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Monotony is Death; Variety is Life.
Midsummer is Gone, the Harvest Days will Soon be Over, Still no Sign of the Promised Summer Railway Session.
Nature has Set the Table for a Million People in the Similkameen and Nicola Mineral Districts—Gold, Silver, Copper, Platinum, Coal and Iron:
Vol. v.   No. 15. PRINCETON. SH SATTTPn A v   tttt v k   iQc\A $2 a Year, in Advance.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, JULY 23, 1904.
NEW VARIETY OF WHEAT.
Originated from a Few Kernels Taken
from a Wild Goose.
Hugh Hunter has a peculiar bearded
wheat unlike anything of the kind ever
seen by any to whom he has shown it.
He terms it "goose" wheat, for want of a
more classical name, and yet the name is
not misapropos since the grain was recovered from a wild goose shot in its
southern flight some three or four years
ago. The few kernels thus saved were
sown and carefully tended until at the
present time it has multiplied into many
bushels. As it now stands in a patch of
about one eighth of an acre it looks very
healthy with a large stem and broad leaf.
The heads average from 190 to 196 grains
and stand in serrated columns long and
short around the central one. As the
agricultural editor of this journal is dead
his mining coadjutor can only say that
whether it comes from a goose's crop or
an Egyptian mummy's belly it looks as if
it might pan out a bonanza for the "hayseeds." It has been sent to the agricultural college, Guelph, Ont., for classification.
HEDLEY PARAGRAPHS
Fire  Destroys   Brewery Val-
Kued at $5,000 and
r No Insurance.
Daly Reduction Co. Buys Mine—Mill
Running Full Blast and All
Goes Well.
Great Mineral Country.
J.  I. Jones,  of  Cottage  Grove,   Ore.,
arrived in Princeton  last  Sunday  on a
combined   business   and   pleasure   trip
Mr. Jones is prominent in mining cjrcles^
in Portland and has made several successful   ventures  in that line in recent yearf.
He will see as much of the Similkameen
as possible within a limited time and convey his impressions to colleagues who aref
ready to   invest   on  the strength of his
say so.    It is significant of a growing interest  in the Similkameen that at present a large number of inquiries are being
made both by letter and personal visit to
this mining district.    Mr. Jones coincides
with the testimony of former visitors that
this is undoubtedly a great mineral country, lacking only in  transportation.    He
much admired the hotel Jackson exhibit
of ore and praised  the climate and location of Princeton.
Railway Notes.
Great Northern railway engineers are
now at work on Anarchist mountain,
about 30 miles west of Midway. They
have run four trial lines in endeavoring
to find a 2 per cent, grade. It is fully expected that it will be obtained. Within a
few days engineers will begin locating
from Osoyoos lake towards Princeton.
Orders have been issued to all engineer
crews and graders on the Kalispell cutoff
and Morrissey, B.C. branch to have their
work completed by Aug. i. The theory
is advanced that President Hill is hastening towards the Similkameen.
Prospects for the actual construction of
a coast to Kootenay railway were never
brighter.
The Similkameen & Keremeos railway
bill has passed the railway committee
stage.
Hedley, July 19.—We regret having to
report the total destruction by fire of the
Hedley brewery on Monday, 18th inst.
The fire, which originated iu the boiler
{■opm, broke out a few minutes after 1
p.m. and as the building was situated
some little distance from any others and
no means being at hand to speedily give
the alarm, when help arrived it was apparent at a glance that there was no
chance of saving the building—a light
frame one. All that the many willing
hands could do was to use the few minutes, e'er the building was wrapped in
flames, in saving a few kegs and barrels
of the stock on hand, also a couple of
pieces of machinery from the soda water
works. The loss is estimated at-foooo.
No insurance.
Messrs. Cahill and Yates have sold the \
Climax and IXL mineral claims to the
Daly Reduction Co., the consideration,
we learn, being in the neighborhood of
$ 12,000. It may interest some to know
that the claims are situate near the
switchback on the company's electric
tramway.
The electric and gravity tramways appear to be working smoothly and regularly. The stamp mill is now working
steadily and running night and day.
Good progress is being made installing
the machinery of the new 40-drill compressor—when it is completed it will
supply all power needed at the mine and
intermediate points.
The new hotel is rapidly nearing completion. It is equipped with a hot and
cold water system, lavatories, bath rooms
and every modern convenience usually
found iu first class hotels.
An addition is being made to the Grand
Union hotel which will greatly improve
the looks and facilities of that well known
hostelry.
Preparations are being made in various
parts of the town to erect new buildings,
principally residences, and no doubt before winter many comfortable homes will
be erected to accommodate our ever increasing population.
ASPEN GROVE NOTES
The Portland   Again  Active
and Shareholders on
the Ground.
Man Looking for a Helpmeet While
Another Goes in Search of
Lost Mine.
Aspen Grove, July 16.—The Portland,
with Jack Murray in charge and Tink
French at the lever, are engaged in bailing out the water in the shaft. A. W.
Wright and the auditor are here at present and are making an examination of
the property. It is not yet definitely
known if development work will begin
now.
Messrs. Murray and Larsen are doing
development work on their property at
Fish Lake and Mr. McDonald, having
completed his yearly mineral work has
started for the valley to engage in haying.
Mr. Eastwood, of Copper Standard
fame, has been engaged by Mr. Pooley to
do_his butchering while the said Mr.
Pooley is searching for a partner-for-life.
Haying is in full swing in Nicola valley and men are scarce. A small raise in
daily wages might be of benefit to the
farmers in saving much good hay.
Dad Allan and Messrs Lowe and Aug-
stett are still pegging away, when the
mosquitoes are willing, and are having
splendid results. The boys are stayers
and are entitled to a big stake.
Mr. Smith, of the Big Sioux, is somewhere in California looking for a lost
mine. With his usual good luck and
sharp penetration he will, no doubt, find
it.
The mosquitoes here are wonderfully
active and more plentiful than ever.
All the Aspen Grove properties are
looking well and everybody is enthusiastic about the future of the camp.
Mr. Poulton, who has completed his
contract on the Maggie and Little Giant,
is off for the lower regions (I mean the
valley) to engage in haying.
Messrs. Willarson and Johnson are getting in double shifts on the Hit or Miss
with good results. Observer.
IN SOLEMN MATRIMONY.
Macphail-Terrill Nuptials the First'
Celebrated at Granite Creek.
The wedding of Mr. Donald Macpbail
to Miss Belle Terrill on the 12th inst. at
Granite creek was of more than passing
interest. In point of chronology it is
the first on the roll of many yet to be
chronicled in the coming generations
of the pioneer gold camp of the Similkameen. But its historic interest is of secondary importance when the popularity
of the principals in this their new-found
home and adopted country is considered.
From across the sea relatives and friends
of the bridegroom in Scotia dear sent mementoes of their high esteem and regard,
while the bride received many tokens, of
love from relatives, and from friends a
shower of congratulations and numerous
presents. The Star joins with their
many friends in the valley in wishing
Mr. and Mrs. Macphail all happiness and
prosperity.
The marriage ceremony was conducted
by the Rev. George^'Mason of Nicola
at 5 p.m. in the presence of many guests.
The bride looked very pretty in a dress
of crepe de chene trimmed with point de
esprit lace. She wore a wreath of the
typical orange blossoms, also a splendid
pearl brooch, the gift of the bridegroom,
in all of which she made a charming midsummer   bride.     The bridesmaid^- Miss
Ethel Ibynne, looked pretty in a dress
of white organdie. Mr. D. A. C. Mac-
.phail..  brother of the
Skip.
J. Webster, of Vernon, cousin of Mrs.
W. C. Lyall, is visiting here and may
locate on fruit land. He is accompanied
by T. Benford who   is also  in  search of
land. Both gentlemen are fully impressed    , "-~.
with the immense resources of the coun-.' J. E. Coulter came up from Keremeos
try and wonder at the delay in railway; to remove his family onto the ranch he
building into the Similkameen. f is tilling there
It is reported that the Daly Reduction
Co. is endeavoring to secure the output of
the Kingston mine and parties are now in
the east to negotiate with the largest
shareholders to that effect.
A. F. McDonald, railroad contractor on
the Phoenix: branch of the V. V. & E.
was in town a few days this week and
reports good times in the Boundary.
An anti-corset league, on the lines of
those elsewhere, is mooted
groom, was best
man. The bridal couple left for Kamloops on Sunday last by stage where they
will spend the honeymoon.
The groom was born in the Isle of Mull,
Scotland, where his ancestry may be
identified for many centuries. He has
travelled extensively in Africa and America and is a graduate in arts of Glasgow
university. The bride hails from Colorado, where flows the noble Rio Grande
through scenery unmatched the world
over, and has been a resident of Granite
creek for the past two years.
The festivities following the ceremony
were not quite ended when the dawn of
radiant morn beckoned to the happy pair
that the voyage across life's main had
begun under fair omens—may all their
lives be sunlit.
Mr. and Mrs. Terrill were most affable
and attentive as host and hostess, and the
inspiriting music of Messrs. Thynne, Ross
and Rabbitl was duly appreciated.
W. E. Butler bought a bunch of eighty
horses from Mr. Allison, near Keremeos,
for which he paid about $2000. They
were driven to Ducks by J. Budd and G.
Aldous from thence they will be shipped
to Calgary.
Three diamond drills are in operation
in the Nicola making coal boring tests.
The V.F.M. & D. Co. of Princeton has
stopped drilling for the present on their
coal lands near the town.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
July 23, 1904
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C.
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager.
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A. E. HOWSE.
HOPES DEFERRED.
The annual meeting of the Vermilion Forks Mining and Develop-
-ment Co., held last month in London, affords a text from which an
interesting chapter might be writ--
ten. For, the condition of the
company is a reflex of the political
history of the province in so far as
it affected the coast to Kootenay
railway scheme. Pernicious influences, over which the company had
no control, have delayed progress
and temporarily overcast a particularly bright and prosperous inception in Princeton and vicinity. A
period of depression and fruitless
anxiety in the Similkameen may
be readily traced to the vagaries of
incompetent governments and a
buccaneer railway corporation and
individuals and companies alike have
felt the blighting and discouraging
effects resulting from stubborn inertia of procrastinating legislators.
The Vermilion Forks Company
invested large sums of money here
in real estate and in coal and metalliferous mining. Their properties
are among the most valuable in the
country and mast increase manifold
in price with railway construction.
"When these properties were acquired there was a tacit understanding
that transportation would be given
at once. Indeed, legislators solemnly promised to make railway
connection if they were returned to
office. How false those promises
have proven the Vermilion Forks
Co. and the thousand and one other
investors have fully realized. They
have acted honorably and in good
faith and have fulfilled all their obligations to the government—they
have performed all their duty to
the country and the community—
only the government has failed.
In a community where everybody
is poor and kept so by the machinations of unscrupulous authorities,
the hopes deferred rankle until the
faintest sign of relief from a competitive, though alien, source is welcomed with ecstacsy. Thanks to
a kind Providence there is now a
well-founded hope that foreign enterprise will supply what neither
the local government nor a home
Kgronopoly would—a railway: All
those who have patiently awaited
the turn of the tide will reap their
well-merited reward, not  the least
deserving of whom is the Vermilion
Forks Mining and Development
Company.
The Kamloops Sentinel, always
sound in doctrineandjudgment, has
the following comment: "The
statement made by the chairman of
the Vermilion Forks Mining Co. at
the general meeting of shareholders
is an arraignment, unconscious no
doubt, of the present provincial government and their immediale predecessors. This company have spent
thousands of dollars developing
their coal property and in other enterprises in expectation that the
government's pledges respecting
railway construction through the
Similkameen district were to be
trusted to. The thousands sunk
are making no return and the cry
for more money to keep up the
work to hold the property becomes
monotonous in the ears of the long-
suffering shareholders.
"It is this sort of thing that makes
it difficult to enlist British capital
in our enterprises. The possibilities are great but the day when they
will become profitable is so indefinite if postponed so long owing to
the indifference and vacillation of
the government, that the wonder is
not that capital is difficult to get,
but that it can be got at all.
" We are afraid the chairman will
be doomed to disappointment over
the promised summer railway session at which all railroad matters
were to be dealt with and the country sent bounding along into an era
of abiding prosperity. That promise was only one of 'Dick's' little
pleasantries; a promise never intended to be fulfilled. But the railway that will open up the coal and
mineral deposits of the Similkameen
will come despite the scarcely veiled
negative opposition, as it may be
termed, of the McBride government.
There is only one company the
present government wish to see
build into the Similkameen and they
will not take any step to make it
easier for any other concern to build
on that account.
" The Vermilion Forks Co. are
not alone in suffering from lack of
transportation. Every mine, coal
or mineral, in that rich district is
handicapped in the same way. Relief will not be through the hands
of the present provincial ministry."
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 iorty acres of Crown lands for pasturing purposes: Commencing at a post marked
I. M. W.'s S. W. corner : Thence running 80
cnains west, 40 chains north, 80 chains east, 40
chains south, back to point cf commencement,
in all 320 acres, more or less. This land is situate
about 10 miles west of Princetcn and is bounded
on the east and west sides by the Tuiameen river.
J. M. WRIGHT,
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Dated this nth day of July, 1904.
PRINCETON   BOARD    OF    TRADE—Rooms
centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
C. E. Thomas, E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
A. Bell, Treasurer.
Advertise in the Star.
NOTICE.
Copper   Glance,   Azurite   and Alpine mineral
claims, 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 John R. McRae, free miner's certificate
No. B72143, and Hugh McRae, free miner's certificate No. B62053, 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 9th day of July, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
TTHIRTY 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 A. Green's
&-S. 3, and 5^-S. 4, placed on east side of Cold-
water river, al outjiciles south of Coutlee.
And running 40 chains west, 80 chains south, 80
chains east, 80 chains north, and then 40 chains
west to point of commencement, containing 640
acres.- William Rice, Locator.
Charles Stirling, Agent.
Nicola, May 20, 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is  hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
160 acres of mountain pasture 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
r.orth 80 chains following the meander ofSimii-
kameen river, thenee 20 chains east, thence 8c
chains south, thence 20 chains west to initial post.
T. C. R2VELY,
W. F. REVELY, Agent.
Princeton, B.C., April 21st, 1904.
NOTICE.
Kenley mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale district.
Where located : Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, Ernest Waterman, free
miner's certificate No. B72039 for myself and for
Edwin Barr Hall, free miner's certificate No.
B72040, intend sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown grant of the above claim.
.rind further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 9th day of April, 1904.
NOTICE.
Olympian mineral claim, situate in the Similka-
.rneen. mining division of Yale district. Where
located : On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Joseph Wright, free miner's certificate
No. B75373; J. S. C. Fraser, free miner's certificate No. B42433 and L- G. Barron, free miner's
certificate No. B57500, intend, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a certificaie of improvements for the purpose
of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 25th day of April, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Great Republic mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining division of Yale district.   Where located : Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, John P. McLeod, free miner's certificate No. B80240, for myself and as
agent for Charles H. Bonter, free miner's certificate No. B75510, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced befo?e'"the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 18th day of April, A.D. 1904.
J. P. McLEOD.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
eighty acres of second class land, situated in
Osoyoos district: Commencing at a post marked
J.L. situated about forty chains north of northeast corner of John Kearns' preemption lot 3098,
thence 20 chains east, thence forty chains south,
thence 20 chains west, thence forty chains north
to point of commencement, containing 80 acres
more or less.
JOHN LOVE.
Fairview, B.C., April 13, 1904.
MineralExhibit
Spokane Fair Oct. 3=9
Prospectors and others are invited to
contribute mineral specimens for an exhibit at the Spokane Fair. Specimens
should be of about 25 lbs. weight with
names of claim and owner attached. Specimens will be received by C. E. Thomas, .
F. W. Groves and at the Mining Recorder's office. BY ORDER,
PRINCETON  BOARD  OF TRADE.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To ARCHIBALD GRANT or whomsoever he
may .have transferred his interest in Klon-
dyke mineral claim, situate on Copper
Mountain, and about ten miles from Princeton, in the Similkameen mining division of
Yale district.
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, 3 ou fail or refuse to contribute your portion of the expenditure required by section 24 of the " Mineral Act,"
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia, 1897, in respect of the Klondyke
mineral claim, situate on Copper mountain in
the Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District, British Columbia, together with all costs of
advertising, your interest in said claim shall become vested in your co-owner, Thomas F.
McAlpin, of Princeton, Free Miner, who has
made the required expenditure.
The amount due by you in respect of each of
the said mineral claims, not including costs, is
$25.62^.
Dated this 4th day of June, 1904
THOS. J. MCALPIN.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To W. E. WELBY and any person or persons to
whom he may have transferred his interests in
the Elbe, Sunset, Maid of the Mist and War
Cloud mineral claims situate at Camp Hedley
in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale district:
You are hereby required to take notice that we.
have for the last two years done the whole of the
assessment work on the above mentioned mineral claims as required by section 24 of the mineral act and have paid for recording the several
certificates of such work, and 3*011 are hereby required to contribute your  proportion cf such
work and expenditure together with all costs of
advertising, your said proportion amounting to
One Huudred and Fifty Nine Dollars ($159.00),
exclusive of costs.
If you fail or refuse to contribute your said
proportion and all costs of advertising within
ninety days from the date of the first publication
of this notice in the Similkameen Star, which
date is hereunder written, your interests in said
mineral claims will become vested in us, your
co-owners, under the provisions of the Mineral
Act and Amending Acts.
Dated this 4th day of June, A,D. 1904.
H. W. YATES.
J. F. CAMPBELL.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To PETER SCOTT and any person or persons to
whom he may have transferred his interest in
the Sacramento mineral claim situate at Camp
Hedley—20-Mile Creek—acjoining the Oro
Plato in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale
district.
You are hereby required to take notice that I
have, for the last four years caused to be done
the whole of the assessment work on the above
mentioned mineral claim as required by section
24 of the Mineral Act and have paid for recording the several certificates of suclrwork, and you
are herel y required to contribute vour proportion of such work and expenditure, together
with all costs of advertising, your said proportion amounting to two hundred and five dollars,
($205) exclusive of costs.
If you fail or refuse to contribute your said
proportion and all costs of advertising within
ninety days from the date of the first publication of this notice in the Similkameen Star,
which date is hereunder written, your interest
in said mineral claim will become vested in me,
your co-owner, under the provisions of the Mineral Act and Amending Acts.
Dated this 30th day of April, A.D. 1904.
DANIEL BRAITHWAITE.
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
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 13th day of April, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Mogul, Mogul Fractional and Red Butte Fractional mineral claims, situate   in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : On Kennedy mountain.
Take   notice  that I, Charles Willarson, free
miner's certificate No. B63394, acting for myself
and Peter Johnson, free- miner's certificate No.
B63393,  intend 60 days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for Certificates of
Improvements, for    the  purpose  of  obtaining
Crown Grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 14th day of May, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Ada B., Ada B. Fractional and Centre Star Fractional mineral claims, situate in the  Similkameen  mining  division of Yale district.
Where located: On Copper mountain.
Take notice  that I,   Charles Willarson, free
miner's certificate No. B63394, acting for myself
and Peter Johnson, free miner's certificate No.
B63393, and Robert O. Cramer, free miner's certificate No. 63382, and William H. Morrison, free
miner's certificate No.  75486, and   Furman R.
Whitwellf;free miner's certificate No. 72045,intend
sixty  days  from  the date hereof, to  abply to
the mining recorder for   certificates of improvements,   for   the  purpose  of obtaining crown
grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37 must bejcommenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 14th day of May, 1904.
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July 23,1904-
THE    SIMILKAMEEN ~S^TA"R:
VERMILION FORKS MINING AND
DEVELOPMENT COT.
Annual  Meeting Held in London-
Chairman is not Discouraged
—Government Promises
Unfulfilled.
Coal in One Strata is 28 Ft. Thick-
Railroad is Required to Make
Country Prosperous.
The following report of the Vermilion
Forks Mining-Si Development Company
taken from the British Columbia Mining
Review of London will be of interest to
readers of the Star. The company's
interests are centred in Princeton and
they own a large acreage of real estate
besides coal and metalliferous properties
in and about the town :
The chairman said:   "I am afraid I
cannot   record any great progress since
this time last year, but certainly we have
made no regress—that is some advantage.
I may say that we are, perhaps, the most
economically worked company in the city
of London—if not   the   most, certainly
one of the most.   The period for which
the balance   sheet   shows  the figures is
over  14   months—perhaps an  awkward
period, but at the same time it helps us
considerably in   getting   home   the ac-
- counts and in  laying them before you at
a more convenient season.   You will observe that   during this period we have
spent -^"i,8oo.     Of that sum ,-£716 has
been spent upon coal and mineral claims
boring account—which has undoubtedly
rendered  the   property more   valuable.
We   have,    therefore,    incurred   about
^"1,100 for 14 month's work, including all
up-keep, general administration charges,
and so on.    Our difficulty throughout has
been our railway.    The moment the railway comes we are rich ; at least we think
so and   I   still  believe so.    I will dwell
upon  the   position  of the  railway later
on.    We have been  waiting for the Railway some five years, and consequently I
am not able to tell you much more than
• how we have spent the money keeping
the thing in good order and ready to take
advantage of the railway when it comes.
When it does come we shall be able to
show you that the place is worth a good
deal more than we gave for it.    With regard to the  board, Mr. SchWeder has resigned for his own reasons and we have
appointed  Arthur Hickling in his place,
who has received  no remuneration, and
who holds a great proportion, or represents the holders of a great proportion of
the shares in the company, and it is for
this reason, no  doubt, that he has done
so much for us for nothing.   All I can
say is that those people whom he does
not represent should be very grateful to
him indeed.     We thought it would be
far better  if he   was  a member of the'
bard.   He is here six months in the year
and we   have made arrangements with;
him to be represented by a friend of his
during his absence.    I have no doubt you
will be glad-to welcome him in that position.    Our townsite sales have been very
small,  for  the   reason that the railway
hangs fire.   We have had some success,
however, in   respect to coal.    We have
here, as yOu see, a rough plan of the coal.
We drilled here (pointing to the map)
ago, and found here a large
•I am afraid to say how
you  find in   Bfmsly
Columbia thicker seams than in England
—in this case it was 28 feet.   We have
proved that the coal exists, exactly as we
thought it did; so that we have proved a
great deal, and  the   existence of large
bodies of coal.     We   have   proved the
land to such an extent that we have been
able to throw up a certain portion of our
R. Ha ROGERS
M.A., B.C.I,.
SOUGITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
OLALLA P.O.
Simikameen, B.C.'
.some time
number of feet-
many.    Of course
[Continued on page 4. J
F. W. GROVES
A. R". COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL 1AND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT   &    OILMAN,
PROVINCIAL
w   ASSAYERS bk
TIE VANCOUVER ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOtfVER, B. C.
I PIERCY & Co.,
WHOLESALE
DRY CXX>D2r
VICTORIA, B. C.
MANUFACTURERS OF
Clothing, Top Shirts and
Underwear.
JAS. CLARK
WATCHMAKER
and JEWELLER
ALL   WORK WARRANTED
Hedley and Princeton
A~ Strong   H j§
Combination.
Manitoba Hard Wheat
and the Lake of the
Woods  Milling Co'y,
Combine to produce the finest grade
of flour on the market.
Try Best  Patent  Brand.
JAS. J. LOUTIT,   Agent,
Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
H. C COOPER
Harness, Saddles, MBH
MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF
Harness of any Description and any Price Made to Order—Send for Prices.
[Established 12 years in Vernon.]
KELOWNA, B.C.     ||§t|
%WFreight Prepaid to Penticton on all Orders from
Princeton and Vicinity.
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HEDLEY CITY STORE
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A Complete New Stock of General flerchan-
dise always on hand,
CONSISTING OF A FULL LINE OF
Groceries, Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes; also
Builder's Supplies, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Wall
Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill Steel,
Harness and Saddlery.
Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
J. A. SCHUBERT.
Wood,
Vallance &
Leggat,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Sherwin-Williams'
Paints
Limited.
MURALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
VANCOUVER, B. C.
SMBMMw+aln WALL FIN,SH
MWaMMr^atM wall finish
This finish fis more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its durability, pretty tints, and the easy mode of mixing and applying. Put up in 23 beautiful
shades and white. Ask your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
Mclennan, mcFeely & Co., Ltd.,
Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
VANCO#ER, B. C.
The Vancouver Breweries, Ltd.
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
Cascade Beer    «£ Alexandra Stout
Queen Beer      <£ Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first-
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
DOERINfi & MARSTRAND & RED CROSS BREWERIES,
VANCOUVEP, B. C
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
July 23, 190^
V. F.
M. & D. CO. ANNUAL MEETING.
[Concluded from page 3.] -
coal licenses, and save the heavy fees
which the government puts upon them.
I may say that the government is in difficulties for money, and has doubled all
the payments or something like it. We
have, however, managed by curtailing
our areas after proving them, not to pay
any more than we did previously. So
that the government has not profited in
our case by their action. The drill has
been working very well, but, as I said,
without any further success so far. However, this year it is at work again, and we
hope to report some good results "next
year. The quality of our coal has been
proved at Hedley at the Nickel Plate
mine. We cannot get it there except
under rather heavy cost of transport at
present, but when transport is better we
shall be able to do soj's.The railway, of
course, would make an end ;of any difficulty in the matter. They are willing to
pay eight to nine dollars for our coal, and
like it immensely, which is a great point
in its favor as far as value goes. There
are four people or companies who are proposing to build railways, any one of
which would benefit us immensely. From
what we hear we gather they are quarrelling amongst themselves and trying,to
get subsidies from the government. The
last few governments came in upon the
promise^that this railway should be built.
But it has not been built yet. They are
all fighting one against the other, and we
are still in the position of not knowing
what is going to happen next. We have
news that there is to be a summer session
on purpose to consider the matter and to
settle something, but until something is
absolutely settled I am afraid, personally
to Ireve any great expectations at the moment. We have bought 160 acres of land
at a very low price and that increases our
assets. We also have a crown grant of an
area of land that we held under Mr.
Waterman, our former manager. We had
some difficulty getting it, but it is now
satisfactorily settled. I may also say that
there iS a road to be made up the Copper mountain, about twelve miles from
Princeton, which we have wanted for a
long time. There is every reason to believe that this road will be built this year.
If so, it will make a great difference to
the town, bringing in people who are
likely purchasers of our town lots. This
year we do not propose to call upon the
shareholders to find any more money,
we think we can get it more economically
by a loan, and if in the following year
we have to ask j'ou for more money, we
shall acid the present expenses to that.
With regard to the amount of the loan
Mr. Hickling estimates the expenditure
at not more than ^500—I expect we shall
want a little more than that for everything—but if we can can carry on for
that and wait for the railway, I do not
think it is an exorbitant figure."
Some questions were asked about the
railway, and Mr. Hickling incidentally
mentioned that "We have got some information that came today by mail—news
that the contract has been let for a line
which includes twelve miles of the line
which we want—it is twelve miles of our
actual railway."
Just Opened
COMMERCIAL
HOTEl I
first Class Dining Room
Ncwlg filled
Hedley
City
Good Beds
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BEST BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS.
HUSTON & MJbLEAN, Proprietors
For  CONNOISSEURS Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
R.P.RITHET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
DRIARD HOTEL
WNICOLA LAKE
TUCHHTS
Largest Sale in Canada
Henry S. Harkness, on Sunday, June
19, covered the distance from Boston to
New York, 243.7 miles, in 6 hours and 55
minutes with an automobile. The time
made compares favorably with that of
the fastest express trains, and is the best
ever made by an automobile on the road
in America. At times Harkness claims
to have made as much as 83 miles an
hour.
The oldest working clock in Great Britain is that of Peterborough cathedral,
which dates from 1320, and is conceded
to have been made by a monastic clock-
maker.
Straight
Party
Linos:
WE ARK EXCLUSIVELY
SHOEMAKERS
AND CAN GUARANTEE
Style, Comfort and Durability
IN FOOTWEAR
MANUFACTURED
BY US.
The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
TELEPHONE* BATH.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
''£&% Stage Lines.
Subscribe
For   the STAR
For   the STAR
July 23, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
"»      For t
/ it may
Chas. Connell, of Sheep creek, arrived
T last week and  will labor on his mineral
claims.
For the  information of distant readers
be stated that the name Vermilion
j Forks is derived from the red paint bluffs
( about a^nile up the Tuiameen river from
J Princeton   and  the forks or iunction of
/ the rivers at the  town.    Tuiameen is Iu
f   dian for "red water" and Similkameen isj
!   'swift water,"   both   highly  euphoniou
j   and rythmic and well adapted for poetica
l  uses.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., is surveying for
C. F. Law on Bear creek.
The reported death of W. J. Snodgrass
of Okanagan Falls is authoritatively contradicted. Friends are pleased to know
he is still in the flesh and ready to do
battle for political rights as cf yore.
The   large   ranch  belonging to  Mrs.
Pooley  at  Nicola  lake has been bonde
to parties  who,  it is believed, are acting
for a railway company.
Thursday was the hottest day this season, the government thermometer regis
tering 97 degrees in the shade ..
Count}' court will be held in Hedley
in October, of which due notice will be
given m the Star.
[ P. O'Flanigan of Seattle came to Gran-
j ite creek last Saturday where he and Mr.
Terrill, his brother in-law, will operate a
new placer gold saving appliance.
Sam Spencer and Jim Campbell are.
doing assessment work on their mineral
properties.
Mat Stewart and wife of Nicola lake
have been on a tour of the coast cities for
the past two weeks combining business
with pleasure.
The seventh annual session of the
American Mining Congress will be held
in Portland en Aug. 22 to 27. Delegates
from Canada, Mexico and the United
States will be in attendance and questions
concerning mining will be discussed by
the ablest men in the industry. L- G.
Barron, of Walla Walla, who always takes
a practicat. interest in the welfare of the
Similkameen has written here for a few
small specimens of ore which, as a dele
gate, he will have pleasure in exhibiting.
Specimens left with C. O. French will bt
forwarded.
1 Crown grants to mineral claims have
I been issued as follows: Huckleberry,
Kelly creek and Morning Star, Sutter
creek, A. D. Ross; Similkameen, Kennedy mountain, Groves and McLean ;
Annie L., Copper mountain, Smith and
1 Kennedy; Mable frac, Milo frac. and
\ Sunrise, Copper mountain, Burr, etal.
1|'   THAMES
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-,oup! Company
OF MONTREAL, LTD.
VANCOUVER   BaCa
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A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,229,280.00. Reserve fund
and surplus profits, $2,067,080.95. Interest allowed on Savings bank deposits of
one dollar and upwards from date of deposit to date of withdrawal. A. H.
SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B.C.
DOCTOR WANTED.
For Princeton and vicinity. Government sul-
sidv $300 per annum. Exceptionally bright fu
ture lor capable man. Town is on proposed coast
to Kootenay railway.   Address
MEDICAL COMMITTEE,
LOT WANTED.
A well situated vacant lot on Vermilion avenue
or Bridge Street. State lowest price for cash.
Give number of lot and block. Address I.
^NICHOI.SON, P.O. Box 460, Victoria, B.C.
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 640 acres of crown lands for pasturing purposes, commencing at   a post marked
S.W. corner of lot 1091, thence running 80 chains
east, 80 chains south, 80 chains west, 80 chains
north, back to post, in all 640 acres more or less.
C. M. KINGSTON,
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Hated this 19th day of July, 1904.
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Of excellence which characterize the
Mccormick
LINE   OF   MOWERS
are symetrical and staunch main frame, simple and
powerful gears, perfect and frictionless bushings, direct
stroke pitman, and long steel wearing plates for the
knife. The McCormick line of mowers embraces the
Vertical Lift, New 4, New Big 4, and Little Vertical.
These machines are illustrated and described in detail
an the McCormick book for 1904, "It Takes the
Palm, I which will be supplied free upon request.
Sold by THE H HOWSE CO'Y
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Size of Lots 50x100
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Terms: 1-3 Cash;
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BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tuiameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE lor the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
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