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Enormous Mineral Resources, Affording: Rare Opportunities for Investment—A Railroad Will be Begun this Year and Prices Must Advance-
Excellent Smelter Sites With Abundant Water Power—Coal, Agricultural and Timber Lands—Placer and Ore Gold, Copper and Iron.
Vol. iv.   No. 45.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20, J 904.
$2 a Year, in Advance*
AN INQUIRING LETTER.
Similkameen  Attracts Keen Attention Near and Far.
The following is a sample of many letters received at the Star office inquiring
about the resources of the Similkameen.
The best advice one can tender to per
sons seeking information about this
district is to become subscribers of. this
great moral weekly and thus be in the
"swim" when the cloud of railway depression floats away. The Princeton
board of trade might well create a bureau
of information for disseminating literature showing the great and varied resources of the Similkameen:
" I am still harping on the land question and would like to know something
about the* Similkameen country ; especially about the Princeton district, also
further down, say about Hedley and on
to Keremeos. Kindly state chances for
getting land of good quality either by
pre-emption or purchase and average
price for minimum of improvements
(say fence and shack) per acre. Also is
there any local market for eggs, truck,
pigs, &c, also how many months in year
are free from frost ? Is anybody growing tender vegetables, tomatoes, squash,
and are there any marriageable young
women there ? Do cucumbers grow successfully? Is irrigation necessary and
average amount of rainfall ? What is
lowest drop of thermometer, social qual
ities of people, depth of snow. I suppose you have "cranks" up there same
as we have down here—(yes, they.grow
most anywhere—Ed.)—any thunder and
lightning, and does the wind blow much
or hard?"
And yet some people expect an editor
to wear one continuous seraphic smile,
attend Sunday school, board of trade,
temperance club, never use strong language and reply to grists of the above—
Impossible!
Stewart-Trodden.
Matthew P. Stewart, one of the proprietors of the Nicola and Princeton stage
line, was recently united in marriage to
Miss Etta Lillian Trodden, sister of
James Trodden of New Westminster, at
St. John's manse, Vancouver. Mr. and
Mrs. Stewart have gone to the Sound
cities and California for their honeymoon and on their return will reside at
Nicola. The Star extends hearty congratulations and wishes both a long,
happy and prosperous married life.
Angus Stewart, of the Similkameen
Sawmill Co., was in town Wednesday on
business.
Dune. Woods of Hedley was in town
last Saturday. With his agricultural and
mineral holdings Mr. Woods is destined
to be a millionaire-philanthropist. Like
others he is waiting for a railroad although chafing a little around the collar
from the long delay.
LOCAL PARAGRAPHS.
Brief News Notes and Personal Mention of People Passing.,
C. Summers,  proprietor of the Princeton  Meat Market, went down to Keremeos on a pleasure and business trip last
/Monday  and brought back   a  drove of
the celebrated alfalfa fattened beeves for
Iwhich that section is famous.
The Similkameen hotel at Hedley is
to be completed immediately.
Tuck French has gone to Nicola for a
rest. He has not had a real holiday for
years and recently he has been doing two
men's work threshing and killing bushy
tails, so his tillicums urged him to take a
rest in a quiet country resort.
Miss Winsome Clark, of Green Mountain, was a recent visitor at her sister's,
Hedley. Miss Clark is an accomplished
vocalist and musician and her talents
are much appreciated at concerts and
social entertainments.
In a letter subscribing for the Star
one of the proprietors of a mine in this
vicinity says: "Your board of trade in
their efforts to secure transportation are
doing a good work. In my estimation
all that is required to bring out one of
the best mining sections in British Columbia is a railway."
Press Comment.
The Socialists and the Conservatives
voted for free passes on the second read
ing of Hawthornthwaite's free transportation bill for members of the legislature
This looks like class legislation for a
select few,- and still Socialism proclaims
the doctrine of equal rights to all and
special privileges to none. The Star
favors free passes for everyone over the
'national highway' since the nation has
paid for it in cash and land grants.
There will be no special session of the
provincial legislature to consider a railway policy. McBride will be too well
pleased to get rid of his troublesome followers to summon them together before
he is constitutionally compelled to do so.
—Victoria Times.
McBride has lost the control of the
house on a straight party vote, owing to
the defection of John Houston. He is
completely at the mercy of the C.P.R.
and the Socialists. He has betrayed the
people of the Fraser valley and the Similkameen in a most shameful manner.—
Rossland Miner.
The session is dead, it is in the limbo
where the government ought to be. The
legislators return home to face the constituents who sent them to Victoria.
Can they tell the electors that the promises made before October have been
fulfilled ? The taxes have been raised,
the public works cut down.—Vancouver
World.
Few have any faith that the premier
will convene a snmmer session.—Vancouver Province.
MUST HAVE A RAILROAD.
Nickel Plate People Spend a Million
in Mining, Yet no Railway.
The great injury to mining in the Similkameen by reason of the "no railway
policy" of the government is exemplified by the discouragement given the
Nickel Plate people at Hedley. After
spending over a million dollars in works
of great magnitude, which were expected
to be dividend-producing this year, they
are now confronted with the problem of
providing their own railway or annulling
their plans for smelter and other contemplated improvements and development. The government would not attempt building a railway on their own
account, they would not permit Hill to
build without a bonus, nor did they encourage anv other company or corporation to build. What kind of a government is it ?   Eh !
The Vancouver Ledger has this to say
regarding the Nickel Plate mine at Hedley, some of which will, doubtless, be
news to Mr. Rodgers and others con-
6e*ned: "According to reports brought
from the Similkameen country, M. K.
Rodgers, the manager of the Nickel
Plate mine, is going to build a railroad
from the mine to Penticton, 28 miles distant, to enable him to get his ore out.
The principals of the company, which is
known as the Yale Reduction Co., are
John D. Rockefeller and the estate of the
late Marcus Daly.
There are now in the Nickel Plate
mine nine miles of workings and not a
shipment of ore yet made, because there
is no railroad.
President Hill of the Great Northern
promised to build a road into the country, choosing the way of least resistance.
He said he wanted no bonus, just permission to come in. On this account
Mr. Rodgers built a 40-stampmill to treat
his free milling ore. Mr. Rodgers and
Mr. Hill's son have had an interview
with the provincial government. Should
Mr. Rodgers not succeed in getting anybody to build a road through the Similkameen he will build one himself from
the Nickel Plate mine to Penticton."
Longing to Come Back.
Bill Scruby writes from Vancouver
to a friend here in which he states that
there is quite a colony of Princetonians
there and they are all enjoying themselves with jackblack and chink lottery.
He thinks the railway will start building
in May, if not it will be the fault of the
government. He says that he and a
number of other prospectors will be
back to Princeton in June if they are
not broke before. He concludes: "So
here's, a ho ! and good luck to Princeton."
The V.V. & E. railway will ask the
Dominion parliament for an extension of
the time limit to complete ito lines.
FRUIT GROWING IN B.C.
Good Market in Mining Camps, the    X.
Northwest and Old Country.
From the Department of Agriculture
at Ottawa some interesting facts about
the fruit growing industry in British
Columbia are published and will prove,
no doubt, instructive to Similkameen
fruit growers. The growing importance
of the industry is observed by the increased shipments: The C.P.R. carried
in roo2, 1469 tons of fruit, while in 1903,
1987^ tons were carried, an increase of
35 per cent. The Dominion Express Co.
carried in 1902, 483 tons, in 1903, over
676 tons. The establishment of a fruit
cannery in New Westminster is assured,
which will give growers a market for
their surplus fruit. On October 16th last
Messrs. Stirling & Pitcairn of Kelowna
shipped the first carload of British Columbia apples to the British market..
They arrived in Glasgow in first class
condition and were sold at an average
price of about 6s. per box, considerably
more than the price obtained for eastern
Canada apples. President Metcalfe of
the B.C Fruit Growers' Association says:
"We suffer as fruit growers from the general lack of knowledge or want of confidence as to the benefits of spraying. We
need canning and evaporating factories to
take our surplus fruits and we also need
better facilities in transportation and /V
lower rates."
There is scarely any limit to the market for domestic fruits, indeed the demand is usually greater than the supply
in all the mining camps. The Yukon,
Cariboo and the Kootenays are the chief
markets for fruit in B.C. Fruit ranches
are a safe investment and nothing more
certain of profitable returns in the agricultural line.
Faith in the Similkameen.
John J. Marks, of Hedley, was in town
Thursday on a pleasure trip. He has
been mining for the past twenty years
in various parts of the continent the last
five having been spent in and about Hedley. Mr. Marks is the owner of some
valuable mining properties in that camp.
His faith in the Similkameen has never
wavered since the day he put foot in it.
and has a fixed belief, confirmed by well
known experts, that it will astonish the
world with its mineral wealth. He is
hopeful that a railway will be built-
sooner than many expect from the coast/
to Kootenay.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
$2,000,000. Reserve Fund $1.700.000.
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.
&
Look out for that summer session !
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
February
20, 1904
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
— Princeton, B. C	
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. B.  Howse, Manager.
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Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
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Advertising rates furnished on application.
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Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
PROVINCIADfUNIVERSITY.
equipment
knowledge
The motion  in the legislature to,
establish  a   provincial   university
brings to mind the wide subject of
education,      about    which    there
seems to   be a  hopeless tangle of
conflicting   opinions.     There  was
little    encouragement    given   the
motion   in  the  house  and it  has
evoked considerable adverse criticism of the scheme from without.
In  a country  where there  is "so
much to do and so little done " in
the way of more practical educational facilities  it  seems somewhat
illogical to  advocate a  university
which will require large exchequer
grants while    the   elementary   or
foundation  schools  are lacking in
for   the   application of
or theory  to practice.
Manual training schools are more
needed than  universities in British
Columbia, for, in this  materialistic
and commercial age  and especially
krx a raw country such  as it is, no
2 education is worthy of the name
xwhich does not fit scholars for the
business activities of life and draw
out and develop latent ability. A
purely literary or classical education
is of little service in the Similkameen, or indeed anywhere in the
province.
It would be absurd to ignore the
benefits of the higher education to
be obtained in a first class university but the scarcity of good universities is very apparent in their
product in the overcrowded professions. Mere learning, such as the
average university student acquires
nowadays is a burden and a hindrance to a successful career. Anyone recollecting their professional
acquaintances know of many good
ploughmen spoiled, . of boors and
insufferable egotists whose brains
were rammed and crammed with
a learning that did not educate nor.
refine. An education that will produce an Edison  or Moody and the
thousands of "captains of industry"
must be preeminently practical.
A school of mines would be of
much greater value in developing
the great natural resources of this
province than a university and that
being so the legislature could not
meet with but little opposition, if
any, in the establishment of one in
some of the mining districts. The
study of mineralogy, like that of
agriculture, can only be successfully
done by practical demonstration and
actual contact with mineral in its
native condition. Hence the need
of such a school in this province.
Princeton offers an unequalled location for a school of mines from the
fact that there is placer, ore and
coal mining right in the vicinity of
the town. The subject is one which
commends itself to the Mining
Association at its convention in
Victoria next week.
What is required in British Columbia for youths in the public
schools is a good commercial training supplemented by practical demonstrations in chemistry and
mineralogy sufficient to enable students to analyze and classify ore.
There ought also to be a school
of technology for the better qualification of mechanics for their work
and also to stimulate invention and
research. The government can
scarcely make any mistake in promoting practical education that will
be available for the poor and the
industrial class from whom the
giants of commerce have invariably
sprung.
NOTICE.
Tune Bug mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of YaUS.district:
Where located : On Copper mountain.
Take.nojlce that I, F. W. Groves&free miner's
certificate No. 872044, acting for self and Sydney
M. Johnson,t free miner's certificate No. B41751,
and-eiaud M. Snowden, free miner's certificate
No. B63363, intend, sixty-days* from the date
hereof, to~apply to the mining recorderTfor
a^certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaintog.a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take 1 otice 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.
.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.
EDITORIAL NOTES.
The legislature has been pro/
rogued and the long-promised railway policy of the government did
not appear. Promises made last
September now melt away into
empty space. Increased taxation
and broken promises are the two
prominent features which mark the
first session of the McBride
administration. Without a railway
one of the richest districts in the
province, the Similkameen, is no
better than a barren waste and the
hopes of investor and settler receive
a shock that opens the door to despair. The government has forfeited all right to further, confidence
on the railway question.
Copperania mineral claim, situate in the Sim-
> ilkameen 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. B75545, Edward Brown, free
miner's certificate, No. B7531S, 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 February, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To GEORGE H. SPROUtE or whomsoever he
.may have transferred his interest in Mount
Temple mineral claim, situate on Rabbit
Mountain on the Tuiameen river and about
one and one-half miles from Otter Flat in the
Yale mining district in the province of British
Columbia.
You are hereby notified that I have expended $214.00 in labour and improvements upon the
above mentioned mineral claim under the provisions of the Mineral Act, and if within
ninety days from the date of this notice
you fail or refuse to contribute your proportions of the above mentioned sum, being $107.00,
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, 1000.
Dated'Jthis 21st day of November, 1903.
M. McGONIGLE, Fairview.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To GEORGE H. COLLINS, of the City of Greenwood, B.C.
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, j ou fail or refuse to contribute your portion of the expenditure required by section 24 of the " Mineral Act,"
being chapter 13s, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia, 1897, in respect of the Little Pittsburgh, Whale, Bullon Beck and Florence
mineral claims, situate on Twenty-Mile creek, in
the Osoy6cj§?tMining Division of Yale District, British Columbia, together with all costs of
advertising, your interest in said claim shall become vested in your co-owner, Thomas Brad-
shaw, of Twenty-Mile Creek, Free Miner, who
has made the required expenditure.
The amount due by you in respect of each of"
the said mineral claims, not including costs, is
$25.62^.
Dated this 21st day of November, 1903.
THOMAS BRADSHAW.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
Nubian fractional mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where located: On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Arthur B. Clabon, free miner's certificate No. B75545, Edward Brown, free miner's
certificate, 1375318, and Smith Curtis, free miner's
certificate, No. B75317, intend, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a certificaie 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."
Magnetic mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where
locatea* On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Hannibal I,. Jones, free miner's certificate No. B63374, and Arthur B. Clabon, free
miner's certificate No. B75545, intend, sixtjjidayS'
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 becommenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 12th day of February, 1904.
//
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 X,. 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,'J.ta 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.
DRINCETON   BOARD    OF   TRADE—Rooms
*     centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
C. E. Thomas, E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
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 afterJCrown grant.'
It is required that the party or parties
whose tender may be accepted shall execute ah agreement for the purchase of the
lands and shall upon the execution thereof
pay to the administrator thirty per cent of the
purchase moneys or as'the Court may direct.
The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Further particulars may be obtained
upon application to the undersigned.
Dated the 18th of January* 1904.
I..  P.   ECKSTEIN,    Morrison    block,    Grand
Forks, B.C.j8Soiua|pr for Charles B. Peterson,
the Administrator, Grand Forks, B.C.
NOTICE.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To ANTONIO SCARPEIXI and any person to
whom he may have transferred his interest in
the Victoria and Two Brothers mineral claims
situate at 16-Mile Creek in the Osoyoos mining
division of Yale district.
You are hereby required to. take notic e that I
have expended for recording certificates of work
done on the above claims for the years ending
Tune io, 1901 and June 10, 1902, the sum of Ten
Dollars, being an expenditure net essary to enable me to hold said claims and you are heret y
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 vested In me, your co-
owner, under the provisions of the Mineral .-ict'S
and Amending Acts.
Dated this 12th day of December, 1903.
FRANCESCO FERA.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to appiy to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Workst'
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post placed on the left bank
of the Similkameen river about 5 miles south of
Princeton and marked E. Waterman's S.W. corner and adjoining A. Hickling's N.W. corner.
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains east, 80
chains south, 80 chains west to point of commencement, in all 640 acres.
E. WAterman, Locator,
Dated January 31st, 1904.
NOTICE.
to japply to the
if Lands
for coal on the following
Thirty days after date I intend „_„ 
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
;a licence to prospect
described lands:
Commencing at a post marked A. Hickling's
N.W. corner placed on left bank of Similkameen
river about 5 miles south1 of Princeton,
And running south 80 chains, east 80 chains,
north 80 chains, west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
A. Hickling, Locator,
E. Waterman, Agent.
Dated Tanuary 31st, 1904
In the matter of the Estate of Charles
Johnson, deceased, late of Tuiameen
river, near Princeton, Farmer.
Notice is hereby given that all persons having
claims against the estate of the said Charles
Johnson, who died on or 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
solicrTor, full    particulars   of their  respective
claims,  j
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 whose claims
notice shall not have been received at the time
of distribution.
Dated the 18th of January, 1904.
CHARLES B. PETERSON
Administrator.
Grand Forks, B.C.
L.P.Eckstein, Grand Forks, B.C., solicitor for
said Administrator,
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT   &    OILMAN,
PROVINCIAL
ASSAYERS
THE  VANCOUVER ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a' Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
JAS. CLARK
WATCHMAKER
anti JEWELLER
ALL   WORK WARRANTED
Hedley and Princeton
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February, 20, 1904.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
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Joe Brent and his son Bert, of Okanagan Falls, came in last week to work in
the lumber woods teaming. They report
the winter as being very fine at the falls
and prospects bright. One of the oldest
residents there, S. P. Whiteley, was not
expected to live as the result of general
debility and senile decline. A number
of leap year engagements have been announced at the Falls and weddings are
expected to follow in close sequence.
The elder Mr. Brent is a fine musician.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., is at Copper
mountain surveying.
The impression given in an item in last
week's issue referring to J. J. McDonald
putting a gang of loggers at work, was
erroneous. The cutting and banking of
the logs is by contract with the mill company.
Arthur Reith, who has been at Keremeos with his brother, was in town on
Tuesday and reports a new hotel as being
started in the old Richter hall with Jas.
•Reith as proprietor.
* The temperance society begun at the
first of the year is doing good work.
President Wallace and secretary Lyall
report only one backslider. Messrs.
Wrong, Aldous, French and Asp are the
executive, pro tern.
John Gulliford and "Daddy" Hewat
are engaged tracklaying and re-timbering the V.F.M. & D. Go's coal mine.
At the face of the mine, some 300 feet
from tunnel mouth, an excellent showing
of coal is made.
17. Ha ROGERS
M.A., B.C.L.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
OLALLA P.O.
Simikameen, B.C.
F.-W. GROVES,
A. R. COLL., SC. B.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL IAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
Wood,
Yallance &
Leggat,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Sherwin-Williams*
Paints
Kennedy Is King.
King Kennedy, magician, ventriloquist, prestidigitator, wizard, gramophone
artist and conjuror gave a one-man performance Thursday evening, in the large
dining hall of the Tuiameen hotel. He
introduced some new wrinkles in black
art which the audience fully appreciated,
not the least interesting of which was
his gathering in whole and half dollars
out of space—a trick which many would
fain know. The card and new born egg
tricks, though ancient, pleased all. Mr.
Kennedy has been thirty years a showman and has partially retired, being now
settled at Chelan, Wash.
Subscribers who are in arrears for
the STAR will confer a favor by pay*
ing such as soon as possible. None of
the amounts are large but the aggre=
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STAR to carry and live, so please pay.
STRAY HORSES.
CAME TO MY PLACE last April, two head of
horses—one sorrel chestnut, taldfaced horse
branded T on right hip—also one baldfaced, bay
horse branded P on left hip, PJ on left shoulder
and iS on right shoulder. If not claimed in
thirty days will be sold to pay expenses.
Olalla, Feb. 20, 1904. JOE MARCIL.
SALE of GOVERNMENT LAND
BY TENDER.
1V[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 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.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
February 20, 1904
MINING ASSOCIATION.
Conven-
Good Work Accomplished
tion at Victoria.
The second annual meeting of the
Provincial Mining Association will be
held in Victoria during the week commencing next Monday, February 22.
President Keen has sent out a circular in
which is a statement of all the recommendations made during the year to the
provincial government and which, in
part, is as follows :
"The campaign of remedial legislation
which was commenced by our association
at its general convention in February
last has been prosecuted with zeal by the
executive committee ever since.
The legislature was, at the time, in a
state of internal dissension and unable
to give its attention to many pressing
needs of the province. Nevertheless, we
did succeed in obtaining two of the reforms recommended by the association,
viz :
1. The right of redemption of mineral
lands sold for taxes.
2. A provision enabling the owner of a
group of crown granted mineral claims
to perform all requisite work upon any
one of his claims.
The association, as you are aware, is
composed of men representing all classes
of industry and politics in the province;
but the association itself is absolutely
non-partizan. Our object is to secure
reliet from numerous artificial burdens
which have from time to time, been imposed upon the mining industry. The
welfare of the province demands reform,
and our association guided by the wisest
counsels 'it can enlist is determined to
secure it.
Owing to the shameful mismanagement of our public affairs by successive
legislatures during the last few years, the
province has been brought to the verge
of bankruptcy. Is it not time for the
people to insist that henceforth wisdom
rather than folly, and carefulness rather
than recklessness, shall guide the destinies of our country ?
The association is not yet a year old,
yet it has already accomplished much by
its constant devotion to the interests of
the mining industry. At its first convention it adopted means to successfully
settle the Fernie strike, which threatened
to close up all the mines of the Koote-
nays and stop the circulation of upwards
of $400,000 disbursed monthly by the
affected coal mines and dependant industries.
If these measures receive, at the hands
of the legislature, the prompt and favorable consideration which they deserve,
we shall soon witness a great and permanent improvement in our mining conditions.
We occupy a far stronger position today than we did at the first convention.
We now have the results of nearly a
year's deliberations by the most competent to advise on matters affecting the
mining industry, and it is impossible to
believe that any government will persist
in turning a deaf ear to suggestions so
framed.
Mining is the permanent industry of
our province. The metalliferous and coal
mining industries stand by themselves as
those which, in their extension, increase
individual rewards, not alone of their
followers, but the followers of all industries. They are not competing producers,
but, on the contrary, are competing consumers for all the others, Development
of the vast mineral resources of our province is of vital, never-ending importance, and should be encouraged by every
patriotic resident. Every additional ton
of gold, silver, copper lead or other metal,
or mineral having a commercial value
produced by our mines adds new wealth
to the province and sends new money
circulating through the channels of trade
and commerce."
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NO BAILWAY LEGISLATION.
THE:
sorrv  Sir
given aid to .a
Premier Takes no Thought of Ante-
Election Promises re Railway.
The following from the Vancouver
Ledger, an ultra-Conservative organ and
servile defender of the McBride administration, may be taken as final and authoritative on the railway question :
"The  principal  interest in the legislature centers in the announcement made
by the premier that he was prepared now
to announce there would be no railway
legislation this session.   He realized that
many sections   of the country required
opening and the  government felt the responsibility attaching to it in the matter
At the present time, however, when taxes
were increased and  new financial meas
ures  were just introduced, it was rather
inopportune to   act.   He   felt that the
Coast to   Kootenay   line was especially
important with the Westminster bridge
almost completed.     He   was
Wilfrid  Laurier   had not
line which was of such importance.   The
government proposed to try and do something, and   was now in communication
with the Great Northern on the subject.
When the line was built it would be all
Canadian.   The government would entertain among the  first lines to get assistance along with  this, those that the Dominion had promised to  aid.    In a few
months he   might be able to say something,   and  proposed   holding a session
for   railway   purposes   in   four   or   five
months.
He mentioned among the lines: The
Kootenay Central, Northport & Kettle
Valley, Midway & Vernon, Nicola Valley, and the Comox & Cape Scott. Negotiations were now on with James Duns-
muir for the purchase by the government
of the Esquimalt and Nanaimo railway
and something might be done in that
matter. It had begun in connection with
trying to make arrangements for the settlement of settlers' rights, and something
might be done later. Only bona fide
railway propositions would be dealt
with."
1111®
Humorous.
Landlady—I'll have to request you to
pay in advance, Mr. Shortleigh. Short-
leigh—Why, ain't my trunk good for a
week's board? Landlady—No, it looks
like one of those emotional trunks.
Shortleigh — Emotional ? Landlady —
Yes, one that is easily moved.
Among lawyer Abe Hummel's recent
clients was a well groomed, stylish young
lady. "I'm in great distress, Mr. Hummel, and I seek your advice," she began.
"Well, madam, please state your case."
"I have received four proposals of marriage and I don't know which one to
accept " "Which man has the most
money ?" inquired Hummel, with a smile
that spoke volumes. "Why, if I was sure
I knew, do you suppose I'd come to you
or any other lawyer for advice ?"
Not long ago an Irishman was brought
before the magistrate charged with stealing a spade. Magistrate—Patrick Murphy, you are charged with stealing a
soade. Guilty or not guilty?" Pat—
%aDt guilty, yer hanner. Magistrate—
But the complainant says he can bring
three witnesses who saw you take the
spade. Pat—Shure, an yer hanner Oi can
bring twinty that didn't see me take it.
Teacher [to class in English grammar]—Class, what is the feminine corresponding to the masculine "stag ?" No
answer from class for some time. Hand
finally raised in corner. Teacher—Well,
John, what is it ?   Pupil—Afternoon tea.
How strange it is that you tell a horse's
age by the horse's teeth, but a chicken's
age by your own!
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From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot*^^
Size of Lots 50x100
Ft. and 33x100 Ft.
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
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BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tuiameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
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ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM
Send for Map and Price List to &&&.&*&
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