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 r*W * 'f��~.t,)...^iHHi'>��iI  -..-\  63  VOL.   ,3.  ATLIN. B. C, SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER i,    900.  NO.  70.  SUNDAY'S FIRE.  I-  f  r.;/  tf  A Clean Sweep of the Town  at One Time Threatened.  Heroic    Efforts  of   thc   Bucket  Brigade* Alone   Checks its  Destructive   Career.  "i,it*t nc'foly all new'towns. Atlin  hfp had her baptism of fire, and it  is only "through the stoul. hearts  "and willing arms of her people that  she occupies a place on the map today., Such a fight against terrible  odds has seldom been fought, and  that it has been fought out and  won against such desperate chances  is surely matter for congratulation.  As a stranger lady remarked when  things __ were .at their warmest ���.  "You Atlin men are a' band of  heroes.'' ' The warning' was rung  out at half-past 5 o'clock on Sup-  day, and a dense cloud of smoke issuing    from     the   British-America*  . - - t.  Corporation     warehouse,.- attracted  ��� all steps   thitherwards. ' It  was  at  once,seen that the fire was going to  be a big one.-    The  first  two  men  on the ground with'fire extinguishers were "J. * Lr'^Wallace-and-BT"  Dixon,"'^whq7.happened-to be in the  'Rothesay   Bay  at  the  time.    The  heat was so intense, and the flames  spread   so raj .idly,    that   both   extinguishers  were  left iu the middle  of the  street  and   a  rush made to  the   hotel  portion of the big block.  Several    attempts   were    made   to  go.   uj stairs to save the personal effects of   "Sandy"  MacPherson and  \V. Bluikie," but it was too late.   On  openi *g tlie door   leading   into   the  '(.lining room the blacke��'. of smoke  ��� tnr ��� pa per Miioke���came bclchi r.g  forth and was a warning   to  desist.  A     minute   later    and   the  flames  appeared in the hall-way licking up  everything in their course and treating-  fire    extinguishers   with   contempt.    It   was  all ^.ver,   and   the  B..-A. buildings and   the   Rothesay  Bay adjoining,   were  one mass   of  flames, fanned by a fierce wind from  the south, town wards. Scarcely anything  was  saved,, the  barkeepers,  "Sandy"    and     Walter,    retaining  only   the   clothes    they   stood    in.  Anderson's barber shop to the wesi  went next in short order.    At   this  stage gangs  of men   were   formed  into    line,    buckets    passed    from  hand to hand, and an attempt made  to save Rose's' building on the  north ofthe B. A. C. ' This was  soon abandoned and suggestions  made to blow up the block. But  before this could be accomplished  tht flames were carrying it  heavenwards. ���  In the Ii. A. C. warehouse were  several quarter kegs.of black powder and frequent explosions . were  llie result, throwing masses of  burning debris 'across the street and  setting fire to the*, footpath, trees  and 'houses there, and "in a few  minutes Hirsch field's photographic  studio, Miss Simson's old* store,  Mr. . Fetherstonhaugh's assay office, Mr. Rose's dwelling- '.house,'  and several small cabins, were  sheeted in flame. .* , -;  The fire was now on both sides  of* TRirst street, and running before  the wind, and the prospect'was appalling for a clean wipe out of the  town. The buildings were dry and  had:a deal of tar papei and other  combustible matter, in their make-  up. , '    '  The O. K. hotel on tlie east side  of First street, occupied by Broder's  restaurant, and the Board of Trade  building adjoining, were . the next  to go, when a- futile attempt ,>vas  made to blow up the former with  dynamite.-* ,- .  By this time .the. steamer Scotia  ���at -tfcffe -Pearl--street- dockvhad 7 Her  pumps to work'and supplied the  bucket;brigade well.  Captain" -Nickerson's general  store, next to the Board of Trade,  soon followed suit, .'vomiting,  flames so fiercely that near approach was impossible. At this  point the utter destruction of'the  town seemed a foregone conclusion,  but the boys stuck to their work  well. Faster and faster-came the  buckets of water' along the chains  of men. Mounted on the roof of  the Olympic were Jack Kirkland;  Tom -Switzer, and a few other  daring fellows, iii au atmosphere of  smoke which would have paralyzed  a salamander. Nobly they stuck  to their post, knowing full well that  if the Olympic caught it was goodbye to Atlin.  On the opposite side of the street  an exactly similar battle was being  fought. The next building in the  line of the fire was the assay office  of the Bank of Halifax, adjoining  the stately * bank building. This,  with lhe Olympic hotel opposite,  were the two crucial points which  must be preserved at all hazards,  and here, as on the other side, the  manhood    of   Atlin   did   not  fail.  ��  GENERAL HARDWARE,  CROCKERY, GLASSWARE AND. WALL PAPERS.  ALL KINDS OF TINSMITH WORK  PROMPTLY .ATTENDED TO.  .      .      A   LARGE  SUPPLY  OK   ASBESTOS  CLOTH   IN  STOCK."  Corner of First and Pearl Street,    ATLIN.  Dozens of blankets were procured  and hastily spread over the roof of  the assay office, another gang got  to work passing the buckets along,  while a couple of Dixons Bros.'  and Brook's , carts hurriedly  brought, barrels of water to ��� the  scene. ��� Conspicuously mounted on  the top, of the roof of ' the .assay office," - and dashing the  wafer where it would do most good,  'were Tom Dixon and Captain" J.  Martin, of Spruce Creek, who happened to be 'in town on a visit. The  roaring, seething, crackling mass  of flame . from Nickerson's store)  close at hand, seemed reaching, out  its vast arms, octupus like,' to catch  them, occasional puffs of wind  would- send it sweeping high over  the-r heads. The terrible heat  "seemed more than poor humanity  could bear. Captain Martin was in  rather the worst position, his hair  and clothes were singed, and occasionally he would put up an iron  bucket over his head to momentarily ward off the agonizing heat,  but, they stayed by .it, knowing  that the fate of the, town depended  on them,'"and little by little, as lhe  burning buildings'cn either side relaxed something of their former in-'  tensity of heat for want of more  material, a.heartfelt sigh went up  from.the working', perspiring crowd,  and,..they .realized, that the_. battle  had been fought and that.faicA tlin.  was once more safe.,  ��� During the fire.masses ofburuing  tar paper and Aher material were  whirled over the town and threatened lo ignite it in a hundred  places. The canvas-covered stable  of Buhner & Parrott, over a hundred yards away, caught fire. The  horses were at once taken out aud  many willing hai.ds dragged the  canvas covering off and hauled it  to the centre of the street, a smouldering mass.  ��� Men were kept- o'i the roofs of  the government offices and other  buildings whilst the fire lasted,  clearing off the burning debris which  sailed along on the breeze.  Tlie banks of Halifax, Commerce  and B. N. A. and most ofthe merchants, had their books and most  valuable property removed to  places of safety until tlie danger  was past.  A force of 20 men and two water  carts stayed on the ground all  night quenching the glowing embers.  The  losses,   none  of which  are  covered by insurance, may be sum  marised as follows:  J. H. Rose, store $ 9,000  "    dwelling,   with furniture,   etc      1,000  John  Broder,  Hotel 0. K.  furniture andstock      3,000  McFeely   and    Fetherston-  haugh, Board of Trade...        700  Olympic Hotel, damage   '     500  Miss K. Ryan, damage  '     200  J. Anderson's barber shop..       900  A. C. Hirschfeld,   building  and stock      ^5����  J. deLamare, 40cases champagne stored in Hirschfeld's      1,200  Capt. Nickerson,   building, '  stock,    etc     2,500  Blackett & Co., goods stored  in B'. A.  building      3,000  B. A. C. Building    12,000  Rothesay Bay  ��� ,    5,500  A. W. MacPherson, persona] effects         300  W. Blaikie,   ditto....'...'         200  *  Sundry small losses         800  Total -. .'.'....$42/300  ECHOES  OK THE  EIRE.  J. H. Rose lost 20 pairs of blankets and three fur overcoats which  were carried from his dwelling  place, but not far'enough to" be out  of reach of the flames.  Mrs. Rose pluckily stuck to her  burning house and saved a large  quantity of property. She only desisted when forcibly pulled,  out of the blazing building. On  being brought to" the fresh air she  fainted, ,but soon recovered, and is  now as well as ever. ,  Mr. Broder is one of the worst  hit of all the sufferers. He had iust  a tely bought out the- building he  occupied, refitting and restocking  ���it. "  Mrs. ��� Nickerson had consumed a-  Portuguese  sandal wood case, over  100 years old. ��� -It" was-an.l12irlv.-r/1n  and contained' about $200. worth   of  family jewellery;: which *eannofc::be~  replaced.    Mrs.  Nickerson's young-  dog sought its usual place of refuge  under  the  dwelling and   was ere-,  mated.    Its    remains    were   found  afterwards. ���  Several of the hotel-keepers were':-  so enthused by their escape that'  they kept open house during the  remainder of the evening, a fact  which was liberally taken advantage.of, andbacchanaliaii songs and  sounds of revelry could be heard  floating on the still, calm night until a late hour.  W. H. Gillard, of tlie B. N. A.  Bank, was on Fritz Miller's claim,  on Piue, when he heard of the fire,  and didn't wait to ask for t-he owner of a horse he ran up against on  Main street, but mounted and only  hit the high spots on the way down.  Alex. Godfrey came down afoot  from the same place in 49 minutes.  Ed. McFeely had ' a pull and a  run for his books, but thanks to  friends, they had been carefully laid  away on the Scotia long before  he arrived. Ed. was a passenger  011 Geo. Rice's scow, and had  reached the mouth of the Atlinto  when the fire was seen. In company with Geo. Rice, T. Watts,  Dr. Lewis and W. R. Dockrill, a  small boat in tow of the scow was  turned to Atlin, and after a stroi.g  pull against a head wind, a landing  was effected on the shore three  miles north of Atlin. From there  it was a run. with Tom Watts  set-  .el  Coul iuiird 011 jmKe 4. SAT.URDAV; .ShJi-TEMBKk i, 1900.  Tin..; Atlin'Claim.  Piibllvhed   tivory    Saturday   morning  l>.v  Tun Atun Claim, ["uiiumiuno Co.  Office of publication:  Sooond, bfjtwnou Trninor and  I'curl Struct  Advertising rates made known on upplica-  tloli.  Tho subscription prico iH $���!  u  yonr  payable in advance.     No liiipor will li'o delivered  unle��s these conditions are eomlipcd with.  f ������ ,  . ��� ��� ,      ^��  The experience of last Sunday  may, in the end, prove a very salu-  tory One to Atlin, if the lessons  thereby taught are taken'to heart  and acted upon.  That we have a town to-day.is a  ' matter for congratulation, but the  danger is ever present, and only by  eternal vigilance can safety be assured. Neither labor nor expense  must be grudged,and the citizens at  large must not be allowed to again  drift into' a.stale of apathy conceru-  "irig"fire protection. Winter is coming ou apace, and the quite reasonable prospect pf having the town  wiped out some day with the thermometer at 30 below is appalling to  contemplate from thc misery aud  .suffering il would cause. Therefore we urge that no precautions be'  , neglected whilst thc good weather  lasts, so that the people may enter  the long winter spell with a reasonable hope.of having roofs over their  heads in the spring.  thirty cases of assault and robbery  in one day; the officials crooked-as  can be; the soldiers hoboes and  thugs. Sickness! starvation, mud  and misery,complete the awful picture. ��� In his two months' stay-  there, Mr. Fennis says he never saw  a man smile.  I C. CHRISTOPHER,. *'   '        A:.  C.  HIRSCHFELD,      ;7  < President. '       Secretar}*.     ��  Atlin Abstract.-Company,  CITIZENS'   MEETING.  One  of the   most  representative  ���, meetings ever held in Atliu took  place in the-A. B. Hall on-Tucsday  evening to consider ways and  means for .the relief of those rendered destitute by Sunday's fire,  and also lo consider fire protection  matters. '        ���   /  '  Rev:.    Mr. ' Pringlc  officiated  as  chairman    and  W.   W.   Grime  as  . . secretary.  After' considerable discussion  ,011 matters of relief, a committee  composed of Revs.. Stepheiison and  .Prir.gle, Messrs. Gillard, Spencer  and De Gex were elected arid empowered to inquire into cases of  . loss by .the fire, collect  funds,   and  .'. afterwards  distribute   them accord-  , ing to their best judgment.  .- ��� A motion was then put to the  .meeting, by Messrs... Godfrey and  Spencer and. carried: "That the  secretary of this meeting request  the Hon. the Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works to issue to the  'sufferers by the fire,' crown grants  lo the lots they have taken up,  without any further payment, and  'that "the local representatives be  asked to use their efforts lo further  '" the said   request,   and,   failing  the  -" granting of  this,   to  apply   to' the  ' government for a   money   grant  to  the sufferers iu lieu thereof.''  ��� A discussion then toDk place re-  ���;��� spectiug better" fire,.protection- and  the fire wardens' were   instructed to.  'strictly 7 carry   out- their duties and  ��� clear the main business streets of.  7-teiits'and inflammable rubbish. 'y  ���'������'Tiie-meeting' then adjourned.  ��� NEW RUSH.  There   has   been quite an exodus  this -week  to  a new placer diggins  discovered and recorded   byC.   B.  Jones   and   Frank   Aitken.    They  have secured  a  600-foot  discovery  claim and named the creek Graham,'  after the Gold Commissioner.    Tlie  creek is 011 the north side  of Taku  Arm, entering it  about   five   miles  ab^ve Taku  City,   and   nearly   opposite   Mrs.   Bell's   old   restaurant.  Discovery  claim  is about ten miles  up the creek and the gold got  is  a  beautiful   sample,  being waterworn  and    ranging   up   to   three   pennyweight  pieces. ��� Mr. Jones left two  ouuees  in the Bank of B. N." A. secured off the discovery   claims .and  returned onTuesda3' with a horse to  pack lumber for-sluice boxes. . lie  is    reported    as   saying   that   the  ground is good for an ounce a   day  to the man, but fears it is limited in  extent.   Many have taken boat and  gone  over to  see  for   themselves,  and' next  week we hope to be able  to publish  satisfactory  news , from  this latest rush.  LIMITED,  HEAD OFFICE,  Atlin, "B. C  Searches Made and Abstracts of Title to Mineral, Hydraulic  ' and Placer Claims Furnished.    Correspondence solicited.  f  ..^���V^Ai<V*Ai^A<V^.A/V'VVA^ ^^AAAAMAAAAAAAAA^WWV^'  NICKERSON , ' '  Has removed to the Parson's  Produce building and continues to  cater for the public as formerly..  His goods, saved from, the fire, are  not damaged in the least, and still  maintain their high standard of  excellence. All staple and finer  classes of groceries,, fruits, cigars  and tobaccos on hand, with large  consignments to arrive.  ���.-���_';  7- BACK,FROM NOME.  jack Feniiis afrivedjback in At-.  Uii from Nomer Via 7 Seattle, on  Tuesday. The tales he.tells of lawlessness and 7 misery iii that hellhole are nearly beyond belief,  'fhree men found buried in the'  sea sand,1 one killed by a- hammer,  .he other two by axes; two bodies  fail;id   shot to death on the tundra :  -The Atlin Literary Society .acknowledges its indebtedness to the  Atlin Lake Lumber Co. for a supply of dressed lumber, for tables,  bookshelves, etc. ���[  Many people have begged off  jury duty in order to go lo [the'new  rush, but the authorities are inexorable. The certain arrest for contempt of court, "and the [possible  hundred dollars fine, have, tied up  several who would rather [be over  the hills and far away.  A tent in the centre of the town  was found by Chief Bingham on  Wednesday evening with the- occupant absent, the' stove filled full  with the draft on, the stove and  three feet of the pipe red hot, with  a shower of sparks issuing therefrom.' The tent wassurrounded by  buildings and a heavy wind blowing right into the town.  Eric Halverson, at the, hospital,  Saws wood., -Have you'any to saw?  Three young girls got .an involuntary, bath in .the lake last  week whilst fooling on an old and  small raft. They managed to  scramble ashore';and got ;home; to  their mammas for a change of  clothing, and, no doubt,7 had the  old verse repeated to them:   .   .  Mother, may I go out to swim?  Yes, my dearest daughter.  Hang your clotheson a hickory .limb,  Rut dflji't p<i into the wntcv. |  THE  (IRANI*  HOTEL  FINEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH..   EVERYTHING  .'���      .CONDUCTED IN( FIRST-CLASS 'MANNER.  French Restaurant In Oonnaction  Rick & Hastie,  Prokriktoks;    David IIastie,  Manac'kk.   '  Corner of First and Discovery Streets.  Canadian Bank..,  ?..of Commerce  r 1  Corner Second and Pearl Streets.  Gold Assayed,  Purchased  or Taken on  Consignment.  ' . Exchange sold on all the principal points in Europe, the United  States and Canada.  ASSAY OFFICE .  IN CONNECTION  FOR GOLD DUST ONLY.  T. R. BILLETT, Manager.  .Gm  .NOTARY PUBLIC.  OFFICE: Corner of Third and Pearl Street,  Atlin,  H. C,  opposite Government. Buildings.  All kinds of mining paper* made out   Several years'  practical  experience.   OFFICE OF H. -M's CUSTOMS.  IRKLAND -HOTEL,  FIRST  STREET,   ATLIN.  . ��� J.' KIRKLAND, - Manager.  First-class dining room  And Elegant Sleeping Rooms.  APPLICATION FOR LAND.  NOTICE is hereby Riven that SO flay* after  date I intend to apply to tlio Commissioner  of Lands and Works for permission to lease  5 (five) acres of land for garden purpoues,  situate on the north side of Pine Creek,  about two and a half miles from its mouth,  commencing at stake marked No. 1- running-  easterly 202 yurds to stake No. 2, near to Pine  Creek; thence northerly 120 yards to stake  No.!!; thence westerly 202 yards to stake No.  4; thence southerly 12!) yards to pluce of commencement. II. A. BAXTER.  Atlin, B.C., Au-r. 11. lflOO.  G. E. Hayes.  I. G. CORNKLL.  Discovery.  OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.  first-ceass restaurant  .'.;.���;-.��� in-.:���,:���--.��� 777: ��� ������.  ''.;' -connection-    ���  Headquarters for Bulmer &jParrott'ii atags.  PINE TREE fiOTEE  '���>.'.-; DISCOVERY,^ C. 7  :77 -.������'  When you come to Discovery take  shelter under the tree.  Finest of liquors.     Good  stabling.  DEPARTMENT   OF   MINES.  Examination for Assayers for License  to Practice in. British Columbia.  . Iii accordance with section 12 of the Bureau of Mines' Act, a speciul examination  for efficiency in the practice of assaying will  be held in Atlin during the first part of September,- 1900, should any candidates apply  for same. Application for such examination may be mude to AV. 1?. Robertson, Provincial Mineralogist, at the Governmeutoffice,  Atlin. The exuet'date of the examination  will be lixed by Mr. Robertson to suit the  convenience of candidates, and due notice  of same will be posted iu the office of the  Gold Commissioner.  ' Details of examination may he had at tho  office of tlie Gold Commissioner.  Atlin, B. C, All!*, 24, 190P.  NOTICE.  Sale of Chows  Land by Tkndek.  QEALED    TENDERS   will   be   received  by  the undersigned, up   to  noon of Thursday, 20th September, for the purchase of lot  176.   Cassiar   District,   containing  101 acres,  situated at the junction of Pine  Creek with  Atliu Lake.   The sale will be subject to payment' by tlie purchaser of tiie appraised value  "of the improvements which  have been.mude  ou the lot aud no tender of a less price than  $5.00 per acre will lie entertained.  'W..S. GOKK.  Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Works.  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria. B. C, U)th August, 1900.  Certificates of   Improvement.  MINERAL   CLAIMS  "Lucky Liverpool," 'Nannimo," "Paris  Exhibition," '���Unknown," "Transit Fraction," Sultana Fraction," ''Imperial," "Nimrod" mineral claims, situate iu the Atliu  Lake Mining Division of Cassiar District.  Where located: Ou Monro Mountain, about  1 miles north-east of Atliu.,  Take notice that 1, J. 11. Brownlee. ugent  for Tliomas ii. Jones, Free .Miners' certilicate No. 50791 A: Win. Moore,. Free Miners'  certificate No. 90107; Jaiue.- Stolces, Free  Miners' certificate No. 9jlliy; W.1C. Hamilton,  Free Miners' cerriiicato No. 2'lo8 special, and  R. D. Fetherstoiihaugii, Freo .Winers' certilicate No. B2828U, iiitund, lid day., from tlio dute  hereof,.to apply to the mining recorder for a  certificate of improvements, for the purpose  of obtaining a crown grant of the above  claims.  And further take notice that action under  section 37 must be commenced before'tlie  issuance of siicli certificate of improvements.  3. H.'BROWNLEK.  Dated this 10th day of August, 1900.  Application to Prospect for Goal.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after  date I intend toupply to the Chief Commli-  siouer of Lands and Works for permission  to prospeel for coal on the following:' de��-  cribed tract of land, situate in the Hazleton  sub-division of tlie district of Cassiar: Commencing at a stake marked "M. McP., N. B.  comer post," theuce south 80chains; thenco  west SO chaius; thence north 80 chains; thence  eust 807chains to point of commencement,  'ftiid"co'iitainingG*10 acres more or less.  M.McPHATTKR  Manager  Jubilee Mining & Development Co.  Dated Atliu, It. C��� ^Ist .3-ii.V, 1SM1.  <J||  "il  si  i  i  i  mi  m  m  1  A..ill  if  \M  ��� k]  I. &  M��s**-*��?i3JH,Wff.*Kaa*^^i^  "T^rn-r-j-svi jvt a*    tjt   i*C !\j>  ���-���>  V,  .K  ATUN, ��.- C.r SATURDAY, SKPTUMBKR r  lf��.  We Oof Hurt  "Sunday's Tire  BUT HAVE PLENTY'OF GOODS LEFT.  '��� ': Our Cheab Sale of  >CEHIE$  la. Mill On,  T  > e      ��  >on't Miss tiie Opportunity  ��&&&&>&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&>&&&$>&&) <&aW4f&tMfieMF&e4(<f<}Gi^^ ���&&&4te&&efigMW&sM&&^^  OUR STOCK OF  ��� i*i  !&��[  ^  W  i  Is Complete, and we are offering  '���^  ���  V*VV���-*<V*VW^^^Vi*V^AMW*V*WWW VW'��*A*A*>'V*<VVV'��'-WVWWVV*v<WV  First Street  tj- MiiH{*wiflr-yj,ossapii:iSffHMt��*ww*u>����3WT^ ww ATLIX,   B.   C,   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER i.  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  One ot tlie beat articles tor good health li  u wholesome loaf of bread at 12 cents, and a  first-class meal for 50 cents at, tlie Pioneer  Bakerv.  The second mill test of'63'tow.  of the Imperial group, Monro  Mountain, according to the B. C.  Review, was 52 ozs., worth $790.  . Dr A. S. Monro, Vancouver,  who was in Atlin last year, was  united in marriage to Miss Edith  McCrossan, of Winnipeg,- at Victoria on the iCth inst.  . The Atlin Literary Society will  open their rooms this evening.  Everybody invited to inspect.  Mrs. Mary E. Hitchcock will  give, her illustrated talk, "San Francisco to the Klondyke," at' the B.  M. P. A. tent. Pine, on Monday  evening. On Thursday, at the A.  B. Hall, Atlin, she will' give her  second lecture, "Doing the Town,"  being her experiences in the golden  city cf Dawson. The lantern illustrations of men, mines and manners, will be profuse. Concert  rooms, dance halls, wash-ups and  all that goes to make up life in the  mining capital will be projected 011  the screen, whilst the accompanying lecture, like the first, is sure to  ' be a literary treat.  Go to Cummings & Richardson's  for gents' furnishings, boots and  shoes, First street.  The men at work on the quartz  mine on Monro Mountain have  been laid off and returned to town.  Just exactly what this portends we  have no means at present of ascertaining.  The employees,of the McKee hydraulic claim left in a body for the  new rush on Wednesday. Mr. McKee is iu town trying to get men to  fill the vacancies.  On Sunday last Geo. Rice left  for Circle, taking with him a large  scow loaded with his brewery  plant, furniture and music hall  paraphernalia. They got over-to  Taku by the use pf sweeps, when  Mr. Tennant piloted them through  . the Atlinto river. Large numbers  assembled to see the outfit off.  Capt. Nickerson complains that  large quantities of his goods were  saved from the fire only to become  a prey to thieves. '  Mahrer & Mead, of the Exchange,  contemplate giving up business  shortly.  From latest accounts the big  nickel discoveries on Tory Inlet  are O. K.  Quart prospecting on upper  Wright creek is very active. Many  locations have been made and the  mountains resound with sounds of  blasting.  The salary of the recorder has  beeii reduced from $150 to $110,  and that of the clerks from $125 to  to $85.  The well-known steamer Cutch  run on a reef at Douglas Island on  the 22nd Aug. The crew, passengers and mail were saved. Vessel  and cargo a total loss. She was  bound north at the time.  Bob. Fitzsimmons knocked out  Tom Sharkey in twa rounds on  Aug. 24, at New York, for a $25,-  000 purse.  Mrs. Hitchcock received yesterday a letter from Prince Lobanoff.  It is dated *roni St. Petersburg and  alludes in flattering terms to the  large mining concessions ou the Siberian coast which this enterprising  lady has secured from the Russian  Government. The Prince has also  heard of Atlin and thinks it might  jood place lor thc investment  mot iev.  Continued from pnge'l.  ting the pace. The distance between the'eager ortes soon widened  and the last thing Tom heard as  he was stealing away from the  boys was from Ed., who was crying  at the top of his voice: "Save the  books; save the books." The  prayer was answered and the books  saved. - ���  Prominent among the workers,  and working with a will too, could  be seen the Rev. Pringle, Presbyterian; Rev. Stephenson, Episcopalian, and Father Morgan, Roman Catholic. All were passing the  water along merrily, the exigency  of the situation making them pronounced" Baptists for the time being.  Mr. Robertson, * Government  Mineralogist, at present on a visit,  joined the ranks and gave yeoman  service.  During all the. excitement 'we  noticed only one man who did not  volunteer. This gentleman was  leisurely smoking his pipe aud lolling around, taking in. the scene.  Matters suddenly changed when  the Commissioner spotted him, and  he was soon working* with the  rest.  Godfrey hardware ��0.  ; swccnssosK '/to       - <  ,      THOS., DUNN ft CO.  DEALERS  IN , _     (  Miners'Supplies,  Builaers' Hardware,  Stoves, Tinware, Etc  tinshop in connection. *', FIRST STREET, ATLIN  P. BURNS ��>CO.,  Wholesale   -   and  'Corner ' First  -    Retail   -   Butchers.  and   Pearl  Streets.  OLIVE  BUILDEI  X  AND  CONTRACTOR  ESTIMATES  GIVEN  ON' ALL  '     ,* KINDS OF WORK.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS  A   SPECIALTY.  BRICKS FOR SALE.  OFFICES    Third Street, Atlin.  NEXT,TO CHURCH OK   ENGLAND   .  P**p**********9****^^  ���    PERSONALS.  Amongst the arrivals by yesterday's boat  were Ex-Governor Mclnnes and wife,  Judge Martin, Barristers Ca&sidy und Mac-  donell, and Stenographer Seymour.  Rev. J. Pringle is expected in next week.  Miss Helen and Mary Curtis of Pine are  visiting in Atlin.  G. H. Anderson, accompanied by Airs. Anderson, leave for Dawson to-day, ou. one of  Baker & Tennant's scows. "**" '  Miss lv. C. Smith arrived in yesterday to  assume the positton of  school-teacher.  I). Burton left for the coast yesterday,  were he will outfit for a trip.to*, the Xanana  country.  W. Wilson, Victoria, came in yesterday-  Mr. Griffiths, of the Sunrise Hydraulic  Group, was u. passenger on. the Scotia yesterday. .:.  Mrs. Teuiiant, the popular orgunist of St.  Andrew's Presbyterian Gniirch, left veste-  day for White Horse, where she will join her  husband, and thence proceed-to Dawson on  one of the river steamers. ..Mr. aud Mrs.  Tennant will spend three weeks in the Golden metropolis and then return to Atlin..   '  D. Burns, ofthe pushing*- meat firm of P.  Burns & Co., came iu on yesterday's boat  .���ind is looking; over the scorched section of  Atlin.  PEOPLE'S   MEAT   MARKET.  C. DOELKER, PROP.  .    .    FRESH MEATS ALWAYS ON HAND.    .    .  ' '���      o .  We have fitted up an ice storage tor fish and handle all  the produce .of the lake.   ���*,     '  Our wagon leaves every day for Pine and the other creeks  with fresh fish.    Look out for it.  .SPECIAL'PRICES  TO'COMPANIES.  I  9*9&HMWF^.��*)**^JMH**^  be  of.some Russian  TO THE PUBLIC. ���  I beu to inform the public of Atlin that I  shall shortly remodel and enlarge my premises for the coming: winter, as I an here to  stay, for sure, l'or a substantial meal, combined with cleanliness, good service and ta&te,  patronize the Atlin Restaurant, Pearl Street.  Open from 5 a. in. till 8 p.< m. Slipper, card  aud dance parties catered for. "Bill" Fone,  proprietor.  AT THE GRAND.  G. G. Butler, Northumberland, Ens.; F.  Pennington, London; W. F. Robertson, Victoria; R. Skinner, Vancouver; T. Des Brisay,  Bennett; R. Cassidy, Victoria;.T.R. Mclnnes,  and wife, Victoria; D.G. Alaodonell, Vancouver: P. T. Harper, S. S. Moats, H. B. Ruu-  iialls, Skag-wnjr: .Justice Martin, Victoria; D.  Burns. Bennett.  MINERAL RECORDS.  Aug. 24���Win. Brown���Great Mistake.  24���J. D. Tait���Greater Mistake.  24���Kate Stubblefielci���Greatest Mistake.  The above three claims lire located on  tlie  xoiith side of Pine creek, 2 m  above Discov-  Aiijr. 27-F. S. Fry-The Link, Clin Mountain.  27���C. H. Tiberser���Summit, Clin Mountain.  27���H. Harmon���August Find, Monro Monti.  27���Albert Patton, MartraretMcAulay, Monro Mountain.  27���M. McPhatter, John Bull, Monro Moun.  37���A.. L. Bindley���Dorothy, south end of  Tahu Arm. '���  29-C. Dubois Mason ��� Victoria, Clin  Mountain.  30-1). G. Stewnrt~\Vellinj*-ton, Snake ck.  30���S. P. Queen���War Horse, Snake ck.  COURT OF ASSIZE.  Mr. Justice Martin opened, iu Atliu yester-  doy. the iirst Court of Assize sitting over  held in Cassiar. ;  Mr. C. W. Sawers, on behalf of the local  bar, read a congratulatory address which  was responded to by His Lordship.  Tin- Grand Jury were then sworn as follows:  Messrs. Gillard, Blackett, Foley, M. Williams,  Cro.is, Fetliei'stonliaush, Billett, Jack&on,  Mahrer. Letherdule,Lowry,- Spencer, Fraser  (foreman.)  In tho case of Retina v. CuIIin, no true  bill was found, and the prisoner wns diH*  charged.  Tlin cases, of Wise v. Christopher and Fe-  therstouliau-j-h, and Lamb v. Christopher  will come up in Chambers ut in this -morning'  FROM7GRAHAM CREEK.  Friday 'Evening���Several parties  have returned from the above  creak, on Taku Arm, after stakinF  claims. The}* are all going back  again- at once with tools and provisions. Sinking is very- shallow,  averaging only about three feet."  Country is much of the style. of  Wright creek with the same geological indications. General impressions are favorable, although nothing certain as yet beyond the discovery claim. Fourmiles of benches already staked off in hydraulic  leases, and one immense ledge -of  ioo feet in width of mineralized ore  also located. , .  , The lower part of -which they  named Joe Martin creek was prospected early last summer by TFritz.  Miller-and Kenneth McLaren, who  tound nothing to pay over two dollars a day. Their efforts stopped  at the forks,, four miles up and it  is on the left fork that the present  discoveries lie.  Dixon    Bro*.,  * Run the only stage to -  DISCOVERY and SURPRISE LAKE  A four-horse Saratoga will  convey passengers to Dis  cover}', and from there connection  is made with Surprise Lake.  M      *     I.  They Have a Number of Buggies  of the Latest Pattern for Hire.  The steamer Ruth   has  paid  off  her crew and tied up for the season.  ILLUSTRATED LECTURE.  "San Francisco to the Klondyke."  MRS. MARY Ii. HITCHCOCK  will present her lecture, illustrated by profuse lantern views, at the  BJ.P.A. Tent, Pine City,  Monday Evening, Sept.  3rd.  TICKETS 50c.  Can be had from J. Letherdalo and N. Sabin.  CARD OF THANKS.  Capt. A. Nickerson hereby tenders his  heartfelt thanks to bis friends aud the public generally for their noble efforts, through  which the major part of his foods \ver�� saved on Sunday last. lieiiifr unable to thank  all personally, tlie captain takes this weans  of acknowledging- his deep indebtedness.  vSaddle Horses and Freighting are a  Specialty-with, them.  Leave  orders   at   the    B.    A.   C.  Store, corner ist and Rant.  TITLES EGGERT'&SON,  Swiss Watchmakers,  And  manufacturing: jewellers.  All kinds of linnet work executed with  neatness and despatch.,  First  st.  next  to A'ancouver General Store  .When  in Atlin  at the .  stop  OLYMPIC HOTEL  First Street. ���  Headquarters-*for- Lemp's St.  ��� Louis Lager Beer.  i  First class Restaurant in connection  A.  BURKE,   Manager.  LIVINGSTON THOMPSON, C. E.,  Provincial Land Surveyor,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  OFFICE:   THIRD   ST.,      -      - ATLIN,  Opposite New Government Buildings.  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP  LINK & PRATT, Props.  Now occupy their new quarters next  to the Bank of H. N. A., First Street.  The bath rooms are equally a*i Koodais fouiM  in cities.   Private   Entrance for ladiei.   IN   THE   A. B. Ball, Atlin, Thursday,  SEPT. 6th,  Hitchcock's Second Illustrated Lecture,  Doing the Town.  Mi-  Real Men and Women of Dawson  Thrown Upon the Screen.  Clean-ups, Mining Scenes, Dance Halls, Etc.,  Exhibited.  Realistic Experiences Related.  TICKETS 50c.


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