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 Three Thousand Square Miles of Mineral Area in the Similkameen, Not One-Tenth of which has been Prospected.
Railway Transportation is all that is Required to Make this Country Blossom as the Rose—The Local Government is Pledged to Support It.
Vol. v.   No. 39.
$2 a Year, in Advance,
Boundary Ore Shipments Show Marked Increase for the Year
Both in Value and Tonnage—Transportation is
all  that is Required to Make the
Similkameen Flourish.
Capital, Like an Elephant on a Bridge, is Timid nntil Assured of Its Footing,
Then Advances with Mighty Momentum—Boundary is Object
Lesson for Intending Investors in Similkameen—
Mining Paragraphs.
Boundary ore shipments in 1904 exceeded 818,000 tons. The growth of tonnage in four years was as follows : 1900,
99,730 tons ; iQQi, jwo>Qpo tons ; 1902,
507.545 ton-; 1903, 684,461 tons>-v^^-
The large iron deposits in east Kootenay are to be developed by a C.P,R. syndicate.
The output of the St. Eugene mine last
month was 2i:ooo tons, of which 15,000
tons v ere silver-lead concentrates.
According to an official return copper
exports from Canada during the past four
months were 10,221,951 pounds valued at
$1,272,210, exclusive of gold and silver.
The November pay roll of the Crow's
Nest Pass Coal Co. amounted to $126,842.
The Great   Northern will  not   begin
hauling ore   from  Phoenix until about
February ist.
Ten blast furnaces in three Boundary
smelters are now in operation—six at
Granby, two at the B.C. Copper and two
at the Montreal & Boston.
Snowden Bros, and Burr proprietors of
the King Solomon on Copper mountain,
have recently had assays made from ore
taken from a 40-foot cut on their claim.
Considering that the ore assayed was surface and unselected the returns are very
satisfactory. Assays were made by two
men of good repute in thei: profession,
C. H. Wolf and J. O'Sullivan. They both
gave copper values of over $9 per ton or
a total of $10.12 including gold and silver returns. These miners are owners of
other properties on Copper mountain
which they were fortunate enough to
locate during the rush a few years ago
Should Copper mountain develop into a
low grade camp it is satisfactory to note
that an unlimited ore body will more
than compensate for any deficiency in
^mde that may occur in the hundreds of
0 ims on the mountain. Mr. Snowden
■^■§■4 g°°d specimen of arsenical iron
Ach was taken from the Roche river
rtrict. There is a large body of it and
ere is little doubt that it contains gold
id possibly cobalt and copper although
<t (assay has been made to determine its
-real value.
Some Perinsylvania and New York investors are in correspondence with Prince
ton  parties concerning coal  and  other
minerals with a view to purchase. An
expert will be on the ground in the early
spring to investigate and report.
A private letter received from an official of the St. Louis exposition, which
closed its doors last month, states that it
was a "big mistake not to send an ore
exhibit to the exposition. I had many
enquiries for and about mining properties." It would show Mr. Shatford's
good intentions and help to make known
the mineral resources of the Similkameen, if, as its representative in the legislature, he would endeavor to have a good
ore exhibit at the Lewis and Clark exposition in Portland this year. The people
of the Similkameen have so many bur
dens to bear through lack of railway
communication that their efforts are
chiefly directed to fighting the proverbial
wolf. Hence the lack of ore exhibits at
the various expositions.
The value of the Boundary mines output for 1904 is $4,000,000.
In another six months it is estimated
that fifteen blast furnaces will be treating
at least 4.000 tons or more of ore daily
from Boundary mines. It is the intention of all the smelters to increase their
With the recent payment of $25,000
in dividends by the Slocan Star in Slocan over $400,000 have been thus distributed by B.C. mines this year.
The Great Northern is after the Slocan
zinc output and interesting complications
with the C.P.R. may be looked for in the
near future.
The Arlington, at Erie, has made a net
profit over all expenses and development
of $14,666.
A find of ten feet of clean ore was recently made at the Foghorn mine in
Ymir district.
The new camp of Goldfields in Nevada
lies about 23 miles south of Tonopah.and
was located in the spring of 1903. In
Jannary and February 1904 rich finds
were made in certain spots south of Columbia mountain. The district has now
an approximate population of 6,000. The
town of Goldfields has sprung up, and a
number of smaller adjacent camps have
been established. It is estimated that up
to the present   time   about   $2,000,000
worth of ore has been shipped from the
district, most of which has been made in
the last five months.
Spain produced 175.109 tons of lead in
1903, exceeding the output of all other
countries except the United States.
Mexico is the third largest producer, and
Australia comes fourth in order.
The Scientific American commenting
on the lost art of tempering copper for
tools and arms, says; "Is any man sighing for a copper razor, or does any boy
want a brass jack knife blade ? There is
no evidence to prove that the tempered
copper tools ot the ancients were capable of holding a keen edge like steel;
on the contrary they were probably very
crude and unsatisfactory substitutes for
what we now have. Copper and its al.
loys are more costly than the ordinary
grades of tool steel, and the only appar
ent advantage possessed is that they are
not subject to rust.
Pennsylvania, which makes more than
half the iron produced in the United
States, produces less .than 2 per cent of
the iron ore mined. Ohio mines less than
0.1 per cent of the total. In both cases
the ore is brought to the fuel. In the
Similkameen and Nicola districts iron
ore and coal are found together, which
would cheapen the cost of smelting and
give these districts an immense advantage over less favored districts.
The New Westminster Columbian in a
monster special edition has the following
in regard to the resources of this country : "Lying between, in fact surrounded
by those sections of southern British
Columbia which have acquired railway
communication, the rich and attractive
Similkameen and Nicola valleys are still
waiting the advent of railway construction to give that impetus to settlement
and development of the resources which
wiil result in bringing the district into
the prominent place it is well fitted by
nature to occupy. There has been much
said and a great deal written of the need
of the district for immediate railway communication with the rest of the province.
But the Moses who is to bring the land
out of its isolation has not yet arisen.
The Hope mountains on the western
border form the great natural barrier be
tween the district and the coast or Westminster district, while on the eastern side
it is separated from the Okanagan district by another range. The district includes the valley of Nicola lake, near
Spence's Bridge, which is the nearest
point of access on the main line of the
C.P.R.; the Nicola and Coldwater rivers,
the Similkameen and Tuiameen rivers,
the latter in the southwestern portion of
the district. Settlement has been retarded in the district, for the reasons indicated, in referring to the lack of means
of communication with the other portions of the province. The principal
settlements are at Princeton, Keremeos,
Hedley City and Nicola in the upper por
tion of the district. Mining may be said
to be the most important of the various
possibilities of the district, both copper
and gold, as well as very valuable coal
deposits being located and in many cases
developed in the district. No part of the
province is better adapted for the production of fruits of all kinds in the greatest
perfection. Peaches and grapes produced
at Keremeos are as fine as produced in
any part of the world while the apples
are certainly unexcelled both for quality
and size. No part of the proviuce has
attracted more attention to the country
for many years than the Similkameen
and only lack of railway facilities, which
have been tantalizingly in sight, has prevented very active development—the one
need of the district, above all others, is
railway communication."
It is a matter for the earnest consideration of the provincial and Dominion
authorities to establish a school of mines
in this province. British Columbia is
essentially a mineral country and its future is almost wholly dependent upon
the development of its mining areas. To
properly conduct explorations and make
known the hidden wealth of the country
technical training is required and this
can only be obtained through a mining
education on the spot. Personal contact
with the mineral formations and deposits
enables the student to form a practical
foundation for research which mere theory
cannot afford. Mineralogists and geologists delve in the earth as well as in
books. The Similkameen offers every
advantage for the establishment of a mining school and an appropriation ought to
be secured at the coming sessions of the
federal and provincial houses for one.
Compared with any other mi neral district in the province the Similkameen is
immeasurably superior in variety, richness and ease of access. At the very gateway to seaports and centrally situated in
the interior its shipping position could
hardly be more advantageous. Its location makes it possible to lay coal down
at the coast in favorable competition with
any other section.   Now for the railway.
At present three coal drills are working in the Nicola district: One at the
Diamond Vale Co's property, and one
each at Lumbum lake and the Coldwater.
These properties are all believed to contain a large area of coal and the drilling
is to ascertain the extent and quality of
it. First class coking coal is known to
be in the Nicola but its extent has never
been defined some of the strata being at
great depth.
A letter addressed to the Star inquires
for platinum property, the writer evidently being desirous to purchase. He
also states that he is in touch with California people who want to get about
twenty mineral claims on Copper mountain. If any inducement be offered to
purchase they would look the country,
and the properties over. Address m?
be had at this office.
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The Similkameen Star Si^*«^™>amo^ its Man>'and
pushed weekly at vast  natural    resources    possesses
PRINCETON    B.C. great stretches of upland pasturage
—sy— on which wild horses now feed that
The Princeton Publishing Co. could be turned to much.better pur-
A.  E.   Howse.   M»n»or«r pose        f^    jimb    an(j    |ung.   power
"J3.00I °^ norses could have no better place
for development than among the
hills of this district and the grass
is most nutritious.
January 7, 1905.
A. E. Howse, Manager.
One Year,   -    -    -    - % -    -    ...
Payable in Advance.
Subscribers wilficonfer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting, any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their pape r.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices io and 5 centsA>erlme. . 1  :
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.   J
All cheques to be made payable to
.'/   A. E. HOWSE.
.^9.05-looks  like- an epochal year
in the KTstory of theVSimilkameen.
The Socialist  legislators can cause
: dissolution - of'-the" local  house  or
. they can ie&teh63ts life the allotted
sparfl*^>Pheyalcan  cause the" imrae-
. diate construction of a railway into
...the. ^Similkameen- or  they maybe
susceptible  to   the  hypnotic influence of the great railway monopoly
'and  thus  delay  .building.....^They
'can  force  the  government to give
railway subsidies or withhold, them,:
;in  fact.. they-   can  take  Richard's
■head  off   and   leave   his  bones, of
office to be  picked  by the vultures
which infest James' bay.    What is
demanded  by   the ! people   of the
Similkameen  is   a  reilway.     It is
their right.     They  cafe  not who
builds it.    If the  Socialists are the
friends ofr4the.:peoplev; they ought to
mark the next  session of the legislature- with'*'a' progressive railway
policy.       ;''Premier"      Hawthorn-
t'hwaite may foegijn an epoch   in the
history ,1; of   t&e   Similkameen   in
which, railway transportation will
be the initial event!    Is he likely to
do it?
.In 1901 Canada possessed'^ according  to  the  census  returns of that
year,   nearly   ij5oo,ooo   horses,   a
.   much  larger. proportion to population   tbarbttthat of any other country.    Britain  requires some educa-
tionAegafding the Dominion's pos-
slBilitiesn'and   actualities  as a horse
v-^ureeding countr); and a:-fuller recpg.|
nition  of this   on   the part of the
imperial  government   would   be a
small  return   for  the   prefer entail
tariff Premier i,aunjir; has accapred
he. old country.    Canada, and especially the  dry belt- OfirBfitish Columbia, is a field%econ<rol^dne for
the  production   of the7 firiestran.d
hardiest horses suitable for miJitar^
purposes.    After. South Africarifex.1
perieri.ces  army  officials have been-
cast ing about Jbrifni 0iraTy.' '^nrosiSs
and   havSs.Concluded fait". Canagg
has inexhaustible  resourees-fof the
raising  of theov-ihe..only difficulty'!
being.- the  procuring of the^ro^g
quality.   Experimental horse breeding stations  should  be established
in B.C. for the purpose of eliminating the  underbred .cayuse and the
production of a serviceable military
and. general purpose  norse.'   The
l|Be seedless orange has now been
j followed by the  coreless  and seedless  apple, which   is  the  result of
twelve years  of experiment.    frfis
latest  triumph  in' horticulture has
been -'achieved {in^.England. -and is
named after   its  discoverer, or inventor—or, perhaps, breeder would
be  the   fittest  word—the:.Spencer
apple.     There   are  now  2,000 of
these coreless  apple trees available
for 'prbpogation  to supply the orchards  of   the    world.   .,Sampson
Morgan,   who -has;been associated
with "Mr.' Spencer  in the work of
experiment,,which»>has*at last ended
in siich Success; estimates in an article which   he   contributes   to the
Century   that   in  two
how 2,500,000 of these
trees will   have  been put upon the
market.    The  stock'"of 2,000 trees
now  in  the hands of Mf. Spencer
were obtained  froth five*.trees that
bore fruit practically seedless.    The
tree is described as blossom less, the
only  thing   resembling  a blossom
being a small  cluster of tin.3' green
leaves,    which   grow   around   the
newly  formed apple and shelter if.
There is nothing in the way of perfume  to   attract  the  codlin moth.
Already there is the seedless plum,
orange, grape, cherry but the seedless apple .will be   irost. welcome by
the' housewives of the land.
I.X.L- mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district. . Where located:  On Copper, mountain, --^ji&ffl
Take notice that I, H, H. Thomas, free miner's
certificate No. B72190, formygejf and as agentfor
W.  H.  Thomas,    free   miner's   certificate No.
B72i8gand S. L. Allison, free miner's certificate
No. B79914,  intend,  sixty days fgpm the date
hereof to apply to the  Mining  Recorder  for  a
certificate ofognSrovements, for the purpose of
Obtaining:' a crown gratasBfithOTlioye claim.
And further take notic&tnat action, under sec- i
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuance
|pf such certificate of improvements.'
-Dated this 28th day of November, A.D. 1904.
Princeton mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen   mining   division'^f    Yale    district.
. .Where locateaTTtennedymouatafe. M
Take notice that I, Ernest Waterman, agent for
the -Vermilion' Forks  Mining and Development
Company,   Limited,     free    miner's   .certificaie
No.   B72U74,   ihterfa; - sixty days from the'date
hereof,  to  apply  to  the   mining recorder for
a certificate of-tmprovements, for'the]purpose of
obtaining crown grants of. the above claims.
And further take rotice that action, under section 37, must be commenced  before the issuance
of suco>&rtificate of Improvements.
Dateathis 21st day of November;.A.jP._ 1904. ..
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Vancouver and Coast-Kootenay Railway Company
will apply to the parliamectol Canada, at its
next session, for an ActJjSSlSSJifase its capital
stock, build branch lifieS^and to extend the time
in JEji|c|fit'may constra§tSfs-works;
D. G. MACDeSTEri,. :
JSolicitor for Applicants.
Dated at Vancouver, B.C , this 19th day of November, 1904.
'THIRTY days after date I intend to apply to the
*     Chief Commissioner .of Lands and  Works-,
for ajjjcense to prospect for coal on the'following
'descHhed lands:
Commencing at a point' south of B. ^White's
claim, J5J
And running nWtix 80 chains, west 80 chains,
south 80 chains, east 80 chains to- point of commencement, containing 640 acres. SfiRsas
'"  W. J7WILSON," L'cfcator.
Princeton, 28th Nov., 1904.
Commencing at a post.near W. J..Wilson's
cHim,    ..- - ■ .    -   . •
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains west, 80
chains north, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 646acres. . **■•..
P. BURNS, Locator,     ,■
W. J. Wilson, Agent. ;'■
Princeton, 28th Nov., 1904. ■"-
years from
Shamrock and Billy Goat minejal claims, situate jJLthe Osoyoos 'jnintng'SJdi^sion of Yale
TpdfetMct.,: Where locateH : On Riordan moun-
I tain. *$r*i
Take notice that I, R. H. Rogers, as agent for
RoberftGaede'jKree miner's certificate*N6.'B7882§.
and James Riordan, free miner's certificate No.
B78824, intend sixty days' from the date herejH", tj>:
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-ylgjrovements.'1 -.«■** l,'%
Dated this'is't day of December, 1904.        ,
Sglgs Reginald h. Rogers.
Commencing at a-point near west end of Wilson's claim,.       . --   - *    • "*"'
" And rflf& 80 chains north;* 80 chains west,
80 chains south, 80 chains east, to point of com-
mencement,-c(bffifaining 640 acres.
W. J. Wilson, Agent.
Princeton, 28th Nov,, 1904.
Commencing at
hart's claim,    .   ;:„        ._,. .
And fefiSfning 80 chains south, 80 chains   west,
80 chains north, 80 chains east, to point of com-
mentenlejtit, containing 640 acres.
-   -      •- ALEX. SHARP, Locator,     •
t W. J. Wilson, Agent.
Princetcn, 28th Nov., 1904.
point   near George Urqu-
TpHIRTY days after date I to.the
*    Chief,Comniis9S)fi^t-Sbf Lands 'and .Works
for a license-to prospect for coal 'on the following described lands :
Commencing at a point on the west line of lot
300, 2c-!Chains"'south of the north-west corner of
lot 300
; And running north 80 chains, west 80 chains,
south 80 chains, east 80. chains to poiut of commencement, containing 640 acres.
F. W. GROVES, Locator.
Princeton, 7th Nov. 1904.
I Commencing at a point on the west line of lo.
300, 20 chains south of the north-west^cbrner of
lot 300;! * '"■■-"
And running south 80 chains, west 80 chains
iiorth 80. chains, east So-chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
T. H. PARR, Locator.
Per F. W. Groves.
Princeton, 7th Nov. 1904.
'T'HIRTY days from date I intend to apply to the
*     Chief Cfttnmissfoner "of Lands and Wcrks
for a to -prospect for coal on the following
Commencing at  the S.W. corner  of lot   300.
thence east 40 chains, south 80 chains, west 20
'(mains north 40 chains, west no chains along
.the north line lot 230, north 52 chains along-the
east' line'lOt 71, west 20 chains to the S E. corner
of lot 75,jiorth 125 chains along the east line of
lots 75 and 74, east 19 chains along south line of
lot 246, south 160 chains along the west line of F.
W. Groves'and T. H. Parr's coal claims, east 80
chains along'the south line'of T. H. Parr's coal
claim, north 20 chains to. point of commencement and containing 640 acres ''•VfeSW^
C. H. TY2, Locator.
per F. W. Groves,
■ 7th November, 1904.
TTHIRTY days after date I
*   the Chief Commissioner o
It has been decided to
make Port Simpson the Pacific terminus of the Grand Trunk Pacific.
The'land  required   by tbe railway
company  for   terminal, and   other
purposes belongsto the Indians and
will-have to be secured through ue-
hgot?iations  with  the depart ment. of
rhe' interior;" Some of the speculators  who  expected .tomake a big
winning on  real  estate ' Will- find
they're in- the   "soup"   when the
town'M located a miljStor two  from
'. .JTbttce is herety given that sixty days from
;da(e.I intend-Aorfl-pply to. the Honorable Chief
Conj|mti§jbner of Lands and Work#Jfor per-
&i^£sion far purchase i6o-acres of mountain pas
|Ejir,e| land. The described land is a'l" follows
SGominie"ficirig' at a%ost planted at the {northeast
corJiEr pS W,J^UThba&&$pre-eruption and about
ffiree miles from Princeton, and running -feifth
■|^lte)nsj thenea<iks*t 26 chains;' thence north 80
[chains;.thence west 2ochains,' to. place of com-
mehceltHeiit''and cbntafeung' 160 acres more..or
less, j-;««.*?. Jf',J^.'r,    AM*Y A.  WOKGANi
' Dated Decenttjer.23ra^, 1904...
NOTie^ys. .tareb^gtyen that sixty days after
date x ^Jend to applyitp.tHe Chief Commissioner
of Lands and WofESffoi' permission to purcjiajse
80 acres of mountain pasture land,' described as
follows : Commencing at a post marked W. D.
Y. iind.running-20 chains: north, 40 chains east
20 chainjstsputh, 40 chains ,we^|jt; back to poiriflSf
comme^einent,containing80acresinore or tess.
Situated about 8 miles, from, Princeton on Wolf
creek-jfi?'' W. Dv^Qp3*GJI*i
Princeton, Nov. 11, 11504. ' -~.iii
Silvei sides and Ironsides mineral claims, situate
in the-Osoyoos mining division of Yale district.   Where locate^ : Camp J&edley.
Take notice that I, J. Fraser Campbell,  agent
for Sydney  M. Johnson,- free miner's certificate
No B4i75i;H. W. Yates   free miner's certificate
No. B78808 and- J.-J*faser Campbell, free miner's
certificate    No.    B.78807,    intend,-; sixty ' .days
from the date hereof,  to apply  to the Mining
recorder for a'certiflcate of improvements for the
purpose of obtaining .a crown grant of the above
Aud further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
-of such Certificate of Improvements. •*,."".
Dated this first day of November. A.D. 1904.
To STEVE MANGOT or whomsoever he may
have transferred his interest in the Gold:
Platinum mineral-claimrsituate on Champion,
creek, a tributary of the Tuiameen river,
in the Similkameen mining division of Yale
district. ?!££f
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 Gold-Platinum
mineral claim, situate on Champion creek, in
the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale District, British Columbia, together with all costs of
advertising, your interest in said claim shall become vested in your co-owner, Daniel Coute-
nay, free miner, who has made the required expenditure.
■ The amount' due by you in respect of the
said mineral claim, not including costs, is
Dated this 24th day of October, 1904
intend to apply to
  ~. wV4UiuiBaiviicr of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
Commencing at a post marked E.S.N's southwest corner,
And running 80 chains, north, 80 chains "east,
80  chains   south,  80  chains west,    to point   of
commencement,. containing 640  acres,'and adjoining J. Lang's locations on the east bovndary.
E. S. NEAVE.'Locator.
Ernest Waterman, Agent.
Princeton, October 10, 1904.
Northern mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen   mining    division   .of  Yale'  district.
Where located : On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I,  F.  W.  Groves   acting as
agent for J. S. C. Fraser, free miner's certificate
No. B42433, Jose?>h Wright, free miner's certificate No. B75373, and L. G. Barron; free miner's
celtificate    No.    B57500,    intend    sixty    days.
ir<fm «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
Aud further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate cf improvements. „■ [fSfelsSp!
Dated this 13th day of October, 1904.
nrJHIRTY d$9s from date I   intend  to apply to
*   th'ejgfaief Cornmissiosper of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
.described lands:—
Situated on Nine-Mile creek, Yale district,
about 9 mileV'south-west from Princeton, B.C.,
commencing at a post marked D.L.H's north
west corner post and running 80 chains east, 80
chains south, 80 chains west, 80 chains north
back to post, containing 640.acres, and adjoining!
L- E. Hanley's south boundary line.
D. L. HOPKINS, Locator.
C. O. French, Agent.
Dec.aoth, 1904.
Honeysuckle mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen  mining  division   of. Yale   district.
Wheie located:   On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, F, W. Groves, free miner's
Certificate No. B72155, acting for selfand as agent
fiff*Tliomas   Day, free   miner's  certificate   No.
.B72123, intend, sixty days from the date, hereof,
to ap!ply 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 Certiflcatee of Improvements.
Dated thlSjijsth day of November, A.D. 1904.
Peerless, fractional, mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining division of Yale   district.    Where located;   On  Kennedy mountain. '     ;)lt'gif["i
Take   notice  that  I,   F.   W.   Groves,   acting
as    agent    for    A.   E.   Irvine,     free    miner's
certificate No.  B76870,   intend  sixty  days from
the  date  hereof,   to apply to  the .Milling Recorder  for Certificate of Improvements^for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claim. •■
And further take notiee that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch certificate of improvements.
Dated this 15th day of November, A.D.. 1904.
i9'Mfccu#' 1c' j a(
JANUARY 7^1905
At Princeton, on the 31st December, 1904,
by the Rev. A. J. Fowlie, (Presbyterian) J. M. Wright, of the Star, to
Miss M. h. Whillans. Both formerly
of Ottawa.
At the board of trade meeting held on
Thursday evening it was ordered that the
rooms of the board be opened Wednesdays and Saturdays for the use of out of
town persons. The secretary was advised by the board to provide a box with
lock for safe deposit of board documents and minute book. The hearty
congratulations cf the board were tendered the vice-president upon his recent
marriage. Board adjourned till the 19th
The telephone wire stringers reached
Princeton on Tiiursday from Nicola and
immediately set up communication with
that point. Foreman Kelly with his
gang of men has made an excellent job
of the line, the insulation being perfect
and every word spoken is distinctly audible. There being a shortage of wire
Mr. Kelly took his gang to Keremeos on
Friday and will work toward Penticton.
He expects to have the line completed in
three weeks.
'Phonetics'—Port Arthur garrison capitulated and brave Gen. Stoessel held a
prisoner of war by the Japanese.—Urqu-
hart, Liberal candidate for north Toronto
in the Dominion elections, elected mayor
of that city by over 2,500 majority.—S.
B. Eiggar, brother-in-law of A. E. Howse
has been elected mayor of Hamilton by
a large majority.
Baled Hay For Sale—Apply at Central
stables. *
Druggist and Stationer
Drugs, Medicines,
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $-2,229,-280.00. Reserve fund
and surplus profits, $2,067,080.95. 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.
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON.     - B. C.
■ -M^lft  tilO   -SIB230  30^^jf^t'^0^^
Paints ^m
MURALO'S 1st qualftjrjg
Cold Water Sanilry Calcimo
M.A., B.C.I,.
Simikameen, B.C.
e Vancouver Breweries, lid.
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
Take notice that sixty days after date I intend
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works f r permission to purchase the following descriDed lands, viz : Commencing at a pes:
placed at the north-west cor ner of lot 1825, thence
west 40 chains, south 80 chains, east 40 chains,
north 80 chains along the western boundary of
lot 1825 to point of commencement, containing
320 acres more or less.
per W. C. McDougall.
Jan. 7,1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I 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. McDougall.
Jan. 7, 1005.
larness, Saddles, ^^^B
Harness of any Description and any Price Made to Order—Send for Prices.
[Established 12 years in Vernon.]
gjW~ Freight Prepaid to Penticton on all Orders from
Princeton and Vicinity.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of I.ands and Works for permission to purchase
80 acres of mountain pasture land, situated-and
commencing at the southwest corner of lot number 1937 and running south 40 chains, east 20
chains to lot No. 1037, thence north 40 chains,-
west 20 chains to point of commencement.
December 6,1904.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
1 .... ■_.J]"M
Came to my ranch on the Similkameen river
in the winter of 1903 4,
One Roan Yearling Steer, no brand.
The owner of the above an'»mal may obtain the
same by paying expense of keep and cost of advertisement. If not claimed within 30 days from
this date and charges paid, the animal will be
Keremeos, ist Dec., 1904.
Yates St., Victoria, B.C.
Mining Machinery
and Supplies
Tenders on Engineering Contracts
Quotations on all kinds of machinery
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
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50  YEARS'
Trade: Marks
Copyrights &c.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
invention1 is probably patentable. Communications strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest acency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
Scientific American,
A handsomely illuatrated weekly. T^nrcrest circulation of niiy scientific journal. Terms, $3 a
year; four months* $L Sold by all newsdealers.
i$UNN & Co.36,Broadway- New York
Branch Office. 025 F St.. Washington, D. C.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of I,ands and Works for a license to cut and tarry
away timber from the following described lands,
situated on the east side of the Tuiameen river,
commencing at a post by the N.W. corner post
of lot 252, running east 20 chains, north 120
chains, west 140 chains more or less, to a point
on river, thence following the line of river to
point of commencement.
Princeton, Nov. iq, 1904.
William A. McLean, of the Commercial Hotel,
Hedley, intends to apply to the License Commissioners for the Nicola district for permission to
transfer his hotel license to William J. Henderson. Signed,
William a. Mclean.
Dated at Hedley, Dec. 6th, 1904.
Advertise in the Star.
■as;-^-'~" ■ ->- -
January 7
'!And is that the ocean out there?"
asked the visitor from the interior, who
had just arrived at Atlantic City. "Yes,
the Atlantic ocean,"  replied the  native
I proudly,  "named   after   our   city,   you
I "Do you mean to tell  me that you
"ever drink water?" "Yes," answered
Bronco Bob. "I come from a part of the
west where water is too much needed for
irrigation to be wasted."
A teacher was doing some home
geography work with her primary class.
"Now, Ella," she said in review, "can
you tell me what an isthmus is?" "It's
a little path across the water," replied
Ella promptly.
Mrs. Potts was filled with nervous
alarms whenever she travelled, and Mr.
Potts always had his hands full in trying
to quiet and reassure her. "Algernon,"
said Mrs. Potts, wakening her husband
from a sound sleep in a southern railway
car. "Algernon ! I want you to find out
why we are going at this fearful speed.
The car is bumping and swaying till I
can scarcely see out of my eyes." Mr.
Potts sat up and looked out of the window
at the moonlit landscape. "See that
bridge ahead on the curve ?" he asked
sleepily. "Well, we have to go over that
in a minute, and probably it isn't very
strong, and they want to go over it with
as little strain and as quickly as possible.
Now go to sleep."
Mrs. Chatterson—It was such a relief
fo have my husband fail.    Mrs. Chipway
■How   so?    "Oh,   I   was so  afraid we
\uld have to pay all those bills."
5^>drick—So Freddy is after the rich
Gotrox girl,; How in the world did he
make such a favorable impression with
the mother? Van Albert—Oh, that was
easy. When he saw the mother and
daughter together for the first time he
asked if they were sisters.
Guest—Two eggs—and boil them in
five minutes. Waiter—Yas, sah. Give
'em to yo' in a minute, sah.
First Burglar — Get anything when
you broke into the Hide and Seek Bank ?
Second Burglar—No, the cashier h; d
preceded me.
LAKE OF THE WOODS Milling Company
P.O. Box 158 Vancouver, B.G.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum
on the following described lands :
Commencing at a post marked "James Hay's
north-west corner," and running 80 chains south
^ajong east side of H. Rockett's location, thence
80 chains east, 80 chains north, 80 chains west
to place of commencement, containing 640 acres
JAMES HAY, Locator.
W. a. Davis, Agent.
Located June 22nd, 1004.
'T'hirty days afterdate I intend to apply to the
* Chief Commissioner of I ands and Works for
a license to prospect for coal and petroleum on
the following described land :—
Commencing at a post marked "M. P.ockett's
northwest corner," running 80 chains west, 80
■chains south alorg east side of J. "V. MacAdams'
location, thence east 80 chains, north 80 chains
to place of commencement, containing 640 acres
in aU.
M. ROCKETT, Locator.^
W. A. Davis, Agent.
Located June 22nd, 1904.
centraUy located.    Membership   solicited.
E. W. Groves, E. Waterman,
President. £ Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
Largest Sale in Canada
Just Opened
first Class Dining Room
Good Beds
Newly Fined
 No Chinese Employed.........
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
Party |f
Lines .
Style, Comfort and Durability
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
R. P. RITHET & CO., Ld.
Sole Agents*
„- - —    - —       mM      .,.,
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.
TELEPHONE-   ;        IfeATH.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
For  the STAR
*A Sisn of thguTimes"
Items of Interest.
In a paper read at a meeting of a society
of dyers in Manchester, titanic acid  (the
oxide of titanium) was claimed to possess
remarkable fireproofing properties,  and
1 evidence was produced in 'the shape of
■experiments by the reader of the  paper.
He took,  for  instance,  some   pieces of
flannelette  which had been treated with
titanic  acid,  and put a match to them.
The incipient fire in the material smoldered and went out,  refusing ,to   burst
into a flame.
It would seem  almost incredible  that
there should"exist in nature a soap lake,
since soap is an artificial man-made  pro
duct.    Yet   such   a   curiosity   exists   in
California,   not   far   from    the    famous
Death Valley, and for souie four or five
years a large number of men have  been
at work digging it out.   The explanation
of the phenomenon is as follows".   The
lake bed originally held,   not soap, but
water, said water, however, contained  a
strong solution of borax  and  soda.    In
the water a certain species of grub bred
by millions.   These grubs went through
their various transformations, and finally
emerged as short winged,  heavy-bodied
flies, very fat and oily.   They lived  but
a few days, dying*and falling back  into
the lake in innumerable multitudes.
The oily  substances of the dead flies
• " blended, with the alkali of the borax and
soda, and the result was a layer of pure
soap, corresponding in thickness- to  the
drift strata of the dead flies, a  foot deep
j  '   of'the flies making a lair of soap  nearly
an  inch thick.    These   strata,   repeated
year after  year,  gradually  replace'd the
water, so that where  it  had  once  been
. was nothing but soap of infinite  purity
and of almost the consistency  and color
of honey.    This is not theory, but fact,
for a similar process is even  now silting
up the bed of Owen's lake, some 40 miles
distant as the crow flies.
Most   remarkable   of    all,    however,
among recent geological discoveries,  is
t le 1 eating of the veritable "Home of
Gold," the existence of which has been
a legend among the Atzecs in Mexico for
more than  six centuries.    Somewhere—
so ran the story—among the   a tnesses ot
the Seirra Madre is a wonderful  Valley.
Small, enclosed in high  rocky  walls, it
-   can   be? reached  by but a single subter
ranean passage, the  entrance  to  which ofcen been sought but never found.
It is watered by a broad-river, and  in   it
are thousands ox birds of the most beautiful plumage, exquisite.-flovyers and stately
trees.    A ledge of pure gold 30  feet wide
crosses it and glisten^jjetthe sun like a
great golden belt.    The stream runs over
.   this ledge, swirling over and  murmuring
round ' blocks   of "the   precious   yellow
metal as others do among pebbles.
All this has long been- believed  to  be
an Indian legend pure and simple.   In
the early part of last summer, however, a
party of gold seekers stumbled accident-
. ally upon the valley in  question.    There
could be no doubt about it.   There was
the subterranean passage, the lofty precipices, the river and the broad ledge of
glistening metal; only, unfortunately for
the adventurers, the latter proved to be,
not gold at all, but iron pyrites.
Tickle Your Palate
I   and your economical buj
HH^'- at the same: time with
;■ -^^^::; J goods and prices.'W :'
If s not necessary to try us more than once.      S
By closely watching the market and discriminating in d
chases our stock is made up of just such goods as please i
particular* Here are a few random items picked out from
dred others for the holiday trade:
Fresh Muscatel Raisins
PI   Valencia
I     rialaga
fi     Currants
Candied Peel
A fine assortment of Toys and Fancy
Suitable for Presents
^Have a Look at our Windows
-:o:- 5on3 6 G>. Alms. Montreal
Dividend No 1 A, Dividend Fraction, Mammoth,
Iron Mask, Dividend   A, Dividend No. 2 A
and Dividend No.  3 A Fractional mineral
claims, situate in the Osoyoos mining division of "Yale district.  Where located: On Dividend mountain.
Take notice  that I, Reginald H. Rogers, as
agent for Robeit Gaede, free miner's certificate
l -N0JB78828 and Jamefe Riordan  free miner's certificate No. &78§24,*fntend, -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.
And further take notice-that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 7th day of December, a.D. 1904..
R H. Rogers.
ft. howse comH
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January 7, 1905.
KMH^4H^>i^VfO^C>V' O Ci C> C>«^'C>C>'<i',<i',4*,<*^<*
TAa Town of
^Etf®OTHfl3gy SITUATED at the Forif of the Similkameen and Tuiameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CEN-
fo^* the following |^ni^ ^mps:-—? Gosper Mountain,
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder ana fcrranite Creeks,
Summit; Raaie-River, Tapper Tuiameen an<£ Aspen Grove.
:  f-'H -
I Government   Headquarters
M I^^Etfcjfl       **. f||§ :--'r'^ iwt  i^^f*
For the Similkameen District
Enormous Agricultural Area1 to> Draw from:^
'I   '-'»'. a%   ■&'■&
i.075  FOR  SALE
i sift
PRESENT   PRICES   OF   LOTS—From $2.00  to  $10  Per  Front   r^oot    Size of   Lots
50*100 Feet and 3^*^00 Feet.     Terms—One-Third Cash; Balance Three anafSix Months1
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum.
Send JM£M&p^ and Price List to i£0M
Resident  Manager
Agents for the CANADIAN ORE CONCENTRATION, I3l$$ED (Elmore Oil Pro^lfe


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