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 loi  ���v"  IV"  m  VOL.    3-  ATUN, 13. C.'.-SATURDAY,   SEPTEMBER 8,    900.  NO.  7��-  w,  i  f. E. MclFeely and Co.  GENERAL HARDWARE,  CROCKERY, GLASSWARE AND WALL PAPERS.  ALT, krNDSOF TINSMITH WORK  l'ROIUl'TLY   ATTICNDK1)  TO.  .      .      A   LARCH  SUl'I'l.Y  OI"    ASHKSTOS   CLOTH   IN   STOCK.      .      .  Corner of First and Pearl Street, '', ATLIN.  THE LAMARE HYDRAULICS  On Boulder Creek, in Active  A Record Made in the Jnstal-  lation of a Modern Plant.  One day this   week-our   mining  reporter    gratified   himself with   a"  long   postponed   visit   to  Boulder  Creek.    A   ride to Pine on Dixon's  stage and a lunch at Stubblefield's,  were   in   order  and   gone  ihrough  with.     A   charming   walk  is  that  from Pine to Surprise   Lake;, good  level rood   and   delightful   scenery.  For   the  first two miles out of Pine  the nervy arms of the miners  have  improved the scenery   out  of existence, pile - upon -pile ��� of���boulders,"  cabins,   some ��� occupied,    others   in  every  stage  of decay,   empty pre.  served   meat cans', bottles, wrecked  gum-boots,   overalls    which    have  outlived their usefulnes by  the  effluxion of time  and all the disjecta  of a minirg camp strew   the  scene.  Passing through   all   this   we soon  r. ach  the natural country.    Winding along o-i our left for some three  miles lo its head in   Pir.e   Creek  is  the large ditch af the fumri.-e   Co ,  do" vti v, inch a   couple   of lliousii'id  ���ii'chc"*. <>i   w.i'er is ���"utinii'g merrily.  This    cl   iinely   executed    piece  of  work,   costly besides, and is destined to be an important factor in   Ihe  v future of our gold-fields.    Here the  road crosses Pine and runs through a  well-wooded section.    On th*- right  is a small lake of .crystalline waler.  the surface of which showed a constant succession of rings, caused by  greyling   rising   lo     the,   unwary  flies.    Six miles from Pine the  unborn   city  of Surprise  comes  into  view,  a   collection   of   tent  frameworks.    One  solitary store and saloon is left blooming alone.    Cross  ing the creek here, d two-miles stiff  up-grade Irarao along theJeft bank  of Boulder Creek brings us   to   the  first  camp,   which   is   that   of the  Jaime de   Lamare-   Hxdraulic  Syndicate,    the  object  of   our   quest.  Here we are warmly   welcomed   by  Mons. E. Crom, one  of the  share  holders,   aud  also   the   .syndicate's.' be carted in,  houses  Darkness setting in, the visit to the  works   was   postponed   until  next  morning and   the  party   retired   to  the offices and cottage of the syndicate, built by   the  manager  during the  summer.    The   view   from  them is superb,   and was alone, full  compensation,   and   more,   for any  toils    incurred.--..Planted    on   the  outer edge of a  small  bench,   they  directly   overlook the works 150 ft.  below.    On the left, Boulder Creek,  dotted with tents, runs its tortuous  course down from the lofty  mountains  wbieb   form the background.  In   front, the deep gorge, the monitor with its crescent of water,   lines'  of pipes and flumes,   and behind, a  vast    bald 'mountain,   blended  all  over with lo\ely hues���Jack Frost's  fairy touch-on the vegetation.      On  the right, fully a mile distant  aud  500 feet   below, .lay   beautiful Surprise   Lake'glinting in the last rays  o!"the setting~suh,"a"scehe'df beauty  to be indelibly photographed on' the  mental  retina   and stored away for  ever.    Eights   were  extinguisheed  early, as every one had to be up and  doing  in tbe morning, and so with  the swash of the  monitor  and  the  deep   rumbling   of  stones   in   the  fiume   to   lull  us  to  slumber,   we  slept t'he sleep of all  who  have a  good   appetite   and   no   particular  conscience to bother them.  The Jaime de Lamare Hydraulic  Syndicate property consists of an  aggregation of 15 leases belonging  to various parties, and embracing  1000 acres, more or less. Last year  M.' Lamare and Crom made arrangements with the owners by  which their syndicate (with head-  qua: ters at Paris) furnishes the  working capital and operates the  mines for a certain percentage of  the gross production. In pursuance  of this agreement, Mr. C. Christopher, the well-known mining expert, who is also one of the principal leaseholders, was installed as  general manager, with instructions  to push the work. June, 1S99, saw  tlie commencement and Jul}'" 23rd,  1900, iound everything complete  for a slart. The amount of work  accomplished in that time must be  seen to be appreciated. Roads to  be graded to the mine, piping,  monitors and all iron work to be  brought from the  coast,   lumber to  to   be  erected  wards  the plant   was complete   in  every particular and   the   monitors  tlirowing water.    This is   a   record  of which Mr. Christopher may well  be proud and one that will be   hard  to beat.     -    ���  Tlie   main flume from the intake  to  the  pressure   box  is   embedded  into'the-solid hill side and   is* fully  1000   feet in   length,   size   30 x" 30  inches.     The wat��r passes through  two] receiving  boxes   aud    thence  into]the pressure box, which stands  at an elevation   of  205 , feet  above  the workings   below.    The  piping,  ���1400   feet   iir length   and" 14 to 16  inches in diameter,  is braced firmly  to  the  steep hillside, and descends  to the gulch in   a   curve calculated  to  obviate any unnecessary friction  to the water in  its  descent.-   The  ��� 1  two    monitors   are  number  fours,  with adjustable nozzles. The sluices  are oyer 560 feet in length, strongly  built, 32 inches deep" and 30 in  width: The syndicate L;ive 800  feet of piping on hand for further  extensions and also enough lumber  iu the yard for next season's operations.  G. W. Blodgett is foreman, and  has had large experience in California and South America. The employees are 20 in number, -including the veteran Mr. Bennett.  The- ra on itors are at "preseri twof Icing three-hour shifts on a large  slide of blue clay which has blocked the original channel of the  creek. This clay carries recent  wash, with payable value, on top,  but underneath it lies the old' and  true channel, which is known to be  very rich in heavy gold. The prospects for the .next aud succeeding  seasons are very brightindeed. In  fact, they might well be described  as  certainties and not as prospects.  The Syndicate have every reason1 for felicitation on the magnificent outcome of M. Lamare and  Crora's business enterprise. They  had the judgment to recognize the  possibilities of Boulder Creek and  the    courage   lo   financially   back  chance to work out their claims iu  the meantime.  , FOR THE PORCUPINE.  Tlie Hon. t Mr. Justice Martin,  special commissioner to the Porcupine district, accompanied by his  secretary, Mr.' Louis J. Seymour,  aud Mr. J.D. Graham,gold commissioner, * left for that place ou Friday's steamer. They are going  down lo settle mining disputes and  establish the titles, of those already  holding claims. ��� His Lordship bears  special and plenary powers for that  district, which is in a more or less  unsettled condition, owing -to the  change of boundary Jine consequent  upon the arranged modus  vivendi.  CONDENSED.  their judgment. Their reward in  the near future is as certain as anything can humanly be. We want  many such men in this new country; men of push, capital and the  will to put their convictions to the  test of practical working.  representative in the   north   d.iri  M.    Laraare's   absence,    and    real  nobly'did the honors follow.    Soon  the famished scribi   was  replenishing the inner- m.ui with a   gusto lo  gusto  which he had long been a stranger.  lS for employees aud other purposes,  grading for flumes aud multifarious  other odds and ends, all requiring  time, labor aud expense, and lots of  it. '. When the necessary lumber  finally  arrived   in,   18   days  after-  CLOSED FOR THE SEASON.  The Sunrise Gulch Hydraulic  Co. stopped piping on Tuesday and  will probably close down for the  season. The miners on Pine petitioned the Commissioner, to serve  an injunction restraining the,company from dumping tailings on their  claims. This was granted and  hence the stoppage. The company  thinks it better to close up than  have any litigation, and also recognize the fact that the miners have  rights which they are bound to respect.. By closing up till next season -the  miners  will   have   a  fair  London advices of Aug. 25th say  that the French government is preparing for war there can be no  doubt. The' Pall' Mali Gazette  puts, in concrete form what newspapers fn all parts of England have  been' saying -in a veiled way 'for  three _ days. There is- absolutely  no occasion for war between France  aod Britain, save the hatred of every class - of. each nation for ��� the  other!    "  New York, Aug. 25.���It is rumored- on good'authority that Russia, -GermanV.and-, Japan have declared war on China, and will invite England and the United States  to retire.  London, Aug. 28.���General Bulger attacked Botha's commandoes  this 'morning. The Boer lines were  broken and they are falling back.  The Boers lost heavily. Half the  gunners of the Bethel commando  were killed, as well as its comman-'  dant, yon Dahvig, a cousin of the  famous Herr Krupp, the gun-manufacturer.  , London, Aug. 30.���The British  have captured Machadadorp, the  last Boer stronghold. The Boers  retired so hastily that they left a  gcod hot dinner behind them, which  Tommy'Atkins ate with a gusto.  The Boers are falling back on Ley-  .denburg.  Ex-President Steyn and Commandant Delarey had au interview  with Kruger last Saturday at Wat-  ervalonder.  New Westminster, Aug. 30.���  The Westminster Lacrosse Club  has defeated everything it has met  in the east, so far. They laid out  the Quebecs twice in hollow style.  In Montreal the}- beat the famous  French team, the Nationals, 8 to 2,  and the erstwhile champion Irish  team, the Shamrocks, by. 6 to 2.  They have yet to tackle the" Capitals of Ottawa, the champions of  the Dominion.  ��� The Birch Creek hydraulic has,  we are delighted to learn, struck  bedrock and five feet of number one-  pay dirt in their workings. L'lte in  the season at it is, the prospects for  one good wash-up are all right. fi  SATURDAY, SKPTEMBKR S, iyoo.  ���<Tnii Atlin Claim.  I'ulilislird    overy    Snlimlny   iiuiriiiiii;   l>y  Till'. ATMS  Cjlt.llSX    Pljlll/IHJIINC  (Jo.  OHicc of publiiNilioji:  Soooml, liptwuen Ti'iiiiKii" and Punrl Sli-ci-l  Aflvrrtisiiiir vnti's niiide known mi niiplicii-  tion.  Tin; Hiihxuriiitiou priuo is jfla  y��nr   imv-  ablo in uilvniK'i*.     No pi"|>oiyvill bo dulivurvd  unless these eomlitioii.s arc* conilipad with.  The    Supreme     Court   sittings  which have just closed will go quite  a way towards clearing up the legal  tangles this district is cursed  with,  but  it is a matter for regret that all  the cases brought up could   not  be  disposed of then aud there.  Mining  litigation   is  the deadly foe of mining progress and we hope to sec all  these deferred cares finall)- straight  ened out before the  advent  of another summer.    The sittings themselves were carried out iu   a   dignified  manner ' and  we  congratulate  "Mr. Justice Martin on the. very favorable impression he produced   and  predict that his return here   at any  future time'will be hailed with   the  utmost satisfaction.  .._ . The  presentment  of the   Grand  Jury is a clean-cut document,   concise and well-worded.    It  calls  attention,   without -any  unnecessary  verbiage,    to   the    district's   most  pressing wants.- The early appoint-  , ment of a   commission   to  enquire  into   the' working  of    the   Placer  Mining  Act, the-building.of a gaol  in Atlin. a police court   with  lockup at Pine, an iiicrease in the salaries of ,the government officials, increased  fees to''jurors in accordance  with cost of living,- a bridge  across  Pine at Discovery,- the appointment  of a   health officer and coroner, assistance  to' hospitals, a government  assay "office at Atlin, the loaning of  diamond  drills to prospectors, government control of freight and passenger rates between tide water and  Atliu, and   financial   assistance  in  securing efficient lire protection appliances. r*  This makes up a pretty complete, but not exorbitant, number  of wa::ts. They amount in the aggregate to very- little for a district  which has turned over to the government the sum of $166,000 with  iu thc'last-'two years.    .   .  Kcri. Justice Martin Holds the  First Court of Assise Held  in Cassiar.  Grand Jury's   Presentment-  No Bill Against C. Cullen.  C  C. CHRISTOPHER,    . '  ����� ��� President.  I *  A. C.  HIRSCPIFELD, " ;.'  Secretary.  ;,  Atlin. Abstract �����ni|Miny,  LIMITED.  HEAD OFFICE,  Atlin, B. C  WELCOME   BACK.  The  Rev.   John Pringle, Atlin's  popular and universally   loved  and  respected minister, returned on Friday '�����rom   his-well-earned   vacation  east     A large crowd   met  him   at  the wharf, aud many were the warm  handshakings .he. had   to  undergo.  Every-.ons,   Presbyterians,   Episcopalians'and Nothingarians were delighted to have   "Qur  John".' back  amongst us  once, more   to  resume  ���his extensive sphere  of  usefulness:  ' The better tQnieet all who' wished  lo pay their resp>e,cts,au informal recent ion  was   Q.iven   .iu   the   A.'B.  ''Hall'in the evening,  a lid was large;  ly   attended.     ,\ very pleasant time  was had'with music and song,   Mr.  Eraser and Mr. Sawers .making eloquent   speeches  of welcome.    Mr.  Pringle  answered' at length, detailing his experiences "in   the  east as  the "missionary   from Atlin,".  and  told of the universal desire there to  know moreot the great north country  and its resources.    He delivered iii  all 57   addresses  in   various  cities  and  towns.    Mr.   Pringle is enjoying  his���' usual rugged   health   and  says there is no place like Atlin.  The first Court of Assize in Atliu' .was opened on Friday last with'  due foim and ceremony, tlie historic "Oh! jes; Oh I yes, ".uttered by  Sbciiff Paxtoij being Ihe first words  of the proceedings.  The tion. Mr. Justice Martin, of  the Supicme Court of British Columbia, reached Atlin on Friday of  last week, accompanied by, Mr.  Louis J. Seymour, his secretary  aud court stenograj.hei; Mr. Robt.  Cassidy, and Mr. D. G. Macdon-  nell, of the Victoria and Vancouver  bars respectively. His Lordship lost  no'time after' lunch in getting to  work, the court being,opened at 2  o'clock prcnijtly.o Mr."Sawers, of-  the local bar, expressed in graceful  and well-chosen wirds the welcome  of the bar and inhabitants to the  Justice, whose reply ' felicitously,  referred to the honor-of being the  first Judge'of Assize, the beaut}- of  the "district, the excellence- of the  accommodation sup] "lied by the new.  Government " building, etc.- The  evident disposition of the Court to  have no unnecessary ��� delay .in  bringing forward cases soon produced the desired result and- the  grand and petit juries were sworn  and got to work.' ���  GRAND JURY'S   PRESENTMENT.  To the Honourable Mr. Justice  Martin, Presiding Judge. of  Assize, Atlin. B. C.:  Your Lordship���We, the Grand  Jury, desire to acknowledge our  appreciation of your remarks upon  this the opening of th'e first- Court  of Assize held in' the District of  Cassiar; ai.d we offer you our congratulations upon the exceedingly  light criminal docket with which  you have to deal. This ' fact 'we  consider to be due partly .to .the  presence of a conscientious Stipen-.  diary Magistrate aud-partly to' the.  law-abiding' nature of the popula-^  tion.  It is, too, a matter oi" sali-faction  to us to be able to offer y 011- such  ���excellent accommodation as' -that  afforded b\ our ':ew government  building, which structure is all  that can be desired; and. we, are  glad-to welcome you .as Ihe ._ first,  presiding judge.    _��� '  ��� We would invite yotr attention  to the urgent necessity-for the appointment of a resident Judge .at  this important' mini-.g centre... .The  unique position "of this district, ��� so  happily referred to in your charge  lo us, its isolation and remoteness  from the commercial and political  capitals of the Province, renders it  absolutely.'necessary in the .interests of justice that a County^gojirt.  should be permanently ���.���established,  here. >. -....  '-. '  The early appointment of a commission to inquire into the operation of the "Placer Mining Act,"  we .urgently, request; and, in this  connection  we  would  direct your  Searches Made and Abstracts of Title ,to Mineral, Hydraulic  and  Placer Clainis Furnished.    Correspondence solicited.  VVViy^AA'VVS/VV^AA/V^i'V'*^"^--^'' '  'A*AAAA/WW��AAAi*iAu*i*<�� A^A^MA  'THE-.GRAND" HOTEL  I'I NEST EQUIPPED HOTEL IN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  , ,     CONDUCTED IN   FIRST-CLASS  MANNER. '  French Restaurant inr- GoBmcoticm  Rick & Hastik,  Pkoi'uiktoks;    David I-Iastik,  Managkk,  Corner of First and Discoverv SU'eets.   -  attention to the important amendments to this act suggested by the  Gold Commissioner, Mr. J. D.  Graham, and by the Atlin District  Board of Trade.  A Gaol with suitable .accommodation for prisoners should be provided at Atlin; and a Police Court,  for the transaction of criminal and  civil business, should be constructed .at Discovery, a lock-up and gaol  being attached thereto.  We desire to place upon record  our sense of the efficiency and zeal  displayed by the.present Gold Commissioner,' Mr. J. D. Graham, during,his tenure of office under very  trying circumstances; and we wish  to . say that, considering the impor-  tahceof his'position and its-responsibilities, we are strongly of the  opinion that his salary is altogether insufficient; and at the. same  time we would urge that he be accorded a large measure, of moral  support by his' departmental superiors.        v      -  We have also to retaark ou the  wretched salaries' paid to Government officials generally in this dis:  trict, e. g., to the clerks employed  in the office of the Gold Commissioner'and'Government Agent. An  allowance ot $85 ��� per month in a  country where the bare cost of living is not less than $50 a month, is  not ' likely to induce ��� honest and  qualified men to seek government  employment. Again, the scale of  fees provided for the. services of  sheriff and the attendance of jurors  is not in keeping with ihe daily  wage ($5) ruling in this district and  such scale should, ��� in our opituon,  be revised without delay.  ... ,.A sufficient sum should be appropriated to properly remunerate  and support ' school teachers and  schools in both Atlin and Discovery.; having due regard lo the cost  .of Hying iu this district, we would,  suggest that the' salary of - each  teacher be not less'-than $ico per  month.'  A pressing' necessity--is .a ��� bridge  across Pine Creek-at-Discovery, for  the accommodation of the residents  .and miners on the 'south side of  ^ine, Creek' and; on the. upper portions'of-Spruce Cr��eki'..y ";; , ���'..-{..���.���  The.appointment of a permanent  health .officer and coroner for this  district is a requirement which, has  been already urged upon the Government by the AtHu District  Board  of Trade.    The   prevalence  Canadian Bank.  ��������  imerce  Corner Second and Pearl Streets.  Gold Assayed,  JPukchaskii 'ok  Consignment.  Taken .on  ��� Exchange sold on all the principal .points in Europe, the United-'  States and Canada.  ASSAY OFFICE  IN CONNECTION  EOK GOLD DUST ONLY.  T.  R.  BILLETT, Manager.  of small-pox at Dawson and other  points now renders the appointment  of an officer im -erative in the,interest of public health. ' -  Ii. this connection we would recommend tlie gran*ing ol such aid  as would assure medical treatment  as well as necessary drugs avd  medicines being given ii, all cases.  Such - assistance might take, the  form of a'grast to the local Presbyterian 'Hospital, whicli; although  not a public institution, is unrestrictedly open to all-comers, is  supplied with skilled and efficient  nurses, ard is exceedingly well-  conducted.  The recent fire, which was disastrous to many of our citizens and  whicli imminently threatened the  desti notion of Ihe entire town of  Atiin, emphasized the necessity for  the pro\ision of engines, hose and  other fire-fghlir-g a'p] liances; and as  the government possesses record  and other offices here, the protection of which demands the adoption  of every possible precaution, we  have to recommend that a grant of  at least $1000 be placed at the disposal of the Government Agent to  supplement the efforts of the citizens in this behalf.  .. A O.overn'meht .Assay - Office  should be established in Arlin for  assaying both ore and gold d.ust;;  orgovernment aid should. be rendered to the prospectors who have  very limited mtans, sc that they  mav;'be able  to secure  assays  at  1  " A  ' ( I  (i '      Cl "  ��� w...>���-.,*Jwl������������-�����(V^"-Hj-fc��.C~��H^* J.IW I  t.  11  ATLIN,    li.   C,   SATURDAY,  SEPTEMBER X.  reasonable rales. Many miners at  the present time are unable to. pa}'  the local charges���recessaril}' high  ���and consequently are either , unable to obtain values or have to  send their ore out of Hie country  .for assay.  Further, wc would suggest thai  the policy adopted by the Provincial Government of Ontario iir the  matter of supplying diamond drills  to prospectors be followed in this  'ini'jii'y, wliich abounds in minerals  of nil kind.-*.  We submit lliat a reduction must  be made, in the freight and passeu-  H'ci i,ili"i hei ween lide-wafer and  Atliu, if the development of ihu district is lo proceed. These rales are  exorbitant. Government control  of rales over the White Pass and  Yukon   Railway,   is   a crying need  'until -Wednesday, .when, all the evidence' being in, including rebutlaT,  it was adjourned'to some'dateto be  fixed for summing up-by -counsel  at Victoria, when judgment will be  given'.  COUNTY  COURT   CASES.  Mitchell v. Bloomfield. for a de-:  claration of partnership and account-'  ing. Mr. -Jenns'aud Mr. Grant foi3'  respective parties. No order until  the'accounts are taken.  "'Monroe -v. Cameron���Claim-arising from breach of an agreement  for dead work, etc., on working m'  claim. After evidence court decided lhat the old agreement was  still valid iu some particular, but  had been put an end to as to others  by the new agreement. The complaint,was dismissed with costs.":  The Atlin Lake Lumber Co^ v.-  of this district. The question is.of Willow Creek Mining Co. stands  such grave importance that- we over ito enable service on" several  mu��-t ask for an   early   and   search-  parties. , .( _   ,  inginvestigaliou i:;to the-matter by   - Rant   & Jones   v.   Brackett, was.  I he government. adjourned.to take evidence, of  wit-.  ,  Tn  conclusion we liust that your  ness elsewhere, de bene esse,  or by  duties here,  so happily begun, may  commission in Dawson.       '     ~ ��� "   ���  terminate   as   felicitously   and   that "    McLeod   v.    Plunkett���Involved  the   district   will   be agrdn ^o fbrtu-  the question of the   failure   to   per-  nale as to secure your services.   -       form  a'contract   for, hydraulicing.  All, of  which is respectfully sub-  Verdict for defendant. .  -  milted. . ,     Mowatt  V.   Ruffner���Action   for  Sigiitii   0:1   behalf of -the Grand   damages    for     breaking   a   ditch.  .Jury. , Court allowed $20 and costs.  Ja'mks A. F.KASKR, Foreman.    , , Sawdy    v.    Nelson���Action' for  ���.,       ���%       , ~        ���       ,      wages.     Dismissed with.costs. -    - ���  the   urard Jury Sound no bill in   v  TI -    .,   - -   ,     '.       ��":���-"--^  ��� , , Hamilton  v.    Harris���Action to  the   ca<-e   ot   assault -irom   Bennett ��� ,    c ,      ~ .-,,    c      , '  , , ... ,    set    aside   the   Gass   bill or 'sale.  and '  the    accused   was- liberated.,,,, :     , .        -.,-..   ,,--���...���  r . ,.,,.' Being  involved' 111   the   Partridge,  Later they found a true bill against      .   '".  ^    >��   -,-,      , ''    ,--" -        ,-     .-,-,,-,,��� 'suit, is set over  T.    I. Brackett for assault ou Will.-       r.       ,    ������ - -   .     ,        0i.  ^ ,:''..' ,.      County Court   appeals  from Sti-  1am Queen   the case arising out  of ���  disputed ownership. Mr. .Sawers,  acting as crown prosecutor, presented the c.ise for the crown and- the  accused,'- who is well-known in Atliu and neighborhood, was very  .ibiy defended by Mr.-Macdonuell  aud Mi. Gran'. The charge of His  r.ordship placed the law bearing on  tiie c-tse very clearly before the  jury which, however, returned into  .-.iiirt inter some 'deliberation, fur  l irther direction, being apparently  n'iai'l'.: 10 separate questions of title  from the actual offence for whicli  accused was indicted. In the result, however, a verdict of not  guilty was rec rded aud the accused left the court with his friends.  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  One of the best articles for jj-ood health is  a wholesome loaf of bread al 12 cents, and a  first-class meal for 511 cunts al. tlie Pioneer  Hnkerv. -  The Rev. Mr. Stephenson and  Mr. John Kirkland have been apr  pointed a committee, to devise  ways .and means for fencing in the  graveyard.  We understand that work will  .shortly be resumed ou the Nimrod  quartz properties on Monro mountain. A site has already been cleared for a stamp mill near the Pine  creek falls. .   ,  - Duck and grouse,are becoming  quite plentiful 'on 'the outskirts of  the town and the prospect for good  bags when the season opens is favorable. -���-  ' The public school commenced its  fall term on the '3rd inst, Miss K.  Smith presiding - The attendance  numbers o\-er 20.  A drunken 'tough" accosted and  followed into her kitchen one of  .our most estimable ladies on Thursday evening. The husband hap-  p'eued to be.at home. The issuance  and execution of a writ of ejection  followed so rapidly that the hobo  does not yet fully comprehend what  happened.  Certificates  of   kuip.uv��.:..&nt.  MINliUAL   CLAIMS  "Lueky   Liverpool,"   ���'Nnnniino,"    "Pari*.  Exhibition,"    '"Unknown,"   "Transit Fraction," Sultana Kraut ion," "Imperial." '"Nimrod"   mineral   claims, situate iu tin*  Atliii  |jike .Mining Division of Caspar District.  Where located: On Monro .Mountain,about  ���I mils*", north-cast of Atliii. "',  Tako notice that I, J.  H.   Urownlee. airont  li.it. Ko'. hvi'itouli.-iiitfli, Free Miners-' cert ill-  eate iNo. 11282,%, intend, (II) day-, Irom (he d.ito,  hereof, to apply to the inininj"- recorder for u  certilieatf* ot improvements, for tlio purpose  of obtaiuiii"."- a crown irriint of the abovn  claims.  And further take notice thai action under  .section -.tt must be commenced before the  issuance ofsueli (."I'l'tiiicuteof improvements.  'J. II. llliOWNLKK.  Dut.-d this- 10th ilny of August, JilOl).  KITCHENER, IDA li. AND lNnEPKXDIvNCfi  FRACTION MINERAL CLAIMS.  Situati: in the Aims I.akk Mini no DIVISION' OF CaS.STAK DlSTUIOT. WllHKK LOCATED��� On    iioxiio    Mountain,  Ahout  FOUH MlLHK  Nojifll-r.AtiT Of  ATI.IN.  TAKE NOTICE that I, J. "IL Brownlee, as -  agent lor Mary E. Hitchcock, Free Miners.'  Certificate,'No. H30,-!i.U; A-.F. Deachmaui Free  Miners Certificate No. 21171 (Special), and  llarrieth H. Harriman^ Free Miners' Certificate No."H39.17J. intend, GO days from tho dato  hereof to apply to the Mining- Recorder for  a certificate of improvements for tho purpose of ��� obtaining a crown i^ruut to'tho  above claims.  And further take notice thuj; action, uii-  dei'suction'117, must bo commenced before  the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  J. II. lirowNLnr..  Dated this Itli day ol Sept. JDIK).  DEPARTMENT   OF  The civil cases compose several  of strong local and general '"ntere^t,  chief 'amongst them was William  Partridge v. f.ord Hamilton. The  plaintiff is known iu many camps  as .Sailor Bill. This case divides  itself into two branches. The  original locators through whom  .Partridge claims were Adams and  '.iil'u. r.i who sta'ki d aud recorded  the I..tke Mew and Lake View Extended. Mrs. I'drtiidge, who is  Joined as plaintiff, bought their interest iu litest- claims. 'Lord Ham-  ilto , or bis lC'ireseulalives, purchased fiom Gass, v.lv- had located  and recorded the Annie, overtaking the Lake View and LakeA'iew  Extended; the Annie also covers a  portion of the Crown Point. The  Partridge   interests   were    handled  pendiary Magistrate's decision, Dil  Ion and others v.   Brown   and  Sinclair-���Ju'dgmeht reserved', His Lord-'  ship ii.timatiug that the  rinding  of  the Magistrate that Brown and Sinclair came within   the   purview  of  the Mechanics' Lien Act wassound,  but that the question   of-his jurisdiction was open, upon'which point  he reserved his judgment.  .'  THE  YELLOW JACKET.  The    celebrated    Yellow Jacket  case came on on Thursday and was  completed as far as possible ou that  day, the result so far as  the  Court  ould pronounce judgment���a point j  affecting   the case being still before.'  the full cotu t.    The  point  decided |  was against the contention of Capt, 1  Wise and Dr. Runnalls,   that   they  were    ihe     first    locators, of   the  ground    covered    by 'the  .Yellow  Jacket claim.    Mr.- -Cassidy   represented the  defendant  Christopher,  aud Mr.   Macdonell defendant J. R.  Clay,    while' Mr.   Grant, and   Mr.  Jenns were for Wise aud associates.  Examination for Assayers for License  .  to Practice in   British Columbia.  In accordance with section 12 of the Uu-  tvau of Mines' Act, a special examination  for efficiency in the practice of assaying will  be held in Atliii durimr the first part of September, 1{I00, should aiiy candidates apply  for same. Application for such examination may be made to W. F. Robertson, Provincial Mineralogist, at the Government office,  Atlin. The exact date of the examination  will be fixed by Mr. Robertson to suit the  convenience of candidates, and due notice  of same will be posted iu the office of the  Gold Commissioner.  Detail-, of examination may be had at the  office of tho Gold Commissioner.  " Atlin, I!. C All", 21, lilJi'.  ��� ...yy '-.C-p'Sj-.VKJiifcA.  ix. ���*.,  .'. .1 . ���--T..?syY3a.  NOTTCE.  Saw. 01.' Chows  Land dy Thndkh.  .    Run the only stage to  DISCOVERY and SURPRISE LAKE  ��� A four-horse Saratoga will  convey passengers lo Dis  covery, and from there connection   is made with Surprise Lake.  They Have a Number of Buggies  of the Latest Pattern for Hire.  Saddle Horses and Freighting arc a  Specialty with them.    ~   -  Leave "orders   at   the    B.    A.  Store, corner ist and Rani.  C.  TULEvS KGGKRT & SON,  ���       Swiss   Watchmakhp.s,  And  nianuiaetnriii^ jeweller.-,.  All Uiud.sof nuyjj-et i\ ork executed witli  ' neatness and despatch.  Kir.st  st.   next  to Yancomer Genera) Pfore  " DOIKG THE TO\\"N.rt_    ���  Mrs. Hitchcock's second lecture,  "Doing the Town,"   on   Thursday  evening, in the.A.  B.' hall,   whilst  ably  delivered, .as was to to be expected, 'was marred by circuihstan- j  ees over which   lhat  talented  lady I  had   no  control.    Iu the first"place"'!  the special   evening ' sitting  of. the j  Court drew manv away who would .  have    otherwise   attended,    whilst j  olvAblii) TENDERS will bo received by  '-' the itndur.-i'iiied, up to noon of Thursday, 2'Jtli September, for tin* purchase of lot  17li, Cassiar Dittrict, containing idl acres,  situated at tho junction of Pine Creek with  Atlin Lake. 'The sale will be subject to payment by the purchaser of thenppraUud value  of tbe improvements �� hieh have been made  on the iot and no tender of a less price than  f5.ll) per aero will be entertained.  W..S. GURU,  Deputy Commissioner ol Lands & Works.  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria. H. C. Illth August, 1IK)().    .  Ci. Ii. Hayks.  .1.0. Cokncll.  Discovery.  OPEN DAY" AND NIGHT.  Ihe repeated mishaps to the lantern  ���with   great   ability by Mr. Cassidy,   illusLratilIg the   lecture ��� were  most  annoying,.both  to the lecturer   aiirl-j  who made a good case, Mr. Macdonell being equally strong for the  other side, the case presenting an  instructive view of trained advocacy. The case proceeded at great  length    and   with manv   witnesses  FI RST-CLASS RESTA UR A NT  IN -    -  "   . CONNECTION.-- -  Hondo, uurt ers. for tin liner <&;Par."otl-s'-sta��e.  the audience.      '  '    . .  Mrs. Hitchcock leaves en r:.ute  for Europe about Friday next.. We  wish her bon voyage, and "safe return.  .^"IRKLAND- HOTEL,  KIRST  STRKIi'lVATMN.  ;. . J.  KIRKLAND, - Managkr.  First-class dining room ��� ���  And Elegant Sleeping Rooms.  When in  Atlin stop   ,  OLYMPIC "HOTEL  First  Street.. ,  Hkadquartkrsi'kor   Licrup's St.  Louis Lagjcr Bkkr.  First" class Restaurant in connection  "A.  BURKE,   Manager.  LIVINGSTON THOMPSON, C. E.,  Provincial Land. Surveyor,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  OFFrCH:   THIRD   ST.,       - ,   - ATLIN",  Opposite New Government Huildin^s.  BATHS  BARB1CR SHOP  IJNK..t [-"KA'IT, Props.  Now occupy their new (martyrs next  to the Hank of H. N. A., First Sti-uot.  The bath rooms arc eiiually a*.- >.rood as foumi  in cities.   Privnt**   Kntrance for Indus**.  NOTARY   PUKr.IC.  OFFICK: Corner of Third and Pearl Si rent.  Atlin, il. C opposite Gciwrnniuut Huild-  in^rs.  All kinds of  minim; papers made out   St-v.'rnl years' iiractical  e.Nperience.   ' OFFICI-: OF II. M's CUSTOMS.  PINE TREE HOTEL.  DISCO VERY, li. C.   "  When you. coiue "to Discovery take  shelter under the tree.   ���  Fiuest of liquors.    Good   stabling.  d  ^^^M^^ ATLIN, li.   C���- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8.  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  One of tho best, articles for prood .health Is  u wholesome loaf of bread at. 12 cents, aud a  tli'Ht-clusH meal for 50 cents at the Pioneer  Hnkerv.  Amongst the arrivals on Friday's boat was Basil, the io-year-  old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sawers.  The poor little-chap had. the misfortune' to break his leg at Skagway some time ago, but gets along  well with the aid ot crutches. The  lapse of a little more time will, we  trust, put him on his pins as firm  as ever and leave no traces of the  accident. ,   ,-  On Friday afternoon, Mrs A.  Burke, who has been, running the  Olympic Hotel, during the absence  of her husband at Dawson, left on  the Scotia without any ostentation,  presumably with the intention of  joining her husband down the Yukon. Considerable debts were,  howe\er, left unpaid. On Saturday morning before Judge Woods,  Messrs. Brown, Blackett,. Burns  and Broder obtained judgments for  the amounts of their respective accounts, had execution issued, and  now the sheriff sits on high' Olympus.  At the Grand���\V. T. Robertson,  Victoria; H. F. Harper, S. S. Moats, Capt. Stretch, Fred.' Hicks,  Skagway;. H. P. Heacock aud  wife, Spokane; Mrs. Chambers,  Tagish; E. P.' Pleess. "The  Needles," Arizona.'  A new arrival showed up in Pine  City last week. Mr. and Mrs.  Oakes are responsible.  Atlin lost an old land mark in  Tom Gregory, who went out on  Friday to try his luck on the'lower  Yukon.  The development and assays of  the Engineer mine on Taku Arm  ?.re so favorable, that shares which  were put on the market at Skagway two months ago for 10 cents  are now eagerly inquired for .at a  dollar. '     -  An epidemic of "How came you  so," struck our otherwise sober little city on Friday last. Those who  won,cases at the Assizes got full for  joy and those who lost courted surcease from sorrow in the flowing  bowl. The end attained was the  same in both cases, but oh, what a  difference in the morning.  A. Burke, late of Atlin, had the  misfortune to lose a purse containing $700 at Dawson lately. He left  it iu his cabin on the steamer; an  hour afterwards, on returning, it  was non est inventus and no trace  of it has been found so far as at  present known.'  In another month Atliu will be  in telegraphic communication with  the rest of the world.    We can then  on the deal, with his travelling and  other-expenses.  Didn't our local legal fraternity  look imposing ,with their.-gowns  aud wigs? Oh my! We have been  afraid to ask any one of them to  moistenupeversir.ee.  .CHANGE,OF BUSINESS.  An old .house ui.der a new name.  Notwithstanding the approach of  the long and necessarily dull winter  months, some people, at least, have  sufficient confidence in the camp  and district to stay with it. Prominent amongst those-'we notice Mr.  J. A. Eraser, formerly local man;  ager for tlie Parsons Produce Co.;  and Mr. Nat C. Wheeling, who  was foi sctr.c,tiir.e in the employ of  the same company, who have taken  over the business formerly carried  on by the P. P. Co. and .will be  found in the old firm's premises on  First street, prepared I ��� supply the  wants of their old customers and  no doubt as many ;.ew ones as may  favor them with their patronage.  They are old acquaintances and  their past record may be; accepted  by the public as a guarantee for  good values, prompt and courteous  treatment and reliable- representations at all times.'     -    .  Godfrey hardware ���o.  SUCCESSOSR   TO  ���TH'OS. DUNN 61 CO.  DEALERS   IN  , .   ,  Miners' Supplies,  Builaers' Hardware,  Stoves, Tinware, Etc  ',   tinsiiop in connection.        ��� - FIRST STREET, ATLIN  P. BURNS ifl CO.,  Wholesale   -   and  ���   Corner   First  ^Retail   -   Butchers,  and   Pkarl  Streets.  OLIVE   .  BUILDER  AND  CONTRACTOR  L\.  ESTIMATES   GIVEN   ON   ALL  KINDS OF-WORK.  PLANS AND SPECIFICATIONS  A   hl'ECIALTY.,     "     ���  .   BRICKS FOR SALE.  GFFlGEs    Third Street, At list.  NEXT TO CHURCH OV   ENGLAND .  I  AFTER NICKEL.  Captain Stretch, engineer of the  White Pass & Yukon' Railway;  left early on Saturday morning for  the south en.' of the lake and Tory  Inlet. .The captain proposes to  have a thorough look over the numerous nickel properties which the  officials of the railway, have/, lately  acquired in that district. .He will  return in a few days, .with, we  hope, a satisfactory report, as the  opening of extensive nickel "mines  on Tory Inlet would mean very  much to Atliu.  PEOPLE'S   MEAT   MARMET.  C. DOELKER,  PROP...  .    .    FRESH MEATS ALWAYS ON HAND.    . c  We have fitted up an ice storage f:>r fish and handle all  the produce of the lake.  .Our wagon leaves every day for Pine aiid the other creeks  with fresh fish. , Look out for it. . .  special prices to companies.  i!  !!  "PADDY THE PIG."  A well.known denizen of McKee  creek, who rejoices in the cognomen ,of ' "Pqddy, the Pig," lately  found it advisable to have American soil under his feet. The gentleman in question found that the  police department were making inquiries concerning his whereabouts,  he beii.g wanted : in 'connection  with the thefts of dynamite from  Mr. Heney, the railway contractor.  Paddy, being of a bashful nature,  declined an interview, and to avoid  it actually travelled on foot around  the south end of the lake, crossed  the glaciers and trackless mountains, finally reaching Skagway in  a played-out condition, but safe for  the nonce.  pipe and this is built around'with a  brick . chimney, the two running  clear from the ground to a safe distance above-the roof. The furnace  takes iu the regulation 4-foot cord-  wood, requires very little attention,and the whole apparatus represents the acme of economy, cleanliness and comfort, and is entirely  Canadian work, being manufactured by Clair Bros., Preston, Ont;  Spuds to correspond.    Atlin . is  it any ivay you like to try her.   '  in  MODERN HEATING.  A fine example of the latest style  be quite up-to-date-by paying for of heathy, apparatus, can be seen in  it.      . '  Mr. Ward, of Baker &'Pennant's,'  is turning out quite a number of  substantial sail boats. for the  Yukon trade.  Sandy MacPherson is now domiciled at the Halfway House. It  makes the place seea quite homelike to see -the old familiar face  around.  Jack Letherdale was on the  Grand jury this week. The princely solatium of two dollars a day  will hardly bring out Jack  square j  the basement ot the. new government buildings. It has been put in  by F. E. McFeely & Co., aud consists of a large furt.'ace with galvanized iron jacket Attached,to this  and ramifying in all directions, are  it pipes of 8 and 10 inches diameter, carrying, the heated air to  all parts of the building. These  pipes are covered., with asbestos  cloth to conserve the heat, and <ab-  solulely do away with all chances  ol .fire. The smoke escape connects  near the ground with a   terra  cotta  PERSONALS.     .  Mr. Cook, superintendent of the  Sunrise" Co., intends leaving for the  winter on Tuesday's boat.  Mrs. Chambers nee Miss Simson,  from Tagish, spent the week in  Atlin visiting friends.  C. Doelker has been confined to  his bed for the last week with'acute  laryngitis.  Mrs. E. Goedtel left on Monday  for Dawson.  ��� Mons. Maurice Clere, consulting  engineer aud administrator of the  French Kiondyke Bank, arrived in  directly from Paris on Friday's  boat. -M. Clere will make an exhaustive examination of the Janne  de Lamare Syndicate properties and  others whilst here; he will then  proceed to Dawson from whence he  returns to Paris.  The Scotia took away about 40  passengers on her last trip. Amongst  them were noticed Ex-Governor  Mclnues and wife, R. Cassidy, Dr.  Runnalls, Recorder Des Brisay,  Provincial Mineralogist Robertson,  ".Sailor Bill" and Wife, Messrs.  F.lunck. Sr., McDougall, Sweeny  and .Watson.  % K ?ra$er$-gd.  P. P. Co.'s Old Stand,  First Street, Atlin.  ,.  GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS  GOOD  GOODS."    ���. '  PROMPT SERVICE.  PRICES RIGHT.  Give us a call.  ALASKA PACIFIC  .. EXPI  Mrs. Hitchcock's illustrated lecture in -Pine on Monday evening  was well attended and gave complete, satis faction.      '.;.'������;  A turnip, estimated to weigh 7  pounds, can be'seen growing in a  garden   near   the    Claim  office.  THE  ATLIN  AGENCY   IS  NOW   PREPARED   TO   FORWARD  GOLD DUST,  BULLION,  MONEY,  ETC.,  AND  ALL   EXPRESS   MATTER   C.O.D.  Other collections made.  The  best and quickest means of  transmitting and receiving packages.  Agencies   at Victoria and Sound  cities, and all points in the North.  For rates and information apply  to  NEWTON SPIGER,  Agent.  Pearl street dock, Atlin.  T OST, STRAYED OR STOLEN, IN THE  ���!-�� vicinity of l'ino Creek, ubovo Diseovery,  u Maltcst* Cut with white spots. Finder  please return to J. P. Decks, Pine Creek.  NOTICE.  NOTICK is hereby tfiven that till placer  claims /legally held in tho Atlin Luke and  Bennett Ljke 'Milling Division of Cassiar  District ure laid over from the 15th September, 1900, to the 2nd July, 1901.  ",':i-J;.'. J.D.GRAHAM,  Gold Commissioner.  Atlin, September 7, 1900.


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