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Rich Gold Dredging and Placer Mining Ground Here.
No One is More Injured by Wrongdoing than the Wrongdoer.
The Provincial Government is Pledged to Give Railway Connection  with the Coast at the Summer Session:
Similkameen District Embraces 3,000 Square Miles of Mineral Area, not One-Tenth of "Which_has Ever Been Prospected.
Vol. v.   No. 5
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, MAY 14, 1904.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
COPPER MOUNTAIN.
nse Area of Copper-Gold Ores
Carrying Good Values.
preconceived notion of the extent
of the mineral area on Copper mountain
is almost sure to fall short of the reality
upon a first visit to this great mountain
of copper. Wherever the eye turns there
are evidences of mineral. Surely there
is an eternity of ore in the bowels of this
mountain awaiting the force of drill and ]
dynamite to be applied.
Following the trail from Princeton
Copper mountain is reached in about io
miles at an altitude of about 3000 feet
above sea level. A road was surveyed to
it at the time of the provincial elections
last fall since when nothing has been done
in construction. Prospectors for the past
ten years have been using this trail to
Copper mountain and it ought now to be
replaced by a wagon road. And here it
may be stated the province is heavily indebted to those prospectors—the missionaries and forerunners of the mining industry—who have by arduous toil made
known this great mineral section and
thus have added to the wealth and revenue of the country.
There are surface outcrops of coppeif
ore in many places and large development
work has been done on the deposits. The
ore bodies opened up are bounded on the
north by a quartz-porphyry dyke wmch
forms the hanging wall. Adjoining the
dyke and covering a large area copper
ore is found in bornite and chalcopyrite
which are distributed through-the gangue
of basic andtsife. \[\/\jfto4yjvwt' y
Specimerfsxaken from beneath the surface are lustrous and to even the most
untrained eye the presence of values may
readily be detected. Assays made have
resulted in a higher percentage of copper
and also giving gold values sufficient to
make Copper mountain on the whole a
richer section than that of the Boundary.
The abundance of the copper-gold ore
leaves no doubt as to the ultimate success
and prosperity attending the smelting
industry which will follow railway construction.
In a short sketch it is not possible to
particularize. The suggestion, however,
is made to cover any lack of information
about Copper mountain, that a large permanent exhibit of its ores be made at
some of the coast cities
lieving.
seeing is be-
Tuck French has been called to the
bar at Granite creek. He practised at
Princeton in the palmy days and had a
lot of clients who never failed to wish
him good health.
George Goldsborough seriously injured
his knee while riding near Granite. His
horse shied and his knee struck a knot.
"Smoky" Chisholm will soon be removed to the hospital. The bullet wound
is doing nicely.
LOCAL NEWS ITEM
Increased Mail Service to Hedley— Hotel Burned
at Hope.
Emigrants Trek 500 Miles to a Land
of Promise—Lots of Snow on
Mountains.
■ Notice of a twice-a-week mail to Hedley from Penticton has been received
and the service will be installed in a few
days. The Liberal candidate for Yale-
Cariboo has interested himself in the
matter and his recent mission to Ottawa
for that and the proposed telephone line
was not in vain.
W. C. Lyall will shortly remove his
family to Princeton.
Gus Spearing has gone to the hills in
quest of bear—not the Russian variety,
but the native black and tan. Bob Jam-
ieson killed a sockdolager the other evening in the suburbs.
A party ot emigrants passed through
Princeton on Monday on their way to
Chilcoten where they will settle on land.
They begun their trek in Washington,
U.S., and will have covered some 500
miles in wagons when the journey is
ended.
Some weather prophets predict high
water owing to the backward spring.
There is snow enough in sight on the
Hope range, when melted, to make a
flood, but, as "the wind is tempered to
the shorn lamb" it is not improbable that
citizens will be spared wet feet also.
Rev. James Lang sends notice that he
will conduct religious service at Princeton tomorrow at 3 p.m.
Robert Stevenson came up from the
south recently having made an extended
trip to Colville and Loomis. He has a
lot of assessment work to do on his mineral claims and is preparing for a busy
season.
Messrs. Campbell, Thomas and McMullen have repaired China creek bridge
so far as to permit traffic being resumed
on it today. It would be well if the government would employ these gentlemen
permanently on the roads as whatever
repairing they have done has been in a
thoroughly workmanlike, conscientious
nd patriotic manner.
In the case jm a Chinaman vs. Thos.
BLabbitt, for forcible eviction, before J.P's
Wood and murray at Nicola Lake, the
latter was committed for trial, his own
bail being accepted.
The Fernie Free Press comes to hand
in diminished size as the result of the
recent conflagration in that town. Sympathy is extended our brethren of the
'fourth estate' with the hope that they
may abundantly recover from their serious loss.
HEDLEY PARAGRAPHS
Stamp Mill Made Trial Run
and Will Soon Make
Yellow Bricks.
Summerland the Centre of Great Progress in Building and Land
Improvements.
Hedley, May io.—S. L. Smith, accountant for the Daly Reduction Co., is putting up a commodious dwelling house on
the east addition to Hedley.
J. L. Deardorff and C. Burns are doing
assessment work on the Oregon group on
Sixteen-Mile creek. This is the property
discovered by Thos. Anderson last fall
from which splendid specimens of bornite
were taken. The work now being done
on the claim is exposing some fine ore,
of which there appears to be a considerable body.
The stamp mill made a trial run last
week—a battery of ten stamps working
nearly an hour. Some of the shoes came
off and a stop was necessary. The full
forty stamps will soon be dropping con
tinuously and then the gold bricks will
be rolling out.
Lacrosse and football enthusiasts turned
out in force Sunday to practice on the
beautiful recreation grounds that nature
has provided for Hedleyites on the Indian reserve.
Rev. Jas. Lang is busily decorating the
new hotel with a bright coat of paint.
C.  A. Joyner and family are moving
4-frem Hedley to the tram station about
half way between the town and the mine.
J. J. Marks has returned from his visit
to the Harrison Hot Springs, where he
went to be treated for poisoning, caused
apparently, by drinking water heavily
charged with arsenic. He is planning to
do considerable work on his properties
on the Nickel Plate mountain.
L. C. Woodman, architect for the Daly
Reduction Co., is leaving soon for the
United States.
The indications are that the ultimatum
sent by/M. K. Rodgers to the Dominion
goverament has had the desired effect
and that he will soon be in possession of
the large flat comprising nearly 200 acres
of Indian reserve land adjoining the
town. It is hardly to be expected that a
smelter will be built>cfhtil railway tran-
sportation isa^Eorded, but it was necessary for the ^^Rockefeller interests to corral this valuable piece of ground while
times were quiet and the competition for
it not so keen as it would be later.
Scrutator.
At the time of the French revolution
history records that the windows and
doors of buildings in Paris were boarded
and barricaded. Is it possible that a revolution is brooding in Princeton ?
MINING NOTES.
Transvaal Group Bonded—Students of
Mineralogy in Kootenay.
Development work   on  the Transvaal
group, situated in Highland Valley, near
Ashcroft, will be carried on extensively
during the summer. A bond is held on
the property by some Rossland people
who, from surface indications, have a
proposition which will prove very profitable.
Dr. Porter, professor of mineralogy at
McGill University, Montreal, is on his
way out with a summer school of students for field work in British Columbia.
The Dr. could not find a better mineral
district than the Similkameen in variety
or ease of exploration of its mineral deposits. The board of trade should endeavor to get the Dr. in touch with the,
Princeton coal and metalliferous areas.
One of the richest mineral sections i n
the Similkameen is at Camp McKinney.
But, unfortunately, a "black eye" has
been given that camp througrf'wildcats.'
Some time will be required to reinstate
the confidence it formerly enjoyed but
come it must when the real merits of the
camp are fully appreciated. It has had
its periods of depression and buoyancy
along with other camps in the Similkameen. Word has been received from
Toronto that an agreement has been arrived at in which the Kamloops, Minnehaha and Sailor mining companies will
come under one management and active
work begun on each. The Sailor is of
undoubted richness; the Minnehaha has
a good plant consisting of steam hoist and
7-drill compressor, and the Kamloops is
funded for active mining operations. A
few months ago the Cariboo closed down
after it had made the reputation of being
one of the best for dividends and the
Waterloo suspended owing to disagreement of owners. Camp McKinney also
suffers in common with other portions of
the Similkameen from lack of a railway.
SUMMERLAND SUMMARY.
Prosperity Reigns—An 80,000 Horse
Power Man—Fruit the Staple.
Summerland, May 13.—This place is
simply undergoing a revolution under
the management of J. M. Robinson, who
is certainly an eighty-thousand horse
power man on wheels. Hundreds of
acres, which two years ago were little
more than a stock range, are now laid ofF
into ten-acre lots and planted with fruit
trees. Houses are built, or are beings
built on nearly all of the lots. The company ordered for this spring's planting
70,000 fruit trees, besides, a large number
of trees are being put in by private parties.
Tom McAlpin is camped about four
miles west from the lake where he is
working fifteen   men  at present.     The
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 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C
One Year,
$2.00
The Similkameen Star H^f1* I distribufd' *"*
- would be an interest awakened that
! could not fail of a large inflow of
capital.     If  the   Vancouver   city
council, the board of trade and the
newspapers put their 'shoulders to
the wheel' they can make Vancouver the greatest  mining centre on
the continent and  at the same time
develop the Similkameen and Nicola
districts.
There should be at least five tons
of ore from this  district at the St.
Louis exposition—it  is doubtful if
more than  a   few specimens will
reach there.   The
such  an   exhibit   will   be doubly
manifest alongside   the tons from
other localities.  The public-spirited
men  at  the coast will  grasp the
imperfectly   outlined   idea  herein
stated  and  acting upon it their re
ward will consist of smelters, refineries, rolling mills and shipbuilding
on Burrard  Inlet and   Vancouver
the Glasgow of the west.
May 14, 1904
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
* Howse, Manager.
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are
on
of British Columbia and as there
sure to be sorae.dissatisfied ones
that scbre it might be well to
establish an emigration agency at
Calgary or Edmonton to direct such
to B.C.
NOTICE.
FOR SALE 6t°
ACRES OF COAL
hj,^ .juANDS LOCATED TWO
Miles from the town of Princeton, B.C. Price,
$2,000, half cash, balance in 6 months. Surface
rights include whole area. Address F. E. care of
Similkameen Star, Princeton, B.C e4W
VANCOUVER'S OPPORTUNITY.
The expressed opinions of all who
have visited the Similkameen, whether prospector, miner, expert, promoter,  investor or   agent,  concur
as to the  fact  that  in  all their re-1
searches and travels they had found
no such  variety  of minerals  in  a
like area  as  are furnished  in this
section.     From   rich iree milling
gold, copper-gold, silver-lead, zinc,
iron and alluvial gold, to and including coal and other non-metallic min-
erals,there is a menu to suit the taste
of the  most exacting epicure.    If
there be any doubting Thomas one
day's   observation   on   Copper   or
Kennedy mountains will suffice to
make him an  enthusiast both as to
body and assortment.    Nor will he
fear any  shortage  of ore though a
score  of   smelters   were in active
operation for generations to come.
Yet, in spite of these oft  reiterated statements as  to  the undeveloped wealth of the Similkameen, it
is somewhat  disheartening to note
the intolerable  indifference of the
coast cities, particularly Vancouver,
to the  opportunities going  by for
" securing the good will  and also the
trade now and in the future of this
district.    In the struggle now going
on here- for a railway the city men-.
tioned ought to be our most doughty
friend and champion as it is nearer
Princeton  than  any  other  of the
seaport cities and must be the largest
beneficiary of the developed resources of the country.
The irritating and unequal contest
kept up so  long  by  the Similkameen against incorporated foes and
their  political  allies has sapped its
fighting resources until the 'sinews
of war' have  been snapped.    Rich
and prosperous as Vancouver is its
practical sympathy just now would
be  most  opportune and gratefully
appreciated.     The   building of  a
railway is, of course, the most important   question   concerning   the
Similkameen and next is the securing  of capital to develop  the mineral treasure.
To induce the flow of capital it
-TrHist be demonstrated that there is
a field for legitimate investment and
assured profits. If an exhibit of
one ton of Similkameen minerals
were permanently exhibited in the
larger cities of America and the
United Kingdom and information
A sitting of the County Court of Yale
will be held at   Princeton   on  Friday,
insignificance of j June Iotll> J9°4; at io o'clock, a.m.
By Order,
HUGH HUNTER,
Registrar County Court.
Princeton, May 14, 1904.
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.
NOTICE.
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
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. REVELY, Agent.
Princeton, B.C., April 21st, 1904.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
Toronto has gone to work with
splendid energy to reconstruct the
buildings destroyed in the recent
$i3,ooo,ooo-fire.
Chinamen must make a lot of
money in this country when they
can afford to pay $500 head tax.
Recently 112 landed at Vancouver
thus adding to the revenue of the
country $56,000. Make the tax
$1,000.
Ada B., Ada B. Fractional and Centre Star Frac»
tional .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   Furnian R.
Whitwell, free miner's certificate No. 72o45,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.
.i.nd further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 14th day of May, 1004.
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NOTICE.
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 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 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.
The cost to the Dominion for the
building of the Grand Trunk Pacific railway will be $13,000,000.
The Canadian Pacific has cost the
country in money, land subsidy,
gifts of completed railway and
minor donations and concessions
$100,000,000.
A Pennsylvania editor prints at
the head of the editorial column the
names of those who have paid their
subscriptions during the preceding
week. The only paper in the Similkameen has a few delinquents on
its list who might have their names
inscribed on the roll of fame if they
would pay up.
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
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 14th day of May, A.D. 1904.
$5.00 REWARD.
LOST, about the 18th April, 1904, two sorrel
horses, branded 5   white legs.
The above reward will be paid to the finder.
W. H. HOLMES,
May 2nd, 1904. GranifigCreek.
NOTICE.
Magnetic mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where
located: Ou Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Hannibal L. Jones, free miner's certi-
ficate.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 Februaiy, 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
To fill the vacancy caused by the
death of Senator Reid two names
are mentioned as his successor :
Hewitt Bostock and Dr. Sinclair
either of whom would fill the position with credit. As Mr. Bostock
was formerly an M.P. for Yale-
Cariboo it is probable his selection
would have greater acceptance with
the Interior than any other. ,
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date iHStend 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.
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—adjoining 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
Tune  Bug mineral  claim,   situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district:
Where located : OnCppper 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 rotice 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.
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 theJSate 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 9th day of April, 1904.
Thousands of emigrants are arriving daily in the Canadian Northwest and the land is being rapidly
settled with a desirable class of people. There is practically no limit
to the territory to be settled and
the land is most inviting as regards
productiveness. As to climate it
cannot compare with the interior
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 such work, and you
are herety 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 vtsted in me,
your co-owner, under'the provisions (Jfifthe Mineral Act and Amending Acts.
Dated this 30th day offApril, A.D. 1904.
DANIEL BRAITHWAITE.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
Olympian mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of^Yale district. Where
located: On Copper mountain.
Take notice  that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for 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
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 25th day of April, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
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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 crown lands for agricultural purposes, commencing at a post marked
C. A. Joyner's N.W. corner, thence running 40
chains east, thence 40.chains south, thence40
chains west, thence 40 chains north to place of
commencement. C. A. JOYNER.
Dated April 8, 1904.
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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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
SUMMERLAND SUMMARY.
[Concluded from page 1.]
company employ a large number of
men.
Fruit lots bought a year or two ago are
advancing rapidly in price, as high as
$150 per acre being offered and refused.
The Improvement company are building wagon roads, ditches, flumes and
houses. They are now clearing the
ground for a big saw mill plant.
A company is formed to put in a big
fruit canning factory.
I think that if the people of Princeton
could induce J. M. Robinson to take an
interest in that district he would do more
for that place than the C.P.R. and Jim
Hill combined. PROGRESS.
Jim Snowden and Tommy Day are
working on the King Solomon, Copper
mountain and have one of the best showings to be found there.
Ten thousand horses are being supplied
to the Japanese army from Washington
and B.C. has not yet produced a suitable
class of military horses. What's the matter with that experimental horse breeding station talked about so profusely las,t
winter in the board of trade ? '
Voigt vs. Wallace—Action deferred.
Plaintiff assessed costs. Both return to
peaceful occupations.
Alex. Sharp, M.E., since his marriage
at San Diego, Cal., has taken residence at
Rossland. Mr. Sharp states that copper
mining is active in Lower California.
A communication from Hedley will
appear in next week's issue.
Hear the tintinabulation of the bells,
bells, bells—horse bells.
H. B. Munroe, of Greenwood, has received the appointment of B.C. commk-
sioner to the World's Fair at St. Louis.
The Dominion has eight representatives,
one for each of the provinces, at $7 per
day and travelling expenses.
John Corrigan's hotel at Hope was recently destroyed by fire. Most of the
contents were saved but the building was
a total loss, there being no insurance.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,200,060. 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.
Ra H. ROGERS
M.A., B.C.L.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
OLALLA P.O.
Simikameen, B.C.
JAS. CLARK
WATCHMAKER
|j|    and JEWELLER
ALL   WORK WARRANTED
Hedley and Princeton
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
thereof, 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 18th day of April, A.D. 1904.
j. p. mcleod.
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MINING INVESTMENTS.
One„ of the Safest and Most Successful
When Made on Business Btfsis?
The New York Banker, a financial
paper of repute, says that a great many
New York financiers of the wealthier
class are waking up to the fact that mining investments are a safe source of
wealth.
Only recently the New York Commercial printed an elaborate review of mining and the editor expressed the opinion
that this highly important industry is not
receiving that measure of attention from
the eastern investors which facts warrant.
In the larger cities, and especially so in
New York there has been a disposition on
: the part of the wealthier class of investors to cry down any mining proposition
that was presented to them.
It is only a question of time when the
public will be educated up to the fact
that there are just as reliable mining properties as there are railroads or industrial
properties. A great deal of the prejudice
against mining is disappearing in the
light of a clearer understanding of the
facts. The glaring logic of facts proves
that it is not only one of the best paying
industries, but, all things considered, one
of the surest as well; and the actual profits on many a small mine would exceed
the profits made by a number of factories using ten times the amount of capital. In a factory in a staple business profits are rarely excessive and frequently
earnings of a year" are wiped out in a
month by the action of the market, and
in spite of all precautions. In a mine
'there is always the possibility of striking
greater riches, and, as mining is now
conducted, an examination before opera
tions,are commenced will give a pretty
general idea of what can be expected.
The modern methods of treating ere
have admitted utilizing what was thrown
away as waste from mines. A few years
ago the tailings, which it would not pay
to handle, can now be worked at a very
satisfactory profit. These new methods
and appliances make it practical to pay
dividends from ore that a few years ago
could not be handled without loss. The.
public are being educated to the fact that
making money in mining requires patience and a certain amount of capital for
development. When a property has been
.fairly developed, machinery to handle
the ore is of course necessary. This all
requires capital, but in proportion to the
amount of capital required, mining may
be said to return larger profits than most
staple businesses. A great many people
do not look upon mining as a business,
but when conducted on a business basis
it is invariably a success.—Nelson Daily
News.
"Come, now," said mamma, who had
taken the children for a walk through the
zoo, "let's go home and see papa." "Oh
no!" protested Frances let's see these
other monkeys first."
Judge—Why can't you tell where you
were that evening? Witness—Because,
your honor, I might incriminate myself.
I've forgotten what I told my wife about
it. Judge—The witness is excused. Go
on with the next case.
We long for biscuits mother cooked,
And fortunes would be laid
If we could but have back again
The dough our uncle made.
He—How I envy that man who just
sang the solo! She—Why I thought he
had an exceptionally poor voice. He—
Oh, it isn't his voice I envy; it's his
nerve.
"Is that the same auto you bought last
year ?" "All except the body and three
wheels."
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May 14, 1904
TUCKETS
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out the province.
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per annum.
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For   the STAR
May 14, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
MINING NOTES.
The subject uppermost in the minds of
the Boundary people just now is the consolidation of the Montreal and Boston
Copper Co. owning the Boundary Falls
two-furnace smelter, with the Dominion
Copper Co., owning six valuable claims
at Phoenix. While the deal has not been
closed as yet there is every indication
that it will be in a short time. Many persons are of the opinion that the consolidation of these interests means more to
business men of the Boundary than the
construction of another line of railway.
The St. Eugene at Moyie, Bast Kootenay, is preparing to take out ore and
begin shipping with all possible speed.
Already there are about 6b men on the
payroll, and 175 miners will be put to
work next week, provided that number
can ba secured. In May the company
hope to increase the number of men
working to 275 men and make shipments
to the smelter at Trail.
At Slate creek, just across the boundary
line in Washington, the Mammoth Gold
Mining Co. expect to employ 35 or 40
men all summer. The greater part of the
ore is free milling and is treated by chlo-
rination. In 35 days' work last fall the
company took out $rs,ooo at a cost of
$5,000. The mine is at Barron and it is
expected that the - Bellingham Bay &
British Columbia railway will run about
a mile from the mine.
The appeal of the Bank of Montreal to
have its claim take precedence over that
of the miners against the Winnipeg mine
near Phoenix has been dismissed with
costs against the bank. The miners will
be paid first.
A Good Idea.
If the Dominion is soon to consider
changes in its., postal laws it might well
adopt the clause, justly protecting news
papers, which is in force in the United
States. The latest U.S. postal laws are
such that newspaper publishers can arrest
any one for fraud who takes a paper and
refuses to pay for it. Under this law the
man who allows his subscription to run
along for some time unpaid, and then
orders the postmaster to mark it "Refused," and has a card sent notifying the
publishher, lays himself liable to arrest
and fine, the same as for theft, etc.
Be a Han!
To the Knockers and Ploppers.
This world is a world of sore trials at best,
We've all got our crosses to bear;
And if in the battle your rubbery knees
Are shaking with fear in your pants,
Don't stand in the way of the braver ones
please—
Make a sneak and give others a chance.
Don't sit in the dumps with a scowl on
your face
And see the procession go by,
Catch step with the boosters and hold to
their pace
And step mighty sassy and high.
If lacking in nerve or of sand in your
craw—
Too shiftless to onward advance,
Don't try to play even by swinging your
jaw,—
Make a sneak and give others a chance.
Don't lazy around with despair in your
eyes
And grumble and growl at your luck,
For knocking and swearing won't help
you to rise
You've got to have ginger and pluck :
If lacking in nerve  to stay, in with the
play
Don't give us a gruff song and dance,
But stir your old stumps and get out of
the way—
Make a sneak and give others a chance.
Tom Gorman.
Cold Creek, Similkameen.
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