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 IHE ADVANCE.
Bl. XVII, No. 5.
MIDWAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, MONDAY, JUNE 2, 1902.
$2.00 per Year.
tHOV k BROWN,
mWHT-IW. SOLICITOR!),  ETC.
Ukkknwoiiii. II. C.
NICHOLSON,
-! NOTAKY PUBLIC,
| ESTATE,
FINANCIAL AOENT
and MINING BROKKR,
IMOKINN-Y.B.C.
Hallett & Shaw
Iarristbrs, solicitors,
Nourtw PtMlc.
lAitmi"VAWm."
Conies: Bedford MoNcIII'h, Moreingk
Seel't, Ulwri.
gNWOMV-.C
I SIMMONS,
UKNTIST,
liuiiLi. Block, Greijnwooo,
I'lione DO, V. * X.
(I. KERBY,
A. M. Cm. Soo. C. E.
IviNciAL Land   Surveyor
ANU
CIVIL   ENGINEER.
tilt  AND U.KKNWIWI*.
New Arrivals This Week
At MoNlools.
Real Swiss Spot Muslin raised dot best
quality regular 35 cent goods for 30c per yrd.
American Spot Muslin best quality regu-
'ar 35 cent goods for 20C per yrd.
Silk Zephyrs,  shades piuk.   light blue, and
heliotrope, beautiful rich goods.
B. RICKARDS & CO.,
I-Jcitl Estate
und
Insurance.
Ill STllRBT. MIDWAY. II. t:
|RT smith,
Tonsohiai Artist.
1 iMKhwi 8h»to. Itair Cut, *w Ko«in
BhnmtWO, o»ll al the tbovo •mrlor.
•unt ttonml mud grouii'1.
hi  STIIKKT,      •       MIUWAY,  B. C.
W. DALRYMPLK
KAIRVIEW, B.C.
|Klndi of ltp»lrln».    Honeihoelne
A «|K-*.i»ll»-.
ll GREEK HOTEL . . .
MOUTH Of ROCK OBKKK
FltttadHvh,   ■*«■_-.
pi-UUSS    ACOOIIMdIIATION    rilH   0LMT8.
GOOD STABLING
1 piojlloi-l KlshltiR on Kettlo Rivor.Jf
JAS. H. BUSH,
:N ERAL BLACKSMITH
HORSE SHOEING
A SPECIALTY.
I kinds of wor-k exaoutod to
tatltfaotlon of oustomora.
B R. WLMON,
Ut   ga__e8in_r    ii".'"
Praetioal Watch Maker,
EHOLT, B. C.
m.
(loot Tooli, Pltnty M.terlil.
•nd Jo yctrt -i-MrrltflCt la <l«
work correctly.   ...
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SoW by All Newsdealers
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Maiio
tMwCfi eJS* M}a!n* ol *V* Witt
«'•» Vi fhoV* ?P»»IMtllt by fli-W pop.
hillvSt.,?,* 'attaet ri.no Music,
*bu*im^"i'1,""»|mt"it»l- ti CtnpltS
w»l Wnr* JSIjJ*hlD"«H|lUOII,»t.OO.   HjOU
I'ltno ,„ *?''Kl"" •■"* tMtm ol rtvx
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V      1w*M»Uh f klltMylilt, 9a.
Fast Indigo Prints in small and large stripe
3.1  inches wide 15c per yrd.
Blue and   Pink  Chambrays,   also Art
Muslins sateen finish.
Ladies   Summer   Vests,   French Corsets
short  and medium.
TO ARRIVE NEXT WEEK
A new line of Childrens and Boys Shoes.
J. MoNICOL.
j Hotel Spokane,
L. E. SALTER, PROPRIETOR.
A new building, well furnished. Everything new
and first-class. Only the choicest Wines, Liquors
and Cigars kept in stock. Headquarters for Mining
and Commercial Men.        [No Chinese Employ.!).]
THE
PIONEER HOTEL
B.C.
One of the Best Equipped Hotels in
the Boundary. Everything First Class.
J. W. NELSON, Proprietor.
GREAT REDUCTION! LOWER STILL
In order to save labor we wish
to dispose of as much of our stock
as possible before stock-taking.
Although prices have been cut
before we are still coming down.
Everything cut in all Departments.
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, NOTIONS,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
SHELF  HARDWARE,
LAMPS, GLASSWARE
, Quick Sales and    jj   >^£
Small Profits.
A fresh stock of staple and fancy groceries arrivingilaily.
iter office sig HAIN & CO.
B. C.
GHOICE_LANDS
For Diversified   Farming,   at
Midway.
CHOPS ABE LOOKING WELL
Fruit, Vegetables and Cereals all do
Well  In  This  District- Many
Acres Under Cultivation.
The country adjacent to Midway is
fast becoming prominent an a ranching
country. There are now farmed
around Midway thousands of acres of
land lhat until quite recently remained
unbroken. Tbe successful result* of
each year lead the owners of ranches
to im reuse their cultivated acreage
until this season theie is an enormous
amount of land under crop.
(Several years ago the few settlers in
the valley little dreamed of the great
changes that were to take place in
such a comparatively short time ; they
looked upon tbis district as unfit for
agriculture, thinking jis they did, that
only the land on the flat would produce fruit, vegetables and cereals.
In their opinion as soon as all the
land on the. flat was under cultivation,
the ranching industry would hare
reached its limit. Gradually all the
land in the valley became preempted,
and those who arrived latter took np
land on the benches, This move of
cultivating hill land was looked upon
liy many us certain to result in failure.
Uutii great many of those who oh
tained bench lands had either had experience or seen ranching can ied on
successfully upon similar tracts in
other parts of the West and were not
adverse to locating on these lands, and
the result today is that some of the
he>t farming lands 1n the district are
to he found on the benches ; not only
is t his land adapted to grain li.it will
produce excellent clover and timothy
hay, as will he seen hy a visit to the
ranch of J. K. Drennan, where is 'o be
found one of the best producing meadows iu the district. Mr. Drennan has
under cultivation, including hay and
grain land, aliout 2U0 acres.
Tlie ranches of the Davis Bros, are
other evidences of the producing
qualities of the bench lands ; Iheir
places shows clearly that there is
scarcely a cereal, vegetable or fruit hut
flourishes at that altitude; their ranch
es for years have chiefly supplied the
vegetable markets Of (Ireenwood and
Midway, the warm nature of the sjiil
being particularly suited to the raising
of early vegetables.
Fruit does exceptionally well here,
both on the low and high lands, not
only the hardy varieties hut those of
the most delicate nature.
A visit at the ptesent time to any of
the various gardens situated on the
lands obtained from the Midway Company, will convince the most, skeptical
ihat there is no spot in the interior of
this province that is more generally
adapted to diversified farming than
right at Midway. No picture, no
matter how well painted, could surpass
io grandeur, the lieautiful ranch of
\V. II. Norris, with its cultivated fields,
green meadows and fruit orchards.
The contrast hetween these different
portions of tlie ranch, each perfect in
its particular way, combine lo make it
a picturesque scene and one which
anyone, who Is at all attracted by the
beauty of nature, could not help hut
look upon with enjoyment.
N. J, LaPlant has out a fine young
orchard, which is doing well am! is
likely to net him a handsome return
in n few years. J. R, Ferguson 1ms
also out a lol of small fruits, wbich are
found to yield iiliundenlly. No doubt
much of the success lhat attends Ihe
cultivation of these lands is due lo the
unlimited supply of water furnished hy
the .Midway Company's large irrigation ditch, so that whether tlie season
lie wet or dry these lands do not suffer
from drouth,
ll is only a matter of a short lime
until the entire portion of this flat laid
out iii plots ranging in si/.e from half
esup will lie under cultivation. As
inoie people came in Ihey will, prompt
eil hy the success of those alreiuly here,
purchase these lands and put them
under cultivation and eventually thc
•oiintry surrounding Midway will be
like unto the garden and fruit orchils of California, This is no idle
dream but is what will actually he the
esult a few years hence.
—- .*.	
Sir Thomas Sluiughnessy,   president
if Ihe Oi P. II. is uow on his way
nest on his annual tour of inspection
f the road. He will go as far as Vancouver. At Sault Ste. Marie he will
be joined by E. II. Mcllenry, the new
ngiucer of thc toad,
Desire Better Landa.
The government has submitted by
message to Ihe legislature a hill which
is likely to provoke more bitter opposition even than the railway hills
now before the legislature.
The proposal is practically lhe snine
as that attempted to he rushed through
the house on the last evening of the
session of last year. Although the
Chief Commissioner hud then assured
Mr. Curtis that it would not he pressed
the latter honied away from a dinner
party hi time to lind it submitted to
rush thiough, and fortunately in time
to forestall that step.
The 0. P. It. are anxious lo secure
lands in Southeast Kootenay in place
of lauds gi anted them under the original terms of their charier. The original bill permitted them to take lands
in alternate blocks on each side of the
line. When loo close lu the boundary
or where lands had previously heen
alienated contiguous lands were to be
chosen. The C. P. It. now want these
lands to be selected in Yale and Kootenay.
It has repeatedly heen stated that
the govern ment contemplated giving
these lands in Southeast Kootenay.
which embrace valuable coal and
petroleum areas, to the C. P. R„ and
had so instructed their agents, but
when questioned in the house they
denied doing so. The present hill if
passed will have that effect.
The hill us submitted is ns follows:
Whereas, "the Columbia k Western
Railway Company" was authorised
and empowered hy "The Columbia
& Western Railway Company Act,
1800," und amending acts to construct
a line of railway hetween Midway and
Penticton as a part of its main line of
railway, known as the titlh and sixth
sections thereof:
And whereas, at the request of the
government of Briiish Columbia, In
order to enable the government to
enterinto an arrangement wilh Messrs
Mackenzie k Mann, railway contract
ors of Toronto, for the construction of
a line of railway from Midway to Penticton, the said conipany surrendered
its right tu construct said fifth and
sixth sect hum:
And whereas, the said conipany was
by "The Columbia & Western Rail
way Subsidy Act, 1808," and amending
acts entitled only to grants of land In
respect of the portion of its line known
as the fourth section, after it had con
jtructed said fifth section :
And whereas, as a consideration fur
the company's nndei taking na aforesaid, it was agreed thai, the said company should obtain giants of land iu
the districts of Yale and Kootenay in
respect nf the said fourth section,
after Ihe company hud constructed
said fourth section : _„
And whereas, the failure to construct said fifth und sixth sections was
in no wise attributable to the said
conipany, and it is desirable that the
said agreement with the said company
should he carried out:
Therefore, His Majesty, by and with
the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of
British Columbia, enacts as follows :
1. This act may lie cited as the "Colunihia k Western Railway Subsidy
Act, 180B. Amendment Act, line."
2. There shall be granted to the
Columbia and Western Railway Company an urea of land equal to twenty
thousand acres per niTle for each mile
of railway constructed liy the company over the said fourth section of
its said line of railway, extending from
Christina Lnke lo Midway. The said
land so lo be grunted tothe company
shall be selected hy the company within the districts of Yule and Kootenay,
in blocks of not less than ten miles
square, within two years afler the
passage of tbis act.
3. The boundary lines of the lands
to be selected, wliere not indicated by
streams, lakes oi other natural bound,
aries, or previously surveyed lines,
shall he surveyed by the company.
 ► •«	
Ignore the Knocker.
One of the lessons a young husiness
man must learn early and keep learning early and lute through his life, is
to take hard knocks cheerfully, to take
even the blows uf the "knocker" among
his fellow men, without wasting time
and temper knocking hack. This is a
hard lesson to learn and not many of
us have learned it well, hut it Is n
most valuable lesson, If one is success-
fill in business he is sure to he the object of someone's envy and the target
of some one's sharp tongue. If be is
not successful he is sure tn be the target for some one's cheap contempt.
So whether you go up or down, you
can never get away from the
''knocker."
Therefore, so long us the knock) r
we have always with us, it is just, as
well to reckon In our working programme for the knocks of the knocker
just as we du  for  wear aud  tear ul
mould and rust rot und rats, guarding
against them and fretting not, at, their
unavoidable injuries, We will never
be liked liy everybody, because everybody dues not like alike. There is but
one way Io get along easily with the
people whn complain about ynu, and
that Is to live so as to please the wisest,
and best people yon know, and let the
rest lake caie of themselves.
Once you fret or strike hack, and
demoralisation begins. The mini who
"givesusgood as he gels" In the way
of retaliation loses that, buoyancy of f
temper that brings both business success and friends. Revenge and hope
cannot house together in any huuuiii
heart. The man who carries a grudge
with him carries very little sunshine,
He cannot hide a grudge under his
coat. It shows in his face aud soaks
through all the covering that can be
heaped upon il. "He who would
have friends must show himself
fiiendly," said an old Hebrew proverb
maker, Tlie man with friends is uot
only the man who gets ahead in the
world, but the man who best enjoys
the world as he goes along,—North-
west Trade.
THE ONTARIO ELECTIONS.
The old government will still do
business at the old stand.
The elections held in Ontario last
Friday resulted in a majority for tlm
Liheiul government of four. Before
the eleti'.n the Liberals hud oi and lhe
Conservatives 41. By a redistribution
measure three old seats in New Ontario were given a total of seven members, Fortunately the government
hud all three. In thc remaining portion of the province the govei nment
lost 12 and gained II,
The province of Ontario has lieen
very successful under the Lilieral administration and the people did not
cure for a change. Premier lloss is an
old and tiled politician and his familiarity with the matters of llir piovince
makes him more preferable as premier,
than Mr. Whitney,
Before Mr. Ross filled bis present
lionoahle position he was for years iu
the Cabinet and knew nil about the
provincial business, and ah hough with
proper training Mr. Whitney might
lie a good man, yet he lacks that
training and is, therefore, less competent to govern the province's
affairs.
Under Mr. Waves' able leadership the
province of Onlai io has Hunt ishrd; it
owes no national debt; has money in
hand ; is very ligluly taxed and is enjoying probably a greater degree of
freedom und prosperity than any of
the other provinces, so that with such
a satisfactory condition of affairs the
lieople would have been foolish tu
made a change,
n_ — — ————— ——— — — — — — ———— ——_
reaee Declared in South Africa |
It is now officially announced i
thut peace in South Africa luis ♦
been secured and lhat tbe settle- X
ment between Great Britain and *
the Boers was signed at Pretoria
on Sal urday, May 31st, Beyond
these ii eug r facts noiliing is
known, but it is supposed that
* no alterations have been made
* ill ibe original terms of settle-
* ment,     submitted    liy    Greal
LBritain,
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A Oreat Industry.
An industry which few people know
the magnitude of, iu British Columbia,
is the manufacture tif shingles. Ono
billion live hundred million shingles is
tlie present estimated capacity of the
mills of this province per annum, or in
other words, if occasion required it
that number of shingles could be turned out this season, provided the cedar
wus available. This Information was
received from indisputable sources as
far as thu mills comprised In the British Columbia Lumber and Shingle
Manufacturers' Association are concerned, On tlie 1st. of January thu
mill companies, who were ineiiiliers of
this association were operating "ll machines, Willi a capacity of 800,000,000
feet per milium. In time months
this nunilier was Increased to ir> machines.  To this must he added in mills
in llu* interior operating llllulltSO machines, and several mills on Vancouver Island, which would tiling the aggregate capacity up to the amount
mentioned. Since tlie new provim ul
act went into force on the lirst of the
year, prohibiting the export of cedar
logs, the Increased act I vil y in the
shingle business has been almost startling. int. ALIV/\l>t/E,
JOHN WITiliai, Proprietor
C. M. CltpL'SIS Mannfor
l'uhloitiod weekly at Midway, B. 0.
Subscription prioo, 32.00 per annum, pnyablo
In advance, ojtlior yearly or halt yosrly at tlio
option of the sn Mori tier.
Advertising rales scut on application.
MONDAY. JUNE 2, 1002,
According tothe calculations of the
Statistical Year Hook the rural population of Canada relative tn lho total
population is much larger than that of
the United States. In Canada out of
every 100 people 73 live in the country,
that term lieing held lo include nil
villages with a population nf less than
four thousand, In the United Sillies
only 112 out of every 100 live in the
country, The percentages of the
rural population in thu various provinces is us follows: Northwest Ter
I'itoriOB,92.851 Manitoba, 8! 25 ; Ilritish
Ciiliiniliiii, 60,25; Piince Edward Is
land, 8880 i New Brunswick, 81.30]
tya Scotia, 81,60 ; Quebec. 71.03 ; and
Ontario, 70.88, It, will thus Iki seen
that British Coliiniliia, one of Ihe
newest of tne provinces, has propor
ti.iiately the largest urban population.
O, Mf{IJlr IHI    MIHUOXO   "I ir,"".-"  ..'".•"
The minstrel lioy and his haip belong
to history, The soldier boy and Iiis
mouth organ belong to Canudn, No
minstrel of the olden wais ever sound-
od a truer or a sweeter note than the
tune raised by the Canadian boys who
sang "The Maple Leaf Forever" at
Hart's river.
The Statistics! Y'eai Book-one of
Ihe most useful of the annual publications of the Canadian Government--
has made its appearance some months
earlier than in previous years. Mr.
Genge Johpson, the competent compiler and editor of the volume, explains
that hu wus enabled to issue the work
inoi-e proniply in consequence of the
different Depai'tinenenl blue books being issued earlier than usual. The
Provincial Governments also assisted
liy giving in vulv.-ince nf publication
tho material ni'cess.iry for the proper
presentation of matters connected
wiih tlie provinces, The volume is a
mine of information ubout Canada,
and is a necessity to everyone interested iu public mutters. Among the useful features of the 1901 volume is nn
nlrsti act of the census rt turns so far us
thev are available.
It becins to look ut lust as though
the great Boer war is about to close ;
though, pending an official announcement to thi* effect, the British public,
having in view past disappointments,
is not likely to bank too heavily upon
uppearaticea. Bu t the general tenor of
the despatches from South Africa nnd
the elation apparent ill official circles
in London alike agree to foreshadowing un early cessation of hostilities.
If there is to be Peace it will he on
terms, we are assured, that will leave
no one in doubt us to how the wur
.terminated, To conclude a peace on
the basis of a virtual acknowledgement of defeat by Ihe Boers involves
no humiliation to the hitter; they
have done enough to safeguard their
honor and establish forever their fame
us worthy decendunts of the huighers
of Holland who shattered the power
of Spain. The people of the British
Kuipire can have confidence thut their
representatives iu Ihe negotiations,
Lord Kitchener and Milner. will be inflexible up to tlie point of demanding n
settlement I but will bring about a
permanent peace ; Ihnt once agreed
upon they will be prepared to do
everything practicably to demonstrate their regard for their valorous
foemen. Once the Boers bring themselves to the point of accepting the
irreducible minimum of the Briiish
demands there will be no question but
that they will be treated with much
generosity by their conquerors. A
peace on these grounds will he a lasting one. Notwithstanding the doleful
predictions of future trouble by pro-
Boers it is probable that, under these
conditions, the Iwo ruces will rapidly
get on good terms with one another in
South Africa, und the Litter memories
of the conflict will die out wilh a
rapidity unknown in history.
A colony nf Welsh settlers has removed from Pat igonia, South America,
to the Canadian Northwest. These
lire a very desirable class of settlers
in d the fact that they refused British
g veriiment assistance to go to Sooth
Africa, *peuks well lor Canada. The
Dominion in securing tliis colony of
Welsh sel tiers has been very forlun
ate, as they are originally from the
motherland und reverence the same
customs and flag as tlie rest of us and
wil doubtless be the means of bringing more of the inhabitants of Wuti s
to tliis country. The liurd-liips these
people have-endured in Pat igonia will
but make them aU the more satisfied
with the Canadian Northwest and
there is no better advertisement for a
country than a thoroughly satisfied
sel tier', one who is unstinted in his
praise of the country in which he is
living.
British Colunihia is certainly a great
mineral producing country. Dining
Inst year the total value of the mineral
output of the province amounted to
$20,713,501, au increase of $4. 308,750
over the previous year. This enormous increase pl.res Ihis province at the
heah ol the mineral producing territories of the Dominion. Mr. W. F, Rob.
tl'ison, provincial mineralogist, estimated thequantity and value of the
various products last year, as follows:
Golil placer, 43,201 ounces, $892,500;
Gold lode, 227.080 ounces, $4,701,200;
Silver, 4.085,718 ounces, $2,624,092;
Copper, 80, 730,708 lbs., $1,970,041:
Coal, 1,529,210 tons, $1,587,030; Coke,
131,700 tons, $073,800; other materials,
$1449,030; total $20,718,501. With reference to these figures, Mr. Robertson
suys: "It will be seen Ihut the total
gross value of Ihe output, including
coal, etc., lias this past year increased
some 25 per cent., while the product of
the lode mines has increased from $10,-
089,767 to $14,260,541, or ubout 40 per
cent. The value nf the coal and coke
industry is est hunted lit $5,201,430, ns
against $4,744,680 for 1900, an Incuease
of over 10 per cent., and this is limited
only hy the limited market and defective transportation facilities, matters
soon io he remedied,"
War is no longer picturesque, suys
the Toronto Telegruin. The omul I
organ is not a romantic instrument.
Poetry and art can do something wilh
the lyre nnd lhe harp or the guitar.
Tlie mouth organ bullies the genius of
the poel and the nrtist. Verse or pic
turn will not reflect the glories nf that
lino figure reveuled in tlie undying
light that shines round tlie name of
Hart's river, "Storied urn or animated
bust" will never bear the carved outlines of that Canadian trooper who
reached for his mouth organ and
played "The Maple Leaf Forever" when
the ben ten enemy begun to draw buck.
The unstudied simplicity nfhisremem-
lirnnee of his far off country touches
tin- Canadian heart. The trooper who
"raised the tune" on his mouth organ,
the coinrades who answered him with
Ilie song of their country in a strange
land, come strangely near to us in tho
prosinc words which tell Canada lhat
ln-r warrior children do not forget.
Canada is not able to sing of "The
.Minsir
Supreme Court Sitting.
In the Supreme Court sittiijg at
Greenwood Inst week, before Mr. Justice Wiilkem and juries, two civil
cases have been dealt with. The first
of these was nn action for slander
instituted hy Rev. .1. A, Bedard, Roman Catholic priest resident ut Greenwood, against Win, Diusmore, shoemaker, of Grand Forks, who was nl-
l.ged to have circulated u statement
t.i Ihe effect that the priest hnd lieen
improperly intimate with a married
wnninn lii ing at Grand Forks. The
plaintiff claimed $10,000 damages,
The jury return*-. u verdict awarding
plaintiff $50,00 damages,
The second c;ise was one in which R.
D, McKenzie, n miner who in Febiu-
ury of 1001 was injui-ed in the Knoh
Hill mine at Phnehlx, claimed $5,000
damages from the Knoh Hill Gold
Mining Conipany, Ltd , alleging care-
'e.-Kiiess on the part of the company or
its servants. It appears thnt McKenzie drilled into a missed hole which
exploded, causing him the loss of one
eye and other permanent disfigurement
nf his fuce, nnd disabled him from
work for about five months. The defendant cam pany denied want of
onlinary cure on the part of itself or
servients nnd pleaded negligence i n
the part of the plaintiff, in not Hrsl
ascertaining that there wus a missed
hole where he was drilling. Thc jury
found for the plaintiff, assessing the
damages ut $2,500, «
In chambers final order for foreclosure wus made in the matter of
Win. Price vs. The Quebec Copper
Company, Ltd., The Standard Copper
Company, Ltd., and th' Standard
Pyritie Smelting Company, Ltd., respectively. These several companies
mortgaged their mineral clninis nnd
other mining interests, plant, machinery, und other assets to Mr. Price, who
hnd advanced them large sums of
money. The Standard Pyritie Smelting Co's smelter was lately sold by
Mr. Price to the Montreal Boston
Copper Company. All of the three
defendant companies were organized
In 1000 mainly tlirough the effor's of
Mr. Andrew Laidlaw, whose intention
it was to establish in thc Boundary
district a big mining and smelting
business, but whose efforts unfortunately proved unsuccessful, bringing
financial loss to those who were asso
ciuted with him in tliis enterprise.
KA1LVVAI     l^wu
It is only a question ofa short time
until that portion of the Coast-Kootenay Railway from Curlew to Midway
will be constructed.   This line would
be now being built, but for the scarcity
of laborers.  When this road is built,
most of the spur lines to the different
mining camps will start from here,
making this the railway centre of this
district.   With the advent of more railways into Midway the prices of real
estate will advance, and the choice lots
purchased and taken off the market.
Show your good judgment by buying
now.   Midway property will make you
rich.   It is not a speculation, itis  an
investment.
For prices and terms apply to
THE MIDWAY COMPANY, Ltd.
mm&
%
Carrying His majesty's Hails
Will leave MIDWAY on Tuesdays, Thurs*
days and Saturdays, at 8.30 a. ni., arriving at
CAMP McKINNEY at s p. in.
Returning will leave CAMP McKINNEY on
Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a. m.
reaching MIDWAY at 1.30 p, m„and making connection with the train going east at 2 o'clock.
Tha b««t of accommodation for
tha convonlonoa of tha
travelling publlo.
R. MEYERH0FF, PROPRIETOR.
>*>:t!!*!i»tt*h
CROWELL'S
HOTEL...
THE BEST HOTEL IN
MIDWAY
0000000 ]
Headquarters fbr Railroad,
; Mining and Commereial Mei
First Class Livery Stable in Connection with Hotel,
S. A. CROWELL, Prop.
Dr. R. Mathison,
NADEN.-FLOOD  BLOCK
DENTIST.
OREENWOOD.
MINERAL ACT.
Certificate  of  Improvements.
Notloo.
Acmes Minkkai. Claim.
Situate tn the Osoyoos Mining Division of
Yale District.   Where  Loeated : -Kruger Mountain.
TAKK NOTICK that I. Charles do Mlols
Green, free miner's eortillcate'No, 1*51720,
Intend nixiy days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Rooorder for a Certificate
uf Improvements, for the purpose of otilntnin(-
a Crown Grant of thc ahove claims.
Anil furlher take notice that action, under
nection 87, must tx; commenced before 'he influence nf such certiflciite of improvements.
Dated this l«th day cf April, 1MB.
Ic C. iikII. GKEKV.
MINERAL ACT.
Certificate of  Improvements.
MINERAL ACT, 1896.
Certificate   of Improvement*.
Toronto, No. t, Galkna axd Bonkb Kiiac-
TIOX.IL MlVKHAL Cl.AIMH.
Situate In tb* Osoyoos Mining Division of
Yale District. Where loeated : Camp
Hedley.
TAKK NOTICK that I. Charles do lllols
Green, as agent for Peter Scott; free miner'! corclflcale No. tilul.TI, intend, sixty ilnys
from the date hereof, to apply to the MiniiiK
Heoorder for a Certlflcate of Improvements,
tor the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant
of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be communccd before the
lamiancc of such Certlftoateof Improvements.
Dated thia ItHli day of March. 1902.
•lie. C. DKH. OKKKN.
MINERAL ACT.
Certificate   of  Improvement*.
BULL
CREEK
HOTEL
Travellers up the West Fork
of Kettle River will find this
popular hotel the mosl convert
ient stopping place. Dining-
room well supplied antl managed,
Best liquors and cigars at the
bar.    Stable in connection.
F. H. CAREY
Proprietor.
"Amlter" Plug .SniokiiiK Tobacco ia
winning on i's mMls.
"Have ymi tried it?"
Suvi! the tiiHs, they are valuable,
Anaconda Minkiiai, Claim.
Situate ln the Kettle lllver Dining Division
ot Yale District.  Where loeated : At the
mouth of Baker Creek.
TAKK NOTICK that I, fta-boe M. Korby,
free miner's ccri iflcalc No. iiMSW, for myself and an agent for Charlm Hamilton, froo
miner's certificate No. nmttl. and Wm. Ileilly,
free miners' certlflcate No, HlUM. and Ainsley
Megraw, free miner's certitlcato No. li'miHU,
lutend.tHi'days from the date horeof, lo apply to
the Mining Recorder fur a Certlflcate of 'Improvement, fnr tho purpose of obtiiiilUK a'
Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must bo commenced before the issu-
mice of such Cortlllcale of Improvementa.
Dated this Oth day of December, 1001.
20o K0HHK8 M. KKIWY.
Ahizona Minkhal Claim.
Situate In the Kettle River Mlnlni Division of
Yale Dlstriet.  Where loeated: Graham's
Camp.
TAKK NOTICK tbat I. Forbea M. Korby, aa
agent for T. \V. Stack, froe minor's certificate No. nl'.'ISl. and Chris McDonell, free
miner's certlflcate No. iiiamo, Intend, sixty
daya from the date hereof, lo apply to the Mining Itecordor for a Certificate of Improvementa, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of the abovo claim.
And further take notice that action under
section 37 must bo commenced boforo the Issuance of such Certificate of Improvementa,
Dated this tlxxtl day of February, 1901.
Joe PORHK8 M. KKItllY.
NOTICE OF FOBFEITURE.
MINERAL ACT, 1896,
Certificate  of   Improvements.
NOTIOB,
AllKKtlKKN   MlXKKAL CLAIM.
ToJ.C.nollly.W.R Ileilly and ]. M. Judd,
of Loomis, Washington :
TAKK notico that I have done on the Itock
Crock Mineral .'lalin, situate on ■tuck
Creek, In lho Osoyoos Division of Yalo District, the work rouuired by Section 21 of tho
Mineral Aot for ihe yoar which expired on
August Ki, 101)1, and havo duly recorded tlie
certificate of work for this aud the two years
pro-jeding.
And furthor take notice that if at tho nxplru-
tion of HO days from tho dato of the lirst publl
cation of this notice In TnM Midway Advanck
yon, co-owners, fall to contribute your proportion of tho expenditure rouuired liy said §00-
llon'il in respect nf such work, namely ttii.1!,,
together with all tho costs of advertising, your
Interest In nald mineral claim shall Smotno
The Riverside Hotel
Is situated at Rock Creek, B. C, on the main
route of travel lietween Penticton and all Boundary Creek pints.
STOPPING    PLACE   FOR   STAGES,
Qood Hunting. Good  Fishing.
Best of Accommodation.
S. T. LARSEN, Proprietor.
Spokane Falls &Northern
Railway Co.
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard
Railway Co.
Situate In the Kettle River Mining Dlvlilon of: vested In mc upon tiling with the mining re-
Yale District. Where located s Copper [ "mllS^^SL"!!1!!"^:.1^.™},11".BPHP? a"!'
Camp.
NOTICE OF FOHFEITUBE.
To ,T. K. Williams, Daniel Lynoh and others
interested In the Maniunl.li nml Hilltop
Mineral Claims, slliijile In llnfimerang
< 'nmp. in Ilie Kettle Itl vet Mining Division
of Yale Dlstriet.
TA l< I'', noliee that 1 have exiionded on each
of the nbove iiieiiliniieil mineral claims, in
labor uud [inpfnvomonfB, thosuuiof Slnti. ami
Ilie sum of Hi fur recording llm cortlfloali*
thereof, snoh oxpondlturo IicIiik roqulrod Ui
hold Hie said claim, undor the provisions of the
Mineral ,\et, (nr llm j r ending July :i, IIKII.
And if within ninety dnys from the date of
this ttollflo you full in- refuse lo contribute
your proportion of sm-ii oxpgiirtlujro, togouior
wlih .ill ite- cosl* of .ulverli.ilng, vour Inleresls
, in sniil mineral claims shun be liable io for.
Duy lu InO Will's lias (jimp."] lolttiro ua provided by the Mineral Act Amond-
,,., i    ■  i , , ■ ' uienl, Ael. iimi.
Jlii'i'H nit' no knights or m-iii-vs ori wilijam kklly
tii'ls "111 thu Tanks of the brave" |   Dated this 10th day ot March, IBM,   aire
Copper
TAKK NOTICE that, wc, John D. Norrlah,
freeniiners' eertltleate No. 1147:133, A. K.
Cross, free minor's certificate No. nluWi, and
Louis llryant, free nilner'H eertltleate No.
nliKrJJi, inteiul,sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Itecordor for a eortillcate
of Improvomonts, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown  Urant of tlie above claim.
And furthor lake notice that aotion, under
section 37, must bo commenced beforo the
issuiince of such oertilleato of improvement*.
Dated Ihis IMIti day nf April, IUU. le
A. WENRICK
TOWN SCAVENGER
of ali kinds done at
Boasonable Bates.
affidavit required by the Mineral Aet Amendment Act, IIMI.
A. MKOIlAW,
Dated thia Oth dny of March, 1002,      litre
MIDWAY
tut
B.C.
C. F. COSTERTON
VKHNON 11.0
J-
NOTARY PUBLIC.
fc.K--m.j-_.-_  jr*ox*«w
Th_ Royal Insuhanck Coy,
Thk London and Lancashire f*-**-
Inhubancik Coy.
The  Inhuhanck Coy,
America,
Thk London and Canadian Pike
Inhiiiianck Coy.
Tiik Nun Likk Ahhuranck Coy ok
Canada.
Tiik, Dominion Building and Loan
Association,
AlTKAIHKIt   KOR  TIIE CANADA Per-
manentLoan and 8avinos (Joy
of  North
ID
Railway Co.
The only nil mil route between
ull points Must, West nnd Mouth
to Itosslnnd, Nelson und all
lnterinedinte points ; connecting nt Spokane with the Orent
Northern, Northern Pnclflc und
O. It. & N. Co.
Connect* at Rossland with the Canadian
Paclflo Railway for Boundary Creek pointe.
Conneots at Meyer's Falls with stage daily
for Republic
Buffet Service on Passenger Trains between Spokane and Northport.
EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 10. 1001 :
I'AV THAIN,
la-uvo. Arrive
• ••■    OMxin. 7,l«p.m.
••••   U.J4 a.m. l.;to pm,
•••■    Ml a.m. «.4sp,m,
JAox_ojr,
General PaMeiigor Agent.
SPOKANK..,
KOHHLAND..
NKLHON	
RATES EAST
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
RAILWAY.
May a6, 30, June 39,
July a, 3. 4-
From Rossland, Trail. Neb*
and intermediate points 10
<u ..ft*
Minneapolis,
ChleBjfO,
Detroit,
Toronto,
Montreal,
77.00
«»>.:io
loo.)-0
,11
Corresponding reduction" fr "^
KootMisT point*.     Vm\   ^de„,
routes, inesln nnd berth InclHdW
Canadian Pacific Lake .tewm"*
Thrmmh bonking to E«^
via all Atlantic lines, i ™
paid ticket* from »»l'"intN"
lowest vales.
Kor time tables, raws *$J$lJ$,°'Altd<
cation or address A. »'. 1MI^^,'
Midway, or
J. 9. CAHTKR,
l>. F. A.,
Kelson, B.
A.<i.P'*"f
V*_cv«"''' ...iile, of Spokane, Is spending
^•n with her aunt, Mrs. 8.
Ml.
Lt hU moved  Into his new
at  the  east   end  of  the
kith  he recently purchased
powers,
sdy, espress messenger   on
\V. railway has moved his
Midway and taken up   his
, In one of ,0, Delta's houses.
Linson Bros, who lately came
Ly  from   Minneaotta, have
ranch on Toroda creek and
[busily engaged In erecting it
I progress Is   being made in
(mt the timbers to he used at
mines  at   Phoenis  and
has given  work  to  a
local men.
Phillips and  B.  Lngsden,
lull enthusiasts nf Nelson,
| have   accepted  positions in
the former with Powers k
and the latter with  8,  A,
Supreme Court action of tho
Lunula Lumber Company vs.
kish Union and other fire in-
| companies, was settled out of
; Hossland last Monday. The
. companies return the pi em-
I the policies of $22,000 on the
r Company's mill, destroyed by
I summer.   Joseph Martin and
sai'donald, K. C. were counsel
defendants, and K. P. Davis reed the plantilts.
liby
tract
Duo
1,10 p. m.
Wed., Krl.,
_ Hunilays
2.30 p. i
All Coast points
Pis, Crow's Nost 11, n,
Lantern Canada
Hlinkiino
lt'irlnlilllll
NiiIkiiii
Kalrvluw
Pottiioton
voriion, etc.
Cascade
Grand Forks
PlllllJllix
Kholt
Groon wood
All pis. Bast k South
Camp MoKlnnoy
Itock Crook
All West Fork points
CIuhc
1.30 p. m.
Tuns., Thurs.
- Saturdays
UM u. in.
Miilln for points further west of Midway than
Camp McKinney ku via. Kovclnt/ikii.
Muney orders from H a. in. to 7 p. in. With the
exception of om; half hour before departure
and afler arrival uf mails.
Kl).
A. HAIN.
PoHttiiunlcr.
, O'liara, engineer connected
. Topographical Surveys lirancli
[lepartuient of the Interior, is
| HiiKsland and will come through
vay someday early this week,
he will recruit a survey party to
te the work of establishing the
linnal boundary line, com-'
last May. Although kiiih)
< was made with the work last
ch yet remains lo he done jn
i and when this is completed
lara will lie kept busy for a
developing his field notes
luring the active season, Ijist.
J was spent by Mr. O'liara, at
|atli|iiarters of hia department,
11 he Held notes of last suiit-
snrk into shape. This seasons
will he coniiiii'tn nl al a
simewhere in tbe Siiiiilkaineen
, instead of at Sheep creek,
pork was loft off lasf. autumn.
Jllara's outfit is now at the C. I',
here and as soon as he arrives
! necessary minilier of men an*
pd to go on with the work, the
I Will proceed to the Siiiiilkamcen
to i iinunence the season'a nper-
Tbe government has added to
krlya naturalist,  Mr.   MvUuen.
• geologist, Mr. Daly, who will de*
|lieir entireatlelitton to securing
•lative to their respective pro-
It is not  yet known when
t'niii'tl States geological survey,
i worked on the line  last,   year,
Imniuence the season's operal ions,
is thought not. for some time yet.
egovernment of laith countries
had trouble in the past in con*
nn with the issuance of titles lo
adjacent to the International
dary line, the difficulty encount*
IMng that of determining exactly
'roper location of the line of de-
alion la'tween the two countries.
tn the location of Ihe forty-ninth
lei of latitude, which separates
wo countries, was determined
I many years ago it was done by
psnf astronomical surveys, but hy
i ul the variation of the plumb
!<lue to differences in  the density
te earth, this astronomical latitude
it the actual geographical latitude,
ce has arisen the necessity of de*
lining the latter, which work was
itu'iiml last summer and is to ho
tned under Mr. O'Hara's direction,
ililference   hetween   the   astro-
hical and geographical latitudes is
of course,   a known  quantity,
(erwise thc work of determining the
er line wonld be a simple proposl-
The difference iif uot great, ft
liter of a few hundred feet ono way
lbe olher, and the land in issue is of
PPoeial value to either government,
ttidilarlv at the averages are likely
fobicld-. closely when the work is
fpleted, but the demand locally for
Tftiniic demarcation became so great
ft tbe government considers it ad-
*ble to carry the woik ahead wilh
'•ition, this senl intent leading to
8 resumption of the work thus early
be season.   It is difficult at present
I determine the exact time that will
required lo complete the work, as
rl(l of the line yet to be run over are
ry rough and progress over these
■"■''"us will necessarily he slow,
Fire at the Winnipeg Mine.
The mine buildings at the Wlnnipsg
mine were destroyed by lire last Fii-
day morning,
The lire swept through the shaft
house, boiler bouse and compressor
room, wiping the structures out and
hopelessly damaging tbe machinery in
the various erections. The loss is
roughly placed at $6,000, with insUr*
ance of $6,600 on buildings and plant.
No one was Injured.
It was impossible to save the buildings, hul a successful effort was made
to get ihe underground plant, out he.
fore the water drove the men out of
the workings. A jury-hoist was rigged
as soon as possible, and with this
apparatus the underground piiitins,
machines and other appliances were
taken out, the work lu'ing completed
just hefore the waler drowned out the
workings. This reduces the company's
loss substantially.
The huildings al the mine nnl damaged liy the lire were the new bunk
bouse, general office, assay office,
warehouse antl boarding house.
No time will be lost in resuming
operations at Ihe Winnipeg and in replacing the destroyed plant. It is
probable that when Ibis is undertaken
the slinft hnlise will be located on a
new site, it lieing deemed advisable to
uke advantage of the occasion to erect
the new buildings at the point where
the inclined shaft to he upraised from
the 10d foot stal ion Will emerge. From
the surface lo the 100foot level the
shaft is perpendicular, after which an
incline is run to the lower workings.
The company have had under advisement for some lime the desirability of
making the shaft inclined throughout,
and this will be put into effect shortly.
Richard Plewman managing director
was telegraphed fot and arrived at the
mine on Saturday.
Coining al this juncture, when the
Winnipeg was shipping extensively,
the lire is a serious annoyance, but
fortunately the inconvenience is not
fatal.
I he tonnage of nre shipped by tlie mines of the Boundary
District during 1901, nnd fur first three months of 1902, is
as under:
Old Ironsides
Mother Lode
H.C	
ind Knob
1901
Hill group 231,762
  99.548
  47.517
Sunset       80O
Winnipeg	
King Solonfon	
Snowshoe	
No. 7	
Jewel	
Golden Crown	
Sundry small shipments ' '2,500
1902
68,366
1,040
850
1.731
665
325
150
385
Totals 386,738
Shipments during  1900  totalled   97,837
tons
757
250
1,115
420
100
104,632
; during
the year 1901, to December 31st, 386,738 tons, and during
three months of 1902, 104,632 tons, making an aggregate of
589,207 tons.
T. M. Qulley&Co.
************
Furniture,
Carpets,
Linoleums.
"Amber" Plug .Smoking Tobacco is
winning on ita merits.
"Have you tried it?"
Save the tigs, they are.valuable.
STOCK FOR SALE.
Durham Bulls, Fresh Calved
Cows, Cows in Calf, Steers
and Heifers, Boar Pigs, Sows
and Young Figs, Sheep and
Poultry,    Saddle    and   Pack
onies.
Apply to
A. COULSON,
\i/%   miles from   Midway,
Advance office.
J-
or
rSEED   "A
POTATOES *
Extra Early Bovee, Rose of
the North, American Wonder,
Early Rose and Pride of Midway.
For first class seed of the
above choice varieties of Potatoes apply to
VV. H. NORRIS,
Midway,
JZ9999 5P>» 9 -S^^**-^ £•?» ^»»»A
I The Central Hotel
I llth St., Midway, B. C.
uy This is a new three-storey he tel, comfortably
'ft   furnished throughout,
<l\
,9.x ._MA__i_h__b__b__b___imi___l_tt_t_tl____m
(j\ The nearest house to the Railway Station,   The
%   most convenient hotel for railway travellers.
%
ttik mwwwww9wm^^amfwi4*r
(ft The best of accommodation in every respect.
ilk W)MPi%rfi)iJ3fi|I%%#f#t-*'
|      S. DAHL, Proprietor.
^9999 9m 999 €*€$$€€« 9999^
CITY BAKERY
PETERSEN & CO.,   -   Proprietors.
.   .   MIDWAY,'B. C.
GOOD ASSORTMENT OF
Fresh Bread, Cakes and Confeetionepy
Fruits, eie., always in Steek.
Try our Lunch Parlors for a good meal.
GIVE US A CALL
Meals at all Hours.
TUSH
MIDWAY   SAWMILL
Lequime & Powers, Proprietors.
Manufacturers of all kinds of
BOUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER
UTH aod SHINGLES, SASHES and DOORS
Band Sawing and job work done to order
Telephone No. r i.   Telephone orders receive prompt
YoBngGIPatcta
attention.
WEBB,
I^fr Simmons, Dentist, will lie In
|l(lw'*5' tm the llth and 12 of each
H»nth until turlhur not leet office In
["•"lore liullding.
A" kinds of IM-ini* tackle at the
Mv>ny 1-harmacy.
0oinB"l> in smoke; some choice el-
Soi-b ai Thoinaa*
'Anil,,.,." Plug 8(nokin   I'-toco la
"'""'"KoniUmwIts.
"Il|lv"yim tiled it r
e "*'*«», tlit'jr um valuable.
■ill stand for
will
JUN'IOl!
This celebrated horse w
ihe season al.
SIDLEY, B.C.
Terms for the Beason $10, or
insure for $1(1 if paid for In advance,
money to he returned If mare is not in
foal,   Piuturnge $S ft month,
Young 0. M, Patchen, Jr., is a hrlnlit
llli hlack points, stands li) hands
liitflt and weighs 12WI Ihs,
"  "•-  linnm  am   lie
«i,,hyt.|.|.i^:; 'JVby,
(SIB,,ed) ' Sidley, 13. Oi
.If
Practical Wagon and Carriage Builder,
MIDWAY, -        "        B- °
FUNERAL DIRECTORS and EMBALMERS.
Large Stock.   Low Prices.
T.   THL.   GT7I__C__E_*Sr Ss   CO.,
COPPER STREET. GREENWOOD.
Lancashire House,
: : MIDWAY, B.C. : :
-—®	
The undersigned having re-opened this well-
known   and   comfortable    hotel   invites   the
patronage of all old customers and the public
generally.
BEST BRANDS OF  LIQUORS & CIGARS.
Furnncc-hented ami comfortably
furnished   rooms.
FIRST CLASS MEALS   WELL  SERVED.
Mrs. Dowding, Proprietress.
*(» i'l* "I* «i». ..I« nl» ii» wit »l» 'rl- tim.Oi 1. •:, .-p. iro All fltx- -Ix bib UW rin "S rl- %lt
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tit
THE MIDWAY HARNESS
and SHOE SHOP.
Those in need of first-class HARNESS, SADDLES, WHIPS, etc.,
can procure them here.
Special attention given to Ordered
Work and Repairing.
ABEL HALBERG, Prop.
Fikth Street, Midway.
Imm mm. ««u$iisss«;s si^m^i
__&&&&&&£_&&& &2_& &&& & «&& ^Ji*> *.
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t THE MIDWUY LIVERY 1
FEED X SALE STABLE |
Seventh Street, Midway, ty
■ro Opposite Crowell's Hotel %
j       JOHN J. FLOOD, PROPRIETOR. J
ia '        ' fi
fa      This stable is equipped with a lirst class outfit of u
| Single and Double Drivers 1
Saddle and Paek Horses \
\ Hay and oats for sale.    Bus meets all trains, i.
fa   Freight and express delivered to any part of the town. »'
rc.£:_&£i A&Si &&& £&£i &.&£i£itZimZi&&t&£iiJt.
rrrnT^^nrrr^tTTTrTrnrTjnnr
THE
,5&  /a
s ® > MIDWAY NEWS ' "
Books    \        DEPOT        ^   Car'fe
Magazines
THOMAS WALKER, Proprietor.
Canw
Repairing
i of all kinds promptly and neatly executed.
Carriage Painting a specialty.
Stationery
All the best brands of s      ,,   ■
Cigars and Tobaccos kept r      «n>;l!*-
constantly on hand.
Latest shades and pat> ^     BiSC'J.itS
terns of Wafl Paper now in
stock
® @ }   ' r~ .    > @ ®
Seventh  Street, Midway. t^rtKi^tiXixl.Pffi\SSf-fii^flix_iJtfiX_^fff'll_f tSXlXTfitCiJff 'fiil 'f 'AU *f Xei> *l* VU 'l' w '•' *"'•■**'■
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MIDWAY, :=: B.C.
Beautifully situated at the confluence of Boundary Creek and Kettle River.
w
'' ILL BE T,le most important railway town in the Kettle River Mining Division.
• The Wholesale Supply and  Manufacturing centre of the  Kettle River and Boundary
Creek Districts.
The distributing  point for   Upper  Kettle River,  VVest   Fork  and Camp McKinney
mining camps.
The nearest Railway town to Republic, Meyers  Creek,  Palmer Mountain and  other
Northern Washington mining camps.
The leading residence town   in   the country, with an excellent   climate,  pure water
supply and favorable sanitary conditions.
Business, residence and garden lots at low prices and on easy terms.
Send for Maps, Prices, and full particulars to
A. M. WOVENDEN, Sec,
80 St John Street,
Montreal, P. Q.
'7ik*-
The MIDWAY COMPANY, Ltd.
V. M. ruousE,
Agent fur British Colurubia,
Midwuy, 11. C,
I
w
w
ss
Is Very Hopeful.
During «n interview in Spokane lait
week, 3, P. Graves, geneMl manager
(if the Granliy properties, is reported
to have said: "I lielieve that before a
great while we shall he ahle to mine
and to smelt the Granhy ores for $1 a
ton. I do not mean tbat this item will
hi"lude the cost of refilling or of
marketing the product, and I do not
care to say what the expense of those
items is. The $.1 figure, however, will
inilude mining and smelting,
"We are steadily alfect ing economies
in the cost of treating our ores. Coke
is now costing us $0 a ton, delivered.
I understand that the Northport
smelter is obliged to pay $10 a ton for
its coke, as it is unable to secure supplies from the Crow's Nest pass fields.
The differance of $4 a ton w hich we
have secured is a very material advantage.
"I am not uneasy over the outlook
for copper. The surplus stock bas
heen almost completely consumed, and
the users of the brown met al have heen
living on almost a hand to hand basis.
The present low price of copper, ranging lietween 12 and 12 1-2 cents per
pound, is conceded to he manipulative,
and under normal conditions it will
soon right itself. I think that lhe
price will he steady Komewhere be-
t ween II and 10 cents, und I look for u
recovery of values in July, Whether
or not the waning copper interests
get together, t he price of copper is
sure to advance in response to the enormous demand for it, and we are already witnessing signs of that advance.
"Every business building, every
manufactory, every ship, piratically
every dwelling uses copper in greater
or less quantities for electric wiring.
The use of copper in the electrical arts
is extending to Europe, which, aside
from Germany, made little progress
Until lately in electricity.
"The consumption in the past vear
has been something like 10 per cent
more t ban the product ion. That enormous drain on the surplus stocks has
wiped them away and higher prices
tor copper are almost  Inevitable."
Have Arrived at an Agreement.
Aftee a stormy week in the provincial house, an agreement was arrived
at on Friday, when the governnient
accepted the proposition of the opposition that tbey 111 st .submit the railway bills, hikI if successful in passing
them the opposition wonld consent
not to obstruct the estimates. The
opposition preferred an appeal to the
country on the hill, hut offered the
above as an alternative. The railway
hills accordingly were taken up and
business will likely be wound up
eek.
Life Insurance Business.
One of the best indications nf the
financial well lieing or otherwise of the
people is the volume of business done
hy the life insurance companies. Life
insurance, in a measure, has cotpe to
be regarded as a method of saving
surplus cash and as a profitable source
of investment, When the people, as a
whole, are experiencing hard times,
when they are obliged to live up to
the limit of their incomes in order to
live, there will not be very much business for tho life insurance companies,
and vice versa, when times are good'
when the reward of labor aud services
is high, nnd when lahor is well employed there is noted a corresponding
increase in the business of the life
insurance companies.
According to the statistics gathered
by Ihe Insurance Press there was a
total of $217,102,5110 paid out in the
name of life insurance in the United
States and Canada during the year
1001, In these figures little account is
taken of payments by accident and
liability insurance companies in the
settlement of claims caused by accidental deaths, nor is any account taken of
payments by obscure assessment and
fraternal oiders, of which there are
hundreds in the laud whose business is
confined to their own localities. The
success and solvency of the standard
and mathematically conducted life
insurance companies have always afforded encouragement and oppoi tunity
to short lived insurance schemes of
various kinds. Concerns of this sort
usually meet tbeir earlier obligations
as they come due and, to the extent
that Ihey actually distribute money,
should also receive credit for passing
helpfulness. Taking all Ihese things
into consideration, it. is probable that
tho total payments made In 1001 by lhe
real life companies and their Imitators
did not fall short, of $800,000,000 in the
United States and Canada. While the
[•Insurance Press does not give comparisons with other years, it is known that
these llgures are in excess of previous
years, and especially that the amount
of insuiance written in 1001 was considerably in excess of all other years.
To Assist Settlers.
An Ottawa despatch nays that an
oi'der-incoiincil has been passed providing that timber on a homestead iu
the railway belt in the province of
British Columbia becomes the properly of the homesteader after he obtains
a patent for his homestead, unless such
limber was previously granted, under
a license or permit, but lie may cut
and sell timber free of dues in Ibe
actual clearing of bis hiiiiiesleail, or be
may obtain a permit In cut timber tor
sale outside of the tract he is clearing
upon payment of ordinary dues wliieh
will he refunded lo bim upon i»Hiie [tti
his patent.
THE MIDWAY PHARMACY
Give us a trial when yon need anything in
Toilet Goods
BRUSHES, COMBS, SPONGES, PERFUMES
AND TOILET PREPARATIONS.
MAIL ORDERS SOLICITED.
A. F. THOMAS, Druggist, Midway
| H. PARKINSON,
Provincial Lund Surveyor.
SUjt   Architect and
__.  Civil Engineer...
Financial,
l^eal Estate,
Insurance and
Mining Ayci|l,
NOTARY    IMHJ.K'.«»•*
_ alrviuw Townnlto Aift'iit.
... J.DDKEM, ..
II. H. PARKINSON,
rAIHVIKW, II, c.
ftovroapondenoe 8oli<-i bat.
Ml Ai .l,'Z_\
*w$m
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MINKRAL ACT.
Certlflcate   or   Improvement!.
iroTiou
Vi-mim* Minkiiai. flats.
Sltuat* In the Keiile lllver Mlnln' lv"':! I
or Yule Dlatrlct.   Where located: M \
4 miles northeast of Camp KrKinner
TAKK NOTICK Unit t. KorbruM K'rtTjj I
nKfiii l,.r II. II.lolm. Irci miner i««P|
Mi4 Nu, nOOTJB,ana limn Cfttlic-irl. -:rfyZ,
ert oortlfloate No, BBUOi, Intend. ililjW
from llu- (lute hereof, In bi>i>Ij to 11" """J
Iti'iinlerfnri* Cerliflratr nt Inri'mo»■»'■■
tho pnriMwo of ubrHlnlng »irown bra»l ■■
•Imvir olalm, „„,
Anil further take noli™ that »'»"»• ™J
aw'tlnn 37. mum he niininewiil '"'''■" '"
lunanotof «ueh Cortlllcale di iini'i""1"'"
Ilalwl thin IBtti day Jif Kehruari. IW    ,
tie KOHHKS M. KEBBIi
THE  ADVANCK
-MIDWAY
Riverside  Addition.
Just a Word!;
To those contemplating an investment in Midway real estate, the information is
offered that on the Riverside Addition may be
found 300 very choice residence sites.
LOTS 501125 FEET, PHIS
For terms and all other information apply to
W.H. NORRIS,        or        A. MEGRAW,
Midway'RC Camp McKinney, B. C
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