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The Atlin Claim 1899-07-15

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 "Up  THE  Ji.   \ I  ��� i  ��^L\  1  , v8  I'i  ��� i  1  ���    >  I  F  1  ��� ���  ��M  I  ��� 1  It  1  r  ��� i  it  / ' 1  it  I  1  -na  II  7  |;  :l  li  t *l'f ���  1-  > 1%  I1'  J-  16  1  1  1  M\  MSlx  1  p  1  >  m  a  S'1  I  HI*  tVOL.   i.  ATLIN,   B.   C,   SATURDAY,,-JULY" i5>    1899. *  NO.  12.  McLennan, McFeely and Co.  * (Ll.MITED.) '  Hardware,   Stoves  and   Tinware.  Just received two crates of  GROOKERY AND      AR  GLASSWARE*  All kinds of Tinsmith work done. " ' ,  .... FRESH  NEW  GOODS JUST  IN . . . .  j. St. Clair Blackett and Co.  > i *  Xarokst ani> Best Selected Stock of  General  Merchandise ani> Miners', Supplies in Atlin!'  v   "*��� ���.  IRON   STORE    :---.---   COR.'/iST  AND  TRAYNOR.  The-'Bank * of * British - North - America  Established in 1836.   Incorporated by Royal Charter.  Paid, Up Capital   *.,------'-- -$4,866,666.66  Reserve Fund   -   - '   $1,460,000.00^  London. Office: 3 Clements Lane, Lombard Street, E. C. ,    ,  ���*   '''.   -.*,- ���  Y">1       \- \-        '. Head Office  in  Canada:   .Montreal.  H. Stikeman, General 'Manager. ���' . ���   '  Branches in all the principal cities of Canada, and agents in New York,  San Francisco, Seattle, Tacoma^ Portland, Spokane^ Boston, Chicago. Etc.  Gold dust assayed and purchased at best rates,   the bank's assay  office being now in operation.-  A general banking business transacted.  J.' ANDERSON,   Manager, Atlin,' B. C.  Vancouver General Store.  ' ^ We' carry' a 'complete stoclc of-  MINERS' SUPPLIES  Agency of the B. C. Fruit Caning and Coffee Company,' Vancouver, B. C.  Agency of the Canadian Rubber  Company, Montreal.  '  A call solicited.  A.    S.    CROSS" &    CO.  (j    /~1 ORE, BURNET & CO.,  Civil and Hyphauljc EnoinksbSh  Dominion' and Pkovincial Land  suhveyohs.  Mining Pkopehties Handled.  Office: Pearl street, above Second.  EDWARD G. GARDEN,  ARCHITECT. *   ,  Draughting.      Pearl near First St.,  Atlin; B, C.  OARD   OF   TRADE."  Wines, Liquors*  and Cigars*  Wright & Callbreath,   Props.  THE ARCADE,      ,  Pearl street  Come in and hear the Battle  of Manila on the  Graphophone.  Archie L. Brownlee, Manager.  JUST ARRIVED  AT THE  The largest stock of  drugs and patent  medicines in Atlin.  FORTIN & LECAPPELLAIN,  First Street.  W. R.Dockr%& Go,  The Leading  DRUGGISTS.  OUR '  DISPENSING  DEPARTMENT  IS COMPLETE  IN EVERY RESPECT..     .;  ATLIN CITY AND DISCOVERY.  The Discovery Branch is the counterpart  of the Atlin one.  FOR  FINE VIEWS AND  PHOTOS  - GO TO"  A. C. HIRSCHFELD'S  FUm��, Plates, Etc., '  Developed ut Reaso liable Ra te  Pearl, between 1st and 2nd.  Atlin, B. C.  THE NORTHERN HOTEL,,  FIRST STREET."  ,  The biggest house in Atlin.  Everything first-class.  Thagard   &   Turney,   Proprietors.  TTOTEL   O.   K.  Choice Wines,  Liquors and Cigars.  First Avenue. WM. CUB0E, Manager  TJTTALTER CLAYTON,  N  Opp., Gold House  Notary Public,  Mining  Broker, Etc.  Discovery.  T7ICTORIA GROCERY.  '    MINERS'   SUPPLIES.  WILSON &  CURWEN,  First street, Atlin.  BRITISH MINERS' PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION.  Meets every Saturday evening in  their own tent in Discovery. All  miners British are invited to attend.  IN THE GOLD BELT AGAIN.  Delegates Arrive With All Kinds  of' Promises.  Told That the Season Would Open  . ,  ,,   in Five Days.  The dual delegation���hydraulic aud placer  ���that went down to Victoria'to present the  long list of grievances before the government at Victoria have returned to Atlin.  They came in on Friday and Dr. Monro, Mr.  Helgesen, M. P. P., Wm. McCraney and R. A.  McKinnon are looking well after their trip.  Mr. McKinnon, -who is president of the  British Miners' Protective Associatioii in  this district, w as seen by a Claim man on  Friday/ and is satisfied w ith the assurances  given the delegation of 'remedy to the existing conditions.   ���   ��� -  VWe wero treated very courteously bj the  ministers," he said. "The hrst item on the  programme after assembling was the'question of hydraulic leases and the government  assured us that these w ould onlj be granted  w here they would not conflict with the individual miner.   '  "On the day follow ing, Wednesday afternoon, three members of the delegation ���  Monro, Helgesen and myylf���w aited on the  ministers and were plainly told that the government, would send directions to J. D. Graham, Government Commissioner, "by first  mail���and Ibelieve the instructions accompanied us on the home trip���instructing the  commissioner to po*,t notices ou thte different  creeks, notifying miners' that the seasou  would* be declared open five days, after said  instructions were received by Mr. Graham.'  "Did the delegation approve of this?"  "Yes, everyone of them."  "What did the Hon. Mr. Hume say about  the constitutionality of the extensions?  *  "I saw the Minister tne follow ing day, but  got nothing definite on this poiiit.H  V   ,.  .. "Do you think it is unconstitutional?"    -  "I do, always contended so,'and since my  visit to Victoriathat belief has been strengtlied materially, and at no distant date I'll be  in a position to reveal my source."       '     '      '  "The government has been ill-nd*. ised���or  not advised at all���regarding the actual condition of the district. The July I extension  w as made' on representation of grafters,  who besieged the department with the plea  that it would facilitate the labors of the  Royal Commission," concluded Mr. McKin-  "FINE GOLD," THEY SAID.  . Chas. Milue, the representative or the Parsons Produce Company iu this section of the  Dominion, came iu from Bennett on his way  out from Dawson the early part of the  w eek, and feels 100 per cent, better than he  did before his arrival. He took in a large  shipment of goods, and lauded them iu Daw-  sou shortly after the fire. The company has  erected large aud commodious buildings iu  the latter city and Mr. Milne'said-thut he  w us making arrangements to the same end  for the Atliu branch. There is not a more  (nullified man in this northern country to  speuk on matters pertaining to the gold region. His advice was taken in the establishing of a branch house here,  and wisely so,  Royalty  on GoltT.'  Notice is hereby given that the _ royalty of  1 per cent, on ull gold extructed is now puj -  able for the quarter ending June 30, 1890.  All parties concerned are required to pay  same within 14 days from date. Necessary  affidavits may be obtained at the office of  the Gold Commissioner.  J.  D.  GRAHAM. -  Atlin, B. G, July 14, 1899.  FOR SALE*  Lots 7 and 8 in block 17, situate on Lake  street. The prettiest spot in Atliu for a residence. Also lot 17 iu block 5. This lot is 50x  100 feet and has an alley along the side bud  across the rear. All three lots are improved.  Apply to S. A. Smythe, Lake street, between  Rant aud Watson avenues.   -  Hails  ISc  Ih.  I have a job lot bought at a bargain and  will sell them in job lots at l!*c pound; all  sizeo.   Glass, ull sizes, cheap.  Van Deusen's Carpenter Shop,  North First Street. Near  Discover."  Street.  for this brunch  to-duj   easilj  does the top-  notch busineos.  Mr, Milne tells a good story of how lie  furled up two soreheads who had returned  to Vancouver from Atlin in tlie early part of  Mn>. / ',  The scene wus in the lobby of the Lelund  Hotel, Vancouver,' und Churlie w as show mg'  John Pursons und W.' Evans some gold he  had taken down with him. Two snow prospectors and w ould-be miners registered front  Atlin, und commenced telling the proprietor,  Wm. Hamilton, their troubles. Then they  raised "their voices and Invited the guests to  hear their tale of Vtbe. They did, and Charley w us iu the bunch, with W. Kvaus nudging  him all the'while. The disappointed men  began by saying that there wus no gold in  the country, that they had been'over all tho  creeks and hud not seen.enough to buy' a  meal.with. This strain was kept up for 5  minutes aud the hearers were drinking it1  down.to their heart's content. There was  one man, however, that didn't, aud thut wus  Chas. Milne. , Like the good militia man he ,  is, he w aited for the smoke to blow aw ay,  aud then he turned the tide the other w ay.  "There is some handsome gold.'^.suid  Milne, as he turned up a bag 10 inches long.  "Fine," said one of the soreheads, "but you  can't see thut iu Atlin." Charlie chuckled,  and on recovering told them "that ho had  panned it ou R. A. Lambert's claim on Pine,  26 below." " ,  GRAHAM SAYS NO.  The Season Will Open on the 1st of  August.  A Claim man waited ou Mr. Graham, Gold  Commissioner, on Friday, und asked if there  was any truth iu the rumor that a change  w as contemplated iu the opening of the sen-  *- ' '        ' , V -  son. ���   < , -m -  "I received > advices from Victoria yesterday," he ,9aidy "aud the season opens on  August 1,1899."      .'  A BUCKET. BRIGADE  Organized to Fight' the Fire King--  $627.50 Subscribed..  ���  The  business  men   of Atlin have at last  awakened to the realization that we need ,  some sort of protection from fire.  * $  On Monday evening a meeting' was held in  the Russell pavilion for tho purpose  of or-   -  ganizlug for this work.    J. H. Russell was  appointed chairman aud Mr. Courtney, secre  tary. 1  T. H. Thagurd, who recently returned from  Dawson, said the people of Atlin should profit by that city's experience. The chief neces*  sity'was to provide some speedy means by -  w hich a fire could be subdued at its inception. ��� In Dawson they httd adopted the system of each house keeping barrels of w uter.  E. McFeeley suggested that u committee be  appointed to ascertain the cost of the requisite supplies.  J. H. Rose moved tlinfa committee of three,,  be appointed to arrange the preliminary details aud report to a future meeting.  Messrs. Anderson Fraser, Godfrey and  Others spoke urging immediate action.  The motion was carried ami the chair ti]'- ,  pointed Messrs. Allan, Anderson and Lillie ft  committee.  Another meeting was held Weduesdnj night  in the same place.. The committee reported  that they hadvcollected ��027,50. They also re  commended that three stations, 10x12, be established at the, foot of Watson, Pearl and  Discovery; also that buckets, ladders and  axes be procured. The committee's report  was adopted and the same committee authorized to proceed w ith the w ork.  Messrs. Russell, Galamo and Kirkland wil  be nominated for lire wardens to-day.  FROM SURPRISE.  High water has had the effect of making  the journey from Atlin to Surprise one of  labor. Formerly it was pleasurable pleasure to go up to Surprise and diue nt the  Victorini The cause of all this is iu the  washing awa$ of the foot-bridges and the  changing of the route to the other side,  crossing Pine apposite the above-named  hostelry. This is three or four miles longer,  and to the pedestrian is not w elcome new s.  "This will be all cliunged in another week  or so," said C. E* Oswald on Monday. "A  contract has been let, and the government  has come up handsomely tow nrds the erection of a suspension bridge half way betw een  Discovery and Surprise. The present intention is to have the bridge'completed iu about  10 days. When this is done w agOns w ill hnv**  no difficulty iu crossing."  Mr. Hodges, partner of Mr. Davenport, of  Davenport creek, arrived tit Surprise oil  Mondnj, tho 10th.  ''  "    "     e\  '.   "' V-'  1     i '    I  ..    i      'V  /      "w'      J  (  ,  '"rrt"-1  -'  ** *".  *  1 x%  *  >r  .  t.  �� '--run  -���>  I  V  T        3 v        rf 1  "   I       \.   * **I    1  1  a "  Wj^l  *            *   Jtf   ���  -J,V*"'*'I  ���"^                    1  *  ! -v.  J  * ��� *      1  -       ^   ���"     ����� 1  '    '      "VI  **  I  "vM  t  ^P.*  r1  1    r  *vi��?  s r i.j> F5^^^��5i5-^MmSffi��K^sI��:  >u'.Hu..^!iuMtfJAnftrau!.��.uhMr...i  W^Ht^-t^iuv^xM^admjwnlsxabWJMm  U*~**M*~*BS*mtBKBaBP&>!i^^  -.��*:  ATTAIN,    B. C,   SATURDAY,   JULY    15,    -8$*  L  \w  V:  Vx  1.1  p  1 -  ll-.y.  The Atlin  Claim.  Published     every     Suturduy    morning, by  -     Cowan a Mai-kay. '  Office oT publication :    i  Corner ol Srcoiul r.ud Trainor Streets.  Advi-rtNiug  rates made known ou uppliui.-.  film.  Our  tiblo ii  lllllesS  MARTIN MUST RESIGN.  subscription price is >l u year, puy-  1 advance. No paper will be delivered  the-,!! coiiilitions are complied with.  AN UNHAPPY FAMILY.     '  From tlie news printed in another  column it is apparent that the provincial   government as  at   present  constituted cannot last -very long.  The  premier,   Mr.   Semlin,   is   an  amiable old gentleman whom everybody likes personally,, but he does  not seem to l>e _ able to control his  * flock.    Mr, Martin and Mr. Cotton  each want to be the' controling spirit  ,   *ofthe administration,   and as both  are   men  of strong   determination  neither will yield to the other., And  while these men are playing for the  " controling hand the province suffers.  No part}- ever came into power with  'better opportunities  than-this* one.  They succeeded a set of, men who  were  running 'the  province on the  ideas that, prevailed  in old crown  colony days.    Their advent to power  -was hailed by the peoole as a precursor  of better   legislation.      But  what a disappointment.    The first  ' move  was -that  political   trick  by  which' two   members   were   given  seats in the legislature while protests were before the court.    Their  alleged anxiety to have these districts represented was only a sham.  Had   it been a case  in which two  members of the* other  side of the  house were concerned the bill would  ��� never have been drawn. - This was  ��� short!}*. followed by , the. Alien bill,  a measure of which every true Canadian ought to be thoroughly ashamed.  It has  been our proud beast' that  under Canadian law anyone would  find as secure and honorable treatment  as  any place in   the  world.  But what can we say when a legislature deliberately repudiates a contract   and refuses to   alien  miners  records to claims they have been invited to onen up.    Is it any wonder  Premier Semlin so Informs That  Gentleman.  HOTEL VICTORIA  SURPRISE LAKE,  his Conduct at the Rosslahd Banquet Disgraceful.  then that men guilty of such acts  should quarrel amongst themselves?  The day is close at hand, we  hope, when the people will be given  an opportunity to rid themselves of  these people. But who are to be  put in their place. Surely not the  men who preceded them, with their  band of hangers-on. No, what is  wanted in their place are men who  will serve their' country for their  country's sake not for their own  sake. Politics in British Columbia  at present haev sunk to a low'ebb.  Nowhere is this more apparent than  in this district. On both sides of  the present house there are men  who command the respect of the  people. These men. should now  come to the front.  Crossing Pine a mile or so above Discovery  a sign hangs out to tlio breeze on a footbridge that possesses a ti.ige of humor in  it. It is not u modern ii|i-to-duto structure,  by any means, but safe enough for a total  abstainer to cross without craw ling over it.  This is it: "Notice! Tho act of crawling  over thi.*, bridge i* considered a gro-s insult  to tli-3 designers and anyone found so doing  will he prosecuted to the fullest extent ol  the luw. Hy order. T. & L. A. G. P. S." The  writer could not Hud out the meaning of the  initials, but judging by other notices, it  must be a hridgiltiuce committee.  Considerable lumber U being taken up to  Pine and Spruce, and efforts are being made  to deliver the same on Wright. The price ut  Pine is 1- l--- cents  and on Spruce li).  - Vancouver, J uly 4.---The Province publishes  tonight the follow iug special from Victoria,  suspected to emanate from or be inspired by  tho Attorney-Generul himself:  ''Victoria, July I. ��� The inner political  circles here are iu a ferment today over  u cabinet crisis, which is no less, serious a  mutter than the insistence by the Premier  that the Attornej'-Genorul should resign,  und the equally iirm refusal oi the Attoruuy-  Genorul to do anything of the sort.. The de-  tuils of the row between Hon. Mr.Semlin and  Hon. Joseph Martin are wanting, but it  seems apparent thut thu government as ut  present constituted cannot live.' Tlie breach  between the Premier nml the chief law officer of the crown being irrecoticiluble.  "It appear" that the Hon. Mr. Semlin culled  at the office of the Hon. Mr. Martin, on Su-  'turduy ami asked him to resign his portfolio  on three- dillerent counts: Firstly, on the  charge thut he was uot attending to the business of his department: .secondly, bucuuso hu  hud been disclosing the private business of  the cabinet; and. thirdly, because he had  brought the cabinet into disrepute by his  actions at the banquet to ex-1-ieiitcnant-  Goveruor .Macintosh in Kosslu-id.  "Mr. .Martin, it is said, refused positively to  resign. He stilted taut the ehnrge of not attending to the business ot his department  was absolutely untrue, und insisted that it  wus administered iu a better manner than  ever before. He quoted many instances to  prove this, und the Premier did not urgue  the point. , <  "As to betraying the government secrets,  Mr. Murtiu denied that he had- done uny-  thing oi the sort. He stated thut he had  been forced to .set him.self right before some  of his constituents because Mr. Cotton, chief  commissioner of lands mid works, hud incorrectly stated that the government hud  taken u certain position, when us a mutter  of fact the government had not done anything ot the sort.  "It was over the third charge- that of the  trouble at tne Rossluud banciuet��� that considerable acrimony arose. Mr. Martin said  that the Premier's request for liU resignation ou that score was ridiculous, iu view of  the fuot that ho had never been asked for an  explanation of what had occurred, "  ��� "Then the row begun. Mr. Murtiu told Mr.  Semlin that he hud done uu exceedingly bold  thing iu asking for his resignation. In cold,  set terms he explained to the Premier that  he (the Premier) was only there ou sufferance, for hud it not been for the consideration shown him at the caucus iu Vancouver  he could not have had the slightest chance of  being culled to power. He accused the Premier of being a weak tool iu the hands of  lion. F. Carter-Cotton.  "So the interview ended. Tlie Attorney-  Generul bus uot resigned, and it is understood that he has no intention of resigning,  his view being that the Premier has no more  to say in tho matter than any other member  of the cabinet. The Lieutenant-Governor is  at present in the Atlin country, so that no interference of any sort can be looked for  from him.  "Friends of the government party sny thut  u caucus is to be held ut once. Tiie portfolio of attorney-general was to have been  ottered to Mr. II. D. Helmcken, senior member for Victoria. There is little doubt that  an election in the near future must be held,  us the present situation cannot continue."  TUB liOBSLAND BANQUET.  Col. F. S. Topping, of Trail, gave a coast  paper recently u history of the incident ut  Rosslaud when Hon. Joseph Martin called  the banqueters "white-shirted hoboes" and  told them to "go' to hell."  "The statement has beeu made in one of  the coast papers that the trouble 'arose over  the Attorney-General having made a reference to the war of independence, and stating  that he would have fought w ith the Americans. That was not the cuse, however. He  hud been speaking generally when he mude  thin reference, and it wus about the only remark thut caused a laugh. The fact thut he  would fight w ith the oppressed people seemed  to the uudieuce unite enough for them to  laugh at. But all through his introductory  remarks he scumoil like a man who hud  really nothing to say and did uot even have  any idea of how to say it. He might easily  have made a pleasing reference to Mr. Macintosh when the interruptions first took  pluce, and then taken his seat. But these  only made hi in angry, and he gradually  worked up until his tulk was very loud.  Then he began, as we put it ou the American  -side, to throw bouquet:, tit himself. Ho hud  come to the ineotiug from Vancouver, and he  meant to suy, iie vehemently reinu i ked, what  he liked. Then he began to tell of what he  hud done'in Ontario au'd Manitoba, aud in  what esteem they were held. Then he came  further west. 'That was bud for British  Columbia,' someone remarked, and then the  torreut came down. Mr. .Murtiu slummed  his fist on the table in it way that made the  glasses ring, and.told its that uewould never .  ��"+~NOW OPEN  Sleeping Bunks, Hearty Meals,,Best Liquors and Cigars.  Visitors have the use of boat or canoe for fishing, on the lake free of  charge.'Special terms from Saturday to Monday."  get our courthouse. 'There are other vote*  in British Columbia,' he suid, besides those  in Rosslaud, and I will see that you never get  a cont for tho courthouse here.' Then he-  strode out of the room. Strange though it  may appear, the banuuot proi-uodud. The  scene wus disgraceful, jet ludicrous. Of  oourso they hooted him us he p'ussod'out of  the door. *  "A short time nftor ho came back, but as  -soon as he had a clianco he jumpod up again.  It isn't easy to forget tlie scene that followed.  Mayor Goodeve sat calmly enough ut the  head of the table.' For mining and smelter  mon and politicians, I think we were a fairly nice-looking lot. They were ull iu evening dress, except,myself. Mr. Murtiu waved  his arms und shouted, amid a torrent of  murmuriiigs: 'I will sec that this courthouse  is built,' lie exclaimed, .'but you white-  shirted hoboes can all go to-bell.' Those  were the exuet words lie used, and'then ho  retired.  "Thi-fe or four of the younger men followed him, and iu tho lobby one" tapped him  lightly ou the cheek with 'his fingers, but  wus stopped before uny damage was done.  The next thing thut was seen of Mr. Martin  was he and his grip going up the street���  alone, Ever* bit of respect thut anyone had,  for him in Kootenay was alienated by his  actions at tho banquet."  LIST  LOTS  YOUR  AT  Rant & Jones,  OLDEST ���  - ESTABLISHED  ��� BROKERS  -  ��� ,'-    ���' OF ATLIN".'  ��� -,Agents for the John Irvingv Negation Company.  } ,     Peari, St., Atlin, B. C.  THE PASSENGER LIST.  The following is the list of passengers arrived in Atlin during the pust week on the  Scotia:    - -  July 10.���J. Holmes, Geo. Ross, Mr. Mock,  Mrs. Malley, Chas. White, John Stanley, SI.  Thomas, A. J. Roohon, U. M.'Dickey, W. H.  Lettison, H. McKay,* Chus..Milne, F. J. No-  wuchi. J. H. Falconer, W. M. Bot��ford, Mons.  De Label, Miss May De Lobel, Mousy. Guespe-  rean, Mrs. Bennett and D. H. Walker.    -' -  July 13.���Mrs. Hayes, A. Broivn, E. Rosselli,  J. A. Brown, ��. M. West,.Simon Kuhn, G.  Stelly; A."Fuber, J. A. Swartzell, J-.-Ll-Provin,  W. F. Gilsou, D. McEchruu, .Mrs..Stephenson;  Miss A. Heck and sister, Mrs. Leatherdale  und children, Geo. Beavers, Capt. Lnngley,  Dr. Monro, H. Helgesen, W. MeCraney aud A.  McKinnon., '  PINE TREE HOTEL.  DISCOVERY, B. C/  When you come to Discovery  Take shelter under the  TREE.  -���   r .Finest of Liquors.  Good stabling.      '  '    CHAS. R.OUBRIDGE, Mgn  Good dining room run  iu connection.  .     H. CANCELLOR, Caterer.  PAPA, WHAT   WOULD   YOU TAKE  FOR  ME?" .   .    -  She  was  ready to sleep and sho lay on my  arm,  Iu her little frilled cap so fine,  With  her golden  hair hanging  out nt the  edge, -  Like a circle of noon sunshine.  And I hummed the tune of Banbury CroSR,  And Three .Men Who Put Out to Sea,  When she sleepily suid, ns she closed her blue  eyes: *    ,  "Papa, what would you take for me?"  And I answered: "A dollar, dear little heart."  And she slept, baby weary with play.  But I held her warm in my love strong arms  And I rocked her and rocked away.   ���   ���    ���  Oh, the dollar meant all the world to me,  The laud and the sea and the sky,  The lowest depth of tho lowest place,  Tho'highest of all that's high.  All the cities, with streets and palaces,  With the people and stores of art,  1 would uot take for one low-, soft throb  Of my little one's loving heart;  Nor nil the gold that was ever found,  In the busy, wealth-finding past,  Would I take for one smile of my darling's  face,  Did I know- it must be the last.  For tho words of the song expressed more to  me,  Than they ever before had meant,  And tho  night   crept   on,   and   I  slept and  dreamed,'  Of things fur too glorious td be,  And I w akcued with lips saying close to my  ear,  ''Papn, what would you .take for me?"  ���Eugene Field  .HOTEL   RUSSELL..  ^  ". ,, First-Class Goods  , And- First-Class. Service.   ,     -,  ''   ��� Rates' Reasonable."  ���* Choice Wines, * .  *,    -    ' - '-���  Liquors and Cigars.,  JAS..  Ii." RUSSELL1',-" 'Proprietor -"  H  OTEL   IRVING.  A. R.  Newly,Furnished,      - -  Eirat-Class Accommodations.  Wines. Liquors, Etc.  McDONALD, Proprietor,  Discovery St. and First Avenue.  TULES   EGGERT  Swiss Watchmaker.  Has charge of government instruments.    First street, Atlin.  John Irving Navigation Co,  Direct line of steamers   ���  between      "'  ���  Atlin   and   Bennett*  ���   ���        -The  STEAMER  "SCOTIA"  .Makes close connections with  the  STEAMER  For  "GLEANER"  Bennett.  The British Hostelry  LOG   OABIN,   B*   Go  A spot where the weary sojourner  can find rest.  i  T. TUGWELL,  Prop.  ..THE KOOTENAY...  Furnished Rooms and  Grill Room in connection.  HAYWOOD   &    BYRON,  Proprietors.  L PILLMAN  Funeral   Director   and  .Embalmer  Third and Discovery,    Atlin, B. C.  Bodies Embalmed for Shipment a Specialty.  Orders on short notice.  All kinds of Funeral Supplies at reason-  a hi*; rates.  ���x?mr��m**v**nM**rt^<*i*yw*a~im*. ATLIN*,    ti.C,    SATURDAY,    JULY    15.    i8gc>.  iX  1  A GOLDEN LOAF  Taken ,Out of Spruce  CreeK  126 Below on Saturday.  at  11  Hundreds of Miners Assemble to  Do Homage.  Elghtj-three ounces, A ponpyWeights 1.1  gruius is the woight of the big pioco of g*ld  taken out of Spruce Creek ut 12(1 below by  Win. West and G. Hafl'oniieu, owner! of tho  claim, ut 11:3J o'clock ou Saturday morning.  The big lump has been named The West  and to give an Idea of what it looks like just  take a loaf of breud, cut it lu two and there  you huve its,counterpart in size, though not  lu valun. Thorn Is considerable quartz iu its  niaUo-up. ( 4 ,  The lump uttolided divine service lu tho  Hank of Commerce building'the day following it* liberation, from tlie now famed clulni  ou Spruce, mid no doubt famiiiarized itself  with its future ubude, for it punned down  tho long counter und then passed back  ugain, keeping tills up for hours.  One devout Christian made the suggestion  that it be placed ou Rev, Mr, Priugle's contribution pinto, but the owner, for reasons  better known to himself, didn't think thut  way. '       '"*     l  Another man said he had wt>u the name  piece in California years ago. r Another thut  he wouldn't believe it cunio from Spruce at  ull.   Another that it came frnm Dawson.  A Claim man, who loves walking and  nioiintuiu climbing, started out ou Tuesday  to find the owner. At 120 below ou Spruce  Mr. West was found, standing on 'a sluice,  box in the act of forking out tailings, with  four or five onlookers watching putiently,  like gamblers waiting for a pltir of kings  to feast their eyes on any more thut inuy  turn up.   s r        ������j^*i,_���^r,i-.      '     '   '  "Any more, Air. West?"  "None, to-duy,">he replied, ut the same  time coming down from his perch'and taking a seat on some tailings neur by.  "There is where it eumn out of," pointing'  to a hole where three men stood shovelling  dirt up into the boxes, and nott over three  feet from the lower right-hand stake of his  claim. -   " i  "I am working this claim in conjunction  with Mr. J. Haffenner, who owns the one  above me., We sturted work ou this, the  lower, and will work up. Wa have three  men helping us: A. Moses, Tom Warder and  K. Nicholls. I was the first to pick,up the  lump, aud as I held it up and smiled to one  of the men he let out-a yell thut brought the  miners' on the udjoiniug claims toll standstill. Some thought it w us an accident, but  older heads knew better, and away dow n to  130 below skirted tlie glad news, faster by  fur than any wire could tell; hill, bench,  creek, and ever} nook iu circuitous Spruce  echoed the glad refrain; picks, shovels, forks  und all the warlike weapons of tho FREE  miner lay at rest while their ow iters enme  up to worship the new-born bube. About  300 miners congregated, and then tlie news  went out to the Junction, and the kodac muu  came iu and photographed everything in  siglit." * **   * - '    '     ,  At this moment an old friend of Mr. West's  from Wright creek, who had heard the news,  cume up, and,with the salutatiou of "You  lucky olcLruscnl," ended the interview uud  tho reporter left.  ' ,  Mr. West's home is iu Toutle, Wash., and  he arrived iu the district iu August, 1898.  Iu consequence of this find properties on  Spruce creek have trebled in value.       ,  LIBERAL IN PROXIES.  to Vancou-  From Guysboro, N. S.  ver, B. C.  From the Colonist of July 5. '  Members of the Atliu delegation on their  wuy to Victoria fell in ut Bennett w ith one  J. S. Carrou, at that time on his wuv to Dawson, but who had been to Atlin not many  months ago.        , \   ,' . ;  > He went iu, indeed, us the representuthe  of J. H. Russell "and others"���for tho purpose of staking and taking possession of  claims by proxy. Mr. Carrou, when ho appeared iu Atliu, was armed with uiedeutials  appointing him agent for sonio 15 or 20  proniiiientinen "on the outside"���the first  names appearing on his papers being us follow s, with the number of mining certificate  held bj ouch:      ,  Joseph Martin���24,25UA.  I). C. Frusor (the Liberal member -"of the  Commons for Guysboro)- !!9,194A.  ' George R.'Muxw ell, M. P.���:Ut,H*!iA.  -  Hew itt Bostock, M. P.'���7,(520.  Carrou believes himsolf, bis Air. Russell  und tho other principals, aggrieved men. He  was, it uppeurs, tin American citizen, but as  his credentials were dated December 10, 181)8,  ���there wus no flaw iu them in this respect.  His particular grievance is that he holds a  receipt (in behulf of his principals) for a  sum of (17.R0, for record of the Forest Rose,  Mary, Mocking Bird, Louise, Ohio and  Luura. und also for leuve of absence or holdover���yet the record is now refused (presumably because he is an alien) and he cannot  get his money back. -  As a result of which ho curses the country  aud (in behalf of the principals, of course)  declares that the^ government w hieh permits  such iniquities is not u.government to be  respected. ' ,  /'.      STOP    WHERE,  THE.   MINERS    STOP.  II. C. Abzer's Discovery Hot ei  ���i      " i  ' '.",    Cor. Discovery and Second Streets, Opposite Merchants Bank  '- �� of Halifax.' *   '  Private rooms for ladies. '     , Best Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  FINEST�� HOTEL    IN    THE    NORTH. ,  Auction sale of claims every Saturday night at, 8 p. m.    Music every  night at 7 p. ra. under the direction of Mr. Jack Harrison.  Nothing Too Good for the Prospector.  Have your mail addressed to R. C. Anzer's Discovery Hotel, Atliu.'B. C,  Skookum House', Log Cabin; Bennett Hotel, Bennett; Quliin City Hotel, Quinn City, B. Ci)  - ;   '  A. G. Brownlee, M. A." I. M. E.  R. C.'L'owry, A. M. I. C. E.  BROWNLEE <��> LOWRY,  OONSULTING   ENGINEERS*  \ ��� ��� L  Civil,  Mining and  Hydraulic  Engineers.  TO TESLIN IN FOUR DAYS.  Chas.'Wright and Tom Switzer left for  Teslin lust Saturday morning w ith two dogs,  25 lbs each, and a good pack themselves.  They are not out on a stampede, like so  many iu the past; they go to the relief of an  old friend ��� Cy. Taylor, _who worked for  Chas. Wright at Teslin wlien things were  different iu that neighborhood to what they  now are���who is down with scurvy. The relief expedition is taking a goodly supply of  potatoes'-and onions for the sufferer and anticipate making the trip in fourdays. Chas.  Wright'will return immediately ou arrival,  while Tom Switzer will remain behind to  nurse the patient to his former solf.  .   Mining Property of all kinds carefully  examined  and reliabl}- reported on. x -   - " ' ' "',,''  Plans and "estimates of cost of equipment of Hydraulic and other  Mines carefully'prepared.      '               *     -            # ���        ,*">',  Surveys accurately made, Levels Run, Plats, etc.', furnished.   ' '  Water Rights Guaged aiid applications made for same.  '*��� .  Agents for the Atlin District for ,.>'-'  CAMPBELL'S IMPROVED HYDRAULIC ELEVATOR ,  i      - k " ' ���AND���    J '    '��� -     '   ; '"  SIMMONS' BALL-BEARING HYDRAULIC MINING GIANTS.  As well as for all other Hydraulic ,Plaut.   '  Pearl Ave.; Opp.- Post Office. -    Atlin, B.* C  .Correspondence solicited. ' ���  A NARROW ESCAPE.  A. R. Beeson, of San Francisco, B. Berger,  of Tacoma, and A. McAllister,' of Seattle,  built a boat on Pine creek, half a mile from  its mouth, and in coining down on the afternoon of the 7th the'boat capsized and all  three were thrown into the water. They'all  succeeded in reaching land after floating down stream a distance.* Beeson was the  w orst sufferer, everything lie possessed being in the boat. The three men waited on  Commissioner Gruham and lie provided for  them temporarily.  A  PROSPEROUS   COMPANY.  The following extruct, taken from the  Winnipeg Free Press of April 22nd,' shows  what tremendous strides the Parsons Produce Company have mude in u comparatively short time: "After A) years of steady,  vigorous expansion, the oldest wholesale  provision house iu Winnipeg, tlie Pursons  Produce Company, finds itself doing a business the turnover of w liich wus lust year in  the vicinity of a cool million dollars. The  history of this solid, prosperous firm resembles thut of any other greut business establishment, inasmuch us it is u narrative of  foresight and indomitable pluck on the part  of the founder, uud great udniiuistrative and  business talents ou that of the men who have  moulded its grow th in later years.  "A nourishing branch, a vigorous offshoot  of the parent house ut Winnipeg, exists at  Vancouver,' prosided over by A. F. Rolph;  and even iu far Dawson City you will still see  the sign of the Parsons Produce Company  written in bold letters. The stock' was taken  in by way of St. Michaels last summer, and  so encouraging were the results of this venture that during March of the present year,  an outfit in charge of J. A. Fraser was sent  in over the ice to Lake Atlin, and iu future  good prairie-raised produce w ill lend strengh  and stamina to the right arm of the hardy  Atlin miner as he wrests the dust from ths  pockets of dame nature."  '   ,     GOING MINING.  J. Costpllo and W. J. Gibbons, who7 were  connected with the Commercial. Hotel iu  Vancouver last year, and who left the latter  place with the object of erecting and running a hotel at Discovery, have sold out their  recently completed structure to Geo. Hayes  and J. Connell. 1 The building, which stands  on Main street, is easily the handsomest in  Discovery, 'awl Messrs. Costello & Gibbons  are deserving of all credit for the manner,  iu which they-handled the details of its construction. ,  Both gentlemen huve extensive mining interests iu the vicinity of Pine and'Willow-  Creeks, and consider that they should have  their undivided attention.  NOTICE.  County   Court;   of   Vancouver.  holden at Atlin.  -      < ;  -       *    , *  > County Court will be held at the town of  Atlin, on Thursday, the 20th day of July and  Friday, the 11th day of. August next, at the  hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon,   i.'  E. M. N. WOODS, Registrar.  THE INTERNATIONAL    *   -  HOTEL.  Good Liquors,       Good Wines,  Fine Cigars.  Howe & Olsen, Proprietors.  Frist and Discovery,  " Atlin.  Enjoy home accommodation  by stopping at  Ihe Exchange  Choicest liquors'and cigars <  in the city.   Table and beds  unsurpassed.   Meals ut all hours, i(  *    ^ * '*  . Maher and Mead*  ��� J. Maher, Manager..  Corner  2nd and1 Discovery, Atlin.  Lumber has fallen  per thousand to $100.  in Dawson   from   $150  THE-  Canadian Bank...  .of Commerce  ...a  Has moved to new offices  Corner Second and Pearl Streets.  Government Assay.Office.  The Vancouver Board of Trade  gives notice that the government' of  British Columbia have -established  an office in Vancouver and that the  banks and merchants will negotiate  the certificates issued by the govern:  ment assayer. ' >      *  CHARLES E. TISDALL,  President.  I PRINCIPAL   BATH   HOUSE  AND   LAUNDRY.  Best  Equipped  Establishment  in Atlin".  Lake Street, near Sawmill.  GOLD   HOUSE  ,    PINE CITY.    * '    /   '  Good Liquors,  Good Wines  -  - - and Cigars.  Beds and Meals a Specialty.  LETHERDALE     &    BURTON,'  Proprietors.  S11  IMSON'S VARIETY STORE.  Tho mail service between Bennett and  Atliu is much better than between here and  the coast cities. Two copies of, tho Yukon  Sun addressed to this office left Dawson ou  June 29th and arrived here July 7th. This  beats Var'coiiver-Victoria. mail by a week.  Thoroughly Equipped Assay  Office in Connection.  Gold Assayed, Purchased or  Taken on Consignment.  Exchange sold on all the principal points in Europe, the United  States and Canada.  Carrying a  large stock of  Stationery, Tobacco, Etc  Ladles'  Wearing  Apparel   is  a  Special  Feature.  First and Runt Streets.  A  ITKEN & STRANAHAN,  Painters.  Neat and artistic signs at reasonable rates. x  ATLIN GENERAL HOSPITAL  ATLIN,  B. C.      '  Competent    Nurse    Attendants.     Moderate  charges.  Prhatr wards for intilf or female   pnlit-nts  In the County Court of Vancouver,  Holden at Atlin. .  - No. of plaint 1,1899.  Between Joseph G. Scott, Samuel Frame,  John T. Lee, Robert Large, Charles  Ehrenfeld, Isaac M. Scott, Harvey F.  Clark, William A. Auld and William S.  Bennett, plaintiffs, and L. D, Kinney uud  George Sinclair, defendants.  The tenth day of July, 1899.  Upon the application of E. C. Kenning, solicitor for the pluiutiffs, and upon reading  his affidavit and the exhibits therein referred to  I do order that service of the summons  herein, ou the defendunt, L. D. Kinney, be  allow ed by publishing a copy of this order lu  the Atliu Claim iu two issues immediately  following the date of this order.  I do further order that service of the said  summons ou the said defendant as above  mentioned be as effectual for all purposes as  personal sorvioe thereof.  And I do further order that tho said defendant, Kinney, appear to the said summons on  or before the .Ith day of August, 1899, and in  defnult of his so doing the plaintiff be at  liberty to enter judgment against him as on  defuult of appearance.  And I do further order that the costs of  mid incidental to this application be costs in  the cause.  Entered July 10.1899.  (Sgd.) P. J&. IRVING, J.,  Acting as County Court Judge of Vancouver.  (Sgd.)      E. M. N. WOODS, Registrar.  J.  STOREY,  Wholesale Dealer iu  Saddlery, Horse Clothing/  Pack Saddles, Etc, Etc  (I.-i-tiri^.* *"l rppl. Vawnmpr  P.. C.  *   -fi-  -.'i   /-���-.  J _,       J   .111  J *   ��� r? w  *^'-.\  * i / * .<.., i  ' - ��r   '--I*; Al  /'   "   / ������-  - : _..������'-!*  ,   ,    *' �� l'* .  .--.-.    ' r "-' I  '.-���.."���.'#  *     - . s" - '/ I  -��� X i "*,  e     ^ -v ,.  /        l  -      ' . 'I  '   .   -j- ;* J\  ������ .'*���.:?'  ���'v ������������-?.  <J*  ���>v."WJ  ' '"'- C  - -. -, ->  /* i"  - V-u7v/**,v  /    . - *     ��    '  N Wi/T^ili *id !*!/���**,�� J  .��j*to ���f^jjJ'ff .'j���-*****?* ffi^^.* EfffSSffi^f^1? ,*?t J*Wi^"t^*^��^^>Mja tr *ttpiv^*rayjai!iCfyrf j&flC*H tt'WVr.^WW^W^.I'W^  iv^-sas^^^  ���j-aaiitfo&s^^  fil  il-  L./i'i'  I y  21-- ,  |; 'i  If:**' <  !-r  I <  ATLIN,    B. C,    SATURDAY,   JULY    15,    ���****���  SHCKED UP HERE AND THERE. |      .   THE   COMMISSION  Metbicul Hull for iruit suit*.  ii. UlisscliU roturiied to Atlin on Thursdaj.  S'l'tiiiMOii.t foi new goods jusl arrived at  MiHfic-atli Hmia, PiBt.t street.  CujiimlmtOKltRiuliurdsoii for lino gent's fur-  nisliiiigs.ii.iM. hoots und ahoos.  r Tent   for snip���New,  ne*er been   put   up>  11x21.   1'ui-uire ut Tns.Cr.AlM office.  ., Just  received at  Ciamuiings & Uiehnrdson  a Hue line of clothing uud huts.  Kico & Hustle,purchased 500 o��s. 'of gold  during the live days ending Friduy.  His Lordship Bishop Ttidley.wl the diooeso  of Culodoiiia, is expected sooki on t�� visit.  Two thoroughly experienced plucer minors  r        '       desire a "lay" uu  some  godd claim.   Awil}1'  ���t this otlice.  Five milk cows wore sold recently imWaw-  coii for $1^40- A good horse cuu be hud  i-oni -MMIO t��# j.150- ,   , - f >   u   ���  Hi Hu-tt wsBoWsn'o-irt reiK>rt in Muddiest**!  *.. Denies .,*�� new'"* jwdfepmHiA Jew Hwldlesitati  i��itli costs- I* slicmCd lw*��--o ��ewi TiUridlCft.    '  Mr. F. S. FTndlov, air present in  Atlin,  re-  , -wived on Tuesday the-y��d news of the death  ,    af his mother ut Vuiiooawr on June 23rd-  Church of- England set-vices will be held  at corner Trainor und Third streets an Stin-  *iy at 11 ti. in-wud 3 p,m., and (at Discovery  ot 7:110 p.m. .     '       .     '  A concert w ill be given in the Proslvyteriun  'fhurclt ou Tuesday evening., July 18th. The  jnoceeds-will be used for Httnig- up the  ���mrses' residence.- t  ,  "I'm not as green' us X look," suinl a  man  un First street-oii Wednesday while offering  Kidishes for sule ut 3T) cents a dozen.   They  'wore as large ns  peusC aud/'Atlin-growu  ut  that.  Jas. H. Falconer, of Bennett, arrived in the  city during the past week. Observing the  thirsty leok'&ef the people here he w ill short-  3jye"itab'Tsh a soda water and bottling works  ja��A&liu~  The Oddfellows   and   Knights   of  Pythias  - hn>e ench a roll book in charge of' H. N.  Conuell ut Pillmun's store iu Disco\ei*y,  w here all members of each order are asked  ff to cull and register. i  Tho Masonic club ut,Discovery now numbers 75 members, with  .L? C.  Dillon,  Pres.,  and J. B. Higgins, Secretary.   On Wednesduy  1 ' next Hon. Chas. H. Cuton will deliver a lec  ture before the club. ^        ,    ,'       .        ; /,  Services will beheld  iu. the First Presby-  tbrinn church, corner Third and Discover}^  _ -ittii>cts,.oraS*ii��:Wl��tlO:3()-a."m.,. and 7:80 p.*  '"'am. SJnKfctsr sriiorrf at ��:SB l�� m.   Rev. John  -fWnglfe, 131 Al- miiiFstoirJ' '     '     '  In some countries stage-cfluches do a good  Business, but in Atlfti d&trfctthey don't, says.  Mr. C. H. Shera, who has tuRen his coach off-  the Discovery route, because euch horse  costs him >-( a day to feed.  The Rev. D. G. Cock, B. A., who is under  appointment by the Presbyterian church to  the Yukon, and Rev. J. A. Sinclair, M. A., of.  Bennett, arrived this morning and will  preach in the Presbyterian church to-morrow.  The new' Government assay office established at Vancouver recently, issued its-first as-  ���ty w arrant on June 28th.   The value- of the  , cold deposited for assay w as* in the neigh-  Rurhcort of SIOJDOO,, anid wus ussaypd, run  iito bars and' offfcfirity stumped (hiring tbe  afternoon.  Amongst the urrivafi. hy-nuirsdrny's.-steum-  - er was the wife and child of. the Rev. Mr.  Stephenson. They will probably remain for  �� few weeks before returning to-thek- home  at Saanich, V. I. Mrs. Stephenson says she  kas enjoyed the trip immensely so far and in.  charmed with the surroundings of Atliu.  The firm of Dockrill & Co., the enterprising Discoverv street druggists, have moved  ('iiurters and now are to be found 'on First  street next to Eussell*", ptuiliou. The iirm  ii composed of young men, in a young country and a young town, and by tho change of  locations, iti it. evident thej are ivbreust of  t*ie-ttmes*. Exua^ped,, jo* th��y one,, with the  'ih-fcatr iw *>��ei>y{*��fn-g they e��rr?r, it is. safe to  mix they" will do- am increased business in  ttooii- new. quurters.  Mr:-Cumrmings, of Cuminiugs & Riehurd-  sou, left for the outside onSaturda>\to hurry along some goods that lire on the roud  between Victoriu und Atliu. They have  hud two or three small shipments, but the  bulk bus not arrived. They are making u  specialty of gent's furnishings: ulso boots  und shoes, uud carry a creditable line of everything that fastidious man could wish for.  Their place of business is ou First street,  ���  directly opposite the Kootenuy hotel.  the  FUSION OR ELECTION.  Richard McBride, member for Dewdnr-y,  smiled u "told-you-so" smile, whe-i usked  w lint he thought of the mess nt Victoria.  He denies that there is any collusion between  the Conservatives und Messrs. Semlin-Cotton.  His iirm opinion is that Mr. Martin is a dead  letter iu pro\iiieiuI politics. His only resort  is to tho provincial liberal platform, and unless the leaders of that party greatly modify  their views they won't huve him. He believed /that either a fusion between the  Semliii-Mnrtiu combination and tlie present  opposition or tin election will take place  within (in dnia. The fu.sion mentioned would  command the support of three-fourth*, of  the member* of the legislature. Personally  he speaks very highly of Mr. Martin's capabilities. ' j  Made Good 'Progress .During  Past Week.'  The follow ing is a summury of the week's  proceedings ut the mill ol justice:  1 '     HATUltDAY, JULY 8.  Furi-nu vs Turner.���Lullru on Pino.���This  claim was originally staked in August last  b> Christian, w ho was then a purtner ol  l.urron; the latter ussisted in tho staking.  AftorwurdsFurrt-ii went out on account of  sickness, uud in September the claim w us re-  staked by Turner, who alleged thut It wus  illegally stuked. At the triul it wus set up  by Christian, who himself gave evidence to  that effect, thut the cluim v,us uot bona fide  represented.'but tho court refused to deprive Furroii of the property, tho Commissioner remurkiiig thut thofunsupported testimony of Christum, whoso duty it wus to  represent the cluim, against his purchaser  'und former purtner, wua not sufficient evidence HuitoyrivftFtt-M-eu of his property.  sooni-xtc, jwly 10.  SVopjAur ���. Edward* unit, MoiicoU.-Roy  crook cUum uu Wright- Edwards abandoned  tiny rights he limy have had in this case? ���**"���  the remuiniiig contestant being ont of the  country, and having taken' no'meusures to  huve his interestun-epreseiitedun order nisi  for a record to Wopplei* was made returnable ou the 4th of August, when it will be  mad*, absolute if n��> cause is shown to the  contrary. Edward's record of the claim,  w hlch he had named the Eureka, to be can-,  celled. -       ��� ���  ' ,  Fu'rren vs. Turney-Iu this - case, after  , the triul u Mr. McDow ell staked a portion of  the ground on the strength of a "rumor that  it was vacunt., The, matter was brought up  formally before the Commissioner on Monduy morning, and wassummarilj dealt with  bj him. People's riglits must be respected,  the- commissioner remarked, und lie wus  surprised that men should go out und stnke  cluinis/the titles to which were still before  tho" commission for consideration. In this  instance Mr. McLowell would have to pay  the casts of the present appearance, w hich  the court fixed at *2r>.. ,Mr. McDowell paid  over the ?�� at once to Mr., Turner's lawyer,  but the commissioner intimated that in future he1 would 'fix the'eosts of snob matters  at >100, so that men who staked other people's grounds woukl'have. an idea of the  risks they take.  Records w ere ordered to issue for Henry  C-AshJ '.'Aurora,",' on-Pine;iAlbert Wilson,  the "Jeiinie"'on Pine-'A. Vinette, the "Junction'; on Pine, and R. Surlett', the "Black  Diamond" on Spruce.  Boyle vs. Menzies���Poormu'n, bench claim  on Willow. Mr. Boyle, the petitioner in this  caae, withdrew the petition,-aud the case  was therefore dropped.  E. J. Dalton wus grunted a record for the  "Lucky Chance" on Willow.  Wreppler���vs. Moneaft and Edwards.���Ed-  w urds disclaimed in this case, and the other  udveise claimant not appearing, the record  in Weppler was confirmed to the Roy creek  claim on Wright creek.  Schultz vs. Hayes���"Dakota" on Pine. In  this case Mr. Hayes disclaimed any rights  and accordingly Mr. Schultz was given a  record in the claim us of the 4th of September, 1898.  ;,     *TUi:8DAY, JULY' 11.  Milan vs. Rushton��� "Annie" and'"Annie  No. 2," bench claim on Pine. In this case  Milan, the petitioner, staked tbe ground on  tlie 8th und then again on the 14th September, 1898.'on account of uot having obtained  his miners' license at the time ot the first  staking. In cross-examination, however, he  admitted having assisted Rushton to stake  the same ground, on the uuderstuudiug that  Rushton, who is a British subject, was to  have a hulf interest in the cluim und hold  the other hulf for Milan, who is not a British  subject. Rushton, on the other hand, denied in his evidence the existence of any  such agreement,, und stuted thut Milan not  only offered the claim to him, for nothing,  but actually cut his, Milan's name, off the  stakes and wrote Rushton's on them instead- The latter ol>taiued a, recosd on this  snaking, and altegetl thut it was only when  some good prospects- were taken out that  Milan claimed a half interest. The Commissioner decided that Milan having tuken his  iiusw* off the stakes, his action must be tuk-  eu us un abandonment. The petition wus,  therefore, dismissed.  N. Meers wus given an order nisi, returnable 4th August, for records to his ciuims,  the Pudding on Pino and tho No. 2 below discovery on Spruce, unless iu tlie meantime  cause is shown to the contrary by anyone  having a better title.  Similar orders were given to Chas. John-  mjii for Lucky Stur. Willow ; P. J. Finn for  tho Agues, Pine: S. J. Murnuis for the Sego,  Spruce.  Summons vs. Tbelin���Polly B on Willow.  In this cuse, w hich wus a contest as to the  <iuuntity of ground stuked, Thelin wus ud-  judged entitled to ICO feet, bench ground, inside his stukes.'tbe fraction going-to Summons. No costs., however, were awarded to  Thelin.  WEDNESDAY, JULY  12.  Today was begun the trial of what tire  known us the Northwest etises, und ulthoiigh  much interest bus centered iu the (Miction,  the principle upon which the Commissioner  proceede 1 to deul with it rendered it very  simple. Nos. 3 und 4 abo*e discovery were  the cases set dow ii  for considoi ation.    The  ; '     '        -    ���   ���' ���THIS--    ,       : .  Merchants Bank of Halifax  9 ' r (  incorporated 1809.  Paid Up Capital    -'-���-'   -    -   -,-   -   '$2,000', 600.00'  Rest   -',-   -   -,-   -'-   :   -   -   t,  -   -,$1,250,000.00  A. general   Banking business   transacted.      Gold   Dust ��� assayed  -   / '   purchased. ,  Drafts issued and,money transferred to any part of the world.  The First Bank to Open In Atlin.  L ��� * *  W." A. SPENCER    -  "-    -    -    -v  Manager Atlin Branch.  and  ��� 1  R. BURNS & CQ.,  1, ..  * *��� ���  Wholesale   -   and   -   Retail   -Butchers.  Corner   First  ani>   Pearl  Streets.  ' (.  Builders' Hardware, Miners' Supplies,  .' Tinware,  \  ,    Graniteware,  - Etc, Etc.  -'    ���       '        TINSHOP  IX. CONNECTION.  THOS. DUNN  & CO. (Limited.)  FIRST STREET  ATLIN, B". C.  Who Are   the P.  P.  Co.?  v     - .--   <   . --THE���       -.    " "   '    ''   *  PARSONS PRODUCE CO.  With headr-uarters at Winnipeg, Man., and branches at  Exeter, 'Okt., Vancouver, B.C., Victoria, B.'C. Nelson,'B. C,,  Rossland. B. C,  Atlin, B. C, Bennett, B. C.,.an��f  -   Dawson,-Yukon Territory.'  ' The largest Produce .Business in the-Canadian Northwest.    Carry a  full line'of all kinds of Groceries and Supplies.    Goods second to nont^  Orders\promptly and carefully executed.'      ���,.'.,,'..'/, ,,*    . ���  ��Firstv  Street." ,",    ,'' '-- -  ." Atlin,   B.   C.  fir^t 100 feet, counting up from .Ersenberg's  lowest stake, was not so much a contest in  w hich Ersenberg was concerned as one between Mailable aud Joslyn. the former haying staked iu August, and the latter in April.  The former succeeded as to the portion included within his stakes.. The next 50 feet  was claimed by Oubridge, who staked in  August, 1808r and Huckett, who staked in  Aiwil, 1899, w us determined in favor of Oubridge as to the part within his stakes. >    -  Belyea vs. Short.���This was u cuse involving  the Northwest- staking. -Captain Short, in  his evidence, showed that ho had prepared a  portion of the ground last full for work this  yeur, and it was some of this ground w hich  a friend staked for Mr. Belyea in- Jauuuary  last. It having beeu shown that, Captain  Short had de facto selected this* particular  100 feet of his 25 I feot N. W. location, in accordance w ith the direction of the mining  recorder, the Commissioner held-that Mr.  Belyea wus not entitled, and his petition w as  dismissed, but without costs. Captain Short  will take the 100 feet dow n stream, beginning  at his wingdam.  Orders nisi for records to issue granted in  the following cases: J. C. West, Franklin, on  Spruce; G. Finnigan, Pelican,-on Boulder;  S.J. McAllister, Golden Gate Group, ou Pine:  J. Campbell, Katie Cron Phie; J. L.Sperry,  Littlo Pine, on Pine; A. Becker, Eugene on  Wright; the Rare on Otter, aud the Mabel  Hill ou Pine. In several of these cases the  opposing parties withdrew their claims.  THUHSDAY, JULY 13.  The Northwest 2*i() foot cases were thrown  oust mt account of the counsel in the case  not having any plan for the guidance of the  Commissioner, who consequently ordered  that a correct survey be made.  Orders nisi we're granted ns follows: .W. S.  Sparks, Kingfisher, creek. Piue; No. 1, 96 below. Musket: Denny, bench. Pine.. Thos. Mc-  Keown, Annie M. S. Freeman, Little Ulu".  creek, Pine: Buttle Axe, creek, Birch; Lind,  bench, Pine; No. 5, Musket. P. Kuehnling,  Pnlouse, bench. Pine: Prince, creek,Spruce.  H. L. Brown, Lizzie B, Musket: L. A.(Meson,  Fred O, bench, Stevendyke: Pearl, bench.  Spruce: Louis O, creek. Stevondyke: C. A.  Lindsay, Jane, bench, Willow; P. K.Lindsay,  Amy. bench, Willow: C. R. Oubridge, Ideal,  bench, Pino.  O.K.  BATHS  -BARBER SHOP.  , The butnsare equally as good as found in'  cities.   Side entrance for ladies..  LINK * PRATT, Props.; First Stretrt.  A. G  Brownlee, M.'E.  . Alice Houghton.  Brownlee & Houghton  FINANOIAl   AGENTS,  ���I w  MINES and. REAL ESTATE  Bennett and Atlin Lake Mining  Divisions.  Notice is hereby given thut uu extension of  time, during which ull Placer Mining Claims  legally held in the Atlin Luke and Bennett  Luke Mining Divisions are declared laid  over, has been granted to the 1st August,  IUOO \  J. FRED HUME,  Minister of Miiies-  Meritorious Quartz, Hydraulic and  Placer Mines bought, sold, managed,  equipped, operated, examined and  reported ��n.   -  Pearl St.  Atlin, B. C.  ALLAN & CAMPBELL  Headquarters for  Fine Boots and! Shoes,  Rubber Boots, Miners' Prospectors in endless Varietyn  West side of First Street.  Cheaper than any dealer will sell them in  Atlin. Made any size you order within three  hours. Glass cheaper than anybody can sell  it. Priees: 8x10. 20c; 10x12, 25c: good assortment of larger sizes. Do��rb, any size or  stvle, made to order on short notice. .Any  kind of a saw filed, set, etc., and done  right.  Shoo on north 1st street, near Discovery t-t.  B. R. VAN DEUSEN.  , r       *J  ^rj^/ ^^>"^"iW5TOr*iMvi-*P3r*i>*v


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