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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. 50.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, MARCH 26, J904.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
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New Mining Company,
Another new company has entered the
•list of incorporated mining companies in
the province, viz : The King Edward
Mines, Limited, non-personal liability,
head office, EairyJesgrJJ.C. Capital $500,-
000, in shares of $1 each. This company
has already acquired the King Edward
group situate on the west fork of Suesap
creek one mile above its forks and about
three miles from its confluence with the
Similkameen river, in the Osoyoos mining division.
The King Edward group consists of
the King Edward, Night Hawk, Westmoreland, V.V. & E., Johnny Bull, Tip
Top, Woodland, Bank of Fairview and
Kendall mineral claims.
The original owners have taken up all
the vendors' shares.in satisfaction of their
rights in above claims and part of the
treasury stock of the company is now
being placed before the public for subscription at 10 cents a share.
Nicola Mining Association.
The Lower Nicola-Coutlee and the
Nicola-Aspen Grove branches of the Provincial Mining association held a joint
meeting at Nicola Lake recently. The
report of A. E. Howse and his colleagues
who were the local delegates to the convention, was received and a vote of
thanks was tendered the delegation.
Those who had in hand the procuring of
an exhibit of minerals from the district
for the St. Louis exhibition reported that
925 pounds of specimens had been for
warded, which was a very creditable
showing indeed for these branches. After
the meeting the visitors were entertained
to a supper at the Driard hotel, the whole
proceedings being productive of much
good in bringing the possibilities of the
district to the front as well as keeping up
interest in the mining association.
Wake Up! Vancouver.
An American company is working at
Siwash creek near Yale. It claims to
have a rich property. The company has
gone to the expense of cutting a trail
through the rock three miles, cabling the
Fraser, and carrying in machinery, which
took a week to transport. It is now busy
erecting a stamp mill. As was stated at
the recent Mining Association convention
there is more legitimate mining going on
tributary to Vancouver than the business
men of that city ever dream of. If those
same business men would cease dream*
ing and throw off the railway monopoly
shackles that bind them and their cabinet representatives there would soon be
a competitive line of railway into the
Similkameen.
Over $90,000 was paid out by Rossland
mines in wages for the month of February. That is about the amount Princeton would be receiving from the mines
tributary were it fairly treated on the
railway question.
HEDLEY HAPPENINGS
CYANIDE PLANT
Singular Ambition to Become
Justice of the Peace—Fun
at the Club—Stuffed
Ballots  Used.
The 40-stamp mill and cyanide plant is
nearly complete.
D. J. McNally, who has had charge of
mill construction, will soon be leaving
here for Nelson, B.C., where he will begin
the erection of a mill for a Nelson syndicate on Forty-nine creek.
Great excitement here awaiting Mr.
Shatford's answer regarding a largely
signed petition favoring the appointment
of a prominent citizen as iustice of the
peace. Citizens are anxious about the
matter as the candidate is now threatened
with non-compliance to the Act regarding invisible means of livelihood. The
candidature is strongly endorsed by the
president of the local Conservative association, who says he will flop over to the
Socialists should his weighty influence
fail to take effect. A man of good judgment, like our worthy member, will undoubtedly respond with alacrity. Even
in the face of all this there is a radiant
smile on the visage of Mr. Winkler, president of the Socialist club, expecting the
advent of a new "comrade." <
Ah, Mr. Editor, if you want to see a
real hot thing, just off the grid, pay youi
two bits and join the Twentieth Century
club. You can feast your eyes on lovable beings and listen to the sirens, all
for two bits per moon. Every Friday
evening the brightly illuminated hall reverberates the hurrah of the encore committee. Countries and peoples are disputed over, woman's rights thrashed to
splinters and motions put and carried,
likewise amendments. There was a barrel of fun at last Friday's election of officers, some of the aspirants being defeated
by stuffed ballots. Next meeting a play
is to be put on the boards when some of
the greatest actin' ever witnessed will be
presented.   Come down, Mr. Editor, and
bring your friends.
Scrutator.
Hedley, March 19.
Duty on Oil Removed.
The Dominion government has taken
off the duty on petroleum when imported
for concentrating purposes, a move which
will have the hearty appreciation of all
interested in mining. The freight rate
charged by the C.P.R. is 16 cents a gallon and the manufacturers' price is 13
cents per gallon. It would not look well
to ask the poor railway company to
lower its rates but the manufacturer
might be persuaded to lower a point or
two.   'Poor railway' is used advisedly.
LOCAL PARAGRAPHS
TROUT FISHING
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Fire Alarm Wanted—Benefitted by   a Bath—Juvenile
S.P.C.A. — Lumbermen are Busy.
The trout fishing season, which formerly opened on the 16th inst. now begins
on the 26th.
Next .Friday being "Good Friday" is
a public holiday, also Easter Monday,
therefore no school will be held on those
days.
The word 'radium' was a misprint in
the item referring to Mr. Stevenson's loss
by fire in last week's Star—it should
have been 'iridium.'
J. Budd, who has been at the coast
early all winter, is now at Aspen Grove
'doing assessment work on his mines.
One of the most important things in
the fighting of fire is a good alarm. The
wardens will, no doubt, devise a serviceable one for the present.
A  very enjoyable Lenten  dance was
igiven at Jack Thynne's on the night of
the 18th inst., the popularity of the host
and hostess being well attested by the
large number of merrymakers in atten-
I dance. The old and accomplished exponents of Paganini, Messrs. Ross, Thynne
'and Rabbitt drew the bow deftly while
the rhythmic movements of the dancers
kept excellent time. Mr. and Mrs. Gibson of Princeton were present on the
occasion.
The stray mare advertised by A. Carlson will be sold today at noon, sharp, to
the highest bidder, on the plaza in front
of the hotel Jackson.
Get fat by drinking the buttermilk
made by Mrs. D. Young, Wolf creek.
Luke Gibson returned last Sunday with
a.big load of freight for the A. E. Howse
Company.
The invigorating effect of Hugh Cowan's baths was manifest on a man whose
last dip was two years ago when he accidentally fell into the Tuiameen, since
when he has suffered with a stiff limb.
Emerging from the bath on Sunday the
rigid muscles relaxed and he is now as
nimble as a kitten. Moral: Bathe often
at Cowan's, the barber.
Miss Moore has formed a juvenile
S.P.C.A. among her scholars. Kindness
to dumb animals is a mark of gentility in
training in rvoung or old. Miss Moore's
merciful efforts are worthy of every encouragement.
.There ip great activity in the lumber
camps about Princeton to get the logs out
before the snow goes. Approximately
some four million feet of timber have
been cut this winter. No more felling
will be/done this season.
Couft of revision and appeal March 30.
Northward Ho I
There is a wave of emigration setting
towards the Peace river country from
the Similkameen and Nicola districts^
which is the result of long deferred hopes
for a railway into this country. There is
no doubt as to the wheat growing qualities of the Peace although some 800 miles
north, and there is also no doubt about
a railway being built there. Those inducements are sufficient to settle it in
any man's mind whether it is better to
trek northward or remain here in enforced inactivity and strain his optics
to catch a glimpse of even a photograph
of a railway on the horizon of time. The
movement affects ranchers and mechanics
principally.
Americans on the Ground Floor.
The Vancouver World always takes a
kindly interest in the Similkameen and
Nicola districts and has the following in
a recent issue : ' 'Samples of Nicola and
Similkameen coal have been placed on
exhibition in this city. These districts
are commanning a great deal of attention
and, as usual, Americans are getting in
on the-ground floor. The great need of
these regions is railway communication.
This has been agitated for years but so
far without success. If the mines were
on the American side of the international ,
line they would have had a railway five
years ago."
Princeton Board of Trade.
At the regular meeting of the Princeton board of trade, after routine, a lot of
correspondence of a private nature was
received by the secretary, a special committee being appointed to deal with it.
The board was unanimously of opinion
that notwithstanding the deadlock in
railway matters it should still continue
to advocate the rights of the Similkameen
with undiminished fervor in respect of
rail, telephone and postal requirements.
The rules of order committee reported
progress. The following resolution was
introduced and carried: Resolved—That
the boards of trade in the Yale-Cariboo
parliamentary division be respectfully
invited to cooperate with the Princeton
board of trade in urging upon the Dominion government the necessity for a
telephoneSine to link the Similkameen
with the outside world.
Sportsmen Coming.
Two hundred and fifty parties have
been booked in New York for sporting
trips through northern Canada and British Columbia during the coming summer.
A large party of wealthy New Yorkers
will travel from Golden north around the
Big Bend of the Columbia river to Rev-
elstoke. If it's fish these sports want
Princeton and vicinity beat the world for
trout and if it's game, why, there are 'all
kinds' here. For pleasure and profit a
trip to Princeton is unsurpassed.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
March 26, 1904
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C
-flry-
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager
One Year,
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
Payable in Advance.
$2.00
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Pour weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising. '
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
on account of its progressive railway policy but because of economy
and prudence shown in the administration of the affairs of the country.    While the Similkameen has
never had its needs appreciaoly recognized by the Dominion government the fault was not owing to a
lack of money nor a disposition to
not do the right thing, but the failure to impress forcibly the things
desired.
Ra Ha ROGERS
M.A., B.CX.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc,
OLALLA P.O.
Slmikameen, B.C.
GROWING TIME IN CANADA.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
The remarkable growth of Canada
in wealth and population during the
past three or four years  is the subject of much comment with statesmen and the press throughout the
world.    But a few years ago Canada  was  a great lone   land with
only a narrow strip  of civilization |
along the boundary between it and
the United States.   Today that strip
has expanded  to the Arctic circle,
a thousand miles distant, embracing
a country rich in minerals, agriculture, timber and fish.    The Peace
river,   Yukon,   Hudson's bay and
Labrador  districts    formerly were
likened to the cold, inhospitable and
barren  steppes of Siberia, fit only
for the   convict  or the aborigine.
Today these districts are the centres
of attraction for the settler, adventurer and explorer.
The change in the tide of emigration  northwards is   owing to the
railway policy of the  Laurier administration.    Another  transcontinental railway from the Atlantic to
the Pacific, though  opposed by the
Conservatives  and   the   Canadian
Pacific railway   company,   is  now
certain    of  construction    and,   no
doubt, within a score of years, under
progressive    government   a   third
transcontinental   railway   will   be
found necessary.  The Grand Trunk
Pacific, besides giving employment
to an army of men while it is building, will induce thousands of all the
civilized races and kindreds to settle
in the country.   And this commingling of the races  will be found advantageous in generating a healthy
spirit of rivalry in  trade and occupation  as  well as producing a fine
and stalwart people physically.
Canada was never more prosperous than at the present time. Surplus of revenue over expenditure
is the boast of the liberal government, indeed it seems to be a part
of its settled policy to limit expenses
within receipts. The opening up
and development of the north country will benefit the older settled portions of the Dominion by creating
a market for its manufactures and
Various other products which a new
country is always in need of. It
is hoped, therefore, that the present government will be sustained
in  the  coming elections, not only 1
The statement that British Columbia is on the verge of an era of
greater prosperity has no small justification owing to the fact that large
dividends are announced for the
first time from some of the big mining industries. Dividends are a
great incentive and there are many
millions of them unallotted in and
near Princeton. It takes capital
and energy to extract them, but
they are here just the same.
It seems a little odd that a number of people having considerable
investments in this country and
resident also should find fault with
the laws while they neglect to put
their names on the voters' list or
even become citizens. If the laws
are wrong help to make them right
by using vote and influence in that
direction. One intelligent voter is
worth more than a hundred grumblers without votes when a remedy
is needed in the laws.
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It is stated on good authority
that the Great Northern railway is
the only one in British Columbia
which issues stop-over tickets.
Persons travelling to Vancouver or
Victoria from Kootenay by that
line are privileged in this way to
do business or spend their leisure
as suits them, without inconvenience or further expense for fare.
This is a matter the railway commission might regulate.
Paardeburg Day has become a
recognized annual event in commemoration of the Canadians who
fell in that sanguinary fight. For
their steadiness and determination
in this and all other engagements
in South Africa they received nothing but the highest encomiums
from the commander-in-chief down.
But Canadians are a peace-loving
and peaceable people, fighting only
when forced to do so, and then to
win.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
of Loomis,  Washing-
To WILLIAM  McGRU
ton, U.S.
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, vou fail or re-
fuse to contribute your portion of the expenditure required by section 24 of the Mineral Act,
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes ijaf British
Columbia, 1897, in respect of the St. Paul and
Union Jack mineral claims, situate on Similkameen river, Osoyoos mining division of Yale
district, British Columbia, together with all costs
of advertising your interest in said claim shall
become vested in your co-owners, I,. J. Griffin of
Hedley and Ja's. Bruce, free miner, who have
made the required expenditure. The amount
due by you, not Including costs is $33l$&iinQiSck
claim.
Dated, 20th day of December, 1903.
■Has! BRUCE.
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COLL., SC D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
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.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To ANTONIO SCARPEMX and any person to
whom he may have transferred his interest in
the Victoria and Two Brothers mineriji claims
situate at 16-Mile Creek in the Osoyoos mining
division of Yale distri<Sr
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 nee essary to enable me to hold said claims and you are hereby
required to contribute vour share or proport-
ion 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 Act
and Amending Actsrr
Dated this 12th day of December, 1903.
FRANCESCO FERA.
SALEof GOVERNMENT LAND
BY TENDER.
l^OTICE is hereby given that under instruc-
* ' tions. sealed tenders endorsed "Tender for
Lot 2465, Osoyoos," will be received by the undersigned up to noon on
Wednesday, the 16th dag 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 MARE.
J, PIERCY & Co.,
WHOLESALE
DRY GOODS
VICTORIA, B. G
MANUFACTURERS OF
Clothing, Top Shirts and
Underwear.
tuchetto
ipise
Nl¥IJ:l
Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada
/TAME 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. 27,1004.
STRAY 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 hip, PJ on left shoulder
and >S on right shoulder. If not claimed in
thirty days will be sold to pay expenses.
Olalla, Feb. 20, 1904. JOE MARCIL.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
THE KING'S ENGLISH.
How a French-Canadian Used it in
a Business Letter.
The following letter was given the
Star for publication and is an instance
of the amusing contortions to which the
King's English is subject in the handwriting of our French fellow countryman :
Dear Sir: I recuv de Bicykel witch i
by from you alrite, but for why you don't
send me no saddel. Wat is de use of de
bicykel when she dont hav no saddel. I
am loose to me a customer, shure ting,
by no having de saddel, an dat not very
plaisure for me. Wat is de mattair wit
you mr. Jones an companee! Is not my
mon so good lak anoder mans. You loos
to my trade an i am veree anger for dat.
Now i tole you   dat   you are one d	
fools and no good monsieur F. P. Jones
an companee. i send you back at waunce
your bicykel tomorrow bekause you are
such d foolishness peoples.
Yours Respeckfullee,
J. B. ST. Denis.
—P.S.: Since i rote dis lettair i find de
saddel in de box, excuse me.
Similkameen and Nicola the Goals.
At a recent meeting of the directors
and shareholders of the Bellingham Bay
& British Columbia it was decided to
expend three million dollars to extend
the road now running from Whatcom to
Maple Falls along the Skagit river, on
the American side, through the Mt.
Baker district, tapping the big mining
section there, and to a point on the
American side nearest the Similkameen
valley mines. It was said at Sumas that
the scheme was part of a proposition
whereby the coal mines of the Similkameen and Nicola valleys were to be
opened up. The fact is vouched for that
the meeting decided to extend the road
through an easy American pass via Mt.
Baker district to a point about 30 miles
distant from Princeton. There is also a
persistent rumor that Jim Hill is behind
it and his goal was the Nicola valley coal
mines.
JAS. CLARK
WATCHMAKER f
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 COURT HOUSE, 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 February, 1904,
ALEC, D. MACINTYRE,
Judge of said Court.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
Just Opened
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March 26, 1904
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SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
To GEORGE H. COLLINS, of the City of Green
wood, B.C.
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, 3 ou fail or refuse to contribute your portion of the expenditure required by section 24 of the " Mineral Act,"
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia, 1897, in respect of the Little Pittsburgh, Whale, Bullon Beck and Florence
mineral claims, situate on Twenty-Mile creek, in
the Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District, British Columbia, together with all costs of
advertising, your interest in said claim shall become vested in your co-owner, Thomas Brad-
shaw, of Twenty-Mile Creek, Free Miner, who
has made the required expenditure.
The amount due by you in respect of each of
the said mineral claims, not including costs, is
$25.62%.
Dated this 21st day of November, 1903.
New Era of Prosperity.
T. G. Blackstock, vice-president of the
Centre Star and War Eagle company has
recently returned from B.C. to Toronto.
He states the mining industry is on the
verge of a new era of prosperity. He
said the prospects were that within a very
short time Montreal and Toronto capitalists would be asked to compete for the
establishment of plants for the manufacture of the by-products of the lead
mines. The plan was being backed by
the C.P.R. and the output, to begin with,
would be between seven and eight thousand tons per year.
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they desire to be shaved, and a barber,
smiling—for the boy's face was altogether
beardless—tucked a towel about him,
lathered him, and then, strolling to the
doorway, began to smoke a cigarette.
The freshman waited in silence a few
minutes. Then he exclaimed: "Hey,
what are you doing there?" "Smoking,"
said the barber. "Well, why don't you
shave me?" "I am waiting for your
beard to grow," the barber answered.
Hostess—You appear to be in deep
thought, Tommy. Tommy—Yes'm. Ma
told me if you asked me to have some
cake I was to say something an' I've
been here so long now I forgot what it
was.
How far can a rabbit go into the woods?
Answer;—To the centre. If he goes any
farther he is going out.
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The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
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Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
A grand ball was given at Summerland
recently at which a number of Penticton
bontons were present to enliven the occasion.     ''-'^rS
Owing to a broken spring resulting
from bad roads the passengers on the
Welby Royal Mail line to Penticton got
a shaking up on a recent trip.
F. W. Groves. P.L.S., has recently surveyed a ranch for Gordon Murdoch.
It is proposed to photograph the foundation members of the board of trade and
thus hand down to posterity the pioneers
who have built eo wisely and well. . It is
doubtful if there is a camera in the country that would stand the strain.
Mrs'. J:' H. Jackson was badly scalded on her wrist and hand while preparing
some material used in the renovation of
the new board of trade rooms. But for
her great presencet&f mind it would have
been much more serious and incapacitated
her from her accustomed duties.
Six degrees aboye zero Thursday morning made the robins and meadow larks
a trifle hoarse.    Come, gentle Spring !
Mrs. F. P. Cook of Granite creek was
a visitor to Princeton this week.
E. A. Haggan, of the Kootenay. Mail,
is about to start a Liberal paper at Vernon. A fine field' for Mr. Haggan's
energy and ability is presented and a
large circulation for his paper is assured.
Many of the large ranchers in the
Okanagan district are subdividing their
land into small holdings, suitable for
fruit raising. Price Ellison has recently
put twelve hundred acres in the hands of
agents for disposal.
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.
Princeton Assessment District.
I T^OTiCIJ is hereby giv.en, in accordance with
i g| the Statutes, that Provincial revenue tax
and assessed taxes and income tax, assessed and
■ levied under the "Assessment Act" and amendments, are due and payable on the 1st day of
April, 1904. All taxes collectible for the Princeton Assessment District are due and payable at
my office, situate at the Court House, Princeton.
1 This notice, in terms of law, is equivalent to a
personal demand by me upon all persons liable
for taxes. -
Dated at Princeton, March 19, 1904.
HUGH HUNTER,
Assessor and Collector,
Princeton Assessment District,
I Princeton Post Office.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To GEORGE H. SPROUXE 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, iqoo.
Dated this 21st day of November, 1903.
M. McGONIGLE, Fairview.
Strong
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.
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 impro%'e-
ments, for the   purpose  of obtaining  a crown
grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under sec-
tion'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 mining1 division of Yale district. Where
located : On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Hannibal L. Jones, free miner's certi-
fiestte No. 5663374, and Arth'ui- B. Clabon, free
■miner's certificate No. B75545, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, fojr the
purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above
claim. .'"';
And further'take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 12th day of Februaiy, 1904.
NOTICE.
Tune Bug mineral claim, situate in the Sim'
ilkameen mining division of Yale district:
Where located : On Copper mountain,   j
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, free miner's
certificate No. B72044, acting tor 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 1 otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the isstjantje
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this nth day <?f 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, j
.irid further; take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this nth day of February, 1904.
NOTICE.
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. 875545, Edward Brown, free
miner's certificate, No. B75318, and Smith Curtis,
free miner's certificate No. B75317, intend 60 days
from the date-hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claim.
And further take notice that action, under sec-
titsn 37, must be commencedr"befdre" the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of Febr^iry, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Nubian fractional mineral claim, situateTjn the
Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where located : On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W.. Groves, acting as
agent for Arthur B. Clabon, free miner's certificate No. B75545, Edward Brown, free ' miner's
certificate, B75318, and Smith Curtis, free 'miner's
certificate, No. B75317, intend, sixty days front
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a certificaie oi improvements for the purpose
of obtaining a crown  grant of the above claims,
And further take notice that action, under secT
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of February, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
HpHIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
*     the Chief Commissioner of I,ands 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 4^ 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.
NOTICE.
TAKE NOTICE that sixty days'after date I
intend to apply to the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of I,ands and Works for permission to
purchase iorty acres of Crown lands for pasturing purposes: Commencing at a post marked F.
Frembd's S.W. corner on the east and west line
on the north end of my pre-emption in Otter
Valley, thence running 20 chains north, thence
20 chains east, thence 20 chains south, thence
20 chains west to place of commencement.
F. FREMBD.'
Dated March 12th, 1904.
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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
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NICOLA
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
the C.   P.  R. **«*&****'*+***********+
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March 26, 1904.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
m
CHANGEABLE MR. TARTE.
He Has Been Flaying Folitical See-
Saw All His Life.
Everybody acquainted with the political
career of Israel Tarte knows his unreliability as friend or foe of any political
party, for he has all the qualities of the
chameleon in being able to change his
coat as occasion, or ambition may dictate
to him. Grit and twice a Tory, his vanity
has played odd pranks with his career, in
leading him to think he was capable of
being premier of Canada. The door was
closed to his ambition in the Liberal
household so he removed to the Conservative domicile. He has already ousted his
fellow French-Canadian Tory leader in
Quebec, his next step will be to oust Mr.
Borden from the leadership of the party
in parliament. While minister of public
works under Sir Wilfrid Laurier Mr.
Tarte never did anything for the Similkameen, though urged to continue the telephone line from Nicola Lake to Princeton. .
The Halifax Herald on February 22,
1900, just about four years ago, expressed
a fervent desire to see Mr. Tarte treated
summarily by the premier. He was a
very bad man, then ; and was quite unfit
to hold a position in the government.
"We want no repetition of the Afrikander Bund in Canada with its sowing of
seed, the harvest of which is blood," the
Herald observed. "Canada is and must
ever remain an integral portion of the
British Empire ; and the man who goes
about stirring up race feeling against the
empire because the majority happens to
be of another race than those appealed to
is not only a traitor but a very despicable
traitor. The French-Canadians to whom
these seditious appeals have been made
have every right that any • other kind of
British subjects have, and have no just
grievance against the empire whose flag
protects them. The appeals are therefore made for purely treasonable purposes,
and should be so regarded and treated.
And, first of all, Tarte must be kicked
out of the government—not allowed to
resign, but kicked out." Yet Tarte, the
traitor, is today one of the leaders of the
Herald's party—its "master," in fact.
The Herald and its friends have taken
him to their arms with joy, traitor as he
is. Mr. Tarte must be enjoying himself
hugely, as he notes how his oldtime
libellers kowrtow before him.
Marching Through Corea.
[The Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Siberian rifles are leaving Port Arthur on their
way to Corea.—News Item.]
Smite the drumskys, boyseroff, we'll have
another song!
Sing it as we used to singsky, fifty thousand strong!
Sing with a spiritsky to start the world
along,
While we go marching through Corea !
Hurrahsky!    Hurrahsky!    Behold    our
fighting vansky!
Tigeroff!   Tigeroff!   Watch     us   smash
Japansky,
We will provesky that the Czar's a nifty
little mansky,
While we are marching through Corea!
Watch old Ivan Blowsky as he sounds the
bugle call,
Turn the picture of Japan aroundsky to
the wall;
Let   no Japanese   escape, but shootroff
them all,
While we are marching through Corea!
Hurrahsky!   Hurrahsky!    We    prithee
watch our smokesky!
Tigeroff! Tigeroff! If we let one blokesky:
Get away alive and safe I only hope we
chokesky,
While we are marching through Corea!
THE;
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LIMITED
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March 26, 1904
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PRESENT PRICES OF
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From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot.oft oft
Size of Lots 50x100
Ft. and 33x100 Ft.
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent, per annum, oft
British Columbia.
Government Head-
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quarters For le liiisiiieeii District.
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.
FINE CLIMATE
and PURE WATER
ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM
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ERNEST  WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION  FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.
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