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Princeton : "A Beauty Spot on the Face of Nature."
A Very Happy and Prosperous New Year to all.
Mineral Resources of the Similkameen are Coal, Iron, Copper, Gold, Silver, Platinum, Lead and Many of the Rarer Metals.
Intending: Investors Should See this Great Country and be Convinced of its Varied and Illimitable Resources—Good Hotel Accommodation
Vol. v.   No. 38.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1904.
$2 a Year, in Advance
MINING AND MINERAL
Quicksilver and Platinum Production and Value—A
Giant Crusher.
Lead an Important Frodnct  of the
Kootenays—Asbestos Yield
in Canada.
Last week two carloads of machinery
for the new giant ore crusher for the
Granby mines, were received, and are
being 'put in position. The crusher is a
duplicate of .that already in use at the
Knob Hill mine, and will be used at the
No. 3 tunnel, from which shipments
o*er the Great Northern from this camp
will first be sent out to the Granby
smelter.
In November the Nelson smeltei
handled 1,048,262 pounds of lead ore.
California, Texas and Nevada are the
only states in the union that produced
quicksilver during the year 1903. California mines yielded 30,526 flasks, worth
$^,330,916. The production of quicksilver in Texas amounted to 5029 flasks,
valued at $211,218. Nevada could claim
only 65 flasks as the year's output. The
total production for the three states was
35,620 flasks of 76^ pounds each, valued
at $1,544,934-
Ten blast furnaces in three Boundary
smelters are now in operation—six at the
Granby, two at the B. C. Copper and two
at the Montreal & Boston.
The price of pure platinum in wholesale quantities at New York continued
during the whole of 1903, as during the
last seven months of 1902, at $19 an ounce.
Asbestos is mined on this continent
chiefly in Canada, which had a production
in 1903 of 42,382 tons, with a value of
$904,852. The United States produced
only 887 tons, with a value of $16,767.
Commercial asbestos consists ot two
varieties, chrysolite and amphibole.
Chrysolite, however, is a true asbestos,
amphibole being very short fiber.
The Greenwood smelter was put out of
business twice recently by the derailing
of the slaS hauling locomotive, which
took a trip down the bank each time.
The average daily pay of the miner in
South Dakota is $3.50, helpers $3, shovel -
ers and mill hands $2.50. The compensation of skilled mechanics about the
mines, hoists, mills and related departments js considerably higher. Generally
the length of the working day is ten
hours where mining is regularly conducted, although in the sinking of shafts
and the running of other new work,
where conditions are trying and where
the most rapid possible headway is desired, thaee shifts of eight hours each are
sometimes employed. - ,'. | -'
The   St.  Eugene Mining company at
Moyie have a big contract on hand.
They have to get out of the mine 19,000
tons of ore and concentrates between now
and the first of July next. This means a.
daily output of 2700 tons.
It will probably be the first of February before ore shipments are started from
the Granby mines over the V., V. & E.
extension of the Great Northern.
The mines of South Dakota have pro
duced  #7,070,481.71   in   gold   bullion for
the   twelve   months   ending   November
1, 1904.
The Tyee mine, on Vancouver island,
paid on December 15th a dividend of
$86,400 on 48 cents a share.
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
Christmas Joys and Glorious Weather
Make Life a Sweet Melody.
Tomorrow, write it carefully 1-9-0 5.
Princeton still looks good to the STAR
School re opens Monday, much to the
parents' delight and pupils' disgust.
A sprig of holly and a bouquet sent by
the Victoria Times to its journalistic confreres is the unique and pretty way which
it takes of conveying Christmas compli
tuents. Brother Times: Many happy
and prosperous New Years to you.
There is a scarcity of coal in many
cities of Ontario. The denizens of the
cent belt ought to move to Princeton
where we have coal to "burn."
Everybody in Princeton hung up their
stockings Christmas eve, and Mr. S.
Claus was here with the goods. Many
'costly presents were left for the big folks,
while the little ones' :eceived toys, dolls,
confectionery, etc. The Star did not
hear of anyone in Princeton getting an
automobile or a cottage organ in their
stockings.
A meeting of stockraisers of British
Columbia will be held at Kamloops on
January 4 at 1:30 p.m. for the purpose of
forming a live stock association. All
stockmen are cordially invited to attend.
Religious service will be conducted by
Rev. A. J. Fowlie in the court house tomorrow evening at 7 p.m.
The only and original J. Peck Mac-
Swain, author.critic and circumnavigator/
blew into town last week on the tail end
of a nor'-easter snow storm. He camej
from various points in the Kootenay and(
Washington, his destination being any-j
where. He is a member of the Interna-i
tional Typographical Union which entitles him to craft courtesies anywhere on
the round world. He had long ago heard/
of Princeton and was only recently en^
abled to include it in his itinerary. He\
thinks it an ideal situation and will comei
again, probably to locate permanently.
Notwithstanding the rigors of winter
Great Northern engineers are still in the
field.    They are how making the location^
and final survey, working  east from Oro
towards Midway.   The first sign of spring
will  find  construction of the V.V. & E.,
begun into the Similkameen if the legis '
lature does not prevent it.
FESTAL  CHRISTMAS
Entertainment and Xmas Tree
Make Everybody Glad
and Happy.
Hotel Hospitality and Much Private
Feasting in Charming 'Old'
Frontier Town.
The Christmas tree and entertainment
held in the court house oq Friday the
23rd inst., was an unqualified success.
The various numbers rendered by the
children were thoroughly appreciated by
the audience who gave spontaneous ap
plause and persistent encores. If one
might venture to particularize in a pro
gramme ofsuch uniform merit the historical tableau of Joan of Arc commends
itself to many by reason of the great
achievements of this "Maid of Orleans"
on the battlefield and in paths of peace
and finally her cruel death at the stake
by her ungrateful countrymen. Other
numbers were amusing, in some of which
the little toddlers showed conspicuous
courtesy to their female partners while
the maturer boys and girls gave every
evidence of latent ability and careful
training. To Mrs. Lyall and Miss Dalby
the burden of training and rehearsing
fell and with them Mesdames Murdock,
Hewat, Hunter, Groves, Jackson, Bell,
Schisler, McMullen, Young, Spencer,
Gulliford, Thomas, Gibson and Hagerman, the Misses Lyall and Findlay gave
liberally of labor and the many toothsome things with which the audience
were refreshed.
The tall Christmas tree with its broad
branches was well laden with presents
and Santa Claus most pleasantly dis
pensed the good things to each recipient.
A feature of the evening was the address
by Santa Claus in which he told in simple yet impressive terms the origin of
Christmas Day in the birth of the Saviour. An impromptu dance brought a
very pleasant evening to a close.
During Xmas week social receptions
were given at the homes of Mesdames
Groves and Lyall when many friends enjoyed the hospitalities of these ladies.
Tomorrow, New Year's day, will be observed by many gifts and greetings and
it is hoped will mark a new era in the
prosperity of the whole community. .
The observance of Christmas has always been associated with festal and
joyous gatherings. At the Princeton
hotel an excellent luncheon was served
to all who desired and on the wish of the
^hospitable host. The hotel Jackson gave
a free dinner which was most tempting
to look upon and delicious to the palate.
Judge Murphy presided at the table and
gave loyal toasts, also to host and hostess.
The Jackson is known far and near for
its splendid culinary department at the
head of which is a chef of more than
local renown in the art of cookery.
Many private dinners and reunions of
friends filled the day with social gladness In the evening an able and appropriate discourse was preached by Rev. A.
J. Fowlie to a large audience.
Ventilation in Mining.
Poor ventilation in long crosscut tunnels is sometimes due to the too rapid
rise of the floor of the tunnel. Contractors, as a rule, have to be watched, very
carefully to see that they keep the floor
of the tunnel down. The tendency is to
make the grade too steep. A grade of
from one-half per cent to one per cent
will allow the tunnel to go' in a long way
without interfering with ventilation.
The ventilation also depends upon the
ground driven through. In Colorado
there is a cross-cut tunnel nearly 1000
feet long, and in which there is considerable stoping, where ventilation is remarkably good. In other cases cross-cuts
have been stopped by cause of bad air
when they have been driven 200 feet.
Coal and Coke Supply.
The Mining Reporter says: It was
recently announced that the big steamships of the Seattle Oriental line to be
established by the Great Northern Rait-
way company will be supplied with hard
coal from the Comox colliery. About
3000 tons per month will be required for
the Minnesota and twice that quantity
for her sister ship, the North Dakota,
now being built. The Crow's Nest Pass
Coal company has made contracts for the
delivery at Montana points of large
quantities of coal and coke, while the
extension of the Great Northern railway
west to New Westminster, will largely
increase coal consumption, as will also
the extension of the Great Northern
branch railway from Jennings, Montana,
to Fernie, to be completed this winter.
Altogether the indications are, if existing
amicable relations between colligpral
owners and their employes continue undisturbed, that the coal industry of
British Columbia will have the most
prosperous year in its history. Besides
the demand by railroads, the gradually
enlarging requirements of home industries and an increasing population are
sure to increase the consumption of coal
and coke.
Mr. and Mrs. Macphail of Granite
creek were in town enjoying Xmas festivities.
Dr. Schon has his office in Luke Gibson's house, next the A. E. Howse Co's
store.
D. W. Grover, chief counsellor for the.
Great Northern railway company, and
father of Mrs. C. E. Barnard, died recently at Minneapolis. Mrs. Barnard
has the sympathy of many friends made
during her stay here last fall.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
December 31  1904
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.G
—BY.—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager.
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1904— J905.
Commanding respect, and homage too, exacted by that great conqueror—time — the receding year
offers much for profitable reflection
and instruction. It will add another page to history in which man
will recognize his insignificance and
inability to alter the decree of a
great unseen power. The year began with conflagrations which devastated large cities and ruined
many commercial institutions;
Then came the thunder of war
between two nations whose mighty
hosts now confront each other in
battle array. Surely the record of
disaster.and death for the year is
enough to appease the most
insatiate.
But if there have been misfortunes there have also been successes,
and so long as the world wags
these, no doubt, will form the burden of the annual history. The
past year was prolific in scientific
research and discovery, in great
public undertakings and political
achievements. The Panama canal
and the Grand Trunk Pacific
transcontinental railway outclass
any similar projects in political or
commercial importance that have
been undertaken in many preceding
years. The great wave of immigration into the Canadian Northwest during 1904 has scarcely had
an equal in the history of any
•country and marks the beginning
•of a rapid increase in population
which must soon place Canada
among the leading nations in wealth
and numbers.
If prosperity smiled upon the
•Dominion from the Atlantic to the
Pacific in the past year it is with
renewed hope that the coming year
.dawns upon everyYportion of it
The people in the Similkameen
•certainly never have been in such
hopeful mood as the new year now
finds them. They have the assurance of practical demonstration that
the    district    contains
welfare
upon
enormous
mineral deposits of incalculable
value. They have ali the outward
and visible indications that one or
more railways will tap the Similkameen in roo5 and thus supply the
last and all-important means for the
development and advancement of
the   district.     I^ucky   indeed   are
invest   while   the dead  calm  prevailed^     Fortunate,    indeed,   are
those who through good and ill report have persevered in their efforts
of prospecting and making  known
the vast riches of the country.  The
prospectors of the Similkameen deserve   the   reward of wealth,   for
they have spared neither  strength
nor comfort in their  quest  for  the
ever-alluring metal.    Without them
little  would  be  done  in discovery
and the country continue  to be a
great lone land.    Therefore, all will
enter upon the new year with stout
hearts and encouraging prospects,
believing that  before  the  close   of
the  year  the   realization  of   their
hopes   will   be   a   matter  of  fact
and actuality.
The present and future
of this district hinges
the transportation afforded, and the
coming sessions of both federal and
provincial legislatures are fraught
with the deepest interest to inhabitants of the Similkameen. At no
period in the history of this district
or of the Coast-Kootenay railway
projects has such anxious- suspense
been observed as now. Within six
weeks of New Year's day the question of a railway will have culminated favorably or unfavorably at the
hands of the provincial administration, for either the government
must adhere to its pledges of support or suffer ignominious defeat.
In this crisis the action of certain
legislators, especially the socialists,
will be keenly noted with a view to
testing their mettle upon a question
in which the rights of the.people
are opposed by monopolistic railway corporations.
Tbe Star extends to all its sincere wishes for a happy and prosperous New Year. Those wishes
are coupled with the plea for forgiveness for errors of judgment and
for the many frailties common to
men. The difficulties and perplexities which beset the path ot the
journalist on the confines of civilization are known only to angels
and .those invisible spirits which
keep the recording book. To gather
news in a country as barren of it as
the great rocksare of verdure is one
of the.most wearying occupations
that ever befell mortal. The Star
has learned, however, to bear its
burdens ^'ith - composure knowing
fcnatMme dawn of better times is at
hand, yea, the horizon is already
aglow with' the sunshine of fortune
and success. Once more, a happy
anef prosperous New Year to all.
NOTICE..
I.X.L. mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale districts'^ Where located:  On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, H, H. Thomas, free miner's
certificate No. B72190, for my self and as agent for
W. H. Thomas, free miner's certificate No.
B72189and S. L. Allison, free miner's certificate
No. B7gor4,w'Hht£nd, 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 28th day of November, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Princeton mineral claim, situate in < the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : Kennddy mountain.
Take notice that I, Ernest Waterman, agent for
the Vermilion Forks Mining and Development
Company, Limited, free miner's certificaie
No. B72174, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take rotice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 21st day of November, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Vancouver and Coast-Kootenay Railway Company
will apply to the parliament of Canada, at its
next session, for an Act to increase its capital
stock, build branch lines, and to extend the time
in which it may construct its works.
D. GJftHACDONELL,
Solicitor for Applicants.
Dated at Vancouver, B.C , this 19th day of November, 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
Shamrock and Billy Goat mineral claims, situate in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale
district. Where located : On Riordan mountain.
■ Take notice that I, R. H. Rogers, as agent for
Robert Gaede, free miner's certificate No. B78828.
and James Riordan, free miner's certificate No.
B78824, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for certificates
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this ist day of December, 1904.
Reginald H. Rogers.
npHIRTY days after 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 point south of B. White's
claim,
And running north 80 chains, west 80 chains,
south 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
W. J. WILSON, Locator.
Princeton, 28th Nov., 1904.
Commencing at a post near W. J. Wilson's
cliim,
-And running 80 chains south, 80 chains west, 80
chains north, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
P. BURNS, Locator.
W. J. Wrx-soN, Agent.
Princeton, 28th Nov., 1904.
Commencing at a point near west end of Wilson's claim,
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains west,
80 chains south, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
GEORGE URQUHART, Locator.
W. J. Wilson, Agent.
Princeton, 28th Nov,, 1904.
NOTICE.
nTHIRTY days after 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 point on the west line of lot
300, 20 chains south of the north-west corner of
lot 300
And running north 80 chains, west 80 chains,
south 80 chains, east 80 chains to poiut of commencement, containing 640 acres.
F. W. GROVES, Locator.
Princeton, 7th Nov. 1004. .-
Commencing at a point on the west line of lot
300, 20 chains south of the north-west corner of
lot 300,
And running south 80 chains, west 80 chains
north 80 chains, east  80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres. JStslw!
T. H. PARR, Locator.
Per F. W. Groves.
Princeton, 7th Nov. 1904.
Commencing at a point near George TJrqu-
hart's claim,
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains west,
80 chains north, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
ALEX. SHARP, Locator,
W. J. Wilson, Agent.
Princetcn, 28th Nov., 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
Silvei sides and Ironsides mineral claims, situate
in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale district.   Where located : Camp Hedley.
Take notice that I,* J. Fraser Campbell, agent
for Sydney M.Johnson, free miner's certificate
No B41751; H. W. Yates free :miner's certificate
No. B78808 and J. Fraser Campbell, free miner's
certificate No. B78807, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining
recorder fora 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
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this first day of November. A.D. 1904.
'T'HIRTY 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 the S.W. corner of lot 300.
thence east 40 chains, south 80 chains, west 20
chains north 40 chains, west no chains along
the north line lot 230, north 52 chains along the
east line let 71, west 20 chains to the S K. corner
of lot 75, north 125 chains along the east line cf
lots 75 and 74, east 19 chains along south line of
lot 246, south 160 chains along the west line of F.
W. Groves' and T. H. Parr's coal claims, east 8b
chains along the south line of T. H. Parr's coal
claim, north .20 chains to point of commencement and containing 640 acres
C. H. TYS, Locator,
per F. W. Groves,
7th November, 1904.
NOTICE.
'T'HIRTY days after date I intend to apply to
"   the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Workffe
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
Commencing at a post marked E.S.N's southwest corner,
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains east,
80  chains  south, 80  chains "west    to point   of
commencement, containing 640  acres, and adjoining J. Lang's locations ou the east bo-,ndary.
E. S. NEAVE,-Locator.
.'''.:-.- ■        Ernest Waterman, Agent.
Princeton, October 10, 1904.
NOTICE.
The Dominion government will
not send a Canadian exhibit to the
Portland exposition next year, on
the ground that there is very little
prospect of attracting settlers from
the Pacific coast to the Canadian
northwest. But this should not
hinder a thoroughly representative
exhibit of British Columbia minerals
at  Portland  next  year.    No time
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To STEVE M ANGOT or whomsoever he may
have transferred his interest in the Gold-
Platinum mineral claim, situate on Champion
cieek, a tributary of the Tuiameen tivejS
in the Similkameen mining division of Yale
district.
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 ofifhe 5 Mineral Act,"
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia, 1897, in respect of the Gold-Platinum
mineral claim, situate on Champion creek, in
the Similkameen 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, Daniel Coute-
nay, free.miner, who has made the required expenditure.
The amount due by you in respect of the
said mineral claim, not including costs, is
$33-33-
Dated this 24th day of October, 1904
DANIEL COUTENAY.
Northern mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves acting as
agent for J. S. C. Fraser, free miner's certificate
No. B42433,,Joseph Wright, free miner's certificate No. B75373, and L. G. Barron, free miner's
ceitificate No. B57500, intend sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate' of improvements, teethe
purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above
claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 13th day of October, 1904.
NOTIQEI
NOTICE.
those who had business foresight to I should be lost in preparing a display.
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:—
Situated on Nine-Mile creek, Yale district,
about 9 miles south-west from Princeton, B.C.,
commencing at a post marked D.L.H's north
vfrest corner post and running 80 chains east, 80
chains south, 80 chains west, 80 chains north
back to post, containing 640 acres, and adjoining
L. E. Hanley's south boundary line.
D. L. HOPKINS, Locator.
C. O. French, Agent.
Dec. 20th, 1904.
Honeysuckle 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. B72155, acting for self and as agent
for Thomas Day, free miner's certificate No.
B72123, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate
of improvements, for the purpose of obtainingti
crown grant of the above claim
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of November, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Peerless, 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 A. E. ,1- vine, free miner's
certificate No. B76870, intend sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply ;to the Mining Recorder for Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claim.
And further take notiee that action, undersec-
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch certificate of improvements.
Dated this 15th day of November, A.D. 1904.
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December 31, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Board of trade meeting next Thursday
evening at 7 o'clock.
The wiremen on the telephone line
have passed Granite creek and may be
expected to reach Princeton with the
wire in the early part of next week.
Manuel Barcelo came up from Olalla
as violinist for the social dance given by
Mr. and Mrs. Lyall on Thursday evening at which a most enjoyable time was
afforded.
Pete Nissing, a rancher near Hedley, is
jn town for a few days.
Coal is now being delivered in quantities to suit local consumers and miner
Gulliford is busy as a bee filling orders.
Princeton coal has almost completely
crowded out wood as a fuel owing i.o its
cheapness and superior quality.
The local legislature is expected to
meet at Victoria pn Feb. 2nd.
Hedley has an athletic cluh with a
membership of about 40. The club's
headquarters are in the Sproule hall,
where a gymnasium has been fitted up.
The twins, Tom and Jerry, at the
Hotel Jackson tomorrow.
The bachelors have shown themselves
to be imbued with a genuine courtesy by
inviting ladies to their afternoon teas
during the holidays. The function may
be regarded as typical of man soon taking his share of the pleasures and cares
of social intercourse -in a sphere which
is usually considered exclusively woman's. Well done, bachelors. There
can scarcely be too many opportunities
for these social tete-a tetesand the bachelors are to be congratulated for the innovation and the example they have set.
Billy Clements is wintering in Slocan
city.
Baled Hay For Sale—Apply at Central
stables. *
JOHN LOVE
Druggist and Stationer
HEDLEY, B.C.
Drugs, Medicines,
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
Confectionery.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COLI,., SC.  D.,
and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
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Commissioner of Lands and "Works for permission to purchase 160 acres of mountain pasture laud. The described land is as follows
Commencing at a post planted at the northeast
corner of W. H. Thomas' preemption and about
three miles from Princeton, and running south
80 chains; thence east 20 chains; thence north 80
chains; thence west 20 chains, to place of commencement and containing 160 acres more or
less. • AMY  A.   WORGAN.
Dated December 23rd 1904. .
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PELLEW-HARVEY,       " '
BRYANT   &    G1LMAN,
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of I.ands and Works for permission to purchase
80 acres of mountain pasture land, described as
follows Commencing at a post marked v*. J}.
Y. and running 20 chains north. 40 chains east
20 chains south, 40 chains west, back to point of
commencement, containing80 acres more or less.
Situated about 8 miles from Princeton on Wolf
creek,. W. D. YOUNG.
Princeton, Nov. 11, iqo4.
ASSAYERS
[Established 12 years in Vernon.]
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I-intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
80 acres of mountain pasture land, situated and
commencing at the southwest corner of lot number 1937 and running south 40 chains, east 20
chains to lot No. 1037, thence north 40 chains,
west 20 chains to point of commencement.
THOS. J. MCALPIN.
December 6, 1904.
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Similkameen, Granite Creek, and Aspen Grove
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Came to my ranch on the Similkameen river
in the winter of 1903-4,
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same by paying expense of keep and cost of advertisement. If not claimed within 30 days from
this date and charges paid, the animal will be
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Keremeos, ist Dec. 1904.
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away timber from the following described lands,
situated on the east side of the Tuiameen river,
commencing at a post by the N.W. corner post
of lot 252, running east 20 chains, north 120
chains, west 140 chains more or less, to a point
on river, thence following the line of river to
point of commencement.
ANGUS STEWART.
Princeton, Nov. iq, 1904.
NOTICE.
William A. McLean, of the Commercial Hotel.l
Hedley, intends to apply to the License Co'mmis-'
sioners for the Nicola district for permission to'
transfer his hotel license to William J. Hendgir
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
December 31, 1904
Humorous.
She—Does your husband skate ?   Her
-3=.Yes.    She—What  kind  does  he use ?
Her—Seagram's.
Wiggs—Is your wife living still ?
Waggs—Yes, she's living, but she's not
still by any means.
She (at the opera)—Mrs. Newriche puts
on lots of style, doesn't she ? He—
Judging from' the way she looks that's
about all she' got on.
"Did you ever trycany of our whisky,-
judge?" asked the dealer. "No," replied
the judge; "but I tried a man today who
had."
"Yes, sir, he was the laziest man on
record. What do you reckon he did
when his house was on fire ?" "Dunno."
"Warmed his hands at the blaze and
thanked God he didn't have to split the
wood for it!"
Teacher—If your mother bought four
baskets of grapes, the dealer's price being
twenty-two cents per basket, how much
money would tbe purchase cost her ?
Tommy—You never kin tell, Ma's great
at beating them hucksters down.
Tom—I don't see you automobiling
with Miss Giddyun any more. Jack—
No; I weighed her in the balance and
found her wanting. Tom — Wanting
what? Jack—Well, wanting to face the
parson with me, for one thing.
Knox—1 hear youire getting up an
amateur theatrical club. Wood by—Yes,
and now we're looking for a good motto
for the club. What would you suggest ?
Knox—What's the matter with: "Think
twice 'before you act ?"
"This servant girl problem will make
me old before my "time!" "Bothers you
too, does it?" "Indeed it does. If I
have an ugly maid my husband is away
-all the time, and if I have a pretty one he
is at home^alithe time, and I daren't go
away; so there it is."
Two men went into a Boston drug
store and told the proprietor that they
had made a soda water bet and would
have their sodas now, and when the bet
Was decided the loser would drop in and
paj' for them, if that would be satisfactory
to the druggist. He answered that it
would, and after the sodas had been enjoyed, he asked: 3 "By t.he way, what
was the bet?" "My friend here," said
one of the men, "bets that when Bunker
Hill monument fallsit Will fall towards
the north, and I bet it won't."
Judge Saunderson,   who is pracising
law  in  Everett,   Washington, . formerly
lived in Kentland, Indiana, the boyhood
home   of  George    Ade,   the   humorist.
"Ade   was   a   peculiar character  in  his
younger years, "says the judge.   He made
my office a sort of loafing, place .during
the little time he  spent  in   loafing^'  He
Wis   employed on   a  farm  owned by  a
banker.    One   day   he  walked  into the
office and said to me:    "That man   is the
best   I   ever worked   for."    "Why?"   I
asked, for I knew that  something funny
was coming from Ade.    "Well,"   he  re
clied, "he doesn't ask a man to do a day's
\k    in    ten    hours—he ... gives   him
Jteen."
rs. Ferguson had just returned  from
intertainment and  was in  ecstacies
over a  young woman  elocutionist who
had taken part in it.    She  had a trained
gown of dark purple  velvet,"  she  said,
'"with bodice trimmed in deep cape collar
of   real   Irish   lace  and lace cuffs.    She
%wore  her hair   pompadour   and   had  a
^/diamond cluster at her  throat."    "What
■[.did   she   recite?"   asked  Mr. Ferguson
V*Something   about   a little   girl  whose
\ other   lost   her   in the park, or some-
#/here.    I've  forgotten the  name of it
Tou know well enough what a wretched
iory   I   have.    But   it   was  awfulh
SVhat are you grinning about
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December 31, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Items of Interest.
Dr. Sven Hedin, the eminent Swedish
explorer, has just discovered in Thibet a
new "Dead Sea." It is far more wonderful than its Palestine prototype in
that it is at least ten times as extensive.
Its waters also contain an infinitely bigger proportion of salt. Indeed, the bottom was found, on sounding, to consist
of a vast unbroken bed of salt, and this
bed proved by borjng to be at least 806
yards thick.
In the state of Bermudez, Venezuela,
is a pitch lake of unknown depth and
vast extent. It was discovered some
years back by A. Howard Carper, an
American prospector, who, recognizing
the value of his find, succeeded in
acquiring a title thereto from the
Venezuelan government. Hundreds of
thousands of pounds' worth of asphalt
have since been exported from it. The
surface of the lake it so hard that for
some distance from sHore-it will support
the weight of a loaded train, but a few
yards below the surfate it is in a semifluid state, Several attempts have been,
made to sound it, out vainly, and the
natives assert that ft extends to the
bowels of the earth.   '
The island of Leld, in the Southern
Pacific, has been kno^p to voyagers for
many years past, bft it is only quite
recently that a landinlhas been effected
upon its shores. Itjs surrounded by
dangerous reefs and fiiged with a continuous ring of prelpices. These obstacles to easy acctfc were, however,
overcome by H. B. Strndale, who found
in the interior a plfect wilderness of
ruined cities, the walain some cases 12
feet thick and from q to 40 feet high.
They are in the formRf parallelograms,
200 feet by 100 feeflfor the most part,
but some are describJ as much longer.
Many of the buildfcs appear to have
been erected upon alficial islets, which
in turn are surrounda by canals lined
with stone.
But the most extrMdinary dissovery
of all took the shjSe of t,n extinct
volcano, which had'Jeen scarped and
walled to the very surJit so as to form
a complete, self-contaied, and practically impregnable fortls. What manner of people built the!mighty works?
Whence did they com J Whither have
they gone? Fronted I such questions
as these, even conjectulis dumb. Con
cerning them we ki* nothing—are
never likely to know aiffliing.
Even morewonderfulli a sense, is the
vast   subterranean   citylf   Mingal,   in
Turkestan,   unearthed  |  Mr.   Bower.
These   remarkable   ruirlre said to be
far more extensive than lose  of either
Herculaneum   or   Pompl      They   are
situated   16  miles from achar, on the
banks of the Shahyan rhland are  said
to have been built, as hislital, by King
Alrasiab, a contemporaryfcustam, who
ruled' over  a country   cJs«M^iMj^|^
the present   Chinese   Tuna
labor excavated and decorated
series of underground  corrido
temples and palaces, which cov
an area that M. Dupont, the  F:
plorer,   calculates   they   must
sorbed  the  equivalent  of thel
40,000  men  toiling  continuou
and day for 40 years.
NOTllll
The A. E. HOWSE Co'y, L'd
NEW YEAR--1905
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Dividend No 1 A, Dividend Fraction, ■
Iron Mask,  Dividend   A, Divide!
and Dividend No.   3 a  FractioJ
claims, situate in the Osoyoos y
ion of Yale district.   Where loca
dend mountain.
Take  notice   that I,  Reginald
agent for Robert Gaede, free mir
No. B78828 and James Riordan. f™
tificate No. B78824, intend, sixty 61
hereof to apply to the mining ra
tificates of improvements, for the
taining crown grants of the above
And further take notioe that acts
tion 37, must be commenced befora
of such certificate of improvements!
Dated this 7th day of December, A
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and your economical bump
S..,|j|;   at the same time with our
§        goods and prices.
It's not necessary to try us more than once.   J     1
By closely watching the market and discriminating in our purchases our stock is made up of just such goods as please the most
particular* Here are | a few random items picked out from a hun=
dred others for the holiday trade:
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Fresh Muscatel Raisins
|     Valencia       "
|     flalaga |
*'     Currants
Candied Peel
Figs
Dates
Oranges
Lemons
Apples
ine assortment of Toys and Fancy Goods
Suitable for Presents
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YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND
SPEROUS NEW YEAR.
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DECEMBER 31, 1904
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From $2.00 to $ tO.
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Terms: 1-3 Cash;
BaL 3 and 6 months,
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Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Cress,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Gmre.'
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