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 I '..\E^iE��:3&^!aA*K^  *.64i=irfA<#!f<S��aMKqw *Va^rM1Qs!&tJ*ja*MM'%Bri&t��*ti*tw-i��*v^^  :i  ���^ ��^(&��'V^iittH?fcyr*CTijaBrgtwmrWi|..tV 1*. Jm,< ���.  0  ya  -    t  /  T  i '  d.   �� -it J  VOL.  ATI.1N, Ii  C, s.Vri'KDAV, ,'DECBW-BEk   6,    1^02.  NO.  177.  SLUICING  In   Mid-winter   on   Boulder  Creek.  Expensive but Profitable Drifting  Work Going on -'_ A Record  Of Ooeratorst    \   ���    '   '  As'stated- in "a previo.-s issue,  a <*reat cIimI of woik is being done  om Mo'ilcler citek thi'r.niutei, and  fiom dl accounts rtlK u-suKs arc  gi:Uif>ing in tne extjeme .In  iO'Hi fiscs drifts aie being run in  the cr.^k bed, ker; iiig>in the pay  ivhete the sumruei's" work, ended,  f-i othei iiist.nices the pay is being  followed in 'ind nuclei tlie benches,  with equ illy good ,result's. Tiru-  benng has.to be done in e\ery case  and. although at .a \c\\ heavy expense, we do~"not know of a claim  that has not, .paid from "the start.  It,will, no doubt, be surrrisii g to  Hlearn that all the operators are  sluicing the dii't as thev take it out,  and hs the 11 lan^i.ne'ui ,for sluicing they aie cncoun'eiing very  li.tle trouble from'lhe cold weather.  The lolhming   is a parti.iI_,!isl^of  iho-c   :i'nv ,-��orUi..\*'  ad m-'qh mi  i?i lota'to";   Sr11'^- vii��   tn�� ,_<:>����.,<. 1  fro 'i"?li'i~!i\ tL'i nfie i*orp ���>-u>��'!iv"'i''-  ,-' ' *  pert j :  -<.-       .���_--._        \ Ai _ ,-'  On the .Societe Minier*-'s grpiind  ten men have been employed -and  the cleanups have been very satisfactory, A good fat' sack of dust  was brought down,this week for  deposit.  Louis Yerke and par.tner are  working ou a lay. for George Sinclair, 011 the Company's ground,  aud near the intake ..Johnson and  son are ru.ining ,a, drift,,into the  right-h i-d bench. *        '.      *  Tun R��i}l and partner* are'drift-  iug i . the creek h*d .ind .ire taking  out big 1110 ie> .  'i m.  ���lit'  1 iin   'Bartim,  r^ AVio >ing  .    -i-v, bought  loht?    Hen ton  He  j\s   "'��"i' r   r. 11 ' -  li      "5"   .   tr 'i  \t 1 1,1 :( ,v"c-it>". '.__  bj    -ii.5\Ciij.    Clllli  and another, a di ilt is being 1 tin  into the right hand bench in good  pay. ' -  Norton brotheis aie' woiking  with fotT men on the Victoria  group and are well satisfied with  their pros.iecti.  Pavey, Andetsou, Deal and Mc-  Naugliton are drifting in good  ground on the Anderson property.  Synions and Pillar on the former's ground, are drifting from the  creek into the bench.  About T2 below, Lo ticks and  May are drifting into' tl.'e bench,  and o: Black and Grant's ground  Henderson, Davis; and Tom iWliite  are ru ming a prolibiblu clijft.  Blaikie nnd Dmvne, c��n their  o.vu gr > i.S'l.'.'d-nl continue to get  similarly good; results to what they  did all summer. ���-'���- 'i    "   BANGSiRS Of THE TRAIL.  Taku cArm   Supposed   to   Have   Cl&iircd    Two   of   Our  r  ���'    > Popular Mail Carriers. , < *  The Mall Which Left ill Iin on Friday Last Has lot Yet Beached Log  Cabin���'-Grave Tears Tor the Safety ol tht Ci.iiin5 ��� Search  Party Left Hero Yesterday.   , ,  The storm,4 which for the last  week has been 1 aging thioughout  the district, has caused much &v-  xiety in the coininiuiit> for anyouc-  011 the trail,.and moie, especially  for the Mail Carrieis. Upon the  arrival of Can ier' Rant the info:-  mation wasrecehed ,that Cainer-'  A bey and MelnUre, who' left here  on Fi iday aftc. noon, 28th ulto for  Log Cabin, hud not reached, their  des.ination, neither had they beeu  seen since "Sunday morning*last  ulen they left Butler's laVcln  seven miles from Taku City.' ~ ;Ac-  cording to the meagre information  at present at hand, the Carriers left  Butler's early Sunday morning in  their canoe, but a few miles up the  Arm took to the ice with their sled,  the tracks of which were seen by  Rant on his ������ last trip into Atlin.  Confident of reaching Perkin-f.id  olace before noon-the1 men dld.not  lake a luncheen with them." Their  non-airival at  that-stopping place  by Vlo'iday morning1 caused their  Chief,-Mr. J. W. Macfarlane, considerable anxiety, and in the hooe  lhat the\ had pa's��ed Perkinson's  without stopj ing. 1 e returred at  once to Leg Cabin, while Rant  came on in to Atlin: -Word came  by'wire on Thursday afternoon  that ! o trace of the unf srtuuate  men had been found.' Macfarlane  left on his regular, trip to Atliii on  Thursday morning, and it ���is expected be will be able, :o throw  some light on theimsterj when he  arrives tonight or,toiuc. row. ���  ' Yesterday morning the Government -Agent despatched Messrs  .Coutts and Fountain, tot search foi  the missing men. ^ - ,u        ���,  v Joe A bey is an, experienced man  on the^trail and carriedlhe mail all  last winter. Mclntyie,< though a  c��tnp.iiati\e~ stranger> hi�� ,Atlin,  was wf t>u5tecL.ein?playee.o��.theiC_D.  Co. on the Yukon service: Both  were careful aud reliable men.'  DROWNED.  Andrew Dickson Meets- HL  Death on Tagish.  Canoe  Was Swamped   and /Took  .     Him Down   With   It ��� Well  Known Here  CABINET MAKING.  The many friends of "Andy"  Dickson will tegret to hear of his  death b> drowning, which happened on the 21 st ulto. Dickson and  a man named Holland, who was  engineer on the Government  steamer,-Alpha, had been fishing  on Tagish lake ' for Mine ti-n<_ and  wcie moving their outfit across the  lake. Kach had adetetboro canoe  and the canoes weiu loaded to ihe  guaids with the outfit. Dickson  was sitting- on - his"kuee.s-uwilh  his feet behind him-and"under  the thwart." The canoe, which  was low in the water, filled from  a swell and went to -the bottom.  His feet evidently ��� caught .under  the thwart, holding him-fast until  he drowned. It is not expected  that tht body can bs recovered this  fall.- "  Andy Dickson was formerly Dominion telegraph opeiator at  Lower Lebarge. Last summer he  left that.servicetoact us ghide'.for  Major Norrie, who was in t}ie  country seeking big game. He,had  two brothers, Tom mid Admit  Dickson", and many friends along  the Yukon rh'��r.  Attorney',   Generali ���   Eberts  at Work..  The Seattle P.-L Furnishes   Some  \ -    Intei estir.g  Information   on  B. C. Polities.  The B. C. papers, up to 19th  ulto, have been very non-committal  on the political situation, at the  Capital, but the-Victoria correspondent ofthe P.-L reports a probable  Cabinet under the leadership of  Mr. T'berts, with the following personnel: Hon" Lbertsv Premier and  President 01 the Council ; \V. W.  Ill Melnres Attoine% General;  1-icltard Mclhide, Minister of  .Mines ; Dennis M irphy,- Chie  Commissioner'of L'iwU and Works;  Richard Green, ������ Proviuci il Secretary; Captain Tatlo.vr Minister o!  Finance. - '  This inform ition is .stated to have  come from Attorney General Kber.t--  himself and was given on the eve  of the Premier's resignation;  CANADA- NORTHERN.  f    -^ ���*  t  To Cost Approximately, One  Hundred   Millien.t        ,  u   '    '<��� -1 -        *  Three Hundred  and  Eighty Wiles  already Built and  In Operation.  r "A railroad project, hugh in proportion,'; sa\s the Seattle P.I , "in  fact probably larger than hase\er  been undertaken am w here in the  world, has been undertaken 1:1 '  Canada by British -and Canadian  capitalists.' The "projectors 1 estimate the cost at $95,750,000 and.  the road will-be 2830 miles long.  " The charter granted to the projectors calls fcr-the completion of  the road within teu years ,from the  date of the beginning of construction. 380 miles of* the road have  1 ~ 1  already-been completed. The men  behind the movement believe-that  the whole line from ocean to ocean  will be iu operation 111 1967.  "'All the officers and directors  of the road are Hiiclishmen of Cau-  adians," with the'except ion of G. 1\.\  Church, an 'American engineer"  The president is the Hon.'Geoige  _Tancxuay,d^fV->-.t-piesiden.t> of- the  Quebec Board1* of.' Trade,^ani the-  Hnglish directors are Richard" ���'Bid-  dulpli1 * Martin, a Loudon4 banker,  and Frank Crisp.  - "The political significance o'f  this projosed new road is belie\ed  to be \ ery gfeat: It 'Ms 'described  as England's ansv.ei "to Russia's  Trans-Stberiair'RBilway.  The Canadian Go\ernment has  granted a subsidy of $3200 a mile,  or $192,000 to build the ' first 60  miles of'the' road west of Robert-  val, P.Q. This subsidy'will be increased shculd the eost of construction exceed $15,000 per mile.  .  BOSS ELECTED.  Dawson, Y-T:,- Dae. 3rd.���The  Dominion elections passed of here  yesterday amid intense excitement.'  Last reports seem to give ex-Goy.  Ross a majority ol over 600.  Postal Information.  The Official Blue * Book' ofthe  Postal Department is just to hand,  and a cursory examination of it  shows that the Allin ofilce has  come well to the~ frohT among the  Provincial postoffices. As a money  order despatching office, Atlin  comes 16th on the list, with a total  value of $36,885.15 and 19th as to-  tfie number of orders, whileTis "a  remittance " to.wn it is way down  0:1 the list, being 32nd out of 116  money order offices.  The re\ enue derived from the  Allin-Yukon districts was ^30,289-.  .45, while the expenditure amounted to |i 17,774 36.  Jubilee Trail.  Lee Garden re; orts the grading  and clearing of the winter freight  trail over the Jubilee route. He  states that two bridges will' have t<v  be built and is awaiting instruction* from those interested..  -��� -. ii  -      -��Ttti  1 '     .,,^ir?  ' >;. <  .1'   J    y.  j sS -i'  J'*l-y-V>ty  ��� -4  ���M  7I  1  '::<''!  :S?f  H;. ft  fi  7?!}i  III  sl  ;-a  �����^^f��vaaweLii*nK9V.,Wf��sv��v^^ ��J d'>  '���      '/'  r *  i �� *  I r  i d  h's  ���tt  ATLiN,   S.   C,    SATURDAY.    DECEMBER    6, .i��o*.  ���is  .  1  .\ ���  fi,  The Atliii Claim.  PiiblislicO   every    Saturday   inoi'iiinc   Ijv  T'.iit Air-ia Claim Pi'ULiSHLna Co.  A. C. HlKNCHlTKt.n, PiiormBtcK.      .  I). Toiid Ls.r.H. Mam'aginci Kditok.  Oflice ofDiiMlrntloii Pearl S'., Atlin, H. C.'  Advertising  liatos :   JftJXl   i��-s incliv eucli  Irmvi-tioii.   Ui-:ulin�� tiolict-f. in   oeutH a lim;.  ��sje��ld Contrite* Kates on aiM'Ueivtlou.  Tlie ciibhui'iptloii |irlc��> is i-fl'a >nur i>aj-  ��blc in ikIvuikh*. No p ipc-r w ill be deli\ei't'd  tuiloas tins rraiditlon iu ot/timU'cil witli.  SATURDAY,     DECEMBER   6, rICJ02.  The Claim*  In our issue of October 4th the  public was notified that a deal had  been closed bet Ween A. C. Hirschfeld, editor and proprietor cf the  Athn Claim, anil C. M.-Hyskell,  owner of the " Burlington ' (Ia,>  Daily Journal, by which ' the.-last  named gentleman became the proprietor of The Ci.a'im.  The'dekrthen  ttiade was subject  to certain  conditions  fiitilfe  to be  carried but, "but' 'these  conditions  not* having..'been ^complied  with  Thb  Claim, still iemains the property of A. C. Hirschfeld..  ,   The Published 'takes'this opportunity  to   again   sincerely   thank  ''his many patron's  and  friends' for  �� '  their liberal 'assistance and appreciation   of 'his "'efforts in the'past  and   trusts   that 'the" suppoit'so  generously given-.will, in-no way  dimmish iu the future. r<.  It has been" and' always, will be  the sole   ami -and   object  of .The  Claim to-advance .and   foster-;the  ' interests of 3 this   'great *��� district i-i  its columns, and   by  spreading far  and wide the  glorious possibilities  , of this important section of British  Columbia thereby attain   the   desire of all, that " Atlin " be a veritable " Mecca " in the land. ,  Tjie Claim has. earned a re-]  putation for truthfulness aud the  absence of bombastic statements in  its columns has gained', for it on  the "outside" the position ' of an  authority in all. that/ pertains to  Atlin and to the district. ~\  This district today, has attained  an enviable reputation- among the  mining districts of the Province^  not a little to- the' efforts ��� of The  Claim, and its "future was never  brighter. The result, of the"  past, season's development has  conclusively proved that the yield  of gold is just beginning and that  what has already beeti won" is but  'a scraping from the surface. There  is every reason to expect that next  year will sec' a gre:at influx of  miners and prospectors as"well" as  ' of capital and capitalists, and to  this end The Claim, with the persistence that means success, will  not abate its efforts to herald  the welfare ofthe district.  With   this   cud in view,, it is requested that the..miners on theMif-  ferent creeks will themselves assist  us in our   endeavours,, and   from  time to time  forward, for publication, news of their respective sections so that   we   may  tberebv be  .kept in constant'touch  with every  part of'tbe district.    By so doing  they will be doing themselves good  mnd   the^ district   an   incalculable  ,tW*cjEU..  A NATIONAL PARK  And" Game Reserve ��� Latest  Scheme.  A Hard Blow to Alaska's .Efforts  to Obtain Territorial Government.  the curtains of a "folding" bed,"one  evening last week, he pulled the  bed over 'Upon himself, aud when  removed0be was, almost lifeless.  Physicians were immediately summoned "iind he was found to be suffering from concussion of the brain  aud a fracture of both bon'es of the  right leg and probably other internal injuries. Everything passible  was done for 0the little  fellow; but  lie lay   unconscious   fcr   two days  until he died.      - - ,  Much  sympathy  is  felt' for the  son owing   parents   who   are well  known here and along the trail.  d ' '        <  There is more  solid comfort in a  cup of Blue   Ribbon   Tea than in a  gallon of most beverages.   -  ���   Fine stock of the newest designs  of Christmas and New Yeai's cards-  at'fi. L. Pillman & Co.     ,  ' The Washington, D. C.,. correspondent ofthe .Seattle P.-I. hasjiv:  earthed the outline of a plan on the  part of President Roosevelt's  friends that,, if cairied out, will  prove a fearful' blow to Alaskan  commercial interests.- It is'said  that they have induced the President to contemplate the creation of  an immense game reseive and national park to contain a great portion o-f Alaska. "The proposed reserve and park is' to extend from  the mouth of lha Yukon river,, a  great distance on each side "of the  river', to the. eastern boundary of  Alaska.  Tht scheme is devised and. is being pressed by Dr. P. Langley;  Secietary of the Smithsonian Institute,. Dr. W. "Tr>Haruaday,\.pf  the New-York- Zoological 'Society;  ���Ernest Seeton-Thompson, ;tlic''ar-  tist and author ot animal' stories,..  and H��� Si New, member of the'Re-  publican National Committee far  Indiana aud a prominent member  of the'Executive Committee of the  National Committee. Mr. New'  has-justi returned fro nr a.-hunting  trip to Alaska and he is irnpressed  vvith Alaska only as> to/ impossibilities as a paradise for sportsmen.  All of-these "men ,are influential,'  and all are personal .'friends ofthe  President and of others wellup in  administrative circles. .        ���.  Tlie  promoters  of the  plan declare that the  President is himself  an enthusiastic sportsman and that  he,is favourable to the plan for the  greatest game reserve in .theworld,  such as it is maintained, this would  be.    In ,110  preserve in the entire  world,   it- is   said,   is  there such  a variety of .large game or so much  of it as there is in the great yukon  valley. .   It   is   pointed   cut that  there are"more than 200.000 square  miles ".here of the  world's, choicest  game fields  which would make tbe  largest  and  the  grandest national  park , that is now available in an)'  place in the world-  .   .Commenting on the subject, the  Skagway Alaskaa says ���.  ���'���  " With a forest reserve to include  all"of thev Alexander Archipelago  and a game reserve to include all  ofthe   Alaska   Yukon   valley, all  that is required   to   complete the  great. North   American    faice   at  government in   Alaska,  k. a totem  pole reserve and a few Indian reser-.  vatioris to take up the remainder of  the district and  an  order from tlie  Federal Government to. the citizens  of the North" to ' mush on.*-"  Atlin,  Nugget and Grape , Rings  And ..All, Kinds of Jewellery Manufactured on the Premises.  guff?. .Why send out when you can get goods us cheap here ?  ' WaJctos From $5 up.   Fino Line of Souvenir Spoons.  JUIES EGGERT & SON, The Swiss Wa^hmakors.  THE    WHITE . PASS    &  ROUTE.  -  YUKON  Passenger anti,Express Service/'Daily ?(except  :agwiiy, LogCabin. Bennett, Caribou, White Hor'  Sunday),, between'  Skagway, "Log Cabin. Bennett, Caribou, White Horse and Intermediate  points, making-close c6��ihecli.">n.s��whh our own steameis at'While Hor��.e  for Dawson and Yukon points, and .at Caribou lor Atlin e\e"iy Tuesday  and Friday; Returning,, leave Atliii eveny Monday aud Tlunsday.  . Telegtaph Service lo SkagwaT.    .Express  nuitter  will ,be received  for .ihipmept to and from all'points in Canada and the.United States?  , For information relative to Passenger,. Freight, Telegraph or Expiess-  '-'? Rates apply to any Agent ofthe Company or lo  ,, .-,.-' >      .,   ,              ; -'   J.  P.- I.ek, Traffic Manager, Skagway.  J.'_Lm,scC��M$e, Local Agent, Atlin. B. C. d    . .               ...  I THE    K0OTENAV. HOTEL.   1  Cor  Geo rye E. Hayes, Proprietor  .First 'and .Tkainor.Streets:  llitn First.Claw. Htifel lius. been reinodeled aiui refurnisheit thronirhout  ���   and oilers the l>e*t acconiniuilatrou to'Truiisient ��>r Permanent  '    >).Guosts.-rAuiPi-icHii an<t Knropeiui plan.  * ;        '  . Finest Wines, Liouors and Gigars..'  'v.- .... ^Billi'ards j.an^&Popl   I  c������o���ft4�����tt���c�����o���o*o^:������o���c?o���o������o���o���c�����o���<^���<^���a���o���^s���o���oo���c^�����  tHp doifr>f ho use,  DISCOVERY,  B.C.  .' ,  Coffiifpi'tably Furnished Rooms���By the Day, Week or Montft.  The Beit of Liquors and Cigars always in Stock. ��� Fine stable in.connection with'the House.  AMERICAN   -ANDV EUROPEAN    PLAN.  ... " J. PIRosr, Muimifer.  Fish*  C. DOELKER,  .    FRESH MEATS ALWAYS ON HAND.    .    .    .  Game   in   season and   home   made   Sausage.  First Street,   Atlin.. - .  t,. !  THE CsRANI> HOTEL  ���t ." -. 1^ '  FINKS't'EQijIPPED HOTEL JN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN ' FIRST-CLASS MANNER.    ' ���  French  Restaurant in   Connection.  A. R. McDonald,   Proprieto*.  s  Corner of First aud Discovery Streets.  roR  A Strange, Death.  Word   has just   been   received  from Skagway cf the-sad- cieath of  the three-year old son  of Mr. and  Mrs. A. E. Peters, of Taku  Arm,  in that, city,.   While glayiug with |  Call and get Prices" at  ���    ���4  ni  1  i  Iii &iMiX&*fa��ttC#M4iaabMli*^^tHiMub,MV2W'to<M  >wrt����ui^WMwugffl^js5gir3rgfaagjaaT^  '1 I  , ��� -'     f> d  ATLIN,' BrcV'SATtfRDAV; DECEMBER .6.. 190*-  Wc';can gi��e Yo��." Good Vaiue^for your cash as"Groceries- Provision^,.<&f&  rT ^   - any House in Town. , ���-���    . '      ���   d      / ,, -     '   ,   .  , -      /- ���   '���  Try   us   with   it: ante  see.  \  .,' Giant' P.owder1 on.'hand?*  ���%ti.frmve&  CARIBOO.  The Season's Cleanup Suffers  Thro' Lack of Water.  Tha-Provincial Mineralogist Says  Cariboo 'Was'Only Just Been  ,    Touehed," '     '     '  The Provincial Mineralogist dur-  ing the past summei paid an official  visit to the Caiiboo district, and,  according to interviews, was much  im.oiessed with what  he'saw theie.  Tu speaking of his visit, the Ash-  croft Journal remaiks:  " We are very glad  the   Mining  ( D:p iitniiiit are  beginning to realize the fact that  there is a mining  section   called   Cariboo in the Province."  A'.h 1," like , Cariboo, .is ofFOie  b��ate<i tr.ul and has vilfeied .it the  - ha.'ds ofthe Government fioni lack  of official "write-ups,"'hut there  is reason lo believe that Mr. Roher-  son will include Atliu in his "list  of \isitatioi s" next.year, r ^t  Of Cariboo, Mr. Robertson'says:  "The past season's .work in the  Cariboo district has been retarded  by the lack of water, which .is all  essential in hydraulic mining? For-  five years past the snoWfall and  rainfall of the country 'has' been  gradually diminishing, so--.that  hvdraulic o derations have been  cause 1'isntly -im i.iired. The percentage of sno.v and rainfall ijj a  hydraulic camp is the exact measure of-pioduction, granting "that  the gold is tliere, and in consequence the light returns from Cariboo  tin- season nriy be laid to the lack  lol walti " Fio'm Mr. Robertson's  observation*., there is 110 lack of  gold, therefore it follows that'only1  a sufficient head of water is're-  ciuiied to win it. _ _  ,>    .  At Slough creek, Mr Robertson  found the most pio.nising indications of successful mining. Mr J.'  Hopp, who is in charge ofthe  work, has done-wonders in the  direction of developing the company's property. A shaft has been  sunk for 300 feet, from which  drifting has been done for 12,99  feet, aud trom the end of the drift  he has broken up to the old river  channel, where the gold lies. This  is a remarkable recognition on the  part of a miue manager of natural  conditions, where so many have  fjiled to recognize them. Ou the  Liard property, Philip Fraser.'who  formerly managed the Miccene, is  sinking a new fchaft which in all  probability will strike pay gnu el.  Taking all in all, Mr/Robertson  sayi, the Cariboo dictrict has only  been touched.  Parental Devotion:  -    Christmas 1902.  Before buying your Christmas  presents see Eggert's new stock of  Sterling Silverware, Manicure sets,  Ebony Toilet Articles, etc.. etc.  The     Provincial *   Government  might well take a cue from the  policy of the  Dominion and Province  of Ontario to  foster  the mining industry of lhitish' Columbia. ' The  following * extract,'   from- a valued  exchange, gives some' idea ^of the  efforts put forth, by the  Dominion  Government   in   the  Yukoii'with  the view, to assist  in', opening 'up  that coitnti>���*: ''������,'"'  ; "The Canadian "Government has  shown a very active inteiest in the  welfaie of-th'e gold-mining industry  at Klondike this year,-and personal  visits to these goldtields' have'been  paid both  by the  Deputy Ministei  ofthe   Interior ^ and   also, by  the  Government   'Diiector   of ' Mines.  'Appreciating   the    importance    of  tostermg the quartz.'minii.g indtis  tiy, the Government, Mt  is undei-  siood? has decided   to   put   up   a  -.mall stamp test mill b\ which the  mineis will" be  enabled  to  sample  tlieir ores at   the   lowest-possible  cost.    As the 'lowest price is given  at $18 a ton, it  will   be seen   that  quartz miuiug-in the Yukon is still  a very-costl}   operation,, and   onh  high grade deposits can be touched  at present, but  the" benefit' of the  Government's action win be appreciated w hen one learns that private  mills at"Dawson ' are   charging, as  much .as $ too'  per" ton.  .Another  way in which the Government will  assist the  miner is by supplying a  number of diamond  drills for prospecting   purposes' ��� which"' can be  hired at a very moderate rent.    By  this   means   new  terrjtoiy can ,be  quicklv   and   cheaply .prospected,  aud assisted by the Government iu  this, piactical  manner, it is autici-  pated lhat  mining  activity   in the  Canadian   Yukon   will     be   ver\'  largely increased."  Thfc Canadian Bank of Commerce/  '   ' CAPlTAj;  'PAID    UP    $S,000,000.,  - *    1>-r  . .. t.   <��* f      ' "-���   j-.      ,  Branehes of the Bank at Seattle, '      ��� , ,  1  ��� San Francisco,  Portland,  Exchange sold'on-all Points.  Skagway, et��.  Goi.u Dust Purc'jhaskd���Assay Oitick "in Connection.  '   '* -;',.,"' r, , D..ROSS,fManager/  the royal tbotel;  -'   ., ��� v    ,    ���'    ''���     '-d  E.   ROSSELLl',, Proprietor/.      .   ,  , r. Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C>  FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  , ./  CIIOHESr \YI\LS, LIQL0R3 AND CIGARS CASC t.0004 A sWt&Lir.'  Hydraulie   Mining;  Machiner'y.  \     1    ,   C <  HYDRAULIC " GIANTS,    WATER'   GATES,. -     -  ANGLE/ STEEL   'RIFFLES    &,-,.-,  '    v.HYDRAULIC, '7RIVETED    PIPE?  Pumping &   Hoisting:: Machinery.    ,  Get/your lancy   Christmas   gio-  cenes at E. L. Pillman.& Co.  C. P.  Co  ��� 9  -ALASKA. ROUTE   SAUINGS���  The following Sailings .are an-  lonnced for the months of November and   December, leaving- Skagway at 6 p.m., or on artival of the  train : ,  , ~  Amur, Nov. 8{h and 20th.  ,,    , Dec. 6th and.'20th/  For  further  information,  apply 01  wiiteto    H. B. Dunn, Agent,  Skagway, Alaska. _  Estimates fun ished,.on .application-    r^^t ���  - -,.    dd-    1  ;    r>> . The Vancouver Engineering Works,.        I  "*���'.,�� J' - ' - .- .' <    ^VancouvrrV B. C."'/  "'';-".   -. -A. C. KirscMeldf.iAgent/"AliintfB..,'[C.,  Plotter BaKcfv< anrRestaurairfr  SrECIAI.TlKS.IN-  ,^"tf  '11   '   1 .  i��� ���.,��,>-FANCY*  CAKES   &'  PASTRY/? -     ' ~  j ������,���--1 .      1- ��,    .    <  Frosh Bread, Rye Bread, etc.  Chas.; Mver, Proprietor.  Good Rooms to Kent���Bj tlie Day, Week oi -Month at reasonable ru'tes.    ��� ^  1     - '        '.  UOUIS   SCHUU,  WKolesale   and    Retail,   Butcher  ���   ' HRST   STREET/   ATLIN,   B.   Cd.  .jimmy;reqan\  Shelf and Heavy Hardware,  .Men's HHlf Solos and Shoe ^il>i     Heurj  Diaiton 4 Son'i Saw*. Window*, D��i��n>,-'  ".' * ' *        Glass'ntid 1'uttey, etc., etc. r t    . ., ,      J       .^   f  .'BOOM.���- BANG ~- BOOM I-���Dynamite,   Caps   aiid   Fuse?  Full Line of Winchester���rBIack & Smokeless���Rifle & Shotgrun*  ,   -Cartridges.  > 7- Goods - Bought   Sold   and   Exchanged. , .  NOTICE.  T^OTICU It, hereby ifivon that Sixty ilnys  nftor <iutp I,inti��ii(l to apply to tho  Cliii-1 Coininlssioncr of Lands ,an<l Works  for pel mission to pmcliuse' the folio" iiifr  tlesoribt'il, tract ot land for airrlenltnrni  purposes- That "parcel or tract of luiulon  the bouth hank of tho ri\er or tdouprh rnn-  nlii(f into Moose Arm, Atlin'JJhUlon, Cuasin'r  Dlstiict, K. C, coinmpiicincr at No. 1 post, N.  W. corner, and rumihip: '40. chains ilia  southerly direction; tlienco eusteilj, to  No. S pobt, DO' cliaint-, /thenco> northerly to  No. 4 pobt, 40chainH.",ind thpneo 50 chains to  No. 1 pott, containing 200 aci-ps more or lesk.  r, , ' W. A. Andekbon, t - (  Carlliou Crossinjr, V. T. October 31,1902.  ��� '  jio-8-H  IF  YOU   WANT  Information  CONCERNING  MINES & MINING PROPERTY  In the Atlin District   .  WRITK  TO  A.Gm Hirschfefd  Real   Estate and   Mining  Broker.  DISCOVERY," B. C  Finest of liquors.,,,..Good stabling.  -Ed. Sands, Proprietor.  0��'K�� b;  BATHS  ARBER SHOP  ,    ,', G. H.'FORD      .Prop.7,,  Mow occupy their new tinartors next  to the Banh of B. N. A..- Plrnt Strocpt.  ,  'flic bftth rooms ��r��,equally ss tfood as fouii'^  in ��ltiot.   Rrlvato Bntrau** f*r ladie*.  G. K. H>YBB.  J. G. COKNRXI.,  Discovery.  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN  CONNECTION.  Htinilduortxru for Brook's BtatWt  cJd  '    " 1���S?J     II,  y ,   a.  ,. 'v|  -  "   - ?l,  is  ��13  i  V,  i     'Si  ; 111  i  ii|  , m  i"t  i     i*<it  ,. fS-I  i  i  '   HI  :[ '���; ��� d ���'  >    .'   ,',.'     .i��� i - -  !2        ���" '" .s  *    '-I'm'  ATLIN/   B. O.-,    SATURDAY,    DECSMBER   6,    190.3.  li >  IV 1"  If!  ii  ?"  'ft:  A?  PICKED UR. HERE AND THERE.  Church el linsland:  St. Martin's Church, ror. Third and Trainer streets. Sunday servicer, Matins at 11 h  iu., KYetihoiitr 7;30 p, in. Cetebrqtloti of Hoi;  .Couiniiiiiluiiv.ljft�����uiHtlijy.iii..ej��cliuiotith aji(_  on Special ocvualoiis. Sunday School, Sun-  <iuy at 5 p. in. Committee Maetluxs, lm  ^'!nii-��iJ��y In each month,  Vev. K. L. Stepheiikon, Rector.  St. AmUewN E'reshyterian Church hoi-'  vvxicpn in the Church on Second Street.  JJ.oi-niy^r ncrvlve at 11 evening sejvico ~i:X  Smiclu} Scl.uo! nt the close of the morulm-  vrxljce. Ki-y. ti. Turkkiiarkoii.'MluUtrr. Pru  RaniKntf Rxiom,. to wlileli all are welcome.  Publishers' Announcement.  During the absence of Mr. A. C.  Hirschfeld this winter, the Claim  will be managed and' edited by D.  Todd Lees,-who 'is well knovui  throughout the district. We bespeak   for   Mr. Lees  the generous  ��� aud , continued support of our  patrons and the public generally.  '.  ���    ,Thk Atlin Claim Pub. Co.  Photos and , Photo supplies at  pock rill & Bourne's.  J. D. Lumsden is reported to be  on his way "back to Atlin, but is  waiting a :bettef condition of the  trail. ���       "d;  For a-good square uieal go to  the Pioneer Bakery and Restaurant.  A. C Hirschfeld left on Thursday for Yahcouve-r,: whene he will  " spend the winter with his family.-  *. Blue  Ribbon" Coffee is absolutely  pure.���It is sola in all the stores in>  Atiin. _/:j ^7-V--"'"'"   "  Alfred Carmich'aef, of Otter, is  spending, a Tew days tn town.'. He  reports.great' activity at his camp.  A full report of the work will appear next week.'?        * ,l-  Eine selection "of Christmas gifts,  direct from ~Ylie'"factories���gifts foi  the children and for the old people.  ���E. L.Pillmaii & Co.  Jim   Johnston, of Boulder, vvac  brought  to  {lie hosp'itaMaSt 'Sun-:  d.iy with a broken ankle.-   -  Frank Pippen,- from 'the Snow  Shoe Group, "on Gold Run, received  a nasty accident by a-timber, falling down the ,shaft and striking  hi'ih ou the back. .. He, was admitted to the- hospital on Tuesday.  The A. O. IT. WV entertainment  on .Thursday., evening wasau immense success, but space forbids us  giving a full report thU week.  Go to The Royal for Fresh Oys-  Sjer Cocktails.   '  Map of the Dominion.  ��� By the delayed mail we received  ?rom the Department of the Inter-  or a'very fine-.copy of, a-map of  he Dominion of Canada; but. un-  ������tortuinrreiy;-'" ��� Tike'" the -fesr ���d'fhlic?  mail, it suffered- consideiably from  its immersion in Taku Ami ei;  .oule.-/The map is in eight sectors, and will measure about 4 it.  Vinches by 8 It. (6 inches when  ���.nounted. It is'excellei.tiy' drawn  ind is fully up to date ; the scale  is 35 miles to the inch. Mi. Jas.  Whi'e is tlie Geographer- ai d;?lhe  foroi.to Lithographing Co .the  Engravers and Pi inters.  d ""��� i  "Tub Baths all winter at the O.K.  Barber'Shop.  See our Xmas; stock  and  Local  Xmas Cards���r Dock rill & Bourne's.  'Jimmy'Regan has a   good  stock  flif"A-ttiertcmi Shot-Gnu  Cartridges  and Spotting Goods.       His prices  are always the lowesr.  Atlin Operatic Society. ���  By way"of whiling^ away, these  long winter evenings, the Atliii  Operatic Society has'beeu fotmed  to add to our social -events for the  season. A good deal of excellent  local talent has been secured,and  the Secretary-Treasurer, ,Mr. Herbert Young,' will be pleased to  welcome any, talent desiiing to aid  the Society in its laudable, efforts.  It is understood that Hhe proceeds are to be devoted to charitable purposes: 'Ihe first entertainment, it is expected, will .lie-given  about- Christmas ti��ae and.;-whet)  the time and place - are.-' fixed due  announcement.will bemade.  NOTICE.  ���'Atlin Hockey Club. _..--.  The Annual Meeting.of the At-  hu Hockey .Club-nits helcPon Mo'n-  day eveuii.g   ot > last^'week" in 'the  new" A. 'p.   td W. 'Hall! V Third  street.    The  meeting 'was well at-  tended .,and   the   enthusidsru " displayed'augurs  well  for 'the game  during the coining se'asoh. ��� Safis"-  '."actor'y   arrangements - hfiver   been  made   with- the  managers   of the  new Skating  RLuldand the opportunities  for  practice  and.juatche.s  .-ire such as to-  leave   no.-excuse to  the team to put'up a-firsto-class article of hockey.    The officers elected  for the ensuing year are ; J. A.  Fraser, Esq.,   Ron. President; Dr.  H.-E.  Yoitng.   (re-elected)   President:  B.    Mobirly,   Secy.-TreasT;  Walter   Owen,. Captain ;    Messrs  Fetherslonhaugh,-      Ila\es    ' aid  Owen,   Team   Committee ; B. Mo-r  berly, W. Owen   and   Dr. .Youngs  Executive Committee.'-  J^TOTICB U hereby utven that application  will be made to the Parliament of Canada, at its next kitting*, for leave to Incorporate u Compauy.to bo called "Tlie Coast-  Yukon'Railway Coni|in'iy:"*ta construct,  oiiulp and 'operate ii railway fiom a point ou  or uour Kitimat Xnlat, Uou^Ua. Channel,  British Columbia%, thence to Atliii Luke;  tlience to the Yukon Uiver ; thuuee to the  international llouudary line between \luslwi  and Yukon Territory, via the City of'Daw-  kgai. VVUh power to construct and own  baatn a,ud wIuii-vck, tclo^'rn|)li and tilepliour  Hues,,to ccnoi'Hti* ulec?trival power, and to  collect tolls uud ull pan li-h iiicideutsil to u  railway. ���< '' ' - *  Datod ut Vancouver, 11. C, tliii, 12th day ot  November, A,D., 1902 .:  ,     i     It. G. \l\ODos-Kt,l/,    ,  ii��h-2!H)t Soliiiturfor AppIk-iiuIa  Xmas mu  FREE  $500.00 Given Away  IN  Prizes.  Fancy Tea Sets, toys, Dolls, Etc.  COMK    EARLY   "AND    MAKK    YOUR  f     ��� SUI.KCTION.     (  E. L. Pi 11 man & Co'.  STORE   TO  LET  13.6 x 25 feet  Anply at Tiik Ci.ai.Vi Oitict;.  .WINTER     PRICES  IU flttttt Ckap]���M Store;  Flour, Ogilvie's, $3.50 per sack '  ,, Lake of the vWoocU,. $3.40.  ,,  -Olyrapia, $3-4��       -   ���   -  ,  ,,    Grahaua.b$3.5��  ���* ,.RyeK$3.50  Butter.,Agens, r lb bricks .50 -  \,    2 lb-tins, $i  ,,-    New Westminster, ilb.bk,.50  ,,   - -   ��� ,,   .     .c 2 lb. tin, '$1  iPotatoes^ Lubeck. sliced, pr'lb, .33  ,,   -Graham, dess., 5lb.'.in, $1/25  ,,    Fresh, per'lb . ��o cents "  lOuions,- M"-     ,,       '.to  -     -  -  Rolled Oats. 7 lb sack;'-65  Oatmeal, jo-lbsaek, .90.  Cornmeal,    do. .ge  Hj^rn, B.C. per UV.25 "  ' ,-,    .Rex.    ,,        .26  Bacon',' B.C./,',   ���    .25     "    '  ���i -.Rex. ?' ���'  '    .26   _%     -  Cream, St.. Charles hotel, dez, $5 '  ,.   Jersey.     ... do       do       $5  ���,,. Jersey, small size,   do "$2:50  ,.    Carnation, do   $2.50.1  Milk, Eagle J -  -da " do   $3 50 i  l'_ C t'^i  do  do  '  .40-  ���50  .60  do  .60  do  60  do   ��� ,  ���50  SugarK granulated, 10 lbs, $1  ' ,,.    Batf, 5 lbs, $1    n  ",. ���.��� Luna,). ,.,   -$,i ,> ���  ���U'oicehler .'-auce, pei doz, $j^  Ketchup, pei doz. $S  ,,    -2_ica'l. titns, $2- .  ^.'ea.-kickshaw,   f.  -. ,,w B'-ue Ribbon.  ,'t . Liptotis., .,-  .,,.- ,Star      -._ ,  ,,-i:Crown    ���.  s ,,n;.Kaboh  Coffee, Crown, Mocha-java. lb .50*  .   ,',    'Blue KiUbon, per lb, .45  ������}i-   Cha.se & Sanborn, lb. .45  Crosse &��Jilackwell% jams, 3 lius$E  ilreakfa-l.Food/ner package,,.'25 t  .Oermea.tpcr pacRag^, .60 ,  Tomatoes, t>er d< z. $4  Peasv Beans. Corn, iirr dt z $2 50  Ra��ins, new fruit, doz pkg*, $2.50  Currants,   -do   I    -do "$250-  Cornstarch, do $2-5&  Citron, Lemon & Orange  Peel, per  lb, .40  Rein Deer do   $2.50I Candles, per box, $4    .  "The above prices apply oi-ly to-retail. A discount will be  atfoweet to the Trade, tMiners, Restaurants," Hotels and  all large consumers, ���    d��        ��� .      ;  -i �����������~-f   AH  Other  Groceries   a.nd   Provislors at  equally low prices.��� All  Goods warranted Fresh and  Hist .Cl^sr...���lull   -  ���Weight-and-Measures.  Dry Goods, Clothing,. Boots and Shfoes, Meccassins, Hats and Caps;  ^':'f AT    COST.  M.   ��� FOLEY, ~ first  Street, * Atlin;    B.C.  '     ��01111   ATTENTION  IS    CALLED    TO   THE  - FACT   THAT  are  UNUSUAL   BAPHAINS  IN  Fine  All-Wool   Blankets,       Men's   Ail-Wool  Underclothing..  Men's All-Wool Light   and   Heavy;, Qvershirts, and  Sweaters.  Men's   Fur  and Cloth   Caps, and Dolges. Felt Shoes.  We also"call your attention to the Low. Price ofwur Extra,  Quality, Hand Shaded, Black, Smokeless Powder,  Shot  Cartridges  HERE   I&  YOUR   OPPORTUNITY DO. NOT REGRET HAVING MISSED IT  v ^*^^I��Ma-WSJSTCiNM^  BLACKETT & CO.  .uS^^wSAS^^Mjnfci^es^^

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