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 m    -���  'li    't   .' 'i,*'J��'l  ,     .   ',",    <.��,-'     I /   ' -  ����sss  �����, *  H ' 'w.  ft/ -  fe./  V  I-     *   ^** *-B'r>-  VOL. "2.     '     *-"  ATUN, B..C. SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1900.  * 1  NO. 52.  f ��� E. McFeely an<d Go.  '      ,' ' ' <   '<        'DICALEHSIN ���������������" <  Paints,  Oils,   Varnishes,  Builders' Hardware,  Sash and Doors,  ;    ,  .  Tinware, Graniteware, Crockery  All kinds of' Tinsmith work 'dojie.  BLACKSMITH'S GOAL.  THE WAR.  ,Corner of First and Pearl'Street.  *!��� St*  Blackett and, Co.  //?0tf STORE, FIRST ST.  r' ' ' '  Have the IVIost Complete Stock in Atliii.  THEIR PRICES ARK RIG  FOR ALL CLASSES    , .  OF GOODS.       -  HT   j-,   THEY ARE,OFFERING   ..  I , ,SPECIAL BARGAINS  f     IN WINTER ''CLOTHING. J  -  OBITUARY. -     ,  It  is. with" great "regret we have  to chronicle the death of William J.  Duke, on Tuesday last, at the early'  age of 23.-      >"���  p,,V '.    /��� .....  Mr.' >Duke arrived, in   here last  j y   '  September   from   Burgoyne,   Ont.,  'and has been in the employ .of tha  , B. Af. Co. for some time. ' He first  complained of sickness '"on Thursday ' evening, 12th inst., "and ��� in  spite of every" care and attention  "'���fcestow&^on^im"^  officials, he grew steadily: worse:  Dr. Lewis was called" in ~ on" Friday  evening and had him removed to  the Presbyterian hospital. Early  011 "Monday morning, the operation  for appendicitis was performed and  the vermiform appendix removed.  The operation -proved the correctness of the diagnosis, but the patient .never rallied and died at 4:45  *p. m. The funeral took place on  Wednesday from the Episcopal  Church and" was largely attended,  Messrs. Shiels, MacPhersou, Dickinson, Dyson," Wallace and Blakie  officiated as pall-bearers. Deceased  was a bright, cheerful young man,  full of- hopes and aspirations,  which, like so many more, were  mever destined to be realized. His  untimely taking off has cast quite a  gloom over the community,  DATE   FIXED.  CLOSELEIGH GHANGED TO  WHITE HORSE.  The following letter, received by  Mr. C. Christopher, representative  of the Pendugwig Mining Syndicate, from E. C. Hawkins, general  manager of the White Pass &  Yukon Railway, is self-explanatory,  and is "as follows:  "Will you kindly notify all interested parties accessible that the  name of the townsite formerly  known as - 'Closeleigh* has been  officially changed to read 'White  Horse.' This, as you will readily  ���note, has many advantages, for  with the name 'White Horse* any  one can at once locate it, while as  'Closeleigh.' people have no, knowledge of such nor its location. Kind-  Ij--- circulate- this infimmation-  Provincial Elections "Will be   Held  June 9���Alien Act  Amendment.'  (Extract from pi lvate bulletin.)  Skagvvav, April. 18.'���Provincial  elections to, be held June 9th.; Writs  returnable June 30th.. 'House to  meet July 5th. * ��� ( ,  ��� Minister of Mines Curtis has announced the Alien Act amended so  that Jany joint stock company, or  corporation ^Jiolding^.free^mjners-  certificates-granted '-by.-s Lieutenant-  Governor-in Council, .mav mine in  British Columbia.  ANOTHER "BIG  HYDlik'ULIC  '   t        '-��� PLANT.  . The .Atlin Consolidated Hydktt  rlicIMines.-vCompany/ of tile* jihrie  de Laniare Syndicate of Paris, have  "   . *��� ���.  decided to at once commence  work  on  their property at Boulder creek.  The management has been confided  to the well-known mining man, Mr.  r ������<,.  C. Christopher, whtch is a guarantee that' things will be run just  right.   �� '   ,  The piping has been ordered  from ' Armstrong & Morrison, of  Vancouver, and will be here' as  soon as navigation opens. The  company owns 1,200 acres of most  promising property, and expects,  bar accidents, to be washing out  good gold by the first of July. It  is roughly estimated that it will re1  quire an expenditure of close on  thirty thousand dollars to put the  plant in working order.  NEW BUILDING.  F A two-storey frame erection on  the lot between the Bank of B.N. A.  and the Vancouver Block, will be  commenced on Monday. The building will be 30x40, and contain  eight offices upstairs. On the  ground floor, Link & Pratt will occupy one-half as a tonsorial establishment and Cummings & Richardson the other as a gects' furnishing store. " Mr. David Main will  boss the erection, andN Baker &  Tennant supply the material. The  building will be ready for occupancy tn three, weeks.' time.  London, April 10.���A Pretoria  despatch .to the Daily News claims  that a battle has been fought-, near  Brandfort and the, British defeated  with a loss of 600 killed and wounded and 800 , taken prisoners. < Tne  British War Office utterly discredits  the report. ,   " \  , - Cape Town, April 10.��� Rudyard  Kipling, and Sir John de Villiers,  Chief Justice of Cape Colony,sail for  -England to-morrow. - .    f  Aliwal   North,--April   11.���jThe  British loss ��� at [ Wepener  ye'aterd'ay  was 11 killed and 41 wounded.The  British are holding their own.  ' Bloemfohtein,  April, 10. -^Gen.  Garacre is about to return ,ta>,/Eng-  land.    "Gatier-d   Caermside.   takes  command of the nth division'.  y Gabarones,.April n.���rYesterda}  Col. Plumer attempted  to .throw - a  small .force into Mateking.- but was  repulsed^by the.eiiemy vyith,.a   loss  "of 4^ men.  y \ .,; ,    y . y,.    ,  ,(- .Bloemfontein,, April 12.,���Eighty  .of the Canadians are_iu hospital suf-  ,ferirg,from a mild species of fever.  11/.   - -   . ���    / ,t jr * -   v  t.^London,--,April 12.���Tue Govern  ment are drawing all their supplies  from Australia, * as they can get  them from' there quicker'and cheap-  ^than^fro^AfmencVr"""'"" *" ^ "\  The StrathconarHorse-arrived^at  Cape Town today after va very  quick- passage. Troops are well,  out-163 horses out of 620 died on  the'passage.   , ���    ,  The Queen is still in Ireland and  enjoying the stay very much.  The War Office returns of ca-  sualties to April 7, is 18,000 officers  aud men put out of action.   '  . London, April 13.���The Russian army is being mobilized and  stirring events are awaited in the  near future.  "  GENERAL ELECTIONS IN  JUNE.  Ottawa, April 11.���The general  elections take place about the middle of June. Word hasgone'forth  to the Liberal organizers all' over  the country to perfect their plans as  speedilv as possible. Hon. James  Sutherland has charge of the work  at Ottawa and keeps three trained  men here constantly with him to  carry out his instructions.  ��   more -complications: ", * '  1" The   'following c were placed *otr  record at the Government offices oil  Wednesday,"   18th  inst:     Supreme1"  Court of British   Columbia.    Writ,  Frank    A./ Wise,   of Atlin 'v.   Cl-  Christopher and J.   R.   Clay. ' ,For  an   order ; that-' defendants' be' re--,  strained .from entering in and upon���'"1  his mineral 'claim, "known"as 'the'"  yellow Jacket, ofwhich''he is  the' ,  prior    recorder  and lawful> holder.  And -for  an  order restraining 'the "  Gold Commissioner from issuing i'a��  certificate-of  improvements 'to, the"  defendants, or either of them in   re-- "  spect of any' m ineral' claims   which v  encroach on or overlap the *Yello"w  Jacket staked'by the plaintiff.   An4  for an order declaring' the title of  the Yellow Jacket mineral claim as  staked by  the  plaintiff is ia'hitn,  and that   he' is -the  lawful; holder  thereof. -' And for an injunction and '-r  for 1 damages.'      '    <��� -t '.,   -^  / Writ."). Lamb v/C. Christopher, ' ���  same purport as alx��ve,but leferring1'  to Discovery mining claim.  ^  ������.  >>r  VK>  t"' .-  .  f episcopal'!; church. .��� .,-  ''A trustee meetings,was held at ther  General' Hospital on Monday even-*'  ing.   -Mr. de Gex  acted \as' chair-v  man with Mr. N. Savvers  as' secretary/. The principal topic of discii��- >  sidu^vvas >th&r advisabiliij'-^of'i build-.- �����-:  ing;",a',church'at:tbe corner of Third ���  and   Tfaynor. ' This- was "decided  in favor   of by  a  unanimous 'vote  and Messrs. Featherstonhaugh, Mc-  Deruiott and~ White were appointed  a building committee to act in conjunction with   the rector.     Bake!  andTennant's tender for the lumber  being the lowest, was accepted. The  building    will  probably   be  40x20  with chancerr6xi2,   double  walls,  14 feet high, packed with  sawdust.  Messrs. Sawers and Wollaston were  elected    wardens   for  the  ensuing'.  term.  We take pleasure in drawing the  attention of members of the Arctic  Brotherhood, to a meeting that'will  be held in their hall, Second street,  at 8 o'clock, Oil Tuesday evening  next, April 24. There should'be a  large attendance, as basiuess of importance will come up.  Paderewski played in the - Vancouver Opera House, April 14.  Work commenced Thursday on  the new B. A. C wharf at the foot  of Rant avenue.   * m  QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY.  A mass meeting of citizens is  called for this evening (Saturday)  at the Grand Hotel, for the purpose  of organizing a fitting celebration of  Her Majesty's ensuing birthday-  It is important that1 a good attendance be present, as it is understood  committees will be struck a.ud officers elected to carry out the detail*  of the celebration. Be there at &  o'clock sharp.  CHANGE OF PLANS,  M. Janiie1 de Lamare left fat  White Horse on Thursday evening,  from whence he will visit Vancouver, then return to Atlia. His trip  to Klondike will lie put off until the:  month of July. He has decided ou  making Atlin his permanent Doit*-  ing headquarters. During his absence M. Croni will.be his reprefce*--  tativ'e here.  The  Canadian   fund,   April   tte  amounted to $236,088.    This  d<��e��  not   include     Atlin'.i     quoti,     cj��,  course.  I".,1  ' *',  < 1 '���v.l  qjWgr^iWitiaitpTOaMjfyfcf,,'^ ����� -1-v��� - 1^<I  Wt-'iir ^w,.i Aiii^ni n  n-^r*-"!  ���vnrii.TwUwfiitVi'iiiKb  r*.uwicn nrtMvfrfVfft^JUi  wis* Wwikji-i fij Ww^Mnr  wiKWi;i*")f��^i'��f*y'  7*  ii  '.i  '7  ���I  r.'<  ,SA'rUfebAV, .A,MlL,^2i^f9C6. ���,,.  J  The   Atlinv Claim.  Published   evory    SuturiJiiy   frioruing   by  This Ati.is Claim PL-BLfjiuNd Co.  Office of publication:  fceoonii, Li-1 ween 'Itaii or uud l'i url Streets.  'Advertising rates luade known On nppllca-  lion.  Tho Miilwcrlptltin price In *4 it Joitr puv-  fililo in udvunee. No paper will ho delivered  linli'hS I hesi- eondilions are coin plied with.  A POINTER FOR OUR LEGISLATORS.    '    ���  When  a ' man   arrives   in   Atliii  with-the intention of making  min  poor tenement women 15 cents a  dozen for making shirts.. They are  both legally right, but that is quite  auolher thing from being lL'orally  right.'  These strictures do not apply to  quartz and ' - hydraulic mining,  where large capital is expended,  aiid large areas of ground are necessary for operating in, but only to  the every day, ordinary placer  miner, wliio is the pioneer and Open  ing his vocation, the first thing he  er   up. of the  country. _    Him 'we  wish to see protected as much as  possible,, as he is the most valuable  asset the Province has, and we'  think Our Legislative Solons would  do well to study up the' New Zealand mining laws and get some  pointers that are badly needed for  the' protectibn and , encouragement  of the placer miner of British Columbia.  tloes  is to go to the government office and pa}- five dollars,   in   return  for. which' he.   receives, an   official,  Permit to mine for 12 months.   This  permit, in an unconsciously htimor-  istic   way,-is termed a .Free Miners'  License.     This so-called. Free Miner's next move .is to get a   piece of  auriferous ground upon   which   he  ban apply his energies; and   at   the  feame.tihie recuperate his  purse, for  the outlay of time, labor and money  he has incurred.    He moves up the'  fcfeeks, and finds that very niariy of  theclaims are held, by .parties  who  lire iiot miners in any sense  of the  Word, men who never even saw the  claims   they   ow.n, and   who   never  Have had the most remote intention  to work them in person.    Men who  by tlie adventitious circumstance ,of  k  prior arrival, forestalled the min-  ,fer whose   mission   was   to.- work  them.  - After  considerable hunting  around, , our    ','Free  Miner'-', finds  , .that if he is to have a claim-to work  at all,   he must get in on a lay from  fcome    one     who ��� has   previously  *'bogged" it, finds he  must ,pay   a  royalty to him,  varying frbni 20 to  60 per cent, of liis   gross  earnings,'  according  to  the  demonstrated   or  supposed value  of said  claim.    Is  'this  morally right?    We unhesitatingly say,   no.    It is the old sweating system, neither more   nor  lers.  The New   Zealand  mining  laws  <are  incomparably, ahead of ours on  this question.     They practically de-,  fclare that in placer, or  alluvial,   as  it  is  called  there, mining,  a  man  shall hold but one claim at a   time,  and be entitled to another  only   by  the,sale or abandonment of the first.  Also, he cannot stake off claims for  absentees, as'is so much done here.  The New  Zealand  laws   recognize  Vhe great moral fact  that  the  man  who  by his work recovers the gold  from the ground  is   the   only   man  entitled to it,  and that too in its entirety.    All attempts to take advantage of him. in the shape of percentages   on   his   labors, are   strongly  frowned down.  Suppose A arrives in here a week  ahead of B. A having the chance,  stakes off a lot of claims in ��� the  names of his uncles, cousins and  aunts. B not having the chance,  owing to his later arrival, although  he has been at equal pains and expense with A in getting in, has, in  consequence of A's "hogging" propensities, no resource but to put on  A's yoke and work as his bond  slave. B does all the work, incurs  all the expenses, gives, up a large  proportion of his hard-earned dust  to A, who docs nothing- for it at all  except   the   "hojf"   act   previously  ���   POWERS   OF ATTORNEY.    ,  ���Editor Claim: ' - >���  Sir,���I have been'a placer miner  for manj' years and .Want to -ask  you a little question. I notice that  store-keepers and others in^business  here hold quite a lot of "placer  claims for themselves, and, also, by  power of attorney, for outside  friends. Would it not be wiser  policy 'to have these claims worked  by individual bona fide miners?  How do'"th'ese business menlexpect  to' make business by barring out, to  the best df their ability, t the practical working miner, Who alone can  impart life and stability to a camp?  If they'cannot see .that they are  working against their own interests  how can we teach'th'em? -" -^ *  -.-���;.    ���.'���' '     - -   Miner.  Atlin, April 18, -igoo.     ,.       -    .  [It'-is the fault of the accursed  set of laws we .are living, under.  Our representatives, Clifford and Irving, will be here next month and  then an opportunity will be afforded  to ask our legislators how the law  works with them.���Ed.]  IN  THE SMALL DEBTS    '  COURT.  r  Judge Woods rendered judgment  in Corrigal v. Brown & Sinclair, on  Saturday in the Small Debts court,  and of such importance dc -we- consider the case, that we publish' in  lull his findings:      .   ���".'.'''  This is an action brought  by plaintiff against' Brown & Sinclair to recover .$82:50 for wages  due by one Oliver Rolsten.     ' ���  It appears that the defendants  Brown & Sinclair entered "into an  agreement with Oliver Rolsten,  bearing date 20th February, 1900,  whereby Rolsten at certain-' figures  and other conditions was to "skid  or j ard up, and to haul saw logs"  for the defendants, the defendants  on their part binding themselves to  supply the logs as distinguished  from the actual hauling, skidding  and delivery of the same by Rolsten at Surprise lake.  Rolsten under the agreement in  question proceeded to hire men to  carry out this work, and the plaintiff is admittedly one of them, and  now brings his action to recover his  wages. The question is a very  share simple  one.     Mr.   Grant,   solicitor  mentioned. A pijckets his  pnJductfd by B's toll and sweat, and for plaintiff, contends that Corrigal  iiaiters Jihftseif he is a pretty siriart tis entitled to bring his action  rfei&w-. So )le is, aud so is the {against the firm of Brown & Sin:  aiveaVeS in New York wh n pay, t     ' clair under sections _>6.   27   and   2S  of the Mechanics Lien "Act. Section 26 of the act is-as'follows:  "Every person making or entering  into any ��� contract) engagement or  agreement vVith any dth��r person  for the purpose of, furnishing, supplying timber or logs by which it is  requisite and'necessary, to engage  and employ Workmen and-laborers  in   the   obtaining, - supplying   and  ft     '  furnishing sutih logs or limber as  aforesaid, shall before, making any  payiiier>t'for;-*dn behalf of, or under  such contract engagement or agreement of'auv sum df money, or-bv  <.    ,- , ,     .      ��� .iT- ' .  kind require such person   to ��� whom  payment is to be made, to   produce  aud furnish a  pay roll   or  sheet of  the  wages,"and  amount  due  and  owing,1 and of the ..payment thereof  which pay roll or she'et  may "be  in  the form of schedule C  annexed   to  this dct.or if wot paid the amount of  wages and pay due  and   owing "to  all  tHe/workmen  or  laborers  employed, , or engaged   on  or  tinder  such contract'engagement of agreement at the time when, the said logs  or timber is delivered, or   taken   in  charge for or by or on behalf of the  'person    so  making  such   payment  and receiving the timber  or  logs."  Mr. Sawers'   argument that .the  defendants  do not come,within.the  purview of this section does not appear to me sound.".'He. says   Rolsten was  only bound' to   haul  the  logs and  had, nothing'to  do with  the   "furnishing,   supplying  or op-"  tainingo the timber  or  logs."      If  this is correct, it  wbuld seem   difficult to ascertain what --Rolsten , aud  "his  workmen -were   doing,   if not  taking a very prominent part in the  furnishing,   etc., of the log's or timber as required by the agreement.  Section 26 is not to be construed  in a narrow mnuner. The clear, intention is to secure payment of  wages to woodmen or workmen engaged in or about logs and' timber  in the woods, and to go into nice  details as to the actual kind of work  would not be within the spirit of  the act, I hold therefore that Brown  & Sinclair and Rolsten all come  -within the meaning of the section,  and that defendants have on their  own admission paid in kind, 9 (vide  Brawn's evidence) without having  a payroll or sheet according to schedule C o.f-the act produced..  ��� Section 27 provides that, any payment made without the production  of this roll, ���. renders the person .so  making it liable to a suit by any  workman for bis wages. This is  exactly what the plaintiff has  done, and I must hold that he  is - entitled , to succeed. I  would further point out that the  agreement between the defendants  and Rolsten provides that Brown &  Sinclair may supply Rolsten with  horse-feed, groceries and supplies,  which they have done, and I am inclined to think that they have by so  doing expressly brought themselves  within section 26, and . inasmuch  as-they have not protected themselves as they could have done, I  must hold the action well brought,  and enter judgment for $82.50  and  costs. '  12.   M. N. Woods.  , -^THE��� .'  Canadian Bank...  ...of Commerce  Corner Sec6nd and Pearl.Streets^  j ,,'     Gold Assayed,.  PUKClIASIvU   OR   TAKEN   ON  CONSIGNMENT'.       ' '  Exchange sold on all the princl  oal points in Europe;' Ihe United  States and Canada.  ASSAY OFFICE  IN CONNECTION    .  .      ���_ FOR GOLD IMJST ONLY.  T.  R.   RILLETT, Manager.  BROWNLEE & LOWRY  f        ' r  J. H. Brownlee, P. t: S., f>. L. S.  R. C. Lowry, A. M. I. C. E.  Civil and Hydraulic Engineer^  Land Surveyors.  PEAki- Street, Atlin, B. C.  Atlin Lake Iinikr Ce.  * (Limited.)  "}  /  ROUGH- and'r  4->         ."          '  . -DRESSED,   ..  . y-  LUMBER  i                            ��   "     -  .Of  All  "  -                                               -  Kinds.' -  Capt. Westcott, Manager.  Rant & Jones,  -NOTARIES,  MINING .BROKERS  AND  REAL ESTATE AGENTS  Agents  for the'.5mperial Life Assti  ranee Co. ' .  In connection with the above,  counsel for defendants has filed a  notice of appeal.  E. L PILLMAN  Funekal   Director   and  -'   Embalmer  Third and-Discovery,.   Atlin, B. C-.  Bodies Embalmed for Shipment a S'lieeiullj  * Orders on short notice.  -   Aji kinds iof  Funeral Supplier at  rensoi  ubl a) rates.  tules'eggert   "'  Swiss Watchmaker.  Has charge of government instruments.    First street, Atlin.  In  A. S. Cross' Store.  IRINCIPAL   BATH    HOUSE  AND   LAUNDRY. -   ���  Best Equipped Establishment' in  Atlin. Refurnished and reopened under the old management.  Baths 50c.     Lake St. Near Sawmill.  Direct   to    Vancouver  Three   Days  m  5TH,  ��  t6TH    AND    26TH-  ���EACH   MONTH.  OF  ft  n  Vil  A.   H.  BAKER,   Agent,  C. P, R. 0��ice> Skagway.  M  i ' ,���>''-'��� 'iV^A   I"  '. - i' i', ��� 4 y -,-y  3:  ^  .'.AYf.fN^.fl., C\, V^ATURDAYfyAPRlL 71.  Mm  MUUMKMn  I  BY AUTuMOBIjuE.  M." Janne de Lamare and. Party Ar-  ' live Alter a Very Trying Trip���  '    Five  Days on   the  Trail���Slush  and Water Play Havoc.  The  eager, and  anxious crowds  facing the lake  front last .week, in  >      1 '        ' '      1 . -.  anticipation   of   getting  a  glimpse  of, the now celebrated'pioneer auto-  '   mobile,   knew   very   little    of   the  trials  and tribulations M. Jannc'de  Lauiare and   party   were' undergoing on their way into Atlin.   It was  an experiment, and   like   many   in-  _ novations, the. proper  details  were  overlooked.    The detail in "this. i;i-  stance,,if such.it can be termed, lay  in the fact that' the^slart   was .undertaken four weeks too late.     Had  an earlier attempt  been   made, the  slush   'and   holes   would   not   have  impeded the progress-of this   smart  machinev aud instead of spending 5  ,days on the trail,  the ���> party .-would  have' been here in'as many hours.  However,   M." Jamie de Lamare is  . very pleased with   the  result.     "It  Was a i experiment,  yoj see,"   said  the   genial' aud enterprising   Parisian." y'.'L- wanted to find out whe-  ther it would run on ice, andJthis'I  found out to my entire satisfaction.  Everything  was sacrificed to lightness. We did this to facilitate going  over portages, -where,logs ,and other  impediments   are often - met  with.  This  was> a  mistake,   because ' we  weakened .rhe'machine too   much,  ���   and jiy consequence  broke  several  parts  on   the  way.     Then,   again,  the machine is too low. 1 The  bur  ner, as, you  see," .pointing-to  an  arrangement on the left   hand  side  of the automobile,   "was under water a considerable ��� portion  of   the  journey, and we had great_difficulty  in keeping it lighted.'I'll take advan  tage of all these  weak   points  and  when I  come  in   with   a  stronger  and    more    perfect   machine  next  year, I'll allow no one  to   pass   me  and  say   that  I am   broken   down  and have given it up for a bad job."  In   the   party  are   M.   Janne de  Lamare, M. E.   Crom,' his   private  secretary,   and   M.    Merville,   the  obliging gentlema- in charge of the  automobile.  The start from Bennett was made  ���at 5   p.   m.   on   Monday,   the  9th.  M. de Lamare aud the'driver   were  seated on the automobile, and amid  t hip, hip,   hurrahs, ' they   left.    M.  E. Crom followed on a sleigh, with  what   would   be  termed   in    these  stirring times, the commissariat end  of the  expedition.   This  included  10 cases of  gasoline,   a portion   of  which  was    lo   be  scit  ahead   to  White Horse,   so  as   to afford   M.  de   Lamare a relay station when he  leaves for  Dawso ��,'aud the remainder taken to Atlin.    The  first five  miles was  an  ideal   trip,   the  trail  being clean and easy going.    After  this  things changed for the worse.  Slush and slush and holes and holes  appeared  to multiply at every step.  A stop was made 15 miles this side  of   Bennett,     where    three    hours  were spent in adjusting some lower  parts of the machine that had been  knocked out of place.    As the automobile  could   not   be    overturned  with  safety at this point, it was necessary   to  cut   a hole  in   the   ice  to allow of the replacing of the part.  This was accomplished in a maimer,  bod. Some cloth bandages had  been placed around the pipe leading from the gasoline reservoir to  the burner, to keep /the" pipe from  freezing.' The, cloth 'which',^unfortunately, had been placed too close  to the burner, caught fire and set  the machine aglow. Cariboo^ was  reached in' a very disabled condition'; and the White Pass Railroad  blacksmith -- shop was , called into  play. Two nights were, spent  there. The following morning a run'  of'15 miles was made jhi'55^ minutes, when the sleigh was overtaken and a fresh'supoly of gasoline obtained. Three miles before  reachitigVGolden Gate; it commencing raining," and' a foot of  wafer on the ice was encountered.  This resulted in' extinguishing., the  burner.and making progress very  hard.    The   automobile  had  to be  ���r f       n  helped part of the way into Golden  Gate. The night was spent at the  last named place and the following  morning at S o'clock a start* was  made for Takn City, where'they  arrived in" an hour. 'The party're-,  mail ed'.there till 5 in the afternoon',  when they .left, ^.to ���,cross the  Portage. - Whilst crossing this the  automobile met with another accident that 'resulted in delaying its  arrival in Atlin till -9:30 that  evening', Saturday:    '" '    ~~'r   \'  Several 'small parts of the machine'  were lost on the way. 'One of these  was a cap. To remedy this a piece  was taken from the heel of a rubber  boot by MT de Lamare and-the 'lost  member replaced.'  In , Atlin the " automobile"'was  thoroughly overhauled and.once  more put iti^gpod shape for the  trip to Dawson, which M. de La;  mare intends starting for to-day.  Herr will remain there' about ten  days, look over his properties ' and  then' return to Atlin, when he will  make this place his headquarters for  future operations. M. ,Crom will remain in Atlin during  the  former's  trip'to Dawson.  Good luck, M.,de Lamare.  I  ATLIN,   B.   C.  mituh America corporation, 01;  LARGEST AND BEST STOCK OF GENERAL  MERCHANDISE NORTH OF VANCOUVER.,  1 See our greatly reduced prices on all our winterrstoek'.  See our prices on groceries. '��� "Ladies' goods a specialty.  ���Pine City branch now open,    -  A. H. STRACEY .      '      ARCHIE W. SIIIKLS,  Atliii Manager. .   , '        'Agent Atlin City.  ���+*4<*****j*&-&&-*r**f***^  he had'3 few followers; sometimes  hardly any. He was fighting all  the time. Everyone knew he was  lighting all the time. One would  imagine that like-Henry ofNavarre  he would be a cheerful fighter, with  a'smile always hovering about him.  He is Piernier at last. 'One wonders what,would happen if he were  to visit the Maritime Provinces in  turn, then Quebec ' and finally  Ontario. Of the good or  qualities of-the man we have 110-  thing'to sa} .    But among the   men  1 j- *  of'the time'passing like shadows  throughout life's brief drama, there  ,is no nivre unique or picturesque  character than Joseph Martin.  One is irresisliblv drawn in thought  to,"Stevenson's character of' Alan  Breck crving out in glee, after 'the  bloody fight to his companion  David: "Am I no a bonny fighter?" - '        ���-."-. - .-     -.  Certificate of Improvements  War Eagle Mineral Olaltn.  Parsons Produce  '     COMPANY:  GROCERIES and  PROVISIONS,  GENERAL  OUTFITTERS.  Situate in the Atlin Lake Mining iJivision of  -  Cassiar   District.   Where located:   Pine  '     Creek. '  TAKE   .NOTICE    that   I,   C.   Christopher,  Free Miners'Certificate. No. BfiflS,  intend BO  days) from date hereof, to apply to  tli"  Miu- <  ni{f Reorder for a  certificate of improvements for tho purpose of obtaining a Urowu1-  Grunt of the above claim.  And further take  notice  thnt action'1111-  oacl   <lpr section .17 must  be commenced  before  the issuance ol such certificate  of improve-  Puteil this 23rd day of'January, 1!K)0.  C. CHRISTOPHER."'  >  NOTICE.    '���  -     '  Notice ii hereby tfiven that SO ilnjs after  duto I intend to apply to the Chief Cum mis- '  sioner of Lands and Works For. a,special licence to cut and carry awuy timber on and  irom the following described lands situate  at the north-east en.l of Tuku Arm, Tag-isti  Lake, in Cassiar District, Province,of British Columbia: Commencing at a post plant-  ed oil the lalte shore about three and Vino  half tnilos'uorth 'of Tuku-City; thenrn following tlie-stioro lino northerly one hundred;  andtwentj chains to a post: thence eust'u )y  fort j chains to a p >st: the ice southerly on*> '  hundred and t\\ enty-chains to a post; and  thence-nesterlv fortj eh-iius t . posr of commencement; containing one thoiisund acres  more or less. -,   >  '      '    C. RACINE.  Dated Victoria, B. C, Feb. 26th. 1��iH1."  Head Office: WINNIPEG, Man.  Branches:      Vancouver,      Atlin,"  Dawson.  PIONEER  STORE ��� . .  PINE CITY, B. C.  CENTRAL HOTEL,    . ..  First Street, Atlin.-  WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.  Highest  Cash  Pr rcE  Raw   Furs.  -   -   I. RIPSTEIN  Paid  KOK.  " AM I NO A BONNY  .FIGHTER.'.'   ' , .-     '*  Presbyterian Review: Joe Martin is  o.ie of the most  h.teresting characters    of,   Canadian    political    life.  What a figure  he would have been  in the French revolution!-It is not  necessary, asit.is well nigh impossible, to pronounce upon the policy of  the man.    It is difficult to  discover  any policy in the  chaos  of British  Columbia politics, save that of trying  to    obtain   power.    Is   there    any  other man in Canada  or elsewhere  who  could   have  done what    this  man   has  done?    He  was  a   very  prominent    figure     in     Manitoba  politics.    It is said   that  he  saved  the  Greenway    Government   from  defeat in  at  least  one   crisis.    He  was the fighting man of the cabinet.  It is said he fought inside the  cabinet as well as  outside.    When  he  went  to  Ottawa  he  made   everything lively there.    Too   lively   for  many.    When    Laurier's  Government was formed   Martin  was  left  out.    He went  to  British  Columbia���a   thousand miles   from    his  former    scene   of   battle.    British  i Columbia was soon in a whirlwind,  out of which emerged Joseph Mar-  ��� tin.    Sometimes he   was  defeated;  and then a start was made for Cari- * sometimes    victorious.    Sometimes  -Carries" a' full line of Groceries,  Hardware, Gent's Furnishings and  Boots and Shoes."  ] C D. NEWTON & CO.  Proprietors.  D  kAWSON HOTEL  Taku City.  When going in   or  out of Atlin call at The Dawson, and refresh yourself with good goods  ���liquors and cigars.  T. Inchcliffe,    -    -    Proprietor.  D'EEN RESTAURANT.  First Street, Near Pearl.  BEST   50C.   .MEAL   IN ATLIN.  J.   TANA KA,  Prop.  A���  IN BATH HOUSE  AND  LAUNDRY.  Corner Rant aud Lake streets.  Laundrying in all its branches.  Private apartments for ladies.  C.   B.  COFFIN - PROP.  CLAIMS FOR SALE.  The "Jii to 1.'' 19 below Discovery on  Wright  Creek ....  The "Mohetraii," .1!) below on Spruce  Creek   Undivided one-half interest in "Little  Joe," 57 below on Spruce Creek.  One-half undivided interest ia Shep-  puril Bench claim, about two miles  above Discovery on Pine Creek  $50(1  50(1  2r>o  25  PINE TREE HOTEL.  DISCOVERY, B. C.  When you come to Discovery take  shelter under the tree.  Finest of liquors.    Good  stabling.  When in Atlin stop  .  . at the .  .  1  OLYMPIC HOTEL  First Street.  Headquarters  for   Lemp's Sit,  Louis Lagek Bker.  First class Restaurant in coiuiectha-  A. BURKE,   Manager.  THE    ALASKA    ELYKR  1.  65 hours to Seattle.  jj�� Dw  99  These claims  must be sold before May lit,  1900, as T am Ruins' to Nome.   Terms:  Cush  on delivery of deeds.   Titles clear.   Correspondence solicited.  '���'" M. E. McEN-VNY",  j . ' Juneau, Alaska.  Due at Skagwavy  Thursday, May JO*    38SX8.  Leaves Skagway every 'Tux di)Ay.s  for Seattle   and   British   Colurafcis  ports.    Buy your tickets at the office.  of Padfic Clipper Line, Skagway.  W. H. TR1GGS, A feat.  ��*     -'I  *-\ "'*  \ ? *��� 4--.  '���> y-l  ���'" 1  <',  ' /  j\  y  *' 'si  "vl  A  (BBgj'9^Wi!BMBa��lB^^y'tJ MU yu^EjipgKlT^roCTr^pr,;^: '?  |7fir  2?'  I  'y  \ ;Vi  1  SATX'RDAV, AI*{4JL *r. ry���-  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Chun.li ol England servicoi. will be held  f\t I'ornor Tritium' und Third streets on Sun-  ��luy at It n. m. and 7:H0 p. m.  St. Andrew 's Presbyterian church hold services in the Arctic Brotherhood Hull.Second  street hctwuou Traiiior and Pearl, on Siiie  j'.iiy at 10:110 a. in. and 7:110 p.m. Sunday school  at 2:!M p.m. Re\..lolm Pringle, II. A., minis-tor.  Oi:e of the best articles for good  Jica'th is a wholesome loaf of bread  pt 12 cents, and a first-class.meal at  sjo- cents at the Pioneer Bakery.  A scheme is being mooted for the  formation of an Atlin Athletic club,  and the organization of a baseball  team is also talked of with the 'object of downing'the Bennett team  on the Queen's Birthday. A quoit-  ing club, would furnish excellent  recreation and exercise at a small  Outlay. ,  Get your cold cured at Medical Hall.  J. I). Harrigan, who operated 9  below on Pine last summer, came  in last week, lie wintered in Seattle. ' Mr. Harrigan has secured a  number of claims in the vicinity of  where, he worked last year, and  intends starting in about teji days  to open them   up.    He witl employ j the-last seven-months.  25 men.  The crocuses are already blooming on the foothills.-Another month  jncre, and the country will blossom  out into a terrestrial paradise.  At a meeting of the Patriotic  Fund committee oi.% Saturday last,  it was decided to devote the entire  proceeds of the entertainment and  ball, St. .George's Day, to the object ol procuriug an artificial foot  for E. Halverson, who has been, in  hospital for over three months.  With such a worthy object in view,  the A. B. hall ought to be taxed to  its utmost capacity.  Rev. George C. F. Pringle arrived in on Tuesday and will take the  place of his brother during the latter' s absence East. - Mr. Pringle  expresses himself ns delighted with  Atlin, but did not take very kindly  to his'first experience in mushing  along the trail. He met his brother  at Tepee after a separation of four  "years aud was astonished to see the  physical improvement roughing it  jn the West had madeupon him.  Extensive preparations for the  busy season are being made by  jrnny of our merchants, and others,  aud the sounds made by hammer aud  saw are heard in all directions.  A fiock of about 50 ducks passed  along the lake yesterday, bound  north, being the first of the season.  Green peas had better get a move  on.  Mrs. Hayes, proprietress of the  Atliii Laundry last .summer, returned to town on Monday. She will  remain here about a month, adjust  some business affairs, and then proceed to Nome by way of Dawson.  With the urbanity characteristic  of his nation, M. Janne de Lamare  has been treating several of our  ladies to the novel sensation of a  ride on his automobile. Last Tuesday Mrs. C. Christopher and, $I?s.  J-. H. Partridge braved (ill dangers,  and were rewarded by a glorious  ��pi�� %x tk�� iQfi.g.rQund the islands.  Qjt.tibeir r,e>urn they were entbti-  saajs.tiq i�� their praises of the horseless carriage aud resolved to have  one of their own at the firstsuitable  opportunity. - '    ������  Don't forget to attend'at the A.  V>. Hall on Monday night.' 'The  great melodrama of "The "Night  Watch/' a romance of the Boer  war, will be presented. Camp  scenes, hospital scenes and stirring  incidents., The'proceeds are to be  devoted to the benefit of K. -Halver-  son, who lost his foot by frostbite  this winter. Tickets 50c. Ball and  refreshments 50c additional. >  We desire to call the attention of  electors who have not yet registered, to the fact that the voters' lists  close  on the 27th just.  The Pine office of the telephone"  company will in future be in the  store of C. D. Newton,' ��� the company having decided upon it,as a  more suitable place than the' post-  ofiiceM .       ,   , .  A correction must be made in  connection with the item in our  last issue referring to the' collapse  aud sale of the Atlin Globe. The  plant ,was not sold for wages, as  stated, but' for rent due on the  premises,occupied by the paper  for  It was just  Godfrey fldrdware Co*  1 .' ' SUCCESSORS   TO  ���       :   ;    ;   THOS. DUNN & CO.  Miners'Supplies,  Builders'Hardware,  Stoves, Tinware, Etc*  tinshop tn connection. , .   '       FIRST STREET, ATLIN,  P. BURNS ���� CO.,  Wholesale   -   and  ~  . Corner' First  Retail   -   Butchers.  and   Peari. ' Streets, y        ���  a distress sale, that's all."  - The -telegraph construction party  broke camp at the head of Pike  Lake, on Tuesday, "and " are how  about 50 miles from Atlin. They  report everything working like a  charm', no accidents" of'any kind,  and transportation.easy. Mr. Char-  leson,. ,-vvhen last heard from was at  Ashcroft on his way into Qnesnelle,  to look over- the work' from that  end. t  'Syd. Aitken has just completed  two handsome scenes for the performance on Monday evening, when  everyone will have an opportunity  to see and admire them. One is a  hospital interior at the" front, and  the other an open air' camp~ scene.  Mr. Aitken has d��ne this fine artistic work giatuitously, and it forms  a handsome' contribution to the  worthy cause for which the entertainment is being given. 'Mr. Aitken has secured the contract for  painting the new post-otfice building-  There are ten claims to be had at  reasonable figures on McKee creek.  One set of 4 claims, two, each of 2  claims, and 2 each of single claims.  Some of them have cabins, sluice  boxes, etc. Intending investors  will please call on Mr. McKee at  Discovery claim. ,He will show the  properties and is empowered to negotiate the sale of them. Purchasers can buy all or single groups  as above.  Recent arrivals at the Hotel  Grand: S. M. Blodgett, J. E. Fuller, San Francisco; E. P. Spalding,  New York; A. A. Johnson, West  Superior, Wis.; H. Griffith, Seattle;  Fred Cook, San Francisco; J. M.  Ruffiier, Cuitiv O.; Mr. and Mrs.  Partridge, London, Eng.; P. Farren,  Port Townsend; A. H." Mansfield,  A- J- Charleson, Pike River, E. J.  Rose Minneapolis; Mr. and. Mrs.  White-Fraser; Mrs.. Daniels* Spruce  creeks  Capt. W; Langtey and H. Griffith, the former from Victoria and-  the latter from Seattle, arrived in on  Tuesday, and left for the outside  again on  Friday.    They  w,ere; up  THE GRAND  HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN'- FIRST-CLASS  MANNER.^  Rice- & Hastie; Proprietors;   David Hastie, Manager.  Corner of First and Discovery.Streets.       * '   '  inspecting several prsperties on Mc-,  Kee creek while here. The captain  will return in a couple of weeks.   .  -  - ' TE MUMS.  "The Prince of Orange, William  Must have been a Boer villain."       /   '  ���Kipling oy Pink. -  All hail! all hall! to'the great Kipling of Pine!  0, lordly quill-driver, what glory is thine!  Ot most consummate master off prose and_pf,  verseT' - '  .      - >       ".  The king of scribes uud marvel  of tho uni-  GRAND  Dramatic Performance  <SH  >*9  THE   --1 ,  NIGHT  WATCH,  <SH  *��.  verse 1  ('  With thine amorous pen thou hast the Hinges  seduced;  The whole literary tribe to subjection reduced.  To thy feet,the whole .world has- fallen, at  once;  Compared) to thee Shakespeare was,only a  dunce.  Hudst thou been born- before Byron saw tho  light/ . ��� ;  His name would not have filler.! the "world  with delight i  He would have been called the great Kipling  of Pine,  A name more famous on which to recline.   ���  'A llterar-y'god^poetic.wonder of the age!  A behemoth  of the pen, who'll soon  be alt  the rage:  We incline in thy  presence, where th'tiiuler  seems to roll, .  Like Indians bo�� ing down  before a totem  pole.  Unsurpassed   by    any   to   launch  Apollo's  shaft,  fHyas soclee tyee of the literary craft r  Had immortal Shakespeare seen  thy  latest  poem, L' -   .  He'd have tucked Ilia tail and hastened off to  home.  u ���  0, for the braying  voice  of  the long-eared  '   ass!  O, for   the mighty, Gabriel's   bora of ,the  sounding brass!  To   trumpet   thy praise",   0 great   Kipling  divine:  To follow thee where pitch is used in place of  the Pine.  ���Poet Laureate.  Pine City, B. C, April 15.  An episode of the Boer War, by local talent,  will be given in the  Arctic Brotherhood Half;",    .  St. George's Day, *  MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 23.  ������ ���      New Scenery, Exeiting Situations', *    '  Pathos and Merriment  Delicately   Blended.  NOT A MARTIN ITE. .��� ,  Editor Claim.  '    Dear Sir,���I noticed in your  issue of the 7th inst.  a list of names  of  the  prospective candidates  for  the coming election,   among  which  you mention that of your humble  servant as standing for this constituency in the Martin interest. ���  ���   Being a Conservative it would -be  rather inconsistent, and in fact presumptuous on my part to pose  as a  follower of the  Hon.   "Joe," especially as every indication   points to  an election on strictly party lines.  Wallace Langley.  Atlin, April 19, 1900.  To be followed by a  .GRAND BALL  With"good music and refreshments.  TICKETS, ��>.   BALL, 50c. EXTRA.  NOTE--The total proceeds to be  devoted to the purchase of an artificial foot for E. Halverson, now in  the hospital.   . , ��� ���   ������  court. Brown & Sinclair and Oli^  ver Rolsten being the defendants ir>  all cases:  George Burns $97.50, Guy Carson $86.50, J H. Dillon, $155���  Judgment in favor of plaintiffs in  each    instance.    " Appeals  entered.  Friday���Bettinson v. Doelker.���  Suit to recover on judgment obtained re scow-beef $45. plus $14.50  costs and expenses. Writ of execution applied for and granted.  COURT   NEWS.  Thursday���The  following wages  (sui]ts came up i��. tfas Small, ��ebts  Financier Lowry, of the New  Denver Ledge, has this say on  Parson Sheldon's paper:  "A parson cannot step from a  pulpit into an editcrial chair'and  expect to run a newspaper success-  hilly without previous training.  Parson Sheldon for a week tried to  show the people ot Topeka how  Christ would run a paper  and failed. If he wishes, to''try  again he might take a whirl out of  some of the j'ackleg sheets in B. C.  Most ��f them read as though they  were edited by the devil and Sheldon  would not hurt them any."  The U. S. Government has ap^-  propriated $300,000 to begin virqr;l$.  on the Pacific caijle.  r,  si  I  1*1  i  +n  <j  Ml  i  f  ~CtlBfV*'SX*m.  r^nr^^rr^rnf-s:  mStSBS^^B^S^^l^SS^S^?S^S!^r^l  Migi^Mli��CWiMttimM'����a  iSM��^����ul��iM��w"iji��^^


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