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This is the Year of the Railway in Similkameen.
Everything is Gained and Nothing Lost by Courtesy.
Never More Favorable Opportunity for Investment than Now—Telephone Connection with the Outside World—Twice-a-"Week Mail.
Princeton is J 50 Miles Distant from the Pacific Coast and is Situated at the Junction of the Similkameen and Tuiameen Rivers,
Vol. v.   No. 44.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY U, 1905.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
COAST TO KOOTENAY
Slumbering Project is Again
Awakened to Real Life
and Activity.
Deputation Received by the Dominion
Government Drge Strongly a
Large Subsidy.
British Columbia members waited
recently on Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Hon. H.
R. Emmerson and Senator Tern pieman,
to ask assistance for the construction of
the Coast-Kootenay railway, which is intended to run from Vancouver 300 miles
across the southern part of British Columbia to connect with the C. P. R. at
Midway. The charter in questiou is controlled by the McLean Bros, of Vancor-
ver, and the deputation explained that
the object is to connect the mining
region, adjacent to the United States
border, with coast cities by the line, and
keep it all the way in Canadian territory.
The promoters said they should have
more than the usual scale of government
subsidy on account of the natural difficulties of the route to be traversed. Sr
Wilfrid, in reply, said he was in perfect
accord with the policy of using the public
money to help in giving the country the
railway facilities it so urgently required.
He promised that if the government
recommended any railway subsidy to
parliament this session, the claims of this
project would receive favorable consideration. The minister of railways said
that, personally, he was most favorably
disposed toward the Coast Kootenay enterprise, and considered, if any company
was aided by public money to connect the
coast cities with the Boundary district,
it should be one willing to build all the
wiy across in Canadian territory. The
proposed railway will run through the
Similkameen valley which is capable of
great agricultural and mineral develop
ment. The deputation astced that the
government guarantee interest and principal up to an amount of $30,000 a mile.
The estimated cost of the railway is
$40,000 per mile, or a total of $12,000,000.
countryside contributed quotas of plea
sure seekers, all of whom lingered till
dawn bespoke the birth of another day.
Some eighty persons sat down to elegait
suppers provided at the hotels, while at
the ball room dancers were regaled with
light refreshments. The floor management was of the most courteous and attentive kind, reflecting great credit on
those responsible for its conduDt. The
committee give public expression of
thanks to the ladies who so liberally gave
of time and substance in connection with
material comforts and decorations.
Bachelors' Sail.
What is generally conceded to have
been the most pleasant and successful
social function ever held in Princeton
was the bachelors' ball of last Tuesday
night. Exemplary in management, harmonious in detail, there was not a hitch
in the onward sweep of enjoyment from
start to finish. Everyone seemed bent
on having a good time and they got it.
The bachelors are to be congratulated for
having conceived and carried out to a
happy issue a social function which will
ever recall pleasant memories. Guests
came from Nicola, Hedley and the whole
Local and General.
The stringing of the telephone wire
between Nicola aud Penticton has been
completed.
Fred A. Howse and George R. Philp
came  in from  Nicola on  Tuesday  and
.went on to Hedley following day.    They
)b)th   attended   the   Bachelors' ball and
(were delighted with the festive occasion.
J. Thynne, wife and daughter, were in
town for the Bachelors' ball, remaining
over for a day or two on a visit with Mr.
and Mrs. Gibson.
W. J. Snodgrass of Okanagan Falls is
in town on business connected with the
telephone line.
The British Columbia members at Ottawa have taken up the matter of having
C .nada represented by a Dominion exhibit at the Portland fair this summer,
and will bring the matter before the
Dominion government at an early date.
The tourist associations at the coast cities
have received letters fiom the British
Columbia contingent, all expressing
themselves as heartily in accord with the
idea. They promise to do all they can
towards having a Canadian exhibit installed at the-Lewis and Clark exposition.
George E. Winkler, formerly a resident
of Princeton and well known throughout
the district, has established a real estate
and mining brokerage at Penticton. Mr.
Winkler's accurate acquaintance with the
mining resources of this part of the
Similkameen enables him to give reli
able information to his correspondents.
Write to him for particulars.
Foreman Kelly of the telephone  wire
stretching gang has finished   work  in  a
thoroughly efficient manner, the insula
tion   being   perfect   and    the    'phones
giving every satisfaction.
Rev. A. J. Fowlie preached in the
Metnodist church, Hedley, last Sunday,
and will preach in the court house here
tomorrow night at 7:30. Mr. Fowlie
goes to the presbytery meeting at Kamloops on the 22nd and his next service in
Princeton will be on the 26th instant.
MINING PARAGRAPHS
Dividend   Paying   Mines   of
British Columbia—School
of  Mines.
Daly   Reduction   Works   of Hedley
Clean Up $6,000 in Gold
Per Day.
List of dividends paid by the mines of
British Columbia from 1895 to 1904:
Antoine, $10,000; Bosun, $12,000; Canadian Gold Fields, $36,000; Cariboo, $275,-
000; Centre Star, $210,000; St. Eugene,
$210,000; Fern, $15,000; Goodenough,
$45,188; Hall Mines, $160,000; Idaho
Mines, $4>'0,000; Jackson Mines, $20000;
Le Roi, $1,305,000; Last Chance, $213,-
000; Monitor, $27,500; Noble Five, $50,-
000; North Star, $373,000; Payne, $1,420,
000; Poorrcan, $25,000; Queen Bess, $25,-
000; Rambler-Cariboo, $220,000; Reco,
$287,000; Ruth, $25,000; Slocan Star,
$600,000; Surprise, $20,000; Sunset, $66,-
000; War Eagle, $545,250; Washington,
$38,000; Whitewater, $200,000; Ymir,
$300,000.
The Mining Reporter says: " The
question ot establishing a provincial
School of Mines in British Columbia is
again being urged by mining men in
Vancouver. It is suggested that the
school of mines be established in the
Similkameen countrj' That location is
urged on account of the great variety of
minerals occurring in it. The Montreal
School of Mines some time ago sent its
students to study mining methods in that
section, as did also a foreign mining in
stituticn. We know of no method which
is calculated to be of more general value
to the mining industry than the establishment of a school of mines. It not
only furnishes a supply of skilled mining
officials to the district in which the
school is situated, but also as the graduates of the school belong to a more or
less roving profession, they carry the
fame of the mines where they received
their education all over the mining world.
British Columbia, with its vast mineral
resources, should certainly establish a
mining school."
The Sunset mine on Copper mountain
is being sought on a working bond by
outside capitalists. The proposition will
be considered at a meeting of the shareholders to be held at Grand Forks on the
16th instant.
Previous estimates made of the daily
gold output of the Daly Reduction Co. at
It may not be generally known that it
is unlawful "to take, catch, kill or have )Hedley are corroborated by mining rein possession any trout of any kind or Jcorder Lambly of Fairview, who states
species, between the 15th day of Novem- Jhat $6000 is being recovered every day.
ber in any year and the 25th of March in1 This amount does not include the con-
the following year." Constables have'centrates which are allowed to accumu-
strict instructions with regard to the en- 'late   in   expectation of a railroad being
forcement of this law.
4[built this summer,! when the company
will erect a smelter on the land acquired
from tbe government for the purpose.
When the smelter is built the amount of
bullion saved will be largely increased
and the Nickel Plate will be one of the
biggest producers on the continent.
It is reported from Nighthawk, Wash.,
that the Ruby Mining company on
Chopaca mountain, which has been
doing prospecting and development work
on its claims for 18 months, has uncovered ore that assays from $50 to as high
as $1800 a ton. The electrical current
for development is to be supplied by the
Similkameen Falls Power and Development company.
It is estimated that of the gold production of the country about $6,000,000
is used in dentistry and about $2,500,000
is consumed in sign painting.
The production of copper in the United
States was. for 1903, 698,044,517 pounds
with a value of $91,506,006. This was an
increase in value of about 20 per cent; the
increase in weight was only about six per
cent. Montana leads in point of production, with the Lake Superior district
and Arizona following in the order
named. Utah is fourth in the list of copper producing states.
Cecil M. Bryant, associate of the Royal
School of Mines, London, will henceforth
under the name of C. M. Bryant & Co.
carry on the business of the Vancouver
assay office and testing works, which,
during the past three or four years has
been carried on and owned by C. M. Bryant and E. P. Gilman, under the name of
Pellew-Harvey, Bryant & Gilman, and
takes the opportunity of soliciting continued patronage on behalf of the new
firm. Mr. Bryant undertakes that all
work entrusted to this office will be carried out or superintended by him personally, and will guarantee the correctness of all results issued by his firm.
Some few days ago a despatch from
Ottawa stated that the estimates provided
a $20,000 appropriation for a mines department. It was intimated that this
might mean the early creation of a distinct department of mines with a minister
at its head. This report has given rise to
a rumor that the appointment of a minister of mines has already been decided
upon and that W. A. Galliher, M. P. for
Kootenay, is to be the new minister.
Unfortunately this rumor is unfounded.
No decision has been reached in the
matter.
An important deposit of mica was dis»
covered seven miles south of Tete Juan
Cache, 5300 feet above the level of the
Fraser river and 220 miles north of Kamloops. The vein is about 15 feet wide, where
an opening has been made, dipping S. 45
degrees W. conformably with the country rock. Its continuation towards the
northwest is covered with taluo from the
mountain, while on the southwest of the
opening the original top of the deposit is
seen covered with mica schist. Mica is
known to exist in the Similkameen.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
February
ii, 1905*
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C.
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E. Howse, Manager.
worthy and which cannot do otherwise than result in benefit to all
concerned.
STRAYED.
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 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
PROSPECT IS PLEASING.
It    does   not   require    a supernatural gift ot prophecy or a special
gift_ of   foresight   to   picture  the
growth in trade, industry aud commerce which a few years hence will
witness in this district.   Comparing
the  Similkameen   with   other  districts West of lake Superior and the
Mississippi   it   has a   wealth   and
variety of resource which by actual
observation     and    calculation     is
superior to any.    Even in its  present crude stage of development the
evidences   of   natural    wealth   far
transcend those of older and   more
advanced   districts.      The   known
great   ore   deposits  of the various
camps,   the   placers of the rivers,
creeks  and  benches,   the  valuable
and extensive   coal   measures and
the fertile soil  and  climate  which
produce  fruit to perfection, all these
make  a  list  of resources rarely, if
ever met with in any locality.
Also the geographical position of
the Similkameen too, is an asset
which cannot be overlooked. Its
proximity to seaports gives it a
preference over its eastern neighbors, the Kootenays and Cariboo,
which, in these days of competitive
freight rates is a consideration of
prime importance. The great increase of trade with the metal consuming countries of Asia is certain
to give the British Columbia mineral output a good market, hence
seaport and shipping facilities will
largely enhance the value of those
mineral districts having easy access
to them. Thus, the Similkameen
is blessed in its situation, climate
and resources, it only remains for
man to adapt them to his own use
and benefit.
The future of the individual, as
well that of the community is just
what they make it. The Similkameen has all the ingredients necessary for a great and prosperous district and its future is dependent on
the energy of each individual residing in it. Its resources must
be made known to the world. In
this respect every man has a duty
to perform in spreading the information required to attract the investor, prospector or settler. Personal
effort on the part of individuals and
public representatives cannot fail to
bring tbe Similkameen into that
prominence   of   which   it   is   well
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
The removal of a number of
Dominion public officials and civil
servants for offensive partizanship
in the general elections of last November has been ordered, the latest
being the postmaster of Kaslo, S.
Green, brother of the Hon. Robert
Green of the provincial government.
Among the  list of appointments
in  the  current  official   Gazette is
that of R. P. Pettipiece  of Vancouver to be a commissioner under the
Provincial   Elections   Act   for  the
Vancouver   city   electoral  district.
Mr.   Pettipiece  is a journalist and
prominent in socialist circles.    His
selection   is, no  doubt, due to tbe
increasing influence of socialists in
provincial politics and   the  expediency to which the premier is driven
to appease them for their support in
the house.
Came to my premises on the 15th December,
one bay horse branded Ci on left hip. If not
claimed in thirty days will be sold at auction to
defray expenses.
AL. OF.LRICH.
Princeton, Jan. 10, 1905.
NOTICE.
I.X.L. mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district.   Where located:  On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, H, H Thomas, free miner's
certificate No. B72190. for myself and as agent for
W. H. Thomas,    free   miner's  certificate No.
B72i8gand S. L. Allison, free miner's certificate
No. B79914,   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 28th day of November, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Vancouver and Coast-Kootenay Railway Company
will apply to the parliament 01 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, 1904.
NOTICE.
A fund has been   started   by   the
Toronto Globe for the relief of the
destitute poor in London, England,
where the distress is frightful   this
winter.    It   is   estimated   that   in
London alone there are 750,000 unemployed, which practical^ means
about   two   millions  of people   in
actual starvation or on   the  ragged
edge  of it.    Relief committees are
put to their wits' end to cope  with
this   abnormal    condition    of   the
poverty-stricken  inhabitants.    The
Globe's example in stretching  out
the hand of generous  relief across
the ocean is evidence of that fellow
feeling and sympathy which makes
the whole  world  akin   and proves.
that the attachment  between Great
Britain and   Canada does  not exist
upon purely trade conditions.    Any
conributions sent to the Globe will
be duly acknowledged.
Princeton mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen   mining   division   of    Yale    district.
Where located : Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, Ernest Waterman, agent for
the Vermilion Forks Mining and Development
Company,   Limited,    free    miner's   certificaie
No.   B72174,   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.
And further take 1 otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 21st day of November, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
'T'HIRTY 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, ea&t 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.
Princeton, 28thNov., 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.
NOTICE.
Shamrock and Billy Goat mineral 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, fc 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.
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.
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, described as
follows Commencing at a post marked W. D.
Y. and running 20 chains north. 40 chains east
20 chains south, 40 chains west, back to point of
commencement, containing80 acres more or less.
Situated about 8 miles from Princeton on Wolf
creek. W. D. YOUNG.
Princeton, Nov. 11, 1904.
NOTICE.
There is s(ome talk at Ottawa of
Hon. George W. Ross, the defeated
Ontario premier, succeeding Lord
Strathcona as high commissioner in
England. Hon. George W. Ross
is certainly well qualified to fill such
a position, but as long as Lord
Strathcona's services can be retained
there will be few Canadians found
anxious to see any change made.
Notice is herel y given that sixty days from
date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chiet
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 160 acres of mountain pas.
tare land. The described land is as follows
Commencing at a post planted at the northeast
corner of W. H. Thomas' preemption 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.
'T'HIRTY days from date I intend to apply to the
8     Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Wcrks
for a license to prospect for coal 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.
C. H. TYS, Locator,
per F. W. Groves,
7th November, 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
An old lady who died at Montreal recently had smoked continuously since she was nine years old.
This reminds one of the old saw:
"They may stand it for years, but
it is bound to fetch them at last."
At the close of 1903 the London
police had a collection of 70,000 sets
of finger prints of criminals. It has
been completely established that the
thin capillary ridges in the tips of
the fingers undergo no natural
change of characteristic from the
cradle to the grave.
Flagstaff, Copper Kettle No. i, 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.
"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 post marked E.S.N's southwest corner,
And running 80 chains north.  80 chains east,
80  chains   south, 80  chains west,    to point   of
commencement, containing 640  acres, and adjoining J. Lang's locations ou the east bo-ndary.
E. S. NEAVE, Locator.
Ernest Waterman, Agent.
Princeton. October 10, 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To STEVE MANGOT or whomsoever he may
have transferred his interest in the Gold-
Platinum mineral claim, situate on Champion
creek, a tributary of the Tuiameen river,
in the Similkameen mining division of Yale
district.
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, 3 ou fail or refuse to contribute your portion of the expendi-
'tureTeqmrecl by section 24 of the " Mineral Act,"
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia, 1897, in respect of tht Gold-Platinum
mineral claim, situate on Champion creek, in
the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale^Ijis-;
trict, British Columbia, together with all costs of
advertising, your interest in said claim shall become vested in your co-owner, Daniel Coute-
nay, free miner, who has made the required expenditure.
The amount due by you in respect ofsthe
said mineral claim, ■ not including costs, is
$33-33- te-
Dated thiS24th day of October, 1904
, .DANIEL.COUTENAY.
Northern mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves acting as
agent for J. S. C. Fraser, free miner's certificate
No. B42433. Joseph Wright, free miner's certificate No. B75373, and L. G. Barron, free miner's
ceitificate No. B57500, 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.
Aud further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate cf improvements.
Dated this 13th day of October, 1904.
NOTICE.
Honeysuckle mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Wheie located:   On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, free miner's
certificate No. B72155, acting for self and as agent
for Thomas Day, free miner's certificate No.
B72123, 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 following 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. Mcdougali,. .
Jan. 7,1905.
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February ii, 1905
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
H. P. Christie, of Slocan City, has been
appointed    government   agent   at   Ash
croft,   vice   H.   Burr,  who is now chief
constable for that district.
The midwinter number of the Phoenix
Pioneer, just received, is, as usual with
publications from that office, excellent in
workmanship and valuable in matter.
The Pioneer is loyal to the Boundar}-
and the people there evidently reciprocate that loyalty as the healthy appearance and tone of the paper would
indicate.
The purchasers of the Coulthard ranch
at Keremeos have the right idea. The
land will be divided into 10 acre tracts,
and upon each lot will be built a fine
concrete house. The land, with the
building, will be sold on easy terms. U
Next Tuesday is St. Valentine's day.
Matrimonial germs are floating in the
air at Hedley.
It looks as if Hedley this summer will
be long on water, but short on ice. So
far ice dealers have been unable to locate
a good vein of the congealed fluid.
Charles 2E,. Shaw, C. E., of Greenwood
is engaged surveying mineral claims on
Copper and Kenneday mountains.
Among the visitors from Hedley to the
bachelor.: ball were noted Mr. and Mrs.
A. Winkler, Miss McLean, Miss M. McLean, John Love, G. S. Mohr, George
Cawston, George Wardle and Charles
Mattson.
\* John McAdam Young, the prospector
and miner of Keremeos, who, four
months ago, invented the rail chair for
use on railroads, and had it - patented in
eleven conntnes, has been offered $80,-
000 for his Canadian tight. Mr. Young's
patent is an improvement on all rail
chairs. "
W. J. Goepel, inspector of government
offices, came in on Wednesday on official
business.
The government has decided to grant
the usual $50.000 for a Dominion exhibition and New Westminster has'secured
the prize. This will undoubtedly be the
largest exhibition ever held in the province.
Chilliwack valley produced 169 tons of
butter in 1904 which sells at 25 cents in
summer and 30 cents in winter. This
beautiful and productive valley lies
westerly of the Hope range and is about
70 miles from Princeton.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,235,280.00. Reserve fund
and surplus profits, $2,140,176. 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.
George E.Winkler
Penticton, B.C.
Real Estate & Mining Broker
Correspondence    solicited    from
parties having property to sell.
NOTICE.
Freddy Burn S. and N. Fraction and Commet
mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district. Where located : Boulder creek mountain.
Take notice that I, Philip Y Smith, agent for
Charles J. Wilson, F.M.C. No. B81570 and 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.
JOHN LOVE
Druggist and Stationer
HEDLEY, B.C.
Drugs, Medicines,
Books,
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
Confectionery.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON,     -   -     B.lC.
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Yates St., Victoria, B.C.
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Mining Machinery
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Quotations on all kinds of machinery
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MURALO'S 1st quality
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BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
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For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first-
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
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[Established 12 years in Vernon.]
KELOWNA, B.C.
i^f Freight Prepaid to Penticton on all Orders from
Princeton and Vicinity.
is  situated    at  the
foot of Nicola Lake,
which is one of the most beautiful lakes in the
NICOLA
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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NOTICE.
TTHIRTY 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. iq?4.
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. Grovb9&~.
Princeton, 7th Nov. 1904.
Advertise in the Star.
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. F,. Irvine, free miner's
certificate No. B76870, intend sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Re-
corderr,for Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claim.
And further take notiee that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch certificate of improvements,  j
Dated this 15th day of November, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
William A. McLean, of the Commercial Hotel,
Hedley, intends to apply to the License Commissioners for the Nicola district for permission to
transfer his hotel license to William J. Henderson. Signed,
WILLIAM A. MCLEAN.
Dated at Hedley, Dec. 6th, 1904.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
February ii, 1905.
NOTICE.
HPHIRTY days from date I  intend  to apply to
*   the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
Situated on Nine-Mile creek, Yale district,
about 9 miles south-west from Princeton, B.C.,
commencing at a post marked D.L.H's north
west corner post and running 80 chains east, 80
chains south, 80 chains west, 80 chains • north
back to post, containing 640 acres, and adjoining
L. E. Hanley's south boundary line.
D. L. HOPKINS, Locator.
C. O. French, Agent.
Dec. 20th, 1904.
NOTICE.
Hardscrabble No. 1 Fractional, Bullion Fractional, Copper Head Fractional and Flkhorn
Fractional, situate in the Qsoyoos 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.
.And furthertake 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.
jVTOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
f g 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 south, thence 40
chains west, thence 40 chains south to poiut of
commencement, containing 480 acres more or
•less. JOHN M. SMITH.
per W. C. MCDODGALL.
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.
'■phirty days afterdate I interd 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
north west corner," running 80 chains west, 80
chains south alorg 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.
Dividend No 1 A, Dividend Fraction, Mammoth,
Iron Mask, Dividend   A, Dividend No. 2 A
and Dividend No.   3 A  Fractional mineral
claims, situate iu the Osoyoos mining division of Yale district.   Where located : On Dividend mountain.
Take notice  that I, Reginald 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 date
hereof to apply to the mining recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of "such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 7th day of December, a.X). 1904.
R H. ROOERS.S
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Everything First Class.
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Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
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February ii, 1905
HUMOROUS.
"Yes," said the lecturer, "I'm dealing
in furniture these days." "How is that?"
asked a listener. "Making one night
stands under a lecture bureau, with the
Help ot the time tables."
She—I'm glad we went. It was an
excellent performance—and for such a
charitable purpose. Her husband—Yes,
indeed ! We all feel a thrill of satisfaction when we do something for charity
and get the worth of our money at the
same time.
In answer to an advertisement for
somebody to taice charge of a church
choir and play the organ the following
reply was received : " Sir: I noticed
your advertisement for an organist and
music teacher, either lady or gentleman.
Having been both for several years, I
offer you my services."
Ian Maclaren recounted this story in a
lecture on Scottish humor: In a dull
Scottish village on a dull morning, one
neighbor called at another's house. He
was met at the door by his friend's wife,
and the conversation which ensued was
thus: "Cauld?" "Ay." "Gaun tae be
weety (rainy), I'm thinkin'." "Ay."
"Is John in?" "Ou, ay! he's in.1' "Can
I see him ?" "No." "But ay winted tae
see him." "Ay, but ye canna see him.
John's deid." "Deid ?" "Ay." "Sud
den?" "A}-." "Verra sudden ?"- "Ay,
verra sudden." "Did he say onything
aboot a pot o' green pent afore he deid?'
Discriminating and "appreciative readers knew what the editor meant when he
said in a recent issue of the Minneapolis
Messenger : "There i$ a little matter to
which the Me$f>enger begJS to call the attention of $ome of it$ $ub$criber$. We
really hate to Jpeak of it, but fome have
JSeemingly allowed it to flip their mind$.
To u$ thijp \$ a very important i$$ue; in
fact it'$ nec'e$$ary in our bu$ine$$. We
won't fpeak further on the $ubject.
Perhap$ you have already gue$$ed the
drift of our remark$."
Lassitudinous Luke—Wot was de
hardest luck youse ever had, Dusty ?
Dusty Pyke—Oh, chee! Dat's a tough
question. But I t'ink about de hardest
was onct w'en me an' a lot o' me trusty
pals camped fer de first time in de
viskinity of one o' de big steel mills out
by Pittsboig. We sees a lot o' nice cord-
wood ricked up dere an' we goes an' lugs
a lot of it about haff a mile fer a camp-
fire. We notist dat de wood was mighty
hefts'; an' when we'd kerried about two
ton of it t' de campin' place we find's out
dat it's pig iron!
Mrs. Small—Your husband makes me
laugh so, Mrs. Cassidy. He is so Irish in
his speech. Mrs. Cassidy—Is he so,
ma'am? Mrs. Small—Yes, he has such
a queer way of getting words twisted
around out of place ! Mrs. Cassidy—Ah!
yes. I noticed that very thing today. He
told me ye were a "busy little body,"
meanin', I suppose, as everybody knows,
that ye're—well, what ye are, ma'am.
The Hon. John Sharp Williams, leader
of the minority in the house of representatives, says that one day while
leisurely driving down a road near his
home town in Mississippi he observed a
-darky reclining under a tree near the
roadside. The negro was gazing lazily
up through the branches of the tree, and
a hoe lay beside him. In the cornfield
adjoining the road there could be seen,
Mr: Williams states, many weeds impeding the growth of the grain. "What
are you doing there Sam ?" asked Mr.
Williams. "I'se heah to hoe dat corn,
sah," was the answer. "Then what are
you doing under the tree—resting?"
"Not exactly, sah. I ain't hardly rest-
in',.'cause I ain't tired. I'm waitin' fo'
de sun to go down, so I kin quit work.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
\\fE desire to thank
our many customers
throughout the Nicola and
Similkameen valleys for
their patronage during the
past year. Our facilities
for serving our many customers will be better than
ever during 1905. Our
stock is like running water
—always fresh. A large
trade, quick=selling methods and prices keep the
stock moving continuously. No chance for anything but the freshest
here. Wishing you all a
prosperous New Year.
The A. E. HOWSE Co. L'd
Nicola and Princeton.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
February ii, 1905.
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Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
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Send for Map and Price List  to
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