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 1 s 1  ''1   I  r  y i  <\  i  r  [v/  lir  ���.((,���  i, >  VOL,.  ATLIN, B.'C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY' 3,    iyoo.  NO.--41.  IS  n  <i  McLeniian* Mcf eely and Co.  f (LlMITI'D.) '    1  Paints,  Gils, Varnishes,  Builders' Hardware,  Sash and Doors,  Tinware, [Graniteware,, ��rockery  All "kinds of. Tinsinith work done.      ! ���        ' ' *  Corner of First and Pearl Street.  IN THE-lR.iNSVAAL.  rleavy Reinforcements on the Way  to the Front.     '   -   ,  BlAGKftMITH'S  COAL.  .... FRESH   NEW   GOODS   JUST  IN....  J. M. Clair BSackett and Co.  1 / '     '���        ���  ��� *    <,.     ,        jLargi'st and Bkst.Skw'cted Stock oi* ,_  Groceries, Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils, Boots and  Shoes, Rubber Goods and Miners' Supplies.  IRON   STORE    -    -    -    -<--   -,.COR.   1ST  AND  TRAY NOR  ANSWERS TO CORRESPON-  .   t * DENTS.  - .Bisley���,Your remark that all the  the ladies', had .shut their e-.es  whilst pulling tngger at the late  rif e aatch is a great calumny on  t'ne better sex. Not more than  one hall of them did so.   -  F. O.  L.���What have you done  with the other letter, of your name?  - Olympus���Your   verses" on    "A  shingling bee"are hardly up to oui  - Hr-iik: --Whilst-concurring in-vou-"  s * '  sentiment  that  "The handiest  man    who   o'er    handled   a  shitifrle  Is oui loved friend the Rev. John Jones,"  yet v\e must state the poverty of  the rhyme is altogether inexcusable.  Try again,'keep on trying for 50 or  60 re-incarnations and possibly you  may ultimately find out the inner  gist of Tennyson's sublime lines���  " 'Tis as hard for some to be a poet  As for a sheep to be a go-at.''  Mush  On���Wants to know  the  best remedy for   Dolichocephalosis,  a disease vulgarly  knevvn  as   Big-  head.    This  not being strictly  in  our line, we had the query   turned  over to our horse editor, , whose answer is hereby  given:    "This  disease, wliicl? is unfortunately a very  common one, is   caused   by an   abnormally    co -centrated    engender-  .ment  or" gases  iu   the   cavities  of  the head, puffing up  that  membei  and, as a cou'equerce,   leading the  unfoi tut ate sufferer i:*.to many vagaries  which   principally   take  the  form  of a ridiculously exaggerated  estimate cf the patient's   oun  personal appearance and  attainments  The disease is always accompanied  by a tenuousness of the skin,   producing exceeding fretfulness   when  touched in any manner.    The most  effectual   care    hitherto   found   is  acupuncture   with a pointed   piece  of caustic.    This allows the unnatural gases to escape, and whilst the  patient   is   very   wroth   with   the  operator  for   a  short   while,    yet,  when his normal sense of The fitness  of things is restored (if he has  any  normal sense at all)   he will   grate-1  been    to' him,   "cruel- onlv  to  be  kind."   "     _    ''  * Klatawa���You .'don't break tht  law by killing moose out of season','  but you do when,}on are caught i;  the act.    See the difference? r>*   *  D ulcinea del Tobosd asks ���' 'Who,  in your opinion, is the handsomest  man   in   town?"    ' Well,    Dulcie,  dear;   that  is   rather an  awkward  I/-/   ������ * ,    .  . , ,,        f  question and  modesty forbids ,0111  uiswering it, but  have^ yau   really  l-ievcr been-in the Claim office?- -���  Lord Strathcona Outfitting  400  1  Canadian   Rough-Riders.  besieged.  GIVEN A SURPRISE.  On , Monday    evening   about   y  o'clock,    a     muffled    aud     veiled  .crowd  of about   50-people   could  have been   seen  stealthily   stealing  along the  shadow}*  side  of   First  street.     No tones were used louder  than   a pig's whisper aud evidently  an enterprise ot  great pith and moment was being  put in   execution.  On arrival   at  Pearl   the  object  of  the conspiracy was revealed,   for  a  dash was made on the  Bank  of B.  N.   A., which was carried by storm  and    a   lodgment   effected.      The  stormers had a  large  commissariat  of pies, cakes, ice cream, &c, &c,  and   the  whole thing stood  forth  plainly in sight as  a   farewell  surprise party   to   Mr.   Anderson,   the  late manager.    A most uproariously  good  evening was had, all sorts  of games being brought into requisite 1, and it was not   until an   adduced shour   that   the  last handshake  and God Bless You was given Mr Anderson.    This gentleman  cai ries with him  the  warmest   per-  sonal regards of every  one  for  his  quiet, modest, unassuming demeanor and business abilities.  The independent companies at  Rosslaud, Nelson, Kamloops, Kas-  lo and Revelstoke become a portion  of a corps styled the "Rocky Mountain Rangers."  The    number  of miners  in   the  Slocan  camp who are British  sub  jects,   and therefore eligible to vote,  juilly thaulv the physic; in   who has I does not exceed 350.  (The following is a digest of war  news furnished by the Atliu News'  Association, up t^ Feb. 1):  London, Jan. 26..���General,-Buller reports to the War Office ���  "Warren's tiepps last night occu-  jied Spmkop mountain, surprising  a small garrison of the enerm  ���-vhich is now held,b> us.' W^e were  'iea\ily attacked, especially .with  \ery annoying shell fire. I fear  our casualties are considerable and  f have to inform 1 you with., regre'.  iliat* General Woodgate was dan-  gerouslv wounded.    General   War-  ren is of the  opinion  that',he   has  , i.      ^    1-, ~ .., *   -  rendered the enemy's, position   untenable."     - '  British losses ud to date, accord-  ing-to Bullet's -last-list, totals-#,^2i6  iiien. ,.",._ ~ , _ ,  . .*The Boer losses. to idate,,��� including \'2jooo casualties daring the last  attack upon Lad\ smith', total 6,42-;.  The Boer forces entrenched -near.  Colesburg number from 6,000 to  7,000 men, besides a strong force at  Norval's Point.  HEAVY    FIGHTING.  Later reports from Gen. Warren's engagement at Spinkop show-  that the enemy's position was only  carried by .the most determined  bravery on the part of the British  troops. Gen. W^oodgate's death  was terribly avenged by his command. The loss sustained by the  Boers is the severest" of the campaign, the,whole force, to a man,  ha\ing been swept away. Fresh  troops were sent rp to replace  them. ~ *  AT  AX   KARr.Y   DAT!*.  London, Jan. 27. ��� Of all the  African points where the British  at present are operating against,  Ladysmith commands the most (attention. This is the one great objective point the British populace  look forward to. Buller's appaient  slowness is meeting with universal  approbation, as it shows that his  perfection of every detail in the  game he is playing will be handsomely rewarded. The latest from  the front shows that the siege is  not so active the health of the  troops good, aud the garrison can  hold out for several months, if  necessary.  Heavy reinforcements for Buller,  consisting of artillery, cavaln* and  infantry, have arrived at Durban,  and are well to to the front,by now.  An engagement is expected momentarily.  Train loads  of provisions,  jam,  lo be 111 readiness for the  1     OOiM   PAUL   COMPLAINS.  ' -   .��  "   Cape 'Town, Jan. 27.���Piesideut  Xiugerhas conijlained lo President  Sleyne that manv Free  Staters   rc-  " f)  mained" in   their   tents  at   ModcUr  River, while the Boers  fought  the ���  British.    Disagreement between the  Boers and luee Srateis is said lo be  acute.  IN  THK   I'AR   EAST.  1 ,  r Loudon, Jan. 27.���Chinese and  Japanese achiccs indicate that Russia is unmistakably levc-aling^her  hand in the far east. The China  Gazette siys, that taking advantage  of England's pressing engagement's  in>South Alrica, the -'Russian vgovernment,    through    its "consul   at*  *      *-*  , "        1  'Haukovv, has presented its  ckims  to the Jaidme Matheson concession,  ' 1 i  making the demard for the property-in the most peremptory manlier. / The Russ.au representative,  claims that the question of disputed  ownership of the laud has baeu absolutely decided in favor of Ins government and he has announced his  intention of .taking forcible possession without' further .negotiations.  His actions aie said ,to tha\e o^eu  extremeh highhanded- and the re-  lations between . the s two -government representatives are strained to,'  i   '  \ ���-'      1 . ��� - v       '   *'~  the breaking point.  . ROUGII-IsI-WBRSl--'ROMs,GANAA'>-*--* *  Montreal,' Jan 27.���Lord Strathcona is fitting out 400 Rough. Riders from Canada to serve^in South*  Africa at his own" expense. Recruiting is now actively  going  on.  PERSONALS.  J. H. Richardson left on * Wednesday morning' for a visit to Vancouver for, the purpose of laying in  a summer stock.  J.    Anderson   left Sor the  coast  on Wednesday morning;  '    Mr. A. Burke   left  outwards  on  Tuesday for a business trip to Skagway.  Judge Woods left ou Tuesday for  Bennett where he will dispose of  some 15 cases. ' ,  Dr. Mitchell, late of Discovery,  writing to a friend at the latter  place from Dublin, stated that he  would bz in Atliu the middle af  February.  si on  '1*  SHORT   PIECES.  The French   have  taken posstE-  of    Kwang-'Jhau-Wmi    bay-"  They sunk two   Chinese  gunboatc.  The  Great  Northern  is   having*  trouble with its freight men   anil  a  strike is in the air.  Kid McCoy knocked out Peter  Maher at Stafeu Island 01 thi iicia  December.  The Bundarsrath seizure turns  out to be several cise> of hunting  rifles.  Greenwood is sending a company  to join the B. C. contingent lor   tbe  '     ',-'���'  / ,  r    t  ��� t    -  ���" <   t.  ���* v **  f- v *"'- "*���  *   1  '    vl  [&.c, have been, ordered to the front, ' Transvaal.  *���������<���''-  l^^^^MM^^^^^^^^^^^^M ,y  "J  u  fj  :,?  a  -.Ji  ri  ui  "t  .j.  <���,'.  fii  ���r"  ATLIN,    B.   C,   SATURDAY,     FEBRUARY' --.  I  'iji  l-n  I  I*".'1  hj  111*  11  '   Tin-   Atlin  Claim.  Published   (ivory    Saturday   mni-niiiK   hy  Tin*. Ati.in Claim Vuiiukhino fJ<>.  Ottici; oT publication:  Second betweem Tniiisor iiml I'vnrl Streets.  Advert it>iii^ rates Hindu known on upplica-  t ion.  Tho .subscription price is .*l a year |>uv-  ithle in advance. No pitpnr will lxi dplivi-red  unless t licho conditions are complied with.  The giving out ol\the contract to  Messrs. Sinclair & Brown for half a  million feet of lumber for hydraulic  purr oses, by the Wright Creek Hydraulic Mining Co., nnrks the com-  , inenceuient of a new era  in   Allin's  development     It is , the  beginning  of a time of haul,   solid,   concrete  facts and bears  no  relation   to  the  many   beautiful   optimistic  dreams  which  have    been' in   vogue,   but  which have no  substantial   foundation.     "Facts are chiels that winna'  'ding an' 'daurna' be disputed," and  it  is-a fact that at last British capital,   in large amounts and confident  of success, is going  to   exploit   our  - hydraulic mines in a thorough manner.    '  It is no blind venture on the part  of the company, as' engineers of  mature experience have thoroughly  tested the mines with a result so  favorable, that despite the frightful  ' stringency of the English money  market consequent on the African  war, funds necessary for the works  were' forthcoming in ��� short order.  As' an assurance that - the mines  will be worked iii a'proper business  way, it is onlv necessary to. men-  ��� ion that Mr. -E. C. Hawkins, of  the WHiite Pass Railway, represents  the British capital -at this "end and  his record as a pusher is not to be  'gainsaid.  With the commencement of work  proper by this com pan}', others will  be induced to fall into line and the  good work go bravely on. What  with the vast amount of hand  placer ground practically untouched, the numerous and promising  quartz locations, and big companies  taking hold in good faith on our  hydraulics, t the. future welfare ot  Atlin is as sound as the Bank of  England. True, we have been a  .trifle dull this winter, which was  only natural after the big wave of  last summer and the fact that we  have been in the depression which  invariably follows, comes as a natural corollary. The second wave  of activity is now beginning to  make itself felt and' we say to all  those who had faith in the district  'and stuck to it, your faith will be  justified.  age to pick up in the rear.  The British war office is responsible for this. It has first practically  imprisoned the correspondents and  then taken away their writing materials. Thus bound; blindfolded  and gagged, the correspondents are  of about**as much use in South Al-  ica as if they had been sent (to the  north pole on a vacation.  Portugal, late despatches say, has  been thoroughly made to understand her position of neutrality in  South African matters, and henceforth no more^munitions of war will  be allowed to cross ,the Transvaal  border. This step has been ren-  dered necessary by the , large  consignments of war material that  have.been finding their way to the  Boers since Kruger's ultimatum.  Delagoa Bay has'been a stumbling  block in the way of the   British  in  ir  Africa, and her action in not putting down her foot on this international discourtesy sooiier, is perhaps  in keeping with the lack of' foresight displayed in the past in not  securing possession or control of  this strip of territory before hostilities commenced. Portugal, too, it  must he apparent, has lost the best  opportunity' she 'will ever" have  of disposing of 'her real estate to a  good customer. No matter what  the outcome of the war is, - Portugal will be' brushed away iu a much  easier way than the Spaniards were  from Cuba.  taken that the average time for a despatch from South Africa,to London  is between one and two hours, depending, of course, to a great extent  upon 'the number of words transmitted. Rouglily speaking, a cable  is capable of dealing with 150 to 200  letters a miuute^but it must be remembered that every word is spelled  in full, and that at each transmitting station the message is written  down in full by the receiver' before  it is re-transmitted.  ceased , was apparently something  over 60 years of age and has mined  all oyer 'British Columbia.' He  came here from Telegraph Creek  hist summer.     .-       ��� '    '  .   The U. S.   Government  propriated     $300,000"  -fo  houses in, Alaska.  has   ap-  ���   l light  Ex-Mayor John Grant, oi Victoria, who' was in the district for  several months last summer, says the  need of the Atliu district is< American miners ,and American" push,  which is an intimation' that a period of lethargy has set in since the  passage of the - exclusion act.  This is what was * predicted when  the law went into force, and it is  only a repetition of the depression  which followed the enforcement of  restrictive <. la\vs in the" ' Cariboo  country years ago.     -  ���T.HE ���  Canadian Bank...  ...of Commerce  1 * ���  Corner Second and Pearl Streets."-  '  1      *   ,  '   *    - -    ���-' 1 ���  '   gold assayed,       '       ' * .  purchased or takkn on  Consignment.  ��� "Exchange sold on all the principal -points in Europe, the United  States and Canada.' l   ,  The glory of the war correspondent has been taken away. His  light has been put out as a snuffer  puts out a candle. It is estimated  that nearly 200 representatives ol  newspapers, hailing from all parts  of the world, have gone to South  Africa for the purpose of describing  to the readers of their various journals the fighting between the British  ancl the Boers.  But this great aggregation of war  correspondents might just as well  have remained at home. In the  first place, the correspondents are  not allowed to go to the front. In the  second place, they are allowed to  send almost nothing at all in the  way of news such as they cal1 man-  People who buy the papers, and  scan - the columns with fevered  haste to learn the latest intelligence  from the scene of action iu South  Africa, have little or no conception  of the manner in which the news is  gathered.  When there is a delay in the transmission of the news the public are  rather apt to blame the press repre-  entatives of the various papers with  the forces in South Africa; but in  the majority of instances the blame,  if any, is not directly due to the correspondents. It must not be forgotten that,by the International Convention of "t"75, made at'St. Petersburg  and since revised at a Conference at  BudaPesth in 1896, priority is given  to all Government telegrams. Then  igain, it must be remembered that  every press message despatched has  to go through the hands of the official censor, whose task must indeed  be an onerous one. v The ordinary  press rate for telegrams from South  Africa is now. is. ad. -a word, but'in  the endeavour lo accelerate the dispatch of their messages many of  the newspaper correspondents have  been paying the private rate of 4s.  per word.  When the war first broke out  messages were sent home from  South Africa by the east coast, via  Zanzibar as well as by the west coast,  via Sierra Leone. Since, however,  the east coast route broke down somewhere between Delagoa Bay and  Mozambique, the number of words  permitted to Press representatives  has been greatly curtailed.*  ��� War correspondents are now restricted to 150 words per day at the  full rates of trassmission, while at  the press rate 400 words may be sent.  Although messages at times come  What the cost of handling the  the. traffic of the White Pass and  Yukon Railway has been it is impossible to say here with any exactitude, but we question if the ratio  of expenditure will come, within 5  or 16 per cent, of a, vague estiT  tiinate of the Hon. S. Carr Glyn.  The r&ults attained by the company  during the short period it has been  working are so extraordinary, that  its success amply justify extensions  and the raising' of further capital.  Mr. W. B. Close, who has thoroughly examined the railway, was able to  thoroughly satisfy the shareh skiers  at the meeting this week ou every  essential point, and the high opinion expressed by him regarding  the prospect is endorsed ' by man}  others who have lately returned to  Europe.���B. C. Review Dec 23.'  "DO   NOT   BLAME -ME   FOR  THIS."  London, Jan. 16. ��� Lord Delaware, in a graphic description of  the battle of bloody Magersfontein,  says: "It is useless to'disguise the  fact that a large percentage of the  troops are losing heart, for the  campaign has been comprised of a  succession of frontal attacks on an  invisible foe, securely entrenched  and unreachable. Our men fought  admirably, but they were asked to  perform miracles. -Don't blame  them, and don't blame the gallant  general who was the first victim of  the terrible disaster which overcame  the Highland Brigade. They  marched in quarter column to their  doom. Gen. Wauchope's last  words, 'For God's sake, men, ��� do  not blame me for this,' will gladden  the hearts of his numerous   friends.  "There was no accord between  Gen. Methuen and Gen. Wauchope  in regard to the best method ol attack. Gen. Methlien's plans prevailed, and the mistake cost 700  men."  ASSAY OFFICE '    "  IN CONNECTION .  7 t  ���   < . FOR-GOLD DUST ONLY.  BROWNLEE & LOWRY  J. H. Brownlee, P. L. S., D. L. S.  ft. C. Lowry, A.M.I.CE.  Civil arid Hydraulic Engineers,  Land Surveyors.  Pearl Street, ��� Atlin, B. C.  LIST YOUR  LOTS AT  Rant & Jones,  '  OLDEST  ���      '    ESTABLISHED  ���      BROKERS   .  OF ATLIN.  Agents for" the John Irving Navigation Company.  ��� ,  Pearl St., Atlin, B. C.  E. L. PILLMAN  Funeral- Director   and  .- * - J-  "Embalmer"  Third.aud Discovery,    Atlin, B. C.  Bodies Embalmed for Shipment a Specialty  N Orders on short notice.  All kinds of Funeral Supplies at reasonable rutes.  -  TULES  Swiss  EGGERT  Watchmaker.  AN OLD-TIMER.  John Moore, the colored man  who was brought down from Pine  City to the hospital here, suffering  from paralysis, never recovered  consciousness aud passed peacefully  through much quicker,   it  may   be j away   on   Monday   forenoon.    De-  Has charge of government instruments.    P'irst street, Atlin.  In  A. S. Cross' Store. .  '  Comfortably furnished rooms  and excellent board at reduced rates for the winter.  Call-and investigate.  BRITISH HOTEL,  Corner First and Discovery.  THE    ALASKA    FLYER  65 hours to Seattle.  "S.S. HUMBOLDT"  Due at Skagway  Thursday, Feb. 24,   1900*  "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.  A.  i'   \  T>*  A  ([  4  ���' Ll  M  Wl Vy  I'  iV"  -'���&  J'l  t  , /  m  IS'  ���hi  /  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1900.  ���   WAUCHOPE'S   FUNERAL.  - * 1       >     *  Mail  stories rof,r the   war are ap-  , pearing in all the Loudon dailies  ���and one of the most brilliant pieces  in the way' of descriptive writing  ever done by British correspoii-'  'dents is taken froni\-.-lbe Daily  News, on the burial of-, General  Wauchope:    -        ",,"''',  "Three hundred'* yards to the  rear of tlie little township of -Mod-  der, river, just as the sun was sinking in a blaze of African splendor,  on the evening of Tuesday, the 12th  of December, a long shallow gra\e  lay exposed iu the" breast of the  ' veldt. In. the west, the broad river, fringed with trees, ran mur-  inuringiy; - to the eastwaid the  heights,' still held by the enemy,  scowled "menacingly; - north- and  ' south the veldt undulated peace-  fully. ! ,  "A few paces to the northward  of that grave 50 Highlanders lay,  dressed as they had fallen on the  field of battle: They Jhad followed  their chief to the field, and they  , were to follow him to the grave.0  '< "How grim aud stern those men  looked, as they lay face upward  to  ��� the  sky, with great hands clenched  0- ^ *  ��� ��� in   the last death agony, and brows  still knitted with the  stern  lust of  * the  strife in which they had fallen.  The plaids,,, dear to every Highland  clan,  were  represented   there,   and  as   I, looked,   out  of   the .distance  came the  sound  of the   piper. -   It  was the general coming'to join   his  men. , There,   right under the e.ves  of the enemy, moved with slow' and  solem .tread,   all  that" remained  of  the Highland brigade.    In   front of  them    walked    the chaplain   with  bared   head,   dressed'-in   his robes  of office.    Then came the - pipers,  -with their pipes, sixteen in all, and  behind them,  with  arms  reversed,  moved the Highlanders, dressed f in  all of the   regalia of their regiments,  and in their midst the dead general,  borne by four of his comrades.  "Out swelled   the  pipes-to;��� the  strain of the   'Flowers  of the   Forest' until the  soldiers'   heads   went  back in haughty defiance and  eyes  flashed through tears like sunlight  on   steel; now singing to a moaning  ���wail,   like a woman wailing for her  -  first-born, ' until  the  proud  heads  dropped forward,, till they rested on  heaving  chests and tears ran down  "the  wan  and    scarred    faces    and  choking throbs broke  through   the  solemn'   rhythm  of   the  march of  death.   "Right up to the grave they  inarched,   then broke away in companies until the general lay  iu   the  shallow    grave    with    a   Scottish  square of armed men   around   him.  Only   the  dead  man's   son   and  a  number of his  officers' stood   with  the chaplain ancl  the  pipers  while  the solemn services  of the  church  were spoken.  "Then once again the piper pealed out 'Lochaber No More,' which  cut through the stillness like a cry  of pain until one could almost hear  the widow in her highland home  moaning for the soldier she would  welcome back no more. , Then, as  if touched by the migic -of one  tlio tight, the soldiers turned their  tear-damp eyes from the still form  iu the "shallow grave toward the  heights where Cronje, the lion of  Africa, and his soldier-, stood. 'Tlieiv  V    -  '   -'   . > J-   .'-",*       ;    ,  1 0  - si/  1 .    J  Go Teil Your Trouble* to a  '-< ���* '-I "���   .*i  , > ' ' ��� - -  t      r     1  But if You WANT to Find One ~  **   - -     '   **'���     i   ,  Inserts WANT AD. in This Column.  every*" cheek  flusned   crimson,   aud  the strong jaws 'set  like  steel ���atid .  the \ eins on the hands that clasped  the rifle handles swelled   almost   to  bursting   with, the   fervor  of   the '  grip, and that look ��� from   those  silent, armed men,   spoke   more  elo-  ,  quenlly    than     ever'    spoke   'the,  tongues  of orators.     For  ou  each  frow.ng face the spirit of vengeance  sat, and each   .sparkling .eye  asked  silently   for  blohd. ' God   help  the  Boers   when    the   next    Hi-hlaiicl  pibroch sounds. God lest the Boers'  souls \vhen=..the   Highlanders'  bav-  *       .  onets charge, for neither death   nor  hell, nor things,.above   nor   below,''  will hold the Scots back, from   their  bloodv feud.  -  'At the head of the grave, at the  point nearest the enemy the general  was laid to sleep, his officers grouped around him whilein a line behind liim hi*-- soldiers wem laid in a  double row wrapped jn their blank-  ets. No shots were fired over the  dead men, resting -so peacefully."  Only the salute' was given and then '  the men marched campward, as the  darkness- of an African night rolled  over the far-stretcHing' breadth of  The \ eldL ' " ' "    '  '  "To the gentle woman who beais  the general's name the Highland  brigadeseud their deepest smy path v.  To the members and- the wives,  the sisters and the sweet-hearts m  the cottage- homes by "the hillside and glen they *-end 1 >ve -r-d u  good wishes. , Sad will be their  Christmas, sadder the New tVear.  Yet, enshrined iir-ever\y womanly  heart, from.queen empress ..to cot-  tage girl,* let-their. memory .,be the  memory of-the iHighlai'd brigade  who Hipfl at Macrirsfontein ,"��� l  ���0*<8-*^*c*jCtt"2*C*"C*^A*&##*^  * *       - "*  *  * Shot-Guns, JRiflesy Revol-  x ' vers and every" <3escrip-  g      tion of Sporting Goods *  %      at      ."  1 TISMLL'S GUN STORE  �� VANCOUVKR.  <> -^  <*>    Catalogue mailed on application. A  ^���Cr>wo*��*D*��*&*o*-a*��-t*��*  * *-  Direct   do    Vancouver   in  Three * Days  S5. -CUTO!  5TH,     -6TH    AND    26TH    OF  EACH    MONTH:  A.   IL   BAKER,    Agent,  C. R. R. Office, Skagwiy.  PINE TREE HOTEL  '      DISCOVERY, B. C.  When you come to Discovery tate  shelter under the tree.  Finest of liquors.    Good   stahtliiij-^  When in  Atlin stop  .  .  at the . .  OLYMPIC HOTEL  First  vStreet.  Hhatiouartki-.s   for   Lkmi-'s Sr_  Lours Lagkr Bkkk.  First chiis Restaurant in connection.  A.  BURKE,   Manager-  ���to  **. .'"  '���4-1  J|  ssr^Sis^s^^^s  isSrJS^gSi  *^**y^j**gj***J^*'Ba*^ai|t* I  i'<  ATLINr-7i.- C.r ' SATURDAY, , FEBRUARY   3.  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  itf-*  r f  1 a  5'.)  '  w  m  I-ft1  il-"'  51  is 1  -i  ���St. Andrew's l're->l>ytt:riaii church hold ser  vices in tho Arctic Hi-otliei-hood Mull. Sccwnil  ' street between Truinor and   Pearl* on  Sim-  day at, ll)::!U a. in. anil 7:30 ]i.in. Sunday school  at, 2:11(1 p.in. Itev. John Pringle. 0. A., minister.  Church of   Knorland services will he hold  - at corner Truinor -and Third street.., un Snn-  (luy at, 11 a. in. and 7:!IU p. iu.        '  The new hospital was a scene  of busy activity 011 Monday last.  The weather, being mild, called  forth a host of volunteers and the  roof was black with amateur shin-'  glers. Amongst the busy crowd  we' noticed two ministers, three  lawyers and one doctor, all busy  hammering away for their dear  lives in the sacred .cause of sweet  charity. , We understand that  thumbstalls and vaseline have gone  up to unheard of prices.   ,  We'had a call from-Dr. Morrison  of Pine City this week. The doctor reports two cases of scurvy in  that place, and also announces his  intention of removing to, Atlin at  an early date to pursue the practice ot his profession. This will be  welcome news to the large'number  ot friends the doctor has in Atlin.  - ' . Fresh Fish, Onions, Eggs at Parsons Produce Co., P. P. Co.'s sloie,  First street.    ,  Mr. Fred. B. Wrong returned to  Atlin ou Monday, accompanied by.  his wife. They report having'had  a pretty tiresome trip," but arrived  in good condition.    <���  ' On Thursday the Rev. Mr. Ste-  phens-sn and Mr. ��� ' Donnelly, by  marking the trail to Spruce, creek  with branches as far as-Long point,  seven miles down the lake, rendered the community a valuable ser:  vice. This has been ' hitherto a  most difficult piece of travelling and  -the gentlemen in question are entitled to great praise for their volunteer work.  One of the best articles for good  hea'th is a wholesome loaf of bread  at 12 cents, and a first-class meal at  50 cents at the Pioneer Baker\\  Capt. Cowper, E. J. Thain and  A. E. Olive left for a prospecting  tour somewhere over the lake early  in the week. As they took lots of  supplies the date of their return is  uncertain.    We    hope"    they    will  toast list, the chairman, Mr. R. C.  Lowry, in a few well-chosen and  appropriate, remarks,' presented Mr.  Anderson with a souvenir allium,  a memento of pleasant associations  in the far north.  Rev. Mr. Stephenson left  a key  ���an ordinary door key���at this of  lice  on   Friday    morning   that  he  picked up on Second   street.    Any-;  body can have it.' ' j  The   Atlin   Whist, Club's  usual  weekly meeting ,vas held on Thursday evening, the  attendance  being  larger than < ever  before.    This  institution hascbeen  a   marked- success from its very  inception,   being  run   on    sound   democratic   principles, and   has   been, the   means   oi  enabling our citizens to  pass many  pleasant  winter  evenings, and  get  thoroughly   acquainted  with  each  other.    By permission of the execu  tive  committee   a   new   departure  was .made at the last meeting.      At  n(o'clock  all  games  were 'called,  lunch announced and  done  justice  to, then Prof.   Pilling  seated  himself at the piano and   an   hour .-was  devoted   to ��� Terpsichore.    The  innovation suited  the  younger,   and  some of the  older,   members  down  to  the ground, and will be retained  as   a  permanent  feature  at, future  meetings.  "Big John," the well-known  teamster, made an effort during the  week to take his heavy gray team  out to Log Cabin, but;".* as forced to  return, as he lound the trail entirely impracticable.* He. will make  another break ��� for -it - when - conditions are more promising.  There have been quitea number  of "arrivals inward" during the  past week, and it is evident Atlin's'  population has reached  and   passed  P. BURNS ���� CO.,  ' 1 ii ~  Wholesale   -  Corner  and  ~   Retail  -   Butchers*  First   and   Pearl   Streets.  Builders' Hardware, Miners' Supplies,  Tinware,  <  Graniteware,  r Etc*, Etc.  TINSHOP  IN   CONNECTION.   .  TIIOS. DUNN  r& CO. (Limited.)  FIRST STREET.  ATLIN, li. C.  THE GRAN  TEL  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.   TiVERYTHlXG  CONDUCTED IN -FIRST-CLASS MANNER.     '   -  Rice '& Hastie, Proprietors;   David HXstxe, Manager.-  "  Corner of First and Discovery-Streets-.  its minimum, point.'   The  arrivals  strike it as big as Ben Lomond.  Hay, Oats, Chop,   Bran  at  Parsons Produce Co.  A hi-yu time is being had at the  Indian rancherie this week, the  immediate cause for it being a visit  from the father and mother of Taku  Jack. Numbers of surrounding  Indians have come in to grace the  occasion, and Jack is letting her go  regardless of expence, and in consequence is as big a man as old  Grant while it lasts.  A little talk, symptoms describing,  A little fee and then prescribing.  Ft. haustus, mane sum:  A little inquest, kingdom come.  Don't forget that you can get  Fresh Fish, Onions, Eggs, Labrador Herring, nice Pickled Pork and  many other things at Parsons  Produce Co.  Mr.   J.    Anderson,    the  retiring  manager      of       the      Bank  are now in excess of departures and  their numbers will keep on increas  ing as the Spring advances, which  will have the happy effect of toning  up business.matters from now on.  The pretty and exceedingly clever pen and ink drawing, executed  by Mr. Lawrence some weeks past,  was raffled in the dining room of  the Giand Hptel on Thursday  evening. Norman Sawers won the  prize with a throw 'of 41, bef.re a  large number of interested observers.  The Dawson-Bennett telegraph  line is well patronized, an average  of 1 so messages being sent each  way daily.  A LETTER FROM BOERLAND. j  Lockey McKinnon, of the Circle  City Hotel,- Juneau, who is' interested with Fred. Miller and  Kenneth- McLaren, in Discovery  claim on Pine creek, and who, it  will be remembered by many in At:  lin, spent several months here during the. sittings of the'/a'rbity-gUpu  commission, has* received1 a letter  froni , his brother, Jack McKinnon,  at Colenso, South Africa. ' The letter is dated December 1, 1899, and  says: -        '   *  *  "I am here in the Boer army  fighting hard:- .There are 17 Boers,  73 Irishmen V'd   20 "Americans  in  ON THE OPENING.   .  In  the Legislative proceedings of  Monday,' January 'I5U1, an incident  came 'up,    prior ' to   adjournment.  that'7is   amusing    if nothing  else.'  It appears to have ruffled the  serer  nity   of the law-makers,   and the.  High Lord, Dispenser  of Morals-  Joseph   Martin���brought the atten- ���  lion of.the  House  to  it.    It   was  published in " the  Kamloops  Standard, "in connection with a report of  the  opening,   in"which Lieutenant-  Governor Mclnn'es is   held  up  to  contempt    and    ridicule.     Here   is  the section most obnoxious:  "After   the weary'waiting a cov-  WAR NoTEi.  We have not a single quick-firing  battery   in   the  army.    Wiil   have  one soon, though.  j If persons, when writing to their  friends al the front, were to enclose  two or three sheets of notepa ;cr, envelopes and a Claim, they would  supply a much felt want.  Don't,    whatever   else   you   do,  send   heavy   woolens   to  the front.  It is 102 in the shade there.    Pajamas,   sunboimets and possibly par  kes will be the right thing.  The  shells used by the besiegers  of Kimberly are of the very poores  of; class of cast-iion, full of air bubbles.  13.   N. A. in Atlin, was entertained \     An   invalided   soldier   from   the  by a number of personal friends  to \ Cape  says  it  is  not   the case that  a farewell banquet in the Tooms of  the B. A. C. hotel on, Monday  evening.    At the conclusion of the  they can get what they want in the  my^ company. " "I'm 'boss,* the  Boer name for Captain. I suppose  you read a  good   deal about   this  war, but you  don't know a d   thing "about it. The English are  no good. If it were not for the  Irish regiments they have we would  have run them into the sea before  now. My company has beeu in the  engagements around Ladysmith  and has done good work. -  "All the Irish and Scotch prisoners join us as soon as they are captured. Forty of the Irish in my  company were in the. Irish Fusi-  leers. There are 200 dead English  about '400 feet from our tent.-- We  have been busy burying, the  dead.  "This piece of paper is worth  most any price here. A good horse  is worth !��Soo.  "Kruger has promised to put up  money to free Ireland after this'  war is over. He says he will land  jl ship with 1,000 Boers and 100,000  rifles in Ireland and clean the English out.  Your affectionate brother,  John McKinnon.  "P. S.���Dec. 2���Had a big  fight last night. One of my men  named Brady, a cousui of Mike  Bradv of Juneau, was shot in the  leg bv an English prisoner. We  "didn't do a thing" to that prisoner.   ' J- McK."  vehicle drawn by two remark-  specimens  of   equine  archi-  REWARD OF TREACHERY.  A private of the Irish Rifles, who  fought    at Stormberg,   in  a letter  honie says that   when Gen. Gatacre  saw the position the guide had led  hospital.       Fruit,   for instance",   is j the troops into, he shot the guide  never  supplied   by   the authorities. I dead with his own revolver.  ered  able  tecture  came  floundering  through  the mud.    The Thing in .gold lace  ���Lord  Aberdeen's hideous legacy  to a province that sold him a ranche  at  about  72 times its market value  ���climbed  cumbrously  down,   and  the overstrained springs of the carriage  levelled -themselves   with   a  grunting squeak  of contempt  that  was well-nigh  human.    The guard  did a proper "present arms,"-which  same was improperly acknowledged  by  the gold-laced and bewhiskered  monstrosity;  alter  which the obese  and shining  form clambered up the  steep stairway to the spot where it  fs supposed to perform with d;gnity  the duties of its office.    The  duties  were soon clone.    Another creaking  and  sagging of the  caniage;   another salute irom the long-suffering  and rain-soaked persons iu uniform,  a deplorable outburst of musical energy by the  mud-bespattered   bai,d  -���which  was  presently  disco\ ered  to   be  meant    as    "God  Save  the  Queen"���and   then   the opening of  the house was complete."  Earl Manvers, (S\dney William  Herbert Pierre pout) is dead. He  was born March 17th, 1825.  Members of the Arctic Brotherhood sojourning in Victoria held a  banquet at the Victoria Hotel, Jan.  13th.  '   r  Ten   Manitoba   election   pretests  have been filed at Winnipeg;

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