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Nothing Extenuate Nor Aught Set Down in Malice.
Rich, in Minerals, the  Similkameen Lacks Only a Railway.
Summer Session, or no Summer Session of the Local Legislature, the Great Northern Railway is Coming to the Similkameen Without Delay.
Coal is Mined in the Town of Princeton and Sold at $3 per Ton—The Rivers and Creeks are Auriferous—Vast Possibilities for Lode Mining.
Vol. v.   No. io.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, JUNE 18, J 904
$2 a Year, in Advance.
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AMAZED AT COAL AREA.
Attractive Qualities of Similkameen
Conceded by Visitors.
J. Y. McAdani and T. J. Smith of Vancouver came in via Kamloops and Nicola
on Wednesday evening. Mr. McAdam
is a retired gentleman of advanced years,
ripe in experience of men and minerals,
who delights in travel, in the course of
which he frequently makes investments
as a sort of hobby, or habit—this propensity will, it is said, be allowed unusual scope in the Similkameen and Nicola districts. He is simply amazed at the
extent of the coal area in these districts,
while his impressions of the country as a
whole are most favorable. He considers
the water and climate ideal. Mr. Smith
is a mining broker of about a dozen years
standing in the province, during which
he has handled all kinds of mining pr -
positions, from the "ground flloor" to
the "finest gilt-edged sk3'scraper" and
his clients are among the most successful
in the country. Coal is Mr. Smith's
forte ; at least he has located 33 square
miles of it at Quilchena, in Nicola district, besides holding odd townships of it
here and there, with some minor claims
on the Tuiameen. He is enthusiastic in
regard to the resources of the Similka
meen and sees the dawn of better daj s
rapidly approaching, indeed, in his diagnosis of the railway situation the grand
climacteric would occur within a few
months at the farthest. Mr. Smith is secretary of a committee who are anxious to
secure a good mineral exhibit from the
Similkameen for the Tourist Association
rooms in Vancouver. Large numbers of
visiters throng these rooms daily and it
would be culpable neglect not to have an
ore exhibit there of the coal and various
other minerals of this district.
His Eye on Princeton.
J. G. Campbell, of Vancouver, came in
on his two-wheeled steed last Sunday
from Spence's Bridge. He enjoyed the
trip thoroughly from a scenic point cf
view and it was also profitable from the
fact that he took many orders for a quick-
selling law book, and he is also agent for
the London and Lancashire Life Assurance Co. Mr. Campbell had never put
Princeton and the Similkameen on his
itinerary before, thus everything was.new
to him. He was charmed with picturesque Princeton, saw its grotto and coal
mine, visited the old gold diggings and
drank in of the wondrous provision made
by nature for man's good in mountains of
mineral, grassy slopes and plateaus, rich
valleys and glorious climate. "Yes,"
said Mr. Campbell, "I will keep my e}'e
on this place, for a great stampede will
set this way from the four cardinal points
of earth when the railway starts." Mr.
Campbell is a loyal and public-spirited
citizen of the "Giant of the West," and
for ten years owned the largest merchant
tailor business in that city.
RAILWAY ENGINEERS
Survey Westward from Midway—Inspiration to
People Here.
Bright Prospects for Railway—Zero
of Hard Times Now Passed—
Railway Notes.
Great Northern engineers are exploring for a pass to overcome the necessity
of a long detour into the state of Washington in order to escape the heavy grades
on Anarchist mountain. According to
the old survey 60 miles of road had to be
constructed to advance 14 in a straight
line. It is thought a pass will be found
from Baker creek which will save mileage. The elevation at Anarchist mountain is 4800 feet and at Osoyoos lake it is
only 900 feet. West of Midway, in the
Similkameen district, engineers are mak
ing topographical explorations, and this
fact taken in conjunction with the announcement made by President Hill's
deputy, John Hendry, when applying for
an extension of the V.V. & E. charter at
Ottawa, that "construction is to be vigorously prosecuted," may be considered
as definite assurance of grading going on
this summer This is all very welcome
news, as the depression which had set
tied like a funeral pall on winsome
Princeton had become unbearable.
Chief Engineer Kennedy has the following C.E's on his staff: R. H. McCoy,
Harry Silke, J. M. Buck and W. I. Bas-
sett. Mr. Hale will do the cross section
work.
The C.P.R. officials are in a flurry of
excitement and it is believed a race will
occur between the two competing lines
for the Similkameen.
Midway is being transformed from
a quiet, peaceable little burg to a bustling railway centre. The contractors for
the extension to Curlew are on the ground
with laborers and large outfits. It is expected that as the contracts are finished
outfits will be moved into the Similkameen.
Midway Advance : "A corps of Great
Northern engineers, under Chief Whit-
combe, left Midway to go over the line of
the V.V. & E. west of here. It is expected that construction on that road
through the Similkameen will be commenced this summer."
Alex. McDonald, of Princeton, has
secured a sub contract of 1% miles near
the Summit on the Great Northern Phoenix branch.
A. O. Peterson has about 30 men and a
number of horses and mules clearing
right-of-way south of Midway.
Great Northern engineers and C. Sims,
report having found a much easier pass
[Continued on page 3.]
LOCAL AND GENERAL
Brief Paragraphs Gathered into
Windrow by Editorial
News Rake.
Visitors Find Unmistakable Evidence
of Smouldering Greatness in
this District.
Rivet your vision on the Walla-Walla.
Jack Budd came in Saturday via Hope
Pass bringing with him a fine stallion
purchased on Lulu island and a thoroughbred jackass.
J. Bromley has finished seeding and
fencing his upper ranch and is now ready
for haying on his homestead. His fruit
trees promise a splendid yield.
J. H. Jackson has some very fine mineral specimens in hie cabinet at the Jackson hotel which he will endeavor to have
duplicated for the Spokane exhibition.
An error was made in the paragraph
last week inviting applications for the
position of public school teacher—instead
cf salary $50 per month it should have
read "$55."
Billy Rice, of Nicola, came in Saturday to see Princeton for the first time.
He likes it, as everybody does, and will
locate here the first opportunity. He
was surprised at the thrift and enterprise
noticeable, even in the absence of a railway and telephone.
At the sitting of the License commission on Wednesday all the applications
made were granted. However, there
were two lincensees at Hedley who made
application outside of this district, in
which they properly belong. This is an
injustice to which the attention of Mr.
Shatford, M.L.A., and the attorney-general is directed. It is bad enough to rob
this section of its fair prestige without
stealing away its revenue and patronage.
Arrested on Suspicion.
J. Murray, of Nicola Lake, and two
other men, brought in some horses captured from a man named Barrett and his
partner, who were driving horses that
were claimed by others. Barrett and his pal
were arrested at Nicola and sent by the
roundabout way of Sicamous to Fairview,
where they will be tried. A Jot of trouble has arisen lately near the boundary
by horses being run over the line from
both sides of it. A squad of mounted
police should be stationed there until the
country is rid of the banditti which infest that part of both countries. The
owners of missing horses should write a
full description of them to Chief Hussey
of the provincial police, whose duty it is
to recover if possible. Deane is the supposed name of Barrett's partner and is
said to live near Okanagan Falls.
THE COUSIN JACK.
High Grade Gold Proposition with
Extensive Ore Zone.
A. Gallinger and T. A. Rogers of the
Cousin Jack were in town Tuesday on a
business visit. Mr. Gallinger has about
completed preliminaries for extensive
developments on the above group. It
goes without saying that the Cousin Jack
is one of the richest gold propositions in
the Similkameen—assays prove that—but
it is-the enormous ore body which will
attract investors and give the mine an
enduring fame. Both gentlemen are sanguine as to future dividends, but, until
there is transportation afforded the most
that can be expected is exploratory and
ore testing research. It is only by persevering effort and expenditure that these
gentlemen have succeeded in, thus far,
proving their property and bringing the
Boulder mining company into favorable
recognition here and abroad. They are
not in any sense, boosters or inflationists,
preferring rather to have the mine stand
upon real merit, a method which will be
approved by the thoughtful and upright
investor in Boulder stock.
Impressions from the Coast.
Geo. Aldous arrived home from Vancouver on Tuesday, where he had been
for the past six weeks accompanying his
wife in her protracted illness. Dr. Hall,
specialist, states that Mrs. Aldous will
recover with certain surgical treatment,
which will be given later. Mr. Aldous
states that the interest manifested in the
Similkameen at the coast hinges on the
construction of the railway. A number
of claims in the vicinity of the Sunset
mine on Copper mountain have been
bonded by a strong financial institution
in Vancouver and development work
is anticipated as the result of the deal.
Mr. Aldous also states that there is an
oft heard report of the Nicola railway
being built this summer, and his own
personal impressions are that a great railway'boom is within calculable distance.
The rebuilding of the Tuiameen hotel,
destroyed by fire last March, will depend
on local business conditions, and when
Mr. Aldous erects again it will be on a
larger and improved scale. His impressions of Vancouver are that its destiny is
great, beyond the most optimistic prophecy, but he thinks the people there are
a trifle slow to appreciate the tributary
wealth of the Similkameen, insomuch
that they do not bestir themselves to procure railway connection.
D. Taggart and N. Sinclair arrived from
the coast this week and are camped in
the suburbs pending the arrival of ffeight.
Mr. Taggart has come prepared to permanently locate here and will prospect
during the summer.
The road leading up from the Similkameen bridge is in bad condition and
travellers complain bitterly.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C.
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing1 Cq.
A Howse, Manager.
June i8, 1904
One Year,
A. E.
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A. E. HOWSE.
ONWARD, CANADA.
The synopsis of the budget speech
delivered by the Dominion finance
minister, Hon. W. S. Fielding,
which is printed on the fifth page
of this paper, contains the text
upon which much of the political
merits and demerits of the
govern
ing parties  may  be based.    Look-[from corporation influence  and en
accumulative and extravagant legislation of the Conservatives as compared with  the  progress and economy of the Liberals.    The bargains
made by the respective governments
with the  Canadian  Pacific and the
Grand Trunk Pacific railway companies is illustrative of the business
methods of both  parties—the one
got  all  that  they  asked  in land,
money and completed line, with innumerable concessions   and  privileges thrown  in by the ever-indulgent Tories—the  other receives  a
cash  bonus of thirteen millions of
dollars only and is subject to building and operating conditions which
entirely  safeguard public interests.
The Canadian Pacific is a Conservative road, manned by Conservatives
and run on  strong party lines during an   election   campaign.     The
Liberal party has always held aloof |
NOTICE.
TpHIRTY days from date I  intend to apply to
*   the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
Commencing at a post marked A. Green's
%-S. 3, and J^-S. 4, placed on east side of Cold-
water river, at out 3 miles south of Coutlee.
And running 40 chains west, 80 chains south, 80
chains east, 80 chains north, and then 40 chains
west to point of commencement, containing 640
acres. William Rice, Locator.
Charles Stirling, Agent.
Nicola, May 20, 1904.
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
160 acres of mountain pasture land, described as
follows Commencing at a post situated on the
south side of Similkameen river, about 8 miles
from Princeton and opposite the mouth of Whip-
saw creek marked T.C.R's S.W. corner, thence
north 80 chains following the meander of Similkameen river, thenee 20 chains east, thence 80
chains south, thence 20 chains west to initial post.
T. C. RKVELY,
W. F. REVELY, Agent
Princeton, B.C., April 21st. 1904
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To ARCHIBALD GRANT or whomsoever he'
may have transferred his interest in Klon-
dyke mineral claim, situate on Copper
Mountain, and about ten miles from Prin'ce-
ton, in the Similkameen mining division of
Yale district.
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 Klondyke
mineral claim, situate on Copper mountain 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 F.
McAlpin, of Princeton, 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 4th day of June, 1904
THOS. J. McALPIN.
NOTICE.
ing backward through  the vista of
years, which the comparative statements  and  figures  of the minister
cover, the policies of the great Liberal  and   Conservative  parties are
contrasted so vividly as to leave no
doubt in the  mind of the reader as
to  the  excellence  of the one over
the other.    The eloquence of those
figures tears in shreds the teaching
and preaching of the  Conservative
high priests for a  higher protective
tariff.     The   past   seven   years of
Liberal  plenty   as  contrasted with
the  preceding   eighteen   years   of
Conservative scarcity is an emphatic
tribute of praise to the Laurier administration.    In  seven  years the
Liberals   had  surpluses amounting
to  $54,000,000; in   eighteen years
of   Conservative  misrule  the total
of surpluses  was  not $10,000,000.
Further comment is unnecessary.
tanglements, hence its creation of a
permanent and independent railway commission to adjust rates and
settle all kindred questions outside
of political interference.
Kenley mineral claim, situate in the Similka-
- meen Mining Division of Yale district.
Where located: Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, Ernest Waterman, free
miner's certificate No. B72039 for myself and for
Edwin Barr Hall, free miner's certificate No.
B72040, 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.
**nd further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 9th day of April, 1904.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
NOTICE.
LIBERAL VS. CONSERVATIVE.
Some Opposition members of the
House of Commons and  their followers outside of it say that it is of
small moment which party is at the
helm of state, the country is bound
to advance.    True, in   a new country, such  as  Canada, its evolution
from a-chrysalis to  that of the full
grown  and   inhabited  state,   is in
obedience  to natural laws.    But a
cultivated growth is always superior, and without the wisdom of men
to accelerate it  a country would be
centuries in maturing, thus Asiatic,
African and some Buropean nations
at  present  afford  striking proof of
the necessity for economic and progressive legislation. Had Conservative rule in Canada been prolonged
till today, instead of surpluses there
would  be  deficits,   instead of progress  there  would   be  stagnation,
and  the  country  would lapse into
PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL.
The elevation  of Francis Loveit
Carter-Cotton to the office of president of the  council at Victoria recalls to   mind  that gentleman's record  in  the Semlin administration.
That  Loveit Cotton loved office is
verified   by   the  fact   that   he was
finance  minister,   provincial secret
tary, minister of public works, and,
some  were jealous enough to say,
premier,   all   at   one  time.     Poor
Semlin,   even   if he  were the real
premier, could   not   have slept well
with such an ambitious and monopolistic minister in his cabinet. How
will it fare with  Richard, coeur de
Mr. Cotton is an indus-
In that particular he
lonely  in Dick's cabi-
Mr. Cotton's ability, it
is very much   overestimated by the
Conservatives,   but,   of course,   he
will shine in a  cabinet which lacks
even mediocre ability.
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
eighty acres of second class land, situated in
Osoyoos district: Commencing at a post marked
J.L. situated about forty chains north of northeast corner of John Reams' preemption lot 3098,
thence 20 chains east, thence forty chains south,
thence 20 chains west, thenee forty chains north
to point of commencement, containing 80 acres
more or less.
JOHN LOVE.
Fairview, B.C., April 13, 1904
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days
date I intend to apply to the Chief Co
S after
 ..„ ..v, a^v^y LO ulc <-niei Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 160 acres of crown lands for agricultural purposes, commencing at a post marked
C. A. joyner's N.W. corner,, thence running 40
chains east, thence 40 chains south, thence 40
chains west, thence 40 chains north to. place of
commencement. C. A. JOYNER.
Dated April 8, 1904.
NOTICE.
chickeen ?
trious man.
will be very
net.    As to
TAKE NOTICE that sixty days after date I
intend to apply to the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase forty 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. FRRMBD
NOTICE.
To W. E. WELBY and any person or persons to
whom he may have transferred his interests in
the Elbe, Sunset, Maid of the  Mist and War
Cloud mineral claims situate at Camp Hedley
in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale district:
You are hereby required to take notice that we
have for the last two years done the whole of the
assessment work on the above mentioned mineral claims as required by section 24 of the mineral act and have paid for recording the several
certificates of such work, and you are hereby required to contribute your  proportion cf such
work and expenditure together with all costs of
advertising, your said proportion amounting to
One Huudred and Fifty Nine Dollars ($159.00),
exclusive of costs.
If you fail or refuse to contribute your said
proportion and all costs of advertising within
ninety days from the date of the first publication
of this notice in the Similkameen Star, which
date is hereunder written, your interests in said
mineral claims will become vested in us, your
co-owners, under the provisions of the Mineral
Act and Amending Acts.
Dated this 4th day of June, A.D. 1904.
H. W. YATES.
J. F. CAMPBELL.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To PETER SCOTT and any person or persons to
whom he may have transferred his interest in
the Sacramento mineral claim situate at Camp
Hedley—20-Mile Creek—acjoining.the Oro
Plato in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale
district.
You are hereby required to take notice thati
have, for the last four years caused to be done
the whole of the assessment work on the above
mentioned mineral claim as required by section
24 of the Mineral Act and have paid for recording the several certificates of such work, and you
are herel y required to contribute vour proportion of such work and expenditure, together
with all costs of advertising, your said proportion amounting to two hundred and five dollars,
($205) exclusive of costs.
If you fail or refuse to contribute your said
proportion and all costs of advertising' within
ninety days from the date of the first publication of this notice in the Similkameen Star,
which date is hereunder written, your interest
in said mineral claim will become vested in me,
your co-owner, under the provisions of the Mineral Ac t and Amending Acts.
Dated this 30th day of April, A.D. 1904.
DANIKL BRAITHWAITE.
NOTICE.
Olympian 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 Joseph Wright, free miner's certificate
No. B75373; J. S. C. Fraser,  free miner's certificate No.  B42433 and L. G. Barron, free miner's
certificate No.  B57500, intend, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a certificaie of improvements for the purpose
of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 25th day of April, A.D. 1904.
the  condition of
a certainty  there
those named—of
would be no sec-
Spokane Fair
ond transcontinental railway.    Any
observer of the methods of the two
political parties in  the past score of ________
years will   have  noticed the non-j Advertise in the Star.
Prospectors and others are invited to
contribute mineral specimens for an exhibit at the Spokane Fair. Specimens
should be of about 25 lbs. weight with
names of claim and owner attached. Specimens will be received by C E. Thomas,
F. W. Groves and at the Mining Recorder's office. BY ORDER,
PRINCETON  BOARD  OF TRADE.
Auction: Sa
Of Government Town
Lots in Hedley.
l^OTICE is hereby given that pursuant to in
ag structions from the Honorable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works, the follow
ing town lots in the Townsite of Hedley, on the
Similkameen river, in the Osoyoos division of
Yale district, and additions thereto, will be offered for sale at Public Auction at
HEDLEY, B.C., on
Monday, 27th Day of June
1904
Viz., the whole of blocks 7, 8, 12, 13 and 20, Lots
1 to 12 inclusive in Block 10, and Lots 11. 13,14,
15, 18 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24 in Block 14, and Lots
£6 to 22 inclusive in Block 17.
EASTERN ADDITION
Lots 1 to 10 irclusive in Block 9 ; Lots 1 to 18 inclusive in Block 2, and Lots 1 to 22 in Block 6.
WARRIMOO ADDITION.
The whole of Blocks 6, 7, 11 and 17.
"READY CASH" ADDITION.
Lots 1 and 2 in Blocks, and the whole of Blocks
6, 7,15 and 16.
Sale to commence at 2 o'clock.
Terms :—20 per cent, .cash ; balance in thirty
days.
L. N0RRI5,
Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Government Office,
Vernon, B.C., 31st May, 1904.
Tempest fraction mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining division   of Yale  district.   Where located : Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, Ernest Waterman, agent for
the Vermilion   Forks   Mining   Company,   free
miner's certificate No. B72038, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the M ining
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 issuanci.
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 13th day of April, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Mogul, Mogul Fractional and Red Butte Fractional mineral claims, situate   in the Similkameen  mining division of Yale distMct;^
Where located : On Kennedy mountain. '
Take   notice  that I, Charles Willarson,  free
miner's certificate No. B63394, acting for myself
and Peter Johnson, free miner's certificate No.
B63393,   intend 60 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 14th day of May, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Ada B., Ada B. Fractional and Centre Star Fractional mineral claims, situate in the   Similkameen   mining  division of Yale district.
"Where located : On Copper mountain.
Take-..notice  that  I,   Charles Willarson, free'
miner's certificate No. B63394, acting for myself"
and Peter Johnson, free miner's certificate No.
B63393, and Robert O. Cramer, free miner's certificate No. 63382, and William H. Morrison, free
.'miner's certificate No.   75486,  and   Furman R.
■\yhitwell, free miner's certificate No. 72045,intend
sixty  days   from   the date hereof, to  abply to
the mining recorder for   certificates of improvements,   for   the  purpose  of obtaining crown
grants of the above claims.
.md further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 14th day of May, 1904.
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JUNB l8, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
RAILWAY NOTES.
[Concluded from page 1.]
than expected to avoid Anarchist moun
tain.
Bert Bryant has a contract clearing
right-of-way between Phoenix and Grand
Forks for a distance of six miles and has
30 men at work.
Chief Engineer Hoagland and General
Manager Ward were at Curlew recently
inspecting the route. Engineer Hoagland accompanied by J. H. Kennedy,
chief of the V.V. & E. were at Midway
recently looking up yard facilities and
crossings.
Pat Burns has established a large but
cher shop (his 36th) at Midway in anticipation of an army of beefeaters there
this summer.
An old rumor has been again revived
in the coast papers regarding the project
to build an electric railway from Hedley
to Curlew on the Spokane Falls & Northern railroad. It is stated that M. K.
Rodgers of the Nickel Plate and J. M.
Hagerty of the Similkameen Falls Power
& Development Co., are making arrangements for the construction of the road,
having interested American capital to
finance the enterprise. Little credence
is given the report here in view of the
fact that signs are not wanting of the
Great Northern's readiness to build.
Bill Scruby left last week for his fruit
ranch near Okanagan lake.
Miles Silverthorne and wife are going
into the hotel business at Lytton.
Neil McFadden is doing assessment
work on his two valuable mineral claims
on Kennedy mountain—the Homestake
and Dewey.
Borers and caterpillars have invaded
the Fraser river valley. There are none
of these damaging pests here as yet.
Miss'S. Moore, teacher, invites parents
and others to the closing examination of
pupils on Friday next at the school house
when a programme illustrative of the
progress made will be carried out. Miss
Moore has resigned her position here and
accepted another school in Kootenay
whither she will remove after vacation
followed by the good wishes of friends
here.
L- G. Barron writes from Walla Walla
asking the board of trade to secure him
"a fine mineral specimen" to exhibit at
the Mineral Congress, to which he has
been delegated. Prospectors and others
please note and address C. E. Thomas.
To fill the vacancy of the retiring
school trustee, Mr. Bell, an election will
be held next Saturday, the 25th.
River drivers are at work delivering
logs to the Hedley saw mill.
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.
NOTICE.
Great Republic mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining division of Yale district.   Where located: Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, John P. McLeod, free miner's certificate No. B80240, for myself and as
agent for Cffarles H. Bonter, free miner's certificate No. B755I0, 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.
Datedjthis 18th day of April, A.D. 1904.
J. P. MCLEOD.
PRINCETON   BOARD    OF   TRADE—Rooms
centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
C. E;r-l?HOMAS, E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
A. Bell, Treasurer.
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL UND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON,     -    -     B. C.
PELLEW-HARVEY,
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ESTABLISHED 1890.
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Hedley and Princeton
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Manitoba Hard Wheat
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of flour on the market.
Try Best   Patent  Brand.
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CONSISTING OF A FULL LINE OF
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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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Harness,: Saddles,
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Harness of any Description and any Price Made to Order—Send for Prices.
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Queen Beer      *& Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first-
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The Amalgamated
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
June 18, 1904
Junk 18,1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
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MINING NOTES.
The merging of the Le Roi, Centre
Star and War. Eagle under one management is considered a move in the best interests of the business people of Rossland. It will quell that uncertainty of
feeling which has existed regarding the
operation of the mines.
Up to the first of June the amount of
ore sent from the mines of the Boundary
was over 2,000,000 tons. This ore has all
been shipped within four years, practically," as no shipments of any amount had
been made before the C P.R. rails were
laid to the Old Ironsides and Knob Hill
mines in July, 1900. At an estimated
valuation of $5 per-ton average, this total
would, give a grand total of $10,000,000
worth of ore that has been sent out of
this'low grade section, or about $2,500,000
per year for" the four years.
It is reported that several furnaces in
the Gri'nby smelter, will be blown in early
in July during which several improvements at the works will be made. $■
During the summer the International
Coal and Coke Co. plans to expend approximately $350,000 on its coalfields' 18
miles east of Michel, B.C., on the main
line of- the Canadian Pacific railway. In
doing this, 400 coke-ovens are now-being
put in close to the railroad, and 250 men
are at work on the property. With 400
ovens, working the oulput-in coke will be
about 500 tons a day, while it is the intention to make the coal output amount
to 3000 tons a day by September 1.. By
the first of next year it is planned 2000
men will be working in the fields, while
5000 will probably be employed when the
company gets to running at the capacity
planned. A number of Spokane men
are interested in tne property, which has
14 veins, extending seven miles in length
and crossing the right of way of the Canadian -Pacific railway.
The Winnipeg Mines, Lt'd, are to be
sold at Phoenix to satisfy 28 lien claimants. . (3   i:
Although it is several weeks since the
new gold dredge was completed at Lytton it is still lying idle and inactive at its
moorings just above the bridge." The
winch .-by which all the hoisting an'd
moving .from -..place to place were to be
done, proved altogether too light for the
work and another and stronger one is
now being specially built at San Francisco. Until that arrives the dredge will
be inactive.
Andrew Elliott, solicitor for the reorganized Lake Superior Consolidated Co.,
says all works of the company, including
the iron mines and rolling mills, will be
put into operation as rapidly as possible.
A special effort will ,be made to commence the rolling of- rails in order to
provide for large supplies required for the
Grand Trunk Pacific. Not only will the
"Soo" be revived by the starting of this
immense plant but the" whole of Canada
will be benefitted thereby.
Manager—I want you to appear in just
one piece holding a stick of dynamite.
Actor—Yes, and how many pieces will I
appear in if the dynamite-should explode?
"Remember this," said the primary
school teacher, "a plural subject takes a
plural verb—a girl is, a boy is, girls are,
boys are. Now do you understand?"
Every hand was raised in assent. "Well,
then, who will give a sentence with girls
in the plural ?" This time only one hand
was raised. "Please, ma'am." said the
little girl, "1 can give a sentence"—
"Girls, are my hat on straight?"
A doctor has two favorite jokes : Number one tells patient to try a different
climate; number two, tells patient to
quit thinking about his ailment; price of
either joke, two dollars.
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VICTORIA, B. C,
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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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BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS,
. HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
largest Sale in Canada
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SEVEN YEAES OF PLENTY.
Liberal Government   Shows   Large
Increases and Surpluses.
Seven years ago last June the Concerva-
tive government was in power. Today
the Liberals are in power and this is part
of their record for the seven years past:
Ottawa, June 8.—Hon. W. S. Fielding,
the minister of finance, in presenting his
eighth budget yesterday, referred to the
prosperity which has existed in Canada
during the past year, although a temporary check was given to business in Ontario through the unusually heavy snow
storms of last winter.
I He said the manufacturers feared the
depression would extend from the United
States to Canada. In other words, the
manufacturers who said a high tariff was
best for the country, feared that a depression, which was strong in itself in a
high tariff country, would extend to a
country with a low tariff. It was true today that business was better in Canada,
with a moderate tariff, than in the United
States, with a high tariff.
Taking up the financial position, he
showed that the surplus for the year ending June 30 last was $14,345,000. He referred particularly to-the success which
had attended the administration of the
post office department.
Coming to the expenditure for the current year, he estimated that the revenue,
to the end of the year on June 30 next,
would be $71,129,000, and the expenditure $54,500,000, leaving a net surplus for
the year of $16,500,000.
He calculated that the reduction of the
public debt would be $7,500,000 for the
year.
The surpluses thus far under Liberal
rule amounted to $58,400,000, making an
average surplus of $7,285,000, compared
with the average surplus of $544,000 during the eighteen years of Conservative
rule.
As to the debt per head, Mr. Fielding
estimated that on June 30, 1904, the debt
would amount to $46.96, against $49.08 in
1891, and $50 in 1896.
Mr. Fielding referred to the trade of
the Dominion, and said that it amounted
to $217,000,000 in 1875, $230,000,000 in
1893, and $467,000,000 in 1903.
He quoted from Dr. Saunders' report
showing that there was 171,000,000 acres
of land suitable for cultivation in the
west.
Reaching the tariff, he said that seven
years had shown it worked satisfactorily.
It was certainly revenue producing. He
said Canada would adhere to British pref
erence. There was but one opinion in
Canada on this point.
As far as Mr. Chamberlain supported
that view they were at one with him, but
they did not want to interfere in what
had become political strife in England.
Mr. Fielding said that the government
would make some changes this year but
there would be no general revision.
There would be three tariffs in future.
There would be a maximum tariff, a mini
mum tariff and British preference. In
regard to woollens there is no increase in
the duty. On twine and cordage the duty
remains the same. The duty on buggies
will be at a minimum of $40 on an open
buggy and $50 on a covered buggy.
On tableware and china, the British
preference duty is now 20 percent, and it
is proposed to make it 15 per cent. Stallions and mares under $50 will be prohibited.
Machinery for mining for alluvial gold
is on the free list.
The honorable gentleman concluded by
stating that a special duty would be
placed on dumped or slaughtered goods.
No mention was made of lumber.
The speech was regarded as a splendid
effort.
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are symetrical and staunch main frame, simple and
powerful gears, perfect and frictionless bushings, direct
stroke pitman, and long steel wearing plates for the
knife. The McCormick line of mowers embraces the
Vertical Lift, New 4, New Big 4, and Little Vertical.
These machines are illustrated and described in detail
in the McCormick book for 1904, "It Takes the
Palm, | which will be supplied free upon request.
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