. J. D.
Prentice, Provincial Secretary, was today declared elected by acclamation,
there being no opoBition offered.
Bryan and Stevenson.
The Kansas City Democratic convention, nominated Mr. Br) an as the
party's candidate for the Presidency of
the United States. Mr. Oldham, Nebraska, moved the nomination, which
was seconded by Mr. Perkins, of Texas.
The roll of States was taken, and Mr.
Bryan was completed today by the
nomination of Mr. Adelai Stevenson for
Vice-President. The nomination was
made on the first ballot, State after
State joining in the wild scramble to record their c.pport in favor of the winning candidate.
Three ions of Klondike gold were received in Seattle on Saturday. All save
about $100,000 worth of the treasure
come on the steamer City of Seattle.
The smaller amount came as City of
Topeka carge. In value the total treasure of about 6.000 pounds is estimated
at $1,500,000. Aud it all came from the
The Atlin Quesnelle telegraph line is
completed from >tlin to Telegraph excepting 75 miles out from Telegraph
which distance is expected to be covered
early in August. The line from the
Quesnelle month on the Fraser river ie
completed to a point about 35 miles beyond Hazelton. The entire line from
Atlin to Quesnelle will be in working
shape in September.
A Dominion order-in-council ia passed
altering the rental of landa in the timber
belt in the railway belt of British Columbia. Hitherto a licensee of a timbtr
berth paid $5 a square mile except for
lands situated west of Eagle Pass in
British Columbia, for which the annual
ground tental was five cents an acre. It
has however, been represented that the
rent for lands between eagle Pass and
Yale was excessive as compared with
the rental of $5 per square mile for limits
east of Eagle Pass, the timber in the former being inferior to the timber in the
latter tract.    The view it confirmed by
the crown timber agent for the railway
belt in British Columbia, and the government has therefore ordered the
annual rental of timber berths situated
between Eagle Pass and Yale be reduced
from five cents an acre to $5 per square
Kit's Little Story.
"Kit," in the Woman's Kingdom
column of tne Toronto Mail and Empire
tells the following amusing little tail.
"As the train was runninu into Toronto the other morning," the bride
with girlish candor was telling her two
dearest friends at the dinner in their
honor the other evening (they had been
married a month), ''1 got up and poked
my head through the curtains of Jim's
berth to give him a kiss. Aud there he
was with his head all tied up in a yellow silk handkerchief, to keep the cinders off, I suppose. You cant think
how queer he looked. I should never
have known it was he only that I knew
his berth."
Jim, who had overheard the remark
spluttered frightfully over his consomme. "But," he gasped, as soon as he
could make himself heard, "I never in
all my life tied up my head in a yellow
silk handkerchief. I don't own such a
thing. To keep the cinders off, indeed!
Great heavens 1 you struck the wrong
berth—and—" the poor fellow in his
delirium mopped his brow with his
brow with his serviette— "you must
have kissed the wrong man I" The
bride collapsed—but what must have
been the feeling of the other man?
Daily Tourist Cars
Tuesdays and Saturdays
Thursdays to
Trains pass Lytton as follows:
East Bound, West Bound
19 28 Imperial Limited 8 47
16 29 Kamloops Lowil 11 55
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Have in stock all kinds of
Dried Lumber, Finishing
Lumber and Mouldings.
All orders will receive
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Sample Rooms for Commercial Travellers. Livery Stable in Connection.
Bus meets steamboat for guests to and from Anderson Lake
and Bridge River points.
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clasg hotel in Lillooet. Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
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Hoxee man him muchee mad,
I.ikce killum welly bail,
Heap good sliootimi can,
Missionally thinkec ' dam,"
CaIIudi lourtec, "Uncle Ham,
.Me 'flaid Boxee man."
Boxee mittt man he cafebviin King;
No 'flaid him to jal.ee Ming;
King no likee plan.
Allee same must s ay in jail,
Hoxee man no talcum hail,
Heap bad Boxee man.
King, he vellum, "Likee out,"
Boxee man no healum shout,
Xo good healum can
.lust go loun' and .ilinkum blood.
I.I Hung i hang him name one Mud:
Him 'flaid Boxee man.
England, Lussia, sendum >hip,
Tellum Boxee man, '"icap skip"—
No for him can Stan';
Boxee man heap likum fight,
Tellum sailor allee lite,
Bad, bad Boxee man.
Million Boxee heap dead fall,—
No care,—no can kilium all,
Plenty like him san';
Eulope wondel what he do,
Fightum B ixce, no get through,
Too much Boxee man.
The validity of that form of prospecting contracting known as grubstaking
has been repeatedly upheld by tin
courts. The world itself has no double
meaning about itself, and like most
mining terms, indicates exactly what
is intended —viz: a partnership between
those who furnish money and supplier
to him who is thus enabled to look fo»
and find mining prospects, each to shar*
in the profits or successes as agreed, ft
isn't exactly a ^partnership," it is n
sort of venture, or advenutre, where one
furnishes the grub and stakes the o hei
who supplies the sabe. Though the
agreement is not required to he a writt-n
one7"eat^h party to it justly expects th"
other to do all that he agrees, and,
usually, the responsibility ends there.
When a prospector locates a mine come:-
a question ot tenancy iu common, will
all its attendant rights and responsibilities. If iluiing the time agreed
upon the prospector finds anything anil
locates it in his own name, his associate,
the one who grubstaked him, can claim
and enforce compliance with the terms
of the .agreement, not on the basis of a
partnership, but according to the terms
of the contract. If during the life of
the contract the outfitter fails to keep
his part of the bargain sueh failure at
once absolves the prospector from
further observance of ils provisions.
And, at the same time, during the life of
the contract, either of the two parties
can buy or sell mining claims with his
own money and at his own risk without
the other having anything to do with it
in any way.
All this applies to grubstake, pure and
Bimple. That is about as far as grubstake contracts usually goes. If a man
is hired to get a mine, and is paid wages
from the start, with a promise to raise
in his pay or an interest in what he
might require, that is not a giubstake,
and the relations between the two are
those of employer or employee. Any
agreement extending beyond discovery
and location takes the grubstake contract into a different domain, and makes
it more of a mining partnership. So fat-
as properly rights are concerned, in the
ordinary grubstake contract both part-
ties are merely tenants in common in
whatever property may be acquired
while Ihe agreement was in force, and
neither party has the right to hind the
interest of the oilier.
There isn't much style about grubstaking, nor are there any frills on it; it
ia a homely proposition with plenty of
hard work and a certain amount of old-
fashioned honesty and integrity about
it, a mutual risk in which each party
gives the other a square deal, aud
neither in supposed to be trying to get
the Lest of it. Some of the best mining
property in the United States iB the
result of grubstaking a prospector, and
An these days of scientific mining and
metallurgy the prospector ie as important a factor as ever,  and grubstaking
may well be as favorably considered as
■ vcr it was. Grubstaking is a good
investment today; it was always a favorable, form of procedure with mine opera*
'cts always on the lookout for new
properties, prospects susceptible of
being made into tninet—fur mines are
made just the same as any ot!i»r manufacture — and d-'eerves consideration.
Not every prospector is tit to be grubstaked; not every man a pioepe:tor
would care to take grubstake; yet 'here
are many pio?peclors who, backed by
coin, could make the venture one of
mutual profit.—Mining & Scientific
Sharkey Beaten.
Tom. Sharkey went down to defeat
last week at Coney Island and big Gtn-
Kdhlins is his conqueror. It was a
:iean no'k out in the fifteenth round
At all times Ruhlin had-the fight we]1
in hand. Sharkey did not give up his
place in the line of firet-class heavyweights without a desperate sttuggle.
Wood Levette Wilson in Puck.
A speaker hoarse, a noisy crowd,
And blare of bra-ay brass bands loud—
A clever way of "fixin_" things
And soothing disappointment's stings;
Of herding dull constituents
Upon the right side of the fence;
Of making promises that may
V.f sqnirined out, of another rfav ;
Of telling Toth and Dick and ,!im
T-'iat nearly all depends on him ;
Of vvat'lifiil, n«-ver-sleeping tact
Thai can disguise or dodge a fact;
Of giving handshakes, jollies, beer,
So that their meaning will be clear;
An equal readiness to mix
With good or bad—that's politics!
The petitions which were circulated
in Victoria and Vancouver, praying the
dominion government to take adequate
steps to retard the ru h of Oriental
immigration to British Columbia, have
been forwarded to Ottawa. P'ive thousand signatures were obtained in the
two cities, and Nanaimo and mainland
points are yet to be heard from.
Excuse me, sir, but you are rubbin.
all the polish off my shoe.
Is that your shoe, ma'am? I thought
it was the gentleman's valise.
The committee in charge of the Canadian Pacific Railway employees' voluntary pataioticrelief fund report that the
proceeds amount to $12,033.64. The
subscription has proved a great success,
and the amount subscribed is a practical
proof of the loyalty of the employees of
the railway from, the Atlantic to the
R.F.Anderson SCo
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils  and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Kussel Wire Fencing.
Inland Cigar Manufacturing Co.
Our Specialties:
3S___._«i:X100_?S, 23 G.
Notice is hereby given that application will
ba -made by .the Vancouver Northern and
Yukon Hallway Company to Ihe Legislative
Assembly of thy Province of British Columbia
at its next session tor an act extending the
time within which tliecompany may complete
its undertaking, and confirming and extending
tlie powers to the company therein, and enabling the said company to' extend its line of
railway from some point at or near tlie city of
V'ancou er or some other convenient point
on the shore of Burrard Inlet, to some
point on the north or south side of tlie
Fraser river at or near tlie City of
New Westminster, and changing tlie 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 'he said undertaking.
Dated this 7th day of May, A.D. 19(10.
Solicitors for Applicants.
[Form P.]
Monarch and Welland Vale mineral claims
situate in the Lillooet Mining Division of
Lillooet District, loeated on the lett b-ink of
layoosh Creek, near Ample mineral claim.
Pake notice that I, Ceo, T Itives, agent for the
Coronto-Lillooet Gold Reefs Company, Limited.
Free  Miner's Certificate No.   20,556B* intend,
ixty davs from the date hereof, to apply to the
.Mining Recorder for a Certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
■jrant of the above claims.   And further take
lotiee that action, under section 37, must be
commenced before the issuance of sueh Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 11th day of May, 1900.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
Dealer in Watctiefe, Diamonds, Jewelry and Of tieal goods. Our repair de-
aarttnent is unexcelled for line work.
Lo'tve your orders with the postmaster
who will have it itttended to as well as if
you came personally.
Anthony & Kobson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863.
General Tlerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
"The Bow-legged Ghost and Other Stories/1
With an Intro,
d u c t i o n by
Am erica's
freatest poet,
ames Whit*
comb Riley. An
illustrated volume of original
hum oroua
sketches, verse,
facetious paragraphs and colloquies. A book
that will not
disappoint the
reader, as it
enters a new
and heretofore
field of humor.
A book to be
read aloud and
enjoyed among
your Mends. Contains "The Bow-legged Ghost,"
"When Ezra Sang First Bass, "The Man Who
Couldn't Laugh,'r "Possible Titles of Future
Books," "Selling Locks of Hair," "No Woman, No
Fad." "Society Actresses," etc., etc. This first
edition bound in cloth, printed on extra fine
paper, and absolutely the best humorous book published. Worth $2.50, mailed postpaid for $1.00.
Order at once. Send for our new special illustrated catalogue mailed free. Gives you the lowest prices on all good books.  Address all orders to
Hbllihtn and M»nuf»cturer«. AkXOn, Ohio.
{.The Werner Company it thoroughly reliable.}—Editor.
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'IT-.   anhOTHERSTORIES    --'i
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J, M Mackinnon
Mininq Properties
Properties Bondea
Clinton and way points—Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
All points in Cariboo—Monday and Friday.
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.
Don't Forget the Ashcroft Tailor
T have just received direct from Scotland the best selection oi Tweeds, Worsteds, Serges,
Pantings in the Interior.  Satisfaction guaranteed.
THOMAS McCOSH, Merchant Tailor, Ashcroft, B. C.
Canadian Pacific Navigation Company.
Fnr Alaelra Steamers for Skagway and Alaska points leave Victoria every Wednesday
rOr HlaSlld.    evening and Vancouver every Thursday at 1 p.m.
Steamers for B. C. Northern Points leave Victoria and Vancouver weekly.   Regular steamers
for all British Columbia points.   Particulars on application. C. S. BAXTEK, G. P. A.
THE  I__BX.__VIsr
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.        VANCOUVER   B. O
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, - - B. C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room   free.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLIVRAY    Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for* travelers.   Choice
liquors and cigars.
Ileadquartersfor stage.    Stable in con-
nee tion.
Lillooet. B. C
Notary Public, Accountant and
Mining   Broker,
Reports on Mining Properties.
©      LOCAL NEWS       g
Mrs. P. Burnet is on the sick list this
Mr. R. H. Brett was  at McGillivray
creek tnis week.
Mr. Alex Beaton left for the Bend'Or
mines Tuesday morning.
Archie.   McDonald returned from the
Bridge River district this week.
The Fraser   River has been   steadily
going down during the past few days.
We are sorry to report that Mrs. (Ool.)
Rives has been Bick for the past week.
Wm.   Young left Wednesday for   the
Lorne group of claims on Cadwallader.
Fran'i Riley is laid up with an injured
ankle caused by a horse stepping on it.
Joe. Russell  and Louie Manderville
intend leaving for Bridge River shortly.
Ed. Cairns and John McDonald are
doing assessment work on claims near
McGillivray creek.
0. A. Harthorne returned to Cadwallader creek this week after spending
some time in town.
Wm. Cameron, of the Lytton stage
line, has returned from the coast cities*
and is again driving the stage.
Mr. W. Merrit Brandon, B.A., school
master at Lillooet, is spending his holidays in the Kootenay country.
Mr. Alex. McDonald is reflooring the
silting room and har of his hotel. Mr.
Nich. Horton is doing the work.
Mr. and Mrs.T. A. Brett have left for
McGillivray creek, where they will
spend a few weeks camping out.
Messrs Arthur Noel and F. M. Robertson came down frou the Bend'Or mines
and left for the coast, on Sunday last.
Owing to the Rev. Mr. Wright not being here, there were no services held in
the Methodist Church last San day.
M. John Hawley of Vancouver, and
J. D. Chaplin, St. Catharines, Ont., arrived in town on Tuesday's Lytton stage.
Quiet a number of uobd cutches of fish
have been made in Seaton Lake creek
this week. Mr. Dan Fraser succeeded
in catching seven tine ones on Tuesday.
Antwine Deschamps and Fred Wycott
are camping at Seaton Lake for a few
days before going to Cadwallader. They
have secured a position in the Beud'Oi
Chas. McPhail, commonly known as
"Poothook," was arrested last week on i
charge of larceny. After a hearing on
Friday the case was adjourned until Tuesday when he was sentenced to six
months. Chief Hume accompanied him
to Kamloops on Wednesday morning.
The celebration of tlie 12th at Salmon
Arm was a big Buccess. Among the
attractions was a base ball match between the Boston Bloomers ami a It vel-
etoke nine. The Indepe. dent hand of
Kamloops furnished excellent music.
The cheap rates on the C. P. R. helped
not a little to the Buccess of the day.
Mr. A. G. Rebagliati, of Lytton came
in town Wednesday.
Misses Lottie and Lulu McKivor have
been spending a few days visiting
the Misses Marshall.
The Church of England is being improved. A new floor has been put in
and the interior painted.
Mr3. Harry Brett intends leaving
next week to spend a couple of weeks
with her sister-in-law, Mrs. T. S. Brett
at McGillivrav creek.
Messrs Seaton and Glencross returned
Wednesday from a prospecting trip.
They staked out a claim near McGillivray creek which has a very good showing. 	
Letter of Condolence.
Dear Mrs. Pennie: We, tbe Board of
Management of Zion Presbyterian
church, Ashcroft, wish to convey our
deep sympathy to you in your sad bereavement.
Tt has pleased God to remove by death
your beloved husband. We cannot,
with words, express the loss we, as a
church have sustained. We shall miss
Mr. Dennie's helpful council, his manly
utterances and his leadership, as one of
the oldest members of our congregation.
Although Mr. Pennie has been taken
from our midst he has left behind him
in his home the fragrant memory of a
devoted life, and in thjs district the
deep convictiod of the presence within
of pure and undefiled religion.
Signed on behalf of the Board of
Managers. J. 0. Smith, Chairman.—
Ashcroft Journal.
Golden July 5— Hon W. 0. Wells,
Ministers of Lands and works, was reelected by acclamation.
Chief Justice MeColl gave his decision
in the eleefrou recount Tuesday afternoon, H. B. Gilmour, M.P.P., i» still a
winner, having won by a majority of
eight votes over Charles Wilson, Q. C.
Oa the recount Mr. Wilson lost none,
and gained 16, while Mr. Gilmour lost
three and gained five, giving Mr. Wilson 1457 and Mr. Gilmour 1465, a majority of eight for the government candidate.
Victoria B. C, July 6.—Ji.o. G. Garvin, returning officer for Cansiar, is the
best worried man in town. Afier the
election he came on to Victoria leaving
his trunks with ballots cast in the election to foilow on the Amur. When the
Amur got to Victoria the trunk was not
on board and since then neither by mail
nor wire can any information be secured
of their whereabouts. There has been tie
official court and the result may be to
void tie election which would probably
result in Irving's return, as Staples hat
lost the prestige of a Government sun-
porter bo effective in outlying districts.
A Timely Enquiry.
It is announced that Mr. E. P. Bremner, recently appointed by the Dominion government as   labor commissioner
for British Columbia, is to give immediate attention to the reporls of irre-ul u
naturalization   of    Japanete.      If   M>.
Bremner    succeeds   in    presenting    »
scheme by which   frauds of   this natun
can be prevented for the future, his appointment   will    haved a   very   U6e(n
propose.    Propaply he   might go  evei
further,   and he of  material   assistant
in   securing data  to establish   whethei
or not the hundreds of declarations o
right  to   citizenship   made   thia   year
have been fraudulent, and in suggestin
a way of punishing those guilty of  sei
ting up false claims to citizenship.
The statement that frauds on a large
scale have been committed in connection with the naturalization of Japanese,
is very generally made and accepted,
but it haB appeared to be nobody's
business to secure the punishment ol
the guilty parties.
Elephant and Train.
A big and ugly elephant which had
long been an object of pursuit to the
sportsman of the Straights Settlements
one day wandered on to the railway
line and tried conclusions with the engine of the goods train, charging it repeatedly and keeping up the contest for
nearly an hour. The engine was reversed in the hope that the beast would
allow tha train to proceed, but as soon
as there was any attempt to renew the
journey the elephant returned to the
encounter and resumed its obstructive
tactics. The driver was afraid to charge
the brute, test the train should be
thrown off the rails, and the contest
might have gone on much longer had
not the elephant backed into the engine, and setting its fore paws firmly
between the rails, endeavored to Bhove
the train backwards with its hind quarters.
The driver took advantage of the opportunity and put on steam, gradually
forcing the beast off the line. In this
maneuver one of the wheelB of the engine went over the hind legs of the
animal, which was put out of i s misery bv the guard of a following passenger train.—Science.
Established 1886.
Mark Dumond :•:
Ashcroft and Lillooet.
Mainland Cigar
British Lion
And be sure that encli Cigar ia branded, otherwise thev are not genuine.
They are not onlv made of the Choicest To
baeco but  are  of  home   manufacture,   anil
should be patronized by all good citizens.
123 Water Street. VANCOUVER. B C
Lillooet, B.C.
Manufacturer of all kind of
None but the best material used. Miners o
prospectors sending in orders will receiv
prompt attention and satisfaction guaranteed
Incorporated 18%
Mclennan, mcfeelh & Co., tl
Wholesale and Retail Hardware.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies
Railroad Supplies.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies.
Agents for The Giant Powder Co., San Francisco.
Paul Santini,
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry   Goods,  Boots  and   Shoes,
Hardware, etc.
This   Space  Reserved.
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
Our guaranteed security plan is a popular and profitable policy to the assured.
It will pay yon to see our rates and different plans before taking out a policy.
WM, HOLDEN, inspector, Vancouver. THOS. McADAM, Provincial Manager.
YAUOOTJYBR    -    -    -    IB. C
First class mining properties handled.
Dissolution Notice.
Notice is Hereby given that the partnership
terctofoie existing between James 15. Uren and
ohn Q. Mitchell, carrying on a general black-
mith business, at Clinton and Lillooet, has
his day 'been dissolved by mutual consent.
UI-accounts against and all debit) due said firm
vill be settled by Stuart Henderson, Ashcroft.
Jane 11th 1900.
Our _>_»ecitiltie»:
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