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Princeton : "A Beauty Spot on the Face of Nature."
A Very Happy Christmas to All!
Mineral Resources of the Similkameen are Coal, Iron, Copper, Gold, Silver/ Platinum, Lead and Many of the Rarer Metals.
Intending Investors  Should  See  this  Great Country and be Convinced of its Varied and Illimitable Resources—Good Hotel  Accommodation.
Vol. v.   No. 37.
. PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1904.
$2 a Year, in Advance,
MINING NOTES.
B.C. Mining Is  in  Progressive  and
Prosperous Condition.
The Gold Bug, a well known high
grade property at Greenwood, owned by
a local syndicate, is abont to be incorporated for $250,000. Its development
on an extensive scale will be undertaken
. shortly. There is an 80 foot shaft on the
property which has a record of having
' made a valuable ore shipment several
years ago. The owners include Duncan
Mcintosh, H. V. Fuller and W. M. Law.
It-is proposed to drive a tunnel to crosscut the lead at a depth of 250 feet. This
plan will simplify and cheapen the cost
of mining.
Trail lead refinery turns out about 20
tons per day.
Sandon mines last week shipped 138
tons of galena and 100 tons of zinc.
At the 1456 foot level on the Le Roi
■mine, the values run about $25   per  ton.
A recent shipment of I2j^ tons from
the Empress, at Bear Lake, netted $3332.
The British Columbia Copper company
for the first 10 months of the present year
produced 4,122,864 pounds of copper and
and the output for November and December will average 689,000 pounds for.
each month. Two furnaces are in operation and within eight months the two
new 600 ton furnaces will be in operation,
which will give the company a total
capacity of 1600 tons of ore every 24
•hours. The converter recently installed
has sufficient capacity to treat the output
of seven furnaces.
Rossland Ore shipments last wee* were
6485 tons, or 228,697 tons Ior the year to
date.
G. B. McMillan is getting eastern,
capitalists interested in his iron mines on<
Crawford bay.
The Silver Cup silver mill, in the
Lardeau, is reported to be turning out a
2000 ounce brick per day.
The output of the St. Eugene mine for
November was 25,000 tons, 15,000 of
which were concentrates.
Operations at the Rossland Power
company's large mill at Trail have been,
suspended until more machinery is installed.
The 1700-foot tram line connecting the
May and Jennie mine and mill, near.
Nelson, is to be completed in 30 days.
Lemon Creek, in the Slocan, is receiving considerable attention this winter, and some properties will join the
shipping list.
P. J. Hickey has closed a contract with
Batchelor & Co. of Spokane, for 500 tons
of zinc from the Ivanhoe mine at Sandon.
The ore is for the European market and
200 tons have already been shipped.
The Montreal & Boston   Consolidated
has   awarded   a   contract   to  P. H. Mc
Caskill and associates for the sinking of
a 50-foot shaft on  the Lancashire Lass, a
Summit camp property about four miles
from Phoenix, on which there is a most
promising showing.
Returns from the car of third-class ore
recently shipped from the Skylark mine,
two or three miles from Phoenix, gave
Bverage values of $40 per ton. In another week a car of first-class ore will be
sent out from this property to the Nelson
smelter, that is expected to run very
hign in values, as the second-class car
gave over $ioo per ton. '
At the Mother Lode smelter, near
Greenwood, the new briquetting building is nearly . completed, and the
machinery will soon be installed. The
valuable flue dust will then be run
through the furnaces again.
The Hope No. 2 in Skylark camp,
located in the midst of a number of high-
grade claims, has been bonded to W. N.
Cornish, aud will be developed  at once.
LOCAL NEWS NOTES!
Want a Bonus on Copper.
The following resolution was introduced by the Rossland board of trade
urging a bonus-on copper: "Resolved,
thatjn view of the great disadvantages
which gold gold-copper ruining is laboring under in this province, and the vast
revenue derived from it by the Dominion
government, the Rossland board vof trade
do take steps to petition the Dominion
government to grant a bonus on copper,
as they have done on lead and iron, and
that this board shall, -as a preliminary
step, invite the co-operation of the various
boards of trade throughout the province,
with a view to presenting a unanimous
memorial through our representatives in,
the Dominion parliament."
Dr. Sehon Arrives.
Dr. Schon, of Greenwood, came in on
Wednesday's' stage via Penticton. He
,has come to eugage in medical practice
for this town and district and will in due
course remove his family also.X He was
medical health officer for the city of
Greenwood and also, provincial health
officer for that district. The doctor has
served in the British army as surgeon,
besides having many years of private
practice, these qualifications being a
guaranty of his ability and competency
-In connection with Dr. Schori's arrival
steps have been taken to secure an increase of subsidy from $300 to $500, the
latter being the usual amount allocated
to isolated districts. The government
will be well advised by Mr. Shatford, M.
P.P., to accede to the moderate request,
especially in view of the fact that there
has been no subsidy paid for the past
half year.
Judge Macintyre, judge in court of revision and appeal,"was in Princeton on
Wednesday on official duty. The judge
retains his usually good health and vigor,
his recurring annual visits'leaving no
trace of the ravages of time, while either
as raconteur or conversationalist he is a
welcome guest.
Verbal and Wireless Items Gathered
Into the News Hopper.
Driver Chenhall was delayed with the
Nicola stage last Saturday until near mid
night owing to. deep snow in the canyon
and snowslides along other portions of
the road. Jimmy has the reputation of
being one of the most punctual and careful of drivers,- his recent delay being the
first in many months.
. The road between Keremeos and Pen
ticton is reported by freighters and others
to be in bad condition, in "some placesthe
axletree dragging on the ground so deep
is the mud. The attention of the road
superintendent" having been directed to
the matter no doubt repairers will be
put to work.
Public worship will be conducted tomorrow by Rev. "A. J; Fowlie in the court
house at 7 p.m.
C. B. Harris has recently slaughtered
fifteen fat hogs of his own raising and is
now curing them.
S. R. Gibson of Chilliwack arrived last
■ Saturday on a visit to his brother Luke.
.When hcleft the coast the biggest rain
,storm of years was in progress. He
greatly appreciated the dry, bracing atmosphere of Princeton in contrast with
the depressing air at the coast.
Kit ^Summers lassooed a coyote last
Saturday on the outskirts of the town
which he thought might be trained to
some useful or amusing purpose, but the
brute was so cantankerous and bent upon
suicide that Mr. Summers sent him to
his 'long home' by a 'short cut.'
Judge Murphy came down from Granite
'creek on Wednesday to tike in the Xmas
(festivities. Years do not lessen, the
Judge's geniality nor dim his memory
,for reminiscence or anecdote. Many returns of the season, Judge.
Francis Page, clerk of the police court
at Victoria,'which position he has held
for many years, died suddenly at Victoria
on the 13th inst. at his residence, Fort
street. He was one of the pioneers of
Cassiar and Cariboo.
It is reported from Penticton that the
putting through of the Ellis deal has
started quite a boom in Penticton. A
large number of inquiries are. being received from persons wishing to invest in
town property. Ellis street properties
are nearly all taken up, but there are
still some desirable properties on the
•hills, now held-by the Townsite company
at $100 an acre.
There is no doubt that there is ground
for complaint at the low remuneration
given postmasters throughout this section of the country. The duties devolving upon the country postmaster are such
that it is a matter for congratulation that
so much work is accomplished and public accommodation afforded without any
lavish expenditure or even sufficient for
the service   rendered.     The Princeton
post office does a large volume of business and an increase of stipend for the
postmaster will meet with general approbation.
J. K. Barker, one of the earliest argonauts of Cariboo, was in Victoria recently
it being in '62 the last time he came out
of that country. Like all the pioneers
of Cariboo he retains a warm spot in his
heart for it and has no desire to live any
other place.    He is 80 years of age.
A. E. Howse, of Nicola lake, came in
on Wednesday returning Thursday. He
states that everything indicates a busy
and prosperous coming year. Four coal
drills are at work proving the areas and
extent of the great Nicola coal basin
and the railway situation is more hopeful
than ever before. Mr, Howse states that
the volume of business in general transacted this year is far in excess of "recent
years. Bpliati
James Orr, ex M.L.A., a pioneer of
pioneers in Cariboo and who stood on
Vancouver townsite half a century ago,
was recently at the coast being interviewed by rep6rters and receiving
salaams from hiyu tillicums.
A discovery of great interest to bakers
has been made by an English inventor,
Mr. Pickering, whereby the making and
baking of' bread is considerably expedited. Hitherto the dough has required
from four to ten hours to leaven before it
was ready. By the Pickering process the!
action of the yeast is expedited, and the
dough is ready for baking in ninety minutes.
Elk Exterminated,
J. A. Tait of Spence's Bridge, gmde
and hunter, in talking about the preservation of game recently, a matter in
which he takes a great interest, made the
statement .that he believed a' great deal
of the destruction by . Indians could be
prevented if the game laws were explained to them. He says the elk once
so plentifulon the mainland, have been
exterminated solely by the Indians, and
unless prevented will do the same with
other game. The best hunting grounds
in the province are, he sa3-s, at the headwaters of the Stfkine. He is engaged to
take sportsmen there next year.
A trospe^ous Bank. . |
Reports of the financial standing of
the bank of Hamilton published from
time to time show that institution to be
in a flourishing Condition. It has gained
an honorable reputation throughout the
west by its promptness and exactitude in
large transactions as well as in matters of
detail. The courtesy of its officials has
been the means of winning a large clientele "and enlarging its area of operations
beyond the mere local-sphere of its agencies. It is to be hoped that there will
soon be found occasion for the establishment of a sub-agency, at least, of this
bank in Princeton.- Capital two millions
and a quarter.
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December 24, 1904
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A.  E.  Howse,  Manager.
One Year,
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
(Payable in Advance.
$2.00
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices io and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
CHRISTMAS.
Tomorrow being Christmas and
the one holiday most generally observed throughout Christendom,
irrespective of nation or creed,
it is well to refer to it in such manner that will recall its dear social
memories as well as perpetuate its
observance. But there -is a great
principle and an all-important fact
involved in Christmas which overshadows all else and which are too
little thought of in the whirl of
gaiety and festivity. It is tbe day
recognized by all christians and
civilized people generally as that of
the nativity of the Saviour of the
world. So great and momentous
was this birthday that all civilized
nations have made it the pivotal
point from which time is reckoned.
Historical events have their chronological order designated by the
terms "Before Christ" and "Anno
Domini," thus giving to this natal
day a preeminence with which none
other time nor event can at all compare.
Whether in the isolated mining
camp, in the humble cabin or shanty
of the backwoodsmen, on battleground or upon ocean voyage
Christmas is hailed with joy by all.
Here, innar-away Similkameen as
well as'in the crowded city soulful
greetings are exchanged and everyone is cheered by the magnetic influence of the day. The estranged
relative and the prodigal turn their
faces homeward at Christmas and
gather under the old roof tree to be
forgiven and feasted and reinstated
in the family circle. If Christmas
does no more than unite the broken
ties of friendship or inspire with
that forgiving spirit of its great
Author it ought to be the most welcome day of the year. On this day
the one Central Fig&e of all time
proclaims "Peace on earth good will
toward men."
Another Christmas dawns on the
Similkameen and finds the people
still radiant with hope though oft
deferred. If its people have been
rather neglectfully treated by the
'great railway corporations and the
high men of state they will be forgiven if there be the least sign of
repentance for past offences and the
immediate construction of the railway.   The vicissitudes of life here
call for all that is best in men and
women in patience and forbearance
but to have heaped upon their burdened backs the sins of others is
rather more than bargained for.
In the full belief and expectation
that a railway will connect Princeton with the outside world by next
Christmas the Star predicts a year
of great prosperity and extends its
best wishes to everybody coupled
with a "Very Happy Christmas" to
all.
NOTICE.
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NOTES AND COMMENTS.
The following from the Fernie
Ledge is suggestive of how to build
up a town and may be of interest
to many persons in the struggling
Similkameen: "Are you helping to
build up 3'our town ? If not, why
not ? Do you speak hopefully of it
to strangers ? Do you speak favorably of the town's business houses
and mines ? Do you patronize home
institutions and home enterprises
and goods ? Do you believe in the
capabilities of things and people
here? Do you applaud the man
who is trying to build up something
for the country's betterment ? Do
you do your share of the public
dead work, a certain amount of
which exists in every community ?
If you do all these things you are
assisting in the material upbuilding
of the community. On the other
hand, if you buy goods abroad that
ought to be bought at home, if you
malign men and enterprise just from
petty jealousy or pure cussedness,
if you place your business with outr
side agents who flatter you a little
rather than with those who maintain offices in your midst. If you
refuse your time and talents to help
along public movements only to
criticize those who do, you are not
assisting in the betterment of conditions. Your ideas may differ
from others, let the public have the
benefit of them, but don't sulk if
they are not accepted. The majority are more liable to be right than
you, so let the majority rule. The
man who sits in his chair and snarls
at the government, at the public
officials without cause, at business
men, at proposed undertakings, at
the board of trade, at the churches
and Sunday schools, at everything
but himself, is neither useful nor
ornamental to the community. He
neither helps nor adorns the town
where he lives. Don't be a dead
weight, don't be a wet blanket,
don't be a growler, a knocker, a
backbiter ; be a positive, helpful,
respected citizen."
A press despatch says that at a
recent exhibition of British Columbia fruit in London, Eng., the pears
were so excellent that the judges
ate all that were displayed. It
would be difficult to imagine a better advertisement for our pears.—
Rossland Miner.
I.X.I,, mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district.   Where located:  On Copper mountain.
Take notice lhat I, H, H. Thomas,' free miner's
certificate No. B72190, for myself and as agent for
W. H. Thomas,    free   miner's  certificate No.
B72189 and 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 otjmprovements, for the purpose of
obtaining  a crown grant/of theabove 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.
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 61 improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
i j And further take rotice that action, under section 37, must be commenced befqre;.tne issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 21st day of November, A.D. 1904..
NOTICE.
Shamrock and Billy Goat mincial claims, situate in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale
district.   Where located : On Riordan mountain.-;; :i>-f*
Take notice that I, R. H. Rogers, as agent for
Robert Gaede, free miner's certificate No. B78828.
and James Riordan, free miner's certificate No.
B78824, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply  to the Mining Recorder for   certificates
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown grants of the above claims.
And further tafce^hbtice that action, under section 37, must be commenced ;be"fore the issuance
of such certificates of iitfprovements.
Dated this 1st day of December, 1904.
Reginald H. Rogers.
NOTICE.
.fHIRTY days after date I intend to apply to the
1 Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following described lands:
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 poiut of commencement, containing 640 acres.
F. W. GROVF.S, Locator.
Princeton, 7th Nov. 1904.
Commencing at a point on the west line of lot
300, 20 chains south of the north-west corner of
lot 300,
And running south 80 chains, west 80 chains,
north 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
T. H. PARR, Locator.
Per F. W. Groves.
Princeton, 7th Nov. 1904.
NOTICE.
'TAKE NOTICE that sixty days after date I
intend to apply to the Hon. the ChiefiCommis-
sioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 100 acres of Crown lands for pasturing purposes : Bounded on the north by lot No.
969, on the west by lot No. 257. dn south by Chas.
Asp's preemption on east by China creek, in all
100 acres more or less.
E. E. BURR, Locator.
Dated this 25th day of September, 1904.
NOTICE.
]V[OTIOE is hereby given that sixty days after
* ' date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 160 acres of mountain pasture land
situated in the Nicola division of Yale disuifctf
north of and adjoining Boulter's preemption,
lot No. 1155, starting from his N.E. corner, thence
west 80 chains, north 20 chains, east 80 chains,
south 20 chains to point of commencement, and
containing 160 acres.
LUKE GIBSON.
Dated this 17th day of September, 1904.
NOTICE.
Silvei sides and Ironsides mineral claim's, situate
rySnMhe Osoyoos mining division of Yale district.   Where located : Camp Hedley.
Take notice that I, J. Fraser Campbell, agent
for Sydney M. Johnson, free miner's certificate
No B4i75i;H. W. Yates free miner's certificate
No. B78808 and J. Fraser Campbell, free miner's
certificate No. B78807, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof.ijt'o apply to the Mining
recorder fora 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 first day of November. A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief-Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
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, containing 80 acres more or less.
Situated about 8 miles from Princeton on Wolf
creek. W. D. YOUNG5T
Princeton, Nov. 11, 1904.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Vancouver and Coast-Kootenay Railway Company
will apply to the parliament oi Canada, at its
next session, for an Act to increase its capital
stock, build branch lines, and to extend the time
in which it may construct its works.
D. GPMACDONELL,
: Solicitor for Applicants.
Dated at Vancouver, B.C , this 19th day of November, 1904.
NOTICE.
HpHIRTY days after date I intend to apply ft tMe
1    Chief Commissioner of. Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Commencing at a point south of B. White's
claim.
And running north 80 chains, west 80 chains,
south 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
W. J. WILSON, Locator.
Princeton, 28th Nov., 1904.
Commencing at a post near W. J. Wilson's
claim,
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains west, 80
chains north, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
P. BURNS, Locator.
W. J, Wilson, Agent.
Princeton, 28th Nov., 1904.
Commencing at a point near west end of Wilson's claim,
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains west,
80 chains south, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 040 acres.'
GEORGE URQUHART, Locator.
W. J. Wilson, Agent.
Princeton, 28th Nov,, 1904.
Commencing at a point near George Urqu-
hart's claim,
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains west,
80 chains north, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
ALEX. SHARP, Locator,
W. J. Wilson, Agent.
Princeton, 28th Nov., 1904.
NOTICE.
^THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to the
1    Chief Commissioner  oftliands and Wcrks
for a license to prospect for coai on the following
described lands I—
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
C. H.TYE, Locator,
per F. W. Groves,
7th November, 1904.
NOTICE.
•T'HIRTY days after date I intend to apply to
1 the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect Tor 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 on the east boundary.
E. S. NEAVE, Locator.
Ernest Waterman, Agent-
Princeton. October 10, 1904.
NOTICE.
Cousin Jack, Ymir, Morning, Oshkosh, Winnebago, Blacklird and Berlin mineral claims,
situate in the Similkameen mining division
of Yale district. Where located: Boulder
creek Mountain.
Take notice that Alexander Gallinger, acting
as agent for the Boulder Mining Co ^Limited,
free miner's certificate No. B72141, intend 60 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 Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 3rd day of October, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
1 Take notice that sixty days after date I intend
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works foiF'permission to purchase 320 acres of
crown lands for pasturing purposes : Commencing at a post marked F.L.H's S.W. corner :
Thence running 80 chains west, 40 chains north.,
80 chains east 40 chains south, back to point of
commencement, in all 320 acres. Situate about
12 miles west of Princeton and is bounded on the'
south side by the meandering line of the Tuiameen river.
F. L. HAMMOND,
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Dated 7th September, 1904.
NOTICE.
Northern mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Grqges. acting a«
agent for J. S. C. Fraser, free miner's certificate
No. B42433. Joseph Wright, free miner's oertifl-
jCatJSNo. B75373, and L. G. Barron, free miner's
certificate No. B57500, intend sixty day*
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.
Datecfthis 13th day of October, 1904.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
About 250 horses, belonging to Porter
Bros, and other railroad contractors, are
being wintered at the Sidley farm on
Anarchist mountain. One farmer on the
mountain wanted to purchase a span of
horses from Porter Bros., but the reply
he got was that not an animal would be
sold, and they were expecting to purchase
more horses in the spring. Last week
the railroad engineers were camped near
Rock Creek. It looks as if the contractors had a tip, and that railroad construction will go ahead with a vim within
a month or two.
At the sitting of the court of revision
and appeal on Wednesday there were no
cases for adjudication.
Bituminous coal has been discovered
near Kamloops and a 380 foot shaft sunk
for development purposes.
Quarterly report of Tuiameen Sunday
School was presented last Sunday by the
secretary-treasurer, Miss Dalby. It
shows a credit balance of $7.05. The
school is well attended and literature is
being added by friendly contributors.
The Hedley Gazette will make its
appearance next Thursday. All the
gray matter is set up, and everything is in
readiness to go to press, but the printing
press has not arrived, and is on the road
somewhere between Penticton and
Hedley.
The  wire  stringers on  the telephone
line   were laid  off for a few days on account of the snow but are again at work.
Tom Arnold  has gone  to Greenwood
for the winter.
The ladies desire to thank the public
for their generous donations to the Xmas
tree and also for the kindly help received
from many willing hands.
J. Woodward delivered a big load of
prime pork on Monday to the town
flesher, Mr. Summers.
Baled Hay For Sale—Apply at Central
stables. *
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. C.
R. Ha ROGERS
M.A., B.C.L.        *
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
OLALLA P.O.
Simikameen, B.C.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,229,280.00. Reserve fund
and surplus profits, $2,067,080.95. 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.
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 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 80chains east, 80
chains south, 80 chains west, 80 chains north
back to post, containing 640 acres, and adjoining
L. B. Hanley's south boundary line.
D. L. HOPKINS, Locator.
C. O. French, Agent.
Dec. 20th, 1904.
NOTICE.
THIRTY 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.
nphirty days after date 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.
PRINCETON   BOARD    OF   TRADE—Rooms
centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
F. W. Groves, E. Waterman,
President.. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
Wood,
Vallance &
Leggat,
Limited.
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For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first-
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VANCOUVEP, B. C
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HEDLEY, B.C.   ^
Drugs, Medicines,
Books,
Stationery and
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Cigars, Pipes and
Confectionery.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C
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Harness of any Description and any Price Made to Order—Send for Prices.
[Established 12 years in Vernon.]
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^ST Freight Prepaid to Penticton on all Orders from
Princeton and Vicinity.
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Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
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MANUFACTURER'S AGENTS FOR
Mining Machinery
and supplies
Tenders on Engineering Contracts
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Quotations ou all kinds of machinery
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NICOLA
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.    ^^e^e^e^^^^^^^e^
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. IQ37, thence north 40 chains,'
west 20 chains to point of commencement.
THOS. J. MCALPIN.
December 6, 1904.
STRAYED.
Came to my ranch on the Similkameen river
in the winter of 1903-4,
One Roan Yearling Steer, no brand.
The owner of the above anunal may obtain the
same by paying expense of keep and cost of advertisement. If not claimed within 30 days from
this date and charges paid, the animal will be
sold.    , E. BULLOCK-WEBSTER, J.P.
Keremeos, ist Dec., 1904.
NOTI01I
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for a license to cut and carry
away timber from the following described lands,
situated on thg'east side of the Tuiameen river,
commencing at a post by the N.W. corner post
of lot 252, running east. 20 chains, north 120
chains, west 140 chains more or less, to a point
on river, thence following the line of river to
point of commencement.
ANGUS STEWART.
Princeton, Nov. 19,1904.
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.
 SSL
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
December 24, 1904
Humorous.
District Visitor—I've just had a letter
* from my son Reggie,  stating he has won
I scholarship.    I  can't tell you how delighted  I am.    I "    Rustic Party—I
can understand yer feelings, mum. I felt
just the same when our pig won a medal
at the agricultural show !
"Is your husband  up yet?" inquired
.  the early morning caller.  "Iguessheis,"
replied the  stern-looking woman.    "I'd
like to say  a few words to him."    "So
would I.   He hasn't come home yet."
Teacher (in spelling class)—Johnny,
spell "fail." Johnny—I can't. Teacher—
You can't spell that simple word ? Why
not ? Johnny—'Cause you told me there
was no such word as fail.
"I'm engaged in the dairy, business
now," said the lawyer. "You don't say !"
exclaimed his friend, the doctor. "Fact,"
rejoined the legal light. "I'm milking
an estate."
"What can we do to improve the present method of dancing?" thundered the
parson. "Dancing is merely hugging
set to music !" "We might cut out the
music," softly suggested the bad young
man in the rear of the hall.
Mrs. C. A. Barwise, president of the
Boys' Welcome Hall Association of
Brooklyn, is an enthusiastic advocate of
temperance. The other day, apropos of
hypocrisy in the temperance movement,
she said : "I hope there are not many of
us to whom the spirit of the temperance
pledge means so little as it did to a certain Scottish woman This woman had
made a vow not to drink liquor, and a
day or two after the vow she supped at a
•■friend's house. In those da3»s temperance was not common in Scotland, and at
the supper wine was passed about like
tea. The new temperance convert looked
at the wine longingly. Her hostess said:
"I'm sorry ye cannadrinka glass o' wine
wi' us on account o' yer temperance principles." The other had just taken on
her plate a piece of cake. She said
thoughtfully, extending her plate toward the wine bottle : "Aweel, just pour
it ou my cake and I'll eat it."
Green—How did 3'ou come to lend
Gray money? You don't know him.
Brown—That's just it. It is the man one
does know that one hesitates to lend
money to.
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Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
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The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
TELEPHONE- BATH.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
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Can be had at all first-class hotels through
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December 24 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
MINING NOTES.
I      The  quantity  of  platinum  mined  in
Russia in 1903 was a little under six tons,
which  makes it the leading platinum-
_      producing country of the world.   Only
7* a  trifling quantity  was worked up into
; articles in   Russia;   the   rest was sent
: abroad in its natural  or refined state, exactly one-half of it to the" United Kingdom, against four-fifths in 1901.
The production of coal by Great Bjf-
[ tain ' in 1903 was 230,344,469 long tons
'•',(2,240 pounds) an increase of 1.4 per
■ cent, over 1902. fe$|
The copper situation J%§pe °f great
-interest. ^The  price  is  firm,  the stocks
'.are cbmp&ratjve^srn^ll^and the demand
for export is almost unprecedented.   The
j Butie (Montana) district is now producing about 14,000 tons of copper ore a day.
.Of this amount the Amalgamated Copper
yj>v  -Co. produces about 10,000 tons.
. The production of gold in the' Transvaal for the first nine months of this year
amounts to 2,747.616 fine ounces, worth
jypw'ards of j$56,500,000.
\ Magnificent retults are obtained from
;i gold dredging in C^iforn^i. There are
! now over 1,00 of these big macmpes eating up the ground in that state* All
these big machines -are . making! moircy
rapidly for their owriers, and the industry bids fair to outrival lode mining. In
Montana one individual paid $100,000 for
80 acres of ground, built a dredge at the
cost of $70,000 and expects to reimburse
himself in one year's operations. The
Similkameen has some of the best dredging ground in the world. Many of the
bars, banks and benches contain 4-cent
d rt and colors may be panned out almost
anywhere.
,;./: Penniless  five  years  ago, after failing
in the general merchandise business in
Waterville, William H Hilscher, commonly known as "Captain" Hilscher, h:s
just refused an offer of $40,000 for a practically undeveloped property in the
Seven Devils district, Idaho.
< Of the great undertakings in the Bour-
dary district none possess a more promising future than the British-Columbia
Copper Company. It has good local management and is car italized at a reasonable
figure. President Underwood states that
earnings equal to 20 per cent, on capital
are being made.
The A. E. HOWSE Co'y, L'd
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^S..m.i.... and your economical bump
ft   it     at the sarnie time with our
NOTICE.
Dividend No 1 A, Dividend Fraction, Mammoth,
Iron Mask, Dividend A, Dividend No.-2 A
and Dividend No. 3 a Fractional mineral
claims, situate in the Osoyoos mining division 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 grlants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
gpfisuch certificate of improvements.
Dated this 7th day of December, a.X>. 1904.
R H. Rogers.
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,
5ri?iriJ 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 expenditure required by section 24 of the " Mineral Act,"
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia, 1897, in respect of the Gold-Platinum
mineral claim, situate on Champion creek, in
the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale District, British Columbia, together with all costs of
advertising, your interest in said claim shall become vested in your co-owner, Daniel Coute-
nay, free miner, who has made the required expenditure.
The amount due by you in respect of the
said  mineral   claim,   not    including  costs,  is
$33-33-
Dated this 24th day of October, 1904
DANIEL COUTENAY.
Advertise in the Star,
t
g^oc(| and prices.
fi^iillii
Ifsjflot necessary tp try us^iiore than once. fl«
- By closely watching the market and discriminating in^our purchases our stock is made up of just such goods as please the most
particular* Here are a fewjrandom items picked out frorna hun=*
dred others for the holiday trade:
S*E
Fresh Muscatel Raisins
"     Valencia       |
I     flalaga "
1     Currants
Candied Peel
flljpf
Dates
Oranges
Lemons
Apples
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A fine assortment of Toys and Fancy Goods
Suitable for Presents t&3i£-   '"S&k
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Have a Look at our Windows
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ISHING YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND
A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.
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NICOLA LAKE, & PRINCETON,
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December 24, 1904
The Town of
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PRESENT PRICES OF
LOTS
From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot.«j£ &
Size of Lots 50xJ00
Ft. and 3§xl00 Wt.
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Terms: 1-3 Cash;
BaL 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6j?er
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Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Graipte Creeks,
Summit, Roche River, Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
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