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 mv  m  ill?  ^  /.  CLA  r     i r  I*  VOL.'1 2.  ATLIN, B. ,C, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER, iv ,Sgy. [  NO. 29.  McLennan, Mcfcely and Co.jOFE TO THE WARS  Paints,   Otis,   Varnishes,  Builders' 'Hardware,  Sash and Doors,.  Tinware,, Graniteware,. Crockery  '  * * p  All kinds of" Tinsmith work *d0710.   ' - '      *  - Corner of First and-Pearl Street.  BLACKSMITH'S  COM.  The  B-  C.  Contingent Given  ., Koya!. .^Send-Off.  Mothers   and     Daughters   Walk  .... FRESH   N��W   GOODS   JUST JN -  J. St. Clair Blackett  _  .      ��� Largkst and Ej-:st Si-xkcti*.!) Stoucot  ���t  Groceries, S'hslf.Hardware, Paints'as-fOIls,  /Shoes; Rubber Ooods and Miirers' Supplies.  Pioudly Beside Son and Brother.  ni$:md  IRON"STORE' -  <COR.   iST.-AND   TRAYNOR.  The = Bank = of = British = North - America'  Established in li"'*-"-*.    Inrorporateil bj^ Royal Charter..   s -'  Paid Up Capital    -    -'.-'-    -'-    ---/-    $4,866,666.66  Reserve Fund    .:    ------   --   ..    --  $1,460,000.00  London Office: 3 Clement-- I/jne. Lombard Street, E. *"C.'  -    -- , Head ^ Office -in   Canada:    Montreal.  -   H. STJ1C5.MAN.  General Manager. ,   ,  Branches in all the principal cities of Canada,'and agents in New York,  San Francisco,-Seattle. Taeo-.na, Portland, Spokane, Boston, Chicago Etc.  Gold, dust assaved -awl. purchased at bestrates,   the. bank's assay  office lieing^now" inY>peia'ion*' A general banking business*transacted. "  ,   J.. ANDERSON,  "Manager. Atliu, B. C.  The occasion of. the departure of  ,the British Columbia contingent  for. the Transvaal marks another  liik'.in'history'^ , The scene at Vic-  .cr.a' on the eve of departure' was  one of in'describ'-tble warmth. On _  the march to the wharf, the mothers i  uid daughters forgot the muddy  ���oads���forgot theTr.usual imnassive-  ��� iess and cold reserve--and walked  ..rpuclly beside their sons and brothers andfriends in the ranks, noi  let the tears be seen until the last  asses had been" exchanged, the  iual cheer rang out echoing across  the harbor, and the Victoria continent for tlie Canadian regiment was  ttTto the Transvaal.  The.-.cpniplete ^list^   of-;accented  volunteers from the coast is   as  foJ-  W. H. Stebbings. *     -      ������  "Clark'.William Gamble.  |; ,Henry.Smithe:s~    , ,,\ .-  Ralph W. J.'Leem.in.  John Henry JSomen.  George Neill. - ���   , > -   ,  . ���  James Stewart.    *.,   J  Arthur Carter.  A. Myddleton Wood.  -Frank Dickinson  Seymodi Hastings O'-Deil.  John Todd.n   - _     ./ .. ,  Alexander ,C- Beech.   <.  William Herbert"BieLhour.  Arthur Mnuiuliell.  Joseph R. Northcoit..,   ���  ',  James W. Jones' .      -      <  William lonsulc Scott. -.- ,  Jolin Hercules Dixon.,  btepheri Charles Court. '  ���:} lows:  NEW   QUARTERS. '       ' Lganization  and .equipment  of the |     Capt. Blanchard, Fifth Regiment,  The Merchants Bank   of Halifax   '^blic  School was held iu the hos-1 Canadian    Artillery,    Victoria,    in  pital tent, Monday  afternoon, No\.   command:  ' 5th, 'as previously announced.  M r. Fraser and Mr.   Wells   were j  for   lliem ! voted  chairman   and ,secretary   re- j  on   the  southeast; corner o'f ��� First j spectu*ely-  street and Pearl avenue.    The new  ���the Pioneer" bank of Atlin���has  removed from their.-old quarters on  Discovery street to the new and  elegant structure tweeted  bailding is large and commodious  and in every way an ornament to  the city." The ground-floor" is devoted exclusively to the general  business of the bank, and is handsomely fitted tip. When the painters have finished their \\ork the effect as a whole will bj light and  airy,   yet   withal,   substantial' "and  Moved by Rev. Mr. Pringle, sec-1  ^nded by Mr. Broder, .whereas,   of j  ^he temp'orarv  board   of   Trustees, ���  1  Messrs. Blackett and Cross had  re- J  signed, and Mr. J. H.   Russell  had)  left   the  district,   their resignations j  be accepted and   a  complete board ,  elected.    Carried.  Messrs. J. St.  Clair   Blackett,   J.  PL Brown'ee and I).   S.   McDonald  comfortable. The upper story will | u'ere nominated by Rev. Mr. Prin-  be utilized as quarters for the offi- ��� Sle a<; |l provisional board of trus-  cials and every regard to their, well-l tees ailcl unanimously elected.  being is being caicfully studied. It  speaks volumes for Atlin's business  future when such buildings are  being put up by bank-and business  institutions. Nothing is so sensitive  as capital, sotluil when banks  Some discussion followed as to  the most suitable building in which  to hold the school during the winter. The Board of Trade building  met with general approval, and as  it   can   be  rented   for  a reasonable  are satisfied to go in   on   a   perma-  figure it  will  probably be secured,  nenl basis in'n   comparatively   new'   .The  matter  of better  seats  and  mining   camp,' we can rest'assured  desks was left in abeyance until the  that,   in all human probability, the. change  into     permanent   quarters!  future of that camp will be a bright  was effected,  one.    So mote it be! ;     The meeting then adjourned.  SCPIOOL BOARD.  The    Hon.    Peter   Mitchell   was  The    meeting   called   to  discuss j found dea-I in bed  at   his   hotel   in  matters connected with   nr<*->cr  or-' "Wontie.il  FROM VANCOUVER.  Sergeant J. Moscrop.  Lance Corporal J, J. Sinclair.  Private .N. E. Niebergall.  -  Private A. J. Nie.  Private H.  Bonner.  Private C- Hulchlngs.  Private G'. Wallace.  Private S. O'Brien.  Private W. Jackson.  Private R. Mackie. .  Private S. Harrison.  Private W\ F. Whiteley.  Private H. J. Allen.  Private J. H. Livingstone.  Private P. Greaves.  Private R. McCalmont.  Private C. C. Thompson.  FROM WESTMINSTER.  Corporal G. B. Corbould.  Private W. D. Wallace.  Private J. Porter Mnith.  Private Albert Loiiman.  Private Ottvvay Wilkie.  Private A. Battson.  Private W. H. Brooking.  Private C. Leamy.  FROM VICTORIA.  James 'Anderton.  Fian'-: Pinch-Smiles.  II.'J. D   Andrews.  Cecil Morton Roberts."  F. T. Cornwall.  Amongst the \ ictoria volunteers  \\e notice at Atlin bo>; -Frank Dickinson, "who js well unci favorably'  remembered-by- many here." 1 Heex-  celled as an all-round ' athlete and  took a ; promiuent part in the  Queen's birchday- sports here. We  wish him all good , fortune, i 11 his  perilous and patriotic enterprise.  In   this" connPectioh,. it   may   be  mentioned that   Major'  Vuler  who  took' command of the British forces  at* Clen'coe 'alter Cieii" Symbns was  wounded, .is a'   Canadian,   Quebec  having the honor of being his birthplace. <.Fro:h   the way in which he  smashed   up   tne--'Boers and router!  them it cannot be doubted   that  he  will make a 'big  mark, before  the  war is- over.    From- the   wa\   the  ^colonial sons'of the empire are' ��� rallying, from all'quarters lo 'fight  her  I battles, Confederation is no longer a  ! speculation  but  an  accepted   J'.icL '  I John   Bull and Sous is the name of  the firm from how'on, and donJt let  anyone   forget it   or   liead   on   the  ! tail of- the lion or any of his whelps.  THE OTHER FIGHT.  The   fight   for  the heavy weight  championship of the world came ofl*  at Coney Island on the nighl of the  13rd  before  an   immense  audience.  Both   men were in the pink of condition and confident of .success. The  battle was one of the  most  notable  in  fistic, annals,    victory  inclining  first to one side and then the other.  In the 25th round Jeffries   had   one  ' ol' his gloves accidentally pulled oil"  j and whilst his second was replacing  it Sharkey struck at  him.    A   foul  was claimed' and  allowed  amid  a  scene of the wildest confusion.    Bob  Pitzsimmoas    has   challenged   the  winner.  A sec mcl mail arrived on h'ridav.  James   Trodden left for the coast  on Weduesdav,  a -. *���  &  :*H ft i:  ''4,1'  '���?'<>  M-,r  Ji*i"  --m '*  '?fK-  ATLfNr    W.   C.r   SATURf/AV,    N.^VKMBFR    rr,    rSyy.  ,"���*���  ���n  |:?f  1!  i  'Tin-:   An.in  Claim.  Published   i>vi'i-.\    Siitiinlii}    morning   >��V  Tm: Atmn Ci.aim  I'uhi.imiiwh *3u.  Officii of publication:  Second between Ti-aintir and l'l-m-l Str-eetis-  Advertising rates made know n on application.  - Our subscription pi-Jee is. ->-f a .\i'arr ptty-  ablc in advance. No ixtpev will be-delivered  unless these conditions are complied t\ it'll.  false prophets had' come to pass,  but ��nly a good,, healthy normal  youngster, who promises fair to> be  a credit to us all, and reach a lusty  jnianhwod'. r  In bur late Ottawa despatches we  were' sorry to see it reported that a  well-known   gentleman, lately, from  Atlin   and sojourning in the,capital  *��� 1��I" present, announced that'the gold  - Granted favorable weather  con-i-vl'eId from the district from the mid-  ditions,   the  nights  of   tomorrow, ;��-le ��r August to  the  end   of Sep-  Monday     and    possibly   Tuesday  THE BOER AS A FIGHTER.  He Firs! Picks Out the Officer,  and Afterwards a Button,  tember was two million dollars! The  tendency of small minds is towards  exaggeration. '-We should be sorry  to  classify  this   gentleman   as possessing'-less    than     the   ordinary  amount c'f brain   power,   but   what  other inference can be drawn?    Atlin does not want any weak-minded  well-wisher    to   overpraise  her,   to  not  wauit   any  from  interested  gentlemen   who     make   the   same  breath- adulate her and blow   their  own financial bubble, but  she' does  want all  Atlin citizens who venture  ' The TiitiiSMiul Hour is alwa.vs ready to  tight. He carries a rille on his shoulder and  piece of (�� biltonfr in his pocket, .moehiiig  around over the veldt so thai. i�� a Held cornet gallops up to tell him that war has been  declared he may start' lor the I runt at once,  say*-.the New York Sun.  Prospect ol mi occasii.ui. to use lii--.ri.lle has  ever sent a gleam into the ordinarily dull  eye ol the Boor and uiadi; of him u.ehaiiged  mini. .-Whether the obiuc. be a human being  or a w ild duck matters unit to him, his one  thought burn;; toghrnce along the glfiiiniug  barrel wild hit a small obioct, at a long  range. When he sluTots at a Brit ish'soldier,  therefore, he first e.Mimiues him carefully to  see il he is an olficer, and then picks, out  some pnrticula'r.huttou or conspicuous part  of the uniform on which to rest his sight. He  docs this partly from force of-habit. just as'  lie aims at flip white hrejist of a duck  though it is an unwritten order 'icr lioer  warlare t'rkfll officers or chiefs, if possible.  When tin; captain or commandant sees an  officer it i.s his plan to select six of' the 'best  marksmen available to fire sim-iilltaueoiisl.-i  at him. The higher his rank the better.. * The  mini so carfully selected may be regarded a-.  doomed- .. <"-  To an Aniei;iei*n these-. inetUods mn.\ .sscm  cold-blooded anil cruel, but it must- be remembered thnit the Transvaal burghers hate  the English as they- do the dreaded  black  and  nlwujs  ruinefcs and  .. j red-necks.   There   are-twin explaiintioiisof  from my friends is as   applicable    to I'this, name-   One is "that  when' the English"  cuine to the Cape an old Dutchman  noticed  that whew John Hull got angry he grew red  lier   undoing; does  whole-cloth   varus  should furnish us a scene of celestial  fireworks  such as is only, witnessed  once in a generation,   the  earth   in  her     orbit     passing   through   the  'densest part of the meteoric ring.   .  This occurs only once in 33 years,  and its  periodicity   has' only   been  lately determined  by   astronomers.  ��� 'The  display   on   Nov.   13th, 1833,  was of extraordinary grandeur and  lasted-over * th greater part of the  - night. Multitudes of- people were  certain it was the end of all things;  the negroes in the Southern   States 1  were worked iip to  a   state  of- ex-|into  the outside world to speak the  ceeding    religious   fervor  and   the I truth, and truth only, as far as thev -spiders that infest the couutr  .   trumpof   "de angel Gabriel"   was know it,'and no further.'    ,Saveme1"fa'-0,lloB",Wl wl,,iw ����  momentarily    expected.     Many   a  poor .negro,   aye,   and' white  man  . too, got a scare thatc awful  nightT  and the terrors of the  scene  were  talked of for many years afterward.  The display in 1S66 was finer but  not to be compared iu grandeur with  its   predecessor,   when  it   literally  rained fire.  The spread of education having  done away with superstitious terrors, the exhibition is now looked  forward to with much pleasure and  it is to be hoped that we will be  favored with clear nights. It will  be ��� a pity should cloudy weather  mar the sublimity of the occasion.  Thirty three yeats i.s a long time to  wait for the next display, and prob-  ablyby that _time most of us will  have all the fireworks we can attend  to.  Atlin   to-day as it "was to Job in the  days of old.    Tlie camp is all right  as far as human" knowledge can  foresee, but every man who proclaims to the world things which  are not so, is wittingly or unwittingly the worst enemy the country  has. No structure built on a  foundation of exaggeration- or mendacity can" have lasting.qualities on  the lines so laid down. Away with  such unmanly ways-, to eternal perdition with them  and thrive at all, let us live and  thrive by the abounding grace of  God and our own merits  Iu days of yore, hostelries at  which wines were vended, were  wont to have placed over their  doors a green bush, which, l��> the  initiated, meant that something  good was on tap inside.    From* this'they hring into court!  arose  the  proverb "Gcfjd wine re-!    tpiires    110    bush," . meaning,     of  course,   that   if the   wiue sold was  Some of the lawyers are responsible for some of the lot jumping,  Such grafters should have the riot  act read to them. Any lawyer who  would aid in stealing the home of a  poor man and his family should be  debarred from practicing law Ska-  guay Budget.  What?    Debar    theinf    Oh  Give them, a bonus   for  everv  about the neck. In the Transvaal they say  the name arose when British dragoons, were  quartered there Iroui the red coat collars  which made the uniform conspicuous.  For the English the Boers have, trained  this particular defiance: "If you \\illhu\e  our country, talie it: but it shall be fiver our  boilies and the..ash heeps "of* our propertj  and goods." Paul Krugcr himself is the  author of the oatcliphrase which was embodied In the celebrated third proclamation,  made iu 1SS1, when the British were hectoring the old farmers. It was no idle thi pat or  dramatic bind . Ani nut1 ��lm lm*,-ei'ii tl'i -.e  long-legged, �� e.ixlici'-bearen plains-lien yet  together at a rully bus realized 'nm-criiutel.-i  If we are to live ' t'lat *������"-������> wt>l'M never {rive ii])- their couutr.-.  until all. were \\ iped out���men women and  children.  ^ The  commandant-general   of,   the     Boer  forces is Piet .Joubert, u'raait   (18   yrrjrs- o-ld,  with n.string of militar.t victories extending  over oue-hulf it ceiiturj. 'In "tile history of  , tlte-Ti'.iii-swial he has boruealmost us important a part tiksPuiil Kruger.   Until this present  agitation there existed n^ strong i-iv.ili-j   be-  1 tween,   the   two.   For the   three  successiie  times Ivruger   way-  rfe<!ted   president   by   a  ���airill nidjority over Joubert, and since hoj-  hood  thev have contested neck and neck tor  various honors.    When it conies to fighting  the     Ivngfish,    however,   ths.v  are.   united.  Joubert has loufi been military head   of the  , nation, and is rectvjrni/.ed as the best  tighter  I and tactician in thecouutry.    Heha-s divided  the Transvaal into 17 ili-strict--, .for mobiliza-  ti<m purposes, each  district  beiiif-*  iLiider a  eominandiiiit.   Those  districts are in   t.^irn  subdivided undcM* t:he commands of field cor- |  nets.   While Joubert i.s the couiiiiaiidaut-iu-  ehief,  he still iu.subject to the order  of, the  volkHi'iiad and President ICru-rer, and makes  no important move without their consent.  Tn spite of the   Boers   being:  scattered  all  at j over the Transvaal, the whole nation can  he  Boers that Kriifrer mostly depends. On tlu-i  nijrht tliint the news reached him <>r  the Jameson raid in December. JSilH, theri-  \\ as coiisteruatinii at i'retoria. The tlrstdis-  piitch said thntUlKKl Hjritish troops had crosseiS  the border, liiul then a seroud.'rf.ent. by the  Britis.Ii as adeeo.i, stated that ��hu troops,  were only the Chartered Coinpaii>'s ]ioliee-  makinsr* a sliurt cut. Joubert wanted t��> takt?  cannon'tlmt were in Pretoria mid ��*o out to  meet the invader!*. .  "Oh, no. Piet," said Oom Paul'. "I>oii'�� you  suppose 200 of our old iarmers with theii-  rifles can stop2000 ruiiicks?"  ' i'J'he result proved that Ki-uirov was right.  The w hole force that fonjrli* JuBiesoiK'nniHis-  tod ol 100 men i�� two di\isions Mimnioiiei^'  from the open veldt. Jameson hetran the attack with avtillerj. Tlic'M��K>rv luutrlied ut  this.     ,  "livery man take ton rock" onlej-ed Coni-  nuiindent Cronje, and the r.irmers-dod-jed Imi-  liiiu? i^iyulcs and trees.  '.-���At the-. pro|ier' iiiomeut they advanced in  proper Indian skirmish in two divisions,  opening u deadl'y fire at !i00 yards.*- The re-  liiriners then cut lose with the Maxims, but  tor once the innchriie gnus which had been,  used to mow dow u the Atrieau natives werit  of no avail. The Boers were so scattered  "th"at the.-y evaded the bullets. Jameson finally o|>eucd with a 12 t>*>umler- but Cronje-  told off 20 Boers,to'kill tine t?iinnersr whicl>  they did with precision and accuracy. That  practically ended the tight.  The strength of the Boers as a military  nation lies iu the fact tluit neary every miiip  himself is u general. This man Croiije, ,,-Hhir  captured the raiders, was "not u celebiatedi  warrior,'yet he took hold of the cuiiipiug��  on a moment's notice, mapped out his plans,  ���quickly Ted on Jivjineson untiLheliad liimsur-  rounded. and tlieu"went at him.  Until the last four years, Kruger had taken  noprpeauticMi-s against asiegeo-elyiugentirely   on,  wpeu���warfare.   After-'the Jameson -  raid, however, he began to follow the example of. more    advanced    nations:  The , lirsfr".'.*.  step was to erect forts at Johmitiesbiirg^aucE  Pretoria.   The -former, now reposes ���finder  the brow of a strong  fortification.   There*  are six forts altogether, and they ouimiini! a  broad expanse of country.    Tu these he luul  placed long-runge ride guns of  French anil  German   patterns.,   and   quick-tiringr    gun-*.  He has.-filled    lour   warehoiist-s   and    made-  secret    preparation*,   which    include lonjr  tunnels undenrcafh tlie gold  fields, so   tlin��  the town of   JohauiiPsbiirg can be destroyetf  bv one train of powder, for the motto of the  Boers is. "Rather a ruined country'than  no  country."  ���^���^^'���w**a-*j^j*>4ia-��io^^-^'*^^^  11(0!  case  Shot-Guns, Rifles, Revolvers and every descripr  tion of Sporting, Goods  at "  TISDALL'S 6UN STORE |  VANCOUVER. .j��  Catalogue mailed on ap])licatiou. ,fy  I,IST YOUR  LOTS- A'l"-  Rant & Jones,  THK   DV1CA  TUNMvL.  I.. I). Kinnev, financial aurent  really   p;ood   the   fact   would    gjet I Dvea for"the Chilkoot Tunnel Coni-i l",,iliz,',li" ������"'-- <����� three days,aiiroceeding  i    . ^...     i       -.,   , '   i        "       ; ".,'., , ' which probably cannot be duplicated by anv  known by its own memts and so re- j pany   was  m  the   city  yesterday, , other cuntry.  This is possible owing-to the  quire no advertisement.    We Uiiuk Isays the AhLskan of the  25th,   and ! "���-������������'���<'<'<-'''*<"��''te<iuipinent in light inarching  j      'A       ��i     , 1     '11 i-_ ��.       r -l j order.   The moment that Kruger decides  to  delare   war   Joubert, either   tetegraphs   or  this venerable ad'ajje-is ctfually applicable lo mining camps,, and to  none more so than our own. Introduced to the world with a deafening" blare of trumpets, -blown by  interested' parties, as the new  Utopia, the rival of Klondyke, the  Poor Man's Paradise and so on, ad  nauseam, the nursling was ushered  into, existence so heavily handicapped, that it is only by its inherent  vitality that it now exists at all.  The youngster then .born was not  an abnormality, as it would have  been if all "Uig vaUcuiiatious. uf the  -���aid    that    at    the    first   of   next  sends relays of messengers t�� each cominau-  dnnt.   This ofticer promptly notilles* several  field cornets in his   district,   and   the   latter  .   either dispatch their assistant.-,,  who gallop  ,.       -. . .    .       ,, ,   ,.       I here and  there on  the veldt sounding the  plies-.have l)CCn Hfeilt tO    the    Station l���J���rm. or else makes bonfires   at   i.igntand  mouth the:, company will have 20  men working on the- ttinnel. He  says   r^   tons*"* uf commissary   sup-  the* pre-arranged  OLDEST  KSTA13USHKD  BROKKRvS  OF ATLIN.  Agents for the John Irving Na-  gation Company.  .'   ��� Pjvaki. St., Atmn, \\. C.  ALASKA    FLYER  hours to Seattle.  at the liuriref entrance, and that the ! ".il,","i-.'������'Sl,,(-k" '"' ������">'  company expectethat with   all    this j *T?ro��n ��'il��H-Hi,��rIieti... ill-kept lazy drcam-  Oll   hand irt_ will be enabled to conti-1tM"tl,e n,)PV is tl"-'" truiisformed into uquick  ,_ ,. c       ,   \.    ' wititrerl, eiiiining and energetic- being.   The!  line work" regardle.-S    a   whether   a.' Transvaal l.i.i^J.rr. indeed is a niost peculiar !  blockade Should  .shut the* men ill or iP"��nl>iimtKin ��if-phlegmatic Duteiman and a'  "fwildly excited Latin. On th'e veldt he will  ��� loaf around in the sun and only move to reload his. pipe, fn the Ruail chambers the ser-  ?��  not. The jxick train is still making  daily trips to the tunnel approach.  Work is being done on a wliiu-f a.t  Dyea which will cost, $r2,ooo! to  compleUi.  ���reauf-nt'-arni.s oftentimes is unable to inafu-  tain   order.   The   meuibers     leap    around,,  ^throwing tlwir arms, shout and curry on like  auaii'liiisti^.  L|. iis.��iiu. -dti!   liUli-.-.   of   these   1-1LI   i-hiiiiLi:^-!  THK  " S, S^ HUMBOLDT  Due at Skagway  Thursday, Nov,. 16, 1899m.  Leaves Skagway even- Ti-;nt J )a vs  for Seattle- ai\d   British   Columbia  ports.    Buy your tickets at the office  of Pacific Clipper Line.-. Skagway'  W. H. TRIGGS, Agent.  .1  M  < ,4  11  -Iff  a  ��'���-  �����  m  .-I  -\  u  f  \m  -^i,^IJrtaT(MW*iWWf-;kW-<J1i��K*J^?*��-4tfWW'vrft"^^^ '^.:  i  I  AT-LIX,    H.  C,    SATURDAY.     NOVEMBER    it,    1899.,  *  %  2,000 DEAD.  ' 1 , r  Tbc Boers Muster Out Two  British Regiment*.  Maf ekiiMj Hemmed Id and  r t > '"J  Surrender Expected*  London, Oct. 31.���Despatches  from" Gen. Whitet commanding  British, forces at Ladysmith report  the Royal Irish Fusileers, Gloucestershire and Mounted Battery surrounded   in   the hills by Boers, 'and  after losing heavily were obliged to  ���surrender. ,,    .  Gen. White says that a man from  the Fusiliers.came in under a flag  of truce.with a letter from sunivors  ��� of the - column   who > asked  sistance to bury their dead.  -for  as--  Full  extent ' of disaster  not yet. complete  and the Boers are masters'  acknowledged, if known at the war  office.' The loss and effect must be  appalling to Gen. -White, who is  practically surrounded.  Two of the finest Biitisht-regi-  ments and mule battery deducted  -from Ladysmith 'garrison weakens  it about one-fifth of its total strength  and alters the whole scheme very'  materially in favor of the Boers,.  who have again shown themselves  strong fighters of no mean order.    ���  The disaster cost the British from  1500 to 2000 men and 6-scven  pound screw,guns,--and. as the Boer  artillery is already stronger' than  imagined, the captured guns will  be a great help to the Boers.  Gen. White manfullv accents re-j  sponsibility for the disaster, which !  was at least parlh due to scamper-1  ing mules- with 'gun;-*.  Loudon.^Oct. 35���A "special from 1  Ladysmith says:    "The Boers fared!  82 non-commissioned officers and  men of the Dublin Fusiliers missing.  This indicates the Boers captured  as many r;usiliers as they did Hussars.  Tt. is -reported -there are 6,000  Boers around Kimberly and all  roads strictly patrolled. ' Stcries of  Boer victories have spread rapidly,  along tlie western'border and over  half'the Dutch residents of Bechua-  naland,-and Griqualand will join  the Boers.  ' The  investment ol  Ladvsmitli is  British America Corporation ��1 f  ,  AT1H,    B.   C.  Hl(AM*IJi:s   A'J    lh��-il)N,   llj'.NKk'I I, SKMUHk',   WhIII.   I1oII.sK,   PlNIZ  CliKM*..  The onlv complete stock ol  \  '     GROCERIES1 AND   DRY   GOODS  /"       ' ' fn the Cit.-i.  Ladies'.Goods a Specialty. o  '    New Line of Ladies' and Gent's Boots and Shoes Just Arrived.  Oulj highest class of goods iu stock at lowest prices in tlie/sity. r Inspect ion united.  of the Pietermaritzburg and Durban  Railways.  Mafeking closely hemmed in b\  Boers and surrender is hourly expected.  ~ The    Free    Slates   have   seized  -i  Colesberg. j  The    British     Government   has j  called out  such   larare   numbers   of  reseryes that it is generally thought  the continental powers  will   try  to  interfere.  The disaster at Ladysmith caused  consternation     in     Gloucestershire  and" in the North of Ireland, where'  captured   regiments were recruited.  Many homes are already mourning.  The 'retreat 'of   the   Boers   last  ��� Monday looks like a ruse   to  draw  i Gen. White into a hilly country.  j     Admiral   Schley's  squadron   has  ! been   ordered   to  South   Africa   at  1 once.  The captured officers embrace   i  LUCK DISK POOMiOO ANT.  *  Mei r Kruger io- ovcited, J  And I told der reason vy:  !).>t Shamberlaiii iusoolt him  Yen he slimolf hi in in der e.\e.  So he loud him oop his V'tiuser  l-*or to shoot der Knglish dead,  Yaw ! Id uger. he vos sillier from  Her s\ elliu'iu fler head.  llerr Kruger. lie vos president,  Und yoo>t der same as king:  So \en dey t.illv upon his corns   >  Ho s\ ears like out ting.  He loodn't stop ter listen ter  Oe speech \ot Milner made;  Y.u\ ! Kruger sutler krent].-, Ir< in  Uer swelliii' in der head. -  Herr Kruger, like dei pooldog ant,  Vos med and vont der foighf;      ' ',  Und Sclii-eincr'suj , "Ko in, old in,m,  A'e sthick ter j ou all right." t  So Kruger tink der Boorish prown  Till once more licit der red:  Der grow th w as apiiormal of  Der siellin' iu der head.  So dot is \.\ Herr Kroger now  .. .. ���  lie kerrj on so l*\eer, '  Und stemp apout der Trnusiaul  Till he sphill his 1 iger peer. '  Soom da.*.- ten mooch o.\cite<l, lie  ViJI mpli clem lingli-.li me.I,    ,  Uud de- send him out a boultiec for  Dei- s\elliu' in der head. ,  BROWNLEE & LOWRY  .1. II. Bra valee, P. I. S��� D. L. S.  d   R.'C. Lowry, A. M. I. C. E.  Civil and Hydraulic Engineers,  ���    .Land Surveyors.  Pkari   Stkjskt,  Ati.in, B. C.  ���HPHE NORTHERN, HOTEL,  JL FIRST STKJilCT.    "  The biggest house in Atliu.  Everything first-class.  Thagard   &r..VTurney,   Proprietors.  "PRINCIPAL   BATH    HOUSE  AND   LAUNDRY.  Best   Equipped   Establishment  I"     "in Atlin. ' f "  Lake Street,  near'Sawmill.  - WIRELESSTELEGRAPHY.     ',  Marconi   wireless telegraphy sue- j  cessfully tested b\ the  war  depart; i  meat.    Messages between two warships in motion"29 miles  apart,   resulted in complete satisfaction Nov.  2nd.  Choynski defeated   O'Donnell   at  on   the   2nd   in "the   5th  Chicago  round.  colonel,   fi   majors.   4  captains,- 23 ]  1 lieutenants and'1 chaplain. '  British  America  Corp.,   LcL  HOTEL,  ATLIN    -   -   -   -   U. C.  Clean liifou, spring beds, choicest selection  of cigars and  liquor-,  north of Vancouver.  Rates \er.\ moderate.  TULES   EGGERT'  -    S_\viss   Watciimakur.  Has charge of government instruments.    First street,' Atlin.  In *A. S. Cross' J-store.  Direct   ~to    Vancouver   in  -"   Three "Days  ss. cuTcn  5TH,  16TH    AND    26TH  ���JiACH   MONTH.  OF,  badly -during theengngemeiit. Some  state their loss at from 900 to 1,000  killed and wounded."                         | ��    T  Another   Latlvsmi.h despatch   of|          JKI-FRIKS-SHARKEY. E. L.  the   same   Hate    sajs:    -A   battle.     New York, Oct. ^.-Everything, ."  is  progressing   at   the fi.nl nfUma-|,s ���-" shape for the  big   light.    Jef-J Embalmmr  bandonado, a few mile-, from Lady-1 fries   ha* relaxed   training  and   is |Third*aiid Discovery/   Atlin, B. Q.  cmitli      4c\-pi-il shplls flniniierl iti'tri' taking a rest.     He   is   confident   of] .,.- . ������  " ,,,,���,.                   . ,  Smilll.      -T>C\CI.ll. Miens mwppeu uuo                �� Bodies bmhiilmed for Shipmoiita Specialty  town.                                                     (Winning.    -Money  is   being  placed | -orders on short notice.  A.   H.   BAKER,   Agent,  '     C. R. R. Office. Skagway.  ���A   1TKEN & STRANAHAN.  Painticks.  I  I Neat and artistic signs at reasonable rates.  The uvir office  He  is  confide'nt  of  -Money  is -being  placed  Jeffries   has  #3,000   tip   on  j even.  1 himself.    Sharkev is also  in   o-ood  Loudon, N'nv. :  has no information   of anv   lurther; ."."    " "* ���"."   "   "       |  .     ,    r    ,        -.r      tt���       condition, and savs he will   put   up'  engagement at   LaQjsmith.    How-] ' - .  ��� .  * J  .1        1 . ���~.~, ���*    ^ *,: �� 1       the  best  light ever made iu a ring. '  ever,   the    department    received   a; & . &  despatch lo-diiy   staling  that  Gen  All kinds of  Funeral .Supplies at reason  1 able rates.  ��� ���a  White   was  well and  holding position.  Twenty British dead and 100  wounded have b.-en counted on the  scene of Monday's disaster, while  #50 prisoners were sent to Pretoria.  Another list of casualties was issued  by the Wat Officr* to day.     It gives-  HOBART DYrNG.  New York, Oct. 31,���Vice-President Hobart is dying -in  Washington after a short and severe  ilihipss.  When in Atlin stop  .  . at the .  .  OLYMPIC HOTE'I  ��� First  Street.  -V  DOUBLE TRACK.  The   0.  P. R. announce their intention   of building a double track  from Vancouver to Montreal.  ! Hkadquartkk.-s  fot-i   Lkmi-'s St.  1 "*  I' Lours Lacjkr Bkijk.  THE KOOTENAY...  .   "   BAR  ELEGANTLY FURNfSE1)  BACHELOR APARTMENTS.  Rooms with Brussels carpets,  a stove in each, and all accessories-."  Billiard and Pool Tables.  JACK   BYRON,    Prop.  First class Restaurant in connection.  A. BURKE-.   Manager.  PINE TREE HOTEL.  1   . '������  j     t        DISCOVERY, B. -C.  ;: When.ynu come to Discovery take  shelter under the tree.  1 Finest of liquors.     Goo>d -Ktabliug. i  .\TLIN,    I!.   C,   SATURDAY,     NOVEMBER    rr;    ttfy</.  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.J skirls of the city."    This property is         ' . under bond for a. good round figure  to Lord   Ernest   Hamilton,   and   it  St. A inliC'W \ I'l-HslijIi'i-inu ehii i oh Fioli! si-r  ���.iceu iu the A i i-tic lirof hi-rliood Hull. Second  mi-pht. henveen Trainor und Pearl, 'in Stin-  day at. I!):W1 a. in.and 7:.M p.in. Siind.iy school  at '1:'.V) p.m. Kev.John L'riiigli-, M. A... rniui-tei-.  Climr-li ol Ivuglrmil **i-rvice. will tie held  ��t corner Trainor and Third streets mi r-'mi-  dny at 11::'.') a. m. and 7:H-l p.m.  The time of the sleighing of dogs  is come, and the sound of   "mush"  ��� is- heard -in   the    laud.- -Solomon,  slightly improved.     ' ���'  One of the brst articles   for good  ,- health is a wholesome loaf of bread  at 12 cents.', and a 'first class meal at  ��� -50 cents ai the Pioneer Bakery.  The Atlin jail lias been devoid  , of a tenant for ��-"onifc lime past. The  e-jld weather is drawing on -ipacs  and cut firewood i.s pelting scarce.  Now then gentlemen, don't all  speak at once.  On Tuesday afi.eni.ion Mr. Frank  .Vinnegan keeled -.jver on the veran-  day'ofthe Kooieuay Hotel in an  epileptic fit. He. was fortunately  noticed by Messrs. Cameron' and  Wollcston,' who promptly ran to  his assistance and carried hiin iutw"  the hotel.  Gallant Captain joseuh B. Cogh-  liu,' who icainmanded the cruiser  Raleigh in" the battle of Manila,  . and* vvhd*created so much comment  by.recitihg A. M. R. GortloiCs  Poem '' Hoch der Kaiser ' * . at, a'  New York dinner, on the ������occasion  of his reception after- his return  from the .Philippines, left Chicago  011 the 14th .insi.. {'of Sitka, where  lie goes to take charge of the light  iio'-ise district.of Alaska.  The weekly  efforts of the Arctic  Biotherhood to provide amusement  ,  for a long winter's evening arc high1'  ly appreciated and   are  most  com-  ���" mendable. Their' programme for  next- Prida}- evening calls for a  genuine '-black face minstrel show,  end men, bones, Massa Johnson  and all. Quite a number of ladies  -,vill also take pari, including the  l:.-dic-s"   quarteUe   <-hib     That  the  ��� '.entertainment    will   be  a   howling  'success   and   all   the   town and his  wile attend it goes without saying.  .The first evidences of. the* com-,  pletion of the trail from. Log Cabin  to Taku City was shown nw Wednesday, when J. Mac'i'lH-rsou-eame  iu with four sack:-; of mail matter  from Log 'Cabin. .The trail, he  said, wa<*- bad^-and a goodly portion  of it will never be used, especially  around Otter Lake. .That portion  from Log Cabin to- the vicinity of  Teepe needs staking up very badly,  aiKl  is- coufidiMitly anticipated that she  will show up well as depth is attained.    The surface   uie  is  much  <  the same quality as that of the Anaconda group, and prospect1--; <\f -mc-  ces-i are first-class.   ���  CONCERT AND SOIREE.  The"  first    winter   concert   and  soiree  of the   Presbyterian   church  was given hi the, A.   B.   Hal!   last  ^veiling  and was   a  splendid  success.    The  recitations   were  good,  the songs tarter, whilst the provender t section ��� was   what  we   would  call "real   hospilality."    Wheie all  did   so  well    it   would   take   more  ���space than we  can spare t:o criticize  in detail.    Judge Fry   was   an   admirable chairman and all went merry as a marriage  bell.     Dr. Lewis'  recitations ,weie   full   of   dramatic  force ami pu-'siou and  reminded   ns  of Booth, as seen through the other  end  of the  telescope.    The   Revs.  Pringle   and    Stephenson   demon-  strated^ t*>  the-  satisfaction   of   all  how much the   opera stage   would  have  lost if they bad gone upon it.  If the.following concerts  can   be  kept up to the high level of that of  last evening, ihen  vv.e   have   ninny  enjoyable winter evenings ahead.  -Till-  Merchants Bank of Halifax  LN'OOKPOKATI-n    1m��i.  Paid Ui* Cai-itai.  RjiPT ������-  '-   -   -----  -      -      $2,000,000.00  -' :J $1,250,006:00"  Gold'  Dust   assayed   and  A   general   Banking  business, transacted.  ' '-   purchased. -   , -  p   Drafts issued and money transferred to any part-of the world.  The Ffz'st Bank Vo O/xen in Atlsn.  W.  A.'SPENCER  "' -    -     -     Manager Atlin  Branch.  *  P. BURNS #. CO.,  Wholesale   -   and  *-*���  COKXKR     PlUST  -   Retail   -   Butchers.  ,\.VI)  -Vkaki,   Stukhts.  Bmlders* Hardware, Miners' Supplies,  Tinware,  r      Qraniteware,  Et&r, Etc  '-'   --       TiNSHOP   IN 'CONNECTION. '    '       '   -������  UNGAVALAND.  THOS. O-U.NN  & CO. (Linjited.;  FIRST STREET  ATLIN, B.C.  A New- Klondike, and One "Richer  in 'Diversified Minerals  ��� "Ungavaland, a -region as desolate and unknown as the Klondike ,'  was four years ago,, has just been  penetrated by a ,party of prospectors, headed by newspapermen of  this region." says.a Fort Francis,  Out., despatch, under date of September 20, "and consisting for the  most part of men representing a  wealthy Boston syndicate.  "From their representations and  frQin statements by a member of the  Canadian geological survey,, whom  ''they found iu that region,'.they have  THE GRAND  HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  ���      CONDUCTED TN   FIRST-CLASS  MANNER.  Kick- & Hastu-2,  Fropiuktors:    David'Hastik, Manager..  Curlier of First ami -Discovery Streets*. f  run into a new Klondike,  and   one -eutlin(r ties- for  richer in. diversified minerals,. of  larger extent and easier to reach,  as compared with the Yukon.  "About a year ago J. Osborne,  an editor of that region, becanae the  possessor of a diary that had been  'the records of an old Hudson  Bay Company's employe. He was  astonished.,tq find it told eireum-  Istantially of the discovery of mineral; deposits on   the  eastern   shore  Judge David'L. Fry. the veteran  -soldier, journalist and jurist, well-  known in our midst." who has been  in Atliu this summer, is in Bennett  :this week. The judge will, in "all  probability., secure same big tie-  making contracts from the railroad  'company, which will keep him  Ibusy until early spring, when he  starts for Cape Nome. ���Bennett  Sun.  The Sun is in error.    He   i.s   not  rived from Atlin. He speaks in  glowing terms of the prospects of  Atlin as a permanent mining camp'.  He estimates the output of this season from August r to September 15  as 52.000,000.  TWO WRECKS."  -  The steamer Olive   May,   of the  Bennett Lake &. Klondike   Navigation Company's fleet, struck a rock  ofTTagish, and sank,   the  steamer  anv  narrow-bedded ��� Stnitton became jammed in the  ice  ture has  l>een successful far bevond  It   wil.l 'be impossible to follow this [of  Hudson- Bay. north from Whale [bis expecl.ltio���s, and he will live iu |  unless  some'guide   fa  afforded   to'river, in what-is known as Engava  travellers.     "And  now  is the time j laud, one <���*.<" the lust-_remaining   unto mend it," said   Mr.   Mc-Pheison. I explored   tract--,  of the North A in-  northern road. , He is merely lay-1 IO�� miles this side of Dawson, and  ing cord wood sticks next to the air \ was crushed so she is . a total loss,  hole in a 20-inch air-tight, money-; **o passengers were lost on, either  devouring, iiickle-would-like-to-be-jcrafl- :uul lhose nn the Stratton  plater! stove that adorns the. Globe i were ��"'ed with great difficulty.'  office in this camp of camps. |    -^lie Slatton was bound bown the    ��� river with passengers and a general  .Harrv    Cowan,   of    the   Claim. !<^go.including pouches of mail  came to   Bennett   last   Monday   on  the   Gleaner.     His newspaper ven-  . and a lot of express matter, which is  ���said to have been lost, with the  ! vessel.  crican continent.    Mr*. Osborne had  affluence during the.winter  nett Sun.  -Ben-  THE'VERN MINI-.  We understand from die l>cst authority that our enterprising knight  of the. hammer, Mr. T. Gregory,  will put a. force of men to work next  week to develop the; Wrn mine,  which is s-iutated.chwe. to  the:- out- :'nion qtfi^es -it Ottawa  The fire bell on top of McLennan,  i & McFeely's store, will indicate noon  ;on each week day by eight strokes.  Wonder he had  any -'affluence" : Mr.   Jules Eggert kindly attends to  eft after his   trip   on the   Gleaner, j the striking.  ! no difficult-, in inducing' Boston'  capitalists to provide funds to equip;  an expedition to. explore for* the'  mineral fields.    ?'he. party   discov-v  ered mineral, as expected, and. they j ]Kitcli. Oct. 1.    Considerable interest,1  'now   fiftve filed plaiiws at the l)ov.n- is ttuuiifested iu a   published  inter-'  jVV&w ViivU J- VI.   Russsell, just  ar {  IN OTTAWA.  The  following is an Ottawa* des-  Comfortably furnished rooms  and. excellent board at reduced rates for. the winter.  Call and investigate.  BRITISH  HOTEL.  Cornet l'u\sl and Discovery.  ,~ll  -J  -1  '��  ii  I  M

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