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 ��� ^  ���V  '    -' t   M  a '���*.**X\aTm#*r��M  ��  Ot)  VOL.   7.  ���ATUN. B.C., SATURDAY.  DIXEMBJiK*   27.    11*02.  -���="-:  NO.  180.  QUARTZ MINING.  ��   **-  ���   i  The    Engineer   and .White  Moose Mines.  Both   Propartles. Being   Actively  ' Exploited With Encouraging  Results.  ' Satisfactory " reports have been  received from the1 Engineer mine.  A force of men were sent to the  mine just before the do��e ot navigation, taking w'iih them a small  sample stamp mill and supplies for  the winter. The operations, on tlie  property have been greatly impeded hy the severe weather since  th it time, but lately the work has  progressed very rapidh.' * All the  work of arranging the, mouth of  the shaft for the hoisting machinery and the erection of a" tower are  now finished and systematic sinking on two -shafts .will begin immediately. Several more men are  tdbe put on when work on the  vein actually commences* Wort"  wil) be performed by three shifts of  /eight hours ,**cli,, and ^something  miterUl will JtJ^us,^accomplished  . before spring. V* ~~r~~v~^~ -r.~  .The directors arejctvigratiilaftiig  themselves that all,.'the' difficulties  they had to .contend: with ha\e  been overcome with far "gieater  ease than they anticipated and  they have met with no unforseen  drawbacks.  Skagway, last week, to,.Mrs. D.  Livingstone 'Mrs. Livingstone  arrived in Skagway by the City of  Seattle on her last tripX' The wedding ceremony was performed' the  same evening by the- Rev. J. G.  Cameron in St. Saviours Church.  The bride was given away by Mr.  H. M. Lay, .Manager of tbe Bank  oftCanimerce" and Dr. Cane ha'd  Dr. S. 'D. Cameron for his groomsman. After the1 ceremony Mr.  and Mrs. Lay gave the happy  couple and their friends a warm re;  ception. s' *   ,* 1    ?  Both Dr and Mrs. Cane are well  known throughout the north and  manv people -iu this district and  in Bennett will join with us in  wishiiig them 'every happiness  and prosperity in their married  life..  ,   Mr'. Canrichael's Loss. -  The rcside'i t* at the Otter Creek  Hydraulic Co.'*,* camp had a'bad  scare fiom lite last Sunday morning, as   it   was   Mr.  Carmicluicl's  cabin was burned to the ground  *������       ��� f "  andi's   contents   destroyed.    Mr  Carmicliael was at breakfast-*in the  messroom, when   his attention was  called to tbejieavy smoke issuing  from the roof of his cabin.', All the  * t *>  men at the camp lent their aid, biit  the interior of the cabin was completely enveloped- in flames and  none of tlie contents could be got  out. By g,od luck the fiic was  confined within the walls and the  flames werevkeot from spreading to  the adjoining buildings. Mr. Car-  michael's -loss s is a heavy one, including (valuable papers, instruments, etc.  Robert Gibbs, who is superintending the work of development  on the White Moose property, now  owned by local men, came-' in ,to  town yesterday. He reports' satisfactory progress on  the  property.  Work was begun early' in November, buildings were 'erected and  timbers laid in. % A tunnel is  being driven to tap the ledge,  which, it is expected, will be tapped at about 60 feet. Several  stringers, varying in thickness  from half an inch to five inches  have_beeu encounteied, and, tbe*-e  all show high value*. After.jthe  ledge has-been tapped ^ fid-n-'tlub.  drift another tunnel, which is al-  rc.iiy driven for a co'isiderablc.distance, will be continued to-tap.an-  other ledge on the property; this  one carrying- free-tnilling.,v^ore.  The work so far done gives great  encouragement to the owners  and they are 'Hi-.consequeuce-.vsry-  sanguine as to 'the.-..future .of the  White Moose,- - -    '..     ." ".i!  Mr. Gibbs returns tomorrow to  the"mine, taking with him'a load  of supplies.  Joined the Benedicts.  *        . . ', .  ~ ���, ���.   -     '- 'ii ;,  .  Dr. Cane, the popular Postmaster  of  Wuitehor.se.   -was   married  in  gERIStlttflV 1902.  An-Enjoyable Festival "Given to .the Children of theSun-  , day School. - * -  A Christmas Festival, 'was held  in St. Andrews Church on Christmas" Ever and it was, from every  phint.of^jview, a," decided J; success.^  There was a very large .attendance,  and Yrcriv the '" frequent - applause  there can be no dcubt that the entertainment w-as thoroughly appreciated ."���-.-    ���   - ,    /"    "       ^  ���  -The evening's programme ~v*a!-'  opened by a hymn aud a prayer,  and after the opening address by  Rev. Mr. TurkingCon, the Chairman, the - children*- of-the Sunday  School .were called upon for a.  song, and they most cheerily;ie-  sponded'with -'The Maple Leal."  .The boys then gave a new song,  entitled. "The Brcom Boys/*  which was.well received.  Maggie McDonald sang a Cradle  Song in such* a manner as would do  credit to a singer "of maturer-years  -and .vas heartilj" applauded. '  Erma' Blackett is distinguishing  herself as an elocutionist and said  her little "say" charmingly..  Rev. Mr. Stephenson gave an interesting and amusing address aj -  propnate to the occasion and intn ���  duced into ,his remarks the lateit  social sensation.    "   "  Dr. Cameron,, the'old reliable,  gave a piccolo solo, ��� which well  merited the encore it received. The  .Doctor's selections are" always enjoyed .and. his musical'talents are  much to be envied.  Th,e little boys very prettily; sang  *���' The. Little Finchr"  '    '  An innovation, in entertainments  of this nature^was' a very' amusing"  Dialogue by Maggie'McDon'aW and  Jessie Anderson, entitled, "Mrs.  Jones at tea with Mrs. Brook.,r  Both children were in costume and  carried out their parts to the manor  bom. -   ���  A uew- star'made her debut be^,  ' ���'    1 .' ��� ��� .  fore at-t-Atlitvaudienceiti the person  of Miss"EdwardSi >who took the  company by storm with her rendering _ jbPjcfJerry",' the Newsboy,"  which fairly? 6rou"gnT^ow1r~tlie  house. As-^an "encore she gave  "is Santa , Claus dead?"- We  shall always be pleased -to hear  Miss I Id wards for, as an elocutionist,   she   has   abilities   far   above  i*      **  the ordinaly.     -v ''  1 *  A Carol   was -rendered   by  tlie  children, who-fully sustained   in  their   final. effort the good name  they had-.won. for   themselves iu  the'evening's  entertainment.    Mr.  Carmicliael concluded  this part of  the programme with a well selected  and splendidly delivered recitatio*"i  entitled ".St. Michael's Spire."'    *  In due aud ancient form, after a  short intermission, good old Santa  Claus arrived, .and, as usual, w. s  lavish in his favors alike am ing  the children au"d the grown people,  none were forgotten. An appetizing supper was then served, to  which, vof course, ample justice  was done. ,  The Christmas Festival of 1902  will long be remembered in Atl n  as one of the events of the seasor  As each-year, goes pa-st the juvenile  papulation "increases, and this year  no less j'than * 60 children'were ie  corded on'- Father ; Christmas's  roll book.., -,". -.-,".'-  ���   The    evening's    entertainment  was so thoroughly ;��'*j��>'ed ll"at  the new day had almost dawned  before the company dispersed.  Owing to the shortness of time.  in which the'training of the.child-  ren was taken' in hand by M.r.  Lunxsdeu. very.-much' credit is due;  both to him atid to them.and to.  MUs Miller, who w-as"accompanist,  for the: excellent manner iu which  they took the.ir p��*"ts>  ������ ���    -.-. ��� ���? - ���  A PROSPEROUS YEAR.  British   Colurrfcia's t Mineral  Otitput��� r  ,\V111  Show   a "Larg-ely  Ircieastd    ,  Porcentags Over L.ist  Year,  Pi-oinislng-Cutlock for 1903."'  The    U.    C.   Goxerumeit    has'    -  issued   a   report on    the    mining  situation,   which .shows  a  promising outlook fof the British Coluuf-  , .       ."  ���* - **'',���     -   .  bia mines. ,   -  ,-Tne prodiictiou of 1 lie copper-  gold districts of the Bo.mdary a^d  South-east Kooteiu^ will 'lafgetj"u  exceed that ol last year. 'New^dfes^  coveries of orchaye.been made^iiv-  the Le Roi, Velvet and 'Giant  mines, and ;the o profits -from, their  opetation are iucreasicg." The  three smelters in the,Bouadar-, ��re  increasing their capacity."  * At the Granby smelter large consignments of ore   from   Republic, *  Wash.,   are .being   treated. . The?   *  silver-lead -.districts .of  the Slocatf ���  show--" gfeati-'''acti\ ity - owiug^^ t o,  ,  the brislc lcl'emait"d.".for ziuc.inrorcs_ -  hitherto'valueless- iiuthes- Uniiedc���  ..States'.^ -  4.irJ,,rv>*.iIr-%'* \~.z~  Iifthe Similkanaeeir the outioot   * *  is very bright*for coal' aiid metal-'  Hferous   mines,  and several large  transactions have taken place.  From Cariboo the richest find in  one pau of dirt, '$250, has been .reported," although the total output  from that district has not increased, '  owing, primarily, to the falling off  of the water supply.  The output of the Atlin district  shows a slight iucrease, while the  discovery of ancient channel-auriferous deposits 'points to a .largely  increased output, for succeeding  years.3 -    '      -.      *"  The estimated g"e��eral output of  the Province has increased from 20  to 25' per cent over that of last year.  The production for last year was  officially given as $20,086 780, so  that the lowest estimate for this  year is $25,000,000." But the latest figures frcm the Boundary, the  Slocau. Rossland,' Atlin, Cariboo  and Vancouver Island justify.one  in predicting that the annual report  of tbe Department of Mines will.  show-the figures to4>c nearer $2},-  000,000 than-jS525,Qpo,ooo,. while  uext year may see the $30,000,000  mark passed. ;   .  ' It will thus be seen that British  Columbia, even with the copper,  silver aud - lead markets working .  against itt,is twice.a Klondike, for  he would be . a - bold man-indeed  who would place the Yukon's out-  .'put atovcr $15,000,000. . ._-  , Blue Ribbon Coffee is absolutely*  pure.���It is sold in.all the stores io  Atlis*'.  ,"  Ji  ������    y-r  ? ��l  * ��� <  -^sl  J."  -������ it,  -    -       s*>  i   .--;  ,     '"��� <  ."-I  ^ U' -���"?  -~ ,-*  .  ���*     ,  '1 >  -"ry  h'     *-   ^  *sx�� ^  1  ,   "-    r  (       </���.'*��� 1  ir      ���"*��� ' 1  *                  ^i V   1  i'<* '1  *   &   1  "          1  ,.^"j  '                           /   \, 1  Y^l  ���    -.��1  ���*<4  '" -j" ^���X  .  "J-   rf* 1  *������ y-\  "-  "rT^rfl  V   1    sTt'l  ^  ,t -  u... |I:V  r t.<"  1$  i  �� ���  111  IP  I'a1  ' i-'A^:'L i'X'A*V,  .'l;��<C*Ii:rliJiL,K .2;, ,j,swa.  I''    '  I"-,  11  /  .'K  The Atlin Claim.  Published   ev��>ry   Sutnrtlny  moruhij; -Jit  Ti<m Aiyn Claim Puhlishimu Co.  A. C. HiueciiFELD. Pkofkibscb.   "   ^  D. Tods I.heh, Managing Ksrr.an.- -  ��!Tlce of publicntioii IVartS"'." AHh:, 1$. C.  A<lv��rtluiii*;   Rates r   $1.00' per inch, each,  liilortion.   Keutlfnt! notice*, 25  cents u line.  Special C&utvttut KnteH-011 npiiMcatioii;- -  .Tlie -snlm'cription price Ik J-5 it yerr .piiy  ���,)>)��� in advance. , No piper will he delUeicd  ��� nlesii tliluooiiditinn in coinplifd witli.  Satukhay, Ducrmbkr 27, 1902.  Christmas,-1902, January, ,1903,  ���past, present and./uture ! To our  patrons, subscribers and the public  we wish the Compliments of the  Season, and our" best wishes for a  prosperous 'New Year.  This is the fourth Christmas we  have" spent among you, and although "the -Ci.aim ha,s not yet  reached that position in journalism  to which it aspires* we hope to  someday reach the acme of our  desires*,  We have, with you and with  your assistance, weathered " the  storms of adversity, and, now, with  the dawning' of- a new. year,, one  full-of promise, we trust your assistance" and support" will increase  in proportion' wilh the prominent  position Atlin is beginning to take  among the ' mining camps of the  Proviuce.  damages:  The W. P. & Y. Defendants  *-' in, a Suit.   "'  ,  ' ''  Actions to ,'Test   the  Legality of  -,    Tariff Tolls Charged���Local  Interests involved.   .  ~ iN-its, -account of the a-ccii&Mit to'  mail.carriers. the Vancouver DaiJy  World thus' eulogises the men of  the Eostal-service :     .. '-  "There is, more h'aqoic service'  performed in :the regular course of  public duty.-that .devolves up-^  on - that'- ''-unostentatious little  body of men .who-, carry His Ma-  jesty's mait in winter' over the  frozen rivers and through the solitudes   of  the-  gr,eat   new   North.  '   "* ��� *     '  The hardships, suffering andi privation*.tbey endure* thror.gh simple-  loyalty to. duty ��� that the- mails  may go- through even a>t the risk of  life���hold "many , tjales^ QflJuumble  but sterling^' heroism. ' When the  worker, a;s is too fpeqaiently the  case, gives up 'his, life for^duty,.  the tragedy Js chronicled in a newspaper paragraph, those whose  mail fails to,come.through on time  bestow a, casual malediction upon  the postal' peopte���aaidi in a day or  so.the^inpident is forgottwu-.  " The fhst.'of aseries of appeals in  the suits instituted by" Northern  traders against*, the; British; Yukon  Mining, Trading, and Transportation  Company   lias   recently" been  heard iu Vancouver," whenr'it' was  ' 1 r.        -   , '  adjourned to come' before the Full  Court immediately after'thVChristmas vacation. There aie five  cases in all, the facts all?:ged;being  the same in each.  J. vSt. 'Clair  Blackett' & "Co.,1 of  Atliiu are. the   PlaintiffV'hi1 the  case referred to.    They allege that;  the Defendants   own* and' control  the' Wbiiifw  Pass  Railway, running"  b^twe*��'Skagway and; Whiteh'orse,  landasea dluly . incor poirat'id oora-.  pany iVuder   the"Railway, Afc-V" of'  Canada.    The -Defendants  have a  tnwiO'poly   of   tine   'transportation  business between the points named  and the Plaintiffs - have  been  com-  pelled to have freight shipped over  that line as far into Canada as CarK  bou, paying tolls thereon."  The- PlainvLflfe., further^state that  Defendants have not complied with  *    ��� -. ��� .* 1 ^.,r k-      1.  iSection 23-7 of the Railway Act/in-  asmuch as, they have "never submitted a by-faw of their company-  fixing freight" tolls ' to" the GoveY-  uor-General, in Council' for appro*  va!, and, that hot having done so,"  they never, bad'the right to-, charge  tolls, and haye not now. Plaintiffs have paid $9526.75 in tolls to  the'Rajtway Company and nOiW ask  for a declaration b.y the Cbiii"(t nhat  the Defendants charged these tolls  unlawfully, and for an order for the  return of the amount paid, and for  damages.,   . 1  "���  }> .,       ���  The other cases will v depend, upt  on the decision given in this, the  total amount involved being well  up into six figures.  .        Atlin, Nugget 'and "Grane His3@&~  -And All'Kinds of Jewellery Manufactured.'on lthe Premises.  -    'f}SF"i Whyseud out when you can get goods as cheap.-here?  Watches Front $5 un.   Fine Lino of Souvenir Spoons.  JULES EGGERT k SON, The Swiss Wa^hraakers.  THE    WHITE ���" PASS"   c"t    YUKON  ���'"������':. .     "   .       ��� ;R0UTE:'..   - , -y    y     '  ���! *�����   -Passenger and Kxpress Service, ,1 Daily; (except  Sunday), l>etween  Skagway. Log' Ohin.' Bennett; 'Caribou,? White Horse and Intermediate  points, making close connectiins with 011 f own steamers at-White Horse��"  for. Dawson and Yuk'o-ii points, and' at Caribou for Atlin every Tuesday  arid'Friday;* Returning,, leave Atlin ever.y Monday and Thursday.  ���''Telegraph Service to Skagway.    Express  matter  will' be received  forisbipment'taaiid frcuiall points in Cunada,and the .United States.  1   Fo.r 411 formation relative to Passenger, Ft eight, Telegraph'or Kipress  Rates apply to any Agent of the Company) or-to-,    :, ���_ ���;  ''.'_'-'       {     '   '        ' '' -    J-.  F. Lkk? Traffic.Manager, Skagway.  J. Lipscombk." Local Agent, Atliu, B. C;"' ��-   ���    ��� ,r  THE  "KaOTE'N'AY   HGT%1. ���  / , v��_  Gcarg* E. Hay as,' Proprietor -. <  -'    -   Cor.' First and Trainok SbTkukts.  _ -    -. Yhii Fint Clan Hotel lim licen remodrleil mill i-eliiriiiAlicil-tlii-oiiirlnixt  , mid cft'ers the hest ncponimoilHtion to Trimaieiit or Permanent  "'    -"     t -' GurKti,.���AniPi-icuii nnd Knvupean plita.       ���"      "     '-' ,.  -'   \y   Finest Wines, liquors ant* Cigar*.  .. .Billiards   and   Pool.    - - ,'.}.  THE   GOLD    HOUSE,  DISCOVERY,   B,.C.  .Comfortably Furnished Rooms���By the'Day, Week or Month..  The Best of Liqusrs and Cigars always ijii Stp'k.. ��� Fine stable in con-  ttec^ion ,with. the. House.  AMERICAN. AND   EUROPEAN  PLAN.   '    .- ,,  v ���-     .      ,  J. P., Rose." Mn����*��r.  ��� 11'    ��iu"-,    1 ,1  11U  Fish,  G.DQEliKER,  /- FRESH MEATS ALWAYS ON BAND.    .   ,  lG.a,me   in   season and ;*homc   **nade   Sausage,  FiRhT Strkht,- Atliu.  The. amateur journalist its,again  on   the.'rampage   with  Atlin the-  theme..of his; "splurges."'   In one-  instance he states to   the. Eastern,  press  that   "the  mining  town of  Atlin,, which is situated hear many  rich   placer   claims, is payed with  goldi    These prospectors got pay  dir.t in panning the-dry earth; in the*  heart/ 'ofi-Tt'he" city. / ."*���   Such   a,  yarn remjnds, us of Pat'a ideas of  New, Vor,k, that he could; '"-pick up  goojd, fr.om the' strates." The Van-  couyer: W0*"^ takes exception to  the.report, thus: "Who irresponsible for such stuff as this ?   Atlin,  is top promising a  couutry to' be  hurt by such wirings, but still the  region is not advanced with"' paved  with gold' stories."  Spme local aspirant for "honors"-  wired.a. "yellow;" . report of the  recent fire, and. assesses the damages at the modest sum oi $19,000 !  We haye some improved, property  Cor sale.  Growt*i Qraijrts..  THE GRAND HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED'HOTEL JN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN   FIRST-CLASS MANNER.  French  ftestqurant in  Connection.  A..R. MeDo-NAt/o,  Pro>��ieto��.  Comer of First and Discovery Streets.  The question of Ceowh granting  placer cljaims is receiving much attention at the- hands of that' miners  of Cariboo, aud i!n  speaking* 159- the  subject   the   "Ashcroft Journal"'  says:,    "The   questioii-pf title to  placer,-mines, is one of vital importance and one that in  the. interest  of  Cariboo   a-idt   Atlin'." at least,  should  be speedily "settled.     The  "Ledger." and  this JoiiBiiaJ:   will  strongly' insist' that   the   mining  men of Atlin and Cariboo waiit'and  deserve-a ti(tle. tinder proper restric-.  tions, to, their mines.    W&hout a  chance to, secure   such title it is  very hard. andV in  fact, almost" im-'  possible-to induce men with money  to invest.    The subject has been  discussed by miners and) mining  men for years.   Two years'agotthe  Ashcroft  Journal  sent in  to the  Legislature copies of petitions and  drafts of a law drawn up and- endorsed   by mining"   men" such' as  would   be   suitable,   properly,    to  BBS  Pine tree ftotel.  DISCOVERY, B, C.   .  Fijnest of liquors.     Gopd.stabling.  Kl>^ Sands. Pruprictos.  O.E.  BATMS r   ,  BARBER 'S'HO-P  G. E. IUth  'J. G. COKRBI.T..  ileiasct Hotel  PiscQVery. * -  OP-KN DAY'AND NIGHT.  G. FKFORD       Prvp.  N��w ocuip.v thrii"n<-w 'qn��vtvi-< next  tv.th'e R1111U of II. N. A., I'ir��t Sirreti .  'flic bafli r.winiB art niually as irooil im found  in ���i��l��i.    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:can   give   You ras'Good Value for ymi/S *2"t^«
"any House in-Town.   ' ■       "-        '    •    "   ~*:™A "'""'*■"-  *■ ""-*     -■'■!-
"Vi -rax    r    r ":
rir-jf  «s,  w###i  If  am* see. " Giant   Powder  on*  hand*
Caiiboo. I hi*- n>at>ci v\ *.-" wioiui--
ed consideration b\" Viustu .\ic
Bride, at (hat time in the Mines
Department, but no changes, such'
as were shown necessarv and just,
were made, but it was 'stated'lhat
the matter would be taken up at a;,
early dale. The next ..Session
should not adjourn, until this matter, which-is of \ital importance to
Cariboo and Atlin, is arranged
Nothing unfair is asked, but only
the same treatment Jjiat is.accorded other parts c*f the-Province." -„
j A meeting, 'of,< mining men was
held in Vancouver; twp weeks ago,
when tlie various PioVincul-inter-
ests were represented by. the following gentlemen : Senatoi Keid,,
Messrs. H. Ta>lor, J. Deacon, H.-
Cary, W. Betts, McNe-.au, Cariboo;
Mr. Holt, Skeena; Satchell'Clark,
' Fraser,River; Mr., Roberts:'Yale;
and'Wm. McCraney,N'Alijn .-Dr.
Reynolds, of Ashcrbft, Vas called
to the chair.        c*  - -«  *
Senator Reid, in ' the course of
his remarks, said that the'day of
the individual placer-miner was
past iu this Province.* In Cariboo'
at least, as much capital was required to work the* ground'as was
- required ,to work a quartz property. Tlietixes on .both "ground'
aud water, 'were, be 'contended,
out of all. reason.   _ -"
'• - Mr. 'McCraney. _-dfd." npt^igree
,with "Crown-'granting;'! -unless
it*cau be shown that' there w$s lio
further chance >for the individual
miner finding diggings. * W'fiile in
favor of Jail efforts to encourage the
.industry, he wished to see the interests ot the individual miner properly safeguarded.
The outcome of the discussion
was the adoption of a resolution to
the effect that it- is in the best interests of the Province, and ol
placer ininiu j thut Crown'giants
be iisued to- lease'-boldersr u'-ider
proper lestrictious.
A special coiu.nittee was appointed   to  draIt resolutions to lay
ut In »nol>'W,oi in connection tlierevA itli.aiul
lo t t.tnsnur messages, for commeieial piir-
|)Oiio», iind to'collset toll* therefor j and t*
urquire aud receive from' any Government,
coi partition,'bi poiiou*, grants of* land
nj.-hts' of win. money, bonuses, privileges
oi»otliiMJiiS>»l'itHiiee in nl<l of tha construction
of tlio Compuilj'* uiiclprtukmir, and to con-
tip'ct with and to miter Into traffic or othsr
arrniii;ouieiitii u ith niiluiiy, steamboat or
other companies, anil for all rights, power*
nml privileges iiei'-'hwuj, usual orlncldsti-
t»l to ull or nny of tho ufoiesaid purposes.
'Dated this 3rd day of Dot-ember, A. I*. ItM.
Cornwall * Rogers,
'do-27-Ot   Solicitors for the Applicant*.
 .        - ,   .   i p      . r- ,..**-- -i ,    I
niiij? into Moose Arm, Atlin Division, Cassiar
Dintiiet, H.C., commencing  ut I\o.l post,N.
W .'corner,    and     milliliter*   40 chains in a
southerly   direction; , thence   easterly.* to
N.o. Sp.jst, 50  chains;   theuce  northerly lo
No. 4 pout, 40 chains, ond thence'"-U chains to
Mo. 1 pott, coot'alniiiif 200 acres more or leu.
'  * "V.,A. Andeuson,
Caribou Crossing. V. T." October 31.18 i2.
\    ' ' ' no-8-8t
T^OTICI" Is hereby given that_ application
n ill'be .made to the Parliament of Cau-
Ada, at its next Hitting*, for-leave to  "near* -
pirate a Company to be called "Xhe Co'ast-
Vukou  Kuilwoy  Company*"   to   conxtruet,
equip und operate a railway fiom a iK#Int on
or  near   Kititnat .Inlet,   Douglas   C!hanni»l,'
liritisli Columbia !, theiict'   t'o Atliu   'l^uKu.
thence to tho Yukon   Uivpr ;   them i to th**
international llouiidury lliielnsi'Ki'iii Mu<*kft
and Yukon Ti-'rntorj, via Uie Ciry oi   Haw-,
•on.     With   powir^to   oon_str*uot.vttii<.l   o* i
beats and wrhurves, ttiiejriiolP Kiicl ti*le|ihiii«
lines, to (teuer'ate eluutriial powpr, oml io
collect toll» aud all powers   incidental   to   n
railwa-'.' y    * *       "„. i   -
/Datod at Vancouver, B. C, this 12th day of
Noverober, A.D.,.i«ii.t >     .
. ,"a'o-*t-°t ^ Solloltor tit Applicant*.
•MOTICE In herebj eiven t,"»fc applleatlon
•*-~' will,ba made to tho Parliament,of
Canada, at its next Session, for "an Act to
Incorporate a Company with power to
build, construct, equip, operate and maintain a line of railway of standard irnnice
fiom Oiiwsou, iu.the Northwest Tei i lfories,
bj the niostdlrect mill fetisilile*route to a
point at or near the iiOrtlirru1 bouiiiliu J of
the Provlnceof^Bntjfcli^ Columbia to con-
ueut ttitli the l'mc\lil' Northern 4 Oliuueca
Railway , with authoritj iilio to roiistruct,
opeiate and maintain In iiiicbes from anj
poi'itb an the proposed lino or Unes, uot"ex-
cceiliiic In an> oiu* case thirty miliit. in
lent th and with i>o-n<-i to construct, operate
aud maintain all ii.'ue-isary brid-jes, roads,
ways and ferries . ami to construct ahd acquire, own and maintain 'wliai-ves aiid^docks
Iu conneetisif therewith and .to construct*
ow;n,acquire, equip and maintaiir,all neces-
saiy bridges, loads, waj*.*and ferries ; ,and
to construct, own, equip and maintain
steam and other boats and vessels^ And^ operate the same on any navigable w>teV» I
aud to construct, opei ate' and maintain
telegraph and telephone-lines along the
routes of the^ald rajlway 'and its'branches
or in connection therewith, and to transmit
messages Tor commercial purposes, and.to
collect tolls therefor, and to arquiie and fe"-
ceive fiom any Government, Corporation
er.persons grants of land,'i i^hts of way,
money bonuses, pilvileses or, other'assistance in aid of the construction of the Company S undeitaking, aijd ,tp»coiiiiect with
and to enter,into truffle or other arrange-
"ments-ttith railwaj, steamboat or'otlr6r
compauies,and for all rights and.pojyers
and privileges necessary, usual of incidental
to all or any of the uforesnid purposes.   '"
Dated this Srd da\ of December, A. S.'.'INZ.
de«-8t   *     'Solicitors"for the Applicants.*
The Canadian BMk q! Commerce.
-     -CAPITAL- PAID   UP    $8,000,000.       , '  ,
/ ■. r-.
Branches of the Bank at Seattle, ■ .-*-%'
- '   San Franeiseo, .      <       , „        l
. r ,       ,      . ,  .. 'Portland,*
* * '"" "      *. l   .    -        »■"'"'    Skagway, «t«.
Exchtmga mold on all Points.,
t " —■"•-   •»*--•» , -*    y*. ^t   A   ^ __„ ■" '■"'    - j K
•   Gold ,Du&t Eurchaskd—Assay*Opkick in. Con-suction.
. ■    ". -....,..*.,,   D. ROSS, Managei.
, ,E.  ROSSELLI,  Proprietor-.
U- '
\,r    Corner ,P„earl and First Streets, Atlin, B.C.
,     - ■ — ---•—
"    cneictsT w««s. uquois mho ckm—use goods a spiualty.
HVdnaulic   Mining
befure   ihe .Government.
com inti" is iii*«tiiictecl to send a
draic ot fheir icsolutioiib to the
different placer raining- camp**, -for
eiiclornation and approval.
■RJOTICE is hereby given that Sixty dajs
^ after date I intend to rnpply ta.th«'
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for i>ermi,sion to purchase the followinc
described paroel or tract of' land for asri-
eultur.il purposes: Coinmeiicinir at a post
planted on tlie east shore of Atluito Rlv»*r;
thence 20 cliainb in a northerly directior
alonittlieshore^ of Tuku Arm; thence 20
chaiiisin an oasteilj 'dlreotlou; theneo 20
chains In a southcrl*. direction; thencoSO
chains in a westerly diiection, to the point
of commencement, contuiulnjr 40 acres moro
or less. - T. Hincheliffe.*      *
Taku City  Ti. C, December 18th, ID-'-J*
de27 8t * '     ,  „
"-:» ">   fir"
-  J HYDRAULIC   .GIANTS, " WATER   GATES',        ""*
".-'    ■-•*-" ANGLE- STEEL "RIFFLES- &"-•--        ' %*     *
.Pumping:*   Hoisting  Machinery*
,*; " -   -   . r       ■   ;: v \J.
Estimates furnished..on application . ,,
„;      Uie Vancouver Engiaeeriiig Works,
f"' *'"'       (*' "Vancouver, B. C.
' '   • \       .A. C. Hirschfddr Agent, Atlin, B. C'
mwm M$S "«Ml Restaurant
Freeh Bread,'Rye Bread, etc' ' -
'■".*     ,v  - .',     ,     «     *' Chas. Myer, l'ropnetor
-Geod 'looms U, nent.-B}  the _T)nj. "Veeb or Month at reasoiiahla,rute»
NOTICK in herebs iriven that (application
will be made to the UntfisUtlve Assembly of the"Pri>vlnce of British Columbia at
its next Session for uu Act tn Incorporate
• Company with power to build,"equip,
maintain and operate a line or lines of
railway of standard guaire, fiom a point at
or near Hazellon by th* most feasible, .and
practicable route to a point on the northern
boundary of British Columbia, at or near
Teslin Lake or Atliu Lake, or both: al«o'
from Hazeltou, by the most feasible and
practicable route, via the fekeeii'a, Bablno,
Driftwood,'Omlneca'atid Finlay Riveis to
Peaco River Pass.'or' Pine River Pass or
i both, theuoe Easterly'to the'Eastern ^loun-
'ilary of the said" Provincev»'lth 'uiitbority
also to construct, equip, maintain and operate branches from any points on .the pro-
posed line or linen, not exceeding- iu any
'one case one hundred., miles iu length; and
'.with power to construct,, acquire own and
.maintain wharves and 'docks iu connect "on
therewith: nnd t» construct, own.acquire,
equip and maintain steam and ot her (vessels
and boats,' and operate the tome on aiiy
navigable waters; and to construct, op-
i, ,«rute and maintain.telegraph and telephone
Uue^.a.lo.njj the routes of said railway  and
0TICE ts horebj jtiven that appliciiMon
will be made to the Leu'sliitivo 'As-
veifibb of the Pro>lnce of British Columbia
ot its next Semon, by tlie Pacific "Northern
and OmliiooaRtiilway Company for an Act
to Amend its Act of Incorporation, being; fil
Victoria, Chapter" 50,' bf the Statutes of .the
said Province, as amended by the "Pacific
Northern and Omineca Railway Act, 1IKJ2,"
boinj; 2 Edward VII . Chapter 77, by extend-
1 ii- the time for the commencement of the
construction of the Company's Hue of( rai!-
wny and for the expenditure of 10 per 'cent
ot the capital, and for ,tho, completion of
the said rallwa} as .limited by Sub-seotlon
five <i) of Section H ot tho British Cblum-
bla KuiUaj Act, and bl increasing;the capital of the said Company. ' " ■
' IJatod the 29th day ofNovomber, 1902.
" Solicitors for tho Applicants
de-27*6t ■
Wholesale   and    detail    Butpher
i; JIiyiMV, gEOAN;
•' Shelf and-Heavy .Hardware,
' Meu-'s HmiSo'les and Shoe^'alls   — Henry Distoi. 4 Son's Saw.. Wind*.**, Deer.,
Glass ond Puttey, etc., etc. _.__,..
t- ■' BOOM*— BANG — BOOM I — Dynomito,, Caps   ■nd   Fuse.
Full Lino of Winchester—Black & Smokeless—Kifle & Shotffua
^Cartridges. '   . " c
Ceese   Boaflht   Said   aid   Cx<li«iia«a.
•jVJOTICE if, hereby "riven that Sixty days
- .after duto I intend to apply tovthe
Chief. Commjsfclouer of I^ands and .Works
for permission' to .'purchase- the, Jollowlntr
denoribei];.tract of land, for agrlrliftural
purposes:. .TIiHtpuroel or'traetof tandon
the-aoiitbiiaiillni1 fjhV rtver or  sloujh run-
\i --
'   _*":
/'     ,
''In the Atlin District
 i WHITE TO' •
.:,,$* ■&« "Hir&'cfifeid ..
-.Real ^stata  and. Mining "Pfolcer. -'Jf
> ■*•«   -\y*
-/.   „."-<W2-
v  *        r' ." -
EL E. A. Caiiavau left 'for Victoria an/Thlirsd'ay last. This i.*>
Mi*. Canavan^s first visit to the outside in four years. ' He expects to
return iii March with- his okl friend
Mr.. CcT. Switzer.
Before buying your Christmas
presents see Eggert's new,, stock of
Sterling: Silverware, Manicure sets,
Ebony Tqilet, Articles^, etc.,.etc.
For a good' square meal 'go to
the Pioneer Bakery and Restaurant..
George Fihdlay and Join. Porter
re.turnel to.A,tlin 'from -the. .Coast
on Xmas day.  • •     >   '" ' ,'
We aire offering Bargains*    A Few prices
' y       .   '       • ■      i '        »-        '',■"..■
WW convince you that this Es a fact
Xmas Gifts
Men's Fur Caps, .. " . .
,   do. ,     Trimmed Parkas ■-. .,
do      , Heavy liayy blue Sweaters,
do        j ,,     .Wool.Shirts   /.. .j-*,',
'do       Canvas lined'Coats,.   . *.*'
do        Mackinaw Pawts •- , -..
Fine S...G. .All-wool Blankets, io-lb
do do,,,"'- do""'    i*»-tt>
.  do, do    *■    do'    >*   14-lb,
Linen. Crash Towelling, petfjajd
Silk piece goods, per yard, at half price
Best Shbt'Cnrtridges, pen aooi .r .,.    .
X & B Cut Tobacco, per,1b {... .' '''.,
Vanity Fair Cigarette*-Ifobacco,, pier lb
lAth'fete . doi do
^xif^^l^o -,
w>w $1.25
•/,  -'3.00'..' .
-- - 3*25i
•/.    ^.1.00
3-50     •
•■    -, . 5-5°   -
■    *   '•"-'■2.75'
..'    '   3.00  -
s           IO..OQ --".,
. '
. '   ,        I2-.00:
.   ••
1-  ,'7:25
.,*    ' 14,.©©-.   ' 1
„•   - 8*. 5°
,   ■       .to
$50tJfl Given Away
Fancy Tea Scts» Toys,.Dolls; Etc
There is more,-solid comfort in a,	
cup of Blue  Ribbon   Tea than in ail'Vaurty Fair Ci^irettes, jier" 1000"
gallon of most beverages. I '1? &r Bl Chewing Tobacco, per- lb
'    Bafcth* Axe- * * « rcto       '      . . •
Tom Kjrkland  left on'Thursday .
©n*a visit to'frie'ndi   and relieve*-* per t,p "
in.' Vancouver,.    On  bis return.i'i.
March""' he -intends   bringing in a
small   hydraulic   plant   for use'on
"his McKee-creek property. ,
Miss  Papiai, sister of Mrs. C. D.
Newton,"arrived1 in Atlin this week..
Get your iancy   Christmas
ceries at- E- X, Pilltmui & Co.
j. 00.
• 75
• 75
KARI.Y    ANlV  MARK    YOU".":
• H * SELECTION..     "     '      '
'&'%*> Pillman & Go
•*   J3.6 x' 25 feet
Apply at Thi* Claim 'Okfjck.
skaters, were eiithusiasticu.oyerthe
splendid'quar-ters erected fortheit"
amusement. "   "Pher'At-H-n .   Rink
, would; 'do-, credit, to. a- city ofi 2000,
Se'fii Aod^iScrof the->°?lte": •'™»P^i*t^*X*;«»
season «/as prayed this, afternoon,.:mcnUe^ * ge"er0US **W"S™»
and resulted! in a; victory for Atlin
■        -    -       .... - .'     ', AT        .    ,    '
m mm Cheap Cash Store
by a score ofMo/o.    A full, report
•will be given'next week-.
• Tub Baths all winter at the-OiK.,
IJarber Shop'.'   ,*\" .-.--.
Photos'and• Photo supplies' at
Dockrill & Bonnie's. " ,
1 The cqldest ,r,weathe.r \of the season, has; .been--«xper.ietu-«d this
week—the average- temperature for
the lastseyen days bcUiR. 25 below.,
ffockey  -stick*- a*id*  skates'at
DockxiH 8z B'juir-iUft.'ri,;  . . •
, Fine stock, of the,newest.designs
of Christmas and New Year's cards..
at E. L. Pilima** & Co.,     ."
'. " j     T"
A dance. wi)l.be given in* Dixon's
Hall on N"ew<\**""arV-eve(1 to-, which
everybody   is. "invited.^ An* e-xcel-
lent sit-down supper,'-will, be sex.x-ed
and,  an • e_njpyable-k time,is.a)itici-
paUd-- "■''■.
Fisesh    dressed     chickens •   for
Chrt"stm^&,'afc Doeflcetr'.s.        ' "l- '
Go .to The Royal for Fresh Oyster Cocktails. ; .; j. _
'' Jimmy ttegan shows, his^faith in
the country by opening- "a- 'branch-
store, in Discovery. Hes»has.secur-
ed*the Palaice-llbtel biiilding-andis
putting in a co.mpletes-toGk of hard-
-ware. Mr, -Regan's enterprise will
be thoroughly, appreciated by tile
miners adjacent to.Discovery..
Fine selectioh-.of Christmas gifts,
direct ,frpm'. tlie factories—gifts for
tbe children and for-the old)people,
—E. tiPHlman & Co.   •
skate-*s^ and there is little.doubt
that- the*'' special' ** events, -wi^l be.
w.ell patronized.     .      /     , »."    ,   .
lettrxn  to  tho
minhrAl act:
The .Opening" of the Rink.
Atliu Skating;. Rink, was .thrown
open to the  public on  Fiiday of
" last week. - A. ve'ry  large attendance of skaters- and: onlookers responded ,to.the invitation of.Messrs.,
Wardt &• Lewis,   the- progressive
proprietors.    The Rink was. taste-,
fully  decorated'   with   flags   and
bunting   aiid    was   lighted   with
three, large   Rochester lamps and
a-,u-imbcr,bf Chinese larrterns. The
condition   of the. ice was all that
«"puld. be. desired, and the roan--,,
Sir,:—An'interesting lett'eK-- ap->
pe<ire-l in your, laet 'issue*, 'colitem--,
plating certain changes in our gold
Jaws,, and adybcating- that-{Prospectors should not be allowed' to staUe
more than one   mineral claim, or,
in the,event of theiV  h»lding*more
than one claim,  that tlfe't'ime al-
lowed  for assessment work should
be curtailed.,   L venture tasubmit
that any sucli  alteraticii would deter experienced   prospectors   frqm
coming   into   the country-<a!id act
unfairly on the" men already-hei*.-
The   old    custom   - of- .-staking
claims indiscriminately   during, a
nisli to new gold fields, in anticipation of a boom,  is c«rtainly  to.be
deplored,*but no legislation can entirely stop the practice!    However,
the confusion which is the Outcome
of ir-iegular and overstating, might
be- lessened  by th* appointment; of ]
Claim   Inspectors  to   assist;    bhej
Gold  Commissioners. - ..T.n<sse-. of- j
ficials   should'   visit  Hie-.  ^arAbus I.
mining, camps   omA   make^ thpm-
selves-thoroughly acquainted  with
the progress of all mining work,,
aiid   also   issue   Certificates of In-
spoctioti to. the, claim-holders who
have  fully complied,' wif.h  the requirements, of the gold laws.
"*r    -' 1  Ml       '
- Maps,* showing., th.e. position'of
claims, would be kept.up to dajte iu
the.. Mining offices, and reliablfc information as.to what-'grouncl'is'free
for prospecting aud what,is legally
held wouHd be giwen publicityi
If suchrsystera. were adopted ,in
the   Atlin   ^oldfields,  it wouW; T
think, _prp-ic b'eueficiaj ' both to the
Government' and  to   the mining,
community,   and  be conducive to-
mpre. general; efficiency* iii'tfte,ad-
ra nistratiQii of .Jhe-^-^d^aga^I
am, Sir, etc.    . Wm. Ha-thorn..
Atiiu, 8. C.', De'c. 26th,. 1,902^ ' ''
Flour,-. Ogiivie's, $3.50 per sack   r"
,,'. 'Lake of th* Woods,. $5.40
- ,,    01yn-.pia, $3.40
,,•   Graham, $3.50'     *' "   .'
'   /, pRye, $3,50   . ' :"    . ,
Butter, A gens, i. lb bricks, ..50   •
-   ti"--- > •-   ,",'   3 lb.tinst$i     . ■-'
-'-.;>-/ sNew, Westminster,' ilb bk,.50
",-«»'- \, r„, '•  . " 2, lb tin, $1"
I Potatoes, Lubeck. sliped, pr lb, .33
,!,"'''Graham, dessl,.5lb-tinr$i.25'
*;•*;,-■   Ei»sh,< perl.b,. i-o cents;  "'*   .
Onions,.-„.;    ■ w »■' "..10. ' 1   ''.'.'
Rt)lled,©at'»y % lfc.sack, .65.-.', -    %
Oatmeal, ip.lbvsack, .90 •-.  •
Cormneal,.   do. .90.  \
Ham,.B.C per lb,..25     ,*.'
,,   a«»»,  ,,     .26.'..'.   .
^at3o^^,.P..C.h (>       .23- "" •
,,    Rex,     ,,,     . .26,^
Cream, St. Chajsles, hotel, doz, $5
,,    J«r-s«-y-,     .  ..do_ .   cjp     • $5
,;    Jersey, small sis;?,   do  $2.^50
,,    Carnation,
Milk, Eagle      "do
iSugai",. granulated, 10 lbs, $1   ,'
,,„', Bar,-5 lbs,.$i
.    ,.    Lump. ,,    $1
Worcester t-'auce.per doz, $3
Ketch up,'per doz, $6 '
-' ,,;' 2 gal. tins, $2
.'lea, Rickshaw, per package, .40-
,, ./Blue Ribbon, lb. do   *    .50.     <
,,' 'L'iptb'ns -    d"o •      ~.6o>
;,",;Star"   "     ' - do y   .60%
'. ,-, ''"Crown        *      ' - do        -.60.   '
..-"'Nibbli    :-''   --'   dot   *-   .50
Coffee; Crown, Mocha-Java* lb. .-5» .
'£*' Blue* Ribbon,' per Hn, .45 ..
- '.-V-Ghase & Sanborn, *lb, .45       '
Crosse'^ Black"well's jams,*3 l*»s $•»
Breakfast Food,' per, package, ".25    '
.Gernjea'r per package^ :6o
■Tomatoes,! per doz, $4 •'
-Peas',, Beanss'Corn, per dcz $2.50
Rasins, n«w fruit,   doz pkgs," $2.50.
Curra't'ts,    do - do    *»     $2.50^
!Co"nn*t:i-»cl'i,'        -    dov       J^2-.5G>
do- $2.30 jCitrwr., Lemon'&'Orange  P«el,.peuf  -,
dch $3^50!; , ' 1% '.40
'Rein Deer    - do   $2.-50 | Candles, per box, $4
The above- prices apply otily to-retail.    "A discount will be
allowed- to the Trade,
, all large consumers.    .
Miner--,  Rcstausauis,'  Hotels and
Othpp Groceries   a»nd' Provisions at -equally low prfecs.
Goods vwrcajited Fqs&b and First Cl-s-iE—T\dl
. Weight, *nd Measures.
Dry Goods, CHoJhiiig^ Btjots, and Shoes,. MoccassiBS, Hats and Caps
Mx   FOLEYv   First  Street,   Atlin,   B.C.
(grand prize
.      . AT
Xhc. O'pjd/, ISptise;, discovery,,
Dec., 3,1st and'Jauy. 1st.
Prizes:- 1st,, $>i5,oo;> 2nd, $40.00;
3rd, $5.00; 4th, $2,50,
Ooj. F\* INi Co*
■ ■j-The fnllowHig Sailings are an-
nonnced for the month of December, leaving Skagway at 6
pr on arrival of the train ;
-    Awi r,. Dec. 6th and 20th.
For further infonnatfoiij applj' or
write to    H. B. Dunn. Agent,
,     ySkagway. Alaska.
ON   THli
Saturday, Jan.. ioihi.
Handsome Prizes, will  he awarded
■»-       to .t]ie • .Be.st; Sufitai nedi
-. - Ivjaje and'Fenrale^
"' "  ' jEliiu'dcterfii''      '   '
'A ME,TING °r *bo HbnTiroPWreiwe Cma-
mUs'oiiei-H wilt Iter hoftP Fu till* Court
Hmimj. Atll'u. B*. C:. on the evenrnsr »f Mon-
d(«>-,. Xunuory 5th, nt tho hour of 7.30
o'clavlivto consider t"te follow-In; applioa*-
„   JOHN . PEEKINSOM, Halo's Road  Houw
tor'a Hotel Liconoo.
;    .   -.; Wai.tmb Qwqg,  .
, Chirf Licence lnajjictoci.
Atlip^B^Cc Oocouiior 261"^ XfiOl.
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