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 int ADVANCE.
Vol. XVI, Ho. 9.
MIDWAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 1902.
$2.00 per Year.
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Etc.
BARBtniB, Solicitor,
OlIKKNWOOIl. D, 0.
■j  NICHOLSON,
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REAL ESTATE,
FINANCIAL AGENT
and MINING BROKER.
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Official Report  of  the  Department
of Mines.
Such general ivnd widespread interest
liu. Iwen shown In tlie reports of the
recent discovery of new plue.el- fields in
tills portion uf tlie famous old Cnriliiio
District, anil the demand foi- reliable
information hns hunn sn great, that
the Provincial Mineralogist set on foot
enquiries, nml. ns the result of communications fi-oni the Gold Commissioners and Mining Recorders of the
districl, together with Interviews with
mining men and nlhcisfrom lhat section, he hugs to submit ihe fallowing
us a dig.'st of such iiil'.ii-nuitioii as has
heen received liy tin; department lip
lo date :—
The news of these discoveries become
public proporty only during November
last, after the open season was over.
Ii. is as yel, therefore, rather lacking
In detail, ami is obtained from reluming prospectors, who seeiu to have, con*
S.tlcuce 111 ihe discoveries, and who,
having lived in a placer district and
seen practical operations, ought, to be
able to view the ground from a
thoroughly practically standpoint
The gfniiml in question may be
roughly described as- lying round the
head waters of the Horsefly river, and
along the western slope of the rung.'
dlvldiug the watershed of this river
from thr* watershed of the Clearwater.
The following description of the prop
. rty is believed in i e luliable.nud is given by om- of tlie parlies of prospectors
whicli luis just, returned to Ashiirufts—
Ashcroft, B. 0., 25ili .Nov., 11X11.
'Tbe Honorable
"The Acting Minister of Mines,
•'Victoria, U.V,
"SlK,—The discovery was nude by
U-n prospector-*, Al x mil-r Sun and
JWntildoi-k.Who 1-11, for lhe Horsefly
river oil apt oupriilitrg nur about tlte
1st June, 11101,   Ki-iiii, Ward's can p, on
'ho ilm-H' liy riv'-r(Jim1 above Harper's
camp), they pi-iispe. ie.1 very carefully,
Bplng tt|i all the cteeks, etc . i inptyipg
■inin the main river,   0;i i one iif tbe
streams emptying- into the iiy**n  on
i in. uoi l-!i side il.d they lind any gold
i.ut on lhe Mi R.iiley  ln-.mcli and on
Crooked river, on the south Side, the)
got good prospects, though not such
is to WHi-i'iiiit ihem in stopping there,
They therefore, coin limed  up stream
i,ll they reached the mnin forth fork,
which they  followed  up,  l.ul  found
ii.ithit.7j.   Rilurnii-.g, ti.cv then went
up  the South  fnrkj   with  v, ry   en
outraging results, so niiicli so as to in-
iluce theni lo apply for a lease of one-
half mile each,  from  the mouth  of
Campbell   creek,   up-slrenm.    They
ihen wenton upstream (getting good
prospects all the way from the Korks)
until  they   leached    Eunka  creek,
where ihey each located a claim, in
companv witli four others (Campbell
and  partners)!     As their   pfnvisions
were running short they  had  vety
little lime to prospect the ground, but
hurriedly improvised a sluice box by
felling a ttee, splitting it ill  Iwo, and
h..|lowing,itout with an axe to about
three inches deep by eight, inches wide.
Tliey Ihen sturled  shovelling in  lhe
dirt, and as a result,  for the actual
time shovelling III. tbey cleaned np at
Ihe rate of $25 per day t.i the man in
rough, course gold i f about the size ol
flaxseed,   lii addition tu this, a lot of
lhe gold must have escaped, owing to
the crude manner of working, as on
panning out the  tailings allot wards
they got several colois   in  each   pan,
aud a lot of gold was visible iu Uie in-
d> nt urcs made by the axe iu hollowing
mil Iheir rough sluice box, iu which
they had only placed six i-illl s.  After
prospecting  their    claims,  with  the
sain- result apparently all over them,
they feel cuiilldent,  lhat  Ihere Is a
heavy run of gold all through the property, and believe the claims above aud
helOW Ihem are just a* rich,
".Some of the gold n covered contains quartz, and Frits, r cnek, where
some piospeolillg Ims been done, is full
of float quail-/. | indeed, from the indications in it uud other (.seeks iu the
vicinity, ihere may be an immense
hody of qnat-.z lii the mountains iu
wbich nil llte.se creeks take their rise,
and some good paying veins may be
discovered tliere next year, as such
ai-e evidently the source of supply td
the neighboring creeks and ihe whole
Hmselly river. The country round
Fraser cieek Ims, app.irrnily. never
lieen prospec:ed lief  as no sign of a
white man can he found there.
"The diggings are very shallow on
Eureka, Empire and Fraser creeks, not
heing much mor.. than two or three
feet deep, nml In ing whal. are termed
•poor men's digglllgsi' Furlher down
the river the propor, linna are mostly
of a liydl'iilllni cli.iracier, and require
capital lo develop them. Fiom seven
miles above ilv- Folks to within half a
mile of Eureka creek, there is a bottom
of froni ll quarter 10 a liirlf mile wide,
in which lln-i-e is hardly any fti'l to
lhe river, and Irom here down to the
forks there is a fall ol about three feel
to I lie hundred.   Eureka creek is aliout,
eight to ten miles long.   Empire creek,
which is a tributary of Eureka creek,
and einptieB into it about 750 yards
from its junction with the South folk
of Horsefly, is about one md a half
miles long, nnd at the upper end descends very rapidly from the mountains,   Fraser creek is about the same
length ns Eureka, and, although not
prospected as much as the latter, Is
considered just as   rich.   All  these
creeks take their rise  from  a  high
range of mountains, about 6,000 feel,
high, which appears to be the dividing
line lietween the Horsefly and Clear*
wnto" rivers,   There Is a large tract nf
country lying to the north, south and
east of the new discovery that hns
never been prospected yel, and lias
probably never evpn been traversed by
either Indians or whites.   Ahoul 1,000
feet above the Forks, ns well as on the
South fork, Messrs. Barrett & Druker
have been working last summer with
very good results nn a number of
leases (7)  purchased  by  them.   The
ienses run up river three and a half
miles, and Lucas has a lease of one-
half mile adjoining them at the upper
end, while above this ngnin  Sim &
Ci-ntldock hnve two lenses (1   mile),
while next l o these aro four leases of
one-half mile each, llll  of which are
considered to lie  good property.   Immediately helow the Forks B. T.Ward
& Co., of Horsefly,   have  made application for two gO-acre  bench  leases.
There are several good roads leading
into Harper's cninp on the Horsefly
river, whicli are accessible at. any lime
of the year.   Parties travelling up tlte
Cariboo Road, wiih pack hoises or on
fool, Will find the best and short,st
route by the l()S-Mile Road.   Another
road branches off at tho 111-Mile Post
and connects with the Hrst mentioned
one a few miles out,   Another route,,
and the hest for a team to travel, is by
way of the 115-Mile  Post.   From tbe
150 Mile Post then* is also a vety good
waggon road  to Harper's camp, lllld
from there on lo Quesnol Forks, near
which are situated the celebrated Cati
too Hydraulic   Co.'s mines.    From
Harpers uailip there are Iwo ways ol
gelling to t lie new discovery : one is
liy a trail which runs parallel with the
Horsefly river to the Folks; thence
..cross the North fork near tlie junction, where there is a good ford, and
oil up the South fork lo Eureka.   The
alternative   route   is   from'Harper's
.•amp to the landing on the lower end
nf Horsefly lake ; thence up the lake
in the upper landing, nnd front here
across the pass to the forks of Horsefly river.   The following table of distances is very nearly correct, as far as
can be ascertained, viz.:—
"Ashcroft to Harper's camp: Ashcroft to 108-Mile House l).'l miles ; 108-
Mile House to Harper's camp 48 miles;
total Ul miles. Via 111-Mile House
and 115-Mile House practically same as
via 108 Mile House.
"From Harper's camp lo Eureka
creek : Hy trail up Horsefly river.
Harper's camp to forks of Horsefly 50
miles ; Forks to Eureka creek 18 miles,
lotal f« miles. By Horsefly lake. Harper's camp to Horsefly lake six miles ;
on Horjefly lake (boat or ice) SO miles ;
upper end Horsefly lake lo forks 12
miles ; Forks to Eureka creek IH miles;
total 81 miles.
"The trad hy way of Hors-fly river
to Black creek is very fair aud with n
lit tin work, cutting out brush, could be
made a good trail. From there on il
runs through timber (spruce nnd pine)
and quite a lot of small brush, with
plenty of fallen timber, which makes
it very hard to got Ihrough with
horses, It was originally cut I hrough
to a point, four miles above the Forks.
The last four miles of it are very bad,
running nl!ornately over litlle hills
and through low, swampy plnces in
which horses mire down, nllhough
tbey hnve been taken through on this
trail to within eight miles of Euteki
creek, A good trail, and not expensive to build and with easy grade,
could be made by crossing over the
South fork of the. Horsefly, at the
ForkB, and following it up on the
south Bide to Eureka creek.   Then
who hits been exploring on the east
side of the divide, between Horsefly
and Clearwater, has made a veiy rich
Hnd over there,
"I have etc.,
"Joskph Wm. Burr,'
Mining Recorder, etc.,
From other sources it is learned lhat
Mr, Driimmotid has taken up some
leases on the Niagara river, which
flows Into Ihe east end of Qnesnel lake,
and it is reported that the prospects
obtained on these atv very satisfactory,
Mr. John Bowron, Gold Cuiiiinisflon*
er, forwnids the following letter from
Kohl, Campbell (late Boat! Superintendent), with ihu endorsement that
he believes It lo contain reliable information, as Mr. Campbell, being it
practical placer miner, knows whereof ho speaks :—
"DEAR Sm,—I  give  you   herein a
brief sketch of whal. we found on the
Upper Horsefly,   You  know that I,
with I., S, M. Barrett and Mr. Druker,
spenlfrom Julio 1st nnlil  the middle
of August in  prospecting   the   leases
held by   myself and associates.   The
results were very sntisl'acloiy to  Ihe
parties investing, as on eveiy lease we
obtained course, heavy gold in | aying
quantities, and 1 am assured this mail
hy Mr. Bain ll thai he will put on a
$110,000 plant   Piliiy   in   the   spring.
About October 1st I, in company vtilh
J. Slirky, B.  Slim, J. Ciaddnek *nd
Fred Tasse, made It I rip   up   to   the
head of  the   South  fork and. afler
live days' search, found gold in paying quantities on lbe cnek now known
as Eureka.   This crct k   is   ahout  70
miles from llarpers's and   ten   miles
from  where   Bttirett   wns  working.
The formation on the south fork nnd
its tributaries resembles   Ihe  forma-
lion  ahout  Barkerville very much,
consisting of slate   and quatlz,   wiih
moro float qut-rtz than up your way,
then the blue dirt   is   also   identical
and is highly impregnated with iron.
On the main south   fork   1   sunk   a
shaft through this  blue   dirt, which
was 2) feel in depth,   ti -Id was panned out of lhe gravel underneath, hut.
we did uot get lo bed ni.k, aid water
finally drove us out.   Inin sony io
see   such   exciteiiii-nt  aboui   ihis at
present, because we hid not  lime lo
thoroughly prospect li ; but one thing
is certain, good diggings, m-y to work,
arc going   to  he slunk   during  the
coining summer.    Our   giouttd   on
Eureka oreek will p.y   at   least  one
ounce a Jay per man,  and 1 cannot
see but that there   should   le   more
and better creeks.   The gold is heavy,
though  not  very course, .$1.25 being
the largest piece obtained.   I enclose
a rough sketch of the country, showing  the two   roules   litkiii   lo   the
upper river.   Some   money  is  hadly
needed to open ttpatiail In*the early
spring, as it is extremely luod country to get about in.   We   shall   lake
our supplies up in February, over the
ice and up the lake,  The altitude is
soniewhcte about 4,500 feet,  snow remaining on the peaks all the summer,
and we wero on twenty   feel   of old
snow lbe day we gol gold ou Eureka
creek,- The limber is Hr, spruce mid
balsam, and will make excellent Ium*
hei.   I  think there will   he  a   good
camp there in the course of a year,
although  many (and all   who go   in
now) will be disnppoinled."
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The Snowshoe.
The management of llm Sn-iwslioe
Oold&Copper Mitiei-.llnht d.operalii g
the Snowshoe group in I'hoenix camp,
has decided lo sink il mnin two coin,
pnrtniont working shaft, which will at
once be put down lo a depth of IHU)
feet.   The property has hhremfore
heenwotkeil through the origin il incline prospecting shall, and through
the Hallway tunnel, so called because
the ore on that part of the property
was exposed by the tailway gtad rs,
when the Phoenix brain h of the Columbia k Western line was bill \
Engineer Btti'ianlyne of tie ucne
staff is in w mnkbig '-rvey* to decide
the exact locution of the new shaft.
>-s the old incline shaft will he used as a
good feed land water) on the trail from
the 108 Milo House to Black creek,
but from there until the slide is reached
(about live miles beh-v lho Forks) it
is scarce, although lllcienl can be
got to tako pack horses in with their
loads and send Ihem out again. Tho
country abounds with game, cariboo
and  doer being very plentiful, while
lhe   Horsefly  lake  is  le ing wilh
lieniit if nl trout, some being caught of
over twonty pounds Weight. At Harper's catnp are iwo hotels, post olllce,
etc. About eight miles above, on the
river, is Mr, I'att'iiaude's farm, There
are a few settlers furlher up Ihe river,
who do a little farniirg during the
Slimmer ftlld find it prolllahle to do ii
little trapping during the w'mler season.
"There is n reporl that a mining engineer, named Thomas Diunfhiond,
inanway for tbe pumps and for ail- to
run the drills,
ll. is expected thnt the new 15 drill
compressor being muni.Inclined by
lhe Jenckes Machine company will be
completed and delivered in lite course
of Iwo months, which vill give the
management.all ihe power needed for
n long time to cine, ll has been decided logive   up   wooil   as   fuel,   and
hereafter coal will be used for this
purpose.
For some time past this mine has
lieen making occasional Shipments' of
ore, latterly lo the (Ireot.wood smeller,
bul since tlte drop in copper lhe Iwo
iiiJiclnues used in sloping have In en
laid off, and no more me will I e shipped  for lhe present iXeept that en*
countered In the cHtu-se if develop*
nu'iit. Half a dozen cars were sent out
last weea. ,;,   ,1, UIM/UQI, IH.IJN UII.K
Published   wcolcly   at  Midway,  li. 0.
Subscription Prlco, $2,00 por annum, payable
In advance, cither yearly or lialf-yeai-iy at tho
option of the subscriber.
Ail vcrtisln-c Rates sent on application.
J. ■■       Z.X1 ..     '. ..     -.. — ^^!_g
MONDAY. JANUARY 0, 1IHJ2,
Several complaints have heen made
recently regarding the us* of obscene
and profane language upon Ihe streets
of Midway. If a man wants to go and
llll himself up with "booze.' it is his
own husiness, providing be keeps off
the streets, but when he goes around
tbe town ii in' all kinds of language
it is ihe public's business, and unless
itint'e discretion is exercised by certain individuals, in future, It will be
necessary to ask the provincial police
tn take the matter in baud nnd see
that, the public are not submitted to
listening tn such vile language as is indulged in by cerlain men,' regardless
tt Ihitir surroundings. The scene at
the V. P, R. depot one day last week
was certainly a disgrace to the town,
nnd if repeated will certainly not be
allowed tn piiss without a complaint
being made to the proper authorities
ami the actors justly dealt with. We
lire speaking ou behalf nf a largo mini*
tier of residents, who strongly disprove
of such conduct as we here refer tn,
and win), with ourselves, trust that
this warning will be sufficient to suppress this evil and thus save the displeasure of notifying the police.
mum, in I lie old st-i-vit e, it slinulil Dave
been improved rather lhan made
worse. Now that ihe attention of the
Postal department has been drawn to
the grave error it committed in discontinuing this mail route, It is hoped
that tbe resolutions passed hy the
cltlwns of Oamp McKinney will le
acted upon und that a through set-'
vice by triweekly stage from here to
Princeton via Oamp McKinney, Fair
view and Keremeos, connecting at
Kairview with Penticton ond other
points, he granted.
At a public meeting held at Oamp
McKinney a short time ngo for the
purpose of considering the best means
pf improving the present postal arrangements, the following resolutions
were passed :—
"Whereas serious inconvenience and
loss his been caused to the residents
ofC.imp McKinney and surrounding
Settlements hy the discontinuance of
diiect mail set-vice from this iinint to
Eairvlew and Penticton, which entails a delay of two weeks in receiving
a reply from Fairview, only 28 miles
distent, because uf the circuitous route
via ll.-vi'lstoke now employed.
"And whereas there are Government
offices at. Hossland, Grand Forks,
Greenwood, McKinney, Fairview,
Keremeos and Princeton, necessitating
a, certain amount of travel and a con
siderable volume of correspondence
bet ween these points :
And whereas the people of Prince
ton and Ihe upper Similkameen valley
are at present, agitating for a tri-weekly mail service, which we understand
the Post Office Department has contemplated giving them via Sicamous
and Penticton :
"And whereas the upper Siinilkauieen valley is lieing developed largely
by the enterprise of capitalists, resident at'Nelson, Rossland and various
points in the Boundary country, who
would be greatly benefitted liy a di
reel mail route from liossland to
Piinci-toii and whose correspondence
and truffle wouldcnuslitiileiiconsiderable portion of tlie volume of business
for a tri-weekly service to Princeton.
'•Therefore it is resolved that, this
meeting usk the Post Office Depart*
me.nt to establish a through service liy
ti-i*weekly service liy tri-weekly stsge
from Midway to Princeton via Oamp
McKinney, Fairview aud Keremeos
connecting at Fairview with Penticton
and other points in the upper okanagan and that a copy of tint resolution
he forwarded to Ihe Post Office In-
peclor for this district and to VV. A.
spi
Gall■igher Esi|„ the representative for
this dlstriot in the House of Commons."
The Postal department. Is coming in
font large share of justified criticism
over its action in discontinuing the
mail service lietween Fairview and
Oamp McKinney. Fora long time a
thrice a-week mail service was in force
between these two places, but some
tittie ago tho route was discontinued
and to get a letter frtm* Camp McKinney, and points east, to Fairview, it
takes weeks, where it formerly took
days. If Fairview were simply a little
place of no importance, it would he
absurd in the extreme to Isolate it, as
Ihe government practically has by its
action, but the Mining Recorder's
office being situate al Fairview there
is ninth correspondence between it
ind outside points, and should, there-
Will substitute Oil for Coal.
Several Eastern smelters are making
arrangements to substitute oil foi coa!.
in the smelting and refining of ores
In California tbe Pacific Coast Smelting nnd Refining Works at Seal Bluff
Landing has led in the use of oil as
fuel, and the Mountain Oopper Company's smelters at Keswick are using
oil to a great extent*
The Lead und Zinc News says, referring to this subject:
The substitution of oil ns fuel in the
smelters is the next step in cheapening
the cost of reducing ores. Three tons
of coal to one of ore has always been a
heavy item of expense, su great lhat
the smelters instead of being located in
the mining fields proper have generally
sought, sites in the coal camps, as it
was cheaper to haul the concentrated
ore to the smelter tban the coal to the
ore beds.
"The question of fuel for mill ond
smelter purposes has lieen the greatest
drawback to the development of Ihe
lead and zinc fields of Arkansas and
Missouri, especially where there wus a
sore lack of transportation. Oil being
5(1 per cent cheaper than coal and much
easier of transportation in quant it.ies,
owners of mines with small means can
now see their way clear to undertake
development work that heretofore they
dared not because the cost and lhe
haulage was a superlative obstacle."
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Over the Hill.
"Traveler, what lies over the hill ?
Traveler, toll to mej
I am only a child—from lhe window-
sill
Over I cannot see."
"Child, there's a valley over there,
Pretty and wooded and shy.
And a little brook thatsays, 'Takecare
Or I'll drown you hy and hy,"
"And   what comes next?"   "A little
town.
And a towering hill Again;
More hills and valleys up and. down,
And a river now and then."
"And what comes next?   "A lonely
moor
Without a beaten wnyj
And gray clouds sailing sloW   liefore
And wind that will not stay."
"And then ?" „Dark rocks odd yellow
sand,
And a moaning sea beside,"
''And then ?"  "More  sea, more sen,
more land,
And rivers deep and wide."
"Andthen?"   "0, rock and  mountain and vale.
Rivers and fields and men,
Over and over—a weary tale—
And round to your home again."
"And is that all ?   Have you told the
best?"
"No neither the best nor the end.
On summer eves, away in the  West,
Ynu will see a stair ascend.
"Built of all colors of lovely stones,
A stair up into the sky,
Where no one is weary and no  one
moans
Or wants to be laid by."
"I will go."     "But the steps are
very steep:
If you would climb up there,
You must lie at thn|door as still as sleep
A very step of tbe stair."
—Okobor Macdonald.
It is only a question ofa short time
until that portion of the* Coast-Kootenay Railway from Curlew to Midway
wiil be constructed. This line would
be now being built, but for the scarcity
of laborers. When this road is built,
most of the spur lines to the different
mining camps will start from here,
making this the railway centre of this
district. With the advent of more railways into Midway the prices of real
estate will advance, and the choice lots
purchased and taken off the market.
Show your good judgment by buying
now. Midway property will make you
rich. It is not a speculation, itis an
investment.
For prices and terms apply to
THE  MIDWAY COMPANY,  Ltd.
R. MEYERHOFF'S
08TAGE«&
'       Carrying His Hajesty's flails
Wiil leave MIDWAY on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, at 8.30 a. m., arriving at
CAMP McKINNEY at 5 p. m.
Returning will leave CAMP McKINNEY on
Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a. m.,
reaching MIDWAY at 1.30 p. m., and making connection with the train going east at 2 o'clock.
The beat of accommodation for
the convenience of the
travelling public.
R. MEYERHOFF, PROPRIETOR.     1
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A Full Line of
CALENDARS
Willi Photographs
Midway and Kettle River Valley.
MINERAL ACT 1896.
Oertiflc:ite   of  Improvements.
zaro_*xoxi.
HLACK PlXK, HtMIt 1UT, Hl.UB RKU»,lll,y3K
J,voK, ltt'it, Faii Whist, And 1.1TTE DKSsie
Minkhal claims.
Situate In Yuneman group cf Sumintt^camj,
Similkameen rivet* Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District
TAKK NOTICE that I. Chan. I)o!llol« Oroon,
as agunt lor Kdward Rullnqk-WttMor,
(roo minor's cerllHcaMi number r #30937,
intond. sixty days from the data hereof, to
, anp.y to thu illniti<„' Itraordiir for a-lXttltluiilc
■>f Improvement*, for the purpose r' -'	
a Urou-n Orant of tlio above claims.
Dr. R. Mathison,
NADEN.-FLO0I)  BLOCK
DENTIST.
GREENWOOD.
And further tnko notice that aclion under
.leetioii 37 must Iw commenced before tho Immii-
jmico of sueh Certificate of Improvementa.
Hated this 17th day of July, 1901.
120 CHAS. dkH. GRKKN.
C. F. COSTERTON
VKRNON B. C
GREENWOOD,
Wholesale and retail dealers in
Groceries
Dry Goods
Boots and Shoes
Miners' Supplies
§•"" We buy all goods in car lots
and can make you Bed Rock Prices.
!.dlJ!ll.
NOTARY PUBLIC.
A_fmaa.A fox■—«— .    .
The Koyal Insuranck Coy.
The London and Lancashire Fire
Insurance Coy.
The Insurance Coy. of North
America.
The London and Canadian Fire
Insurance Coy.
The Sun Life Assurancr Coy or
Canada.
The Dominion Building and Loan
Association.
Appraiser for the Canada Permanent Loan ahd Savings Coy
MINERAL ACT, 1896,
Certificate of  Improvements.
aro_*ic_i.
Tkiukk MixEit.a Claim.
Situate In Yunoman group, Summit oamp,
Similkameen    liver,    Osoyoos   Mining
Division ot Yale District.
TAKK NOTICK lhat I, Ohas. deltlols Orccn,
na agunt for Kiiward Bullock-Webster free
minors   eertilleale N11.11KIM7   and foi  John
Ynu ng free miner'scoilltleiilo So. HlilltM inteiul,
sixty days from tlio date hereof, Ui applv to
; thu Mining Itceorder for a Certiiicate ot'lni-
i provcnicnt for   the purpose of obt-iliiing a
| Crown Orant of the above claim. .
And further take notice that action, under
I section 37, must bc communccd before the issu
' ance of such Cerlillcate of Improvements.
Datod this 17th day of July, 1901.
120 CIIAS. dellLOIS OltKKN.
H9TIGE OF FOHFEITUBE.
To II. McKay, En)., of Keremeos, Ilritish'Coliiniliia.
Take notice that I havo done on tho "Valloy
View" mineral claim situate on Uio West, side
of Keremeos Creek in the Osoyoos Division of
Ynlo District, the work required by section 24
of the Mineral Act for the two years which expired on Oct. 24,1000 and 1901 respectively, and
have duly recorded the cortiflcato ofwork:
And further lake notice that If, at tha* oxplr-
ul ion of Hi days from the ditto of lho first publication of this notice in Ihu Midway Advanck.
yuu, a co-owner, fall lo contrlbnte your proportion of the expenditure required hy said section
21 In respect uf such work, namolv iltri.M together with all the costs of adverllstn-*, your
Interest In sniil mineral claim shall become
vested in mu upon tiling with tho mining re*
uordorof said mining divitdnii the notioo and
allldnvlt required by tho ".Mineral Act Amendment Act WOO."
Dated tills Ist day of January. 1001.
Oro MAI.COI.M O. MoAULAY.
Mineral Act, 1896.
Certificate  of Improvements.
Vottos,
wahh0k8k, klxobtiix. grand vlkw, mw-
kopoutak ami) klngstum fraction
Minkhal Claims.
Sltuat* In th* Osoyooi mining Division of
Yal* District, Where Located :-Cainp
Medley.
TAKK NOTICK tlmt I. Charles de lllol.
Oreen. as agent for' Petor Scott, free
miner's certitlcato No. II40IXL Intend,
sixty days from tho date hereof, to apply
to the Mining Recorder for a oorllflcntc of
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown grantof the alioveclaim.
And furlher lake nolleo that, action, under
seel ion :i7. tnusi liu communccd beforo 'ho issuance of such ciirtiflcate of improvements.
Dated this 30th day cf August, I'M.
1*) C. DKH. ORKKN
NOTICE TO_CREDITORS.
In tha Goods of Ronald T. Hodgson, lato
of Greenwood, B. C„ deeeased Intestate.
NOTICE Is hereby (riven pursuant to tho He-
vised Statutes of llrilisli Coliiniliia, Chapter
187, that all persons having claims molest the
esinle of tlio lule Itoonlrl T. Hislgson, ore ru-
quired ou or before Ihu 20th day of J unitary.
Mm;, to send in the undersigned tliolr names,
addresses and descriptions, togcthir with full
pai-ili'iiliii.* of their respective claims verified
liy stntiit'iry dcelnralloii-And all uor«'iiiH In.
dehlcd lu lho said estate ai-oroqiilroil to pay Ihe
amount of theii- indebtedness to the Mindcr-
• jned forthwith.
And further lako notico that nftor llio said
Mb day of January, lln*!, the administratrix
will proceed In distribute tho assets of iho deceased among the partlesentlllctlthorol-), having riigaiil only In lho e'nlins ef which she
shall I lion have nui lee mid that llm said administratrix will not hu liable for the said assets or
any part thereof In any person or persons of
whose claims notico shall not havo beun received by Ilium at, the dale uf siiclidlstrloullou.
Ilntul tills 1st dav nf .human-, inn.
MoLKOD&'llROYVN
(—Helium for Administratrix,
MINERAL ACT, 1896.
Oortlfleato   of Improrements.
M*0_'XOJU.
Princeton Minkhal Claim.
Sltuat* In tha Osoyoos Mining Division of
1      Yal*  District.   Whore  located i-Camp
Hedley,
TAKK NOTICK that I, Charles dclllols
, Oroen. as agent for Peter Scott, free
, miners ccillllcMo No. iillilSI. and for Richard I). Hurliig, froo miners' nertifleatu No.
| HKIIUil, Intend, sixty days from tho dato hereof.
I tu apply tn tho Mining Recorder fnr a Cerlillcate of Improvements, tor the purpose- of obtaining a Crown Orant of tho nbovo claim.
And further tnko notloo that aclion, undor
soctlon 37. must bo commenced hoforo the
Issuanou of such Certlllcateof Improvement*.
Datod this Mi day of August, 1001.
18c .     O. DKll. ORKKN.
A. WENRICK
TOWN SCAVENGER
Teaming of all kinds done at
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CHRISTMAS BOOKS,
CHRISTMAS CARDS, etc.
-: AT
The Midway Pharmacy
BILL
CREEK
HOTEL
111 mi mn ■■! ■
Travellers up the West Fork
of Kctdc River will find this
popular hotel the most convenient sloppinir place. '-Dining-
room well supplied and managed.
Ilest liquors and cigars at the
bar.    Stable in connection,
W. E McBOYLE
Proprietor.
The Riverside Hotel
Is situated at Rock Cre.k, B. C, on the main
route of travel between Penticton and all Boundary Creek points.
STOPPING    PLACE   FOR   STAGES.
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Good Hunting. Good  Fishing.
Best of Accommodation.
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S. T. LARSEN, Proprietor.
Spokane Falls Morton
Railway Co.
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard
Railway Co.
in
MIDWAY
tu
B.C.
Railway Co.
Tbo only ull rail route between
nil points Hunt, Went und South
to UohxIiiikI, Nelson und nil
intermediate points ; connecting ut Spokane with the Grout
Northern, Northern Pacific und
O. R. &.N. Co.
Connoots at Rossland wltn the Canadlnn
Pacific Railway for Boundary Crook points.
Conneots nt Meyer's Falls with stage dally
for Republic
Bullet Service on Passenger Trains- between Spokane and Northport.
EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 10,1901 :
IMV TIIAIN.
# Ixiavo,        Arrive
SPOKANK     n.nn-i.iti,     7.IA p.nt.
UOSHI.AND    12.ian.iii.     ',_•>_.
NKLSON     lUOn.ni,     IM5p.ni.
XX.   A.  JA0K8OM,
Uoncrul l'ainciiKcr Annul,
CANADIAN
v   Pacific
RAILWAY.
HOLIDAY EXCURSION RATES
Fare and One Third
POR ROUND TRIP
Fop Gjujirsp/is
Tickets on anlo Dec. 23, 24, 25
Deo. 30, 31, Jan. 1,
All Tlokot* Good to Return till Jan.  8. 1W»
Tourist Sleeping Gars
CROWS' NEST SElTiON
Tuesday*) Km-at. Paul and nil  \        Soo
} 1 v>"
Friday   I United Slate points   )        IJno
Pi-lday only, Toronto, Muiilreal Huston.
Km- time tallies, nuns and full Informal Ion
■•nil un or address A. \V. 1IAII.I 1, Agent,
.Mlilwny. or
.1. S. CAIt'l Hit, v.. t. COTIiDi
I). P. A., A. (J. P. A..
Nelson, II. C.      Vancouver, II. 0 0uy Helphrey, of Curlew, was a visitor in Midway Uit week.
A. J. Whentley' of Beaverdell, was
in Midway on Wednesday.
Miss M. Muhi, of Spokane, is paying
a visit U> her staler, Mrs. A. C. Mesker.
J. P, Flood, of Camp McKinney,
paid Midway a visit one day laat week.
B. Perkins, of Westbridge. was
among the numerous visitors lo Midway on New Yean day.
Inspector Dorinan of the post oflice
department was here lost week on his
rdgular tour of Inspection,
A. E. McAuley left last Wednesday
for Carson, where he has heen appointed to the position of Customs olllcer.
Randolph Stuarl, of Oreenwood,
and Geo. Rose, customs olllcer, Cascade City, were the guests of W. H.
Norris last week.
Bert Smith, capillary apppndage ro-
mover, has taken up his quarters in
the room formerly used as a dining
room in the Oakland hotel.
Twelve head of cattle were stolen
from Thomas Bills of Penticton on the
19th uit. A reward of $100 for the
arrest of the guilty parties has been
offered ; also $100 for the return of the
cattle. It is reported that the cattle
were driven across the line,
A meeting Of the shareholders nf the
Boundary Mining k Milling Company
will he held at Oreenwood on the Sffilh
instant to consider the proposal to
transfei their group of claims to an
English conipany forthe consideration
of 60,000 paid up shares, par value 10
shillings each, conditionally that the
purchasing company provide $100,01X1
to pay tbe local company's existing
liabilities, which will leave a balance
for the development of the property.
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Big Logging Contract.
Lequime k Powers, who are going
to build a new sawmill on Smelter
lake, have awarded R. A. Brown a
contract to get out 1,500,000 feet of
logs. Mr. Brown will cut the -Umber
on his townsite of Volcanic City, on
the North Fork, eleven miles north of
Ihis city. Mr. Brown has sublet the
contract and operations were com-
inen-.-ed last, Monday.— Grand Forks
Mi' er-ljazelte.
The Bodle.
William Hennessy, superintendent
o' the Bodie initie, on Ttiwda creek.
»t lies thai the Bodie pioperty is looking well and that all the indications
are t hut It will make one of the leading
mines of that section. Development
work I... been carried on steadily at
the niili" and the iiiaiu-g.'iuehl lias
proved that there are laige quantities
iiffiei'iuillinggoldoremi the properly.
In No. 2 tunnel a strike of considerable
importance wai made last month and
the nre taken from that pis h averages
from $17 9) to $11 |«r Um. The ledge
is wide and a large ore body is at hand.
Work is also being carried nn in N'o. 8
tunnel, 75 feet lower th.in No. 2. The
tunnel is nnw about 16 feet trom the
pnint where the vein is lo be encountered. While development is going on
at the Bodie several other claims in
the camp Are also lieing worked and
they are showing up well for the surface work done. The principal claims
nre the Elk, Express, Myrtle and
Rochester. On the Myrtle lhe men
are now working to catch Ilie Bodie
vein. On tbe Elk a crew of men is also
developing and a good showing has
been made. The ore found in the
camp is of a high grade. The first
class grade goes between $20 and $27.
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A Plucky Sheriff.
A despatch from Republic of las-
Monday's date says:— Font of th-
live prisoner. w lio sawed their wav I,
liberty Christinas morning have been
recaptured, Two of them wore taken
hy Sheriff lowr-, while they wei,- in
the act of holding ii ii « saloon at Cur
lew. One pritot wu shot iu the
neck while resin   g the sheriff.
The escape t  .o maJi  at nn early
hour Christmas morning.   The jail is
an old wooden structure,    Tbe men
Jiawcd through the ceiling of tho hig
Icell, having obtained a saw from some
|confederates on tbe outside.   Then n
nole was cut in Ihe roof and the men
|were at liberty.
Sheriff Lowry nnd his force knew
found al Wauconda and brought hack
Thursday.
Tbesheiiir heard that threo of the
prisoners wero at Curlew i traced
them to a saloon and walked in, As
he entered he saw half a dozen men
lined up against the rear wall of the
saloon, while two of lhe jailbirds were
going tlirough their pockets.
The men were covered hy a double
barrelled shotgun in the. hands of ihe
third desperado, who stood on1 Bide the
saloon and had poked the muzzle of
the gun through a hole in tbe wall,
In searching the victims the prisoners
had found a revolver, and one was
holding it on the men while the other
rifled their pockets.
The Bhbriff struck the robbei- a blow,
knocking lhe revolver from his hand.
As ne slopped to pick it, up tho officer
fired at him, the ball taking effect iu
his neck. The wound is pot dangerous,
The robber on lhe outside I hen dropped his gun and fled as soon as the
sheriff entered the saloon. Securing
his two prisoners without furlher resistance the sheriff brought them buck
here. The fifth man is supposed to
have gone to British Columbia.
 r*.	
Will not be Imposed upon.
Toronto, Jan, I—The E\u if Tel
•■gram'sspecial cable says: "The Express today says that letters from Canadians at the front whn have joined
Baden-Powell's constabulary show
that there is great dissatisfaction
among the men on account of Canwli
an TroopB heing split up, making them
half English and half Canadian.
lt was understood when Colonel
Steele left Canada that he would
command all of lhe 1.200 Canadians
who went with him, but Instead he
was given command of "B" division
only, one which hnd no Canadians in
it. He was refused the Canadian
troops that were in "A" division and
soon after, the Colonel heing ordered
north, tendered his resignation ratlin-
than go a .vay with unreliable recruits
instead of his own reliable Canadians.
One let I or declares a storm is brewing
and will come before long and either
Colonel Steele and a gx  sl f, xx of   the
Canadians will go hack to Canada
inside of six months or Colonel Steele
will have his own way and get control
over   his men from Canada.
A Conscientious Mnn.
When the irrepressible J. T. Wilkin
son, formerly nf the Vatic .over World
was through lure last week, he told
The Leader that he bas nlwayS miide
It a point when canvassing fnr lhe lag
city (Inilies tlii-onghout the counlrj
district*! lo advise -those lo whom.lic
talked to support the local paper (li-st.
and then attend to the outside pre-s.
Mr. Wilkinson said that noliody can
i -ilciilate the good a local newspaper
does to a place, ll lets lhe outside
world know that ihere is inch a town !
lt cerlninly gives the community thai
possesses It a standingthM the news-
paperless lown cuiinot have, lndi
rectly it helps evet y man in the place
Ij) make known the fact that he wants
to be known, namely, that such it place
exi-ts. No one man could hope lo
make Ihis known so widely as a news
paper. Kven a nlimbet of poeple writing ever so many loiters could not accomplish half as much in a year ns one
issue of a newspaper could in a week.
"Of course," Btiid Mr. Wilkinson,
"then* are people in every community
who will not support a newspaper :
ihev will neither advertise In it, read
ilur have their printing done at ils
office. Fortunately, however, smh
people arc nnt only few, but they are
also anything but the leading cit izens
of lhe town. Yon couldn't get them
■o admit thut Ihe regular publication
f the newspaper ihey refuse to snp-
.ort is actually doing (hem good in a
'unities.way In spile of themselves:
ait that is a fact very easily demonstrated. The more support that is
given to the local newspaper the more
it is able lo do for Ihe town wliere it is
published. There is no worse I hing for
any town lhan the suspension uf ita
local paper; it sounds so much like
the bankruptcy of the community itself, In this age a town without a
newspaper is dead to ils opportunities.
I always tell the people In the small
towns lo support their own local paper*
for every person iu the place is inter
ested in it, whether he thinks so or
hot."—Ladysmith Leader.
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llth St., Midway, B. C.
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most convenient hotel for railway travellers.
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MIDWAY    SAWMILL
Lequime & Powers, Proprietors.
BOUNDARY ORE SHIPMENTS.
The tonnage of ore shipped by the mines of the Boundary
| District during 1901, is as under :
TONS
Old Ironsides and Knob Hill group 2334-M
Mother Lode  89.034
B. C  47.405
Sunset      802
Winnipeg     ■.()4°
King Solomon       875
Snowshoe     ''73'
No. 7       850
Jewel       35°
Total 3755"
Shipments during 1900 totalled 97,741 tons, and during
.Mie year 1901, to December 31st, 375,511 tons, making ai
aggregate of 473,252 tons.
Manufacturers of all kinds of
AND DRESSED LUMBER
LATH and SHINSLES, SASHES and DOORS
Band Sawing and job work done to order
Telephone No. 12,   Telephone orders receive prompt
attention.
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LIABILITIES, .. 17,920,260.29 jjj
SURPLUS
3,976,424.36 *
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jjj Limits of   Weekly Indensity $1,300.         |
il> AND, If such injuries tire sustained while riding ns ft passenger in *
5 tiny pilssanger conveyance using steam   cable,   or   electricity as a $
$ motive power the amount tn lie paid   shall be DOUBLE the sum J
Jy specified in the clause under which the claim is innde.            S
I Cost $52 a vear  to Professional  and   Business |
I Men, and Commercial Travelers.                |
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W. H. WEBB,
T.M.Qulley&Co.
Furniture,
Carpets,
Linoleums.
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FUNEBAL DIRECTORS anil EBRALMERS.
Large Stock.   Low Prices. X
T.   BE.   GULLED   Ss   CO.,
COPPER STREET. GREENWOOD. X
Lancashire House,
: : MIDWAY, B.C. : :
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The undersigned having re-opened thh well-
known and comfortable hotel invites the
patronage of all old customers and the public
generally.
BEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS & CIGARS.
Furnnco-lieatod nnd comfortably
furnished   rooms.
FIRST CLASS MEALS   WELL  SERVED.
Mrs. Dowding, Proprietress.
motmm msmMBsstssi. mm m
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 HALLBERG, Prop.
Fifth Street, Midway.
«n_««N-«»iswirigisir_aii
THE MIDWAY LIVERY
EEEDI SALE STABLE
Seventh Street, Midway,
Opposite Crowell's Hotel
JOHN J. FL000, PROPRIETOR.
This stable is equipped with a lirst class outfit of
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THE
MIDWAY NEWS < •••
The Pioneer Newspaper of the
Boundary  District-only
$2.00 per year.
Is prepared to
fill all orders
for Job Printing at lowest
rates consistent with good
work.
THOMAS WALKER, Proprietor.
All the best brands of
Cigars and Tobaccos kept
constantly on hand.
Latest shades and patterns of Wall Paper now in
stock.
Canned
Goods
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Seventh Street, Midway.
XSJLSLSLJLXisjLXSLsO nutisct'ipuon rrioo, $z.uu por annum, puynuiu
111 ailvivnuo, either yearly or half-yearly At tlio
option of the nubflcnbor.
Advertising Hates eent on application.
MONDAY. JANUARY 0. 1(902.
Sr'vi'i-Jil complaints have heen made
recently regarding the use of obscene
And profane languageiip-w the streets
of Midway. If a man wants to go and
llll himself up with "booze.' it is his
own husiness, providing he keeps off
the streets. Imt when he goes around
lbe town xx in,* all kinds of language
it is the pulilic's business, and unless
more discretion ia exercised hy certain individuals, in future, it will he
necessary to ask the provincial police
to take the matter in hand and see
that, the public are not submitted to
listening to such vile language as is indulged in hy certain men,' regardless
(it thitir surroundings. The scene at
the ('. IJ. R. depot one day last week
was certainly a disgrace to the town,
and if repeated will certainly not he
allowed to pass without a complaint.
being made to the proper authorities
and the actors justly dealt with. We
are speaking on behalf iif a largo nuin*
der ,>f residents, who strongly disprove
of such conduct as we here refer tn,
and who, with ourselves, trust that
this warning will be sufficient to suppress this evil and thus save the displeasure of notifying the police.
worse. Now that the attention of Ihe
Postal department has been drawn to
the grave error it committed in discontinuing this mall route, it is hoped
that the resolutions passed hy tbe
cilizins of Oamp McKinney will le
acted upon and that a through service by triweekly stage from here to
Princeton via Oamp McKinney, Fair
view and Keremeos, connecting at
Kairview with Penticton and other
points, be granted.
At a public meeting held at Catnp
McKinney a short time ngo for the
purpose of considering lhe best means
of improving the present postal arrangements, the following resolutions
were p.issed :—
"Whereas serious inconvenience and
loss has been caused to the residents
of Oamp McKinney and surrounding
settlements by the discontinuance of
diiect mail service from this point to
Fairview and Penticton, which entails a delay of twn weeks in receiving
a reply from Fairview, only 28 miles
distant, because of the circuitous route
via Revelstoke now employed.
"And whereas there ere Government
offices at Rossland, Grand Forks,
Greenwood, McKinney, Fairview,
Keremeos and Princeton, necessitating
a certain amount of travel and a considerable volume of correspondence
between these points :
Ami whereas the people of Prince
ton and tbe upper Siinilkauieen valley
are at present agit-itiiig for a tri-weekly mail service, which we understand
tiie Post Office Department has contemplated giving them via Sicamous
and Penticton :
"And whereas the upper Similka-
iwen valley is being developed largely
liy the enterprise of capitalists, resident at'Nelson, Rossland and various
points in the Boundary country, who
would lie greatly benefitted liy a. di
rent mail route from Rossland to
Princeton and whose correspondence
and traffic would constitute a considerable portion of the volume of business
for a tri-weekly service to Princeton.
"Therefore it is resolved that, this
meeting ask the Post Office Department to establish a through service by
tri-weekly service by tri-weekly stage
from Midway to Princeton via Camp
McKinney, Kairview and Keremeos
connecting at. Fairview with Penticton
and other points in the upper okanagan and that a copy of tlm resolution
he forwarded to the Post Office Inspector for this district, and to VV. A.
(iall'igher Esq., Ihe representative for
this district in the House of Commons."
The Postal department is coming in
fnr a large share of just iHed criticism
over its action in discontinuing the
mail service lietween Fairvlew and
Camp McKinney. For a long time a
thi-icea-we.ek mail service was in force
between tlcse two places, but some
time ago the route was discontinued
and to get a letter frouj Camp McKinney, and points east, to Fairview, it
takes weeks, where it formerly took
days. If Fairview were Bimply a little
place of no importance, it would he
absurd in the extreme to isolate it, as
Hie government practically has by its
action, hut the Mining Recorder's
office heing situate at Fail-view there
is much correspondence hetween it
■ind outside points, and should, there-
Will substitute Oil lor Cosl.
Several Eastern smelters are making
arrangements lo substitute oil for coal,
in the smelting and refining of ores
In California Ihe Pacific Coast Smelting and Refining Works at Seal Bluff
Landing has led in the use of oil as
fuel, and the Mountain Copper Company's smelters at Keswick are using
oil to a great extent*
The Lead and Zinc News says, referring to this subject:
"The substitution of oil as fuel in the
smelters is the next step in cheapening
the cost, of reducing ores, Three tons
of coal to one of ore has always been a
heavy item of expense, so great lhat
the smelters instead of being located in
the mining fields proper bave generally
sought, sites in the cnal camps, as it
was cheaper to haul tbe concentrated
ore to the smelter than the coal to the
ore beds.
"The question of fuel for mill and
smelter purposes has lieen the greatest
drawback to the development of the
lead and zinc fields of Arkansas ami
Missouri, especially where there was a
sore lack of transportation. Oil being
50 per cent cheaper than coal and much
easier of transportation in quantities,
owners of mines with small means can
now see their way clear to undertake
development work that heretofore they
dared not because tbe cost and Ihe
haulage was a superlative obstacle."
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Over the Hill.
"Traveler, what lies over the hill t
Traveler, tell to ine;
I am only a child—from lhe window-
sill
Over I cannot see."
"Child, there's a valley over there,
Pretty and wooded and shy.
And a little brook that says, 'Take care
Or I'll drown you by and hy,"
"And   what  comes next?"   "A little
town.
And a towering hill again;
More hills and valleys up and down,
And a river now and then."
"And what comes next?  "A lonely
moor
Without a beaten way;
And gray clouds sailing slow"   before
And wind that will not stay."
"And then ?" „Dark rocks add yellow
sand,
And a moaning sea beside."
'•And then ?"   "More  sea, more sea,
more land,
And rivers deep and wide."
"And Ihen ?"   "0, rock and  mountain and vale.
Rivers and fields and men,
Over and over—a weary tale—
And round to yonr home again."
"And is I hat all ?   Have you told the
best?"
"No neither tbe best nor the end.
On summer eves, away In the West,
Ynu will see a stair ascend.
"Built of all colors of lovely stones,
A stair up into the sky,
Where no one is weary snd no  one
moans
Or wants to be laid by."
"I will go."     "But the steps are
very steep;
If you would climb up there,
You must lie st I hn|door as still as sleep
A very step of tbe stair."
—Gboror Macdonald.
It is only a question ofa short time
until that portion of the* Coast-Kootenay Railway from Curlew to Midway
wiil be constructed. This line would
be now being built, but for the scarcity
of laborers, When this road is built,
most of the spur lines to the different
mining camps will start from here,
making this the railway centre of this
district. With the advent of more railways into Midway the prices of real
estate will advance, and the choice lots
purchased and taken off the market.
Show your good judgment by buying
now. Midway property will make you
rich. It is not a speculation, iti s an
investment.
For prices arid terms apply to
THE MIDWAY COMPANY,  Ltd.
t\. iviLiLiinurr o
'       Carrying His Hajesty's flails
Will leave M IDWAY on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, at 8.30 a. m., arriving at
CAMP McKINNEY at s p. m.
Returning will leave CAMP McKINNEY on
Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a. m.,
reaching MIDWAY at 1.30 p. m.,and making connection with the train going east at 2 o'clock.
The best of accommodation for
tho convenience  of  the
travelling public.
R. MEYERHOFF, PROPRIETOR.
A Full Line of
CALENDARS
MINERAL ACT 1898.
Certificate   of  Improvements.
wo_*xo».
Black I'inb, llit-ui Hat, Itix-u DifU,)Ri,t|CK
j.\ck. Hub, Fab \\'k»t, aim! I.trrti ilEBsin
Minkiiai. Claims.
Situate in Yuneman group cf Summlt^cirnp,
Simtlimmeen river Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District
TAKK NOTICE tlmt I, Clinn. Dolllols Oroen,
n« agent for Edward llullook-Wubrtur,
froe    minor's   c-irlllicate    ntlhitior     tiitfxn,
ntomt, sixty ilnvs from tlio flux, horoof, 10
r-ii-irj- to tho Minim: Itocordor for a-Uocttliciilo
f ItnproroinontK. for tho purposo of ohtniuiiiK
Crown Urnnt ol tlio abovo claims.
And further take notioo that action under
seotlon 37 must be commenced Imforo tlio'Issu*
Alice at Mich I'ortillenlc of Improvement*.
Hated this 17th day of July, 1901.
12c CHAS. null. UHKKK.
Bussell -Law- Caulfield
Company, Limited
GREENWOOD,
Wholesale and retail dealers in
Groceries
Dry Goods
Boots and Shoes
§•"" We buy all goods in car lots
and can make you Bed Rock Prices.
Dr. R. Mathison,
NAUEN--PI.000 BLOCK
DENTIST.
OREENWOOD.
C. F. COSTERTON
vkttN'ON ao
NOTARY PUBLIC.
L*rant rtaaiam. ■   ,
The Royal Inhokanck Ooy.
The London and Lancashire Fire
Inhuhanck Coy.
The Insurance Coy. of North
America.
The London and Canadian Fire
Insurance Coy.
The Sun Life Assurance Coy uu
Canada.
The Dominion Building and Loan
Association.
Appraiser for tut Canada Permanent Loan and 8avinos Coy
MINERAL ACT, 189ft,
Certificate of  Improvements.
NOTICH.
T.KIUNU MlSKllAL CLAIM,
Situate In Yuneman group, Summit camp,
Similkameen river, Osoyoos lining
Division of Yale District.
TAKK NOTICK lhat I, Ohas, doniols Or™,
as agont for Kiiward Hullock-Webster froo
miners eertilleale No.itCOT and foi John
Young frncmhtcr'sooMltlcalo No. ulllltM Intend,
sixty days from tho dato hereof, to apply tn
tho Mining Heoorder for a CerUllcalc nf Improvement for tho purpose of obl-ilhing 11
Crown Urant of Iho abovo claim. .
I And furthor tako notice that aotion, under
soclion 37, iniiHt bo conimonced bofore the issuance of such f.'erlltlcatcof Improvement!,.
Dated this 17th day nf July, 1901.
12o CHAS. dollLOIH URKKN.
Wilh Photographs of...
Midway and Kettle River Valley,
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CHRISTMAS BOOKS,
CHRISTMAS CARDS, etc.
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The Midway Pharmacy
_nss_a
Travellers up the West Fork
of Kettle River will find this
popular hotel thc most convenient stopping p'acfi. -"Dining-
room well supplied and managed.
Hest liquors and -cigars at the
I bar.    Stable in connection.
W. E. McBOYLE
Proprietor.
NOTICE OF FOHFEITUBE.
Toll. McKay, Esq., of Keremeos, HritlHh'Columbia.
Take notice that I have done on the "Valloy
View" mineral clnim sltualo on Uio Went, Hide
of Korcmcos Creek In the Osoyooi, Division of
Vale District, llio work required by nection 24
of the Mineral Aet for llio two years which ox-
plrcd on Oot, 21,1000 and 1001 respectively, and
have duly recorded the certificate of work:
And furilior lake noliee that tf, at thii' expiration nf IMI days from tho dale nf lho first publication of thlsuotiee in tho Miilway Advance,
you, n co-owner, fall to contribute your proportion of the expenditure required by said section
21 In respect ot such work, naninlr tltri.nn to*
fjcibcr with nil the costs of nilverlMiiK, your
ntcrcst In saw mlnoral claim shall become
vested In mo upon tiling with tlio mining- recorder of snid mining division tho notice and
allliluvlt required hy the "Mlnoral Act Amendment Act 10(10."
Datod this Ist day of January. 10(11.
Oro MA1.C0I.M C. MoAULAY.
Mineral Aot, 1896.
Certificate of Improvements,
Votloe,
Wahhokb*-, Kingston, Grand Vikw, Mct-
HOroLITAN AND KINGSTON KHACTION
Minkhal Claims.
Sltuat* In the Osoyooi Mining Dlvlilon of
Yal* District,  When Located i-Camp
Hedley.
TAKK NOTICK Ihal I. Charles de Illols
Oreen, ns ugent for Polcr Scotl, froo
miners eerlitleato No. IWUXL Intond,
sixty days from the date hereof, lo apply
lo Ihe Minion Itecordor for a certlflcate of
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown grant of tho above claim.
And further Inke notloe that notion, under
soctlon 117. must be commenced bofore 'he issuance of such eiirtlllcate of improvements.
Hated thin Mb day cf Augusl, 1001.
Ho C. null. ORKKN.
MINERAL ACT, 1898.
Cortiflcato   of  Improvements
NOTICE TO_CREDITORS.
In the Goods of Ronald T. Hodgson, Into
of Greenwood, B. C„ deeeased Intestate.
NOTICK is hereby relvon pursiinntto tho Revised Statutes nf Ilritish Cnlunibln, Chapter
187, that nil persons having claims nioiusl' lho
oslaloof the late Himalil T. Hodgson, m-o required on or hoforo lho 20lh dny of .Innuary,
IM, lo send lo tlio itnilcrslguod tlielr mime's
addresses aud descriptions, togcthjr with full
piirticului .* of iheir respective clninis vorlllod
by statutory ileelariillnn-Anil all nor«oiiB In-
dolilcd lo llio snid estate are required lo p:iy the
amount of their liidnbtodness to tho uuidcr-
■ jned forthwith.
And furilior tako nolleo that after llio said
2lll.li day of January 1002, the administratrix
will proceed to distribute lhc nsseis nf lho do-
un-aed among the partlesontillcd Ihorolo, having regard only to Ibo einltns of which she
sluillllion have noliee and that the said administratrix will not bo lln Mo for tho said nsseis or
nny purl, thereof to any person or persons of
whom claims nolleo shall not have lieen received by thorn at Ibe dale of such dlslrlcullon.
lintel this lot(ln» nf .Iniiuin-. iim-i.
MoLROD tt BROWN
Hulicilui-t fur Administratrix.
HOTIUJ1,
I'hinckton Minkkai. Claim.
Situate In tha Osoyoos Mining Division of
Yal* District.   Whore located i-Camp
|     Hedley.
TAKK  NOTICK that I,  Charles  dclllols
Oroen. ns agont for I'cter Scott, frno
, miners ccrllllci'.lo No. n40l_. and for llleli-
i'.rd II. llnrlng, freo miners' norllflontn No.
I limit. Intend, sixty days from tho dato heroof.
i lo apply lo tho Mining Recorder for a Oorllll-
onto of Improvement*1, tor tho purpose of obtaining a Crown (Irani, of lho abovo claim.
A nd furthor tnko nolleo that notion, under
suction 37. must, be eonimoneod bofnro Iho
Issuance of such CertMoatoof Improvement*,
Dated this with day of August. IDOL
ISO ,     0. iikII. ORKKN.
A. WENRICK
TOWN SCAVENGER
Teaming of all kinds done at
MIDWAY
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B.C.
The Riverside Hotel
Is situated at Rock Cre.k, B. C, on the main
route of travel between Penticton and all Boundary Creek points.
STOPPING    PLACE   FOR   STAGES.
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Best of Accommodation.
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S. T. LARSEN, Proprietor.
Spokane Falls Morton
Railwav Co.
Nelson & Ft. Sheppard
Railway Co.
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Railway Co.
The only ull rail route between
ull points Knst, VVest und South
to Rosslund, Nelson und ull
Intermediate points ; connect-
lnjr nt Spokane with the Great
Northern, Northern Pacific und
O. R. &.N. Oo.
Connocti at Rossland with tho Canadian
Pacific Railway for Boundary Creek points,
Conneots at Meyer's Falls with stage dally
for Republic.
Buflbt Sorvlee on Passenger
Trains- be-
tween Spokane and Northport,
EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 10,
1901:
DAY TIIAIN.
Leave,
Arrive.
SPOKANK..
    0.20-i.ni
J.lri p.m.
UOHSI.AND.
    12.25 n.in
1.80 p in,
NKI.SON....
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ii. ti p.m,
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A.  JAOKBOM,
Coneral l'nsiiciiKor AkoiiI.
CANADIAN
'Pacific
RAILWAY.
HOLIDAY EXCURSION RATES
Fare and One Third
FOll HOUND TRIP
rUD|;
Tickets on .-Mile Dec. 23, !24, 25
Dec. 30, .11, .Inu. 1,
All Ticket* Good to Iteliirn till Jan.   9. IOCS
Tourist Sleeping Gars
CROWS' NEST SECTION
Tuesday 1  Fin- Sl. Pnul and nil   1 Soo
} 1 I'll'
Friday   / United SlntOH points   / Une
Friday unl)-, Toronto, Montreal Boston.
Kor tlmo tallies, rnttiH and full Information
cull mi or nililrcmi A. \V. IIAII.I'V, Af-ent,
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,1. 8. CAU'l'P.n, K. J. COTLE,
D. P. A., A. O. P. A..
Nelson, II. C.       Vancouver. II. " 0yy Helplirej*, of Curlew, was a visitor in Midway last week.
A. J. Wheatley' of Beaverdell, was
in Midway on Wednesday.
MImi M. Miihs, of 8pnltane. is paylnu
a vtoit W bet dm*** Mrs. A. C. Uesker.
J. P. Flood, of Oamp McKinney,
paid Midway a visit one day last week.
p, Perkins, of Westhridue. was
aiiionK the numerous visitors lo Midway on New Years day.
Inspector Dorinan of the post oflice
department was here last week on his
regular tour uf inspection.
A. B. McAuley left last Wednesday
for Carson, where he has been appointed to the position of Customs officer.
Randolph Stuarl, of Oreenwood,
and Oeo. Itosc, customs officer, Cab-
cade City, were the guests of W. H.
Norris last week.
Bert 8mllh, capillary appendage remover, has taken up his quarters lithe room formerly used as a dining
room in the Oakland hotel.
Twelve head of cattle were stolen
fi-oiii Thonins Bills of Penticton on tho
Will uit. A reward of $110 for the
arrest of the guilty parties has het'il
ottered j also $100 for the return of the
cattle. It Is reported thnt the cattle
were driven across the line.
A meeting of the shareholders nf the
Boundary Mining A Milling Company
will Iw held at Greenwood un the _5( h
instant to consider tbe proposal to
trnnsfei their group of claims to an
Knglish company forthe consideration
ol 60,000 paid up shares, par value 10
shillinKS each, conditionally that the
purchasing company provide $100,000
to pay tbe local company's existing
liabilities, which will leave a balance
for the development of the properly.
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Big Logging Contract.
Lequime k Powers, who are going
to huild a new sawmill on Smelter
lake, have awarded It. A. Brown a
contract lo get nut 1,500,000 feet of
lugs. Mr. Brown will cnl the -timber
on his townsile of Volcanic City, on
the Norih Fork, eleven miles north of
Ihis city. Mr. Brown has sublet tbe
contract and operations were com-
men veil lasl. Monday.— Grand Forks
Minet-Uatette.
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The Bodle.
William llnunessy, superintendent
of the Bodie mine, on Turod* creek,
states that Ihe Bodie pioperty is looking well and that all the indications
ure that il will make one of tbe lending
mines nf that Section. Development
work has l-een carried on steadily ut.
the mine and lhe iiianagemeDl has
lii'iived that there are Wipe quantities
nf free tiiillinKgolil ore mi thn property.
In Nn. 2 tunnel a strike of consideralile
importance wae made last month and
the nre taken from thut place averages
from 817 80 to (11 |ier ton. Tbe ledge
is wide and a large ore hody is at hand.
Wnrk is also being carried nn in No. 3
tunnel, 75 feet lower than No.2. The
tunnel is nnw ahout. IB feet liin.i the
point where the vein is lo be encountered. While development Is going on
at the Bodie several other claims in
the camp Are also lieing worked and
they are showing up well for the surface wurk dune. Tbe principal claims
are the Elk, Express, Myrtle and
Rochester. On Ihe Myrtle the men
are now working to calch Ihe Bodie
vein. On the Elk a crew of men is also
developing and a good allowing has
l*en made. The ore found in thn
camp is of a high grade. Tbe flrst
class grade gnes hetween $20 and $27.
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A Plucky Sheriff.
A despatch from Republic of Ins
Monday's data says:-  Four  of th-
Ave prisoners who sawed their way I
liberty Christmas morning have lieen
recaptured.   Two of them were taken
by Sheriff lowry, while they were iu
the art of holding up a saloon al Curlew,   One prisoner waa shot in tho
ieck while resisting the sheriff.
The escape was made at an early
hour Christ mas morning.   The jail is
an old wooden structure.    Tbo men
■•awed through lhe ceiling nf tbe big
■cell, having obtained a saw from some
|«onfederal_s on the oulside.  Then a
hole was rutin the roof and tbe men
|were at. liberty.
Sheriff Lowry and his force knew
— - ,-•    * ">* ui ,xxo  nit'ii  were
found ul Wauconda und brought buck
Thursday.
The shot IIF heard lhat three of the
prisoners wero at Curlew j traced
them to a saloon and walked in. As
he entered lie saw half a dozen men
lined up iiguinst the rear wall of the
saloon, while two of the jailbirds were
going tlirough their pockets.
The men were covered hy a double
barrelled shotgun in thc hands of the
third desperado, who stood outside the
saloon and had poked the muzzle of
the gun tlirough a hole in the wall.
In searolilng the victims the prisoners
had found a revolver, and one wus
holding it on the men while the other
rifled their pockets.
The Bheiitf struck the robin*'- a blow,
knocking the revolver from his bund.
Ab he slopped to pick it up thi! officer
fired at bim, the ball taking effect in
his neck. The wound is not dangerous.
The robber on the outside then drop
ped his gun and fled us soon as the
sheriff entered tbe saloon. .Securing
his two prisoners without furlher resistance the sheriff brought them buck
here. The fifth man is supposed to
have gone to British Columbia.
 m-*a	
Will not be Imposed upon.
Toronto, Jan. 2.—The But uf Tel
gram's special cable says: "The Express today says that letters from Canadians al the front who have joined
Baden-Powell's constabulary show
that there is great dissatisfaction
ainr.ng the men on account of Canrdi
an Troops being split up, making them
half English and half Canadian.
It was understood when Colonel
Steele left Canada that he would
command all of lbe 1.200 Canadians
who went with him, hut insre.-id he
was given command of -B" division
only, une which lind no Oatiudbihs in
it. He wus refused the Canadian
troops I hut were in "A" division ami
soon after, the Colonel being ordered
north, tendered his resignation rather
than go away wiih unreliable recruils
instead of his own reliable Canadians.
One letter declares a storm is brewing
and will come before long nnd either
Colonel Steele and a good few of the
Canadians will go back to Canada
inside of six months or Colonel Steele
will have bis own way and get control
over his men from Canada.
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A Conscientious Man.
When the Irrepressible J. T. Wilkin
son, formerly of the Vane -uiver World
was through here last week, he tolil
The Leader thai he has always made
il a point when canvassing for lbe lii-i
city dailies tlmm-Minut the country
districts lo udvififl those to whouiJu-
talked In support lhe local paper (list.
anil I hen all end to lhe outside pass.
Jir. Wi'kius.m said that nohody can
calculate the good a In.al newspaper
does to a place, lt lels tbe outside
world know that there is such a town !
It certainly gives the community that
possesses it a standing that lhe news-
paperless town cannot have. Indi
rectly it helps evei y man in lbe place
tn make known the fact lhat he wants
to be known, namely, that such a place
exi-ts. No one man could hope to
make this known so widely us a news
paper. Kven a ntuubei of pueple writing ever so many letters could not accomplish half us much tn a year as one
issue of a newspaper could in a week.
••Of course," said Mr. Wilkinson,
"there are people in every community
who will not, support a newspaper :
thev will neither advertise in it, read
it or have their printing done at its
office. Fortunately, however, smh
people arc not only few, but tbey are
also anything but the leading ell tops
'of the town. You couldn't get thorn
■ii admit that the regular publication
f the newspaper tbey refuse tn sup*
mrt is actually doing Ihem good in a
.usiness way In spile of themselves s
mt that is a fact very easily demonstrated. The more -upport that is
given to the local newspaper the more
it is able lo do for the town where it is
publishcJ. There is no worse I hitig for
any town than the suspension of ite
local paper | it sounds so much like
the bankruptcy of the community Itself. In this age a town without a
newspaper is dead to ils opportunities,
I always tell the people in the small
lowns lo support their own local paper-
fur every person in the place is interested In It,-whether he thinks so or
nnl."— Ladysmith Lender.
The Central Hotel
llth St., Midway, B. C.
This is a new three-storey he tel, comfortably
furnished throughout.
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The nearest house to the Railway Station.   The
most convenient hotel for railway travellers.
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The best of accommodation in every respect.
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S. DAHL, Proprietor.
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MIDWAY    SAWMILL
Lequime & Powers, Proprietors-
Manufacturers of all kinds of
ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER
LATH and SHINGLES, SASHES and BOORS
Band Sawing and job work done to Order
Telephone No. 12.   Telephone orders receive prompt
attention.
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The Travellers Insuranee Co..,
TYrnrrninsTOTTir
Of Hartford. Conn. $
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Chartered lSfW.
btoek life nnd
Aecldent fhsurunce.
TSSU12S the besl life liisumn.ee
t c.iiiiriieis In the world, ilu
liisjippnintineiit an in dividends,
Everything pliaraiileed in ml*
viiiiie. Premium Cutes In tu US
per cent less tbun those, of nld
line Mul unl companies.
ASSETS, .    .
January 1st, 1897
LIABILITIES,
.SURPLUS   . .
$20,884.53
17,92.1,260.29
. i,git),4Mi3«
BOUNDARY ORE SHIPMENTS.
The tonnage of ore shipped by the mines of the Boundary
I District during 1901, is as under :
TONS
Old Ironsides and Knob Hill group *>33-424
Mother Lode  89.°34
B. C  47405
Sunset      802
Winnipeg     ■•°4°
King Solomon       ^75
Snowshoe     l'7i{
No. 7 ;.     850
Jewel       35°
The Tmvelleis Conihiimtluii Accident Pulley guarantees furaecidental
illider ordinary renditions.
J50OJ
Death Itcncflt
LtMf, uf Sltfl)t of Hoih Kyea
leew et Both rout or llotli Hands   WW)
Urns of One llaml nnd Ono Koot   S.IM
l'nrminoiit Total Dlnabll tjr 2JHI
Loss of UlH'lit Hand     .     .
liOiw of leg nl nr above Knco
l.u-s of Celt Hand     .    .
Loan of KIMier Foot
Loss of slghtof Ono 1 ye .     .
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l.nu
1.000
,630
Liniits of   Weekly Indernnity $ 1,300.
AND, If such injuries tivo sustained while riding as a passenger in
auy passenger conveyance using steam   cable,   ur  electricity as a
motive power the amount to lie paid   shall be 110UI1I.K the sum
spi-.-ilieil in the clause under which the claim is made.
Cost $52 a year  to Professional  and  Business
Men.and Commercial Travelers.
Other sums at proportionate rates
*W. XX. TwTomlm,
AGENT FOK SOUTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA, MIDWAY B, O.
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*W. H..WEBB,
T.M.Qulley&Co.
Furniture,
Carpets,
Linoleums.
FUNERAL DIRECTORS anil EMBALMEBS.
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Large Stock.   Low Prices.
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sac.  GTTX-i-JErsr ss  co.,
COPPER STREET. GREENWOOD.
Lancashire House,
: : MIDWAY, B.C. : :
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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.
Furnace-heated and comfortably
furnished  rooms.
FIRST CLASS MEALS   WELL  SERVED.
Mrs. Dowding, Proprietress.
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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 HALLBERG, Prop.
Fifth Street, Midway.
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THE MIDWAY
FEED i SALE STABLE
Seventh Street, Midway,
Opposite Crowell's Hotel
JOHH J. FLOOD, PROPRIETOR.
This stable is equipped with a first class outfit of
Single aod Hie Drivers
Saddle and Pack Horses
Hay and oats for sale.    Bus meets all trains.
Freight and express delivered to any part of the town.
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Repairing of all kinds promptly and neatly executed.
Carriage Painting a specialty.
Totpl 375.511
Shipments during 1900 totalled 97,741 tons, and during
frhe year 1901, to December 31st, 375,511 tons, making
aggregate of 473,252 tons,
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The Pioneer Newspaper of the
Boundary  District-only
$_.oo per year.
Is prepared to
fill all orders
for Job Printing at lowest
rates consistent with good
work.
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THE
MIDWAY NEWS
DEPOT
THOMAS WALKER, Proprietor.
All the best brands of
Cigars and Tobaccos kept
constantly on hand.
Latest shades and patterns of Wall Paper now In
stock.
Seventh Street, Midway.
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Beautifully situated at the confluence of Boundary Creek and Kettle River.
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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 low prices and on easy terms.
A. M. WOVENDEN, Sec.,
30 St John Street,
Montreal, P. Q.
Send for Maps, Prices, and full particulars to
The MIDWAY COMPANY, Ltd.
C. M. CHOUSE,
Agent for British Ooliiiubla,
Midway, B. C.
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Will BUIID REFINERY
The Canadian  Smelting Works will
Construct one at 1 rail.
Trail, B. 0., Doc. 80-Mr. W. U. Aldridge has returned from an extended
eastern trip, and states that the Canadian Smelling works will proceed at
once with the construction of ii refinery at Trail of sufficient capacity to
handle the present bullion output of
the country, The plant will be to a
certain extent, experimental, hut as it
is shown thut sufficient bullion can be
obtained to insure its becoming a commercial success, it will be enlarged and
extended, or possibly another plant
will he built al Nelson or on the coast.
Mr. Aldridge says that all of the
metal markets have heen most unsatisfactory to mines, smelters and refineries. The fall in lead and silver
has affected Ihe receipts of some of the
Kootenay lead-silver mines to the extent of $000,000 annually, comparing
the quotations for these metals in January with those at the present time.
The iiuelteii have also lost heavily, in
buying and selling on a falling market,
it requiring on an average of from
four to Hve months for the smelters to
realize upon metals purchased, from
the time the on- has hern nought from
the mines.
The decline in metal prices since the
beginning of the year has been approximately as follows:
Copper, from 17) cents to 12) cents
per pound.
London lead from £18 to £10, and sll*
ver from 02 cents to 51 cents per ounce.
The railways and smelters ate thoroughly alive to the sit tint inn, and
while London lend is nt present prices
will join in making a reduction for
the coming year in freight and treatment charges, on clean lend ores, of
$1 per ton. The smellers are willing
to rtdllce their charges, provided Ihey
can be relieved from the danger of in-
cutring further losses due In decline in
metals, and us.it is generally conceded
that the present prices of metals have
lieiu-ly reached bottom, it would seem
irely fair to tho mines to make the
iingent the mine. To accomplish this,
s proposed that preliminary settle*
nls involving the payment of IW per
cut. of the proceeds will lie made
Winn as results are obtained nt the
smelter, the final settlement to be
made on quotations for metals ninety
nays after tlie preliminary settlement,
It Is promised lo raise Ihe zinc limit
Irom ten to eight pet cent., whicli
would mean thai on oloan lend ores
carrying forty per cent, lead untl over,
lhe Vilakrediicl.ioti in freight: nnd in
treatment charges  will  lie ,$1 per ton,
while on ores containg over eight' per
cent, zinc the net reduction will he
$.100 per ton.
The above reductions in rates will
not compensate the mines for their
losses in the decline of metals from the
first of the year to the present time,
but as the quotations for London lend
during the latter part of 1900 and lhe
Iieginning of 1001 were abnormally
high, it is hoped that tbe mines will
find it in Iheir interest to continue
operations at. these figures. The aver-
ago price of London, lead for a number ot years has been between £12 aid
£13 sterling, aid as a reduction of $4
nor ton of ore is equivalent to $11 per
ton of lead, assuming the ore lo contain forty per cent, lead, and that the
smelter pays for ninety per cent., this
reduction of $t would correspond to
an increased price for lend in ore of
£2 6s, making the present lead quota
tions on the basis of last year's rates,
£12, 8s 2d.
Mr Aldridge says his conipany is
spending large, amounts of money in
enlargements and improvements, and
will continue to do so in spite of the
present temporary depression in tlie
metal markets, believing that there
will shortly bean improvement in t hese
prices, and that tbe production of the
silver-lead properties of the country
will get bock tu former figures.
THE CITY CM Al MS STAND
FUFtJx   Street,  UffiidL-onray.
r
Indispensable in
.Every Home
A Reliable
Thermometer
and Barometer
Worth $1.00, specially made to
meet the climatic conditions of
Western Canada, will be sent
freo to every yearly subscriber
of the
WEEKLY FREE PRESS
WIININIPUO
Season 1901-1002
Cut out this advertisement
nnd fi.-.-word lo Free Press with
one dollar nnd receive Weekly
Flee Vnu tor <rn<! yenr together nail a handsome thermom-
ettrr nr:l titirnnit-ter,
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.
3 H. P. LARGE,
PROPRIETOR.
1
y,PARK!NSOil
Provincial Lund Surveyor.
S\jjt   Architect and
SB  Civil Engineer...
Financial,
KJeal Estate,
Insurance and
Mining Agent.
-MXOTAKY    FV HlelCOtm
I uit vtow Town*! to Agont.
... AllllllKSS . . .
R. H. PARKINSON,
KAIKVIKW, 11. C.
Oorrwpou'lomie Solloitod*
MINERAL ACT, I8S6.
Cer ificato   of   Improvement!
xjovxaxi.
kaiiv Cash Khaitwsai. Mix tin i Cun
Sltuato In lho Osoyuos   Minin-t Division I
Yale    District.   Where located: Cit
Hedley.
TAKK NOTICE that wo. James .Mrt.r
nun" rs c. l'titi(-nn) No. D1U1I1I-. "lu.
Borttigt freo minerk oprlltlratu ^-' '■','
Intend, e-ixty days fnun the dale l.iro
to apply lo the Minion lluciirilerforn I rrliK"
of Improvements, fnr the purpose ol out
a CroWb (Irani nf the above claim.
Anil furthor lake nolleo Hint eotioii.
suction SI. 11111*1  he eoninieni-iil helm
IsMlam-e nf -lli-ll (rrlltleilte of lmpnivl
liutod llii- '.'lr.1 day jif Aiikii-i. WW.
J AM 1> Mr i.U.
lie K. li. U0H1NU.
FOR8ALE.
RANCH of 391 aires, sllunlo one mill
Midway, 20p acres under clllUvnl
acred of wlilrh in good timothy in'
I'lenl) of waler ts provided liy lliri-i'
Iprlngs, Them Ik also 11 beautiful
orchard on the plOM be-ilimiiiK lo Iimi
House, linriiNiiiidiiulhuiulltiKK. Kor leiu
purl Ionian iipply lu
A. HOPPKlt. WUI«b>.
DJ
- MI DWAY-
Riverside  Addition,
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Just a Word!
To those contemplating an invest
ment in Midway real estate, the information is
offered that on the Riverside Addition may U
found 300 very choice residence sites.
LOTS 50 x 125 FEET. PRICES
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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