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 VOL.    i.  ATLTN;   B.   C,   SATURDAY,    AUGUST   5,    1899.  NO.  15.  Wl  IV ���'  If;  MteLennan, McFcely and Co.  (LLMITKD.)  Dynamite   Fuse   and   Gaps ���  0    Drills   and  Hammers.      ,  1CVJCRY   REQUISITE ' FOR' PLACER, AND   QUARTZ   MINING.  Building Hardware.  ' Sash  and Doors'.  AlHcinds of Tinsmith work done' , ,  Corner of First and Pearl Street.  Resigned the Office of Attorney-  General. !  Good  News   for  the   People of  This   District,     *  '....FRESH  NEW  GOODS   JUST  IN....  J. St. Clair Blackett and Co.  ���- , '  fi LARGEST AND BlCST, SELECTED STOCK OK  * -> ���      >  Groceries, Shelf Hardware, Paints,and Oils, Boots and  Shoes, Rubber Goods and Miners' Supplies.  IRON 'STORE '  -    COR.,  1ST  &ND  TRAYNOR.  The = Bank = of = British -��� North, = America  Established in 18'!(i.   Incorporated by Royal Chartor.  ' Paid-Up Capital   -<���  -   -   - ' -' -   -   -    -   $4,866,666.66'   'y  - Reserve Fund ^ -   -   -   -  '-   $1,460,000.00  London' Office: 3 Clements Lane, Lombard Street, E. C.  '    ���> Head  Office  in' Canada:    Montreal.  H. Stikeman,  General Manager.  Branches in all the-principal cities of Canada, and agents in New York,  San Francisco, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Spokane, 'Boston, Chicago, Etc.  Gold dust assayed and  purchased at best rates,   the bank's assay  office being now iii" operation.   A general banking business transacted.    *  J. ANDERSON,   Manager, Atlin, B. G.    ." '      ��� *     .  , Owing'to the antiquated methods  of our. Canadian mail service, 110  definite news had arrived from Vic-  tona Friday night (August 4th) as  to the result of the' Government  caucus held thereon July 26th. <We  learn from an editorial in the Seattle  P. I. of Jiily 29th1, that'Mr. Martin  is no longer Attorney**General. -In  the near future we may be able to  chronicle more^of the proceedings  of the caucus.    r    ,  have perished. , A young man from  Ontario was drowned near them,  but he could not remember his name.  Patterson, son,of the late Governor  of Manitoba, was stranded at Wind  City when he left last January ; also  E. Harris of Hamilton,'1 whose foot  was amputated, owing - to being  frozen. ,The ^suffering on the trail  was appalling, but he believes a *  thousand'must have got through to  Dawson over the Edmonton trail.  Many men were living on the charity of others, 'and how hundreds  lived at all was a mystery.  GOT ONE YEAR  . . m ATLIN . . �� >  GENEEA^*S0S^EiML  -AND'���  FREE  PUBLIC   DISPENSARY.  Resident Physicians and  Surgeons.  Competent  Nurse Attendants.  Private apartments and wards for male or female patients^  Vancouver General  Store.  We carry a complete stock of  MINERS' SUPPLIES  Agency of the B. C. Fruit Caning aud Coffee Company, Vancouver, B. C.  Agency of the Canadian Rubber  Company, Montreal.  A call solicited.  A.    S. - CROSS    &    CO.  /~^ORE, BURNET & CO.,  Civit, and Hydraulic Engineers,  Dominion   and   Provincial Land  Surveyors.  Mining Properties Handled.  Office: Pearl street, above Second.  OARD   OF   TRADE.  Wines, Liquors  and'Cigars*  Wright & Callbreath,   Props.  FOR   FINE  VIEWS AND  PHOTOS  GO  TO,  A. C. HIRSCHFELD'S  Films, Plates, Etc.,  Developed at Reasonable Rates  Pearl, between 1st and 2nd.  '    Atlin B. C  JUST ARRIVED  AT THB  The largest stock of  drugs and patent  medicines in Atlin.  FORTIN & LECAPPELLAIN,  First Street,  SSQ Per Ounce  Will be allow ed for gold nuggets suitable for  making jewelry, in exchange tor as fine a  gold w atch as ever ticked. No purer gold or  better English movements made. Also ii  beautiful, rare design, solid gold cor.il setting, ladies' set, pin and earrings. This is  something line. Call at Medical Hall, i< rst  Street, Atlin.  f       ��� J. Eggert, Jeweler.  HPHE  ARCADE,  ��� Pearl street  - ,  Come in and hear the Battle  of Manila on the  Graphophone.  Archie L. Brownlee, Manager.  For Writing an Intimidating Letter  ���   to Capt. Speneer.  On Wednesday Capt. Spencer  had a warrant issued for fthe arrest  ofEldon A.Kern, a former engineer  on the Scotia. He was charged  with having written a letter to Spen:  cer" to^the ���. effect that ,if certain  moneys alleged to be, due him were  not paid forthwith, he would make  exposures of information he. claimed  to 'possess./; After a- preliminary  .hearing "'before .^Magistrate Woods,1,  he was brought before Judge Irving  on Thursday morning. ' Certain  witnesses not being" present,' the  hearing was'adjourned. until Fviday  morning at, 10 o'clock.' The case  was fully gone into and' the result  was 1 Kern was sentenced to one  year's-imprisonment at hard labor'.  He will be taken to Tagish in the  course of-a few davs.  DROWNED iON" TROUT LAKE.  DEATH'S TRAIL.  Albert Lawson Ventures. Out ,in a  y Sail Boat He Could Not Handle.*  1    ���",. - ,  *��� .     1.  Fra!nk Laque called at the Claim  office and gave'the information relative to the drowning of Albert Law-"  son, in Trout Lake, about ten.miles -  south  of   Gladys,   on   July   10th.  Lawson and his partner, Trenholm,  were  prospecting  in- that vicinity.'  Oil'the  nightr i.i the 10th  Lawson  visited the camp of Laque, and when  starting to retrun' borrowed- a boat'  and ,put up a, sail.1    Not  returning  to   camp  that  night,    his   partner  started to hunt  him .up,  and came  to Laque's cabin*. - Not finding him  there a'search was instituted twhich  resulted in finding the boat half full,  of water/ on  the  other side of  the ,.  lake.    The body, has not been re-,  covered.  2,457 , OUNCES.  -j ���>  -Royalty "Paid1 oir.This Amount-bur- ���  , ������ -   ing the Past Week.% h>  L"  The one per cent.<royalty on.gold',,  paid'into the .Gold' Commissioner's  office'up to date is as follows :'   -  ���53,153 ozs.  .2,457  "  More  Edmonton  V  ICTORIA GROCERY.  miners' supplies.  WILSON &   CURWEN,  First street, Atlin.  Cheaper than uny denier will sell them iu  Atlin. Made any size you order within three  hours. Glass cheaper than anybody can sell  it. Prices: 8x10. 20c; 10x12, 25c; good assortment of larger siises. Do^rs, any size or  stjle, made to order on short notice. Any  kind of a saw Hied, set, etc., and  done right.  Shop on north 1st street, near Discovery St.  B. R. VAN PEUSEN.  Victims   of   the  Route.  ' Vancouver, July 24.���The steamer  Rosalie arrived from the North on  Sunday afternoon, with 150 returning Klondikers oil board, and according to the purser's^report, $125,-  000 in gold. Wm. Braid, of Vancouver, carried off two boxes of  dust weighing 280 pounds. The  next in order was H. L. Burkitt of  Seattle, with $25,000. ' H. Boulan-  ger, San Francisco, was credited  with $10,000; John Krisha, of San  Francisco, $10,006; and-J. Matko-  cier, Montana, $10,000. -The rest  of the gold was owned in small  quantities. *    ,  C. L. Maltby, a Dirigo passenger,  has reached Vancouver from the  North. He says his party of* five  took 15 months to get over the Edmonton trail to Dawson. They  ���were among the 106 who wintered  at Wind'City. They left sixteen in  Wind City scurvy-stricken, among  them Dr. Mason of Chicago, and  W. Gouche, a banker's son, 'of Chicago, both in a dying state. In  March last Indian guides sent to^  them told them "heap big white  man " (Mayor Stewart of Hamilton)  had succumbed to scurvy and exposure while attempting to make  Peel River. Mr. Maltby heard of  several parties being lost in the  mountains.    He  is  sure  that they  Acknowledged to July 27  Six days ending Aug. 3   .*  -   ' Total   . ..'        y 5,610 ozs.  It must be borne in mind that this  amount has been paid in by those  calling at the office. We understand that shortly an officer will go  over the different creeks and collect  the tax,, when "a very large^ increase  may be expected.  BEFORE THE CADI.  The following caseswere disposed  of at the police court during the  past week :  Regina vs. Sweeney.-���Was bound  over in the sum of $500 to keep the  peace for oiie year in reference to  Mattie Powell.  " Regina vs. Andrew Hanlin, carrying j concealed weapons.. Found  guilty. The chief of police left  August 2nd for Skaguay, where he  will turn the man over to the American authorities, Hanlin evidently  being unable to take care of himself.  He is an American,'.  Regina vs. Albert Clarke, charged  with stealing a rifle.     Dismissed.  BACK FROM-TESLIN.  Charley Wright and Tom Switzer  have returned from their trip to  Teslin, "with a little bunch of  whiskers on their chins." They  left here to go to the aid of Cy.  Taylor, who was lying sick at Teslin with what was reported to be  scurvy, but which proved to be  rheumatism. A short distance this .  side of Teslin, Tom Switzer got lost  in a swamp, and was for three days  without grub. Aside from this incident and the mosquitos, the trip  was most agreeable, game and fish  being in abundance.  u    '  y-,  ^  f   *v  ' ��� ,v  "   I    J  . 1 '  r   ,*  1 1.'  <������ -fft  yy'"  ' ' ,��*-.���(  \ ��� \ . ,"'  '.    'y^  .*,iwr\  L-y  1   r    ..-.-r-l'-y  y,   i>'\-  , ,-y y^"  r  yyi.ys  ' ' <"yy "���s?./  ���  ;'-'�����'-1  "' .K^fcl  *���   >u y.\  >y.\   ",'-��<  'll-:;^  K>   4. |:'*,  '~i>-'      '���& i  -    ',  1 \'t  .   1     .       i" y  ���   '    L r/i  ''   'V ��� *  '   "   L''���"'x  ���.*���   ,iS*��'.  J    I ,       ," *l   .">  ���  ,-��.' '  ,.<���. ���"!  . i   *'���-*���  ��� \<y^  ;; v.^i  -'  4v"*l  -7 '.    )�����    '.<'} I  -       '     ,w  ���- riJ '  ~�����y !  :     '?y. r-y  '   1.3 * i|  ���=l\ ATI.IN;    Ii, C,    SATURDAY, .AUGUST  '5,    sS'jy.  ��   .,.' ,  h ��  The Atlin1, Claim.  PiililUliod     every    Sutunliiy    morning  hy  Cowan .v aIaokay. ^  Ollii-i' ol [iiililii'iitiou'.  Corner of Second and Triiinor Streets.   '  Advertising  rates iniulo known on appliou-  tion.  Our Hiilisi'i'iption price is ?1 a year, payable in iiilvaiicc. No paper will bo delivnred  uiiIcshh tlioso conditions aro complied with.  THK POSTAL SERVICE.  The opening up during the past  few years of this northern portion  of Canada by the discovery of gold,  . has been of incalculable benefit to  Canada as a whole. It has turned  the eyes of the world upon this  country, and the result will be and  has been a large influx, not only to  our mining lauds,   but also to'the  , great wheat fields of the Northwest.  To those who have pushed", in and  endured the hardships inevitable in  a new district like this the Govern-  , ment owes a great deal". It should  be the desire of the Government to  see that they are. supplied with at  least a decent mail service. This  has not been the case either here or  on the Yukon. ( However, we believe the fault lies chiefly in the  connection botw'een.the Sound cities  and Skaguay. We have made inquiries and' the' fault does not seem  to lie between 'Skaguay and here.  The entire mail service -for this"  northern country must be immense,  and we see no reason why the Government could not make some arrangement whereby mail matter  would be delivered at Skaguay with  some degree' of-' regularity.     The  following from the  Yukon Sun of  July 25th, the Liberal organ, voices  the complaint of that district:.  We are sorry that we cannot say  auything kind' of the postal service  to the Yukon, but really it is an  aggravation. When the N. W.- M.  P. could carry the mails last winter,  we had a service at which we could  not grumble. . And that reminds us  that the N. M. VV. P. have not yet  received pay for that work. But  here iu the broad daylight  nightless month we  mails handled with reasonable dispatch.  Wliole ages seem to roll around  before letters mailed here get to their  destination. Men become " feeble  and helpless and old" before an  answer comes back.' They feel that  all their friends have died or become  blind when waiting for the long-expected letters.  All winter long we yearned for  letters and papers that never came.  When the spring opened we expected some more. Letters did come,  and later the reluctant newspapers  began to arrive. Sack after sack of  wet pulp  was  poured  out here by  They plow-  reference to the mail, when it does  get here it is'given to the public as  :ast as possible. ��� But again' the department ,is too economical, ��� for it  does not pay the local postofnee  officials enough for ter work.  the P.  -THE���  P.  Go.?  Nuggets are so frequent uow-a-  days that it is almost a chestnut to  chronicle Ifheir appearance.  r  California,  '49*  Australia,  '59*      ���  Comstock,  '69.       ,  Leadville,  '79*      '  Transvaal,  '89.'  Atlin, '99.  PAKSONS' PRODUCE -CO.  With headquarters'al Winnipeg, Man., and branches at  if ���  Exeter, Ont., Vancouver, B. C, Victoria,  Nelson, B. C, Rossland. B. C,        ,      Atlin, B.  Bennett,* B. C, -    '  Dawson, Yukon Territory.  The largest Produce Business in the Canadian Northwest.  full line of all kinds of Groceries and,Supplies.    Goods second  Orders,promptly'and carefully executed.   ���  First  Street.       .. Atlin,  B.   C.  c.;  Carry a  to none,  B.   C.  The politicians in Canada and  the United States are engaged in  making a few grand'stand plays  over the Alaskan boundary. After  they have convinced themselves that  they have convinced the people that  the said politicians are all right the  matter will be submitted to, arbitration and the whole affair' settled.  It is as reasonable to expect trouble  over this affair as sincerity iii a  politician. .  A recent issue of the Seattle Post-  Intelligencer contained the following startling headline: !'Canada  .���spoiling for War." The article  purported- to be a despatch from  Ottawa announcing that the Liberals aud Conservatives were willing  to ' form a coalition to resent the  attitude of the United States on the  Alaska boundary question; also  that both leaders indulged in very  warlike talk. Most people in these  parts understand how  much faith  '< ��  to put in anything the P--I. prints.  to enforce the law. An abortive  experiment would evidently in its  result lie fatal to temperance. There  is great danger in identifying the  cause of liquor with that of liberty.  Such, certainly, would be the effect  of the attempt' of the minority, or  even of a small majority, to coerce  the tastes and habits of their fellow-  citizens by the strong hand of the  law. In the meantime the unwritten ��� law, more powerful than any  written enactment, operates with  ever-increasing force. -. The drunkard is under the'ban of society ; he  forfeits reputation ; he ��� forfeits marriage ; he forfeits his bread. No  act of Parliament could impose penalties so severe m "these, or half so  certain to be exacted. Meantime  voluntary organization ��� and effort,  which a prohibitory law would supersede, 'continue to exert their  power for good. In, the legal repression of public excess and disorder, we'are, of course, of one mind.  LIST YOUR  LOTS AT  Rant & Jones,  ���   ' OLDEST ���  ESTABLISHED  ,     , BROKERS  .  "   ' ' '        OF ATLIN.   ���'  Agents for the John Irving ,Na-  gatioh Company.  Pearl St., Atlin, B. C.  Government Assay Office.  The Vancouver Board of Trade  gives notice that the government of  British'1 Columbia have established  an office in Vancouver and that the  banks and merchants will negotiate  the certificates issued by the govern-,  ment assayer.  CHARLES E. TISDALL,  [  President:  COMMUNICATIONS.  of  cannot get our  the disgusted officials,  ed through the fragments and discovered that their dates were August  of 1898, and all the*months since  then. Then the official wrath arose  and they were cast out.  Then whole warehousefulls of  papers began to arrive, seventy-five  and a hundred sacks at a time ;  they, too, were dated from about  August, 1898, and on.- From them  we learn that the Spanish-American  war is over, and other late news.  A long-suffering public will stand  much, but the mail service is a vital  matter, and trifling with it will  cause trouble. Isolated as we are  the least the department or the Government can do is to give us as good  a mail serviie as it can. If it fails  to do so it must be held accountable.  The trouble is that the department is trying to do the work too  cheaply, and it suffers in consequence.    Fortunately we can savin  AN ANSWER, DESIRED.  To the-Editor of The Claim:  Sir,���Allow   me,   x through    the  columns of your paper, to ventilate  a few facts about the postal delivery  at Atlin.    On the 20th day of July  I sent an order .to Atlin  post office  for mail; also a request'to send my  mail to Pine.    The mail arrived in  Pine on  the  24th.    I visited the  office   and   was 'told by  the postmaster   that   there   was   no1 mail  matter for me.    Expecting an important letter I set out for Atlin and  asked at the  post office for mail,  with no better result than in Pine.  On the 28th I received. five letters  in   Pine   post   office,   two bearing  bearing Atlin post mark of the 13th  and three of the  22nd.    Can  anyone  give   an   explanation   why a  letter should remain  15 days in an  office when  the owner repeatedly  iuquired  for  thail?    The  explanation should  come from the postal  authorities either iii Atlin or Pine.  The   press   of business   cannot in  either place be so great as to prevent timely delivery of letters, and  anyone   who   has   frequented   the  post office at Atlin can see that the  amount of time wasted in  courtesy  is  not   great.    The    detaining   of  letters in an office shows neglect on  some ones part and should be rectified. Yours respectfully.  D. J. Cochrane.  Pine, July 28, 1899.  BYSTANDER  ON   PROHIBITION.  Bystander, (Prof. Gold win Smith)  in the Farmer's Sun, says:    "The  repeal of the Scott Act  iu Brome  county by  a large  majority shows  that even the light vote cast under  the plebiscite in favor of prohibition  is unreliable and confirms Mr. Charlton's  opinion   that   the  Dominion  Government, if it legislated in favor departure of troops and supplies for  of prohibition,   would  be powerless the campaign in the Phillipines  NEWS   NOTES.  At last accounts the street car  stiikes in New York and Cleveland  still continue as fierce as ,ever.  , The Toronto Board ,of Control  has recommended many increases  iu civic salaries, the dargest being  that of City Treasurer Coady, $1,400  making it'$4,000 now. .  - The . Manitoba Legislature has  passed, the ^second-reading of the  bill to1 ratify the agreement with the  Manitoba & Northwestern Railway  Co., by which the Government  takes over half a million acres of  land as security for moneys advanced. The Premier' announces  the policy of selling thecland only  to actual settlers. The land is considered worth $3' an acre, being  selected out of a total of 2,700,000  acres, mostly in the Province, but  partly in the Territories. The Premier' expects to have the land in  the market next May or June, when  having the advantage of settlement  around, and being good for settlement, it will be rapidly taken.  Joseph Bordeau, aged 17, porter  on the steamer Keenora, was drowned at Little Falls on Rainy River,  on Tuesday Night by falling from  thetboat. 'The body was not recovered.  . The Allan and Dominion Lines  have lost the contract for carrying  the Canadian transatlantic mails  which the former has held almost  since the fifties, sharing it however  with the Dominion Line in recent  years.' The contract has been given  to the Elder-Dempster line and that  company will employ on it the twin  screw steamers* Montfort, Monterey  and Monteagle. The three boats  are high-speed freight boats of almost equal speed to the boats which  have been carrying the mails. The  port of call has also been changed  from Moville to Queeustown. It is  understood that it is the intention  of the Elder-Dempster Line to put  high-speed boats on the line in the  near future.  President Shaughnessy of the Canadian Pacific railway is accredited  with' having said in St. Paul that  his line was seriously considering  plans for an extension to the Alaskan gold fields. ,  Seattle has been made a port of  PINE TREE HOTEL.  ' ,   DISCOVERY, Bi'c.  When you come'to Discovery   ,   .  Take shelter under the  TREE.  *    ' , * Finest of Liquors.  Good stabling.  '  ,  .' CHAS. R. OUBRIDGE, Mgr.  Good dining room run *" '*  in connection. ��� '  H. CANCELLOR, Caterer.  ..HOTEL   RUSSELL..  First-Class Goods  And   First-Class ��� Service.  Pates Reasonable.  f        ^ t  1   Choice Wines,  Liquors and Cigars.  JAS.   H.   RUSSELL,.  Proprietor'  A ITKEN & STRANAHAN,,  Painters.  *      -   . '  Neat and  artistic signs  able rates. *  at reason-  John Irving Navigation Co.  Direct line of steamers .  between  Atlin   and   Bennett.  The'  STEAMER  "SCOTIA"  Makes close connections with the  STEAMER  For  "GLEANER  Bennett.  ...THE KOOTENAY...  *   Furnished Rooms and  Grill Room in connection.  HAYWOOD    &    BYRON,  Proprietors. 'if
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The. Great Agnostic Dies Suddenly of Apoplexy. ?
A Gem From From His Many
- Speeches.
to day to that horizon, where the
dusk is waiting for the "night. At
last, sitting by the holy hearth of
home-as evening's, embers change
from red to gray, he falls asleep
within the arms of her he worshipped
and adored, feeling upon his pallid
lips love's last and holiest kiss.'
Col.Kobt. G. Ingersoll died sud
denly of apoplexy' at his home at
Dobb's Ferry on the afternoon of
July 21. The name of Ingersoll is
known wherever the English* language is spoken.. Whatever one
ma}'think of' his beliefs or disbeliefs all fair-minded men , will' concede that he resigned a brilliant political life by his adherence to'ag-
, nosticism. The following gem,"
from among hundreds he has given
utterance to; we reproduce:
Born of love and hope, of ec'stacy
und   pain, of agony  and   fear,   'of
tears and joy—dowered   with the
wealth of two   united hearts—held
in happy arms, with lips upon life's
drifted   font,   blue-veined  and fair,
where  perfect  peace   finds' perfect
form—r.ocked   by  willing feet and
> wooed to  shadowy shores of sleep
by  siren   mother  singing  soft and
low—looking  with' wonder's   wild
aud startled eyes at common things
of life  and  day—taught by want
'   and   wish .and  contact   with   the
things that touch the dimpled flesh
of babes—lured by light and flame
and charmed   by  colors wondrous
robes—learning  the use  of hands
and feet, and by the^ love of mimicry   beguiled to   utter, speech—releasing   prisoned    thoughts'  from
crabbed and curious marks on soiled
aud  tattered   leaves—puzzling the
brain   with  crooked  numbers 'and
their   changing,   tangled   worth—
and so through years of alternating
day  and • night,   until  the  captive
grows familiar with the chains and
walls and limitations of a life.
And time runs on iii sun ..and
shade, until the one df all the world
is wooed and won, and all the lore
of love is taught and learned again.
Again a home 'is built with the
chamber wherein faint dreams, like
cool and shadowy vales, divide the
billowed hours of love. Again, the
miracle of a birth—the pain and joy,
the kiss of welcome and the cradle
song drowning the drowsy prattle
of a babe.
And then the sense of obligation
and of wrong—pity for those who
toil and weep—tears for the imprisoned and despised—love for the
generous dead, aud in the heart the
rapture of a high resolve.
And then ambition with its lust
of pelf and place and power, longing to put upon its breast distinction's worthless badge. Then keener
thoughts of men and eyes that" see
behind the smiling mask of craft—
flattered no more by the obsequious
cringe of gain and greed—knowing
the uselessness of hoarded gold—of
"honor bought from those who charge
the usury of self-respect—of power
that only bends a coward's knee
and forces from the lips of fear the
lies of praise, knowing at last the
unstudied gesture of esteem, the
reverent eyes made rich with honest
thought and holding high above
all other things—high as hope's
great throbbing star above the darkness of the dead—the love of wife
and child aud friend.
Then locks of gray, and growing
love of other days and half-remembered things—holding the withered
hands of those who first held his,
while, over dim and loving eyes
death softly presses down the lids
of rest. And so, locking in marriage
vows his children's hands and crossing others on the breasts of peace,
with daughter's babes upon his
lenees, the white hair mingling with
the gold, he journes's on from day
One Will be Laid Shortly-Telephone
Communication on the Creeks.
• Geo. Rice, of Rice & Hastie
arrived on Thursday's boat. With
him he brought the wire and' instruments for the Atliii Light and
Power Company'. The.poles being
already up between here and Pine,
it is expected the wire will lie strung
and the line in operation by Monday. Mr. Rice states it is aot the
intention of the company to stop
there. They will continue tlie line
to Surprise, furthermore, all the
creeks,in the district will be tapped
and telephone communication established. This is a most important
undertakings and will result in great
benefit to Atlin. They also intend
laying a cable between here and
Taku.-1 - Mr. Rice says that Juneau
is the most prosperous city on the
north coast. .Porcupine 'is also
looking up.* He is very sanguine
of the future of Atlin, and thinks
that next summer will see this town
in „a flourishing condition. .The
district has been given/a bad name,
and it can only be dissapated by a
substantial output of gold. The
shipments which have already been
made by his firm are having a good
effect and by the time the season's
output has been distributed through
various channels to tlie cities on
Puget sound and the news goes out
to the world the croakers will not
find further audience.    .
„' Skagway, - Alaska.
Provisions, Fancy Groceries,, Hardware,
.   .   Clothing, Boots and Shoes   .    ."
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Write Us for, Quotations     'Or 'Order Goods Sent C. O. I).
i- .    Privilege  of Inspection. ■  ' *
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Canadian Bank...
....of Commerce
Has moved to new offices
Corner Second and Pearl Streets.
Thoroughly Equipped Assay
Office in Connection.
Royalty  on Gold.
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Notice is hereby given that tlie royalty "of
1 per cent, on ull gold extracted is now payable for the quarter ending .Time 80, 1899.
All parties concerned are required to pay
same within 14 days from date. Necessary ;
affidavits may he obtained at tho office of
the Gold Commissioner.
Atlin, B. C., July IL 1899.
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Dear Sir : We have pleasure to
inform you that'since'the last issue
of The- Claim, a furtlier, sample of
rock has been- assayed from our
British America group of mineral
claims on Slate Mountain, resulting
in'$242 to the'ton, free gold. The
assay was made by the' Bank of
British North America, and no gold
was visible to the naked eye. Since
then, however, good sized specks of
free gold can be frequently seen
when breaking up the stone, and
values appear to be improving.
Quite a number of visitors have
been to the spot, and all the available ground in the vicinity has been
taken up.
Pine City.     Pearse & Byass.
Gold Assayed, Purchased or
Taken on 'Consignment.
Exchange sold on all the principal points, in Europe, the United
States and Canada.
Court,   of .Vancouver,
holden at Atlin.
County Court, will ho.held nt the town of
Atlin, on Friday, the Uth day of August
next, at the hour of 10 o'clock ,!■! the forenoon.     ' '     '     '    '' r -. ,)'-.<-
.E. M. NY WOODS, Registrar.   -
J. B. Charleson says the telegraph line into Dawson will be
completed sometime in October.
a (Some distance after Kipling-.)
(Suggested "by  an  experience   during" the
Grua engagement.)
Whenever I go to the plaj house I sit in the
endmost chair,
So little I reck of the rubber neck or t'ie
girl with the Eiffel hair,
But, oh ! nt each fall of the curtain, ordained
by some law accurst,
A portly wretch on  the quarter stretch  is
seized by a raging thirst ;"
He walks all over my  Trilbys ;   he jumps on
my cherished corn;
His lumbering tread w ould arouse the dead
fnr better than Gabriel's' horn.
By his shoes will ye know the monster, box-
toed, brutal and square,
And make ye  no truce' with Abig-foot, tlie
man that walks like a bear.
County   Court,   of   Vancouver,
Holden at  Bennett.
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County Court •« ill be held at the town of
Bennett on Monday the 14th day of August
next, at the hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon.
E. M. N. WOODS, Registrar.
A. R.
Newly Furnished, *
■ Eirst-Class Accommodations.
Wines, Liquors, Etc.
McDONALD, Proprietor,
Discovery St. and First Avenue.
'     AND   LAUNDRY..
Equipped Establishment,
in Atlin. .    ' * .,
Lake Street, near Sawmill.
I'<1 rather be hit by the trolley, tlio' it
ed me limb from limb,
Yea! let me be caught 'ueath the;juggeruiuit
but keep me away from him.
Ono night at the fall of the curtain, he took
mo by surprise:
I was reading ads in the program;   I did not
lift my oyeb.
Nouroraud neurer he tottered;  he hoisted
his hoof and then—
I have not waltzed with women;   I probably
won't again.
So mark, when tho orchestra tooteth;   then
is the time to beware!
Take ye no chance on Abig-foot, tho man
that walks like a bear!
Good Liquors,
* -   Good Wine's
and Cigars.
Beds and Meals a Specialty.
- ■ Proprietors.
The biggest house in Atlin.
Everything first-class.
Thagard   &   Turney,   Proprietors.
The British Hostelry
LOG  OABIN,   B.   G.
A spot .where the weary sojourner
can find rest.
Applications1 fop Land.
Notice is lierebs' given that thirty days
after da**e I intend to apply to the Commissioner of Lands und Works for a lease of five
acres of land for ^garden purposes, commencing at a stake No. 1 near where a slough
enters the north oide of Piue creek and distant about one half mile from the lake, being 172 yards northerly from stake No. 1 and
140 j arils westerly.
Atlin, May 26,1899.
The bathsore equally as good as found in
cities.   Side entrance for ladies.
LINK & PRATT, Props., Fir«,t Street.   ,
Swiss Watchmaker,
Has charge of government instruments.    First street, Atlin.
In Medical Hall.
Funeral   Director   and
Third and Discovery,    Atlin, B. C.
Bodies Embalmed for Shipment a Specialty
Orders on short notice.
All kinds of Funeral Supplies at reaaoii-
nble rates.
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(MtMf Utt4U.KlW*M¥tttnU.UV'ti icnu ATLIN,   li. C,   SATURDAY,   AUGUST   5,    1899.  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  L,      J       fc  it'V;.*-'-  Uliiclii'lt i'c Co.-Paints, oils ami vur  Tli n re ure do���'s to liui'ii in A till  Mciliriil Hull fin- My paper.  isli.K  just, now.  Uhicliott A Co. ���li'ine twcuil siiltsiiud punts.  '       li'ull Slock  ol   Patent  Medicines.   Dockrill  A- Co.  Shipment   ol  new   goods  jiisl   arrived   at  Medical Hull, First sti-oct.  Kine   lot   ol   conlectionery,   just   arrived.  Uookrill & Co. ( o  ,       Insect   powder of  all  kinds.���W.'R. l)o\'k-  rill&Co.  McDonald's nuw hotel was opened Tuesday  night, at Pine.  The Merchants Hunk of ll;illfu.\ oponod u  branch at Pino on Friday.  A small fleet of small steamers huvu arrived  at Taku harbor this wouk.  Hob McCutosh "Juis starti; 1 a livur\* stulile  at Pino and is doin r u good business.  Iron mortal's for grinding quartz.���W. li.  Dockrill & Co., the Leu ling Druggists.  V. Clem brought in during the week an  b 1-2 ounce nugget oil' No. 1 above on McKee.  Another big snow saila'l fur Dawson this  week. Part oi her cargo was made ol liund-  sleds. , '  New Goods at Cuminiugs & Richardson's.  Fine Tweed Suits, Hoots and Shoes and Felt  lints.  Daw sou papers to hand report that both  the Cape Nome and Big Salmon strikes are  failure-,.  Many of,.the sporting fraternity wont, to  Pine on Tuesday to represent their hluck-  jack claims.  ' A'floor will be put in tho B. M. P. A. tent.,  at Pine, and weekly dances wiil be given, commencing next week.  It is expected a largo number will take in  the excursion up the lake on the steamer  Scotia to-morrow,   r  Fresh Eggs, $14.00 per case: Potatoes und  Onions $13,110 per 100 lbs., at Bluekctt & Co.'s  Iron Store, First Street.  Mr. Allan, of Allun & Campbell, the boot  and shoe merchants, intends moving to Pine,  where lie will open up on'Tuesday next.  'Church of England services will be held  at corner Trainor and Third streets un Sunday at 11 a. in. aud !i p. m., and at Discovery  at 7:80 p. in.  John Cummiugs, of the firm of Cuminiugs  A Richardson, lias returned from a trip to  tlie Sound, where he went to purchase additional stock.,  Pine Creek was like a bee hive on Tuesday,  nil creek and a' large number of bench claims  being represented. Consi leruble rostakiug  w as done principally at the source of Willow.  ftsv. Mr. Dickey, first Presbyterian missionary to tlie Yukon, is in town, tlie guest  of Mr. Pringle. Mr. Dickey has many friends  here who will be glad to renew* acquaintance  miule in Skaguay.  L. Lew is, the Fir.-t street liquor ineivhuut,  arrived fro'n Dawson during the week. Mr.  Lewi-, intends moving his tobacco stock from  hero to Daw son, and will dispose ot his liquor  at re luuetl prices. _  '  ( Services will be hslil iu the First Presbyterian church, corner Tiiiid and Discovery  streets, on Snnd'ij at 10:3.) u. m.', uud 7:*.!l) p.  m. Sunday school at 2:.M p., in. llev. John  Pringle, B. A., ininistur.  Jus. H. Russell has bought out the ice house  near Sinclair's sawmill, in which* is stored  nri tons oT ice. He intends, retailing itatl' ,c  tier pound. Orders muj be left with Bnlmer  & Walker, corner Second .mil Pearl.  Mr. Billett, bus met with considerable success in his canvass for subscriptions towards  the, price of an organ for the Church of England, und it is expected ttuit the instrument  will be in the church hglore very Ion ;.  At the Vancouver assay office July 2,1th,  *57fi,O00 worth of gold w as handled. Twenty-  four different lots of gold were received  . during the day, in all weighing 1,300 ozs. The  largest individual lot left at the office was  251 o/.k\  The Masonic Club at Discovery will give a  Social on Wednesday evening, Aug. !lth. " A  fine program will he presented, to which nil  Masons and friends aro invited This Club  will hold a basket picnic at tho falls in u few  weulc.s ol" wnicli notice will appear latjr.  There i�� lilcely to bu ti split in the northern  steamboat combination Unit plys between  the Sound cities and Skuguuy. It appcar.s  that, contrary to agreement, the American  stcamboatn have been encroaching on Canadian trade, which was considered tliu preserves of the Cauuiliiiu bouts.  We hud tho pleasure .of viowing a copper  specimen tho other day, siiid to bo found in  this neighborhood, tlmt is very rieli. It  weighed about thirty pounds and wusulino.st  entirely native copper. Tho ledge will be  prospected a little more ami tho owners may  thou give more information regarding it.  Tlio Atlin General Hospitulyhus opened a  Free Public Dispensary for the treatment  und benefit of indigent patients who are unable to puy doctor's foes for advice and consultations, this having beeu rendered possible  by an endowment they received from tho  Government. Tlie hospital report ending  August 1st, for four mouths, shows one hundred nnd eighteen patients have been admit (Pel.  The  Commissioner   Will  Next' Week.  Finish  -THE���  Merehcaots Hank of-Halifax  Paid  Up  Intends to Leave for Bennett on  * August 12.  After almost two months ol constant work  Judge Irving has succeeded iu clearing up  tlio disputes brought I info re him. Next week  will 11 ud all the cases disposed of. Tt is essential that all who have papers or other  documents not required to bo hold, should  appear burly iu the week, us tlie Judge loaves  for Bennett Saturday, w'liero lie will hold  County Court.  kkidav, JULY 28.  Northwest staking, .1 li below* on Pino.���  Charles Chriscader takes tho lower 100 foet.  Tn No. 17 below, 15. Dalton takes tlio upper  100 foot. Tn No. HO above George Dolph takes  the upper 100 foot. Tho title to tlie remainder  of these 250-foot locations not being before  tlie Commissioner, was not doult with. Nos.  27, 28 and 29 ubovo were settled by tho parties  out of court. '  Tn the remaining Northwest cases, the parties practically came to settlement beloro  entering court, and whut may bo termed  consent orders were made. This was the  case in Nos. 10 and -17 below, 27, 28, 29 and 110  above on Pine, as well us the Lovely Dove,  Clearwater, Eldorado and Willow sets.  'J.UEBDAY, A.U(.. 1.  f ' ,  This, tlie first day of tho open season, was  a light one for the Commission, which has  beeu .working pretty continuously since  about the middle of June.. A great number  of cases have been disposed of iu that time,  the object of the Commissioner evidently  being to have all the involved claim-, in sliupi'  for repreientation day. Only a few* mi or  cases wero on the list, uud they cropped up  only at the last moment, so that there now  remain only the finishing touches necessary  to complete the work of tha Commission.  Marsh vs. Morse, the Hope Creek claim om  Pine. This claim was staked on tlie iitb ol  August, 1898, by u man named Sheppard, for  Nellie Marsh, but no record was ever obtained  for it and it was shown in evidence that th2  claim had been left practically without representation until this spring. In the meantime David Scheller had relocated and recorded the claim under tlie same name. It  was sold by Scheller to a man named Patterson, and eventually transferred to Dr. Morse,  The Commissioner confirmed-the record  granted, vesting the title -in Morse, but did  not give any order for costs against the petitioner, Nellie Marsh. L*. '       ,  In Nos. 25 aud 20 above, Dr. Turner for himself and as administrator of the estate of  Mrs. Turner, was .given 100 feet, the remainder of the 2.")0 feet locations being allotted to  those who staked under the Hritish Columbia laws, according* to priority.  Monroe vs. McRae.' This was a petition ot  Mrs. Margaret Monroe, in respect of tlie  Perth bench claim on Spruce, against Thos.  Macrae, w ho located the same ground as the  Marie Margaret. The petition of Mrs. Monroe was dismissed, but w ithout any order  tor costs being made.  __ THURSDAY,  AUG. !!.  Huukin vs. Miner. Haukiu ob'taiued his  free miner's license on the 5th of June hist,  and located Miner's claim on tlie following  day. Miner, taking the matter as a joke,  threw aside the stakes. An order was made  cancelling Hankiu's record and forbidding  him trespassing on the ground but in view  of the fact that Mr. Minor had in a previous  action respecting this ground, stated that  there were no adverse stakes on it, the Commissioner did not grant him an order for  costs, but advised Haukiu, who is .quite a  lad, to start out now with a clean reputation  and keep off staked ground.  INCORPORATED   IS'IO.  CAPITAL     -     - , $2,000,000.00  Rest   -   -   -   '-   -   -   -   -   -  ,-   -   -   - $1,250,000.00  A  general 'Banking   business   transacted.      Gold   Dust- assayed  purchased.       ; ,       . ,'    , ''  Drafts issued and money transferred to any part of the world.  Tiie First Bank to Onen in Atlin.  A Branch has been opened In Pino City."    Gold Dust Purchased.  W. A. SPENCER    -    -    -     Manager Atlin Branch.'   ' '  and  P. burns e* CO  Wholesale   -  1  Corner  and  -  FlKST    AN'I)  Retail   -  Pearl   Streets.  09  Butchers.  Builders' Hardware, Miners' Supplies,  Tinware,  Graniteware,  Etc., Etc. '  TINSHOP'IN  CONNECTION.    "'  KIRST'STREET,  1        *.-'���  & CO. (Limited.)  ATLIN, B. C.  ' TIIE ��� GRANU  HOTEL    ���  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH,   EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN   FIRST-CLASS MANNER.   '       '     ���  Rice & HastieJ Proprietors;' David,Hastie,' Manager.  Corner of First and Discovery Streets.  RETIRING   FROM  '....;BU.SlNESS.,.,V.y-..  The undersigned is aboirt to remove his stock of Tobaccos,- Cigars  and Cigarettes to Dawson City, and is selling out his stock of  Liquors at largely Reduced Prices.  Come earlv  and secure a bargain.  THE PASSENGER LIST.  Tlie following is the list of passengers ar  rived iu Atlin during the past week on the  Scotia:  Saturday, July 29��� Robt. Ball, W. Warms-  ley, W. H. Marrett. A. L. Remick, Thos. Tug-  well, A. Brown. 13. E. Bull, D. Ker. Mrs. W. O.  Knittlo, A. J. Baker, li.'J. Proult, A. J. Ro-  slion, S. A. Oler, L. Lewis.   l  Tuesday, Aug. 1.���W. H. Tolan. Jas. Nolan,  H. Butler, T. P. Patton, Dr. Lindsay, Miss  Gardner, J. Wliitty. Mr. aud Mrs. W. Hayes,  A. Calpert, J. R. Boegle, II. C. Diss, J. Collins.  IS   LEWIS,  First Street,  Atlin, B. C.  In exchange for the best ,guii in Atlin.  Double barrel, breech louder; shot and rille  combined; short and light: canvas case;  rille and shot shells, and complete loading  tools tor each. Will allow 520 per ounce for  nuggets for jewelry.   Call at  B. R. Van De'usen's Carpenter Shop,  North First Street, Atlin.  FOR SALE.  " The Prettiest Place, in Atliii," (so-called  by hundreds) is now for sale. Lots 7 and 8 iu  Block 17, situate on Lake street, by the shore  of beautiful Lake Atlin. Also Lot 17 in Block  5 (50x100 foet, with an alley on side and rear)  situate on 4th street, near Discovery Ave.  These lots are all improved.  Apply to- S. A. SMYTH B. *  Atliii, B.C.. Aug. -Ith, 1899.  Quito a quantity of eordwooil litis been  floated olf by the high wator in tho hike iu  the neighborhood of Taku lately.  The privy council of England, in  the case of Briden vs. the Union  Colliery Company, has ruled that  the province has not power to prohibit Chinese from working under  ground in coal mines.  President Mellen, of the Northern  Pacific, announces that Seattle will  have a fine new depot as soon as its  construction can be: arranged for.  IMSON'S VARIETY STORE.  Tlie latest styles in Costumes, Bicycle Skirts,  Shirt Waists, Huts und Millinery.  Between Rant and Watson.  R.  HAYNES,  DENTIST,  Will bo in  Atliii  for about a week longer  All work guaranteed.  Office: Corner Pearl and Third Streets.  AMERICANS,  ATTENTION.  American citizens who hold free miners'  certificates will learn something to their advantage by calling upon L. JF. Shaw, representing Col. James Hamilton Lewis, at his  office iu Discovery, opposite II. C. Hotel.  This is important to those concerned.  QTOTEL   O. - K.  .Choice AVines, ,  v Liquors and Cigars. c      >  First Avenue.       \   WM. CUROE,  Munager  Job 'Printing*  In about ten days The Claim  will be in a position,to do. all kinds  of job work, such as Letterheads,  Billheads, Statements, Cards, Envelops, Dodgers, etc.  ALLAN & CAMPBELL  Have received a shipment  of  Ladies'. Misses" and  Ghildrens' Fine Footwear  Also  Fine Boots and Shoes,  Rubber Boots, Miners' Prospectors in endless Varietym  Will renjove to Pine Mondav.


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