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THE
PROSPECTOR.
Vol. 2, No. 46.
LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, MAY 25,   1900
$2.00 a year.
DIED.
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WALKER-At Lillooet, B, C, on May 23rd,
1900, Thomas Walker, a native of Ueaforth,
Out., aged 23 years. The funeral will take
place to-day [Friday] at 4 o'clock from the
Methodist church. Friends and acquaintances will please accept this intimation.
LOCAL   NEWS.
Rev. W.  H.  Gray, of Clinton,  ia in
town and will remain several days.
Mr. and Mrs. Cole McDonald, o! Hat
Creek, spent a few days in town this
week visiting.
Henry Cargile and James Barns, of
Ashcroft, are visiting Lillooet this
week.        	
Mr. Archie McDonald left Tuesday
morning for the coast aud will visit his
mining properties on Fire Mountain
before his return.
Fred Nicholson and Ben Bell came
down from Cadwallader last Sunday,
where they  had been  working  in the
mines.
Mr. Alex. Lohore, government candidate for West Lillooet, will address
the electors in Santini's hall, on Monday evening. The Opposition candidates are invited to attend and take
part.
The little daughter of Mr. J. H.
Smith, who lives near the Toronto-
Lillooet Gold Reefs Co.'a mill, on Cayoosh, had the misfortune, while playing
among some large boulders on Thursday, to fall and make a nasty cut across
the bridge of the nose.
The flag pole at the schoolhouse
grounds was just put up Tuesday evening, and Wednesday afternoon, after
the school hour tbe scholars gathered
around with a number oi citizens and
after singing patriotic songs, the Union
Jack was hoisted to the top of the pole.
NOTICE—There will be a Patriotic
Service in the Methodist Church on
Sunday afternoon, at 3:30 p.m., immediately at the close of the Sunday
School. The collection will be on behalf of the RED CROSS FUND.
All come and bring  the boys and girls.
Dr. Sanson returned from Clinton
Tuesday afternoon after an absence of a
week. He was accompanied by H. S.
Doxat wbo will remain in town a few
weeks.      	
Robt. B. Skinner left for McGillivray
creek and Pemberton Meadow sections
Thursday morning, Mr. Skinner will
head the poll on flection day as the
majority of the electors are in his favor
and wish the district to advance and are
giving him their support.
Mysterious Disappearance.
Joseph Hollingsworth, the Clinton
barber, baa mysteriously disappeared,
and his friends fear that he has met bis
death. He left Clinton about ten days
ago on horseback, and several days
afterwards hia horse waa found tied to
a tree about fifteen miles from the
town. Search parties were out during
the week but nothing ao far has been
heard of him. He lived for some time
in Lillooet last fall and this spring and
left for Clinton several weeks ago.
Messrs. J. H. Purdy and J. W. Johnston of Vancouver, who have been on
McGillivray creek the past week doing
work on their claims above the Anderson Lake Mining Co.'s property, have
been successful in uncovering the main
ledge, a short distance from where they
worked last season. The ledge shews
up about twelve feet in width and is a
fine body of quartz and being a continuance of tbe Brett ledge will prove quite
as rich. Messrs. Purdy and Johnston
will continue work for another week or
so and by that time will have tbeir
property showing up in good condition.
Besides the two men named, a few other
Vancouver people are interested in this
property and will no doubt make arrangements for developing and working
it on a large scale. With the showing
up of the ledge above, shows it to be
a great one and will advance the mining
business on McGillivray considerably.
On tbe Anderson Lake Mining Co.'s
property, quite a gang of men are engaged building the necessary apparatus
for the mill and tram line. The tram
line is about finished as is the large ore
bin at tbe mill. The men working in
tbe tunnel have the upraise about 100
feet and are doing good work under
foreman Doherty. John J. Newsom,
of Oakland, Cal„ went up to the mine
Tuesday, and will be engaged in the
mill with F. M. Bard. It is expected to
start the mill crushing about the first of
June.
W. D. Snyder, of Vancouver, came in
on Monday's stage and has gone to
McGillivray creek.
D. J. Lamoree and A. B. Langford
came down from Bridge river on Saturday and remained in town until Tuesday, purchasing supplies and material
for working the placer ground on the
South Fork—the Scum Scum.
J. W. Pearson, of Clinton, returned to
Lillooet again on Monday and has gone
to Cadwallader to do assessment work
on his mineral claims.
A School Kid's Versioa.
The following few lines were handed
into The Prospector office this week by
a young scholar of the Lillooet public
school, and refers to a recent saturnalia
on Cadwallader:—
Lord Sawdust and valet went up to the mines
With three cases of whisky for election times,
The booze was made welcome and there was
plenty of fun-
In the morning an eye-opener, Halo I there
was none 1
Lord Sawdust and valet will never come back,
They have met Mr. Rattler perhaps on their
track.
Their loss to the town we record with pain—
They are both Cousin Jacks and antediluvian.
A western man, more given to accepting than Btanding drinks, eventually
ended his earthly career. The marble
slab placed over him bore the inscription: "Thia is on me." The only
time some people in Lillooet will say
"This is on me" is when the marble
slab is placed over them like the
western man.
Subscribe for The Prospector. $2.00
per year. Published every Friday at
Lillooet, B. 0.
FATAL ACCIDENT.
The sad news of the death of Tbos.
Walker, who was injured Tuesday afternoon by a falling horse, was received in
town Wednesday evening with profound
regret and cast a gloom over it which is
hard to express.
The deceased and his brother, John
G. Walker, left town on Tuesday morning shortly after 7 o'clock on a fishing
excursion to the lake. After a successful day's sport, tbey mounted their
horses and started homeward in the
best of humor. When about a mile and
a half from town, near the foot of the
big hill, the horse tbe deceased was
riding, while crossing an irrigating
ditch, covered with a few poles, the
horse's foot went through, and getting
it clear was unable to regain his
footing, and stumbling a few feet both
horse and rider fell to the ground—the
deceased clearing himself of the stirrups
and landed with his whole weight on
his forehead, where he lay unconscious.
His brother at once went to bis assistance and worked for nearly half an
hour to bring him to consciousness but
without avail, although breathing
freely. John F. Gibson and James
Rowbottom coming along rendered what
assistance they could—one hurried to
town for Dr. Sanson, who lost no time
in getting to the injured boy. On the
arrival of the doctor he was removed to
the house of James Dickens, near Marshall's bridge, where everything possible was done for him, but he failed to
rally and remained unconscious until
his death, on Wednesday evening,
about 9:30 o'clock, apparently suffering
no pain whatever and the only bruise
being u slight discoloration above the
right eye, where he landed on striking
the ground. The cause of death was
due to concussion of the brain with a
fracture at the base of the skull. His
brother John was with him constantly
from the time of the accident until his
death, and bis brother William, who
resides at the 111-Mile House, Cariboo,
being wired for, arrived Thursday
evening.
The home of the deceased was near
Seaforth, Ont., where his parents still
reside, besides brothers and sisters wbo
live in Winnipeg and Toronto.
The news of the death will be a terrible shock to the aged parents, as this
is the first death to break the family
circle.
The deceased waa about 23 years of
age and had only been in this province
for the past six months, having come
from Toronto, where he had resided for
several years,  learning   his  trade  as
barber. He had only heen in Lillooet
for a few months, having resided in
Clinton for a short time, but by his
quiet disposition and courteous manner
bad made friends with all who had
come in contact with him, and his untimely demise came as a terrible shock
and it waa bard to realize that he was
dead.
The relatives wish to tender their
most heartfelt thanka to all those who
assisted them during their brother's
accident and in their bereavement.
THE   WAR   IN   AFRICA.
(Late War News)
Washington, May 22—President M>
Kinley has given the Boer envoys to understand that he is unable to interfere
in South African affairs. It is understood they will now try to influence
public sentiment by holding a series of
meetings in the principal cities of the
United States.
Ottawa, May 22—The Governor-
General has received from Mr. Chamberlain a cable congratulating Canada
on the great services rendered by the
Canadian artillery in the relief of
Mafeking.
London, May 22—British horsemen—
according to a despatch from Lorenzo
Marques—are now close to the Vaal
river, within forty miles of Johannesburg. The migration from Pietoria has
begun. Trains are arriving at Lorenzo
Marques filled with passengers. Women and children are being sent in
trains to Machdarp. It is improbable
that there will be any desperate defense
south of Pretoria and even the capital
itself is likely to be evacuated.
London, May 23—All the accounts of
the engagement at Mafeking on May 16
extol the great bravery of the Canadians
Capetown, May 24—Gen. Warren has
occupied Douglas after heavy fighting—
without sustaining any loss. Two guns
of the Canadian artillery under Col.
Hughes, were in the thick of it. The
Canadians advanced in skirmishing
order and after a lengthy exchange of
shots the Boers fled—leaving: tkeir
laager and a quantity of stores. At one
time 300 of the enemy opened a hot fire
on a detachment of the Yeomaary and
the Canadian artillery repeated their
excellent shooting — compelling the
Boers to retire.
Fred Williams, financial secretary,
and J. Dixon, president af the Trades
and Labor Council, were chosen at a
labor convention as straight labor candidates for Vancouver in the coming
provincial elections.
To the Editor of The Prospector :
Dear Sir—Will you kindly grant me space in
your estimable paper in which to thank the
people of Lillooet who have so kindly contributed to the handsome gift that was presented
to Mrs. Gardner and myself on Wednesday
evening. Coming, as we hear it has, from all
denominations, it shows the kindly and generous nature of the people, more especially as
my efforts to help them to think of better and
higher things were so soon cut short by my
illness. But what we have valued more than
anything else has been the friendly way in
which all the people have treated us during the
time we have lived in the village. We will
carry to our eastern home many kindly recollections, and, if in the wise providence of
Ood I should be restored to health, I would
consider it a great pleasure to again work
amidst the mountains of British Columbia.
But should we not be permitted to meet again,
I trust that it shall be our privilege to meet in
the better world where sickness and death do
not enter, and where those who are faithful to
the right will enjoy a happy eternity together.
Allow me also to thank those, who by contributions and by assisting at concerts, have enabled us to purchase the organ and pay for the
enlargement of the parsonage.
Thanking you Mr. Editor for the many courtesies shown us through the columns of your
paper, and wishing good bye to all whom I
may not see personally,
I remain, yours truly,
JOHN E. GARDNER.
As YeSow so Shall Ye Reap.
A good story is going the rounds of the
Bridge River mining camps to tbe effect
that a certain one of the aspirants for
political honors deputed one of his emissaries to convey some liquor to the
thirsty miners and prospectors in the
Cadwallader district. On his arrival at
the Lorne camp he proceeded to distribute it by placing on tbe table several
bottles of different brands—Walker's
Imperial, Seagram's 1883, and Corby's
I.X.L.—so that there would be an
agreeable surprise for tbe men when
they came in for their supper. The
men came and commented on the liberality and good judgment of the donor
in sending such a nice variety of well
known brands—but lo 1 what a change
came over their faces when the first
cork drawn revealed a cork bearing the
stamp of Doering & Marstrand and the
next Pabst's beer, showing that tha
giver of the feast waa studying economy
even in the quality of the grog. We
refrain from mentioning the name of
the political economist, but in deference
to tbe latest aspirant we will state that
it was not Mr. Lochore.
Moral—Where you do do it, do it
properly.
VOTERS!
Don't Forget on June 9th to  cast your
Ballot for
Robt B. Skinner
Friendly Italian Hotel-Keeper (shaking hands with stranger about to depart; : "I wish you a pleasant journey,
sir, and hope you won't be mole
the brigands!
Guest (who has been badly fleeced at
the hotei): "Your advice cornea too
late, my friend—the thing'a done I "
tested by
The fertility of gentle woman's imagination waa amply demonstrated by tbe
young lady who explained to Mr. Den-
man at Great Marlborough street that it
was the fumes of the bay rum nsed on
her hair that intoxicated her. No man
could have thought of such an excuse,
though some millions of them would
have given a bit to have been first in tbe
field with it. THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1900
THE PROSPECTOR.
Published every Friday.
8riB8CRIPTION I2.C5
Payable in advance.
RIC. A. FRASER, Editor and Pbopbietob.
FRIDAY, MAY 25. 1900.
THE   WAR   IN   AFRICA.
AS OTHERS SEE US.
There is an amusing anecdote related
as to  some remarks of  a stranger who
visited our local parliament at Victoria
some time ago.     He said:   " How is it
that so  many   old   fogies  are  in   the
House?     I expected to see  live, active
men,   men   of the  world,   but  a good
many of the members appear to be nonentities, not able to open their mouth."
The per6on with him replied:   "It does
seem  strange that a  western  mining
community should elect such members,
but I will explain the condition existing
in one constituency   and you   will thus
understand how  it is.   In  one  of the
most promising mining  districts in the
province it is repreeented by a nice old
gentleman—and it is scarcely fair to call
him an old fogey.     Ha lived in the district nearly all   his life,  and by his industry and close attention lo   business
msde a moderate fortune.   Living in an
out of   way place   for   thirty   or   forty
years would naturally make him narrow
minded in   his   ideas   and  of   course
totally unable to comprehend  the necessities of an up-to-date mining district.
He has been always accustomed to deal
with   petty affairs  and  is  now  up in
years aud   unable to  enlarge his views.
A few of the   coastHuents  are men like
himself—lived out of  the world  for the
greater part of their lives, like the Boeis
they have many admirable qualities, but
like  them also they  have  the greatest
distrust of strangers.     They cannot realize that conditions  have now changed
and that  while he had probably made
them a good member  in the past, their
district now needs ** more active representative.   It is reported that a few owe
him money and over others  he has established a sort of reign of tenor—they
are actually afraid to oppose him in anything.    He persuades a number that he
is largely interested in  the district, and
as most  of these ace  not  wealthy, the
few  thousand  dollars    that, to  their
knowledge he  has lent on mortgages to
their neighbors, seems to   them a large
sum.    This old gentleman, however,  is
careful not  to tell them that  he has a
large part of his money invested in Victoria  and  elsewhere.     That was  the
reason he was anxious  to have the parliament buildings  erected in  Victoria.
He feared   Victoria  would decline and
his investments there become valueless.
Not being interested in mining, even in
his own district,   he feared the opening
up of a city elsewhere.    I cannot blame
him.   The present state of  affairs suits
him nicely. He receives $600 per annum
as member and  travelling  expenses to
Victoria.   As he buys most of the placer
gold taken out by the  Chinese, it suits
him exactly to take a trip to the coast
tree of expense  and bring tbe gold with
him.    He   would have   to take it down
in any event and it is convenient to have
his expenses paid.     Quite a number in
the  constituency cannot,  however, see
all this.   During  the past year  a large
number of men have   been coming into
the district,  which will in the future be
an   important one.   These    men  will
probably   induce  some active man  to
••ontest the constituency and if they are
true to  themselves and  do  not  allow
jealousies to divide   them, will elect the
present member—to stay at home."
London, May 19—Since the news of
the relief of Mafeking there has been
nothing but one continual round of rejoicing—not alone throughout England
but also in the Colonies. Tbe relief of
Mafeking has bad the effect of suspending for the moment interest in the operations elsewhere. Nevertheless, yesterday brought important official announcements.
Lord Methuen entered Hooptad
yesterday.
Gen. Buller entered Newcastle
Thursdav.
Lord Roberts is using his mounted
men to Bearsh a wide tract of country.
Col. Broadwood occupied Lindley on
Thursday.
Gen. Mutton captured one of the
Bothas on Thursday.
Gen. Rundle encamped at Clocolan on
Thursday.
Thus Britain successes are reported
from every point from which news
came yesterday.
It is reported that President Kruger
and other high officials purpose leaving
almost immediately for Lyndenberg and
the foreign consuls at Pretoria are
leaving for the same place.
At Kroonstadt it is reported that
President Kruger will surrender as soon
as Lord Roberts crosses the Transvaal
frontier.
Desperate efforts are being made by
the Transvaalers to get every available
unit into the fighting line.
Capetown, May 19—Papers here Btate
that eighty of the Boer patrol, led by
Kruger's grandson, were -killed at Mafeking and that the Irish-American
brigade was greatly cut up at Mafeking
and Kroonstadt.
A Capetown despatch says the relief
force entered Mafeking unapposed—the
siege having been already abandoned by
the Boers—the latter getting out before
the relieving column could get at them.
Berne, Switzerland, May 19—The
committee of the International Peace
Bureau, have decided to make an appeal
to tbe powers, who signed the convention at the Hague, in favor of the restoration of peace in South Africa.
A special from Kroonstadt says that
Commandant Dewet has sent word that
he is prepared to surrender conditionally with his entire command of 10,-
C00 men. He stipulated that his men
should be allowed to return to their
farms. Lord Roberts replied that the
surrender must be unconditional.
To the Electors of the
West Biding of Lillooet Electoral District.
Established 1886.
Incorporated 1896
Gentlemen—I beg to offer myself as a candidate for your suffrages at the coming general
election for the Legislative Assembly of
this Province.
I am a supporter of the present government
and its published platform.
As it is utterly impossible to develop the agricultural and mineral resources of our district
under the prevailing system of transportation,
I will, if elected, do my utmost lo have roads
built to the various agricultural settlements
and mining camps.
I believe that the planks in the government
platform dealing with the construction of
roads and trails, is the only business proposition on this important subject, that has been
offered to the electors of this province aud one
eminently adapted to advance the interests of
this district.
As the time is now too short to make a personal canvass of the district, I will hold meetings at the various centres and endeavor in
that way to meet as many of you as possible
and lay my views more fully before you.
I have been a resident of the district, where
my home and interests are, for the past six
years, and as my prospects for the future are
so closely blended with the prosperity of the
district, you may rely on me, if elected, to
further your interests in every possible way.
As the recent reaction in favor of the government is so decided as to ensure its continuance
in power, you will no doubt se*> the benefit the
district will derive by having its representative on the government side of the House and
return me at the head of the poll.
I have the honor to be gentlemen,
Your obedient servant,
ALEX. LOCHORE,
Foster's Bar, Lillooet,
May 19th, 1900.
MINERAL ACT, 1896.
[Form F.]
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS.
engage-
tried to
He was
up  and
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 Keefs 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 section 37, must be
commenced before the issuance of such 2Cer-
tificate of Improvements.
Dated this llth day of May, 1900.
GEO. T. RIVES,
Plve Times Hit.
Mr. TreveB, consulting surgeon with
the forces, sends to the British Medical
Journal particulars of the case of an
officer in the present war whose experience in the way of wounds must be
unique: He was shot in an
ment and fell, He rose and
walk towards a fellow officer,
again shot and fell. He got
made a second attempt to move when
he was shot a third time. He could
move no more, and when lying on the
ground was shet a fourth time. In due
course the stretcher bearers arrived, and
as he was being carried down he was
shot a fifth time, and one of his
bearers was shot at the same moment,
so that his stretcher was dropped to the
ground. Of the five injuries four involved the limbs and back. It is interesting to learn that although there was
no operation, the officer made an excellent recovery, thanks largely to his
pluck and fine health and care of the
surgeon.—Westminster Gazette.
NOTICE.
McLENNIN, McFEELEY & Co., Ltd.
Wholesale and Eetail Hardware.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Mining Supplies.     Blacksmith Supplies     Mill Supplies
Railroad Supplier-.    Contractors' and Lumber Supplies.
Agents for The Giant Powder Co., San Francisco.
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Paul Santini
GENERAL MERCHANT
LTLLOOET, B. 0.
Carries a full stock of all kinds of Groceries, Dry Good,
Boots and Shoes, Hardware, etc.
MINERS' OUTFITS A SPECIALTY.
LILLOOET AND BRIDGE RIVER STORES.
J. DUNLOP.
GKEJ^ZE^^L     MERCHANT
Miners- Supplies.
X,I3_IjOO__]T, 13. G.
Branch Store at Bridge Eiver where a
full stock of General Merchandise and Min
ers Outfits are on hand.
)
J. Dunlop, General Merchant, Lillooet, B.C
" I have f8,000 out on loan not drawing interest," said Mr. Smith. What a
beautiful world this wonld he if we only
had a few more like Mr. Smith in it.
Several Smith men were seen in
caucus one evening this week evidently
discussing a knotty problem. It was
afterwards ascertained they were trying
to figure out how to make 50 cents (that
Mr. Smith had given them) go round
among the " boys."
Notice is hereby given that application will
be made by the Vancouvsr Northern and
Yukon Railway Company to the Legislative
Assembly of the Province of British Columbia
at its next session for an act extending the
time within which thecompany 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 the shore of Burrard Inlet, to some
point on the north or south side of the
Fraser 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.I). 1900.
McPHILLfPS & WILLIAMS,
Solicitors for Applicants.
R.F.Anderson &Co
NEV/ VVESTMINSTER, B. C.
General Hardware,
Paints, Oils and Varnishes,
Stoves, Enameled Iron
and Tinware.
Miners Steel, Picks, Shovels, etc., Wire Cable
and Russel Wire Fencing.
C. A. PHAIR
General Merchandise
Miners' Supplies a specialty.
TERMS CASH.
LILLOOET, B C
THE FEDERAL LIFE ASSURANCE
COMPANY.
Our guaranteed security plan is a popular and profitable policy to the assured.
It will pay you to see our rates and different plans before taking out a policy.
WM. HOLDEN, Inspector, Vancouver. THOS. McADAM, Provincial Manager.
John Hawley
niNING  BROKER.
V__.2sTCO"U';V"E!_S/    -    -    -    B. O
First class mining properties handled.
?s < < THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, MAY 25, 1900
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" Oold Mining Never Pays."
Dr. Hugh Robert Mill contributes to
the "Scottish Geographical" a paper on
the development of habitable lands—
" An Essay in Anthropogeography,"
wherein occurs this striking paragraph:
Gold exercises an influence on the imagination which can only be characterised as magical, for it is not reasonable. Tbe physical toil of getting alluvial gold is perhaps heavier than any
other, the price of the necessities of life
are higher on gold fields than anywhere
else, and more money teems to be
wasted in drink or lost in gambling in
tlie intervals of mining than in any
other conditions. The fact that gold is
tbe common standard of value probably
accounts for the illusion that gold-fields
are better worth travelling to and working on than coalfields or brickfields. If
the reader takes the trouble to divide
the annual output of the goldfields of
tbe world as officially declared, with the
official number of miners engaged upon
these fields, he will find that the output
per man often does not exceed $5.00 per
week, and very rarely exceeds $10.00.
Wages on these gold-fields usually run
Irom $15.00 to $25.00 a week at the
cheapest, and there is the cost of
machinery and interest on capital looming large behind. There is certainly
something wrong, perhaps with the
statisticB, but perhaps in the idea that
gold mining is usually profitable. That
some gold mines pay high dividends,
then, only makes it more mysterious
how the others continue lo exist. It has
been suggested that taken over all gold-
mining never pays, that more than $5.00
had to be expended in order to extract
gold enough to make a sovereign, and
that this fact explains why gold maintains ita value nearly unaltered in spite
of the enormous increase in its production. I do not profess to understand,
and do not wish to press this argument,
but mentiou it parenthetically as a thing
to think about.
To the Electors of the
West Eiding of Lillooet Electoral District.
Be a Farmer's Wife.
" Oh, give me the life of a farmer's wife "
In the summer hot and bright,
Mid croaking frogs and barking dogs
And dreadful fleas that bite.
To rise in ihe morning half asleep
When tlie farmer blows his horn
And watch the weeds as they go to seed
All over the yard and lawn !
" Oh, give me the life of a farmer's wife "
When the raiu begins to pour,
When the  driving  breeze shakes leaves from
the trees
And whirls them in at your door !
The rats go scampering through the walls,
The ants in ihe closet roam,
Your friends drop in when the larder is thin
And the servants are gone from home !
" Oh, give me the life of a farmer's wife "
When he's mad as ail old March hare
And rips and tears and rants and swears
And acts like a two legged bear,
When he bangs the door aud kicks the dog
And treads on the tail of the cat,
Aud you  feel like  the cornel had  struck the
earth
And knocked it perfectly flat I
When cold it grows and winter snows
Arc pouring thick and white,
When the bread  won't rise and the baby cries
And the lire goes out at night,
And wood is scarce and kindlings wet
And waler turns lo ice.J
Just try the life of a " farmer's wife "
And sec if it isn't nice.- Richmond Times,
Gentlemen: At the request of a number of
influential voters I have decided to seek the
honor of representing your important district
in he Provincial Legislative Assembly.
I am as many of you are doubtless aware,
interested to a large exent in mineral property
in the district. I am therefore desirous that
its resources should be developed, and consequently will be sure, if elected, to endeavor to
obtain as large appropriations as possible for
he making of roads and trails. I am convinced
that in the immediate future there will be a
large influx of capital into he tProvince, and
I shall use every effor to encourage the investment of money here. I have shown my faith
in the district by investing my own money, and
indirectly I have been largely the means of the
development of some of the best properties. As
the future advancement of Lillooet and the
farming community in the surrounding country
is solely dependent on the mining industry: it
is to your interest to be represented by some
one who is directly interested in mining.
Though not a permanent resident of the district, I am continually visiting the various mining camps and am therefore, well able to judge
of the country's requirements. The fact that
my residence is more or less in Vancouver and
Victoria should rather be in your favor than
otherwise as I am continually in touch with
prominent business men from all parts of the
Province and capitalists who visit the coast
cities.
I am in favor of a very liberal expenditure of
money for opening up the whole country so
that the world at large can see what great
natural resources we have and I will, if elected,
advocate the borrowing of money for this purpose to the fullest extent. I am of the opinion
that roads lo open up Bridge River, the Empire
Valley, Pemberton Meadows and Anderson
Lake districts and the improvements of roads
and trails generally, are an absolute necessity
With regard to the eight hour law: Iconside
that for an honest eight hours work underground, any man is entitled to a full days
wage, but under certain circumstances and
conditions I see no reason why men should not
be free to work extra time provided they were
compensated accordingly.
With regard to Alien Act: I may say that I
have always opposed it even before it was passed
in the house, and from my personal observation
in Atlin last fall my opinion is that it was a
grevious mistake.
I am opposed to the employment of Oriental
labor in mines.
I consider it was a mistake to withdraw the
subsidy given to physicians to induce them to
reside in outlying districts in the province.
The improvement of the laws pertaining to
quartz and placer mining shall always receive
my most careful consideration and atteution.
It is my intention, if elected to visit every part
of the riding at least once a year in order to ascertain the needs of my constituents so that I
shall be in a position to urge their claims on
the government.
It is my intention, if possible, to call on each
elector in order to explain my views more
fully.
Trusting that you will show your confidence
in me by placing me at the head of the poll.
I have the honor to be, your obedient servant
ROBERT B.  SKINNER.
Anthony & Robson,
(Successors to A. Stevenson.
Business established 1863.
POST OFFICE   STOBB.
General flerchandise and
Miners Supplies.
FORWARDING AGENTS.
Canadian
Pacific
Railway.
Soo Pacific Line
For information regarding
tickets to and from all points
in
Canada, United
States and Europe
and tickets to
China, Japan, Honolulu, and Australia,
apply for information to
H. E. Leslie,
Agent Ashcroft.
or to E. J. Coyle,
Asst. Gen. Pass. Agent,
Vancouver, B. C.
"By Heck!" joyously ejaculated a
moBB grown Arkansas citizen, upon his
return from an afternoon speut at tua
country seat. " I've got a—haw 1 haw!
—good joke on tae editor of the newspaper in town. He uuttoned-hoied me
on tire street and told me wiiat a well-
known man I was, and all that, and I
let him persuade me into—haw! haw I
—subscribin' for his paper for a year.
Got it on him that time, oy jing 1 "
"I don't see whur the ju_e comes in,"
replied his wife.
"Wny—gol slap it I—don't you know
I can't read."
New Westminster defeated Vancouver
4 to 1 in the first lacrosse match of the
season played at Vancouver on Saturday.
R/.IEL BRETT.
Post Office Store.
Book, Stationery, Soaps,
Fancy Goods, Tobacco, etc
CANDIES, FRUITS, NUTF
LILLOOET, B. C
E. B. REBAGLIATI,
Horse Shoeing.
General Blacksmith
Work done at reasonable prices.
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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.
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY
Head Office:   ASHOROFT, B. C.
ZtsTOW   BOYS^^>
Don't Forget the Ashcroft Tailor
WHEN YOU WANT A NEW SUIT.
I have just received direct from Scotland the best selection of Tweeds, Worsteds, Serges,
Puntings in the Interior.   Satisfaction guaranteed.
THOMAS McCOSH, Merchant Tailor, Ashcroft, B. C.
Canadian Pacific Navigation Company.
Fnr A lac Ira steamers for Skagway and Alaska points leave Victoria every Wednesday
rUI   filaolVa.   eveningandVancouvereveryThursdayatlp.nl.
Steamers for B. C. Northern Points leave Victoria and Vancouver weekly.   Regular steamers
for all British Columbia points.   Particulars on application. C. S. BAXTER, G. P. A.
THIS  LELJLISriD
Corner of Hastings and Granville Streets.
VANCOUVER, B. C
W__£.  HA-D^IIiTOlSr    PROP
BAILEY
HOTEL.
Silverthorn Bros. Props.
LYTTON, - - B. C.
First-class in every respect.
Choice  Wines,   Liquors
and Cigars. Sample
room  free.
J B CHERRY,
A. B. TRIN. COLL., DUBLIN.
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, NOTARY PUBLIC
Lillooet, B. C)
HALF-WAY HOUSE.
Lillooet-Lytton Wagon Road.
CHAS. McGILLIVRAY    Proprietor.
First-class accommoda
tion for travelers. Choice
liquors and cigars.
Headquartersfor stage.    Stable in con <
nection.
SAHUEL GIBBS,
Notary Public, Accountant anal
\linin_;  Broker
Reports on Mining Properties.
LILLOOET and BRIDGE RIVRR. B. C
LICENSED  CONVEYANCES, THE PROSPECTOR, LILLOOET, B. C, FRIDAY, MAY 25,1900T
LOCAL   NEWS.
i^-r$_^-*£
field syndicate,  Vancouve ^
a,,    nP  E   Limited W.U commence  tereBted in the Bend °T;"™&n_Wx
j___fe-_?-   ■ bs^aSg-a
~ 1      ^7he oast few  bein attendance at the cleanup*
UREN&
______   - *«*«■*•.     ^edH.Jelson,^^^^(
lown Wednesday. LM a^^Jgflffl {r0_, thel c,m^ON
h issue of The ^ "^  JS«SSS5? V""1*" 0n the I
, address of Mr. Alex. Lochore.       ake to-J*0"       &_   tne rionetr.   Bag-  Manufaeturers of all kind of
I :T u ! Ircels etc., for Bridge Eiver and
Nels Gustavnas,  of Dog  (keek,  ^Q^   point8   le£t at the hotel
"     ■•-—*—k" office will receive every care.     A rig ro
meet the  steamboat on its  arrival and
Mrs.   Keatley,  of the
waB in town Wednesday
In this
election
LLILOOET, B. C
li &SM1NG.
C. Branch at Lillooet.
Nels Gustavnas,  ui _-.b
been in town for the past week.
IN. mi^TI™ """"de"  _."* rlftture.n be. great convenience to
_£„««• tbeir ntine,', -«*_» Jgjgjjg ^^w. . sood *_
ill -itnnii'OM I
should be renewed.
The disciples of Walton have been
making some good catches in Lake
creek the past week or so.
Richard Means left the first of the
wees with a couple of pack horses for
Cadwallader.
Mr. F. Garter-Cotton has announced
himself as a candidate in the city of
Vancouver for the approaching general
elections.
For progress and prosperity mark
vour ballot on June 9th lor EOBT. B.
SKINNER.
Janufacturera of an mnu ui
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.
To-morrow,   Saturday 26th,   will  be.
nomination day, and all candidates will
have to present their nomination papers
to the returning officer.
M-rk Dumond of Ashcroft, who has a
branch hardwaie shop in Lillooet, arrived in town Saturday afternoon by
bicycle, remaining here until Tuesday
evening.
~~i—
travellers and,
ronage.
Wm. Johnson, who has been employed
at the Hotel Victoria for the past few
weeks, left for Clinton to secure a band
of mules and will rua a regular paok
train to Bridge Eiver to accommodate
tlie demadds for freight, etc., to the
different mines. He expects to return
in about a week and will have his pack
train equipped in first-class shape to
make his initial trip.
Jas. B, Uren has moved his blacksmith shop into his new building and
has everything in fairly good shape.
The shop has the necessary tools lor
doing all kinds of work and is no doubt
one of the best equipped blacksmith
shops in the interior. Mr. Uren is a
first-class mechanic and anything en
trusted to his .;are will receive the beet
of attention.
A. TJJFJFGJEoXD,
OPTICIAN.
VANCOUVER, - - - - B. C.
Dealer in Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry and Optical goods. Our repair department is unexcelled for fine work.
Le'We your orders with the postmaster
who will have it attended to as well as if
you came personally.
Mainland Cigar
FACTORY.
IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY A GOOD
CIGAR ASK FOE THE
British Lion
Fred. H. Nejson^Proprietor.
  i*ti      1-1-   ___    f*lA«n_LAfi
Sample Rooms for Commercial Travellers. Livery Stable in Connection.
Bus meets steamboat for guests to and from Anderson L ake
and Bridge River points.
| Hotel Victoria,
JlilXiliOOET, 33. C-"_
This hotel being new and thoroughly finished throughout is the only first
class hotel in Lillooet. Persons calling at Lillooet will receive every attention by
stopping at the Hotel Victoria. Good stabling in connection with the hotel. Headquarters for the Lillooet-Lytton stage.
OB
Mainland
Mrs E.   A. Webster, mother  of Mrs
Fred  H.   Nelson,    arrived   from   Hat
Creek on  Monday's stage, and will re
main in Lillooet for soma time.
Wm. Crozier, of tlie firm of Stewart &
Crozier, livery and feed stables, Ashcroft. was in town with a special rig
with a commercial traveller Tuesday.
'■ We would all die of thirst if we
waited for Smith to say something,"
was the remark several . miners were
heard to make while standing on the
Btreet the other evening
A. E. Stephenson, who has had charge
of the Methodist church services here
for the past few weeks, left town on
Tuesday's stage. The mission field
here will be filled shortly by the conference.
Mr. Lewis Marks, with tbe Hamilton
Powder Co. and Dominion Cartridge Co.,
Victoria,   B.C., was iu   town for   a few
days this   week in   the   interest   of tne
above firms.    This was Mr. Marks' tirst
trip to this tection, but from now on it
is the intention to make regular trips to
thiB district as his company realize the j
importance  of the  business  to  be de
rived from here.
Settlers of the Dominion lands within
the railway belt in British Columbia
were charged $1 per acre for home
Bteads. An oider-in-council has been
passed doing away with this, and bona
tide settlers can now have lands free on
the same conditions as exist id Manitoba and the Northwest
And be sure that each Cigar is branded, otherwise they are not genuine.
They are not only made of the Choicest Tobacco  but  are  of  home   manufacture,   and
should be patronized by all good citizens.
wm. tietjen,
Manufactures.
123 Water Street. VANCOUVER, B.C
pi LAKE
®   O   0   O   O   9    CHARGES   MODERATE.     9   9   9   9   9   •
ALEX. McDONALD,       -       -       -       Propriety
EXCELSIOR   HOUSE,
FEASBB  &c  _3_33LX.,   PBOPS.
LILLOOET, - ...
The Bar ia supplied with the beat Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
B.C.
\
v.
Mrs. Eives, wife  of Ool.  G. T. Rives,
superintendent of the  Toronto-Lillooet
Gold Reefs Co., left on Tuesday's Btagej ___ nuiuuci  w>
for \ancouver   where she  will remain j of reUef ia 5)817io0O.
for Borne time, having been  unwell here |
for tbe past few weeks.
The   Secretary    of   State   for   India,
Lord Hamilton, has received the following message from  tlie Viceroy of India,
Lord Curzon, of Kedleston:   " The conditions  have   materially   improved   in
Madras and   Mysore, in consequence of
recent rains.     Iu the remainder  of the
affected tracts the distress is increasing
in intensity,    owing  to  the  want  of
fodder and water,  and increasing heat.
The number of persons   now in receipt
SAWMILL.
Lillooet, B. C.
Have in stock all kinds of
Dried Lumber, Finishing
Lumber and Mouldings.
All orders will receive
prompt attention. Write for
prices or apply at tlie yard.
A Canadian Mint.
Finance Minister Fielding announces
that the  Dominion   Government  have
under consideration the establishment
of a mint in  Canada.   Tbe Usury bill
vas reported in  Senate  yesterday.   It
was changed so as to make tbe maximum
interest that could   be charged  on less
than $500, 12 per cent, instead of 20, and
on judgment debts 6 per cent, instead of
■^^^■^^^^^____j
LYTTON STAGE LINE.
Stage leaves Lytton every Monday and Friday morning
for Lillooet, returning next day.    Special trips made.
If you contemplate atrip into Lillooet district, write us for information.
CAMERON & HURLEY     -:-    Lytton and Lillooet, B C.
R.&W. CUMMING
Flour Milling Produce and
General Merchandise.
Robt. Hughes who had charge of tbe
Methodist Mission field in this section
for some time, aid who has been pastor
at James Bay church, Victoria, for the
past year, has been asked to remain
another term on account of his faithful
work in connection with the church.
i.
An American writer tells a good story
of his colleee dayB. It relates to a
negro gardener, a jolly fellow, with
whom the boys used to have consider'
able sport. Sometimes he would floor
them with his repartee.
One day in   apring Sambo  had been
The various war funds and 20th century appeals are having a marked effect
upon the regular incomes of many of the
religiouB and philanthropic societies. It
is saia that the London Missionary
Society is likely  to suffer greatly.   The
financial   year    nominally    ended   the      One day in   Bpnug _■_«.	
other day, and, unless some unexpected  burning  tbe college green  in order to
^^ contributions  are made  at once,   the  get rid  of   the  old withered  grass.   A
_      _'"_"', _•_--.,        books will close  with with an accutnu-  freshman came along,  and, thinking to
Rev. J. L. Garduer and MrB. Gardner  ,„., ,B ...,_,. .n ., »on nnn _ *        _    . j
.,,   , ,     : , lated deficit of no lesB than £30,000. have some fun, shouted:
will   leave  shortly  for tbe  east where ..„      ., _     u . i * _ * .
A.        ... . \ _...._   "Say, there, Sambo, yeu ought not to
they will reside in  ..ore      Rev. Gard-      Eyery gteamer a_d  __&_ going _onh  feum thftt Bt_ff „
mt has been very ill for the post several  ^.^ _ {m Q_ ^^ _hQ are flood „ Why?„ inqui„ed gambo
months and as a result will not be able  rilthi  cent_e8  q[ [q_ ^       ^      ..Becuae,"   replied    the   freshman,
;nr   HoniL   time. ^^^mJmmm™*mmmmW^^^mmmm*^  ^^^^mmm^mmmmm*^ ^^^^mm*
ATRONIZE  HOME   INDUSTRY AND BUY PAVILION ROLLER FLQUR
Flour and Offal sold at mill and delivered at reasonable rates.
Post Office and Telegraph Office in connection.   Freight teams plying once a
week between Lillooet and Ashcroft.
W. CUMMING, Agent, Lillooet B. C.
WM. B. BAILEY & CO.
Storage & Forwarding Agts
^^____f ASHCROFT, B. C.    -^^_________^|
Consign your goods to our care.     We settle railway charges and forward to
estination without delay.   Correspondence solicited. W. B. BAILE Y & CO
Advertise in
i •. ,i,itips  for   some   time.
Seta in U"«" ,1»ve """" """"'
centres  ui '««'»"'        ■•--
coast      It has been reported  that the
I orientals   were leaving for the United
ingint^e.int.no^ndin^^
'it'll make that  grass as
""well,    massa,"    retorted    Sambo
.«_?. .11 right.    Yes, daf* all right.
States sine, «"»            . -     .    .. .     «._ftt'8 an nguv.     ^-".  —
ing into the interior, and into the iish      a f_      dat  .ere grass'll come
_„- - , Z towns, to the great disadvantage of | Never^ ^ ^_ ^ ^ arel„
Mr. V7. R. Robertson, of the Bend'Or I lhe white laborer.
The  Prospector
Read by every miner in the district.
Subscription Price $2.00 per year.
ADVERTISING RATES ON APPLICATION.

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