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 ���ii'i��M*^s-��^*:��^^^^  y  "?  T.  tti'r'i  a-  v  ..,ui--*'  rf*^'  VOL- it.  ATLIN,  B'. C,   SATUkDAY.'   APRIL    29,   1905.  N(  3Q*  TELEGRAMS.  Victoria, April 22.���The Colon is* j  yesterday published an Ottawa dispatch announcing' the appointment  of W. W. li. M'clunes, son of for-  eaer ' Lieut. Gov. Mclnnes, to the  Coniniissionership of the Yukon at!  a salary of .$12,000 per year and  expenses, and also stated:���"Mclnnes leaves immediately for Ottawa. He refuses to confirm or  deny the statement^ made in tlie  telegram.'"'  Ottawa, April 22.���Nothing is  known here of the' reported appointment of W. ,W- B. Mclnnes  to the Yukeia Commissionership.l  , Montreal, April 22. ��� General  Manager Morse says the Pacific  coast terminus of the Grand Trunk  Pacific is not yet decided upon.  Loudon, April 24- ��� Japan ' is  vigorously protesting against the  preparation for flight from Shanghai  of the Russian cruiser Askold.  Ottawa, April 24.���There is no  truth in the report that the Hon.  Mr. Sutherland had resigned.  Tsingtau, April 24.���A German1  cruiser reports having sighted a  Japanese warship towing another  one which was badly damaged.  Edmoraton, April 2.5. ��� Frank  Oliver, the mew Minister of the  Interior, was today re-elected by  acclamation.  Paris, April 25.���A St. Petersburg despatch says that Admiral  Negabotoff effected a juncture-with  Admiral Rojestveusky on- Sunday.  Saigon, April 25.���Two ships  which were loaded with rice bound  for Japan have been .captured by  the'Russian fleet.  St. Petersburg, April 25.���The  Emperor will 'mark Easter by .a  proclamation of general amnesty  for all political religious   prisoners."  Ottawa, April 25.���The Acts  passed by the British Columbia  Legislature, hostile to the people of.  Japan, have been disallowed by the  Dominion Government.  Chefoo, April 25.���It is reported  that Admiral Togo"s squadron was  ���sX Masampo Bay, near Fusau, on  April 20th.  Tokio, April 26.---Martial law  will be proclaimed throughout the  Island of Formosa.  St. Petersburg, Aipril 26.���Father  Gopen has a successor in a priest  named Nicholas, who has been  making a great stir amongst the  workmen, addressing them nightly,  but. further meetings "have been  prohibited.  Milwaukee, Wis., April 26.���  Frank Bigelow, the president .of  the First National Bank, has .defaulted and left a shortage of $��,-  ��35,000.      The   amount  was   .iiu-  tors so as avert a run.    The money:  was   Host  in' 'the ' iecent  stump in  wheat.  Si. Petersburg, April 26.���An  alann'iugdespatch hai-s been received  from tlie cities, and towns along the  Volga river saying that all the dock  laborers have struck. The situation  is serious.' '  London, April 26.���The Hong  Kong coiTes[>ondeiit of tiie Daily  Mail states that Ih-ecaWIe to Hainan  has been cut, presumably by the  Russian squadron to conceal the  movements of tJaeir vessels in that  neighborhood. --  New Ya>rk, April 27.���Andrew  Carnegie has giveii ten million dollars for college professors throughout the United States, Canada aud  Newfoundland, who are unable to  continue in active service.   '������  r-  Kaimrauih Bay, April 27.���The  balance of the Russian, transports  aud the hospital ship Orel, with  other vessels, left the bay yesterday  and are now assembled outside.  Torpedo boats are scouting in all  direction's.  New York, April 27.���The four  French missionaries and a Chinese  assistant,whb'ha'd been captured by  savage tribes hear Batanga- have  been murdered:-     - ���>'  ��� St. Petersburg, April 27.���General Linevitch reports having had  three hours fighting on April 23rd,  aud that it ended ,by'the Japanese  retreating.  Great Engineering Feat.  Mining" News.  Placer Mines.  The piercing of the Sinipkm tunnel, connecting Switzerland with  Italy through the Alps, is regarded  as one of the engineering achievements of the age. M any difficulties  were encountered and overcome.  The length of tlxe tunnel- from  Briga, iu Switzerland, to.Izelle, on  the Italiaui side of .tlie mountain, is'  about twelve miles. Work was begun more thaai seven years ago  and, according to contract, the tunnel must be ready for traffic on May  15th next. It was finished on  February 24th. The Swiss and  Italian governments jointly financed the undertaking, share and share  alike, at the cost of $ 15,000,000.  As soon as. the boring is thoroughly  completed and the track laid, a  smaller tunnel is to be constructed,  parallel to the large one, which will  be increased in size, so as to permit  of traffic both ways at the same  .time. ���'���...        _, ._ _   1  The Pine Creek Rower Co.vs  ditch is nearly ready for turning on  water and hydraulic operations will  soon be recommenced 011 tlie difler-i  ent pits.  The Willow Creek Mining Co.|  have 2,400 foeit of 28 inch pipe or-j  dered which will be used to enlarge  their present plant to operate on a  bigger scale on the old workings.  Mr. W. F. Gore, manager of the  Columbia Hydraulic Co. of Spruce  ���Creek arrived with his brother-in-  law. .Mr. M..F. Boice. Operations  will be commenced at once on the  company's property and a gang of  men has already been put- to work  getting ready for piping.  Mr. Bryan Williams, manager of  the Atlin, Lake .Co.," operating on  ���Birch Greek, aiko came in this  week. Operations ,011 Birch Creek  will be resumed at .'once, and as the  company is now able to start right  in on pay, a successful season is  anticipated'.  '' Mr. GanceClor, brother of Mr. H.  B. Canceller, is .one of the new arrivals this week. He was herein  the early days, -since which time he  has served in the South African  war and has returned here to engage in mining.  Preliminary work has begun .on  Otter- Creek, and if the present  favorable indications of an early  season continue, piping will be  started at an early date.  ��� Messrs. Kershaw, Gierke, Davis  and Hodges have resumed operations <��u Wright Creek under the  most favorable circumstances and  should do well this season.  .Messrs. Van Volkenburg and  sons have also started preparations  for summer sluicing, on Wrightj  Creek.  Joe' Renuer,   who   i-n  .company;  with Dad Davis has   been  exploit  ing   an   old   channel   of   Wrightj  Creek this winter., is now preparing  for summer work.  TAR FLATS.  Successful  Operations by Laymen  on  B. A. D. Co.'s  Ground  op  ���   Tar Flats, Tins Creek..    ,  All winter sinking and drifting  operations have been prosecuted on  Pine above Discovery on what is  locally known as Tar Flats. -  It is really a wonderful sight to  see the ingenuity .displayed by the  miners in their different.methods of  working- especial mention ,may be  made of the plant installed by Ed.'  Helgreu, which in itself "is well  worthy of inspection; we feel sure  that anyone visiting Tar Flats will  beanore than" repaid by'the sight of  the most wonderful and efficient  exhibit of local engineering,skill.  Last Tuesday water was turned  on in the Brackett-ditch aud sluicing operations are .already fairly ���  under way; reports .from those  operating show that, the -outputs  will be quite considerable. The two  largest dumps .are owned by Hel-  gren & Co. and Van Volkeuberg &  Sons. Among ithosertvho have good  dumps are the following:���Ed.  Hclgren, Johnson, Marshall, Davies  and Giltuore,; Jack JHili; Oscar  Wilson and John Smith; W. Neth-  ,erby., M. Jioss and A. Ross: Wm.  Duucanj H. McCartney aud D. Mc-  Pherson; Wm. .Brown, Ed. Robin-  ���son and Jim Smith;, Van Volkeuberg, threesonsand Sibbald; Angus  White and Bert Brethauer; Abbott  Bros..; Stanley Stott aud Peter Col-  ligau.; J. Stanley, J. Dick, R. F.  McKay .and M. McLeod; Alex.  Morrison and Alex. .Brown.  Rich With Diamonds.  Quartz Mines.  ��������� (  J. H. Conrad has returned to his'  claims on Windy Arm, where he  has a big gang .of meu working.;  He was accompanied by Mr. J.'  Tripp, M. E., who will ..examine  and report on the property.  The Kluane District.  The S. S. Princess Beatrice will  be operated by the Canadian Pacific  Railway between Victoria and Van-  -couver and Skagway this summer  instead-of the Amur; The last  named boat : will not return to  Alaska until next fall.  Stables & Lumsden make a spe-  mediately subscribed by .the  direc-|cialty.of Fresh Eggs and Butter.  The Bullion Hydraulic Co. has  already cut 60^000 feet of lumber  and are .hurrying ;it up to Bullion,  before .the trails break up.  One hundred and fifty men* are  working on Burwash Creek and it  is reported that a big clean-up is  expected.  A new strike is also reported on  Fourth of July Creek.  Dr. Ami, of.the Geological Survey, says .there is likely to be another Kimberley between the Great  Lakes and Hudson Bay, and that  all surveying parties should be on  the lookout for everything that will,  show where diamonds .are to be  found in "place." Dr. .Ami, consulting with P.rof. G. F. Kunz, a  gem expert iu the United States  Geological Survey, found him enthusiastic .about .the prospects of  diamonds existing in Canada. Ten  specimens of diamonds are .to be  found hr the Northern States, which  are supposed to have.travelled.by.  glacial action from Canadian territory.  The mining companies .operating  iu the Kootenays are.estimated to  have paid $7,500,000 .in .dividends  to date.  The Allan Line .turbine -steamer  Virginian .has completed the faslesit  passage .on record .between .Liverpool.and .Halifax, even.though she  was .not designed .as aiflyer in the  acceptance of I lie .term as appliel*.  to .New Yor.kJiueisi. ATLIN',    B.    C,     SATURDAY,    APRIL'   29.  1.905  ill."  in  ���V  r.i 1  ill  ���'t' 1  I  The Atliii Claim.  1 MR A II.IN CLAIM is puui ishcd cuerv satuhoay  MOnrilNC. MAILED FREE TO ANY PART OF THE  WORLD roil So CENTS PCH MONTH; ��D.OO PER  VE��I1,       ADVERTISING RATE5 '.  5.1. OO PER INCH EACH  tnccRTiori;  ncADiNc. notices. 20 cents a line.  SPCCIfi'.    RATES     ON    APPLICATION. f  JOK PRJNTINO :  OILL-HEADS, POSTCIIS, VISIT! NG    CARDS,  LCTTEFUHEADS, PROGRAMMES,        ETC.,   ETC.  OM3En3    PROMHTLV   EXECUTED.  PRICES    MODERATE. ,  Inducements for Excursionists  ,   to Visit Our Gold Fields.  Tun Atmn CJj.ai.m   PuiiijISIiino Co.  A.    C.     lllllSCIII'l'.l.ll,     KlMTOK-l'HOl'HIKToii.  Now that the parliamentary strife  has   ended   ii .may he  well lo look  into   the   reason   why   no   definite  railway legislation  was passed.    It  is   easy lo  blame  the government,  but what are real facts ?    The railway men   who, <up   to the present  time hud always been granted,   by  previous     legislatures,      generous  giants  of land   and   mone\r   on a  promise   of   railway   construction,  expected   the same treatment from  the present government.    The government on the other hand realized'  that  conditions  had changed and  that land which twenty or even ten  years ago, was undeveloped and its  resources   unknown,   is   today well  known   and   its   value appreciated;  hence the government hesitated   to  hand  over   millions  of acres as an  encouragement   to   a  railway company   to   build   through   a   district  rich in natural wealth.     We do not  blame the railway men as it is only  business for them to make  a  good  bargain,   and we believe they were  surprised to hear that  the  government considered the country's land  too  valuable  to  give  away.    The  fact is that the demands  made  by  the railway promoters were too ex-  horbitanf.    Take the Grand Trunk  Pacific for instance, they not  only  asked  for immense land grams but  demanded in addition that the land  be   exempt   from   taxation  for  30  years,   thus   wanting  to debar the  province   from   getting  any  direct  benefits in the shape of  revenue in  return for their gift.  We believe that the railway men  will moderate, their demands now  that the government has declared  itself, and the probabilities are that  we shall see this season more railway construction in British Columbia than has been done in the past  three vears.  The \V. P. & Y. R. and the  steamship companies are making a  special effort to induce tourists to  visit the- North this year, and to  extend their trips into the interior.  Special round trip rates have been  made between the southern points  and Dawson and Atlin for thai purpose.  An agreement has been .entered  into by which the steamship companies or the W. P. & Y. R.'will  sell these excursion tickets after,  June 10th. They will be good  until September 15th.  The rates (or excursion parties of  15 or more, not exceeding 25, will  be $120 each to Atliii ,and $160 to  Dawson. This will include all expenses on the trip. Hotel bills and  hack hire, when in Skagway, Atlin  and other points, will be included  in the .'service given the tourists,,  except that on the Dawson trip the  passengers must pay their own expenses when waiting lor connections  with steamers on the Yukon or  from Skagway. - - .    -  The tourists will be given a trip  to Denver Glacier and other points  of interest iu the vicinity of Skagway. They also will be provided a  trip up Pine Creek, in the Atlin  district and up the Klondyke creeks  from Dawson.  In parties of a lesser number than  15 the rate on the Dawson trip will  be $165.  To those who desire to take in  both Atlin and Dawson the rate is  $180.  The tickets are good on any of  the steamship lines, and may be  used one way on one line and  the other wav on another line.  Isefatlattct Ornamental ioM$  .      \    Why sknii out vviii;n you can cniT'CM/onis ajS'-cmkav hivmsrH  Atlin, Nugget' and   -Grape  filings <nnu\ oK iioi��ls of JciwiTy ���nrsniu-  fueturecl 011 the premises.  Fine New  Stock -of  W-at&Hcs, Clocks,.  Jewelry ���row"'   Diamonds  Watches from Sii.00 ii]i.  Silverware,,Cut Glass, Hand Painted China, Souvenir Spoons.  JULES.EGGERT.& SON, minANimiscffvm,"  -    WATCHMAKERS AND   MANUFACTURING  JEWELERS.  J.   H.   MCHARDSON,  'ATLIN ,&.  DISCOVERY.  ���* �� ��� .   Line of Clothing Just From the East  THE   LATEST   STYLES.  ���'   .Complete :Stock of Dry Goods  THE    IMTEST    IN     HATS,     BOOTS     AND      SHOES.  SJSSf-     Gold   -Seal   Gum   Boots.  Our Goods are" the Best and Our Prices the Lowest.  ATI.IN,   ll'J C. '  .SHELF AND  HEAVV  HARDWARE,  .Tin aritl Granite Ware,  Miners' and BlacksmUte" Supplies,     Doors and Windows.  Fscraittirestnd Mattress iFacftwy.  the superinlendanoe of Mi.-s. Hinchcliffe will be hard to beat:    ,  We wisli for the 'enterprising  proprietor, Mr. Sands, a good share  of" the'camp's' business, and he certainly deserves it.  ���  The  Steam  Men's   Suits   Cleaned,  and Re.paired.  All Work (iMtrnntced.  ���  For   and   Do  The Balmoral Ball.  .. The ��� Missionary    Association   of.  British.Societies,, working in South |  America, reports only 150 missionaries in the 15 republics,of 45,000,-  000 people.  Church   Notices.  Goods   Cnlled  .   IcventaL  Co sli on I'livery.  Mr. .and .Mrs. J. S.  [Proprietors..  Fenn���  It WiH   Pay You  This section only needs to be  advertised and pushed along in an  energetic and enthusiastic manner  in order to place it where it belongs,���at the head .of the mining  camps of British Columbia,  tCverybody need not necessarily  be a booster, but the knocker must  be giound under if we desire to  ���push rapidly to'the front. There  should be.no such thing as hard  times iu this camp, rich as as it is  in natural resources, l,e't us all  pull together to upbuild our city  and develop our mineral wealth:  II" tin: chronic kickers and howlers  about haul times used their eloquence iu "boosting' instead of  " knocking," Atliii and Discovery  would soon be lively cities.  The dance held on  Faster  Monday   at   the   Balmoral,    Discovery,  proved an unqualified success.   The  hall   was tastefully decorated with  bunting   and    flags,    the    Spruce  Creek   orchestra   played   in   their  usual good style, and   the   refreshments served were of the best.    Mr.  \V.    Williams,    better    known   as  "Taff." was an energetic and  capable floor manager, and he saw that  there was no delay in carrying out  the programme.    While the orchestra   was  at  supper Mrs. Costigan  favored the company with   u   most  enjoyable   "extra"   on   the   piano.  The  costumes, of the ladies, who  numbered over twenty, were in excellent taste.    The dance lasted till  the wee sma hours of the  morninc  when   the   guests   departed,   well  satisfied  after spending a most enjoyable evening.  Church   ol  linjrland: St.. Miu-t.iu's Church -  Sunday survives: Matins nt 11 a.m.;;   Kveu-  soujr,  7:au   p.m.   Celebration of Holy Communion,  Kt, Sunday iu each  mouth ��ud on 1  sjioeiul  occasions.   S.unduy  School: Sunday, j  ut 8 n. in.   Committee .Meetings, 1st Tlnii-sihiy !  each niuiif.li.     Uev. K. 1.. Stephenson, rector.  St. Andrew's Presbyterian -Church hold  services iu (ho Church on Second Street,  "ilorninjr service at 11; c-veniuir service, 7::IU.  Sunday School at the close of the morning  service.   Kev. I'.'L'itrliiiixloii, minister.  To semi "The .Claim'" .t.o .your  ���friends, lusteud of toneSiij; -tmirc  writing'letters. Tt endeitvcwirs tu  publish every weelt all the .principal news of this District. Price,  to any part oS' <tlw world : Six  jnonths, $2.1)0 : one year, SB.OO.  F.   SJWBI.jDS  *  KlMJVjJUKIIAM,  BATHS  BARBFR SHOP   ALASKA   ROUTE   SAU.IINGS-  Norv-occupy.their iiivv .quarters next  to the Hank of H. K. A., Kirst Street.  j The hath lkyouiMKeco'iwILy <if kkxhiI as found  in cities.    Private Hutruuco fan* ladies.  The following-Sailing's' are an-i  uounced for lhe month of  March,;  leaving Skagway at S id. m.:  Princess May : April 15th and 25th, j  May  5H1,   15th  and 25th. cv.id '  June 5th. j  For further information, apply or  write to        H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway. Alaska.  THIS HOTEL IS STOCKED WITM  THE   BEST   OF  GOODS  Sam*   ���Johnstone*   Proua  A Swell Hotel.  The Pine Tree Hotel, Discovery,  has been thoroughly renovated  and, for neatness, cleanliness and  atlc.-n.tion, it certainly has 110 equal.  The furnishings, papering and general lay-out show good taste and a  thought for the comforts of the  guests of the hotel.  The    dining ���room,    which   :c-  A. F. & A.M.  Itojrulnr cmnmiiiiicM.-  tions hold on .the firs!  Thursday of each month  in the A. O. U. W. Hull,  Third Street.  Visiting brethren cordially invito!,.  DISCOVERY, B, C.  A  STIIICTbY  A Strictly First-Class Hotel  Dining-Room in coiiineclioM.  , Choicest Wines, Liquors and Cigars"  cFarl  Engineers and Surveyors.  .1.11. nitowNi.Ku, p. 1.. y, i). 1,. s���  .1. W. Mcl.'Alil.AN'li, C, 15,  ED.   SANDS,    Proprietor  Dixon   &   SehMlz, Proprietors..  All optimist is a  pessimist out of opened this  week, is most artistic-  jol>- I ally arranged ami the cuisene under  WANTED,  MIS.N A,N'I> WO'ilI'lN in this county uud adjoining territories, to present nnd .'tdverli.se  an 0I1) established luui.se of solid Iliiiiiiciul  sl'iiiuliii!;. Salary to men $21 wculily, lo wn-  itn.'ii 5-I2 to jS!8 weekly with expenses advanced each Monday by ebeck direct I'rom  lieiiili|iinr>ui's. Horse nnd bujrtfy liirnishcd  uhi'ii necessary. Posiiion pceuiunenl. Ad-  dri'ss, Ulew llros. & Co, 1'ept.ii, .Monaii WM;;.,;  Chicago, LI 1. ���  Discovery.  OPliN DAY AND JTJGHT.  ]f IKST-CLA.SS R JiSTA UR A NT  ���IN  C0NNKCT10N.  UcAult.luai.ter.s for .Dixon's ��t.ujtgL.  in  Hi  /A.  %\  m  ��*��� ���Vj w.i jxm^j-x!. &&xz? i ma  M^j^^^iataaaue^  a^>i&��fofcreg^^  j*^r^#&$Trfr^^^  'jKft  Supplement to Atlin Claim, April 29, 1905.  Atlin Gold,Fields in Pamphlet Form at The Claim Office for 50c.  ATLIN . GOLD    FIELDS.  iRONTtNUKD.]  The deposit of alluvial gold in the Atlin District is not as a rule  confined to narrow pay-streaks as is the case in many other camps. It  is distributed' over an as yd unknown area and though but few  phenomenally rich claims have been found yet, there is throughout the  district a regular average pay-dirt, the extent of which has yet to be  defined. During the first two years after the inception of tlie camp,  tliat was in 1898 and 1899, practically no one looked for gold in aud  beneath the hills that skirt tlie creeks or in the deeper and more ancient  channels which have since been proven to exist. '  ���Last season 1 lie winter diggings yielded an amount in the neighborhood of two h uud red thousand dollars ($200,000) and an increase  will continue for some time: to come.  The creek bottoms in the larger streams, such as Pine Creek and  Spruce Creek, have beeu and still are being worked by means of wing  dams and China pumps; derriclis are also used on many .claims to  handle the rocks and where the depth to bedrock is beyond the reach  of a shelve! to lift the dirt to the sluice boxes. Water power from an  undershot wheel is used to handle the derrick. Rockers were considerably used in.-.the early days on the higher places of shallow bedrock,  "but now ditches from higher levels have been built to accommodate the  benches, mid ground ��� sluicing is much resorted to. Continually new  benches are to be seen being opened up and worked, which have been  previously overlooked and passed by simply for want of prospecting or  water, and at present there is more gold bearing gravel in sight than at  any time hcrcto'fore in the camp's history. Pine Creek, up to date, has  beeu the largest gold producer, but McKee, Spruce and Boulder creeks  are making a hard bid for the- coveted position. Pine Creek includes  Willow Creek and Gold Run, which are officially recognized as benches  of Pine Creek, although both are distinct ancient channels. The bedrock on Gold Run is some 30-feet lower than that of Pine Creek,  opposite and overlying this is from,30 to 40 feet of yellow gravel.. All  the gold taken from this section has till this season been by shaft and  tunnel, mostly in winter. Now an up-to-date electrical' dredge has been  installed. There are also eight steam outfits at work. Gold is found  in paying quantities on Pine for a distance of about four miles along  the stream, the width of tlie pay having not yet been definitely determined. The creek bottom is.mostly;worked out but the benches are  improving 611 the creek's production. In size,-,Pine Creek gold is about-  like flax seed .mid .rice, though many nuggets are obtained,-the largest  vet found . weighed 2S ounces solid gold; the assay is'a-little under  seventeen dollars. Dixie Creek, or O'Doimell River, is the ���longest-  stream in the district. On Spruce Creek gold is'won'from the gravel  in paying quantities for a distance of about twelve miles, that is from  about 130 below the Discovery Claim up to and beyond the Blue Canyon.. The width of the pay has been proved up to 700 feet. About  one half mile above Discovery Claim the country opens.out-.into a wide,  rolling, untimbcred valley as far as .one can see, and from the prospects  found' here there is no doubt but that in this locality some very rich  dirt will eventually be discovered. .So far the richest dirt has been  'found below Discovery, where most of the miners,are now Avorking. all {  the year round, sluicing in the summer aud drifting in the winter.' A  great many ingenious methods are also applied in connection with the  derricks and water wheels.  Spruce Creek gold is smaller, but assays about 50 cents an ounce  higher than that of Pine Creek. McKee Creek is noted for its nuggets  and coarse gold and, although at first attracting no special attention,  is now one of the banner creeks of the district. The length .of the  creek'being worked is over two miles aud the upper limit of pay dirt is  not yet ascertained. The season that has just passed developed proof  of the existence of exceptionally rich diggings farther up the stream:  Its   banks aire being  tunnelled  and  some  very  rich  dirt  has -been  taken out.-- ���. ���. " .    .  Boulder Creek has a length of known pay dirt of over.three miles.  Iu T900 all the claims on the creek could have been bought for a few  thousand dollars. " Different now, however, for development has proved  it to be the richest creek in the district to the square yard of bed-rock  exposed. The drifting iu winter beneath the high benches and hills is  just as good a paying proposition as the summer sluicing. 'The dirt  from nearly all the tunnels is washed as it comes out all the winter  without much'difficulty. The possibilities of Boulder, with its contiguous quartz ledges can hardly be estimated. The largest nugget of  pure  gold  found  in  the  district,  weighing 50 ounces, or $Soo, came  from this creek. '       ��� .���    ���  Birch/Otter, Wright, Bull, Consolation and Gold Bottom Creeks  are not large producers as yet, principally because there, has been much  less work done'on them and the pay dirt was not located as quickly as  on the other creeks.  Mineral Resources of The Atlin District.  The mineral resources, of the Atlin goldficlds are as extensive as  they are varied. Strong, well defined ledges and large deposits of free-  milling and other ores abound throughout the district; these, in many  instances have been found to carry high values in gold, silver, copper  n���d other metals, and many hundreds of claims have been located 111  different and widelv distant parts of the  camp  during  the  past   feu-  years. ��� On the majority of these, development work has been somewhat  slow, due probably to the want of proper facilities iii the district for  treating the various kinds of ores ; to heavy transportation rates and to  insufficient capital on'the part of the owners of these claims rather than  from any want;, of merit in the properties themselves. Extensive  deposits of, .free-milling, gold-bearing quartz are known' to exist in  various parts of the great Pine Creek valley and tributary localities,  Volcanic Creek, the southern end of Atlin Lake and around tlie different branches of Taku Arm,' whilst the recent numerous discoveries in  the localities just named would seem to'show .that these regions are  still only imperfectly prospected. Large deposits of copper ore of good  quality,are iu evidence at' the south cud of Atliii Lake aud on Taku  Arm, and discoveries of native copper have been made from time to  time in the former,of the two last mentioned localities. Considerable  development work has been clone in this vicinity on one property, the  "Laverdiere Copper Mine," and with very encouraging results. , Many  of the' streams at the south end of the lake carry large quantities of  copper in solution. Included among the properties that are best known  and on which considerable work has been done ma}-* be named the  followingy-Tlie .Imperial Mine, Monro Mountain; Beavis Group, just  west of Atlin City;" Petty's Mine, Windy Arm; The Lake View, Boiilder  Creek; Yellow Jacket, Pine Creek; Rock of Ages, Pine Creek; British  America Group,- Little Spruce; Big Canyon Group, 4th July; Laver-  diere Group, south end of Atlin Lake; Engineer Group, Taku Arm; ���  White Moose, Taku Arm; Big Horn Mine, Otter Lake; Gleaner Mine,,  Taku Arm; Star-Mine, Boulder Creek.  Gold, silver, copper, lead, iron, platinum, native quicksilver,  molybdenite, native silver, zinc,, nickel and asbestos are known to  exist in this rich and extensive district, whilst the-presence of graphite  and petroleum is'more than suspected. Coal has lately been discovered  in the Tooya Valley and indications have been found iu the immediate  district. . , ��  4Since the discover}'of the camp iu 1898 the chief attention has  been paid to placers and hydraulics, and quartz mining as a serious  pursuit .may be- said to have hardly'yet commenced. The improving  conditions with respect to transportation rates and the gradual cheapening of- food stuffs are all in favor of increased development iu this  branch of mining here. The almost entire abseuce of underbrush in  the. greater. part of the district and the open nature of the country are.  other points iu its favor. There are few places where horses cannot be  taken.. LA splendid field is here open to the experienced prospector and  opportunities for the profitable investment of capital are many.  ���������"'"   '���'������'  -'���'- ' Hydraulic Mining.  The process of mining by hydraulic methods appears to be a  favorite one in this camp, and considerably over one million dollars has  ���been already expended in the purchase and'installment of hydraulic  plants on the principal creeks. Work on most of .these properties is  being prosecuted with highly satisfactory results. The value per cubic  yard of gravel runs from 75 cents to $1 and upwards, and as much as  $25 per. yard is often cleaned up on bedrock. The immense bodies of  auriferous gravel' present on all the principal creeks is one of the  notable features of this district, and promises the most lucrative results  to tiie hydraulic miner for many years' to comae. Among the principal  hydraulic concerns now operating in this camp may be named the Pine  Creek Power Co., on Pine Creek; the North Columbia Gold Mining  Co., Piiie Creek; the Societe Miuiere de la Colombie Britannique, on  Boulder Creek'; and the Otter Creek Hydraulic Co., on Otter Creek.  All these are on old channels and in very rich pay. The Atlin Lake  Co.'; Birch Creek'; Columbia Hydraulic Mining Co., Spruce.Creek; The  Consolidated Spruce Creek Placers, Spruce Creek; and The Amalgamated McKee Hydraulic Co., on McKee Creek, are all in excellent  ground and giving good results.  '��� } Dredgingf.  ���   '* _____ _____  ' Large areas of auriferous ground eminently adapted 'co successful  operation by dretlging exist in the Atlin District. The first trial of  this method of: mining is now being made by the British American  Dredging Co., of Philadelphia, who are operating on the Ophir Group  of leases on-Gold Run om Upper Pine Creek.-A full description of this  dredge may be found iu the Minister of Mines' Report for 1903, page  38. Mention may be made here of the largely increased output of gold  on Gold Rum from the drifting operations of individual placer miner..;  during the past winter. The men are working on ground immediately  adjacent to that on which the dredge is situated, and their wasb-np��,  so far as can be ascertained, for the winter's work' have ranged' from  $2,000 to $25,000, thus adding further confirmation of the previously  ascertained richness of this old channel. A large area of Upper Spruce  Creek has also been acquired for dredging purposes chiefly by Philadelphia capitalists. This ground, which comprises some of the best  on Spruce Creek, is to have a Bucyrus Dredge of a large size installcc  thereon during the present season. A road has been cut from .the  present power Hue of the British American Dredge Co. to Spruce  Creek for transmitting the necessary power to operate this dredge. "The  Spruce Creek Road to the Blue Canyon has been graded .and improve-*  in   readiness   for  the transportation of the 700 .or .80.0 ions <aS"pita'id:aal  machinery connected with the dredge.  Iror.cu-unK-i WVWVVVVW��AAA^VWVWVWWVVV*A^/VWWW  ���$  m  ���i ....��:_-. '���"���'''"������������i."3=i--.-J-.^.i!.^^  '���"LW-!''M--W',''!���*��^-"W^ '_,;  J-.....-^...,.....   ~7y ..... ?*~.,...  l.^.^.W-.'-.-.J'.-.J^WM.t'ril.fil.  ATLIN,    B.C.,   SATURDAY,    APRIL   29,    1905  ATL.LN.. -TRADING  .COiVlPANY,   l^t*$��   ;.��LPgi!g!L?^LGcnciJ!. Jfelffiffe  Staple   and   Fancy   Dry   Goods,        '    Ladies'   Underwear, -^T^MF- 0ur   stock- of  'StilDJe     Slid      JMC\     &TWtt'i��S  Ladies'and Gent's Felt Slippers, Men's   Underwear, -&.-J/*f> a��T~ r '    .       ' ,J .  .Ready-Made   Clothing. Boots,   Shoes. Etc.      ,     :JwS��" '    IS  larS'CT  than  ever and  a11  tlt close .cash   prices.  We carry a full line of the celebrated Gold Seal Rubbers and Overshoes-     '    Remember every article we sell we\g��arantce iolbe fins* class.  (KIOIIK   DUMVHItKP   IMIOMI'TI.Y   ON  U'liJ<:  C'KKKKK.  A. S. CltO.S.H. l'lCES.  Ten Millions Surplus;  ���Official returns sluow ii'surplus of  over $10,000,000 on the financial  operations of Cunada far .the eight  mouths ending February .2&. The  receipts were $.15,50^,580, as compared with an expenditure of $,35,-  ,491,725. l''or the month of February the receipts were $,��� ,6S 1,720,  .and Uk: expenditure's,,535,536. In  .the same month of 1904 the receipts  ���were $5,310,97? wikI -the cxpeiuli-  Aurc $3,372,369. The receipts for  ,thc eight .months in detail were as  follows:'  bkvissjjb.             ,j"Kii:2a,190J. i'jJU..2R,100.r>.  <;iMi  $2l3,7IU,!)S5 .?2fi,SI2,2:iS  KM-ivu              S.T.n.Mll S.2Sa,USl  .Post. OHieo      .��,U()7,M(I U,27U,lSr.  ..Pulilie  works, iucliiil-  in-railways       -l,5S2,B3S 4���S47,34S  .Miscellaneous     y..&iS.���375 2,2lil/:iO'  T-otuJ 1f><G2S,7��0  ISxjieiKliWiwe 30,480,110  45,504,.ISO  J5J91,725  Powder Magazines.  Owners of    powder   magazines  -should heed the new law regarding  .���storing of explosives, which says:���  '���'No explosive thagazisie or ananu-  jfactory  shall   be, kept  or   erected  within '.the .limits of airy city in the  Province,   nor   within   two   imiles  ���AhereoL, nor wi'tliin half ;a mile fromi  any main roatcl or .dwelling   house,,  and   where .there is ���lnore-t.haiiione;  magazine there shall fee n clear-dis-!  jtauce   of -not Jess Allan 800 feet be-,  itwecu.  .Magazines now iu existence1  .must  be juade safe to ihe satisfaction of an inspector,.'"!  Changed Hands.  The Leland Hotel changed hands  last Monday, .when F. P. puccn  sold out td'"jr~"Haslell for a good  round sum. Mr. IL-wlett is having"  the hotel thoroughly renovated,and  will continue to run it .as a first  class house.  The Atlin Market Co, Ltd.  FRESH   DRESSED   MEATS,   also  The Rise and Fall.  The lowest and highest temperatures recorded for. the week are as:  follows:  2S above        3S above;  40    ���    ���  4��  39  4i  42  42  Aps\ 2 1  '2S  22  26  ���  23  29  24  28  25  ��&  "   26  26  27  27  'S'S  R: WHITFIELD, will be iu Atlin  about .the last of April with a full  lot Of  HANID-MaITE,    WATJkRTIGH'C  Shoes.    Hold your orders for him.  'LIQUOR   LICENCE   AGT..  Application for Transfer of ��� Licence.  rpAKiyNOU'I'OE thut I, li. P. Qubhn,"of  -" Atlfif, *H.C, shall 'apply to the ISo:mI  of Licence CmiiiiiisHionors ut their next  .nicotine for the ..wniifrfer of the Hotel  .Licence, now he'lil 'liT nic, to sell llnto.xieat-  iiif?.Li(|iioi's in tlio premises' known as the  .'*' LelaniT" Hotel, siti:ute on Lot 12, Kldck 10 of  '��l,ho To-wns'ito of Atliii, IL C, to Jam us  ���fI,\sr,F.TT,-.frf Atlin, IL C. -   ���  '���Dated this 27th day April, lf)05.  Si. P. QUE UN.  .Skagway Quartz.  Kick .assays haue been secured!  {from the Ox Mel Gr.o.up At .Sk^g  way and as a consequence our cou-j  fsiu city .is .very-excited. We hope;  ithe Ox Med will pro-ve a-dividend  payor., t  Disastrous Eire. i  Last Chance Mineral Claim.  Beaconsfield, Que.y April 2.3.���  'Fire destroyed ihe icouuent of the  Sisters .af:Sl.' Ann ,al St. Genevieve,  ^Quebec, -on the ��*:*t inst. One nun  .and thirty pupils were burned to  (death.  'The Local Brewery.  Situate in-tiik Ati.in Mintnc; Division 01?  CAHHIAU     DlSTHlCT,'   CONrilKTlNU    OV   THE  ���Last Ciianok JIinkha'i. Claim.   Whbiik  XOCA*J.'B.U���.��ET\V.EIiN lilUCH ASH -liOUI.I) Kll  'ClM-'KKM, Noll'liH Ol' iPlNE Oltl-jBK.  rpAKli NOTIOK that I, M. It. Jamieson,  ���J- njjoiit. for W. II. liiiow.u, I'Vee Minor's  Certificate 'n3l,Sil(!. and -J. M. Downing, h'ree  Miner's Certilicate is;Ms��<U,.iind .lohn Woods,  Kree Miner's'Certfiiea'te.. i!3l,S92, iiitoml. i>"  iluys from date hereof toapiil.v to the Mining  Itceorder for u Certificate of Improvement  for the purpose of olitiiiiiiiii; " Grown Grant  of the uhove claim.  And further take notice that net ion, under  section 117, must lie commenced before the  issuance ofnut.li Certificate oT Improvement.  Dated this Ith day of March, l'.KIii.  M. U. .1 AMI 1530N., 1-'. M. tl- u'MA'M.  POULTRY   OF ALL.  KINDS,  Dressed to Order.  C.   DOELKER     Manager..  Usher*s    -Scotch-' Whiskies  ,J&   GRAND OLD HIGHLAND,...  "S   SPECIAL RESERVE,...- '   ^   OLD VATTED GLENLIV1CT.  ..331ac?k Trfibel.  ..White Label'.  ....Yellow Label, 'w  The KOOTENAY HOTEL  OPEN    DAY    AND    NIGHT,  THE DINING-.ROOM IS CONDUCTED  ON   STRICTLY ETRST-  CLASS   PRINCIPLES.  *  GOLD     HOUSE,  DISCOVERY,   B.   C.  STRICTLY  FIRST   CLASS  J.   P.   ROSE,, Proprietor.  KBSTAUI!ANT7UNSUU1'ASHED.  if  LlVliUY   IN   ('lONNECriON.  THE    RU33E1JL   HOTEL  DIXCN    BROTHERS,   Proprietors.  .;  �������   Pool    &    Billiads,   Free.  Freighting and Teaming        ^        Horses and Sleighs for Hire.  ��� Since Mr. Wawrccka took charge  of the brewing at the Northern  23rewin,g -Co... the quality of our  Allin beei compares favorably with'  rany that is imported; today they are  also making stout, and by the way  311 wliich the 'product'is being used  ���jt should not take long before the  N. 15. Co. will have a monopoly of  lhe whole northern .trade. Everyone should patronize our home  products.  'Frost bile on the hands and feet  has been treated successfully .by  Beray ..for sevenil years with applications of .70 per cent, alcohol.  With -this he saturates gauze 8  .layers in thickness. This, is .covered with a perforated protective  material, and then with a bandage.  Queen Owrlotte Mineral Claim.  SlTUATIi   IN Till!  ATI,IN  l.AKB   MlNINli   1)1 VI-  kiun oi' (Jakpiaii  DisTiiif-r.   Wiimm i.o-  ciATi'.n:���On Union  Mountain, IIhaii oi-  Little Simiitjic CIhiii-lk.  ritAKK NO'ri(;H that I, Henry Nicholson,  -1- l.'rce .Miner's Certificate No. li'.ll.'lil, in-  tonil, sixty ilavs froni the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate  of improvement, Tor t he purpose of obtuiii-.  iiiK a Grown (irant of the above claim.  .And further tultu notice that action, under  section 117, iniiKt. lie eomnienced before the  issuance of sueiiCerti Ileal oof Improvements.  Diiti'il this Ut li day or Keliriiury, A. I>. Illl.'Ii.  .    . IIKXIIV NIOIIOLSON.  Good Hope  Mineral Claim.  THE ROYAL HOTEL,  TALLMIRE ���&.   BENNETnT,,   Proprietors.  -.Corner Pearl and Eirst Streets, Atlin, B. C.  FIRST   GLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  CHOICEST WINES. HOUOKS AND CIGAHS CASL GOODS A SPLCIALIV.  The   Canadian   Rank of   Conwrce.  CAPITAL    PAID    UP    $10,000,000.  Rxcsicitvu,  $3,500,000.  Branches ot the Bank at aeatt-ta,  San Franaisco,  Portland,  Skagway, .eSc.  .ExchsniigG soStS .ow all. Points*  cGouj Dust PuuciiAswo���Assay Oimmck in CoNNiicnoN.  D.  ROSS, Manager.  VANCOUVER ENGINEERING WORKS, 1TD.  SlWATI'. IN THK ATI,IN MlNINli DIVISION Ol'  CJAHMIAII DlSTlUOT. WllEHI-i LOCATKII ���������  llEADQUAIITHIIB Oil* G 1IAN1T1', ClIKKK.  r-pAKH NOTIOK that I, Geo. 1'ollay, V. M.C.  ���" n'.ll.SOL pari owner and a^enl. I'or.lolin  ���KirUImiil, I''. M.C. llM.-ini, intend, sixty days  from III" dale hereof, to apply to the Mining  Iteeonler for a Cerliiirate of Improvements,  fur lhe purpose of obtaining a Crown Ciriuit  ,of tlie above eliilm.  And l'lirlher lalie notice that nelion, under  section  87, must,  be commenced   before the  .issuanceof such Cerlillenteof luiprove'nu'iil.  Jl'ated.lhis Isl day of April, A. I), lira.  VANCOUVER,-B. C.  SPECIALISTS .IN  �����������  HYDRAULIC    GIANTS, WATER'   GA'ms,  RIFFLE    BARS, .STEKL RIVKTTED   'PPPE,      ,  HOISTS,       MINING    CAGES     .ax-io     ORE   -CARS.  MADE   TO   SPECIAL  DESIG?!..  A.   C.  HIRSCHPELD,   Affont for AtlUi DLStricL ATLIN,    13.   C,    SATDR.DY,    APRIL    29,    1906.  ,fi  eel3   tor  Wheels   for    Rent.  tJ&~   BJffycHc   Supplies   always   on   hand.  E. L. PILLMAN & CO:  Local Events.  Safe Deposit Vaults1 at Jules  Eggert's.    Rates reasonable.  ' Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Rant left for  the coast this weelr.  Mr. J. Fall left for a hunting and  prospecting trip this week. He  will spend some months on the  Alaskan coast, going ��� as far' as  Valclez. Mr. N. F. Rant will accompany hi 111.  McDonald's Grocery makes a  specialty of fresh eggs and butter.  Tlie Columbia Graphophone: is  011 exhibit at Jules Eggert's, who is  sole agent for the Atlin District and  Car Cross.  A flock of big swans visited the  open water at Taku this week.  They were accompanied by hundreds of ducks and geese, but as the  latter are out of season, they got  off ca.S3\  Circulating Library, containing  best editions, at C. R. Bourne's.  J. M. Ruffner took a walk along  his ditch line this week and with'n  shots killed 10 gophers who were  industriously undermining the ditch;  why he did not kill eleven has not  transpired.  The latest magazines and papers  are always on hand at Pillman's.  H. J. Tripp, M. E., who came in  with J. H. Conrad to inspect the  Petty Group, on Windy Arm, left  last week. We hear that he was  very favorably impressed with the  property.  Sewing Machine for sale cheap.���  Apply this office.  Real estate in Vancouver has  nearly doubled iu value in the last  two years.  Onion .Sets, Garden and Flower  Seeds, at C. R. Bourne's.  Murdoch McKay left for Edmonton on Thursday ; he will return  at opening of navigation.  Mrs. Peter's Restaurant and  Bakery is now open ; also furnished rooms by the day or month.    ,  T. H. Taylor's Irish water span-'  iel, "-]3urra'rd Pat," took first prize  at tiie Vancouver Kennel Club  show.    We know. " Pat " here.  Paints and varnishes for sale at  J. D. Dune's.     '  Easter Monday, the members of  the Ladies' Aid in connection,' with  the Presbyterian Church were en  lertained by the Rev. Mr. Turking  ton. They had an enjoyable  sleigh ride to Scotia Hay,' where  refreshments were served by .the  ladies.  Mr. J.'S. Fenn left with Murdoch  McKay on Thursday. He will return on the first boat.  Freighting is now over for the  season from Carcross. The last  teams arrived Thursday. George  Matheson, who had charge of Dix  on's road-house, has closed up and  returned here. The trail is, how  ever, still good and will be for(some  time yet.  Ed. Ronayne left this week for  the Tanana. We wish hirn every  success.  Robert Grierson is putting under  cultivation several acres of ground  as a market garden.:' ���-.��� ���    .-  Canvas tents���all  sizes���for7sale  at J. D. Durie's. Vir" ���'���''  iv;.: .���     w,  In   all   probability  the   greatest'  weights carried on the backs of  men in mine or other place are .the  loads of ore brought up' from'th'e  mines of the Andes by Chilian miners. In the Santa Fe copper .mine  of the Cordilleras all the ore is carried a vertical distance of 450 feet,  and the average weight per man is  250 pounds. This load is carried  up ladders made of notched trunks  of trees, set almost upright, one  touching the .other.  Dr. L. S. Keller, dentist, is now  in Atlin, and will remain hereabout  a month practising his profession.  Dr. Keller's office is next door to  J. H. Richardson's.  TABLED    ����    LU  \\WV-!  We'have   just received a large consignment'of Faxicy and  Staple Groceries.  If you want fresh goods, at bedrock prices, call'and see us.-  THE IRON STORE, FIRST STREET  fIT-REF  TAILORS,  333 Hastings Street,  Vancouver, B. C  o  Mail Orders promptly attended to.  Self-Measurement Blanks aud Samples sent on'.application.  NORTHERN    POWER   &  r--LUMBER    CO.,   LTD,   '..  Until further notice, tho following will  be the rates  for  Lights ;  all nccouiits coltecteiE  monthly:  ��� -   ELEOTRBG   LIGHT   RATES:  Installation,   .- $3.50   jier   Light  ���  ' Subscribers can be supplied'at.Meter rates :  Rent of each  Meter, $1.00 per month  or at. "Hat" rates,', as under:  8   Candle   Power .Incandescent, $1.75   per   month   per   Light  16       "' " "  ���������������������   3.25  32   '   " ���    " "     5.50.  Erom and after the 3rd January, 10Cf>, all Lights will be tiu-ticil oil' at 2 a. ra. and relit from C a. in- until daylight.  All biiriied-ont or blackened lamps will be exchanged for new ones, free of charge, if  brought to.the Company's office, but broken ones will be charged for at SO cents each-  The Company's Modern Steam Laundry has been let on lease to Mil. and  MKS. Fenn, who will-collect and deliver all washing, receive payment for it-Jl washing, nnd  pay all accounts in connection with the Laundry.  r.��!*>ft*5��b��*i��5��i��**��**��b***��*��^*��**i  Mining flardware at J. D. Durie's.  Tenders for Cordwood.  Tenders are desired for the supply of 300 cords of firewood, delivered to.a point on,Spruce Creek.  Particulars may be obtained from  the undersigned, and tenders delivered  not: later  than ��� May ' 8th,  1905*  Tine Northern Minks Limitkd,  A. H. Bromijcy,  Managing Director.  Atlin, B. C.    .  Executed Cheaply,   Promptly and Satisfactorily.  THE    CLAIM    OFFICE.  ilotHwn Brewing Company, 01  ATLIN, B.  C.  BREWERS    OF    LAGER BEER  SMALL    AND    LARCH    ORDERS    PROMPTLY    FILLED.  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL' IN THE NORTH.  EVERYTHING CONDUCTED IN   FIRST-CLASS MANNER.  Itn-to-Date   Restaurant in   Connection*  FRED   YA/FfONG,   Manager.  COKNKll  K1RST  AVKNUIC  AND   DISCOVERY  STK'KUT,   ATI.IN.  hi;cobwioii to    M.  FOLEY  &W FULL LINE OF STAPLE AND FANCY GROCERIES.  Flour,  Oats,  Chop   Feed,   Bran,   &c, &c.  THE  Half-Way Mouse  in ii haven for all  travellers. The meals  are free-milliiiir and  the bracers in the  bar as refreshing as  the (lew of the early  morning, An ideal  summer and winter  resort.  JAMES  CLARK,  I'KOl'KIUTOX.  i'  I  ��  V*'1!  ��� --j (���  i.. i j  m  Ft  1  Jftl  4  ft!  is})  <������  I !'  "M  ���     1     'r    *  ���;.(���'!  ���.(������  I  0  M  M  >.. i'y.r  m


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