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The Atlin Claim 1899-12-02

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 u  .   /  d  f  n-  re  ��  if  VOL.  ATUd    L.  d,'  c^.TOkDAY,   DECEMBER,    2,    ^99. -  NO   32.  If  c l  O  McLennan, Mcf cely  (I/I.iMITl-.JJ 1 ,   <,  i- - <.-.,,' '    ' <���  Paints,  Off��,   Varnishes, f  tjfjlP ,..   ,   .���   -   Builders' Hardware,  Sash ant�� floors, ���  '- Tinware, Garaniteware, 'G'rock&ry  ���AU kin3s.ofy Tinsmith work done. ,   , -    - ' " t  '_*   , "f    , Coiner of First and Petri Slicct  '    - *   1- t fJS^      -      J  BLACKSMITH'S GOAL.  While captured 'several Boer  posi-'  fions and guns and much maleiial  1 - -"  ,Cape Town, Xov   25.���The inili-  lriry authorities ha\e given permission to lhe~Canadian contingent on  its ^u rival hcie to march through  tlie--city,. which will, be beautifully  decorated and the davobseived'as a!  .hpilday - '   "  general c'r\ 'of, "cease-fire,'"but but  fallows would not stoj firing." Major Adye__ came up ..and confiimed  the order, 'and then thebugle,sO'md-'  ed "Cease lire''- In our^ locality  there was"a Tumor that a white flag  was raised bv a voting office*! who -  thought his'batch of ten'men were  the, solo -Airvivors, * but * there  were  - * > '  1 - , *    -.  I    C    >-'  ,>.-..,<     el  <;... FRESH   HEW   OOO^S   JUST  HS  r*  to a a  J. Si. Clair Blackeft arid ���  ��  LARGEST  AND  BEST  SELECTED  STOCK  OF '  ��� ��  Groceries,,Shelf HafJware,*Paijiis,and Oils,Joots,and  -��� Shoes, Rubber Goods and Miners' --Supplies.. ���  IRON   STORE    -    -    -'   -    -    -    -    COR.   iSll AND   TRAYNOR.  Geif/- Meihue'n Carvingi^  ffis.W^y to the Re=  lief of Kinikrley  lidge After Ridge .  is Taken with Skap  '^tK-i^uJ^ ^  itel -md Cold Steel,  ���1  1    v K     5  s  The Guards Bear the  With Heroic Work  Kruger Getting Tired of  the Game He is Playing  skill, but 'had1 to fh before the  death-dealing shrapnel: Hacl I at-  acked later T should have sustained' heav_\ loss Our victory was  complete. Ha\e taken 40 -prisoners. A111'burning,a good number  of Boers, but the greatei part .of the-  enem)'s killed and wounded were  removed 1>\ their comrades. , Ha1 e  c^'jt'i.Cvi   '���   hirgi  i,._-.rbsr'nf horse-  .,,"     .   t        ,r r-, ���     - 1 .   1.1"   900  alive,  ha\ ing started with oer-  Repoi ts< from Mafeking, dated the   J        * to.  ���uJ?-i''i '* "k \'m'-   - r  ).>     -     '        , I haps   r,ooo,d think manv 01   the  A>, state "All is site. J  {T ' -,'     --,^.   ,���-<'    . Tl . ,-' bttterv men^eicaoed.^ ' Our officer���*  London, jViOv   25 ���'-Itis tumoied  >        *-*w  olid  Citllii .n'Ciill-StiO'  .   .        ^,' .     ->',,  Hues 0! amii-iumLoji  The h-5L of c.isualaes i�� a^ follows  Brig-Gen.   -Fetherstonhaugh,    be  very^wouncleci in"shoulder. ' Lieut.--  Col. Crabbe, Gienadiei Chiarcls, reported wounded, Lieut.- Fr\er, Gre-  j nadiei   Guards, killed, Lieut Blun-  ] cleL   daugeiousl)   wounded; Lieuts  I Leslie, Vaughan,   Gordon,   Ribow,  Ffc p   it T^*   i jl I Russell> Ivjouatid Cameron, wound-  Brunt of the right|d 0^^- ,a��k ^1 me. 26  0        killed, 36 wounded, and 13missing  Coldstream Guards, Lieuls   Hon  C. Willoughb\, Grant and Burton,  wounded  2j wounded aud 5 missing.  Scots Guards, Maj.   Hon   North  Daln tuple Hamilton, Lieuts. Bulkier and Alexander, wounded. Rank  and   file,   9 killed and 34 wounded  Northumberland P'usilers,   Capt  Hdgar    and   Lieut,   brine,   killed:  thai a peace deputation ���from "Pi esi-  "deut Krimei is  '00 the wa\ to Cape  Town for  the purpose of ascertaing j  terms upon which immediate cessation of hostilities could be  secured  Cape Town. Nov 24   - Despatches tro'm Belmont indicate that Ge 1  Velhuen uith his  column   for  the  iclief of Kimberle} is now within  "2 0 miles of the lattei 'place. The  ei^iiy was badh crippled b\ the  engagement at Belmont  , J.ojclon, Nov. 18. ���Lieut. Alais-.  tOn Churchill won great praise 101  his coolness and bra\;er\ at. Colen-.  s(3 ''It \vas almost entireh clue to  Ijis courage that the disabled ar-  mored tiain was righted   ���  '���} Windsor, Eng., Nov. 25 ���Em-  pe^i,oi William joins the ro\ al shoot-  u!j>',]jart}. ...  t'\Li'ii1hi, No," -2-} --j'he war ii'  the rVullipmes ii fast,drawing to <i  clo>-e y'.g'uut-iclo made a burned  ���fetrear ��� from Ba\ amuangd^w Urre,,  hatless, ragged and" co\ered with  mud, he was see:)1 procuring-a fresh  horse with which to' continue his  flight  and men were furious at-the'surrender. . The; Boers  did , not sje.n  1 to be 111 gre tt ntimbeii 0:1 the spo.t  bat f heaid( the mam b kIv had  galloped off. Oui men had to give  up their arms and the officers wore  sent to Commandant .Sleenskan 3.  The officers we;e taken a.v,i> iro-n  the me'i aud sent to Gen 'Jouhert  the sjime day, traveling .-in nnile  wagonsj and  slceoing   at-.night   in  ..some stoie 011 the wa\, The next  moitiing they took a trariiat Wasch-  bank foi Pretoria? Tliev are* very  well treated, and c-o I   have   heaicl,  are the men 'Theie has been no  unpleasantness cin Pretoria (The  officers aie in 'a-school 'building  al the landing aud aie allowed to  walk as the*, please 111 the grounds.  The suirender in my judgment was  'i great bl.mder caused b\ a misun-  dci���� landing. " Major 'Ache was-  much put out ,The white fla^ was  not Hoisted l->\ the Irish  Fusiliers " '  ���f "       ,v^'' -I  IT WAS A BLUNDER  Lorenzo AFarquez,  Dclagoa  Baj ,  No\   9 -^Father Mathews, who has  arrived   here  from   Pretoria,   sa\s,  with refeience to   the  surrender  of  Rank and file, 8 killed, ~lhe rr;sh   r^us,ilier^  and  the  Glou-  cesteishire    troops   at   Nicholson's  Nek,   that after the mules stamped-,  Major Dashwood and   Lieut.   Fishing    dangerously   wounded;   Capt.  (The C.P.N, boat Tees arrived at  Skaguay on Thursday aud the  lol-  lowing despatches were telegraphed .  0 , j-iSaple and Lieut.   I^ishbourne,   sen-  ��� jously.      Rank and  file,   12   killed  aud 32 wounded.  ,   r ��� .        ,       .     Northamptonshire,  mg   is  leported   from   Belmont,   a r  small town on the  Cape   J own   ��Ni  Buluwayo    Railway.     Gen    Lord,  Methuen    i&   i"  command   of thc|  iorcc which is marching   to   relieve  Kimberlev.    All of the  achancing  to this paper from there shortly  ter arrival.���Ed.)  ���  London,   Nov. 25. -Fierce fight-  Capt     Free-  Lieut.   Burton,   serioush  w ouncled.  South Yorkshiie Regiment, rank  and file, 3 -wounded  London,'Nov.   25���From   latest  -,-, -^ 1   ^1 ��.��� <;.,^i p���0,d leports  it  appears that the Guard"*  British Columns seem to find Boeis I    ' * *-  1   c      .1 *      .* r^~*     t��� I,,- 1 ��or&   the brunt of the fight and cai-  before them in strong force     In his *>  .    c x} 1    mi������iu������i    ned the third ridge bv   a  brilliant  reports   from   Belmont on the 231a, fa      -_ _  r bayonet charge,   alter its defender'  hacl been shaken with shrapnel.  The Dutch rising in Broken Nail  district continues to grow.  Official despatches from Sir Alfred Milnei say that the Basutos  refuse to rise.  Durban, Nov. 22.���The Natal  Times this evening ^ivs:    "During  Gen  Gen. Methuen sa>s- "Attacked  the enemy at daybieak this morning. They held a strong position.  Three ridges were carried in succession, the last one to gi\e way  having been prepared by shrapnel.  The infantry behaved .splendidly  and received great support from tlie  naval brigade and artillery. T'iC  enemv  fought    with   courage  Vy-[ j the night attacks on  Sunda\  j-  \BSENT-MINDEDJ   FELLOWS.  ' c  '" MisrTdrhrkinsonr-wife of~>Lieut___  Tompkinson, of the RoVal Navy,  recited Kipling's ."Abseut-Minded  Beggar, at a concert iu the drill  hall, Victoria, on the 10th. 'and in  response to her aopeal "Pa-\, Pay,  Pay," was a hundred and thirty  dollais 111 sih'ji showered into the  cam as spread for the puruo^e  [ ITNlv'S R1CADING  ROOM.  A Dubhc meeting *was held at the  old Cassia hotel,   Pine,   ou   Thurs  day week, the * result being the organization of the Pine Reading  Room Association. Those interested the force got hard pressed b\ | ed have seemed and made comfortable Hie 100m in whieh the  was held, and will have it  the enemy. The)- would have held  out, however, but some subordinate,   without instructions, hoisted a  meeting  o-jen   from 1 u  in. to 9 p. m. everyday.    Many daily papers have been  flag of truce on   his own   respousi-j subscribed  for  by   individuals aud  bilitv."    Nothing-then remained but, will be placed in the   room   for  the  to surrender.    "We were sent out," !��,   of th<? !>��*>Hc.    ?here Wl11 ^ ��  ^   ,      Ar L. ,.L hbrarv, which will give  an   oppor-  says Father Mathews,    to occupy a, ^.^ for the exchauge of books in  position with the object of preventing two Boer forces fiom joining.  We started at 8:30 on Sunday evening, marched to miles and got to the  hill about 1 o'clock on Monday 11101-  the locality. The people of Pine  are to be congratulated on their intelligence and public spirit in providing this ioi spare hours during  the long winter. The officers are  as follows;    President,   j.   Stables;  ing. The first mishap was j Vice-President, Mr. Van Wort; .See-  that the mountiau battery stamped- j retary, Mr. Blair; treasurer, Mr.  ed, and scattered the   whole   lot  of, Stubblefield;  Librarian,  Mr    Read.  mules.    We   formed up again, and  the   top  of the   hill,    '-^ej stubblefield  gamed  guns   were  gone,   but  not  all the  ammunition.    I don't  know   what  Committee, Mesdames Curtis,   Van  Wort,    Chisholm,   Letherdale   aud  IT  DESERVED  1   , ,., ,       a,m       1        1 At last Tuesdav's meeting of the  stampeded the m ules    I hey knock- ( Arctlc'lBrotherhood a vote 0t thanks  ed me down.    It   was   pitch   dark, j was tendered to Mn jfojes for  the  We had just one hour's sleep.    The\ successful issue of the minstiel per-  firiu'g began after davbreak,   being 1 formauce  of    last  week.    He was  somewhat    slack   for"  a   time,   but I without doubt the prime  mover in  filially the Bojis crept   louud,   and  the black circle; and if there  is  to  r   . , be- another entertainment  given  of  then the firing oecame furious.  Our|thjs   kil]dj   hc  <,houid  be  given  a  men made a bieastwork   of s'.ones.' f,ee hand iu the perfection,of every  Soon afiei 12 o'clock   theie   wa.s   a| dctiil; a dictator, as it were-. ,i,r,  I �� AJ-* w/>r��tl U >W rfTVMMr  '"r  '���tt .  I'rll'  ATLIN, B. C, SATURDAY, DECKMKKR 2}  :       '  I  ��� !!i  .'l-'ii  * I.!'  t  1  ' < ; .  1 {  !  1   '  ( r  ' t  n  IP  ;  tf  Tin-;  Claim.  I'ulilislicil   evei'.!    Siiliii'du.v   nifii-riiitjj   by  Tin: Atlin Oi.aim   IMihi.jshinCi t'o.  OHiee ��r publication : '  Second between Triiiniii' mid IVrirl Streets.  Advurtisinvr i-nti--. ninito known on ii|>i>lieii-'  tion.  Our subscription prion is ->4 a jour, payable in iidvimoe. No pappr will be delivered  unless theso conditions itre complied with.  mails  The    arrival   and   departure   of  since     the   winter   contract  came into force is in - very   satisfactory contrast to what obtained during the summer mouths  when' the  'Irving   Navigation   Company   had  the handling of them.    This  paper  maintained  all  through the season  that    negligence   was  being  practiced   somewhere  along  the  route  and  events   that    have   transpired  since   the    boats    ceased   running  ���'   plainly    and    unmistakably - show  that  there  is  more reliance   to be  ' placed in tbe primitive method 'of  carrying mails���in this part of Canada at least���than in the up-to-date  steamboat service.    The one  thing  now necessary to further make the  . carrying of mails a thing of joy   to  -the  residents   of northern   British  Columbia is the allowing  of- newspapers to come through with letters.  The plea of expense , is  untenable,  since   the number of people wintering in the camp would  be  covered  by say half a dozen bags each week,  and the  extra expense  of brining  these in would be the  keep  of .one  or two huskies.     That is,all.    It is  as .easy to bring in eight sacks as it  ' is four.    Here is  wdiat the  News-  Advertiser says in this .respect: ,  Those - pioneers settlers of the  Atlin goldfields. who are there now  wintering, are asking of the Dominion postal authorities a boon,  which might surely under the circumstances be granted, as it would  not seem likely to. entail any very  large cost and as our province  continues to send to, Ottawa yearly  a big and increasing surplus of  revenue over expenditure. At present under the Atlin mail contract,  only letters and first class matter are  taken into the country during the  ' winter season, which has now begun up north. Hence what the  settlers in the goldfields ask, is  that the contract be so extended as  to cover newspapers and second-  class matter, in order thus to give  them interesting and welcome gen-  , eral news from their various* former  homes during several dreary  mouths ofthe year.  Atlin is now but 45 miles distant  by a good trail from a terminal of  the White Pass Railway and the  Canadian Dexelopment Company,  which has the winter mail contract,  easily  takes  in   the letters by dog  cut usual pack and these might in  addition to the present mail be  carried over the 45 mile trail, either  by the'substitution of a' horse and  rig for the present dog team, or  perhaps even by means of the addition of another' dog to that team.  The extra cost ��� and labor necessitated should ��� consequently be  small, whilst the lx)on' conferred on  the 'pioneers' of Atliii would be  great indeed. '  ������'It may in opposition be urged that'  the grant of the favor asked to Atlin,  would create a grievance at Dawson, were a similar boon not r there  also granted. But against this it  ma}- be saicK without prejudice to  any case that may be made out by  the Yukon settlers���that it is avery  different and far easier and less  costly matter vto carry in a few score  papers at a time for five hundred  men at Atlin over 45 miles of trail  than rto convey newspapers for several thousand Yukoners over a  route of more then five hundred  miles of far. harder couufrv, under  mucti more rigorous Winter weather conditions. ' '-  Is it too much under the cifcum-  stances to suggest, as we do - without any motive of political partisanship/ that Mr. Mulock might not  unreason ibly give further consideration to the plea of the Atlin settlers?  The grant of, the^ boon" they ask  would assuredly be gratefully received by them and they certainly  seem to deserve it.  course, be the consequences of the  war. But.these consequences will  bring with them liberty and civili  zatiou, with added responsibilities  of 'Empire. Britain would have  preferred to see lil->erty and civilization advance'without-her intervention; but she has teen-'forced to'  act, and" although the task is hard'  at present, she will, perform it cost  her what it mav.    ��� ���    ���  In his recently published volume  of reminiscences," Mr. G. W. E.  Russell, - a. member of the British'  Parliament, 'records a, conversation  in which the late Dr. Jowett, head  of Balliol College, Oxford, was discussing with a friend the careers 'of  two successful Balliol men. One of  ���these "alumni had just been made a  judge, the ��tlier a bishop, and Dr.  Jowett's friend remarked:  "I think a bishop, is a, greater  man than a judge. A judge, at  the most, can onlv say, , 'You be  hanged; but a bishop can say, 'You  be damned.' " - ���  "Yes," replied the,other, "but if  the judge says, 'You. be* hanged,'  you are hanged."  pendent on our labor, as well as we  ourselves, appeal to j'ou to assist us  iu securing the enforcement of the  alien labor law.' As British subjects we naturally resent the circumstances which are driving us  from our. native land. Will you,'  as First Minister of the Crown, se-  cure���f6r"--us"the protection which  the Alien labor ��� law provides?  Please assure >us, by an immediate  repl}*, that we will have your cooperation:"  Fifteen men were injured by an  explosion at the', Ottawa - Carbide  Works oYf the 7 th.  It is told by the Neepawa Press  of Nicholas Flood Davin, M. P.,  that he was billed to Speak ' in the  suburbs of a grain elevator a hundred miles or so from Regina.  Heavj* rains destroyed a part of the  railway track and Mr. Davin could  not make the meeting place. He  sent this despatch:  "Regina, ���20, 189���.���Chairman Conservative Association:  "Cannot come; washout on the  line.���Nicholas Flood Davin."  A % few hours later Mr. Davin  came in from roaming the solitude  of the vast prairie; arm-in-arm with  his. own peerless intellect, when the  following dispatch was handed to  him:  ���'-- , 20,   rSa���-.    N.   F.  Davin, M. P.-, Regina:  "Never mind; borrow a shirt and  come anyway.���Chairman Committee,"  The allegation was publicly made  in New York the' morning after the  big fight between Jeffries and Sharkey -that at the end of the 18th  round Jeffries was brightened by  drug stimulants, administered hy.-  podermically.  .;.THE KpOTENAY,;.  ?     :   BAR  ELEGANTLY FURNISED  BACHELOR    APARTMENTS.  -    Rooms with Brussels carpets,  a stove in each, and all accessories.  ' ,-   Billiard and Pool .Tables.  JACK' BYRON,    Prop.  PINE TREE HOTEL.  DISCOVERY, B. C.  When you come to Discovery take  shelter under the tree.  Finest of liquors. - Good   stabling.  The London Gazette announces  the promotion of Lieut.-Col. W. A.  Yule to the rank of Major-General  on the staff, to command the Eighth  Brigade of the South African Field  Force, with the rank of colonel in  the armv.  Preaching' on the subject of War  in Bond street Congregational  church, Toronto, on-the evening of  the 7th, after the departure of the  brave boys, Rev. Morgan Wood declared war wrong, and said flags  should have been at half mast instead of at the top when the volunteers,left that citv.  1 PRINCIPAL - BATH    HOUSE'  . ,    ,    AND   LAUNDRY.  Best  Equipped  Establishment  "in Atlin.  Lake Street, near Sawmill.  team. The Atlin settlers' corresr  pondence is not very heavy, for  they only number some five-hundred in all, but they are opening out  the Dominion aud the Province  under hard circumstances, what  promises to become a most valuable  and productive gold and copper  mining country, and therefore surely  deserve a little more than ordinary  consideration at the hands of the  postal authorities. Then too the  average addition to the Atlin mail  resulting from sending in of the  newspapers, would contribute :it  most one or two sacks to  t.h<"-   nr-^s-  Turonto Mail and Empire: Hon.  Edward Blake, in declaring that  Britain's cause is just, has performed a patriotic and noble act worthy  of himself and of the land which  gave him birth. Even at this late  clay, there are people who assume  that Great Britain is prosecuting a  war dictated by the avarice of a  few mining speculators. It is all a  mistake. The war is not made by  Great Britain, but by the Boers,  who, after oppressing and robbing  British subjeets whom they invited  to the Transvaal, have conspired  with their neighbors of the Orange  Free State to sever all of South  Africa from the British Empire, and  to impose upon it the preposterous  restrictions which prevail in the  Transvaal oligarchy. The destruction o: Krugerism, and the annexation o"'the Transvaal, will    of  .Rev. E. B. Lanceley, in Synden-  ham Methodist church, Kingston, on  the 7th', speaking on the Transvaal,  said that the people of Canada had  sufficient ground to demand ,Hon.  Mr. Tarte's "resignation from the  government for the following reasons: First--The ill-treatment'of  i Protestant settlers in Anticosti; second, because at a recent meeting in  Montreal he said he was a Frenchman before a Briton; third, -because  he would not allow the British ensign to float over the Parliament  buildings in honor of the departing  Canadian troops.  SLOCAN LABOR TROUBLES.  The threatened importation of a  batch of Italians to take the place  of miners iu the Slocan, has resulted in the sending of the following  telegram to Sir Wilfred Laurier,  from the Sandon Miners' Union:  "One thousand Canadian miners  ofthe Slocan with their wives Iind  families are beiug driven out of  Canada by the importation of foreign labor 'fnm the United States,  Tho mine owners of the Slocan are  importing them lo take our places.  ^   -    !"'     -d     ��� ? [o>   and.    vr-  TULES   EGGERT  Swiss Watchmaker.  Has charge of government instruments.    First street, Atlin.   "  In A. S. Cross' Store.  THE   ALASKA    FLYER  -. 65 hours to Seattle.  "S.S. HUMBOLDT"  Due at Skagway  Saturday,   Deo. 16,   1899m  Leaves Skagway every Ten Days  for Seattle   and   British  Columbia  ports.    Buy your tickets at the office  of Pacific Clipper Line, Skagway.  W. H. TRIGGS, Agent.  Comfortably 'furnished rooms  and excellent board at reduced rates for the winter.  Call and investigate.  BRITISH HOTEL,  Corner First and Discovery.  do  Ju��  Funeral   Director   and  i Embalmer  I Third aud Discovery,    Atlin, B. C.  Hodies Embalmed for Shipment a Specialty  Orders on short notice.  All kinds of Funeral Supplies at reasonable rates.  When-in Atlin stop  . . at the . .    '  OLYMPIC HOTEL  First Street.  Headquarters  for  Leap's St.  Lours Lager Beer.  ��� First class Restaurant iu connection.  si  9&  w  :f  ��  111  1-*'  fit  h  S'i  P  Is,  p  1$  '4  ��i  mmmmsamsm trn*  HH  jtfff  ��1  '��� P-1  'SATURDAY,   DECEMBER 2, 1899.  s  I  THE GAME SEASON.  The open seasons for game are,  respectively, as follows, both dates  being inclusive:  September ist to' February, 28th.  Bittern, ducks of all kinds, heron,  meadow lark, plover.  September ist to December 31st.  Caribou, elk, wapiti (bull), t grouse  of all kinds, including prairie  chickens, hare, moose (bull.)..  September   ist to December 14th.  Deer   (buck), deer (doe), mountain  . goat, mountain sheep (ram:)  ' | about 100 ou Tuesday night  November   2nd to March 31st.���-j  Beaver, land otter, marten.  Unless  specially ^provided, 'it   is'  "unlawful   to  shoot-or���destroy   the  the following:    Insectivorous birds,.  English   blackbirds, "'caribou   (cow  or calf), chaffinch, deer ("fawn under  12 months), elk,  wapiti,   cow;  elk,  - wapiti, calf under two years.;   gull;  linnet; moose,' cow or calf under 12  months; * mountain  sheep,   ewe  or  lamb;  . English     partridge;,   cock  in brilliance trom the first to the  third degree, having in most instances 'a train resembling a comet.  At 3:23 a. in. a globe of -lire, very  bright, was seen, in the direction  north-north-east,- 30 degrees above'  the horizon. In Austria, the same  night, from the Souwenpstein and  Hochschneeburg peaks of the Austrian Alps, about 300 Leonids were  seen. Good photographs were obtained. M. de la Vaux, who ascended in a balloon from Paris, saw  Dr G. Thompson, manager of  the Montreal-Transpoi tat ion Co.,  died at Montreal on the 7th:  Ottmar - Mergentlmler, inventor  of the type-setting machine, is dead.  The Port .Essinglon >hotel, two  stores and a number of cabins and  shacks were 'destroyed b\ fire on  the 13th.' , -   '.     f  *" Geo. A. Kruger, nephew of President Kruger, of the ,'fransvaal,  pheasant; hen pheasant; quail of al[[and Miss Bertha Buck, of Chicago,"  kinds; skylark; thrush; and eggs of ] were married jat. Sandwich, Out.,  protected birds. ' on the 10th ult.  Farmers only may shoot robins s 'phe Winnipeg rumor that \ Hon.  in gardens, between June )st and j Joseph Martin woulcl be a candi-  September'ist.      ^      ^ -1 didate in Saskatchewan for the -next  It is unlawful to buy, sell, or ex- j Dominion general   elections- is  denied, f'   ~*  pose for' sale, show or advertise-;  ment: Insectivorous birds, bittern,?!  English'blackbird, caribou, cow" or!  ,calf; chaffinch, "deer, fawn under ^i 2 ���  months; or doe'elk or wapiti, of any ,  sex < or age, grouse of all kinds,- ex- [  cept blue grouse,- which may be 1  sold during the open season; gull; |  linnet; meadow lark; moose, cow j  or calf* mountain sheep, ewe or i  lamb: English pairtridge; cock phea1;  sant; hen pheasant; quail: robin;  skylark; thrush at any time. j  If is' unlawful to buy, sell, or ex- ;  pose-for sale, show, or advertis~e-  ment: Caribou, hare, hull moose, '  mountain goat; mountain ram, be-1  fore October ist; buck deer; cluck;,  blue grouse;" plover, during close!  season. _ " ,   ���  It is unlawful to kill or" take in '  one season more than five caribou,  teiudeer, two elk, 250 duck, two  moose, five mountain goats, threo  mountain rams, and to. hunt deer  with dogs, or kill deer for hides  alone.  "Direct-   to   -Vancouver,   in  Three   Days  ss. cuTcri  5TH,  A.   PI.  16TH.   AND    26TH  EACH   MONTH."  OF  BAKER,   Agent,  C. R. R. Office, Skagway,  BROWNLEE & LOWRY  J. H. Brownlee, Pj L. S., D. L. S.  R. t. Lowry, a! M. I. C. E.  Civil and Hydraulic Engineers,  Land Surveyors^  Peari, Street, Atlin, B. C.  LATE QUOTATIONS.  Bank  rate,    5 'per cent.    Open  market   rate  three   months'   bank  bills, 4 3-8 per cent. Silver. 26 3-8d.  per   07..   (bar)   standard.     Copper,  jf>72, 15s- Per *?"> Pig iro��. 7��s-  6d. Tin, ^143. Lead, ��16 10s.  Consols, 104 3-8. Canada three  and a half per cent, 106. British  Columbia three per cent, inscribed  stock, 95. Canadian Pacific Railway shares, 98 1-2. Bank of British Columbia, 18. Bank of B. N.  A., 59. Bank of Montreal, 530.  Hudson Bay, 21 3-.].  HPHK NORTHERN HOTEL,  I FIRST STREET.  The biggest house in Atlin.  Thagard  Everything first-class.  &   Turney,   Proprietors.  THK LEONTDS.  Loudon, Nov.   16.���Loudon  has  been badly  disappointed   regarding  the    Leonid    showers.      Tuesday  night was foggy, and last uighjt j  cloudy and mist}*. It is believed  that no observations were noticeable anywhere in England. From  Brussels observatory, between 1130  aud 6 a. m. on Wednesday, numerous Leonids were   visible,   ranging  Shot-Guns, Rifles, Revol- $  vers and every description of Sporting Goods  at  TISDALL'S GUN STORE  VANCOUVER.  Catalogue mailed on application.  LIST YOUR  LOTS   AT  Rant & Jones,  OLDEST  ESTABLISHED  BROKERS  OF ATLIN.  Agents for the John Irving  gatiou Compaii).  Pidiu St , Atiin, B  \a-  C.  J  Fine Job Printing at  The Claim  .<.  m  mmmmamimtuim 'ATLIN,    B.   C,   SATURDAY,    DECEMBER 2.  ,    PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  St. Aiiilri'u'i i'rrsljjU'i in 11 rli 11 ><:h 1 Kill I iit  vices in (lie Arutiu Hi'otliprlwoil Hull, Seeond  street Imtwpcn Triiinor and Ppnrl. on Sunday nt 10:'.I0 u. in. anil 7:110 ij. in. Sunday school  nt i!::)!! |>.in. Ui-v. .Inlin Priiitflp, H. A.Tminisler.  CJlnircli id I'litfluud sprvicd'\ ill lie IipIiI  at corner Tritium' and Tlni'd -triM'ts on Suiiilny at 11 a. in. mid ":">') p. m.  The steamer Cleaner  has   finally  tied up for   the  winter,   and   Capt.  Irving,, Purser    Price,    and  other,  members of her crew  deoarted   last  Wednesday for the south.���Bennett'  Sun, Nov. 25th.    * "  ,   '   Nome  cannot * boast   a    harbor.  Passengers    and    goods   must   be  lightered ashore, aiid the charge  is  only $30   for  landing  you   on   an  ocean steamer. -    ���  We are going lo have plenty of  ti.rkey for Christmas aud New  Year. Burns 6c Co. - have on the  way. in 1,500 pounds This means  about 5 pounds to evcry\-uian,-  woman and child in Atlin. ' '  One of the best articles   for good  health is a wholesome loaf of bread  ���at 12 cents, and a first class meal a't  50 cents at the Pioneer Bakery.  'Fiesh fish at Parsons Produce Co.  TdR. Billett, ' manager of the  Canadian Bank of Commerce at  1 Atlin, was married at Winnipeg on  Saturday lo Miss Sutherland, daugh;  ter p'fHugh Sutherland, M. P.���  Vancouver World���Nov. 14. ,  ~ - Messrs. Scarlett and Donnelly  have 'left- the scene of their labors  ou vSpriice creek for the winter and  taken up their quarteisin Sinclair's  .. cabin ou Traynor street. They  have..doneJots of work last summer  and fully expect to reap a golden  harvest next season. They will be  quite'an acquisition to Atlin's musical and literary circles.  Mr. J. St. Clair Blackelt returned  from a flying visit to Skagway last  Monday. He made good time and  reports the trail pretty good as far  as,Golden Gate, but,beyond that  it is rather bad for travel, as Otter  lake is not yet properly fro/en over,  and pilgrims have consequently to  take to the hills on its north side  and thus incur a lot of extra labor.  ���When the lakes are properly frozen  Mr. Blackett says the trail will be  quite good enough.  Fresh fish at Parsons Produce Co.  Our jolly friend, Mr. Brocler,  manager of Jones' lestaurant, is  nothing-'if not patriotic. A friend  dropped iu a couple of days ago  and remarked that the Boers hacl  carried Ladysinith by storm, taking  Gen. White and his army prisoners.  This knocked poor Broder flat for a  bit, but slowly recovering- from a  mental reverie he was heard to  mutter to himself, "This Boer war  is an infernal Boer, but we will lick  them yet, big boers, small boers,  and smooth boers as sure's your  boern."  Pine City turned out en masse to  the grand concert and ball given  there last Saturday evening, no  fewer than 150 being present. The  concert was quite up to the high  level which has hitherto characterised Pine City 's musical efforts,  aud the bs.ll wliich followed was  gone into with a vim which plainly  showed   that  the  rustling  inhabi-  Other interesting social  events .-arc-  on the tapis.  Fresh iisli al Parsons Produce Co.  Whv   sits  the    man   with   solemn  . '     muzzle?  Why is his   "phiz"   so black   and  murky?     , ,  He's working out  the   momentou.s  puzzle,  How  he's lo get his Christmas tur-  "key.       "      '  Messrs.- Muirhead ' and Stables  came clown from the Junction in 35  minutes one day last week.   "  Norman Rant returned from a  hunting trip this we?k with a line  mountain sheep in/his game big.  Encouraged by his success, after, a  couple of days' rest, he lias gone to1  scoui the country around McKee I  Creek and hopes to secure a moose  or two. 1.  ��  '���f  -   and   "   Retail   "Butchers.  Co km Kit   First'   and \Pkar\   Strkkts.  ' ft  tes,  - Tiriwar��,'  t. Graniteware, ���>   -  EtCm, Etof'  TINSHOP   IN   CONNECTION.  TilOS. DUNN  & CO. (Limited.),   .  1 (grecr  AND  Capt. Nickerson is enlarging his  already 'vast establishment on First  street. Pie has been appointed-lo-;  cal agent far the Roval Mail Co.,  which, carries baggage, passengers,  mails, etc. to Skagway, Bennett,  Dawsoirand other points.  tautsofthat  burg  have  1:0 intention of hibernating for  tlie  winter.  Messrs. I). Norton "and Captain  Cowper are busily engaged in putting- the''mineral spring near by  Sinclair's mill into apple pie order.  They are doing this solely to benefit the community and are deserving of .every praise for their public  spirit. The captain, who is quite  an authority on mixed drinks, -declares the water from this spriug'to  be superior to Apolliuaris.   J_  A. H. Stracey, E. Roselli and  "Sandy" McPherson are three of a  kind that always win���^aces everyone of them, aud "Sandy" the  joker,. They, all got tired of the  whirl of Atlin gayety���minstrels,  afternoon teas, golf, hockey and the  other innumerable time-killing  pastimes Atlin is the possessor of.  Accordingly* they left on Tuesday,  knowing full well St. Andrew's���  'Sandy's' favorite day-would be met  with at the Gate, perhaps at Jack  Byrons, and there they could invoke his blessing and be thankful  for that which they were about to  receive. Inward travellers located  them there and say they held high  audience with the prince and left  the day following with hatches battened down, parkies trailing iu the  wind aud the retinue close-hauled. "Sandy's" trip out. is for  the purpose of reporting on  the Leonids, a shower of which are  expected in Vancouver about the  end of the year, and incidentally let  the web-looters on the coast know  that the "ladies" of Atlin, true to  themselves, have characterized him  a man of superlative beauty. That's  right, Mac; you may have been a  homely baby, but that, was. in the  century past.  Thursday was St. Andrew's clay  and also American Thanksgiving.  With the exception of sprigs of  heather worn by two enthusiasts���  A. W. Shiels and H. B. Cameron  ���we failed to notice any celebration amongst our Scottish or  American friends.  PI. G. Dickson returned to Atlin  ou Tuesday from White Horse,  where he was engaged surveying  the  townsite for the W. P. & Yu-  r . q       . \  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.  CONDUCTED IN  EVERVTI-IING  FIRST-CLASS .MANNER.  Rick & Hastiic,  'ROI'l<ll��TORS;  1  David Hastiic, -Maxacur,  Corner-of First aud Discovery Streets.  kon Railway. "   ,  Jack Byron, of theKoolenay, has" a  happy faculty''of being abreast.."of  the times. He has enlarged the  billiard and pool room perceptibly  during-the,past'week and, now 4Jie  large army of devotees who congregate at this now famous house, haye  millions of feet iu which to nurse  the ivories or make a'Jong tabh  shot. * A pool tournament is about  to be inaugurated, and those who  desire to enter should lose no time  in  placing  their names on the list.  Messrs. Mead and Barnes made a  living trip to McKee Creek .this  week. They lound a total population, in sight: of five souls. Snow  is six inches deep. Mr. McKee is  running a tunnel into the bench by  way of prospecting. _: The travellers  report game very scarce in that  section, having seen only one rabbit  and  one grouse  in   the entire j  1  trip,  Fresh fish at Parsons Produce Co.  Commissioner Graham and J.  McKay leave to-morrow for the  coast. Mr. Graham will go as far  as Skagway, while Mr. McKay  will proceed to Vancouver, where  he will spend three'weeks '-md then  return. ,  .  We aie pleased to -be able5 to  say that Geo. R. Maxwell,. M. P-:,  has so far recovered as to be able lo  leave St. Paul's hospital, Vancouver.  Pine  has' invited   the   minstrels  Accepted.  lack of preparation being evident.  He was followed by Dr., Lewis in  a. comic reading, entitled ."The.  Firsth Babv Thiicki'ng his'Fisth,"  which convulsed the audience. Mr.  Gregory rendered McSorley's  Twins, iu costume, iu" the rollicking manner essential' to an artistic  rendition  of   this   classical   piece.  Miss Brownlee sang a  song which  the- name  of,  ���feeling   which  to  a one night's show.  LAST NIGHT'S CONCERT.  we   couldn't  catch  with' a   taste   and   -��*.- &  many of'her seniors would do well  to imitate, and Mr. Lumsden wouncl  up the first part by rendering "Let  Me-Like a Soldier Fall," in his  usual - magnificent style, and was  vociferously encored.  *- The second -part opened with a  selection,-two violins aud guitar,  very- sweetly performed, followed  by a quartette, "March ofthe Men  of Harlaw; by Revs. 'Pringle and  Stephenson " and Messrs. Wollaston  and Lumsden? exceedingly well  clone aiid effective. Mr. Richard-  sou's comic song was all right. Mr.  Wollaston's. "I fear no foe," was in  that gentleman's best style, which  is saying a good deal.'  Mrs. Gregory sang "Mona" in  her clear, faultless style, leaving  nothing to be desired. Mr. Noyes  gave a recitation; the audience  -called for another, and then  another, for which he substituted a whistling solo, playing  his own accompaniment. This  gentleman does everything he attempts in an* artistic manner and he  would be a valuable acquisition to  any community. . Mr. Brown  wound up the concert part with  "Soldiers of the Queen," the  audience joining in the chorus.  ��� The  drawing for the magnificent  The  Established Church conceit  last evening at the Arctic   Brother-}  hood Hall was a pronounced sue-1 three-decker cake, planned, design-  cess. The hall was filled to over-' ed, built and donated by Mrs. J.  flowing. After a violin and piano' PI. Brownlee, followed a-period of  selection from   "William Tell," Mr.! agonizing suspense,   until   number  Bickford sang "True Till Death,"  in a telling way. The septette,  "Drifting," by Mesdames Blackett,  Gregory, Stephenson and' Messrs.  Pringle, Wollaston, Stephenson aud  Lumsden was very finely rendered,  the   voices  blending harmoniously.  22 and the cake tallied, and the  winner was found to be that lucky  beggar, A. C. Hirschfeld. We  wish him joy and hope he won't  forget old friends iu his new-found  prosperity.  Profuse  refreshments were  then  s  Mr. P_3vey was.iuot'iip to his former' iu order and a social dance finished  self in   his sketch last evening,   a I an altogether pleasant evenings  .,  " FIRST STREET  ' ATLIN, B.C.  n  h   1  Or  "$��1 ���'  'Ml j. *


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