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The Atlin Claim Jan 27, 1900

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 ; ��>)    ���  I  .   ' ��     '. . i  <  ,i '*  1,  VOL.' 2  ATLIN;   B. C,   SATURDAY,.   JANUARY,    27,    xcjoo.,  NO. 40.  IS'  ft  v  f?A  i  1 jh --  McLennan, McFeely and Co.  (Llmiticd.)  Paints,  Oils,   Varnishes,  Builders' Hardware,  Sash and Doors,  Tinware, [Graniteware, Crockery  r  All kinds of Tinsmith work done  * \  <       ,���  Corner of First and Pearl Street.  ��� . . . FRESH  NEW  GOODS  JUST IN....  J. St. Clafb Blackett and Co.  '���-"���.-     '   .'������,-.-. -.:   . .    - ������-  - '-,   ' Lvlrgbst and Bkst Selected Stock ov  Groceries,' Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils, Boots and  Shoes, Rubber Goods and Miners' Supplies.  IRON .'STORE    -    -:-   ���-'--'---*-  COR. ��� 1ST  AND TRAY NOR.:  BIG   HYDRAULIC  CONTRACT.  Messrs. Brown- and Sinclair to Com-  r   mence Work on a  Halt a  -   ,.    Million j Foot   Job.  Messrs.' Sinclair and Brown were  distance supposed to \>z 160 vards.1  The prizes were .'-four fat chickens,*  of which '- Mrs.;".-.Walter Jefferies  "waltzed off* with threi, Mrs/Ward'  securing the other, the remainder,  of the fair competitors being no-"  where.'1   More  events are to follow'  ���-the    recipients ,of   a  telegram  0:11 and practise is the order of the day  Tuesday   from Hawkins and Chris-  " topher," of the White Pass Rail way,1  --atrfra^Hicing- that ��� the* contract  for  the catting and sxyply of,   roaj~-ily  soea^fng,   half  a   million', feet   of  lumber for the Wright  Creek   Hy-  - draulic Company-had bsen avvirded  them. -    Instructions" were also wired for work to be commenced without any unnecessary delay and that  the  contract  would follow by mail.  Acting' on  these instructio is  the  contractors will start a  large force  , of men at cutting and hauling logs,  and    erecting    the required  cam  buildings at the' mouth   of - Wrigh  Creek next week.  A mill with the- capacity of at  least 10,000 feet per diem with ai,  engine of 20-horse power is now on  the way in and will be placed in  position on the edge of Surprise  Lake,   near the mouth of the creek.  The mill, it is calculated, will be  erected, and everything in apple  pie order for making a start on the  1st of April, and it will be run,  day and night, Sundays included,  until half a million feet is cut. This  is expected to be not later than the  first  of June, or 61 days in all.  It has been rumcred that the old  Sinclair mill on the lake front  would be moved up to Surprise  also, but this will not be so, as the  contractors are confident that the  new mill alone will be able to complete the contract at the above  specified date.  The Wright Creek Hydraulic  Company have secured special licenses for the cutting of timber  around Sufprise- Lake, and the contractors anticipate no. difficulty in  securing the desired amount.  Small boys ' are  hereby   warned   to  give the lake a wide berth.  '   "jl:"  . SMART BOYS. - .  An alarm at 4 o'clock on Thursday afternooa brought put the fire  brigade at the doable quickv The  conflagration proved to be nothing  more serious than the burning out  of the stove pipe at the Bank of  Commerce and was easily extinguished. The manager 'of the  bank, Mr. De JexJ was so pleased  with the exceeding promptness'dis-  olayed by the brigade that he pre-  ? Mited them on the spot with ten  bllars.  UDYSMITH 0. K.  Bulier Crosses the Tugefa River  r 1  at Several Points.  The Boers Retreating All Along  > the Line.  GUOD  SHOT.  The. ladies or Atlin  had a rifle  match 011 Monday on the broad ex  ;in.-;e of! the lake's snowy bosom ���  John Moore, a colored man, and  for many years .a miner in the old  Cassiar district, was brought down  from Fine City yesterday. He is  suffering from,_a paralytic stroke  and was pi iced in the hospital for  treatment,  Our old friend, Jack Frost, has  been getting in some pretty fine  work during the last couple of  days, the thermometer yesterda\  marking 43 below zero. Compensation is given by the bright sunny  days, which are invigorating to a  degree and brace a fellow up like a  pint of sparkling Moselle.  Owing to heavy snowstorms, we  have had no outside mail for the  past week, and we have had toder  pend upon telegrams entirely for  our budget of war news. A small  local mail arrived in from Bennett  on Thursday evening.  Word was received -in   Atlin  by  wire on Thursday of the marriage'  of Mr. D. Menzies, at Bennett,,  the  same    day.    Congratulations,,   old _  chap. j-  The Rev. Mr.   Pringle  left Ben-1  ��� nett for Allii.1. last Thursday,. :  - (The lutpsf opifome'of news over tlie w ire,  compiled unil forw arded lij Customs Collector Rtis,by, Skagn uj.)  '    J ' ATLIN,MAN. 2B, 15100.  - Lady smith is, said to be relieved.  Lord Dmidoiinlcl continues hi* victorious  inarch, mid is now at Aetonhomes, 12 mile  From Litd.vam.Hh.   -        w  The Boers have been"driven Vint of Colensi  mcl the to�� n burned.  .All the.BiitUh troops ha\ e crossed the Tula River.  . Boer, deserters arriving; at Colesberg ��tat-  ,thut the enemy had lost heavilv during Gei  French's advance.  Bulier wires from Spearman's Camp, Jim  18th: "Shelled Boer trenches all day; theii  loss quite heavy. The enem} 'in lurjje lumbers were seen retreating nort iwest froii  Ladysmith.. Balloon did good work in observing. " " '  'Littleton's force is advancing- upon Break-'  fontein,, under cover of  heavy artil'e'rj fir*  Gen. Warren, on the left, occupies a stiou.  iio,ition behind Spinktop.- Boers evacuatec1  Prieska Jan.' 15th, and retired .northward*-  across the ri\ei. Diimlo'ial 1 has turned tlif  right of the Boer 'position and now threut-  ���mis the Free'States^ His position isJv.Ui.uli.  from Ladysmith.  Methueii, Ja-. 17th, with the Hi *hlanf'  Brigade, drove the enemy from a strong  position on Brush River. <  The Boers are falling back on'Kimberley.  Kimberley still safe.  PROVINCIAL' NEWS.    .    , ,  Torpedo  boat  Virago put to sea from Victoria, Jan. 17th. .  Esfiuimalt fortifications are fully manned.  Tie B. C. Legislature still doing business  with one of a "liberal" majority.'  INTER-URBAN   NEWS.  The W. P A Yukon Railwuy rotary snow  plough arrived from the Summit Wednesday  night and left parly this morning. Desperate efforts v. ill be made to get through and  bring a train from Bennett to Skagway.  Trail from Skagway to Log Cabin still in  bad condition.  Should ha\e a train from Bennett on Sunday.  i        ^_���~���������-���^�����������  PERSONALS.  Geo. F. Smith leaves for Hugl-md on Monday. Ho takes several quartz and hydraulic  propositions with him.  Mr. Wells, our popular Minister of Education, is. getti.i,? over his nick apcll.  We are pleased to be able to state that  Mrs. Stephenso'i is in a fair way of recovery  from her late illness.  > Mr.Gillard, tho incoming manager of the  Bank of B.N. A., left Log Cabin on Wednesday last and is hourly expected to arrive  here. Mr. Anderson will probably tukc his  departure on Tuesday.  THE   CONSERVATIVES.  The third  weekly   meeting was  held in the Grand   Hotel   on   Wednesday   evening,    65   \oters   being  present.,   Mr.. E..J.  Thain,   in   the ,  absence of;Rev. F.   L.' Stephenson,,  acted as secretary, pro  tem.   .After  tlie usual routine business bad been  gone through with, Mr. Featherston-  haugh addressed the meeting,'.scoring Premier Laurier and his admin-  'stration   severely for broken promises" made Jto' British   Columbia  re  the   "employment'   of   Chinese   in  ���nines.    He*also animadverted most  lowerfully ,  upony "   the '   Quebec  french,   their  disloyalty ' in   main* r  cases" during   the "'piesefit   crisis,  v.heir numbers' and   power  111   Otta-  va, and advocated a weeding out of"  ���such rotten, branches of the  Canadian   body > politic. '    His   patriotic  remarks were recei\ ed with  enthu-  jiam, by   the    meeting  and  called '  brth'Vollevs of cheers. r-  Mr Thain then spoke* at consid-  arable  length on'.the advisability of  amending the   Mineral  and   Placer  fining "Acts  of British Colunibia,'  -o as to tend to discourage jumpers  if claims and protect bona'fide pur-  :hasers  of snch in a" more efficient,  nanner than is at present'piovided...  -v-his-took the, form of a mbtion-uud ������-���  the    secretary     was   instructed   to  communicate with    the  Hon.   the  Minister of Mines and the members -  of the district recommending  such"  amendments to the act! "'  The meeting"then adjourned.  MORE. PATRIOTISM.  At the Established Church services' last Sunday evening, the Rev.  F\ L. Stephenson made' an impassioned appeal to the congregation  on behalf .if the British Widows'  and Orphans' Fund. A collection  of $34.25 was taken up," which  will be transmitted home. The  amount given was most creditable  to the donors, when the smallness  of the congregation and the stringency of business is taken into consideration. As showing the-patriotic spirit evoked by the pastor's  noble effort one lady who was > unprepared for any extra call, put her  ring'in the collection bag' and- redeemed, it. the ,nexil da.y..  ���  "    NEW BOOKS IN'PRESS  Soon to be issued by the Claim  Publishing Co:'  ' '       "  '  The Boer,' his beastly habits and  general cussedness, with photographs  of his personal aroma; taken from  life,' by Ignatius Donnelly.  Sartor Resartus, new edition, by  Paxton.  Politics in the Far West, or, the  complete art of teaching sucking  politicians how to guzzle flapdoodle,  by "I saw yef."  A dissertation on beds and the  easiest methods of falling therefrom,  with a few cursory remarks forjudge Fry.  Why the Highlanders duSm't  brush away the barbed-wire fence  at Magersfontein. From a Scotch  point of view. Very conclusive 1*  Scotchmen. By Sandy MacPher-  son.  ��� My experiences in the Transvaal*  whilst in command- of the Atffis  Sour Dough Brigade, by Brig.HCieB-  Fetherstonhaugb, K. C. B.  The Principles and Practice -wf  Chemistry, .as applied to the Transmission of the precious metals froia.  the subject to the operator by 1WL  Allegoozleum. -M. ,-D., Sec., &c.fl.  author of ''Your Money Or.Touff  Life," "A Trucking Baby." "T*atk  Pulling Made, Profitable,1* &c���. fee,  William II.,. Emperor of Oar-  many, first saw the light 4~ years  ago ��� to-day'.'" "Die" Wacht ant  Rhein" is" in'order ������from our Gtr-  man. citizens. ��� :HocH!  m * '   "  .   1,    1     <  .,   A ' .   1.  r- \   ��   . ,^  1- s  -|f|  :J  il  9  i.-r  \ ���azvn};<��.?<?zzfz.?z��3!  -, ^^'I'-"-'-^'-*"'"*���^'*���..���'^-^':���*/i;iiyi.rf,^i,a5  iSBRil  \MM&$k '       0  AWJN,' 2. ^..'-SA'ThJrDAy,   JanUAk'v? a��.  SS23!S��>S3��V��SbZ  F>ti;".TaS'ii'-"*r'Tr^s^.'.>.^^^M..-.^.r.a^jw~'..'L.,��j..j'r>iff*g***>  The   Atlin   Claim.  Pulilitdied   liyory    Rutiirdny   uio'rniug   by  _Tiih A li,In Ci.ai.m  PuniiiBiiiNd Co.  OHici- ol publication! '  Sci-iiiijl lit tw(-(>n Triiiniii' mid  tVurl St ri-nts.  Advert isin^ l'litos imidc known on application.  Tin) subscription price is ��1 a year unviable- in iiilviuii-o. No pniiiM- will bo ilcliuM'i-il  mi less JlK'sL' condition:, are coin pi i oil with.  ed 35,000 tons of British beef and  brawn, and it any of our numetoiis  readers would like to present each  individual 'r'nnmy Atkins with a  pint of beer in recognition of his  services, the thing can' be easilx  done, as you have only to send -5,-  000 barrels ol 50 gallons each.   .'.  The meeting- held at the Bank of  Halifax 011 the 20th inst., to call  tlie attention of the Government to  its bouiiden,duty to erect suitable  buildings and offices for the trans-'  action of its business in Atlin  calls for, and has, the approbation of every well-wishing citizen in the community. Atlin has  passed the experimental stage of  its existence, taking place with  other recognized goldfields of British Columbia -and can Lot be treated as a baby in swaddling clothes  any lorger. Substantial buildings  erected by private enterprise are in  evidence on every hand and the  Government, which, ought  to  lead  1 in matteis of this'sort', is transacting all its business under canvas.  No regard is,seemingly had for the  health and comfort of its officials  who", have to  perform   their  duties  ,-, in-tents with a thermometer often  thirty and .more below zero.' 'Ko  proper piotection is 'afforded for the  hundreds, nay thousands, of valuable records ard deeds which could  never be replaced in ca.cie of their  loss and the destruction of which  would plunge the whole district's  business into one huge, indeterminate chaos. If, immediate action i*-  not taken 10 remedy this a- omaloas  stale of things- then the Government is proven guilty of a remissness tantamount to criminal  negli-  TO THE GOVERNMENT.  The latest telegrams to hand indicate more clearly the nature of  , the reverse General Lord Methuen's  ,forces sustained at Magerslbntein.  In war, .as in love, everything is  possible, as the Highland Biigade  now knows to its cost, and while  perhaps it is the roughest handling  they have ever received, not eve.i  'excepting . Quatre Bras, we have  no doubt they acquitted themselves  "in the light well up to their splendid  historical traditions. In this era of  im, roved engines of destruction,  bone, muscle and courage cannot  play so important a part as in for-  'mer wars- and a bullet can kill a  Highlander, however brave, ju*-t os  easily as it would anyone eke. The  long and short'of the mattc-i is that  the Highland irigade at Magers-  fontein ioui d themselves iua i-osl-  tiou where no llesh and blood  could stand ard live. Hide :t wee;  when the fortune of war brings  the same brigade and the Boers  face to face and hai d to hand may  God have mercy on the Boers, for  ��� assuredly the Highlanders will  wash out the temporary stu*i on  their colors in a sea  of Boer blood.  The British army in South Afri  'ca will soon total up the enormous'  number of 200,000 men. This  body, if drawn .up in line���shoulder to shoulder���in parade order,  would stretch along for -a distance  'of 76 .miles. ,Averaging 150 lbs.  .per man,   there would be represent-  Petilioning   for     Belter   Buildings  and  Accommodation.  The public meeting called lor ihe  purpose of petitioning the government for better governmental quarters in Atlin, 'was held in the spacious off.ee of Ihe Bank of Halifax  last Satuiday evening.  Mr. J. A. Eraser, manager for  the Parsons Fiociuce Co., was voted to the chair, and after outlining; the obiect for which the meet-  ing had been called, invited Mr. A.  C. Hirschfeld to read a draft ot the  petition, which is as' follows:  To the Hon. Francis Carter-Cotton,  Minister of Public Works, British  Columbia: -   .  The petition of the undersigned  voters and taxpayers in' the town  of Atlin, Humbly showeth as-follows: , - ��� . - -  Whereas . the Atlin Lake and  Bennett Division cf _' the Cassiar  District is to-day one of the richest  miiHiig districts in the Fro\ince of  British'.Columbia;-" ���'"   <--     ,-y  And whereas the population of  the's-iid district is now 9,000, and  steadily increasing;   .  And whereas the town of. Atlin is  the headquarters of the Government A gent-and Gold Commissioner,and the.commercial centre of the  district:  And whereas there are now in  the town of Atlm the following  banking institutions, namely: The  Canadian Bank of Commerce, the  .Yieicrai Is of Halifax and the Bank  of British North America, all now  doing business in buildings of their  own;  And whereas the following firms  are t-il.-o'cairying oh business in the  town of Atlin, namely the British  American Con oration .Ltd., the  i'-u^ons Produce Co., the Atlin  Coivuiercial Co., Thos. Dunn & Co.,  j. K. Clair Blackett &. Co., Cum-  mirgs tSi Richardson, Rant &  Jones', l-'ortin & Lecappellain, McLennan & McFeely, Burns & Co.,  J. B\ion, Rice & Hastie, the Alaska Meicantile & fining Corpora-  f.on.'.X. C Cross & Co., Foley's,  Vv. Cockrill & Co., Olive & Co.,  Tugwell & Co., the Atlin Mining  & Investment Bureau. All of* the  xaicl linns have at great cost built  hiige and modern buildings thereby  showing their confdeuce in the district. And there are besides these  firms numbers of small firms engaged in mercantile pursuits and  occupying their own premises in  the said town of Atlin. And there  are also numbers of private dwellings now built and being built in  the said town;  And whereas the Government offices now existing in the said town  are by no means adequate or suitable for the business now carried  on within the district;  1 And whereas the revenue derived from the 'district is very large;  And whereas -the assessed   value  of property within the district is  $294.3J5.- of which two-thirds at  least is -in the town of Atlin, as  can be seen by perusing the assessment roll now in the Government  Office at Atlin.  And whereas amongst the buildings ,now in existence the Grand  L-Jxtel cost $14,000, tlie Metropole,  .#7,000, the' Kootcuay, $3,000, the  iVoithern $3,ceo, the Russell $5,-  000, the British American Corporation $6,000, tlie Parsons Produce  Co.,'$8,000, Blackclt &.' Co,.' $4,-  000, the Alaska Mining & Mercantile Co., $4,000.  And wheieas tlie Legislature at  its last^"session .voted .the ��� sum ol  $10,000 for building ptuposes in  the town of Atlin;  And whereas the business of the  Government '-Agent, Gold-Commissioner and Mining Recorder is now  carried,on in,tents: ,.,',  Your petitioners therefore pray:  ;, (1.) That suitable .Government  buildings ibe at" once .built', in'tlie  town of Atlin; (2.) That a further  sum of monev be granted in addi-  tion.to the $10,000 now voted, so  tnat the' buildings to be erected  may.be complete and modern in every detail and,'Stiitable ;lo~the,;re-  quirements of official business doiie.  Copies of the above wTere ordered  forwarded to the members, for Cassiar, C. W. Clifford, and Capt. 'J.  Irving, asking", co-operation in.  bringing this matter to the attention" of the Government.   -  LIST YOUR  LOTS At'  ���      ' ' ��� ODDEST.    .:  '    :-':'ESTA|njSHEJ) '  '  <���   BROKERS.    .-  '���   '���- ��� .-   '     'OF ATLIN.  Ageutri'lbV tlie'John-,Irving Navigation Company.  1'eaki, St., Ati.in, B. C.  ��ULES   EGGERT-  Swiss Watchmaker.  Has charge of government instruments. ..First street, Atlin.  In  A. S. Cross'Store.  Comfortably furnished rooms  and  excellent  board  at  reduced rates  for the  winter.  Call and investigate.   -  '     BRITISH HOTEL!  Corner First and Discovery.  THE'   ALASKA    FLYER  65 hours to Seattle.  "S.S; HUMBOLI '  ?5,  Due at Skagway .    '  Thursday, FeSi. 24-,   1QOO.T.  Leaves Skagway every Ten Days  for Seattle   and   British  Columbia  ports.  l Buy your tickets at the office  of Pacific Clipper Line, Skagway.  W. H. TRIGGS, Agent.  E�� L��'  Funeral   ^Director   and  ���   Embalmer  Third and Discovery,.   Atlin, B. C.  Bodies Embalmed for Shipment n Specialty  Orders 011 nliort noticu.  All kinds of  Kuueriil  Supplies  nt  rpiii.no*  able rates.  DISCOVERY, B. C  When you come to Discovery take  shelter under the tree.  Finest of liquors.    Good  stabl;,ig;  BIWWNLEE '& ,LOWRY  t        .1. II. Krownlce, P. I. S., I). I.. S.  '      R. C. I owry, A. M. I. C. I.  Civil and Hydraulic' Engineets, '  Land Surveyors..;  Peak 1- Strekt, ' Ati.in, B. C.  . ** ��� r ,  ���ft4>'O&*'O*O��0��&��V#40*at'O4O$&��>'  I' Shot-Guns, Rifles," TRev'ol-  ��� vers and every desciip-  1 " ' tion, of Sporting -.Goods  %���   ;at r  .    :-  fflSDAIX'SiGDN  3      -' ���-    VANCOUVhR. - --  %.   ''Catalogue mailed on application.-     ���   o  ^        ---'-'      ;"   "- ���  Direct' to   Vancouver   in  !' 'Three'-Days,  5TH,     t6TH    AND    26TH    OF  EACH'  MONTH.  A.'H.   BAKER,   Agent,  '"   C.-R. R. Office,- Skagway.  Assessment Act' r.hd  Ficvincial  Rever.de Tax Act.  V '       .  x. ��� J -    -     *"   -     '   ��� - .    ���  Atlin jind'Feniieu lake Tivisicns of.  !       ..   Cassiar bigtiiet.  ..When in ,Atlin slop     r  . . at the . .  OLYMPIC HOTEL  '.   . First Street.  Headquarters for  Lemp's St.  Louis Lager Beer.  First class Restaurant in connection.  A. BURKE,   -Manager-.  Notice is lmrcl>> jiiven.-iu m-corilanue with  tlie Statutes, iii.it Itivi'inu- l,i.\ mid all  taxes, le\ii-ii imdiM' the "Asstssiiieiit Act" are  .low due tor the year l'JJ . A.-^t-aed ta\en  ,iri' (.olli-c.ibli- at tin-.l./ll<n\ i-ifi i.iU'i,. viz:  If paid 011 or b. ful-c .5inn- M^th, llhti:  '1 liree-iitttis ol om- per cent, o.i real piop-  erty.  T\\o and oiK-1'iill iii'i- I'i'iii. nn a��5.u��!>e<l  Mili.o of �� ill! land.  (liie-liaif ol ui.i' p."r i-cnt .im ,'i-i--oiml props  i-riy.  On so imii'li ot riio ii i-cni" nt iii-y pi'i--on us  exei-pcis om- liiiiUsiiml ilullni ��� tin- fellow iiiR  r.ites, niiiucl} , I'l.on siii-li cM'i'ss i.l iniiini',  w In'ti tli�� Minn-* i^ i,cit more ll.iin li*n tliur.-  Minil dollui'-., (im- i"'i-. i I'M.: w l.i'ii hi.ch ix-  i.t>s, i-, (i\,-r t'-n tlsnii-.uP(l ili'iinrs and not  more t hail I Wfiil.i -thiili��iiilil iiuili.rs, inn; lu.d  oi e-i|iiiirtt'i- <>l nni' pi-r i'��' it.: ,w ben -iicb ex-  iBd , is ui-i'i'l ��i'i t,\ ti.in.-tut(I umiars.-iine iinu  o.ii--.iiilf of on" pi '' n'lir.  If p.iiil on or iilt.-r tl.i- Isi Jnlj. 1UU):  Foili-Tift li-. ol 'in" prr i'"i.t. on rtnl linp-  frti'.       ' '     ,  'llii-eu pur cent, on ,t!in iit.si's-td value of  u ��1.1 land. ,  Tlir<Ju-loiirtJis of one per rent, on ptr-oual  in opei Iy.    " '  ,On-.-o inuiili.of tlui itit omt; of any person as  I'xi'ci'ils one ilions.inil dulh.ii s, the follow iuk  rates, namely, hi on ��urli *m��'ss, when the  a.iine' is not more than leii(tlioiiMind dollars;  one and one-qi.iii'ter ot one tier <eut.; when  suolt excess is ovtr ten' -thousand dolliirs  and not more than twenty flioii.-imd dollni'o  one and one-half of one tier cent.; when siieh  excess is.over twenty thousand dollarb, one.  and three-Miiarters, of one per cent.  - Revenue tax, ss.t.tlper capita. ,  4.IJ. GRAH.V.M,  Assessor ami CnlU'ctur.  Atlin, li. C, Jiuiaur) 2nd, I'Ji". ,  ,i\i.  ���1U1UIUIIUWJIIIIIIUU U.I1U1IIIUOIIU  KmwmmnmamssiKsama  ���>M*iiiKii.i*mtma>tiviv*m*mcxr^mni I  ', ^ V' V >L ''V ,  i,  ���������'��������  &#  ii -,��  SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1000  V  "���>>  I'll  If  If  ft  ii1'  t<*  J ������  \V  11  ��� 1  ��  Major   Featherstonliaugh's  Offer -off 211 Atlin Contin-  gent Acccepted.   -.'  ENROLLMENT     PROCEEDINC  NOBLY���ALL    ATLIN  ,..,".  MANTSTOGO.  The  second   meeting of the Proprietary club/heldun' the  spacious  apartments of the -Bank of Halifax,  on    Monday   evening,   to  consider  <���' the<adoplion ol the constitution-and  " by laws,    terminated   in  one  great  outburst of/patriotism,* -  s      ,wj   ,_  . All .Atlin���was present; jurist jostled    .with    banker;   minister   and  ,,   layman discussed^ the  piopitety  ol  cbilHard    playing  on   the" babb'ath;'  soldier and  physical,  in  turn discoursed on the advisability of more  troops and nurses for the Transvaal;  but   the   supreme     moment 'came  when the wine Lst had been passed  ancf'"old burgundy" shelved.    The  chairman's   call    ior   "nays"   was  -     ' / , t ht     ' - .  1    slowh dviu'g  and   an  adjomnment  ���.     -~-\ ��-'       . * ' '���>,',  , was in order.  '   ,   -    '      -t�� r       '���.'  , "Wait,   gentlemen,"   sa.d Majoi  Featnersloiihaugh, "  advancing    a  Jew teet iroin his heat,   and holding  -��� ln-his'up-uited ngiH hand a slip 'Oi  orange-tnited paper.   ''I lunik there  will t>e no need ior a  club  now,"  he went on, allowing a pause of sufficient interval to permit the assem-'  "bled member** to grasp' the intent; ot  his remaiks," and incidentally recqv-  er shimseif     horn . the   spa-*m    ot  ' "military ardour experienced  at \the  1 .reading- oi: the   thrilling   message,  "M'-j>r'I'-hold -in   ni)   -hand' a  reph  ,'frorhtthe Minister oi   Miktia,*  Hon."  ' , .Frederick   William Borden, accepting  the  onei' made by   the ^Athu  contingent loi sen vice  at   home  or  V abroad.    (Cheers   and   cheers.) ' 1  i, will read the tclcgiam (more cheers)  and   ask >ior  your   service**  imme-  .dialely���for   Oueen   and country.'  "Major  Featherstonhaugh read ' the  ��� despatch, a copy of which was given  to the Cj,aim at the termination   01  '    the patriotic gathering,   and  is  as  follows:  22nd Jan., 1900.  Captain   Featherstoiiutnigh,    Atlin,  B. C.  Services   of \nui*-elf   and    company accepted f*r   thud contingent  Join  iinmedtilely.     Equipment will  be supplied here.  TllK   MINISTER   Ol    MlUTIA.  Ottawa.   *  ' At the conclusion ol' the reading  the cheering became deafening and  - only , subsided when the Major  proceeded to * call for volunteers.  The first volunteer to put 'himself  on record was Dr. Lewis,' who, it  was stated, would go in the capacity; of surgeo'i. Rev. Mr. Stephenson was volunteer No. 2, and no  doubt would fill the position of  chapl iii\    The third volunteer was  fine Job Printing at  ���*', ?i'  The Claim  :ff:  i  "Mr. Richardson,' of" the Bank of  Halifax,' and following him on the  list came Mr. Binder, of tlie Bank of  British North~America. The last  two are young men, full* of the  stuff that makes British soldieis,  and if given an opportunity at the  front will'be forerunners of victorious engagements. _ At i this stage  the reporter _ left; but early Tuesday morning .learned that enrollment \yas 'proceeding in- a highly' satisfactory' manner, and ere  the trail 'is in anything like  satisfactory marching r order, the  full quota will have been secured.  Major Featherstonhaugh must be'  congratulated ,011 , his evidences of  extreme J loyalty -totl the Empire,  at a time when,-xthe downfall of  the.nation is voiced by, the entire  ���Eurooean press. ,   -  .  Ill   this    connection    it  .will   be  of   interest to' our  readers   to   give  a    few .incidents in ,the, ^honorable  career-.,- of   our^f doughty Captain  Himself an ^Eastern Canadian,   Mil"  jor    Featherstonhaugh,.. ionics    of  good    old   Irish <���   fighting ���  stock  Only recently-mention wab made in  the dispatchesfof .the .wounding   of  Brigadier -' General ���,   Fellierston- -  haugh,, who -was -with   Gen.   Me-  thuen, at, Belmont.    The wounded  soldier , is,     it  '.is     understood  a cousin .of our popular townsman  The Major attended Kingston Military   College," audpassecl'v en- creditable examinations irTgunnery, tactics,  military'history,  strategy   and  cognate '"subjects." ' He  eioeciallv  distii'.giiished: hiixjself'''duriug  the  Fenian" raid,- ' having^ 'been   mentioned "in" 'despatches: " 'He    has ,'  been ' a\-"resident "\jf-''-British   Co-  Li mbi a for the past'-:��  years,   and  since his arrival has identified himself with some of the 'largest mining ventures-in"the"province, and is  recognized "as an- expert' 61  sound  judgment."-1-'He is -equally at home  with;rifle or shotgun.' "Turkey and  trap-shooting - J are    favorite    pastimes '" with -"   Major   Featherstonhaugh;"!<'-he*'   having -.successfully  v  competed - against'' professionals in (  the- Western   Association   matches, ,  held'annuaUy(iii !Pacific Northwest  cities.   iWith'v the':'rifle1"  he   ha<*  perhaps  brought" down - more bear  and moose than-:an3-   two  men  in  British Columbia!t   In, politics, Mr.  Featherstonhaugh   is   a' Conservative,'and, 'we understand, has been  a consistent'oiie for -the past   forty  years.  '   ��� v ���-,;������ "  ; AN ATLTX   KOAX.  As the inside tof this paper vva*  being worked off 011 Tuesd ty woi d  was brought to the office that tlie  above telegram was "bogus. '���a  rank and heaven-smelling forgery  foisted on the above named gentleman by a person or persons whom  Mephisto has made adept pupils of.  To say that this practical joke wa��*  uncalled for, is stating it moderately. It was certainly in bad taste art  the present time, when thousand-**  of our valiant soldiers he cold  on the Transvaal border. To the  block with such men; they are tin-  British!.   .   t  .Our.,gallant JMajor has nut given  up bopt:, however. He expects ie  be in .touch 'with the department  ere long and then'he will have the  best'laugh. ''The .short and hur-  riedly-gotten-together sketch appearing above, will-lose none of  its, interest, to his'" many friends  in'Atlin, the least and the old country, arid wh'en his services aie accepted," *< which' we -have no doubt  will .be"the-case, the above- peu-pic-  ure -will ;be, appropriate.  r-��..;*',*-*"��  jfea^n  SP-*?!  1 .���w.-^m^�����-����^������i��SUa,!,^.-riJi;n,w, ,,V,V5S��lf^^-sa&iSSSW!SS�� 1-1  n  U;  i-i- ���  '    Al'fJN,    B.   C.r   SATURDAY,    JANUARY 27.  I -H'.       I  Mkt-fal  '. a!  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  r  I)  1"  Wi  .11  5-1  -tf.  IJl;  I'M  i��"  ..1 -  ,8:  U!  I  HI  hi  I' <  li.*  ill  I,  "if!  "J  'I  BURNS'   ANNIVERSARY  St. Andrew'�� Presbyterian churcli hold wer  vice* in the Ari-tie lirotlierliood Hall, Second  utreet between Trainor mid Pearl, on Sunday at 10:30 a. in.and "f.'M p.m. Sunday Huliool  at 2:30 p.m. Iter. John Priu-:lt, B. Administer.  Clmreli of England Kervice- will be held  at corner Trainor and Third streets on Sunday at 11 a. in. and 'I :!W) p. m.  E. C. Anbin, who spent several  months iu Atlin last summer,, is located in Greenwood, where he is  conducting a brokerage business.  Hay, Oats, Chop, Bran at Parsons Produce Co.  The Government Telegraph .Service, through Mr. Mansfield,, the  representative in Atlin, has- inaugurated a new departure in their  enterprising service. .The arrivals  and departures of boats at the port  of Skagway will in the future be  announced by bulletins placed in  all the prominent places in Atlin.  This is as it should be, because it  will enable merchants and the public generally to make better connection with outgoing boats- also to  further popularize this really good  service. * '-   ���<'  One of the' best articles' for good  hea?th is a wholesome loaf of bread  at 12 cents, and a first-class meal at  50 cents'at the Pioneer Bakery.  We think, it only fair to Dave  Hastie to call attention . to the liberal manner, in which he is placing  the handsome and commodious  "Grand Hotel at the service "of the  public on every worthy occasion,  such as the whist*. club, _ political-  meetings, -.concerts,-, etc:, at a nominal figure, less - in fact than the  outlay incurred by himself! The  ladies also highly appreciate his  kindness in throwing ooen to them  the well-furnished dressing room*;  upstairs. - It needs a whole-souled  man to inaugurate , such a liberal  policy, but there can be no doubt  that in the long run and by the  very fitness of things such a policy  will,reap its,well-earned reward.  : Fresh Fish, Onions, Eggs at Parsons Produce Co.", P. P. Co.'s store,  First street.  Gosh, man, SantJy! but ye can  tflt likea mavis! "Rothesay Bay"  brbcht the saut tears to my een,  and in fond memory F wis awa'  "doon the watter'' again, beueath  the sheddows of the bonnie Hieland  hills.    Thank ye, Sandy.  ��� Don't forget that you can get  Fresh Fish, Onions, Eggs, Labrador Herring, nice Pickled Pork and  many other things at Parsons  Produce Co.  Mr.  Joe , Bingham,   our worthy  pro tem   fire chief,   called  at  this  office and  left a sweeping challenge  from a  team  of  Stickine trailers,  seven iu number, to shoot any  Atlin team of equal number, a match  at  200  yards,   any  rifle,   military  rules to govern, for a supper to be  defrayed by the losers.    We don't  propose to allow these Stickine bog-  trotters to crow over us,   especially  as   we   have   already licked them  soundly at football, and an Atlinite,  who has shot at  Wimbledon, bere-  *hy invites all good . shots who are  ���willing to compete, to send in their  names to this office,  when  a team  can be selected to cut the combs of  these Stickine roosters.  With Music,   Song and Reading,' a  Rare Treat was Given the   ���  Scotch of Atlin.  The birthday' of Scotland's national poet wis celebrated in Atlin  in a very fitting manner by a grand  concert  in     the    spacious   dining  room of the Grand Hotel,   the   use  of which was granted for,the occasion   by mine  host Hastie  in   his  usual  generous   manner.     A  n'eirt"  platform    was  erected,   draped   by  Union Jacks, encircling the portrait  of Her  Gracious   Majesty under  which wa', another portrait  of.the  immortal ploughman,  who by ,'hA-r  genius has( won a place in  the   bosoms  of all  Scotchmen,   indeed we  may  say   of   all  English-speaking  Deoples." alone and unapproachable.  The committee,   of which   Mr.   A.  W. Shiels   was  the leadiug- spirit,  woie rosettes and sprigs of genuine  heather   and  left  nothing undone  which could minister  to the comfort of the audience or augment the  merits   of the entertainment.    W:  A.   Paxton,- officiated-as-chairman,  delivering, the address and sketching   briefly,  and to  the  point  the  leading incidents of the peer's life.  Then followed a selection of Scotch  melodies by Messrs.   Cameron  and  Pilling", flageolet and 5*1110.   Jarrj^s  Lumsden sang "Mary,'', with,great  feeling-and tenderness and was followed, by Mis. Blackett,   who sang  ".The Maid  of Dundee*'"'  most effectively,    receiving vast  ap J.vjse  for her effort.    The Highland,Fling  was then danced by Mr. Stables  in  the old  Scotch way, and that is the  only -way  it can be done proaerly.  Mr, Gregory  followed  with   "Just  One Girl"  and  the crowded audience gave him a chorus that could  nearly be heard at Discovery.   Mrs;  Burke's contribution   was   "Forget  those words in anger spoken," and  was fully up to her enviable  reputation as  a songstress.    Owing  to  the indisposition of Mr." Wells  he  was- unable  to give the recitation  set down for him,   but  a  volunteer  appeared in  the ever radiant and  popular  Sandy    MacPherson,  who  sung   "Rothesay  Bay"  in   a way  that brought down the house and  secured the heartiest of encores.  The second part' opened with a  selection by the orchestra and ��� was  followed by "Just as the sun went  down," rendered by W. W. Dickenson, who caught the popular  taste, and had to submit to -a  unanimous encore. His second  song, "The Prodigal Son," caught  the large audience immensely and  made one of the hits of the evening.  A character song, iu costume, by  Misses Durie and Brownlee, "I  don't want to play in your yard,"  tickled the hearers immensely and  was given with good taste and self-  possession. The chairman then  read Burns'immortal "Tamo'Shan-  ter." in a manner which- entirelv  satisfied a critical audience. Dr.  Cameron then played a few "Auld  Scotch sangs" on the English concertina and had to submit t^ a  triple encore. Mr. Lumsden followed with perhaps the mast beautiful of Bums' songs, " Afton  Water."- Every effdrt .this gentleman  P. BURNS # CO  Wholesale   -   and  11   ' i 1  Corner   First*   and  ' ��� V  /  -   Retail   -  Butchers.  PRARL   STREET'S.  Builders" Hardware, Miners' Supplies,  Tinware,  Graniteware,  Etc., Etc  TINSHOP  IN  CONNECTION.    ;  Tn��5. DUNN  ' & CO. (Limited.)  - FIRST STREET.  ATLIN, B. C. " .  THE GRAND  HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN  FIRST-CLASS MANNER.- '  Rick & Hastie, Proprietors;   DavijV Hastie, Manager.   '  - Corner of First and Discovery Streets.  an artistic delicacy and grasp of the.  poet's conception and-,''Afton ..Water was rendered in a manner which  world have delighted Burns' himself. As an encore Mr. Lumsden  gave the ever-popular " Tommy  Atkins/' and my!'didn't the audience just give .him a chorus.. Mrs.  Gregory then ' contributed! "The  Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Dooir,'"'  sweetly and clearly, very much as a  vScotch lassie would, and that must  be considered high praise. - The old  and ever new, duet, "When ye  gang awa' Jamie," was next given  by Mrs. Blackett and Mr. Stables,  followed   by    "Caller   Herrin," in  *_  costume by Miss Eva Brownlee. The  winsome" little lad3r charmed her  audience with her true and sweet  voice and artless expression., We  Drophesy a bright musical future  for ourlittle favorite. "A man's a  man for a' that," by Mr. Stables,  in his excellent, robust style  brought the programme to the end,  which was the singing en masse of  Auld Lang Syne and God Save  the Qneen with a fervor which  may have been equalled in other  places but certainly could not be  Excelled. .This brought to an .end  the most enjoyable and complete  entertainment  ever given in Atlin.  The proceeds of the concert will  be devoted to the new Presbyterian  Hospital, now in course of erection  and will net that worthy institution a handsome sura.  The only drawbacks of this most  enjoyable evening was the "unavoidable absence of Rev. Mr.  Pringle, and that of Mrs. Stephenson and Mr. Wells through sickness.  to*j69i3��7.- The appeal issued still  more recently by Lady Roberts on  behalf of'the1 Irish branch of the  Soldiers' and Sailors' Families Association had brought in at the end of  last week ^6,038. The'ane-il of  the Transvaal Committee -for subscriptions for the Boers has been  lying for a month before 3,000,000  Irish Nationalists,'audits -total .'list  of- subscrL tious- as--published this  morning in the 'Freeman's 'Journal. -  amounts tqu-^"83,io 2d.-���Times.  MONEY. TALKS.  Our Dublin Correspondent telegraphed on November 30:���It is  perhaps permissible to estimate the  value of the sympathy which a section of the Irish Nationalists professes to feel for the Boers by the  response of these persons to the  appeal issued by the Irish Transvaal  Committee. The fund started a  month ago by the Irish' Times in  aid of tlie Irish regiments' widows  makes  is characterized by 'and orphans amounted this morning  ���   CONFUSION WOS.3E CONFOUNDED. .  The Yukon   Sun   is 'trving   to  < -   -        ���     1 '  make us part of. N.-T. Territory,'  as the .following extract, taken  from that paper, .shows:   -  "I notice- a good -many people  have v not -*ysb learned .that - the  region around Dawson is no longer  a part of the Northwest Territory  and considerable mail is still directed 'Dawson.N. W. T.*". -This is an'  error. The proper- designation is  Yukon>Territory, and the initials,  if used at all, should be_Y.. T. This  change dates from the time when  Ogilvie became Commissioner, now  upwards of a year ago, his appointment being to Yukon Territory.  Bennett is in British Columbia, and  Atlin is in the Northwest Territory, and all north and east of that  is Yukon Territory, to Jack Wade  creek, which is the boundary  line. These differently named sections are all parts of the Dominion  of Canadi, like the division of the  United States into states and territories."  No,-brother Cunningham, we are  in the British Columbia banana belt  yet.  THE DAWSON FIRE.  The Dawson fire, announced in  these columns on the 14th inst!, had  its origin in a defective flue, and  resulted in damage being done to  the extent of $506,000. The buildings  destroyed include Opera House.  Monte Carlo, Bodega and many  other gambling saloons. The fire  was not near ' the business qeotrs.


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