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DECEMBER, '23/
rVicLeniiian,. McFceSy .and Cp.'
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Paints,  Gils,,  Varnishes,
"   Builders*, Hardware,
Sash and 'Doors,
Tinware, Granitewssre, 'Gi^oGkery
• All kinds of Tinsmith svoik done c
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BLAGX&MZTH'S  GOAL.
Coinei of Fust and Peail Sticet
.... FRESH   HEW  GOODS   JUST 'JW . . . .   ,
J. 5i. CSair Blackef f aod' Co.'
LARGhsi  and Bust Ski,i en d Stock of
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Groceries, Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils, Boots and
Shoes, Rubber Goods arid Miners' Supplies.   ,
IRON   STORE    -    -   ,- " -    -    - .-    COR    iST   AND   TRAYNOR
AT I015BER RIVER.
The   i ost   Desneiale   Fighting  in
•  the Annals oi Histon . -
T endon,   Pec      6.—The    Daily
Chioicle  - i-bli-shes, the  following
the terrible ,fire but the bras e fellows
did not letreat an inch The Boei
fire s\as hoinble accurate and   the}
must has e numbered at least to,ooo
1 he  Scots   Guards   ad\ anced   6oo
[said-5  before   tftes   ,w-ere  fired   on
'1 hen    the-,     had  to  he  dossn   to
escape the deadly fusiladesvhich las-
Buller While.Trying to
; Cross the Tugelais
i   Forced Back.,
tEFT 11 fiONS BEMNB MI.
Louden in Gkom Over th:
lad News. *   ?
despatch   dated   Wednesda\,> I\os
26th.Cmorm.g;from its corres.;o--jled «ltl't>ut intermission  through
dent at Modder riser-camp   '   'The ^ont   tl,e  da-v
The     Highlanders
seserest   engagemeiit-oui'-'-coliimu [ ™ad<^ eJ.a\^^
1 a*= >et had,' andpiobabh the sever- [Parage <>f the riser, but they 'were
est  in   the  whole  campaign,    wras
fought -s esterda\   on   the  banks of
exposed to such a   murderous  eiifi
lading fire that they   had  to  retire
aftei     thes   diacl  suffered  teriibh
the Modeler riser.    The battle was
, r-       ,    , i , iSubsequeiitlv a pails ol the Guards
v\?ged fierceh lor neeals   14  hours l -      r     .
got  os er  and   held  their  own   for
hours-   against    a   va->tl)   superior
force.    The general opinion  of the
staff is that there   had   i.eser  been
such a sustained fire in   the  annals
of the British aimv - as   that  which"
,, j  ,   ,.  ,      ' "c ,,      o u  !oui-ti bops had lo face \estcrda\ "
the second battalion  of the  Cold- r -   *v *
stream Guaids, the fiisl battalion of
The enem\ occupied a strongh
entrenched position, their front extending fise miles along the banks
ol the stream. They were well
supplied with artiller} and fov-ght
desperatel} r  Our force consisted of
the Scots Guards, the third battalion of the Grenadier Guards, the
first battalion of the Northumberland Fusiliers, the second battalion
of the Yorkshire Light lufantrs
(the King's Own), a part of the fiist
battalion of the Royal North   Lan-
TERRITORTAL MAYORS
Municipal nomiuations foi the
Northssest Territories took olace on
Dec 4 The following mas ors were
elected b} acclamation Regina —
W T Mollard, Moose Jaw, R Bo-
gue,    Lethbiidge,    Di.    Newbur.i,
. .     T. ..    4.1    TV   4.T    r Moosomiu. J    Daniels,   Edmonton,
cashire Regiment,   the I\ 111th   Lan- ' J
..    «-,,       4. j   T  r    4.        ,1 k.. \v     McKensie,   Medecme   Hat
ceis  the Mounted   Infantrs,   three!        ,,    ,
battalions of field artiller}   and   the '
The nianitoba municipal nominations took place on the 5th
first  battalion   of the  Argsll   and
Sutherland  Highlandeis   (Princess
Louise)     The latter  reinforced   us      Tin. Claim acknowledges receipt
from Gen   Wauchope's brigade and |of a h;incisorae cake and plum pud-
armed just in  time  for  the   fight j ding (ium Messrs Me\ er & Brocho
The battle started/at daybreak,  0111   0( L]1C ploueer bakery
guns shelling the Boers'   lett     The
enenn replied svith artillers.Hotcb-
kiss and Maxims and the artiller}
duel lasted some hours Then
theie was a brief lull in the eneni} \
operations, of which the General
immediateh   took  ad-.aiit.ige    Oiu
JI   M   S. Arethusa has been com
missioned for sen-ice on the Pacific
and svil] relies e the Amphion.
l?oi I the first time in   the  history
of Victoria over   20   \essels  are  so
i long oa erdue that the greatest anx-
I letv is Iclt as to their salets
infantiy ads anced   across the   plain j     -rLM1IV   Sheppard    has    resigned
tosvards the river 111   two   bngadeo    bis position as chief of police of Vic-
The Guards, on the right, svere met   tnrta
bvan awful hail of ballets from the |     *su*c:e American  occupation   over
enemv's sharpshooters po,ted  close f 4?° ';<:i('01ns   have  been   °Pened  in
,    L   ' '    , , .     ' Manilla alone
to the riser on the  opposite  tanks-     Janie, George   Scott,   T.   Ovens,
Oui troops had no  cover  whatever   \\>. \{   Keaiv and   A    N    Heirmg
London,  Dec   16 —Not since the
das s ofsthe Crimea has London svit-
aessed sucn a sight  as   at   present
prevails heie     The ominous silence
as the eye of the  reader  scans  the
extia and then turns   a^d   svalks   a
lew } ards before   he  again resumes
-he reading speaks in   gi as est , tO'i%
the feebng of, the Bntisn- t,opulace
That  awful   silence' .Strong   men
would  bite  their  lips    and ( mose
uvay; others meiel} sas, "Aiiothti
trap"    A  state of gloom persadrs
the atmosphere unequaled in British
histon,. *■ High audjovv share alike
cheir  tegrets at the painful news of
Buller's re\erses*a'id*- all'--hope" fer
the better     The  Queen   has, beer
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greatly affected  by   the lamentable
disaster, and  frequently barsts into
tears
,   General Buller in   attempting   to
cross Tugel a river, on   his   was   to
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rehexe Lad} smith, found it impossible, and ordered a retreat 111 the
hope of pres entiug further loss He
left 11 guns behind
Each column that has so far ad-
\ anced to ihe relief of the besieged
cities — Maieking, Kimberley and
Lad} smith -has been defeated in
memorable battles and are forced to
fight on the defensive
The War Office report from Gen
Buller rnns "Regret serious re-
s'erses Mosed full force neai
Chieiley intending to force a passage General Hart attacked, but
svas unable to effect a crossing The
Con naught Rangers bore the brunt
of the fire and suffered greatly.
Col J G Brooks was wounded
The artillery sent to suppoit the
attack advanced close to the river,
but the position proved full of the
eneni},   and the sudden galling fire
■Vv fci OlTci'vaiT)m<-'"HIa,fc'lv decided to
mobilize aaother dnisio'n a -cl hur-
ly off reinforcements PTtcen trans-
poits are due at Cape Tomi before Jan.*ti, with 15,000 hoops'      *
The 'bombaidment of Lids smith
still continues. '* '
4 The expected battle at Spyfou-
tem,1 where' Methun was making
foi "after his'battle at Modder nver,
has taken' place'with serious loss to
Uie Bnuah The* total lo^s is fixed
at 832, including mans officers
A- resume of bnt.sh losses for
iwro montiis, pies 1O1 s to the casualties aliose mentioned, areas roilosvs.
Nine engagements sirce uluniatum;
566 killed; 2,027 wounded, 1,977
missing or taken prisoners
Methuen's despatch to the Queen,
aftei the battle at Modder Rner,
sa\s "The battle was the 'bloodiest of the century, ine British shelled the enenn oiit; ol the trenches
and then charged. Tre'result was
terrible "   ,
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THK LAVAU\" t-iuRoJCS.
, Cape Town,-Dec 5 —It ia now* -
oeitam that the bad eotimU6ii -of
the cavalry horses alone pi e\ en ted
uie complete annihilation 01'the entire roice at Lelmout. c There is a
marked clnfeience m the conaitions
-owhe *L;iig-hsh£aiid» "Australian **hor-»— —£
ses on then 'arrival. The English
horses sutler gieath during the
-.oyage, and'when they reach here
are suffeiing from swollen and stiff
joints.' On the other-hand, the
Australian horses arrive 111 good
serviceable condition, this is especially true ot tne mounts of the
New Zealanders These men are
the  best  mounted men } et landed.
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and were simply mo ved down.     It
seemed impossible to  liv_  through
ate    no'iiineaa   foi   the   majoralty,
at Nes-, Westiumstei.
EkENCPI OPINION
The French   press  on   Chamberlain's Leicester speech,   under date
of Dec  5, sa\s
The Autonte. *' We are confronted by the poaitne thieat of
war. Possibly it does not correspond s\ith British national .seutj-
ment, but it is Mi. Chamheilaiiti
svho commands. We would assuj-
edly hiive desired to preserve lbe
peace, but the minister \s*ho leads
Great biitam, wants war, svhich is
consequently inesitable." This extract voices the extreme tone,
The Petit Pansien believes that
Mr. Chamberlain has tried to "throw*
dust 1:1 the es es of the British pub-
oftheBoeis at close range killed j hc> ln order {Q avo,d fltteiitioii be-
all the horses and we were forced j mg attracted to the defeats in Soutir
to retire, leaving all ot our guns ex-1 Africa."
cept two The Bosrs pressed close | In raarked contrast to this line oS
on the right flank, but our men ( aetion fe that of M> Delcasse, whose
kept them back with hea\ y loss toimoderate speeches and statesman-
General Hart's brigade, 14th and* like references to the Transvaal, k^
66 Field batteries British retired cehe the vvar,j,est conunei-aaliau
toChierley." j fronl   a]1    secnoi.s ot    the  Jujurfh
Censorship is severe and no re- pre&;j) though about 40 firms hawe
port except Buller's is allowed to | ann0liiiced that thej hase witb-
Pass drawn their exhibits from   the   Pa-
It is evident the British svere
again trapped and the worst has
not been told
ris exposition on account of French
enmit}
On leceiptof Buller's report  thei     The Queen will \is.t Geimany. A'ni',1 N,    B'. ■ C.,' .SATURDAY, .. I >J\CKM ISJCI-i 23.
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Tine   Ati.in .Claim.    ■
-  l'u)>lislu«l' I'voi'j'   Sat unlay   iiK.riiini^  liy
Tin: Ati,in C'l/Aisi   Puin.i.smsd Co.
Oltii-o ol imlilicaticin:
Snuond  Ih-Iwopii Tniinor mill Pi-iu'l Htri-i-th.
,ldvert isiiitff rules iniidc Unowii on applieu-
tiou.
Our subscription p'rii't- N SI n-ycni', puy-
'alilc in advance. No papi-r will lit- dolhorcd
niili-ss (lu-5'-- t'Oinliiioiis an- cu'iii-lii-d \* itli:
The gladr Christmas season has
.j.. again- arrived on " time, as usual.
Christmas, redolent of the holiest
and most tender reminiscences-of
which the human mind is susceptible; the time of all others in svhich
those of us wdio are svell adosvn the
vale of life musingly, and svith a
ssveet pain, call up spirits from the
vasty deep, the battalions who have
made good their- landing oh the
thither shore and await our coming and who dare'say that the empty chair reverently placed at the
Christmas .table in memory of some
loved one gone before Is not occu-.
pied? There be things iu heaven
and earth not dreamt of, in our
philosophy.
Christmas, as a festival, ante-,
dates all others. It is nearly as
.old as the race, itself, 'and svas
strictly a product of the northern
' hemisphere, being of( astronomical
origin. The earthc having reached
and passed her extreme declination,
the evidence of svhich was the increasing length of the' days, foretelling the good nesvs of the resurrection or return of the sun (which
svas universally worshipped in early days)-to his pristine poss-er and
glory. More light, more heat',
more plenty coming. No wonder
it svas a festis al time, its appropriateness would be forced upon
mankind. All the nations , history has mentioned had their festivals
at this time in honor of the resurrection of the Sun God, and doubtless the "Man of many sorrows"
participated in these himself as the
celebration of the season svas universal. -The early Catholic church,
with an unscrupulousness svhich almost commands our admiration,
seized upon this joyful time of prayer and praise to the Universal
Father and declared it, backed up
by all its awful thunders and
threatening.-1, strictly a Christian
festival commemorative of the
birth of Christ, who, it asserted,
svas born- on that particular dav.
This is the very biggest "grab" recorded in all history, es-ery other
grab, Phillipine grab, Alsace-Lorraine giab, attempted Transvaal
grab, pale into utter in.Mgnifieance
before the magnificent audacity of
this, the monumental grab of the
svorld.    Stealing  the   birthright  oi'
manner perpetuated this, svith the
result that ai the present'day the
majority of non-reading or non-
stiidying Protestants believe the
25th of December lobe the veritable
birthday of the Messiah. 'In spile
of all- this 'the clay has uosv he-
come hallowed to all from old-time
associations, but all the same it lias
been narrowed i'n its scope b\ thai
Hibiliiirs" act of (he J,;il!iolie church,
and C'C'iiveifed into a Christian fes i
tival, s-'hou u ssas onginalls, • and
still ought to be a festival of the
entire brotherhood of man iu honor
of God, the common  Father.
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Tn the, spirit of the times, sve
wish one and all a Men's Christmas. May their stoics be multiplied and may the spirit of kindness and charity., and unselfishness
characteristic of the time remain
svith all of us and not be put off
like a garb svheu the function is
over. Let us retain those Christmas feelings for the other ' three
hundred and sixty four days oi the
year, keeping under foot the foul
demon of selfishness, and our word
for it, this old svorld of ours svill be
one worth living in.
effect on British Columbia, at-this
juncture, when the introduction
of* party lines is a'paramount issue,
svill ,be groat, and further strengthen _ the labors of the Conservative Convention initiated several
months ago at   Nesv  Westminster."
lie
GENERAL BULLER.
Portland ' Orcgonian , Uius
Commenting upon the disaster
that befell a part of General Whyte's
command at Ladysmilh iu the, recent (brush svith the Boers, the
blame for which was laid upon   the
old armv mules, who cannot defend
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themselves; the Toronto Telegram
says: "It would be just as svell
for Canada to remember iu this
hour of grief and calamity, that   the
foundations of the British Umpire jceritred in this stern, dominating
are not to be shaken by the lesalls |soldler) ,nid the eves o:-the \s:orld
which followed the  bad   behaviour jare lipOH   hinl      Men   a,,d .natio„s
Canada is iare not asiciuo- themselves and each
1 -iy.es hii-i up:    Sir   Redyeis Buller,
svho has bi-oii given  charge  oi   the
South African camr*aigii, is   twelfih
in the list of British   generals,    lie
is not a young'man, having   passed
his   60th   birthday.     He   has  seen
active  service .in     man}-   arduous
campaigns,    among     svhich     svere
those of the Zulu and, Kaffir   svars.
As Lord    Roberts   svou distinction
and title in India and   Afghanistan
Lord    Wolseley   in   Ashantee  and
Egypt   and Lord Kitchener  in   the
Soudan, so General Buller will now-
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has-e   a chance for distinction in-the
Transvaal, it being ihe British policy to give as many commanders . as-
possible a chance for advancement.
Gen. Buller is noc a popi lar man
in the. army. Pie is. an. intrepid
soldier, svith abrupt manners and
combatis-e disposition. Dauntless
and energc-';c, he is the type of
commander that stops^ at* nothing,
and he expects ' Tommy Atkins,"
rank'and file, to emulate him to
the extreme limit of bravery and
endurance on the march; or under
fire.- His soldiers respect, admire
and trust him, though they do not
los-e him. The hope of che 'British
Empire in South Africa is'at present
near Ouilchena; thence westerly, to
Nicola    Lake  and  up  the   Nicola
Ris'er  to the main' line of the Gana-'
diaii' Pacific   Railway.    This  road
iff.
will open np the rich mineral belts
of Otter flat and the Sin'iilkameen,
as svell as the Nicola coal fields;
also the rich agricultural district of
the Nicola valley. A short line
svill be built-from 'Kamloops to connect svith this road at Quilcliena.-
Coiistruclion work svill be commenced in a few weeks.
YACHT VALKYRIE SOLD.
Paisley, Scotland. Nov. 26—It is
announced that a manufacturer of
this place is about to purchase the
Valkyrie, and. that he'intends to
race her against the Columbia,
Shamrock and C. 1).'Rose's Distant
Shore, svhich is to be launched from
1-Iendeison's shipyard on  December'
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15th.       ._ 	
R., B. Skinner, svho visited Atlin
the past summer, and one of the
purchasers'of the Caledonia group,
has announced his intention to contest  ' Lillooct   as  an   Independent.
LIST YOUR
LOTS-AT
Rant & Jones,
of a few army mules,
prepared to do her duty to the Em-'
pire up to the hilr, but England is
not so short of men that this country need plunge uninvited into the
work of raising another regiment.
When Britain wants another regiment she has only to say so, and
Canada svill answer. . Meanwhile
the British in South Africa seem to
be suffering from a lack of accomplished mule-svhackers. It might
be well for the Laurier gos-ernment
to ask whither the War Office
svould not appreciate the help of a
corps of trained diplomats who have
learned hosv to reason svith mules
on the pack trails of British0 Coluui-
bii."
The nes's   punl'shc-d   last  Saturday morning announcing   that  the
Conservatis-es had carried   24 seats,
the Liberals 14, and tss'o  iu   doubt, i
svas   received svith gusto by a large,
number of Conservatives in the dis-
1
trict.     It appears that  the   Consei   ,
vatives left   no  stone   unturned   in j
other yvhat he svill do, but are waiting with deep interest to see hosv he
svill do it, fully convinced that, barring N the fatal mischance which
awaits the soldier upon the battlefield, he will as the result of his service on the "far-flung battle line"
of Ins country be hailed in due time
as "Lord Buller." The aesthetic
among the subject-citizens of Great
Britain ma}- wish that the military
leaders of the Km pire had inherited
less plebeian names, since those of
"Kitchener" and "Buller" do not
assort gracefully with * titles of nobility. Practical people, however,
are, no doubt, quite willing to
leave euphony iu the matter of
names to the figure-heads that take
precedence on the army lists—the
princes and dukes born to titles—
and accept names that stand for
something iu utility and force as
better suited to the real military
! leaders of the nation.
TO CONNECT WITH THE
MAIN  TJINE.
humanity and coolly incornorating order lo secure the defeat of the I
it into its own creed, cos-ering up Greensvay Government, and if hard |
the -process by fulminating eternal \ wor<K w;is lo colliit for anything j As announced some time ago in
damnation against all svho refuse to -success svould be theirs. The out- j the despatches to this paper the C.
accept its monstrous pretense! ; come svas not   unexpected,   though ■ P- R. Co. lias a party  of engineers
There is ,110  authority   whatever ' n)OSt  people     believed   the   result  and  surveyors at work surveying a
for placing the  birthday   of Christ would be  closer.    The  ubiquitous
Joe, it appears, was there,   and  his
presence    in    Winnipeg,    his    old
camping ground, svith knife in   one
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Shot-Guns. Rifles, Revel-
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When in Atlin ,stop
.  . at the .  .
OLYMPIC .HOTEL
.   , First Street.
Headquarters  for  Lkiwi-'s St.
Louis Lager Beer.
First class Restaurant in connection^
' A.  BURKE,   Manager.
Direct    to    Vancouver
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Three   Days
5TH,
at any particular season of the
year. It is utterly unknown and
likely to remain so. Even the year
of his nativity is unknown, the best
authorities placing it four yeais before the period generally accepted.
Our Protestant  churches being  an
16TH    AND    26TH
EACH   MONTH,
OF
line through the   Nicola  s*alley,   to
connect the Crow's i\"est Pass Rail-
svay svith that ot the   main  line at 1
Spence's Bridge.    One gang of men
A.   H.   BAKER, ^ Agent,
C, R. R. Office, Skagway,
hand and olive in the other, had 1 is working towards Princeton, and
not the effect of unifying the Lib- thence 10 Keremeos, and another
erals"of Manitoba. '-rang;   is   working   towards  Nicola
The result of this  change,
it is- Lake and Spence's Bridge. The
offshoot of the Catholic svith "some j generally assumed, svill be tiie for-' road svill run from Keremeos to
of the rust beaten off the chains," | mation of a government with Hugh |soir.e point near Princeton, through
as    Huxley   -remarks,   -have -in   a |john-M-.icdonald. as Premier.     The j Oiler valley, down .Qu'dchena creek,.
Comfortably furnished rooms
and excellent board at reduced rates for the winter.
Call and rns-estigate.
BRITISH HOTEL,
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v\ 1%  $'������1  p  J  ttmmni-Lai-.*-.**^ ^ .... ~Tr7^._^nn  SATURDAY,   DKCl'MBliR'  ���T*Mi..&>n..-i. ���������.,���-������>-�����,  IS99  THE DEADLY SIIRAPNFI..  The nesv British field, gun, il   is  unou her masses.     If all labor is to  come dosvn to the basis   of Chinese  said, employs a shrapnel "projectile { and rijina11 c Wages, the days of  weighing about (i5'jl>s. /This 'pro,-) prosperits in British Columbia svill  je'ctile consists of steel "tubing filled s<3011 ,)e 0VCI- {"'(!��d sv'iges mean  with about 760 small balls 'The S"od timeM and nioie rapid dcsvlo1*--  bajls weigh a little le^s thah one- "*eirt of cyers resource of the coun-  thhd of an ounce' each, and "consist ��-'>'��� >r"e "lOney ' earned bs the  of hardened lead balls. The shells It*l'itln '-"'d Chinamen is sent a\vas  contains a light bursting charge. Li, is never im-estcd, in( homes and  A.time fuse is fitted lo the head of;lloinc impios-emenls.  the piojeclile. This time fuse can  be cut so as to permibof the bursting I lt-'rPr:se-      They   aie  Not  a dollai  fu^e c.ul'iof'it is.spent in   public-spuited  en-  of the shell as close as one-third or  a second after-flic, firing of tlie gun',  or tlie shell   may   be  giseu a flight  ' of 12 seconds before bursting.   The  gunners aim to burst  the' shrapnel  r   in the air about 30  yaids  short  of  the enemy's position.     At  a   ra.ige  "of 1,000    yards   air* the  .shrapnel  lulls ssdll   be projected within a circle on the ground, the diameter  of  ���which is about 2<*  feet      At   longer  range the dispersion is greater.-The  Briiish, accoiding,lo the leports   to  hand, employed shrapnel at   ranges  of 3,500   yards. "   This   is   deemed  rathei' extreme range'.   As the cause  of dispersion must have been great  the play of these full field' batteries  on tlie  Boer   position   should   have  / searched out, it is said,   every   rock  and crevice 011 the hillside.    As the  guns svere  advanced   the  shrapnel  H fire necessarily became   denser   and  more'deadly;to groups.    It will  be  recalled that Lord   Kitchener  used  shrapnei most effecr.is.eh at Omdur-  man.    ?v.oie dersishes   v ere  killed  by shrapnel than b} rifle the.   Jus:  now shrapnel is  regarded  iu   European  sen-ices   as   of the  greatest  value.   The new French field guns,  particularly -   the       120-millimetre  pieces,  are  accorded   55   per cent,  shrapnel ammunition.  Class  uP:  thai  absorb but ne\-errgise up." The  baie necessities of "life keep them  and< very little of their money, ciicu-  lates in the legitimate -channels -,of  tiade. /One while man working at  good svage*j is belter for a commu-  nity-lhiin 20 Chinks or Dagoes ���  Cranbiook Herald.  Dem are 0111'sentiments.    .Cheap  men don't fuse s'-ith miners.  P.'C ,Owens, svas remosed fiom  Cennet to Skagss'a} on the 7th, suf  feriug fiom Lsohoid fes-er  NEW_] route:  The Canadian , Development  Co.  has  issued   a   new   Yukon    sviuter  express 'service  time-card   for   the  seascn   of  1899-1900.     Many   new-  stations between Lake Bennett   and  Dawson aie showr, and in all there  are 20  stations,'  completely   equio-  ped and provisioned for the  svinter.  The sen ice svill  be  carried on   bs  lour  division   superintendents,     18  couriers and   36   post'keepers  and  cooks.    The route used   thiswintei  ivill-be the nesv trail   between   Bennett and  Dawson,   svhich   shortens  the distance 120 miles.    The wirtei  route last year svas 560 miles'*^After  leaving Bennett,   the  express  svill  Iras el b} horses   almost   due   north  oser the right-of-way of the ��� V, lute  Pass & Yukon mil way extension to  White   Horse     tramway,      thence  along the lis-cr to I.osvcr Le  Barge.  From there it  will   pioceed  almost  directly north to   Cormack,   on the  Yukon, where hoise* will be abandoned     and   dogs  used   over    the  Yukon ic-** to D'i vson.  BROWNLEE & LOWRY  --- *- ,  J. II. Brownlee, P. L. S., D. L. S.  1      .   if. C. Lowry, A. M. I. C. E.     -  Civil and Hydraulic Engineers,  Land Surveyors.  J-eari   Street, Atlin; B. C. ���  1~"HE NORTHERN HOTEL,  first s'i kekt" l  The biggest house in Atliu.  Evervthing first-class.  Phagard   &   Turney,   Proprietors.  ...THE I00TENAY...  BAR  ELEGANTLY FURNISED    -  BACHELOR    APARTMENTS.  Rooms with Brussels carpets,  a stosre in each, and all, accessories.  '       .Billiard and Pool Tables.  JACK   BYRON,    Prop.  NE TREE HOTEL.  DISCOVERY, B. C.  When } ou come to Discovery take  shelter under the tree.  Finest of liquors.     Good   stabling.  i-4��  Jb��  Funeral   Director    and  EtvIKALMER  Third and Discovery,    Atliu, B. C.  Hoilies rjinlxilinctl lot Shipment a Speciult j  Ordeis, on short notice.  A.II Hindi, of  I'unei-.il Supplies  at  reason-  ulile t'uti-s.  J  ules eggp:rt  Swiss Watchmaker.  CHEAP PEOPLE.  The mine oss ners of West Koo-  tenay os*er-reached thems^lvei  when they imported a lot of Italians fiom the United States to  work in the mines. British Columbia has no need of Italians to svork  in her mines.. The m^ch *,*it, the  manufacturer, the artisan, trie laborer, the ca-utilisl, all have reason  to oppose such a move. The future of British   Cu'uiuVi   depends  Has charge of government instruments.    First street, Atlin.  In   A. S. Gross' Store.  THE.    ALASKA    FLYER  65 hours to Seattle.  "S.S. HUMBOLDT"  Due at Skagsvay  |     Sunday,   Jan* 14-,   1900.  j     Leaves Skagway every Ten* Days  I for Seattle   and   British   Columbia  ports.     Buy your tickets at the office  of Pacific Clipper Line, Skagway.  W, H. TR1GGS, Ag-ent.  -4.  <r  *���"-_Y  Fine Job Printing at  I  m*WKtmmmam ���J i��J-W��-*-^.*<J��Wv-^---(*-*-.*--v--4--*-��rt-  -M  ATLIN,   B.   C,   SATURDAY,    DECEMBER 23.  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Si. Aiidn u ���*�� l'rtsl i toriar uliurcli hold ber  \ii.ps 111 tin- Arctic lli-utliui'houil Hull, S'��coml  strsul liotwoen Truinor und Pc-url, on Sim-  day at 10 :'"0 it. m. und 7:l'.0 11. in. Sund.iy si-lioul  at 2:30 11.111. Re\..lolin Pi-iiijU-. 1". A., iinnist, r.  (Jlmreli ot l'iif;lniid services w ill'lm li*.*ld  ut corner Truinor nnd Third streets on Sun-*  dny ut 11 it. in. und 7:M p. m.  Fresh Fish, Onions, Eggs at Parsons Produce Co. '    .  . In the last B. C. Gazette Edsvard  Montague Nelson Woods, of Atliu,  S. M., is made judge under the Assessment Act .for the Atlin Lake  . and Bennett Lake mining divisions  of the Cassiar electoral district.  C. H. Woodward, formeily ol the  Canadian Pacilie railway freight  department, returned from Atlin.  He says that there are only about  500 people wintering in the district.  The Anaconda will be worked all  through the winter. Mr. Wood-  ���ssard will play in a Rugby football  team this season. ��� Vancouver  World,  Nov. 20.  Christmas cauls at Dockrill's.  ���'Lucky"   Dave   Hastie,   of   the  Grand,   airived   home  last   Friday  evening from  Skaguay,   where   he  was  for    some   time - on   business  bant.     The  Cape  Nome  trip  has  ���   been   thrown'   overboard,    and - the  fun will confine  its   operations _to  Atlin and White Horse for   the   incoming summer.    Dave  earned the  .title   of   "lucky"    by   his  record-  breaking trip,into Atlin. from   Log  Cabin, six days in   advance  ot  the  .  loyal mail carriers, and he deserves  - it,   for wind, boat and the elements  - were waiting to welcome him back.  Oh! say! -That svas nice pickled  pork I got yesterday. Where? At  P. P. Co.'s; where else?  C. D. Newton took 7 hours to  come down to Atliu from Pine last  Tuesday. The distance is siid to  be 7 miles, and down grade all the  way.      <���  Messrs. Stables, Stublileheld and  Thompson.presented the Rev. Mr.  Priugle svith a sleigh last sveek.  Don't forget that you" can get  Fresh Fish, Onions, Eggs, Labrador Herring, nice Pickled Pork and  many other things at Parsons  Produce Co.  We have had a particularly exasperating experience with the  'mails for the last tsvo weeks' and  where the blame can be placed, if  there is any blame to place,t is hard  to say just at present. The forces  of nature are occasionally too  much, even for a mail contractor,  and until ss'e have bad his explanation of the delay judgment must be  suspended. Mr. Williams, of the  P. O. department, went over to the  other side oi the lake on Thursday  ' and expedited matters so that a  large mail arrived that same evening, lie remained overnight at  Taku  City.  One of the best articles for good  health is a wholesome loaf of bread  at 12 cents and a first-class meal at  <*o cents at the Pioneer Bakery.  nett Lake Mining Division, Registrar under the Marriage Act, and  Collector under Jlhe Revenue Tax  Act, vice Captain W. J. Rant, resigned, i.-, announced in the last gazette.  The vigorous clanging of the  are bell last, cs-ening at 6 o'clock  brought out the department in hot  haste to Dunn & Co.'s store 611  First street, where a promising the  was commencing. The brigade's efforts soon got it under control.  Loss nominal. - , '  ��� At the Liquor Dealers' banquet  iu 1 Castern Washington, Ed. Wilson ss'on the first prize for the best  Tom and Jeny seived. Lall and  sample the article at the ("aural  Hotel Bar, hirst street. -       ,   ,  Messrs. Mansfield aud/Menzies  held a whist paity in their commodious premises, corner, of Second  and Pearl street, last Monday  evemng, at which some 15 ladies  and .gentlemen were present. Music  svas furnished by the Burke orchestra of 75 pieces, and very much appreciated by those present. After  a very tasty lunch had been done  justice to the assembled guests  took to the floor and danced away  the remaining portion,of what svas  a pleasant evening.  The jury in the Molson's bank  robbery case returned a verdict acquitting Anderson on the 15th tilt.  Messrs. Langley & Martin have  applied for incorporation of -a- company to build a tramway from Atlin to Pine City, and to build  branch lines from either of these  points to , surrounding villages or  camps.1  The death is announced at Victoria of Ex-Speaker Frederick W.  Williams. He svas Speaker,'in die  Walkem government and represented Ksqiiimalt.  The drowning of Mis. Rumball,  Mrs. Dumbolton, Mr Kelly and  tsvo McNamara brothers three  miles abos-e the Sie\\-art river on  Nov. 3, is reported by the* Yukon  Sun. They svere caught in an ice  jam.  IP  ss?s  ���  �� &  -    ,��9J9f#    -  Corner   First  Retail   r   Butchers*  and   Peari.   Streets.  Builders' Hardware, Miners' Supplies,  ' Tinware,  ' !, - Graniteware,  Etc*, Etc.  ''.    "    r TINSHOP  IN  CONNECTION.  #3  ���  & CO. (Limited.)  'FIRST STREET  ATLIN, B. C.  *3i  ����- *���  FINEST EQUIPPED I-IOTEL,IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN* FIRST-CLASS, MANNER.'   ,  Rice & Hastie, Proprietors;   Davii1* Hastie,  ti *).-'��� -  ���* '      1 - > * <  f ,_ *      -. 1    . -   ���  Corner of First and .Discovery Streets.  Manager.  up with Christmas festivities there  will be no meeting until Thursday  oif the following sveek. Due notice  of the place of assembly will be  furnished each*'member by the secretary of the club. -  ���AROUND TOWN.,  .SHORT  NEWS. ���       ''.   '  December 4.���There are threat-  eiiings'of'further revolt in Cuba.  The publishing firm of Harper  Brothers is in difficulties." ' *  . The Italian,  Canessa, imprisoned  for contempt of court,.has been, released.       '...," , -_.       ^*  -   Russia-is  about  to  establish   a  diplomatic" agency at Cabul.  Dominion, t -Finance Minister  Fielding promises a big surplus for  the last fiscal year.     .   ���  The Emperor and Empress of  Germany paid a short visit to Her  Majesty of Holland yesterday.  ��� The latest word from Ladysmith  hopeful   and   confident.      The.  Royal.Canadian Regiment has ar-  i rived at the Gape. More men are  j called for   all   the   time,   especially  cavalrv and artillerv.    The House-  WHIST MEEllNG.  The usual weekly meeting of the  Atlin Whist Club took place on  Thursday by the courteous invitation of- Manager Spencer and his  "staff, in tne elegant rooms os-er the  Bank of Halifax. Card tables ss-ere  disposed at intervals where the disciples of Hoyle and Cavendish contended for the mastery and many  a hard fought rub was the consequence. A remarkably pleasant  evening was spent, . Messrs. Spencer,     Peiguson      and   Richardson  Who is it makes the music ssvell  Whilst smoking the pipe  he  loves  so well  And claws the keys until they yell.  Why, Pilling*.  Who is it that does declaim  Thirsting with,an itch for fame,  Making Shakespeare hide his   face, is  for shame."  Why,,guess it.  Who is the snoozer lies in wait  Whilst   you   are  putting   on  best gait r  And gives vou a  snowball   on  the] ��� December 5.���TheKaisei is back  pate.   " j,al Berlin.  Bank of England rate  has  gone  up to 6 per cent.  James" Kent has been  appointed  Manager of C. P. R. Telegraphs.  your1 hold   Cavalry   entrained  yesterday  J for South A frica.  1  that's  Why, Br oder.  Who is it that for Christmas cheer  Turns up his nose at honest beer.  Afford  champagne   he  can  clear.  Why, Dickinson.  Who was it at the concert squalling  Like a cat in love a-caterwauling.  Faith, we'll give him a keel-hauling.  Some day soon.  Who, if you get too full of budge,  leaving nothing undone that could '  and to the  comfort   and well-being ! Giving his   foes  the   "Cavendish"  or." their numerous guests.    Creature 1 twist./  comforts were not wanting, and   at1  the close a  well-sers-ed  lunch   svas 1 ~  The Turner Ministry of Victoria,  Aus., has been defeated on a  want'  of "confidence vote.    '       ,  The Full court has given judgment for the plaintiff 111 Goidon v.  the City of Victoria, in re the  Point Klliee Bridge case.  Senator Hanna shows a disposition to retire from politics.   *  American   capital is trying to get  Will be put off with   none  of your j a foothold in Montreal's harrjor.  ,  ndge, !     Mr. Chamberlain's speech at Lei-  But      .   '  not  plied  1 proffer as    would   be justified   by  Who is it svith nimble svrist ' the way iu svhich it svas made. The  Deals  out   the   cards    iu   playing I Fre,lc*' papers are  bellicose  in   re-  svlnst,  fudge, '     ivir- v-namoenain s speecn at i_ei  plays'with grace  the upright cester ha-* caused a sensation every  ������lKl���e where..   The German press 'is   no'  & ' Whv   Woods       as corc'-a' U1 accepting   his  implied  Whs-, Brownlee.  1 passed around by as good looking a  set of gentlemanly waiters as one  .svould wish to be served by. Many  .ladies graced the occasion by their  W. R. Dockrill is trimming his | charming presences, some of them  sails for a coast outing. He leaves i piaying a stiff rub of whist too.  the first sveek iu January lor a six !q*he cluh acknowledged the courte-  sveeks' tour of the Sound and Brit-,sjos extended to them by their  isli Columbia cities. , hosts by singing at the  close   "For i years.  T. D.   Desbrisay,   of Lake   Ben- the} are jolly good  fellows,   svhich!   .Thomas   D.   Hodgins,  M. P. P.,  nett,   Provincial  Police   Constable-  nobody can deny."      , 'for East Middlesex,   died  of heart  to be muiiug recorder for the  Ben-1    Osving to jiext week being taken ' failure Dec. 2.  The 15-ball pool tournament ended  last evening. The winners were  Fred. Wroug, first; Geo..L. Tailor,  second; Chief Lillie, third.  turn. Lord Rcseberry is inclined  to consider the utterance unstates-  manlike-  The Samoan treaty svas signed  yesterday.  Theie is a financial stringency in  Newfoundland.  The Kaiser's Naval bill is causing much speculation in Berlin  political circles.-  The press' and public are still  fussing-and fuming over Mr. Chamberlain's speech.  The    Canadian    contingent   has  , been   sent  on    from    Cape  Tosvn  business 111 the interior for over two: to   pe Aarj on lhe road t0 Kimber-  ley.  An    Ottawa   despatch  says   the  *-���*"'   *" J ��� ���*��� ������   Macdonald 1 raining school for Brit-  President Kruger has  a  nephew  in the Kootenay, svho has  been   in  Mi  1  ish Columbia will be established  at  Vi'etoiui.  ���_���  li  *V irw*t -t�� m.Mn��,

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