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Nothing Extenuate Nor Aught Set Down in Malice/'
The  Similkameen  and  Nicola  Districts  Contain Unequalled Wealth-Producing Mineral Resources "Which Have Been Retarded in Thei*
Development by Rival Railway Interests and Supine Governments, But the Dawn "Which Follows the Darkest Hour is at Hand*
Vol. iv.   No. 51.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, APRIL 2, 1904.
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LOCAL PABAGBAPHS.
Brief News Notes and Personal Men-
tion of People Passing.,
Public school average attendance for
the past month was 15.47 and the number
on roll was 19k
Miss Whillans, of Hedley, is spending
Eastertide in Princeton, the guest of Mrs.
A. Bell, Vermilion avenue.
A few men scattered along the roads
now would prevent many washouts and
consequent extensive repairs. The roads
are reported dangerous in many places
and require immediate attention. The
mail contractor ^ the Hedley route
threatens to drop a trip or two until the
road is repaired. Towardsxrfeola* repair,
squad keeps the road passable. The mail
from Penticton was four hours longer
than usual in reaching here on Wednesday.
J. Murray came up from Hedley on
a business visit on Wednesday.
A. D. Macintyre, judge in court of revision and appeal, came in from Kamloops on Wednesday and held court in
the afternoon. There were few cases to
be heard and the judge's happy knack
of briefly and satisfactorily disposing of
them closed the sitting sharp on time.
The learned judge's experience and
ability eminently qualify him to be
SjjSailled.higher" when occasion requires.
' E. Voigt and wife left for the coast via
Penticton last Thursday.
Dr. Edgar, of Kamloops, was a visitor
to Princeton this week, The Dr. is a
pioneer of the west and as such has contributed much as a nation-builder to this
great Dominion. He has great faith in
the Similkameen and strongly advises
young men with "nest eggs" to head for
this district.
Leo McMullen is erecting a cottage on
Endcliffe Avenue and will remove thereto
shortly.
The unfortunate and pitiable condition
of a respected rancher near Princeton,
who recently returned from the hospital
for the insane at New Westminster, suggests the retention of the patient there
not only on humane grounds but for the
sake of economy. Travelling expenses
special attendants, medical exam, and
legal service are important items of cost.
While the patient is not violent or dangerous yet he is a menace to his.own life
while wandering about.
Good Friday and Easter Sunday, com^
memorating the death and resurrection
of Jesus, are observed and reverenced by
a countless host of Christians throughout
the world—it being generally conceded
that' those two events have the greatest
concern for the human race of any that
have transpired since the world began. Tomorrow the austerities of the 40 days previous to Easter give place to gladness and
sacred feasting in thankful appreciation
of a crucified and ascended Lord and
Saviour*
HEDLEY HAPPENINGS
20TH CENTURY CLUB
Conservative Newspaper Adventurer—New Hotel Soon
Ready for Guests—Even
the Impeccable Socialists
Have Troubles.
Hedley, March 29.—A warm time was
experienced at the Twenty Century club
last Friday night when the election of
officers was completed. The main con-
t *<#. was between the Irish element (town-
ies) and the "hill crowd " alias defunct
"ladies' aid" for the vice-presidency.
Mr. Winkler was the candidate put forward by the "boys" while Mr. Collins
represented the ladies. Victory perched
on the banners of the "aiders," their candidate winning by 33 votes to 25.
Major Megraw, formerly connected
with the Vernon News and later with the
Midway Advance, is said to be making
arrangements to start a paper here within
the next few months. It will be Conservative in politics.
The large new. hotel being erected in
the north end of the town i<* rapidly
nearing completion under the superintendence of E. D. Boering. Lathing and
plastering is now the order of the day,
the contract for this work having been let
to Messrs. Dixon & Mcintosh.
A. D. Worgan, late of Allison, has
completed his combined office and residence here and is now prepared to insure
eligible candidates on the slightest possible notice. He is located in the centre
of the town, just opposite C. E. Oliver's
assay office.
Water was recently turned into the
Daly Reduction Co's big flume.
F. M. Gillespie, Hedley's popular postmaster, returned Tuesday evening from a
short visit to old friends at Keremeos.
A break is reported to be threatened in
the Socialist ranks here through the
"comrades" taking sides for and against
the "aiders" in the Twenty Century club.
This, with the trouble in the Conservative camp over the appointment of a justice of the peace is making some of the
Liberals chuckle to themselves.   "What
fools these mortals be!"
Scrutator.
Dr. K. C. Macdonajd, dentist, of Grand
Forks, will shortly, make a professional
tour of the Similkameen.
F. P. Cook, who, with his two daughters, left for England a month ago, has
been detained in quarantine at Halifax
owing to oneof the children contracting
diphtheria en route.
D. Ross, Liberal nominee for Yale-
Cariboo, is expected to visit the district
shortly.
DISTRICT HAMPERED
NEEDS ADVERTISING
BOABD OF TBADE.
Once Seen this Country Leaves
Very Favorable Impression
—Croaker    nor  Pessimist
Never Yet Developed Any
MineraL District.
Editor
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he Similkameen any length
well as the casual visitor are
firmly convinced of its enormous mineral resources—if they were at all skeptical of what they had read and heard
about this district before coming it was all
dispelled when they saw and examined
the coal, ore and placer deposits which
are visible almost everywhere. Every
man possessed of good judgment who
has seen the Similkameen has become
a living advertisement of its enormous
and practically untouched' mineral
wealth. W&k
But there are millions on this continent and in the old country, who are engaged in prospecting or mining or are
interested in. mining by investment or
inclination to whom the word Similkameen is an unknown tongue. How to
put them on speaking terms with this
poetical and increasingly attractive name
and at the same -time set up in their
minds an iuquisitive desire for better
acquaintanceship is a matter for citizens
generally and the board of trade to
earnestly consider. Therefore, may I be
permitted to suggest that the local newspaper affords an unexcelled medium for
making known the advantages, possibilities and resources of a district, and as the
Similkameen is essentially a mineral re-*
gion, and mining the principal occupa»
tion, intelligence relating to both sniailcf
predominate.
To make the local newspaper of interest to mining men every prospector,
miner, expert, owner and others should
assist in filling its pages with their discoveries, operations, assays, plans and
projects, reserving only that which would
interfere with private interests. What
is sometimes of small interest and seemingly trivial to the local reader is perused
with avidity by the far distant miner or
investor hence the necessity for &p0L
report of every branch of mining^^S
newspaper devoted to the interests ot trie,
district should have a large'home circulation as well as abroad, and the suggestion
is made to the board SY trade that a large
number of copies of the local paper be
distributed by it during the St. Louis
exhibition and thus sow the seed that
cannot be otherwise than fruitful.
Concerning the official report of the
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Important Letters from Dominion and
Local Legislators.
At the board of trade meeting Thursday night communications were presented and read by the secretary from A. W.
Galliher, »|;P., L. W. Shatford, M.L.A.,
J. J. McDonell, Edmonton and D. Beaton, Alberta.
Mr. Galliher stated that he would recommend the change in route ojEtele-
phone line to include Fairview and Okanagan Falls also stating that a reasonable
offer having been made an additional
mail to Hedley per week would be urged
by him, and that the postmaster-general
could not see his way at present to> granting direct mail service from Fairview to
Camp McKinney, also that maps, reports,
&c, would be forwarded. He further
wrote that he fatly recognized the importance of the Similkameen and would
earnestly advocate increased facilities of
communication with the outside world.
Mr. Shatford stated that he had done
all in bis* power for road appropriations
but the financial stringency of the local
government prevented the beginning of
any new work. He said the Copper
mountain road would be built on the
original conditions when agreed toby
local parties. In the discussion following by members of the board it was
learned that the Vermilion Forks Co,
had $1,500 on deposit with the goverm.^
ment towards the construction of the
road and that E. Voigt had proposed to
the present Commissioner of Lands and
Works to construct the road if the government would contribute half the cost
as he (Mr. Voigt) was anxious to install
mining machinery on his property.
The question of securing a grant of
land for burial purposes was brought to
the attention of the board.
*"The letter for publication was read before the board by J. M. Wright and or-
"clered printed in the usual way. A. E.
Howse was invited to contribute the next
letter.
•^SheTioard adjourned for one week.
Died Suddenly.
Andrew Lee, a Norwegian about fifty
years old, died suddenly on Thursday last
in the cabin of R. Dickson on One-mile
cre^k, near Princeton. He had recently
returned from Hedley where he had been
working and apparently well enough left
Ror home in company with Mr. Dickson
p>n the morning of his fatal day. The
unbroken winter's snow made travel very
difficult, so he rested with his neighbor
and took lunch. Turning aside from the
table with his head "resting in hisWnds
his friend spoke but received no answer—
Lee had crossed the Great Divide without
a struggle or a tremor. It is supposed
heart failure resulting from over exertion
caused death. The remains were brought
to the government morgue here. An
inquest was not considered necessary.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
April 2, 1904
'The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON, B.C
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. B. Howse, Manager.
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
One Year,   --    .........  $2.00
Payable In Advance.
Subscribers wiljpionfer 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 noticed 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weeklyynserHons constitute one month
advertising,/' n ^Aj,
. cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
LUCK AND OPPORTUNITIES.
' Residents and  others interested
in  the Similkameen are only too
well aware of their hard luck to be
frequently reminded of  it.     Had
their luck, however, been  of their
own begetting there  would be less
poignancy felt   when  the present
conditions of affairs are referred to.
But  there is a use to which even
misfortune  may   be applied   with
profit,  and  that is when it stimulates men to  increased activity and
strenuous  effort in attaining some
useful goal to which their ambition
leads.      No   success     was    ever
gained  nor  battle won without its
counterpoise of struggle and defeat.
The greatness of  things done  is
measured by the obstacles overcome.
Guaged  by  these   standards  then
the people of the Similkameen have
every right to expect large reward
for their struggles and defeats.   Vic-
\ tory  will   assuredly    crown   their
efforts  while   faith and persistent
work  go  hand-in-hand with such
means,   however limited,  as are at
their disposal.
The Rossland Miner, always practical and explicit, and always in the
van  in exposing evil,  has the fol-
|j|pwing suggestions which  are well
adapted for the Similkameen in its
present state  of development:   ' 'It
is a waste of both time and opportunity for the owner of a rich undeveloped mine to sit down and wait
for  the   outside   capitalist.     It is
often a waste of money for the local
speculator of small means to play a
tricky stock  market.    If the locaj
mine  owner will get together his
local  syndicate  he will soon have
his property either paying dividends
or sold   for a  big figure to eager
buyers, while those who joined the
syndicate will  reap a big reward
from their \ "ground-floor" ' investment.    Our suggestions in this instance do not possess the merit of
originality,    but    they   would,   if
adopted, add materially to the profitable development of the country^!
and we venture the assertion thati
local     money    is    available    for
' "ground-floor" '   syndicates,   if it
can^be   shown   that the property
offered has the genuine ear marks
of a good mine."
There is   no valid reason why
mining in general should not be
carried  on  the same as farming,
manufacturing or  any other legitimate enterprise.    The farmer's progress is often slow, until he has removed the barriers which impede
and it is only  by plodding, persevering labor  he can hope to make
his farm profitable or saleable.    No
manufacturer ever attained wealth
or market for   his wares who did
not wrestle with serious proDlems
in and out of season, and in  every
calling in life there is a ceaseless
tug-of-war to be waged if success be
aimed at.    The law of cause and
effect is the same in every legitimate
undertaking—put in well-directed
energy take out profits, put in honest labor take out increased values,
put in development take out a ready
sale.    There are some splendid mining properties in the Similkameen
lying idle which  could  easily  be
developed by meanls of small syndicates  and  thus  put them in shape
for  capital to  take  hold of.    The
best  advertisement  a Similkameen
mine can  have now is  a big ore
dump—no one doubts that the average quality of the ore is superior
to any other district in the province.
What the investor wants is to see
plenty of it.
As the shark follows the ship so
does hard luck follow in the wake
of neglected opportunities. The
opportunity for increased agitation
for a railway was never more favor
able and the time was never more
ripe for pressing the rights of the
Similkameen upon both governments. Let there be no whining nor
folding of arms now but with
united effort 4sj.1t out hard luck and
with physical force if necessary demand and obtain those rights and
appropriations to which this district is so justly entitled.
Ra Ha ROGERS
M.A., B.C.I,.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
OLALLA P.O.
Simikameen, B.C.
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NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To ANTONIO SCARPEXLI and any person to
whom he may have transferred hlsrinterest in
the Victoria and. Two Brothers mineral claims
situate at 16-Mile Creek in the Osoyoos mining
division of Yale district.
You are hereby required to take notic e that I
have expended for recording certificates of work
done on the above claims for the years ending
Tune .10, 1901 and June 10, 1902, the sum of Ten
Dollars, being an expenditure necessary to enable me to hold said claims and you are hereby
required to contribute your share or proportion of such expenditure, namely, Three Dollars
and thirty-three and one-third cents, together
with all cost of advertising. If you fail or refuse
to contribute such amount, including advertising, within ninety days, from date of first publication of this notice in the Similkataeen Star,
your interest will become vested in me, your'fco-,'
owner, under the provisions of the Mineral Act
and Amending Acts.
Dated this 12th day of December, 1903.
FRANCESCO FERA.
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PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON, B. C.
PELLEW-HARVEY,       |
BRYANT   &    OILMAN,
SALEof GOVERNMENT LAND
BY TENDER.!
l^OTICE is hereby given that under instruc-
|SJ tions. sealed tenders endorsed "Tender for
1^2465, Osoyoos," will be received by the undersigned up to noon on
Wednesday, the 16th day of March,
next,
for the purchase of I,ot 2465, Group I, Osoyoos
Division of Yale District, lying west of and
adjoining the townsite of Similkameen City,
and containing 100 acres by admeasurement.
Every tender must be accompanied by cash or
marked cheques equal to 20 f3er cent, of the
amount tendered. This deposit will be forfeited
in case the balance of the purchase money is not
paid within sixty days of the notification of the
acceptance of a tender, and returned if the tender is not accepted.
The highest or any tender uot necessarily
accepted.
X,. NORRIS,
Assistant Commissioner of Lands and
Works.
Vernon, B.C., January 29th, 1004.
STRAY MARE.
THE VANCOUVER ASSAY  OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Beliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Princeton Assessment District.
l^OTiCE is hereby given, in accordance with
^ the Statutes, that Provincial revenue tax
and assessed taxes and income tax, assessed and
levied under the "Assessment Act" and amendments, are due and payable on the 1st day of
April, 1904. All taxes collectible for the Princeton Assessment District are due and payable at
my office, situate at the Court House, Princeton.
This notice, in terms of law, is equivalent to a
personal demand by me upon all persons liable
jraavtaxes.
* "Dated at Princeton, If.arch 19,1904.
HUGH HUNTER,
Assessor and Collector,
Princeton Assessment District,
Princeton Post Office.
A Strong '||
Combination,
Manitoba Hard Wheat
and the Lake of the
Woods   Milling  Co'y,
Combine to produce the finest grade
*-jv of flour on the market.
wffy Best   Patent  Brand.
JAS. J. LOUTIT,   Agent,
Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
J* PIERCY & Co.,
WHOLESALE
DRY GOODS
I     VICTORIA, B.C
MANUFACTURERS OF
Clothing, Top Shirts and
Underwear.
nicirrrs
CAME TO MY PI.ACE over a year ago, one
sorrel mardj branded IX on left shoulder.
Owner is requested to prove property, pay
charges and take away within thiity days, otherwise will be sold to pay expenses.
AUG. CARLSON.
Princeton, Feb. 27,1904.
STRAY HORSE.
fAME TO GRANITE CREEK, one gray horse
^ branded half circle A on left shoulder
, Owner is requested to prove property, pay
charges and take away within thirty days, other->
wise will be sold to pay expenses''i;
W. H. HOLMES.
Granite Creek, Feb. 27,1004.
STRAY HORSES.
CAME TO MY PLACE last April, two head of
horses—one sorrel chestnut, baldfaced horse
branded T on right hip—also one baldfaced, bay
horse branded P on left hip, PJ on left shoulder
and JS on right shoulder. If not claimed in
thirty days will be sold to pay expenses.
Olalla, Feb. 20, 1004. JOE MARCIL.
PRINCETON   BOARD    OF   TRADE—Rooms
centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
C. E- Thomas, E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
Subscribe for the Star, only $2
per annum.
Largest Sale in Canada
For CONNOISSEURS Only
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
R.P.RITHET&CO.,ld.
VICTORIA, B. m
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
DISTRICT' HAMPERED.
Concluded from Page I.
provincial mineralogist on mining it is of
the usual dryasdustand stereotyped order
and is not adapted for general circulation
or popular reading. The official mineral
reports of this country should be truthful
yet written in an encouraging style, even
to the extent of anticipating the great
results likely to follow the development
of its mines. The embryonic state of
mining in the Similkameen requires stimulation in every reasonable way. There
must be a certain enthusiasm generated
to overcome the despondent croakings of
the knocker or pessimist, for that class of
men never yet developed anything but a
well-defined vein of disgust in those who
have the advancement of the country at
heart.
The reports of the mineralogist regarding the Similkameen may have been
true or not. Truth in itself is a stern and
severe thing ; the poet adorns it, the
historian embellishes it and the editor
retouches it, yet it remains truth, everlasting and encouraging. The official who
cannot write a mining report of the
Similkameen along the lines indicated
should not be permitted to write any,
and you, sir, with the board of trade,
are respectfully enjoined to mitigate the
evils to which this district has been subject, and thus allow it to stand upon its
merits, of which I am, with many others,
so insistent. Yours trulv,
J. M. Wright.
NOTICE.
Ingersoll Belle mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where located: On "Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Hannibal L. Jones, free miner's certificate No. B63374, Arthur B. Clabon, free
miner's certificate No. B75545, Edward Brown,
free miner's certificate No. B75518, and Smith
Curtis, free miner's certificate No. B75318, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a certificate of 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 12th day of February, a.d. 1904.
NOTICE.
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A Complete New Stock of General rierchan=
dise always on hand,
CONSISTING OP A FULL LINE OF
Groceries, Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes; also
Builder's Supplies, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Wall
Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill  Steel,
Harness and Saddlery.
Headquarters for Knderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats,
J. A. SCHUBERT,
Magnetic mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where
located : On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Hannibal L. Jones, free miner's certificate No. B63374, and Arthur B. Clabon, free
miner's certificate No. B75545, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, 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 12th day of February, 1904.
NOTICE.
It is reported that two claimants to the
Hedley Indian reserve have waived their
supposed rights in favor of the Daly
smelter company.
H. Chapmell, R. Dickson and GusPou-
wels arrived from Hedley last Wednesday.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Press died on Wednesday.
Thos. Parr, P.L.S., has issued a valuable map of the coal locations in this vicinity, copies of which are on sale and may
be had from E. Waterman.
George McCoskery was a visitor to
Princeton this week. He has been in
the employ of the Daly Reduction Co.
at Hedley and recently saw the first
water turned into the big flume which
supplies the power for the stamp mill.
Within a month the stamps may be dropping and the ingots of gold piling up
fast and high. Mr. McCoskery speaks
in terms of great praise of the management of the large works of the Daly Co.
and predicts magnificent dividends in
store for it.
W. H. Dorman, P.O. inspector, died
suddenly last week at Vancouver. He
was highly respected and an efficient
officer.
Tune Bug 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. B72044, acting for self and Sydney
M. Johnson, free miner's certificate No. B41751,
and Claud M. Snowden, free miner's certificate
No. B63363, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a crown- grant of the above claim.
And further take rotice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this nth day of February, A.D. 1904.
This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its dura=
bility, pretty tints, and the easy mode of mix=
ing and applying. Put up in 23 beautiful
shades and white. Ask your dealer for a
color, card or send direct to
NOTICE.
Homestake mineral claim, situate in the Sim-
j|) ilkameen mining, division of Yale district.
Where located : On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Sydney M.Johnson free miner's certificate No. B41751 and Herbert R. Davidson,
free miner's certificate No. B55232, intend
sixty days from the date hereof, to abply to
the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown
grant of the above claim.
.And further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this nth day of February, 1004.
Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
VANCOUVER, B
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NOTICE.
Copperania mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice  that I,  F.  W.  Groves, acting as
agent for Thomas Henderson, free miner's certi
ficate No.  B71943, Arthur B.  Clabon, free miner's certificate,  No. B75545,  Edward Brown, free
miner's certificate, No. B75318, ■and Smith Curtis,
free miner's certificate No. B75317, intend 60 days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of February, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
A General Banking Business
A general banking b.usiness 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.
TOWN LOT WANTED.
WANTFD to" purchase, for cash, a well situated lot on Vermilion avenue or Bridge St..
Princeton.   State lowest price.   Address
WILLIAM GRAHAME,
P.O. box 449, Victoria, B.C.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
ToWHXIAM  McGRU,   of IyOomis,   Washing
ton, U.S.
Take notice that after the  publication  hereof
once each week for ninety days, vou  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 St. Paul and
Union Jack mineral claims, situate on Similkameen river, Osoyoos mining  division of Yale
district, British Columbia, together with all costs
of advertising your interest in said claim shall
. become vested in your co-owners, I,. J. Griffin of
Hedley and Jas.  Bruce, free miner,  who have
made the required expenditure.    The amount
due by you, not including costs is $33.33 on each
claim.
Dated, 20th day of December, 1903.
TAS. BRUCE.
Nubian fractional mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where located : On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Arthur B. Clabon, free miner's certificate No. B75545, Edward Brown, free miner's
certificate, B75318, and Smith Curtis, free miner's
certificate, No. B75317, intend, sixty days 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 claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of February, A.D. 1904.
For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first-
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
HERINfi & MARSTRAND & RED CROSS BREWERIES,
VANCOUVER, B. C
NOTICE.
TPHIRTY days from date  I intend to apply to
*     the Chief Commissioner of I,auds and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands :■—
Commencing at a post marked A. Hickling's
N.W. corner, placed On left bank of Similkameen
river, about 4.% miles south of Princeton,
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains east,
80 chains north, 80 chains west, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
A. HickxinG, Locator,
E. Waterman, Agent.
Dated March 9,1904.
NOTICE.
TAKE NOTICE that sixty days after date I
intend to apply to the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase iorty acres of Crown lands for pasturing purposes : Commencing at a post marked F.
Frembd's S.W. corner on the east and west line
on the north end of my pre-emption in Otter
Valley, thence running 20 chains north, thence
20 chains east, thence 20 chains south, thence
20 chains west to place of commencement.
F. FREMBD.
Dated March 12th, 1904.
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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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jykrrj3rown -said that I owed it to my
^Common-sense in the first place and the
interests of my manifold wealthy relatives
in the second, to take a run out with him
to see the Sunset, and I told him I could
see irfronT^where I was almost any fine
evening. He answered that I misunderstood him ; it was uo common, or garden
sunset that he was talking about, he
meant something more solid, he meant
ther-Sunset   mine  of  the Similkameen,
►Xaiear Princeton,  the biggest copper pro
perty
on   earth,  bar none,  and  bar no
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q He said it was only two hundred miles
j away and that there were switch trees
' every few yards, so that we could easily
do the round trip in eight or ten days if
/ the cayuses did not break down, or the
trails wash out or an avalanche, or any
other similar impediment come along.
So I decided to go. My^friend Dickson
wished me good luck and hoped that 1
would be able to sit down when I got
back and then we started. Brown supplied, thf^horses. He explained that they
were notauucn to look at, but they were
willyi' little heggars, and if they weren't
will9n'- he'd |darn soon make them, or
v&iwf?. to that/effect. That's why Provi-
aencevSjf planted so many hazel trees
along the route. Our total baggage consisted of two tooth brushes, an overcoat
and a cape. The overcoat was Brown's.
I mention this so that if anyone happened
to see ue start they will know which was
which.
Brown has in his lifetime played many
parts.    He was originally a "blue nose"
a doctor in New
JAS. CLARK
WATCHMAKER  |
and JEWELLER
ALL   WORK WARRANTED
Hedley and Princeton
Appeal===North Yale.
NOTICE is hereby given that Courts of Revision and Appeal for North Yale under the
"Assessment Act, 1903," will be held at
The COURT  HOUSE, KAMLOOPS, B.C.. on
Tuesday, March 22,1904, at 11 a.m.
The COURTHOUSE, NICOLA LAKE, B.C., on
Monday, March 28,1904, at 11 a.m.
The COURT HOUSE,   PRINCETON, B.C., on
Wednesday, March 30, 1904, at 2 p.m.
Dated at Kamloops, B.C., this 16th day of February, 1904,
ALEC, D. MACINTYRE,
Judge of said Court.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To GEORGE H. COLLINS, of the City of Greenwood, B.C.
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, 3 ou fail or refuse to contribute 3'our portion of the expenditure required by section 24 of the " Mineral Act,"
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia, 1897, in respect of the Little Pittsburgh, Whale, Bullon Beck and Florence
mineral claims, situate on Twenty-Mile creek, in
the Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District, British Columbia, together with all costs of
advertising, your interest in said claim shall become vested in your co-owner, Thomas Brad-
shaw, of Twenty-Mile Creek, Free Miner, who
has made the required expenditure.
The amount due by you in respect of each of
the said mineral claims, not including costs, is
$25.62^.
Dated this 21st day of November, 1903.
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YorkTstSte, a timber looker in Nova Scotia, a trapper 'most anywheres' between
ythe St. Lawrence and the Fraser rivers,
,/^and a prospector in British Columbia. As
a pr-ospector he claims to be unique in
one respect—he has only staked five min-
eral locations lrTEis life and still controls
ever^ unt; ■ uf"~tn"em"l Moreover, two of
them, the SjinSfet and the Volcanic, are
among the best oneaifch.—'
Mr.   Brown   is  a  scion of  a very old
Euxopean family.    Formerly   the name
was speit~~5raun" and in the old baronial
castle on the banks of th_e_Rhinefamily
records show that his own ancLthe Munchausen family are closely related, whilst
certain  familiar   traits  common to both
branches adequately supply-any support
the records may need.    Brown, or Braun,
is also a good judge of ladies, which is
rather singular,   considering   where his
life has been chiefly spent.    But theu, as
he says himself, he has never neglected
any opportunity of acquiring knowledge.
He gave me some valuable tips.    Pie said
I ought never to drink coffee, as it paralyzes the muscles of the lips and a fellow looks very foolish when he tries to
kiss a girl and makes a miss, for which
many a man has got his ears boxed.
Brown has several nicknames, all more
■ or less becoming.    He has been known
ai Trapper  Brown,  Doctor Brown, Vol-
, /tSKiic Brown,  Detective Brown and last,
but most generally, Crazy Brown.    He
explained to me how the latter appellation fell his  way.    I think he t.olrl it to
me twentyjjivetimes, he also told it to
seventeen other   people  in my presence
and never once varied the story one jot
[Continued on page 5.]
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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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or tittle—so I expect it is true, the story
I mean, not the craziness.
It was autumn when we started and the
fading foliage was on the fall. By the
river banks the cottonwood trees and on
the mountain sides the tamaracks had
adopted a yellowish hue like unto that of
the everlasting hot cake, or the pallid
peruque of the perennially peroxided
person one meets 'behind the scenes.' It
seemed to awaken in Brown emotions of
a decidedly sentimental nature and he
told me a story about thefoveliest woman
he had ever met in his life. It was at
Halifax, Nova Scotia. I won't repeat the
yarn because I don't like to betray secrets
but if I'd been Brown I'd have changed
the venue; Halifax smells too fishy. I
may remark, howeverTThaTfT had heard
the story several times before—in the
mallee scrub of the 'black blocks' of
Australia ; when I was lost in the bush
and my guide was delirious and believing
it to be his last yarn on earth ; it has tick-
. led my ears in Pall Mall clubs ; it has
roused me to fury in the melee of a Mardi
Gras masquerade ; a ship's doctor told it
me as he believed I lay dying of fever in
Java and it has sent me to sleep in a dingy
smoke room off the Horn and I shall
probably hear it again before I die and
afterwards in the place of my destination,
but as I said before, I won't repeat it.
Brown, who was always on the lookout
for mineral signs, explained feme that it
was the iron in the leaves that made the
beautitul autumnal tinti^ ThTerTwe met
a mairand my'cicerone introduced me as
Mr. Melville and said that the stranger
was a shareholder in the Sunset and that
I was going to examine the property so as
to report on its merits to influential capitalists in Great Britain and he advised the
man to hold onto his stock as it was sure
to rise in the immediate future. In the
meantime he had cut a new hazel stick
grown, he said, by Providence for the
benefit of mankind and the immediate
advancement of crawling cayuses, and
using a few terms of endearment we proceeded.
That night we slept at Midway, a sweet
little spot on the international boundary
line, the terminus of the Canadian Pacific
railway and fifty milfis__fjom home. The
hotel was owned by one of Brown's numerous friends, a shareholder in the Sunset of course. Before daybreak next day
there was a commotion outside my door
and the full-flooded voice of my friend
Brown said : Mr. Manville, it!s 4^clock.
I've just fed the horses. That lazy hostler
hadn't got upyHT We start in 3 hours."
"Mr. Brown," I answered, do you mistake me for a professional beauty?" "Not
by a bucket of paint," was his pointed
reply. "Well, what makes you think
I ne£d_3hours^tod^ess_in?" I plaintively
enquired "andhewent out onto the porch
and used language which, from a high-
minded, h—1-fearing Christian gentleman, seemed woefully inappropriate and
sullied the morning air like coal dust
would a pail of milk. At breakfast time
his face had recovered its usual serenity.
It lit up like an oil works on fire when a
young lady of twenty, tall, dark, handsome and with eyes twinkling like unto
those of the American eagle bird, came
into the room and sat directly opposite
him. Out of pure, boyish glee he gave
my shins a kick that caused my teeth to
rattle.
"Mr. Brown," I asked, "do you truly
think that property of yours is really
worth going so far to see? Couldn't I
stay here and SAY I had seen it?" It
sobered him in an instant.
"No you don't," he said.
[To be Continued.]
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Size of Lots50x'
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Terms: J-3 Cash;
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,EAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tuiameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
FINE CLIMATE
and puRE WATER
ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM
Send for Map and Price List, to «£<£«£ a* a£
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