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Learn to Labor and to Wait "—for the Railway,
Monotony is Death; Variety is Life.
Midsummer is Gone, the Harvest Days will Soon be Over, Still no Sign of the Promised Summer Railway Session.
Nature has Set the Table for a Million People in the Similkameen and Nicola Mineral Districts—Gold, Silver, Copper, Platinum, Coal and Iron:
Vol. v.   No. 16.
\ PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, JULY 30, \ 904.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
RAILROADS BUILDING
Grafter Politicians and News=
papers Oppose Hill in
the Similkameen.
C.P.R. Official Investigating—No Hold
Up at the Denoro—Bails Laid
15th September.
With the exception of a few knockers,
soreheads, monopolistic politicians and
subsidized newspapers everybody expresses the hope and belief that President Hill of the Great Northern, who
owns the V.V. & E. railway charter, will
build into the Similkameen. Why Mr.
Hill should receive opposition or discouragement from an influential member
of the provincial government is not hard
to foresee. As is well known Mr. Hill
is building his road without a government bonus, which shuts out the" grafter
politician and newspaper. Thus, two
newspapers in Vancouver are bitterly
opposed to Mr. Hill. They predict a
commercial cataclysm because there is no
graft in Mr. Hill's methods. Fie upon
such newspapers and politicians!
It is stated that H. E. Macdonell, an
official of the C.P.R., is in the Similkameen for the purpose of reporting to his
company the. opportunities for tonnage.
It is just possible that Mr. Macdonell is a
little late in coming since Mr. Hill is so
heavily interested as to practically make
a "scoop of the whole cheese" until further developments take place. There
will be plenty of tonnage here for two
or more roads but for the present one will
suffice. It is a case-of "first come, first
served," with America's ' railway king
somewhat in the lead.
The reported difficulty between Smith
Curtis of the Oro Denoro mines and the
Great Northern right-of-way agent as to
valuation,  had  little foundation in fact,
as the line continues through the Denoro
property.,
The Great Northern grade to Phoenix
will be ready for the steel by the 15th of
September.
is very pleased with Princeton and in the
short 'breathing spell' he had here was
busy "examining ore specimens and mailing them to expert friends. He believes
the railway is a certainty. Supplies will
be packed from Princeton for the boundary survey, the whole outfit consisting
of about 75 men. Luke Gibson will furnish pack horses, Jim Snowden and Gus
Savage accompany the party as expert
axemen and Ike Lougheed is chief packer
and guide for the whole 'works.' It will
take a year to complete the survey.
MINING NOTES.
The Boundary Survey.
A party of United States surveyors arrived in Princeton on Wednesday en
route to the international boundary line
where the Pasayton intersects it. Their
business is to re-define the line by building permanent monuments and planting
iron stakes. Disputes as to the location
of mineral .claims near Mt. Baker has
hastened the work. The party is in
charge of the veteran explorer John Rae
well and favorably known in the northwestern states as the first republican" delegate sent' from, the two Wallas. He
still takes a deep interest in politics and
thinks Roosevelt will be elected by the
largest majority ever known.   Mr. Rae
The Rich Strike on the St. George-
Prospectors are Busy.
Jim Snowden' and Gus Savage have
been prospecting in a slate formation on
the west slope of the Hope range and are
favorably impressed with it.
Mat Evenson, a pioneer miner on Bear
creek, was in town last Saturday and confirms the great strike made on the St.
George of which assays of $140 were
made. Mat was the discoverer of the St.
George and , with a partner now have it
bonded to C. F. Law, mining-broker.
Neil McFad3'en has finished assessment
work on his claims here and has gone to
Hedley.
Tom Arnold and W. Jenson are at work
on their mineral properties, Copper mtn.
Nels Johnson, C.-H-. Hejamjngand Jno.
Holmes are sinking a shaft on the Morning Glory on Bear creek. They are down
about 40 feet and have 4 feet of ore in the
bottom of the shaft. It has all the ear
marks ot a mine.
Ed. Tennyson is prospecting on Otter
Flat at present with unsatisfactory results
to date.
O. Rain, Yon Peterson "and Pete Nord
are making good progress with their contract on the St. George, Bear creek, and
will soon be done.
Gus Spearing in tasting the water of
Offer lake recently detected mineral in it
which he thinks will produce radium.
Stay with it. (the water) Gus.
Ed. Burns, Sailor Jack and P. Y. Smith
are at work on the Cousin Jack.
LOCAL AND GENERAL
Bank of Hamilton is Prosper=
ous and Reaching Out |
for Business.
Bachelors   Experiment   with    Hair
Growing Stimulants—Effective Liniment.
Better Grades Over Hope Range.
Editor Star*—Sir: In your issue of
July 16th I see you speak-.of getting over
the Tuiameen summit with grades of 1.25
and 2.23 per cent., east and west respectively. I am convinced" a line via the
Otter creek, Coldwater and Coquihalla
would give better grades, besides opening
up a better country and also in tapping
the Nicola valley by a branch down the
IColdwater. The Tuiameen valley could
£lso- be served by a branch west of Tuiameen city.' By the Coqiiinalla route
there would possibly be about eight miles
of a 2  per cent, grade, which might be
lightened on location.
Lam, yours,
Frank Mobbri*y, C.E.
Victoria, July 23, 1904.
The thirty-second annual meeting of
the Bank of Hamilton was held at the
head office of the bank, Hamilton, on the
20th ult. The affairs of the institution
are in a flourishing condition and it is
one of the safest banks in the Dominion.
The management of the local branch at
Kamloops has been .so acceptable with
the public that its business is expanding
with the outlying districts and camps
in a way that must be gratifying to shareholders. It is hoped that the Bank of
Hamilton may soon find it convenient to
establish a branch in Princeton.
Miss Dalby, formerly teacher near Keremeos, has been engaged for the Princeton public school.
Jack McDonald came in from Vancouver last Saturday via. Hope Pass. He
-brought with.him a fine Clydesdale stallion, Royal George, for service in the district. This entire horse is 3 years old
and weighs 1650 pounds. He was sired
by the celebrated prize winner Earl of
Fife and his dam is of pedigreed stock.
The J. M. Macgregor Publishing Co., of
Vancouver, have issued a fine historical
work entitled : "Builders of Canada,"
which ought to be on the desk or in the
library of everyone who wishes to keep
postedfan the captains in Canadian public life and conversant with the events
surrounding their lives.
G. L. Mason left for the scene of his
religious labors at Grande Prairie, Falkland P.O., on Friday last. He expects to
take a student course at Manitoba college
Winnipeg, this winter.
H. Wardle, of Hope, came in via the
pass on his first visit to Princeton. Times
are a little quiet at Hope,-but the good
people there are full of hope since the
railway has begun to loom up in southern B.C. Mr. Wardle's father is a pioneer of Hope aud in the early days was
mail courier between Hope and Bonning-
ton Falls, Idaho, a difficult and dangerous route, owing to the hostility of the
redskins, with whom he had many a
stormy pow-wow and h^rbreadth escape.
Mr. Wardle, jr., thinksthe Similkameen
a great mineral country and believes the
present is a good time to invest.
E. Waterfnan expects his father-in^aw-
from California on a visit shortly.
.   John  Bouchier' has   been performing'
statutory labor on his mineral property
in the Friday creek district and has some j
fine specimens- of ore from it.   Inciden
tally it may be stated that Mr. Bouchier
is the discoverer of a new liniment which
he offers to suffering humanity with confidence in its curative power. Already it
has cured a "man with a crushed foot,
and another with a large crick in his
back, while a thirdwas relieved of a kind
of scoliosis. "Doc" Bouchier has many
friends who will be pleased to hear of his
rise to eminence in the art of healing. .
It looks like a wedding !
Board of trade meeting next'Thursday
evening at 7:30 p.m.
Some shiny-pated bachelors are experimenting with a new hair tonic which
is giving excellent satisfaction. One
whose head resembled the moon full and
fat, on which many a fly had slipped and
broke its neck, has a crop of fine-fuzz
peeping above the cuticle. Their hirsute
friends extend congratulations.
The thermometer registered 107 deg.
of heat at Otter Flat last week.
^RANITE CREEK;
Famed for its Gold Production—The
Yellow Metal is Still There.
Anyone looking at Granite creek today
in its reposeful condition would scarcely
give credence to the statement that, in
the zenith of its fame it numbered over
5000"souls. However, such was the case.
Its departed glory is reflected in the great
placer workings to be observed on every
side, in the rusting machinery, decrepit
flumes and empty, houses. The rush of
gold hunters in 1885 to Granite creek resulted in many small competencies of
from $20,000 to $30,000 being made but
there were large sums of money sunk in
hydraulic ventures which never recouped
a dollar. The gold is still there. Failure to recover it was due to the'iriexperi-
ence of those in charge. - Fancy sailors
and sea captains, pickled ,=in the brine of
old ocean, and others whose case was just
as absurd, directing large hydraulic
works. For the past twenty years placer
mining in a small way has'been' carried
on here. Coarse gold and small nuggets
are still saved in paying quantities in the
primitive way. The result from scientific
mining on a^large scale, would, no doubt,
bring handsome profits. There are some
good; free-milling ore propositions in the
vicinity, also coal. Granite creek will
yet assume her rightful position as the
leading gold camp of the Similkameen
when transportation is afforded, j
James McPhee, oqe of the.students of
McGill university sent out for field study
of mineralogy has been collecting Qfif ;
sample's in the Similkameen for the Trail
smelter. As the C.P.R. owns the smelter
it looks as if the company were trying to
screw their courage "up to the point of
building a railway. Mr. McPhee goes
from "here~"to Granite, Otter Flat, Aspen
Grove and Nicola. He is. a cousin of
Mrs. Gordon Murdoch, whose guest he
was.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
JTJL^3°»  I904
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON, B.G
—-By—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E. Howse, Manager.
One Year,
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
Payable in Advance.
$2.00
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertisinaST:
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
GOAL LICENSE FEES.
One very noticeable and injurious
effect of doubling the price of coal
prospecting licenses has been to stop
the locating of but an insignificant
number of claims as compared with
the number recorded when the fee
was $50. By increasing the burdens of the prospector the government has discouraged effort and lost
a source of large revenue in years
past. The coal field in this vicinity
has only been prospected and tested
in the easily accessible portions and
there can be no doubt that the
falling off in applications is due to
the discouraging effect of the higher
fee. The provincial government in
its mistaken policy of "raising the
wind" by increasing license fees has
produced almost a dead calm in the
coal prospecting industry. It is a
source of wonderment that so-called
statesmen will persist in legislation
which kills initial enterprise and
effort in discovery and development
of the natural resources of the
province. Instead of coal and metalliferous prospectors having to pay
exorbitant fees and license rates
and thus handicap progress, rather
they should receive a bonus for
every mine they were discoverers
of. Mining in its elementary stages
his enough of dangers and difficulties to retard advancement, hence
the necessity of obviating even the
slightest encumbrance in legislation and the consequent repeal of
the excessive coal license fee.
THE GLOBE'S ANNIVERSARY.
The Toronto Globe published a
souvenir edition on the occasion of
its recent 6oth birthday, which is
without parallel in size, quality and
importance of event. The threescore* years of Globe life which is
so well and beautifully delineated
with pen and picture is the honorable record of a newspaper which
has sturdily fought the battles of
the people and maintained a high
moral political tone throughout.
Its editorials are the ablest and
cleanest of the Canadian press ; it
is, indeed, the | Times " of Canada
and the national newspaper. May
its advocacy of reform and the
strenuous manner with which it has
pat foot on evil in whatsoever political party or place continue as in
the days of its great founder.   If
one may venture to suggest any improvement in the Globe it would be
in the make-up and letterpress
which are in need of modernizing.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
Why should the Similkameen and
Nicola districts, with their large
undeveloped revenue producing resources, be longer denied railway
communication, even though "foreigner I Hill should build it ? Will
Messrs. Cotton and McBride explain ?
It is sincerely hoped that the
government will now expend the
$1500 donated by the Vermilion
Forks Co. two or three years ago
towards a road to Copper mountain.
Mr. Voigt also promises to build a
part of this much needed road.
What is our representative, Mr.
Shatford, doing to secure these beneficent offers ?
The World, of Vancouver, has
recently published a two-column
description of the mineral resources
of the Similkameen and Nicola districts. It makes eulogistic mention
of some of the public-spirited men
of these districts and lauds the
work done by the only newspaper
in the Similkameen in defence of
the people's rights and just wrath
at the delay in railway construction.
The World is the only paper in
Vancouver not dominated by trust
or corporation interests—withal, it
is not a hidebound political organ,
which adds to its popularity among
the masses.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,329,280.00. Reserve fund
and surplus profits, $2,067,080.95. Interest allowed on Savings bank deposits -of
one dollar and upwards from date of deposit to date of withdrawal. A. H.
SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B.C.
NOTICE.
TAKF, NOTICE that sixty days after date I
intend to apply to the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of I«ands and Works for permission to
purchase 320 acres of Crown lands for pastur
ing purposes: Commencing at a post marked
js M. W.'s S. W. corner: Thence running 80
chains west. 40 chains north, 80 chains east, 40
chains south, back to point cf commencement,
in all 320 acres, more or less. This land is situate
about 10 miles west, of Princetcn and is bounded
on the south side by the meandering line of the
Tuiameen river.
J. M. WRIGHT,
C. OTFKENCH, Agent.
Dated this nth day of July, 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of I.ands and Works  for  permission to
purchase 640 acres of crown lands for pasturing purposes, commencing at   a post marked
S.W. corner ptXlot 1091, thence running 80 chains
east, 80 chains south, 80 chains west, So chains
north, back to post, in all 640 acres more or less.
C. M. KINGSTON,
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Dated this 19th day of July, 1904.
DOCTOR WANTED.
S For Princeton and vicinity. Government sut-
sidv $300 per annum. Exceptionally bright fu
fure for capable man. Town is on proposed coast
to Kootenay railway.   Address
MEDICAL COMMITTEE,
LOT WANTED.
A well situated vacant lot on Vermilion avenue
or Bridge Street. State lowestiSrice for cash.
Give number of lot and block. Address I.
NICHOLSON, P.O. Box 460, Victoria, B.C.
Advertise in the Star.
NOTICE.
Copper Glance, Azurite and Alpine mineral
claims, situate in the Similkameen mining
division of Yale district. Where located:
On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Gfoves, acting as
agent for John R. McRae, fr« miner's certificate
No. B72143, and Hugh McRae, free miner's certificate No. B62053, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
a certificate of improvements'|for the purpose of
obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take rotice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 9th day of July, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
HPHIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
* the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect'jforcoal on the following
described lands:—
Commencing at a post marked A. Green's
JS£jSs3,' and #-S. 4;^placed on east side of Cold-
water river, al out 3 miles south of Coutlee.
And running 40chainSSivest, 80 chains south, 80
chains east, 80 chains north, and then 40 chains
west to point of commencement, containing 640
acres. jj&iWtrxiAM Rice, Locator.
Charles Stirling, Agent.
Nicola, May 20,1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty -days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
160 acres of mountain pasture land, described as
follows Commencing at a post situated on the
south side of Similkameen jrlver, about 8 miles
from Princeton and opposite the mouth of Whip-
saw creek marked T.C.R's S.W. corner, thence
north 80 chains following the meander of Similkameen river, thenee 20 chains east, thence 80
chains south, thence 20 chains west to initial post.
T. C. P.EVELY,
W. F. REVELY, Agent.  -
Princeton, B.C., April 21st, 1904.
NOTICE.
Kenley mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale district.
'if'.Where located : Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, Ernest Waterman, free
miner's certificate No. B72039 for myself and for
Edwin Barr Hall, free miner's certificate No.
B7204o,*ttrtei]a sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 9th day of April, 1904.
NOTICE.
Olympian mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where
located : On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Joseph Wright, free miner's certificate
No. B75373; J. S. C. Fraser, free miner's certificate No. B42433 and L. G. Barron, free miner's
certificate. No. B57500, intend, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a certificaie of improvements for the purpose
of obtaining a" crown grant of the above claim.
And further'Sake notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 25th day of April, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Great Republic mineral   claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining division of Yale district.   Where located: Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, John P. McLeod, free miner's certificate No.   B80240,  for myself and as
agent for Charles H. Bonter, free minetjfs certificate No. B75510, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate qSimprovements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
jfjDated this 18th day of April, A.D. 1904.
J. P. MCLEOD.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to!tfie Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
eighty acres of second class land, situated in
Osoyoos district: Commencing at a post marked
J.L. situated about forty chains north of northeast corner of John Kearns' preemption lot 3098,
thence 20 chains east, thence forty chains south,
thence 20 chains,west, thence forty chains north
to point of commencement, containing 80 acres
more or less.
JOHN LOVE.
Fairview, B.C., April 13, 1904.
MineralExhibit
Spokane Fair Oct 3=9
Prospectors and others are invited to
contribute mineral specimens for an exhibit at the Spokane Fair. Specimens
should be of about 25 lbs. weight with
names of claim and owner attached. Specimens will be received by C. E. Thomas,
F. W. Groves and at the Mining Recorder's office. BY ORDER,
PRINCETON BOARD OF TRADE.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To ARCHIBALD GRANT or whomsoever he
may have transferred his interest in Klon-
dyke mineral claim, situate on Copper
Mountain, and about ten miles from Princeton, in the Similkameen mining division of
Yale district.
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, 3 ou fail or refuse to contribute your portion of the expenditure required by section 24 of the " Mineral Act,"
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia, 1897, in respect of the Klondyke
mineral claim, situate on Copper mountain in
the Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District, British Columbia, together with all costs of
advertising, your interest in said claim shall become vested in your co-owner, Thomas F.
McAlpin, of Princeton, Free Miner, who has
made the required expenditure.
'|»TKi£ amount due by you in respect of each of
the said mineral "claims, not including costs, is
$25.62}$.
Dated this 4th day of June, 1904.
THOS. J. MCALPIN.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To W_E>-W?fL"BY and any person or persons to
,—whom he may have transferred his interests in
the Elbe, Sunset," Maid of the Mist and War
Cloud mineral claims situate at Camp Hedley
in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale district r-
You are hereby required to take notice that we
have for, the last two years done the whole of the
assessment work on the above mentioned mineral claims as required by section 24 of|the mineral act and have paid for recording the several
certificates of suchlwork, and you are hereby required to contribute your  proportion of such
work and expenditure together with all costs of
advertising, your said proportion amounting to
One Huudred and Fifty Nine Dollars ($159.00),
exclusive of costs.
If you fail or refuse to contribute your said
proportion and all costs of advertising within
ninety days from the date of the first publication
of this notice in the Similkameen Star, which
date is hereunder written, your interests in said
mineral claims will become vested in us, your
co-owners, under the provisions of the Mineral
Act and Amending Acts.
Dated this 4th day of June, A.D. 1904.
H. W. YATES.
J. F. CAMPBELL.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To PETER SCOTT and any person or persons to
whom he may have transferred his interest in
the Sacramento mineral claim situate at Camp
Hedlev—20-Mile Creek—adjoining the Oro
flato in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale
district.
You are hereby required to take notice that I
have, for the last four years caused to be done
the whole of the assessment work on the above
mentioned mineral claim as required by section
24 of the Mineral Act and have paid for record-
itigtthe several certificates of such work, and you
gre*herel"y required to contribute vour proportion of such work and expenditure, together
with all costs of advertising, your said proportion amounting to two hundred and five dollars,
($205) exclusive of costs.
If you fail or rtfjase to contribute your said
proportion and all costs of advertising within
ninety days from the date of the first publication of this notice in the Similkameen Star,
which date is hereunder written, your interest
in said mineral claim will become vested in me,
your co-owner, under the provisions of the Mineral Act and Amending Acts.
Dated this 30th day of April, A.D. 1904.
DANIEL BRAITHWAITE.
NOTICE.
Tempest fraction mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where located : Kennedy mountain.
• Take notice that I, Ernest Wuiu Ulan, agent for
the Vermilion Forks Mining Company, free
miner's certificate No. B72038, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining
recorder for a certificate of improvements for the
purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above
claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 13th day of April, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Mogul, Mogul Fractional and Red Butte Fractional mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located: On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, Charles Willarson, free
miner's certificate No. B63394, acting for myself
and Peter Johnson, free miner's certificate No.
B63393, intend 60 days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for Certificates of
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown Grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 14th day of May, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Ada B., Ada B. Fractional • and Centre Star Fractional mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located: On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, Charles Willarson, free
miner's certificate No. B63394, acting for myself
and Peter Johnson, free miner'sjsertificate Nb.
B63393, and Robert O. Cramer, free miner's certificate No. 63382, and William H. Morrison, free
miner's certificate No. 75486, and Furman R.
Whitwell, free miner's certificate No. 72ctJ5,intend
sixty days from the date hereof, to abply to
the mining recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown
grants of the above claims.
And further take noticejthat action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 14th day of May, 1904.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Religious service, conducted by Rev.
Mr. Lang, will be held at 11 a.m., tomorrow, iu the school house.
On Bridge street: He—" May I sit beside you?" She—"You'll crush my
sleeve." He—"Indeed I won't." She
—"What's the use then?"
W. E. Welby was thrown out of a
buggy in a runaway near Keremeos and
badly bruised.
Much sympathy is expressed for E.
McDeimott of Hedley whose wife recently died.
W. Knight came in from Highland
valley during the week and reports prospecting on a new property with good
showings. He states that the best piece
of mountain road he has seen is being
built to connect Highland valley with
Ashcroft, a distance of some 40 miles.
The Liberal member for Yale evidently
has more pull than the Conservative
member for Similkameen. Funny,isn't it?
Tommy Day is acting as.guide, philosopher and friend to an eye prospector.
Fred. Revely came up from Hedley
yesterday.
E. B. Tingley has been paid many compliments by travellers and freighters for
the first class condition in which he keeps
his road beat. Work and judgment are
companions of E. B. and the results are
appreciated. Between Princeton and
Granite creek D. Ross has charge of the
. maintenance of way and difficult as it is
with appalling curves and drifting banks
it is kept in fine order.
Jim Campbell was in charge of government offices during H. Hunter's absence
tax-gathering
Walter Haley was sentenced to a year's
imprisonment by stipendiary Lambly for
stealing $32 from J. Kehoe at Hedley.
Billy Small, the injured driver in the
stage runaway last fall, has so far recovered that he is able to do light wo:k.
Charlie Squawkem returned from Chil-
liwack last Friday having recovered his
horses found in the possession of one
McCurdy, who was sentenced to a year's
imprisonment.
J. Cook and wife, of Portland, Ore.,
are visiting at Copper mountain.
'Prof." Coutenay has been giving free
fectures on the rare elements.
Ra H. ROGERS
M.A., B.C.L.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
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VANCOUVER, B. C.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To JAMES F. DICKSON, or to any person or
persons to whom he mry have transferred his
interest in the High Ore and Margarett mineral claims, situate one mile north of Sinrlka-
meen City, in Camp Hedley, in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district, British
Columbia.
You are hereby notified that I have expended the sum of $200 for work on the above mentioned claims and $5 for recording the same for
assessments, such being required and necessary
to hold the said claims for the year ending July
3rd and 27th June, 1904, respectively, under the
provisions of the Mineral Act and Amending
Acts; and if at the expiration of ninety days from
the date of the first publication of this notice in
the Similkameen Star, you fail or refuse to contribute your portion of such expenditure, namely, $102.50, together with all costs of advertising
your interest in said mineral claims will become vested in me, (your co-owner) upon filing
in the proper office in that behalf the affidavit
required by Section 4 of the Mineral Act
Amendment Act, iqoo.
Dated this nth day of July, 1904.
HENRY A. WICTXa.MS.
HEADQUARTERS FOR
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Limited.
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Anyone sending a sketch and description may
quickly ascertain enr opinion free whether an
invention is probably patentable. Communications strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge,, in the
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July 30, 1904
Rattlesnake Bite.
The Star is indebted to the editor of
the Ashcroft Journal for kindly directing
attention to a "Cure for Snake Bite" recently published in the Vancouver Ledger. It is well known that Indians in
some snake infested countries have effective remedies for snake poisoning but in
spite of all remedies about 30,000 people
die annually from the bite of venomous
snakes. The following is from the Ledger :
I. Immediately stop the circulation in
the bitten part of the body so as to prevent absorption of the poison.
II. Incise and enlarge the fang wound
and extract the poiscn by suction (preferably by a cupping glass, or with the
mouth, if the mucous membrane of lips
is sound).
III. Inject 3 to 6 drops of a fresh 10
per cent, watery solution of calcium chloride into about a dozen places around the
wound.
IV. Give strychnine hypodermically to
stimulate the respiratory centre. Whiskey should not be given at all, or only in
small doses, because an'excess of alcohol
still further depresses the heart already
depressed by the venom.
V. Immediately inject  from two and a
half to  five  and a half drachms of anti
venomous serum and repeat the injection
frequently.
"Is that your mule?'-' asked the man
who was going fishing. "Yes, sir," said
the colored man, who was sitting on a
log by the :ead. "Does he kick?"
I 'Deed, mistah, he ain't got no.cause to
kick. He's gittin' his own way right
along. I'm de one dat's havin' de worry
an' difficulty."
"Why," asked the .boarder with the
conundrum habit, "is the letter 'k' like
the marriage ceremony ?" "Give it up,"
said the rest of the family group in chorus. "Because," explained the party of
the prelude, "it changes cooing to cook-
ing-" f|i|i
"You hear so many people talking of
the pace that kills. I wonder what they-
mean, exactly?" "Well, it depends..
There's the messenger bo}''s pace, for
instance; that merely kills time."
Lawyer—Then, too, there will be the
court crier's fee. Fair Litigant (breach
of promise)—Oh, Lshall do my own crying. I should never think of trusting
anybody else to do that.    Goodness, no !
Long Tailed Dog—Don't you get tired
of everlastingly wagging that little slump
of yours? Stump Tailed Dog—No; it
feels as if the tail was all there, and I get
just as much fun out of the exercise as
you do, with a good deal less work.    •
"But you must admit, sir," said the
aggressive party, "that a man ought to
be the boss iu his own house. "Y-yes, I
suppose so," answered the meek and
lowly man with the absent hair, "but the
house I live in belongs to my wife."
"Do you think that a young man ought
to go into politics?" "No," answered
Broncho Bob. "There's nothing in it. I
went to a political convention once. All
they did was to holler and wave their
hands.   There wasn't a shot fired."
Joseph Jefferson has a lake well stocked
with fish on his Louisiana plantation.
Not long ago he came upon a stranger
fishing there. Stepping to his side, Jefferson polilely invited his attention to
the fact that he was fishing in a private
preserve, in violation of the law. The
stranger smiled sadly. "You are mistaken, sir," he replied. "I'm not catching your fish; I'm feeding them !"
Mr. Fussey—I don't see why you wear
those ridiculously big sleeves when you
have nothing to fill them. Mrs. Fussev
—Do you fill your silk hat ?
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BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS JgfflT
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Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
TELEPHONE- BATH.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
For   the STAR
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
PYBAMIDS FROM CANADA.
They are Built from Ores and Metals
at the St. Louis Exhibition.
Canada's great mineral wealth is admirably exemplified by an attractive exhibit in the palace of mines and metallurgy at the World's Fair. The display
is the largest ever made by Canada at any
exposition. Explorers have ventured in
late years as far north as a thousand miles
from the boundary line between the
United States and Canada in search of
new fields, and the quest has not been in
vain.
Canada occupies a space of 9,000 square
feet near one of the main entrances, adjoining the United States government
section in the mines building. The exhibit is not confined to show cases, but
unique and striking mass displays are
made. As Canada supplies more than
one-half the world's production of nickel
and 95 per cent, of the world's production
of asbestos, these two ores are given a
prominent place in the exhibit. They
are displayed. in the form of large pyramids. The pyramid of nickel weighs 17
tons, while the one of asbestos weighs 14
tons. Two other pyramids are shown,
one of corundum, weighing 15 tons, and
another of mica.
These pyramids illustrate the processes
the ores undergo in the transition from
the crude state to the finished product.
For example, in the nickel pyramid the
ore as turned out of the mine forms the
base, above is a section containing the
product after the roasting process. Above
this is a section containing the copper
and nickel matte, and the apex is finished
in the refined article. Surmounting the
pyramid is a statue sculptured out of the
refined, nickel and typically Canadian in
design.
There is a rich exhibit of gold from the
Yukon and British Columbia mines. Coal
holds a prominent place in the display.
Specimens are shown from all fields,
from Nova Scotia on the Atlantic to Vancouver island on the Pacific. Most of
the coal used by the Pacific squadron of
the United States. navy comes from the
B.C. mines. Gold-copper ores and silver-
lead ores are shown in large quantities,
as are also chrome iron and manganese
iron ore. Seventy-five table cases contain minerals arranged according to their
geographical location. The Canadian
section in the palace of mines and metallurgy is of great interest not only to those
who are interested in mining but to the
layman, and is a rendezvous for Canadian
visitors.
"I hear Bill is going to the bad."
"What! Has he taken to drink ?" "No,
worse than that. He's begun writing
novels."
"Ollie," her father called from the head
of the stairs. "Yes, father." "Did I
hear a smack down there just now?"
"If you did you're a wonder. I've been
listening for one all evening, but without results."
"What is your idea of a truly good
wife?" asked the youth. "A truly good
wife," answered the Cumminsville sage,
is one who loves her husband and her
country, but doesn't attempt to run
either."
"He's still employed by that big wholesale house, isn't he ?" "No I think he's
in business for himself now. He used to
take an hour for lunch, but now he takes
a bare five minutes."
"Never was glad for this impediment
in my speech but once," said the man
from the country, "When was that?"
"Fe-fe-fellow asked me h-h-how much I
would take for a-a horse, and while I-I-I
was t-trying to tell him f-forty pounds he
offered me fi-fifty."
The
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Of excellence which characterize the
—sees MccoRMICK===
LINE   OF   MOWERS
are symetrical and staunch main frame, simple and
powerful gears, perfect and frictionless bushings, direct
stroke pitman, and long steel wearing plates for the
knife. The McCormick line of mowers embraces the
Vertical Lift, New 4, New Big 4, and Little Vertical.
These machines are illustrated and described in detail
in the McCormick book for 1904, "It Takes the
Palm, | which will be supplied free upon request.
Sold by THE A. E. BOWSE CO'Y
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