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 J *  ,  /  M IrtMtMJtr��� Ua^lfaJMIpmOKtlM^Kia- DUCnWJ  U<M.--utaUJAu��iM.fHiA��H^f��ttJU����rotom  ^*��^?^avxn,j^fa^Mxgu^u��aaoiiJ3^iBMah.AiLjjj^^ _j<Tfl ^���^ft^rt^Ht.sp-jgtfyn'-j^j^r^  ����  vol: 3-  ATl.IN. B. C, SATURDAY, JUNK  2, jqoo.  NO.  58.  *i  IS'  1/  1' I  F. E. McFeely and Co.  DKAI.TCKS   IX  Paints,   Oils,   Varnishes,  Builders' Hardware,  Sash and Doors,  Tinware, Grahiteware, Crockery  All kinds of Tnisinith work done.       " ��� '  Corner of V\v<\. and Pearl Sticet.,  BLAGKSMtTN'S  GOAL.     -   ��� ���'���       ,���,:'.  J. pi. Clair Blackctt and Co,  IRON STORE, FIRST ST.  Have, the Most Complete Stock in Atlin.  THEIR PRICES ARE RIGHT  FOR ALL CLASSES  OF GOODS.  THEY ARE OFFERING  SPECIAL BARGAINS  IN WINTER CLOTH I NO.  -  A LETTER  F-KOM'LADY-  SMITH   CAMP.  The    following   very  interesting  letter has been   received by Judge  E. M. N. Woods, direct from'Lady-  smith. -The  writer   was  in   Atlin  last summer, holds several jnining  , properties   in. the  district,   and   is  .well-known   to   many of our  residents:  South African Light Horse, G  Squadron, Lad}Tsmith Camp, March  18:���My Dear Woods:���I guess  you reckoned you had heard the  last of me, but I told  you   I   would  .let you know what became of me.  So here goes���here I am, a   trooper  -���in the South African Light Horse,  squatting in aA'tent, ,four -other  troopers peacefully snoozing the  afternoon away,- writing with the  best materials obtainable and on  the best paper; you will forgive  both."'^'"' -'"���-*''  '   Yes,  as soon -as   I  got  home   I  "thought I would see what war was  Jike, ,so last-November out I came,  enlisting the day after I got here,  and we were sent up to join the  Ladysmith relieving column, under  Buller, the beginning of January.  Since then I have seen plenty of  fighting and have not half the idea  of war that I had.  A glorious amount of work and a  dog's life, varied with an occasional  scrap and three or four big fights,  has been the programme, and now  that the war will be over soon, as I  hope and think, for I don't see how  the Transvaal will get on now that  Roberts has beaten the Free Staters.  I shall not be at all sorry to be quit  of it all. Another couple of months  at the outside ought to finish it.  First feelings under fire are  rather curious and I shall not forget  the first time we walked our heads  into it. We trotted down a hill tc  cross a ford in the river,aud suddenly from'about 800 yards off, a big  gun opened on us, and before we  got under cover thej* sent seven  shells'th'rough us.  B^y Jove! to hear one of those big  shells  whizzing   towards  you,   for  you hear it before it reaches yoa,  and not to kiiow if it is going t.  hit yon,' makes _\ ou feel a bit queer  Since then I have often-been under  fire, but you soon get-used to it. I  never mind the bullets though they  sing; but the shells; I bar them.  The Boers must, have suffered  cruelly from our artillery, for it has  done great work; the infantry too,  when'they got close,' used the'bayonet with great glee; but the Boers  can't stand it.   ,- * '-  One can't help feeling, sorry for  them; seeing the wounded brought  in, and riding through their trendies  "after the battle, as we 'did coming  into    Ladysmith.    One  could   see  what a lot thev must have lost, and  1,  one wondered how a cat could,have  lived through it. Their dead were  thrown into the trenches aud then  filled in, just where they had fallen.  . We got here-none too soon; some  of the people were walking skeletons, living on horseflesh and one  biscuit a day, and they were very-  glad to see us. We are , recruiting  here now, and then we shall go on  as soon as the move commences.  What a change since last March,  eh? Freezing then, roasting now;  but I believe our winter starts next  month. Have you continued to  stop in Atlin. I see one paper  speaks of Dawson as deserted for  Cape Nome.     Is it true?  Well, my dear Monty," time to  water horses. I hope Mrs. Woods  and Mrs. Parkes have not forgotten  yours truly.  My kindest regards to yju all;  alsovremember me to Dick McBride  and Parkes. May turn up again  some dav.  Vaj.. R. O'Connor.  NEWS BY "WIRE.  Evidence is now in possession of  the Federal Government that a deep-  laid plot existed to destroy Canadian  public wcrks, not only the Welland  canal, but others. The Clan na  Gael is at the bottom of the co:-b r- i  acy, i ot the Fenians, |  Ten white  and   1-2  coIon_J   m.:*J  1  were killed by an ex pi .jj.ou   -.i.   ..  Commack mines,   Raleigh,   X.   v_.,  Mftv 2ind.  (Prom >>�������������� Uiillctiu.l  Skagway May 2S.���Cape Town,  May 22.���The British are at Veer-  eening, in tlie Transvaal, north- of  the 'Yaal. 7 Tlie bridge across the  Va.d is iniacl.' Twenty-seven Free  Staters and two locomotives weie  captured.'  Mahon, commanding the Flying  Column, entered Ma'feking early on  Ma)* 17th. He was opposed on  May 7th, nine miles from Mafeking  by 1,500 Boers, commanding a  strong position. The ' magnificent  qualities of his troops enabled him  to disperse:,_the Boers after" five  hours' , hard fighting. A detachment of the Canadian attillery,' by  ���isrics o'f forced ,"iarc;;<-4, arrived in  tune to re.,der valuable assistance.  , Their fir'nii* was bimolv si:.jerb.  ,.uprosed loss about 50. Boer losr-  was very heavy.  The Boers left Laing's Nek fiee  for Buller,'s advance.    Natal is now  . ir.  free of them. .  //The. capture.-of Eloff and his  commando, cost Baden Powell three  killed and four wounded.  . .Kimberley, May 13.���Eight hundred Boers surrendered yesterday,  half-way. between' Vryburg and Mafeking. 1 All .opposition in this district is ended.'  Mafeking, "May 17.���Powell re-  ports that his combined' fcrces attacked-the'Boers yesterday, capturing Snyman,'one'gun, stand of colors, many supplies and, ammunition. -.The enemy lost heavily, retreating in all directions.  London, May. 21.���Hamilton,  after a series of engagements reached  Heilbriiin, enemy, under ' De Witt,  retiring.-" Hamilton's casualties 75.  Enemy"rossess ,15 guns. French  crossed-Reinoster -River northwest  of'Heilbriiin -in conjunction with  Hamilton?s, advance. Warren occupied Dinglass yesterday, after  heavy- fighting; enemy retreated  northwards.  London", May 23.���President  Kruger has transferred his property  to persona] friends to avoid confiscation by the British. All the leading Boer families are leaving Pretoria for Lorenzo Marquez. The  Capitol is being moved to Leydeu.  Agitation has set in to surrender  the British prisoners at Pretoria,  who celebrated the late victories  with bonfires amidst much rejoicing.  The Boers are afraid of them.  Clery, with cavalry, engaged the  enemy at Laiug's Nek, May 20th,  capturing wagon trains, many supplies and prisoners, and scattered  the enemy, who burned the hjuses  and laid waste the country. They  burned six in Newcastle before re-  trecitii1".  ..     v>'/l'.   . .      . L_ -    .*       .-.        '     L  I'Vc .Cll,    -O 'UliC- "f   A'1-.i-ii't..        iil'd  .-�� 'ti. ^        ������'     i.i ;:������;. ���+   ihv.  .cuc.niiiy jjoers.  Latest reports say Kruger is su  ing for peace and is now offering to  surrender. Report not confirmed,  It is reported the Boers will defend  Johannesburg and Pretoria.  IN TPIE POLITICAL-EYE.  Mr. C. W. I). Clifford, M. P. P.,  j. * * 1  arrived trom Bennett 911 Thursday,  and will remain in this portion of  the district till the last vote is''poll-  f-d'on the 9th.'.Mr. Clifford has  visited every' portion of the lower  section of Cassiar and likewise  spent several weeks iu Victoria  since last here. Speaking politically."  he says that the lower coast will  put up a large vote, as that section  is being, canvassed very energetically b>- Martinite agents. Capt.  John Irving will arrive" here the  the early part of week.        ��  Win. Baillie. late of the sorrowed 'Globe, is" at" present" working  lower Cassiar in the Marti", interest ���      "'  Unbiased reports from the coast  are. to the effec'. .that ihe political  cauldron 'is at. the boiling point,  and all parties stewing in their own  juice. The mix-up is said,to be  worse than our little local. one.  Surprises^ are the order of the day,  and the latest and biggest one was  the*- going over of, "Winchester"  Brown, a former shining light iu  the slowly - ebbing Provincial  Party, to Joseph Martin.. "Winchester." has not forgotten the turning  down he got 'from the Semlin .faction,-and is applying the rule the  other way. Like David Harum,  he" believes , in "doing unto your  neighbor as you would have him  do unto you, but do him first."  Capt. John Irvuig's latest move  is to try and lull us asleep on election day with minstrelsy. He has  become advance agent for the Ben- *  nett minstrels, and will bring in  the aggregation when the Cariboo  bar takes aboard more water. How  the mighty have fallen!  A couple of candidates will find  out soon that the greasy pole is  easy compared with the  other poll.  UNLUCKY   BOAT.  The Danube, of the C. P. X. Co.,  Knocks a Hole iu Her Bottom.  On the' J5th, the steamer- Danube, belonging to the C.t P. N. Co.,  whilst leaving Victoria harbor, ran  on the rocks aud stuck fast, a large  hole being knocked iu her bottom.  She had a full list of passengers  and 1,000 tons of cargo. The passengers were transferred to the City  of Seattle and the cargo lightered  ���ishore. ' It was at first thought that  t''.e steamer would be a total loss,  b'.-.t later telegrams express a hope  that she may yet be towed off and  repaired.  JJ. S. Congross. will_adjourn next  Wednesday, June 6th. ATLIN,   B.C.,   SATURDAY, JUNE    2.  The,-An,in  Claim.  Published   cvf-ry    Saturday   morning  by  Tub Atlin Claim Puhubhinu Co.  Oflloe of uublloutioii:  Kvnaiid, brtwt'imi Trainor nnd Peurl Streets.  Advoriuini; mtijs nindo Known on application.  Tins subscription price is t-l n yi>nr piiv-  tibia In advance. No paper will bo delivered  unless ttifi.- condition-- ure i-cunplicil with.  The installation   of" efficient  hy-  .draulic plants for the mining   ofour  auriferous gravels is   now  progressing,in three different parts  of tlie  ���district.      On   Pine    Creek,   near  Spruce Junction', on  Wright Creek  and on" Birch   Creek.    In the  last  two localities mentioned piping will  be actually begun belore the middle  of the present month, and the greatest credit  is' due  to  the energetic  ���managers of these properties, Messrs.  C.   Christopher  and   Mostyn  Williams, for the remarkably rapid progress that has been made.  On the Sunrise property at'Spruce  Junction, the engineer,- Mr. Fred  Cooki* has been quickly'altering the  look of things on Pine Creek, from  the canyon up-stream for half a  mile, where he is putting hr a bedrock flume. ' He has "also begun  work on his company's large ditch,  which takes off from Pin.. Creek  about icoo feet- above the bridge  carrying the road from Atliii to  Surprise. The ditch will end at a  point nearly due north, and about  half a mile distant from Spruce  Junction, where the pressure ��� box  'will have a commanding site.  The above undertakings are but  fore-runners of what is coming.  Atlin will soon be one of the greatest hydraulic mining camps of the  world. The district has everything  necessary to ensure success, and  under first class professional guidance, such as that now engaged,  failure is impossible.  There is here a field for the investment of capital, not only in hydraulic mining, but in quartz mines,  more- encouraging than probably  any part of the continent can show  to day. The people who come into  the camp now aud investigate, are  on the '.'ground floor" and have  ��� opportunities for getting into good  things al moderate cost.such as late  arrivals cat.not hope for.  'More capital to develope, more  brains and brawn to work, are what  Atlin wants���they'll come!  ial fence around at least-a part of  the,cemetery is a requirement of  common decency. We all have  friends lying out theie iirtheir eternal sleep,and we are sure the necessity of enclosing the cemetery has  only to be pointed out and the Willi: g hands of our citizens will do  the rest.  C. CHRISTOPHER,  President.  ��-W V ���*ftrJw-+'*AAS*AAiAAA/!<AtV*AAAf*5  A'.  C.  HIRSCHFELD,"  ' Secretary.  Atlira Abstract Comfkiny,  LIMITED.   niiAo office. Atlin, B. C.  We never knew a parson . who  peddled in politics but regretted it  afterwards. He who meddleth  with tar, the same shall suffer defilement.- "Ne sutor ultra crepi-  dara;" which, the same being freely  translated, meaneth���"let the shoemaker stick to his last."  The busy season is now. upon us  and we must ask the men of the  divine afflatus who from their  earliest infancy lisped in rhyme,' to  restrain themselves; otherwise, in  nautical phrase, to clap a stopper  on their jaw-tackle for the time  being. We are iu for straight business whilst the summer lasts. .  Smith, Brown, Jones and Robinson are popularly supposed to be  the most numerous faniiliae in everv  Anglo-Saxon community,but a look  over the voters' list of our district  show the good old name of McDonald to be the leader with nine names.  The Browns and Camerons tie for  second place with seveur each, the  Smiths and Campbells have' 'six  each, and the Whites," McLeodsand  Mackays have five'each, The Robinsons muster, four, whilst the  Jones's have only three-' representatives on the list.  Searches Made and Abstracts of Title t'o Mineral, Hydraulic  and Placer Claims Furnished.    Correspondence solicited.  i..-">/'V'>*Vi-j \f *' **.^>.��vft��"<'.*>,< ./V <"'.-'  ������(AA^f*-*^/* *���' .I*]' ^i��.'MA  THE GRAND  HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL r>7 THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN   FIRST-CLASS  MANNER.  The French Restaurant in Connection \Vitl Open Juno 1st.  (.    ���' ^ ���-  ��� -  cRici* & Hastik,  Proi'kiktors;    David Hastik, Manager. .  Corner of First and Discovery .Streets.  CONTRIBUTORS  GODFREY AT PINE.  Election business is beginning to  boom, and next Saturday will be a  buttle royal at the polls. Each  candidate,   -with-   his    allies    and  ��� officers are now putting in good,  telling work. We are pleased to  see the fair and   manly  manner  in  ' which all the contestants are conducting their campaigns, and the  pleasing absence of those personal  recriminations which cast a dark-  shadow on so many political lights.  It is impossible to forecast what the  upshot will be next Saturday, and  meantime, we. can only exclaim, iu  the language of fistiaua, may the  best men win.  It must strike every one'-who  passes our cemetery ��u the Pine  road that a fence enclosing  it is  a  He Receives a Splendid   Reception  and Makes Many Friends.  A large audience attended at Mo  Ponald's hall last Saturday evening  to hear Mr. Alex. Godfrey on tlie  olitical situation. The weather  was unfortunately' very cold and  windy. Several stage coaches went  up from Atlin,laden with enthusiastic Godfrey admirers, who put considerable life into things in general.  Mr. Leatherdale occupied the chair  and briefly introduced the candidate,  who confined himself to the reading  of his pUtforni as previously delivered at lust week's Atlin ' meeting.  This he supplemented with a few  remark:-., principally relating to the  Alien Act and the Mongolian Exclusion Act, taking a much stronger  position than that assumed by Mr.  Stables in his platform. His attitude would be one of uncompromising hostility to'the Alien Act or  its recrudescence in any form. On  the Mongolian question he would  tavor Chinese and Japanese exclusion bv every legal means that could  be devised.  Mr. Stables spoke at moderate  length and confined himself to views  expressed at former meetiugs. He  said that Mr. Godfrey and himself  would make a good team, one possessing the Irish fighting blood and  the other the proverbial Scotch  canninoss.  Dr.  Cameron   made an  address  To the Queen's birthday ''Celebration.  The following is a  complete list  of the subscribers:  Rice & Hastie  safi.00  Russell Hotel.. 7.7.  25.00  Kootenay, Hotel .'  2.1.00  Vendoine  Hotel   -. US.'SJ  British America Corp. f.t-i  25.UD  Kirkliuid Hon-1  10.1.0  Vancouver Rest, und ilot-.-l  H'.OO  I. itipstein '.  5.10  Pioneer Bakery ���  ~ 5.1 0  Atlin  Claim  l'Mi.  W.H. T. Olive ..' -'  2.*>'  Julss Kg-srert  1.0  .V.ahrerand Mead  5.0".  Link & Pratt .,  2.< l>  Burns A McDotigraU  10.00  \\\ H. Jeffery  5.00  Rant A Jones...'....'.. ."..."- .'... 5.00  Capt. A. Niekerson .V...:....'...'..: :.... 5..00  G.. H.. Anderson  2.00  C. B.. Coffin...: .".  2..UI  Atliii Lumber and Miiiinif Co  10..0U  Atliii Lake Lumber Co  10..00  ���Jones'  Restaurant .'. '  I..u0  Alex.. Godfrey '  I'.'-DO  J.. H-. Russell ���'  5..00  \\\. G.'Goyne .'  l-.Ou  C. Christopher  5..W  C. W.-.Sawdrs  2-00  A.. Burke  10-00  -.V.. K.. Doukrill A Co   5.-00  J.. I).. Graliam  26..00  E..'\V.. RicUle  ii'-WJ  II.. Voting ' 5..00  J.. Mackay :  5..<ni  E.. M.. N.. Vt'oods   - 5.. i ���  Mcllride und Grant'  B..0O  Walter Owen _  5..00  Brown A Sinclair  5.."'1  Bunk of Commerce  li'..iii  li.. P.. Queen  10..'h,  W.. A.. Spencer   10..00  W.. G..'Pa.\ton !  5..00  ,I..H...Gillard.....'  lii..OO  Dr.. G.~. Lewis -.  5..',0  P.irsons Produce Co   15.' 0  V.. E. Mebeely A Co  ld..'Jo  Guminings & Richardson   5..C0  BlHiiUett Jc  Co  10..IW  JI..   l-'oley: -  5 .0u  A.. C. Co.. per Vuujflian  5..00  The ISxdiuutfc  l..Cii  li.. L��� Pillman  2..5:  H.. W.. Heal  .'  5..W!  T.. H.. Brackett   5..W)  in   one   week   bo'.md   for "Dawson.  j. iJ-. Clr.irl-.:,ou "a id --.ui'f left   there  on' the 25th,' bound for Dawson.  Canadian Bank...  ..fof Commerce  Corner Second and Pearl Streets.1  Total $442..n 1  highly    necessary    adjunct.     The along the lines of supporting local  graves lying bare and exposed ou  the roadside are not a vei y cheerful  sight aiid reflect strongly on us as a  communitv.    A neat and  substant-  men, and advised burying the  hatchet on all other issues. Cheers  were-then given for Godfrey and  .Stables and the meeting broke up.  KTATEM.EST.  KECKU'TH.  To subscriptions    ." $442.'>l)  Receipts of ball  OH.D'i  Total..  ....!?81I.U0  EXl'BNDITUKIiS.  Prizes paid in cash  $326.50  Hank of Halifax, for 12 unlets  in.lii;  Jules li^ert, making 12 uux^ot  iiius... 2ti.|)i.  P. li. McFeely A Co.,  rope  for tuj,'-of-  . war, !?4, nails, ��1 :  5.'(J  Atliii  Lumber   Co _  13.1;0  Paid for greasy  i>ole  1..0  Dockrill, floor powder and rosin  1.25  .Mrs. Gregory, for rosettes  (i.5.i  Mrs.  Pillman,  1   1-2 ' dozen   eggs,  for  spoon and egg race  '.. 1.1.0  Claim   Pub.   Co.,   advertising,   badges  and ball programmes  25.00  J. Pillint?. for music  5.00  Presbyterian   Hospital���donated   to... 69.15  S511.0U  H. B. Camehon, Treasurer.  ���TRAVEL. PICKING UP.  Skagway advices pf May.. 27th,  say that 700 people  arrived   there  Gold Assayed,  Purchased or  Consignment.  Taken on  -" -\  Exchange sold on all the principal joints in Europe, the United  States and Canada.  ASSAY OFFICE  IN- CONNECTION  .FOR-GOLD DUST ONLY.  " T. R. BirXETT, Manager. -  BKOWNLEE & LOWRY  J. H. Brn.vilee, P. I..' S.. n. 1.. S.  R. C. Lowry, A. M. t. C. U  Civil and Hydraulic Engineers,  Land Surveyors.  Pkart  Strekt, Atlin, B. C.  Atlin Lake Lumber Co.  (Limited,)  ROUGH   and   '  DRESSED  T,UM BER  OF  AEL  KIXD*^.  C mt. Westcult, Mai.ager.  Rant & Jones,  :\0TARIKS,  MINING BROKERS  A N D  REAL l-STATE AGENTS  Agents   '"or the Imperial Eife Assu  ranee Co.  BegiimiiiK with Monday, and for tho  next   61) days, I will pay  $15.73 an &z.  for sold dust  AT TUB GOMJ  HCU8B, DIBCOVEKV.  ' J. LETEliEDAiai.  Diicjovory, .VUy IS, I'JJ).  &smsimmr3Bmmmmmmmi��mm 1 '■ •■-;
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SATURDAY, JUNE   2,  1900.
-On   the   Yukon—Steamboats  Getting Ready for Spring Work.
Tue.-idiiy morning, May 8th, at  5
■ o'chck,   the   ice  went   out  of tlie
Yukon at Dawson.     A  correspondent-of the   Ska,,way   Budget  describes the !-'ight as awe-h spiling,
' JYcnday morning, iYay 7th, 'the
steamer Flora, Martineau, master,
steamed out of Iter deck at> Lower
I.alJaigc a; d started  to   follow   the
ice dowVi to Dawson.
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f-TI-'AjVUOAT NOTES.    , .
At V'H'evTTcire is the Clara, an
■ne'e e-.cit-vl brat, the pioj.etty of
-.t ' Piisco com pun v.
• ' T'.- o mile.'- below White Hor^e is
ilu \"-;c*ci;ar, of ihe Canadian Pe-
\elorincnt (. o.
"."' ci C/,l-.m!ii;-in. ihe si->tcr boat of
}.'» '•• "Ac"Oi i.'-Ji, ard the   piopeit*.   of
the C. D.i Co., lies   at  the. head   of
I.aliaige.     in    company    wilh   the
'   r era, of iho Klondike Cor, oration.
At Lower Lattarge aie the Phillin
I.ow :inr! '* Piiigree. Tliey have
laie-ly been johv-'d by- the   Flora   S.
'i'Kl- '*Vi 'dee*', 1> ing three mile-;,
ab'i •' J:ii.- lunger' Rapids,- was
bi-ri.tu to the water's edge a week
The Gold Star, wrecked last year
'   in Five  T-'ir-ger   Rabid?,   is  located
three miles below the Rapids, where
she has been repaired.
The rivers are all 0"ien below La-
Barge'lo Selkirk, and the o.-iening
of navigation will be signalized
r.ext \seek when the steamers at
Lower LaBarg'e start for the Klondike capital."-"   '
The ice in "Fifty-Mile river, above
White Horse City," broke u;> on
April 29,..1899. This year it went
out on "April n. The bieak-im
below is expected to be in the same
A petition signed by 32 miners
-.•" To -Id-r ( reek' waV handed to
7l:Av" 6 '. \ '. mi. i-*-.ione: on Tuesday,
it --<,'.."■■•'-- -.igii-.^t the issuing of
!jyl . AAour' Boulder Creek,
o: :.ts beiu-h-s, covering aiy -.Uicer
'-, . a o.'.i-- :-e than that flban-
do- f(\ by ; h-ccr i.iinci.s. It also
call-; upon , the • Commissioner to
•jward many claim'* wliich are only
partial!--, worked out, aud of which
th.- ow ;ers h tve'gone to Nome and
other pltcjs. to 'placer miners, and
not to allow such ground to be included in hydraulic leases.
A copy of tlie petition has been
forwarded to th'_- Minister of Mines,
u \ kioria.
Our coi respondent reports little
work being' done on this creek, as
very many of the claims are at present unrepresented, but anticipates
thai the steamers, no.v navigation
is open, will bring iu plenty of absentees ard restore last year's business activity. Not over half a
•dozen parties in all are sluicing.
Spruce Creek will give a solid
vote, for Godfrey and Stables next
A good many people will remember R. Grierson, who   last  season,
had a piece 6f land iinder cultivat
ion 011 Pine Creek.', His success; 11
market gardening the season past
was not very good, as he stiru-d
too late and was handicapped by
not '-aving implements with wh:ch
to till the soil. He went out to the-
coast last fall and returned ■ livsi
week, wi*h one or two new ideas as
to how market gardening caii be
made profitable here. He has j 11st
finished making a cultivator, which
he has christened the Inflexible,
and "with this strongly-named machine he proposes to raise radishes,
etc.; "'to"'supply the local need-'.
Half-a-dozen -miners' picks do duty
as spikes; and look sadly out of
place," but,Mr. 'Grierson , .says they
do the work admirablv.
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,   ATLIN,   B.   G.
.See our greatly reduced prices on all our winter stock.-
. ee'our prices uu groceries'.  " Ladies' goods a specialty.
Pine City branch now open,
'A. H. STKACEY    " ' '     ARCHIE W. SHIELS,      -
Atlin Mauagcr.c ,   . , Agent Atlin City. ■
Mr. I. Ripstein, of the Exchange
Hotel left for Teslin' on Wednesday
on a fur buying expedition. He
will be away for a month.,
Mr. Braden, of Braden & Hastings, the butchers, leaves'to-day for
Vancouver to purchase beef,cattle
for the northern market.. He will
return via Glenora and telegraph
route to Atlin, leaving meat supplies for the construction party by
the way.
Haines Bros, and Burroughs, two
below discovery on Boulder Creek,
turned up a nugget of 11,07.. 3 dwt.
Value $178, on Monday morning.
They report good returns over and
above such pleasant little breaks in
the • monotony, as picking up a
,Tne fishing at Surprise Lake is
getting very good. Mr. 'Pillii.g
went up there last Sunday, and between that evening and Monday
momir.g, secured a basket of 4.1
fine-grayling, all taken with the fly.
Mr. Pilling makes his own flies and
has a creditable old-world record as
a fisherman.
The veteran McKee states that
on the creek wliich bears his name,
a large white faced ■ bear made his
appearance ou Sunday and took
a leisurely "pasear" along the outside edge of the camp. Two miners
■got their guns and went in .pursuit
but returned shortly.. Mac thinks
they were thanking their stars se--
cretly that they did'nt overhaul the
monster, which the narrator conscientiously affirms to have been .as
large as an ordinary horse. Nothing
small about McKee Creek, not even
the nuggets.
• i',
The fire bell called the depart
ment in hot haste at 2 p. m. Sunday. Shirley Bros, had been burning rubbish in their yard on Discovery Street, and it being a windy
day, the fire spread to their woodpile, to -which the brigade confined
it.    Loss nominal.
Mr. Wm. Muir, who has been
employed by the Parsons Produce
Co. since Feby. 1899 and was manager of their store at Bennett last
summer, has accepted an engagement with McLennan, McFeely- &
Co. at Dawson. His many friends
here will wish him everv success in
his new sphere of activity.
Constable Owen is still off duty
at line owing to a sprained ankle.
After the tug-of-war on the 24th
ult. the anchor of the Er-glish team
was heard to say  as   he   looked at
his blistered palms, that he 'didn't
anchor for any 'more of it. One
son of the heather consoled another
thusly —"Ne'er • fash yer thoom,
Sandy mm! it'll tak' a guid wheen
tugs-o'-war ta'e niak' up for.Waterloo."
Blacksmith Josselyu left for Re-
villa Gigeda on Friday afternoon;
to attend to a large saw.uill just
erected there. i\:r. Josselyn informs
us that no less than five quartz
mills, aggregating 65 stamps, are
at' work in tha.1- neighborhood.
A very handsome boat was-
brought down to Atlin , from Surprise Lake, on Monday, for the
purpose of making the through trip
to Nome. We wish the argonauts
.-■ ..aie .lasfage-and speedy return -to
A din.
Tho Claim can be had in Pine -at
Taylor's grocery store and from
Muirhead Bros.- at the Junczion.
Judge Fry has the- sloop "Gold
Seeker" advertised to sail Irom
Bennett to Dawson and Cape Nome
..'•cut M .y ' 24th. , She will take
:'i eight to Dawson and .passenger?
to Nome.—Sun,, May 19.
A special invitation to Atlin, and
Is rhe boys o*i the creeks,is extended by the management of the Gold
House, to a grand ball and supper
to be given o*i the evening of June
6.'-. Let dull ^are flit away for ar;
p.: .-ing of mirth iu the centre of
A tiki's gold fields.
The steamer Lorelei, newly named
the Shamrock, purchased by E. G.
Tennant of the Atlin Lumber Co.
to tow that company's .scows between Lake Bennett and White
Horse, came over from Skagway
ou two cars, is bsing overhauled iu
the de-ot yards, and will be ready
to take to the water the day the
lake opens.—Bennett Sun.
Our pet candidate says that if he
is put at the top of the poll next
Saturday, he wo l't bear any resemblance to a' monkey up a stick,
Sixty days from iliito X intern! to sell to
Prod. Cook my los- lioiihii, lSxSO, gltuate n't"
Spruce Junction. Any parties linvin r cluirnf
UK-iiiin.t. snid building will submit huinc to J.
H. Rose, Atlin, u-itliiii flint tim«, i.-Ke t!ioy
will not he recojrtiiy.-il. ' ' '   '-
Atlin, B.C., April With. ju.lU
G. K. Hayes.
J. O. CiiKSKi.r..
timmt Bote!
.   Discovery.
IN .
'-laailqmu-teri for Milliner A Pn milt's stn-_;e..
, r
DISCOVERY, B. Ci'/     .' '
When you come to Discovery take
shelter under the tree.
Finest-of liquors.    Good  str-bling.
v    "        ... .. DISCOVERY, B.C..
Otir larjje und <:oinino..llou« (lining room 1*
now open. We have lots of fresh vegetable*
in our collar, wliich makes it eutiy to give a
first-cla->8 m-»nl." Our bedrooms are nil neatly furnished. We need no elevator with our
iood liquor., aid ei^ai-,. Stabliufj for 10
torsos. 'JVIuplionu uml Teloirrnpli messapreg
promptly attended to. Kates, htnfjle iiieiilti,
75r-. Rooms, S.i and 75c. Board hy the.week
-    PINE CITY,  B. C.
Carries a full  line of .Groceries,1.
Hardware,   Gent's Furnishings and
Roots aud Shoes.        -    .
Run the only stage to
A four-horse Saratoga will
convey passengers to Discovery, aud 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
Specialt}* with them.
Leave  orders   at   the    B.    A.   C.
"Store, corner ist and Rant.
O. K. li
When in Atliii stop
.  . at the0.  .
First Street.
Louis Lac;Kit Bkkr.
First class Restaurant in connection.
A.  BURKE,   Manager.   "	
J.  K'.-RKLANI), - Manaokk.
First-class dining room
Aud Elegant Sleeping Rooms.
entrTvl HOTEL.
FirM. Sheet,  Allin.
Highkst Cash   Prick Paid tor.
Raw   Fens.
Now occupy thi»ir new  cinarters next
to the Bnnk of H. N. A., First ritreet. "I
The hath rooms are equally ait'good us found
la cities-   Private entrance for ladiei.
Swtss  Watchmaker.
Has charge of poverninent inst.ru-
metits.    First street. Atlin.
lu  A. la. Cross' fciore.
"Xff ATLIN, , li.   C,   SATURDAY.- JUNK ,- 2.  A)   ���  " THE CLAIM", Agency in  Discovery is at Taylor's  Store.  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Church of England services will he hold  atcornor Trainor and Third streets on Suii-  ��� ��h\y at II a. m. and 7:30 p. m.  'Until futhor notion there will be no reiru-  lm- morning- seirvice at. the Presbyterian  Church. The Sunday School will moot at.  SO a. m. Bible.**-class taught by Rev.  Geoi-jje Pringle. Evening service at 7:30, as  usual.  One of the best articles for i;ood health is  a wholesome loaf of bread atJ2 cents, and a  JBrst-olass moal for 50 cents at the Pioneer  Bakery.  Send your washing  to' the Atlin  T,aundry, corner Lake aud Rant.  Don't forget the opening of the  new dining, room of the Gold House,  Discovery, June 6th, with" a grand  ball. ' "  Go to Cummings.& Richardson's  for   gents'   furnishings,   boots  and  ' shoes, First street.  Heal-Foley���At   the Bishop's  Palace, Yates  street,   Victoria,   on.  Monday evening; April 30th, Rev.  Father Althoff united  in   marriage  Mr. Harry W. Heal, of the proviu-  '' cial police force at Atlin,   and  Miss  Eugenia M7 Foley, second daughter  ���' of   Captain    Foley/" formerly    of  Brooklyn,   N.   Y.    Mr.   and  Mrs,.  Heal are spending their honeymoon  in-Seattle, and will go  to  Atlin   to  '  take up their residence. ...-.'  Two hundred galvanized- water  pails, 90c, at the Exchanger"  Free" ice water at the Exchange.  Have you any outfits at Discovery or on the creeks for sale. The  Exchange" will pay your "freight  and give you'the highest price.  . The Presbyterian Hospital treasury was enriched by the sum of  $69.15 on Monday, that sum representing the surplus of cash left over  from the Queen's. Birthday Celebration and Ball.  The Atlin.Lake Co., Ltd., turned  on the water at Birch Creek yesterday. , A full account of- this company's properties and the work clone  thereon will appear iu our next.   ,  Have you   tried  the   Atlin Bath  House   and   Laundry   for  a  bath?  1  Corner Lake and Rant.  ....-To:Let���Four large rooms,   suit-  ���  able tor offices, over  Cummings   &  "Richardson's store, First street.  The steamer Ruth made the first  crossing of the season, arriving here  at 4. p, m. Thursday with   25 pas-  Vsengers and two tons of freight.  Mr. Mallett returned from the  old country on Thursday and proceeds lo Spruce Creek to open up  his claims there.  Capt. McPhatter returned on  Thursday looking hale and hearty.  Mr. C. li. Jones returned from  ISennett on Thursday. He says that  the trip out on foot via Tagish was  a hard one iu all respects. He reports Bennett very busy. The  .���celebration on the 24th was a great  success. Carloads of mining machinery for Atlin are lying at Bennett  waiting for steamboat transportation, the bulk of it being for the  Atlin Lake and Sunrise hydraulic  companies. Mr. Newton, caught up  witn-"Mr.* Jones on' the way out,  and they travelled into Bennett in  company.  Dr. Mitchell is expected daily,  accompanied by a son of Dr. Hoops.  &>. Edwards- who acted  as  book  keeper for Dr. Mitchell last season,  being,a Naval Reserve man,'volunteered for active service in South  Africa with the naval brigade, was  captured by the Boers early in the  war and has wintered iu inglorious  ease at Pretoria. He will have  some good yarns to spin when he  gets back.  Wanted 500 rugs. Will pay the  highest market price at the Exchange. t  Five hundred cans Colman's mustard, 15c, at the Exchange.  Two hundred and forty cans ginger, 15c, at the Exchange.  Mr. John G. Garvin, returning  officer for Cassiar arrived, on Thursday morning. Mr. Garvin brought  in ballot boxes and all other necessaries for the big fight of next Saturday.  -Messrs Clifford and Irving,'M. P.  P.'s, will  address  the electors  on  Godfrey hardware ���&  '' ' SUCCESSORS   TO      "  .       THOS. DUNN a CO.  DEALERS   IN  Miners'Supplies,  Builders' Hardware,  Stoves, Tinware, Etc.  tinshop in connection. ' FIRST STREET, ATLIN,  P. BURNS & CO.,  Monday evening in the A. B. hall  at Atlin and , ou Tuesday in McDonald's hall at Pine.  Mr. W. E. Fisher, a member of  the B. C. bar, who has been practising for some years in' Victoria, will  arrive in immediately after the  election aud commence the practise  of his profession iu Atlin. There  ought to be-a.splendid opening for  just such a man as Mr. Fisher is  described to be,' young, bright, liberal aud progressive. .Mr. Fisher  is a brother- of the Rev. Mr. Stephenson's wife..  Cummings and Richardson have  moved into their new store on First  Street, and report business much  improved since-the transfer. Their  stock of men's furnishings is large  and varied, and will be extensively  added to during the next two  weeks. Link and Pratt, the ton:  sorialists who occupy the other half  of the building, are finding business  good. Upstairs, Dr. Lewis rents a  handsome suite of three rooms and  five more are, ready for occupancy.  The whole block forms a permanent and attractive addition to our  principal street.  Free  ice water at the Exchange.  Fifty pair miners' shoes," horse  hide, heavy soles, regular price $5..  the Exchange price, $3.90.  All-wool blankets 50c a pound,  the Exchange.  One thousand packages matches  at 5c, the Exchange.  It will be seen in another column  that the proprietors of the famous  Gold House, at Pine, invite all  their friends, which means everybody, to a Grand Ball and Supper  at their famous hostelry on Wednesday, 6th June. As Mrs. Leth-  erdale will attend to the culinary  department as well as assume the  general management of the fete, we  know it will be an event lo:.;g to be  remembered.  The Bennett Minstrels propose  giving a show in Atlin at an early  date. They think they are some  pumpkins and we trust their aspirations will not be squashed. We  promise them a good reception.  Small Debts Court, May 28th,  before Judge Woods': C. B. Coffin  v. Cooper et al.; suit nivolving possession of a boat. Plaintiff's counsel accepted non-suit.  Police Court, R. Myrick, charged  with assault on Frank Farroii.  Fined $3 with $8 costs.  Wholesale   -   and   -  > ,. *.  Corner   First  Retail   -   Butchers.  and   Peart.   Streets.        "'    '  Three /Hundred   Men  and Women  Found Dead -'   :.  bargains, at the Exchange, as the  result , of advertising. We have  anything and everything in miners,  carpenters 'and blacksmiths' tools,  boots and shoes, clothing, optical  goods, watches, jewelry, etc. It  will pay you to examine our stock  and prices. No trouble to show  goods. Quick sales and small profits is our motto. Remember the  place,'the Exchange,-First St. Atlin.  GOOD   QUARTZ.  Dr. Young and',Mr. Canavan,  whe returned from their prospecting trip on the 24th' tilt., report  haying" had'" "aTvery rough trip.  While away, they discovered a  very large ledge near the Baker  ledge on Baker lake, about 40  miles from Atlin. in a1 southwesterly  direction. This ledge was traced  for some three miles aud a group of  claims staked ou it.  Ou the return trip, owing to . the  rotten condition of the ice, they had  to leave their camping outfit on the  shore and walk the whole distance  to,Taku, and at times had to climb  verj" high bluffs. ' Taku was reached after four days of the hardest kind  of travel, and they remained there  for several days waiting for the ice  to clear away, so as to allow of  their crossing in safety.  The gentlemen brought.' back  some fine -' specimens of quartz,  which are at present in the hands  ofthe assayer," and have succeeded  in forming a syndicate to develop  the property.-" Dr.- Young and T.  Switzer have- left for the neighborhood to locate more claims and  bring backa large quantity of the  rock'.  GRAND OPENING    .  Olf THE   -  ,NEW DINING  ROOM  Olf THE  Gold House,  DLSCOVERY, B. C,  WITH   A  Grand Ball arid Supper  Next Wednesday, June 6th.  FREE..KOR   ALL*   '  ..' .-   A'ND  EVERYBODY    WELCOME*:  ������������'/'  ViVA-^A  NOTICE.  TWO TO ONE/  Several bets have   already been  made'on the local result.    One en;  thusiast  of   the  Alexander   stripe  waSTseen making a bet of $100 to  $50 that Capt. Irving wouldn't poll  50 votes in Atlin and Pine. He  knows a point or two. ,  Tenders Galled for the  Erection of New  Government Buildings.  The first shipment of the season  of fresh beef, mutton and pork arrived per steamer Ruth, on Thursday, for Burns & Co.  BUSINESS OF THE WEEK.  Business   transacted  at  Government office for week ending June 1:  LEASES   APPLIED   FOR.  Spruce Creek 3 Creek  MISCELLANEOUS.  Bills of sule���Leuses  21  Watertight .-    I    2��   :i:i  Mineral records   Placer records   Assessment work reeonU-d   Power*, of attorney   Loaves of absence       Bill* of Sulfa .'. '-���������'���   Gold Commissioner's orders..-   Papers filed    Free Miners' certificates issued   . :!fi  . 8  ,. 27  . i  . 8  41(1  '���   Tenders will be received  lip to 6 p. m., on  Saturday, 9th of June, J900,  for the erection" of the new Government buildings.  Plans-and specifications may be  seen at the office of the Government  Agent, Atlin.  The Government reserves the  right to reject any or all tenders.  J. D. GRAHAM, -  Governme.it Agent.  Atlin, Ii. C, June i, 1900.  SECOND HAND STORE.  DISCOVERY AND SECOND STREETS.  GO   TO  Jimmy Regan for all kinds of New  .and Second Hand Goods.  Highest cash price paid  for outfits and job  lots.  The Sultan of Turkey, despatches of the 22nd ult. say, is greatly  surprised at the American persistence for the settlement of claims.  The situation is becoming more  grave.  The Reichstag passed a bill on  May 22rd, placing restrictiohs upon  canned and fresh meats from the  United States.


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