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Be Sure you are Unblameable of that which yon Reprove Another.
Rich Gold Dredging and Placer Mining Ground Here.
The Provincial Government is Pledged to Give Railway Connection with the Coast at the Summer Session:
Similkameen District Embraces 3,000 Square Miles of Mineral Area, not One-Tenth of Which has Ever Been Prospected.
Vol. v.   No. 6.
PRINCETON, RC, SATURDAY, MAY 2J, J904.
$2 a Year, in Advance*
fiOLDIDREDGES PAY
Three More to be Built for the
Fraser—Leases Extend
Seventy Miles.
Results will Warrant Immense Development of Dredging in
the Similkameen.
The gold dredge working at Lillooet
on the Fraser river is proving a great
money making machine. There were
some temporary interruptions to the work
owing to the cables parting. As high as
$2,500 have been recovered in a single
day's work. Contracts have been let for
the building of three more dredges for
the compa.ny now operating. The sum
of $265,000 was subscribed at a meeting
of the members of the syndicate by the
ten men present. One of them remarked
that all the money wanted for building
and equipping a hundred dredges for
operation on the Fraser could be raised
in the state of Iowa alone after the return of the party that was then visiting
here and this report became known.
The outlook is very bright.
At Lytton the old dredge, known as
the Cobbiedick, has done fairly good
work, although not handling a large
amount of gravel. When in operation it
has taken out in the neighborhood of
$400 per day on an average and this at a
comparatively small cost.
As anticipated, the success of the Iowa-
Lillooet dredge has caused considerable
activity along the Fraser near Lillooet
and over 70 miles of the river have been
staked and leases applied for.
A gentleman who is well posted on the
Fraser river at Lytton, as well as at Lillooet says: "There is going to be great
development in the work of gold dredging. I know of several companies in
addition to the Iowa-Lillooet Co. and the
one I have mentioned. A Chicago syndicate with which I am in touch, is making arrangements to put a plant on the
river on property they have, and several
others are also in process of arrangement."
It is a well known fact that the rivers
and creeks in and continuous to Princeton are gold-bearing—some ten thousand
miners having been engaged on them in
the early days. The gold dredging
industry is capable of immense development in the Similkameen and the gov
ernment should stimulate it by authorizing official reports, to be made on the
matter. ISM;
vL An Octogenarian Miner.
Probably the oldest placer miner in
B.C. is J. Bourassa, now over 80 years of
age and still hale and hearty. He comes
to Princeton for his supplies and walks
off with his pack on his back as trippingly as many a man at half his age.
He is working bar diggings about 15
miles up the Similkameen and at one
time made from $5 to $7 per day. Mr.
Bourassa's great vitality and length of
days beyond the allotted span is largely
due to the healthy climate and a splendid
constitution, for, usually river mining is
full of hardship and exposure and not
conducive to good health. The old gentleman has good eyesight and is a crack
shot, many wild animals__arouad-Friday
creek falling tohisdeadlvaim. Recently
seven bouncing deer came up to his cabin
out of sheer curiosity, but he did not do
a thing to them as the close season is on.
During the winter Mr. Bourassa never
hears the voice of a fellow being and is
sometimes startled at the sound of his
own.  "Osolitude.where are thy charms?"
OEANAOAIT FALLS ITEMS.
Progress and Prosperity—Horsemen
Slow to Improve Stock.
Okanagan Falls, May 10.—Nature is
healing up the sore spots in our roads.
1 presume the government will be credited with it.
D. Gillespie & Sons are doing an extensive fencing business this spring. By
purchasing and preempting they have
got possession of nearly all the vacant
land in this section. We are delighted to
Sie they are as anxious as some others to
wear a golden crown.
Feeding hens so as to increase their
weight that they may be able to incubate
goose eggs is certainly a new dodge. For
further information call at the Lakeview
poultry yards.
Dick Bassett is having some trouble
with his irrigating water, caused by gophers.
J. P. McCuddy has cecently purchased
from Canada's naughty boy (C.P.R.) a
large piece of land on the east side of
Swan lake which he intends to enclose
for a spring lamb or two. Mac has quite
a flock now. He has ordered a new
electric shearing machine. The old style
didn't work well with his back.
Those newfangled incubators are just
the "stuff." Under the management of
Snodgrass, Waterman & Co. two dozen
sickly little chicks are rapidly maturing
for the pot.
Fruit of all kinds promises well this
year and all crops are doing splendidly.
Frank Ellis is arranging to take a car
of "69" brand horses to the Northwest
where there is a good market for them.
Frank Harkins is growing split peas
on shares on the Houghton-Shuttleworth
ranch.
Mr. Phelps, jr., of Fairview, is travelling his noted Percheron stallion and I
am sorry to say that he has a difficult job
trying to persuade horsemen that the day
for breeding the worthless cayuse is past.
One who knows.
LOCAL PARAGRAPHS
News of the Week Itemized
for Busy Readers of
'Stellar' Tattle.
Specimens Wanted for Mineral Exhibit—Victoria Day—Koad to
Copper Mountain.
Miners' licenses are now renewable.
Next Tuesday, May 24th, being Victoria
Day and a public holiday there will be
no school.
C. O. French left for Nicola last Sunday and will be absent a week or ten
days.
Frank Bailey has gone to Aspen Grove
to look after his mining interests there.
Jimmy James came down from Voigt's
camp Sunday and will take a well deserved holiday.
Fred. Baker now holds" the whip on
the WeTby royal majK line vice Angus
McLean, retired.   ./
Three travellers have made Hope Pass
although there is still considerable snow
and walking is laborious.
The STAR "proofreader" overlooked
some errors in typography and grammar
in last issue. If he is not more careful
he will be "fired."
Prospectors and others interested in
the formation of a mineral exhibit are
invited to leave specimens in care of Mr.
Groves, P.L.S.
The abundance of fragrant wild flowers
and the carpet of strawberry vine found
about Princeton give to the town an
Edenlike aspect. No one need be without a bouquet now, thanks to the little
girls and the big ones too.
The 400 song birds brought from the
old country and liberated at the coast
have not found their way here as yet.
The robins and goldfinches are nesting
but the others have not been observed.
They are sure to be welcomed in the
lonely woods and hills.
J. C. Riley left for Greenwood on
Thursday and will take in the sports on
Victoria Day at Fairview.
Messrs. Robinson & McLean drove up
from Hedley to Ashnola in great haste
on Tuesday. Is another boom going to
disturb the lovely solitude of that peaceful burg ?   Maybe it's the railway.
W» C. Bate, w5*L_§5JP^.rmtenden'» was
in town WecTnesday and has ordered some
work to be done on the Nicola road. He
also inspected the long delayed Copper
mountain road and the One-Mile route.
It is said that he will report in favor of
immediate construction of the former.
E. Barr Hall still keeps his decrepit
"uncle" doing sentry duty at Barrholm.
The old gentleman's tottering frame is,
however, an effectual warning to predatory fowl which wistfully look from the
trim poplars at the sprouting grain and'
budding flower. By the way, Mr. Hall
has sumptuous bachelor quarters, some of
the furnishings being the artistic product of his own handiwork while the interior decorations suggest the deft touch
of woman, ah ! divine woman.
W. T. Shatford, M.L.A., has gone east
on a visit. He will be back in good time
for the summer railway session which,
as things now appear, will be held next
winter.
Pete Nord, O. Rain and P. Peterson
have contracted to run a 50-foot tunnel
for C. F. Law on a Bear creek mineral
claim.
Geo. E. Winkler and Fred. Revely
drove up from Hedley, Monday, on
special butiness.
John Wise went to the coast via Hope
Pass some time ago.
OTTER FLAT FLOAT.
Good Placer Oronnd Discovered—Bear
Creek Mine Development.
Otter Flat, May 15.—It begins to look
as though this end of the district would
come to the front soon. Our mining
magnate, C. F. Law, of Vancouver, has
been here and arranged with miners for
the expenditure of considerable money !
in development work on his valuable ,
mining properties on Bear creek.
A trail is now being laid out from Otter
Flat to the mines. It is intended to
widen it later on into a wagon road so
that supplies and machinery can be
hauled for deep exploration.
Mr. Law is one of the best mining
financiers in Canada, besides having a
wide practical experience as prospector
and expert. He will have his group of
claims surveyed early in June.
It is likely there will be a big stir
around here this fall owing to the discovery of some good placer ground. Claims
have been located by several placermen
who will begin work when the water
lowers. I hear that 13 cents to the pan
was found near Otter Flat and I have
no cause to dispute the truth of the report as I have seen one pan which washed
4 cents in gold and a like amount in
platinum. Thos. Lee is the luckiest locator among the five who have claims.
The main creeks were mined some years
ago.
Citizens here are about to get up a
purse to clear out and make reasonably
safe the government road, which, at present is little more than a pack trail.
Prospector.
The big merger, known as the MonK'
real and Boston Consolidated Mining and
Smelting company, now includes the Sunset, Morrison, Emma, Athelstan, Jack
Pot and the properties of the Dominion
Copper Co. in Phoenix. The smelter at
Boundary Falls-ytill blow in at once. Jim
Hill has decided to extend the Great
Northern to Phoenix this summer and
everybody is buoyant with the prospects*
 I
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
May?.i, 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 'Advances
$3.00
. Subscribers wrll confer a favor on this office by
promptly j&porting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
SIMILKAMEEN PLACERS.
Gold mining is the most alluring
occupation that men can engage in.
It' has those elements of chance,
possibly in a more intense form,
which give to all speculative undertakings an enthusiastic interest.
In placer mining particularly there
is a bewitching attraction that takes
men to the nethermost parts of the
earth in quest of the yellow metal.
Braving the dangers of hostile Indians and wild beasts, of heat and
cold, of- fire and flood the intrepid
march of the miners and prospectors who crossed the plains to California and Cariboo in the early days
or later, penetrated the wilds of the
Similkameen or the frozen Yukon,
prove how fascinating gold is. In
all these fields fortunes were made
and in some of them gold is still
making many rich.     |3faa   ,
There is no reason . why placef
mining, either with dredge or by
hydraulic process, should not be a
permanent industry in the Similkameen. It is beyond all doubt that
there is auriferous ground here and
as proof of its existence the Similkameen and Tuiameen rivers as
well as Mranite creek are still producing gold by most primitive appliances in the hands of Chinamen
and an occasional white man.
The old workings along the rivers
speak in unmistakable terms of the
great extent of the gold-producing
area. What lies in the bottom of
the rivers and creeks is yet a matter of conjecture, seejng that little%
.if any, systematic effort to prospect
them has been carried out. | It may
safely be presumed that there are
good values in gold and platinum
in these waterways. From the
benches and bars along thejrivers
Jhe.gold of former days^ was taken
and the? natural inference is that
most of the precious metals were
deposited there as the waters receded and the. watercourse altered.
In the beds of the rivers and creeks
the deposits of ages have gravitated
and their wealth can be recovered
only by scientific methods.
I Gold dredging is an industry of
immense possibilities in this province. The auriferous areas extend
to the boundaries of it, and wherever proper machinery was used the
results have been highly remunerative.   Unfortunately, however, men
have engaged in the business who
knew nothing about it, whose unpardonable conceit and whimsical
experiments^ cost a lot of money
without a dollar of profit. A few
milelfu$'r.he Similkameen river from
Princeton eighty thousand dollars
were lost in a placer mining venture which lacked the adaptation of
brains to well known practical1
gold-saving methods. The gold is
still there. Thus", alluvial mining
has got a "black eye" in many
localities. It is to be regretted that
a district of such varied mineral
wealth as the Similkameen should
be allowed to remain virtually dead
when only the revivifying touch of
well directed capital is required
along with some progressive legis-
lauon. **"■ ft
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
Long 1 before Mr. Ross, the Liberal candidate for Yale-Cariboo, has
taken his seat as an M.P. the fruit
of his labors are manifest in an increased mail service and the settlement of the Indian reserve smelter
site trouble. Of course there are
disgruntled ones over the mail contract and there are disappointed
ones over the smelter site but the
great wheels of progress cannot be
stayed in their onward course by
the atomic particles which cling to
the tirel When the telephone line
is built there will be kicking over
it too, and some persons have already avowed their intention to
move back into the hills primeval
when the railroad comes. All these
mossbacks must give place to the
men of action. It is an illustration
of the survival of the fittest.
The baneful effects of the admission of Chinese into this province have demanded that further
legislation be enacted toward their
exclusion or expulsion. While
some of the more intelligent of them
adopt civilized manners and customs the coolies retain to the last
their barbaric.habits and proverbial
cunning.-' It would be money well
spent if .the Dominion government
would, deport all coolies and thus
rid the country of a disease and a
blight. .
Recent" experiments made upon
some students prove that the average of humanity are overeating.
Some people have set up a sort of
belly worship in which they appease
their god by thrusting in all kinds
of food at all times. It is .the prevailing custom to break bread or
cake and sip cocoa on the slightest
visit or call. As a result nearly
everyone has stomach trouble and
muddy complexion. How much
better to offer guests a glass of
pure and sparkling water with the
salutation, "Long life to you."
It is stated by some coast papers
that the summer session will open
in June, by others in July.   Which ?
NOTICE.
^THIRTY DAYS after date I intejEajto apply to
•the Board of license Commissioners for a transfer of the Liquorf ticense. now held by a. E.
Howse to John H. Jackson;
A. E. HOWSE.
'fcV'perW. C. t,yall,
Managed
PAD.CAl psS&o  acres of coal
I VflV *->rlL,L. LANDS LOCATEDTWO
Miles" from the town of PrincetonTBlc. «*Ttfee,
$2,000 half cash, balance in 6 months. Surface
rights include whole area. Address F. E. care of
Similkameen Star, Princeton, %jsC^ e4w
A sitting of  the County Court of Yale
will be held  at   Princeton   on  Friday,
JunejjQth,   1904,  at 10 o'clock, a.m.
By Order,
HUGH HUNTER,
Registrar County Court.
Princeton, May 14, 1904.
NOTICE.
Ada B., Ada B. Fractional and Centre Star Fractional mineral claims, situate in the  Sim-
S'ilkatneen   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 NoV
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, fr£e*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, 1004.
NOTICE.
Mogul, Mogul Fractional and Red Butte Fractional mineral claims, situate^ in the Simr
ilkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, Charles Willattjcfn, free
miner's certificate No. 863394, acting for myself
and Peter Johnson, free miner's certificate No.
B63393, 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
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 14th day of May, A.D. 1904.
$5.00 REWARD.
LOST, about the 18th April, 1904, two sorrei
horses, branded 5  white legs.
The above reward will be paid to the finder.
May 2nd, 1904.
W. H. HOLMES,
Granite Creek.
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 Kearns' preemption lot 3098,
thence 20 chains east, thence forty chains south,,
thence 20 chains west, thence forty chains north,
to point of commencement, containing 80 acres
more or less.
JOHN LOVE.
Fairview, B.C., April 13, 1904.
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—adjoining 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
mentioued 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 contritjute vour proportion of such work^and expenditure, together
with all costs of advertising, your said proposition amounting to two hundred and five dollars,
({205) exclusive of coSts£f>
If you fail or refuse tQ 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 Ac t and Amending Acts.
Dated this 30th day of April, A.D. 1904.
DANIEL BRAIXHWAITE.
NOTICE.
JSJQTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
S| date J intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 160 acres of crown lands for agricultural purposes, commencing at a post marked
C. A. Joyner's N.W. corner,- thence running 40
chains east, thence 40 chains south, thence 40
chains west, thence 40 chains north to place of
commencement. C. A. JOYNER.
Dated April 8,1904.
NOTICE.
Tempest fraction mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen .mining divisionY'o'JSYale district..   Where located : Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I: Ernest Waterman, agent for
acne Vermilion Forks Mining Company, free
miner's certificate No. B72038,.mtend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the M ining
recorder for a certificate of improvements for the
purpose of (obtaihing 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 TmproverdentsS^
Dated this 13th dayW April, A.D. 1904.fi
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works f6r permission to purchase
160 acres of mountain pasture laud, described as
follows r Commencing at a post-situated on the
south side of Similkameen river, about, 8 miles
from Princeton and opposite the mouth of Whip-
saw creek marked TJC.R's S.W. cornerythence
i.orth 80 chains following the meander of Similkameen river, thenee 20 chains"east,thence 80
chains souU^^he^ce^o,ch.ainsJvest to initial ppst.
[tfl' J»CiREV^BY,
W. F. REVELY, Agent.
Princeton, B.C.-, Apriraist,7904.
NOTICE.
IngersoU.BeUe'rtiineral claim, situate in the Sim-
■    iikaaieeii^ mining-' division   of   Yaie    district.   Where located:  On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Hannibal X,, Jones, free miner's certificate ■ No. B63374, Arthur B. Clabon, free
miner's certificate No. B75545, Edward Brown,
free miner's certificate No. B75518, and Smith
Curtis, free miner's certificate No. B75318, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown
grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 12th day of February, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Magnetic mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division Of Yale'district. Where
. located : On Kennedy mountain-.
Take notice that I, F. W, Groves,' acting as
agent for Hannibal L. Jones, free miner|s certificate No. B63374, and Arthur B. Clabon, free
miner's certificate No. B75545, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above
claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 12th day of Februai y; 1904.
NOTICE.
Tune  Bug mineral  claim,   situate .in the Similkameen  mining division of Yale district:?'
Where located : On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, F W. Groves, free miner's
certificate No. B72044, acting for seif and Sydney
M. Johnson, free miner's certificate No. B41751,
and Claud M. Snowden, free miner's certificate
■N6^B63363, intend, sixty days front 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 1 otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this nth day of February', A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Kenley mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen Mining Division . of Yale district.
Wherejjpcated: Copper mountain. *
.Take notice that I, Ernest Waterman, free
miner's certificate No. B72039 for myself and for
Edwin Barr Hall, free miner's certificate No.
B72040, intend sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply'to the Mining Recorder for a certificate
of improvements, for the .purpose of obtaining
a Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 9th day of April, 1904.
NOTICE.
Olympian mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of'Yaledistrict. 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. Fgjiser, 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
ic$/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
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 25th day of April, A.D. 1904/
NOTICE.
TAKE NOTICE that sixty days after date I
intend to apply to the Hgn. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase forty acres of Crown lands for pasturing purposes : Commencing at a post marked F.
Frembd's S.W. corner on the east and west line
on the north end of my pre-emption in Otter
Valley, thence running 20 chains nortHjffhence
20 chains east, thence 20 chains south, thence
20 chains west to place of commencement.
F. FREMBD.
Dated March 12th, 1904.
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May 21, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Hugh Kennedy brought down from
Friday creek a peculiar specimen of ore
for exhibition which was taken from the
Sultana mine. It is percolated with
mineral but its value has not been tested.
The Provincial Mining executive met
at Nelson on Wednesday.
W. C. McDougall of Olalla, was at Copper mountain last week.
P. Meitley, prospector, came up from
Hedley on his way to Bear creek.
W. Knight was here en route to Highland Valley, where he has interests in the
celebrated Transvaal group.
Mat Findlay,'the ever-genial representative of the Hudson's Bay Co., Vancouver, was in town yesterday.
A. Gallinger, of the Boulder Mining
Co., is expected to begin development
work shortly on the Cousin Jack.
G. "Tenas" Cawston, of the firm of
Edmonds & Cawston, Hedley beef barons,
spent Thursday in town taking in the
excitement and enjoying some high life.
Dr. Doherty, late assistant medical superintendent of the hospital for insane at
New Westminster, is now established at
Ymir in practice for the miners.
Messrs. Lowe, Coulthard and Richter
came up from Keremeos with a drove of
beef cattle to be fattened on the succulent grass for which this district is justly
famed Although the. winter was long
their cattle are thrifty and will soon be
in prime condition from wallowing in
splendid grazing.
W. Roadhouse, specialist for the Welby
royal mail line, came up with a wine and
spirit man on Friday.
The Vancouver World published a special edition, historical and descriptive of
Vancouver, on the nth inst., which does
infinite credit to the publishers and the
citizens of that rising city. As usual, the
World devotes a goodly space to the Similkameen, which must prove beneficial to
this district in such a well read journal.
Messrs. Jones and James were rubbering the town last Saturday in the interests of the Canada Rubber Co.
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
bv the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,200,000., Reserve and surplus profits, $2,000,000. Interest allowed
on Savings bank deposits of one dollar and
upwards from date of deposit to date of
withdrawal. A. H. SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B.C.
JAS. CLARK
WATCHMAKER
and JEWELLER
ALL   WORK WARRANTED
Hedley and Princeton
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. B75510, 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.
A Strong
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
May 21, 1904
May 21, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Socialism.
Editor Star—Sir: I note in a recent
issue of your paper a definition of a Socialist which is quite a gem in its way
and a good example of the absurd
notions which surround this important
subject in the minds of many ill-informed
but well-meaning people, who have never
as yet taken the trouble to investigate for
themselves on the matter. For the benefit of those who confound Socialism with
anarchy, disorder, dividing up property,
&c, I append a few definitions from recognized authorities and. world-famous
men :
"The ethics of Socialism are identical
with the ethics of Christianity."—Encyclopedia Brittanica.
"The abolition of that individual action
on which modern societies depend, and
the substitution of a regulated system of
co-operative action."—Imperial Dictionary.
"A theory of society that advocates a
more precise, orderly and harmonious
arrangement of the social relations of
mankind than that which has hitherto
prevailed."—Webster.
"A science of reconstructing society on
an entirely new basis by substituting the
principle of association for that of competition in every branch of industry."
—Worcester's Dictionary.
"A theory or policy that aims to secure
the reconstruction of society, increase of
wealth and a more equal distribution of
the products of labor through the public
collective ownership of labor and capital
(as distinguished from property) and the
public collective management of all industries. Its motto is "Everyone according to his deeds."—Standard Dictionary.
"Socialism is the ideal and hope of a
new society founded on industrial peace
and forethought, aiming at a new and
higher life for all men."—William Morris. •
"Socialism is simply applied Christianity : The Golden Rule applied to everyday life."—Prof. Ely.
"No thinking man will contradict that
associated industry is the most powerful
agent of production and that the principles of association are susceptible of further and beneficial development."—John
Stuart Mill.
"Socialism being the product of social
evolution, the only danger lies in obstructing it."—Rev. F. M. Sprague.
"Government and co-operation are in
all things and eternally the laws of life ;
anarchy and competition, eternally and
in all things, the laws of death."—Jotn
Ruskin. Socialist.
Hedley, May 10.
At school, little Charlie, being one of
the geography class, was deeply interested in learning the points of the compass. Said the teacher: "You have in
front of you the north ; on your right the
east; on your left the west. What have
you behind you?" After a moment's reflection Charlie exclaimed : "A patch on
my pants !" And to make the informa
tion more binding Charlie continued in a
shamefaced manner : "I knew you'd see
it, I told mamma you would."
'•Say," complained the customer, "I
want to put in a kick. Remember that
ton of coal I got here yesterday?" "Yes,
sir," said the dealer. "What's the matter with it?" "You sold it to me as your
best smokeless. I find it has a lot of
broken stone in it." "Well, stone doesn't smoke does it? What are you kicking about?"
"Is your husband an inventor?" "I
should say he is. You ought to hear
some of the excuses he invents when he
comes home late at night."
She—Her   singing   is  just  heavenly.
-He—The noise was at least unearthly.
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SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS
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Everything First Class-
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Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
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SIMILKAMEEN-ITS RICHES.
Nicola Goal Company has Good Bitu-
1^1 minous Coal Property.
Vancouver to Princeton, via Hope, 142
miles.
Vancouver to Keremeos, 180 miles.
That is the way the hoped-for railway
from the coast to the famous Similkameen
district will read some day.
"The building of the railroad would
open up one of the most productive districts in the province," said J. Black, of
Keremeos, who is spending a few days in
Vancouver.
"The mining possibilities, too, are well
known, and there is at least one great
mine, the Nickel Plate, which has been
developed and proved. It is really the
best developed mining property in the
province today. I believe that it is one
of the greatest mines on the continent.
There are plenty of other mining proper-
. ties which only await railway facilities to
go ahead with development."
"The opening of the Similkameen district would give a new territory which
would be tributary to the cities of the
coast. It would also furnish a field for
settlement that would be sure to attract
people coming into the province. As it
is at present situated, so far from all facilities, there is nothing to induce newcom-
e s to settle there and develop the country."
Mr. Black has lived in the Similkameen district five years now and like
others who have waited long for the coming of a railroad he feels somewhat discouraged at the slowness with which the
proposition matures. He says of the district itself and its advantages : "I believe
there is no more perfect climate anywhere. Last winter we had but little
snow and the weather was simply beautiful nearly all the time. There is not
much land in the district open for settlement as it is nearly all held in large
ranges by stockmen. Some oi them have
20,000 to 30,000 acres."
The
A. t HO WSE CO. L'ti
PRINCETON
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New Goods Arriving
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The Coutlee Coal and Iron Co. with
headquarters in Portland, Oregon, are
pushing business along steadily. They
undoubtedly have some of the best coal
lands in the great coal belt of the Similkameen and Nicola country. Some of
the latest samples brought down from
Nicola by C. F. Law show conclusively
that at depth true bituminous coal is
found and of a very high grade. The
Coutlee Co. has a large tract of land in
the same section and it is understood that
boring for the seams will be undertaken
on an extensive scale soon. The company will begin immediately to open up
and get their mines ready for shipping
for it will not now be very long until railway facilities will be given that section.
It is supposed that the June session of
parliament will deal with various railway
proposals and the Similkameen and
Nicola sections will not be overlooked.—
Vancouver Ledger.
The Latest Styles
Ladies' Children's and Men's
Clothing, Boots I Shoes
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Groceries, Provisions, Hardware
f     Miners Supplies, Ac.
Do It Now!
When you've got a job to do,
Do it now!
If it's one you wish was through,
Do it now !
If you're sure the job's your own,
Don't hem and haw and groan—
Do it now!
Don't put off a bit of work,
Do it now!
It does'nt pay to shirk,
Do it now !
If you want to fill a place
And be useful to the race,
Just get up and take a brace.
Do it now!
Don't linger by the way,
Do it now!
You'll lose if you delay,
Do it now!
If the other fellows wait,
Or postpone until it's late,
You hit up a faster gait—
Do it now!
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Nicola Lake and Princeton
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May 21, 1904
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Size of Lots 50x100
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Terms: 1-3 Cash;
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