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The Coal, Ore and Placer Mining Jndvtstr'es will, upon Djvelopnent, Employ Half a Million Men in the Similkameen and Nicola Districts.
If You are Interested Came aid Szc this Great Country and be Convinced of its Resources; Fine Climate; Sportsmen's Elysium.
Vol. v.   No. 2.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 1904.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
LOCAL PARAGRAPHS
PROSPECTORS OFF
Smelter Question Acute—Surveying Coal Claims—Another Newspaper for
the Okanagan.
It is reported that M. K. Rodgers hf s
sent an ultimatum to Ottawa informing
the government that he is ready to build
the smelter at Hedley on the original
terms, failing in which he would remove to Uncle Sam's country and ship
the ore there.
C. Willerson and P. Johnson pulled
out with their pack train on Thursday
morning for Kennedy mountain where
they have a large amount of assessment
work to do.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., C. and J. Snowden and J. H. Jackson were running the
lines for the latter's ranch at Otter Flat
during the week. Water being too high
the survey of Mr. Frembd's ranch was
postponed.
The condition of "Smoky" Chisholm
recently shot by Steve Brooks, has not
taken a serious turn as yet, which is
largely due to the skilful treatment of
Dr. McPhail. The shattered bone of his
leg is being removed in small particles
while the wound itself is healthy and
comparatively free of pus.
G. H. Dawson, P.L.S., of Vancouver,
with a Mr. Fitzsimmons, arrived at Otter
Flat last Saturday for the purpose of surveying some coal claims in that vicinity.
Joe Fitzharris left Thursday morning
for Elliott creek, where he will do some
assessment work on his mineral claims.
His property is not far from the celebrated Cousin Jack and is similar incha;»
acter and formation.
A newspaper will shortly be started at
Kelowna by Walpole Murdoch, until recently editor of the Hartney Star, Manitoba. The paper will be strictly neutral
in politics.
Fred Revely came up from Hedley on
a business mission during the week.
WEDDING BELLS.
The marriage of a Princetonian at
Tacoma on the 4th inst. has been the
cause of a shower of congratulations
from many friends. The happy pair, A.
>F. Gwin, and Miss Sadie White, of Wichita, Kansas, were made one at the home
of W. C. Spicer, the treasurer of the
Yreka copper company. Mr. Gwin is
largely interested in mineral claims in
the Similkameen and is favorably known
throughout the province in mining circles. After the honeymoon Mr. Gwin is
expected to make his permanent address
at Princeton. The Star wishes both
bon voyage over the sea of marital life.
George Aldous leaves for Vancouver
to-morrow morning having received intimation that the serious illness of his
wife forbade even slight hope of recovery,
J. McFarlane has been acting as deputy
government agent lately and "fills the
bill" with perfect satisfaction to all.
Dr. Macdonajd, dentist, was at Kelowna
last week on his professional tour of the
Okanagan and Similkameen valleys.
HEDLEY HAPPENINGS.
Respected Employee  Departs—Trap
per's Perilous Condition.
Hedley, April 19 —D. J. McNally, who
superintended the construction of the
stamp_mill—here for the Daly Reduction
Co. of this place, left on last Friday's
stage for his home at Nelson, B.C. He
has been engaged by a company operat
ing in the Ymir district to erect a 10
stamp mill there. Mr. McNally made
hosts of warm friends while here, whose
best wishes will follow him.
H. M. Herking arrived last week from
California to take a position with the
Daly Reduction Co. as amalgamator.
Wm. Dunn returned recently from a
four months' trapping and hunting trip
in the Ashnola mountains. He had the
misfortune to injure his leg and was
closely confined to camp for a period of
six weeks. Had he not been well sup
plied with provisions his condition would
have been precarious in the extreme.
C. Schilling has about finished his con
tract for burning lime for the large, new
hotel.
L. W. Shatford, M.L.A., held a meet
ing Saturday night in the Methodist
church for the purpose of accounting for
his stewardship during the session. He
stated in regard to the Coast Kootenay
that negotiations were now being carried
on for the purpose of having the road
constructed at an early date. Speaking
of the increased taxes being levied on
the business portion of the community
he was of opinion that this increase was
temporary. He said the friends of labor
should be gratified that the increased
taxes were not being collected from the
working men ; but he evidently forgot
to mention that the government discussed the advisability of raising the poll
tax to $5 and was only prevented from
doing so by Hawthornthwaite, the So^
cialist.
Scrutator.
Luke Gibson shot a male swan on his
lake that measured ten feet from tip to
tip. He presented it to "Grandad," who
has sent it to the taxidermist at Vernon.
Driver Chenall of the Nicola royal
mail line was over a day late with the
mail due on Saturday owing to the frightful condition of the roads. He had to
detach the horses and pack the mail as
the water was too deep on the road, making necessary a long detour. Otter creek
is higher than has been known for years
resulting from the excessively warm
weather of last week.
TELEPHONE WANTED
RESOLUTION SENT
The  Line to be Extended to
Princeton if Government
will Grant the Rea=
sonable Request.
The branches of the Niclola provincial
mining association held a union meeting
at Coutlee recently when a resolution was
:unanimously adopted urging upon the
Dominion government to extend the
Nicola telephone service to Princeton
and Penticton including all intermediate
towns along the route of some 150 miles.
The need of the telephone line is one of
the crying necessities of the day, for it is
doubtful if there is a district in the whole
world where there are so many mining
camps and other centres as are found in
the Similkameen, without a railroad or
telephone communication. There can be
no doubt that the Liberal government at
Ottawa will grant the plea of the resolution since no argument can be offered in
denial of it. The tenor of the resolution indicates a cordial disposition on the
part of the Nicola mining association to
lend a 'helping hand' to the Similkameen in its extremities and shows also
the good purposes to which any association or board of trade may be put. The
Kamloops Sentinel, which always takes
a kindly interest in the Similkameen,
'says: "Similar resolutions have already
been passed by the Princeton board of
trade, and it is hoped the efforts thus put
forth will be crowned wich the success
that should undoubtedly attend them:"
Moved by A. E. Howse, seconded by
G.B.Armstrong, and resolved: "That
whereas, the Nicola and Similkameen
sections of southern British Columbia
are among the earliest settled portions of
the province and contain large areas of
agricultural and mineral lands, the development of which is greatly retarded
by lack of adequate mail and telephone
facilities;
And, whereas, for the past thirty-four
years the settlers of these valleys have
contributed to the revenue of the Dominion nearly one million dollars, and received less than fifty thousand dollars in
return, chiefly in mail service and a telephone line from Kamloops to Lower
Nicola,
Therefore, be it resolved that the Nicola-
Aspen Grove and the Lower Nicola-
Coutlee branches of the provincial mining association, jointly in session assembled at Coutlee, do urge upon the department of public works at Ottawa the
necessity of constructing immediately a
telephone line to connect Spence's
Bridge station on the main line of the
Canadian Pacific   railway   with   Lower
Nicola and thence via Aspen Grove, Otter
Valley, Granite creek, Princeton, Hedley
and Keremeos to Penticton.
And, be it further resolved, that in the
opinion of this meeting the construction
of this much needed work would be an
important factor in developing these
great valleys, producing a satisfactory
revenue, and will be greatly appreciated
by the people."
LIKES THE SIMILKAMEEN.
Spying Out the Land with a View
to Future Investment.
J. McQuarrie, of Methow, Wash., was
in town during the week having come
over the trail via Midway. He has been
mining at Slate creek, Wash., and reports
large mining and milling operations in
that country. There is no railroad in.
there but he understood a party of railway engineers were at work near there
heading for B.C. Twisp, the name of the
camp, is over 50 miles from a railway but
it has telephone connection. Mr. McQuarrie had heard considerable about
Princeton so he came to investigate and
see if it was as represented. "It exceeds
my expectations. Why, you've got a
coal mine right in the town" said Mr.
McQuarrie. "Yes, and there is gold in
that river," said the reporter as they
stepped onto the bridge crossing the
Similkameen. In answer to a question
he was told that the Chinese were the
only ones working the river placers, with
what results no^pne knew, for "John's"
answer to inquiry about earnings was
always "no savee." Mr. McQuarrie is
so well pleased with the layout here that
he will come again and probably make
it his home. In parting he said he would
not hesitate to recommend the Similkameen to friend or stranger, for, "undoubtedly it is a rich country as the ore
indicates ; the only drawback being the
lack of a railway." Mr. McQuarrie goes
to Port Simpson, the terminus of the
G.T.P., thence overland along the proposed route to Edmonton, back to his
former home in London, Ontario. In
railway circles he states that it is believed
the two rival railway companies, the
Great Northern and the Canadian Pacific,
will make a simultaneous dash for the
Similkameen by different routes as soon
as the provincial government breaks the
deadlock. .
HITTING THE HILLS.
The number of pack outfits on the
trails indicates the annual revival of mining and the consequent migration of the
happy prospector to the hills. The country is indebted to the prospectors for
many favors, among which are the
indomitable energy and perseverance
with which they pursue their nomadic
calling, thus bringing to light the hidden
treasures of earth for the comfort of man
and the enrichment of the nation. Long
live the prospector!
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
April 23, 1904
The Similkameen Star
Published "Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C.
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E. Howse, Manager.
One Year,
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
Payable in Advance.
$3.00
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
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.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
A sidewalk extending the whole
length of Bridge street, from bridge
to bridge, would add much to the
convenience, as well as the appearance of the town. A spur to the
government offices and as far as
the school house would also be
appreciated, especially during the
spring.
Ontario is turning to good account the opportunities afforded by
the construction of the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway. That the
Pacific road is assured is borne
out by the fact that the Ontario
legislature has provided land and
cash subsidies for two branch lines
to connect the old Grand Trunk
with the new transcontinental line.
By these branches a large virgin
territory will be opened up to settlers and business activity, and the
general welfare of the province and
of the whole Dominion be thus
accelerated. What a contrast there
is between the governments of
Ontario and British Columbia in
their methods of developing the
resources of the country ! Under
L/iberal government for the past
thirty-five years, during the greater
part of which Sir Oliver Mowat was
premier, Ontario has been an object
lesson for B.C., aye, for the whole
world, of what judicious economy
and wise statesmanship may accomplish. The life and character of
the late Sir Oliver are commended
to the premier of this province for
careful study and practice, believing that both he and the country
would immeasurably profit thereby.
In any case the railway policy of
the Ontario government should be
engrafted onto the decadent stem
of this' province thus transfusing
new life into railway legislation and
giving the Similkameen an outlet
for the buried treasures within its
borders. 	
In these piping days, when time
and distance are being annihilated
by the inventive genius of man,
when even words are abbreviated]
or 'cut out' altogether where there
is the least redundancy, would it
not be in consonance with the spirit
of the age and good taste to 'cut
out' the word "British" in the name
of this province ? For the sake of
brevity and to prevent repetition
many drop the conventional "Mr."
in speech and writing but no one
has been found brave enough to
attempt to lop off "Mrs." or "Miss."
For these suggestions the Star expects to be accused of disloyalty in
the first instance and of discourtesy
in the second—it was ever thus
with all reforms, great or small.
The Montreal Star, with which
is incorporated the Family Herald
and Weekly Star, all under one
management and ownership, is "up
to snuff" and particularly resourceful "in ways that are dark." The
Daily Star is ultra-Conservative
while the Family Herald and Weekly Star poses as Independent in
politics. In their day the managers
of those papers have trimmed sail
to almost every whiff of political
wind. In one political campaign
they issued an imitation of the Toronto Globe, one of the grossest
deceptions ever known to the journalistic profession, the intent being
to make readers believe that the
Globe had recanted its opinions on
the eve of a general election. Who
would have the hardihood to say
that was respectable journalism?
The Weekly Star has had many
L/iberal readers in the past by reason of its supposed Independence
but the fallacy having been exposed
they will now include it in their
index expurgatorious. The advertising scheme which the Montreal
paper has been advocating for this
province and which has the sanction of no less a personage than the
Conservative premier of it, is believed to be in party interests and
not for the general good. Why
should the people of this province
bonus an outside newspaper for a
doubtful advertising 'dodge' while
there is unlimited scope for legitimate advertising among the starveling newspapers of B.C. If the
premier has any charity to give out
let him dispense it among the mendicant journalists here rather than
bestow it upon the millionaire
owners of the Montreal Star. The
Similkameen Star as one of the
press of the province would consider a little government patronage
at this very moment as not at all
ill-timed.
The Opposition press throughout
the Dominion are shouting "victory," seeing "visions;" reading the
old "handwriting on the wall," and
prophesying utter and dire defeat
for the Liberals in the pending Dominion general elections. That
same Conservative press had visions
and dreams of victory in 1896,
when Laurier was overwhelmingly
returned; again in 1900 this same
Tory press had the same old nightmare, but the Liberals won "hands
down ;" now, on the verge of another election the same newspapers
under the influence of political'dope'
are indulging in the wildest phantasms and dreams. Yale-Cariboo,
with the most of the ridings will
remain Liberal for it has no reason
to change.
Ra Ha ROGERS
M.A., B.C.L.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
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JAS. J. LOUTIT,   Agent,
Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
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. 875545, Edward Brown,
free miner's certificate No. B75518, and Smith
Curtis, free miner'_s certificate No. B75318, intend,
Hixty 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, 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 L. 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 Februaty, 1904.
NOlICE.
Tune Bug mineral claim, 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. B41751,
and Claud M. Snowden, free miner's certificate
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 claim.
And further take 1 otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the 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. 855232, 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.
.-i.nd further 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 certi
ficate No. B71943, Arthur B. Clabon, free miner's certificate, No. B75545, Fdward 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 section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of February, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Nubian fractional mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Wherelocated: On Kennedy mountain:
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Arthur B. Clabon, free miner's certificate No. B75545, Edward Brown, free miner's
certificate, B75318, and Smith Curtis, free miner's
certificate, No. B75317, 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 claims!
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, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
To WILLIAM  McGRU,   of Loomis,  Washington, U.S.
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, vou fail or refuse to contribute your portion of the expenditure required by section 24 of the Mineral .net,
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia, 1897, in respect of the St. Paul and
Union Jack mineral claims, situate on Similkameen river, 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-owners, t,. J. Griffin of
Hedley and Jas. Bruce, free miner, who have
made the required expenditure. The amount
due by you, not including costs is $33.33 on each
claim.
Dated, 20th day of December, 1903.
TAS. BRUCE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Xauds 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 a,% 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.
NOTICE.
TAKE NOTICE that sixty days after date I
intend to apply to the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase forty acres of Crown lands for pasturing purposes : Commencing at a post marked F.
Frembd's S.W. corner on the east and west line
on the north end of my pre-emption in Otter
Valley, thence running 20 chains north, thence
20 chains east, thence 20 chains south, thence
20 chains west to place of commencement.
F. FREMBD.
Dated March 12th, 1904.
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LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
The preliminary hearing of Steve
Brooks for shooting Chisholm takes place
at Nicola J^ake, next week.
The townsite people have men at
work mattrassing the river bank to prevent further erosion.
L.  P.   Eckstein,   barrister,   of Grand
Forks, and who had charge of the settlement of the Johnson estate here, may be
addressed at Fernie, whither he has re
moved. .
'Canon' Paddou of Penticton is spending a well-earned vacation at Hedley, the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.
Jamieson Bros, came in with freight
from Penticton on Thursday and report
the roads as very bad. Near Hiram In-
glee's ranch they had to unload and it
took eight horses all their time to pull
out the empty wagon. This spot ought
to be repaired before a whole caravan
sinks out of sight.
Max Akers came down from Otter Flat
on a shopping expedition and reports the
roads as improving.
The hills are carpeted with nature's
brightest of green and the flowers and
the leaves prove the return of spring
with all its beauty.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
P. W. GROVES
A. R. COU,., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
Young Brother—Do you know, Millie,
I believe if I weren't here Jim Spooner
would kiss you. Sister—Leave the room
this minute, you impertinent little boy !
Mother (in a loud voice from upstairs)
—Gretchen, Gretchen ! Daughter—Yes,
mother. Mother—It is very cold here.
Will you ask that young man to shut the
front door from the outside ?
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT   &    GILMAN,
PROVINCIAL
ASSAYERS
THE VANCOUVER ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
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A General Banking1 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.
gr       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
166 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. REVEXY, Agent.
Princeton, B.C., April 21st, 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 hereby
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 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.
11HEBIEY CITY STORE
?     A Complete New Stock of General rierchan=
j dise always on hand,
J CONSISTING OF A FULL LINE OF ^
ff Groceries, Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes; also 5
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m Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill Steel, *
I Harness and Saddlery.
I Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
5 J. A. SCHUBERT.
NOTICE.
Tempest fraction mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining division   of Yale  district.   Where located : Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, Ernest Waterman, agent for
the Vermilion  Forks   Mining   Company,   free
miner's certificate No. B72038, intend, sixty days
from the date  hereof, to apply to the Mining
recorder for a certificate of improvements for the
purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above
claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 13th day of April, A.D. 1904.
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Kenley mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale district.
Where located: Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, Ernest Waterman, free
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Edwin Barr Hall, free miner's certificate No.
B72040, intend sixty days from thejiiate hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
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Province, and from which flows the Nicola
River, which is noted for its excellent trout
fishing. NICOLA is also the key to the great
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Aprii, 23, 1904
THE TRIP OF THE TRAPPER
AND THE TENDERFOOT
200 MILES TO SEE THE SUNSET
Jogging Along the Road Certain and
Sundry Characteristics Come Out
in Bold Relief Illustrating How
Frail is Man When Subject to
Various Influences and Enticements.
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By Stanley Mayall.
[All Rights Unreserved.]
[Continued from Last Week.]
Going through the pass we called at
Richter's ranch
Outside of the*smart,
up-to-date management of the ranch and
the wonderful crop cf apples, what struck
me most was the coIl££tk>a_oX^mountain
^Hpej2_arid^goat_heads, cougar.and lynx
hides, deer horns and mountain curios of
all descriptions. The Richter boys can
write their names with their rifles and
my thoughts reverted to South Africa
and what happened to certain British
troops who ran into the native Boers,
also to the pioneer days of the west when
the Indians played the same game with
the United States cavalry. Thefour
Richter boys could probably hold that
pass againsTatroop of the best gilt-edged
and pipe-clayed regulars that ever answered a bugle call. They asked us to
have some apples. J__secured seven.
Browngot_seyenty-nine, it was his overcoat that helped. It had five pockets, all
two feet deep.
Then we met a man with red hair who
wafj looking for some lost horses and
Brown asked him if he would have an
apple and said that his name was Jones
and mine was Mewdale (in both of which
statements he was horribly in error) and
afterwards told me inconjicLeji££ that the
reason his_hair' wasjso_red was because of
theirijnin it and I thanked him for the
information with all due reverence and
by way of reward told him about another
relative of mine who had made an omnipotent fortune by successfully cornering the indigo market two years in succession and he carefully wrote his name
down for prospective use.
By that time we had wouud our way
down to the celebrated Similkameen valley. Once again words fail me to describe the beauty of the riparian way, the
sweetness of the sylvan scenery, the loveliness of the plains and the grandeur of
the mountain slopes. Brown said that he
lieard that the Vale of Cashmir alone
could equal it but what he actually knew
was that it couhi_grnw three tons to the
acreof_hay $nd blamed near anything
else, that game was plentiful on plain and
hillside and that the river was full of fish.
He told me several game and fish stories
but only one did credit to his baronial
ancestry. It happened while he was duck
hunting on the coast of Nova Scotia. A
flock of geese passed low down. He was
armed only with a single muzzle-loading
gun and hurriedly fired. Several birds
tell into the water. When he went to
gather them he found no less than nine
of them all strung together. JJe-fjorg^t-tt)
Temiiy^his-ramrod and it had pinned the
lot together by the eyes.
We stayed that night at the ranch of
ft£]>-€awston and were accorded such
kindly hospitality as adds an ounce to
that portion of the brain whose duty it is
to cherish kindly feelings and high opinions of one's fellow human beings. Of
Mrs. Cawston and her boys I should like
to say more than I am at liberty to do.
My brief stay in their hospitable home
was like a dream of home after a spell of
solitary prisondom. The four lads were
radiantly happy that night. In the first
[Continued on page 5.]
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To GEORGE H. SPROUtE 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
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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^.
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Aprii, 23, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
A,
TRAPPER AND TENDERFOOT.
[Continued from page 4.]
place they had achieved the very difficult
y diplomatic featof "entering" their school
master for a race home in the dark, having previously~Unanged wiLh aiTadvance
agent to ^stretch a rope across the path
and the accomlnblia'tnrg^hoolmasterhad
of course fallen and barked his shins and
pretty nearly broken his neck besides.
In the second they had their old friend
Mr. Brown to tell them fish stories, so
that they lay on the floor and sofas and
ate apples and listened until they fell
asleep one by one and a kindly mother
gathered them up and led them lovingly
away to bed. Even the ubiquitous, early-
rising, horse-feeding Brown could appreciate a Cawston bed and omitted to arouse
me, as was his wont, at daybreak. However, he had bribed someone else to feed
the "geegees," or no doubt would have
done; they didn't like leaving the Cawston homestead any more than we did.
Going up the valley we met a gentleman named McNeery taking his wife and
a buggy full of family out for a drive.
Mr. Brown introduced me as Mr. McNall
and told him about my people and the
probable rise in Sunset stock and explained why and how some people up
Revelstoke way hafl pripritifrtejrTrfa nir-lr-
name "Crazy" Brown and Mr. McNeery
waited patiently and then produced from
his pockets some fine specimens of quartz
fairly peppered with free gold.
Whilst Brown and his friend had been
talking mines I had seen something very
interesting and a few minutes after bidding the McNeery family 'good day' I
secretly dropped my tooth brush on the
ground.
"Awfully sorry," I said, "but I have
left my tooth brush behind me."
"Well, of all the     *   *    pity you
weren't born an oyster and didn't use a
tooth brush !" he exclaimed, and, then he
rememhereii-my financial friends. "Oh,
all right, go and get it."
The something I had seen was an In
dian maiden who had secretly flourished
a handkerchief as we talked and rode
by. I always had an ambition to acquire
fresh knowledge and 1 had never been in
an Indian wigwam. Here was a chance
not to be missed. Her words of greeting
were: "Man go hunt, kill deer, goat,
bear, 'praps break um neck, no come
more—you stay here." I was beginning
to sabby all right, but just the same I had
not come out as understudy to a Siwash
hunter and was meditating on some
plausible excuse for my early departure
and was just telling her that I had to go
and "see a man about a dog" when a
shadow darkened the doorway and I fully
expected to get my scalp lifted a trifle.
I don't know whether I was most disgusted or relieved to find it was my friend
Brown. "Well!" he exclaimed, "of all
the tooth brushes I ever saw this is the
easiest on the gums. Comb out ! you'll
be catching whooping cough soon." But
I think that it was only jealousy that
brought Brown back. We met another
forest maiden. Brown asked her what
her name was and she answered "Go-
Wan-Now." He remarked it was a fine
day and she said "go-on-now," so he
enquired if she was going far and she
replied, "go-on-now-" "I am going, you
blooming parrot," he retorted, but I don't
seem to be gettingtnuch farther." "You
all plum clazy," she responded, and the
two cayuses looked at each other and
deliberately coughed. "Brown you are
discovered," I remarked, and he fetched
his cayuse such a thwack with his hazel
plant that he loosened a shoe. Then he
rode on in sodden silence for at least ten
minutes. But you can't scotch Brown's
youthful nature for long together. "I
don't think much of Indians, no how."
[To be Continued.]
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