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 -SKJ55!^K3s!cwv'5'!S!5^^  }  f  '}  l. *v N. *��"VA/S^  ^ ''FfEB 5 - $06.  "%  b.)i  ��*-. . j�� r--'  <-��� "!  fv  I -*1 >  V. !  I'  u  VOL. r<|.  ATLIN, B. C, SATURDAY. JANUARY , 20, .906.  ��C. 3flt  >  l-t'.i  &-���  1st?  ^  1 *  k  M  \  u  ���1.  U  TELEGRAPHIC.  GENERAL' ELECTIONS  ;���~   IN GREAT BRITAIN  Have' -Resulted  'in a -LiberaT  -   ��� Landslide. .''  SOME   BIG   REVERSE    MAJORITIES.  Death   in   New   York Tunnel���The  . Fighters ��� Counterfeiters'are  Captured���Many. Immigrants-  Capitulated ~ The Workmen's  Council Arrestgd���France has  Severed Venezuelan Relations.  .... .  '   ' '[Sl'IlCIAT. to thi: claim.]  London,   Jan.  18.���The elections  \ r  for-'the.British House of Commons,  which commenced on Friday of las_t  week, have > so far resulted in an  overwhelming Liberal landslide.  Hon." Joseph Chamberlain was elected in tlie riding'of West Birmingham with over 5,000 of a majority.  The standing of the different parties"  on Wednesday night, the'i7th inst.,  was as, follows:"-Liberals, 133, a  gain of. 64. seats; .Unionists, 50, a  gain of one; Free Trade Unionists,  3; Nationalises, .51; Labor, 27, a  ^gain of 23. ''-.-;���  New York, Jan. 18.���Four people are already dead a'nd four others  who are suffering from suffocation  are in a very critical condition as  the lesult of the bursting of an air  pipe yesterday afternoon in the  .Rapid Transit company's tunnel  under the East liver. The damaged  pipe has been repaired and tunnel  traffic resumed. '    "  Butte, Mont., Jan. :8.���Marvin  I-Iart, colored pugilist, and who  holds- the heavyweight championship of the world, knocked out Pat  Callahan,, miner pugilist of this  city, in the second round of what  -was to have been a four round contest before a big house here on  Tuesday night.  Seattle, Wash., Jan. iS.���Three  Japanese counterfeiters were arrest-  eed in this city late on Tuesday  evening. Several hundreds of dollars worth of spurious $5 and $10  gold pieces and the counterfeiters  complete manufacturing paraphernalia was also captured.  Ottawa, Jan. 18.���The Dominion  immigration department has just  made .known the fact that nearly  150,000 immigrants arrived and settled in Canada dining the last year.  Of that number 55,000 came from  Great Britain and 45,000 from the  United Stales. The remaining 50,-  coo were mostly from European  countries.  San Domingo, Jan. 18.���The  porte of Monte Cristi, which had  recently been iii the hands of the  revolutionists, ; capitulated to the  government forces late yesterday  afternoon. ,'  St. Petersburg, Jan. 18.-���All the  ��� members of the Workmen's  Union  council for lhe'<St. Petersburg dis-  liict, which included 22 persons,'  and which had been responsible for  many of the recent disorders and  strikes in this city and neighborhood, v'\vere arrested- on Tuesday  night while holding a secret mcet-  Tng'.' " The police at the same time  also seized many revolutionary documents,and a large qua'ntityof the  organizaliorrs,cprrespondence..  , '.Vancouver, E.!GJ, Jan'.'..TS.��� The  Great' Northern flyer struck- a'fallen  tree during last night when,near  Bumabydake, a few,-miles south of  this'-"city. " The -^'engineer, whose  name, was - Jones, .was , instantly  killed. ��� Two of'the .passengers' re-'  ceived.severe injuries. The engine  was 'a total wreck. . "'  -Cleveland, Ohio, Jan. 18.���Great  damage was 'wrought" to' many  buildings and the telegraph and  telephone' systems' throughout this  state by a fierce gale- which swept  across this section- of country'on  Monday.'       ' - ' - "        :"  Indianapolis,.Ind., Jan. 18.���The  seventh annual convention -of the  United .Mine -Workers of America  was opened iuv this city on-Tuesday-  There are over twelve hundred delegates in attendance.'  "' Paris", 'Jan'.' 18.���As a ' result or  the elections which have this week  been held throughout this country  M. 'Fallieres has been" elected to the  presidency of France.  Vershire, .Vermont, Jan. 18.���Mr.  George Westingliouse, of Westing-  house air-brake fame, and who during the last lew years has spent  over a million and a half of dollars  searching for copper in the Vershire  lange of mountains_ in this stale,  has, this week abandoned the project as futile."  Caracas, Venezuela, Jan. 18.���  Mr. Russell, the American ambassador to this country, will today deliver to the government ot Venezuela, on behalf of France, a' note  severing all diplomatic relations between the two countries. The  French charge d'affairs was recalled  yesterday'.  Chicago, Jan. 18.���This city was  thrown into mourning yesterday by  the death of Mr. Marshall Field, the  multi-millionaire merchant. The  board of trade, the banks, and a  great number of the wholesale and  retail establishments remained closed  during the day.  Alexandria, Egypt, Tan. rS.���The  Suez canal is at present being hurriedly widened at many of the narrowest parts so as to enable the  Uirited States floating dry dock,  which is being towed to the Phillip-  pines, to pass through without  chance of injury or of blocking the  canal to traffic.  Paiis, Jan. 19.���M. Maubgoret,  the Venezuelan minister to France,  was yesterday afternoon served with  an official notification of his expulsion from France, the same to be  acted upon immediately.    The gov  ernment's patience has become exhausted and it has finally decidw  Lo adopt encigetic "measures. It is  11 ndeistood that a naval demonstration against Venezuelan is being  rapidly prepared.  London, Jan. 19.���The Laborites  aud Liberals each gained a seat as  the result of last Saturday's election  at Newcasdc-ou-Tyne. Both of  tli-ese seats were foi marly held by  Unionists, who had won them in  the pievious elections by majorities  of-over 5,000. The force of the  recentfanli-Unionist blizzard in the  Newcastle-011-Tyne ridings may be  guaged by the results, which gave  the Labor and Liberal candidates  majorities of over 7,000 each.  Victoria, B. C, Jan. 19.���Mac-  Donald, the leader of the opposition  in the'British Columbia parliament,  has challenged the legality of the  order-in-couucil which ' transferred  the Kaien island lands to the Grand  Trunk Pacific railway, to be used  as a terminal point.  . London, Jan. 19.���The members  already elected , are distributed  among the parties as follows: Liberals, 167; Unionists, ,73; Labor, 31;  Nationalists, 50. Of the twenty-  three London seats which have so  far-been polied up to today the Liberals were successful in capturing a  snug sixteen, and twelve of these  were net gains.  GENERAL   NEWS.  William Cunard,.spn of the founder of the Cunard steamship line, is  dead at New York, aged   81   years.  The town of Edmonton has decided to support Calgary in the lat-  ter's effoi ts lo secure the Dominion  fair lor 1907.  Lady Barrow,-widow of Sir Geo.  Harrow, has died in Loudon, aged  97 years. She was the original of  Lawrence's portrait, "The Beautiful  Miss Crocker," now owned by J.  Pierpont Morgan.  Spruce Creek Notes.  [Ti-oin Our Own Curi'cspoiiclei.il.1  Spruce creek is practically shut  down from sluicing ou account of  the present cold snap.  Cox & Co. will resume operations  in a few days.  Airs. Rineberg, who has been  confined lo her bed for a week or so  with a seveie cold, has recoveied  aud is up and around again.  Mr. McNaughton, who has this  week returned lo Spruce from a trip  to the coast, will take charge of Mr.  Bennett's store while the latter,  whose health has been rather poorly  of late, takes a trip to Vancouver to  visit his wife aud family.  Messrs. Kannie McLeod, J. Mc-  Kechnie, William Smail and many  others went to Atlin from the creek  on Sundav last to attend the funeral  of the late E. J. Thain.  H. Calvert, who is this winter  trapping on the head of Spruce  creek, this week brought in one of  the finest silver-grey fox skins that  was ever captured in the Atlin district. Mr. IS. L. Pillman purchased  the fur.  THE   PAST   YEARS  MINING  IN  ATLIN  DISTRICT.  SPRUCE   CREEK  CONTINUE I).  Although   a  good pay strealc ex- "  ists   above  arid'below their ground,'  the Columbia   Hydraulic   Company '  prospected   much   of their ground! ,  last season and were unsuccessful in  trying to locate "pay.'.'  ".The  British Columbia -Dredging  Co.', Ltd., completed  the construction of their di edge in Blue Canyon,  Spruce creek, in time  for a test run  of-about three weeks before the season closed.   The management stated -  that the results, both from efficiency-  of operation and gold secured stand-:  points,   were   exceedingly satisfactory and  the company is quite con-"  fident xA successful operations   dur--',  ing the approaching season.  -The introduction on Spruce creek1.,  of ��� a steam traction shovel, by the  Northern -Mines Limited, as a  means of successfully working  placer ground was an entirely new  wenture iii this district. The shovel  was operated seven or eight week,  moved a ��� considerable yardage oT  ���gravel and made 'good returns and  telearly demonstrated that it will almost ��� assuredly become <s." mode of  successfully operating much -of the  ground in this district. -~~~> '-���-- - ������=T-  On a group of leases on Little  Spruce cieek prospecting was done  by means 'of a shaft, which was  sunk to a depth of 70 odd feel without getting bedrock. The holders  have good faith in their ground aud  will continue sinking next season.  BIRCH  CREEK.  The ground on this creek is quite  rich but the water supply is quite  inadequate and fiom the results of  last season"'s operations by a dozen  individual miners and two companies -the only practical conclusion is  that reservoirs will have 'to be constructed in order to obtain a sufficient supply of water to ensure successful operation.  The Atlin Lake Company, Ltd.,  only sluiced' for about two months,  being compelled lo shut down by  .shortage of water, but they obtained  good results.  Cancellor, Pcarse & Co. were  put to much expense by damages  caused lo flumes, pits, etc., by the  spring freshet, but operated until  the end of August with inspiring  returns obtained. They will continue operations at the commencement of the season.  HOUI.UEK   CREEK.  About forty individual miners  operated 011 this creek during the  past season and obtained good returns, which would have been  greatly increased had they not been  restrained from .ground-sluicing by  tlie unexpired injunction, in the  hands of the French company holding property on Boulder,  ' The Societe Miniere de la Colonr-  bie Brilannique cleaned up consider-  able bedrock with fair returns zv;6  at the end of the season had   .s-fsfc*  )C5tiii*iuHjr'il mi ytnufr'.'/.  -i  ri  1  I -.���tr",->.=._�����.  6'-  it"  ATLIN,   B.   C\,    SATURDAY,    JANUARY  20, 1906  Si-  1  ��'  SI'  lie AtHn Claim*   . 1  \tlHlVi'lJN   CLAIM   .���  PUIILISHKO   CVl.r.1   IMTUMPAV  MOHNINC.      MAILED     FHCE    TO    AN(    l'��IIT   OT  THE  uroHbo for no   cent*,   rri- vcnth ;   ao.oo   pen  ' -MM.-���       ASVCnTIOIDCI  HATCS t  W.CO .-tn INCH  CrtC*'  (ciacnTlor: ;  prADiNC noTfrcs. 2& clhts a linl.  IA^CS.|.AL   I1ATCO     ON    AWLICADOM..   -����>   jiiB PRINTING :.  MJ.-HCADC. I'OSTCns, VIMTIMG   ��"��'���  naTTfR.Hrftr.s, 'pnocn.i^'..csl     ltc, v:ts.  onornn   nnof.'Prt.v  ixucurro.  pniccs   Mom'R.irr.  The Atmn Claim Puiir,isn:s(j Co., Ltd.  W.   Por.uCTi    Riiant.     KriTron-JlANAdEH.  PR. YOUNG'S VIEWS.  The-Skagway Alaskan interviewed Dr. Young, M.P.P., when he  passed, through, that town recently  and reported him as- follows:-  "One of the things-to- which Dr.  TI. E. Young, member for Atlin,  will direct much of his attention this  winter' will, be the concessions for  hydraulic purposes that have been  made in the Atlin district. He will  make it a'point to see that the concessions are' developed as the law  contemplates they shall or that they  give-way, permitting the individual  miner to have an opportunity to develop ar.d prospect the ground. . .  ���; 'I believe,' says Dr.. Young,  'that the individual miners who  came into the Atlin district, proved  its-'vvont'h,. developed' it, and'who  are today its chief producers-, should,  not be restricted iu their opportunities by men' who are holding concessions for speculative purposes..  _\No one desires to injure those hydraulic nicn who are spending their  uioney in the development of- th'e  .���country. IS very effort should and  will be made to protect their interests. What the people of Atliu object to, in which objection I .shall  uphold them to the extent 0fr.1v  ability,, is-the continuance in ei!':..-;!.  of those concessions which retard  development.  "'The intention of the. British  Columbia law is that hydraulic concessions of So acres may be made  where ground, has been proven lo  be of.too low grade to pay to work  without extensive machinery and  with great-outlay of money for the  purpose of developing water supply,  power, etc. In otlier words the  concession is supposed to follow the  abandonment of ground by the individual miner. In the Atlin district in the beginning this was overlooked. There had been no. great  placer discoveries between the Caii-  boo and the Klondike. Dining the  long years br:i.\veeii Ibv uvcliii'.- of  individual; placer mining :snd its-revival by reason of the Klondike aud  A tlm discoveries,.the hydraulic men  'were the principal prudiu'vis of  placer gold', and. their interests wore  more iu the mind of administrators  than were those of the individual'  miner., whose rights were held in  .abeyance:.' ' (       ,  " 'Under tlie-circumstances- it was  very natural, thai promoters- should  induce those in- authority to- permit  them to encroach upon the rights of  the individual miners-before tlie latter understood them, well enough to  assert themselves and. call a. halt  Many concessions were granted in  tlie Allin district,, like- which, wp  the case in the Klondike; wherein  the intent of the law was-not re,-  gjirded...  " tOur |.l.,n is now to return to  he l.iw. Those who have conccs-  1 ions will he .required to utilize them  ���sS the law i-rovides or have them  ; :uici lied. The strict letter- of the  law ^ ill be observed in applications  .or concessions in the future.     .   '  " 'Headway has been made already in this respect. Within the  last year 130 couccsmous have been  cancelled.    More will follow'/  "Dr. Young will also seek to have  the size of placer claims enlarged  from 250 feet square as at present,  to 300 by 1,000 fex't in size. Mo  says this is iu accordance with ideas  of iiglu prevailing'in Ihe Atlin dis-  Liici among those who have devoted  the last half dozen years to- placer  mining, .and he believes i they arc  the men best qualified to judge 011  all placer mining mailers."  CORRESPONDENCE.  [Tlm Claim is nut  responsible for view's ox-  pi.essed by correspondents.]  %M%%lm   mm.   %$i��&itoKMu&i   quEvVw*  "   '"'   *  ... ��� ��� ��� <i-m.i��.>��i>nimiwm-n--1 .-���-���i ���  W'u* siixit on* wiir.N you can (.i^t hoods ak chkai' iikhi;.-1  Atlin. Nugget and Grape Rings ������l nil kiu.U of Jewoh-y -im.m  hioliircd on tin- |iri*nilM'.-. '  Kine New Stock of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry "'I Diamonds  Watches from .��.->.<)(i up. . Airauls for (.V.li'imlii'i (Jnunophonos.  SHverware, Cut Glass, Hand Pointed Chir.a, Souvenir Spoons  JULES EGGERT e SON, au.n  AND   m.SOOVKKY,  Safety   Deposit Vaults.  Watchmakers and Manufacturing Jcwelrs.  They   are   Waiting    r'or   You!  aSSBEbb..-.  Bargains  .���l_��IlllNli9   H��t* and.B^JRosdZz  '    .Gai'tsefs asszljlouso Fesrnishinns.  FUU,    I/INK    01'    BOOTS    ani>.   SHOES,  '    ,       -        also    GOLD   SEAL    HIP    GUM    BOOTS.  3��  g��  Atian and  ����   Discovcrys B. C.  Successors to  J. H. Richardson".  Canadian Pacific Railway Company,  Lest I be Misunderstood.  Editor ot'Tiuc Atlin Ci.a.i.m.  Sir.���The following is a transcript of perilion received from ''The  Lord's Day Alliance' asking me to  see thai as far as possible ���all-qualified,   voters  have an opportunity ol  signing: ' ���  "To. the henocable the-house of  ���commons of the Dominion of, Can-  !ada,. in parliament assembled:.','.   .  "The petition of the-undersigned  electors humbly slioweth that  "In view of the decisions of the  -'Supreme Court of Canada-'and of  the Judici'il' committee of tire Privy  Council on the question of Sunday  legislation, and  "In view ol the paramount i-m-  norlanee of securing to every one  the rights and privileges of the  '���natioiral day of rest,.,  "We respectfully pray that 'such  legislation be enacted at the ensiling  session- of parliament as will adequately protect everyone in the enjoyment of the Lord's clay, commonly called. Sunday, and prevent  the doing on that day of labor, business or work, excepting work of  necessity or mercy.'''  Owing to- the.fact lhat I will not  be able to- see personally all the  voters, I will see that one list is left  at Stables & Lumsclen's, Allin, and  one at.Geo. A. Keis &. Go's, store,  Discovery,, so that any wishing to  add their signatures will know  where to go.  1 understand' that some are under  the false impression that.I drafted  the- preamble wi.tli malici..-)'.:-! intent  at existing conditions. Thi-* w not  the case. In order lO' relieve the  present situation here in our midst  it is not necessary to appeal to the  house of commons oi' the Dominion  of Canada.' A letter arid more effective, way would be -to appeal a  little more frequently and a little  more persislaiitly to the law of.conscience.. According to my interpretation the key note of lite, petition  is. protection of tho rights and privileges of citizens. I.ft 1 lis interpretation be correct surely it should- appeal; to-the sympathy and demand  the support of all those in whose  bosoms-may be found even a spark  of those nobler feelings of fraternity,  and; brotherhood.  The   petitions, must be complete'  by the-24th of this month.  . Ruv. A. M, Ross.-  Atlin,, January 17th.  ,    ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS.  S.S. AMUR departs from Skagway:     Jan.   nth -and  We  6th.  do      -    -      Ficn.  nth and 26th.       ;    -     -.  Sailing from Skagway 8 p.m.  Direct   to Vancouver  and Victoria.  Trim-sporting ''J' i-ii.il or steamer to Seattle without extra charge.  H. B. Dunn,  Agent* Skagway,.  do  sfive quick service.     No Iiiterm'ediiite calls.  i.      For rates or information apply to  ryiAKE Notice that, sixty days after (late,  J- T, Thos. ii. Klcmiiiif, intend apjjlyiiifr  to tho Hon. the Ghiel Comnii^bioner of  I.andva-iHl Works Tor permission to purchase  ;'tlic rollowLnjr deserihed tract, oi' lniid, situate on tho east shore of Windy Arm, Atlin  Division r. rtefriniiiiix at Post No. 1, nmile  and a half south of the Provincial Boundary,  thonce north-westerly 40 chains to Post No.  2. 1 hence easterly 10 cliains to Post No. -2,  thence southerly" 40 ��� chains to Post No. I,  thence westerly 10 chains to ppint of commencement.  THOS. Ii. FLIiMTNG.  Dated In is ISth day of November. 10'IJ.      jai:.<  NOTICE.  NrOTrCE rS HEKEHY Given that appli  i     cation  will  be  made  to the Ltigislu.-  DISCOVKRY, B. C. .  A Strictly First-Class  Hotel.  Diiiing-Room in connection.  Choicest Wines, Liquors and Cigars  ED.   SANDS,   Proprietor.  vivo Assembly of the Province of Uritish  Oolumbia at its next session for a*n Act to  revive, ratify and confirm to tho Uritish  Coliimliiu Northern and Jlackcnzie Valley  Railway Company all the rights, powers,  privileges and franchises conferred hy the  Uritish Columbia and Vukon Kaihvay Act,  120'.1, upon said Company, and to declare that  notwithstanding that surveys have not been  made iu accordance with Section 21 ot said  Act the said Company is and linu boon since  the passage of the said Act a body corporate  and politic under I lit; name of tlie "-Uritish  Columbia Northern ami Mackenzie Valley  UailwitJ t'ompany." with the riglits, powers,  pi'ivib'M.-s and fi'iuK-hii-us thereby conferred  in all respect-f. as il' Iho surveys had been  made in accordance with said Section 21,  aud to I'.sleml l he time for nml.ing tin; -aid  .siu-voyii roiiuli-fid by.Miid Si!cl.iou .:'���!. and to  give to tho said Cnni|iiiny tin.' following additional powers, viz:-- [ _  ���l-o ac.n.ii'o and w��rk can I .h.Imoh: to l.eild | Hampton & Dune,  branches not oNceeding 20 miles from the '  main line; to- build and operate telegraph  and telephone lines, aiid to cburgo tolls; to  build and operate steam and other vessels  on tho inland waters of British Columbia; to  acnuire and operate wharves: to enable the  line of railway to. lie constructed in sections;  And to iiiiiomi by. omitting the aUornative  Line ot railway via the Skeena river.  I.inl.ed  ul: Victoria,  Uritish Colunibiii,this  I'ih.h day of iWivemlier,, A..D. VM'i..  C. DUI101S MASON.  i���i>7  ' Solicitor lor the Applicants'.  A. F. & A.M. .  .     iKegular   coiiimniuca-  tions  hold  on   the   iirsS"  Thursday of each month  iu  the  A. O. U.W. Hull,  Third Street.  ; brethren cordially invited  I   Have   Re-opened  The  ������y&B :Laundry  -On the Waterfront.  Jlen's Suits Cleaned and Repaired.  All Work-Guaranteed.  Goods Called for and Delivered.  Cash ou Delivery..  MrS.   M.   Fcnn,    Proprietr  */ww*A'Wvvvwvw^ll^Al^/v\AAA  Proprietors.  Discovery.  OPKN DAY AND NIGHT.  :'jo<&" Painter*;.'  The Reliable Shoemaker,  ���'-     -     -     DlSCOVUKY, P>.  e.  FIRST-CI^ASS RESTAURANT'  IN   .  CONNECTION,  Headu uurters for Br.xon's stage.  $1  Ru-bbee Baota a Specialty. [wt#M.thl*******^*��****��#*>i f  M.At.l.-u't./.MUMJi.-'MBVUAf-flt t**"-W *P^Jtt.UA>iW J"J1'J��.'  IT  if  ??  *r\  1,'V .  '1  ATLIN,   B. C,   SATURDAY,   JANUARY   20;   1906  I.��\  1 ���  1  r  [���">  'i  |1'P  I'A  r.i  ���If  U  9        *���fft-^-9        J.  Our. Stdres' in   both'Towns are  now fully stocked   with   full  .    ,     ;  lines  in   Groceries ��� and, Dry  Goods.  A. T. Co., Ltd.  A. S. CROSS, President.  I'nut iuued I rum page I.  got into lich gioimd, which give-;  promise of successful operations dnr-  '  ing next season.       ,        ���  J. U. Hlack emploved 12 to 14  men all season and successfully  opeiated a -lay on- a portion of the  above company's giound, and on  which he is continuing operations  dining the .present wiifler.  A force of six. men were employed  during tlie season on a lay 011 the  Ti'Ioil-Union lease and much gravel  '    was sluiced, netting good profits. "  Drifting operations arc being carried on at present oir -Boulder by  some twenty men.  RUBY   CREEK.  Some ten miners carried on development work on Ruby creek during  last season.   -  The Ruby Creek Mining Partnership employed some half dozen men  in exploratory work on their ground  and, besides proving beyond a doubt  .that theii holdings are exceedingly,  valuable, had ' the satisfaction, by  the comparatively small yardage ot  gravel washed-, in ' netting a small  profit over expense while carrying  611 .purely prospecting work. They  have demonstrated a pay streak of  over 170 feet" wide with the eastern  rim as yet u 11 found. The . property  of the partnership is about the most  premising hydraulic proposition in  ���the Atlin camp.- r--  A  lone   miner is keeping things  . on Ruby warm over winter, and in  the spring she will talk for  herself.  WRIGHT  CREEK.  Over a dozen men prospected on  Wright creek during tlie season and  quite a few of them were rewarded  with good returns.  The Lincolnshire and Surrey hy-  diaulic syndicate expended some  $2,200 in preparatory work on their  ground and it is expected that next  summer they will open up tne pay  streak in their ground.  OTTER   CREEK.  Five or six men prospected different leases near tlie mouth of Otter  creek last season with fair results.  A. Canuichael is at   present . on  the  creek developing on a group of  leases for next season's  operations.  o'donnei.i, river.  Although O. B. Perry did not  take up the bond which he had on  a number of leases 011 this river last  season it is conrklentally believed  that there is a large quantity of  placer ground there which ^yill  eventually be opened up and made  to pay big profits.  A number of men  are   at present  ��� doing- -prospecting   work  on three  O'Doiuiell   river   leases  and a like  number of leases on. Bull creek and  good prospects have been found.  VOLCANIC CREEK. V  Last season, a number, of individ-.  ual miners with, holdings on this  creek.combined.their effort?y in a.ii.  endeavor'' to sink to 'bedrock arid  had reached a depth of 45 feet when,  stopped by water. They had how;  ever   got   into dirt which gave'big  returns to the pan and as . a., result  a'rratigerrie'n'tS'have-already   been'  .  made /lor y installing.:   ,'a .:; powerfid  At -��he  general  pumping plant in the spring, when  llic men will continue their quest  with increased energy. So great is  the faith or.the men in the possibilities of. this creek lhat about a 16  mile wagon road has been constructed to their workings lo facilitate  the getting in of supplies and heavy  machinery.  Taking into account the shortage  of water experienced and the somewhat smaller number of men cm-  ployed, the placer mining operations  of the past season in the Atlin district were , on' the whole very-successful and -we- are ' confident; by  what we know' that we do not greatly overshoot the mark when we  .itate that gold to value of $500,000  was.produced in this  camp in 1905.  We, understand that steps are beT  ing takerr to conserve water, at several different important points in  the district by the construction of  huge .reservoirs so as.to ensure a  sufficient supply for all operators  throughout coming years,  present time "mining in  throughout the district is 111 an exceptionally healthy condition and  the indications are that the season  of 1906 will greatly surpass .last season both from the standpoint of  value of gold produced and numbers  of- men employed.  '   ��� MINER Alt .CLAIMS...  Assessment work...was .done during the past .year'on-.a'large number  of mineral claims" (over 150) iu different parts .of the district, besides  which crown grants were obtained  on many claims. --Upwards ot" fifty  new locations were recorded during the season and to a casual observer . it is .evident that from a  quartz mining standpoint the Atlin  district is as yet in the infancy of a  great future.  The development-work on the  quartz mines on the Yukon side of  the line at Windy Arm .last year  caused much renewed interest and  many parties took the field in that  part of our district bordering on  Windy Arm in the latter part of the  season and several promising claims  were located. It is also said that  work of a permanent nature with a  view of making shipping mines will  ���be inaugurated ou qrrite a few well  developed claims during the coming  season.'  -V-rrOT-tCH IS MERKIJY Given tlint an np-  -LvN plication will ho inmlc to tho Legislative AsSBinliiy of tlio Provinco of/Uritish  Columbia at its next session for an" Act to  incorporate a Company to bnilc.1 u line of  Railway from, the. City of Vancouver, or a  point oil Hnrrard Inlet, to the Northern  lioiindary of tlio .said Province by .way of  l.illonul,. tlio Ki-nsor Valley, Tacln -Lake,  Sriclcine River and Tcslin Lnkc, or in the  alternative by the most feasible route  through the Chilcoten Valley and Stickine  Itiver, with power to equip, construct and  nmtiitaiii branch lines and all necessary  bridges, roads, ways and ferries; and to  build, own. ami maintain wharves and docks  in connection therewith; mid to build, own,  equip aud maintain steam and other vessels  and boat'-i, aud operate the saino on any  navitrablo waters' within the Province; and  to build, equip, operate and maintain, telo-  tfrapli and telephone lines iii connection  with tho said railway and branches, and lo  generate electricity for the supply of light,  heat and ���power; "Ami' to 'nc'quiro lauds,  bonuses, privileges or other aids from any  Government, Municipal; -Corporations ; or  other persons or bodies, and to levy and collect tolls from all parties using telegraph or  telephone lines, and on all freight passing  over any of such.road's, railways, tramways,  ferries', wharyes and vessels built or owned  by tho Company; ami with power to triuke^  trallic and other arrangements with railway,  steamboat or other companies, and for all  other.necessary or incidental rights, powers  aud privileges in that behalf.  . Dated at Vancouver, 11. C, the 27th day of  November, .1005. '  ].;���'.'      ' ROmJlVl'SON���* BOHEKTSON.'        \  jiii7l ''.   :. Solicitors.for the Applicants.  The Atlin  ."arret Co, Ltd.  FRESH   DRESSED   MEATS,   also   - ,  POULTRY  OF ALL   KINDS,   Dressed to Order.  rac��M.''j:DiaunxK��raemxar*ar��>  C.   DOELKER    Manager.  The iii Big oi Whiskies  And the Whisky ot Hhsgs  <)    o    o    o    <>    o    o    o  Ben well, Peart S: Co,  iCOTCtl  ��� Vancouver.  Sous Agents for British Columbia.  3  TBDE    GOLD    HOUSE,  DISCOVERY,   B.   C.  C. H. Nissen, Prop.      -       -    F. B. Wrong, Mgr.  Restaurant.'in Connection  Under  New and Capable Management.  The  Canadian   Bank  of   Commerce.  ' CAPITAL    PAID ' UP    $10,000,000. .  Reserve, $4,500,000.        -      ,  Branches of the Bank at Jeattie, ,     -  San Francisco,  Portland,  ��r     ��. m   '        �� ���   -  ��� Skagway, etc.  Exchange s<o>M on ail Posnts.  ��� ���-SjI  Gold Dust Purchased���Assay Office in Connection.  D. ROSS, Manager.  !�� &'  *&���     cJ4      ��>  The Picture that today is the talk  ol" England and the British Colonies;  being the first ever published showing  the Queen in her quiet home life.  (Frames 20 x 25 irr.)  The Family Herald and Weekly Star,  of Montreal, the greatest family paper  in America; for one year,  AND  i.  A  6.  P'or one year,  ly $5.  'a  .Caw., at our office and see the PREMIUM.  This offer is open to both present-;and  new subscribers  to '"THK'ATLIN. CLAIM."     '  >**��*^*>.^>P>*��*^����^0>*.*:��!��^*fcO fcP>.P^.ftfc*^*,.��>fc��*^��i*P:*i��*;0i��^:����| ,'��'*��*tv��tAi'c\i.i,.,'��'A.'azfV|r'"-M"M * .A'iCiiirtiiVi'rtili. vUir    �� vr- 'iTMrfyiil'". il^^i ���".'ly*'; i''"^!,.^  ATLIN,    B.   C,    SATURDAY,    JANUARY    20,    1906.  Lccal Events  A'..-\v magazines ever)' mail nt C.  C. Uminie's.     ' ���   ���      ���  The latest' magazines and papers  are always on hand at Pillman's. ,  McDonald's Grocery makes a  specially of fresh eggs and butter.  Why use inferior gasoline when  you can gel 76 and 86 per cent, at  Regan's.    Atlin and Discovery.  Geo. Cassels and Tlios. K. Fleming, of Spruce creek, paid Atlin a  short visit yesterday.      ' '  ���  Owing to the absence'of the pastor  on Spruce there will be no service in  St. Martin's church tomorrow.'  Bourne's circulating library furnishes good arrd cheap reading.  There will be a meeting of all  those -interested in hockeyat ��� the  Allin Trading Co.ls store at 4 p.m.  on Monday. Get a move on boys  or summer will be here.  Messrs. F>. PI. Mobley and PP.  Heal, of Discovery, left on Thursday on a trip to Vancouver and  ��� other coast points. They mushed  the Fan Tail trail to,Log Cabin.  Foi 30 days J. T. .Regan will sell  McClar) s Cast Top Pleaters thus:  No. 100���$10.00 No. 400���$13.00  No. 260���$ri.00 No. 500���$14.00  No.'300���$12'.00 No. 600���$16.00  Call early and take your choice.  The Whist club will meet on  Monday evening next for a .regular  rubber iu the parlors of the Atlin  club building. Members should  be present to change their minus'  to plus', especially the gentleman  who played to a 19 minus at the  last meeting.  Stables & Lumsden carry a stock  of good groceries.  Word was received in camp lately  from Ontario that Mr. J. H. Black,  who is one of Atlin's pioneer miners,  was on December 26th joined in  wedlock with Miss Katherine Mac-  KenV.ie, who is a sister of Alex..  Daniel and Malcolm MacKeiizie,  residents of the camp.  The Cwvim chimney and also'  that of the Royal hotel burned out  shortly after 7 o'clock on Thursday  evening. The fire boys were on  hand in quick order^ and both of  the smudges' were given all necessary attention'.1 The result is' that  'there are certainly two chimney  flues which are fairly clear  of dirt.  The mail which should have arrived in camp ou Saturday last was  unavoidably detained at Taku for  "about three days while the lake was  putting ou ice. It however got in  safely on Tuesday afternoon although Mr. Brown, who accotnpan-'  ied M-r. Kirk land across, got'wet to  :'thc hips when Hearing the east  shore. McKce arrived on time  with Wednesday's mail and "Big"  Jack is almost sure to get in-on  time today."  Dr. Neil M.- McNeill, of Victoria,  arrived in Atlin with the mail men  . 011 Wednesday and will attend to  tlie medical practice of Dr. Ii. E.  Young during the hitter's absence  while attending.' the session of the  B. C. parliament. This is' Dr.  McNeill s first'experience of mushing aud he says it was lovely until  he heard the ice crack some when  withiirabout four hundred yards of Jan.  the cast shore of Atlin lake. The  doctor, who is a native sou of  British Columbia, is a graduate of  the Rush Medical College, of Chicago, and has had considerable  practice in this province.  burial of E. J. Thain, S. M.  iv/uny   Attended'= English   Church  and Masonic Services Held.  The funeral of the late 11. J.  Thain, S.M,, took place on Sunday  afternoon last under the auspices of  Atlt'nto Lodge, A.F. & A.M. and,  although the weather was1 bitterly  cold, there was a large turnout of  the friends and acquaintances,, including many from Discovery and  the creeks, to pay their last sad respects to our departed and niuch-  missed citizen.-��� The Masonic services were conducted at the ��� house by  Mr.' J. ' -A:- Eraser, W. M., .afrer  which the remains were conveyed to  the Englishchtrrc.^, where, the Rev.  E. L. Stephenson conducted the  services of that, church lo the dead.  The cortege was then formed by the  members ol" A^Iinto lodge in a b.ody,  followed by the citizens, and proceeded to the cemetery, where' the  final services of the Church of England ,and the Masonic order were  performed..  The pall ' bearers were: R.. B.  Anderson, W. H. Vickers, John M.  Shirley, Capt. Plathorn, R. A. Jack-  soil aud A. B. P. Thomas.  Our   Specialty  v' Hpffltt  msm  Delivered to any part of the district  Goods Fresh and Clean. Prices Right.  Ouk  MoTTCr^-Onc price' and fair treatment to all.  STABLES'& I_U  The   iron   Store.  atlin, b. c. ���  Brewers ' cf Lsger Beer  and Porterm  :  SMALL AND.LARGE ORDERS"PROMPTLY FILLED.  At the Rink.  The  Wilkinson   Cup  Draws���Other  ��� ; Matches Played This Week.  Following' is  the result so far in  the first draw for the  J. T. Wilkinson cup: '  Fetherston. ) o  D.   Ross.... iii    j ...  Bourne..?:.. \ 14   ) ...  Eggert  \ 00  10  3  I   6   S  o  3  9  4  6  /  o  Rev.   Ross  Rosselli'....  Fraser   Cummings  Woods  )  Burnside... )   9   j  Wallace  I   4   i  Owen .'.. )  Ridd   Dowlim  Stablest  (Bye) ..  The following is the second draw  for the Wilkinson cup:  Fraser vs. the winner of Dowliug-  Rickl match. ���.  W. Owen vs..Rev. A. M. Ross..  Jas. Stables vs. Mr. Burnside.   "'.  D. Ross vs. C. R. Bourne.  On ��� Tuesday night Stables rink  suffered defeat at the hands of' that  of Eraser in a well contested match.  vScore 1 j to S.  D. Ross' rink on Thursday night  handed a bunch of 14 to 2 to  Bourne's combination.  Gilinour and Eetlierstonhaugli  will each bring rinks from Discov.-  ery this afternoon to do battle wijUi  local rinks .skipped by Stables and  D. Ross.  The:-KOOTENAY HOTEL  t  OPEN BAY AND NIGHT,  THE DINING-ROOM  IS CONDUCTED  ON  STRICTLY FIRST-  "'���" CLASS 'PRINCIPLES, - ���  the  TEL,  DIXON   &   SCHULZ,   Proprietors.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.  FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONNECTION.  CHOICEST WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS CASE GOODS A SPLCIAUY.  Church   Notices.  Church ol Untrliiiiil: St. Miii'tln'nCliiii'eli ���  Sunday services: Mntins ut 11 n. in.;. Kvoii-  Koiiff, 7:110 p. in. Cclehmtion of Holy-Communion, 1st Sunday in each month aii'l'on  special occasions. .Suiuliiy .School: Sunday,  al It |). in. Committee iMcprlnifH, 1st Thursday  each month. Hev. !���'. I.. Stephenson, rector.  'St. Andrew's l'reshyteriau Church hold  services In the Church on Second Street.  Moi'iiiugr service at 11; evening service, 1;.'M.  Sunday School nt the closo of the morning  service.' Rev. A. M.'Uoss,'minister.  When   Writing,   Use  ss:  *&^ tie'���' c5** tfi^11&* S��^* w* Ct^* &&  ���4-   -  Executed Cheaply,   Promptly and Satisfactorily,  The Weather.  ��� The lowest aiid highest ternp'eVa-  tw.res .and precipitation recorded for  the week are as follows: '���'   .  12  H  *5  iC  *7  18  Max.      2  ��� 14  ��� 16'  ��� t6  ��� S  ��� 7  ��� 12  lliu.  ���20  ���26  ���30  ���3��  ���22  ���12  --z6  Precipitation.'  Kuiii.'-Su'ow  ���in. ���fin.  THE CLAIM OFFICE.'.-  w\AA/vvwvwwvv*^A���wwwvcw^^^  And Sell for the  Lowest Prices' in Camp  1  fesag^^^a^^

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