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 i; I  *!���  VOL.   3*  -ATLIN. B. C, SATURDAY, AUG.    4, 1900.  NO. 66.  F. C. McFeely and Co.  Have Just Received a Full Line of '    ' '  NAILS,  PLAIN   BUILDING    PAPER,   CARBONIZED   ROOKING  PA'PICK, WINDOWS,  UOOKS,   I50IL1CU OIL,  W.IIITK LKAU,  ���   BROWN   AN11   BLACK   JAPAN,   SriOVKLS,   PICKS,   STIiKL,    UK ILLS,  kusu and caps, and everything in the building and mining line.  BARGLASSWARE, GROCERY, GRANITEWARE, TINWARE and  WALL PAPERS.  Corner of Kirst and Pearl Street, ' ATLIN*  Do yoci want  A good suit of clothes, a hat  <.. or a.pair of shoes, or anything in  Dry goods or Groceries,  PATENT MEDICINES OR .STATIONERY? .  The largest stock, best selection at reasonable prices at  BLACKETT & CO.       ^firsts" atlin  GIANT VS. ROCKER.  The Stipendiary Magistrate s  court was crowded to the limit last  Saturday-morning, when evidence  was heard in the .Oueen-Brackett  assault case on Willow Creek.  Wm. Queen pleaded his own case,  while Mr. Grant ~ appeared for de:  fendant.   ,  Mr. Queen stated he   was  a- free  . miner by occupation and a resident  of Atlin. " He located on ' the 25th  January, 1899, the creek placer  claim known as the "Alice" on  Willow creekf holding- theii-a^fice  miners' certificate.  The next witness was Commissioner Graham, who produced the  original record, handed- to him by  the Special Commissioner, * Placer  Mining Record 33, v,l.   37,   certifi-  ' cate 2596A. Order of judge and  plan also produced.  Geo. A. Brackett sworn, (called  by Mr. Queen):���You know the defendant, T. T. Brackett? I do. Is  he your son? Yes sir. Has he  lived with you at- home? Yes sir.  Is he in your employ? He is one of  lhe company. Then the defendant  is one .of the company? Yes sir.  What is the name of the company?  Atlin Willow Creek Gold Mining  Co. Who is the manager and  president of the company? I am.  You do all the business connected  with the company? Yes. Is your  son a shareholder or stockholder?  Yes, a stockholder. What stock  does he hold? I will not answer..  Is he not in your employ as an individual? He is in the employ of  the company. Under your directions? Yes sir. Is he under sal:  ary? Yes sir. Did you send him  to Willow creek to prevent me from  working on ground there? No sir,  I did not know of it.  Wm. Queen, to the Court:���On  Saturday, 28th of this month, (Saturday last,) about 2 o'clock in the  afternoon, T. T. Brackett came up  to me where I was working on the  "Alice"   placer claim, as per record  and re-record,   and   ordered   me   to  cease work.    The  words   he  used  were: "I came   up here to put  you  off this ground."    I asked him for  his,< authority.    He told me he was  sent to do it. Tasked him by whom,  but  he would not tell me.   ,1 asked  him if he had any papers   to  show  and what he proposed   to  do.     He  said he had not.    I asked if he was  bringing 'an   officer  or  if he were  sent by an officer, and he  said   no.  I told -him   to   be  very  careful  ol  what he was doing, .for  I   was   on  my own ground.  ,  I told him I had  got it-surveyed-by   the  surveyor,  and knew where I was working.    I  asked him again by what authority  he came to do this. He fold me he had  consulted   all the authorities in Atlin   and Discovery, and if I wanted  to see Judge Woods,he was at their  place at Discovery, and I could see  what   he   would   do   for   me.     He  came  down- to  the  hole  where   I  was working to  take   hold of my  rocker,   saying he was going to upset it, and I told him  if he  was   I  would strike him   with  ni)'  shovel  to   protect   my  interests.    I  again  cautioned him   to  stay  back,   aud  not.interfere with my property, told  him that if he  thought  I  was  on  his property to go and get  a  surveyor and have the claim surveyed,  and  if   I   was   on   his  property   I  would leave at once.    Then  I  put  down my shovel on the ground and  the first thing I  knew  he jumped  and caught the shovel and wrenched  it out of my hands  and   pulled me  down.    I held on as long as I could  and.then let go.    I   then  went  up  out of the hole and on to  the bank  to get  my pick,   and   he  ran after  me,   struck   me   in   the  back   and  landed  me  in   the bushes  on   my  face.      I am getting on to 60 years.  Then he took my pick from me and  took away the shovel, deprived me  of the use of both ol them   to  work  with, and then he picked up an old  axe that was  on   the  ground  and  went  down into tbe hole and upset  the rocker and the earth in it, picked it up, threw it out of the hole on  to the bank, took the axe that he  had , in his hand and smashed it all  into pieces. Exhibit C is part of my  rocker. , - There was another rocker  f had there, and lie smashed it also,  and said, 'Now you can go ,aud  .work "there; you can take the pan  if. you like.' The pan was no use  to work with.  To Mr.; Grant���He hit me on the  lower  part  of my   back  with   his  hands.    I went up on the  bank   to  get the   pick   to  defend  myself,   if  needed, "and go to work.    We  discussed tlie question   of titles.    He  said   it' had been given to the party  from   whom  he  bought  by Judge  Irving last year.    The question   as  to  cl*- im; having been before Judge  Irving did not come up.    I did not  say, "Damn the judge!"    He went  away after rocker was broken. ' Mr.  Duvalstarted to'rock' on   Monday.  I ���started "on  Thursday or  Friday,  and rocked on Saturday.      I do not  know what* portion of ground   Mr.  Brackett   claims.    Mr.   Justice  Irving told me that he would not cancel  my'record.    There was no dis-  pute as to property   until  Saturday  afternoon,,,   when     Mr.      Brackett  claimed it; as his  ground.    I  claim  it as mine and am in possession.    I  claim in all events the  actual  spot  where   I . was working on Saturday  last at the. time of the assault as my  ground.' :- The ground k.-.own as the  "Alice"    -placer claim  was   before  Judge Irving.     T claim the ground  first, because ��A din-Bennett--Act- is  disallowed; second, that  the judge  gave it to me after a second investigation1, and third, I claim it because  I staked it in January,   1899,   and  recorded in January, 1899, aud  rerecorded   in   January,    1900,   aud  complied with all the conditions  of  the'Placer   Mining  Act  of British  Columbia   from  that   time  to  the  present.  Mr. Duval,'sworn: I know situation of "Alice" mineral claim on  Willow creek. I know where stakes  were last. I saw where you were  working last Saturday. As far as  my knowledge goes about that  property, I think it is yours. According to the decision of Justice  Irving the property would be Mr.  Queen's. ' Last summer I staked  the Quebec fraction.  To .Mr. Grant���I sold Quebec  fraction to Mr. Brackett. 1 will  swear that he was not working 011  Brackett's grmnd. Queen's claim  is towards Discovery from Brackett's claim. It is over 100 ieet wide.  Mr. Queen was working within  Quebec stakes. Did not sell any  ground on Quebec fraction west of  my stakes. Am a railroad man and  miner. Was on the C. P. R. and  W. P. & Y. R. Am a freighting  clerk. S.takes were on claim on  Saturday night. I sold to Brackett for Mr. Lindsay. Brackett told  me, since' assault, when we were on  the ground, showing me the spot  where Queeu was working: "That  is   where .Queen   was   working."  Brackett claims the whole ground,  and he told me on Saturday night  that he was mistaken about it.  Wm. E. Gibson, sworn: I know  T.1 T. Brackett.- I did not send him  up to see about stakes. I am one  of Brackett's company, and am employed by them. I am foreman. I  knew he was .going up the creek  but did not know what he was going to do. ' He told me what he  had done, He said he knew you  were on the company's ground., I  did not know that Mr. Brackett  was up to put you off the ground.  I had the first intimation when he  came aud told'me iu the afternoon.  .He said he put Mr. Queen off the  company's ground, but did not hurt  him.    He said he broke the rocker.  Mr. Grant then cited sec. 842 of  code, and' Judge Woods dismissed  the case for want 01 jurisdiction.  Quite a lively scene took place  outside of the police court when  Constable Heal proceeded to arrest  Wm.. Queeu, ror contempt of court.  It appears that the lattei gentleman  wasaddressing a number of persons  who had been "spectators at the  trial, and, it "is understood," made  several uncomplimentary remarks  about the judge and the manner in  which he had been dealt with. The  remarks, unfoitunately, were overheard by the judge, who was passing by at the. time. He Thereupon  instructed ' the constable to arrest  him���Queen���who in consequence  spent an hour aiid a half in custody.  Now, it appears, as the outcome  of this last chapter, Mr'. Queen intends bringing action against Judge  Woods,1 in the Supreme couit,  claiming $2,500 damages for false  arrest and imprisonment.  CLOSING OUT.  The  B.   A. Corporation Stores and  Buildings Taken Over by Mostyn  Williams.  We are iaa position to state that  Mr. Mostyn Williams, manager of  the Atlin Lake Mining Co., at present operating extensively on Birch  creek, and the possessors of large  interests in the vicinity of the Halfway House, where the company's  offices are situated, has bought out  the branch store of the B. A. Corporation at Pine.1 as well as the  hotel department of the comr anv at  Atlin. This latter will continue  under the able supervision ol Sandy  McPherson, and will, 'or ought'to  be, re-christened the Rothesay Bay.  The B. A. C. have other deals 011  hand Hearing consummation, but at  present it,is premature to particularize them further.  MONRO MOUNTAIN.  The Nanaimo mine on Monro  mountain is steadily shipping good  ore to the Anaconda stamp mill. A  '.'fault' occurred in the ledge lately, but it was picked up again with  a 13-foot exploring drive. The tunnel run in to catch the ledge at a  lower level has successfully encountered it, and the ore at preseut being crushed is from this part of the  mine.  1  ���J  uiaa!  I ��� SATURDAY, AUG. 4, 1900.  The   Atlin' Claim.  by  I'liblislivtl    every    Saturday   morning  The Atms Claim Puhmkhino Co.    ,  Office of publication:  fc'itci.d, L�� nvecii 'I minor and P( arl streets  AdvertisiiiR-Lrutos made known on upplicu-  ,   tion. -   <7'  The aubiscriptioii prico is $4 a year payable in advance. No paper will be delivered  unless these conditions nro complied with.  The striking of food pay gravel,  at a depth of 35 feet, on Gold Run,  ' , is an event  of more  than   passing  importance.    The creeks,  in which  working   for the precious metal has  been   hitherto  done,   are, 'in   their  very    nature,   short-lived   as "gold-  producers, and any district depending entirely on this phase of mining  has only  an  ephemeral   existence.  The classes of mining  which   give  11  camp  a' hold   on   futurity    are  -quartz and deep leads.      Hydraulic  mining, however profitable  it  may  be  to those immediately depending  on it, is, after the preliminary   outlay, of very little value to the business people of the district. As a rule  these companies  import their 'own  goods,   keep their own mess houses  and restaurants, and do not even give  the   local    banks   the   handling  of  their gold.     They may be properly  described as close corporations. The  whole reason for their existence,   as  defined and intended  by   our  lawgivers,   was  to work out aurifeious  gravels which could not possibly be  worked    by   the  individual miner  with his limited resources,   and the  _ scene of  their operations is expressly confined to abandoned ground or  ground   which   will   not   pay   for  manual working.   No one can deny  that  the  individual  miners, working    independently,   are  the  very  life-blood of a camp,   and,   as such,  are entitled to all the protection and  encouragement which can be given  them.    Their welfare is  the  paramount  issue.    The   indiscriminate  granting of hydraulic leases  whilst  the   mines are giving profitable employment    to   hundreds    of   men,  must be something in the natuie of  a  mistake.. The  hydraulic mens'  and   the  miners'   interests  are  always  antagonistic, aud never ceasing trouble is the  necessary  consequence.    The   richer  party  has  a  tendency to  ride  rough-shod  over  the others on the plea that his  expenditures    are  so  vast  compared  with  those of the  miner,  but that  plea  does   not. hold   good,   as  the  miners ir. the aggregate have  spent  far more money   than   all   the  hydraulics together.     In the new rush  to Gold Run, we  hope  to   see  the  claims   confirmed   to   the  miners.  Judging  by present appearances, it  means  steady  and    profitable  employment to hundreds   of men   for  years   to  come.    This  is   what is  wanted, and not ground made over  to hydraulic companies which iu so  many   cases ������ have    vital   flaws  in  their  make up,' either financially or  from v ant of water, dump or  some  other thing essential  to   their  success.    All    placer    ground    good  enough to pay  by   hand   working,  belongs undoubtedly   to the miners  who  are  able  and    willing  to so  work it.    That is  the  strict spirit  and intention of the  law, and   the  law is a just one.  likely to have any representation in  the Legislative Assembly during  the present session. Perhaps a  select committee maybe appointed  to look into the muddle and Messrs.  Clifford and Stables may yet occupy the seats, but is about an even'  wager whether they do or not, as  the.session, it is generally thought,,  will be a very short one, from three  to five weeks being the duration  gei.erally assigned to it by those  most competent to judge.  We fail to ,see how Captain I living's protest can be of any service  to that gentleman, He was a carpet-bagger before the election, although the fact was kept carelully  concealed, to hoodwink the voters.  Now that every, one knows it, a  new election would see him buried  so deep that his friends wouldn't  know where to place his tomb-'  stone.  1 British jrfmerka Corporation, ��1 J  ATLIN,   B.   C*  LARGEST AND BEST STOCK OF GENERAL  MERCHANDISE NORTH OF VANCOUVER.  ' .See our greatly reduced prices on all our winter stock.  See our prices on groceries. ��� Ladies' goods-a specialty.  Pine City branch now open,  A. H. STRACEY ARCHIE W., SHIELS,  Atlin Manager., ' Agent Atlin City.  THE GRANP  HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL TNTHE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN  EIRST-CLASS  MANNER^  French Restaurant in Connection  ��� .   t  '   Rick & Hastik,  Proprietors;    David Hastik,  Manager.  Corner of First and Discovery Streets.  WHITEHORSE TRIBUNE.  We have to hand the first cop\  of this paper. It is a four-pager,  six-column affair, bright aud newsy, price 15c. R. J. Burde is editor and manager, and^, promises an  an even better paper to his subscribers when things get settled  down into good running order. We  predict . the Tribune will score a  success.  IV. G* PAXTON,  NOTARY  PUBLIC.  OFFICE:  Corner of Third and Pear Street  Atlin,  B. C, opposite Government Buildings.  All kinds of mining papers made out.   Several years'  practical experience,.   OFFICE OF II. M's CUSTOMS.  By the latest accounts from Vic  toria, published elsewhere, it does  not  seem  that  Cassiar   district is  PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE.  The ninth Parliament of British  Columbia was opened with .unprecedented pomp aud style on the  19th Jul}-. A new governor and a'  new. government made their initial  bow-to the .public, simultaneously,  after a period- of turmoil and uproar which has been hitherto unparalleled in the history of the  Province.  Premier Dunsmuir and his colleagues were early in their places.  Hon. Mr. Eberts sat at his right,  Hon. Mr. Turner at his left, and  Hon. Messrs. Wells, Prentice and  McBride taking seats in the rear  rank in the order named.  At the eleventh hour Returning Officer Garvin succeeded in locating  1 he lost Cassiar ballot boxes at Skagway, and arrived with them on the  eve of the opening, fixing the official count for this morning, says  the Province of the 20th ult. Messrs  Clifford and Stables attended in  their own behalf, while Capt. Irving  entered a formal protest against the  count proceeding on the grounds:  (1) That the time for the return of  the writ had expired, and (2),' that  the balloting had been incomplete,  23 registered voters of Lome creek  Hazelton and Skidegate, having  had no opportunity of expressing  their views. The returning officer  ruled that the "objection must be  raised iu the courts and that the  count should proceed, whereupon  Capt. Irving retired, having named  as his special agent C. H. Gibson,  who also represented A. Godfrey.  The third ballot box had been  taken up when tlie commodore reappeared, accompanied by Deputy  Sheriff Siddall, to serve .upon the  returning officer an order of Justice  Drake,, restraining him from making  any returning of the count until  argument shall be heard on injunction proceedings to-morrow noon.  This was interpreted by  Mr.   Gar  vin as not debarring the continuation of the count, which was completed at 3 this afternoon, the totals  standing:  Clifford, 3T8;Stables, 277; Irving,  244; Godfrey, 198; rejected 34;  spoiled, 2; total vote polled 653.  In Bella Coola ten ballots- were  thrown out on account-.of' the deputy's stupidity, he having failed to  use the official stamp, while improperly writing in the voters' numbers  in a matiMer by which each might  be identified. Clifford and Irving  lost three elsewhere by marking  outside the circle, but the respective  standing of the candidates was unchanged. The Bella Coola blundering, with failure of the ' boxes  to reach Hazelton, Skidegate and  Lome Creek, made it possible for  Capt. Irving to have tied Stables,aud  this point will be pressed in the captain's application to void the election. In view of the court's restraining order, the returning officer  has formally refused to certify even  to Clifford's return.  Application to. Prospect for Goal.  - y"  Notice is hereby (riven that HO days after  date I intend to upply 'to the Chief Commissioner of Lands'and Works for permission  to prospect for coal on tho following- described tract of land, situate in the llnzli'tou  .sub-division of rhe district of Cnssinr: Com-'  niencin^ at a stake.marked "M. McP., N. E.  corner post," thence south 80chains; thpneo  west SOehains; thence north 81)chains,; thence  east 81) chains to point of coimnencoim'nt, '  and containing* 640 acres more or less.  M. MePHATTJiR (    ,  Manager Jubilee Mining & Development, Co.  Dated Atlin, B. C��� 2lst July, 191)0.  Canadian Bank...  ...of Commerce  Corner Second and Pearl Streets.  SHOCKED AT THE KILT.  The correspondent of the London  Daily Mail" at Las Palmas,  Grand Canary, reports that an officer of a Highland regiment arrayed  in a kilt created a sei.sation in Las  Palmas recently, and narrowly-  escaped arrest for being improperly  attired.  He had landed from the transport  Lake Erie, and on the promenade  and in the hotels the unusual sight  of a "man-petticoat" caused a  flutter among the local ladies.  "Girls turned their heads away  on seeing him pass," say the "El  Telegrafo," of Las Palmas, "and  screamed as if they had seen a  poisonous reptile. We noticed that  certain ones amused themselves  with an insane curiosity as to his  Scotch stockkgs."  After .describing the Highlander  as wearing a garment which "from  the waist downwards was a kind of  loin cloth that exposed half his  thigh," the "El Telegrafo censures  the Town Council for allowing any  one to appear in such guise.  Gold; Assayrd,;  Purchased or  Consignment.  Taken on  Exchange sold on all the princi  pal points in   Europe,, the  United  States and Canada.  ASSAY OFFICE '   >  IN CONNECTION  FOR GOLD DUST ONLY.  T. R.-BILLETT, Manager.  BROWNLEE & LOWRY  J. H. Brownlee, P. L. S., D. L. S.  R. C. Lowry, A. M. I. C. F.  Civil and Hydraulic Engineers,  Land Surveyors.  Pear j. Street, Atlin, B. C. ���  Rant & Jones,  NOTARIES,-  MINING0 BROKERS  AND  REAL ESTATE  AGE. NTS  Agents   for the -'Imperial' Life Assu  ranee Co.  LIVINGSTON THOMPSON, C.E.,  Provincial Land Surveyor,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  OFFICE:   THIRD   ST.,      -      - ATLIN,  Opposite New Government Buildings.  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  LINK & PRATT, Props.  Now occupy their new quarters next  to the Bank of U. N. A., First Street.  The bath rooms are equally as Rood as found  in cities.   Private   Entrance for. ladies.  ^*  ���wnwawtiiiiw wam  www,w^^^ E "rfl.  IS?  J. !�����"'  ATLIN,   B.   C,'SATURDAY,   AUG.'4.  STAMPEDE TO GOLD RUN.  Gravel Running as High as $2.50  to the Bucket���Three Hundred  Claims Located. , < .  Quite a large old-time. rush to  Gold Run has been the mining  event of the week. Gold , Run enters Pine about one and a half  miles above Discovery, and has by  many been considered to be the old  channel ol Wine creek, but the  depth of sinkiug'has deterred efforts  at finding out if such was really the  case. However, one man had the  courage of his'cuivictions and sunk  until lie readied bedrock, 35 feet,  Tlie results were gratifying. Twelve  feet of pay gravel containing nice,  rough gold, some it running, as high  the bucket. The pre-  the consequence,  and the supposed old channel' is  staked for miles. -The ground now  taken up is covered by applications  for hydraulic leases which have not  yet been granted, and there is evidently much trouble ahead.  as #2.t;o to  '   c- ,    .  sent stampede is  mouth, ol the Atlin lo river and all  hinds were dumped into the fast-  flowing ice-cold stream- and swept  along for some distance, when'each  managed by swimming and otherwise to reach terra firma minus  gum boots and lots of'other paraphernalia. The canoe meantime  swung at, her anchor and the  drenched disciples of Isaak Walton  made their way to Taku in , what  was left of their stocking feet.. On  arrival there they were kindly received,and refitted as well as possible, returning afterwards .to  Atliii by the steamer .Scotia.  It is a matter for cbirjrntulatton  that no fatalities accompanied the  accident, as the gentlemen concerned are amongst the best known aud  most popular in the district.  CHRISTOPHER,        , A. C.  HIRSCHFELD,  President. - Secretary.  C.  Atlm Abstract Company,  D.  Atlin, B.C.  LIMITED.  HEAD OFFICE,  Searches Made and Abstracts of Title to Mineral, Hydraulic      5  . and  Placer Claims Furnished.     Correspondence solicited. .       5  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  PORCUPINE CREEK  And Most of the Dalton Trail Said'  - to be' Canadian Territory.  The provisional demarcation line  between Canada aud the United  States, as being laid down in the  Porcupine district, is causing no  end of surprise and growling amongst the American miners in that  region. -Nearly half of the Porcupine creek is now declared ,to be  British, besides the most "of the  Dalton trail. Other mining localities which were popularly supposed to be surely American, are  found'to be in the same fix. The  American miners have held mass  meetings and petitioned President  McKinley to .have this injustice (?)  remedied, but it does not seem to  have struck them that if they are  dissatisfied to live aud work under  the Union Jack, they have always  the option of packing up their  goods and chattels and   leaving  Estimates from the Porcupine  district place the season's output at  $250,000.  POLICE COURT..  At the Police Court on Wednesday, Frank Brittoh was had:up before Judge Woods on a charge of  aggravated assault and battery on  the person of one Sanderson, in the  Kirkland Hotel, on ,the previous  evening. Prisoner was found guilty and fined $20 with costs aud also  was saddled with a _$io doctor's  bill. He was afterwards tried on a  charge of drunk and. disorderly,  found guilty again .and fined $ro  and costs. The fines were paid in  both instances.  ��� Mr. Myers, oi the Pioneer bakery and restaurant, has gone off on  a well-earned ten days vacation. He  set sail on Wednesday amply provided with food, blankets and fishhooks, aiid proposes to have a good  time all to himself around the  south end of our beautiful lake.  The' public school is dated to  open on the 15th inst. The application of Miss Hughes, of New  Westminster, for the position of  teacher, meets with the approval of  the trustees, and ��� if the' pecuniary  recompense meets her views il is  probable she will be the candidate  selected.'  TTTIRKLAND HOTEL,  FIRST  STREET,   ATLIN.  J.  KIRKLAND, - Manager.  First-class dining room  And Elegant Sleeping Rooms..  G. E. Hayes.  J. G. Cornell.  1    ..FOOTBALL AT PINE.  The first of a series of matches  between the Atlin and Pine clubs  for medals came off at " the recreation grounds at Pine on Saturday  afternoon, aud after a hot contest,  resulted in a tie, each side scoring  two goals. These matches would  be productive of more pleasure to  the spectators if there was less  wrangling connected with them. It  is most unsportsmanlike. In any  well-regulated club a member challenging the decision of the referee  would be liable to heavy fine or expulsion.  At the conclusion of the match, a  tug-of-war, Scotch against French,  followed, the Scotch winning easily.  Balls took place in the evening at  the Nugget hall and the Macdonald  hall, a good time being had in  each instauce.  THE ENGINEER MINE.- -  The EngineeV minej' on Taku  arm,' has about jo men employed at  the, present time. They <- are engaged putting in a tunnel to cut  the ledge at a depth. The surface,  outcrop is between 30 and 40 feet  in width. Tn the same locality is  a ledge with a surface showing of  60 feet, staked out for Mrs. Hitchcock. Our correspondent informs  us that the latter is the most promising looking thing in quartz that  he has seen iu the country. ,  NARROW ESCAPE.  Whilst on a fishing excursion  last Saturday, Messrs. De Gex,  Green and Falls had an accident  that providently did not prove fatal  to either of them. The canoe in  which they were, got capsized at the  ATLIN   LITERARY .SOCIETY.  Under this rather' fetching appellation, a society  has   been  inaugurated  for the purpose of fitting and  furnishing . a    reading   room   and  place of social resort for the winter  mouths.   The officers'appointed .* re  J. H.,  Brownlee,   president;  J.   D.  Graham,    vice-president;   A.   Godfrey, treasurer, and W. W. Grime,  secretary, pro tern.   Two handsome  rooms  have been secured over For-  tin   &    Lecappellain's  drug  store,  and  it.is hoped to have them ready  for occupancy within a  week.   The  larger room will be used as a reading room and  the smaller   will   be  supplied  with materials for playing  chess,   draughts,    dominoes,     etc.  Members' subscriptions are fixed at  one dollar per  month,   and. voluntary   subscriptions   will   be  thankfully received  by  any   member  of  the  committee.    The initial expenses for furniture will be considerable,  but  doubtless our citizens will contribute cheerfully  to help this useful   society   get  on   its   feet,   after  which    it  will  be  self-supporting.  The president has  contributed  $50  worth of books.and all contributions  of books and magazines will   be acceptable:    The  committee  authorized to collect subscriptions and applications     for     membership    are  Messrs. Bickle, Samrsons, Cameron,  Wilkie, Grimes and Cummings.  The crop of agaricus, or common  mushroom, seems, from some unknown reason, to be a total failure  this summer. Our Lucullian reporter, with a long nose, a sweet  tooth, and a keen eye for the dainties, has paid repeated visits to the  habitat of the succulent edible, but  has had to return with an unsatisfied longing and an empty basket.  As the season is now well on, hope  is gradually departing, and all ��� tlie  joys 'we have in anticipation revelled in, vanish like the baseless fabric of a vision, leaving not a wrack  behind. As Joey Bagstcck would  say:���It's deui'd tough.  H. M. Wells, late schoolmaster  in x\tlin, paid us a visit on Monday. Mr: Wells is now busy hunting filthy lucre amongst the boulders or McKee creek, and candidly  admits it to be harder work than  teaching the young idea how to  shoot. . We hope to see Mr. Wells  "get there" with both feet as a reward for his plucky attempt to  pluck fortune from her lair.  The Bank of Halifax has on view  the nugget lately found by Mr-  Harrigan on his claim, 6 below on  Pine. The nugget is entirely free  from quartz aud weighs exactly  29 oz. 10 dwt.; value at $16 per oz.,  $472. "It has no particular beauty  except that derived from its intrinsic value. No man of taste would  wear it on his watch chain or sport  it as a scarf pin.  Charlie Gardiner was in from  McKee this week and reports the  claims yielding better than ever,  aud general contentment pervading  the scene. He says McKee will  stand well up on the Est of gold-  producing creeks this summer.  A stampede has set iu from Ju-  neaxi to Glacier Bay, eight miles  distant. Payable gold,, it is claimed, has been found on the bars oi  Lemon and Mendenhall creeks.  Nothing very rich is reported from  the new strike, but it is claimed  that good wages can be made in  manv claims.  nugget notel  Discovery.  OPEN DAY. AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN,,  CONNECTION.    '  Headquurters for Buhner & Purrott's stage.  PINE TREE HOTEL.  DISCOVERY, B. C.   '  When you come to Discovery take  shelter under the tree.*  Finest of liquors.    Good ' stabling.  PIONEER  STORE ...  . .  .'. PINE CITY,  B. C.  Carries a full line of Groceries,  Hardware, Gent's Furnishings and  Boots and Shoes.       - -      ���   ' .  C D. NEWJON & CO.  Proprietors.  When  stop  in Atlin  . . at the  OLYMPIC HOTEL  First  Street.  Headquarters  for  Eemp's St.  Louis Lager Beer.  First class Restaurant in connection.   A.  BURKE,   Manager.  Dixon   Bros.,  Run the only stage to  DISCOVERY and SURPRISE LAKE  A four-horse Saratoga will  convey passengers to Discovery, and from there connection is made with Surprise Lake.  They Have a Number of Buggies  of the Latest Pattern for Hire.  Saddle Horses and Freighting are a  Specialty witli them.  Leave  orders   at   the    B.    A.  Store, corner ist and Rant.  C.  SECOND HAND STORE.  discovery and second streets.  GO   TO  Jimmy Regan for all kinds of New  and Second Hand Goods.  Highest cash price paid /or outfits and Job  lots.  TULES EGGERT & SON,  Swiss  Watchmakers,  And  manufacturingjeiveJleri.  Ail kiudo of mizzetwork. executed with  neatnetM and despatch.  First  lit.  next  to Vancouver General Ston  5  ��� 'i-.w-jitn^w/i! 1K13J1* w.-Sirr-.v-TV w *��� /it i rsffijip  ~ ,i���^*,��*y?pp��IW��ti��J��*n����*'"*��t" ���   ffSg-ffl.!^^ #.*f?-L,r is^'f- '���iiiw.'xtj {  ATI,1N,   ti.   C., . SATURDAY,   AUG. ,4.  ���nagCT-TmaA-twinaa  ���, THE CLAIM" Agency in  Blsoovery is at Taylor's  Store* ���  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Uhtiroh of England service! will bo held  %t eornor Truiuor and Third street* on Sunday ut 11 n. m. and 7:30 p. m.   '  St. Audrew'H Pretbyterlau Church hold  ftnrvlrea iu tho A. U. Hull, Second Street.  Morning service at 10:50; evening service 7:30.  Sunday School at tho close of tlie morning  dervire.    Kev. G. Priiuile, Minister.  WANTED.  A shlncrli.' sawyer: also a shiiijflo packer, to  work at Surprise Lake Mill.  Apply to BROWN A SINCLAIR,  Discovery Street.  Atlin, H. C, Auk*. 1.  Ono of the best articles for good health is  a wholesome loaf of bread nt 12 cents, and a  flrst-clasi meal for 60 cents at tho Pioneor  Bakftry.  At   105 brlow on Spruce, P. Mc  Nichol took out a specimen on Friday last weighing  fully   a   pound.  It is   about  equal parts   gold and  quartz.  An ordinary meeting of the  Board of Trade will be held on  Thursday'evening, at 8 o'clock, at  the Baiik of Halifax. '  J. A. Proulx, with' the St. Cyr  boundary delimitation party, had  the misfortune to gash his,foot badly with an axe and was brought  down to the Presbyterian hospital  for treatment. He is progressing  nicely towards recovery.  Captain Roddy, of the^Scotia,  who is at present iu the hospital  suffering from typhoid fever, is now  entering the convalescent stage and  will probably be able to leave his  bed next week.  An Association football match,  Atlin vs. Pine, in the medal series,  will be played this afternoon at 3  o'clock. The teams are evenly  matched, the last contest ending in  a draw. A ball will be given in  the A. B. Hall in the evening, the  proceeds to go to the Association  fund.  The Rev. G. F. Pringle is in receipt of a late letter from his sister,  who is a missionary iu China. She  graphically paints some of the horrors which accompany the present  uprising in the Flowery Kingdom.  With others, she had to flee from  the scene of her labors aud was  fortunate enough to get under the  sheltering protection of British  guns, where she will remain, if  well advised,' until the advent of  more peaceful times.  Died in Atlin, ten days ago, from  causes over which they had no control, Jack Black, R. Oulette, and  P. O. Ker, very much regretted by  their many friends and adherents,  who are firm in the faith that they  will have a speedy and glorious resurrection."  The air is full of rumors of rich  strikes. From all points of the  compass they come. Gold, silver,  galena, nickel, precious stones, etc..  are mighty plentiful commodities  around Atlin, or else -the ewr-  blooming and cheerful liar is abroad  in the land. Granted that one  tithe of the reports are genuine, this  will develop into one of the richest  camps in the world, a consummation devoutly to be wished. One  mining enthusiast the other evening had his pockets full of samples of valuable (or supposedly so)  stones.    He reeled their  names  off  chalcedony, etc., -until we imagined  he must have struck the old quarries from which the - celestial city  was built, or was palming off on us  a garbled version of the Book of  Revelations.  If you want to have fresh soda  water on hand, come and get a  Sparklet, at Fortin and Lecappel-  lain'si the druggists. Soda water  made instaiito.  Go to Cummiiigs,,& Richardson's  for gents' furnishings, boots and  shoes, First street.  Arriving at Nickerson's every  Monday: ��� New potatoes, onions,  apples, .fresh eggs' and creamery-  butter. All at lowest market price.  Special cut on canned goods.    ,  M. Crom, secretary of the Lamare Syndicate, has received a wire  from Montreal saying that Mr. Lamare had left Montreal on the 24th  ult., for Atlin, und is expected here  during the incoming week.  The good ladies of Discovery are  arranging for a dance and concert,  to be held, there on Wednesday-  evening, Aug. 8, in. the Nugget  Hall. The proceeds of the ' entertainment are to be devoted to the  hospital, and as. the object is a  laudable oue, it goes without, saying that their efforts will be crowned  with success. The tickets have  been placed at the modest sum of 50  cents, and may be obtained at Rice  & Hastie's hotel, or ' at Mrs. Gregory's, First street.  There is quite an exodus going  on t�� the Toochi, and reports of  placer as well as quartz finds, are  in vogue. At the time of writing  no definite news is to hand except  that many people have left Skagway for the new find. The capr  tain of the steamer reports seeing  quite a number of. tents in passing.  The Scotia took out eight or ten  men from Atlin on Thursday even-,  ing, so we shall probably soon hear  if there is anything to it beyond  wind.  The winners iii the album raffle  at Mrs. Gregory's store on Monday  evening, were F. Gorrell and F.  Gough. ���  .  The   fare to Dawson from White  Horse is $5.    ,  To-day, at Pine, the case of Re-  gina vs. Harkness, will be disposed  of. Defendant is charged with appropriating some sluice boxes, the  property of Mahrer and Mead.  Godfrey hardware Co.  SUCCESSORS   TO  .   THOS. DUNN ft CO.  DEALERS  IN    ' '''  Miners'Supplies,  Builders' Hardware,  Stoves, Tinwar*i; Etc  *,   TiNSHoi'. IK connection. '     FIRST STREET, ATLIN  P. BURNS & CO.,  Wholesale   -   and  t     Corner* First  -   Retail   -   Butchers.  and   Pearl   Streets. '  ���    ,  OLIVE   .  BUILDER  AND  CONTRACTOR  ESTIMATES   GIVEN  ON   ALL  KINDS OF WORK.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS ���  A  SPECIALTY.  BRICKS FOR SALE.  OFFICE:    Third Street* A tlln.  NKX.T TO CHURCH Of<*   ICNGLANI)   .-���  MINERALCLAIMS RECORDED  STREET IMPROVEMENTS.  A force of men, with horses and  scrapers, all under the direction of  Archie Cameron, are busy at work  grading our,principal streets. This  is a welcome improvement and will  do something towards appreciating  the value of city lots. <  THE ATLIN FOLDER.  After much delay the 2000 folders  ordered by the Board of Trade in  San Francisco, have reached the  hands of Mr. Paxton, the secretary.  The pamphlets are neatly gotten  up and illustrated with views ;of  various sections of the district and  are also provided with a large map  compiled by Messrs. Brownlee- &  Lowry. The folders will be sent every where; over the civilized world,  and ought to prove a valuable advertisement for the camp  and  its  FROM JULY 2STII TO AUO 3RD.  July 28���Fred. Miller,   Cascade,  South end of the lake.  28���Kenneth.  McLaren,     North  Star, south end of the lake.  30���Harriet  B.   Harriman,   Sultana, east side Taku Arm.  30���William Morgan\ Gladstone,  Otter creek.  31���Alex.     McDonald,     Kopje,  two miles east of Surprise lake.  31���A.   White,   Dreadnought.   2  miles east of Surprise lake.  31���Lillie Kirkland, Ruby,   west  side Snake creek.  31���Thos. Kirkland, War Horse,  west side Snake creek.  31���j.    R.   Clay,    Blind   Robin,  Monro Mountain.  .'   31���Delia.   F.    Crothers,    Blind  :Boy, Monro-Mountain.  . 31���C;.B. Coffin and 'J��s-   Hou-  sel, Electric, 4 miles south  of McKee 1-2 mile from lake.  31���H. J.   Davys,   Comet,   west  shore Taku Arm.     ��� '������'������  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby fjiven that claim-owners  ure required to inake their returns of jrold  taken from their claims up to the SUth June,  liWO, and pay the tax on the same forthwith:  The attention of all claim-owners is called  to Posters (Tax on Mines aud Minerals.) .  Penalties are imposed for not complying*  with the requirements of the Assessor.  "'���        J.D.GRAHAM.       -     ,  , i'       Assessor and Collector,  Atlin, B.C., July IS, 19U0.  WRIGHT. CREEK.  Messrs. Hillman, Tullock 'and  Page, about two mouths ago took a  lay' from the Victoria'' syndicate,  which purchased last fall'all H. O.  Blankenship's interests on Wright  Creek. For six weeks they devoted all their attention  to  the loweM:  .��� Aug.   1���Samuel Johnson,"Black     . c . .        r    .  Prince, bet. Glacier  and   WiUiston. =5�� feet of the creek portion of Dis-  creek.  2.���A. C. Hirschfeld, Nyanza,  McKee creek, about 30 above.  2���J. H. Bushnell, Zembabye,  KcKee, about 30 above.  3���C' McDcnald and A. Rupert,  Lucky Joe, south end ot lake.  3���A. Godfrey, Hattie, south end  of lake.  3���J. Cummings, Mickey, south  end of the lake.  3���G. L. Taylor, Mollie, south  end of the lake.  3���J. H. Lecappellain, Shorty,  south end of the lake.  3���Thos. Mathews, Susan Crawford, Slate Mountain, Little Spruce.  DISMISSED.  to our entranced ears, jasper, agate, j tninera* resources.  Injunction  Disallowed in the Case  of the Cassiar Election.  The application for an injunction  to restrain the returning officer of  the Cassiar district making an official returu came up again at Victoria, July 23rd, before Mr. Justice  Drake and was dismissed with costs.  Argument was heard on both  sides, Mr. Martin representing Mr.  Stables, and E. V. Bodwell, Capt.  Irving.  His Lordship, in summing up,  referred to the usual procedure by  the Legislature in , such cases and  he made his ruling on the strength  of 21 r, which defined the position  of the court. To grant the application would block everything and it  would mean, he said, that the district would go without representation and this was not desirable.  covery claim, beingv.lonvinced from  their owi. observation that it had'  not been properly worked, and  have done a large amount of  ground sluicing, draining and other  preliminary labor. On Saturday  last they made their first wash-up  with the result that they took out  32 ounces of coarse gold.  CHARGED WITH LARCENY.  Charles McDonald ' was arrested  at the instance of the White Pass 8c  Yukon" Railway Co., charged "with  stealing four boxes of.dynamite.  The accused appeared before the  stipendiary magistrate on Monday,  when the case was laid over until  next Tuesday. Bail was fixed at  $500. . Messrs. James Brown and  Mr. Johnson putting up $250 each,  the accused was granted his liberty.  AN #800 NUGGET.  The  Biggest  One  on    Recora" So  Par Turned Out of Atlin.  Word came down to Atlin from  Discovery last evening that Messrs.  Clarke and Sullivan, discovery  claim on Boulder creek, yesterday,  got a nugget weighing exactly^o  oz., value $800. The nugget is  pure  gold and without any quartz.  W. Curoev-jaf, .Jibe. .0. K. Hotel,  left for Dawson yesterday.  Rev. Father Morgan holds service iu Macdohald's hall, Pii.e, tomorrow.  m  mwBif��Hnmff<��aa''7irBrffBWJtinf m .i wimm  MasroeeawaawflwtawwK  ^H��Wyc?ywTyTroM^^

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