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Against Adversity Oppose Courage; Against Passion, Reason.
Enormous Mineral Resources, Affording Rare Opportunities for Investment—It is Said a Railway will Begin this Year, Prices Must Advance-
Excellent Smelter Sites With Abundant Water Power—Coal, Agricultural and Timber Lands—Placer and Ore Gold, Copper and Iron.
Vol. iv.   No. 46.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, J904.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
NICOLA GOAL DEAL.
Company Formed and Will Open Up
Mine on Shipping Basis.
M. P. Stewart of Nicola has returned
from a trip to Spokane, Portland and
Tacoma. At the latter place he was successful in negotiating the conditional sale
of his coal interests in Nicola to
Tacoma and Everett investors. An instalment of the purchase price was paid
and a company organized with a captial
of a million dollars. Mr. Stewart holds
a ten per cent, interest in stock of the
company. The mines are to be opened
up and put in shipping condition by the
company. The quality of the coal is
first class. E. Hewitt has been appointed
manager and he will begin developing
the property in the early summer. All
that Nicola requires is a railway to transport her coal and metals to market but
until it is constructed that district,
as also the Similkameen, remain virtually, terra incognita.
NOTHING LIKE DIVIDENDS.
Le Boi Mine Gladdens the Heart and
Stiffens the Purse.
A special cablegram to the Rossland
Miner tays that the Le Roi annual meeting passed off most successfully. There
was a large attendance, and no little
enthusiasm was expressed at the promising outlook of the company. The financial statement for the year ending June
30th, last, showed profits of $400,000.
This was supplemented by the gratifying
announcement that the January profits
aggregated $50,000. A. J. McMillan,
managing director, spoke at length on
the position and prospects of the company, referring to the splendid results
attending the vigorous development
work in the deep level and the opening
of large bodies of pay ore, especially on
the 1350-foot level. His remarks created
lively satisfaction among shareholders.
The excellent results attending Manager
Parrish's policy were the topic of flattering reference.
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An informal social entertainment under
the presidency of Miss Moore will be
given this evening in the Thomas hall.
Merchants have been painting and
overhauling stock in preparation for the
spring rush.
A map of the coal claims in this district is being made by T. H. Parr, P.L.S.,
Victoria, and will shortly be published.
Lew Yuen, Chinese washerman and
chef, received a letter from his wife in
Shanghai by last mail stating that the
war between the Japs and the Russians
was causing a big demand for rice and
tripe. She advised her husband to secure
a cargo of tripe and salmon bellies of
which the Japs are very fond, smuggle
them to the seat of war and make a fortune. Mrs. Yuen has recently presented
her husband with another heir.
THE BOARD OF TRADE
BUSY SESSION
Telephone, Surface Rights to
Coal Mines and Bachelor's
Tax—Board is Financially
Safe and Sound.
At the board of trade meeting Thursday night the following were in attendance : Messrs. Hall, Summers, Fearless,
Jackson, Murdoch, Freeman, Snowden,
Hewat, Bell, Waterman, Groves and
Wright. The minntes being read and
adopted communications were read from
W. A. Galliher, M.P., in response to a
resolution of the board, tendering his
services in behalf of a telephone line to
connect Princeton with other points,
and stating he would introduce the subject at the approaching session of the
house of commons at Ottawa; from G.
H. Ham, C.P.R. author, informing the
board of railway literature and maps
sent, and promising a visit to Princeton
first opportunity, also directing attention
to the prominence given it in some of his
railway publications ; from L. W. Shatford, M.L.A., acknowledging receipt of
board communication on certain matter.
The adjourned discussion re surface
rights of coal claims was again debated
without definite results the question
being reserved for future consideration ;
re provincial tax on bachelors the married members of the board favored a
heavy monthly tax to be used in construction of roads, &c, while the bachelors thought a dollar per annum enough
and the money expended to bring willing
and marriageable maidens to the country, the subject producing such wide diversity of opinion and levity that no conclusion was attainable; re resident doctor, secretary was instructed ; re bank,
the matter was deferred for one week.
Votes of thanks were tendered G. H.
Ham, Montreal; A. E. Howse, Nicola;
E. J. Coyle, Vancouver, and E. Waterman, Princeton, all for kindly attentions
given the board.
The questions of reduced fees and the
adoption of rules of procedure and bylaws were left for a committee to act and
report upon. The treasurer's report was
presented and was very satisfactory.
C. B. Harris, assayer, and F. W. Groves,
P.L.S., were invited to contribute to the
board letters for publication in the order
named on the 3rd and 10th, proximo.
Board adjourned to March 3rd.
Robert Stevenson went to Copper
mountain Monday. He has fully recovered from recent illness and feels strong
enough to perform the various duties of
life.
LOCAL PARAGRAPHS
LICENSE BOARD
Fine and Healthful Winter,
Now for Glorious Spring,
and the Birds, and the
Wild Flowers.
Edwin Barr Hall, F. P. Cook and Chae.
E. Thomas have been appointed license
commissioners for the Nicola district.
Snow fell eight inches in depth last
Sunday night which makes a little more
than two feet on the level. Lumbermen
have a little more than is required in
their business and the stages arrive a
little overdue because of the "beautiful."
On the whole the winter has been pleasant and healthful and a Similkameen
spring is usually a "thing of beauty and
a J03' forever." Old-timers state that for
years in succession they have known the
snow to be gone and the birds arrive by
the 10th March, which may happen again
this year.
Messrs. Cramer and Bryant have struck
a large chute of ore on the Silver Dollar
which has all the indications of assaying
exceptional values.
Rev. Mr. Lang of Hedley preached in
the school house last Sunday from
II. Cor. iy:3 : But if our gospel be hid,
it is hid to them that are lost. The rev.
gentleman made it very plain that if any
persons were lost it would be their own
fault as eternal life was offered full and
free to all. He earnestly bade all to
accept the Saviour and thus find life
beyond the grave.
Aulay Morrison, the capable and popular M.P. for New Westminster district,
recently arrived from Ottawa, says there
is a chance of another session being held
after the one beginning on March 10th.
J. A. Schubert, the up to-date and
enterprising merchant of Hedley, has
distributed some pretty chromo-litho.
calendars throughout the district.
E. Barr Hall leaves next Thursday for
Kelowna on a pleasure trip, returning
in a week or ten days with, rumor says
—a lite partner. Be that as it may, Mr.
Hall has been of late in more than usual
buoyant mood, his stately domicile has
had some finishing touches applied within, without, all which, ' cast their shadows before."   Pax vobiscum!
W. E. Welby handled the ribbons and
blew the horn on Wednesday's stage.
J. Brent received a letter from his brother at Kelowna stating that he would
embark by next Empress sailing from
Vancouver for Japan. His object in
going is to give the Japs a few pointers
he picked up on the veldt and among the
kopjes in South Africa. Mr. Brent is an
expert horseman and did some effective
scouting while rounding up the Boers.
BROKEN FBOMISES.
Bailway Policy Will Hurry Richard
to His Political Grave.
The leader of the Liberals in the local
legislature, Mr. Macdonald, was interviewed by the Rossland Miner on his
return from Victoria and has the following to say on the premier's railway programme : "Of the McBride railway
policy, the premier had promised one
before the election and had reiterated the
pledge in the speech from the throne.
He also promised on two or three other
occasions to declare himself on this important subiect before the Christmas
recess. Nothing, however, was done
until after the recess, when, after repeated questionings from the Opposition,
he promised a definite pronouncement
before prorogation. Everybody knows
that the legislature was prorogued with-
6nt either the house or the country being
satisfied in any single particular. We
are no wiser than we were six months
ago. The result of such tactics is obvious. These uncalled for and preposterous delays are retarding the development
of the country to a very serious extent,
and evidence is not wanting of no little
dissatisfaction, even among McBride's
supporters in the legislature."
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Extraordinary Geography.
The following are a few selections
taken from the geography books used in |
the schools in England: Manitoba is
treeless. Halifax has almost all the
essentials of a successful harbor. The
chief states of Canada at present are
Quebec, Maine and New Brunswick.
The Victoria bridge is over 3,000 yards
long and connects Montreal with the
mainland south. The Niagara suspension bridge has two stories. The Atlantic
coast is most useful at present for several
reasons. It has splendid communication
inland by railway, but has one great
drawback—most of it is frozen up in the
winter. Ottawa, though quite a small
town, is a suitable place for the capital
of the Dominion of Canada. British
Columbia is noted for its tall trees and
big sturgeon. [Still the Canadians contribute large sums to maintain missionaries in China and last year a contingent of pretty Canadian schoolma'ms
were sent to teach the Boers geography.}
Slowly, But Surely Coming.
The Great Northern railway construction camp which has been at work on
that section of the Vancouver, Westminster & Yukon railway between New
Westminster and Vancouver, has been,
moved over to Cloverdale, where it wilr
commence work at once clearing the
right of-way for the V., V. & E. railway
from that point to Huntingdon. This is
the railway that is expected to hit the
Similkameen some day.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
February 27, 1904
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
— Princeton, B. C. —
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager.
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A. E. HOWSE.
CORRUPT  GOVERNMENTS.
Putting aside partizan bias and
freeing the mind of all party prejudice is the only effective way to
properly consider and analyze the
regrettable conditions which obtain
through the maladministration of
public affairs in this province. The
man who has strong party feelings
and gives a servile or mercenary
support to a political leader or party
is the greatest source of danger to
which this province was and is now
subjected. Some men hold to their
political creed because their fathers
were of that stripe, some because
the so-called aristocracy are of that
particular and select faith, others
because of the fear of and corrupting influences exercised by a huge
railway corporation, and others who
through ignorant obstinacy refuse
to be converted from the narrow
political path they have trodden
all their lives. If electors will not
exercise reason and common sense
in the selection of their legislators
the natural and logical result will
be the election of a man physically
, and morally deficient—one who is
incapable of speech in intelligible or
coherent language, or of originating , legislative measures aiming*
for the country's good, who, like a
jack-in-box nods, votes and assents
to any political contrivance the
premier trickster may suggest.
Blind followers of the blind, with
only one idea in their warped brains
and that a selfish one, whose ante
election promises, made only to deceive, vanish as quickly as a snow-
flake in hades—these men are the
curse of the country. They have
not the manliness to resign their
seats when they fail in their promises but with brazen effrontery renew them to their gullible supporters and the public generally.
It is doubtful if a parallel in history could be found where so great
natural advantages existed in a
country and so little effort made on
the part of governments to subjugate them to the use of mankind
~$tsis found in this province. The
great wealth of natural resources
with which Providence has endowed
this country  stand  as a perpetual
Failing to accept the invitation others
will come in and possess.   The majestic scale upon which the mountains, rivers and valleys were made
and the diffusion of wealth incalculable in mine, land, forest and fishery, indicate a wise Creator's purpose to fill the land with a prosperous  people.    To that end it was
never intended this province should
be governed by a few unprincipled
politicians who   barter   away the
people's heritage for bribes of money
or its equivalent.    The corrupting
influence of the giant railway octopus whose steel tentacles clutch the
legislative assembly, or a portion of
it, as observed by their slavish support, is evidence of a moral depravity more degrading than   that of
the most flagrant of thefts.     But
the devil must needs have his rake-
off.    Thus  it  is, that  for the past
score of years  the various governments covering   that period  have
been  in league with the powers of
darkness to  rob the people of their
rights.    Lands,  minerals and other
of the people's public property have
been  sloughed  off to  monopolists
until    today    an   indebtedness   of
$13,000,000 rests upon the shoulders  of some   150,000   of a   white
population.     Unparalleled!     And
still  the government  goes on borrowing  money  at heavy rates and
does not encourage a single railway
project   or   public   work whereby
the  provincial revenue may be increased.
Knowing the class of legislators
in majority in the administrations
it is little surprise the province is
plundered, the wonder is that there
are any public assets at all remaining. The province will always be
impoverished while the people continue to send servile parvenus to
the legislature—men who place
party before principle can never
accomplish anything creditable to
themselves nor of benefit to the
country, they are the suppliant
tools of designing promoters and
corporations  and  a continual drag
upon    the  progress  and  advancement of the province.
Court of Revision and
Appeal===North Yale.
l^OTICE is hereby given that Courts of Revis-
j 55 ion 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,   PRINCEjTON, 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.
STRAY HORSES,
invitation to  the people to partake
and appropriate   for   their good.ltt^£?e^^toIwyeJo«MajlciI.
r»AME 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   )S on  right  shoulder.   If not claimed in
NOTICE.
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.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
Homestake 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 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.
.-i.nd 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, IQ04.
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. 871943, 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.
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.
n the Supreme Court
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In the matter of Charles Johnson,
deceased, and in the matter of the
" Intestate Estates Act."
Pursuant to an order made herein, tenders,
addressed to the Administrator in care of the
undersigned, will be received up to the
SEVENTEENTH DAY OF MARCH, 1904,
for the purchase of the pre-emption claim of the
above named deceased, situate in the Nicola
division of Yale district, and described as being
situated on the north side of the Tuiameen river,
about four miles west of Princeton, B.C. and
formerly occupied by Charles Johnson.
Tenders shall state (1) the amount offered for
the preemption before Crown grant, (2) the
amount offered for the same after Crown grant.
It is required that the party or parties
whose tender may be accepted shall execute an agreement for the purchase of the
lands and shall upon the ' execution thereof
pay to the administrator thirty per cent of the
purchase moneys or as the Court may direct.
The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Further particulars may be obtained
upon application to the undersigned.
Dated the 18th of January, 1904.   .
L.  P.   ECKSTEIN,    Morrison    block,    Grand
Forks, B.C., Solicitor for Charles B. Peterson,
the Administrator, Grand Forks, B.C.
NOTICE.
In the matter of the Estate of Charles
Johnson, deceased, late of Tuiameen
river, near Princeton, Farmer.
Notice is hereby given that all persons having
claims against the estate of the said Charles
Johnson, who died on or about the 15th day of
January, 1903, are required on or before the
TENTH DAY OF MARCH, 1904,
to send to the undersigned Administrator or his
solicitor, full    particulars   of their  respective
claims.
And further take notice that after such date the
administrator will proceed to distribute the
assets among the parties entitled thereto, having
regard only to the claims of which he shall then
have notice and that the said Administrator will
not be liable to any person of whose claims
notice shall not have been received at the time
of distribution.
Dated the 18th of January, 1904.
CHARLES B. PETERSON.
Administrator.
Grand Forks, B.C.
L.P.Eckstein, Grand Forks, B.C., solicitor for
said Administrator. |
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. 863374, 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.
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, fretfS
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 sec-'
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 12th day of Februaiy, 1904.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To GEORGE H, SPROULE or whomsoever he
may have transferred his interest in Mount
Temple mineral claim, situate on Rabbit
Mountain on the Tuiameen river and about
one and one-half miles from Otter Flat in the
Yale mining district in the province of British
Columbia.
You are hereby notified that I have expended $214.00 in labour and improvements upon the
above mentioned mineral claim under the provisions of the Mineral Act, and if within
ninety days from, the date of this notice
you fail or refuse to contribute your proportions of the above mentioned sum, being $107.00,
which is now due and payable, together with
all costs of advertising, your interest in said
claim will become the property of the undersigned, under Section 4 of the Mineral Act
Amendment Act, 1900.
Dated this 21st day of November, 1903.
M. MCGONIGLE, Fairview.
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, ; 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 Little Pittsburgh, Whale, Bullon Beck and Florence
mineral claims, situate on Twenty-Mile creek, iri j
the Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale Dist-.
rict, 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.
THOMAS BRADSHAW.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To ANTONIO SCARPELLI and any person to
whom he may have transferred his interest 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 net essary 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 Similkameen Star,
your interest will become vtsted fn me, your co-
owner, under the provisions of the Mineral Act
and Amending Acts.
Dated this 12th day of December, 1903.
FRANCESCO FERA.
NOTICE.
HPHIRTY 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 on the left bank
of the Similkameen river about 5 miles south of
Princeton and marked E. Waterman's S.W. corner and adjoining A. Hickling's N.W. corner.
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains east, 80
chains south, 80 chains west to point of commencement, in all 640 acres.
E. Waterman, Locator,
Dated January 31st, 1904.
NOMCE.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a licence 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 5 miles south of Princeton,
And running south 80 chains, east 80 chains,
north 80 chains, west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
A. Hickling, Locator,
E. Waterman, Agent.
• Dated January 31st, 1904.
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February, 27, 1904-
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
Court of revision and appeal will be
held in Princeton on Wednesday, March
30th.
It is reported there is a haunted house
in Hedley, the ghost walking at midnight to the annoyance of a couple taking astronomical observations.
G. A. Bigelow of Hedley was in town
last week and left for outlying towns on
the Nicola stage on Sunday. Mr. Bigelow is a veteran of many political campaigns and is reported to be in defensive
alliance with His Majesty's loyal opposition at Ottawa.
The Liberal association at Fairview
recently passed a resolution enthusiastically endorsing the nomination of Duncan Ross as the Liberal candidate for
Yale-Cariboo electoral district. Mr. Ross
is at present doing missionary work
among the Caribooites.
W. Fearless is back from Hedley where
he had been working for some time.
The Boundary Creek Times of Greenwood has enlarged and improved and is
still in the front rank of Kootenay's live
newspapers. If one might venture to
suggest a change it would be in the name
"Boundary Creek," but of course our
confrere knows best.
Ra Ha ROGERS
M.A., B.C.L.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
OLALLA P.O.
Simikameen, B.C.
F. W. GROVES,
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON,     -   -     B. C.
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Vallance &
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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.
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adjoining the townsite of Similkameen City,
and containing 100 acres by admeasurement.
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in case the balance of the purchase money is not
paid within sixty days of the notification of the
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February 27, 1904
February, 27, 1904.
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The following facts regarding mining
ought to dispel from the minds of those
who hold to the theory that mining is
but a form  of gambling.   There are the
best of evidences that the Similkameen
is a superior field for investment and that
it will some day verify all the predictions
made regarding its vast mineral wealth.
That "some day" is believed to be equidistant with the railroad,  be it near or
remote as to its coming:  Statistics show
that.  161   public   companies   operating
mines and metallurgical works in America
paid in dividends during 1903 the sum of
1199,440,971.   Out of this amount $107,-
770,971, or $15,221,029 less than in 1902,
was   paid   by   65   industrial companies.
The metal mining companies in the dividend list numbered 96, and distributed
$31,670,000,   which is   $3,818,000 more
than was reported in  1902.   The copper
companies lead, 17 of them paying $15,-
989,000.    In the silver, lead and gold list
there are represented  72 dividend-producers,  with   a   total   disbursement   of
$14,712,000.
Oldest Mine in the Similkameen.
The Cariboo mine of Camp McKinney
has been closed down indefinitely. At
the annual meeting recently held in
Toronto, a dividend of 4 per cent was
ordered paid leaving only $5,000 in the
treasury. It was decided not to reopen
the mine. Shareholders believe that
some of the money in the treasury should
be used in development work as it is confidently expected that other ore bodies
could be opened up. However, the majority of the shareholders did not desire
the expenditure of any further sums on
development work. Those who are well
acquainted with the Cariboo are of the
opinion that the mine will again be made
dividend paying under an energetic management and some expenditure of money.
The Cariboo is the oldest mine in the
Similkameen riding.
Goal Output at Fernie.
In the month of January 76,000 tons of
coal were mined at the three collieries of
the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company.
T This is the largest monthly output in the
history of the company, exceeding the
previous record by 3,000 tons and the
December output by 5,000 tons. The
coke production for the month was 23,000
tons, the previous monthly record being
made in August, when 18,000 tons were
manufactured. In December 25,000 tons
were shipped, but this large amount was
caused by the' congested state of transportation facilities. Little coke has thus
far been produced at Morrissey, but the
amount this month at that place will be
larger. The Canadian smelters are unable to handle all the coke produced and
the company is obliged to look for markets in the United States.
Struck Oil in East Kootenay.
The Rocky Mountain Oil Company
which has bored a well 1,300 feet deep on
the eastern slope of the Rockies, near
the Flathead reserve in East Kootenay,
has struck an oil flow of 350 barrels a
day. 	
She—I will never rnarrv a man whose
fortune has not at least five ciphers in it.
He—Oh, darling ! Then we will be married tomorrow ; mine is all ciphers.
"If you'll notice," said Finnick, "the
poets invariably say 'she' when referring
-**uto the earth.   Why should the earth be
considered feminine?"    "Why not? Nobody knows just how old the earth is."
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me and I'll never say a word."
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For    Connoisseurs   Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
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Similkameen Offers Good Profits and
Market for Both.
The good demand for eggs and poultry
in Princeton   and  other mining camps
throughout the Similkameen should be
an incentive to  greater production  by
local poulterers.     Large   quantities  of
eggs and poultry are imported into the
Similkameen, the money for which never
returns, hence the urgency for home, or
local, production.   It is certain that the
prices fully warrant an expansion of the
poultry business here, hence no apology
is necessary for printing the following
hints issued  by the department of agriculture at Ottawa:
"There is every indication that there
will be a great consumption of poultry in
Canada this year.   The demand for every
class shows a striking increase during the
last few years.   F. C. Hare, chief of the
Dominion poultry division, does not believe it possible for the farmers to rear,
for the five years to come, more utility-
type chickens than can be sold with profit   on    the    Canadian   markets  alone.
Moreover,   commission    merchants    in
Great Britain   can handle profitably at
least #!i ,000,000 worth   of  our  poultry
yearly.   It  is  a short-sighted policy on
the part of farmers to neglect this industry when there is an unsatisfied demand
for poultry, and the business is a profitable one.
It will pay every farmer to improve his
flock before the breeding season begins.
The old fowls should be killed.   There
is a greatly increased profit in breeding
from utility-type specimens rather than
from common barnyard stock.   It is preferable to  select the eggs for hatching
from a breeding pen of the best ten or
twelve hens and one cockerel rather than
from the larger number of laying hens
on the farm.   An  utility-type Plymouth
Rock cockerel  should   be   bought and
placed at the head of the breeding pen
A great improvement will be noticed in
any flock of farm  fowls by crossing with
the Plymouth Rock.
The eggs for hatching, should be kept
in a cool  place.    May-hatched chickens
are preferable.   Sitting hens should not
be allowed   to   hatch   chickens in any
place they choose about the farm buildings.   They should   be in one pen, set
apart for this purpose.     Two or three
shovels full of earth should  be thrown
into each nest box and a hollow space
scooped out for the eggs ; the earth should
be covered sparingly with straw.   This
nest will give outdoor conditions in an
indoor pen.   The sitting hens should be
thoroughly dusted with sulphur to kill
the vermin.   They should be fed on whole
grain and  grit.   It is advisable to start
several hens together.   The infertile eggs
can be tested out on the ninth day and
one or more of the hens reset.   The hen
and chickens should not be allowed to
wander in wet grass as the chickens become chilled and the weaker ones die."
The late John Kernell, the Irish comedian,  liked   in his prime to go back to
Ireland, whence he would often bring
material, gathered in ale houses and on
the highways, that afterward served him
well in. dialogue upon  the stage.   Ker-|
nell once said, at a little supper party in
Boston, that he had met on a summer
day in Galway an Irishman driving a
l*5>rse  so   thin   that  it  staggered   as it
walked.    "Why don't you put more flesh
on that nag ?"   Kernell exclaimed indignantly.    "More, is it ?" the Irishman answered.     "Why,  by  the powers, don't
you see that the poor creature can hardly
carry what little there is on him now ?"
Disraeli once wittily remarked of lawyers : "Everybody knows the stages of a
lawyer's career—he tries in turn to get
on, to get honors, to get honest."
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Size of Lots 50x100
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BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tuiameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
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