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Climate of the Similkameen is most Healthful.
Success is the Child of Confidence and Perseverance.
Minerals of the Similkameen are Admitted by Experts to be of Greater Variety and Body than any Similar Area on the Continent—Coal, Iron,
Copper, Silver, Gold, Platinum—Placer and Lode Mining—Good Timber Belts and Fertile Valleys—Fish and Game—The Health-Seeker's Mecca.
Vol. v.   No. 46.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1905.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
MINES AND MINING
Development of this Country
Depends Upon Railway Building.
Boundary Mining is Highly Prosperous and is Good Precedent for
the Similkameen.
W. M. Brewer, mining expert and engineer, writing to the Victoria Colonist
says: "A few years since, when there
was considerable talk about building
railroads into the Similkameen country,
I visited that portion of the district situated between Nicola lake and Copper
mountain in order to familiarize myself
with the mineral resources of the dis
trict and get a general idea of what the
prospects would be with railroad facilities. I returned with the impression
strong on my mind that the building of a
railroad from the coast would not only
mean that one <»f the best portions of
British Columbia would be settled up
with a greater population than nearly
any other section of the province, but,
that the coast cities would also be able
to reap a bountiful harvest from the trade
which should certainly be tributary to
the coast rather than to the cities of east-i
ern Canada or south of the international
boundary. Without railroad communication I was thoroughly satisfied that no
appreciable gain would be made in the
population nor would it be possible to en
list capital in the development of the
mineral resources for the reason that the
ore generally is of too low grade to stand
shipment by wagon and that in this age
no one could be persuaded to establish
smelters notwithstanding that coking coal
had been discovered in the Nicola valley
and there was a possibility of discovering the same in the Similkameen.
With the progress of the Boundary
country as a precedent, what may we not
expect from the Similkameen country
after railroad communication is established, especially when the fact is taken
into consideration that a local supply of
fuel can be obtained without the long
haul which is necessary to place such at
the smelters at Grand Forks, Greenwood
and Boundary Falls ? No one can contradict the statement that the Similkameen country, with its extensive areas of
tillable land, its vast acreage of grazing
lands, its adaptability for fruit-raising, its
wonderful mineral resources including
coal and ores carrying gold, silver and
copper, its water powers, wnich, when
properly developed are more than sufficient to furnish motive power to drive all
the machinery necessary in the development of its mineral resources to their
fullest capacity. It gives promise of becoming the wealthiest and most populous
portion of the entire Northwest.
It is seldom the case that in a mining
district there is included its own granary,
butcher shop, fruit orchards and vineyard ; but where such does occur there is
no question as to its rapid progress
and unexcelled wealth-producing capa
city. Why this portion of British Columbia should have remained until today
without railroad communication is a
problem that has always been difficult in
my mind to solve. Possibly, though, the
politicians and railway magnates could,
if they chose, furnish the solution.
From Ten-mile creek, a tributary of
the Nicola river, to Copper mountain, is
about 100 miles. I was informed of a
large number of copper-gold bearing ores
in several camps, notably: Ten mile
creek, Aspen Grove, Boulder creek, Bear
creek, Granite creek, Copper and Kennedy mountains and Hedley. The latter
can hardly be considered to be situated
between the points mentioned. The
most prominent of these camps is Copper mountain, where there occurs a mineralized zone, carrying copper ore, which
is about two miles in length and of undetermined width, beyond the width proven
in the workings of the Sunset mine,
where it is over ioo feet, the copper ore
occurring as bornite shot through the
diabase country rock, the average value
of which is about 5 per cent, in copper
to the ton with gold and silver values.
Since 1885 Granite creek has yielded not
only large values in placer gold but also
a considerable quantity of platinum, and
for this latter reason the creek has gained
a reputation beyond the boundaries of
Canada."—[Lack of space forbids further
quotation from this interesting letter.Eu.]
Mining Paragraphs.
The annual meeting of the Sunset Copper Co. was held in Grand Forks on
Thursday the 16th instant. The report
of the directors was accepted and their
action ratified. The following directors
were elected for 1905 : R. A. Brown, G.
W. Averill, Mat Miller, W. B. Bower, R.
Gaw, Alex. Miller and P. T. McCallum.
The proceedings were private but it is
reported that this famous Copper mountain property will be developed as a result of recent changes
The Granby smelter has been receiving
some fine copper ore from the Iron Mask
at Kamloops. It runs from 7 to 8 per
cent, copper with gold and silver values
and is the highest grade copper ore ever
shipped to the Granby.
The First Thought mine at Orient
owned by Pat Burns, who has large coal
interests in the Similkameen and Nicola,
is showing up splendidly. A. Sharp,
M.E-, is manager.
On Feb. 20th the Reco, in the Slocan,
paid a dividend of $20,000, making a
total of $300,000 so paid by this mine.
Patsey Clark has struck a 20 foot ledge
of $175 free milling ore on the Kootenay
Belle group, near Salmot which he recently bonded.
LOCAL AND GENERAL
Record of Week's Doings Col*
lated into Paragraphs
for Perusal.
Coal Shipments to Hedley by Wagon
Show Need for Better Transportation Facilities.
Fifteen tons of coal were shipped.on
wagons to the Daly Reduction Co. on
Monday by the Vermilion Forks Co. No
'need of a railway to Princeton, oh, no !
The inviting prospect of a great business revival at Princeton before many
months have flown suggests fine openings for a bank, mining broker, lawyer,
dentist, assayer, loan office and all else
that* makes a hustling western mining
town.
Rev. A. J. Fowlie phoned from Kamloops on Thursday that he would be unable to reach Princeton in time to conduct service on Sunday.
The Toronto Globe, With all its up-to-
dateness and newspaper knowledge
makes the serious mistake of locating
Princeton on Vancouver Island. There
could be no objection to A Princeton
being on that lonely island but when it
means the Princeton then the ire of its
spirited citizens is incurred. Be more careful, friend, in your geographical reference to this town of ambitious aspirations for it has all the elements to make
it a great city within a decade. Princeton is on the mainland of B.C. in the
Similkrmeen district and don't forget it!
Doc Bouchier has been appointed chef
for the lumberjacks at Six-mile and of
course every man of them will now get
fat and strong.
Mr. and Mrs. Olding, who came here
on a visit to their daughter, Mrs. Hunter,
are delighted with, and physically
benefitted by the Princeton climate. Prior
to coming here they visited a son at
Honolulu, Hawaii, famed for the salubrity of its climate, but it remained for
the Similkameen with its equable and invigorating air and absence of wind
and storm to elicit their hearty, all-round
commendation. Mr. Olding will soon
be an octogenarian yet he is in possession
of all his faculties in a marked degree
and takes a constitutional walk into town
with as sprightly step as many half his
years. The rejuvenating properties of
the climate will, no doubt, induce this
esteemed and aged couple to locate here
permanently.
Jim Hill arrived from Vancouver last
Saturday, taking the overland stage route
at Spence's Bridge for Princeton, his
present terminal. He was not in the
least reticent regarding railway matters
and believed the Great Northern would
be extended to Princeton shortly. As to
the Similkameen his confidence remains
unshaken in its vast natural resources
and as an evidence of his faith he intends
starting a circulating library with probably a few 'side fixins' later. Mr. Hill
says the word "Similkameen" is on almost everyone's lips. The general impression on the outside seems to be
that one or more railways will be constructed into the Similkameen this year
and a consequent stampede of fortune
hunters is not improbable. Mr. Hill is
supplying a needed convenience for book-
readers and deserves patronage.
The thaw of the last few days has perceptibly reduced the snow to about ten.
inches, which is enough for pleasure and1
lumbering purposes.    A few more days
of this weather then farewell snow, beautiful snow I   Skates and toboggans will
get a rest now while the season for marbles, mud pies and strolling lovers draws-
on apace.
Trade follows the political party, i.e.
the conservative newspaper at Hedley
receives all government advertising now-
Even a sitting of the license commissioners, advertised to be held at Princeton, was published in the aforesaid paper-
But the sitting was held at Hedley nevertheless.
Phonetics—The Dominion government
will take over the control of and garrison the forts at Halifax and Esquimalt.
—The 8 hour smelter bill introduced by
Hawthornthwaite, will, in all probability
be withdrawn.—It is affirmed that the
C.P.R. has gained control of the Nicola,
Kamloops and Similkameen railway
charter.—A. E. Howse, has gone to the
coast for a couple of weeks in the hope
of shaking off a bad attack of grippe.—
The provincial mining association will
hold its annual convention in Vancouver
in July.
Railway Notes.
Superintendent Morgan of the Great
Northern, who was in Princeton last fall
looking over the route of the V.V. & E.
for which his company holds the charter,
says that from Molson to Oroville, west
of Midway, the road would be difficult
to construct, but on striking the international boundary north of Oroville to
Princeton it would be an excellent river
grade along the Similkameen. As to the
time for beginning construction and also
the length of time to complete to Princeton Mr. Morgan assumed a sphinx-like
air of unfathomable ignorance.
"There is no doubt whatever that the
Great Northern will build west from Midway, B.C.," said a gentleman so closely
in touch with Great Northern affairs that
he may speak with authority. "The immediate terminus of the road will probably be Hope, B.C. There is no doubt,
however, that the HillBroad will eventually be built down the Fraser to Vancouver."
J
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
February 25, 1905.
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON, B.C
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
* A. E. Howse, Manager.
One Year,
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
Payable in Advance.
•   -   $2.00
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
Irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices io and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
WHICH WILL BE FIBST ?
Through all the dark and ominous forebodings which the session
of the local legislature up to the
present time has cast upon railway
construction in the Similkameen
there come welcome indications of
activity from other sources which
help to put grim despair to flight.
Recently all the British Columbia
members of the federal parliament
waited upon Sir Wilfrid Laurier to
present their claims for assistance
to the Coast-Kootenay railway, the
charter for which is held by the
McLean Bros. The deputation
pointed out to the premier and the
minister of railways tbe urgent
necessity for immediate construction
of the road and Duncan Ross, M.P.,
made plain its importance in developing a rich mineral district. Sir
Wilfrid's reply leaves no doubt of
his willingness to favor any legitimate proposition when the question
of raiiway bonuses is brought up
later on in the session. In fact
neither he nor the minister of railways, nor even the house, can well
refuse the plea of so strong deputation—a "solid seven" which the
people in their wisdom so recently
made emphatic choice of at the
• polls.
It is a matter of little concern to
the residents of this district or to
the numerous non-resident investors who builds the railway. If
there were an atom of choice it
would probably lie with President
Hill who has given tangible proof
of his desire to build by surveys
in the Similkameen and actual construction to Midway. His line is
an independent competitive one,
whereas the proposed Coast-Kootenay is liable to domination or absorption by a larger corporation and
thus it would lack that spirit of
emulation or rivalry so desirable in
securing best results tor the people.
But no one will complain if the
bonus hunters are made to furnish
guaranty that their line will be
built to Princeton within eighteen
months from the date of the bonus
being granted.
However, the first railway in the
Similkameen is sure to win the
moral and business support of its
citizens.    Years  of agonizing  sus-
any spirit of preference for any particular railway company; in their
extremity and dire need the people
here will hail with joy any enterprising railway president, Canadian
or American, who will first drive
his grade stakes in the district. Tq
him will come that reward which
discovery, adventure and enterprise
invariably bring—wealth and honor
are his and may length of years be
not withheld from him.
NOTICE.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
The Vancouver Province, usually,
of an indifferent attitude in respect
of the resources or requirements of
the Similkameen and which is generally credited with being a C.P.R.
organ has the following: "There-
ports regarding the richness of the
Similkameen country, through
which the Coast-Kootenay will be
built, have always been so extremely optimistic that for some time
they were hardly accepted by the
general public as being entirely
credible. The last year or two,
however, has furnished so much
absolutely reliable information regarding the district that it is no
longer a matter for question whether the country is rich or not.
That it is rich is beyond all dispute. In copper and gold, the
general testimony of experts is
that its ore is of higher grade and
its ledges much larger than in other
parts of the province. All that is
needed to make this district a most
valuable and important one to the
province is to give it the facilities
necessary for the development of its
latent wealth. These facilities consist at the present time in railway
transportation." The Province continues its eloquent editorial with a
strong objection to the Great Northern and eulogizing McLean Bros,
for their zeal and perseverance in
promoting the Coast-Kootenay.
Numbers 1, 4, 5, 18, 19, 23, and Yellow Jacket
mineral claims situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district.   Where located:  On Copper mountain, Voigt's camp.
Take notice that I, C. IB,. Shaw, agent for M.
A. Voigt,    free   miner's  certificate No. B72128,
intend,    sixty   days   from    the    date   hereof
to    apply    to   the    Mining     Recorder    for  a
certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining  a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February, a.d. 1905.
C. JB. Shaw, P.L.S.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
A proclamation in the British
Columbia Gazette establishes a close
season for beaver for a period of
five years. This law is effective
from the first of the present month
and applies to the whole province.
Increasing scarcity of this valuable
fur-bearing animal has led to the
adoption of stringent protective
measures, otherwise their total extinction is foregone. Only a few
remain in the Similkameen where
once they were plentiful and profitable for trappers.
It is encouraging to know that
the local government, through the
efforts of L. W. Shatford, M.P.P.,
has restored the medical subsidy of
$300 per year which had lapsed
ie the absence of a resident doctor.
The subsidy will begin with the
ist of January last. Since the government claims a surplus for the
last financial year no valid objec
tion can  be offered to raising the
pense  have   well  nigh  eliminated [ subsidy to $500.
R. S. mineral claim,  situate  in   the   Similkameen   mining   division   of    Yale    district.
Where   located:  Copper  mountain, Voigt's
camp.
Take notice that I, C. JB. Shaw, agent for M.
A. Voigt, free   miner's certificaie   No.   B72128,
and J. W. Cook,   free    miner's    certificate No.
B72127,    intend,   sixty    days   from    the   date
hereof,   to  apply  to  the   mining recorder for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
I And further take 1 otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February, A.D. 1905.
C. JB. Shaw, P.L.S.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
640 acres of land situate on Verde mountain in
the Osoyoos division of Yale district and more
particularly described as follows : Commencing
at a post about two miles north of Voigt's camp
and running 80 chains north, 80 chains east,
80 chains south, 80 chains west, back to point of
commencement.
EMIL F. VOIGT.
Voigt's Camp, Jan. 2nd, 1905.
NOTICE.
TTHIRTY days after date I  intend to apply to
*   the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
Commencing at a post placed ten chains south
of the south-west corner of lot 1042,
And running 80 chains north 80 chains west,
80 chains south, 80 chains east, to point oi
commencement, containing 640 acres.
W. C. MCDOUGALL.
Dated Jan. 12th, 1905.
NOTICE.
St. Elmo mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, Jessie R. Hunter, free miner's certificate No. B72126, intend sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above
claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 13th day of February, 1905.
NOTICE.
Shamrock and Billy Goat minejal claims, situate in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale
district. Where located : On Riordan mountain.
Take notice that I, R. H. Rogers, as agent for
Robert Gaede, free miner's certificate No. B78828,
and James Riordan, free miner's certificate No.
B78824, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for certificates
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this ist day of December, 1904.
Reginald H. Rogers.
NOTIGEf
Notice is herety given that sixty days from
date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 160 acres of mountain pas
ture land. The described land is as follows:
Commencing at a post planted at the northeast
corner of W. H. Thomas' pre-emption and about
three miles from Princeton, and running south
80 chains; thence east 20 chains; thence north 80
chains; thence west 20 chains, to place of commencement, and containing 160 acres more or
less. AMY  A.  WORGAN.
Dated December 23rd, 1904.
NOMCE.
Flagstaff, Copper Kettle No. 1, Searchlight and
Nevada mineral claims, situate in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale district.    Where
located: On Flagstaff mountain, about one
mile south east of the townsite of Olalla.
Take notice that I, Reginald Heber Rogers, as
agent for Robert Gaede   free miner's certificate
No. B78828 and Tames Riordan, free miner's certificate No. B78824, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
certificates of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 18th day of January, A.D. 1905.
R. H. ROGERS.
Freddy Burn, S. and N. Fraction and Commet
mineral claims, situate in,the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district.   Where lo-'
cated: Boulder creek mountain.
Take notice that I, Philip Y Smith, agent for
Charles J. Wilson, F.M.C. No. B8i57oand W. J.
Wilson,  F.M.C.   No. B81691, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining
recorder for a certificate of improvements for the
purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above
claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this first day of December. A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Vancouver and Coast-Kootenay Railway Company
will apply to the parliament oi Canada, at its
next session, for an Act to increase its capital
stock, build branch lines, and to extend the time
in which it may construct its works.
D. G. MACDONELL,
Solicitor for Applicants.
Dated at Vancouver, B.C , this 19th day of November, IQ04.
NOTICE.
'THIRTY days after date I intend to apply to the
*    Chief Commissioner of'Lands and  Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Commencing at a point south of B. White's
claim.
And running north 80 chains, west 80 chains,
south 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
W. J. WILSON, Locator.
P. Y. Smith, Agent.
Princeton, 28th Nov., 1904.
Commencing at a post near W. J. Wilson's
cliim,
And running 80 chains South, 80 chains west, 80
chains north, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
P. BURNS, Locator.
P. Y. Smith, Agent.
Princetonu28th Nov., 1904.
Commencing at a point near west end of Wilson's claim,
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains west,
80 chains south, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
GF.ORG K URQUHART, Locator.
P. Y. Smith, Agent.
Princeton, 28th Nov,, 1904.
Commencing at a point near George Urqu-
hart's claim,
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains west,
80 chains north, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
ALEX. SHARP, Locator,
P. Y. Smith, Agent.
Princetcn, 28th Nov., 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that application will be made to the Lieut.-Governor-in-
Council for permission to locate and appropriate the Similkameen Falls, situate about twenty
miles south-west of Princeton, for purposes of
manufacturing, electric lighting and the development and transmission of power for railway
or other industrial purposes.
J. M. WRIGHT.
For self and associates.
Princeton, Feb. 13,1905.
NOTICE.
TpHIRTY days from date I intend to apply to the
*     Chief Commissioner  of Lands and  Wcrks
for a license to prospect for coai on the following
described lands :—
Commencing at the S.W. corner of lot 300.
thence east 40 chains, south 80 chains, west 20
chains 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, north 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, in Yale division
of Yale district.
7th November, 1904.
C. H. TY3, Locator,
per F. W. Groves,
NOTICE.
Honeysuckle mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located:   On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, free miner's
certificate No. B72155, acting for self and as agent
for Thomas Day, free miner's certificate No.
B72i23$intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a
crown grant of the above claim
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of November, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Take notice that sixty days after date I intend
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the follow-
ing described lands, viz: Commencing at a post
placed at the north-west corner 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.
JOHN M. MURRAY,
per W. C. McDougall.
Jan. 7,1905.
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February 25, 1905
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
The Star is in receipt of a letter from
a gentleman interested in mining in this
vicinity in which he says : "Will Princeton and Copper mountain be represented
at the exposition at Portland this year ?
This is your greatest chance to make a
showing you will ever have. Will you
let it pass by and do nothing ? Tell the
boys to get in and let the world know
what they have in minerals."
A resident of Otter Flat returned from
the coast recently suffering from mental
aberration  which made him a source of
danger and inconvenience to those near
him.   Friends of the   unfortunate man
secured medical aid for him but his hallucinations seem to linger, which suggests proper   temporary confinement in
a lockup until recovered.
/     A logging   camp has been started up
\ the  Tuiameen   about six   miles by the
I Hedley Sawmill Co.
The remarkable history of a Gerhard
Heintzman piano which came to Princeton last fall is published in the Toronto
Globe of recent date. It is a splendid
testimonial to the workmanship of these
famous instruments. How a delicate instrument, such as a piano is, could be
tumbled about as it was and yet retain its
fine musical qualities is a marvel of skill
and material employed in construction.
Easter Sunday, 23rd April.
Socialist Hawthornthwaite who represents Nanaimo in the legislative assembly at Victoria has introduced a bill making eight hours a legal day for working-
men in smelters. The bill is opposed by
the government and a crisis is imminent
should the socialist stand to his guns
The present hours of labor by smelter-
men are about 11 hours per day and are
too long.
A wonderful subterranean excavation,
belilved to rival the Mammoth Cave of
Kentucky, has been discovered near Rev-
elstoke. It is believed to be the largest
cave yet found in the world. It has four
entrances, and its length is two miles, its
width nearly a half mile. It is studded
with millions of brilliant crystal and colored stalactite. Far down in the depths
of the abyss can be heard the rushing
water of a river. Old stone weapons and
bones are lying around and the mummified bodies of two human beings, now
resembling dried leather, were observed.
The discovery of this cave was made by
prospectors.
Messrs. Wollaston and Mclntyre,
travellers for Turner, Beaton & Co , and
J. W. Peck Co'y were in town Tuesday.
Mr. Wollaston states that in business
circles there is firm conviction that a railway will be built towards Princeton this
year.
Now for the meadow larks and robins
and the green hills. Come, gentle spring!
Some twenty jolly Princetonians went
to the bachelors' ball at Hedley Friday
night.
JOHN LOVE
Druggist and Stationer
HEDLEY, B.C.    §|
Drugs, Medicines,
Books,
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THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands, situated in Yale division of Yale
district:
Commencing at a point on the west line of lot
300, 20 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 point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
F. W. GROVES, Locator.
Princeton, 7th Nov. IQ04.
Commencing at a point on the west line of lot
300 20 chains south of the north-west corner of
lot 300,
And running south 80 chains, west 80 chains,
north 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
T. H. PARR, Locator,
per F. W. Groves.
Princeton, 7th Nov. 1904.
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February 25, 1905.
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LAKE OF THE WOODS Milling Company
JAS. I. LOUTIT. Agent.
P.O. Box 1B8 Vancouver, B.C.
NOTICE.
Hardscrabble No.   i   Fractional, Bullion Fractional, Copper Head Fractional and Flkhorn
Fractional, situate  in the Osoyoos mining
division   of Yale district.    Where located:
At Camp Olalla, Keremeos Valley.
Take notice that I, Reginald Heber Rogers, as
agent for Robert Gaede, free miner's certificate
No. B78828   intend sixty days from date hereof,
to apply to the mining recorder for certificates
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
crown grants of the above claims.
-\nd further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
■of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 18th day of January, 1005.
R. H. ROGERS.
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
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.
THOS. J. MCALPIN.
December 6,1904.
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 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 sou£h, thence 40
chains west, thence> 40 chains south to poiut of
commencement, containing 480 acres more or
less. JOHN M.SMITH.
per W. C. McDougall.
Jan. 7,1905.
NOTICE.
'T'HIRTY 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
along 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, 1904.
NOTICE.
Thirty days after date I inter-d 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 along east side of J. Y. MacAdams'
location, thence east 80 chains, north 80 chains
to place of commencement, containing 640 acres
. in all.
M. ROCKETT, Locator.'!
W. A. Davis, Agent.
Located June 22nd, 1904.
NOTICE.
Peerless, 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   A.   E.   I: vine,    free    miner's
certificate N0AB76870,  intend  sixty  days from
the   date  herrof,   to apply to  the Mining Recorder   for Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose ot 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. a.
NOTICE.
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 o^Yale district.  Where located : On Dividend mountain.
;   Take notice  that I, Reginald H. Rogers, as
agent for Robett Gaede, free miner's certificate
No. B78828 and James Riordan   free miner's certificate No. B78824, intend, sixty days from date
hereof to apply to the mining recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
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 Dacemb?r, .-s..D. 1904.
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Str™*h0UttheNicola and
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Past year. Our facihties
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prosperous New Year
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Nicola and Princeton
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50 x 100 Feet and 33 x 100 Feet. Terms=-=One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six flonths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum.
Send for Map and Price List  to
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Agents for the CANADIAN ORE CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)
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