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The Railroad Engineers Are in Princeton.
Let us have Railroads—Even though the Heavens should fall.
What Chicago is to Illinois* Denver to Colorado, Butte to Montana, Seattle to Washington, Portland to Oregon, San Francisco to California,
Princeton will be to the Similkameen, the Great Mining and Commercial Center—Just Watch Princeton's Smoke.
Vol. v.   No. 52.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
Good morning! Have you seen Mc-
Bride's railway policy ?
Miss Alice McLean of Hedley is the
guest of Mrs. Dell Young.
Landlord Wallace is decorating the interior of the Pioneer hotel.
Rev. Mr. Fowlie preached to a large
congregation at Hedley last Sunday.
Tim Eatonjs sweat shop catalogs are
arriving. The tonnage this spring is large.
The hotel' Allison looks bright these
days. It has been painted both inside
and ont.
P. D. McDonald of Grand Forks arrived in the city Tuesday on a visit to his
brother, J*ohn McDonald.
There's no use sending out of town for
goods.       Our   merchants    carry   every
thing from a needle to an anchor.
W. F. Mclnnes' pack train brought in
oats   and   beef   Monday  for the Hedley
Lumber company's   logging camp.
— Murphy, who has been working all
winter for the Daly Reduction company
at Hedley, is rubbering Princeton and
vicinity this w?ek.
jThe melancholy days have come—
The saddest of the year—
Too warm for whisky strait, by gum,
Too cold for lager beer.
All the newspaper men of British Columbia will meet at New Westminster
during fair week. An addition is being
built to the insane asylum.
The Star's well edited, well stocked
and well managed job printery has been
busy this week turning out typograpical
triumphs for Princeton and Similkameen
busy merchants.
Painters were at work this week putting the finishing touches on Kit Summers' colonial cottage on Bridge street.
The cottage now has the appearance of
being built for two.
Rev. J. H. White, superintendent of
Methodist missions for British Columbia,
will preach in Hedley tomorrow. Dr.
White is a Methodist pilot you don't
meet every day.    He is not a fanatic.
George French, foreman of the Hedley
Gazette, came up to Princeton on his
bike Saturday to see what a real live town
looked like, teturning Sunday. George
is one of those good boys you read about
inv Sunday* school books, but seldom
Welby has now on the road between
Princeton and Penticton the finest passenger coach this far north. It is new
and up to now. The seats are upholstered
and one need never go thirsty, while
riding for the springs are the best.
Colonel Fred Baker is as proud of the
coach as Rockefeller is of his millions.
Merchants report a good local trade
this week.
Crickets are out; the next move will be
Land hunters are coming into the
Considerable mining was done in town
this week—kalsomining.
The Star came nearly forgetting to
mention that the government's railway
policy is*not yet decided.
A. B. Bowden, representing Mackay-
Smith, Blair & Co., drygoods, Vancouver,
was hustling orders from Princeton merchants Monday. Mr. Bowden, before
coming to Vancouver, was with the first
Canadian soldiers in South Africa. After
giving the Boers the tip to surrender he
went home to Windsor, Ontario, visited
a short time and then came west, where
he has been pushing the "Great West"
brand of overalls ever since.
Patronize home merchants and you'll
not get gold bricked.
Rev. ■&VJ. Fowlie will hold service at
7:30 p.m. on Sunday. Sunday school in
the afternoon at 2:30.
Among the spring signs may be mentioned the seeing of some snakes on
Saturday.—Hedley Gazette. The editor
should change his brand of booze.
Mr. and Mrs. Emil F. Voigt returned from Portland Sunday where they
have been visiting all winter. While
absent Mr. Voigt attended a meeting of
the directors of his company.
At Coutlee, Thursday morning, Angus
McGillivray, blacksmith, met with a
serious accident,/ While blasting rock
a charge failed to go off, and Mr. McGillivray, believing the fuse to be dead,
went to examine, with the result that the
charge proved to be a live one, and blew
his right hand clean off.
Great   Northern  Surveyors  Locating   Right  of   Way
Between Princeton and Boundary Line.
The Great Northern engineers arrived in Princeton last
Friday and pitched camp about three miles down the river. Mon-
da5' chief engineer Kennedy arrived, and Tuesday the surveyors
commenced on the southeast side of the Similkameen river,* at
Princeton, to locate the line along the river until they meet the
other party of surveyors working north from Oroville, Washington.
It is expected that after this survey, which must be for the right
of way, is completed, the Great Northern will start building and
that its line will reach Princeton this fall. Chief Engineer
Kennedy left for the Boundary country Tuesday afternoon.
The Greenwood Times says that it is
now almost a certainty that both the
C. P. R. and the Great Northern will
commence extend their lines towards
Princeton this season. It is now a question of which of the two great systems
can get there first and capture the trade
of the Similkameen.
Contractors'in the Boundary are taking
supplies west for construction purposes.
Last Monday a load of tools was taken
from the Greenwot d station to a point
west of Midway, and' it is thought in
Midway that actual construction will be
commenced in a few days.    ■
The Vancouvar World says: There is
reason to believe that the Great Northern
will resume construction this spring in
the Boundary as well as west from Midway towards Princeton and the coast.
James Hill stated in New York last
Monday that over 100 miles west from
the Boundary would be built this year.
At Grand Forks chief engineer Kennedy is hiring teams to work on the survey going west from Midway.
As soon as the Great Northern rails
begin to stretch westward the C. P. R.
will push eastward from Spence's Bridge.
In the meantime keep your optics on
Princeton and the Similkameen.
There's music in the air at Hedley.
JThat camp now boasts of three pianers.
Mrs.. Hagerman left Thursday for the
Boundary district on a visit to her
Will Summers has taken up a ranch
on China creek, and from now on will
devote   his   time   to fawming.
By the time the painters and decorators
are through with the hotel Jackson, this
well known home for the traveling public
will be second to none in the interior.
John Macdonald of Princeton has purchased that thoroughbred four-year-old
stallion, General Wauchope, and breeders
of stock in the Similkameen should
not fail to have colts by this horse.
General Wauchope is registered in the
Clydesdale Horse Association of Canada.
He has a splendid* pedigree, his sire being
Bright Smile (imported) and his dam
Gypsy Queen, by Royalty (imported.)
Clerk Hugh Hunter is in Hedley
rounding up poll tax.
Archdeacon Pentreath of Vancouver
will be in Princeton on or about May 7th
with a view to organizing a Church of
England mission. He will most likely
hold services here on Sunday, the 7th.
At the government's railway meeting
in the house at Victoria, last week,
Macgowan, member for Vancouver, refused to sit in caucus and be abused for
refusing to accede to the wishes of the
government in putting off the much
needed railroad legislation for this part
of the province. SifmTkameen 's member,
like a dummy, stood pat with the government. And yet Great Northern
officials believe he is working so hard for
their interests that the gang of engineers
now in this section have been told to
purchase all their supplies at Shatford's
stores. . hti-3
L. W. Shatford, Similkameen Member,
Turns Traitor.
Special to the Star.
Victoria, April 6.—The legislature
will likely prorogue on Saturday. So far
no railway legislation has been brought
down, and the indications are none will
be. All week the opposition devoted
special attention to the railway question.
Today, J. A. Macdonald, leader of the
opposition, moved a resolution of want
of confidence in the government by reason of its action in regard to"-railways.
No member of the government replied.
The resolution was voted down; Shatford,
member for Similkameen, voting with
the government.
On budget debate Shatford spoke
strongly on need of railways in his district, but when time came to vote fell
into line and allowed the opportunity to
show'his sincerity to go by default.
Again today Macdonald made a magnificent speech in advocacy of a progressive railway policv. He appealed
specially to Shatford, Fraser, FHison and
Macgowan to speak out and compel the
government to comply with the urgent
need of the Similkameen district. Again
all the members of the government were
silent. The only member found to support their cause was Parker Williams,
socialist, who said: "Government quite
right in its donothing policy."
April 8, 1905.
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A.  E.  Howse,  Manager.
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With  this issue   of   the   Star
another  footstep in  the march of
time has been made, thus making
the   fifth  yearly  volume  as newspaper life is reckoned.    No  longer
a child in years or capacity  it   has
passed the precarious period of its
existence and may  be said  to   no
longer be subject to those  infantile
diseases which are  the enemies of
all animate or inanimate  early life.
While it is not immune or infallible
it   has   the prospect of a vigorous
youth   and   a venerable age—due
largely to its environment of great
natural productions.   It has always
aimed to forward the best interests
of the Similkameen and also  of its
birthplace without prejudice toward
any other district or  town.    And,
trusting  in  that   guidance  which
alone can proceed from   honest  intentions and good wishes from all,
it will still endeavor to promote the
welfare  of the  whole  by  making
known   the  immense  resources   of
the Similkameen.
The columns of the Star are always open to any contributor of
reliable miningor other intelligence,
no matter what camp or section it
comes from or whose property it
may be. Prospectors and mining
men generally have a duty they
owe to themselves and the public
which is too often overlooked. It
consists in giving to the press such
information which will in any degree enlighten readers as to the
conditions and possibilities of the
Similkameen and as much of their
operations, prospects and knowledge
of the country as will not interfere
with private interests. What may
seem trivial to them is often of
great concern to far distant readers.
Many letters are received at this
office in the course of a year making
inquiry about many things pertaining to the district which no one
man could supply—hence the
cordial and earnest invitation to all
to co-operate in the dissemination
of real intelligence regarding the
resources of this district.
The Star, though liberal in attitude, will always maintain its independence to expose wrong and uphold right. In this new province
the first things to be sought are
economic administration and speedy
development and  any  government
fulfilling these conditions will have
its support.    Its firm belief in  the
great  future   of  the Similkameen
will not  allow,   without  strenuous
protest, a straw to be placed   in the
way of any legitimate  railway  enterprise,   whether   foreign   or  domestic, which   seeks  to  enter  the
district.    A  patriotism  which  excludes  foreign   competition   that a
petted corporation may enlarge  its
scope   of   monopoly   shrivels   into
nothingness when exorbitant rates
are inflicted.    A fair  field  and   no
favor to all is the truest  patriotism
and the most conducive to the public good in railway matters at least.
The Star enters  upon  its  new
year with unbounded  hope  in  the
Similkameen   and   the  whole  province.    The cities are all growing,
land is being rapidly  subjected  to
the plough,   mining is  prosperous
and capable of practically unlimited
development,  while fish and timber
are great wealth  producing  factors
and capable of enormous expansion.
With a sober, industrious  and  enlightened people  British   Columbia
is bound to be the  wealthiest  province of the dominion, while its unrivalled scenic beauty  and   healthy
climate will attract mankind   from
the ends of the earth.
T^JOTICE is hereby given that, 60 days after
J-^i date, I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase
320 acres of mountain land, situate on Wolf lake
mountain, il/2 miles northwest of Voigt's camp:
Commencing at M. A.»Voigt's initial or S. E.
corner; thence west 40 chaius; thence north 80
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence south 80
chains to place of beginning.
Dated Voigt's Camp, Jan. 2nd, 1005.
apl-8 M. A. VOIGT.
Numbers 1, 4, 5,  18,  19, 23, and Yellow Jacket
mineral claims situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district.   Where located:   On Copper mountain, Voigt's camp.
Takcnotice that I, C. JB. Shaw, agent for M.
A. Voigt,    free   miner's  certificate No. B72128.
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 15th day of February, a.d. 1905.
C. JB. Shaw, P.L.S.
Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing1
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in
the Province of British Columbia.
The Portland and New Westminster expositions this year are
bound to have a beneficial effect on
the mining interests in the west.
Aside from the direct benefit of the
advertising to be obtained at the
fairs there will bean indirect benefit
from the personal interest which the
eastern visitors are certain to take
in the west after they are out here.
The pilgrims from the east will
surely be surprised at the progress
and prosperity of the entire west
and they will want to participate in
that prosperity. It will be much
more natural for them to invest in
lands or mines than to plan to give
up j their business at home and
mdve out themselves. There will
also be many profitable personal
acquaintances grow out of these
expositions. All of these things
are bound to benefit the mining industry of British Columbia. The
Similkameen should have good exhibits at both fairs.
Reports from Victoria seem to indicate that the present session of the
legislature will be prorogued tomorrow (Saturday.) For all the gov-
ment has done it might just as well
prorogued five weeks ago.
It is now practically a foregone
conclusion that the McBride government will be gp'mpelled to close
another session of the legislature
without bringing down anything in
the nature of a railway policy.
Has the McBride administration
made you rich ?
R. S. mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located: Copper mountain, Voigt's
Take notice that I, C. JB. Shaw, agent for M.
A. Voigt, free miner's certificaie No. B72128,
and J. w. Cook, free miner's certificate No.
B72127, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take 1 otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February, A.D. 1905.
C. JB- Shaw, P.L.S.
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 land situate on Verde mountain in
the Osoyoos division of Yale district and more
paiticularly described as follows : Commencing
at a post about two miles north of Voigt's camp
and running 80 chains north, 80 chains east
80 chains south, 80 chains west, back to point of
Voigt's Camp, Jan. 2nd, 1905.
Happy Jack and Little Lottie mineral claims
situate in the Similkameen mining division
of Yale district. Wheie located: In Aspen
Grove Camp.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for A. E. Howse, free miner's certificate
No. B76940, E. P. Lowe, free miner's certificate
No 876921, and James Brcwn, free miner's certificate No. B76920 intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
certificates of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certiflcate«s of Improvements.
Dated this 6th day of April, A.D. 1905.
Notice is herety given that sixty days from
date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following described
lands, situate in the Yale division of Yale dis
triet. Commencing at a point on the west fork
of the Similkameen river, about 20 chains south
of the mouth of Bromley creek, thence west 50
chains more or less to the east boundary of lot
299, thence north 40 chains, thence east 50 chains
more or less to the west fork of the Similkameen
river, thence south 40 chains along the west fork
of the Similkameen river to point of commencement and containing 200 acres more or less.
February 10, 1905.
George E.Winkler
Penticton, B.C.
Real Estate & Mining Broker
Correspondence    solicited . from
parties having property to sell.
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON,     -   -     b. C.
A LICENSE to cut timber can be acquired only at public competition. A
rental of $5 per square mile is charged
for all timber berths excepting those situated west of Yale for which the rental is
at the rate of 5 cents per acre per annum.
In additiou to the-rental dues at the
following rates are charged : Sawn ium-
ber, 50 cents per thousand feet B.M. Railway ties, eight and nine feet long, 1%
and 1% cents each. Shingle bolts, 25
cents a cord. All other products, 5 per
cent on the sales.
A license is issued so soon as a berth is
granted, but in unsurveyed territory no
timber can be cut on a berth until the
licensee has made a survey thereof.
Permits to cut timber are also granted
at public competition, except in the case
of. actual settlers who require the timber
for their own use.
Settlers and others may also obtain permits to cut up to 100 cords of wood for
sale without competition.
The dues payable under a permit are
$1.50 per thousand feet B.M., for square
timber and saw logs of any wood except
oak; from l/2 to 1% cents per lineal foot
for building logs ; from 12)4 to 25 cents
per cord for wood; 1 cent for fence posts;
3 cents for railway ties; and 50 cents per
cord on shingle bolts.
Leases for grazing purposes are issued
for a term of twenty one years at a rental
of two cents an acre per annum.
Coal lands may be purchased at )jSio per
acre for soft coal and $20 for anthracite.
Not more than 320 acres may be acquired
by one individual or company.
Royalty at the rate of 10 cents per ton
of 2,000 pounds is collected on the gross
Entries for land for agricultural purposes may be made personally at the local
land office for the district in which the
land to be taken is situated, or if the
homesteader desires, he may, on application to the minister of the interior at
Ottawa, the commissioner of immigration at Winnipeg, or the local agent for
the district within which the land is situated, receive authority for some one to
make entry for him. '0*M:
A fee of $10 is charged for for a homestead entry.
A settler who has received an entry for
a homestead is required to perform the
conditions connected therewith under
one of the following plans :
1. At least six months' residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
during the term of three years. It is the
practice of the department to require a
settler to bring 15 acres under cultivation, but if he prefers he may substitute
stock; and 20 head of cattle, to be actually his own property, with buildings for
their occupation, will be accepted instead
of the cultivation.
2. If the father (or mother, if the father is deceased) of any person who is
eligible to make a homestead entry under
the provisions of the act, resides upon a
farm in the vicinity of the land entered
for by such person as a homestead, the
requirements of the Act as to residence
prior to obtaining patentmay be satisfied
by such person residing with the father
or mother.
3. If the settler has his permanent residence upon farming land owned by him
in the vicinity cf his homestead, the requirements of the Act as to residence
may be satisfied by residence upon the
said land.
Application for a patent should be made
at the end of three years before the local
agent, sub agent or a homestead inspector.
Before making an application for a
patent the settler must give six months'
notice in writing to the commissioner of
Dominion lands at Ottawa, of his intention to do so.
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, Feb. 4, 1905.
~    centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
F. W. Groves E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
April 8, 1905
The coatless man puts a careless arm
'Round the waist of the hatless girl,
as over the dustless and mudless roads
In a horseless carriage they whirl.
Like a leadless bullet from hammerless gun,
By smokeless powder driven,
They fly to taste the speechless joy
By endless union given.
Though the only lunch his coinless purse
Affords to them the means
Is a tasteless meal of toneless cod
With a "side" of stringless beans.
He puffs a tobaccoless cigarette
And laughs a mirthless laugh
When papa tries to coax her back
By wireless telegraph.
—The BRAtNLESS Poet.
In Ontario they are smoking cigarettes
made of tea. Opium is bad enough
for us.
Andy Carnegie drew $64.50 for attending the Chadwick trial and Cassie drew
ten years.
A Keremeos man who neglected to
shave for eight days was mistaken for a
shredded wheat biscuit.
A coast temperance speaker says that
the drunkards path leads to the hearse
and the grave. In Hedley it leads to the
next saloon.
The Rossland Miner is making as much
fuss about sneak thieves in that camp as
if one of these bold, bad men had entered
the Miner palace and swiped the office
It must have been a strenuous time to
secure the strenuous kiss that the poet
warbles over—
The boy stood on the moonlit bridge,
His head was in a whirl;
His eyes and mouth were full of hair,
And his arms were full of girl.
If premier McBride should go to tbe
country to-morrow, there is no more
chance of him being returned to power
than there is of the editor of the Kamloops Standard being appointed ambassador to China.
Government organs on the coast are
calling premier McBride the Oyama of
British Columbia. This is the difference:
Field marshal Oyama laid the plans that
wrecked the Russian army; and McBride
plans to wreck British Columbia.
The question that is troubling the inhabitants of the Similkameen is not
"If the third of nine was four how much
would the fourth of 20 be?" or "How old
is Ann?" but "When will the government's railroad policy be decided?"
The socialists of New York are up in
arms against the millionaires. They say
that 70 years ago there wasn't a millionaire in New York city, but now there are
over 300. The socialists of that village
ought to move to Similkameen City,
where there are no millionaires.
L. W. Shatford, Similkameen's member, is a peacherine. He votes for all
government measures, good or bad. He
hasn't intelligence enough to do otherwise. A rat has more sense. It will
leave a sinking ship. L. W. reminds one
of the "hero" in that beautiful   gemlet--
The boy stood on the burning deck;
He was afraid to jump;
His friends said, "He's dead game,
But oh! my, what a chump!"
1 The taxes in Russia are so high that
the people cannot pay them in cash, so
the government takes all the wheat, rye
and other high class grains that the
peasantry raise, in payment for taxes,
leaving them nothing but millet, which
they eke out by mixing grass with it.
The McBride government at Victoria
must have stolen the czar's tax bill.
With the dyking tax, school tax, land
tax, personal tax, tax for living, etc., etc.,
the farmers of the lower Fraser will be
little better off than the Russian peasants.
Spring Suit
Nicola Lake and Princeton
April 8, 1905.
Typographical    Triumphs
turned out at the Star Office.
Largest Sale in Canada
50   YEARS'
Trade Marks
Copyrights &c.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
' cpiiekly ascertain our opinion free whether an
Invention is probably patentable.   Communications strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest aeency forsecurlng patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
. special notice, without charge, In the
Scientific American.
'.A handsomely illustrated weekly. I.nrgest cir-
'culation ot* any scientific journal. Terms, $3 a.
L<year; four months, $1.  Sold by all newsdealers.
& Co.36lBroadway» New York
Branch Office. 625 F St.. Washington, D. C.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
F. P. RITHET & CO., Ld.
Sole Agents*
l^OTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
* ' date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase the following described land, viz:
Commencing at a post placed 40 chains southeast of the north-east corner of lot 1825, thence
40 chains west, thence 80 chains north, thence
80 chains east, thence 40 chains south, thence 40
chains west, thence 40 chains south to point of
commencement, containing 480 acres more or
less. JOHN M. SMITH.
per W. C. McDougall.
Jan. 7, IQ05.
Vallance &
MURALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
The Vancouver Breweries, EM.
Cascade Beer    «*£ Alexandra Stout
Queen Beer      <£ Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first-
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
Subscribe for the  ^ j Jl If
The Electric Process
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 Winest Liquors and Cigars.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
April 8, 1905
Mayor Lamont of Ashnola was doing
business in town Thursday.
The horse round up is on. The next
amusement will be the river drive.
W. S. Wilson, who has been absent from
Princeton for nearly two years, is expected in on today's overland flyer.
In the estimates brought down at Victoria last week, Similkameen riding gets
$12,000 for roads, trails and bridges.
Angus Stewart, the energetic secretary
of the Hedley Lumber company, came
up Wednesday and went out to the company's logging camp.
James A. Wardner, widely known as a
prospector and mining promoter of
gigantic enterprises, died at El Paso,
Texas, on March 30. Jim was well known
to old timers in the Similkameen, having
visited Princeton a number of years ago.
He was an eccentric man and during his
life had made and lost a dozen  fortunes.
Mat Evanson, a pioneer of this section,
died at Otter Flat yesterday (Friday)
morning from the effects of poison which
he took, when mentally unbalanced, on
Thursday night. Some eight months ago
the deceased sold his interests on Bear
creek for $7,500, and left for the coast.
While away he spent money freely, and
it is believed was rolled for a good deal.
Two months ago he came back broke to
Otter Flat and has been brooding over
his foolishness ever since. The deceased was about 43 years of age, and
had a host of friends in the Similkameen.
The cigars are on the Star. Two weeks
ago the Star stated that many bright
bright things were being said about L.
W. Shatford by the Victoria correspondent in the Hedley Gazette, and that the
correspondent is no doubt L. W. Shatford. The Gazette comes back at the
Star with a double-leaded column editorial stating that L. W. Shatford has
never written a single sentence or word
that has appeared in the Gazette, nor has
he written anything at any time for publication in the Gazette. Also that the
Gazette's correspondence is written by
one of the ablest and fairest (?) journalists in Victoria. The Star takes it all
back about Mr. Shatford being the guilty
party. We should have known that
L. W. did not have enough of the grey
matter in his upper stope to write such
able (?) articles.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,235,280,00. Reserve fund
and surplus profits, $2,140,176. Interest allowed on Savings bank deposits of
one dollar and upwards from date of deposit to date of withdrawal. A. H.
SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B.C.
M.A., B.C.I,.
P.O. Box 44.
Mining is on the revive in the
On March 23 the Calumet and Hecla
paid a dividend of $15 a share, amounting
to $1,500000.
The famous old Cariboo mine at Camp
McKinney, which has been shut down
for over a year, will be shortly reopened.
P. Burn's mine, the First Thought,
located on the reservation near Orient,
Washington, is now shipping regularly
to the Everett smelter. Manager A.
Sharpe, M. E., states that he now finds
no trouble in placing the ore with
smelters, as its rich gold values make it
a marketable commodity.
The United States supreme court has
rendered a decision of much interest to
mining men on the other side. The
court has decided that a tunnel company
which opens up a vein or body of mineral
in an unpatented claim has rights prior
to the locator of the claim. The point
taken is that it makes no difference
when the claim was located, so long as
the tunnel company discovers the ore before the locator of the lode gets his patent
or discovers the ore.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
scotch Whiskies
Are the most popular Whiskies
sold to=day    *£     ||     <£     <£
They are all well aged, and   noted for  their
uniform  quality and flavor.
Watson's   Whiskies are sold   by  all   reliable   dealers
throughout the   Province.
VANCOUVER,   -   B. C.
Sole Agents for British Columbia.
Druggist and Stationer
Drugs, Medicines,
B      Books,     Jlj
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C.
Otter Flat Hotel
Headquarters for Summit,
Rabbit Mountain; Tuiameen river, Boulder, Bear
and Kelly   creek   camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P. O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
LAKE OF THE WOODS Milling Company
P.O. Box 168 Vancouver, B.C.
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 land situate in the Osoyoos division
of Yale district and described as follows Commencing at a point 40 chains south of the northwest corner of lot 3176 and running 80 chains
south, 80 chains east. 80 chains north, 80 chains
west, back to point of commencement.
March 24,1905.
""phirty days after date I intend to apply to the
*■ Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands situate in the Osoyoos^division of
Yale district:
Commencing at a point 40 chains west of the
northeast corner of lot 3178,
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains west,
80 chains north, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
per F. W. Groves, agent.
March 11, 1905.
St. Elmo mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located: Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, Jessie R. Hunter, free miner's certificate No. B72126, 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 13th day of February, 1905.
Advertise in the Star.
m.i.LU!,..m.ij.iiiiiKW!iMi -    ,immwm
Aprii, 8, 1905.
The Town of
British Golumhia.
,EAU'TIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tuiameen Rivers.   The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:—   Copper Mountain ,
Kennedy   Mountain,   Friday,  Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
ent   Hem
Fmr the Similkameen District
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from
PRESENT   PRICES   OF   LOTS===From  $2.00  to   $10  Per  Front   Foot.   Size of   Lots
50x100 Feet and 33x100 Feet.     Terms===One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six flonths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum.
Send for Map and Price; List  to
Resident  Manager
Agents for the CANADIAN ORE CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)


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