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Placer, Coal and Lode Mining in the Similkameen.
All Honest Labor is Honorable.
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The Prosperity and Development of the Similkameen Depend Entirely Upon Railway Communication, "Which Must be Given.
Its Mineral Resources Offer the Greatest Inducements for Investment; Its Climate a Standing: Invitation to All—Invest while Prices are Low.
Vol. v.   No. 23.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1904.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
HO! FOR PRINCETON
Railway Projects Looming on
the Horizon of the
Nigh Future.
Movements of Railway Magnates-
Lining Tip for a Start Into
the Similkameen.
In an "interview with a Vancouver reporter G. A. Begy, president of the Nicola, Kamloops & Similkameen coal and
railway company, who, with W. H. Mer-
ritt, was recently in Princeton, stated
"that every arrangement had been made
as to the financing of the projected line.
The company has been reorganized and
it is composed of good reliable men, who
are well able to carry out the undertaking once they receive favorable word
from the provincial government. Surveys are nearly completed under the direction of C. H. Keefer, C.E, We have
all our plans ready and our trip this time
was to go over the entire route as laid out
in the charter. We are well satisfied
with the prospects. We are now on our
way to Victoria and the first moment
that we receive satisfactory assurances
from the executive' council of the government we are prepared to give the order
to immediately start construction, everything being in readiness. The first part
of the line, that which will be constructed as soon as possible after a beginning
is made, will be from Spence's Bridge to
Nicola, a distance of 45 miles. This will
open up large deposits of coal in that
neighborhood."
President Shaughnessy of the C.P.R.
arrived in Vancouver on the 16th. He is
coming to Summerland to inspect his
farm and is expected in the Similkameen
to look over his coal areas.
A party of high officials of the Great
Northern and the same number of Canadian Pacific recently visited the Granby
mines at Phoenix in the interests of their
respective companies. The C.P.R. officials extended their journey to Midway
the terminus of their road for the last
few years. Great Northern officials were
at Midway also looking over their terminal ground. It looks as if they were
lining up for the race to Princeton as
Midway is the starting point. Ten to
one that President Hill will win in this
greatest race for the greatest prize of
modern times.
It is confidently expected that the V.
V. & E. branch of the Great Northern
will be finished from Grand Forks to
Phoenix by the first of October. The
spur to the Granby smelter will also have
rail connection at that time, which will
enable it to receive ores direct from Republic and   Rossland   mines  and coke
from east Kootenay over one railway system, the Great Northern.
A blast of 500 barrels of black powder
was recently exploded on the line near
Grand Forks which moved thousands of
tons of rock onto an adjoining ranch.
Grand Forkers are elated over their
two railroads and the doubling of the
capacity of the Granby smelter.
Ore Specimens for Vancouver.
About 1000 lbs. of ore specimens from
the Similkameen district have been accumulated in the board of trade building
and packed ready for shipment to the
Vancouver Tourist Association rooms,
there to form part of a permanent mineral exhibition. The specimens are not
as complete and representative as could
be desired owing to the labor required in
procuring fresh samples from crown
granted claims on which no work has
beeu done recently. However, it will
form the nucleus of what can be made
by future additions one of the most interesting mineral exhibits to be found iu
any city. The varieties of coal and iron,
the fire clay, limestone, red ochre and
copper sulphates in solution, as well as
other less common minerals found in this
district would be most attractive to the
ore connoisseur and should be added to
present shipment if possible. Thus, the
opportunity for making known the riches
of the Similkameen, if improved and appreciated by both givers and receivers,
will assist in making Vancouver a mining centre and benefit the whole province.
The Sunday School.
Editor Star—Sir : The Sunday school
suffers from the prejudice which regards
it as merely a place where goody-goody
people may safely be pious without much
gain to themselves or loss to others. It
suffers also from the zeal of such as would
displace by its operation the instruction
properly belonging to the home and de
volving upon parents. A more mischievous error, however, is the supposition
that Sunday schools are for cities and
towns but impracticable or useless in
sparsely settled districts. Serious reflection will lead to the conclusion that the
largest benefits are derivable from Sunday school work -where population is
scant and gospel ordinances intermittent
or suspended. Under such circumstances
self-help is the obvious duty of every
Christian. All who retain a due sense of
how solemn a thing it is to live should
surely meet together once a week for conference upon the facts of existence, the
chief of which is man's relation to his
Maker, and to study the Volume of Inspiration for themselves as intelligent and
responsible beings are morally bound to
do. Thus1 'Assembling themselves together" and appropriating to themselves
the saving   truths   of the   gospel  with
[Continued on page 3.]
A UND OF PROMISE
So Says W. Yolen Williams
Regarding Minerals of
this District.
Delayed   Railway   Construction has
Disheartened Prospectors and
Mine Owners.
W. Yolen Williams, late superintendent of the Granbv mines at Phoenix, has
been giving the Spokane Review his impressions of this country while on a trip
to Bear creek, near Otter Flat. The
opinions of such gentlemen as Mr. Williams are courted in all mining countries
for the reasons that, in the first place,
they are reliable and unvarnished, and
secondly, there is a reserve cf expression
which carries' eonviction to the most skeptical. It is to be regretted that more
men of Mr. Williams' stamp do not find
opportunity of visiting the Similkameen
and Nicola ' districts. It is certain they
would be well repaid in the revelations
which nature would unfold to them.
Then, there are opportunities now for
investment which in all-likelihood will
not occur twice in any man's, lifetime.
When Mr. Williams comes again it is
hoped he will extend his visit to Princeton and vicinity.    Mr. Williams said :
" The Similkameen country in southern British Columbia looks to me like a
mining district of great promise. It has
long been known for its gold and copper
and how prospectors are excited over a
silver-lead camp which they think will
make a second Slocan. It is on the summit between Princeton and Hope. I
wanted to see it but was deterred on the
advice of the natives, who told me that
the rain then prevailing in the valleys
would probably prove to be snow on' the
summits and the trip promised to be a
hazardous one.
" I went into the country by way of
Kamloops on the Canadian Pacific,
whence a stage runs weekly for 130 miles
down into the Princeton country. The
roads are the finest mountain highways
I have ever seen and the trip is a delightful one. It is a prospector's paradise for
wood, water, grass, game and fish, and
the mineral outcrops are beautiful.
" The Morning Glory group, in which
I am interested with three others, is
about 18 miles from Princeton, near Otter
Flat. It was staked four years ago and
we have not done muSh work. However'
we have a fine showing of chalcopyrite
with gold and silver, which gives assays
around $50.
" At Nicola  I  found the people confident of having  a great coal  camp, and
they  were   using their own coal for domestic purposes and for smithing.
> " The people generally in the Similka
meen are discouraged over the delay of
the railway to run through the district.
The camps can do nothing without transportation and many of the prospectors
are getting disheartened with the interminable wait.
"The Nickel Plate mine at Hedley,
which is controlled by the Rodgers interests, is running its 40-stamp mill and
should have a great future."
Pioneer Revisits Princeton.
James Orr, ex-M.P.P., of Victoria, arrived in Princeton on last Saturday's
stage. He is one of the narrowing band
of '49ers who came to the Pacific coast
in search of fortune and is also one of the
earliest pioneers of the Similkameen and
Cariboo goldfields. In the early '60s he
and the late Mr. Allison washed gold on
the Similkameen river above Princeton
making from $25 to $60 per diem apiece.
Though in his eightieth year Mr. Orr
took out a miner's license and started
yesterday in company with Bill Allison
and Sam Spencer in search of an old location made some forty years ago, but
the exact spot he cannot distinctly recollect. He met his old tillicum Robert
Stevenson here both of whom dug gold
side by side in Cariboo. Both were
skookum men in their day and their
prowess in feats of agility and strength t
were the talk of the camp. Mr. Stevenson owes a debt of gratitude to his friend
who saved him from the perilous hug of
a big bear that had given him a chase.
"Jimmy," as he was popularly named,
caught the bear in his mad flight by his
caudal appendage and held him uutil
his companion reached high timber.
Both gentlemen have had many such
hairbreadth escapes by flood and field.
Many friends wish them every success.
In parliament Mr. Orr was calm, dignified and dispassionate and respected by .
all. Politically he sympathizes with the
Liberals and condoles with the Conservatives. When Mr. Orr first came to Princeton it w'as called "Quonitkwa" by the
Indians, its equivalent in English being
"paradise." Gov. Douglas subsequently
changed the name to Princeton. Mr.
Orr expects to winter here.
The train hold-up on the C.P.R. at Sil-
verdale near Mission Junction last Saturday night resulted in the loss of $7,500
in gold dust and cash by the Dominion
Express Co. and a small amount of registered mail. A posse of police and detectives are on the trail of the robbers and
their capture is expected at any moment.
A reward of $6,500 is offered for the ar-. -\'
rest of the desperadoes,
"Podunk" Davis came in via Hope
pass from Victoria on Thursday where
he had been an interested party in a case
of disputed right to coal property. An
error in   the department of  lands and
works seems to have caused the trouble
and expense to Mr. Davis who again is
cited to appear there on the 27th instant.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
September 17, 1904
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C.
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager.
One Year,
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
Payable in Advance.
$2.00
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices io and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
WAITING FOR DEVELOPMENT.
lacking many of the conveniences and accessories of civilization
the Similkameen affords forcible
evidence of a dearth of men qualified to legislate for a new country
possessed of rare natural advantages. This district still remains in
almost the same primitive condition of seclusion as when the gold-
hunters of a quarter century ago
found it. It still has many hundreds of square miles on which the
footprint of man has never been
made. Here the whelps of the
savage beast, and the deer and the
kid are yet tame with curiosity on
the approach of man.
As it now is the Similkameen
stands a towering monument of-the
neglect and incapacity of dead and
dying provincial governments.
Many professions of sympathy and
unnumbered promises have been
made by sycophant supporters of
the various local governments but
all fell far short of realization. No
friendly stentorian voice of minister has ever been heard in the legislative hall in behalf of this castaway district—all have succumbed
to the clammy touch of monopoly.
From the several premiers down to
the insignificant toady in a back
seat of the house there has not been
found a single legislator of sufficient
ability or honesty of purpose to
fight to the death the mercenary,
poltroons who have so long kept
this country in the background.
Money to the amount of a million
and a half dollars was readily procured for parliament buildings at
Victoria and other large sums have
been spent in the beautification of
that city and its environs. A minister who now occupies a cabinet
position in the McBride administration formerly proposed a bonus of
a million dollars to the Pacific cable
when it was promoted. What a
fine investment that would have
been !
Instances of the above character
might be cited to fill a page, but
enough has been given to prove the
absurdity of entrusting the development of a new country to boodlers,
boozers and pettifoggers. No doubt
these identical individuals, without
truth or the desire to attain it, will
endeavor to take credit for the good
times which will follow in the wake
of the railway soon to be built in
spite of them. One will shout "I
did it" and another will say "See
what I have done for you," while
a third will throw all kinds of dust
in the air to fully blind the shortsighted. But, as with all mockers,
their doom is sealed, for they will
be sat upon, bound, and cast into
Stygian oblivion by the people.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
When one sees the hosts of humanity, far outnumbering those of
any other nations, gathered under
the rule of the British and Chinese
empires, the former with 389,000,-
000, the latter with 407,000,000
people, he is impressed with the
contrast between the rule of a Christian nation and that of a pagan.
On the one hand is a snug little
island containing some 40,000,000
of people,, who have planted their
flag in every corner of the earth,
who subjugated the Indian empire
with its 330,000,000 of heathens and
has in Africa and America vast po-
sessions which will yet teem with
an innumerable throng of Christian people ; on the other hand is
observed a nation of slaves bowing
to gods of wood and stone, unpro-
gressive, ignorant and threatened
with dismemberment on every side.
In this contrast there is overwhelming proof of the superiority of
Christian rule over that of pagan.
As between Christianity and civilized unbelief there is the same
superiority. Surely righteousness
exalteth a nation.
A measure was introduced in the
recent session of the Dominion
house by Sir William Mulock to regulate the sale of quack medicines,
devices and appliances advertised
as wonderful remedies for the cure
of disease will be approved 03'
suffering humanity. Large sums
of money are lavished upon worthless curealls about which a sort of
superstition exists in the minds of
the unknowing. If persons would
rely more upon the natural remedies of food, air and an abundance
of water inwardly and outwardly,
they might then "throw physic to
the dogs" and put quacks out of
business. Legislation that will tend
to reduce the number of impostors
to a minimum will be appreciated.
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
640 acres of mountain pasture lard, situated and
adjoining Harris's preemption (I,ot 966), starting
from his S.W. corner and following section line
to N.W. corner, thence 80 chains west, 80 chains
south, 80 chains east back to point of commencement, 640 acres.
G. BRANDT, Locator.
. Dated this 1st of September, 1904.
NOTICE.
Billy Goat and Shamrock mineral claims  both
situate in the Osoyoos  mining   division of
Yale district.   Where  located:  On Riordan
mountain;   and  Searchlight  and   Flagstaff
mineral claims, both situate in said Osoyoos
mining division.   Where located :   On Flagstaff mountain, southeast of Olalla.
Take notice that I, R, H. Rogers, as agent for
Robert Gaede, free miner's certificate No. B78828
and James Fjordan, free miner's certificate No.
B78824, intend, sixty 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 certificate of improvements.
Dated this 12th day of September, 1904.
NOTICE.
'T'HIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
*■ the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license tc prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
Commencing at a post placed ten chains south
of the S.W. corner cf lot 1042,
And running north 80 chains, west 80 chains,
south 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
W. C. MCDOUGALL.
Dated July 23, 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
320 acres of mountaiu pasture land, described as
follows Commencing at a post marked a.J's
N.E. corner, thence 80 chains west, 40 chains
south, 80 chains east, 40 chains north, back to
initial post, in all about 320 acres. Situate about
n miles west of Princeton, and is bounded on
the north side by the meandering line of the
Tuiameen river.
ALICE JAMES,
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Dated this 14th dayof August, 1904.
NOTICE.
I^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 640 acres of crown lauds for pasturing purp6ses, commencing at   a post marked
S.W. corner of lot 1091, thence running 80 chains
east, 80 chains south, 80 chains west, 80 chains
north, back to post, iu all 640 acres more or less.
C. M. KINGSTON,
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Dated this 19th day of July, 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 320 acres of Crown lands for pastur
ing purposes: Commencing at a post marked
I. M. W.'s S. W. corner: Thence running 80
chains west. 40 chains north, 80 chains east, 40
chains south, back to point cf commencement,
in all 320 acres, more or less. This land is situate
about 10 miles west of Princetcn and is bounded
on the south side by the meandering line of the
Tuiameen river.
J. M. WRIGHT,
.   C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Dated this nth day of July, 1904.
NOTICE.
Copper   Glance,   Azurite    and Alpine mineral
claims, situate in the Similkameen mining
division of Yale district.    Where located ;
On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for John R. McRae, free miner's certificate
No. B72143, and Hugh McRae, free miner's certificate No. B62053, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof,  to  apply to  the   mining recorder for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take 1 otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 9th day of July, A.D. 1904.
Sale of lands for Unpaid Delinquent Taxes in the Princeton Assessment District,
Province of British Columbia.
I HEREBY GIVE NOTICE that on Wednesday, the 12th day of October, 1904, at the hour of 12
o'clock, noon, I shall sell at public auction at Government Office, Princeton, unless sooner
paid, the lands, hereinafter set ont, of the persons in said list, hereinafter set out, for the delinquent taxes unpaid by said persons on the 31st day of December, A.D. 1903, and for interest,
costs and expenses, including the cost of advertising said sale.
LIST ABOVE MENTIONED.
Short Description of
Property.
Coluir
n No. 1.
mt Taxes.
Column No. 2.
Column No. 3
Name of person
Assessed.
Delinqui
Taxes.
at date of
sale
Statvtory costs
and Expenses.
Total.
Similkameen Valley ■
Coal Company.
Frank Bailey.
Lot 2059, Group 1.
Lot 1968, Group 1.
$22.50
22.50
$1.05
1.05
$2.00
2,00
$25-55
25.55
HUGH HUNTER, Assessor Princeton Assessment District, Princeton, B.C.
Princeton, Sept. 10th, 1904.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To JAMES F. DICKSON, or to any person or
persons to whom he may have transferred his
interest in the High Ore and, Margarett mineral claims, situate one mile north of Similkameen City", in Camp Hedley, in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district, British
Columbia.
You are hereby notified that I have expended the sum of $200 for work on the above mentioned claims and $5 for recording the same for
assessments, such being required and necet sary
to hold the said claims for the year endingtjuly;
3rd and 27th June, 1904, respectively, under the
provisions of the Mineral Act and Amending
Acts; and if at the expiration of ninety days from
the date of the first publication of this notice in
the Similkameen Star, you fail or refuse to contribute your portion of such expenditure, namely, $102.50, together with all costs of advertising,
your interest in said mineral claims will become vested in me, (your co-owner) upon filing
in the proper office in that behalf the affidavit
required by Section 4 of the Mineral Act
Amendment Act, 1900.
Dated this nth day of Tuly, 1904.
HENRY A. WILLIAMS.
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 Kloudyke
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
$25.62^.
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 cf 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 w hole 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 wcrk, ard you are hereby required  to  contribute  your   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.
'T'HIRTY days after 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:—
Situated on the right bank of One-Mile creek,
2% miles from Princeton, commencing at a post,
And running south 80 chains, west 80 chains,
north 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
H. B. CANNON,
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Located Aug. 7, 1904.
Commencing at the N.E. corner of H. B. Cannon's coal claim,
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains west,
80 chains south, 80 chains east to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
W. L. GERMAIN,
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Located Aug. 7, 1904.
Commencing at the S.E. corner of W. L. Germain's coal claim,
And running 80 chains east, 80 chains north, 80
chains west, 80 chains south, back to post, containing in all 640 acres.
A. F. MCDONALD,
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Located, Aug. 7, 1904.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum
on the following described lands in Yale division
of Yale district:
Commencing at a post marked J. Y. MacAd-
am's coal claim, S.E. corner, thence north 80
chains, thence west 80 chains, along south line
of "Blakemore" claim, thence south 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains to place of commencement,
containing 640 acres.
J. Y. MACADAM, Locator,
W. A. Da VIS, Agent.
Located June 16,1904.
Commencing at a post marked D. F. Campbell's coal claim, N.E. corner, running 80 chains
west along south line of J. Y. MacAdam's claim,
thence 80 chains south, thence 80 chains east,
thence 80 chains north to place of commencement, containing 640 acres.
D. F. CAMPBELL,Locator,
W. A. DAVIS, Agent.
Located June 16,1904.
September 17, 1904
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
THE SUNDAY SCHOOL.
[Concluded fronvpage i.]
prayer and praise intermingled, any community may enjoy all essential elements
of public worship—minister or no minis-
ter._ Not only so, they will find the act
of imparting scripture truth to others
the very best means for their own intellectual enlargement and uplifts!
Yours truly.
-, . James Lang.
Princeton, Sept. 13, 1904.
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LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
Messrs.  Horton  and   White burned a
\ kiln of 16,000 bricks of excellent quality
'which are now on sale.
C. Harris brought  in  the first load of
new oats for the season yesterday.
Geo. Aldous is recovering from a severe
(attack of rheumatic fever.
The first of what is designed to be a
series of whist socials was given by Mr
land Mrs. Lyall on Tuesday evening'
Prizes were won by Mesdames Barnard
land. Bell.
Wm. Knight came in from Highland
Valley on Wednesday bringing with him
fine ore specimens.
/    Alex. Bell is adding to his house a combined  conservatory and piazza from de-
jsigns by architect Hall.
Chas. E. Will of the U.S. boundary
survey, left for Seattle on Sunday last, intending to spend the winter there. He
made many friends here by his affable
manner and sterling qualities and it is
said there are some aching hearts among
the young gentlewomen owing to his departure.
Public worship will be conducted Sunday at 3:30 p.m. by Rev. Mr. Lang. Sunday school at 2:30.
P. W. Groves, P.L.S., has recently surveyed mineral claims at Hedley.
Norman Nowell and T. Green arrived
from Chiliwack and Howard Aldous and
Gus Hewat from Vancouver Wednesday.
Nils Pearson returned from a prospecting trip up the Pasayton and has some
good specimens with him.
E. Burr and wife of Hedley are taking
j a holiday here.
F. R. Whitwell has gone to Spokane.
Billy-Rice is in town from Nicola.
Druggist Rolls of Hedley, formerly   of
Vancouver, died suddenly at the former
place recently.
Geo. S. Waterlow, a director of the !
bnowshoe and Le Roi mines is expected '
at Rossland shortly.
J. Bainbridge left for Rossland last
Saturday.
C. H. Wolf and Claude Snowden have
returned from a prospecting trip.
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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
|4o acres of mountain pasture land, situated and
adjoining Brandt's purchase on north line arid
running along C. Summers's (Lot 1157), thence
south 20 chains, west 20 chains, north 20 chains
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NOTICE.
Hattie and Copper Jack mineral claims, situate
in the Similkameen mining division of Yale
district. Where located: In Aspen Grove
camp.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for J. S. C. Fraser, free miner's certificate
No. B75740; Henry S. Poulinier, free miner's certificate No. B72121 and Emerson E. Wells free
miner's certificate No. B85508, intend, sixty days
from 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 Certificate of Improvements.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
September 17, 1904
Humorous.
The late Nellie Farron, when she visited America with the London Gaiety
company, danced before a well known
New York club. At the end of the dance
during an informal supper, some one began to talk about the new woman—a
burning topic at that time. "Do the
English believe in woman's emancipation?" a lawyer said to Miss Farron. "Do
they believe in opening the same fields
to women as to men and in paying them
at the same rate?" "Oh, yes," said the
little actress. "Even the English tramps
believe all that. A tramp asked a countrywoman of mine one day for assistance
and she said to the man sternly : 'Why
don't you go to work?' 'Madam,'said
the tramp, 'twenty years ago I made a
vow not to do another stroke of work
till women were paid the same wage as
men.' "
First correspondent (learning Russian)
—Is "artillery" masculine or feminine?
Second correspondent — Masculine, I
should say. First correspondent—Why
so ? Second correspondent—Because you
can silence artillery.
The late senator Alexander T. Goodwin
of Utica, New York, left behind him the
reputation of never having been too tired
nor too ill to give or take a joke. During his last illness a relative, knowing
the senator's extreme fondness for bran-
died peaches, sent to his sick room a
small jar of that preserve. A few days
later the relative called and was admitted
to the sick room. Quickly turning on
his pillow, and without giving his caller
time to extend the usual formalities, the
sick man exclaimed : "My dear Louise,
how* can I ever thank you for those delicious braudied peaches?" "I thought
you would appreciate them, Alexander,"
returned the caller modestly. "Ah, yes !
ah, yeS,!" he assented with a smile, and,
as the smile broadened and finally broke
into a chuckle -which seemed almost
noisy in the hush of the sick room, he
added, "and how much more I appreciated the spirit in which they were
sent." ■■w&t
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Take notice that sixty days after date I intend
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase 320 acres of
crown lands for pasturing purposes : Commencing at a post marked F.L.H's S.W. corner :
Thence running 80 chains west, 40 chains north,
80 chains east 40 chains south, back to point of
commencement, in all 320 acres. Situate about
10 miles west of Princeton and is bounded on the
south side by the meandering line of the Tuiameen river.
F. L.HAMMOND,
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Dated 7th September, 1904.
NOTICE.
St. Lawrence, St. George and St. Helen mineral
claims, situate in the Similkameen mining
division of Yale district. Where located:
On Bear creek.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for William Henry Armstrong, free miner's certificate No. 878498, and Charles F. Law,
free miner's certificate No. B72iig intend
sixty 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.
-i.nd further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 29th day of August, 1904.
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MINING NOTES.
From tha Pelmer Mountain Prospector
of Loomis, Wash., it is learned that ar
rangements have been completed whereby operations will begin at once on the
Palmer mountain tunnel. The tunnel is
a mining proposition with enough ore in
sight to satisfy any investor. Capital is
at hand to put in operating and treatment plants and a broad smile lights up
the countenances of the people owing to
the good news.
A complete reorganization of the Le
Roi mine and smelter management has
gone into effect. Managing director Mo-
Millan is appointed general manager and
j W. Astley is made general superintendent. The intention is to continue i
operations at the mine and smelteripn an
increased scale of activity.;,;,^J. H. Mc-
Kenzie will shortly make a report on the
concentration-" "experiments. Development has extended to the 1,400 foot level
in the mine, the deepest point reached
by vertical workings in any Canadian
metalliferous mine.
The Poplar Moping Association wi.lLiSs-
commend certaiff'clia'nges To the" Mineral'
Act the moSti important ot which will be
as to whether  it  is  desirable to give the
1 prospector thirty days in which to record
s'~ h*is discovery and at  the same time to require the  completion of ,tlie  first 3^ear's
work   jwithin   thj^.thirty   days limit and
before" he  can   record.    The object is to
..put a stop to the stalpng of a large number of mineral claims by one  or two in-
' dividuals who  do no development work,
"■'but simply tie upflrhe properties and prevent  more enterprising men from doing
.  work.;
I The largest known nugget of platinum
is from the Ural mines and is a part of
the famous Demidoff collection in Russia.
It weighs 22^ pounds. Other lumps are
dhe in the Berlin museum from South
America weighing 11,641 grains, and another jn the St. Petersburg museum
weighing ir^ pounds. No American
museurn exhibits a lump larger thau a few
ounces;
Copper mining is an industry that is
rapidly decreasing in importance in
Great Britain. Fort3' years ago the pro-
puction of copper ore and copper precipitate amounted to upwards of 210,000 tons
whereas in 1002 the production was only
6,il2 tons. Cornwall is the main source
in the United Kingdom of the supply of
this ore. Tin mining, which is also
mainly confined to Cornwall, hasjfike-
wise greatly decreased.
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and Summit No. 1 mineral claims WMe
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in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale district, and Dividend A and Dividend No. 1 A,
mineral claims, both situate" in said Osoyoos
mining division. Where located: On Dividend mountain.
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Robert Gaede, free miner's certificate No. B78S28,
intend sixty days -from -the date hereof, to
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