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 1 lyfl rtW Hi  VOL.'   2.  ATLIN. B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL'' f, 1,900. " "  NO. 50.  I'  u  V'  1 r  11  !ii  f. E. McFeely and Co.  DKAI.KRS  IS  Paints,  Oils,   Varnishes,  Builders9 Hardware,  Sash and Boors,    .       '    ���  Tinware, Graniteware, Crockery  ��� ��� > r ,  All kinds of Tinsmith work done. -       ' ��� p .-  Corner of First and Pearl Street  m ftOKfiMtTH'fr GOAL.  x     J. St. Clair blackett and Co.  , - 1 \   j  //?0/V STORE, FIRST ST.  it l '  Have the Most Complete Stock,in Atliii.  >- ��� ,  THEIR PRICKS ARK RIGHT   J_   THEY ARE OFFERING     r  FOR'ALL CLASSES ���.,--[ SPECIAL" BARGAINS '  OF GOODS. .      / I     ,IN WINTER CLOTHING.  AN   INTERESTING, WOMAN.  Mrs. Mary E. Hitchcock, Atlin's  Enterprising Mine Operator, Authoress and Traveller, Returns to  Vancouver from England--Will  Arrive in,Atiin at the Opening,of  Navigation.  That bright and interesting north-  "eru traveller/P'Mrs. Mary IV Hitchcock, arrived in the city 'yesterday  and is registered at the Hotel Vancouver,   says the  World  of a late  date.    She/s the  authoress of the  tiovv famous book Two' Women   in  the   Klondike,   which  has   created  ���such favorable comment iu all parts  of the country.    She has  been   in  London,' Eng.,   for some  time  on  business    in  connection   with   her  saining  properties both in   Dawson  and in Atlin.,   Mrs.   Hitchcock  is  loud in her praises of Atlin and says  that the riches of that country-.are  almost indescribable.    A   party  of  wealthy    London   capitalists    will  arrive here about the middle of June  and proceed to AtUn to inspect the  properties  and   invest   capital.    A  "World  representative   had a short  interview with Mrs., Iiilchcock   at  the  Hotel   Vancouver    today   aud  the  lady  told  the  reporter   something of her plaus.    She is yet  undecided whether she will go to Dawson with a party of French scientists  on  au   automobile,   or   proceed  to  Atfin.    The    head of the' French  party   is   M.    de    Lamare,   whose  automobiles are known in all  parts  of the world.    He will  be  accompanied by  an   expert driver  and a  friend, aud has invited Mrs.  Hitchcock   to   accompany   them.      The  party reached Vancouver today and  after a   short stay proceed north.  "It  would be au intensely exciting  trip," she said,   "but of course  I  have   not   yet decided  whethei  I  shall go or not.    It is  intended  to  start    the   journey    ou  the auto  mobile from, Lake Bennett, and the  distance  between Bennett  arid Atlin  will  be  covered  in   one   day.  That will give you  an   idea of the  tufce of speed at v\ hich the niackiae  will' travel:"*' Mrs. Hitchcock'docs  not think the Presbyterians should  be called, upon to conduct and pa>  for the keeping of a>hospital in Atlin. and" when across the pond she  met Lady Aberdeen and, talked  over th* , founding" of a'' Victoria  Order of Nurses there.- The matter  will at once be brought to the ' attention of_Governor Mclnnes and  it is expected that some action will  be taken.  1 By letter The Claim has been  informed that Mrs. Hitchcock will  come in on the first boat.  THE WAR.  MINING'  COMPLICATIONS. -  Four Protests Entered Against One  of Lord Hamilton's Properties,  the Yellow Jacket.    ���  "��� The' following protests have been  recorded at the Government office:  Protest by C. Christopher that  the Yellow Jacket overlaps the War  Eagle Mining Co.'s ground.  Protest by Capt. Weare that" his  claim is overlapped by the Yellow  Jacket.   -  Protest by Mostyn Willia-ns that  the Yellow Jacket overlaps the Lost  Atlautis ground.  Note by Mr. McCauley disputing  ownership of the Yellow Jacket  claim.  The Yellow Jacket is the property of the Nimrod Syndicate, situated one mile above Pine City,  which has received so much attention the past winter.. As many as  eight men have been employed  prospecting the ground during the  past five mouths, aiid some exceedingly fine ore was encountered.  Now, it w ill be seen, by the protests above referred to, that there is  considerable doubt as to the ownership of the ground on which the  work was done.  In the interests of the district it  is to be hoped a speedy solution  may be reached on these conflicting  claims. The music of the battery  grinding out the golden returns is  much more appreciated than the  chin music of Uk- lawyers.  We take; the following fiom the  latest bulletin in:  Bloemfontein, March 31.-��� Get.  French and Major Legallais en-  gaged and outflanked the Boers, 15  miles from Brantford Boer.5 defeated with heavy loss.  " The first ba'ch of "Boer prteonets  started for ��>t. Helena to-dav.  Japan is mobilizing 40 war ships-  in Eastern waters. A decree has  been passed allowing only two foreign war-hips to be iu a Japanese  ort at orce. Russia^ had seven  in .the harbor of Japan's1 capital at  the time the decree was passed.  delations between Rnssi? and  .Purine} aie .--trained on account of  the laUei's refusal to allow Russia  to run a . railroad through Asia  Minor. Russia has 500,000men on  'the border and the Black Sea fleet  is ready/or action. Russia ,is,stir-  fing up Bulgaria to throw off Turkish suzerainty. Germany i-< behind Turkey and Great Britain behind Japan. ' ' *'  Pretoria, March 28.���Gen. Jou-  b��rt died last night at 11 o'clock.  He had been, suffering, from'���stolid  ach complaint.  ' Gen. Pietrus Jacobus Joubert, bet-  ter known as Piet Joubert, or Slim  Peter, was bora 68 years ago. He  was descended from an old French-  Hug ueaot family which settled in  Africa rnany,years ago. Of schooling he had bat little and ,he never  saw a paper until he was 18 years  old. Iu spite of this, his ambition  prompted him to read the few books  he could obtain,and he succeeded iu  obtaining a fair knowledge of history and languages. He is described  as having been utterly fearless.  The London papers publish long  biographies of Gen. Joubert and  kindly references are made in the  editorial columns. They praise his  military success, uphold his chivalrous conduct, and regret that so  strong and moderate a mind should  be absent from the final'settlement  of the dispute.  Loudon, March 29.���Lord Roberts is preparing to advance ou  ivronstaad, where it is said ,20,000  Boers are massed.  Sir Alfred Miluer is touring in  the Orange Free State investigating  conditions and arranging the administration.  Pretoria citizens are objecting to  a defence of Pretoria, and desire  that-Kruger should retire to Lyden-  burg.  It is reported that the principal  buildings in Johannesburg have  been undermined.  Heav>- rains are retarding marching operations.  Bloemfontein,    March   28.���The  military     authorities     have     discovered in a Free State government  chest,    realizable   securities   worth  /."���rif i,noo.  BOARD OF TRADE MEETING.  By-laws Ado .led--Change iu the  Name from "Atlin "Buarcl of  Trade",to'the "Allin District."  t- The usual monthly ranting was  Jheld on the evening of ' 5th uist.  Attendance full. Council's report  read. The by-laws read and.adopt-  ed , Name altered from "Atlin  Bo.ii*d of Trade," to "Atlin District  Board of Trade," so as to embrace  Pine. Messrs. Godfrey, ,of Atliu,  and ' Newton and Leth'irdale n of  Pine were a ^pointed to the Council.  The question of incorporation .was  laid ov'er until the July meeting. "  ,J. H. Brown lee was deputed to interview the different departments of  government at Victoria 11 appointment of a County Court judge fox'  the district, <*and also"* f-uitable  government buildings for Allin,  LITTLE  JAPAN.  The, Japanese are fryjely express;��  ing   their s\ tupathy with Britain at"  the'present time..   'The pi ess of Ja- -  paii endorses the course ol* the Em- '"  per or- iu serding cougr itulutions-to*-  the Queen upon thesuccess iu So.rtli  Ahica ot   the   British . troop*,   and.  the leading T��kyo jo.UTiial^.sigulfi-  caiuiyCretnarks: ' '-"We do-,not /or _  one moment,regard 'England  as  a  loreign power.    She f lias   our   true  and full sympathy.    Our, sovereign  did not speak in the   name of himself only, but for the whole nation."  BLUFF:   OR   THE   EASTERNER'S PICNIC  Editor Claim:  Sir, ���The ads. appearing in the-  local papers for men to work on  the construction of tile Atliu-Ques-  nelle'telegraph line, I presume are  not intended for a-joke, consequently they must be bluff.  It is absolutely ludicrous to offer  men in this countiy the same rate  of wage.-> as that given to men who-  have been brought 4,000 miles, and  haveto be taken back agai:;..  Do  those in charge imagine that_  we get free transportation to   Atliii,  or that  we  intend living here   for  the rest of our lives?  Eecau.se at "two dollais a day  upward and board," men cannot lie  had, it must not be presumed that  British Columbia could not Jind jaJt  the men required.  It is ieporled lhai if suflicie-Kt  men cai'not be obtained here, -Ifefiy'  will be looked for elsewhere.  Would it not be more like ^ksfor-  orable dealing to find oflfcr proper  wages to local men?   .    Justic*  Atlin, B. C, April 2.  NEW CHURCH BUILDJXC-.  We are authorised to state that.  the trustees of the Episcopal Chuarrfc  have decided to commence biuldirg"  a handsome diurch edifice aJL ihs.  corner of Third and Tray nor, soiae-  time within the present month, A.  desjcnption of the projected buildr-  ing will appeal in our next.  , -1 ���  >l    ! -1J k  .���-.    '�� H' fltVi i,'_JA/  I.  - it *J L. i> 1,1 J -3 '   '��{.��&���-���� -t~  W ��HT|.4*��V�� IMU1W".  *-._r<jn. i-j*Jjs*Ul����*W��l**J��iJ����4S,i*t:  w^^vwr^  Hi.;  : !  SATURDAY,  APRIL ,7. '900.  1 V>i  pr  It     6.  Thi!   Atlin  Claim.'  Published    every    fe'-itiirriuy   morning   bv  Tins   A'ii.jn  ( 1.AIM   lJi;i,i li-iUNO Co.  pflicc of publication:  S-'poond, In tttpi-n 1 ntinoi- mill  Peurl Slrrelt--.  Aihcrtisint*- nilcs maik" luuiwii on uppliru-  Jion.  Tin- subscription pricn is -'jJ a your pav-  uble in advance. No psipci* will In1 dclivrrcil  -iiiloss these conditions ��:����� I'oinplipil with.  June   i2tli   is  the date fixed for  J10lcli11.tr the Provincial election.  The .time/remaining in which  names can be placed on the voters'  lists is drawing quickly to a close.  Fifteen days al most, and the lists  will be forwarded to Victoria. Tlie  'importance of every elector���whether Grit or Tory, Labor or Independent���making it a, special point  to see that his name is placed, and  correctly placed, on the Hsl of voters,  is undeniable at the present  time.  A large list backing up our repre-  sautatives in the Local House when  Redistribution, is attempted, will  serve to show conclusively that  Cassiar is entitled to another member.    vSo get your name on.  was a good and brave man, and  leaves the scene with the entire respect of his late opponents. '  Queen Victoria Si. Oom Taul  78. Scratching each other's eyes  out. The giddy old things ought  to set a better example to the rising  generation.  The South African war will not  have been fought in vain, even if it  produces no other result than the  remarkable reapproachfhent which  it has brought about -between lhe  Irish and British peoples. To be  Irish now-a-days is to have a passport to nobility. ' The magnificent  qualities shown'by i these people ' of  late all along the line; the valor of  their soldiers, the skill of their generals, the learning- of their judges  and the geneial comprehensiveness  of the intelligence displayed in conducting more than their' share of  the nation's business, have opened j bridges; and the spending of said  the eyes and likewise the hearts of [monies to-be upon some system  their British brethren  in a way that I which will be advantageous   to   the  Joe Martin is   a   wonderful   man.'  Of ir finite resource, and as a fighter  he   has   not   his equal in the whole  Dominion. British Columbia thought  him dead four months ago,' but just  one turn of the   Royal   dice  placed  him iu the Premiership   and   today  shows more life than ever.   'In   appealing to his constituents 'he   lays  down a platform for his government  with 22 planks   in   it.    To  a  good  main*  people   it savors  of the  re-  volutiqnaiy,   but" there   are,others  who consider that  there  are some  good measures included   in   the 22-  plank  platform:      Here the}*   are:  The abolition   of the $200  deposit  for candidates.    The  bringing into  force of the  Torrens  Registry  sys  tern.    A   redistribution of the constituencies according to population.  Go\ eminent   scaling of logs. * The  re-enactment of the disallowed Lab-  or Regulation Act,   1898.    Discouraging the spread  of Oriental  labor  in the Province.    To provide for official inspection   of buildings.    To  continue the enforcement of  the  8-  hour law.    To' re-establish the Lon-'  don agency.    The retaining of the  resources  of the Province as au asset for the benefit of the people. The  systematic exploration pf the Province.    The borrowing of money for  the construction of roads, trails and  centuries of misguided and romantic agitations  have entirely failed to  effect.    This increased affection, and  respect for our  brave   Irish   friends  cannot fail to result in an enlightened and non-coersive legislation, culminating"  in the removal or remodelling   of the  many  ill-osnsidered  enactment:-   which    have    hitherto  been an unending semrce   of irritation ' between   the  countries.    All  that   Ireland has hitherto strnen to  accomplish by   futile  menaces  and  threats,    will   ,now      be     achieved  through the admiration and respect  with which   her brave sons have inspired her brothers  in   tlie Empire.  The sun is arising upon   Ireland  at  last, and iu a way of all  others   the  .most   hopeful.    They are achieving  their full rights   like  men,   not  by  Foutenoys    and   Irish   brigades  iu  hostile camps, but by falling in  in- \  tclligently and manfully   "shoulder j  to   shoulder,"   with  their  brothers  John and Sandy.'   Verily Oom Paul  should have a statue of gold in Trafalgar  Square.    He has done more  towards  the unification of the great  British Empire than   any   man,  or  set of men, e\ cr hoped   to   achieve.  Truly, in the designs of destiny, the  instrument, may beextiemely humble and unworthy,   but  the  results  may be magnificent, as in this case.  general    public.    To keep  the   ordinary  annual   expenditure 'within  the ordinary annual revenue, in order to pieserve intact  the credit of  the   Province.      Government  construction and operation of railways.  To take'away from the Lieut.-Gov-  ernor-in-Council any power to make  substantive changes in the law. The  establishment of au institute for the  education of   the  deal  aud dumb.  To repeal the'Alien Law.  The amicable settlement of the dispute with  the   Dominion   Government  as  to  Deadman's   Island,   Stanley   Park.  Phe proper means of giving technical   instruction to miners and prospectors.  Sure,   he  doesn't think much of  the farmer.  which they are clothed. Where  but in Britain did Cromwell and  Milton, Chatham'and Burke, Peel  and Cobden, Bright aud Gladstone  labor,, speak and write, not for  Englishmen .alone, but for mankind through all succeding generations? Who but Byron' fought  and sang for Greece, who but the  Brownings hymned free Italy,  who but Gibbon'freed history from  t  ecclesiasticism,   who but   WicklifTe  gave   us an English Bible, who but  Nelson and Wellington set   bounds  to the , overmastering    ambition , of  Napoleon,   who   but    Darwin   and  Tyndall, Huxley and-Spencer, have  treed   the   mind   from   the   ancient  .shackles     of ' superstition?    What  would  our   O'Days   and ' Riggens,  who parade their   "hate"   of England have?    Let the sway, of ling-  land be crushed," and which, of the  great   powers  will   they  choose to  control    the   destinies] of -'Europe?  Will they   have  the   Dreyfus   case  for their token, or  lese majeste,   or  the inquisition, or Siberian  prisons?  The brand ot iniquity and   decay is  upon Spain,- the French republic  is  in   the   hands   of an   unscrupulous  oligarchy   of prelates and   soldiers,  Russia   is    all  but    an   unlimited  despotism,  and   the- deadliest  continental foe of human liberty ��� is  the  great    military .power    of Central  Europe, with its  head' in   Prussia.  They who   would destroy  England  in the name of liberty   know, uot  what    they   do.    They- take, the  weapons : British    ideals; and-   the  British tongue have forged through  centuries of struggle, and turn them  against the  land  of their ��� origin.  History    regards     it  as  a * happy  day for mankind when New France  aud   New  Spain   passed   into.- the  hands of Britain:    If the' aiitis  are  right, history is wrong.  ���THE ���  11  Canadian Bank...  ...of Commerce  Corner Second and Pearl Streets.  ���   Gold Assaykd,  Purchased ok Taken on  ���'  "       consignment.  Exchange sold on all the principal points' in "Europe/ the United  States aud Canada.  ASSAY OFFICE  IN CONNECTION  FOR GOLD'DUST ONLY.  T."  R.  BILLETT, Manager.-  BROWNLEE & LOWJtY  J. II. Brownie*-, P. I.. S., D. L. S.  R. C. Lowry, A. M. I. C. E.  Civil and Hydraulic Engineers,  ���    ��� Land Surveyors.  Pearl Street, Atlin, B. C.  Rant & Jones,  NOTARIES, ���  MINING BROKERS  AND' "���        _ ���   '    .        ', ,    -  'REAL.ESTATE AGENTS  Agents   for the Imperial Life Assu  ranee Co.  IN BRITAIN'S DEFENCE.  In a recent issue the Portland  Oregonian contained the following  in defence of the Empire: They  who arraign Britain as the embodiment of greed and the foe of liberty.,  must, have studied its' history,  literature and language, to poor  purpose. We had a war with  Britain in 1776 and again in 1812.  We may have another some time,  but that need not blind us to the  facts of her history, if we are living  , for anything else in this world  Bv   the latest bulletin we see the ! beside    race    hatred   and   partisan  "YOU TAKES YOUR CHOICE."  * 1.  No less than seven- names are  alread}* prominently before the electors of Cassiar district' as possible  candidates.    Here they are:  , -C. W. Clifford, Conservative.  Capt. John  Irving,1 Independent.  A. L. Belyea", Q.'C.'in the Martin interest.  Capt.' Langley, iu the Martin interest.  Alex. Godfrey, Merchant, Atlin,  Conservative.  C. -W. Sawers, Barrister, Atlin,  Conservative.  W. C. McCraney, in the'Martin  interest.  Of the seven, six are pretty fair  all-round men.  ��� ��� '  3 Shot-Guns. Rifles, Revol-  $ vers and every "descrip-  b tion of Sporting Goods  2 at  ���p-  TISMLL'S GUN STORE  ���s.  VANCOUVER. t  Catalogue mailpil on application.  ���a������o��0<ra��^a��a��q*��.s��g93��-3*��.  death of General Joubei t announced.  He will I.cavc a good name in his-  tqry., apd1 probably be' classed bv  fciiqs'^-as-the only true gencleman  tgut,   fiQer  Side  ^rottueed. ' JojibsiR ���  WINE   NOT?  T11 the Dominion House.- on  March 19, Mr. Taylor wanted to  know it' the government was now-  prepared to pay the wine bill of  civil servants. His reason for asking was, that he saw in the Auditor-General's report, wine bills from  Messrs. Gobeill, Boyer aud Tache,  for Mr. J. B-. Charlesou's party at  the Vancouver Hotel, on March  27th, 1S99.  Hon.   Mr. Mulock, iu reply, said  that    the    government  would   not  E. L. PILLMAN  Funeral   Director    and <  Em BALM ER*  Third and Discovery,     Atlin, B. C.  Bodies Embalmed for Shipment u Specialty -  Orders on short notice.1 '   -  All kinds of Funeral Supplies at  reason  able rates. -  J  ULES   EGGERT-  Swiss Watchmaker.  Has charge of government instruments.    First street, Atlin.  In  A. S. Cross' Store.  disputation. Britain is the home of  the thoughts these antis array, as  the 1 allying cries ot liberty, the I permit any such charges, and a re-  literature in which they have per-. fun<�� would, t-e demanded iinme-  vjid'jcl t'i.e -.,\,:*!:l, the very  words itT-d'tately.  Comfortably furnished rooms  and excellent board at reduced rates for the winter.  Call and investigate.  BRITISH HOTEL,  Corner First and Discovery.  Direct   to   Vancouver  Three   Days  m  5TH,.  t6TH    AND    26TH  EACH   MONTH.  OF  A.   IL   BAKER,   Agent,  C. P. R. Ofice, Skagway  ���x.  /  I**.  ���  '(  ,1  ���rll  4  ft*  (A  Oil  t��  1  W^  vroawrf^fl-ittdKiftrs^ -l.ri'P.;.'   P'fP-  ,i":\\--  {������tfy^  ia4EsmaES*Wte��aaaa��SJ^^ -  / * '     '   ���       "  ATLIN,    TI.' C,    SATURDAY,    APRIL 7.  MONDAY'S   MEETING.  V  k  Clifford and Irving Nail Their Colors to the Masthead���'The Former Comes -Out as a Straight  Conservative, and the Latter as an  Independent. - , ,   ,  ' Pursuant to call, a large body of  Atlin district electors met ou Monday evening in Rice and Hastie's  hall, -to hear an. account 'of their  stewardship "from C ,\V. .Clifford  and Capt. John Irving, M.'-P. P. \s  for tlie- district of' Cassiar. The  ' Iiall was comfortably filled, and on  motion, Mr. W. 'G. * Paxtou1 was  elected chairman. After a lew felicitous remarks,' the chairman intro:  duccd Mr. Clifford, who spoke at  length. He commenced by saying  that-political * affairs at the present  time were iu a" complete state ol  muddle, and that, so far as the last  session was concerned, ' the mystic  ' \ letters M. P. P., might bsaptiy des  cribed as standing for "mighty poor  1,   politician." He criticised the actions  of  the Lieut. Governor  and   those:  in power,' most severely, as  having  stretched  the   prerrgatives  of   the  Crown almost to the breaking point,  and "claimed that when the government was defeated by a  vote  of 19  to iS ou the 23rd of February, dis^  solution   should have followed,, and  they   should   have   called   on   the  leader opposite in place of trying to  form impracticable   coalitions.    Be-  , sides,   the}' called upon Joe Martin,  a leader   without  a1 follower; and:  portfolios   were-hawked about with  no one anxious to have, them.   British   Columbia has not been under a-  responsible  government of late, but  simply ruled by the Lieut.-Governor  and' Joe   Martin.    The   Dominion  Government cau do "nothing in the  matter  until the people decide whether   they   will  support  Martin  or  not.     The House will-be called before 23rd June, but the Lieut.-Gov-  ernor aud'Premier are doing  all' in  their power to put  off an   election.  Possibly    thej-   may carry  on,   by  the issuing of special warrants, un���-  til late in the season.    The   present  position ,is a genuine crisis, the like  of which has never yet occurred in  any other province.    The Attorney-  Geneial would   have  done well ;to  sweep  off all   legislation,   save and  except   the   Torrens'    Bill,    which  was   an indisputably good measure.  The. government was   very  weak,,  and   only escaped defeat  ou   three  occasions, by the casting vote of the  Speaker,   who thus showed himself  a thorough partisan.    Mr.  Clifford  claimed that the   Government   had  3aot fulfilled its pledges to   the  people of keeping its expenditure within its income.    He quoted the grant  ��0 tlie B. C. Southern Railway, and  the offer made by Mr. Carter-Cotton  to give one million dollars  towards  the building of the Pacific cable as  evidence  of   reckless   attempts   at  destroying the credit of theprovince.  He   took    the   position    that  this  amount expended on roads, bridges  and   trails would yield an infinitely  better return to the country.  was the most crying evil'at present  cxistant.'and he would go hand and-  soul int"> any feasible measure.to  counteract it, but the/friendship- of  Japan was a matter of paramount  importance just now in Imperial  politics, and the subject, so lar as  Japanese immigration was- concerned, must be, handled .with infinite caution. 'Fortunately the Japs  had-only a population of 40 millions  to draw on, whilst the Chinese,  with whom we can adopt more  stringent measures, have four hundred millions.' -  ��� 1, The speaker Itlien touched ou the  Redistribution bill.    He was iu fav-  or of Cassiar having three members,  with   one for    Atlin   alone.      The  Alien bill was   a measure ' that  affected 4his ,district,   greatly.�� The  late Attomej-General had made a  speech in the .'House -in; which   he  said    the government  intended   to  amend tlie act by allowing aliens to  purchase claims.    This, the speaker had" op posed, and urged that the  bill   be swept  off in' its    entirety.  This, however, was hot  done,   and  the   bill   now    stands,    like" many  others, in a state ' of innocuous desuetude.    Pie  understood--a petition  in favor of the-Alien act,, with some  22   signatures'attached,/"had   been  passed   around   by * Dr.- 'Morrison���  (Hisses and 'groans.-)-"- English capi-"  tal will not  invest in:'undeveloped  properties. ..Americans -have, a liking i for , speculative work  of that  sort,   and  would develop properties  and selllhem to the English.  The late government was going  to ��� work wonders* in economy.  Economy in a young country is a,  mistake. We must borrow.money  for public works,and leave, posterity to do its , share in footing the  bills. We must lanneh out if we  wish to succeed. An all-Canadian  route to the"Yukon "'is'~a certainty'  Mann & Mackenzie have made  all  rftfeft Hmerica corporation, ��& *  ATIIN, 'B.' Gm ' \  LARGEST AND BEST STOCK OF GENERAL  , MERCHANDISE NORTH OF VANCOUVER.- .  vSee our greatly reduced prices on 'all our winter stock.  See our prices on groceries. ,' Ladies1 goods a specialty.  Pine City branch now open','    *  ���    A. H. STRACEY' ,, ARCHIE W. SHIELS,  Atliu Manager. '' , ,       Agent Atlin City.   J  arrangements, and the' building of a  The Coal Mines Regulation Act  was then reviewed. He said he  voted against that measure, not that  he loved Chinamen ov Japs, but because of the inherent faultiness of  construction of the bill itself. Tlie  in dux of Oriental-- t: U12  Province  railroad from Edmonton to Fort  Simpson, via the Peace river, will  commence "within 'a year, and a  grand wheat and stock country will  toe opened upi -capable of sustaining  a large. population. "'Branches will  be run north, and -Atlin will not  be forgotten.   ��� 1        ''.>.������  Mr. Clifford "dwelt some time on  the eight-hour law,' as' applied to  metalliferous mines, giving it his  unqualified support,    ���  In   conclusion -the speaker outlined the course he intended taking  iu   the  matter' of Provincial party  lhaes.    He said: J "As %regards the  position   I, intend to take it will be  ou party litres in Provincial politics.  A Conservative  in the old country  means a free-trader;  in   Canada   it  means a protectionist.    I have been  a   Conservative   all  my   life,   and  mean  to die one. , (Applause.)    I  have always thought that. the   best  work  is  d��ne by men distinctly attached to a   party.   .The Conserva-  tive'party is not dead, only taking a  rest, aud  will  soon  sweep   Canada  from sea to sea.','    Mr. Clifford then  resumed    his    seat amid   loud applause.  Capt. John Irving then came for--  ward   and remarked that there was  very little left for him to say  after  what   the previous speaker had told  jtliLiti, but there was   one   point   he  'wi-hf-d n Hft eiearlv utide.r'-tO'xl  i>n.  This was party lines. He proposed  to run as an Independent,-and be  a free man, with the right to vote  for what he considers the bast interests of British Columbia. He had  , 1  been both a Liberal aud a Conservative" in, his time, aud could s^e the  one was no better than the other.  However, ha would ' support* the  Conservatives in .Dominion affairs,  but in Provincial matters he would  be   entirely  independent.  The captain then referred to the  Alien bill and the visit of Lieut.-  Governor ' Mclnnes to Atliii last  summer, and his inconsistent action  in connection with that measure.  The "Governor had promised him  '(Irving)'that he would use his best  endeavors towards securing tht repeal of this obnoxious law. But he  failed,.to keep. his. word.  "51-The speaker then,passed on to  the Pacific cable offer, the Japanese  and Chinese evils, the Co.il Mines  Act, and dwelt at length 611 each  of the above questions.  ' In' ��� conclusion, -CaDt. Irvins?  thanked the electors for the patient  hearing acco'rded^Mr. 'Clifford and  himself, 'and if returned he would  obey'their instructions in all things.  -^(Applause.)  A vote of thanks' was then ten-  dered the candidates and the meeting broke up.  Certificate of Iriiproveiiients  1 War Eagle Mineral Glairii.  Situate in tlio Atliii Lake Miniiif*- lilvjuiouaf.  Cassia 1- District. Whore located: Pine  Creek.      \ ,,���.'<.  TAKK   NOTTCK    that   I,   C.   Christopher, '  Free Miner-.' Certificate. No. IJGflS,  intend 60.  days iiom dare hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder lor u certificate of improvements, tor the purpose-of o-fetnlniu}*- a'Crow*  Grant of the above claim. "  Ami further take noitice that actio*-  under section K7 must  lie ooiiniieneed hefore.,  the iinKKance of such certificate of improve^  meats.    '  Dated this ilrd day ol January. 191M.    <  P     ,-C. CflKISTOPHEJl.  NOTICE.     '  '     '  t . . *. i   '  ��� Notice it. hereby given that Si) days after  date I intend to apply to the Chief Commas��� ���  sioiier of Landhjtud Works for a upeoial licence to out unci earrj away timber on and  from the follow i.u; described laudu situate  at the north-east end of Taku Arm, Tap-i-sh  Lake, in Cassiar District, Province of Uritish Columbia: Commenc-in-- ut a past planted on the lake shore about "three and one  half miles north of Taku City; Kheucc following the shore line northerly one hundred  and twenty chains- to a pout: theuee easterly  forty chains to a post: tlieuee nouthorly'one  hundred and twenty chains to u past; an��?  thence westerly fortj chains to post of commencement; co.itaj.ii.i'j o.:e ibai'-batid nrxe*  more or less.  . .   '        _ '     . "(1 liAC'INE. '.  Dated Victoria, tt. C, Fell. 26th, 1M0.,  i. Application will be- made at the  next session of Parliament by D. M.  Eberts and '"Capt. John Irving to  incorporate"a companytto'be known'  as the John Irving Tramway"-Co.,  to build a tramway from near Taku  City; thence to the t west shore of  Atlin, Lake; thence to a point on  the east ,shore of Atlin lake near  Atlin City, along Pine Creek to a;  point near the west end of Kusinah  or Surprise lake.    ���  CENTRAL HOTEL,,      ' .     . '  First. Street,.1 Atlin.  ���wines, liquors and cigars.  Paid kor.  HlGHIiST  Cash  Prick  Raw   Furs.  I. RIPSTEIN.  / \UEEN RESTAURANT.  '   ������ 'First Street, Near Pearl.  BEST   50C.   MliAi-   IN  ATLIN".  J.   TANAKA,  Prop.  TPVAWSON HOTEL,    '  Taku City.  When going in or out of Atlin call at The Dawson,'and refresh yourself with good goods  ���liquors aud cigars.  Ikchclikfk,    -    -    Proprietor.  T  PINE TREE HOTEL  DISCOVERY, B. C.     '  When you come to Discover}- take  shelter umler the tree.  Finest of liquors.    Good  stabling.  A-1  TLIN BATH HOUSE  AND-  LAUNDRY  Comer Rant and Lake streets.  Lauudrying in all its branches.  Private apartments for ladies.  C.  B. COKKIN" - PROP.  FOR SALE-  Fast dogs  Brownlee,  Pearl street  DOG  TEAM,    3  Apply to Archie  CLAIMS FOR SALE.  The "Ifi to 1," 19 below Discovery on  Wright Creek    The ���"ilohe-ran," 59 below on Spruce  Creek   Undivided one-half interost in "Little  Joe," 57 below on Spruce Creek.   . .  One-half undivided interest in Shop-  pard Jlencli claim, about tuci miles  above Discovery 011 Pine Creek  ���Tioo  50'J  25!)  When in Atlin stop  .  . at the . _  OLYMPIC HOTEL  First Street.  Hkatoquartkrs   for   Lkmt^s 9r-  Louis Lagj*r Bkkr.  First class Restaurautin conueGfcbni.  A. BURKE,   Manager.  THE    ALASKA    FLYER  65 hours to Seattle.-    '-  "S.S. flUMBOEDr  M  Due ait Skagway  Monday,  Jtjvpil %��2j,  89tm-  These claims must be sol 1 before May 1st,  Kind, as I am froin^ to Nome. Terms: Ciigh  ondeliveiy ol deeds. Titles-clear. Corrc-  ponili'iicf; s(^iicjt(jtl.  V,. F*. Mel!:*.-A NY.  ���Ii.ni-iiii, 'Uaska.  Leaves Skagway every Tjsw I3U6.7.'sS  for Seattle   and   British   Cohnr-tia  ports.    Buy your tickets at the office  of Pacific Ciipper Line, Skagway.  W. H. TRIGGS, Ag-aiifc.  iv*asais��^aMwgasiiEsa^^ ��� **��� r���i -,,  n-ri."i.v-jQ,V'--si- _���������  *&-"j&rt<-'lZ\~i, 1.*,-<iAj*f(f -fit   '���  ^  -cii��)j.fvj-rMvy>HiTtt*ij��iiinyii '  HLJ-UHJiumwufi  .�����*,!���---aw- *V��S *��  -f-fi1*7 If .���;������?-    -*���.�� ,--" V*-V. VV Zrt3^Ttff "-/-tf^??!  SATURDAY, .APRIL    7. rgo&.  -'P  4  '.<  ii  Mi.  1'  I'C  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Church of England services will he held  at corner Trainor and Third streets on Sunday at 11 a. in. and 7:11(1 p. in.  St. Andrew's Presbyterian church hold .services' in tho Arctic llrot herhood Hfall, Second  street between Trainor and Pearl, on Sunday at 10:3(1 a. in. anil 7:!!0 p.m. Sunday school  nt.2:U0 p.m. Rev. John Prin^le,H. A..,minister.  Dixon Brothers have taken the  contract to bring in, from Bennett,  (the 5-;��tanip mill owued by the Lord  Hamilton syndicate, at the rate' of  q. cents per pound.  Donations to tlie, Presbyterian hospital during the last week: ��� Cap-  ��� tain John Irving, M. P. P., $160;  anonymous, $25; M. W. Crean, S5;  papl. Nickerson, basket of fresh  eggs.  Get your coldcure'd at Medical Hall.  Oh where,  and oh^where, have His  Honor's whiskers gone?  He has left them back at Bennett  flowed off by the last cyclone,  And no more will Atliu's winds  Fondly claim them for their own.  Norman Rant reports the trail  very bad in places. On Taku arm  there are,large spaces of water on  {he ice deep enough to navigate a  panpe iii.  Fresh Fish at P. P. Co '; 10c per tt>.  We cheerfully acknowledge the  receipt of a ','cultus potlatch" of  gome large juicy fresh eggs from  our friend Capt. Nickerson.  This ia ''Lent" and you can get  fresh Fish at P. P. Co.'s.  Col. Broiler has moved the Jones'  restaurant and bakery into the  J3oard' of Trade building.  One of the best articles for good  hea'th is a wholesome loaf of bread  at 12 cents, and a first-class meal at  50 cents at the Pioneer Bakery.  The remains of Capt. Cowper  were interred in the cemetery last  Sunday, the Rev. Mr. Pringle officiating. The concourse of mourners was quite large, testifying to the  esteem 111 which the deceased was  held.  Judge Woods returned from Bennett last Monday, aud has resumed  bis judicial duties. The judge looks  in first rate condition physically,  and reports having had a busy time  in Bennett, having disposed of no  less than 11 criminal and 35 civil  cases.  Sandy McPherson, in a moment  of abstraction,, put a quarter in  the collection plate last Sunday iu  mistake for a nickel, and has since  expended a deal of thought as to  the best way of making up for it.  "Noo I micht stay awa' frae the  kirk till the sum was made up; but on'  the ither ban' I wad be payin' pew  lent a' the time an' gettin' nae guid  <>' t. Losh! but I'm thin kin' this is  what the meeuister ca's a 'relee-  gious deeficulty!' "���Punch.  Miss A. Larsen and L. J. Lund-  berg, well-known in connection  with the -Principal Laundry last  year, arrived in Atlin last week.  Miss Larsen spent the winter on  the Sound, enjoying recreation and  combining business with it.  The- result of this is. that she has  ^secured appliances for the carrying  on of the laundry and bathing departments, this season, ,in a much  improved maimer to what obtained  isfqre, The estabUshm.ent will be  ���remodelled, a,ud. refturnisheci thro^gh^  C. D. Nev\ton' & Co J, general  merchants of 1 ine City, are preparing for a heavy business this sea-  sou. The premises ,they occupied,  last year, opposite the Nugget Hotel, are being thoroughly,overhauled, and added to. An elegant floor  is being laid, also show windows,  counters and everything appertaining to a first'rate establishment are  being put in place, Mr, Newton  will take'personal..supervision, and  everything will be bright and up-  to-date. . It argues well for a camp  when , such *'le\ el-headed business  men as Mr. Newton and his associates 'so cheerfully discount the  future.  R. A. Rogers, general manager  of the Parsons Produce Co., with  headquarters at Winnipeg, and  Chas. Milne, the provincial rustler,:  one of tlie smartest men who come  into the camp, arrived on Thursday  and are at the Grand. They leave  to-day.-. It is like getting a letter  from home to see Charliels face  again. >   ,  S. McCauley, of'.Nugget Paint  fame, arrived in this week accompanied by Mr. Glass, a gentleman  who represents large Montana capital seeking good investnoeut.  Lee .Billing's of the Russell came  in on Monday.  Mon." Lamare and party are expected in.,011 Sunday or Monday, ,  r This , morning, before Judge  Woods, will come up the civil suit  ofBettinson v. Docker. Considerable sidelight is expected to. be  thrown ,.on- the mysterious scow-  wrecked beef question.  Mrs. St. Clair Blackett left yes.  terday for a trip to Victoria and  San Francisco, whence she. will return with her. two daughters when  navigation opens. Mr. Blackett accompanies  her as far as Skagway.  Miss Jean Foley left for Victoria  yesterday, called , there, we regret  ta say, by sickness in the family.  For breaking a pane of glass in  the . Kootenay and being drunk  at the same time, Daniel Shaw was  fined $10 in the Police court on  Monday.  , Cowan   and Bartley's new paper  in Vancouver is the Independent.  The fourth entertainment in aid  of the Patriotic Fund will be given  in the A. B. hall on the evening of  St. George's day, 23rd inst. A  striking Melodrama, written expressly for this occasion by two of  Atlin's literati, entitled "The Night  Watch, an- incident of the Boer  war," will be presented. Afterwards a ball at which refreshments  will be served. Admission 50 cents;  ball -50 cents extra.  Mr. Partridge, known as "Sailor  Bill," and' Mrs. Partridge arrived  yesterday afternoon, and are at the  Grand.  Mr. Olive has started 8 men cutting ties for the Irving tramway.  There are at present 372 names  on the voters'" list entitled to vote  after revision. Fifty additional  applications have been made in due  form and will be added. Ninety  applicants have not complied with  the regulations and their applications have been rejected. A list of  those names can be seen atthe.Gov,-.  iexumeut office here aud at the post-  Godfrey hardware Co.  7 . SUC  -  iHOS. DUNN "SCO.  SUCCESSORS   TO  ,   -   DEALERS  IN" < >.'',.    -' "  Miners'Supplies,  Builders' Hardware,  Stoves, Tinware, Etc  TINSHOP IN CONNECTION.   - ' '' , FIRST STREF/J, ATLIN,.  P. BURNS ��. CO.,  Wholesale   -  CORNER  and ,. - , Retail   -   Butchers*  First   and   Pkarjc   Streets.  THE GRAND  HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED. IN   FIRST-CLASS MANNER.  t <"  Rice & Hastik, Proprietors;./David Hastik, Manager.  Cornier of First and Discoverv Streets.  PIONEER  STORE .,:',.-  -     PINE" CITY, B. C.  ^Carries a full' line of' Groceries,*  Hardware, Gent's Furnishings and  Boots and Shoes:' "    ���   ���'  c. a newton & ca  Proprietors. ������ ���  PRINCIPAL * BATH . HOUSE  AND   LAUNDRY*.  Best Equipped Establishment in  Atlin. Refurnished and reopened under the old management.  Baths 50c.     Lake St. Near Sawmill.  office in Pine. . The closing date  for receiving applications is tbe 27th  inst. ,  . H. G. Dickson, D. L. S., C. E.,-  is making arrangements to lemove  permanently to Closeleigh, White  Horse. Tt was Mr. Dickson who  surveyed the townsite above referred to and he thinks very much of the  spot as an ideal location. At present he is engaged- surveying the  line for the John Irving Tramway  Co. across Taku portage, the tie-  cutting contract-for which was let  last week. - The max. grade of this  not very long road���2 :-4 miles���  will be 31-2 per cent, and the  gauge will be the same  as  that  of  the White Pass Railroad. After  Mr. Dickson completes this work,  which will be in a short time, he  will leave for the scene of future  operations.    Success is our wish.  W.  FIRE WARDENS.  Atliii ��� J.    Kirkiand,     A  Shiels and J. H. Bingham.  Pine���J. Letherdale, C. D. New  ton and H. Cancellor.  POLITICAL TOUR.  '  Messrs. Clifford and Irving left  on Wednesday for Bennett, where  they will address the electors  on political issues. From there  they go to Bella Coola, Port Simpson, Port Essington, Naas Harbor,  Hazleton, 180 miles up the Skeena,  and possibly up to Telegraph. At  at all these points they propose  meeting the electors to discuss the  issues of the day. -  They will be back in Atliii about  the ist of June and hold meetings  both at Pine and.liet<*u  - RUNNING THE PLACE.  (From the Poet Laureate of .Pine.)  It seems that government jobs  and  ^society lines  Have dazzled the eyes of the people  .'of Pine; - ,:  The Lord Mayor's  clique in pha-  - -   lanx strong, _*.'"  Is  running the place whether right  - r     or wrong.  A   road    around    a point  had  to  be built,  A lot of "government pap had to be  , ' spilt;  The Lord Mayor's.crew   was  hun-  . gry and gaunt:  They asked nothing better than this  government giant.  They snapped up the job with a  click of'their teeth,  And in no time-the Boer was crowned with laurel wreath;  Society lines were drawn with Lord  Mayor's square;  To those not toeing the scratch  there was nothing to spare.'  Tacbma, as tall  and straight  as  a -  totem pole,  Was* suited with" this to the outside  of-his sole;  Lord Censor of Morals for the city  of Pine,  All knew his word was law on this  side of the line.  A pity he did not occupy Chamberlain's seat,'  Directing war in Africa with genius  replete;  Then many sore defeats would not  have eome to pass,  The Boers would have all been  slain with the jawbone of an  ass.  Though Lord Censor could draw-  cheques for a fabulous sum,  He always hankered after a good  government plum;  He grabbed unto his bosom a shovel  and pick:  "To h���with the rest, so that I get  in a lick."  Such hobos as Newton, Letherdale  and McLeod,  Could  get  no  work,   though they  cried ever so loud;  The  Boer gave work to Americans  on British sod,  While killing English at  Grasspan  iu the name of God.  His "nibs" 011 his royal seat in Atlin town,  Now, hearing all this put his regal  foot down;  He swore he'd suppress the Lord  Mayor, of Pine,     '  And put Kanucks to work an<l  damn the society line.  Pine City, April 2.  ' :#  . c  ���  >..  I  I  ���I  9  ���i.  -,'1T!SHi3jB|!DfS,S"WWl5'" 3^<'y7V^'l3iSxtST'r">l'Vt!Ui.! /'A "^rcsr ��-��>^ww.-raj��w--i--^��i>iK��Ma^  umo^����OTJ��M<v��Mv���n��k��*��o�����i*��n!^��^ ^ j

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