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The Midway Dispatch C. M. Crouse 1902-08-04

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$2.00 per Year.
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All summer goods and broken lines of shoes Snd
notions to hs cleared out at extremely low prices for
rash. This is 119 bait co catch you, but a genuine Hummer Clearing Sale.
FLANELRTTE. good quality 21. Inches wide, colors
pink aud white, and hlack and while stripes, per yd. gc.
FLANELEITE, a few pieced good quality in stripes
and cheeks, 88 Inches wide regular 10 cent and 12J*cent
to clear at S cents per yard. I
DRESS GINGHAM8, silk mixture beautiful goods in
blue, green, and pink shades, regular 30c goods for soc.
LADIES WAISTS the |2.60 kind fnr $1.85.
*• ••        "  $1.75    "     "  $1.15.
PRIMT8, all light colored, prints fast colors, 32 inches
wide regular 15-eent goods to dear at 10 ets. per yd.
LADIES  TAN  HOSE sizes 0-9}  regular   25 cent
to clear them ont is cents per pair.
NOTIONS, pins 2 papers for 5 cents, kid hair curlers
I peats per dosen, ladies SOcent belts for 25 cents,
Hue of These Goods Exchanged or Charged
»T.   MoNIOOL.
THOMAS WALKER, Proprietor.
AN tke beet -rmtiit ot
tttmmro and Tokaooot kept
MMtMtly or hand.
Lataot ekadM mmi pat*<
tarn* af WaN Paper new la
Seventh Street, Midway.
t|( The Druggist's, Space      \
And I want to tell you, that along with drugs and druggyi
things, I have a good stock of stationery, such as writing tablets,
envelopes, papeteries   inks, mucilages, pen, pencils, etc.. etc.
Fishing Tackle - Best Quality
•:■   PRICES   IJIGHT   -:.
A. F. Thomas,   Druggist,    Midway.
Lately Sent 2,000 Tone of Ore to
The Smelter.
property!s"now idle
It is Not Definitely Known When
Work will be Resumed .-May
install   SUmp Mill  and
Other ! Reduction
Prices to Suit the Times.
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Speeial Cut Prices in Summer Ms
Dfy Goods, Clothing, Boots & Shoes,
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i Shelf Hardware, Lamps and
I        Glassware, etc., etc.
Quick Sales and
Small Profits.
ftah stoek of staple nnd fancy groceries arriving daily.
Information has been received here
that the Jewel mine, situate in Long
Lake camp, and which has heen for
some months shipping gold quartz ore
lo the Granhy smelter, was shut down
hut. Wednesday, the contract to supply
2,000 tons of ore to that smelter having just been oompleted. Nothing
deflnile is known here as to when
work will he resumed, bul It is considered very propable that it will not
he until afler the management in London, Kngland, shall have eil her determined Ui put in a suitable mill and reduction plant at the mine or made
snot her contract to send the ore to the
smelter. The question as to whether
a stamp mill and modern reduction
appliances shall he installed at or near
the mine luis had very caretul consideration during the past year or two, but,
although a mill site was secured and
• he grade for a tram line to it made
some time ago, further experimenting
with the ore appeared to he prudent
hefore the directors committed themselves to any considerable expenditure
on a mill and reduction plant. There
can lie little doubt now, thuugh, aa to
whether or nol the ore carries sufficient
values to return a prolit above cost of
mining, transportation and treatment,
for the 2,000 tons sent to the Granhy
smelter will have amply demonstrated
what it will run ii bulk. No official
-announcement ha* iieeli made locally
as to the average value received, hut it
is generally understood to have heen
fully up to expectations, consequently
there is a feeling of confidence prevailing in the district thai the management will now feel fully justified in
equipping the mine with its own reduction works and proceed to make it
a continuous producer.
The Jewel and adjoining Denero
Grande were bonded in 1886 hy Leslie
UIII. O. E„ for the Prospecting Syndi
cat* of British Columbia. A small
steam hoisting engine, the flrst brought
into the Bouudary district, was taken
in to the Jewel over the snow in Jan
uary of 1807. and the development
work done that year proved the occurrence in the mine of such a promising
gold-quartz vein that the Jewel Development Syndicate was formed.
This syndicate spent ahout 920,000 in
further development and it acquired
additional claims. Later the Jewel
Gold Mines, Ltd., was organised in
London, with a capital of _S0,000 In
shares of ill each.] Of these shares
00,000 were Issued as fully -wid up, in
payment for the -lining properties acquired, 20,000 were subscribed for at
par, and the remaining 10,000 remained
in tbe treasury for the benelit of the
company. The Jewel group now consists of the Jewel, Denoro Grande,
Gold Drop and Massachusetts mineral
claims anil the Imperial anil Exposition
fractional claims. The power plant
on the propeity includes two steam
hollers, air compressor, two hoisting
engines, pumps, machine drills, etc,
The company bas its own sawmill,
which, with thesttilip mill is located
at lhe edge of Long hike and is about
2,000 feet distant fit tn the mine shaft.
Altogether hetwien 4,000 and5,000
lineal feet of work Save heen done in
underground development nf the Jewel
and Denero Grande, aliout two-thirds
in crossculting and drifting and the
remainder in sinking and raising.
Three levels have been run, each north
and soul h, at. 12(1, 250 and 330 feet
depth, respectively. These have
opened up a shoot of ore, proved to be
about 250 feet in length and made
available according to one mining engineer's estimate, about 20,000 tons of
ore ahove the BSOfoOt level. The average value of the ore shipped prior to
the making of the contract with the
Granby smeller was found to be rather
le*rs than $12 per tun, thia having been
the result shown by the treatment of
ahont 100 tons at the Silica Works,
Rnssiand. As already mentioned, no
llgures have been given out. lo indicate
whill the larger I onnilgc since treated
The Jewel has a wagon road connection with the railway at Eholt, only
four miles distant from the mine, besides similar means of communication
with oi her towns. It Is the only quartz
mine located in the Boundary district
north of the Columbia k Western railway that haa either lieen developed or
made to produce ore loany appreciable
extent, and its early resumption nf ore
production Is earnestly hoped for in
the Boundary.
Ellas Rogers on the Fernie Trouble.
Touokto, July 30.- Elms Rogers,
managing director of the Crow's Nest
Pass Coal Company, made an interesting statement yesterday concerning
the present situation at Fernie. Mr.
Rogers had liefore him a number ot
articles which had appeared in papers
in the west, some of tbem criticizing
tbe company in connection with (he
recent strike, and suggesting tbat the
government should have mines opened
in connection with the coal company.
Mr. Rogers expressed the opinion lhat,
the opening of other mines would have
no effect in increasing nr minimizing
sti ikes and instanced the present great
trouble in the anthracite coal regions
of Pennsylvania, where strikes against
a large number of companies at several
hundred different mines had lieen in
progress for nearly three months.
There could he no assurance, he added,
that an increased numher of companies
operating in the Crow's Nest would
prevent a similar condition of affairs.
The Crow's Nest Company, he said,
is doing everything that could possibly
he done to provide against any possible
interruption of the supply of the coal
requirements of British Columbia
within reach of its mines, from any
cause whatever.
Mr. Rogers explained that the
Crow's Nest Company had mines at
Michel, 24 miles this side of Fernie,
where tbey bad been pushing development work for more than a year past.
These mines were- now in operation
ai'd producing about GOO tons per day
and tbe output was rapidly increasing.
The company also had opened mines
at Morrissey 10 miles west of Fernie,
snd cosl shipments were now being
made from that point at the rate of
aliout ISO tons per day. Within a year
fromnowthrseiuiues will have reached
a stage of development where the closing down of any one mine will not
appreciably affect tbe company's operations, so far as supplying the requirements of British Columbia are concerned.
"Tliis entire agitation," said Mr.
Rogers, ''appears to have originated
from one source, and the people who
are following it aie either acting from
personal motives or are' entirely ignorant of the tacts. The charge made
tbat the deplorable accident of May
22nd, was due to greed of gain on tbe
part of the company, in not supplying
proper appliances, was most unjust
and untrue. The conipany bad in
their employ, In charge of the mines,
for a long time prior to the accident,
the most skilled men that could lie obtained in British Columbia, and every
suggestion that would tend to promote
the safety or facilitate lhe workings of
the mines has been adopted. Tlieuiine
manager, in the inquest, having slated
in his evidence Ihal be had never
asked for or suggested anything that
bad not heen cheerfully supplied. Evidence had never been considered in
this connection. The company bad
put more money into the venture since
the first of January, this year, prim
to the accident, than lhe entire pi nfiu
they bad secured since lhe hrst opening of the mines. The expenditure on
permanent iiiipiiivemrius last year
slone was over 9830,000,
"Referring to the general advantage
which had accrued tu British Coliiniliia
and the country nt laige, tlirough the
operations of the coal company, Mr.
Rogers said that the wages alone paid
hy the company bad been $54,580,06 in
1808, $258,211 in 1809, 91:11.200,68 in
11)00, $011,407.15 in lOlll, and $404,837.81
bas been paid during the Hrst flv»
mouths of this year.
Tlie large revenue accruing to the
government of British Columbia in
royalty and taxes was alio a very important item. Mr. Rogers said that
the company had strictly held to their
agreement with the government to
restrict their price to $2 per ton foi
run of mine on cars at ihe mines. This
price was from one to two dollars ii
ton less than the price obtained from
coal at lhe mines at other points in
llrilisli Columbia where the mining
conditions were no more expensive or
difficult than in the Crow's Nest. The
enormous sums thus represented could
he easily computed. The output of
the mines up to May. last had: heen
100,8061 ims, Iu view of I his, and after
the expenditure of these vast sums in
the developnienl of mines, he did not
think it possihle that nny honest
minded person understanding the facts
would for a moment think of asking
the government to break its agreement .
Then referring to the Fernie strike,
Mr. Rogers said lhat after Ihe accident
the company had made a change in
the system of working that was un*
doubtedly to the advantage of the
miners, as well as tending to promote
safety in the mines. This change,
however, involved eight hours work
per day on the pare of thn day men, or
in other words, eight hours, from face
to face.
"This," said Mr. Rogers, "although
nnt previously the practice at t his mine,
I am informed has heen and is the
practice atall coal mines in the northwest states, as well as in Alberta, Personally I have always had the greatest
sympathy with the workers, and although I have been hiring labor for
over 30 years, I have never had a
strike in my own business. Upon Information in my possession 1 believe
that this trouble would not have occurred but for interference from outside parties, and a form of dictation
which the company could not afford
to permit. It is the company's purpose to make t he conditions of lahor at
these mines asfavorahle as it is possible
to make them, and to make them so
every effort will be made to induce
the better class of miners who desire
to make and save money to colne to
the district and setlle permanently."
Referring to the two carloads of men
recently sent forward from Toronto,
Mr. Rogers said that the men bad not
been asked to go to Fernie, tbat the
situation bad been fully explained to
them, and lhat they had gone to
Michel and Morrissey. as originally
an ji lined, and noneof ihem bad stopped,
off at Fi-uik as far as he knew, as reporl eil hy some of the western papers.
Wben asked almut the coke supply,
Mr. Rogers said that the latest information he had this week was that
there were nusuieltersclosedin British
Columbia on account of any shortage
in coke. He thought that the trouble
at Fernie would soon end. The company had at lhat point some of the
best men he had ever met in any mining district, and be thought that the
lietter judgment of the majority of
these would prevail.
Are Suelng (or Damages.
Nhlson, B. ()., Aug. 1.—Seven writs
were issued today al Nelson claiming
damages against the Crow's Nest Coal
Company by Taylor k O'Shea, lawyers,
and 25 more are I o be served tomorrow, making the flrst batch of 33
claims against, the company, amount-
iry* to 9240,000. The lawyers are acting for the widows and orphans nf the
victims of the disaster at Coal Creek
last May. Altogether 84 suits are to
he brought, amounting to over half a
million dollars.
The suits commenced today were hy
ihe following persons; Louisa Stevens,
fur 912.000, loss of husband ; H. Dink-
son and wife, 94.000 each, son ; Kate
Malay! i, widow, $5,000, son : J. Hogan
and wife, 94,000 each, son ; Mary Pas*
tek, 912.0110, husband: B. CamnuTo,
aged 78. $0,000, son. The case are tu
be tried before the supreme court.
McAdams Released.
Victoria, August I.— William McAdams is again a free man. He came
liefore the full court this morning,
when, on tendering an apology, and
his lawyer, A. E, McPhillips, undertaking to have it appear In the Sandon
Paystreak, he was released.
In his appnlogy, McAdams said the
only motive he had for publishing the
article was in the interests of the public, out that the language was intemperate and immoderate, and void of the
respect due to their lordships und their
office. The words wero not intended
to discredit the bench hut were the
outcome of strong feelings. He expressed deep regret for the publication
of tlie article and Ihe inexcusable nnd
insulting language in which he referred to tho judges of the supremo
court. Therefore he withdrew and
apologized for the same.
Chief Justine Hunter severely fcaied
MoAuiims for his conduct, THB  DWTATOH
midwat, b. 0., Avamrt,im;
C M. CROU8R Kdltor snd Proprietor
PebUihod weekly at Midway, B. 0.
Snbwrlptlon prlco, SS.OO por aninuii, pojrsblo
Is advance, elisor wrl      ' " '' "
option of thr subscriber.
je.wly or ball yearly at the
Advertising rates mint on application.
The provincial government, hy its
recent order-ln-cooncil, prohibiting the
export of any kind of cut timber
from government lands has certainly
remedied a great evil that formerly
eslsted, as heretofore the prohibition
applied only to cedar. As it now is lf
Ihe Americans want Briiish Columbia
Umber they must build their mills on
Canadian territory and thus British
Columbia will realize the full benefit
of one of its great resources.
In an interview In the Lardeau Eagle
on political questions 8m!th Curtis
says he does not think party politics
will he introduced into the next general election contest. If they are there
will he at least three parties, the Liberals, Conservatives and Progressives,
and if this is done he will certainly
support the latter, However it Is his
decided wish to drop out of politics
and he dors not intend to run at the
nest election if be can possibly avoid
W. McAdann, editor nf the Sandon
Paystreak, who has heen visiting the
judiciary, at Victoria, has left fnr his
home in the narrow-streeted city nf
the Slocan, and Brother Lowery, wbo
has heen guiding tbe direction of tbe
editorial pen on the Paystreak during
Billy's absence, will nnw have more
time to view with pleasure the rows
that look over the fence so wistfully
at Ihe grass un his lawn and the contents of that water barrel, Billy is
convinced lhat. he did wrong, when he
wrote about, the judiciary the way he
did, bnt as he was convinced against
his will itis very doubtful if away
down In the depths nf hit large heart,
the same opinion exists as formerly,
fnr the method the judiciary adopted
In convincing him that ne erred, was
hot such as would create any greater
respect fnr the Supreme Court of
British Columbia.
Don't say you are Tracy unless yon
really are. Yon will he placed In a
dangerous position K ymi undertake
to personate Harry and are not prepared to defend yourself equally as
Well as the human dweller of the wild.
A young man in Seattle last week said
he was Tracy In disguise, and it turned
ont that, he is certainly disguised but
Is not Tracy, simply a harmless individual named Nixon. He heing unarmed and harmless looking, was
thought safe prey for the police, who
pounded him Into insensibility and he
Is still suffering from the effects of bis
great mistake. Say you are a bank
president, a railway official, a dog
catcher or, In fact, nhy important guy,
hut do notunderi ':■- tn p»i-8i>n*ife the
new governor of Wellington. Tt '
mnch Ibslennnce from the remains of
hash, slap jack and other Inyitlng fate
provided for the boarders at this hitherto highly reputable establishment
Last Thursday the ability of the restaurateur to adapt himself to tha
changed conditions, now that enforced
suspension of work bas scattered his
aforetime patrons and rendered nee-
cessary a rigid economy accidentally
became known and now the few
remaining customers of this enterprising providore are wrestling with
the problem of how long It would take,
under ordinary conditions, to trans*
form dog into hog and hog into food
fnr horny-handed sons of toil. It appears tbat when one of the few men
still to lie met with around said works
went down tn a somewhat secluded
part of tbe creek behind the boarding
bouse lo get, a bucket of water his
attention was first attrated hy the
howl of a dog and then by seeing that
mine host of the boarding bouse wss
holding Ibe head of a struggling dog
under the water in tbe creek. N earhy
was tied another helpless canine, so
his suspicions were aroused and he
determined to see the next act in the
performance. After returning to one
nf tbe neighboring buildings with the
water he stole out to a place of, vantage o'erlooking the spot where the
submersion nf tbe dog took place and
from here beheld the hoarding house
man in the act of skinning the dog,
now deceased. The skin was thrown
into the hog pen and the carcass of
poor doggie, without further mutile-
lion, into the hig pot along with a lot
of potatoes, presumably just to give
the latter a delicate flavor pleasing to
a fastidious hog palate. Several men
aver tbat when they saw the Hrst mentioned man watching Ihe proceedings
they joined him snd were witnesses of
the denoutnent, The hoarding house
keeper later in the day when challenged with the—well, somewhat on
usual—mannerof the disposal of the
dog, a I Hrst denied the soft impeachment, hut eventually weakened and
volunteered the Information that his
intention had all along been to sell
those hogs when Ihey should become
iua Ht condition for market. Bul
his assurances were not accepted in
perfect good faith, so tbe probabilities
are lhat be will And il to his advantage tn retire from the hoarding bouse
husiness (and, incidentally, the hog
raising industry) before the supply of
coke shall have enabled the wheels of
industry to again move in tbe Boundary. There are, though, those who
greatly deplore that this puhlic benefactor should have heen surprised into
ceasing in well doing, for surely il
wnuld be o decided benelit to the
community at large to have tbe numher of stray and valueless dogs greatly
reduced, even though It were at the
expense of serving up nourishing dog-
hog flesh to unsuspecting boarders
who were paying for the usual
swill fed bog.
TronMe Amongst the Chappies.
Last Wednesday the wheels nf Judge
Hallett'a police court mill were set tn
motion tn try the case nf J. Hansard
Tyrrell, who wss charged by F. W,
McLaine with the Iheft of two pack
saddlesand half a hale of hay. From I he
evidence adduced it was not clear
whether the saddles were stolen or
devoured along with the hay hy the
defendant's cayuses, therefore the
Judge pressed the key of his law register and rung up "nn case." The complainant, In order to not he nut anything ia now doubling his bet and will
have Jackie np nn two charges nn
Wednesday. Surely the wheels of
Judge Hallett's court grind slowly hut
they grind exceedingly small—rases.
now It Co. Threatened with Com-
petition-Will  Buck tho
Moat Combine.
A story I. going the rounds nf the
neighborhood at present which suggests a solution of the mystery attaching to the occasional disappearance of
unattached dogs. Within a hundred
miles of Greenwood I hen' is an Indus
trial establishment associated with
which but under an entirely distinct
proprietorship Is a hoarding house.
With very proper leanings towards
economy the proprietor of the board
Ing linuw keeps a |ien of bogs which
before the coke famine days   found
The Other Side of the story.
The San Francisco Examiner having
given wide publicity to a numher of
misstatements (some of which bave
heen pnhlished in this, pvvlnce) rela-
live to Mr*. Jakes, the following hu
been mailed to San Francisco with a
request that It also he published hi
the columns of tlmt journal t
Though deploring greatly on ber
account tbe prominence given lbe
name of Mrs. R. W. Jakes of Oreenwood ihrough the publication of in
formation concerning the arrest In
San Franclscn'of Dr. R. Wallace Jakes
and of subsequent proceedings In this
connection, local friends of that lady
Ihink It desliahle that a statement he
made with ihe object nf refuting certain asperatinns cast upon ber good
name hy persons endeavoring to pallia's the wrong doing of her husband.
This object will, peihaps, le hest.
achieved hy simply narrating the salient facts of the life of Mrs. Jakes since
she became associated with the man
who so haseily deserted her.
By thn death of her first husband
(a cousin nf bim whn is now Dr. Jakes),
Mrs, Jakes was In the twentieth year
of her sge, left a widow wilh two haby
girls, nne two years and Ihe other
hut a couple of hours nld. Afterwards
she and her children resided part of
Ihe time at the home nf the parents
of her dead husband and pert In thr.t
of her father at Superior Wisconsin.
For years liefore her second marriage
she had endeavored to exercise an lm
flnence for good over R. Wallace
Jakes, whose early Intemperate hahiU
had threatened to mar his life and
career. Finally, In 1889, believing bis
protestations that she could thus help
him to lead a heller life, she, after
seven yenrs of widowhood, yielded to
his urging* anil married bim. Alaint a
yea* later he left her to enter the
office of a doctor In an American town,
where he represented himself ns an
unmarried man and paid attention tn
bis   employer's  daughter.    Through
his having suggested to his wife that
she consent to a divorce so that he
wight marry this girl, this duplicity
became known and cost him his posi*
I ion in the doctor's office. Afterwards
he continued his medicsl studies at
Chicago, where for several yeai* he
maintained Illicit relations with a woman. Later still he came west, eventually locating al Midway, then a village In the Boundary district, having
a population of less than one hundred
people and surrounded hy a vary
scarcely settled country. Almut this
time his wife, to whose support he had
nnt for'years- contrihjited, wijote to
him suggesting that they end their
then existing very unsatisfactory
relatlous, which blighted the lives of
both t they had far., hetter agree to
either live together or to Anally separate. His reply was ohe urging ber
to dispose of what property she had and
join him at Midway,'and most earnestly assuring her that in future hn
would devote himself unreservedly to
providing tn her comfort and promoting her happiness, Sly consented and
came to Midway to bim. Shortly
afterwards they removed to Boundary
Falls, fnur miles up Boundary creek
from Midway, and in 1806,' a hospital
having first heen built at Greenwood,
then anew mining town situate five
hides higher up the creek, they made
their home Ip this Institution, in which
Mrs. Jakes worked hard to help ber
In 1800, tbe mining, industry of the
Boundary district having made considerable progress and the several
towns having increased in site and
population, Dr. Jakes purchased eight
lown lota at Midway and built there a
villa lesidence, his avowed Intention In
securing so much bind having been to
erect a private hospital near bis house
so soon as circumstances should war
rant his doing so. Be/ore commenting
to build hia new hojue he rented a
house at Midway and removed Mrs.
Jakes, with her two. daughters—now
approaching womanhood— there, announcing as one of his chief reasons
his anxiety to place the family where
they could go down the street without
risk of meeting fallen women, st that
time numerous in the newer mining
towns nf the district. . For a time all
appeared to go well, 'especially as a
daughter—their flrst'child— wss shortly afterwards born to Dr. and Mrs.
Jakes, and later a son came, his arrival
seemingly causing the doctor especial
pride and delight
But now a malign influence began to
shape itself towards bringing unhap*
pities* to the home snd disgiare to the
doctor. For years there had been unmarried nurses employed at the Greenwood hospital without any scandal
having been suggested, but it wae not
long er* the _ew nurse was lightly
spoken of. and the'ildbtor's Increasing
avoidance of his home was similarly
a matter of comment on all side*. Apparently be look no pains to hide his
unfaithfulness to fcW wife from any
one, and ere Inng to (obtained from
San Francisco curtain papers which he
urged his wire-to sign, but which she
was advised liy friends not to, as by
doing so she would make it appear
that he had • right to t* divorced from
her. Failing in this, endeavor he deserted ber (tb* hospital having already
been closed and the nurse gone before),
leaving without anv Beans of support
Mrs. Jaakos and two* children, ono
three yean and the. other two years
old. Account* of his subsequent doings bave already heen published.
It remains only to add that it Is inexplicable to the hundreds of friends
Dr, Jakes made thronjjhsut the Boundary and elsewhere, who, by the way,
knew nothing of his lived down past,
hpw after years of splendid service-
much nf It tbe outcome of a most generous and unselfish humanity since In
scores of Instancesiherewasabsolutely
no hope of fee or reward olher than
the gratitude nf the unfortunate rSufferers he fed nnd houtod nnd cared for
until either death, removed them or
tbey were restored tn health and
strength—in a community that trusted
and honored and even loved him, he
could have sacrificed, wife, children,
home, position, reputation and all else
that most men hnld to most tenaciously, simply for the sake of a wanton,.
Carrying His flajesty's flails
Will leave MIDWAY on Tuesdays, Thurs*
days and Saturdays, at 8.30 a.' m„ arriving at
CAMP McKINNEY at 5 p.m.
Returning will leave CAMP McKINNEY on
Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a. nt,
reaching MIDWAY at 1.30 p. m.,and making connection with the train going east at 2:55 o'clock.
•f ths
Headqnarlers for Railroad,
Mining and Comnerrial lei
First Class Livery Stable In Connection with lintel,
S. A. CROWELL, Prop.
The Midway Sawmill
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All kinds of BODGfl «d DBESSED LD1BB1,
Band sawingand job work done to order
• ____________.____ ________________■__ _______l_1___._____,
Fernie Strike Settled.
Justus we go to press we nre
in receipt of » message elating
(bet the strike nt the Crow's
Nesl Pass Coel < JbtiipiMiy's colter-
ies nt Fernie <tfM beet* settled
snd wss this itftwnoo'ii declared
off. Nothing beyond these
meager facts were learned.
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Lancashire House,
:: MIDWAY,B.C.::
1   -—®——
The undersigned having re-opened this weft-
known and comfortable hotel invites the
patronage of all old customers and the puM*
FarnMo-hMUd and eomfertaMjr
fnmlthe* rMMu.
Mrs. Dowding, Proprietress. MIDWAY, n.0„ AUGUST 4, 1908.
A. Batlberg returned on Tuesday
fraa a trip to Curiew.
W. H. Norris returned on Thursday
fron tho coast.
Hugh Cameron, the popular hotel-
•MHOfCaap McKinney. wee lo Mid*
way during the past week.
Mr. Md Mrs. 0. L. Thomet and
ohOdron, spent a few dnys with friends
at Owen weed last week.
1. J. Flood and Archie Orant return*
•don Ihunday front an eitended
tow throngh  Washington.
Mies Bieo Bassstt, of Okanagan
Vale, la spending a few weeke in Midway aa tho guest of Mist Blla Meyer-
A.Caoseron left on Friday for Cal-
gary with a one containing a horses
which neespeds to sell In Alberta.
Bo will return two or three weeks
MtsoBthol McLaren, who baa hon
upending afew weeks with her sister,
Mt*. Jas. McNicol, returned to her
bow at Oarson on FiWey. Mrs.
Wallace 0. Duncan, teller at the
Oreenwood branch of the Canadian
B-odofCowroeree, left that town on
Saturday afternoon oo a holiday trip
to loftani. He will prohahly he
•host throe months away.
Ust Saturday as Mr. and Mrs.
TbooMW Walker and Fred. Wllklne
were out driving on the reeer-ation
the horses took fright nnd ran awny,
throwing tha occupants out and slight*
lydauMgwgthe rig. Beyond a few
hnriors none of Ihe necupents were
Injured. Ihe horses were caught
nefore going eery far.
A. Vleaire nnd Chas. Rmile Hour.
ti_a,hothof Paris, ere in the Bound
•ry visiting the leading minee snd
the swsltnre, with tho object of gaining information reepecting Ibe mining
and ssaeltiug industries of the dislrict
Tbey brought letters nf introduction
from the Provincial Mineralogist to
whom thoy were retoniuiendt-d by the
Department of Mines. Prune**. From
British Columbia they will proceed to
Montana, going dmt to Butte.
Tbe Freemasons of Oreenwood nre
•Hanging an oncursinn to Midway for
Coronation Day, August 8th. Tbey
antlelpnw having a large crowd come
Sown by special train from Oreenwood
on tho morning of lhe holiday. A
pmgimoMM of epnrte will he arranged.
and baseball, ericket and tennis games
wIS be among the pastimes, whih>t
loose fond of Ming will follow their
bent In Kottlo river and  Boundary
A npeeial meeting of the Oreenwood
Oty OnmM was bold on Thursday
availing to consider a communication
reeelvud from Jas. H. Kennedy, chief
•afinwfortheV.V.K. railway, re
qusstlngthe council to support the
railway nan-puny In IU efforts to oh.
tala tha requisite power to allow of
iu lino rr Bering those of tbe two other
iwllw»yo previously built In thc Bound*
ary. After careful consideration of
the Matter the council resolved to
petition tho Railway Committee of
the House of Commons, Ottawa, In
favor of tho power sought by the V.
V. 4 B. Railway Compuny heing
granted to It
J. P, Keane, superintendent of tha
Carihoo-McKinuoy M. AM. tVsgold
mine, haa had a sick spell, en ban gone
out to where ha will be able to obtain
medical oare and good nursing should
three ha found necessary. The threatened pulmonary trouble waa not of a
nature tn bu trifled with, hut M r
Kaaart many Mends hope to see him
hash soon quite restored to good
health. Itieiupartedtbathatookout
with Mm to forward to the company's
headquarters two of tbe Snort epecl*
taeaioffoldquarta ore ever seen in
this cnmp. lack was stated to he
•bout tin pounds In weight and nearly
najf gold.
-' ' a
Thodlnlng room of Crowell's hotel
will be kept open all the afternoon
neat Saturday, when lunches will he
served, consisting of spring • chicken,
let cream and, In foot, everything in
tha eating lino that, money om pur
•base on the market at thia season of
the year. If you are hungry call and
have your appetite appeased; If you
•ft Ml hungry call and sit do wn to a
"goat thnt will In Iteelf create a crav.
tag tat lood. If yon visit Midway nn
■taturday and overlook getting one of
the Crowell house lunches, you will
(aim om of the greatest pleasure* ot
tha dny. Dmt forgot, dining loom
op* all th* afternoon.
"Amber" Plug Smoking Tobacco I
"Inning on Us merits.   ,
*«av* you tried It r
•»*• the tags, they an valuable.
An innovation haa been introducwl
into Oreenwood in the way of a new
game, wbich somewhat resembles
baseball, although in many respects
it Is an Imitation of tennis, la cro*ue,
cricket and ping pong. Yesterday a
game was indulged In by the married
men of tbat town and the single resi-
denU of the same burg, which resulted
In a victory for the former by one.
The score bing 40 to SB. Seven innings were played which are doubtless
the number that constitute a game of
the new Introduction. It Is reported
that W. M. Law ia deserving of the
credit of introducing the novel amusement.
Tbe trustees of the school at
Oreenwood, after many months of
persistent effort In the direction of
obtaining a suitable site nnd sufficient
money for the erection of a public
school building, are at lenglh making
gratifying progress towards this very
laudable end. Tbe school building
erected three or four years ago having
boon loeated too far from tbe centre
of Ibe town and having proved quite
unsuitable for school purposes owing
to IU construction not ensuring tbe
health and comfort of Ibe pupils, neither In summer nor winter, was some
tim»ago sold to tbe Sisters of Ht Joseph of Peace, who enlarged and other-
wine improved It for hospital purposes.
Since lhat sale the public school has
heen conducted in a rented building,
hul now the work of erecting a commodious comfortable school is to lie
proceeded with, the intention being to
bave the building completed hefore
neat winter shall set in. The trinteen
bad secured a site opposite the Hotel
Armstrong, hut an eichange hm heen
arranged which will admit of the
school being built on land upon which
now stand the Provincial Oovernrnent
liullding and the residence of A. H.
Lawder, and the site new the Arm
strong will he lined for the Oourt
Rouse, The removal of the buildings
from tbe site now to be used for the
school will shortly he undertaken.
Meanwhile plana for the building are
heing obtained and tenders for iu
erection will he invited immediately
after the plan deemed most suitable
shall have heen xeletted.
Mu Oona But
Jas. C. Dale, of Carmi, the well-
known and sncresrfiil mining operator,
has gone east fnr the purpose of interesting capital in the Butcher Boy
group of claims of which he is part
Tbe Butcher Boy group, which is recognised hy expert, mining men as the
most promising group of properties in
that rich mineral section, is situate at
the Junction of Carmi creek with Ihe
weet fork of Kettle river, and close
to the town of Carmi. The Butcher
Boy adjoins tbe Carmi mine, which
wae also located hy Mr. Dale and
afterwards sold to an English syndicate represented hy B. H. Thruston.
In his remarks on the West Fork
properties, the Provincial Mineralogist mentions that the main shaft of
tho Carmi is situated so near tbe
boundary of the Butcher Boy that it
really develops this claim as much as
though actually oo the latter property.
Mr. Dale Is acknowledged to be an
authority on mining. He is thoroughly
familiar with every detail in connec
tlnn with the industry, nnd has proh-
nbly located more good properties
than any nther man In this country.
Any property he bas anything to do
with possesses merits that Justify his
attention. He, like hundreds of others, has unbounded faith in Carmi
camp, and the large ledges and high
assays would appear as though that
faith were well founded. It li not
Mr. Dale's Intention, we understand,
to dispose of his own interest tn the
famous Butcher Boy group, hut to
dispose of that of bis associates, and
considering the high standing of the
prnpertlen amnnget eapert mining
men, Mr. Dale should experience no
difficulty, whatever, In inducing cap*
ItallsU to take hold of the interest he
is offering In tbat popular group of
»s I
••Amber'' Plug Smoking Tobacco le
winning on its merits,
"Have you tried it P
Save the tigs, they are valuable.
j Rubber Stamps...
Seals, Stenotls. Price Markers, Printing Wheels, Numbering: Machines, Band
Dating and Numbering
Stamps, Cheek Perforators,
Rubber Type, Printing ;
Presses, etc, etc
Franklin Stamp Works,
Barristbiw, Solicitors, Btc.
Ok.enwood. B. C.
-: Notary Public,
Camp MoKiNNtr, B.C.
Dr. R. Mathison,
p, M. KERBY,
Provincial Land  Surveyor
Midway and Qmbnwood.
Rendell Block, Greenwood.
P-rae M, V. * H.
TonaoniAL Artist.
Kor a (Int-cla* Shave, Hair Cut, Haa teem
or Shampoo, sail at Uw  »bore
Raa-r- honed aad ironnd.
Spokane Falls &Northern
Railwav Ca
Nelson & Ft. Sheppapd
Railway Co.
Railway Ca
The only all rail route between
all pointa East, West and South
to Rosslnnd, Kelson and all
Intermediate points; connect-
Ing at Spokane with the Great
Northern, Northern Pacific and
O. R. * N. Oo.
Ceenssu at Resilaat with tbe Caaadlan
reside lallwarftr Ssaa.srr Greek ped-iu.
Geeaeeuat Morsel Mis »Mi stale dallr
SuRst Ssrrieo sa raissaise Tralas between Spoken* sad NsrtkpsrL
irricm i novum io, not >
heave. Arrive.
NR-SON    fc»a.m. lUp.m.
General Pameattm Agent
Parlor-Cafe Cars
i     j A la carte
Meals \        «    •
Table d   hote
:T. M. Gulley & Co.
Large Stock.   Low Prices.
v. ac. o-TTX-Xaxrir ss oo.,
Complete Equipment
Unequalled in the West.
Thrown hnoklnni to Europe
via all Atlnntie lines. Prepaid tickets from all pointe at
lowest rales.
. ..ill tahreistton
Pot lime tablet, rmm
mil on or eddrenn A. W
MMway. or
D.P.A.. A.O.P.A..
Selson, B. C.      Vaaeoaver, B. r
Seventh Street, Midway,
Opposite Crowell's Hotel
This stable is equipped with a first class outfit of
Saddle anil Pack Horses
Hay and oats for sale.   Bus meets all trains.
Freight and express delivered to any part of the town.
Riverside Hotel
Rock Creek, B. C.
S. T. LABSEN, Prop.
Stopping place for Singes to
and from all Boundary
Creek pointa.
A new building, well furnished. Everything new and first-class. Only the choicest Wines, Liquors and Cigars kept in
stock. Every convenience furnished the
traveling public.    Bus meets all trains.
MIDWAY, II. 0., AUGUST 4, 1002
. •'
80 St John Street,
Montreal, P. Q.
Business, residence and garden lots at low.prices and on easy terms.     Send for maps, prices, and full particulars to
Agent fnr British Ooiumbia,
Midway, B. C.
Winnipeg hu Closed Down.
The pumps at thf Winnipeg mine,
two miles from Phoenix, in Wellington
eamp have been taken mil', the two
men employed for Home time past dis*
charged, and the mine closed down in-
definitely. Several weeks since the
Winnipeg Mines, Ltd., owning the
mine, suffered a serious loss by tbe
nuruing down of tbe shaft and engine
Iwttse, which were completely des*
troyed, with the compressor, etc. It
waa then thought by Richsrd Plew.
nan, managing director of the property, tbat the structure would vbe rebuilt, another compressor secur-Hd, ami
Work resumed in a shout tiniejr'''Arrangements, however, have riot yet
lieen completed, and pending that,
tbe property will lie idle. The Winnipeg has shipped considerable ore to
the different smelters In thin seel Ion,
most of wbich has shown n fair profit.
Ur. Plewman will pinhalilygo..east
shortly in connection wilh the resumption of operation!,
» s » ,    .
Developing (ha Big Copper. '".
Tlfe men bave lately lieen at work
opening up an immense showing of
copper ore on the Big Copper claim,
In Oopper camp, situate aliout six
miles northeast of Midway. Those
who hnve lately visited the workings
aay that an open cut about 12 feet in
width is being ran into the hill and
that it now hae a face of about 40 feet,
all solid ore In which copper shows
freely. The showing is stated to be
one of tbe best, yet seen in the Boundary district. The claim is owned by
'Oeorge B. McAulay, managing director of the t;Hril*oo-McKiniie) Mining
A Milling Co., anii John Morgan, And
adjoins D. C, Col-bin's King Solomon
claim from which 861) tons of rr», running much higher in copper Iban most
of the Boundary ores were shipped
last simimer mid fall. The Flig Copper
was under bond to some New York
mining men in 1888 bin, at that com*
paiatively early period in the development of the Boundary, before the construction nf the Colunihia k Western
railway solved the difficulty of transportation, there was little disposition
to spend anything like sufficient
money to thoroughly prove the value
of even such a promising property as
the Big Copper hae always been regarded. It now looks though, as if
■Copper camp will at last he given an
opportunity of demonstrating Its big
copper values,
"Amber" Plug Smoking Tobacco is
Winning on its merits.
"Have you. tried il ?"
Save the tags, ibey aie valuable.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate. of Improvements.
Ajax Minkhjk, Claim,
Sltuat* In the Ksttls llrsr _lnt_t.DI-|sloa
er Yals District.   Whsrs Mealed 1 In
Psadwood Camp.
TAKK   NOTICK that I, Vorbes M. Kerbr,
Wee   miner's   eortillcate   Ne, .SMB.,
intend, sixty days fron, tbe date hereof. 10
iiy lo Ihe Mining Heoorder for a Certileate
... Jnprovemeut*, fnrjrto .purposo
a Orown Orant at the abore data,
lOf obtaining
And further take notice that action, under
section 37, must be commenced before the
asaami ojjucb Cetfiflnl e vl Improx vnumie.
.•;• M*ithis isth ajfei May. A.D. inn.
/fe .;     IDBBK8 H. KERBY.
Oortlfleato   of Improvementa.
60 YIAItr
___\\*iMm______At__ti__h   ^W___* __•_____ aii
scKnttnc nWwim*
Branch Office, fit F
i, ifSrSitt*
Kkactional MismiL Cum*.
Situate In the Osoreee Walat Mvtsiea af
Tale Dlstriet,. Where healed 1 xmtr
' Vsantaln.
XAKK NOTICK that L 0. «oB. Oreen, ss
ngont for Jacob Itinok. free miner's ow.
■te No. bMSK and forUmie Brest free
miner's oertlllcate No. aHMT.aKl fbr H. VV.
Ruclcholjr, free miner*mttlfl-MNo. S&V31 and
for Herman llnke. free mmcr'il csreHloato No.
01705 and for .1. Hmith, senior, freo miners' certitlcato No. riMBBt. and for .1. Hmith. Junior,
froo miner*'eorlllt'-ale No. uTHOB, and fc>u_l.
VV. Tumor, froe minors nertltieato No. sMN,
and for A. VVur-jburg, free minen' eertlfleato
No. smu,and for KSell.free miners'ocrtifl.
cnte No. nSOKO. and for A. A. Brar.ka, freo
miners' rertiflcats No. n'lWJ, and for Hi l|.
("amm, freo minors' eertlllrats B01TW ana for
J. Krellor, free -miners' certificate No. IMS;
Intern!,*.! days from the dato hcMof, to apply to
the Mining Heoorder for a CenMfloaln of lm-
pmromeut for tho purpose -ol obtsliiliiK a
Orown Orant of the above claims,
And further take notice that action, undor
seetion 37, must, be commenced before the Issuance nf such Certificate of Improvements.  .
Rated this 26th day Of May, UKO.
Durham Bulls, Fresh Calved
Cows,*'Cows in Calf, Steers
and Heifers, Boar Pigs, Sows
and Young Pigs, Sheep ahd
Poultry, Saddle and Pack
s. Apply to „...
i}4 miles from Midway, or
Dispatch (|ffice.
A familiar name for 'tlie Chicago,
Milwaukee * 81, Paul Railway, known
all over the Union as the Greal Rail,
way running the "Pionb_R IjhitkB"
trains every day and night between Mt.
Paul and Chicago, and Omaha and
Chicago, "The only perfect trains in
the world." Understand I •Oonhee.
tions are made with Af,L Transcontinental Lines, assuring to passengers
the best service known, jLuxiii ions
coaches, electric lights, steam heat, of
a verity equaled by no other line.
See that your ticket reads via "The
Milwaukee" when going to any point
in the United States or Oanada. All
ticket agents sell I hem.   ,
For'rates p.-imphlets or other Intor-
matlon, address, j
R. L. Ford. H. 3. Rows,
Trav, Psiw. Agt. ,   •      Ueii-r-,1 Aeont,
This eelebrnled borso will stand for
the season at
Terms for tbe season 910, or will
insure for 910 if paid for in advance,
money to lie returned if mure is not In
foal.   Pasturage $!l a month.
Young O. M, Patchen, Jr., Is a bright
hay with black points, stands 16hund»
high nml weighs 128(11 lis.
The pedigree of this hnrse can be
seen by applying tn the undersigned,
(Signed)     ZEB. KIRBY,
5tf Sidlty, B. O.
Oertiflcnte of  Improvement!.
'jurrsHuoK Minrrai, Claim. .
tltuatt In tks Ksttls River Mining Division or
Yale District.  Whsrs loeated i OnQrasi
. Mountain. Camp MsKlnnsy.
TAKK NOTICK that l.TTenr.
froo minors' certincate No. .HtM$,.
I nevnt. for K, A.lloty, free miner's corllflaua No,
lHll8l!l„lntend.Hlx«ydajsfmui tho date horeof,
I lo apply lo tho Mining Itooonturfur a certllloatij
of linpiDveiiionU, for the purpose nf obtaining
a Crown Orant pf the above olalm.
And further take notice thnt action, under
section   !I7, must, he commenced before Iho
tsiuance of such enrliHrato of improvements.
' Haled this Dili day of July. tm. Ic
The tonnage of ore shipped by the mines of the Boundaryl
District during 1901, and foi-first three months bf 1902, ill
as under:
1901        1902
Old Ironsides and Knob Hill group 231,762      68,366!
Mother Lode  99,548      33.089I
B- C 47.5-7      - ■•
Sunset        800 ■ 1501
Winnipeg    1,040. 385I
King Solomon       850      	
Snowshoe    1,731  . 75;
No. 7...      665   •'      2501
Jewel      325 i.nj
Golden Crown  4;
Sundry small shipments •■ 2,500 1001
Totals 386,738     104,632
Shipments during 1900 totalled  97,837  tons; during I
the year 1901, to December 31st, 386,738 tons, and during
three months of 1902, 104,632 tons, making an aggregate ofl
589,207 tons.
,     -     -   "B. C
One of the Best Equipped Hotels in
the Boundary. Everything First Class.
J. W. NELSON, Proprietor.
Horse Shoeing a Specialty
All Kinds of Wdrk Executed to the Satisfaction of Customers


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