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The Atlin Claim 1900-03-24

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 ill?/^-^fu^.r-^1 C^v;���!i1>?"f5-'>:"' ;'/'^.a>,;;-V^'' y.��-w,-> ������"���<���;<���-: .'.��;:���������'   >;  .,' '        -''-i i'i-' '"'\��-'i-  .   '/-  ^V-  1'  C-'  P"  '/  -.- ' VOL.   2.   '  ' ,      ATLIN, B. C, .SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 1900.  NO. 4S.  f. C. HcFeely and Co.  OKA I.MRS' IN  Paints,  Oils,   Varnishes;  Builders' Hardware,  Sash and Doors, ,      . ,  Tinware, Graniteware, Crockery  All kinds of Tinsmith work "done.  A r  BLACKSMITH'S COAL.  Corner of First and Pearl Street:  J. St. Clair Blaekett and Co.  IRON STORE, FIRST ST.  THE WAR.  J.- B.   CH A RLESON   A K R I VES.  .Have the Most Complete Stock in Atlin/  THEIR PRICES ARE RIGHT  FOR ALL, CLASSES.  OF GOODS.  THEY ARE OFFERING  ,  .    SPECIAL BARGAINS  IN WINTER CLOTHING.  BACK IN. ATLiN:  Gold Commissioner Graham Returns After a Three-Months* Absence oh Jihei Coast�� and "Interior  of British Columbia.  j ���  X P- Graham,' Gold Commissioner, returned to Atlin last Sun-  ���day and reports a keen interest in  Atlin 5 affairs oir thes outside. He  ' Tvent as "far east as' Revelstoke, B.  .<*.:, /.-histoid hdme^where^lrsr Graham' resides, and spent several  j i~ ��� /     ��� * 'i'i.  weeks in the haunts of former davs  renewing old-time acquaintances.  Speaking-of the ,labor troubles in  fhe Kootenays,iMr.Graham was in-  formed that the mines in the vicinity of Sandon which had closed down  ��?n apeount of the operations of_ the  S-hour law were resuming work  aud miners in consequence were in  great demand. Oh his return to  the coast from the interior he visit-  <sd  Seattle and noticed wonderful.  buildings this summer, the speaker  said they were good.' Though 'not  as large and elaborate as he had expected at one:'time,' yet they will be  very comfortable. - The petition forwarded to the-government by the  citizens of Atlin" was ��� well received  and was under, consideration at the  time of the change of government.  Operations''on the new buildings^  Mr."' Graham' said, . will begin  on the disappearance of snov .  ' '���  -  .FIRM  .CHANGE.  changes iir'the business hum' of  that city. The business being done  there in 'outfitting Cape Nome parlies will eclipse anything heretofore  attempted by any American city on  the coast , While in Seattle he met  alarge number of Atlinites and  others anxious for news concerning  this section of Briiish Columbia.  ��� Amongst the more prominent were  several gentlemen connected ^ with  Anaconda, Mem ��� Copper Co. They  were eager for information concerning the prospects of copper mining  ih the north, and on being shown  several specimens of our native copper, which, by the way, were taken  ���down last fall and presented to the  Northern Hotel by J. D. Thagard,  they .appeared greatly surprised  and expressed their intention of visiting Atlin at the opening of navigation.  While in Victoria Mr. Graham  was informed that "Sailor Bill" had  disposed of nine claims to an- English syndicate for a considerable  sum. The properties were located  last year and are tributary to Atlin.  On being asked as to the prospect   for the erection of government  The"House of Thos. t Dunn &, Co.  Will i" Future be/Known tas the  Godfrey Hardware Col  Amongst the recent arrivals from  the coast this week was Mr. A.  Godfrey, who managed .the business  for Thos. Dunn & Co. in Atlin the  past season. During his visit to  the coast he made and perfected arrangements .towards the taking over  the entire stock and trade of this  well-known house, aud in future it-  will be known as the Godfrey Hardware Co. To people from the coast,  I especially New Westminster, the  above title will appear familiar,  for it will be remembered Mr. Godfrey carried on a large and lucrative  business there under the. same caption and only discontinued it to come  to Atlin early last year.    It is  tin-1  nessary, of course,   for  us  to say,  that the new- firm will add lustre to  the business circle<pf Atlin.  Mr. Godfrey spent considerable  time in Victoria. He daily attended' the Legislature aud witnessed  m<iny of the scenes that culminated  in Lieut.-Governor Mclnnes calling  in Fighting Joe to form a ministry.  As to the latter's chances for reelection in Vancouver, he considers  them very small, and would not be  at all surprised to see him foot the  poll. "The next campaign will be  fought on party lines," he went on,  "and organization to that end is  being perfected by both parties.  The voters' lists are at present undergoing revision ancl the , date for  the holding of the election is  placed about the middle of June."  Mr. Godfrey's name has been  mentioned as" a possible candidate  in the Conservative interest for this  district.  . Pretoria,'March 13.���Lord Salisbury's replv to 1 Presidents Kruger  and Steyn causes bitter disappointment and State 'Secretary Reitz says  it means that the'war will have to  be fought out to(the bitter end.  KRUGER'S PROCLAMATION.  -. Pretoria. March 13.���','The Burghers will only cease, fighting with  death. < Our forces are returning in  good .order to our first line of defense  on our own soil. The, Natal .campaign was longer in our favor than  we expected. The.British will never  reach Pretoria. The .Burghers,  Steyn, Joubert and myself, as well  as all the others are united. .Theie  are no differences. God help us!" *  "'..(Signed).-      . t   '       kruger.  TO BLOWUP JOHANNESBURG  "Johannesburg, March" 14.���' The  JBoers threaten to blow lip Johannesburg to protect Pretoria. The  ��ity will be -razed to-the'ground  though the-sacrifice be $150,000,-  ,000, as a necessary measure. "'  1" '    : A GOOD CAPTURE'.  1 Cape Town, March 14���The British troops under Lord /Methuen,  have returned to^ Kimberley, aftei,  the occupation ^of Boshof, Orange  'Free 'Stater* "They "capYured * several  guns and 70,000 rounds of 'ammunition.  ,   FALL OF BLOEMFONTEIN.  Lonilon, March 14/9 p.m.���It is  officially announced that Lord Roberts has occupied Bloemfontein .and  that the British flag is flying from  the top of the Capitol. Lord Roberts made a state ehtrj- at noon.  He received a tremendous ovation.  He was followed by a cheering  crowd who waved the British flag  and sang God Save The Queen.  They were frenzied with excitement. Lord Roberts has his" head-  quarters at the ex-President's house,  and there are man}' British wounded  in- the building. The railway' is  not injured. Lord Roberts and his  staff have ridden through the town  and been everywhere cheered.  Stores are gladly opening and there  is general rejoicing.  .Site r Seleclerl    for    the    Dominion  Buldings al' the Corner 0/ Second  -  and Pearl.'  ���'Mr. J. B. Charleson,   of the   Dominion Telegraph Service, and party arrived heie on'Monday and put  up  at  the  Grand.    No   time   was  lost in getting down to work, for oh  the following da\ a decision was arrived'at as to  the-location   for  the  contemplated government buildings..  The site  selected is' at  the   N.   W.  '  corner,of Second street and   Pearl  avenue.* The present building on the'  lot was erected by Mr. D. Chisholm  last spring and'was used for  quite,  a.time as a post-office and other Dominion  office*..    *Mr.   D.   Menzies,   '  Sub-Col lector; 'owned the building,  and on his withdrawal   to   Bennett,  disposed   of- his interest.    >  A foice of about 2 dozen carpenters will go to work soon and brace  the structure up, besides dapping  another stor_\ on top. which will  serve as domestic quarters lor the  employees.   _.. ~  , 'Mr. Charleson shows 'wood'Judgment .in '.selecting ' tins' site, as it  is certainly" the best one' in town,'*  being equally handy to the govern-*  ment offices,1 the banks, and' the  principal stores. <- Apart from the  site',though*.-the- part-'ihe -govern- -  ment" is' pla\ ing in the''matter .of  , buying ihe' building and patching  it up savors-too'much of the cobbler and'old shoes."' ��� >'���'    ''   ���    >  A BIG. DEAL  The .White   Pass Railway  Said   to  Have Bought Out the Canadian.  Development Compairy and Also  the'White Horse Tramway.  From    information   at  hand   we  leirn that the Maitland Kersey Co.y  known as  the  Canadian   Development  Co..   have disposed   of their  huge interests iii the   north  to  the  White Pass Railway.  This includes  steamers,   wharves,   buildings, and  all   the - multifarious  assets of the  company. .. ���  The    same   company  iuis takes  over the   White   Horse Tramway,  A FAKE.  Rumors of an alleged gold discovery at White Horse have been' circulating for some days. We are in  a position to authoritatively state  that said rumors are a fake, pure  and simple.  The financial result of the Patriotic entertainments to date are as  follows: First entertainment, $58;  2nd do; $66.50; 3rd do: 5S114.25.  Total, $238.75,, which has teen,  placed to the credit of the fund in  the Bank of B. N. A. The next  entertainment is billed for the 23rd  April, St. George's Day.  A Royal Commission is promised  j for the Yukon. v   '  "OLD CHANNEL" DIGGING*  OX LOWER PINE.  Referring to our notice of Jhi>  ground in the last issue, which mim"  we understand is controlled by A ��  Cross, merchant, who this woek returned from an extended Hsit ae-  the copst, and J. W. MackinJ.en.h..  miner, and Victoria parties, we  promised a further reference to tbif.  j now widely talked off property,  I This we will do, next week, whetr  the scene of operations will be visited by a representative of this pap^r  and complete data obtained for ��.  descriptive account of the ���'drifting  and "rocking" operations which aic-  now going on at our very do'ir  We understand that the  iiitfspsxfe  continues very encouraging.    J. if.  Donnelly is representing .M r. j".h-\vu-  lee for the present,   a��id   the   waters  ditch   .surve3*s   will   be   pioceedetE  with at once,      - -: .-' '  1 i  "wi-im jw�����<*v�� vxtvp ���^Vmww'fo*'**'*   I T ^ '
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SATURDAY,,  MARCH .2,\,} rgoo/sj '
'   Tine   Atlin  Ci,aim.
Published    every   Sntm-ciiiy ,11101-11 Iiik ' by
Tun Ati.in Claim  Poiilihiiinu Co.
OIIIci* oi ijiiIjlicntioi,i:
Sf-ooud lietw-'inii Truiiior 11111I Pearl .Streets.
Advert isinir rales made known or* application.
Tin* subscription price is -jtl a year puv-
•tble in advance. No paper will In* delivered
luilosi tln-Hii conditions arc i-mnplied with.
There has l>eeii considerable discussion lately  among the members
of our community, as  to   how they
compare, socially and morally, with
other communities placed,   more  or
iess, in the same  position   as   ours.
Wc have had a thirty five years experience of mining camps  in   many
quarters   of the   globe,, and,'may
therefore be presumably entitled   to
claim a   knowledge of the  subject,
nnd we have no hesitation whatever
in saying that Atlin compares' most
favorably with  any  camp we ever
had experience of.    The' unwritten
laws  governing   our social    intercourse have   been   nearly   perfect,'
pur entertainments have been clean,
ajid would reflect credit ou any older
city with ten times the population.
Our  church   attendance   has- been,
very'good.    The purses and  hearts
.of~our,.cifizeus  have been   open  as
day  to   sweet    charity  and  every
benevolent call   made  upon  them.
The proportion of  drinking,   gambling aud other evils,- is very  much
finder  the   average,  in    fact,   very
few towns in douce,   staid   old   Ontario, can show up better in that respect.    We are not a,community of
saints, arid 'perhaps it  is   letter for
the prospects of the camp that such'
is not  the case,  as   saints are not
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proverbial for being free-handed
business men. It certainly would
be Pecksniflian lo say we are better
than our neighbors, -but we can,
claim, with all modesty, to'be quite
up to the average. Other people
may have, or think they' have, a
higher standard of morality than
ours. - Such as ours is, it is broad
gauge arid in accordance with the
spirit of the- age, and we think any
retrogessiou to the narrow gauge
standard would be a retrogression
at the Provincial Capital;1 itis1 getting"
painfully evident that whilst the relief is certain   to  come some time,
this season it will come ,too' late to
be of much   practical   value to  us.
Meantime,    vast    aggregations   of
capital'which have been'lying ready
in Seattle and other American cities
for investment in ' our' district,   im-
mediately' on the repeal   of the  obnoxious act, have been   withdrawn
and-applied to other uses,  and   the
resultant damage to our future   is
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incalculable. We are simply put
back for another year, and man v of
us may be'placed tin the unpleasant,
predicament of the famous old horse,
which died of starvation whilst the
grass was growing.1' '      ;\'
Mr.' Tafte, what is .'.sauce for the
Quebec 'goosens sauce for the British Columbia bird.
■ On January 28th Judge Woods
left on an ostensibly short visit to
Bennett. /He'has not yet returned;
and we'cannot hear that'he has any
intentions of returning. The''fact
of his having sent to' Atlin -for
his "official seal.- lends 'color tor the
impression that his absence may be
an extended'one. Meantime in Atlin no civil cases' can be tried. They
will have to "be heard- at' Bennett,1
and any man in his normal senses
would let an otherwise good case
go by default rather than incur the
privations,, toil, and expenses, of,-.a
trip to Bennett to recover ,it. /.This
is something-"as is, as it. shouldn't
to was,""and..we trust.it will be
very shortly made right.
The Nelson Tribune is on the
rampage against'Eastern wholesale
houses which had anything to say,
or in anyway interfered with, the
miners' troubles in Kooteuay."
Dealing with this subject our con-
tempoiary in a recent issue observed:,
livery business house in the mining
districts of Kooteuay aiid Yale"which
has placed orders with Toronto
wholesale houses' should cancel them'
by wire. When the wholesale
houses of a .city like, Toronto combine to help Gooderham and Black-
stock, and Mackenzie and Maim, to
reduce the wages- of mineworkers-in
British Columbia, and in doing it
show a willingness to defame the
whole country, it is high'' time to
show the cowardly whelps they
must look elsewhere'for (trade.  '•'  I
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Canadian BanL.
...of Commerce
Corner Second and Pearl Streets.
Gold Assayed,
Purchased ok
Taken on
AHx     ;'Vl !;i"r-i'; Vi
*• 'Exchange' sold1 on all the principal r'points/in 'Europe';' the ''United
States and Canada.
ASSAY OFFICE   '  *^'" •■..:•■ . '*•*'>
''■   '"' ""   '' r* '-FOR GOLD DUST ONLY.
f f ever a mining district   had   occasion to growl at tbe  unfitness  of
things arid the untowardness of circumstances, caused by the antics of
the powers that be, surely it is   our
own Atlin.    It is needless to dilate
on   the   colossal   blunderings   and
messes of last year; the}* are matters
of history.    The local  government
officials, than whom better and more
capable men cauuot.be   round  anywhere, were handicapped by the restrictive    and    absurd     conditions
under which they hud,- perforce,   to
work,   arrd    our  infant district  received a shock which   would   have
proved a quietus to it,  only   for  its
inherent   vitality    and     resources.
The Alien   Law,   a  grotesque and
altogether behind the age measure,
has proved what all far seeing  men
predicted, a veritable boomerang, a
case of cutting of your own nose  to
spite your face,   and   has produced
results which were clearly  foreseen
by people with any ordinary amount
of perspicacity.  We were all living
in- hopes of seeing, at an early date,
the  repeal of this idiotic measure,
and building on the beneficent results, which were sure to follow, but
judging from the course of events
While there ,is  a ~great 'deal   to
be admired in the Dominion (, policy
of lacing,   this broad northern  expanse wit': wire—Bennett to ..Dawson, and now   Atlin and Quesnelle,
to connect with the main- line of the
C.   P.   R..—there  is  a. lamentable
direliction on the part of the. Federal  authorities    in carrying   out,
if   not the legal, the moral compact
of Confederation.    It was .never in
the minds of the drafters of that
historical     document,    that     this
fair Province should have  to  bear
her share  of   expense   in   helping
Eastern  Canadians — from. Quebec
principally-1-in finding shelter  under ' her   fostering    wings.,   Never
was there such a dream as that the
Dominion wouldeharter, wholesale,
residents of one Province, four thousand miles away, to  come   to an-
other to do work which is termed
".skilled"   only  in   the  foxy brain
of the man who  skulked  to  Montreal at tbe  approach   of a   Cabinet
meeting to consider the advisability
of sending  troops  to tbe   Modder
and Magersfonteiu.   The slap given
to British   Columbia, and  Atlin, in
particular, has been resented by all
shades of the press, and rightly so,
and ere the dawn of another short
year,   the Hon. J. Israel Tarte will
have learned, that the sphere of influence  for his compatriots is Quebec,   and   not    British , Columbia.
What would Quebec,  Ontario,   and
New Brunswick say if the  Dominion authorities, invited and brought
across, the  Atlantic,   laborers from
England,       Scotland,     or'    Wales
to work on the Intercolonial  Railway?    What  woujd  they not say?
It would mean the life of the Government attempt!ngsuch an impolitic
and ill-conceived procedure.    Then
why foist on us the policy   that in
the east meets with disfavor?    Yes,
A movement for the appointment of an examiner of 'assayers at
Rossland, 'has> "taken such definite
shape, that" an 'influential-petition
has been 'sent to the Minister of
Mines; recommending, the appointment of.H., E. • D. Merry,, who. is
now in.the employ of the B. ,A.- C.,*,
and was formerly, assistant manager
of Vivian & Co.'s smelter at Swaiir,
sea, Wales. -'Mr. .Merry is .recognised as a first-class assayer and metr
allurgist. • •,,.' . . ■    ;.-„<■■
-The. only -examiners of. assayers
are now at Victoria aud.Vancouver,
although, the section-where assayers
are mostly - employed is Kooteuay
and Yale.districts,hundreds of miles
Mr. 'Merry, it will be remembered
by many in Atlin,' was here ' last
summer at the time Lord Hamilton
was negotiating' for the purchase of
the Anaconda group. -• '    •
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'    ill. Brownlee, P. L. S.; D. L. S.
». C. Lowry, A. M. I. C. E.   ' ' ,"   '
Civil-and Hydraulic Engineers,-
Land Surveyor is.
Pearl Street;"Atlin, B. C.
Rant & Jones,
NOTARIES, - . -.
AND . _ "      \    ;
Agents- for the Imperial Life Assurance Co.        '
' Her Majesty"'the Queen is going
to visit Ireland' for a couple of
weeks in April.' This is the first
time since 1861 and" is intended as
a graceful'recbgnitioh of the grand
services of the Irish' troops in the
present campaign.
Lots of Ontario boys are now in
South Africa fightingYor Queen and
country. Lots of Quebec boys are
now' in British Columbia putting up
telegraph lines. As the immortal
Jack Falstaff has it, "'Tis better
to be a live dog^ than a'dead"lion."
% Shot-Guns,' Rifles. Revol-
,. /vers and every descrip-
>    tion.of Sporting Goods
at   ( /; ' .;""' '_   \"    ';,
Catalogue mailed on application.
Funeral "'Director,, and
- • ■   < Embalmer
Third and Discovery,    Atlin, B. C.
Bodies Embalmed for Shipment a Specialty
Orders on short notice.
All kinds of Funeral- Supplies ut reasonable rates. v
The sudden change in the weather last week, from 30 below to 60
above, whilst it is a most agreeable
one, ih still not without its disadvantages. Cnughs, colds,' influenza, grippe, et hoc genus omne, have
been running rampant amongst our
good citizens, in many, cases the attacks being quite serious.
" Swiss
Has charge of government instruments.    First street, Atlin.
In A. S.Cross'Store.
Comfortably furnished rooms
and excellent board at reduced rates for the winter.
Call and investigate.
Corner First and Discovery.
By the Lacy bill, which s was referred t:. the Public Lands Committee, miners will be allowed claims of
50x100 ft. on the Nome beach diggings. One man may locate five
claims, but no two may be nearer
than three miles to each other.
Miners will have no title to the land
but only the privilege of mining
Direct   to    Vancouver
Three   Days
A..  H.
t6TH    AND    26TH
BAKER,   Agent,
C. R. R. Office,. Skagway.
vi F  .H  i^^sm^&s^ssms^m^ss^mss^i  '!)'  ���\\  ��&���  ���s!3l!@C&!��SS2taiS8SS,  1X  i  'ATLIN,,   B.,i C.,' "SATURDAY, ' MARCH 24.  t f    '  rf-'  J1  y  is*  rv  r/"  THE EIGHT-HOUR LAW.  , The'Nelson   Tribune  thus  Sum-  Oil arizes the  Eight-Hour Law as  it  affects the  operations  of the   War  Eagle    mine   at   Rossland: .���"The  figures given in the War Eagle  report just"publislied'''are 'interesting  in themselves'and also in relation to  ��� the working of the'eight-hour " law.  Thejr give, in a-'most' careful  and  presumably correct way", the various  costs of work of different departments  of the. mine,'and "form-the'L'only' reliable basis of calculation which has  been published since the eight-hour  law came'into force."' Three periods  are available, iuamely^"period   one,  from October 1st" 1897, to September  30th, 1S98; period two, from October, 1st, 1898, to September 30th 1899,  and period three, from October -1st, ���  1899, to December 30th,   1899.     It  will be easier to refer to these periods  one, two aud three, than   to repeat  '   the dates.    It will be J noticed  that  in periodi one  the  eight-hour  law  had not  come into force at all.    In  period two it was in force one-third  of    the    time.    In     period   three  'all   the     time.      In    the    various  classes       of   .  work      scheduled  only .two are valuable for - the. purpose in hand, 'the (investigation   of  the  effect of the  eight-hour law,)'  namely,   drifting,    which  includes  cost of hoisting and superintendence  in'its proper  proportion and cost of  ore extraction per ton _of 'ore" sold,  which    includes   stoping, 'hoisting  and    s u peri n tea den ce   iii''its  pro-  per proportion.     Sinking, , raising  and   general work,   while the figures  would   show "more favorablv  for the eight-hour law than the two  classes chosen,' cannot fairly be" included because the schedule of wag-  ���es aud .hours  in  these departments  varies according  to   nature   ot  the  ground and character of the  work,  and in sinking, at least, the numbers  of hours worked was always1 eight,  even before the law came into force.'  In period one  the cost of drifting  was $21.54, in  period  two" $22.78,'  and in period three $26.10 per foot.  The difference in cost- between ' period one; and  period " two is - $1 .'24,  per foot.    Suppose-we-admit that'  that difference was caused" exclusively b}'the'eight-hour'law during  ihe. four  months it  was in   opera-  don, then  the difference  over  the  the whole period would have   been  $3.72 per foot or   14  per cent, as  iiearly as possible.   Tf we compare  period three with period  two,  even  allowir g  for the  fullest  extent of  influence.which the eight-hour  law  would have had,' in period, two . we  stilifind an increase "in  cost- of .84  cents per foot, which ��� shows  there  was some factor causing, a progres7  sive increase of cost apart from  the  operation of the law.    Temporarily  assuming tbe law to be   responsible  for.it   all,   we. find   an  increase  of  working  expenses under this head  of 14 per cent.   , Turn now to the cost  of ore extraction per ton of ore sold.  During period one it was $2.98   per  ton; during period two it was $3.58  per ton, and during period three  it  %vas $3.42 per ton.   . If we followed  the same line .of argument as  before, the cost due to the operation of  anything at all, would go >to  show  that the law had nothing to do with  the  figures.    But   as  a  matter of  fact the heavy cost under ..this ..head  in period two was  due   to the fact  that it was"'the  lean   and   hungry  level No/ 4 which was being mainly  worked.,while in period three stoping was largely confined to the more  11 ormalilevels 5 ,-and , 6.-   If period  two be neglected  and   periods   one  and three  contrasted, the difference  in cost will be found to  amount/ to  an increase of between   14  and   15  per, cent. " Now an   increase  of  14  per cent, under the two heads consid-  ered, means an increase<of about   12  perJcenl."W>n.d.he total'working expenses  of  the mine.,  Twelve   per  cent, upon,the. operating expenses  for a year 011 the  basis  of the  ne-  cess'ary expenditure to produce 50,-  000 tons of ore means  an   annual  sum'-of $32,500 ot 1   5-8   per  cent,  upon  the  nominal  capital   of   the  War Eagle company.    Upon   the  markef-price of the'stock la'st  sum-"  mer it meant''a'possible decrease- in  dividends of less-than'one per cent.,  and of just one per cent,   upon  its  market price,to-day.    But everyone  knows perfectly, well  that-this  in-,  crease of cost is by  no  means   due  entirely    to  the  ��per-ition  of   the  eight-hour law.    There is .first  the  natural increase observable in every  mine as the workings become deep-*  er.rl, And this,is accentuated in tiie  War Eagle by the enormous direct  loss    the    company  has, sustained  through   the   occasional   stoppage  and general insufficiency of compressed air.'.as well asthe,later expenses  of   maintaining subsidiary    steam  plants to supplement  the   electric  compressor;   .not  to ��� mention  1 the  eccentricities    of-,the    hoist.    The  figures* quoted,- however, they   be  looked at, only go to prove what  a  fuss 'has been made over nothing in  connection   with   the  operation   of  the,eight-hour-law.-   It  has/probably increased the cost of working  mines to a small extent, or has prevented as great a decrease as  might  otherwise . have     been     possible.  But there are no indications' visible  in the.War  Eagle report, at. least,  that it'is driving,the mining industry into bankruptcy. \ 1.  Britisft flmema 'Corporation, ��1-  ATLIN,   ��V  C.  LARGEST AND BEST STOCK OF GENERAL  MERCHANDISE NORTH OF VANCOUVER. '*;  See our greatly.reduced prices *on all our winter stock.  Ji See our prices on groceries; Ladies1-goods a specialty.-  ��� , Pine Creek branch opens in March.'      ���       '       - ���������  , A. H.'STRACEY ;      .,     -'    'ARCHIE W. SHIELS,    ���  Atlin Manager. , ,, Agent Atlin City.  THE OPPOSITION'LEADER.  The reconstruction of the just de-  fcated  aud  dismissed. Government  party, the Colonist says, has already  been taken iu hand, meetings of the  members oi the party being held on  Wednesday evening and  yesterday  morning, at which Charles A. Sem-  lin, of Yale, placed his resignation  of the leadership in the hands of his  supporters, thereby retiring from the  high position  which   he  has, filled  during a score of busy  years.    The  resignation was accepted, and Francis F. Carter-Cotton, of Vancouver,  unanimously    chosen    to    succeed  to the leadership:    Organization for  the coming campaign was then taken  in hand, and  it  was  decided   that  the party will go to the electorate as  the "Provincial   Party,"  definitely  pledged tooppose the introduction of  the 8-hour law would have  increas-'j federal lines iii   provincial  political  edfrom  $2.98   to $4.78  in' period , affairs.    An    early   announcement  two, and  then  fallen   to $3.42   in j from the new leader of the party as  period  three: which, if it  proved. I to its policy may. be looked for.  i  FINE  JOB  PRINTING  AT  THE  CLAIM  OFFICE  Certificate of Improvements,  War Eagle Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Atlin Lake Miniiif,' \A\ iskm of  Cassiar  District.   Whore located:   Pine  * 'Crook.     '- ' *-   .- --   ���  TAKU ��sOTrrcK ^tlmt U C. Chiifctopher.:  Free .Minoi-k' Certificate, N��>. HfiOfi, intend ('*  <layt> fi-Mtn (Into hei oof. to apply to the Mining- K(*i*��riler,f<��' u certificate, of improve-^  input*, for the purpose-of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the-iibosVYlninu    "  i -1 ' "  And further take1 ikotice that action un*'  der section 157 must l��e ooiiiiiienced before  tln^ikkiinnce of hiich oertifteaT-e <rf }ui|u'ove-.  nients.  Dated tht*. 2.1rd day of January, 1(1(1(1.  ,-    C. (JHIilS'JOPIIhft.  KOTICK  Notice5h horebj (riven that '.111 days after  date F intend to iipi'ly to the Ohio) Coinini^-"  sioncr of luind*. and ^Vorlcs for a speeiul li-  oeuoe to uirt andViirVv iiwuy timber on anil  from the Inllowln^ described lo-nd*. situate'  at the nortli-euit end of TaUinArin, Tai-'isU  fj.ike. in Cnssi.ir DUtriot, Province ol Hritish Columbia: Commeuciiijr at n |)ost*|>lauN  od on the 1nlcp share uhunt three anil one,  half miles nurth "of O'ahu Oitv: tlienee follow iiik the shore line iioiithorb}- ��ne l<nti<lreA  and twenty chnins to �� po^t: theiuie untitei'lF  fortj chain-to a p'i-.t. thence sMiithurljr ene-  hiiudj-ed aud tu^iuty cluuns to 'a ixivt; ami  thenc-e uestei-ly forty chains to post of eom-  mencement; coutainj.itr u..e A.-owh.ukI ueres  more or Ipk^ . i  ^    !��� t*  C KACINE.  J)a.t'*ii Victoria, "B. C. Fe1>. 2Hth, lrt!lil.     '  D. MAIN  &   CO.  DEALERS,IXWSPr AND    .  VEGETABLES. ,  Lake St., between Pearl & Tray nor.  PINE TREE HOTEL  DISCOVERY, B. C  t! r  When you come to Discovery take  shelter under the tree.  Finest of liquors.    Good, stabling.  When in  Atlin stop  ,  . at the -  .  OLYMPIC HOTEL  . First .Street .    ,  HlCAWQUAKTIiRS   J-'0<R    L��M1>".S i��R.''  Louis I^AGiiR Bj&er..  Eirst class Re.staiinuitAii.connectisau  A. BXJUKIi,   Manager.  THE   ALASKA ' .FLYER  *6j hours to Seattle.  "S.S. JUlBOtDT  .�����  Due at Skagway  Monday,   April   14,   t88&~  Leaves Skagway every Ten Duxst"  for Seattle  and   Britisli   Coluardffltti  ports.    Buy yeur tickets at the office,  of Pacific Clipper Line, Skagway.  W. H. TRIGGS, Agents  v,  1 *l ,"'t  %  ���ii -  I  u. .���iirrv. -r\   r .  ..Mt ._.. ...i-j js... 4'Y.7^..rr.n>t.,.  _^..;t5,��_.j^(.��.-u-.^wH.w*v*t'"^;j  hi;  til  1 \l  ii-  I'k  Ll  SATURDAY-, 'MARCH 24, i<9<x>-  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Church of England HervH-rs will he held  jit i-oriu*r Trninor and Third streets tin S1111-  ��lny at II a. in. imd 7:!M) p. in.  The Vancouver Board  of Trade  lias decided to endorse' the  petition  of   the    Atlin   Board,   asking  the  ' White  Pass ��� Railway   for    better  facilities. ,       \  The weekly meeting of the Atlin  Whist Club, held on Thursday last,  concluded the series. The club is  jiow disbanded. It served the purpose for which it was gotten tip,  jiamely, the promotion of sociability  and the wiling away of many long  winter evenings which otherwise  might have dragged heavily. It  was a success right along and is sure  ���of being revived next winter.  This is ''Lent" and you can get  Fresh Fish at P. P. Co.'s.  ' Mr. J. Brown, ot Brown & Sinclair, is expected in hourly . with  the new sawmill plant   for  Wright  Creek.    If the   mild  weather  lasts  \ie will not have brought it in a day  too soon.  One of the best articles for good  Jiea'th is a wholesome loaf of bread  ^t 12 cents, and a first-class meal at  $0 cents at" the Pioneer Bakery.  Ou St Patrick's eve, the chair-  |nan o��f the, Patriotic Fund committee, received a neat little note from  Captain Foley, expressing his regret at being unable to attend the  evening's entertainment and enclosing ' $5; as a contribution'. Captain, you're.all right.       .    .  J. H. Canavan returned from a  visit.to his claims on Wright Creek  on Monday. He reports great activity and that Brown & Sinclair  have nearly got their complement  of logs cut for the Wright Creek  Hydraulic Co. The mill site has  been cleared and the foundation  logs are being put into place.  The friends of Rev. F. L. Stephenson are rejoiced to note that he  is^ making a fast recovery from his  recent attack of--erysipelas. Mrs.  S., \yho was prostrated with -la  grippe at the early part of the week  is also now convalescent and able  to be., about.  Fresh Fish at P. P. Co ; ioc'per Ih.  A cheque for $75 was received in  Atlin yesterday from J. T. Ross, ot  ^lontreal, as a donation to the  Presbyterian hospital. Mr. Ross  kindly promises further assistance  to that worthy institution.  The Atlin Lumber and Milling  Company have secured the supplying of lumber for the new Postal  and Telegraph offices. Capt. West-  cott has ' everything ready for a  start, and early next week the  cheerful hum of the buzz-saw will  be heard in the land.  'We have the following arrivals to  chronicle for the week: .Messrs.  Baker,-of Baker &'Tennantr W. R.  Dockrill, of Dockrill Bros.; Richardson, of Cummings & Richardson; Dr. Lewis,' and Mr. Ripstein  and son. .  . ' '       '  Godfrey hardware Co,  ' ~ ���    " - sue  " THOS. DUNN ft CO,  SUCCESSORS   TfO  THE SH01RT LINE:  - The Taku Tramway, Atlin Short  Line R.R. & NavigatiouCo.rsproperty is, we believe,_the shortest  railway in Canada. The equipment this year will be equal.lo the  business, and -all steamers landing  at its whaTves at both ends will be  treated fairly and without partiality.  This is vouched for by the president  and secretary* J. H. Brown lee and  R. C. Lowry.  The John Irving Co. are no  longer lessees of this property, nor  will thev control its business.  DEALERS   BX ,        "   '|       ' ,  Miners' Supplies,  Builders' Hardware,  Stoves, Tinware, Etc  ��� tinshop in connection. '   !FIRST'STREET, ATLIN.  P. BURNS & CO.,  Wholesale   -   and  -   Reiail  -   Butchers.  .Cornick   First   and   Pearl   Streets. '  AFTFR   'HORACE'   (A   LONG  WAY.)  There lives here a martial Divine���  He savs he wouldekejoim'ftheline'���  Who graced a gay function  And then preached with unction   ,  'Gainst  dancing  and playing  and  wine  \/  But the  point that must make sinners weep���   '  Though, you know, 'as we sow,   so  ' we reap'���"  Was ,(the supper being good  He partook of strange food)  The poor parson ne'er got  wink" of  sleep!      4 ,  ' r, *-  Now, we would advise���we abide  By a remedy oftentimes tried���  That when he eats much   -  Lobster salad or such  Stuff;   at night he take pills 'on the  ,- side."  But, perchance, it  was not  due to  ' bile,  This tirade  against such "wicked''':  style  Of conducting a show  Got up as we know  For the good  of the  brave   'Rank  and File/  If this camp he'd turn into a school,.  To be run under clerical rule,  He'd best change his mind  Or he's likely to find  A seat on Repentance's stool.  ���HoniSoitQui Mal Y Pknse!  Atlin, B.C., March 22nd!, 1900.  THE GRAND  HOTEL  , ,. *.   .   .    ' .? r   "    ",   '-   :   '  ' . '  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL .IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN   FIRST-CLASS'MANNER.   '  ' * ' " .  Rick & Hastie, Pkopri^tors; ' David- Hastiii, Manager.'"  ��� l ]- '��� ,...,'.  Cornier of First and Discovery Streets. , ���  A NIGHT" OF  DISORDER.  (J    ; ��� ,      '  Turkeys aud Mess Pork at Par-  sous Prouuce Co.  The Bank of Haiifax has levied  an attachment upon $3,000 worth  of supplies at Bennett, belonging  to the Bennett Lake & Klondike  Navigation Co. The company is  $aid to be on the verge of financial  embarrassment. ���Skagway    News.  Messrs. Brown & Sinclair, the  EUllmen. have logs that will make  300,000,feet, b.. in., at the mouth  of. Wright Creek, and will have no  difficulty in filliug the contract.  A certain divine, usually suave and  benign,  Has  lately   been giving his hearers  the colic,  Their  plots and their ploys and innocent joys  He  has  cordemned   with   a  voice  apostolic.  No more will our   young men and  maidens play whist,  No    longer   they'll   waltz  -to   the  strains so entrancing.  The     soul-snaring      coffee       will  cease to exist,  And all 'scape perdition by giving  up dancing.  Then will come the inillenium, how  "goody���" we'll bet  As  innocent  all  as babes., and  as  sucklings, .  Put' 'Old Nick"' in the lurch by joining the church,  And  evermore  be   her own  tittle  ducklings.  ���Thk Scavenger.  Atlin, B. C,"March 22.  ,Monti-eat Star, blanch 3.  ' The efforts of the'McGill students  on Thursday to have British flags  raised on the City Hall-' and' the  French newspaper offices, and the  ensuing excitement at"' Laval University on the evening"of-the" same  da\r, were followed on Friday' after:  noon and evening by counter demon^  stratioiis, responsive to the initiative  of the Laval" students.    '-  One feature of this latter outburst  of" hotheadedness, 'which carries with  it' its own condemnation,, was tearing  down the British flags from several  buildings. -   '   ���  When  the1   news of Ladysmith  reached Montreal, a British flag was  at once run up over the  temporary  offices of the Star,   on- St.1 James  it  " ���   \  street. ��� ���'  ," Probably the Star's flag was the  first one in Montreal to be given the  breeze on the morning of Gen. Jou-  bert's retirement froiu the Northern  Natal town.  That flag was torn down amid  the howls of approlxition from its  captors, carried off1 by the'Laval  students and their abettors andsym-  pathizers, and the shreds weie given to the flames in. -Viger. Square.   ���  Several other flags .were alsopull-  ed down on Craig street by the  "enthusiasts" on their way east.  ��� These bits of bunting'seemed very  unpopular. Not content with merely tearing them down, the crowd  into whose hands they fell spat  upon tliem. threw them ou the  ground, danced a war dance on the  bedraggled emblem of the British  power aud might as it lay upon  the street, and in every manner possible evinced the heartiest contempt for these trophies.  The demonstration ' under the  initiative of Laval students, began  on Friday afternoon, when the"  parade around town was carried out.  During this period nothing much  that was untoward occurred. One  incident, however, that caused com-  T~\AWSON HOTEL,    '  '   " '   Taku City.  ' When going in and out of Atlin call at The Da\\rson, and re-  - -  - fresh yourself-' with good goods '  . ���liquors, aud cigars., t, . .  <��� \  T. -Inchclifke,. ,-..'- 'Proprietor.,  the^flag "incidents" noted, riotous  clfimonstratiorisi along the streets, etc..  The situation looked . threatening;  for a while, and the Victoria Rifles;  were asembled in the drill shed in  case of serious trouble. At two  o'clock this morning the crowds  dispersed before reserves of police  called out, but not before some  dozen arrests were made.  ment, was the hoisting of the tricolor above the British flag on La  Patrie office. But in the evening  tbe marching about carried,,-vvith. it  1 SEASON'S    CROP - COM- ;  MENCING. '  ���   -  Pine City, March 20.���Yesterday,'  whilst Mr. M. Knittl&wa*? (tigging;  a drain on the bench at 6, below,, he  unearthed a gold quartz, specimen  weighing 26 1-4 oz. It, is estimat-  etl by' experts to contain about, 5 oz.  of- the. precious metal. Outsiders  will please make a note that such  fi nds are common occurrences in this  district., We only chronicle this individual find because k is one of  the first of x the season; much as the  rural editor .chronicles tbe first, turnip, apple or cauliflower which, as  he invariably expresses it, "has  been laid on our sanctum table.*'  We have .still room on our own  particular table for a few more specimens like Mr. Knittle"s.  A meeting of the business men of  this place and others interested, was  held last Monday to discuss the  matter of petitioning the authorities for better mail facilities, school  house and the improvement of the  various trails and roads tributary to  Pine.  Wright and Pine Creeks are open  in places and it is pleasant to see  black benches and shining pebbles  once more, to say nothing of the  bubbling water, and the grass that  is green.  Mr. J. Broder has bought out the  entire interest of Mr. Jones in the  well aud favorably known Jq��ks��-  restaurant and bakerv.  V  1  1  I  'J  ��� I  /'!  '4  ���"���I  !?  --it  il  ^<nOTl?-YM**MW*^^��^n^W��OT^^ 4Bnwv^��-^-m��  ��.-flJ.��Ui^-4^ftLU4 ,&*-


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