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The Telephone will make all the World Akin to Princeton*
Exaggeration is Common; Truthfulness is Rare.
One Barrier to the Progress and Development of the Similkameen Soon to be Removed by the Telephone, Next the Railway.
Fine Trout Fishing\ Deer, Bear, Sheep and Grouse make the Similkameen a Sportsman's Elysium—The Mecca of Mineral Prospectors.
Vol. v.   No. 17.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 1904.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
The St. George a Bonanza.
C. F. Law went to the coast on Saturday accompanied by Pete Nord and Mat
Evenson who are the original owners and
discoverers of the St. George on Bear
creek. This valuable mineral property
is bonded to C. F. Law and associates for
$5,000. The bond terminated this week
and Mr. Law will pay over the above
amount to Messrs. Evenson & Nord. It
is considered one of the richest mines in
the district. Mr. Law's well known
energy will not suffer this property/tb
remain long idle. Now is the time a railroad would mightily help in the progress
of the country. A dozen mines are
ready for machinery in the Bear and
Boulder creek districts and other camps
are in the same destitute condition. The
owners of the St. George have got a bonanza and they are to be congratulated oh
their good fortune.
Mining Centre Wanted.
If the board of trade and business men
of Vancouver could only be made to
realize it they have a fine opportunity to
make that city a centre for mining
capital and investors. To do this there
would need to be attractions for men
who follow mining occupations. As is
well known nothing so interests mining
men as specimens of ore. The display
and arrangement of those specimens
should be in such way as to afford the
fullest information and description
Without a large and permanent exhibit
of the country's mineral wealth at Vancouver it would be idle to attempt the
formation of a nucleus of mining interests there. The mayor and council of
Vancouver should set apart a building for
a permanent exhibit and the board of
trade and business men should see that it
is well supplied with mineral from all
parts of the province. The Similkameen
could contribute enough specimens to
fill a large building alone. Will Vancouver grasp the opportunity and make
it a rival of Spokane or will it stick to
the old rut and- be beaten in the race ?
HEDLEY PARAGRAPHS
Water Works  Service  to be
Installed in the Town
Very Soon.
The New Compressor Will Furnish
Power for Mining and Development Work.
Long Neglected Road.
E. Waterman received word on Wed-/
nesday that the government had been1
pleased to expend the money given them
two or three years ago by the V.F.M. &
D. Co. through the department of public
works for the Copper mountain road.
Surely this is a case of bread returning
after being many days on the waters.
The amount, $1,500, is expected to complete the road beyond Scotty McLeod's
ranch, Mr. Voigt having offered to complete it from that point to Copper mountain. Let there be no more delays on
thfs long neglected road. The government has derived more revenue from Copper mountain than any other like area in
the province, yet there has been no road
for all these years. It is a shame and a
disgrace the way this end of the Similkameen. is treated after all its loyalty to the
member at the polls and since. Even a
worm will turn.
Hedley, Aug. 2.—We learn that as soon
as the pipe arrives a system of water
works will be laid throughout the town.
This is something much needed and cannot come too quickly as the town now
depends almost entirely upon two wells
and a water wagon for its supply of water.
All the water in the creek is now diverted
for mill purposes. In the meantime,
until a permanent system is completed,
preparations are being made to give a
temporary supply- through pipes laid
on the surface of the ground.
The compressor will be ready to start
up this week. Now that they have the
power we understand it is the intention
of the Daly company to do considerable development work in addition toj
working the mine. The stamp mill com
tinues to operate steadily from Monday
morning to Sunday morning.
The latest addition to our town is a
black bear's cub. He is domiciled at the
Commercial hotel and mine host believes
he can give all the boys pointers in the
manly art.
Don't forget, Mr. Editor, that this town
is going to celebrate Labor day. If all
the committees discharge their duties as
promptly and energetically as the one
now collecting funds, a right royal good
time may be expected.. Already, with
only one day's canvas, nearly $500 hasl
been subscribed.
Our base ball team has been practising
for a few months and hope to induce
some really good team to try conclusions
with them on Labor day. Skip.
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C. E. Barnard, of the United Stated
geographical department and chief of
staff on the international boundary survey, arrived in Princeton Tuesday accompanied by Mrs. Barnard. He will make
his headquarters here until about the 1st
of October, thus keeping in communication with the advance party now clearing the trails for packers and otherwise
superintending the important work in
hand. Both Mr. and Mrs. Barnard are
pleased with the scenery and location of
Princeton.
It is reported that in a 24-hours run at
the Daly Reduction Co's mill of 40
stamps a cleanup of $10,000 was made
recently.
The thermometer registered 101 deg.
fin the shade on Thursday, the hottest of
the season by the government meteorological observer.
LOCAL AND GENERAL
Copper Mountain  Road   Receives Money Donated
by V.F.M. Co.
Two Cases of   Trespass in Court-
Range Cattle are Healthy
and Fat.
The cases of E. Tremblois and T. Rab-
bitt, for trespass, were heard in the hall
of justice before J.P.'s Waterman and
Thomas on Monday. Both were fined
$5 and costs.
Provincial constable Haynes came up
from Hedley on Monday last in search
of an accomplice in a horse "deal" but
the predatory bird had flown across the
49th parallel to escape the powerful arm
of the law.
E. Wilmot, of Idaho, was in Princeton
[Monday on   his   way  to Nicola.    He is
looking over the coal areas.
E. Voigt, wife and son Victor with their
guests Mr. and Mrs. Cook and H. Kin-
near leave on a fishing trip to the headwaters of the Skagit, famous for large
rainbow trout and the smaller speckled
beauties. They expect to be a week there
from whence the Cooks will go out via
Hope Pass to Portland, Ore., where
they reside.
Y   Miss M. L. Whillans has accepted the
position of teacher for the Ymir school.
The round-up of range cattle in this
vicinity by William Lowe and his fearless cowboys has been successfully finished. The cattle are all in the finest
condition and there were no deaths from
herb poison or disease.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Macphail arrived
home at Granite from their honeymoon
trip last Saturday.
Embree McDermott of Hedley was in
town Tuesday.
Religious service at 11 a.m. tomorrow
in the school house.
Wesley Rodgers of the Daly Reduction
Co. at Hedley, was in town on Tuesday.
Geo. R. Philp of the A. E. Howse Co.
at Nicola lake, is on a week's business
visit to Princeton. Mr. Philp sees a great
wave of prosperity advancing toward the
Similkameen, and with a keen scent
for making the best of opportunities he
is making preparation for a boom. He
likes Princeton as he does his native
heath and would like to settle down here
when he chooses a permanent partner.
As a warning to persons shooting within the surveyed town area of Princeton
it may be mentioned that a bright little
girl was lately killed in the outskirts of
Calgary by a random bullet from a rifle
fired in the suburbs. There is a law prohibiting the discharge of firearms within
town limits and magistrates may enforce
it with severe penalties upon violation.
New Firm of Mining Brokers. W$
Rochussen & Collis is the name of a
reliable firm of mining brokers in Victoria whose adv't appears on the 3rd page
of this paper. They have, entered the
mining field as manufacturer's agents for
every class of mining machinery and
mine supplies and represent some of the
leading manufacturers of these lines.
It will be their constant desire to disseminate reliable information about the Nicola
and Similkameen. They will be very
pleased to, at all times, welcome visitors
from those districts, particularly prospectors a'nd mine owners. By this means
they hope to keep personally in touch
with the requirements of those sections
and thus enlighten the public as'to the
great and immediate necessity for transportation facilities in these immense
mineral districts. Mr. Collis has been a
resident of Nicola and is thoroughly conversant with its resources. The firm is
well worthy of patronage and correspondence with them will, no doubt, prove
beneficial.
I Doc." Bonchier's Fast Bide.
Doc. Bouchier received two urgent calls
from the country the other evening for
his celebrated "Never-Say-Die" liniment.
One was a mild case of tetanus caused by
reading an editorial in the Colonist on
the Dundonald incident and the other
was paralysis, caused by a mistaken overdraught of Seagram's young rye. The
Doc has recently purchased a fine gig and
a fast nag for quick travel to distant calls.
It was into this gig he sprang on the evening in question after first taking a swallow of 'red eye' in a nearby saloon to
pacify the microbes in his larynx and
lighting an aromatic Havana. Down the
street went Doc in a cloud of smoke and
dust, the gig merely touching the high
places as it bounded from one crossing
to the other. Away he went on his mission of mercy. Everybody rubbered and
wondered how he would make the curve
onto the old race track at such a terrific
gait. In his college days the Doc had
made special study of centripetal aud
centrifugal forces and now that knowledge came into timely play, for just as
the wheel farthest from the axis of the
perihelion lifted about two feet from the
ground he eased himself in such manner
a.2 to preserve perfect equilibrium until
the danger was past. It was a pretty bit
of skilled driving and well worthy of
being classed with the daring feats of the
ancient Roman charioteers. Both patients have been fully restored under the
magic influence of "Never-Say-Die."
It is one of those things that no fellow
can fully account for, but, can anyone
give a good guess why the tories do not
erect a decent government building at
Nicola lake ? The revenue from that section amounted to over $16,000 last year,
yet the public buildings there would disgrace the 'midnight of the dark ages.'
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
August 6, 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.
THE TELEPHONE LINE.
No such acceptable news has ever
been  received  in Princeton as that
which the  newspapers  announced
in  last  Saturday's  mail  as to the
construction of a  telephone line to
■ connect the  Similkameen with the
outside world.   No news could have
a more gladdening effect  upon an
isolated community.   It was as welcome  as the pardon  that sets the
•prisoner free, for, in many respects
•people  here  were  captives  of circumstances which bound more firmly than the shackles on a criminal.
.Deliverance,   though tardy, is none
the less-appreciated and a due meed
of gratitude wells up in every one's
heart  towards  those  whose efforts
secured the appropriation.
Without a railway or wire the
speediest transit is on the back of
thcuncertain cay use which requires
the greater part of two days to put
Princeton in touch with the great
throbbing world. Now, all is to
be changed and the simple "hello"
will put citizens on immediate speaking terms with the nethermost cities
of this mundane sphere. Wall
street and the London stock exchange or the Parisian bourse will
be reached by message in just half
the time it now takes to reach camp
Hedley, 25 miles distant. And,
it will be possible to startle these
great centres of capital with the
latest rich mineral strike in the
Similkameen before the nearest post
office at Granite (12 miles) could
now be reached on swiftest steed.
Situated over a hundred miles from
a railroad there are persons in the
Similkameen who have never seen
nor heard a telephone and who have
been so long out of sight of a railway that they forget just how it is.
In all probability they will have to
be lassooed ere they take to the
mountains in fear when those modern accessories of civilization reach
Princeton. But the aborigine, the
knocker and pristine man must succumb to the all-conquering power
of progress and invention.
There is nothing to prevent immediate construction of the line and
the next thirty days will probably
-see the work begun. The superintendence of construction will, no
doubt, be entrusted to some one
having interests in the district, who
will thus have an incentive to per
form his duties faithfully and receive the benefits of early completion. Exclusive of wire and instruments the total appropriation of
$13,500 will be expended in the
district. The Princeton board of
trade having taken the first steps in
securing the appropriation by resolution to Mr. Galliher, M.P., is deserving of particular credit, and the
hearty co-operation of the Nicola
mining association and influential
intercession of Mr. Ross, the Liberal candidate, are gratefully recognized.
GOLD COINAGE.
The presence of an unusual
amount of gold coin (never at any
time too much these quiet da}'s)
in Princeton is a humiliating reminder that there is no Canadian
gold coinage. Ranking fourth in
gold production and seventh in commercial importance, with trade increases exceeding those of all other
countries, Canada merits a gold
coinage of its own. Uncle Sam's
gold coin now circulating here is
not bad stuff to have in the house
in case of sickness or distress, but
no Canadian takes pride in fumbling or jingling U. S's alluring coin.
As gold is the standard of worth
in a monetary sense so is it the
standard by which one estimates
the soundness of a nation's currency. It would be one of the best
advertising mediums Canada could
have besides giving a polish and
certain stability which mere silver
or paper cannot impart. Of course
the banks will oppose gold coinage
as it will curtail their circulation
and possibly lessen profits, but the
people as a whole would welcome
its introduction. Sir Wilfrid Laurier, now nearing man's allotted
span in life, could not more fittingly
mark the consummation of his
golden political career than by the
establishment of a Dominion mint
for the coinage of gold and silver.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
There is nothing which will
rouse a man's ire quicker than to
have his claim jumped. Happily,
instances of it are rare in the Similkameen. In some parts of the wild
and woolly west vigilantes used to
deal peremptorily with a jumper.
It is hoped the day is far distant
when their methods will be adopted
here.
Now that Dundonald has left by
command of the War office what
will the mud-throwing press do
without some thing to inspire them
to further effort ? It will be a wise
move to fill the vacancy with some
native DeWet and trust to his resourcefulness than to have some
long-titled militarist general making political capital out of the militia. Lord Dundonald might do
to run a Conservative campaign but
he is certainly unfit to command the
militia.    Good-bye, me lud !
NOTICE.
Copper Glance, Azurite and Alpine mineral
claims, 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 John R. McRae, free miner's certificate
No. B72143, and Hugh McRae, free miner's certificate No. B62053, 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 i otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this gth day of J;ily, A.D. 1904. .
NOTICE.
''PHIRTY 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:—
Commencing at a post marked A. Green's
J^-S. 3, and %-S. 4, placed on east side of Cold-
water river, al out 3 miles south of Coutlee.
And running 40 chains west, 80 chains south, 80
chains east, 80 chains north, and then 40 chains
west to point of commencement, containing 640
acres. William Rice, Locator.
- Charles Stirling, Agent.
Nicola, May 20, 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
160 acres of mountain pasture land, described as
follows   Commencing at a post situated on the
south side of Similkameen river, about 8 miles
from Princeton and opposite the mouth of Whip-i
saw creek   marked  T.C.R's S.W. corner, thence!
north 80 chains following the meander cf Similkameen river, thenee 20 chains east, thence 80
chains south, thence 20 chains west to initial post.
T. C. RKVELY,
W. F. RF.VFLY, Agent.
Princeton, B.C., April 21st, 1904.
NOTICE.
Kenley mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale district.
Where located : Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, Frnest 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.
NOTICE.
Olympian 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 Joseph Wright, free miner's certificate
No. B75373; J. S. C. Fraser, free miner's certificate No. B42433 and L. G. Barron, free miner's
certificate No. B57500, 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 claim.
- And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements
Dated this 25th day of April, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Great Republic mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining division of Yale district.   Where located: Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, John P. McLeod. free miner's certificate No. B80240, for myself and as
agent for Charles H. Bonter, free miner's certificate No. B755ro, 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 18th day of April, A.D. 1904.
J. P. MCLEOD.
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
eighty acres of second class land, situated in
Osoyoos district: Commencing at a post marked
J.L. situated about forty chains north of northeast corner of John Reams', preemption lot 3098,
thence 20 chains east, thence forty chains south,
thence 20 chains west, thence forty chains north
to point cf commencement, containing 80 acres
more or less.
JOHN LOVE.
Fairview, B.C., April 13, 1904.
NOlICE.
Ada B., Ada B. Fractional and Centre Star Fractional mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, Charles Willarson, free
miner's certificate No. B63394, acting for myself
and Peter Johnson, free miner's certificate No.
B63393. and Robert O. Cramer, free miner's certificate No. 63382, and William H. Morrison, free
miner's certificate No. 75486, and Furman R.
Whitwell, free miner's certificate No. 72045,intend
sixty days from the date hereof, to abply to
the mining recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown
grants of the above claims.
.ind further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 14th day of May, 1904.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To JAMES F. DICKSON, or to any person or
persons to whom he mry have transferred his
interest in the High Ore and Margarett mineral claims, situate one mile north of Similkameen City, in Camp Hedley, in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district, British
Columbia.
You are hereby notified that I have expended the sum of $200 for work on the above mentioned claims and $5 for recording the same for
assessments, such being required and neces sary
to hold the said claims for the year ending July
3rd and 27th June, 1904, respectively, under the
provisions of the Mineral Act and Amending
Acts; and if at the expiration of ninety days from
the date of the first publication of this notice in
the Similkameen Star, you fail oWefnse to contribute your portion of such expenditure, namely, $102.50, together with all costs of advertising,
your interest in said mineral claims will become vested in me, (your co-owner) upon filing
in the proper office in that behalf the affidavit
required by Section 4 of the Mineral Act
Amendment Act, 1900.
Dated this nth day ofJTuly, 1904.
HENRY A. WILLIAMS.'
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To ARCHIBALD GRANT or whomsoever he
may have transferred his interest in Klon-
dyke mineral claim, situate on Copper
Mountain, and about ten miles from Princeton, 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 expenditure required by section 24 of the " Mineral ActV'J
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia. 1897, in respect of the Klondyke
mineral claim, situate on Copper mountain in
the Osoyoos 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, Thomas F.
McAlpin, of Princeton, Free Miner, who has
made the required expenditure.
The amount due by you in respect of each of
the said mineral claims, not including costs, is
$25.62^.
Dated this4th day of June, 1904.
THOS. J. MCALPIN.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To W. E. WELBY and any person or persons to
whom he may have transferred his interests in
the Elbe, Sunset, Maid of the Mist and War
Cloud mineral claims situate at Camp Hedley
in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale district:
You are hereby required to take notice that we
have for the last two years done the whole of the
assessment work on the above mentioned mineral claims as required by section 24 of the mineral act and have paid for recording the several
certificates of such work, and you are hereby required to contribute your  proportion of such
work and expenditure together with all costs of
advertising, your said proportion amounting to
One Huudred and Fifty Nine Dollars ($159.00),
exclusive cf costs.
If you fail or refuse to contribute your said
proportion and all costs of advertising within,
ninety days from the date of the first publication
of this notice in the Similkameen Star, which
date is hereunder written, your interests in said
mineral claims will become vested in us, your
co-owners, under the provisions of the Mineral
Act and Amending Acts.
Dated this 4th day of June, A.D. 1904.
H. W. YATES.
J. F. CAMPBELL.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To PETER SCOTT and any person or persons to
whom he may have transferred his interest in.
the Sacramento mineral claim situate at Camp
Hedley—20-Mile Creek—acjoining the Oro
Plato in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale
district.
You are hereby required to take-notice that I
have, for the last four .years caused to be done
the whole of the assessment work on the above
mentioned mineral claim as required by section
24 of the Mineral Act and have paid for recording the several certificates of such work, and you
are herety required to contribute vour proportion of such work and expenditure, together
with all costs of advertising, your said proportion amounting to two hundred and five dollars,
($205) exclusive of costs.
If you fail or refuse to contribute your said
proportion and all costs of advertising within
ninety days from the date of the first publication of this notice in the Similkameen Star,
which date is hereunder written, your interest
in said mineral claim will become vested in me,
your co-owner, under the provisions of the Mineral Act and Amending Acts.
Dated this 30th day of April, A.D. 1904.
DANIEL BRAITHWAITE.
NOTICE.
ymKE NOTICE that sixty days after date I
intend to apply to the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
'purchase 320 acres of Crown lands for pasturing purposes: Commencing at a post marked
T. M. W.'s S.W. corner: Thence running 80
chains west, 40 chains north, 80 chains east, 40
chains south, back to point cf commencement,
in all 320 acres, more or less. This land is situate
about 10 miles west of Princetcn and is bounded
on the south side by the meandering.line of the
Tuiameen river.
J. M. WRIGHT,
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Dated this nth day of July, 1904.
DOCTOR WANTED.
For Princeton and vicinity. Government subsidy $300 per annum. Exceptionally bright fu •
ture for capable man. Town is on proposed coast
to Kootenay railway.   Address
MEDICAL COMMITTEE,
August 6, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
MARRIED.
At Granite   creek,   on July 12th, by the Rev.
Geo. Mason, Nicola, Donald Macphail to Belle
Louise, daughter of David P. Terrill of Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Values amounting to $20 per ton have
been obtained from the United Empire
how being developed by Dan Coutenay.
What the provincial government failed
in doing for years is now being done by
the U S. boundary survey party, viz:
• Making a trail to Roche river. In the
name of the prospectors and citizens generally we thank you, Uncle Sam.
Jack McFarlane and Bob Cramer have
recently staked a fraction near the now
famous St. George mineral claim on Bear
creek. The lead on the St. George can
be traced through several claims, which
with its high assays and extent make it
exceedingly valuable. May fortune and
good luck attend all the claim holders
on Bear creek.
The Misses Olive and Edna Lyall are
visiting with friends in the country.
The Vernon News has issued a special
number which is brimfulwf just such information as the bomeseeker or investor
requires. The Okanagan valley, with
which the number deals, is world famed
for its beauty and healthfulness, and for
its fruit and grain growing qualities.
The News is to be complimented on the
mechanical skill of its printers as well as
giving the editor due credit for having
condensed so much valuable information
into such compass.
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.
ROCHUSSEN & COLLIS
Yates St., Victoria, B.C.
MANUFACTURER'S AGENTS FOR
Mining Machinery
wA supplies
Tenders on Engineering Contracts
MINING BROKERS
Quotations ou all kinds of machinery
WRITE US FOR PRICES
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given, that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for   permission to
purchase 640 acres of crown lands for pasturing purposes, commencing at   a post marked
S.W. corner of lot 1091, thence running 80 chains
east, 80 chains south, 80 chains west, 80 chains
north, back to post, in all 640 acres more or less.
C. M. KINGSTON,
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Dated this 19th day'of.'July, 1904.
LOT WANTED.
A well situated vacant lot on Vermilion avenue
or Bridge Street. State lowest price for cash.
Give number of lot and block. Address I.
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August 6, 1904
SCIENCE JOTTINGS.
A new local anaesthetic of the cocaine
order has been discovered. It is called
"eucaine," and the advantage of the drug
will enable the Carrying out of those
operations otherwise impossible with
chloroform, owing to heart weakness of
the patient. It will also enable the surgeon to take more time over his work.
Although scarcely adapted for amputations, it will be useful for treatment of
the thyroid glands. The eucaine is injected by means of a hypodermic needle
under the skin at the place where the incision is to be made. After a few moments the skin may be cut without the
patient feeling anything. As different
and independent parts are exposed, the
drug is dropped at intervals of a few minutes. A highly successful operation with
this anaesthetic was recently carried out
in a London hospital, the operation lasting one-and a half hours.
A new record in railroad travelling has
been established by the Great Western
railroad of Britain. On July I a regular
non-stop daily train service was established between the London terminus at
Paildington and Plymouth. The distance
is 246 miles, and the "Cornishman Limited Express" is scheduled to cover the
joimiey in each direction in 265 minutes
without a single stop. This supplies an
average speed of 55.69 miles for the jour-
ne*.     This,    therefore,   constitutes   the
lorfeest  non-stop   railroad
world.
run   in   the
7t~ queer order has been placed with a
firm of Sheffield manufacturers bv an
Oriental potentate for the suppl}' of a
bedroom suite made throughout of solid
silv^,. The suite comprises a bedstead,
cabinet, dressing table, one dozen chairs,
three footbaths, and three hot water
can;:.
Radium is now worth $1,000,000 an
ounce but an electro-chemist in New
York says he can produce it for $31,250
an ounce.
Humorous.
Pere Monsabre, the.celebrated Dominir
caifl|J|i)pst, may appropriately be called
the Father Burke of France. He is just
as fond of a joke as was his famous Irish
brother. A itory of him is that one day
as he was going to preach, a message came
to him that a lady wanted to see him.
She was worrying about an affair of con-
sciwjg&j^phe felt she'd like to see him,
etc.«Hln% was given up lo vanity. That
vefiy§Eip&ning she confessed she had
lool^wr rr? her looking glass and yielded
to the temptation of thinking herself
pretty. Pere Monsabre looked at her
and said=qu*et1y: 'Is that all ? Well,
my chilcL-you can go away in peace, for
to make ^mistake is not a sin."
Mrs. Backlotz—So your servant girl
has left yori again. Mrs. Subbubs—Yes.
Mrs. Backlotz—What was the matter ?
Mrs. Subbubs—She didn't like the way
I did B^r-jpork.
Young Mrs. Hubbard
Went, to the cupboard
To ge± her-pug dog somefromage debrie;
•^BttWione found she there—
■ ■   Her husband—the bear—
Had eaten it all with his dinner, you see.
RcfjiAJ ]$kckay-Smith, told a story recently? ffiekiner, which was to the effect
that a young Scotch minister, having
married the daughter of the wealthiest
member of his . church -was obliged to
apologise puDncfy tot arrerror in the report of the weddHpg\ lihejreporter had
asked where the pastor and his bride intended to.Jivej_&ndrhad; been-told "At
the dicF manse. As * this sjatement appeared  in   prirrr/Mt-'' read   "Ar*the old
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August 6, 1904.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
HYPOCRITICAL FEAR.
The C.P.R. and Its Newspapers have
an Unholy Dread of "Jim" Hill.
The Times of Greenwood has a plain
spoken editorial, full of sound practical
judgment, on the railway question as it
affects the Similkameen. The Times is
a staunch friend of this district and loses
no opportunity to wallop the local government for its neglect of it. Following
is the article :
" The C.P.R. is worried ; so is the daily
Province of Vancouver. That awfal
bogle man, J. J. Hill, has invaded the
Canadian Pacific  preserve and according
• to the officials of the Canadian road and
its newspayer organ, the Dominion of
Canada and particularly the city of Van-
couve: is threatened with disaster.
Smelters are going to be built at Spokane, Seattle and at other American points
to treat Canadian ore, and the trade of
the interior will be permanently lost to
Vancouver.
§Mi " It is now some eight years since the
,C.P.;R.   attempted   by  argument   of this
■ sort to keep an American road out of
southern British Columbia. When D. C.
Corbin first made an application for a
charter to build a railway into the Boundary, similar arguments were then advanced against the project by the C.P.R.
and its newspaper organs. They were
sufficiently strong in those days to defe t
• the   application   and   Mr.   Corbin    was
:  forced to abandon the project.
" Had the Canadian road made any
special effort to give southern British
Columbia adequate railway facilities, the
• rather threadbare argument might prove
effective again, but Similkameen and
Nicola have been crying for years and
the  C.P R.   did  not  hear nor heed the
; voice. The dog-in-the-manger begins to
yelp as soon as an enterprising railway
man makes arrangements to build a road
that will not be a drainer but a developer
The Province newspaper needn't worry
about where Canadian ores will be treated. These ores will not be treated at
Spokane or Seattle but will be treated
on the Canadian side in Canadian smelters and as near the point of production
as it is possible to secure the necessary
facilities for cheap and economical smelt
ing. Everyone acquainted with the
mining industry recognizes this fact.
"Vancouver cannot expect to secure
trade in a district that has no trade to
give. The opening up of the Similkameen and Nicola by a railway, it matters
not whence it comes nor by whom built,
should benefit Vancouver more than any
other city on the continent, unless all of
Vancouver's business men have developed into mossbacksand can see no trade
beyond the line of the C.P.R.
S If this province is going to be opened
up and developed it is surely time to look
at matters from a broad standpoint. The
province of British Columbia, as well as
every other part of the Dominion, should
not be compelled to take what one railway corporation likes to give. There is
no good reason why the C.P.R. should
not build through the Similkameen and
Nicola and on to the coast; there is no
apparent reason why this road was not
built years ago and" there is less reason ,
for offering opposition to the construction
of a railway that will give these promising districts a chance to develop and
prosper."
He was the rawest of recruits, and the
drill sergeant, who could not do anything
with him, was driven out of all patience.
At last the angry sergeant shouted :
•'Man, what is your head on for?"
" Why. to keep my collar from slipping
off," was the ready retort.
Of excellence which characterize the
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stroke pitman, and long steel wearing plates for the
knife. The McCormick line of mowers embraces the
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These machines are illustrated and described in detail
In the McCormick book for 1904, "It Takes the
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 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
August 6, 1904
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Lots for
PRESENT PRICES OF
LOTS
From $2.00 to $10.
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Size of Lots 50x100
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Terms: 1-3 Cash;
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
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