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 re  s  (V  ��� 1 *  to  rr  ft-  Vol. 2.;':  i>��� ���<> -. ���  r    ,��-.   ATLIN. -B.mC..SATURDAY, FIvBRUARY 24. 1900.      ,-      >,/.m  ���'<���;-  i NO. -44.  F. E. Mcrcely and; Coi  Paints,  bils,  UK.UJ-.KS   rx." : J , ?,  4,   '  KRONJE OUTFLANKED  Varnishes,    ���   ���   ��� ��� / Builders'. Hardware,  Sash, and Doors, -v.  Tinware, Graniteware, Crockery  All kinds of- Tinsmith work clone. \  Corner of First and Pearl'Street  BLACKSMITH'S GOAL.   .  J. St. Clair Blackett and Co.  /WOW STORE, EIRSTST*  n  Have the Most Complete' Stock in Atlin.  -    -V  THKIR PRICKS ARK. "RIGHT w,[     THEY ARK OFFERING  -FOR ALL.CLASSES-      "'      \l\/r    .   '_SPECIAL BARGAINS  OF'GOODS/    - "' !     '   ' f '   IN WINTER CLOTHING. ,  >-'j  FRKIGHTSSON ,M 1NING,  - -      MACHINERY.  1  i - -  t.'i ..  the  grant all the assistance they- >can  towards the nurturing and developing of tliis district. * _: -j  ROUGH" WEATHER.,,.  , London,, Feb.. 14.--The effects of  a{ blizzard,, ^wliich started to-day,-  .was felt throughout' Great Britain.  Trains are snowed up in' all direc-  tions,.street car lures are. blocked  ancLtelegraph and telephone wi^res  are, clown.,. ���  J��� ..J t, -   _,.-",..  "checkkd'by floods.  -     4 4 . 4  London, Wednesday, Feb. 14.���  Advices from' Gaberdines, dated  February ' 4, says:' '"An artillery  duel between" Col. "Prummer's force  and^oo Boers "continued 'until today, when5the British dropped 'two  shells into the Boer fort.1   The'Boer  ��� 1   -   r . 1 t  Torts'have since been silent.   Plnm-  trier's  advance   has  been   checked  bv floods.''' ���-     ���   ���  In view of the approaching  nun-'  ing ��� season   the   business' men -' of  ������rAtliii*-have drawn up a representation,, humerouslv  signed, to' E-.- C.  .Hawkins,   General   Manager of-the"  .White .Pass  and  Yukon   Railway  /. callingfiis attention to the growing  development   of this-section-"-Jancl  ^askiiig'^for' discriminating  rates*' of  "* freigrit,"more" "e'speeially"on", quartz  ' and *hydrauUc'"miniiig  machinery,  pointing out,. that liberal .rates on  such would conduce very  much 'to  "the" welfare of the districVand would  well  repay 'the   company  by, the  future volume of business.it  would,  assure to them.    A suggestion of a  .rate of 2 1-4 cents per pound   from  Skagway to Atlin is ^ made and it is  also    mooted" that    the    Riilway  Company should control the steamers on Bennett and Atlin   Uikes as  well' as th e   transport; across < Tak u  Portage in order to avoid a ; repetition  of the"   unsatisfactory   freight  service of last year.  . Copies of thLs communication ha\-e  - also  been    sent  to the   Boards of  Trade of Victoria ��� and   Vaiicom er  "asking their support and  assistance  in the matter.  ;We trust the directors of the  White Pass Railway will see their  .way towards meeting this request of  the merchants of Atlin.1 As a  matter of business it "wilt be well for  them to do so, even if they bring in  mining freight at cost for a while,  "until the stability^-the district^ is  thoroughly assured. It will ultim-_  ately mean a large ..business for  them on profitable 'conditions,  where��is a -cheese paring, policy  would strangle the camp jn its infancy. W,e.have .syery- confidence  that the Railway Company will  have tact enoughi to see that the  concessions' asked- 'from them,  if granted^ ^JwiH ultimately  inure to "their own benefit,  and whilst perhjips .thev maj draw  the line at the Atlin nerchants  fix-  ... "     ,."      ,,       ., ., i   '     ��������   ���,���!.��'*   Kobeit  Mtiir,  with  tho Pinions Produce  the rates lor  tnem,' they will make, (,^ vcUj ^ t; Atl,n }ebtopdtt> ^tor UI1 ab.  every    reasonable   concession  Gen. Roberts in the Orange  Free State at the Head  of a Large Army.   V  Boer Line of Communication Cut  3 Off'From Their  Base of  1  ��� ; ,* -.   Supplies.  Success Made Possible  by  Lord  : Kitchener's Superb Mobiliza- *  1 f l  1     tion Service.  alone,saved the town against  overwhelming odds.     '       r  ^ . -  Kimberley will be relieved at an  early (date., French is said to. ha  within striking-distance. Same re-'  port says Cecil, Rhodes has been  captured and will be held for ten  million, dollars   ransom   over   the  . ' '. V4 U  Jameson raid." ~>  /The jtotal > Boer treserves have  been called out. .Th'e total.strength  of the army, now numbers ��� 120,000  men. AH'cannon us^d in" defence  of Pretoria have been taken to . the  front. '       i .  Kruger ,is reported to have asked  the. European   powers to intervene.  ' The   Canadian. Government   has  offered Kngl'ind her entire-available  force, which.is 36,000.men,' for ^the l  Transvaal.    ,      ,    ., "j  "There"i.slgreat'enth'usram at   Ottawa and throughout the Dominion _.  over-this-latest'offer. '. 't..  ������*-    -   ���   PERSONALS.  1 A. R. Muertoimlrt, who litis pus->e(l the -witi-  tou ut .Benuett, White Horse und Sku^w uj ,  luis left ��ol-a business visit to Victoria and  Vancuu\pr. He fli 11' "return in uliouc u.  moutli-witli u liu'^re-stock und open un the  Ir\iii|r Hotel, Pine Citj. Jlu. Mucdonuld hus.  niKliiiiinished   fuith ' in'Atliu's' future and  . i   1.1 OUQ>l'S tO Sticl,   l)i    It.  T1h> c\lm j.oijiiI.u Cli.^is Rentl> Jones k>ex-  l>et tfcd in cit aiM time, Lis p.ii'tner, Noi muii  Ji.ini, IniM'if; koiic out v\ lth it ruiim   to  meet  .Skagway, Feb. 23. ( ���:< General  Rol>erts has outflanked Gen. .Kroh-  ie and entered .the Free State' with"1  -*.,_ V .^. ^ ..-.,-4 .]        J 4  a large army. >t        .;.-,., ;- "  ' *>  r-iThe Boer,line .of communication  .,,..'       *   r, ,- -���,    ��� 4  is.cut off from their,base of supplies.  Roberts onlv. met with slight re��is-  tance. .The enemv was completelv  surprised b\ the. movement; which  was made possible by the splendid  ability of Kitchener in mobilizing  transport service.  War ���critics say he beats any circus manager in arranging transport  service.  - Only a" small body of troops faced  the Boers while body of troops  turned their flank. The movement  was executed under oppressive heat  and a severe sand storm.  * Gen. French now occupies the  east bank of Reit river and holds a  'strong position with 30,000 men,  completely cutting off the enemy's  retreat to Bloemfontein.. French  only captured his position after  severe fighting. The Boers attempted to turn French's movement, but the latter accepted battle. When the enem> thought they  hadthe right of the British position  t " v    - WANTS   PEACE.      ,  ��� - - =    ,l ",    4 =���  v   London,    Feb.    9. ������The   Daily  Chronicle publishes^ to-day  a   long  .disquisition upou South. African af  fairs from S. C Cronweight Sc'irei-  ner, who advocates peace overtures  bv Great Britain.'  ���.4.J  He says;  linn,    liu-i \ !>oil>   will   In- ffl.i.l to see Chdihe  iMukaKaili, u-, he is tne in-flfest rustier ��ho  turned they attempted   to  carry   it  erer struck camp.  Our obli^iiiir mail cleik, Mr. J. Williams,  lemes next week toi Skaswlij to meet his  \\ife n ho is eu L-oute from Eiifrlaud. She  *.-. ill be u most desirable aciim.sitioii to Atlin  bocietj and will l.p \Mii'ml.\ ueluomed li> li^r  hiisbaiid's niaiii fiiends. -  Richard Jones, of the far-famed Jones1  .restaurant, leaves ,111 a couple of dii>s- for  Vancou%er. Uiixinpss trip. Col. Ki-oder �� ill'  keep thecax-inunserai up to tlie mark dur-  Lnif'Mi-. Jones' absence.  Jloruco   Leech   in-mod  iu   on   I'"i-iday of  last week and nssmned the  iiianajromewt  of'  the   Russell  Hotel.    Kred. Sweetineier,  late  niaiiaK-er, left this week for Seattle, en route  to Cape Nome. " ,  Mr. Sabin, of tho Miners' ExchuiiRe, Pine  City, was iu town Thuisdaj und 111 the e^eIl-  nifj was, ugliest of the Atlin w hist club.  Gold Commissioner Graham is expected iu  any day.  Jud^e Woods, is expected back from Bennett next week.  S. H. Plumbe. better known as tlie hero of  Atliu's oscillatory circle, left ou Tuesduj lust  toi Seattle. "V\e sliall not be Ions now,"  foi 'Mr. Plumbe w ill hi buck in three weoks.  dlld ! -4'uee of s^vei'uLuiontlis on the coast.  i  by assault, but they struck French's  centre instead. French reserved  fire until the enemy was at close  range, when, after one volley, his  troops charged with cold steel and  everything before them went down.  The enemy hastily evacuated position with very heavy loss.  The Free Staters are greatly dejected over the defeat of General  Kronje.  " A critical and heavy engagement  is now imminent.  Buller has had several sharp  skirmishes on Tugela river.  The Boers are showing great  anxiety over British advance into  the Free State.  An artempt was made to carry  Mafeking by assualt, but the Boers  were repulsed with heavy loss. The  heroic courage   of    the   defenders  _,"! am convinced "that if _ the' two  republics had,a sufficient guarantee  i:lrdt tlieiF'iudependencV would"bsr  respected, , the Transvaal would,  grant a hve-year retrospective franchise, the burghers would,retire to  their -own countries and the war  would cease immediatelv."  ���* " 1 J"  These views, coming from a kinsman of W. P.'Schreiner, the Cape  Premier, will probably excite much  .comment. -Mr.Cvonweight Schreiner  points out''that the Dutch,  outnumber the English colonists and  that if local self-government continues to exist it would be in control of  a large aud -separated anti-British  majority firmly imbued with the  conviction that the war was forced  on the Boer.       ���  ''HUNTERS THREE.  Messrs Higgs, Biggs and Griggs,  they would a-shooting go, and they  vowed in   their  pride,   that  please  the pigs, the moose they   would lay  low.    So gallantly they   hied  them  forth,   with  tents    aud   gnus  aud  things, and felt as sure of-the game  iu their hands as if they   had   held  four kings.' So they went away tar  many a day,   o'er  mountains  and  valleys  and  lakes, and  those   left  behind were all of one mind, licking:  their   chops,   whilst   dreaming   of  steaks.     Two  weeks they   passed,  and our Nimrods at last, their sorrowful steps   homeward   wind,   for  no sheep or moose, or any other excuse, in the  shape  of game  could  they find.    And Higgs,  Biggs   and  Griggs now  swear  by .their   wigs  whilst scratching their chilblains so  gay, that bacon and beans are within  their means,   and   with   baco 1   and  beans thev will stav.  I , -V  F^xa^^ray.��?,-rTCiB��aTi*^--^gy; 1/ ���'  h'vi  >.; /  J'   .  I'M  id.-:  It, i  x*\  IV  I  IC-f  i's  ATLLN,    B.   C���   SATURDAY,-   FEBRUARY 24.  <****  Ifi!  11;  |*|i  J 4  M  B-"  I '4)T  I  ,:, ��� ���'   ,THk ''AtliI*. Claim... \  ��� f*nl.ll��hed   every   Saturday   morning:  by  >     'Thk ATLnJ"Ci4AiM  Prriir.rsHiNn Co.   ,  Office of publication:.  f-K ( 1��.' I��twj 11 11 idi ir mi! Prnrl i treets.  Advertising rates tunde known on application.  The subscription price in ?! a your payable in iidvai ce. No paper will bn .loliyercii  tmlesH tbe.se conditions art* comi.lied w ith.  From.a careful .perusal of the latest despatches it seems evident ,the  turn of the tide has r'assed in the  war'situation and "Great Britain  com indices'her conquering march  to the Boer capital. With Generals  Fobcrts   .and-    Kitchener    in "the  , Orange Free State at 'the head of a  com; act army,' 50;000 strorg, the  ' TccYJ irvsl si cct tub or retire.1   Al-  '- icach it is rei ofled'that'Gen. Kion-  je', who has been investirg Kimbei-  ley so closely, as well as'fighting  Metl.tin's fcrce, Fas had his'lines  of ccir.municat'.oii cut off by a. flying' column' under ��� Gen. Frereh.,  Kimberley is ' possibly' relieved by  this Lire and Kronje iii full retreat,  or pei haps cut off'-and 'surrounded.  Meantime bulldog"Buller keeps Jou-  Irert s army aiound 'Ladysmith'*-ex-  command of a - Boer "detachment  near, Magersfontein.- If ;the old  saying that "every btillet.'has its  billet'' is true, it is to be hoped  there is at least one bullet in our  army which will find lodgement in  the'rotten carcass ' of this perjured  and unspeakable \illain." '  The curious lack of heirs among  the generals corcerned 111 the present African war is a matter worthy  of note. Gererals Symoiis and  Wauchope wore childless. Lord  Roberts also.has'now 110. son, aud  General Buller, like Lord- Wolseley,  but'.',onevChild-'-a daughter. Lord  Kitchener i1* unmarried.  To maiiv men of thoughtful and  religious disposition, aid'especially  to those who are . naturally apt to  -'trouble'themselves with lhe misgivings of an' anxio. s- conscience, this  .war has been a source of peculiar  perplexity."' They believe that our  cause is just, and they sircerely  hold that they have a right to ask  ,Gcd's aid for our. soldiers,   and  yet  , , thev   cannot, exclude  the  thought  treniely,,busy and they.can spare.no, ,,  ���'<.,    t,   . . ''< ..  , . .    .       fr.    ' ��� .-that the Ecers are as sn cere as they  inen to assist .Kn.-nje.     These   two ���    ,.   - ,   r-      ,���  ���       ,   . .  , , aie in .their appeals lor dtvir.e  help  armies comprise, the  vast  bulk- of       , '. - .'.-. - ,-,. c .,   .   ~   ,      .���  ,   i and in   their belief that  God   will  the enem ys forces,  and,  from  pre-   , r ,,  seritappearances,  ha\e  no earthly  show 'to s'tra the tideof British in  vasion. '' From   now  on,   we--may,  and possibly will, meet w'.th occassional'reverses, biit the handwriting,  . is plainly visible  oh   the'wall-and 1  the 'end' of   the   intolerant   Boer  dominancy iii sight.'   '      '  " '���'��� Mr. R. D.  Featberstonhaugh,'in  a communication  to  our, respected  contemporary, under  date  of Feb.  i2,- takes the  opportunity  to.  work  off a little of the  bile against  The  "Claim which has been 'souring -on  his gizzard of late.    Hearing  from  .several very reliable parties  that  a  rich-strike had been   made  on   the  "Yellow Jacket," ot which Mr. F.  is supposed to be the representative  for outside- parties,' and ever alert  for any. news   whieh   might  be  of  benefit to the community,   a Claim  man   called on Mr. P\ for confirmation of said reports, and was received in a manner which may   be best  described as boorish.    In answer to  questions put   him  concerning  the  .alleged strike Mr. F. would give no  information   whatever.    He simply  didn't   know.    Neither  affirmation  nor denial could be  had   from   him  and his statement in the Globe that  he told The Claim "that there was  not the slighrest foiifdation  for the  re* orl" is rimply lorrmyrot.  In the  interview he acted precisely   like  a  the right. But they argue:  "How can this be? God cannot be  on bo'.h sides, and God cannot be  on any but the right side. Are we  to think; then,1 that the question of  right-will be decided by the Victory  6r   defeat of   our armies?"   -Surelv  ,  . t ^       ,  that is impossible, for history during  the whole centuries is a record of  might triumphing over  ���Churchman.  right.  ���N O WOK lsl���A  VV A RN ING.  We would strongly reiterate the  waning to outsiders that they con-  not ho. e to get work in the mines  of the Klondike. The supply of  labor here is fully up to the demand,  and over it. There is, we are told,  a great crowd of men preparing to,  come in over the ice to Dawson  with the expectation of securing  enough work here to pay their way  to.Nome, when the navigation of  the Y'ukon is open in the spring.  We wish to warn "these people  that they cannot hope to secure  work here now, or e\er. during  the spring clean-up, as we are satisfied that there are enough miners in 1  Yukon for all the w-rk now in sight  or likely to be available next spring.  Last summer we spared some three  or four thousand from our population, those who went down the Yukon, but we had an overplus last  winter ard spring of two  or  three  'non-metallic  ninerals  were   23,785  tons asbestos)'.,Vvalued  at '$486,227;  '4,172,635 tons coal, valued  at. $8,,  227',958; 72,444 tons  coke,   valued  at $219,200; grindstones   valued   at  $39,465: graphite   valued   at  $11,-  098;   219,256;tons gypsum,   valued  at*$230,440"; 33,913 tons flux lime-  tlone, valued,,at $31,153;   50  tons  manganese ore,   valued  at  $1,600,  mica   valued   at    $117,598;    2,341  tons    ochres,    valued   at  $18,600;  mineral water  valued   at'$155,000;  :0,572'tons moulding sand,   valued  at r$21,038,; natural   gas   valued   at  $320,000;    700,790   barrels    petro-,  ieuni, valued at $981,106;   733 tons-  phosphate, valued at $3,665; 32,218  tons   pyrites,   valued   at  $128,872;  57)142.'tons salt,   valued*'$248/139;  250,209   .bbls    cement,"   valued\at  $397.'58��. ���' flagstones '   valued -^a1:  $-1,250; granite valued   at'$73,573;  sewer .pipes   valued  at ',$166,421;  slate   valued   at   $40,791;    miscellaneous minerals, valued at $3,960;-  322.    >The  value of minerals exported   was:   Asbestos,    $510,368;  coal, $3,273,415; copper,   $864,778;  gold, $3,587,953;    gypsuni,   $193.-  515;   iron   ore,   $24,392; -iron' and  steel,    $606,082;    lead   and  metal  contained in ore"$io,688,i47;���mica,  $69,513;   nickel,    $570)531;   phosphates, $1,090;  silver,   $3,519,786:  stone and  marble,   $61,030; .other  articles,   $520,347.      Of these ;the  value going".to  the   United'States  was $14,087,136; to  Great .Britain,  $5,091,298; to British  possessiono,  .$331.630; io Germany,   $61,180. to  Japan, $4)723; to St I ie'rr'e, $26,556;  to    Mexico,     $11,^86;    to  .other  countries, $178,Q38.      "'  ���  t      '% ;"'   '���THE**-     '  Canadian Bank...  ...of CMinerce  Corner Second and Pearl Streets.  -r   . Gclp Assayed, "  Purchased or Taken on  Consignment.  Kxchange sold on all the principal "points in Furope, the 'United  Slates and Canad.i.,  ASSAY OFFICK    ...    ,. <���  INiCONNRCTION.    -    . ,  '    ��� l-OR GOLD DUST ONLY.  E. D. MARTIN ELECTED. -  Winnipeg, Jar. 25.���Mr. E.D.  Martin, Independent Liberal cardi-  date in the Dominion by-election  here, was elected by 49 votes majority over Mr Puttee, the Labor  candidate to-day.  The by-tiection was one of the  most interesting fights ever held  in this city. The total vote was:  Martin, 2,344; Puttee, 2,295. Mr-  Puttee will ask for a recount, 011  the.grounds that a large number of  of the ballots marked in his favor  wererejected.  BROWNIE & WWRV  J. H. Cfowjilee, P. L. S., 0. L. S.  R. C. lowiy. A. M. I. C. ��. .  Civil arid Hydraulic Engineers,  --- Land.Surveyors.,  Peart Street, Atlin, B. C.  LIST YOUR  LOTS AT v.  Rant & Junes,  OLDEST.  .'-,'"  '     ^ESTABLISHED  BROKERS  'OF-ATLIN.-  Agents for,the,John Irving Navigation "Company!    .,_ E   ���  ,  Pkarl St., Atlin, B. C.  thousai d men, and the difference in  silly o\eig;o\vn hoy with the sulks. ; the   increase  of  workings  on   the  The strike on tlie Yellow Jacket,  as shown in the able editorial in  the Globe of Saturday last, i.s a  fact beyoi.d all reasonable dispute  and properly belongs to the domain  of public news. Iso amount of  trying to blink the fact from personal animosity can be of avail. The  Claim is here to stay and work in  Ibe interests ol" the public and no  aujour.t of such petty actions will  cause it to deviate from its course  for one moment.  creeks, is more than covered by the  arrivals down the Yokon before and  after navigation closed.  We sny to all outsiders: LDo not  come to Dawson expecting to -get  work.���Yukon Sun, Jan. 9th.  Count Fsterhazy, "lhe vilest of  the vile," who s-cVieicd hiich an  unsavory reputation in connection  with the Dreyfus case,  is  now  in  THE WEALTH OF CANADA.  Last year  Canada   produced 17,-  951,421 lbs.   copper, valued  at $2,  159.556; gold valued at $13,700,-  coo; 58,161 tons iron ore, valued at  $152,510; 31,915.319 *bs- lead,  valued at $1,206,399; 5.5r7.690 lbs.  rickel valued at$i,820,838; 4,434,-  085 ozs. silver, valued at-$2,583,-  289; tlie total value of the metallic  mirerais being $21,622,601.  OPENING OF THE HOSPITAL.  On Tuesday evening the new-  Presbyterian Church hospital was  filled to its capacity. Rev. John  Pringle presided and delivered an  interesting address, dealing with  the erection of the structure and  eulogizing the volunteers who by  their labors contributed to the  grand result obtained. Mr. Stables,  the designer ard builder, came in  for the warmest encomiums from  the reverend speaker. After the  address a short concert was given  by some of our best known amateurs, after which an elegant and  plenteous refection was spread and  done justice to. vNo collection was  made, but the offertory box was  nevertheless not neglected. The  hospital was put in use for its legitimate purposes next morning and  the patients, of whom there were  fortunately 0'ily two, removed to  their new quarters.  Shot-Guiis, Fiifles, Revolvers and every desciiy.-  . tion of Sporting Gocds  at  I TISIALL'S 6UNsST0RE  Q .    ,     '      VANCOUVI'JK.  ^ .a  ,-\     Catalogue mailed on application. o  E.I.P1LU1AN  Funicral   Director   and  Embalmeu  Third and Discovery,    Atlin, B. C.  Bodies Kmbulmcd for Shipment a Specialty  Orders on -,hort notice.  All kindh of Funeral Supplies at retihon-  alnV ratns. -  TULES   EGGERT  Swiss  Watchmaker.  Has charge of government instruments.    First street. Atlin.  In  A. S. Crows' Store.  Thos. A. Kdison is suffering from  The an attack of influenza.  Comfortably furnished rooms  and excellent board at reduced rates for the winter.  Call and investigate.  BRITISH HOTEL,  Corner First and Discovery.  Direct   to   Vancouver  Three   Days  in  5TH,'  A.   H.  t6TH    AND    26TH  EACH 'MONTH.  OF  St*  V4l  PAKER,   Agent,  C. R, R. Office, Skagway. Ik
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fi/i.»/-"Vivel,armee!"      '    ,
And ha\c got back Alsace-Lorr-
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/ \\ 1'ci; \ou'\e "Cors-'ucd les Juifs?"
,   Jiave   forgotten   Boularger,','
And have washed the stain, that
Dieyfus left behind.    .,*;•'.'''";,";';
11 en }ou abr-ir the-minded beggar,
in \ qui'muddle-herded pate,
Tun; V bout for something  fresh1
-to k'ek'-and hit at;.- ■     >■<
■ But we'll gi\e you tinielv warning,
which we hope won't come too
late,-- '      -, ■     ■ . ." ■
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chap to spit at. ,,   ,•-
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King's son, dt'ke'sson.-.son ofa^
hunched cooks.
Hundred ai-d fifty'thousand-
,  L       men at Metz gave  up  the
day; - ',- ?-'_',
The'enemy was far smaller, yet
• '■ i    ' they struck   you   off   the
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"you then?   Now sa}',   say,
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If "yo'u'ie anxious to revile us. .why
^ >,theii do('s;/to our face; -
'"'It's a method "that we*very much
prefer, .   ,
Bur for 'God's: sake - keep  your . in-
'. .-'.suits'from the head   of all 0111
*       race,,       , *
, - For we can't-stand much of thai
'   applied to Fler.      -     ,      , , '
You're'an absinthe-minded beggar,
„ '     and \ ou may forget this too,
. But incase it"haps agai s, we will
.remii'd you
That.jon left Irom Trafalgar not to
mention Waterloo,
In a hurry,   with   the   Britisher'
"   behind you."
oien;the shell, and a number of biil-'j ing people-to know .limt Cnptaia
lets, which are thus liberated in their- Coivper in.'iife had 'the good-wall,
flight.at the, proper   moment,   rain j affection and respect  of every  one
flnt.vn   rwrt^r  ne-nrlw on'onra *-\t* n- *•/-*. *i ,*A ^T-^1   ,\.*X *-!—...ZiJl 1(  *.    "   i_      '     _   t .*  ._
* / 1
'   Cook's  son, duke's son, son of
' *    acuisiniere,   " ■    '    _
/-i,'' '.Though, ^you^'make'"youV
country ring  with   slioutV
y    ,    of "Vive l'armee','
'-'- Empty   boasts  won't  frighter
";. us, in spite of your martial
air, ' 4-'/  '
Keep  a civil tongue' in your
j,   , ,„ heads,.' or  jou'll pay,- [.ay
?*:'& Pa>',!: v "' lJ :    " *-
rin; London, Sporting Times.
down oyer, nearly an'acreof ground
The shrapnel 3hell used bv the 12
pound horse artillery guns contains
162 bullets and those ,of 15 pounder field gun 2ro b diets and those pf
the 5-inch field howitzer froin 313 to
350 bullets.
, Tlie -striking effWof. the, ballets j {hc    part    owners  h. ".-Vancouver. ,
is dependent upon the rem lining ve- J This is,one of the .biggest deals ever
..ocity of shells at bursting and upon; recorded in WesternCanada. Mr Bow-
Jie exact timing of the explosion, so • ker, of the Bi A', C.-'who had a b&
as to inflict the mostdestructivecon-  i^option on the property, has beea °
.eguences on objects aimed at. ^ Al- in Londou  some 'timeMiegotiating
who? was .privileged' to, know him.
'1    , iJ '„ 4' ■ .     ■ -* ..
The big copper 'claims a,t White
Plorse,, above " Bennett,   have been
sold to London capitalists   for  $2,-
000,000, , so it is asserted by one of
Starvation gr.'in a-staring in a our
- face,
W ho was it sent you   vittles,   gave
'•• jour hand,a frierdly clasp?
r "'- \\ by," the"British; "whom  you're,
',v-.stii'. '.rg lo disgrace;   .
I.ut o.Ccourse, it's all forgotten, now
-     the danger's past ai d go- e,
For  aii   absinthe-minded   beggar,
all will find you; -
But if you go too far, we must   put
the stop; er on,
And by Ceorge,   we'll   take  the
trouble to remind \ 01.
C«.,ok'.---  ;o-?, duke's son, son of
7 an ai slocrat;
v on of a sea cook,   son   of a
gur, old,,or yourg orga\ ;
Each of 'em hunting about for
,himself,    in    search  of a
sewer rat;'
Wasn't it thus, till   we  sent
\ouhelp?   'Now, say, say,
.5     '
, "Great Britain's tue of the -iew explosive com oand, lyddite,   in   ths
j Boer  war    has  claiaied    attention
\\ her jou lay besieged in Paris, by j generally from' persons intirestecTin^
the foeman's iron grasp,' the art of war  and   its  modern • in
ventions. The London Daily Graphic
contributes some  intere-ting1" information    concerning    the  shells  i)
which this substance is  used.    All
'shells,-with ,the single exception   o
6.3-inch howitzer, are oi elo-ieated
co' ical form..- Common shells   ha\ c
.been ..described     as     "ljcomothe
mines,"a-id areintended jrincip.iH\
for the destruction of material  and
for range-finding purposes,   though
they    are  somtimes  used   at  both
shortandlong ranges against troops
in mass or against troops in line. It
is  des rable   that a  common   shell
should contain as powerful a  burst-'
ing charge as possible, and  efficiency in this respect has beenvmuch increased by the adoption of lyddite ii
lieu of powder.    Except for  range-
fii.ding  purposes    common    shells
are faicly    fired  by  field   batteries
and. never by hoise batteries.
They are pre-eminently the  projectiles for field  howitzers,   and   in
the new 5-inch variety of this weapon, which is to supersede all others,
they'weigh, when full,   50   pounds
and contain one ounce.    An incendiary star,   consisting  of a   brown
paper   cylinder about   two inches
long,    paraffined    and    filled .with
incendiary composition, and primed
at each end with a quick match,   is
inserted in the plug hole when   the
object   is to  destroy   buildings  or
Common shells are exploded by
means of percussion fuses, which ig-
uileon striking the object or ground
The limit for error permissible in
the case of common shell is veiy
small; it must burst at or close to
the object to be effective. Common
shell are painted black. Double
shell, a more powerful variety, are
distirguished by a blue point.
Shra* nel is used against troops in
all formations. It contains a bursting charge, placed either in the
base or in the head—the latter is
the latest pattern—just sufficient to
though shrapnel may be used .effectively with'-percussion fuses on occa-
s.ons when'it'can be fired 'at short
ranges' oyer hard 'ground, __ time
fuses are those on which 'its explo-
sion practically always depends.
- "Great" nicety, therefore,* has to be
observed in'the elevation''of the gun
ind'horing of'the t.me fuse''to make
the projectile 'thoroughly'/effective,'
jut once the correct range'has" been
ascertained'there'is-^-in thVbpen, at
least—no more deadly or demoralizing,fire in existence. 'To obtain'the
range, sighting' shots' 'of common
•shelf are frequently fired, for this
projectile gives'forth a fine puff 01
smoke ou' graze and3 **it is ' a
ouch s.mpler matter to judge of an
error iii range' by - a ' shell" dursting
on theground than"it exploded' in'
the'aifbjTa time fuse. * But .where
comnioii shelf are :not" forthcoming
■shrapnel'must be fired, with percussion fuses t.ll-theVange is ascertain-,
-d. ■ ,-'■■
the deal. , There are-twenty .claJma
,iuthe;.White .Horse group, .-and.the
various owners pooled theirinterests.
' ,,'«■... BY, AUTOMOBILE.
A telegram-.was received by -a
friend fromMons.-Janne deLamare,
corresponaent-of. "Figaro, of Paris,
stating - that gentleman, .would leave
^Pafis.pn the, 16th'inst., for Dawson,
and t'hat|he._,w-ould make the tri'l
fr6m;Skagway by automobile. He
will be accompanied ,by%his nephew,
who will manage'this modern and
—on the V'ukon"trail—unique cO.'i-
.Vioiis. de Lamare was in Dawson
last year and Went put during 'the
summer, on a I'isit, representing his
journal, the Revue,Klondike. — Yukon Sun, Jan. 30.      ,   ',
Certificate of Ifliprovameiite
.     .        *:    '-   -r-r-    ,<
War Eagle Minora!. OlaJnt.
■Tl-crpl- wc'\e visited jour country
in a fi :erdly *-ort of way,
llcitk ve'\e freely'spei t  our
cash iu every town,
Yet   now    you    darkly   murmur,
"Ev'ry dog must have his day,
Let us try and bite the lion when
he's down."
You're an absinthe-mir ded beggar,
or by now you'd realize
., That the British  lion's  far from
being flurried;
You surely will regret it,   if.   when
Leo sleeping lies,
With Impunity   you think he can
be woiried.
•Cad's    voice,     sneak's   voice,
\o'ce of a snivelling cur,
Trieeitigh the adage runs,
'Tach  deg must have his
But till }<".i is dawrs, wear asses' <4irs, don't covet  the
lion's fur,
Jrlir.k brrck into j-our kennel,
quick, and stay, stay, gtaj-!
( The news of the sudden and unexpected demise of Captain" Jesse
William Cowper on Wednesday
morning, 21st instant, shocked his
many friends in Atlin. , The deceased had been camped on the opposite side of the Jake for a couple
of weeks with Messrs. E. J. Thain and |
W. H.T.Olive and had been suffering-
for some days from rheumatism and
the intention was to bring him. over
to the Presbyterian Hospital for.
treatment.    No immediate   danger
.Situate in the Atlin Lake fining- iJivision of
CiisMur Oistriit. Where lounteii: Pirn-
TAKU ^OTICE that I, C Christopl.nr,
Vee Miners' Certificate, No. BdflS, intond I.J
luy« fiom date heit-of, to aj.i.lj to the Alin-
in^ Iteuonier for n certificate of improvements for tho purpose of obtuinin-? a Crown
Gri-ant of th«* above claim.
And further take notice that action under" section 37 must, be commonr-ed before
the issuance of sneli certificate ot improvements. " '
Dated this 2Sul ilaj «£ Janiiai-i, J!l,!0.
c. criKiSTopircK
,vas apprehended and   his ' partners
were  assiduous in their attentions.
About   5  o'clock  in   the  morning
.Vlr.   01i\e made  some  remark  to
the captain, who was   in   bed,   and
receiving  no   answer  went to" his
couch   aud   found   him   dead.    He
had   passed  away   so   gently  and
quietly that Mr. Olive was astounded.    Rousing Mr. Thain  they  did
what they could to   restore  animation,   bat although the  body was
still warm, the soul had fled to Him
who gave "it.    Mr.   Olive  at  once
came to Atlin to notify the authorities,     and    Constable    Heal,    accompanied      by        Dr.       Lewis,
went over  the  lake  and  returned
with the body.    The cause of death
being evidently  heart  failure, it is
not thought an inquest will  be  necessary.      Deceased leaves  a  wife
and    three    children   at   Ladner's
Landing,  B. C, and fortunately for
them, carried  an  insurance of his
life.    His brother  in   Victoria  has
been communicjted  with  and  the
body will be kept, pending instructions from his  relatives.    Deceased
had been a sea-faring   ruin  in   his
time and was  aged about  43.    It
may be some coajiirt to hit. sorrow-
DISCOVERY, 11: C.     '
When you come to Discovery take
shelter under the tree.
Finest of liquors.    Good  stabling.
When iu Atliu stop
. . at the .  .   ,
First Street.
Hkadquartkrs  for   Lump's St.
Louis Lager Bhkr.
First class Restaurant in connection.
A.'BURKE,   Manager.
65 hours to Seattle.
Due at Skagway
• Friday,   March 2,   WOO.
Leaves Skagway every Ten Days
for Seattle   and   British  Columbia
ports.    Buy your tickets at the office
of-Pacific Clipper Liue, Skagway.
W. H- IRICGS, Ajceac.
A v i  avun,  n. Gv vSATUBU^j:.. r*:r��;rjiuJARY2-^.  _      4  u  M  I"' 'r'  B  :PICkED UP HERE AND THERE  .c  , St. Andrew '(, Presliyteriun church liwlil Her  vicos iu the Ar&TiellrotliGrlioud Hall.Second  Htreet botwfloti Truinor uuil Pearl, on Sun-  day nt'lCliM-a. in. Hint 7*'V)-i>viii. Sunday school  at 2:!S(I p.;i|. KcA'.-rohu Prinfrle, 11. A., minister.  Church of lii.trlui.il services will be liplkl  at corner Trajnur and Third st'ayets'w.n Sun-,  (lay at 11 a.-in. and 7::ll) p. iw.  Mr. Jaires Stables left'on Th'ur.*  day for a  two-months"1 tnp Ito liis  home'at Portage   la   Prairie.   Man.  . He'is interested ih   many   valuable  mining properties  in 'this section,  1   both--quasrtz and placer.    His main  objecl-iif gom^lo   Manitoba is  to  raise"ifhe-'necessary" Ciipita! for their  su'ccessfFrrl-'1 ������'exploifirtiou,    aiid    we  - trust 'lie wiH-realizehis. highest art-i  ��� tici-pations.',      -"'.'."'''     <:   "'  "They"1 have sbute very, ' nice  Turkeys at Parsons Produce Co.'s.  Call and see thenil'^   *  where he'has been for'th'e past few  days arranging'-for the-'-disposal of  his mimiing properties ' on 'McKee  creek, Atlin'district. ."      -  Oliver Ralston'has- secured from '  . ��� ��� -    r i. ��� ���  ���      ,  'Sinclair & Brown the contract -fori  '. " V      -   '���-1 r '. - 'I  hauling loss- to  the 'null  which   is i  British America corporation, Cd |  to   l3e   shortly ' erected  at  Lake by the Wrfglit'Creek '1  lie   Company.       Mr.   Rafsto'n   for-i  warded six men   and  seven -horses  to the scene oP operations' last Wed  n'esdav morniii".  -      - ATLIN,   P*,0.   ������-.,.'  LARGEST, AND BEST STOCK OF GENERAL  MERCHANDISE. NORTH OF VANCOUVER.  See our greatly reduced prices on all our winter stock.  Surprise' �� -See our prices "on groceries. Ladies.1, goods a specialty.  Hvdrau-'i  $ *'  '   .       -*^>me Creek Ijranch-opens in March. ,'''  |    a.h.-stracky.      r ��� archie w. shiels, '  �� ,s ��� ���,  ���: Atlin Manager.    '���     "      ,       '    '       Agent Allin City.  PATRIOTIC FUND CONCERT.  t ,  The initial entertainment of lhe  ser,ies"to be held* hi aid of this'noble  cause VC-as given at the Grand Jast j ,~  evening, arid took the forrrj'of a|~  The hall Was lav  P. BURNS fr CO.,  ' v ��� > ���  Wholesale   -  CoRNKR  and :'^"rx  .FlRS'i  Retail   -   Butchers.  and   Vicari.   Strekts.-  inadvertently omitted   fromJ(th'e re  port of the Chefs' Ball ..in our  las,tj-high.    Magistrate-   Ii.  '   Saturday's issue.    The ladies.ove?  looked ' wetje ' Me^anres'.' Galarno,  Harrnan and "Hpaijing^rlid to them  was due in-a large "measure the suc-  . cess achieves^''"  '  " " . '  In our last week's mention-of tire  ..change in^the  firm   of McLennan,  ~"*McFeelv" &'Co.l an   error  crept in  ��� f '-". l   :;" .'.-.a    _ '-   -.        '.  -something   unusual    with     this  iKf."..-..,,: ,.v ��� i-   '.- .    ���   .,  popular concert   -me hau w as av; i    Builders' Hardware, Miners0 Supplies,  ishly draped with  flags, (,a   portrait ^   ' .;. . .,.;���-- ..        - '  of Her Majesty adorni}.ig/t)ie 'centre    *.. , f:J;; r TtUWare,       ^ - -'    *-  -   j ,  -   G rani tew are,  Etc., Etc.  The names of three-'ladies .\vere i'of trie'stage.    The aud-iejice^was ft.  ... .   -��� ������  -- . ..IT..-    .. | ,     . �����        .>���''-..  bumper  one and.enthusiasm - ran  W. Bickle  'filled the- -honorable .position ��oCi',  chairman and delivered a short but  telling introductory speech, and finished bv reading .the latest war,  bulletin which _,hadi just come m. |  This caused -.hrimense' ekhilaratiou ,  and three rousing cheers were given j  for the Queeiv and the same for the '  Array.    With   every   one  pleased,, i  ;,.   " TINSHOP -IN/:'CONNECTION.  TITOS. DUNN  1    & CO. (Limited.)   ".��-  FIRST STREET..  ATLIN, B. C.  -THE GRAND  HOTEL  paper-^'wliicli\vouId'm"ak*i  it  read and "determined .'to. be  pleased, the FINEST.EQUIPPED-HOTEL IN THE NORTHJ,   EVEI-  as^hough^theold'hea'd, E.J.Mc- programme went swimmingly, arid", j      ,      '      r^NjiucTED IN   FIRST-CLASS  MANNER.'  Feely   had vtransferred "to- Atlin  This is" not the  case.    The" initials  .     J- r        > '  -,"<��� E!' J. should have, been >F. J.  Mess pork-^still in pickle,   Labra-  *- 'dor. herring and a few -eggs  still  to  be had at P. P. Cp.>  Messrs. '"Fountain,:- Larseu- and  Spencer have gone out to   prospect  a lead situated near Fourth of July  .   creek.    <  Late advices from Dawson say  business is very dull and many restaurants and twro hotels have been  forced to close their doors for want  of patronage. Prices "remain about  the same, with apparently full lines  of all staples.     .....  Dried fruits,, all kinds* .any qtian-  RYTHINO  indeed; the.numbers.Yendered.w'ould.  please a much more critical audience  than  the   happy    one   assembled, j  Where all did well particularisatioii ;  is quite unnecessary.    A   feature of  the evening .was -the programmes ==:  printed- on various colored satins ' l'rom membership are many, whilst  They are intended for'souvenirs cf | the outlay is insignificant, tvyeuty-  the eventful'occasion and went like jfive cents Fer manth being the  hot cakes at''25 'cents each. 'The.[maximum, call. The society is  supply was soon' exhausted and'thieving vast popularity in the  numerous   orders   were given  the  Rick <Sh Ha&tik, -Vropriktors*:    Davtp Hastik, Managkr.  ��� .-.-.        ��� Corner,of First and Discovery Streets.  fund secretary for more, as. ever}'  one is anxious to send such beautiful mementos lo their friends in the  great outside world. They will  prove surprises to' many "of these  people and will show-"them that Atlin i.s up to date and  enjoys  many  Eastern' States as well  land.        '    ' ���  as  iu  Eng-  tity, nice-s-aud cheap at Parsons |0f the amenities of the" highest civili:  Produce Co.'s. '���' <-      lzation.    Before closing the concert  It is reported from Vancouver ,a hearty vote" of 'thanks was tender-  that Wm. Nelson lias sold out hisjed Mr. Hastie'for "giving "the use of  interest in the Caledonia group, 1 the fine hall with lights, etc., free  Pine    City,     to     Vancouver men. j to the fund;    to;  W. O. Paxton for  Turkeys and Chickens at P. P.'Co. I managing the concert, aud also to  HOW THEY DO IT INJ'APAN.  In Japan there is a proverb among  the medical fraternity that "when  the twin enemies, disease and poverty, invade a home, he who takes  aught front-that home,, even though  it' be given, him, is a robber."  Accordingly no doctor, ever thinks  of asking a poor patient for a fee.  Chas. Cullen, "late of Atlin, is  stationed at the Payne mine, in the  Slocan, in the interest of peace and  order.  Dont forget that they still have  some of those fresh fish, both white  fish and trout, at Parsons Produce  Co.'s.  A thoroughly enjoyable bachelor's hop was given at the Grand  ou Mondaj night. .Sixteen couples  were present and a real good time  experienced. A dainty supper was  spread and enjoyed. The whole  affair was informal, but none the  less delightful. The bachelors giving the party, with their usual  modesty, would rather not have  their names mentioned.  Peter Piper picked a/peck of Pepper,  Paul picked a piece'bf prime pick led  THE ROUGH RIDERS. _  A Vancouver despatch of the 12th  all those  who  assisted  in   making j inst. says that amid scenes  of such  patriotism as were never witnessed  in that city, the Va.ncou.ver contingent ��f the Strathcona Rough Rid-  the occasion such a memorable success.  The next entertainment is dated  for Tuesday,, Feb. 6th, and will  consist of drama, olio and a hypnotic  seance. A high class and novel  evening's fun is assured. Let everybody attend, a's is their duty,  and thus help out. the worthiest of  causes.  A. F. F. P. F.  Permission has been received  here from the headquarters at Boston, of the A. F. F. P. F. t:, form  an Atlin lodge. To Messrs. Paxton, Dickinson," Mansfield and Cameron has been   entrusted   the 'work  ers departed upon the east-bound  train, bound for Calgary, there to  join the remainder of the Western  troopers bound for South Africa.  SHOULD BK   LOOKED INTO.  A large amount of meat has. been  ���sold, and is being sold, at the, present  time, that does not come up to the  requirements prescribed by law.  The meat in question, as it will be  remembered by Atlinites," was a  Dawson shipment of 10,000 pounds  which was being taken down on a  scow 'late last fall, and by some unaccountable   means  the  scow  was  of organization and from the enthusiasm these gentlemen display there. Wrecked and the rneat deposited  in  seems no reason   to doubt that  a [Bennett Lake.    It  remained  soak-  Pork at Parson^- Produce Co.'s and | large uemhership will   be  enrolled. ' ing_iu the water for six  weeks,  we  Mr. Paxton is   acting  Hi  secretary  have been   told, 'and  subsequently  was made to briug'it into Atlin, but  the lateness of the season froze in  the craft a .short distance this side  of Golden Gate. It remained there  for over a month while arrangements were being made to complete  the journey , with sleds. Finally  Taku City was reached. Al this,  latter place the meat has been hawk-  ed-around and disposed of at figures ranging from 5 to 25 cents a.  pound. The former figure was  paid for choice dog cuts, while the  latter bought' tenderloin for tables  in Atlin and . other' places not over  five miles from here.   .  The meat is. said to be in such a  condition that any city meat inspector would condemn it without parley at a moment's notice. The fact  that the shipment was foisted on  Atlin, instead of continuing it ou  its journey to" Dawson, is certainly  proof ample that there is something,  rotten in the state of Denmark. *  pronounced it particularly palatable.  Victoria Co\ouist^ "Feb. g:-'-: CapL  Wallace Lang-ley- was, a  passenger  from the Sound yesterday morning,  and lho��e wishing to -ign lhe roll1 rescued- and taken lo Bennett,  call will do well to call on him ear-.-where it was disposed of for 5 cents  ly.   -.The'-benefits   to   be   derived a pound.'  From there an attempt  A QUARTER OF  A   MILLION  SOLDIERS.   .  The London Leader's war expert  says: South African military opinion calls for 10,000 or ��5,000 men as  soon as. possible, and this upon the  ground of mercifulness and ultimate  economy.  "This would bring our strength  there up to nearly a quarter of a  million men,, and this force to put  down two small republics, whose  united white population is supposed  not to exceed 450,000 men, women,  children and Uitlanders.  "Nothing but this- fact was needed to demonstrate the futility of the  ministerial scheme of army, reorganization laid before Parliament  recentlv.  n  >1


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