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 fi . i  ��'S'  2P  VOL.      2.  ATLIN. H. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 31, iyoo.  NO. 49.  .; -  ���v.  $) if  '    I      ,  ''fl  I**  F. E. Mcfcely and Co.  niiAUikS in  Paints,  Oils,   Varnishes,' "  Builders' Hardware,  Sash and Doors,  Tinware, Granlteware, Crockery  All kinds of Tinsmith work done. ,.  , Corner of First and Pearl .Street.  BLACKSMITH'S  GOAL. ; ,  J. St. Clair Blaekett abd Co.  IRON STORE, FIRST <ST.  ^ j ���> j  Have the Most Complete Stock in)Atlin.  ' ... iv**!'"'      '  'I  THEIR PRICES ARE RIGHT  FOR ALL CLASSES  OF GOODS.'   ���-     - :  THEY ARE OFFERING  SPECIAL BARGAINS  IN WINTER CLOTHING.  the   latter   ordered    its     removal.  1 ,  The removal took place at an hour  when churchyards usually take a  yawn, but where it was taken to  and what 'happened after that wc  may find out later.  NEW wharf:-  HYDRAULIC   ACTJVJTY.  The Plant for the Wright Creek  Company on 'the Way���Will be  .Ready to Throw Water on the  1.5th of June.  f  Mr. C. Christopher,   the  pioneei  " hydraulic "manager of the district',  ' accompanied b\r his amiable -wife,  returned to Atlin the fore part of  lhe week, Mr. Christopher looks  -well, and it must be a source of  pleasure to the wide circle of friends  of Mrs. Christopher to know that  ibis lad}' comes back to Atlin very  much improved in health. This is  as it should be, for Atlin cannot afford to lose the enterprising woman  who located the" "Chicago" last  ���fall, despite the efforts of Mr. Christopher to fhe contrary, at the corner  ��of Second and- Discovery street, Atlin.  Mr. Christoper speaks in glowing terms of the hydraulic future  of the .district. "This is only the  ���beginning of operations of a syndicate, the ruling spirit of which  will earn for himself the title of the  Cecil Rhodes of the North," he said  lo a Claim man.  The contract for piping has been let  to Armstrong & Morrison of Vancouver. The pipe will belli three  - (diameters, 12, .14 and 16 inches res:  respectively, all hot-rivetted in 16  foot sections, ready to be put in  place when delivered on the ground  ���without delay. The contract calls for  .'all the pipe to be delivered at Skagway not later than 30th April, from  "���whence it will be railroaded to Ben-  t  nett and then shipped to Atlin directly the lakes are navigable. To  obviate all delays from repairs, etc,  .two lines of piping vvill be laid down  parallel with each other. Mr. Christopher'is sanguine about having the  -water turned on by the 15th June,  .and will strain every   nerve to   ac-  ready to commence cutting lumber  by April 3rd.  . The offices of-the company���to  be known as the" Pendugwig Hydraulic-Syndicate���will ,be.,at the  corner of Second and Discovery"  streets the contract,for the same  having been let _this, week. Thej  will adjoin the .present resideuce of  Mr. Christopher on the north. The  dimensions arc ,~i4"*x 247*"and- the"  interior will toe very tastily arranged.  Office room will also 'be found -for  the Atlin Abstract Co., the latter  company's rights, with the usual  paraphernalia, having been purchased by Mr. Christopher since  his arrival. Mr. Hirschfeld vvill be  secretary to the latter  company.  Tenders Are Out for Its Erection at  I the Foot of Lake and Rant. .  I 'The B. A. Corporation are calling  ?for te: defs for the erection of , a  [Whaii, with warehouses,vat the foot  of Rant street. Specifications call  for a wharf 60x40, of substantial  make, on which will be put up a  varehouse 25x33. There will also  Be" erected a bonded warehouse, the  size.61 ' which is not yet determined  upon'. The" wharf- and''bnildings  'will remain the exclusive property  of'the B. A. C. Tenders close on  the* 9th April and they contain the  stipulation that the work be com  pleted by the ist day of May.  GRANTED.  A telegraphic reply to the petition  sent in some time ago to the Yukon  and. White Pass Railway authorities  asking for reduced freights on mining machinei y, was received yesterday and reads as follows:  Skagway, 30th March, 1900.  J." St.   Clair  Blaekett.   Sec.   Atlin  Board of Trade:  Recent petition regarding rate of  two and a quarter cents on mining,  machiuerv granted. Further, have  arranged through rate, Sound Ports  to Atlin, including all charges���sixty seven dollars per ton on mining  machinery.     Letter to follow.  E. C. Hawkins.  AU RF/vOIR.  Mr. Arthur H. Mansfield, who  has been-in charge of the telegraph  department here during the winter,"  left this week to assume a responsible position with-the telegraoh con,-  struction pirty. Mr. Mansfield has  been-14-years in the-servicc-of -the  Canadian Pacific-Railway.*" Whilst  we are glad to know that his removal means promotion, yet we are  very sorry to lose so genial and de-  bonnair a gentleman from the ranks  of Atlin society. Mr. Mansfield  leaves lots of warm friends here  who will be glad to welcome him  back at any time.  .Mr. F.B. Gorrell has assumed the  position of telegraph operator at  Atlin, vice A.r H. Mansfield, prov  moted.1  tions will come off.. , ,  i*  At all events, the new House will  not meet till away late in ,Llie falf,,  and,no beneficial mining legislation  may be looked for this year.' -  The personnel ot'.the, new House,  the speaker, thinks,, will be made up  of two thirds new. men. When asked  if'it   wouhbapply to Cassiar in like  proportion, he.said he did not know.  They are making arrangements  to hold meetings, both hereand iu  Pine, to ascert'im the wishes of the  electors of this portion - of Cassiar,  The dates have not been decided on,  Messrs. Clifford and Irving leave  on their return on Tuesdav.,      .   '  NEMS IN BRIEF.  comulish his point, as the  logs  are  Now that our esteemed contemporary has suspended for' a week  to allow a paternal government to  patch-up their $\\ 200 postoffice buy,  we would advise the' able head of  that paper to take a run around  town and scent tbe meat that carne  into 'Atlin by easy stages last year.  If he should happen along Lake,  a short distance north of Discovery  street, he will find a building wnich  is uot worth "looking into." It  served this week as the comforting  repository for meat that was strong  enough to stand tip alone or draw  freight acro-*i> the   lake.    T7he  resi-  , FUNERAL. '  In accordance with instructions  received from his brother at Victoria,  the mortal remains of the late Capt.'  J. M. Cowper will be interred in the  cemetery to-morrow, Sunday. All  friends of the deceased, and others,  wishing to pay their last tokens of  respect, will please assemble at the  corner of Third and Discovery Sts.  at 1:30 p. m. from whence the funeral cortege will start.  The Mikado mine Rat Portage,  oroduced $14,000 in gold during the  first two weeks,of this month.  The Canadian Patriotic Fund to  date amounts to'$.96,753.56. In a  circular lettei to-day, Mai oh 21st,  Col.-Irwin, honoraiy .secretary of>  the Canadian Patriotic Fund, shows  that 70 applications,for relief have  been received, 69 of which have  been fa\orably, considered. To.the  relief cases on the list the Canadian  Patriotic Fund is* now payingran  amount, of*, about $785 'monthly.  Only, three applications in cases of  death o1 soldiers have been received.  Geo. T. Bertram, M.P. for Centre  Toronto, is dead.  Sir Thomas Lipton has commissioned for another cup  challenger.  Quebec has had a $to,ooo fire,  destro3'ing a block over 100 \ears  old. *  John D. Rockefeller, president of  the Standard Oil Co., has resigned  owing to failing health.  Edison, the inventor, is recovering from a severe illness.  Vancouver building trades' are  out for an eight-hour law.  Seven members of an Indian family at Laketon, Dease Lake, Cassiar  district, were rinurdered by their  fellow-tribesmen on the' -suspicion  of being witches.  -on' cut and the mill   on   the   vard] dents    oi   tnat  ���i-ii.ch .-/-Il hi entirely   4^t   u.j   and   con >lai iwi lo ;  section,   naturally,  -i_   iuthoritias,   .uiJ  OUR REPRESENTATIVES.  C. W. Clifford, and Capt. John  Irving, M. P. P.'s, arrived last  evening and are quartered at the  B. C. Hotel. They are both election bent and are surveying the liy  of the land.  Mr. Clifford looks none the  worse for his onslaught on the now-  famous Alien bill in the House last  session. Politically sp'sakiug, he  sa3*s the country is in a state of  chaos, aud nothing of a definite nature can be ascertained as to when  the elections will come off. ��� The  revision of the voters' lists is a big  question, and until such time as  they are put in shape nothing  will   be known as to \\ heu the elec-  IRISH COMPLIMENTS.  In letter from Frere Carap a corporal iu the Scots Fusiliers, writiug-  to a friend says: "The reason whjr  we have not got the Boers out ��siF  their fortifications is that they havsi  some German , officers with thfiot  that  understand    fortifications;   iv  *  fact we are not only fighting Boer*-;,  but members of every nation in titer  world;even Englishmen areamongsj.  them.     Just  before   the battle the/  Irish Brigade   (fioers  side)  seut c.  note to the Dublin Fusiliers, saying'  they would be glad to get theoppsn-'-  tunity to   wipe   them   (the   DufeEji  Fusiliers) off'the face of the  earth.  But the   note was returned   by  ike  Dublins,   saying  that  they   would,  walk through the Irish   Brigade as  the devil did through AthJo.ie."'  *      -^Miinari-' ���-  W,".". rt^j/* i^'lf-^rlct*"* �����  t��11iri'|������lMIW>*'i* >W��>t hVlMMi'fl  ���*Pif-!����r��lil^   *f"U Vf!"-**-", |l  >t l* jvjiv.*.-1* ��'nb("i *i i,^At^iMiU'^(w��-,^^;ri^^^^suq?K��,:.i  l^ll-  ���;i>  hit  *if  i*<i  SATURDAY,   MARCH 31, 1900.  The   Atlin  Claim.  Published    cvvry    Saturday   moi-niiitf   by  ,   This Ati.in Claim   Pii 11 lis hi no Co.  Oltlof- of publication:  Pi ( 01 il Iii 1 w r< ii '11 aii or mill l'l'in-l Strrets..  AiIviM'tiidiiir i-'iiIps- Hindi, known nn application.  Tin* siubHvri'itloii iirici* is -S-l n your puv-  ablo in advance. Nn pupiw will lio delivered  unlosM tlifsu eoiiiiitliui** itri* complied with.  In'the   great   outside  world  of  commerce and finance every mining  camp struggling for notice and trying to get into intimate  touch with  ' the cash centres which are so essential for its healthy development,  is  judged, first  and   foremost,   by  its  papers.    These permeate  the  civilized world over, and are   the   missionaries which are silently   but  effectively   preaching.    By their general appearance,', lone and   tenor,   is  the camp judged by the great mass  of the people  outside.     It  is   then  all-important that those who  have  the  interests   of   their  locality    at  heart and wish for its advancement���  which means their own-should loyally back up  their ��� local  paper  by  their   subscriptions  aud  advertisements.     The more business put into the paper,   the   more it  will  be  strengthened, and the  better paper  it  will   be. - Everyone  in  business  should  have that fact'notified iu its  columns:     It   will   pay as a temporary measure, and it will  also  pay  in the increased effect <it produces on  outsiders.'     A  lively    paper,    well  stocked with, "ads,"' means a lively  camp,' and outsiders will judge so,  and fe'el more'inclined to come  into  touch with   us.    Many people  are  all the time on the'outlook for business "chances���:say  such   a  one,-a  druggist-,   for instance, picks up an  Atlin paper a'n'd scans-its 'ads.'   He  tninks he has found the long-looked  for chance, buys a  stock   of goods  and comes up, only to find  himself  in a false position;   au'd an  embarrassment to the 'others  who  are  already ih business, but have not used  printers! ink.   We are n'ot making a  point against druggists in particular,  but 'only take  them   for a  case  in  p'oih't, amongst many'others.   Some  "may say���we 'cannot  afford   to  advertise���arid  we an'swer,   that  the  reason you ca'nno't afford to do so Is  that Vou have neglected it previously arid are suffering the  conseq'ueh-  'ces now.    A.man 'may   succeed  in  fishing without bait,  in   running, a  farm without  seed,    in courting  a  girl whilst possessing a wooden leg,  but  he  cannot  successfully   run  a  business without advertising it,   for  "a fat printer .makes a prosperous  community" as -Solomon,   or some  'other  level-headed   proverb sharp,  so tersely and wisely has it.    Verb  mn sapientur.  men whose fathers came from "Eng-  ar,d lo make their fonunes in the-  West, have formed themselves into  a societ\r with a mania for everything English, and they call 'themselves the "Native Sons." The  Native Sons sent a cable to the War  Office volunteering lo go in a body  to South Africa, and the War Office'  cabled: "No use lor Indian scouts."  The Native Sons are thinking of  hunting out a new name.  Business is picking up bravely,  aud the winter of our discontent is  fast melting in the genial thaw of  coming prosperity.    Let it melt.  The Dominion Government has  decided to change the form oTballot.  In future - the simple -white ballot  will be used. , It will contain none  but horizontal lines between the  names of the candidates. The vertical lines dividing the name from  the space of the cross will be done  away with, and there will be two  counterfoils attached to the ballot.  These will each bear the same number, and one will be exhibited, so  that the agents' of the candidates  may see the number. Upon the  marked ballot being returned, the  returning officer will tear off the'  second counterfoil, which will show  whether the ballot was the one giv-  that has been most  at .war" during  the century has- been  Turkey���38  years of it as ' against  62   years   of  peace.  The   second  on   the  list   is  Spain,   with   32' years  of warfare,  not counting her last fatal campaign.  Then comes France with 27   years,  Russia with 24, and' Italy with   23.  Great Britain has had no less   than  21. Germany, not counting Prussia,  follows with  14.  Sweden   with   10,  and Denmark with nine.    Our own  country   during   this century   has  escaped with three foreign-wars, one  civil strife,-Philippine  insurrection',  and,a baker's,dozen of Indian campaigns, the  longest  of which 'was  the       Seminole        war.���Collier's  Weekly.   ' "     .   '  en the voter.  Two little things which thr^w a  deal of light on English character  were mentioned in the cables recently: 'Britain is engaged iu a great  war, in which at least the prestige  of the Empire is at stake, and yet  the Prime Minister whose shoulders  are bearing the weight of it all, is  accused of "cynicism" and light-  heartedness. Writ out, this probably means a cheery meeting of  adversity ��� a superb confidence  in certain British success. The  other "little thing" wras the assembling of the "Legitimists" at this  time of stress to decorate the- statue  of King Charles I.-, in Trafalgar  Square. Imagine this being permitted under the rule of any other  royal house in Europe, andespecially  in a time of war! Yet not even the  slightest interruption to the ceremony  is recorded. Probably the police  were quite ready, if necessary, to  protect these individuals in their  belief that Victoria is not properly  Queen of England. The English  are a great people.  The unexpected protraction of the  Boer war need not alarm Englishmen, since much longer wars have  been fought by them within this  century. Napoleon declared war  against England in May, 1803, the  previous war between the two countries having only terminated by the  treaty of Amiens in October, :8oi.  The war of 1803 lasted till April,  1814. when Paris surrendered totTie  allies, and Napoleon was sent as  prisoner to Elba, where he arrived  on 4th of May. He escaped from  Elba in March 1815, and recommenced the war, which finally . terminated with Napoleon's defeat at   the  ��� ���- ��� ������   -������; -_ .      !battle of Waterloo  ou   the   18th   of  1  ���A .good s*ory co:"i>js fiom   British  June, 18 ������ 5, having lasted nearl)'  12  Human nature has its many  sides.' Soft soap a man in a newspaper and his praises will be long  and loud in favor of the editor. Jab  the pen-of-truth into some of his  ���faults, and he will'goout of his way  to tell anybody who will listen to  him that the editor is no good, and  that his sheet is so punk that he is'  ���afraid fumigation 'will riot save it.  In spite'of this, many papers man-  *age to e>Li.'.t.  OUR OLD FRIEND'S RETURN.  Mr. Mostyn Williams, the, well-  known and popular managing director of the Atlin Lake .Co.,. has  returned to Atlin to develop the  large interests of his company in  this district.' Wre are glad to see  Mr. Williams looking so well and  to hear that he, enjoyed his-protracted stay in the old country. He  had many inducements held out to  him to prolong his absence" from  Atlin. Amongst 'other flattering  offers made to Mr. Williams was  that of a commission in the fine  volunteer' -force' that Britain has  sent out to Table Bay "to . fight the  wily Boer. .    .     -  Mr. Williams will commence .hy:  draulicin'g" Birch . Creek"ass soon as  possible; the necessary plant, which  is a large one, will shortly be in  camp. He will also have to'.protect his rights in certain valuable  mineral claims- on Pine Creek,  above Discovery, which are likely  to be the subject of a legal contest  in thenearfuture.  Mr. Williams had a pleasant journey from Vancouver to Skagway on  the SS. Cutch, which had a long  passenger list. Amongst others,  Mr. Fetherstonhaugh���whom our  readers will remember as being the  foreman in charge of prospecting  work' on Lord Ernest Hamilton's  group . of quartz claims���was on  board. Lord * Hamilton's agents  have sent a five-stamp mill, the  transportation of which is engaging  Mr. Fetherstonhaugh's attention.  ���THE���  Canadian Bank...  ...of Commerce  I, "  Corner Second and Pearl Streets.  GOIID   ASSAYED,'  PURCHASED   Oir'fAKKN   ON  Consignment.  Exchange'sold on- all''the principal points in/Europe, the "United  vStates aud .Canada.'  ASSAY OFFICE ,  ,  IN CONNECTION *"  If OR GOLD DUST ONLY.  BROWNLEE & I0WRY  J. H. Brownlce, P. L. S., D. L. S.     ,  R. C. Lowry, A. M. I. C. E.  Civil and Hydraulic Engineers*  Land Surveyors.   ,  Peari. Street, Atlin, B. C.  Rant & Jones,  r r .."        '     * "   ��  NOTARIES," ;  ,-  MINING BROKERS,  AND  REAL ESTATE AGENTS  Agents  for the Imperial Life Assu "  ranee Co.  ~  Shot-Guns, Rifles, Revolvers and every description of Sporting Goods  at   -  QtihivxUi' 'S-ays khe Montreal Star.  ���&t-'appears -that 'in the City 'of Vic-  Www *t-he.yf.ur*.ger.generation, .young  years. Napoleon was sent as a  prisoner to St. Helena, where   he  died  ���     ON THE BOULEVARD.  As the chef of the B. A. Co:  was doing the grand on our main  thoroughfare last Monday afternoon  in the company's silver mounted  sled, he incautiously turned the  team's heads homeward whilst opposite the Pioneer Bakery, and disembarked. "Jim" and "Billy"  saw their chance for a return to  the piles of turkey legs and wishbones they have "cached" around  their homes and made a break,  lickety split, scattering old men,  maids and chickens in all directions.  Whilst passing, Torn Gregory made  a gallant attempt to arrest the flying sled, but met with an ignominious failure. Toj Much Johnson  tried also and missed ingloriously;  passing Pearl, Dockrill grasped the  situation with a Kitchener glance,  and making a flying jump into the  sled seized the reins and brought  the flying team to a  standstill.    P.  S  TISDALL'S GUN STORE j  1 r -  .   VANCOUVER.  Catalogue mailed on application.  ���*^a��tt2*��c^0*o#a*B**<2*��a*����82*a*  E. L. PILLMAN  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.  TULES  Swiss  EGGERT .  Watchmaker.  Has charge of government instruments.    First street, Atlin.  In  A. H. Cross' .Store.  Comfortably furnished rooms  and excellent board at reduced rates for the winter.  Call aud investigate.  BRITISH HOTEL,  Corner First aud Discovery.  Direct   to   Vancouver  Three   Days  ���in  5TH,  t6T-H    AND  ���EACH  26TH  MONTH.  OF  in  t.S2'i.    The    -Erfrope-311    power ,|S.��� "Ji-m-and Byl-Ly" are dags  A.   H.   BAKER,   Agent,     -  'C. P. 1?. Office, Sfcagw��y.  4  vl  rr*Ka^7jjs?*Ji'itf^  *^u��-����--?33*t�� n;z  A'       Al    *!   '". �����'l    .  kv *  "V  L  , ATLIN.--rlJ.' C.,. SATURDAY-,    MARCH 3a.  m  |l*  I  I?*.  Iff  r'  ft)'  P.  \\  1    '  minm<i  ��� ��������������������*�� ���-�� ���-���^���-���- > ������-*>;���-���-���������-��������� ���-*��>  OLD CHANNEL DIGGINGS ON  PINE.     ���  A (S   (  On  Tuesday  afternoon our mining reporter,   accompanied   by 'Mr.  A.'C.Cross, dog-teamed it out to the  newly-discovered find.    A pleasant  run of two miles covers the distance  from  town.   ,On   arrival, Mr. Mackintosh aud his "assistant, Mr. Mof-  fatt, were found .at the shaft, "cheerfully inclined to give  any  information concerning the new strike. Further afield,   Messrs.   Donnelly and  Scarlett,were contentedly '.plunging  1   along thigh deep  in   siiow,   taking  levels with a transit. -  Overhead the  bright sun was shining and several  squirrels were barking at   us from  the trees;   a  couple  of moths,   the  first of the season,   were-1 flickering  around aud all nature was redolent  of promise of the glad summer time.  On proceeding   to, the   business  of  our visit we found a shaft down  to  a depth of ,'30   feet.    The   upper  8  feet or so is in a. loose  gravel,   too  loose  to   carry   heavy gold;   then  conies 14 feet of- a tough pipe clay,  'which, on being exposed to the sun,  readily  , crumbles   "away.    Underneath this "comes the '.wash dirt,   8  feet.in thickness, then about 1   foot  of cement.containing nothing, after  which, bedroclc. 'The wash dirt is  rndoubtedly���genuine 'bid  channel  'drift, of good  holding consistency,  so much prized by old miners,   and  \ve learned that so far, the whole 8  ���feet averages about io cents  to  the  pan.    There was  about  a  foot  of  water in the b-ttom'when we  were  there, but Mr.   Mackintosh   kindly  descended   and  rooted  out  half a  pan -or so.    This -was washed under  'our inspection and gave up, a   nice  little nugget of 60 cents.  The situation of the new strike is  ���a good one for favorable working.  Water in any quantity can be had  :from Pine creek by only c 1-2 mile  ���of ditching, whilst the dumpjs all  that could be wished. As to the  extent of .the deposit, more shafts  will have to be sunk at different  points to ascertain definitely, but  there is., every reason to believe it is  'Very large. The work will be  vigorously prosecuted .under Mr.  Mackintosh's management. This  same- gentleman - deserves great  credit for his locating of this old  channel, as it evidently is, for the  surface showings that such a thing  exists are by no means very prominent.  larger one at heme.  FROM SPRUCE CREEK.  This office was favored.on Wednesday by a visit from \V, K. Ward  and W. Hall, who have been holding down their, claims on'Spruce  during the winter. ' This ris Mr.  Ward's first visit to Atlin since last  October. 'Hiey have been drifting  all_ winter, rocking occasionally���  enough to pay expenses, and expect to sluice soon,.,confident of  having a   payable1 summer.  The G. E.'O! Prowse Co., 96 below, have worked 6 men all winter,  drifting, but have n��t washed' so  far. They have a large dump of  excellent looking dirt. '    .  * Salter and companions are sluicing  steadily of late and taking out satisfactory returns.  ,' McKinnon and mates, are drifting and- getting pay with rocker.  Will sluice soon.  . Last year's absentees are returning fast and the note of preparation  for-a busj'seasoi. has sounded.  *��� British America Corporation, Dt  .     ATLIN,   B.   C.  LARGEST AND BEST STOCK OF GENERAL  .  MERCHANDISE NORTH OF VANCOUVER..  See our greatly reduced prices on all our winter stock.  See' our prices on groceries.      i       . Ladies' goods a' specialty.  .   - Pine City branch now open,'   '  .  a: h. stracey, <      t archie w. shiels,  Atlin Manager.        ' ' Agent Atlin City.  *lW*U^*l*<W��ifW<^W^  Iii several of the Presbyterian  churches 'yesterday, appeals were,  made for bed clothes and other articles for the Atlin Hospital, which  isconducted by the Rev. Mr. Prin-  gle.���Vancouver World, March 12.  MACHINERY  ARRIVES.  The Sawmill Plant for the Wright  Creek   Hydraulic   Contract   Ar-'  rives  and   Is   On" the  Way   to*"  the Scene of Operations.  Mr. J. Brown, of Brown and Sin  clair, arrived in on Saturday evening"  in  ad\auce of  the, Sawmill   plant,  which made its' appearance the   following   evening   under   charge  of  Dixon Bros.,'who had the' contract  for bringing"it in.    The entire outfit  weighs   9   tons.    Two   of   the  sleighs' contained 3   1-2   tons each,  and the trip from Bennett was made  in 21-2 days, which   constitutes   a  record.    The saw mill is   from   the  Standard' works, ot  Erie,   Pennsylvania, and ��f course   has all the necessary-fittings, belting, etcv There  are two 48 inch  saws  and  one   34  inch cut off. The engine is an AtlaS,  pipe boiler, 50 horse power. Everything is new and first  class  in   all  respects.    The plant was"started for  its scene of operations "on   Surprise  Lake, Tuesday morning,   and,   bar  accidents?,  will be in   position   and  working by the" seventh  of April.  Brown aud Sinclair are  letting   no  grass grow under their feet.  FINE  JOB-,./  PRINTING  AT-  THE  CLAIM*  OFFICE  PINE CITY.  A FINE SHOWING.  Some time ago we mentioned  in  these columns  that  Mr.   Churchill  was meeting with good  success on  his claims on Willow Creek.   From  late information we learn   that  Mr.  Churchill  has six men steadily employed, that no  washing  has   been  done  hitherto,    but    that   enough  nuggets have been picked out *of  the dump to pay all expenses.    Mr.  Churchill   estimates   that   he   has  easily ten thousand  dollar*-,  in   his  dump at lhe present time, with more I opposite   the  being added  daily.    He  exhibited ! Wednesday,  -some nuggets, the largest of which I put in place  The continued spell of fine weather has wakened up Pine City  thoroughly, and everyone there is  now on the qui vive. A large force  of men under the superintendence  of Mr. Van Wart have lately been  putting the big cut leading to Willow Creek; in first class order. A  force of men is also employed clearing the streets of snow. Stores and  hotels are undergoing their spring  cleaning and repairs. Quite a few  parties who have been drifting on  the benches have commenced  sluicing, and are apparently pleased  with results so far. Fresh arrivals  and old campaigners are pouriug  steadily in, and thcoutlook is decidedly of a cheering nature.  The first pole of the  Atlin  aud  Quesnelle telegraph line was put up  Olympic   Hotel   on  The first   wire  was  Thursday.    No  cere-  ^s worth $95,   and  says   he  has  a' monies.  Certificate of Improvements  : War Eagle Mineral Claim.  Situate in the Atlin Lake .Mining: Division of  Cassiar District- Where located: Pino  Creek.     "   "'.  '   >   ( ' *  TAKE NOTICE that I, C. Christopher,'  Free Miners' Certificate. No. BfiiW, intend tt()  clays from date hereof, to apply to the .Mln-  iiif? Recorder for a certificate of improve-1  meats for the purposo of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that, action under'section :17 must be commenced before  the issuance of such certificate of improve-  fmeiits.  Dated this 23rd day of January, 11KK).  .     C. GHRISTOPHE8.  -NOTICE.  Noticp'is hernby yriven that :i()"da*.s after  date I intend to nppl)-to the Chief Commix-  siouer of Lauds and Works lor a speciul licence to'cut and carry uwity timber on and  from the following described laudV hituute  at the north-east end ot 1'aku A .���in, Tajfish  Lake, In Cassiar District, Province of Brit-  i-Ii'Coluinbia: Commenci'iir at u post planted on the lake shore about three and one  half miles north of Taku City; thence follow ins the shore line northerly one hundred  and twenty chains to a post:, thence easterly  forty chains to a post; thence'southerly one  hundred uud twenty ".chains to a post; and  thence westerly forty chains to post of commencement; containing-one thousand acres  more or lens.  C. RACINE.  Dated Victoria, H. C, Feb. 26th, 1P0O.  kAWSON HOTEL,  D  Taku City.  When goiug in  or - out of Atlin call at.The Dawson, and re-,  fresh yourself with good goods  ���liquors and cigars.  T.' Inchcj.ifke,    -    -    Proprietor.  PINE TREE HOTEL.  .DISCOVERY, B. C.  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.  Hkadqoartkrs  i**ok   Lump's Snr.  Louis Lao-kr .Bkkr.  First class Restaurant iu .connection.  A. BURKE,   Manager.  THE    ALASKA   .FLYER  65 hours to Seattle.  "S.S. HUMBOlDr  Due at Skagway  Monday,   fpJril ,9, a BOO.  Leaves Skagway every Tkn Days  for Seattle   and   British   Columbia  ports.    Buy your tickets at the oflke  of Pacific Clipper-Line, Skagway.  W. H. TRIGGS, Agent.  ,* 'i  ^Sisjg^*^-^  w*. n*wnrM��A��r wnttof\ Alt ��W t txtttmert (*3ir -now *��� I ''���'' f'  <���-', i  'r -i  w* -f��i.\ ��.x--^./t    ,r - r\ j   'jij-r:   ,'-'=-sj' -1;,% ��<��� i-T^i- ,,.     <    ^   ,.,,  ���a/i^.*&<   ". *��1ri   irt fflWu.,* *-���..��.  .J.&-HM, k.j.l,*-r-~-* jtf.��- *�����  ��r>y-i(-w.*wKi^��"*^,vr_Ifi j^ia.stur'J',��f,Oju*.-��Jci/s.���<*f-ir^* r*un* tw��i,  ; c*��� {.-rswi**^ Ivf .\.*<n*VkJ.!Vn'j*x:,Ji,*tzZtt><K*i  taa/^jas-'O^WS/'*- \ 'WMIXiySM  ��� r  |."'t ,  V. ���  1 *'   '  IVlir  I ;.�����>-  Hi  hi  ���A;  i t'  ���'*!  I'  W  lift  II-  ,-.-><-  ? - ��--**,-*;  5      TV?  SATURDAY, .MARCH 31-, rg����:.  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Church of Eii|>lnnd services- will be'held  ���it bonier Ti-uinor and Third streets on Sun-'  day ut II a. m. and 7:!lll ji. in.  Mr. Fortin made a trip across the  lake this week. He reports'a large  space cleai of ice in the channel be-  hind Goat '-Island. This was the  first place to show clear water lust  year, but it was fully a'month later  than now.  Mr. Robert Patrick, so well and  favorably known in'Atliii last seas-  soil, came in ou Wednesday. Mr.  Patrick-has a large number ot" mining interests in this section and purposes to give them his personal attention   during  the coming season  Mr. J." H. Brownlee/ proposes  leaving for a visit to .the coast cities  on Monday. He. "will L be accompanied by Miss Eva Brownlee, his  th arm ing* and accomplished little'  daughter. "'We heartily.wish them  *'bon voyage" and a speedy return.  " This is "pent" and you  can   get  Fresh Fish at P. P. Co.'s.  One of the best articles for good  JieaUh is a wholesome loaf of bread  , jit  12 cents, and a first-class meal at  50 cents at the Pioneer Baker}'.  About the first question put a  newcomer is: . "Is your name on  the voters' list?"    If it isn't, it very  ��� soon is, or Mr. Sawer, the worthy  President of the Libera^Conserva-  tive Association will want a 'good  nnd sufficient reason why.  Fresh'Fish fit P. -P. Co ; toc per H>.  We learn from a conversation  villi Mr. W. P. Grant, barrister,  that of our legal friends gracing Atlin last year, Mr. Young is now  on the way in, Mr. McBride will  follow soon���rumor says to stump  the field politically for.a certain  candidate, whilst Mr. Courtney has  gone to While Horse, and will  probably stay there if he considers  the field promising enough.  '  Amongst other arrivals we are  pleased to note that of Mrs. C. Christopher, in greatly enhanced health.  We trust a summer of breezy, brac-  '' ing, beautiful Atlin, with its ozone  laden zephyrs, will complete the  cure. ��  Read,.mark, learn and inwardly  digest our leading article in this  week's issue auent the duties of a  paper to the 'community, and vice  versa. If satisfied with the arguments adduced, then your duty is  clear.    Follow it.  Mr. A. J. O'Neil, of the telegraph  construction party, is being treated  at the Presbyterian Hospital for an  abscess on the chest.  Mr. Billett, manager of the Bank  of Commerce, is on his way in, but  .has taken a side run off to White  Horse, to investigate personally  the  possibilities and potentialities of  that promising  district.     He   will  arrive at Atlin early in the week.  Mr. G. Hayes   and   wife,  of the  Nugget Hotel, Discovery, returned  from   the  coast on   Monday.     Mr.  Hayes said a large number  of per-.  Sons who had  intended  coming in  over   the  \ce   will find  it  difficult  to do so  if the   moderate   weather  continues.  over the premises known as the Atlin Laundry, and fitted the same  with 'modern bathing appliances.  Private apartments for ladies is one  feature in contemplation.  Get your cold cured at Medical Hall.  "Jimmie" Regan arrived in,yesterday with three steers pulling a  load of potatoes and eggs. Jimmie  was en route for Klondyke. but  thinking better of it turned and  made tracks for Atlin. He is wise  in liir generation.  Amoi.gst      the ,. casualties'   'of  the    ,   battle      of      Paarde-berg,  we   notice     as    "slightly   wounded,"   Capt. and Adj. Fras. John de,  Gex, of-thc 33rd   West   Riding  of  York    Regime.it,    (The   Duke  of  Wellington's.)    This distinguished  'officer, is a brother of Mr.   de  Gex,  of the Bank of Commerce here. .'  .  Mr. Mostyu Williams,   representing the Atlin Lake Company, placed  a preliminary order for 31,000 ft. of  lumber with the Atlin Lake Lumber  Company yesterday.    This will 'be  the first installment for   the  Atlin  Lake Company's projected hydraulic mining plant at Birch Creek and  will be teamed up there as soon   as  cut.'  The, Rev. F. L. Stephenson, we  are happy to say, has nearly  recovered from his combined attack of grippe aud erysipelas. The  rev. gentleman will conduct services  as usual to-morrow.  The first rain of the season occurred  yesterday afternoon, Jupiter Pluvius  letting clown a fewdropsas a reminder  that he is still in business at the old  stand.  Godfrey RarcSware go.  ,   -, ������sue  THOS. DUNN cV CO.  SUCCESSORS 'TO  DEALERS   IN  Miners'Supplies,  Builders' Hardware,  Stoves, Tinware, Etc*  tinshop. in\connection.. ,   '    .     - FIRST STREET, ATLIN,"  P. BURNS & CO.,  Wholesale   -   and  CORNKR     FfRKT  *   Retail   -   Butchers*  AND     PlCARL    STREETS. '   '       .  THE GRAND  HOTEL  FINEST. EQUIPPED HOTEL TN THE NORTH-.: , EVERYTHING  ��� CONDUCTED. IN ��� FIRST-CLASS- MANNER:  ���    Rick'&: Hastie, Proprietors; ��� David' Hastik, -Manager.  1    '���' *'       Corner of First and Discovery Streets.1'  ���HANDSOME DONATIONS. -  During the week Mr. J. B. Ch.ar-  leson, accompanied by Mr. J. Y.  Rochester, -superintendent of construction of the telegraph line, paid  a visit to the new Presbyterian Hospital and expressed themselves as  delighted with the institution. Their  admiration took a more substantial  form than mere words, as they presented the hospital with a magnificent "Perfection" cooking, range  and an assortment of kettles and  bake pans, all entirely new. The  nurses are delighted beyond measure  with the gift, as it is entirely ap-  propriate.and furthermore, it is just  what was wanted at the present  juncture. The stove and fittings  are easy value for $100, but not  content with this amount of welldoing, Mr. Charleson made a further donation of $100 in cash, and  a promise of support so long as he  is in busi -.ess connections with the  Atlin district.  be seen by the curious. Mr. Fannin, the Provincial- Naturalist, has  been notified, and the remains will  probably be mounted and placed in  the Provincial Museum. -Ward and  Hall will keep a sharp lookout for  some time, as it, is very 'desirable  that the skeleton should be entire.  The bones.are of immense size, the  tibia, being much larger than; any  elephant's. Our local savaiis. are  much puzzled, many of them being  of, opinion that the remains % are  those of a mastodon, but from our  small knowledge we feel certain  that thevare those of a dinosaurus.  Allin District Board of  Trade.  -Notice* is hereby given that 'a  meeting of the Atlin District Board  of Trade will be' held' in the premises ot the Merchants' Bank.of Hali-  fax'on'Tjhursda}'", '5th April, at 8 p.  m.!"    ������   ���-'������'        - -     ������-   -  By order of the council,  .    '   ,   W. G.,Paxton, Sec.    \  ���   Atlin, B.C., 29th'March, 1900..  PREHISTORIC REMAINS.  ' Whilst Messrs. Ward and Hall  were drifting in their tun -  nel near Spruce ou Thursday  last, they came across a large bone  which immediately arrested rheir  attention. Further excavation soon  brought* to light more specimens,  and it dawned upon them that they  had made a rare pala;ontological  discovery. The skull and one of  the tusks was found, also some ot  the- teeth;   which   had become  de-  Capt. Mahan,' the well .known  author of works on "Sea Power,"  has written for publication a letter  dealing with the attitude of the  Americans towards Great Britain iii  connection with the war in South  Africa. He suggests to bis countrymen the' inadyisability of holding-  public meetings for the purpose of  expressing their views on the war,  -and warns the Americans that pi ob-  lems await in the near future which  makes a good understanding with  England too importantto permit the  creations of an impression that  Americans are all against her. Pie  conchies by declaring that "not only  is the cause of England just, but to  have failed to have upheld it would  have been to fail in national honor."  WANTED. ,  Fifty Men for Construction  of Telegraph Line  FROM.  ATLIN TO TELEGRAPH CREEK.  * Canadians preferred/ Wages from  two dollars per day upward, and  board.  Apply to J. Y.   Rochester,   Supt.  of Construction, Hotel Grand.  Atlin, B. C, March 29, 1900.  / \UEEN REST  AURA.NT,  General Otis is to retire fr:m the  Philippines and will be succeeded  by General McArthur.  Esterhazy intends to return to  Paris and acknowledge the authorship of certain documents  which sent Dreyfus to prison. Hope  they will hang him.  First Street,. Near 'Pearl.  BUST   5OC.   MEAL   IN   ATLIN.  j. tanaka, Prop.  ATLIN BATH HOUSE   AND  LAUNDRY  '   Corner Rant and Lake streets.  Latindrying in all its branches.  Private apartments for ladies.-  c. B. cofvin - PROP.  tached.    Two sleigh   loads  of the  C. B,, Coffin, who has had. charge, collection have been brought   down.  of.the; Principal Bath House a good-  and    deposited  temporarily   -it the  ly ^KiUi'Jn ol' "'"-������ "'ir-tc-. l ..- ;.. ��� -���. ���;-,;" ������"���:iii-':i. offices, "/her4*' Hjev can.  The contrac1" for the cutting of  ties for John Irving's short  line across Taku Portage, has been  awarded to Mr. Olive, Discovery  street.  Mr. Fetherstonhaugh and family arrived yesterday.  Post-office Inspector James is iu  town.  J. Mahrer, of Mahrer & Mead,  came in. on Friday.  Mr. Bloomneld. o��"*Jire City, va.s  ,ui arrival uiwurd.s yesterdi-y.  CENTRAL HOTEL,  First Street,  Atlin.  wines, liquors and cigars.  Highest  Cash   Price Paid eor  Raw   Furs.  I. RIPSTEIN.  FOR  SALE���DOG   TEAM,    3  Fast dogs.    Apply to Archie  Brownlee,  Pearl street.  CLAIMS FOR SALE.  The   "10  to   1," ID below Discovery oir  '   Wright Creek    -S500  The "Alohcfran."   5*1   below on  Spruce  Creek   Undivided ouu-Iiulf interest in '"Little  ���Joe," 1)7 bel��\v on Spruce Creek   Ono-lialf   undivided interest in  Shep-  purd Bench claim, about two  miles  above Discovery on'Pine Creek   500  250  25  These claims must be iuH before May 1st*  11100, as J am {jointc to Nome.   Terms: Ci^li  on delivery of Ji-��ds.  po i'Im-i'.-* solid* d.  Titles cl.-iir.   Co ������res-  ���      \l  M.  I ,,!���    IIM.  ���i.ei.i . .\!:issk��u  ������n  iuiMmii��utmm#im

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