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 The Coal, Ore and Placer Mining: Industries will, upon Development, Employ Half a Million1 Men in the Similkameen and Nicola Districts*
If You are Interested Come and See this Great Country and be Convinced of its Resources; Fine Climate j Sportsmen's Elysium. *
Vol. iv.   No. 52.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, APRIL 9, J904.
$2 a Year, in Advance,
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SOME GUN PLAY.
"Smoky" Chisholm   Shot by   Steve
Brooks in a Drunken BrawlA^
A ■ shooting affray at a wayside tavern
run by Billy Manning on the Nicola road
last Saturday was the* result of a prolonged spree by a coterie of individuals
well known for their fine drinking qualities. The principals in the affair were
"Smoky|jfcChisho1m and Steve Brooks.
Chisholm flashed a six-shooter.towards
Brooks who tried to evade him, but he
persistedfnllpisthreatening manner when
Brooks in sheer desperation and fear
seized a nearby Winchester and pulled on
his man with perilous effect, the bullet
penetrating the groin of his leg. Bro6ks
gave himseff up to the authorities and
will have a preliminary hearing at Nicola
Lake. "Smoky" will now have opportunity to smoke the pipe of peace, and
chew the cud of reflection if not of re-,
pentance, while Brooks is almost sure to
get short rations and no grog for a term.
FRIGHTFUL ROADS.
Owing largely to little expenditure and
consequently slight repairs to the roads
last fall the condition of the roads now is
the worst ever known. Boulders, mudslides, washouts and bottomless holes'
follow in rapid succession or are in some'
cases heaped together causing a tie up
of vehicular traffic—thanks to a generous
neglect and Jack frost. There are eight
four-horse freight wagons stalled or abandoned along these roads, thus causing
great inconvenience and loss. It is now
dawning upon the people that a "penny-t;
wise-pound-foolish" policy in the public
works department is a "delusion and a
snare." More money and a lot of men
to earn it are demanded at once or there
will be a young revolution in the land.
ROSEATE FUTURE.
F. R. Whitwell* arrived in town from
the Boundary and Spokane where he had
been the greater part of the winter. He
had many inquiries about the Similkameen from persons interested in mining
and all wanted to know what the prospects were for a railway to Princeton.
Since his last visit to the places named
great strides in mining and smelting
have been made by the addition of enormous plants. The tapping of Phoenix
by the Hill system is hailed with delight
by shippers and others. A report was
current over there that once the branch
lines were complete the main line west
through the Similkameen would be built.
Mr. Whitwell has some coal and metal
interests here which he intends to develop.  .
^*rHigh constable Hunter left for New
Westminster on Sunday in charge of an
asylum inmate. He expects to return
next/ Wednesday. He also arrested
Brooks for making a target of Chisholm
and may cache him at the pen.
LOCAL NEWS.
Brief News Notes and Personal Hen-
tion of People Passing.,
Spring has oome at last. Myriads of
bonnie birds, even old crow and chanticleer herald it.
Geo. Freeman intends pulling out for
northern diggings as soon as the snow is
away from there.
Cousin Jack stock is looking up since
'the reported negotiations fcwvsale of the
'mine to wealthy Philadelphians.
Ernest Thomas left on Monday for
various points and possibly will not return until he can ride in on a Pullman
icushion coach.
Ole Bergesen, a partner of the deceased Andrew Lee, was in town recently
in behalf of interests held jointly with
his late friend:
Gordon Murdoch is erecting and improving buildings on his ranch whither
he will shortly remove with his family
for the summer.
S. P. Whitley, one of the earliest pioneers of the country and an oldtime
friend and employee of W. J. Snodgrass,
died at Okanagan Falls recently,    j
* Bob Cramer and Bert Bryant came in
from Copper mountain Saturday where
they are developing their mineral properties with very encouraging results.
Some lines by a Hedley versifier
addressed to "knockers and floppers,"
have been received at this office and will
be printed as soon as space can be found.
Chas. Joyner,  of Hedley,  who is reported to be a secret agent of Jim Hill
and Pierp. Morgan, was in town Wednes-
1 day sizing up the chances for tie timber.
Owing to the bad state of the roads
driver Chenall pulled the mail coach out
for Nicola at n o'clock Saturday night,
preferring to travel at night when the
snow is stiffer.
Luke Gibson started for Penticton last
Monday but was obliged to return owing
to bad roads after going as far as Keremeos. He did not care to be "all sum-,
mer" on the road so he abandoned his
freighting trip.
Driver McLean of the Welby royal
mail line reports the road from Green
Mountain to Keremeos as a veritable
slough. It would be a good time now to
spend some of that $7,000 appropriated
last session, or is it intended for salaries
alone? ,
Notice has been given by the post office
department that hereafter registered letters can be insured against loss to the
amount of $25. Inland registered letters
—that is, letters mailed at and addressed
to a post office in Canada—may be insured against loss on sums not exceeding
$25 on payment of the following fees, in
addition to the full pos'tage atBj£registra-
tion charges: $10 insurance, 3c; $15,
4c; #20, 5c; $25, 6c.
HEDLEY NOTES.
Electric Light and Water—Pabulum
for Brain and Body.
Hedley, April 4. — [Special.] — The
spring is coming and with it the "Weekly Boomerang," which promises to present our city as IT JS. The contract for
the office is let.
J. A. Schubert is up to date in supplies,
having fresh oysters at $5 per gallon and
could not supply the demand.
The poles for the electric light system
are in place to receive the wire.
Water pipe for the city water works is
on the ground and,will be laid at once.
Stamps will-jirop in.the Daly Reduction Co's mill^awiut the middle of this
month/.^ ^yjts&t**'
Tlfe*election of officers ^friendly to the
trust) at the 20th Century club was a
severe blow to the Socialists, who were
prepared to direct the literary and social
life of the club. Ten nightly caucuses
told on the outsider1'; hypnotic and other
influences seemed to bring them in line.
Speeches were prepared for delivery on
taking office 4mt the cast of votes dashed
their hopes and an audible whisper was
heard. In the future all Socialist meetings will be secret and members must be
^vouched for by the president.
. The feast of oysters observed by the
Hedley city whist club on March 26 was
pronounced a success by those present
from a social and gastronomic standpoint.
L. C. Woodman presided as toastmaster
in his usual happy style. Modesty on
the part of the speakers prevents a report
in full but the remarks on the Twentieth
Century club : Our social set: Why cannot others see us as we see ourselves?
would be a feast of reason for any literary or spcial community.
Why has Rev. Lang given up services
in Hedley ?
HEDLEY SMELTER.
There has been of late persistent reports in circdStion that the Daly Reduction Co. of Hedley had been (Differed and
accepted 500 acres of land near Oro south
of the boundary line. Whether the report be true or not the fact of its existence-indicates that the smelter site at
Hedley is still an unsettled question.
Should the company, with its almost unlimited financial resources and expressed
desire to use them in immense industrial
mining operations in the Similkameen,
be allowed to build across the line because of disputed rights t% a few acres
of ground, an irreparable blunder will
have been committed. The Rossland
folly of driving an industry across the
border to Northport, whereby some 2,000
souls with their suste'nance were lost to
the former, must not be repeated here.
The Daly people are anxious to locate
at Hedley and 99 out of every 100 other
persons are most emphatically in favor of
keeping the industry in^he country.
THE CANDIDATE.
Editor Ross Hangs Out the Liberal
Banner to Political Breeze.
The Liberal candidate for Yale-Cariboo,
Duncarf Ross, has successfully begun the
campaign for the Dominion electionj| by
holding meetings throughout Cariboo.
He is a great worker and an enthusiastic
advocate of railways and other public
utilities. His able editorials and logical
speeches conspicuously mark him a fit
and proper person for parliamentary work.
Mr. Ross has always been a loyal supporter of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, and. a stalwart in the ranks of the Liberal party.
The prosperity which Canada has enjoyed under Liberal jule is without parallel in its history, which is a primary
and most sensible reason for still retaining Liberal rule, Liberal trade policy
and the Liberal railway programme. Mr.
Ross is a unionist in labor matters ; he
favors railway and telephone communication for- the Similkameen, also increased postal facilities and, happily, has
the friendship of many prominent legislators as well as of .the present administration, who, it is almost certain will be
sustained at the polls.
BOARD OF TRADE.
At the board of trade meeting Thursday night-va change in the time of meet-"*
ing and the appointment of an executive
committee were considered and laid over
until next meeting when a more representative attendance is expected.
Va vote of thanks was tendered A. W.
Galliher, M.P., for a large map of ihe
Dominion of Canada and some parliamentary reports. It was proposed that
he be further solicited for geological reports and maps of this district.
The board passed the following resolution : That this board respectfully asks
the local representative, Mr. Shatford,
M.L.A., to urge the government to immediately repair the road in the canyon
on the Nicola road and also to make the
roads passable between Princeton and
Penticton.
The board adjourned to meet again at
7:30 one week hence.
RADIUM HIGHER.
An importer of radium in New York
gives out the startling news that the price
of this latest product of the scientist has
increased J>4,200,000 a pound in two days.
The commercial rate last "week was $8,-
400,000; now it is $12,600,000. So great
has been the demand for a few grains
that the supply on the market prob*ably
will have disappeared entirely by the end
of the present month. Just fancy a
radium mine or smelter in the suburbs
of Princeton! How the fellows would
flit around it—as a bee to a cowslip.
There is pitchblende in the district, however, and it carries radium.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
April 9, 1904
The Similkameen Star
Published "Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C.
—BY—     .
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. B. Howse, Manager.
One Year,
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
Payable in Advance.
$2.00
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
tegal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
SHINE ON, 0! "STAR."
The kindly indulgence of readers is invited on the anniversary
of this weekly journal, references
to which, may with that propriety
which custom has established, be
made on the occasion without egotism or fear of causing tedium.
With this number of the Star
it will have completed another annual orbit in the pathway of time,
thus completing its fourth volume
since first its light celestial and ter-
restial shone out upon the Similkameen. Although it is not a star of
the first magnitude, yet its feeble
rays have penetrated the dark corners of the earth, attracting wise
men of the east with long or short
purses until a motley crowd came
to investigate and examine the good
things and the glad tidings which
it heralded. Its prophetic tone
of better days, though often mingled with wailing, has been solace
to the weary, encouragement to the
weak, hope for the despairing and
profit for many.
Glancing over the files of this
paper its pages have faithfully depicted the trials and vicissitudes of
frontier life as well as lifting high
the torch of intelligence concerning
the great natural resources of the
district and bidding men welcome
to the treasures of the mine.' It
has set forth the wants of the community in vigorous measure, nailing to its masthead the rights of
the Similkameen before party or
political favor.
The difficulties of conducting a
newspaper so far removed from rail
and telegraphic communication can
hardly be understood or appreciated
by the uninitiated. In this and
other respects the Star is probably
the most unique newspaper in the
world. It has never known the
ever welcome telegraph operator's
"30," so common to printers; its
latest daily exchange, only 144 miles
distant in a direct line, is always
three days old ; its staff consists of
the trinity—editor, "devil" and
compositor—three in one ; "copy"
is unknojvn, the 'evil one' preferring
to ^ake it warm and' fresh from his
cerebellum, thus preventing defile-
.ment from ink or lead; so far as
known,   not one of its delinquent
.*
subscribers has ever died a natural
death, (no gruesome inference intended for those still in arrears) ;
and Princeton may safely claim the
distinction of having a newspaper
for the least population of any place
upon earth.
The changes in its proprietorship,
from that of the founder to the
time when it was a waif and no-
Dody seemed to own it or cared to
father it, down to the present, has
not impaired its. vitality. Its roll
of editors, till recently, has given
undisputed proof that they were not
born without a call, nor did they
weaken the truism, "de pen am
mightier dan de sword." May their
epitaphs read : "Possessed of frailties common to man; vacated the
editor's chair for a throne above;
rewarded at last ; requiescat in
pace."
Time has dealt gently with the
Similkameen's only paper, for its
face is as fresh and bright and its
kicks just as vigorous as when it
cut its teeth. It holds no grudges
nor will it be held in leash by intimidation or sordid influence. Its
political allegiance is determined by
the government of the day doing
justice to this mineral district, and
will, in season and out of season,
advocate the construction of railways for the development of this
country.
The Star thanks all those who
have by their patronage and promptitude helped to sustain the vital
spark and thus cause the "ghost"
to walk regularly.    Shine on !
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
The Vancouver World and the
Kamloops Sentinel have been shaking fists at each other in a semi-
jocose way over the establishment
of a consumptive sanitarium near
Kamloops. The intimation is made
in settlement of the dispute that the
Hope mountains is an ideal location
for persons afflicted with phthisis or
any wasting disease. There is a
blending of airs there from the
ocean and the mountains that make
it exceedingly healthful and restorative. And, by the way, the government should reserve a large tract
of land there for a provincial park,
the western slope of the range being
well adapted for that purpose.
TOWN LOT WANTED.
WANTEJD- to purchase, for cash, a well situated lot on Vermilion avenue or Bridge St.,
Princeton'   State lowest price.   Address
WHUaM GRAHAME,
P.O. box 449, Victoria, B.C.
F. W. GROVES
A. r. coli,., sc. d.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LUND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON,     -   -     B. C.
Subscribe for the Star, only
per annum.
R. H. ROGERS
'M.A., B.C.I,.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
OLALLA P.O.
Simikameen, B.C.
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Manitoba Hard Wheat
and the Lake of the
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Combine to produce the finest grade
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NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To WILLIAM  McGRU,   of Loomis,   Washinsr-
to%.U.S. 6
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, vou fail or refuse to contribute your portion of the expenditure required by section 24 qf\"'fche Mineral Act,
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia, 1897, iu respect of the St. Paul and
Union Jack mineral claims, situate on Similkameen river, Osoyoos mining division of Yale
district, British Columbia, together with all costs
of advertising your interest in said claim shall
become vested in your co-owners, L. J. Griffin of
Hedley and Jas. Bruce, free miner, who have
made the required expenditure. The amount
due by you, not including costs is $33.33 on each
claim.
Dated, 20th day of December, 1903.
TAS. BRUCE.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE'
To ANTONIO SCARPELLI and any person to
whom he may have transferred his interest in
the Victoria and Two Brothers mineral claims
situate at 16-Mile Creek in the Osoyoos mining
division of Yale district.
You.are hereby required to take notice that I
have expended for recording certificates of work
done on the above claims for the years ending
Tune 10,1901 and June 10, 1902, the sum of Ten
Dollars, being an expenditure aet.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 cents, together
with all cost of advertising. If you fail or refuse
to contribute such amount, including advertising, within ninety days from date of first publication of this notice in the SunukameeirStar,
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.
ALE of GOVERNMENT LAND
BY TENDER
l^OTICE is hereby given that under instruc-
1 ~ tions. sealed tenders endorsed "Tender for
Lot 2465, Osoyoos," will be received by the undersigned up to noon on
Wednesday, the 16th day or March,
next,
for the purchase of Lot 2465, Group I, Osoyoos
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 case the 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,1004.
S Only
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
R.P.RITHET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
STRAY MARE.
£AME TO MY PLACE over a year ago, one
jK 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.
HjTRAY HORSE.
£AME TO GRANITE CREEK, one gray horse
Jk branded half circle A on left shoulder
Owner is requested to prove property, pay
charges and take away within thirty days, otherwise will be sold to pay expenses.
W. H. HOLMES.
Granite Creek, Feb. 27,1904.
STRAY HORSES.  —
r*AME TO MY PLACE last April, two head of
^ horses—one sorrel chestnut, baldfaced horse
branded T on right hip—also one baldfaced, bay
horse branded P on left hip, PJ on left shoulder
and JS on right shoulder. If not claimed in
thirty days will be sold to pay expenses.
Olalla, Feb. 20, 1904. JOE MARCIL.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
OLLA PODRIDA.
The sum of $137,000 was paid out last
week at Fernie which was the earnings of
the coal miners.
Mike is a married man—a very much
married man. He has married no fewer
than four times, and all his wives are still
to the fore. According to Michael's own
account at the Dublin assizes, where he
was found guilty of bigamy, his experiences have not been altogether satisfactory. The judge, in passing sentence,
expressed his wonder that the prisoner
could be such a hardened villain as to
delude so many women. "Yer honor,"
said Mike apologetically, "I was only
thrying to get a good one, an' it's not
aisy ?"
A serious loss by fire occurred at Hope
last week when the house and barn of J.
Starratt were totally destroyed. The
origin of the fire is unknown.
Recent rich strikes in the Le Roi at
Rossland and the consequent leap upwards of its stock in London has had a
tonic effect upon mining generally
throughout the province.
An ill-paid minister went to his deacon
to solicit an increase of salary. "Salary,"
said the deacon, "I thought you worked
for souls?" "Soldo," replied the poor
man; but I cannot eat souls, and if I
could, it twould take a good many of your
size to make a dish !"
Jim—Is that dog of yours a pointer ?
Jam—No, he's a disappointer.
A joint meeting of the Nicola Aspen
Grove and Lower Nicola-Coutlee branches
of the Provincial Mining association was
held at Coutlee on April 5th. They are
in thrifty condition.
Mollie—Why didn't you scream when
he put his arms around you ? Mary—I
wanted to, but couldn't, and when I could
I didn't want to.
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. SKFY, Agent, Kam
loops, B.C.
Princeton Assessment District.
I^OTjl'CE is hereby given, in accordance with
^ the Statutes, that Provincial revenue tax
and assessed taxes and income tax, assessed and
levied under the "Assessment Act" and amendments, are due and payable on the 1st day of
April, 1904. All taxes collectible for the Princeton Assessment District are due and payable at
my office, situate at the Court House, Princeton.
This 'notice, in terms of law, is equivalent to a
personal demand by me upon all persons liable
for taxes.
Dated at Princeton, March 19, 1904.
HUGH HUNTER,
Assessor and Collector,
Princeton Assessment District,
Princeton Post Office.
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RINCETON   BOARD    OF    TRADE—Rooms
centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
C. E. Thomas, E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT   &    GILMAN,
ASSAYEKS
THE  VANCOUVER ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty*
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
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 T,. 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.
NOTICE.
Magnetic mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where
located : On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Hannibal L. Jones, free miner's certificate No. B63374, and Arthur B. Clabon, free
miner's certificate No. B75545, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above
claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 12th day of Februaiy, 1904.
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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.
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.
Homestake mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Sydney M. Johnson free miner's certificate No. B41751 and Herbert R. Davidson,
free, miner's certificate No. 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.
-ind further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this nth day of February, 1904.
NOTICE.
Copperauia mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Thomas Henderson, free miner's certi
ficate No. B71943, Arthur B. Clabon, free miner's certificate, No. B75545, Edward Brown, free
miner's certificate, No. B75318, and Smith Curtis,
free miner's certificate No. B75317, intend 60 days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of Febr'jiry, 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, B75318, and Smith Curtis, free miner's
certificate, No. B75317, intend, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a certificate of improvements for the purpose
of obtaining a crown grant of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of February, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
HTHIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
*    the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
Commeneing at a post marked A. Hickling's
N.W. corner, placed on left bank of Similkameen
river, about \% miles south of Princeton,
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains east,
80 chains north, 80 chains west, to point of com1
mencement, containing 640 acres.
A. Hicklino, Locator,
E. Waterman, Agent.
Dated March 9,1904.
NOTICE.
TAKE NOTICE that sixty days after date I
intend to apply to the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase iorty 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
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THE TRIP OF THE TRAPPER
AND THE TENDERFOOT
200 MILES TO SEE THE SUNSET
Pilgrimage to the Copper Shrine Lies
Through Beautiful Valley—The
Discursive and Loquacious Brown
Sees Mineral Everywhere.
By Stanley Mayall.
[All Rights Unreserved.]
[Continued from Last Week.]
"Do you," I asked,  "consider the proprietor   of   this   hotel   a   real friend of
yours?"
"Yes."
"Well then, why in the name of charity
didn't he give us an introduction to that
\     girl last night?"
J  \ ■     Brown scratched his head and never
said   another   word   until we were two
miles out on the road, then he exclaimed
^1       with some bitterness :   "I  won't stay  at
f\,     that hotel again ; he had  no business to
treat me like an outsider."    Just then,
raising my hand to my pocket I remarked
with all due humility that I would consider it a favor if Mr. Brown would ride
.   on slowly while I went back for my for-
/f\ gotten tooth brush.    He was about to con-
I    sign my tooth brush, and me too, to the
everlasting smelter   works  when he remembered  my wealthy  relatives in the
old country and  said : "Certainly, Mr.
May-yell,  certainly."     I   overtook  him
^aboutanhour later.    "Did you get it?"
,   he asked.    "No, she'd gone out fishing,"
^C  I sorrowfully replied.
Just then we met a jolly looking man
accompanied by three halfbreeds, driving a mob of cattle. Mr. Brown introduced me__a.s__Mr. Manhold  and said he
was proud to make me acquainted with
MXt_Carlton,  who was a shareholder in
th£_^ Sunset  an"tT   would\   consequently,
some day be-a millionaire like myself.   I
bowed out of respect to both statements.
Mr.  Carlton  asked   what was the latest
news from   the  cities,  and I told him
l^about that girl at  Midway—inside of fifteen seconds his cattle were travelling at
a  pace   they never knew  before in all
their     fat-laden,      beef-destined     lives.
Which caused   Brown  to remark that he
did not believe in overdriving animals to
suit selfish  ends  but  that we were wasting time  arid must hurry, and he'hit his
cayuse a smack with a new hazel stick
that nearly  knocked  it off its feet.    I
must do him the justice of remarking
that I believe he intended that cut for
the   proprietor   of   the   hotel   at   Midway.
I wish that I could describe the loveliness of the Kettle river valley up which
we were then passingTl remarked on
the surpassing attractiveness of the
scenery, and Brown said that he quite
agreed with me—the bottom lands would
grow three tons of hay to the acre, and
heaven only knew what mineral the hills
might hold; he detected iron everywhere ! "Yes," I answered, "but does
not the beauty of the place itself interest you?" And seeing that I was evidently determined on overlooking in
favor of less worthy objects the utilitarian advantages of the district he commenced a lengthy dissertation on the
flora and fauna of the locality, which at
present only appeals to me in the form of
a hazy dream of serpents, skunk cabbage,
-j butterflies, chipmunks, and grizzly bears.
I should have thought very little of
Brown if he had not thrown the grizzly
bears in. However, his intentions were
very °"ood. I had reasons of my own for
doubting the accuracy of some of his remarks and when we came to a flock of
birds which I had known for some time
[Continued on page 5.]
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To GEORGE H. SPROULF 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 Plat in the
, Yale mining district in the province of British
Columbia.
You are hereby notified that I have expended $214.00 in labour and improvements upon the
above mentioned mineral claim under the provisions of the Mineral Act, and if within
ninety days from the date of this notice
you fail or refuse to contribute your proportions of the above mentioned sum, being"$io7.oo,
which is now due and payable, together with
all costs of advertising, your interest in said
claim will become the property of the undersigned, under Section 4 of the Mineral Act
Amendment Act, iqoo.
Dated this 21st day of November, 1903.
M. McGONIGLE, Fairview.
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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 th* Little Pittsburgh, Whale, Bullon Beck and Florence
mineral claims, situate on Twenty-Mile creek, in
the Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District, British Columbia, together with all costs of
advertising, your interest in said claim shall become vested in your co-owner, Thomas Brad-
shaw, of Twenty-Mile Creek, Free Miner, who
has made the required expenditure.
The amount due by you in respect of each of
the said mineral claims, not including  costs, is
$25.62^.
Dated this 21st day of November, 1903. .
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
TRAPPER AND TENDERFOOT.
[Continued from page 4.]
as "camp-robbers,"  I asked Brown what
they were.    He said "magpies."   I said
guess again.    He said  "snow-birds."   I
suggested that he try once more and he
said ostriches and then humming birds
and after  he'd had a shot at owls and
eagles he gayejjujp_an^_remarjied that
they "were no good anyway," and that
was all he cared about them, but he told
me that he had seen a wonderful thing
once, some years before: "I was crossing Arrow lake at the time in an Indian
canoe, he said, "right over my head there
floated a  large  gossamer kite, at least
three feet wide and eight feet long with
a streaming five-yard tail attached and
perched on the kite was a thundering big
spider."   I said that I supposed there was
another spider holding the kite by a gossamer cord on the shore.   "Not on your
life," he said, "if there had been I would
not have troubled to mention the incident.   This spider I saw was no vain theorist or mere plagiarist, he was the inventor of a new scientific means of travel, he
had learnt   how  to do away with kite-
strings.   When he wished the kite to rise
he kept to the lower end of it, and when
he wanted it to descend he ran to the top
and canted the head down.   He was evidently crossing the lake at the time and
was a past master in the art of equipoise
—'I expect,' he added, 'that he had left
his tooth brush on the other side."
We were then crossingAnarchist mountain and running directly on orparallel
with the international boundary line and
just north of the Colyille Indian reserva-
tion, which__h^d_the__dayriefore been
thrown open for settlers, to the intense
joy or sorrow, as the case might be, of
numerous adventurers who had rushed in
with the idea of finding homes or making a quick deal on the strength of a
'selection.'
Just north  of the line was a Canadian
flag floating peacefully   over a group of
buildings.    Brown said that it was a custom house and that it was operated by a
farmer whose   land  was very good and
would yield three tons of hay to the acre.
He said also that the farmer was a staunch
British patriot and that at the time of the
Venezuelan trouble he had gone around
to every storekeeper within 50 miles on
the  United  States side of the line and
bought up every cartridge he could lay
his hands   on, intimating that if there J
were to be any dead people lying about j
his place   he  had   quite   decided they
should be American subjects.
Coming down the hill my horse turned
a somersault and Brown turned pale with
anxiety as he considered the risk my relatives ran of not hearing anything about
the Sunset. But I had been there before
—off a horse, I mean.
We stayed that night at Osoyoos lake
and   Brown   went  out_Jo__li^isit a sick
friegd," which perhaps explains why he
did not wake me until six next morning
At fereakfast we heard details of the lives
of every one in the locality.    A good
many of them__were mad.jtseems,.   One
was smart enough to find it out himself
and packed up all his goods and chattels
and set out for New Westminster unaided
and  unadvised.     Another,  an educated
Englishman, got married and all the furniture he had to bring his wife home to
consisted of six chairs, two spittoons and
a bag of shavings; but he borrowed a
frying pan from next door and swapped
off three chairs for "a beastly fine dog"
and is now editing a newspaper on the
coast and living happily everafterwards.
"And," said Brown, in tones of withering  sarcasm, "that impertinent person
once had the audacity to call me crazy."
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