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 *;tt  w  I'.'i  K*  ATLIN  -.     -4-.  I Ur-"    ��� ;'-'  '���: :--J  VOL.  14.  ATLIN,   B. C.,, SATURDAY.  f-   -        y                 /  JANUARY    37,   .906.  N(  342  111.: ���  I'i.  ��>ir"  y ���  ife  lit If  P  I"1  to  Lv'  \4-  fa  'V  TELEGRAPHIC.  VESSELS WRECKED  ON B. C. COAST  Passenger Steamer Foundered  Near Beale Lighthouse.  OVER   100   PERSONS   WENT DOWN.  Only Six People Survive���Sailing  Ship King- David Wrecked in  ��� December and Men Marooned  on Desolate Reef���Six of Crew  Lost���English Liberals, Have  Large Majority.  [Sl'ECIAI, TO TUB  CLAIM.] '  '  Victoria,, B. C, Jan. 21.���The  fact has just become known that the  British ship King David was totally  wrecked on the west coast of .Vancouver island on the 13th of December last. The captaih and part of  the   crew   of   the   lost   ship  were  . brought to this city yesterday after  having ' been   marooned  for over a  - month' 011 a desolate reef near  Nootka, and where they had existed  on shell fish and a few provisions  which they saved" from the wreck.  ��� Shortly after the ship's crew had  been cast on the reef six of the men  set out in a small boat for Cape  Beale to get relief, but they have  not since been heard from. Sail-  maker McLeod,.of the wrecked vessel, went insane and died aboard  the steamer Queen City after she  had rescued the marooned men.  Victoria, B. C, Jan. 24.���The  steamship Valencia, which was taking the run between San Francisco  and Seattle in place of- the steamer  City of Pueblo���which latter vessel  broke her- shaft recently while off  the mouth of the Columbia river  and is at present undergoing repairs���foundered off -Point Beale  yesterday afternoon. The crew  and passengers hastily launched  and embarked in the ships small  boats and endeavored to reach land.  There was a tremendous sea running at the time and so far only six  survivors have reached safety.  Many of the boats were swamped  and the occupants drowned within  sight of the lighthouse keepers at  Point Beale, but it was utterly impossible for the latter lo go to their  assistance as the breaking of the  surf was so terrific that a boat could  not be launched by them. Those  who were successful in reaching  shore state that there were fully one  hundred passengers aboard the iII-  lated vessel, and it is almost certain  that these and the majority of the  . crew have perished. No further  details are obtainable at present.  London, Jan., 25.���Mr. Donald  MacMaster, a Canadian lawyer from  Montreal, who for some time has resided in London, was badly defeated  yesterday in the Leigh  division  of  Lancashire, when lie,contested thai  constituency on the Unionist ticket.  The majority against him was'  2.006. The above seal has alwa3'.s  gone Liberal during the past .three  generations.    -  The standing of the parlies up to  Wednesday evening, the 24th inst.,  was tis follows: -Liberals, 274;  Labor, 42; Conservatives, 115; Nationalists, So.  San Francisco, Jan. 25.���Sbizuo  Kondo, a'Japanese capitalist who is  at present in this city while on 'his  way from London to Japan, sa}'S  that he , has seven million pounds  of paid,up English capital deposited  in London which will be invested  in mills, machine^', etc., by a recently organized Anglo-Japanese  corporation.  London, Jan. 25.���The fifth anni-  versaiy of the accession to the  throne of King Edward was appropriately celebrated throughout the  United Kingdom on Sunday last.  San Francisco, Jan. 25.���After a  hard fought contest in this city on  Monday night Joe Gans,-the colored  Baltimore pugilist who is the lightweight champion, knocked out  Mike (Twin) Sullivan in the fifteenth round of what was to have  been" a twenty-round bout. Gans  was the aggressor from the start to  the finish. Sullivan was game and  made several brave rallies but they  were of no use as Gans, being more  superior, never allowed the former  to gain an advantage. A big crowd  viewed the contest.  Vancouver, B. C, Jan. 25.���The  news has just been received here  from Shoal Baj', an up coast logging-  camp, that Duncan Craig, a logger  of that place, recently became crazed  while on aii excessive spree and  had made a most desperate attempt  to commit suicide. lie saturated  his clothing with kerosene and then  set fire to himself. His screams of  agony brought help, and the flames  were quickly smothered, but not before the. man had been terribly  burned and he will likely die as a  result of his rash act.  London, Jan. 26.���Hon. Henry  Asquith, Ihe newly appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer, this week  stated .that it is the intention of the  present Liberal government to give  the Transvaal and Orange River  Colony a form of responsible government, similar to that enjoyed by  Canada, at ��� the earliest possible  moment at which such a measure  would be adaptable.  Vancouver, B.C., Jan. 26.���Prince  Arthur of England will reach Canada from Japan, where he has been  conferring an order on the Emperor  of Japan on behalf of King Edward,  on or about March 28th, when he  will proceed direct to Ottawa, and  where he will be the guest of the  Governor General, Earl Grey.  A. J. Morlry has defeated Chas.  Hayward for the mayoralty of Victoria after a very exciting contest.  has   been   elected  thereby snowing-  ���   W. G. Gillet  mayor of Nelson  under the Houston party.  OKNKKAT,  njcws.  The Masonic grand lodge of Al-  'berta will meet at Medicine Plat on  Feb. 14th.  The United Slates congress has  passed the Phillippine tariff bill by  a vote of 258 to 71.  The Canadian Northern railway  company recently placed orders for  equipment aggregating two million  dollars. ���  The stock brokerage firm ofB.  H. Hoyt & Co., of New York, failed last week with liabilities of over  $50,000.  Albert T. Patrick, the New York  lawyer awaiting execution at Sing  Sing prison for murder, has ' been  repreived until March 19th.  The British remount commission  will again visit western Canada this  year for the purpose of purchasing  horses for the use the army of Great  Britain. t  , A treaty between , the United  States, Great Britain- and Canada  has been concluded whereby an international park has been established at Niagara Falls.  An Atlantic City despatch .says  the Clyde liner Cherokee, from San  Domingo to New York, went ashore  on a sandbar near South Brigantine  life-saving station on Jan. 15.  The divorce suit brought by  Prince Philip against Princes Louise  was concluded at Gotha on January  15th. The evidence, which, was  highly sensational, will not be made  public.  Charles Wagger, a wealthy farmer who resided near Napauee,  Out., aged 60 years, blew his head  off with a shot gun on January 16.  Poor health had rendered him melancholy.  Lord Elgin last week sent a cable  to Earl ' Grey conveying to the  widow of the late Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Hon. Raymond  Prefontaine,, the condolence of King  Edward.  The Board of Trade building at  Toronto, which was erected during  the boom days at a cost of $50,000,  was sold last week at auction, to the  New York Life Insurance company  for $20,000.  Paul Straustie, a Galician, was  killed by two of his countrymen in  a quarrel at a hotel at Caniros, Al-  berta, on the 17th inst. Knives  were the weapons used. All three  men were drunk.  During a fire at Colfax, Wash.,  011 January oth .a Mrs. Adams,  aged 60 years, saved her grandchild  from the second story of a -burning  building and then leaped into a fireman's net, escaping unhurt.  A Calumet, Mich., despatch of  Jan. 15th says that a second effort  made to release seven men from the  Tamarac   copper  mine, which was  on fire, had failed. The fire was  over a mile under-ground and the  gasses overcame the rescuing part}-.  Bye-elections for the Dominion  house will lake place iu Saskatchewan, West Assinibbia and Sher-  brooke on February 13th/ F. W.  Haultain, for many years leader of  the North West Territories govern-"  ment,' will likely be a candidate in  West Assiniboia.  Thomas W. O'Brien returned to  Seattle last week from 'London en-  route lo Dawson. Pie stated that  work on the Klondike Mines railroad, will resume as - soon as the  weather will permit, ample capital  for the completion of the road having been secured.  William A. Strong, a Hamilton,  Out., real estate broker and .spiritualist, has sued lo regain a deed to  property valued at$ioo,ooo. Strong.,  was confined in an asylum for several mouths and he now claims that  the only way he could get his release was by signing over his property to his wife.  A late Ottawa despatch says that  H. Milton Martin, crown land and  timber agent at Dawson, and Sug-  rtie and Si'lvester, inspectors in the  .same office, have all been reinstated  after a suspension of several mouths  during which charges against them  vvere being investigated. ��� Their reinstatement was effective on the  7U1 o( this mouth.  Spruce Creek Notes.  [Prom Our Own Coi-rcs'ioiiilcnt.]  Cox & Co. have a gang of men  cutting ice and making all necessary  preparations to resume- sluicing,  which they expect to ��� do in a few  days.  Andrew Brown and partners are  again getting their equipment into  shape for sluicing operations.  Hewet, McLeod and While are  making good headway towards  clearing away the ice which, during  the cold snap, had become so plentiful in and about their workings that  il threatened to compel them lo shut  down. They hope to be in shape  to re-commeiice.drivingand sluicing  early .next week.  Mr. Smith and his partners look  a da}' off on Thursday and paid  Atlin a business visit.  Mrs. I-clherstouhaugh accompanied R. 1). to Atlin on Saturday last-  to witness the Atlin-Discovety curling matches.  William C. Smaill had a birthday  this week and lo show that he was  perfectly satisfied with the event  he refreshed his many callers and  well-wishers with rum punches.  P. Shay, who has ground above  discovery, has driven a fifty foot  tunnel and has struck very good  pay dirt. Pie intends to starl sluicing just as soon as he can get the  boxes in shape, provided the weather remains favorable.  'I  I  ;-, >l|  71  .si  1   If  0 ATLIN, 'B.   C,   .SATURDAY,    JANUARY zf. 1906  I:   i  ii  ���1.  'DUE A'l LIN CLAIM jr piiatisHco cvsny oatuhday  MonNiric.    riAitjco   rnce   to   amy   panr or the  wonun- ron- go   crrvrs   prn  month ;   *m.oo   pen  vcAn*    A-ovenTis-iNa patcs : 111100 nitn inch each  *���   fM.*>cnTiori;  ncADiNCi noticrq. ?a ckntk./v lint.  ru��nCJAL    nATCC    ON.   ftrPUQATIOH.   ,>.*>.��. :���  ���JOK'PRINTINO :  ILL-K-CAO^*, fOCTiTllO* VIOiTI ilC.   OftBDC,  t-CTTTZn-HCADS, PnoOHAMMtn,       ETC.,  ETC,   ,  onDcns  ptiomptuy   cjircuTCu.  FHICCS    MODE71AVE.  The Atlin Claim PuhtjISHinci (Jo., l/ru.  W.    POM_AIU5*'    GitANT,       K��lTOH-AlAN.\Ci.:i<.  ON'TAR FLATS.  If the   tenders  which have this  week been asked for  by the   Perry  company���foe the supplying and delivering-on-Ta-r Flats* of a considerable bill of timber and- many tons of  steel' rails���can be taken as an indication of their intended   operations,,  it is evident that the coming season  will see this-compan)''.** holdings on  Tar-   Flats- being  mined on. an extensive-scale.    We-understand! thai  the company will'install- much--machinery, and. it is hinted that a-, steam  shoved will likely be-the  method of  moving the gravel.    The company  Has   already acq.uired  considerable  ground by the purchasing  of   individual   and' other leases,, and' their  holdings will likely be  fur-ther enlarged; by tihe-acquirement of many  other leases in that vicinuy.  ���Maiine and J'islieries will take up  ��� ihe subject at the po-int at which it  was broken off by the lamented  death of Mr. Prefontaiue, and that  the matter of the disposition of the  navy'yards.at Esq.uhvnilt and Halifax will be settled during the coming session of tlie Canadian Parliament and as soon as possible alter  the recently elected: government of  Sir Hear)-- Campbell-Bamicunan  gets settled down in power.  When the stains of the Esquimau,  station,. 10 which is- attached one of  ���the fiite.'it harbors on the Pacific  coast, is fimally dotermi-neel we may  confidently look forward to large,  developments at that interesting  and important, but at present nalun-  ally quiescent, suburb, of Bsilislai  Columbia's capital. "       --  <*i$&$,     $&ft<>-*vA--^*<*--5j.if-��><��.�����''**��� y     &t 'l\A tv' fc  aim- fymmiiiiim.. tewtoS  Why fii-.Nii out wiikn you can out mioiis as ciiisai' iir.nn?  Atlin, Nugget Sind, Grape Rings and nil kin-Is of Jewelry ninim  Snctured on the pivmr.,c*}.  Pino Now Stork of Watches, Clocks, Jewelry ami Diamonds  Wutclms from Sri.00 nji.    , Agents for Columbia (jntiiinpliinirs.  Silverware, Ctit Gissg, Hand Painted China, Souvenir Spoons  3fi  Il   ft  Safety  Deposit Vaults.   '  i,     ATI.IN   AND   niSCOVKKY,  Watchmakers and Manufacluiine; Jcwelrs.  IN  > hey   arc   Waiting  -for   You!  Oil  j/SStSKna.  isrgaiBns  -^9   Hsfs ^^^ ��rl�� ����*??!!��e.  GsavzseSs smd Mtaessti FupnSsftSsssfs*  FULL   IJNE   Oh'    BOOTS    and   SHOES,  Ai.sn    GOLD   SEAT,    HIP    GUM    BOOTS.  The- weather of the last two weeks  lias certainly been of the righl sort  to make the heart of the wood dealer  feel glad, and ilie chances are that  he will kick if the frost king loosens  his grip during- the- next three  months���personally, we would  rather lake a chance with the kick  than that "we should have to enter  a finish bout with the otherwise  strenuous wood bill.  Bui it was-a relief to many of our  towns* folk when daylight happened  after the period during which the  undrinkable-spirit dropped to 50.99^3.  below zeror when in the morning  they discovered that the. burg still  remained located, on the shore of  Atlin lake, for during, the night  they, had arrived- at the conclusion  that the Dawson tooilipuller, after  discarding his chiliy "nighty'"while  making a dash for the'northern  axis, and being in need of something "red'hoi," had doubled back  and loaded. Atlin on to his. mush  sleighs and again striking north  had���before they woke-up���already  entered, the Arctic n-isjht.  1��  _��  &  At fen ass el'   '  '��f   GSsGGviiB'y, B. C.  Successors to  J. H. Richardson.  Canadian Pacific Railway Company.  rr- -"-"TTrir-' '���"       mi iniiiiirniiii n 11 ii 1 urn ��� in km-hs jiii��in.*i^><n����i juua.i jjjj >>m.h,*-j. irat u *n**rwi  ALASKA    ROUTE. SAILINGS.  S.S.AMUR departs from-Skagway:    Jan.   nth  and -26th.  do ' do do        .       Fkk.   nth. and 26th.,   '  Nailing from Skagway 8 p.m.  Direct   lo Vancouver  and Victoria.  Transporting li> rail orstcaiiier to Scuttle without extra charge.  We  jrve quick service.     No intermediate cults.  For rivtcs or information apply to  H.,B..Durm,   .  Agent. .Skagway. .  <������>���������������������������������'�����*.�����-�������������������<&  Send; us, your- Job Printing  FUTURE OF ESQ/JEM-ALT  AND HALIFAX.  A.   private- communication*   horn  the   late   Minister  of Marine- and  Fisheries, Hon.  Raymond-   Pr-efon-  fontaine,    to- a   friend in Montreal,  contained-   a. reference of much, significance and of considerable  interest to the people of Canada.    Writing   from.   Paris,.   Mr,.   Pretoiitaiue  said:.   "Ii was well   received;   and.  with the greatest  deference,   by the-  British, authorities, all.of whom-, are-  very   favorably   disposed-    towards  Canada.    At the Admiralty I wanted   to   assure myself whether they  were disposed to allow us  to   have  possession,  of the large properties  which-, the British government own  at Halifax arid Esquimalt  for  marine   service,   not only for naval service,,   but   for   ordinary service  as  well..   Possession of these wharves  and buildings- would,  be-  wort hi   a  very large amount each, year   to the  Department oil Marine, even though  a naval, reserve were not established.  They told me they would do- all we  desired:  of   them:      This   will;   of  course,   relieve  the British government   of   the   cost  of. maintaining-  them..'"  Il is-not; at all likely that the new  government of Great Britain, which  is known to he favorable to- the bestowal of the largest possible amount  of confidence in. the colonies and to  flic encouragement! of their- aspirations in the direction of tlie assumption of the fullest responsibility for  self-defence; and-which, is- moreover  pledged to- the reduction of. the  grievous burdens of taxation under  whichi the- British- people are at present struggling,, will.be less inclined  to' fall in-' with the desires of the  Canadian government thain its- predecessor. It is therefore extremely I The art treasures of. the cluutcltes*  giribable that the now.  Minister,   of] of. France are worth. $A.n20o,.oiaosooa ���  Atlinto Lodge,  A. .F. & A.M.  Regular communications held on the firs*  Thursday of encli month  in the- A. O. U. \V. Hall,  Third Street.  Visiting brethren cordinlly invited. -  A crank came running into . the  office the other morning and said  that a man swallowed a two-foot  rule and died' by inches. The editor  started out to learn the particulars  of the death, and meeting the doctor  told ^liiru about the case.. He said,  that was. nothing;, that he had a  patient once that swallowed, a thermometer and. died, by degrees. A  couple of bystanders then chipped  in. One of them said it reminded  him of a. fellow down in Kansas,  that swallowed a pistol, and went off  easy. The other one said he had a  friend, in. Dunconibe who. took a  quart of applejack and died in- good,  spirits.���Rock lord-, III, Register.  If,.instead of searching for particulars, tlie above mentioned editor had  looked, for and found the accommodating two-fool rule he might have  measured, his own coffin, while if  the doctor's .patient had, swallowed  an Atlin thermometer while in the  condition, which they have been  lately he would have become a  frozen sliff. But we once knew! an  individual, who was so. profane and,  cranky that-.finally, when everybody  pretended, to- agree with, his views-  on things in general,, he took inwardly an oath and, died. from, pure  cusseduess.. >  ""["1AKIS Notice that, twisty days, after date,  -*-- I,. Tlios- 15. I-leiuiug, intend applying-  to the lion- the Chicl .Commissioner of  Lands and "Works-for permission to purchase  She following- described tract of*-luinl, situate on the east shore of Windy Arm. Atlin  Division: Mcginning nt Post No. 1, a mile  and a, half south of the P-ioviiicii-,1 Boundary,  thence north-westerly 10 chains to Post No.  2,~ thence easterly 10 chains to Post No. IS,  thence southerly 10 chains to Post No. I,  thence westerly '0 chains to point of com-  uieuee'.ueiit-.  TIIOS. E-KIJiMING.  Dated thislSth day of Noveinlier,.lTC.       jal:l  NOTICE.  I   Have   Rs-opened  -On the Waterfront.  Men's- Suits Cleaned and Kcpaivcd..  AH Work Guiu'imtced. '  Goods Called Dor and Delivered.  Cash 4>H' Delivery.  ~VJ-OTICK IS.llUltliHr Given that appli-  ���-^' cation will be made to t;lie .Legislative Assembly of the Pi-evince of; liritisli  Columbia at its next session tint: an Act to  revive, rality. a,nd conlirin to t.he British  Columbia Northern and Mackenzie Valley  liailv.'ay Company all the rights,, powers,  privileges and franchises conferred by the  liritisli Columbia ami Yukon Kailwny Act,  190:5, upon said Company,.aiid to declare that  notwithstanding; that surveys- have not been  made in accordance with Section 21 of said  Act the said Company is and ha** been since  t.he passage ol the saiil Acta body corporate  and politic under tho muiic of the "liritisli  Columbia- NoKthcrn and Mackenzie Valley  llniJway Company," with the nights,.powers,  privileges, and iranchis.-s thereby coulcrrcd  iu nil resHK-cts as if the- surveys had been  miulc iu accordance with said Section 21,  iiinli to. c.-tfeud the dime for making- the said  survcys-roqiiiiied by said Section 21,. and to  give to. the said Company the follosving ud-  ilitiouiil powers, viz:���  To acquire and work conl mines; to,build  brauchei- not cxuccdi'ig 20 miles from the  main line; to build (uid operate tclegrapli.  and telephone Hues, and to charge toll-.; to  build imd operate steam and other, vessels  on the inland waters of. liritisli Columbia: to.  acquire and operate wharves; to enable the  line of. riULway to be constructed in sections;.  Andtonmct.d by omitting the nttcruutivo  line oL riul-vusV "in *lie Skccna iiiveu.. ;  Dated  at   Vietouiar lU-itish Columbia, this.,  I'dth day ot Novcuiber.A. I). lOuri.  G..DUI101.S .MASON..  ja27 Solicitor, for the A.|ipl.ii-aiits..  Mrs. M. Fenn, Pro'prietr  DISCOVERY, B. .C ,  A. Strictly  First-Class  HoteL  Dining-Rooni in connection.  Choicest Wines.Liquors and Cigars  ED.   SANDS,   Proprietor.  i<WWV\i*/V*AAAA*V**VVV<*/VV^  9-&PJ^P'&.fr&.&&JVV&-frP-&^.frJ^Pfr&Jp!  Hampton   &   Durie, Proprietors.  Discovery:  t  0 - -j.-*.!,----*1 ^['j.'i^fz'J.i'.'JL" * '  ssiacjjsai's  -^ '  - d  II  il  .-ll  li'l)   ��  ,ATLIN,   B. c:,   SATURDAY,    JANUARY-   27,    1906  1 /J  ;r  ./'���'  |M'.  a  t  Ife  ft  t-.'v;  /  l'0:'  ATLIN   TRADING   GOMPANY,  Ltd., ��� atun and discovery.  Our Stores in   both   Towns  are  now fully stocked   with   full  lines in   Groceries   and  Dry  Goods.  A. T. Co., Ltd.  A. S. CROSS, President.  "Thou canst not fail!    The   future  all unknown  Lies , in   thy power,   its secrets tire  thine own,  There's  not a ta<*k that thou canst  not fulfill  Strong 'in   the   thought���'As   thou  ' thyself shall will.'"     ���'       "'  '-Origin of the "Nugget."  One of Ihe most interesting pro-  ��� blems about gold is the origin of  the "nugget." Miners have 'long  had the" superstition Unit gold grows  like a- plant, and will go over the  old workings of a disused mine, expecting that new gold will have appeared. But even scientific opinion  has been leaning of late to the belief  that' tlie nugget grows. Gold ��� is  iound in quartz rocks, generally too  finely divided to be seen, but sometimes glistening in liny leaves like  -the frost on a window-pane. It is  also found in veins or fissures, the  origin of which was^a marvel, so  long-as gold was thought insoluble.  Sometimes it mimics the forms of  'extinct plants, ��� having evidently  soaked into their decaying fibre and  remained there. But the most accessible gold of all is that worn by  water from the 'quartz mountains,  and deposited as fiver'sand along a  valley. It is in these alluvial beds  of. .rich sand, that the nugget is  found. The" surface of an alluvial  bed is usually clay or fine sand,  then coarser sand below that, and  gravel lower still. The gold is  mixed up with it all, and occasionally deep down ' you find a water-  worn pebble of mixed gold and  quartz. But the true nugget is  quite a different thing. It is of far  purer gold than the vein gold found  among the quartz, and occasionally  washed down in a rounded pebble.  The nugget is often gold almost as  pure as a wedding ring, and it does  not.lie deep down among the heavy,  gravel where you would expect it,  but high up among the light sand  near t the surface. Why a heavy  mass of gold should be left at ihe  top, while the motion of the river  has sifted all other heavy masses  down below the sand, was a mystery. The nugget, too, has not a  water-worn shape, but is of strange  and irregular form.���San Francisco  Mining & Engineering Review.  Winter on IvIeKee-Creek.  An authority says there are but  two ways of rising in the world���������  either by one's own industry or profiting by the foolishness of others.  The.latter.method is the more popular at . the present time,' and the  quickest in taking one lo the  goal.  Another horrible example illustrative o,f the dangers of devotion to  "My Lady Nicotine." 'An inveterate smoker in New Jersey was coming down- stairs��� with along-stemmed pipe in his' mouth. He stumbled and the pipe shank was driven  right through his.head. But then  the unfortunate was "seventy-three  years of age, and we are afraid the  warning .will be lost upon a stiff-  necked smoking generation.- /  Once more in ils history McKee  creek is tlie scene of lively and extensive operations.. Eor some time  past little or no .winter woik has  been done 011 the creek except such  as was necessary to the hydraulic  company's future operations. This  winter there are between twenty and  thirty people living on the creek,  presenting-quite a busy appearance,  and once again the deathly winter  silence is broken by the ring of the  axe,, the boom of .the blast and'the  cheery josh' and banter of the .prospector. Drifts are being driven into  the " south bank, running up and  down stream. One drive has been  run nearly 16.0 feet with cross drives'  of varying length. Sluicing is going on practically all Ihe time and  the dump houses are as warm and  as comfortable' as the inside of the  drifts. Iu the drifts some of the  ground is hard and compact, requiring no timbering; in others it is  difficult to keep dry, even when-arrayed in gum coat, hat and boots.  With from 1 lo 50 below outside  and a downpour within one has a  pretty good representation of the  winter weather in the north and  south.of the province.  Hopes are high,' spirits .are good.  Someone said that they were better  in the holidays when the "Happy"  man dreamed he had struck it but  on the inorro\v woke to the fact thai  they were still in wet ground.  A more social and genial crowd  it would be hard to get together  than the boys on McKee creek.  Mrs. MachelPs comfortable cabin  and Geo. Adams' retreat are the  general places of rendezvous where  very pleasant evenings are spent,  beguiled with music and stories  with which it is said the place  abounds.  The health of the residents is excellent and all are prosecuting their  work to the utmost. There was  some ,talk ' about a "General" holiday���but that is another story.  The'Atlin'Market Co., Ltd.  ���sJj���JPl^ls.^.-Ji^XTS.'���,31!.0..  '  POULTRY  OF  ALL  KINDS!   Dressed1 to Order.  �����urni'lLWftmjea  C.   DOELKER     Manager.  aiwiAicsmc v. 1-^u*si2ru**'n*t*a iizrJzrrLizxineirxx tstrvss^tatasnnesia *M*it.*,m.-��H-nnMmx.caiMa*Bit*UGnm  ^������^-fl^'t^^  k$/[kl���fefkl<  v roisftiK  ?��  ���jf   GRAND OLD HIGHLAND, Black Label.   ^  ���|   SPECIAL RESERVE, : White Label.   *|f  ��4|   OLD VATTED GLENLIVKT, Yellow Label,   fe5  j  THE . GOLD    HOUSE,  DISCOVERY,-B.   C.  C. H. Nissen, Prop.      -  .l"'-    F. B. Wrong, Mgr.  Restaurant in Connection Under  Now unci Cup:ihlo Management.  onimerce.  oan  CAPITAL    PAID    UP    $10,000,000.  ,   " Reserve,  $4,500,000. '  Branches of the Bank at Jeattie,  '  ' - San Francisco,  Portland,  Skagway, etc.  Exchange sold oss all PtxSusts.  Gold Dust Purchased���Assay Office in Connection.  .     , D. ROSS, Manager.  ��a*a*<3��sv#*ff��>��?*4vtf*��*s'*^-8.ff*e***^ O ^'^'^<3f<s^s^^''<s^!^^^^^c(^^a^s^r^a^  .**  -NTTOTICK IS HliKKISV Given Unit an ap-  -*���^l plication will lie made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of liritisli  Columbia at its next session 1'or an Act to  incorporate a Company to build n line of  Ituilwuy from tho City of Vancouver, or a  point on lliirriird Inlet, to tho Northern  lloundiiry of tho said I'vnviiico liy ivuy of  Mllooot, the I'Vusor Valley, Tacln Luke,  Stickine River and Tcslin Lake, or in tho  alternative liy the most feasible route  through the Chilcoten Valley and Stickine  Kiver, with power to e.'iulp, construct and  malutiiiii brunch lines and all necchsary  bridges, i-oiiiIm, ways unci ferries; and to  build, own and maintain wharves and docks  iu connection therewith; and to build, own,  oiiuip and maintain steam and other vessels  and boats, and operate tho hiiiiio on any  navigable miters within the Province; and  to lililld, equip, operate and maintain telegraph and telephone lines In connection  with tho said railway mid branches, and to  generate electricity for tho supply of light,  boat and power; and to acquire lands,  bonuses, privileges- or other aids from any  Govei'imiont, Municipal ' Corporations' ���<>������  other persons or bodies,"and to levy and collect tolls from all parties using telegraph or  telephone linos, and on nil freight passing  ovor any of such roads, 'railways-', tramways,  ferries, wharves and vessels built or owned  by tho Company; and with power to niiiko  trallie and other arrangements with railway,  steamboat or other companies, and for all  other necessary or incidental rights, powers  and privileges iu that behalf.  Dated at 'Vancouver, I!. C, the 27th day of  Novonibor, 190.1.  KOHHKTSON & KOIJEItTRON,  jji-7   - Solicitors for the Applicants-.  The Picture that today is the talk  of England and the British Colonies;  being the first ever published showing  the Queen 'in her quiet home life.  (Frames 20 x 25 in.)  The Family Herald and Weekly Star,  of Montreal, the greatest family paper  in America; for one year,  AND  For one year,  Call at our office and .see the PREMIUM.  This offer is open to both present and  new subscribers  to "THE ATLIN CLAIM."  9#*X>JWWMHWH*&&&*&W fc0>l**Wifc*^*sJ>*W>-#>fc*^^  - 1  ���: il  ���ti  A  ii I  -'h  '���:!  -i  ' IS  h.  anas w-  -I  ���J-f-  t f  ii  I  :  il    ,  r  -1���..-.  i ? ,  .r'      f        "������*  I ?    5 -  a-  .  ATLm.  'B.   C, 'SATURDAY,    JANUARY ��� 27/ 1906.  -Vi  ,  o    1  "local Eventi  At the Rink.  1'  New  ningruiiire every mail, at C. i,DiSCOvsry Curlers Won Two. Games  QC. Bourne's-,  The lales-ti magazines and1 papers  are always on hand at Pillman's.  c.McDonald's-  Groceiy    makes a  specialty of fresh eggs and butter.  Mr-. Bennett, of Spuee creek, left  for Vancouver on Mondaylnst*.  Mr. George Adams, of, McKee  cieek, spent a few days in town this  week.  Why use inferior gasoline- when  3'ou can get 76 and Sfi per Gent, at  Regan's.    Atlin and Discovery.  Our weather clerk has certainly  giveiuatmost astonishing exhibition  of the-Qr-raiicne-ss of his nature during tlie.last two weeks. Thermom-  aters-dontiallllie;' _  Rouine.'s circulating, library, furnishes good'and cheap reading.  Local ratepayers will meet at the  government offices between 10 and  r,j o'cloak this morning for the purpose of electing three fire waidens  for the ensuing term. All property  ilolders should be on hand.  The meeting held at ihe school  building on Saturday last for the  election of school, trustees, for the  ensuing terrairasulted in the following' being leturned: W. Owen, 1<\  W. Dawjtlsig and Jas. Stables.  Soil 30 days J. T. Regan will sell  Mc31ary''s Cast Top Heaters thus:  lNo. 100���#10.00 No. 400��� $13.00  No. 200���$11.00 No. 500���$14.00  No* 3x10���$1-2.00. No. 600���$16.00  Call ear^ and take your choice.  At Discovery one morning tiiis-  week, a temperature guage'pointed  to 80 below zero. The spirit in  ���that .machine.- must; have been undiluted-���or- perhaps the spirits were,  extracted audi the dilutiye ingredient left alone, to tell the tale.  E.. Hazriiigton' was brought to  hospital on Saturday last from Gold  Run suffering from a crushed foot.  The hoisting cable broke and let the  gravali buoket drop some distance  on to-Harrington, who was at-the  bottom:, of a shaft where he and  others- are working on a lay.  Stables & Lumsden carry a.trtock  of good groceries.  A billiard, match of" 500 points  a side was played at the Kootenay  hotell on Saturday evening last be-  tvwaan* F. P. Miller and Ms R. Jamie-  wii;. of Discovery, against E. Ros-  selli and W. Owen, of Atlin. The  DisGOveryites made game when the  locals-ware hoveringin sight of the  400 mark..  Although the weather of the past  week has not been conducive to fast  travelling on the. Kan Tail route,  tlie mail men succeded in getting  through in very good. time. Contractor Kirkland left' on time for the  Cabin 1 Thursday, morning and Per-  kinson.should, arriva in camp- this  afternoon or tomorrow morning.  The Whist club- inctron Monday  evening last, in the parlor of the  Atliu: olub- building. A resolution  of regret at the loss by death of the  Whist club's president, the late E.  J. Thain,. who.had,been the founder  and prime mover of the club, was  resolved and adopted by the members, present'. Mr. R. A. Jackson  was thou elected to the vacant office.  Afterwards those in attendance engaged in a-round of duplicate-whist  and close scoring was the general  result. The whist club will meet in  'ihe.same quarteis on Monday next-  From. Attih.  On Saturday last two riuk�� of  Disco'veiy cudeis came to Atlin  and engaged in fiiendly games with  -a couple of- rinks oi local enthusi-  'asls. The visitors proved good exponents of the game and won both  matches with fair margins*.  , In the afternoon, R. D. Fether-  slonhatigh's and D. .Ross' rinks  occupied the ice,, while iu the evening those of C. Gihnoiix* and James  Stables battled for supremacy. Following are _the playeis on the respective rinks and the scores made:  ,C. Hiokman J. Cummings  \V. H. Vickeis-    W. Owen.  M. R. Jamieson    j*,. Ridel  Felherstonhaugh D. Ross.  _ ���1.1. _        ��� 8.  P. Hampton- '       C. R. Bourne  .,  V. Trot in an    -      J.. A. Fraser  J. Ca-itmel A- J* Bumside  C. Gilmour���14   J. Stables     ���12  It is arranged for the  above   two'  local  ninks to-go to Discovery this  afternoon   and  endeavor   to   bring  1  back the lost laurels.  The following games in tho-second  draw   for _the Wilkinson cup were  played during the week:  W. Owen���6     vs..     Rev! Ross���5  Jas. Stables-8-.ys.   Mr.. Bur.nside-6  D. Ross���2 . vs.    C. R. Bourne���6  On Tuesday evening-Stables' and  Bourne's rinks metiu the club draw  and after a'well contested match the  former won by a score of 12 to 9.  Our   Specialty  Tall and  Delivered to any pai't of the district.  1.&1  Goods Fresh and Clean!    ���       Prices Right.  <Dut{  SfoTTO)���One price and &ur treatment to alL  I  STABLES ��. LUMSDEN.  '������'      '���' ,,    -     ��� * ���  The   Iron   Store.   ���  *    ' 'J  'Jj  northern Brewing Company, Dd;  ATLIN,' B. C.  Brewers  of Lager .Beer and Porter-  -\��� SMALL AND LARGE ORDERS PROMPTLY-FILLED.  The KOOTENAY HOTEL  : ;;-open;day;and,night:  ftMM��*��(M��������  te<-  i Hoekey.      ' 1  1 Atlin's- hockey ent-hu&iastst meet  at- the office of the A. T. Co. on  Monday afternoon last for the pun-  pose, of drafting a team and also to  ascertain if sufficient players would  turn out to help the boys in practice  matches. One man present'- tried  to introduce a-motion that tlie-meeting adjourn until tihe 1st of July  but the attempt���and tiie man too-���  was snowed under and the hockey  boys decided to-do-or���be did. On-  ,mond W. Rorke was elected to the  captaincy and was*also appointed as  sec.-treasurer. Practices will be inaugurated immediately and arrangements* made to meet all-comers.  THE.,DINING-ROOM; JDS: CONDUCTED ,0N .STRICTLY FIRST-.*  '     ...    * CLASS   PRINCIPLES.   *       ^"^^���<-/,.-''  THE ROYAL HOTEL,  DIXON  &*SCHULZ,.~Proprretors-..-',*.' "',-  . ,    .-;.!    - \,        ���.'     .���������   '   -     *   .,<���       *���:���**���?'>", \:~  ,  \    Some? "PearL and First Streets,. Atlin, B^ cr j"~    '  rmST   CLASS   RESTAURANT   IN   CONSMETCTfONL  (JllCHCeST WINES, LIQUORS AND tlGARS-^-f-ASE GOODS A SPECIAtHV.  Charoh   Notices.  Ghiirah of 15nprl.ifi<l: St. Mnrtin'-r-Kllureli ���  Runilav ser-vices: Matins at Ilia, m.: Uwjii-  sonir. 7:31) p.m. Colebration ofi Holy Communion, 1st. Sunday in each mouth and on  special'occasions. Sunday School: Sunday,  ati! p.m. Committed Meetings,lstTliursdny  each month.     Kov. Ii". It. Stenhenson. rcotor.  St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church hold  Mel vices in tho Church on Second Stuoet.  Moruinjr sei uco at 11; ovoniuir set vice, 7:80.  Suudav School at. tho clone of the morning  Beivioi.   IJov. A. M. Koss, minuiteii.  The Weather.  When   Writing,   Use  Ufew of JftHn��=OnIy $ koo PetMl,  j -  flp* ��*.��?* *&ri iffi1 v& w& t/& fle* &y*"  The lowest and highest temperatures and precipitation recorded) for  the. week are as-follows-:  ftl-oeipitrurioii.  1  MllJN  M.H..  Kuin.   Snow  Jan.  i-9>  ���261  ���35  ���111. ���111.  20  ���33  ���44  ���        ���  2T  -36  ���4S-  ���           22'  ���39;  ���50  ���           23.  ���35>  ���5o,  ���           24  ���261  ���3-5-  ���           "2-Yz  25'  3i  ���26  ���       .   4  NOTICE..  The mombors of Camp Divcovouy,. No. 10,  Arctir Hrotherhood, are requested to attend  social to assist in welcoming tlia members of  Atliu IiOdprc, No. IS, A. O. U. \V��� on-Tuosduy,  fob. 13th, next, at Arctic Hrotherhood Hall,  Discovery, 11. C,  W. il. VICKERS,.  & AJxtiaJlfKMiJ-ilh.-*-..  V  Executed Cheaply,   Promptfy and Satisfactorily,  1 ' 1    **    '  ... THE CLAIM OFFICE.  '*>rVWVW*/*M|rVW>��V��ArW*^A*^  VVVV^AA#V��tfVVVVVVVVftArN^^  And Sell tor the  Lowest Prices im. Camp  ��� Il  ���  mW  . -a  ', 13  '-'if  ���  *i  A  /���I.  1  m  lit  .'11  m  J-3\  :V~ ..:.

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