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 ;- -*(  tif  VOL.   2.  ATLIN,    B?0:,   SATURDAY, , DECEMBER/ 9.    i?99-'  NO.- 33-  McLennan, McFcely and Co.  (LOIITKI). ) < '     '  1 i   '  Paints,  Oils,   Varnishes,  ,V|'"     (���'.''��� Builders' Hardware,,  Sash and Boors,  ' Tinware; fxr&nitew are, -G rockery,  '  ��� < ��� -   ������' .     '.     ��� *   ���        i  All kinds oi" Tinsmith work done.  _    , - -7 - ,  x - - -  ���   ,     ,  . ' /Corner of First and Peari Street.  BLAGSX8MITWS GOAL.    \  '   . ... FRESH   NEW  GOODS  JUST  IN... .   ._,��.., s  J. St. Clair Blackett and Co.  Largkst a.vp Bust SklkcthI)' Stock of >~" - ���"'  Groceries, Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils, Boots and  Shoes, Rubber floods and Miners' Supplies.   :;  IRON   STORE    - v -1, t / - , - ' -"' -' "cOR-V-iST" AND  TRAYNOR.  PEN PICTURES  Of ithe BritishFighteXs  .the Transvaal.;  in  "lord,. But f tios�� fiermari  .vi- '.  Gunners Did Good Work.  ��  .{-'London, .-Nov.*, 20.-=-Today, - -for  th&'first time,' the .truest story of the.  --. war is being"' told! $ It <is.nibrev thair  > threfe.-^weeks^old, "and, romes4' 5y  mailjBut'loses none of its" thrilling  . interest" th'ereb\\    The ^Times cor-'  respondent thus describes-the affair:  ,-A's ^sbbn'-as- the  B6er'guiisL were  "' silenced by our artillery,-. Gen.  Sy^  tn'ons gave the order for an  assault-  on Talana Hill. ,-uThe hill rises 806  feet and the distance to the  t'?p  is  mojre than a mile.    The  first�� por-.  tiou of. the ascent is gentle and o\-er  open ground  to a ' homdstead  sur-  . rounded by broken woods.    Above  the woods, the ground is rough arid  rocky with   the ascent  steep,   and  half way   up,   a  thick  stone  wall  runs around the hill, as , the   fringe  of a wide, terrace  of open   ground.  Above  the terrace tlie ascent is almost perpendicular and the  end  of  this  was the Boer position, at a to;)  so   characteristic  of African   hills.  Altogether,    the    position , seemed  impregnable,    even   if held   by  a  small   body,' against  large   forces,  and Gen. Symons ,muj;t  have  had  extraordinary confidence in his men  when he ordered 2,000 oi' them to  take it in the teeth  of  tbp terrible  and well sustained tir^fjrora superior  numbers'of skilled  rifj^en.    His  confidence  was full}1 justified. "To  find a  parallel  for the endurance,  tenacity and  heroic determination  to press   forward  over all   objects  aud st all hazards, one  has  got  to  go back to Wellington's infantry of  the  Peninsula.    The  men   had   to  go  through eight hours of fi ghting  j without breakfast.     The wood was  j the' 'first  cover available ujid ���in the  rush ��� for  this  position   the  Dublin  JFusiliers led the way,   though   afterwards the  three  regiments, /wen*'  side by side.    The advance  of the  infantry,.was ..covered by a \igorous  cannonade,,but  the  appearance  of  our men in the open was, the signal  for;'4'Storm  of'rifle ,fire   from  the  Boers.-' T-hough our losses  at  this  stage ,were extraordinarily small,  in the wood, wliich   for some  time  marked   the limit- of   the  ad\ance  they were  considerable,   and   here,  about 9:30 o'clock, .Gen.   Symons,  who'had-galloped? up .to  tell   the  iiieirthat the hill  must  be taken,  fell .mortally  wounded.   Throughout-the morning' he? had "exposed  himself, perhaps unnecessarily,   his  position was always  marked  by   a  red bag, carried"by,his orderly.   By  ,10 o'clock, our'-���men,   creeping  up  inch b}- - inch," and  taking advantage of every -avail ible  cover,   had  gained-1 the   shelter   of   the   stone  wall, but for  a  long  time  further  advance seemed    impossible.     As  often as a man   became   visible  the  Boers poured a deadly - fire  in  that  direction,'    while,    whatever   their  losses from artillery fire, they  rarely afforded  a   mark  /or   the rifle.  About 12 o'clock,   however,   a  lull  in the fire afforded our men an  opportunity for scaling the  wall  and  d'ishing across the open ground beyond.    Then the almost sheer  ascent of the   hill  began.    Here  our  losses were greatest.    As  our  men  ueared the top of the hill, our guns  were\compelled   to stop  their  fire,  and   the   Boers,   of   course,   were  enabled to strengthen their fire  accordingly. '  The  last portion of the  ascent was rushed with the bayonet,  but  the   Boers   did 'not    wait  the  charge, and  could   be  seen   flying  precipitately across the   top  of the  hill    when   our  men   reached  the  crest  STEEVEN'S ACCOUNT.  o'clock in'the afternoon. He says:  "Our guns ,moved to a position toward the,right and the Boer gun's  opened,"fire? 'Lord tbut those,German .gunners 'knew their business.  The third'or fourth shell'was pitch-  ed into-a wagon full of shells? with  a team of eight horses hitched?to it.  We held-our breath for the explosion, but.when the smoke cleared  ivvav only the near wheeler lay on  his "side," and' the wagon' had*its  wheels'in the air. Our*" batteries  banged again Aand the- Boer "guns  were silent) , .The attack was to be  made on the ,fi"ont and' left flank.  The DevonShires-yformed".. at the  trout attack" and Manche'sters" on  the fight.-/"Then the Gordon Highlanders, edged to'the extreme right  with - a long bowlder-flecked, hill  above them. The guns^ threw  shrapnel������ across 'the.-valley;,- the'  cavalry was in leash' stiaiuing' to":  wards < the.erhemies'' flanks.~- -It was  about a"quafter'"to five, and it seem:  'ed'curiously dark; ho. wonder, for  \as the men ( moved' forward 'th'e  heavens opened aiid from'the east  efn-skies swept a-sheet of'rain.  With the first .stabbing drops the  horses turned their heads and no  whip or spur could'bring ,theni   up  firing line. Half "the officers' were  down. The men "puffed and stumbled on. Another ridg'^ taken. God,  would tiiis.-cursed -hill never endi  :It-',wa.sY-sown <with' bleeding ' and  dead-behind; -it ;'wa? edgevd' with  stinging .fire before. - Oii again?  and 'now it wassureh- the end. The  bagles rang like the cockcrow on a.  fine morning,"'*- "'Fix bayonets!".  Staff-officers rushed"shouting "from  the rear/imploring,' cajoling? cursing, slamming every "' 'man who  could' move' into line? but it'was no  louger order. It was a surging 'of  cmen. The 'Devonshire:?;1 'tlie CiOr-  dons,1'' 'Manchestefs' and". Light  Horse \vere-all mixed. 'Subalterns  weie commanding, regiments; sol-  diers\were yielding advice; officers  'were' firing "carbines," stumbling,  -leaping, killing,' falling,, all' drunk  with battle, and there beneath our  feet was the Boer-' camp;"- and the  last of the'Boers" were "'galloping out;  of it. . 'There* also, thank heaven,,  werecsqiiadrouS*of the Lancers *and  Dragoon ���'Guards,' stormiug ��� iu  among'' them, shouting, "stamping*  them into the ground. ~" Cease  Fire!" " It was over.  to it. ' It/throve-, through mackintoshes as it- 'they were ' blotting  paper. The air was filled with a  hissing sound and under" foot you  could see*, the solid earth riielting  into -mud   and  the    mud  flowing  1 0  away in the water. ,,The rain blotted oui hill, dale and enemy in one  great curtain of - swooping water.  Through it -the gu*is,still thundered aud the khaki columns pushed  doggedly on. The infantry .came  among the' bowlders 'and began to  open out; the supports and-- reserves  followed. Then in a twinkling the  stone-pitted hill's, face burst loose  with anothet storm-*-a ,'storm' of  le.id, blood and death. In the first  line, down behind the rocks, the  men were firing fast and  the* bul  lets came flirting among them. The.  .   ,  men stopped and started, staggered,  and dropped limply, as  if a  string j , A _   , .  t,   . ,   ,, ., ��� , .    .   j   . tor on the game, Australian, fashion.  ��� that held them  upright,   had  been | &       '  BILLIARD TOUNAMENT.  :,The?~raany .handsome? prizes" (of  which" we give a-list  below)   hung"  up by mine host Byron of the Koo-  tenay, has had the effect of inducing  every man in   town who can handle  a cue, and a good many  who  only  thiuk .they'can. to have a try.    The ,  entries number, about^70,,. aud pin  pool  is the  game.    Matches Jiave.  beeu  played  every night this week  and quite^.a,j number, are  hors  de  combat.    On Thursday evening?the.  drawing for,-the'second- shoot-off  took place in 'the  parlors  before  a  large number of enthusiasts.   In our  next we will give a list of the winners.    Mr.   Byron  shows commendable enterprise, in getting the tournament up aud will probably follow  it  with   others    for    the   various  of billiard   games.  Mr. Gregory is running a totalisa-  cut. The line pushed on aud a  colonel fell, shot through the arm.  The regiment pushed on and they  came to a rocky ridge, 20 feet high.  They clung to the cover, firing,  then rose and among the bullets  again. A major was left at the  bottom of the ridge with a pipe in  his    mouth   and   a   Mauser  bullet  The following is  the  prize list:  Lirst"~Lady\s watch', 1 bottle  champagne, 1 turkey; value, iter.50.  Second ���Four-nugget scarf pin  and can of eastern oysters; value, $r r.  Third���Silk ' shirt, necktie and  pair of gloves; value, $g.  Fourth-r-Sflyef-plated. soap dish,  mirror,     scisj-or?, ' comb,   perfume,  through   his   leg.     His    company Letc; volue, $8.  pushed on.  Down again, fire again. '     Fifth    Pair military hair bru shes  up again and  on.    Another ridge _ln c:iSe> value, $7.50.  won aud passed  and only  a  more      Sixth���.Pair'felt boots; value, $6.  hellish lot of bullets.   Beyond more,1    Seventh ^Elegant  briar pipe and  men down, more men put into  the ; one pound navy cut; value, $5.  firing line, more  death-piping  bul- i     Eighth���Razor . and    case,     one  ' pocket knife;' value,-$4.  lets than ever���the air was a sieve  -  i. ,  of them.    They beat on  the  howl-  1 ders like a million  hammers,   they  It is  a much more vivid account j tore the turf like harrows.   Another  which Geo.  W.   Steeyens  gives of 1 ridge crowned, another welcoming,  the  strange  battle at Elandslaagte, | whistling dust  of perdition ���mere I  which did not begin until   nearly  5! men down,  more  pushed   into  the 1  Ninth���-Photographic   \io\s; va"  hi e $3.  Total value of prizes, #75.  ' K  '     ���   .  ,, 'l  The   Manitoba  ilace on  Thursdav  elections      took to-  ATLIN, ].'..��� C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER o.  r-Y-  Thi<:   Atmn  Claim.  iu-  PuliUsheil   every    Sat unlay   niorniiiu  This Atmn Claim  Pimimhiiinii Co.  Utflcc of publication: ���  Skli.iI 1 ( Mm t n Ti iii i, or ami I'tarl Streets.  AdvertlHiiiKli'iit<>s made Known on iipplieu-  t ion.  Our subscription priue is ?1 a year, payable in advance. No paper will be delivered  unless these conditions are complied with.  '  The Atlin Lake 'billing and  Lumber Co. "are busy, completing  their preparations in anticipation of  ,- a-busy season. The planer and all  the rest of the machinery is in ex-  . cellent order,and a start is expected  to be made on permanent work  about the 15th of January.  .The mill is rated  at  20,000  feet  per diem, with  timber such   as  is  handled down the coast,   but  witli  the  size    and    quality,   obtainable  here 7,000 teet - is  reckoned   a   fair  day.'s    production. 'CUnder     Capt.  Westcott's   vable   management, all  classes of lumber will be turned out  next season with   the  exception  ot  doors  aud    sashes.      The .concern  will   give    employment  to   eleven  men     in    the    mill  itself,    whilst  those       employed      in      cutting;  hauling    and     rafting     logs    will  .number  many more.       Many logs  are being hauled in at  present  and  \of a  very   si. peri or   quality   to .the  ordinary run   of-, last  year. - There'  is about 2^6,000 feet' of logs 'already  on hand, and Capt.   Westcott estimates  he will receive 220 000 more  feet before the middle of February.  The company have already many  orders  for    hydraulic  lumber  and  several'very heavy,>,contracts are in  abeyance." '  Slioiild  these   be   secured   the  mill will be taxed to the  utmost limit of its capacity.    At all  events  'there    is   already   enough  work   in sight to ensure a busy an'd  profitable season  even  should  the  larger'contracts fair to  materialize.  Outside the benefits, received  by  the city from the' mill .through the  employment of many men and  the  regular  disbursement of cash, there  is no surer index to  the  prosperity  or'otherwise of the district'than the  amount of work  it  turns  out.   A  busy mill means a busy spring  and  summer   for  all, with general good  times.  tiou has been commenced by the  police licensing wliat are known as  the tin-horn gamblers of the town.  Twelve of them were brought into  the police court recently and ��� fined  #20 each. The city treasury was  enriched by that amount, as each  one came , prepared to pay the fine.  . It is reported the vacancy on the  bench for the Yukon Territory' will  likely be filled in the course of a  week or .two. " Hon. D. C. Fraser,  of Guysbbro, N. S., will have- the  first offer of the position. Provision 'for an additional judge was  made by statute at the last session  of Parliament. * .  ���  titled to the claim.  , Judgment had  been reserved when the mail left.  INGERSOLp ON. CLOVER-: ''  The late .Colonel   Ingersoll  once  sent the following letter of regret in  answer to an invitation to dinner by  the Clover Club:    '    "'���,''  "I regret that it is-impossible' for  me to be in "clover" with you tomorrow, first ''anniversary dinner,  1883. ' ,A wonderful" thing is  'cloYer.". It means honey and  cream���rthat is to,say, industry and  contentment,, that, is to say,- the  happy bees in perfumed fields���and  at the cottage gate "Old,Boss," the  bountiful, serenely chewing satisfaction's 'cud in that blessed twilight pause that, like a.benediction,  falls between all toil and sleep.  This clover makes me dream of  happy Jhours,- of childhood's rosy  cheeks, of dimpled babes, of [wholesome, loving wives, of honest men,  of springs and - brooks aud violets,  and all, there is of stainless ioy in  peaceful human life.    *  A wonderful word is v clover!  Drop the.'c' 'and you have the happiest .of mankind. Take away the i  'c' and 'r' and you have left the  only thing that makes , a heaven of  this dull and barren earth. Cut off  the 'ir' alone, and there remains a  very deceitful bud that sweetens the  breath and keeps peace iu countless  homes whose masters frequent clubs.  After all,'Bottom .was right,   'Good  ,    .FREIGHT',RATES.  The ��� Red " Line Transportation  Co. will inaugurate a sled or wagon  overland stage- and freighting 'service between, Bennett and Lower  LaBarge as'soon as the ice freezes  on the lakes. .       f   '   ~  The projected rates from Bennett!  are as follows:  Passenger Rates;' Bennett to Caribou? $5; to Lower LaBarge, $40.  Baggage, aud Express���-Bennett  to Caribou, 2 1-2 cents per pound;  to Closeleigh, 7 1-2 cents per pound;  to Lower LaBarge, 12 1-2 cents per  pound.'  Freight���Bennett 'to Caribou,- 1  1-2 cent per pound; to Closeleigh,  5 cents per pound;'to" Lower La  Barge, :o,cents personnel. , ,  GATS $400 A TON.   -  Two weeks, ago oats were selling  for $400 a .ton in Dawson. Meat,  was worth 70 cents a pound by the  carcass,- meaning-wholesale, -so the  juicy porterhouse in th'e Klondike  capital must* be far up the scale.  At Bennett meat is worth only t 5  cents- a pound, but the long intervening distance and the impassible  condition of the trail' make it im-  possible 'to send' beef to the interior  capital now.        ' ,  It is ventured by local men, says  a Dawson exchange, that-oats will  go to 40 cents in Dawson.  much pains to erect.   .Still   no sign  of sympathy from the Admiral.   lie  dilated., on  the indignities they had  suffered at .the  hands  of the,- king  and    his    minions.    The   Admiral  listened  calmy and carelessly.     He  made a grand peroration   in   which  he   declared  the  missionaries  had  been   "ostracised" by the king, and  moreover  that  he had caused their  sacerdotal functions to   be  cut  off.,  "What!"   roared the Admiral,  "he-  has cut off your, your, what do you  call(e,ms, has, he?"    "Yes,   sir,   lie  has cut off? our sacerdotal   fund ions ,  entirely.!', ?"Ftrst'Ueulciiant," bellowed the Admiral, "beat  to  quar-  lers and clear   the  ship   for .action  immediately."' Turning lo4he now  astounded missionaries,-he exclaimed, ,"I never did   like, your -black  breed ofxattle, but all the same you  are' American  citizens,   and I'll be "  damned'' if; Admiral  Walker's the  man to stand bye and see American  citizens mutilated.  Count'' Von Moltke ' has been  granted, 'a_ft 'divorce.- ,yThe decree  places the guilt ou the wife.  The Jacques Cartier Bank;-Montreal, which suspended payment in  J illy, last,' Has resumed- business.  hay, sweet'hay, hath no fellow.'  ROBERT G. INGERSOLL".  ���Philadelphia Times.  The manager at  Dawson   of the  ��� Canadian Bank of Commerce,   who  is visiting the coast, when asked as  to the amount of the- season's  output of gold from the  Yukon,   stated that his bank had  shipped  out,  including a million   now  at  Skagway, S4,400,000, and that,   he  calculated,   was    about  one-fourth  of  the output, which   he  estimates  at  $iS,000,000.     "Of course," he added,   "the   royalty   returns  do  not  indicate  such  an   amount.    Many  dollais' worth of native gold conies  out of the Klondyke on   which   no  royalty   is paid.    Much is stolen by  the men w orking in the  mines,   by  I ivmen   aud day laborers, and none  of this gold pays a, royalty.    It  is  smuggled out ��f the country." The  Bank  of Commerce  is  said  to be  considering the  advisabiiirv   of establishing  a branch at Cape Nome..  ON THE MAIN LINE.      -  f It  is  stated  that  the   Canadian  Pacific Railway .contemplates .making a change in   their  entrance  to  Vancouver, the road's   Pacific  terminus.-   Instead of proceeding .direct to   Vancouver  from   Westmin:  ster Junction, as at present, it is understood that the road , will  be  diverted' to  New   Westminster,. and j  thence  to Vancouver, "making New j  Westminster  a station ou the. main j  line.  . Direct- *��� to. .Vancouver,^ in.  - - -i*:; I'--~.    ',���.-,.���.,'-  /Three, Days      t- '  s>& ctTcn  5TH,  16TH    AND    "26TH  EACH   MONTH.  OF  A.   Ii.  BAKER,   Agent,  G. R. R. Office, Skagway  A moral wave has struck Ross^  ���land. The scarlet women have  been notified that they must move  an: and another sweeping  iunova-  RACE FOR A CLAIM. -  The details of a race for a rich  Dominion claim came to light in  evidence before the Gold Commissioner, Mr. Seukler, in a contest  for possession of a hillside claim  opposite the lower half of No. 36  below lower left limit" ou Dominion  creek. The facts were that the  claim, because of non-representation, became subject to relocation  in June last. One man staked it  at 12:1 o'clock, and was followed  one minute later by another; three  minutes afterwards a third man  joined in and added his stakes to  the others; within another ten minutes he was followed by a fourth  and at 12:30 the'final staking was  done by a fifth man. A peculiar  feature of the affair was the fact  that only two of the men saw one  another at the claim.  After staking  came  the  race  roj spokesman narrated how they   had  HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y  PENSE. ,  Iu the early days of -the present  century, Admiral Walker was one  of the best known and best liked of  all the officers of the United States  navy. He was a typical old-time  sailor, bluff and hearty, would fight  for the fun of it and give his last  dollar to an antagonist after he had  licked him, and withal had a contempt for Webster's Unabridged  and such like shore rubbish.  It happened  once  that  the   Admiral's  duty called him to that Pa.-  . * '  *  cine  paradise,   Honolulu,   a'nd  the  anchor had hardly dropped before  his ship was boarded by a- delegation of American Methodist 'missionaries who came to complain of  the harsh and 'arbitrary methods  adopted by the king, Kamehame-  ha. ��� The old Admiral had no particular liking for missionaries, iu  fact, was rather opposed to them as  a class, and listened to their tale of  woe  very unsympathetieally.    The  BROWNLEE & LOWRY  J. H. Brownlee, P. I. S., D. L. S.  R. C. Lowry, A. M. I. C. E.  Civil and Hydraulic Engineers,.  Xand'Surveyors.  , . Peart - Strket, .Atlin, B. C. .  the Recorder's office at Dawson, 45  miles'away. The last man who  staked arrived first in Dawson at 11  o'clock the same day. Of course  each  man  considered he  was  en-  been hooted and jeered at. No response from the Admiral. He went  011 to describe how the Honolulu  mob had proceeded to demolish the  mi?sion church tliev had l>een at so  THE'NORTHERN HOTEL.  ���    "     FIRST STREET.  The biggest house in Atlin.  ���Everything first-class.  Thagard   &   Turney," Proprietors.  & Shot-Gunsn Rifles, Revolvers and every description of Sporting Goods  '   at  TISDALjL'S fiUN STORE  VANCOUVER. &  Catalogue mailed on application. X '  LIST YOUR  LOTS'AT '  ���Ranf'a Joiies)'  :   OLDEST  KSTABUSHKD  BROKERS���  OF ATLIN.  Agents for the John Irving Na-  gation Company.  Pearl St., Atuv, B. C.  -F-' .   -  -f<! V       * " If,  M  n  SATURDAY,   DECEMBER 9, 1899.  GRFAT WASTE OF COLD.  "I don't believe the men who were  rocking on'the beach/saved Inoie  then one-third of the gold the  gra\ el they handled actualh carried.  In other'words, I mean to say that  I beli\e,there'is twice as much gold  in Cape Nome beach tailings as was  taken out."    '_ - ���  T. ' B. St'raveiv a mechanical  engineer, resident of Portland, made  these observations 'recently. He  came on the Aloha from Cape Nome,  where he was highly successful.  His holdings are valued'-by some of  Cape Nome pioneers at #250,000.  They include twenty-three claim0,  fourteen of which are tundra claims.  ' ''Late in the fall of 1808 Straven  sought , to  reach   Dawson  ou  Pat  no    farther , through   a   grindstone  (unless  it  has  a1 hole  thiough it)v  than anyone else, but w.e   hope   his  recoid as a Zadkiel will be kept up.  The steamer -Alpha, Capt. Bu-  chol/., airi\cd at Nome fiom Vancouver, on' Oct. 20.  One' ,hundred ,,and^ :twenty-fiv'c  dollars were raised at Nome recently, in four minutes by 'the watch,  for hospital purposes.       -="  ...THE KOOTENAY...  ''      ��� BAR  ELEG AN TLY FURNISED"  BACHJvLOR   , APARTMENTS.  . Rooms with Brussels carpets,   '  a' stove in each, aud all accessories.  Billiard and Pool .Table's. -  JACK   BYRON,- Prop.  -   J    -. lit       ' '  PINE TREE MOTEL.  DISCOVERY, B. C.  shelter under .the 1 r^e  Finest of liquors.    Good  stabling.  Galvin's  liver steamer   Yukon,   of  which he was chief engineei.    The  Yukon   leached   Russian    mission,  where she was compelled on account  of the ice to go into winter quarters.  Iu February Straven  heaid   of the j  Cape     Nome      strike.  - He   abau- .  doned his position, hired two Indian 1  guides ai d,started for Cape   Nome, j  about 500 miles bv the com se taken, 'When you come.to Discmery take  ���" where he arrived in  March.-   Since  'then he has aquired by location and  'purchase over a score of claims.  Straven deft the district to purchase  -mining- machinery with which   to  operate his tundra properties. ,Dur-  ��� ingi ,vthe . winter ,, he .hopes - to  evolve.from iiis mechanical brain a  device that will save'all the gold, 110-  matter how fine, containd in the  beach sands. He says he is confident such an appliance can be perfected, and that with it-a- man -can  make the mony he wants simply by  working refuse dirt.   > '    ,  Straven reports that the little  steam tug Nattie Farfington which  he formerly owned, was driven  ashore and wrecked near Cape Nome  a few days before the < Aloha sailed.  'It'was only eight days priorito her  -loss that hersold.the vessel.  J PRINCIPAL   BATH   HOUSE  AND .LAUNDRY.  Best  Equipped  Establishment  ��� in Atlin. '   -  Lake Street, near Sawmill. -  TULES   EGGERT  Swiss  Watchmaker.  TO ATLIN. ���     -  '-    ' ' T  Editor Claim:  Sir, ���Will  > ou kindly allow the  members of Harmony   Club  space  to insert t,he ,following invitation:    ' 1  Pine City, Dec. 5, 1899.     I  "Harmony Club extends  to  the ,  citizens   of .Atlin  an   invitation  to j  their social to be given on the even-'  ing of-Dec.   12th,   at  8:30, at   McDonald's Hall.  Everything free.  Has charge of government instruments.    First street, Atlin.  "In' A. ��>. Crov>' Store.  THE   -ALASKA    FLYER  '65 hoiirs'to Seattle.  "S.S. HUMBOLDT"  Due at" Skagway  Tuesday,   Dec. < 26,   1899.  "Leaves Skagway every Ten Days  for Seattle ,and   British  Columbia  ports.    Buy your tickets at the office  of Pacific Clipper Line,.Skagway.  W. H. TRIGGS, Agent.  Comfortably furnished rooms  and excellent board at reduced rates for the wintei.  Call and investigate.  BRITISH HOTEL,  Corner First and Discoverv.  METEOROLOGIC AL.  The  district   has   been    favored  with an exceptionally   mild winter,  so   far  as  it has  go,ne.      The  air  keeps mild, and  even   occasionally  balmy, and overcoats still hang, on  the  peg.      The    coldest, snap   yet  recorded was on tlie 25th October,  when   the thermometer registered 5  above.-, During ,the  entire   month  of November it  never  fell   below  10 and ranged  very  steadily   from  -��, t,o   30.    Even    in    the   piesent  .month it showrs no signs  of retrograding, M) far,   and  the  lake presents   no   traces of freezing.     Perhaps   we  are  in   for one of those  mild   winters   which aie traditional  amongst    the    Indians,    \\ hen  the  lake    keeps   "'open,      -Taku   Jack  thinks this'is going td be  the  case  this season, bit Taku Jack can see  Iv�� *-*���  Funeral   Director   and  Em balm er  Third and Discover\-,    Atliii  B. C.  Bodies Klnbiiliued for Shipment a Specialty   I  Orders on tdiort notice.  All kinds of  Funeral Supplies nt reason- i  nlile rutes. ���    '  When iii Atlin stop  .   .  at the .  .  OLYMPIC HOTEL  *' First  Street.  Headquarters   for   Lemp's St.  Louis-Lager Beer.  First class Restaurant in'connection.  A. BU-RKE,  Manager.  ���> -   ,'  .   r  '-  Fine Job Printing at  The Claim  .���'>.  ���-     > rrmt jtj^jjV-AJt-f i���1 ~ ivi- k. J"-"- J  ATLIN,    B.   C,   SATURDAY,    DECEMBER 9.  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  St. Andrew's Pronto terltm ohiin-h hold hci-  \i<-(."i in the Arctic Brotherhood Hull, Second  street between'I'minor and Puurl, on Snn-  1 day ut 10:80 n. m.und 7:150 p.m. Suncluy school  i��t 2:30 p.m. Kcv..lohii I'l'iiifjlc, H. A., minister.  Church of Kn^hind scr\ ices will he held  nt corner Ti-uinor mid Third stroets ou Suu-  il.ty at II it. ni. ami 7:1(0 p. m. , ,  The many friends of  Mr.   I).   S.  Norton, late of Spruce,   will   learn  ' with, regret that he received twef  telegrams on Monday last announc-  . ing the dangerous illness of his  wife at Los Angeles, Cal. Mr.  Norton started for home on Wed-  ~ nesday morning, and we trust he  will have a safe and speedy trip  and find upon his arrival that  things are brighter than at present seeming. '    ���  Pilgrims   from  Atlin to the outer  world   are    having  a   pretty    hard  time  of it   lately.      The Japanese  ' party   got lost for three days on the  north   side   of the  hike,   suffering  great  privations,    in    fact, _ a   cold  s11tip would have  been  the  end  of  them.      Now  comes   Mr.   Young,  who  on   his  way out with Messrs.  ��� Vickers  and'Heal,   tumbles   overboard into the icy watcis  of Taku  Lake, was rescued by his" comrades  and reaches Byron's hostelry   more  dead than alive.    Then'Mr. Baker,  the   well-known   prospector,   takes  his turn and  goes  plump   through  the  new  ice  up  to his neck somewhere   near  Golden   Gate,   is  also  'rescued,  contracts rheumatism, aud  has to hirple into  Log   Cabin with  the aid of >a stick  and  a  blessing  from  on   high. '   It   behooves   all  - travellers    to   exercise the  utmost  ���caution'until the cold weather  sets  in for good and the ice gets   into  a  safe condition.  x     Fresh fish at Parsons Produce Co.  One of the best articles for good  health is a wholesome loaf of bread  at 12 cents, and'a first class meal at  50 cents at the Pioneer Bakery.  ��� Fresh fish at Parsons Produce Co.  By reference to another colunn it  will be seen that the people of Pine  have extended an invitation to ��� the  residents of Atlin'to join them in  their entertainment and dance to  be held at Pine City Tuesday evening next. A large number have  ���signified their intention of going.  Talk about hard times! Why,  we could tell our readers 'of .a certain, unpretentious little shack not  ���"steen" blocks from Discovery  ������street, where no less,, than five  lioble plum puddings are dangling  h\ all their saccharine glory from  the ridge pole. We think it would  be unwise to designate the locality  .nuore clearly until we have had  ���ehance at them ourselves.  J.   D.   Thagard  aud   D.    Hastie  Ipntineight'days on their recent trip  E. F. McFeely,   manager  of the  well-known house of McLennan   &  McFeely,   intends to take a trip out  to the coast next week.,  Well, Ed.  deserves a holiday, and it is useless  to say that he   will   overlook   vantage  giound   when   the  current  is  turned on.    Some, say there will be  two tickets punched on   the  return  trip; others that he has heard   of a  new figure in  the cake  walk  and  will   bring it back with him in time  for  the  spring  appearance  of the  mastodons. -'-'He  will   make Vancouver  the ^objective point, and re';  main away about six weeks. '  . Fresh fish at Parsons Produce Co.  An exceedingly beautiful album  was presented to Gold Commission;  er Graham 'by the Government  staff" ou the eve of his departure for  the coast. The book, which contains 73 views and a panoramic' of  Atliii, ,~ is 8x10, and artistically  mounted. ICvery local view of 'interest is herein represented, from  Channel mountain-'across the," lake  to the Government staff in winder  apparel in front of -the Government  office, Atlin. The work, the production of Mr. S.'A. Smythe, photographer and manufacturer, is indeed something that has - not been  equaled in Atliii so far. It is understood the album will accompany  a prominent personage to the Paris  exposition next year.      .       -\'jr.  Freslr fish at Parsons Produce Co.  P. BURNS & CO.,  Wholesale��� ��'  Cor x i-:r  and   -   Retail   -   Butchers.  First   and" Pearl   Streets.  Builders' Hardware, Miners' Supplies,  Tinware,  Graniteware,  Etc., Etc. '��� ���  -' /     "TINSHO'P   f-N   CONNECTION. ���'   >  1 BIOS. DUNN  & CO. (Limited.)  FIRST STREET  ' ATLIN, B. C. ,  THE GRAND  HOTEL  "D"  SHOULD  BE  LOOKED   INTO.  Editor Claim:.  Sir,���Our fire inspectors would  do well to make note of the stovepipes which protrude from the"roofs  of certain > residences iu the town  and nightly belch forth millions of  sparks and lighted cinders, which  are borne on the wind and deposited on their neighbors' buildings.  This is particularly noticeable along  the lake front of Block 17. Although complaints have beeu made  repeatedly by the neighbors,. the  owners of those fire distributors  have paid no attention to the matter. The remedy is so simple that  they should be compelled to adopt  it. Their pipes evidently run |  straight up from the stove and the  back damper is either kept drawn  out or has been burnt out of the  stove, and so their neighbors' property lies at the mercy of their carelessness. Citizen.  Atliu, Dec. 7, 1899.  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL ,IN THJ�� NORTH.- < EVERYTHING  '.    '   CONDUCTED'IN   FIRST-CLASS  MANNER. * '*      \  Rice & Hastie, Proprietors;- David Hastie, Manager.  .  ���     [''���'���     ''i.  'Corner of-First and'Discovery Streets. ."."..  Donavan���"No, I was a police  officer once for two weeks "and I  didn',t get,any." . ���   '  a piano solo by Mr. -Pilling, followed  by- Franz Abt's famous "Treue  i Liebe,'' sung - as a/ quartette,   and  Yon weren't ou to vour  * Pan ���  job.'' ' ' ":    *  Donavan���" Maybe not."  This " incident closed," the ^salaries   were  reduced  and" >" then  the  mavor stated that "Mr. Wirt ofthe  1  hospital wanted the city, council -to  give assurance that'he should have  the city patients at $5 per,day,"-but  the mayor had told Dr. Wirt that if  the other hospital could take care of  the patients for a less sum he would  not get them. ..The council then  adjourned.       ,  Nome should be 'like Atlin' and'  have no police  NO TIPS  The   following,  THERE,  taken   from  "SANDYV ON-THE TRAIL. ,'  Archie W. Shiels," of the .B. A.  C.,-has had two telegrams from the  pilgrims who intercepte'd St. Andrew's at the,Gate,' Thursday* week.  The first said grave fears were entertained as to "Sandy's" mind,'  for, on their departure from the  Gate the following morning, while  "Sandy" was pulling himself across  the , lake om his all-fours, he was  heard mumbliug:  So  young, so sweet, so frail and so  fair;  Handle, oh handle,   "with the greatest 'of care;  Let hunger or cold   come not near  his person,  is   "Saudv"  ���from here to Log Cabin.  fi,   ^.^v...   .x~...  the I., .       ,   .  0 ., i hor a superior   being  1  Cape Nome   iNews    council   report' .. ���,  , ' .   1 McPherson.  of a late date, shows that   Nome  is 1  away behind the age in tHie  matter  of tipping . its  police.     They  pay  their men $180  a   month,   and the  C. D. Newton, the popular me'Nj hitter complain that as they receive  eliaut of Pine City, was in Aflin|��o rake-off they are unable to live  <Ou   Tuesday, showing around some jon   ^h'ls  figure;  taken   from  The second telegrawa came from  Rosselli, and reads:  "What remains of Sandy comes  on later on the mail cart; Expect  his- funeral at sea. Easy three and  a half day trip to Bennett."      9  ifine nuggets that were  Wilknv creek last week,- He left  'one al this office, a veritable beauty,  :as n reminder of mining in Decem-  Iber in lhe district. We have had  :a score or two of nuggets presented  'to us during the summer months";  Ibut this early "winter variety possesses untold charm, since it fills up  the incomplete circle around our  ifrightly-polished 'horseshoe  da'i'jles h:'-r<">t'c our cabin door..  "Then    came    the      matter   ot I  reducing salaries of police   offiicers. ;  THE SCHOOL CONCERT.,  Lowe moved, seconded by Pen-i . The concert iu aid of the. School  ningtou that the salaries be fixed I Fund came off last evening iu the  temporarily at .$180 a month. Dam j A. B. Hall and was patronized  thought $180 a liberal salary at this {with a liberality commensurate  time. Donavan said a man could ! with the worthiness of the object,  not live on #180 a month when he | The hall was well filled, the con-  had to pay $2 a meal. Policemen | cert quite up to the mark, aud,  get $r j.<5 outside, besides a rake-off; best of all, the School Fund will be  that j which they didn't get heir.  I.'am ���  "I >on'l Ihev:'"  'well sung too,-- by .Messrs.' Lumsden,  Wollaston; Pringle and Stephenson.  Dr. Lewis'gave a -recitation," <"The  picture on"the'floor, V "as. only   Dr.,"  Lewis  can.v. Mr.   Stables'   "Mary  of Argyle,"   was  encored   aud  he  gave"   "Roy's  wife,"   in   response.0  Mr.   ������ Stables', 'forte, is - humorous  Scottish song.    Let" him  "make  a  note onJt"    ��� "Larboard ' Watch,"  .by Messrs.   fLumsden.:jand^Wollas-  "to'ri  was"'"finely rendered?  as  was  also Miss -Eva   Brownlee's. lullaby .  song  with   baby    accompaniment.  Rev. Pringle recited, the..deeds  of  that doughty, old Elizabethan, hero,  .Sir  Richard Grenville,, "and, how he  .fought his ship. against, a  Spanish  fleet in a way .to  make  a. Briton's  blood "' tingle.     "Mrs.,   . Stephenson-  ended  the first.part .with the "Kentucky Baby'' sweetly and naturally  and had to respond to an encore.  1   The second,part was' opened  by  .Mr.   Lumsden in a grand rendering  of "The"Lost Chord,'" and Mr. No-  yes''whistling solo brought-forth an  unanimous encore.  Mr. Wollaston sung "Pull Away"  with "Will o7 the Wisp" for an encore iu his verj' best manner.  "Matrimony," a recitation by Miss  Violet Molyneux was'reallj- funny  and' that young.lady did it full justice. "Scenes That are Brightest,"  the ever popular song from ' 'Mari-  tana," "was Mrs. Gregory's contri- ,  bntion. 'She was followed by Mr.  Wells, the "Dominie," in "A-countryman's experience of Paderews-  ki,". which .'was. the ,gem of" the  evening aud brought forth unstinted applause and an encore. -Rev. ���  Pringle wound up the concert with  the ' basso ��� song, - "The Queen's  Highway,'1 butdecjined an encore,  remarking that it was a, good plaA  to leave well enough alone.  Asocial dance followed.  augmented about <.i 15.  Tin- prnvruminc commenced with  Mr. J. S. Harvey, late of the  W. P. ,& Y. R.,' and a former resident of Atlin, was married to Miss  Mabel Gaudin, at Victoria last  week.  S ���


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