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"All Our Hopes and All Our Politics are Summed Up in a Railroad For the
Similkameen District Via Hope Pass."—Star Editorial. ,
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 j Splendid Fishing; All Kinds of Game j J 44 Miles to Vancouver.
Vol. iv.   No. 40.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, JANUARY J 6, J 904.
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THE BOARD OF TRADE
DOCTOR WANTED
Similkameen's    Necessities —
J. J. Hill's Reciprocity Remarks Find Favor.
At the meeting of the board of trade
on Tuesday night there were present the
President, C. E. Thomas ; secretary, E.
Waterman; treasurer, A. Bell, and
Messrs. Hunter, Lyall, Summers, Jackson, French, Asp and Wright. The minutes being adopted a communication was
read from a lady residing at Sanlt Ste.
Marie, Ont., stating that she had observed
a letter endorsed by the board of trade
and written by C. E. Thomas in the Toronto Globe, and inquiring as to the climate and also the opportunities for establishing a business here. The secretary
was instructed to reply as fully as possible ; also to write the deputy minister of
agriculture at Ottawa re experimental
horse breeding station in the Similkameen.
The usual weekly letter for publication
abroad and in the local paper was submitted by E. Waterman and heartily
commended by the board.
The requirements of the Similkameen
district in the matter of roads and trails
to mining camps and ranching districts
was discussed and the propoeition made
that at the next meeting a categorical
list of all public works necessary for this
section should be considered and presented to the government before the estimates for the present year were passed
by the legislative assembly.
Consideration of a proposal to invite
a doctor to become resident of Princeton
was concluded by correspondence being
invited from medical men in regard to
the vacancy here and its supply, applications to be made to the secretary of the
board. The secretary was instructed to
correspond with the B.C. Medical Association regarding the matter.
A motion re smelter site and negotiations with certain companies for the establishment of a smelter in the vicinity
of Princeton was laid on the table for
one week.    ~M
In view of recent utterances of President Hill of the Great Northern regarding reciprocity between the United States
and Canada it was deemed advisable to
give the resolution regarding reciprocity
introduced at last meeting a two weeks'
hoist in order that communication
might be had with President Hill on the
subject of reciprocity and proffering earnest cooperation and support in his efforts
to secure that desirable end.
The board adjourned till Thursday,
January 21st, at 7:30 p.m.
BENEFITS IN STORE CAPITAL WILL COME LOCAL PARAGRAPHS
FOR PRINCETON
Mrs. J. H. Bromley is recovering from
a recent attack of bronchitis.
"Everything  Comes  to Him
Who   Waits"-An Encouraging Letter.
Editor Star—Sir: Now that news of
a reliable nature is to hand that the construction of the long looked for Coast
to Kootenay railway will be commenced
this spring it may be in order to recount
some of the benefits we are to enjoy with
its advent. Since 1894 an increasing
band of prospectors and others becoming impressed with the immense possibilities of the Similkameen district with
its vast extent of coal and other mineral
resources, have located themselves at the
junction of the Similkameen and Tuiameen rivers on the beautiful townsite of
Princeton, there to steadily develop their
various claims and interests and to await
under favorable conditions just such railroad construction as is now so close at
hand and the speedy influx of capital
which is sure to follow.
The immense outcrop of coal on the
townsite of Princeton excites the wonder
and admiration of all those who visit it.
This seam is one of the largest known to
exist anywhere and produces a quality of
steam and domestic coal unexcelled in
Canada. Of the quality and extent of
the Similkameen coal measures the
writer is in a position to speak authoritatively, he having conducted a great deal
of the boring and exploiting done in the
district.
With the coming railroad will also
come capital to develop the famous gold-
copper ores of Copper mountain which
will necessitate the construction of roads,
tramways, smelters and possibly reduction works, utilizing in the majority of
cases the magnificent water power of the
Similkameen river and tributaries. Lumbering will become an industry of no
little importance, there being a large
quantity of valuable timber in the district which will be needed in the construction scheme which is now before us.
Use will be made of the deposits of excellent fire clay for the manufacture of
fire brick, and other clay deposits of the
neighborhood are admirably suited to the
manufacture of pottery and building
brick. With the development of the few
resources touched upon an immense influx of labor, both skilled and otherwise,
may be looked for, which will cause great
activity in the building line and will enable the ranchers to find a ready market
for their produce at good prices, rewarding them and all the rest of us for our
years of enterprise and patient effort to
-make the Similkameen the pride of the
province. Yours truly,
E. Barr Hai.1,.
Princeton, Jan. 4, 1904.
RAILROAD FIRST
Professional Opinion Flattering
as to Mineral Resources
of Similkameen.
The Star was favored with an interview last week with G. E. Baker, mining lawyer, of Portland, Ore., who was
commissioned to come here in the interests of a mining company. To become
proficient in his profession Mr. Baker has
made a special study of mineralogy and
mining and is therefore, an authority on
those important subjects.
" What are your impressions of this
district Mr. Baker?"
" By having transportation facilities
the Princeton district will rank among
the best in mineral product."
" Have you faith in the mineral resources of the Similkameen as to quantity and value?"
" The ore is to be found in large quantity with the most favorable conditions
for mining and, for the large ore bodies,
may be considered high grade."
" Do you know of any capital waiting
for investment here ?"
" You will find no difficulty in obtaining capital when it is demonstrated that
the investment will be given an opportunity to produce."
" What do you thinllpf the possibilities of this district ?"
" The district, particularly around
Princeton, cannot be excelled, considering coal, ore and water power."
" How do you like the situation of
Princeton ?"
" Princeton is located in the right
place if its inhabitants will faithfully and
honestly work together and for the interest of the community at large. Both
rivers give splendid opportunities for incoming or outgoing railways."
" Are the coal measures here likely to
be of value when transportation is
afforded?"
Quality of coal has a great deal to do
with its output. It has been demonstrated that the dip is towards a great
depth and the size of the veins discovered are exceedingly large. Considering
these two favorable conditions I look forward to splendid results in coal lands."
" When the railway is built to Princeton do you predict a quick rise in all
values here or do you think some other
place will be the center?"
jjj Princeton is both the logical and
natural center as the rivers, roads, trails
and complete mineral belt indicates ; it
is the best known site and if proper attention is given it will be the terminus
for several branch railroads in the near
future. Considering the opportunities
for tonnage I am surprised the district
has been so sadly overlooked. Anybody
with the slightest observation must be
aware of neglected conditions—ask and
ye shall receive."
PERSONAL NOTES
No County Court—Farm Sold
at Good Price—Early Day
Cold m Cariboo.
Mr. and Mrs. Hardwick of Hedley
were in town Monday and were the guests
of Mrs. Aliison.
C. Barber and J. E. Coulter have gone
to Keremeos to work for Al. Johnson in
the Biillpck-Webster sawmill.
Ronald Hewat and brother, Angus,
have gone to Hedley where they have
engaged with Frank Bailey in a large
wood contract.
Wm. Lowe and Hans Richter have been
rounding up some fat cattle on the hills
which is proof enough of a fine climate
and good grass.
F. P. Cook was in town Monday to
attend county court but learned on arrival that there was none, no notice of postponement having been given. Other
litigants had a similar unpleasant experience.
Subscribers to the Star who are iV
arrears are respectfully, yet urgently re-jiL
quested to pay up. A number have been
reading this paper for the past two or
three years without paying anything for
it.    Kindly remit.
The transfer of the F. H. Oelrich ranch
to Percy Rowlands was completed Wednesday, the consideration being $3,000
spot cash for 320 acres. The price is considered reasonable and almost certain of
a great advance within a year.
Billy Green, self styled "Cock'o the
North," was in town a few days this week
exchanging the compliments of the season with tillicums and talking war, politics and reciprocity. He is a free trader
of the Bright and Cobden school but believes in protection so far as it will keep
Chinamen out of the country. Mr. Green
left for his country seat yesterday after
being delayed a couple of days in a
young "blizzard." Gus Spearing will be
his spuest for a few days,
.•patting around the fire in friendly cir-
<Sle the other evening, Robert Stevenson,
who has had more hairbreadth experiences as a fearless frontiersman than any
man now living in B.C., told of having
met with a cold wave in the early days
in Cariboo. He was camped in a black
pine cabin when in the night the thermometer fell to 100 below zero inside the
cabin and 60 below outside. He says
black pine draws the cold and he ate
breakfast next morning clothed with two
pairs of mitts and four pairs of pants.
In spite of his threescore-five years Mr.
Stevenson is as fresh 'as a daisy,' his
moustache curls just as it did when first
he had a sweetheart some forty years ago.
He hasn't got an enemy in this or any
other world. Today he is driving a tunnel in the Jubilee on Copper mountain
and will be worth a million when the
railway comes.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
January i6, 1904
The Similkameen Star
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— Princeton, B. C. —
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E. Howse, Manager.
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THE RAILWAY.
Readers of the daily papers will
have noticed some strangely inconsistent freaks in  the telegraphic reports emanating from eastern cities
regarding   the   proposed   railway
from the coast to Kootenay.    One
day it was published that  President  Hill's engineers had found a
route with easy grades through the
Hope mountains and on the following  day certain railway organs in
this province gave it an unqualified
denial.    This  imposition upon the
reading public is both exasperating
and very  tiresome.    little wonder
that some people are skeptical as to
a railway being ever built into the
ipimilkameen.    But, when one considers the   conflicting  interests of
two  mighty   railway corporations
the cause of all these falsifying reports is readily accounted for.   The
fact that British Columbia has been
considered a preserve  of the Canadian  Pacific   rather stimulates its
open and covert hostility to a proposition that will certainly cut off
a large and profitable territory from
a field that might  have been all its
own but for the dog-in-the-manger
policy it has so unfortunately adopted.    Pampered with enormous gifts
of cash and land from the people of
this Dominion and given such sweetmeats   and confections as freedom
from taxation, foreshore rights and
townsites without  number,   it  has
indeed become the spoilt child of
Canada and the terror of  many.
Its already   distended corporation
seems never to be full for it is ever
asking for another loaf and all the
crumbs.      When    President    Hill
makes an announcement it is almost
sure to be contradicted ; give  the
denial no heed.
That there are easy grades and
an eminently    feasible   route   via
Hope mountains   prominent engineers have given unchallenged data
in published reports, officially and
also in private conversation.    Following are some quotations: "To
"make connection with theBoun-
I dary country and the coast there
" now lacks the link between Mid-
" way and the mouth of the Fra-
" ser river and to make this con-
" nection there   are   at least four
I feasible routes through  the Hope
I mountains, viz : Via Allison Pass,
" Skaist Pass, Coquihalla Pass and
" Railway Pass.    *   *   *     In re-
" gard to cost of construction these
" different routes figure out within
" a few  hundred   dollars   of each
" other and average about $35,000
"per mile, fully equipped for traffic.
I —Frank Moberly, C.E."  That is
certainly plain and emphatic enough
to satisfy any  "doubting Thomas"
as to the feasibility of route.   Now,
as to those "easy" grades and which
certain newspapers  have been only
too ready to publish telegrams denying their existence, the following
will suffice from a gentleman who is
willing to stake his reputation as an
engineer and who avows the absolute reliability and  correctness of
his figures the statement is made
that " from Princeton to Tuiameen
" summit in the Hope mountains a
"uniform grade of 1.25 percent.
" can be obtained, and from Tula-
" meen  summit  to Hope, an easy
" grade of 2.25 per  cent., which is
" the maximum,   can  be  found."
On other  mountain  railroads   the
grades    are    often   double   those
quoted.
Having   thus   disposed   of   the
oft-repeated and now, exploded assertion made   by   certain  railway
" tools" and a defunct government
that a route was impracticable, the
grades being too heavy, it is only a
step in logical progression to point
out the   cause   of obstruction by
these ultra-patriotic and hidebound
defenders of the home road as opposed to the foreign road.   They
say that native enterprise should be
encouraged and fostered rather than
the American and that the resources
of the country do  not warrant a
competitive   railroad system.     Of
the latter, President Hill is the best
judge on the continent in regard to
remunerative resources for his road
to draw from, and as to the patriotic
bugaboo it is worked in politics and
in business by the grafter, the truly
loyal man will welcome anything of
general benefit to the country and
will not question its source.    The
Hill system  has now got its terminus at Vancouver  after a long and
hard-fought battle with the Canadian Pacific and the city too.    It is
to be earnestly  hoped that the end
of injunctions has been reached and
that those legislators who promised
to assist railway construction into
the Similkameen will rigidly adhere
I to the fulfilment of those election
pledges. If Hill does not build
this year it is up to the government
to begin with as little delay as possible and Duild the Coast-Kootenay
road.
NOTICE.
TpHIRTY 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 Jos. Graham's
N.W. corner, adjoining W. McDonald's S.E. corner.
And 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.
TpHIRTY days from date I  intend to apply to
*■  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
Commencing at a post marked L. Quinville's
N.E. corner and adjoining W. N. Murray's N.W.
cornea,
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains west,80
chains north, 80 chains east, back to post, in
all 640 acres. L. Q.UINVILLE, Locator,
JOS. GRAHAM, Agent.
Nicola, Dec. n, 1903
NOTICE.
'T'hirtydays afterdate 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 of FORFEITURE
To GEORGE H. SPRODLE 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, 1000.
Dated this 21st day of November, 1903.
K-MiJMcGONIGLE, 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, 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 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.
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 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 21st day of September, a?d. 1903,
S. R. ALMOND.
NOTICE.
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 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 io,'*I9o2, the sum of Ten
Dollars, being an expenditure necessary to enable me to hold said claims and you are hereby
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 in me, your co-
owner, under the provisions of the Mineral Act
and Amending Acts.
Dated this 12th day of December, 1903.
FRANCESCO FERA.
NOTICE.
Similkameen mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen 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.
.ind further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 3rd day oflQctober, 353fgSJ
F. W. Groves.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
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.
Summit No. 3 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 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.
Frank Lambert.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands 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-wes£??corner of J. M.
Wiight's coal claim,
And running south 80 chains, west 80 chains,
north 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
jt&CSL. FRENCH, Locator.
c o. French; Agent.
Located Dec. 4,1903
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 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.
NOTICE.
Arlington, Canadian Belle, Canadian Boy Fraction, mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : On Copper mountain, east of
Wolf creek.
Take notice that I, N. F. Townsend, acting as
agent for Richard Seeman free miner'sKertifi-
cate 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 befor«jBjie issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 21st day of August, A.D, 1903.
N. F. Townsend.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN-   STAR
HEDLEY HAPPENINGS.
The assay building of the Daly Reduction Co. was destroyed by fire on the 5th
inst., at noon. The fire was caused by
the gasoline becoming uncontrollable
and darting its jets of flame about the
room. There was no stopcock on the
feed pipe. Loss about $1500. The foundation for a new structure was laid the
next morning after the fire.
Work on the tramway to the Nickel
Plate mine is nearly done ; the flume is
also nearing completion and the stamp
mill is expected to be in operation by the
first of March.
Bert Irwin passed through here on his
way to the Kamloops Liberal convention,
for which he was elected delegate from
Fairview.
The "gentle kickers" after putting their
pastor on the "hog" have ousted their
Sunday school superintendent, cited the
public school teacher to appear before a
tribunal of three, threatened to cut the
"official" head off a faithful employee,
warned a certain man to look out for his
job, ordered all dogs and cats to be kept
at home, petitioned the government for
woman suffrage, urged for female policemen, inaugurated the ancient and unholy order of backcappers and malign-
ers, &c, why, say pardner, pandemonium isn't in it.
The infant child of E. E. Burr, but a
few days old, died on the 9th inst.
On the 8th inst., the first regular meeting of the literary society was held and
the by-laws approved: Officers—J. A.
Mclntyre, president; H. Tingley, secretary; E. E. Hardwick, assistant-secretary;
Mrs. Brass, treasurer; G. Shelder, librarian; Mrs. Joyner, vice-president; Messrs.
Hardwick, Tingley and Frempt executive committee. In future it will be
known as the Twentieth Century Club.—
Com. •
Fred. Wampole and Bert Bryant returned to Princeton Wednesday and will
wait here until the railway starts next
spring.
Another member has been added to the
total abstinence brigade and the good
work is going right on. A full list of
members will be published soon.
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.
R. Ha ROGERS
M.A., B.C.I,.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
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PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
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Hedley and Princeton
NOTICE.
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 obtainijte a Crown grant of the above
claim. ^W
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
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Commissioner of I^ands and Works for permission to purchase ioo 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 Lot 148 with south bank of Whipsaw
creek, thence due south along east line of I,ot
148 to S.E. corner of Lot 148, thence 20 chains
due south to point of commencement.
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WATCH THE SIMILKAMEEN.
Concluded from Page 5.
facilities and proper mine development)
sell for more than}$5, can now be had for
a few cents.
Anyone interested in the ores of Copper mountain can find a report on the
same by O. N. Scott of the Kingston
school of mines in the Canadian Mining
Review of July, 1902.
With the great variety of ores to be had
and the abundance of good coking coal
in the Nicola and Similkameen districts,
the latter will in the near future be one
of the largest, if not the largest, copper-
gold producer in America, and I predict
that two of the largest inland towns in
British Columbia will be located in the
Similkameen and Nicola valleys.
The trade of this district can be secured to Vancouver by the building of
the Coast-Kootenay railway. When the
powers that be see fit to build this road
the smelter question will be easily settled. Keep your eye on the Similkameen. Yours truly,
Junius Bergman.
RAILWAY JOTTINGS.
A letter has been received at Vancouver from George A. Begy of St. Catharines, Ont., vice-president of the Nicola,
Kamloops & Similkameen Coal and Railway Co., stating that all the capital stock
had been underwritten and 10 per cent,
paid up. Security to the extent of $5,000
has bean deposited with the provincial government as an earnest that work
will be started before October next. If
it does not the company will lose the cash
put up. The company has made a proposal to the administration that the province guarantee the bonds of the railway
for 20 years. In consideration of this
being done the company will pay the
government a share of the gross earnings
of the road. Mr. Begy states that the
company feel that the business to be
done in the Nicola valley alone is so
large that the construction of the line
would not cost the province a dollar.
The Great Northern has at last reached
Vancouver over its own line. The opening of the New Year saw the running of
the first train over the line just completed
from New Westminster to that city. The
Great Northern promised to have the line
completed by Jan. 15, but it was a fortnight ahead. The road connects at New
Westminster with the branch to Clover-
dale and Port Guichon on the Fraser,
which in turn has connections with Victoria and Seattle by strictly Great Northern services. The Hill lines are now
absolutely independent of all others in
reaching Vancouver, Victoria and New
Westminster, the three chief coast cities
of British Columbia. Hill had been
working slowly but surely towards this
end for a decade and now he has carried
out plans conceived a long while back.
All that now waits finishing is the provincial bridge over the Fraser at New
Westminster. Until that happens in the
spring car ferries must be used across the
river. It has been given out on high
authority that the branch just opened between New Westminster is the first link
in a line to the north by means of which
the Hill system will get connection with
the Grand Trunk Pacific. If the Klondike then offers sufficient inducements
the cross country road will be carried to
-xhe Yukon and there will be an American
System stretching from New York,
through St. Paul and- Spokane to the
United States possession of Alaska.
It is claimed that a line to the north
would tap a country not alone valuable
for its lumber and minerals, but possessing arable land sufficient to provide for
a large number of settlers.
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January, 16, 1904.
Local Road Superintendent.
Editor Star—Sir: Judge Murphy's
suggestion re road superintendent for the
Similkameen district at a recent meeting
of the board of trade was very commendable. A superintendent of roads for the
Similkameen should be appointed at
once so that the avenues of travel may
be put in good condition by the time the
hop picking season begins at Lytton.
It is difficult for the present road superintendent to give this section the attention  it merits; the great extent of the
roads   under his supervision ; the difficulty in getting the desired help during
the hunting and berry picking seasons ;
the distance   (180 miles)  to travel from
Lytton  to the southeastern boundary of
his district, and the easier modes of travel
along the railroad—all tend to influence
a demand on the part of this young and
rising district for better roads and a more
equal distribution of government funds.
The road between Hedley and Princeton has, and still remains in an almost
impassable condition, despite the fact
that Hedley receives all its coal and hay
from this point and vicinity. Teamsters
are put to a great inconvenience in passing on the graded portions of the road.
We certainly should have a resident
road supervisor with a reasonable salary
who will be influenced only by the resources of the district and who will not
pei mit the game season to interfere with
the employment of labor for the needed
repairs.
Hoping the Princeton  board of trade
may continue along the lines of progress
and  prosperity   for   the  entire Similka
meen, I am, yours &c,
A Taxpayer.
Princeton, Dec. 28, 1903.
Watch the Similkameen.
The following letter appeared in a recent issue of the Vancouver World and
will be of interest to Star readers,
chiefly, for the comparative statement of
values it contains:
Editor World—Sir :   In  your issue of
December 12, I read your article entitled
"Similkameen  should have smelter," in
which you say  a Butte or Anaconda can
be built at Copper mountain, at Kennedy
mountain,  at Anarchist mountain, at Aspen Grove, at Otter Flat or at almost any
one of half a dozen other embryonic mining camps in that country.    Now, I am
not acquainted  with all the districts referred to but in regard  to Copper mountain it will some day be a bigger copper
producer than Butte, Montana.    At present this district is dormant for want of
a railway.    I wish I could say something
that would help to wake up Vancouver
to a sense of the possibilities of the Similkameen  district.     Let   me   tell your
readers something about the Sunset mine
on Copper mountain.    I will first compare it with the Mother Lode near Greenwood and the Granby mines at Phoenix.
The ore from the Mother Lode mine as
given by Paul Johnson, late manager of
the smelter, contains 2.5 per cent, copper
gold $2 and silver 29 cents per ton.   The
Granby ores,  according to Dr. Ledoux,
contains 1.7 per cent, copper, gold $1.80
and silver 33 cents per ton.   The Sunset
ore will go 3.8 per cent, copper and $1 in
gold per ton.    With   copper at 12 cents
per pound the gross value of the Mother
Lode ores  would   be $8.29 per ton, the
Granby ores $6.21  and the Sunset ores
$10.12.    The ore  body on the Sunset is
over 300 feet wide with  favorable indications of permanency at depth.    There is
a shaft down  190 feet with crosscuts 80
feet, all in ore.    To show how dead Copper mountain, is at present owing to lack
of transportation, I may say that Sunset
shares which will some day (with railway
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