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In the Field of Destiny We Reap as We have Sown,
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All our Hopes; all our Politics are Summed up in a Railway..
Coal is Mined in fhe Town of Princeton and Sold at $3 pet Ton—The Rivers and Creeks are Auriferous—Vast Possibilities for Lode Mining.
The Provincial Government is Pledged to Give Railway Connection with the Coast at the Summer Session of the Local Legislature.
Vol. v.   No. 8.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 1904.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
HEDLET PARAGRAPHS.
Items of Interest and Personal Mention of People Here and There.
Hedley, May 31.—C. E. Oliver, our
noted townsman, sometimes known, as
"Mr. Dooley," has gone on a two weeks'
business trip to Keremeos and Penticton.
M. K. Rodgers and wife returned late
last week from a visit to outside points. ,
Mrs. S. L Smith, who has passed
through a severe illness, is now on the
road to recovery. _^^
Victor Ryder and H. McDiarmid are
doing assessment work on the Orpheno
claim, about four miles up Twenty-Mile
creek. They are tunnelling on, a four-
foot vein carrying values in gold, silver
and copper. Silver assays of 27 ozs. to
the ton are. obtained,   qjsp
L. H. Patten, of Fairview, is likely to
locate in Hedley.
The monthly meeting of the Twentieth
Century club was held last Friday evening in the Methodist church. A bright
musical programme was rendered. The
feature of the evening was a debate on
"Socialism." W. A. McLean and W. P.
Rodgers upheld the capitalistic end of
the argument while G. E. Winkler spoke
from the Socialistic view point. Mrs. E.
B. Allen, F. H. French and H. D. Barnes
acted as judges and rendered a decision
in favor of the representative of Socialism. The club will continue to hold
monthly meetings until the fall.
\i#?§     • Scrutator.
"Road to Summerland.
Editor Star—Sir: In view of the
complaints that are hourly made about
bad .roads and no roads at all, and the
difficulties of getting in and out of this
country, it seems queer that the government has so long neglected to build a
wagon road from Summe'rland to Princeton. Via T^out creek and Five-Mile the
distance is 55 miles, with six miles built
at the Princeton end and fifteen. miles at
the Summerland terminus. As a winter
road it would have the advantage of an
equal snowfall over the route, thus saving
transfers, a great drawback on the present route used via Keremeos. There are
no heavy grades and the road' could be
cheaply constructed. -It- could follow a
natural grade all the way without a high
summit to cross. It would be the route
for a daily mail while Jim Hill had his
headquarters at Princeton during railway
construction. It would also make the
lands along the road comeatable and put
us in touch with Fruitland, Peachland
and Summerland. Freight rates would
be lower by this route.       Yours trnly^?
C. M^Snowden.
Rev. Mr. Lang will conduct divine service tomorrow in the school house.
J. E. Coulter and sons went to Keremeos Friday, where the latter will stay.
M. Cruickshanks and C. Johnson are
at Summerland. feSe-
THE BOARD OF TRADE
Ore Specimens Wanted for Exr
hibition Purposes at
Spokane Fair.
Department of Interior Gathering Information—Resolution Again
Urging Telephone.
At the regular meeting of the board of
trade on Thursday evening there were
present Messrs. Cowan, Summers, Bell,
Lyall, Hunter, Thomas, Hall, Waterman'*
Snowden, Groves and Wright. The following communication, in part, was read
from the department of mines: "The
minister of mines has given instructions
that samples of certain ore specimens,
collected in the Similkameen district for
an exhibit at the Spokane Fair, shall be
assayed at the government assay office,
Victoria, free of charge. Samples may
be from 1 to 3 ozs. at least,"—further
particulars to be had from H. Hunter)
mining recorder.
Also a communication from the department of the interior, Ottawa, asking sevJ
enteen questions regarding Princeton—
the secretary of the board of trade to
reply-
A motion urging mining recorders in
.the Similkameen riding to take active
interest in the collection of ore specimens
for exhibition at the Spokane fall fair was
carried.
A resolution again urging the Dominion department of public works to place
in the estimates an appropriation for telephone construction was adopted.
Board adjourned one month.
Iron That Is Iron.
One of the best specimens of iron ever'
on view in this town was shown by C O.
French on his arrival from Nicola last
Saturday. The sample was takeni!rom]
Iron mountain, NicdlaJ and is almost pure
hematite, the residuum consisting, apparently, of graphite. The smelter experts
at Everett, after thorough testing, pronounce it one of the best iron ores they
have handled. It is understood that negotiations are in progress for the property
which, if concluded soon, will result in a
large amount of development and exploratory work being done in the immediate
future. The capitalists interested are
residents of- Tacoma, Wash., and Terre
Haute, Indiana.
T. J. McAlpin  was in town a few days
attending to mining business.
Specimens for mineral exhibit should
be gathered as quickly as possible and of
large size. . Specimens may be left with
§!;£. Thomas or F. W. Groves, P.L.S.
" F. R. Whitwell has engaged with E.
Voigt as road agent and freight forwarder.
LOCAL AND GENERAL
Daily Occurrences in Princeton and Its Immediate Vicinity.
Good  Wagon  Road  Would be the
Proper Highway from Here
to Hope.
Up to the present time the number of
miners' certificates issued at Princeton
compares favorably with those of a year
ago and this, in spite of a noticeable depression in mining and commercial circles in the Similkameen.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., has surveyed the
ranch recently purchased by Fred. Oel-
rich from J. Jamieson at Five-Mile.
In mounting his speedy horse, "Split-
the-wind," Dell Young received a terrific
blow on his left optic from the animal's
tossed head. Mr. Young's eye, although
a little discolored, is as good as ever.
Dr. Whillans and wife were in town
Wednesday.
The A. E. Howse Co's sawmill will
shortly begin cutting with C Schisler at
the lever.       fe«sjg
Miss Carrington of Nicola Lake arrived
last Saturday and if. the guest of Mrs.
Hunter.   3&;3
T. A. Rogers, of Mountain View, Cal.,
arrived last Saturday via Nicola. He is
interested in as fine mineral properties
as are to be found in the Similkameen,
which is an assertion highly commenda-
ipTe'Of any mineral proposition. Active
development work* will begin on his
Boulder creek interests as soon as Mr.
Gallinger, who is iu charge, has everything, in readiness. '     iefe
Ernest Thomas is at Kelowna taking
exercise in carpentry.
Duncan and Hugh McRae arrived in
the camp this week from Glencoe, Ont.,
and Detroit, Mich., where they spent last
winter with relatives. The Messrs. McRae hold some high grade mineral claims
in this district and have financial influence sufficient to make productive mines
of them when transportation facilities
are in sight.
Bill Scruby, champion hiker and natatorial artist arrived inbound via Hope
Pass on Thursday. He encountered a
heavy snow storm on the summit and
bivouacked two nights. The walking
was bad. He states that Vancouver has
a building boom.' He saw a number of
Princetonians, among whom were Jim
Hill, Tom Sloan, Podunk, Billy Wiison
and Max> Jack Macdonald, B. Clements,
Roland, Irvine (the old man), and Micky
Fdy. They are all looking well and making money to invest in the Similkameen.
Jim Hill is in business, selling postage
stamps, &c, and Tom Sloan is coachman to a beef baron.
SUMMERLAND NOTES.
Pretty Residences, Glorious Climate
and Productive Soil.
Summerland, June 1.—And still they
come ! The overflow of immigrants into
the Northwest and those who have made
a competency there growing wheat are
locating here. They find conditions ideal
in this beautifully situated section for a
reposeful life—a beautiful lake, Italic
skies, fishing, pretty women and noble
men. Is that not Arcadian enough ? No
intoxicating liquors are sold here, thus
the dissolute element do not care to come
in contact with the abstainers under such
conditions.
Pretty four and five thousand dollar
houses are common, surrounded by orchard and lawn and enclosed by Page
^yi^^ences. The lots are two and ten-
acre, excepting along the lakefront, where
they are smaller. The demand for fruit
trees was far in excess of supply and the
nurserymen must enlarge.
A 100 horse-power water plant will
soon be installed for sawmill and electric
light purposes.
Irrigation ditches are being made for
fruitgrowers by foreman McAlpin and
sub-foreman D'Arcy.
W. J. Lawrence, manager of the Summerland hotel, is never without a full
house. He will guide a party of touruts
to Princeton this summer by way of
Trout and Five-Mile creeks.
Repairing Hope Trail.
T. Alvarez and A. Yates have been repairing the Hope trail for the past fortnight. They report slides on the west
slope of the summit and considerable
snow on the peaks. There was some snow
on the trail but they travelled on it in
the early morning, while the frost was in
it, with their horses. They do not think
there will be much high water in the
rivers as there is little snow remaining.
They report bear and woodchuck in large
numbers but they had no time to hunt.
On their way westward they will make
a cut-off trail down the Skagit river to
some agricultural land recently taken up
by Messrs. Gordon & Whitworth. The
greater part of Hope trail should be reconstructed or, better still, a good wagon
.road would be of great service. The
latest news around Hope was to the effect
that Jim Hill is expected to be throwing
dirt there a year from date, when real
estate will get a big boost. Hope is considered by the natives there as the freshwater terminus of Hill's system. "Hope
on, hope ever."
Messrs. Embleton and Hannah, recently
of Chilliwack, came in via Spence's
Bridge on Monday. They report quite a
number of Manitobans seeking land in
that district, as high as $60 per aj^Jbeing
the price of ordinary improved land.
E. Barr Hall is agent for an iihjJroved
hydraulic ram which will be found useful
for irrigating and water supply generally.
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The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C.
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager.
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
One Year, -   -   $2.00
Payable in Advance.
aware of the many attractions here
to be found.
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
advertising.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
MINISTER OF MINES REPORT.
The annual report of the provincial mineralogist, W. F. Robertson,
and published by authority of the
minister of mines, for the year ending 31st December, 1903, issued
from the Government press at Victoria, has been received. It is a
matter for serious complaint that
the report has not been issued earlier, as the delay detracts much from
its usefulness and consequent value.
And, it is hardly necessary to say,
no private business concern would
publish a report nearly six months
after it was due without stockholders making a .strenuous inquiry as
to the reason why. The statistics
for the year do not show as large
increase as was anticipated of the
minerals actually produced and marketed. The total for the year was
$17,495,954, an increase over the
preceding year of $9,404. There
was a falling off in the production
of coal and a slight decrease of
placer gold.
FRUIT CULTURE IN B.C.
The boom in the Canadian northwest this year far outrivals any previous year's movement of American
people and capital into that immense
tract of grain growing country.
There is almost unanimous satisfaction'expressed by settlers as to the
soil and the opportunities for making comfortable homes. The prices
for land there are rapidly advancing
and improved farms bring splendid
sums, thus enabling their owners to
retire with a competency and enjoy
the evening of their days in a less
rigorous climate. The Northwest
will always produce a large class of
persons whose means will afford
them opportunity to indulge in the
more artistic forms of agriculture.
The growth of fruit and the semi-
tropical garden vegetables is, perhaps, one of the most enjoyable
occupations in the realm of labor.
British Columbia offers every inducement to those who are seeking
the pleasures of a congenial climate
^and beautiful scenery. The soil is
well adapted for fruit culture and
there are valleys of rich, agricultural land which are as productive as
any in the world. There is no
doubt but a large number of Northwest retired farmers would come to
British  Columbia  were they made
MINING REVENUES.
The gold commissioner for Yale
dis|rict, G. C. Tunstall, very truly
remarks in his review of imining for
1903: "In the Similkameen mining division everything is very quiet,
in the absence of railway transportation to render available the mineral resources of the district." Notwithstanding this statement it is a
matter for congratulation and also
eloquently attests the great worth
of the Similkameen, that its revenue, is well up to those mining divisions having railway communication and shipping mines.. There is
neither in the Similkameen. The
receipts for this division total within
a dollar of $4,000 ; Osooyos mining division, $3,830; Ashcroft,
$1,880; Yale, $2,383; Kamloops,
$4,179; Grand Forks, $5,181. Is
there not a crumb of comfort in
these figures ? Completely isolated
from the outside world and without
a friend in the department of mines
those figures implead with forceful
pathos for more liberal treatment
and fairer recognition of the Similkameen.
A general hanking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $^,200,000. Reserve arid 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.
NOTICE.
Ada B., Ada ±5. 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.   ..
„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, 1004.
Tempest fraction mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining division of Yale district.   Where located : Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, Brnest Waterman, agent1for
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, i^fh day of April, A.lK.1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY.
The passage of the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway bill leaves nothing
in the form of legislation to prevent the beginning of construction
on this great transcontinental railway. Construction will begin simultaneously at the east, west and
central termini. The total cost of
the road will be in the neighborhood of $100,000,000. The expenditure alone of such an enormous
sum of money must give impetus
to every branch of industry and the
remotest corner of the Dominion,
even the Similkameen, is bound to
feel the enlivening influence of it.
This road will open up vast areas of
agricultural, mineral and timbered
lands where now the bear and the
Indian roam at will. It must forever remain a glorious achievement
for-the Liberal party and a fitting
climax to the political life of its
honored leader. If the electors of
the Dominiorflshould be so unfortunate as to return another political
part}' to power there would be no
Grand Trunk Pacific and there
would be no development nor expenditure, all of which are required
if the country is to progress.
NOTICE.
THIRTY 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
J^-S. 3, and }{-&. 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
chiins east, 80 chains north, and then 40 chains
west to point of commencement, containing 640
acres. William Rice, Locator.
Charles Stirling, Agent.
Nicola, May 20, 1904.
PRINCETON   BOARD    OF    TRADE—Rooms
centrally  located..   Membership   solicited.
C. E. Thomas, E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
A. Bell, Treasurer.
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.
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 river, about 8 miles
from Princeton and opposite the mouth of Whip-
saw creek marked T.C.R's S.W. corner, thence
rorth 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. REVELY,
W. F. REVELY, Agent. •
Princeton, B.C.,-April21st, 1904.
NOTICE.
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 esst-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.
Dated March 12th, 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 miner's certificate No. B75510, 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 18th day of April,:A.D. 1904.
J. P. McLEOD.
NOTICE.
THIRTY DAYS after date I intend to apply to
the Board of License Commissioners for a transfer of the Liquor License now held by A. E.
Howse to John H. Jackson.
A. E. HOWSE.
per W. C. Lyall,
Princeton, May 14, 1904. Manager.
A sitting of  the County Court ot Yale
will be  held  at   Princeton   on  Friday,
June 10th,   1904,  at 10 o'clock, a.m.
By Order,
HUGH HUNTER,
Registrar County Court.
Princeton, May 14, 1904.
$5.00 REWARD.
LOST, about the 18th April, 1904, two sorrel
horses, branded 5   white legs.
The above reward will be paid to the finder.
W. H. HOLMES,
May 2nd, 1904. Granite Creek.
JAS. CLARK
WATCHMAKER
and JEWELLER
ALL   WORK  WARRANTED
Hedley and Princeton
A
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.
Subscribe for the  Star, only $2
per annum.
l^OTIOE 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 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.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
cf 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.     K-VKVri
JOHN LOVE.
Fairview, B.C., April 13, 1904.
NOTICE.
Kenley mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale district.
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.
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.
Olympian mineral claim, fituate 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
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 25th day of April, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To PETER SCOTT and any person or persons to
whom he may have transferred his interest iu
the Sacramento mineral claim situate at Camp
Hedley—20-Mile Creek—adjoining the Oro
Plato 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 recording the several certificates of such work, and you
are herety 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 cosfs 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 vtsted 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.
>X
r
June 4,1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
ANNUAL MINING REPORT.
Not in the Least Optimistic, Yet there
is Room for Encouragement.
The annual report of the Minister of
Mines for the year 1903 has been received
by the Star, over four months after the
time it is intended to cover. From a
mechanical point of view the letterpress
and cuts are all that could be wished for.
The following excerpts of the progress of
mining in the province by William Fleet
Robertson, provincial mineralogist, are
made :
"The statistics of the mineral production for the year 1903, when compared
with those of the previous year, do not
show that increase of output which had
been hoped for, and which there was reason to expect.
The gross value of the mineral products of the province for the year 1903
was $17,495,954, an increase over the preceding year of $9,404 ; not a very great
sum, but still an increase, and including
and overcoming the decrease occurring
in both the placer gold and coal mining
branches of the industry, for which in
both cases there are special and, fortunately, only temporary causes.
These statistics are only a record of the
amount ot mineral actually produced and
marketed ; as such they are true, but it is
.felt they are not quite a just measure of
the progress actually made in the industry, as they take no cognizance of the
.improved methods of mining and treatment which are being adopted, and which
have so important a bearing on the chief
end and object of mining, viz : the earning of a profit.
It is generally conceded that mining in
the Province is gradually assuming a better and more secure position as a business
than it formerly held, and is on a more
stable basis than it was a year ago.
This has been secured by the general
recognition of the necessity for, and the
adoption by many companies of methods
more conducive to success, while others
have passed through that initial and expensive experimental stage which seems
inherent to mining in a new district.
This viewing of mining from a more
strictly business standpoint is gradually
tending to the elimination of enterprises
which were not based upon substantial
merit, and which, therefore, could never
succeed, but, by their very existence, cast
a shadow of doubt upon legitimate enterprises.
The labor conditions too, formerly unsettled, appear now to be more stable,
experience having taught both employer
and employee that strikes and lockouts
are expensive luxuries not to be hastily
indulged in, entailing not only a present
but subsequent loss to both parties.
With regard to coal mining, the collieries of the Province, taken collectively,
did not produce as much coal in 1903 as
in the previous year. The output was
greatly diminished by strikes which occurred during the early part of the year.
Placer gold mining has, on the whole,
about held its own during the past year ;
there has been a decrease, but only a
slight one.      ,-   y£S&
The.tOT.nage'of ore mined by the lode
mines of the Province in 1903 was 1,286,-
176 tons, an increase over the preceding
year of~387>L77 tons, or about 29 percent.
In the Boundary district the continually
improving methons of smelting and mining have rendered further low grade
properties workable. These new methods are gradually widening.the margin of profit in the handling of the large
but notoriously low grade ore bodies of
that locality."
Salted  whale  meat is  a Japanese deli
cacy.
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SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
DRIARD HOTEL
NICOLA LAKE
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Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
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VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
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 Winest Liquors and Cigars.
TELEPHONE- BATH.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
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For   the  STAR
 June 4,1904
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
 H    Pete Johnson brought in a fine haunch
&Y oi bearsteak the other day but he couldn't
BkI give it away as citizens prefer pate de foie
gras with beef on the side.
y C. Willerson  and   partner   are   doing
assessment work on Copper mountain.
Joe FitzHarris came down from Elliott
creek during the week for supplies. He
is- hard at it on his mineral claim and is
hopeful of it being a shipper soon.
Jim Campbell had a fruitless search for
his stray horses down at Osoyoos lake.
A number of horseowners have lost their
horses in that vicinity. It is believed
there are thieves in that quarter who flit
their prey across the 49th parallel. Where
are the detectives to put a stop to such
lawlessness and restore the horses to their
owners?    Chief Hussey, you are wanted.
J. Stinson arrived in town  this week
from  Grand Forks.    He   is  a Colorado
Bbj^ miner and is now visiting the Similka
meen for the first time. Needless to say,
he is favorably impressed with the mineral outlook of the country.
Angus McLean is in town for a few
days on his way to Nicola Lake in response to a "wire."
T. Rabbitt came in with a load of
freight yesterday.
The A. E. Howse Co's store looks bright
and inviting with fresh paint and interior
equipment. Since the large fire in March |
work has been continuous in fitting the
new premises on the opposite side of the
street.
Miss Carss has resigned as school teacher at Penticton and is succeeded by Miss
Fleming of Enderby.
Political campaign literature is now
being franked from the House of Commons with the compliments of Thos.
Earle, M.P., Victoria.
Messrs. McLellan & Mackenzie of
Rock creek went through to Nicola on a
horse-buying trip last Thursday.
The recent rains have given the hill
slopes a coloring of the richest green and
all nature is aglow with blossom, flower
and leaf. Even the birds seem to have
donned their brigh-t*"*-»ainiejit.
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
ASSAYIRS
THE VANCOUVER  ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
R. H. ROGERS
M.A., B.C.L.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
OLALLA P.O.
Simikameen3 B.C.
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WALL   FINISH
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This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its dura=
bility, 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.
iM HEDLEY CITY STOfflE
A Complete New Stock of General rierchan=
dise always on hand,
CONSISTING OF A FULL LINE OF
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WHOLESALE
DRY GOODS
g VICTORIA, B. C.
MANUFACTURERS OF
Clothing, Top Shirts and
Underwear.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
H. C 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.
NOTICE.
A SITTING of the Board of Licensing Commissioners for the Nicola District will be held at
Government Office at Princeton on
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15th, 1904,
At 1 o'clock, p.m., to consider the following applications for renewal hotel licenses :
Tames Wallace, of the Princeton Hotel, Princeton.
John H. Jackson, of the Hotel Jackson, Prince-
Ion.
Goldsbrough & Worgan,  of the Similkameen
Hotel, Allison.
Mrs. Alice James, cf the Granite Creek Hotel,
Granite Creek.
Charles Debarro, of the Otter Flat Hotel, Otter
Flat.
H. S. Cleasby, of the Coutlee House, Nicola Valley.
W. A. McLean, of the Commercial Hotel, Hedley.
HUGH HUNTER,
Chief License Inspector,
Nicola DistricfX^
Princeton, June 3,1904.
The Vancouver Breweries, Ltd.
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
Cascade Beer    & Alexandra Stout
Queen Beer      S> Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all thefirst=
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
DOERINO & MARSTRAND & RED CROSS BREWERIES,
VANCOUVEP, B. C
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 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.
Subscribe for the Star, only $2)
per annum.
Wood,
Vallance &
Leggat,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Sherwin-Williams9
Paints
Limited.
MURALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
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VANCOUVER, B. C.
Permanently Located Institution Preferable to Periodical Lectures.
The Star has no apology to make in
again referring to the necessity of a public institution for the theoretical and
practical study of mining and mineralogy.
The importance of mining as an industry in this province has never been fully
appreciated or realised by the successive
administrations, otherwise some effort
would have been made 1 to establish a
school of mines in a mineral district.
In Ontario the bureau of mines there
has instituted a series of lectures to be
delivered at the various centres of mining throughout that province. The mere
elementary subjects which are taught by
this system are of great benefit to the
prospector, who thus acquires information that might take a long period of laborious research in "the hills." There
must, however, be technical training for
those who aspire to be assayers, experts,
teachers, &c. Expensive laboratorial
implements and furnishings must be
provided for a thorough training and
knowledge of mineralogy supplemented
by field work, without which no amount
of book learning or lecture demonstrations are complete or sufficient. At the
risk of iteration, the claims of Princeton
as a suitable ^cation for a school of mines
are unequalled, seeing that all the ordinary minerals are found in the vicinity
of the town.
The Vancouver Ledger has the follow-
ingcommenton the subject: " Weshould
like to '■ see the Ontario plan of mining
classes introduced into this province;
but recognize the fact that at present the
department of mines has a great amount
of work to do and cannot, with the funds
at its disposal. Might it not be possible,
however, to enlist volunteer aid for the
purpose, of securing capable mining engineers arid provincial assayers, who are
stationed at the various camps throughout the province, to give a short series of
practical lessons along the lines indicated
and without any expense to the government. * * * It is well worth trying
and might develop eventually into what
must soon be a necessity in British Columbia—a school of mines."
Nelson News says in part: "There is
a necessity for the re-establishing of the
mining school, but it should be run on
th.e circuit plan. Ontario has in contemplation the putting into effect of such
a plan and its mining interests are not
nearly as important as are those of British Columbia."
The
A. L HO WSE CO. L'<f
PRINCETON
Mow Goods Arriving
"Do you syuipathize with the Russians
or the Japanese?" "At present, "said the
man who strives for nicety of expression,
"I sympathize with the Russians and congratulate the Japanese."
Sometimes the Irish co-operative banks
have odd applications for loans. One
evening a young man came before the
committee of a bank in the county of
Mayo and asked for a loan of £2. He
was asked why he required it, and said
that it was to buy a suit of clothes. The
committee demurred at first that they had
no money to lend for this purpose.
"Well, the case is this : I'm fond of Nora
Carty, and she has a choice little farm as
well. Now, I'd have twice as good a
chance with her if I had a decent suit of
clothes to my back instead of these rags."
The committee reconsidered, the matter,
advanced the money, and the boy won
Nora Carty and her farm.
His Sister's Caller—And you say your
sister is skittish and nervous ? I suppose
she would jump at a mouse? Willie—I
don't know 'bout her jumpin' at a mouse
but I have heard her tell ma that she
would jump at a proposal—whatever that
is.
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Ladies' Children's and Men's
Clothing, Boots 5 Shoes
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Groceries, Provisions, Hardware
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Nicola Lake and Princeton
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June 4,   1904
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PRESENT PRICES OF
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From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot.*£«^
She of Lots 50x100
Ft and 33x100 Ft.
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
BaL 3 and 6 months,
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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 River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
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