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^^ Railway Construction Into Similkameen Assured.
IMILKAMBN
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Similkameen Contains Large Area of Virgin Mineral Ground—Country Abounds with Fish and Game.
Coal is Mined in the Town of Princeton and Sold at $3 per Ton—The Rivers and Creeks are Auriferous—Vast Possibilities for Lode Mining.
Vol. v.   No. 12.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, JULY 2, J904.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
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RAILWAY NOTES
Competing    Lines   Extending
Into the Territory of
Their Rivals.
Princeton in the Fast, Present   and
Future—Subsidy $300 Yearly
for Doctor.
Although there is no positive information that the Great Northern will build
into the Similkameen this year all indications point to an early beginning. The
explorations now going on in the southeastern portion of the Similkameen by a
corps of engineers together with the
avowal of President Hill's representative
in this province that construction would
be vigorously prosecuted as a sequel to
an extension of the V.V. & E. charter
reasonably fortify the belief that work
cannot longer be delayed. There are
extraneous coincidences which also give
strong coloring to that belief. It is evident that three great competitive railway
systems are desirous of securing the immense tonnage which must result from
the development of the vast mineral
fields of Washington and British Columbia. The C.P.R. is reaching out to Spokane, the Burlington or Harriman system is already at Seattle and (he Great
Northern will, within a month, be able
to cross the Fraser on the new bridge and
land passengers and freight at the very
door of the Canadian Pacific in Vancouver. Officials of the Canadian road openly
assert that their company will race the
Great Northern into the Similkameen.
A party of Great Northern engineers
are at Molson and are running the line
over the divide between Kettle river and
the Okanagon.
Chas. Richter has secured the Osoyoos
hotel at Osoyoos lake in anticipation of a
big trade during railway construction.
All railway contracts on the G.N.R. in
the Boundary are expected to be com
plete in September.
Past, Present and Future.
Princeton is no exception to other frontier towns in that it has few of the accessories and none of the professions which
usually make up the aggregate of a city's
business and population. No one, who
has not lived on the confines of civilization, can realize the hardships and privations encountered in a town "150 miles
from nowhere," without rail or wire communication. Social discrepancies, village tattle and hope of prosperity oft deferred combine to mar the pleasure of
what ought to be a happy family of
neighbors and fellow citizens. True,
"smaller the rat-pit fiercer the fight,"
but western towns grow arid prosper, then
all discordances are swallowed up in the
vortex of forgetfulness. Princeton is the
cleanest little town in the west—without
a crime to its record. Its people go in
and out without lock or key and there is
none to fear. The future is rosy with
promise. They who have sown and spun
will reap the warp and woof of ample
reward and a goodly heritage. To those
on the outside who desire to benefit their
monetary condition the invitation is—
come ! There is neither lawyer, minister,
banker, dentist nor doctor in Princeton.
In the case of the latter the government
gives a subsidy of $300 yearly. There is
thus presented a fine opportunity for all
who come early and get established in
advance of the railroad. Experts pronounce this the greatest copper-gold district in the world.
A Live Institution.
The next regular meeting of the board
of trade will be held Thursday evening
at 8 o'clock. There is important business to be transacted, as well as the
consideration of the necessity for an un
assisted government school; appropria
tions for roads, river conservancy ancV
trails; regulation of wild cattle annoyance within town precincts; discussion
of ways and means for water and electric
light supplies, and resolution urging the
Dominion and Provincial governments
to establish a school of mines at Princeton. The reported visit of President Hill
of the Great Northern to the Similkameen will afford an opportunity for the
board to invite him to be a guest and possibly receive his address on "reciprocity."
A full attendance is requested for next
meeting when all arrearages in respect of
dues are cordially invited to be provided
for and new members initiated.
Gold-Dredging Lease.
C. F. Law arrived from Otter Flat last
Sunday, going on to Five-Mile the following day where he has recently purchased that fine ranch, known as Holmes'
flat. Its soil is fertile, the situation(
makes it eligible for various purposes,
and it is considered a very profitable
investment. Mr. Law has applied for a
five-mile gold-dredging lease on the Tuiameen river which he considers one of the
finest dredging propositions in the province. It is almost certain that gold-
dredging is destined to be one of the
leading industries of the Similkameen
and those who avail themselves of present opportunities will, doubtless, receive
their money back with manifold increase.
Mr. Law will accompany Messrs. Armstrong and Kiddie on a tour of inspection
through the Similkameen next week.
The former is a famed railway and bridge
contractor and the latter is the successful
manager of the Ladysmith smelter on
Vancouver island.
Frank Webb, brother of H. C. Webb,
arrived in town frpm Vancouver on
Thursday.
LOCAL BRIEFS
Items of  Local and   General
Interest Condensed for
Busy Readers.
Prospectors Make Annual Assessments
on Their Properties With
Good Results.
The man in the moon has his eye on
the Walla-Walla.
The J. M. MacGregor Publishing Co.
of Vancouver sent a lot of circulars to
this office showing the great variety of
good and useful literature which they
serve the public with. Anyone desiring
ah agency for their books or wishing
to purchase should write to the above
address.
Jack McFarlane and Bob Cramer are
at work on the porphyry dyke at Boulder
creek.
"Smoky" Chisholm is slowly recovering at Kamloops hospital from the bullet
wound in his leg received in a shooting
affray last April.
C. Willerson and P. Johnson leave in a
few days for Nicola and Aspen Grove
where they have a large amount of assessment work to do. For the past few
weeks they have been working on Copper
and Kennedy mountains complying with
the law and improving their mineral properties.
Ernest Waterman received the sad intelligence last week of the death of his
)stepfather, Col. Hutton, of Tapton Croft,
Sheffield, England. Col. Hutton had
j been seriously ill for some time previous
and his death was not unexpected.
Lawn tennis has won some new devo
tees recently and practise is the order of
the club.
J. L. McDaniel, W. W. Blevins, Thos.
Hall and Jack McLean came in from
Slate creek, Wash., on Saturday last by
'way of the Pasayton river.. They were
a week covering the distance, about 60
miles, which was due to the bad condition of travel.
H. W. Harding, for over a year in E.
Voigt's mining camp, Copper mountain,
has gone to Comox, B.C., leaving therein
the fall for England.
J C. G. Hilder, of Port Haney, Fraser
river, came in on his bike from Spence's
Bridge last Sunday. He is aglow with
the scenic beauty of the country and
lured a lot of trout from the lakes and
streams en passant. Mr. Hilder is enquiring for fruit and agricultural land
and is likely to become a permanent resident.
Born—On the 29th inst., the wife of J.
E. Coulter, of a son.
The revenue for the Similkameen mining division is in excess of any previous
year for the month of June.
Fred Wampole and Ben Baker have
returned from doing assessment work on
the Savoy, Golden Cross and Comstock
mineral claims. They have a good showing of gold-bearing quartz with assays
from $14 up to $50. Their locations are
at the head ot Nine-Mile and on the
slope of Granite creek, about 10 miles
from town.
R. Norman and E. F. Brown are recent
arrivals at Otter Flat.
W. C. Lyall was elected school trustee
last Saturday.
Joe Fitzharris was in town this week
and reports development of his mineral
property on Elliott creek has shown up
an increasing body of ore as progress is
made. He will have specimens at the
Spokane exhibition.
Sale of Lots at Hedley.
The sale of government lots at Hedley
on Monday last was conducted by C. A.
R. Lambly of Fairview in the presence
of a large number of buyers. The receipts amounted to $6,000, which in view
of so many other attractions for capital
in the district, is a good indication of the
stability and future outlook of Hedley.
No one doubts that the real estate bought
on Monday will double and treble in
value within a year. Present conditions
warrant that prediction and the smelter
or railway will abundantly fulfil it. As
high as #435 were paid for a corner lot,
inside lots, running from $40 upwards.
The sale was conducted in a fair and
businesslike manner, and the results cannot be other than satisfactory to the government which has so much need of a.
windfall at present.
Many Inquiries About Princeton.
• James Hill left Vancouver last Saturday and arrived in Princeton Monday
night, coming from Spence's Bridge on
his bike. He delivered a newspaper at
Nicola the second day after publication,
arriving here three days out, feats unknown in these districts where the iron
horse has not, as yet, male a footprint.
Great preparations were in progress in
Vancouver for the celebration of Dominion Day. Mr. Hill states that he had
many inquiries-regarding Princeton, and
that a more lively interest was manifest
since railway news was so encouraging.
He rode a new Massey-Harris bike which
gave good satisfaction on the mountainous roads. He goes out by way of the
Okanagon.
It is intended to revive the Sunday,
school for some time dormant, to which
the attention of parents and others is directed and their support invited. School
organization tomorrow at 3 o'clock. Mrs.
Lyall has kindly consented to furnish-
music.
Billy Small, the stage driver injured in
a runaway accident last fall is stall an
invalid and many of his friends are anxious for his recovery.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
July 2, 1904
One Year,
$2.00
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C.
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager.
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
Payable in Advance.
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.
I,egal notices io and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising. I
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
MINING AND AGRICULTURE.
This is the | growing time" in
the history of British Columbia.
From the Pacific coast to the Rockies
and from the international boundary
to far Cassiar and Yukon there is
progress, development and business
- expansion. When one considers
the illimitable resources in mineral,
' timber, fish and agriculture, the
wonder is that this country has so
long remained undeveloped. The
early settlers of the province were
very jealous of the newcomer or
tenderfoot lest he should encroach
upon some of his broad acres and
acquire a home. They misrepresented the quality of the land and
the clirqate to intending settlers, at
the same time they went on increasing their own acreage until today
enormous tracts of the finest agricultural and grazing lands are held
by a few grabbers. Those men,
with the passive consent of the
governments of the day are the
real cause of the undeveloped condition of agriculture. The fruitgrowing qualities of the soil and
climate are almost perfection, yet
fruit is imported into the Similkameen from California and freighted
120 miles from the nearest railroad
station. Hither the government or
the people are out of harmony with
nature or this undeveloped condition of the fruit industry would
. not prevail. While, as intimated,
there is general progress through-
oat the province, there are two industries which require immediate
attention and fostering care—they
are mining and agriculture.
The department of mines in the
provincial government has been the
subject of much adverse criticism
by men of all political creeds. So
much so, that unless a radical
change is made in its conduct the
mining constituencies will be goaded
to self-protection by the formation
of an independent political party.
As is well known, mining is the
most sensitive industry known.
As such it requires men at the head
of the department who have a prac-
* tical knowledge of mining and who
are not averse to receiving counsel
or instruction from the humblest
miner or association. Larger appropriations are needed for its efficient management and the appointment of an expert commission to
suggest, devise and report upon
ways and means for the development of mining generall}'. In this
connection the importance of a
school of mines cannot be overestimated, for, if-competent men are
needed iu official positions it is obvious that educative means must be
provided to fit them for it. Otherwise, it will be necessary to import
officials, the experience in this regard hitherto being both undesirable and very unsatisfactory.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
The opening of the bridge for
traffic across the Fraser river at
New Westminster is fixed for July
23rd. Premier McBride will be in
attendance and has promised $500
of public money to " blow in " on
the occasion. For a province that
is " up to the eyes " in debt and in
need of roads and trails everywhere
it does seem a little extravagant to
spend that amount in a purely ceremonious display and champagne
jollification. One might ask what
is the good of raising the taxes of
poor people if the money is to be
frittered away in no permanent
benefit.
The despatches announce that a
company with $50,000,000 of capital has been organized in Toronto
to operate in Brazil in various enterprises. It is not a little surprising that Canadian capital should
go abroad when there is such a fine
field for investment at home. It
reminds one, however, that money
in itself freezes out the finer sentiment of patriotism, will even sacrifice personal friendship that it may
go on increasing and accumulating,
and finally swallow all that stands
in its way. Still, money has its
proper uses and if invested in the
Similkameen it must have an elevating tendency on all concerned.
Nature study is to be added to
school work in Ontario. Its object
is to inculcate a love for the lower
animals. Under the name of vivisection many cruelties are practised
on the brute, these cruelties reacting on the operator by deadening
the sensibilities, hardening the heart
and creating a cowardly bravado in
the presence of weaker persons and
dumb animals. Nature study
ought to be introduced in medical
schools.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and T^pijks
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands :—
Commencing at a post marked A. Green's
%-$. 3, and J^-S. 4, placed on east side of Cold-
water river, at out 3 miles south of Coutlee.
And running 40 chains west, 80 chains south, 80
chains east, 80 chains north, and then 40 chains
west to point of commencement, containing 640
acres. William RiCe, Locator.
Charles Stirling, Agent.
Nicola, May 20, 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
160 acres of mountain pasture laud, 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 iriarked T.C.R's S.W. corner, thence
north 80 chains following the meander of Similkameen river, thenee 20 chains east, thence 80
chains south, thence 20 chains west to initial post.
T. C. P.KVELY,
W. F. REVKLY. Agent.
Princeton, B.C., April 21st, 1904.
NOTICE.
Kenley mineral claim, situate in the Similkar
meen 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, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where
located : On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Joseph Wright, free miner's certificate
No. B75373; J. S. C. Fraser, free miner's certificate No. B42433 and L. G. Barron, free miner's
certificate No. B57500, intend, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a certificaie of improvements for the purpose
of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements
Dated this 25th day of April, A.D. 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. B8024C, 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.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
eighty acres of second class 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.
JOHN LOVE.
Fairview, B.C., April 13, 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To ARCHIBALD GRANT or whomsoever he
may have transferred his interest in Klon-
dyke mineral claim, situate on Copper
Mountain, and about ten miles from Princeton, in the Similkameen mining division of
Yale district.
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, 3 ou fail or refuse to contribute your portion of the expenditure required by section 24 of the " Mineral Act,"
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia, 1897, in respect of the Klondyke
mineral claim, situate on Copper mountain in
the Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District, British Columbia, together with all costs of
advertising, your iuterest 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 y6u in respect of each of
the said mineral claims, not including  costs, is
$25.6214.
Dated this4th day of June, 1904
THOS. J. MCALPIN.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To W. E. WELBY and any person or persons to
whom he may have transferred his interests in
the Elbe, Sunset, Maid of the Mist and War
Cloud mineral claims situate at Camp Hedley
in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale district:
You are hereby required to take notice that we
have for the last two years done the whole of the
assessment work on the above mentioned mineral claims as required by section 24 of the mineral act and have paid for recording the several
certificates of such work, and you are hereby required to contribute your proportion cf such
work and expenditure together with ajl costs of
advertising, your said proportion amounting to
One Huudred and Fifty Nine Dollars ($159.00),
exclusive of costs.
If you fail or refuse to contribute your said
proportion and all costs of advertising within
ninety days from the date of the first publication
of this notice in the Similkameen Star, which
date is hereunder written, your interests in said
mineral claims will become vested in us, your
co-owners, under the provisions of the Mineral
Act and Amending Acts.
Dated this 4th day of June, A.D. 1904.
H. W. YATES.
J. F. CAMPBELL.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To PETER SCOTT and any person or persons to
whom he may have transferred his interest in
the Sacramento mineral claim situate at Camp
Hedley—20-Mile Creek—acjoining the Oro
Platp 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 cf the Mineral Act and have paid for recording the several certificates of such work, and you
are herel y required to contribute vour proportion of such work and expenditure, together
with all costs of advertising, your said proportion amounting to two hundred and five dollars,
($205) exclusive of costs.
If you fail or refuse to contribute your said
proportion and all costs of advertising within
ninety days from the date of the first publication of this notice in the Similkameen Star^
which date is hereunder writUn, your interest
in said mineral claim will become vested in me,
your co-owner, under the provisions of the Min*
eral Act and Amending Acts.
Dated this 30th day of April, A.D. 1904.
DANIEL BRAITHWAITE.
NOHHCE.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $-2,229,280.00. Reserve fund
and surplus profits, $2,067,080.95. 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 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.
Tempest fraction mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining division of Yale district.   Where located : Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, Ernest Waterman, agent for
the Vermilion Forks Mining Company, free
miner's certificate No. B72038, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining
recorder 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 issuano.
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements. .
Dated this 13th day of April, A.D. 1904.
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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
ofsuch Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 14th day of May, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Ada B., Ada B. Fractional and Centre Star Fractional mineral claims, situate in the  Similkameen   mining  division of Yale district.
Where located : On Copper mountain.
.Take notice  that I,  Charles Willarson, free
miner's certificate No. B63394, acting for myself
and Peter Johnson, free miner's certificate No.
B63393, and Robert O. Cramer, free miner's certificate No. 63382, and William H. Morrison, free
miner's certificaie No.   75486, and   Furman R.
Whitwell, free mrner'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.
-i.nd 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, 1904.
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July 2, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL AND GENERAL
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of
John W. Smith, formerly of the bank of
B.N.A , Greenwood, and of Princeton,
will confer a favor by addressing that
bank at Greenwood, B.C.
A grand ball was given at Reith's new
hotel. Keremeos, on the night of Dominion Day.
Although somewhat late in the season,
Geo. Aldous is experimenting with 200
lbs. of potato seed which he planted this
week.
A Hedleyite warns Princetonians to
wear their gloves when at the smelter
town and thus save a lot of trouble in
recovering them when mislaid. Was it a
case of "throwing down the gauntlet ?"
The usual celebration in Princeton on
Dominion Day was conspicuous by its
absence yesterday. A feu de joie was
set off at an early hour from Lover's
hill which awakened loyal citizens with
praise in their hearts that they live in a
free and blessed country. Flags and!
bunting, symbols of loyalty, were in
evidence—the government building being
singularly deficient in this respect. Today is also a holiday by proclamation.
Thermometer registered 95 degrees of
heat in the shade on Wednesday.
Jameson Bros, brought in five bear
skins last Sunday, probably the last of
the season, as the hair is fading.
Victor Motherwell, A. W. McFadyen
and Walter C. Clark, arrived in town on
Wednesday from Kamloops. They are
making a tour of the Similkameen and
express great admiration for its scenery
and climate and are deeply impressed
with the evidences of vast mineral wealth
observed everywhere.
A fire at Fairview latel}' destroyed the
stable belonging to McDougall &'Hine
also.a number of horses belonging to W.
E. Welby, a span of heavy freight horses
belonging to Dugald Gillespie, Okanagan
Falls, and a fine team of carriage horses
owned by Frank Richter, Keremeos.
The amount of insurance, if any, could
not be learned.
A. J. Stephenson, of Huntsville, Ont ,
and A. D. Nash, of Chesley, Out., came
in from Summerland last Sunday, going
to the coast via Hope Pass.
A drove of 200 head of stock cattle
from Washington passed through Princeton on Thursday en route to Chilcoten.
A lot of well to-do Americans have made
that country their destination this year.
Perley Russell was in town this week
from Granite creek taking the place of
H. C. Webb in F. P. Cook & Co's store
during his absence.
Du ncan and Hugh McRae left on Monday fcr Copper mountain where a survey is being made for them by F. W.
-Groves, P.L.S. Tomniie Day is also having mineral claims surveyed.
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 east and west line
on the north end of my pre-emption in Otter
Valley, thence running 20 chains north, thence
20 chains east, thence 20 chains south, thence
20 chains west to place of commencement.
F. FREMBD.
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Prospectors and others are invited to
contribute mineral specimens for an exhibit at the Spokane Fair. Specimens
should be of about 25 lbs. weight with
names of claim and owner attached. Specimens will be received by C. E. Thomas,
F. W. Groves and at the Mining Recorder's office. BY ORDER,
PRINCETON BOARD  OF TRADE.
Ra H. ROGERS
M.A., B.C.L.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
OLALLA P.O.
Simikameen¥ B„C.
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'    and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL UNO SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON.     -    -     B. C.
PELLEW=HARVEY,
BRYANT   &    GILMAN,
THE  VANCOUVER  ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
J, PIERCY & Co.,
WHOLESALE
DRY GOODS
VICTORIA, B.C
MANUFACTURERS OF
Clothing, Top Shirts and
Underwear.
and JEWELLEI
ALL   WORK WARRANTED
Hedley and Princeton
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.
Wood,
Vallance &
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p      Builder's  Supplies, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Wall
Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill Steel,
Harness and Saddlery.
Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
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[Established 12 years in Vernon.]
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This finish is more popular this year than
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shades and white. Ask your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
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BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
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Queen Beer      a* Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first=
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
July 2, 1904
S     SCIENCE JOTTINGS.
. A very interesting discovery has been
made in the Etruscan necropolis of Tar-
qninia. It consists of a coronet of modern shape, three thousandyears old. Two
hundred tombs containing helmets, a
breastplate of gold, amulets, vases, etc.,
have been opened.
The British demand for Canadian beef
is likely to be increased by the discovery
made in Glasgow slaughter houses that
only one out of 4,000 Canadian cattle is
diseased as against one out of eight home
bred. The healthier condition of Canadian cattle is believed to be due to the
greater liberty which they enjoy.
An. engraver of Odessa has engraved
the entire'Russian national hymn upon a
grain of corn,"and recently he presented
the curiosity to the czar. His majesty
has now forwarded to him through the
civil governor of Odessa a gold watch
and chain, with his thanks for carrying
out such a laborious undertaking.
A discovery of great archeological interest had been made at Cheddar, England. In the course of cutting a trench
for drainage purpose .through a bed of
cave earth, the skeleton of a man of
great antiquity was excavated. Although
the skull could only be removed in pieces
it was possible to determine that "it was
that -of a man of a period intermediate
between' the paleolithic and neolithic
ages. The bones of the leg exhibit the
charscteristic flattening peculiar to those
of that period. TJie frontal bone of the
skull is thicker than that of the present
day, while over the eyes a decided- boss
of bone demonstrates that the brows
were very prominent. The height of the
man was about 5 feet 3 inches. In close
proximity were found several flint flakes"
and knives.
Housekeeper—Why is the milk so blue?
Milkman—It's de cow, mum. She's
been feelin' blue an' sad ever since th'
calf died.
He paid her compliments before,
But now he pays her bills.
Is't just to say that marriage
A man's devotion chills?
Doc. Ketchum—By Jove ! These companies certainly know how to charge.
His wife—Never mind, dear. It's lucky
that the manager is a patient of yours.
"Arrah, you're lookin' very sad," said
Pat O'Hollahan, addressing his friend
Denis the other day. "Oi feel sad!"
responded Denis. "Oi've lost my mother-in-law. I tell you it's hard to lose
your mother- in-law!" "Hard!" exclaimed Pat. "Begorrah, it's almost impossible !"
"Is your seat comfortable, dear?" he
asked when they had got settled in the
theatre. "Yes, it is very nice," said the
wife, smiling pleasantly. "Feel any
draught, dear?" "Nota particle." "No
big hats in front of you, dear?" "Not
one." "No posts in the way?" "No;
I'm very comfortable." "Then change
seats with me, dear !"
Tim Tierney, solicitor of the city of
Detroit, and a member of congress, tells
of an Irishman in his district, a liberal-
contributor to the campaign fund and'a
strong man financially, but with little or
no education. Some of the boys thought
it would tickle the old man to propose
him for chairman of a big political meeting, but they had no idea he would accept. He did accept, however, and On
mounting the platform made the following speech : "Gintlemin of the convin-
tion, I congratuate yez most heartily
upon the choice of yure chairman. You
kin rest asshured that as long as the bul-
luk of the population constitutes the
masses of the people there will be no danger from the privileged few. The con-
vintion is now ready for bizness."
TUCHCirS
Just Opened
COMMERCIAL
HOTEL
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Newly Titled
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 No Chinese Employed.	
BEST BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS,^!
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
.WE  ARE EXCLUSIVELY
SHOEMAKERS
AND CAN GUARANTEE
Style, Comfort and Durability
IN  FOOTWEAR
MANUFACTURED
BY US.
OF MONTREAL, LTD.
WVER     BaGa
For  CONNOISSEURS  Only
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the  province.
R.P.RITflET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents.
NICOLA LAKE
WM
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The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
TELEPHONE* BATH.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Tines.
For   the  STAR
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July 2, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LIBERAL RAILWAY POLIGT.
There Cannot Be Too Many Railways
in Western Canada—Conservatives Support Laurier.
Within a couple of months two Conservative members of parliament in Manitoba have declared in favor of the Do
minion government's transcontinental
railway policy* In a letter recently published, H. A. Mullins, who formerly represented Russell district in the provincial legislature, says:
"The people of the county of Russell
gave me the highest honors they had to
bestow in 1889 when they elected me as
their representative in the local house to
look after and foster industries ; and with
the opening of the Grand Trunk Pacific
project the opportunity now offers itself
for me to reciprocate. I do not concur
with the alternative railway policy as
laid down by the Conservative party at
Ottawa.
"The policy of the Conservative party
of Manitoba has been to promote and develop the business prosperity of the province in every way and the transportation
question as represented by increased railway facilities.   The Canadian Northern
agreement has resulted in great benefit,
has stimulated great activity in new districts and has proved conclusively that
the province cannot have too many rail
roads,  and   the   people of the province
have strongly endorsed  the action of the
government   in   that  case and  without
doubt will continue to support the local
as well  as the Dominion government in
promoting further railway development
and construction.
"The Laurier administration at Ottawa
exhibits a  mott wise and commendable
appreciation of   the   necessities   of the
Northwest, as shown in  its highly successful  immigration policy, and particu
larly  in  its determination to encourage
and  assist   in   the   construction  of the
Grand  Trunk Pacific road,  which  will
give an immense impetus to the increase
in population  both in Manitoba and tht
territories and advance the   prosperity of
all  business   interests   in  a  very   large
way.
"In fact the enormous results to follow
the opening and settlement ot such a vast
territory are quite beyond my imagination to properly estimate, and are not to
be measured by the narrow bounds of anj-
political party, thought or policy. Hence
1 consider it to be entirely consistent with
sound and progressive Conservative principles to approve of and strongly endorse
the policy and legislation of the Laurier
government on the Grand Trunk Pacific
railway question as being wise and far
sighted, and in the best interests of the
entire Northwest, and calculated to result
in the opening and building up of a vast
extent of country, and in bringing about
a full realization of its magnificent possibilities."
Z^5^s°-aV.^
Promotion List Princeton School.
From Junior to Senior IV. reader—Jno.
Gulliford, Janet Stirling Findlay, Howard Aldous.
From III. to Junior IV. reader—Ralph
Blanchard Murdoch.
From II. to III. reader—Ruby Lillian
McMullen, Myrtle Edith Schisler, Lily
Gulliford.
From I. to II. reader—Edward Orval
Coulter, Charles Victor Coulter, George
Henry Gulliford.
From  1st    to  2nd  Primer—Frederick
''Clifford Schisler.
■i Rolls of Honor were awarded to the
following pupils—Proficiency, John Gulliford.
Regularity   and   Punctuality — Ruby
Lillian McMullen.
Deportment—Myrtle Edith Schisler.
The
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Of excellence which characterize the
McCORMICK
J!     LINE   OF   MOWERS
are symetrical and staunch main frame, simple and
powerful gears, perfect and frictionless bushings, direct
stroke pitman, and long steel wearing plates for the
knife. The McCormick line of mowers embraces the
Vertical Lift, New 4, New Big 4, and Little Vertical.
These machines are illustrated and described in detail
in the McCormick book for 1904, "It Takes the
ffialm, I which will be supplied free upon request.
Sold by THEJA. E. HOWSE CO'Y
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
July 2, 1904
PRINCETON
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Lots for
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PRESENT PRICES OF
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From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot.^^£
Size of Lots 50x100
Ft. and 33x100 Ft.
Terras: 1-3 Cash;
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
with interest atr6 per
cent, per annum. |gj
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PAUTIFULLY 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 *£ *£ m <£' <£
ERNEfrf WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION   FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.
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