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 NMg} , '  "tf  I  IP  -��f  CLAIM.  VOL/ 2.  ,ATLIN,    B. C,   SATURDAY,'! NOVEMBER,    25.    1899.  NO.-31.  -  , -1  A  McLennan, McFeely and Co.  Paints,  Oils,   Varnishes,  '"*.-,.";   1     ,        Builders' Hardware,  Sash and Boors,  Tinware, Graniteware, Crockery,  -   - ���  ���* ' * *  , All kinds of Tinsmith ^ work'done. - -���        ' _ ' '    ' b ]  Corner of First and Pearl Street.  BLACKSMITH'S  GOAL.  ....FRESH   NEW   GOODS   JUST   IN... .  J. M. Clair Blackett and Co.  I/AKGKST  AND  BKST  SKLUCTIvD  STOCK  OK* K  Groceries, Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils, Boots and  Shoes, Rubber floods and Miners' Supplies.  IRON -STORK ����� -   '-.'���-    -.   -.   -    -   'COR.r   1 STRAND  TRAYNOR.'  BRILLIANT, SORTIE  By Colonel Baden Powell's Men  at Mafeking.  The Canadian Contingent Passes  Cape Verde Islands All Well,  The -Bank - of = British = North = America  Kstulilivhed in 18HI!.   Incorporated bj Royul Charter.'  Paid Ui- Capital --    -    -    -   $4,866,666.66  Rkskrvb Fund - ,$1,460,000.00 ,  London Office: 3 Clements Lane, Lombard Street, E. C.  .;    ' "       Head   Office  in   Canada:    Montreal.  - H. vStikkman,  General Manager.  Branches in all the principal cities of Canada, and agents in New Yprk,:  San Francisco, .Seattle, Tacoma, Portland, Spokane, Boston, Chicago. Etc.  Gold dust assa\ed and  purchased at-best rates,., the "bank's assay  office" being' ribw* in, operation.,, A general banking business transacted.  ' '   * J. ANDERSON,   Manager, Atlin, B. G.  WHAT THE FRENCH THINK.  New  York,  Nov. 6.---The Paris  correspondent of the Tribune says:  "The    popular-sympathy  for the  Boers   is  taking   a  practical shape  under "the direction   of numerous  committees, *��� foremost among which  . is the Societes des Dames Francaise  in the Rue Michel   Auge,   and  the  Dutch committee  ot   No.   21   Rue  Artois,, whose.efforts  are confined  . to legitimate aid  for the  wounded  and the accumulation   of funds  for  the widows and orphans.   Subscriptions for these in two days amounted   to   more  than'"--i 00,000 francs,  among the donors being the former  chiefs of the   Dreyfus  prosecution,  who   now clamor   for    war   with  England.'    Recruiting  offices  have  been clandestinely   opened,   and  a  French legion is in process  of formation.    Uniforms and equipments  are to be furnished by -.partisan  establishments.    The Gau-lois has   a  permanent "Rubrec per les Bores,"  and the  editors  in'   Drumont's  Libre Parole and Millevoye's  Patrie,  fairly  boil o\ er with   fury  against  England-and their papos contain libellous  and disgusting personal attacks against the Royal family. The  Libre Parole winds up with the following    paragraph:     "The  heroic  Marchand must repeat to himself:  'Had I not been abandoned b\* my  cowardly government, I, at Fasho-  da, with my French soldiers, might  have put to rout Kitchener's troops,  just as Joubert, with His Boer pea-c  sants put to flight les Goddam fan-  farons of Gen. White."  Montreal, Na>v. t8.���Viau Frere's  biscuit and candy factory was destroyed by fire this morning. Loss  $500,000.  Kamloops, B. C, Nov. 17.���The  Canadian Pacific Railway is surveying a line through Nicola valley  to connect the 'Crow's' Nest line  with the main line at Spence's  Bridge.  New York, Nov. 17.���Speaking  about W. J. Bryan's chances for  the Democratic nomination for the  presidency, Senator Jones of Nevada states: "Wm. J. Bryan is a much  stronger man -to-day before the people than he was three years ago.  His own state Nebraska has given  him wonderful endorsement. Nothing can stop his re-nomination and  he will be elected."  Ex-Premier    Turner   arrived  in  Vancouver from * London,   Nov.   3  and immediately proceeded to  Victoria      He    was  accompanied   by  Mrs. Turner.  Sj-ei-ial despatches,to Thk Claim.  London,   Nov. "17.���Col.   Baden  Powell    played  a   trump .card, by  vj sending    out    Capt.   Fitz-Clarence  Ij'vvith a,small party   under cover  of  \ darkness to worry   Boer  occupants  |i of trenches who Jiad constructed a  succession of earth works in eschelon.  The little force stole out' silently   in  the darkness;   no shot was fired, no  bugle sounded.    The men with .fixed bayonets,   creeping' slowly .and  stealthily' toward    the   chief   Boer  position,    as   ;they    closed    iu  on  the enemy there was a shrill screech.  It was Fitz:Clarence's  whistle,   the  understood   signal   for   a   change,  when with one ringing.cheer which  the-    camp -   caught      up,      the  party   , dashed  into     the    trenches.     There "was    a    short   sharp  struggle, the attacking party catching -the    en em 3-   unprepared   and  ba3*onettiug the Boers withfrightful  slaughter    under ' the    tarpaulins,  where the3' crouched with agonizing  cries for  merc\\    As "this  ghisth*  and fearful scene was being enacted  the   British sending  the- bayonets  home  with lightning rapidity there  being no systematic .return  fire,   a  perfect hail storm of bullets poured  in from  the   Boer  trenches. iu   the  rear. Again was  heard   Clarence's  whistle, it  meant cease  firing and  scatter homeward.   The British immediately scattered,   creeping  back  in the darkness  to their rendezvous  under a terrific hail of bullets  from  the Boer camp.   The roll was called  and the  men  marched   into  camp  with slight loss.  Col. Baden Powell personalh-  congratulated the men upon their  splendid work. Estimated Boer  loss is placed  at 100 killed and 150  wounded.  The Boers continued shelling all  night at intervals with little dam.  age.  Baden Powell announces that he  will hold Mafeking until reinforcements arrive.  London, Nov. 17. ��� The Admiralty has engaged the fast steamers Gault, Norman, Doune Castle  and Avondale Castle to embark 10,-  000   men   at So.itharmtoii  for  the  Cape.      ��� >* '  ��� London,-Nov. 17.���A' despatch  dated Kimb'erh* 10, reports that our  'artillers*, are shelling 'the' Boers." ~~" So  far no damage has been done to the  townby'the Boers.,,, ,  London, Nov. 17.���Reports received via Lorenzo Marques, .sa\'ing  that General Joubert was* killed, in  action on the 9th, near.Lad\'smith,"  lacks confirmation, at the war of-  fice.       ,,      . . \  Durban, Nov. 17.���Gen..Buller's  arrangements^ for an advance of the  contingent from Durban are prac-  ticalh' completed.  . Capetown, Nov. 17.���The Boers  are massing in .large. numbers at  Colesberg. . Heavy'guus are bdug  mounted, aud_ it  is  supposed__ that  reinforcements    will'   be   on   way  . ._,  , ,  north in a few days.  -London Nov.i 17.���A report received via Lorenzo Marques sa3's  Kruger would execute' six" 'British  officers if one Marks, a-supposed  Boer spy, is not released b\* Gen^  White.' , Vv '  Capetown, Nov. r.S.-���Gen. Btiller's report of cis*.iilti:r> iu the.  skirmish/with" the_~enemy .at'vrBel-  mout Frida3"_ 'sa3*s:, Col. ,E. E.'  Keith Falconer killed; ,Lieut. A.  Beavan, Lieut. H. C. Hall, .wounded; Lieut. C. C. Wood and two pri- ���*  vates wounded. .  Halifax, Nov. 18.���Lieut. Wood,  of the North Lancashire, reported r  fatally.wounded' at Kimberly, and  whose death was reported on Saturday, was a grandson of Zachan-  Ta3*lorand a brother ofMaj. Wood,  Supt.  N. W. M. P.. Tagish.  London, ,Nov. 18. ���SS. Sardinian  with Canadian contingent for South  Africa, arrived at. St. Vincent,  Cape Verde Islands, all well.   "  Vancouver, Nov. 18.���Vancouver beat Victoria 16 to 6, at Rugbj'.  Windsor, Ont., Nov. 18.���Fifty  cases of smallpox are reported in  Essex county. "  Ottawa, Nov. t8.���Financial re- '  turns made up b\- the Department  of Finance for four months ending  Oct. .31st, show an increase in ordinal^ accounts of $1,202,000 over  the same period last year.  TO OUR READERS.  We have pleasure in presenting  to our readers the very latest Associated Press despatches from the  seat of war. They are the sold  propert3* of The Ci���aim and are  the same in ever\-* respect as those  supplied to the coast press.  -*. .A.     ~***  /      ***  '    - ', V' - I  I   ���������'    T��,  ���'.-T\  "1     ." '  '- '   '>   J��. ,  I** >   .. vKvi ~r^1JM\^i^,J^< ,  -^meara&imgrcwtwf'ft.azeviiSjAA \lifi-J.t:*i^/A **L>**��*&?n~.vr*JiJ~<z  r��i  ill I  ���4-  b .IU  .'-'It  f  -I  ������!*  ���H  i:  t  !i '  I'M  ATLIN,    E. ,C...*   SATURDAY,     NOVEMBER ��� 25.    1899.  ���Tin-:   A'i'i.ix Ci.aiai.  PulilUlied    pvei-y    Satiinluy (iiK>rniiin   li.v  Tm; A'ji>i.n Claim   I'i'iii-imiini'. Co.  OMii-i" of 1 millicut ion :*    '  o ' '    '       .  S.M'onil lieiwi'i-ii Trainor niiil I'cui'l Streets  1 ���  A.l\ oi'l i-.ii.ii    riitt *��� 11 mle 1 i <.'���> n on iii-ulii u-  r J., >  linn. .  Our subscription price is ���*?( n jcur, l>u.��-  i.blo in ii.lvai.ee. No paper will be delivi-reil  unless tl.esi; ci nidi tii mis are complied i\ ith.  ''Canada is a great country; a  country with a future.- There are  all good things to lie got out of the  ground. , Win* , don't Englishmen'  .think more of it as a field'for Eng-  'lish capital and enterprise? Send  your folks to Canada, and if they  can't go themselves let them send  their'-money- -plenty of it."- -Kipling.  Yes, barrels of it.    - ,   ,  One of the latest German inventions, report tells us seriously, is  beer lozenges. These are made of  tlie powder obtained by evaporating larger beer, and contain all the  ingredients of this popular beverage. The only thing needful to  turn them into a sparkling ale is to  dissolve them in water'in which  some 'carbonic acid gas has been  added.' .     <���. ��� '  NOME NOTES.  '  A gentleman recently from Nome,  says  the Juneau Truth of Nov. 10,  gives  as   the   result   of   enquiries  ��� We aie indebted to J. D." Tha-  gard for a copy,,'No. i, of the Cape"  Nome .News. --It is a 4-colum" 4-  page paper, with lots ol reading  matter. J. F. A. Strong i�� editor  and , manager. T. F. Kane, at one  time in Atlin, is connected with the  new paper!       . ' .  AN.EPIC ON THE KILTIE.  The Rev. F. Hoagiand, of the  Paterson (New Jersey) Y. M. C,  A. .lately protested against kilts as.  "highly improper" and the Highland fling as "indecent." ' lie said  the' Queen -is doubtless respectable,  buf'shc is indiscreet on the subject  of her bare-kneed attendants. The  reverend gcntleman'-s remarks have  inspired the" following jocular  verses:        "~  Whose antics are be\*oud a joke?  Who  shocks  the nerves 'of decent  folk?.  Who-makes us blush like anything  By dancing his indecent fling?  Who loves to feel the chilly breeze  Come whistling round his undraped  knees?  Who does his be.sl to pain and vex  The unco guid of either sex?  The wicked, shameless Highlander,  ���The far from blameless Highlander,  Whose scanty frock  ���    Would give a shock  To e'en a South Sea Islander.  Who even lets his legs be seen  .B\T   England's   rash   but  virtuous  Queen? -  .Who disregards our flaming cheeks.  And 'scorns   the   ver\*   thought  of  "breeks"?  Who thinks his birthright he would  ������ lbse  Were he to don the decent 'trews"?  ,,   ���  i'And counts it manly to assume  A wild and barbarous costume?  The late reverses   to  the   British  aims in the Traus\aal have  afforded the French' press  an "irresistible  incentive   to a display of that deep-  seated hatred to Great Britain which  is part and  parcel   of the   average.  Frenchman's being.;   'In Paris, displays   of   Boer   and   Orange. Free  ' State "colors,  subscriptions'for Boer  aid, and the formation of a   French  legion to give material assistance to  the  burghers are all under way, although how the French legion is to"  get   into   the  Transvaal   seems   to  have never'occurred to them. The\*  regret now that they swallowed the  bitter Fashoda pill, and claim   that  had ' a   'French,, army     been   sent  to  support   Marchand   they   would  have   licked  "the   Goddam   fuufar-  ioiis," even    as'   they   claim   the  Boers have done, little dreaming, in  theii spite and   vanity,   that,   as   a  fighter,   the Boer is a very different  breed of cat from   the , Gaul.   How  the knowledge of- Britain's  success  and their  own failures as colonizers  rankles    in    their" gizzards!    How  Fashoda  rankles   in their gizzards!.  How 'the Suez Canal and the occu:  paucy of Eg\ pt. hurts!    They'-have  a long score"to settle- with   Britain;  they feel they are on the downward  grade as a nation,   both   politically  and  socially; they are rotten to the  core morally,   and cannot get an ally  in   Europe;   even   Russia  sole hope, only uses them for fuian-j  cial    reasons;   every , profession   of <'pi,e wicked, shameless Highlander,  friendliness 0:1 Russia's  part  being j     etc.  itnmediatelv followed bv   an   appli-! ,,,. , .   r  _ "    . \\ ho makes his foes to cut and run  cation for a loan.     It needs no pro-  ,.. ,,,,,-,  . r ,..,-,,,  Ere vet the battle is begun?  phet, or a son of a prophet, tolorctell   ,,,',.- .  ',        ,      ,,,-,.,      1,       ^i ���������    (bor godlv men must turn and nee,  that should the breiiehpuU up their, ��     - ,,.,,,  ... .      -      .! Or face an 'altogether   knee.  courage to the sticking  point,   and' , " .      ,  . ,   _ ,, ;.      ,.      . hor that, 111 confidence, is win-  go to war with Great Britain, -thev 1       - , -  ... .       .      ..      ,,      ' ,      ' 1 he Gordons triumphed at Dargai.)  will get such a thrashing that thev ��� -   . , - ���  ... , , .        , . ���',.' ! Who all his martial record owes  win have scarcely   a gizzard left lor. . .  '.-,.*. ��� 1 1 o having fought with modest Toes?  anything to rankle in. j   '      ��� j The wicked, shameless Highlander,  Before he  died   General   Syinons. .      etc.  gave the order for   Yule's   force  loj ���The Dragon,  ,save itself and  abandon   him   and1  the rest of the wounded rather than  impede its retroii  and  imperil  the  along Simrock beach, Cape Nome',  the personal experience of beach  miners. He says that nearlv all of  them1 refused to be .quoted, and  those who did, "did so reluctanth*.  There was no disposition- to exaggerate'the amount of - gold taken  out, on the contrary those who did  give information stated the amount  of their earnings at a modestly low  figure. The following is what he  found out:  O. Gustofsou, 6x8 feel of ground,  1-26 pans in   six  days, '$12   to -the  pan; Mr. Anderson,  20x24 fect> six  clays'   work,  #4.000. best day 3,1-4  pounds;    Harry   Conlin,   6x9    and  6xi.S feet, six days'   work,   $3,'500,  best day, $612; M. Veal, Si,200  in  21 days, best day, $300; Gaffney &  1 Barlow,'averaged $86 each 'for  30"  days; J. Hutt.  $4,200  in  t8   days;  L.   Manning,   seven  da\*s,   $1,100;  A. Brown and 11; men,  65x19,. feet,  $22,600,    16 days; Mohnsou,' 12x22  feet, '$500 for 10 clave' work; Will-  ams, average   for   i.S  da>'s,   $1,-800  per, day; J. W. Birch,   $2,509;   four  days'    work;   Davis,   $600,"   for 10  daj-s; Mc Arthur, $1^260,   15   days,.  best day,  $200;   Reed,   $2,400,   21  days; best day $600; Miller, $900 in  12   days,   best  da\*,   96; ."Hummel,  four   men    working,   average  per  man, $85;-Morgan, $600in 13 days;  best clay $100;   O.   Nelson,   $1,150  iu   20    da>'s;   Conrad   Dorsheimer,  5i,6oo  in" 18 clays, best-day 9 ozs.;  Morrison & Lovern,   $5,000   in   14  days;    McPherson, , $7,000   in   iS  days, hist day,   $600;   Reclfox, and-1  partner,    $3,500    each     in    three  weeks, all on the Simrock beach.  There are 3,000 tents on 'the  beach and from 6,000 to 7,000 people in the camp.  Wood is veiy scarce and coal is  selling at $150.a ton.  While gold is found on the beach  in thai vicinity ' most ��� of the prospecting has been confined to the  creeks, iu some of which coarse  gold is alleged to have been found  in good quantities. It is estimated  that 300 people will winter at Caps  .York an'd in that neighborhood. -  ��� A fabulously rich strike is reported to have been made on'the  Siberian coast," and 'a- number ef  people are preparing to go over  there and investigate.  ;''���I*eltyr thievery, has-been quite  common or late. The N.-.A. T. &  T. .Co. .were obliged to employ a  nightwatchman to put a stop to  their losses. " Coal, lumber and  provisions are, articles most sought-  for by the gentry.,    _,,���,,  John" Harkinson"and Miss Hannah Hibbard were united 'iu marriage Sebi. ,-4. Francis P. King,  'M. D., 'and Miss'Elizabeth-Shirass,  M. D., were also married on Oct-  9. Rev." Dr: Young performed  both ceremonies..       ".....  U.,S. Deputy Marshal Lee, as-  sisted,by local .police; -rounded, up  14 men and deported them on' the  Bear,  characters  Most  of them  were' tough  " Barge1 No. 2] of the Empire Transportation Co., was wreeked"a short  distance from St. Michael, Oct. 2,  Among the losers-', by the wreck  ot the barge was Dell Clark, who  lost a complete saloon-and restaurant outfit and 'fixtures, .valued at  $30,000. Geo. E. Story and Cole  Burke, late of Dawson, who were  on their way to Nome with a news-1  paper plant; were "also" victims of  the wreck, : The "A. E. Co. also  lost 25,000 feet of lumber and there  were on board the barge 500 cases  of coal oil.  Another strike is reported from  Cape York, too miles, north of  Nome, and people are hurriedly  leaving for the scene of the new  diggings.  An audience of 6,009 -people  heard Ira D. Sankey sing and speak  in Massey Hall, Toronto," Nov. 7,  and hundreds were turned -away,  beiugmnable to'get in.  The following items were taken 1 ��>  from the Cape Nome News of its *  first issue, Oct. 9:  The output of the season's work  ���three months���has been placed  at $4,000,000. One thousand men,  it is estimated, have worked the  ruby sands, while work on the  creeks has not received' the attention it otherwise would because of]  the unparalleled discoveries 011   the  % Shot-Guns, Rifles, Revol- '%  %    vers and every description of Sporting Goods  ��      at  �� TISBAU'S GUN STORE  j? VANCOUVER. '    -  O    Cutnlojrne mailed on upplicutioii.  **��-*-o*^*����<f*o����-����'����*o*cea��*a*  1  LIST YOUR  tores.   .! Le was   a  Iv.wa  man   and  ���i,\i<l\   i<> ���--.lorifici    him ���������:lf  for  the  .'!,*- ( :" r.ii'' '-,'iiH*   of hi-- britcade.  beach.  Rich discoveries are also reported  at  Nagow'3*ok,  iu  tho Cape Prince i  of Wales   district,  l^ear Cape York,  ���,___  I about too miles north of Nome.    A  At the first day Lincoln autumn ��� stampede has been on in that direc-  meeting, Nov. 5. thi. Chapl :i Nur- tinn for a m mth past, and iu the  sery stakes i/eie won b\ Iiincllau, ' past ton days 500 powers of attor-  IVu.'i T'uci.* si'Coi'd. ai'd I low ;>h,wr. nt-%* have been macl-f out in Nome  thiid t"    \k  H.'-.-i'd  (ti  UiQ  ii-��\v   distrcl.  iLOTS  AT  Rant & Jones,  OLDEST  . '     '     ,   ESTABLISPIED  "   ' BROKERS  OF ATLIN.  Agents for the John Irving Na-  gation Company.  I'l-' w.;i S'i�� . A'rr.r-v, B, C,  ���'���9  ��� tl  -    *'- 'a  1  ', iiF  <  1  . 'II  -���'. I  ���\i  M  IE  i  m  11 I  I  I  /'  ��  k  i  M  1���  v>  /&  S'  1  1  m.  P  ti'  i-l  )>���  - fL., fro:  ATLIN,   H. C, SATURDAY, NOYEM    "�� ] ]  li  I  l m  f  There is no golden rule showing  how to become a millionaire, but,  unlike the philosopher's store, the  problem of how to become rich.  e\''eu be\rond'thc dieams-^of avarice  has be2ii j '���uccessfully solved In  manv. While immense lortuncs  have Irjeii made and lo.*-tliu,~this or  tlie otlierdiiection mining, probably,  has   \ielded   the   greatest    ie��ultsi  either to individti'alsortoconipanics    owned, and'he lived high   on   it  as  While,  how oyer,  .man.v   companies'  thirty    ci foi Iy \c;.is  ago,   but  by  .1 strange combination he   was  ab-o  one ol the   luckiest, in   pickiugSi]  nuggets of gold. '  lie died a miserable   death   uol   m my  years  b.ick,  yelheni.id^tw.') rich finds,in chunks  of gold,     which    discoveries* have  o'l;"   slnvived   'his      name.    The  stoiy   is   that    in     [866     he    dug  up a' lump  of gold   iu   the    Rub}  Belle claim, uoith of Plumas, which  he sold for $r7,ooo cash. . This was  the largest amount ofmony he ever  have gone to the wall in'puisuit of  the   fickle  goddess   comparatively j >nadc_   anothci - lucky   sLrike  'few men have been iuinfd iir their i earthin-   a   nugget   of ,gold.  long as ll lasted       Again,  in   1871  when down  to'"his "last  dollar,   he  inland  I  i  !  atsn, b. c. ���' -   -   "���:-  'r.KANf'UI'S   \'l'   lUKION.   RUN'N'ISTT,  Sl'.l.h J KK.   \VHlTl'  ilOrHfi.    PfSt  f'l'.JSEK.   '  ' . ,      ���"     r    ,        ,   - ' '    '���'  , *     I'lin fin I j complete slock ol  .    GROCERIES- AND   DRY, GOODS '   ���     ���  - In tl.c Cny ",;.,. '  1 If ��� ,      ���      I        I >  ,'' .        Ladies,' Goods a Specially. -   .,, ,  New Line.of Ladies' arid Gent's Boots and Shoes Just,Arrived.  A'.l.ilv lii*ftlif-.l eK-.*. oi 1,(10 U 111 stock nt lowest pi ires in tlio citj .    rnsp'.-i li..n u.'\ ili-.l.  uiclividual eauicil\   as   pros.iectoi-s  At the  same time   there  arc   thou-  sards who loi   \*ears   past  followed  a will-o'-the-wisp on mountain  fast-  ' nes-ses doing no good for themselves  (piarU i;i, Dutch Fl.it that sold for  $14,200 in San Francisco. This  moneV went lika the   fiist  .and   the  less  m.uier was poor o ice more in  than a 3 ear; but he ne\er Ibiind  or-for those, who are attracted" In | ^third nugget, ( which he con-  their hyperbole. Still ^ there- -is i'sta-illy looked for tip to the.time^ of  nothing  so   fascinating   to  a /large, ,-1���ls death. -        ' '   ."  section of the��� world, as the reported. Another remarkale instance of' a  discover3* of "rich minerals. Thus' great discovery is indentified with,  to "share iu supposed wealth, those; the name of Ira A. Willard,. who  who have  moue\   will   fieely   part" in   1859'.unearthed   a-  nuggei   at  "-with'it, others who have   not   been  j -i > <  so well endowed, will jot>rne\ thousands'of miles and endure inn inner-' 600  Magalia,    Butt-.,     which    weighed  5>| lbs. and'was woith nearh*  3ij,-  i In Columbia another ���-.veisrhhig;  able hardships onby,perhaps ,to' .fail | 50 Jibs' was .found   which   sold, for  preasent    clay    is"   producing',. rts  '  millionaires,' some through  success- |  fuh mining   and   several     through ',  Yailioad building.    The Mackenzie-1  Manns-may   be. mentioned- in 'the j  latter-connection;' then ,.Mr.'.Peter  Larson, of  Mann, Foley Bros,   and j  Larson is, another excellent example \\  of what  a   poor  man   ca.i   do*   for  u'imself. -" Originalir his  only  capital consisted of. determination 'and  perseverance  with   obscurity    and  poverty'as collateral.    He'lauilt' the  Nelson 'and   Fort .Sheppard   road.  To-day he can handle a conti act of  magnitude���as     shown     by     his  preasent contract torJ some   ,*��,8oo,-  900 for building  the  Robson l Midway  "extension of   the   C.   ~P.   R.  z    ' . -   .    -        - *   *,  But this article is not whollv inten-  i  ' i \      1  dec! to convav moral axioms on the  JROWNtEE & LOWRY  r  j. ii. Bij��nfei-, p';r:s., D. I. S  1 ���>    R. C. Io.vry,A. M. 1.1. I.'-  I *-*   ���*'        * >_/  ".ivil and Hydraulic Engineers..  ', Laud'Surveyors.  ,'i,     . t ��� f  : Pkapi.-Strjckt,' Ati.ix, B. C.  " ' -       *��!  ! v * - *"  THHE NORTHERN HCflHL,     *  J_  ���   ���'        FIRST 'STWKTCT.  1<i(*.,The biggest house.in Atlin.  ( Everything first-class.**  Phagard ���'&   Turney,. Proprietors  in the   end.'. -The   class   of   mines  -'   ���������   !�����   w hich ma3* vield some S50 of gold  and upwards to the pan is as fascinating to the minei or prospector  as the accidentalh uucai thing of'a  nugget of the precious metal. A  r.ugget of gold that cor.tains a small  foi tune itself is a tare sign, so, lare  indeed that men lnue lost their balance in discovering it, but "if nature  is tenacious in yielding up its secrets,  records prove'.that-wherever gold is  found in large quantities, uugge'1-.aic  38,500. In the same district, in  1849, another nugget was discovered which realized ^7,168. "- In the  French Ravine, Sierra county, in  1S55, a $10,000 nugget came to lignt  followed b\* a second one which  was worth $3,000. A considerable  number of nuggets of the value of  ^,000, or $5,000 were found 'in  California between 1850 and 18S0.  In El Dorado count3' nuggets have  been found which realised $4,700,  ?S,ono. ��5,625. ��5,000. and ��6,5000  HE KOOTENAY.:  ".���.-���-'���   -BAR    -    '.  ELEGANTLY FURNISKD  value of perse\eranceasthesteppi'ng'| 'BACHELOR ' APARTMENTS.  stone   to    wealth.    It  is   intended'"   rather  as  a   dissertation  upon the  possibilities of mining���the reward,  1 '    Rooms with Brussels carpels,..  a stove in each, and all accessories.  \'i*^*-  invariably to be found also. To each, and in the Plumas country,  euumerateeven themeu that have be-'0'ie of the richest iu that stale for  come famous' owing to the ace dental ".gold, ihiee laige nuggrts have been  discovei"3 oT bbhanzas is impossible, 'uueaithed, the largest weighing420  Their  name  is ,-lefgion. ."Some are ozs. and*was valued at $6,700.  01113', remembered localh*, while  others have found a^ wider fame.  In this respect  the  American   con  In adition to these large and  small nuggets, Austalia has also  provided notable'samples.    One  of  "tinenl has produced the'"largest j the most famous was the ' Welcome  pandora of din* other known gold- Stranger,',' which 'was found iu  fields. Siher, like its 'superior | Duuolly. Victoria, in" r.869, and  sister���gold���has made its " kings���  John William Macke\' for example,'  also James C. Flood, James T. Fair  and William O'Biien. These men, |specimen weighing 2,217 ounce;.,  twenty-live years ago, obtained Amongst the sinnman* must be  from one mine alone in Nevada silver j classed the- "Blanche Barkly"  and gold in one 3 ear to the value of, (1,743   ozs.   gross), the "Precious"  scaled   2,280  ounces  years    previous   'the    "Welcome"  was   unearthed  at    Ballarat,    this  $150,000,000; but few,.if any, other  irstances are on record where so  much wealth   was, obtained   in   so  (1,621 ounces), the "Viscount Canterbury" (1,105 ounces), the "Vis-  coutess Canterbun-"' (884 ounces),  not failure���that mav come to all  either accidentally or tinough scientific ability. That credulity ot the  world is often imposed upon l:w  exaggerated statements of reported  finds, 01 through the element of  uucertaint3* that may be said to sui-  round all mining operations, re-,  quires no corroboration here.  'Mining to an extent" will always remain a lotter3', bat the value of its  main  prizes is indisputable.  Billiaid and Pool Tables.  JACK   BYRON,    Prop.  S. Hunker, discover of the creek  bearing that name, is in 'Vancouver,  B. C.  Comfor'tabh* furnished rooms  and excellent board at reduced rates for the wiuteri  Call and investigate.  BRITISH HOTEL,  Corner First and Discoveiy.  DISCOVERY, B. C.,  When \ou come to Discoverv take  shelter under the tree.  Finest of' liquors.    Good ^tabling.  PRINCIPAL   BATH    HOUSE  AND    LAUNDRY.  Best  Equipped " Establishment  iu Atliu. -���  * Lake Street,--near-Sawmill.  JULES   EGOERT  Swiss   Watchm.vkkr.  Has charge  of government  in'stru-  - nients.    First .street, Allin.  In   A. S. Ci oss' Stiiic.  r*\<  short a period. -, Tlien .there have | the "Kum Tow" (718 ounces), the  been copper kings, and .the ���Roths- j "Lady Holham" (1,777 .ounces), j  childs wc believe lo.tlii^ dny reap a  very large income from,quicksilver  mines. _ Froui.lhe Klond3'ke there  are recent instances oL mt.i who  have suddenly amassed riches,  "Alec" Macdonald being foremost  as a fin de siecle Klondyke Croesus. To take other instances,  Daniel Hill was one of the  unluck-  P'UNKKAI.     DlRUCTOli     AND  lCaiBALMKH  Third and Discover)-,    Atlin, B. C.  Belies liiiilmline.l forSliiiimeiitdSpuuiulty  Orilors on short notice.  All kinds of Kuncnil Supplies nt reason-  ablp rutos.  When iii Atlin stop  .  . at the .  .     ''  OLYMPIC HOTEL  First  .Street.  Direct    to    Vancouver  Three   Days  in  5TH,  16TII    AND    26TII  J5ACH   JilONTH.  OF  A.   H.    BAKER,   Agent,  ���   C. R. R. Office, Skagway.  and the "A.   N."   (1,619  ounces).  Remarkable finds in   gold   nuggets  have been principally idenifieclwith  North    America   and   Australia, a  notable exception being a larg mass i ,  of this precious 01 e that was brought j Hkadquarthrs   for   Li-mi-'s St. j Erif/jh   /rrcifca    Cap.   Ld,  to light   at   Miask,   in   the   Uial, Lours Lagkr Bi:kr. ,'-    HO'IEL,  Mountains,  the  scale in   this  case  showing r, 158 ounces.    Canada and  [Fiist class Restaurant in connection  iest    miners   on   the   Pacific const' British Columbia, of course, at the |  A. BURKE.   Manager.  ATLIN    -   -   -   -    15. (J.  CJIean linen, sprin**; bo-Js. flioife-.t   ilccti..(i  ot cifrais and Iiiiiior*.  north nt V.-m  .'���-��� "  Rates \ei j niaili'rute.  0  r'^-  I  mmmMWIMMBMBl^^ sums sm��m��i.->*�� i����<iSW^IStl>'l!fJXJ^A &J-MZHJZij  if  >-"i  '.)  ���  ATI.IN,    11   C,    SATURDAY,     NOVEMBER 25.  .-If  vl-|,  (lit.  1 1   ;  ���Hi.  'It'  r>,-  if''  ���i  -!���"  |--if  *,l  il!  lis  |i'  I!  }-i  K.t  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  St. Andrew's Presbyterian chiirch liolil ��,cr  vlce�� in tho Aretii- Krotherliood Hull, Seconil  street between Trainor mill Peurl, on Sunday ut 10:'!0 it. in.und 7:'.!() p.m. Sunclu.vschool  ut 2:30 p.m. Rev. John Prinple, B, A., minister.  Cliurcli of Eiifjlund services will be held  at corner Trainor and Third street1, on Sunday ut Jl :S() u. in. und 7::i<) j>. m.  One of the best articles' for good  health is a wholesome loaf of bread  at 12, cents, and a first class meal at  50 cents al'the Pioneer Baker)'.  Fresh fish at Parsons Produce Co.  Mr. R'/De Jex', of the Bank of  Commerce,,'has" 'received a letter  from Antlioii3'' Tillman, London,  Out., asking' the whereabouts of  Simon R3*an, who was in 'Atliu  during the past'.summer. Any, information bearing on this case will  -be thankfulhr received by the above.  Fritz: Miller and' Kenneth McLaren left on the Humboldt Sunday night for California.���Juneau  Truth, Nov 3.  " Sinclair's  mill had steam up this  -week.    Sawing .wood   for the post  office winter supply  was  the  occasion of it.  feld, last Tuesday evening, was won  by  Mrs. A. Burke.  '  A public meeting was held at the  old Cassiar Hotel, Pine City, on  Thursday evening, and resulted iu  the formation of a Pine Reading  Room.  Annie Amanda  Stewart,   second'!  daughter of Chief of  Police'}.   M.  Stewart,   Vancouver,   -passed 'awnv  r **��� -���  on  the night ofthe 5th, from,heart  failure.     Deceased was a   native  of  Prince Edward   Island,   and   came  to this Province when a child.. .She  was 27 3*ears of age.  The C. P. N. boat Islander, -will  iu future make da3'light trips between Vancouver and Victoria.. If he  Charmer   will   make   nightly   ones  and cany freight.  -THK-  Merchants Bank of Halifax  I.NCOliPOKATKI)   i*��i.  Paid Ui> Capital  Rest   general   Banking  business  $2,000,000.00  $1,250,660.00  Gold    Dust   assayed   and  Fresh fish at Parsons Produce Co.  We were the recipients of a handsome piece of * cake on Tuesday  last. Norman Sawer was celebrat-  ing-his seventeenth birthda\\ Our  l>est wishes and many happy re  turns.  At a recent municipal election in  Nome a total of 1,418 votes were  cast.  Four deaths from typhoid are reported to have taken place in one  week at Nome.  Fresh fish at Parsons Produce Co.  On the doer of a neat cabin on  Lake street ma)* be seen the following: "For rent. Appl\- personally to Paddy. O'Brien, Killarney  avenue, Dublin, Ireland. Private  grave3*ard on the premises for use,  (free of charge") for tenants who fail  to pay .their rent, or are found  frozen to death."  Fresh fish at-1 Parsons Produce Co.  Fred. , G. White, the popular  mining broker, has received a letter  from Wm. Baillie, Victoria, in  which it is stated that he has under  way- an illustrated Atlin edition of  the Colonist.  Cummings & Richardson, the  only house in the- Atlin district  making an exclusive specialty of  gents' furnishings, have now completed the interior fixings of their  store on the north wing of the  Vancouver annex. Dress shirts,  silk shirts, and "shirts for warmth  can all be found ' at this establishment, and there is no reason under  the shower of meteors we have recently had why Atlinites should  send to London or even Paris for a  short garment.  For the third time has the Olympic Hotel tossed up the bones with  the spots on the upper side. The  third alburn, raffled bv Mr. Hirsch-  THE   MINSTRELS.  This famous aggregation made its  initial bow last evening to a crowded Atlin   audience; "'standing  room  011I3-  was  the' order "of. the night,  and the delighted  attention   of the  densely ��� packed   house   was   held  from' the  rise to the fall of the curtain.    Everything  evidenced   careful   preparation   and   thorough- rehearsal.    The   six  end  men   were  gotten up as the lilies 'of the valle3',  regardless of expense,   and  acquitted themselves manfully.    The dialogues and jokes were for the most  part new,   although a venerable old  chestnut would appear occasionall)',  but who ever saw a  minstrel  show  without them?. The performance in  all was a really magnificent success,  and, as Mrs. Partington would say,  it exceeded every  one's most   s'an-  guinan' expectorations.  After the minstrel first part "a  veiw enjoyable olio followed. Mrs.  Oregon* sang The Carnival beauli-  fulh-, and had to respond to a  vociferous encore. Messrs. Cullen  and Noye's barrel trick was neatly  aud -humorously performed. Mrs.  Burke's rendition of Marguerite  was enthusiastically received and an  encore was demanded, to ' which  she gracefully acceded. Mr. Pa-  ve3*'s tramp monologue was excellent of its kind and his make up of  "Weary Willie" was- admirable.  Other specialties, all good, followed,  and the long entertainment was  brought to a close, by Mr. and Mrs.  McKay, whose charming duet,  Good Night, was rendered artistically and was a fitting finish to out  and away the best entertainment  yet given in Atlin. Fitting mention must be made of Mr. Switzer  who officiated as "Mr. Johnsing,"  and later as master of ceremonies,  pi a way that conduced much to  the success of the evening.  transacted.  1 ,    purchased. . ,      ,  Drafts issued and money transferred .to an)* part ofthe world.  The First Bank to Open in Atlin.  W.-A. SPENCER-   -     -     -....Manager Atlin-Branch.  P. BURNS&> CO.,  Wholesale   -   and  -  Cornkr   First  Retail   -   Butchers.  AND;    PKAR1,    SVRKKTS.  Builders' Hardware, Miners' Supplies,  Tinware,  Graniteware,  Etc., Etc.  TINSHOP  IN  CONNECTION.     .  TI10S. DUNN  & CO. (Limited.)  FIRST STREET  ATLIN, B. C. ,^  THE GRAND  HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN   FIRST-CLASS  MANNER.  Rick & Hastiic, Proprietors;    David Hastik, Ma.nagkr.  Corner of First and . Discoverv^Streets.  LEAVING FOR THE ..COAST.  Mr. C-Christopher and wife are  leaving Atlin for the coast. Mr.  Christopher, whose mining partner  is Mr. E. C. Hawkins of the W. P.  & Y. R. R., has done much towards making this camp promising.  He is one of the best mining  men  that ever came to this camp, for-his  experience dates back 27 3*ears in  all the mining sections of North  and South "America. He has the  honor of putting through the first  113'draulic deal in the district,  and the large number of orders he  is at present taking out with him  speaks volumes for the activit)- that  will mark the opening of spring.  Mr. Christopher will make Seattle  his headquarters while outside.'  Mrs. Christopher, who shares his  renown as a mining expert, having  accompanied her husband on all  his mining tours, is not in the best  of health. A cold was contracted  last- February, while on the way  in, that has kept Mrs. Christopher  more or less indisposed the past  summer. It is to be hoped the  change  will prove beneficial.  A COLD WATER BATH.  Last Saturday evening little Albert,, aged io,"son ,of Mr. Durie,  had a rather cooling experience.  He was sleighing on Pearl avenue  and made the run to the wharf as  usual, but miscalculating his momentum, went over the edge of the  wharf souse into the icy cold water  of the lake, which is there about  seven feet deep. His sled acted as  a life-preserver and he  clung  to  it  THE,  ALASKA    FLYER  65 hours to Seattle.  "S.S. HUMBOLDT"  *,       *-  Due at Skagway  Wednesday,   Deo.    6,   1899.  Leaves Skagway every Ten Days  for Seattle   and   British  Columbia  ports.'   Buy your tickets at the pfnee  of Pacific Clipper Line, Skagway.  W. H. TRIGGS, Agent.  with all the tenacity of an old maid  in search of a husband. At this  juncture, fortunately for Albert, Mr.  Henry Maluin appeared 011 the  scene and without a moment's hesitation--boldly plunged in and assisted him to the piles, where willing  hands soon had them both on terra firma. Mr. Maluin is deserving  of all;tpraise ���' for his rnanly action  and we trust neither he or Albert  are the worse for their chilly immersions..  A Chicago despatch of the 26th  ult. states that the office of the British consul there is besieged with  men offering their services as volunteers for the Transvaal. Of  course their offers cannot be accepted, for obvious reasons.  I.  1  lis  fa  w  H  V:i  *E  St*'  if  'I  P  M  h  !!  1$  [.��<;  1'"'  *(  a"**  a'I  ���fl*-  g'l  |.->  A  1  y  iw  ...-J


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