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 i ��ua-y��M<**��- ���GCt$*wuumt\num nymn-a ft-H.*��wi*.  1     /-  >.'i,  ,.   i',  i u-y  ,   i  c   f  x  ", ,y.  ��,.       i  VOL. '7.  ATLIN. B. C, SATURDAY,  DECEMBER   20.    1902.   .  NO.  179.  WINTER HAULING.  ���       y    >  Contract Let For Transfer of  'Plant,  Th��   Otter "Croek   Company   Gets  Down to Business���-Some" In-  .   foresting News. -    --���  4  It is pliisauY to rs.ioit progress  on Otter creek ,tt the present time,  as it is an iuJicition of the general  development of the'whole district,  for-the sunt of life has- been in-  fas2d into tint sectia 1 and all is  lmlthy battle, whsre last winter,  with the exception of Mesars. Car-  tuichael and Moran, the ptarmigan  held away. ' ���   yr  T.vilve'ni;n are drifting or pre-  piri lg n d.tftoii >ri_i;r Otter creek.  Fur loj cthi is aid three frame  houses are going 110. '   -  *    Nt-'-*r-. Mi'tl YI.-D-ti ild-and Bert  " Taylor' li ivi  str jc'c p?.v "gravel-in  their drift   om   the   Rwe:i   bench  t  lef-i-   an.l    ire , heipiug" up  their  dump in good style ..;- r  M.'iir^. Tlio'nis," Forest-and;T'r��  ic'*.->ou hive completed a~~:abin and  r intend     getting-^ underground in  short order.        ' '    r, 5"^*  H ingerfofd and * Fo3ter -are  b lildittg i 00 11 m.lio ii frame house  for the cofijativ and Mrs. Foster  will have a comfortable home for  the wi.iler,  ' Messrs.   Carlson  and  associates  will   be  drifting  in a few da}S, as  ,will also Mausell and Grant.  William Dixon, of Dixon Bros.,  found the new road, recently completed from Wright creek to Otter,  so easy that he made two trips a  day, with a double freight .sled, in  bri'igi ig over lumber a id supplies  from Wright deck.  A contract has been made on  hehalfof tlie Otter Creek IIAdiau-  ~ lie Co., with Messrs. Dixon Bros.  &Schulzfoi the lemoval of ihe  Pendugwig lndiaulic 1 lanl fiom  Wright to Otler creek, at d terns  left here \ ester da; '1 be cot Ir. c-  tors tindei lake to have-e\er\ thii g  on the Company's ground by tl e  end of next month, thus'assurii g  the complete insiallatic u , of tie  plant long befoie the fiist of Jul) ,  next year, the date on which the  Company undertakes to its shaie-  holders to have the plant at work  on the ground.  Echoes of the Fire.  and furniture of the Vancou\ir  Hotel were saved.  Mr. Johnston requests us to extend, on his behalf, his most grateful thanks to these ladies and,to  all who gave their aid on that occasion.  Appropo to the fire we cannot terrain from mentioning the* receipt  of a telegram from one'of 'tlie well-  wishers of the distiict, Mrr.J. D.  Graham, who telegraphed from  San Francisco, somewhat to the  following effect ; " Papeis here contain news to the effect that Atlin  partially destroyed by fire. ��� Draw  on me for $50 for relief of suffereis  if required."      "' < "   .  A Christmas'Tree.  On Christmas Eve, 24th inst, a  Sunday SchooLChristmas Festival  will be celebrated iu St. Andrews  Church at 7.30 p.m. Songs, carols  and recitations by the children will  beambrig'the order���of events. -It  is also -posiible .that the patron  saint of the season, Santa Clau'c,  will, grace the occasion by 'his  presence. * The small .sum of- 25  cents will "be charged for adults  and "a-cordial invitation is extended  to everv-b'odv:"--. *-;..    - -*��� -"-������ -, -'���  Discoveiy Hj-key Officers.  'At the meeting of Discovery  hockey pla) er��, held in the Nuggel  Hotel last Saturday, there was a  huge attendance of enthusiasts ol  tbe game. ���> The Discover)' Hocke\  Club was d ily organized with the  following offictrs : , 1 residmt, H.  Caticellor ; - Vice-President, - Ham  Brown ; Sec) .-Treas., C. J, New-  bet y; Executive Committee, J.  Cornell, W. E. Sweet and H. E.  Had don. ^  ', It is expected that the first game  of the season will, be -pla*.edo'"  Saturday next on the Atlin rink  between teams representative of  Discover) and of Atlin. A,-return  match is arrai ged tor New Years  Da), to be played on the Discovery  rink.     ' - . x  The new Discovery Rink was  thrown open L to' the public,last  Morday evening". Owing tc the  unsatisfactory cot'dtl'on of, the  weather the ice was not of the besi  quality, but the management i-*  adopting measutes to make it per-"  ���feet: -    " .  - ' m    '  Fine stockvOf" the newest designs  of Chri-atmns'a ;d-New-Year's cards  at-Iv. �� ."lsillmim5& Co.~-rr--'----/  A Rough Trifjio  Editor Hirschfeld Has a Pretty. Hard   Experience���A Suggestion for the Government.  By the last delated  mail  an ac-  butler sauce, roast grouse and other  count of Editor  Hirschfeld's  trip dainties.  out was received.    It   will   be re-      We left Hiuchcliff's  next morn-  membered   that   he   left  with the  ing at 8 and got to  Bu:ler\s at 11.-  SLOW BUT SURE.  Developments   en   Gold Run..  -^- . :  .-Progressing1.  '    , /  Nearly All the Kachir.try Installed and Ready for Business  Operators Sanguine.   .  In oar refere ice to the burning  down of the Yendome and Van-  come. Hotels, lack of space prevented iii fro u !>iyi"'g trib.tte to  the officers of the Fire Brigade and  to the assistance of the volunteers  generally, but more paiticnlarly to  tli:valiubli assistance of Mesdames  Regan, Myers. Doelker and Kenning and Miss KLirkland, through  Viflio&e streuuous  efforts  the ftocJc  Carrier who ,brought in news of  the discnpearar.ee of Carriers A bey  and Mclntyre.' Mr. Hirschfeld  says:  Left with mail, in J'eterboro  canoe, with Norman Rant, Carrier,  and Taku Jim; strong noith wind  blowing, but apparently calm out  in the lake, Pulled dowulowatts  Fourth of July creek, then \etrtd  out towards Taku. The wind continued to rise until it blew a perfect gale. We shipped se\eral big  seas, which froze immediately, ei -  cising the mail and all in a mass "of  ice. Too much cannot be said of  Taku Jim's excellent seamanship,  for to his skill in stearing must we  attribute our safe armal at Taku.  It was 110 joke, three hours on the  lake, with a gale from the north  and the thermometer at 13 below  zero. I got my chin badh frozen,  and in thawing it out got on to a  "wrinkle," Taku Jim scraped the  "Atlin Claim'* and put the paper  dust on the frozen chin. The effect was wonderful.  For a good feed, after such an  experience, commend me to Hiuchcliff's, at the Dawson Hotel. Taku.  15, kept the ice all the way. We  pushed on and got to Jack Parkin-  on's by 5 30 p.'m.  Il is a shame that the Government does not make a trail from  A"tlin lake to Golden Gate point,  one that could be used for both  summer and "winter 'travelling,  \\ 1 ich would be perfect!) safe at all  times of the year. Perha.is, after  some more men have lost their  li\es, some steps nia\ be taken to  this end. It would do some of the  Officials go d to take a stn.ilsir trip  lo the one I had last May and again  now over the -Fantail and see what  is,called a trail?  ' The rest of the trip, trom " Big  Jacks!' to Log Cabin was' not  marked by any special event, except, perhaps, a temperature of 20  below 1  The Fireman's Dance.  The Fire Committee rei ort that  the dance given under their auspices- on Wednesday -l^st, has  netted the Brigade about $60, and  the Committee beg to extend to  the ladies a sid to   all   who assisted  in making   the   dance the success  where we   bad   boiied catfish and I which it was.  . The winter developments upon  Gold Run have not progressed as  rapidly as we had reason to antici-  oate,1 but] doubtless; the operators  themselves have their own reasons *  for the- seeming delay in getting  underground! The following ^report of affairs will- be of interest to  our readers:     -       ��� . ,   s  Chas. Kent sank a shaft oh his  ground and' installed pumping  machinery. Later,*, he, struck a  high rim and abandoned this shaft  with' the intention-of. sinking another towards the center of the  channel.- He is "at present working for Mr. Ruffner. /  Stukey &<Co. have set'up  their"  plant'and have got it well  housed.  They, have'pumped, -out. their .shaft  and are.now'gettirg ;down to.c<-biis-v  meu: *��� Kverytliing!.augu,cs..welLi{oCi.  a large and profitable dump.   '  Martin. Clark & 'Co, .with.tlieir  "lay-man," T. J. Daniels,- are-constructing their engine and boiler  houses and completing^the installa*  tifii of their hoisting and pumping  plant. The new .community shaft  has been sunk" 32 feet to bedrock  and have struck the rim, upon  which very fair pay has been  found. Drifts" will be driven'by  ihe respective parties dovui and ur>  on the channel.  On the Howard & Bruner pn>  perty, purchased by Harris & Co.',  good pay continues to be taken out  and a rich dump is being steadjhy  heaped up.  Dewey & Cameron, on a lay ficm  Clark Martin &Co.. have erected  their engine and boiler houses and  have also constructed a 28-fcot  tower over the head of their shaft.  Si king has commenced and they  expect to strke the channel very  shortl) and the same fine pay as  have Harris & Co. Their machinery is all ready to steam up" as soon  as ils use is required. > -  Ruffner & Co. have their shnft  down to bedrock and are drifting  on pay.  A, B. Thomas has been laying in  timbers and lagging and inteads  pushing ahead with his drifts.    ,  Small & Co. have been busy getting out firewood, timbers and lagging, pending the arrival of their  pump. Charlie Thompson arrived  from Skagwray this week with it  and the shaft will be pumped out.  at once. A big gang of men wilt  soon be to work pushing the development of this valuable groand.  A report of the lower ground will  appear in a subsequent issue.  -.1  * ' 1 \i   ���    "  1 rat  -    ' "-' w  ,       -      >   ^  ���   ^i  * �����  * 1,  t" ~ pf" ^tL  '   ' -'-![{  ?    1.1 J  4      ����� * "��. S *  Ml-  L  ���   t  -1.  Vr*"r  -<ta   * -��WS* *  .   __      _   -t^ J_ Mr '  Wi  '-,i  MTKH3X,   B.   ,G.,    SAWBtBA*.  " IWCSMIWM": 20.   two.  ft 5  1!  hi  *i"  ii-.??  S'b  B''  ft  1 ���  If, '  Mi  hi  ./  i i  li  The Atlin Claim.  CHANGES.  i>%  I'dblitJieil    every    Sittrmliiy   moi-iilii,  T'.is Ati.in Claim Puhlishinu Co.  A. CJ. HlHSCHKKIiD,  PKOl'ltlF.TGK.  I). Toi>r> I.beh, Manaoinq I'uitoh  Office of iiiililiuntiou Pt'ui-I S .. Atlin, B. C.  Adven'tUini;   Hntes :   $1.00   per inch, etu-l.  Insertion.    Reading notice's, 25   cents u llm .  Special Contract RateR cmi uppilcution.  Tlie subscription price,is ?!> u yei-r   pay  able in mlvnncc    No p ��pcr �� ilMio <loliv��rril  uiiIprs rliis I'ouiliticMi is complied witli.  SATURDAY, -DliCKMBKR   20,    I0O2.  >  v.  B. Skinner Suggests   Al-  terations  .n the Piaeer and Mineral. Acts  ���Discussion on the Chancres  Invited. * '  A    communication,    over   the  signature of Mr. R. B. Skinner, relative to certain  proposed  changes  -   in the Placer and   Mineral Acts, it  given in another column. '���   -  As the questiotis introduced have  a very important  bearing upon the"  -mining industry and  it is desirable  ,;that��he  voice  and  opinion of the  .mining fraternity.should  be.'heard  and known, we  open  our  columns  for the free discussion  of the subject.    In'- this  connection  it is expected ,-that    our    correspondents  ��� will refrain'^ from indulging'iu personalities' ^ or   sectionalism,     and  * that they  will  deal  with  the pro-  -posed changes as in their opinion  would seem to be iu the best interest of the Province.  In our opinion the Crown granting of hydraulic leases  is a move  in  the   right   direction,   and   the  sooner it  becomes  law  the- better  we will be satisfied.    The principal  objection,   it is  understood lies in  the supposition that Crown grants  upon hydraulic ground would have  the  tendency.;.,.to .tie^. up_valuable  aurifefousground  and thereby "retard development.    This  phase of  the question does not seriously appeal  to   us,* as  .ample   provision  might be made and  conditions imposed whereby  such a contingency  would be reduced to  a  minimum.  In  the  first  place, a  money payment should   not   be  accepted   in  lieu of development work, and, in  the second   place,   the  amount, of  development work should be equal  to such a money  value as to practically eliminate   the possibility of  property  being  tied  up for purely  speculative  purposes.    Again, the  annual tax could be made to do its  share in providing against the contingency ; this  could be based and  imposed  according  to the amount  of work actually performed.  Regarding    Mr.   Skinner's    remarks on the subject  of the reversion  of  abandoned  placer claims  to leaseholds covering such ground,  we are under the impression  that  the four leases   to which he refers  were granted  in   the early days of  the   camp's   history,  when practically the whole  of  Willow  creek  was owned and occupied by individual miners, it therefore presents a  possibly exceptional case.   According to   Mr.   Skinner's own   argument, the leases were granted before the Government was "satisfied  that the ground could not be worked profitably by individual miners,"  it   is   therefore   perfectly   natural  to expect that trouble would follow.  To'Thf Editor, of the " Atlin  Claim."  ' Dkar Sir .- ��� Having devoted the  greater portion of my time during  ihe past six years to the mining  industry, and, having visited a  I'trge.poi tiou of thi* Pioviuee investing my iiionc) in a good 'many  districts/ I feel justified in ex-,  pressing- my views regarding,the  present mining laws, which, I.b'e-  'lieve, for the best interests of the  country, should be changed at the  next session of the Legislature. I  believe that deputations will wait  on the-Mininj,- Committee with the  object in view of having the Placer  Mining Act amended, whereby  ground now held under hydraulic  lease may be Crown granted "the  same as "mineral claims.  As the law now stands, com-  p inies only hold the gronnd under  "a twenty year lease, and, after expending, possibly a million, or more,  dollars, and' Having only worked  ���ut a portion of. the ground, they  nay find themselves at "the expiration of the.lease' subservient to the  nercy of an erratic government. ~ .*���  - Now, Sir, if'-atiythingijjrill t��nd  to keep capital, from investing in  hydraulic mining in this country,  it is the absence of proper title to  the ground, so for this reason alone  the law should be changed. Of  course it may be- argued that it is  not "advisable to permit "immense  fields of alluvial ground to be tied  up by Crown grants for indefinite  periods, but this can be safeguarded by proper.restrictions.'  Another   change   which I claim  should  be made , is that individual  placer   claims    lying    within    the  boundary   of  a   lease,  when once  abandoned   should    revert   to the  lease and not be open   for re-location as   at   present.    This-change  will work a hardship on no one.    I  know full well  that  this will meet  with cei tain opposition, particularly from the class of so-called miners  who are nothing more or less than  "jumpers"   looking   to. see who  they can   get   money from for nothing.    If   I   stake" a lease today.  a<id if .the Gold  Commissioner recommends    it,    the     Government  grants  the  same,   reserving to individual   miners   who    may   own  claims   within   the. limits, of, the  boundary of this, lease th�� right,to  work or dispose of such claims as  ti ey see fit.  Now I  do  should  receive   even poshiLle pi o- | locate cla.n.s'  il at   i iu,   u\t'- fbat.  tection.    For   this    reas-on    leases doned years before.  should not be granted until, the  Government is satisfied thai the  ground could not be worked profitably, by ' individual miners, but  once the -ground is granted to a  company under hydraulic leases.  then the company ��� should be protected, and not, be allowed lo be  iheld up by  parties   who, might re-  The Company which 1 rerrt.sent  owns four leases on, Pine cittk in  the Atlin distiict, upon which we  have expended, up lo the prevent  time, neatly,$150,000, ai o' we have  suffered veiy sc\etely, thicugh  this s;>nic "cruise, ard I do thit.k  that ola'ms tha't.were staked over  four years .ago "should.not be grant-  . Atlin, r Nugget. attfi Grape  Rings  And-AH Kinds of Jewellery Manufactured on the Premises.  00F" "Why send-out when you can get goods as cheap here? ' , *  Watches Front $3 un. ���, Fino Line of Souvenir Snoonsc  JULES EGGERT & SON, The Swiss Watchmakers.  THE  WHITE    PASS    eft     YUKON  ROUTE.      :��� ��  Passenger and Express Service, Daily (except Sunday"), between  Skagway, Log Cabin. Benri'ell,'Caribou,' White Horse and Intermediate  points, making close'ccnnecti.>ns .with our'own steameis at .White Horse  for-Dawson.and Yukon-points, and at Caribou for Atlin every Tuesday  .and Friday; Returning, leave Atlin evci,y .Monday and Thutsday.  Telegraph Set vice to Skagway.    Express'matter   will   be received  for shipment to and fn in all points in Canada and tlie United Stales.    "  For information relative lo Passenger, Fieight, 'I electa] li or Express  Rates apply to any Agent of the Compain.o'r'to -  J.  K.   LitE' Traffic Manager, Skagv ay.  J., LirscOMBE, Local'Agent, Atlin   B"C,  :t-he ;kootenav hotel j  George E. Hayes, Proprietor  Con.'First and'Trainor Strekts.  Tlii�� Fir��t Claaa Hotel liua been remodeled uml i-efur  is'icil tliron.-ilmnt  .    and oilers the liest iiccomtnodiitioM to Trimupiit or Periuiiiient  Guosts.���American and liuropenn plan. ,  Finest Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  Billiards   and   Pool.  THE   GOLD    HO  DISCOVERY, "B. C.  ',��,���*, I  Comfortably. Furnished Rooms���By the Day, Week or Month.  The Best of Liquors and Cigars always in  Stock.  -    Tine stablv in con  nection with the House.  AMERICAN    AND    EUROPEAN    PLAN.  k i  ' " J. I\ Kosk. .MnniiTPi4.  C.DOELKEH,  FRESH MEATS ALWAYS ON HAND.    .    .  Game , in . season and   home    made    Sausage.  First Strkkt,   Atlin.  . THEE GRAND IIOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL. IN THE NORTH.    KVERYTH LAG  CONDUCTED IN  FIRST-CLASS  MANNER.  not propose to, ask  the Government totake away the  rights of any one, but I do think  that'when the owner of such a  claim   finds  that  he cannot work  French   Restaurant in   Connection'*  . .   A. R., McDonald,   Proprietor.  Corner of First and Discoverv Streets.  In   this   connection   we   see    no his ground so as to make it pay and  reason    for   objections  to     placer accordingly   abandons   it,   that.it  should revert  to my lease.and not  claims   voluntarily abandoned   reverting to the leaseholder.  Comment- on  the mineral ques-  Vvoa we reserve for a future issue.  be open for re-location, possibly  years after. I consider that the  pioneers  of a  new. mining -.district  K  M  I  i  K% m��i i' ji i *���**/ t*i fivr^<l��  ^t^ir^f^sb^Xi^C^^tlCQ^^f^f^ff^yvt' .^Ull.M^.lfttWMf&.NttV.M  l    I      I      II  ,;-'-"U     . i>~    .     ���> - ,",'  '' * "' *i' ^' " '" <-   :> /?  AYf,W. B.,*., SiMWRDAY, DBGElrnnilt 20,  w��r*  can   give    /on  any House ia Town.  *s Good Value for your cASH-as Groceries, Provisions, etc��  I nwn. '*i''. ?  w//A  it  ami see. '-Giant   Powder-on   hand:  -1 A.'?ra$er-*-��o. ,  etl further' lay-overs, but that the  ow'iers ��hould be compelled to  woik them.  If any ,01" these claims are unworkable under'piesent conditions  then they should not be regarded  as placer claims, and the hydraulic  company owning the lease should  be given an opportunity to,work  tlie ground.  <  Regarding the proposed changes  in the Mineral   Act I have, little to  say ;(   but   1   would  like to see the  Act  changed   so  that  prospt-ctois  should   not  be  permitted to stake  more  than one claim under one.li-  cei.ee   in   one  district,   excepting  with certain restrictions.    The law  now permits  a   free niinci to stake  as m t'iy claims   in Jiis own  name  as hi c 10 ��ses,   providing  they ate  not on the .same  lead.    I will give  an instance lo  show   you how this  is abused   and   the   country  as  a  whole suffers.    I was'the-first man  to invest a   dollar   in   the Lillooe't  district, and  almost every'claini of  any repute was staked by men who  were working   for  me  during . the  saaiuir   of   1897.    I"   October of  that  year I sent a party 'in 'to stir-"  vey the   Forty Thieves  group and  t'lii; tniii staked claims indiscrim-  iu uely all over, without the slightest intention of prospecting or performing  the  necessary assessment  vork. ' In the spring of i"8-*i'i!���-' ������  <\ ts q.iite a  stir 'in"mining 1 :':A <���'  i,.er liie Bridge  river-district  and  h mdred-ibf legitimate ptospectnis  fro.n the   tCiotenay's and the coni:-  trv ->o ith :.fthe Boundary. w;ent in  ���v'th  1 v'iew of locating ground, in-  tending   to < work   the  same, but,  rindt.ig lh.it the best looking ground  wis  stak-id   for a distance .of over  ten miles, they left, in disgust, and  I think I am   safe   iu   stating that  le^ilim ite assessment work has not  been performed on one tenth of the  claims which had been located arc!  recorded in 1897..   I   think when a  fice   miner stakes a claim,  having  a fill year to do   the   assessment  work, if he stakes a second  0:1c in  the same district   he   should   only  bz allowed six   month  iu which lo  d>  the  assessment  work,.and if a  third,   sav   three   months.     Vlii-  .vo.tld   prevent   a   few prospect01 s  from   tying  up a whr��le district foi  a year, thus  preventing legitimate  ptospecting   until   the   claims run  out.  . Now, Sir, my object i,i writing  this lettei is Ihe hope that it will  lend to create discussion so that  when deputations wait upon the  Mining Committee next spring,  they will not be met wilh a rebuff  on tlie ground that such changes  are too radical to be made without  having beiii properly ventilated before the public.  There is no question but what  there is an immense field for mining  o lerations ir. British Columbia,  and every encouragement should  be given to capital to come in, and  if cirfiiti alterations in the nresenl  mining laws will help; then bv all  means let us have them.���Yours  respectfully, Robert B. Skinner.  Vancouver, B..C,, Nov. 28, '02.  Promoters" and Miners"  Mineis are  sometimes' apt'to elect y promoters   as   middlemen who  }>el the largest profit and'who hurt  the mining industry.    But as there  is adifferenee between a prospector  and a miner, so is there a difference  between a miner and  a  promoter.  The prospector finds the claim, the  miner works it  and   the. promoter  sells it to  the   men   who'   equip it  with machinery and  give employment   to   miners.   .Mining-camps  which attract good and honest pro-  ���moters are apt to  come to the front  much   faster   than   those  without  them.    The promoter'hunts up the"  mine, finds  out  the facts about it,  gets his reports and maps', and then  iroes'to the centers of capital to get  the ��� roper men "'to  take hold of it.  The miner  himself does not know-  how to do this part of the business.1  md it takes  a" great   deal   hardei  work to  find' men   to  buyt'mine-  than it does tto  find  mines to sell.  The  promoter 'has,his place in the  mining  industry and  serves a useful purpose   by getting .the miuei  money for   his   claim.    There-are  hundreds  of miners   all'over "the  country having claims for sale, but'  few of them know how to go about  it. ���  Those who come  to the cities  seldom   sell   their   claims   except  ''trough'the   intervention   of third  Mrues who,bring  seller, and buy-  c\ looether.    Only those who have  ttied it   know   how   hard, it'is to  bring to a successful iss'ie the sale  of a mine  at   a   high" 'figure:    It  takes   hard   work   and   a  certain  amount' of   business^ 'knowledge  which the miner sometimes  lacks.  A few good enterprising promoters  can drive away hard  times  from a  mining  camp,   by   bringing iu the  "lecessary   capital   to   develop the  mines, put up   mills   or   smelters,  b-iild roads and  otherwise inaugu-  r >te an era of niosreritv.  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  CAPITAL   ,1"AIDSUP    $8,obo;oob.   ;'  Branches of the.Bank at Seattle,' ,        ,    ��� ��� '  ' . San Francisco,  Portland,    ,,_.��.,,   '_.  Sk&grway, ste.  Exchange sold on ��� alt Paints.  Gold Dust Purchaskd���Assay Oi'pick in Connkctsok.   . r <  . ,   ' . , **-   , D.  ROSS, Manager?"  the urna������.::iim��t,  E.^ROSSELLI,   Proprietor.  Corner Pearl and'First"Streets', Atlin, B.C.  FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT ,IN   CONNECTION.  CHOICEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS CASE GOODS A SPECIALTY.  HydraulicT JVIining  ;<^-  ���  Machinery.  ** " *' *'    - '* V     Or    rX  ���'        HYDRAULIC    GIANTS,'   WATER    GATES,   ""*'     *-   '"  ANGLE- STEPX   RIFFLES    & :  "HYDRAULIC. RIVETED' riPB.  Pumping &   Hoisting   Machinery*  Estimates.furnished on application ,  '-.I     Jhe;Vancouver Engineering Works,  ' ���' -    '        v      '       "   '..'  Vancouver, B. C. '  �����!..- ���','<���. 1' ,        r   1  '   '    A. G'Hirschfeld, A^ent,.Atlin,-B. C  NOTICE.  ���RJOlTCi: is hereby jjivori that Sixty days  .iftcr 'Lite I intend, to apply *to the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  toi ihm mis-io.-i to purchuse the following;  lescrihcd tract o*f land 'for a^rrioiiltiii-al  iiiii'Iiom's: Tlmt unreel or tract of land on  tin *outIi hank of the tiver or slmieti run'  iiii.jr into Miiii'c Arm, Atliii Division, dissiai  Dihti let, It. C., uoininriipIiiR at No. 1 post, N.  \V. corner, ami runniiijr 40 riming In u  ^outheilj diroetion :. llienee easterly, to  No Ipi.st, 10 chains: thence iiortliorlj to  >'o. I po��t, '10 chains, nml thence Till chains to  No. 1 post, containing !!<I0 neres more r.V less.  W. A. Anpf.hSos,  Cm ibou Croiiuiiiir. V. T. October .11,19,<2.  no-8-8t  NOTICE.  aoneerJEfaKery ana Restmifaiu.  '-������'        ���- / SPECIALTIES IN   -J,"     ''        "'"      '"'**,  *'   T      y  FANCY   CAKES   &   PASTRY."  Fresh'Bread, Rye Bread, etc-  ,  - > .- *     Chas. Myer, Proprietor.  . ,. -     Gooil Rooms to Kent���By .the Day. Week or Mouth at'reasonable' rate*.  L.OUI3   SCHULZ,  Wholesale   and    Retail'   Butcher  FIRST   STREET,    ATLIN,   B.   C  JIMMY REGAN  Shelf and Heavy Hardware,  Men's Half Soles and Shoo Kails?  Henry Diston '& Son's, Sawi. -*=- Windows, I3o��r6,  Glass and Puttey, ot<;��� etc.  BOOM ��� BANG���BOOM 1 Dynamite,   Caps   and. Fuse.  -    Full Line of Winchester���Black & Smokeless���Rifle & Shotgun "  . i -, . __     Cartridges.  Geods   Bought   Sold - and   Ivcfianqed.  TM-OTIOI" Iw hereby irlven thnl  will bo made to tho I'arllam  Rpplioatlon.  incut of Canada, at iti next sittlniia, for loavo to incorporate a Company to bo called " The Coust-  Yukon Railway Company," to construct,  equip mid operate n railway fiom a point on  or near Kitlmat Inlot, Douglas Olionnel,"  Rritisli Columbia ; thonco to Atlin Lake;  thence to the Yukon Kivor: thenco to tho  .nteriiatioiial Boundary llnebotwoon Alaska  and Yukon Territory, vln tho City of Daw-'  son. With power to construct nnd'own  boats and wharres, toleicrnph and telephone  lines, to Koneratu electrical power, and to  collect tollii and all powers incidental to a  railway.  . Dated at Vancouver, D. C, tills 12th duy of  November, A,D��� 1902.  li. O. Macdokbll,  no-��-9t- Solicitor fcr Applleni^n "  IF  YOUi WANT  Inform-atlon  CONCERNING     '  MINES & MINING PROPERTY  In the Atlin District  WRITE  TO  A* C* HirBsshf&ld  Real   listate" and   Mininsr   Broker,  .7  -M  "\ 'Si     l  ^       ^  DLSCOVERY, li. C.  I'inest of-liquors.     Good stabling  Ed. Sands, Propiletor..  O. K  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  G H. FORD       Prop. ���  Now occupy their new quarters next  to tho Rank of 13. N. A.. First Street.  The bath rooms are equally as trood as found  In ���itiet.    Priyst* Entraaee far Iodise.   '  G. li. Hj> vr.fi.  J. G. (JunTTUl.L.  lliiggei  Discovery.1  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN   '*  CONNECTION..  -   ' I  "* *��� ^ t-.-  *  r*  .���-���^.-;��r_^.-..-,.  ii  J  KM'  l.;i  I! >  ���ATLIN,    B. C,    SATURDAY,    DECEMBER,   so,    xpoa.  i3  >**  I'  lis'  In ���  1  II*  la.  Us-,  IS  \  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Church ol England:  St. Mai tin'sC-biirpli.rol'. Third nnd Trnin-  ���r ��treets. Sunday services, Matins at II a.  u��� Kvcnbonc ":30 p. in. Celebration of Holy  Communion, 1st Sunday iu each month and  ���ii Special occasions. Sunday School, Sunday at S p. in. Ctiinuiittr* Meetings, tut  Tiimvd.ty In.��^ob uiuiith-  lJe\-...F. L. Stephenson, Rector.  St. Andrew's Presbyterian, Church hold  kvrvicet Ln t;he Church, on Socoud Street.  Morning service at U evening: sen ice 7:'JU  **Ai,tydax. School at the close of the morning  ur\*��ti., Rov. ^- Tui-klncton, Minister.' Free  Kcadini; Roq.hi,. to winch all are welcome.  ���J'- -'������������    iia ..  BARGAINS  We are altering Bargains*    A Few prices  Will convince you that this is a fact  *��-**'���������>���. * ,  Men's Fur Caps, . . price $3,50 ,        now  ' do.        Trimmed Parkas    . ���    ���> 3.00 , ,  do        Heavy na,vy blue Sweaters,  do ,,      Wool Shirts'    .  do   '    Canvas lined Coa,ts   , .      ,  do ,     Mackinaw Pants  Fine S. O. All-wool Blankets, 10-lb.    ���  do. da da     s,   12-lb  -  -do do       ��� ' do. *     14-lb  Linen Crash To waiting, per yard   '  Silk piece goods,, per yaifd, at half price.  Best Shot Cartridges, per 1-00 ".    .���  T & B Cut Tobacco, per lb  Vanity Fair Cigarette- Tobacco, per lb  Athlete do .do '    " ,  Vanity Fa.ii1 Cigarettes, per 1000       '    J  T.& B, Chewing Tobacco, per lb  Battle Axe do �� -.  Ovo, per tin    _'.,'< ,  BLACKETT&CO.  Christmas 1902.      ..  Before buying your Christmas  presents see Eggert's new stock of  Sterling Silverware, Manicure sets,  Ebony Toilet "Articles, etc., etc.  A dance will be given in Dixon's ,  Hall on New Year's eve, to which!  everybody   is  invited.    An excellent sit-down supper will be served  and   an   enjoyable   time is anticipated. >       , _   '���  Fresh: -dressed    chickens     for  Christmas, at Doelker's.  Mr. R. B, Anderson, of the local  Government Office, has been appointed--Acting Mining Recorder an reasonable . times, afternoons  at Bennett to relieve Mr. Des Bri- ;a.,cl evenings, fo? -peisibers and the  say', who has gone on a vacation, 'public generally, excentiwg Tues-  and left to take his new position,days, Thursdays t., and' Sundays,  this week. j which will   be   set   apart  for'thi?  Fine selection of Christmas gifts, ' Hockey Club.'' Season r Tickets,  direct" from the factories���gifts for $10,00.' Ladies, Free. , Admission  the children and for the old people. ,to skating*, 50.ceu.ts ;: admission" It?  Hockey  matches,   25 cents.    Th(t  Management .reserves  the'right to  3-25  3-5��  5-50  3.00  10,00  12.00  14.00  '20  1.25  1.00  'I.50  ,2.75  1.25  6.25  7.25  '8.50  10  3.00  r.oo  150  T'.50  -6.50  ��� 75  1.00  ��� 75  Xmas -Sift  FREE  $500.00 Given Away  IN ���  Prizes.  Fancy Tea Sets, Toys, Dolls, Etc,  LOME    EARLY    AND    MAKH    YOUR  SKI.HCTION,  E; h. Pill man 8c Co  STORE   TO  LET,  13.6 x 25 feet  Apply at Tine Claim Office.  Discovery Skating Rink.  -The following are the regulations,  governing the ^membership of the  Rink: "There will  be  skatingat  WINTER     PRICES  AT.'  M Jltlttt (2iKap ��a$b Store  -E. L.Pillmaii & Co.  Go to The Royal for Fresh   Oys  ter Cocktails. ' ;" "     "   -~-.r   " - ^ *".  The Atlin Liberal Association  appointed delegates, to the Convention at a special meeting held in  Discovery last Monday.  Blue, Ribbon Coffee is absolutely  pure.���It is sold in all the stores in  Atliu.  Sam Johnston shows his belief in'  Atlin's prospects, he has corr^menc-  ed the constiuction of a new and  modern hotel on the sifee of the old,  building. It will be two storjes  high and occupy a ground space of  30 by 25 feet.        ,  There is more solid comfort in a  cup of Blue Ribbon Tea than in a  gallon of most beverages.  '- Jimmy Regan has a good, stock  of American Shot Grim Cartridges  and Sporting Goods. His. prices-  are always, the lowest.  Get your fancy Christmas groceries at E. L,. Pillman & Co.  Tub,Baths all, winter at the O.K.  Barber Shop.  Photos and Photo, supplies at  Dockrill, &. Bourne's.  Hockey sticks and skates at  Dockrill & Bourne's.  '_l.l_.ll.���i U...����t"1.  White- Pass, Remove Offices.  Word has j,ust been received that  the White Pass, Railway Co. are  about to move their, offices from  Seattle to Vancouver, and will occupy premises in ihe McKim:on  Block. The-transfer will, be made  hy the first of the year.  Owii.g'to "the'removal of: the-  Company's   offices   to Vancouver,  Traffic Manager Lee has placed his,  resignation   in.   the hands of the  Company  .alter .these  notice/,-  regulations     without  Licence Qorrirnissionersv  The regular semi-annual meeting of the. Licence Commissioners  was held in th,e Court; House o��n  Monday last to consider the applications for liquor licences then be-  fore them. The majority ojf t,bese  vttere passed but a few wer.e l^id  oyer-for ajt adjourned meeting to  be held on Monday next. . Protests have beet, received in one instance and these will be enquired  into at the adjourned meeting.  Flgiur,, Ogiivie>v $5.50 per sack ,  ,(, " Lake of the Woods, $3.40 V  \,    Olympia, $3.40  ,,    Graham, $3.50 .  ,.    Rye, $3.50      , '        .'  Butter, Agens, 1 lb bricks, .50  ,,     ^    ���',,    2 lb tins, $1"  ,,    New Westminster, ilb bk,.50  ,,-  ���   ���"   ,-,   ' 2 lb, tin, $i  Potatoes, Lubeck, sliced, pr lb, .33  - ;,.'Qrahafli, dess., s'b.tin. $1.25  '.,, . Fr^sh, per lh.io, cents  On tons, ,, .     ,.,        .to '. ._  Rolled-Oats, 7*l'b-.sock, .6.5  Oatmeal, 10, LUsack, .90.  Coniniftal,.' do. .9c    .  Ham',. B,.Q.V per lb, .25   '  ..     Res?,    ,,        .26  ���25  Rex,      ,,        .26  Cream, St. Charles hotel, dcz. $5  ���    Jersey.        - do do        $5  ,.,    Jersey, small, skje, do  $2.50  ,,    Carnation, dp "$-��.30  Milk, Eagle       do- do   $3 50  ,,    Re-ftt Be��r ��� d��   $2.50  Bacon,, R.C  Cnffeei'Cro^'". Mocha-Jtiva. lb .50  ,," " Blue Ribbon, per lb, -.45.  r,'''*Chas'e &'Sanborn, lb, .45  'Cro's*e& Rlackwell's jams, 3 tinsjjji  Breakfast Food, per package, .25   .  Germea, per package. .60  Tomatoes'" per dcz, $4  Pea?:, Beans. Con., 1 er drz $2 50  Rn��iiis. new frnit,   drz ]ikgs, $2.50.  Cumu'-ts,'   do do $2 50-  Corn"stanch, 'do $2 50  Citror, Letjion &. Orange  l'eel, per  lb, .40.  CaKdlfs, per box, $4  .  The above prices; a paly o"ly to retail.    A discount will be  /.allowed to the Trade,   Miners,', Restaurants,   Hotels  ard  all large'consumers.     -'.''":       :        . -      .     -'. ~  Mr. J. Di Lurnsdeti  returned  to  Atlin on  Monday   last, after a six  week's   sojourn   in   Coast   cities.  One of  the   principal  reasons for  Mr. Lumsden's  trip   was to act as  groomsman a,t   Mr. James  Stable's  marriage   in   Vipioria.    He states  that the   wedding   ceremony   was  one of. the   prettiest that he had  ever seen.    The church was mpst  taslefully'decoiated  and there was  a. very large   gathering   pf  guest's  and friends of the couple, including  many Members pf the Legislature.  Mr,. Lumsden  reports  business in  Victoria   to   be  in  its accustomed  easy going way, while  Vancouver  shows great activity iu  a business  way     apd,    the   building     bqom  has iu no way diminished,  *���   He left, on his return  trip .on, the  Amur, trip   on   the- is{ instant and  had a terribly   rough   trip   up .to  Skagway,   the   Amur arriving-two  days late on account of heavy seas.  On his-way to,Atlin   he   had, none  the less rough, trip and .took s��vetf  days to reach here from Log Cabin."  He passed A. C. Hifschfeld- at" the  Cabin.'  Mr.- Lumsdeu_looks:,and  feels well after his trip.and is none  the worse of the  hardships, he^ met  \*uth ��ui..r^^Jio��ft;.  AH  Other- Groceries   a��&   grovis'cKs at  equally low prices Al*}-  Gffpds warranted Fr^sh as^  Hist- Cltr*:���lull  Wel&"*& a^d\ Measures.--,  .���  Dry Goods,, Clothing,, Boots and Shoes,, Moccassins,, Hats and Caps  A*J    COST.  M,    FOLEY;   Ffrst  Street,   Atliu,,   B.C.  ��K>,TICX.  ���RJOTIGE i&.I>ereltJ\ avcrt5^*llllt iw^lioa^ion  s will be made to flip Lpjrisliitive Ass��  semhly of tlie Province < f Bririsli CoItunM i  ut Its next Se>-sioii, liy tlie Pncilic Nprthern  unci Oniineca Railwuy Company for an. Act  to Ainoiiil its Act of Dicoi-poration, beiii^r 6f  Victoria, Chapter 50, of "the Statutes of tl e  said Province, as amended by tho "Puc-if-c  Northern and Omineca Rallivny. Act, 19.2,"  beinj*2 Edward VII , Chapter 17, by extern",  lug the tin^e for, the commencement of tl.e  Company's lipo of, railway and for tho expend iture of 10 per cent of the capital, ni,d  for tbe completion <>f. the sui:l r.iihvny as-  limited by.ijub-sectlon fivei(5) of Section >i  of.the British Columbia Railway AotKuu(l,by  inoreasiiiK the capital of the said Company." -  ��� Dated tho.29th day of November, 1M.  Cornwall. & Rooehs,  Solicifora for.tho Applicants.  -    do-20-6t  day, December 29th, at the hour of 7 SO  Q'cloch, to. consider the follttw.tujj applica-.  tiousV  *qH,(l.MAI~t. TUtiWELL. foi?. n Reno-svaf o��  Horel; Licence for Los Cabin Hotel, Log:  Ghb'in', B. C, ..  (.'RANK   JOYCE, for  a. Renewal of,Hotel  Licence, for the Summit Hotel, Summit B. C.  Wai.teu Owes,.  Chief,Licence Inspector.  Atliu, Hi O., Uecombei- 15th, 16i-2.  ��l MEI-.TING of the Hoard o^Lk���ollce Com-  ��"missiotiors will   be   held   li the Court  Baiwip. Atllu..B.vq��� up t����._����8utii��; of ilou-  �����. P; N-*. Co,  -ALASKA  ROUTE   SW IN.GS ���  Tire following S.iiUngs are announced foi the month of'^Deeeiu-.  ber. leaving Skagwny, at. 6, p.m..��.  or on arrival of the train :���  Amuk-> Dec. 6th and 20th.  For, further, information,  apply or  ���   wtite.to    H. B. Dunn. Agent,  .._.. .._._.. ^    Sk'ii;way, Alaska.  Fora..roxl  square  meal   go t<K  the Pioneer Bakery and Restaurants.  Sngar, granulated, io lbs.  $'  V <5  ���f  ,,*   Bar, 5 lbs, $1  \  'A  ',,    Lump.',,    $1 ,'  ���z-  r  " j:  Worcester J- art.ce, per dcz,  $3  -  Ketchup', per dcz", $6    .,  V  ,,'' !3 gal. tins, $2  1  'I'ea.' Kickshaw, pet packa  <Tft  .40-  ,,   'Blue Ribbon. ,b   do  ���50  ,,   ','I'iptons           ''       do  .60  . 1  ,,    'Star-                -     do  .60-  .4  ,;",'Crown"-               ' do  GO  - -1  ..''".Kahob"     '            dti  >  ���50  km  ,'M  ���4  ���t.i  il  1  -"���W* 'W����W/*����f��tJ^>TW,��W��*il>iM ^* n��*i  t  fwwv,im(nHT4  "Bosom  ��nwy��miuwij��ararwttwtii

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