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"Nothing Extenuate Nor Aught Set Down in flalice.
Mineral Products of the Similkameen and Nicola Districts are Gold, Platinum, Silver, Copper, Lead, Iron and Coal.
Twice-a-Week Mail; Agricultural and Timber Lands? "Water Power; Splendid Fishing; All Kinds of Game; J44 Miles to Vancouver.
Vol. iv.   No. 41.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 23, 1904.
$2 a Year.
LOCAL PARAGRAPHS
MINING ASSOCIATION
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British Columbia Taxes Highest in Dominion—Ice Harvest Good—An At-
Home  Held  at
J|§1|;.   "The Pines."
T. E. D. Taylor, of Barkerville, Cariboo, arrived in town Saturday on his wayi
. to Fairview. He is much pleased with
the location of Princeton and may eventually reside here. He has a considerable
interest in Hedley property.
C. B. Harris, of "Aspen Glen," has
almost finished threshing his grain and is
well pleased with the abundant yield.
Manager Lyall of the A. E. Howse Co.
and C. Willerson are brain-deep in a
veritable maze of figures this week taking stock. V
W. A. Galliher, M.P., representing the
Liberals, and ex governor Mcintosh for
the Conservatives are the candidates for
the house of commons in the coming
Dominion elections for the riding of
Kootenay.
When last heard from, an esteemed
Princetonian, Van Mills, was down
among the cacti in Arizona.
Fourteen degrees below zero Tuesday
night.
Jim Snowden and Bob Cramer have
returned to their first love, Princeton,
after having been in Hedley for the past
few months.
The Provincial Mining Association of
British Columbia has issued a call to
local branches to elect officers for the
year 1904 and appoint delegates to the
second annual convention, which will
meet in Victoria on the 22nd day of February, 1904.
Perley Russell is down from Granite
creek and is engaged with Cook & Co. in
their annual stock-taking.
Ernest Waterman has been appointed
a justice of the peace for the province.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., came in from
Greenwood Thursday night, bringing his
family with him. Mr. Groves was about
a week making the journey. The loss of
the bridge at Kruger'sycaused a long
detour in Washington state and the roads
were heavy. The bridge at Kruger's is
almost completed.
The taxpayers of B-itish Columbia pay
$13.17 per capita while the mean tax on
all the other provinces of the Dominion
is only $2.88. Ontario has the lowest
tax, $1.98 per capita ; Manitoba, next
highest to B.C., is $4.56 per capita.
The Cariboo mine at Camp McKinney
has been closed by orders received from
Toronto. The ore has been pretty well
worked out down to the 600-foot level.
The mine showed a profit for the year
and is credited with about $55,000 of cash
on hand. The mine equipment cost $50,-
000. Cariboo stock is now selling at 4
and 5 cents.
The ice harvest has been in progress
during the past week and a good crop
of Jack Frost's translucent product was
garnered in. The Hotel Jackson put up
18 tons in anticipation of a throng of
guests while the railway is under construction and the brothers Thomas are
also putting up a heavy stock.
Tuck French and Ole Kapeterson start
on a combined hunting and threshing
expedition tomorrow. The game is all
in some grain stacks which they will
thresh and consists of the well and unfavorably known bushytails. Many of
these rats have been working night and
day for months on these stacks and Mr.
French proposes to slay them and ship
the carcases to Pendleton, Ore., where
they will b'enfised as flavoring for rabbit
broth by the natives.
LIBERAL CONVENTION.
Duncan Boss the Choice for the Tale-
Cariboo Biding.
The Yale-Cariboo Liberal nominating
convention was held at Kamloops on the
13th inst. with seventy-one delegates in
attendance from all parts of the constituency.
F. J. Deane, president of the Kamloops District Liberal Association, presided. Four names were placed in nomination. These were Messrs. Hewitt Bo
stock, Ducks ; John D. Swanson, Kamloops ; Denis Murphy, Ashcroft; and
Duncan Ross, Greenwood. Mr. Bostock
withdrew as soon as mentioned. On the
first ballot Swanson was the low man and
was dropped. The second ballot resulted in seventy-five votes for Murphy
and eighty for Duncan Ross, who was
then declared the choice of the convention, his nomination being made unanimous upon motion of Mr. Murphy, sec
onded by Mr. Swanson.
Before the convention adjourned a permanent organization for the Yale-Cariboo district was formed with Messrs. E.
C. Smith and C. B. Lefroy of Vernon as
president and secretary respectively.
Resolutions of confidence in the Lau-
rier government and in Provincial Leader J. A. Macdonald were adopted.-^Pro-
vince.
THE BOARD OF TRADE
TELEPHONE LINE
Happy Hoursy
Friday evening a moslr enjoyable "at
home" was given atj'^The Pines," the
prettily sequestered Uefme of Mr. and
Mrs. E. Waterman. Quite all their fellow townspeople who could be present
were there to mark their esteem and
friendship for them. There was no lack
of mirth or music, and the pleasing,
jocund manner of the host together
with the charming grace of the hostess
brought dawn and parting all too soon
on the wings of swift-sped time.
Government Asked   to Build
Line Between Nicola Lake
and Penticton—Better
Mail   Service
Required.
After the minutes had been adopted at
the board of trade meeting on Tuesday
evening communications were read from
Hilton Keith, Vancouver, re petition for
railway and stating that the merchants
generally were in favor of the petition ;
from Mr. Clabon, Rossland, also referring
to the petition ; from G. E. Baker, asking for mineral statistics and general information as to the operation of mines,
water power, &c; from the Vancouver
board of trade regarding legislation re
bills of sale act. The letter presented at
a former meeting from A. W. Galliher,
M.P., re telephone line, was re-read and
after some discussion the following resolution was adopted:
I Resolved—That the Princeton board
of trade thank Mr. Galliher, M.P., for
his manifest interest in the construction
of a telephone line from Nicola to Penticton and that this board hereby renews
its appeal to him and the Dominion government for   immediate construction of
the same."   It was pointed   out in the
discussion which followed the resolution
that the line could be built very cheaply
by using the trees, which are plentiful
along the greater part of the route, for
stringing the wire upon.   The amount of
business in sight for this line of about
170 miles in  length   may be reckoned
from the report that an effort is being
made by a private corporation to install a
short service, and   also   the fact   that
there are numerous villages and the towns
of Hedley and Princeton along the route.
Penticton is a shipping point and will
probably have telephone communication
with Vernon   before many months have
elapsed.
A committee was appointed to answer
Mr. Baker's letter, giving the information desired as fully as possible, to be
forwarded to Kansas City, Mo.
The remaining correspondence was left
ibr the   secretary   to reply to at his dis
cretion.
The following resolution was introduced and endorsed by members, referring to better mail accommodation between Penticton and Princeton:
" Resolved—That the Princeton board
of trade respectfully directs the atten
tion of the postmaster-general of Canada
to the inadequate once a week mail service between Penticton and Princeton
via Green Mountain, Olalla, Keremeos
and Hedley.   The absence of telephone
or telegraph and the rapidly growing importance of the mining industry make
it necessary for an increased postal service of at least twice-a-week ; therefore,
be it resolved by this board that, for the
welfare, prosperity and great convenience
of the localities named it is courteously
recommended to the honorable, the postmaster-general the necessity for immediate action in this urgent matter."
For the better prevention of fruit pests
it was urged that the law regarding
such should be more rigidly adhered to
both as to spraying and inspection.
The secretary was invited to correspond with the Commodore of the squad-
dron of men-of-war at Esquimalt with a
view to having a perfect test of the
steaming qualities of Princeton coal.
Subjects for future consideration by
the board were : The conservancy of the
banks of the Similkameen river from
further erosion; public weigh scales;
expert investigation of the alluvial deposits of gold in the Siinilkameen and
Tuiameen rivers, also Granite creek,
with a view to dredging or any other process of saving it.
The board adjourned to meet on Thursday, 28th inst., at 7:30 p.m.
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Not Correct.
On page 53  of the  British Columbia
year book the following erroneous paragraph is found: "Princeton is about 40
miles higher up the Similkameen river
than Keremeos, in a northwesterly direction, at the confluence of Granite creek X'
into which Otter creek empties some 12
miles above.   It is reached by a trail from
Keremeos and   Hope and  by a wagon
road from   Nicola."     Princeton seems
fated to be misplaced and   bereft of its>
due praise by official  publications.    Everyone knows,   or  ought to know, that
Princeton is  at  the confluence of the
Tuiameen and Similkameen rivers and is
one of the prettiest locations to be found
on this mundane sphere.    True* the road,
from here to Keremeos is in bad repair
but that does not justify a government
publication in dubbing it a "trail" and
thus mislead some prospective settlers in
the country who require roads not trails.
Please make a note friend Gosnell.
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An assay received from the Iron Dollar
adjoining the Ada B on Copper mountain
gives returns of a little over 19 per cent*
copper and $9 in gold. Messrs. Bryant, Whitwell and Cramer are interested
in this promising mine.
A Philadelphia photographer tells this
as having actually happened. A woman
entered his studio : "Are you the photographer?" "Yes, madam." "Do you
take children's pictures?" "Yes, certainly." "How much do. you charge ?"
"Three dollars a dozen?" "Well, said
the woman sorrowfully, I'll have to call
again. I've only got eleven."—Philadelphia Ledger.
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 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
JjANTjARY 23,   I904
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
Princeton, B. C	
-BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A.  E.  Howse, Manager.
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STAR to carry and live, so please pay.
convention at Kamloops last week
in making Duncan Ross the nominee of the party in Yale-Cariboo is
one that will   be   commended  by
every true  liberal.    Mr. Ross has
never strayed from the liberal fold
he  has  no foibles, whims nor hobbies, his character  unimpeachable
and his ability unquestioned.   With
such a man to represent the Similkameen the oft-repeated prayers for
a   telephone line   and better mail
service will,   in  all  probability be
heard and acted upon.    Mr. Ross is
editor of the Boundary Creek Times
at  Greenwood  and  has  also seen
service on many of the coast papers.
NOTICE.
TPHIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
*    the Chief Commissioner of I,ands arid Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
Commeneing at a post marked Jos. Graham's
N.W. corner, adjoining W. McDonald's S.IJ. corner.
^.nd running 80 chains south, 80 chains east,
80 chains north, 80 chains west, back to post, in
all 640 acres. JOS. GRAHAM, Locator,
Nicola, Dec. 8, 1903.
NOTICE.
EDITORIAL NOTES.
Receipt of a   circular from  Dr.
C. J.  Fagan,    Provincial   Health
Officer at Victoria, is acknowledged,
in  which  is  set  forth  data of the
ravages of consumption, or tuberculosis, in British Columbia and other
parts of  the   world.     A   general
meeting   to consider  preventative
and   alleviating  measures  to mini-
imize  the  mortality of this  dread
disease will  be held in Victoria on
the 29th instant.    Nothing has been
done in  this province toward staying  the  progress  of  the   disease.
There is no hospital for the special
^treatment  of  it and  the ordinary
"""^hospital   is  scarcely   adequate    to
deal   with   a malady  so  complex
and . now generally admitted to be
communicable.     Climate,   outdoor
life,  sunshine, (spiritual and solar)
these are essential factors in recovery that  cannot  be  displaced by a
library of quack  cures and advertised  nostrums.    No  finer climate
could be desired than that  of the
Similkameen  for the afflicted consumptive,   asthmatic   or   catarrhal
patient.    Every wind bears healing
on its wings in this vicinity ; ozone
from  the  salt Pacific in   the west,
all around the appetizing breath of
fir, pine and balsam,   and from the
north  and east come crisp gusts of
microbe killing air fresh off Rocky
peak  and   rolling   prairie;   these,
with the mineralized waters to be
had make it specially curative.    If
the government  would   permit Dr.
Fagan to visit the Similkameen and
especially the section nearer Hope
rrjipuntains, there is -liWe doubt but
that he would recommend the location of a proposed sanitarium there.
The railway,  when   built,   would
afford  all   the   transportation   re
^quired.
Reciprocity  is   fast  becoming a
live issue in  American politics and
is also  being discussed by the public men of Canada with an earnestness  that   will   ripen   into  action
without waste of time.    The benefits to be derived  from   reciprocity
by Canada  are  so well known and
proved by actual experience in the
sixties of last  century  that it has
been the subject of repeated efforts
to  again    establish   a   reciprocity
treaty with the United States.    The
levelling  up  of the  tarifi between
these two countries will have a peculiar  interest  to all using mining
machinery much of which can only
be procured in the  United States.
Where   mining  is   in   the elementary stage, as it is in  the Similkameen, there cannot be too little duty
on mining  machinery  for the encouragement  of this  important industry.    The ultimate  end, if not
the aim, of reciprocity is in the removal of all  barriers to freer trade
and the establishment of more cordial  relations  between the nations
of the earth.    There is no valid reason why  the whole of Anglo-Sax-
ondom should not be linked together
by reciprocity or free trade and thus
hasten the day  when shall be consummated the great brotherhood of
nations and of man.
HPHIRTY days from date I  intend to apply to
*  the Chief Commissioner of I,ands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands :—
Commencing at a post marked L. Quinville's
N.E. corner and adjoining W, N. Murray's N.W.
cornea,
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains west,"
chains north, 80 chains east, back to   post,
all 640 acres. L. QUINVILLE, Locator,
JOS. GRAHAM, Agent.
Nicola, Dec. n, 1903
NOTICE.
'TMxirty days after date I intend to apply to the
*   Chief Commissioner of I ands and Works for
a license to prospect for coal on the following described land:—
Commencing at a post on the east and adjoining Jos. Graham's coal location;
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains east, 80
chains south, 80 chains west, back to post, containing in all 640 acres.
H. W. ELLIOTT, Locator,
JOS. GRAHAM, Agent.
Nicola, Dec. 8, 1903.
NOTICE.
Queen Alexandria and Marquis of Lome mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where located:
Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, Robert Stevenson, agent for
Ernest Victor Bodwell, free miner's certificate
No. B79660, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
NOTICE.
"D-C" mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district. Where
located: On Otter creek, west of and near
McPhail's ranch.
Take notice that I, Sydney R. Almond, acting
as agent for the other owners and myself: i. e.,
John A. Cairns, free miner's certificate No. B
56324, James Snowden, free miner's certificate
No. B72028 and Sydney R. Almond, free miner's
certificate No. B74427, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a crowji grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 21st day of September, a.c. 1903,
S. R. ALMOND.
NOTICE.
In spite of all the faults and failings of professing christians and in
spite of the pharisaic conduct of
some who love to sit in the prominent seats of the church and who
profane the consecrated edifice with
vile gossip, the Bible continues to
be the one Book which alone can
comfort when friends have deserted.
It throws out the life line to the
sin wrecked mariner on the billowy
sea of life, but for the self-righteous
and hypocrite it offers little hope of
rescue.    The  greatest  Book of all
time.
Morning Star and Blue Bell mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of
Yale district.  Where located: Summit camp.
Take notice that Alexander D. Ross, free miner's certificate No. B72016, intends, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a certificaie of improvements for the purpose
of obtaining a crown grant of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, A.D. 1903.
Alex. D. Ross.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To GEORGE H. SPROULE or whomsoever he
may have transferred his interest in Mount
Temple mineral claim, situate on Rabbit
Mountain on the Tuiameen river and about
one and one-half miles from Otter Flat in the
Yale mining district in the province of British
Columbia.
You are hereby notified that I have expended $214.00 in labour and improvements upon the
above mentioned mineral claim under the provisions of the Mineral Act, and if within
ninety days from the date of this notice
you fail or refuse to contribute your proportions of the above mentioned sum, being $107.00,
which is now due and payable, together with
all costs of advertising, your interest in said
claim will become the property of the undersigned, under Section 4 of the Mineral Act
Amendment Act, 1900.
Dated this 21st day of November', 1903.
M. McGONIGLE, Fairview.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To GEORGE H. COLLINS, of the City of Greenwood, B.C.
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, j 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 Little Pittsburgh, Whale, Bullon Beck and Florence
mineral claims, situate on Twenty-Mile creek, in
the Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District, British Columbia, together with all costs of
advertising, your interest in said claim shall become vested in your co-owner, Thomas Brad-
shaw, of Twenty-Mile Creek, Free Miner, who
has made the required expenditure.
The amount due by you in respect of each of
the said mineral claims, not including costs, is
$25.62^.
Dated this 21st day of November, 1903.
THOMAS BRADSHAW.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To ANTONIO SCARPELLI and any person to
whom he may have transferred his interest in
the Victoria and Two Brothers mineral claims
situate at 16-Mile Creek in the Osoyoos mining
division of Yale district.
You are hereby required to take notic e that I
have expended for recording certificates of work
done on the above claims for the years ending
Tune 10, 1901 and June 10, 1902, the sum of Ten
Dollars, being an expenditure nee essary to enable me to hold said claims and you are herety
required to   contribute your share or proportion of such expenditure, namely, Three Dollars
and thirty-three  and one-third cents, together
with all cost of advertising.   If you fail or refuse
to contribute such amount, including advertising, within ninety days from date of first publication of this notice in the Similkameen Star,
your interest will become vested fn me, your co-
owner, under the provisions of the Mineral Ac t
and Amending Acts.
Dated this 12th day of December, 1903.
FRANCESCO FERA..
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
Similkameen mineral claim, situate in the Sim-
" ilkameen   mining  division of Yale district.
Where located : On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves,, free miner's
certificate No. B72044 acting for myself and John
McLean, free miner's certificate No. B61810, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to abply to
the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown
grant of the above claim.
.*nd further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 3rd day of October, K503.
i^fcgff. Groves.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
The choice made by the liberal
Anuie L. mineral claim.   Situate in the Similkameen    Mining    Division   of Yale district.
Where located : Copper Mountain.
Take notice  that I,   F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for A. W. Smith, free miner's certificate
No. B71517 and Patrick H. Kennedy, free miner's
certificate    No.    B56376,   intend,     sixty    days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above
claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 24th day of November, 1903.
Huckleberry mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : Kelly creek.
Take notice that Alexander D. Ross, free miner's certificate No. B72016,   intends, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, A.D. 1903.
Alex. D. Ross.
50   REARS'
EXPERIENCE
Summit No. 2 mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division  of Yale district.
Where located : Summit Camp.
Take notice that Frank Lambert, free miner's
certificate No. B77121, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take rotice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, A.D. 1903.
Frank Lambert.
NOTIdli
j^OTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
i J! date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 160 acres of mountain land, described as follows: commencing at a post
marked Frank Bailey's S.E. corner, at the S.W.
corner of lot 1968, thence north to the N.E. corner
of lot 2465. thence following the boundary of said
lot 2465 to the S.W. corner of same on the north
bank of the Similkameen, thence down the Similkameen river to point of commencement and
containing 160 acres more or less.
FRANK BAILEY, Applicant.
Dated November 6th, 1903. .
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NOTICE.
Arlington, Canadian Belle, Canadian Boy Fraction, mineral claims^Vsituate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : On Copper mountain, east of
Wolf creek.
Take notice that I, N. F. Towns end, acting as
agent for Richard Seeman free miner's certificate No. B75477, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 21st day of August, A.D, 1903.
N. F. Townsend.
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January, 23, 1904.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Wonderful Imagery.
The following, though true in some
particulars, is a raw example of the imaginative gift which some of Uncle
Sam's reporters possess in a rare degree : "Chicago, Jan. 18.—Henry Herbert Pigott, who wOn notoriety in 1901 by
eloping with his wife's niece, Charlotte
Bryan, taking with him funds amounting
to $500,000 has been arrested with the
woman at Princeton, B.C. The capture
was made after a long chase on dog
sleighs through a wild, mountainous
country."
[Piggott left Princeton last spring for
the coast and neither he, his ghost, his
paramour nor his dog have been seen,
much less captured, in firinceton. All
that remains of Pigott here is a gopher
pasture on One-Mile, and a leery-looking
cabin on which the owl and the bluejay
perch in ominous solitude while within
the bushytailed rat has strewn the place
with remnants of underwear and littered
the bed beside which poor Piggott is supposed to have knelt. No one here ever
gave him credit for having more than
500 cents, which does not jibe well with
the 500,000 theory. The 'unkindest cut
of all' is in stating that he was captured
on dog sleighs, which is a direct insult to
the Similkameen canine, hot one of which
would be disgraced by pulling a pound
while there is an abundance of the noble
cayuse.   Try again A.P.]
F. W. GROVES,
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON,     -   -     B. C.
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F. R. Whitwell leaves soon via Midway for Spokane, where he will stay a
short time and then go to his old home in
New York state. llilll
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
$2,000,000. Reserve Fund $1,700,000.
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.
Ra Ha ROGERS
M.A., B.C.I,.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
OLALLA P.O.
Similkameen, BmCm
TlCttlTS
myrtle
Navyt
Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada
NOTflCE.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to the
ChiefGoinmissioner of Dands and Works for
a licence to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Situate about 3 miles south of Princeton, commencing at the south-west corner of J." M.
Wright's coal claim,
And running south 80 chains, west 80 chains,
.north 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acresMfe
C. I,. FRENCH, locator.
C. O.-FRENCH, Agent.
Located Dec. 4,1903  .
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WHOLESALE
DRY GOODS
MANTJFACTTJitEBS OF
Clothing, Top Shirts and
Underwear*
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.
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT   &   OILMAN,
PROVINCIAL
ASSAYERS
THE VANCOUVER ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Keliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days from
date I will make application to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 100 acres, more or less.of mountain land, described as follows: Commencing
at a post marked V.F.M. & D. Co., S.W. corner,
thence due east to the west bank of the Similkameen river, thence along west bank of Similkameen river in a northerly direction to the mouth
of Whipsaw creek to the intersection of the east
line of 1,01*148 with south bank of Whipsaw
creek, thence due south along east line of I^ot
148 to S.E. corner of I,ot 148, thence 20 chains
due south to point of commencemerijftyy
Vermilion Forks Mewing &j£bvei.opment
Co'y, Limited. E. Waterman,
Dated Princeton, Oct. 27,1903. Agent.
PidaSCETON   BOARD    OF    TRADE—Rooms
centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
C. E. Thomas, E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
Subscribe for the $&tar, only $2
per annum, n^      ;\jl
Hedley City Stored
A Complete New Stock of General Merchandise always on hand,
CONSISTING OF A FUIvL LINE OF
Groceries, Dry Goqfte, 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 Ejnderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
J. A. SCHUBERT.
iStHi-:Wti-
Wood, Vallance & Leggat, Ltd.,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Miners', Logging and Mill supplies
|w WIRE ROPE A SPECIALTY,
B.C. Agents for the Canadian Steel and Wire
Co., Field Fence--=Prices on application
VANCOUVER, B. C. 31
MURALO WALL FINISH.    §
This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its durability, pretty|tints, and the easy mode of mixing 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, ]L
VANCOUVER, B. C.
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The Vancouver Breweries, LM.
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
Cascade Beer    <£ Alexandra Stout
Ginger Beer      <£ Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first-
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
DOERING & MARSTRAND & RED CROSS BREWERIES,
VANCOUVER, B. C
If you want First Class Footwear
Insist upon   -
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BOOTS  &  SHOES
Nothing equals them for Style, Fit, Finish and Wear,
flaple Leaf and King Quality Rubbers.
||j| WHOLESALE   ONLY. -|p
Vancouver, B. C. J. LECKIE CO., Limited.?
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
January 23, 1904
HIKING NOTES.
' For the last week of 1903 the output of
the Boundary was 15,941 tons> making
the total tonnage of the Boundary for the
last 12 months, subject to revision, 634,-
426 tons. The Granby mines lead, with
a little short of 400,000 tons, the Mother
Lode next, with 130,000 tons; then comes
the Snowshoe, with 71,212 tons. For the
last week the shipments were: Granby
mines to Granby smelter, 12,030 tons;
Mother Lode to Greenwood smelter,
2^04 tons ; Emma to Granby, Trail and
Nelson smelters, 750 tons; Senator to
Granby smelter 99 tons ; Oro Denoro to
Greenwood and Granby smelters, 428
tons; Athelstan and Jackpot to Greenwood and Granby smelters, 330 tons.
"The Waterloo Consolidated company
will declare its first dividend of % cent a
share, amounting to $3,000, on January
15," said Charles Wolf, secretary of the
company. "There will be a balance of
from $4,006 to $5,000 on hand after that
is paid." A deal has been pending to
consolidate the Waterloo mine in Camp
McKinney, Similkameen district, with
the property of the Fontenoy company,
which adjoins it. The Dunsmuir interests of Victoria control the Fontenoy.
It is not known whether they will go into
the deal. Reports from Camp McKinney
say that the Waterloo has come into 18
inches of high grade ore in the 210-foot
level. Assays of $180 to $400 are reported. Waterloo stock is holding at
S}4 and 9X cents.
The year 1903 has been the most successful one in the history of the Crow's
Nest Pass Coal Co. notwithstanding the
serious strike which tied up the collieries for a couple of months and which
threatened the life of the metalliferous
mining industry of the province. The
total output for the year is 661,118 tons.
The mines are being rapidly developed
and an increased output over that of 1903
is expected. The coal mines of the Similkameen, though yet to be thoroughly
tested for their coking qualities, for other
purposes are superior to the Crow's Nest
article and only await the railway to
command the coast marked for their product.
J. B. Hobson has recently returned
from the east where he had been to attend a meeting of the Consolidated Cariboo Hydraulic Mining Co., he being
managing director. He goes shortly to
California to dispose of some investments
he has there the proceeds of which he
will re-invest in British Columbia. This
is complimentary to this province and
assuredly proof enough of an abiding
faith in the mineral wealth of the country and he will in future make his home
in B.C. Possessed of. some wealth and
a. lot of brains and energy Mr. Hobson
represents a type of men sorely needed
in this country. The field for exploitation is unlimited and he believes it to be
the greatest field in the world for investment. In the timber and fruit resources
alone he sees inexhaustible sourcesrofj
wealth.
JAS. CLARK
WATCHMAKER
^and Jeweller
ALL   WORK WARRANTED
Hedley and Princeton
OOQOQOQQOOOOOQOOOOOOOQOQOO
Straight
Party
Lines
WE ARE EXCLUSIVELY
SHOEMAKERS
AND CAN GUARANTEE
Style, Comfort and Durability
IN FOOTWEAR
MANUFACTURED
BY US.
TOl AMES
HOLDEN
Company
OF MONTREAL, LTD.
VANCOUVER   BaCa
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Just Qpeeed
COMMERCIAL
HOTEL
First Class Dining Room
Hedley
City
Newly fine*
Good Beds
 No Chinese Employed.	
BEST BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
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DRIARD HOTEL
NICOLA LAKE
The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
l$| Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
W        TELEPHONE* BATH.    £ ./,..
Headquarters ifor Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
£
For   Connoisseurs   Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
R.P.RITBET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
"A GOOD HAND
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NICOLA
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is situated at the
foot of Nicola Lake,
which is one of the most beautiful lakes in the
Province, and from which flows the Nicola
River, which is noted for its excellent trout
fishing. NICOLA is also the key to the great
Similkameen, Granite Creek, and Aspen Grove
Mining Camps, and is the nearest point to
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WILL ALWAYS
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January, 23, 1904.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Farmers for Canada.
It must be with very mixed feelings
that any person interested in the future
of English agriculture will read the announcement that a party of nine hundred farmers will leave Yorkshire for
Canada this spring. The yeomen of
Yorkshire are the pick of our people.
They can boast a purer pedigree than any
save a few families among the nobles and
gentry. They have stuck to the soil generation after generation, except during
those periods when called to twang the
bow or fix the bayonet in their country's
service. And now they are going from
us, to be followed by others of their kith
and kin, and more of the agricultural
community from other parts of the
United Kingdom. And as these sturdy
British yeomen leave our shores, there
will arrive, in order to keep up the statistics of population, lest it should be said
that we are a diminishing race, undersized, underfed foreign undesirables, the
scum of continental cities, rats from the
sewers of Europe. These Yorkshire
farmers are gcing to Canada. For that
fact, at any rate, let us be thankful.
They leave the mother country but they
stay within the Empire. They are not
altogether lost to us. On the broad fertile plains and hills and valleys of the
west we wssh them golden fortunes.
Making due allowance for the bright colors of a sanguine optimism, there is no
doubt that their prospects are far brighter
across the Atlantic than they have been
here tor thirty >ears past.—London Express. : ;■        	
Our Solar System.
"If I were asked what is the greatest
fact that the intellect of man has ever
brought to light I should say it was this :
Through all human history our solar system—sun, planets and moons—have been
flying through space towards the constellation Lyra, with a speed of which we
have no example on earth. To form a
conception of this fact the reader has
only to look at the beautiful Lyra and
reflect that for every second of the clock
we are ten miles nearer that constellation.
Every day that we live we are nearer to
it by almost a million miles. We approached it by tens of thousands of miles
while the writer was penning these lines,
and the reader has been carried nearer
by a thousand miles while perusing them.
When and how did this journey begin,
when and how will it end ? Before this
tmr science stands dumb. The astronomer can tell no more about the beginning or the end of the journey than the
untutored child. He can only impress
on the minds of his followers the magnitude of the problem."—Professor New-
comb in "Astronomy for Everybody."
Humorous.
A man went into a hotel and left his
umbrella in the stand with a card bearing
this inscription attached to it: "This umbrella belongs to a man who can deal a
blow of 250 pounds weight. I will be
back in ten minutes." On returning to
seek his property he found in its place a
card thus inscribed : "This card was left
by a man who can run twelve miles an
hour.    I shall not return."
She—Did father say anything about
your being too young? He—Well, yes;
but he said that I'd age rapidly after we
were married and I had to pay your bills.
Mr. Jones—I think I'm going to have
appendicitis. Mrs. Jones—Oh, you do ?
Well, I think I'm going to have a new
hat, and your appendicitis can wait.
"When yon stahts in findin fault," said
Uncle Eben, "you wants to stop an remember dat you's takin' upajobdat's
might liable to never git finished."
THE:
A. E. HOWSE COMPANY
:LIMITED
Nicola Lake and Princeton
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Several lines at a reduction
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The Time for Big Bargains
Fine Stock of Fresh Groceries
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PRESENT PRICES ()F
LOTS
From $2.(fo to $10.
Per Front Foot.«*oS
Size of Lots 50x100
Ft. and 33x100 Ft.
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
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BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tuiameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
FINE CLIMATE
and PURE WATER
ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM
Send for Map and Price list to pi m&$ *& &
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