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 v;  .V  -   ���������" *j ��� ���  ���  ^.U.^l-' -  lli'  a, v'  I' '  It  h  ,  * f     *     ri    "'      ^      * f /  "���' ��� "*       ' r      i  1    t r *���   .  , vol.,, 2'.,  ���     ' ,   ; i   't    ,_  1/ "-,1       /  <\  1 - iu  "'   '��;.. >'ATJ,IN,;/-a-Je.,i"S^.TUi<l)AV1    JANUAkV,    13,    j^oo.  i_l ���^u -t, r,ri"'':"f '���' ! !;   frO.  o>-  0  ' . ��� ���  ' , (Llmitkd.') '     ' . ��� > .. ���'  'Paints,' GE5&," tyarssissfoes,   '' ' -..'. ���  ^ '���', ~ <     *���  ,'   *        ���>���'';-:���.   ^      "' Builders*-Hardware,  Sash' and Boors, ' 'V^-T  -   *       ,...   Tihware,i\!Brain��tewarem'-'Crookery  ���,* '��'��������� t ;��� "��� ,'r; '   .    1 ,-���   .  All kinds of Tinsmith work done. <    ,   -    . .    .'.-"������,    ,'-���' '  jialf   'of the  Klondike Capital,  1  Licked Up By Fire.    .   "'  FtiA<i!<$M*TH'S\.ipafiLm , ,  Corner of First au��t-' Pe-ai 1 Street.  ' '-"   <'..'.'. FRESH   NEW  GOODS  JUST- IN**.."������  -    *  ' I    -���' V     M '       '  ��� J. St.' Cla1rVBkd(ett',(0��d-.(tp.  - '      ' -    ,��� '' "���   ' -  , ;   nt    --f -  -    -���   , .      ' 4      ���  I/ARCiuST and?Best,1Suli-:cti'.d Stock of.''" '-' )/ ,  v.fiiWenes^'SheirBard^are;1'Paints and Oils, Bcots:and  ' 'Shoes;'Rfbbsr .Goods-and Miners5'Supplies./  [RON " STORE' '-'  '-"?"-'''-'/-.'- f''.-'. . COR.   xST  AND' TRAY NOR  DAWSON IN' EUMJS.  Believed to Have  Originated on  ��� r  the  Water Front. *"'   .  STORK'-  THE TRUE^IJO'HR.i     ...  .  v-  ,-.   r *"'  'There' is no abler war corresoon-  dent    in-   Lad\ smith   to-dav   th'ar  \\ liliam-Maxwell,   of    the   'Stan-  dafd Hi's descii prions of Kitchener'*  ' march to' Khartotmi( were   perhaps  ' Vhe best that'-were printed, 'and   he  tias aheadv'distirguhh'ed himself 111  the pre=ent"camraign.    He  sends  to"his paper a description of the Boer  'as he finds him,'.which\ is1,the best  nncron *the"vfhole  tlie-most  impartial-sketch that has come  from fan  English pen. ''In'the  couise  of a'  , most interesting letter Mr.��� Maxwell  says;  "Between theEoerof action and the  Eocf-6f fact "there  is'no   affinity  They differ as much as   the > noble  lied man, who scalps his way ihiough  the pages of Fen im ore Cooper, dif-  ers from his squalid?- degenerate son  in tl e nathe ieser\e.l   The Eoer-o!  fiction is a chivalrous, though some  what sleepy,   gentleman   in   cordu-  'roy-5���a-mountain .-of beef ,and bone,  gave \a  solitary   musing," and' the.  shootiing    of'"bucks" or   'redcoats,',  whichever'happen to cross his path.  , Hunter -and   hernr.t,   patriot,   and  philosopher, is the mixture "out  of  which   he    is   compounded.'   The  Eoer of fact is the creature of another  clay,    tie is a dull,   lumpish,   lazy  animal with a  capacity   for  ignorance, superstition and tyranny,  unsurpassed by any white race.    His  good qualities���for he has  redeeming-    chaicc'ens-tics���appeal     very  strongly to  the .iuiagiration.    He  clii'gs with the passionate  fervor of  a Covenanter to the simple andsub-.  lime faith'in the literal   teaching of  the Bible.    Eove of independence is  deep-rooted  in    his    nature.    The  history of Fouth Africa during two  and a half centupes  is full  of   examples 6"f his  dogged  and   unconquerable spirit     But he has in overpowering degree the defects of these  ���qualities.    His pjet> is ant to . degenerate into iu, ei stitipn   and' sanctimonious ^  I haiisaiMH.-'' lo\e'   o."  irdependence has begot,iQ..him-l>ate  of e\ erything. t,hat might te^id to disturb- liis re-iiereucc f^c the -piiSt." and  susp.cion ot thestrangerwho threat-  er s to '! ti ead him to cleaVa" in his soL-  tude of the veldt. Tne unconquer,  able spirit that ha!s made h.m 'one  of the boldest pioneers the world  has seen-iiasJjecome corrupted into  'obstinate conceit. / ,    ;.'   <t  , ^4;30 p ui'. - .Mi C.( D. Newton,  of Pine City^has jttstt arrived. Irbm  Bennett aiid reports that'a telegi.au  had Been received .there from ])a\\-  s'ori announcing .the destruction b\  fire of half that' city. The origin  of the, cqnfiagialion is located Oi;  the water front A report .is ' momentarily expecied by wiie.  '   A POPULAR MANAGER..  'Mr. J. Anderson, ^manager of the  Bank of B. N. f A.;   has   been   pro '  nioted to  the   ba;ik's ,mmagership  abGreenwood." .That'camT  is -one  of the most   progressive , in   B.   C.  aud will, offer -a  fine   field  for  Mr  Anderson's     well-known    ability.  W Lilst sorry, to  say, .good-bj e,' w e  tender   Mr.   Anderson   congratulation and,best wishes.    We'understand that-his successor, wall be-Mr  J. H. Gillard, tlate   of Vancouver,  who is .expected iu daily, aud upon  vvhose airival Mr. Anderson wJHake  his departure. ��� ,  Mr. S. H. Plumbe, who  is  well  known in Atlin district, ariived  in  i  town this week from the coast. He  had exceptionally severe experience  after leaving Log Cabin inwards.  Fie spent 18 hours on the trail bs-  tween the latter place aud the Tepee, a distance of 20 miles, and got  his ears and "toes touched with  frost, necessitating a lay-over ol  five days at the Tepee, in order to  thaw out. Mr. Plumbe is the re/-  lesentative of a company with large  hjdraulic interests in the camp.  The principal point under immediate .consideration by Mr. Pfum.be  is Bitch creekx where 200 claims  are owned by his company. His  early arrival is for the -purpose of  perfecting all details and-arrangements for the working of' this -property as soon as weather conditions  will permit.  ....,, ,      WAR NEWS.  ; London, Jan. 1.���Col u Pitcher  with 200 .Canadians,' 200 Australians'," 200'of tne Cornwall legimeni  and one battery of artillery outflanked the Eo-irs aud ��� took their  laager, in an .engagement in the  vicinity of Sunnysi.de.- The Canadians and Australians carried the  oosition with a splendid, rush. -The  enemy's entire store of war munitions was .captuied and 40 Boers  were taken pri->o.iers. The Boer  lo?s was heavy. The British loss  was three wounded, all three being  Australians. >  London, Jan.'i.���Late despatch-,  es from the front record incidents of  the Tugela fight;  The Daily Telegaph has a special  *roni Chievele3'/dated December 20,  which tells ho��v Lieat. Roberts, son  of Lord Robeits", fell at Tugela river.  It says: "The horses of the 14th and  66th batteries had been killed, and  Lieut. Roberts, Capt Schafield and  Capt. Cougrcve, of therifles, attempted with gunner ���^ oltinteers to drag  oat the gun'  ceeded, helped by   a corporal   and  some men.  "Lieutenant Roberts was hit badly by a shell. Capt. Congreve,  "Capt. Foscer an'd 'Major Baptie  brought Lieut. Robots lrom the  open into a little ravine, where he  lay hidden from the enemy's terrible fire.  "At 5 p. m.140 Boers approached  the ten abandoned guns. Ou espying Col. Bullock . Capt. Con-"  greve and the others in.the ravine,  they called upon the British to surrender     Col.   Bullock declined aud  ed htm 'down with his rifle batt,  Attenvardb tlit en-jmy'gave oar  wounded water and cordi ds.' Then  having'taken all then aims, am-  m.initiou. and field gli^js, tii;V let  '* " *>    ��'?, x      > f  them   return   bv  our  ambulances  flie   Scots Fusiliers io,st nearly two  .���ompaniec,captured.,i *"'  -   v~  ���   A _despatch   lo 'the''Daily'Mail'  rom Chievelev'.jdaledTJec'V'V,'- esti--  / 1    ' 1 - \i    - ' 1 ,i ��� 1  mated the casualties'in "Ge'f.' Bull-  it's re u'Jse as  1,150,* including 1,1,2  , mihSLiig. ��� It ii announced that a  joitidi of.the. Bntiih   tfoo ���>s.-have  .recuiucci to Fieie'.'"*  -,   Loiidot^.janr.'.-^-Chievelev'  and  wadvsmich are,in   full   comniunica-  tion ���, While  the signalling was iii ,  jrogiebS^ the^  tBoeis  attempted 'trf1,  muddle   the .messages   with'1 flash-  lights    from     eacn   extremity     of  Jieii   long- entrenched   lines'    The ���  'laA'al   brigade    tools   advantage of -  the opp^rl,aiut3   to  snell "the- Boer  j-oaitjons    v\hich   were  plainly   re-r  veaied bjT,Lheir  evn   lights.    The  na\aLbalterv,\e,��uuied the  spelling  ot the Boer trendies on, the   morning, of Dec. 29^ b.it their fire tailed  to elicit any sign ot .life  ������   A despatcti froiH,CaDetowi3'Uin.ler .  ^ - r*      . .1 1 * i       (  date ot Dec. 27�� aiiiiotince* that "an  ���     - ' j  .' ij  ai 111 ored .tram nas -restored CQ-anm-  1    ��� .    v 'if      ..   ' >>  nicatioti/with Dordrecht, wheie the  .  Free   State  flag  has  beeti" hauled  dovvn,   and that the Boers had been  driven from  the  adjacent  hills  to  :3tormberg. ' . ' -. -  AN ATLIN CLUB.  threatened to shoot, although" his  party only had one rifle -.''The .Boers  retired and a ��� paclsy ensued ThU>  100 rode up lo w'ttliin a few yards  of the   party,    but    Col     Bullock  Ushered    Into   Existence   With  a.  s- I I  Membership" of Thirty-Five.  A very large and representative ���  meetings'of Atlin's ;busihe^s men  vya_s held in the banlc of Halifax on  Monday evening, the object, being  tlie formation of a club. W. A.  Spencer was^ called to the chair and  A. C. Huschfeld acted as secretary-  Mr. Byron, of the Kootenay Hotel,  on invitation^ laid a proposition ba-  fore the meettng that he' would fit  up the Kootenay _ with billiard-  table,-baths, reading'jroom and ail  the appurtenances' necessary for a  Capt. Sch^field sue- ^comfartable club house and reserve  it entirely ..with the exception of the  bar,, for the use of members, for tt  certain niaieUry consideratiox  Mr. Byron's proposal was discussed  aud accepted and a roll opened for  chartered ni^mb.'rs. It was signed  by 35 and the Atlin club had come  into ex.stencs. Tne election of officers was then provided with .by- ���  ballot.with the following results: ���  Hon.   President,   J.   D  Grahauss  President, W. A. Spencer.   Comi��it--  tee of management,   who  \yill appoint   Treasurer,    Secretary,    etes,  Messrs. Lovvrie,   Anderson,   GrawJi, ���  The  iseei:- '  Hi' the Small Debts Court yesterday Dr. Lewis v. Richeii, action for  $125/ balance of bill for medical  tendance    came   up. ��'Veidiof> for  plaintiff, without costs... s-  ���  :\ve areLglad tsa.report ths Spr-nce  Creek scurvy'patients codvalescent. ��� - .1*1 1 viii 1,-. ^ rvr,-' ",-i for  t-'i��  r,,rn"jl  A proper  change  of diet  did; the|swore   lie  uoulcl  not   1.,   taken   a | aiU I.. hJJAu^d lor  ta.  .1 ,pro.a3  ij^icjj.. c . Ipnsoiver,  v/Ue��eny6a> a Boat knock-j 0  Stephenson andSUiels(  ina:  adjourned, uutil' Monday   rii*.  ",ud  111st,,   when   the  i:o*'.S)tijutioB.��  and   by-I?wi>.  which will b; prepar,-..  ed  in  the.mteriui^by the '.ommitt=4  tht niiinb^is.  ^i  <*/  xrtcTitt.z^KrxZMi^^txr-rTtoStGjrJZT.'mjerurtvKttmw. ^ainwaiiwir  ���. ----����*��^wJvwaa���nwarw!K^  ]$mm .3- ;- y ..  * I  y!  ! ,  A'!1 UK.  l\-,   fVAWkDAV, 'jAOTlUW 15,  --^���k^^^^'^J4K-4^^a^g=  .U'AffliHriUMif;  The   A'ri.rN   Claim."  Published   every    Sii'tur(lu,v   innrniiiK   by  Tar. Ati.in Ci-aim  I'uiiMMiinii Co.  Oflicn of nublientioii:  t  (���"((di! IctiMTi Trim < r mid i'ciu-l Street*.  Advortisiu^r rutiis miuln Iciipwn on itiipliun-  tion.  Tlie subscription prim* is ?*l n your, piiy-  ablo in (���.(Ivhik'O. No paper will Ijo ilelivereil  uulobs tlic��KO conditions ure t'oniijlie'l witli.  point has been brought to the at-  :eutiou" of the powers' that' be,  would it not be well for the latter  to further inform itself, through'reliable sources, of the true condition  of mail matters in the north? We  think so.  round.-. __ ". It'.s just - - what - I  wanted,'1, he said;':. who made it?"'  ".Who made it?"' replied Beecher;  "who-"Hiade..jhiKf_globe?/' Oh, nobody, Colonel, it just happened!"  At the meeting  of the  Liberal-  Conservative Association  on   Wednesday    evening   a   telegram   was  handed to the  Rev.   Mr.   Stephen-  soul    Being    war   news    business  was  suspended   and  the  reverend  gentleman requested to  read  aloud  the  contents, which   proved  to   be  an account of the action at Sunny-  side, in which   the  Canadians  ar.d  ���Australians routed  the  Boers  and  "captured their trenches.    Great enthusiasm  ensued and three rousing  cheers given for our brave boys ar.ci  three   more  for1 the   Antipodeans.  "F'or they are jolly good  fellows,"  given with a vim,   closed  the'joyous episode  and .business  was 'resumed.      ' -  ��� Thomas A. Edison has just completed'an electric machine designed  for the separation of the gold- from  the ruby and black sand as fourd  on the Cape Nome beaches.- Two  sacks of this auriferous sand were  sent to the wizard at Menlo Park,  aud treated by his new machine.  The result was $65 in gold. After  the treatment the sand was submitted to'the usual analysis ar.d not a  ' trace of gold found, thus - proving  - the complete success of the machine.  The cost is said to be very little,  and the ' earnings of ��� the beach  miners using the machine will be  more than quadrupled. By the  present crude method of sluicing  with plate and blankets two-thirds  'of the gold has been' lost hithertu.  All this will be ob\iated by the  new invention and its beneficial ef  fects to the beach miners will be in  calculable.  It is a matter of congratulation  to the residents of the district that  the Postmaster-General has ordered  the transmission of newspapers  to-Atlin and outwards by the mails.  It appears the Hon. Mr. Mulock  had no idea our district was so  closely connected with a railway,  and on the facts of the case being  presented ro him, at o::ce granted  the desired b~o:i. It is not likely  much benefit will be derived from  this change this year. The present  contract with the Canadian Development Company will have to bj  enlarged and preliminaries arranged  for the new older of things  takes time, and as the season is  well on to the three quarters, it is  not likely paper - mail will arrive  before the middle of February.  Tt.would be interesting in this  connection to know who furnished  the department with mail advices  of so derogatory a nature to the  northern portion of British Columbia. , We have post-office inspectors   with    princely   salaries,   and  As there is ho likelihood of there  being  auothei   election   before  another session o." t'ie Doml'.i'.o'i Pai-  liament is held,   arrangements * will  require to be   made   very   soon   for  the issuing of wr.ls .'or a number of  by-elections.    There  are at present  six vacancies iu the Ho use of Commons aud six in   the   Senate.    The  defeat of the -Liberals' in   Manitoba  has 'brought  the   mailer*-horns  to  the Federal government   with   considerable  force    and    ere    another  short   period  passes   overhead   the  writs   will   have  been  issued.     In  the   popular chamber there are four  vacant seats in Quebec, ore in Manitoba and one in Ontario.    In Ontario the  constituency of West On -  tario   became  vacant  through   the  death of Sir James Edgar,, who was  speaker in the present  Parliament.  Winnipeg    was    unrepresented all  last    session,      Mr.   Jameson,   the  member, having died just  previous  to the meeting of Parliament.    The  Hon. A. C. Geoffaon   who   sat  for  Chambly and Vercliers i'.i   Quebec,  Hon. W. B.   Ives who  represented  Sherbrooke, make two vacancies in  Quebec. In ��� addition ' to  these   Dr.  Rinfret, of Lotbiniere,'was appointed to office and   Mr.   P.  Bourassa,  of Labslle, resigned, baciase of-the  sending of the contingent to South  Africa Without calli ^g Parliament to  sanction it.    It is  understood  that  ali the by-election' will  be  held  on  the same day.    In the ^Senate  the  death of Mr. Sutherland and 'Major  Bw'iilton leaves    two  vacancies   for  Manitoba.    In  Ontario  the seat of  the late Senator San ford,  who  was  drowned in Muskoka last summer,  is vaca it,  and  in  the  province  of  Quebec two vacancies were  created  by the death of Senators  Bellerose  and Price.    There is,  as is  always  the, case, a very lively  scramble for  the: positions in the Upper Chamber  and  ir  would not be safe to predict  who  of the   numerous    applicants  will be successful.  It it reported"that a young American woman who will soon be worth  $20,000,000, has agreed to marry a  young English viscount if he will  win the Victoria Cross in South  Africa. The cross and thermillions  are worth winning, but the value of  the . girl who would make such  terms is not up   to  the -average.  .while Lady de .Ramsey, and Lady  Georgin4 Curzon have each, achieved  their owii social success.  ' NEWS OF THE WORLP.  French .statistics of the' past year  show that, the number of deaths  has increased by 59,054, while the  number of births has decreased by  15,174. This is a striking confirmation of Zola's strictures on  the nation, .made in his latest book  Here are' three items "of- interest  from the San Francisco Mining &  Scientific Press: The' "Alaska-  Treadwell mine of Alaska pays dividends amounting to about $1,060  daily. The' Homestake'mine,, of  South Dakota pays $3/500 daily in  divic ends.    Both are low grade.''  An effort is being made by German capitalists to consolidate the  nitrate interests of Chile. ; The mines  are valued $80,000,05x5. The present output is about ,3.000,000 tons  annually'.  A  TITLED HEROINE.  The Canadian soldier^ have had  a tight at last, and borne themselves  right royally as chips of the old  block. They, with the Australians,  stormed the Boar entrenchments at  Sunnyside, with.a magnificent dash  and plack which his called forth  the warmest encomiums of the  British  press.    Full   particulars  of  Plucky English  Woman  Who Escaped from Mafeking.  South African war heroines have  been few thus far. One oi the first  to appear has been Lady Sarah  Wilson, the daring English woman  who, with her maid, recently rinj  ished a 200 mile ride from beleaguered Mafeking throagh ' the Boer  forces and into the British lines.  Lady Sarah should not have been  in Mafeking at all. Her husband  is Captain Gordon Chesney Wilson  of the Royal Horse guards and was  one of the little band of officers on  the staff of Colonel Baden-Powell  whose corps" of rough riders were  -penned in Mafeking by the Boer  forces under Commandant Cronje.  Lady Sarah followed her husband  to Mafeking much against his  wishes and stayed so long that she  was trapped with the rest. The  Boers gallantly allowed her to ride  through their lines with her maid.  The youngest of the large family of  the seventh Duke of Marlborough  (there were five sons and six daughters). Lady Sarah, had won a reputation among her friends for inheriting more than her share of the  martial qualitiesofher great ancestor  ��� Sullivan's new opefa, the   "Rose  * i ' '  of Persia,'' scored a success In London..  Report of' gold- discoveries in  Eurythrea is confirmed. ���  Russian press as well as French  continue their attacks Mi the British  people aiid' policies.  Marchand, of Fashodfi fame, is to  be promoted, '    ;  ' - The ' proi osed allia-cc between  Hritain, Cefnlft'iy di d the United  States is" not approved . by -' all the  British .press. 'Many papers regard  the Kaiser with suspicion.  "British boycott of Paris exposition spreads. The^ l'rince of Wales  will not. attend, and 45,, firms have  already withdrawn applications foi*  space, '     ���  Secretary Root favors Pacific;  cable from San Francisco to Manil'  la via Honolulu and Guam, to cost  $8,500,000.  _��*PV-.���������^n>^SW^""������������������������SI  LIST* YOUR ,  LOTS AT ���  . .'  Rant & Jones,  "    '   '' OLDEST  ' '   '.     - established  brokers;  OF-ATLIN.  Agents for' the John Irving Navigation Company*  Peaki. St., Atlin, B. C,  BROWNLEE & LOWRY  J. H. Rrovvnlee, f. L. S., D, L. S.  R. C. Lowry, A. M. I. C- E.  Civil and Hydraulic En^iiieersi  Land Surveyors.  Pkari  Street, Atlin, B. C.  , T"ULES eggert  Swiss Watchmaker,  Has charge of government instru-=  ments.    i*irst street, Atlin.  -. Iu  A. S. Gross' Mora.  the engagement have  yet  lo come  I his to hand, b it o.ie  tiling  is  certain,  our boys have received their "bap-jthe famous Churchill of Blenheim,  lism of fire gloriously, a���d ^^J, even before the present war gave so  really without any loss on their j favorable an opportunity.-for their  side. Canada's honor is iu safe display  hands and to say thai we arc proud  of our soldier lads, but feebly expresses ^ur sentiments.   ���  Beecher and   lngersoll  were   al  ways great friends. Mr. Beecher had  a celestial globe in his study, a  their duties compel them to keep present from some manufacturer,  th- federal, authorities in perfect On it was a ���. excellent representa-  accord with outlying districts-, and, tion of the const, llations .and stars  according  to  The 'h*>l'Hiaster-Gen- which    compose   them.    lngersoll  vVVimborne.   Lady  The first Duchess, the imperious  favorite of Queen Anne, seems to  reappear in her youngest namesake.  She is aunt of the present duke  and sister of the late Lord Randolph  Churchill.  All her sisters are pretty and  clever women and figure largely in  English society, One is the Duchess of Roxburgbe, another Lady  Tweedmauth's  eral's letters  iv'Jre iuibruiuton was delighted wivh the globe.    He salon  is  a meeting  place  for  the  Shot-Guns, Rifles, Revolvers and every description of Sporting Goods  at  TISDALL'S QliN STORE  S VANCOUVKR,  Q    Ctttulo^iic mailed on upplicatioii.  Direct   to   Vancouver  Three  Days  5TH.  in.  t6TH    AND    26TH  EACH   MONTH.  OF  was iivt ju^iiLvU.     Siiufc one v.-uun. examined ifc close .y and turned  it t politicians of  the Rosebery circle,  A.   H,   BARER,   Agent,   .  C. R. R. OEice, .Skagway,  npHR NORTHERN- HOTEL,  FiitsT Street,  Good Liquors-and Cigars.  J. Byron, Pro^v  ��  v'  r  4'  r  mi  * v-^yif   .  M I I'll  h  }> i  i ,������+'  .1/  ���W ���  I/'      c  It'    '  lit '  li) *���  1 '?*?  ,.^"  RATUkOAV.-JANUARY tj, 1900.  r���=_?  p*'  [it  1"!  ���te.  ,      BOER__TALK._        ___  " "-"\'correspondent who visited  the'  hospital,at (l<adysniith,<- wlie're-'the J  Boers'* wounded 'at'Elaridslaagte ate I  .'.; being tended, "reports that General'  ��� 'Jan .Kock,. who was Ha'dly  wound-!  ���". ,-ed in the thigh'and'-'shoulder,'-said j  ..'- that the advance of the patriots un*  %~Aer Pinar, without .gun's, 'was; simply with the'object'of,-cutting  the  railway,   and" that' this  body . was  subsequentlv     reinforced    w'ithout i  General Joubert's orders.    (ieneral j  Viljoen  accompanied .thetu,     The j  latter  was killed early in.the light, j  ��� . According  to   another-   cdrrespou- J  denti . the   Boers  say.t that (General j  -   Kock, during the   battle,   read  the  Bible aud prayed   for victory,    His  .brother, .two  sous  and   a   nephew!  ��� were all wounded and taken prison-  -. I  .   '     Colonel   Schiel,   ol   the   German ���  corps,   and  Commandant, Preterms '���'  -    'were both severely wounded; Many r  prottiinent' Boers, are.not  yet ac*'  counter! for.     Philip Kock says the'  - Boers suffered most'froin  the   _'sol* r  diers  in,little clothes, half men and  half women,!' meaning the Gordon >  Highlanders and.in a charge of the  ',   Fifth Lancers.  , They say also that  . the two quick-firing guns, captured  ��� .by the Devonshire Regiment, are  vlhose that were taken' from the  Jamesou.raid. Colonel. Schiel Las*,  sured a correspondent that nothing 1  C~uld stand against the accuracy of  the hiiiish field guns,-" which- repeatedly   drove the Transvaal gun-.  -  tters froth, the embrasures. The Brit*  ��� ish infantry fire was also a complete surpiise -to .-the Boers, who  were confident o.'" their ability to  toaster any infantry, attack. ' One  "Elanslaagte correSpfchtiei'it'cxpress-  es the belief that the British killed  fewer Boeis than "might have  been expected, considering the heavy  fire of the British artillery. The  bullets of the Boer Mauser, it appears, makes a clean, healthy  wonnd were it passes out.  NEW TNSPECTOR,-  Mr. \V. H. Dorman has been  appointed post-office inspector of  the new district of British Columbia  with headquarters at Vancouver.  The new district comprises Yale,  Burrard and Cariboo. The Province has been divided into two districts, ,one with headquarters at  Victoria and the other at Vancouver.  , Victoria's ministry has resigned  This makes five ministers who have  approved of federation which   have  been forced from office.  Archibald Forbes, the famous  war correspondent, is reported dangerously ill.  - Vice-President Hobart's will has  been filed. The estate is valued at  $2,500,000.    .  1 ' .  The-American army in its pursuit of the -Phillipinos, captured  eight trunks of ^clothes containing  the entire wardrobe of Mrs. . Agui-  'ualdo. "Fortunately "for her'..the  climate " is' warm' and -we suppose  that until -the return of happier  days she can get along clothed in a  pearl necklace, a blush-and her native modesty.  Eleven-important prize-fights took  place in the United States on  Th^t'w^ivinj* diy..  Job Printing at  t -  The Claim  Assessment  Act' and  Provincial  1 Revenue Tax Act.  Atlin and Bennett Lake Divisions of  Cassiar District.' '  Notice iii hereby yi\fii. in iH-<-<ii-.|.iiu-e nlth  tlie Statute*, that Iti*.unlit' Tn\ iinil nil  iuxph Ittvltiil iimloi'tia> "AwhsinpTii AcV'are  ,'iiw tint; for.tin- ".cur'l!ll('. As-i'smhI tfixcs  ire oolluc I tile ut tin- following rutpk. vlv.  If puid on or In f ,'ru June With, IflfK):  - Tliruu-fifths of tun' per cent, on renl piop-  -���rty. . . '  Two unil one-halt,, per ijeiit. on usst^-jod  vuluo of uild luiiil. . A" " 'i  One-huif of mm per rcii1.ini pni'sonul prop- *  rrty.      " , ' , ' '   .  On so nuiqli of the income- ot nn> pen-on nt  exceed-, (hip ti: 011 mi ml dollars,the, following  rates, iLinielj, i.pun *iic], excess of income*  wlipn tho viirnf i-'i ot iT>(ii<> 'than teu tlior-  (.aauil dolliirh/otie in r ���������nt.: h. hcti such ex-  ' ces> is nver ten thor.-iuui duller* anil not  more than tUfuO-thousand dolluri. oim and.  one-q mii-ter of one per cent.'; v. heii tiich excess is ovei'.tw tnity thousand dollars, one and '  one-half of one per tent.   . >y  " If paid oncor after the IM Jiily. li*!0:  Fonr-lifths of one per i-niit.  ou  teal property.,       -       " ''''���'..' j  Three per cent, on the ui>f.����.secl value of  wild land. - " ' !��� * .  Tiirce-fourtliH of one per rent, on pergonal  property. - , , .  On so much <?f the income "of uny poi".ou a*  exceeds oi.e thoiihnnd ilolluis, the follow hut  rates, namely, upon  siieh  excess, when the-  Mime i�� not mora than ten tlioiihand dollerB. ���  one unci o:.e-quarter of one per cent.; when  siieh I'Xecfw .is over   ten   tiicuivund dollars  11.id not more tlia.i  twenty t'.oimai.d doll.u-.  one and one-liiilf of one per t >���  t.: �� ht>n uticit  o.\e��!s> i-% ovsr twenty.tlioiiMiiid dolhus, i)n*  mid tliree-(i'ia>'ter> of o. e per cent.  ,   Revenue tux, ��;U.t per eapitn.  J. 1). GKAH.V... ,      _���  ^K-esMir ui d t'olloctor.  Atlin, B. C, Jaiilniry 2nd. 1W li.  PINETREE\WlfL~.  DISCOVERY, B... CI  When you-come to Discovery take  shelter under -the .tree.  Finest of liquors.    Good  stablitig.  ' When in Atlin stop  . . at the . ,   .  OLYMPIC HOTEL'  First Street.  Headquarters tor Lemp's St-  Lotus Lager , Bkkk.  First class Restaurant in connection-  A. BURKE,   Manager.  Comfortably furnished rooms  and' excellent  hoard  at re-  .duced rates  for the winter.'  Call and investigate.  BRITISH HOTEL,  -Corner First and Discovery.  THE    ALASKA   FLYER.  . 65 hours to Seattle,  "S.S. HUMBOLDT  1%  Due at Skagway  Wednesday, Jtatt. 2&, IQOO*  Leaves Skagway every -Tkn Days  for Seattle   and   British   Columbia  ports.    Buy your tickets at -the office  of Tactile Clipper Line, Skagway,  W. H. TRIGGS, Agent-  E.L.  FfJNEKAI,     DlRBC'TOH      AND  Emuaoiek"   .  Third and Discoverj-,    Atlin, B. Q.  Bodies Uiuhalmed for Shipment ri Spenattf  Order* on .-hort notice.   ���*  Ail kiiulx   oi   I-tiiiijul   ?i)jl:i:   iv*   iti.iii-  nlile rnte->. '  v. _' >v,  *   '  I  J :  1=*��ra33,��waEWir-irsi��UEsar,*w��iara����3s^^  vx&mKnrjvtaasKV&jrHKvBGim iffHmRHnmmmMwm  " r<itT'i$tf?t?si 'ifsjY'Y^.  WMm$&v5&sx3?ti>m^.  L~J*"&~cw,wv-^rei��Ht*'��s]  <***ia��miistm<!im8asriS  fKX  $msmm3ffim��$r ��� 1  I  I  I t  f,/  ',       ft-.  i v . r i'' ���." V -.' ' ���  '- M>'' .     ..���  ,tf  ..     -���.  '  u��-    .   ���',  ATLLV,    ��.   C,    S'/iTClRDAV,   jANUARV it?.  ''       "^      -      'l      V,  1 1  .  > v     ' '      '" 1   '/     |  -1   1   . t        "\  " jf      '  PICKED* UP HERE AND THER.  !  I  i  i  i;  ! t;  > i  ll  i  i  1  IP  h  it f  '    :     ���    - i >/*;     ���, *(T' i  St. Andrew's Prushjlcriii'i rlimcli ho'd i 'r  \k-i'j, in the Ai'utic liiotliurlioo'.l Hull, Second  fctreet between Truiiior and I'imu'L on Sunday at lihlSiin. imViimiI 7:.ln p.m. .Similiiy school  ,ut 2: J "p.m. Hi'\.Johii I'i iii^li-, 11. A., miuisti r.  Ulinrch of UhkIuikI survU-l's 'n ill be'In Id  tit t'oriiiT Trninor mid Tliird struela on Si.n-  diij at 11 a. in. a.id 7:3j p. tu.  , TheBoLkol 'EiUish Noith America has <renio\ed into its new  aud handsome pienii&es on t'ne  corner of Fiist stieet and Pearl  avenue. ' The b.iilding is ,.\er\  commodious and titled with' all up-  to-date 'rcquirerrieuts. The officevS  are'-oA?'the;:grourd floor, aud'the  uppsr stoiy is devoted to the use o'l  the-hank's employees. Their quarters 'will'be "most, comfortable, u  noU-luxurious, and must be a most  weipoifte change from those lately  occuoied.        . .'    . .  i Ground will   be bioken on Mo".-  COMSERYATJVhS Mfcfctf-  And Launch a Liberal-Conserva-  , live   Association.  Kecognh'iing the wisdom of taking time by the forelock, in view or  the probably forthcoming Pro\i:i-  c'.al election, a public meeting ol  Libcral-Cousenati\es was called foi  Wednesday ewuiiig at the commodious picmise--, of C. W. Sawers on  Second slre��t. Feme 50 people  were present, including representa-  aves from Pine City and Spruce  Cicek.  On the meeting baeircalled to o'-  cici Mr. Saweib- was appointed  chairman, and alter a lev. leniaiks,  in which the objects of the meelng  were outlined aud the probability of  Federal and Provincial elections oc-  cuiring at no distant date discussed,  1% "r     W:>*l>a *.'.t  -�����  ���   "'��� ":."'i ��-!.--���  ���>'-U��,,;-;:i ':���>  Builders' Hardware^ BSineB^^SotssiiiijS^'l '  Tinware}-  ��� 1,1  Etc., ��to.  "> ,1  ���;j'  TINSHOP  IN. 'CONNECTION^  T��r��  y i  ��  & CO. (Lirsuicd.J  - -;" .'    ...,.f,  FTP ST: STREET.  ATI JN', ]fc&   ���  day (..forthcrsite of the'Presbyterian   Lhe following was mo\cd by Messrs  Hospital, at the"coiner of Discoyeiy  ' and Thir'cl" street. '���       <-.'->  get  Don't 'forget  that  jou  can-  H. \V. E. Canavau and W. Oi.ccn:  ������'That  the Liberal-Conservatives  oi the Atlin division of the  Cassiai  Fresh ".Fish", Onions, Eggs Labra-1 district form themselves into an  dor-Herring,' nice I.ickled Pork and j ass0ciaf.on , to be known as /The  many ' others things    at    Parsons 1.Atlin    Liberal-Conscnalhe   Asso-  rn�� <orand<  1J ' '   ' ' :cr;  .   ���    ���!V   . _        .  FINEST EQUIPPED' H-OTELCLN-'/rmv NORTH , .IvVERYTrVlNp-.  'CONDUCTED IN   FIRST-CLASS> MANNER.- - .��� . - ".- ,  Riac & I-Tastits. Propeir.'i:qrs;   David. Hastit;,,- Maxaghk.  .      . 1  Corner of First* and Discovery Street's.   '���"._<   '. .";  ���������  '' ',    Produce Co.- " '  >'   ��'     W^ : have- -iiad -the' privilege  ol  ~fi     v looking over the 'handsome   album  lately- presented.to Rev. John Priu-  gle.   "'Hi's  views aie entirely local,  .-:-   72 in'number,'and executed  in  S.  A.'  8mythe'.'?_ usual  artistic ^t\le  The  album will ~'be ^i^ appropriate  ,  "' souvehir 'of, Atlin,L.,and   doubtless  the reverend  gentleman' will   have  much   pleasure'iri showing it to his  friends in the east  There will be no  service   in   St.  Andrew's church to-ro6rro\v."  One of the  bcst'arlicles for good  health -is a wholesome loaf af bread  [      at   12.cents and a fiist-class meal at  7 1     '50 cents at the Pioneer Bakery.  The'    Mayoralty* contestants   i,i  Vancouver aie'Maxor  Gaiclen   and  .   Aid. Wm. Brown.  Mail Carrier McPherson   on   his  last trip into Atlin. speaking of the  w't-'ji.'difficulty, ot.getting mail, matter  to  the coaot  fiom  Bennett,   said  that  arrangements were being  made   to  elation* and that the officers of such  association shall consist of an Honorary President, a Picsident and  Secretary and an Executive Committee."  -.This wTas carried unanimously,  and then Mr. H. S. Donnelly ar.d  Dr. Monison moved:  "That the f.ecielaiy shall keep a  roll book in which all applicants  for membership shall sign their  names  arcl only tho^c w. 0 have soi  entered  their names shall be ailow-  i  ed to vote at the selection uf an\  cancidate, ar.d no cft.didate shall  be cousideied acceL table unless and  until he signs such roll;' and also  .-satisfies the executive' committee  that he is ai.d has, been during the  last fi\e \eais a Libcial-Conserva-  tLve." This was also carried unanimously.  At tins stage ot the pioceedlngs  a telegram was handed Rev. Mr.  Stephenson, containing the reported  victory oi the Canadian and Aus-  tialian  troops at Sunnyside.     Bu?i-  take the same to Skagway   by  dog  n^  was suspeildea and lhe reader  team.    The  rate  asked per pound  was 75 cents.  Tbe,Atliu' Whist club was very  largely attended, as usual, on  Thursday evening, and the guests  enjoyed the occasion ihcroughly.  The hosts foi the evening eclipsed  all previous efforts in the cuteitain-  nient line. C-o-.slow, bojs, don't  set the pace so- that" others can't  * follow. The lengths of purees vaiy  considerably. - ^  I'-resh FisTTJ.Q'n'ions, Eggs at'Parsons Produce'Co., P. P.'Qo.'sji-ttsic,  First street. .--'     ��� '   May, Oats, Chop,- Braw at liaisons Produce Co^.j. -'. ��� - ��� ������   "  The Aiclic Brotherhood -."are  equal to any emergency. Despite  - the fact that a large number of our  musically .inclined people left 'for  the outside recently, the program  arranged for last night, by Mr.' T.  Switzer, shows-that our resources  have not, leached the end of the  iiritfl. Last evening's concert "and  dunce was meritorious in-a high  tlegiee and much enjoyed by the'  large audience pie^ent. ���  ���'Sandy" jVIacPh^rson- anived in  AUiu from VaucoCTvcr this wtek.  art:  ''That our president and secret-try express to Sir Charles Tnpper,  our honaied. Federal leader, and to  Hugh'John Macdonald, the Con-  ser\ alive Premier of Manitoba, our  hearty congratulations upon tlie  great victory in that province, and  a'so to assure Sir Charles, that he  has our iullest and most sincere  confidence,, and that when t'he'Fed-  crdl elections come oil Atlin district will give"au-almosf entire Con-  sei vati\e M,te.''"  The electfen of off.ceis was then  proceeded with aud resulted.as follows:. Honorary President, - Sir  Charles Hibbert Tupper-, President,  C W_ Sawers;, Secretary, Rev. F.  L. Stephenson. P<xecti.ive com.  nilttce, James. Brown, H. J. Donnelly1, I. K. Shirley, Dr. Morrison-  PL Molyneux, Francis Ware, W,  H. D. Oliver,, S. H. Plumbe. A.-S.  Cross,, R. D Fealherstouhaugh, H.  B. Cameron, E. J. Thain, Frank  Weir, Wm. Queen, J. H. Btowulee.  ai.d Wm. O'Conner  The meeting then adjourned until Wednesday, 17th hist., at the  same place and hour. t  FROM NOME. ~  H. B. Foley,, of Dawson,   has, returned alter a round  trip   to  Cape  Nome and Sau Francisco. Pie reached Nome on Oct.   1st,   and left for  (  San   Francisco, on  the   24th.    Pic  reports i.-om j.pcoto p,20Q; people  winteiing in Nome, thousands  fiom the lack of building material  had to get out. Mr. Foley freely ex;:rpsses the opinion that Nome  is the centre of the richest mining  region on the earth. He visited  the creek diggings and is satisfied  that they are rich, but is inclined to  think the beach workings will be  the backstay of the country. He  says tlie placer ground of known  or unknown value was all staked.  Most of it, however, was expected  to bs thrown open for relocation, as  it was officially announced' that  the vahdity of only  one  power  of  all those who have remained: have  an opportunity of locating 'one or  more claims, but that'there'.will' be  locations open for main:'' who gc>  this'whiter or early i-nV..th'e. Sv'ring'. ���  Mr. Folev" anticipates-ah Tr.r.ish-of  75,000 to 100,000 duririg' tha<;'.next  niuef mohfhs.' "Lucky- Bald'win"-  says 30,000'will leaye-Saai^Fiancis-  co alone. In' Seattle ' and-'all" t?lfe  coast towns everybody -was -agog  for Nome news, whilst 116 'interest  was manifested in'Dawson'matters. ���  No moie transportation can be secured on the ocean steamers, as.  there are already more passei.gers  booked on the vaiious li:;es than  can be carried. Mr, Foley doss  not recommend the trip to Nome  via Dawson, an opinion which the;"  Yukon Sun endorses.  icad aloud the contents of the war  bulletin. At its termination three  cheers were r roposed for the colonials and given with \im.  After order had been restored  ���ar.d the meeting lesumed ib. work,  Messrs. W. H. T. Olive and Fra k  \yeir moved:  1 "I h at on e can d id ate be bro ug 111  out at the ensuing election to the  Legislative Assemby under the auspices of the Association and that  the.executive committee take into  consideration the names of all acceptable candidates, and make a  report 111 icspecr. thereof at a subsequent meeting of this association,  but in case of emergency the said  committee shall have power to  select such candidate."  -This also went the way of the  otheis without opposition. After  this came the fourth aud last resolution of the first political meeting  ever held iu this section of British  Columbia. It is a congratulatory  re-olution to Sir Chailei Tupper  aud Hon. Hugh John   Macdonald,  Premier of Maritoba, on hi-, iecent 'attorney in the hands of each per  victory. This was moved by [son would be lccoguized. He,  ,Mest'vs. J. Brown and   Haus  Stew-1 therefore, estimates, tha.t. uot   only feboth sides. \  Application will be made ,to the  Dominion Parli iment .at-its, next  session fjr an act to incorporate the  ^ort Simpson,. TeSlin Sc Dawson'  Railway Company, for, a;road from  a. point on the pacific - coast, - near  Fort Simpson^ _to Dawson City, by  Tcalin Lake:  ���ja  3/1  L,  ��5"  *rff  THEY LIKE "BOB3.V p.     ;  London, Jan.r.���rDes^atches from  all parts of South Africa emphasizes-  the great enthusiasm occasioned   by  the appointment of General Roberts  and General  Kitchener.    The sol-  _'   * *t  diers anticipate- from -the  presence ���  of "Bobs" everything fro ji. success;,  in battle to cheaper bser.  -. - -i "!.*'      w  ,-->  !*->���'  John M.   Lan&iey  has "bee-^i   ap7.v  pointed chief "ai 'poiice of-^clpa^i'.'"  The Duke of'WesthunsterisdSadiii  Count Tolstoi 'is im.1ao.vis;g. .- ::A^^-"-  Douuruoji jP^ar-liamentj/Qdlled  for'���"7 - ���:���.   ,  business Feb. r. ' '.(.';.*',. ~-L-  Canadian., ajrtiller^j to^Vfiicaait*^-'- i"'- ���  wear rough"r;der hats^-" ^..li.iit   iii-   to  ;.-  Bush  St-roctiit'heatr^^Sarfl'-fai^'1-'" "  cisco,   wentjUg.vi smokeSCa^-.'J'Sefe.* ������;i~  Nearly talk the 4nilitant- merr4"?.!  Dublin are wdariag Mick fdr ':(ieti.  Roberts' son..- ..-"..:��� i  ''- ;-" ������'���'-  Dwight L. .Moedj'-.-'the 'e'va'n*e;t"  list, is dead.    - *? ��� - ":'.-:' " ; '""  Christmas  day in   the Trans\a:il'"'    ".,  saw  suspension?:-of -ho:Vlit'&"&v"' "."*.".  S��  ;9 ��3-  vi* ���:f>;;^''-rH  -A  ���/-���  "***T"*M ,W-J"*r'^;**^if'>'I3,li"'ir'K,J*   "KSViZtVli -f'^^bs^W-MWWi^'lvrtlkXVUXVIC^hM'nv  '*v no*j*rr-��Tyniw����*M��i^mwhg,t\nKtVMnc��jKvv7vux=rviatKirwf ymgn^ itrj**r*r*mM*w

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