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 - _ /  rw%.  ���-(  VOL.    S.  ATLIN, Ii. C., SATURDAY.  JANUARY   17.    1903.  NO.  183.'  N FETE.  Merry Maskers   Hold Down  the Atlin  Rink.  The Winter Mail Service.  Ono oi' Most Successful' find Uni-  quo Fancy Dress Carnivals  Ever- Hold Hero.  Our anticipations" regard ing the  masked fancy dress carnival were  more than iealh.cd ; it was an immense success Ki 11 every 'meaning of  the word. The rink was most  tastefully decoiated. and the ice in  fine condition. The comfort of the  ladies' waiting room was fully appreciated by the large number of  ladies who were present to witness  the carnival.  The Judges, selected for the occasion, chosen from among the  spectators, were Rev. Mr. Turking-  ton, Dr. Cameron and Capt. Ha-  thcrn. Their task was an arduous  one, as so many of the costumes  were deserving?ot recognition that  it was no easy task to pick out the  "best." However, their decisions  gave general satisfaction, and the  prizes were awarded to : An Indian  Princess, represented by Mrs. J. A.  Eraser ;"Herr Sn'y'der'"arid.hisf.!R.ace  Horse, represented by lien. Nicholl;  Mother Choose, by Bertha Doclker,  and An Indian Chief, by Master A.  J. Baker.  Without exception the costumes  were very effective and tlie taste dis-  played is good evidence of the interest taken by the people of, Atlin.  The following is a partial list of the  characters represented :  Little Red Riding Hood, represented by Mrs. Stevenson ; a Wat-,  teau Shepherdess, Mrs. Rant; -a  Daughter of the Regiment, Mrs. E.  M. N. Woods and Miss Edwards;  Nurse, Mrs.'Dowling, Mrs. Olive;  Canada, Mrs. Ward ; College Girl,  Miss Miller; a Maid of All Work,  Mrs. Heiining'. Alphonse arid Gaston, F. .L. Stevenson and V. Trot-  man; Ben Hur, N. Wheeling ;  Topsy. B. Harmon ; George Washington, Wilfred Ware ; Jack Tar,  3. G. Lawrence; South African  Contingent, W. Taylor and Walter  Bla-'kclt ; Father Woods, E. M. N.  ���Woods; The Girl from Ireland,  H. E. Sym'ons; John" Bull, W. W.  Grime; Barrister, C. R. Bourne;  Esquimau, J. A. Fraser. Flower  Girl, Elhcl Pillman ; Fairy, Josie  Doclker ; Brownie, Erma Blackett;  Shoe Black, Bernicc Blackett ; Brigand, Horace Fraser.  Ther��i were a very large number  of spectators, both from Discovery  and Atlin and tlie evening's fun  seemed   to  b; : hcroughly enjoyed  by all.  Tiro 111 magement of the rink intend giving another carnival about  the middle of next month, when  more prizes will...be given and the  characters besl sustained will be acknowledged iu the prize list.  Mr. I-I. Wheeler, Assistant Superintendent ol the B. Y. N. Co.V  winter service, was in Atlin thi;-  week on a tour of .inspection in  connection with ihe Atlin mail  service. . ���   ���  Iu an interview with Mr. Wheeler, he stated that the Company deplored the recent irregularities in  the mail.service, and that his trip  at this time was for the purpose of  ascertaining the cause and adopting  a remedy.    The Mail  Contractors,  he said, had given the Chief Carriei  "carte blanche" to employ extra  men, sleds and dogs in order that  the mail should arrive and .depart  011 time. There was never a question of economy on the Company's  part, with the cud in view that the  public should have no cause of  complaint. Before Mr. Wheeler  left he made certain changes in the  service by which he anticipates  things will go oil all right until the  end of the season.  , tie denies the report that his  company intend freighting to Atlin..  KD AT  ��� >-���-*-*-���-����� *-*-*~OS>    <��>-���-�� �����-���-���-������<  TO   THE.  Electors oK the Atlin Division,  of Cassiar District.  GKNTi.mii':x : ��� .  I  beg   to  announce' that I have received the un-'f  ��� ��� �� t  aniinous nomination of the Liberal Paity  for the forth-corcing Bye- 1  Election for Burrard Distiict. ' ���  The Conservative Party, iu Convention assembled, has definitely *  decided not to place a member ol  their Party in the field in opposition, recognising' the- fact that'the needsof the District as a whole  ;;will receive more favorable consideration at the present lime by j  sending a supporter of the Lauirer administration to Ottawa. ,  ' ���  I therefore rc-jpecllully solicit the. Conservative  aii  well as the +  ',[ Liberal support on Election day. -     .'    .    ,  o    I extremely regret that the 'shoHiies��bf'"iimc'at my disposal prtf-  " vents'iue from visiting all sections of this large District, and as Atlin ?  ;; happens to be one of the  most  isolated, I shall have to forego this |  '���'< pleasure as well"as duty at this time.    I  shall, however, if elected, *  ;;do myself the  honour of visiting all   parts of the constituency alter ;  '.[ the close of the next Session of Parliament, and Atlin will be one <?  .I of the first to  receive  consideration   in   this   respect,'" when I will 4  ..     ,    ��� . ���        ���  " have  the  opportunity of personally ascertaining the needs and re- |  ',', quirements of your important  District,   and with this end in view t  ' * ' f $  <��� L will  use  ray best  efforts  towards  securing  tbe  necessary legis- ���  ��� �� * y  ;; lation at the earliest possible date. ' 1  %  . 'As I have already stated, Burrard  is  a  very large and scattered <>  �� " '  .. ... *  t District   raid   requires  close  personal  inspection. I hereby pledge  �� myself lo give as faithful  service  to the outlying sections as lo the  larger ccr.ters of population, ai.d  I   will  also  see that each section  gets the  protection   and   patronage to which it is locally entitled,  especially in all that affects its labor interests.  With the pledge of my best  efforts  in   your interests, I have no I  j hesitation is asking the hearty co-operative support of the Liberals, J  + Conservatives.and the Labor party ou Election day.  I have the honour to be, Gentlemen,  Your obedient Servai t,  R. G. Macpiiekson.  Vancouver, B. C, January 2nd, 1902'.  'J  A Big Cleanup.  Tim Ray! was in town this week  and informed Uj that Boulder creek  was only beginning lo show it*  capabilities. With six men for six  days he took out 72 ounces last  week," "and that," he says, "is  not a record.'' Docs one woudei  why Atlin maintains its supremacy  as a placer camp? $32 to the man  per day, sluicing in midwinter !  B. C Coal.Fields.  The  Western   Fuel  Co., as pur  chasers of the New Vancouver Coal  Co.'s properly at Na;.aimo, have  already inaugurated an era of expansion. Tender? are invited for a  naw'shaft to be sunk on Newcastle  Island. Anangemenis are also being made for the erection oi  wharves and bunkers on a site near  the new shaft, when it will be possible to load vessels of deep draft  at all states of the tide. The news  is hailed with delight in the Black  Diamond city and a new era of  activity and prosperity is looked  for'.-' ���������'-, -:. .  Lots of Money in.SigKt From  ���  Winter Workings.  Otter Creel-:  Hauling". Contract Is  Completed ��� Spruce js Busy  -    ���The Coronation Group.  The hauling' contract, which was  let lo Dixon Bros. <Si~ Schulz, for  the transferring of the hydraulic  plant from Wright to the properly,  of the new Otter. Creek Hydraulic  Co., Ltd., was completed this week.  The'flume boxes and pipes are all  laid in position to be readily set up  as soon as the snow flies, thus as-  suring the early installation of the ���  plant and the commencement of  'active hydraulic operations as soon  as the weather will permit.  The latest reports from the creek  from those ivorking upon lays for  the "company are encouraging in  the extieme, and the drifters are ai- .  ready sanguine of a piofitablc season's work.' The majority of ihe  men al work are on pay, and good -  dumps are being piled up.  From Spruce creek wo learn that  the greater portion of those working have;been getting out timbers,  and - that tliose" Tvuo'are" "under  ground are well satisfied with what  they have in sight.  The famous Coronation group 011  Pine creek,.owned by Joe Palmer  of..Discovery, one of the contestants in the Willow ditch suit,  has a gang of men at work on his  ground. Two drifts are being run  imto Willow lrom Pine creek, and  the men arc dissatisfied with anything lessr than $1.50 lo the pan.  A valuable dump is already assuming considerable proportions. During the few weeks in which work .  was done upon this ground last fall  a large amount of money was taken  and the drifts now being run were  started on pay.  The developments oil Gold Run,  since our last report, arc very encouraging, though in 01.e or two  instances an -excess of seepage  water is" hampering opeiations,  eveu where machinery is being  used.    ���  Chas. Kent is sinking another  shaft out iu the creek and is down  several feet. He has re-eiecled his  ergiiie house over his new shaft.  Stukey & Co. are drifting on pay  from their shaft and are piling up a  fair d'liinp. Ruffner & Co. are forging ahead ai.'d making good headway, so also is Daniels &. Co.,  Clark, et al. and Dewey, Cameron  & Co. According to report, Ruf-  fnei-'s ground is panning out well���  so, in fact, is all the ground in this  vicinity���and Is yielding as high  as $3 to the bucket. Small & Co.  arc making slow progress on ac  count of water, but they are ^radu- '  ally gaining ground.  '!   I  ,.��,,:  ^���^S^Mla^^^^'^^fe'^^ ':-���> >r*:-"��� v'-'���*���?-.VVl>':--;^-:-Vl-^^^':^^Y^*^  mAoh**^ **kbtgt&W'>+'. -  WK*!WW����C*. ATLIN,   13.    C, . .SATI'K IM V. ' JAN IM RY
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1 ME AMuAL I\£i; vj fa-. 1
Of the  Atlin   District   Board
of, Trade
Tells of 'tho Good Work /.cccm-
plished and I i edicts. Great
Thing's for This Year.
Saturday, Januaky iyrn, 1903.'
Arr.rx, as part of the Dominion
Electoral District of Burrard, is
about lo have a bye-election, when
it is expected the electors throughout the Atlin, Pcnnetl and Chilhal
sections will come out in force a-id
exercise their franchises.
According to the Proclamation,
issued by Returning Officer C. I-I.
Moualouthc 2nd iust, the dale of
nomination is set for" the 20th iust
and the date of election for Wednesday, February atli.
As far as is known at the present
date there are three candidates in
the Held, these are'R.O. Mac-
Pherson, liberal, Chris. Foley,
Tndependcnl Labor, and ex-Governor Mclnnes, Tudcpcudent, but
whether or not all three will receive a'nomination is, of course, a
matter of doubt in view of existing
circumstances.
Mr. R. C MacPhcrson, the Liberal nominee, aud President of the
Vancouver Liberal Association,
seeks to address tlie Electors of
this district through our columns.
His letter is a straight business
proposition, which we unqualifiedly
take pleasure in' endorsing. The
strongest argument in favour of
Mr. Macphcrson's return is the
fact that the Conservatives of the
constituency deemed his election
so certain that they preferred not
to put an opponent iu the field. As
to the two other prospective candidates, McTnncs and Foley, they,
will be lucky if  they save their de
posits.
Mr. MiicPhei'son is a man of
undoubted energy, and one who
has the interest and welfare of the
constituency at heart. He is a friend
oflaborandastronganti-Mougolian
His endorsement of the Liberal
platform in its entirety, makes of
him a supporter of the present administration and is assuranceenough
that the constituency will have a
voice and a vole in its best interests
in the House.'
A word to the Electors : — Although the last census gives this
district a population of nearly 3500,
the list of voters comprises only
374 names, and of this number
fully 120 are out of the country.
It therefore becomes an almost imperative duly for' every man in the
district to exercise his right at the
polls on Wednesday, 4II1 February.
Every voter has a stake iu the
country, and to exercise his franchise is a duty he owes to himself,
his fellow man and to this great
country, to say nothing about the
district itself. According to the
number of votes polled here the influence and standing of the district
is judged. Let it therefore be ,
with the object "for the gcod of
the Atlin District." that every man
CQin.es to the poll on Election-day.
'     '.   MB§ns' Fto&'&tif  nml. Srapet Rings •
And All Kind., ol jzwe.x.y Manufactured on the Premises.
$ffi~-    Why'send out when you'can get goods as cheap here? ,
WaSchosoFptsja $5 «.?■».   f*""® ~*iSC of Sduvonir Spoons.
JULES EGQERT &'SON,.the Swiss-Wafclimakcrs.
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Gccrge E. Hayes, Proprietor
COU. -FlKST   AMl.TliAINOl!   JoTKlWS.
Continued fi'win  I.ast Week.
Medical Ai:t Amendment —
The amendment to. this Act, as
suggested by the Board through
the Council last year, has from
time io time been forcibE represented to.thc   Pioviuual Sccioiais.
At the close of navigation- the
disliict was-again confronted with
the fact that its people weic likely
to be left wilh'Uil a duly qualified
physician'for the winter.
This matter was immediately
taken rip by the Hoard and its former request urged upon the Provincial Secretary' ."That remedial
legislation be introduced i:. connection with the Medical Act affecting outlying districts like our
own, allowing all graduates of|
Medical   Colleges   in
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'.- ■        ,       ;,i„j'ol|'(.]^ ili.j I,,.sr m;.")!iiii)<i(li.;iiiii n.'!'i>nii«'iil or I'l'i'imiiii'iil   '
- , fiiii'.i..    Amc-i-icHii uml Kiii'opc.ui pin".
;'. Finest Wcnvr, ZZwiovs anel Gigars.
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THE ' OO.LD  • HOUSE,
.      • DISCOVERY,    B. C.
/    Comfortably. I''ui-nishocI ,i:ooms--B.y Lim Day. Week or Month.
The lksl or Liquors and Cigars always in .Slock.    _-- Fine stable in con
nr-ction 'with the House.
AMERICAN    AND    elkopean
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THE'    WHITE     PASS    cl"    YUKON
K'OUTE.
P-sseu-vr a-id Impress Service, ii.iily (except Sunday), between
■,, it iin,\ I'Skaowav. Log Cabin■ Kcuuc-u. Caribou; White Horse and intermediate
.he United |-.^ ^.^ cIl,Ft C01,rccli -,,., v..'hh our own slea.mers at White Horse
Kingdom and Canada to practice j j.^. D.1AVri0n (-,,;ci. Yukon points," and al Caribou for' Atlin every iucsday
their profession without . going j ,UKi pridfiv; Returning, leave Atlin cver.y Monday and Thur&lay.
through the formality, of passing \" Telce'riipli Service lo'Skaguay. Express matter will be received
the Provincial Medical examina- for shipment to and fn in all r pin's in ^.^f^^Jf^^ ■
,• ' 'im ■ „,,d i„lciWMcnf'„' For information relative lo Passnigu. Height, lelegraph 01 Express
lion.   , 1 his request has been so lai _ .  ^^ ^        {q am.   ^en, ofu.c ConVpany or to
acceded   to   that   Dr. H. E. Vouug ( , .' ' 'j    jr.   i.kk, Traffic Manager, Skagway.
has  been   appointed   the Resident.1
Practitioner for the district.       .    --i
Sanitation of the Town--This important subject has "from time to
time come up and received the
serious attention of the Hoard and
Health Committee. As matters
touching the health of the district
He entirely within the province of
the Government 'Agent, who is the
Acting Health Officer for the district, the Board has received much
valuable assistance from this official, who   has ever shown himself
'discovery, h. c.
Finest of liquors.     Good stablint
Hi). Sands. Propi iuti'r.
T'      BATHS
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Now occupy tlii-ii' new iiimi'tci's mcM
to tli(! lliinlt of I!. N. A.. Kiist Sti-ccl.
Tliu Imlli rooms arc. i»iiiull.r :i.i nooil iw foiiu-l
in   eilii's.    I'riviite  Kntr:ini'<> fur liulii;1:.
G. P.. H.»YBS.
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Dugget Rote!
Discovery.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
1? 1 RST-CLASS RI'STAURANT
IN
CONNECTION.
Mcutlniini'tci'd  Tor Br«ol;'s atimc-
anxious to co-operate with the
Health Committee in the interests
of the town.. A great menace lo
tbe health of the town lie." in the
disused W.C. vaults and those now
in use, through the trend of the
drainage being from these towards
the lake, whence the water supply
for domestic purposes is taken.
The scheme of introducing the'
"dry earth " closet in place ol that
now in use has been urged by the
Council, approved by the Government and the Resident Physician,
and I trust that after the winter
measures will be introduced whereby this system or a better will be
insisted on in place of the present
one. Our inimuii'ty from disease is
due to anything but our attention
to the laws of sanitation. That we
have been free in the past does not
in any way lessen or remove the
danger overhanging us if these
laws are still disregarded.
Education — Our town, through
the indomitable perseverance- of
your Board can now boast of one of
the best district schools in the Pio-
viucc. This matter, like others
that the Board has undertaken to
epresent to aud urge upon the
Government, was long in meeting
with the success it warranted, but
the attainment of our  aim in this
The Canadian Bank of Commerce.
CAPITAL    PAID    UP   SS.ooo.ooo.
Branches of tho Bank at Seattle,
San Francisco,
Portland,
Skagway, etc.
ExolsaiKQC soitf on all Points.
Gold Dust Piikuiaskh—Assay Okkicic in Cox-vi-ctiox.
D.  ROSS, Manager.
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E.   f.OSSELLI,   Proprietor.
Cornel' Teai'l ami : irsf Streets, Atlin, B. C.
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FIRST   CLASS   P. ESTAU RANT   IN   CONNECTION.
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CII0:CIM"»IM-S. LKHJORS AND CIGARS CASH GOODS A SI'LCIAI.IY.
Hydraulic-    Mining
@ Machinery.
HYDRAULIC    GIANTS,   ; WATER   .GATES,1   '   :
.-■'ANGLE    STEEL    RIFFLES    &<
'■■■:'■•    HYDRAULIC    RIVETED    PIPE.
■Pumping-'&/'Hoisting. 'Machinery,
Estimates . fu'n isl'.iri   on application
The Va«ic€is.ver -Engnieeriiig Works, "■■
-Vancouvkk,  13. C.
A. C. Hirschfeld, Agent, Atlin, B. C
'X. I?  fc-  �����  i. i :s,  aTm'RD.W, JAMWllY  Ti)OJ  ^|/^   on   ^ive   You. as Good yaJt>i,io-  ypu' f.Ai-R ;.s QpOCerieSj PrOVISlOllS, etc.  *v ,c*       any Hor.i.?c iii Town. ' ,.'���-���  F**y   ��s   wiih  it   ana   see.  Giaut   Powder   on   hand.  .mi: I'l'S'iect even leads us to the  cmeUi-Jiui; that by psiMstcnce iu  our eiiterorisc the saino nieastire of  i * i  success -,uay \a rciisouahly expected iu other iiu^oi'Uiiil uuitleis you  liave now on hand.,  Mail and Postali Mailers- Some  of the difliciiltics which liave con-  iVonlcd us iu the past regarding  lii.'iil transportation still remain. 1  icier in the state of tlie nails ovei-  which tlie earners have lo travel.  In suite of tlie difficulties couliout-  ' ing them the men arrive with their  mails.regulaily except in exceptional cases, and very gieatcredit  is due lo than. It is represented  by the carriers lhat tlu: new Government trail lo. Log Cabin is in an  unfit condition foi" winter travel,  ft seem.-, a pity thatso indispensable  a mallei as the winter mail trail  should be in such a condition after  so much ' Government money has  been expended on it.  ' This is a'matter for Ihe Inline  deliberation of your Hoard. Thro'  its inteiveuiion the imposition of  , double postage on Parcels' post  was immediately removed by the  Postmaster-General.  On the retirement of Mr. J. A.  Eraser from the position of Postmaster for this district, the Hoard  took steps' to suggest to the proper  authorities the appointment of Air..  John Williams to the vacancy.  From "the uriive'rsa'l satisfaelion  given by Mr: Williams I think we  have no cause to regret the step.  Customs-���The matter of Customs  on different kinds of mining, machinery, not mauufactuied in the  Dominion of Canada, but imported  from Ihe Stales and ��� elsewhere has  received the careful consideration  of the Board. The Minister of  Customs, Ottawa, has been approached by this and sister Boards  throughout the Province with tlie  object of having this duty curtailed  if not removed altogether.  A "Teat ileal of inconvenience  . has been caused to the merchants  and residents of the district by the  manner in which the Customs official at Caribou has been accustomed to send in his statement of dues  lo importers. Taking no notice of  requests to change his methods,  Mr. Busby has been communicated  with on the subject and no doubt  the matter will at once be'set right:  Advertising ��� The mailer of advertising this district and its resources on the outside is becoming  more and more important as development increases. Your Hoard  has and still continues to recognise  the fact, and is endeavoiing by  various methods to keep the district well lo the fore in mining and  other circles. In rcfening lo these  method's of dissemination of our  news our local paper, Tun An.in  Claim, has always held a prominent position, and its Managing  Editor is at present endeavoring  to have circulated more widely the  vast possibilities of the camp. Last  winter a system of Telegraphic  .Bulletins was established at the ex  pense o.'lhe Board, which ��vas productive of a great rlc.il. o' good.  'Phis sarin'' syslcir :s n<v ''' '' 'I c0 '  U'lupletl b- iliL ' o.iid. , but at lln-  expense ol ihe While Pass iiailwa\  Co.,'a fact which deuionsuatcs 10  us that the news from Atlin is being eagu'ly .sought sifier -on the  outside. Tl.c Coast and Sound  papeis aic ic;.d\ and williry to  give Atlin news i'liusideiablc space  and arc asking for tl.c i.e.vs.  i * r  At present \oi:j Hnaid lias nf  hand u nioi-c widely reaching  scheme foi" advei li.sing the camp.  Anew Folder, describing the district and its vaiious resources with  maps and photogi-aphs attached, is  being prepared and is tu be printed  and published al ihe ex;'er.:.se of the  While Pass & Yukon Ry. Co.  The Canadian Pacific Ry. C>.,  in issuing a new pamphlet, applied  for and were supplied with by }0'..r  Board, much interesting and important data on lhc-.e goldfields.  Wc aic therefore assume! that tnt  dislrict i.-. being well pushed to the  front throughout the continent and  elsewhere. t  One .great dai.gei which we have  seen and discountenanced,, is the  utterance of spurious lepoits and  unreliable -iufoimaiion. What we  have to offer to the public is sufficiently genuine will.out being embellished by falsehood. Such reports as'the-.e must inevitably luuiu  any camp when .sifted out.  Fire Protection���The custody ot  the Fire Department is vested in  your Council, who has given its  best attention to the safe-guarding  of the town from tire. The rescinding of ths graiit of tbe Government, of Sro per mouth, towards  the niaintenance'ol a night-watchman was, in the mind of the Fire  Coininiltee, most ill advised, and  has Jell the town without that most  necessary officer. I would strongly  advise that you continue to urge  upon tlie Government the necessity  of appointing' a night-watchman.  This is the city 's right and should  be insisted ou.  Yet} great credit is d-ie to Imi'c  Chief Kirklaud an-cl his colleague,  Mr. Rosselli, for the great interest  they have sliuwn and taken in fire  protection mailers, and also to  those who have always been ready  and'willing to luud assistance when  needed.  Concluded on Page d.  with pnu'er r'o const rui't, in-rjuii-e (iv.'n unit  maintain wharves uml ilm-Us in eonneelion  tlii>ri!��itii: .md to I'oiiili'iii-'l. hu'ii. acquire,  o<iiii[j an I iiiiiintiic.'i sfeiiin uml other ves.i'ls  ii.ni bouU, mill operate 'tlie s-iuiK'<m any  mutable rtiit-'i's; uml in r.i.isl met, <>|i-  pi'nti' .uiiCiiiiiiiilAiii tt-J.'-ii-m.|>Ii iui'iI telephone  line-, ii}������ii�� tlio ronie-. ol -nid railway mid  it, lu-UHL'lu'-., or in i-diiui-rl inn the row illi.nuil  t<j t E-.iris.mit iuov>a;rC'.. tin; I'limmeroinl purposes', a ill in cuIIlm'I mil-' ilici'i-l'.ii' : uml <��  iicquii'C iui'1 i'i' i.'iv." f'"<>iii any (iwv.M'iiincnt,  co: pornlion, or |ii'i'.-on-, grants ol Hind,  vi.'jlits of wiiy. money, bonuses, privilcjftin  or other assist unco i�� nidol the construction  ��r tlio Company'-, iiiiiluctiiUiii!.', uml lo <-"ii-  lieet, with and to outor.iiito trail iu or other  hrruiiKCUiouts "''I' railway,-.ti'.'iinhoat, or  ���other eompanii's anil r��r nil rights, power-,  anil privilc^'i',-. uoi'i'ssary, n-.mil or inciden-  Ul to nil (ir nuy of * Iicj aforesaid purpose-'.  Dated this llril day oMrecomher, A. ���>��� JUM.  ' CXimvvall it Hostel's.  il(-2'.'-C)t    Solicitor- I'nrthe Applicants.  NOTICE.  notice:  N  NOTICE.  TVJO'J'l'i:'' li lii'i'.'li.v liven I'l.il iippllciillui.  will liu ninilc to tlii> I.'Jrfislntlvn Asscin-  lil.v of llu: Proviuoc of Ilritisli Ciiliiinbin ut  it-- u'i!.\t iji.'S'.ioi) for nn Act to iiicoi'poi'iitn  n (jHiiipiuiy u'it'i powur to build, ('(|uip.  iiiiiiuliiiu nnd iipi'ralii u iiu�� <"' Urn's oT  rrtitiviiy <��t Mtiiiidui-.l triiu^c, from n iioint nt  or iii'ur llii'/.cllou liylliu most, fun.-ilili! uml  pi'iiuticiililc routn to ti point on tlio trartliufii  liiiuuditry of ilrltisli CoIiiiiiImu. ut or near  'I'l'silin l.lil'.c or Atlin 1,1:1ki;, or liollii iilnn  from lliizollon, liy tlm most fuasibln nnd  priicliriiblo rniitc, via tln> Slcccnii, Iluhliic,  Driftwood, Oinlnrca and I'inlu.v I'I vers to  Pence Kiviii' Pns-i, or Pino Uivcr Puns or  both, tlicncn K��sterly to tlm KnMerii lioun-  ilury of tin: -aid Province, with authority  ulso to construct, equip, maintain will npo-  ruto brancliPK from any points on 1 he pro.  liosnd linu or linns', not cscpeiliiin in any  rim'"use on"   liinuliw.il   tnilp- iii'Ji'JiKlJj: ����.t  OTICi; is herohj sivon that implication  Will b.> nmilu to the Parliament of  Canada, at it-. nc.M Setsiou, lor itn Act to  incorporate n Company with power to  build, construct, eiiitip. operate and inain-  nuiii a lino oT railway of standard nnmso  from JJawsOi., in the Northwesi Tcrritoi ios,  ii.v the mo'st direct and leasible route to a  lininl at or ne.ir tho northern boundary of  ���the Priivinccof lii'itisli Coiunilri.i to connect ��ith the P.icifiu Nortiiorii & Ominoca  l'ailway; wirh aulhorily ai>�� to constj'iiet,  -opeiate and maiut.iin bi'iinehe�� from any  point.-, ou the propased line or liucts, not exceeding- in any one caiu thirty miles in  lcnj.'th and with power to construct, operate  ami maintain nil necessary bridges, roads,  ways and lorries : ami to const met- iind nc-  ((iiirp. own mid maintain w hnrves and dui-Ks  in eonuectisii tliere"!th and to construct,  own,acquire, euuip and maintain ,all necessary bridges, roaiU, \vay> anil ferric* ; and  to construct, ou 11. edtiip and maintain  steam and otlier hoatx'iiuil vesse-U fimd ope-  rali! tho s.tine 011 any navigable waters ;  And to construct, operate and maintain  telegraph and teiephonu lines nionff tho  route-, of the said railway nnd its, branches  <ir in connect ion therewith, an 1 to transmit  messages lor commercial ptiriioses, and to  collections therefor, and to acuuire and .receive from nil!?' Government,'Corporation  er pcrsoiio grants ol' land, rijjhts of way,  mouoy bonuses, privileges or other askU-  tuiico iu aid of tlie c��ustruction of the Company's uiidertiiUiny, and, to connect with  and tu enter 'into traffic cr otlier tirraiiRU-  meiits with rai-lway, stenmboat or other  companies, and for all rights and powers  and privileges necessary, usual ��r incideirtai  to ull or any-of tlie arorCMiitl lV.irposes.  llateiHhis 3rd day of December. A. JX. 1-902.  MePbillips, Woolton & Barnard,  iloJ7-St Solicitors for tlio Applicants.  TsJOT/CK is hpi'i-bv given that Sixty iln.u  nJtcr date T irit������nil In 'apply m the  Chief C'ommissiomir of Lands and Woi'li*  for iiei'iiii.'sion to purchase tlm lollowin:;  di'-crtlied liarucl or tr/iet of laud lor agri-  eiiilural purpo'PK: (,'i>iiimciu'iiig at n post  planted on the east shni'i' of Allium Itivel",  tlii'iiui.-i!.) chains in a northerly direction  uloug <he slior.. of Tiiltu Arm; thence 20  chains in an ea-.tprl.v ilirection; theiicn 2D  chains in a. s'onthcrl.v direction :, thence 20  eliains in a westerly direction, to the point,  of commencement, uoiitninins 10 acre- itiore  or le���-. .     '1'. IliiK'iiclill'c.    d      ',  Taku City, II. C , IVcemlier lfth, 1002.  .   de2'-3t  NOTICE.  KTOTICI-; is hereby given that application  , will   be   made  to   tho    Lcgi.-lat'ne As  sembly of the Province of flritish Columbia  at its neM Session, by the Pacific Northern  and Oinineca ltailwrtj-Company lor ,ui Act  to Amend its Aet of ii'ieorpor.ilion, being lil  Victoria,"Chapter 30, of tlio .Statutes of the  said Province, as- amended by tho "Pacific  Xorthern and Omineca Railway Act, ,1002,"  being 2 ICdwurd VJI , Chapter 77, by extending the time for the conuiu'ticeinent of the  construction of tho Company's line of railway and for tli�� expenditure of 11) per cent  of the capital, and tor the completion ol  the -aid railway as limited by bub-section  liviS (5) of Heetion (l <��' l'"-! Uritish Columbia Kail way Act, and by increasing the capital of tho said Company.  Dat ed the 20th diiyuf November, 15102.  Co I! N w.u.i. ,t llouuns,  Solicitnr>; (or t Jin Applicants  ���lp-27-Ct '  NOTICE.  IVrOTtCli i- hrt'ohy eiven that aiiplicatiou  w ill be made to the Parliament of Can-  ��il,i, at its ne.\t. sittings, for Ictivo to incorporate u Cenipciiiyto bo called "The Coast-  Yiikon ll-.iilwny Conijiauy," to construct,  equip mid-operate u.railwa'i.'4'J'orii n point 01.  or near Jiitimal Inlet, Doug/In-*; 'Channel.  Uritish Columiiia ; .thence to Atfiu Lakts  thence.to the Yukon ttivor ; thenco to tho  International Jjoumlnry line between Alaska  and Yukon Territory, via the City of IJaw-  non. With power to eiustauiet anil own  boats aud wharves. telegi'Kpli and telephone  lines, to generate electrical P'O-wor, and !tt  eallect tolls and .-ill power? iuc'uleiita'l to 11  railway.  Dated at ruiieouver., Tl. CI., this 32th day <>I  November. A.I)., 11)02  )>. G. Macooxull.  iso-29-Bt Solicitor for Applicants  Sl'BCIAIJTIKS 'IN  FANCY . CAKES  Fresh Bpoati, Rye Bi'eati, etc  L&   PASTRY.     '  ��� Ciias. MvivK, P-Fopriclor.  Good llooms to Iteut-Uy the Day, Week or Month at re'nsona'ble rates.  Wholesale   and    Retail    Butcli-er  FIRST   STREET,.   ATLIN,   B.   C.  VSy  Men's Half Snles- Mid Shoo Nails-. ���Henry "iston & SonV Suv.,. '\Vin,lo����, Door.;.  ���G3kss and i'lrctcj", etc., etc.  BOOM ��� BANG BOOM 3 Djynanvite,   Caps  and   Fuse.  Full Lino of Winchester���Black & Smokeless���Rifle & SJiotg-un  Cartridges.  Goods   JJotifi'nt   Sold   nun   Cxdniitfied.  rrwicsT koui-pped hotel in thic north,   everything  CONDUCTl'.D IN   FIRST-CLASS  MANN'I-R.  French  Restaufant on   Connection.  A. R. McDonald,   Pkoprietcvr.  Corner of First and Discovery StrceJs. ATLIN.    13.  C.;     SATURDAY,    JANUARY     .7,     i-ySJ-  PICKED UP HERE AND THERi  Ohureli  ol  Ivti^land:  St. Mnrlin'i (Jhnreh, eor. Third and Trnin-  or streets. .Sunday services, Matins at 11 a.  m., tivoiis'onpr 1:30 p. m. Celebration or Holy  Communion, Jit Sunday in oauh mouth ami  on Special occasions. Sunday School, Sun-  . divy at. 3 p. in. ��� Committee .Meetings,, 1st  'CI.uirs.iUi>' in each mouth.'  Kcv. V. I- Slepheiisoii, Rector.  St. Andrew's I'resbyteriai'i Cliureh hol.l  services in the Church on Second Street.  Morning service, al 11 eveninir service ':'.<-'  diiiiiliiy"i-oho<ilnr the close of the morning  service. Ki-v. !���'.. Turliinstoii, Minister. I'ree  Re.'idine; Uoom, to which all are welcome.  Jimruy Regan lias a good stock  of American Shot Gnu Cartridges  and Sporting Goods. .- His prices  arc always the lowest.  Best   all-wool   blankets at  half|0gilvie Flour, per sack  price at Blackett & Co.  Tlie new .Dining-room at the  Royal Hotel lias just been opciicd.  Reasonable rales. Special rates  for permanent boarders. Turkey  Dinner tonight.  TSf  We beg to quote the following' Cash Prices until  Further Notice :  To Subscribers and the Public  -Sometime during next month it  ���is the intention of the Management  of Tnic Claim to enlarge the paper  from four to eight pages, and by  this enlargement we expect to give  our'readers good, all-round general  , news, short and  serial stories, etc.,  clc.  Anticipating the continued prosperity of the Atlin district, we  hope that the contemplated increase iu size of Thk Claim will  ���be followed b"y an accordingly increased circulation.  If our patronage increases, as we  believe it will, we have otlier improvements in view. -It is our aim'  to make Thk Claim one of the  best paper?; in the North.  , If each .present subscriber will  say a good word for us we will the  sooner be enabled to carry out our  contemplated improvements.   -.-  Jim. Clark, of the Half Way-  House, is erecting an up-to-date  road house adjacent to the present  one, which has outlived its usefulness.  Messrs. Heal, Mobley ai.d Ward  were elected Fire Wardens at Discovery last Saturday.'  Go to Fraser. & Co. for your  groceries ��� the most reliable house  in camp.  Louis Schulz and John Nicholl  leave shortly to catch the Amur at  Skagway oil Tuesday.' They will  both make a flying trip to coast  cities.  McDonald's Grocery keeps an  excellent stock of staple and fancy  groceries. They have their own  teams aud deliver goods on the  creeks at the most reasonable rates.  They have a new aud fresh stock  coming iu immediately.  . Don't forget the Operatic entertainment on Friday next.  A dance will be given at the  Kootenay Hotel tonight after the  Hockey game. A cordial invitation is extended to all.  To Smokers,��� If you want a  really first class imported cigar, get  an " HI IieiuuU-r." For sale only  at McDonald's Grocery.  Some lively play is looked for  at the Discovery-Atlin Hockey  match this afternoon.  Tub Baths all winter at the O.K.  Barber Shop.  1903  Diaries at C. R. Bourne's.  Fresh stock of Downey's Chocolates just arrived at C. R. Bourne's.  .There is more  solid  comfort in a  cup of Blue  Ribbon  Tea than in a  gallon of most beverages.  For a good  square   meal /go  to.  the Pioneer Bakery and Restaurant,  We'll soon have "schooners"���  Tlie   Atlin   Brewery is about to re-  qpen.  ��� Atlin Operatic Society.  The above Society, which was  formed this winter with the object  of mutual benefit as well 'as with  the idea-of performing in public,  has been working hard' and will  present on Friday next, 23rd inst,  at. Dixon's Hall, Gilbert and Sullivan's "Trial by Jury'- and also  Mr. Madison Morton's commedict-  ta, entitled, "Taken 'from the  French." '  This initial' performance of the  Society deserves the united support  of the public and it is to be congratulated lor undertaking lo provide  such atreat. Jt goes without saying that the "Trial' by Jury" is  well worth hearing and those who  are taking part have gone to endless trouble in preparing themselves under the able leadership of  Mrs. Woods.  After tlie entertainment a dance  will be given to which all arc invited. A thoroughly "enjoyable  evening is promised.  Tickets can be obtained from any  of .the members or at Bourne's Drug  Store, where a floor plan can be  .seen and reserved seats secured.  The curtain rises at S.30 p.m.,  sharp.  - $3-2 5  Patent,    do        do     ' . .    3-=5  Cream, Hotel size, per doz . ,,' 4.75  do    Family size    do .'   2.51'  Milk, Reindeer    '-   do . '  2,25  Clams, per doz     .        .   . ���    2.75  Canned Corn, per doz' . .    2-40  Peas        do      . .2.25  Beans      do .    2.25  Tomatoes do    . .    375  D G' Sugar, per lb  A gen Bur.tr,  '-11)' '.ins  Rex Hams, per lb -  C.'i'  ini/iil, iclb sac);  Moiled Cats, B & K .   ���'  Ulne Ribbon Tea, per lb  T &. 13 Cut Tcbacco,'do  do     Chewing,    ;dO'  Ovo, per tin    -  Salmon,1 per dcz-    - ���  .10 c.  .50 c.  ,23 c.  .85 C  . .65 c.  ' -5oc',.  $ 1.00  ��� 7.5 c.  ���75 c.  2.25   '  C & B'Jams, i-lb tins, per doz 3^0 '  m-   ��� ATX   OTHER   GROCERIES    REDUCED  Big Bargains  stili  left.inEry 'Geetts am  'Men's-' FumisfciBigs.  A fresh supply of Gold Seal Packs have just arrived ever  the Fantail.  "Mr  fi'.TT & -CO.  h  r'  E'  I.  Fish,  .    FRESH MEATS ALWAYS ON HAND.    .    .  Game   in   season and   home    made   Sausage.  Fikst Stkkkt,   Atlin.  sseBi    Hotel?  DIXON    BROTHERS, 'Proprietors   *-��t*-  Free.  Pool   &   -Billiards,  Freighting and Teaming.       &       Horses and Sleighs for Hire.  McDonald's Grocery is now located in the store recently occupied  by Nickerson, where the public  will find a complete stock of staple  and fancy groceries, to be had at  the lowest market prices.  Attention is called to Messrs.  Blackett & Co. ;s advertisement on  this page for cut prices.  Progression:  That things are not going behind is amply evidenced by the  hotel improvements iu both Atlin  and Discovery, necessitated by the  increased, patronage aud need of  greater accommodation. In Discovery, Fd. Sands, of the Pine  Tree, has let a contract- for a twor  storey adilhion to his hotel ; Ihe  floor space of which will be 26x24.  A. R. McDonald is remodelling the  Royal Hotel and it will be ready in  time for the spring rush. Iu Atlin  the Royal Hotel has added seven  bedrooms and a spacious dining-  room. The Kootenay Hotel has  just completed a two storey addition, consisting of a hall, to be  used as a gymnasium, upstairs, and  an elegantly' appointed dining-  room and kitchen. A first-class  cook has been employed and the  dining-room will be opened today.  Dealers in   Provisions,  Dry  Goods, Etc.,  ver  Will foe  @��2&es@d in  <s  few days9  A Handsome, New, Modern Structure  New and strictly-, fresh killed  beef and mutton, , turkeys and  treese will arrive and be on sale at  i/ouis Schulz's Meat. Market..;  THIS  HOTEL   WILL   BE   STOCKED   WITH    THE   BEST   OF   GOODS  Sam*   JahsssionOs   Ps'GfSt'ieieni:  Wireless Wires by Wire.  Sig. Marconi recently slated to n  press representative "Two luuidicd  words a minute ;>t a cent a word,  and the general use of wireless telegraphy instead of mails for a very  large proportion of the correspondence that now passes between  America and Europe, arc developments that I see in the near  future."  Go to The Royal for Fresh Oyster Cocktails..;  THE ANNUAL REPORT.  [ Continued from Page 3.  Events have proved that the  money expended on the Fire Engine has been a good investment.  Among other matters dealt with  by   youi;' Board I  find ; Oriental  Labor r    Dredging     the      Atlinto  River; and, Tmde and Couuiieice.  All of which is res;iecllull>   Mib-  mitlecl,      . A. S. Cuoss.  L'rtsideiit,  Atlin, B: C, Jaiiuan 81I1. 1903.  Blue Ribbon Coffee in absolutely  pure. ���ll is sold in all tlie stores in  Alii-..:.  ���ALASKA   ROUTE .SAT INGS ���  The following Sailings are announced for the month'of January,  leaving Skagway at 6  p.m.,  or on  arrival of the:tniin.:  Amuk, Jan. 6th and 20th.  For  further  information,   apply or  write to    I-I. B. Dunn.' Agent/  Skagway, Alaska* , :

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