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The Midway Dispatch C. M. Crouse 1902-09-29

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 Vol. I, No. 13.
$2.00 per Year.
I have just received a full line of the
They are made to FIT and give you
that easy comfortable feeling so much
desired in  a Corset, prices from
$1.00 to $1.75.
The Largest Between Rook Greek
and Sidley.
Fall goods are beginning to arrive. Thin week's arrivals
h : Ladies Tailor made Suits in Oxford Greys, Ladies Over-
Icirts, Ladies Wrappers, Childrens Dresses, sizes 6 to io
[ears, good value at $1.75.
Canadian Tweed Cloth
Suitable for House Dresses and Childrens Dresses, dark
hades,  26 inches wide,  20 cents a yard, 6 yards for $1.00.
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Latent atotfo* ami pat*
, tertrsel Wall Paper new hi
Seventh Street, Midway.
Are ell very well In their
place. I have them and keep
then la their place.
Jiair Brushes, JoolK BrvsKes,
GlotKcs Brushes, Jtsil brusKcSr
Lather brushes, etc., etc,
Stock made np of thi* best American, English
and French goods, and sold at popular prices.
iCome in and look around, yon don't havo to toy.
A. F. Thomas,
[Prices to Suit the Times.
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M Got Prices in Summer Goods
)ry Goods, Clothing, Boots & Shoes,
Shelf Hardware, Lamps and
Glassware, etc., etc.
Hour motto:
Quick Sales and
Small Profits.
A frssk stoek efstepleeed raney groceries arriving
S HAIN & CO. MiDWftY. b. c.
A Description of the Ranch with the
Different Crops mider Cultivation.
It U well Stocked with Thorough-
bred and rflch-Orade Horace,
Cattle aad Hots.
Following lhe general notice of the
farming district lying weet of Midway,
from Rock Cieek to Sidley, on Anarchist mountain, published last meat
some particulars will now he given of
the largest single holding in that district* that of Mr. R. J. Sidley, J. .P.,
after whom the Sidley poet office wea
Mr. Sidley is the oldest settler, In
point of residence, of tbe ranchers of
Anarchist Mountain. He sett!td there
in 1884 sfter having put in a couple of
years placering on Rock Oreek and
other places where "pay dirt" waa
either known or believed tn occur. In
the early days of his residence In this
neighborhood he was laughed at for
thinking uf ranching in a place sn isolated as his land was. Westwards lay
Osoyoos, about a dosen miles away,
and in the opposite direction a few
placer miners were to he found on or
ahout Rock Creek. Eholt's hs Midway
was known as before ita enter-
pri.ing founder had even seen Ihe hejst
townsite in the Boundary, wan not
then the stopping place it latter became
after Louis Eholt bad pre-empted tt,
nor was there any Orand Forks in
those days, although tintitd Prairie,
as the open lands near what is now
widely known as Orand Porks were
called, was favorite pasturage for
cattle, especially for tho* intended for
the Kootenays and an occasional band
tor ihe North-west. After leaving
Ireland Mr. Sidley had farming experience le .Ontario, so that, when tie
derided to become a rancher in the
wild and woolly weet" he was by no
weans a tenderfoot in this connection.
Space considerations forbid this pioneer rancher being followed through
all the ups and downs, especially tbe
latter, of early effort in this district.
With no market within a reasonable
distance and no roads to get to one
even were there one within a day or
two's Journey, the prospect wae certainly not encouraging. Yet like
many another hardy •rail-lireaker, be
bad to flounder along his lonely ranching trail, until the following of many a
moccasin and mote modern "Arctic"
or "Manitoba" broadened it, and
eventually, space bad lieen elected for
wagons and sleighs, and now the early
advent of that "bush missionary," the
railway locomotive, is being expect*
antly looked for.
From iu small flrst beginnings Mr.
HWIey's ranch has gradually heen Increased in .tie until today its area ts
about tOOO acres, Including arable land
equal to any in the district, pasture
landa, and come line timber country
upon which Dr, pine and tamarack,
much of thia timber suitable for saw
logs, are to he found in abundance.
The timbered lands are generally of
gond soil, having open stretches up to
60 acres each among tbe belts of teres,
and so well suited for dah y ing, especially as numerous springs provide plenty
uf water. In the neighborhood are
ranges lit for either sheep or cattle, so
tbat either dairying or raising cattle
or sheep for lhe butcher can be followed to advantage, especially now
that markets are l-ecoming easily accessible. Heretofore outside of a
small market at Camp McKinney and
Midway there has been little demand
for dairy produce, but this drawback
Is being removed as the mining towns
and camps of the Boundary increase
in population and provide a market for
these and olb< r products.
Besides the 2,000 acres of purchased
land Just mentioned, and which at*
situate immediately north of the Inter
national boundary line, Mr. Sidley has
under a three years' lease, with the
approval of the Indian Agent, tor the
district, several Indian allot menu Just
across the tine, wbich divides his pur
chased land from these leased lata.
This land Is under cultivation this
season for the first lime, and oats and
barley sown on the sod have grown
and yielded 10 fell that Its fertility
wai evident tp all who saw the crops
growing. Including the cultivated
portion of this land the lotal area Mr.
Sidley had under cultivation thie year
was about 400 acres, of which 180 acres
were In grain, 13 seres in roots and
the remainder In fallow for next season's cropping. These fields are all
fenced, as, too, Is all the rest of the
ranch it|sin which tbew are in all
alwut 10 miles of rail (wcing.
CMte were the largest, crop, both in
area and yield, t his season. One Held
of about IS acres of oats was visited by
the writer Just before it wae reaped.
The oats were growing as thickly as
they could stand np from the ground,
In parte np to sli feet In height, with
well-formed heads even where the
straw waa longest, and these heavy
with grain. 80 well did this Held look
that an estimate of an average return
of 06 bushels tp the acre appeared quite
• reasonable one. Tbis wae a Swedish
oat, but it proved to he a titi te late for
this district The American Banner
bas heen shown by local experience to
he about the heat oat for these pans.
Most farmers hereabouts grow a uiised
oat, though. Bald and beardless barley do well, snoM 40 acres (cut and in
tlie ham) prombiug a prolific yield.
About 16 acres sown late on the sod
and Intended for hay came on so well
that it was left for grain and looked as
it stood as if it would thresh a fair
crop. Fall wheat nnd rye had already
been cut when the farm was visited in
the middle of Septemher aod the latter
had returned about SO bushels per acre
nf plump, heavy grain. Wheal, grown
chiefly for chicken feed, gives only
almut 25 bushels to the acre, the ell*
mate not being so well suited for this
orop, Oats when not sold are fed to
hogs, and barley is ground for horse
ed or given to hogs and chickens.
lhe 11 acres here cropped witb note
Include carrots, potatoes, parsnips,
turnips and mangolds. Ked carrots
yield ahout 12tons to the acre, white
carrots up to ID tons, and parsnips and
turnips also oome nenr the latter yield.
Frosty nigbta afreet ihe mangolds,
which, like tender garden vegetables,
do nnl thrive so well as other roots.
Potatoes run Ave or six tons per acre,
but though satisfactory in sise lhe
quality is not lirst class, consequent! y
the hogs consume most raised here.
Cabbages and onions were seen doing
well in tbe garden, wliere, too, soui*
small fruits flourish. A few large fruit
tiers sre heing expermented, with a
good prospect of sucx-caa.
There are on the farm somewhere
about IM hones, chiefly breeding
mares, colli, and saddle horses. Generally Mworkiug horses are keptatead.
iiy employed. It. I he stables was seen
Young O. M, Patchen Jr., a bright bay
entire horse with black pnint*. standing 16 hands high and weighing 1.SM
lbs. This hoi se has in him the blood
of the celebrated trotting stallion O.
M. Patchen, the fastest bursa of his
day, Tbe cattle number about 00, including a nice well-bred Jersey Mill,
some good beef stock and some dairy
cowi, there being 10 of the latter in
milk to supply home needs in the way
of milk and butler. Mr. Sidley raise,
for sale eaeb year about SOO hogs,
breeding these from SO to 40 sow*. He
has In one of the pens a pore-bred
registered Berkshire hoar obtained
from Ontario thtough Live Stock Com*
miss-oner F. W, Hudson. Tbe wisdom
of this purchase Is seen In the shapely
and marketable appearance of most of
th. trigs running in the pastures.
Many of the hogs raised are sold to P.
Bums*Co. for their Boundary meat
trade. Kearly 100 chickens are kept,
these providing a change of meat diet
and keeping the household well supplied with eggs, besides leaving a surplus for aale at Camp McKinney or
Midway, where price, range between
Sand 46cents and average about 81
cents a doien the year through.
Not only is there plenty of ham,
stable and shad accommodation on the
farm for crops and live stock, but all
the farm machinery. and Implement-
are also kept under roof. Tbe generally good state of repair of tools and
machines is in part accounted for by
the fact that there Is also here a fully
equipped blacksmith's and carpenter's
shop, so that repairs can be effected on
the spot and much new work done he-
sides that would otherwise involve
cost in time and money that would ho
a heavy charge in the course of a year.
Among the machine, and implements
are two binders, two mowers, half a
down ploughs, barrows, scarifier*
seed drills, potato digger and numbers
of other labor saving appliances. A
•team thresher, lateat Improved witb
Si-Inch cylinder, bad heen ordered from
Racine, Wisconsin, and was expected
to arrive any day. Asked as to the
reason why be purchased American
made fata machinery Mr. Sidley replied that tha high customs duty did
not appear to make any difference In
the high prices charged by Canadian
manufacturers, 10 after having for
some time loyally supported the Canadian manufacturing Interests he had
eventually decided lhat since nol withstanding the high duty there is no
saving In money In buying Canadian
implements, he might Just as well
take advantage ot tbe improvements
and labor-saving devices and the gen<
end excellence characterising the
American machines and implement*
Whilst there is comfort in the house
accommodation at tk* Sidley ranch no
attempt has la-en made at building
display, m»-n, beasts, and machines are
all housed with due regard to the
winter's climate, but nn money ha.
been spent simply for appearances.
Between his farm oversight and hh
duties as Justice of the peace, postmaster and customs officer, Mr. Sidley
Is a busy man. Yet he finds time tobe
hospitable notwithstanding the rather
heavy demands made upon Ma gener-
nslty in this direction.
...    '	
B. C. Pratt at Winnipeg.
British Columbia fruit ia fast
ibg prominence as heing of eltraoedin
ary sixe and of deliciuus flavor, Perhaps no province in tha Dominion can
claim superiority over British Columbia when all the qualities ihat an
requisite to perfection in any variety
of f 1 uit is concerned. Nova Scotia has
long lieen tained as a producer of a
superior quality of apples 1 Ontario li
noted for her excellent, grape*, hut It
ia doubtful If British Columbia doe.
notexcell In both of tbeaa varieties of
fruit. Speaking of the exhibit sent to
the Winnipeg Horticultural exhibition
recently, Ihe Manitoba Free Press saysi
When British Columbians under-
lake to do a thing they do it well, and
when it wa. decided to demonstrate
to tbe people of Winnipeg the capabilities of their province in the .matter
»f fruit-growing tbey spared no expense In getting up a representative
exhibit nt the nort iculioral snow,
The section allotted to tbe Pacific prov.
ince was crowded last evening by Interested spectators and the gentlemen
in charge, Messrs, Metcalfe and Palmer, were kept husy answering qniis-
tions and giving general information
about, the various parts of British Columbia where fruit, is grown. Thelong
rows cf luscious looking peaches,
plums, pears, apple* nnd cherries is
certainly an object lesson lhat »hould
prove valuable to tbe public uf Meal*
lohii and also tn ihe wholesale produce
dealers, ll isa wonder why any fruit
from the south is ever imported lo
Manitoba when such excellent fruit
can he grown so near tn the consuming
real res. But with improved packing
methods and iMapbttation Ncilitlee
kept up to the traffic no doubt tbe
British Columbia fruit will soon die-
place the foreign article. One of the
special? interesting feature* of the
British Columbia exhibit are the long
branches rut tram plan and cherry
trees, showing the growing and ripened fruit.  The branches are in heavily
len lhat sane early visitors wero
skeptical aa to tbeir being natural, one
woman going ao for aa to declare ah.
knew they were "Juet tied oa,"
■ s I
A Cowardly Writer.
Some pessimistically inclined Individual from tbe Similkameen, signing
himself ••Liberal," ha* made a cowardly attack on W, A. Ualliher. M. P.,
through the eolumns of tbe Rossland
Miner. Whoever the Individual may
be, he is taking a very short sighted
policy indeed in endeavoring to remedy
the evil that exists at tbe present
time In the matter of lack nf postal
facilities between various points In tha
Similkameen dlstriet. To publish a
letter of the nature tbat appeared in
the Miner is a gron insult 10 Mr.
Ualliher. His constituency is a Urge
one, and no man can do it Justice, even
If be were tn spend the portion of the
year not occupied by parliamentary
duties at Ottawa, In visiting the different towns and districts InOuded within it. limits. Il Is generally admitted
that the postal depart ment haa overdone the thing in curtailing expenses,
and it is one of tbe moat difficult problem* tbat a member haa to deal with
to obtain any conca**loni trom that
department. It. is a regretted fad
that the postal facilities of the Similkameen are entirely inadequate, hat
they are no worse than they are in
many other parte of the province. It
Is foolish for an Individual living in
tha Similkameen to imagine for a
moment that because he is living ina
district of great possibilities that the
Dominion government is going to
ignore Ihe dem.inds of older and, at
the present time, more Important
places, and furnish a mail route to
every little Jerk-water point In tha
Similkameen. The people nf tha
Similkameen are deserving of some
recognition in the matter of increased
postal facilities, hut that recognition
will never he obtained by writing;
letters to a newspaper, reflecting upon
the member for the district. Mr.Oatli-
her haadonemtirhforhla constituency,
and if the wants of that district an
brought to his notice in tbe manner in
which they should he, there Is every
reason to believe such requests will
teeeive his earnest attention and ardent support, bat to have them presented by an individual and In tha
cowardly manner adopted hy tbe person signing himself Liberal will hut
am the chance* uf ohtaining tha
increased mall facilities so much desired, and Instead of directing public
sentiment against Mr. Galliher, as it
evidently Liberal's intention, all that
sentiment wHI I* directed against tha
writer signing himself Liheral, but
who la doubtless a dyed-in-the-wool
conservative, seeking halm for his
wounded feelings, aa a result of last
A. C. Flumiiierfelt, assistant general
anager of the Oranhy Company, wa*
here lately with a party uf Eastern
Townships' Bank officials, who am
visiting tbe larger mines aud the smelters of ibe Boundary, These were J.B.
McKlnnnn, of Hherbrooke, Quebec 1
W, L. Ball, of Ricbuioml. Quebec 1 and
Wn. Spier, manage* nf the hank*,
nraach at Orand Forks.
Mayor Naden has returned to Oreenwood flow a badness trip to California.  '"•;
O. H. Herb-y, of Minneapolis, la being ritown artnind the mines liy D. A,
Holbrook, aflat having visited a number nf Slocan properties.
The Oreenwood smeller now In toll
Mast la reported to be doing excellent
work again, putting through a high
dally average quantity of nre which I*
of a generally belter quality than that
received from the Mother Lode mine
before its ore quarries were so well
opened up as they are now. Earlier a
larger proportion nf surface rork had
tn be sent down to gel it out -of th*
way, hut now that the working* are
well into the solid rock a marked Improvement in average grade ot or* la
The visit* daring tbe past few daya
nf representatives of several mining
machinery manufacturers.is regarded ,
aa indicative of an exception that time,
in tha Boundary are Improving. Tbey
certainly are, and the machinery men
evidently think so to or they would
not he seeking new business In th*
Mra. Annie Larkln, who during tho
husy times of railway construction
built tbe Larkln House in Oreen .rood,
and who bad for several yuan previously nam In the restaurant business
hare, died on Monday and was l-uried
Wednesday. She was a very active
and energetic woman until some
months ago when a paralytic stroke
lay bar aside and since then she ha*
hen a helpless invalid, tbe greater
part of the time a patient in ihe Oreenwood hospital.
Boundary Ore Shipments.
The tonnage of ore shipped by the mines of the Boundary
District during 1901, and for the eight months of 1902, is
as under:
1901        1902
Old Ironsides and Knob Hill group 231,762 215,079
Mother Lode  99*548 74<°9»
B. C 47.5-7 3.010
Sunset      800 4,520
Winnipeg , .....   1,040 785
King Solomon       850      	
Snowshoe    1,731 3.M
No. 7      665 482
Jewel       3*5 »."75
Golden Crown  625
Sundry small shipments    2,500 1,380
Totals 386,738     306,046
Shipments during 1900 totalled 97,837 tons; during
the year 1901, to December 31st, 386,738 tons, and during
eight months of 1902, 306,046 tons, making an aggregate of
790,631 ions pit PtepalcV
C. M. CKOUSK Mitnr *Wl Pr^riela^
Published weekly at MMivu)■, Bi 0.
SiibMriptloB prlco, tl «i pur milium, payable
In mdviuia;, cither yearly or Imlt yearly at tno
option uf tile HiibacritHJi'.
Advertising rotes Mint on application.
thc twopercenlnix iin the «roS*i output of minus lliisliil#ly bi-en themhjeii
of a good deal of discussion in I he press
and els-wlinrf. Opinion may dilfer as
to the effect of this lax upon the min
Itxg industry, hut, iiiohi people will ii«ree
thut it was unwise foil the government,
to impose it at a time when capital was
necking investment, in the    mines.of
this province at a stage of their devel
opulent when little or nn returns in the
shape of dividend* could be expected.
"But we must hnve revenue," the government aay, if we reuinve this tax We
must impose it. on   something  else.
The suggestion hns heen made thai an
additional  tax he placed upon crown
grunted  mineral   claims, and th»t in
lieu nf $100 worth iif work now required
to  he dune annually  upon mineral
claims, $80 he required in work anil
the hnlance in  cash: in  olher words
take the. burden off the rich man and
putit upon the poor num. an idea th/tl
cannot claim any origitiafitv in its conception, for it is hn old ns the hills nnd
has heen put. into praotieh nil down the
ages.   The Hon. E. 6. Prior is reported
to have snid that he favored this mode
of relief, yet  we  do  nut heliuve the
suggestion will lie noted upon'by the
government.   In all ihesedwrunslnns,
it does not seem t-i have occurred to
anyone that possibly  the revenue of
the province, derived from different,
sources, is not.in all cases, judiciously
expended j that there may lie leakage*
in the provincial trei'u'itry.i which it
would bc desirable, In the public .inter-
■eats, io stop at the earliest possible
moment;   If there are such, it, will
readily be admitted thai  it would be
better to stop them'than   to impose
fresh burdens upon the people, and
further it might lie possihle to remove
some of the taxes already imposed.
During the session of the legislature
in 1898 an act wns passed entitled :"An
Act    lespectihg the  Department nf
Landa and Works, dividing said department into two brunches consisting
of the binds Branch and the Works
Branch," the former to be under the
charge of Ihe Deputy Commissioner,
and the latter under an official called
the Chief Engineer, who had charge of
all  roads  hridges  nnd  olher  puhlic
works.  This wus, no doubt, intended
as a reform measure, nn improvement
upon the old system in vogue under
the Turner and  preceding   governments i the results thereof to la- belter
puhlic works, more economically con
ilrucled, .Thil a. st-lii   has  been in
fora nearly four) ear*, and a review
of its practical application*'is now fn
Older.   It may he mentioned that the
Hon. F. Cartei'Cotton,   then Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works
was the author of. tho Act, arcording
ti his own statements.    Before this
time there whs attached to ihe Department of Lands and   Works, un
official known as the  Puhlic' Works
Engineer, whn devoted hi* attention
to the larger public woiks requiring
professional skill, while minor puhlic
works such . as " roads Into mining
camps.' and hridges over'small si reams
were in charge of enmpt-tent local men
of intelligence and a thorough know*
ledge of  local ci'iidi| ions autiiiii under
instructions from the Uold Commissioners,   Government     Agents   and
Assistant Commissioners throughout
the province.   When, during thuraiii-
paign of 1808, the lale Jos. M. Martin
was soliciting the vote uf the elector*
of Boundary Creek and vHriity, they
asked him  to   use  his 'influence,  if
elected, to have included in the estimates a sufficient sum of money to
construct u rond up the West Fork of.
Kettle River unit a bridge ovei  the
same river near its mouth.   Mr. Martin
succeeded    ill   Inn ing  $5,1X10 appropriated for the. West Fork road lmd
$1,000 for the Kettle Hiver mod. These
Munis were uf course insufffcl'uli atirt
Mr. Miirtin explained that, theie were
so many culls upon the government for
assistance to roads ami bridges, that
no more could he obtained,   Iu April
1808 F. C, Gamble who was appointed,
Olilel Engineer-under the new (reform)
Ad, was sent down by the Chief Commissioner Hon,   F.  Carter Ciiltirn lo
select a sight fnr a   bridge over  lhe
West  Fork   of  Keltic  tin'r,  which
averages about HO feel in width, and is
fordiible for nine months in  ihe year,
and, of course   ptvsiniiil   many   for
iiiitlaiilti engineering difficult )*•-*,  After
selecting the bit" I ni' the hridge, lhe
Chief Engineer in**, njtwl a ferry-bout
buill the year before under inslriiitioiis
from L. Norris, As.-isUinl. Couunismoii-
er, This vessel, tlm.ikIi it hud heen in
comiiu-ision for title year only was condemned as iHiscnivi.t Ihy, mid a Itrgei
vessel of different, model wns ordeiiid
to lie I ullt. The governiuenl furnished
a wire cable, but right here an e'rtlSr
wns made, whether hy the government or some ship cliatullei" or shipwright, is not known, fm- proper tack'
ling was pruviued, but instead tile
tackling used on Ilie condemned vessel
built by the defunct Turner govern
ment wseatIrHcheil io the new vissel.
which broke away one tine morning in
midstream to Uu'ureal jieiil ufltsliv
ice nod went down river neverto return
.Tin-/oiiilemned bunt wax again put ii
into comiiijsKioii and made many daily '-
trips wil lioul accident ont il tbe sea-
«nu dosed. Now what was the cosl uf
thi*'boat and tlie expenses connected
therewith we do not know, hut we
suppose not les* than $300. This we
will call economy Nn. 1. Ahout, the
snine lime Scott iMcH.ie was employed
hy the government to select routes for
roads up the West Fork of Kettle
river antl Kettle river nt u cost of
ahout $100. Though C. JR. Shaw CE.
of Oreenwood, has staled that the
work dune liy Scott McRae, taken as
Hwhole, cannot beiinpioved upon.in nu
inslanie bus anyone in the employ of
lhe government followed those routes.
Tbis we will cull economy Nn, 2. During Ihis •eason Louis Christ in u of Vir-
non wa* employed by the government
io build ii. road from Rock Creek up
Ketlle river. Mr. Christian did good
work, hut for some reason the govern*
muni did not want tu expend the $UO00
appropriated hy the legislature, since
they limited hi* crew lo 12 men at $2
perdu jii Times being good and work
plentiful, it was difficult, to get capable
men at these wage*, so t hat. t lie crew
averaged ahout 9 men. It. was im
l-ossil-le to expend $9,0011 in one short
season with tbi* crew, nnd though this
amount was appropriated fur roads, it
was evidently i .served for some other
purpose, prohahly for the Howe Truss
bridge afterward* constructed al the
site selected by F. C, Gamble at a cost
of $4,500, which bridge-builder* say
can he duplicated for ahoul half thut
amount. This bridge tbe finest on the
Kettle river was completed several
years ago, ln this outlying district,
and today there is not a road beyond
it ill to haul a heavy loud over, This
we will call economy No. ii. In the
spring of WOO, W. 8. Fletcher and his
associates, who, we understand, hailed
from Victoria,' B. <!., wanted to hnoni
a place called Canyon City, situated at
tlm mouth of Canyon creek, Kettle
river. They built a road trom a point
near Westbridge to Canyon Ciiy, a
distance of about 18 miles. This was
a fairly good road, and Mc. Fletcher
took a saw-mill to Canyon Oily over it.
This saw-mill was afterwards hauled
hack which was about the only heavy
load taken over this road. Though
ihis mad wa* built to promote private
interests, Ihe government Of Briiish
Columbia re-iinliiirsed them for their
oiiilny to the extent of $4.S0O. There
was no popular agitation fur tbis road,
not a family ever living on Kettle
riverahuve Westbridge. There wns
not and is not a prodiu-itigiiiine in thnt
section of the country ; in the whole
distance there is only one. cultivated
ranch, The rond is lined til some extent by deer hunters, who slaughter
these animals in a wholesale way in
and out nf season, for conveying their
meat tu niaiket. No Chief Engineer
nor Civil Engineer had anything to
do with tbe construction of Ihi* mad
that is,' no engineering work wa* dune
ou this road : they routined their operations to lhe West Fork,of Kettle
river. This we will call economy No.4.
The legislature of 1G0O appropriated
$8,000 for the completion Of the Wesl
Fork road, an amount altogether too
small, but U* usual, theie was no more
money tn spare, Sometime during the
summer C, M, Shaw (), B„ nf Greenwood, received a message from Vic
toriato proceed np l he West Fork of
Kettle river to survey a route fur a
wagon mad, He proceeded and was
the head of a long procession of IiiIkh-
eK'timekeeper* and others principally
'front the city of Uruenwiiod.. He un
dertook'to survey a route up the oust
side Of the Wesl Fork. This, however,
did nut suit a certain Mr, Thru-ton, of
England, and afler Mr. Shaw had surveyed about five miles of the route,
down came F. C. Gullible from Victoria,'to look into the matter. He, iu
his wisdom, ordered Ml-. Shaw to come
back'and to follow a ronie that neces
siliited bridging the river hi at least
.thrife plai'e*. Several foremen with
crew* nf •nen then commenced construction work. Some of these foremen did good wnrk, hut dne uf them
mimed Hr.yn.iil. who wa* an American
undertook to remove the side of a
mountain, nn1 hy faith, but with steel
nnd powder purchased wiih the money
of British Columbialux*|iayet'n. Many
men have looked at the wm ksince that
time, and wondered whnt object he
had in view, some think he wo*
working for lim Ilill, olhers for the
(!. P. It, hula more plausible theory it
ihal Mv. Hryani was a populist, who
believed that n government could issue
its "Hut" and make money, and since
Mr. (liiiuble hud staled that theie was
plenty nfmoti-ty ul, Victoria for the
more expensive route, t.i iai a few cord*
had lieen inuiniriielured fur this special
purpose. At any rate the appropriation of $8,000 was spent ill a very sliurt
time, ami about $7,000 in addition, lie.
fore the government could stop them,
lt is said that ahoul six miles of road,
hi section here and there, wiib Iniilt. liy
l he different foremen. Nowhere is a
simple ipiii.tion in arithmetic ; if W.S.
Fletcher without the assistance, of au
I'tiginciVc could Imilil 18 miles of road
for l}l,uU0,(and it did not fills! that sum)
on the main Kettle river, what would
il cosl, to build six miles oil the We.-t
Fork of Kettle i iver wiih the assistance
of a Chief Engineer and ' a Civil Kn.
ginen•? Ans. $15,000. This wc will
call ecniiomy No, 5, An'other question
iii: why should they iieed engineers ou
the West Fork and inimt oh the inuin
Keltic river, Imth being government
roads? Thus ive Hnd Ihut hIioiiI. $25.
OOOhesi; been spent un   the  road   he
tween Ruck Creek and Beaverdell
nclnding tbat for the hridge, and ax-
cluiUng ibat for the main Kettle rivar,
at i be same time l here is nn doubt hot
ihat Louis Christian or John Lindsay
or any other competent man could
have huilt. a good road between tbeee
points for about $18,000, and that is
not all, it Will take fully $10,000 to
complete the road up the east side of
t he West Fork and at least $20,000 to
huild it liy crossing and re-crossing lhe
river.' If the road had been constructed two or three years ago (and it
would have been under any common
sense system) there would be a prosperous mining camp on tbe We«t Fork
piodiicing a good revenue for the provincial treasury. In place of Ihis we
have a section of the country almost
deserted, pre-emptions and mineral
claim* abandoned, where there were
twenty families on the West Fork,
there i* now one, and many of these
have removed from tbe province. Tiie
withdrawal of Ihe superintendence of
these minor public works from local
official* and giving it to an official in
Victoria was wrong iu principle, taking
away about the nnly automony enjoyed by the people outside of muni
cipalities, and most disastrous, we believe in practice. That official would
have ihe gift, of organisation and
executive ability in a high degree, indeed, who could superintend every
road and ferry and other minor work*
in the remote paits of this province
w here condit inns are constantly rhang
ing, biit, we think a little more strenuous effort, might have been made along
the lines of honesty, intelligence and
common sense. Instead of tinkering
at parts of our governmental system,
it is probable that the whole system
should he revised and remodelled to
conform to modern ideas. We need
new methods, aa well a* new men, our
met hod* being, in some cases, relics o
crown colony days, and our men are
steeped in old ideas. We need reform
and reformer*.
OwyiKM Dutnct.
August Sth, mil
ot I Intend
tUSas WW** nir ■*,,»>»""
cissol Bsei-re/ed mounii
. _s,Usr«i tr8««. «Und B_,''ti-_
•e»t rf-eoiloa *. To«*»hip K
Harvesters and thrasher* who nre
heavy consumer, uf Chewing Tobacco,
will And
much more wholesome than the rank
tobaccos of the past, As only pure ingredient* enter into the manufacture
of this brand, it can l« used with perfect security. Valuable presents can
also he obtained by saving tbe Snow-
shoe Tags, whirh are on every ping.
The time for the redemption of Snow*
shm Tags has been extended to
Jan. ist, 1904.
A familiar name for the Chicago,
Milwaukee ft 8i. I'aul Railway, known
all over the Union as the Greal Rail
way running the "Pioneek Limited'
trains every day and night lietween St,
Paul and Chicago, and Omaha and
Chicago,,'*The only perfect train* in
the world." Understand: Connec
tions are made with ALL Transcontinental Lines, assuring to passengers
the best service knowu. Luxurious
coat-he*, electric light*, steam heat, of
a verity equaled by no other line,
See that your ticket rend* via "The
Milwaukee" when going to any point
in the United States or Canada. All
ticket agent* sell t hem.
For rates pamphlet* or other Intor
matioii, uddress,
R. L. Ford. H. S. Rowb,
Tr»v. Puss. Agt.
Uenernl Aaimt,
Seib       ,
Price Marker*
Printing  Wheel*
Band listing snd
Stssi pi
Check     Perfer-
Rsbber Type
Printing Preiiei
Etc., Etc.
Durham Bulls, Fresh Calved
Cows, Cows in Calf, Steers
and Heifers, Boar Pigs, Sows
and Young Pigs, Sheep and
Poultry, Saddle and Pack
Ponies.   Apply to
1 l/i miles from  Midway, or
Dispatch office.
St.Phal, Math, fllnneapoH*. Chkaio
Through Psbuie snd Tourist Sleepers
Dining and Bolfet   Smoking  Library Cnri
Kor Rats*, KoMen and Kull Information,
H.BRANIiT,r..P.fcT. A.. <
KM W. Riverside Avenue,
Hpokane, Wash.
A. E C. DBNN18TON.H. VV. P, A.,
8KATTI.K, Wash.
On 18 th Inst., -omewhere between 1. 0,
Mi'Mvnn's mneh and MMway, on* logging
chain.   Kindor will-oblige by leaving st -this
THK partnership heretofore exlatlng be
tween tho ondoMlgunl iw Saw Mlllem
uniler lln- mime nf l,ct-*t|n*i) I! Power*, In Mid*
xx;xy, li. |!„ Hnd Oramt Korku, 11. C, la hereby
ilinrjih dl li)- minimi eminent. All debt* owing
In Ilur Mill war Sawmill are lo be paid to Win
Powont of Miilway. II. ft, who will coiiliinio
thu Mlilwny InminoKH am! Hitlnfy all clnim*
nidiliixl tlm nnlil liu-inew, A'l debts owing to
liu; firiinil Korku Sawmill nru lo Iw paid to II.
l_q-liiio. of (Iraml Knrks, B. ft, who will continue the Urand -orkHliu-lncwanil -ati-fr all
clalniH ogaliivt the <1 r .nd Kork* mill.
Witness JAfen'Jl-qi-lwiN.
Dated at Midway tblitth o>y sl Sept.. MM,
Gommepeial Job Printing
— AT	
Certificate of Improvements.
Carrying His Hajesty's Hails
Will leaye MIDWAY on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, at 8.30 a. m., arriving at
CAMP McKINNEY at 5 p.nv
Returning will leave CAMP McKINNEY on
Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a. m.,
reaching MIDWAY at 1.30 p. m„ and making con
nection with the train going east at 2:55 o'clock,
the beat of aooomtitodatlon for
tho oonvenlonoo of tho
travelling publlo.
Headquarters for Railroad,
First Class Livery Stable in Connection with Hotel,|
S. A. CROWELL, Prop.
CARRIAGE AND SIGN PAINTING.   BfeydB Bepalriig nd Suiiw
Bins Bau. Mikirai, Cum.
Sltosts ta lbs Osoiraes Mining Division of
Tata lilstrlsu   Whsrs  UeaMd s-Kru-
icp HomiuUn*
TAKK NOtICK Ihst I. Chsrles de BIoIh
Orson, sssgent lor Ooo-votl. PowslUreo
minors corllttcsto No. union, »rd for Rrsn
MerrU, Ir** mlstm oertlfloato No. «II70
Intend Hint)' dsvt from tho dste horoof, to apply to the Mining Kooonlor for a Cortiflcato
of ImtmH-emcmln. for the purpone of iibtalnliiir
a Crown Urant of tlm abovo olalm.
And farther lake notico that action, under
•eotlon 87, maul be ooinmenowl before 'holum*.
ance of such certlflcate of improvements.
Dated thin 90th day c f July, UW.
«o C. nttl. ORKKN.
Tmk Mams
«ASBsrBi** ^^t__*t*mdtmt9ik
atesrtaln oor
MUN, Wtt_NtS
(whether an
.   Connnsnlea.
book on Patents
•pney for Men-Ira muiiii
Scientific fltntrican.
A hantfmmelr llltintrated weekly. Immt clr.
" "SUSWIURl*.^-""""
Pn lliBisssMr,
- nwmmrrrinr .unwinum, WVVRIJ,    ,.  ., 	
ftilxliHi „( anr vniillSt kaarnel.   Termi. W a
nari fonrmontb*,!!. MM by ill newulealara.
Boundary Falls Hotel
~   t                   ==s
This hotel Is centrally loeated and is a stopping: place for stage
lines.   Oood stabling on the premises.
Only tKe choicest brands of Wines, liquors,
and Gigars at tKe Bar.
Horse Shoeing a Specialty
All Rinds of Work Executed to the Satisfaction of rustomers!
^T^ N
A new building, well furnished. Everything new and first-class. Only the choicest Wines, Liquors and Cigars kept in
stock. Every convenience, furnished thc
traveling public.    Bus meets all trains.
I ,'■
•___, LUCAL 1M» I'M • mv • •
Ij1. M. Kerby, P. L. 8,, went over  to
n'nd Forks today.
I Miss Madge McBwen, of LetlihHdge,
J visititiB xWPj A. V,  Mesker.
Ip. McOillis is spending a few weeks
thisrsnch aliove Kock Oreek.
lodoher lflth has lieen iiHlcikllv nn*
Lnced as the date for Tlianksgivinp;
I Mrs, A. Wenrick leaves this week
tr Victoria, where she spend the win*
1, with her daughter.
I Conductor .1. Irvine Isatciln nn the
fan over the Uoluiuliia k Western he-
keen here and Nelsnn,
I J. Brent, who went out to Souili
Ltricn with the Inst cnntiiigeiit, returned tn Midwuy today, Innking
Lme the worse for his experience.
I A. (!. Mesker, who has heen conduct*
i the Cnluuiliia ft Western ever
Inui' the rond was first operated, is
l>w acting as trainmaster in the ah-
fence of J. 8, Lawrence, who is on an
(tended trip to the east,
I H. Ntiouss and 8. Benennan have
leturned from a trip up the West
fork, where they went partly Jh Search
I game, but like many otheis, saw no
|eer and got only a few birds.
W. H. Korris returned on Saturday
oui Nelson where he went to meet
, Kirkland Sen., Mrs. Kirkland
, and daughter, Olgs, nf Landers,
jfho will spend a few weeks in Midwuy
i his guests.
IT. McAuley went nut on today's
Vain toaccompany J. Thornton. "Jolly
ck" to The Old Mens' Home, Kam-
Oops, Mr, McAuley, who is president
the Old Timers1 Association, of
»hich organiisntion Jolly is a member,
i heing sent by the unsocial ion as com
hiiny for the old man while on his
rney to Kamloops, this prohahly
feeing the last opportunity they will
have of showing a little kindness li,
ithe old timer.
J. P.Keane, Superintendent of the
jCnribno, Camp McKinney, drove down
Midway last weak accompanied
Mr*, Purvis, sister of James Hunt
Icr, who was seriously injuied in the
Icitrilsin mine on llth inst., nnd wns
laflerwards taken to the Oreenwood
■ Hospital, It is learned that Hunter Is
(slowly making progress towards re-
I-uvery, the broken thigh bone knitting
land the crushed ankle showing iiuli-
■cations of yielding tn the skilled (real
Itni'iitof Dr. Spankie. Under the uir-
Iciiiiislances it is unlikely that tin- in
I jiu-iil Muni will he taken tn Spokane.
I for miruical treatment, ns bud lieen
I contemplated, since he appears to be
I doing well enough in Dr. Spankie's
1 humls.
The Montreal k Boston Company's
| Sunset mine, at which work was re
I sinned last week, afier the temporary
shutdown caused by the recent short*
ave in the coke supply, is again ship*
I ping ore to the company's smeller al
| Houndaiy Falls.   A sufficient output
of nre is heing maintained to supply
I the requirements of lhe smelter above
! iU receipts of custom ores, and at the
same lime sn active policy of further
development is heing inslituted at (be
mine. Before sinking the main shaft
deeper and doing olher development
wnrk, however, the diamond drill will
he used freely on the lower levels, drill
ing both tlownwnrdti and laterally, so
as to locate the ore bodies and iissist in
determining where sinking u- cross-
cutting may be done to the liest advantage.   Two of the directors, J.   N.
Greenshields and A. A. Munroe, both
of Montreal, arrived in Oreenwood lasl
Thursday,   A second furnace is fo be
put in the company's smelter so as in
accommodate the larger output of the
Sunset mine,
J. Kiikup, assessor and collector for
the Rossland district, came in ou Saturday's train and will remain until tomorrow. Mr. Kirkup's district extends as far west as Itock Creek and
while here is going nver the country
from there to points east of Midwuy,
fiuniliariring himself with ihe ilitlVr-
ent ranches and noting any obahges
that have recently taken place, so ilinl
he will he in a position to intelligibly
assess the different holdings Included
in his districl, Mr. Kiikup does not
hase his knowledge upon observations
biken while passing along the road,
hut visits each individual ranch, going
into the moat remote part* of his territory, thereby becoming familial-with
svery detail In connection with levying
»tax on the real value of the property
•tidtoa certain extent doing away
with the necessity of holding a Court
of Revision or al least lessening the
number nf complaints that are tt'ual.ly
presented at such a time, Had this
district herelufore received Iho careful
attention that isnow being pnid tin It
ny the present assessor, nnti'li annoyance would have been saved the tax
payer and hundreds of justified onm
plaints entered by Ihem nu account nf
blundering ,,,.,.m.fi committed while
this district was included in the Hoik
Oreek district, would never have been
necessary. Mr. Kiikup bus been In
'hecinployof the Provincial government for over 21 years and In the early
history of the Kootenays to use «
street expression, was "the whole
thing," and many good stories are told
of how he dealt out justice with credit
U) himself, a saving to the government
and a decided gnod object lesson to
the culprits, Mr. Kirk up l« above
average weight, which materially
•Misled in suppressing rowdyism at a
duties and his office at ltossl.mil is one
of the hest if not the hest, producers
aiuongst its many properties • itis a
regular free milling proposition pay-
ing regular dividends, and has been
put into its preseftt shape hy .luck
Kiikup. which is sufficient guarantee
nf his estimable worth.
Mr. Cosens Senr., father of Messrs,
Cosens, general nieiihiiiits, of Camp
McKinney, got astray In the woods
iwntly and wns not found mil il ahoul,
86 hours later. The old geni.leiii.in,
who is ahout (X) years of Hge, wentout
shooting one morning, and lost his
bearings in Uie thick forest lietween
the cninp mid Anarchist Mounlain.
As be did not return in the evening
enquiries weie made and it cms feared
he had met with an accident mi one of
the rocky mountain sides character
istic of that pari, of the district. Next
Uiorning a search party scoured the
woods in all iliivctioiiH and towards
'■veiling Henry Main came upon the
wanderer sitting down near an old
deserted sawmill. He was a bit the
worse for his tramping and exposure
but quickly hrightened up after eating
some food Mr. Main carried with Ium
and di inking a little whiskey. He had
shot one bird, and this he had fed his
dog with, Hiilisisliug onlierries himself.
The dog appeared even mot* played
out, than his master, A few rifle shots
recalled ihe other searchers who returned to camp delighted to have
found the old gentleman unharmed
and not seriously effected by his unus
ual experience.
Midway was visited recently hy Tne
Empire Coronation Company. The
show was prci-edi'il hy glaring posters
that would have done valuable execution in advertising a three-ringed circus. The people were io see Martinique aud St, Pierre hefore nnd after
lhe eruption of Ml. Pelee; the Coronation iu all its grandeuV, was to he presented even more lifelike and beautiful than the original scene, The limelight was to add beauty to the occas
Ion without detracting from the realistic appearance, and just to please
those who might prefer to feast their
yes on historic scenes of more local
interest, theie were In he a number of
let urea of th living variety, of Ver
nie immediately after the lale disaster.
Last Init not least a number of musical ed songs were to he given as a
pleasant windupto the evening's enter
laiiiineiit. They were lo bring mil
negro melodies so soft and sweet that
tbey would melt Upon exposure to the
air. All we have sniil was to have heen.
hut our critic, who was there has
banded in the following: The Empire
Coronation Company appeared hefore
a large audience in McNicol's ball on
20th inst. The most noticeable feature
of the entertainment was the vast difference lietween lhe nunilier that constituted tlie audience and lhat which
formed the company, the latter con
silting uf but two men. Two men
have l>een known to put up a fairly
goial show, lint they were not the
two representing the Empire Coronation Company. Excuses are iu order
for tbe elder gentleman of the company, who was conscientious in all
that he did but couldn't do anything.
His efforts lo entertain the audience
were thwarted hy his youthful companion, who throughout the entertain'
went put his thoughts into expression
as fast as they were formed. He was
restless, and while the senior member
of the company would be telling in
flowery language of the beauties of
Martineque before the eruption, the
kid would put in a new slide representing the king in coronation robes,
which was not at all in keeping wilh
the old gentlemen's flowery announcement. The slides lieing through the
announcement was made that the
moving pictures would now he presented. The old standby Mt. Pelee
was again selected hut contrary to expectations, Mt. Pelee refused to move,
and although Ihe kid became frantic
in an effort to put it on a moving
basis, it remained as tlrni ss the
looiiiitnilis around Midway. But. a
dim vision of some indistinct object
could be seen on the canvas. The
dimness was accounled for by the fad
lhat, when the picture was taken, just
while Mt. Pelee was the most oh-
streperous, the sunset wasteinpoinvily
excluded, but why Ihe picture refused
louiovu required n reason beyond the
reason invent ing minds of the company. Various wheels on 'lie engine
were turned the light was repeatedly
chiingcil, even the kid was removed
from the platform, but all to no effect
the old standby bad gone back on
I hetti and remained a dim stationary
object, Al Inst it was discovered that
they had forgollen to remove the lasl
slid,., which was the source of the
trouble, By this lime the gas was
exhausted. A boy who suggested that
lbe machine be taken down tn Hain
-.Co's store to have it refilled, was
promptly thrown out of the window
To suggest that they remain longer
was too much for the audience. The
kid gave back the tickets and announced another show on the following Tuesday, but to the relief of the
(heater going crowd, did not keep bis
word There is tho soap grafter, the
nut shell K >n,e, the patent medicine
eendor but for all down right grafts
thai ever hit the west, the Umpire
Oorimiitlon Company stands head and
shoulders above all others,
can separate coil, from Ilie public with
tl„. ease mul gracefulness of a. pick*
The Canadian Pacific Railway has
announced the following rales in connect ion with the New Westminster
(exhibition. Tickets will tie on sale on
Mam Line between Calgary and Kamloops, and oo Okiuiicgnu Branch, on
Sept. 28th, iBItli, lltlth and Oct. 1st, good
to return until Oct. Oth. On Main
Line between Savonas and Vancouvei
ticket b will he on sale Sept. _»th, 30th,
October 1st and 2nd, good lo return
nnl il Oct. 5th, On i he Okanagan Lake
tickets will he sold on Sepi. 2<ith. 29th,
and Oct. 1st, good to return until Oct.
Di li.
Vancouver \
WostimnBtor Jc'.
Port Mimily	
Mission Junction
North llend	
Siienciw Bridge..
^allium Arm	
Six: iliKius .lllnc...
I .imillluciriowaet. ..
.lu Otaelor	
,80 Heaver Mouth.
.Iki I iiiinUil	
.".il Holden	
l.im Hallimir   	
1.11) Field	
Mill Hector-
1.8D '
I." Kuan,	
Morley ......
OkanaKiin  1/d'g,
. 18.65
. ll.ln
. 11.75
. 15.20
. 16.56
. 16.711
. 17 75
. 17.1111
. 18.20
. lO.lm
. 19.55
. 20.15
. 11.70
. 12.IW
Victoria Exhibition Oct. 7th to Uth
Passengers who hold tickets issued
as ahove, and who wish also to visit
tlm Victoria Exhibition, can have their
tickets extended for a period of eight
days on application lo the Ticket
Agents at Vancouver or New Westminster, and i upon the purchase of
lickelB to Vidtoria and return.
Percy F, Godenrath was in Midway
yesterday oo his w_tf lo the Siinilkauieen. en route from Spokane, where
he lately formed a conipany to take
overceitain coal lands in the Siniilkameen, He expects to be absent about
eight days,
It. C. Long'ey and W. T. Smith have'
taken the Republic group of mineral
claims, situate near here, on a working
lease with an option to purchase. The
group includes the Republic, Last
Chance, Hidden TreaMire and Non
Such, the last named lieing the oldeBt
mineral claim on continuous record ill
the Boundary Creek dislrict. All bave
showings of quartz ore carrying values
in gold and silver. On the Republic
there is a 100-foot incline shafl in ore
and a shnfl of similar depth on the
Last Chance with alike showing of ore
opened hy it. The Non Such has had
70() to -til feel of tunnel work done on
it on two levels following the quartz
vein, Oie will Iw shipped from the
dump as soon as arrangements shall
have lieen made with a smelter to take
il. The claims were originally located
by Mr, Smith, whn has held an interest, in the Non Such {or about 18 years.
They have lieen owned by the HepiiWIc,
Gold Mining Coinpaiiy, ot Spokane, for
several years, hut this conipany has
not done any development on them for
some time past, .',   ,
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we make the following most liberal
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Cases with handsome illuminated dials
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I  sl in vour locality to  earn  one o
hose beaut ifol watches and chain. A
' on as we receive your Idler or pos
S we xvlll send you post paid twelve
boxes together With our Illustrate,
C,t iiWucjuMl hcantifi.llvcoloredci.nl
« vour inline and iiddresH cm as our
a, !,,«■W agent, pwr in mind that
#V 11 not be asked to sell Ml ntojj
fu...; ,|,e 13 boxes and we don't want
f„y.mmI until after you have sold
Vhein Wo Lear "" •■"' MP*"86 ,""1
^Vnlvmnking this liberal ^»J»
method of advertising Dr, Arnolds
",g I, Toxin Pills. Don't delay,
vhi!',,., once and earn a.bean.lful present for yourself fort !hristma8.
5o Adelaide St. East, Toronlo.Ont.
Ghkrnw<iuu, B. C*
'--■. Notaby Politic,
Camp MoKinniy, B.C,
Dr. R. Mathison,
A. 9. Can. Soo. C. B.
Provincial Land   Surveyor
Rkndell Block, Grkknwood.
Phone SO, V. o S.
Chas. A. Webster,
Spokane.Wash.. U.S.A.   Midway, B C.
Spokane Falls &Northepn
Railway Co.
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard
Railway Co.
Red Mountain Railway Co.,
ft fi. M. Ry.,
The only all rail route between
points east, WMf'-mtd• "8011th to Rossland, Nelson, Orand Forks and Republic;. (Jonnecpi rat Spokane with tlie
Ureal Northern, Northern Pacific and
O. ll. k N. Co. for pointa east, west
and south ; connects »' Rossland and
Nelson with the Canadian Pseitic Hy.
Connects at Xelnon with the K. II. A N.
Oo. for Kiwlo anil Kloeiii* points.
Count-cm at  C»c|**.w wlih stage foe
Orisyiw-iiHl und Miilway n. ('.
llaflrt cars run on trains between
S|iukune anil Hepilbll'c.
U*vo, ,./ Arrive.
ItSS-un.. SHUKANK...'      ,M.ip.in.
lu.» tint.'.::... ROSSLAND      MO An.
„I5 via....';...'tfRLSON      8.00TWW.
il.W».p:......(gSlSK01tKs}    m¥j
_J0«,m RKPUBLIC       MJIpi,
jbs. __.. *.*x»__u_oar.
General PasMiiwcr Agent.
Spokiuii!, Wash.
Excursion   Rates
September 29th and 30th
Washington, D. C, and Return
From Rossland, Nelson, Etc. •
Correspondlinf reductions from nil smlioiis.
Parlor-Cafe Cars
nvAxnoA.xe.xa   pmon_
Unequalled in tii v. West,
Kor time tiiblos, raws uinl Hill i,i"'m™''1''"
,„ll nn in- niWrcss A. M • II All.l-.l, Auent,
Mlilwny, Or
,|.H. CARTER, K..1. IttVI.I,.
I). P. A.. A.U.T.A..
Nelson, B C      Vancouver. H.C
Certificate  of   Improvements.
Sltuilt In! tht KMtle River Mining Division of
YaleDlltrlot. Where looated : On Oraw
Mountain. Camp McKinney.
TAKK NOTICK thai I.Honrj Nlohjrtsnn.
T froo mlfiora' oortlllcaiu No, 11KB, as
nacnt or C.A Dots', true minor s cofUBoal^NJ.
nllSlll.. lntono,«bttt ilnys Irom lho dale iiwiif,
" iiiipiv to the MliiltiK ftocordorloi' a » IIImu-.
SimpMvonitiit-, lot1 tlio purpose, "f obtolnlng
a CniB'ii Orant of Ihonoovo olUml
And furthor tnko notioo Ihm iwtlort. undor
wotloii   37.   must   l,o n.niimiH'od boforo lho
iMnicfl "t snoh oorUllcsto o( improvwrtnta.
linlodihlsolhilnyof.liily.)!"'-■ 10
HKNKY NlC'llOl.SllN.
Large Stock.   Low Prices.
T.   TOL.   O-XTX-X-.B^Sr   Ss   CO.,
Stage Line.
The undersigned is running ;i DAILY STAGE between
Greenwood and Curlew via Midway. Stage will leave Greenwood at 6:30 a. m„ arriving in Midway at 7:45 and at Curlew
in time to connect with the train for Spokane due 10:4 5 returning
will leave Curlew at 5 p. m., upon arrival of jnconling train,
reaching Midway at 7:30 p. m. and Greenwood at 9 p. rn.
Will connect with Meverhoff's Stage from all points West.
J. H. TYRRELL, Proprietor.
Midway Livery, Feed k Sale Stable
Seventh Street, Midway,
Opposite Crowell's Hotel.
J. H. Tyrrell,   -   Proprietor.
md flats for Sale. - Bus Meets all Trains.
General Transfer and Dray Business.
mrytmttyi''-'^*'^.x:r,:AM   T_*    ■ '■'
■..:■:.tt" a9H j-mrnncm
Rock Creek, B. C.
S.T, LARSEN, Prop.
HlnpiiiiiK pliice fm'Singes to
mill Iiiiui all Hiiiiiiiliuy
Orefk iiuiiits.
Gocd AeeonnoWon for the Traveling Pule, '
•   •    •
It wfll be tlie iKt mptri-
iot Bailway Ceitre _i the
hterior of British Main.
It is io the eeitre if i
rieh lining, St«_-Hiisi_f,
Buebiog, Gardeniif, liu-
fietiriBg, Cnl PniKiif,
ui Biflwiy District
Midway propeKy wl
■ike you rieh. It is nt
i speeilatioo, it is u n-
Mwiy, tha miig railway, eenereiil* whole.
aale aii uaifaeturing
eeitre ef the Kettle Biver
aii Bauiary Creek Dis-
Wets, iB8itiitei it the
onImmi at Boundary
Cnek ni little Biver.
Tha leaiiig resiienee
tiwi hi the emtry, with
ii aiflOnt dime, pure
witir apply, aid sur-
naaiei hy rieh agrieul-
tini Ini
:*) St John t-U.-i.---t,
Montrwtl, P. tl
Business, residence and garden lots at low prices and on easy terms.     Send for maps, prices, and full particulars to
0. M. CROl'NK.
Agent for Brituh Oulunihiii,
Midway, B. V.
flame Laws.
It la lawful to ijhixit Rvur m follow* {Antes Inclin-ur):
September 1 to Dwember 14—ther,
buck or din*: mountain -{uM. inouiitain
»hi-i'p (rain.)
Septfiiibfr 1 lo December 81— Cari-
boil ; elk, wapiti, (hull): grtmee of all
kind*, including prairie chicken*! hare;
mooie, (hull),
S'-ptpmltrrl lo Fehniarjr28— Bittern;
dink, all kinds; hewn ; meadow lark,
November 2 lo March 81— Braver,
land ntter, marten.
Ir. in unlawful tu nhnnt or destroy al
any time i Bird* living on noxiou* In*
Bei-t*; English blackblrdi; i-arihou,
cow or calf; chaffinch ; deer, fawn
under twelve month*: elk, wapiti, row
or calf under two yeiuv; gull; linnet ;
moose, row or ealf under twelve
mouth*; mountain »heep, ewe or laiuli;
Knglinh |iartrldge ; phessanta, ow-k or
hen, except ai hereinafter provided ;
qu.iil, all kind*; roliiu* (farmera only
■i.ny ihoot theie in garden* lietween
June 1 and Sept. 1); ikylark, ihnu-h.
It I* unlawful to Imy, »ell or expuae
for *«le, ibuw oi adverti*eiiienl, earl-
him, bare, bull mcNme, mountain goat,
luiiiintain rain liefore October 1; deer
before September I ; nor any nf tbe
above named animal* or bird* at any
lime, except duck, blue grume, heron
ami plover during the open *ea*on.
It, ii unlawful lo kill or take inure
thim Ave carilwu in one wornm ; mure
Ui-m ten deer, or to bum them with
dug* or to kill for hide- alone ; more
(ban 260 riucki: more thnn two hull
eik ur wapiti; uio.e than two hull
iiMHiHej nmrethan Ave mountain gnat*:
more than three munnliiin ram*; or
I o take or dent roy l he eggs nf protected
bird*iitany time.
It I* unlawful lo enter land euelneed
by fence, water nr natural •ounilary,
lifter notice or if notice under Section
17 i* posted up; for mm resident* to
ibiKit without a lieeime ; fur nou real
dent Indian* to kill name at any time :
to export or tran*port in the nw
Mate, game blrrta of every kind and
iiiiinmU protected except Iwar, beavil.
marten and land titter; to u-e trip*
net*, gin*, drugged halt, «ic,,lo catrb
gm.ie liird* j to expi-ne fur vale au\
deer «iihout Its head nr bird withom
it* plumage; to uie liatterie*, *wiv
guniiw winkeii |iuiit-< in non tidal
wilier* to lake iln- k*i>r geesn : fnr un-
liueimeri nnu-reaidiiit*! to Irap oc kill
arnr heaver for'heir pelt* i In kill
y giune liiul between one hour aftei
nnet. and nhe hour hefore siinrlie ;
kill gune lilril« or aniiiial* iuiporleil
for acclimatization I'ltrpo-e*; to bu>
or Nell hi-adti uf iniiiiiitaln sheep ; ti
tiik" trout except by book and line, o
U> use miIiuuu rue ae buit.
Thiaannih baa *een a derided uu-
provemen t in general >>u*ine«* at Khob,
The reauiuption nf work at. the B. V.
mine, lituate aluait a mile aod a half
from l he lown it chiefly respon*il>l«
for ibis gratifying change for the
he' let. Ahou' 70 men are now employed at the B. C. mine which li
•hipping an aveiaire of 190 lo HO trm
of oie a day to the Boundary Fall*
imelier. Tbi* nre to l«ing mined in
the nld working*. A prcNpeet shaft to
l-ehig «u> k on the south end of lbe B
C. claim. This to now down nearly
Hfty feet ami wme good on- ha* been
met witb in it but little to being nld
aliout it, lhe object being in avoid
raising hopes that may not be realized
shnuld the ore shoot not prove i*er*
manent. The prospect* are favorable
for its doing so, however.
The Jewel to still shut down, but it
to hoped ibat the arrangements for
sgain shipping ore, reported a» having
been mentioned in Vancouver by W.
Work Slater, a director of the Jewel
company, tn the effect that he hoped a
contract would he closed for shipping
from XMHO to 80,000 tons, vill. shortly
lie made and men put tn Work in the
mine once more. The Jewel I* too
good a property, fnun a din rid pnint
of view, to he allowed to remain un-
worked. When a mine i* known to
bave a larttequantity of ore that can
easily he mined and treated at a profit
those inlere*ted in tbe Welfare of the
diotrict feel much regret at seeing it
clmed dnwn fnr any consideralile
l-nif'h of tlm".
Hen Wanted as * *
tTo Mil for the Iai*• Foothill narwrlM. Applications should bottled at turn, fflfhut wigw
pold,|MrmanoBtpIaooMsnradtotho right mon.
Wo fturnuh gaarantaad stock commanding hig host tooti-
monlali from British Columbia Inspectors.
Stone & Wellington.
Do your Children
Of course tbe; do. It it their'
wsy of learning and it ia yonr duty
to answer. Yen nay need a dictionary to aid yon. It won't answer every que*lion, bnt there are
thousands to which it will giro yon
trne, clear and definite answers,
not about word* onlv, hat about
tbingi, the inn, machinery, men,
placet, itorice and tbe like. Tben,
too, the children can find their
own aniwon. Some of onr
greatest men hare ascribed their
power to study of tbe dictionary.
Ot conrse you want tho beat die-
tionary. The most critical prefer
tke Mew and Knlarged Edition of
If yen hart any jutttient
about it mil* tu.
h O. MIMIAM 00,
Northwestern Mess College,
Leading Business Training Sehool
or THI
Business, Shorthand and Typewriting, Civil
Service, Normal, Telegraphy.
Our (tttdent* hold the record nf the United 8Ute* for prohVlenejr io
Biifbie** nnd Civil Hertrlce hmnchm.  Bend for catalogue.
E. H. THOMPSON, B. S„ Principal.
The Midway Sawmill
Riverside Nurseries
Orand Fork*, B. C.
Home-frown, thrifty. aeellmaUiod trceo and shrubs,
Currents, Rispborries, Strawberries, etc
A line assortment of Maples and other shade trees,
Roses, Lilacs, Hedge Plants, other ornamentals.
The motet of *uccw- In planting, ii, first-Io (retire Rood itock,
raronn—to plant m coon •* po**ible after it i* dug.
Trees obUM rnp m unery en ke pUitei it
'  IMwiytws days liter (key ire Ji*.
Prleo Hat, an4 tall Information promptly given.
One of the Best Equipped Hotels in
the Boundary. Everything First Class.
J. W. NELSON, Proprietor.
All kinds of ROUGH and DRESSED LUMBER,! ^ BEST brands of liquors, cigars
Band sawingand job work done to order
Lancashire House,
'• • •
The undersigned having re-opened this well-
known and comfortable hotel invites the
patronage of all old customers and the public
Farnaco.heated and comfortably tarnished rooms.
6PBMwood^Hri6wf Tia IHwiy Sitge ±SX2B
upon li* arrival In th* evening, while change of hone* I* bring n-nd*
.  Mrs. Dowding, Proprietress.
f\  SteBfi*


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