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 .>!'.  ,'���')>  ���<>  ft'  if, A  b'-  ���if 1,'  Kit  >/>  1  0  *s.  I/'  it;'  I.,  vn.  ,. y  ,0  VOL.      2.  ATLIN,    I3.  C,    SATURDAY,^' JANUARY,    20,    loop.  NO. 3.J.  MfcLenroanV-McFeely and Co*  (Ll.MlTKD.J  Paints,   Gils,   Varnishes,  Builders' Hardware,  Sash and Doors,  Tinware, [Graniteware, Crockery  All kinds of TinsniiUi work done.  '     *- '  i        .        '���!���''  W.QOfCfifVltWS  GffAl:  1  Corner-of First and* Pearl Street  .... FRESH   NEW   GOODS   JUST   IN�� . . .  J.M.Clair Blackett and -Co,  Lakgk.st a.vd Bkst SelectiU) Stocic of  Groceries, Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils, Boots and  Shoes, Rubber floods and .Miners' Supplies.  IRON   STORE    -    -',-.-    -    -    - ,COR.   1ST- AND  TRAYNOR.'  "'��  SEIZURE OF   GERMAN-BOAT  At Delagoa Bay. Fdr^CarryingiCon-  traband of 'War. ���  -  1 * - 1    ��� j  Durban, Jan. 3.--The German  steamer Bundsrath was captured by  a British cruiser off Delagoa Bay  for violation of the neutrality laws.  ��� r- -   .  ' On examination it  Was. found   she  vice/ which  only recently   was  ir  can affairs. The War,-Office , has  'not contributed the least particulars  of what has taken placs since Sun:  day?',    u r ���  Sir Wm. Butler ��� was hastih  summoned to" London by special  train from ' Devon port yesterday.  This seems-to indicate that   his  ad-  All EVES ON DULLER.  Great Tension in Britain Over the  '   Expected  Engagement.  Russian Troops -on the Way to  Herat.  had  on- board 5 large Krupp guns,'  . 50 tons ol* shelis and 180 trained ar-  tilleryinen._   _ -  " Berlin, Jan. 9.--The, seizure of  German vessels by Great' Britain  'is still uppermost in Germany. Emperor William confers daily, 'sometimes twice, with his Foreign Sec  retary. The first British reply to  Germany's request for an explanation arrived to-day from Lord Salis:  bary, bat it is not deemed satisfac-  tory, although ,the Foreign Office  adru.ts that itsargiunent is plausible from aBritish po'nt of view.  The London Daily News editorially defines public opinion of Britain, as "in a state which "should  not''be ignored." It calls Tor "1  greater vigilance than ever on the  part of,those responsible for efficiency of the state and advises caution and  business-like 'diplomacy."  The Daily Mail sajs: "Criticism  is up and down the entire field of  war transactions, finding fault especially with lack of transports for  troops who are read}' ' to depart,  and concealment of news, averring  that the censorship in South Africa  embarrasses the mails, and that reports of correspondents are being  mutilated.  The Morning Post demands that  the forces afield, afloat and in preparation sho.ild be increased by  65.000 men. To this end it urges  that all trained men the country  possesses, militia and volunteers,  shall be called out, asserting inci  dentally, that while the attitude of  the other powers is correct in a  diplomatic sense, an invasion, if attempted, would be sudden", and  that now is the time to apprehend  such a-contingency.  London,. Jan.   10.���There is the  gravest of fears ielt here over Afri-  disfavor, is'about to'be utilized.  .    THE  HOSPITAL.  Ground was'broken on' Monday  for the site for the Presbyterian  Hospital at the corner, of Discover}  and Third streets.'* The building  will be a frame one, 24 by 36, rustic outside' ship-lap inside and filled between with sawdust, roof shingled' with two ventilators. The  body'of the 'building will contain  nine cots',"anurse's room with 'cot,  an operating room 8 1-2x10 t-2  1 with cot, bathroom 8 1-2x6 with  commode and "washstaud. One  large heater and one box stove will  supply the' necessary amount of caloric and the lighting will be furnished by eight windows, each of  four large panes. The labor necessary for the erection of the hospital  will be mostly volunteer.    The cdi-  i  fice was designed in its entirely by  Mr.'james Stables who will also  superintend its erection and the  work will be pushed to completion  without loss of time in his energetic hands.  ROUGH   WEATHER.  The Cottage City arrived at Ska-  guay on Tuesday, after drifting for  many hours in a terrible storm. She  reports picking up the City of Seattle near Bridget Point with a broken propeller and she was drifting  within 50 feet of rocks when rescued. The Seattle was taken to  Juneau.,  The steamer Townsend has gone  adrift ten miles below Skagway.  A   grand   public - reception   was  given   to  the returned   Australian  i Eleven,   who only suffered defeat 3  times out of over 50 matches played  in the old countrv..  , London, Jan. 14.���Nrws of the  e gagement of Buller with th  Boer forces checking his advance to  the relief of Ladysmith is ur per-  niost in the British mind and thc-  eyes of the, world are centred on the  outcome of this engagement, ft is  ���lot felt that a repetition o'f the Tugela river reoulse will occur again,  as  il  is   now  learne'd  that   Buller  1 1  ���means-to turn the enemy's position  ���and not fight ou the ground laid,out  for him by the Boers. Should Buller succeed 111 dislodging the Boers  at present entrenched for a distance  'of 17 miles ahead of- him, the relief  of Ladysmith'will follow as a maimer of course, and more than balance the checks and defeats the  British arms have so far suffered  The success of this engagement  'will'mean the beginning of the^end,  "for" it"forces" the 'Boers "back "into"  the republic where the advantages  of shelter will not be. like  the ground they have so far fought  over Never did Britain need victory from her forces in the -field  more than now. Buller has a chance  of a lifetime to relieve the extreme  tension of the'Bficish mind at home  and abroad and shorten the duration  of a campaign that m.ist ultimately result in   a British South Africa.  While defeats aud repulses have  been acknowledged by the British  it must be apparent that they  have slowly aud steadily pushed  their lines inward aud onward with a  determination to hold all points "of  vantage on the way.  London, Jan. 14.���Advices from  Colesberg are to the effect that incessant fighting with the Boers is  reported. At Cyphsrgat the Boers  were driven out by General Gat-  acre with artillery and forced  back to Colesberg. The latter  place is b;ing held by Gen. French,  who has the Boars completely hemmed in. The besieged are stubbornly  defending their position. A sortie  was made, but this was met by dismounted cavalry and put to flight.  The Inniskillen Dragoons pursued  the enemy,- cut their way clean  through them, killing 50 aud  capturing 19. During the retreat  the Dragoons effected a surprise  movement upon retreating Traus-  vaalers and killed seven on their  way back. Gen. French commands  Norvals Point Bridge with 10 guns;  also Colesbe-ig Road Bridge. The  Boers have no way of retreating except by Storuiberg.  An attack was "made on Molteuo,  row held by General Galacre. The  Boats were allowed lo advance uninterruptedly till within easy range  'of the Cape Town Mounted Police  and Irish Rifles, who held them in  check until - the 'artillery was  brought up when the enemy was  driven back with hcav\~ldss  r  Mafeking reports say that several  sorties have baen made bv.the. Brit-  ish and that discontent is, very  marked in the^Boe'r ranks. ���-''  The health' of"'the Kimbarley  troop's is good." The}' have been put  on short rations. Dysentery and  fever i-> causing" havoc among, the  enemv. Same 600 'cases'-have so  far been reported. <    .'*   '  The latest advices from Ladysmith sUte that the "garrison is active. . Bnller's naval guns are.doing  good'exe'ution iu Ihe- ranks of the  enemy: Tons of Shells have bee'i  exoloded in tlie trenches occuoied  by the Boers and tlie awful carnage  wrought is nroof-of the "excellent  ruarksmaushi') o1" the gunners. "Ono ,  shell'was landed in band of. horses, -"  killing a large*'Muiber>and"stam-  oeding the remainder.    '    -   -  General' Buller is said to lia^e  'made'a moye tox.ttirn the'.enemy's  position and news of the engagement m iv be" expected at any mo-.  ment- .. > .,���-_��� :' :-,, j ;/���" "  .. The,.Zulus Jiay.e risen aud.attack-,  ed.the Boers at'several points,  The Russian.troops are reported  moving upon Herat.. Trahscaspian  , troops are being mobilized.  ACCIDENT 0NT THE ICE.  On Thursday, week C. Doulker  of Atlin, accompanied by Henry  Stoeffier, left town with a sled, two  mules and a horse, for -Pike River  Bay, a dozen of miles "down the  lake. They made their destination  all right, carefully ..examining the  ice as thev went along, finding it to  average from three to ,four inches.  On their return the., following day  with a full load of hay-the ice suddenly, gave .war- under_.the., team's  feet and they were precipitated into the deathly cold, water. -Mr.  Doulker was also -throA'ii in, but  wirh the assistance of Stoeffier managed to regain a , footing., Finding  themselves powerless, ths'poor team  was left to its fate, the remaining  mule, which was being led behind,  breaking its halter and making a  bee line for terra firma. The sleigh  is now firmly frozen' into the ice  with the dead horse and mule  suspended to it by the harness. Mr.  Doulker will -latum to the scene of"  the accident some fine day and try  to recover the harness, which was  new. He estimates the value of tha  lost team at 5150.    ���'  1 c  The Melbourne cap. $50,000,  two miles, was wen by Merriwee,  1st: Voyou, '2nd: and Dewey, 3rd.  Tittle", 3-28. The attendance tuui-  bered 150,000.  A "great exhibiti-n is to be held  in T901 by Federated Austrain.  t *  jEBTrtt'aviSe TQajrw CIsxct* ^^smxsxuSfUsxtetnM^OJuttr. *www��si^r��*Mi If  I,  il  1*  ?; ���  ATIJN,' B.   C,   'SATURDAY,  ' JANUARY 20.  A;  i  i'. ���  }3  (J  ? r  :f.  ���is  II  If,  ill  r  li'  IE    t '  il  il -  - ' ,   ,�� ., .' I '  ?. ",l   >"   ,-  'Tim   Atlin  Claim.  Published   every .Snturcluy   morning  ���"^.'-rin: Ati.i.n Claim Puhlihhing,'Co.  CBi'lVi! of "publication:  by  (���'���-ooiul between Triiincr nm! IVarl St reels-.  .Idvcrtiuin^rutnu in ode known on nppliin-  ���Son.  Tlio subscription prior is SI a jvnr, payable in advance. No paper will tiu delivon-ii  mi loss tliosu conditions are complied with.  tfospective lo October ri.  The meeting of Conservatives  held Wednesday week was the first  one held in this part of Cassiar district. , The large jiumber, of prominent local Conservatives who have  affiiaUd with this association shows  plainly that perfect harmony,, pre-  vails, .not a common thing in new  camps. Mr. Sawers, the president,  Las been congratulated by a large  following on his untiring energy in  organizing the Association.  The Rothschilds have donated  ,��2,000 to the Buckinghamshire  Volunteer Fund. It is estimated  that ,{,'200,000 will be conLributvd  privately to volunteer funds  throughout the country. Already  the iund for the relief of the families of soldiers exceeds ,��500,000.  "Mr. Tarle,' Minister of Public  Works, is reported to be in open  revolt against sending more troops  to aid Great Britain. He failed to  attend any cabinet councils to arrange for the second contingent,  and withdrew to Montreal, whither  the Premier, journeyed to conciliate  his refractory, colleague. A large  and influential section of French-  Liberals "in Quebec Province is  strongly pro-Boer. - *c'o marked has  b^coina the anti-British althVidi of  French journals th.it it has evoked a bitter protest from Mr. L. O  David, a leading Frauchaian of  Montreal.  "Nothing is too good for Tarte,"  Premier Laurier is credited with  saying the morning after the memorable day in June, when the Conservatives under Sir   Charles  Tup-  Tbe. news thai the Government  intends to raise 500 mounted men  ui the West, couiposed of Mounted  1'olice aud cowboys, has raised the  war   feeling  to  the   highest pilch.  The tests of- wireless telegraphy,  nt Modder River, have been highly  successful, communication over a  distance of 70 miles being perfectly  established. The Marconi, instruments intended for the Boers, have  beeu seized at Cape Town.  Lord Somerset is urging the  seizure of Loienzo Marques and its  retention, if necessary, until the  end of the war, in order to prevent  the landing of war material tor the  Boers.  per were ousted from office. It  would seem to be in ordar now to  give us his present opinion of tbe  doughty Freach politician. "When  our traitors leave us .we flatter ourselves we leave them."  Events* that have transpired during the  past  m>nth  unmistakably  point to the country's loss of confi-  . deuce in the great  Liberal party of  which Laur iei-Taite is  tl.e  head.  The combination never was'a popular one with the great proportion oi"  English-speaking    Liberals of the  Dominion.    It was not a permanent  structure; not meant, as events just  past. show,   to  stand  the cool and  unhysleri":al    Anglo-31x0-1    m'.ncl.  Fro n far  away Prince   Edward Isl  and, on .the shores of the   Atlantic,  comes an ominous   voice.    Ontario  has  spoken  in no uncertain sound  ns   to   the   faulty     Federal   head.  Aud finally',' Manitoba, has awakened to her error, and now fin .Is herself, after 12   years  of uudisMrbid  Ltlvir.ll rule,  a Co.nernative Pro/-  ince, with Hugh John  Macdjuald,  ?on of a royal sire, as Premier.  A scouting party under command  of Lord Dundouald in advance of  General Buller, captured 506 head  of cattle from the Boers. This is  evidence that we are getting along  swimmingly and learning to play the  African game. Unlike the Boers,  we don't want prisoueis; wc waul  the sinews.  NOTES.  The Transvaal government has  promulgated a new gold tax by  which individuals and companies  working their own mines are taxed  30 per cent, of the out.-ut, while  mines worked by the government  wiU.zIW 5�� Per cent.; suspended  mines will pay 30 per cent, on  their probable output calculated on  three months' working, ar.d reducing works will pay 30 -.er cent.  of uicjr v.tt pxoiit?.      The Jaw is re-  TIIE CAMPAIGN.  The newspapers-continue actively  discussing and criticising the management of " the campaign.. The  advent of horse-sickness, throws increased attention or. the queslion of  the transports, and want of wagons,  which may tie the British forces to  the .railways. The "Daily Chronicle" says: "Plenty of wagons could  be obtained from the United States,  but the Government, with very  indiscreet patriotism, have refused  to avail themselves of tbe.oppoitu.n-  ity. It would have been better if  the authorities had followed Lord  Kitc'is'.ier's e:cim lis at th.2 Atbira  bridge. Will they even now apply  to the American factories?"  The "Times" editorially attacks  the administration of the War Office,  calling attention to correspondence  disclosing "glaring defects," and  declaring that the British Army is  being managed for the benefit of  the War Office; not of the Nation.  Despatches from various points  indicate the steady growth of disaffection. The Cape Town correspondent of the "Daily Chronicle," re-  po:ts the discovery of a plot to  connive at the (.s:<ipe of Boer prisoners. The "Times" advises stern  treatment of the disaffected Dutch  colonists who have been found  guilty  of treason   against   persons  and property.  The hixteenth Lancers will go to  South Africa, at the special request  of Lord Roberts, even after the  Government had decided that no  more troops should be withdrawn  from India.  cry foot of it is paying- more than'  ^10 per day to the man." Some  men have made as high ai #800 a  day. T am making from $20 to  560 a day. My best day's work  so far, is,.-S6:, and my' best pan of  dirt $3. We, cannot stake or record  a claim on the beach at nil aud a  man can go to work anywhere he.  finds room.  The richest ground is right down  close to Ihe water's edge, and every time the wind blows the water  drives the men out.' There is  plenty of driftwood along tlie beach  but no growing timlx:r. "The pay-  streak is from two to four inches  thick and is all red and black sand.  There is,from,six inches to six feet  of giavel on top of ,the paystreak.  Nothing less than 15- cents to the  pan is ' considered any good. All  of the men on thebeach are making something.  James M. Wilson, Yukon superintendent of the Alaska Commercial Company says the creeks are  rich but spotted, but the benches  yield anc'average of #2*0 to ��25 a  day to the. mau. They are also  finding more or less gold in the  tundra.  Assessment  Act  and : Frcvinciaf  Revenue Tax Act.  :  Atlin and Fennett Lake Divisions of  Cassiar District.  A FREE HAND. , ...  New York; Jan. 1.���Lord Rob-,  erts, according -to -the Herald's  1 ,ondon correspondent, absolutely  refused to take comtnavd" in South  Africa until this ultimatum, was ac-  ceeded to: "The only conditions  uuder which I will go out are that  1 shall- have absolutely supreme  command and receive no instructions from home "  ! This was said at a meeting at the  War Office, at which were present  Lord Lansdowne, Secretary of  State for War, and Lord Wolseley,  the commander-in-chief. It lasted  for hoiiTS, during which it was .demonstrated by the arguments that  the opinions of those present were  far from being unanimous. When  the point he insisted upon had-been  yielded, Lord Roberts then demand-,  ed that Lord Kitchener be ��� given  him aud this was agreed to.  It is argued now that Lords Roberts and Kitchener will so' completely reorganize'the method of the  campaign that it will be March before the first decisive move is made  to end the war.  Notice is hereby tfi>i*n, in uccordanet^witli  fin; Statute!!, that Iti'Vuiiup .Tux uml nil  luxe* levied under the "ANii'HHinoiit Act"ure  now du.i tor tlm your HMiO. -Assessed tu.\e��  are <-��>llpc:ililp nl 11n* following rates, viz:  If |mi(l on 01- h< Ch'm .Mine ".nth, l'.'ill: .  Tlii'iiit-llftlitt of on'' per emit, on rijal property.  Two  unci   one-half    per  rent.  oiitussiiKhi'il  value ot w ilii Iund.  One-half ol one per ot'iit.ou ppmuiiul properly.  On .so much of tin- income of liny pci'Min ltd  exceed* one thousand dollai'h the follow inR  r.itus, namely, upon such exressi of income,  when tlio Mime i�� not morn tluiii ten tlior.-  ��u,ud dollars, one per pent.; when such excess iu. over ten thousand dollars mid not  more than .twenty-thousand dollar,,, one aud  one-quarter of one,per cent.; when such ox-  c-ebs i.i over twenty thousand dollars one and  one-half of one per cent.  If paid on or utter the Kt July. 1900:  Kour-htths ol one ptr cent, on reul property. ' , '    '  Three per cent,  on  the assessed  value of  vvihljund.  ' Three-fourths of one per cent, on personul  property:  -...    ,. .   >__  . r0n so much of the income of any person ��s  exceed-, one thousand dollars, the following  rates, namely, upon >ueh excess, when the  same is not more Until ten thousand dollars,  one and oue-qi.tirter of one per cent.; when  such excess is over ten thonsni.d dollars  nnd not more than twenty thousand djTflurj  one and one-half of one per cent.; when such  excess is over twenty thousand dollars, one  and three'-iiuartev.-, of one per cent.  Revenue tax, &3.iiUper capita.  J.D.GRAHAM.  Assessor and Collector.  Atlin, H. C, January 2nd, HHKi.  ROAP TO HAZLETON.  Mr. C. W. D. Clifford, M. P. P.,  lias indaced the Victoria Board of  Trade to support a petition to the  Provincial Government askirg that  a wagon road be constructed from  Hazleton, the head of navigation  on the Skeena,   into  the  Omineca.  LIST YOUR  LOTS AT'  Rant & Jones,  OLDEST  ESTABLISHED  BROKERS  OF ATLIN.  Agents for the John Iivi.ig Navigation Company.  Pkari, St., Atlin, B. C.  The Branuick Hotel, Skagway,  one of the most popular houses in  that city, was burned to the ground  on Wednesday.  Heavy gales are raging over the  Pacific Coast.  The British Culumbia Legislature is doing business with one of  a majority.  Japan is making war preparations with a view to throwing ber  weight into the British side.    -  Dominion statistics show that 50-,  FROM NOME.  A  letter  from Mr, Andrew Mai  d-u suys:    The bench diggings are loco sailers, inoved, into the North'  turning out splendidly,    Xearlv ev- ' wstf T*rntorV����i lrytf year  BROWNLEE & LOWRY  J. H. Brownlee, P. li'S., D/L. S.  R. C. Lowry, A. M. I. C. E.  Civil and Hydraulic Engineers,  Land Surveyors:  Pkari- Strkei\ Atlin, B. C.  Shot-Guns, Rifles, Revolvers and every .description of Sporting Goods  at  s  I TISDALL'S GUN STORE  �� VANCOUVER.  ^    Catalogue inuileil on application. 5  '<^^a*a*a$s*0*��^*D*c*'C8a*o��>  J  ULES   EGGERT  SwiSvS Watchmaker.  Has charge of government instruments.    First street. Atlin.  In  A. S. Cross' Store.  HPHE NORTHERN HOTEL,  -First Stricet.  Goad Liquors and Cigars.  f  J. Byronv Prop.  v*'-'  'M  ���MMmiMimiiKimmsmmaaaiisP!  miasmmsm  msmmsm '7  JV,!'  t i  ty.-  ���j)  p.  SATURDAY, JANUARY .20, 1900.  IP  it:  HI  v\  [p  LV.  I  HI  ^  .RUSSIA HAS AN EYE ON  ',      MOROCCO.;  London; Jan. i.--r'Wofld correspondent's predictioii of two weeks ago  lhat Morocco -is fast becoming  tlie bone of a dangerous European  international contention ' is now,  verified. Russia, according to the  foreign correspondent ol' the chief  , London paper, is pressing Spain to  sell Ccuta, the stronghold on the  Moroccan- const facing Gibraltar.  By the aid of modern lortificalion  armaments Ceuta can be made lo  dominate the Straits quite as efi'cc-  tually'as Gibraltar.  The British "i/articulai service"  squadron, one of the most formidable e\;er mobilized, has just arrived  at Gibraltar, reinforcing Britain's  naval strength in that region in a  , most significant "manner.       l 1  Tlie Channel squadron has divi-;  ded into two parts, one patrolling  the loute of the British transports ���  '-.between the straits and Cape Verde, '  the other doing the sameduty along '  "the.Spanish and Portuguese coasts. '  The cession of Ceuta  to   Russia  .would bring; the  whole   Moroccan .  question instantly to a head.     �� ,.-   1  Russia, France and Germany are  suspected ol intending a combine in  Ihis scramble, in view of England's  serious difficulties in South   Africa.  I  IN  . JOTJBERT' S    POLITENESS  WAR.    ���  Bold as a lion. Gen. Joubert is  tender as a woman. \\ hen . he administered that crushing defeat to  *Gen. Symons at Glencoe. and took  him prisoner, his whole mood  changed. He telegraphed through  the lines to General White: "Regret to inform you that Gen.- Sy-  mous.died this morning. His condition improved during the night,  but. he became worse this morning.  Please convey my sincerest regrets  to Lady Symons."  He never leads to attack without  his forces- sing "Old Hundred."  Divine" service and preaching iu his  army on Sunday is as much a part  of the military routine as the morning roll call. His popularity is  something wonderful. He ^s even  cheered on great occasions when  public enthusiasm escapes all  hounds. Boers do not cheer as a  rule.  Each Boer is taught to fight and  fight for himself.- In their, wide in-  tervals*between the men in line and  their invariable picking of tne best  cover lie - the germs of what the  British and Americans have transformed into their elaborate "extended order" tactics. Each Boer  advances or retires.for himself, preserving only a general alignment  with his oomrades.  There is no volley firing. Every  Boer is a sharpshooter and fires at  some one he means to hit. There  is no wild firing at bodies of troops.  No ammunition is wasted and an  officer is the proper mark.  ON TdE CLUB.  Editor Claim:  Sir,���I attended the preliminary  meeting held in the Bank of Halifax and the more I think of the  forming of a club out of a public  h/tussv  the ni^Q rldjej.fJ.-'UVi a^cars,  Fine Job Printing at  The Claim  this scheme brought  forward .by a  clique or  four , who  want \o ' cen-.'  tralize the trade of Atlin,  not, in .a t  club -bar, but in a public one under  the guise and cloak  of an  institution'. ' i  The < time for forming this club  to mc, Mr. Editor, appears to be'  out of joint.. ft is entirely uncalled  for at "the present' time, especially  when such , a large percentage of  resident Atlinites aie absent from  the City. And then again, it appears to me to be a slightly ,gilded  proposition to help, take a white  elephant off the preseat proprietor's  .hands.  JI is ralhei humorous, to say the  least, to be asked to-join, a . club,  pay 3ft 15"entrance fee -and. $3.50 a  month for the prlvaoy-of a billiard ���  table, aud, card, room _'att 25, cents  per hour, ' when the more remunerative and certainly the more  important division���the bar���is  madv public. '    , First Street.   '  Allin, B. C, Jan.   14.  Direct , to   Vancouver   in  Three   Days  ���&��. CUTCh"  5TH,     r6TH"AND ' 26TH    OF.  EACH   MONTH..  A.   H.   BAKER',   Agent,'  C. R. R. Ofhce, Skagway.  PINE TREE HOTEL.  DISCOVERY, B.C. ���  '   '  When you come to Discovery, taka  shelter under the tree.  Finest of liquors. - Good  stabling.  When in Atlin stop  . . at the . .  OLYMPIC HOTEL   .  First Street.  Headquarters  for  Lemp's St.  Louis Lager Beer.  First class Restaurant in connection.  A.  BURKE,   Manager.,  Comfortably furnished rooms  and excellent board at reduced rates for the winter.  Call and investigate.  BRITISH HOTEL.  Corner First and Discovery.  THE    ALASKA    FLYEk  ���65 hours to Seattle.  "S.S. HMBOLDT *  D��e at Skagway  Wednesday? Jan, 24, V8&&*  Leaves Sk-agw-as-every Ten Da*H3  for Seattle   and  British Columbia;  ports.    Buy your tickets at the office:  of Pacific Clipper Line, Skagway-  W. H. TRIGGS, A#eafc.  ly��    lit  Funeral   Director   an��  Embalmejl--'  Third and Discovery, .-.Atlin, B. d  Tio'lins Embalmed for Shipment a Speeialtsf  Orders on ihort notice.  ,  All kincK   of  i'unecul. S.ubijUa& at. rr.  "w^asw  SiHiuA^tiiiSainmm   "���  -^^WMparoa^^ , s\  "i" u.. -" T'. "?/  ' '     .V   '  4,'  /.... J'  3-  c  ' - ���-*   ,'<  - -..'V'-"  ,  -     J 1'  /   ' . ,  ' 'ft  *  /   \1  ,ATT,IN, I B:, C/, /S,'Atf(JRI)AY,7 'JANUARY Sao. -r>\ ^ ;"-'   ? .\. '[  1  f'i *r^r  Is-1  I-''  1*'  I'll  :   PICKEDAJP HERE AND THERE.  . - ���* ... *,, *-*  ...        .- * ^ ���- .  - * ,"ii '^  -,,     u ���, ���* * *"-. -    ���* -  ,   St. Andrew's Prosit}torimi clifiri'li liolcl sf;r  vices iti tho-Aivtlo HrotlierhoGd Hull; Second  .', .ntroot between Truiiifir and  Poind, on Snn-  ". dii.v ut l():Mii. in. and li'.H) |).in. Sunday si'hool  at 11:30 ii.iii. Rev. Jnlin Prinprlf, H. Ajiiiinifcter.  UlMiroh'of *-Kn|;liiiid hiiryici's will  In-  litdd  ftl uOrnor f rniiKii1 and Third streets on Sun-  May ut II a. rn. mid 7 fill) p. in.  '' Our 'stout little friend, Barnes of  the binoculars, made tlie trip to  McKee Creek a few days ago and  reports a tough tussle on his return  trip- He ploughed alcng lire deep  snow.on the lake and reached town  ��� on the very point of exhaustion.  On his arrival the kind Samaritans  of the B. A, C. took him in hand  and thawed him out. His moustache was a solid sheet of ice down  to his chest a; d foor Barnes had  to endure the inlclciahle agcry of  "smelling one of Sandy MacPher-  soit's finest hof'scotches for twenty  minutes or so before   a  passage   to  - his mouth "could be melted out. Mr.  Barnes has now recuperated and  barring a few patches of 'frostbite,  temporarily marring his manly  beauty, is Q. K.  Don't  forget that  you  can   get  'Fresh Fis>h, Onions, Eggs, Labrador Herring, nice Pickled Pork and  .many    other    things    at    Parsons  Produce Co.  .��� A- -meeting of the Atliu club will  . be held at the Bank of Halifax on  Monday evening at 8 o'clock for  the'purpose and  consideration   and  r adoption of a constitution aud bylaws which will be then submitted.  One "of the best articles for good  hea'th is a wholesome loaf of bread  at 12 cents, and a/irst-class meal at  50 cents at the Pioneer Bakery.  The past week has been a succession of snowstorms, there being  now nearly three feet ou a level.  The-result has been the obliteration of tiails, delay of mails and  subsidence of ice in the centre of  the lake from 'pressure, causing  overflow in places. We would advise a large amount   of caution   to  anyone  contemplating the outward  trip just at present.  Fresh Fish, Onions, Eggs at Parsons Produce Co., P. P. Co.'s stoie,  First street.  Mrs. ' McNeil, of Discovery, and  part}', with three dogsleds, made an  unsuccessful sortie on Thursday  morning. After a fierce contest,  with the enemy, lasting six hours,  the}' were forced to retire to their  entreuchmeuts-iii Atlin, where they  will bide their time for a more favorable occasion. Mrs. McNeil has  received' the sad news of the illness  of a brother "at Vancouver, .where  she is making for.  Chris Nissen, of 117 below on  Spruce Creek, who has been laid  up with scurvy for some weeks, arrived down last evening for treatment iu the hospital.  Alfred Clarke, who had been  prospecting about ten miles up the  lake, "got both feet badly frostbitten. He arrived in Atlin yesterday'at 1 o'clock a. m., on horseback, and is now in the hospital for  treatment.  Hay, Oats, Chop, Bran at Par-  sons^Pfoduce Co.  _.,Owing to next Thursday being  Burns' birthday, which the Scotchmen will naturally celebrate in "a  nicht wi' Burns," the same being  for the benefit of the new "hospital,  the Atlin Whist Club will have 110  meeting during .the ensuing week;  but will 'meet as usuaLon the"evening bf Thursday, 1st February.   ,  A1'public meeting is t called for  this evening at !3 o'clock-rat the  Bank of Halifax to consider the  propriety of petitioning the Government respecting the erection of suitable public buildings in Atlin.  Messrs. Childers and Hloomfield  made a start tor the outside part  o( creation las:, Jatarday, but had  not proceeded far before they were  enveloped in a blinding snowstorm,  After five ur six miles of gibping  aiouud the> managed lo reach Atlin again and resumed the' attempt  on Sunday. Mr. Chllders'owns 50  claims in the district and goes direct to Loudon, rand from there "to  South Africa. Mr. Hloomfield goes  to Skagway and will come back  soon.  An alarm of fire was rung at 7:30  on Thursday evening. It proved  to be in the tent of Joe Fattier, on  First street, next to the Vancouver restaurant. The damage was  trifling'. On Sunday morning Dr.  Lewis' office was the scene of a  lively blaze, which was put out by  the department. Damage about  $50. In this connection we must  certainly congratulate the efficiency  of the brigade aud the alacrity displayed in going to the rescue of our  popular doctor, and preventing the  spread of flames to adjoining buildings.  On Tuesday evening a lunar  rainbow, that rather rare phenomenon, was plainly visible for about  half an hour in the eastern sky.  Mr. and Mrs. A. Burke, of- the  Olympic, were given a surprise  party on Monday evening by some  30 of their .friends. The house at  first made great resistance but after  finding that the intruders were not  Bores and the explosives not lyddite great joviality held sway. Possession was held till 3 in the morning when the invaders grudgingly  retired to their less orchestral quarters.  The Pine City Harmony club  gave a concert and dance at the  Irving Hotel on Tuesday evening.  A very good time was had and the  visitors from   Atliu   were   plentiful.  If correspondents will persist in  sending to this office communications without the author's name  attached, and expect them to appear in print, they are woefully  mistaken. It is not necessary that  the name should appear; it is merely a guarantee of good faith that  they don't emanate from the cell of  some insane individual.  Burns' birthday, Thursday, 25th  inst., grand Scottish concert, in  Grand Hotel dining room.  -P.o BURNS'^TICQ'  ���/::������%,  �����������  ���>  Whole/sale,   -  ' ' ���      '     - ' 'Corner  Hi,   U  and ��� -   Retail 1 >   Butchers.  First   and'-"-Pearl -'Streets. .'"- .'���'-' ?  Builders' Hardware, Miners' Supplies,  Tinware,  Graniteware,  Etc., Etc.  TINSI-IOP   IN   CONNECTION.  FIRST ST RUE  ATLIN,'li C.  S. DUNN  & CO. (Limited.)  THE-GRAND -HOTEL   .  FINEST KOIU-PPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED TN   FIRST-CLASS  MANNER.  Rice & Hastik,  Proprietors;   David,Hastuc, Manager.  i - '  Corner of First aud Discovery Streets,  QUARTZ LOCATIONS.  Six quartz locations have been"  made lately' by D. B. Lowry,  John Stevenson and four others, on  the opposite side of the lake, 'one  mile inshore and about 25 miles  north trom here. Mr. Lowry reports a contact vein, 14 feet in  width, granite and slate country  rock. Mr. Stevenson has a quantity of rock from the ledge at the  Burns Co.'s store. It is easy tree  milling ore, and shows gold to the  naked e}e.  , Parties in Skagway are coming  in to inspect the discovery ai soon  as weather conditions are favorable  with a view to purchasing and developing.  We are , inclined to think that  this is another very good discovery  and will rank with others made  last fall in the district, as Mr. Lowry reports the lode strong and well-  defined.  'THE CONSERVATIVES  at  KRUGER'S PAJAMAS.  An informing story is being told  of Mr. Kruger. Returning home  from one of his journeys to England, he bro tight with him a pair  of pajamas and his appearance at  night in this clothiug nearly frightened the life out of the good Tante,  his wife. "What's that?" she demanded. "Sleeping clothes from  England," said Mr. Kruger, with  misgiving. "Then take them off!"  responded Tante; "and come to bed  in your veldtshoen (shoes)." Can  it be Mr. Kruger's habit to go to  bed in his boots?  PERSONALS.  Mr. F.  Stait-Garduer leaves  for  England next  week.    From  there  he proceeds to South Africa.    -  ���  Ed. McFeely and W. Muir left  Vancouver on the ioth. It is  thought they were" on the City of  Seattle when towed into Juneau  the fore part of this week with a  broken shaft.  Mr.   Fraser,  manager of the Parsons   Produce   Co.,   here,    contemplates an outward  trip about  Feb.  I :oth.  j    Joseph   Mackay   of the Govern -  iment staff is on his way in.  Commissioner  Graham   and   W.  Vickers are in Revelstoke.  S. A. Smythe intends leaving for  the coast next week. He takes  with him a large collection of views  of Atlin division which will be us id  in giving dark lantern exhibitions and lectures on the coast,'  the Territories and Eastern Canada.  A visitor to Atlin of late would  we were threatened by an  invasion of the Russians���Ladies  with rifles and cartridge belts be'-  ing much in evidence on the boulevards. No occasion for alarm,  however, they are only getting  ready for an onslaught - on the  "Turks" next week.  Amend    Previous    Resolutions  Wednesday's Meeting.  - The, second -weekly--meeting of  this association took -place at the  rooms of Mr. Sawers 'on Second  street on Wednesday evening ��� and  was largely attended. Much interest was manifested and the proceedings -were marked by a unanimity of sentiment which bodes�� well  for the association. On the meeting being called to order the min-  ites'ofthe previous meeting were  ;eal and -the section referring to  candidates making them' ineligible  unless they have 5 years' satisfactory standing as Liberal-Conservatives was struck out.' This was  moved by Messrs. Featherston-  haugh and Murray and carried.  The minutes weie adopted as  amended 'and then the secretary  read copies of letters forwarded to  Sir Charles Tupper, , Sir Charles  Hibbert Tupper aud Hugh John ,  Macdonald....     . --    _  On motion of..Messrs. Brownlee  and Burdett the secretary was instructed ~- to- immediately correspond with the Provincial secretary aud become ��� affiliated with.the  Provincial Association.  On motion of Dr. Cameron and  Mr. Canavan ihe membership roll  was exhibited and Conservatives  who were not present at the former  meeting were given an opportunity  to come forward and sign the same.  The matter of holding the meetings of the association in a public  hall then came up aud considerable  discussion ensued, and finally re-  salted in Mr. Thain and Rev. F.  L. Stephenson moving that the  next meeting be held in a public  hall.    This was agreed, lo.  Mr. Featherstonhangh here announced that the rent of the A. B.  hall was $15, whilst the large dining room of the Grand Hotel could  be had for $5, and in the event of  the latter place being selected he  would himself defray the rent for  the first meeting.  Mr. Featherstonhaugh's generous  offer being accepted a vote of  thanks was tendered to this gentleman. ' , "7  ' The meeting then; adjourned to  meet next Wednesday evening in  the dining room ' of the 'Hotel  Grand.  V-1'  '- ' 4

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