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 The Coal, Ore and Placet Mining: Industries will, upon Development, Employ Half a Million Men in the Similkameen and Nicola Districts,
If You are Interested Come and See this Great Country and be Convinced of its Resources; Fine Climate j Sportsmen's Elysium.
Vol. v.   No. i.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
"Millionaire" Tramps Abroad
—Error Corrected — Prospectors Going to the
Hills of Fortune.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., and Barr Hall in
their capacities as fire wardens made in
spection of buildings in the • town this
week. Their recommendations cannot
fail of being beneficial if acted upon by
citizens for the better self protection
from fire.
Dr. Manchester, superintendent of the
hospital for insane, points out to the
Star an error which does him injustice
and which is gladly corrected. Instead
•of the patient lately sent from here
having been discharged from tha;t institution "recently" it is quite 17 months
since he left there at which time he was
''full}' recovered from that attack of
mental trouble." In passing, it may be
stated that Dr. Manchester has brought
the institution to a state of efficiency
never known before and his treatment of
patients is modern, and withal, kindly.
Gus Pouwels left for Roche river last
Sunday intending to begin work on his
mineral claim, specimens of which have
attracted the notice of many mining
Two millionaire tramps from Uncle
Sam's domain passed through Princeton
on Tuesday, going to Hedley. After
getting hotel rates and looking over the
town they concluded not to buy this section at present.
Edward Kearns of Fairview, a young
man of powerful frame, who was injured
in athletic sports some time ago, died
in a Vernon hospital recently after a surgical operation upon his thigh bone in a
vain attempt to save his life.
L. W. Shatford, M.L.A., came in Tuesday night in company with Mr. Bates,
road superintendent. On Wednesday
■evening a meeting was held at the Princeton hotel at which the representative
stated that a railway session would be
held and that a deal for a railway was
now on, the particulars of which he could
not divulge for about six weeks. C. E.
Thomas presided and a vote of confidence
in Mr. Shatford was moved by R. Hewat
seconded by S. Pearce and carried. Mr.
Bates has some men employed on the
roads, which are rapidly improving with
the warm days and fine nights.
J. Budd came in from Aspen Grove last
week and reports considerable mining
going on in that camp. He has been at
work developing his properties there and
has every prospect of large ore bodies
with good values. All that is required
now is capital and a railway to make the
Grove one of the best camps in the interior.
"Smoky" Chisholm is reported to be
very low from the effects of the bullet
wound in his leg. Drs. Tutle and McPhail have been in attendance but the
patient refuses amputation which makes
his case very doubtful.
Ben Baker and Fred Wampole left on
a prospecting and mining trip on Monday and C. Willerson and Pete Johnson
strike out next week to seek their fortunes in the hills.
Henry Angold, 122 Bast Avenue N.,
Hamilton, Ont., writes the board of trade
for information re copper investments.
Copper Mines for Investment Wanted
—Eligible Smelter Sites.
At the regular meeting of the Prince
ton board of trade there were present
Messrs. Cowan, Summers, French, Snowden, Groves, Hall, Thomas, Lyall, Willerson and Wright. In the absence of the
secretary J. M. Wright was appointed.
Communications were read from J. C.
Sullivan, Henry Angold and the Nicola
Mining Association—the first is private,
the second asks for copper propositions
on sale and for maps of the Similkameen,
also, "if, in your judgment, there is a
possibility of a railway going through
your valley this next summer?"—to all
which the secretary will reply that there
are splendid opportunities for coal, gold
and copper investment, that maps of the
district may be had. from F. W. Groves,
P.L.S., at $2 each; that the board has no
judgment as to a railway but that "the
Lord will provide" since men, governments and corporations have failed
so far; that the thanks of the board be
tendered the Nicola mining association
for their kindly intercession for a telephone line through the Similkameen.
The following were appointed an executive committee for the present year: President, ex officio; Groves, Lyall, Snowden,
Waterman and Wright.
The board adopted the motion to have
regular monthly meetings instead of
weekly as at present.
The conservancy of the Similkameen
river was discussed but without result as
the chronic impecuniosity of the government does not admit of improvements.
Fire wardens Hall and Groves reported
that they had made inspection of all the
buildings and had suggested a number
of preventatives of fire. When these
have been acted upon the town may be
considered nearly immune from the great
devastator. In their round of duty the
wardens noticed unsanitary cesspools and
night soil boxes, which they urged upon
the board's immediate action to prevent
excretal filth from contaminating the
water supply. In the absence of a medical health officer it was deemed the duty
[Continued on page 3.]
Century Club, Though Battle-
Scarred, Still the Scene of
Happy Hours—Local
News   Briefs.
Hedley, April 12.—A moral wave, such
as recently struck Vancouver—common
to all large centres at certain periods of
their growth—hit this place last week and
resulted in the removal of the demimonde from the East Addition of Hedley
City to a point farther up the creek.
In spite of being the battle ground of
the Socialists and the Standard Oil Co.,
as well as the pet aversion of a (happily)
small number of narrow-minded knockers, whose principal grievance is that
they cannot run it to suit themselves,
the Hedley Twentieth Century club continues to do a thriving business at the
old stand. The last meeting was one of
the most enjoyable in the history of the
club, the program being exceptionally
bright and interesting from beginning to
end. Too much praise cannot be given
the members of the orchestra for the excellent music furnished. Director Knight
has good reason to be proud of the fine
aggregation of musicians he has been
able to get together. Almost every number given was heartily encored. An
amusing feature of the evening was a
short speech by D. J. McNally in reply
to a resolution expressing regret at his
early departure from here. He touched
on some of the past social troubles of the
town with a wit worthy of Mr. Dooley.
Following was the program: Music, orchestra ; duet, Mrs. Wirth and Miss Stott;
recitation, Wm. Knight; song, G. E.
Winkler; music, orchestra; song, S.
Fleming; paper on Russo-Japanese war,
C. Schilling; song, male quartette; song,
W. L. Hocking.
The rapid growth of Socialist sentiment in this camp appears to be causing
considerable anxiety to a number of old
party politicians belonging to the "has
been" variety.
A fire which started in the Daly Reduction Co's blacksmith shop last Monday evening was, fortunately, discovered
and extinguished before it had time to
make much headway.
L. W. Shatford, M.L.A., drove in from
Fairview today. He will, probably, hold
a meeting here for the purpose of explaining McBride's railway policy in regard
to this district.
A. F. Grathwphl, proprietor of the
Hedley brewery, is rapidly getting in
shape. Sumilkameen-made beer will be
on the market in the course of a week
or so.
Rev. White, superintendent of Metho
dist missions, gave a well attended lecture on the 7th instant.
Rev. Lang preached to a large audience
Sunday evening. While here he will
preach in Rev. Nixon's absence.
L. W. Hocking is building a residence
in the north end of the town and intends
bringing in his family shortly.
Electric lights were used for the first;
time in the church at Friday's club meeting.
Until today the mails have been invariably late owing to the condition of the
roads. Driver McLean was sharp on
time with the mail today.
He Came, He Saw and Was Conquered
—Wants Coal and Will Get It.
- Lewis Stenger of Bellingham, Wash.,
was a visitor to Princeton on Sunday last
being piloted »here by Willard Davis,
better known as "Podunk." Mr. Stenger
is simply making a reconaissance of the
country for the present his large mining
interests elsewhere demanding all his
time. He came in response to Mr.
Davis's oft-repeated desire to show him
a portion of the Similkameen and Nicola
districts for comparison with many other
mineral sections in which Mr. Stenger is
interested by investment or otherwise.
Thus, his opinion of the country is valuable in a comparative way, but, as his
time was limited anything like a detailed
examination was impossible—he hoti&fj
to spend a couple of months here beginning with July. He wondered, when he
saw the great extent of the coal and metalliferous areas, why so little was known
of the country and why a railway had
not tapped it. Judging from indications
and formations, as well as viewing some
fine specimens, he does not hesitate to
say that this district in quantity and
variety of mineral is as rich as any he
is acquainted with. Mr. Stenger in company with Mr. Davis left for Siwash creek,
near Yale, where he is interested in the
Mt. Baker and Yale Mining Co. He expects that in a few months Siwash creek
will be one of the richest mining districts
in British Columbia—"Another Lar-
deau." A new 10-stamp mill is being
constructed and will soon be in operation. Mr. Stenger is strictly conservative
in his business methods, so much so, that
it was only learned after his departure
that he was in negotiation for a big coal
area up the Tuiameen.
C. DeBarro, pioneer, traveller.explorer,
prospector, mariner and hotelkeeper, who
has been around the world and is at this
moment ready to go to Mars, came in on
the overland last Saturday, remaining
till Tuesday enjoying himself and tilli-
cums. Mr. DeBarro keeps the Otter
Flat hotel, where there is good accommodation and bear and fish nearby.
April 16, 1904
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A.  E.  Howse, Manager.
One Year,
Payable in Advance.
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularityjfn receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
All cheques to be made payable to
Reprint of an article entitled the
1 Finances of B.C." from the British Columbia Review of Feb. 27,
is submitted to readers of this column. The article bears the ear
marks of inspiration, if not of authorship, of a former finance minister of this province now resident
in London. During his tenure of
office here he strenuously prescribed
the nostrum : " On to Ottawa," for
all the financial ills of this diseased
province and it is still a great cure-
all advocated by many of his political profession for the purpose of
embarrassing the present administration at Ottawa and as a party
irritant before an election. Premier
McBride makes use of this Conservative salve hoping thereby to lay
the blame for the "broke" condition
of the treasury on others—so it
has been with his predecessors for
years. Following is the article
referred to :
I We have frequently had to comment on the unsatisfactory financial
position of the province of British
Columbia, and the estimates which
have been recently presented do not
show any improvement.    The revenues and receipts amount to $2,500,-
000, which includes a sum of $200,-
000 refunded by the federal government under the Chinese Restriction
Act.    The total expenditure is estimated at $2,440,000.    The interest
on   the public   debt   amounts   to
yearly   $700,000,    and   education
$440,000,  which leaves less than
a million   and   a   half dollars  on
which to carry on the entire administration and development of the
province.   Although the estimated
expenditure   apparently   shows   a
small    surplus,     supplementaries,
which amount to $185,000, leave a
deficit of over  $100,000.     These
figures show that the need  for further borrowing is urgent.    Natu-
L   rally, under the circumstances, the
appropriations for   bridges,  roads
and trails to open up communication in the less settled districts are
of the most meagre description, and
' the development of the natural resources of the country is thereby
greatly hindered.    The remedy for
this   unsatisfactory    condition   of
affairs is to be found in the Ottawa
authorities giving far more Liberal
aid from the federal funds, and this
the province is entitled to ask as a
right, and not as a favor, since for
many years past the federal treasury
has received much larger sums from
the western province than it has
returned to the provincial government. How unequally taxation is
levied in this province can be seen
from the fact that the average taxation in all the other provinces of the
Dominion amounts to only 12s. per
head, whereas in B.C. they pay
over 53s. per head. It is necessary
in order to obtain a fairer share of
federal funds for B.C., that public
opinion in eastern Canada be roused
to this injustice under which that
province is rapidly drifting to bankruptcy. We are glad to learn that
the provincial government has appropriated a sum of $5,000 for the
examination of the finances of the
The inequality of taxation which
the writer of the foregoing would
have readers  believe is due to Dominion enactment, the reproach for
which he casts upon "Ottawa authorities," has no foundation.    All
taxation here is subject to provincial imposition  and disposal, this
being in accordance with the rights
of autonomy granted at confederation.    The terms of federation have
all been complied with so far as the
money grant per capita concerns
this province and all the other provinces of the Dominion.   B.C. alone
is asking "better terms," the other
provinces evidently being satisfied.
Years of wastefulness and injudicious government has brought this
province to the   condition of  the
prodigal who,    not   content with
squandering all of his own money,
would beg, borrow or steal that of
his relatives.   To give to such persons is only to encourage extravagance.    When  once this province
shows any repentance for past improvidence and practises   genuine
economy by   reducing ministerial
salaries and legislative expenses.cor-
recting abominable abuses, building
railways  and roads, there will be
found a flood of ways and means
available for the development of the
great natural wealth of the country.
A General Banking' Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,200,000. Reserve and surplus profits, $2,000,000. Interest allowed
on Savings bank deposits of one dollar and
upwards from date of deposit to date of
withdrawal. A. H. SKEY, Agent, Kam-
loops. B.C.
WANTED to purchase, for cash, a well situated lot on Vermilion avenue or Bridge St.i
Princeton.   State lowest price.   Address
P.O. box 449, Victoria, B.C.
CAME TO GRANITE CREEK, one gray horse
branded half circle A on left shoulder
Owner is requested to prove property, pay
charges and take away within thirty days, other-
wise will be sold to pay e^pen^es^  HQI<MES<
Granite Creek, Feb. 27,1904.
M.A., B.C.L.
Simikameen, B.G.
/ Vs.
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PRINCETON.     -   -    B. C.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
J. PIERCY & Co.,
Clothing, Top Shirts and
Navy 1
Largest Sale in Canada
To ANTONIO SCARPELLI and any person to
whom he may have transferred hls.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 notice that I
have expended for recording certificates of work
done on the above claims for the years ending
Tune 10, 1901 and June 10, 1902, the sum of Ten
Dollars, being an expenditure necessary to enable me to hold said claims and you are herety
required to contribute vour 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 in me, your co-
owner, under the provisions of the Mineral Act
and Amending Acts.
Dated this 12th day of December, 1903.
Strong m
1 Combination.
Manitoba Hard Wheat
and the Lake of the
Woods  Milling Co'y,
Combine to produce the finest grade
of flour on the market.
Try Best  Patent Brand.
JAS. J. LOUTIT,   Agent,
Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
Sole Agents*
ToWIIXIAM McGRU,   of Loomis,  Washington, U.S.
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, vou fail or refuse to contribute your portionSof the expenditure required by section 24 of the Mineral Act,
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia, 1897, in respect of the St. Paul and
Union Jack mineral claims, situate on Similkameen river, Osoyoos mining' ^division of Yale
district, British-jgolumbia, together with all costs
of advertising your interest in said claim shall
become vested in your co-owners, L. J. Griffin of
Hedley and Jas. Bruce, free miner, who have
made the required expenditure. The amount
due by you, not including costs is $33.33 on each
Dated, 20th day of Decemter, 1903.
CAME TO MY PLACE over a year ago, one
sorrel mare, branded IX on left shoulder.
Owner is requested to prove property, pay
charges and take away wttmn thiity days, otherwise will be sold to pay expenses.
Princeton, Feb. 27,1904.   ^^^^
CAME TO MY PLACE last April, two head of
horses—one sorrel chestnut, baldfaced horse
branded T on right hip—also one baldfaced, bay
horse branded P on left hip, PJ on left shoulder
and >5 on right shoulder. If not claimed in
Stntrcy days will be sold to pay expenses.
Olalla, Feb. 20,1004. JOE MARCIL.
April 16, 1904
[Continued from page i.]
of the government agent to make a thorough examination of all the cesspools
and closets within the town and report
the same to Dr. Fagan.
Resolved—That the Princeton board of
trade invite M. K. Rodgers, manager of
the Daly Reduction Co. at Hedley, to
consider the advisability of establishing
a smelter here, where there is good coal
in abundance, unlimited water power and
minerals in great quantity and variety,
excellent smelter sites and a friendly
C. Snowden will present the next letter
to the board for discussion and publication.
The board adjourned to meet on the
5th prox. at 7:30 p.m.
Pre-Emptors' Notice.
In a letter to a resident here, the deputy commissioner of lands and works,
W. E. Gore, explains the notice to pre-
emptors in arrears, thus: "You will see
that the notice relates only to those who
were in arrears of the payment of their
purchase money in 1899, and that it in no
way affects pre-emptors who were not in
arrears at that date. The majority of the
ranchers in your district are not affected
by the notice. It is really a five years'
notice to those persons in arrear of paj'-
ments, a sufficiently long time, I am sure
you will admit."
C. E. Oliver and F. Baker came up
from Hedley on a pair of spirited steeds
last Friday and after seeing a "bit 'o
loife" in the metropolis returned to the
quietude of their adopted hamlet.   Ahem!
Billy Wells of Dos Angeles, Cal., is the
first summer tourist to arrive in the camp
He 'hiked' it most of the way and was
still a-going when last seen on the road
The subscription   book of the Star
having been burnt it is just possible that
some subscribers may have  been overlooked in   framing a new list.   Please
notify in case of non-delivery.
l^OTIOE is hereby given that sixty days after
1 ~ date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 160 acres of crown lands for agricultural purposes, commencing at a post marked
C. A. Joyiier's N.W. corner, thence running 40
chains east, thence 40 chains south, thence 40
chains west, thence 40 chains north to place of
commencement. C. A. JOYNER-
Dated April 8, 1904.
Kenley mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen Mining Division of (Yale district.
Where located: Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, Ernest Waterman, free
miner's certificate No. B72039 for myself and for
Edwin Barr Hall, free miner's certificate No.
B72040, 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 9th day of April, 1904.
Princeton Assessment District.
NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with
the Statutes, that Provincial revenue tax
and assessed taxes and income tax, assessed and
levied under the "Assessment Act" and amendments, are due and payable on the 1st day of
April, 1904. All taxes collectible for the Princeton Assessment District are due and payable at
my office, situate at the Court House, Princeton.
This notice, in terms of law, is equivalent to a
personal demand by me upon all persons liable
for taxes.
Dated at Princeton, March 19,1904.
Assessor and Collector,
Princeton Assessment District,
Princeton Post Office.
*     centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
C. E. Thomas, E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
A. Bei-l, Treasurer.
Ingersoll Belle mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where located: On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Hannibal L. Jones, free miner's certificate No. B63374, Arthur B. Clabon, free
miner's certificate No. B75545, Edward Brown,
free miner's certificate No. B75518, and Smith
Curtis, free miner's certificate No. B75318, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown
grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 12th day of February, A.D. 1904.
Magnetic mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where
.   located : On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Hannibal L. Jones, free miner's certificate No. B63374, and Arthur B. Clabon, free
miner's certificate No. B75545, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above
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 Februaiy, 1904.
Tune  Bug mineral  claim,   situate in the Sim-
. ilkameen 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 r otice 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.
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.
And further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this nth day of February, iqo4.
Copperania mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen. mining division of Yale district
Where located : On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Thomas Henderson, free miner's certi
ficate No. B71943, Arthur B. Clabon, free miner's certificate, No. B75545, Edward Brown, free
miner's certificate, No. £75318, 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 ot obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
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.
Nubian .fractional mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining divisicn 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.
'"PHIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
*■    the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license fo prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
Commeneing at a post marked A. Hickling's
N.W. corner, placed on left bank of Similkameen
river, about 4% miles south of Princeton,
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains east,
80 chains north, 80 chains west, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
A. Hickling, Locator,
E- Waterman, Agent.
Dated March 9,1904.
TAKE NOTICE that sixty days after date I
intend to apply to the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase forty acres of Crown lands for pasturing purposes: Commencing at a post marked F.
Frembd's S.W. corner on the east and west line
on the north end of my pre-emption in Otter
Valley, thence running 20 chains north, thence
20 chains east, thence 20 chains south, thence
20 chains west to place of commencement.
Dated March 12th, 1904.
A Complete New Stock of General flerchan=
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Groceries, Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes; also
Builder's Supplies, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Wall
Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill Steel,
Harness and Saddlery.
Headquarters for Bnderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its dura=
bility, pretty tints, and the easy mode of mix=
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shades and white. Ask your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
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Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
wer ircwcrlcs,
Cascade Beer    <£ Alexandra Stout
Ginger Beer      <& Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first-
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
MIRALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
is situated at the
foot of Nicola Lake,
which is one of the most beautiful lakes in the
Province, and from which flows the Nicola
River, which is noted for its excellent trout
fishing. NICOLA is also the key to the great
Similkameen, Granite Creek, and Aspen Grove
Mining Camps, and is the nearest point to
the C.P. R. j»j*j*j*j*<i*j*j* j* <*<*<£
April 16, 1904
Gifted with Great Imaginative Powers and Extraordinary Versatility
Brown Would, no Doubt, Make a
SBIever Member of the Victoria Government, but he Runs to Mineral
.  by Nature and Occupation.
By Stanley Mayall.
[All Rights Unreserved.]
[Continued from Last Week.]
Going up the hillside toward Richter's
Pass Brown toldrn^ oTlTwonctertul horse
thaflived up in the mountains. He said
that it was a coal black charger and that
instead of having all four hoofs alike the
off fore hoof had a 15-inch -knife-like
shovel on it, which was used for the purpose of scraping the suow off the underlying herbage in winter time and splitting turnips in summer and so saving the
animal from hunger and anxiety. I
looked hard at Brown whilst he was telling the story, but I want to do him the
justice of saying that he never flinched
a muscle. I wondered at the time whether it was due to pure innocence or sheer
brazenness—later I found out.
Just to change the subject and relieve
Brown from any hidden embarrassment I
related to him how a friend of mine once
accrued unto himself a vast fortune whilst
everyone else was wasting time calling
him crazy. He chose a growing manufacturing district and began buying every
sour old farm there was within 20 miles
up the valley. The people said he was
most gloriously barmy, he could never
grow anything on the land at any price,
his money would be sunk and lost clean
to the crack of doom and they all rushed
to sell him hillside farms. By-and-bye
the town and the various factories ran
short of water, so short in fact that the
whole place and millions worth of machinery became jeopardized. Then my
friend built the finest reservoir in the
county across that valley and sold water
to the people who had been calling him
-crazy at pretty near the price of beer and
made a big fortune out of his madnets.
Brown said that it served them darned
well right and after enquiring if I thought
he had the money left yet, took his address, so that he could send him a Sunset prospectus.
' Brown told me many interesting things
whilst we were going through Richter's
Pass. He knows a lq^more about geo-
lQgy_and_theology thanne does about the
other "olpgy!>~which embraces owls and
camp-robbers. He explained that the
reason that Americans had not such devoutly religious dispositions as some
Europeans, myself included, was that
v.they had been badly handicapped at the
start owing to the country not having
been discovered by Columbus until some
thousands of years after the death of
V Moses. This is a welcome and satisfactory explanation and accounts for a great
Ideal that I have seen and for much that
•I have missed.
Brown pointed out the surrounding
mountains and told me their names.
One, I remember, was called "Old
Baldy." I recollect that because it is
quite familiar. L-bave__heaxd_2f_ay.east
7i^1d-HBa4djes_in_B^CLand the state of
Washington and I hope Providence will
deal kindly with any trustful creature
who trys to steer himself through this
western country by means of Old Baldies.
There was another mountain he pointed,
out in the great snow^cojcgred range of
the^Ashjoola called^ChewbacklTor~s"ome
such name and Browr/ says that an In-
[Continued on page 5.]
To GEORGE H. SPROUI,E or whomsoever he
may have transferred his interest in Mount
Temple mineral claim, situate on Rabbit
Moujntain on ;the Tuiameen river and about
one and one-half miles from Otter Flat in the
Yale mining district in the province of British
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, iqoo.
Dated this 21st day of November, 1903.
M. McGONIGLE, Fairview.
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has made the required expenditure.
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the said mineral claims, not including  costs, is
Dated this 21st day of November, 1903.
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Subscribe for the Star, only $2
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First Class Dining Room
Newly fitted
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April 16, 1904
[Continued from page 4.]
dian once stayed up there three days and
nights with nothing to eat but snow and
by that means formed the acquaintance
of several spirits (and tobacco also I presume) and so became a great ''medicine
Brown says it is a terrible thing to
starve to death in the snow.«c~He"5nce
did itEImself, or words to that effect,
and that's perhaps why he also became a
medicine man in the state of New York.
He was trapping at the time in the province of New Brunswick. His trap line
ran out 100 miles through the forest. His
food caches were about five miles apart.
He had got to the limit of his line and it
came on to snow, soft, wet, soggy stuff
that no man can travel through with
snowshoes, ski, or anything else. It
snowed nine feet that night and he had
snow for supper, snow for a bed and snow
for a blanket. The next day he tried to
make his way back along his line of traps.
The blaze's* were obliterated, travelling
next to impossible and food absolutely
unobtainable^ £he weather having been
too unpropitious for the wild animals to
come out and be caught. During the
next few days it snowed 16 feet and when
he at last managed to reach his food
cache he found that something had raided it. There was, apparently, nothing
before him but slow death. He was so
hungry already that even a skunk au
naturel would not have come amiss. Just
then he heard a moose call and he says
that it sounded like the trumpet of the
angel Gabriel and quite as welcome. He
killed that moose and drank its hot red
blood all at one gulp, then he sat down
and hacked off a few dozen steaks with
his axe and after satisfying his hunger
and finding it still snowing he built him
self a house with the animal's ribs, fash
ioned a nice porch out of its horns, made
a neat pair of spring-bottomed pants and
a lovely night shirt out of its hide and
lived nineteen days in extreme comfort
on the rest of the carcase. When it had
snowed 175 feet more it got tired and he
went home, but he still thinks Kipling's
designation of Canada as "Our Lady of
the Snows" is an unwarranted libel on
an ever-smiling, sun-kissed country. As
soon as he had got through with the
yarn I asked him if he would excuse me
while I went back for my tooth brush.
He said he did not quite understand what
I meant, but he was darned if he
Then we met another shareholder in
the Sunset and Brown introduced me as
Mr. Mallem. Brown said the stranger's
name was Kroger and that he had land
that could grow thxee_tous_of_hay to the
acre ifitliked, but as the owner preferred producing 30-ounce apples and rso-
pound squashes instead, hay was scarce
in those parts. This remark seemed to
annoy his cayuse iomewhat but it forgot
all about it when he stroked it with an
ash plant he had been; cutting whilst he
swapped potato weights with hisfriehd.
Then happened a remarkable thing. I
astonish with considerable lethargy, but
may I become a permanent rubberneck
torpidariau if I was not astonished with
what I saw next moment right on the
trail before me. There, beyond any question, a living, moving entity, was Brown's
snow-shovel horse, eating bunch grass
with considerable contentment but looking somewhat genteelly thin as he garnered his morning meal. He wasxhow-
ever, snow whijte. I asked Brown why
he described-/the animal as coal-black.
"Oh," he airily replied, "I forgot to stpte
that a cougar sprang out at him one night
and he turned^white with fright." "Just
so," I murmured, "so great was his fright
his waistcoat turned white, a wonderful
thing to be seen." "Exactly," said
Brown, "only a can't express it poetically.
[Tio be Continued.]
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