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 . J,  ���'T'xc'jwi.j'j'^sfa''^*-*' +fzMf~2MlZi?ir.'i't* ^  If'  ^:  a  ���#  P  ,7  hi  r'->/"  V  ���to  r.-s-V  %  ���1  f  . <  k  .'il  ������;��  ft  fa  I  i  l  VOL.   r4.  ATLIN;  B' C,   SATURDAY,    JANUARY   '6,   1906.  539  TELEGRAPHIC,  ROJESTVENSKY  '   '        TALKS ROT.  England lias Demanded a Full  Explanation. ���  TO GO TO NORTH.POLE IN AIR SHIP  Pueblo Broleo Her Shaft���Warsaw  Strike���Whaler. Wrecked' His  Ship Purposely���Would Turn  States' Evidence ��� Revolution  ' Leaders Shot -Down Without  Trials���Miners Lost.,  [SIT.ClAr. IU 1'IIK  CLAIM.]  St. Petersburg, Jan. ,3.���Admiral  Rojestvensky, in a letter svhich. has  just been published in the Novoe  Vrenija by permission, of the minister of the Russian navy, states that  the ' British- fleet assisted Admiral  Togo in ; destroying the Russian  navy during tlie battle in the Japan-  ' ese sea. .The writer has taken great  credit upon himself for what" he  claims svas a great victory instead of  an overwhelming defeat. - England  'has'demanded an explanation ofthe  letter from the Russian war office/  Piemier Witte was astounded by  the contents of the'letter.  Chicago, Jan. 4.���The Chicago'  Record Herald has given Mr. Walter Wellman, the well-known nesvs-  paper correspondent, a commission  to go' to the North Pole in an air  ,sliip. Wellman has accepted the  assignment. Mr. Santos Dumont,  the inventor,- '.will supervife the  building of the air-ship, svhich uvvill  be rushed lo completion as Wellman  wants to start for the north in July  or August."  'Seattle, Wash., Jan. 4.���Word  has just been received in this city  stating that the steamer Pueblo  ,. broke her shaft svhen off the mouth  ' of - tlie Columbia river last night  while south bound.' The "Pueblo is  being' fosved back to this port by  the coasting'steamer Chehalis.  Warsasv, Jan.. 4.���AH the factory  employees of this city are still out  on strike and absolutely refuse to  return to work until their demands  for shorter hours and an increase in  wages are acceded to. They are,  however, orderly and conditions in  general are   fairly normal.  Seattle, Wash., Jan. 4.���The sailors of the whaling ship Bonanza,  which svas wrecked in thc Arctic  ocean some time ago, have just arrived at this port. They one and  all state that Mogg, the captain of  the. Bonanza, deliberately wrecked  the vessel and then traded her supplies for fur.  New York, Jan. 4.���District Attorney Jerome yesterday began extensive preparations for the immediate prosecution in the Superior  Court of Nesv York state of several  prominent men who are or have  been   the    supposedly   responsible  officers of many of the big insurance  companies. One of the men to be  thus prosecuted has offered to turn  Slates' evidence provided the charge'  against him is,withdrawn.  Berlin, Jan. 4.���All the German  statesmen ,are at present seriously  engaged in heated discussions of the  probability of a svar between Germany and France in the immediate  iii111 re. "'   -  Washington,' Jan. 4.���rThe ,U. S.  Congress will likely consider during  the present session the leasing of  the. Alaskan cable and telegraph  line to a company at whose 'head is  Mr: Sweeny. The endorsement of  thesvar department to the project is  hosvever as yet very uncertain.  The applicants have agreed to materially reduce the rates if granted  the desired lease. ���  .St. Petersburg, Jan. 4.���Having  every reason to believe in the'loy-  alty of his soldiers.both at Moscosv  and in the district surrounding that  city, the,Czar of Russia has now'  decided to ��� crush in the most determined manner the *\ insurrection  there. The Moscow "military 'has  the situation there well'under control.- However, the Siberian railroad  is still completely tied up on account  of the.strike.  ', At a general meeting of the Anarchists, which was held in this  city this ' week, a vote was taken  authorizing the immediate assassination of the. Czar. Only ten of  those present refused to-, sign the  death warrant.  Every effort is being, made by the  authorities here to re-open the railroad connecting the capital svith the  Baltic provinces, svhere the situation  is becoming extremely alarming  anel is rapidly approaching svhat is  considered in official circles to be  the "most critical stage. The station  master at Orloff, a position of some  importance, has this sveek been  hanged by the authorities for .having refused to send out a military  train. *-  Nesv York, Jan. 4.���Alexander  E. Orr has been appointed to succeed Mr. McCall as president of the  Nesv York Life insurance company.  St. Petersburg, Jan. 5.���The proletariat organizations are arranging  to have a big parade in honor of thc  dead /revolutionists. The government has forbidden any demonstration and more bloodshed is almost  sure to occur.  At Moscow' the leaders of the  revolutionary parly are being arrested hourly and they are being  executed in great numbers. ��� No  trials are granted whatever, .the victims simply being marched iu front  of the firing sejuads and shot down.  Whitehorse, Y. T., January 5.���  Mr. B. E. Kissam, a miner of the  Kluane district, fell over a precipice  while hunting mountain sheep on  Canada creek in Ihe Yukon on Dec.  n111 and is supposed to have been  killed. Late arrivals from that district report that a   large   searching-  party, which had Ixvn cndcavoiing  to find the lost man, have given up  hope of ever lecovering the body.  Drifts nnd .snosv'sh'dcs are-numerous  in that section and in all piobability  Ihe body is buried deeply in Ihc  snow.  New York, Jan. 5.���It has been  given out here that all the pi inters  of the United States and Canada  svhq are members of thc International Typographical Union, and  svho are at present employed in  shops svhich have not as yet allowed  the 8 hour'dayas demanded) have  decided to spiing a monster strike  in a 'fesv days.  GENERAL SEWS.  Venezuela ' has ignored the demand of France lo resume diplomatic negotiations anel trouble may  follosv.  Contracts for the, first section of  the Grand Trunk Pacific railroad  east from Winnipeg will be let this  month.        ���  * All the miners throughout the  Pennsylvania anthracite regions  have.demanded an eight hour svoiIcing day. ��� ��� >  . Gen. .Nelson A.. Miles, has resigned as inspector general on the  staff of Governor Douglas of Massachusetts:       - '  Joseph Choale has been nameel as  chairman of the American delegation to the second Hague peace  conference.  A Seattle despatch said the steamer Santa Clara from the svest Alaskan coast was five days overdue.  No alarm was felt.  * Preparations are now going on at  Rome for the celebration of the  jubilee'of the ordination of Pope  Pious 10th iu 190S.  Philadelphia Jack O'Brien is so  much elated over his-defeat of Bob  Fitzsimmons that he has authorized  the issuing of a challenge to Jim  Jefferies.  A movement has been started at  Baker City, Oregon, to raise $300,-  000 as a present lo Miss Alice Roosevelt on her wedding day, the 8th of  February.  A Constantinople despatch calls  the attention of the posyers to the  fact thai Ihc Armenians at Batonm  are massacreing the Tartars at the  rate of 500 every elay.  A Hilda Pest despatch of Dec.  22iid says the emperor declined lo  acccpl the resignations of Count  Fejeras'ory and his cabinet svhich  had been tendered the previous day.  Several persons were severely injured on Dec. 26th by a head on  collision on the Central Vermont  railway bctsveen tbe Montreal express from Boston aud a south  bound freight.  A late Paris despatch says that  the birth'of a son had just brought  to light a morganatic marriage contracted by King Leopold a year ago  svith Madame Vaughau. Thc svo-  mau  is  of loss* birth but svas lately  made a , baroness. Tlie marriage  occurred in the piivatcchapel ofthe  king's chateau. The ceremony  svas performed by Keoken, 0 court  captain. Tsvo aides weie the only  svitnesses.  The body of Frank Kubel, a man  who slarled alone to mush from  Fairbanks to Circle and got losl aud  svandered around for 14 days svith-  out food, svas found frozen stiff and  taken to Tanana Crossing on the  ?2tid of"Dec. t  An Ottawa despatch say-s the representatives of the Allan'steamship  .company are pressing the govern-  ,ment 'for .a ten years' mail contract  betsveen Canada anel England in  order to cross*el the nesv C. P. R.'  boats out of business. ,  ;Tlie steamer Portland went ashore  ou Spire lock, five miles ,from  Ketchikan, on the night of Dec. 21  and svas practically a total loss.  The passengers, cress* and mail were -  taken,,off by the Alki on the 24th.  The captain and a fesv others stayed  svith the ship to the last.  A Halifax reporl states that S. E.  Gourley, ex-member of parliament  for Colchester, is dying. Gourley  is the mau syho on the floor of the'  house tsvo 'years ago advocated  armed resistance to the decision of  the international boundary commission -*uid urgeel that Canada engage  in .svar svith the United Slales.  At Haines, Alaska, Private Be-  choldt of the Third U. S. infantry  baud was shot-to death by- Bill Fox, '  a Chilkat Indian, early Christinas  morning. Becholdt, who svas in  Haines from Fort Sesvard celebrating, broke into Fox's honse in the  Indian town. A fight ensued .and  Fox shot the soldier dead. Fox  svas arrested but svas acemitteel  svhen the case came up for preliminary hearing, il having been clearly  shown that he had acted wholly in  self defence.  Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerinan's  late speech in London has created  considerable unfavorable comment.  The Conservative papers refer to his  announced intention of stopping the  importation of Chinese coolies into  South Africa as a serious slap at the  colonics. His reference to affairs in  India is taken lo imply either the  recall or resignation of Lord Kitchener. His assertion that cmeslions  concerning'the uniting of thc people  should be left in their own hands is  taken lo mean thai he favors home  rule for Ireland.  A late Vladivoslock despatch says  lhat the mutiny svhich began some  lime ago in Ihe Manchuriau army  svas spreading and that the uiost  terrible scenes ever svitnessecl inhuman eye svere of daily occurrence  in the barracks at Tomsk, svhere  900 mutineers were imprisoned.  Prisoners inside Ihe stockade svere  frerjueiilly fired upon by Cossacks  and many ol" the prisoners have been  roasted lo death'by drunken Cossacks setting fire to. the blockhouses.  Thc Cossacks also massacred over  120 residents'who ���attempted to, aid.  the prisoners.  i ATLIN,    B.    C,    SATURDAY,    JANUARY    6,   roo6  -.ft -  The Atlin Claim.  TllliA'lLIN CLAIM ispunuisHCD nvcnv Saturday  MOllNINf..        MAILFO     riKC    TO     ANY     PUFIT   OP  THC  wonto ron no cknts pen month; sh.oo per  yc.".n. ADVcnnsiNC. n/vrcs: $1.00 pen inch each  inr.EHTioN ;   heading notices, za cents a linr.  SPrciftL    HATTS     ON     APPLICATION.  JOB l>K1NTIN<i :  ILL-HEADS,                            POSTCRG, VISITINR    CARDS.  LCTTcn-HCADS,                    PnOCMAMMCS, FTC   ,   CTC.  i.                   OIlDCns    PROMPTLY    FXt CUTCD.  PRICES    MOOntlATC.  TlIK ATMS  CfjAIM  PlMtMSHlNG Co., I/I'L).  AV.   Porjb.viiD.    Ghast,    ICiiltok-Managkr  ATLIN TO JUNKAU.  Thc following cis practically the  complele report of the findings of  the exploration party svhich last  summer endeavored to locate a  feasible route- for the proposed cou-  ��� stuction of a wagon road from Atlin  to Juneau :  Report of an exploratory survey  for a wagon road from Allin to  Juneau.  From a study of existing'maps,  anel actual observation from advantageous points of the country bc-  tsveen Atlin and Juneau; and also  from information furnished by trappers anel Indians -who were more or  less familiar with physical features  ���" of the country through svhich the  proposed road betsveen Atlin anel  Juneau might be expected to pass, I  decided lo more particularly examine  , three routes that hael some inelica-  lious of feasibility.  " The greater portion of the distance  betsveen the tsvo termini is common  to all three routes examined.  The portions common to each of  the three routes mentioned above  are as follosvs:  (a) From Allin along the' cast  shore of Atlin lake in a south easterly elirectiou to thc telegraph station  near the mouth of Pike river, thence  along the slope on the right bank of  Pike river anel along the east shore  ol Pike lake (the source of Pike  river) to the head of Pike lake.  (b) From the junction ofthe Slo-  ko river aud Nakina to Juneau via  thc valley of the Taku river (formed  by the confluence of the Nakina and  Sloko rivers) to tide svater.  Accompanied by Mr. Molyneaux,  superintendentof roads for the Atliu  district, and Mr. Lee Garden, I left  Atlin on June 21st, 1905, and, after  looking over the country along'the  east shore of Atlin lake and from  the mouth of Pike river to the head  of Pike Jake, I decided lo try the  route by svay of Gold Bottom creek  anel the Sloko river valley.  From thc head of Pike lake there  is a natural pass across the divide  betsveen the svaters flosving tosvards  Atlin lake and those flosving tosvards Taku inlet. Following this  pass in a direction about S 30 el. li  aud for a distance of i{/�� miles you  emerge ou the right bank of Gold  Bottom creek, a tributary of Sloko  river. 17L11 passing I will say that  as this Gokl Bottom creek may at  some time be a gold producer it  would be svell for those interested to  note the pass mentioned above as a  possible route for ��� a'wagon road to  the creek.) I then followed down  the right bank of the creek for a  distance of tsvo miles, then being  driven to the left bank on   account ithue it took the horses  of the impossible nature of the country in regard to a wagon road T continued down thc left bank until  stopped by the character of the country. TV.e surface is thickly covered  svith large granite boulders, and the  benches are intersected by deep anel  wide rocky gulches svhich stretch  asvay into the mountains, making it  both impracticable to cross or go  around them. I also explored this  route from the mouth of the Sloko  up the valley of the Sloko to its  junction with Gold Bottom creek,  but found so many obstacles iu the  svay that [ decided not to spend  more lime exploring it.  Next I examined the country from  a point on the Silver Salmon river  about one mile belosv Kuthai lake  (Silver Salmon lake)'in a southerly  direction around the'base of O'Kcefe  mountain tosvards the Sloko river.  The Tndians had a trail through  this country years ago from their  settlement at the mouth of the-Sloko.  A road by this route, if it svere at  all possible, would be at such an  elevation that the snosv would still  be in evidence svhen all other portions would be iu dust; also, the  surface is intersected' by deep gullies  and impassable ssvamps and the  hills are bare rock.  After seeing as much of the surrounding country as I considered it  necessary to examine to enable me  to make an exhaustive report, I  have come to the conclusion that, if  it is at all practicable to build a road  from Atlin towards Juneau to some  navigable port on Taku inlet or if,  in the future, it becomes an economical necessity to builel such  road, then it will be by svay of the  Silver Salmon, Nakina and Taku  river valleys.  I will therefore describe more particularly this last mentioneel route,  (a) From Atliu to .the heaelofPike  lake. A road at present exists from  Atlin to McKee creek, a distance of  11 miles. This road-svould have to  be improved both in alignment anel  as regards the formation of the roadbed to make it at all of the quality  contemplated in this report and  necessary to sustain the traffic svhich  might possibly pass over it.  From - McKee creek the roael  svould follosv more or less closely  the indications ofthe shore of Atlin  lake to Pike ris*er, thence following  the right bank of Pike river to Pike  lake in about a direction of S 7od. E,  thence along the north side of Pike  lake to the head of that lake. In  this division the portion from McKee  creek to a point on Pike river, about  six miles from Allin lake, in general  is transversely level; from this point  lo the head of Pike lake there svould  be more or less side-hill svork, but  none of the hill sides are very steep,  the steepest slope being about 1 foot  vertical to 3 feet horizontal. There  svould also be one or two rock cuts.  The ground is covered ss'ith spruce  and jack pine; there are a fesv  ssvamps but these could be overcome  by good drains.  The principal bridges on this portion svould be at McKee creek, a 40  foot span; at Warm creek, a 20 foot  span, and at O'Donnell river a 70  foot span.  The distance from Atlin to the  head of Pike lake (based   on.   the  to  walk it.  SS'jiy BF.sn out wiii'.s you can ri-.t noons as ciii-.M' iii-.ur,?  Atlin, Nugget and   Grape   Rings and ��H hinds <>C Jewelry umim  facuircd 011 the premises. <  ' Fine  Now  Stock  of   Watches,  Clocks,  Jewelry   and   Diamonds  Watches from S3.00 up. Asronts for ColiTTnliiu Gramophones.  Silverware, Cut Glass, Hand Painted.China, Souvenir Spoons.  JULES   EOfiERT   &   SON,   atlin and niscoyHXY,    ���  safety Deposit Vaults.      Watchmakers and Manufacturing Jewelrs.  They   are   Waiting   for   You!'  IN  Cl_��TMiN���i$   Hats and_ Dry Goods,  VULT,  Garnets and House Furnishings.  UNK   OK    BOOTS'-.and    SHOES,  '   ALSO   GOLD. SEAL    HIP   GUM    HOOTS.  II. E, Brown & Co.,  . Atlin and  Discovery> B. C.  Successors to J. H. Richardson.  Canadian Pacific Railway Company.  ALASKA   ROUTE   SAILINGS.  S.S. AMUR departs from Skagsvay.     Jan.   nth  and ,26th.  do do do Ficr.  nth and 26th.  Siuiiiis from Skagway 8 p.m.  Direct  to Vancouver and Victoria.  Transporting hy rail or steamer to Seattle without extra charge  SS'e (?i\o quick service.     No intermediate calls.  ' ~TT      ">Q      "r-v  service.     No intermediate calls.  For rates or information apply to  H. B.  unn,  A Rent. SktiKway.  <&-<  K��  Send us your Job Printing  ��H  ���<&���  r~*r*IAKB Notice that, sixty days after date,  -*���- I, Thos. li. -Fleming, intend applying  to thc Hon. the Chief Commissioner of  Lauds and Works for permission to purchase  the following described tract of laud, situate on the east, shore of Windy Arm, Atlin  Division: riefrinnine; at Post No. 1, a mile  and a half south of the Provincial lloundary,  thence north-westerly IC chains to Post No.  2, thence easterly 40 chains, to Post No. !*,  thenco southerly 10 chains to Post No.'L  thence westerly 10 chains to point of commencement.  THOS. 1". KLEMtNG'.  Dated this ISth day of November. 19'I5.       jal3 ,  Visit  Atlinto  Lodge,  A. F. & A.M.  Kejiular  communications held on  the   first  Thursday of each mouth  in  the  A. O. U. NV. Hall, ���  Third Street,  brethren cordially invited.  I   Have   Re-opened  Royal   Laundry  . On the Waterfront.  NOTICK.  jST  Meti'ii Suits Cleaned and Repaired.  All Work Guaranteed.  Goods Called for and Delivered.  Cash on Delivery.  Mrs.  M.   Fenn,   Proprietress.  'OTLCE TS HKKEHY Given that application will be nuide to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Uritish  Columbia at its next session for an Act to  revive, ratify and coniirni to the Uritish  Columbia Northern and 3Iucke.i7.ie Valley  Railway Company all the rights, (lowers,  privileges and franchises conferred by the  Uritish Columbia and Yukon Hailway Act,  19011, upon said Company, anil to declare that,  notwithstanding that surveys have not been  made in accordance with Section 21 of said  Act the said Company is and has been since  the passage of the said Act a body corporate  and politic under the name of t].c"Kritish  Columbia Northern nnd Mackenzie Valley  Kuilway Company," with the rights, powers,  privileges and franchises' thereby conferred  in all respects as if the surveys had. been  made in accordance with said .Section lil,  and to extend thc time for making (lie said  surveys retiuircd by said Section 21, nnd to  give to thc said Company the following additional powers, viz:���  To acquire and work coal mines; to build  branches not exceeding 20 miles from the  main line; to buiid and opcrato telegraph  and telephone lines, and to charge tolls; to  build in..1 operate steam nu.l other vessels  ou the inland waters of British Columbia; to  acquire and operate wharves; to enable the  line of railway to be constructed in sect ions;  And to amend by omitting thc alternative  line ot railway via the Skeena river.  Dated at Victoria, Uritish Columbia, this  30th day of November, A. 1). 1BU.">.  C. WUI'OJS MASON.  ja27 Solicitor for the Applicants.  Fine  DISCOVERY, B. C.  A Strictly First-Class Hotel.  Dining-Kooni iii connection.  Choicest Wines, Liquors and Cigars  ED.   SANDS,   Proprietor.  ^^^AA^^^*'A<VS^V'>'^A^^y>^^>^*>A  **&**&&9&&&>��&m*&P&^^  Hampton   &   Curie,  Proprietors.  Discovery,  '1  The Reliable Shoemaker,  -    -    -   DiscpviiUY, B. C.  Rubber Boots a Specialty.  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  7 'IN \';  CONNECTION,  Hcudyuartcrs for Dixon's stake.  *J>'t'-#'X--������--J--**>^9-^^ K>M^ntJ��A*rti*>.<��.Jt'>Lni'r'*"*'- n  J*  _   i  4,  ^  ATIJN,   B. C, .SATURDAY,   JANVAl-lY- >S,    r^oS  ��*2*  '���SSJC&f  ;.ivT-*  J' '���*"*"�����  f  T  i'  1-^  1  5.J''  'i*k ���  ���Y  y  Wi.*-  '% 1  '.K.  it!-  1.  ,7->".'  ('  (ti):  L,"'1' 1  &-.''!  I. '  '"-*.��'  J'4  P'  (''  L*  a -n ���* ���'.  "t'i* *  If:  Ail-  Our Stores  in   both ��� Towns are  now- fully stocked  with   full  lines in   Groceries . and ' Dry  Goods.  A. T. Co., Ltd.  A. S.. ���Gt&Q&S,, 'FlivzsidRtt,  both going and  coining, and timing (  ��  them   lor   a   known~cli.>"t:i��cc).i.s 35  ���aailes.  (h) The next division I make is  from the head '-of Pike lake to a  point on the SUv-cr Salmon river  ���about 9 miles from its jnnclion with  ihc Nakina, .a distance-of flS miles.  On this portion of the route, .after  leaving .the head .01 Pike lake by a  gradual rise, thc height of land is  reached .at svhat J have called Summit Jake, -which -divides tlie .waters  svhich -flow tosvards'tlie Pa-cificslope  from those flosving towards >thc Yu-'  ikon basin.. This divide is about 2,-  700 feet above sea level, or 500 feet  above Atlin lake, and is distant  from Atlin lake at the month <of  Pike river about 54 miles. From  this point by a very gradual descent,  of 200 feet in i'yC miiles Sik-er Sal-i  mon lake���or Kuthai as it is called;  ���on the.uiap���is reached, theiiGe pas-  ' sing along the north shore of this  ' lake the valley of :the Silver Salmon'  ���river is entered.  From this point for a -distance of  nine miles' there are no obstacles of  .any account.  . The -whole of this portion���divi-  -sion B���of the ���country is-cos*ered  ���with spruce and -more or less jack  pine, there are -some quite extensive  ssvamps but they are not deep and  have a sub-stratum, of gravel .and  would need '.but little draining., Thel  amount of rock svorkon this portion���  of the road is very small. The-only,  foridere >of anv -size svould be a 7o|  foot span across Carnbou, a creek  -which flows in 10 the Silver Salmon  about yi .of a mile below where the  ���' Silver Salmon river flosvs out of Silver Salmon lake.  ��� (-c) Next'division is from a point;  on the .Silver Salmon nine aniles  from its junction svith the Nakina  ���to the mouth of the Sloko river, a  ���distance of 19 miles.  The .only possible svay to get .over [  this portion of the proposed.road is'  via the -valleys of the Silver Salmon ���  river and the Nakina.    As one ap--  proaches the coast he gets more into  xhe   heart   of   the   coast  range  of  mountains; the river valleys narrosv  in until the}* are nothing less  than'  deep  canyons on an-enlarged scale.;  Thus the Silver Salmon valley as it'  gels nearer to the Nakina gradually  aiarrosvs. in until for the last mile of  its course it  is hemmed in by perpendicular mountains of solid rock.  It is of course impossible to do anything in thc way of building a road,  but from the point mentioned above  ou the Silver Salmon to the  mouth  of .the   Sloko, ..and  also from the  mouth of the Sloko dosvu the valley  ofthe Taku to some port on   Taku  inlet,   I " consider the building of. a  road especially for wagon' traffic altogether impracticable.  Iii order to estimate anywhere"  '���near the cost per mile of building a  Toad dosvn the valley of the Nakina  an instrumental .survey would be  absolutely necessary.  For anyone, whether he had the  '"eye for country" for picking out a  .road or not, a trip dosvii the Nakina  and Taku would immediately convince, hisn that under l-hie -circiwai-  st antes it sve re fooldsh lo attempt to  biii'ld a ���ror.-d by these valleys.  The 'Nakina is a large river and:  meander*; Jironi one bank to the  other .sin��.l ���wli-eie it is deflocted from;  one sigIc to .Hie .other a-re -great' perpendicular rr-ock Muffs,- in some  cases 400 foet iirig'h^ .over svhich the:  foot I rail passes.  1 ooukl mot take liotrses'pa-st the'  Sloko so .explored the ilosver Taku.  from a canoe. The valley of the-  Taku has the samae -general charac-:  teristics as the Nakina:; steep precipitous sides intersected by deep  ���ravines:; and the farther -dosvu the;  ���river the more precipitous .the banks'  become until near 'the boundaiy  ���line .the glaciers poke -their noses almost to tbe svaters edge.  Ait a point on Taku inlet about "25  miles from Juneau is a -real live glacier, known as 'the Foster glacier,!  svhich is at all tiLcies disc-barging ice'  into the inlet.; great pieces-floating  about being .a -serious menace to]  ���navigation.  The Indians bring large canoes  up the Taku as far as ..the mouth of  the Sloko, aiid I am, of ttlie 'Opinion  that possibly at ihigh svater light;  draft steamers might get up le .the  mouth-of .the Sloko.  Atlin to -bead of Pike lake, j  55 miles .@ S600 per mile.$2i,ooo  Head of Pike lake to point j  ou Silver Salmon 9 miles ���  from mouth, >iS  miles <@ ���   \  .$700 per mile  ���i2,(*-oo'-  Thence to mouth of Sloko,  19 miles @ $.',,5000 per  mile     2S,5oo  The Atlin Market Ga, Lxa  FRESH   DRESSED   MEATS,   also  ���r)irr��rtv  POULTRY  OF ALL  KINDS,  Dressed to Order.,  C.   DOELEV&R     Manager..  ��  -SUCCESSORS  TO-  THOMAS   &   JBENW-ELU  .Wholesale  Wine   mil' Spirit ��� ierdtants  Vancouver, B. C.  P. O. Box 102.  ���TI-IE   GOLD . I-LOXJSE,  DISCOVERY,   a.   C.  ���C. H. iNissen, P^qp-  F. B, Wronjg, ;Mj$r.  linf-taiirant in-CVmiu'etioti Uiuler  -New ami Capable Management.   .  Total $62,100  The distance from the mouth of  the Sloko to Juneau town is at least  68 miles. Total distance from Atlin  to Juneau b}* route examined approximately 140 miles.  Yours respectfully,  Wm. JBrqavn.  War ;is .the .concentration <of all  human crimes.  nsr  JTOTICl-: >rS Hliltl'liy Given that un application will be made to the'Legislative tVi-soinlily-of the Province of Uritish  Columbia nt it* next session for an Act. to  incorporate u Company to build-a line of  Kuilway fno.n the City of Vancouver, or a  point on U.irrard Inlet, to the Northern  Boundary -of the said Province liy way of  l.illooet, the l-'i-aser Valley, 1'acla J.uko,  Stickinc lliver and Tpslin I.ukc, -or in the  alternative il)j- the most ifenijilJle roule  through thc Chilcoteu Valley uud SUckii.a  River, with power lo e<iuip, construct ...nil  11iMi1.t11.it. branch Ji.ics und all necessary  brid-ios, roads, ways aud ferries; and lo  build, own uud maintain whaiwosand docks  iu connection.tlicrewilli: uud to build, own,  equip and maintain steam and other vessels  and boats, and oporate itho name -on any  navigable waters within the.nrovince; and  to build, e<|i.ip, operate and maintain telegraph and -telephone lines in connection  with tho ti.iid railway and brunches, and to  ijevierate electricity for..:the supply of li-^ht,  heat and lKiwer" and to aciiuire lauds,  bonuses, privileges or other aids from any  Governniont, Municipal Corporations or  other persons or bodies, anil to lovy and collect tolls'fi'oin all parties usin-^ telegraph or  toloiihonc HncK, und ou all freight passing  ovor any of such roads, railways, tramways,  ferries, wharves and vessel* built or owned  by tho Company; and with power to.make  traffic and other arrangements with railway,  steamboat or other companies, and for all  othor necessary or incidental rights','powers  and privileges in that behalf.  ])atod lit Vancouver, U. C, the 27th day of  Xoveniher, 1805.  ��� jKOHKliTSOX A KOMI'ia'SON,  ju-7 Solicitors for the Applicants.  The  Canadian   BanSc  CAPITAL    PAID   UP   ��10,006,000. '  ���Reskkvk,  $3,5001000. .  Branches .cf :tihe Bank at'jeattie,  San Francisco,  Portland,  Skagway, ete.,  Exchange sold on all Points.  ���Go'JvD Dust Purchased���Assay Office in Conki-*cti-on.  D. ROSS., Manager. "  ;*-tf"tf*"tf#^**^^e*'ii-^'-��^  5��  ^5" S^* 4$*  The   Picture  that .today  is .the .talk  k-of Ivngland aud the .British Colonies;  ���being the first ever published shosving  ���.the   Queen   in   her quiet   home   life.  .(Frames 20 x 25.111.)  The .Tamil? feaM mi  ���of-Montreal, the greatest fauiiby paper  .in America; for one year,  .ANJD  1  TPor one year,  'Caix at otjr 'Oi*-i'iCE axd '-see the TREMITJM.  0SST"' 'This offer is open to both present and  new subscribers  ���',     . to *''THE  ATLIN  CLAIM.'"' t  -, ��� '/I  ll" i  -\  I-  J-'-*  r-1  ..���  rt -  AVtIK",    E.   C,    SATURDAY*'   JANUARY    6,   ,1906-.  <J  La cat Events,  The A.O.U.W.  1  Nesv ningaztiie.s.-evens' miTii'-nt C.  fvf. Houniii's*  The latest magazines audi papers  arc. always ou hand at Pillman's.  McDonald's Grocery ���' makes a  specially of fresh eggs and butter.  I-,. Gerke went up Mclsc-e this  week to follow mining as .a vocation.  --,. It's about time the hockeyisls of  Allin aiid���JOiscove:*,y svore arranging  ���return matches.-  The Whist club' will meet at Mr.  F. J. Thain's on Monday evening  for a fesv riub'rjers.  Fd..Roimyne,. N.,l!"isiier and D.  Sullivan,, of McKee creek, spent  Nesv Years iu town.  Wliyiise inferior gasoline svhen  3-011 can gel 76 aud 86 per cent, al  Regan's*    Atlin and Discovery.      <���  TDrv and'Mrs-. Young left 011 Monday fon Victoria. It is likely that  they, wont get a boat from Skagsvay  until' lomorrosv.  The McKee creek boys were  tlie  guests  at  a  splendid Xmas dinner  -   given by Mr. and. Mrs. T. Machell  at their cabin, on the craek-.  Bourne's circulating library'furnishes good and cheap reading.  Mack Smith has. just received a  fourth.' class engineer's certificate,  the result of successfully passing  the examination held iu Atlin. last  July..   .  The-cup curling matches will begin next week and some sharp contests- are expected' as the players  have had.much, good practice since  the ice svas made  ' A magazine stand and a jardiniere  stand, both of svhich are splendid  specimens- of the pyragraphy art  work by Mrs,.F. M..N.. Woods, are  on viaw at- Stables-& Lumsd'en's.  . Rev. F. L. Stephenson recently  received the nesvs from Mr.. J. H.  Brosviibe, at Vancouver,.that Harry  "Urice,. svho was at one time purser  on the-steamer Gleaner, died in Nesv  Westminster on Nov. 27th, last..  Tha mail, which should have arrived or..= Sunday morning; ss*as5- delayed a day wailing for tlie ice to  stiffen.up.at Golden Gate, aud it  reached camp Monday at g^o-a.m.  Wednesday's mail got in on time.  Eok 30 days- J. T. Regan will sell  McClary's Cast T.op Healers thus-:  No. 100���$10.00 No. 400���$13.00  Ko.. 2.00^-Sir. 00 ��� No. 500���$[4.00,  No.- ^00���5S12.OQ No. Goo���$"i6.oo-  Call.early and take your choice.  On Nesv Years day a eurJing  match, svas played by J.. Kershaw,.  '.il. Konayna audi D. Sullivan, skip,  against J. Cummings, D.Ross and  G. R. J-iourne, skip, for a wager of  $5, to-be donated to- ihe hospital.  The  ibnnen rink lost by a.score of  J'U)  (j.  Messrs. Jas. Simpson and' Peter  Anderson left camp on Wednesday  to nni'-fh- ai quantity of supplies  across-country to tha headwaters of-  the Nisullin river'svhere they will-  re-join their partner, Alex:. Brasvn,  and svhere they intend lo do.-some  winter prospecting; '    '���    -  A, fesv from Atlin, quite a number  from-Discovery and a crosvd of creek  .people-attended tlie- dance given ou  Nesv Year's night on-Spruce by Mr.  and Mrs. J; R.Clay. The Discovery  orchastra iH.pplied the music, the  supper svas of the very best and  everybody present, thoroughty enjoyed themselves.  Stables & faimsden carry a stock  af. good, groceries..  j Enteatafned the Arctic Brotherhood  to a Plea&ivnt.Ev.enin.g'...  On Tuesday evening the members  of Allin Lodge, No. 15-; Ancient  .Order: of United' Workmen,, svere  "At Home" in their hall on Third  street to about 40 members of Camp'  Discovery, No. 19,, Arctic Brotherhood". Kverytiiing' svent svilhout a  liilch and-, the Workmen- deserve  much credit for the able- manner in>  svhich the affair- was handled  The programme .opened, with a  selection by the orchestra'composed  of J. Cartmcl; T. Hanna, C. Hickman and J. Pilling. The A.O.U.W.  "Opening Ode'" svaS' sung by all  present, and then F. W. Dowling,  who svas an admirable chair-man,  made a1 large hearted addressof svel-  conie   to the  visitinsr A.. B.'s  -Delivered to any part 'of the district.  ^-\  Good.'*--Fresh and Clean.. Prices Right.    ���  ��U'i  Motto-���(Due price and fair treatment to all'-  to the visiting" A.. B.'s and  other assembled guests.. Next came  a- song,. "-'Jessie's Dream,."'by Jas.  Stables; selection, orchestra; song,'  "Bluebell,," W. F. Fisher;, speech,  "A. P..", Arctic Chief H. E'. Brown;-  song, "Courting,"' JYif):. Stables;  song, "Pat's- Kx-ile,'" ID. Sullivan;  short stories aud ' "What he svould  like lo know about Goats,.'' Rev.  A. M. Ross; song, "Good Morning  Carrie,."' Capt. Alexander-;:selection,  orchestra; '.'The responsibilities assumed -by all members of fraternal  and: benevolent societies,.*"'. J-. A-..  Fraser; speech, "A.O.U.W.," Rev.  H\ L. Stephenson; song, "Paradise.  Alley," C. Hickman:: recitation,  "What Would' You Have Done,"'  C. Culleu; selection,, orchestra.  Refreshments- svere served,", after  svhich everyone was treated to numerous smokes and tlie piograrnuie  resumed svith a song, "Leehlorin,"'  by Jas> Stables;: "Pioneer Experiences," E. J. Thain;. song, ."Sauer  Kraut," J. Prescott; song, "On the-  Sly," E. Rosselli; speech, "Good  Fellowship" E. M. N. Woods;-  song,. "The Stor-m. Fiend," W. E-  Fisher; reading, "Hosv Ruby  Played," F. W.. Dowling;: song,  "In Zanzibar,.'" Capt. Alexander,  The guests then passedi a vote of  thanks and gave three cheers for  their hosts, the hosts- cheered the  Arctic Brotherhood, everybody joined, in the singing of the national  anthem and. the gathering dispersed  after a most enjoyable evening.  TABLES ii* .'LUMSI  Iron   Store.  TN.  ATLIN,  B. C  Brewers   of Lager , Beer  and Porter a  SMALL AND LARGE ORDERS PROMPTLY FILLED'.-  The. KOOTENAY HOTEL  i      .'���' OPEN-DAY AND NIGHT;  THE. DINING-ROOM   IS CONDUCTED  O'N STRICTLY FIRST-  :   ' CLASS   PRINCIPLES.  DIXON   &   SCHULZ,   Proprietors.  Gorner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B,. C  FIRST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN    CONNECTION.  CHOICEST SVINES, ligUORS ANI) CIGARS'���CASE GTOI1S A SI'tCUtTY.  Tq Whom it May Concern*.  I am holding; as- treasure?: for bhe  Atlin-Juueau Road Fund,, a sum of  $4S svhich svas subscribed' in sums  of Si each by miners and others-in  the district. As the project is now  abundance!. I propose on 33th inst.,  unless ans* objection is made, to pay  the amount over to the St. Andrew's  Hospital, here, for the benefit of  that institution. Donated-Ross.  Atliu,. B.C., 4tli>Jan., 10,06.  Church    Notices.  Clmrcl. or Iiii-rland : St. .Slii.-tiiiVCJlin.'.oh ���  Si.i.ihi.v services: Matins lit 11 a. in.; I-'vr.i-  sD.iy, 7:'.!() p. in. Celebration of Holy Communion, 1st Sunday In each inont-h and on  .-perial occasions. S-nuda-y .School ���. Sunday,  at '���'��� u. in. (Jommittoe Meetings, 1st Thursday  cnnli iiKint.li.    Hk'.v. V. !��. Stei)li9iisc��n, reutor.  St.. Andrew's I'l'eshyterian Church hold  services in the Church' on Second .Street.  Morning service at 11 ;'-evening; service, -7 :3U.  Sunday School at, the close of tl.c moriiing  service.   Rev. A. M. Ross, minister.  ���*>/vv*--am>a-v>-/'��a*/wvs^^  ������yv^A/wv��������������AAAA*v���v'*���Arf^^  When    Writing,   Use  <$�����������<$��������>&����������!&,&���  The Weather..  The losvest and highest temperatures and-precipitation recci'deci for  the week, are as-follows :*  Dec.  Jan:  PrecipitaHon.  M��a  Jlih..  Rain.  Snow  2Q,  2.O.  ���^   2  ���111.  ���in.  to-  4.      I  .���  ��� ,  3*  3i  0  ��� . "  %  I  OVV  29     o  37  28  ���  X  3  3-2'.  ^5-  ���-���  lA  4  2'5*  J.%     -���  <fc  Executed Cheaply,   Promptly and Satisfactorily.  . THE CLAIM OFFICE.  of*  And Sell for the  Lowest Prices in Camp


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