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 Mineral Products of the Similkameen and Nicola Districts are Gold, Platinum, Silver, Copper, Lead, Iron and Coal.
Twice-a-Week Mail; Agricultural and Timber Lands; Water Power; Splendid Fishing; All Kinds of Game; J44 Miles to Vancouver.
Vol. iv.   No. 42.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, J904.
$2 a Year.
RAILWAY  WRANGLE
PETITIONS SENT
Tonnage for Two Railways
in Similkameen—School, Library and Hospital Matters
Deliberated Upon.
At the special meeting of the board of
trade on Wednesday evening to consider
certain railway legislation required and
also to second the efforts of Mr. Shat-
ford, M.L.A., in respect of the Coast-
Kootenay railway, there were present
Messrs. Lyall, Hunter, Thomas, Waterman, Bell, Hall, Willerson, Jackson and
Wright.
After routine the all-important subject
of a railway or railways to tap the vast
mineral areas of the Similkameen was
discussed at length with some acrimony
and not a little . vigor. It was generally
accepted that there was tonnage enough
in the district for two divergent railways
and that Princeton being the natural center no railway entering the Similkameen
could afford to ignore it. While it was
remarked that the Spence's Bridge and
Nicola railway would be a welcome tributary to this district, no substitutional
route for the proposed direct Coast-Koot-
enay line via Hope mountains could for
a moment be entertained by this board.
The utmost vigilance and strenuous
exertions of all interested in the prosperity of the Similkameen was invited
at this crucial period in the history of the
Coast-Kootenay railway and that sentiment was corroborated in the following
resolution :
" Resolved—That this board of trade
respectfully remind the provincial government to enact such legislation as will
do away with all delay and obstruction to
the building of a Coast-Kootenay railway and that this board express its full
confidence in Mr. Shatford, M.L.A., as
having the guardianship of the railway
interests of this riding in the legislative
assembly.
" Be it further resolved—That the government is respectfully recalled to the
ante-election promises of its members in
the platform subscribed to in which a
plank favoring the immediate construction of a Coast-Kootenay railway was
prominent."
The secretary was advised to transmit
copies of the resolution together with
the railway petitions to Mr. Shatford, M.
L.A., for presentation to the legislature.
The matter of transforming the Princeton public school from an "assisted" to
a government school was considered by
the board and the conclusion arrived at
that with a little effort the burden of
supporting the school could be placed
where it properly belongs as the average
of attending pupils was above the fixed
minimum required by law while the number on the roll was only two or three
lacking.
The question of a general hospital was
introduced and laid over.
Regarding a public library the following resolution was read and filed : "Resolved—That this board of trade respectfully solicits from Andrew Carnegie, the
great philanthropist, a sum sufficient for
the establishment of a public library in
Princeton on a firm foundation."
Rev. Mr, Lang of Hedley being present was invited to address the board,
which he did in a few well chosen re->
marks laudatory of this locality and emphasizing his faith in the great future of
Princeton and vicinity by saying : "Let
no man's heart fail him by reason of the
business depression now felt but rather
put on hope for great prosperity seeing
that the natural resources of the Similkameen are of almost boundless extent."
Following is a list of members of the
Princeton board of trade: J. McFarlane,
Chas. Willerson, F. W. Groves, A. E.
Howse, Hugh Hunter, C. B. Harris, J. H.
Jackson, W. E. Welby, G. W. Aldous, W.
C. Lyall, Robert Stevenson, C. Summers,
Chas. Asp, C. O. French, Gordon Murdoch, Thos. Murphy, E. B. Hall, Alex.
Bell, E. Waterman, C. E. Thomas, Arthur Hickling and J. M. Wright.
The board adjourned to meet on Thursday, Feb. 4th, at 7:30 p.m.
Insignificant Journalism.
The Vancouver Province allows its zeal
for the proposed Nicola railway to run
amuck, insomuch that its snivelling tones
are as 'sounding brass and tinkling cymbals'   in   the ears of those who know.
Why it should endeavor to smother the
Coast-Kootenay railway is not difficult to
understand while its attitude is that of
the sycophant to the Canadian Pacific.
Its editor must be warped and narrow in
his ideas if he thinks one  railroad will
suffice for the Similkameen and Nicola
districts.   To build up one section of the
country by the disparagement of another
section, or the discouragement of a legitimate railway project such as Mr. Hill has
in view for the development of the Similkameen, is neither honest nor honorable.   No argument can outweigh the fact
that Mr. Hill's route brings the Similkameen OVER ONE hundred mii.ES nearer
Vancouver than by any other route, while
the distance to Spokane from Princeton
is double that from Princeton to Vancouver.   This small talk of diverting mercantile trade to Spokane, in view of distance and duty, is so chimerical that no
one in full possession of reasoning faculties heeds it at all. Does the Great Northern or the C.P.R. running to Seattle from
Vancouver divert any trade from the latter ?   We trow not.   There is tonnage for
two railways in the Similkameen and one
of them must have direct communication
with the seaboard.
^ACTS AND FIGORES
PAST AND FUTURE
Reliable Information as to Revenue From Mineral Resources and Taxes—Coal Development Cost $ J 0,000.
VEditor Star—Sir : I read with much
pleasure the very interesting letter you
recently published, in which Mr. Hall,
with the spirit of prophecy outlined the
brilliant future which lies before us,
when men of every trade will be flocking
into the Similkameen to enrich themselves, and the country, by developing
the many resources with which we have
been so bountifully supplied by nature.
It occurred to me that in our visions of
the future we should not be entirely neglectful of what has been done in the
past. This retrospective view seems opportune at the present time when we are
urgently petitioning both governments
to give us that much needed railway communication without which our efforts are
in vain.
They might, perhaps, ask what had
been done to prove the statements made
with regard to the mineral wealth we
claim, or what we had contributed
towards the upkeep of the province that
might entitle us to the railway assistance
we asked for. I will endeavor, briefly,
to answer these questions.
Since July, 1895, 2518 mineral claims
have been staked and recorded in the
Similkameen mining division, (a small
division compared with others) which
represents the sum of $6,295 in recording
fees alone. Of these claims 745 are still
alive. Of the balance of 1773 some have
dropped out of existence in accordance
with that law of nature which demands
only the survival of the fittest, and others
have been transferred to the Osoyoos
mining division of which no record is
kept in the office here. We have, then,
745 claims, of which 40 have been crown
granted at an approximate cost of $542
each—a total of $21,680; $1100 of this
going to swell the government coffers.
305 claims were staked last year on which
no work has been recorded as yet. This
leaves a balance of 400 claims on which
$45,200 has been recorded in assessment
work for last year alone. Taking a low
average of the yearly assessment work at
$40,000, that is to say, $100 each on 400
claims, we have seen the country devel
oped during the last eight years to the
extent of $320,000. This is a very conservative estimate, as many claims have
been worked continuously and on the
Sunset alone more money has been spent
than equals the total amount recorded
for assessments in any one year. I believe that were it possible to get at the
figuresythe total amount expended would
not fsrfl far short of $500,000.
T^ve taxes paid into the government
office at Princeton for the past year equal
$8,152. I believe it was a normal year,
so that during the last eight years we
have supplied the government with some
$64,000.
Some 60 odd coal licenses are in existence calling for a yearly rental of
$3,000, which, with the recently increased license fees will amount to $6000
next year. Over $10,000 has been expended in developing the various coal
properties. This estimate does not take
into account monies that have been paid
on land purchase or pre-emptions and I
regret that I have not had the opportUT
nity of getting at the details with regard
to this.
Surely, when so much money has been
and is still being expended in a district
which relies solely on its connection with
the outside world on the back of the
bucking and ofttimes perverse broncho,
or the hauling power developed by the
shoulders of the unwilling cayuse, it. is
not too much to say that the advent of
the iron horse will not find us unpre-v
pared to uphold those statements anent
our rich resources which we have boldly
proclaimed.
Yours truly,
Ernest Waterman.
Beported Illness Unfounded. .
A report that gained some credence
before its fallacy was exposed was in ck>.
culation about Mr. Shatford, M.L.A., re
turning home ill while railway legislar
tion was at a critical stage. People heue.
are so nervous *nd testy on the railway
question that even the Star was caught
in the cyclone of rage and penned some
comment which got into print too late
to be recalled and which do Mr. Shatford
injustice, for which apology is hereby
made. Mr. Shatford was not ill, was not
home and the railway question was not
anywhere near a crisis.
Refuses to be Old.
Rev. J. Lang of Hedley preached in
the school house on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and has laid the foundation for a bible class. Whether he will
continue further ministrations here will
largely depend on provision for his transport being made back and forth. Mr.
Lang was at one time alderman of the
city of Ottawa, is a painter by trade and
is now at work painting the new hotel at
Hedley and has a fruit ranch at Okana--
gan Falls. He is seventy years "young'*
and as supple as an eel—his zeal for the
Master unflagging.
Mrs. G. W. Aldous, left last Sunday for
the coast.
The monthly report of the Princeton
public school shows an average daily attendance of 16.90 and a register number
of 20.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
January 30, 1904
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
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EDITORIAL NOTES.
" To be or not to be, that is the
question ?" The immortal bard
had not the faintest thought that
the words quoted would be applied
to the existence of this community
or that they would be connected
with that least poetical of all human concerns—a railway. Yet it
is a matter in which are wrapped
the life and death of the Similkameen as a mineral district and the
hopes and aspirations of the people hang upon it as if by a mere
thread. The "to be" of the Similkameen was never nearer a decision
for or against than it is now. Our
provincial legislature has it in its
power to make tramps of every soul
in the valley or to make it possible
for them to ride in semi-state on a
sixteen-wheeled Pullman. Which
will it be ?
Confidence in the member for this
riding,   Mr. Shatford, that  he will
fulfil  his   ante-election   pledge   to
exert himself to the utmost in behalf of  a  Coast-Kootenay railway
has not been  strengthened by his
leaving the house of assembly to
come home while the railway question is at a  critical juncture in the
house.   No excuse would for a moment be considered sufficient for the
desertion from  the post of duty of
the pilot on the bridge while the
ship   was   making   port   through
dangerous straits ; even more inexcusable is it for a man to break faith
with his constituents when a great
principle is at stake and the defence
of their rights demands,   at least,
his presence, if he cannot lend his
voice in support of them.    Soldiers
have been known to feign illness on
the eve of battle, and, though loth
to say it, there are men among B.C.
legislators who have conveniently
fell ill on the eve of a vote—disgusting types of the coward for whom
there is not a shred of sympathy or
palliation.     The   member for the
Similkameen riding will best serve
.the wishes  of bis supporters if he
^will remain within the sound of the
division-bell in the house instead of
making excursions   homewards at
a critical period in railway legislation.   Should   he   require   advice
from friends better summon them to
the lobby than desert his seat on the
floor of the house. {?$&
The Star has almost exhausted
its encyclopaedia of argument in
favor of a Coast-Kootenay railway
by the shortest and most direct
route via Hope mountains, and now,
for the last time, it repeats that this
route being ioo miles nearer the
coast than by any other must have
the sanction and favor of a legislature iu whose keeping is all that
makes for the prosperity of this district. Neither gold, silver, cheques
nor any other corruptive element
from a corporation opposing the
Coast-Kootenay can be thought of,
much less handled, by any legislator.
It is indeed a sad state of affairs
when by imputation or suspicion
those in high positions have thus to
be admonished. Pledged and elected upon a platform advocating a
Coast-Kootenay railway there is
little wonder at the outburst of indignant remarks so frequently heard
when the least sign of faltering is
shown by any legislator.
The fight for life is now on and
| death or victory " is the watchword all along the Similkameen.
If the government now remove all
obstacles to Hill's railway or builds
one of its own the people will not
be slow to mark their appreciation,
contrariwise, . their condemnation
will be most bitter. The asinine
prejudice to Mr. Hill because he is
a foreigner and the supposition that
he will discriminate in favor of Spokane as against Vancouver are too
silly to be entertained by thoughtful
men.
In the Supreme Court
of British Columbia.
In the matter of Charles Johnson,
deceased, and in the matter of the
" Intestate Estates Act."
Pursuant to an order made herein, tenders,
addressed to the Administrator in care of the
undersigned, will be received up to the'  *£|sm
THIRD DAY OF MARCH, 1904,
for the purchase of the pre-emption claim of the
above named deceased, situate in the Nicola
division of Yale district, and described as being
about two miles west of Princeton, B.C., on the
old Granite creek trail, containing 320 acres more
or less, held under pre-emption certificate No.
452, dated 17th July, 1900.
Tenders shall state (1) the amount offered for
the same after Crown grant. It is required that
the party or parties whose tender may be accepted shall execute an agreement for the purchase
of the lands and shall upon the execution thereof
pay to the administrator thirty per cent of the
purchase moneys or as the Court may direct.
The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Dated the 18th of'January, 1004.
L,.  P.   ECKSTEIN,    Morrison    block,    Grand
Forks, B.C., Solicitor for Charles B. Peterson,
the Administrator, Grand Forks, B.C.
NOTICE.
In the matter of the Estate of Charles
Johnson, deceased, late of Tuiameen
river, near Princeton, Farmejr,
Notice is hereby given that all persons having
claims against the estate of the said   Charles
Johnson, who died on or about the isthday of
January, 1903, are required on or before the
TENTH DAY OF MARCH, 1904,
to send to the undersigned Administrator or his
solicitor, full particulars of their respective
claims.
And further take notice that after such date the
administrator will proceed to distribute the
assets among the parties entitled thereto, having
regard only to the claims of which he shall'then
ha'tfe notice and that the said Administrator will
not be liable 'to any person of whbs?<claims
notice shall not have been received at the time
of distribution.
Dated the 18th of J4nUary, icjoJP-r
CHARI.ES B. PETERSON
Administrator.
Grand Forks, B.C.
I,. P. Eckstein, Grand Forks, B.C., solicitor for
said Administrator.
NOTICE.
fHIRTY days from daK T'jntend to apply to
* the Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works
fdf a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
Commeneing at a post marked Jos. Graham's
N.W. corner, adjoining W. McDonald's S.E. corner.
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains east,
80 chains north, 80 chains west, back to post, in
all 640 acres. JOS. GRAHAM, Locator,
Nicola, Dec. 8, 1903.
NOTICE.
TPHIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
*, the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
Commencing at a post marked I,- Quinville's
NVE. corner and adjoining W. N. Murray's N.W.
cornea,
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains west, 80
chains north, 80 chains east, back to post, in
all 640 acres. L. QTJINVILLE, Locator,
JOS. GRAHAM, Agent.
Nicola, Dec. n, 1903
NOTICE.
'T'hirty days afterdate I intecd to apply to the
*   Chief Commissioner of lands and Works for
a license to prospect for coal on the following described land:—
Commencing at a post on the east and adjoining Jos. Graham's coal location;
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains east, 80
chains south, 80 chains west, back to post, containing in all 640 acres.
H. W. ELLIOTT„Locator,
JOS. GRAHAM, Agent.
Nicola, Dec. 8,1903.
NOTICE.
Queen Alexandria and Marquis of Lome mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where located:
Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, Robert Stevenson, agent for
Ernest Victor Bodwell, free miner's certificate
N&jT$7966o, 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.
NOTICE.
"D-C" mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district. Where
located: On Otter creek, west of and near
McPhail's ranch.
Take notice that I, Sydney R. Almond, acting
as agent for the other owners and myself: i.e.,
John A. Cairns, free- miner's certificate No. B
56324, James Snowden, free miner's certificate
No. B72028 and Sydney R. Almond, free miner's
certificate No. B74427,. 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 21st day of September, a.d. 1903,
S. R. ALMOND.
NOTICE.
Morning Star and Blue Bell mineral claims, situate jn the Similkameen mining divisicn of
Yale district.  Where located: Summit camp.
Take notice that Alexander D. Ross, free min-
er'scertificate No. B72016, intends, 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 claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, A.D. 1903.
Alex. D. Ross.
NOTICE.
Huckleberry mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : Kelly creek.
Take notice that Alexander D. Ross, free miner's certificate No. B72016, intends, 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.
Abated this 26th day of September, A.D. 1903.
Alex. D. Ross.
NOTICE.
Anuie L. mineral claim. Situate in the Similkameen Mining Division, of Yale district;
Where located : Copper Mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for A. W. Smith, free miner's certificate
No B71517 and Patrick H. Kennedy, free miner's
certificate No. B56376, 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 24th day of November, 1903.
.-.-.RUBBER STAriPS.-.-.
Seals, Stencils, Price Markers, Print
ing Wheels, Numbering Machines-
Band Dating and Numbering'^Stamps,
Check Perforators, BubbeiSDype, Printing Presses, &c, &c.
FRANKLIN STAHP WORKS,
Vancouver, B. C,
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To GEORGE H. SPROULE or whomsoever he
may have transferred his interest in Mount
Temple mineral claim, situate on Rabbit
Mountain on the Tuiameen river and about
one and one-half miles from Otter Flat iu the
Yale mining district in the province of British
Columbia. fcjj
You are hereby notified that I have expended I214.00 in labour and improvements upon the
above, mentioned mineral claim under the provisions of the' Mineral Act, and if within
ninety days from the date.v of this notice
you fail or refuse to contribute your-, proportions of the above mentioned sum, being Iilo7.oo,
which' is now due and payable, together wfth
all costs of advertising, your interest in said
claim will become the property of the undersigned, under Section 4 of the Mineral Act
Amendment Act, 1900.
Dated this 21st day of November, 1903.
M. McGONIGLE, Fairview.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To GEORGE H. COLLINS, of the City of Greenwood, B.C.
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 I3?> Revised Statutes of British
Columbia, 1897, in respect of the Little Pittsburgh, Whale, Bullon Beck and Florence
mineral claims, situate on Twenty-Mile creek, 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 Brad-
shaw, of Twenty-Mile Creek, Free Miner, who
has made the required expenditure.
The amount due by you in respect of each of
the said mineral claims, not including costs, is
$25.6254.
Dated this 21st day of November, 1903.
THOMAS BRADSHAW.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To ANTONiq SCARPELLI and any person to
whom he may have transferred his interest in
the Victoria and Two Brothers mineral claims
situate at 16-Mile Creek in the Osoyoos mining
division of Yale district.
You are hereby required to take notic e that I
have expended for recording certificates of work
done on the above claims for the years ending
June 10, 1901 and June 10, 1902, the sum of Ten
Dollars, being an expenditure necessary to enable me to hold said claims and you are herety
required to contribute your share or proportion of such expenditure, namely, Three Dolllr|t
and thirty-three and one-third cents, together
with all cost of advertising. If you fail or refuse
to contribute such amount, including'advertising, within ninety days from date of first pubfivi'
cation of this notice in the Similkameen Star,
your interest will become vtsted In me, your co-
owner, under the provisions of the Mineral Ac t
and Amending Acts.
Dated this 12th day of December, 1903.
FRANCESCO FERA.
NOTICE!
Similkameen mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located: On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves,, free mjner's
certificate No. B72044 acting for myself and John
McLean, free miner's certificate No. B61810, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to abply 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'jmust be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 3rd day of October, 1003.
F. W. Grovbs.
NOMCE.
Summit No. 2 mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : Summit Camp.
Take notice that Frank Lambert, free miner's
certificate No. B77121, 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 26th day of Septemper, A.D. 1903.
Frank Lambert.
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 land, described as follows: commencing at a post
marked Frank Bailey's S.*E. corner, at the S.W.
corner cf lot 1968, thence north to the N.E. corner
of lot 2465. thence following the boundary of said
lot 2465 to the.S.W. corne.- of same on the north
bank of the Similkameen, thence down the Similkameen river to point of commencement and
containing 160 acres more or less.
FRANK BAILEY, Applicant.
Dated November 6th, 1903.
NOTICE.
Arlington, Canadian Belle^Canadian Boy Fraction, mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
.Where located : On Copper mountain, east of
Wolf creek.
Take notice that I, N. F. Townsend, acting as
agent for Richard Seeman free miner's certificate No. B75477, 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 claims.
And further take notice that action, under- section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 21st day of August, A.D, 1903.
N. F. Townsend.
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January, 30, 1904.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL PABAGBAPHS.
Brief News Notes and Personal Mention of People Passing.,
Dominion parliament meets on March
3rd. The secretary of the board of trade
would be pleased to receive all outstanding petitions not later than the 6th of
February and thus afford ample time to
forward them to the House.
Gus Savage and Claude Snowden have
returned from Hedley and will once more
resume citizenship.
. About ten inches of snow now lies on
the ground. There is good sleighing between here and Hedley and the weather,
glorious!
The estimates as passed by the provincial government were received by last
mail and were the subject of much adverse criticism. The relatively petty
and altogether insufficient amount of
$7,000 for the whole of the Similkameen
will not keep the boulders off existing
roads and pay the salaries of superintendent and foremen to say nothing about
much needed new road.
Friends (they are legion) of Robert
Stevenson will be-gratified to know that
he has rallied from his recent illness and
may be daily observed taking gentle exercise in the bracing air and health-
restoring rays of Old Sol. Long may
you live, Rabbie!
The sawmill near Hedley is kept busy
with orders from the Daly Reduction Co.
A log chute has been recently constructed
for the delivery of logs cut on mountains
and a gang of loggers will shortly begin
cutting near Princeton using the river to
drive them to the mill. J. G. C. Schisler has the contract.
J.J. Macdonald, manager of the Hedley sawmill, was in town this week on
a timber cruising tour.
F. W Groves, P.L.S., has gone to Copper mountain and will survey mineral
claims.
Fifty-nine per cent of deaths from con-
samption are people under 45 years of
age; 29 per cent from 45 to 60 and 12 per
cent of people over 60,
W. J. Goepel, inspector of government
agencies, paid an official visit here on
Wednesday.
One would almost think 'slavery days'
had returned to see two Chinamen taking
the place of horses hauling cordwood on
a sled to the foot of Bridge street.
A road to ranches along One and Five-
Mile creeks is badly needed and a petition to that effect has been forwarded to
the local member.
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OLALLA P.O.
Similkameen, B.C.
F. W. GROVES,
A. R. COU,., SC. D.,
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Manitoba Hard Wheat
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NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days from
date I will make application to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 100 acres, more or less, of mountain land, described as follows: Commencing
at a post marked V.P.M. & D. Co., S.W. corner,
thence due east to the west bank of the Similkameen river, thence along west bank of Similkameen river in a northerly direction to the mouth
of Whipsaw creek to the intersection of the east
line of Lot 148 with south bank of Whipsaw
creek, thence due south along east line of Lot
148 to S.E. corner of Lot 148, thence 20 chains
due south to point of commencement.
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Co'y, Limited. E. Waterman,
Dated Princeton, Oct. 27,1003. Agent.
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This finish is more popular this year than
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
January 30, 1904
Criminal Neglect of Similkameen.
At a meeting of the Vancouver board
of trade held on the 19th inst., the matter of a railway for the Similkameen was
brought up and it was suggested that
a deputation go to Victoria and   urge
the government to take some action this
session.    Mr. Buscombe speaking on the
subject said "he had been on a visit to
the Similkameen last fall and it was such
a great country   that   it was positively
criminal to allow it to remain fallow and
unproductive.    For    years • men    had
pressed for a road, but not until he had
himself seen the district did he realize
the great necessity of a railway.   The
immense and easily accessible coal resources also the copper propositions at
Aspen Grove, Princeton, Hedley, etc."
JAS. CLARK
WATCHMAKER
Wfcy and JEWELLER
ALL   WORK WARRANTED ■■
Hedley and Princeton
Lady customer (in book store)—Give
me a copy of Romeo and Juliet. Clerk
—Yes, miss. A dollar and a half, please.
Lady Customer—I find I've only got 75
cents.   Just give me Romeo.
She—It's easy to win a woman's love.
Just give her all the money she wants.
He—Great Scott! You don't call that
easy, do you."
"De righteous hez a hard time in dis
ola worP." "Think so?" "I knows it.
Dar's Br'er Jenkins wid de rheumatism
in his good leg, while his wooden leg is
leanin' gin' de wall, des ez healthy en
hearty ez kin be ?"
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January, 30, 1904.
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Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the ■■ ■.
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A handsomely Illustrated weekly. Largest cir-
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SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS,
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DRIARD HOTEL
NICOLA LAKE
For    Connoisseurs   Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
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The Hotel has been thoroughly, renovated and refitted.
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors andjCigars.
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Headquarters ifor Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
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is situated at the
foot of Nicola Lake,
which is one of the most beautiful lakes in the
Province, and from which flows the Nicola
River, which is noted for its excellent trout
fishing. NICOLA is also the key to the great
Similkameen, Granite Creek, and Aspen Grove
Mining Camps, and is the nearest point to
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Labor-Saving Drill.
Charles Simmons of London, Eng.,
has invented the drillibite, a rock-boring
machine. It reduces the number of men
employed in haud drilling by dispensing
with a man to hold the drill steel. The
machine consists of a cylinder in which
the drill steel is held, and in which there
is also a spring to set the steel again for
another blow, and a ratchet movement
for altering the position of the drill-steel
edge. The miner striking the drill stands
with one foot on, an iron 'plate, and when
the blow has been delivered he simultaneously releases the footplate by which
the spring ratchet movement is brought
into play and thus sets the tool for another blow. The machine is very compact and portable and is adapted for
either face working with tripod stand, or
with spreader bar for work in mine.levels
in any position and at any angle.
Prospector's Luck.
Five years ago Charles H. Eichelberger
was a prospector in Arizona. He owned
a pair of overalls, a shirt, two burros and
a couple of hobnailed shoes. One day he
climbed a hill that raises its sun-scorched
back between the Colorado and Gila
rivers and the nails in his shoes scratched
the formation. When he looked down at
the nail marks he nearly went crazy. The
rock was spotted and seamed with gold.
He had disoovered the King of Arizona
mine, which is daily adding thousands of
dollars to the gold output of the territory. He sold his interest for $250,000,
and since then has ueen indulging in the
luxuries of life in San Francisco, and has
now invested in a business that pays him
less but gives him more leisure.
Vernon & Midway Railway.
Construction work on the Vernon and
Midway railway is to commence in the
early spring, all the financial and other
preliminary arrangements having been
about completed. The route of the line
will be through a country of great resources and a large amount of freight will
offer as soon as the road is completed.
The divide between Kettle river valley
and Okanagan valley has an altitude of
4300 feet. A branch line seven miles in
length will run from the south end of
Wood lake to Kelowna, one of the picturesque garden spots of the west. The
grade will not exceed two per cent, in
any place.
Whiskey and the Man.
Is it any wonder that Kentucky is a
land of feuds. It is estimated that the
output of whiskey there will be 25,000,-
000 gallons this year. When the whiskey's in the can the sense is in the man,
when the whiskey's in the man the sense
is in the can, as poet laureate Austin
would say.—Vancouver World.
Humorous.
"I asked old Goldbug for his daughter
last night." "What luck?" "Well, it
was what you might call a run of luck.
I got away."
" Mollie is the meanest kind of a gossip." "What makes you think so?"
"Because she would go fifty miles to stir
up trouble with her untruthful tongue
and when she comes home she won't tell
anything without a cross examination."
One of the magazine writers wants to
know the four sweetest woids in the
English language.— "Enclosed please
find check."
Frugal Aunt—Well, Tommy, haven't
you something to say after eating a nice
dinner like that? Tommy—Yes'm. I
hain't had half enough.
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