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 :$���!".-;  n  (M  .*?*  VOL.    6.  ATLJN, B. C, SATURDAY. .MARCH  29,    1902.  XO.  14a.  S-- T  And consider, the pric^  Oj^ilvie flour, per sack, S|.2j  Olympic  ���   ���.   ���   3.75  Rolled Oafs.        ,, ' .75  Canned I'ens and Hea'.:s, doz.     2.00  ,, Apricots it I'earsr'doz. *|.oo  ,,     r, Deviled Crabs, pcr,doz..3.5o  '    ,,   '     .Shrimps, per doz. 3.00  Reindeer Milk, ., 2.50  Mine Point Oysters, is,   lo/.        3*on  French Peas; per do/.. 3-oo  French .Miishrooins, per doz.     3-50  Mince Meat, per doz. f        -.25  Maple Leaf Lobster,  is, p. do/. 2.50  do _      as,     ,,      4.50  J*"mpress drips, )'���- gal        ' .75  MapleSyrun,      ,, i.oo  Star Tobacco, per lb. v     1.25  Climax ,, ,, .90  Piper Hcidsieck ,, 1. 25  Candles, per box 3.50  Vermicelli    ,, 1.25  C. & R." Pickles, per bottle  qcoted below;' we can save you  money:  Canned    Strawberries,'     Raspberries & Pine Apples, p. doz3  A list. Mutton, per tin  Roast it Corned Heel", per tin '  Knglisli Brawn, per tin  Canned Chicken, Turkey p. lin  gin Mutter, 2 lb lin  liest ColVee, 2lb tin  C'ood Coffee, 2lb tin  Com Starch, 6 pkgs  'Siida Crackers, 61bs  C. & R. Curry Powder  Capers  White &. Pink Means, 12 lbs  Maker's Chocolate, per lb  I'Yy's Cocoa,' y> lb tins  Van. Floulen's Cocoa, ]/^ lb tins  'J', it B.'Chewing, per lb  Katlle Axe, Tobacco, per lb.  T. & M. Cut-Plug pcr'lb   '    '  Rest Honey, 2 lb tin  i.  .55 i C. <!t li. Jams,  1 lb tins, doz  Rest Rex Hams. 25 c. per lb.     Rest Rex Raeon. 26 c. per lb.  Genuine Gold Seal Rubber Shots, ix-r pair, $-)  Ciold Seal Hip Gum Roots, $10.  Bargains in Roots and .Shoes. Drv Goods mid Men's Furnislfim  -';- BLACKETt & CO.   '  50  50  5c  30  00  75  60  00  00  25  25  00  -1��  7.5  S.S  00  o'->  .00  The Canadian Bank of Commerce.  ��� :���'- ".CAPITAL"    PAH)   -UP    $8,000,000.   "'  Branches of the Bank at Seattle,  San Francisco,  .-"- ' - ". "=���*���----.*--'*-     -    .-���     ���   -Portland,    <-     ���    ���  ���"'--. " ; Skagway, etc.  Exchange sold on all Points.  Goi.n Di:sr'Pukciiasi-:d���Assay Ofi-'ick in Connkction. '  J. S.  MUNRO, Manager.  - Tbe Carriboo Hotel,  Wm.   WALMSLEY,   Proprietor.  -    FIRST   CLASS . IN   EVERY   RESPECT.     -  line   Wine*.,   Liquors   and   Uq.irs.-- - SUiblinq for Morses.  Ori'osiTu OKi'in-. CARIBOU,   Y. T.  ���    The Vancouver General Store. ���  Dealers  in .Provisions,   Dry   Goods,   Etc.,  A. ��� S.   GROSS   &   Go.  SI'KCIAI.TIIiS   IX  .  FANCY   CAKES   &   PASTRY.  Fresh Broad, Rye Bread, etc.  Ciias.  Mykk, Proprietor.  Good Knoms to Rt��n1 ��� H.v ilu- l>ny. Week or Mout.li ut reasonable* rale**.  'van vs,  Aomo Club unci Cioiiuine Hoc.Ui-.v Skutcs.  .Men's  Half Soles and Shoo Nails.  Henry  Dlston & Sciii'*. Saws. ������ Windows, Hours, Glass; and Puttoy, etc., etc.  Full Line of Winchester���Black & Smokeless���Rifle & Shotgun  Cartridges.  Goods   Uouqht   Sold   nnd   I xdiiinfled.  The = Bank = of = British  VT  America  listiihlisliiMl in IWIii.    Incorporated by Koynl Clmrtor.  Paid Up Capital -   #4,866,666  Rkskhvis Funi> -    - ��� $1,7.76,333  Head Office iii Canada: Moritieal. H. STiKrcMAX,  General  .Manager.  , Branches in all the principal cities of Canada, and agents iu New York,  San Francisco, .Seattle. Tacotna, Portland. Spokane, Boston. Chicago, Ida  .' '.ASSAY->Off ICE ������'  Gold D.usl Assayed, Purchased or Taken on Consignment.  Quartz Assaying at Reasonable Rales.  Allin Citizens' Successful Disposition of the Oriental Labor  Question.  Public ��� Opinion   Sustained ��������� The   Japanese   Laborers   Arrived ami  Departed    in    Peace���Both     Sides     of    the* 'Controversy  "1 4 J  Discussed���The Employer's and the Miners' Sides of the Kccle"  bf Proceedure. .       ��� 1.  I                                                           T ',  { ���   The question ol" the employment  of" Japanese laborers in the mines ol  the Allin district has been, wc trust,  finally disposed of, and it has been  clearly shown that this is a camp of  "white-" men. iu every sense of "the  word.  -. For the last three weeks .the citizens of the district have been"great-  Iv exo-cised over the action of one  of the foremost mining companies  ���The Atlin Mining Co.���by its  bavins: entered into a contract with  a number of Japanese laborers, and  indignation mass meetings have  been the order, of Uie "day. Many  of these meetings have been fully  reported iu the columns. of the  Claim, but the climax was reached  last Ty'iday. when the creeks sent  their quota of- miners, organized  into a body, to endeavour to persuade the Japs that Atlin was a  very unhealthy country���for them.  The bait took, and now the Japs  are basking in the sun of the sunny  south, doubtless retailing this inhospitable clime of snow and ice to  their fellow-countrymen���they cannot say enough bad about us aud  the district.  Naturally, Mr. Fetherstonhaugh,  Manager of the company, endeavored to explain the position ot his  company in the matter of the employment of Japanese, but he was  practically powerless in view of the  public feeling against them, and  had, eventually,, to give way to  popular sentiment. Iir an interview he expresses himself, thus:  "I left with Mr. Plum be for McKee creek about'2 a.m. on Saturday morning last, and arrived there  at 5.30. The situation when I arrived was as follows: The miners  were loading the Japs''baggage on  a sleigh, brought down for the purpose, the Japs were all in front of  the boarding house alone. I asked  the interpreter what the trouble  was, and he slated that all these  men had come down to tell them  they had lo go out, but said, for  himself, he was not afraid, but the  rest of the men were scared and  had agreed'to go out in the morning, the miners having agreed to  pay their expenses. By this time  the crowd of over too men were  coming up. . I told the interpreter  to tell his men that there was nothing to fear as I would not allow  anyone to touch them and told him  to ask his men if they were willing  to go to work.,    He came back and  said to me that, now that I was  therewith" them, ' they were not  afraid and would go lo work. I  told him then lo lake his nioii to  the log house, which he did. The  crowd then came up and I went  out to meet 'them and asked who  their spokesman was? They replied that they were all-spokesmen.  I said, ���"��� T.s this' mil a verv highhanded proceeding to ��� take, , lo  come on a mans;, property and take  his men away."- They replied that  the men had agreed to go. L told  them that .the men told ine they  were ���frightened last' night at so  many men-, but that now they were  prepared. to go- to work and that  they were all- in the.house, and I  would not allow.them to-go- . They  said that '-the. "Japs.would not'say  that'to them. I sent for and brought  out the iuterpreler and asked him  in front of the miners if the}- wanted  to go to work. Then the miners  started talking to the interpreter  asking him if he had not promised  them last night to go' out. He  said that last night his men were  afraid and had agreed to go out, ^  but that, now they .were not afraid  and-they owed the company money  and wanted ��� to- go to work. 1 reminded the'inen of the arrangement  made at the meeting in Atlin. Mr.  Ward said that .that arrangement  was not ��� authorized by the Miners'  Association, and- that the committee appointed was not appointed by  the Miners' Association. ��� Mr.  Ward then stated .011 behalf of the  Miners'-Association that he iully  realized that, they could not take  these men away without my consent. A general clamour ensued,  everybody- speaking at once. [  then told Mr. Ward that nothing  could be accomplished -with that  crowd, but that ii"a small commit-,  tee were appointed to confer with  me I would see what could be done,  which they did. The result of  that conference was that I consented to allow 15 of the Japs to go,  retaining the two cooks, ou condition that they would pay their expenses from the mine to Vancouver  anda guarantee from the Miners'  Association that if I brought iu  white lalxir at $2 a day they  would take no action ' to prevent it. Mr' Ward further undertook to use his best efforts, aud he  said he believed he could get me  men to carry out the work of con-  Continued on page 4.  '"���^���i*"���^"'?'-"^  "^^$^���^^'m^.v^mBa^'^f������^^*���  -"VVf'Z-'.7'7--'y;^^ ATLIN,  B.C..  SATURDAY,   MARCH  -y.   190:  The Allin Claim,  by  Published    every    Slit unlay   morninc  T'.IK ATMS CIjAIM   PoniilSHlNO Co.  A. C. IllKSCHFIil.I), KtllTOH.  I). Touu Lkkh. Sub-Kditor.  OIHce ol' iml-lieutioii lVarl St., Atlin, B. C.  Advertising Kates : $1.00 per iuc-li, each  iiisurtiiiii. Koudiiiff notincs. 25 ffiiitt a lino.  Special Contract Kates on up-illcutiou.  Tlio subscription.price is $5 a yi*itr puy-  ublij in iiilvmico. No p iper will be delivered  unless this condition is complied with.  IN THE HOUSE.     Hydraulic   Mi  Oriental Immigration Troubling our Legislators.  Saturday,  Mar., 29,  1902.  Petition to the Colonial Premiers  in' Conference Assembled ���  Immigration Bills.   '  SS  Machinery.  HYDRAULIC   DERRICKS ��� From 3 to ro tons lifting capacity.  HAND    POWER    DEKRICKS   of. 1   to   2   tons lifting capacity.  HYDRAULIC    GRAVEL    HLFYATORS', '  HYDRAULIC    GIANTS,     WATER    GATES,  ANGLE    STEEL    KIFFLKS     &  HYDRAULIC    RIVETED     PIPE.  Congratulations are iii order  lo the miners, the merchants and  ihe people of Atlin upon the efforts  put forth and the success achieved  in dealing with the importation and  deportation of Japanese labourers.  Tti lhe worid it has been shown  thai Ibis cam]) at least is not in  sympathy with the Anglo-Japanese  Alliance, in as far as ' the eniploy-  mentiof Japanese as labourers in  our industries is concerned.  The courteous treatment which  the Atlin Mining Company's Japs  received at our hands is a strong  proof that, no matter how bitter our  feelings against their presence here,  the .citizens under the most trying  /circumstances respect the laws of  the land. The tactics pursued by  the miners last week is in strong  contrast to what were liable to have  been used by our neighbours on  tbe other side of the line, and  will show to them that the people  'of British Columbia are ever ready  fo resent a wrong and that there  are ways of doing, it other than recourse lo force or bloodshed.  The Skagway press, ever ready  to be-little Britain or the British,  must be prepared to pay tribute to  our methods of- lawfulness as in  contrast with the tactics of Soapy  Smith & Co., resorted' to in Skagway not so ' very long ago. The  "Alaska Travelers'Guide" of 17th  ' inst, would-thus guide public opinion: 't Atlin is a hoodoo, of a mining camp. First, the Canadians  drove out all the white men with  their Exclusion Act, and now they  are taking in Japanese to work in  the mines. Some say there will be  trouble when they arrive there, but  there will not. The miners will  take their medicine ��� like little men.  They are accustomed to having  policemen stand over them with  club's and they will meekly submit  . toanything."  This first experience of insisting  upon our rights as Free Miners has  imposed a somewhat heavy tax upon our slender resources, and reckoning up the miners' time and  other expenses incidental - to sending the Japs back to Vancouver, it  has co-il the camp all of $2000.  It is gratifying to learn thatboth  of our local members  in the House  .brought   the    matter   of   Oriental  labor in Atlin before the attention of  the    Government    and.  that   Mr;  Stables has: the  following question  upon   the   table   for  reply by the  Premier:  "What   action   (if  any)  ..  has' the  Government taken with a  ;   view to discouraging or preventing  the introduction   of  Japanese into  the Atlin District:"   ���  Get your friends to subscribe for  ''The Atlin Telegraphic Bulletin',"  published every Wednesday.  That the question of the employment of Oriental or other undesirable labour in the Province of Biit-  ish Columbia is receiving attention  from the local Government is fully  evidenced by a glance at the "Proceedings" of the Mouse. A few  extracts from these should not be  amiss at this time: An-timendrjicnl.  to the adoption of the Speech from  the Throne was moved by Mr.  Helmcken, and .duly seconded, is  as follows: .  " Whereas resolutions have been  passed, by this Honorable House,  praying the Dominion Government  to enact such legislation as will  prevent the immigration into this  Province of the citizens of the Empires of Japan and China:  " And whereas the Dominion  Government has .disallowed the  Acts known as the ' British Columbia Immigration ..Act, 1900,' and  the 'Labour Regulation Act, 1900':  "And whereas the Dominion of  Canada and the Province of British  Columbia have shown their loyalty  and devotion to ' .'the cause of the  Empire, and His Majesty the King  has had signal - proofs of such  loyalty:  "And whereas the people of the  Province of British Columbia have  an admitted grievance by reason of  their attempts to protect themselves  against the immigration of citizens  of the Empires of Japan and China  into this Province being frustrated:  "And whereas the Right Honorable the Premier 'of the Dominion  of Canada has accepted an invita-.  tion to be present ait the coronation  of Our Most Gracious Sovereign  King Edward VII., and it is also  proposed by the Colonial Premiers  to hold a conference in the City of  London, England, "after the core-  nation: ' ,  " Be it therefore- Resolved, That  an humble Address be presented to  His Honour the Lieut.-Governor,  requesting him to . communicate  with the Right Honorable the Premier of Canada, asking him at such  conference to bring to the attention  of the Colonial Premiers the question of the admission into Canada  of the citizens of Japan and China,  and to use their influence to cause  the Imperial Government to take  such steps with the Governments  of Japan and China as will enable  the question.to be governed in such  manner as will best accomplish this  object."  Bills, Nos. 14 and 15. entitled  respectively, "An Act relating to  the employment on Works carried  on under Franchises granted by  Private Acts," and "An Act to  Regulate Immigration into British  Columbia," are now before the  Legislature and at the last  advice, had gone through their  first ancl second- readings. The  former deals more particularly with I  The Joshua Hendy Machine Works.  -  Nos.  ���>,% to 44 Fkkmont Strkkt,  '   : SAN    FRANCISCO,  Write for pricus,' circulars iu��.d catalogues, or call on  ' A. C. Hirschfeld, Agent, Atlin, B. C.  CAL.  -SL  Af Bin'Lumber & Mining-COi  A  A. J. BAKER  Manager.  Lumbering   in   all   Its   Branches,  Mills at Atlin, B. C.  Branch Office at. Discovery  THE ROYAL HOTEL,  E.   ROSSELLI,   Manager.  Corner Pearl and First Streets, Atlin, B. C.   <  This   New   and   Commodious   Hotel was opened to the. Public,  April  16th; 1901.���Everything in it is New.������Strictly First Class.  CHOICEST WINES, 1IQUORS AND CIGARS���CASE GOODS A SPECIALTY.  the Jitlin Cheap Cash Store.   *�����   >-pO make room for large Spring importations, I have decided to under-  sell Cut Rates already Advertised, and, in addition, quote  lhe   following prices:  Alert Bay Salmon, per doz  Worcester Sauce        ,,  Simco Jam, 5-lb pail  Ev. Apples,  5 lbs  Apricots ,, "���  Peaches       .  >>. ���  Moccasins, $2.00 per   pair  $2.50  3.00  90  1.00  1.oO  ���65  Felt  Pears              ,, 75  Cooking Figs,, 65  Sugar, 8 lbs i*oo  Cheese, per lb 25  Lubeck Sliced Potatoes, per lb     30  Ham and Bacon, per lb - 25  Overshoes. &   Manitoba Arctics,  Ladies' & Children's Boots and Shoes, Dry-Goods, etc., etc., at cost.  Crosse & Blackwell's Jams and Marmalades and all other, Goods  Reduced 10 to 20 per cent.  All Goods. Warranted and. If not Satisfactory Money Returned.  ML f 0 I e i|  ��*c***cat*G��o#a*o��MCi*o��o^^  * THE    KOOTENAMIOTEL*  *  Cor  George E. Hayea, Proprietor - ���  First and Trainor Strrkts.  , Thin First Cla��s Hotel has been remodeled nnd refurnished throughout  '   nnd offers the best accommodation to Transient or Permanent  Guests.���American and European plan.  Finest Wines, liquors and Cigars.  ��� Billiards   and   Pool. '   .#  EWo+g*��a����<!a*>tt��g��c^^  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN  FIRST-CLASS MANNER:  ...-���. , .....    ..'.('���' -��� ���  French  Restaurant In  Connection.  David Hastie,  Proprietor'.'  Corner of First and Discovery Streets.    :        'V* ;  THE   GQL-rD    HOUS  DISCOVERY,   B.C.  Comfortably Furnished Roorns-By the Day, Week or Month.  AMERICAN    AND   EUROPEAN    PLAN  '9  1. P. Robb, to��n��,��r.  -Jum.UMUJHUlMLJUMflUU ATLIN,   B. C.   SATURDAY,   MARCH 29,  190:  fUST     DEALERS   IN  First Street, Atlin, B. C.  Handle only the best Goods in the Market.  Groceries, fruits, flour, feed  and Provisions.  ,   BEST   SERVICE   GUARANTEED.  Try  our Teas and Coffees.  companies employing labour detri-  inental lo the community, and in  Section 4 enacts that: "No employer shall engage or employ, or allow  to be engaged or employed ... any  workman* who,' when asked to do  so by a duly .authorised officer,  shall fail to himself read, in a language of Europe, this Act/' The  Bill is introduced by Mr. Helmcken  of Victoria. _  Section 3 of  the   latter  Act pro-  ' vides:   "The ininiigr;ilion iriio"BHr  tish Columbia of any   person who,  when asked lo do  so  by the officer  appointed under this. Act, shall fail  himself to write one and sign, intue  characters   of   some   language   of  Europe, an   application to -the Pro-  .vinc'al Secretary of the Province'of  British Columbia,   to  the' effect of  the form set out in Schedule 'B' to  this Act annexed, shall   be   unlawful."    While Section 5 further provides that "An immigrant making  his ivay into or .being found iii Bri-  , tish   Columbia   in contravention of  the provisions of- this Act,"shall not  be entitled to a  licence, to'carry on  any trade or calling..that-.-is subject  to the  legislative, authority of.British Columbia, hor .shall- he be entitled to acquire and   hold   land, or  to any of the rights or privileges of  a free miner, or   to  a free ' miners',  certificate, or  to  exercise., the franchise, aud any licence  or franchise  right which may haveHTc'en acquired in contravention of this'acfslialfj  A PESSIMIST.  Sir   George   Goldie's   Views  on South African Affairs.  A Temporary Respite to Consider  Peace Proposals ��� Dawsdn  Delegates ln Ottawa.  Atlin,  Nugget  and Grape  Rings  And AH Kinds of Jewellery Manufactured on the Premises.!)  J0SF*    Why send out when you can get goods as cheap here ?  Watches From $5 up.   Fine Line of Souvenir Spoons.  JULES EGGERT ��� & SON, The Swiss Watchmakers.'  City of Seattle Libelled.  Charges'; Preferred Against Atlin  Government Officials  be void." This'Bill is'"introduced  by 1*1. G. Tallow of Vancouver,  and, like the other', has passed its  first and second reading...  Another .matter of direct importance to this district lias been placed  on the Attorney-General's table  by Mr. Stables:-  " Has the Government taken any  action in the matter of securing a  County Court Judge for the Atlin  District?  'London, March 25th. ��� Sir-  George Goldie, Vice-President'of  the Royal Geographical Society,  and the founder of Nigeria, has returned to LCugland. He made a  thorough investigation into the affairs existing iu South Africa, civil  and military. He had conferences  Lord Milner, Lord Kitchener, Cecil  Rhodes, Sir Walter Hely Hutche-  soii, Governor of the Cape of Good  Hope aud many other influential  men. Sir George Goldie brings  very pessimistic ideas of the general situation from a British point of  view. The conditions existing in  Cape Colony he regards as especially dangerous, and considers that  the most serious difficulties will be  encountered to the British occupation both now and in the future.-  ���While' recognizing the possible im-  pbrlance of- acting in. accordance  with President Sc'halkburger's step,  lie u-as convinced that the question  "of peace or war  rests   in the hands  Vancouver, March 25th.���The  steamer, City of Seattle, through a  break iu her. stealing gear, on Saturday last cut through two wharves  in Vancouver, stopping only when  she ran on shore. The vessel  miraculously escaped. The owners  of the wharves have libelled her for  $10,060 damages.  I-OK  Pbotograpbs  OK  Ottawa, March 18th.���Wilsoii  a.-.d Sugrue, two of the Dawson delegates opposing the Treadgold  concession, are in conference with  Laurier and his colleagues this afternoon.  Winnipeg, March 25th.���Sala*  moil, the Galician, who murdered  his wife a fortnight ago near this  city, has been sentenced to hang 011  May 27th. The prisoner has confessed.  of Presidents   Sleyn   and    Krugcr  and   others   in     Ivurope    and    no  lon&er   represents   the   local Boer  opinion.    The real difficulty in the  in the ' path of peace,   he  believes,  is the question oi granting amnesty  to Cape   and   Natal   rebels, while  vague promises by the British Government will not carry the slightest  weight with' the fighting  burghers.  Goldie  advocates   the   granting of  amnesty but  insists that every one  must be disfranchised for life.  This  he claims would go  far towards allaying  the  bitterness of the royalists:    He   estimates   that    100,000  armed   men   will   be   required  in  South Africa   for   years  after  the  conclusion of peace.    Ha  failed to  meet" any Boers who yet recognized  being  finally  beaten, though some  admitted  that they had  been  temporarily over-weighted by numbers.  Victoria, March 25th. ��� The  contract for building the Canadian  Northern Railway from the Eastern Provincial boundary to Bute  Inlet, thence connecting with'Vancouver Island was .signed today.  A special charter vyill be sought for  a new line from Cape Scott to. Victoria, via Alberni.  -Bar-  Vancouvek,   March 25th.  efen  charges   against    Government   of-  Alaska,   Yukon  and  Northern   B. C.  FROM  Skagway to Atlin & Dawson  GO  TO  HI RSC'HF ELD'S  Notice.  j^JOTICE is. hereby given'thut application  . will be made to the Parliament or Cium-  da, at the next-Session thereof for iinaetto  incorporate a company with power to build,  equip, maintain and operate a line or linen  of railway from some point on Kitimat Inlet in Coast District, in the Province of British Columbia, thence .by tho   most   conve-  rister   C.  W. SawerS   has   preferred   nient and feasible   route   to    Hazelton   on ���  Skeena   Kiver   in   the   Cussiar   District in  said Province,' thence from   said   Hazelton  licials ill   "Allin    relating to the Sale   l��'the most feasible arid practicable route to  of..property ' to   the   .Government, -j .'"li"* ��atht ^T' *>����*����������'��'���  <>'  ��� *.-..�����       -. ! tlit* lJrovmceof British Columbia at or neHr  Tcislin Lake or Atlin Lake or both:   And also from said Hazelton by the most i-puson-'  Thc Legislature, is now investigating the charges. '  London, March 25th. ��� While  the Prince and Princess of Wales  were present at the launching of  the battleship, "Prince of Wales,"  at Chatham tod*ay, the gunner firing the salute was virtually blown  to pieces.  Washington, D. C, March 25.  ���American control of Cuba ceases  on May 20th, at which date the  island will be turned over to its  people, and Palma will be. inaugurated as its first President.  Vancouver, March 25th.���The  Kev. E. Turkington, ol Montreal,  was yesterday inducted into the  charge of the Atlin Presbyterian  Church, aud leaves for the North  todav.  Winnipeg, March 25th. ��� The  immense interests of the Ogilvie  Milling Co; have .been purchased  by C. R. Hosmer and F. W.  Thompson for $4,ooo,o;;o cash.  London,   March 726th, ��� Cecil  Rhodes is dead.  ' London. March 25th.���Armistice has been declared iu South  Africa while members of the so-  called Government of Transvaal  consult with Generals Botha and  Dewet and endeavor to arrange  peace proposals. President Schalk-  biirger and associates, who have  been given safe conduct through  the British lines and back by Gen.  Kitchener, have reached Kroon-  stad. It is understood that they  favor a'general surrender, although  they may experience some difficulty  in converting the lighting commanders to their views. Lord  Kitchener is prepared to vary the  conditions in the interests of peace.  Copies ol the new Placer Act of  1901, consolidated with the Acts of  1898 and .1899, for sale at the  Claim Office.  LAND ACT, 1901,  Initial Pobt: ��� British Yukon Navigation  Company, Limited, South-east Corner  Post:  '"PAKE notice that, sixty days after date, I  ou behalf of the British Yukon Navigation Company, Limited Liability, intend to  apply to tho Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works for permission to purchase for  terminal and industrial purposes, on behalf  of tho said company, the following described  tract of laud in the Atlin Mining Division' of  Cassiar, II. C, containing <0 acres, more or  less, commencing at a post planted on the  shore of the west side of Atlin Lake; at or  near tho outlet df Atlin Lake into the Atlin-  too River, aiid oh the northerly limit of said  outlet, thence rtinning west ten (10) chains,  thence north forty (40) chains, thence east  ten (10) chulns tb its point of intersection  with tho unst siiore of Atlin Lake, thence  southerly forty (40) chains along the shore  of the said lake to its point of commencement.  British Yukon Navigation Co., Ltd.,  per P. F. Scharaehmidt, Agent.  Dated this 10th day of March, 1002.  mr-2��-8-:t  able and feasible route'to a point at or near  the Eastern Boundary line of the   Provide*  via Skeena, Babiue, Driftwood, Omiiiecaaml *  Fiiiiay Rivers to  Peace River  Pass,   the'niV  Easterly to   the   Eastern   boundary ' of th��  Province; thence  to a point at or near Edmonton,    in the   Northwest Territories of  Canada, with ��� authority. also   to construct,  equip, maintain and operate branches from  any point in the proposed line or  lines,  not  exceeding iu any one case thirty  miles iu  length; aud with power to construct, acquitV  own aud maintain wharves and docks in .connection therewith; and to coustruct,owu,ac*  quire, equip and maintain steam aud other  vessels and boats, aud operate the .same on  any navigable waters; and to construct, operate and maintain telegraph and telephone  lines along tho  routes of said railway  anil  its branches, or in connection therewith,aud  to transmit messages, for commercial   purposes, and to collect tolls therefor;  and to  acquire aud receive from any   Government,  corporation,   or   persons,   grants   of   land,  rights  of way. money,   bomiM*-..  privilege*!  or other assistance iu aid of tin; <-un-.i i-m;t i.m  of the   Company's undertukiiig, and t<><-mi-  nect with und to enter into ti-atl'ic or   other  arrangements   with railway, stoainboat   <n-  other companies, and for   all right.*,, power-,  and privi(i*ge�� iii-r'i'^wjtc^ . usual   m* iin.-iilcu-  tal to all or any of tin- aforesaid purpoius.  Dated  thib Itli day ut l-'obruary, A. D- VM'i.  .1. A. Ut'inmill,  Solicitor for Applicant -.  Certificate of Improvements.  ROCK   OF   AGES   MINERAL   CLAIM.  Situate on Pinb   Cef.bk, Atlin Division,  Cabsiak Disthict, 11. C.  KTOTICE is hereby given  that   Wc,   l-\   .4,  ��� Wise, W, G. Mitchell and N. H. Kun-  nalls, intend. Sixty days from date, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for.a Certificate of Improvements* for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Gruut of the above mineral claim.  And -Fukthek, Take uotice that action  under Section 87 must bo commenced bwforn  the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 3rd day of February, 1WI2.  K. A. Wise.  W. G. MlTCHBW.  mcl-60d       ��� N, H. Runnali.h.  Placer Act,   1901,   consolidated,  for sale at this office:  m  ISCSSHm 11 ni ii'H��W��?i;jl A'lT.TN,  B.C..  SATURDAY.  MARCH 29.   190:  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  MG JAPS  N����D  <JH>>* k-ft ^    k  1 i ^*.    <- -m.  .-��!�����  n.  Atlin Lodge, No. 15.,A. O. U.  \V., wi!! attend Divine ..Service on  Sunday oven in;-?,', aud all brethren  of lhe Order arc- requested to be at  the Hull at 7.15 p.m'.' .Service will  lie held in .St. Andrews Church.  There is more solid comfort in a  cup of Blue Ribbon Tea ,than in a  gallon of most beverages.  Furnished rooms to rent���apply  Hotel Northern.  We regret to learn that Mr. H. J.  Thain. through a fall, severely  sprained his ankle.  Fresh Ranch Fggs, just arrived,  at IC'.'l. Pillmau & Co.'s  Faster .Services will be held'in  the English Church ou Sunday lbrc:  noon. There will he no service ou  Sunday evening'.  Complete line of. Fancy Station-  cry at Pillmau & Co.'s  Blaekett  it   Co.   are  still to the  'front'on   close   prices.    We advise  our renders  to  study their add. on  the iremt'page.  T. Ii. Norton, successor to J. B.  Norton & Co., wishes to inform  the public that he will re-open the  General Merchandise Store on  Boulder creek and will carry a full  stock in all lines.  Those   "Strictly   Fresh    Ranch  Fggs" spoken of, have now arrived  at Nickersou's, also   a   few  choice  geese.      Patronise   Canadian.' products and save duty.  Farewell entertainments to Rev.  J. Russell were held in Atlin and  Discovery ou the' evenings of  Wednesday and Thursday.. .Both  were largely attended and' ��� thoroughly enjoyed. Farewell sermons  will hs preached on Sunday at both  places-at the usual hours.  '���    ���  Get your Snow .Glasses at Pill-  man & Co.s  ���The Discovery Hockey Club will  give"a dance at the Nugget Hall ou  Monday evening, 31st inst.'. Tickets, gentlemeiV.ST.oo.' ladies, free.-  A dance will be'held iu Dixon's  Hall next Fridayycveuiug', April  4th, the proceeds oi" wiiicli 'are to  l>�� donated to the fund for--the purchasing of a bell.. for the Kuglish;  Church. Gentlemen, Si.00, ladies  free.  Garden Seeds at Pillmau & Co.-'s  Messrs. McKechnie and" Alex-  ande, two New Zealand miners, arrived here last week.    ������*   Letter   to ��� the   Editor.-  SKr.l?   I'RKSKRVATION ��� TH1C   I-'IKST  LAW OP  NATURE.  Sir:���Is this"liota very opportune time- for ��� the labor element to  ..form a Miner' Union? or at least it  might have something to do in its  own interests. After practically  six months' idleness and when  work commences, let the sole object  of.miners be lo .7void all possible  coii'flictiori between employees aud  employers. Fvcry'o'ne's ' interests  are identical ��� the general welfare  and progression .of the camp-���leaving.out all past controversies as a  ���jettled Tact,, we have lots to do  in the future as the camp advances  to avoid strikes or complications.  .JOHN   KlKKI.ANl).  Atlin, B. C, March 28th, 1902.  Continued from page 1.  strucling   Hume,   etc.,   at  a price  which would   enable   me   to carry  out'the work at  my estimated   cosl  with Japanese labor."  The following report ,of the  .committee ol miners has been handed us. and as it gives the miners'-  side of the matter, we have much  pleasure in publishing it. The  committee was composed of: II. K.  Ward, Discovery, John A. Clark -  son and Johnston Woods, Spruce  creek:  "When, lhe   miners  'arrived at  McKee creek-they   bad a talk wilh  the Japs, who  agreed    lo   leave on  the   following -morning.      Iu    the  morning, when   all   the baggage ol  the Japs was   loaded- on lhe sleigh,  Mr. Felhcrsloiihiuigh   appeared  on  the   scene.      lie   asked   who   the  spokesman   of. the crowd was, and  Mr. Ward replied   that they can all  speak if they want to.   Mr. Fether-  stonhaugh, ' What  do you want or  what did \-oii come for? Mr. Ward,  ' We came for   these   Japs?'     Mr.  P., 'Well, you   are    not  going   to  have them.    Do you not think this  is rather   a   high-handed   piece of  business?' .    Mr.    W.,    'I     don't  know;   I   think   not.'    With   this,  Mr. Fetherstonhaugh    put   all the  Japs into a log cabin.    The Crowd.  ' We came here   to  get   the   Japs,  and we are not going   till   we   gel  them and we are   prepared   to stay  as long as   you  like.    We  can get  lots   of   provisions, so il rests with  you how long   we   remain, but wc  thought we would like to get away  some   time   today.'    Mr.   P.   then  asked the miners to appoint a committee   to   confer  with    him.    He  then   lighted   a   fire in a Lent and  asked   the   committee to  come in.  Before this,   Mr.' Fcthevstonhaugh  had told them that he had paid -the  Japs $30 each   advance   wages aud  he   wanted   that   refunded.      The  Com.,   'That is out of the question;  \ve are all   poor  men and we don't  propose   to   reimburse  anyone  lor  the mistakes'  they   make.    Would  you have "any' objections to the Officers listening   to the.'discussion of  the  Committee ?'    Mr. F.,"'" What  do you -want them  in for?'     Com.,  'There might  be some trouble and  to avoid such we would like'to have  the   Officers.'    Mr.   Owen did not  .want  to'go iu.'but was appealed to  by the   Committee   as an officer of  the law.    Mr. Owen went in.    The  Committee then.asked 'Mr. F. what  kind   of a ��� proposition . he   would  make, and  lie replied,-'How about  allowing me two Japs for servants?  This was not received   favorably at  first, but was soon agreed to. Then  Mr. F. spoke, again  about the $30  advance,   :but   the.Committee _ informed, himthat.he', need not refer  to that'��� again- as-   they  would not  entertain,-such a proposition   for.a  moment.       Mr.  F., ' What excuse  ami to make to  my 'Company for  the   discharge   of     these    japs?'  Com.,   ' Write to the Company and  tell them that  the   white men had  sent the  Japs out, aud  every man  will sign it.'    Mr.   F.   then   asked  the Committee if they would guarantee   him   white  men  at $2.50 a  day and boaid until   the opening of  L  Dry   Goods,  Special Bargains in Clothing  .'IHi&wsse  Hoots ��� and  Shoes.  t��*  Jt>  t*  OUR    PRICES  ARE   THE   LOWEST.  Orders taken lor Tailor-made Suits.  VENBQM.E   HOTEL.  Choicest Wines, Liquors & Cigars.  FREE���. BOWLING ALLEY..  Rotel Ru$$elL  Choice Wines, Liquors and Cigars.  Pool ana Billiards Tree,  >ixon  &  Burton,   Pr��f>s.  7'  Fish,  C. DOELKER,..  FRESH MEATS ALWAYS ON HAND.    .    .  Game   in   season and   home    made    Sausage.  NOKTIII-K.V   HOTICI.   BriI.IMNG,   Fikst  Stukkt.       .  Finest  Wines,   Liquors  and   Cigars.  Furnished. Rooms by the Day,  Week or Month.  I We are NOT j  I Olosing OUT  X NT OR do we put another man's prices on pasteboard and advertise  \^     at his expense, as. we expect  to do business here permanently  ?WF archowever, making Special   prices  on   many and w.l meet  C "\~KTl't are, nuw *.*. *-��. ."���>*��� ��� '������.*���.     1      ���   1 -  i ^* -ill r ������"GITLMATK competition. We are confident that we  lean Save Von Money on a great many things. Our lines are very  ^���complete, and your inspection is invited,- Vouw for B��jj..e^  i iV^ovKuv. .���, E. I. ��� PILLMAN ct CO,  ,lhe' season? Com., 'No, but we  will use our influence in sending  men to vou and you can make your  own price: Mr- Fetherstonhaugh  said .he had not intended employing  nnv more'Japs than were here now,  but he intended employing a great  manv white men. Com., 'Vou cannot get a white man in the Atlin  district to work   alongside a Jap at  any   price.  The   Committee  im  pressed upon him that he had lowered himself greatly in the estimation of the people, and only by allowing these Japs to- go without  trouble could he again obtaiir liis  position with the community. The  Japs weiit.'1  c;. I-:. 11..YHS.  .1. (.;. (Joust: 1.1  Discovery.  OPIvN T)'AY  AND NIGHT..-  FIRST-CLASS RFSTAURANT  IN  .   .  ���   -CONNECTION. -  llentltiiini-tm-K .*<��** n��ilmer Jfc Pui-rolfx stujre.  PINE TREE HOTEL.  DISCOVFRY, B. C. ���  Finest .of. liquors.     Good stabling.  Kl>.'SaN us,'Proprietor.  Lowiiey's chocolates  at Dockrill  & Bourne's. ' a  '.Blue  Ribbon Coffee is absolutely  :p{ire.���it is sold in all thestores in  Atlin. .     ���   ���       -,,   ���'  J. O. Paterson, Engineer tor the  A. L. & M. Co.'s mill arrived from  Skagway   yesterday.    Between the  Tepee and Atlin he found a sum of  money, which   the owner can have  by proving property.  HOTEL VANCOUVER.  AllHiST 'mquoks & cigahs  GOOI>    ACCOMMODATION. -  KEHTAUIIANT   IS  .,':     '  . Connection.  ��� A", . g. JOHNSTON, Proprietor.  CtooiI StttlilinK fo*1 Horses, and Uojfs.  W.  WALLACE  GRIME  & Co.,  '   MIMNK RROKIRS �� COMMISSION AGtNTR.  'Third Street, Atlin Ii. C.  t

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