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SIMILKAMbn
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. 18.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, AUGUST J 3, J 904.
$2 a Year, in Advance,
Railway Notes.
Writing to the Vancouver World, of
recent date, Geo. A. Begg, one of the
promoters of the Nicola, Kamloops and
Similkameen railway, in part, says : "Our
company has not been idle since our visit
to B.C. last {fall, on the contrary it has
been hard at work preparing plans and
surveys, and generally making arrangements for a start as soon as the local legis
lature can see its way clear to grant the
aid asked for. In order to complete the
work of surveys, our engineers find it
necessaro to go over the ground again and
will have a staff at work about Aug. 13."
Ferry, on the Curlew-Midway branch
of the Great Northern, which, six weeks
ago was an original forest, will, within a
few days, have two general stores, four
saloons, a jewelry store and a restaurant.
A Great Northern survey party is expected in Princeton about the 1st of Sep.
tember.
An unconfirmed report to. the effect
that the contract had been let for grading
to Oro, about 25 miles west of Midway, is
in circulation.
A large number of mules and railway
constructing plant is accumulating near
Midway.     	
Gold on Stirling Creek.
Aleck McTaggart brought up word
from Twenty-Mile that quite a ripple of
excitement had been caused by the recent
rich discovery of gold ore at the head of
Stirling creek, about six miles from Hedley on the south side of the Similkameen
river. The ore is decomposed quartz and
assayed #208 per ton. Jack Neal, the discoverer, has already been offered a big
figure for his claim by the Daly people
who have had an expert on tne ground.
Claims have been staked off all around
the discovery location. If the interest
is maintained upon further development
and exploration there will be a lively
camp there in a very short time. Stirling creek is reached by fording the Similkameen at W. Jameson's ranch.
School begins on Monday with Miss
Dalby of Victoria as teacher.
Fred Wampole took a tumble off a
mowing machine he was riding at Mrs.
Findlay's which stunned him for a few
moments and bruised his leg seriously.
But for the timely forethought of Miss
Janet Findlay the horses would have
broken away with the machine and thus
have added probable disaster to accident.
It is reported that a former legal light
in Princeton will shortly introduce a
party of American capitalists to the Similkameen.
Mrs. E. Waterman has ,a very pretty
collection of butterflies ranging from the
large, gaudy-hued beauty which looks
all wings, down to the tiny, sombre-
tinted one with delicate features. No
one would scarcely surmise such butterflies of exquisite beauty and delicacy
could be found outside the tropics.
MINING PARAGRAPHS
Even the Water and the Trees
Assay in Copper at
Roche River.
Equipping the Granby Mines  with
Farther Expenditure—Doubling Furnaces.
Illustrative of the varied mineral resources of this section of the Similkameen it is a fact that even the water and
wood are impregnated with copper in
such quantity as to yield values. At the
claim of Messrs. Pouwels and Bonnlver
on Roche river the water issuing from a
fissure is so highly charged with the solution of sulphides of copper that nails
immersed in it soon take on a thick coat
of copper. The trees in that vicinity are
also copper stained by the solution in the
percolating sap. A chip off a tree will
expose the stain so readily detected by
the "mineral" eye. Only in one or two
places in the world are these remarkable
properties known to exist, in one of which
a hundred tons of iron were submerged
for a year when it was dissolved and
each ton of iron produced nearly two
tons of a red precipitated mud, every ton
of which yielded 1600 pounds of pure
copper. At the Rio Tinto mine in Spain
the sulphate in solution is thus utilized;
the waters yield annually 1880 cwt. of
copper and consume 2400 cwt. of iron.
Messrs. Pouwels and Bonniver beside
having an unusually fine showing of ore
on their claim have thus a liquid stream
Of copper flowing by their cabin door
which is of undoubted commercial value
when iron is deposited in it.
Jay P. Graves, general manager of the
Granby Consolidated, states that the company has decided to spend about $75,000
in equipping the Granby mines, which
are reached by the Great Northern tracks.
The Granby mines are now able to produce more ore than the smelter can reduce. It has been decided to increase
the size of ,lhe plant by doubling the
number of furnaces.
British Columbia mining men should
make a point to attend the American
mining congress, which will convene in
Portland, Ore., on August 22, and continue until Aug. 27. Canada will have
as official representatives Messrs. Eugene
Haanel, Ph.D., and A. E. Barlow. Mining men of prominence from all-parts of
the United States will be brought together at this congress and the sessions
give promise of being most interesting
and instructive.
There is every evidence of a mining
boom in the Similkameen before many
months have elapsed. On the strength
of railway construction being almost a
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LOCAL NEWS ITEMS
Farmers Spy out the Land for
Agricultural Purposes
get 'Mineralized/
Labor Day at Hedley will be Celebrated on the 5th and 6th
of September.
Messrs. Parker, Trimble and Wells
formerly of Red Deer, Alberta, came in
from the coast via Hope Pass last Saturday to prospect for agricultural land.
They have been wheat growers and
creamery operators in Alberta, and would
engage in -those industries here were conditions favorable. They left on Wednesday on their return trip thoroughly impressed with the great mineral resources
of the country.
Luke Gibson came in with his pack)
train from Roche river, leaving on Mon-j
day with supplies for the U.S. survey outfit now cutting out the trails six feet wide|
to admit of the main body to follow
shortly.
W. Brown was in town this week from
Aspen Grove. He predicts great activity
in that camp as soon as it becomes definitely known that the railway people
mean business.
E. Barr Hall met with a very painful
accident last Friday night while leading
a cayuse with a rope halter. The animal,
either through fright or sheer cussedness
suddenly balked, causing the rope in Mr.
Hall's hand to swiftly pay out, his thumb
being caught in a sort of half hitch which
stripped the fleshy part of it from the first
joint to the end. The thumb was un-
jointed also. Surgical aid being required
he was driven to Hedley and his many
friends will be pleased to know the
danger of amputation is slight as the
wound is healing nicely.
E. James and son, mining'brokers and
investors of Vancouver, came in last Saturday, stopping off at Otter Flat to inspect the camps in that vicinity.
C. E. Barnard, of the international
boundary survey, left on Monday for
Loomis, accompanied by Mrs. Barnard.
He expects to return in ten days.
Princeton has three magistrates and
Hedley has none. Wherefore ? ask some
Hedleyites.
Bill Scruby struck out last Sunday for
Peachland taking the direct route via|
Five-Mile. Bill has done more travel |
ling in B.C. than most men and scarcely
ever deviates a bee line for mountain or
river. He has swam most of the rivers,
using his head for a deck for his clothes
and perishables. Like thousands of
others he is waiting for the railway to hit
the Similkameen and then he will make
a clean-up and travel the remainder of
his "natural."
Labor Day at Hedley.
The Labor day celebration on September 5th and 6th at Hedley gives evidence
of unusual effort to ensure its success and
make it in every particular worthy of the
day it commemorates. The posters announce a programme of horse races, athletic sports, sawing contest, drilling contest and baseball match. A graud ball
will be held on the night of Monday, 5th
September. The prize list totals the generous sum of $800 which will be ample
to excite the keenest rivalry in the various events. Those who attended last
year's celebration had'a foretaste of what
constitutes true western hospitality—this
year will be ho exception. A lot of
Princetonians will be there to join in the
merrymaking.    God Save the King.
Gold Saving Machine at Granite.
Donald Macphail came down from
Granite on Monday and reports the gold
saving machine recently experimented
with on the creek as partially successful.
More water pressure is required where
the gold is coarse, as it is in Granite
.creek, and until this is obtained the'machine will be handicapped. The owners
of the machine are deserving of every
success, having overcome many discouragements and prejudices which so frequently beset the endeavors of inventors
and legitimate enterprise. There is a lot
of gold in the bed of Granite creek which
1 ought to be recovered and Mr. Macphail
^believes it can be done with increased
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pressure in the above machine.
A set of polo implements are available
for any lovers of this manly sport.
What's the matter with having a tourney
[at Hedley on Labor day ?
W. Murray came up from Hedley on
Wednesday on his way to Nicola. He
reports excessive heat there recently, the
thermometer reaching as high as 106 degrees. He states that the celebration on
Labor day bids fair to be a success. The
sum of $600 has been collected for sports
and entertainment.
Tenders are asked for the erection of a
school house at Keremeos.
Wild raspberries and saskatoons are
fully ripe and plentiful. Berrypickers
are at a premium.
There will be no religious service on
Sunday as the Rev. Mr. Lang has gone
to Peachland for auricular treatment.
Sunday school at 3 p.m.
"Dick" Cawston gave up ranching last
fall and went east to Ontario to spend the
evening of his life amid the scenes of his.
youth. Somehow when once a man be-
comee a habitant of the great west with .
its freedom from style and fashion he
cannot relish the effete eastern way, so
Dick is back to the Boundary gold hunting and turning an occasional jackspot.
A fireguard has been ploughed around
the A. E. Howse Co'~ saw mill and lumber yard.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
August 13, 1904
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON, B.C.
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager.
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
One Year,   aS*1"- -Ijj-  -   $2.00
Payable in Advancej
Subscribers will confer a Favor on this office by
promptly reporting any chauge"'in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application,
I<egal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
VANCOUVER BOARD OF TRADE.
The seventeenth annual report of
the Vancouver board of trade is a
welcome contribution to every editor's and business man's desk. It
gives the commercial history of the
metropolis of the province for the
past year, as well as recording progress and development of the various industries of the country. The
president's address is especially
worthy of perusal as it bristles with
information suitable for many of
the pursuits of life in B. C. As
there is a provincial pride taken in
the remarkable growth of Vancouver, so are its public bodies and institutions regarded as the most progressive and influential and models
for less favored towns and cities.
If one may venture to suggest an
innovation to the Vancouver board
it would be in respect of the establishment of a permanent exhibit of
minerals in that city. By so doing
mining men would be attracted to
the city who now go to other cities
for their information. Everything
that pertains to mining should he
available for the instruction and
guidance of investor, miner or capitalist. At present mining districts
in the interior are handicapped because there is not a mining centre
in the province such as Spokane in
Washington. The board ot trade
can by its influence and support
greatly enhance the importance of
Vancouver from a mining aspect if
it will act on the lines suggested.
The report makes no mention of
the Similkameen although it is the
nearest mineral field to Vancouver
and one which by all the laws of
trade must be tributary to it when
a. coast to Kootenay railway is built.
his name to be used for the purpose
of stirring up political strife and
making political capital for a party?
Yet this same paltry lord of high
and mighty lineage, in the receipt
of wages from the Canadian government, steps with sublime effrontery onto the platform and inveighs
against the Liberal government for
having a mind of its own. He
panders to the yellow press and
tory partizan by telling his audience to keep both hands on the flag,
implying that it was not safe in
Liberal guardianship. The government of Canada should not allow this country to he afflicted with
an imported military firebrand who
by his conduct sows the seeds of
rebellion and disunion—there are
enough native born of, that stripe.
The villification and slander that
has arisen from the Dundonald incident through Conservative speakers
and press will be deplored and condemned by all respectable citizens.
To malign and otherwise impute
base motives to the first gentleman
in the land, Sir Wilfrid Laurier,
because he did his duity in dismissing Lord Dundonald from command of the militia, is evidence of
a low ebb in tory political ethics.
There are a number of forest fires
raging iu this vicinity which may
yet do immense damage. The season is already very dry with considerable high winds and the drouth is
likely to be prolonged. The de1
struction of timber, though little
felt now, will, in the future be sorely missed for mining and building
purposes. The damage to fences
and feed will be felt at once; An
effort should be made to control
these fires before further damage is
done.
NOTICE.
TPHIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
* the Chief Commissioner of Ivands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum
on the following described lands in Yale division
of Yale district: -~. _.
Commencing at a post marked J. Y. Mac Adam's coal claim. S.E. corner, thence north 80
chains, thence west 80 chains, along south line
of "Blakemore" claim, thence south 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains to place of commencement,
containing 640 acres.
J. Y. MacADAM, Locator,
W. A. D.a VIS, Agent.
Located June 16,1904.
DISGRACEFUL POLITICS.
It is a matter for serious reflection by every citizen to observe the
party rancor exhibited by leading
Conservative newspapers and poli-.
ticians upon the slightest pretext.
Everyone will have observed the
8 danger of snapping the ties of
friendship, aye, even of kinship,
between the motherland and Canada
when the voice and pen of vicious
demagogues are allowed unlimited
rein as in the case of the recent
Dundonald incident. Who would
ever suppose that a noble lord of
aristocratic pedigree   would allow
Commencing at a post marked D. F. Campbell's coal claim, N.E. corner, running 80 chains
west along south line of J. Y. MacAdam's claim,
thence 80 chains south, thence 80.chains east,
thence 80 chains north to place of commencement, containing 640 acres.
D. F. CAMPBELL, Locator,
W. A. DAVIS, Agent.
Located June 16, 1904.
NOTICE.
THIRTY 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 lauds:—
Situated on the*right bank of One-Mile creek,
■2.y2 miles from Princeton, commencing at a post.
And running south 80 chains, west 80 chains
north 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
H. B. CANNON,
C. O. FRENCH. Agent.
Located Aug. 7, 1904.
i Commencing at the N.E- corner of H. B. Cannon's ooal claim,
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains west.
80 chains south, 80 chains east to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
W. L. GERMAIN,
C. O. ERENCH, Agent.
Located Aug. 7, 1904.
Commencing at the S.E. corner of W. L. Germain's coal claim,
And running 80 chains east, 80 chains north, 80
chains west, 80 chains south, back to post, containing in all 640 acres.
A. F. MCDONALD,
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Located, Aug 7,1904.
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. B72T43fand 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 1 otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before: the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 9th day of July, A.D. 3904.
NOTICE.
TPHIRTY days from date I  intend to apply to
*   the Chief Commissioner of Lands-ond Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands :—
5 Commencing at a ppst marked A. Green's
%-S. 3, and %-S. 4, placed on east side of Cold-
water river, al out 3 miles south of Coutlee.
And running46chains west,8ochains;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-
saw creek marked T.C.R's S.W. corner, thence
north 80 chains following the meander of Similkameen river, thenee 20 chains east, thence 8c
chains south, thence 20 chains west to initial post.
8£fi*B$ T. C. P.KVELY,
W. F. REVELY, 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, 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.
vind 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 comtnenced-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. 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.
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 JohnKearns' 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.
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. B63334, 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. 72o45,intend
sixty days- from the date hereof, to abpiy 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 may 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, Batisli
Colunfbia.
You are hereby notified that I have expended the sum of $200 for work on the above mentioned claims and $5 for recofaing the same for
assessments, such being required and necetsary
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 or refuse 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
iu the proper office in that behalf Ihe affidavit
required by Section 4 of the Mineral Act
Amendment Act, iqoo.
Dated this nth day of Tuly, 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. . . 5» .
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, 3 ou fail or refuse to contribute your portion of the expenditure required by section 24 of the " Mineral Act,"
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia, 1897, in respect of th-; Klondyke
mineral claim, situate on Copper mountain in
the Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District, British Columbia, together with altjpcosts of
advertising, your interest in said claim shall be;
come vested in your co-owner, Tricinas 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 wcik, and yen aie 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 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 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'TO. CONTRACTORS.
CEALED TENDERS, indorsed "Tender for
^ School house," will be received by the undersigned up to noon of Saturday, the 13th August,
1904, for the erection and completion of a one-
room frame school house at Keremeos, B.C.
Plans, specification, forms of tender and contract may be seen on and after the 3rd August,
1904, at the office of the Gold Commissioner, Fair-
view; of G." Kirby, Esq.. Secretary of the School
Boare Keremeos, and at the Lands and Works
Department, Victoria, B.C.
Tenders will not be considered unless made
upon the printed forms supplied for the purpose,
and the agreement to execute a bond appended
to the form of tender is duly signed by the contractor himself and two responsible sureties, residents of the Province, in the penal sum of $250,
for the faithful performance of the wo: k.
The lowest or anv tender not necessarily accepted. "  W  S. GORE
Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Works.
Lands and Works Department, :
Victoria, B.C.. 29th July, 1904.
ROCHUSSEN & COLUS
Yates St., Victoria, B.C.
MANUFACTURER'S AGENTS FOR
Mining Machinery
and supplies
Tenders on Engineering Contracts
MINING BROKERS
Quotations on all kinds of machinery
WRITE US FOR PRICES
DOCTOR WANTED.
For Princeton and vicinity. Government sut-
sidv $300 per annum. Exceptionally bright future for capable man. Town is on proposed coast
to Kootenay railway.   Address
MEDICAL COMMITTEE,
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
MINING PARAGRAPHS.
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certainty an unusual amount of Inquiries
for coal and metalliferous properties are
received in each mail by local owners.
There is also a wave of commercial depression sweeping over the east which
has the effect of driving capital into the
mining regions of the west. A million
or two of eastern capital can find splendid opportunity for investment in this
portion of the Similkameen and no one
will ever see prices lower than they are
now. Our advice to any reader contemplating purchase of either town real estate or farm lands, coal or metal mines,
is: Do it now!
C. O. French is sending a number of
specimens of ore to L. G. Barron for show
at the Portland mining congress.
The St. George and other Bear creek
mineral claims which have been recently
acquired by some Vancouver capitalists
with C. F. Law, are considered by experts to be very rich. The average assay
of the ore is $50 in gold, the remaining
values consisting of silver and copper.
The ore bears a strong likeness to the
Nickel Plate and Cousin Jack in gold
formation and deposit but is an almost
pure smelting mineral, lying in a fissure
vein.. Bear creek is about 20 miles from
Princeton.
Dan Coutenay is more than usually
elated with the results of his labor on
the United Empire, about 2^ miles from
town. The showing is certainly enough
to arouse enthusiasm and assays are expected to fully verify predictions.
The Daly Reduction Co's stamp mill at
Hedley has been shut down owing to the
breaking of a shaft.    It  will take a couple of weeks to replace it with one or-
. dered from Seattle.
Ra Ha ROGERS
M.A., B.C.L.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
OLALLA P.O.
Simikameen, B.G.
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H. C. COOPER
Harness, Saddles, "^IS"^
MANUFACTURER AND DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF
Harness of any Description and any Price Made to Order—Send for Prices.
[Established 12 years in Vernon.]
KELOWNA, B.C.
iW Freight Prepaid to Penticton on all Orders from
Princeton and Vicinity.
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Tne Lillooet election is going very
much in favor of Stoddart, the Liberal
candidate. The downfall of McBrideism
is in sight.
Sam Spencer has some fine 'spuds' in
his garden that were never irrigated but
twice felt the withering touch of J. Frost.
E. Waterman has passed the amateur
stage in taking views and photos with
his kodak.
He—So your relatives object to me?
She—Yes; but don't worry. I have ac.
cepted your proposition.
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
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HEDLEY CITY STOftf.
[A Complete New Stock of General Herchan-
dise always on hand,
CONSISTING OF A FULL LINE OF
Groceries, Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes; also
Builder's  Supplies, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Wall
Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill Steel,
Harness and Saddlery.
Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
J. A. SCHUBERT.
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT   &    GILMAN,
M PROVINCIAL C
ASSAYERS [
THE  VANCOUVER ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Wood,
Vallance &
Leggat,
Limited.
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Sherwin-Williams'
Paints
MURALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
VANCOUVER, B. C.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,229,280.00. Reserve fund
and surplus profits, $2,067,080.95. Interest allowed on Savings bank deposits of
one dollar and upwards from date of deposit to date of withdrawal. A. H.
SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B.C.
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.
NICHOl^SON, P.O. Box 460, Victoria, B C.
M
I PIERCY & Co.,
WHOLESALE
DRY GOODS
J< VICTORIA, B. C
MANUFACTURERS OF
Clothing, Top Shirts and
Underwear.
I JAS. CLARK
WATCHMAKER
and JEWELLER
ALL   WORK  WARRANTED
Hedley and Princeton
BMImMI+Zmliw WALL FINISH
BWMUr^MMU  WALL  FINISH
This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its durability, pretty tints, and the easy mode of mixing and applying. Put up in 23 beautiful
shades and white. Ask your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
McLENNAN, McFEELY & Co., Ltd.,
Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
A
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.
Strong
Combination.
! Manitoba Hard Wheat
and the Lake of the
Woods   Milling  Co'y,
Combine to produce the finest grade
of flour on the market.
Try Best   Patent  Brand.
JAS. J. LOUTIT,   Agent,
Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
The Vancouver Breweries, Lid.
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
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
DOERING & MARSTRAND & RED CROSS BREWERIES,
VANCOUVEP, B. C
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 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
August 13, 1904
PREVENTING FOREST FIRES.
Must Clear a Margin and Leave no
Dying1 Embers to Rekindle.
That the fires now raging about Princeton and district are the results of carelessness and possibly ignorance of the law, it
may prove not uninteresting or unprofitable to give a summary of infractions :
All persons who make or start a fire in
any woods or forest or upon lands adjacent thereto between May 1st and October 1st in any year, for cooking, obtaining warmth, or for any industrial purpose, are obliged to clear a sufficient
space surrounding the place in which
such fire is started, and the fire is to be
completely extinguished before leaving
the place.
I Ranchers and settlers clearing lands
are required at all times to constantly
watch over and care for any fire they
may start for clearing purposes so as to
prevent its spreading and getting beyond
control, and must first clear a margin
around the spot or tract to be cleared up
by fire.
The burden of proving that the terms
ol the act have been complied with is
specifically placed upon the defendants
in any action under the act.
:'It,is further provided that it shall be
the duty of every provincial government
agent, gold commissioner, timber inspector, forest ranger, mining recorder and
provincial police officer or constable to
enforce the provisions and requirements
of the act.
"He declares his wife made him all
that he is." "Quite likely ; and I should
judge that she didn't waste more than
half an hour on the job."
"Do you think that elections are as
honest as they used to be?" "No," answered Senator -Sorghum, "I can't say I
do. A lot of people get paid for votes
nowadays and then don't deliver the
goods."
The eagle is a noble bird,
And wings its flight on high,
The grouse is of lowlier mould,
But makes a better fry.
"Judge," pleaded the convicted man,
"do what you like with me, but don't
send my wife to prison too. Let 'er go."-
"Impossible," replied the jugde, sternly.
"You go to the penitentiary and she goes
to the house of correction." "Oh, that's
all right! I was afraid you was goin' to
put us in the same cell."
Mineral
Spokane Fair Oct. 3=9
Prospectors and others are invited to
contribute mineral specimens for an exhibit at the Spokane Fair. Specimens
should be of about 25 lbs.- weight with
names of claim and owner attached. Specimens will be received by C. E. Thomas,
F. W. Groves and at the Mining Recorder's office. BY ORDER,
PRINCETON BOARD  OF TRADE.
~50~ YEARS'
EXPERIENCE
Trade Marks
Designs
Copyrights &c.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
invention is probably patentable. Communications strictlyjconfldtential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, |n the
Stientifi
A handsomely illustrated weekly. Largest circulation of any scientific journal. Terms, $3 a
yea^r; four months, $1. Soldbyalflnewsdealers.
l^y^&Co.36lBfoad^ New York
.   Branch OntceJ«25 F SUJHTashington. D. C.
St CO. Vi
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Too TbII€
-:o:
cents isn't much,
Yet it will buy about the nicest pound of tea you ever brewed. We
have a little better tea at a little better price, but the majority"
of tea drinkers don't care to pay more than 50 cents a pound,
especially when they can get such a nice blend as our Ceylon at"
that price. This tea is bought especially for us, we mix it to suit,"
and sell it only in bulk. You can have as much as you want of i€
at 50 cents a pound.
THE:
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NICOLA LAKE AND PRINCETON
LIMITED
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August 13, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
THE GOD OF GOLD.
By W. E. P. French, Captain U.S. Army.
Published by request.
Hard and yellow, heavy and cold,
Denied by vices manifold
That have used it for lure and snare and
5§gfe price;
Won with marked cards and with loaded
dice ;
Stained    with   lewdness   and   women's
shame; •
Sordid bribe for a man's fair name ;
Blurred  with  blood and with children's
tears;
Fouled with sweat through the toil-wrung
years ;
Blackened  with dust from the coal-pit's
mouth;
Cankered with wrong—east, west, north,
south ; !
Tainted with  shackle of serf and slave ;
Fetid  with  mould  from  the drunkard's
grave ;
Accomplice  of murder and crime's best
tool;
Joy of the miser, and pride of the fool;
Foe of truth, and the lie's ally ;
Pay of traitor and thrice-damned spy ;
Dole of the spoiler to Charity—
Theft's insult of alms to humanity.-
Wage of the harlot; loot of the thief;
Promoter of crimes that pass belief;
Hire of slanderer, forger, cheat;
Spoil of a stab iu the midnight street;
Fee for the unjust law's decree ;
Guerdon of fraud and hypocrisy ;
Salvage of wrecks on a sea of wrong—
The  loss   of the  weak, the  gain of the
strong.
Base suborner of perjury ;
Prop of false pride and luxury ;
Maker of envy, spite and spleen ;
Creator of book and play obscene ;
Breeder of every breach of trust;
Pander to war and to fierce blood-lust,
To the lust of the eye and the lust of gold
That hardens   men's  hearts  and  turns
them cold:
Despoiler of labor, menace of life,
Gold God of cruelty, hatred, strife.
*'*''*       *       *        *       *
Bow, O Fool, as thou passest by !
. This is the God we have set on high
" Beneath the dome  of the Union sky,"
This is the thing'to which we pray,
This is our Golden Calf today,
This the Deity we obey.
Down on thy knees to the Dollar-God !
He.owns the water, the trees, the sod,
The food, the clothing, the oil, the coal—
Owns thee, body, estate and soul,
Holds existence, in deed of fee—
- Controller of life and destiny.
Genuflex, Fool, to the Gold of pelf,
Lord God of the Great I Am—of Self!
*       *   '   *       *       *       *       *
His heaven, wealth ; financial loss, his
hell;
His litany a stock that's watered well
His incense, interest ; his book of prayer,
Bond, .mortgage, scrip, certificate and
share;
His temple the exchange; his altar-
stones,
Discount, collateral, secured call-loans ;
His priests are usurers; his creed, "Combine,"
His sacred symbol is the dollar-sign ;
His bible, business; and his only son
Is Profit—out of work by others done.
His one commandment, "Do and do thy
worst,
Lest, by ill chance, thy neighbor do thee
first.
Prey without    ceasing.     Honor,   love,
forget,
But take thy lawful pound of flesh for
lawful debt.
Steer close and shrewdly clear of prison
gate,
And put an S in front of peculate.
By trust and franchise mulct—let none
go free—
And worship thou none other god save
hJCHnU
Just Opened
COMMERCIAL
HOTEL
First Class Dining Room
Hedley
City
Newly filled
Ge®<3 Beds
 No Chinese Employed-	
f-BFST BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS,^!
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
Largest Sale in Canada
For  CONNOISSEURS Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the  province.
R. P. RITHET & CO., Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
Straight
OTEL
NICOLA LAKE
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WE ARE EXCLUSIVELY
SHOEMAKERS
AND CAN GUARANTEE
Style, Comfort and Durability
IN FOOTWEAR
MANUFACTURED
BY US.
THAMES
HOLDEN
Company
OF MONTREAL, LTD.
VANCOUVER   B.C.
The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
TELEPHONE- BATH.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
Q**Ker'tMKi2k F°r   the STAR
For   the  STAR
IF YOU GET g|
A CIGAR ONE HALF
AS GOOD AS THE
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August 13, 1904
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PEtiNCETON
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Lots for
PRESENT PRICES OF
LOTS
From $2.00 to $ JO.
Per Front Foot*^^
Size of Lots 50x100
Ft. and 33x100 Ft.
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
BaL 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent, per annum. &
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British Colamhia*
overmen! f Head-
quarters Fir the Sffillneen District.
BEAUTIFULLY 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.
FINE CLIMATE
and pure WATER
ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM
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Send tor Map and Price List to &&*&.&&
ERNEST I WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION  FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.
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