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T I  ,, Rubber-lined  Fine Blanket-lined Sleeping Hags  i.|-lb AU-Wopl Silver Cray Blankets  12-lb     - ,, "  10-lb  1.(.-lb Fine Vicuna Blankets  Iti'^lll.ir I'rier.  $3-"��  3 ���.=)'">  5.O.)  3-50  ,V��0  .1.00  .3-75 (',  2.75  K.50  ���S,5��  10.00'  ��� -.50  1 2.50  7-50  7.00  15.00  14.00'  '-���5��  10.00  '7- .50  Snl.' I'l'iri.,  $1.00  '    1 5��'  1.50  1.5c  1.50  . 6.5  1.00  , 1.00  ' 3-5"  : 3-. 5��  .). 00  '     7-����  5-50  3-50  2-75  '     3-50  '  K.40  7-5��  ' 6-5��  to. ^,0  BLACKETT & CO.  IRON    STORE,    First  and   Trainor  Streets, Atlin, B.  Brandies of the Bank at Seattle'',  .   ,   _ .   San Francisco,  '.-���- "'   ���,  ���--   - ,���   .. ��??.r.t'an<*.  '���"     "���"       ':'L" ���"  *     ��� '   " '       Skag-way, etc.  Exolnaeige sold on all Points.  Kl  ���   AWAKENING.  Fatal ; Collision    of    the   S.S.  Walla Walla.     ,  Capo Mendocino, Cal., the Scene  of an Awful Accident ��� Between Thirty and Forty Lives  Supposed to Have  Beon Lost.  in  about 4  awakened  a. in.  by  I ��� was   suddenly  an    awfif  Skacwav, Alaska, Jan. -r6tli.���  Tlie following details of.- the fatal  collision between the Walla Walla  and Hie French barque, Max, were  brought here by the-l'm-allon :  " Tbe Walla -Walla,' owned by  the Pacific Coast Steamship Co.,  sailed from San Francisco on Jan.  Tst for Puget Sound Ports. She  carried 36'firs', class and 28 second  class passengers with a crew bf So.  Wheii'piT Cape Mendocino, on'the  California coast, at 4 a.m., Thursday morning, an iron barque  loomed'up in the haze and crashed  into the Walla Walla's bow, then  sailing-vessel slid off into -.the darkness and- was seen 110 liiore. All  irasse 1 .-gei s ''<* 1 id crew?o"itH'ifcw5leam ei'ir  (.'.01.i) Dust Pi:Ki.'!r.\^!-:ii���Assay Oi'ificic in Connhotidn.  J.  S.  MUNRO, M.-uiagcr.  '9  '   Wm.   WALIVISLEY,   Proprietor.  -    FIRST   CLASS   IN   EVERY   RESPECT.  line   Wines,   Liijticru   and   Ciq.irs. Stoblsnq for Morses.  OlTOSITB llBl'OT. CARIBOU,  except   the   few   on watch, were a-  sleep, and   were  awakeded   by the  crash.    The steerage quarters were  forward and   it   is  believed some ol  tlie   pa^seugeis   and     crew    were  crushed to death.     A   big hole was  made in the stealing's bow and   she | nlf;  sank in   35   minutes.    Officers .and j.  - j crew    maintained   strict   discipline : being so Ulick she was I]Ql seen u]]  j and tlie   boats   and  life, rafts were I t;j si,e struck  Cl'i'.Sll   111  I lie, port side well forward.     Second  Officer I,uke   was   611   watch at tlie  time.    The housing in   the vicinity  of my cabin was  shattered by force  of the collision.     After   the   crash  tlie vessel, which    I    think ' was  a  French  barque,   judging from   ihe  language   used    by' her sailors, ic-  bounded and   groped   alongside. 1  called    her   to   stai'i'd    by,- but she ���  drifted past and was lost to view.    I  could not tell  how   badly   she   was  ���injtired,".but do not imagine she was  severely hurt'as she struck   us boiv  on, aud though her forward rigging  must have   been   broken    it  is not  likely her hull suffered materially.  "Those of the passengers who  had not been awakened by the  crash -were aroused ai once. The  vessel began to'fill'immediately and  sank in 35 minutes; there was no  confusion on board.. I gave oiders  to have tlie port boilers' blown out,  as it- was necessary lo give the vessel a list' to keep the gaping hole iu  her side out of the -water. - In a lew  minutes ail the lifeboats and rafts  were out with the exception of two.  which were smashed. Orie'of these  boats contained nine or ten passengers aud all were" thrown inio the  water,'iLui"r"maiiaged"to' board a "life  raft which had been launched a few  minutes previously. The second  boat was smashed by striking some  heavy object in the water and her  passengers also managed to save  themselves by climbing ou another  We had no knowledge of the  I approaching   vessel,    the    weather  The Vancouver General Store.    ��  Dealers  in Provisions,   Dry   Goods,. Etc.  A.   S.   GROSS   &   Go.  Sl'KCIAl.TIKS   in  FANCY   CAKES   &   PASTRY.  Fresh Bread, Rye Bread, etc.  Chas.   Mvkk, Proprietor.  Good   Itooins to liont-Hy tlm Day, Weuk or Month ut reasonable ratrs.'  'C3B  Wf  Aiiinii (Jl 11 li ami (iLMiiiino Iloulcuy SUates. Muii's  Hull" Solus ami Slum Nails.  Diston & Son's Sawa. ���Windows, Poors. Glass- and  1'iitto.v, nlc, i>tc.  "Full Line of Winchester���Black & Smokeless���Rifle & Shotgun  Cartridges.  . Goods   llouqlit   Solil   nnd   IVvcli.iiiqeil.  Henry  The = Bank - of = British = North = America  Rstalilislii-il in ISSG.    Inuorporiiti'il l>y Koyul Clmrtur.  Paid Ui> Caiti'm, $.|.866,666  Rii.sKKYK Fund $1,703.333  Head Office in Canada:  Montreal. H. Stikkman,  General   Manager.  Branches iu all the principal cities of Canada, and agents in. New York,  Sau Francisco, Seattle. Tacoma,-Portland, Spokane, Hostoii, Chicago, Klc.  ASSAY OFFICE :  Cold Dust'Assayed, Purchased or Taken on Consignment.  Quartz Assaying at Reasonable Rates.   ]  speedily lowered. All \vho were  not killed by tlie collision got off  except Capt. Hall, who went down  with the ship. He was picked up  later by one of the boats uninjured,  .with the exception of a few bruises.  Owing to the choppy sea the boats  could not make, a .landing on shore  only a lew miles distant, aud drifted all day. Sixty-five people were  picked up by the steamer Dispatch  and taken to Eureka. Another  boat; under command of Ivngineer  Brown, containing thirteen persons,  readied laud at Trinidad but was  swamped and six persons were  drowned, including J. Williamson,  Quartermaster, W. Marol, fireman,  and I,. Drube, a passenger, names  of the. other three unknown. ' On  receipt . of -the news tugs were at  once sent from Kureka to look for  the missing boat's. The tug  Ranger picked up one containing  eleven passengers ard three of the  crew."  KuKi'KA, Cal.; Jan. 3d.--Capt.  A. I,. Hall, master of the wrecked  steamer, gives the following, account of the disaster; " We left Sail  Francisco ou Wednesday bound for  Victoria and Puget Sound. Wea^  ther-thickened as night advanced  and on Thursday morning a heavy  fog, accompanied by light rain, set  It was very chirk at  the time, while the uncertain light  interfered lo a great extent with the  rescue of passengers. I remained  on board assisting them and went  down with the ship. After I had  been down, I dout know how Ion-1"  the social deck broke off and I  floated to the surface with it.  Sighting- a life ��� raft, I commenced  swimming and succeeded in reaching it after a hard struggle,and was  nulled' on board by the three occupants. We floated about all clay  and early in the evening were picked up a lew miles to the north of  the wreck by the steamer Dispatch  which was proceeding to Seattle.  From tlie information I liave since  received concerning tlie rescue of  passengers and crew lam unable to  state how large the death list will  be, but in my opinion it will not be  less than twenty and possibly may  reach forty or fifty. ��� A; number  were injured by falling timbers and  I am certain many of the steerage  passengers perished in this manner;  the housing of the forward part  split into matchwood.   .  "While not very rough, the sea  was nasty and choppy and tlie continual wash over the rafts was a  severe hardship, especially ,to the  ladies, many of whom were in the  last stages of exhaustion1 when  picked up by the Dispatch."  "SB's!  ���Jiff*  I  39  ym  ll!  im  AS  m  m  Flip  km  m��ia#'*A(y'h>>;*  WI I WVWW.F-mrjKtt^,^^ ,t.T t���,A ipjgf) ;W|  '-   ���-'������'���-'^���������:    -   ���'.'��������� '1  ^^^'X^^^^i^^^r^^x^^j^f^^  =i���in �����i��'kfc���*,u---.=-.j:irl��yr��\r.m  n' '.LB 'a^ KTJl &jm$ '^w'_^yr ATI,IK,  H.C...SATURDAY, JANUARY,   uS,   1902  The Atlin ClaitiL  1'iililislioil    every    Saturday   inoi-iiiliu   liv  Thk An,in Claim  l'lnn.iKiiiNfi Cu.  A. (!. HllWCIIKKI.il, KlIlTOil.  1). Todd IjKKK, Siili-lvilitui'.  Ollli'i; of iiulilii'iition IVn'i-l S ., Atlin, U. C. ���  Ail volt Isintr   Kates:   $I.WI   per  iuuli, pauli  Insertion.    Kcailiiij,- not ires, 'Si  ronls u (inc.  Special Cuiitriict Hall's on application.  Tin' siilisi'.ri|ilion price is j.!i'ti  yi'ai'   puy-  ulilij lii'iulvaniM'.     No piper will Im delivered  itnli'ss t his condition is ronnilii'd with.  Saturday, Jan.,   iKih,   1902.  Aktjcr a pretty careful exaniina-  tionof the drifting operations going  on iii the different sections of the  camp this winter, it is  safe   to pre-  ALL MAIL.  No   Exceptions   to Ee Made  as to Classes.  Instructions  Issued  From Ottawa  ���    Notifying1  Postmasters   That  All Mail Matter Will Bo  Forwarded to Atlin.  Following up tlie instructions issued from the Postmaster-General's  department in Ottawa, similar in-  slruclions have been sent out from  Washington, I). C, notifying postmasters that all classes of mail addressed    to   the   Atlin  and Yukon  diet that, from   the   prospects   ob  taineci and   the quantity of grouiiif cljslricls   win   hereafter be made up  and forwaided from the Seattle  poslcflice. A previous order forbade the admission ol other than  first'-ciass mail for these places. The  order from the Supt. of Foreign  Mails is to the following effect: "In  view of instructions received from  the Hon. the Postmaster-General ol  Canada, '.voir 'will please cause  articles otlier than letters, post-cards  and newspapers, destined for the  Yukon aud Atlin districts  to be in  'available for such operations,. Atlin  will afford satisfactory returns from  its dee;) drifting for many years to  come. This winter's work is bei/.g  done, for the most part, with a view  to permanency and not, as heretofore, as a makeshift for a grubstake.  It is, at the moment, impossible  to define the boundaries of the ancient auriferous beds now under exploitation On- Pine and Spruce  creeks, or, for that matter, on Boul-  Platinurh Pointers.  As a guide to miners and prospectors, who ' desire to save the  platinum values from their black  sands, it would be well to note that  ail the platinum metals,are gray, in  colour, with a'comparatively feeble  luster; are very flexible and can, be'  dissolved in aqua regia and precipe  laled by ammonium or potassium  chloride. This applies, to all but  1 alladiuin, which' will remain in  solution. Platinum is not acted ou  by hydrochloric, hydrofionrie, nitric  and,sulphuric.acids or a mixture of  hydrofionrie and nitric acids., Aqua  regia, and any liquid containing  chlorine, or'able to evolve chlorine  or bromine, dissolves platinum.������'  Meude'.eefT.  ��� Mortgagee's S.ale.  ���NT0TIC1C is hi-rcliy uivi'n that   tlio "X.ui'a."  ."Anna   l.i'iili,"   " Miiuliliird."    " l/i ''  " Daisy " nnd'��� .Ini'liii! " pliu'.;r I'liiiins. situated 1111 Until I'l'i'i'lf, Atlin .Mining Dlvi-ion til  CiishIiii- DistriiM, 11: U., will Im mild liy pulilir  ani't'uni, (in   .liiniiiiry   111 11, I'.l.i'J, at llio'eliiuh  in Ihc I'm inn., al   tin;  Ciovi'i'iinicnt,   llnild-  in-s, Atlin, II. C.  W.  Plll.lj.MMI (.illant,  lp-21-lf   . Solit'itoi' I'm' ,Moi'lKiii;i!t'.  Tlm    aliovc   siili-   lias   linen   posl|ioin!<l    til  Tuovlny, 21 il   hist. ,  ���  Hydraulic    Mining  Machinery.  ���  der. Otter   or   other   creeks, but in  duded in lhe mails made u    at aml  j.1         .  _ i"    . 1_ n .11. i _ 1   �� i . *  the case of the "yellow  channel"  being exploited' on Gold Run,  and  Pine creek, it  is   known   that this  channel is   not   less   than   200 feet  wide. -   As to its value, no estimate  can well be made, but this much is  assured, it will  pay   good wages to  -all employed with a reasonable margin   besides.    Theie   is   every excuse"  ibr.";dur~p'reciieiiouv   which is  fairly   well    substantiated   by   the  fact that   all   those   engaged in the.  work aie   highly   satisfied,   and we  are led to the beiief that these drifts  will be carried on   winter and summer, ,to the great good of the camp,  the merchants and the miners.  despatched from your office lo the  office of Skagway, Alaska, during  the winter season. At, Skagway  they will.be included in the mails  which the postmaster there has recently been instructed to make up  for and despatch to the office of Log  Cabin " '  Mining,   Pumping & Sluicing Machinery,  Centrefugal Sand,  Gravel Sc  D redgi n g Pit mps.  HYDRAULIC    DERRICKS ��� From 3 to 10 tons lifting capacity.  HAND    POWKR    DERRICKS   of  1   to   2   tons lilting capacity.  HYDRAULIC    GRAVFL    KLKVATORS,  '    HYDRAULIC    GIANTS,    YV'ATFR    GATES,  ANGLE* STEEL    RIFFLES    &  HYDRAULIC    RIVETED    PIPE.-  In the weekly " News-Advertiser " of Dec. 24th last, under the  heading " News of the Mines," appeared a paragraph, headed "A  Boom   \Yith   a   Lurking   Reserva  tion," in which a remark   made by  Mr. E. J. de Lauiurc, relative to his  idea of next year's prospects.on his  P.oulder creek property, was severely  criticised.    From   the criticism il is  evident   lhat   the   writer  has very  little knowledge of tbe mining possibilities of this district, particularly  with   icgaid   to its hydraulic possibilities, when he  questions the probability of obtaining 540,000a month  from the ground.    We might  mention   instances     without     number  where men have  taken out from 50  to 150 and as   high   as   200 ounces  from a  week's  .sluicing   with, pick  and   shovel,   on  , this   and   other  creeks   in   the   district, why  then,  doubt   $40,000   a   month, when a  ' thousand times more gravel can   be  washed by   hydraulic   means,  and  especially with such a plant as Mr.  .de Lamare  has  installed  upon  his  property.    Furthermore, some forty  men were working  on Boulder last  '���-easou ��� a very short one-���������and  took out over $100,000  lor the sea:  sou's   operations.    Tlie   pay chaii-  nel now exposed on Mr. de Lamare's  properly has shown values from $5  to $50 per cubic yard, and the estimate   given   by him is locally considered conservative.  For a County:Court" Judge.  The chums of the' district   for a  Resident County Court Judge have  again been laid   before   the   proper  authorities  by the B..ard of Trade,  and a very strong letter was drafted  aud copies forwarded to each of the  following, the Minister  of Justice,  Ottawa,   G.   R.    Maxwell,    M. 1\  the   Attorney - General,   Victoria,  and to the Boards of Trade of Vancouver,   Victoria  aud   New Westminster.    Tbe  following are a few  of the pertinent points   of the communication:      "We   have   always  been told that the' matter would receive  ' serious consideration.*    The  time   has   arrived when it requires  more than ' serious consideration.' "  Regarding the laxity in the enforcement   of   the  mining laws and the  opportunities open   for "jumpers,"  the letter says: " Much litigation in  consequence  ensued   which   drove  capital from the camp already there  and     effectually   deterred     other,  which would   have come  in, from  seeking  investment  in  our mines,  both placer, hydraulic and  quartz.  Tlie   question., probably   will     be  asked,  How   much   legal   work is  transacted   in   the district ?   but we  would   point put  that the life' and  progress;'of the  district'.depends,on  the immediate  settlement of all disputes   and   mining   questions, and  difficulties,    which   are    naturally  arising daily, throughout the year. .  . .  We would   ask    that   prompt  action * be   taken   in   this essential  matter and-   that   ii  be not merely  placed 611 the shelf of ' serious'consideration.'''  The Joshua Hendy Machine Works.  ��� Nos. 38 to 44 Fremont Strhkt,  SAN    FRANCISCO, ;  Write for prices, circulars and catalogues, ^or call on ;  A. G Hirschfeld, Agent, Atlin, B. C.  CAL.  THE ROYAL HOTEL,  E.   ROSSELLI,- Manager.  Corner Pearl arid Firsr>Streets, Atlin, B. C.        .;  This   New   and   Commodious   Hotel'was opened to the Public,  April  i6th, 1901.���Everything in it is New.���Strictly First Class.  CHOICEST WINKS, LIQUORS AND CIGARS CASE GOODS A.SPtCIAUY.  M. F o I c ij.;  Importer of General Merchandise  /Vkiners    Supplier  OUTFITTING A SPECIALTY  FIRST   STREET,    ATLIN,   B.   C.  I THE    KOOTENAY' HOTEL.  Z  Cor.  George E. Hayes, Proprietor  First and Tkainok Strickts.  This First Class Hotel lists huen remodeled mill i-cfiii-iiislicil throughout  and oll'crs tin- best accommodation to Triiiisicnt or Permanent  (Juests.���American and Kiiropean plan. .  Finest Wines? Liquors and Gigsrs.  $ Billiards   and   Ppol. &  ��� ��������^����������������������������^�����������������"����������������������������������������.���^(�������������0$CiC*��<>  THEvti  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  ' ;   ' CONDUCT]-!) IN   FIRST-CLASS MANNER:  French .Restaurant in   Gonneotion.'  ���   David Hastiic,   Propriktok.  Corner of First and Discovery Streets.  Placer  Act,   1901,   consolidated,  for sale at this office.  T  E:.',0'OLD; ..HOU.S.B,  DISCOVERY,   B. C.  Comfortably Furnished Rooms--By the Day, Week or Month.  AMERICAN '"AND   EUROPEAN    PLAN.  ���J. P. Host-., MunK.er,  .?.���:.->,.     ^.-,.'**.<MJn   ..!. ,'er/MB  A.  '1  v.1  "S^Swr^mTffiiiu^^^  *M*e^i^.u22��32��3K  ���^^^^Si3S3S^K^iffi^^tKC^7  ���*-��v?^  ��1  If  'I  Iff  I  3 ���  I-  m  I  M  I  M  I  IS  ATLIN",. B. C. SATURDAY. JANUARY, 18, T902:  7- -��� %JV$f  " * c  First Street, Atlin, B. G.  Handle only the  best Goods in the Market  |f��?~    niCAi.iCRS in  .   f&rocerie&p Fruits, FSgub% Feed  "' astsi Provisions.  BEST   SERVICE   GUARANTEED.  Try ��� our Teas and Coffees.  A FIGHTING LAWYER  Skagway Develops a Terror  to the W. P. & Y. Ry.  1  to 11 Finish ��� Desires to Interest Atlin Merchants.'  White Pass & Yukon Railroad or  ruy other, can rob lis and effectually get away with the plunder while  we have, courts of justice and  American citizens for jurors.  "These   usurpers,   not    content  with   taking   our   public property  Geo.   Molvln   Miller   Would Fight a,ul usii:��'   il   Cor robbing us of our  iiioney, were bold enough to aid  and abet tlie Canadian officials iu  their'attempt lo steal tlie whole  port ofHkaoway last June, by permitting I lie said officials to raise the  Hrilish flu 14 on their depot building  111 Skagway. They thus became a  party to tbe crime of disregarding  ihe treaty or modus vivendi that  placed the Provisional. Boundary  line at the Summit, twenty-one  miles from Skagway, showing their  disregard for law and justice and at  the same time in the most public  way . possible, ' insulting every  American citizen.  1  "To fight an unscrupulous and  greedy corporation successfully is  no small task, even if fighting on  the side of justice and right. These  test cases will probably be appealed  to the higher courts. We are undertaking a public service in uprooting a public wrong and ask all  persons interested, either from personal motives or otherwise, to unite  with us in this work. If you have  paid this company at any time  what you think are unreasonable  charges, and want to recover the'  overcharges, bring or send to me  your shipping papers or a memorandum of the same, with such sum  of money as yoii feel disposed to  contribute > towards the support of  these test cases.  " We pulled down the British  flag that floated unlawfully over  Skagway, and kept it down; and!  now we propose to pull down the'  unlawful alien oppression -that  floats over the community like a  black plague and keep il down.  All we need is truth, courage aird  common sense. Trulh to stand  upon, courage .to stiike and common sen.se to direct the.blows. Tlie  question of what amounts to "reasonable ch.'irges'" will depend upon  tbe cost of construction of ihe road,  cost of operation, amount of business done and interest upon its  bonds as proved at the tiials.  The following communication  ,was received from a Skagway at-  Monies' who has made a name for  himself in lluit town. Ceoige  Melvin Miller is ins name, and he  it was who figured so prominently  in that breach of International etiquette by - pulling down the Canadian flag above tlie Customs oflice  in Skagway, and'upon which "patriotic" act he still gloats, as will  be seen by an extract from .the  clipping enclosed with his letter.  Comment on our part is unnecessary as to Mr. Miller's philanthropise intentions:  Gentlemen:���If- your- readers  yre concerned about the reduction  of rates on the While Pass & Yukon route, perhaps the enclosed  will interest llieiu. ,  ' " The legal fiiai of McClure & Mo  Clure, of Seattle, will be -associated  with me in the light for the people  and we propose lo ..carry, it to a  finish along the. lines .indicated, by,  the unclosed clippings.  According   to  their  latest  tariff!  sheet, their   freight   rates   are five  and a   half   times   higher   on   the.  American  side  of the hne'tlian on  the   Uritisln.     We want all   patties  interested to 0011 tribute toward the  expense   of  conducting    the    test  ���eases to   a   finish    in'  the   Appeal  Courts.      We   believe   the     Atlin  people are  even   more vitally intei-  ���ested than   are   our  own people, ���'  Youis very truly,���  Gko. M.iu.via'  Mjli.ick  Skagway, Alaska, Jan. 6th, 1902,.  From the clippings referred lo,  which have gone the rounds of Lhc-  Skagway press,, we quoie the fol-  Jowiug Irum the pen ol .Mr. Miller:  "The laud un' which the W. P.  ���& Y- Ry is built is still ours, belonging to the people who bought  it from Russia. The railroad coni-  ���pany has not paid one dollai for il  or .for its exclusive use and occupation. A mihoad . built on puDlic  laud is a public highway..  "This company has not only  taken and occupied without consideration the only available pass  through the mountains, but it took  from the public domain also without consideration .���much of/the material of which this road is built.  "The charges on this road heretofore made and now in force as  published, amount to "nothing less  than outrageous robbery. They  have taken our own property without consideration and are using it  rob us of what little we have left.  ���" Amerioan citizens are sovereign  on American soil.    No set of men  controlled   -by   aliens,  whether organized   .uiuler   the   name   of tho.  burden the business with costs and  "oyalties, that make profit impossible, even with ,very rich ground.  At the same time, Russians do very  well with these same'' placers when  milling on their cwn account."!'hey  ate good prospectors, and confine  their kisses to prospecting., not  mining any ground that will not  pay extraction costs."  "The discoverer of-gold ulacer  iu Silwria has the right lo locale  one vcrst���35C0 feet���of surface on  discovery. He is not, however,'  permitted lo mine this at once, but  must apply to the Governor-General at Irkoutsk for a.survey, for  which he must deposit a sum equal  to about $150. This survey is  made by a Government mining engineer, and the applicant, who has  the right to prospect meanwhile,  must select one-fourth of one  square verst from���the full area he  has located, lo which his claim is1  thereafter limited. When the survey .is completed and. filed he is.  granted the right to mine under  the supervision of a Government  engineer, whom he must pay. It  happens, usually, that not less thaiv  two years are required between the  date of discovery ar.d the granting  of the right to mine. In this country a miner would figure ou working out his claim in,less time."  l''OK  Photographs  Ol"  Alaska,   Yukon   and  ;   Nortliern   B.C.  I'ROM  Placer Mining m Siberia.  1 Curly last year considerable excitement existed in certain mining  circles over the placer mining prospects of Siberia, the following extracts, taken from the " Mining &  Scientific Press,"..would put a dam-1  per on anyone who ever had an  idea of mining in tlie Czar's d'.i-  UKiiiis :  " Dearly bought experience  seems to liave satisfied foreign 'capital that Siberia is a poor country for  liiine exploitation by others'-than  Russians. Russia is perfectly willing to have the foreign capital, but  only permits it iii Russian companies, and reserves the control to  Russians. The. Government,-mine  owners and people have absurdly  exaggerated ideas as to the value of  the;r placers, ane extravagant and  incompetent  iu .-management,   and  Mining-Hints*  In shooting down holes in mine  blasting, as a substitute for tamping  aud a modification of the method  of loading that successful ��� use has  demonstrated lo be an improvement, consists in the use of water.  Tlie hole, after being thoroughly  cleaned out is filled with water.  The paper wrapping of the powder  sticks is removed and the powder is  dumped into tbe water and sinks  through it to the bottom of the  hole. The primer is put in  and the paper then is pushed  through the water till in contact  with the powder. So loading, the  powder charge is compacted in the  bottom of the hole, the strongest part; and a charge that, loaded  the ordinary dry way would fill 20  inches depth oTtlie hole is compacted into 8 or to. The water does  not seem lo affect the explosive  power of the powder, and its position at the bottom of the hole adds  to its power for breaking the rock.  In grading a water ditch it is not  necessary to increase the grade in  going around bends. A slight  widening accomplishes tlie same  purpose. Tlie maximum grade  that can safely be given depends  tip'.'ii the quantity of water and the  nature of the ground in which, the  excavation is made. Generally the  grade should be such as to give a  mean velocity of 3 or 4 feet per  second.  7".IRKLAND HOTEL,  K  V1RST 'STREET,'  AT-LIN.  j. KIRKLAND, - Manager,  First-class dining room  And Klegant .Sleeping Rooms.  Skagway id Aflin & Dawson  GO  TO  See HIRSCHFELD  Notice" ������������>-;������  TWOTIOl! is ^hereby given that application  will l>e miide to tlie Parliament of Camilla, at ils next, .sittings for leave to incorporate a railway rompun.y, (.'ailed tlie " Lake  Heimett Railway Company," to construct,  equip, operute and maintain a railway from  a point on or near the Dyeu river, on the International Boundary, between HritUh  Columbia and Alaska, lo a point at or near  Lake Bennett, thence to a point on the Yukon river at or near Selkirk in the Yukon  Territory.  With power to equip, construct, and operate brunch lines; to build, owii and maintain docks and wharves; to equip, own and  build boats and to operate the same; to  e��|iiip, own and operate telegraph and  telephone lines and      to       generate,  electric power for heating, li^litin^ and motive power; to expropriatj land necessary  for the said railway and to levy aud to collect tolls, and to make tralfic arrangements-  incidental to said line of railway.  Dated at Vuucouvei, H. C, this l.lth day of  November, 1801. . .   de7-9t  I). 6. Macdonnell,  Solicitor for Applicants.  TAX   NOTICE.  ���^OTICE is hereby (riven, in accordance:  with the Statutes, thut Provincial Revenue Tax and all assessed Taxes aud Income-  Tax, assessed and levied under the Assessment Act and Amendments, are now due and;  payable for the yenrl9'2. All taxes collectible for the Atlin Assessment District are due:  and payable at my office, situated in Atlin.  This notice, iu terms of law, is equivalent  ton personal demand by me upon all persons:  liable for taxen.  E. .1. Thain,  Acting Assessor and Collector.  Atlin, January 2nd. 1SC2.  Notice of Dissolution.  NOTICE is hereby ��iven that the partnership heretofore existing between tlu:  iiuder��<��ned at Atlin, B. '('., haj, this day  been mutually dissolved. All debts owing to>  The .said partnership must be paid to, and all  debts due by said partnership will be paid!  by 12. B. Dixon.  Dated at, Atlin. B. C, this 31st day of Dec.  Mill. 1). ItUUTOS..  It. li. Dixon-..  N,;  LAND ACT, 1901,  OTICIi.is hereby given that Sixty day*  after date I intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lauds and Works for permission to purchase the following describcdl  (met of laud in the Atlin Miiiingr Division oi)  Cassiar, It. C, commencing- at a post planted  on the shore of Taku Arm about half a mile;  north of the mouth of Atlintoo Itiver, thence:  east 4l> Ghniiis; thuueu 4H chuins S.: thence 411  chains \V., more or less to the shore of Tuhi��  Arm, thence following the shore of Tnlui  Arm to the point of commencement.'  AliTllljn C. DlCM<���  October. 23rd, WW  BROWNLEE & IJWRV  .1. II. Brownlee, P. I.. S., I). I. S.  H. C. lowry, A. M. I. C. r..  Civil and Hydraulic Engineers?,  >    and Surveyors.  Pkari.' Stkkkt, Atlin, R 'C.  'M  Placer   Act,  1901,   consolidated,  for sale at this office  -"mwMtiifWW"  r^'^yp.Wra^r^.,M��*>��.-T>k4JWs-.1i.,tWMrt,��.j-i��w-,t*-.;  s*W ~-'"K^*��'lwi��*srwaFtf t=rjsr-ixmiz* inn ������ 1-  U!.V*'t*>t*fUWnJV*l  ��aaas��*KW{t  ^^^^^^^p^/^Si^V^SSSSSSSS^SS^i^^  waaabff^atrtwft^-L^-w*-' ���i-  ���',"���); .  Ai;f,rNv:::B.C;;;:S.A;rCJRllA;S:.' J'A^.UAl-lV-'irU-.VoVA  I  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  ��� ���������; v"'Mi:--A .;;e'. :1 Iir.sc.hic.1il cordially iu-  �� vilcs, 1 lis frieiKlsaih1 suppo.i'lers.li) a  dance and v;stipper iu Dixon's Hall,;  :   tin'' Friday : evening  iiext, tlie 24tli  .'vi'ns'l. v'''Sleighs, will,, be; providedTor  .: Discovery Irieiids.v 'Show'your :!t|)-  -,--.. pi;ec,iatioiVof'llie;cnorts.of.Uie Press  |;:.-l)y',lendiiig ycuir.presence..,", V ;v:;v:.;  ^v^V'lMue'o^  :'..'������ pure.--~It is s'okl in nil the stores 'in  ���V^Atiii'iYiv^  ': S^Alcl^T^eelaiuls.; .lias;,; been,elected  : ::A!aypi'bl\Vanco,u\'er. .ddevjiasa. Ibl-  'Vloiviug of nineiii'tlic Cou'iicih.: ''riic  ��� '.'.nntir'ga'mbliiig'-'-'factidir'-'* has   the as-'  ;v;cendahcy;;';" '^^  .-...:';v;,:.;Fu.ru.isiiedJ:o^  :;': .1-1 ot'el.-'-Nprtlierir?yv"-:";:.,':-yVv^^v',-vv;. vvV:;���;  Dawson, 'hasselected:; to:/, have'  ���"inuhic'ipal^vgpyerhhient-yas Jagainst  "���igpvei'uinent. by' :' ConiiuissibnersV.  ���'.���������/i^iie.' majority iii favor -of the': for 111 er  .:^\Y.as.'p^ity:-,S6;:i/X'-v<^^^  v;?:&d3p'iu':iie's.-:-''f-jv;:;''.i"'v'' -.;3;s.v:;0';:'::v. ���  v:,;ii-:-:iDiscoyery;..���:;iiow.; 'has::';a::���������skating;  vriiik, -and the;Atlin';.sportsv\vill have  '���-.to.look'-;'to;their jaurels.V'as vtlie.boys  '-are getliiig';;'m^  "Saturdayys^hockeyMnatcli; : ;!;:;/ ;://  :'-:';.'-,-.'Avoid:adUache^  ;ing;a Thermalbath:vat ���;��� tlie Troy(:  ; ..La'uiidry! ;v-'.:"-'p--'. :.;;,;,-;;; .v'i';;'."-f''":''V-VC-';;:'-  ; /:;/HbckeyrmatcheS:;are thevorder of  vHhe:;:day.;vy^  ' Single,': will': be;;: played "���'; th is; :after-;  ���'yhooii.^aty-'the ^riiik: and a;gaiue-l3e-'  ;:t\veen'.'AtliuV;'': and' Discovery:;is ofr  ���".--.the. boards Tor-next Saturday!  .y; rClioieestvKresh; Fruits at reduced  ��� prices at K.'���������li;'-. Pillman '& Co, 's.   :  :   A special.'service was held ii; the  :dCuglisli Church last -Sunday, in  which the Rev, F.T.,... Stephenson  was'- assisted by Rev. J'.: Russell..  The ���'���.service' was ".'attended by, the  local.' lodge of A. 0. IL' W. and a  large-number of their friends.,:  ���..���" Jas", Stables, ��� M. L, A.,-. aud Jas.  Lumsden' expect to leave for the  Coast today; ard will' bev gone tor  some weeks. ������'  .   ;-,'.'���.-'���' .������..���;���;  PEE^sBiGSING  Atiin's Deep��'Piacer''Q'(^;6und  ������;���'. Promises -Permanency. K  La.i'gq;Dumps^Deing Taken Out,At  the Dilt'erentScenes -of.Opcr-  ;'vv-.a,tion;v;v���:;���:���';:';: :-Y';':; ;;.'���;; ��� '>���:'���''.". '���'���'���  v The-vTemperature. ���������:/;'���-  .-;. The average .temperature v for- llie  weeks   ending :Ja 11 ua rv   i'oth   and  i'above."  17 111 was  as follows:  3rd -...-  .-���   ���.  .''  ���    2  '"-"4th  r7.6  .'   5th  ��� ���- '   '"��� ��� '  16  -   611.1.:.  2 1.8  ..: ?th- ;  ...  Lv,  ���Slli  n  9U1  1X- 4  lOtll  .  -   4  ":olh .  32.5  u-li ,  ���  25  12th  4.6  13th  10.4  141I1  .  16.8  15th  2 It,  ���17th'  2S.8  17Hi   ���  .27-7  above.  ���[-'���'A visit 'was;V made": lliis week ty  these; sections of; Ihe;d ist rietvw here  deep;:;placer-digging.: is ��� being; pro-  scciited;'v^.UiVder the.;.! bo ve'heading  wiHappear'fi'oin: time; to.; tiriie.: lire'  result "of���tbcHvriler's observations.;���'���'���.���  -/Naturally;':.;^  visited-was. CVpld^cr'eekj j-iwlier.c; the.  same;-rich-.'.'-.riiii' I:which '; resultedvsb  profitably'. ���fo:1:, miners.;'.on:;'���'��� Nugget  l'oint," ;w.as::cul ;:;thi'piighy: l^ydeep.  diggings.;' Tlie;;'aii''rire''rbus^;li5d''liere.:  exposed;", is:."-, local ly-kiibwn "as' Ihe  ''yellow chan:;el,?'v and.'it .has,been  traced vb^'shaft^vaiid.rdriftvfoivabout.  five:' hii.les^;Sp;;:fai\; itsv'widlli :haS  not- been-deteriiiiiied as,'its 0|)'pbsite  rinis hayevhot^yet-'beenvv.exposed.',  ���In:oVi.e: instaiice t'ro;sscutvclrifls'lnivel  beeiv run: for aclistance: ;;cf '220" feet;  widiout'.encountering'.' the^iio'ftherri  rim. v: ;isrp:;:ppiiiipii;',has^  iiazarde'd as to its source, ������ b'u't it- has  beeiivexposecl 011  .tlie south.bank of  ;Piiie;cfeek-a:-; little,:'��� west:: of^vOtter  cfeekvlj'fidge,:aii'dl;isi::fO  through :Gbid ^creek^strikiMg'-P'ine  first aboiiti-- opposite \the-vmouth of  Gbld"S^kJ''theuce:;,db\vint-d3ih^'tb  N-iigget.Point.vtheivpn lb the south  bank-of-ihevcreekvcoy-thtf -neighbor^  hood ;of: .2o7below, ^whereit is uio-  iiie'1'1 tarily'lost; cropping out. agairi  between .70 and 80   p'n.-Spruce, and  continuing -down, that creek 'spine'  50oofeet,:   In. its jump from Pine  to Spruce,   it .. is   supposed lo have  passed:. through   tlie:   Steveri'dyke,  and��� indications   found, upon   this  property last .season   would; justify  the,supposition.; ��� ������..''.'::.���;.; ;;,.. v  The channel has   l>een '.evidently;  subjected to'occasibiutf erosions and.  its gravels are replaced 'by.'a-bluish  wash,   similar  to ;that of   Willow'  creek, .and in every   instance .where'  this erosion .,has   taken   place- .the.  bedrock paylias .been'exceptionally  rich,   'It is -'���undoubtedly to the cutting through .of this  ancient channel, that Pine and Spruce,owe"much:  ofiheir'���richness;''-;''."  ;;���;-;;.-;���  " Iu our  next   issue a detailed  account of the work accomplished will  be published.  m;i^;rfi:g^s.:.  Special ������'Bargains in Clothing;  :   H&usCv for': ���,/::;:-     '  ���'" ��� V .: "': ;l:v:"fe \:-���"���'���'!'��������� ���'������''<>������������ ������'-" :"     :.:���';'.':  I5c)bts lai'icl'  Shoes.  ���*  ��*  .j*  OUR    PRICES   ARE   THE   LOWEST.    ; ^ a  :���:.;;���-;;:';  :. ; -v ;  --; Orders trvkci��'loi-.Turlor-uiutlo Suits..  :��  m  Choicest Wiiies, Liqtiors &vGig;aivs. :  ^li-  Mam  V7-;  :^ :^hoicfe:^  (Sigciirs.  ; wholesale;;? dry "goods'; liquofi's vvand J cigars.  v^ -Importers;:vof^:a.irvclas^^  '.- :;-i/::ys0tor:a::;and'y\:Vahcoisves'--. -vv*';  Sole^Agents^:for-:;:;:;���;:=;;;;;; ;;v;^  '^r^::'T::-^::mi6  ���^"'������^'-'���fvA'f'B^  ;;'MOliTv"&   GHANDON'^  Fish,  .^d;%-:;;.;v: :.;:'.::  '.-FRESH:��� MEATS,.ALW^YSvONvHAND, v;VJ.-./  Game   in   season/ and   home    made .'���;'��� Sausage'',  NORTHKKN   HOTKI.'   HuiLiiiNG,   j'l.l4S'lv' S'l'K iVin'. V   ;  Cigars.  ���; vFinest  Wines,   Iviquors   arid;  Furnished Rooms hy tlie Day, ���  : - -^r-:     !M: v- *^v   ���������   Week or vlfeiitli  The liighest- recorded last week  was-3o"above on the 4II1 and the  lowest 1 below during the night of  ���tlie. 3rd. The weather was stormy  and a strong S.TC. wind, amounting  to a blizzard was blowing from the  5U1 to the yth, accompanied with  snow. ..The. highest recorded Ihis  week was 37 above on tlie 11 th  and the lowest 1 above during tlie  night of the rath.' Rain fell during  the night of the roth and the foi-j  lowing   clay,    accompanied  :with a  ... >g  norfh with slight snow.   . .  .strong   south   wind,   changing   to I lluri'y. ����  to 'i'lie  Co to Foley's for bargains in  Dry Goods, Ladies''. Wear, Boots  and Shoes, Ready-made Clothing,  Hats, Caps, etc. Clearing out  above lines at and below cost.  Just arrived,'500.������ lbs' of Fresh  Hand-Made Chocolate Creams, only  .50 cents per lb al K. I,. Pillman &  Co.'s.  A meeting of tlie ,I;ilxiral.s of  Allin district was held in J. A.  Fraser & Co.'s store on the evening  of Friday, roth hist, when delegates were elected to represent this  portion of Cassiar at Ihe forth-coming Liberal Convention to-be'held  in-Vancouver on'the 30th iiist.  There is more solid comfort in a  cup of Blue Ribbon Tea than lira  gallon of most beverages.  100 cords of Dry Wood for side,  apply S. .0. Lawrence.  .. For a good,  square  meal, ;in   a  Quick   Lunch'  Room.     Mrs.. Hctrnine, Pron.    '  G. li. IlAYKH.  ���J.'O. (JdliNBI.I..  . Discovery.  OPKN  DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-C LA SS RI ��� ST A U R A N T  '''���'"-' ..'" IN .'     ' "'  CONNECT,! ON.  HcncliiMurU'i's lor Kiiliuur <�� I'urrutt's stu^c.  DISCOVKRV, 13. C  l-'inest of liquors  Good .stabling.  Kii.'Sandk, I'l'Diirietor.  THE   IRVING   HOTEL,  Pine City, B. C.  Has the Best Equipped Bar.  The McDonald   Kntei'lainiiiciit   Hull in C<ni-  .. liution,    II. Mi.'IkiSAi.ii, I'i'np.  HKST    I..1QUOKS;'���&   UIGAKS;  Good  Accommodation. ��� Wkstauiiant   i:  . ' .'"   connucticn.  .   .S^ .ibllNSTOX,���Proiirii'loi-..  :'Onoil Sliililinu- I'm' 1Ii,i1'n.'> uml  llii^x.'  UI.HS  l-lCiGHRT & SON,  Swiss   Watchriakkks,  Ami)   iiniiiiifiic-liiriiiy ji'Wt'llci's.  All kinds of niiKKlct^ni'U oxiHMitcil w ilh  iii'Ulnt'Ss and disputi'li.  1'ii'st  st.   next   (0 Viiiii'iinvci' Gcnci'ii! Storo  W.   WALLACE  GRIME   &Xo.,  MIMNC HKOKrilS & COMMISSION AGHNCS.  Third Street, Allin 13. C.  ik you  WANT  O.K  BATHS  BARBKR SHOP.  s  I". LINK Prop.  Now Di!(!iip.v rhiiir iiimv t|imi-f<m-s n��xt  to tho liiinliHI' II. N. A.. I'Mrst Stfoot.     ���  I'hc hiith roomsuri: i!riuall.v ns ^ooil ii�� found  ' 1  cities.    I'l'ivaU; Iviitrnncc lor Indii.'s.  :ion  1        '     -.   -CONCKKN.INCi''  MINES & MINING PROPERTY  In the Atlin District  writic to  Real  Kslate  and   Mining   Broker,  P. O. Box, 36. Allin, B. C.


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