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 .-aViKs^'i^^Ma^ffifcivs^^  -'tv -*' oU''r "��?,/*>.f! jy>\ >f w* ''4'"' ��. 'i'i i"\ if i"- r/-i-" '-* Y/' '">* if- y"% >\- ���*' **i' ���.  , v'-'-Trr^^yiyT^^y^^Ty^^^^^^f���^"1^���^^^^^^^^^^^-?^?^���  1 f   , f  $.  VOL.   3.  ATUN, BVC, SATURDAY, APRIL 28. 1900.  NO. 53-.       ,  F. ����� MkFeely and Co.  OICALiiKS   IN  Paints,  Oils,   Varnishes,  Builders9 Hardware,  Sash and Doors,  Tinware, Grant tew are, Crockery  '- -<V  All kinds of Tinsmith work done..  t ��.  BLACKSMITH'S  GOAL*  -> Corner of First and Pearl Street.  J.St.Clair Blackett and Co.  ,       fHOiV STORE* FiRST ST��  v- 1     ��� ���       _    * y  Have the Most'Complete'Stock in, Atlin. -  THEIR PRICES ARE RIGHT  FOR ALL CLASSES  OF GOODS. /     -   ���  THEY ARE OFFERING  .     SPECIAL BARGAINS  IN'WINTER CLOTHING.  1    '     '   PINE NUTS. ,      ��  -, Phiie, April   25.���Many  old-time  faces are retuyiing to town. Among  the.  latest   to,arrive  are  William  ' Fitzgerald    and   son   Charles,   and  Frank   Fitzgerald, and son Wi*liam,  who are en route to Wright  creek,  where, they  mined > so successfully  last��� yean' -They  are.all��� practical  miners    and  , have _high.f hopes of  doing   well    this    summer.   > The  party are at the Gold House. *; - - '-  Mrs. J. Letherdale lias received a  letter from''AK ^Gv&cLeod," Victoriaj-  stating thatiiis little hoy, whom   it  "will be remembered,, sprained  his  ankle last winter, was a * patient in  v St. -Joseph's Hospital, and would in  all .probability remain an inmate for  about a  year.    The" complaint,   as  stated by Dr. Davie, was tuberculosis iti the ankle, brought about  by  drinking impure cow's milk.  . ^The hotels ot Pine are making  ir-eady for another year of rushing  business.' Paint brushes are in evi-  dence everywhere," and other'improvements are noticeable* on all  sides. The cozy little Pine Tree,  under the ��Id management, looks  as bright "a�� a new, dollar, after an  unstinted application of oil aiid varnish to its interior.  t.  The famous Gold House has beeu  thoroughly, overhauled and renovated by the wide-awake proprietors, Letherdale & Burton, and they  liave spared no expense in making  Iheir house one of supreme comfort  and beauty. The dming room is  finely fitted up with high-backed  chairs, the floors laid with matting  and the table service is'new, bright  and homelike. The building occupied by the Bank of Halifax last  summer has beeu utilized for this  purpose, and entrance can be effected to this portion of the house  from Main street, without going  through the hotel proper. A large  ammber of sunny, airy bedrooms,  all neatly furnished and named alphabetically���Atlin, Bennett, Cassiar, Dawson, Egypt, etc.���are at  the disposal of guests, and the bar  ia stocked    with   all  the creature1  comforts the sybarite could 'wish'.  The telephone,,office is located )in  the hotel and will' be a great con1  venience. The whole aim >of the  enterprising owners has' 'been realized, that of securing'.themaximum  amount of comfort combined with  elegance.*        *   . <,       4',   �����,, -  Mr. H. Cancellor, our1 obliging  postmaster, has received a communication from the Educational Department, "Victoria, stating that the  matter of  a school for Pine, was re-  ceiving     favorable    consideration.  <��� ��� "5  *��� _ i '   >   , -     -.  He  also received "'somec time:ago a  letter from his brother-E.^V.,dated at  -?    -��� *.,      * ���*  �����      --��. * ���  Vancouver,*' informing him " that  he  ���had been accepted s.by   the  Strath-  cona ^Hofse,"    and ~r would     hear  from him again when he arrived   at  the Cape. ���    ,   ,  Mr. Harris, of the Vendome, Atlin, has taken over the Cassiar hotel.  Lambert & Jackson, 26 below on  Pine, expect to start working iu  about iodajs-   Dr. J. D. Johnson, the Sagamore  claim, 1 above on Pine, is h'-uiling  logs for his wingdam and expects  to .be sluicing iu . ten "Hays. -He  has cut a strip office out���111 by  9 feet wide���for his wingdam foundation.  Frank Britton is another of the  late arrivals. I,  THE TALK  OF THE  TOWN.  . Everybody \is wondering how1 it  is The Exchange does the most  prosperous business iu Atlin? This  store is fitted up with. almost anything anyone can imagine, from a  needle to an anchor. The question  is very simple. We do business on  business principles, and our motto  is quick sales and small profits.  Give us a' trial; of course, you  know where it is, First street, Atlin.  The Exchange is always in the  market for stocks of merchandise,  miners' outfits, watches, diamonds,  jewelry and gold dust.  An empty Queen's chocolate tin,  which had been sent by a soldier  in South Africa, was put up for  auction in a public-house in the  Euston Road, and fetched ��6 1.0s.  "ROUND THE TOWN."  1 The following is a complete edition of, the latest Atlm success us  sung by our'leading ' baritone, Mr.  Richardson, at the recent entertainment in theA.'B.   Hall.    Some  of  1  the verses'were" not rendered in deference to j.he wishes 'ol one of the  pei formers. " * Copyright has ' been  applied' for, and it was only after  strenuous efforts that the "author  condescended tor allow Tim Claim  the privilege of publishing it:  We'ic a liyhtiu' ot the wily, pious liner.  IleV, kooiI at \\ lute iiu'y lrauils and liihle l</ie.  We're teil 011 horse 01 mule  And, us a general rule,  It's'a fact that we do \erj much del'lo'rc.  'Bout tho tow 11, tip and dou 11, ,  We'\eijotoui K'lllaut toe-, a-l> iujr roun'.  \\ e can't jret much to drink  bxcpptiwater, so they think i >-  There inu^t be lack of spirits iu the town.  t    *  We hud a paper u lucli wilt, sold for uaires,  T\\ as .i cl.iss.ic pen  that  did adorn its jm^jret..  ft didn't *mp us news,    '.  Hut it aired the judjre's \ie\\K  On piomiuent e\outs throughout the aires.  Sold 111 tow 11, up'iuid dow u;        .   ,       v���  >     ,  The paper it was printed on w ux brow n.  The editor's  ��oin{jr  north  whence we hope  'i' he'll issue forth  With sufficient funds to luiild u 'moi al' tow u.  In cuve there inifrht be 11113 iniheoueeptioii���  You must know that in this nhou there's no  ���'rideeeption���1 u .    '   -   -   .       _       - "�� '  I'djike^ 011 to believe > ,.  Tliut the judtre w ho's sointr to lea\ef      "   "-  Isn't Marmadiike of mugisterial'mentjon.  But he's iu tow 11���w lth w ig aud srown���  A'man of parts and \ery wide renown;  He is athlete, actor, .wit, and  tliey-naj   Iie'b  learnt a bit -  Prom the artists that   frequent at.oertain  - ."town.  ' '.'������������  The Half-Waj   House,   near by. is'finite a  , ^ _ place y- -. '  Where live three En*;lis.h' Molinnies'  red  of.  1     fnee; 2-   / ����� '' _��� ��� ,r>  (jue ot.theiu is named Sam Plum he  (Or "Peiieli" he's called by some)  Who a London cabbj'i) seat  would  not disgrace.   _  .He's seen tow 11, up and dow n,_  And hence,  perhaps, the  bald 'place 011 his  r     crown. -      .       "       j      ,  He's a \ery decent boi*��� free from "anj  base  ' 1 oIJo>��� I ',    *  Aud we wish we could see more of,him  111  tow tl.  There's a  man  as wants to }ret our precious  '. .voteu��� -' *- ���>' ' ~  A sort of mariner as sail* them river boats���  And much safer it would be  If he'd (Sliange his drink to tea -   *-' '.'  Wlifin his shipjiipon the w ieked water floats.  Round this tow 11, up and dowu.  Iu politicul affairs he's played the clow 11.    -"*'  He saj s. he's "on the fence,"  He's not \erj flush of sense!  So it isn't likelj he'll succeed iu town.  There's a bi*; man  come to tow 11 called de  Lamare  Who's bj-oiitrlit an automobile from afar.  It clatteisidow 11 the street  And to ude on it's no treat  For \ou might trot  meningitis from the jar  Up and dow n, round the tow 11.     -  The bloomin' tliinprisalH a.VH 'breukin' dow iu  I suppone it is a toj  To iimuxe that littlo boy  Who tooted  thotcontrivunce roun' the tow 11.  Hirschfeld, W. G. Paxton, E. 'M.  N. Woods and Dr. Lewis. The  first five named wereelecteda bvurd  of directors h> the general meeting,'  after which the directors elected officers as follows: C. Christopher,  president and treasuier, and A; C.  Hirschfeld secretary. The*meeting  then adjourned' to' meet this evening at 8 o'clock in the office of the  company." *  ' THE QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY.  i"     . ! '- *  . A repre^enta'tive meeting to con-,  sider taking actiin for the proper  celebration, ol Her Majesty's birthday was held in the bitting room of  the Grand Hotel on Saturday even-  mg 21st inst. , Thirty-five gentlemen were present. ^Gold Commis- -  siouei Graham was voted to tlie  chair with W. R.",Dockrill as secre-  tary. A discussion _ ,011 the advisability of having a lacrosse Jor  baseball game took , place and was  decided in Jiivor of the latter, owing  to impossibility of getting in ji set  of,lacrosse sticks iu time for prac-  tice.' The fiecretarv was instructed.  to communicate with the people of  Pine to find out if a team from,that'  ' ,  ' ' '      ''       *! '1 .* '-*  thriving burg pould he organized to  meet    the < Atlm    team.1. , .'Messrs.   ,  Dockrill,   tMcKenna 'and   Mackay  - _ '' ' .      ',      '       '''.'' ^  were appointed a committee ��to. so-  licit   subscriptions ,for , the  sporty.  The meeting  adjourned to, Satur-  dav, 1. Mav   <>th���AvheD a sports com-  mitte,and Treasurer, will bevelectecL ,  Dockrill Bros., -the druggists,  have decided to keep pace with the  times and are erecting a handsome  16x30 store on the lot'adjoining the  Northern1 Hotel. Mr. Olive is the  contractor.  E.L Pillman, has opened, up in  the Hotel Northern with a large  and fresh stock of fruits, vegetables,  cigars, tobaccos and stationery.    ,,  ICE   ACCTDEMV-      ,  t  On Thursdnj   ufterimou.  a  valuable team  w itli emiity hied eu  route   for  Heunett  uiul  beloiitiuif    to    Capt-    John    Irving,   weat  through the ice one  mile from  Tak 11  City.  liefore   Hssibtance    could    Ue rendered  the  ueisrht of the sled  had drusired the  1ioi*��>m  under and e\erythintr wrs lost.   T.   Brows,  the druer., escaped.,     l  A full stock  of miners'   tools   at  the l��west prices.    The Exchange,  Note���The most careful attention  is given to mail or stage, orders at  The Exchange.  t  ELECTION OF OFFICERS.  A meeting of stockholders aud  directors of the Atlin Abstract Co.,  Ltd., was held in their reoms, corner Second and Discovery street, on  Wednesday evening for the purpose of organization and filling several vacancies on the board. The  stockholders present were C. Christopher, R. D. Fetherstonhaugh, J.  A. Fraser,   Alex.   Godfrey, ' A.   C  XW MEAT MAKKEX.  Tt w ill be *een from our advertising imH-  luniitf Hint Mensrs. Uriiden and Huttiu^n have  opened -up a butcher tduop and produce  htorei-corner of Fin* aud IUncovery. Their  ti rut display of meat l<ro1i�� at, tasty and *i>-  lietiniuurviH miy one uonld w inli to put n *��<t:ti  into. We predict for them a fair whnx��  of ciintoni.  On active service .each coMier  armed with pick and shovel i�� ts.jpec-  ted to excavate five feet of trends, -xh.  6in. wide, ifL -6an. -deep, in half  an hour. This affords sheiter for  one rank of men kneeling-  Dtiring the siege of La<3ysmith  4,000 horses of the .cavalry brigade  were convertad into soirp,orsausages  in a single month-  Hand-saws, Dktoia saaakc jcpfl.  other leadiag brands, -$r. 'lUie iEsc-  change. F'irst street, AtEn.-  Two hundred stoves as goo^l jb&  new from $2.50 to ^5. -Tlie Eacr-  change.  r'  *,  O   i  r y j  n        ^  ^ - -V. ' -    j��-,  ' j^Vi'jiaaaaBmga^!KPnaittBia2g^<ai.naiMvoafci^^  WW&S&tii w«- '-
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Thk   Atlin  Claim.
PiibHnIu.'ii , nrry    t-'ntiiiilny  »*oi i.i*p   hi
The Atmn Claim 'Pum.i'HiNi. Co.
Offlao o/|iiililiciitioii: ,r  '     "'
St-ociri, hi-lwceii 'I mil or mid Yi in 1 .*• tre< ts.
A(hi*i flkiiip- n> 1 cs made know u on m ) licu-
tion.
The kubNcription piice is, £4 u jeiir pnv-
nble in advance. No piipcr will lie delivered
unless t'losri iond'tions arc cum| lied with.
With   the   present   number' The
Claim commences the second year
of its existence. Twelvemonths ago
Atlin   was an experiment, now it is
solidifying lapidly into  a  concrete
fact.       During   the  past  year  we
have endeavored to the best ol ,our
ability to present our readers with a
paper  worthy ■ of the  district and
. always     strictly    representing,  its
best interests, and   purpose  in   the
future, as in the past, 'to   be   found
iu the van   in   all  making' for  the
district's  well-doing.    When   business justifies,1 as  we  hope   it  will
soon,   the publication of a bi-weekly, or even  a dail.v,   The-Claim
is prepared to fill the bill.   We will
be civil to all'and truckle  to  none,
aud quite 'recognize the  fact  that
the mission'of a' paper is  to   help
the improvement of the district it is
published   in,   financially,   morally
and  socially.    If we  have trodden
a! little heavily  on  any  one's  toes
"I was down in' Cork' last month
holdii g assizes. On the first day,
when the jury came in the officer
of the court said, 'Cintlemen ,av
the jury, ye'11 take yer accustomed
places, if ye plaze." And may I
i e\er laugh again,"" said the Baron,
if the\ didn't'all walk "into' the
dock."
To the Electors of
Cassiar District:
Pine is the possessor of a,real
live hi-you-washee Chinaman. He
meandered in last summer from old
Cassiar, and has'been,quietly running a wash-house ever since.''Now-
the mystery of Pine's four bundled's f.ne linen is solved ,   >
The following is taken fr^m .the
wants advertisement column of the
Victoria Colonist of the 10th inst.:.,
DOCTOR* WANTED.
;   An_ excelJent .opening exists for a
competent registered medical, practitioner in the Atlin mining district,
B.C."   For. pailiculars address   P
O. box 566. Vancouver.    •'
PROMINENT MINING MEN.
E. P. Spaiilding, M. E., of New'
York,'who \"isited Atlin" in .the in-
during the 'past year; we have doiie > * £ek's  sta?   in tlje- district\ invf |f;.;
so in a spirit absohiteiy free from all
taint of personal malice, and would
no more  think of injuring any one
than'a^surgeon, who, -after  he  has
cut off and  cured ~a tumor,   would
plunge his knife  into-the'patient
Wantonly.  ' "We  start   the   second
year and will strive  to  make The
Claim a'better paper even   than °in
the-year just gone, but editors, com
positois and devils-tire of running a
paper just for'the fun of the'thing
and 'chewing  wind.    The  community  owes   a duty to its representative   paper,   that  of .properly  supporting it.    The paper qwes a duty
to the community in recognition of
its  support.    Let   the 1 two loyally
stand by each other and the general
results to each cannot fail to be satisfactory -1.   ,       '
Bennett Sun,'April 21: "Why rot
strike out that bad name and substitute McKay? Keep on fishing
with your political hook, Mac, maybe you will secure a suck'er with
more money than brains. Promiscuous flattery is a good bait."
We would like to ask the Sun
for a definition and minute description   of   the   sucker   that    Judge Mn   the district.    The piping, which
gating placer, "quartz 'and 'hydrau'-'
lie possibilities. Mr. Spaulding in-,
formed us that he considered the'
outlook,' for hydraulics ' here 'as Ye-
markably good, and the,-quartz
possibilities as being worthy "of, very
extensive investigation:-Mr.* Spaul-
ding will return with the first boat'
and make Atlin his headquarters
for the futi re. „      ,,
Mr. H. X. Griffiths, of Seattle,
who was in here all through the
past week examining the Sunrise
hydraulic group for Sound capitalists, is another operator who thinks
v\ell- of the distrirt. The- group
in question lies .on the right of
Pine creek and - extends from the
Halfway House to Discovery. Mr.
Griffiths brought in with him Mr.
Fred. Cook, a 'Saining engineer of
very wide experience, in both North
and South America. The result of
the examination is that Mr. 'Griffiths has decided to acquire the
property, which is ' controlled at
present ■ by Mr. J. M. Ruffner.
Messrs. Brownlee &TI,Qwry,' are
earning out the*necessary surve3rs
and locating the ditch line,, which
will be one of the largest conduits
'GENTLEMEN:
On acciMint ef tUe distance, I <!». not expect t<o< l>u i»ble to hold mooting* iu Ca-.siar
constituency. 'She ptut&irtn of tho- present
jrovermncnt is before you.. I hope that the
•sluctfH's atl Cnsbinu will insii>t'o«i having two
stippu«,tei'M>a£ tlie Gou'-riinicut before them
> 111 tho coming campaign- I IimiVh no use
w lmtuvt'i- for so-called itidepun'ilu.it eiiudi-
ilatcs. and t thLuk thatt no constituency can
make a- ^reatev- mistake than to send to
Parliament a mnn.w ho if*- (Mi .neither Hide of
politics.
'Mlbe platform of the present Government
aflcrs 11 111 on ns of developing the imnions.',
dKtirict at Cassiar in a w'ay 1 liiat never ' yet;
lias been attempted. If the people thewe de-*
sire a pulic.\ of that kind to bo inaugurated,
thi> only way to skcro^nplUhi it is' to support
tho present Government.- I may point
out to to. yon that the Govnrn-
meut will certainly not' ttttr-iupt to
to remain iu power if is it noceswiry to depend upon the Mipport oLmeu who luivd been
elected: imic pe'iudtwit nuil who will fool atl liberty tu>desert u>> whenever tiny may Jlud it
convenient. I shall, tlu*r<*lore,,at.Ruino that
if an independent candidate K elected in tiny
part of the Province ho may be considered
as practically 1111 opponent nl the Government. ' W>put forward a platform in t*i'e interest of the people us we believe. Surely we
ha\e the ri-^lit to ask that the oU-ctor-, of tlie
Province should ->ny yes or no to the Question
whether-they support that plutfortn.   ' ■
With regard to the Alien Exclusion Bill, iu
addition to agreeing to repeal  this bill  at
Certificate of Mproveni3fffs
Watt*Eagle Mineral Claim.
•Sitinnrta in theAtlin Lake Mining lli-vision of -
Cassiar   District.   Where I'ocivtod:   Piue-
Creok. < ,
TAKE NOT1CK tha-t I, C. Christopher,
t'reo .Miners' Certiliuutu. No. H(Sfc,„into'id ft)
days-from date hereof, to nivply to the Mio-
iii(f Ue'cordor- Dor a certificate ofi improvements for tlie purpose ot ubfcii.mitr a Crown
Gruii* of. the above-chiim. '"'
And further take notice tlmft nutiii i uii-
iur seetUm 117 must be cowmence'l bufora
the issuance of such certifinite- oS im.irovj-
mentw '    * ^ .   P        i- -   *■ *ij -        , *i- i* '^,- *;' v** -'
Dated) tliaj s>3nd' d'a-y c>f .riviiiu>ityP W) )*).
,  CCIiaiiSTOPilUR
PINE FREE HOTEL.
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DLSOOVIvKV, H. C.    ':    '
WheiT you'ctjihe' to Diac'oir'ery'fcike
'    shelter uMder" the tree.
•    'j- .' ' r ' ,     '       »''    'V       $
Finest of Hquprs.   fCoodl 'stablU:iy.»
When m Atliii slo.i>
'    '. .  at the .  .
.     „  ,      r r^t.-     _ •*.  f  .      i   Ca. the next session. the Government harwe prae-
teiest of Chicago capitalists, left on rtically asrdI1Bed to IllllHf> it" imniedi;itely-
Sunday   for* the  ^outside, ' after a
There is a cluuse in the act which Iea\es it
to the discretion of the Government to grant
free miners.' certificates to incorporated
companies. Heretofore the Government have
refused to do> so, but we have adopted the
policy of issuing these certificates to any
company-which u'pplies for the same." Practically under this arrun^emeiit, any foreigner hy( incorporating'a company can Uiij all
the claims that he wishes, so that there is no
longer anything to prevent the iii\estmcut
of foreign capital in the Atlin district. ,,We
have caused this arrangement to be noticed
in'tho lea'din'g American newspapers.   '
Ywirs respectfutly. . .^    (
. JOSEPH MARTIN, ." ,
r - Premier,
■OLYjMPIC HOTEL        xj'
First Street.
'llKADQUARTKBlS'  FOR   J.EMr^S St'. '
Louis Lagbj* BatCK.'   li    •■
First class Restaurantin coLinection
A. -BURKK.    Manager.     — -
CENTRAL1 HOTliL,
. ■ y .First Street, Atlin.
,. wines, liquors. and, cigars.   ."•
Higiikst "Cash   Price. Paid pjr
41  Raw Furs, y"1^ :y"i'-
„o;     '■    ■     '--'iL-^RIPSTEINi   '
—THE-- . ';   \
Canadian Bank..:   ;;
...of Commerce
Corner Second and Pearl Streets:
Goli> Assayicd;
Purchased or
Consignment.
Taken on
parsons Pr$diice
" v     COMPANY.
GROCERIES and
PROVISIONS,
GENERAL
i      OUTFITTERS.
Head.Office : WINNI TEG, :Ma\i
Branches:      Vancouver,
..... Dawson.   -
Atlin,.
Qtw
EN RESTAURANT. '
First Street^Near Pearl.' *
BEST   50C.   MEAL.  IN  ATLIN.    '"
'' '     ' .      '    '"'lJ- tanakA, "Prop
Fry landed on these shores last fall.
lie was aVpeach; red inside and out.
Beth'uuic'species, some say.
The summary of the mineral
production of Canada for 1899,
issued by the Geological Survey,
shows that the value of the copper,
gold, iron ore, lead, nickel, plati-
1.11m, and silver produced was $28,-
&33>717- 1'he value of the uon-
metallic product is placed at $18,-
141.795* Tlie gold output of the
Yukon -is placed at $16,000,000,
•while the other districts yielded $5,-
°49>73°- The mineral production
of Canada for 1899 shows increase
over the returns of 1898 of 22'2 per
cent.
Here. is. \, s£pry.- which Baron
Do\V^»-.th^<^:J^br3.J;ed-. Irish judge,
oncetoldiiti th?exaggerated 'brogue'
which he -so   loved    to    employ:
is of large size, has been ordered, and will come in on the first
boat. Mr. Cook is already making
arrangements for opening tip the
mine. " '
CARD OF THANKS.
Eric Halverson writes this paper,
under date of April 25th, saying
that he has been handed by Df.
Cameron a bajik book showing $9r
to his credit,. and expressing his
gratitude to those who arranged
and took part in lhe performance,
to those who gave tfreir services
gratuitously, to all who' bought
tickets,' and likewise* to Capt. M.
Foley for his donation of $5.
When the New Zealanders sut
Rensburg were racing to get to a
kopje before the Boers, they bad to
jump a wire fence about 5ft. big;h.
Out of thirty-eight only two failed: ^
Exchange sold on all the principal points in Europe, the United
States- and Canada. :n
pASSAY OFFICE
IN CONNECTION
FOR GOLD DUST ONLY.
T.  R. BILLETT, Manager.
BROWNLEE & LOWRY
X IL Ifrowniee, P- E. S.„ D. I. Jr. '
R. C. loway, A. M. I. C. FT.
Civil and Hydraulic Engineers,
Land Surveyors.
Pearl Street, Atlin, B. C.
Rant & Jones,
NOTARIES,
MINING BROKERS
AND
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Agents- for the Imperial Life Assurance Co.
;    E. L PILLMAN
Funeral   Director   and ^
■   Embalmer ,/     •' > r.
Third and Discovery,'' rAtlin, B:'"C.
Rodie»liml>n.lined for Shipme'itia Specialty
Orders, on shout notice.
AUDkiuds o-f   ti'iineml  SuppBi'-s. at .reiv-<>> '-
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Swiss  Watch.makkr.
Has charge of
' raents.
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First street, Atlin.
A. S. Crotis' Store.
PRINCIPAL   BATH    HOUSE
AND   LAUNEPRY.
Best Equipped EstaMisbnie'it^Ja
Atlin. Refurnished and reopened under' the old management. ""
Baths 50c.     Lake St." Near Sawmill.
Atlin Lake Lumber Co.
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To the Electors of the Van-
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GliNTMM'HNi
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I beg foi the third time to oiler my si If n
j ciiudidute lit the coming general oli'utlo,
mi lepi (sent jou in the Legislative AKsrni'
lily of iliis ri 01 mi «•.,,, , ,     A, W^
In the campaign oftflSIWi I^uiniouM'ed mv,
tidlu re 1 ee to certain general pi iin-ipU'x anil
jou did me the liouot to choose me uh one of
1111 i, rcrri'H utnUves. Since tl.ttt election,!
J.iiVe 101 sistrntly udheicd tofjiose principle-
Ill fl ft ill ntiiud lo 11.tin ,       1 ,
' \" I c 11 i  ii<tf|tid   I'tlUr  us ..Atti i niy-Gen-
<* 1111 111 A r.Sdiilii 'k 11 (111111 i->t|.|itioi), \ou \\( 11
I ind 1 1 ough ugniu ionium me by ueil.miii
|w,T. *l y "^      '^1   »3    iC*   r-» '       "     *        '
lion, 4 < * ^V* ' ***■ '•u        -*   r  *
A b il 11 1 ndii'i <if'tlic Gnvij linn ut I toolt-in ,
(id im pin I dm ii j.' 11 t m -tion oI 3SOT in pirn •
,111*111011 tlie Atlltl t( loolt II{.isllltlull (III-
t.lllif.  < III, 'ilk fill  us it W( nt', tl^iso pi II Clplps.
I li(]  1.1 it<   mi ft  in saying tlmt tlie   worl,
dor <  I).** tl 1* .S( 11 I111 Oovei mnei t mid its sup-
joittih during tlmt  session  was einiiieuth
, r,lltlsfll< tOiy  to t 111  ( Ii ltt;l*s of tl Is   Pioviiik
i\ I < se  vitcii   placid   tlnrt   Government    it
1 owi 1     I I00I1 liniK with piulf and sntisfai
J        tion to tlie pin' wl.iih [ 100k ,111 101 iidLtion
tl.llt WOlIi. n "l
jli e 11 (ii l)(i-h 1 f theGovi i .intent (.01.tinned
' aii'i niei t!j to woik to.'itlnr 11 the nui»t
lininY.iiJoi.'S^nmiii ir until the Deadman's
Jsliind dispute tiros-. In (Oi.nection witl,
tli fl' n uttt-i you w ill it men ht 1 that I placed
irj'bi If lnyoin hands. \ y colleaguea, jlessrs.
A ni pl'ei-on aid'lisdull also agreed to be
guided 111 that dispute by the %\ lahes of then
coi.stitueuts.f^i'y^'i ,-;v ;.    :\   ->. .
' Mi. Coltoi'4 ou*tlie,'other hand, tooU a Brit,
stand against any settlement or arrangement
ot the irntter until the question of the ©nV-
ci ship of/tlip land had been decided by the
toints.,-.    , yi1-     , 7~\ ~ k. f ,f-;
Tlie very slight progress made iu the sun
1   then , 11 stitiited   shows th~at>tlie Jiti^ratioi
vi onld pro) ably 1 ot be completed for a 1111m-
bcrof jeurfc. *< '"   .      -'
Tliih diflereiice,between Air. Cotton am1
m>j'self produced some friction 111 the' Gov-
en m?nt, but*lipait'from that dispute; I
ait vor hacl the slip:btest intimation from Mi"."
5-in'ln 01 ai y of n 3 otl ei colleagues of am
<IKs»tisfaetiou whatever with regard to ii'3
actioi'S in til the" 1st day" of"Jt.ly, 389**,
*»\ lieu < jV,'r. Semlin peremptorily asked for
am resignation, ^riving thiee renso's, ail of
winch I can safely* »ai were regarded by tin
imblic at lar^e'a8"extremely fiivoious. I^re-
lused to resign and asked foi a caucus of
"Govpriiment supporter, to co'i-ider what
should be done under the circumstances. * ,
Lust session it w as stated'by Vlr.' Cotton,
in the House, that I liu I tueitlj agreed to b -
iiouud by the decision of this caucus, a.id
.si onlil 1 ave, continued" to-supixirt.ttie Gov-'
«r'.nirnt whentl e'decKioti w^as^a'sraii'St' me?
This-jytatejment is very wide indeed from
the truth." The sei'tlomon who upr.1 pies-
eirt at the caucus reiren hi r that I stated
n ost diatinctl} that if the decision" went'
■a^amst me I coi ld-uo Jonger support the
■Govern rut ai A wj5i.ld,jrleei« it irj duty to
UlUe etery men io in my power to brln^
jibout their defeat. - **■■ '
A^ the canons by a vorj ,slight' majority,
bided witn iir.'Seiiilih, I'nt bnce'tetide'red my
resi^nntiois and announced publicly that I
irust Ijp considered an opponent of the Gov-
«inment ,
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J list   pnor to the meeting of the  House,
;jo»i will remember that I (ailed a meeting of
«*v   sipioitprs in   jthe (,itJ;of  Tancouver,
md sulji it ted   iry-10-ition   to   tliem.'    1
stated 1hot,it was my intention, if possible
<o rdefc.at the Governineiit with  a vi'W   to
bi mtri  jr about a general election. I gave iuj
leasoi s for this course aud aUo stated if m.i
supporters dibajrreedod  with  my   proposed
action,  I would at once   resign  and allow
tl.*n. to choose a representative who would
act iu accordance with their wishes.Themeet-
'  iiiff wa-. very lurfre and repiesentative, and 11
resolution was   passed without dissentient
voice,   expressing   entire   approval   of my
intended   opposition   to the    Government
I hud ulreadj   imformed inembers of thf
Opposition   in   the   House   that  while mj
pi mciples were tlie same as they  had  been,
and   I   had   110 sympathy   with  their views
upon political (iticstious, still I had a com-
iron object with them  in  wishing to  briufr
about the  defeat of A'r. Semliu's Governineiit, und I had assured them  that if they
stood togetherl would be found workliighar-
11 01 lot sly* with them for that purpose  only.
r The coi sequent defeat of the Government
«nd the invitation of His Honor the Lieu-
• tenant-Governor to myself to form a Government, aro fresh in your minds. I accepted
the tusk   from His Honor   upon condition
-that I should be granted a dissolution  of
the present House; and in accordance with
this i iiderstiiiulii f, n general election wil1
■take placo ns soon as it can conveniently be
held.
It lias beeu charged that my action in opposing Mr. Semliu's Government after my
.expulsion    from   it, was actuated by personal feelings against Mr. Cotton.   There I«
•* no-truth whatever in thi9 suggestion. I ha\e
opposed nnd helped to defeat Mr. SemUn's
longer represented the principles  which  J
had espoused.
' It must he clear to everyone that the frivolous tutuous given by Air. Suiiilln.for my dis
{mIhruI had behind them real retinoid of substantia! character, and I think that subsequent oveutN luno shown what these reasons
were,
I attribute(Mr. Soiiilin'siietion, not, to' hi»
ow n desli e, but to VIr. Cotton. I am satisfied
tlmt 111 his lieai t Air. Cotton did not agr. <>
» ith the thorough manner in which the Go\ -
eminent anil the^ House carried out thoi.
pledges 111 tiio Session of' 1889; aud he knew
full w ell that As long as I, remained a niein-
bor of the' Government^ 'simihnr action
would be taken w ith regard to everi question that came before it. -■ ,
Aftlie time that the trouble occurred thei e
worn two matters of vital importance to this
Piovinoepending before the Government, in
to w Inch,the course to be adopted w as cleat ly
poiutedjOiit by reference to the pi-incipl-
w Inch it w as supposed to lepresent.    -.
These matter* wore first, the disallownu> e
of the labor Regulation Act, 1898, which pro
lnbited companies holding franchises froif
the - Province employing Mongolian laboi,
and, second,,the application of the British
Columbia Southern Railway Compauv for -t
row 11 grant of their laud subsidy.
Mr. Cotton was not prepared to stand by
ihe principles of the'party in connection
w ith these two matters, and for the purpo-*.*
of putting into effect his Mews w_ith regai di
to them,"saw clearly that'it wasriiecessaiy
to get rid of me. _ ' ^      <    *
With regard to the disallowance of the.
LaboV"Reg-illation-Act, my contention was,
and still is, that the Provincial Legislature'
should at the earliest moment h,iv«
been bi ought together for the special purpose of re-enacting this statute, in order to*
show'the Dominion f Government, and the
'people of other Provinces that this question
is considered a most vital^one m this prov;"
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With regard to the land subsidy; of tlir>~
British Columbia Southern .Railway Company, when the application w"as made, I.*-as
Attorney-General, looked into the question
with great care aud came to the conclusion
that the Railway Company had not complied
with the conditions laid dow 11 iu the statute
granting the subsidy, and that the Government had no right or power to issue t.ie
grant. " s
No 0'ie can be more impressed than I am
.with the sacredness of a contractual obliga-
tion. I quite admit that, no mitter how improper the action of the Legislature ma*
have been 111 granting to the B.C. Southei 11
•Railway Company_their^laud subsidy*, still
Ihe^Province is boiiud by* their .action, and
the o.ih) enquiry that can be made is _w heftier the railway company haia complied
w ith the conditions imposed by, the statute
in question. If they ha\e not done so, then
it appeals to me clear that it is the duty of
the government to stand by tho rights oi
the Province. '      ' "'"
I reported to the government my opinion
that the conditions of the statute had not
been complied w ith, und suggested that, as
the amount involved, was extremely lar._,e,
it would be advisable to obtain -.the. best  le-
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•jul opinions available. I was authorized bv
the go'vernmeut to do so, aud submitted the
case to Mr. Halrlane, Q. C, of London, ling.,
and to Messrs. Christopher Robinson, Q. C,
audi). B. Oslei, Q. C, of Toronto. Mr . Hal-
dane's opinion was inclined to be against my
contention, but he stated that he thought
tlie case was a proper one to be brought before the court. Messrs. Robinson und Osier
011 the contrary, gave u very strong opinion
that my contention wns correct, and that
the government were not compelled, even if
they* were permitted to issue the cro.vn
grant under the circumstances.
It may be that their opinion is not correct,
but my contention is that, in tho face of my
opinion as Attorney-General, supported by
lawyers of their eminence, the only course
open to the government — if it was to
be guided by the principles which
it was chosen to represent — was
to refer the matter to the courts, and,
after tho highest court of uppeal had decided, act strictly in accordance with that decision.
As soon as I had been got out of the w ay,
and before a new Attorney -General had been
appointed, Air. Cotton at once proceeded to
ignore the above considerations,and issued a
crow u grant for some 600,000 acres, including
about 150,000 acres of coal lands, w Inch, I am
informed, are worth many millions of dollars.
With regurd to the Mongolian labor question, the Government refused to adopt the
policy which I advocated, and met the House
without any proposition us to a re-enaot-
raent of the disallowed statute*:
The action of the government after f left
it, u ith regai d to the matters referred to in
Ais Honor's letter of dismissal of Mr. Semlin,
alw affords strong proof that I was right ia
my opinion that I had been remove*! fror*t
Urifisb Jlitierica Corporation, £1
'"•-y . ATLIN,   B.   G* ,     .   ,,,      ,';
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 ope"n,
A. H. STRACRY , ARCHIK \V. SHIKLS/    '9
Atlin Manager.     ' ' '" '   A^ent Atlin City.   \\
10 1 to eai 1 y out   Ins  leactioiuiry   idt-as,  and
piactiialU uiillif\ the legislation  winch  we
>a.l c .acted 1 1 the session ot 1S1D.
t j j •
One of the most important acts that wa
Hissed 111 ISfliI w ns"tlnj Toi reus He^isti > Act
iJp to the tune I left the Govci* uncut activi
ii'i'pur itions rtf're Imi ig in 1 le to brin; ♦hi5
.laluto into lore., but ow.le ith notIim„
l natrj\ ei iiui biPn ,lo*i-* siujp, a i I app no.it-
h th > Gov .'i'i'ii.'ii*- 'til IjjiIjI to .nullify
fhe actio.1 of thrf L*^idntiiiM bv ue;lecti 1^
10 issue tht» iio'Os>sar\  pi'o.'lniiiation.
V rim it was ,>i-jpoi4 I bv th? Govai iinuiit
itti-r T 1 ift it to b\,)jm 1 a sum of about •JIM,-
PQ in pnuhtising fio 11 the C'a i.idian Pacific
ilfnlway Compa'iy the 1 ind grant claimed to
nave b^eu eai npd by tluun im '".llding the
Columbia .unl .Western Rnlwtiy. Iu my
■ ,1111011 this piopo.ition was entirely, in the
1 it«rest of the railu a> coupany, au'l,o\er-
'ool\<>d altogether the interests of tho i>eo
id-.      . < ''
^iovernmeut because I uplievafl thAt it^no ^the^avar im.9iit i-i or lar to enable Mr. Cot
1 Iu appealing to von a5 the Prjmier of the
Province, I beg to lay*  b>fura  y'o'i  the  pl.it-
"or 11 of fhe new ^over.imeut as follows:
1. The abolition of tne >20 ldepo-.it for emulates for the Le-fislatui e. 1 . ,
I. Th ■ bi inking into force, a, soon  as 111 -
>M"i feme its can, be complete!,  of the Tortus R"^istiy svstem.
,1. T'te Re listributio'i of the constituencies
11    the   b»->is   of    popalation,  allovii;   to
1'H.r^ly   pop'ilateJ  district, a  ,nopoi tiou-
1 "lv 1 irger repres?ntatio.i than to poimloiis
lisri icts and cities.,   - ,
i. The eiiast-ne it of an acjur ita.system of
'Tovpriimeiit scaling of lo^>, a*id its rijid enforcement. —     , r        ,.   , ,
5. The re-e,ia jtme.it ot the .lisallovved L ib-
ot* Re julatiou A.ct, 18H8, and also .ill the statutes   of    1899,   coutai dug   u"ti- Mongolian
Unisys if   lisullon e 1 as proposed by thp Do
mitiioti Government.
6. To take u'hrm stand in every other possible wav with a view of discouraging the
sprea 1 of Oriental cheap labor in this Province.
J To provi I» for official  inspection  of all
huildiiifs, mac'n lery and works, with a view
to~compelling the adoption of propsr  safe-
'iiar Is to life aud'Iiealth
S. With'refar 1 to the Eight-Hour Law the
'iivsi 1 11^'it will continue to enfjreethe law
isitstii'ls.   An imme liats eti iniry   will  b.;
nale^by   the   Minister   of, .Mines"into   all
;r]=\ i'i35s put for.var I  in  co mectio.i rw*it 1
its operation, w ith 1 viaiv of bri*i fin.* about
i'i nmiuible s ittlduunt... If no settla 113 it i-,
icucUe'l tae principle of the referendum will
b > applied and a vote taken  at  the  geueri'
*il.»ctio 1 as^o w hether the Li v   sh ill  b?  ri-
jeale 1.   If thelaw is siistai ted  by   tha'votp
it  will  be  retailed  upon  the statute'boo'c
>v ith its penalty cl mss.   If mo lifieaMons can
u"   mail), removing  any    of    tha   f rut ion
brought  about w ithotit impairing tha prin-
•ipl» of the law, they w ill be adopted.   If tho
vote is afai'ist it the law- will ba repauled.
-9. To  re-establish   thj  Lou Ion  ufe icy   of
dritiih Columbi t, a id  to talcs jvjry etlss-
tive mea  s ofibrijigmg  before tie  British
mblii'the a lv,i itaf js of this Provinoo,  as a
ol i«e f'irt'la oro'itable invest naatof capital.
1'. T le  retii 11 if of the rj30.irjdj of the
Provi ice as an asset for tho  baiefit of the
P'dple, o*id  taking   effective  insasures   to
prevent the alienation of the public do 111I11.
except to actu il settlors or for aatual  bo*ia
flip biisi'ieas, or industrial purpo.es, p.ittirif
un en"! to fie praJtica of spsculatiug i.i cou-
nectioii with the slum.
11. The taking of active maasnros for the
systematic exploration of the Province.
12. The borrowing of mo*iey for tho purpose of providing roa Is, trails and brldfes,
provided thut i i overyoiso the mo iev necessary to pay the i itere3t au 1 si iki if find iu
co hid -tion with tli> loi 1 s'i ill be proviJ4I
by allitio'iil taxitijt so ai not to impair
the credit of the Province.
13. I'i co inectio 1 with the o istrimtio 1 of
Government roads au 1 triils, to provide by
the employment of co upstant civil engineers
and otherwise that the Govemmant money
is expended upon oO no system which will bo
advii'itafeous to the general public, so tHat
the old 3yste n of prjvidinf roa Is as a social
favor to siipportars of the Gover ima it may
be entirely disco itiuued.
II. To keep the orln>iry annuil e'cpeii'Ii-
tura withi'i tho orliiary airiual r»V9uu9 in
orler to preserve iitact tha credit of the
Province, which is its best a^set.
IS. To adopt a systom of Govarniiaiit construction and op^ratio 1 of nilwivs, mil
imneliately to procieelwlth the contrm-
tion of a railway on the south sida of tho
Eraser river connecting the coast with, the
Kootenay district, with tha tinJerjtandiiig
that uulew the other railways uow coa-
str«ctod inths Frovince give fair cotinoc-
tio is, and nrtke equitable joint freight a*id
»> usinger arrrugpmoiits. the Provin?*  will
•ontiiiue this Hue to the eastern boundary of
'ho Province. Pi oper coiiiiectiou w ith such
(tooteimy imlwa.v to be'gnou to the Island1
ofjViiiiooii'.er. %Vith respect to other part*
of tliCPr'iviiico, to piopeed to give to evorv
,)oi tion of it iiulway^'oiinection at as early
a date as possible, the railivav when constructed to be operated bv the Government ;
through a Commission. , ,      ,
IB AiHilvaj bridge to be constructed in
oontiectio 1 with theKooteiiavrailwav across
fie Eraser 1 iver, at or near New Westminster
mil running poabin given over it to any
tailway ' company applying for the same.
'i ider proper conditions. -
17. In case it is thought at any time advis-
ible to'^jva a bonus to any' railivav company,
the santa to be 111 cash and not by way of a
land grant uud 110 sui'h bonus to be granted
)xcept upon the condition that a fair amount
of the bonds or share-, of tho.compaiii be
transferred to the Province, and 'otFective
^neans taken to give the Province control of '
the freight and passenger rates, and provi-
-1011 made against such railway having any
liabilities iifiiinst it except actual cost. , - -
-.18. To take away from the Lieutenant-.,
Governor-in-Coiuicil any power to make
.substantive chunge* in the law, .confining
thp jurisdiction entii sly to matters of detail
in working out the laws enacted'by the
Legisl ijturo ,   ' -
19 The estnblishniput of un institution
Aithin the Province for thepdueutio'i of th»
Deaf and pumh.      *i,     - , 1
- 20. To repB.il the Alien JXclusinu Act, as
thp'reasons justifving its enactment no long-
ji obtain.    >;_-  .-     ,     5.' y«,-    t
21 A • amicable settlement of the dispute
with the Dominion Gover 1 ne U"is'to Doad-
iiuu's Island, Stanley jPark.u'id other lands,, ,
and an anangomjnt with VIr. Lndjato by -
a hich. if possible^ a s in mill industry may lie
established uud carried' on Deudman's
Island, under s itisfactory conditions, protecting the interests of the public.     j     >
22. Proper maa is of giving^technical instruction to lainers an 1 prospectors.
fn co'uiectioii with recent events, some
ritiscisni has ( been directed - against - His
Ho tor the Lieutenant-Governor. It is my
luiy to take tho responsibility for His Honor's actio,!. uutl_I have not the slightest ,
lesita.iey iu doing so.
Ttie.'Le-islative A'ssembly deliberately voted
v ant of confidence in   Air. Samlm's Govern-'
neat.   There were onlyttwo courses open to
Ir.Sa.iiliu : eitlier to ask for a dissolution
or resifn 'Headopted ueitiier, but asked for
leiay, unj took up the tim-3 granted to him
in endaavoui-ing to enter  into most vicious
i*ul  disho,,oiirable arrangements   with  the
mainbers of the House w ho had been elected
co  o,)po-i8   him,  attJ  who ha i co isisteiitly
opiwse'J own until' the defeat was brought;
ibout, and'whose,principles'were directljr
opposed to his '
No pVeceJent e\ists m'couneetioi with the
working of BVitish ijepra<i»iit itive institutions w here in a cusa of that kind, a ministry
has baeii ulloned to hold power by means of
votes'th 11-1 obtained ; and when Mr. Semlin
aiiuouiicej to His Honor that he would be
able to obtain a. vote'of confidence from'the
House, tha only- -course opou to Hu-. Houor^
was that adopted by him, of dismissing hut
udvisers.   * '
Iu a iJitloa to the above it appears from
His Honor's letter of dismissal tint th^re-
were ample reasons for that coursa, entirely
apart from thp vote of want of couii leuce in
the House.       ,        t
I have tho honour to bo, gentlomeu, your
oheJiout sorvuut.
JOSEPH MARTIN.
PIONEER
PINE CITY, a C
Carries a full line  of Groearies*
Hird.vara,  Gent's Furnislii.igs a:
Boots and Shoes.
CD. NEWTON &Ca
Proprietors-
TUN" BATH  HQffSE AMD
IvAUNDRV
Corner Rant and Lake streets.
Laundrying in all Its branches.
Frirate. apartment* for ladies-
c. i?. coffin - !•■«.• )r»~
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!^xef>^!m!siiiai«iut!if*i^a^r^~^^ ���^ n����"*��7i^i^-iUi W(-J"  i/o��* '^-a-t-fi^+Wi^ww-rtrr**^* #*-*�� -i"wi�� *��� wjv**  ��� -fVofu���nd" -i**"  -4:  rr'V3M:.*.Sf'����  SATURDAY,  A PAUL 26, tgvo.  'J  ���1 *  I  , The   Atlin  Claim.  Publisl.eil    fviTjr    f-'ntinilny   ir 01 nir,;:   by  The Ati.in Ci.ai.vi  Puhi.1: hinij Co.  Cffiati of puldirntioii: '  Stootfii, belwren '1 mil or mil 1". nrl f l reels.  Advertising rptes iiiudr Known on ni I'licn-  tiou.  'The subscription price is r-i �� yeni* pnv-  iible iu advance. No paper will lie delivered  iinli'h'. I Iti'sii foiiilitiniis lire c<ini|.lie(l w ilh.  '      With   the   present   number The  Claim commences the second year  of its existence. Twelvemonths ago  Atlin   was an experiment, now it is  solidifying rapidly into  a   concrete  fact.       During  the  past  year we  have endeavored to tlie best of  our  ability to present our readers with a  paper  worthy   of the  district and  always     strictly    representing   its  best interests, and   purpose   iu   the  future, asiu the past,   to   be   found  in the van   in   all  making  for  the  district's  well-doing.    When   business justifies,   as  we  hope  it  will  1 soon,   the publication of a'bi-Aveek-  ly, or  even   a daily,   The   Claim  is prepared to fill the bill.    We will  be civil to all and truckle  to  none,  aud quite  recognize the  fact  that  the'mission of a  paper  is   tc  help  ���   the improvement of the district it is  published   in,   financially,   morally  and   socially.-   If we  have trodden  a little heavily   on  any   one's   toes !  during the past year, we hav'e'done-,  so in a spirit absoluteiy free/rom all  taint of personal malice, and would  no more  think of injuring any one  than a surgeon, who, -after  he  has  .cut off and   cured  a tumor,   would  plunge his knife into  the -patient  ���wantonly.     We  start  the "second  year ar.ci will strive to  make The  Claim a better paper even   than' in  the year just gone, but editors, com  positois and devils tire of running a  paper just for the fun of the ��� thing  and chewing  wind.    The  community  owes   a duty to its representative   paper,   that  of properly   supporting it.    The paper owes a duty  to the com uiunity in recognition of  its   support.    Let   the  two loyally  stand by each other and the general  results to each cannot fail to be satisfactory.  "I was down iu" Cork last month  holdii g assizes. On the first day,  when the jury 'came in' the officer  of the-court said, 'Gintleraen av  the jury, ye'Sl take yer accustomed  places, if ye plaze." And' may I  1 ever laugh again/' said the Baron,  if thev, didn't 'all waTk into, the  clock. "���  .Pine is the possessor of a. real  live hi-you-wasliee Chinaman. -He  meandered in last summer from old  Cassiar, and has been quietly running a wash-house ever since. -Now  the mystery of -Pine's four hundred's f.ne linen is solved.  To the Electors of  Cassiar District:  The following is taken fr<->m the  wants advertisement column of the  \ ictoria Colonist of the joth inst.:  DOCTOR' WANTED.  ���- An excellent opening exists for a  competent registered medical -practitioner in the Atlm mining district,  B. C. " For. particulars address P.,  O. box 566. Vancouver.  PROMINENT MINING MEN.  E. P. F.pfiukiing, M. E., of New-  York, who visited Atlin   in .the interest of Chicago capitalists, left on  Jrur.day    for   the   outside,   after-a  week's  staycin the district, investigating placer,   quartz  and' h'ydrauL  lic possibilities.    Mr. Spaulding informed us that  he considered  tlie'  outlook   for. hydraulics  here as remarkably    good,   and, the -quartz  possibilities as being worthy of ven*  extensive investigation.  Bennett Sun,1 April 2'i: "Why rot  strike out that bad name and substitute McKay? .Keep on fishing  with your.political hook, Mac, inay:  be you will secure 'a sucker with  more money than brains. Promiscuous flattery is a good bait."  We would like  to  ask   the  Sun  for a definition and minute description   of    the   sucker   that    Judge '  Fry landed on these shores last fall  He was a/peach; red inside and out  Beth'uilie species, some say.  The summary of the mineral  production of Canada for 1899,  issued by the Geological Survey,  shows that the value of the copper,  gold, iron ore, lead, nickel, plati-  1.11m, and silver produced was $28,-  1'>33>7Z7- Tlie value of the non-  metallic product is placed at $18,-  MI>795* 'fkc gold output ol the  Yukon ��� is placed at $16,000,000,  while the other districts yielded $5,-  049,730. The mineral production  of Canada for 1899 shows increase  over the returns of 1898 of 22'2 per  cent.  Here is. as sjfory which Baron  I)ow.s���� ^thp.qej^brated Irish judge,  oncetold-iu the exaggerated 'brogue*  whi^ii he..so   loved    to    employ:  Mr. Spaul-.  ding will return with the first boat  and make Atlin his headquarters  for the future. '  Mr.   H.  L.  Griffiths, of Seattle,  who was  in here  all  through   the  past  week   examining the Sunrise  hydraulic  group for Sound capitalists, is another operator who thinks  well   of   the  district.    The  group  in   question   lies  on   the  right  of  Pine   creek   and- extends  from the  Halfway House to Discover}-". ' Mr.  Griffiths brought in with   him . Mr.  Fred. Cook, a 'mining engineer  of  very wide experience, in boftli North  aud South America.    The result of  the examination" is  that  Mr.   Griffiths   has. decided   to  acquire  the  property,   which   is   controlled 'at  present     by    Mr.   J.   M.   Ruffner.  Messrs.   Brownlee    & Lowry,' are  carrying  out the necessary surveys  and locating the  ditch  line, which  will be one of the largest conduits  in   the district.    The piping, which  is   of   large   size,     has    been   ordered,   and will come in on the first  boat.    Mr. Cook is already making  arrangements   for  opening  up tlie  mine.  GKNTLEMRN:  ' On nccwMit i��f the distance, I dex not expect t��; be i��hle to hold meetings iu Cassiar  constituency.. 'Ulie piatHoi'in of the present  government is before you.. T h��pe that the  ^leetitn's ���� CiissiiiB-vvill insist un having two  supporters).ret the Gov ���riitneiit before them  ��� in the coming cainpai.gn- I limvi* no use  whatcvrti- for so-called independent cainli-  \lntes���aud t thiiuk thutt no constituency cutt  iiinke a- greaten* mistake than to send to  Parliament a man who is- axi neither side of  politics*.  'Iih*' platform of the present Government  a<I'ers a 111111111% of developing the iminoux.*  district. ��f Cassiar iu u Way ll'nat never .-yet'  has been attempted. If t lie people theire desire a policy of that kind to be inaugurated,  :tlie only way to aeccwnplisbi it is to.support  the present Government. J may point  out to to. yon that the . Oovorn-  niout will ccrtuBnly' not! attempt to  to remain iu power if is it necessary to depend upon the support of men who liuvohecn  eleetecEiiiiiepeiirltwit nu'l who will feel at. liberty tadeserl u.s whenever tin y may II ml it  convenient. , 1 shall, l.hci1rl<>i*e,,m..suino that  if an independent candidate is elected in any  part of tho Province ho may be considered  as practically an opponent i��S the Government.' ,Ww-put Forward a platform iu the interest of the people as we believe. Surely we  have the right to ii.-iU tbmt the oU-ctor.s of the  Province should say yes or no to the question  whether they Mipjiort that platform.  With regard to tho Aliem Exclusion Bill, in  addition to agreeing to repeal this bill at  the next session , the Government hate pnic-  'tically a'rranged to nullify it immediately.  There is a elariise in the act which leaves it  to tho discretion of the Government to j> rnut  free miners.' certificates to incorporated  companies. Heretofore the Government have  refused to do so,, but we have adopted the  policy of issuing these certificate-, ,lo any  company which applies for the same. Practically under this arrangement, any foreigner by incorporating a company can Uuy all  the claims that he wishes, so that there is no  longer anything to prevent the investment  of foreign capital in .the, Atlin district.. We  have caused this arrangement to be noticed  in tho leading American newspapers.-'  Yours respectfully.  JOSEPH MARTIN,  , -     . Premier,  Certificate of Liiprovem-frfs  Wan Eagle Mineral Claim.  .Sitna+e in the Atlin Lake Mining Uivi.sion of  Cassiar IiVistrict. Where Tocated: Pine-  Crenk.  TAKE NOT1CK tha.t r, G. Christopher,  Jreo -Miners' Certificate. No*. RBI*, Jute.id BJ  iluyiK-from dute hereof,.to nivply to- the Mining Kecorder-Hot a certificate; oii improvements foe thJj purpose of obfc-.ii.iitig a- Crown.  Grunt of the above-claim.  And further take notice that uuHo'i un-  Icr section 117 must be uomineiiuo-1 lief or?  the inwinuue of such certificate of1 improvements     y. *   '       .*....       -; ;.t-"iL.., * *  Dated) thm 2!Sml'da-y of ."iviiuihij*, Ifll-i.  r. cnKiiSTOPMi-ire'  ���������PINE-TREE'HOTEL'  ��� '   DISCOVERY, J I. C.  When- you come to> DwcoiV'ery.'tlke"  shelter under the true.  Finest of liquors.   .Good! 'stabUy^,  When  in  Atlir  at the .  sio.i>  OLYMPIC HOTEL  First Street.    v  HEADQUARTKItCS    FOR    LH.M 1',,'V'  $'}���'-  Louis Lagejk Bher. ���'   .'������  First class Restaurant in comuocuo-ii  ��� A.  BURKE. ��� Manairer.-  /^ENT  RAL HOTEL,  ���     First Street,. Atlin.  WINKS, LIQUORS. AND CIGARS.   , .  HIGHEST  Cash  ,Ra\v  ;y  Price i^aid for  Furs.   ' *���>   \ "���  I. RIPSTEIN:  ' ���THE��� 7   '.  Canadian Bank...  ...of Commerce  Corner Second and Pearl Streets.  Gold Assayed,  . Purchased or  . Consignment,  Taken on  Par$$n$ PrMuce  company:  GRO SERIES and  PROVISIONS,  GENERAL  OUTFITTERS.  HkasvOffice: .WINNIPEG, Man.  Branches:      Vancouver,      .Atli:if  Dawson.  Q  UEEN RESTAURANT.,  " First Street,. Near Pearl.' ���  BEST   50C   MEAL" IN  A TUN.  J.   TANAK.A,  Prop  Exchange sold on all the principal points in Europe, the United,  States and Canada. '. v  lASSAY bFFICE  IN CONNECTION  FOR COM) DUST ONLY.  T.  R.  BILLETT, Manager.  CARD OF THANKS.  Eric Halverson writes this paper,  under date of April 25th, saying  that he has been handed by Dr.  Cameron a bank book showing $9 r  to his credit, and expressing his  gratitude to those who arranged  and took part in the performance,  to those who gave tlreir services  gratuitously, to all who bought  tickets, and likewise* to Capt. M.  Foley for his donation of $5.  When the New Zealanders ait  Rensburg were racing to get to a  kopje before tlie Boers, they had to  jump a wire fence about 5ft. high.  Out of thirty-eight only two failed.' ^  BROWNLEE & LOWRY  1  X H. Brownlee, P.E.S..D. I. S-  R. C. Lowiiy, A.M.I. C. T.  Civil and Hydraalic Engineers,  Land Surveyors.  Pearl Street,, Atlin, B. C.  Rant & Jones,  NOTARIES,  MINING BROKERS  AND  REAL ESTATE AGENTS  Agerrts for the Imperial. Life Assurance Co.  E. L PILLMAN  Fdneral   Director,   and_  Embalsucr  Third and Discovery,   , AtlLn, B.' C.  nodies-Knilmhiied for Slij-innelitia Spea-inlty  Urdurs on -slion't Motice.  "AIHkinds of   ti'imerul  Supplli'-s- at  reiv-��> ��� ���  ubl ai rin!es. ^ _  J  ULES   EGGERT  Swiss   Watch.makkr.  Has charge  ments.  (n-  o! govern"uent m.^tr  h'irst street, Atlin.  A. S. Cross* Store.  RINCIPAL   BATH    HOUSE  AND   LAUNDRY.  Best Equipped Estah4ishme'it ,i��  Atlin. ReCurnished and reopened under the old management.  Baths 50c.   ��� LakeSt.'NearSawmill.  Atlin lake Lumber Co.  (Limited.)  ROUGH   aud  DRESSED  LUMBER  ���  Of  All  Kinds.  Capt Westcott, Manager.  c"  VI  'a  *, ii  jiff  ���t,k  if*  il'l  II.*  i  11  ���1 ���  'ESSES  'AWm  ��� *  ���A  ,'!  i"*l  ��w-����-w��j\*j*^w%��Kv-5Kii<��ja��ii'S^X'ai��^iii'i_  D4nMairjft>MWMntiUuie^  SasWKiaffiwflBJnai"^^ ��� i v  i   r  ��� " '/ l ' * ( w* * i * i r �������� * . j  'ATLIN.    U.   C,   SATfi'KDAY,  APRIL 28.  ^  if  n  ri  U  I*  h  To the Electors of the Vancouver Electoral District  GliNTLKA'HN: , ."'      -���  I beg for the third  time to oll'er mys> If 11-  ,i candidate.nt the coining generul elect io  io represent j on in  the Legislative Assent-  1   Id} of tl is Pi in ince. _    ,'  .  Ti. the <iinipnigii of 18118 X announced mi  mil.i i'ci ei* to ccrtiiiii general principle s. und  you did me tlie honor to^cboose mo lis one of  yot.r rcpri'jt ntnlives. Since tlmt election 1  liifw (oi.siotrntly ndlierid to tlioHC principle  in..I ,-lill ��tund lo <h( in. , '  Willi I  ii((f|t<'l   I'llue us 'Atloi ncy-Gen-  <*l ill iu > r.^tiiilii 's (i d in ii.ist ration, jou w en  9 ind cnouuh ugnin lorcti.ru ui(*,liy iiccI.iiiki  lion. y      l     }   ����� !"���'-' [���  ^s ii n cndicc of tl.e Giivi n.nn nt I took m '  tictiM' purl ill.I ii>g tl i* mc���<ioii ol li!'!' in phu ���  ii C ill on, tin- slut'i ti I ooli legislation early''^ i.i.t.Yii fin as it went, tl.ose pi iueiple-.  I till i,i iti' snfc in saying that the worli  ilo'.i by tl c bcii'liii Go\i>riiiuei t aud its sup-  1 oi ti-i s during that session nils ciniiieuth  niitisfiictoo to tin elcttui's of tl.is Piovimt.  ii I.��,*(������" vote* plnitd tlmt tjovcriimciit.il.  IOHii. 1 !</(>)��� bin l> w ith pi iilc and satisfaction to tlie part which [look iu i-m ueetion  ���that v orh.  'J l.e n ( n btrs < f the Govcrmrciit coi. tin ued  aill'neitlj to uorl> t<i���i tlier Ju the mo��t  Ji'ni n cuioi.s iiiaui.ii' until the Deadmnn's  Lsland dUpi.to iiios-. Iu connection wit!.  41 a! n uttn .von will rt nien-lici that I placed  it js,i If iii.ioiir hands. .\iy lolleagues, Messrs.  & ii(plier.-oii uidliadull also agreed to b<_-  iii.ided in that dispute by the wishes of then  constituents. -" ij  .   ? W "j- t'x . *-  Mr. Col tor, on the'other hand, took a firm  stand u&uiiint acy settlement or arrangement  ot the mutter until the question of the ownership o ff t h e laud had been deeided  by thi  *o\nts. j, / _ ;72 ,.";:.yy~-  The very slight progress mude iu'thesnil  then ii stiti.tcd shows that the litigatim  ^\6iild prol.iibly i.ot be completed for a ntim-  iber of years. " ' *  This difierence between Mr., Cotton ami  si'.vself produced some friction in the Gov-  cri meat,* but" apuit" from that dispute, I  m ver hail the slightest  Intimation from Mr.  limber represented the principle* which 1  had evpoused. '  "It must be clear to everyone that the frivolous reasonsgiven by Mr. SnmUn,for my dis-  niiss'nl lind behind them real reasons of substantial character, and I think that subseiiu-  ent events have shown what tlie.su reasons  were.  . T attribute Mr. Semlin's action, not to his  own desire, but to Mr. Cotton. [ am satisfied  that, iu his heart Mr. Cotton did not ugr. <���  with tho thorough mauiier in which the Gov-  i-rnini'iit and the House carriod out their  pledges in tho session of 1899; mid be knew'  full well that ftslong ns I' remained li member of tho' Government," similinr actio:,  would be tiiken with regard ro every qiios-  tion that came before it. ,  At the time that the trouble occurred theie  were two mutters of vital importance to this  Province pending before the Government. a��  to w hich.the course to be adopted was oleurly  pointed out by reference to the principle,  which it was supposed to represent.      '"  These matter-, were first, the disallowance  of the labor Regulation Act, 1898, w hich prohibited companies holding franchises froi .  the - Province employing Mongolian laboi,  und, second, the application of the British  Columbia Southern Railway Company for  ATLIN.   B*   G*  LARGEST AND BEST STOCK OF GENERAL  MERCHANDISE NORTH OF VANCOUVER.  ,  See our greatly reduced prices on all our winter stock.  .)ee our prices on groceries. Ladies' goods arspecialty.  Pine City branch now open,  A. H. STRACEY ��ARCHIE W. SHIELS,  Atlin Manager.   * "Agent Atlin City.  ion to curry out his reactionary ideas, and  ��� ���riiLticitlly milliry the legislation which we  mil o'Kiuted i.i the session ol 1899.  One of tli:' most important acts* that wn.  jassed in 1899 whs tlie Torrens Registry 'Act.  Jp to the time I left the Govui* iinent active  'n*.'p.ir.itious ivi'i'rt bti i^ in i le to brinr thi-,  .tatutii into ioruo: but evidently iiotliitu  i iiatr'vei* has luen Jou-1 siuj^, ti i.l upp'ire.it-  Iv  th ��� Goi .i n.j'ir  'ill   Ijjiljl  to  nullify  rhe autio-.i oi tli-*  I,'^i,ltitur,i   by   uo^lectii^  io issue tht* ncos^sary projlainatiou.  V ram it w.i^ ;>>'3|)o, j 1 by t'l? Goternniaut  itt'T S l.-ft it. to e.\p._'ii 1 a sum of about s|| h),-  11 iu pniviiuaiii^ fi-o-n the Cii'incliciu Piuifie  U.iilw a.v Company the laud jrrant claimed, to  nave b^eii eur.ied by tlu��m in !*.ildinfr the  .'rilumbia and Western Riilwuy. In my  i.-.iniiin this |ii Ojio.itiou was entirely in the  it^rest of the railway co.npany, and, overlooked alto ruther t'ie-interests of the  iieo-  .*Si trlii oi oi yof n j otl er collea*?ue's of aio'  dissatisfaction whatever with regard to mj  actions until tlie* 1st "day of 'Jt.ly, 1899,  -when Xr~ Semlin peremptorily asked foi  my resignation, iriviii;* three reuso s. nil of  ���which I can safely say were re^urded by th.  public at large as extremely frivolous. I,.re-  1'ustd to resign und asked for a caucus of  "Government supporters to cou-ider what  sliould be done under the cireiimstaiicPS.'  Last session it was stated by IMr; Cottb'i,  in the House, that I hu 1 tacitly u^rreed to b;  iiouud by the decision of this caucus, a.id  should have coiitii.ued''to supixjrt^tho.Gov,-  er'iinrnt when tI.e*deci.sio';i was^usaiust mer  This .vtwttnieiit'Jb very wide indeed from  tthe-truth. Tho ^cutluinen who k or j pres-  ei.t at the eaiicub remen bi-r that I stated  most distinctly that if I lie decision went  against me 1 cot.Id-no Jonj��er support the  fionmnrt and Would deem it n-j duty to  take every mea.ij. in my power to brlti^  .about their defeat. - *  ���  A- the caucus, by a very ,nli.*ht majority,  tided nith Mr. &pu<]iu, T'at once tendered my  resignation, and a-iuouriced publicly that I  ii*list be considered an opponent of the Government ,  J list piior to the meeting of the House,  you will remember that I called a meet ins of  ii y si pporter.s in the City of "Vancouver,  aid MiLii itt��d ii>y i-o-ition to them. 1  .stated tl.ftt it was mv intention, if possible,  to .defeat the Go\eruineiit with a view to  briiifji. tr about a ireuerul election. I save my  .reasoi .s for this courst, uud aLsO stated if my  ���������supporters disa^reedod with my pioposc.l  ���action, I would at once resi.ru and allow  tli* n> to choose u representative who would  act iu accordance w ith their w i-die-i.Th'e meeting was very lur-re and representative, and a  resolution was pussed without dissentient  voire, expressing entire approval of my  intended opposition to the Government  T hud already imformed members of tin-  C|'i ositiou In the House that while my  principles were the same as they had been,  and I hud no sympathy with their views  tijion politicul (iiicstioiis, still I had a com-  iron object with them iu wishing to brin<r  about the defeat of J'r. Semliu's Govorn-  mciit. und I bad assured them that if thpy  stood tof>etherI would be found working hur-  ��� ji oi iorsly with them for that purpose only.  The coi st<iueut defeat of the Government,  ���and the invitation of His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor to myself to form a Government, aro fresh in your minds. I accepted  the task from His Honor upon condition  that I should be granted a dissolution of  lhe present House; and in accordance with  this i ndcrstaudii {.-, a general election wil'  take place as soon as it can conveniently be  held.  It hub been charged that my action in opposing Mr. Semlin's Government after my  expulsion froni it, was actuated by personal feelinji* against Mr. Cotton. There is  ' no-trhth whatever in this suggestion. I have  opposed and helped to dpfoat Mr. Semlin's  .-row ii jrrant of their land subsidy.   ���  Mr. Cotton was not prepared to~staiid by  ihe principles of the party in connection  with these two matters, and for the purpo.c  of putting- into effect his views with reg-an!  to them, saw/clearly that it was.'necessu.y  to set rid of me. " r  i .With regard to the disallowance of the*  L'abor'Regulatiori. Act, my contention was,  and still is, that the Provincial Legislature''  should at the eurlies't moment hav-  been brought together for the special purpose of re-enacting 'this statute, in order to*  show the Dominion Government aud the  people of other Provinces that this question  is considered u most \ital;one iu this province.  With regard to the land subsidy of the  British Columbia Southern Railway'Company, when the application \vas made. I.-a*  Attorney-General, looked into the question  with great cure aud came to-the conclusion  that the Railway Company hud not complied  with the conditions laid down in the statute  granting the subsidy, and that the Govern-  ' ment had no right or power to issue tae  grant.  No one can be more impressed than I am  �� ith the sacredness of a contractual obligation. I ciuite'admit that, no m itter how improper the action of the Legislature may  have been in granting to the B. C. Southern  ^Railway Company "their Jaud, subsidy, still  the Province is bound by their action, and  the only enquiry that can be made is w nether the railway company have complied  with the conditions imposed by the statute  in question. If they have not done'so, then  it appears to me clear that it is the duty of  the government to stand by the rights ol  the Province.  I reported to the government my opinion  that the conditions of the statute hnd not  been complied w ith, and suggested that, as  the amount, involved, was extremely lar^e,  it would be advisable to obtain the best legal opinions available. I was authorized by  the government to do .so, and submitted the  case to Mr. Haldane, Q. C, of London, Eng.,  and to Messrs. Christopher Robinson, Q. C.  und B. B. Osier, Q. C, of Toronto. Mr . Hul-  dune's opinion was inclined to be against my  contention, but he stated that he thought  the ease was a proper one to be brought before the court. Messrs. Robinson and Osier  on the contrary, gave a very strong opinion  that my contention was correct, and -thut  the government were not compelled, even if  they were permitted to issue the cro.vn  grant under the circumstances.  It may be that their opinion is not correct,  but my contention is thut, in the face of m.y  opinion as Attorney-General, supported by  lawyers of their eminence, the only coiirs >  open to the government ��� if it was to  be guided by the principles which  it wus chosen to represent ��� wus  to refer the mutter to the courts, and,  after the highest court of appeal had decided, act strictly iu accordance with that decision.  As soon as I had been got out of the way,  and before a new Attorney-General had been  appointed, Mr. Cotton at once proceeded to  ignore tho above consideratioiis.aud issued a  crown grant for some 61)0,000 acres, including  about 150,000 acres of coal lands, which, I um  informed, are worth many millions of dul-  lurs.  With regard to the Mongolian labor question, the Government refused to adopt the  policy which I advocated, and met the House  without any proposition as to a re-enactment of the disallowed statute.  The notion of the government after I left  it, with regard to the mutters referred to in  H.is Honor's letter of dismissal of Mr. Semlin,  alw affords strong proof thot I vrnu right in  my opinion that I had been remove! from  4jqvortinieut because I. believed that lt^uo ^tha^avar uiMiit i:iorlur ta *>.aa.(��le Mr. Cot  In  appealing to you ti, the Prjmier. of the  rovi.'ice, I beg to lay biforn jou the platform of rhe upu gover.iment as follows:  1. The abolition ot tiie S20Jdeposit for cau-  .ulate-. for the Legislature.  i. Th.- bringing into force, as soon as'iu1-  .\iTiLreinents can be completed, of tho Tor-  i".us Ro.istry svstsni.  I!. The Re listribiitio'i of the constituencies  ni the basis of population, allo.\i.-ig to  ji-ir-oly pop'ilate.l disM'ijt. a proportional. "1> larger representation! than to populous  'istricts and cities.       i . ....  4. The euaztiie it of an ao sur it3 system of  Government scaling of lo^s, a "id its r i-rul*en-  foreement. . .  5. The re-enajtme-it ot tho disallowed Lab;  or Regulation Act, 1898, and also all the stV-  t'ltes of , 1899, cotitai dug a��ti- Mongolian  "liuis^s if lis'illowe.I as proposed by the Dominion Government.  6. To take a firm stand in e\ery other possible way with a view of discouraging the  spread of Oriental cheap labor in this Province. ' ' ���*  7. To provi Is for official inspection  of  all.  Duil'liugs. machi.iery and works, with a view  to compelling the adoption of propar safe-  mar K to life a'id health.  S. With rerar 1 to the Eight-Hour La����� the  iovsr i-n-j'it will eo.itinue to etiforje the.Iuw  is it st.i ids. An inime liat-5 eiiiiuiry, will b.j  -naie-by the Minister of Mines"into all  rrirjv i'i3J:> put for.wir 1 in co'iuectioa wit'i  iti opMMtio-i, with i view of bri'ifing.aboiit  i'i amie.ible s ittlain >nt. 11^ no settlement i-.  I'lJttehe'l t.ie principle of the referendum will  b > applied and a vote taken at the ganer i!  d��ctio i as to w'lether the la .v s'i ill b? rj-  peals-1. If the law is sii-.tai.ied by the vot-i  it will be retai ie.l upon the statute boo!(  a ith it.s penalty cl ius��. If .no lih'catioris can  b'j ma l-i���_ removing a-iy of the frijtion  orought about without impairing tha pria-  ���ipk- of the law, they will be adopted, ff the  vote is against it the law will be repealed.  9. To re-establish tha. Lin Ion age icy of  rtriti.h Columbi i, a id to take evjry ell'jj-  tive nieu- s of bringing before t'le British  inhli; th-3 a Iva itarcs of this Proviueo, as a  pi lie for th- orn'icnbl i invest*iia*itof capital.  1*. T-ie ret ii*ii.*ig of the resour-M-s of the  Provi ice as an asset foe tho be'mfit of tho  p'oj)le, and taking effective insasures to  prevent the alienation of tha public J on iln.  'excopt to actu il settler-s or for actual bo-ia  file btiH'icss.or iu iustriul purpoiss, putting  a�� end to fie prajti.jj of speculating iu coti-  ���lection with the sain;.  11. The tukingof active mja;uros for the  systematic exploration of the Province.  12. The borrowing of money for tho purpose of providing con Is, trails and bridge*, j  proxided thut i i every jase the mo i-jy iiocea-  sarytopuy t'ie i.it>sre3t a>i 1 -ii'ilci-i g find in  oo mi)'tioti with t'|. lo i i s'i ill be provi Ind  by allitioiil faxitiji so .ij not to i;nj)air  the credit of the Province.  13. I-i co'iti93tio i with the co-istruetio i of  Government roads an 1 trails, to provide by  the employment of co.��pet3ntuivil engineers  and otherwise that tha Government money  is expended upau so-no system which will be  advantageous to the general public, so that  the old syste ii of provi Jingroa Is as a special  favor to supporters of t'ie Gover ime it m.��y  be entirely discontinued.  14. To keep the orli'iary antiuil expenditure within the or ILiary annual r;veuue in  or lor to preserve intaet the credit of the  Province, which is its bast asset.  15. To adopt a system of Government construction and operitioi of nilwiyi, and  im neliutely to proscel with the eoistras-  tiouofa railway on tho south side of the  Fraser river connecting tho coast with the  Kootenfiy district, with the understanding  that imles-j tha other railwoy-i now co.i-  s*r��ctoci in the Frovince give fair connec-  tio*is, and nrtke equitable j^int freir'ita'id  ))Hso:iger nrrnigpmpnfs. tlw  Provjij-jj.  will  ���ontiiiuo,this litie^to the etisterii lx>undnryof  'he Prli'vince. Proper connection with .such  Ifootenay railway to be given to tiie Island '  of Vancouver. With respect to other parts  of the Province, to proceed to give to every  .Hirtion of it railway connection nt as early  i date as possible, the railway when constructed to be operated by the Government  through a Commission. , '  IB. A rail a ay bridge to bo constructed iit  JOiiucctio'i with the ICootenay railway across  fc.'ie i<Yaser river, at or near New Westminster  uid running powers given over it to any '  railway company applying for the same.  ���i idee proper cunditio.-is.  17. fa ease it is thought at any time udvis-  ihle to give ii bonus to any railway company,  the sam? to be in cash, and not by way of a  land grant : aud no such bonus to be granted  >xcept upon the condition that a fair amount .���  of the bonds or sharps of tho company be  trinsferred to tho Province, aud effective  means taken to give rhe Province control of  the freight and passenger rates, aud provi-  -Ioii made against such railway having any  liabilities against it except actual cost.'  IS. To taU" awaj from Hie Lieiiteiiant-  Gove'rnoi'-iii-Counril any power to inuk��  .substantive .change* in the law, confining  the jurisdiction entirely to matters of detail  in working out the laws enacted by tho  Legisl it u re.  19. The establishment of. an institution  .vithifi the Province for the education of the  Deaf and Dumb, r      '> >  20. To repeal the Alien Exclusion Acl, as  the reasons justify ing its enactment no longer obtain.      '_ i .   -   -  21. A i amicable settlement of the dispute  with the Dominion Gaver.i ne it .is to Woad-  ���nan's Island, Stanley/Park u'i;l other lauds,  and an arrangem jut with Mr. Lud rate by  a hich, if possible, a saw mill iiidustry'muy \tm  established and carried on Headman's  filand, under sitisfactory conditions, protecting th? interests of the public.  22. Proper mea.is of giving technical instruction to miners and prospectors.  Tn connection   with 'recent   events,   some  ���ritiscism   has   been , directed   against ��� His  Ho lor the Lieutenant-Governor.   It is  my  luty to take the responsibility for His Honor's actio,i, and   I   have   not  the  slightest  -issitaney in doing so.  Tlio.'Lerislative Assembly deliberately voted  .vimt of eo'ifidencs in   Mr. Semliu's Govern-  ,*neat.   There were only two courses open to  lr. Semlin ; either to ask lor a dissolution  or resi ,'n. He adopted neither, but asked for  leiay, and took up the time granted to him  in Endeavouring to enter  into  most vicious  i"iJ dishonourable arrangements   with  the  members of the House w ho hud been elected  to   oppose   him,   an 1  who had  co.isistoiitly  opiKiseJ him until  the defeat was  brought  about, aud  whose 'principles -werj directly  opposed to his.  No precedent exists iu'cuuuectio.i with tho  working of British ��� representative institutions where in a case of that kind, a ministry  has been ullowed to hold power by niauusof  votes tluij obt'iiued ; uud when Mr. .Semlin  announced to His Honor that he would be  able to obtain a vote of 'confidence from the  House, the only course opou to His Honor  was that adopted by him, of dismissing hut  advisors.  lua'IJitlou to tho above it appears from  His Ho-ior's letter of dismissal th it th��rc-  werc ample reasons for that coiirs?, entirely  apart from the vote of want of coufi leuco in  the House.  I havo the honour to be, gentleman, your  obedient servant.  JOSEPH MARTIN.  PIONEER  PINE CITY, a C  Carrias a full  line  of Groc2ries,  Hird.vare,   Gent's Furnishi.igs a:  Boots and Shoes.  CD. NEWTON &CCX  Proprietors.  TLIN BATH  HCMTSE AMD  LAUtfDRV  Corner Rant and Lake streets.  Laundrying in all its branches.  Private, apartment's fcrr ladies.  C. p. COPPtX - I'liO^.  A1  |-^S!S!R5SH3i!9SSEKra5  i ���"1* '^^^^^^/fj^rtf^^  iwwngawiiWHiwWBBMff^^ SATURDAY,  APRIL art, rgno.  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Church of Kugland aorvieo* will tie held  at corner Truiuor uud Third streets uu Sun-  ilny nt II a. in. und ":'.��) p. in.  Until futher notice tlu��re will be no regular morning service at the Presbyterian  Church. Tho Sunday School will meet at  1(1 ��. in. (iiiNtuud of IOiSO, as announced from  the pulpit). Mible clans taught by Rev.  George Pringle. livening service nt 7:110. as  usual.  Dockrill Bros., the popular druggists have moved temporarily into  the Hotel Northern, ��� pending the  erection of their building on the adjacent lot. Customers .will please  make a note of this.  the lead in bringing it about!! . Are  we Conservatives or are we clams?  Time will prove.   .  LlHKRAL-CONSKRVATWK.  Atlin, April 25th.''  TELEGRA1JH CONSTRUCTION  Twenty-two Men Quit Work This'  Week Over the hiring of One  Man.  Mrs. E.   L.   Pillman   has leased  the    Hotel   Northern   aud   is   now  prepared to  rent  nice  quiet,   clean  ��� bedrooms    by    the day,   week  or  month at reasonable rates.  Mrs. White hasremdved from her  late place of business to the Russell  Hotel annex, where she is prepared  to cater to the appetites of the hungry public with all the best things  to be had in the market.  , Rev. J. Pringle, the popular Presbyterian missionary at Atlin, passed  through town Tuesday on a three  months' vacation tour of the  East. He predicts that inside of five  vears Atlin will be the richest mining camp in the world.���Bennett  Sun. '  At a meeting of the * Episcopal  church members, held on Wednesday, the following gentlemen were  appointed   a   committee   to   solicit  ��� funds for the erection of the pro:  'posed new church building: Messrs.  de Gex, Gillard, Wollaston and Bic-  kle, with Mr. Trimen, secretary.  One of our veteran restaurateurs  has had his hair cropped to the bone.  He say�� he expects his wife in soon.  Picks, newly sharpened, as good  as new, $i, worth $2. The Exchange.  THK. HALVKRSEN BENEFIT.  The A. B. Hall was crowded on  Monday night to see the first presentation of The Night Watch. The  drama was put on with careful attention to details, and the general  verdict was that it was a success  /fbm beginning to  end.    The  hero  'and heroine were plaj ed by Dr. A.  Lewis aud Mrs. Gregory respectively, and the parts were done full  justice to. The leading comedy  parts were in the capable hands of  "Messrs^'-Pavey and Richardson who;  'were well supported by the ei.tire  cast:, and' everything went with a  swing aud a vim until the drop of  the curtain. A dance followed.  Net proceeds of the entertainment  $91.  Tho'rois trouble in our telegi'wph line construction party. Twenty-two men came  traili'i.; \-iti>town on Thursday tired of the  treatment they luid received'on construction  Iwjtwoeu here and Quesnelle. The head mini  in the disall'ected party is .J.Chiuiihors. who  says thut the. lxxinling department of the  line ih ���mismanaged. In ' other words the  flunkies are  running   the   uitinpt.  J. Chuiubpi'H. one of the tn-e-topiwrs, who,  by the Way, isnii Ottawa boyrstated to-thin-  paper that the -whole trouble arose over  some flunkies, who i*i*-M> about ,10 miiiutot  ahead of the force- They- would put a bunch  of bay���presumably Government hay���into  tire* stove, touch a match to it and immediately call tho ��� men to breakfast. Tli ii.  was'allowed to go on lor a considerable time,  when, naturally., the men tired ol getting up  half an hour ahead of the r'ectuired time,  aud remonstrated with tho parties concerned  They paid no attention to ihe matter, how-  everrand ull'airs became worse. I'Mnully the  grievance got to to tho ear of -Mr. ltochoster,  Supt. of Construction, uud ho, without due  investigation, dismissed the principal in the  affair.and sought to end the matter. ' Twenty-one other inon thought differently from  Mr. Rochester, and the spokesman, I).' G.  Fraser. interviewed the lormer gentlemen  and stated that it the discharged mun was  not reinstated aud the grievance remedied,  they would unit. Mr. Rochester said there  w us' no recall for a discharged Government  employee, and thereupon the 21 men' came  to tow n.  The commissariat department,, the men  say. is' managed iu the interest of private  parties. ''Shoes, for example, that were  bought outside for $2JiO. are being sold for  $:* to the men on construction. We'never  thought the Government would go into'the  shoe ��� trade out here," concluded ,Mr  Chambers.  Godfrey hardware Co.  ���     " ' SUCCESSORS   TO  THOS. DUNN ft CO-  DEALERS   IN.  Miners'Supplies,  Builders' Hardware,  Stoves, Tinware, Etc-  TiNSriOT- in connection. :   " FIRST STREET, ATLIN,  P. BURNS ���� CO.,  Wholesale   -  CoKNKR  and  -   Retail   -   Butchers.  , i  First   and   Picaki.   St'rkkts.  THE GRAND  HOTEL  ,! ��� i ,  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTlvL IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN   FIRST-CLASS  MANN1CR.'"  i- .... i , if  Rsci<: & HASTni,'Pw'OMtiKTOJis;    David Hastik, Manager..    (  ' ' ' ���       '   ,   ��� '    '  Corner q( First anil :Diseoverjr Streets.  C. CHRISTOPHER, '  .  .       -President.  '     -A. C. HIRSCHFELD/  Secretary.  ;4  Atlin Abstract Combciny,  AtHri,B. C.  LIMITED.  HEAD OFFICE,  SMALL DKBTS   COURT.  iiisen for the  \ve��k Ix-fore Judge  Court   on  Woods:  Yose v.  llrodei���Suit  out of court.  Atliii Lumber Co- v. Stein.-  defendant.  -Hayes v. McLeod���Nonsuit.  for wages.   Settled  -���TiLilgiuent for  Searches Made and,Abstracts o>f Title to"Mineral,"Hydraulic  , J and Placer Claims Furnished. . Correspoaidence solicited.  ATLIN MEAT MARKET,  .    CORNER OF HRST AND DISCOVERY,-,  Don't Eat Frozen Meat wlien You Can Buy  FRESH at the Atlin.Meat Market' "  LATE MAR NEWS.    ,  (Taken  from  the private   bulletin  '' ���- issued'last evening.)  L,$ndon,  .Aprft" 23-���Gen.   Run-  PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS.  Editor Claim:  Sir,���As a Liberal-Conservative  I would like to enquire, why this  supineness which apparently hangs  over our district. I understand an  association has been formed here,  but it is only conspicuous by its  non-conspicuousness. Election day-  is fast approaching, and we Conservatives must give a big pull and  a pull altogether,unless we are willing to see ourselves quietly shelved  'by some * holc-in-the-corner politicians. I would respectfully suggest a public,meeting to thrash the  li^ajjeti- QUt at  as early a  date as  >^sitte:     Let   u, get into shape | ^Si''Sk  for the   campaign.    Who will take i amy <un.  Get your cold cured ut Medical Hull- .  One of the best articles tor good health is  a wholesome loaf of bread at 12 cents, aud tt  Urst-clussTmeul for jll cents at the Pioneer  Bakery.  A watch was found on First St. on Tuesday. Theowner may have it by proving ownership at the Metropole Hotel, and paving  for this notice.  Lyman Hodges,lately working;��or Brown  .& Sinclair at Surprise Luke., was received  into tlie Presbyterian hospital 'yesterday  ��� suffering tl'oin pneumonia.���'     ;;  Up to 2 o'clock yesterduyuitei'iioon the total of names registered on tlie Atlin and  Bennett voters' lists was 594.  A little bird has whispered in our shell-like .  sxiiauricuiurappeudagethatucertuingood-.jdle reported having taught a decir.  looking society geiitLeman will   return soon'  i\ ith  a rib more than be took out with lUrii.  The stage is now running on regular time  between Atliii and pine.  The 11. A. Company's new wharf at  foot of.'  Runt. Street is progressing apuce-   The piles,  are all in position uud the planking will soon  follow,  v ��� '*"���-.  The EolUiwing regLs'tiil-eil'ut . the -GraniL  during the week: V- V.' olodge'tt,. Wright  Creek: Win. .1. IHek, Skagway; T. T. Hrack-  ott.,Pine: 1). G. Pruscr, Dominion Telegraph:.  T. Rose, Dominion Telegraph: A- L- Swiiu.  and wife. Nuw Wliatcoin.  Mr. Graham Left Monday moriiiug Cor u.  tour aroiiiiiL the district of which he is, Gobi  Commissioner. He is expected, to return im  Thursday next.  The science of teaching recalcitrant huskies that a straight line between two given  points-is tuways the shortest, might profitably be udded tu the eurriciiLuui of u curtain  very popular official.  We are pleased to note the veturn of Dr-  Youug to Atlin. During his absence the  doctor ho.-. Iieeu to Chicago and other cities  trying to interest capital in our hydraulics-.  He has ul*<o contributed, ivoll written  articles, to various ' lending Aiuerieuii  papers on the dcsirabWnesa o�� our district  uw*u field for iimestimeiit. Atliii is. certainLy  indebted to Dr. Youinr for his ell'oKt.s in her  behulf.  DiuLkKs rx HAY,;.QATS, FEED and COUNTRY PRODUCE.  Goods-delivered free -to any. part of town.  . Biciden and tlastings ��  ���ToeiClitrlt, wlio was. in AtLi-.n   last saunmer,  hus instituted u snit  fur Libel ugaiust the  Yukon Siin,,cLuiiuuig ��2ri^)U0 du.niages-.  Captain McPhatt'er,   well  Uilowii  iu Pino-,  ncffiflivor tvonn his. liumio In  t|di. Out.   He iu. liable t<> tiisu, 1411 hese.  sive battle with^ Boers , entrenched.  All troops- at .'Bloemfontein siip-  plied-Ayitfi'��� winter clothing. Rob-  ferts ordered .^lethuen to retire from  Bos'libf;: ���GSri-.* Warren-^is reported Iri?,-  appofnted\-Gwfru/5E P^.^t?6 S.ta.t-^-  Kit^L?'n^r :rep<5rt6S.:saceeeding- Bul-i  ler. Boer Commander DeWitt reported killed. Boers have run out  of smokeless powder aud their fir-  inir lines are now visible. The to-  tal Boer force at beginning of war  was 105,000. Eighty-thousand are  now in the field as follows: Fifty  thousand in Orange Free State;  iopoqq. in Beggartsberg district;  15,000 at Fourteen Strenis. Their  forces have always been greatly underestimated. Boers are constructing eight miles of tracks around  Pretoria. They have 69 guns at  Kroonstadt, and 25 mines at Johan-  nesberg have been charged with  dynamite ready for blowing up;  Australians out-manoeuvred and  beat the Boers in several slight engagements. They ��� are receiving  great praise.  4-XTICELY FURNISHED  1\' .e-fe ROOMS  At the HOTEL-NORTHERN.  By day or week.  Quiet place.    No bar.  Mrs. E. L. Pillman.  Shovels   as    good   as  new   $1,  worth $2. Tbje Exchange, E��;st St.  GOLD       ..  HOUSE  DISCOVERY, B.C-  LETHERDALE; & BURTON.  ;;"���-������    '" - PROPft'IKTORS.  ' Our large and confmodioiis.dining room m  now open. We hove lots of fresh vegetables:  iu our collar, which makes it easy to give a  first-class.meal. Our bedrooms are all neatly furnished-' "Wc'n'eed no elevator with our  good' liquors and' cigars. Stabling for 10  horses. - Telephone aud Telegraph messages  promptly attended to. Kates, single meahi,  ooras, 50 and 75c.'   Board by the week  K1  IRKLAND HOTEL,  KIRST STREET,   ATLIN.  J. KIRKLAND, - Manager.  First-class dining room  Aud Elegant Sleeping Rooms.  Dr. Boyle returned to  Atlin  this  week after an absence of six months.  The tragic shooting of Lieutenant Scott by Sentry Higgius.R, A.r  at the Esquiraal Navy Yard, culminated in the death of that unfortunate officer.  New     axes,  $1.50; worth $2.50.  First stxeet,, Atlin.,  with    handles.  The Excbange^  '-)!  it,  m  ������ti  !vJ3^.- i^ 73? " ^l!rt* VfflSi** *'  dirti-A itr ����� #*-���?'  tSSESt^iSS^^  w>M!kniuiMvA��Hiiiilrii��rtit.'M n,  B����wi��JO��5rr^W*^^^  jJiSffi^^

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