BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

Similkameen Star 1904-04-30

Item Metadata

Download

Media
similkameen-1.0373224.pdf
Metadata
JSON: similkameen-1.0373224.json
JSON-LD: similkameen-1.0373224-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): similkameen-1.0373224-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: similkameen-1.0373224-rdf.json
Turtle: similkameen-1.0373224-turtle.txt
N-Triples: similkameen-1.0373224-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: similkameen-1.0373224-source.json
Full Text
similkameen-1.0373224-fulltext.txt
Citation
similkameen-1.0373224.ris

Full Text

 I
The Development of the Similkameen Depends on a Railway.
They Who Sow Courtesy Shall Reap Friendship;
The Coal, Ore and Placer Mining- Industries will, upon Development, Employ Half a Million Men in the Similkameen and Nicola Districts,
If You are Interested Come and See this Great Country and be Convinced of its Resources; Fine Climate; Sportsmen's Elysium.
Vol. v.   No. 3.
PRINCETON, B.G, SATURDAY, APRIL 30, J 904.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
%
Ts
DELIBERATE^ SUICIDE
Bert Roques Swallows Poison
and Farewells to Cares
of this World.
Landslides   Along  the  Rivers
Hill Dam Washout Caused
by the Freshet.
and
The layover on placer claims in this
district expires today.
Willerson & Johnson are working on
the Princeton at Kennedy mountain.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., has recently surveyed the Mogul and the Mogul fraction
on Kennedy mountain.
Al Johnson and J. Coultef came up
from Keremeos where they cut about a
quarter of a million feet of lumber for
Bullock Webster.
Geo. McCoskery, Geo. Robinson and
Homer McLean came up on Sunday from
Hedley, taking in the sights and enjoying the beauties of nature for a couple of
days.
The dam at F. P. Cook's mill was partially destroyed on Tuesday night as the
result of the spring freshet. Manager
Webb was at the breach in time and
by his assiduous efforts the damage was
limited to a few hundred dollars.
Hugh Kennedy came up from the
coast on Wednesday, coming in via One-
Mile from Aspen Grove. In crossing
that turbulent stream he and his horce
were nearly carried down it through mistaking the ford. The snow has nearly
all disappeared.
The earth on the south side of the Similkameen, extending for about 200 feet
from the b idge along the roadway, has
sunk about six inches. It is certainly on
the move, but nothing can prevent an
avalanche. All that can' be done is to
hope that the bridge may escape when it
does come.
The inquest on the man Roques found
dead by the roadside near Keremeos disclosed the fact that it was a case of
deliberate suicide. From letters found
on him addressed to friends it was evident his rash act had been contemplated.
He was an Fnglishman and about thirty-
five years of age. Death was caused by
morphine.
Roads and Bridges Damaged.
The road between here and Nicola is
impassable. Driver Chenall is barely
able to get through with the mails and
then only by packing and making a long
circuit. Bridges are gone and washouts
unnumbered prevent any freight coming
over the road and business is almost at a
standstill. How long this condition of
things will last depends entirely on the
speed with   which they are repaired as
the Otter is now subsiding. The easterly
abutment of China creek bridge in the
suburbs of Princeton went out a few days
ago. The thermometer touching 75 ° of
heat during the week melted the snow
with a rush on the mountain sides, hence
the overflow.
Fine Bridge in Danger.
The wash of the water on the cribbing
and its foundation which protects the
south pier of the Similkameen bridge,
has carried away some of the filling. If
it is not replaced with rock before the
river rises again the pier will be attacked
by the swirling water and undermined
or subject to the bombardment of swift-
running snags. Once the water gets behind the pier its case will be bad indeed.
The resident manager of the V.F.M.D.
Co., E. Waterman, has asked for the
government engineer to inspect, he also
personally conducted Mr. Shatford. M.L.
A., and superintendent Bates to the
bridge, pointing out the danger and
finally he petitioned the "Big Ogema,"
Mr. Stevenson, to remedy the defects,
but so far nothing has been done. On
whom will the blame rest if this fine
bridge should go out on the rising waters ?
Will Invest in Real Estate.
John M. Wise, hotelkeeper of south
Westminster, came in on last Saturday's
stage. He had read and heard of Princeton but had no idea of its central location and surroundings. Mr. Wise is here
on business. Having come in close social
contact with Great Northern officials during the winter Mr. Wise feels justified as
the result of such intimacy, in making
some real estate investments here or hereabouts. He went to Nine-Mile on Monday and will interview the 'spectre' there
as to eligible townsite property, etc-
By putting two and two together Mr.
Wise is convinced that the Great Northern will be the first railway into the Similkameen and that before many months
have elapsed.
Viewing the Country.
Wm. Fish, who hails from many mining camps in the U.S. was in town during
the week. For some years Mr. Fish had
'threatened' to come here in answer to
some mental promptings and also some
hints given him by a Philadelphia mineralogist. So far as he -has been able to
form an opinion from surface indications
he pronounces the country highly mineralized and from specimens he has seen
and information received as to quantity
he believes it to be rich. He intends remaining long enough in the country to
familiarize himself with it and, though
he did not say so, yet, as a reasonable
sequence it is fair to say he will invest.
J. R. M. Greenfield has been appointed
P.O. inspector vice W. H. Dorman, deceased. Mr. Greenfield has been twenty
years in the postal service.
JUMPED JTHE TRACK
Ore Car Took Leave of the
Tramway and Pounded the Ties.
Snakes at Hedley—Doubtful  About
the Railway; No Wonder-
Mirth at Club.
■ELaeHey, April 26.—Ivan Armstrong,
stenographer to the Daly Reduction Co.,
left on Friday last for his home in New
Westminster.
Owing to the defective condition of the
tramway between the Nickel Plate mine
and the stamp mill a car loaded with provisions for the mine ran off the track a
few days ago and tore things up generally. The track is being repaired and
properly ballasted.
Thos. Bradshaw is working a few men
on a claim on the Nickel Plate mountain,
about two miles up the canyon from Hedley. He has driven a tunnel 75 feet and
expects soon to cut an ore body cropping
above from which excellent assays are
obtained.
R. J. Edmonds killed the first rattlesnake of the season last Sunday. It was
basking in the sun (for the first time
probably after its winter siesta) on some
shell rock above the flume. It appeared
very sluggish after its long sleep and
Jack put it out of business by stepping
on it with the heel of his shoe.
Nothing further has been heard about
the "hot air" line to the coast since Mr.
Shatford left for Fairview late last week.
It is probably coming all right, but the
Hedley people are all from Missouri:
" You have to show them."
C. E. Oliver made the hit of the season
at the last meeting of the Twentieth
Century club in a song entitled "Mr.
Dooley." He composed a number of
topical verses dealing with various recent
occurrences in Hedley that fairly took
the crowded audience by storm. The
first issue of the "Hedley Blast," edited
by C. Schilling, was also a huge success.
W. P. Rodgers, who has been on a visit
to Chicago and other eastern cities during the past six weeks, returned to Hedley on Saturday accompanied by his brother Harry. The latter has been superintending the development of a prospect
on the coast belonging to the Marcus
Daly estate.
Dune. Woods left the other day for
camp after interviewing L. W. Shatford,
M.L.A., making himself solid with the
ladies in the Twentieth Century club and
arranging the politics of the town so
everything would run smoothly during
his absence.
The friends of John Mcintosh, who
disappeared so mysteriously from Hedley
nearly two   weeks ago will  be glad to
learn that he has turned up safe and
sound at Loonris, Wash. He stated to an
acquaintance he met there that he was
down trying to collect a back pension due
him from Uncle Sam for his services during the civil war. Scrutator.
OKANAGAN FALLS NOTES.
m
Interesting Items   from the   Pretty
Hamlet on Lake and River.
Okanagan Falls, April 20.—Poverty
row is no more. A few months ago we
were a respectable community, but lo !
and behold,there has been a great change.
The young bloods congregating on our
street corners in the evenings are seriously discussing the use of tar and feathers. What use they are going to put it
to is a mystery, but boys will be boys
wherever they may be.
One young bachelor recently reported
he was married. On further investigation it was found that he was possessor of
a cheque, which, (try as he would) had a
beastly habit of returning to him. Sorry
to say, others (in this vicinity) are married in like manner.
Bassett Bros, have just got through preparing the soil and sowing the golden
grain. We trust their yield may be an
hundredfold.
Thomas Bros, very hospitably distributed their surplus hay among the needy
stock owners this spring.
Joe Brent is about to leave us for a/    -
while—ticke mammock ilahee, copa Shingle creek—we believe Joe has a good property there.
Never mind Dick !    Cheer up old boy !-
In future do business with  a person that
pays promptly and who has some money.
Wind is much more in  demand on the
English channel than it is in Ok. Falls.
N. Nelson is making extensive improvements at the Somerset, formerly
Mexican Joe's ranch.
Walter Gillespie has offered his estate
for sale.
Andy Hamilton is lubricating the Geo-
ghegan ranch for Lord O'Kanagin.
The excitement caused by the report of
Mr. Ellis's land deal is now down to normal once more.
Under the tuition of Miss Mills, our
ever popular teacher, the school children
are certainly forging ahead remarkably.
Tony Pleasaunce is gathering his horses
preparatory to leaving for Hedley.
Jno. McLellan has returned from Fair-
view where he was remodelling the Columbia hotel.
The editor of the Okanagan Herald
recently paid us a visit.
Roads are in a deplorable condition.
Land of the mighty-timbered wold, t^,
Land where the river gleams with gold;
Where Nature pierced the azure clear,
And mirrors in the lakes appear.
Spectator.
Court of assize and general jail delivery
will be held at Kamloops on the forenoon of Friday, May 6th..
^^j^ffaaa^
 April 30, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
F-
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
April 30,
>   The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON, B.C
—BV—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E. Howse, Manager.
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
One Year,   --    .........  ja.oo
Payable in Advance.
Subscribers wUl'confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Pour weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
OPEN TJP THE COUNTRY.
Any thoughtful man will observe
by a glance at the map of Canada
the necessity for a second transcontinental railway. The great lone
regions of the northern plateaus are
all either suitable for cultivation
or mining. Enormous timber areas
and vast coal and oil fields only
await the railway. The great lakes
and rivers await the steamboat to
extend trade and commerce to the
doors of the Arctic. Surely there
is scope and reason also for another
great ocean to ocean railway. Instead of the Conservatives giving
every possible assistance to this
great undertaking they heap all
manner of obstacles in the way.
Why ? Because of the ties of parentage between them and that
spoilt child of Canada—the Canadian Pacific railway. This railway
at present has a monopoly of the
transcontinental carrying trade and
that monopoly has caused every
industry in the country to cry aloud
for relief from it. In a recent editorial the Nelson Tribune (Conservative) takes the following sensible
view of the railway question :
R "The building of the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway as speedily
as possible is almost as essential to
the upbuilding of Canada as was
the building of the Canadian Pacific
twenty years ago. There should
be no factious opposition to the
road. Had Canada waited a dozen
years, better terms might have been
made for the building of the Canadian Pacific. It is just possible, if
.a wait of a dozen years were made,
better terms might be made for the
building of the Grand Trunk Pacific. If the building of the Canadian Pacific had been delayed a
dozen years, what would western
Canada be today ? It would be a
wilderness. The people have little
patience with political faultfinders.
They want men in office to do things.
The building of the Grand Trunk
Pacific under the agreement entered
into between the Dominion government and the Grand Trunk railway
npany is a step in the direction
^^j&oVernment ownership of rail-
^waysT The step might have been
farther reaching, but great reforms
or changes are not brought about in
a day. The people of British Co-
4umbia should   be   a unit for the
m
speedy building of the Grand Trunk
Pacific railway, and the political
party that opposes its speedy building will go down to defeat, as it
should."
The foregoing is of especial significance to the people of the Similkameen who know to their sorrow
the full meaning of delayed railway
construction and election promises.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
"More railways for Canada"—
that is the Liberal war cry. It includes one for the Similkameen.
These warm, sunny days with
the buzzing of the fly, the bizzing
of the bee and the singing of the
'squito as it inserts its business
end, all remind one of the near
approach of that promised summer;
railway session.
As the debate on the Grand
Trunk Pacific advances in the commons it becomes more and more
evident that the actual leader of the
Opposition on this question is not
Mr. R. L. Borden but a C.P.R. director, Mr. E. B. Osier.
It is a matter of regret that there
should be found in the Dominion
house of commons men who resort
to every nefarious device for the
overthrow of the government and
the defeat of the Grand Trunk
Pacific railway measure. The
other day, during the debate on this
measure, the Conservative leader,
"Hon." R. L. Borden, flashed a
stolen document intended only for
members of the government and
which had the printed note on it
"private and confidential." Man's
honor is low indeed when private
knowledge is thus flaunted before
an assembly, when by this very act
he puts himself on a par with the
thief and degrades the party of
which he is a member. The man
guilty of such offensive conduct forfeits all right to the title "honora-,
ble" and his name becomes as spew
to all who think and act honorably.
Bad as the local- legislature of B.C.
is and has been nothing so utterly
indecent and ungentlemanly has
ever transpired among its members.
It is hoped the people of Canada
will draw another long breath before entrusting the guidance of public affairs to a man who has all the
propensities well defined and developed of one who would not hesitate on a dark night to appropriate
his neighbor's wood pile or the
guests of his hen roost.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,200,000. Reserve and surplus profits, $2,000,000. Interest allowed
on Savings bank deposits of one dollar and
upwards from date of deposit to date of
withdrawal. A. H. SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B.C.
i^iibscribe for the Star, only $2
per annum.
NOTICE.
Olympian mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division ofjYale 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,ifijee miner's certificate No. B42433 and t,. G. Barron, free miner's
certificate No. 857500, intend, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a certificaie oi improvements for the purpose
of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 25th day of April, A.D. 1004.
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. FRF.MBD.
Dated March 12th, 1904.
NOTICE.
VfOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
1 ' date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of l.ands and Works for permission to
purchase 160 acres of crown lands for agricultural purposes, commencing at a post marked
C. A. Joyner's N.W. corner, thence running 40
chains east, thence 40 chains south, thence 40
chains west, thence 40 chains north to place of
commencement. C. A. JOYNER.
Dated April 8, 1904.
NOTICE.
Kenley mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale district.
Where located: Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, Ernest Waterman, free
miner's certificate No. B72039 for myself and for
Edwin Barr Hall, free miner's certificate No.
B72040, intend sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements,
i   Dated this 9th day of April, 1904.
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 notice 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 necessary to enable me to hold said claims and you are herety
required to contribute vour 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 davs from date of first publication of this notice in the Similkameen Star,
your interest will become vested in me, your co-
owner, under the provisions of the Mineral Act
and Amending Acts.
Dated this 12th day of December, 1903.
FRANCESCO FERA.
STRAY MARE.
£*AME TOygY PLACE over a year ago, one
^ sorrel mare; branded IX on left shoulder.
O^ner is requested to prove property, pay
charges and take away within thil ty days, otherwise will be sold to pay expenses.
AUG. CARLSON.
Princeton, Feb. 27,1904.
F. W. (TROVES
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT   &    OILMAN,
PROVINCIAL
ASSAVERS
THE VANCOUVER ASSAY  OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
NOTICE.
Tempest fraction mineral claim, situate in the
U 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 issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 13th day of April, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is  hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
160 acres of mountain pasture land, described as
follows : Commencing at a post situated on the
south side of Similkameen river, about 8 miles
from Princeton and opposite the mouth of Whip-
saw creek   marked T.C.R's S.W. corner, thence
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. REVELY,
W. F. REVELY, Agent.
Princeton, B.C., April 21st, 1904.
NOTICE.
Ingersoll Belle mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where located: On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Hannibal I,. Jones, free miner's certificate No. B63374, Arthur B. Clabon, free
miner's certificate No. B75545, Edward Brown,
free miner's certificate No. B755i8j4and Smith
Curtis, free miner's certificate No. B75318, 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.
V;Ajnd further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 12th day of February, a.d. 1904.
NOTICE.
Magnetic mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where
located: On Kennedy mountain".
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Hannibal I,. Jones, free miner's certificate No. B63374, and Arthur B. Clabon, free
miner's certificate No. B75545, 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 12th day of February, 1904.
NOTICE.
Tune Bug mineral claim,j situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district:
Where located : On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, free miner's
certificate No. B72044, acting for self and Sydney
M.Johnson, free miner's certificate No. 641751,
and Claud M. Snowden, free miner's certificated
No. B63363, 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 claimsjtV;
And further take rotice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before ihe" issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this nth day of February, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Homestake mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located: On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Sydney M.Johnson free miner's certificate No. B41751 and Herbert R. Davidson,
free miner's certificate No. 655232, 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.
.ind furtheTj take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this nth day of February, 1004.
NOTICE.
Copperania mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Thomas Henderson, free miner's certificate No. B71943, Arthur B. Clabon, free miner's certificate, No. 675545, Edward Brown, free
miner's certificate, No. B75318, and Smith Curtis,
free miner's certificate No. B75317, intend 60 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 sec-
tion 37, nlust be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of February, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
Commencing at a post marked A. Hickling's
N.W. corner, placed on left bank of Similkameen
river, about 4J4 miles south of Princeton,
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains east,
80 chains north, 80 chains west, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
A. Hickling, Locator,
E. Waterman, Agent
Dated March 9,1904.
m
m
u
>
s
>v
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
Fiva years' extension of the charter to
build the V.V. & E. has been granted by
the federal government.
Charlie Bonniver has returned to
Princeton after being absent during the
winter and will begin work on his mineral properties soon.
J. C. Riley laid over here this week on
his way to Otter Flat to develop his mineral properties in that vicinity. Mr.
Riley intends making his headquarters
at the Flat. He was at Camp McKinney
a short time ago where he found things
rather quiet owing to the shut down of
mining operations. However, he thinks
that camp will yet be a lively one when
shipping facilities and smelting are given.
Kit Summers, the Princeton flesher,
left for the Boundary with A. Macdonald
on Thursday morning. Kit's brother Bill
will cut steak and play his part while
he is gone.
In trying to make way for the mail
coach the horse and buggy driven by
Miss Moore went off the grade and made
several revolutions towards the river on
Wednesday. Slight damage was done
and the occupants, the misses Schisler
and Miss Moore escaped unhurt.
F. P. Paddon, first assistant manager of
the C.P.R. at Penticton, was in town on
vacation tour this week. He believes
Princeton will be a great city and thinks
it an ideal place to settle down in.
Trapper McLeod made a vain attempt
to reach his line of some forty traps on
Stirling creek a couple of weeks ago.
The altitude of that section with the
encompassing mountains has a refrigerating influence upon the "beautiful"
which he found to be some ten feet deep..
Two of the traps which he dug out of the
snow had a weasel and a lynx, the latter
becoming restless gnawed his foot off and
vamoosed.
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—adjoining the Oro
Plato in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale
district.
You are hereby required to take notice that I
have, for the last four years caused to be done
the whole of the assessment work on the above
mentioned mineral claim as required by section
24 of the Mineral Act and have paid for recording the several certificates of such work, and you
are herety required to contribute vour proportion of such work and expenditure, together
with all costs of advertising, your sa^d proportion amounting to two hundred and five dollars,
($205) exclusive of costs.
If you fail or refuse to contribute your said
proportion and all cosls of advertising within
ninety days from the date of the first publication of this notice in the Similkameen Star,
which date is hereunder written, your interest
in said mineral claim will become vested in me,
your co-owner, under the provisions of the Mineral Act and Amending Acts.
Dated this 30th day of April, A.D. 1904.
DANIEL BRAITHWAITE-
Tucrars
Largest Sale in Canada
PRINCETON   BOARD    OF   TRADE—Rooms
centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
C. E- Thomas, E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
A. Bell, Treasurer.
Ra H. ROGERS
M.A., B.C.L.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
OLALLA P.O.
Simikameen, B.C.
Wood,
Vallance &
&
&SA)j.
»y*
M*\ I
r K*rJ *   ^
"v*    I
J. PIERCY & Co.,
WHOLESALE
DRY GOODS
VICTORIA, B. C
MANUFACTURERS OF
Clothing, Top Shirts and
Underwear.
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Sherwin-Wiiams'
Paints
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. LOUTLT,   Agent,
Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
IPUimnDmBfi.
For  CONNOISSEURS Only
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
R.P.RITHET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
MURALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
VANCOUVER, B. C.
At
BUY CITY ST
A Complete New Stock of General rierchan=
dise always on hand,
CONSISTING OF A FULL LINE OF
Groceries, Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes; also
Builder's Supplies, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Wall
Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill Steel,
Harness and Saddlery.
Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
J. A. SCHUBERT.
i
i
a
Subscribe for the Star, only $2
per annum.
'uraio
This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its dura=
bility, pretty tints, and the easy mode of mix=
ing and applying. Put up in 23 beautiful
shades and white. Ask your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
HNNAN, McFEELY & Co., Ltd.,*
Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,      #*
VANCOUVER, B. C.
mmtt Breweries, t
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
Cascade Beer    4* Alexandra Stout
Ginger Beer      *£ Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first-
class Hotels, Liquor 5tores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
DOERING & MARSTRAND & RED CROSS BREWERIES,
VANCOUVEP, B. C
NICOLA
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
the    C.     P.    R.   ^^^^^^J***^^^**
L
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
April 30, 1904
THE TRIP OF THE TRAPPER
AND THE TENDERFOOT
3*
200 MILES TO SEE THE SUNSET
Singular Prescription for the Cure of
Smallpox—Prevailing Instinct in
Small Boy to Acquire Property
by Stealth Marks Him for Future
Railway President—Hearing the
Sunset.     	
By Stanley Mayaul.
[All Rights Unreserved.]
[Continued from Last Week.]
"I don't think much of Indians nohow," said Brown, "poor, miserable
wretches, but I saved a whole tribe of
'em once.     They'd  got small pox here
'-^i-pretty bad, dying like rotten sheep.
\hnw von the cemetery soon.    Iwas
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
TofeEORGE 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, iqoo.
Dated this 21st day of November, 1903.
M. McGONIGLE, Fairview.
Straight
%
i'ii
/ ""show you the cemetery soon, iwas buying furs at the time. They 'most all
knew me. They were badly scar't and
asked me for a cure. I rtrjldthem to
. catcha_good healthy skunk and drink
\L^ the__broth of it diluted with watq—it
cured the epidemic all right. You see,"
he added, with a touch of grim humor in
his tone, "it made 'em smell so bad that
they had to keep away from each other—
isolation did the rest."
"Brown,"  I asked, "did it ever occur
to you what an excellent specific it would
\i      make against creditors?"    "I never had
A\    any," he painfully remarked.
We took lunch at a road house on the
trail.    There was a small boy there who
borrowed my jack knife and finding it of
satisfactory  make   steered   off into  the
woods.    He will some day be president
of the  Canadian  Pacific railroad, he has
all the characteristic features of one well
marked.   He. had a little sister who had
a pet cow of her own.    Presently a lady
Brown knew dropped in for lunch—she
had a baby  about three months old with
her.    The  little  girl borrowed the baby
to play with.   I expected that she also
would steer off into the woods with it,
but she knew better.    Brown, who, I sup-
J/pose, knows his own business best, offered   to   swap her the baby for the cow.
■pV /"No,"  she answered,   "babies   are   all
J J right, but there is more money in cows."
I'm glad I haven't two children like that.
They'd be  trading me off for a second
hand rip-saw.    Such mercenary precocity
seemed to make Brown unusually dismal
and as we started he told  me another
starvation story.    I forget the scene of its
happening, somewhere in Canada in the
spring time.
Brown was trapping in the woods and
a man called at his shack one night.  He
was  clamoring  for food and quite lightheaded.    He offered Brown venison but
he replied "No ! no,! ! no more meat.    I
never want meat again so help me Jimmy
Johnson.     I want bread.    Look at this!"
"This" was a portion of the leg of a prospector companion who had started out
with him a month before.     Crossing a
creek a pack horse was drowned and all
their grub lost.    His companion got hurt
and  eventually died.     For fifteen days
the survivor had lived on his flesh, car-
ojng portions   of it  with him as he re-
asiged his steps.  The alternative of starvation or cannibalism, the horrid burden
and its awful  associations had rendered
him   demented.    It   really  is surprising
%ow  Brown  keeps his youthful appearance through so many trying and terrifying experiences.    I think it is his Micaw-
ber-like faith  in  the future that annihilates in him the ravages of the present
and the  past and enables him to renew
his youth like the seagull.    But he isn't
daunted by ordinary difficulties anyway.
For instance,  our stopping place that
night was at a trail side farm house.  We
[Continued on page 5.]
Lines
Just Opened
COHgClAL
HOTEL
first Class Dining Room
Medley
Cily
Newly fitted
1
\>
WE ARE EXCLUSIVELY
SHOEMAKERS
AND CAN GUARANTEE
Style, Comfort and Durability
IN FOOTWEAR
MANUFACTURED
BY US.
_    MES
HOLDEN
OF MONTREAL, LTD.
VANCOUVER   B.G.
50   YEARS'
EXPERIENCE
Trade Marks
Designs
Copyrights &c.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
invention is probably patentable. Communications strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest agency for securingpatents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
Scientific jlmerkai
A handsomely illustrated weekly. I.nrgest circulation of any scientific journal. Terms, $3 a
year: four months, $1. Sold by all newsdealers.
"'"""" & Co.361Broadway- flew York
Branch Orifice, 625 P St., Washington, D. C.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
BEST
 No Chinese Employed	
Brands liquors and cigars always in stock
special attention paid to travellers jgfm
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
NICOLA LAKE
The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
TELEPHONE' • BATH.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
■*>. „,
m*£
To GEORGE H. COIvUNS, of the City of Greenwood, B.C.
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, 3 ou fail or refuse tccontribute 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 thiS2ist day of November, 1903.
JAS. CLARK
WATCHMAKER
■p    and JEWELLER
ALL   WORK  WARRANTED
Hedley and Princeton
PUBLIC
TASTE
ClGAFt
Subscribe for the Star, only $2
per annum.
For   the STA
c^     a\ * H For   the i> 1 Alv
i^UDSCriOC  For   the  STAR
 295-
Aprtl 30, 1904
THE| SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
1
TRAPPER AND TENDERFOOT.
• • ■ • [Continued from page 4.] -
had for some time been in a region where
roads were not. The tota.l accommodation consisted of three beds in a garret,
an apen garre. One, screened by a curtain, was'reserved for the farmer family,
the two others were common property,
or at least intended so to be. Now there
were five men for those two beds and
three of them were strangers to us and
to each other. Left to myself I should
have just quietly sneaked out to the hay
loft and parsed the night there, but I had
Brown ^t my back and that made all the
difference ; the result being that he got
one bed and I got the other and the'rest
of the community slept on the floor. A
good many people who have belittled
their own understandings by calling my
friend Brown "crazy" could not have
achieve^ that diplomatic feat to save
•.    their reason.    I need not go into details,
\" even  if he did tell the rest of the community that he was just recovering from
small pox and that I was an escaped lunatic  with  marked  homicidal tendencies,
all I can say is that we got the beds and
what is morej.slept very.soundly.  Indeed
I was only once disturbed all night and
•    that  was at hearing my cicerone turn
over in bed and gnashing his teeth inco-
U herently mumble somethiug about the
»L loan  of my tooth brush.    What a man
wants with a tooth hrush at 2 a.m. I have
not yet discovereews 1
Early next morning  Brown made his
\   usual aggressive visfc to the stablss, waking everybody within  two miles by so
doing.    However, .he got the horses welj
fed and  had a good look around to see
where the beSr hazel' switches grew and
appeared quite happy at breakfast time.'
Someone happened to remark that it was
the  twentieth   of the   month,  with the
.effect that   my   mind  was immediately
Mfilled with  misgiving.    I  had a dim, un-
■ //easy   notion   that   I  had   an  important
/(engagement  on  that date.   T looked up
!  my  note  book-     Yes,   there  it  was, an
important enough engagement in all con-
{cience—the letters seemed to scorch the
paper and then to thicken out into a ponderous  Gutenburg   black-faced type.    I
had  done   it this time, no mistake, and
instinctively looked out for a scapegoat;
there I foflnd him right before me, eating
steak and bread and butter with the nonchalant avidity of a growing school boy.
ftf'Brown,"  I  said,   "this  is  your fault."
flr'I'm not complaining any, "he answered.
Ir'Well,  but look here,"  I cried.    "Sec
this:" 'Nov. 20th—Get married at Grand
Forks  10 a!.m.'    "Well, why don't you
keep your appointments ?" he asked.    "I
will," I replied.    "I'll go right back, I'll
telegraph, I'll take the first train.    I'll—
—"    "There ain't any telegraphs,  there
ain't any trains, and see here, there are
five hundred   million   women    in   this
world and most of 'em are good enough
to keep,   but there's   only one Sunset
mine,  and  now I've got you so far I'll
take you the rest  of the way, even if I
have to bash you on the head with a club
and handcuff you to do it.    Calumet and
. Hecla !   Fancy anyone wanting to go and
i get married with the Sunset staring him
in  the   face ! "     That seemed to settle
matters.     Brown   was   evidently determined.     Presently he added, "take her
some Sunset stock when you get back and
if she is a woman of sense she'llaforgiye-
you at once,  if she isn't she won't arid
you'll be lucky to be rid of het.v J
Just then we met another three-ton-tc-
the-acre-shareholder in the Sunset and
once again did Brown take my name in
vain but apologised for it shortly afterwards and drawing a slip of paper from
his pocket carefully wrote down my patronymic appellations letter for letter,
afcer which he seemed much relieved.
[To be Continued.]
*<Cu
mm     m
PRINCE 110 N
& m
3
-:o:-
1®$11^Q
oods Arriving
-:o:-
■r~,c-:.:?,;'-%';/ ..:'"■    ' ,:v? ■;'.'■;■:,.
^
I' -:|k|i
::'MThe Latest Styles
Ladies' Children's and Men's
G&tSsSi^&OS
:o:-
MC
i k
'NERAL 1 MERCHANDISE
Groceries, Provisions, Hardware
V"
Miners Supplies, '&c*
-:o:-
2^
LIMITED
Nicolar Lakeland Princeton
1
 r
JL
P
I
I
najtev
7~H E    S fcM IL YtK MEENFSTAR
Apru, 30, 1904
I <<*<#<■£
The Town of
ftlNCETM
5.
Lots for
•Las'
• ••
PRESENT PRICES OF
From$l00to$i(X
Per Front Foot**^^
E5i .? ®*X
\fc**'3L\
|»«       ^R
Size of Lots 50x100
Ft. and 33xJ00 Ft.
ifiX^^* J$j? ^**
»;' -iL    iU
Terms: J-3 Cash;
BaL 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent* per annum* *£
|1M
Hi
W
111
British Columbia.
Govcrameii Hen-
fjCSWi! tflniifr
parsers fir le Slilliiieen Pfsirfct.
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Fbrk|of the Wm
kameen and Tuiameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Co|per Mountain
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
FINE^IMATE
a#PURE WATEjf
ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM?
}.»0?:f?M»
Send for Map and Price List to && d§ m M
ERNEST* WATEli/[AN,
Resident Manager VERMILIOfJ  FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOFMENT CO.
&r.
r-M ■•■-.., p^jt-^-l.-.^-
9
5
#
5
.1
1

Cite

Citation Scheme:

        

Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics

Share

Embed

Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                        
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            src="{[{embed.src}]}"
                            data-item="{[{embed.item}]}"
                            data-collection="{[{embed.collection}]}"
                            data-metadata="{[{embed.showMetadata}]}"
                            data-width="{[{embed.width}]}"
                            data-media="{[{embed.selectedMedia}]}"
                            async >
                            </script>
                            </div>
                        
                    
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:
https://iiif.library.ubc.ca/presentation/cdm.similkameen.1-0373224/manifest

Comment

Related Items