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Railway Construction Into Similkameen Assured.
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Similkameen Contains Large Area of Virgin Mineral Ground—Country Abounds with Fish and Game.
Coal is Mined in the Town of Princeton and Sold at $3 per Ton—The Rivers and Creeks are Auriferous—Vast Possibilities for Lode Mining.
Vol. v.   No. ii.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, JUNE 25, 1904.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
LOCAL AND GENERAL
Prospectors in the Hills and a
Lot of Assessment Work
Being Done.
Ore Specimens for Spokane Fair—Repatriation Made Easy—Heavy
Fine Inflicted.
. T. A. Connolly has finished work on
the Redbird and Globetrotter situated on
Boulder creek. He is well pleased with
the showings on both and is more firmly
convinced than ever that he has got a
mine with exceptional values. This
conviction seems to be well founded as
the ore is analogous to that of the re
nowned Cousin Jack-in that vicinity.
The tunnel is all in ore of about 12 feet
in width. Mr. Connolly hopes to resume
work in the fall and continue through
the winter.
W. A. Davis is at Boulder creek doing
assessment work on the Freddie Burns.
Mr. Davis has been successful recently in
placing some of his coal property at Collins' gulch in the hands of coast purchasers. The favorable railway news of last
week has given coal an upward tendency
in a sluggish market.
Specimens of ore from W. C. McDougall, Olalla, Dan Kootenay and T. A.
Connolly for the Spokane exhibit have
been delivered. Charlie DeBarro is collecting ore at Otter Flat for the same pui-
pose.
To encourage the repatriation of Canadians who have taken the oath of allegiance to a foreign country an act was
passed last session providing that any
who renewed their domicile in Canada
can be re-naturalized in a period of three
months. Aliens who have not any time
been British subjects cannot be declared
citizens in possession of full political
rights until after three years' residence
in Canada and subscribing to the necessary legal formalities.
Barrett and Bean who were tried at
Fairview for having smuggled horses in
their possession were fined $350 by magistrates Lambly and Parkinson.
On last Saturday's stage from Spence's
Bridge there arrived Mrs. W. C. Lyall,
the Misses Olive, Grace, Nora, Edna,
Gladys, Doris and Master Herbert Lyall.
They came to join W. C. Lyall of the A. E.
Howse Co., who is now the happiest man
in town ; moreover, he is to be complimented for having thus creditably insured
the existence of the public school. .
J. Topping, of Nelson, was in Princeton this week investing in real estate.
R. Fitzgerald came down from the head
of Granite creek Tuesday where he is
prospecting with good success.
The V.F.M & D. Co. have begun coal
boring operations on the Similkameen.
iJIBERAL CANDIDATE
Expounds Government Railway Policy
and Contrasts Bargains with
C.P.R. and G.T.P.
Duncan Ross, the Liberal candidate for
Yale-Cariboo, visited Princeton and
vicinity on Thursday and Friday, going
on to Nicola, Ashcroft and Lillooet. Mr.
Ross has met with every encouragement
thus far in his canvass and there is no
reasonable suspicion that Yale-Cariboo
will depart from its unbroken Liberal representation of the past eight years. At
a more convenient season for the electors
Mr. Ross hopes to address the farmers
and others in this section.
Mr. Ross addressed a largely attended
meeting in Hedjey on Wednesday evening, which was presided over by Finlay
Fraser. Mr. Ross pointed to the record
of the Liberal party and contrasted the
Grand Trunk Pacific agreement with that
made by the Conservative government
with the Canadian Pacific railway corn-
pan}7. He discussed the transportation
question so far as it affected the Similkameen riding and held out strong hope
that the V. V. & E. would be built at the
earliest possible date, as construction had
already begun on this line in the Boundary and he had it on good authority
that the work of building west of Midway would be vigorously prosecuted—if
not, he could assure the meeting that the
Liberal government would give substantial aid to another company to build the
road. In this connection he poked fun
at the local Conservative government,
which was going to introduce a brand
new railway policy at a summer session
that did not materialize. Mr. Ross spoke
for an hour and was loudly applauded on
resuming his seat.
C. E. Oliver moved a resolution, seconded by R. S. Collins, expressing the
appreciation of the action of the Dominion-government in surrendering a portion
of the Indian reserve for a smelter site
and thanking Mr. Ross for his active in
terest in this matter. The resolution was
carried unanimously.
Respected Man Suicides.
The suicide ot William Frisken, a
highly respected resident of Upper Nicola, has cast deep sorrow over the community in which he resided. He came to
Nicola about a dozen years ago with his
family from Haddingtonshire, Scotland.
Being aged before he left his native land,
he retained a ttrong love for it and could
could scarcely reconcile himself to the
changed social conditions of the wild
west. His frequent references to Scotland in conversation showed how sore
was the parting with his native heath.
This unrequited fondness, no doubt, produced dementia which led to the rash
deed. He was 60 years old and leaves
a wife, two sons and a daughter to mourn
his loss.   He was 60 years old.
ASPEN GROVE NEWS
The Camp is Active with Assessment
and Development Work—Railway is Necessity.
Aspen Grove, June 21.—Bates & Armstrong have a fine showing of native copper on the Sovereign, quantities of which
they are putting in sacks for wagon transportation. The ore begins right at the
surface.
Jack McFarlane has finished two assessments, one each, on the Oro and Little
Chief. Both properties give unqualified
satisfaction as far as tested. The Little
Chief is "next door" to the famous Big
Soo.
The same condition of things prevail in
this camp as in all others without railway
transportation. Now, however, there is
a more buoyant feeling among owners,
due to railway probabilities looming up
on the horizon of the near future.
Bob Cramer has completed assessment
duties on the St. Louis and Copper Mountain adjoining the Copper Standard. The
latter has a 50-foot shaft with a lateral
drift of about 50 feet Robert has every
reason to believe that his properties will
eventually net him a handsome sum in
dividends or sale price.
H. H. Schmidt is sinking on the Mag
gie, having let a contract for 25 feet, and
the tunnel on the Giant has been completed by Bill Poulton, contractor.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., is here surveying
mineral claims.
The Portland Mining Co., with part of
their machinery on the ground, expect
to continue with development work.
Dad Allen and Wm. Angstadt have
been working all winter on the Westminster group and have a good showing
of copper glance.
Roberts and Starwalt are doing assessment work on the Ciucinatti.
Frank Bailey is working on the King
of Hearts, so, also, are Billy Lowe and J.
McCallum on their claims with native
copper in sight. Messrs. Lowe and Brown
are working on the Bluebell and Bluebird from which they obtain copper
glance and yellow copper. B. Poulton
is working on the Mosquito, next to the
Hit or Miss and Neil McFadden is at
work on the Olympia.
Dan McKay and Tuck French blew into
town last Saturday with a four-wheeler
and a fast nag, having come down from
Granite creek (12 miles) in a little better
than an hour. They did not make such
good time going back as they had a col
lision with a stump which broke the king
bolt, causing Mac to return for repairs,
while Tuck pursued his weary way homewards.
Hughie Campbell came.up on Thursday from Hedley where he has been
employed steadily for some months.
Mrs. F. P. Cook, of Granite creek, was
a visitor to Princeton on Friday.
GOLDEN ME GROUP
Developing Bonanza Gold Property in Camp Hedley
by Owners.
Ore Bodies Large and of Good Grade-
Operating Facilities Close
at Sand.
Possibly, of all the comparatively undeveloped properties in Camp Hedley,
the Golden Zone group owned by Marks,
Brodhagen & Murphy, and situated about
four miles north of the Nickel Plate mine,
as the crow flies, will prove the most promising and attractive to the eye of the
mining man seeking a profitable investment for surplus capital when the transportation difficulties that hamper this district have been removed and the public
generally become awakened to the fact
that in this camp there exists the largest
and richest bodies of gold ore yet found
in the province.
The owners of the Golden Zone originally located the group on a white quartz
vein four feet wide, running from $5 to
$15 in gold and silver. In tracing this
lead by shallow shafts and open cuts they
discovered what appeared to be two separate arsenical iron veins lying parallel
and within a distance of 70 feet, but work
now being done on the property would
indicate that one of the arsenical leads is
in reality a continuation of the white
quartz vein, the character of the ore having changed and the vein widened to
nearly twenty feet. The arsenical iron
showings are fully 1000 feet from the outcrop of the white quartz vein where it
was first discovered.
This main lead at the eastern end has
a remarkably fine showing of arsenical
iron of a massive, fine-grained character,
from which gold assays of $87 have been
obtained. Where this ore has oxidized
on the surface it is almost blood red in
color, and a few handsful of the dirt will
show a long string of very fine colors in
the gold pan when washed. Only a few
feet from this principal showing a four-
foot vein running in the same direction
has been exposed by open cutting which •
assays from $30 to $120 in gold and #1.60
in silver. The average values are between JJS80 and $90 from this lead.
Work has been confined principally to **
open cuts. The greatest depth reached
was by sinking 50 feet in ore running
about $10 to the ton Where the lead
becomes wider and richer, however, the
deepest cut is not over 15 feet. There is
plenty of water for a large stamp mill in
clcse proximity to the property and the
building of a road 6 or 7 miles would
make it possible to bring in machinery
from Penticton by connecting with the
Nickel Plate road.—Com.
i
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C.
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing1 Co.
E. Howse, Manager
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
June 25, 1904
One Year,
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 nouces.io and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
RAILWAYS TO SIMILKAMEEN.
Reading  the  signs of the times
conjointly with the press reports of
unusual  activity  in railway circles
there  are  reasonable   grounds  for
believing that before  many months
have elapsed the  Similkameen will
resound from end to end with actual
railroad construction.     Two   powerful railway corporations, the Great
Northern and the Canadian Pacific,
have  acquired   all   the  legislative
rights and  privileges necessary for
building into and through the Similkameen.     The   Great   Northern
holds a charter from   the Dominion
government, known as the Vancouver,   Victoria   & Eastern ; the Canadian Pacific, doubtless, has  purchased one of two or three charters
hawked   by   individuals  who   bad
acquired them for that purpose.
The objective points of the C. P.
R. necessarily are Midway and
Spence's Bridge, as it cannot parallel its main line from Hope to the
coast; those of. the G.N.R. are
Vancouver and Midway, traversing the whole length of the Similkameen. The latter has five years
in which to complete its line, its
charter having been recently given
that extension of time by the Do-
government.    The  C.P.R.
field it is doubtful if the Similka-
-meen would have had a railroad for
many years to come. Now, however, thanks to him, there is prospect of two.
Princeton being the great natural
converging    point    of   two   large
watersheds  as well  as of nature's
highways, must be the railway center of the district.    Neither railway
can  afford   to   ignore   its   central
position in the  mineral area which
engirdles it.    Its  distance from the
coast and   Midway, almost equidistant, and to Spence's Bridge, marks
it as   a  divisional terminus  of the
lines in  operation.    All *these considerations, calmly thought out before  a  boom   has  deprived men of
their  better  sense,   will  assist the
reader iu his  own  conclusions and
determinations and possibly lead to
profitable investment.
NOTICE.
'T'HIRTY 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 A. Green's
&-S. 3, and %-S. 4, placed on east side of Cold-
water river, at out 3 miles south of Coutlee.
And running 40 chains west, 80 chains south, 80
chains east, 80 chains north, and the*n 40 chains
west to point of commencement, containing 640
acres. William 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
i6o acres of mountain pasture land, described as
follows   Commencing at a post situated on the
south side of Similkameen river,  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.2VELY,
W. F. REVELY, Agent.
Princeton, B.C., April 21st, 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
A   branch of the Manufacturer's
association in Nova Scotia  authorized the statement that goods could
be  shipped  from Halifax to Liverpool, and there transhipped to Victoria,   B. C,   much   more  cheaply
than by shipping   across  the 'continent.    Another  good reason   why
the Grand Trunk Pacific should be
built, and without delay, too.    The
Conservative   M.P's   have opposed
the G.T.P. at every stage.
Kenley mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale district.
Where located: Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, IJrnest Waterman, free
miner's certificate No. B72039 for myself and for
Edwin Barr Hall, free miner's certificate No.
B72040, 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 9th day of April, 1904
NOTICE.
minion
will, by its route, give the great
Nicola district an outlet for its coal
and metalliferous products at the
smelters of the Similkameen.
Both roads are a necessity and
there is no doubt that tonnage will
be provided in abundance from the
moment the last spike is driven.
It is well known that both companies have large interests in the
minerals of the Nicola and Similkameen districts through their officials
and agents. The keenest kind of
rivalry may, therefore, be expected
for advantageous townsite locations,
stations, smelter sites and other
facilities wherever these lines approach or parallel each other.
President Hill's aggressive policy
in the Boundary, wherein he built
to Phoenix, supposed to be a C.P.
R. preserve, may be re-enacted by
building into Nicola, which has
been long looked upon as exclusive
territory of the Canadian road.
The C.P.R. is well aware of its
rival's progressiveness and retaliates by projecting a line to Spokane.     Without  Mr. Hill in   the
The Victoria Colonist, after floundering  about   in  a  sea  of words,
"intangible"   words,   winds   up a
labored editorial on the Hon. W. S.
Fielding's budget speech by asking
what a surplus is..   All that can be
done to  enlighten him,  at this distance  from   his sanctum, is to send
him to the  "devil."    That gentleman,   though   he  may   not   have
the nerve to accept an editor's chair,
will be able to  satisfy the  scribe's
thirst for knowledge.    O, Mr. Cotton,-why did you'leave that chair ?
In all your  long-winded,   vacuous,
paragraphless  editorials you never
asked such a silly question  as your
brain-warped    successor    has  propounded.    Surpluses !   Seven years
under Liberal  government and the
Colonist man  does  not know what
a surplus is !    To the "devil" such
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
eighty acres of second class lend, 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.
NOTICE.
JV'OTIOE is hereby given that sixty days after
J 3 date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 160 acres cf crown lands for agricultural purposes, commencing at a post marked
C. A Joyner's N.W. corner, thence running 40
chains east, thence 40 chains south, thence 40
chains west, thence 40 chains north to place of
commencement. C. A. JOYNER.
Dated April 8, 1904
TAKE NOTICE that sixty days after date I
intend to apply to the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission.to
purchase forty acres of Crown lands for pasturing purposes : Commencing at a post marked F.
Frembd's S.W. corner on the east and west line
on the north end of my pre-emption in Otter
Valley, thence running 20 chains north, thence
20 chains east, thence 20 chains south, thence
20 chains west to place of commencement.
F. FREMBD
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.
The amount due by you in respect of each of
the said mineral claims, not including costs, is
$25.6214.
Dated this 4th day of June, 1904.
THOS. J. MCALPIN.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To W. E. WELBY 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:
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 such work, and you are hereby required  to contribute \our   proportion cf 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
Hedley—20-Mile Creek—acjbining the Oro
Plato in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale
district.
You are hereby required to take notic e that I
have, for the last four years caused to be done
the wholeof the assessment work on the above
mentioned mineral claim as required by section
24 of the Mineral Act and have paid for recording the several certificates of such work, and you
are 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 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 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.
editors must go !
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by tbe Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,200,000. Reserve and surplus profits, $2,000,000. 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.
Of Government Town
Lots in Hedley.
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 take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 25th day of Aprii, A.D. 1904.
^OTICE is hereby given that pursuant to in-
Kg structions from the Honorable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works, the following town lots in the Townsite cf Hedley, on the
Similkameen river, in the. Osoyoos division of
Yale district, and additions thereto, will be offered for sale at Public Auction at
HEDLEY, B.C., on
day, 27th Day of June
1904
Viz., the whole of blocks 7, 8, 12, 13 and 20, Lots
1 to 12 inclusive in-Block 10, and Lots 11, 13,14,
15, 18 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24 in Block 14, and Lots
16 to 22 inclusive in Block 17.
EASTERN ADDITION
Lots 1 to 10 irclusive in Block 9 ; Lots 1 to 18 inclusive in Block 2, and Lots 1 to 22 in Block 6.
WARRIMOO ADDITION.
The whole of Blocks 6, 7, 11 and 17.
"REaDY CaSH" addition.
Lots 1 and 2 in Blocks, and the whole of Blocks
6, 7, 15 and 16.
Sale to commence at 2 o'clock.
Terms :—20 per cent, cash ; balance in thirty
days.
L. NORRIS,
Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Tempest fraction mineral claim,.situate in the
Similkameen mining division   of Yale   district.   Where located : Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, Ernest Waterman, 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 fora 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
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 13th day of April, A.D.
NOTICE.
Mogul, Mogul Fractional and  Red Butte Fractional mineral claims, situate   in the Sirar
ilkameen 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
ofsuch Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 14th day of May, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Government Office,
Vernon, B.C., 31st May, ic
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's certificate No.
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. 72045.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.
.ind 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, 1004.
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June 25, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL PARAGRAPHS
Walla-Walla starts from the grass roots.
Jim Snowden  left this week for Hope
where  he expects to meet Gus Savage
now en route to Princeton.
It is expected an assayer from San Francisco will arrive in Princeton in the
course of a month.
James Hislop, C.E., is locating on the
Orand Trunk Pacific east of Battle river,
Alberta.
C. O. French went to Granite creek
Tuesday to work on his mineral claims.
Wells Hagerman—At Greenwood,June
14th, by the Rev. J. Knox, Miss Emilie,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hagerman,
. Princeton, to Homer Wells. The Star
j'oins with many friends in wishing them
every happiness of married life.
R. Stevenson and son, Johnnie, left for
Kelly creek to do assessment work.
Stray bands of wild  cattle have been
prowling around the  town recently, giv-
. ing the owners of gardens some anxiety..
Who is the poundkeeper?
Miss S. Moore leaves by tomorrow's
stage for the coast.
The election of school trustee takes
place today at 11 a.m.
Owing to change in time of arrival of
mail on Wednesdays to the middle of the
afternoon farmers and others at some distance from town do not find it so convenient as formerly and some of the
business men also note its ill effect on
trade.
Work has been commenced on the
One-Mile road under foreman Golds-
borough. Superintendent Bate has recently inspected the route of the Copper
mountain road and work is expected to
begin on it shortly.
A. McLeod came in Tuesday via Hope.
Pass, from the Lake house, near Hope.
He intends to prospect this summer.
The largest load of passengers and impedimenta, in all eleven souls, pulled out
of Nicola last Saturday for Princeton and
way points, that has been hauled in recent years. Clark & Stewart, mail con
tractors, are always on time, roads permitting. Driver Chenhall is prompt and
careful, withal obliging and a favorite on
the box.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., arrived from Aspen Grove yesterday.
A. Hickling,  of the V.F.M. & D.  Co.,
is at London, Ontario.
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON.     - B. C.
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT   &    OILMAN,
PROVINCIAL
ASSAYERS
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THE VANCOUVER  ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
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This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its durability, pretty tints, and the easy mode of mix- .
ing and applying. Put up in 23 beautiful
shades and white. Ask your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
McLENNAN, McFEELY & Co., Ltd.,
Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
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Rm H. ROGERS
M.A., B.C.Iv.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
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Simikameen, B.C.
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Railway Notes.
The latest railway news is to the effect
that the "road (Great Northern) will be
continued into the Similkameen as fast
as men and money can build it after the
Boundary branches are completed." Engineers are engaged on exploratory work
south of Fairview.
A New York despatch says : "It is denied here that the C.P.R. has abandoned
expectation of building into President
Hill's territory at Spokane. The relations between the two great railway systems is more strained than ever since the
Great Northern has let contracts in the
C.P.R's territory in southern B.C."
A trainload of gunpowder has arrived
in the Boundary for construction work.
Day and night shifts are being worked
on all rock cuts.
Porter Bros, have the contract for all
the trestle and bridge work on the Phoenix branch.
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A Complete New Stock of General rierchan=
dise always on hand,
CONSISTING OF A FULL LINK OF
Groceries, Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes; also
Builder's Supplies, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Wall
Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill Steel,
Harness and Saddlery. ^
Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c   w
J| J. A. SCHUBERT. J
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WHOLESALE
DRY GOODS
VICTORIA, B. C
MANUFACTURERS OF
Clothing, Top Shirts and
Underwear.
R I COOPER
MANUFACTURER
AND DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF
Harness,: Saddles,
Horse Furnishings, &c.
Harness of any Description and any Price Made to Order—Send for Prices.
[Established 12 years in Vernon.]
KELOWNA, B.C
JAS. CLARK
WATCHMAKER      J|g
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ALL   WORK WARRANTED
Hedley and Princeton
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 miner's certificate No. B755ro, 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 ±hat action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 18th day of April, A.D. 1904.
J. P. McI^OD.
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Strong
Combination,
Manitoba Hard Wheat
and the Lake of the
Woods   Milling  Co'y,
Combine to produce the finest grade
of flour on the market.
Try Best   Patent  Brand.
JAS. J.' LOUTIT,   Agent,
Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
The vi wovcr Breweries, Ltd.
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
Cascade Beer    M Alexandra Stout
Queen Beer      <£ Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first-
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and 5aloons.
The Amalgamated
D0IRIN6 & MARSTRAND & RED CROSS BREWERIES,
VANCOUVEP, B. C
Wood,
Vallance &
Leggat,
Limited.
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Sherwin-Williams'
Paints
MllRALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
VANCOUVER, B. C.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
JUNK  25,   I904
JUNB 25, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Pat Magee's Wife.
[I,ena"Barrington in The Cornhill.]
Livin' wid Pat Magee,
In a cabin foment the bay,
Sea in front an' the bog behind,
Sthretchin' for miles away.
An' often he comes an' says—
"Honey," he says, says he—
"Do ye iver repent the day that ye went
An' married wid Pat Magee?"
There's a bit av a childie now,
Playin' about the floor,
Runnin' about wid a laugh an' a shout
In an' out av the door ;        *hS?p
Mick wid his father's eyes—
Bits av the sky for blu.e,
An' aich hair av his head like a goulden
thread,
An' the voice av his father, too,
An' often he comes an' says—
"Honey," he says, says he—
/ "Do ye iver repent the day that ye went
; /* An' married wid Pat Magee?"
Times when the evenin' falls,
An' the work av the day is done,
An' the boy'sinbedan' the supper spread
1 sit in the settin' sun,
An' think av me girlhood's days,
An' the love that came way,
An' the price, the price that a woman pays
An' is well content to pay.
An' I laugh when he comes an' says—
"Honey," he says, says he—
"Do ye iver repent the day that  ye   went
An' married wid Pat Magee?"
Never be tellin' a man—
All that he'd like to know,
Give  him the half of the whole that he
wants,
An' he'll love ye the better so ;
But times I misdoubt he knows,
Nearly as well as me,
That I'll never repent the day that I went
An' married Pat Magee !
Stricken Deaf and Dumb.
Professing disbelief in God, and following his statement with a challenge to
the Almighty to demonstrate His power,
Julian Renfro, aged 21, was suddenly
stricken deaf and dumb at Chicago on
June 10. Since being stricken he has
gone to his home in Shrevesport, La.
This is what -Renfro said : "Fellows, if
God would demonstrate Himself to me in
some way, for instance, strike me deaf,
dumb or blind, I might admit his existence."
One young man was about to reply to
the argument when he noticed Renfro
turn pale. Next moment the sceptic
threw his arms around-his face as if warding off a blow. An. instant later he fell
forward off his chair to the floor.
Renfro could not speak or hear. To
Rev. S. W.Jacoby, Renfro communicated
this in writing : "I did not believe there
was a God. I believed what I said, but
now I am satisfied there is a God and
that I am wanted in his service."
A Scotsman who visits Ireland frequently tells an amusing story of his last
stay in the land of the shamrock. For
some reason or other he found that a suit
of clothes he was*anxious to wear were
much too tight for him. He parcelled
them up and despatched a servanCto a
tailor in the next street with them. He
enclosed a note which directed that they
were "to be let out." A few days afterwards, as there was no sign of the return
of the suit, he went down to the tailor
and said: "What about my clothes,
young man ? I sent them down last week
to be let out." "Oh, most successful,
most successful, sir," was the reply with
much glee, "I have let them out for a
month at a shilling a week!"
The cook you sent me only stayed a
day ! Yes, madam, you said you wanted
a cook in a hurry !
TucKfrrs
Myrtle
Navy I
Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada
Straight
Party
Linos
WE ARE EXCLUSIVELY
SHOEMAKERS
AND CAN GUARANTEE
Style, Comfort and Durability
IN FOOTWEAR
MANUFACTURED
BY US.
VHAHtlEb
HOLDEN
Company
OF MONTREAL, LTD.
VANCOUVER   B.C.
Just Opened
COMMERCIAL
HOTEL
First Class Dining Room
Hedley
City
Newly Fitted
Good BCdS
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BEST BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS,
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
DRIARD HOTEL
NICOLA LAKE
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 and Cigars.
TELEPHONE- BATH.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
OUDSCribC  For   the STAR
For  CONNOISSEURS  Only
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
R.P.RITHET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
no^a.x°hden^^:
THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC.
Comparison of the Two Great Canadian Transcontinental Schemes.
The following comparison of the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway project with that
of the Canadian Pacific railway will help
electors decide as to which is preferable.
The Canadian Pacific was built under the
Conservative administration of Sir John
A. Macdonald—the Grand Trunk Pacific
is the offspring of Sir Wilfrid Laurier as
Liberal premier of the present government of Canada:
1. The Canadian Pacific is, from the
Atlantic to the Pacific.the property,solely
of the Canadian Pacific railway company
which was chartered and subsidized to
build it. Canada will own one-half of
the Grand Trunk Pacific, and will be
part proprietor of the other half through
a lien held as a security for guarantee of
interest.
2. The Dominion government constructed two costly sections of the Canadian Pacific—from Lake Superior to Win
nipeg and from Kamloops to the Pacific
ocean—and made a present of these completed portions to the company. The
Grand Trunk Pacific from Winnipeg to
near the Atlantic ocean will be built by
the government and will remain the property ot the people of Canada in perpetuity.
3. Parliament granted to the Canadian
Pacific a subsidy of $25,000,000. The
only financial aid given to the Grand
Trunk Pacific is a guarantee of interest—
which will not cost the country anything
—to the capitalists who furnish the means
of construction west of Winnipeg. On
the section east of Winnipeg, built and
owned by the government, the country
will receive a rental sufficient to pay interest on the sum invested.
4. Parliament gave the Canadian Pacific 25,000,000 acres of land, including the
privilege of establishing townsites. Not
an acre of land, except for right-of-way
and station facilities, is given to the
Grand Trunk Pacific.
5. As far as it was possible to do so the
Dominion parliament gave the Canadian
Pacific company a monopoly of the
traffic of the Dominion west of lake Superior, by prohibiting the building of
other lines, except such as would of necessity become feeders to the Canadian
Pacific. The Grand Trunk Pacific company must take its chances in competition with existing trunk lines and any
others that may be built.
6. Parliament granted to the Canadian
Pacific,  virtually,   absolute    control   of
.transportation charges west of lake Superior. The absolute control of such
charges on the Grand Trunk Pacific is
vested in the Dominion.
7. No attempt was made by Parliament
to grant running powers to other companies over the portions of the Canadian
Pacific constructed by the Dominion
government. Running powers over the
portion of the Grand Trunk Pacific con
structed by the government may be obtained by any other company.
8. The Canadian Pacific was allowed to
Import construction material free of duty.
The Grand Trunk Pacific enjoys no such
privilege. As far as possible, its material
must be made in Canada.
^W\^^ Sows Z $$
Doctor—Well, Mr. Jenkins, did you
follow my prescription? Jenkins—No.
If I had I should have broken my neck.
Doctor—Why, what do you mean ? Jenkins—I threw the prescription out of the
window.'
"Did you  ever get into an argument
With   him?"     "Yes, indeed."     "He's
quite  dogmatic, isn't he?"   "Oh, positively bulldogmatic."
The
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Of excellence which characterize the
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. HOWSE CO'Y
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NICOLA LAKE AND PRINCETON
LIMITED
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PRESENT PRICES OF
LOTS
From $2.00 to $ JO.
Per Front Foot. «# o£
Size of Lots 50xJ00
Ft. and 33x100 Ft.
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent, per annum. •£
British Columbia,
^overmen! Head
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tuiameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche Rrggr*  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
FINE CLIMATE
and PURE WATER
ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM
Send for Map and I|rice List to ^^^^«^
Resident Manager VERMILION  FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.
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