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Enormous Mineral Resources, Affording; Rare Opportunities for Investment—It is Said a Railway will Begin this Year, Prices Must Advance—
Excellent Smelter Sites With Abundant Water Power—Coal, Agricultural and Timber Lands—Placer and Ore Gold, Copper and Iron.
Vol. iv.   No. 47.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, MARCH 5, J904.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
LOCAL PARAGRAPHS.
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Brief News Notes and Personal Me;
tion of People Passing.,
The monthly report of Princetdn pnb-
lic school for February shows an average
attendance of nearly 17.
Owing to the Star subscription book
having been mislaid during the burning
of the A. E. Howse Co's store, where the
book is usually kept, some subscribers
may not receive their paper. Please
notify this office.
Owing to board of trade rooms being
filled with goods saved from the fire the
regular meeting was postponed.
The Nicola, Kamloops & Similkameen
Coal and Railway company have given
notice of their intention to ask the Dominion parliament to pass an act empowering them to issue bonds to the extent of $35,000 per mile and to enter into
arrangements with the C.P.R. for operating the line.
L. G. Barron, of Walla Walla, in renewing his subscription to the Star says
he will be in Princeton this spring and
summer. As Mr. Barron has considerable mining interests here his coming is,
no doubt, in connection with them.
A meeting of the license board was held
on Tuesday but as there were neither
applications to receive, complaints to
hear, business to transact nor politics to
discuss the board took a walk toward the
nearest hotel.
Gordon Murdoch and his team broke
through the ice while crossing the Tuiameen at his place receiving a very cold
bath not unmixed with danger.
In the last B.C. Gazette notice is given
that the pre-emptors and purchasers of
crown lands must make full payment of
balances due, with interest thereon, before
April 15th next, or the records and agreements will be cancelled.
At the recent convention of the Provincial Mining Association resolutions
were passed favoring aid by the Dominion and the Province to the opening up
Of Similkameen and Nicola coal lands ;
also one approving the request for the
appointment of a zinc specialist for the
province by the Dominion government.
These resolutions are samples of the usefulness of the association. There is good
legislative ability in the association and it
is too bad scope cannot be found for it in
the'provincial legislature.
J. T. Armstrong, of Olalla, has been
appointed deputy mining recorder for the
Osoyoos mining division instead of D.
Black, who is not a Conservative in provincial politics.
Anticipating competition with the
Great Northern between the mines and
the smelters in the Boundary country the
C.P.R. has reduced freight rates on ore
from 37)4 to 30 cents per ton from the
Phoenix mines to the local smelters.
Even threatened competition will do
good with a soulless corporation.
The hotel Penticton was opened on
Friday last with a grand ball.
fRINCETON HAS LARGE FIRE
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HOTEL AND STORE BURNT
First Baptism of Fire in the 'OUT Town—Buildings
Laid   Low by All-Absorbing  Element—Will
Rise Again—Loss About $30,000, Covered Partially by Insurance.
A very serious fire occurred on Wednesday laet in Princeton, by which two of
the most imposing buildings were quickly
swallowed up in flame. The alarm was
first given at 5:30 p.m., when smoke was
observed issuing from the third-story
of the hotel Tuiameen. Evidently the
fire had been smouldering for some time
as no stove fires below had been added
to for more than an hour previous. Pipes
extended the whole height of the building which offerjtclue to the origin of the
fire. No one, raawever, is positive of the
cause of it.       ^#
The building was wholly constructed
of wood upon which the ravenous flames
fed with terrific haste. All efforts to
stay the fire proving futile, although
the bucket brigade fought heroically, the
workxiF'saving furniture and stock was
attempted with partial success.
Foreseeing the doom of the Tuiameen
/all hands worked valiantly to protect the
^A. E. Howse Co's store and the hotel
Jackson, both on opposite corners from
the fireT Fortunately there was no wind
astir but the draught inclined toward the
store and once and again great forked
tongues of flame would leap across the
street as if to taste the savory meal before
engorging it. The blistering heat drove
men forward and back as the singeing
waves leapt and recoiled from the fated
store. Tons of snow and ice on the roof
and the teeming buckets full of water
were scorned by the fiery revel while the
laughing, rollicking flames sped on
their destructive way. The removal of
goods was done at considerable danger
as the upper storey was a mass of flame
and smoke. The account books and
valuable documents were deposited in the
safe and a valuable cash register was
saved. Almost miraculous was the saving of the warehouse at the rear of the
store in which was stored large quantities of merchandise.
The hotel Jackson was badly scorched/
and only by dint of great exertion and
watchfulness was Ihe building saved.
Much of the portable furnishings were
removed in anticipation of the worst,
the dying embers alone reviving the
drooping hopes for its safety.
The store and contents were insured,
but the hotel only carried a $1000, which
is a serious misfortune for Mr. Aldous
who will   thus  be  at the loss of about
$7000 on the building alone. The loss
and damage of furniture and stock will
be heavy. Mr. Aldous has the sympathy
of the entire community. The house
represented years' of his industry and
economy and would have been.a moneymaker had the long-expected railway
arrived. It is understood another is associated with Mr. Aldous in the hotel
site, one of the best in the town, and that
a new Tuiameen of improved design will
rise again upon it. Mrs. Aldous is at
present at the coast.
W. C. Lyall did all in his power to preserve the property of his employers and
was in the very thickest of the fight from
start to finish. He immediately dispatched Pete Johnson with a message to
his principal, A. E. Howse, at Nicola
Lake, and until he arrives or sends instructions nothing will be done in the
matter of rebuilding, if it is undertaken
at all at present.
Gordon Murdoch and Claude Snowden
on top of the warehouse with shovels and
a gang of firefighters below turned what
threatened to be dire defeat into a valiant
victory.
Sam Peers says the proper thing to do
now is to organize and get some fire fighting appliances, and Sam is most generally right.
How the women and the children
worked !—bless their big hearts !
Princeton cannot well throw off the
shock of a large fire while its condition
continues to be one of grand isolation
from the outside world. Without railway or telegraph, sympathy, precious on
the spur of the moment, cannot reach
here for a week.
Robert Stevenson lost a fine collection
of ore samples from his mines but his
tall silk hat was saved. He is at Copper
mountain driving a tunnel on his mine.
I Geo. Freeman gave his right leg a terrible bruise while rescuing a keg of powder from ignition. He is not likely to
be in sprinting condition for a few days
but no doubt is entertained of his complete recovery.
The logger laddies, though two -miles
away, made record time to the fire and
worked like Trojans.
So far the year 1904 has been noted for
the number of disastrous fires throughout
the continent, which, with the added
horror of war and rumors of war give a
certain portent that is not easy to dispel.
But the sun was made to shine and the
lowering clouds of misfortune must lift
in obedience to a great invisible Power
just as the natural clouds float away at
the burst of Old Sol's welcome rays.
J. H. Jackson tenders sincere thanks
to all who so earnestly and with such
good effect worked for the salvage of the
hotel Jackson.
Sniffing the danger the horses in the
stable at the rear of the hotel broke their
halters and bolted. They were caught
and tied to some timber but frenzied with
fear they again broke loose and struck
for the hills.   The stables were saved.
The fire brigade consisted of a big
Swede with an extinguisher strapped to
his back. The squirtem was a little too
strong for the brigade's eyes and he
stumbled headlong into a snowbank.
Even in danger things sometimes take a
comical turn. The board of trade should
see that the brigade is duly recognized.
The store was built in 1899 and was
one of the finest in the interior. The
hotel was built in 1900 and was large and
well appointed.
LONG WAY AROUND.
Some Day (?) a Railway Will be Built
Here, So the Member Intimates.
The following is taken from the Vancouver Ledger, which is a great admirer
of Premier McBride and a staunch friend
of the representative of this district:
"Barr & Anderson have the contract
for putting in the heating apparatus and
plumbing of the new Leigh hotel at
Hedley in the Similkameen. Mr. Barr
and his men leave for that section on
Sunday's train. They will go to Sica-
mous via Vernon to Penticton and forty
miles by stage from there. It will take
them until the following. Tuesday night
to reach their destination. A railway via
Hope would enable people to reach the
same point in ten or twelve hours. Mr.
Shatford, the member for Similkameen,
who left at the same time for his home,
fully expects that the government will
have a special meeting during the summer and will arrange for, at least, the
building of this important railway. The
fact that Vancouver business firms
already have trade that is well worth
holding in the Similkameen is an additional reason why this city should do all
in its power to assist in the building of
this railway at an early day."
[The distance from Hedley to Vancouver via Penticton is 500 miles and includes rail, stage and steamer travel ; via
Hope the distance is 165 miles and includes walking or cayuse locomotion,
thanks to the pig-headed governments of
B.C.—Ed.]
Rev. Mr. Lang has written to the Star
announcing public worship at 3 p.m. on
Sabbath, 6th March. He desires to make
this service a somewhat special one.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
March 5, 1904
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON, B.C.
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A.  E.  Howse,  Manager.
One Year,
SUBSCRIPTION RATEjT
Payable in Advance. *:
$2.00
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly repotting any' change in address or
irregularity in receiptor" their paper.
: Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal noticpsio and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
Princeton and Vicinity.
No one doubts that Princeton will
be in a position to challenge the
supremacy of other mining towns
in the province as to wealth and
population at no distant day. At
present it must be content with the
fact that it can produce a large and
greater variety of mineral within a
ten-mile radius than any other mining camp in America. This is no
idle assertion nor mere braggadocio,
for it is borne out by incontrovertible fact and the testimony of investigators, travellers, experts and prospectors. For further verification
personal inspection is invited, thus
adding proof to the time-worn
axiom: "seeing is believing."
Also, Princeton has a most healthful
climate, charming situation and
arable land in the vicinity, these
alone being sufficient inducements
to cause men to forsake stuffy cities
and unhealthful climes. But its
attractions do not end with those
named, for there is fishing and hunting to satisfy the most fastidious
follower of Walton or Nimrod;
scene for the pupil of Angelo or any
>(of the later landscape artists ; nature in all its wealth of flower, vine
and tree and the eternal hills and
snow-capped peaks, all these for the
epicure or the painter—surely
here is opportunity to feast and
commune with the gods. No one
having an eye for the picturesque
and having once seen Princeton
could fail to fall in love with it—
indeed all visitors do. For a home-
seeker there are few spots to be
found anywhere more inviting.
Considering the distance from a railway living is remarkably cheap and
the stores and hotels are all abreast
of the times. Lots are cheap now
and lumber may be had almost at
cost, and coal is $3 per ton. Add
to all this -the reasonable assumption that within a very few years a
large pay roll will have been estao-
lished ; rail communication which
will place Princeton within three
hours of a seaport, and the investor
will search far and wide for a more
favorable locality in which to put
money. No one should let the
opportunity pass to visit Princeton
this summer and thus set any doubt
there may be at rest as to resources
and possibilities.     The results in
benefitted health and enlarged conception alone will more than compensate anyone making the journey.
There are three points pf*departure
from the railway to reach Princeton, viz : Penticton, Spence's Bridge
and Hope, the latter being practicable in the summer time only, and
Spence's Bridge the most convenient.
Notes and Comments.
If the Dominion government had
done little else to merit public
favor than lay the foundation for
another transcontinental railway it
would be entitled to another lease
of administrative life. In forcible
contrast^ to our provincial legislature it has, by economical and business methods, maintained large surplus over expenditure, and a portion of these accrued savings are
now to be invested in the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway for the benefit of the whole of Canada. It was
expected that the C.P.R. and its
ally, the Conservative party, would
oppose the project, but the good
common sense of the people must
prevail and therefore the road will
be built. By the building of this
road the great northland of Canada
will be opened up and an unlimited
field for enterprise thrown open.
There cannot be too many railroads
in Canada, especially competing
ones.
I The members of the Princeton
board of trade have every reason to
be gratified with results attained
by efforts to procure remedy for
unfair treatment by both federal and
provincial governments. Telephone
and postal deficiencies, railway and
public roads grievances have all
been brought to the attention of the
proper authorities. Patient and
persistent endeavor on the part of
the board, together with its internal
harmony and accord, cannot fail in
producing beneficial effects. It
now remains for residents to make
it an indispensable institution and
see their names affixed to its roll.
STRAY MARE.
r*AMtt TO MY PLACE) over a year ago, one
^ sorrel mare, branded IX on left shoulder.
Owner is requested to prove property, pay
charges and take away within thirty days, otherwise will be sold to pay expenses.
AUG. CARLSON.
Princeton, Feb. 27,1904.
STRAY HORSE.
rAME TO GRANITE CREEK, one gray horse
'*' branded half circle A on left shoulder
Owner is requested to prove property, pay
charges and take away withir^thirty days, otherwise will be sold to pay expenses.
W. H. HOLMES.
Granite Creek, Feb. 27, 1904.
STRAY HORSES.
(7AME TO MYJ»PLACE last April, two head of
^ horses—one sorrel chestnut, taldfaced horse
branded T on righlhip—also one baldfaced, bay
horse branded P on left hip, PJ on left shoulder
and )S on right shoulder. If not claimed in
thirty days will be sold to pay expenses.
OlSlla, Feb. 20, iqo4. JOE MARCIL.
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RINCETON   BOARD    OF    TRADE—Rooms
centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
C E. Thomas, E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
Subscribe for the Star, only $2
per annum.
NOTICE.
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.
I And further take notice that action, under section 37'; must be commenced before the issuanSS
of such Certificate of improvements.  I
Dated this nth day of February, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
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. B4175T and Herbert R. Davidson,
free miner's certificate No. B55232, 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.
-And further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced beforeTthe issuance
or" sifcfflbertmeate of injprovements.
Datecuthis M&h day of February, 1904.
NOTICE.
Copperania mineral claim, situate in the Sim-
■■■ ilkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : On Kennedy m.ountajji.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Thomas Henderson, free miner's certi
ficate No. B7.1943, .Arthur B.. Clabon, free miner's cerlificatjj^-No. B75545, Edward Brown, free
miner's certificate, No. B75318, and Smith Curtis,
free minen's certificate No. B75317, intend 60 days
from the'ctate hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose oi obtaining*a Crown Gram 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. Where located : 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) 1375318, 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.
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In the matter of Charles Johnson,
deceased, and in the matter of the
" Intestate Estates Act."
Pursuant to an order made herein, tenders,
addressed to the Administrator in care of the
undersigned, will be received up to the
SEVENTEENTH DAY OF MARCH, 1904,
for the purchase of the pre-emption claim of the
above named deceased, situate in the Nicola
division of Yale district, and described as being
situated on the north side of the Tuiameen river,
about four miles west of Princeton, B.C. and
formerly occupied by Charles Johnson.
Tenders shall state (1) the amount offered for
the preemption before Crown grant, (2) the
amount offered for the same after Crown grant.
It is required that the party or parties
whose tender may be accepted shall execute an agreement for the purchase of the
lands and shall upon the execution thereof
pay to the administrator thirty per cent of the
purchase moneys or as the Court may direct.
The'highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Further particulars may be obtained
upon application to the undersigned.
Dated the 18th of January, 1904.
L-   P.   ECKSTEIN,     Morrison    block,    Grand
Forks, B.C., Solicitor for Charles B. Peterson,
the Administrator, Grand Forks, B.C.
NOTICE.
In the matter of the Estate of Charles
Johnson, deceased, late of Tiflameen
river, near Princeton, Farmer.
Notice is hereby given that all persons having
claims against the estate of the said Charles
Johnson, who died on or aboui thersthday of
January, 1903, are required on .or before the
TENTH DAY OF MARCH, 1904,
to send'to the undersigned Administrator or his
solicitor,, full    particulars   of their  respective
claims.
And further take notice that after such date the
administrator will proceed to distribute the
assets among the parties entitled thereto, having
regard only to the claims of which he shall then
have notice and that the said Administrator jwiU
not be liable to any person of whose claims
notice shall not have been received at the time
of distribution. .
Dated the 18th of January, 1904.
^fCHARLES B. PETERSON
Administrator.,/
Grand Forks, B.C.
L.P.Eckstein, Grand Forks, B. C, solicitor for
said Administrator.
Ingersoll Belle mineral claim, situate in ufejSim--
ilkameen mining division of YaleS^ dis-'^
trict. Where located: On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agentrfor>Hannibal L. Jones, free miner's certificate No. B63374, Arthur B. Clabon, free
miner's certificate No. B75545, Edward Brown,
free miner's certificate No. B75518, and Smith
Curtis, free miner's certificate No. B75318, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the
(Mining Recorder for a certificate of imprjfce-'!
ments, for the purpose of obtaining a.£'town
tgrant 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 Similka-
meen-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,
i Dated this 12th day of Februaiy, 1904.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To GEORGE H. SPROULE or whomsoever he
may have transferred his interest in Mount
Temple mineral claim, situate on Rabbit
Mountain on the Tuiameen river and about
one and one-half miles from Otter Flat in the
Yale mining district in the province of British
Columbia. .;
You are hereby notified that I have expended $214.00 in labour and improvements upon the
above mentioned mineral claim under the provisions of the Mineral Act, and if within
ninety I days from the date of this notice
you fail or refuse to contribute your proportions of the above mentioned sum, being $107.00,
^vjhich 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.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To GEORGE H. COLLINS, of the City of Greenwood, B.C.
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, 3 ou fail or refuse to contribute your portion of the expenditure required by section 24 of the " Mineral Act,"
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia, 1897, in respect of the Little Pittsburgh, Whale/TffBtrHon Beck and Florence
mineral claims, situate on Twenty-Mile, creek, in
the Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District, British Columbia, together with all costs of
advertising, your interest in said claim shall become vested in your co-owner, Thomas Brad-
shaw, of Twenty-Mile Creek, Free Miner, who
has made the required expenditure.
The amount due by you in respect of each of
the said mineral claims, not including costs, is
$25.62^.
Dated this 21st day of November, 1903.
THOMAS BRADSHAW.
NOTICE 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 notic e 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 net essary to enable me to hold said claims and you are herety
required to contribute your share or proportion of such expenditure, namely, Three Dollars
and thirty-three and one-third oenis, 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.
^3axxnCHKfS&l>33hEF3SKncn
NOTICE.
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 placed on the left bank
of the Similkameen river about 5 miles south of
Princeton and marked E. Waterman's S.W. corner and adjoining A. Hickling's N.W. corner.
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains east, 80
chains south, 80 chains west to point of commencement, in all 640 acres.
E. WATERMAN, Locator,
Dated January 31st, 1904.
NOTICE.
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'Tphirty days after date I intend to apply to the.
I Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a licence 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 Smiles south of Princeton,
■And running south 80 chains, east 80 chains,
north 80 chains, west 80 chains to point 01 commencement, containing 640 acres.
A. HiCKLiNG, Locator,
E. Waterman, Agent.
Dated January 31st, 1904
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Call Things by Their Right Names.
Editor Star—Sir : The railway clippings from the coast papers in your issue
was a fair sample of the matter that has
appeared this season, inspired by the
Nickel Plate people. I was told by a
prominent man at the coast that there
was nothing could furnish tonnage in the
Similkameen for a railway except the
Nickel Plate mine.
What will a smelter at Hedley City
amount to without coal from Princeton
or Nicola ? But do you hear a plea made
for it on that line ? If there is nothing
in a mineral way in the country except
the above mines it is time for a change.
Let us all make an effort this year to
show outsiders what there is here for
capital and let us support the Star in
words and deeds and put every issue possible into the hands of people who will
come and see. Yours truly,
Hedley, March I. B.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,200,000. Reserve and surplus profits, $2,000,000. Interest allowed
on Savings bank deposits of one dollar and
upwards from date of deposit to date of
withdrawal. A. H. SKEY, Agent, Kara
loops, B.C.
Court of Revision and
Appeah=North Yale.
NOTICE is hereby given that Courts cf Revision and Appeal for North Yale under the
''Assessment Act, 1903," will be held at
The COURT   HOUSE, KAMLOOPS, B.C.. on
Tuesday, March 22,1904, at 11 a.m. JjtfSgi
The COURTHOUSE, NICO^^LAKE, B.C., on
Monday, March 28,1904, at irja.m.
The COURT HOUSE,   PRINCETON, B.C., on
Wednesday, March 30, 1904, at 2 p.m.
Dated at Kamloops, B.C., this 16th day of February, 1904.
ALEC, D. M ACINTYRE,
Judge of said Court.
JAS. CLARK
WATCHMAKER
and JEWELLER
ALL   WORK WARRANTED
Hedley and Princeton
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT   &    QILMAN,
PROVINCIAL
ASSAYERS
THE VANCOUVER ASSAY  OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty*
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
SALE of GOVERNMENT LAND
BY TENDER.
NOTICE is hereby given that under instructions, sealed tenders endorsed "Tender for
Lot 2465, Osoyoos," will be received by the undersigned up to noon on
Wednesday, the 16th day of March,
next,
for the purchase of Lot 2465, Group I, Osoyoos
J>        Division of  Yale  District, lying  west  of and
adjoining the townsite of  Similkameen   City,
and containing 100 acres by admeasurement.
Every tender must be accompanied by cash or
marked cheques equal to 20 per cent, of the
amount tendered. This deposit will be forfeited
in casSthe balance of the purchase money is not
paid within sixty days of the notification of the
acceptance of a tender, and returned if the tender is not accepted.
The highest or any tender uot necessarily
accepted.
L. NORRIS,
Assistant Commissioner of Lands and
Works.
Vernon, B.C., January 29th, 1904.
Ra Ha ROGERS
M.A., B.C.L.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
OLALLA P.O.
Simikameen, B.C.
F. W. GROVES,
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON,     -   -     B. C.
The Vancouver Breweries, Lie
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
Cascade Beer    m Alexandra Stout
Ginger Beer      *& Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first-
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
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VANCOUVER, B. C
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WHOLESALE
DRY GOODS
VICTORIA, B. C.
MANUFACTURERS OF
Clothing, Top Shirts and
Underwear.
A Strong
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.
50   YEARS*
EXPERIENCE
Trade Marks
Designs
Copyrights Ac.
Anyone sendineia sketch and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
invention is probably patentable. Communications strictly conadential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest aeency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
Scientific American.
A handsomely illustrated weekly. largest circulation of any scientific journal. Terms, $3 a
year; four months, $1. Sold by all newsdealers.
MUNN & Co.361Broadway-New York
Branch Office, 625 F St., Washington, D. C.
PRINCETON   BOARD    OF    TRADE—Rooms
centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
C. E. Thomas, E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
Subscribe for the Star, only $2
per annum.
Wood,
Vallance &
Leggat,
Limited.
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$     A Complete New Stock of General rierchan-
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f» Builder's Supplies, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Wall
1 Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill Steel,
2 Harness and Saddlery.
5 Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
J J. A. SCHUBERT.
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MURALO WALL FINISH.
This finish is 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,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
NICOLA
is situated at the
foot of Nicola Lake,
which is one of the most beautiful lakes in the
Province, and from which flows the Nicola
River, which is noted for its excellent trout
fishing. NICOLA is also the key to the "great
Similkameen, Granite Creek, and Aspen Grove
Mining Camps, and is the nearest point to
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March 5, 1904
March 5, 1904.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
No Deficits for the Dominion.
That there will be another substantial
surplus in the Dominion treasury to the
credit of the Liberal administration under
the guidance of Sir Wilfrid Daurier, at
the close of the current fiscal year, is
promised by the experience of the past
seven months, the first seven months of
the current fiscal year. Money continues to flow into the treasury in an
increasing stream, and there is no indication of less prosperous times ahead.
The total revenue on consolidated fund
account from July ist, 1903, to January
31st, 1904, amounted to $40,317,813, an increase of $3,870,681 over the same period
during the preceding fiscal year. During
the same period the ordinary expenditure
increased by $428,307 and the capital expenditure by $65,600. The receipts exceeded all expenditures combined by
$8,000,000, a very respectable surplus to
date, and one that can reasonably be expected to attain still larger proportions at
the expiration of the remaining months
of the year. Canadians have every reason to be more than satisfied with the
condition of affairs.—Sentinel.
Radium at Harrison Hot Springs.
In a private letter from Cleveland,
Ohio, to a New Westminster citizen,
comes the information that Dr.. Basil
Turner, a prominent scientist, would
leave there on the 21st ult. for Harrison
Hot Springs, where he is convinced that
radium can be found in some quantity.
The letter further states that Dr. Turner's
medical assistant has been at Harrison
Hot Springs incognito for several weeks,
and it was only on condition that he succeeded in obtaining radium from pitch
blende at the Springs that he was to send
foy-the doctor. The fact that the doctor
left on Sunday last for the Springs is
sufficient evidence of the success.
Carnegie's Library Gifts.
Mr.,Carnegie's' library benefactions are
assuming/heroic proportions. The New
York World states that the number of
libraries has reached 1,000. When the
850th library was donated the sum of Mr.
Carnegie's giving for this purpose had
reached $90,000,000, sixty-three millions
of which was given to America. Scotland has received $17,000,000 and Cuba
$250,000. Washington has received the
largest sum of any American city, $10,-
000,000. Where does Princeton "git off
at?"
The Curse of Strong Drink.
Th«i home secretary of England has
presented figures to the house of commons showing a steady annual increase
in the last decade in the police court
cases of drunkenness in England and
Wales. Between 1892 and 1896 the cases
numbered 583.47 per 100,000 population;
between 1897 and 1901, 64I.87 ; in 1901,
644.84; in 1902, 666.16. The actual number of cases has grown from 175,627 in
1892 to 219,908 in 1902.
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Largest Sale in Canada
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The prospective heirs of the dying
miser came silentty into his sick room.
The physician is seated by the side of the
patient, a finger on his pulse. "How is
our dear uncle today, doctor?" ask the
prospective heirs. "There is small change
in his condition," whispers the doctor.
The dying miser rouses himself by a
"supreme effort. "Small change?" he
gasps.   "Put—it—in—my—pocket!"
Bobby—Grandma, do your glasses magnify ? Grandma—yes dear. Bobby—■
Well, when you cut my cake will you
please take them off?
"His face has such a worn look!" "No
wonder ; he has been travelling on it for
nearly forty years."
Strain
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OTE
ICOLA LAKE
m is
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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 ancTCigars.
TELEPHONE' BATH.
Headquarters (for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
m
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Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
R.P.RiTHET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
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CrlOC  For   the STAR
Goal, a Profitable Investment.
The shareholders of the Crow's Nest
Pass Coal Co. at their 7th annual meeting in Toronto, recently were presented
with the gratifying report that the net
profits for the past year amounted to
$310,492, which, together with the balance of profit and loss from 1902 and the
sum of $913,526 premium received on
calls on new stock made the total credited to profit and loss $2,174,530. Four
quarterly dividends of 2% per cent, were
paid. During the year nearly $1,000,000
has been spent on plant, development and
machinery, etc., adding to the efficiency
and capacity of the mines.
Love and Eyes!
The following stanzas of lyric-poetry
were left with the Star accompanied by
the request to publish with the first blush
of spring so that readers would not be so
apt to take chill after reading :
My sweetheart is very demure,
Exceedingly modest and wise,
She speaks with her lips to be sure
But sweeter she talks with her eyes:
Kind thoughts that the faltering tongue
Could never find words to repeat
Would lie ever voiceless and dumb
If the eyes were unable to speak.
Cho—Sweetheart talk to me that way ;
I'll be ever bright and gay,
If no cloud shall ever rise
To hide the love light in your eyes.
Sweet words that are soft as the dawn
And warm as the midsummer skies
Shine out from her dear heart to mine
In the glance of her beautiful eyes;
No tones of the voice can portray
Such visions of love's paradise
As the lights and shadows that play
In the depths of my sweetheart's eyes.
E. W. G.
Hedley, Feb. 27. 1904.
Humorous.
Walter Scott liked to tell the story
of his meeting an Irish beggar in the
street who importuned him for a sixpence. Not having one, Scott gave him
a shilling, adding with a laugh, "Now,
remember, you owe me sixpence."
"Och, sure enough," said the beggar,
"and God grant you may live till I pay
you !"
The child was extrmely ill. Anybody
could see that. "What has she been eating?" asked the doctor. "She is just
home from a little children's party where
the refreshments were chicken sandwiches, fruit, cake, candied cherries,
nuts, coffee, chocolate creams and lobster
salad,'' said mamma. Doctor looked perplexed. "Anything else?" he asked.
Mamma thought a moment. "Oh, yes!
fruit ices," she said. "Ah !" exclaimed
the doctor at once. "Doubtless the
water with which the ices were made was
not thoroughly sterilized." He shook
his head.
Bilter—You came near losing your life
during your recent illness, didn't you ?
Caterby—Yes ; I tell you, old fellow, if I
hadn't had women physicians it would
have been all up with me. Bilter—
What! you had women physicians.
Caterby—Yes, and while they were holding a consultation over me I got well.
"How did you get your black eye,
Sambo ?" "Well, boss, yer see, I was out
a-lookin' fer trouble, and dis 'ere eye was
de fust to find it."
Harker—I wonder why they call this a
"charity" fair? Barker—Probably because a man has to depend on charity
when he gets through spending money
here.
THE:
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Nicola Lake and Princeton
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In order to make room for new Spring Stock we will clear on
Several lines at a reduction
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Size of Lots50x
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Terms: J-3 Cash;
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EAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tuiameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for 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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Send for Map and Price List to <£ «* of «a£ «#
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