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 i  ,/ ^      ������-.��� ��6a\  V  APR 111907  SiiCTORlA, ?.��� G  %s3^ ,JL_^  VOL. 26.  ATLIN,   B.C.,   SATURDAY,    MARCH  30,   ,907.  N'  -'10.  iv-'j  TELEGRAPHIC.  A'Budget, of Interesting News  From Many Quarters.  [KI'KntAli TO '1*1114  (Jli.WM.l  Victoria, Mar. 29.��� Premier Mc-  Bridc scored a marked victory in  the debate 011 the "Better Terms "  question, by a vote ol 22 to 9.  The following resolutions will be  forwarded lo the  secretary of colonies through  the   Governor-General:  First.���That   the   legislature   of  British Columbia endorses the stand  ��� taken   by   Premier   McBride.    Sec-  , ond.���That   the   additional  :allow-  . ance   ol" $i00,000  annually  for ten  years,   is   deemed   inadequate  and  cannot be accepted.     Third.���That  the   Independent   Tribunal   is   the  only competent   body to decide the  amotintof the special allowance.  Montreal, Mar. 29.���Le Canad-  ien publishes a very sensational article and calls for an investigation  of the charges of immorality and  ���dishonesty against Borden, Finer-  son and Hyiuau.  Los Angeles," Mar. 20: ���Xn'a collision between two Santa Fe passenger trains inside the city limits four  people were killed and twenty injured.  Vancouver,  Mar. 29. A very  disaslerous snow-slide occurred at  the Britannia mines quite recently,  burying eight loggers. When tiie  relief party got to them it was discovered that four had been killed.  The other four were more or less  injured.  Windsor, Out., Mar. 29.���Ralph  Smith, M. P for Nanaimo, 13. C,  addressed The Literary  aud  Scieu-  New York,- Mar., 29.���A commission has been appointed to make an  examination of the menial condition  of Harry Thaw. The case stands  adjourned 'for ten days to allow of  these deliberations.  Calgary. Mar. 29.���The mining  convention being held, here resulted  in a dead-lock. The miners threaten to go on strike May rst.  Chicago, Mar. 29.���The recent  conference between the railway  managers .and the union representatives has failed to bring about a settlement. A strike on forty-two of  the western railways affecting approximately 55,000 men, will likel}'  be called during next week. The  C. P. R. will not be affected.  ��� San Francisco, Mar. 29.���The  case of Schtnidtz and Reuf which  "was called for Tuesday' last has  been adjourned for one week. It is  estimated that Schmidtz got away  with $750,000 of the relief funds.  Ottawa, Mar. 29.���The. House  adjourned Thursday for tiie Faster  holidays,-opening April 2nd.  m.J���<B��    ���.���-������  Thanks To All.  tiiic   Association   here   on  The  Proper   Relations   Between   Labor  and Capital."   ���  Boise, Idaho, Mar. 29.���A request for a change of venue in the  Stuenenberg trial has been refused  and the tiial will take place at  Boise.  Ottawa, Mar. 29.���A conference  between Laurier and Borden will be  held this week with the view to  arranging legislation so that the  Premier may attend the Colonial  conference. The opposition are  very willing to facilitate adjournment as early as possible if certain  of .the government measures are  dropped.  Ottawa, Mar. 29.���W. W.' B.  Mclnnes, late Commissioner of the  Yukon, has declined to accept lhe  position of deputy minister of mines.  He has contracted with the Gug-  genheimers as their Canadian representative at a salary of $25,000 per  annum.  Washington, Mar. 29.���The capital of Honduras has been captured  by the Nicaraguau troops and the  war is ended.  The committee who had charge  of the St. Patrick's concert desire,  iu this manner, to thank the many  friends who so generously assisted  iu making the celebration of( St.-  Patrick's day such a notable success.  It records its appreciation of the  good work done, not only by the  ladies and gentlemen who rendered  such an interesting and excellent  programme of song ancl music, but  also of those enthusiastic friends on  the different creeks who zealously  promoted the enterprise by their  energetic sale of tickets.  Il will always remember the generosity of the Atlin ladies who furnished the dainty refreshments  served on the pleasant occasion.  The financial statement is a good  one and the comtuillee take a pride  and pleasure in announcing the following: Gross receipts $183.50;  expenses $:r.6o; leaving the very  handsome balance of $171.90 to be  handed over to the St Andrew's  hospital.  ..���o*   Pluck wins; pluck always wins.  Tho' lhe days go slow  Ancl  the   nights be dark, twixt the  days  As they come and go.  .Still pluck wins; its aveiage is sure;  He wins most, who can most endure,  Who faces evil, who never shirks;  Who waits and watches and always  -  works.  The U. S. geological survey has  determined that Death Valley, in  California,, is at its lowest place, 276  feet below sea level. Salton Sink  is 2S7 feet.  Downey's Fresh Chocolates $t.od  per lb., at C. R. Bourne's.  Local and General News.  G. S. Cuminings has gone to the  lower cuasl on a business trip.  Faster Monday being a holiday  the bank will be closed.  Hugh Molyneaux left town last  Monday to repair the .portage road  between Atlin lake and Moose arm.  He will be ��� back about the end of  next week.    .  George Pollay arrived in Atlin  last Saturday evening, coming over  the Fantail route. While at Prince  Rupert, on his way north, ,he saw  Henry McCartney and Sam McCaw  who are going iu to Dawson in the  spring.  Don't forget the general, meeting  of the Liberal-Conservative Association, at the Pine Tree dining rooms,  on Saturday, April 6th, at 8.30.  It is desirable' lo have as large a  gathering as possible. Readers of  this paragraph will confer, a favor  by reminding others.  We draw'attention to the letter of  Mr. Richards, of Vancouver, re the  "Old Age Pensions in England,"  and the adaption of the idea to this  country. 0Tke plan is perfectly  feasible and should receive the serious attention and enquiry of every  reader.  The winter is not passing away  without a struggle, The past week  has been most disagreeable, sharp  biting winds and a drop in the thermometer to the twenties is not. very  acceptable Marcli weather. Atlin-  ites will all join in a fervent ancl  devout wish that it be the very last  kick of the expiring season.  The News Advertiser of Vancou*  .ver says that the local clergymen  ancl laymen intend: to wait upon  Premier McBride with'a view to  having the Lord's Day Observance  Law rigidly enforced. They tried  to induce the Trades ancl Labor  Council to unite with them but did  not succeed, as that representative  body is very much opposed to the  act.  All indications go to show that  the fancy dress carnival to be held  iu Discovery,. Saturday night, will  be a success. Costumes are being  made, and others resurrected from  unknown sources, of fearful, and  wonderful design. It is more than  likely a strong contingent of Atlin  folks will participate in the enjoyment of the evening.  K. Rosselli; Olto Miller aiid Jim  Clarke arrived in town last week.  The all looked considerably weather-beaten after their trip. Mr. Rosselli spent considerable time in the  coast cities looking up things generally, and economical lighting and  fire protection in particular. Mr.  Miller put in the most of him time  while outside in 'Frisco. Jim tried  hard, so he says himself, to get  married while out, but there was  nothing doing in the matrimonial  market���at least for him.  Losing No Time.  The Honorable tlic Provincial  Secretary on lhe platform before the  election _.promised lo. support aud  further all just legislation in favor  and.in support, of l.,abor. One of  his first acts was to raise the wages  ol" the employees of the government  printing office lo conform with the  scale of the Typographical Union,  and dating it back so as to make it  effective from the first .of January,  1907.  This matter has been for years a  vexed question, but Dr. Young's  action has wined out the discontent  and a satisfactory feeling aud an  air of content now-prevails both in  the printing office and among union  men generally.  The trustees of St. Andrew's hospital desire to gratefully acknowledge receipt from F. W. Dowling,  chairman of .the .St. Patrick's concert and entertainment committee,  the sum of one hundred andseven-  ty one dollars and'ninety cents,  ($171.90), being the netl proceeds  from the concert ancl dance held in  the Grand hall on Monday, iStlu  This splendid result, which is iu  excess of- the . nett proceeds of last  year's entertainment, must be 'very  gratifying lo the committee as-well  as to those who so ably contributed  to the entertainment of lhe large  concourse assembled whose plaudits  were sufficiently hearty ancl continuous to surely satisfy, the most exacting performer. Altogether the  entertainment and dance were an  unqualified success ancl reflect great  credit upon the committee who  so energetically and successfully  perfected all arrangements and details, also upon the contributing  artists. The gratification aud gratitude ol the trustees of the hospital  are enhanced by the belief that; the  members of the community who  constituted the. large audience whose  interest in and sympathy wilh the  above mentioned most worthy institution was evidenced by llieir pies-  ence, received fuil value 'for their  nioncv.  Curling.  Mar  FiiASHu Smith Trothy.  .15.���Fraser 13; Smith 7.  16.���'Wheeling 13;  Sinclair"2.  19.--Fraser 12; l-'elherston-  liiuigh 5.  20.-���Wheeling 15; Smitlr6,-  26. Fraser io; Wheeling 0,  '28.-���Fraser 11;   Wheeling 10.  By   the   last win from Wheeling-  Fraser's.team capture the cufflinks.  riASli'TON-Dllkl.H TuoVILY.  This very handsome trophy was  won by Gihnore, of Discovery, with  a score of 33 points, lieing, and au  extra end with 3 points.  l.WGl-.KT    TUOI'HV.  These trophies were   won by l-'et-  herston, Sihilh, dimming and Cart-  mel, in   the  final at Discovery, Sat-,  unlay,   the   23rd,  by ui  u ....  y^^gEres^s^r^ .A-TLIN, AR,C;    SATURDAY, ZMARCH 30, 71907;  ; t��w*mvM���� *  "���"if '"'."Z'i 'j'i'���>' '������'7/7<   ...��  ���iile!.:A:tim:,.:.Uaii  Tfty A 1 UN CI';AIA1 ir pmiu&Hr.r* l-vl-hv-katumoav  . Atom-hnc.,;   m/\ii.i:d   men   to Any   pAnr or thc  \v��.. -:i. i- mil oo   ccntg y>rti  month;   ��.p.00   r*er*  1   vr v-   ��� '.i'-'^nt iniNG. nATi:s : ti.uof-cniucii each  ��� .,���. ;\-.& t,c.ii ;-;ncn ping n'*ticch. sii csNTitn 'uric  .':; : *,. .-riAti fiATcs   on   Ari'Licr.Tion.    , ,.-.;:.. ...  ,.  . A.7 .--.--���r- -;-.-��0��A��� --;-;-7.,;.  .ZZ,7Z7..;7....,y7;.;..7!<)!j:!'iJiyTlN(i:..''. ;������;''���'; ;:7Z   a A  :iti.nr^n��, .    ' po*.Vc��c.,7 ���'��� v/igitinc. cAnrs,  -LC^-TrR.ffr.-.n.v,, ..'.:':     PnOCil-iAMMlZO,'    ctc.. r.Tc. .  '.'.;.''.-���.      c-or.ns.PnowprLv  nxrcu-TcD,  'V:: .������.:'���'���' '���   "tuccn  Moocn/iTE.        ,.  7 Tun An'i.i:; Cr.Ai.M Puhmsiunc; Co., Ivr.11.a  : W.   Pot.-t7\iin.   Ghaut.    Kwi-cvh-Managku.  M i n i tig.' Retn.a rks.  ,-..'.'��� 7.'The following remarks. are sub-  ;v;iiiittcd7;:with::a-view Z:to;7 iii terestingv  ;; our readers iii the development of  .7 the'.'mui-iiig..industry.;���';���������  '��������� Tiie past .quarter of .a century has  -.. introduced.vast   imprpv.c-ments   in  mining methods, and -likewise.'in the  profits   to' lie ,derived from;mining,  7'finds   consequently; a .new  goldfield,  7 KkeZZZthat: ZoL Atlin, 7 has "been born  - under, great ;ad vantages, 'for ithas  A-'iiot-. ���lo-.-iundergo.; the Zarduotis and  liarcl-bou'ght1 experiences of Zthe olcl-  ������7'er."; Zgc'.ufields.Z���'.'.;. But,    iievertheless^  ycveryZAbldfield hasZitsZ peculiarities,  7 audit   iiiust  be 7 our pur pose.ia the  'first   instaiice,    toZ obtain   accurate  ��� Icnovvledge of our7 mineral deposits,;  '-: audio determine the most-economi-  y.ea], method of "mining tlie-saine. ',-.-;.  The business of  the prospector is  to discover and locate valuable, min������  , erals; aud. to do this effectivel}7 it.is  z advisable   that   he   should possess  some knowledge  of the first principles   of   geology  aiid   mineralogy;  an'1 "nave a good eye for rocks of all  .-.-kinds..:- It -,is easy  enough to learn  technical, terms,    and    a    certain  amount    of   scientific   jargon   from  : mining text  books; .but it is a'.diffi-  . cult   matter,   and   requires years of  ; practice ii*Z the open field, in correctly training  the "eyesight in readily  delecting    the,   infinite    variety of  .rocks, and the trend of rock, formations 'which   come   within  his purview.      It  is  chiefly to  the energy  ami   enterprise . of   the   prospector  .upon   which a new   goklfield   must  nt_i',o.ud   for  its introduction  to the  viiir.iug world.  'I'hc   miner,' apart from the pros-  p;-ct.7;-, also requires   special qualili-  ���ciii'.-iis; not only   must lie be a snan  ::':>',-.. to perform'heavy manual labor  b'.'.l lie should   be handy  in the use  . Aiipcutci' tools, lhe forge and  'Anvil, the limbering of shafts and  '.���.;r.!:.-ls, '.ho drilling and blasting of  locks, and in fact to be fairly proli-  -.-ivn't iu all ".he intricate metlicds  -.-.:-:--:i*.-cl to practical mining.  As to reliable mining experts  i1'.l-v are somewhat rare, aud when  '."��� iii'itl their opinions must still be  i'ik>.:n with a certain degree of  Aiutiou.     It is a notorious fact   that  information 'and k up wledge: to frame  c0rr.etit.aucl:iiifelligil.)lc'yreporls',7atKl,.  as7a consequence niiuing properties  areJYqqueiilly injudiciously handled  or ���unwarrantably condemned, asthe  case .may be.   . ���';yZ-,7   -; -;-.- -���.<--���'   v "--'.Z'  -.-. The JbriiialionZofmiiiiiigcoui panics ; a 11 d Z,Zthe ;Zp urcl 1 ascZy of7111 ining  properties are;stiljjectsre(piiring the  serious attention   of everyone''inter-'  ested in the  progress of the inining  industry:     In   new countries such  as this  where  all Z'tlie other industries z entirely 7 depend yupon   -the,  speedy7 success  of ..niihing, yit.js of  the:Utmost7importance thatthe:.7industry. Z should7 ;'.bejZ:  safeguarded  against any'action^^  ible,;  which   may. tend, to .militate  against; its  prosperity., 'A It is .well  knbwnyZ that. A he  holders of. mining  properties are Irequeutly induced to"  part .with .their; claims on fictitious  terms Zy. to,, company- prompters,,..-by  which the public is guiled into  the  belief: that the vendors havereceived  a .much, higher figure for their property' than 7 lias   really: ;been" paid.,  And hence:.we0hear  the hackneyed  andZ   erroneous ^-expressions   .'that  ,','mine .ownersZyopen .ytheir.Zyiiioutlis  too ywkle-''-'7or' ���"ytbeir   heads :are  s\\7ollei.i,-;.,,et.c.,xwhicli,is: a,clear,case  of 7.-'. ''the ;,ppt.7- calling; 7 the' kettle  black.": Z As a matter of fact claim-  hoklers seldom get "a fair valuation  for   their,  holdings,   but" are more  frequently   'fr.07.eu. out,' as the.saying goes',- for want of means to keep  their  properties   in   good   standing  in   compliance  with   the gold laws.  And . when   this latter juncture arrives the nimbie company promoter  steps in and   buys   the property for  a -paltr}7   sum;   and   in due course  floats   it .'into'a company representing huge capital, of which the vendors are said   to   receive about one-  third, and the balauce is devoted to  working expenses and reserved capital.    Such   is  apparently the manner   of   raising  capital for mining  purposes; .aiid as capital is essential  to mining, we must  accept the system for want of a belter one.  Much might be done to improve  and strengthen the mining industry  if more foresight aud care were  practised with regard lo the formation of mining companies aiid tho  selection of officers. Too often the  company is overcapitalized���none  of lhc directors know anything  about mining and have simply.been  placed in office by the promoters, to  whom they are more or less subservient,, and the result is that too  much of the capital raised finds its  way into the pockets of the promoters, and precious little is left for  working expenses.  ,,Iu the Iron StofeZformerly ::,A ���  " occupied by Stables & Lumsdcii.  'rovi6fl.d.n&  ' ZZ7.77 '7; .7;7A7.Zyy. ;'^7 A-7;7:-^ y ^jy^ QooclsjarC^ :lll'Zl''rcsll,,ailcl '7 ;:Z;. 7ZZy;7 >v ,:r ,:.;-;...,-/ yy.  a)'A'',a;7; 7 ;; ,.777yy7 -7;: bf ihe Jjest;quality.: ^  Z.:-Z-7;-'y.,;-, Z--y7-7 ;y;777.' ;y^y.7ynioiIcratcZ."77.7-.:     ;.yy' -yy.y';-    7,7        -AA.iAA <'''':  Tp&; 3sa&m: istore'jfjj^^  A^^AAA^VV^^AA^A^>VVvWv*���A^V^  Konrad7WZawri';cica:,7.Mjvnaghr  $S*@W��r��::AM8' AL,  SMALLzATND LARGE ORDERS7PR0MPTLY FILLED:Z  Ai^  :7ZThe7.Bar^.is;Supplied7;with 7,uoiie.ybutThe^;^  Z'Z': '���;. Z  7, ".-.Zand zGigars/:   First-class-Billiard andZ'Pool.Tables.Z Z7.t;,7 7  ; DIXON   <5c   SCHULZ,   Proprietors.  Z    Corner Pearl and''First������'.Streets', ������ Atlin, B. C.  .;,-.' ���������_���;  '" ' . *g*~^~ ^���'"���  Fl RST   CLASS   RESTAU RANT   I N   CONN ECT10N.  CilOiCESr WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS���CASE GOODS A SPECIALTY,    is  aH,y^>;y��  IRON: PIPING, -STEEL   AND 'BAR;-IRON,  DYNAMITE AND GELIGNITE,     \.:  ZGASOI.INE. "77 : . 'a;v7-:--Z;Z' -'--a  Storks in Atlin and Discovery.  ^.  JOB PRINTING AND COMMERCIAL WORK.  CARDS, POSTERS AND HAND BILLS ^ &  Executed Cheaply,   Promptly and Satisfactorily.  . .. THE CLAIM OFFICE.  "There is that, principle in Nature  which   impels   every   entity to seek  mining ex-  vittratory  correspondence,   with iis  '.���.liny   of  the   so-callec  pwls   t'->o .oftv.ii   lack the necessary jiike entity, of opposite polarity.'  voftri&o&rs&cWQ&a^  rn->.  HE ATLIN J5  ^ket Co., Ltd.  FRESH   DRESSED   MEATS,   also  erv^s% -JTSMcj.n.Mv-TxtTMvna*  POULTRY   OF   ALL   KINDS,   Dressed to Order.  C.   DOELKER     Maria  er.  fA^V?^j  I ATLlNiZBC-,   SATURDAY, ; MARCH .30,    1907  - ST.MaHTIN'S OllUllCil OirKKCiUAjSI).     7 ,-���  Sunday  mornin:';  services nt;'1. ror-.tl��*i*piI til-.  ll.oVlcK'U.    \Vin. t./.h, I lat horn, luyi-endcr.  PiiKHHVTKiM ,iii C;iiin:(,:ii.;7;7 .77,;'-.  Snntliiy mornin':' services II o'clock,    Siim-  ilny school   iii   I2..l"i';.'.'. -Kyt*��iin*r.'-.L>yi*vi.e'*t* !7.:i((.-  '"Art'lM'IKiri.ll    KtM'Viro    lit :��� Disi-OA'fM'.V;' 7,Sllntln.V.  school iii,2.':iii.   ���''���'.   777   ;7y7 '������',... . ������:'yy:7.��������� -,���������  ..;���,.. ��� Wluita grand ;a;icl glorious: state-.'  tueiit' to : be able, to 7tnake and -to  know' that . it can not ,be7 re.luU-.-d.  "N6'inau7 who :---\y'islie.*f lo earn his  livelihood honestly;' iiced go: wiHiout  bread-iu,' Idrilish Goluuibia, or,71or  th.al matter, in any pari: of Canada.  There isya cieinaiur fijr;labor from,  tiie';��� Atlaii'iicyZZio.���-���.'the, Pacific;. whicliZ  cahnolZbe'-accouiinodatcd.,    Kailwav  ��� ��� ,. ������'���.   :... '���.. ������.-.   ,- -��� a- ,������.-������..������:���;     ,'<7 A   ,: . .-'..'..-  rind y other 7!constructibh   isA: being  hampered: by. theZscaicilyZ,of labor,-  lleAvlio desires'.-'-nui'y ' ,vork." 7 - 7;  Z (McDonald's7 Grocery Zmakes7 a  specially of.fresh;eggs aiicl.Zlnilter.  AllOW:..TO.-.. SKCIJIilC; 11I'.I.IV., 7 ':.-,  : : l''arniers, contractors,' hiauiifac-  turei'^, a udyall ^employers To f?labbr  desiring inarriecl or single iueh,..\vill  do well"r.'ibZapply' ZZat policeZto7Mjijor  C. W.Z Creighton, vSaivatibii-Army  Immigration,Department; 439 Harris Street,. .Vancouver, :B.\C.,7 or  RupertvS.treet,7Winiii])eg, Man.,; 7 77  ZZ Blank; application forms"������ will '".be.  supplied .and .'each7application will  receive.:, careful ratten tion,: aNo men  .will, be sent-uill es.v applied; 'for.iii the  above' 111a 11 tier. .'-l:. 77.-7-A  ���'.;'���;.:;'.; 7'ZyFalse7, Stampedes. -zz^.y.A  ���A A- In' the; telegraph columns of this  -".;-.pii'pcr, Of last AvcckZs issue;'might be-  "Aseen z-aZrepOr.tyoI';;J'the-richcyl .strike  uiacle 7in Alaska,on the sou thy fork  ; of .the Kuskpk wiin :-ri\>civ',;"A-Z7':A:Z''A7  .-'������'��� 7 It-''iiiakcs"'-'llrcZyZ.li'carts.61v'''the7'fiiihcr,  Zand,' ille .prospector;: rejoice; amf be  . glad, to:;. li ear of r gold.strikes, hciiig'  7.niacle,ZZ;bulZ it-is, jierluipsAveliyiioi to  eutliuZ;e7ibc)Z'uiuch til 1 - particulars  ^arb7f6rthcbhiingA7.;In7:ihaty;;p'ai-f yof  ��� the.countryit is still winter aiid Uie.  -....frost holds sway,, and:i'Lisy.iinrj&sibief  .ylb Zdb.z.aii'y.7.-. prospeciitig-Zthat Zwould  ������'��� 'ampiiiit.'.;'.- lo Z.ahything.7: Tliat:Z gold  has   been discovered .is not'disputed,  -buffo say it is|the,;ricliest strike yet,:  isZrntlier absurd.-.-If gold had.been.  ; discpvered;yil7wouldZ7have,;been; last:  season, aiid7if riot" then, work..wonId  bave7 to 7be suspended: till lh�� snowy  7 goes-   which .'will, 'not, be yfor some  ���': time '"yet:'.'���..-���' ,..7: : -: 7';',:' 7 7 AAA.77-a..-  .  ;Z;.At;ZtliiS'SeasonZof thcZyear,: tc- the:  .;South, ZminerS:, and prospectors are  making; prepa ration's tor the; com ing  summer 'in .theZNbrth.77 ZMany; are  Z already. oivythe: way.:77Newsof a; big  7 strike-ZreacheS   lliein- .aiid: worksZup  . theZ.exciteaieiit, to the,high est'pitch.r  _; The ....wofcl. Z.s oreads 7 a ad 'be (Ore very  long a steady stream of gold-seekers  is' on its Way to'.the new gold-fields.  . Z -If the.-traiisport a lion..companies  '.-���ancl7011 tfit'ters.' are Z toZbe,considered,  this, is.ya .very;,fine;th ing". for them.  They reap the Zbenefit in ���passengers,  freight and  the sale of goods..   But  what about the poor deluded stamp-  . eder? ' Z\Vhere. does  he  get off at?  He  arrives  in   the  country to find  that 'the-richest'strikels nothing but  a Z hoax, v: or   at:  least,  has   been  magnified into gigantic proportions.  ..Hundreds-of .men are dumped into  a country where there are no means  of making  a   living  -consequently  hardsliips ancl privations are-eiid 11 r-  ed by lhe iiidiviclualsaud the district  gets a set back.   : -7  The   most   of the   miners in this  camp   are   'sourdough'   enough   to  not. 'get too much excite'   at   thesei;  golden reports.   .       a .;'  The agitation against...0111 mining  laws  is .practically   dead.   ' There  neyer was any real justification for T��| fflN SII W PT1  it ancl it was chiefly the work of ��� .V VV iX U^ "k * 1J  men who sought lo find souielhiug 7 The undersigned having been re-  behind which!they mighl hide their stored to health by simple means,  own lack of s-uccess in the manage- 1 after suffering.for several-years with  ment of the mines in their care. As a severe lung affection, and that  a niatler of lact iu no other country 1 dread    disease    CoNSt:>u*Trox,    is  'z;7'4'-. '  Tf>       .j&A&<!:   -J*      t&\  ZaS6.    ,J*>  l^��^WCTKSK|-SE��;r��5SF^-^i)?SK��ttK^J^^  !THE:^T;  SE��ff��i<��SiSi'^RH55nJrSSWHCT!W^>'^  HULL LINESvOI  ^jA^  ZNO'L'ICH IS l-IliKEKr GIVEN tlmt-.u'm'lio-  ationWill liu.ii'imle.t'6'.tli.c 'Le}risliUive:Assom-  lily. of tli6.:Proyiiice of; lii-itisli Columbia,- tit  ity' iioxl, s-..'Ssio:i, for un net to amend the  l?ii'qi)ii!,:-"Nbi-tliern ..yj'l- Oniii,'eu(i";.Vl{iii!\v!i.v.  Act, Hiyu, lieiiif?Cl'7-Viutoria;-.(���iia'iito'i-.aO.iof tlic  statutes ol'tlie Pr'oyiiioo .of IJritish Colum-  bin, by sfiviiiK the, Coiiipany powei- to construct, etfuii>,:oi)eriitc.-U!itl.miii[itaiu..U;niicvoi;  railway also from tliejiiiietion of the SUeotia  unci Coi'iper l'ivet's, or the vicinity .thereof, in  Coast District, to tiie juuclion ol: the TJiilU-  ley anil Tellcwa i-ivers, oi-tlie vicinity there-.  of, yin'-.Const District, ami to anieml the  Pacific,"Noi'tlierii ami (Jinineca Railway Act.  Amendment Act, 190^, being :'. Edward V.TI,  cliaiitei--10 of the statutes of the Province of  IJritish Columbia, b.v oxteudinp; the time for  the .completion of the work of construction  of the line of railway, as limited by section 2  of the said Act,until the 111st day of Aiifjust,'  1910.     A ... .'.<:-,.-'7    .  Dated at Victoria, II. C,  this 2ri;h day of  if'oljrtiuvy, A.I)..1907.!:'.-,  '..     .nOUWlilil", & I'.AWSOK,  Solicitors for the aiiphcauts.     mlliraiillij.  ;:^lou-rv7;z7Meatsvi-:Oap:7^  : Furniture J ^  z i Caxpets,!; 70  'C-  Ch.  ^Tl'f?!  :m  ���Af  ���  H  amplon   4.  Durio,  Proprietors.  ::1��|  let-  MIa,  Discove  -y.  "*                                                      V  OPEN  DAY- AND NIGHT.   .  First-class Restaurant in connection  llcaduiiattei-s for Dixon's sta^-e.  : WHY SEKD OUT WHEN VOU CAN G1--T GOODS AS OUEA1' HERE .A A  -Atlin, Nugget and    Grape   Rinj.-s  ami alt kinds of  Jewelry maim  ... .: factm-cd on the lu-emises.  , Fine  New Stock   of���;'��� Watches,   Clocks,  Jewelry   and   Diamonds  '   ,      Watches from S5.00, up.  .���"'-.- xVaents for Columbia Gramophones.  A Silverwarel'Cut Glass,--.Hand-.Painted China, Souvenir Spoons  "  .   c. ������  '���     -...-���-.-���-      - ������'-.-.-- ." .       ., . ��� ��� '  JUiES;EGiEW:;&OSON,- a^^ a^o mscovKRY)  ' : V  safety Deposit Vaults.      Watchmakei'S'and Manufacturing Jeweirs.  <��^��-��^��-��-��-��-��-��-��-��-��-��-��-�� ����������*>�� ��-��-��-��<g0^1 ��� ��� ��-��-��-��-��-��-��-<-��->-��-��-���-��-��-��-��-��-��-���-��-��%  They   are   Waiting   foi*   You!  IN  in which millingas carried on on a  large scale arc the laws regulating  the industry more liberal, or the  incidence of iis taxation lighter  than iu British Columbia. There  appears, therefore, to be no reason  why the mining industry should  not be in a prosperous cOudiliou for  thc next few years, to the great  benefit of oilier provincial industries  and enterprises.���-.!���'.. C. Mining  Record.   ���  Just arrived at Pillman's: ���Fresh  butter, eggs, lemons, oranges and  apples.  anxious to make known to his fellow sufferers the means of cure.  To those who desire it, he will  cheerfully send (free of charge) a  copy of the prescription used, which  they vvill find a cure for Consumption, Asthma, Catarrh, Bronchitis and all throat and lung  Ma;.adii-;s. He hopes all sufferers  will try his remedy, as it is invaluable. Those desiring the prescription, which vvill cost them nothing,  and may prove a blessing, will  please address  if^ev. Edward A. Wilson,  Brooklyn, N.Y.  ^Bte^'t50.-rgairi3'  [JL ;Hats. ^ssd Dry. Goods,  ���zii'ise&s' amd House FurezisfoimsgSa '  FUIX   IJNK    OF    BOOTS    and    SHOES,''  also    GOLD    SKAI/   HIF    GUM    BOOTS.  ���--& ,'v        Atlin and  h3&f   BssGovas'y, 13. C.  Successors  to J. H. Richardson.  >�������������� ���-���-���-��~��-*-��-<>-**"*-*-^*>��-*-��^-^*-***-*>-��-*-<^0��-��-^*-��--��-*-*t^>-^-*^  mimim  ti a  J95  mnierce.  The Atlin Branch of t'nis Bank will lie closed on  April- 15, and all deposits undrawn at that date will be  transferred-to the Skagway  Branch.  Customers   are   requested  to  close their accounts and  withdraw -'documents aud   valuables  left for safe k.eepino-  or   escrow: -���*'  Ati.in,  B. C,  March   14th,   1907. J.  A. SMITH, Manager. ATLIN,'   B:   C.     SATURDAY,     MARCH   30   1907.  CORRESPONDENCE.  We c!<.. not hold ouiselve*. icspons-  ible lor the (.lpinions expressed by  our correspondents.  Old Age Pensions.  To the Fclilor:  Sir.���The Old Age Pension question has been discussed in the British House of Commons. It is pro-  ' posed to give every man and woman  over the age of 6,5 years, a.pension  of Si.25 per week. . About one hundred and thirty million dollars  $130,000,000 will be required every  year to pay the pensions iu .the  United Kingdom, but against this  sum may. be placed large sums of  money used on the old wasteful and  extravagant system of the present  administration of the "Poor Law."  Then it is   further  estimated thai a !  "Get Busy;"  Now that "Old Sol's" -rays are  warming, up the atmosphere and  'ihe beautiful''is beginning lo melt,  a splendid opportunity is. afforded  to clean off lhe sidewalks. It is  only lhe work of a few minutes and  the result is a benefit aud comfort lo  everyone.  There are several very bad pieces  of   snow-covered    sidewalks about  town thai are absolutely   dangerous  lo pedestrians.    A serious accident  is   liable   lo   happen al   any  lime.  'Nuf sed.'   ,~���^��<.   .���  .  Mining,    with   the   metals   commanding   their  present high prices,  offers   one  of the best opportunities  i for  legitimate   investments   today.  large  section   of  the 'people would  not draw the   pension  to which all ���  would    be    entitled,    therefore,   it j  would   leave   probably  seventy-five!  I Aside from gold, the price of which  ; never varies, the other melalsare at  a remarkably high figure,  and with  a continuance  ot   the general prosperity of the country, thus creating  a constantly  growing   demand   for  million   dollars,   ��75.000,000,   to be _ these   prices are bouiul t0 - be  found as a permanent  charge  upon !  the revenue.  In the year JS94 Sir Win, liar-  court initiated the Death Duties, or  Tax. At the present lime the revenue from this source would be  ; sufficient to' provide for all the old  people iu the United Kingdom over  65 years of age. Therefore, if lhe  pensions are paid out of this hind  tbe monies of the rich wili be taxed,  when they die, to pay for the support of the living, an arrangement  which few could find fault with seeing that the persons who succeeded  to the large fortunes would not  appreciate the deduction to any  serious extent.  The interest on the amount expended ou the South African war,  (which, in my opinion, was wasted,  as there should not have been any  war), would be sufficient to pay Lhe  seventy-five million dollars (S75.-  oe.0,000) per annum now required  tor the old age pensions. It is  probable that the old age pension  system in the Old Country will soon  become an accomplished fact.  In British Columbia we have a  large number of young people aud  il should be repealed thai the crown  lauds of this province belong to the  people. Kach one of us have a  right to exist, when we get older,  out of the proceeds of these lands,  therefore, we should take steps to  allocate a certain portion of the proceeds from all government land  sales henceforth held in this province. These funds should be  placed into a separate account and  they would soon be sufficient to nay  a reasonable pension to every man  and woman in the province at the  nge of sixty-live. I am hoping thai:  it will be found practicable lo reduce the age to fifty-five, and that  we may build comfortable houses in  beautiful surroundings in various  parts of the province in which we  may live, if we wish, when we get-  older. It must not be forgotten  that the money paid in old age pensions is not lost but is simply distributed among the merchants, in  exchange for food and raiment.  Prank Richards, J. P.  Vancouver, B. C.  The latest  magazines at   C.  R  Bourne's.  maintained. With silver worth 70  cents an ounce; copper 23 cents a  pound; tin 42 cents; lead 6 cents;  ���and zinc S cenis: mining presents  the greatest opportunity in years.  This fact is well understood in the  eastern money centres, aud, as a result money.is freely offered for legitimate mining purposes.-'-Black Hills  Mining Review.  "The evidence shows, Mrs. Mul-  cahey, that you threw a stone at  the constable."  "It shows more than that, yer  Honor.    It shows that Oi hit him."  ATLINTO LODGE  A. F. & A. M.  No. 12, G. li. H. C.  liofA-iilai- coiiutiiiiiiuu-  Hons helil oti tho first  Thursday ofcacli month  in tho A. O. U. W. Hull,  Third Street.  Visiting brethren conliallv invited.  T  BARBER  SHOP.  J.   W. THOMPSON,  jMANAOKR.  BATHS FIFTY CENTS  Private   Entrance for Ladies.  Synopsis of  Ciiniididn  llonieste.id   Regulations.  /\ NY" available Dominion Lands within  J~\ tho Uaihvay Hull in Hritish Columbia,  may hi' liome-.toiuleil by any person who is  tin- soli* lii-ml of a family,or any initio ovor IS  years of iijri*. lo tin* extenl of ono-t|iiartcr  section of If.1.) arres more or less.  lint i',v must, be made personally at tho loeal  land office for the district in which the land  is situate.  The homesteader is reiiuiretl to perform  tin.* Conditions eniinectod tlierewitli under  one of the fnllowine; plans:  (1) At h-a-t..ix months' rosidenoo ilium mill  eiill ivul ion of the land in each year for three  yeai-A  (2) tf tin.' father (or mother, IT tlio father is  deceased) of the homesteader resides upon a  farm i" the vicinity of the land entered for,  tin; requirements as to residence may be  sat islied by .-u<di person residiiiH' With tlic  father or mother.  (:!) II' the settler has his porinunon'V residence upon l'urniin<�� land owned by him in  tin.* vicinity of his homestead, the reciuire-  innntK lis to residence, may be satisfied by  residence upon the said laud.  Six months' notice in writing: should be  Aivouf.o thnCommUsinncrof Dominion Lauds  at Ottawa of intention to apply for patent.  Coal IiiiiiIji may ho purchased at ��1(1 per acre  tor aoft coal and .-$2(1 for anthracite. Notniore  than 112(1 acres eiin be acquired by one individual or company. Royalty at the rate of  (en cents per ton of 2,(100 |iounils.shall be col-,  looted on (he tfi-oss output.  \V. W.OOI1Y, /  Deputy of tho Minister of the Interior  N.ll.���l.'iuuit horized publication of this advertisement will nut Iib paid for. jj-21-Glu  Canadian Pacific Railway Company.  ALASKA    ROUTE   SAILINGS.  Steamer  Beatrice   sails  April   2nd.  Steamer Amur   sails   April 9th.  Sailing from Skagway 8p.m.  Direct  to Vancouver and Victoria.-     ���  Transport"!'!; by rail or sloamor to Seattle without, extra clnii'i*;!* ,".  o  iVo tfivo riuiok service.     No intermediate calls. "TIT       "O      T~"\  I'oi- rales or iiiforinul.ion apply to      jLJL.     .13.     JL/LI 1J lTj  , Auent. .SlciiKwny.  ��-��-��-3> <$������������ s  USE OUR ADVERTISING  'COLUMNS  Placing before the public  the many advantages of  the district is the object of  i *  This cannot be successfully accomplished without the generous support of  the  business  people and  the residents.  SEND US YOUR SUBSCRIPTION  ED.   SANDS,   Proprietor.  A Strictly   First-Class   Hotel.  Only the .Choicest Wines,  Liquors  and   Cigars used.  DISCOVERY, B. C.  Atlin View  Letterheads  We still have a few  pads left. The only  Letter Paper to use  Vhen you are writing to your friends in  the East.j  To be had at The Claim office.


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