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Progress and Prosperity, Handmaids of the Railway.
m Everything Comes to Him Who Waits |: Long Enough.
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway is a National Necessity; Its Construction is Opposed by Conservatives and the GPJR..
Railway Competition Brings to Life Dying Industries and Creates Others: There is Room for Two Railways in the Similkameen.
Vol. v.   No. 25.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, J 904.
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PRINCETON THE HUB
Managing Director of the V.
F. M. Co. Talks to
I Star I Man.
They Builded Wisely Enough; But
the Promises of a Kailway
Failed Them.
The Star has been favored with an interview with Arthur Hickling, managing
director of the Vermilion Forks Mining
and Development Co. of Princeton and
London, England. Mr. Hickling has
been troubled with ophthalmia since his
arrival some three weeks ago but is now
fully recovered. Besides his connection
with the above company he has also a
seat on the board of the Canadian Electric Traction Co., an English company,
which is interested in the construction of
an electric railway between London, Ont,,
and Hamilton, with branch lines to Port
Stanley on lake Erie and other points.
It is the longest inter-urban line yet projected in Canada. He has large private
interests in Nelson and Rossland, showing his enterprise by erecting the first
stone buildiug in the latter town and
since occupied by the Bank of Toronto.
Mr. Hickling's monetary transactions
bring him into relationship with finan
ciers in many parts of the world, thus
giving his opinion an added weight on
commercial and development subjects.
His utterances are cautious and with a
reservation which implies adherence to
veracity at any cost—withal a pleasing
gentleman to interview.
"As you are in touch with the financial
pulse of London would you kindly state
how B.C. is regarded by capitalists as a
field for investment?"
"The financial pulse of London is considerably below normal, as shown by the
present price of consols. The outbreak
of war between Russia and Japan brought
about a relapse just as the country was
commencing to recover from the South
African war and I do not anticipate a
revival until terms of peace are arranged.
To interest the British public in any mining deal is, at the moment, well nigh im-
postible, and B.C. offers less inducement
than other countries I could mention;
not from any lack of mineral wealth but
because of the comparatively high cost
of labor and the unfavorable mining
laws."
"In what mauner could the attention
of investors be better directed this way?"
"Firstly, by a total extermination of
the wild cats, which, by their ravages,
have done more to destroy confidence in
the country than anything else. Secondly, by the B.C. governments adopting a
more generous attitude toward the mining industry and fulfilling their promise
to abolish the two per cent, tax, and
thirdly by the country producing one or
two good dividend paying mines. Nothing attracts attention like dividends.
The failure of the Le Roi to pay a dividend since it became an English company has done incalculable harm. The
labor questiou must be left for time to
settle. Were our large low grade properties situated in Portugal, where the
wages are only a shilling a day, they
would indeed be bonanzas. But, with
our present sparse population we are
likely to have a high scale of wages for
some time to come and it will be difficult,
under these circumstances, for any great
development to take place in the country.
There is no part in which I found such
indifference to the wealth and needs of
B.C. as in eastern Canada. Lecturers are
sent to the old country who would be
better employed nearer home."
"Is your company, the V.F.M. & D.,
disappointed in the lack of progress of
the Similkameen ?"
"Most grievously. We expected a railway six years ago. Without it advancement is impossible."
"Would a railway into the Similkameen cause an influx of capital for the
development of the mines ?"
"I am pretty confident that it woujd,
as in the case of the Boundary country.
Capitalists have already given considerable attention to this district and I doubt
if any part has been more thoroughly
sampled, but, only companies with the
wealth of the Dal\s at their back can
afford to operate ioo miles from a railway."
"Do you anticipate an immediate rise
in prices of real estate and mineral properties when it is definitely known that a
railway will be built ?"
"lean assure yon of one thing, that
there will be a considerable advance in
prices now being asked for Princeton real
estate. Princeton is bound to have a considerable coal industry, which alone
would serve to make a town and no railway could afford to pass it by. In fact
the coal is one of their chief objects in
coming. Mining properties should also
benefit. I only trust that when buyers
do appear the owners will not make the
customary fatal mistake of demanding
the price of a mine for a prospect and
am4_f-- hi--::nr tu~ l—     ~ '"—1  ^ "" *u  •'"
''Will its good steaming and domestic
qualities ensure a ready sale for it in competition with coast coals?"
"For steam and domestic purposes it
will certainly compare favorably with
some of the coast coals, but freight rates
enter largely into the question of whether
it will compete with them. We are very
hopeful of it doing so."
"What are the smelting advantages of
this section of the Similkameen ?"
"We are given to understand that close
at hand the Nicola coal fields will provide
all the coke we need, and of timber and
water we have an excellent supply on
the spot. The question of the smelting
properties of the various ores of the camp
is one which I am not experienced enough
to answer."
"What are the possibilities of gold
dredging and hydraulic mining in the
vicinity of Princeton ?"
"The hydraulic work done by the Vermilion Forks Mining Co. proved that the
gravel ran from 24 to 30 cents per yard
only 50 per cent, of which was saved.
The coarseness of the gravel makes it
imperative to use some 2,000 inches of<
water in washing and as we only obtained some 500 inches it did not pay to
continue operations. Gold dredging, I
expect, will prove one of the most remunerative industries in this section. We
have the authority of Mr. Collins, whose
experience in this work is second to none,
for saying that the Similkameen river is
an ideal one for dredging work."
"Where do you believe the principal
city in the Similkameen will be located?"
"Princeton, by reason of its central position at the junction of three valleys,
and as already receiving the support of
the government by the erection of a court
house, school, and two fine bridges, costing $12,000, is certain to become the capital of the Similkameen, in my opinion."
"Do you think more than one railway
will touch Princeton?"
"I think it quite likely, but we shall
not grumble if we only get one. Had the
B.C. coast towns given us the support we
deserved the C.P.R. would have been
here ere this but it looks now as though
the Great Northern will have the start of
them."
"What are the prospects now for a railroad ?"
RAILWAY IS COMING
Preparations   for Construction
Being Made by the
Great Northern.
Revival of Hope and Period of Great
Activity Predicted in the Immediate Future.
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Judging by the conclave of Great
Northern officials at Vancouver last week
and their fleeting movements afterwards
there is important business on hand.
Two weeks ago Messrs. Morgan and Eden
of the Great Northern passed through the
Similkameen making good use of their
eyes and ears like all good scouts ; now,
there are two more on the way in the
persons of R. L. Farrington, vice-president and E. E. Ward, general manager,
both of the Great Northern. The significance of these visits is to make assurance
doubly sure of the mineral resources of
the Similkameen and Nicola districts be--
fore actual construction of the railway is
begun.
During the past months there has been
a string here of experts, mineralogists,
geologists, engineers, explorers, mine and
railway superintendents, ore samplers and
last, but greater than all, the vice-president and general manager of the company which is to build. Surely no stone
has been left unturned in acquiring definite information as to tonnage.
A Vancouver paper states that Mr. Hill
is building into the Similkameen to procure ore for his smelter south of the international boundary. That statement is
the offspring of prejudice. He has no
smelter south of the boundary. But he
is co-oyyner of the Granby smelter at
Grand Forks and has a fine smelter site a
few miles from Princeton. Like the
Boundary ores those of the Similkameen
will not, so far as now known, permit of
long haulage, hence the necessity for a
smelter near the mines. Further, the
Granby has all the ore it can smelt within
a short radius.
President Shaughnessy has said that
the C.P.R. will build from Penticton to
Ruby creek on the main line near Agas-
siz. That is the route the original line
would have gone but for a huge engineering blunder—it is much shorter, and
has tonnage all the way. This is the
line to which he referred at Rossland the
other day by saying: "the line eventually to be followed would be one not yet
preferred to by the press." It is not improbable that the two big railway companies may have agreed on exclusive territory for each and thus avoid parallelling at close range.
Viewed from every standpoint there
:an be but one conclusion as to a railway
;hrough the Similkameen—it is in sight.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
OCTOBER I,   1904
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
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A. E. HOWSE.
THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC.
Not in the history of Canada has
there ever been a government work
of such magnitude  as the building
of that  portion   of   the   proposed
transcontinental railway extending
from the Atlantic coast to Winnipeg.
The  remaining  portion of the line
from Winnipeg to"- the Pacific coast
will   be   built   and  owned  by the
Grand    Trunk    Pacific   company.
Thus there  will be two owners of
the  completed  line.    It  is on this
transcontinental .railway proposition
• that   the   liberal   government   at
Ottawa  will appeal to the electors
for  their  approval  at  the coming
general  elections.    Upon  this proposition the Liberals must stand or
fall.    No  other -. question   of   serious moment will enter into the campaign.     The   tariff,   militia, immigration,    railways,   canals,   postal,
finance and other legislative matters
■ are all in such satisfactory state as
to preclude   any possibility of making  party   political  issues of them
by Conservative oppositionists.
The  first   thing to be considered
is whether the proposed transcontinental  railway   is   needed and secondly, its cost.    A glance at a map
of the  Dominion of Canada shows
a vast lone land  to. the northward
untraversed   by any means of communication except the natural highways of lake  and river.    Explorations   made  by  parties sent out by
the government and by Indian traders, hunters  and adventurers have
established   beyond  doubt that the
country is rich in minerals, timber,
and fish.    Of its agricultural possibilities, especially in the Peace river
country, there  is proof and the testimony of a cloud of witnesses that
it is wheat producing, the soil being
rich and the climate as favorable as
that of Alberta.    There  are great
tracts  of prairie  land interspersed
with groves of timber  which give
the country a^)ark-like appearance.
Petroleum,   salt  and  peat beds are
known  to   exist.      Thousands   of
young  Canadians  have ' their eyes
set  upon the  Peace  river country
intending at the first sign of a railway  there  to  make it.their home.
Tbe whole route  of this  transcontinental line is through a country of
magnificent  distances and illlimita-l
ble resources.    Therefore its necessity  is  apparent to everyone save
the politically  blind and  the monopolist.
As  to  cost, the government has
made an  infinitely  better bargain
thanwas made  with the Canadian
Pacific.    The  peopleLwill own the
best,   or  eastern  half of the road,
which is reasonably expected to, at
least, be worth its.first cost, besides
being  a   source   of revenue   from
rental to  the   Grand Trunk Pacific
company.     The  Canadian   Pacific
received  in   land   25,000,000 acres
and in cash $25,000,000, besides, it
was  donated  500 miles of government built road.   The Grand Trunk
Pacific will only receive rental free
for the first seven  years after completion of the government section.
It gets no land grant, no  cash and
no completed sections of road.   The
deal, as  compared  with that made
by the Conservatives with the Canadian   "Pacific,   is  immeasurably  in
favor of the  people, and  they will.
not be slow to mark their apprecia-
NOTICE.
Take notice that sixty days after date I intend
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase 320 acres of
crown lands for pasturing purposes : Commencing at a post marked F.L.H'siS.W. corner:
Thence running 80 chains west, 40 chains north,
80 chains east 40 chains south, back to point of
commencement, in all 320 acres. Situate about
12 miles west of Princeton and is bounded on the
south side by the meandering line of the Tuiameen river.
K. L- HAMMONTD1, *
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Dated 7th September, 1904.
NOTIdl
NOTICE is hereby given* tHat sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lauds and Works for permission to purchase
640 acres of mountain pasture lard, situated and
adjoining Harris's preemption (Lot 966), starting
jfromjiis S.W. corner and following sectiohtEne
ttojNiW. corner, thence 80 chains west, 80 chains >
south, 80 chaitis'eas^t back tojggint of commence-
'nftiiff 640 acres. '
G. BRANDT, Locator.
Dated this 1st of September, 1904.
NOTICE.
tion of it at  the  forthcoming elec
tions.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a iicense tc prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
Commencing at a post placed ten chains south
of the S.W. corner of lot 1042,
And running north 80 chains, west 80 chains,
south 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
W. C.McnoUGALL.
Dated July 23, 1904.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To JAMES F. DICKSON, or to any person or
persons to whom he may have transferred his
Hffiteiest in th&High Ore and Margarett mineral claims,situate one mile north of Similka-
• meen City, in Camp Hedley, in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district, British
Columbia.
You are . hereby notified that I have esfpend-
ed the sum of $200 for work on the above mentioned claims and $5 for recording the same for
assessments, su£h being required and necessary
to hoicf*rlre'%aiiclaims for the year ehflilja July
3rd and 27th June, 1904, respeOTveTy^unwtr tfie
provisions of the Mineral Act and Amending
Acts; and if at the expiration of ninety days from
the date of the first publication of this notice in
the Similkameen Star, you fail or refuse to contribute your portion of such expenditure, namely, $102.50, together with all costs of advertising,
your interest in said mineral claims will become vested in me, (your co-owner) upon filing
in the proper office in that behaltlthe affidavit
required by Section 4 of the Mineral Act
Amendment Act, 100^ C
Dated this nth day OT?Tuly, 1904.
HENRY A." WILLIA MS.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
NOTICE.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
Railway rumors are flying thick
and fast as to construction in the
Similkameen. There seems very
little doubt that. the Great Northern will begin within sixty days.
This is the way a prominent Conservative M.P. speaks of the Grand
Trunk Pacific transcontinental railway : " Having visited the west
and having obtained all the information I could from members from |
that country who can speak with
adequate information, it appears to
me that there is.no immediate necessity for the. construction of another line of road." That is conclusive enough that the Conservatives do not want a second transcontinental line.
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
320 acres of mountain pasture laud, described as
follows Commencing at a post marked a.J's
N.E. corner, thence 80 chains west, 40 chains
south, 80 chains east, 40 chains north, back to
initial post, in all about 320 acres.. Situate about
11 miles west of Princeton, and is bounded on
the north side by the meandering line of the
Tuiameen river.
ALICE JAMES,
C. Q. Fl ENCH, Agent.
Dated this 14th day *of August, 1904.
NOTICE.
I^OTIOE is hereby given that sixty days after
J B    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,  So chains west, 80 cha.ins
north, back to post, in all 640 acres more or less.
C. M. KINGSTON,
jffiCJ'O. FRENCH, Agent.
Dated this 19th day of July, 1904.
NOTICE.
E. B. Osier," M. P. for Toronto,
denounces the Grand Trunk Pacific
because he is a shareholder in the
C.P.R. and made his million of
money out of it.
TAKE NOTICE that sixty days after date 1
intend to apply to the Hon.'the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 320 acres of Crown lands for pastur:
ing. purposes: Commencing at a post marked
I. M. W.'s S.W. corner: Thence running 80
chains 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 south side by the meandering line of the
Tuiameen river.
J. M. WRIGHT,
CO. FRENCH, Agent.
., Dated .this nth day of July, 1904.
To ARCHIBALD GRANT or whomsoever he
may have transferred his interest in Klon-
\plyke mineral claim, situate on Coppei
MounrainV and about ten miles from Princeton, in the Similkameen mining division of
Yaleffcfjstrict.
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week forAiriety da^Js, 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 CK16Jfdy*e
mineral claim, situate on Copper mountain in
the Osoyoos Minifjg Division of Yale District, British" Columbia, together with all costs of
advertising, yourjinterest 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, $s
$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 you 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.
5)jIf7you 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
minerjajjketaims 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.
NOTICE.
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.
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 crown grants of the above claims.
And further take 1 otice that action; under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
•of stfch Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this gth day of July, A.D. 1904.
Advertise in the Star.
Summit No. 1, Copper Head No. 1, Bullion No.
1, Yellow Jacket No. 1 Fractional, Nelly-No. 1,
Kelly Fractional, Yellow Jacket N0T1 mineral claims, situate in the Osoyoc^ mining
division of Yale district.   Where located : On.
Bullion- mountain;'east  of the townsite of
Olalla.
Take notice that I, R. H. Rogers, as agent for
Robert Gaede, free miner's certificate No.-. B78828,
intend sixty days  from   the   date   hereof,   to
apply  to the Mining Recorder for   certificates
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 16th day of September, 1904.
Reginald H. Rogers.
NOTICE.
The O.I.C. fractional and Crackerjack mineral
claims situated in the Osoyoos mining divis=-
ion of Yale district. Where located : Camp
Hedley. :#jp^       ?5slsj '      '    '
1 Take notice that I, Louis O. Hedlund, F.M.C.
No. B78963, for myself and agent for John Green-
jrtll, F M.C. No. B78964 and H. P. Nelson, F.M C.
No. B62C74, intend, sixty days from date  hereof;
Io apply   to   the    mining   recorder   for     cer-
ificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grants of the above claims^;
I - And further take notice that action, under sec-
lion 37, must be commenced before the issuance
tf such certificate of improvements..
I  Dated this 19th day of September, 1904.
Louis O. Hedltjjid, Hedley. B.C.
NOTICE.
I Hattie and Copper Jack mineral claims, situate
in the Similkameen mining division of Yale
district.   Where located:  In  Aspen   GrovSjs
camp.
I   Take notice  that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
lagent for J. S. C. Fraser, free miner's certificate
Ino. B75740; Henry S. Poulinier, free miner's cer-
Itincate No. Byn^i <and Emerson E. Wells, free
■miner's certijjeate No. B85508, intend, sixty days
from date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for certificates oi improvements for the purpose
of obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
I   And furth eirtakes-notice that actton, under sec-
Ition 37, must be commenced before the issuance
lof such Certificate of Improvements.
1  Dated this 29th day of August, A.D. 1904.
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October i, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
Mr. and Mrs. Barnard, who have been
here for the past month, left on Tuesday
for Loomis, Wash., where Mr. Barnard
will pay off the men and finish the remaining work of the season in connection with the international boundary survey. The purchase of supplies in Prince
ton for the party and employment given
to not a few persons here put in circulation quite a lot of Uncle Sam's dollars.
As this was an off year for local business
the survey proved a windfall to merchants
and others who wouldn't care if the international line were shifted a point or two
either way to necessitate another survey.
Mr. Barnard won the esteem and respect
of all he came into business with and
Mrs. Barnard, durnSg^her short stay made
many friends, all of whom wish the
affable couple health and happiness.
Public worship conducted by Mr. Dock
steader at 3 o'clock tomorrow.
W. J. Snodgrass of Okanagan Falls was
in town last Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Olding of Vancouver are
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Hunter. The latter
is a daughter of the visitors.
|»fehn Gladden of Hedley is« in town
the guest of F. W. Groves. Mr. Glad-
den's brother Fred., favorably known in
the Similkameeen, has recentlv married
in England and settled there.
C. H. Wolf left on. Thursday for the
Granby smelter.
A. Gallinger has closed down on the
Cousin Jack and has taken some ore samples to Hedley for testing.
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT   &    OILMAN,
PROVINCIAL
AS8AVCRS ^
THE  VANCOUVER ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Ra Ha ROGERS
M.A., B.C.I,.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc,
OLALLA P.O.
Slmikameen, B.C.
H. C COOPER     &
Harness, Saddles, HorseISnishinss'
MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF
Harness of any Description and any Price Hade to Order—Send for Prices.
[Established 12 years in Vernon.]
KELOWNA, B.C.
^a¥" Freight Prepaid to Penticton on all Orders from
Princeton and-Vicinity.
• c^
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 100 acres of Crown lands for pasturing purposes : Bounded on the north by lot No.
969, on the west by lot No. 257, On south by Chas.
Asp's preemption on east by China creek, in all
100 acres more or less.
E. E. BURR, Locator.
■ Dated this 25th day of September, 1904.
NOTICE.
% HEDLEY CITY STORE %
A Complete New Stock of General riercharu
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.
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JOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
; " date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of I.ands and Works for permission to
ing purposes, commencing at a post marked
purchase 160 acres of mountain pasture land
situated in the Nicola division of Yale district,
north of and adjoining Boulter's preemption,
lot No. 1155, starting from his N.E. corner, tfieiuce
west So chains, north 20 chains, east 80 chains,
south 20 chains to point of commencement, and
containing 160 acres.
LUKE GIBSON.
Dated this 17th day of September, 1904.
WM i
J. PIERCY & Co.,
WHOLESALE
DRY GOODS
^^K| VICTORIA, B;C
MANUFACTURERS OP
I,
Clothing, Top Shirts and
Underwear.
Vallance &
Leggat,   I
Limited.
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Sherwin-Williams*
Paints M
■■/■
DOCTOR WANTED.
For Princeton and vicinity.   Government sut-
sidv $300 per annum.   Exceptionally brighter
v tufe for capable man.   Town is on proposed coast
to Kootenay railway.   Address
MEDICAL COMMITTEE,
Cattle For Sale.
Forty head of good range cattle, mostly cows,
with twenty head, more or less, of calves.   Reasonable offer to anyone taking the whole bunch.
M. C. KENDALL, Summerland.
ROCHUSSEN & COLLIS
Yates St., Victoria, B.C.
manufacturer's agents FOR
f| Mining Machinery §1
I and Supplies
Tenders on Engineering Contracts
MINING BROKERS
Quotations on all kinds of machinery
WRITE US FOR PRICES
F. W. GRAVES
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
50   YEARS'
EXPERIENCE
' MDRALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo J9
VANCOUVER, B. C.
The Vancouver Breweries,ltd.
Trade Marks
Designs
.*•%;•'      „tt Copyrights Ac.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
Invention-is probably patentable. Communications strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
Scientific Jlmcrican.
A handsomely illustrated weekly. Largest circulation of any scientific journal. Terms, $3 a
year; four months, $1.  Sold by all newsdealers.
MUNN &Co.361Broad^NewYorl
Branch Office, G25T St.. Washington, D. C.
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
Cascade Beer    & Alexandra Stout
Queen Beer      «£ Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia inj|jl the first-
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons^ fjjj$k
The Amalgamated
DOERIM& MARSTRAND & RED CROSS BREWERIES,
VANCOUVEP, 3. C
3:Mmm
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PRINCETON   BOARD    OF    TRAlJE^Rooirls
centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
C. K. Thomas, E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
A. Batx, Treasurer.
WALL   FINISH
WALL   FINISH
This finish [is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its dura= ..32!
bility, pretty tints, and the easy mode of mixing and applying. Put up in 23 beautiful
shades and white. Ask your dealer for a
^^cj&lor card or^end direct to
McLENNAN, McFEELY & Co., Ltd.,
Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
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October i, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
October i, 1904
Humorous.
Hans Christian Andersen was asked
how he came to write his wonderful
fairy stories. "It was just the result of
practice," he modestly explained. "I
always had to tell my wife where I had
been when I came home late." Bowing
in reverence, his friends humbly begged
for a few samples for practical use.
''Mrs. Guschly remarked to me that it
must be pleasant to be married to a clever
man," said Proudley's wife. "And what
did you say ?" queried Proudley. "I told
her, of course, that I didn't know ; that
I had only been married once."
They stood on the Tuiameen bridge
watching the luridfull moon rising above
the horizon when he broke the spell by
asking: "A penny for your thoughts?"
She replied: "I'm very much afraid you
would not get full value for your money."
He—What were you thinking of? She—
Of you.
I The real estate agent was showing the
man from the city some eligible suburban lots. "The ground seems low and
flat here," said the man from the city.
"Yes,", assented the agent. "It is low.
But how do you like the airof this neighborhood?" 'Oh, the air's all right."
"Well, sir, there's a greater thickness of
this splendid air right over these lots
than you'll find anywhere else in the
country, and it all goes with the land."
He—I told your father that I just dote
on you. She—And what did he say ?
He—That I had better find an antidote.
Rector (on his way to church, meeting
a gamekeeper)—Come, my good fellow,
how is it I never see you at church ?
Keeper—Well, sir, I don't wish to make
your congregation smaller. Rector—I
don't see how you could. Keeper—Well,
sir, you see if I came to church, some of
the others would go poaching.
"You're rather a young man to be in
charge of a drug store," said the fussy
customer. "Have you any diploma?"
"Why-er, no sir," replied the drug clerk,
but I have something just as good."
"■A.tHWSEC©4'<I
f        HEADQUARTERS FOR
Groceries,Hardware, Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes
1
, iT
»:ow
CARLOAD OF GROCERIES RECEIVED
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
40 acres of mountain pasture land, fcitulted and
adjoining Brandt's purchase on north line and
running along C. Summers's (Lot iiSg^tbenfce
south 20 chains, west 20 chalfis, north 20 chains,-
east 20 chains, back to point of commencement,
40 acres.
IVER PAtrtsaNiLocator.
Dated this 1st ofsSeptember, iqdiKij?
NOTICE.
St. Lawrence, St. George and. St. Helen mineral
claims, situate in the Siniilkameen. mining
division of Yale district.' WhereMdcated:
On Bear creek.
Take notice that I, F. 1W, VGrqvesSSqting .as
agent for William Henry Armstrong*Tree miner's certificate No. B78408, and Charles F. Law,
free, miner's certificate No. B72119 intend
sixty days from the date heredfi'to apply to
the mining recorder for certificates of improve-,
ments, for the purpose' of obtaining crown
grants of the above claims.
-ind further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements..
Dated this 29th day of Aug&O'iqbiS;"'
A sitting"bf  the Countgf Court ot Yale
will be held  at^ Princeton on Monday,
October 10th, 1904, at 10 o'clock, a.m.
By Order,
HUGH HUNTER,
Registrar County Court.
Princeton, September 7, 1904.
A sitting of the  County Court of Yale
will be  held    at  Hedley    on   Friday,
October 7th, 1904, at 10 o'clock, a.m.
By Order,
HUGH HUNTER.
Registrar County Court.
Princeton, September 7, 1904.,
The flarkets have been recently visited by fir. Howse with the result that
4-0,000 lbs. of Groceries are added to our stock. We are in position to handle a larger volume of business than any previous year. The choicest and un-?
questionably the best bought stock of groceries ever placed on our shelves, and
bought at prices that only shrewd Cash Buyers can availthemselvesof. We
realize the growing possibilities of the valley and we are determined to place
necessaries and luxuries on your tables at PRICES SECOND TO NONE.
§ Askfor our G®mh Prices J
CANNED £OODS—Lobsters/ Shrimps, Salmon, Roast Beef,
Corned Beef, Mutton, Russian Caviar, Oysters, Devilled Ham,
Knapp & Street's Tamale, &c*
BREAKFAST FOODS—Rolled Oal, Whole Wheat, Corn Meal,
Wheatlets, Wheatine, Hominy Grits, Grape Nuts, Orange
Meat, Quaker Oats, &£♦
^'%^TeSS Sttd CoffeOS
Canned Corn, Peas, Beans and Toja^tags
" "if Canned Jams, Peaches, Pears
-:o:'
^^Boots and Si
We carry the old reliable AmetJL
tilt   ^so ^l*^ known King make in Men's
^jjlil Women's and Children's?!-
flCSSfe.  jSSffi,^:
■ *'   '■'%- R' —   B 1 * -   -
We Lead, Others Follow
fyffi
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The A, E. HOWSE Co'y, L'd
I i Nicola Lake and Princeton*    4
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GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC.
I
Points of Contrast with the Canadian
Pacific Prove it will be Far Less
Expensive for the People.
There are some noteworthy contrasts
between the provisions of the Grand
Trunk Pacific project and the Canadian
Pacific project as launched by a Conservative government.
In the first place the Canadian Pacific
is from end to end the property of the
company which was chartered and subsidized to build it. The Dominion will
own one-half of the Grand Trunk Pacific, and will be part proprietor of the
other half through alien held as security
for guarantee of interest.
The Conservative government under
the premiership of the late Sir John An
Macdonald, constructed two costly sections of the Canadian Pacific—from lake
Superior to Winnipeg and from Kamloops ] to the Pacific ocean—and made a
present of these completed sections to
the company. The Grand Trunk Pacific
from Winnipeg to near the Atlantic ocean
will be built by the Laurier government,
but will remain the property of the people of Canada in perpetuity, the company
after seven years paying a rental of 3 per
cent, per annum, the rate likely to be
paid by the government for the money
borrowed to pay for construction.
Parliament granted to the Canadian
Pacific a cash subsidy of $25,000,000.
The only financial aid given to the Grand
Trunk Pacific, other than that just mentioned, is a guarantee of interest—which
will not cost the country anything save
for the first seven years on the Mountain
section—to the capitalists who furnish
the means of construction west of Winnipeg. "
Parliament gave the Canadian Pacific
25,000,000 acres of land, including the
privilege of establishing townsites. Not
an acre of land," except for for station facilities and right of way, is given to the
Grand Trunk Pacific. To enhance this
discrimination the Canadian Pacific lands
were made free of taxation for twenty
years unless "sold or occupied." This
has so far been held to mean twenty
years from the actual specific conveyance
of the lands to the corporation, not from
the date of the agreement—a difference
which means many additional millions cf
dollars to the Canadian Pacific
In every instance the provisions of the
G.T.P. project are notably better than
the terms made by the Conservative administration with the Canadian Pacific.
In no particular is the difference between the two arrangements more marked
than in the control of rates. The Conservatives granted to the Canadian Pacific
virtually absolute control of transportation charges west of lake Superior. The
absolute control of such charges on the
Grand Trunk Pacific is vested in the Dominion. Tbe difference is made clearly
apparent by the fact that, so far as its
main line is concerned, the Canadian Pacific cannot be brought under the control
of the railway commission recently created by parliament, whereas the Grand
Trunk Pacific is placed under that control by the terms of its charter.—Nelson
Daily News.
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*r     Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
Tiicffirrs
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I Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada
Just Opened
COMMERCIAL
HOTfti  J§
first Class Dining Room
Hedley
dig
Newly Fitted
Good Beds
 No Chinese Employed.	
JP^-BEST BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS
HU5T0N & McLEAN, Proprietors
DRlARD HOTEL
NICOLA LAKE    1
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*
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Party J
Lines
WE ARE EXCLUSIVELY
SHOEMAKERS
AND CAN GUARANTEE
Style, Comfort and Durability
IN FOOTWEAR
MANUFACTURED
BY US.
The
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f*£$   Company
OF MONTREAL, LTD.
VANCOUVER   BaCa
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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 and Cigars.
TELEPHONE-   vffl     BATH.     ||
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
;Jfc Stage Lines.
OtlUSCribC   Pnr   the  STAB
CIGAR
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BY
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PRESENTHTCES OF
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Ft. and 33x100 Ft.
-BaL 3 ana£ months,
^ith^fees^ at6 p#
cent* per annum. &.
WWHf
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Government Head-
quarters Far the Simlikomeeii Wsrrici.
(EAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Simil-
Ikameen and Tuiameen I^vej|s\   Tfifpj BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining garnps:-—j rCopper Mountain
Kennedy   Mountain)   Friday, Boulder] and Granite Creeks,
Summit, 'Roche River, fUpper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
and PUREnWATER
ENORMOUS AGRICULTUR-
AL ARgk T® DRA^»OM
^rpiolMap and Prfi^List to >■$£& *£ *£ &
psiden|j»g^^ERMILIOf^^^^
i |p **figetm for the
CANADIAN QgE CONCENTRATION, LIMITED,
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