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 I ne ADVANCE.
L XVI, No. ie.
MIDWAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1902.
$2.00 per Year.
fcoi- * BROWK,
mtisTBiw, BouoiTORB, Etc,
Okkunwiiiiii, II. G.
jlCHOLSON,
—: Notary Punuu,
[estate,
| financial aoent
and mining broker.
HoKinnev. B.C.
11.0.811 AW,
I Hallett & Shaw
Uristers, solicitors,
Nstartos Public.
iddro*_:',H»l.i.BTT."
oats: Bedford MqNoIll'i,Moreingk
Seals, Ulber's.
R WOOD, B.C.
DR. SIMMONS,
DENTIST,
jiELL Block, Greenwood.
Phone »6, V. * N.
|l. KERBY,
A. H. Can. Soo. C. E.
liNciAL Land   Surveyor
AND
CIVIL   ENGINEER.
|t and Okmnwood.
|b. rickards & CO.,
I-£eal Estate
and
Insurance.
STRKKT. MIDWAY, B.0
|t smith,
TONSORIAL  ARTIST.
int-olaM Shave. Halt Out, Uw Ko»m
Mhtmiwo, call al the  nbove parlor.
■ baaed and ground.
STIIKKT,  *  -   ■  MIDWAY, B. C.
W. DALRYtyPLE
FAIRVIEW, B. 0.
lind, of Repairing.   Honeshoelng
A apootaltv.
Ik cheer hotel ...
MOUTH Or ROOK t'RKKK
I WAOOmxettasAm**,   ■*__«•_..
[■CLAIM    ACCOMMllllATInN    FOR   Hl'KSTH.
GOOD STABLING
-: AT COST :-
Our entire stock of Dry Goods,
and Clothing, Ladies and Childrens Shoes, commencing Jan.
15, we will sell at cost.
You eannot afford to overtook these cash values.
All 15c and 17c prints 11c
" ioc Flanneletts 6c
" $4.00 Ladies Shoes $2.50
" $2.75     do     do $1.65
" $15.00 Mens Suits $10.00
" $12.00    do     do $9.00
" $8.00      do     do $6.00
" $S50 Boys Suits $3.50
aod see our $2.75 line of mensshoesat$1.75
THE MIDWAY TRAD1NGC0MPANY Ltd.
tiorllert ttahliiK on Kettlo Itlvor.St
JAS. H. BUSH,
(neral blacksmith
HORSE SHOEING
A SPECIALTY.
|klnds of work oxeouted to
satlsfaotlon of customers.
$
\W R. MCELMON.
Practical Watch Maker,
EHOLT. B. C.
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llood Tool*, Plenty Material,
•nd jo yaars ei-wrlence to io
work correctly.   .  I   ■
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r?d.
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Muilc
■Until
,. w.«H|ht| to nil lovers of Bong
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■y'WIt Compositions Irr the mint pop*
I?™"; ,«4 f»t«of .lino Mude,
IVocsl, hsli Imtrumintiil-*-, Cotnplets
T." t?r fl.n.-Onco a Month lor ■■
tta. YearlySubscription,Ij.oo. lfyou
J HM na the name and adrtmn ol Fivit
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for the Magadnt fraa.
L.J_W. MffH, Publish*-,
f •» • Laauat tta., l*hll«0.l»hl., Pa
j Hotel Spokane,
j^xxxfc«-»«*-n*-»*scoca[
L. E. SALTER, PROPRIETOR.
CARIBOO* McKINNEY
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 Employed.]
,*\S>*A*"**-
THE
PIONEER HOTEL
B. C.
One of the Best Equipped Hotels in
the Boundary. Everything First Class.
J. W. NELSON, Proprietor.
GBEAT REDUCTION! LOWBB 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 eot in all Departments.
DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, NOTIONS,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
SHELF  HARDWARE,
LAMPS, GLASSWARE
OUR MOTTO:
, Quick Sales and
Small Profits.
A fresh stock or staple and fancy groceries arriving daily.
jSDHSIl HAIN & CO.
B.C.
Directors Statement Presented
by Robert Jaffray.
The  Officers  all   Re-elected- Sufficient ore In Sight to Keep 11111
Running for two years  Surplus   Earning  to he
Divided.
At Mu* annual meet ing of the Carl*
iKwi-MiKiiiiii'V Mining uml Milling
Compuny, Limited, at Toronto recently, h report wiih presented hy
the President, Holier! JnlTniy, telling
how :—
"At the beginning nf the year Geo.
B. McAulay, managing director, submitted In the directors the neccessily
for some extraordinary development
of the mine with a view lo locating the
ore bodies at various points, and as
the financial condition uf the company
did not warm nt the expenditure contemplated, in order to avoid the incurring of Indebtedness, Mr, McAuley
very generously donated to the company the sunt of $m),0H0, tn be expended solely in the special development
ahove referred to,"
Mr. Jalfiay then referred to a special
report by II. McMnster, M, E., on the
mine made in December, showing sufficient ore in sight in the various veins
to keep the mill going two snd one-
IihU years. Mr. Jaffray added : "At
the last annual meeting of the shareholders it was announced that there
would be a suspension of dividends for
a period, and while there has heen no
dividend declared during the last cal
endar year, your directors are pleased
to state that, tbey have found themselves able to diclai. a dividend of li
percent, out of the surplur earnings of
the property, and leave a reserve _nf
Sclent to meet contingencies, While
your directors are unable at the present time to see their way to the resumption of regular dividends, the sur
plus earnings of the property, after
provision for a proper reserve, will
from lime to lime be divided among
the shareholders."
Mr. AlcAiiley's report said that thr
yesr's milling nf 10,802 tons of ore
yielded 9,4.10 ounces of gold, aud 428
Ions of concentrates. Unusual devel
upineiit had heen done at a cost of
833,030 to locate t he breaks in the lower
levels, as reported al the previous
annual meeting. The vein had heen
found and 320 feet of continuous ore,
averaging four feut in width, on the
third level of the Cariboo claim. This
nrfc had lieen found also on the fourth
level, On the Okanagan claim, 45 feel
below (he fifth level, the vein had been
again found, and in the sixty feet uf
drifting it was found to lie from three
to four feet in width, with high grade
ore. The vein on the west end of the
present workings had seemed continuous, bul on the east end it had re-
mained unimproved.
Mr. Mc Master thought that the west
shoot would prove to lie the main hody
and dividend payer of the mine, as,
though not averaging high, ahoul. $6
mill run, it was more consistent and
less broken so far as worked up to the
present.
ln the west ore body there Is ore
enough iu sight to keep the mill going
for two years, the hody being rontinu
ous froni the third to the fifth level.
In conclusion, he says : "I would advise woik being continued on the third
level west, Ibis west shoot showing
more regularity than either of the
others, With four or Hve hundred
feet more drifting and a raise put
through from the end to the surface,
the ore being found consistent in
Width and value, yuu would be quite
warranted iu doubling your stamp ca
piicily, which would double your receipts."
The following directors were re-elect
ed i—President, Mr. Robert Jaffray ;
Vice president, Lieut. Col, H. M. Pel-
latt; Managing Director, O. B. McAuley i Treasurer. S. W. Michael j
Messrs. Thomas Long, A, Ansley and
C. B. Hmith,
 re t
Canada's Chief Veterinary  Adviser
The Minister nf Agriculture for some
time back has been finding considerable inconvenience in ihe administration oft he veteainary branch, owing
to ihe fact that thc Chief Veterinary
Adviser, Dr. McEacheren, resided In
Montreal and was not required by hia
appointment to give his whole time
and attention to the work of Ihe department. Many incidents have oc
curred nf a purely domestic character
within the Dominion, which indicated
dilllciiliies in this legard. Lately nne
or two questions of greater importance
in connection with outside matters
hnve also arisen. Tho situation lie*
cjiine so difficult that the minister
took Ihe question up wilh Dr. Mc
Hacberen, and came to the conclusion
that il was absolutely necessary for
the future efllcien' working of the
branch that the Chief Veterinary
should reside at head quarters, snd
devote his whole time and attention
to this woik, as nther government employees are required to do,
In consequence of his connection
with the Veterinary College of McHIII
University and the many large enterprises, in whiclt he is engaged, Dr. McEacheren felt he could nnt fulfil these
conditions. He therefore handed in
his resignation. When accepting Ihis
resignation, the minister felt that
recognition was due Dr. McKaehren
for services rendered in the past. He
therefore appointed him Honorary
Veterinary Advise! to 'he Dominion
Department of Agriculture.
Dr. J. C. Rutherford, of Portage la
Prairie, who was In the employ of the
Department during the last season, for
the purpose of testing wiih tuberculin
animals in the United Kingdom for export to Canada, has been appointed to
succeed Dr. McEacheren, aa Chief
Veterinary Inspector for the Dominion, it. lieing understood lhat he shall
make Ottawa his head quarters, and
devote his whole time and attention tn
the work of thn Department. Dr.
Rutherford's well known reputation as
a veterinary, and his experience in all
puhlic matters, are guarantees of the
efficient working of the Departmeni
under the new arrangement.
NEW C. P. R. STOCK
President   Issues   Circular to
Shareholders.
Management will Spend over Twenty
Two Million* on the Improvment
of   the   Syitem.
IMPROVEMENTS COMPETED
At the Canadian Smiting   Work..
Plant d now In Flit Class Shape.
The important programme of improvements at the Canadian Smelling
Works in Trail is now complele, and
the smelter is once more sampling ore.
The copper and lead lurnaces will Mow
in within the next few days, the exact
hour of resuming depending in great
measure on tbe arrival nf nre?. A con
siderahle reseive of silver-lead ores is
piled up at the works, but the arrival
of gold-copper ores from the Centre
Sl ar and War Eagle mines in Rosslnnd
is awaited liefore the copper furnaces
blow in
The new sampler and crusher just
installed ia prohahly the most complete machine of ihe kind in the province. It has a capacity of 150 tons
per hour, and works on the automatic
principle throughout. The ore is discharged into the receiving rhamUr
at the top of tbe crusher from cars as
il arrives from the mines. The pro
duct leady for ihe furnaces and sampl
ing tests emerges from lim machine at
a laler stage in Ihe process. Thus
equipped, Ibe plant is in a much more
desirable shape, and it is practically
impossible for operation, to be delayed
by reason of delay in crushing.
Since the plant waa shut down hand
roasters have been in operation almost
constantly, snd carpenters and surface
crews have heen at work mating iin
provementselsewhereabout the works
In addition a system of eleciric tramway haa been installed to connect the
mast heaps with the main works.
This will substantially expedite the
operation of the plant.
The refinery proposition is fairly un-
der way, although actual construction
has yet ta he started, The plans for
the plant and structures necessary tor
its protection are completed, and the
date of commencing building operations depends on the weather. The
management is holding off for a time
in anticipation of a change in Ihe
weather conditions that will improve
construction conditions.
 maa	
WIN Uie Diamond Drill.
Prospecting with a diamond  drill
will Iw commenced this spring on the
coal lands of the British Columbia
Coinpaiiy, situated on the north fork
of Ket lie river, HO miles nort h of Orand
Forks. Il is the intention to bore al
different points through tbe cod strata
to a depth of 600 feet. The company,
whieh was recently incorpoi ated, owns
a tract of 15,000 acres, Besides several
stringers, a three-foot and a six-foot
vein of bituminous coal huve been ex
posed. An analysis at the Oranhy
smelter showed samples of the co*l lo
contain an average of 73 per cent,
fixed carbon, equal, it is said, to the
product of the Crow's Nest. The di
rectors include J. Fred. Hume, exmin
isler of mines, W. A. Macdonald, K.C..
Robert Robertson and J. Laing Stocks,
of Nelson, B. C and George A. Fraser
of Orand Forks. Tbe capital of the
conipany isIL500.000in shires nf the
par value of $1 each, tbe treasury consisting of 500,000 shares.
Toronto Is now Hand Ofllco.
War Eagle Consolidated Mining and
Development Company, Ltd, wiich has
hitherto done husiness under a British
Columbia charter, has been licensed to
transact business and hnld meetings in
Toronto. The Centre Star Mining
Company, also has heen granted a
similar license.
Montreal, Feb. 10.— The following
circular was issued hy Sir Thomas 0.
Shaughnessy. president of the ('. P, R„
to the stock holders, after the hoard
meeting to-day.
To the Shareholders,—The extraordinary expansion of the company's
business during the past six or seven
years, and the apparent certainty that
the volume will continue lo increase
year hy year, renders it essential that
the company shnuld, wilh the least
possible delay provide such additional
rolling stock ani other facilities as
may be required for the prompt and
efficient handling of its traffic,
"The gradients and alignment nn
ihe husy sections of the sysiem should
he substantially improved, so that the
large and increasing tonnage may be
moved with lhe economy requisite for
the best results. In view of ihe present and prospective net earnings of
the companv, the directors feel justified in promising that the money required for these purposes lie secured liy
an issue of ordinary capital shares,
rather than hy other means,and therefore they recommend tbe ordinary
share capital lie increased hy Ihe
amount of $10,8001),UK). The direct on
consider that it is due to the shareholders of the common stock tbat tbey
should lie given Ihe privilege nf subscribing fur the new stock at par, in
the proportion of thirty per cent, of
iheir respective holdings of the outstanding common shares, nn the closing of the hooksin London on Tuesday,
February 16lh and in New Yoi k and
Montreal, Monday. March 3rd, 1002,
and a resolution to ihut effect wiil be
submitted to the shareholders fur tbeir
approval.
It is intended lhat the money Ihus
raised shall be expended for the following purposes: Locomotives, cars
and other equipment, $10,0110,0110; enlargement of construction and repair
shops at Montreal and other points ou
the system, $2,0110.0110; reduction of
grades, improvement of alignment
mid second truck where required,
(6,500,0110 ; additional grain elevators,
terminals, business and pasting sidings
and nther facilities, such as are heing
provided from month to month to
meet the requirements of tbe company's business, $4,000,000.
"These estimates overrun tbe
amount nf the contemplated issue ot
stork at par, and therefore, to make
up the balance, and in order that ike
company's property may he benefitted
to as full an extent as if the shares had
lieen sold at a premium on the open
market, it is proposed that an amount,
equivalent to ahout 15 per cent, of Uie
issue, or $3,000,001) be appropriated
from the surplus earnings funds, to be
expended for the purpose above met.
tinned, in addition to the proceeds nf
the sale of capital stock. After appro,
priating Ibis amount and providing
for payment of the dividends just declared on the preference aud common
shares there will still be $8,000,000 in
the surplus earnings fund.
"The subscription price of the new
stock will lie payable at Ihe Bunk of
Montreal, Loudon, New York and
Montreal as follows, 20 per cent, or $20
per share on subscription ; 20 per cenl.
or $20 per share on June 27, 1002: 20
percent, or$20 per share on August
27th, 1002 ; 20 per cent, or $20 per share
on Oct. 27th, 1002 : 20 per cent, or $20
per share on December 27th, 1002. No
interest or dividend will lie allowed un
the the payments mode previous to
July 1st or an advance payments but
all shares fully paid as above stipulated will take rank for dividend with
existing shares for the half ytovr ending December 31st, 1902. No fractional shares will be issued but rights may
be assigned and for this purpose a
blank form will be provided. Holder!
having rights fnr fractions of shares
should make such adjustment of thei"
holdings by purchase or sale wit'j
other shareholders direct or through
brokers as will make whole shares."
 r*.	
Duty Reduced on Print Paper.
Judge Trscliereau, who was appoir
ed snine time ago to investigate thu
charges made by the Canadian ne
paper publishers to the effect that t ■
Canadian manufacturers of nowsp mt
hud organized a combine, has mild - jj
report which bears ont, the anertn   i
made.    In consequence the gov v
ment has,  under a provision  of
tariff act. giving   it   power   to retime
duties when a  combine   is knowt
exist, reduced the duty on rfewspui
from 25 per cent, nil valorem to 15 |
cenl.
■
iii JOHN W1TIIKI.I. 1'lmi'lilKTilll
C. If. GR008K Maxaakii
l'ubllsltud   weekly   at  Midway,   B, C.
Subscription Prlco, $2.00 per anniiin, payablo
In ndvanoc, olthor yearly or ball-yearly at the
option of tlm subscriber.
Advertising Hates sent on application.
MONDAY. FKHRUAUY 1". Wl.
The. (Ireenwood Times says :   '..
"Tbe secretin y nf I he Board of Trade
Is in receipt of a letter from I'ostOfHce
Iii*|iecior Diiruinii saying thi".t the mutter of need for better mail facilities for
Gituiy McKinney and other points wesl'
of Greenwood had been fully laid be--
fine the depart ment."
No doubt what is meant by the above
is I but Inspector Dorinun has decided
to allow mull between Camp McKinney and (ireenwood to go all Ihe way
by stugu instead of being carried lietween here .and (ireenwnnd by train,
wliieh caused some delay in the transfer. Surely thc Greenwood Board of
Trade is nol taking upon itself any
credit for bringing, the attention nf the
Pu-lril Department to thu poor mail
Service to and from points west of
licru, 	
During the week thecopperaitualion
lias improved veiy materially and it
gives every promise of a still greater
improvement in the near future. Tlie
recent demand for copper has heen
simply enormous, notwithstanding
that, the surplus on-hand a few weeks
ngn has evidently heen sold and distributed among consumers. It is apparent, that consumers the world over
luld off from buying copper until the
present low price was reached. They
then came iuto the market with an
unprecedented rush to make up for the
piijil deficiency and tn lay in u supply
for the future. Millions of pounds
more copper could have been sold during the past few weeks if it was to be
had. The statement thut the Amalgu.
muted has sold such an enormous
iiinnuntnt copper that it has practi-
ijiIlv filled up the consumers for Uie
next six months to «nme, cannot he
t rue iu view of the fact thut the de
niaml still continues as it does. One
peculiar feature of the market is thut
lake, electrolytic and casting copper
nre ail quoted at or very near the same
price. So fur us easl ing copper is concerned, there is practically none on tlie
market, for at tlm recent low prices
the demand for it was sn enormous
that it was all bought up by consilium's, Railroads, machinery manufacturers, and those who use casting,
nbsnrbdd every pound they could Hnd,
und would gladly get more if it was in
existence. It is certain that the worst
of the copper I rouble is over, and that
t lie law Of supply and demand will now
exert i's natOritl influence nn tbe market. We Inok for higher prices in copper in the Immediate future because
of the great demandi—Western Mining World,
The Minei-Guze.tle, of Grand Forks
says: Anther seni-at.ionul immiucc-
inenl haslieen made by'.I. II. Kennedy,
chief engineer uf the V. V. k E. railway, Mr, Kennedy is authority forthe
tstnteuient lhat I he conipany bus ahan-
dnm d ull idea of building the proposed
spur to the Grnnliy smelter, at least for
the present. Asked the reasons for
this decision, Mr.. Kennedy.declined to
offer any.
It will, however, he recalled that the
application of thu, V„ V. k E. to build
the. spur was opposed by lhe C. P. It,
before the rail way comoiittee of the
privy council ut Ottawa,, the committee having postponed its decision from
time to time.
Secondly, the V„ V. & E. hus thus
fur been unable to secure permission to
cross l he I rucks of the Repuhlic&Urahd
Forks railway near Grand Forks, lbe
injunction proceedings ut Victoria
having been continued until April.
The assumption is lhat thc V., V. k
IU,, disgusted with opposition it is receiving, will cooperate wiih l he Great
Northern in hauling liounilaiy und
Republic oies to Noelhpoit, Wash.,
foi* treatment. Tho efforts of thu V.,
V. k E. lo secure u right of-w.-iy bej
tween Grand Forks und Phoenix,
where the big mines are located, huve
been equally unsuccessful owing to
the opposition from a rival corporation
and the refusal of the Provincial
government In entertain thu said
application of the V„ V. A V,. railway.
The fact that lhe V., V. k K. railway company lias announced its intentions lo abandon  all   idea of building
he proposed spur from ils main line
Grand Forks to thc Granby Hineltei
ud also its branch from (irand Forks
to Phoenix, need give no alarm to uny
of us on llii-j side of lhe mountain, Iml
Oil the contrary the aiiiiouncetiienl
should be looked upon as fuvoruhlu to
the poi tion of the dislrict this side of
the iiiountnin, There is no doubt thut
the V. V. k E. has met wiih many.
Obstacles ill ai tempting to build the
branch lines in question. Not only
has the V., V. k E. been strongly
opposed by l he C. P. R. but il hus also
thus fnr been unable to secure permission lo cross the tracks of the Republic
kit. V. railway near Grand Forks, the
injunction proceedings ut Victoria
having been continued until April,
in d it is assumed by many that these
difficulties have disgusted the V. V. &
J3. company and caused it to uband-
on the idea of building the spurs out
of Grand Forks This ussutnplinn
may be true to a certain extent but il.
certainly (Iocs no( nppeur as thnuL'b
tha' cojuputiy was very utiklouj lo go
at least al present, nr It. woulil not so
sn humbly .ul init to dcfuil in ils
endeavors to tiring about satisfactory
conditions for proceeding with tho
work, Thc V., V. k E, is not n company lhat would allow its schemes to
be balked without putting up a stronger light than it has already done if
there were nol some reason for so
doing. Rut there is u reason and it
is generally supposed that it is because
the company hns found that it would
suit their present purposes hetter lo
devote its attention to operations on
this side of the mountain. The Granhy
smell or, while a credit tothe Granhy
company and of great benefit to tlie
Boundary country, is not an industry
nf such enormous proportions hut that
it can easily he duplicated, or one built
thai would far excel it in so fur ns
capacity is concerned; so that there
is no good reason why the ores from
any particular mine should.be treated
at that smeller olher lhan fiom the
mines of tbe Granby compuny and
that Is the Granhy company's business,
not thn business of any railway company, so that the difficulties encountered hy the V., V.&E. in huilding
around Grand Forks does not prevent
operation being, tarried »n in nther
portions of tlie dislrict. Ton much importance is attiich,ed-in . this country
to tlie location of a smelter at a certain
point. A smelter will he erected near
u curtain town and lhe people of
that town and surrounding district gut
it iu their heads thut ull the ore in the
country bas to go lo that particular
smelter, when maylio it is only capable of treating Ihe output from one
good mine. Such ideas are amusingly
absurd when we take into consideration the increasing output of thc
mines of this country. The V.,V. kE.
lias ever since it proposed to commence operations in the Boundary
country, been anxious to find out what
point was likely lo become Ihe smelting centre of the district. It recognized the fact lhat much of ihe tonnage, for a lipie at least, would be from
I he big mines at Phoenix, among which
weie those of the Doniinion Copper
Company, This conipany wascnntein-
plating the building of a smelter and
Ihe i ail way company was in no hurry
about going ahead with any of its
spurs until it was definitely.decided
wliere ihe smelter uf the Dominion
Copper Company was to be Joca'ed.
For some time the Dominion Copper
Company.hns been uegoiialing with
the Hritish ColumbiuCopper Company
for lhe disposal of either its entire
holdings or a large block of slock, to
the latter company.- This deal hung
(ire foi a considerable length of time
and lust.week il wins reported on what
appears lo be reliable authority thut
thedeul had gone- through. Almost
simultaneously u'lih this iupon comes
the information that Uie V. V. k K.
has uluindoned its idea of building the
Granby or Plioeni? spurs from Grand
Forks,,wbich would naturally lead one
to nrriyu.ul.the conclusion Ihal.lipid
repoi'lsju ii true and that Ihe contrac
tors will he put to work on this side of
the. mountain instead of the other.
The line is already located, hetween
Midway and I'hoenix. Tlie company
can build from lieie without being
interfered with by injunctions placed
upon tt- by an opposing company,
or from auy other, cause. This side of
the mounlain is.the proper place for
the Phoenix spur to he built, and i'
now .looks as if it will be built from
here to Phoenix and' that additional
smelthig facilities would he, provided
at some poip't either here, or close by,
to treat I he'ores of most of the Phoenix properties instead of them going
lo the other side of the inountain.
RniLVVni      i^LJyytmj
It is only a question ofa short time
until that portion of the Coast-Kopten-
ay 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,
I - ,'" , 4
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, it is an
investment.
For prices and terms apply to
THE MIDWAY COMPANY,  Ltd.
MINERAL ACT, 1896.
Certiflciite   of   Improvements.
STOTIOB
Ai.etNK Minkiiai. Claim. . „ ■
Situate In the Osoyoos Mining Division of
Yale District. Where located : Camp
Hedley.
TAKK NOTICK that I, Charles deWies
-Grse.il, as agent for UiuIh O. Huiliiiiul.
froo miiior'n coftFflep.le No. R.TWMI. snil for
.Iniin liri'i'tiliill, freo miner'* iirrlitlr rite N'o.
nl2tKi8, inteiul, sixty iluyn from Ilie date heroof,
toapply to ihu Mining Jlceorilcr for a Certificate of Improvomonts, tor the purpose of oB-,
taining a Crown Urant of Lho above cIbIiii.
Ami further tako noliee that action, umlor
section Ji". must lie commenced More tho
issuance of such Cvrtillcatoof Improvements.
listed this IHth day of Jan., l'.»ri.
13c C. null. GltKKN.
Canadians in The Transvaal.
A Vancouver despatch of lOlh inst.
stales that the following letter was
received that day from a Canadian
soldier in the Transvaal, regarding the
reported disbanding of the Canadian
companies'. "It is cmrently leported
that the. Canadian troups are to be
disbanded, and apportioned in small
batches among various imperial ti oops
I hrouglioiit I he country. Nn. 17 troop,
from Ilritish Columbia, under captain
0. C. Bennett, of Vancouver, is thu
first lo full. I'hey have already received the order to disband ut once,
Caplain Bennett lieing relieved of his
command. The men huve refused to
be scattered Ihrough the country
among imperial troops,and interesting
developments are expected. Thecuuse
of the trouble is ulleged to be '.he glaring incompetency of tlie captain in
command, or at least that, is lhe ten-
mui given at. beud-quurlers. But lhe
men an;'the sufferers, as Iheir action,
though natural, is considered mutinous. The military uiilhorities have
Inoken faith with the Canadians In
several instances. They promised that
thu Cnundiiins weie to he kept together, and I o he ofllcered by Canadians, They have broken faith with
legard lopay, and also regarding the
purchuso of discharges, refusing the
Canadians this privilege. The Hrst
and second Canadian cniilingctitx, and
Stiarlieoiia Horse, did si., li brilliant
•ynrk here that Ihey have aroused
j'uloiisy among the Briiish officers.
The result is that lhe Cuiuidiun con-
tingeutof the South African Constabulary are getting (ho worst uf the deal
in every institute. It is rumored that
Colonel Steel has tendered his resignation, unless put in chu"ge of Canadians. Up lo thu present not a single
Canadian troop hui been put into bis
division, iilthongh lie was promised, so
it is generally understood, that all
Caniidiiii's weie to be in his charge.
The feeling iiinoug Hoops is tunning
bljfn, nnd lhe results i|i,iy  be serious.
C. F. COSTERTON
VKItNON B.C
NOTAHY PUBLIC.
_V«at _. oa. «w
Thk Royal Inhuhanck Cot.
Thb London and Lancabuirk Fihk
Insuiianck Coy.
Thk Insurance Coy. op North
Amkrica.
Thk London and Canadian Fihk
Insuranck Coy.
Thk Sun Lick Ahhuhanck Coy ut
Canada.
Thb Dominion Buildino and Loan
Association.
Appraiser for the Canada Permanent Loan and Savings Coy
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE.
To 1). McKay, Knq„ of Koromoos, Ilritish Co-
liimbln.
Take notico that 1 havo done on tho "Valley
View" mineral olalm sit unit on tho Wost side
of KoromcoH Crock In tho Osoyoos Division of
Yalo District, tho work roqulrod by soctlon 24
of tho Mlnernl Aot for tho two yenrs which expired on Out. 21, Who and loot respectively, and
have duly recorded tho con ideate of work :
And further lake nolleo that If, st tho expiration of til) days from tho dale of the first tmhil-
cation of this notice in the Midway AtiVANCk,
you, n oo-owiier, fail toeontritiiiloyonr proportion of lho expenditure roqulrod by said sen inn
21 in rcspoct of such work, namclv tWIMl to-
f:cther with nil tho costs of advertising, your
nloresi In said mlnorul claim shall Tiecomo
vested In me u i filing with tho milling recorder of snid mining division thn notico nnd
.illlilnv it required hy tho "Mlnoral Act Amendment Act law."
Dated this Ist day of January. 1901,
Oro                 MALCOLM 0, MoAULAY.
Dr. R. Mathison,
 : DENTIST.
NADEN-FLOOD  BLOCK   .   OREENWOOD.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate   of  Improvements
Votioa.
ItOI.LO AND KlXO MlSKIUI. CLAIMS.
Situate ln tha Osoyoos Mining Division of
Yale Ulstrict. Where Looated :~Camp
Hedley.
TAKK NOTICE Ilml I. Charles do Dlols
Ureen. as agent fnrltohcrt It. Honor,
freo miner's eertitlcate No. r_037! uml for I'liul
Johnson, free miner's cerlillcate No. nlitt',1 nnd
jtratlk Klelcher, tree miner's ccrl ideate No
HidJrei nnd for I'oter Scott, free miner's
ecrlitlentc No. niois, Intend stjity itsvs
from the date hereof, to upply to the'Minion
Rooordor for a Certificate of liiiprovmiemi*.
for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Oranl of
thc abovo claims.
And further take notice lhat action, under
soclion Tl. must ho commenced before iho Issuance of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 181 h dny rf Jan.,IMS,
I'O C. DKB. OKKKN.
MINERAL ACT, 1896,
Certificate  of   Improvements,
irOTIOB,
Sii-VKr 8tah M ixkiiai. CIaim.'
Situate In the Kettle River Mining Division o
Yale District.  Where located : Welling
ton Camp.
TAKK NOTICK that I, Korbos M. Kerby, <„
agentfor T. W. flunk. frcehilners' cert 111-
onto No. nam. T. A. Howard freo miners
certificate No, BtffltB, uml Chris. McDonell, froe
minor» cortilicato No. iiiKIHH. intend.sixty dnys
from the dale horeof, to apply to tlio MiniiiK Ito-
enrdorfor n certltlenlc of Improvements, ftir the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Urant of tho
abovo claim.
And furthor lako notico that notion, undor
soctlon 87, must lm commenced before tho
Issiuinoo of such cortlfloato of Improvomonts.
Dated this 18th dny of November, 1901,
•*> EOIlH_S M. KKHIIY
NOTICE TOCREDITORS.
In the Ooods of Ronald.T. Hodgson, late
of Oreenwood, B, C, deceased Intestate.
NOTICK is horoby irlven piirsnnnllo tho Ito-
vised Htatntes of llrilisli Columbia, Chapter
187, I hm all persons liu vim* clninis avilnst I ho
estate of the Into Itnuald T. Hodgson, nre required on or liefore tlio '.lllh dny of Jnmiary,
Ituri, to send in the undersignjd Iheir mimes,
ndilresses and descriptions, together with full
niirlicitlar.Mif their respective claims verified
liy stui ntory decliirulloii—And ull ner*ons indebted to the said estate urn required to p:iy tho
amount nf their Indebtedness to tho undor.
signed forthwith.
And furlher lake notice that, afler Ilie said
2tll.li day of January Ilur.', Uio ndniliilslrnlrlx
will proceed lo distribute ll") assets of the deceased nmong tho pnrllosentlllod thereto, having regard only to the o'ltitlin of which sho
slinll then have notice nnd thai lho saidndmin-
Istralrlx will nnl he liable fur Ilie mid ousels or
any purl therunf to uny person or persons of
whose claims notice shell nol have been received hy I Imm n I. lhc date of such <l 1st rlcul ion.
Dated iiii III duv of January, III i'i.
Mcl.lOllllfc IIHOWN
Solicitors for Administratrix,
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate  of  Improvements
JfOTIOB.
LKOAL TKNHKII ANII FllKK CntNAUK, MlNKIIAI.
Claims.
Situate In the Kettle River Mining Division
or Yalo District.    Where looated: in
Wellington Camp.
TAKK   NOTICK that I, Korbos M, Kprby.
iw ngonl, for T. W. Stack, free minor's
i oortiflcate No. iililHI, T. A. Howard, free min.
.ers certlllciiio No. iii.11112, JaineifTrlco. freo
I minor's corUflciilo No. nl2.'i7.'l, nod Chris' Mc-
lllonoll,  froe minor's  eortillcate No.   HlfliOD
I Intond, sixly dnys from  Iho date hereof  id
apply to tlio Mining Heoordor for a Certificate
of Improvements, for the purpose of nbloliiiiu*
nCrownOrnntof Iho above claims.
And further lake notico that action, undor
section 37. must  lio commenced  boforo tlio
issuance of such Cortiflcato of iiuproi omoiils.
Datod this 18th day of Novembor, A. D. IMI
l» KOllHKH M. KKIUIY/
A. WENRICK
TOWN SCAVENGER
Teaming of all kinds done at
MIDWAY
81 f
B.C,
"■"■^iD
R. MEYERH0FF3
t4TAGEa
Carrying His Hajesty's flails
Will leave MIDWAY on Tuesdays, Thurs."
days and Saturdays, at 8.30 a. ht,, arriving at
;CAMPMcKlNNEYat5p.m.
Returning will leave CAMP McKINNEY on
Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a. m.,
reaching MIDWAY at 1.30 p. 111., and making connection with the train going east at 2 o'clock.
The beat of accommodation for
the convenience of tha
travelling public.
R. MEYERHOFF, PROPRIETOR.
iiti:ii^m^J»WiUtWJ4»nil«^n»i3Ht; ::i_l;s
■y>*FTy^fy^*^^*'T^^^p^y^*»'~T^T* ^™ »i»^t^^t*^t^ »■» »'^ -"^ »tw t^t** ? if ft ■)■
Try a
Bottle
Syrup of
'White Pine
and Tar
The
ihf that Coil i'l
yours, It's pi
Pharmacy
BULL
CREEK
HOTEL
Travellers up the West Fork
of Kettle River will find this
popular hotel the most convenient stopping place. Dining*
room well supplied and fnannged.
Best liquors and cigars at lhc
bar.    Stable in connection.
F. H. CAREY
Proprietor.
Tne Riverside Hotell
.. Is situated at Rock Crerjk, 13. C, on the main
route of travel between Penticton and all Boundary Creek points.
STOPPING    PLACE   FOR   STAGES-!
AAA _____________ _____________________
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Good Hunting. Qood  Fishing.
Best of Accommodation.
A_k_k__H_kA_k_k _____________ ________
"▼▼WW¥»tWW^V
S. T. LARSEN, Proprietor.
Spokane Falls Morton
Railway Co.
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard
Railway Co.
Bed Mountain
j L 'Railwav Co.
The only nil rail route between
nil points KiiHt, Went and South
to RoHilaixl, Nel ho 11 und all
Intermediate point* ; eonnnet-
Ini; at Spokane with thc Oreat
Northern, Northern Puelflcand
O. It. &N. Co.
Conneots nt Rosslnnd with the Canadian
Pacific Hallway for Boundary Creek points,
Connects at Hoyer'i Palli with slate dally
for Republfe.
Biifl'et Servloe on Passenger Trains be
twoen Spokane and Northport.
EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 10,1901 :
DAY TKAIN.
Leave Arrive.
SI'OKANB     0.2U a,m. 7.t/ip.m.
H08HI.ANI)    12.iMa.in. 1.30 -in.
NKI.SON     MO n.in. 0.45 p.m,
XX.   A.   JACKIOV,
Ocnoml I'iracimer Auont.
Canadian
PACIFIC
RAILWAY.
ROSSLAND
WINTER CARNIVAL
Feb. 20, 21, 22.
WILL ISSUE RETURN TICKETS
—AT—
Feb. 20 and 21,
Qood   For   Return   Till
Feb. 24.
For time lahloi., rates nml full InformntWJ
oa Inn or ndilren« A. W. IIAH.I'Y, Agent*
Mlilwny, or
j. s. (Airi un,       k. j. wnm
D.P.A., A. O.P.A..
Nelson, II. C.      Twieenver, U.»
mmmm
■ -tt*,'.
_______■ a AND DISTRICT.   J
i hiiB returned from Alton,
|fter an absence of uevernl
wrence, traininneler on thu
ii WeuU'rn, wav in Midway
lay.
iclmrdson, of This Advanck
H. M. tiuaodnihe, returned
needtty from an eitended
leEost.
leane, of Spokane, formerly
indent of the Cariltoo mine al
oKiuney, paid a visit lo the
last week.
, MeNamea has moved into his
ildence which waa recently
n the property obtained from
Auley, across the river from
n.
.nderson, editor of the Himil-
Star, has lieen appointed gen-
superintendent of the Vic-
initial railway in succession to
VUersoo.
ihon, of Oreenwood, has heen
Medical Health Olllcer for
Kiver Mining Division, in
•.Jakes,  who recently re-
. position.
in Sweeter, Wm. Hooper and
r, of Rossland, arrived in Mid-
t Tuesday, and the following
ig went on to Sheridan camp,
they will work on the Zala M.
ge Cook relurned last week from
Ito his old home at De Soto,
Iri. His brother, .Tames Cook,
fpanied hint on his return jour
nd will remain for some time
lo. P. H. offers a Blngle fare rate
island on Feb. 20 nml 21, good for
I till Feb, 21. This will afford
bse desirous of attending the
knd Carnival an opportunity of
I these excellent winter sports at
f|l expense.
i Barnes, who a few. weeks ago
Hitban accident while skating on
• on Kettle, river at this place, is
Iable lo be around on Crutches,
[will be some time yet hefore Mr.
ft can again take up his duties as
I messenger on the Coliiniliia k
ern railway.
Wheatley has the contract for
ng flfty tons of ore from the
|<ler, up the West Fork, to Mid
The ore will he hauled only as
I Cranberry creek on sleighs, un
{the sleighing improves to admit
lieing hauled farther, and for thi
Under of the distance wagons
i used.
I strike has been made on the
, a West Fork property owned
. J. Francis and R. Party.  The
dy, although only about 18 Inch-
width, is said to he similar to
\tit the Rambler, which gives such
assays.  The strike was made In
ottoiu of the shaft, which is down
2R feet.  The hill on which the
Is located appears to hn very
u many good claims are situated
|t, such as the Bounty, Washington
Idaho, and the Rambler, all of
k'h are properties of exceptional
fit.
he Cosgrove Merry Makers appear
efora a large audience in McNicol's
I last Saturday evening and gave a
' fair entertainment.   Most of the
Meal   attractions   brought   forth
Ich applause, but the comedy failed
please.  It is a mistake fnr any com
r not having flrst class performers
kot on any comedy acts, as they
per detract than add to what other*
i Might be a creditable entertain*
lit.  Then again there was a notice-
air of indifference displayed by
performers, as is often the case
pn an eastern troupe strikes a small
latent to*n.
Duo
1.10 p. in.
Wod., Krl.
a siiimIiijk
tM )>. m.
All Onnst. point*
Pis. t'row'a Nad ||, n,
Kaslorn Canada
HlKiluini)
Hmtliunl
Nelsnn
Kairview
I'enlleliin
'    Vernon, cite,
Caseade
(I mud Korku
Pnoenlx
Kholt
Oroanwnod
All pis. Kast tt Monti!
Camp McKinney
,'     Hook Creek
All West Kork piiliils
(.'iiir.il
I 30 p. in.
Tiitta,, Tlmm,
« Saturdays
Mil il in,
UVUIll/^lHI   VI\LJI     IITILiiiu.
Malls for points farther wesl of Midway lhan
Camp McKinney go via. Ilcvclsltike.
Money orders from 8 a, in, Ui 7 p. in. with "the
exception of one half hour before departure
and ufUir arrival of malls,
Kl), A. HAIN.
-ostitiaslor,
The tonnage of ore shipped by the mines of the Boundary
'-"■strict during i90i, is as unde
:ler
TONS
Old Ironsides and Knob Hill group 233,424
Mother Lode .,,.;. 89|034
B, C,
47.405
Don't forget the social in McNicol's
\l\ next Thursday evening, in aid of
Presbyterian chuich. The com*
lit tees in charge of the various affairs
^ connection with the entertainment
going; to eonslderahle tumble to
l»ke,|t a, success, and their efforts
Inula be rewarded hy a large attend*
■tce. The proceeds arc being devoted
> a good cause lhat should call forth
assistance of every resident of
lidway and vicinity, and it is hoped
Ial a larger nninher will attend the
nteriainnient given next Thursday
A Social in aid of the
IresbVteriah church
will be held in
McNICOL'S HALL
— ON-
Way Evening
20th inst., beginning at
.   eight o'clock.
IN EXCELLENT PROGRAMME
will be provided.
REFRESHMENTS
HH be  served   during   the
everting.
ADMISSION, 50 cents.
CHILDREN, 25 cents.
evening than has ever been present: on
any other occasion in Midway.
In the county court at Oreenwood
lust Wednesday in llm case of Wickwire against Warlman Judge Korin
gave judgment for the plaintiff, awarding liim $& damages and costs, Plaintiff holds two crown granted mineral
claims on land pre-empted by defendant, one located prior to the pre emp
tion of the land and the other after,
In regard to the latter lite jnd|*e held
the plaintiff, having published the
usual notice of intention to apply for
a certificate of impioyetiients and obtained his crown grant, and the defendant not advertising, the latter lost all
rights to land. An injunction was
granted restraining the defendant
from cutting or removing any more
limber orcordwood from the mineral
claims.
Suit has been started in the superior
court by F. J, lllsley against J, D.
Mitchell and Ihe United States Bonding k Trust Conipany for $149.40,
claimed to be due for services rendered. This suit brings up the peculiar
situation which occurred in Judge
Hanfurd's court snine time ago, when
the whole lown of Molson, Wash.,
was put in the hands of a receiver,
()'*o. B. Meehem became financially
involved and a receiver was appointed
fnr his property, which included thu
entire town of Molson. Tlie court
appointed .1. D. Milchell receiver for
the estate and he Hied his bond with
the American Building & Trust Com
pany as surely. On the 15th of February, 11)1)1, the day of his appointment, it is claimed Mitchell employed
lllsley to assist in caring fur the estate
and was to pay a re-unable compen
Ballon. It is claimed that there is due
for such services a balance of $140.40.
The Wauconda.
Dr, J. B. Chapman, secretary Ireas
urer of the Waucnnda Hold Mining
Company, visited.theproperly recently and found wurk progressing rapidly
iu the big cross tunnel, At the time
of his visit the tunnel had lieen driven
1010 feet. Two shifts are employed,
and they are making an average of Hve
feet per dny. No other work will la-
carried oi» until the Rnssiimn mill is
ready to receive ore, as the developments on the ledges tbat have been
passed through are sufficient to enahle
the mill to be run constantly at its
fullest capacity.
After the mill was so far completed
as to lie 011 the point of starting crushing the cold weather set in, which interfered with the water supply and
only a lest of a few tons was made.
About that time experiments lhat
had been in progress for some weeks
demonstrated that ihe Wauconda ore
could he concentrated to great advantage, and by so doing the capacity of
the mill would lie increased to 100 ions
daily. An order was placed for suitable machinery and workmen liegan
at once to remodel tho mill huilding to
make room for the new machinery.
The necessary changes are almost com-
pleled, and by the lime the machinery
is on the ground everything will be in
readinew for its prompt installation.
Advices have been received from the
manufacturers that thc machinery is
all on the road and under contract to
be delivered at Midway by the Mb of
tbis month. Arrangements have been
made to have il hauled from Midway
to Wauconda, and if there be no unusual storms there Is no reason lo
doubt Ihnt it will be on Ihe ground I.y
the Hrsl day of March and be fully Installed within a few days thereafter.
Thc management has had tbe fullest
confidence In lbe property from the
start, and for a period of more than
four years has expended money freely
in putting the properly in shape to lie
a producer, They are imw lu''"' tho
goal of our lmpes. The mine is looking well in all parts ami there is scarcely a doubt that our reward will be
commensurate with lho large outlay
of capital and lime. Mr. Chapman,
Is more than ever convinced ihnt the
company has one of tho finest gold
mines in the northwest.
the Population^riirltish Columbia.
OTTAWA, Feb. 11.-llyacetisusbulletin Issoed today, the rural and urban
i;Sot. of ^British Columbia is
given as follows!
Tntitf
ll-trrarrt M.!
Now Wostmlnsltir ,-•«-■?
Vancouver rf."S,
Victoria ■ S'fiS
Yalo-Carilioo »jf^
Tolal I7''*'*!
IMU     ,
Tolal
Durrani ■•■■•■•■• ri'ijj.
Now Weslinlnslor Jo™
victor, S2.
Total W"
Sunset  g02
Winnipeg  li04O
King Solomon  875
-Snowshoe  * *»•
No' 7       850
Jewel       350
....        Total... 375,5,,
Shipments during 1900 totalled 97,741 tons, and during
the year 1901, to  December 31st, 375,511 tons, making an
aggregate of 473,252 tons.
*»»» »»» »»»»»»»» »»» »»»&
The Central Hotel | j; Lancashire House,
llth St., Midway, B. C.
This is a new three-storey he tel, comfortably
furnished throughout. '
The nearest house to the Railway Station.   The
most convenient hotel for railway travellers.
The best of accommodation in every respect.
*St*i>*^iH:j|_W<i*-l****
S. DAHL, Proprietor.
T.M.Qulley&Co.
************
Furniture,
Carpets,
Linoleums.
************
FUNERAL DIRECTORS and EMBALMERS.
Large Slock.   Low Prices.
************
v. ns.  GTTiaia-B^sr ss oo.,
COPPER STREET. OREENWOOD.
sxx>oooooooo<x
MIDWAY, B.C.
—(D	
CITY BAKERY
PETERSEN & CO.,   -   Proprietors.
.   .   MIDWAY. B. C. • .   .
GOOD ASSORTMENT OF
Fresh Bread, Cakes and Confectionery
Fruits, ets., always in Stock.
Try our Lunch Parlors for a good meal.    Heals at all Hours.
GIVE US A CALL.
THB
MIDWAY   SAWMILL
Lequime & Powers, Proprietors.
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.
Fiirnnce-lieutcd and comfortably
furiiltilied   rooms.
FIRST CLASS MEALS  WELL SERVED.
Mrs. Dowding, Proprietress.
mmmm wnmtMttS-i ram
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.
Fi.tii Street, Midway.
Manufacturers of all kinds of
ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER
LATH and SHINGLES, SASHES and DOORS
iim-iii
ll.'.'JU
12,893
10.ua
8,01,
81,811)
IJrtmn
27.174
il.l'.m
7.2711
80,810
27,1.70
87,82S    6M«
linml
Ill.ttM
11,188
18,880
1.007
10.1811
00,018     37,188
IMmn
13,7110
11,078
10,841
Band Sawing and job work done to order
Telephone No. 12.   Telephone orders receive prompt
attention.
PW, H. WEBB,
Practical Wagon and Cdrriaqe Builder,
_B. O.
Repairing of all kinds promptly and neatly executed.
Carriage Painting a specialty.
>»»»»:»»» »»» »»» $»»&
THE MIDWAY LIVERY
FEED & SALE STABLE
Seventh Street, Midway,
Opposite Crowell's Hotel
JOHN J. FLOOD, PROPRIETOR.
This stable is equipped with a first class outfit of
Single and Double Drivers
Saddle and Paek Horses
Hay and oats for sale.    Biiii -meets all trains.
Freight and express delivered to any part of the town.
M
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THE
MIDWAY NEWS
DEPOT
THOMAS WALKER, Proprietor.
All the best brands ef
Cigars and Tobaccos kept
constantly en hand.
Latest shades and patterns of Wall Paper now In
stock.
Seventh Street, Midway.
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MIDWAY, :=: B.C.
Beautifully situated at the confluence of Boundary Creek and Kettle River.
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A. M. WOVENDEN, Sec,
30 St John Street,
Montreal, P. Q.
ILL BE The 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, West   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 tow prices and on easy terms.
Send for Maps, Prices, and full particulars to
The MIDWAY COMPANY, Ltd.
C. M. OKOUSE,
Ageut tor Iltitiuli Coliiniliia,
Midway, II. C.
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SUM
PASSINC OF THE COWBOY.
G
Glittering Attractions of his Career
Gradually Disappear.
There i* a gqnd deal of talk ahout
tho "Passing of tho Oowhoy," and it is
not allogethi'i'ii droam, savs a ootres-
pondpnt writing from Tucson, Ari/..
Tho day of tin* cow hoy as he has heen
is prautioiilly past. Civilization is
gradually destroying the plnliirt*si|ue
features of his life. Mile afler mile of
grazing lands are heing font oil in, and
with each advance in this direction
the oowhoy becomes moro superfluous.
Sonic of the largest ranches now are
equipped with electric lights and telephone connections and t.his still more
diminishes the demand for the cow-
hoy's services.
American literature and drama of
lhe melodramatic order will lose one
of their potent features when this
unique character is effaced.
Notwithstanding the fact lhat he
still adheres In his monstrous methods
of cost inning himself, the cowboy is no
longer the tenor of the western plains
that he used In be.
The rough life of lhe wesl has simmered down until ii is little different
to rough outdoor life anywhere, fbr
poor I.o no longer raises his tomahawk to bar the cowpuncher's way
wilh bis bonis across lbe wilderness.
Wild animals are scarcer oven than
Indians uow, and taken altogether the
cowboy has to manufacture most of
Ihe excitement which centers round
his petsonalily. Tliis he manages to
do occasionally when he goes to the
small town neatest bis ranch and after
tilling up with some Villainous rum ,
commences to enliven things wilh his
revolVer, Even ihis elementary form
of sport seems lo have fallen away considerably, for the faro bank proprietors
are culling out bitterly about bad busi-
less and Ibe sheriffs are literally with-
uit business at nil.
The cowboy's life, hi'.iught down to
the prosaic lines of existence today, is
not an exceptionally enviable one, although, to a stonily galled young man
there aie chances of saving and opportunities for gelling ahead fully
equal to those offered in densely
einwded cities where a dollar is generally spent before ii is eat nod.
On tbe plains it is literally impossible to spend monoy before it is
earned. "Once a cowboy always a
cowboy" is a well grounded axioms.
Few cute to leave the fiedotiln like existence when once thoy have hecniiiA'
accustomed lo it. True, iho life is aile
ol lncossii.nl hardship, Wh» ever fob
lowed lbe-i'i sllr-ss "l>ee()' iq a fall
roundup of early snows and rajus without hnvintf nn experience ..lhat. would
begynr desciiplioii?   Up lo '.I o'clock
in the morning, swallowing a hasty
cup of coffee, if any happened to be
ready, with an enormous herd of nervous cattle to hold in leash. Then
comes the crash of thunder, some dazzling Hashes of lightning, and the
maddened animals break away, two
or thiee thousand strong. Wight in
among the mad, onrtisbing horde is
the cowboy, slashing, driving and
dashing ahead of the mass to try to
turn it in the direction.it should go,
.Sometimes he succeeds—if nnt it is a
long trail lo he covered till sun up before he will get bis bacon and bard
tack breakfast,
Then he is ready to face the elements or whatever else there la to he
met until nightfall or after.
The pay of the cowboy is about a
dollar a day, or from $23 to $.10 per
month, exclusive of food and lodging.
Foremen receive as much as from $100
to ,$250 per month, according to the
size of the ranches on which tbey are
employed. Board and lodging is always included, and free medical aid,
as a rule. The food is course, hut substantial, and when one is accustomed
to it, not at all distasteful. It. includes
Mexican beans, oatmeal, coffee, Hour,
molasses, dried fruit and canned tomatoes and corn, with occasional variations. The ranch owners consider a
dollar a week will feed a person satisfactorily,
Unfortunately, the hardships of the
cowboy's life make him a hard liver
till arnniul. As a rule he drinks like a
Hsh when the opportunity presents itself ; he gambles like a silver or copper
king, und is very promiscuous in his
loves. It generally takes him about
three days to dispose of the earnings
of the year. If he fails, as seldom is
the case, to the door of Ihe general
storekeeper when he enters the small
town, lo whicli he hies as soon as he
ends the fall roundup, he will have to
wear his old, seedy and patched clothes
to the end of the year, for he will surely spend every cent when he leaches
ihe gambling den or other vicious
haunt.
If he only would defer these visits
until some four or live years have
elapsed, or would do without them
altogether, tbe cowboy might have a
good start In life. Five years of selt
denial would be sufficient to give bim
his beginning as a stockgrower,
Tliere are proofs of what, can be done
by those whn are thrifty scattered over
the plains of i he northwest in the shape
Lot. substantial ranches which have
sprung from savings during the cowboy period of the owner's life which
wore subsequently invested in the flrst.
bunch of cuttle the cowboy ever owned.
But the chances are not now so favor
able for I bis or other progress'on the
pail ul ibe oowhoy as ihey were in Ihu
days of the golden days.
THE CITY GKAl Al NEWS STAND
Fiftlx  Street, BflEld'vv-a-y.
Handles the best Imported and Domestic
Cigars, Cigarettes and Tobaccos of all kinds
that can be procured.
All Papers and Periodicals of the day at
publishers' prices.
H. P. LARGE,
PROPRIETOR.
yjARKINSON,
Provincial Land **»urToyor.
SUjt.   Architect and
_—__. Civil Engineer...
Financial,
I-Jeal Estate,
Insurance and
Mining Agent
ttwwrABY  pvm.icom*
fail view Townalte Agent.
... Annum*.,.
R. H. PARKINSON,
fAIRVIKW, ».c
norrmspondenoe Holli-lt*-il.
MINERAL ACT, 1896.
Oertiflcnte   of   Improvement!.
NOTIOB.
ItKinv Cash Kiiactionai. MikiraI Cun.
Sltuatt In thc Owyooi  lining Dlvlilon tl
Yale   District.   Wher* located: Cimp
Hedley.
TAKK NOTICK that we. JtmM McOee, tm
minor'! ™ nuti-me No. muiim. mil).. 0,
During, freo minora rrrtilti-uti- No. !_»<,
Intend aixty ,1 ty-. from thc dnte ht-rcof,
lo apply tn thc Mining Itocoi-der for a t'rrliflriui
nf Improvementa. forthe pnrpjw olotntlrinf
s Crown Urant of tbo above claim.
Anil further tako notice that anion, under
nccllon 37, moat  bo mmmem-eri before lb*
laauuticc of such ('ertiflcate of Improvement!
Hated thl* Hint da; }f Auiru»t, lieu.
-AMKH McOKR,
He k. ii. mu!ino,
F0R8ALE.
RANCH Of MO acrce, aituate one mllr from
Midway, aw acres undor cultivation, f(
acme nf which In good timothy meado-r.
Ilonty of water In provided by three |[o«l
apriiiga. Theie In alao a beautiful >">>"«
orcliiird on tho place lu-glnnlng to bear. rom
hnnw, UniH and ontbulfiilng*. For term, and
purliftilara apply to
A. HOPI'KIl, Midway. IU'.
-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 50 x 125 FEET.
For terms and all other information apply to
W. H. NORRIS, or        A. MEGRAW,
Midway, B.C. Camp McKinney, B. C

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