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 '? "'  THE  VOL.    i.  ���ATLIN,   H. ,C, "SATURDAY,". SEPTEMBER   23,    1899.  NO. 22.  lit  |'>i-  MfcLerman, Mcfeely and Co*  (LlUlITlCI). )     /  Paints,  Oils,   Varnishes,  Builders' Hardware,  Sash, and Doors,  Tinware, Graniteware, Crockery  r * *   '  All kinds of Tinsmith \vorkndone.  BLACKSMITH'S O04L*  WRIGHT CREEK  Turns'Out a 3-lb. Lump of Gold  - 1  '       on 6 Below.  ' Corner of First and Pearl Street.  . ... FRESH   NEW   GOODS   JUST   IN... .  J. St. Clair Blacketi and Co.  Largm.st and Bust Siu.rccTr-ci) Stock ok  Groceries, Shelf Hardware, Paints and Oils; Boots and  r    Shoes, Rubber Goods and Miners', Supplies.,  IRON   STORE  COR:   1ST   AND   TRAYNOR.  The; Bank - of,- British/ North = America  Established in 18!ifi.   Incorporated lj,v Royal Charter.    t  Paid'Up Capital   " '..<..    $4,866,666.66  Reserve Fund' -'-'���-'.,-   -, -   -   - ,--   -   $1,460,000.00 '  London Office: 3 Clements Lane, Lombard Street,- E. C.  ���*..*,' " Head 'Office  iii -Canada:,   Montreal.  '<   H. Stikeman,  General'Manager.-  Branches in all, the principal cities of Canada, aiid agents in New York,  San Francisco,' Seattle, Tacoma,' Portland, Spokane, Boston," Chicago. Etc.  ,Gold dust assayed and  purchased at best rates,   the, bank's assay  office being now in operation.   A general banking business transacted.  /J. ��� ANDERSON,   Manager, Atlin, B.  C;   1  A Second Time This Creek Has  '   Produced a Big Nugget.  , '  *"       ' -   >      7  -ja^a-maa  ;i&ENE^Ai^HpSEXXAL'.  - -AND���     ' ~     '  FREE  PUBLIC   DISPENSARY.  Competent Nurse Attendants.  Private apartments aad wards for. male or female patients.  Announce to the PubSle    |  Thut w e have a large stock and intend opening Wholesale Department in every   ^  branch' and carry an assorted stock/if     - _       *  LIQUORS,   CIGARS   and   CARDS.  We ure making a sperialtj of Wines, Scotch Whisk*, unci Walker's Rye, and invite inspection by the public. By strict attention to business, we hope to merit  the confidence of the trade.   Orders promptly attended to.  MAHRER   <&   MEAD,  Corner Discovery and Second1 Streets, Atlin.  Ivveryi'crnek in the district, w ill: perhups  0110 or two exceptions, have taken their  turn 111 turning; out -nuggets. Pine has produced several handsome ones���the William  ���Mitchell, for instance. Spruce then turned  out un 81! ounce lump,. but a great percentage of this'nus quartz.. Now comes Wright  Crtekwitna 3-lb. i-o/. piece ot gold with  not a particle of quartz iu it. Its shape resembles the palm of u man's hand, uud three-  quarters of an inah thick. _, r  Comm's iouer Graham, who was on this  creek on Monday, looking o\er things, sau  it, and pronounced it the best specimen be  ha-, so far seen.  ��� The claim that turned this out is the Blue  Bell, 1 below, and the ou net* A. Moorehoiisc,  who is working h\e men, It was found on  Monda*. afternoon in one of the sluices and  was about being; ioiked out when Mr.  Moorehousp picked it up. * *   ''  bi;r as a mountain, cume from Newcastle-on-,  Tyuc, and expe.-ri-il to st.irt for Eugluud tho  find 01" October, where his w if< nt j rcs'pnt  resides. '"  The funeral, which was numerously ut-  ieuded. took 1 luci1 yesterdnj from Plue  Citj, and the i omuiiis were interred in tho  Discovery road uonietn'ri, u mile out liom  Atlin. A largo number of Arctic brothers  w-eut up to Pi lie iu the morning uml uc-  ooiiipuuied fie remains oi their departed  brother to the grave.  STAGE HELD UP.  GOVERNMENT BY A;MINQRITY  /"^ ORE, .BURNET & CO.,  Civil asd Hyduauuc Enc'inkeiis,*  DOMINION    AND   PltOVINCIATj   LAND  SUltYEYOKS.  Mining Pkopekiies Handlki*.  OMico: Pearl street, above Second.       '  OARD   OF   TRADE.  Wines, Liquors  and Cigars.  Wright & Callbreath,   Props.  Floods are causing serious damage in  Southern Germany and Austria. The northerly part of Zwickau is inundated.  Corporal DamhofTer and Private Conine,  with the U. S. forces tit Manila, have been  sentence I to death for huving criminally assaulted native women a month ugo.  President McKinley has been asked to tender his good office*, iu the impending Transvaal trouble.  An advance order has come that Lieut.-  Col. Steele is to be relieved from his command here, says tlie Yukon Sun of the lit]],  and be transferred to the Northwest Tcrri-  T>.firie-~  Wirelcounection with Dawson will be an  accomplished  fact at tlie end of the incom  ing week.  i  '    Australian   Confede-wition appears to be  assured by action of the principal colonies.  Tlie" Gernian"���third-cl��ss cruiser Wacht,  while   participating    iu   the  autumn manoeuvres, at Kiel, exploded her boiler-,.  The Canadian Pacific wants to nbsoib the  Intercolonial Kailroad, a government prop-  <<*rty, running between Montreal and Hali-  fux, N. S., uml then establish a fast line  across the Atlantic. " After this," Van  dome -says, '.*! um ready to lay dow n and  die."  Andrew Carnegie denies that he is seeking  election to the British Parliament aud su.vs  he is an American citizen, having been naturalized in 18V>.  Hon. John S. Crosby, of New York, who is  sain by many to be the most eloquent orator  iu America since the death of Col. Robeit  G-. Ingersoll, is expected iu the north  shortly.  The Jewish atonement du*. was celebrated  in London with great demonstrations, especially in the East End. Chief Rabbi Alder,  preaching in the great svnagogue. said:  "The day Dreyfus was sentenced was more  disuxtro*n. for France than Waterloo, and  more liuiuiliatinx than Sedan."  Richard  McBride  Thinks  We Will  ���  \ '^Soon Have an.Election."  Richard McBride, M. P.J P., was-u passenger from the outside by the Gleaner Tliur-,-  duj.    \    - *'���',''  Asked as to the political situation he said  the general feeling is. that the government  would'be defeated on the first diviiion on  any question of government policy. At the  present time the friends of the government  admit that Semlin, at best, has but a majority of one. It is well known,behind the  .scenes that there are tour or ,ftye who will  tieaerl-^m>.wi-iUi8^Iir^t*,cliaucs,^o,B;ef4.ll;_.Ii)ie  Martin is said to be prepared to-make.' some  astounding revelations upon the opening of  the House. Already people are ou the qui  vive to know just how tar he will go The  rumors regarding Helgesen and McPiiersuu  are still rampant. The general belief is thut  thev may be counted iu opposition. I think  an election will take place early in the  spring. The government party will hang on  as long as possible in the hope of being able'  to pull through. The opposition party arc  already taking steps to put itself in fighting  trim and w ill make the best of the situation.  The electors at large are all anxious for a  fight and by far the majority want party  lines draw n. What the outcome of the Conservative'convention to be hold in New Westminster October 5 will be is somewhat difficult to foretell. Everything promises iu the  direction of a good strong provincial Conservative party.  "What is going to be done with the alien  law ?"  "Since the Atlin excitement has brought  the law into such prominence there seems to  be a strong desire on the part of the people  to have the present act so amended as to  allow ulie.is to purchase aud hold placer  mining properties, Aid no doubt steps to  this end will be taken when the House  meets."  "Great reports have reached the Sound  cities from Cape Nome and excitement runs  high. At the same time from the evidences  givon out recentlj regarding the wealth of  the Atlin country the feeling, has veered  strongly in favor of Atlin and great thing-,  are expected from this cump next year."  GHAS. R. OUBRIDGE DEAD.  He    Passed  Away  Thursday  Last  After Seven Day's Illness.      '  With the passing away of Chas. R. Ott-  bridge, on Thursdni morning, with inilnm-  mation of the bowels, Atlin,dihtrict lose  one of its best know n figures. Sick but seven  dajs when he was carried off- Little was  thought whon ho dismounted irom his horse  iu front of his hotel at Pine, ou Thursdaj  week, complaining of pains in the stomach,  that they would result fatally. The following morning he remained in bed and sent for  Dr. Mitchell who watched him through his  illness. Improvement was noticeable on  Sunday when several Atlin people called ou  him and in repl.v to a question, said: "Oh.  I'm all right; I'll be down to Atlin in two or  three days." The sudden turn -was indeed a  surprise.  A jouug iirnn, for he was 2!" -.fins of uge  of splendid ph.wi'iic  with a lieait in him as  A .Masked Highwayman Interrupts  a Pleasant Trip.    '  Last Monthly event ij;  fetajeJi iver  Walker  left Atlin w it li liisstu-recomfortabb crowded.  When well under ivii.1 no b3thought  himself  to tear oil' a s.nalJl en unk ot ' nature's s ,\ eer  restorer."    He slept u:id dreamt, ty, bile D.ive  Patteison handled the reins. His dream's were  pleasant.   From time to time a smile flitted  ���icroishis countenance, as he aim mured "I'm    '  fat," pi "Pay me."   Tlie swa.ving 1 ttne"stuge '  as the horses commenced the climb of the big  hill did not distui-b his slumber...    naif wuy  up    tne    sta.ee     stoppe'J.      Tiie    command  "Throw up.voui hands," from u  deep stentorian voice aw aliened him.   He opened  his  e.ves aud-there before him stooil a masked  man v.itn a Winchester pointingtowurds the  occupants of the carnage. Quick us thought  up went Walker's  hands���11 plug of  blackstrap in one aud a corncob pipe iu the other.  Mcanw bile the other,occupants littertd the  bottom ot the sta^e   >\itn their  mining 'li-   "-  censes uud other  valuables.   Suddetil}'Dive     '  Patteison remembered the Arctic Brotherhood met thut night.   He hud *j>'Jt)d uud some  'uuggtts o 1 his person and he felt this w ould  be'us'suie among the Aitus as in his present'' j  company.   Being in u burr,} he darted down  the lull, and refused the highwuymuu's'invi-'- -  tution ,to  stop-^j Corrected, time gives his  ' ���  sp-'^ed us li mia.,40 sees, for a distunce ot four    ,  milei, he huviug onlj; touched the high spots.'   ,  Mrs. Nelson, of Pine, ,w ho hud $100, uud C. H.���   *  Dew it't aud J. Dillon took to the tall timbers:*"'*  In true military fashion the others���Driver  Walker, Photographer Draper of Pine City,'  T. Shule'y, W. Watters, J. Emmett and Maud  .Biggs���lined up.   They were then ordered'to /_  'disgorge.'''PhotOgrapi:er'i)i"upei-.?stated=lKr'i  -;  would donate a do^en pliott-graphs done iu  "'*  the most approved stjle iu lieu of cash. This'  was indignantly refused   by   the bl-u-u-dy  villiau, w tio 1 enmrked tnat this w as a strict-*-  ly' cash  transaction   and   offers />f   plucer  chums, hjdruulic leases and other articles of  doubtful  value   would   not be   considerad.  Then u choice selection of poker chips, jack-  knives, plugged ciuuiters, etc , was deposited  on tho ground.   An inventory showed that'  -  the highwayman had reuzli/.td sj.70 and the  contempt of his victims from his dariugdeed.  Huviug pocketed his "swag" he backed into " '  the bushes, remarking that he must have  sti-uek a crowd of newspaper people.  Chief Debiisa*. was quicklj informed of  of the afluir. By a singulir coincidence  thechifcihudjustfiuishedreuding"Split-Noso ,,  Mike, the Terror ot tlie Checi arko's," a tale i  that had aroused his Lot Irish blood. Here  wus an opportunity tor himself and his  force. Half-a-.lozen blood-hounds of the  law were stu-ted in pursuit. Signals and  calls hud been airange 1. 'J he woods were  scoured., The caw mg of u crow announced  to the others that one of the purt.v had  traced something to its lair. They guthered  together. A pair ot p mts were seen in the  distance. That must be him. lhe coinpt.ny  divided. One win,: deployed to the right,  the other to tho left, while the nniin hotly  moved forward. At a given signal the three  charged and the \> mts wet e captured, aiid���  "To tho victors belong the spoils."  In a fvicndb wa.v we w ould advise anybody w ho contemplates going into the highway robber*, business to desist, for if_they  are caught, their address would be New  Westminster for inany .veur.s.  f  .*   '   ' ������Tr-'i *  ��� **      S.  THAGGAUD IS GETTING THE 1-EVER.  J. 1). Thuggard, ' the biggest thing thut  ever came over the pass." arrived in town  Sundu> and will stay several weeks, sajs the  Dawson Duilj News of September fith. Mr.  Thuggard is conducting a large hotel tit Atlin Citj and su>s timps thereare fuirly good.  Ho is the owner of some good propertj here  and bus placed a force of men on his best  claims for the winter. Wild symptoms of  the Nome fever, how pver, are noted in Mi*.  Thuggard and it is quite probable that be  will be there the first thing next spring with'  u complete outht.  Mr. Thaggurd urrived iu Atlin last Tuesday and he says there is 110 truth iu the rumor so persistently circulated here that he  was responsible for tho earthquuke by his  falling into the Yukon river.  1'ohp officers and SS soldiers left Selkirk,  for .Skii*run> aud Eastern Canada on Sept. rt.  This leaves I' men still .it Si-lkii-U. '��� r:  ATLIN',,  15. C,   SATURDAY,   SKPTjKMlJlCR   23,    :8q.;.  'if  ���V  '�����|l  ' t<  Mi  1  ?l  1 s.  1    r  \ !  li !  Tiik At 1.in  Claim.,,  Published     every     Saturday    iiioruiuu   by  Till:  At'l,I.N   (Jl.AIM    PpiiUMUNO   Co.  Ollk-i- ol publii-at ion :  Corner ol Second and Truliim- Streets. .  Adyci-tisiug  rates made know n on application. -  ' Our subscription price is *��4 a year, pay-  ubli> in advance No paper will be delivered  Unless these coudit ions are complied w it 11'.  The  lion.   Kdwtu-d   Blake's deseript ion  of  British Columbia  as "a mwi ol  uioiiiituins,"  made on the llooi- ol tho llntiso ol   Commons  home   years   ago,   and   ridiculed  from the  Atlantic   to    the    I'ncifk-   tit    the   time,   is  beginning  to   be   accepted    as    a    truism,  not   alone   by   British   Columbians   but   by  the   whole ol   Canada.   We  must   reconcile  ourselves   to  this.    We  must  loam  to how-  best meet this apparent barrier nature has  placed in our path by all the latest and most  modern   methods man has placed at the disposal ot man for the working of this "sea ol  mountains."' [low   can  we do it?   Certainly  not  by  inviting agriculturists to this province.   Wo   must  have miners.   The  legislation passed at the lust  Provincial  House is  without the slightest semblance ol  a doubt  the most suicidal and criminal that  over a  body of law-makers passed.   What did they  do?   The.v deprived  us ol our tutors; they  took  uwuy our miners and  iu their'stead  sent      in      people     totally      unfitted     tor  .   the work the.v had to do.   This to some may  appear an uncharitable view:  but   it-is too  true to be lost sight of.     What  has resulted  from the presence ot untutored men in this  district?   Go and ask any of  the small number   of   proficient   men  who are  handling  claims on the creeks to-day.    They will tell  ,vou   tlie percentage of minors is vvoefuilv  small,   and   us    a     result     the   ground   is  not made to yield that proportion of gold  that   would otherwise have been  the case.  This is not only a loss to the individual:  the  state sutlers, and  does it not appear to  be  tin extravagant method ot instructing our  people iu mining.    What holds good in placer may bo said of quartz.    Again,' how can  this be obviuted?   We must look to the future.    Wo    huve   undoubtedly the  greatest  heritage God bestowed ou man, so gigantic  Unci full of    illimitable   possibilities,    that  the speck of man in this "sea of mountains"  fails utterly to' grasp its true  conception.  Wo must teach our young to mine;<.we must  facilitate every avenue that will lead up to  to this: we must send out to tlie world  miners:   we   must   raise them here, and here  in this province they must master tho lessons  for the future.   A school for the boy is-the  idea.     Manitoba teaches her young to farm;  British  Columbia should teach her young to  mine. The Dominion Government, no doubt,  would co-operate   in  this   regard, judging  by the liberal manner in  which she sends  out to  British Columbia farming instructors.    Lot   them give us a mining instructor  now.  COMMUNICATIONS.  Never belore have things looked better  for Atlin than the.v do to-day. Tho advent  of capitalists to the district has bad a very  salutary eilect on all lines and real estate  has stiffened iu consequence. The bank  buildings, now in course of erection, most  unmistakably point to something beyond  the placer line. Our output this year, according to reliable sources, will bo two millions. This is considered very satisfactory in  view of the herculean difficulties' placed in  the way of miners. Next year the output  will be very greatly increased and also  mark a new departure iu mining. Hydraulics will commence to be felt as a factor  that w ill eventually result in gigantic plants  being operated for from ten lo 20 years.  Quarts mining is u certainty. In this connection we have but to point yon to what  Mr. H. P. Peurse, a recognized authority, has  to say in another portion of this issue. Our  large bodies oi native copper will not long  remain dormant when once the outside  world is made acquainted w ith it and transportation companies made to understand  that they must not kill the goose that lavs  the golden egg. What, camp has Atlin's  future?   None!  Dreyfus has been found guilty and I'l-unee  bus left an indellible stain ou her escutcheon.  He may be pardoned, but this will not lesson  the contempt of the civilized world for the  unfair manner in which bis trial was conducted. Tf the courts of Canada convicted  everybody brought belore them on such  Might suspicion half the population w ould  be iu jail.  A TICMl-KST  IN   A  TliAPMT.  To the Editor of I he Claim:  ���Sir���An article lrom a Pine City correspondent in your  issue of Sept. Dili, ro disturbance in tho  I!. M.P. A.  hail,  would, I deem,  have been unworthy of notice from me, but  for the fact that said correspondent or other  ol his kind  have since  the occurrence' re-  lerreil   to made   thcniselvos , obiio.sious , by  their persistent  and  untruthful  statements  regarding the whole mutter, and  even gone1  so Iar as to lay blame on a tiontloinaii  whose  character, it  will  bp conceded   1  lirnily believe  by every thinking person  iu this district,  is above reproach,  namely,   the Rev.  John Pringle.    Iu order, therefore, to vindicate this gentleman T deem it my duty to  let  the public at large know the full facts oT t he  casu.   The whole trouble,, begun, not by any  member of tho I). M. P. A., but by the action  of a gentleman known here as the  Hon.'and  Kcv. Chas. Catou, arbitrator, lecturer, etc.  This  cent Ionian  some  time   ago  advertised  one ol his loct iii-es to be held  iu  the II.M.P.  A. hall.   This was done without tlie knowledge or consent ol ui'.v member  of the lb M.  P. A. executive, but there  being a doubt in  the minds of soino<meinbers as to whet her it  was given in behalf of the .Masonic club, who  were then holding weekly meetings in tho  hall or in behalf of Mr. Cat on 7s pocket no action  was  taken   until   un investigation was  made.    It^roveuled the lact that the Masonic  club hud nothing whatever to do with it.   In  the meantime Mr. Catou. thinking no doubt  thut he hud struck a paying proposition, advertised a second lecture to be given in  the  sum3 place.   Ou  learning jthis   the   Minors'  executive   held   a    mooting  aud   appointed  a   committee    to    deal   .with    the    mutter.  This  committee although making diligent  enquiries were unable to  liud that any arrangements bad been  mode for the use of  the hall either bv Mr. Caton or any one acting in his behalf up to unejiour previous to  the commencement   of   the   lecture,   when  they found out one Owens", acting as ugent  for Caton, had asked one member of the Association if the hull could-be procured, assuring him that Mr. Catou  would  pay the  same rental therefor, as he hud puid on the  previous occasion.    On    learning   this ' the  committee waited on Mr. Owens and laid before him the terms upon which the lecturer  w ould be allowed to proceed,.but all the sat-  islaetiou   obtained   was that he would tell  Mr. Caton that = uch request had been made:  in short these arc his exact words:   (I'll tell  Mr. Caton.)     This the  committee  thought  hardly good enough under the circumstances and determined to lot Mr. Caton  know-  how mutters stood.   This they  did in writing, us the lecture hud then commenced, and  they had no desire to disturb the audience,  who they knew had paid for the lecture and  had a perfect right to hear it undisturbed.  On this being given to Mr. Caton he treated  it  with contempt and demanded from the  bearer to tell wliut he wanted.    Bearer asked for un  interview, being still anxious to  save the audience.   This request was refused  also:   and bearer again commanded  to  speak  up which be did  with he  uncertain  sound.   No sooner had he done so, however,  than a tirade of abuse  was jired upon him  from   all   parts  of the  hall:   the audience  seemingly   thought they had puid for the  hull, when in reality they hud only  paid  for  the lecture.- Had they allowed judgment to  rule instead of prejudice they would have,  seen at a glance that Mr. Caton  and  not the  man who v\as asking for his just rights was  the offender.   Mr. Caton saw to it that they  puid for tho lecture before he gave it and  it  was but fair and just that he should have at  least   made   some  arrangement, about the  hull before using it.   Hud the adieuce simply demanded of Mr. Caton that he pay for  tlie hall or hand them buck their money it  would no doubt have ended the whole mutter.   That the miners vv ished to be fair w ith  Mr. Caton may be gleaned from the fact that  the> asked but S5 rental for each, night he  had occupied the hull, 4u face of the fact  that a motion stands on the books that SlO  rental be churged unyone wishing-the use  of the same for private money-making purposes.    But  even  this amount Mr. Caton refused to pay: in fact bo absolutely refused to  pay anything ut all for the first night, saying he hud arranged for that  with a  member of the association,  who  hud since left  the  district.   He   also   refused  to   pay the  other until the close of tlie lecture, notwithstanding the fact that  be thou hold iu his  hand a collection given  by the audience iu  addition to thoir admission feo for that very  purpose. In the face of this fuct tho committee hud  no altprnjitivo but to ask him to va-  PARSONS  Groceries^  Co. ^  'RODUCE  CO.   :o:-  Provisions,  -...AND...   ' ' .  OeneraLi Merchandise,  --- thj;'  Bennett lake and Klondyke Navigation Co., Ld  ,.   m en Is via B. L  Olive  May between  Tim Ii. I/. & K. N.,Co. advance freight charges on ship-  & K. N. C.  Bennett and Atlin  Regular Sailings and Bust of Service Guarantked.  The li. L. & K. N. Co. are 'Bonded Carrieis.     '  OTTO   H.    PARTRIDGK,    Local   Manager,    Bennett.  K! C.  Aubin, Agent,  Pearl .Street,  Atlin.'  should-been the lust man iu this district'to  ask uny favor at thoir hands alter the mud  he'tried to throw in tho luce of tlie association while posiug'us an arbitrator in mining  disputes for this camp. Now, sir, iu closing  r might say that, we believe, that as an association wo have done "everything in our  power for the best interests of the camp and  we thought that any hard feeling that may  have existed against us on the formation of  the society was by this time entirely wiped  out, and we w ould be sorry to think that the  action of this man Caton should be the  means of stirring up hatred against us in  the minds of the people iu this district, and  above all would we regret that uny action of  ours should cause any reflection on the name  of the Rev. John Pringle; a gentleman1 who,  us we have already said, we believe has the  respect of every man,'woman and child'In  tho district. True, the undersigned have no  love for impleasantl"duties, but when duty  calls they are not afraid to stand by it, nor,'  we may add, arc the.v afraid to stand alone.  W.  J.   IlAllIIIGAN,  Chairman Hall Committee.  James Stables,"  Presideut-B. M.'P. A.  ,,(VVe have never objected to publishing correspondence in this paper,  but   unless  writers make a sacrifice  and   boil  down their  ideas  we must in the future decline to publish anj thing that partakes of the length of  this.   Brevity is the soul of wit.���Ed.)  LIST  LOTS  YOUR  -AT  Rant & Jones,  -THE���  PINE CRTY.  Hayes & Cornell, Props.  Everything in connection First  Class; Good Liquors, etc.  An up-to-date Restaurant in connection.    -  , OLDEST   '  ESTABLISHED  BROKERS  'OF ATLIN.  Agents for the John Irving 'Na-  gation Company. ; .  '"'. -, Pearl St., Atlin, B. C.  Shot-Guns, Rifles, Revol-. \  i yers and'every "description of Sporting Goods  at  TISDALL'S GUN STORE  Q. VANCOUVER.  IS   Catalogue mailed on application.  NOTICE.  In the matter of the Estate of VV. M. Chace,  D. L. Brockway and R. L. How ie, of tho  Atlin Mining Division, in the Cassiar District, British Columbia, carrying on business iu partnership under the name of  "The London Hydraulic Compauj"."   -i cite the  promises,     t can assure you. Mr.  In an old burying ground ou one of the ' Editor, thut the committee's position just  islands of bake Superior a tombstone bears i Hien was not un enviable one, especially to  the following inscription: "This stone erected I men  who  bate trouble, but  amid  it   all   I  British America  Corp.,   Ld.  HOTEL,  ATLIN   -   -   -   -   H. C.  Clean linen, spring beds, choicest selection  of cigars and liquors north of Vancouver.  Rates very moderate.  THE ATLIN LIGHT AND  POWER CO.  Now have a  Telephone Service  Between  Atlin, Spruce Junction and Pine.  to the memory of .L L., who was uoeidentully  shot, August 18th. as a marl' of atlection. by  his brother.  VV. W. li. Mcrunes, member for Nnnuimo in  the Dominion House, doesn't seem to thin .  much ot the tw o great political parties of  the Dominion. "Both parties are but ti iek-  sters." be says, and be ought to know.  Leo Diimar has retired from the Rennett  Sun, J. T. Bethune uud P. P. Scharsclunidt  continuing the paper.  Doc. Htibner. the well known druggist of  Dyeu, and who sppnt the summer extracting  the precious "stull"*' iu this district, was u  passenger on the outgoing bout Saturday  last.  could not help thinking of those Hups of the  Poet Burns:  Ye sec yon birkie ca'd  u lord, vvlui struts.  aud stares, and u' that.  Though  hundreds worship at lus word, he's  but a coof for a' that.  That the members of the B. M. P. A. have  thrown their ball door open to any aud al]  denominations iu tlie district who wished to  use it for Sunday services is a well known  fact. They also gave it free of charge to the  school teacher and children for their concerts, as also to the miners on severul occasions in which to discuss matters concerning  the best interests of the camp and f huve no  doubt Mr. Editor that bad Mr. Catou or his  agents approached the proper parties that  he, too, would luivo gladly been granted the  use ol the hull,  although   I must confess he  Stations ���  Atux, M-'.nic'A', Ham..  JtJNeiioN, Junction llousi',  Pine, Goi.p Housj-,.  When in Atlin  .  . at the .  stop  OLYMPIC HOTEL  First Street.  Headquarters  tor  Lump's St.  Louis Lagkk Beer.  First class Restaurant in connection.  A.  BURKK,   Manaeer.  Take notice that the above named W. M.  Chace, D. L. Broelcwny' aud R. L. Howie, by  Deed of Assignment for the benefit ot creditors, bearing date the seventh of September,  1809, and made in pursuance of the "Creditors  Trust Deeds Act," have grunted and assigned  to E. G. 'Pennant, of the town of'Atlin, B. C,  Lumber Merchant, all the personal estate,  credits aud effects of the said debtors and  each of them (both partnership and privute)  w hich mav be seized and sold under excu-  tiou and all the real estate of the said  debtors, aud each of them, in trust for the  benefit of their creditors. Said Deed oT Assignment, was executed by the said W. M.  Chace, D. L. Brockway and R. L. Howie and  IS. G. Teun.'xut, on the said seventh duy of  September, 1899.  All creditors huving claims against the said  debtors are required to file their claims with  C. W. Sawers, Solicitor, Pearl St., Atlin, B. .  C, duly proved, as provided by the Act, on  or before the 1st day of November, 1899. In  default of tho said Assignee not receiving su-  tisf uctory proof thereof, any creditor is bnble  to have his claim burred.  Notice is further given thut after the said  1st duy of November, 130!), the Assignee will'  proceed todistribute the said estate amongst  the parties entitled theroto, having regard  only to the claims of which notice shall then  have liocn given, aud will not be liable for  the assets, or any part thereof, so dlstri bated,  to'uuy person or persons of whose claim he  siiull not then have had notice. (  An 1 further take notice thut a meeting of  the said creditors will be hold at tho oifioe of  C. VV. Suwers, Solicitor for the.said Assignee,  Pearl St., Atlin, H. C, on Thursday, the 28th  day of September, 18!li), ut the liour of i  o'clock-in the afternoon.  Dated at Atlin, B. C, this 9th day of September, 189P.  C. VV. SAWERS,  Solicitor for Assignee.  Lf��   &>*  funeral   director    and  Kmbalwer  Third and Discovery,    Atlin, B. C.  Bodies Embalmed for .Shipment a Speciulty  Orders on short notice.  All kinds of Funeral Supplies nt reasonable rates.  Ir  lij  JWUWIU'IIJMjUIUIIkHJIIlUHiaUHHJJUO!  mmomwsmm Mt-1  l  A TUX,   B. C,   SATURDAY;/ SEPTEMBER   23,    i899.  I    .  BRITISH AMERICA GROUP.  Located ��� Four Miles From Atlin  With Ore $827 to the Ton..  Lodes Well Defined and Will Pay  r  from the Commencement.  Mr. II. P. Peiii'sc,M.U.,11 miningiiiiin of wide  e.\pcriiMic('i who has hiirnossud practice to  theory in most ol the ini'iing centres ol'tlie  world, ('111110 to Atlin iu the eurl.v part of  Mil-. Since his advent hero bu has exclusively studied t he quartz situation from every  point that would admit of profitable treatment and as a result of this is toda,\ pre-  ptirud to say that Atlin district will sec  stumps in operation the incoming .vein*. Mi.  Pearse makes no wild statements, for.tlio  fact that the properties below described  were staked and recorded iu July, fdw people  were aware   of   the cMstiinoti of such  - splondid rock in this vic'uit). He kept the  mutter to himsplf and usso'ciatH-,'but now,  alter doing a vasta'mount of'work aud lullv  Hulislying himself as the richness of the  rock, easy acces-i from Atlin Lake, aud pro-  _ fitable treatment, ho speaks out. Reports ou  this group of claims are at present iu Loudon. Some 00 assays have boon made bj the  Bank ot B. N. A. iissuyer, the low est going  &4i' and tho highest 5827 per ton.  A Claim man was taken to the propcrtj  on Monday, and after u three hours' walk  from Pine City in a southerlj direction  tho hunch of claims was reached. One ver.v  sti ange thing seen ou arrival was u bunch  of five trees, blitzed in a uniform inunncr  with a V at the crown.    The) were not fresh  ' signs, for the party agreed to their being 12  or 15 mo.iths old. The only conjecture is'thut  the ground was looked over during the  early rush, and left to be taken up later.  HHITISH   AMEHIOA ��HOl,'l\  The group ot claims is known as the British America group and consist of three mineral claims, each of 52 acres, except the British America, w hich is a fraction containing  about 46 acres, viz., the Ivy Ma), the Golden  King ..uud the British America fraction, con-'  tuiuiug iu all about l*iO acres.  The 'mines ii.ro situated at Slate Mountain,  about three' miles from'Discovery claim.  Pine Creok, in"7a southerly direction and  about four miles from Atlin City, us the  crow tiies. The British America group are  the first mineral chums to be taken up in  the district in which gold iu highly pa>uhle  quantities lias been'obtained.  ��� THE   IVY   MAY.  The Ivy-Muy-consists of about 52 acres.' It  is adjoiiied'on the south end by tlie British  America, and on the east by The Great Corn-  stock and ou the north by the Anglo Saxon.  There are three distinct lodes at present discovered running through the property, varying in si^e from two to 5 feet, and from  which assajs of different values have been  obtained. * .    '<       '  At the north end of the mine and about 500  feet from the boundary a prospect shaft bus  been sunk oil the outcrop to u depth of ten  feet, w hich exposes a reef about four feet  six inches w ide, dipping slightly to the w est.  The walls ot the reef uud surrounding country appear to be made up of soft decomposed  slate couuti'3, containing small feedeis or  leaders running into the reef ut ull angles.  Tlie stone consists of nice medium mineralized quart's, somen hat 'decomposed and  slightly discolored by 'iron ioxides with  green and blue carbonate of copper stains;  samples ot rock taken across the reef at the  bottom ot this shaft assayed ut the Bank of  U. N. A., gave results of from >12 to ��2t per  ton. At the south end of the mine aud about  100 feet from the boundary of the British  America u crosscut aud trench has, been cut  on a separate reef, exposing about four  feet of very good stone at the outcrop and  which would appeur to bs going down into  the same class of countr.v as the reef mentioned in the previous workings. The stone  possesses the same characteristics also, except that it is more mineralized with frequent patches of manganese in which are  bedded visible specks of gold. ,The qualit)  of the ore is good here. The assays average  from >40 to SCO per ton aud as high as $240  aud ?827 per ton. Visible gold can be seen  v\ ith the naked eye in the stone broken ou  the dump, and in all probability some very  rich stono w ill be met with during development operations.  THU   GOLDEN*   KINO.  This property comprises about 32 acres���  1,500 feet by 1,500, aud adjoined ou the northeast by the British America and on the  southwest by the Queen.  Ou the No. 1 workings u reef averaging  from four to five feet in thickness is exposed on this property and tunnels have been  started in severul places to tost the stone. In  No. 1 tunnel the reef is about four feet  thick, well confined in mixed slate and  shale country and appears to be going down  in a perpendicular position. The stono is  fairly mineralized and in a partly decomposed state. Oxide of iron here occurs iu  greater quantities and carbonates in a lesser  degree. The samples taken from the fuce  ussny from SIG to ^28 dollars per ton. In the  No. 2 workings a tunnel has also been started in a few feet on stono of the same class  and quality as iu No. 1, aud assayed of $24.  In the No 3 w orkings  nn  open  out  bus nx-  pose.i the reef which is a continuation of  the same reel as No. 1 and 2 workings. The  country appears to bo in a well-settled state.  The stone is of the sumo class and value as  No. 1 and 2 workings.  THl.   HHIlIbH   AMEHIOA  Comprises about 10 ucrns, this being a'frao-  tiouul claim, and udjoinod on-the north by  the 1 vy Mn) , on the south and west b.v the  Golden King and ou the cast b.v the Dusky  llelle. No development work has been done  on this, as work has been mainly confined to  the adjoining ones���Ivy May and Golden  King. Considerable prospecting, however,  has been done, resulting in the discovery of  two goo I si/.cl I'l'dli tor bi'lcsj running  through the property. Those' roofs contain  aboil) ol quiii t/. lour leet and six foot respect ivcly. ' '  WOI(Kl**lt 'irAvillill'tl'h.'  The posit ion of tlio mines is splcndidl) situated in this respect. * It would bo difllcult  to find a more ideal 'position tor economic  and successful mining. Tho whole 'group  can be worked by a system of tunneling  which will unable development to bo curried  on at it very small cost. There is a very good  mill site about u quarter ol u mile distant, |  whore a buttery may bo erected and worked  b) an overshoot water wheel. There is no  ubuiidance of both water uud timber right  ou the 'proper!).  ' The situation of the mines s also very favorable lor ti-uuspoit ii'id easv iol uccess.  being "within .three milcs^of Atlin Luke,  w here ull I rpigl.t can bo deliv ere.l by steamer fiom r Vancouver iu from seven to ten  duvs. A good landing can be made for the  .ise of the mines without any cost worth  mentioning uud ulso a trail can be made  onto the property uud mill site iu a few  hours.   .    ' ' ' ���  "I do not lor n moment hesitate to recommend this as a very promising mining, pro-'  position,''said Mr. Pearse, when about returning tioin the pioperties Monday afternoon. "The prospects "are a'l that could be  desired: the lodes are well defined aud contained in well stratified and settled country:  the mines vv Inch adjoin each other tcan be  worked under one management and ou a  ver.v economic basis; iu tact it is ver.v rare  in'mining experience that so many facilities  and favorable inducements are met vv ith at  one and the same time. In my opinion the  mines will prove highly payable from the  commencement of operations and the ultimate profits w ill be very large. The assays  and values mentioned in this connection can,  be verified by the Bank of British North  America at Atlin."  It is undeistood that parties are at present on their w ay from London to look  over the properties.  9  interna  , ,  -    f-    ATIN,    R*   C*  7 HlCANOIIIjn  Al'   DAWtJOK,   UUNNkTT.'.SRI.KIBR,   NVHITI*   Hoiloh,   PlNK  ('Iirjr.K.  J, ^      '  ', ' / The onl) complete, stock ot ' "^ "i  Jj,,f    ,     GROCERIES   AND ;DRY   GOODS,  J ' , 'in the Cit).  4| i Ladies' Goods a Specialty. ,,  }       New Line of Ladies' and Gent's Boois and Shoes Just Arrived.  B Onl) highest cluss of goods in stock ut lowest prices iu the city.   Inspection invited.  stop it. But don't stop u paper that )ou believe to be honest, courageous, enterprising  uud clean, simply because its editor has  written his own sinoeie views, instead of  yours or somebody else's; for if,you do, jou  are putting a premium ou insincere journal-  Wni, and, a'.d serving notice on an editor  that the nil) to success is to write what Intimites will best pluise bis roadoi-s, instead ol  w hat he honostl) believes to be tho truth.  THE  Canadian Bank...  ...of Commerce.  Corner Second and Pearl Streets.  ' ATLIN,    B.   C.     '  Thoroughly ^Equipped Assay  Office in Connection.  BROWNLEE & LOWRY  J. H. Brownlee, P. I. Si, l>. L. S.  '   -     R. C. Lowry, A. M. I. C. E.        "  ' *  Givil and Hydraulic Engineers,  ; Land Surveyors.  - Pii.vRi. Stkkkt,'Atlin, B. C.    -  T  HE NORTHERN HOTEL,'  '  FIRST'STKEET.   ' V'   -��� ' ,  Tlie biggest house in-Atlin", ,  ���   Everything first-class.  &   Turney,   Proprietois.  Thagard  O.K.  BATHS  BARBER SHOP.  MtlSNSELF-UND GOTT.  The following, from the lieu of A. M. It.  Gordon, winch appeared in a Vancouver  paper shortlj after Emperor William's telegram to Kruger, and the subsequent ordering out ot the l'l)ing Siiuudrou, may prove  interesting in view of the troubled state ot  the Transv aal to-day':  Der Kaiser fon das Fiiterland,  Unt Gott uud I all tings command:  We two, itch, don't jou understand?  MEINSELP���uud Gott.  Vile some men sing der bower divine,  Meiii soldiers sing "'Die  Waeht am Rhein, "  Und drink der healin'iu R.ien's i wine���  OP.ME���uud Gott.  There's Prance, she swaggers all around;  She's ausgespeilt, she's no uggound;  To'much, we dinks, she don't amound���  MfcLNSELP���uud Gott.  She w ill not dare to fight again,  Hut if she should I'll show her bluih  Dat,lilsass (uud iu Preneh) Lorraine���  '   '      Are MEIN-by Gott.  Dere's grandma dmksshe's iiichtschmall bier  Mit Boers uud such she in'tcifere:  She'll learn none owns dis hemisphere���  But MB���tint Gott.  She dinks, good f ran, some ships she s got,  Und soldiers mit there scarlet goat.  Ach!   We could knock 'era-poof���like dot���  *      M12I>SELS,-uiidGott.  In dimes of peace brebare for wars.  I bear dor helm and shpear of Mars,  Und care not for den dousaud C^ai-s���  Mia.N'SELP-undGott.  In fact I humor every vbim,  Mit nspoct dark und visage grim���  Gott pulls nut me���uud I mit him ���  MKINSBLP���und Gott.  Gold purchased or advances made  thereon   pending  the  result of  its  assay.  The buthsare equally as good as found in  cities.   Side entrance for ladies. ' ���  " LINK & PRATT, Props.. First Street. '  Exchange sold on all the' princi-  * " f  pal  points  in  Europe,, the United  States and Canada.  .THE I00TENAY...  BAR  Finest stocked Bar in  , the city,  'JACK   BYRON,    Prop.v  OTEL   O.   K.  Choice Wines,  Liquors and Cigars.  'VM. CUKOE, Manager  First Avenue  Til 13 WINTER TRAIL.  Gold Commissioner Graham informs us  that Roudinuster Cumeron bus blamed out u  short winter trail to Log Cabin, instead of  follow ing the wuter courses as was the ouse  lust w inter the trail w ill bo cut ou bind. Atlin and Otter lakes will bo the only water  crossed. It is calculated a distance of 15  miles will be saved.  Odilou (.'udicux accidentall) shot uud killed  himself Sept. 1 in Daw son. He was living in  a tent ut the corner of Third avenue and  Second street and hud been cleaning two  guns, one of which he hud taken apart. The  other, a rifle, w as in some way discharged,  the bull taking eflect iu his chest. He  staggered out of the tent u few feet und tell  dead.  When you are convinced thut a paper is  dishonest and deceitful, stop it. When convinced that it is unclean, stop it. When it  lucks enterprise, an 1 fails to give you  news.  THE ' ALASKA   FLYER  ,   ,     65 hours to Seattle.  "S.S. HMMDT"  ���l  Due at Skagway  Tuesday, Sept* 26, 1899*  Leaves Skagway every Ten Days  for Seattle   and   British   Columbia  ports.    Buy your tickets at the office  of Pacific Clipper Line, Skagway.  W. H. TRIGGS, Agent.  IMSON'S VARIETY STORE.  PRINCIPAL - BATH -HOUSE  ' AND -LAUNDRY.  Best  Equipped' Establishment -  >    ,.;  in Atlin.        %'       ,   '  . Lake Street,/near'Sawmill.    ' -  TULES  Swiss  EGGERT'  Watchmaker.  Has charge' of government instruments.    First street, Atlin.  In  Medical  Hull.   -  GOLD   HOUSE  PINE CITY.  Good Liquors, i  ��� Good Wines  and Cigars.  Beds and Meals a Specialty.  LETHERDALE     &    BURTON,  Proprietors.  You Wn.iL M.v\n No Mistake Ik You Go  ,To The  ...BRITISH HOTEL...  Cor. First and Discovery.  and ever) thing II i-st'class  The latest styles in Cost times, Bicycle Skirts,  Shirt Waists, Hats and Millinery.  Between Rant and Watson.  Genuine good  ut moderates.  'T. TUGWELL  Proprietor.  KEN & STRANAHAN,  A1���  Painters.  Neat and artistic "signs at reasonable rates.  Applications for Land.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days  after da'e T intend to apply to tho Commissioner of Lands and Works for a lease of five  acres of land for garden purposes, situate on Pino Creek, ubouttwo miles from  Atlin, commencing at stake No. 1 and running easterly 2t)l yards to No. 2: thonce 1-0  .varda northerly to No. 'A: thence westerly  201 yards to No. i; thence southerly to place  of beginning.  P. JAMESON.  Atlin, B.C. July 21, 1S93.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that placer claims  legally held in "Atlin Lake and Bennett Lake  Mining Division of Cassiar District are laid  over from tho l")th September, 1890, to the 1st  July, ISM).  J. I). GRAHAM,  Gold Commossio.-ier.  PINE TREE HOTEL.  DISCOVERY, B. C.  When you come to Discovery take  shelter under the TREE.  Finest of liquors.       Good stabling.  CHAS. R. OUBRIDGE, Mgr.  ��a i .  '1  t  w  ATLIN, - B.  C,   -SATURDAY,    SEPTEMBER   23,    iHgcy.  .1  ''-'}  t  ,1  1  '���t  >;? ���  J '  ,1   K,  '?:*��*  Flic Claim is now prepared  to do all kinds of Job Work*  PICKED UP HERE AND THERE.  Jlodirnl Hull for toilet articles.  ChicUou diuiiur at tho Olympic to-morrow/  Spr-iieer loft on Thur.sdu)-  for  Port-  Capt  hind.  Klei'tric belts lor' w oak.backed  people  W. K. DookriU's drugstore,  at  REV. GEO. R. MAXWELL, ,M. P,  Chicken dinner at the Olympic to-morrow.  K. J. Paul loft for Vancouver on Thursday.  He leaves the country well satisfied with his  ,   summer's operations,*  Prescriptions eurefully and promptly dis-'  pensed at the Medicul Hall.  '       Grouse Dinner at the  Russell Annex  Kes-  ' taurant to-morrow, ,  Chicken dinner at the Olympic to-morrow.  New Goods at Cumiiiiiigs & .Richardson's  Fine Tweed Suits, Boots uud Shoos and Felt  Huts.  Don't forgot the Grouse Dinner nt the  Russell Annex Restuuruut to-morrow,  Pr-hscript.ioiis accurately dispensed b.v W.  R. Dockrill & Co., the leading druggists,  First st. ,  Father Whehiu will hold .service In tho  Russell ptw'llion. Pearl aud First, to-morrow-  morning- at 10 o'clock..  One of the best articles tor good health is a  wholesome loaf of bread at 12 cents., "Und a  first class meal at 50 emits nt Pioneer Bakery.  Church of England services will be held  at corner Trainor and Third streets an Sun-  d D" at S p. in. and 7 p. in., and at Discovery  at 11 a. m.  A. M. & M. Co. will auction at Discovery  Saturday night provisions of all kinds.  Murphy & Co., Auctioneers.  Meal tiokets at greatly reduced rates by  the week or montli at Jones' restaurant.  St. Andrew 's Presbyterian church hold service*, iu the Arctic Brotherhood Hull, Second  ' strept between Traiuor and Pearl, cm Sunday at 1Q;!|'J ii, in. and 7:110 p, m.  Sunday school at 2:81 p.m. Rev. John Pringle,  1LA, minister.  Parties wishing to buy their winter's supplies cheap may do so by attending the auction sale at the A. M, & M, store, Discovery,  Saturday night. ,  The smoker to have been held In the Arctic  Brotherhood hall to-night bus been indefinitely postponed out of respect for Chas.  Oubridge, deceased. '  *  E. J7 Coyle, C P. R. district passenger  agent, Vancouver, and H. M. McGregor,travelling passenger agent, Skaguay, are looking  into transportation matters in the north.  Tom Stewart went out to the coast on  Tuesday. He took $1,000 worth of dust vvitu  him, and some rich specimens in the nugget line. The bulk of the dust came off Lambert's claims on Pine.  Chicken dinner at the Olympic toMiiorrow.  J. H, Brow nlee is at Cariboo Crossing,  whore he went to sitrve) the railroad town-  site. He will probably make a trip to Skaguay, where be will meet Mrs. Brow nlee  and children, who are now ou their way to  .Atlin.  "Doc" liuyues left for Victoria on Xhurs-  ' day and his going  has left  keen regret on  the part of his many friends.  While here he  devoted bis time to the practice of his profession, dentistry.  Tw o members were put through tlie Arctic Brotherhood lust Tuesday evening, One  wus Dr, Haines and the other W. <L Mack ay.  Doc", went through first and the suspense to  the second paralleled I). Patterson's stage  fright when the robber told him to shell  out,  .Many people wondered us to the cause of  the smile which illumined the countenance  of J. H. Brooks, the old reliable packer, all  duy yesterday. The reason of it, all was that  lie became u huppy father yesterday moru-  ingv We have twisted our mouth in shape  for the cigar which we expect along at any  moment. The mother and child are doing  welh    .  We are Indebted id W-. Dockrill for n copy  l\C Freedom, published at Manilla. Mr.  DocUrill bus a sifter stationed there iu the  \'t'i{ Cross coi'ps und Is very pleased with  the Philippines. At one time sho wus to  have accompanied her brother to Atlin, but  fit the lust moment she decided on the l*hil-  l'lptncs-. Thts hospital iu which the sick  ilnd wounded are troiUedt she says, is an old i  convent that was partially demolished din-  vug live fighting.  Addresses  Meeting's  In  Atlin  and  Pine  City. '    ,  On Monday night last' Rev. Geo. li. Maxwell addressed a small meeting in the Presbyterian church. W. II. Lynch occupied tlie  chair.  Before Mr, Maxwell started spouklng he  asked that anyone who wished to bring any  mutter to his attention would do so now thut  he might reply,  The first speaker, II. Cowan, urged that  tho member endeavor to have second class  mail mutter brought iu during the winter.  W. Builcy endorsed this ideu and also culled  .Mr. Maxwell'; attention to the urgency oi  rushing through the telegraph line from  (Jue.siielle. The clearing of obstructions  from Atlin river should ulso cluim the iitten-  tion of the government. >  Mr. liiirnos of Atlin was surprised that Mr.  Maxwell had tho tcsmprity to come and a.sk  for a renewal of coufldouoo in u government  that hud permitted the fair name of Canada  to be'drngged in the dust u�� in the Yukon.  Mr. Kay asked of the present position of  the government on the Chinese question.  Tlio government hud promised an increase of  the tux ou those people yet nothing had been  done.  Replying in tlio order of the questions Mr.  Muxwell said he would do what lie could to  have newspaper.-, brought iu hero in tho  mails during the winter. Tn reference to  the telegruphs the branch connecting with  the Yukon line would be lu Atlin by tlie end  of this month. A big stutl of oflicinls were  ut vv.urk on the lino from Quesuelle here anil  he thought the service would be completed  some time next summer.  Dealing with the alleged scandals iu the  Yukon he said he had gone into Duwson  very much prejudiced against the officials,  but he hud been unable to find one dciinite  charge of crookedness. '    ���  As regards the Chinese he had' been doing  the principal fightinj: tor the bill. The gov-  erimleut had promised,to make the bill a  government measure and it will go through  next session.     _ 7,  He had cordially supported -the general  policy of the government as believed it to be  iu the interests of the country.  . ,     ' ,- ���THK-- . ,  Merchants Bank of Halifax  INCORPORATHD   INKI.      ,' ..-_-.���'.  Paid Ui' Capital    -    -    ;-----    $2,000,000.00''  Rest r '--' $1,250,600.00  1 1  A.  general   Banking   business   transacted.      Gold   Dust   assayed   and  > purchased.  t n 1 -  Drafts issued and money transferred to any part of the world. ,',  The First Bank, to Olden ist Aitirt*  \V. A. SPENCER.    -   '.-'    -     Manager, Atlin Branch.  1 . ,.,��� ������-..���  . . ���    ��� ��� ��� ��������� .,��� -      ���������t  .. P. BUHNS ��> CO.,   -  Wholesale   -   and  ._.. CpRNKR...1ElKST  -   Retail '-   Buloh'srsj  and   Pearl   Streets.  Builders9 Hardware, Miners9 Supplies,  Tinware,  Graniteware,  Etc., Etc.  TINSHOl?   IN  CONNECTION..' ,7      ���  . DUNN  & CO., (Limited:)  FIRST STREET  ATLIN, B. C.  '   ���  THE ^KAND HOTEL  Mr. Maxwell held a ,meeti..g at Pine Cit.v  Suturduy night in McDonald's hall at'which  quite a number attended. On a, vote of the  meeting Rev, John Pringle was elected to  the cliair. '      ���      ,    '.  Mr." Maxwell-in the "course of bis speech  touched on-many matters of concern to his  northern constituents.  Upon the audience being invited to- bring  to Mr. Maxwell's attention any of the, needs,  of the district, a number availed themselves  of the opportunity. A better mail service  aud a county court.judge were pointed out  as among the most urgent needs of the community just at present.  Replying Mr. Maxwell said he would do  what he could to huve their wishes curried  out.  A resolution of confidence in Mr. Maxwell  was then put and e-irried.  FINEST  Rice  EQUIPPED HOTEL TN THE NORTH.    EVERYTHING  CONDUCTED IN .FIRST-CLASS MANNER.     ',  1. 31 ' ;  ( 1        I    ���        ,' ,  .      f O  & Hastie, Proprietors;   David HastiE,-Makacer.  Corner'Of First arid Discoverv Streets. ���  THE ANACONDA GROUP.  High  The Low Grade Mine With a  Figure Not Sold Yet.  All the actors, iu the big mining deal ��� the  ���purchase of the Anaconda group���arc at  present iu Atlin. Lord Hamilton came, in  on Tuesday and bus personally' looked over  the large body of quartz. The mining experts, who have been at work for the past  three weeks, have not yet completed their  report, but a representative of this paper  was led to believe on Friduy that this would  be finished and completed the incoming  week.  The mines, which are situated ou Atlin  Lake, u mile or so from Atlin, were located  by Robert FUirinuuii, once funious as a  Bluck Hills plunger, his two daughters���the  Missus Frunkie and Florence Flovmu.uu��� and  Partridge. It is not claimed for the ore  that it is high grade, us it assays only 58 per  ton. but Sailor Bill says there are 20iU0l),0u0  tons iu sight to the calculating eye of an expert. Some 211' acres of land uro included  iu the four claims.  ON WRIGHT.  Most of the. men working above discovery  tin this crock have stopped, work for the  4"eai*i  On 30 below three young mini are sinking  ^d hodrdek and have gone down U'.) foot with,  iibtbing in sight.  AT THE GRAND.  Tlio following are registered at tile above  \ioustt: II. C. Henspeber, J. Brown, IIrt,-.  <?rowm K. Haggard. B. Hamilton. Mr. and  -Mrs. Hv K. I>. Merry. J. A. S. AH,dl. fv G. I A'  VrttinV. ('.. KiTii-'.int.-i. AnluiV CmP^AhA-  Lieut' Peary and his two companions,  with their unlive allies will make a clash for  the Polo the end of Februury, next year.  A Vancouver despatch of the 12th says mi-  lev. President Loubet promptly reverses the  iniquitous decision in tho case of Captain  Dreyfus, the British Columbia government  is being urged to notify the French authorities at un curly date thut they will join with  other lauds and "cull off" exhibits from this  province ut the big fuiiv  Nome ba�� a paper und the numc of it is  The Nugget. The plant left Dawson on tho  10th insti Messrs. Bourk and Story are the  proprietors.  a number of men on government tele- j of the  most  powerful  corporations  graph construction between White und  Stewart rivers, struck work last week, says  the Yukon Sun of the 12th, alleging as an ex1  Iii a drunken row 'James Carroll  shot and killed Charles EGkcman'in  Dyea, " Tuesday 'morning, Sept.  12th. He had a preliminary examination before JudgeSehlbredeand was  bound over without bail to appeal-  before the .district  court  at  Sitka.  The upper river steamboat  companies have come I:, an agreement on  passenger rates, and* there will  be  no more cutting.    The rate  agreed  upon is that established by the Flyer   line and  some  of the  smaller  boats at the opening  of navigation  last spring and   this  line  promises  that there will   be  no  advance  on  these   rates.    The   schedule    took  effect September i and is���First class  to    Sound   points,   $150;   second,  $100; first-class  tO   Bennett,   $115;.  second $72.50; first-class to  White j  Horse, $90, second, $52.50.���-Yukon j  Sun.  'The British America Corporation  having closed out their whole lower  Yukon business, will now confine  their operations to British Colum--  bia. It was with a regret that we  saw this company depart" - from  Dawson, for it has a name for  honorable dealing. It could not  well be otherwise with such -a  gentleman as the Marquis of  DuiTerin whose name is revered in  Canada, at its head. It was largely  due to the patriotic activity and  forethought of the Hon. Chas. Mcintosh, Ex-Lieut. Governor of the  Northwest territories, that' the  company was formed, which ultimately became the possessor of the  Lc Roi aud others of the richest  mines in the Kootenay, B. C* The  British America now ranks  as   one  MINING  Broker, Abstracter,  Manager, Accountant,  Conveyancer,   Auditor,  and General Agent  Has listed some of the best claims  on Pine, Spruce, Wright and Willow at honiestake prices.  Claims bought now will not have  to be re presented or'btherwise looked  after until July ist, 1900.  TO   AMERICANS*  Americans having free miners' certificates  desiring to join iu the suit for damaged  against the Canadian government should call  on me immediately as I will leave for Seattle  within two weeks from this dute. Advices  from Cob Lew Is indicate that the U. S. gov*-  eminent bus formally taken up the cases iu  behalf of the miners. Office in Pine City,  next, door to St. Clair Blackett's store.  L. F. SHAW,  Agent James Hamilton Lewis.  case, poor rations.   Tlieir (.Maces were filled  by new men. ,  Cornelius Vanderbilt, head ol the Vandert  hilt family-, died ut his residence in New  "fork ut .">:4"i u-. im Sept. il. from a strike 'of  paralysi.v. Mis I'lii'ilTO-hi'' wi���� -*�����. Su�� fl-fty--  si \1 h y ei*i'���.  111 the mining business ou the  continent, and has done more to  develop the mineral wealth, of  British Columbia then any other  agency that we know of. ��� Yukon  Sun-.  1     Billy Chappd.   c��ne of the   K.I011-  lf.Jtk'--\Sl>��v>l known-aiid m<V*U -succcv,**  fulmell, has invested 3532,000 cash in  Jack Wade creek property, and Falcon Joslin, likewise well known and  admittedly a rarely competent iudge  of values, is enthusiastic over the  promise of vast wealth which the  district holds out to man. The two  gentlemen went down there on August 24, accompanied by C. E.  Shannon, who had interested them  in the richness of the creek and  Sidney Hope, and arrived home on  Sunday night. That they were completely satisfied with their trip to  very evident, for -when Mr. Chap-  pel left for horne he bore in his pocket  a bill ol sale for a two thirds interest  in Nos. 8 and 9 above lower discover}*,  while his exchequer at the same time,  was short just $3 2,000 and. Mr. Chap*-  pel thinks he got a bargain at that.  The claims were the property of  Abel Bros, whom Mr. Shannon represented.���Klondike Nugget.  f  Wood  is  M����  ��� '��� <*in^r ill"*1  ���it in  Daw Mm wVifJ the priCA  a-JiVWi��*J*frtj


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