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The Atlin Claim Mar 3, 1900

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VOL.   2.
-NO. ^*5.
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F. E.
dkau'rs in
Paints,   Oils,   Varnishes,'
Builders' Hardware,
Sash and Boors, -
Tinware, [Graniteware, Crockery
All kinds'of Tinsmith work,, done. '  <■
Corner of First and Pearl Street
J. St. Clair Rlackett aod Co
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Have the Most Complete Stock in Atlin.
■, "the''Lion -of
Africa/' .Caged..
OF GOODS.   '    - '   ^ ' '
Tumbles to the Ground Over the
Redistribution Shuffle.
Skagway., Maich 2.—The British
Columbia Government ■ has been
defeated over the' Redistribution
hill. The House adjourned until
Tuesday, when decisive information
as to further action will be give*.1
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war. ' The public have surrounded
him with a halo of heroism/ The-,
consider him lion-hearted and invincible, and, above all, one of their
j own bod}*, for jViacdonald: is a self-
made'man.: When the Boers wound-
ed "Fighting Mac," they hurt the
British public keenly.  ''' ,
ted 24 "Hours"-irc
Which'to Bory His.
garrison is pursuing the  retreating
Boers, many prisoners having been'
taken alj along the line.
The Free Slaters aie,anxious to
gi\e' up the fight.
Large cjuiiiititier;rof golids arc- gn-
ina over the'rail'wav to Kimberlev.
The mines there are lb commence
work at an early date. Cecil Rhodes
will not be taken prisoner.
But'Kitchener .Could
See It That Way.
The rotary plough on the Whitc-
Tass Railway   broke  down   yester-
. day and no trains out-to-day.
• " J. B. Charleson and party en
route for Atlin with a large quantity of supplies, left _\e.s'erda\".
Victoiia, B. C, Feb. 21.—All
party stiife was hushed in the
presence of death The terrible
-news leceivedearh in the forenoon,
announcing that four'of -Victoria's
sons had fallen on thc field of battle, ard that five more were seriously wounded, filled the public
mind to too great an extent to permit of the legislature holding its
regular silting. Immediately . n the
receipt of the news crowds gathered on the streets in front of the bulletin boards. The death of Sergt.
•Scott, especially, the champion
oarsman of the province and one of
the most popular young men of thc
-city, created a sensation.
"Flags were run up  at   hall   mast
not only on private   but  on   public
buildings, among the first to do this
being United Stales  Consul Smith
and the French consular agent.    A
■drumhead memorial service  of the
regiment has been   called   for  next
Sunday, in the   drill   hall,  aud   on
every hand expressions of the deepest sympathy for Ihe friends of the
dead and wounded are heard.
" Ar a" meeting"of 'the* executive*
committee-on 7 Mondav evening, it
was'resolved that Mr. J. Anderson7s
resignation as treasurer be accepted
and Mr. A. V. Triraen be appointed
in his stead. That, the three captains pick a team of three men each
to fight fir.es, under the supervision
of the chief, the remainder to form
a bucket brigade. The following
were chosen: District 1, George
Mead, Han is and Kirkland;, District
2, Bourne, Ferguson and Wallace;"
District 3, Galaruo, White and
Volkert..-   Each, man to. be supplied
The fire
ordered rerno.ved from
the' halls to corner Discovery and
First, lo corner Pearl and Second,
aud to corner First and Watson.
Skagway,, March- 2. —Gen. Krou-
je a:?d 8,000 men   are  prisoners  o
the Queen.    Kronje   fell back fron-
Magersfonteiu  disputing^every-.UK**!-.
of ground,   but by superior general- i
ship he was  outflanked   from   eaci. J
successive position, by a fierce -on
slaught of British troops, especially
the Highland Brigade aud tlie Canadians, who swept everything before them,- until Paardersberg Drift
was reached, when Kronje made
his final stand. This last position
the British took after a whole dayjs
hard fighting. The Boers wen-
boxed in a,space one mile square.
During the night they attempted
to entrench themselves, but with
the morning sun- the British poured
lyddite and shrapnel into their
trenches,, and the sharp crack of
the maxims a-.:d rifles mingled with
the hoarse roar of heavj* guns and
bugles sounding the charge, rung
FIRE RECORD. the   final' death-knell   of Kronje"s
A rather serious fire took place j hopes of escaping from the iron
on Sunday forenoon at Capt. Fo-! grasp of the hero of Khartoum. At
le> 's general store- on   First street. • neon   the Boers attempted to escape
with a fire extinguisher,
Of the severe wounding of Gen.
Macdonald, ihe Herald correspondent says that this news had an effect which few out of England can
fully gauge. Hector Macdonald to
the   multitude   is   the  man of the
The canvas lining of the roof
caught fire from the stove pipe and
spread rapidly. Fortunately the
roof is of iron and the flames were
confined. There was also considerable destruction caused in the living quarters in tlie back part of
the store. Capt. Foley is uncertain
as yet as to whether he is insured .his dead, but Kitcheners charac-
or not, as he lately sent instructions j terislic repl}* was "Unconditional
to the coast to that effect, but at the I surrender or fight to a finish."
time of the fire was unaware whe-| Kronje afterwards surrendered with
thcr his insurance  had  been  com-1 his 3,000 troops.
by the river bed, but our Naval
Brigade was .waiting for them.
Once the Boers reached the open
ground tlie British force." opened
on them and the Boers went down
in heaps, then wavered and fled.
Kronje then asked for a 24-hour's
armistice for the purpose ofburying
pleted.    'The damage done will approximate $i,ooo.
A small fire occurred on Rant
avenue Tuesday morning. A cabin
ignited and the inmate had rather
a narrow escape, as he was asleep,
but fortunately awoke and escaped
in time, minus his clothes and some
hair which was singed off.
wise, damage nominal.
Thev casualties' list was 18 Canadians killed; and 146 Britisli killed.
No further details have bsen received. The greatest enthusiasm
prevails throughout the Britisli em-
Skagway,    Feb.   27 —Kronje  is
reported'as*'havii-g   been   captured
with a" force of 7,000  men   after  a
fierce rigiu at Padeberg-  He fought
desperately,     before ' .surrendering.
The 'Bjilish artillery did fearful execution   among   the  enemy.     The
movement   which   Roberts   put   in
force   to   corral   the   Boers,   was a
prolonged    line     northwest     from
Modeler  River'slatioti. so that Geii.
French   and    Gen.    Kitchener   011
passing   through, Kimberley would
complete their circle, tbns-euabliiig
Roberts   .to   envelop   and    capture
the entire* opposing   amiy.'    When
Kiuib=r1ey" was   reached,   however,
it   was lound that "vronje had moved    in haste   toward   BloemiO'uei'i,
abandoning  his convoys.     Generals'
French   and   KeiLv:itei)iiy's   forces
pursued the  retreating''army,- Kit-
"cPieiier 7 personally   'directing" the**,'
pursuit   with" the" same  great  organization power that was dispkved
Iu following up the.'Khalifa" lo   his
doom.      ' (
For his magnificent march and
lelief of Kimberley Gen. French,
who befoie ranked as colonel only,
has been promoted by the Queen
to be Major-General, while Lieut.
Kekewich lias also been advanced,
lor conspicuous valor.
The Royal Canadian Brigade also
shared iu the honor of the brilliant
march toward Kimberley and tlie
occupation of Kronje's headquarters at Jacobsdaal. Iu the advance
under French from Wegedraal several Canadians fell out wounded
and are either in hospital or taken
'i'he Boers are leaving Magersfontein in masses and returning to their
farms, the invasion of the Free
State having had the intended effect of promoting disaffection
among the Free Staters.
Ladysmith is reported relieved,
and the Boers hastily moving back.
General Joubert's nerves are
shattered and he has been relieve*.',
of the command of the army.
In the engagement at Modder
River on Feb. 18th, :<S Canadiaiu-
were killed and 69 wounded. Tliej-
were under fire the whole day.
The following is a list of Victorians killed: Sergt. W. J. Scott;
P ivates A. Mundiill, J. Todd, _L
Soiners. Wounded— Privates
H. Andrews, D. A. C. Beach, F.
Finch-Smiles, R. W. J. Leeman.
The Vancouver Jatalities were:—
pire over Kronje's surrender.
Buller has forced the Boers stead- [ Killed—W. Jackson.    Wounded-
Other- ib' backward with severe loss,   and j,1*- K- Niebergall and C. C. Thorn,)
l .Ladysmi.th is reported relieved. Thc, sou-
. ^-i^^-^^^ ���"���  \X'  Il I  J SLI '*  !,  |j-'ji  3*-V  ���>';,  ,.rl  iff  !   I  I' '  r.i  li/i'  .V.F  pull}  f  I'i  I-'1  I'I  fpi  l',l.  r'  ATLIN,    B.   C,   SATURDAY,    MARCH    3.  Tine   Atun  Claim.  P11Mif.l11.-1l   ovury    Sat imluy   moriiiiit;   bj  Tup. An.in Claim   Puhms'iunci (Jo.  rOlKi'o ul publication:  fiVrond Lul'wi en'J 1 [iii.01- and  P< iirl Streets.  Advoi-tisintr rates made luiov. n on npplieu-  tion.  Tlio sulii-i'riistioii prion i�� SI a your puv-  nlilo in advanon. No p<ipur will by delivoi-od  imli'SH these conditions m-u'eoinplieti wit Ii.  The inauguration of the Board of  Trade marks a new era in tlie history of Atlin. Wherever these institutions have been established,  their beneficial effects on the community are so obvious that a mere  attempt to enuiueratef them would  be a matter "of supererogation. Here  Aye will have a systematized way of  making our district and its iuduce-  .-ments known "to the ' financial  world,' with which it is so desirable  we should be in close touch, in order to secure capital for opening up  our mines.   ' Here we shall  have  a  r.  concensus of intelligent opinion' on  all matters concerning the community's welfare and steps taken to  further it, instead of, as heretofore,  depending on individual, and too  often misdirected, effort. "We shall  now work to the best advantage,  like sailors en a rope, with "Yeo,  heave, pull altogether, boys."  The Claim, last Fall, advocated  the forming oi", a Board of Trade for  Atlin, and is now naturally pleased  to see its suggestion an accomplished fact.  thueu and General Wauchope:  , Sir,���Statements have, I-understand,' been made that the last letter  which 1 received from my husband,  General Wauchope, contained criticisms upon Lord Methuen's conduct, and that my husband expressed a feeling that he was,being sent  to his death.  I wish to deny .these  statements,  most  emphatically; there is- not  a  shadow of truth in them.  My husband would never " have  criticized his chief, even in private  letters to his wife, and would have  deeply resented any one else doing  so. " ." ���   '       .   '  * My husband's last mention-tome  of Lord Methuen was contained in  a letter dated November 29,. 1899,  Orange River, aud was as follows: ���  "I expect Methuen will halt on  the Modder for some days' -before  pushing forward. He has had a  hard time of it and must be a real gallant soul to shove along as he does."  Yoi.rs'faithfully, '  -'    'Jean Wauchope.  Niddrie, Mid Lothian.  WE ALL KNOW HIM.  A period of unexampled depres-  ��� sion has set iu at Kossland.', Two  of the ' leading mines, the Centre  Star and the War Eagle, have  closed down for a term, as given  out, of at least six months. The  Le Roi has discharged 160 of its  men. The managers of these, companies give out that the wholesale  discharge of their employes is,, due  to the necessity of installing new  plants, etc., but these excuses do  not deceive any one. The uuiver-  sally accepted explanation is" the  distatefulness to mine owners of the  eight-hour law, and the closing  down of these mines is accepted  as  an    indication   of  being  ATLIN    BOARD    OF   TRADE.  At a large and influential meeting held in the Bank of Halifax on  Tuesday evening, the organization  of a Board of Trade for Atliii was  completed. The following gentlemen were elected to ' office, - as fol-  lows: President, J. ' A. Fraser,  manager P. P. Co.; Vice-President,  J. St. Clair Blackett, of Blackett &  Co., Councillors, A. W. Shiels,  manager B. A. Co.; W. A. Spencer,  manager of the Bank of Halifax;  R. A." Lowry, C. IS.; A. C. Hirsch-<  feld, capitalist; J. H. Gillard, manager of Bank of B. N. A.  The entrance fee was fixed at $5,  and the monthly subscription at $1.  Incorporation will be achieved and  the Board placed in full touch with  the sister institutions of the Province, t  brought  to  bear for its abrogation.  Mr. Archibald Blew, of the Ontario Mining Bureau, states that the  northern shore of Lake Superior  gives promise ofa big discover}*, of  diamonds in the near future, the  deposits of slate and carbon having  been found to resemble the deposits  .surroundingthe diamonds of Kimberley. Healsosays that several diamonds have been discovered in  Wisconsin in exactly thc same formations as exist in the Thunder  Bav district.  General Kitchener stands fi ft. 4  inches in liis shoes and General  Roberts ,5 ft. 4 inches. The Boers  will gain an increased respect for  the British army officers soon���that  is, the long and short of it.  The following clipping from the  London Times of a late date was  received by Rev. Mr. Stephenson  this week. Thc letter was addressed to thc editor of the above paper  by the wife of the valiant soldier  who fell at Magersfontein. and forever sets at rest Ifte base -nhindr,  so industrioiifiiy liif-iiriate-S, of existing  <li(Terence   iiihvien   Lord Me-  THE LATE CAPT. COW PER.  The mortal remains ot the late  Capt. J. W. Cowper were conducted by a large sorrowing procession to ' the ' Presbyterian  Church on Saturday afternoon of  last week. The pall bearers- were  J. A. Fraser, R. F. Wollaston, D.  Hastie, W. W. Dickinson, T. E.  .Scarlett and Captain Nickerson.  The attendance was large, all the  Government officials being present,  as well as the leading. men of the  town, a testification of the high esteem and respect in which the deceased was universally held. The  coffin was placed on a bier in front  of the platform and over it the Rev.  John PriKgle conducted the touching services of the church. The occasion was one of marked solemnity and many eyes were moist with  tears. After the services the body  was reverently carried back to the  tent at the corner of Third and Discovery streets, where it will remain  until instructions are received from  the friends of deceased.  Two American companies are  now seeking sites for sawmills in  Vancouver. The plan will mean  the erection of the largest mill in  the Province, having a capacity of  about half-a-million feet a day and  the mills will do almost entirely a  foreign shipping trade.  He   was  a  scientific chap, a B. A.  andF. R. S.,   \  Had  been   to many colleges and  was possessed of all their.lore,  Was master of more, sciences  than  any one could guess,  And .011 the sea of knowledge was  a long  way from the shore.  He could solve the integral calculus,  conic sections were but play,  Of all great  nature's  secrets   he  had the modus operandi;  He could tell you about ledges,'their  trend aud. their lay,  .   But   in   practical   operations   he  wasn't the least bit handy.  ���    , . FOR  He couldn't 'mush' along the trail,  he couldn't wash his shirt,  .   He couldn't cook a mess of beans,  or split a block of wood,  He   couldn't handle shovel or pick,  to get down to pay dirt,    -  He  couldn't do a thing a practical miner, should.    ,  BUT  He'd -jaw,  about  geology and' the  various kinds of rocks,  The.Pleistocene, the Miocene, the  Amorphous and the stratified,  Till- he'd  thrill   with gratification  right down into his socks-  And 'look the personation of self-  conceit, self-gratified.  Of granite,   gneiss  and  porphyry,  ..he'd   discourse  you   by;the  hour, "   ,  How   the gold got in the quartz,,  and how to get it out of it,  The. different kinds of. stamp mills  "and   their   necessary   horsepower,  He'd prove it all  quite plain to  you without a single doubt of  it.  BUT  He knew no  more  about a claim  than any kid new-born,  And when  to  practical   work  it  came   his  ignorance  was  a  shocker;  The miners  all  eyed   his  attempts  , with astonishment and scorn;  Our scientist plainly did not know  a sluice box from a rocker.  BUT  All the same he'd chew the rag to  any one who'd listen  On the treatment of pyrites,   or  how to build a flume;  He'd explain the  chlorine   process  till his eyes would spark aud  glisten,  Or   tell   how   fortunes  could   be  made in every mining boom.  All   that on mineralogy which ever  had been penned,  All that on geology   which  ever  had been said,  Humboldt,   Phillips,   Dawson were  at his fingers' end,  And he bored his weary listeners  till   they   wished  that   they  were dead.  BUT  When it came to hard graft, he' was  an awful duffer;  He left camp poor as a mouse, but  confident as of yore,  ���Leaving a  reputation as a highly  scienced "guffer,"  Only eclipsed by his reputation a-*  a bort. 1  ,"' ' ���THE���      "���'   *  Canadian Bank...  ...of Commerce  Corner Second and Pearl Streets.  Gold Assayed,  Purchased oh  Consignment.  -  Taken on  Exchange sold 'on all thc,principal points in Europe, the United  States and Canada.  ASSAY OFFICE-,  IN CONNECTION   ,  .       ���    -   -   '     EOR GOLD DUST ONLY.  BROWNLEE & LOWRY  J. II. Brownlee, P. L. S., D. L. S.  " ' R. C. Lowry, A. M. I. C. E.  Civil and Hydraulic Engineers,  Land Surveyors.  Pearl Street, Atlin, B. C.  LIST YOUR  -  LOTS  AT . '     -  Rant & Jones,  ���    OLDEST  "     ESTABLISHED'  BROKERS      *  '    OF ATLIN/    "  Agents for the John Irving Na- ,  vigatioh Company. '   '"  "���*���  Pearl St., Atlin, B. C.  I Shot-Guns, Rifles, Revol-  <t      vers and every description of' Sporting Goods  at' '      ���  I TISDALL'S GUN STORE  �� , VANCOUVER.  fy    CutuIoK'ie mailed on application.  E. L PILLMAN  Funeral   Director   and  Embalmer  Third and Discovery,    Atlin, B. C.  Iiotlie.s Embalmed tor Shipment uSpeeiulty  Orders on short notice.  All kinds of  Kuneriil Supplies ut  reasonable rate1..  TULES  Swiss  EGGERT  Watchmaker.  Has charge of government instruments.    First street. Atlin.  fn  A. S. Gross* Storo.  Comfortably furnished rooms  and excellent board at reduced rates for the winter.  Call and investigate.  BRITISH HOTEL,  Corner First and Discovery.  Direct    to   Vancouver  Three   Days  5TH,  in  t6TH    AND    26TH  EACH   MONTH.  OF  1  ~~   5  t, s  Hi  i  if  fit  A.   H-.  BAKER,   Agent,  C. R. R, Office, Skagway-. I1*  af".  I I   - x !  te  I*.  ' ^jis?*^*-..  ,SAa'L*RI)AV,  MARCH    3, toon.  (&a��~  THE  FALL OF M'SMATT.  A  WARNING   TO   MANKIND  NOT TO.FOOL WITH.  - .   SCIENCE.  For if Agesilaus Had 'Only' Lei  Well Enough Alone and Taken  His Manager's Advice He Would  Surely Have Been a World's  Champion.        , X     '���'---  His'ex-manager told me the story.  A friend of the ex-manager, on  being asked if the latter was a man  of truth and veracity, used to remark: - ��� i  "I can answer for his truth, but  as for veracity, why, some davs 'he  will and some days he won't.'*  "You- remember Agesilaus, Mc-  Swatt?" thc ex-manager began.  "Well, that'man was the flower of  all the heavyweights." Not a fighter  among them could stand against  himTor three rounds. As a ring  general ��� he could outnianoeuver,  Napoleon,i while.his hitting  power  ful of invigorator and made him 25  years old.      t "��� ,   -     _  "Then we turned him loose on  McAbluff, and iu two rounds Mc-  Abluff lay dreaming glad',1 glad  dreams of home and mother.  "McSwatt Was -the idol of  the nation, and when the next  month 'came, "Fitzsharkbett, the  world's champion heavyweight,  accepted '' our challenge the  popular excitement lay around in  chunks on tho sidewalk.  "Why, Dewey wasn't one, two,  three with McSwatt for popularity.  "It was then I had my first quarrel with McSwatt. He wanted  another close of the invigorant, but  I said 'No'' very hard. He was  quite young enough. An overdose  might "make him too young. ���  "He seemed to yield to my views.  "The dav   of the    fight  arrived.  *^.^.--^-*^��^-*���^.��^��^**^w^��>l*^��*^  mmto Mmm Corporation, ��1 j  ATLIN,   ��.   G. i  LARGEST AND BEST ,STOCK OF GENERAL1  MERCHANDISE NORTH OF VANCOUVER.  See our greatly reduced prices on all our winter stock.  See our prices on groceries. ��� Ladies' goods a specialty.  ^ -. Pine Creek branch opens in March.  \      A. H. STRACEY       -      , ���   ARCHIE W. SHIELS,  2 Atlin Manager. Agent Atliii City.  V**!**^-*-**-*-*-*"******^*^^  I wasn't looking and had injected a  whole pailful of the stuff into his  arm. It had brought him down to  the tender- age * of 3."���New York  World.    *  ' '  Hon. Mr. Tarte announced in the  Mouse on Feb.^12., that the cost of  the Bennett-Dawson telegraph was  $146937.       , .      s  THE BOER RIFLEMAN'S SONG.  An unknown poet, or at least one who is known only by the initials]  L.J.O.B.," has written whar Unay  be called justly the  best poem   that j gagements has beei.Jight  .would make a pile driver look like a  the,war in South  Africa   has  inspired   yet.    It is  remarkable that  this  quarter ofa dollar aud its attendant really excellent piece of work has not been .circulated widely before, this,  nickel j. ' especiallv since the British nation" is   hungry   for  good  war'poetry,   of  "But he grew old-prettv near 60  wWclrit'is'not getting much, if any.     This   poem   was, printed  in   the  , ,    ,r   ,      . '      ,T       Telephone, a weeklv paper printed in Capetown,   Africa,' 011   September 1 onoortunitv  he was���and he left the ring.    Just  2^,  The word "rooi-baatje'' used by the poet   refers  to   "'   '      '  '    " -J1  'then along came this Russian .Met- British soldiers:���Exchange^  chnisneeze, with his theory of inject-'  Lay my rifle here beside me, set my bible on my breast,  For a ittoment let the wailing bugle cease;  ther red-coated  weights.  ���a'cinch against  ing young blood into Md men and  restoring lost youth while you wait  Now that theory was all right-  Metchnisneeze's invigorator, is a  bird if "ever there was one.  "Well McSwatt read about it, and  1 . '  he came tome with big proposition.-  I arranged a. match for him with  O'Toole, ���one of the third rate heavy-  O'Toole thought he had  the old has been.  Then we sent to Metchnisne'eze for  some of his invigorating preparation  and I injected about a cupful of it  into McSwatt's arm.  "It took a full 20 years off his life.  "He -re-entered the ring a  man of 40, and in about ,18 seconds  O'Toole thought an Empire Slate  "express train was indulging in a  sportive game of tag and that he  was it.  "O'Toole went to sleep in the  first round, and McSwatt and I collected about $12,000 between us in  bets, gate money, etc.  "Then we challenged Socket  Tuum, the big second-rater, Socket  thought it would be like finding the  money in the street.  "But we squirted another cupful  ���of old Metchnisneeze's invigorator  into McSwatt's arm at the ringside  and brought him down to the age  ���of 30.,,. ' ,  "A local'poet laureate described  that fight iu the following lurid yet  .graphic lines:  McSwatt sailed into Socket 'iiidiic'pulverized  hisjore.  ���AihI then he 'linked him  to tho  ropes, and  heidamnicd hiin'ou the floor:  -He-imntrod -liis  .solar   plexus   till   it struck  against his spine.  ���And  Sodket  thought  he'd riiii'a^aiiitJt some  Maine destroying mine.  ���All,'twits u  idoriotis-iinish!   And  McSwatt's  tho people' s pot.  Hut Socket doesn't know it, for he's sleeping  "soundly yet.  "That-gave us, the rightto tackle  ���seme first-class man, and we'did.  "We challe'ned big McAbluff.  There was just one heavyweight in  the ring ,who 'could -lick McAbluff,  and that was the world's champion  himself. The champion would  come* later.  ��� "We gave McSwatt a tablespoon-  'e>  am  going to my  rest,  As the century is closing, I  Lord, lettest Thou Thy servant go iu peace.  But .loud through all the bugles rings a cadence in mine ear,  Aud on llie winds my hopes of peace are* stowed;  The winds that waft the voices that already I can 'hear���  .  'Of the rooi--baatje singings on the iroad. ��� ' i  Yes, the red-coats are returning; I can hear their steady tramp,  '���"'After the-twenty years of waiting,, lulled to sleep.  Since the rank and file at Pptchefstroom. we hemmed them in their camp,  And cut them up at Bronkerspruit like sheep.^  They shelled us at Ingogo, but we galloped into range,  And we shot the British gunners where they showed;  I guessed they would return to us���I knew the chance would change-  Hark! the rooi-baatje singing on the road!  But now from snow-swept Canada, from India's torrid plains,  From lone Australian outposts, hither led;'  Obeying their commando," as they heard the bugle's strains,  The men in brown have joined the men in red.  They return to gain the prestige they ha\e lost,  They,come to pay us back the debt they owed;  And I hear new voices lifted, and I see strange colors tossed.  'Mid the rooi-baatje singing on the road.  The old, old faiths must falter; the old, old creeds must fail���  I,hear it in that distant murmur.low���  The old, old order changes and 'tis vain for us to rail;  The great world.does not want us���we must go.  And veldt, and spruit, and kopje to the stranger will belong,  No more to trek before him we shall load-  Too well, too well I know it, for I hear it in the song  Of the rooi baatje singing on the road.  roads were impassable.  General Buller- has captured Hus-'  sar Hill, after inflicting rhr\ivy loss  upon the enemy with lyddite shells.  His loss was,light. '   .  The Boers are now withdrawing  south of Ladysmith.      "    '  General Methuen -is assisting '  Roberts in the invasion of the Free  State., The enemy is being rolled  back upon his~ba.se. Joubert will  have to fight Buller, who is already  1 pushing him back with success of  ! outflanking him. '     '  1     A rapid   advance   is   now   being  1 made, through the'Free State.'  The British joss in'the recent en-  but the  enemy's loss, , in killed- wounded and prisoners was heavy.  The Boers dread> the British cavalry, who outflanked them at,every  turn <in their retreat, and whenever -  presented itself they  charged and cut the Boers to  pieces. ,    '  At Dordsacht the" British ' at tlie  point of the ba\onet" captured the  oosition, killing many and capturing prisoners and outfit.  This movement forces' the Boers,-  to fall back upon their - last line of  communication.  Certificate of Improvement:  War Eagle Mineral Glaim.  Situate in the Al liu Lake Alining Dit isioit of  Cassiar District. Where located: Pine"  Creek.  TAKE NOTICK that T, C. Christopher,  I'reo Miners' Certilicate, No. HG!M, intend GO  days from date hereof, to apply to the Mining' Recorder for n certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crou u  Grant of the above claim. *  And further take notice that notion under section .17 mu��t itw (wnnncnced belore  the issuance ol Mich certificate of improvements.  Dated this 23rd day of January, 1(1.1(1.  C. CHRlSTOPHl'K  "Would that I had locked up the  invigorator bottle beforehand!  "The men entered the ring amid  tumultuous applause. 'Just as I  was putting" on McSwatt's gloves  he called out:  "' 'Oh, pitty! pitty! Is those pitty  mittens for nie?'  "I thought he ��� was fooling or  else had a jag.  '"'Just then he caught sight of  Fitzsharkbett'-s'green and red fighting tights and stretched out his  arms and began to crow and clap  his hands.  "Baby wants 'em!' he chuckled.  'If oo don't div 'em to me right  away quick, baby'll cwy!'  "Then we carried him back to  room squalling and  us  saying   he'd   tell  PINE TREE HOTEL  DISCOVERY, B. C.  When you come to Discovery'take  shelter under the tree.  Finest of liquors.    Good   stabling.  BEGINNING OF THE END.  Africa Meeting with  his -dressing  slapping at  mamma.  "You see, gentlemen,  that   man  The British in  Success All Along the Line.  Skagway, Feb. 25. ��� General  Robert's movements everywhere  are proving a succession of victories. <-  General French, after fighting  two hot engagements with 20,000  troops, has relieved Kimberley,  losing only 50 men in the operation.  He has now left Kimberley to assist Kelly Kenny in carving up the  Boers.  The enemy lost all their heavy  artillery at Magersfonteiu and Kimberley engagements;-also 100 wa  gons, supplies and ammunition.  Kronje, with 7,000 men is reported  as captured. The detention of a  large number of troops at Dekie's  Drift, when outflanking Kronje at  Magorsfonteiti alone saved Kronje's  had got hold ofthoinvijjo-'alor when  army from bsing annihilated.    The  When in  Atlin stop  .  .  at the .  .  OLYMPIC HOTEL  First  Street.  Hkadquakticrs   i-'or   Lump's St.  Louis Lackr Bkkr.  First class Restaurant in connections  A.  BURKE, .Manager:  THE    ALASKA    FLYER  65 hours to Seattle.  "S.S. HUMBOLDT"  Due at Skagway  Monday,   March 12,   WOO.  Leaves Skagway every Tux Days  for Seattle   and   British   Columbia  ports.     Buy your tickets at the office,  of Pacific Clipper Line, Skagway.  W. H. TRIGGS, Agent.  - .��  ',   -���  v. ATLLV,    B.   C,   SATORDAY,     MARCff-   ;-,  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  v  St. A I'dreu 'h Pri'fcli.vtcriiiii uIiiii-i-Ii holil m-i-  vices iu tin; An-tic llrotlioi-hiioil Hull, Seemid  M i-ci't liMtweiiii 'I'j'uiiior aud Pearl, on Sim-  day at lil::i() a. m. mid 7::'(l p.m. Sunday school  at :':'M) p.m. Rev. John Prluy-lf, ti. A..niiuister.  (Jliui'i'li of I'lijjrlund seriiici-s will lie hehl  ai corni.-i; Triiiuoi- mid Third sli-ccts on Sunday ut II a. in. and 7::'.() p. in, ...  Capt. Ii. W.Sfiencer has writlcn'to  :���. fiiend here intiuiating that lie will  return iu March. In the letter he  says he will have the rocks obstructing navigation in theAtlintoo  river blasted out this spring, so that  his steamer will be able to run  through from Taku Arm"to Atlin  Lake.  One of the best articles for good  health is a wholesome loaf of bread  at 12 cents, and a first-class meal at  50 cents at theoPioueer Bakery.   ,  David Stevens, of Log Cabin aud  Dr. Samuel M. Fraser, or the  Mounted Police-at Dalton Trail,  have been, gazetted justices of thc  peace.  Tm keys and Chickens at P, P. Co.  Mr. Montague Martin, the artist,  so well known lo the residents ot  'Atlin and the survivors of the-Tes-  liii trail, is now residing in Dawson  City. From a late copy of the Yukon Sun, we see that Mr. Martin is  etching Dawson scenes on the l*or-  ders. of a large photographic tableau representing Britannia and  her colonics. When finished it will  h* presented to'the Queen.  Don't forget that they still have  some of those fresh fish, both white  fish and trout, at Parsons Produce  Co.'s.  Vice-President Sawer of the Liberal-Conservative Association is iu  receipt' of letters of acknowledge- onc^  ineut from Sir Charles Tupper, Sir  Charles Hibbert Tupper and Chas.  Wilson. 0. C.  Dried fruits, all kinds, any quail- !  tity,   nice   and   cheap   at    Parsons  Produce Co.'s.  Through the enterprise offsome  of our citizens, a skating rink has  been formed on the lake at the foot  of Pearl Avenue. A large patch of  ice has been swept clean of s:iow, a  pump installed so that a coating of  new ice can be had at pleasure, aud  as there are considerable consignments of skates at low prices to be  had in- our hardware stores, why,  skating goes. Our devil says he  prefers to stay at home as he has'nt  got an *  Mess pork still iu pickle, Labrador herring a.id a few eggs still to  be had at P. P. Co.'s .  The Rev. J. Pi ingle, accompanied j  by J. Lumsden, has gone on a  \isil ! ing for Skagway  about  il,   conic  to  my   thrial    on  Chuesday evening."  Police Court, 28th.' Feb. ' the  case of Philip Hampton, charged  with supplying liquor to an Indian.  In the absence of li. Heal, crown  prosecutor, the case was again adjourned for one week. <  Don't forget the performance on  ! Tuesday next in aid of the Canadian  ! Patriotic Fund. The great Jury  Case, "Was Paddy guilty of stealing the pig?" v;7.1 b*- tried in, ope:i  court, followed,by an olio, consisting  of songs, quartettes,"sailor's hornpipe, etc. Also a contest between  two local pie-biters of repute. The  whole to be finished with a hypnotic  exhibition which is guaranteed to  cure the blues. Go everybody" and  you will have more fun than at anytime since you had the measles.,  Our Canadian boys have been  in the thick of the fight lately and  behaved splendidly. But, alas!  widows aud orphans are multiplying". Do your duty to them by going to the Patriotic Fund entertainment of Tuesdav next,  c- ,  McFeely & Co. have on exhibition in their windows a collection of  large colored prints of battle scenes  iu the present war. They are very  realistic aud comprise Elaudshiagte,  Gleucoe, Belmont, etc., etc., as well  as views of the Soudan war, battle  of Omdurmaii, and 2ist Lancers  charge. Everybody made cordially  welcome.  The first batch of the Charleson  Telegraph construction staff, six in  number, arrived in yesterday. They  are under the command of ex-Fire  Chief Thomas Lillie, and got into  quarters corner of. Pearl -and   Sec-  P. BURNS & e<  Wholesale   -   and   -  Corxkr   First  Retail   -   Butchers,  AX I)    Pkari.   Strkkts.       1  Builders' Hardware, Miners' Supplies,  Tinware,  Graniteware,  Etc., Etc.  TINSHOP   IN   CONNECTION. .  TilOS. P.UNN  ���� CO. (Limited.).  FIRST STREET:  ATLIN, B. C."   ,  THE. aHANP  HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL-IN THE NORTH. . ,1CVER-YTIIING  CONDUCTED IN   FIR^T-CLASS  MANNER- '     '     -  1       c * ^  r * ,  Rick & Hasttk,   Prpttuk'^qjrs;*   David Hastik,  Maxagkr.  Corner of First and  Discovery .Streets*.  "WHAT HAPPENED TO  JONES?"  <R. Jones, of Jones' Restaurant, has  been arrested at thc instance of the  Yukon and White Pass Railway officials for driving his dog team on  the line of railway between Log  Cabin and the Summit.  inst. 1 and beg you will assure the  people how much we all here admire the conspicuous gallantry displayed by, our "Canadian comrades  oh that occasion. Roberts."*  NEMS IN BRIEF.  ' The. Toronto ' Lacrosse Club,  made up'of crack players,,,talks of  sending a team to the_ Pacific coast  next summer.  George Dixon, colored,   late  fea-  PKRSONALS.  Chas.    Bentlv  Jones   came  back  yesterday and   everyone   was   glad jtion advocates; the extension of the  Monroe doctrine to the Philippines.  thenveight champion, had a benefit  at New York, Feb. 2 ist, which netted him $8,ooo".  Dr. Charles Piazzi Smith, for: .43  years Astronomer Royal for Sect-  land, is dead.  The largest belt for machinery  that was ever produced was turned  out lately by the Toronto Rubber  Company. It is over two-thirds of  a mile in length and weighs nine  tons,  grain   elevator  at St. John's, N. B.  The bubonic plague is extending  its ravages in the Sandwich Islands.  A Chinese gentleman   of disliuc-  AFTER RKDISTRIBUTION.  On the floor of the Local House,,  Feb. '-22, while the- .Redistribution'  bill was under consideration, Mr. Kel-  lie practically stated that when the  bill.passed the Government would  go-to the country. At this the Opposition shouted.: "Is that, official?"  Whereupon Mr. "Kellie - answered  that, whether official or not; as soon  as the bill passed, he- would ,go up  to his own constituency. This  brought a laugh from the House.  was  to sec him again. lie returns "for  keeps and will devote his energies  to making things hum in this  neighborhood. Mr. Jones reports  that business people in Victoria and  Vancouver have firm faith iu Atliifs  future.  i VALUE AND MILLING COST.  The following figure'sgive the average value of ore and milling cost  in some of the world's great quartz  gold-fields: Black Hills, \S. D.,  average value of ore -S3.50, milling  cost, 79c; Gilpin Co., Colorado,  value, $7, milling cost, 75c; Grass  Valley, California, value, 56.' milling cost, Sic; Amador Co., Califor-  It is to be used   for  the big ,,n;l) value, $4.25, milling cost, 45c;  Douglas Island, - Alaska, value,  52.85, milling cost, 34 3-4C; Victoria Camp. A us., value $9, milling  cost, 5<Sc: Ballarat Camp, Australia,  value, 58.50, milling" cost, 56c; New  Zealand, value, $10.66, milling  cost, 82 i-2c;' Transvaal, value  $*o, milling cost 90c.  Another young Canadian officer!  has- been killed in the present war,  Lieut. John Woodward Osborne, "5f  the Caineronians, who fell at Spion  Kop.    He  was a son of Mr. James;  THE LARGEST MOOSE EVER  KILLED.  In    October.     1896,   an    Alaska  Ker Osborne, vice-president  of the j  Gold   Commissioner   Graham   is | Massev Harris. Manufacturing  Co.'. ,   ,. , .���   ,  nvnp<Mrd iu fo-d-iv ! ' '"than    aud   his   squaw    killed  a  ex iccted in to da  . ^    ^.^   Piir]iamenl  ad . 1  Dr.   Lewis   left 0,1 Sunday ,i,on.-ljouriiefl OT  the   aand   Kel,   oul  of,  [()    fi-ii^*M     luc    hrn. .... 1  .1      1,   ...   1 00  meet   his bro-  <o Tagish.     In their individual lines j tlier, who is a commercial man. The j Columbians  we can not well spare   these  gentle-' doctor hasn't seen him  for  quite  men, so wish them  a   pleasant  trip j time,  and'spcedy return.  Peter Piper picked a peck of Pepper,  Paul picked a piece of prime pickled  Pork at Parsons Produce Co.'s and  pronounced it particularly palatable.  A night of uproarious fun at the  Patriotic Fund Entertainment,  Tuesday evening.  They have some very nice  Turkeys at Parsons Produce Co.'s.  Call and see them.  "Now, Paddy,, di<i'i,*.f.,yq.u really  Steal that pig?" Sure an* I did'nt,  'but. if vcz   wants  to   find  out  all  respect to the memory of thc British - of Coppef ^    The spread of Lhe  ;l  "';' '"'     wh0 /e11   al   Modtleri antlers   was   73    1-4   inches.    The  I height of the   moose   from   hoof to  i     Former Congressman II. C. Min-1 lop o[- l)ie ai,uers was 8 feet 6 inches,  W. Vickers, J. P.,   arrived   from ;er> proprjetor  ()f three   theatres  in'  Bennett the early part of the week, j New York dty<   dropped  dead , on   Ithe 22nd ult.  romkrts  a dm irks   caxadians.   j    j,;x.Mayor Tuckett, of the  cele-  Ottawa,  Feb. 22.���His Excellen-; brated firm of Tuckett & Blackett,  cy   the   Governor-General   has  re- | manufacturers of the  T.   &   B.   to  ceived the following   from   General ] bacco, is dead.    His   wealth   is es-  Roberts: ��� j timated at 51,000,000.  "Paardeberg, Orange Free State, j The British war ships stationed  Feb. 22.���-The Canadian regiment ' at Sydney, N. S. W., on Feb. 22nd,  has done admirable service since its j were dressed with bunting in honor  arrival in S'.ulh Africa. I deeply j of Washington's birthday. The  regret the heavy loss it has suffered compliment was highly appreciated  during   the   fighting   of. the   iSth ; by the American colony.  and from hoof to top of fore shoulder 6 feet 4 inches. From tip of  nose to hock of rear leg the animal  measured 16 feet in length, and its  dead weight was 2,000 pounds.  Some white men saw it and succed-  ed in buying it for purposes of speculation. Shipping the moose to  Chicago, it wis sold to the Academy of Sciences in Lincoln Park.  These authorities had it mounted,  and it is now on exhibition as the  largest and most wonderful mdbse  .ever killed.. ��� Northwest   Magazine.  1  ^xi^ssm^ms^^^^s^^s^ms^mmBsms  ��j*���������i*����j[��M��22S


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