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The   Similkameen   and   Nicola   Districts   Contain Unequalled "Wealth-Producing Mineral  Resources Which Have Been Retarded in Their
Development by Rival Railway Interests and Supine Governments, But the Dawn Which Follows the Darkest Hour is at Hand.
Vol. iv.   No. 48.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, MARCH J2, 1904.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
THE BOARD OF TRADE
LETTERS OF INQUIRY
Fire Protection and Appoint=
ment of Fire Wardens in
Town—Mineral Ex=
hibit Proposed.
At the board of trade meeting on
Thursday evening there were present
Messrs. Willerson, French, Lyall, Stevenson, Ross, Thomas, Cowan, Jackson,
Groves and Wright. In the absence of
Secretary Waterman, J. M. Wright was
appointed pro tem.
Communications were received from
Hamilton' and Pembroke, Ont., parties
requesting information as to investments,
maps, &c, and from L- W. Shatford, M.
L.A., through president, explanatory of
question previously referred to him,which
was deemed satisfactory by the board,details of which are. reserved from publication for the present.
The attention of the board was directed
to the inadequacy of proper fire protection upon which a general discussion
ensued. The consensus of opinion was
in favor of procuring hooks, ladders and
buckets for present service, to be followed
later on by a small hand engine if the
citizens deem it well. The appointment
of fire wardens was brought up and the
statutory meeting for their selection was
left to the government agent, whose duty
it is to convene. The duties of the wardens will consist mainly of enforcing the
legal requirements of fire protection to
life and property.
A resolution embodying certain changes
in the route of the proposed telephone
line so as to include Fairview and the
Junction house, near Okanagan Falls,
thence to Penticton, was carried and the
secretary instructed to forward to Ottawa
for W. A. Galliher, M.P., to present to the
government.
Notice of motion to form a bureau of
information was introduced and read a
first time.
The question of sending mineral ex
hibits to the St. Louis Exposition was
debated, the members resolving themselves into a committee of the whole and
individually to do something for the purpose of thus making known the mineral
wealth of the Similkameen.
On motion Charles Willerson was appointed to provide a letter for the board
two week's hence. The board adjourned
sine die.
RAILWAYS PROSPER
LARGE PROFITS
Large Net Increase in Returns
Also Greater Mileage  of
Road—Electric Rail=
ways Increase.
By a report just issued from the Dominion government the gross earnings of
Canadian steam railways for the fiscal
year ending June 30 were $96,064,527, an
increase of $12,398,024 over the year previous. The net earnings totalled $28,-
583,003, or $2,260,092 more. There were
22,148,742 paseengers carried by steam
railways or 1,468,768 more than in the
previous year. There were 47,373,417
tons of freight carried, being a gain of
4,996,890 tons. The total mileage on
July 1 was 19,077, of which 18,714 were
in operation. There were 209 miles built
during the year.
Gross .earnings of electric railways
amounted to. $7,223,677, again of $737,-
239 over the year previous. The net
earnings aggregated $2,760,819, as compared with $2,683,583. The passengers
carried by electric railways totalled
155,662,812, a gain of 17,981,410. There
were 371,286 tons of freight carried, an
increase of 105,104. The mileage on July
1 last was 729, showing that 201 miles
were constructed during the year.
OUTPUT OF THE MINE
CANADA'S fllNERALS
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The president of the Vancouver board
of trade in his annual report says : "In
the Similkameen and Nicola sections not
a great deal of progress has been made,
these sections being badly handicapped
by lack of railway communication. It is
to be regretted that another year is to go
by without anything being done to assist
those engaged in exploiting these rich
districts."
Robins have again come from their
southerly homes to charm and cheer
with chirp and warble after an absence
of about four months.
The A. E. Howse Co. are fitting up
the Harris block for business and new
goods are now on the way to replace those
destroyed by fire.
The Dominion house of commons
opened on Thursday, 10th inst. The life
of this parliament does not expire until
next year and it is not imprQp'able that
still another session may be held.
George Aldous, in offering heartfelt
thanks to all who assisted in the saving
of his property from the Tuiameen fire,
states that everything possible was done
to stop the flames and everybody worked
up to their limits.
John Charles Mcintosh, of Victoria,
formerly of Princeton, was recently married to Miss Eva Bond Thoburn, niece of
Senator Templeman.
The total insurance on property destroyed in last week's fire was $6,000.
This is much less insurance than was at
first estimated and makes the loss of the
sufferers all the more keen. Until the
underwriter affirms the loss the exact
amount cannot be known. It seems that
the high rate of insurance has prevented
persons from insuring anything like
value.
Source of Great Wealth to the
Country—Granby Smelter
Will Again Increase
Its Capacity.
Members of the Canadian Mining Institution in session in Toronto were presented with an advance copy of the summary of the mineral output for Canada
last year, prepared by E. D. Ingall of the
geological survey. The total metallic
prodnction is placed at $33,707,403;
structural material and clay products
$8,017,045; all other non-metallic, $21,-
202.062 ; estimated value of products not
returned, $300,000 ; grand total for 1903,
$63,226,510.
A paper on Rossland ore by E. B.
Kirby, manager of the War Eagle and
Centre Star mines, shows that the production of that district up to January, 1904,
was 1,620,540 tons, worth $26,000,000.
It is reported that the Hendryx process
of treating ores in Republic camp is a
decided success.
The Granby smelter at Grand Forks
will shortly increase its plant capaora
from 2,100 tons to 4,800 tons daily, which
means the steady employment of between
three and four hundred more men.
The mineral productions of the province of British Columbia for the year
1903 are valued at $19,200,000, of which
amount the Boundary, including Kootenay, produced $11,932,000.
The lead mines of British Columbia
up to the end of January earned $95,000
of bounty money. There are 88 properties on the list, the largest claimant for
the bounty being the Highland, of Ains-
worth, which will get $18,000 for its
share, followed by the North Star, Rambler-Cariboo, Payne, Slocan Star and the
Ruth.
Five hundred pounds of ore have been
forwarded from Kamloops to Ottawa to
form a Kamloops exhibit at the St. Louis
exhibition which opens in May next.
[What is the Similkameen district doing
in the matter of an ore exhibit ?]
Rossland's ore tonnage for last week
totalled 9,466 tons.
The Camborne Miner says: "We do
not think there is a town of our size and
age in B.C. that can boast of a monthly
pay roll of over $8,000 and has as much
work in progress in its immediate vicinity
as Camborne. In addition to miners
employed there are a lot of lumbermen
employed."
Pitchblende, in which radium is found,
is of a grayish, brownish or velvet-black
color and occurs in veins with ores of
lead and silver. The present market
value of radium is $8,000,000 per pound.
LOCAL PARAGRAPHS
COAST-KOOTENAY
Hamilton Man Desires to Invest in Copper   Proposi=
tion—Ashnola Brew=
ery Collapsed.
Gordon Murdoch expects to remove to
his ranch this spring thus enabling him
to apply more attention to farming. He
has made about $800 worth of improvements on his farm besides making a road
at his own expense which cost $250.
A. D. Ross of Granite Creek has been
in town and vicinity for the past ten
days spending some leisure hours with
his many tillicums.
McLean Bros, have completed the survey of their Coast-Kootenay rpad between Vancouver and Westminster, and
between Westminster and Chjjliwack.
They are confident of a bonus from the
Dominion government at the next session. They also believe that the provincial government will stand "by them and
they in return express a determination to
stay with it.
Geo.  Wardle of Hedley was in town
Wednesday looking over the ruins of the
recent disastrous fire and otherwise keep-   j.1
ing in touch with his old, familiar stamping ground.
Driver McLean of the Welby line reports all kinds of roads between here and
Penticton, there being a foot of snow
the first 20 miles, followed by mnd and
dust alternately the remaining 50 miles.
A correspondent writing from Hamilton, Ont., says : "Myself with a number
of others are much interested in the
Similkameen's future. Could you inform me if there are any Sunset shares
for sale, or any other good copper mine
shares and where to apply for information. Also, are there any maps of the
Similkameen valley, if so, how would it
be possible to get one ?"
Luke Gibson left Wednesday morning
with a hoisting engine and boiler sold to
J. E. Bate by the A. E. Howse Co., L'd,
which he will use at his mine* at Aspen
Grove.
The roof of the Ashnola brewery has
caved in owing to the great weight of
snow which had accumulated during the
winter. Luckily no employees were in
the building at the time of the collapse,
indeed, as this brewery doesn't brew it
has no need of employees. But Ashnola
will yet loom up with all the industries
that usually make towns and cities, be- -**
cause the mineral is in proximity and
agriculture is capable of great expansion
as the well-tilled farm of Angus Lamont
would seem to demonstrate.
Tenders are invited for the delivery of
telephone poles along the route of the
proposed telephone line between Penticton and Vernon.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
March 12, 1904
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager.
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NOTES AND COMMENTS.
The second annual convention of
the Provincial Mining Association
has gone on record as being most
successful and interesting in every
respect. No extraneous matters
were introduced to mar the object
of convening; not a jarring note
was sounded nor friction felt
throughout. Politics and social
questions were strictly tabooed, not*
withstanding the predictions of
some morbid minds that the Association would develop into a political machine or become the tool of
capitalists. If labor has not been
as strongly represented numerically
as it should have been it is labor's
own fault. The Association may
now be said to have crossed the
Rubicon of its existence and to be
fairly %et out on the crusade that
gave it bijgh. It is manned and
equipped for offensive and defensive
work and cannot fail to prove a
power "behind the throne" on all
mining matters requiring legislative
treatment. Freed from all taint of
political animus the deliberations of
* s«cn an influential body of men
must be profitable to all and no man
can afford to withhold his support
of either membership or contribution. Princeton, by reason of its
importance as a mining centre, must
have a representative on the executive as well as have delegates to the
general meeting, and no doubt
would have done so ere this but for
the overtowering interest in railway '
construction into the Similkameen.
A smelter at Hedley would be a
great convenience as well as a decided benefit to the country at large,
but the question of procuring a site
seems to be a bone of contention
that threatens to drive the smelter
into the ever outstretched arms of
Uncle Sam. It seems strange that
a question of such vital importance
to the country should be capable of
a narrow and selfish interpretation
I so as to cripple, hamper or endanger
^ the mining industry in the Similkameen. One would think the proper authorities would be able to
decide off-hand who were entitled
to the reserve and smelter site and
at once proceed to allocate it. But
the interminable maze of political
pull and   influence   is allowed to
overshadow the general good for
the sake of a few flies on the wheels
of progress. If there be competitive and well sustained claims to the
same property the matter of adjudication is open to many methods of
settlement. It is now up to the
government to terminate the trouble
or be held guilty of neglect.
The fire which occasioned the loss
of a large amount of property last
week in this town affords some precautionary hints that may well be
taken advantage of. As everyone
knows the natural enemy of fire is
water, without which no fire can
be controlled or confined while there
is fuel for it to feed upon. Fire in
its incipient stages may be held at
bay or even extinguished by chemical agencies, but water is so much
cheaper, convenient and less destructive of goods that its superi?
ority is most obvious. Water in
abundance and convenient withal
in towns like Princeton can only De
obtained from deep wells. It is
well, therefore, that an unfailing
supply of water should be the first
consideration, followed by the installation of powerful pumps and
hose sufficient to reach to any part
of adjacent buildings. Fixed ladders on the roofs and sides of buildings with a platform on the apex of
tbem for water barrels and foothold
are necessary. Until Princeton is
large enough to afford a paid fire
brigade the best substitute would
be a volunteer brigade with small
hand engine and hook and ladders.
With these fire fighting appliances
the rates of insurance would be
lessened and personal losses diminished. Last week's fire is a serious loss to the owners of both properties destroyed and a notable loss
to the town of Princeton.
The Nickle Plate people at Hedley have transferred their banking
account from Vernon to Seattle to
obviate j the payment of a tax on
bank deposits. There is no law to
prevent others from doing likewise
and Uncle Sam is sure to welcome
all hard cash customers from B.C.
The government talks about an "all
Canadian" railway route in the
exuberance of its patriotism, and
straightway imposes a tax that
drives money out of the country.
Notice in the B.C. Gazette of the
25th Feb. to the effect that all overdue payments in respect of preemptions must be paid by the 15th
day of April next or the records
and agreements concerning such
lands will be cancelled. This is a
most drastic procedure but it shows
the extremity of a resourceless government. In any case, at least
a half year's notice should be given.
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 iith 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.
.And 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, 1004.
NOTICE.
Copperania 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. 871943, Arthur B. Clabon, free miner's certificate, No. 375545-, 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 oi 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.
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, 875318, and Smith CurtiSj free miner's
certificate, No. 875317, 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.
In the Supreme Court
of British Columbia.
In the matter of Charles Johnson,
deceased, and in the matter of the
" Intestate Estates Act."
i Pursuant to an order made herein, tenders,
addressed to the Administrator in care of the
undersigned, will be received up to the
SEVENTEENTH DAY OF MARCH, 1904, .
for the purchase of the pre-emption claim of the
above named deceased, situate in the Nicola
division of Yale district, and described as being
situated on the north side of the Tuiameen river,
about four miles west of Princeton, B.C. and
formerly occupied by Charles Johnson.
Tenders shall state (1) the amount offered for
the preemption before Crown grant, (2) the
amount offered for the same after Crown grant.
It is required that the party or parties
whose tender may be accepted shall execute an .agreement for the purchase of the
lands and shall upon the execution thereof
pay to the administrator thirty per cent of the
purchase moneys or as the Court mavfiiirect.
The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Further particulars may be obtained
upon application to the undersigned.
Dated the 18th of January, 1Q04.
I,.  P.   ECKSTEIN,    Morrison    block,    Grand
Forks, B.C., Solicitor for Charles B. Peterson,
the Administrator, Grand Forks, B.C.
NOIEICE.
In the matter of the Estate of Charles
Johnson, deceased, late of Tuiameen
river, near Princeton, Farmer.
PRINCETON   BOARD    OF   TRADE—Rooms
centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
C. E. Thomas, E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
Notice is hereby given that all persons having
claims against the estate of the said Charles
Johnson, who died on or about the 15th day of
January, 1903, are required on or before the
TENTH DAY OF MARCH, 1904,
to send to the undersigned Administrator or his
solicitor, full    particulars   of their respective
claims.
And further take notice that after such date the
administrator will proceed to distribute the
assets among the parties entitled thereto, having-
regard only to the claims of which he shall then
have notice and that the said Administrator will
not be liable to any person of whj§*3§|lafnis;
notice shall not have been received at the time
of distribution.
Dated the 18th of January, 1904.
CHARLES B. PETERSON
Administrator. I
Grand Forks, BiC.
If. P. Eckstein, Grand Forks, B. C, solicitor-for,
said Administrator.
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 I,. 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 X,. Jones, free miner's certificate No. B63374, and Arthur B. Clabon, free
miner's certificate No. B75M5i intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder foraTcertiflcate 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, 1904.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To ANTONIO SCARPEWJ 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
1   division of Yale district.
'. You are hereby required to take notic e that I
have expended for recording certificates of work
done on the above claims for the years ending
Tune 10, 1901 and June 10, igoijfithe sum of Ten
Dollars, being an expenditure necessary to enable me to hold said claims and you are herety
required to contribute vour 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 Similkameen Star,
your interest will become vtsted in me, your co-
owner, under the provisions of the Mineral Act
and Amending Acts.
Dated this 12th day of December, 1903.
FRANCESCO FERA.
SALE of GOVERNMENT LAND
BY TENBJR.
NOTICE is hereby given that under instruc-
A^ tions. sealed tenders endorsed "Tender for
Lot 2465, Osoyoos," will be received by the undersigned up to noon on
Wednesday, the 16th day of March,
next,
for the purchase of Lot 2465, Group I, Osoyoos
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.
STRAY MARH
CAME TO MY PLACE over a year ago, one
sorrel mare, branded .IX on left shoulder.
Owner is requested to prove property, pay
charges and take away within thirty days, otherwise will be sold to pay expenses.
AUG. CARLSON.
Princeton, Feb. 27,1904.
STRAY HORSE.
CAME TO GRANITE CREEK, one gray horse
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.
^TRAY HORSES.
CAME 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 higi PJ on left shoulder
and >S on right shoulder. If not claimed in
thirty days will be sold to pay" expenses.
Olalla, Feb. 20, 1004. JOE MARCIL.
F. W. GROVES,
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON.    -   -    B. C.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Liberals in Council.
The second annual meeting of the Interior District Liberal Council will be
held in Rossland on Wednesday, March
23rd, 1904, commencing at 10 o'clock
a.m. Bach Liberal association is entitled to send three delegates. In case any
association shall be represented by only
two delegates, it may give one proxy in
writing to one of these delegates, but no
proxies shall be allowed unless two elected delegates are present.
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Ra Ha ROGERS
M.A., B.C.L.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
OLALLA P.O.
Simikameen, B.C.
Miss Fitz-Jones (to Smithers, who has
claimed first dance)—You're quite an
early bird, Mr. Smithers! Smithers
(making an attempt at something gallant)
—Ah, yes, by jove, and I've caught the
worm, too!
"I notice that the young widow Pretty-
man doesn't have her widow's weeds so
much in evidence now." "No, she's
clearing those weeds away. I believe she
sees signs of a second crop of orange
blossoms."
A Scotch minister was one day talking
to one of his flock, who ventured the
opinion that ministers ought to be better
paid. "I am glad to hear you say that,"
said the minister. "'I am pleased that
you think so much of the clergy. And
so you think we should have bigger stipends?" "Aye," said the old man. "Ye
see, we'd get a better class 'o men."
Mrs. Stone—What is the difference between an investment and a speculation,
dear ? Mr. Stone—If you lose it's a speculation.
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A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,200,000. Reserve and surplus profits, $2,000,000. Interest allowed
on Savings bank deposits of one dollar and
upwards from date of deposit to date of
withdrawal. A. H. SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B.C.
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THANKS.
SINCERE THANKS are extended to all those
who so earnestly labored to save the property of
the A. E. Howse Co., I/d, from fire, and but for
whose efforts the loss would have been very
much greater.
Yours gratefully,
The A. E. HOWSE CO., Vd,
per W. C. I,yam,.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands :—
'' Commencing at a post marked A. 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 commencement, containing 640 acres.
A. Hickling, Locator,
E. Waterman, Agent.
Dated March 9,1904.
I PIERCY&Co.,
WHOLESALE
DRY GOODS
-§>     VICTORIA, B. C.
MANUFACTURERS OF
Clothing, Top Shirts and
Underwear.
Wood,
Vallance &
leggat,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
tierwiH-Wiliiams'
Paints
JASa CLARK
WATCHMAKER
and JEWELLER
ALL   WORK WARRANTED
Hedley and Princeton
Court of Revision and
Appeal=North Yale.
NOTICE is hereby given that Courts of Revision and Appeal for North Yale under the
"Assessment Act, 1903," will be held at
The COURT  HOUSE, KAMLOOPS, B.C.. on
Tuesday, March 22,1904, at 11 a.m.
The COURTHOUSE, NICOLA LAKE, B.C., on
Monday, March 28,1904, at 11 a.m.
The COURT HOUSE,  PRINCETON, B.C., on
Wednesday, March 30,1904, at 2 p.m.
Dated at Kamloops, B.C., this 16th day of Feb
ruary, 1904,
ALEC, D. MACINTYRE,
Judge of said Court.
A Strong
Combination.
Manitoba Hard Wheat
and the Lake of the
Woods   Milling:  Co'y,
Combine to produce the finest grade
of flour on the market.
Try Best Patent Brand.
JAS. J. LOUTIT,   Agent,
Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
MURALO'S 1st quality
Flfnifp/f     Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
VANCOUVER, B. C.       W    ' 'M
SO   YEARS'
EXPERIENCE
Hedley City Stored
A Complete New Stock of General flerchan-
dise always on hand,
CONSISTING OF A FULL LINE OF
Groceries, Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes; also
Builder's Supplies, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Wall
Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill Steel,
Harness and Saddlery.
Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
J. A. SCHUBERT.
NICOLA
Trade Marks
Designs
Copyrights Ac.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
invention is probably patentable. Communications strictly confldential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
tpeciol notice, without charge, in the
Scientific American.
A handsomely illustrated weekly. Largest circulation of any scientific journal. Terms, $3 a
year; four months, $h Sold by all newsdealers.
MUNN 4 Co.36IBroad**' New York
Branch Office, 625 F St, Washington. D. C.
is situated at the
foot of Nicola Lake,
which is one of the most beautiful lakes in the
Province, and from which flows the Nicola
River, which is noted for its excellent trout
fishing. NICOLA is also the key to the [great
Similkameen, Granite Creek, and Aspen Grove
Mining Camps, and is the nearest point to
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
March 12, 1904
LIBERALS ABE ECONOMICAL.
#<$$    Postal Surplus Under Management of
Sir William Mulock.
The annual report of the postmaster-
general for the period ending June 30
last, was issued the other day.. I The net
revenue of the 'post-office department
from all sources, excluding the Yukon
and Atlin districts, shows an excess over
the previous yean of $478,001 and the
total gross revenue exceeded that of 1902
by $523,349. There was an increase in
the expenditure during the year of $87,-
842.
The total revenue of the department
was $4,366,127, leaving a surplus of
$395,268. If the expenditure of the
Yukon and Atlin districts is included,
there will still be a surplus of $231,728.
This exceeds all past records.
■ There were only two years in the history of the department when a surplus
was shown. In 1902 there was a small
surplus of 5,109 and last year the surplus
was about half a million dollars;*- When
Sir William Mulock took charge of the
department in 1896 there was a deficit of
$781,152. This was .reduced to $47,000
in 1898. The loss of revenue in 1899 and
subsequent years was caused by the reduction in the Imperial ietter rate from
five to two cents, and the reduction in
the domestic letter rate, and from. Canada to the United States. In 1902 the
revenue had grown until it, was lafger
than in 1897.
The inumber, of letters posted in Canada
during the year was 235,791,000 ; increase.
of; 22^63,000 over the' previous year.
There were 26,646,000 postcards, 5,470,000
registered letters, and 8,"i52,ooo free letters posted during the past year.
In Ontario there were: n6,46o,ooo ;' in
Quebec, 50,820,000; in Nova Scotia,
16,820,000; hi '-New/ Brunswick, nj?i&',-
000; in Prince: Edward Island, 2,240,19®;
in British Columbia, 4,551,000, and in
Manitoba and the Territorie®23,690,ooo
letters mailed', during.*, the year, making
in all 235f79^)Oo. **™    \ "™
The stamp issue of the year shows a
large increase. It amounted to $5,305,-
. 452, an increase of $643,098 oyer. 1.902.
In postal note's there yra§?an increase'of
$343,624 in the amount of money transmitted. There was an increase- in-Ml'
..4 other branches and the savings bank
business steadily increased.
"MADE IN CANADA.
Exhibition of Canadian Made Goods
'Jm,-- i at Victoria in May.
The Kings' Daughters of Victoria.B.C,
are making elaborate preparations to hold
a J'Made in Canad^'^vSxhibit|bp in that-
city iQ the month of May next. The
exhibition will be conducted on similar
lines to that managed by the Hamilton
chapter of Imperial :Order Daughters bf
thjjfcEmpjijjs, and held in their citylast
September.- -The Victoria chapter writes,
stating that the Canadian west suffers
from the slaughter of cheap and trashy
United States goods in that market, and
that the Canadian manufacturers are hot
known as they ought to be in that part,
of our own country. An endeavor will
be made to present to the people of the
west a valuable object lesson in the resources and industrial development of
Canada, and to increase the growth of a
strong national sentiment in this mining
province. No doubt many of the manufacturers ; of .Canada will take advantage
of this opportunity, and we wish the
chapter efyfery ^success in its endeavors.
TUCKEm
Largest Sale in Canada
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probably -wake Up and find it wasn't so."
WE  ARE, EXCLUSIVELY
SHOEMAkE'RS..:,.!,*^
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Style, Comfort and Durability
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Newly Fitted
 No Chinese Employed	
BEST BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID'TO TRAVELLERSjgf
HUS1QN & McLEAN, Proprietors
DRIARD HOTEL
NICOLA LAKE
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The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
.       Everything First. Class'.
No pains spared to please the public. I '**
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors artd Cigars. ^        "-'"r;
/ TELEPHONE- BATH. ;■
Headquarters for.Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.-
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For    Connoisseurs
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
R.P.RITflET&CO.,Ii.
a VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
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March 12, 1904.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
BOUNDARY MINING.
Shows Vast Possibilities and Resources of the Country.
The mining industry of the Boundary
has long since passed the experimental
period of its existence and affords a most
convincing illustration of what may be
accomplished with low grade ores when
well directed capital and persevering
energy go. hand in hand. What may
one expect of the Similkameen with ores
that far outclass those of the Boundary
when the same facilities of treatment are
afforded? Then the Similkameen is,
geographically, more favorably situated
for shipping its coal, iron, copper and
lead, being a hundred miles nearer seaboard than the Boundary. The following from the Vancouver World will be
interesting to all who have watched the
progress of mining in the last few years
in the Boundary:
The several mines contributing to the
shipping list sent out the following
amounts of ore respectively a fortnight
ago : Granby mines to Granby smelter,
12,600 tons ; Mother Lode to Greenwood
smelter, 3,870 tons ; Emma mine to Granby smelter, 99 tons; Oro Denoro, to
Granby smelter, 891 ; Senator to Granby
smelref, 264 tons; Athelstan Jackpot, to
Granby smelter, 132 tons ; total tonnage
for the week, 17,856 tons ; total for the
year, 135,437 tons. The Granby smelter
treated 13,762 tons of ore, making a total
of 104,657 tons for the year to date.
There are upwards of 1200 men employed in the mines and smelters of the
Boundary, including those directly employed in ore carrying from the mine to
the smelters. The amount distributed
in money in the Boundary each month
for wages of these men is estimated to be
upwards of $130,000, or nearly $1,600,-
annually. Inasmuch as a number of properties are not now working that are expected to be operated this spring it is safe
to say that in a short time wages will be
distributed at the rate of $2,000,000 annually. Following are the figures on
which the above estimate is based : Granby mines, 375 men, $37,500 monthly
wages ; Athelstan, 25 men, $2,500 ; Mother Lode, 100 men, $10,000; Emma, 35
men, $3,500; Oro Denoro, 30 men, $3,000;
Providence, 35 men, $3,500; Elkhorn,
14 men, $1,400 ; Senator, 14 men, $1,400;
Miscellaneous smaller properties, 50 men,
$5,000; Granby smelter, 225 men, $22,-
500; Mother Lode smelter, 150 men,
$15,000; train crews, 150 men, $25,000
—total, 1,203 men, $130,000.
The number of men employed at the
mines varies to some extent continually,
and sometimes more than the number
here given are employed at the different
mines and smelters. All miners in the
Boundary receive $3.50 per day of eight
hours underground or 10 hours above
ground, while muckers receive $3 for the
corresponding time. The railway train
crews work long hours and receive extra
for all overtime, making the checks of
some of them run up into comfortable
figures.
"Will you forgive me ?" The young
and beautiful girl buried her face in her
hands. "Alas!" she muttered, "when I
told you last night that I loved you, and
when I allowed you to press your attentions upon me, I fear that I was not conscientious enough. The truth is that the
beauty of the night, and the influence of
the full moon—all the surroundings—had
such a sentimental influence upon me as
to make me lose myself. Will you forgive me? The man she addressed, overcome by the sad truth, was for a time too
much moved to answer. But, stifling his
emotion, at last, by a supreme effort, he
murmured, "And is there no hope? Can
nothing be done?" "Nothing," she
sobbed. "Nothing—except to wait for
another night like that."
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March 12, 1904
RESENT PRICES OF
LOTS
From $2.00 to $10/
Per Front Foot.^^
Size of Lots 50x 1 00
Ft. and 33xJ00 Ft.
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
BaL 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
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,EAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tuiameen Rivers.   The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following  Mining Camps:—   Copper Mountain
Kennedy   Mountain,   Fridays  Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
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FINE CLIMATE
and pure WATER
ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM
Send for Map and Price List to &&.&.&&
ERNEST  WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION  FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.
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