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Vol. 2, No. 23.
= €
$2.00 per Year.
|orthern Alberta is Very
D. Cunningham Returns and
I Tells of the Wonderful Possibilities of-the Territory
Across the Rooky
Moon tains
G. D. Cunningham, returned
Midwuy last week after
n<lin|{ the summer in Alberta,
the Edmonton district. Dur*
thosuiumer Mr.Cuniiinghum
ipped several carloads of hors-
intrO that country from this
jiint and was successful in dis*
-ing of all of them previous
leaving for Midway.
Mr, Cunningham is greatly
|i|>russed with the possibilities
Alberta as a ranching un,|
uk raising country. The
ijority of people, he says, who
vo never been in Alberto or
m other territories imagine
t the country is all about the
ne. This is ah erroneous mission. After leaving Hud
or ubout one hundred miles
wt,h of Edmonton, the couutry
more or less brushy and
Ightly undulating.
The northern part of Alberta
mostly devoted to mixed
lining, oats and barley yield
ormously and. all kinds of
igetubles grow in profusion.
beat is grown iu smaller
antitieg with varied succoss.
mo years it does well, but it is
t to be relied upon. It is us a
irying country that Northern
lborto gains its grout name,
•r yours tho farmers there
vo been experimenting in
irying but today thut branch
agriculture hus passed the
pcrimontol stage. It is now
tried on extensively nnd ad-
lilional cheese factories and
turneries are constantly bo-
>g built as now sections tie*
and them. Home of the finest
utter to be found in the world
made in Northern Alberto.
Hog raising is another i miliary that commends itself to tho
inner, nnd ono that hus in the
«st und even yet is neglected.
Idthough the prices for hogs
ro unreasonably high ond ure
Uch .is guarantee a handsome
iriilit to those who engage in
'nixing thorn, tho demand is yot
W in excess of the supply. No
poubtin a few ytnrs ns the
armors realize the import-
•ico   of this  branch  of farm
the market.
Implement ugents do u flourishing business und nearly every firm of manufacturers in
Canada and the United States
nre represented. The new territory opened up by the influx
of settlers hus creutod a greut
demand for all classes of agri-
culturnl implements und furnished a new market for the
manufacturers, and this market
will keep steadily increasing as
the greut wealth of Alberta becomes better known, for as yet
that country is only in its infancy, tliere still being immense
tracts of fertile land nwniting
the hand of the settler.
The climate of northern Alberta differs from thut of the
southern purt of the territory,
the northern part experiences
more rain and snowfall, there
being sufficient ruin to cause irrigation unnecessury, which obviates n grout expense rendered
necessary in thc southern part
to insure a good crop. This
season the excessive rainfall in
the north greatly retarded
harvesting, but this year was
un exceptional one. Owing to
thegrasd being under snow in
the winter ull kinds of stock
huve to be fed. Of course there
are winters when little or no
feeding is required and horses
and even cattle come through
looking sleek and fat
The scarcity of timber for
building, fencing nnd firewood
that is sucbadrawhack throughout the more southern parts of
Alberta, is not met with in thc
north whero there is an abundance for all these purposes,
although but little wood is used
tor fuel, there "being iuexhnust-
ible quantities of bituminous
coal, which con be had for little cost at tho mines and even
with the addition of tho charge
for hauling makes it an economical form of fuel
Mr. Cunningham spent the
summer at Leduc a prosperous
rising town on the C. & E.
railway, twonty miles south of
Edmonton, whore J. J. Flood,
formerly engaged in tbe livery
business in Midway, is conducting a similar line of business.
An American Runs Foul of the
Law, and Is Fined for
Assaulting a Constable.
It is not often that anything
of more than passing moment
takes place in police circles in
our usually quiet town, but last
week was an exception to tho
general routine.
A resident of the state of
Washington by tho name of
Hums cuine across tho border,
betook himself to a local hotel,
imbibed a little freely in "Can-
—»v,    ui   una    iimiiru    ui"»...      ■ .    .„.„•„_  „„_
P'-oy will engage moro oxton-
'vely in it.
Tho past season hns boon one
look up the town constable.
This son of Uncle Sum is pos-
|>!----. *______. .ru. me >»;;;;'»;;:,: E*
Immigration into that part of drink,   unoew
"Alberto hus caused a demiu.d in town  * £»*£££
fa hormhmtoforo unequalled incut with on »
Mho history of tho   count ry .who   a,^  tojnj town*
jnd a number of dealers have the ttm, &   ^
««n operating on a large s.ml.y.1  Burns ^ rf   ^
»«r  importations numbering spin w ^ linfriendly
"P into tho thousands.   Dealers \ noignboi.
llCtr  «
aro located at every town
of importance and up to u few
months ago did a fair business
""t the demand appears to.be
■wont Rapplind as horses there | by Bu
mr police
For this unfriendly
officer  informed
him that he would Wto "behave himself when »n Midway.
ThiB information wus not token
rtis in good purt, his dig-
n°ware practically a drug onjmty
irrepitirul'ly injured,
and when he found the policeman last week he thought he
would toke a punch ut him,
which thought was put into
action. However he failed to
Innd, and at once mot his
Waterloo. The policeman in
affecting an arrest bruised
Bums' fnce a little and then
took him over te the cheapest
hotel in town known as the
"Skookum House" kept by C. L.
Thoinet, where board is freo
and a furnished cell even on
the first floor is nothing per
week. However with good
treutment Hums was not satisfied with his boarding place, lie
said he hud no use for u temperance house, and preferred his
little cabin in tho wilds of
Torodo creek to his city abode,
with ull its luxuries. City life
did not suit him; he was not
used to such attention being
paid him, u sedentary occupation
wus not suitable to bim, he
preferred an active out door
life. Reasons where given why
duties at his ranch required his
immediate attention, so upon a
(•ash bond of $1!) being furnished to guarunteo his uppeuranco
on Saturday before two duly
qualified justices of the pence
and state why sentence should
not be pronounced upon, he
wus allowed to go.
The date for holding the
triul would have been earlier
but for the fact that it hud to
lie set to suit the convenience
of the magistrates. The only
two people in Midway having
the dignified appendix of ,J. P.
te their names are ranches,
whose busiuoss often calk them
to the small unimportant towns
of tho district and it is only
when they can bo found that
u case can be tried.
On Saturday at eleven o'clock n crowd of inquisitive rub-
l>er-necks gathered to witness
nn exhibition of denling out
justice, but Burns fuilcd to put
iu nn appearance to answer to a
the charge of being drunk nnd
disorderly, so tlie provincial
treasury was enriched to tiie
extent of $10.
In the afternoon Burns came
to town nnd wus immediately
re-arrested on u more serious
charge, that of assaulting uu
officer. The senior mugistrute
concluded that the gravity of
the offence domnnded the presence of two common ordinary
garden justices of the peace, or
one full-fledged judge.
At four o'clock the prisoner
was ushered into the holy presence of the chief and subordinate magistrates. The dignity
of the bar was fully maintained
by the chief magistrate, the
severity of whose countenance
indicated dourly that the prisoner was not going to be allowed to go without first "digging up." From the appearance
of Bums' face no one would over have surmised that the
charge was that of assaulting a
constable. He looked us though
a mistake had been mude in the
wording of the charge and that
it should havo read, for being
After asking the usual quota
of questions to muko it appear
us though he had not previously
decided upon the penalty to
be inflicted, tho chief mugistrute
imposed n fino of $22.50 or thirty
days in jail. As Burns hud nn
assessment to do, ho could not
take advantage of saving, tho
money, but had to pay the fine,
May Resume Operations—New
Spur for Athelstan Nine-
Mother Lode   Improvements— Locomotive
for Granby.
Right of way differences huv
ing been adjusted work is being
rushed on the railway spur into
the converting works of the B.
C. Copper company's plant.
A mortgage for $100,000 has
been registered against tho
Dominion Copper Co. Ltd., the
well known properties of whicli
are located in Phoenix camp.
They ure the Brooklyn, Stem-
winder, Idnho, Rawhide, Montezuma and Standard. At a
meeting of the directors of the
company held some mouths ago
in Toronto, where the lurgest
shareholders reside, it was decided to raise $100,000 by bonds
for the purpose of paying off
the indebtedness of the company, n matter of some $50,000,
the balance to bo used as a
working fund. This mortgage
to tho National Trust Co., of
Toronto, is evidently to secure
tho payment of these bonds.
Tho stock of the Dominion
Copper Co. is held lurgely by
Muuu& McKeuz e, Hon. George
A. Cox, and other wealthy cap-
alh*;s of Toionto, tome of it is-
nlso hold ln tlie IVmiuWj*.
Nothing has been done on those
properties, which have beeu
proved to have most extensive
ore bodies by thousands of feet
of development work, for about
two years; since James Breen
relinquished the management
after conducting the operations for ubout a your.
A year or more ngo negotiations wero on foot for the s;vle
of the properties to the British
Columbia Copper Co., Ltd., owning and operating the Mother
Lode mine and Greenwood
smelter, but nothing came of
the negotiations. Later a deal
his been on between the Snow-
shoe people and the Mother
Lode people for an amalgamation also, but that is yet in abeyance, as far as can be learned.
This year representatives of
the Dominion Copper Co. have
asked the C. P. R. to finish laying the steel to tho dumps of
the Stemwinder aud Brooklyn
for which llio fc'nde was completed four years ago. From
appearances it seems thut something is likely te be done on the
Brooklyn group iu the near
future. Both properties are
equipped with the best of machinery, much of which litis
hardly beeu used.
The C. P. R. has put in a seven car spur for tho use of the
Athelstan mine in Wellington
ramp. The new spur branches
off from the Winnipeg spur.
Tho Athelstan will now increase its shipments to the
Boundary Falls sniolter.
best of results from the smelter
tests are anticipated.
Owing te the large amount
of switching necessary.in the
ynrdsof the Granby mines due
to the recent increase of ore
shipments to 2000 tons daily,
the mine management secured
the use of a locomotive from
the Kettlo Valley lines. The
engine has arrived and is now
in use. It was able to go up
the Phoenix bill under its own
Most excellent progress is being made with the extensive
improvements under way at the
Mother Lode smelter, where a
stand of two copper converters
will soon be at work, handling
the matte of the smelter. The
C. P. R. is now grading the spur
to the new. converter building
which has been started. The
new brick smokestack 125 feet
high, and containing a quarter
ofa million bricks, has been
completed. The two furnaces
aro running steadily, und the
company's mine is shipping between 600 and 700 tons daily.
W. Carter, who recently took
a lease and bond ou tho Bunk
of England, near the Snowshoe,
for $10,000, und has been working the property, is understood
to have mude nn nrrungemout
for making test treatments of
the ore at the Greenwood smelter and will shortly send out the
first shipment Assays havo
given a high average for the
Bunk of England ore, and the
Manugor Pomberton of the
Boundary Fulls smelter is now
on his wny buck from Montreal,
and will run the two furnaces!
of the smelter at full capacity
till spring, when n third furniice
now on the ground, will be put
in operation.
 ~.mu__m m	
History of Northwest Mounted
In 1874 tho Blackfoot nation
had camped upon the Cypress
Hills, and from that eyrie their
wurriors kept watch upon the
Canadian plains. Fur to the
east thoy saw the smoke of
cumpfii-es ut dusk, and by day
the herds of buffalo disturbed,
while scouts rode iu reporting
a now tribe of the Long Knives,
the. American cavalry, on the
wur trail, rnpidly advancing.
The Blackfeet sent their women to the rear, painted for wur,
performed tiie solemnities of
the wur dunce, appealing to the
Almighty for uid iu buttle, then
set thoir ambush ready, while
they watched the enemy—vedettes, advance guard transport,
reur guard—winding like n little snake over the golden grass.
Could these be the Long
Knives ? The strangers hud no
"long out." Then it wus seen
that they were redcoats—so
thoy belonged to the Hudson
Buy tribe. Thut scarlet cont,
worn by a Hudson's Hay Company's officer when ho sut in
judgment wus known te ull the
red Indians as the symbol of
stainless honor and fearless
justice. Bocuuse of the sign of
the scarlet jcoat the Blackfoot
nation came out of umbush und
gave^a brotherly welcome to
the Northwest Mounted Police.
The Hudson's Hay Company
hud ceded ull Rupertslund, two
million square miles or so, to
the Canadian Dominion.
The Government hardly knew
how to enter upon and occupy
so gigantic an empire, but acted under the advice of a retired
chiof commissioner of the company. This was Donald Smith,
now Lord Strathcona, and ut
his suggestion three hundred
young Cunndians were enlisted
nnd drilled to form n body of
cavalry, the Northwest Mount
ed Police. In 1874 they marched across the plains, met tho
Blackfoot nation, and formed
that singular alliance whicli en-
abled thorn to seize the Territories without the shedding of
The liquor traders had boen
umong the Blackfeet, so that
they were sorely reduced by
pestilence and hunger; but at
once the sale of ulchohol wus
made penal, so that the Indians
ure now increusing yeurly in
numbers and in wealth. A truce
wasnrranged between the Blackfeet nnd their ancient enemies
the Crees, which put an end to
inter-tribal war, These red Indians of the plains, supposed to
be the most formidable warriors
on earth,und numbering 23,600
were subdued by 300 men, and
in solemn treaties mode allies
of the Empire.
A little to the southward lived the Sioux nation, ruled by
the statesman Sitting Bull and
the soldier Spotted Tail, with
3000warriors. In 1870, having
wiped out General Custer's form:
of American cavalry, thoy found
that they were suffering from
too much United States army;
and retired hastily to the Can
adian plains. Here they discov
ered a little fort, sat down iu
frontof it, and said : "ilau.i 0113
your food."
"Come and take it;" said the
little fort, throwing its gates
So the Sioux swarmed into
the fort, where they saw ;. couple of officers armed wiil:
switches, who stood -:'..''■. • ;•
blandly by tiie guard.. '. ; i •.
All round the square w.-'.v r
buildings, loophnlod and brbl-
ling  with   rities.   xhe    -',   ;.
%■>»•*•*- veria tieutlv  tnii>|)ei   ■ 'V  ll
garrison of thirty men, and j
a  word  could   be   ma»sac.ryii.
They bolted.
Two days later Sitting Bull
sontword from his camp to ic.r
officer commanding : 'Who arc
you, anyhow?'' "No ;ir.v ■•'
Mounted Police." "Well' said. :■.:•■
big chief, "it's no use killing
men who are not afraid to die
Now, as soon us the Blue .;■ v
heard that the Sioux were :
Wood Mountain Post, they ••..
down for u fight, but wen I
by Major Walsh to camp ;... .
behave themselves. The htiio
stockude wns now surrounded
by 6000 savages, all howling for
blood, und resolved either to
fight each other or to join hands
and wipe out tho police. To
begin with, the Blackfeet stole
thirty ponies from the Sioux,
and Sitting Bull, their chief,
brought his compiaint to Walsh
"wait" said the Mnjor, then told
off six mon to bring the ponies out of the Blackfoot herd.
In those days the Canadian lads
thought no more of red Indians
than they did of black beetles
so the six riders romped down
into the Blackfeet herd ; not
knowing one pony from another, they took good measure,
rounded up 180 horses, und gaily drove them past the Blackfoot cump, which seethed out in
furious pursuit. Then the six
policemen, having robbed und
defied the 3000 wurriors, stain
poded thc horses straight for
tho stockude and rolled in just
in time.
Inside the fort tho six troopers were paraded up to see Major Wulsh, nnd thoy blushed and
simpered because they were going to bo praised. "Dont you
know" said Walsh, ''that you've
declared wur against tho Blackfoot nation? I've a mind to
give j'ou each   three   mouth's
Within an hour the Blackfeet
surrendered the thirty Sioux
horses to get buck the 180 which
the police had stolen.
Such were tho beginnings of
this mighty regiment.
__________________ I.
IISI'.'S ,
. . :.*■■ ' ;:•
Dressing Combs.
Pocket   .Combs
Gentlemen.*! Combs
Fine    Combs
Razor Strops
Curling Tongs, etc,
- Hair Brushes
Tooth- Brushes
Lather: Brushes
ince of--British Columbia, at tlio
present session thereof, by the
G ranby Consolidated . Mining
Smelting^ and Power Compauy
Limited, for an act to amend
tlie said company's special act
of iiicorportation, being chapter
76 of the acts of the said legislative assembly, 1901, so as to
empower the said conipany to
Brushes [drive or construct a. tunnel or
tunnels 'uiuler, through or in
the  mountain on which    the
Bath   .-'; Brushes mines of the siiicl company at
Manicure- Files
Manicure Scissors...etc
©to. §l%ptxtx\j
ithniofcic and-poetry on the buffalo trails. The possibilities fire
p.| magnificent. Iknow one'teaoh-
er of a country scbdohdown the
line from Edmonton, who had
seven languages in one school,
none of them English. The Edmonton inspector described a
ward school iii that town three
years ago as a lot of 'heterogenous .-nondescripts.' And' still
: !    "And yet in■■ those   Western
At last the Chinese nuisance towns they arc-forcing ":-aliead
ht- found its AVay into 0f Ontario in enri'ieiiia. .In it
the good cities of the east. .' Not 'J>;),r.t-j, TOom 0f. sev*(,njy \w„,,.
so very long ago the west ivasjfuls, most of them l./ieo hijjh
crying oiit;agaihst these dernor-:an(] gat herefrom'all. parts i,f
aiizers of labor and the hearts, <-jle &■&$, fractions are
0. M. OB0USR Kdltnranil Propi;i«1;oi'
Published wookly' nt. Mid wil)-, D. C.
Subscription price, $2;00 por annum, payable'
in advance, either yearly or half yearly al, thp.
option of the subscriber. .
Advertising rates sent on application.
of the people ih the eastern cit.
ies fairly ached for their brothers from the Orient. They talked as though they would be
pleased to have all the Chinese
in Canada become residents of
tlie east. For years the good
people of Toronto sent deputation after deputation to Ottawa
to protest against any increase
of tliehoa-'l tax on Chinese coining into the Dominion. Now,
however, the east has become
suddenly aware of the result of
an invasion ot. this nn welcome
class of residents.   The people
nr' llio otttit   ov.ly  -irow-«»—n-linrtJ
the west has known for years
and tliis rude awakening hits
led a Toronto paper to remark:
"The particular complaint is
that Chinese laundries are'increasing at: an alarming rate,
and are being located in the
rcsiduntal districts of tbe city.
The presence of these industries
is said to depriciate tho value of
the properties adjacent to thos
laundries." Toronto is not tho
only city to feel the evil effects
of an overdose of Chinese, Montreal, as ivell, is loud in the de-
nounciation of their presence iii
large numbers. On this particular question, we, in tho west,
are an older getibraUoli, as it
were, and are iii a position to
enlighten our eastern friends as
to what to expect, iii this matter
and all we hjxve to say is .that
for four weeks yet the door will,
remain open for celestials; they
uie now coming over in droves
and nearly all of them are buying tickets for eastern Canada,
so tho people of the east will
8 .ion""savy" what British Columbia has had to contend with
for years."
Speaking of tho Wost the Tor
up to one-twelfth, This is not
natural. Westerners "do not usually bother with f.-actions.
They want the whole thing or
none'. Coppersnro-tstill regarded as curiosities— west of Winnipeg. .Whiskies and shaves
are ' the same price-fifteen
cents. Men and women and
children are eternally engaged
in figuring: Women buy ranch:
es and swap* horses. Their
children know the probable value of a- quarter, .section and a
bunch'of cattle before they are
able to put the; hejidins au ■■*
Tetter." Every thing goqs.liy extremes. Nothing.-"is.'done by
halves—except a* prayer meeting. Women dress for ballsand
attend- 'theatre' jn gowns that
would do -credit fo Hosedule or
St; George street. The ' mcii
own their own claw-'hammers,-
though, they usually- draw "the
line at silk hats, which are
liable to use their shape on the
way home.. Tiie whole 'people
are full-of restless energy afid
ambition. They are etetriilily
wanting to celebrate something.
In all probability tii is new university on the prairie'.wiM be a
lively institution, A picture of
the first freshman class would
be worth- money; The cos*-
tumes-wonkl be unique and Various. Cleat from Fort •Oood'
Hope, on the Maefeeiiisie, to Fort
Macleod, (in the 49th parallel;
the ethnic specimens of barbarism streaked wish' all the civilizations of "-Europe' .will bo iri-*
vitod to the heft* alma mater.
The Tower of Mabel will bo repeated.- There should be rib
trouble establishing chairs for'
foreign languages. There' will
a chair of speculation; a professor of gold-dredging and aleii-
tu rer in applied zoology; The
first graduates will   probably
Phoenix, in Greenwood mining
division of Yale distrist, are
locatod. The portal or. portals
Off said tunnel pr tunnels, to be
at.some point or points on tho
side or base of said mountain,
to be selected by saitl company*
from which point or points the
said tunnel may be driven or
constructed through any crown
lands, or any occupied or unoccupied lands, pre-emptions or
mineral claims of any person or
persons, company or companies
situate on or in said mountain,
to and into tlie mines or mineral claims of said company."
Tho plan contemplated by the
company involves, the driving
of a two track tunnel from the
level of the Boundary creek
valley, loaded at the ledges of
the mines by inqclianical means
such as are now employed at
■the surface and chjawu practically on the level to treatment
woiks. The portal to the tunnel is expected to ho ,ut apoiot
on Boundary ereek u short distance above,Greenwood. The
tire bodies would be tapped at a
depth .of something like two
thousand feet from the surface
at, the- town of Phoenix.
Tiie tunnel, if undertaken,
Will necessarily be a work, of
■gvt'ii- magnitude and great expense, bat is advantage will be
very substantial. It would 6b-
pjfJvte the necessity of hanlagc
over heavy grades atid Would
save the expense of 'Eoisfchijj"' t*>:
me surface, "\vhMi must increase
jiil ijtap*-'* iu-.g„U>o4  it* ,tlv6 XVCfiS-
jht system of working, ?'Or
*$$urse thei. saving of' haulage
'would involve the construction
pf new reduction Works at or
i^earthe tunnel entrance/ and
preeia wood -people ' naturally.
Cxpect thoir town to benefit by
this circumstance, The project.
jja of such magnitude that noijoj
kut a company with great
pltic-c and resource: would contemplate it, but from all indications the Granby company .appears'ready tofacjj'the task, . If
it is taken up, some years will
be needed for its accomplishment, and in the meantime the
company is doihg an immense;
workinits present method of
a  prospective of ranching, . ,.       .,,,
...:-„,.......,.■. *?'iiatiiu.   Ihere
Lbss Not at Smelter.
.-The recent,.announcement in
London by the management of
the Le EoiiCompany that additional smelter. losses had-heeh
diHcovered on silver and copper
is vigorously denied by Manager
E. V, Wilson, of the Northport
smelter, which is owned by the
Le Boi company. He said:
"You may deny that article ser-
have been no
special, serious  or unexpected
losses.     '•       	
"The official note tacked on.'
ujioii tne nesuui jre.*)unr.-> v* —
smelting operations, taking into
account actual copper and! silver
losses in 'smelting.
; "The Rossland office, as wel
as Mr. Waterlow and Mr. McMillan, who were here a month
or so ago, have had full know-*!
ledge   of all results  obtained1
since I took the position of manager of this company in May
.1002.      -       .
"The smelter has lost no money and can not lose any, so long
as.there is value enough in the
Le Roi ore to pay for smelting.
The so called October loss to the
Le Roi,was due to new development work.
''Since-last May I have remodeled theblnst furnaces, putting
in side food, new rOofs on nearly all the buildings, painted tho
entire smelter, entirely rebuilt
one mechanical roaster, nnd
thoroughly overhauled the
smelter from one end to the
'All these repairs and changes
costing 'thousands of dollars'
have beCn charged up against
ordinary expenses, But in
spite of these extraowlinary expenses hiul the targe amount of
eastern coke, whichlw.is compelled to use to keep iu oper-
tfon, I havo reduced the cost of
melting 60 cents p'-ji* tin of dry
Ore le3s than the smelting cost
of the year proceeding."
"How will the cost of smelting
next year be affected by the
permanent improvements made
this yoar.
"The cost will Be less."
Points  East
Spokane, Seattle and Coast Points,
St.-Fad, Minneapalis, Chicago
2TrnilnH Dally fl
fasit   Tlma   _£.
ilew. Equipment Throughout, Pas* Coach's,
Palace and .Tourist Sleepers, Ollunn and
Buffet Smoking Library.C    . -
For' Tlokettf Kates',Fnlflors anil Full''
-. Iiiformsllo:!, callon tir lulilv ss
Any Agent el the Oreat  Northern  Railway
w write
. A. II. £, DEJNNtg'fON, 0. W. P. A.
1112 First ivoimo, S&Am.it, V<'abii
To Joseph E. Boss, formerly of the City of
Spokane In the State of Washington, and
now supposed to be In Mexico.
You nw liornhj. iiotfllodlhiitr land Jiifnos
Napier Paton liavo expanded ¥100 In lulmr nnd
improreineiiM upon the "Moulo Bteo" iiilniiriil
claim, Kltiin'c In (Ireenwooil camp In  the
niuiui^» r.* V,.,,. ...-'.I-.,
■  , uuniiiwinn iformor'y   ICcttlii.fllvefl1 MiniiiK
,_    .....     muonuiy'i'i.   ii  . n„f.,],,,,, „„1,|.,   fr.lliniv iif. Division nl Yule,District, as will- iippi-ar by iv
v,-,i„„„r,x>r  on*, xxonxixxxa nn-) ,"■     ' ■„ ■ l   . -■    tO U1C UUOllCl UlOlb,   utuing OI < c_tuti„n_e nt Work rccnwlcil Mnrcli 2I»I I IM),
...      '•„„'„. SpeiKl    tfteir  summer   VAoatlOn   fiin .,.11 „,„,|   !„„,,,«    v,-i.-   lilncnrl I In tho oiatm of the Mining, Kimo-dor. for .he
o News says: .;.'.,    ... ,      tno aliened losses, v.,i,,^ l>»»M-ea|8aM-orBoi'i«.owi-Miniiik"»n*Jsio'n. in-trHif to
The West do move.   Frem- r9af.W^ thmv, oWn' Steers' there by tl.edriice.niaiiin Ross- gg.*1'" ■'<>' ,h° J-™ cn,ii^;Mareb,
U,„lr..i„ IviumuuraUlmsec-  And the college yell  willsurjei-!*     '*   ■'   '      '    ■ ' '    oil aro furUmr noUfluil that J. iiiiil nald
liiUlltain llllH .riOVeil r,HO SW.-1 laplnrPalon haveexpoiuiod a fiii'tlio-
IHHI, liilnliiirnml Impt'ovoiiifliils niuni
lural c'hiin, as will appear liy it Our-
of W.iirk^cnnloil.Miiro.li 23nl 1IKI3,
yen -win supersede the rod man's war Whoops."
ior jiatiicain nas moved tne sec
ond reading ofa bill to establish a prairie university, This,
of course, means west: of "Winnipeg, where they already havo
college yells. Tho Presbyterians have a college at' Calgary. 	
Wc, in the east, incline to think'some time considered the
the WesteriK
^^^^^^^^^ are all. so absorbed in chasing deer and money that they'have no time for
higher education. As a matter
of fact, thoy lira more ambitious per capita— though certainly not according to area—-than
weare. Thoy. have begun to
manufacturo thoir oWu teach-
elT. Boys and girls born witli-
ill smoke-.-iinell of an [iidinti
camp"'new go to the I'oginn
Normal for.' liccuice to teach ar-'
An Extensive Undertaklig'.
The -Granby-''company has for
ie project oil driving' itt tunnel from
■the valley of Boundary creek'
[that would tap the great ore'
bodies on the Phoenix hill at
an immense dopth. Lately
more definite1 form appears to
have been taken by the scheme
fora notico of application for
nocccssary powers has 'appeared
in the B. C, Gazette, part of
wliieh reads:   '
"Notice js 'hereby giveii' thht
application WiiVhe inado' to leg-
for. wjiat reasan i know
or it, is   not exact ahd is
misleading. • ,   '
"I fimdo up the annual, report
for the fiscal year, onding June
30, .1!)():!, iu .) illy last. Tattached
to it a statement'of metal loss-
o8 in smelting during that ye<ir.
No ver before in the history of
tho, .coinpaiiy had auy such
statement been made dp.
"In justice to my predeceirisor.
I Will say that tlie report showed no 'unexpected' or 'serious'
losses in either silver or copper
during that year—nothing more
han would be usually found hi
smeltjng ores. of tbe character
of tbe Le Roi ore.
"Begiiiing with July, the first,j
month   of our fiscal year,' all
And you aro furUinr hotlHnd thai I nnd ntld
IJameH Napier Pahiii havo oitpoiidcd a -fiii'tlii!
1 sum of *III0, Ip'-' -   '
saldmtni   '
illlraito i.l ,iiiiK rconmod, Maroh 23i'il IIKI3,
In lhc otfloo ofsiild Mlnlni* llounnlur, In order
lo hold said claim for tho year onding.March
Ami ynu arc fnrtlinr poll Hod that your proportion of the expenditures ahove ■nniil.lnhiid
was contrilnitml and paid by thesiibsrirlbor:,
., And If at. the nxplratlon of ninety (901 days of
publication of this notico ynii fall or rcl'iinn to
coiitrlbiitoyoiir proportion of lho oxtaidluiros
rcolllrcd under section 24 of lite "Minora! Aot"
to hold Hald riaUn for the years above inpii'
Moned, tiigiil.hiir.wll.ilnil ooplfl nf lulvcrllaliig,
your Intoront In snid mliioratclalm nliull li'ocofhc
vested in tho RUbHorlber la co-owner) under
.Suction I ot the "Mlnoral Act Amend
dniehl, Act
Datod at Greenwood, II.C,, the 22nd day of
September, 1903,  .   ' "
.   -   . . i   HANDOliPH STUART,
Hallett and Shaw, Solicitors.
pall on rut all lr;ulo and agents for manu-
fucl iirlrg house having woll established busl-
neH»iIo6a1 -territory jstrnlght' salary $20 'paid
weekly and expense .money, advanced i prey
louy e.vporloiii'o UniieijesHary; pimltlon pormaii-
enti hiiBliicesstiocossfu).* ICnclose self.aildl'cs-
scil envelope, .Superintendent Travelers, OH.:
Monon llldg., Ohio igo.
Carrying His Majesty's Hails
Will leave MIDWAY oh Tuesdays, Thurs-
clays'"an'd Saturdays,' at '8.30 a, m., ariivino- lt
CAMP McKINNEY at 5 p.m.'  •
Returniiig will leave CAMP McKINNEY on
Sundays, Wednesdays' and ''Fridays at 9 a, m
reaching MIDWAY at 1,30 p. m.,'and making con'
nection with the train going past at 2:05 o'clock,
The best of accommodation for
the convenience of tho
travelling public.
namanommtmmrmTj^mmmm »4«am«a>..*-ia-.-v- jimv• w, -^ -.,v ,-.,,
r y- ->\\
The Ganadiao Bank of Commerce
With Which is Incorporated )
The Bank of British Columbia, '
CAPITAL, $8,700,000.   -   RESr, $3,000,000.
HON. GEO, A. COX, Pres.       B. E. WALKER, Gen Mer,
Manager Greenwood Bcein h.
W:     ■ ,'*,
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Best Hoel
In Midway
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Headquarters For
S Railway, Mining,
c -1
ii   I
Commercial Hen
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To any part of the
iFor Quest's eonveriience'
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The Dispa
mm*aml______________imi GOOD GOODS are what the 'majority of people
want, even if they 'have to pa) a slight advance above
■the prices asked for cheap goods, remembering the
true saying that The Best is the Cheapest.
We always make a point of b.iying the best goods
for our Customers, and as we buy often and turn out
stock quickly, one can always depend on getting Good
Frash Stand I'd Quality Goods at this store.
Ourttock comprises GROCERIES, DRY
GLASSWARE is fairly complete, and we be,
lieve it will be to your advantage  to   get our Cash
Prices on your winters supplies.
- To Chicago awl all points &ic
fjotiiaviilo, Mo'itipliiH, MiW 0
ii'ttiiH, and all points south.   •
See that your ticket itvid.s v'.
Thoroughly   modern   train
connect with alltriMigaontkteiit-
al' linos at St, Paul and Omaha
If your friends are comiu;
west let us know and we wil,
quote thorn direct: the speciallj
low rates now in effect fron
all eastern points.'
Any information as to rates
routes, etc., cheerfully given or.
B. H. TitWMnyU,
Oonimercial Agellt.
142 Third St.
Portland, Oregon
' J. 0. LlMDSKy;,
,    T.F. &P.A., "
142 Third St.,
Portland, Ore.
P. B. Thompson,
F. & P. A.,
Room 1, Cohrtau Blclg.,
Soatdo, Washington.
juJcLEOU k lilUiWK,      ^H
B,iiti»i3ri4ii«, Somcitohb, Etc.
Gkbbnwood, 13, C.
iz iZ -*- & & '■& if
■• « * << ■:• «*A* .(WW*iiM *'
;• ■:■ S-
>.s •;
'uwers, of  Orand Forks,
Hn Midway this week.
lYcinljcr   Godfriodsoii,    of
hv. was in Midway yester-
iciinan Haynes,''of Green-
was -ttjnoug tho week's
|urs to felie town.
frry McLaren, of Carson,
his sister, Mrs. Jus. Mc-
[\. this week.
K. gtuart has rotumecl .to
H'ict after spending several
jit lis in Europe.
S. Shaver, of- Hock Creek,
lumling several carloads of
] to Midway for shipment.
1).  Cunningham has relied to Midway after spend-
lui sum mer ut Leduc, Alta.
'rimald. Harris M.   E.,' who
lieen in   South   Africa for
im   time is   again    in the
D. Frank,, of Strathroy,
It., arrived in Midway on
ni'sday and will spend the
iter visiting his sister,, Mrs.
. Grouse.
nil. Haynes was- in Midway
■x week with a hand of cattle
1 longing to T. Ellis, which
nc being taken through to
is slaughter house of P. Burns
[i"no tramway being built by
r M. Mc.Vicar, between the  E.
iui'ihus Utiiim and Goldfinch
'opcrties and    Twin    creek
ilch, just above Greenwood,
advanuing rapidly.   Horeto-
Ii'fi the oro has ■ been hauled
«i' the divide,    across   the
hy claim  and   around  by
IiiHri'onda. When the trani-
ny is completed, about a week
once, tho cost of bringing the
I'ctofie railway or smelters
ill be materially, reduced.
A radical change from  old
Eiotho'ds and prices was anuoiin-
Q*l by the Toronto News this
feck. The eyes of the nows-
f'tper world have been up"",l11;
!.ows for the past few months'
Hiring which time several de-
".Hinw hare been made which
ifirvo given that .paper a vvidc-
If'wid reputation for eittorpvise
|"u!    originality,   This   latest;
U(,vcis to place tho News at
' ]ii'ice of Wm. ii year by
inuiii   oiily a dwop founded bo-
ief in the future success of tho
News could lead the. publishers
to make such a reduction' in
price. But joist as the dollar
magazine has taken hold 6.
the people, so, we venture to
predict, the News will secure a
vast and ever-increasing circulation, based not oiily on the
popular price at wliieh it is sold i
but mainly upon the intri ic
merits of the paper itself. We
havo made arrangements which
enable us to club the News with
our own paper at $2.80 a year
iu advance. Suoh a combination presents many unique
features, — our weekly giving
you all the home and district I
news, and tho big twelvo-page
daily keeping you in touch with
events all over the world. Send
us your subscription to the
News, or if you would like to!
see the paper first, write us and
we will secure a sample copy,
A Generous Gift,
Never before has any newspaper in the world offered so
much for so little money as the
Family Herald and Weekly
Star of Montreal this Season.,
Their two ■ pictures--"Hearts
Broken" and ''Hard to Choose''
--are most delightful subjects,!
and their map of Canada with
special map of tliis province, is:
alone worth the money asked
for a year's subscription" with
the two pictures aad maps
thrown in. Their generous offer is meeting with deserved
success; few homes iu 'Canada
will Iw without Tho Family
Herald and Weekly Star when
such value is offered for one
Trade Marks
Copyrights Ac.
Anyone* sending n sketch nnd description mny
qiilclily jiseoruiln our opinion free whelner an
iiiveiitinn Is proliahly patentable. Communion.
tions fitrtotly confidential* Handbook on Patcnta
.tent Ires. Oldest iiuoncy for riocurlin." patents.
'.ai.imta tattt-n tlirout'li Munn i*;*Go. receive
FPrc.nl notice, without cliarec, lu ths'
Scientific Etnerkani
A tmhtfeomeiy iltastmted weelrlr. T.nrRest olr*
dilution of miy flclctiLlllc Journal. Tartim,-IS r
yenr; four months, |L Bom by nil newsdnalerft.
MUNN (Uo.36'"'' New York
Hrnuch Office. GSi-F Bt.- VTaublnRton. O. C.
The undersigned hit'ini* been restored it.
hoaiUibj* RJiupU* ■-.. moans after aaffei'lnS-f»>
:;i!vct»l years witlm HCVoreliiiiKiXflCfitbl'., nu-'.
that dveod illyojt.-xC'-nMlTi.'Hloii. Isanxiou.- (<■
makfl known t o hi* fellowi-i titers thunietuis -v
cum, To,tho80 \riv> depire It .ha will clioovfuH?
send (froe of ehav./r) ii. copy nf Hie proM'-ption
used, Whioh Ihiiy will (1ml a wc c-.vc (ov Con-
sUmp'ion, Asthma, Bronchllis mul nil tliruH-
and iiiog Ma'adlcs. lie hopetuill S'.iMuror^wil!
trv Ills viMiifi'ly, :u*i! in myaUifthte. Those de-
siring |,hs proscription, whioh will cost Ihen-
nothing, rani may provoa blowing, will plm-v-
n(ldrtHs,Kev EDWARD A. WILSON) Uroultfyn.
Now York.
notice is irenienv orvics tlmt nppii-
datlrin wiil lie -r-ntlo to this. Loulsliitli'o Arsdii'
blj'.,nf Hie .Provineo nf Brllisll Coltimlila lit, i'-
nost licssioii for mi Act to hi'uoviioi'nle :v Oojn
pany io co*istru«t tv milwny mi 1 co.lhgt-ii.pli atii!
tolcphnne linci-- over tho following route: Cpj:;
iiioiioltig nl ftxpohtt nt or njjjit' Spcnoo'fi nt'lilgi'
on tho Cft.'ifttllan Pacific Railway, thence in i
noiith-onMorly rliroction lo Nicola, thuncc t.-
Aspco Hrovc. thonce soutltirily lu Otter Klal
tlioiicu nonUi ciwitqi'ly by way of Ctt-unifc (Ji-co'r-
anil l-'i'lnccton, following gouflhilly lhc cour-r
of tho SlmlllcaniiJCJi Uiver, lo n )ioinl nt n:
nonrth? tnlot'iri'.irini'.l Uqniiiliuy.. cil-hcr at On
ojc.08 Lake or Midway, with powct- to ore
ttvcfc tv bi'.v uch trom I'riticclon to Coppo:
J.'ountaili,   Vin-rcnnev. II.C. Oilibct It. If1":
Chas A.Webster,
Spokane,Wash,/U.S.A.  midway,BC.
-   QJ.LEGGAn,
B. 0,
p_ M. KERBY,
j      . A. fl. Can. Soc. C. E.
P,RoviNciAi. Land   SuRViiYou
tt&it   §llVtIYVOISS,
i •'•'    -dentist,
Rendell {3lock, Greenwood.
Phone DO, V. * N.
v\ IDWAY. B.C.
Mane Falls Morton
Railway Co.
In tho Goods or Alfred E. Horrldso, !ato
of Midway, tl. C, deooaaed Intosta.o.
VtlTU'l-' in hrircliytfivcn pninu-iiit to tho Ho-
,' , <j,„„',i6„ of llrltlfl' Coliiniliia, (lujuo-
V-   .nt,    rernoi.«lmvi..BoWiraiilB'ln»t. Uio
18'of IKilW*"***^
1,ii:U°S"": '".i.trjlon-.. WAhW wilh ™il
"'''," Tint their roapcoUt'o clainui vdvjIIo I
""l'"'!"1' I ,la .,il.lo1--A...1 nil |i ftr-ni. tn-
by "n""; ,'Sc    uarcmitiirol h.'m
alunoil t"1'1;11"1''1; ,.,,„ u„a -jto the, nivicl
1,111aw",: Shutcih. ,..8o,M,ftl,c,k,.
1VIII p,-o.,c. ti |j(,s(,„|.ui,..|' tliorila lm--
r1'"8'"1.::; UinHiclnini-^vlii-hhorlJHl
'!'K'T., n,lie-«"" Ma">*"•'in.'jil!k''" ■
""""h, «l^fw nn-- 1K1W.U or urwon..^.
""n    ,      .'„,tlci.iliall ""ti lll*vo  h"°" vu"
rt Diamond fl
"Diamond Hall"—Ryrie
Bros.—Toronto, is one of
the largest retail jewelry
stores in the world.
Twin iu' magnificent stock of Dia.
momls, jewelry, Silverware, Leather
Gooils, etc., yon may iclect with
miiirauteed satisfaction at four
A request will bring to your
door—free bf cost—our
handsomely' illustrated new
catalogue. Ready for delivery Nov. 15th.
The great magnitude of our
business permits of our selling at money-saving prices.
-" .
Wo return "ymir money In full with,
out miration if on receipt of articles
ordered yon am not perfectly latin,
■   IIII, 120, 123 anil 134
YoiirjK St., Toronto-
Mm k Ft, Sheppard
Railwav Co.
Had Mountain Hallway Co.,
Wasliingun £ G. N. Ry.',
Van,, Vie&B.By Co.
Thp nnly nil rail muttf ln*twi!t*n
wiintrH I'llstr, wpmI injil amitli tn llciss-
iml. Ni'l-Dii. Oi-itnil I'Virl.'i ttml .Ht'|iiiii-
ir. (liiiinctiia nt, (ipnkiiin! with (he
Itbiii. Njirihwit, Nni'i'lierii P.icifio und
). it. & N. i'n. ful" (iniiils ensl, wi-st
mil S'lilttl I BlliniPtllii) 111 tti1s-.|iiinl nlid
'•JelHin with th» ('1111111li11.il Piidfii! Hy.
Connefitt) at Xuison with tho K. R. * N.
0, I'd;. Kiiulo mi.l Sioi'iiii (lotiitMy
Ooii'ioota at  Cnrliiw wIMi  ftnge for
Jfuoiiwonjl ninl Mid wny II. II.
ItnlT.it   oai'ii  fun  nn  tpnlim hotwoun
'imluiiH' nml ItcpiiMUi.
. SPOlCANK,.',., ..     (Ii,iinn.
. msSl.ANl)       1.3.1 |i 111
  '.'15l,SON      7.211 Ii.ni.
..... CIIUNll FORKS.....   4.ii011.111.
. .... ItSCl'Uni.lO.   ...      01,1 p.m
E.   A.  fWA-OIXSiOXT, ■
Uoiioriil Pivvneinior Agent.
Simkauo Wash.
%Mtt&$k: :"4
• Ivwiile Htel
tt zMtt JirJ ''tt *y-  '^-;." i '
tt ;*-•-*■ %    tt, ■";.'■ Rock Creek, B.C.
•ttf," '■'   -0* ■-rZMftt".   tttt'r ■'■' ' '.*
*(    T'fr&'F'^   S. T 1ARSEN, Frop.
-mMiMyMi   Kl"ppi"K "l!"e f'"'N",g" w
M^^J'^$JZ'.""Jtttt-. hit  1 mu nil B'onhdavy
Gl'efk points.
iiood AeeomiDodation for the 'Traveling Public.
Through Salt .take City, LendvlMu, Pilebio, Colorado SpMnfts and Denver  and
the Famous RookS': Mountain Soer.ary by Daylight to all Points East.
9.     .......   ..    ...:..  1 ., __._. tjf ■
(VJb&f-ftH    EQUIPMENT,   jHRSU'OU    PULLM'M    AMD    Tf'UftlST
8 ,E   6   0- J ■ . AND 8UPERB    DININC,   CAR   G6RVI9E      :      I
6' ratesfolde    ani other
InforniJiHon, address
,    W.C. McORlDS,   Cisn.   Agt.
your work*'11 m
.11 "..UL.    ,
Jl.21 ll lit,.
J.'irl jt^tn...
'oMFeial Job Prating
Reduced   Summer     Excursion
The Denver & E!o Gfando,
lopulaVly known as the "Scenic
Lineof the World,"hus auliouuc-
ed greatly reduced round-trip
rates from Facific. Const points
for the benefit of toaoliara who
will spend tlieir vacation in the
East, and of dolomites to all the
prominent Conventions—N, E,
A.., at Boston; A. 0. u. W„ at
St. Paul; B. V, 0. E„ at iialti-
raore; Woodmoy of America
at Indianapolisj Eagles, at;
Now York; Mystic Shrine, at
Saratoga Springs; K. of P., at
Louisville, and T. P. A., at Indianapolis.
Tickets at the reduced rates
will ho based upon one fare for
tlio round trip, but will be sold
only on certain days. ThOEJg
tickets will carry stop-over pri v-
ileges on tho going trip, giving
passengers an opportunity to
visit Salt Lake City, CHenwoud
Spriugs, Colorado Springs, and
Denver; and avIH be good to return any time within ninety (00)
days, Passengers going via '.he
Denver & Rio Grande are giving the privilege of returning
via a different route.
For tlio rate to tlie point you
wish to go, and for date of sale
irlul other, particulars, as well as
iv      illustrated   - pamphlet,
'  W. C. MARIOS, <i t....;.i r\,;in'.
Ui riiird' St. ivi!htu!. 0.',
Noliee of Forfoitupe.
To Thomas W. Stftck, formerly of tho City of
Rossland In the Proviso of British Columbia, but whoso prttfont address is unknown to the subi-orlbors :
You »ro hbi'oliy uoliflml that ivo havo ext
pmiti'd S'JO'I in Inhor ami Enipi'in'omeufrt nyotp
tho "Great Laxfty'- ami "Twin Minis' immtra!
iflalins, situate lu Suminli iinup fn the Gvo.;ti-
wood (fonitVi'iy Ivctt-lo Kiver) Mining MivisS'ii
of Yale District,'iw s\'ill amtcar by CrrUflvaLcn
of Work.recorded irt theomco of the Mining
l-tecoiitor for the said ■ GcoonwOod \U:ung
Division on tho (Ui day of Angus: liiflj, in
order to hold snid claims tor tha year ending
Seuteuihor 3rd !902.
And vou aro further iiolifled fhat wo liavo
C!xpe;:'led (he i!urtlinv sum tif $2<;u, in labor and
linpr.ivi)tnehta upon said "Gunat Ijuxey"ainl
''Twiii Mine' mineral claims, ils will fippttar
bv Uortincatoa ot Wurk recorded Aug'.:.-, LIIU.
]\)l.\'n\ tlienlHen nf slid Mining Utii'updt'.r.
order to hidd ftnid elainis for the year catlv .
And if at Lho expiration of .ninety If-'S riuvr.
of publication hffhis notice you fail or rpfp*.
to contribute your proportion of the espendi
lures required und or sect-ion 2-i oi! the Mini
Actio hold ^aid claim* for the yeai.4 abovo
mentioned, togof-her with ail ens;..- t.!' adver-
tlflnd, your interest, iu said mineral elaiiiH
shall become vested ,\n lim ^iilwiTioci'.s tynui'
co-owners) under Seetion I of the "Mineral Acl*
Amendment. Aet, lflmfc"
Haled at Greenwood, H, 0,; this 1st day of
Octcbor, 1DU3.
Hiiilleft & Shaw, Solid tow.
,\ rfinn : to ;|.|*|it".s»nt "Oa:um'h
Giu.1.vri-:si- Nraaisti'iES" In lho low n ut'
MIDWAY una -ii-i-iiinulitiic t-.>i.m**>-,-
nil.I l,-.);» uiill r- rut'
m. IIAHQY. SPE-i-ri^'
in FrttU-Ti oas, S;saii Fralt;;,
QraaitianlSls, Shrubs, Bases',
Viiias, S'x.d Potatoes', &s.
Wotik i l'liti to naiile mid iron fi'uin Sit ti
Jiw« Ri: iti-1, A [jBUnanpnt, push inn fur
thf rj.sli.ti mu.li un  either -Hiil.try   i.i'
fillll!lliS;-i in,
Stops & .Wel!i^f$on
ov-.-!- rljjo iicrcs
I'OKOiSIO -        .        ONiAliit)
Ii wiil k the mist irajirt-
int Railway Centre in tho
Interior of British Columbia.
It is in the centre of a
rich Mining, Stock-Raising
telling, Gardening, Imb-
factoring, Coal Producing,
and Railway District.
Midway property  will
• Biikeyoii rielt.   II s oot
a speculation, it is an investment.
•    »   I
Midway, the coming railway, commercial, whole-
centre or tbe Kettle River
and Boundary Creek Districts, is situated at tbe
confluence of Boundary
Creek aod Kettle Biver.
Tbe leading esie nee
town in the country, witb
an excellent climate, pure
water supply, and sur
rounded by rich agricultural land.
Business, residence and garden lots at low prices and on easy terms.     Send for maps, prices, and full particulars to
Ml Sl,  .Inhli Klici't,
Montreal, V. Q
Agent fnr Ilritish t"iiliimlii»,
Midway, II. I .
mm luTltlM* Ittaklag V**h
If ovory property owner would pro*
-ride a hitching port and every driver
would uw It nit>n*va,vs would gro»
aearce, but hitching poet aro the ea»
coption ln tho city mroots, no doubt
boouune of their unsightllneas on the
curb. This need not be the caw If
tho hitching device prexmtod by the
Now  Orleana  Timss-Dwnoeral  were
--■.■qui NiTonina pbviux.
put in common uni, ae It ia scarcely
visible from the rvalk or roadway am
eepi whon in actiml aervlce.
Aa will  be eeen from   the accom*
I'riiiyiiirj Illustration, the device con-
rlsia ol a Ual plate lying flush with
the    surface   ol   the   sidewalk   and
provided witb tn elongated slot   in
thu centre   At one end/of this flot
the plate ie indented slightly to support a circular   button attached t.i
the strap which supports the weight,
The opposite end ol the slot Is out
away to permit thr passage of  thlt
button, which slips through the open-
lllg into the well to allow the strap
to lie lowered full length when   not
in use, but supports the weight when
tho strap Is pulled up out of the well
to hitch the   horse.     Thus the animal Is not  obliged to support   the
hitching weight until It starts to pull
away, as the strap hongs loose  and
the   weight    Is suspended from   the
p lu to.
In.II.,"* iliUl  llm  iirii|.liuu».
A rulher amusing oxpol'lin.-o In con-
-cciinii wilh I'oiiiinioii rSuperlntcn-
tenl. of l-'oi-cstiy Stiswiiit'll loixmt
four in tho fnr noith wi.s u hulf-
lifcdd roncoi.t in one of the llidlnn
fielllailionCH ni'.o. nil the le Her (ijeat
.Slave Lalio, 'i'he Indians there nre
f rulher up-toiltiUi, know the topical
sonu-s ol Ihe dny, and run i,lne;. On
Ihis parti -ullti* occasion Wr. Ktowait
was ontertalned with "I.'oo-goo
Kyws" anil similar melodic, and
iviu ii he osl;od a hiilf-bicml where he
lunl learneil the tunt* he leci-ived the
Ibriw reply, "Orupliiiphone."
Do n t. wnste time in useless
grels over lossea.
A poet of almost heroic build ia
Arthur Stringor. There are six feet
and an inch of hint. Also ho Is mors
or lees good to took at. Aa Knglish
recruiting sergeant would wan him
with longing eyes. Heeing him In a
crowd you might piek him out for a
champion athlete or, by hia smooth
face, for a matinee idol. There't
nothing about him ta suggest tbe {
poet—nave his poetry. Neither doe*
ho seen; to have tbe poetic temperament. He is no dreamer, no idler.
Bis mental pain seems to be aa
sound and as well balanced aa hii
physical carriage, which ll saying a ,
good deal.
Canada ia rather proud of having
produced sueh a pout, and with good
Cause. London, Ontario, is his birth*
place. Ills years art about thirty.
Ite comet from a line old Bnglisb
family in which there's an earldom
or something of the sort, but Iir.
Stringor carefully keeps this fact la
the background. lie etunds on hit
own feet. You may see by glancing
at him that hs needs no coat-of-
•rms background to proclaim his nobility.
He studied and played football af
Toronto Unlveisity and at Oxford.
If they gavo him any deuraos he hat
forgotten it. Before he was twenty-
five he had published two volumes of
verse In Canada. They wore slim
little volumes which brought him
email fume and less money. Yet it
was poetry, good poetry. Tho Canadians, however, prefer to wait until
"The Slates" discover thoir geniuses
before showing their own appreciation. Mo Ur. Stringer sailed down
Into New York, prepared to starve
In a hall bedroom. Hut ho didn't.
The New York magazine editors—
whs are much maligned, you know-
promptly discovered that his pootry
was gond and paid him well for hit
versot. Since then, both by short
stories and verse, he has been winning wide recognition and tho rewards which accompany tbo same.
Just now, while his new book of
poems Is being praised by tho ton-
don critics, while the publishers aro
Issuing his lirst novel, "The Sllvor
Poppy." Mr. Stringer is up in Ontario, on thc shores of Lako Erie,
looking nfter his fruit farm, working
in blue shirt and overulls and onloy-
Ing himself hugely. Next fall, when
his melons and poors nnd grapes
have nil been gathered nnd sold, he
will pack his trunks and typewriting
machine and start cither for New
York or London, where ho will settlo
down Ior a winter's hard work.
Mr. Stringer's novol Is llkelv to ro*
celvo an extraordinary amount of attention In the newspapers on account of the Identity of tho woll-
known writer who liguros in tho book
as Cordelia Vaughn. Mr. Strlniror
lirst met the Indv In the manner described in tho book, and his experiences of this "yellow vampire" art
faithfully described. Bvorv wrltor In
New York -yjjl JStow the original of
Mr. Sirlngnr'js he/olnn. and few .will
dispute the truth of bis portrayal.
It Is more than llkelv thnt Cordelia
Vaughn's real name will soon bo sug
gested In
■Pi-pot's.—Tha Hcad-
809 Second Ave., Spokane, Wash.
The school where thorough work i.s done; where the rcasti
is always given; where confidence is developed ; where I
KEEPING is taught exactly a.s hooks arc heing kept in busintfl
where Shorthand is scientific; where penmanship is nl f
best; where merit is lhe standard ; where the training in Cl]
11, Service, Telegraphy, English and Cartooning wak««
students, develops their powers and teaches them     li iww -<■
successful.    Ntfargument is so eloquent as    tin   recoi
things well done.    No mortgage can  corrupt,   no ihiel ca|
break through and steal the knowledge of How to Do.   Whal
you know what a school can do for you by what it has donefal
others is it better to trust to luck ?   Is it wiser to guess?
For detailed information call, telephone or write
809 Secocd Ave., Spokane Wash.
The Pioneer
There is no train in service on
any railway in the world that
equals in equipment The
Pioneer Limited train from St.
Paul to Chicago via the
0, Milwaukee & St.
Paul Railway
The railway company owns
and operates the sleeping and
dining cars on its trains, and
gives to its patrons an excellence of service not obtainable
elsewhere. The buffet cars,
compartment cars, standard
sleeping ears and dining cars
of The Pioneer are the handsomest ever built.
HinrM Ajent.
134 Third Street,


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