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Finger of Wealth Points to Princeton.
Toil is the Price of Success—Adversity is the Trial of Principle.
No other District Presents such Varied Opportunities for Investment as the Similkameen—Real Estate will never be Purchased at a lower Price
than the Present Rates—Enormous Coal Measures—Over Three Thousand Square Miles of Mineral Area—Sportsman's Elysium.
Vol. v.   No. 40.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
Important    Mining   Transac=
tions in Copper Mountain Properties.
Great Northern Information Bureau
Supplied with General Mining Intelligence.
Platinum ore from Kennedy mountain
has recently been sent to Newark, N.J.
for analysis, the supposition being that
it was impregnated with sufficient of this
valuable metal to make it a rich prospect.
Former assays gave low values but better
results are now looked for. Other samples were sent to Minneapolis for private
■ experimentation.
The Helen Gardner and Copper Farm
mineral claims on Copper mountain,
owned chiefly by C. Saunders and J.
Miller, have been bonded for $160,000, of
which amount 5 per cent, has already
been paid These claims are near the
Sunset and are said to be equally valuable.
From information received from an official of the Boulder Mining Co. it is
stated that assays made of Cousin Jack
ore averaged $6 per ton, which, considering the enormous body of it and intx
pensive treatment required. makes it a
valuable property. A small stamp mill
and compressor is expected to be installed this summer and further development and exploration undertaken.
Stock to the extent of 51 per cent, of
the whole of the Sunset on Copper mountain has been recently disposed of to
foreign parties. The new controlling
element, after selecting their officials, it
is understood, will proceed with large
development works and put this justly
famous mine upon an extensive shipping
basis. The identity of the new owners
will probably not be revealed for a considerable time but enough is already
known to connect them with a big railway corporation.
The fact that two well known groups
of claims on Copper mountain have been
recently sold or bonded has caused some
speculation as to tbe origin of this new
move to acquire mineral ground there.
The general belief is that an organized
syndicate in touch with the railway corporations having charters through the
Similkameen is now, with as much sec-
resy as possible, securing eligible properties in this section. One thing is certain—mineral properties will never be
cheaper than they are today.
The Vermilion Forks Co. have Hewat
Bros, engaged in excavating at the pit
head of their coal mine. When completed the convenience afforded teamsters
and freighters will be much appreciated
besides making the tunnel more secure.
Regular shipments have been made to
the Daly Reduction Co. at Hedley where
the steaming qualities of the coal are
being tested with, so far, highly satisfactory results.
Dan Coutenay writes from Bozeman,
Mont., that he has spent an exceedingly
pleasant winter with old tillicums there,
but he longs to get back to the Similka-.
meen so that he may get a big swig of its
pure water. He is in touch with some
Butte capital and will bring some of it
with him to develop Champion creek
mining properties. He heard from a
reliable source that Jim Hill stated he
would build his railway into the Similkameen this year.
Application will be made to parliament
or the gold commissioner to have the
name "Granite Creek Gold Group"
changed to "Rising Sun," which is the
national emblem of Japan. The change
is made in recognition of the glorious
ascendancy of the Jap over the Russ in
recent engagements and also in honor of
a nation of "fair women and brave men."
May the Rising Sun never set till all its
owners are millionaires!
Hedley Concentrates.
About 25 miners have been added to
the Nickel Plate force during the past
two weeks.
Selling the stuff that cheers, on Sunday, is still forbidden, but you can study
hole cards.
Fresh hen fruit is 60c. per dozen.
Charles Selquist, the miner who was
crushed between cars in an ore train and
had several ribs broken is doing nicely.
Druggist Love's daily bulletins are
eagerly read. When business is quiet
be surely makes it livelv for the denizens.
Last week the "Bailey Deduction Co."
suspended operations. The shut down
is only temporary.
A test is being made of the Princeton
coal at the Daly Reduction works. It is
proving satisfactory for steam purposes.
Lagrippe is doing business in Hedley.
Grip germs fatten on high livers If the
germs are not expelled they generally
cause a funeral in the family.
Funds to the amount of $>5®£have been
raised for a hospital. Everyone should
give his mite as a hospital is needed.
C. A. C. Stewart has bought the Hotel
Penticton, and Percy Marks is building
a new hotel, while T. FHis is erecting a
house, all at Penticton.
Yesterday was the 17th of Ould Ireland
and no one the worse of the crathur.
Rev. Fowlie will preach in Fairview
The pipe dreams of the Princeton correspondent in the Hedley Gazette are
heavy, indeed. It must be a powerful
strong drug he uses.
The Victoria correspondent of the Hedley Gazette says many flattering things
about   L.  W.  Shatford,   Similkameen's
own and   only representative.    The cor
respondent is, no doubt, L. W. Shatford.
Premier   McBride a Political
Somnambulist—No Rail3
way Legislation.
Believed that   Great   Northern will
Build and Hope for a Change
in Government.
The railway situation in the legislature
at Victoria is' at it was last week and at
the beginning of the session a month ago
and as far back as when the "first Conservative government B.C ever had" took
office eighteen months ago. Nochangi!
The people are wearied with the monotony of unfulfilled promises. Another
summer or autumn railway session in
process of incubation. Thieves! for this
government steals the time and money
of the people under pretence of legislation Procrastination, deception and
stagnation ought to be the motto of the
McBride government. The member
for Similkameen should resign from his
seat since he cannot secure a coast to
Kootenay railway and his constituents
now recognize this procedure as the quickest way to obtain the much desied end.
It would be a somewhat rude awakening
to McBride's somnambulism but none
the less deserved.
There is nothing to indicate immediate construction on the-V.V. & E. All
the contractors who were engaged in the
Boundary last year for the Great Northern are awaiting orders from headquarters to proceed west of Midway. They
are maintaining large camp equipments
and work horses at great expense which
could be kept much cheaper east of the
Rockies. The inference is that they are
in daily expectancy of working orders or
they would remove their outfits. The
Great Northern will build and hope for
favorable legislation in new government.
Bachelors Entertain with Dance.
On Friday night the 10th inst., the
bachelors again entertained citizens and
country consins by giving a ball, in all
probability the last of the season now
that Lenten fasting has begun. Everybody seemed in the best of fettle and
nimble feet kept time to stirring music
till cock crowing warned the merrymakers of another day. The bachelors may
well be congratulated for their successful
efforts during the past winter in provid:
ing social entertainment and festive occasion. As a result of these reunions a
few bachelors will, so it is rumored, take
upon themselves the duties and cares of
a benedict. The ladies, ever responsive
and true helpmates that they are, provided excellent refreshments at midnight
for which the bachelors express sincere
thanks. Messrs. McAulay and Ross deftly
drew the bow in good time and tone and
the floor was never better.
New Land Becording Division.
The usefulness of the Princeton board
of trade has often been commented upon
and exemplified by its active influence
with both the federal and provincial governments. Its memorandum to the provincial government a few weeks ago re-
gaiding the inconvenience and confusion
caused by the ill adapted boundaries of
the land divisions has brought forth good
fruit. The following taken from the B.C.
Gazette is of interest to residents of this
district. A new land recording division
has been established, with, it is understood, office at Fairview under supervision of C. A. R. Lambly when the law
becomes effective: "Notice is hereby
given that from and after the 30th day of
June, 1905, the following described portion of the Osoyoos division of Yale district will be withdrawn from the said
Osoyoos division,, and that the said portion will be established a separate land
recording division, to be known and designated as the Similkameen division of
Yale district, viz : Commencing at a point
on the international boundary where it
is intersected by Pasayton creek, which
is also the south-east corner of Yale land
recording district; thence following
northerly along the said creek and the
south fork of the Similkameen river to
its junction with the Tuiameen river;
thence westerly along the Tuiameen
river to the mouth of China creek;
thence northerly along China creek to
its intersection with the south boundary
of lot 969, group 1, Kamloops division of
Yale district; thence due east to the eastern bank of Okanagan river; thence in a
northerly direction, following the eastern
shore of Okanagan river and Okanagan
lake, to a point distant 56 miles due north
of the inteanational boundary; thence
due east to the western boundary of the
Kootenay land recording district; thence
southerly following the said western
boundary of Kootenay district to the 49th
parallel; thence west along the 49th parallel to the place of commencement."
Messrs. Marpole and McKay were in
Princeton last Sunday on a tour through
the Similkameen having come from
Spence's Bridge j on horseback. After
seeing as much as they could in a hurried
visit they were "more profoundly convinced than ever that even the most
roseate description of the country in the
newspapers was not exaggerative. They
took away with them no hearsay evidences of the mineral wealth here, for)
they saw, touched and handled coal and
ore until they became fairly mineralized
and so much magnetized that Mr. Mar-
pole will come again in about three
weeks. Both gentlemen have interests
in acreage property at Keremeos which
is being subdivided into small fruit holdings. At Penticton they met the elder
Mr. Marpole, who is C.P.R. superintendent, and Mr. Kilpatrick.
March 18, 1905.
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. B.  Howse, Manager.
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Payable in Advance.
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 io and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
All cheques to be made payable to
Driven to every extreme in the
effort to " raise the wind " to meet
pressing financial obligations the
provincial government now seeks
to lower its expenditure on education by making the various school
districts largely provide for the
maintenance of schools. In thus
shirking the responsibility which
properly belongs to the state the retrogressive methods of the McBride
government are once again illustrated in unmistakable manner. Of
all that pertains to the general welfare of a people nothing is so vital
as that of a ready means ot education and it is for this reason that
some central authority, such as tbe
federal or provincial, should retain
absolute control of and be responsible for this necessary adiunct of
twentieth century civilization. Back
in the nineteenth century the methods now proposed by the minister
of education were in vogue and it
shows a lack of originality, to say
the least, or ability to devise some
progressive measure whereby present difficulties might be overcome.
When a government attempts to
shift the burden of education it is
a sign of incompetency and it is an
. indication of mental decrepitude
which fails to keep in line with the
march of progress. What this
country requires is not less expenditure on education nor a changed
responsibility but reorganization
and elevation of the standard of
the whole system of education.
people of their sincerity in the matter of genuine economy. But, unfortunately, the "first conservative
government of B.C." gives no evidence in practise upon themselves
of what they preach to others. Indeed, their professions of economy
have all been discounted by their
actions, for, while they announce a
surplus of revenue over expenditure for last fiscal year they are
extremely solicitous that taxes remain as burdensome as ever, and
even advocate some new ones.
Residents of Princeton and vicinity will not take very kindly to the
new school bill when they have
added to their burdens tbe sum
over and aboye the government
grant for teacher's salary and the
little icktas necessary in upkeep of
the school. That is to say, the
teacher receiving $55 a month or a
yearly sum of $660, local residents
will be required to put up $210, the
government paying the balance of
$450. If $100 of this amount be
provided by residents the government will offset it with another $100
and no more, which will leave $110
to be raised by those who are subject to special school taxes. It is
not improbable that some of the
sparsely settled school districts will
be obliged to close school doors
as a result of this new measure.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license tc prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
Commencing at a post marked W. Rice's initial post on the east bank of Coldwater river
Nicola, adjoining the Garesche Green estate,
And running 80 chains east, 80 chains south,
80 chains west, 80 chains north, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
W. RICE, Locator.
Jos. Graham, Agent.
February 10th, 1905.
Numbers 1, 4, 5, 18, 19, 23, and Yellow Jacket
mineral claims situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district.   Where located:  On Copper mountain, Voigt's camp.
Take notice that I, C. JB. Shaw, agent for M.
A. Voigt,    free   miner's  certificate No. B72128,
intend,    sixty   days   from    the    date   hereof
to    apply    to   the    Mining     Recorder   for  a
certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining  a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February, a.d. 1905.
C. JB- Shaw, P.L.S.
R. S. mineral claim,   situate  in   the   Similkameen   mining   division   of    Yale    district.
Where   located:  Copper  mountain, Voigt's
Take notice that I, C. JB- Shaw, agent for M.
A. Voigt, free   miner's certificaie   No.   B72128,
and J. W. Cook,   free    miner's   certificate No.
B72127,    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 1 otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February, A.D. 1905.
C. JB. Shaw, P.L.S.
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
640 acres of land situate on Verde mountain in
the Osoyoos division of Yale district and more
particularly described as follows : Commencing
at a post about two miles north of Voigt's camp
and running 80 chains north, 80 chains east,
80 chains south, 80 chains west, back to point of
Voigt's Camp, Jan. 2nd, 1905.
From returns presented to the
legislature it will be noticed that
the government has sold large areas
of timbered land for mere paltry
sums. It is quite probable that
some friend of the government is
fattening at the public crib or these
lands would have been sold by tender. If sign competition were permitted for all the government has
to dispose of there would be a fuller
treasury and no increased burdens
as in the case of the education bill.
Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in
the Province of British Columbia.
THIRTY 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 post marked R. Mackenzie's
initial post, at the north-west coiner of Chas;
Stirling's ranch,
And running east 60 chains, south 60 chains,
west 60 chains, north 60 chains, to point of commencement.
February 10th, 1905.
If the "first conservative government that British Columbia has ever
had" is sincere in its alleged desire
to economize where could it more
reasonably  use the pruning knife
than  in cutting  out  a lot of atrophied   limbs    from     departmental
shrubs,  and in reducing the number of legislators  by about a half?
The province as it now is has more
legislators per capita than any other
country  on  the  face of the earth,
while the cabinet ministers have the
least to do for their money than
many of the great political potentates in  much wealthier countries.
A reduction  in  their salaries and
lopping    off    travelling   expenses
hither and thither about the continent and across the ocean would,
John Morley, who recently visited
America, says of his observations
in Canada : "Canada abounded in
interesting questions, with many
undercurrents which before he had
scarcely realized. Nothing struck
one more among the population to
that great Dominion than the fervor
with which the British section
gloried in connection with Great
Britain, or the contentment with
which the French and Catholic section also accepted the same generous rule. There was in the Dominion a people of which Great Britain
might well be proud, and as to
whose future she was bound to entertain, as he himself entertained,
the most sanguine hopes."
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.
The Section of Mines of the Dominion Geological department has
issued a statement of the total value
of the mineral product of Canada
for roo4 which amounts to $60,043,-
Flagstaff, Copper Kettle No. i, Searchlight and
Mta>j?:vada mineral claims, situate in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale district.   Where
located :  On Flagstaff mountain, about one
mile southeast of the townsite of Olalla.
Take notice that I, Reginald Heber Rogers, as
agent for Robert Gaede   free miner's certificate
No. B78828 and Tames Riordan, free miner's certificate No. £78824, 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
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 18th day of January, A.D. 1905.
165.    In B.C. placer mining shows
more than   all   else, convince the an increased output.
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 obtaining a
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.]'
A LICENSE to cut timber can be acquired only at public competition. A
rental of $5 per square mile is charged
for all timber berths excepting those situated west of Yale for which the rental is
at the rate of 5 cents per acre per annum.
In addition to the rental dues at the
following rates are charged : Sawn ium-
ber, 50 cents per thousand feet B.M. Railway ties, eight and nine feet long, 1%
and \}i cents each. Shingle bolts, 25
cents a cord. All other products, 5 per
cent on the sales.
A license is issued so soon as a berth is
granted, but in unsurveyed territory no
timber can be cut on a berth until the
licensee has made a survey thereof.
Permits to cut timber are also granted
at public competition, except in the case
of actual settlers who require the timber
for their own use.
Settlers and others may also obtain permits to cut up to 100 cords of wood for
sale without competition.
The dues payable under a permit are
$1.50 per thousand feet B.M., for square
timber and saw logs of any wood except
oak; from Vt, to iyi cents per lineal foot
for building logs; from 12^ to 25 cents
per cord for wood; 1 cent for fence posts;
3 cents for railway ties; and 50 cents per
cord on shingle bolts. .
Leases for grazing purposes are issued
for a term of twenty one years at a rental
of two cents an acre per annum.
Coal lands may be purchased at $10 per
acre for soft coal and $20 for anthracite.
Not more than 320 acres may be acquired
by one individual or company.
Royalty at the rate of 10 cents per ton
of 2,000 pounds is collected on the gross
Entries for land for agricultural purposes may be made personally at the local
land office for the district in which the
land to be taken is situated, or if the
homesteader desires, he may, on application to the minister of the interior at
Ottawa, the commissioner of immigration at Winnipeg, or the local agent for
the district within vvhich the land is situated, receive authority for some one to
make entry tor him.
A fee of fio is charged for for a homestead entry.
A settler who has received an entry for
a homestead is required to perform the
conditions connected therewith under
one of the following plans:
1. At least six months' residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
during the term of three years. It is the
practice of the department to require a
settler to bring 15 acres under cultivation, but if he prefers he may substitute
stock; and 20 head of cattle, to be actually his own property, with buildings for .
their occupation, will be accepted instead
of the cultivation.
2. If the father (or mother, if the father is deceased) of any person who is
eligible to make a homestead entry under
the provisions of the act, resides upon a
farm in the vicinity of the land entered
for by such person as a homestead, the
requirements of the Act as to residence
prior to obtaining patent may be satisfied
by such person residing with the father
or mother.
3. If the settler has his permanent residence upon farming land owned by him
in the vicinity of his homestead, the requirements of the Act as to residence
may be satisfied by residence upon the
said land.
Application for a patent should be made
at the end of three years before the local
agent, sub agent or a homestead inspector.
Before making an application for a
patent the settler must give six months'
pmace in writing to the commissioner of
HSominion lands at Ottawa, of his intention to do so.
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, Feb. 4,1905.
centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
F. W. Groves E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
March 18, 1905
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., went to Keremeos last Monday to survey on the Coult-
hard ranch which was recently purchased by Vancouver parties. Mr. Groves
has recently supplied the Information
Bureau of the Great Northern railway
company with statistics and data regarding the minerals of this camp.
Spring improvements are going on
apace. Messrs. McFarlane and Campbell and Bryant, Willerson and Johnson
are building fences, making posy beds
and otherwise beautifying their premises.
Ernest Thomas has gone to Penticton
to take in the building boom.
For Sale—A thoroughbred Irish, field,
spaniel pup. Apply to F. A. Howse,
With so much attention directed to
western Canada, a dainty little up-to-date
map of Manitoba is a timely gift from its
publishers, the Stovel Co. of Winnipeg.
This map is the first one produced in
Canada by the "cerotype" or wax process. In addition to the handsome map
in eight colors, there is an index containing the name of every post office and
railway station in the province. This
little vest pocket convenience'is sold at
15 cents. Such a map of the Similkameen would be very serviceable in showing mining camps, trails, &c. The board
of trade should give the matter consideration.
Any person desiring the publications
issued by the Dominion department of
agriculture may procure them by sending his address to Dr. W. Saunders, director of experimental farms, Ottawa.
The engagement of C. B. L. Lefroy, a
prominent Liberal of Vernon, to Miss
Georgiana Ellis, daughter of T. Ellis of
Penticton, is announced.
Hotel Jackson is being renewed in
foundation and will receive a fresh coat
of paint in front.
C. E. Thomas is making improvements
to his store in anticipation of increased
business during railway construction.
Emil Voigt has left Victoria, wh°re he
has been in consultation with Premier
McBride and Hon. R. Green, commissioner of lands and works, in which, it is
understood, he is seeking radical changes.
Mr. Voigt is one of the most energetic
and capable mining men in the Similkameen and will, no doubt, receive rich reward for his plodding perseverance in
the development and promotion of his
large Copper mountain mining interests.
C. Snowden was in town last weeK tripping his light fantastic toe at the dance.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank . of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,235,280.00. Reserve fund
and surplus profits, $2,140,176. 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.
HTHIRTY 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 post placed ten chains south
of the south-west corner of lot 1042,
And running 80 chains north. 80 chains west,
80 chains south, 80 chain's east, to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres.
Dated Jan. 12th, 1905.
M.A., B.C.L.
P.O. Box 44.
George E.Winkler
Penticton, B.C.
Correspondence    solicited     from
parties having property to sell.
Analysis of Goal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
gs, Medicines,
ationery and
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
A. R. COIJ,., SC.  D.,
re      •
ana mining mgmeer
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON.     -    -      B. C.
Yates St., Victoria, B.C.
Tenders on Engineering Contracts
Quotations ou all kinds of machinery
Vallance &
MURALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
lie Vancouver ireicries, lie
Cascade Beer    ^ Alexandra Stout
Queen Beer      *£ Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first-
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
LAKE OF THE W00B8 Milling Company
JAS. I. L0UTIT. Agent.
Box 1S3 Vancouver, B.G.
Hardscrabble No.   1   Fractional,  Bullion  Fractional, Copper Head Fractional and Elkhorn
Fractional, situate   in the  Osoyoos mining
division   of Yale district.    Where located:
At Camp Olalla, Keremeos Valley.
Take notice that I, Reginald Heber Rogers, as
agent for Robert Gaede, free miner's certificate
No. B78828   intend sixty days from date hereof,
to apply to the mining recorder for certificates
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
crown grants of the above claims.
-ind further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 18th day of January  1Q05.
Advertise in the Star.
St. Elmo mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
"Where located : Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, Jessie R. Hunter, free miner's certificate No. B72126, 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
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate cf improvements.
Dated this 13th day of February, 1905.
March 18, 1905.
Largest Sale in Canada
50   YEARS'
Trade Marks
Copyrights &c.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
invention is probably patentable. Communications strictly conndential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent f ree. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
Scientific American.
I\ TinltiigaprlTTiHT--
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
Sole Agejxfcs;
|^OTIOE is ^$33y given that sixty days after
'"ate 1 intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of T„ands and Works for permission to
purchase the following described land, viz:
Commencing at a post placed 40 chains southeast of the north-east corner of lot 1825, thence
40 chains west, thence 80 chains north, thence
80 chains east, thence 40 chains south, thence 40
chains west, thence 40 chains south to point of
commencement, containing 480 acres more or
less. JOHN M. SMITH.
per W. C. McDouGALi..
Jan. 7, 1005.
FOR      I
The Electric Process
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 Winest Liquors and Cigars.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
March 18, 1905
Grocer (to small customer)—Johnny,
would you like to have an apple ? Johnny
—No, sir. I'm afraid to eat 'em. Grocer
—Why ? Johnny—'Cause my grandfather died of appleplexy.
"Your father," said the man at the
door who was taking names for the city
directory, "is a blacksmith, I believe."
"Pawpaw is quite wealthy now," replied
the young woman, haughtily. ."You may
put him down as a 'blacksmythe.' "
All the children were asked to bring to
the grammar class a short original composition about some article they saw in
daily use., and this is what one little boy
wrote: "The needle is a sewing tool. It
is composed of two parts—the point and
the eye. The eye is made of air, and is
what you stick the thread through. The
point is made of steel, and is what you
stick through the cloth."
This is told of a Fairview man whose
mother-in-law was alarmingly ill. One
night the physician shook his head and
said impressively : "She has got to go to
a hot climate. Mind, I don't mean a
warm place, but a hot one." The son-
in-law disappeared, but soon emerged
from the cellar carrying an axe. Handing it to the doctor he exclaimed :
"Here, you do it !    I can't."
A fly and a flea in a flue
Were imprisoned.    Now what could they.
Said the fly : "Let us flee !''
"Let us fly," said the flea—
So   they   flew   through   a   flaw   iu  the
James Whitcomb Riley says that he
was summoned as a witness in a case
tried in an Indiana court, where one oi
the witnesses before him evinced some
disinclination to state her age. "Is it very
necessary?" coyly asked the witnest, a
spinster of uncertain age. "It is abso
lutely necessary, madam," interposed the
judge. "Well," sighed the maiden, "if
I must I suppose I must. I didn't see
how it could possibly affect' the case, for
you  see"      "Madam,"   observed the
judge, with some asperity, "I must ask
you not to further waste the time of this
court. Kindly state 3-our age." Whereupon the spinster showed signs of hys
terics. "I am, that is, I was"  "Madam, hurry, hurry up !" exclaimed the
judge, now thoroughly impatient. "Every minute makes  it worse, you know !"
"It took you an awfully long time to
pull that fellow's tooth," said the assistant. "Yes," answered the dentist, grimly, "he married the girl I loved."
Mamma—Teacher tells me you were
naughty in school today. Why did you
not tell me yourself? Tommy—Why—
er—you always told me not to tell tales
out of school.
Prunes—That man Skipper used to be
an acrobat. Landlady—He is still; he
jumped his board bill.
"Mrs. Goldenwads doesn't seem to be
very well educated or to have much refinement," said Mrs. Oldcastle. "At the
dinner last night I heard her say: "Just
look at them there roses.' " "No," replied her hostess, "she ain't been in so
ciety long enough yet to get much culture. Of course anybody that was educated would know enough to say, 'Look
at those there roses."
Patient—Look here, doctor, you said if
I took a bottle of your tonic I would
have a remarkable appetite. Why, I eat
only one soda cracker each week. Doctor—Well, don't you call that a remarkable appetite ?
He—I told your father that I just dote
on you. She—And what did he say? He
—That I had better find an antidote.
Nicola Lake and Princeton
Here's no Misrepresentation      f
If an article is not just the best quality
we make a low price and tell why the low
price is made* Jf
We don't sell some things that you know all about
cheap, and then charge you two prices for things
you don't know the value of.
All day long 9 s our joy to sell the very
best goods the markets afford.
A comparis
give you an idea
of the quality of our goods and prices will
what we mean by quick=selling methods.
Your phone orders will have our
prompt and careful attention.
March 18, 1905.
<* <-»<-» l?t'<JU'l!'<J<J<J<J<
7"lie Town of
British Columbia.
• ^^^^^AAAAA^^^^^*^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^«
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.
mm Government   Headquarters i|
For the Similkameen District
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from
PRESENT PRICES OF LOTS=~From $2.00 to $10 Per Front Foot. Size of Lots
50 x 100 Feet and 33 x 100 Feet. Terms===One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six flonths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum.
Send for Map and Price List  to
Resident  Manager
Agents for the CANADIAN ORE CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)
?L^*SW3»r* Sf.1


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