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 E J  ���a  i  is  c- y  /ctobi'  A   "<>���  VOL.  2rt.  ��<?"  ATLIN,   B.C.,   SATURDAY.    A-PRfL u$,   .907.  NC. do5  ���TELEGRAPHIC.  A Budget of Interesting News  From Many Quarters.  fai'liOIAI.  TO  Till'.   Ol.AIM.1  London, Apiil 19. ���-Gen. Botha,  the first premier of the Transvaal,'  has arrived here lo attend the Conference of Premiers. Me was given  a very hearty reception.. Laurier  and Borden arrived last Saturday.  The conference opened last Monday  and newspapermen arc not allowed  to enter.  New York, April 19.���The Thaw  jury has .disagreed. There- were  seven    for   conviction   of    murder.  _ Five for not" guilty, on account of  insanity.    A new trial will probably  . be set for. October or November.  Thaw has 'dismissed Delmas and  appointed Creilly to take charge of  the case,  Montreal, April 19.���A heavy  'snow fall and'blizzard has blccked  the-railway traffic in the province of  Quebec.  Butte Mont.,' April 19.���A lone  bandit held up the stage between  Malta and Zortman and secured  $28,000.  Mexico City, April 19.���Earthquakes lasting about tour minutes  did much damage to property here  but as yet no loss of life has been  reported.  Roseburg, Ore., April >q.���A  woman who had given birth to a  child, while travelling in a Pullman  sleeper, threw the infant out of the  window. Sectionmen found it some  time after.  Winnipeg, April 19.���Seventeen  hundred immigrants have arrived  here, and live more trains are due  to arrive but have been delayed by  snow storms that have been raging  for the last twenty-four hours.  Fernie, April 19.���A strike has  been declared by the mine workers  of the Crow's Nest collieries. The  mines are all closed down.  Paris, April 19.���A massacre of  Europeans is threatened in Mara-  kesh, Morocco, where Dr. Mau-  champ vvas recently murdered.  Seattle, April 19.���-A -demonstration of six hundred -striking miners  at the Treadwell mines, Alaska,  was slopped by the U. S. troops.  Montreal, April 19.��� The second  fire at the McGi.U university destroyed the medical building. ��� '.'  Ottawa, April 19.���Lord Grey  left for New York, where he will  speak at the International Peace  Conference.  W. S. Fielding received a telegram from C. Hyuian, of London,  Out., stating that he had forwarded  his resignation.  Pittsburg, ' Pa., April 19. ��� I.u defending herself against the accusations made by Delmas. Mrs. Hol-  ninii, the mother of Evelyn Nesbit,  says: . "I placed implicit faith and  confidence in Stanlord White, but  had Evelyn told me what she told  the jury I would have shot White  myself.  Local and General News.  McDonald's   Grocery    makes  a  specialty of fresh eggs and butter.  Mrs. Joe Tallmire "left Atlin last  Thursday for Whitehorse.  Ifouud.���On the road between  Discovery and Atlin, lady's gauntlet, apply this office..  ^Official information has been received of the appointment of Mr.  Owen l\. Conley to the position of  chief constable for the Atlin police  district.  J. A. Smith and F. E. Gigot",  with the effects of the Bank of Commerce, lell Atlin at 10 p. m. Tuesday night. They arrived safely at  Whitehorse the next afternoon.  ��� Jam?s Clarke has resumed the  management of the Half-way-House.  When the boys stop there to water  their horses, Jim will be seen at the  doorway with the same old smile.  - Davy Todd came in on Sunday  from' Squaw -Point where he has  been building an addition to Rox-  borough's palatial road house.  Joseph Palmer and Joe junior  arrived on the stage Sunday. Mr.  Palmer was in 'Frisco most of his  time. He say that city is a hive of  industry, and is destined to be bigger and mightier and richer than  ever.  Joe Traber and partners, of Boulder', have finished operation on the  creek. The company employed  seven men all -winter and are very  well satisfied with the result of the  clean-ups.  Ed. Sands, of the Pine Tree hotel  Discovery, intends opening his dining room Saturday, the 20th. The  dining,room will be under the management of Mrs. Davis. The rooms  in connection have been renovated  and refurnished and now rank with  the very best in the district.  Mr. Ji.les Eggert, our local jeweler, is having manufactured twelve  large galvanized iron boxes, with  six compartments each. These will  be placed in his vault, and, for a  reasonable rental may be used by  miners and others in the camp as a  safety deposit for their valuable  papers, gold dust, money, etc. No  doubt many will take advantage of  Mr. Eggert's enterprise and forethought.  Mr. Konrad Wawrecka, manager  of the Northern Brewing Company,  and Joe Traber go to Skagway Saturday. They will bring back with  them T. Obalski, manager of the  Boulder Creek Hydraulic Co., and  two or three others. !  Catholic Missions in Atlin.  Lowney's Fresh Chocolates $f.oo  per lb., at C. R. Bourne's.  Last Sunday Father A Hard, from  Conrad, opened a series of .religious  exercises in'Atlin district. Three  services were held at Discovery and  three also on Spruce creek. The  worshippers weie numerous,at both  places. All seemed lo enjoy the  divine rites of the holy sacrifice of  the mass and also the substantial  dogmatical instructions, which, delivered with a holy zeal, were the  means of bringing the wandering-  back into the fold.  On Monday morning a mass of  requiem for Ihe repose of the soul of  Matthew McEwan was said at Discovery. The sympathy that Catholics bear to the departed members  of their faith was touchingly illustrated by the fact that people joined  in the funeral service from Boulder,  Spruce and Discovery.  ��� Next' Sunday at 10.30 a.m. mass  will be said and the sermon on  "The Passion of- Christ" will be  preached, in the Catholic church.  At 8 p.m. prayers and a sermon on  "Eternal Damnation," followed by  confessions. The communion mass  will be said at 8 o'clock the following morning. This will close the  present religious exercises.  Father Allard' expects to leave  Wednesday next. It is his intention to return to Atliii as soon as  navigation opens, ��� and he will then  attend to his large Indian flock as  well as to the white one.  Among the recent arrivals are:  C. C. Runner, of the Fiflh Avenue  hotel at Skagway. W. D. P. Aims,  representing Col. Thomas, a well-  known capitalist; and M. H. Gilliam, a mining expert. Lawrence  Reid, Geo. Hasell, W. Williams,  H. Ross, and Plolmes Pinco. Dr.  Win. A. McConkey, came iu town  last Sunday to take charge of the  hospital, and practice generally.  Mr. Clifford Smith', who is to be  mate of the Scolia this season, came  in Thursday. . Louis Levy, the well  known fur buyer, arrived on Thursday's stage. Mrs. A. Greer and  sou. Mr. and Mrs. W. Boudreau,  and about a dozen,others.  Farewell  Party.  The Lavidiere Group.  The Lavidiere Bros., W. D. P.  Aims, representing Col. Thomas;  M. H. Gilliam, a mining expert; C.  C. Runner and C. B. Boshart of  Skagway, went up Torey inlet this  week to examine the Lavidiere copper group. Mr. Gilliam is much  pleased with the appearance of the  property. Three drives have been  made showing up to advantage a  very large body of copper. Several  sacks of samples were taken and  will be thoroughly tested. It will  very likely be some little time before  the final arrangements for the disposition ' of the property can be  made.  The young folks of Atlin had a  most delightful time last Monday  evening, at the home of ,Mrs. J. A.  Fraser. The occasion was a 'goodbye' paity to Mr. Frank E. Gigot.  One of the large rooms was cleared  out and dancing and games were  indulged in. Everyone had a good  time. Themeny laughter, and the  patter of the shoes as the dancers  kept time with the music, could be  heard on in the wee sina' hours of  the morning.  Shortly after midnight dainty refreshments were served, nnd then  the happy, gathering trooped-, back  to the ballroom. The ladies present  were Miss Morrison, Miss Blylh,  Miss Bertha Doelker, Miss Margaret  McDonald, Miss Ethel.Pillman and  Miss Maud Haslelt. Mrs. Fraser  was an ideal hostess and was ably  assisted in Ihe entertaining of the  guests by Mrs." Costigan.  There were about thirty present.  At the conclusion all gathered in a  circle, hand in hand, and', sang  Auld Lang Syne, then the -good-  nights' said and the tired hut happy  party dispersed.  Joe Tallmire has .recc-vercd sufficiently to' take a walk up town during the sunny part of the day. He  is not exactly, in ring condition but  say he will take most, any of them  on if they allow him lo use his  stick.  Taking No Chances.  One day last summer when the  wind was in its most capricious  mood, and particularly '.blowy,' a  woman at that mysterious age when  her friends speak of her as "well  preserved," made a clash around a  ���very gusty corner. Pier gown was  of the lightest of .summer muslins,  and on her head she wore a marvelous creation of gauze and flowers.  Every vagabond breeze in that  vicinity instantly saw an opportunity lo do stunts.  Sooner than it takes to tell, the  summer muslin was describing the  most alarming aerial flights. But  its owner, a hand on either side of  her hat, kept on as stubbornly as  though such a display of open-work  hosier}' was an every-day affair.  "Madame,' cried another woman,  lushing up to her, holding her own  draperies in a tight embrace, "you  are probably not aware of it, but  your skirts are above your knees."  "L,don't care," retorted the other  never moving a finger from . the  flower-laden bonnet. "I've had  those legs for forty-eight years and  can't lose them, but I ve just  bought this hat and paid eighteen  dollars for it, and f don't mean to  let it get away.  Just arrived at Pi 11 man's:���-fresh,  butter eggs, lemons, oranges and.  apples OD  ATLIN,    B. C,    SATURDAY, APRIL A,    1907  lie Atlin Claim.  THE A I UN CLA IAl is runuRMm cvcnv Saturday  ,���'.' MOHNINC.     MAILCO    mCC'(TO.  ANY'  PART   OT  THE  wonlD Fori co   cents   peh month';   $3.00   pen  .   vcfln.    advertising rates :��� si.00 pen inch rr.cn  1 NSCRTION I   READING NOTICED. '26,CENTS  A  LI TIC.  ��� rEOftt nAJr.s   on. application.:        ���  :.....', -:,-���:���-���. ���.-.":-���*�������-: ���t-TT-~rrKy     .  JOB'PRINTING'-:.".  DILL-HEADS,  .. POSTERS, ..".VISITING-CARDS  LeYTER-HCADG,     y ;'y PROGRAM M r's, .   ' ETC.,   ETC.' \  ������ orders "'.PROMPTLY  executed.  :���; ���-_'���������- ";'_        y prices moderate.:; "..':.  The Atmn Claim PuinyisniNa Co., Ltd.  ���W. . PonTiAHii.'-' Gkant. .  Kuttoh-Managkk,  .'������'.'-.' ������"������''".:"'��� Vy 7."'-'/' .'."'.'    ,','.':.':      yyy ";<?;'/: ';'  We  want  to make this paper as  -:' brightV-newsy,:;;aii'dv:-up-lo-date:asf.is  possible, and;right'now,.at the y.ery  commencement of the season of ac-  tivity -; in ythe  camp,   we make: this;  - -little 'request. "\:y. Send" us/ in   news  ��� items' or, bring  them rihy  0ur,door  ���'��� -is never: locked and   we are "always'  "glad'   to -see   our: friends.    : Many  ���/things' .happen   beyond   the:, ken of'  our energetic staff. .  What interests'  ������:��� ;-.*'-���:���' ���'������.���.;;;..-    '��������� -''������ ���-     ���.-��� ������-,-.'' ���   ���;���'���  " ...one may; be': of benefit   to. another..  '.] To save the  office .'from 'wreck; aud,  : ruin -and; the editor 'from, an..untime-,  ; ly end 'Contributors; please leave out;  ; questions: of. politics, -religion -and  -personalities, anything else will pass  ' muster, ";���>���  If ' the'' miners   on   the  creeks  would .-.but' drop -us -a line  occasionally as to how they are pro-  '���'-..-gressing we will  be  grateful.    Just  .. remember   this.      Such favors  will  be reciprocated when  in our power.  ''��� There is one thing that cannot be  contradicted by even the most pessimistic and hide-bound individual  in the country, and that is: To  make the camp known .it has,'to'be  advertised, and .advertised continually. Keep a: place constantly before the eyes of.the  public and it is  ���'���bound to attract attention.      .  only scratched. Now, no matter  how high the assays run and to  whiit extent the lead shows, it is  but a prospect, The actual value  is, still a mailer of conjecture.  ���y. This should be remembered, and,  if a chance -to, sell presents, itself the  price.oiiglit not be 'tilted' away beyond reason.';���'���;It is much better to  sell for a few-thousand than never  to sell at all. Once a slart is made  and the ball'set in motion 'things  will come- bur way.' Remember  tire story ofi the boy and the nuts���  '.'Do not grasp, at loo much or you  iuai';Ib!;c;:all-.'-'./���'.;/  In the Iron Store former^  occupied by Stables & Limisden.  In Passing.  The doings of miners, prospectors, experts and probable purchasers are watched with the keenest  interest by everyone, The success  of the district wholly depends upon  .the sale and exploitation of the  numerous properties in it.What  better medium is there for giving  publicity to a place than through  the press? We've got to boost up  the camp,' and go after the buyers.  It won't pay to get a shine on the  seat of our trousers. We will be in  the same fix as Ihe chap who sat on  a stool and expected the cow to  back up so lie could milk her.  Don't misunderstand this. We  do not mean to start a boom by  spreading exaggerated and false reports. Far from it. We-would  rather tinder-value than over-estimate any time. Tell the truth and  ii' success does not come���well we  ���sur.-ly will not get it by lying.  Another thing that aiust be borne \  :u mind. The majority of the pro-j  oerties in the Atlin rlisuyt' are1  ;v��erelv nro-"i>"'     -��� ��� ��� ����������� i s.-.-iyi: ,-;,- 'h.'iii  : There is ho,1 ���'������better way of building up the business of a town than  by patroui/ing our home merchants  as much aSjlay in our power.  If you Avant the town and the  district; to grow stop grumbling,  .wake: up, rub your eyes, roll up  yOur sleeves and go to work for.it,  ... To refuse .a .paper at the post'  office��� is about fas''.'small a matter as  we know of and it makes it more so  when: back; subscriptions happen to  be '.'owing;'--;";. Don't make any mis-  take dear -reader- the right one  knows who this ismeant for.  .After reading this issue, send it  to some friend outside. - Or, better  still, drop into the office and pay a  subscription and we will send the  paper out. Throw in your mite,  with all your might, aud help us to  make a big mark on the map, just  where pur district is. This paper  will do its part if you do yours.  People frequently inquire of us as  to where we got our information  concerning-such.and such a person,  or about a certain property, and  again we are asked who wrote this  or that article, To impart information of this kind is against all rules  of a newspaper office and our friends  and patrons will please bear this in  mind. We always stand ready to  correct a wrong or mis-statement.  An editorial note in the Vancouver. World'says; It has been proved  that the two children who were  found dead in a baby carriage in  Seattle, had been poisoned with  soothing syrup, the special brand of  which is not given by the paper.  The police have begun a raid 01V  patent medicines offered for sale in  the drug stores of that city, which  are known to contain morphia and  cocaine. Rubiform, which is ap--  pareutly a harmless tooth wash, is  described as containing bo much  alcohol that a person can get a most  enjoyable jag hy drinking it. And  a bottle of Mother Pinkham's Rem*-  cdy for women's diseases carries  sufficient alcohol to knock a strong  man off his feet.  The  latest  magazines' at  C,  R,  Bourne's,  My Goods are all fresh and  of the best quality.    Prices  moderate.  ��s  First Street.  lortlKrn Brewing company, 01  KONKAD   WAWRKCKA,   MA.NAC.HR.  brewers   of Lager  Bssr  ansa? p&rter.y:  SMALL AND LARGE ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED.  The KOOTENAY HOTEL  OPEN DAY :AND NIGHT.  The Bar is supplied   with    none   but  the   best brands of Liquors!^  aud Cigars. '. First-class Billiard and  Pool Tables.  DIXON   &   SCHULZ,   Proprietors.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.-   *e�� ���  FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  CHOICEST WINES, LIQUOKS AND CIOAKS CASE GOODS A SPLCIALTY.  IRON  PIPING,   STEEL   AND   BAR IRON,  DYNAMITE AND GELIGNITE,  GASOLINE,  ��  Storks in Atlin and Discovkry.  *l  IOB jjPRINTING AND COMMERCIAL WORK.  CARDS, POSTERS AND HAND BILLSJ> ^  Executed  Cheaply,   Promptly and Satisfactorily. *,  ...THE CLAIM OFFICE.  ���o^ooc^Doo^o^o^a^ooa^ceoi^o.* x ��Kf&a<t>p.Qttva+ttw&ttV��&a<v^&z&  The Atlin Market Co., Ltd.  FRESH   PRESSED   MEATS, jlsoj  POULTRY  OF  ALL KINDS,   Dressed to Order.  (/SB  ��  DOELKER    Mana  ev. ATLIN,    B,  C,   SATURDAY,    APRIL  SO  1907  House Proceedings.  l'roin (nir SiH-i'inl lloi'iv^oiiiloiit.  April 6ih, 1907.  On the re-assembling of the house j  for business after the Faster,recess,  the proceedings were commenced  with the interesting item of the formal reading of the election return of  W. J. Mfinson, who, as conservative  .candidate for the sent vacated by  Premier McBride in Dcwdncy, was  returned without opposition. It is  the second bye-election since the  commencement of the session   less  than four weeks .ago; the other���  that of Dr. Young in Atlin, "as provincial secretary���-being similarly  unopposed.  Upon the resumption of the debate on the act to aid the University of British Columbia by a grant  of provincial lands, introduced by  the Hon. H. E. Young, provincial  secretary, Mr. J. A. McDonald, acquainted the house with the objections of himself and his colleagues]  to the proposed measure.  After a lengthy and somewhat  acrimonious discussion, the debate  was adjourned to Thursday, when  Mr. McDonald's' amendment for a  fiix months' hoist was defeated on a  straight parly vote of 2^ to 14, the  three socialists supporting the opposition. The bill then passed its  second reading and was committed  on Friday.  On, Wednesday Mr. McBride for-  s^mally announced to the house his  intention of immediate departure for  England in order to lay the important subject of Better Terms before  the Imperial government. The announcement \vas received with.enthusiastic cheers by the conserva  fives, while the liberal benches sat  in gloomy silence. Up to the' last  they,.have', hoped against hope, and  their papers have abetted the fond  delusion that Premier; McBfide's  intention to "lay the question at  the foot of the throne" was an  empty threat. Now they find that  the man who. defied their leader at  Ottawa is going tc face him at the  very headquarters of the Empire itself. And they feel unhappy about  it.  The budget speech of the Hon.  R. G. Tatlow. minister of finance,  on Thursday last, has not unnaturally given rise to a chorus of satisfaction. In his introductory remarks ihe minister observed that  of the four budgets which he has  presented to the legislature, none  gave him more satisfaction'than the  present one. The opinion of the  people of British Columbia is that  this satisfastion is warranted. The  present budget is characterized  in an even more marked degree  ��� than its predecessors by those figures which show that the financial  condition of the province is on a  foundation at once stable an progressive. Year by year since the  McBride government assumed the  leius of power in 1903, the financial  affairs of British Columbia have  continued to improve, and today  this province faces the''world'with  an established credit, a large and  increasing revenue, aud a very satisfactory surplus.  One or two items in the budget  call for special comment. For instance, it will  be  remembered that  when in 1905, the Hon. Mr. Tatlow  made his budget speech, he esiim-  ated that the total revenue of, ihe  province during the next fiscal year  1905-6, would amount lo $2,5,59,376.  ThU was good, but'the actual facts  as now.shown.'-' prove that the minister's estimate was far within the  mark, lor the actual returns awe  $3.o4<M4 2, or an excess of $485,066  over'the amount anticipated.by Mr.  Tatlow. This is a figure unprecedented in the history of the province, aud speaks volumes for the  general prosperity of British Columbia and the sound administration  which has made it possible.  Another strong point made by  the minister in his speech was his  brief, but important, reference lto  the aggregate value of the province's products, amounting to over  sixty millions of dollars, which is,  as he justly remarked, a result attained by no other country, when  the smallness of our population is  taken:into consideration.  Two very gratifying reductions  are also shown, namely, a decrease  in the cost of the public debt of  $55,000, and a decrease in the net  debt of the province of $296,533.  In making a comparison of the  province's advance, as shown by the  by the returns of the previous years,  Mr. Tatiow said: ���-���  "Pcthaps nothing can more clearly demonstrate the progress of the  province than a perusal of the revenue during the past few years:  In 1900 the revenue was $1,544,-  10S; in 1901 the revenue was  $1,605,920; in 1902 the revenue was  $1,807,925; in 1903 the revenue was  $2,044,630; in 1904 the revenue  was$2,638.26o; in 1905 the revenue was $2,920,461; andj.n 1906 the  revenue was $3,044,452. The estimate for next year is $3,286,476.  These figures show that the revenue lias mote than doubled during  this period. ��� While I do not claim  for the government of the day all  the credit for the result, it being as  I have said largely due. to the industrial expansion of the last few  years, notably in the lumber interests, still I do think the policy of  this government which has placed  our finances on so firm a basis and  thereby given increased confidence  to the investing' public, has done  much to make this desirable state of  affairs possible. Thus, as a result  of the large increase in our revenue  coupled with a judicious care in our  expenditure, we have for the past  three years been able to keep well  within our income, and each year  show a more satisfactory balance  sheet."  The Man in, the Gallery  :idk;  ftyy.yy>:Skyy:.:.y. ; "-yy^y ��� .yy , .  ;-y yy ;.y..,���������������  FULL LINES  OF  Flour,   Meats,   Hay  and   Oats,  Dry Goods, Clothing,   Boots, Shoes,  Furniture,. Crockery and Glassware,   . .. ���   ��� o  Carpets,   Oilcloth  and  Linoleums.  E-BEST.CASH PRICES  "IN"  IT-IE  3DISTTCCOT "  "  \<&i  m  Why send out when you can get goods as ctieaimieiie?.  Atlin, Nugget and Grape Rings ��"J "11 Uinils of Jewelry uuiiiu  fcietnred on the premises.  Kine Now-Stock of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Diamonds  Watches from ��5.00 up. Asrents for Columbia Gramophones.  Silverware, Cut Glass, Hand Painted China, Souvenir Spoons  ,     ATLIN   AND  DISCOVEKY,  ���, ��,   .* Watchmakers and Manufacturing Jewelrs.  Safety  Deposit Vaults. *J  "he ��� C  The property and effects of the  bank are for sale, for information apply to Mr. J. Williams.  HOW  TO  SECURE   HELP.  Farmers, contractors, manufacturers, and. all employers of labor  desiring married or single men, will  do well to apply at once to Major  C. W. Creighton, Salvation Army  Immigration Department, 439 Harris Street, Vancouver, B. C, or  Rupert Street, Winnipeg, Man.  Blank application forms will be  supplied and each application will  receive careful attention, No men  will be sent unless applied for in the  above manner.  IN  Oargsefs. asad Mouse Furnishings.  FULL ' LINE    OF    BOOTS    and   SHOES,  also    GOLD    SEAL    HIP    GUM    BOOTS.  Atlin and  '��^   Biscovery, B. C.  :>���-���-���-���-���-��� ���>  Successors to  J. H. Richardson.  ,��-���������� ���<& %  ATLIN,    B,  C,   SATURDAY,    APRIL  SO  1907  House Proceedings.  ,   l'roni (mi* S|>fi'ial (.Jorivi.vioiKtent.  April 6ih, 1907.  On the re-assembling of the house j  for business after the Faster,recess,  the proceedings were commenced  with ihe interesting item of the formal reading of the election return of  \V. J. Mfinson, who, as conservative  .candidate for the seat vacated by  Premier McBride in Dcwdncy, was  returned without opposition. Jl is  the second bye-election since the  commencement of the session less  than four weeks .ago; the other���  that of Dr. Young in Atlin, "as provincial secretary---being similarly  unopposed.  Upon the resumption of the debate on the act to aid the University of British Columbia by a grant  of provincial lands, introduced by  the Hon. H. E. Voting, provincial  secretary, Mr. J. A. McDonald, acquainted the house with the objections of himself and his colleagues  to the proposed measure.  After a lengthy and somewhat  acrimonious discussion, the debate  was adjourned to Thursday, when  Mr. McDonald's' amendment for a  fiix months' hoist was defeated on a  straight parly vote of 2^ to 14, the  three socialists supporting the opposition. The bill then passed its  second reading and was committed  on Friday.  On, Wednesday Mr. McBride for-  sOaially announced to the house his  intention of immediate departure for  ���England in .order to lay the important subject of Better Terms before  the Imperial government. The announcement was "received'.with ..enthusiastic cheers by the conserva  fives, while the liberal'benches sat  in gloomy silence. Up to the' last  they have hoped against hope, and  their papers have abetted the fond  delusion that Premier; McBfide's  intention to "lay the question at  the foot of."the throne" was an  empty threat. Now they find that  the man who. defied their leader at  Ottawa is going tc face him at the  very headquarters of the Empire itself. And they feel unhappy about  it.  The budget speech of the Hon.  R. G. Tatlow. minister of finance,  on Thursday last, has not unnaturally given rise to a chorus of satisfaction. In his introductory remarks the minister observed that  of the four budgets which he has  presented to the legislature, none  gave him more satisfaction'than the  present one. The opinion of the  people of British Columbia is that  this satisfastion is warranted. The  present budget is characterized  in an even more marked degree  ��� than its predecessors by those figures which show that the financial  condition of the province is on a  foundation at once stable an progressive. Year by year since the  McBride government assumed the  leius of power in 1903, the financial  affairs of British Columbia have  continued to improve, and today  this province faces the''world'with  an established credit, a large and  increasing revenue, aud a very satisfactory surplus.  One or  two items in the budget  call for special  comment.    For  in-,  stance, it will  be  remembered that  when in 1905, the Hon. Mr. Tatlow  made his budget speech, he esiim-  ated that the loial revenue of, ihe  province during the next fiscal year  1905-6, would atiiounl 10^,559,376.  ThU was good, but'the actual facts  as now.shown.'-' prove that the minister's estimate was far within the  mark, lor the actual returns aire  $3.044,442, or an excess of $<iS.s,066  over'the amount anticipated.by Mr.  Tatlow. This is a figure unprecedented in the history of the province, aud speaks volumes for the  general prosperity of British Columbia and the sound administration  which has made it possible.  Another strong point made by  the minister in his speech was his  brief, but important, reference cto  Ihe aggregate value of the province's products, amounting to over  sixty millions of dollars, which is,  as he justly remarked, a result attained by no other country, when  the smallness of our population is  taken:into consideration.  Two very gratifying reductions  are also shown, namely, a decrease  in the cost of the public debt of  $55,000, and a decrease in the net  debt of the province of $296,533.  In making a comparison of the  province's advance, as shown by the  by the returns of the previous years,  Mr. Tatiow said: ���-���  "Perhaps nothing can more clearly demonstrate the progress of the  province than a perusal of the revenue during the past few years:  In 1900 the revenue was $1,544,-  10S; in 1901 the revenue was  $1,605,920; in 1902 the revenue was  $1,807,925; in 1903 the revenue was  $2,044,630; in 1904 the revenue  was$2,638.26o; in 1905 the reven-  ue'was $2,920,461; andj.n 1906 the  revenue was $3,044,452. The estimate for next year is $3,286,476.  These figures show that the revenue lias mote than doubled during  this period. ��� While I do not claim  for the government of the day all  the credit for the result, it being as  I have said largely due. to the industrial expansion of the last few  years, notably in the lumber interests, still I do think the policy of  this government which has placed  our finances on so firm a basis and  thereby given increased confidence  to the investing' public, has done  much to make this desirable state of  affairs possible. Thus, as a result  of the large increase in our revenue  coupled with a judicious care in our  expenditure, we have for the past  three years been able to keep well  within our income, and each year  show a more satisfactory balance  sheet."  The Man in, the .Gallery.  m  & .j*'j- j* <*  swa^apgwRAiwaaaromMjaffla^wigse^^  i  BBHraascMMBBiiMiaiaiaaraB^^  FULL LINES  OF  Flour,   Meats,   Hay  and   Oats,  Dry Goods, Clothing,   Boots, Shoes,  Furniture,. Crockery and Glassware,   . .. ���   ��� o  Carpets,   Oilcloth  and  Linoleums.  DP  THE'BEST. CASH- PRICES  -.'   'IN  THE' JOISTRICT  i-$f  Why send out when you can get goods as ci-ieaim-ieiie^.  Atlin, Nugget and Grape ' Rings'uud all kinds of Jewelry nianu  fcietured on the premises.  Kine Now-Stock of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry and Diamonds  Watches from ��5.00 up. Asrents for Columbia Gramophones.  Silverware, Cut Glass, Hand Painted China, Souvenir Spoons  HOW  TO  SECURE   HELP.  Farmers, contractors, manufacturers, and. all employers of labor  desiring married or single men, will  do well to apply at once to Major  C. W. Creighton, Salvation Army  Immigration Department, 439 Harris Street, Vancouver, B. C, or  Rupert Street, Winnipeg, Man.  Blank application forms will be  supplied and each application will  receive careful attention, No men  will be sent unless applied for in the  above manner.  EGGEiT     &     SOn,     ATLIN   AND  DISCOVEKY,  Watchmakers and Manufacturing Jewelrs.  Safety Deposit Vaults.  "he ��� C  The property and effects of the  bank are for sale, for information apply to Mr. J. Williams.  -^s>  They   are   Waiting   for   You!  -^s^yargasns  IN  Gargsefs. asad House Furnishings.  FULL' LINE  . ALSO  OF    BOOTS   and   SHOES,  GOLD   SEAL    HIP    GUM  BOOTS.  .8  Atlin and  *@^   Bisoovery, B. C.  :>���-���-���-���-���-���-'  Successors to  J. H. Richardson.  <���;Q<��)�� ��� ��� ��-��-����� ��� ��� ���-<  >��������.��� *H h 'i'v7 TXi'  C.     SATURDAY,  APRIL   J&   1901.  The Masonic Banquet.  . On .Monday evening last the mem-  heis of Allinto Lodge, A. F. & A.  M., tendered Wor. Bro. J. A. Smith a  iuiewell dinner at The Royal hold.  Mr. Smith has left the'camp, being  transferred to the Whitehorse branch  of the Canadian Bank of Commerce,  for the lime being.  Since his arrival in the camp last  fall Wor. Bro. Smith has taken an  active part in the work of Allinlo  Lodge, and by his genial maimer  and enthusiastic interest in Masonic  affairs won for himself the highest  regard and esteem of his brother  masons. The dinner was an expression of this regard.  Sharply   at 7 p. m. the Worshipful Master of the local lodge, F. W.  Dowling, took the chair, aud under  the guidance of the Junior Warden,  Bro.   John   Williams,   the brelhern'  were soon engaged 'at refreshment.'  ���   Mine Host Dixon furnished a very  elaborate ��� and  appetising repast  to  which   thorough justice was given.  After the tables   were cleared the  chairman    gave   the   toasts     'The  King   and   The   Craft,"  fand "The  M.   W. Grand Lodge."      The first  was   accorded   the   usual    honors.  The second being ably responded to  by R. W. Bro. Fraser,   the only representative of Grand Lodge.     The  speaker then   tendered  the  toast of  the evening,   "Our Guest"   and , in  very   eloquent'terms expressed the  regrets of the brethern   at the loss  of such an able and worthy member  of the craft.     He conveyed to Wor.  Bro. Smith the best wishes of Atlin-  to lodge for his future happiness and  prosperity.  Wor.   Bro.   Smith   on   rising   to  reply    was   greeted   with applause.  In terms   befitting   the occasion  he  assured the brethern that his association'  with   the   masons of  the district had been of the most agreeable  nature, and ihere would  always be  a warm   feeling   in   his heart and a  green spot in his memory for them.  The    toasls    "Sister   Societies,"  "The   Press,"   and   "The Ladies,"  were proposed by Bro. Eggert,S.D.;  and    "Absent   Brethern"   by   Bro.  Williams, J. W.    Bros. Mobley and  Bourne   ably   responded   to   these  toasts.       The   ladies  found  valiant  and eloquent champions in Bros. M.  K  J. Reid and   Smith,   who   spoke  in highest terms of thefair sex and  of the ladies of Atlin   in   particular.  "The Press" was proposed by   Bro.  Eggert, S. D., and   responded lo by  C. I,. Cullin, who  also   represented  "The Great Unwashed."    The proceedings were   brought   lo   a close  with   the   Junior   Warden's toast,  after which the brethern sang  Auld  'Lang  Syne  and   the  National Anthem.      During ,-thc   evening   Bro.  Hickman entertained  the company  with music aud song.  Many complimentary remarks  were expressed at the excellence of  the menu prepared for the occasion  by Mrs. Hiuchcliffe, and ihe very  satisfactory manner in which it was  placed before Ihe diners.  St. Mauxin's fjuuiifii or Kniu.a.nh.  Sunday  innriiingr services are rendered at  II o'clock:    N'in.t'.S, llnlhoi'n. lay reader.  riillSliyTFlllAN  riJIUMfil.  Sunday nicirtiiti;v M'rviccs II u'Vlocli.     Sunday school   in    12.1.ri.      Lvciiing   service 7.UU.  Afternoon   service   at    Discovery:     Sunday  school at 2. :'.().  Hampton   &.    Durie,  Proprietors.  m  Discovery.  vOPI.CN  DAY AND NIGHT.  First-class Restaurant in connection  tiendu unrrcrs  for Uixou'fl stutro.  ATL1NT0 LODGE  A. F. &. A. M.  Ko. !2, a. it. n. 0.  Ri'i-Viilnr communications held 011 the first,  Thursday of each month  in tin: A. (>. U. \V. Hall,  'third Street.  Visitini? brethren cordially invited.  7"  BARBER  SHOP.  J. W. THOMPSON, MANAGER.  BATHS FIFTY CUNTS  Private  Untranee for Ladies.  Synopsis of  Canadian  Homestead   ticrjiihilious,  /\   NV available   Dominion   Lauds   within  /���\ the Railway Uelt in Hritish Columbia,  may be homestoaded by any portion who is  the sole head of a family, or any male over IS  years of at;e. to the extent of one-i|iiarter  .section of 100 acres more or less.  Jiutry must, be made personally at the local  land olliee for the district in which the land  is situate.  The homesteader is required to pori'orm  the conditions connected therewith under  one of the following plans:  (1) At least six months' residence upon and  cultivation of the land in each year for three  years.  (2) If the father (or mother, if the father is  deceased) of the homesteader resides upon a  farm in the vicinity of the land entered for,  the reiiuiroments ax to residence may be  satisfied by such person residing with the  father or mother.  (31 If the settler lias his permanent, residence upon fiiriiijiij? l^ud owned by him In  the vicinity of his homestead, the rciiuire*  ments as to residence may be satisfied by  residence upon the said land.  Six months' notice in writing? should be  yiveuto thcCoininissiuner of Dominion Lauds  lit Ottawa of intention to apply for patent.  Coal lands may be purchased at $10 per ucro  for soft coal and 520 for anthracite. Not more  than 1120 acres can be accmired by one individual or company. Royalty at the rate of  ten cents per ton of 2,000 pounds .shall be collected on the f?ross output.  W. w.cmty.  Deputy of the Minister of the Interior  N.li.���Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not be paid for. jy21-Gm  10 CONSUMPTIVES.  Secretary of War Taft and Governor Cummins, of Iowa, have been  selected to represent the people of  the United States as president and  vice-president.' At least so the re-'  purl goes.  The undersigned having been restored to health by simple means,  after suffering for several years with  a severe lung affection, and that  dread disease Consumi'Tion, is  anxious lo make known io his fellow sufferers the means of cure.  To those who desire it, he will  cheerfully send (free of charge) a  cony of the prescription used, which  they will find a cure for Consumption, Asthma, Catarrh, Bronchitis and all throat and lung  Maladies. He hopes all sufferers  will try his remedy, as il is invaluable. Those desiring thepreseiip-  tion, which will cost them.nothing,  and may prove a blessing, will  please address  l^ev. Edward A. Wilson,  Brooklyn,  N.Y,  Canadian Pacific' Railway Company.  ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS.  "Steamer  Princes   May sails  April   13th,   and.  /23rd.  Sailinj? from Skagway 8p.m.  1 Direct  lo Vancouver  and Victoria.  o  Transportinf? by rail or steamer to Seattle without extra charge    '  We i?ive (|uiclr service.     No intermediate calls. T_T     ��� "O      T"\  I'or rates or information apply to      J L.    .13.     I.^LLI.111.,  A[?eut. SIcaiiway.  Mi  USE OUE ADVERTISING  GOLUfiNS  Placing before the public  the many advantages of  the district is the object of  This cannot be successfully accomplished without the generous support of  the  business  people and  the residents.  SEND US TOUR SUBSCRIPTION  !��>����������� ����������������� �����������������������������.�������� <���><$>-  DISCOVERY,   11. C.  IHRST-OLASS DINING  ROOM  GUOO CI-IJAN ROOMS  ONLY- THK   HKST GDODS  USKD AT Til 14 HAR.  ��D.   SANDS,  Proprietor  Atlin -View  Letterheads  We still have a few  pads left. The only-  Letter Paper to use  when you are writing to your friends in  the East.  To be had at The Claim office.  '.(  H  ''li  , ,* ���'  ��� '>;  ���81  I \!   I  Ma^^���gmMB��miHiau<aBiu6ti

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