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Nature has Endowed Similkameen with Vast Riches.
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None So Blind to Reason as those who Stubbornly Resist It.
Having all the Natural Resources for Making the People Prosperous it is almost Criminal for Governments  to Passively "Witness the Similkameen Made the Plaything of Rival and Procrastinating. Railway Corporations—United Effort of the People and Legislators Can End it. .
Vol. v.   No. 36.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1904.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
NO DOUBT ABOUT IT
Railway Companies to Build
Into the Similkameen
In Spring.
Routes Selected and Preliminaries are
Arranged; Now Awaiting
•v Local Legislation.
A sensatiou was created by the announcement made at a hoard of trade
meeting in Victoria recently that the
Victoria & Sydney railway was about to
be abandoned and the Great Northern
would withdraw entirely from Victoria
The C.P.R. Jbus has a monopoly of the
carrying buflnfes for Victoria and merchants and others are beginning to awaken to the perilous fact that they are at
the mercy of the giant corporation.
The Kootenay Central which connects
Golden with the boundary, has a Dominion subsidy of $3,500 a mile and will
seek at the coming session of the local
legislature a cash subsidy, a guarantee oi
bonds or a land subsidy. In case none
of these three plans be accepted by McBride it is suggested that in dealing with
railways seeking assistance the adminis
tration should set aside the revenue accruing from lands likely to be developed
in the near future by railroads, and allow
the railway bonds to be guaranteed by
such i""A« - jxjJP'*
A party of "Seattle mining men who
were recently at Hedley stated that the
railway question was finally settled but
that the public would not get the details
until the railway companies were ready
to give it to them, and that would not be
before the provincial legislature met.
They had the best of authority for stating
that both the C.P.R. and the G.N.R. had
definitely arranged to go into the Similkameen as soon as preliminaries could be
fixed and weather permitted. The C.P.
R. was compelled to build becanse the
Great Northern was doing so and commissioners from the two great railway
companies had met and arranged the
routes so the lines would not parallel each
other and tap different sections of the
country through which they prssed. The
Great Northern would build under the
V.V. & E. charter granted by the Dominion government, the provincial V.V.
& E. charter having expired. The Dominion charter allows the railway to go
in and out of the boundary in several
places but gave no expropriation powers
to branch lines, only to the main line.
When the provincial legislature meets the
Great Northern will ask for power to expropriate lands and with this privilege
secured actual construction into the Sim-,
ilkameen will begin and the C.P.R. will
go into Nicola. Then the biggest boom'
in mining history begins.
A SCHOOL OF MINES
Significant and Favorable Comment by Boundary
Creek Times.
Federal and Provincial Aid Anticipated on Behalf of This
Needed Institution.
The Boundary Creek Times says: "We
are • heartily in accord with the proposi
tion for the establishment of a School of
Mines at Princeton, recently advocated
by the Star. The district of which
Princeton is the natural centre, has long
been regarded as a region possessing
illimitable and diversified mineral resources. Its development has hitherto
been greatly retarded through lack of
transportation facilities. There is, how
ever, good reason to believe that the coming year will witness the invasion of the
Similkameen by one, and posably two
leading railway companies. The attitude of the Great Northern is significant.
Positive advices from Winnipeg are to
the effect that C.P.R. engineers are at
present engaged in cross-sectioning the
survey made west from Midway to
Spence's Bridge four years ago. With
the inauguration of construction operations the Similkameen will witness an
influx of people unparalleled in the annals of British Columbia. The district,
for more than a decade, has been regarded as a veritable "promised land," but
thousands of people each succeeding year
experienced a fresh disappointment at
the delays of the big railway corporations. Collateral conditions having come
into line it now looks as though railway
extension cannot be longer delayed without los9 of prestige—and tonnage—to the
company that is second to make the start.
With the prospect of a vast increase in
the population of a district possessing so
many varieties of minerals, including
quicksilver, the need of a School of
Mines where intelligent instruction can
be imparted, is imperative. We have no
doubt both the provincial and federal
governments will not be slow to appreciate the situation and will make substantial grants in favor of the proposed institution. And we especially instance the
federal authorities who have shown
wise discernment in the consideration of
the requirements of the mining regions
of British Columbia, as was so well illustrated by the financial aid granted the
now flourishing silver-lead industry."
Bob. Cramer, Bert Bryant, Pete Johnson, Charlie Willerson, Dune, and Hugh
McRae are all at work on Copper mountain doing assessment and development
work on their various mineral properties
there.
MINING PROSPERITY
Boundary  Camps  are Active
and Progress and Prosperity Reign.
Nickel Plate Mine the Richest in B.G.
If not in  America—Barrels
of Bullion.
Greenwood is now enjoying a period
of prosperity and business activity unknown since the pioneer days. And it is
all due to the revival in mining. What
was supposed to be wholly a low grade
district is now taking rank among the'
high grade camps. Discovery following
on development has shown that there is
rich ore in extensive bodies as on the
Bay claim where a phenomenal strike of
free gold was made recently. Twenty
sacks of this ore treated at the Trail
smelter in June last averaged $97 per ton.
The last shipment of 19 tons to the Greenwood smelter in October gave a return of
$121390 or $71.76 per ton. The Silver
Cloud runs $113 to the ton and the Skylark $ 107. The latter is said to contain
large ore reserves and development consists of a 120-foot incline shaft sunk on
the lead. There are two levels. The
Goldfinch, situated on Twin creek, near
the E P.U., is a very promising property
with four well defined true fissure veins.
Two carloads of ore treated at the Trail
smelter gave $100 to the ton in gold and
substantial values in silver. The B.C.
mine in Summit camp is about to be
sold. It was originally bought for $300,-
000. The Barbara will shortly begin
shipping ore which runs from $60 to $82
per ton.
After a recent visit to the smelter and
mines, Jay P.'Graves, general manager
of the Granby mines and smelter, announced that $125,000 would be spent
next year in improvements. Two additional furnaces increasing the capacity of
the smelter from 2,000 to 2,700 tons daily
will be installed in February.
The item in last week's Star referring
to the bonding of the Maggie mineral
claim near Ashcroft on the Cariboo road,
is confirmed. The bond is for 18 months,
and the total investment will amount to
$ 160,000. Mr. Rodgers, of the Daly Co.,
Hedley, is the purchaser, and will put on
a large force of men and spend $100,-
000 in development before the expiration
of the bond limit.
The manager ot the Daly Reduction
Co. at Hedley states that a big steam boiler will soon be installed and the capacity
of the mill increased to 100 stamps. He
expects to make a daily cleanup of $10,-
000 when running full power ; at present
he was taking $1,500 off the plates daily.
The Hedley mine is richer than anything
ever found at Cripple Creek, Colorado.
THE BOARD OF TRADE
Increase in Medical Subsidy is
Suggested—Meteorolog*
ical Data.
Board Will Address Memoranda  to
Messrs. Ross and Shatford re
Mining School.
The board of trade meeting on Thursday evening had little more than a quorum, there being present Messrs. Groves,
Cowan, Webb, Jackson, Ivyall, Summers
and Wright. In the absence of the secretary reading of the minutes was postponed. President Groves stated he was
in receipt of a communication from Dr.
Schon of Greenwood, who was expected
to begin practice here on or about the
17th instant.
It was moved tha"t the secretary be instructed to write L. W. Shatford, M.P.P.,
asking him to exert his influence on behalf of an increased medical subsidy
from $300 to $500.
The board has under consideration
ways and means for securing more complete meteorological data for general distribution. Many inquiries regarding climatic conditions here as a health resort
for pulmonic and wasting diseases could
be satisfactorily answered with such data
and the adaptability for fruit culture
be determined.
Rev. A. J. Fowlie and Angus Stewart
were added to the membership roll.
It was moved that memoranda be sent
to Duncan Ross, M.P., and to L. W. Shatford, M.P.P., respectfully directing their
attention to the necessity for a school of
mines in the province and urging the
advantages of Princeton as a suitable location for it. In the debate upon the
motion it was shewn that nearly every
variety of mineral and coal, placer and
ore mining was found at Princeton.
The question of railway subsidies was
informally discussed. Notice of motion
re school of mines was introduced and
will be read at next meeting. The secretary was instructed to write for blue
books, geological maps, etc., the whole
to form a nucleus for a board of trade
library.
Don't forget to bring wives and sweethearts to the Christmas tree next Friday
evening. Santa Claus sends wireless
greetings from his home near the aurora
borealis to his precious children and asks
them all to be present. He says he is not
as young as he used to be but he will
come on the wings of the wind with 8
swift reindeer decked with tassels and
bells. He has a present for all the boys
and girls.
Miss Eliza A. Bromley returned from
.Pembroke, Ont., last week to spend the
[holidays at her home, BromleyvilC
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The Similkameen Star
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PRINCETON,  B.C.
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LOOKING AHEAD.
Insomuch  as the inhabitants of
the Similkameen are concerned the
coming  year  is pregnant with big
events.     Of   overtowering   precedence  and  importance  is the projected, long-talked-of,  long-delayed
Coast-Kootenay   railway—on   this
rock many a frail political bark has
been wrecked.    Its beach is strewn
with broken promises, anti-election
pledges, procrastinating lies, defamation,    'summer  sessions,' falsified
reports and all the villainous tricks
of the political mountebank.    The
history of this railway scheme has
made an indelible impression on the
minds and pockets of investors and
all who have cast  their lot in the
Similkameen.    But, no  thanks  to
local legislators,   the  prospect ot a
railway or railways into the Similkameen were never brighter.    Two
mighty  railway  corporations  now
stand at the portals of this district
with    horses    harnessed,   massive
steam shovels, steam  and electrical
drills  and  all  the  most improved
for speedy railway con
south
dary.
In view of the facts that very little
tonnage will offer west of the mineral  belt   in   the  Hope  range  on
the Canadian  side   and  that  this
section  is already served by a railroad and  a  navigable river, it will
be conceded  by  intelligent persons
that President Hill's desire has the
force  of reason and economic business considerations.    If the  privilege be given   to reach  the coast
over  foreign territory  a  quid pro
quo should be exacted by a branch
line  being  built   up tbe Tuiameen
river from Princeton to the Nicola
valley.    In  any  case, whether the
line be partially foreign or all-Canadian  is   of  slight  moment  to the
people  here   or   even  to the coast
citizens  whose drowsiness  on this
railway question will cost them the
loss  of much  trade.    The coming
sessions of both federal and provincial legislatures  will   be especially
interesting to  all  in  the Similkameen and  Kootenay.    Strict attention should be given  to the railway
game as it is played and every move
of our  representatives  noted   and
marked.      The  farce   of  another
"summer session"   may be avoided
if the Socialist  members   will  do
their duty and  snuff  out the flickering  light  of the   hon. Dick McBride.
NOTICE.
I.X.I/, mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district. Where located: On Copper mountain.
■ Take notice Ihat I, H, H Thomas, free miner's
certificate No. B72190, for myself and as agent for
W. H. Thomas, free miner's certificate No.
B72189 and S. L. Allison, free miner's certificate
No. B79914, 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 28th day of November, a.d. 1904.
NOTICE.
December 17,
NOTICE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Vancouver and Coast-Kootenay Railway Company
will apply to the parliament ot Canada, at its
next session, for an Act to increase its capital
stock, build branch lines, and to extend the time
in which it may construct its works.
D. G. MACDONELL,
Solicitor for Applicants.
Dated at Vancouver, B.C , this 19th day of November. 1004.
December 17 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Princeton 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 and Development
Company,   Limited,     free    miner's    certificaie
No.  B7Z174,   intend,  sixty days from the date
hereof,   to  apply  to   the   mining recorder for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take i otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 21st day of November, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to nrra^
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for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Commencing at
claim.
point south of B. White's
NOTICE.
'T'HIRTY days after date I intend to apply to the
*    Chief Commissioner of Lands  and  Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following described lands:
Commencing at a point on the west line of lot
300, 20 chains south of the north-west corner of
lot 300.
And running north 80 chains, west 80 chains,
south 80 chains, east 80 chains to poiut of commencement, containing 640 acres.
F. W. GROVES, Locator.
Princeton, 7th Nov. 1904.
And running north 80 chains, west 80 chains,
south 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
W. J. WILSON, Locator.
Princeton, 28th Nov., 1904.
Commencing at
cliim,
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains west, 80
chains north, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
P. BURNS, Locator.
W. J. Wilson, Agent.
Princeton, 28th Nov., T904. .
post near W. J. Wilson's
Commencing at a point on the west line of lot
300, 20 chains south of the north-west corner of
lot 300,
And running south 80 chains, west 80 chains,
north 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
T. H. PARR, Locator.
Per p. W. Grovep.
Princeton, 7th Nov. 1904.
Commencing at a point near west end of Wilson's claim,
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains west,
80 chains south, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 040 acres.
GEORGK URQUHART, Locator.
W. J. Wilson, Agent.
Princeton, 28th Nov,, 1904.
Commencing
hart's claim,
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains west,
80 chains north, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
ALEX. SHARP, Locator,
W. J. Wilson, Agent.
Princetcn, 28th Nov., 1904.
at a   point  near George Urqu-
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
machinery
struction.
Eminent engineers have
pronounced the line as easy of construction when Anarchist mountain
and the Hope range have been
passed and these obstacles are comparatively light.
It is well known  that  the Great
NorthSh   company   are most anxious to come into the Similkameen.
Their  railway and mineral experts
have made close examination of the
resources of  the  district   and^ the
resultant  tonnage.    The reports of
these experts  as   expressed confidentially to the company cannot be
at variance  with "the great volume
of unofficial  testimony  which   has
been  given by geologists, mineralogists, mining and railway engineers, land. surveyors, investors and
speculators who  have  investigated
the natural possibilities of the country and who speak in terms of high,
appreciation of all they saw.   Therefore, there can  be no desire or reason for delay on the ground of tonnage.    The only possible   delay to
construction   that   may   arise   can
only come from  political pull and
the influence of boodle.    President
Hill has  given indications of a de^
tfOTES AND COMMENTS.
The Hon. Raymond Prefontaine,
Canadian minister of marine and
fisheries, states that the parliament of 1905 will take final action
favorable to the beginning of work
on the proposed canal from Gebr-
gian bay to the St. Lawrence river.
.Exploratory surveys have been
made and a sum of $250,000 has
already been made available for preliminary work. The total cost will
be about $100,000,000 and a saving
of some 200 miles in transport will
be effected.
St. Lawrence, St. George and St. Helen mineral
claims situate iu the Similkameen mining
division of Yale district. Where located :
On Bear creek.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for William Henry Armstrong, free miner's certificate No. B78498, and Charles F. Law,
free miner's certificate No. B721K5 intend
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to
the mining recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown
grants of the above claims.
-ind further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 29th day of August 1904.
'T'HIRTY days from date I intend to apply to the
*     Chief Commissioner  ofifCTfands and  Wcrks
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands :—
Commencing at the S.W. corner of lot 300,
thence east 40 chains, south 80 chains, west 20
chains north 40 chains, west no chains along
the north line lot 230, north 52 chains along the
east line lot 71, west 20 chains to the S.E. corner
of lot 75, north 125 chains along the east line of
lots 75 and 74, east 19 chains along south line of
lot 246, south 160 chains along the west line of F.
W. Groves'and T. H. Parr's coal claims, east 80
chains along the south line of T. H. Parr's coal
claim, north 20 chains to point of commencement and containing 640 acres
C H. TY3, Locator.
per F. W. Groves,
7th November, 1904.
NOTICE!
NOTICE.
A political weather prophet says
that the fine, mild winter thus far
is accounted for by the deferred
'summer session.' Who could have
guessed there was that much virtue
in the McBride administration ?
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $^,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.
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 100 acres of Crown lands for pasturing purposes : Bounded on the north by lot No.
969, on the west by lot No. 257. on south by Chas.
Asp's preemption on east by China creek, in all
100 acres more or less.
E. E. BURR, Locator.
Dated this 25th "day of September, 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
situated in the Nicola division of Yale district,
north of and adjoining Boulter's preemption,
lot No. 1155, starting from his N.E. corner, thence
west 80 chains, north 20 chains, east 80 chains,
south 20 chains to point of commencement, and
containing 160 acres.
LUKE GIBSON.
Dated this 17th day of September, 1904.
HTHIRTY days after date I intend to apply to
*   the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
Commencing at a post marked E.S.N's southwest corner,
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains east,
80  chains  south, 80  chains west,    to point   of
commencement, containing 640  acres, and adjoining J. Lang's locations on the east boundary.
E. S. NEAVE, Locator.
Ernest Waterman, Agent.
Princeton. October 10, 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
Cousin Jack, Ymir, Morning, Oshkosh, Winnebago, Blackl ird and Berlin mineral claims,
situate in the Similkameen mining division
of Yale' district. Where located: Boulder
creek Mountain.
Take notice that Alexander Gallinger, acting
as agent for the Boulder Mining Co- Limited,
free miner's certificate No. B72141, 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 noticetthat action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 3rd day of October, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
Shamrock and Billy Goat mineral claims, situate in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale
district. Where located : On Riordan mountain.
Take notice that I, R. H. Rogers, as agent for
Robert Gaede, free miner's certificate No. B78828,
and James Riordan, free miner's certificate No.
B788241 intend sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply  to the Mining Recorder for   certificates
of.improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown grants of the above claims.
And furtherjfake notice that action, under sec-
ion ^^ .«.,~.-i----
Silvei sides and Ironsides mineral claims, situate
in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale district.   Where located : Camp Hedley.
iTake notice that I, J. Fraser Campbell, agent
for Sydney M. Johnson, free miner's certificate
No B4i7Si;H. W. Yates   free  miner's certificate
No. B78808 and J. Fraser Campbell, free miner's
certificate    No.    B78807,    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
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this first day of November. A.D. 1904.
Take notice that sixty days after date I intend
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase 320 acres of
crown lands for pasturing purposes : Commencing at a post'marked F.L.H's S.W. corner:
Thence running 80 chains west, 40 chains north,
80 chains east 40 chains south, back to point of
commencement, in all 320 acres. Situate about
12 miles west of Princeton and is bounded on the
south side by the meandering line of "the Tuiameen river.
F. L. HAMMOND,
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Dated 7th September.1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
 —^ ^»   a. uc- I     And further take notice that action, under sec-
. i_  .1 , 1 A tion 37, must be commenced beforeS the issuance
Sire tO reach the COast Over loops Ot | 0f such certificates of improvements.
the  Great  Northern  already built I   Dated this ist day of ^Tg^^rogers.
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
80 acres of mountain pasture land, described as
follows Commencing at a post marked W. D.
Y. and running 20 chains- north, 40 chains east
20 chains south, 40 chains west, back to point of
commencement, containing 80 acres rrore or less.
Situated about 8 miles from PrincetoHjbn Wolf
creek. W. D. YOUNG.
Princeton, Nov. 11, 1904.
Northern 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 J. S. C. Fraser, free miner's certificate
No. B42433 Joseph Wright, free miner's certificate No. B75373, 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 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 cf improvements.
Dated this 13th day of October, 1904.
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LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
School closed yesterday for holidays
and will not resume till the first Monday
in the new year.
Rev. Mr. Fowlie has gone to Hedley
Keremeos and  Fairview, returning next
week to Princeton.
At the shooting' match on Thursday
Messrs. Gibson, Jameson and Waterman
won turkies^- ■^y0
Kit Summers Went down to Hedley on
Monday on a business visit.
At the religious service conducted by
Rev. A. J. Fowlie in the court house on
Sunday last a record congregation in
numbers heard him. From Galatians
vi: 2, "Bear ye one another's burdens,
and so fulfil the law of Christ," the rev.
gentleman preached the truth with great
power. The court house is admirably
adapted for the meetings.
William   S.   Beauchamp Lowe, one of
\ the beef barons of the Similkameen, has
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been making a  final roundup of his cat-
1 tie for the year and drove a fine bunch of
young stock  through  town on  Tuesday
en  route  to  Keremeos,  where they will
be wintered.    While Mr. Lowe will have
■   no more cowboy duties here till the grass
■■   greens again it is anticipated that he has
I  a number of pressing social calls to make
between now and Faster school vacation.
It is understood that a post office will
be  established  on  Copper mountain in
1   a few weeks.    The office will be condi-
|  tional,   which   requires   that   a   certain
amount of business be transacted if it is
I to continue as a government post office.
Manuel   Barcelo   and   T. Daly,  Kere-
i   tneos cattlemen, have been in this section
for the past week  rounding up their cat-
l   tie for the winter.
Fourteen inches of snow fell on Tuesday
night and Wednesday. It was the first
real taste of winter and seems likely to
remain until spring.
Mrs. Sands," daughter of a much
respected fellow citizen, Mrs. Allison,
recently died suddenly on a steamer
plying between Van Anda and Vancouver whither she was going to a hospital
to be treated for blood poisoning. Her
husband was the original owner of
Princeton townsite and moved to Van
Anda to take a mining position. Sincere sympathy is expressed by many
friends here for the bereaved relatives.
The following is taken from the Nelson
Daily News: "J. H. Jackson, hotel keeper of Princeton', has sent J. Fred Hume
two fine ore specimens for the Hume ore
cabinet. One is from the Gladstone on
the Similkameen river, south of Princeton, and yields 35 per cent, copper. The
other is from an adjoining claim, the Red
Star, giving $70 in gold to the ton.
1.       Victor Voigt  arrived  home  from college at Portland, Or., last week and will
\   remain during the holidays.
Copper is quoted at 115.25 per ton in
New York.
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON,     -    -      B. C.
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Dividend No I A, Dividend Fraction, Mammoth,
Iron Mask, Dividend A, Dividend No. 2 A
and Dividend No. 3 a Fractional mineral
claims, situate in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale district. Where located : On Dividend mountain.
Take notice that I, Reginald H. Rogers, as
agent for Robert Gaede, free miner's certificate
No..B7S828 and James Riordan. free miner's^cerf
tificate No. B78824, intend, sixty days from date
hereof to apply to the mining recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 7th day of December, a.D. 1904.
R H. Rogers.
NOTICE.
William A. McLean, of the Commercial Hotel,
Hedley, intends to apply to the License Commis
sioners for the Nicola district for permission to
transfer his hotel license to William J. Henderson. Signed,
WILLIAM A. MCLEAN.
Dated at Hedley, Dec. 6th, 1904.
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STRAYED.
Came to my ranch on the Similkameen river
in the winter of 1903-4,
One Eoan Yearling Steer, no brand.
The owner of the above annual may obtain the
same by pa ying expense of keep and cost of advertisement. If not claimed within 30 days from
this date and charges paid, the animal will be
sold. E. BULLOCK-WEBSTER, J.P.
Keremeos, ist Dec., 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
80 acres of mountain pasture land, situated and
commencing at the southwest corner of lot number 1937 and running south 40 chains, east 20
chains to lot No. 1037, thence north 40 chains,
west 20 chains to point of commencement.
THOS. J. MCALPIN.
December 6, 1904.
Court of Revision and
Appeal==North Yale
NOTICE is hereby given that Courts of Revision and Appeal for North Yale will be held at
the
Court House, Kamloops, on Thursday, December 15th, 1904, at na.m.;
Court House, Nicola Lake, on Monday, December 19th, 1904, at 11 a.m.;
Court House, Princeton, on Wednesday, December 21st, 1904, at 2 p.m.
Dated at Kamloops, this 19th day of November,
ALEC. D. MACINTYRE,
Judge of said Court.
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DECEMBER 17,   I904
Humorous.        1|||
"Did you break the news gently to
her?" "Yes, indeed. I got a fellow who
stutters to do it for me."
"As Shakespeare says," remarked Cas-
sidy, who was fond of airing his "book
larnin'" occasionally, "what's in a
name?" "Well," replied Casey, "call
me wan that Oi don't loike, an' Oi'll
show ye."
After a stormy interview with Mr.
Boodelle, the successful contractor and
politician, the indignant caller had gone
away. "I fully expected to see you slug
him," said the private secretary, "when
he called you a 'persistent violator of the
eighth commandment.' " "I suppose I
ought to have done it," said Mr. Boodelle, grinding his teeth, "but I couldn't
recall the eighth commandment to save
my life!"
"Does your husband play the races?"
"He bets," answered young Mrs. Tor-
kins.    "But it doesn't seem like play."
We have been asked if marriage is a
failure. We have not found it so. We
don't know what our better half thinks
of it. Our opinion is that only when a
man marries a sealskin woman on a coon-
skin income does he find marriage a failure —Winnipeg Free Press.
"Is an airship 'he' or 'she,' papa?"
"She, I think, my dear. You know you
never can depend upon getting 'em to go
the way you want 'em to go."
•'Why should beef be so expensive ?"
asked the consumor. "Because," answered Mr. Dustin Stax, "beef is at a
disadvantage with most other products.
There is no method of adulterating it
with cheaper materials."
The British Medical Journal suggests
that "as luxuries should be taxed, rather
than necessaries, a superfluity of fat,
which is mostly the result of luxurious
living, may not unfairly be regarded as a
fitting object of taxation."
At a recent public function in Washington Miss Roosevelt's appearance was
greeted with a cheer, and one enthusias
tic man shouted "Miss Roosevelt forever!" "Thanks, very much," said the
young lady, smilingly, "but, really, I
don't want to be MISS Roosevelt for
ever."
A gentleman who was interviewing a
coachman asked him : "Why did you
leave the last place you lived at?"
' Well, sir," replied the coachman, "I
didn't like it at all, and was glad to
leave. But I could go back at any time
I liked." "Then if you could go back
again that shows you must bear a good
character, so I'll engage you," said the
gentleman. It afterwards transpired that
the last place the coachman lived was a
prison.
Dealer—Here is a cigar that is all right
for the money. We sell it seven for a
quarter. Customer—Well, that is a good
many. "Yes, but you don't have to
smoke them, you know." "Oh, I didn't
think of that. You may give me a quar-
ter's.worth. They'll be handy to treat
my friends with."
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To STEVE MANGOT or whomsoever he may
have transferred his interest in the Gold-
Platinum mineral claim, situate on Champion
creek, a tributary of the Tuiameen river,
in the Similkameen mining division of Yale
district.
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, j ou fail or refuse to contribute your portion of the expenditure required by section 24 of the " Mineral Act,"
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia. 1897, in respect of th-; Gold-Platinum
mineral claim, sijtuate on Champion creek, in
the Similkameen 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, Daniel Coute-
nay, free miner, who has made the required expenditure.
The amount due by you in respect of the
/•saidj mineral   claim,   not   including  costs,   is
Dated this 24th day of October, 1904
DANIEL COUTENAY.
Just Opened
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MINING NOTES.
Probably twenty localities scattered all
over the world claim fqr some one of
their producing mines the distinction of
j\ being "the greatest gold mine in the
world." ^The passing years have a way
of sifting facts from fancies, and the
highest authorities today unite in assign-
^ ing the great Homestake'mine at Lead,
South Dakota, the first place among the
gold mines of the world. Its monthly
yield averages in the neighborhood of
$425,000, or about 2,000 ounces of fine
gold! This is secured by the treatment
of 125,000 tons of ore per month. Paradoxical asjt seems the Homestake is both
the richest gold producer and relatively
one of the poorest mines in flie^world.
The average ore values are only about
$3.60.: per ton, while mining and treatment charges run about $2.40 per ton.
v " The explanation of the mine's value lies
in the enormous tonnage audjn. the
cheap operative and productive charges,
and the secret of low charges lies in the
adoption of the latest methods, best machinery and a careful consideration of
the small economies.
Notices have been posted in Telluride,
Colorado, that the 8-hour day will, in
future, be recogniaSdiiat the mills there
and that a minimum' wage of $3 per day
will be paid.
Japan is, for the first time in its history
importing copper?,-and hasjtfrrrough an
United States agency, procured 10,060,-
000 pounds' by contract. China also is
importing ljarge quantities.
/She right to stake placer ground over
I a quartz location has been sustained by
J the full court sitting in Vancouver re-
f cently.
It is not an uncommon occurrence for
lead veins to occur in slate formations.
Many of the old Cornish lead mines so
occurred, as did many of the German
lead deposits.
As wolfram is so much in demand now
and inquiries are being constantly made
as to its mineralogical characters, the
following will be of use to prospectors:
According to Dana its color is dark grayish black. Streak dark reddish brown.
Lustre submetallic, shining. Found with
tin ores. In handling the mineral one is
impressed with its weight as it is much
heavier than iron. The "streak" isthe
mark left when a mineral is scratched by
a substance harder than itself, and corresponds to the powder produced when
the mineral is finely crushed. It is valuable in making steel.
The report of Superintendent Hang of
the Dewey mine, Idaho, shows that an
output of #16,000 and a net profit of
#8,000 was the record for October.
The superintendent of the Mt. Baker
group, Mr. Conaway, states that develop
ment work will continue all winter.   A
lot of   preparatory  work  is bjeing done
towards installing machinery. fXfC
Anangements have been completed for
the installation of an aerial tramway
from the Jumbo mine WRossland to the
Red Mountain railway, by which, ore
shipments from this mine will be considerably facilitated. The tramway will be
nearly a mile in length and have a carrying capacity of 500 tonsjd.aily.  j   ?
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NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands,
situated on the east sicte- of the Tuiameen river,
commencing at a post by the N.W. corner post
of lot 252, running east 20 chains, north 120
chains, west 140 chains more or less, to a point
on river, thence following the line of river to
point of commencement.
ANGUS STEWART.
Princeton, Nov. 19,1904.
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By closely watching the market and discriminating in our purchases our stock is made up of just such goods as please the most
particular* Here are a few random items'picked odt from a hun=
dred others for the holiday trade:
Fresh-Muscatel Raisins
"     Valencia       |
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Candied Peel
Figs
Dates
JjrJ Oranges
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Suitable for Presents
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BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tuiameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain
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