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 Vol. 2, No. 25.
Co-operation in Fruit Growing.
The principle of co-operatioii
among fruitgrowers, whicli has
been strongly advocated during
the last two years by W. A.
MacKinnon/of the Fruit Division, Ottawa, received enthusi-
atric endorsatioti at the recent
annual meeting of, tlio Ontario
Fruit Growers' Association at
Leamington, I'he address of
tlio president, reportof the secretary andallthe most interesting
and instructive, papers dealt
with the question of co-operation.
A typical example of tlie
practical working out ot the
co-operative plan was docribed
by Mr. W. H. Owen, Catawba
Island, Ohio, who is one of the
recognized leaders in the movement across the line. He is
Manager of a co-operative fruit
growers' union which does business in a very large way. The
Oataba association confines its
attention mostly to peaches,
though pears and grapes are
also handled. The membership is thirty-four, controlling
about one thousand acres, on
which there are about one hundred and fifty thousand peach
trees. The growers all live
within seven and a half'miles
of the large central packing depot, where the grading is done
under the manager's supervision. The growers do their own
picking, and bring in from three
to five thousand bushels of
peaches daily. The fruit begins
to arrive at the central depot by
two o'clock p. ni. and packi ng
o]i nations frequently continue
all night. Each grower is duly
credited with the amount of
fruit of each grade which lie
contributes to the total amount,
and he is paid in accordance, as
soon as sales are made. Under
tlie business-like system adopted itis possible to make most of
the sales direct from the warehouse. Free use of the telegraph, telephone and mail service is made in collecting and disseminating information as to
the quality of each variety and
grade available. In this way
the fruit fs disposed bf practically as soon as produced.
There is no refrigerator service at the packing house,
hut refrigerator cars are supplied by the railways, and the
fruit is put into them as soon
as possible. The cost of carrying on the business is from seventeen to nineteen cents per
bushel of peaches, including
cost of packages and transportation, as well as administrative
expenses of tho association.
Among the advantages of the
plan which have become apparent during the twelve years
that the association has been iu
existence are (1) It ensures better prices for the fruit. (2) It
leaves the grower free to devote his undivided attention to
the improvement of production.
(3) It enables buyers to purchase at a central point large
quantities of a uniform grade.
"hus they can select precisely
the sort of fruit to suit various
markets. (4) It gives the
members a much stronger pos-
•tion in dealing with commission men, merchants and carrying companies than they could
possibly have individually. (5)
It provides for the proper distribution of fruit, so that one
market may not be glutted at
tlio same time that another is
left bare of supplies,
Tliis latter point was emphasized by Mr. W. H. Dawson, the
"oronto Commission merchant
"y a reference to the co-opera-
1 ive system of handling the Tex-
'** tomato crop,   This is haiid-
j?o per Year.
led by one man stationed at St. by the parties in whose names
Louis,  and the  system is  so j they were taken out.
thorough that market demoral- j    There were about 37 licenses
ization is  absolutely   avoided, applied for, but th" ml
The grading is so perfect that a
man can order a car of Texas
tomatoes by grade and feel perfectly sure of getting just what
he orders.
Something has already been
done along these linos in Ontario, and Ave aro still far behind California, Ohio. Michigan
and other States. One of tiie
most "progressive co-operative
associations in Canada has its
lieadqi.ia.tors at Walkerton, in
the celebrated Huron apple district. Mr. A. F. Sherrington,
the manager, reported that last
year the association made its
first trial in the co-operative
work by forwarding to Manchester, Eng. two cars of Due-
ess apples, which arrived in
good condition. In addition to
these three cars of-winter apples wore backed and sold.
This year the association had
prospered beyond expectations.
There are now about fifty-five
members, with an average of
four acres of apples each, Fifteen cars of apples have this
year been shipped on the cooperative plan. Not only have
the prices been better, but more
fruit has been sold than would
have been possible under the
old system. Even the early varieties of apples were put upon
the market in good condition.
Just as soon as the Duchess,
for instance, were ripe, all co-
operators were notified to be-
in picking at the same time.
In thie way a car wouldbestart-
ed with the fruit within two
days of the time the apples were
taken from the trees. If we can,
said Mr. Sherrington, by this
system increase the general returns received from our fruit
crop, the producer of poor fruit
will almost certainly be led to
improve the quality of his output
If he will not do this, he will
have to get out of the association-
In the course of the discussion
Mr. MacKinnon said that, in his
opinion, no system of co-operation would be complete which
introduce uniform methods in
the selection of varieties,, in
planting and top-grafting, in
orchard m anagemet, including
spraying, and even in the bu y
of supplies.
W. A. demons.
Publication Clerk.
^^^^^ e others were
filed previous to the fomous
cancellation af the reserve, and
hence were not considered.
—».— v
Third Transcontinental Line.
Toronto, Dec. Ki—William
Mackenzie, president of the
Canadian Northern railway
company, is here on the way to
England. Tin's uiorning he was
closeted with solicitors and officers of the Canadian Northern1,
endeavoring to got through as
much business as possible before
He reports that thc Canadian
Northern'is in fine shape, doing
a big share of the season's
grain business, and handling it
expeditiously. He was not to be
drawn as to the objects of his
approncnihg visit to the old
land,which is reported to have
to do with financing the Canadian Northern next year. Tliere
is a great deal of construction
work outlined. It is said
and thought the president's
trip across the water is to make
such arrangements as will permit of a big addition to the
milage of the syf'tem next year.
A Montreal special says; D. 1).
Mann today stated tlmt all of
the Mackenzie & Mann railways
in Canada were to be consolidated in the new company called
the Canadian Northern. He also stated that the Ontario and
maritime     connecting     links
~   i
Snowshoe management of an in- the Exposition authorities the world that is
terest in thesnielter of the Writ- finding of the meet ing. But as ^ wj].j ,.Mn,., jn
ish ColumbiaCopper Company, the time for preparation is
Limited, located at Greenwood,'sl-()l't and the delay which the
or forthe oreotion of a smelter 'undoing of all these difficulties,
of their own, but as far as can, where so many conflicting in-
belearned nothing definite has|teiwts are concerned, will
yet eventuated in the matter, j necessarily ho long and the out*
The annual meeting of the come uncertain, it may be con-
shareholders of the Snowshoe .siderod practically settled that
Gold&Copper Mines, Limited, | there will be no live stock exhibit from Canada at St. Louis.
is scheduled to be held some
time this mon that the company's
head office in London, England)
and      something
"Growing Times."
inst been touching to
ear   Sir Richard   Oartwright
employing the general prosper-
__________ ity us his great argument iu de*
pany owning the Snowshoe, and j fenceof tlie policy of the Govern
promising ;ItmilH);
will doubtless come out of that. jie
When M r. George ti. Waterlow,
the vice-chairman of  thc com-'
Anthony J, McMillan, the managing director, were in the
Boundary a month or two since
they expressed themselves as
not a little pleased with the
prospects of the mine and its
condition as regards ability to
the output of payable ore, Mr.
Waterlow is himself one of the
largest shareholders.
Altogether, since the Snow-
shoe began shipments of ore to
the different smelters, a total
of ore have been sent out, The
pumps in the shaft are uot being taking out, and this is taken
as a favorable sign that tbe property'will resume operations at
no distant bate.
No Canadian Stock for St. Louis.
witty  and   wise
and entertain and
improve  him without   money
and without price.
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English us She is Spoken.
Perhaps the best known of
Washington's public schools is
the .Force, named after Peier ,
Force, a distinguished citizen of
thecapital, who diod many yea"s
It i.s at this famous school
that President Roosevelt had
three of bis sons enrolled whon
heentered upon the  duties of
is said  ih
tills     pill:!
ment. Did he never hear of a
man who said that, ns far as
they could affect prosperity or
hard times, thoDominion Ministers were "thirteen flies on a
wheel" "Thirteen," And now
they have grown to sixteen, in
spite of the protests of a man
called Oartwright who stormed
against tbe increase from thirteen, while he sat in Opposition.
But these are "growing times."
—Montreal Star.
The Pleasures of Winter.
would be built as trade required
until the Canadian Northern
was a transcontinental route.
"You can state definitely," he
said, "that we will build the
third transcontinental route,"
Winter is harsh, rough-visag-
ed, vigorous,    Yet,   like many
men, be   conceals  a kind  and
generous heart  behind   a -forbidding exterior, and   provides
________________________mmmmmmmmmmm__     many wholesome and delicious
At a well   attended meeting, | enjoyments for those who learn
held recently in Toronto, of the '• ],;,-   peculiarities,   bear   philos-
executive    committee   of  the,ophically with his pe:ty tyrannies and treat with forbearance
The Snowshoe.
The Snowshoe group of mines
inPhoneix camp.ai'r.ersteady development for some five years,
has arrived at the point where
it, is absolutely necessary, for
thebest interests of the property,
to own a smelter or an interest
in one. In accordance with this,
it has been decided to cease all
Coal Licences Granted.
Victoria, Dec. 15.—For lho
21 applications for coal licenses
ir the two famous blocks of
Southeast Kootenay, which
have been granted, the dates
and locations areas follows:
On January 10, 1902, licenses
for lands on the west side of
Elk river, north of Morrissey,
wore granted to E. J. Johnson,
John Janiesh, William Sinkbell
and D. Mackenzie.
Charles Waide aud Thomas
Morrison received their on Dec.
30,1902, for lands two
from Morrissey ou the
side of Elk river.
Mrs. Sinkbell and F. German
got their on January 19, 190:1
for lands three miles south of
Morrissey on the west side of
Elk river.
The remaining ones were  all
,,,,,1 on November 0, 1902,
y to lands on the west
ik river near Coal Creek
side of J
„„ (he Lizard range
taken up
shipments from the mine to customs smelters pending permanent smelting arrangements, negotiations for which have been
in band for several months
last past. Superintendent J. W.
Astley hassuspended operations
at the property temporarily,and
the men have been laid off,
only a few being at work there!
today cleaning up the ore bins,
but he states that he does not
apprehend that the suspension
will last long-perhaps not much
after the first of January, The
stoppage of work is in no wise
due to thocon lition of tlu mine
lack of ore or of, satisfactory
values"therein, as it is a wall
known fact that the Snowshoe
not, only has avast 'amount of
ore blocked out, but has many
thousands of tons broken down
ready for removal and shipment
to a smelter.
For some months past the ore
from the Snowshoe has been
sent out to the Boundary Falls
smelter exclusively, arrangements having been made for accepting nnd treating something
like 400 tons daily at those reduction works. For some reason,
Dominion Horse, Cattle, Sheep
and Swine Breeder;*' Associations, and others, to discuss
the terms on which pure-bred
live stock from Canada will be
allowed to compete at the St.
Louis Exposition next year as
set forth in the published rules
and regulations of the Exposition, a strong protest was recorded regarding the unfair and
unreasonable discrimination
against Canadian stock in the
non-recognition of the Dominion herd and stud books and
in other disabilities to which
Cauadian stock is subjected.
Briefly stated, the points covered by the protest are that Canadian herd and stud book registrations are ignored, while
those of Great Britain, of Europe aud New Zealand are recognized; that no provision is
made for the application of the
tuberculin test, and that, under
existing U. S. customs regulations, Canadian stock cannot
be sold in the United States,
even for breeding purposes,
without the payment of duty,
no provision being made for
taking out of bond^stock sold
at the show, and that animals
so sold would have to be returned to Canada and reshipped
the buyer being required to
make oath that he is a citizen
of the United States, and that
tlie stock is for his.own use for
breeding purposes and uot for
sale; that the United States
Governnient will not recognize
their own herdbook certificates
for customs purposes, and thatj
the American Shorthorn Association imposes a fee of $100 for
the registration of animals imported from Great Britain.
Resolutions were adopted declaring that it was inadvisable,
under these circumstances, to
make an exhibit of Cauadian
(.'reek an<
side of El
Fernie on the   west
however, tliis has notbeendone, ____,^_
and latterly tho shipments have j stock at St. Louis, unless these
not averaged more than 250 ton' restrictions were greatly modi-
daily. As the property can easily j *i«fh ns, instead of encouraging
send out from   500 to 800 tons, ,n*de, the terms of entry were
calculated to frustrate business
lietween the two countries.
A committee was appointed to
form ti late lhe protest, arid another committee was   selected
per day, this was not a satisfac.
w .iufblv the whole block- was' tory state of affairs to the man-
ust   opposite   Coat {agement.
It was known some months
ago that negotiations   wero   on
pplicatious were made foot for tho acquirement by the to visit St, Louis and lay befon
his eccentricities, of behaviour.
In the country and in the city
it is during his reign that most
of the social pleasures of [he
year are enjoyed. Summer
drives thousands away from
their homes. Winter brings
them back, and takes a hands
in renewing the agreeable acquaintanceships and friendships whicli separation has
partly broken off.
There is one class of people
to whom winter brings special
gratification. He suggests to
book-lovers a quiet book by a
quiet lamp; and these alone are
sufficient to compensate for all
the pleasures that the hard old
tyrant drives off. What if the
birds are gone, and the leaves
have fallen, aud snow is descending, and the winds howls
through the night like a thing
possessed, if one can stay indoors, pull up a comfortable
chair, cock his slippered foet on
another chair, aud enjoy the
company of his favorite authors?
They are better men and wiser
than any whom he probably
would meet if he went out.
They do not bore him; or, if
they should, he could kick them
out without hurting their feelings. They give no advice
which is not sought. When be
wants instruction they do not
"jolly" him. When he wants
amusement they do not put on
a snug countenance and talk
theology, or a wiseacre one
and talk political enconoiny or
ethics. He does not need to go
to the theatre for a drama
Shakespeare will afford him a
better. He need not hunt oat
a lecturer on evolution, or
ethics, or history. Cicero, or
Mncaulay, or John Fiske can
better instruct and entertain
him discourses on these subjects
school at which his boys stiouKl
receive primary instruction foi'
the reason that lie tUwired them
to bo placed in thoroughly demo-
eratic surroundings. Thai tiny
are so situated is evidence when
it is stated thatamongtheotlier
pupils of humbleperiiion is lhe
8-year-old son of an EngLsh
coachman employed .-ii, the Brit-
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—   -   -9f - ■ —
Mr. Foster's Great Campaign in
A gentleman in this city has
just received from England a
letter from a member of Parliament, dealing with Hon. Geo. E
Foster's campaign ihere in the
Chambrian interest. Whitt-
amazed the English statesmen
was that a man from Canada
should bo so well versed in the
Imperial idea that he could deity er twenty speeches in thirty
d(iys, and, while carrying" the
main themo through all, yet
vary the phraseology to sueh au
extent that tlie speeSlies were
re-reported and re-read witli interest.
Tho letter adds: Several of
thebest speakers in England regard Mr. Foster's campaign as
a marvellous exhibition of versatility, incisive reasoning and
irrefutiable logic. Cbamborlaiu
himself,! am told, regards .Mr.
Foster as one if tin briuh
minds in the
Montreal Star.
iirigli -,
British Empire.-
United Stat s   Gold in Canada.
Director of the Mints Roberts,
who is gathering information
looking (o a revision to tlie
stock of gold in tho United
States,has received data concerning the amount of United
States gold coin in Canada.
On June 80 last the stock of
American gold in the Doniinion
treasury  was  $?,H,5fyi,1S5, and
than anybody he, would likely I the stock bythie chartered bank
find. He has Hamilton and
Bryce to teach him the principles and constitution of his
country. Milton to raise bis
thoughts to tho sublime.
Winter restrains him from going out into the world, but it.
impels him to stay where a
large part of all there is in the
on the same date was $.10,875,899
making the total Sii.il.I:!0,:»l,.
According to tlie table showing
the amount of American gold
coin held by Ibe Dominion
treasury on June iiO I'or a series
.of ten years, since 1893, it hns
increesed lo its present amount
fi'oinai;tth,'ii'oiethanli(i.(!C'0,G(JO. i:
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Dressing Combs
Pocket    Combs
Gentlemens Combs,
Fine    Combs
Razor Strops
Curling Tongs, etc.
Hair Brushes
Tooth Brushes
Nail Brushes
Leather Brushes
Bafh Brushes
Manicure Files
Manicure Scissors, etc,
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In advance, cither yearly or half yearly arili-
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Advertising rates sent on application.
Which islmore destructive
to life or limb—foot ball or
' pugilism ? Statistics gathered by the New York World
show 124 deaths from prize
fighting since Tom Falkner
was knocked out in England
in 1758, tht list ending with
five in this country so far during the present year. Last
year tlie prize ring Jiad seven
victims; in 1901 the number
was eight ond it was ten in
1900. For some of these
deaths men have gone to pris
on, but the great majority of
the mza who gave the death
blow were not even arrested.
The figurci show c-inclusivi-K
that the "sport" of the prize
ring'is briiial and"deseiv.es re-*
pression. K ishapply not a
popular sport in this country,
thanks to unlriendly laws, and
doi*s not anr tct the favorable
attentlOft that is given ;to loot
ball. The latter sport seems,
however, even more objec.
tionable, if account be taken
of the] number and character
of thejjviciims. The World
notes that the football seasr n
is barely six weeks in length,
and-the, number of players is
fully 20 per cent greater than
that^of pugilists. "These two
facts", the World- says, "in
consideration of results, indicate thot the percentage is
againrt the foot |balli players,"
He' is in more danger jhan
the pugilist.
Facts collected by Prof. E.
E. Pexter,]of the University
of Illinois, from 60 American
colleges show that in the last
ten years out of 210.334 students 22,76-6 played foot ball,
and of this number 654 were
seriously injured and 114 were
killed. In 1902 the seriously
injured numbered 143, and 12
were killed. In some years
one player is killed or maimed
for each day of the playing
season. 1 n view of Prof. Dex-
ter's figures it is impossible to
assert that the game is main
tained in tlie interest of the
athletic development of~-stu-
dents, since it is shown, that
but 108 per cent, of the students play foot ball. A form
of exercise in which only
about one student out of ten
engages cannot conduce greatly to the physical development
of the student body as a whole.
Tie t"-tt s:u.!entV«icId"prae*
tice does tiyt affect  the  mus
cles, heart and lungs of the
other nine. The foot ball
game is in fact for nine-tenths
if the boys Only a spectacle,
ind for the rest largely an oc-
-asionof idleness, dissipation
and demoralization. This is,
unfortunately, too much the
character of all college sports.
Athletic I gymnasium is one
thing; game;? are usually in
character and.effect something
very different. They do not
always injure seriously the par-
ticipitants, and-this is the most
that can be said for them.
By  AiiEBRT^ Prmstr^BniGKAM-
Profkssorof Geology in Ool-
In this new book Professor
Brigham has presented vivid
ly and clearly those physiographic features which have
been important in guiding"tht
unfolding of the industrial and
national life, (if the Unitcc
States of America. Among
the themes receiving specia
treatment are: The Eastern
Gateway, of the United States.
the Appalachian Barrier, thr*
Great Lakes and American
Commerce, the Civil War, ane'
Mines and Mountain Life.
Closing chancers deal with
the unity and diversity of
American life, and with physiography as affecting American
destiny. The book will be
found particularly interesting
and valuable to students and
teachers of geography and
history, but it wiil also appeal
to the general reader. It is
well bound in cloth and printed
frem clear, readable type on
good paper, and contains 366
pages, with a large number of
rare and attractive photographs and numerous maps
which are of importance in vivifying and explaining the text.
From many interesting and
suggestive passages, in this
volume, we select the following from the chapter on "The
Great Lakes.,' since it has
some bearing upon the transportation quejition that engaged the attention of the Canadian Parliament during the
greater part of the last session,
and is, therefore, of peculiar
interest to Canadian readers:
"It has often been said that the
great cities are made by railroads. This is the more plausible because shallow waterways, like the Eij|: Canal,
have lost their importance
Hut the railwav can never displace the waterway in carrying
other than perishable freight.
We may. therefore, look forward to enormous extension
of traffic of the Great Lakes
thtough the ship canals of. the
future.   One of these will op
en the way from Lake Erie to
New York. Harbor. By an
act of 1897 the United States
government undertook an investigation of routes for waterways between the Lakes and
the Atlantic Ocean, and an
el .borate report, of the engineers was transmitted to Congress in 1900. Should this report lead to action, it. is proposed to passfrom the Niagara
River above the Falls to Lake
Ontario, either by a route close
to the river, and entering it
again at Lewiston, or by a
line a few miles_to the eastward From Lake Ontario to
the Hudson alternative routes
are proposed, one by Oswega
and the Mohawk Valley, the
other by the St. Lawrence,
Lake Champlain, and eastern
New York. To accomplish
such a plan will go far to perpetuate and increase the commercial superiority of New
York City.. Within a -few
years the Canadian government has. completed its great
project of cutting a fourteen*-
foot waterway from Lake Erie
to tide-water, by way of the
Welland Canal, and by passing around the'various'impracticable sections of the St. Lawrence River. These channels
have a total length of nearly
seventy-five miles. . ©ther
schemes have been proposed
which in the end may mean
muoh to this growing northern
empire. A canal from Georgian Bay to the navigable waters of the Ottawa River would
give direct passage from Chi-
.-:ago and Duluth to Montreal.
If a map be consulted, it will
be found that a line from Georgian Bay to Montreal is one
side of a triangle, whose remaining sides' mus.t be traversed by vessels taking the Port
Huron route. This proposed
waterway has almost romantic, interest because through it
passed the waters of the upper Lakes at the close of thc
glacial period." Another very
interesting chapter is that with
the heading, Mountain, Mine,
and Forest, which is nearly as
applicable to rBitish Coliim
bia as it is to Colorado and
other Western states. (Boston
Ginn & Company publishers).
Mailing price $1.40.
To Joseph E. Boss, formerly of the City of
Spokane in the State of Washington, and
now supposed to j» in Mexico.
Yon are hereby notified thnt I and James
Napier paton have expended $11X1 in labor ond
improvement" upon the "Monte Reco  mineral
claim.' sit na'c in Ureen'vood  camp in   the
Oreen wood (forroer'y   Kettlo Rlverl Mining
Division of Yale District, as will appear by a
Certlflcate of. Work recorded March 21st I»/-.
in the oflice of tbe Mining Recorder for. .ne
«id Greenwood Minim* Division, in order to
hold said claim  for the year ending Maroh
And yon are further notified that I and said
James Xauier Paton have expended a farther
sum of $1110, in labor and improvements upon
said mineral clnim, as will appear by a Ur-
tillcate of Work recorded March 3rd 1MB,
in the otflcu ofsaid Mining Recorder, in order
to hold said claim for the year ending March
23rd, IW.
And ynu are further notified that your pro-
portioo'of tho expenditures above mentioned
was contributed and paid by thc subserlbor:
And if at thc expiration of ninety (SO! days of
publication Of this notice-ynu fail or refuse lo
contribute.your proportion of Iheexpcniluurc-
rt-qi-lred under section 24 of the "Minoral Acl
tt hold said claim for the years above men*
tionwi, together with all costs of advertising.
your interest in said mineral claim shall become
vested in the subscriber la co- iwnerl under
Section J of the "Mineral Aa Amendment Act
Datcdat Oreenwood, B.C., tho 22nd day of
September, 1903.
Hallett and Shnjv, Solicitor*.
Points  East
Spokane, Seattle and Coast Points
St. Paul, Minneapolis, Chleago
2^SJji?H.*jEUB tD&Aa-y ft
XZaataA   Tijjaie   £,
few Equipment Throughout, Day Coaches.
Palace and Tourist Sleepers, Diiung and
Buffet Smoking Library C    .
For Tickels' Rates. Folders and Full
Information, call on or addr ss
Any Agent of the Oreat  Northern   Railway
>r write
A. B. 0. DENNISTON, G. Vf. P. A.
612 First Avenue, .     Seattle, Wash
A radical change from old
methods arid prices was announced by the Toronto News this
week. The eyes of the newspaper world have beeif upon the
News for the past few months*
during which time several departures have been made wliieh
have given that paper a widespread reputation for enterprise
and originality. Tliis- latest
move is to place the Sews at j
the price of §1,00 a year by
mail Only a deep founded belief in the future success of the
News could lead the publishers
to make snoh a reduction in
price. But just as the dollar
magazine has taken hold of
the people, so, we venture to
predict, the News will secure a
vast and,ever-increasing circulation, based not only on the
popular price at which it is 30W
but mainly upon the intrinsic
merits of the paper itself. We
have made arrangements which
enable us to club the News with
ourown paper at §3-80 a year
in advance. Such a combination presents many unique
features, — our weekly giving
you all tlie home and district
news, and the big- twelve-page
daily keeping you in touch with
evenU all Over the world. Send
ns fy°ur subscription to the
News, or if you would like to
see the'paper first, write us and
we will secure a sample copy.
In tho Goods of Alfred E. Horridge, latt
of Midway, B.C., deceased Intestate.
NOnoE is herebygiven pursuant to tho Revised Statutes of British Columbia, Chapter
1ST, that all persons having claims against Uie
estate of the late Alfrtd E. Horridge, are rc-
uircsi on.or before Uiel'irb day pf December,
x.lAA. lo -tnl in ii.c undersigned their names
addresses and descriptions, together with full
particulars of their respective elaijns veriiied
by statutory declaration—And all persons in
■ii '.•■.r.i to thcsiidestate are required to pay
thu amount oftheir indebtedness to tho undersigned forthwith,
And further tako notice that after the said
16th day of December 1903, the administrator
will proceed to distribute tho ataets, of the deceased among the parties entitled thereto bav
xr,-z rt-ganl only to the claims of which he shall
then have notice ana thatthesaid administrator will not be Hable for the said assets *or
any part thereof to any person or persons of
whose claims notice shall not have been re
ceived.br them aiUie date of such dist.-ibu.
Dated this 1st day of hfcembsf. :■."■!.
call on retail trade and agents for manufacturing house having .well established, busi-
nesi>;.loaU territory; straight salary $20 paid
weekly and expense money advanced : prev
ioti.> experience unnecessary: position porni-.ii.
em : business successful. Enclose self-add res*
st.i covoiope. Superintendent Travelers, K6:
M ,:inu B.,li*. Ohio igo.
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Carrying His Majesty's flails
Will leave MIDWAY on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, at 8.30 a. ni,, arriving at
CAMP MeKINNEY at 5 p.m.
Returning' will leave CAMP McKINNEY'-,;:
Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a. m.,
reaching MIDWAY at 1.30 p. m,, and making connection with the train going east at,2:05 o'clock.
The best of accommodation for
the convenience of the
travelling public.
ixviitimmm^itttt tmmmitxj. -:
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With Which is Incorporated
The Bank of British Columbi
CAPITAL, $8,700,000.   -    RESr, $3,000,000,
HON. GEO. A. COX, Pres.       B. E. WALKER, Gen Mgr.
Mananer Greenwood Bran.ii.
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The Dispatcl tlgtlti
CHRISTMAS will soon, be with us, and to enable you to decide upon your
present.-- we give below a list of USEFUL CHRISTMAS GIFTS which are always
For Ladies
Dress Lengths, Waists, Belts. Chatelaine Bags, Ft;ists. Silk Collars,
Silk Lace Handkerchiefs hand made, Beatrice Collars, Cushions,
Cushion Covers, Table Covers, Cloves, Slippers,
For Gentlemen
Sweaters. Shirts. Braces. Tier-, Mufflers. Gloves, Initial Silk Haiulker*
chiefs, Caps. Slippers.
A Direct Line.
To Chicago and all points oas; j
cans, and all points sou Mi.
See that your ticket reikis via i   I
Thoroughly modern trains
connect with all transcontinent-
d lines at St, Paul and Omaha.
If your friends are coming
west let us know aud we will
quote thorn direct the specially
low rates now in affect from
all eastern points.
Any information as to rates,
routes, etc., cheerfully given ou
B. K. Trumbull,
Commercial Agent.
142 Third St.
Portland, Oregon
T. V. & p, A.,      •
1-12 Third St..
Portland, Oro.
P. B. Thompson,
P. & P. A.,
Boom 1, Column Bldg.,
Seattle,   Washington.
j iVffi'LEOlJ & BROWN*,
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc
Grkeswood. B. C.
Chas. A. Webster,
^   Spokane.Wssh.. U.S.A.   Midway, B C.
§ —	
B. I
Imik Me
Kock Creek, B. C.
Stopping plnte fur Singes lu
Ull    'r III all riljlll lirJI-y
Cte> is    piJU'l*.
&ood Aeeommodation fbr Ike Iravefe
'  Fl:birC.
Through  Salt   Uk6 City, Leadville,  Pueblo, Ccl
tho Famous Rooky Mojiuain Scenery by 0-
A_ and Denver
li Points Estt.
E      CAS6   AND SUPERB    D:*-:.'iC
Or me. fillers ani olhoc
Inf.jrmnHsn. adores?
w c.
(rj*. jmii>v\.\\
ft \C   M. KERBY
tJ  ■ A. «I. Can. Soc. C. E.;
^^r^rSr^rifSfrfr£sriffrrJK_fJITrrrrrff'l-T_f 'iPROViNdAi. Land   Surveyor
i'jii-    DisrA':-.'u    wishes
ienda a Merry Christmas.
Post !- are outaimoun :ing .
.bull in S. Larsen's hotel,   Roc'
Creek, on Tuesday night, Dec
il'i-tr il ..v\'» p'-nots.
Tre«< *a the Prairie*.
Mr. Stewart, Dominion Superlnten.
dent of Forestry, made arrangements
One dav this week as  Frank   while on    the  plaits for systematic
Jobnston.in Charge   of nne of  ^planting-    The   forestry branch
R.   MeyeihofFs   freight teams
has areas set apart for tree culture
at the Brandon and Indian Head ex-   RejjD'EMi BLOCK, UREEJvWOO
AY. H, Webb, of Greenwood, is j        . ,.,  ' •       fri)]n  , •..,'.. McKb- p»iuiental farms.   These plantations
'     '        ,   ' was coming trpm oamp m-o.m i     makin'g excellent progress,    and
-rH'iuhnga tew days in town.      n,.v.\Ui  was thrown from   the ncxt season over a million tri.es will
.,,-1,1 ii j. i i,'.     \-__tt i... ovniLible (or distribution, chiefly
A dance will  be  held  at   II.  wagon,   dislocating    his   left 5*J\t*^a|X, "otton.wood    and
Pittendrigh'-s hotel, Rock Creek ( sh< mlder and receiving various [^JJ, JJ popiir,'from   the steppes,
a New  Year's night. bruises.    Dr. Spankie attended which is especially adapted   to  dry
° ■ and saniy t
Phone OO. V. * X.
The Boundary Falls   smelter
hns been vlosed down temporar-
the injuries and Mr.  Johnston
ill soon be aide to go to work   the country, ma
ut work   in
he soils and
mapping out the territory
and   tlie
' again.                            HHB           'tt.yZ ..i:t   iy. planted with reference —
m      'zzyzz.. ;.,-       .           -, I   • The publication by the Tor-  -J -heir value in the „e uu local!- TIFlCATES  OF   IMPRO\ bMENTb
at      t      u *.-•    i •           j*                 -.-              o .     t      i           u  t.« lo be i'or.sud.     The trees   aro .vn   rPOWN GRANTS OF  PRE-
Mr.-j. Jas. Me.Nieo! is spend mg| onto Njbws on Saturday la-  of  -M? .;.., ri>,  hH,y ,Vr ,vi,1(H>reafe, VNU                   '. ,'     ... ,,,,„
Christmas week with relatives L holiday numbs consisting of I and *viii ie planted under thesup^- EMPTIONS AND MINERAL uuums
<it Larson. 52 full -i/ed paged was ji unique  M*£** ^ «£* ^.t undS  MIDWAY.
. , . .-,,       . accomplishment   This   is    the  •„,. svstem in a verj few years  the	
.lolin   1'turning.    Ol I noeniX, .,..„.,,,1,     t-.-vir-s condi-inn  •( me plains  will
-. ,   .       .,   -.•       .-irsrest one cent paper-ever .a!>-- t i.eciei* .on- .. n '
 .,•   Sundav   .VlthJas.   tl. Me-        '   , .    .,        ,     ,-. ,•     become  a thins of the pnst,
[      ™ iished in Canada. It was too big   __      -  - z	
.■ ven for   the   mammoth   Hoc: "   T0C0NSU     TIVES,
B. C.
Miss Ella Meyerhoff and Mis
Irace   D,iy.    \-.ho   ha'
isitin    friends    ii.
ixtuple press whicl
The News
The naOcreigned having been nvtorc-d  to
■ Spokane Falls ftNorthern
Railway Co.
>een j reeentlv installeil and whicli will i.eaiui t-r siropie nieann »ti« suffering for
" i* j. i'eti.i'iiu.1 home on  Vi ed-, Qver 14 tons of paper w
-. ..        .   ., io issrersl years with a serere lttng alTecttoa, aha   KfrilfiriT*     5T    IC.      VnOf
mt more than   4S pages. !,^M^.<*^c«isampUoB.i.»^»»|i\j|)l|50fl   OC   I U   Olldji
ui- mtuco >tno
mmm-e«To.  To I
jumeil m tlie issue—anevibence MDd ,frM
- fellow suffers the mejins of
desire It, lie will chccrfollr j
- i - ipy ..f ihe |..r....*jjrip:ion ]
"■ ^.."Straehan spent Snndav I of.the rapidly growing
With J  H   McNames.   tion of The News.   At the   pop*   »imptIon.A«hma, Bronchitis *,,* „u thr.
11      and rang Ma -vi.cs.
gonMieuiav for Seattle,j.idatvprice of 81.03 a year The ^ --;:■;;;-;•■- '^;»';'-. ^',;
md later will eb on to San News now finds ife,way into aU !lo;hi aml „„-, ,..P,r,„ ^i,,,. wm ,!,•,.
, ,       g Inai'tsofOanada.  It is  not so   ik« tm edward a. wnsos, fmAtn
I'lvinciseo, Lai. t t ,-il^l^BnSe*York. Hin
f till
HH •    iniuch the price  or uie   pipe.
Withcommendableenterpr.se howevep  which ig ,^iviiy Th,
•,:-. Ab'Aii'ol has decorated the   .
tt jiijIows of his store for Chris
mas in. a manner that would do|
credit to a large city establishment*
31,000 for An Idea.
Here is a chance for our read-
lie   p J]iei
sTe\vs such a lead oyer its com-
lrii petitorsasfact that  the public
[arediscovering the merits of the
paper el self. All who have seen
j The  News   in   its   new   dress
The Nugget, published by R, should wrile to Toronto   for a
T. Lowery. at the  famous gold sample copy.
camp of Poplar. i~ the   latest
exchange to our   table.   It  is,
Hke all Mr.  Lowery's publics- ^ ^^   ^  ^
tions, a bright, new y sheet and       • ,;miums tbat ca[1   h.,
is de$6ry?r>g of success. a(iopted and   will   prov*- more :
Mrs. Fred Urquhartand Miss p0pUiilraudofgi-eatervalue^hHii
Gladys Vallew, of Danville, tj,e two pictures,'Heart Brok m"
Was|r,and Mrs. 0. F. Stocker rtll(j "Hai-d to Choose," antJ the
anb family of Weuatchee, who ^ ..eference coloured map of
havo been the guests ui'Mi-- ". •;,,. Dominion with eiihtrgc.l
Meyurhoff returned home on mapSOf this province,which are |
Monday. this year given with The Family
k.Oifristmas tree for the child- j Herald and Weekly Staiv ol
renwill be held in McNicol's | Mm treal, the publishers ot.thil
hall on Xew Years eve. A'great Weekly wdljay one
phonograph and magic lanlem thousand   dollars.-■ This year.s
l.        i i   •• .. -ir.   no-   •ii'ii'iiiiini-arecertali: '.' mun  "-
nave been engaged tortus  •>    [utraiuawmc.-
,    • , ,    minima value, aad wid be hard   to sur
1 asion and :i   u'ninl  progiaium.   ,.uin..i.-.
,,.;ii i     ,•     •' i   i    \i,«   i ab- n. i-~.  However, there is ••i.'  J
ttill be   rurmsnecl.   .ui^.   ''•'     i'" ,
ocUe and Mrs. McKaracher have waiting for any oue   who can
charge of the affair. |mprovgou them.
Railway Co.
^jaed Miuntoin Bailway Co.,
Washin^un & G. M. Ry,
Our Catalogue is a veritable bank book, wherein
every article illustrated
means to our customers
a direct cost saving.
Tii'new edition, rc2ly Xot. ij,
ne.li Iv, ol inuaxurable xnlxie xo
ever) penoo iatu wJ-.j« *:ijir-.U
it comes,
It will illustrate articles JM
of high quality only at the
extreme   lowest   prices.
Write for a copy. It will
be forwarded free of cost.
Ryrie Bros.
Reducsd   Summer     Exourslor
The Denver & Kio  Grai ' ■
popularly known as the ".".   ui
Liiibof the WorlcV'hasanm •
ed greatly reduced round   r
rates frnui Pacific (  iasf      i  •
Eor,the banefll of te,
will spendjtheir vuei '   •
i!.!-t. andpf delegai *
prominent Convent   ji*
.\., ,-it Boston;   A.   /. LJ.
St. 1'jtul;    B. P.O. E., u
more;    AVoodmey of Auicric
at   Indianapolis;    Eagli  .
Xew York;   Mystic Shui   .
The nnt}' all rail route belweei
ji'j'i-'i-i, wi»st and south to Ross
lunl. N-'l-r xx. (ii'itnil Forks jitul Hepii'i
at   .'■prrk:ll(^^^^^B
iieixi tfrxrthern,Northern Paclflc aod|Saratogn Sprhn
0. il. k S. i'o. for pnints east,  wi*st
uidsrititl, ; connects Ht Ros-lnnd mul
Ni'lsim nitli tht* (.'aimdiun I'uili.'. Ry,
Connect- nt Nelenn with the K. tl. i >'.
o. fnr I\jj*i.) nml Slwun points.
I'onnci'tn nt Cnrlnw with ntnffc for
Greenwootl nml Midwuy II.C.
Hnffet enr* mn on trnlim between
Spokane mut Uepubtlc.
- |i\.m.
130 ft. ip.
NKI.snV     .....
I'.I'ITIILIC.    .
6.14 p.m.
l..V,p m.
7.2H p.m.
l.i*i p.m.
Louisville, and T, i'. A., u    Ii
Tickets :at the reduce:! ra
will be based upon one fare
the round trip, but will i>2
only on certain days. Th
tickets will carry stop-over pi
ileges on the going trip, giv
passengers an opportunity
visit Salt Lake City. Qlomri
Springs. Colorado Springs, i
Di'iiveri'nnd will be good to
rU^flfi^WBKHfflf '  ■   11
. a. jaokson.     days,   Passengers going via
Oeneral Pnwht-er Afoot. [Denver &.Rio Lilillnie  11W  J.
\ J / A  j\ i ~r- r- T-.
:".' AN   i   ED
111      "I'.V.r
'in the tm
Spokie:e Waul
ing the privilege of r tm
via a different route.
Forthe rate to the poinl
nmHIJik PriD[Kg|::^;;:?it:
fptxthi iT^nigtjf^f-fife'^B^
__  _.___m,____.____m_m__,_mm..i,
i'or      illustrated      p.. .
W. C.MPSniOE," ''
\2A Third St. Portland, 0
in Fruit I ses, S i
■'■ tits,
Ornamaiitals, -;' ■
. 1 z _
, ^oses,
tr es, Sead Pji-
Ur   ,i   nt;    t't;
3, &e.
!>..in San
:• -.-iiioti f ".'
*wT;ti-y   i.i'
Stone & We
1-OjVl'Hil.l. NUU
ii wi be ik md np&
»t Railway Ceaire is tie
Iiteriofrf Briisj Ctalsa.
It is ia ik e&trc i i
pieii Miaias. Stal-I&Kj
204 2s3waj CBiMet.
IMwif ri^uv   wi
iai p rid   It s not
s s^;:;!j;:^. ii is ss h-
IMway, Si taag rift-
W3j. eoisepeiai. a- ..
sale nri naato -:
RBtRsf tke EiUklinr
ad ta4ary Creak 3s.
iriets. idaftd a :■_-.
fafeaa tf E:.;;.-
Cn«k ai Eetilt Int;
Tin leai&j ss rd
iDws i fa eautpy. i "j
is nigfint eiiaiaie. p
water supply, aaa a?
f08K^ l»y rei mi-
unl land.
Easiness, residence and garden lots ac bw [ekes hi I ra easy tenns.      Send for maps, paces, and foil particulars co.
a. a. wnvBMr.sy. s«
e S;  JMffi -Sen—6.
lik-BUMMi, K IJ
r. n
AgSr. ■
Che pgpatrf)
SATOKbAY,  '•-".     :l
■ «» *f  Latur r»miri<   :t lliJunu-i
at ts. Termer
la 1S59 tfeere wits ece Hanoi person to r'r.ry 53*5 sue oBritals;
TTw aieraip* hii* nao? rs*t inui con
one pernor, tu >*ir,:ry £I#S .a ~iJe.jj.i-W
"'What is the tx-oj.:-:: ot rbzsl" asJt-
ed Proteraoi B 0 White, a fa i -•
ariatf Ms pduMailial i. I j ■ tn - tta
lEeciiwrs of :i".e ">.»•:-.'- -Z - "- feeteal
AssactaEK-n.  a'. Lc-oi'--r_    tcj L-:
•Tee cause, -aaa Zee. ia-::. -hat fe-«r
etigibfe aliens atttM to :he coantrr
»nd tetBrmMTJed —ith cur peopl*.
TTwre was Ikareioinr lens inZiiaifm oJ
fnwit blood Ua the nice tban waji.
for-a;riy the cm*.*. Tlie foeeictters
who did iaaa un out shores tended
to «rea.ic»n she stock, tor they mere
ju-i-tjv *■•!; i-i ,..-'•- ■; ro.jr z'r--
aiqat*. with eocssi'.jtiocs uiLrier^untitl
by Hatha*.
Tb* ;~i;u«CJt £ut.j-r-;iir»s ot ai-'ir-jcres
with  those B*lKrufi**E th*    tuiok.   mt
:.■ j j-ti-: .- ■ --
Sfeej «H a*
th-e matter
ths- iu'«i   nl'
tixAxtf   -.try g!
:r jas
cot h.
th< H
Tur- ,*i;--r-'
rr-„.i '   i  r
thl*   f.iCt   T;~,
;ns i rat:.
■ret;   o:    aai   -deafa .c
ai oi the wteakmaga  who
r   x«>  ».->   ■; .-rj~-
-.■j.;y      :e-
ection   by
uirM;      tila
H ..- :: .-tf
.,-. .&
'V* i
809 Second Ave.,  Spokane, Wash.
(.". . :.x
*i' *   -^
' *='i. 3*
ility of Stctiwiv
sll work sent out
The sdbed whe'e ;h wot^ti w^rk is dboe; »he:-j :
is Jiiwavs givert;  where coaSdesce is derekijped   » :
xFEPtv-^ ts tanrfis exac:'v ss feots jr^ br;;-^ kept   :
best: '.vncre tnent is the stoi fan!: wberc tfee '~i"
suctesshii.    NoaEgucrent is  so   z .■:....-■-   .      ~ ■
break through and Steal iz.t knovk fee of Howes [
v'txi .cnc-1^" w.uiv a jsciiooi can 'lo tor v...■_: ov wn ■.:.'.
V   .   :.-.';. : '—._-_.—.-,;._.•„ i
ryr cSuiiirtj snrijrmacioa can. celep    r.e  r vv.
Soo Secocd Ave.. Sp*.
The Pioneer
1 aere is no train in service ■ m
anv r-iiiw-.v in jfee Wl,r...' :.: u
e'"i--^ rin etfujprocflt' The
; '"""•" Limited train trom St.
Paul to Cittcagq via the
3L*   S£l
fas . -
tr   "
as   *!*.*7
Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul Railway
* ..  ranway   companv '>vvns
fxc-i operaies the sfefpiog aod
dining cars 6b iti train?, and
gives to Its patrons an escei-
lence'of service not obtaittabJe
elsewhere. The baffet car«*.
CJjTjpart.T.-int cars, standard
sleeping cars and dining cars
of I'he Pi.ineer are the hao.d-
j>. 'fiiest ever built.
" iZr!T: «4 Third Street, PortfcMK*


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