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 ��� *<>*Uria,*Jniiin--  Kit  P  I'iir*  ���3��  ���i  m  ft  7s\  fTT  f'S,  & 17-VS  VOL.  ATUtf,    13.  C,    SATURDAY,    JANUARY,    6,    jt,oo.  NO.  3v.  TURN OF THE T  John Bull Talces His  ��� ,-   Coat-Off '���   :  Wtile Europe .Stands  ��� Sack Amazed.- .'  Roberts'" and .Kitchener  En >Route' to Africa,-  (The follow ing; is a" lcsume'-of  Soutii�� African affairs tin to Jan.,3,'  supplied   hy the Athn jNews Agen-  }j graphic   coniniunicatioii with   1-Jul-  lor."' '  '. Reports from Mafeking say: ''Ba-  d"ii ' Powell has repulsed the Boers,  who are not aggressive. The siege  ; radical Is  raised."  General .Mothuen   is  entrenched  at  Modder river awaiting reinforcements and supplies hefoieadvancing  to   the  relief   of Kimbeney. which  latter place is still safe.    He 'is o,~  posed liy a loice  ot"  15,000   Boeis,  who hold all the points  of vantage  along the route.-   The artillery   aie  using   lyddite  shells,   aud. so  dc  tructive liave  they   been   that   li  Boers   have  been rcompelled to f:0'  .back   out   of   range.-    The   Boers  fuied   011   two  occasions   to  carr*-  Ktmberley by storm.'    The  Britisl  troops cheered the enemy on to thc  attack and then   annihilated  them  with their deacllv fire.    The   Boer?  wjthdiew out of ranee of the A'.ax-  im guns. ' -��� <  The. Orange Free State is great!;;,  dispirited over luethueu be'.rg able  to hold the Boers' advance in check  cy,   of    which    Mr.     Mansfield   is  and claim that   the Transvaal* ha-  manager.    The despatches are com    "laced Boer officers iu'e-omniand   c  piitd at  Skaga'-.x    ir&iu   the  latest   their men Ptr.ui.~t then- wishes  Canad-.au     pa .ers   a-1d   forwarded ���   . Gen    Galacre  has fallen back Lo  immediately after anival   of boat.)  London, Jan. 3 ���General Rob  f"-1 K has 1v��<mi annriintod chief ii  command ol" the troops in South  Africa. The V at ileoaitrnenI ha1*  given him a free.hand. General  Kitcnener, the heio ot Onidiuman,  is to be chief of staff, and meel<=  Lord Roberts at Gibraltai en route  lo the Cape.    Both have sailed.  General Wfrrcn, in command oi  the Fifth division, has sailed frqn:  England,for the seat of war.  The second'Caii.iui.iii eontingtnt,  con-sisiitig of 1,000 men, equalls O-  vided between aitillen and mounted inlaiitn, ha\e sailed from Hal:-  fax, N. S , and were given a gnat  ovation.  General White reporting ou the  sort'e at Ladysmith sa\s: '"ihe  loss was small; the health of tin.  troops good; entertain 1:0 fear o4  being able to hold out; am iu helio-  'i.p'io.t the b.ise of Buller's���(line  11.13L be Is'eih.ieii's)���position. Bul-  \ix loot 800 killed, wounded ai*'',  missing at the Tugela- river engage-  men l\ The Boer losses also \ver'���  heavy. Bullei is now occupied fortifying his position, 'while waiting  for fiesh artillery and troops. Boers  ���ccupy six miles . of entrenchment  aud are stieugthening their artillery,  '.atcs' repot ts show that the Boe*s  have superior artillery, but badly  strained, otherwise the British losse=  would have been enormous.  The Canadian and Australian  troops held Boers in check ard prevented line of communication being  cut. '  The feeling in the Dominion over  ���'���"uller's reverse -is intense. The  Government has placed at the disposal of the Imperial authorities  '.s entire available force of .36,000  uen. Australia isxalso sending ad-  'l.tional troops.  The   whole  Empire   is   aroused.  John Bull has taken off his coal.,  Europe stands luck amazed at the  displav-of strength being made b\  Britain. The uavv is called 01 t in  full force reads for am Hiiropsan  1 emergency. '  -One hundred and fifty thousand  Fcninns are said to be preparing tr  invade Canada, svilh headquarter  at. boston, Philadelphia and Bh Halo  Vi      j  The United ^ States Government i<=  said to bc'taking precautions to prevent their ciossmg the frontier.  Loudon, Dec. 16���There' was c)  ���enewal this morning on t^e sloe s  exchange of the persistent runu r-  of the reheToi Ladyeimth and thr  capture of 10,600. Boeis, hut the  War Ofiice and alb other officials  iitterh discredit the report, whic-  is generally behe\reel to have beei  started'whh tne object of unload'*!"  Kaffir shares.    -  Winston   Churchill-_,has   escaped  from Pretoria. t ,  >  The correspondent or the Stan-  clirdat Modder River, describ~*'g  che fight at Magersfbuleln, s-iv,.���  ���'Six miles had to be covered bi  fore the Highland Brig Kb co,jIt-  reach the Boers' stronghold.  the Biitish. But just heiorc the  Biitish secured a touting o*i the top  of the hill, some 'one. ���uiioag than  'shouted "Fix b iy oneN and give  them cold steel'' At' . l.,is the  Boeis fled into the dr.rkne-..-..    .,   -  *��  -     AS BERIViX     '        "    '  ���  Beihn, Dec    12.���Gen   Gaticie's  leveise  at  Stnr.nberg  w.is jo\ fully  greeted   in the slies.Li of Belli 1. 1ml '  l!"-;   ne\\"-paoois   foi   lbs: 4mosl pait  -.ie letlcnt on the sub'ect.    '     - "  t-'  --1-'-.'3  i  fFOL:T OK   MAPS.  Lo.-dou,  Lee    15 ���General Gal-  -.t.'re's    ili-5t.5ti.-r   at  Storm berg   has '  rietn bkiinccl   on   a  lack  of knowledge of the cotiiitry     According tot-_^  die Dailv Tclegiaju, when the ss'ar  began, 'there were no   official   man.-*   r���  ds alible  at the Cane and therefore  it is* probable'ih.it Gen.   Galacre is <���  -?cill svithout thfin. . '    ,  'Paiis*   Ddc   iz *���The Pech  "our-  11 il says'to-ci.'i>   'thnt   M'  '>.-lca->se,  .aun--ter   oi  . Po'-i'oii  T..L*, has  IcFeely aod-Co^  , , (lylvMlTlU).)  ���  f  Paints,  Oils,   Varnishes,  Sash and Boors, . j  Tinware, Graniteyware, Grockery \  AH kinds of Tinsmith work done. \  Corner of Fii.^t anel Peaii Mrcs-l.,  BKAGKSmTWS  GOAL. "       ��� -i  ....FRESH   HEW   GQfJ>DS   JUST  IN....  e  ^��  Largest ann Bics'r vSju.kctivd Stock ok  Groceries, Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils, Boots m6.  Shoes, Rubber Goods and Miners' Supplies.  Jt    1=  ���iot" yet clear through \vhal ni'r;  chance the force, which ss:as led b,  guides came upon the Boer trejcl:-  es so unexpectedly and so sudden  Beyond qutstibn ' t':e ' bosra -.vci.  aware of the a ipr >ach of ihe J^-r.tisi. 1  and had prepared to receive them  According to one versio.*,, two Highlanders,'through ucrvo.is'ie-s, discharged their rifles prematuie's,  but it is equally possible lhat the  advance Boer scouts couveved the  intelligence. Our men were totally unprep'ared. 'l'hey had no;  es*en fixed bayonets. The disable:  svas all the more exasperating, be  cause of' the consciousness " tliat  had -the brigade' bceiv extended  and with bas onets fixed the trench  miglu have beeiv rushed with far  less loss of life.''  The London Globe, on this saj*s:  ''The country is prepared for au\  sacrifice. In the famous words 01  Gen. Sheridan, 'All must now go  in.' "  The St. James Gazette:    "Whe-  we have retiieved our  defeats,   a-.7  have restoreel the supie u.icy o   o  flag, sve can criticise and ins esLi^.n^.  To-day we must act."  The Westminster   Gazette,-(Literal), svhich has o ipo��ed   the   \sai  says:    "We are bound to cairy tlie  war  to   a   s lcce^iftil   issue,"'and  adds,''' the iccko; i-i^ sMlIi'tlic* gos-  ernmeut will co**..." lat.i "  'London, Dec 15. - Tint the  Boers are in deadly dread of the  British bayonet is illustrateel in the  full accounts now arriving of previous sorties It seems that in Sir  Archibald Hunter's sally from Ladysmith to capture the Bo^r guns.,  the British did not carry bayonets.  While they were storming the hills,  the Boers suddenly roused from  sleep, rushed to the edge, aud  upeaecl. an ind:. scrim mite rire apou  -recened pi oof th it che di orde-s  *���, hiclv resulted iii the Mi'udir 'of  hreuch naval, cffh'ei-, jxi Skwaug-  Chao, > China, "_re'j��.mi\, u 'ie fomented by, the Hi lush. The naper'  utges tho mii:i-��i.er that-uosv  is* the,  time to avenge Fashoda   .        ' .  1 , , ,,  The whole 'Preach i>re*s' is ruging-  ss*ar.    with'    Eu^jlaud. , svhich   the  Figaro calls "a giant   with   feel  of:  clay." ,    v  I'he Echo de Paris'says: .Fug-  la id's uav,v is her only line of de-  feuce, and this is vulnerable because it is at the mercy of the ele-  mer.ts "  Adpiiial Dupont, in the Gauloisv  urges the uinnsdiiie completion of  the naval plans au'd the voting of  credits to* prepare- the French fleei  for svaf.  VUT HIS FOOT IN IT.  Vicloria, Dec. '10.���An uuplea-*  sa^it'epi ode occuned at the Pioneers' Liuner. last night^ wjien Lieutenant-Governor iYcTnncs said thnit  the United States owed its existence  to Gieat Britain holding European  Uvins from interfering.' T'lic*  '-0 g' t CoumiI 'Smith to his feet,.  1 - 'y .igit'ilcd, who said that Itt  1 ) i.cl not forget the eveutsof lOiirty-  i'iva yeais ii'go, when the Unite*!  Slates was struggling for its very  exisLcuce,'and Great Britain wm  affording all assistance to theSout'ln,,  the deadly foe of the Union. "Thif  was proved b>* the Alabama claiur  of $15,000,000 which (ireat Britarn:.  paid.. The Lieul.-GovernoT repliei  that seven ruiillion of that claim  remained unpaid yet. 'Tlie affair  has caused a most nainftil sen -a ti.om  Mr. Bernard McDonald, tlie successor to Mr. W. A. Carl-.'e, -i'  General Mmiger of the Hnl-sli  America Corporation properl'u-s.  has arrived in R;ssland aud taken  charge of the Le Roi airl ill t'l;  other irxine-i of LiLe b'g  cor 1 >." 1 .  .*...  1  >l .    v  5  :A  S   - ^1  ���  -    j; {jfl  '   ��� .'  'ill  s* . i* I  -   * * "���   h\  -' '   \$\  1  .-I  *  M  '   i;      -41  7''il  -.1 "f   [  1  1  H  t B  '8  .ill  i  m ATLTN,   B.   C,   SATURDAY,    jANtlAfeV fi.  .B���rgrac;  ' 1  }"l  T.HE    AT UN   Claim.  Published   every    Su( 111-dit.v   uun'iiii.;-;, li.v  Tim Ati.ij�� Claim   Pum/ThiiiM. Co.  Olliee ol iMililicafKin:  Kucr.i.il l.eiweei. Ti'liinoriind I'l'iirl St .vols..  Advei'tisin;_\,i'iites .uu.li> known on n|iplieu-  tion. .    .  Our subscription price, is *?! a ,v��>ur, puy-  11.I1I0 in iidvuncu. No paper will I>l> "delivered  unless tho'iie conditions are complio.l with.  An imperious necessity stares  us  in  the  face.    Not a  week   passes  but demonstrates the urgent, pressing need for a hospital   fund   to  be  ��� devoted to  the  care   and  maintenance   of those  who   are  so   unfor-  '   tunate as to be sick or   injured   and  are at the same time   penniless.    It  is worse than useless to   deny   that  there  are   no   very   poor   iu   our  midst.    They  do exist���that is the  exact   word���in very   considerable  numbers    trying    to   live  out the  very rigid-winter on   provisions,, in  many cases,   altogether  inadequate  , for   their   maintenance   in   decent  comfort and health.    Already three  cases of scurvy  are  reported  from  Spruce creek  and  doubtless  there  are many other cases  more  or less  in ah   incipient stage.    There  are  also  known  to   be  several   severe  cases of frost bite, two men already  haviug lost a part of   a  foot  each.  That    there  will   be   lots  of more  sickness and accidents goes without  saying in an inclement section  like  this, and   the  question  will   "not"  down, What provision is  made, - or  can be made, to meet the exigency?  The  matter  will admit of no delay  and an answer isr demanded,   right  uosv.    What are  we   going t to  do  about it?    Iii   the ' sacred' name   of |  humanity   the  sick   and  perishing jI1CW ou  must be succored, even if the  well  have to go hungry, but  is  not  the  burden too heavy to   bear  for  this I  poor  and subscription-saddled com- \  munity?    What  have sve a govern-'  ment for?    What have we members  for?    Is  it  to  tax ��� and  mulct the  miners (who are  the  backbone  of  the country) within an inch of their  lives, anel when they are in ill luck,  sickness and  distress  to  let  them  sate rebel, but also 'regret' io sa\  that the -strain is getting nearly too  much for them. Felloss'.-citizeus,  the remedy is iu our own hands,  lull, and pull altogether. Don't  delay. Naturally, we all of us  would dislike to' see our boasted  Atlin in the position of a supplicant,  although iu reality she would onh  be asking what is well within her  right; but duty is paramount to  any other consideration and our duty is plain.  Judging by- the tenor of the latest despatches from South Africa,  low-water mark was reached 'iii  General Buller's repulse at rTugela  River. Since, things are beginning  to look brighter all round anel the  tide ot i Boer invasion has been  stopped. Mafeking reports siege  virtually raised. Kimberley seems  well able to stanel the enemy off  and has Methuen's array close at  hand. General White reports confidently that he can holel Ladysmith and is in heliographic communication with Buller's relieving  force. Very important too is 'the  statement that dissensions exist between the Transvaalers and the Free'  Staters. The appointment,,of the  old war-horse, Lord Roberts" of  Caudahar to the supreme command,  will be hailed with delight by every man in the British army, >for he  is as popular as Buller is otherwise,  and any morale the troops may  have lost ou account of recent reverses will be fully restored by his  advent on the scene. We think sve  may confidently look for better  news   from   the  seat  of svar  from  cents a pound. Today the cost of  production and deli\;ery is near to 6  cents per pound. Theconstantly increasing use pi copper in electric de.  vices aiid appliances ,of every sort  has swelled ��� the demand for thc  metal svhcrever'electricity is being  introduced. Since 1894 the demand  has'increased 50 percent. Previous  to that date there was an annual increase in production of about" 10 per  cent.1, but thence forward it has ase-  raged a fraction less then 4 percent.  Meanwhile" the demand from abroad:  has been constantly augmented, and  since January 1,663,420 tons of copper have been exported from  America.  One hundred anel fifty thousand  Fenians are reported to be massing  on the other side of the border for  the invasion of Canada. We have  heard the story before. How they  are going to evade Uncle Samuel  anel get over "unbeknownst" to  him is a problem. If they should  get over they will be warmly welcomed anel invited  to  stay "perma-  ,. 111 1   4.~  4.1,��� ,    1;1.' Inentlv in the  Dominion'in lots 6 by  die anel be  damned  to  them,   like | - .  2.    Come  ou.    We   have just finished   shooting  Christmas  turkeys  anel are looking for bigger game.  rats in a   hole?    It   certainly  looks  that way.    To remedy this  danger  which now confronts us   sve   would  suggest  the   calling   of   a    public,  meeting at once  and   the  presenta- ��� ' PRODUCTION OF COPPER.  tion to the Provincial  Secretary   ofi     Half a century ago the   north   of  '    < *        I ,  the unvarnished facts  of the  case, \ Lake Superior  svas   an    important  pointing  ��ut  to him  the   pressing (mining section, and produced great  need of the government granting  a | quantities of copper.    Appearances  suurof   not less   than  a  thous md ' indicate that the region   will  again  dollars, the same to be controlled���irank as a large producer of copper,  say by the Gold Commissioner. A:The Parry Sound district is also  copy of this memorial might be I coming to the front, and while cop-  sent also to each   of our  members, ,per mining there is as yet in its ini-  -      HOW THEY TAKE IT:  The feeling in London over the  Gatacre disaster in South Africa is  expressed in the following 'paragraph from the Daily Mail: "Apart  from the loss "of 700 men, the unexpected Boer success may cause a  more serious disaffection among the  Cape" Dutch. The" Government  should at once despatch" -more  troops."  The Daily News:, \!'Gen. Gat-  acre's reverse'is a sad commentary  on the difficulty of military.. operar  lions' in , a semi-civilizeel country.  The enemy's spies are, everywhere  and there-'is 'much reason7to 'fear  that our equipment is inadequate  and our scouting insufficient. Of  course he will be immediately ' re-  enforced." -   ���  The Standard.: " "Tho-event is  in the highest degree deplorable  anel will-militate much against our,  success in the colony, especially in  tlie northern anel western portion  of it, already honeycomeei by .disaffection."  The Pall Mall Gazette: " The  country's calm will again surprise  the continent. If the blow is more  serious than it appears, neither the  crown nor the ministry will be in  elanger of even a single seelitious^  vilitying howl in the street. We have  confidence in those svho are lighting for us and  iu  their  directors."  mentioned    iu   nearly  cv^ry^ paia-  giaph.'    The   brave   Irish   soldiers  have ever been to the front.   ' Their  courage aud   dash   arc  one of the  strongest'pillars of the   British ' r.m-  piic."    Lt  is needles.-; Lo remind ourselves that our bravest and greatest'  generals'    have      been      Irishmen.  Without  depreciating in Ihc srnall:  est degree the ���������plehclid ,valor of''the  Scotch   ar.d   English   rcgimcnL-:,   L  would like   to  say   that,   whalr-vi''-"  Ihis   terrible  svar  brings   forth, - it  should bring about a  bettor   fcolirig  between thc>English and Irish pi.':*   -  pie.     Let   us, all,resolve lo granl-all,  sve   can   'to   brave,    generous  and  warni-hear'tcd people.  Among them -  arc some of our best and-most hos-  pilable friends.  Let 1 s gise Lo Lhcm  every pris ilege .we possess oursels es  and   then   we    shall   always   have'  their strong arms and  warm   brave  hearts iu our hour of need, -which  sve shall surely   meet a?' we -travel  doss'u the ages.   Pium; Richards.  Late'an officer in the'lrish Brigade.  . 'Liverpool, Nov. 17, 1S99.  LIST YOUR  LOTS  AT  Rant & Jones,  ���      -,   .   OLDEST"  -,"   : ESTABLISHED  v. ��� BROKERS   ,'   .  OF ATLIN'.     ;.���  Agents', for "the John Irving Na-''  vigatioii* Company.  Pearl St., At-lin; B. C.  HAVE GONE FORWARD. '  .Orange River, Dec. 10.���Halt  the Canadian contingent have" gone  lorward. Like the Australian con:  tingent they have been put to stiff  woric since their arrival,   and   ha\-e  BROWNLEE & LOWRY  J. tl. Browiilee, P. I. S., D. L. S.  R. C. Lowry, A. M. I. C. E.  Civil and Hydraulic Engineers,  Land Surveyors.  Peak 1. Street, Ati.in,'B. C.  7   E. L. PILLMAN  .  Funeral   Director   and  Embalm er  Third and Discovery,    Atlin, B. C.  Ho.lie>> Embalmed tor Shipment a Specialty  Orders ou short not inc. .        ,  All kinds  of  I'linem!'Supplies,  at  reusbn-  uble rutes.  been    building    sidings,  erecting  platforms and tendering the usual  routine service. They are in excellent condition and  very zealous.  giving them pretty plainly to understand that their efforts would  tell for or against them iu the ensuing election. This seems to us  the obvious method of procedure,  if any better  is  suggested   we   will  six months of 1899   the  output   of j  in the   United  Stales  reached  total of 124,487 tons, or an average  OAE  LUNK LiiFT.  Montreal, Dec.   12.���-The  C.   P.  R. Company's telegrapus announce  tnat tne cable betsveen ban Thomas  .and. L/O'inclci, on me  svest  coast  ot  Liie  'result of tins is chat oiie  cable  between ioanzioar and   Aden,   on   the  , east coast, is now  the only   means  fc e of communication  with South Aln-  tial stages the indications  are most , ,.   .  , , . , .    Ainca lias' been   interrupted,  favorable.    Demand for the metal is '��� ���  almost unlimited.     During the first j  gladly    aelopt   it.      Meantime   the jot    20,748   tons   per  month.    The  sick must be attended to, funds for  that purpose are at zero, and sve  must once more must dip our hands  into our pockets pending the action  ot the government. IL might be  arranged that those advancing any  moues for the cause should do so  as an emergency loan, to be repaid  from the grant. We are pleased to  say that several of our citizens  have  been (loing gooel work in pri-  mines in Europe within the same  period have produced a total of 43,-  629 tons. In Europe, notwithstanding the bulk produced since January  :,the entire stock of copper does not  exceed 16,000 tons. Within five  years the price of copper has advanced  from io cents to 18 1-2 and 19 cents  per pound. In 1894 copper svas  produced from the best  mines  and  ca.  THli iKlSn SOLDIERS.  Editor Claim: - ��>ir, ��� When  Rudyard Kipling came out of the  delirium winch had existed so  many weeks during his illness, he  asked: "lias anyone called.-1"  'I'llis svas the modest enquiry of a  man at whose bedside the svliole  svorlcl had been watcmng.  In reaeling over tue telegrams to-  ULES   EGGERT  Swiss Watchmaker.  Has charge of government instruments.    First street, Atlin.  In'A. S. Gross' Store.  -   Shot-Guns, Rifles, Revol- %  vers and every description of Sporting Goods  at  TISBALL'S GUN STORE  VANCOUVER.  6    Catalogue mailed on application.  ���K^<K^0W<>im����0��t>>a*l^Kt*  Direct   to , Vancouver   in  Three   Days  -TH,  1 0  delivered in New York at  about   8 I dav one sees   the   Da Win   t-usdjers  r6TH    AND     26TH  EACH   MONTH.  OF  A. ,H.  BAKER,   Agent,  C. R-.  ()h.ce, .**,'><u  1  \  A  'ft  I  i  V  1  tl'  i-  rA--i  ���f"  1  i  f  V,  1  ti*  f.'  'X  ���m  tff, n  Hfl  msmmm  "V i  W  ��'**  V\(Ai  w  ft  k  IS)  -*i'  SA'TURDAV,'JANUARY    o, 1900.  Wi v  {V  |f|  ll>'l>  j.' v  f  i'i*.  r1*'  /*���'  P.  f!>  ,news is brief.  .���Wed11e.sd.1v, Dec. 6 The Commer-  cial 'Cable Company has declareel a  dividend.  A Bill feir the  construction   of a  Pacific Cable is before Congress.  The nominations for the bye-  elections in "Ontario took place yesterday. ���' ��� .  , President McKinley's message to  Cougiess cos crs all matters of Nn-  lioral interest. The Loudon morning wipers approve its forward poli-  , c\ of cxpai siou. -  It is probable a seventh a nny  division will be ordered to South  Africa. IL is also said thai General'.Lord Robots may supersede  Geneial Buller in the  command   of  ty  - the campaign. The Dancers ssere  'engaged in a slight brush with the  Modder river force on Nov. 30th.  Coiilin ted stories come in of ihe  absolulcdisrcgaid by Ihe- Boeis of  'many of the usages of civilized warfare. - ,1  Thursday, Dec. 7.'���The Labor,  ministry, of Queensland has resigned.' , . ' -  .   Count Tolstoi is seriously ill.  .The Paris press is clamoring for  war with Great Britaii . -  There    is    a   strong   movement  against bucket-shops in the   United  - States, ��  William Weir, late Piesident of  the Bar*que Ville Marie, has been  sentenced to tsvo gears' imprisonment.  The b.g   United   States   railway-  arc endeavoring to get a   12-montl  extension1 of   immunity   from   the'  Safety Appliance Act.  Lads smith has been hard pressed  since last Wednesday by exceptionally hot bombardment. It is .said  .that 6,000 Free Staters are returning across the border, oss*ing to  anxiecy for their homes. The  Burghers are very active in North-  -, ern Cape Colony.  Friday, Dec. S.���The Paris So:  cialists- want the separation of  church anel state.  The Galapagos Islands are pros--  ing a subject of heart-burning  among the more avaricious of the  Powers.        .  Lord Methuen lies at. Modder  river awaiting reinforcements and  General Cronje . is, encamped at 1  'Spyfontein, 15 miles nearer Kim-  berley General Buller is at Frese,  near Colenso, and   so  two decisive  'day, en used the death of 60 employes/  ' The reciprocity Lrealies between  the United States and the Brit:sh  Colonies and 'Fiance 1 espedis ely  will go be foi e Congress for ratification this week.  The forces ol" Lord Methuen and  Gcu. Cronje are uudersLood io be  engaged near Spyfontein. General  White sent out 'a ���-���mall -reooin-  uoitring party ycstculay, svhich  seized a strong Boer position and  silenced tsvo big guns.  Tuesday,, Dec. 12.---J. G. Scott  is returned for Mayor of New -  Westminster.  The Elder-Dempster Line steamer Merrimac is posted lost at  Lloyd's.      ' '      .  1   United   States  Senator   Mason's  resolution'  of   sympathy   svith   the  South   African   republic,   has   bee  referred  lo   the   foreign   Relation-  Committee. c    -  j General Gatacre svas dri\*en back  from Strom berg,  Cape   Colons',   on  Sunday   svith" a   loss ^of 700  men,"  killed, wounded and "taken   prisoner,     Fifty of Lord   Methuen's' column svere  also  captured  by   Gen.  Cronje's men yesteiday.    "  , Tt has decided that the > official  'opening *->f .the Paris Exposition  will take place on Saturclay,~ April  14th,* and not Easter Sunday, as  originally intended.   '  ...THE KOOTENAY...  - ���     ,?AR ���  ELEGATs TJ A* FURNISHED  BACHELOR    APARTMENTS.  Rooms with Brussels carpets,  a stove in each, anel all accessories.  Billiard anel Pool Tables.'  JACK   BYRON,'   Prop.  PINE TREE HOTEL.  DISCOVERY, B. C.  When you come to Discovery take  shelter under the tree.  Finest of liejuors.    Good   stabling.  "When in Atlin -stop  .  . at the . .  OLYMPIC HOTEL  ���   Firsr Street.  Hkaoouaktkrs  i'or   Ljciip's St.  Louis Lagkr Bkkr. .  First class Restaurant in connection.  A.  BURKE,   Manager.  engagements are hourly expecteel.  The Canadiau Regiment has joined  Methuen's column.  Saturday,   Dec.   9.���The  United  States .sugar crop is   about  normal.  Colonial policy is  occupying  the  deliberations of the  French   Deputies.  The interested powers have  agreed to subscribe lo 'the "open  door" policy in China.  The bridges at  the   Modder  and  Tugela rivers have been rebuilt and  communication successfully  restored between   the  advancing   British  .columns and their bases' of supply.  Sunday,   Dec.   10.--The  Green-  way   Government admits its defeat.  The Century Methodist  Fund  is  past the half-million mark.  Miller and   Waller  won   the .six      Leaves Skagway every TiiN Days  day bicycle race at Madison Square  for Seattle   and   British   Columbia ;  Comfortably furnished rooms  anel excellent board at reduced rates for the winter.  Call and investigate.  BRITISH HOTEL,  "  Corner First and Discovers*.  THE    ALASKA    FLYER  65 hours to Seattle. '  "S.S. HUMBOLDT"  Due at Skagway  Sunday,   Jan. 14-,   WOO.  Gardens  New York,  - An   explosion in No. 7 coal mine  tit Carbonado,, near Tacoma, yester-  V  Fine Job Printing at  The Claim  ports. ' Buy your tickets at the office ���  of Pacific Clipper Line, Skagway.     j  ��� W, H. TRiGGS,; Agent.    \  *TOi,&9.'7i!!ri*^S^^^  \ "^.^"gffig-JWr^  *l*OT^(ffTOJR!W  '-"���^"'"���"wro-si^^ A'T/JN',    K:'  C,    SATDHDAY, ��� JANTAR V 6".  PICKED UP HER/c AND THERE.  'PERSONALS.  Ale:  Godfrey,  Chief f'illie and  P. BUHNS & ���  St..\.i.liM.��'sl��rr>sli.vt->riiii..'lm.vliliolilM..-| !)_   Meil/-.icS left for    the   OIllsidC-AO;,''. , -  \ires in tlir Arctic Uri'thci-lmpil ll.ill. Srcniid i , ,V"'"'     M  m!���.>.���( iM-tw.-riiTiM.inor mill ivm'i. on Si,..- 'day.     1 he lonncr tsvo go   to   Van--; ����  ilu.v ut l'l:'l(l ii. in.uud 7::'(l p.m. Siiiuluy school  ut I! ���'I'I |i.ni. Kcv-.JoIni l'r'ni^lc. II. A., minister.  UhiiVch  ol    Kiililnud  survicch \\ ill  lie  lii'ld  ,ut ijoriipr Truiiior and Third streets on Sun-  "ilu.V'ot 11 u. ini'an.l 7:!UI p.'m.  '    ��� Fresh Fish; Onions, Hggs at Parsons Produce Co.  ' The ' 'deferred Christmas "-Tree"  with ' all its wealth of beautiful presents svas displayed in the A. B.  hall last evening, the little children  giving a preliminary entertainment  which was followed by the presenta-.  tion to Rev. Mr. Pringle of a baud-  some album of Atlin-views.' ��� x  ' ' Wanted���-'Immediately', a-20 by  40 tent. Apply at the Olympic  Hotel; First street.  .'- Our'thanks arc* due Mr. -S.. A.  Siuythe for handsome "photographs  of the Claim's palatial offices anel  good looking staff. ��� * ' " . ��� ' ��� >���  ��� Don't   forget. that - you  can   get  cotiver and the latter to Bennett. ', ,  ',CI Cullc'n and H.  Noyes  Jell  oh  Thursday niorning, the',former '{01   "  Victoria and the  latter   foi;   Wash.-'p.'  ' /   :    I'.'vr.'i l :  mgton, IV. C.      ��� t    ��� ���. ,.,    ';.i:! ,  '-���M.i;. 'D:-'Fountain,   Mr. .-H.'.Brosvh.L.''  anel. Mrs, G.   Hayes   left   on ,\Ved- j  uesdav   for   Skaguav.    Mr... Foun-1  tain wilt proceed  16  ^"I'liie in.the  spring. -  ,,,������,;    .',-,  Wholesale   -   and ^/'Retail   ~   But&hers.  * �� *.       '.'���" ���'   . *. >���  .... r  Builders'' Hardware, Miners' SnppBu^s,  ;���:"'">,'.'." V...     ���'���:, "tinware,.    , ���..  ''���������>:���.��� ;���.-.; ::t r Qraspiteware,  WmXCm,     SoXC'  t7'NSHOP ''IN - CONNECTION'.    '  !-,'*���"��� *' :},'!'i'.-'-.  ..���ii  1 n R R W A R D EN' S M EET ING..  The  fire warden's meeting, held  in .the rooms of the B.  A-.; C. ��� store  pn   Saturday   evening ���, svas     very  largely attended. ,.-���..,    . .   " .,  . Mr..J. A. Fraser was/voted, to the,,  chair:    , "������'���.  After considerable discussion had  taken place as to' perfecting the  s) stem-and'''placing: ,it- on- a more  solid  bases,   Chief. Dillie. was   in-  Tn��&*7B1MN  & CO. (Limited.';  FIRST STi'l'IsT.,  ATI IN, I). C.'r  THE" 'GttAND^llOTEL  Fresh   Fish,   Onions, Eggs Labra- structed to proceed, with , the pur-  ��� dor Herring, nice -Pickled Pork anel ' ...  many    other    things    at    Parsons  Produce Co. -    ���  Rev. John Pringle is iu'receipt of  a communication from the Hon.  Mr. Mulock, Postrnaster-Ge'*eral al  Ottawa, anent the non-delivery of  newspapers and low-grade mail  matter in Atlin during the winter  months. Mr. Mulock promises  this shall be rectified at once, aud  says he ' has sent instructions to  that effect. . Atliners will nosy be  able to mail uesvspapers out for one  cent, and also keep better posted on  the stirring events occurring in the  outside world.  Christmas cards al Dockiill's.  "- One of the best articles for gooel  health is a wholesome loaf of bread  at 12 cents and a first-class jneal at  50 cents at the Pioneer Bakery.  E. Halverson, 'who had been  trapping on Sucker lake, and had  the misfortune to .have a foot frozen, is now an inmate of the hospital and being well -careel for. On  Tuesday Dr. Lewis amputated part  of thc damaged foot,   including all-  chase, in Vancouver or Victoria, of 12  fire extinguishers, the.same not. too  FINEST EQUI.Pl>ED~ir.OTEL LN TKK'NORTH. ,; KYKRYTfl ING  '   '       '   'CONDUCTED  LN   FLR-Vf-CLASS  MANNER-  '*. . -   .  ---' ���'"��� ��� ''J')'���:' ,- , ,;,    ���  '       R'lCK  &'HASTFKr.' PKOJ'lilKTORS:     DA ViTi   Hastu-:,   Maxadhk.  ���.,*..       ,    -  , ' / ;  *    -    - 'Cqriier ol First anel Discovery Streets.  ' , ,  exceed a cost  of $240 .per .dozen;_ didn't eventuate.    -     ���  r  also  to'expend  the  sum of ��50.111   ... A ! return match is announced'fertile  purchase  of    material for  rer next .week.  plenishing same after being used I . ���������:���; ��� '  Six buckets of water,, for 'emer- 'THE STROM BERG . REPULSE,  gehcy purposes, were .ordered lo lie , Mqlicuo, Dec. 10.��� Gen. Gat-  kepl at each of the following acre's c- movements 'lo-clay may be  places: B. A. C. store,. .Kootenay termed a,.reconnaissance in force.  Hotel and Grand Hotel. The doors 'The object'was to ascertain the  of the various fire "halls--to remain.'strength of' the position of the  unlocked.' ������-,..  plains their absence. Dp to the best  des* atch, the news received here  was compiled at Bennett. Now. it  apveafs, the despatches, in order to  ensure reliability anel promptm"-'.-*.  .r>i i1'?'"be i>*.ade tip at Skaguay. This  will ��r.taii an additional cost'of c���  cci'.r rcr Vio'.d to ' the present late,  anel it i'-. hoped the subscribers lo  the hul'.ijnns previously issued, wilt  not -hjeet to meet this extra cc��*t.  lit   nuisi   t*e    understood . thai   Mr.  Boers, svho..were strongly entrench- j ?.:fn;-*fiold  ;ves no remuneration  J.   A.  Anderson to be alternative eel along the Strom berg range.    He j for the woik he does in this respect,  relieving officer  andj. Bvron to be left   Putter's' Kraal    shortly   after j There  i-* .Lxr-ei-se  apart, from   the  second chief.  av fighting I telpr-,ra~h<-'"'.T?n as  type-wiiter  and  j.ooo   men. 1 messenger,   anel what was formerlv  The secretary was   iustnicled   l��, j^ejiviug Molt'euo ni   '-���   o'clock   iau | subscribed   meiely   jiaid   these.     If  sve are   to   have  a'Continuation   of  communicate with the traus-:orta- evening", he ' made a menioriible  tion officials en route asking for a i night march over the rocks and  reduction  in freight rates on extin-1 'eldt" .   T^re was no sound except  ��� a steady tramp, and,.there'were   no I subscribers  distinguishing    lights,    the bright; -:"-' ,_7   moon    having    gone   down  "about  in 730.    The column arrived  safely  ��� within a "Couple of miles of its' destination", "the inarch hearing an occasional sudden call of "Halt " under  the belief that the Boers were near.'  Suddenly a terrific fire opened  sim-  ulta*"eously ou the British front a"d  ! right flank.    Thc Ros al Irish P. ifles,  "'fwho   forriied   the  advance,   sought  the toes    and Mr. Halverson is do-iH.  Young;   backs,   Rant  a::d   Le- i?hclt".'r behind the neighboring ko. -  ca-pellaiu;   half-backs. Byron. Gre-'je, a*.d were speedily joined by   the  gory and Vat.ghan; forwards,- Fin- remainder of the column.     It  was  eler,   Dickson, Wheeling-Sammons  and   Richardson   ( Captain.)     The  Trailers ��� Goal,     Pilling*    backs,  this superb service it  is -obvious   a  slight  ir.crea -e  must be. made   hi?  guishers anel fire materials- _  Meeting adjourned.  FOOTBALL   MATCH.  A first-class game of football was  held on the ice ou New Year's  afternoon.    The teams were  selected',  Atliners vs. Stickeen   Trailer-, ?.nd !  were as   Collosvs:    Atliuites���Go;  backs,  ing as svell as can be expected. :  Oh!  say!    That ss*as nice pickled  pork I got yesterday.    Where?    At  P. P. Co.'s; where else?  The   Atliu   Whist  Club  met on  Thursday   evening  in the spacious  dining room   of the  Hotel' Grand.  The  attendance was very large and  all   present    expressed   their  high  Assessment  r'Gvirtcial-  Rcvenue Tax A  tci  r-tlin and Pcnnctl; ako Hi visions of  Cassia? Distriet.  Reed   and Robh; h  Todd   and Lawrence  Lasvrence. !r., Smith, Brown% Dick  and  Luniselen   ( Ca-ilaiu.")    Mr.   J  soon found, however that this  posi-1   .  lion a'so was covered by Boer guns, !rhe statutes,  that  Rcve,u,�� Tax ,,?���T"a  Which were more powerful than hatl'^taxi's, levied under tho "���Asses,��.ttn.|,t Act"aro  The troops there-! *�����'�� (l"<-, f"*' tlie j-eur ii):c.  A,.l..!,��i'tl,.\ts.-  been snoposeel. ,  .alf-bacts, Lillie,   fore sought a safer position ahr.ut half ���*'f\LT lh.Ie��**:ier.,iio��i,Wrut-..viSS:  .r    �� , ,     ,, .1 ll PHi'l on or Inf ire.lni.u 3. th, lllw,.  :e, sr.; forwards,   a mile away,  tsvo lyattertes m   the     Ti.m-iifth*of , ���,r n-.���t.��., ,.P1,i ,.,-������  ' meantime engaging the   Boers  ard  ��rty.   -  covering the troops in   their   svith  I   T"'> ���������"' <-��h>-i.;,ii  clrasval.    The. action   row   lvvrnv.  vitlncul" v 1 Id I.i,. il.  t'lin-li.i.'l ul  0)1-  11   asscssi il  satisfaction   svith   the new quarters ' Williams acted as referee and   gave  general, at long range, and a detach- j <���.,,' "'"' u    ���������'���'������������-���"������������ i'-r-oi...i i,r.,���-  and   arrangements.    Club  meeting 'satisfaction    to  all.    The 'AUine'r* iivenf-of mounled _ infantry   moved j ..(..u M, ��� tl(.|, ���, tlu. ;,���.(,n,r ���,.,,,, |ipr ,,,.  Auro, al disolavs.    Lowest recorded \first   half ll��ur'    Jack Byr0n* ^~ \ Rifies :u:d lhe *^*"'>niberlai'd Reg-  i..mt^r-.��..rt!    ���,,   k0i^.-    ..^y    i       cularlv      d'istir.guishiiig     himself,   -ment sveiv rent out lo meet   it.    It  Wnt       I ��   e    nVn��, TT* \ Bnds were changed for  the  second  ��� ���i discovcrcd   hosves'er. U?a.t  morning.      Last    esemug  at  b:���o e Uhe  Boers   unci   tnacluue-guus   well  half and although   the Stickeeners     ,       ,        , f,,��� i,,:f:.^    �� :.a   ;.,\H ���������  & - i placed, and tue British, were  coii.-  did"  everything    hard   play     and i pelled to tace a terrible fire.-: Find-  science cotilel effect they   could  not ing  it  impossible to hold-the,pesi-  Last  there occurred  a display  of mock  moons, very clearly outlined  score against the defence of the Atliners who with three goals to their  crcdit were   content   to   let    .svell  tion, iu the face of an enemy appar  eutly superior iu position, numbers  and artillery, ^the British   retired  to  Meuleiio, the Boers following up the  To Liberal-Conservatives of Atlin, ,      , , c , .      ..   ,       - -    ���  'enough  alone and hght entirely on .retirement closlv and bringing guns  L'.scovery,    and   Surrounding  the defensive. ,to bear on the retiring column.  District. . The*    spectators   were  numerous j j  ~     \        ^7^     ~  a incftiiijr ��iii i��e iiciii at the offico ��f .sir.'and enthusiastic, everv   good  point! IHF WARbJvKVLC '..  c. sv.suuorsseooii.. St   Atlin o',sv��iir-;oflav  ^       hearti[v 'appklKlet1>;    The   'excellent   bulletin   service  (ii.yove..i..K.Ju.iu.iryiuth. ut h oei��ek. for       h    - & -   _1.1, furnished   our citizens  eluriiig  the  ti.,. p���r���ose of f��P,ni,.��.. Wbe,ai^.,Wrv��-; Before   the  game  the  Stickeeners' Uiont'is bv Mr. Mansfield  ^li^r^T���^: i "rth0U*ht to,haw a s"ft r P'b��l  -as lacking last week.    The snow-  r��MlPn>rt��,��4��w<., |llke    11,a">'    oUier   S��od   things  it l>U,cka<.le ot\    Ihc.   WhiU;  Pfjsn  ex-  miiri' tl.,ii! tw. ,it.\-tl,< Hsu. .| ilo'lu,..,, ,���.,, ilf ,j  oi'f-v|i ntti'i' (if tine [M.r ot-nt.: v. !,<���!��� sm-h ,..\.  ^������.'.'���i-'ivi I'hvi 1 t.i Ihow.-.iuil (l,,||,.,s I.-, (. a���,|  /. "-.-. I il (if ot," pel' (.(>iit.  II" pilid on ��)i- alter tlio 1st Jnlj . l!.'i.:  P'm.i-iiilli-ul i,i.e i'''i'1 i'iit.   in   leu   j'ldi���  erty.'   .  "1 lii'".< l.-i' cent,  im  the  asvP:.st,e|   \aIi!f of  wild ill..d.  Vrhree-foiij-ths ol oup per crnt. on jior.soi ul  propcrtj.  On .so much ol the iiicoini: of nny person as  tiNccfili. ���).!��> tho.isi.tul .'ollurs, tho following  ruti-s. iiniiu-ly, u-on sic", excess, when the  same is not more than ten thoiit-iinu dollars,  one and oiic-diia.'tcr ol one per cent.; when  such excess is ovei1 ten thoiibuii.l dollars  un'l not more than twenty thousand dollars  one 11 ��<1 one-half ot one per rent.; when such  excess is over twenty thousand dollars, one  u id three-duiu'ters of one i ( r cent.  Revenue tux. *?:<.(('iipv eai itti.  J. 11. GRAHAM,  As (sr.-c i- and CoUcvtfi-r-  Atlin. V. t'., Jmu in'y iii". I'.iij.


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