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 i*  "    ..  ft  If  VOL.  ATIJN, B. C, SATURDAY,; MARCH  17, 1900.  NO.  47-  P   <>  B'  I  V  ii  T. C. Mcfeely and Co.  DKAI.1CKS   IN  Paints,  Oils,   Varnishes,  Builders0 Hardware,  Sash and Boors,  ; Tinware, Graniteware,' Crockery  All kinds of Tinsmith work clone.    ,'    ��� ,'-''- ���  < '��''." Corner of-First and Pearl Street.  BLACKSMITH'S COAL. ..  ,     ,'  THE WAR.  j. St. Clair Blackett and Co.  IRON STORE, FIRST ST.  1    I J  Have tlie Most Complete Stock in Atlin;  THK TRANSVAAL AND FREE  STATES, TO BE THINGS  OF THE PAST. '   -  the approaching season, a general  rate of $'145 per, ton weight being  adopted for- less than five-ton lots,  or Si25 for larger - shipments ,0u  stock S85 per head is die tariff, on  fourteen head or upward.  ">"-'  The Home 'Authorities Consider-  ing the Form of Government to  be Adopted ��� The Canadian  System the Most Likely.  THEIR PRICES ARE RIGHT  FOR ALL CLASSES ,   '   ,  OF GOODS. '      .  THEY ARE OFFERING'  .      SPECIAL BARGAINS  IN WINTER CLOTHING.  OLD   CHANNEL"   DIGGINGS. I far, has been limited on account" of  -     L_ 1 ��� v=   recent   severe   weather.    The  average  of the whole  ten   feet "of.  gives   20  Hydraulic Mining Receives an Impetus by the Result of Mr. J. W.  Mackintosh's Successful Prospect-  -ing Operations the Past Winter���  Twenty, Cents to the Pan Obtained���Believed  by Many to be  the'"Old Run" of .-Pine.Creek.  'V*        '        j i   -  ,A study?.jQf the-.topography of the  land between Atlin town and, say,  Discovery hill, . for a north boun-  - dary, lower Pine Creek to the south  and Atlin Lake to the west, shows  the 'existence -of depressions- that  would appear to be."old channels"  of Pine, and possibly auriferous in  a paying degree, although doubting Thomases are here in evidence  to say that the '''gold run" does  not come below the canyon on  .Pine, (nearly opposite the Half-Way  House.) " \  Last  summer  the indications of  the above area were examined  by  J. W. Mackintosh, a California miner of 30 years' experience in operating hydraulic properties in Nevada County in that State,   and   in  November    last,   having  acquired  control of 50 acres of ground on the  right or  north  bank- of Pine,   not  more than two miles  from this  office, Mr. Mackintosh  demonstrated  his faith in his theory of "old channel' ' diggings, by sinking and   tim-  benng in   two   places, about   1,000  feet  apart,   and something like 600  feet from Pine Creek.    Much   difficulty was experienced by Mr. Mackintosh and his assistant, Mr. Mof-  fatt, in  this undertaking, by  water  coming iu from   the sides  at  both  places, rising as much as 14 feet at  times.      With   perseverance, however, and the aid  of cold spells  to  freeze    the   springs,   bedrock   was  reached iu one  of the shafts at   a  depth of 30   feet without the aid of  gravel, as far as tested,  cents sof coarse gold to the pan.  " A syndicate of local and Victoria  .capitalists has been formed, and  the prospecting will hs 'continued  urder -Mr.J Mackintosh's direction.  ,* Additional adjacent bench leases  on both sides of the creek, and a  mile of the creek ^between, has been  boude'd to the syndicate by Canavan  & Switzer, on behalf of the lessees.  This firm has offered every encouragement to 'Mr. Mackintosh's  principals to continue the investigation of the property, which now  comprises about 350 acres under  one management.  Mr. J. H. Brownlee, of B'rownlee  & Lowry, Civil Engineers, has already made the laud surveys, and  will make a topographical map of  the ground under control. Mr.  Brownlee will also represent the  non-resident shareholders in the  syndicate.  A more exhaustive article on the  opportunities at hand to prospect  ' old channels," will appear in our  next.  pumps. The overlying material  -for the most part is a pipe clay with  ten feet of coarse wash gravel below. The bedrock is smooth and  appears to have sufficient grade lor  successful sluicing.  The  washing of the gravel,   so  MINING ON McKEE.  Mr. McKee came up  tor a  visit  from the famous creek which bears  his name last Wednesday.   The old  gentleman looks  hale  and  hearty,  and  reports putting in an excellent  winter's   work.     With  two  assistants, he has driven a tunnel,   properly   timbered,    160  feet  into  the  bench, and demonstrated  that pay-  dirt exists in quantities fit  for profitable    working.     The  paystreak  runs from  one to two and a half  feet thick, and  the gold  is much  finer than that found on the creek.  Mr.   McKee reports game plentiful;  enough to keep the larder well supplied.    He has been paying his men  60 cents per hour, aud his  maxim  is,   "good   feed,   good   pay,   if you  expect    good   work."    Correct  as  thunder, Mr. McKee.1 '  Skagway, March 14. ��� General  Hunter . is mo\ ing, towards the  north. He.has engaged the enemy  near Helpmakaar-on'theSth March,  driving^them back-with heavy loss  His objective point is to enter the  Transvaal via Zululand, outflanking, the the Boers at Biggartsberg,  also threatening Vryheid and  Utrecht.  French' is reported as having  moved to capture Presidents Kru-  ger and Steyn, who are now in consultation noith of Bloemfontein and  are reported as having offered terms  of peace to Salisbury. '  Joseph Chamberlain says the cabinet is nowbusy preparing for th'e  British- South'African plan of Government, which3vrill ���he..similar .to  that of "the Dominion of Canada.  The Transvaal and the Free States,  are to be things of the past. The  surrender of the insurgent republics  must be uiiconditional.7  Joubert has quarreled with Kru-  ger and been retired to the War  Office at Pretoria. Other insurgent  officers threaten to resign. Kruger  is supreme in command of the Boer  army.  Mafeking is again reported' relieved.  ���No news from Roberts but he  is evidently,, giving Botha his  quietus.  Buller   is  advancing  northward  ��� MUST 'WANT JOE.  Victoria, B. C., March > 8. ���The  regular guards over the Parliament  buildings and those at Esquimalt  have been doubled, as a consequence  of the presence,in the city of an unwonted number bt Fenians.  WHIST TOURNAMENT.  At .the  weekly   meeting -of the  Atlin Whist Club  on   Wednesday,  it was announced by the committee  that,   commencing with next week,'  a tournament  for champion badges  would be held.    The conditions are  as   follows:     Three  games  of ten  points for three''consecutive  meet-  nigs.   .' Partners each evening to be '  appointed   by   lottery.    All - points  made to be cumulative during ,the  tournament.*   The lady and gentle- ���  man having the largest' number ; of ���  points in 'the."nine   games   to -be  awarded" the badge* and championship.'    Competition - will" be  very-  keen,    as ' the -trophies  are' much  coveted."* ���"<"���"���' *"  -*-' - ~T-7   ���*"*"���=���' "w" ���  from Ladysmith, driving the enemy, if possible, from the entrance  to the Transvaal via"Rorke's Drift.  RAISING THE BONDS  On Canadian Goods in   Transit   to  Double Their Value iu All Cases.  The customs officials at Skagway  have received instructions from the  Treasury Department at Washington, to impose upon all goods from  Canadian ports, iu transit, bonds  equal to double the value of the  goods, in all cases. Canadian Customs Collector Busby has sent a  copy of the report to Ottawa.  This move on the part of the  American Customs Department  looks uncommonly like one of reprisal, and can only be construed as  an attempt to force trade into  American channels.  ��� CAUGHT IN A CHAIN.  C. L. Waite, who has been lodging for Sinclair & Brown, at "Surprise Lake, came down to the-Presbyterian Hospital on Tuesda.v, with  a badly damaged thumb, caused by  being caught in the team chain. In  the absence of the regular physician  the case was attended to by Dr.  Cameron.  /     RATES TO DAWSON.  The S. S. P. N. Co.,'   C.   D.   Co.  and   White Pass & Yukon Railway  have  adopted   a     joint   tariff  for  HAIL, GENTLE SPRING.  On Monday last the clerk of the  weather suddenly became' awake to  his duties^ and, since then, has favoured us with the choicest kind  of"  an   Italian   climate.    Thermometer  in the shade  has   ranged   from  50  deg. to 62 deg. day time,   with   the  smallest touch  of   frost at nights.  The  glorious   full moon  has   been  soaring the   blue empyrean   like  a  thing of beauty.     The. inevitable  blow-fly has put in his  appearance, ���  and   Sandy   MacPherson says   the  cauliflowers in his   kitchen   garden  are all   in full   bloom, and remind  him of  Rothesay   Bay.    Our  principal boulevards are daily  promenaded  by  the ladies  attired  in   tlie  latest spring  fashions.     Fans -and  ice cream   are  in  great   demand  Strawberries remain at  35   cents  a  can.    Dickinson and Blaikie looked  just positively  killing,   you   know,  in their new straws.  JOHNNY GET YOUR GUN.  Capt. John Irving, M. P. P., ��  credited with having telegraphed  Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Ottawa ��t  follows: "If you cannot get Lieut.-  Gov. Mc limes to act impartially,  send for some Boers   to   annihilate  through freight to   Dawson  during| him and I will share the expense."  '- --si  ���> - }i  *i  ���*i|  i'    "��� il  - H  ���K  \T^^!!S^*'"^,ll!l!!^?^^S^^^^^[^S^^^^^ ��� I.  I;.'- :  SATURDAY, 'MARCH   17, 1900.  '- '  I'.' '  .,-  !���* l  '��� J  y��f_,  I. <r  * 1*  7?'  ./>! ,_  "1  I)'-1  hi  rv'i  \i  ,  Tin-:   Ati.in   Claim,  Published    i-vi-iy    Saturday   i-mii-piiiK   li.v  Tin: Ati.is Claim   Pi-ui.ihiiim; Co.  Otlic-o ol" publication:  Second hetwi'i'ii Ti'iiiiiur nml I'eurl St routs.  Ailvt'i-li.^'nin ralrs niuili- know n mi application.  Tin- subscription in-ici- is .>l 'u yi-ur pii\-  ��l>lo in advance. No imp'''' will '��' delivered  unless tin".!- conditions an- i-oinplicil \v itli.  gentleman in London told me exactly coincided with what the honorable gentleman li;is just told the  House lo-dav."  With   the calling of Joseph Mar-  - tin to  the Premiership of the Province it is plain that Lieiit.-Governor  Mclnties is going the Conservatives  one  better  in   the   matter of iutro-  diicmg    party    lines   into   Proviii-  eial politics.     It is idle to deny that  .something   of a permanent   nature  x would not be much more preferable to  -the people of British Columbia than  the     present  conglomerate obtain-  '  ing here*.  The   underneath   telegrams   will  serve to show the  public   that  the  Atlin Board of Trade is   fully   alive  ���to its responsibilities and is   leaving  no   stone unturned which may benefit the-city's   interests.    Tt   is  go-  - ing to- prove  an  institution   of the  -greatest value, and it is a thousand  pities it   was. not   inaugurated   last  summer, when the membe'r   for the  district,     Geo.    R.    Maxwell,    was  paying   this  section   a   visit.     Had'  such'been   the case   the telegrams  , below referred to . would - have   lost  much, of their force, and the matter  of - furnishing Air. Charleson's party with provisions'never come   up.  Atlin'/AIarch S.  To. J. B. Charleson, Supt. Dominion  Telegraph Service, Skagway:    .  Atlin"District Board of Trade ad-  vise any shortage 111 provisions can  be purchased here cheaper than you  can profitably deliver now.  (Sg'd) W.  G. Paxton,  ' Sccrctarv.  ��� THAT FATAL BILL.  .Victoria, Feb. 24.���Mcssrrf. Martin, Prentice aud Higgins voted yesterday with the Opposition on the  second reading of thc Redistribution  bill defeating tlie Government by "a  vote of 19 to iS. Mr. .Turner had  withdrawn his amendment when  Mr. Hall niuved the previous question. This was put and carried on  the ,following . division: For���  Messrs. Baker, Turner, Eberts,  Higginc, Bryden, Ellison, McPhil-  lips, Helmcken. McBride, Joseph,  Martin, Clifford, Robertson, Duns-  muir, Booth, Hall, Pooley, Irving,1  Prentice, A. \V. Smith--19.  Against���Messrs. Henderson,  Scmliu, Carter-Cotton, Wells, J. M.Martin, Tisdall, Deane,' Neill, Mun-  ro, Green,' Helgesen, J-Ciuchant,,  Kidd, Kellie, McKechnie, Hume,  Macpherson, R. Smith--i8.    "   '���  The main question was then put:  "Shall this read be a second time?"  aud the same vote was cast. Tre-  mendous cheering broke from the  galleries and the Opposition and continued some minutes. ' The Premier  then, moved adjournment till Monday at 2 p. m , but at the suggestion of Mr. Turner this was changed  to Tuesday. It was' rumored*-that  James .Dunsmuir had been sent for  a Government'Honse, but this has  been denied.  kegs of nails, and all the nuilti-  larious paraphernalia necessary ' to  complete- the 'outfit. The men are  comfortably lodged, and judging by  the piles of b-ieon,' flour and .other  eatables, the department of the in -  terior"seems well looked after. The  men arc unanimous in awarding"  Atlin the palm for being the prettiest place they have yet seen in  their travels.  The following is the reply:  Skagway, March 9.  To W.  G. Paxfou, Secretary Board  of Trade, Atlin:  Cannot understand how merchants can deliver me goods of any  kind cheaper than I can lay them  at Atlin, but in view of your statements, an}* goods in excess of what  I have already purchased and am  now delivering",will be purchased in  Atlin, if your prices arc as low as  what I have already paid, or even  a fraction higher.  (Sg'd) J     P>.   CHARI.HHOX.  KILLED AT M AGERSFONTEIN  . Many of our readers will recollect  Dr. J. H. Allan, who, last summer,  with his partners purchased- and  worked claims S4 to cS8 below on  Spruce creek, Owing to the lateness of the season when the pur-  chase was made, and the depth to  bedrock, the party had very little  success in a financial wav: but leel-  ing confident of the value of his  claims, the Doctor left in October on  a visit to England for the purpose  of raising the funds to open the  claims successfully this summer.  Probably finding difficulty in this,  and the1 war lever running high, he  offered his services in the Highland  Brigade,' was accepted, went to the  fr..nt and perished in the bloody  slaughter at Magersfontein, along  with many other good and true  Scotsmen. Dr. Allan leaves a  widow and three chikheu iii England to mourn his untimely taking  , off, and all who had the privilege  of knowing him iu Atlin and  Spruce creek, feel the blow  deeply  FROM' HUGH JOHN. . '  The following acknowledgment  from,"Hugh John Macdonald, 'Premier of Manitoba, Was received,by  Mr. C. 'W. Sawers, President of the  Conservative Association, 'here, 011  Maich '.14:7. '.-"   ,./,��.' ���*.,_,     - _ -���-  Dear-Mr. Sawers,���I duly received your letter of January 13th signed by,.,you as president, and Mr.  Fred I,. Stephenson assecretary, of  the Atlin Liberal-Conservative'-Association, and I now wish to thank  you," aud through you the members  of the association for .their kindness  iu passing a resolution congratulating me'on the-success'of our party  iu the recent provincial elections.  The good wishes which your letter  contains for myselt persouallv are  highly appreciated and.I can assure you that I wish you. all tlie  best of good .luck in your new,  home.    Yours faithfully,"  Hugh J.-Macdonai.d.  ���THE��� "  Canadian Bank...  ...of Commerce  Corner Second and Pearl Streets.  Gold Assaykd,  , purchased  or taken on  Consignment. 7  ' Exchange sold on all the principal points in Europe, the United  States aiuLCunada. - 4.      ��-   '.  ASSAY OFFICE  IN CONNECTION;  'VOR Ciof.D OUST ONLY.  LOST IN /THE -MOUNTAINS.  Lient. Herron , and- party,, says  the Alaska Truth', were sent out  late last season to explore and locate  a feasible trail from the Shushitana  to a point on the Yukon. They  got lost in the,mountains,and were  picked up by She-Sawy, a Kuskoq-  uim Indian, and taken to his hunting camp, where they remained  sixtv-five davs. The Indians. She-  Sawy���,Bocilla, Yagnicia and Rubber.  Indian, guided the party to Fort  Gibbon on the Yukon,, a distance of  218 miles, travelling the whole distance on ,snow shoes. The Indians  treated them very kindly and were  rewarded for their services' with  $500 and all the flour, sugar and  bacon they could haul. The party-  were/lost, suffered terribly, abandoned their horses, and 'were on the  eve of despair when the Indians  rescued them.  BROWNLEE & LOWRY  J. II. Brownlee, P. I.. S., D. L. S.  .    '    ,     ���   ,R. C. Lowry,A.M7l. C. C.     "   '  Civil and Hydraulic Engineers,  Land Surveyors.'.  Peari- Street, Atlin,- B. C. ���"'  y-n  LIST YOUR - .  LOTS "'AT    '  Rant & Jones,  .   ,.'       OLDEST   '   ,-'  7 "     ESTABLISHED  .   . .BROKERS  .    OF ATLIN.   -  ' Agents for the John Irving Navigation Company.  Pearl'St'.1," Atlin, B. C.  The December report of the Alaska  Treadwell mine was- as follows:  There were 26,972 tons, of ore crushed of a value of" $33,360, and 5 t 3  tons of sulphates of a value of $14,-  37S. Gross receipts were $52,054  and expenses   $32,172.     The  ore  What a'sigh of relief the Hon.  Mr. Cotton must have felt when Joe  Martin look the bait aud introduced  a resolution enquiring into certain Deceased was about 40 years Qfi a\'eraged 51.95 per ton  alleged monetary transactions j age, enterprising, sociable, and  of his (Cotton's) while a resident of! niade friends wherever he was.  Colorado. What an opening j May he rest in peace alongside the  was thus afforded to the Hon. ex- j many other brave men who have  Minister of Finance to forever clear | given up their lives iu the cause  of  freedom in this horrible war.  himself of that atrocious blackmailing scheme initiated years ago,  and how Col. Bakei completely  clinched   it,   when   he  said:  "As regards the statement.", relating to the honorable gentleman's  residence in Colorado, only lately  when   iu  TELEGRAPH STORES.  The telegraph construction party  have rented  tlie Smith  hotel and  the   Elkhorn   saloon  buildings   on  Lake street,   which   now present a  Loudon   f   happened   to7sc:ene 0r <rreat activitv.    The Smith  meet the gentleman who was- pri-j place is being used as a store-  vale secretary to Mr. Cc-iton when;room, and the Elkhorn for the  that gentleman was in- Colorado, men's quarters. Great quantities  and in justice'0 rhaU!05K>rable gen- 0{ mp.U-rial are scattered around,  1lcT.1a.1a * mir.-: say   that  what   that  piks p'~ v/irc,   barrels  ��������:" i:*.sr.!ator-  ? Shot-Guns, Rifles, Revol- $  't vers and every descrip- $  S " tion of Sporting Goods ��  I at  l-TISDALL'S SUN STORE  <5 ' VANCOUVER.  A    Catalogue mailed on application.  ���'o*0*c^��->Ct*a��>a*��*a*fc#)sa-Rs��'  'Funeral   Director  Embalmer  Third and Discovery,    Atlin, B. C.  Bodies Embalmed for Shipment a Specialty  Orders on short notice.  All kinds of Funeral Supplies, at reasonable rates.  "ULES   EGGERT  Swiss Watchmaker.  Has charge of government instruments.    First street, Atlin.  In  A. S. Cross' Store.  Mr.    J.    Lctherdale  returned in  from the coast on Sundav last.  Certificate of Improvements  War Eagle Mineral Glaim.  Situate in tho Atlin Lake Mining Jjivision of  Cassiar District. Where located: Pine  Ci-ecli.  TAKE NOTICE that J, C. Chi-ihtoplicr,  Free Miners' Certificate, No. Hlifls, intend 0D  tlujs from date hereof, to apply to the Min-  iiig IlL-uui'ricr for a certificate of improvement*! lor the purpose ol obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above clainu  And turther take notice that action tinder section 117 must be eoimnenc-od betove  tlie issuance of such certilicate ol improvement-..  Dated this 2.Jnl duj ol January, IlKKI.  C. CUK'STOriU-'K, >^;  ATLIN;   B.   C,   SATURDAY,    MARCH 17  ��� �����-*-���-������-*-������<  ���-���-���-5>  if  f\  ���4  A TRUE STORY.  (Written for Tin: ATI.1N Cf. vui.)  Wc i'ave all heard of lucky mining strikes and lucky mining' deals,  but perhaps few know of a story  quite parallel to the. following told  by C-��������� in the smoking < room of  ' the P. & O. mail steamer "Hydas-  pes," while that good ship,'bound  for Brindisi, glided- through the  blue Mediterranean' past ihe Isles  of Greece, in May of the year 18S7.  As well as I can remember it this  i  , was C's story:  'Some years ago I was a "squatter" in-'Australia. 1 had gone, out  from England with a pocketful of  money���the dear old dad Jiad, - I  fancy, given me . more 'thaii a  younger son's share���and I had decided to make my fortune out of  wool. Like the gentleman we read  of in the Classics, I was out for the  Golden Fleece.     1  'After seeing a bit of the country I decided to acquire-a, place, in  the northern'' part of New South  'Wales, . not very far from the fam-  ' ous Darling Downs.' Things did  not go .well with me. Disease played havoc amongst my sheep and  then a drought came over the land  ���one of those, extended droughts  - with which Australia in most parts  is, at times, cursed; when, the land  is a weary, thirsty desert, the bedraggled eucalyptus trees adding to  the , scene of hopeless desolatic .  Towards sundown one' fine day--  the days^weret.uniformly and unpleasantly fine*just then!���I was  glad to see five men riding towards  - the house. Blue Ruin had been  staring me in the face for .some  time and I was not averse from  having a little distraction and a  pleasanter vis-a-vis, "even though  relief should be but temporary.  'My friends ( I knew all of the  men but one; they owned "rivis"  further up-country) had resolved  to keep me company for the night.  They were a jolly crowd, fresh  from the giddy attractions of Syd-  dev and primed with the news of  the great world that seemed so far  away. The time went pleasantly  and we forgot our troubles, present  and prospective, before dinner v as  ended. Then there were some  songs, and one of the party, gifted  with a particularly fine tenor voice,  .gave us Adam Lindsay Gordon's  "Sick Stock-Rider." ��� The pathetic  words of the last stanza���  "Let   me   slumber  in   the   hollow  where the wattle blossoms wave  With   never  stone' or rail to fence  my bed,  Should the sturdy station children  pull the bush flowers on my grave,  I may chance to hear them romping overhead!"  had died away to find us plunged  in a reverie out of which we were  awakened by young E���(I had not  met E���, before that evening, he  was a stranger to the district) who  demanded that cards be produced  and that we sit down to a game  of euchre.  'Now, in those days the game  was played high in Australia; and  situated as I was financially, (and  as I kuew most of the men present  were) I deemed it expedient [o remind myv,guests of the situation before'acceding to the request of my  volatile young friend; They wen*  all, however, in favor of E's -proposal ' and after stipulating,that- my  ''paper' -should be accepted to-co'ver  my losses <��� (which ultimatum was  accepted) we"proceeacd'to'play".  ,- I'From the first 1, had ��� constant  and phenomenal luck���I was positively ashamed of it, and most anxious to see some go. the other fellows' way. But the Fates had decreed that I should win everything,  aiid win everything I did. Amongst  the other players fortune vacillated;  but riiy luck was-steady, and Equally steady was E's���ttiough of a different 'kind.' -Wlieh we ceased  playing d proved 10 I5e"the principal  winner,-and E." the'principal loser:  he owed me about ,��300!  'E.���was serious enough, as he  proceeded to ��� settle.1 - He;' informed  me that he couldn't spare such a  sum just then; he_would ssk me to  accept' his cheque, for'a, certain  amount and for the balance he offered ine ;-an original share in a  ' 'prospect'' that he, in company, with  some, other 'men, 'had' discovered  and named"The Broken Hill Silver  Mine"���not that they knew-for'certain what the mineral was' (the ore  had been sent for 'examination and  the result of the assay had,,not  reached him) but it .looked,like  silvek! Whatever the mineral  might be, however, there was a  mountain of it; and so on. I cut  the matter'short, as sosn lis I could  get a hearing, by taking , the .proffered document (which .had been  duly endorsed over) imploring E.  to consider the account, settled. " I  thought nothing more a.bout the  matter: there was much worthless  mining scrip such as E's floating  about and I held the manuscript to  be worth the paper on which it was  written���and no more.  'A few months after the incident  mentioned'above, business required  my presence iu Sydney. The day  after my arrival I was seated at  lunch in the club when my attention was attracted by the conversation at an adjoining table where  some men were discussing the  Broken Hill Silver Mine. The title  seemed familiar to me and suddenly  I remembered E's scrip. - Having  finished lunch I walked over 'to the  other table and asked my friends  there to tell me what and where  was the silver mine that I had  heard them talking about. They  expressed astonishment at my apparent ignorance of the subject and  .thoughtfully enquired where I had  been buried for the last six months.  [ satisfied their curiositv on this  point, and they then told me that  the Broken Hill was a silver mine,  the biggest and richest on earth,  and good-naturedly-advised me to  put every penny that I could ()eg,  borrow or steal into that bright and  shining venture.  'I went back to my 'diggings in j  fear and trembling lest my valuable I  share might have vanished (I had ���  left it iu a coat pocket) or might j  turn out to appertain to the "Brok- (  en Gambler's Silver Mine,"or some j  other useless fake. But I found  the share; it was quite genuine and  the mine was correctly   located.    It  * British Hmerica Corporation, Ed. *  ATLIN,   F-   C- ,     ' ,  .    ,  LARGEST AND BEST STOCK,OF GENERAL  MERCHANDISE NORTH OF VANCOUVER."  See our'greatly reduced prices on all our winter stock,   n  See our prices on groceries. Ladies' goods a specialty.  Pine Creek branch opens,, in March.  A. H. STRACEY '    - r      ARCHIE W. SHIELS,' '  Atlin Manager. ,   . Agent Atlin City.  . 1 tr  wasn't long before I was in the  saddle and titupping away towards  mining agents and affluence. Yes,  I have had.'ample reason-to be satisfied with that 'game of euchre!'  When I kuew tC��� his income  from the Broken Hill Silver Mine  was-^o,000 per annum!��     _  C. E.  A L ASK A TELEGRA PH -LIN ES.  The house committee on military  affairs has agreed to an appropriation  of, half million ' dollars for the construction of military telegraph lines"  in Alaska. Gen. Greely, chief signal  officer, ' sa\ s thev are absolutely  necessary.       ' ' '  -'Detailed estimate's for the construc-  'fion of the various lines are:*Valdez  to Fort Egbert, 385 miles, $57,75��;  ^ortEgbert to Fort Yukon, 285 miles,'  $42,750: Fort Yukon to Fort Gibbons, 363 miles, #54.450; Port Gibbons to Fort St. Michael, 605 miles,  of-which fifty miles willbe subm trine cable, $45,000,' and 555 miles of  land cable, $1 r 1,600; Ft. St. Michael  to Cape Nome, 144 miles,13 submarine cable, $129,000; total, $440^56.  Submarine cables cost $900 per  mile, land" cables $266 and land wire  $150 per mile. The cost of equipping  the stations is included in the  above statement. ���Alaska Truth.  JOHN L. STILL IN IT..  There are times when Jealousy  takes a sneak down the stairs and  hides itself in the back yard. This  is certainly true of the opening of  John L. Sullivan's cafe on Sixth  AVenue. I have seen a paragraph  stating that "Jimmie" Wakeley  walked in and ordered a cigar, and  laid down a $100 bill and told them  to keep thechange. But this was not  the only memorable incident of this  grand epoch iu the history of sporting New York. .James 'J. Corbett  paid $500 for a basket of wine.  "Honest" John Kelly and "Jimmie" Carroll each paid $100 for  a 25-cent cigar. The takings for  the first night ran between $4,500  and $5;ooo in good solid cash.  ��� i-       ADVANCE, ATLIN.  1  Our little city is quietly settling  down - to the composed gait of older  places, and many citizens are  bringing iu their wives and families. Mr. Williams, of thc post-office, is now on the way in from  Skagway, whither he went to meet  and escort iu his better half, who  has come all the way from England.  Mrs. St. Clair Blackett goes out  soon to bring in her two little  daughters, one of whom is iu Victoria, and the other in Oakland,  California. Mr. C. W. Sawers,  our worthy barrister, expects his  wife aud family in soon, and many  others aie gathering their families  around them in order to make Atlin their permanent home.    After a  season's experience .they find that  the Atlin winter compares favorably  with many places in lower latitudes, and that there are worse  places to make a home in than our  pretty little lakeside city. It is also  a capital indication of faith in' the  iutureT"'"      " .       , :j.jX^ ��� t  "TOO MUCH LIGHT.!'   _.  Tt was a  mighty   snug  resort, the  Kuc-u-nuk Hotel; _  A 'snug resort- where fellows supped  "   "not wisely, but too well.'"  The boarders all had  gone to  bed,  and other, men departed,   *     .   .  When   Dobbs  suggested to his   pal  'twas nearly time they started.-  They'drifted to the closing bar,-and  1     ,- asked^ the sleepy waiter  For two cigars to  light" 'em   home  before the hour grew later..  Dobbs   lit   his,   while his chum exclaimed,   "Ole chappie, gimme  '     light?  I don't know  how 'you're   feeling,  but r'm-very," very tight1"  "'Tis   veiy hard to get a light",���  Dobbs lurched against the bar/  And   most' appealingly   remarked  "Which is tHe'RiGirrcigar?  'Tis difficult   to   fix  i';   you-know  just what I mean.  I   know you are only smoking one,  but I can srci** fifteen!"  ���Tub Vagabond.  Atlin, March 14J ,  D. MAIN  &   CO.  DEALERS IN FISH AND  VEGETABLES.  Lake st., between Pearl & Traynor.  PINE TREE HOTEL.  DISCOVERY, b" C.   *  When you come to Discover}- take  shelter under the tree.  Finest of liquors.    Good  stabling".  When in Atlin stop  .  .  at the .  .  OLYMPIC HOTEL  First  .Street.  Hkahquartkrs  for   Lump's St.  Loris Lagkr Bickr.  First class Restaurant iu connection.  A.  BURKE,   Manager.  THE    ALASKA    FLYER  65 hours to Seattle.  "S.S. HUMBOLDT"  Due at Skagway  Monday,     April   4,    180Q*  Leaves Skagway every Tex Days  for Seattle "aud   British   Columbia,  ports.    Buy your tickets at the office  of Pacific Clipper Line, Skagway.  W. H. TRIGGS, A sent.  ,     :. -  .;r-.Y-|  ' ,l|  .,���,  r'fl  6*     e ���   ���>  ��  i|  '  'I  1  .-1  r  ��-^SiSi��ra!$ SATURDAY,   MARCH  17, 1900!  l-.!l  J*I  1 (  h  I'!     s .  L  PICKED "UP HERE AND THERE.  Church '>' V.-.-IuimI scr\ ic-i-i will l>o liuM  at corner Truinor nml Thiril MriW'ts on Sunday ��trll u.-m. and 7:"1'1 ]). m.  - , One of the best-article.' for good  heaHh is a wholesome loaf ol bread  at i': cents, and a first-class meal at  50 cents at the Pioneer Bakery. .  A. C. Hirschfeld left for Bennett  On Wednesday, where he goes to  close up some mining deals in  which he is interested. He returns  iii two weeks' time.  This is '"Lent" arid you   can   get  Fresh Fish at P. P. Co.'s.,  F\ G. White,   the rustling,broker  and mine manager,  left Wednesday  evening'for Bennett where he takes  the management of the -V. Y. Trad-  . ing'Co.,   vice   M.   King  resigned.  Mr, White was formerly accountant  -.for this large firm,and only severed  his connection to join in  the  early  ..rush to ALlin with the   rest  of the  gold-seekers.    His interests   111   the  camp are numerous and   consist  of  placer, quartz  and 113-draulic.     His  principal operations Lhe  past  summer  were on    Wright Creek,   and  took out.veiy encouraging and satisfactory pay during the earl\- days.  Eater   in the season, however, water and   its  concomitant evils,   rendered   the   properties   unworkable.  ; Work will be resumed this spring under the supervision of Messrs. Rant  & Jones, who  will also attend and  manage (the interests of his ntimer-  '' ous clients here.    His appointment  is the reward of merit,   pluck   and  enterprise.  Fresh Fish, still at Parson's Produce Co.  Our enterprising boniface, A  Burke, of the Olympic Hotcl,-  achieved something of a scoop on  his rivals last week. Knowing that  a large number of" men and teams  1 would arrive.- with telegraph stores,  he paid a flying visit to Mr.- Heney,  of the Red Line Transportation Co.  and secured the boarding of the  men whilst here. Considerable  business rewarded Mr. Burke's astuteness.  Rev. John Pringle, accompanied  by Mr. J. Lumsden, returned from  their trip to Tagish on Saturday  last. They report having a fair  trip and a very hospitable reception  by tlie N. W. Mounted   Police.  Turkeys and Mess Pork at Parsons Proutice Co.  In our notice of the last Patriotic  entertainment we accidentally omit  ted thc name of Mrs. Godtel. .This  lady appeared iiua beautiful .Swiss  costume, and sang two songs iu  character. She was the recipient  of much applase.  Mr. J. Williams came in on  Thursday accompanied by Mrs.  Williams, who has just arrived  from England.  Charles Bicktbrd, well-known  here last year, got  in Thursday.  There was nothing happened to  Jones. The story of his being arrested by the Railway Company for  trespass is all gammon.  Mrs. Daniels, the wide-awake  storekeeper on Spruce, was in town  this week on the trail of a debtor  who showed mii'-a'tfKy fttstincts.  The bird had &hvsY, \-/\ '-r--Ieftf.ricity  ia! gentleman will be brought up  with a round turn and made an example of.  We rtgret to notice that Mr. ;C.  B. Jones, has been'under the weather since his arrival iu a week ago.  Neuralgia and influenza marked  him for their own, but Charlie is  not the kind to give iu, and he is  now on the mend.  . Mr. Alexander Duric of Bennett is  in town on a visit to his mother.  He returns in about ten days.'  The mail arrived on time yester-  day. ..The ten sacks of it were distributed in lightning order by. the  efficient Post Office,Staff.  . A man named Clark wasbrought  in from Atlin on Thursday moruir.g  with both feet frozen.' It was his  intention to go to Skagway for  treatment, but Dr. Nicholson undertook to perforin the necessary operation of removing the great toe from  one foot, aud this was done yesterday morning, aud the "patient is  progressing satisfactorily. ���Bennett  Sun of Feb. 24.  A wire from Bennett says J., B.  Chirlesoh, Dominion Telegraph  constructionist, will arrive to-mor-  row morning.-  Mr. A. Boyer, Dominion engineer  with locating party, is stationed on  Silver Salmon Lake, 18 miles south  of Pyke River.  S. IT. Plumbe arrived in vester-  ea\-  from   Seattle.      *" -   -  Mr." Featherstonhaugh,1' of- the  Nimrod syndicate,left Vancouver on  the 14th.  J. Irving aud C. W. Clifford, "M.  P. P.'s, are expected in the beginning of April.    -  Nine, tenders were received" for  the cutting of ties for" the Taku  Short Line, but it is doubtful if the  line will be built as earl}' as -the  promoters had hoped for, in view  of the fact that the bill died ,in  committee by the defeat of the Seim  lin Government.  Fritz Miller and M. McLaren arrived on Thursda}- and left for- Pine  City the following day. They are  going on a three weeks' prospecting  trip.  AFTER  THI  P. BURNS & CO.,  Wholesale   -   and  -  Corner   First  Retail   ~   Butchers*  and   Pearl   Streets.    ,   ,  Builders' Hardware, Miners' Supplies,  ��� I'll.) <  Tinware,  ' ���.   Graniteware,  EtC a,  Etc  TINSHOP  IN  CONNECTION.     '  T110&. DUNN  & CO. (Limited!)  FIRST STREET.  ATLIN, B. C.      -,  THE GRAND  MOTEL  v   *  FINEST. EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.   'EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN   FIRST-CLASS, MANNER.        '   '   * -.  ���    1 t*.  ' Rice & Hastie, Proprietors;    David Hastie, Manager.   '  i ,. :.       . - ;       . ,   .  ' Corner of First and Discoverv Streets.  AT HOME"  BALL IS OVER.  flies ^uicfc'er.    '.V- in:- *. iLe mcrcur-  Saint   Pathrick   yam're  the darlint  for layding men asthray  Wid Rice & Hastie's  potheen   far  spunkier nor tay;  I'd chareful give foive dollars,   ai.d  likewise maybe tin,  To put toime  back   one little  day,  and live it o'er agm.  Me   naws  is   banged,    me   'oye   is  black,    me   hid   it  aches   like  tundher,  Me  coat is torn, me caubeen's lost,  how I got home was a wondher!  Do I repiut  it?- Divil a bit!   call me  a haythen or a Greek,  If I don't wish Saint Pathrick's day  would    come    round  wanst  a  week.  Hurroo for Casev!  POOR DIvWEY.  Tlie United States Court of Claims  ha*> rendered a decision on the claim  of Admiral Dewey  for prize manes*  on account of the destruction of the  Spanish   fleet    in   Manila   Harbor.  The  court  decided against the Admiral's contention that the enemy's,  force   was    su--orior    to   his   and'  a w.Mivd ii'mi -A -, *���/<*���  . THE.  Given by Mesdames Brownlee and  Stephenson in The Grand Hotel  .Hall, a Great Success���The Nice  Sum of -$150  Realized   for   the  ���   Patriotic Fund.  The Patriotic Fund, "At 'Home"  given by Mesdames  Brownlee  and  Stephenson    last    evening  at the  Grand Hotel, was .most elaborately  sumptuous.    They were'assisted by  all the ladies of the town, who vied  with each  other  in   donating nice  things for the' supper. '' A  host of  gentlemen, under  the  lady  managers'    directions,     undertook     the  decorations,   and the hall'and anteroom   were    metamorphosed    into  things of exceeding beauty.    Bunting covered the  walls  and  ceiling.  Pictures wreathed   with green were  interspersed at intervals.    Trophies  of   snowshoes,     mountain-    sheep  heads,    and     even   picks,   shovels  and    gold     pans,     lent      beauty  to  the  scene.    A    splendid  silver  gilt harp,   designed  and   made  by  Mr.   Donnelly,   occupied   the place  of honor over the principal entrance.  This    was   appropriately   mounted  under two elegaut shillelahs bound  with green silk.    The dancing hall  had  pretty cozy  curtained alcoves  in each corner.    The  audience was  an overflowing one.    Dancing  was  the principal feature of the evening,  the orchestra being made up of Jas.  Lumsden    and     W.    McMicking,  pianists; H. Pavey,   mandolin;   Dr.  Cameron, piccolo; and  Messrs. McMillan and Christie, violinists. Dur-  **-  ing the intervals the following programme was gone through with:  Cake walk by McFeely and Lecap-  pelaiu. This was the gem of the  evening, the performers being got  up in howling style. We have seen  the cake walk done by professionals in many large cities, but never  better than this. Recitation, The  Orphan Boy, Alfied Ware; The  Brick Comedian, H. Pavey, deservedly encored; Jock McCraw, in  costume, W. G.: Paxtou, good as  usual; nigger song, also clog dance,  Fone and Jeffery, iu costume, much  appreciated; Irish songs, comic, in  costume, J.,F. Doherty, very funny.  A short address  by J. II. Brownlee  on Ireland and Irishmen, enumerating their   present  brilliant services  in,South Africa and other  parts  of  the   Empire..   ' This  was  received  with three cheers and a  tigei.    A -  drawing  for a .pretty,-.. $6 nugget,  generously  donated by Mr. Brown- .  lee, followed.   The nugget was concealed in a cake amongst a  basket-  ful of o'thers all alike.    These  were*  made and presented by Mrs. Brownlee.    Tickets entitling a holder  to  a cake sold with a rush at 25 cents  each.    The  lucky number was 24,  which  was  held by  Thomas Gre-..  gory."    This  sale  realized  $24 for  the fund.   About 40 ladies and gentlemen   came  down  in  sleds from  Pine City and expressed the  highest gratification at the perfection of  the entertainment. ' The supper was  bounteous and handsomely served,  in   keeping - with  everything  else.  The   Patriotic   Fund is a gainer by  nearly $150.   .  Mesdames Brownlee and Stephenson have every reason to feel proud  of the magnificent success which  crowned their efforts.' .  The ore shipments from Rossland  for the month of February were  7,544 tons, as against 24,427 tons  for January. Very dull times prevail in that camp. No improvement  is expected for some months.  The Second Presbyterian Church,  Chicago, at Twentieth Street and  Michigan Avenue was destroyed by  fire, March 6. It belonged to one  of the most aristocratic congregations in the city.      Loss $200,000,  Queen Victoria visited London  March 8th, and was received with  unparalleled enthusiasm. The day  was cold and raw, but hundreds of  thousands of her subjects lined the  streets.  Paris, March 8. -- The Theatre  Francais, Paris, was completely destroyed by fire March 8th. This  was the finest theatre in the world,  and was the pride and boast of the  Parisians. The biliec is expressed  that the fire was of incendiary  origin.    Anarchists ] rjb.tbly.  711 >  /���i  . 1  \ ;  1    *'tl


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