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 ' i  f/.n  5  VOL.   3.  ATLIN. B. C, SATURDAY, JULY  2��, ig'oo.  .-    NO. 65.  f ��� ����� Mcf eely and Co.  Have Just Received ��� a' Full Line, of  NAILS,  PLAIN   BUILDING    PAPER,   CARBONIZED   ROOFING  PAPER, WINDOWS,- DOORS,  BOILED OIL, .WHITE LEAD,  BROWN   AND   BLACK JAPAN,   SHOVELS,   PICKS,   STEEL,    DRILLS,  -   EUSE and caps, and everything in the building and mining line.  BAROLASSWARE, GROCERY, GRANITEWARE, TINWARE and  ,      ,WALL PAPERS.  Corner of First and Pearl Street, , ' ^A      ATLIN.  NEWS BY WIRE.  Do you want  A good' suit of clothes, a hat  -       or; a pair of shoes;-or anything in  Dry good* or Groceries,  PATENT MEDICINES OR STATIONERY?  The largest slock, best selection at reasonable prices at       , "  BLACKETT &CO.     " ^stI^atlin.  -LOCAL LIMEKILN.  Several ' barrels of lime were  brought'in 'from Skagway this week  at a cost of fully ten dollars per  barrel. This fact set Mr. Olive,  the energetie-contractor, to thinking, and the result is that he will  start a' local limekiln next week.  Good limestone can be had at several pLices along the lake shore,  and we see '"0< reason .why' Mr.  Olive's efforts should not be crown-  ed__by jsriccess.  Mi. Olive's brickyard on the  Discovery road is turning' out an  excellent article. Patronise home  industry.      -.'A_ ._   ���'.  DEATH  OF'MRSA'McKENNA.  At 9:30 yesterday  morning,   the  the funeral took place of Mrs. Catherine McKenna, Irom   the  residence  of   her   son-in-law,   Capt.   W.   S.  O'Leary, of 57 Third  street.    The  "-deceased-lady had been   residing in  this   city   for the pist threa years,  coming to Victoria from  her former  home   in   North   Sidney,    C.   B.,  where  she   was   both   well-known  and highly respected   for   her  amiable and  estimable   qualities,   and  where  she has left hosts of friends,  who will giiave at her*demise. Five  children   survive her, J. J. McKenna, formerly of the   Provincial   police of this city, and now .of Atlin;  Mrs. (Capt.) Foley, of Atlin;  Mrs.'  J.' P.  Brennan,   of Albertou','   P. E.  I.; Mrs. O'Leary and Miss McKenna, residents of ��� this city.    After  a  solemn   high mass at St. Andrew's  R. C. Cathedral, the iutermeut took  place   at Ross Bay cemetery.    Rev.  Fathers Laterme and  Althoff conducted the services. . The following  gentlemen   acted . as    pall-bearers:  Mr.   L.   G.   McQuade  Capt. J. G.  Cox, Mr. C. A.   Lombard,   Mr.   P.  A. Babin^ton, Mr.   ,M.   McTiernan  and Mr. M. Bantly.-���Colonist, July  6th.  canned peas, beans, and corn, $3  per doz., fresh eggs, 50c per doz.,  all other goods at -proportionately-  low prices.  A $470 NUGGET. -'  On Thursday morning Mr. Har-  rigan brought to light a nugget o,:  his creek claim,' 6 below on' Pine.  The welcome stranger is pure-metal, free from -quartz, weighs oyer  29 oz. and is valued at about*$470.  It also takes the record as being  the largest nuggeiVyef touYid'ih the  district. ���   7  BRIDGE) ACROSS PINE.  The government road party, under  the  direction   of-   Mr.   Archie  Cameron,    have   just   finished  the  erection of a substantial bridge over  Pine  Creek at the Halfway House.  The bridge is 125 feet in length, 12  feet^wide on   top,   and  is  elevated  about 20 feet al ove the level of the  stream, thus obviating all  chances  of damage from high water.    There  are 5 bents, two   of which   are   anchored   with   iron,  and - the  whole  structure is )ne  of undoubted  stability.    A. wagon road has been cut  and graded on the  south  side and  joins   the  old road to Spruce above  the first ridge.    The improvements  will be a.boon   to  the  residents  of  Spruce creek by reducing  the  distance to Atlin ��� fully   a   mile.    The  former road   via the Junction   will  be used as a foot,trail hereafter and  all hauling will be done on the new  road.  CUT PRICES AT FOLEY'S.  Ageu's    Clear    Springs   Butter,  fresh   and nice, in i-lb. bricks, 40c;  AT THE GRAND.  J. Bloom, R. H. Stretch, J. P.  Rogers and wife, M. B. Miles and  wife, Capt. Parsons. A. B. Crue-  ger, Skagway; Joe Bush, Dead  Man's Gulch; C. Jacobsen, Dead  Man's Gulch; Mrs. S. Kavanagh,  Helen Kavanagh, Kalispiel; Mrs.  Brody, La Crosse, Wis.; Martha Russell, New Orleans; Kath-  rine Lisk, E. P. Spaulding, New  York; Mary Gould Brackett, Minneapolis.  Shanghai,, . July 14.���Yesterday  thd allies stormed and took possession of the native city after a hard  fight, lasting1 six Hours. ' T,he Chinese fight like demons,, but were  finally compelled to evacuate their  works with' heavy loss. The allies  captured j6 guns, and their losses  amounted to about 800 .in killed  'and wounded. The Russians, Americans and Japanese suffered the*  most.  -Dissensions are breaking - out  amongst the allies and it is an open  secret tliat the Russians will refuse  to 'fight under a British'or Japanese  leader. ���    ,���'   ��� '  Chinese    officials   are anxiously  tiying to make it  appear, that   the  foreign legations  are  still   holding  out in Pekin, but their tales  are ut  terly disbelieved,   and   no, one  expects that there  is  a-single   white  person alive in   the  accursed   city.  Forty    thousand    Manchus,' the'  best "fighters,   and   the  most stalwart race in China; are on the wai-  path.'against "the hated Russians in  Manchuria.    They have captured a  Russian steamer laden with ammunition, ^killing all the crew, and aft-;  ervyards- defeated   a   Russian   force  sent  out to oppose them, capturing  thejr.guns and driving  them   back  in;a disorderly   retreat.-   They   are  tearing-up the'railwayAines iuA-aU  directions.       Russia is straining every   nerve forwarding men and supplies to this new field  of danger,  and  she will have her hands full in  this quarter for a time.  The,insurrection is now spreading all over China, and the biggest  war in all history is now on. Owing of the jealousies of the Powers,  no one can guess at the outcome,  as the Powers are liable to fight  amongst themselves at any time,  their interests, aims and ambitions  being so* conflicting.   .  Tien Tsin, July 15.���The appear,  ance and outfitting of the Japanese  troops is in striking contrast to  that ot the Americans, British and  Germans. Everything about the  Japanese army is complete and up-  to-date, and compares more than  favorably with the whites.  _St. - Petersburg, July r8.��� The  Russian government has ordered  the Chinese embassy and suice to  leave Russia at once and stand not  upon the order of their going. The  news of the awful massacre of Minister de Giers and his wife caused  the   utmost  consternation   and   la  the privilege of sending' messages  iu cipher any more, as they are  more than suspected of keeping  their compatriots in, Pekin. posted  on European military preparations.-  The first German expeditionary  force to China.will be composed of  12,000, men,' tinder General., von  Wessels. Volunteers for'foreign  service are pouring in.  London, July 19.���In response to -  Lord Salisbury's, request  to   Field  Marshall Roberts  to send   100,000  men home toJEngland, the  latter's  reply   that   he   cannot* at  present  spare one man from   South   Africa,  has  created something like a panic   .  in view of the  present gloomy  aspect of, political affairs.    Lord Salisbury's: earnest invitation  to, every  town and village iu the Kingdom to  form   rifle clubs is regarded as indicating stormy times to come.  "' Bisley, July 18. ���The'Elcho challenge shield v as .won   by   Ireland,   ���  with -England second and Scotland  third.  London, July 19.���The relief column under Col. Willocks has relieved Koomassie.  ���" London, July 14.���The Boers in  force attacked a small detachment  about iS miles east of Pretoria yesterday. After an all day fight and  50 casualties on our side, the enemy  captured several' companies of. the '  Lincoln regiment and a squadron  of the Scotch Greys. - -  ' 'PTetoriar'juiy-'i'? ��� The "Boers" *"  yesterday made ,a determined attack on Pole-Carew's position,' held  by the Irish Fusileers and Canadian  Mounted Inrantry. The enemy got  into close range and called on the  Fusileers to surrender. They were  repulsed with "a loss of 15 killed,  50 wounded and   4 taken prisoners.  FOOTBALL.  This forenoon,   at  Pine, .will be  played the first of a series of Association football matches, best 3 in 5,  betweeu.the Atlin   and   Pine  clubs  for a set of medals for the  winning  team.    The  contest  will be a keen  one, as each of the clubs has a victory  to  its ' credit.     The  matches  will   be  played  alternately  in   the  towns until the. decision is reached.  - This   evening   there   will   be  a  grand  ball   at   the   Nugget Hotel  Hall,   the- proceeds   going to   the  treasury of the football association.  The   hall   is  handsomely decorated  ai.d  the orchestra is all that can be  desired, so that  a   real  good  time  can be confidently expected.  mentiug. The tears ran down the  Czar's cheeks whilst the sad message was being read to him. De  Giers was considered the prince of  all European diplomatists, and his  death, following so soon after Mu-  ravieff's, ' deprives Russia of her  two brightest statesmen.  Berlin, July 18.���The government has wan.ed the Chinese embassy  that they will not be allowed  GAEL VERSUS GAUL.  After the football match this afternoon at Pine, the Scottish and  French tug-of-war teams will compete for a purse of $'00. The conditions are: One pull, 18 inch  limit, cleets and no time restriction. One team has to pull the  other over the mark if it takes  them all day to do it. Both teams  are on their mettle and a stubborn  pull is certain. ATLIN,   Ti.   C, SATURDAY,   JULY 28/.  The'  Ati.tn   Claim:  '   Published   evor.v    Saturday  iiiorniiijj;   Ijv  .     Til U'ATI,IS  Cf!A(M    PlMII.IHHlNU  Oo.  CUtiri" ul' publication:  f**trtjtifl, between TriiiiKji- uml I'ciirl Streets  AdviTlihiinr I'litOH uindti known on application.  Thp Miljsfcriplioii price i* ?-i a your pav-  lablo in advance. No paper will be delivered  Unless these conditions are complied with.  draw  poker, would find it a deuced  sight cheaper.     (,  The Atliii Boa'rd of Trade,   with  ils usual  perspicacity and desire for  the  district's   welfare, called a special meeting some little time ago to  which   several of the  best  known  mining experts were invited.    The  purpose was to  overhaul  the . mining laws as   at  present  constituted  and    suggest    amendments   to   the  clauses which were considered weak  or faulty.   This was done and some  very good suggestions   were ,forth-  coining and embodied  in. a  set  of  resolutions   which   were  forwarded  , t") the   government, ' as well   as  to  tlie  various    Provincial   Boards  of  Trade.    This   was going about the  business  in   proper  style,   and   we  hope the  good  work will   1 lossom  and bear ,lrnit.    One  idea,   which  seems to us the most   important  of  all, appear.-- to have   altogether ' escaped their.deliberatious,   and   that  is the appointment of a government  assayer for the district.   No one can  deny   that this is our most pressing-  want.    The whole country  side  is  kept  back just because the average  prospector has  no   place   to  which  he can   take   his   samples  and   get  them assayed  at a  nominal   price.  The .said prospector,   as  a  rule,   is  not burdened   with a bank account,  although his day dream is   that   he  will have a  big   one   by   and   bye.  Meantime he cannot'afford   to. pay  $5 or so for   every   lot   of rock   he  wants   tested,   and  his  discoveries  have, to  lie  over   in   consequence.  The  amount of "shows" lying idle  through this tax on the prospectors  already more or less  empty  pecket  can     be    counted   by   the   dozens.  There is no reason  to  be- adduced  why government  should  not  have  assayers   stationed   in   every   camp  known to be rich in quartz .as   this  is.    They ca \ pay for fish commissioners and endow colleges of- agriculture . with   professors  to  teach  the   bucolic mind how to grow turnips and beets   to   the  best   advantage, and they can just as easily appoint-good assayers to  every   place  where they are most wanted. These  men would be  self-supporting   and  be no tax on the government,   and,  oui" word for it, they would do more  good for the   country   at  large,^ in  the way of facilitating its rapid development, than  almost  any   other  inexpensive scheme which .could be  devised.  The insurance companies doing-  business in New Denver evidently  want the earth, judging from the  way that they have recently raised  the rates. They have never lost a  dollar1 in the town,..ani the' public  should cancel their policies. Better  be burned ont and trust to a relief  fund than allow any pot-bellied  corporation to play the cinch. To  hell with such institutions. They  are better there than attempting to  suck  the   monetary   blood   out  of  smalj   mining  ver Ledge. ,  camps.���New   Den-  A MO DHL.  The -Royalty Collector has .been  making the rounds of the creeks  collecting the Government's one  per cent, up to 30th June. The  amount" so collected is much in excess of that taken in last year lo a  corresponding period.  The gay gamboliers are enjoying  an enforced rest at present, the iron  hand of authority having been held  up iu warning. ��� How long, this  idyllic . state of matters will last,  deponent knowcth not. Now is the  opportunity to start a Y. M. C. A..  The boys, whilst they wouldn't  find it as exciting-  as  blackjack   or  That Some VMakers of British Columbia Mining Reports. Might  Copy.    ���  The No. 1 North Oriental 'and  Glanmire Gold Mining Co., Limited, a Queensland concern, is now  prospcrous and flourishing. The  first crushing from the pioperlywus  1,060 ozs. from 2-9 tons of-stone,  and the mine which not long ago  was not worth ,��500, has a market  value today of ,��94,000.  ������ Just as-the. property was turning  the corner the directors issued the  following unique report, which is'  worth reproduction, even -though  the shares are unknown on this side  and the shareholders are. all in  Queensland: ,  No. 1 North Oriental and Glanmire  GokTMinihgCo., Limited.  Directors' Report.  Gentlemen:' We ' have much  pleasure in submitting to you our  initial half-yearly report. It is with  feelings of pride we can state that  we have emerged from our former  chrysalis state into that of a fullblown company, the process carrying with it its attendent liabilities  and increased expenditure. But  with all the additional burden weare  proud to record that the shareholders  have faced the music like men, and  paid the calls (which we were  unfortunately called upon to make.)  with religious regularity, (or irregularity). We started the half-year  with'nothing���we end it in debt;  therefore it is a matter for congratulation, that we have chosen a bank-  ��r who will allow us a free leg.  We think'it necessary to sound a  note of warning, however, ar.d suggest very respectfully that it is advisable not'to over-uin the constable  too much. Verbum sapientia satis  est.  The work carried on has been  purely of a prospecting nature, and  the'; philanthropic motive which  prompted you to develop the eastern  ground at such depth cannot be too  highly commented ou. We do not  know whether you thoroughly  realize the important bearing on the  future of Gympie the prosecution  of this work has; but should a good  payable reef be struck (which we  trust, believe, anticipate, and hope  will be the case), your names will  be handed to posterity as public  benefactors and millionaires. Realizing the importance of the quest  for the precious metal .which some  of us are almost ready to sell our  souls for, your directors thought it  advisable  to  deal  a    little  in  the  British America Corporation,11  ATLIN,   B.   G. i  LARGEST AND BEST STOCK OF GENERAL   j  MERCHANDISE NORTH OF VANCOUVER.      J  See our greatly reduced prices oii all our winter stock. {  Sec our prices on groceries., '   ��� ', Ladies' goods a specialty.   J  Pine.City branch ���now, open, , J  A. H.'STRACEY.   ���' "      ' ARCHIE W.'.SHIELS,'    - J  Atlin Manager.     ' , ' Agent Atlin City,    y  TIIC GRAND  HOTEL  FINEST' EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.    EVERY  CONDUCTED IN   FIRST-CLASS' MANNER.  -RING  French Restaurant in Connection  Rick &. Hastik,  Proprietors;    David Rastik,' Manager.  Corner of First and Discovery Streets.  occult art, to wit, the divining rod.  The services of a distinguished  professor were obtained, and on  traversing your ground he had not  ;.;oiie far when ihe mystic rod began  to wobble and be attracted in a marked degree to Mother Earth. This  continued foralittle while the;professor's face being.a study all the time.  When he spoke it was with suppressed excitement! but the words that  -fell from his lips were like unto an  oasis iu the desert to a thirst}- man.  His remarks.were concentrated into  one sentence: '.'JumpingJehosophat!  There's a reef here forty feet wide  and highly auriferous." Gentlemen, we congratulate you ou th;;t  reef���when yon get it. Looking  into the future, we think probably  that at least 1,000 tons of two-ounce  stuff can be raised per mouth, ��� and  we again felicitate you on the immense possibilities of-your property.  It will be seen from the report of  your manager (we may remark parenthetically that he is not as Black  as you would imagine; but let that  pass) that we have not yet got that  reef; but our geologist thinks from  present indications that the breast-  heads met with are advance guards  and the main body will soon be disclosed. We shall endeavor to break  into in gently,for otherwise the sudden shock might be " fatal to some  expectant ones. ��� .  In "conclusion we beg to place on  record our unbounded, confidence  in the company of which we are  fortunate shareholders,and we verily believe our most sanguine expectations will be realized���in the sweet  by-and-by; that is, if your funds  will only see us through.  Your directors now-retire frnra  office, and although they would  scorn to make such a proposal on  their own behalf, they would humbly suggest that the remuneration  of the board be fixed at a higher  rate than during the last term���say,  at twice the sum. (The remuneration was nil.) Their duties are  arduous and multifarious, and although all have not worked equally,  the efforts made by some to shirk  the responsibilty fairly entitle them  to their honorarium. In any cas^,  we leave ourselves in your hands,  trusting that you .will handle, us  gently, for we were all reared, as  pets. We are too full to. indite  more, and subscribe ourselves.  ;���  Your Directors. A  Application to Prospect for Coal.  Notice Is hereby jriven that 30 ila.vn after  date I intend to apply to the Ohiof (Joiiiiiiis-  sioner of l.ruiils and Works for permission  to prospect, for coal on the following described tract of land, situate iu the Hiizleton  sub-division of tho district of Cassiar: Com-  nieiieiinj at u stake marked "M. Mel'., N. Ii.  corner post," thenco south 80chains; thenco  west SO chains; thence north 80chains; thence  east 80 chains to point of commencement,  and containing- 040 acres more or less.  M.McPHATTEK  Man tiger Jubilee Mining & Development Co.  Dated Atlin, li. C, 2lst July, liluO.  Canadian Bank...  ...of Commerce  Corner Second and Pearl Streets.   gold-assayed, _..*..���-  Purchased ok ��Taken ok  Consignment.  Exchange sold on all the princi  pal points iu   Europe,   the   United  States and Canada.   ':  AvSSAY OFFICE  IN CONNECTION  FOR  GOLD DUST ONLY.  T.  R. BILLETT, Manager.  BROWNLEE & LOWRY  J, H. Brownlee, P. L. S., D. L. S.  R. C. Lowry, A. M. I. C. X..  Civil and Hydraulic Engineers,  Land, Surveyors.  Pkari. Street, Atlin, B. C.  Rant & Jones,  NOTARIES,  MINING BROKERS  AND  REAL ESTATE AGENTS  Agents  for the Imperial Life Assu  rauce Co.  LIVINGSTON THOMPSON, C. E.,  Provincial Land Surveyor,  NOTARY PUlH.rC.  OFFICE:   THIRD   ST.,      -      - ATLIN  Opposite New  Government Hiiildiii'js.  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  -'   '��� ......, LINK & PRATT, Props.  - Now occupy their new quarters next  to the Bank of B. N. A., First Street.  The bath rooms are equally as'good as found  hi cities.   Private . Kiitruiice for hidi��*.  4  i '��  M  ���I  ._  "���3s  ��#*<** A  'v  i,  V  h  v  it  V  K;  I  h  SATURDAY, JULY AS, 1900.  SUDDEN    DEATH   AT   PINE.  On Sunday last, Abe Turcott.  - proprietor of the- Discovery restaurant at Pine, expired after ah illness  . of'a few hours. On the following  day, by order of Judge Woods, an  inquest was held and the following  jury empanelled: J. Letherdale,  foreman; A. D. Bannerman, T.  Gregory, M.'M. Taylor, A. Mcln-  nes, H. W. Blunck, E. E. Rose,  H. Sharp, Z. Overgaard, S. Blair  and C. R. lirown: A post mortem  ..examination had been, previously  held by Dr. Lewis, assisted by Dr.  Morrison, who arrived at the conclusion that' uremic poisoning  was Ihe cause of death , and so stated in their evidence given before  the coroner'9 jury. In accordance  ' with this the jury returned a ver-  dictthat deceased had come to his  death from natural causes and that  no blame attached to'any one.  The deceased was burieel on  Mondas' afternoon, the Rev. G. F.  Pringle officiating.  The late'Mr. Turcott was an Am  erican,/a very large and powerful  man, and his sudden demise was  totally unexpected. He was well-  , known and liked in the community and   liad only reached the age of  43" -  '       ���    '  :  EIGHT HOURS -IN'MONTANA.  ��� Senator W. ' A. , Clark and F.  Aug. -Heinze,- two of the' largest  mine owners hi. Montana, the latter  head of the Montana Ore Purchasing Company, have granted the re-  quest'ol the Miners' Union for an 8-  ho"nr "working day. In ' his .letter  Senator Clark says: "  "J realize the" hazardous character of labor in the'mines increases  with depth of working by reason of  the difficulty of ventilation and  other reasons. I am satisfied that  the demand for shortening the  time for a day's work to eight hours  in all underground, mines is not an  unreasonable one, and I have given  instructions to the superintendents  of all my mines to adopt the  eight-  ��� hour system, beginning on the 15th  instant." -  The Heinze letter says:  *'It is undoubtedly a fact that  no  occupation is more hazardous  than  that of the underground miner.     It  . involves more risks than other labor,  and the accidents to .which the  miner is subjected are most disastrous. The'profits of those engaged  in mining have greatly increased  in the last few years through the  rise in the price oc copper, but the  underground   miners   have had   no  .share in this prosperity. On and  after to-day���the anniversary of the  Butte Miners' Union���the miners in  the employ of all lxines in which I  have a controlling voice shall receive  the   present   scale  of wages for  a  day's labor of eight hours "  the head, much damage was done  to the Sunrise and also to the Brac-  kett hydraulic properties. A force  of -25 meuwere at once sent to the,  scene of destruction. Amount of  damage not at present known, but  the delay caused by the incident is  most vexatious..  FROM -WHITE HORSE.  The Clifford, Sifton   was   to run  the    rapids    on   Tuesday.     IT she  makes the trip, she will be ihe   lin  est and fastest boat plying  on  the  Yukon.- ,        '   -_ - ,   ���    ,  A'rate war is raging on the Yukon, much to the benefit of travellers. The Canadian .Development  Co. is keeping up prices, and their  steamer, the Viclorian, arrived from  Dawson the other day, with only  10 passengers at the rate of $75 a  head. - A small opposition steamer  arrived up at the same time with  100' passengers at a $25 rate*    ���  One thousand tons of freight for  Dawson lies'at White Horse. The  C. D. Co. have not boats enough  and decline to ,'let ' the 'opposition  have any of it. Meantime Dawson  merchants suffer.  The A: T. Y. Co. have built and  sent.to Dawson no less than 100  scows this season.'" Mike King has  built  over 80 for,the same purpose.  The railroad will be completed  and trains running from Bennett to  White Horse by the end of July/ ���  . C. CHRISTOPHER, , -  A.  C.  HIRSCHFELD,  " ' President.  Secretarv.  STEAMBOAT   ACCIDENT.  On Friday last whilst attempting  to navigate the swift Thirty Mile  River; the iron steamer Florence S.  turned turtle'and was a total wreck  in a minute.''"The hull sank and  the woodendeck-houses"were swept  away on the raging -current ��� Full  particulars are not at hand, but it  is known that a lady and her  daughter, as well as the steward of  the steamer, were drowned. Mr.  P. Burns, the well-known butcher,  was a passenger and had. a ver}'  narrow escape.  WASHOUT ON SUNRISE  FLUME.  Quite a serious accident happened to the Sunrise flume on Tuesday  s*t a point about two miles' above  Discovery. Apparentl}* too much  water had been allowed to run and  the overflow washed out the foundations. The result was that about  60 feet of the flume gave way ard  before the water could be cut off at  THE LADY AND THE  ��� '  FREIGHT AGENT.  The following is an extract from  a verj' lengthy aiJd descriptive letter in {he Los Angeles Times, by  Cy Warman. June 24. . As the actors in this side-show are still doing  business at the old stand, perhaps  a recount of ttiis little- incident to  the music-loving world will not be  amiss: '  " * *i- * I..thanked him and  strolled over to the. Ruth. A lady  in a Nile-green dress trimmed in fur  was putting crimps iu a lreight  agent. . .  "If ytfu hadn't lied to me," she  was saying fiercely, "I woundn't  a-went to Skaguay at all.'  "Ida, I didn't mean to lie," said  the man meekly. "I thought it  was a piano, but it turned out to be  a bureau."  "Oh, j ou idiot; can't you tell a  piano from a burro?"  "I said bureau."  "Oh, well, nobody'd take you  for a bureau���you're an ass, plain  as the moon at midnight."  1  Atlio Abstract ComgMiny,  LIMITED.  ; -'���'���, HEAD 0F";rc--- Atlin, B. O.'  ,  Searches Made and Abstracts'of Title to Mineral, Hydraulic  nd  Placer Claims Furnished.    Correspondence solicited.'. -  - >-.- '���.-VV>.*k*AAW<AAAA/>>AAAAAA/AAAAAAAAAAA*<^^  have made arrangements with the  Railway Company for special rates.  This'granti'.ig of special rates for  liial shipments ,is a boon to the  prospector and should be taken  much advantage of.  McKee Creek is yielding up to  'and beyond its traditions of ��� last  'year. ,Gianaka and party, 5 in all,  washed up 70 oz. last week, for 10,  days' work. McKee's baby hydraulic yielded 60 bz2 for its first  week's work and is likely to do  even better'as the ground'gets well  opened up. "��� Other claims along the  creek'are giving good returns as a  rule and 'many "handsome nuggets  are being brought to light.  The Jaime de Lamare Mining  Syndicate turned on the water at  Boulder Creek last Monday, and  on the same day the Sunrise Co.  commenced washing on " their Willow Creek lays. ,,  <-  The Dawson City electric, light  company is t adding a 300-horse  power engine and a 350-horse power  boiler to-its plant. Its last year's  .capacity of 1500 lights will* be increased to 4000.  Eight-Klondikers on their way  out from Dawson were so - anxious  to reach the coast that they chartered a special train to take them  from Bennett to Skagway on July  ist.  Dawson City is said to be in a  more substantial and prosperous  condition at the present time than  am- other period in her histon*.  The price of lumber at Nome is  $600 per thousand.  The proprietors of the copper  mine at the foot of the lake have  resolved to ship out to Tacoma, for  smelting, a ton or two of ore.  They  NOTICE.  Notice 5s faereliy given that claim-owners  are reciHired t<�� make their returns of jrold  taken from rheir cluiiiik up to the JUth .lime,  WHO, unci pur tke tu.v tin the wune Forthwith.  The attention at ail eJiiiin-ow-iieiv, i> called  to Posters('iTttJC^Mi Mines and Mineral-,.)  Peuulties ure iinjjoiert! for not  complying  with the rpu.iijrcviiuuui'.saf the Ah^chsoj'.  i. li. GR.VH-AM.  jS��se**or und Collector,  Atlin, H.G,-Jii3jr HI IISM*.  STORAGE   NOTICE.  Thirty day* after date I intend *o sell for  storage expenses ail outfits leir in my care  and unclaimed by that date.  PETKH JACQUOT A Co.  Discovery. Juno 23, l'JJlL  G.  NOTARY PUttJAC  OFFrCE:   Corner of Third *��(* Pearl Street.  Atlm,  B. G_  o^idifite Gnreriiaieut Uuild-  iii<;>i.  All kinds of mi ning-jisprr* made out.   Several years'  practical   experience.   OFFICII* Oy il. H\ CYSTOUS.  KT  IRK LAND HOTEL,  FIRST   STRKlvT,   ATM.N.  J.  KIRKLAND, - Managkk.  First-class dining room  And Elegant Sleeping Rooms.  G. I*. Hayes.  J. G.,CoiiNi:i,u  nugget Hotel  Discovery.  OPEN DAY "AND NIGHT.  FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT  IN  CONNECTION.,  HeailiKMrters lor Bu'iner & Parrott's- statre.  PINE TREE HOTEL.  '     '    DISCOVERY, B. C.  When you come to Discovery take  shelter under the tree. '   ���  Finest of liquors.    Good   stabling.  PIONEER  STORE .'. .  PINE CITY,,B.' Ci  Carries a full line of Groceries,  Hardware, Gent's Furnishings and  Boots and Shoes.  a a NEWTON & CO.  Proprietors.  When in Atlin stop  . . at the . .  OLYMPIC HOTEL  First  Street.  Hkadquartkrs  i*ok  Lump's St.  Louis Lagkr Bkkr. ..  First class Restaurant in connection.  A. BURKE,  Manager.  Pixon    Bros.,  Run the only stage to  DISCOVERY and SURPRISE LAKE  A four-horse Saratoga will  convex- passengers to Discoveiy, and from there connection is made with .Surprise Lake.  They Have a Number of Buggies  of the Latest Pattern for Hire.  Saddle.Horses and Freighting are a  Specialty with them.  Leave orders   at   the    B.    A.   C.  Store, corner ist and  Rant.  SECOND If ANDTsTORE  DISCOVKKY ANJ).SKCOX�� .STREETS.  GO   TO  Jimmy Regan for all kinds of New  and Second Hand Goods.  HijrliO'.t rush jirien paid  for outfits  and job  lott..  IJ  ULES EGGERT & SON,  Swrss  Watchmakers,  And   ninniifuctiirhip: jp\\ pliers.  All lnndh of niigrjfct work executed with  iipntiius". nnd despatch.  ���"irst  st.  next  to Vuhcimii er General Storts  A  V  m  is  m ATLIN,    B. -C., "SATURDAY,    JULY aX,  ..THE   CLAIM"   Agency,   in  Discovery     is     at     Taylor's  Siore.'  ,*�� ��� -i ���"' i�� ������������-������ ������ ������_������������'  ���   "_��� ���_���������   ���  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Church of Kiittluud services will be held  At corner Traluor und Third streets on Sunday at II ii. in. Mint 7:30 p. in.  St,   Andrew'3   Presbyterian Church  hold  'am'vieea in   tlio A.    II. Hull< Second Street.  Alorninsr service ut 10:80: ovc''niux:��ervico7:!U).  Sunday School at tho clowo of  the inorniue;  service.   Rev. G. I'rint-le, Minister.  One of the best articles for good  henlth  ii  a wholesome luaf of liroml nt 12 cents, und   a  ���    lirbt-clnks moiil for  50  cents  ut  the  Pioneer  Hukery. r  Go to Foley's for pitch, oakum,  paint and oils, brushes, nails. Canvas from 32 to 72 inches wide,  Mr. Hirschfeld's 4 3-4 lb. trout  has been relegated to oblivion, a:.d  Mr. Heal now carries the broom  with a six-pounder to his credit. It  was caught from the shore just  south of the-quartz mill,    Next1  J. Simpson met with rather, a  nasty accident Sunday at Pine from  his horse bolting. Mr. Simpson  sustained severe bodily and facial  contusions which will lay him up  for a few days,  Before Judge Woods, on Monday,  the case of Regina v. Muskett came  up for hearing. The charge is laid  that' defendant purchased several  boxes of dynamite, knowing them  to be stolen. The case was postponed for a week, the accused putting up $500 bail for his appear-  ar.ee. The case comes up at 10  o'clock on Monday morning.  '  Mr, 'Rogers, superintendent of  the White Pass and Yukon Rail-  Way, 'with his family, arrived iu  last Saturday and did the district.  Whilst here the}' were the guests of  "Mr. Brackets They left for home  on Tuesday evening.  We regret very much to hear  that Mrs. Christopher has had a return of one of her sick spells. The  lad\- has been living at Boulder  Creek in the hope that the bracing  air of that altitude would prove  beneficial. She is improving again,  however, and her many, friends  trust it was only a temporary relapse.  Fiist frost of the season occurred  early on the morning of the 25th,  a small coating of ice appearing on  ' exposed shallow water. Local potato crops seelri not to have minded  it,  Mr. Bromley, of the Nimrod Syndicate, went out on Tuesday, He  will return shortly,  Captain R, H. Stretch, M, E-,  of the White Pass and Yukon R.R.  lias been in the camp since last  Sat rday ins estigating its possibilities, in the quartz line principally. We believe the captain will  see enough tq entitle him to report  most favorably to hi�� co-adjutors  and thus be a means of bringing  more much-needed capital in :for  development purposes.  Go to Cunuuings ec Richardson's  for gents' furnishings, boots and  shoes, First street.  The Anaconda mill had a cleanup from Monro mountain ore .this  week and a very large brick was  the result. The various properties  on this mountain are being surveyed by J. H. Brownlee, C. Ev, and  staff. '  Just    arrived   at   Nickerson's  a  large consignment of strictly   fresh  Wild strawberries of exquisite  flavor are now quite plentiful and  many little .excursions are organized to scoop in th._ king of berries.  If you want to have fresh soda  water on hand, come and get a  Sparklet, at Fortin and Lecappel-  lain's, the druggists, Soda .water  made instanto.  A meeting of all residents in favor of the establishment of a reading  room and place -of resort, will- be  held at the Established' Church  tent, on Monday evening," at 7:30.  In this connection, we may state  that Messrs. Cummings and Rich-  erdson have generously proffered  the use of two rooms in their new  building, rent free for a couple of  months.  .' > ,. ' ��� SUCCESSORS   TO  THOS. DUNN.61 CO.  J>KAIJKKS  IN , ,  Miners'Supplies,  Builders'Hardware,  Stoves, Tinware, Etc  TiNsl-101* IN connection-. ���    FIRST STREET, ATLIN,  P. BURNS ���� CO.  Wholesale   -   and  Corner   First  "    Retail   -  AND     PKARL    STKKKTS  9  Butchers,  OL8VC    ���  -   BUILDER  ESTIMATES  KINDS  GIVEN 'ON  OF WORK.  ALL  AND  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS  ' A   SJ'ECrAr.TY.  BRICKS FOR SALE.  AT NICKERSON'S.  English jams, marmalade and  biscuits, lemons, oranges, plums,  peaches, etc., all fresh and at reduced prices. New Canadian, Roquefort .and Dutch cheese. Plain  and cream chocolates. Headquarters for smokers' requisites,  DISAPPOINTED. c ��� '  We were amused with the vagaries of a dray horse out for a ' holiday on Tuesday last. He promenaded our principal business street  obeying the dictates of his own  sweet will. Coming to a fruit store  he halted and made a. critical survey of the fruits exposed for sale in  the window. He looked earnestly  at the peaches, then at the lemons  and oranges, and finally at a pile of  savory-looking apples. Those he  fixed a long and loving gaze on,  when, apparently remernberingthat  he had neither money nor a pants  pocket to keep it iu, .he gave the  window, pane a few long lingering  licks with his tongue and wandered  on looking for an old gum boot or  tomato can to chew on.  CONTRAPTO 1?    OFFICE:    Third Street, Atlin.  VV-/iX   A      . Jrx-y^> x ^ /-lv       "    N I.; .VI- TO CI IU KG II Ol*   KNGI.ANJ)   .  DEMARCATION LINE.  On Sunday last the steamer Ruth  went northwards up the lake conveying Mr. St. Cyr, with six men  and five horses, to the boundary,  line, where a camp of six men were  already stationed. The object of  the party is the fixiug of the demarcation .line between British Columbia and the Northwest Territory. . They will work east to Teslin lake, putting up the posts as  they go, and, on returning, will  blaze the line and set up mounds.  Mr. St. Cyr calculates to have the  work between Lakes Atlin' and  Teslin completed in two months.  J.  CABLE TO NOME.  B. Charleson, the contractor  for the all-Canadian telegraph line  to the Yukon, has been at the Hotel  Vancouver since Sunday evening  last, the line from Atlin to Telegraph  Creek having been completed with  the wire a distance of 205 miles and  thirteen chasm crossings, says the  Province of 17th inst. The work  had been extremely difficult owing  to the density of forest and the general topography of the country penetrated.  On Ashcroft end the Hue has been  to be compleed to join the   extreme  points.     Large gangs  of men   are  now working north   and   south   towards .each   other from either end,  and it is believed, connection will be  made within six weeks.     A branch  line is also being strung from Stony  creek at\he head of Stewart river,  to Mason creek,, where many   valu-  ale hydraulic properties are located.  On Mr. Charleson's   arrival   here  he found a letter awaiting him from  the Public   Works department, , informing him' that $12,000 had  been  appropriated for the construction of  a fifty-mile branch line   from   Dawson to Fort Cudahy,' on the borderline of Alaska, and that the department  had   been   informed  by  the  United States government that General Greeley, of the  United, .States  War Office, had   been -deputed  to  build as a part of the United   States  signal service system,  a   cable, from  Nome to St. Michaels,   and  a   land  line from St. Michaels to connect at  at Cudahy with the   Canadian   system,   thereby   assuring  direct wire-  connection all the way to Nome.  NOTICE.  [ shall not hold iiiywelf liable for any debts  contracted in my name without my written  authority.  THOS. GREGORY.  Discovery, July 2(ith.,1000.  GRAND BALL .  Will be friven in the  Nugget Hotel Hall,  DISCOVERY,  SATURDAY, JULY 28TH.  Proceeds will  be  donated   to  Football, AssociationA  the  Tickets $i.  Ladies free.  NOTICE.  THE SORROW DANCE.,  The "Sorrow" dance of the  Alaska Indians, says the Skagway  News, while in many respects amusing to the white onlooker, is so truly  weird and mourful in the earnestness with which the performers���as  the dancers may be named���go into their task that it cannot but impress. The Indians ��� are grieving  for their dead.    Whether  deceased  TENDERS FOR STREET WORK.  Tenders will bo received at the Government offices up to 9 a.m. on M0111I113' next, for  the furnishing of two pairs of draught horses, with drivers, for tho purpose of street  work in Atlin. Tender^ to state rate per  diem for each team and driver. Highest or  any tender not necessarily accepted.  J. I). GRAHAM,  Acgl. Com. Lands & Works.  Atlin, B, C, July 28, 1900., *  pole being a marvel "of beauty in  comparison. Whipsawed planks  has been on his funeral pyre one of yellow cedar, giving forth a re-  year ��r 100 years  does   not, imply  completed to Hazelton. a distance of  300   miles���leaving a 500-mile span  simply hideous in design,  The Alaska Siwash believes in the  transmigration of his soul, and does  not know but what his. ancestor s  spirit, instead of taking body in an  elk, moose or bear, will possibly  come on earth again as a snarling  wolf. Therefore the Siwash is in  sorrow. But he has a relief iu the  firm belief that incantations, feasting  and much burning of high built pyres  he may be able to placate the "Saha-  lee Tyee'' (Geat Spirit)so as to tend to  the removal of the soul he sorrows  for from its possibly poor encasement to the body of some large and  noble animal. Arriving at the  "Sorrow" dance, the Siwash who  has been selected as dancer is provided with a wooden mask, if he  has   not brought  one.'  These  are  a   totem  sonant tone, are laid in a semi-circle  around the funeral pyre. Over  these boards from 20 to 50 Indians  equipped with - long rods of alder  gather. The fire is lighted. At the  first burst of flame from the top of  the heap a chorus of "Ha-ha-! Ugh-  ha-ha! ,He-e-e!" prolonged, is set  up by the men about the cedar  planking, they keeping time with  the alder sticks, rapping 011 the  boards. The dancers then appear,  and for hours, in fact until exhausted,  they will prance around, suffering  the sweltering heat of the, fire. So  soon as one falls prostrated another  takes his place and thus the dance  is kept up night and day. At  Taku in 1883 two dancers, weighted  with a special load of sorrow, kept  up their movements for 36 hours  without intermission.  9  f��  r  VT  1  1,  n  m  IIBWSSSSIK^iij  I^T^wrowMi^wjwwawis^^  -7')S,]

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