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Yale-Cariboo Elections will be Held on tbe 22nd Inst.
}'sio    ct-9 ft  r^Bra ^i a
Vox Populi, Vox Dei.
Coal, Iron, Copper, Gold, Silver and Platinum, are the Chief Minerals Found in this part of the Province.
The Great Attraction to the Similkameen is Its Marvellous Distribution of Minneral Wealth over a Country which is Easily Accessible.
Vol. v.   No. 30.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, J 904.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
MINING PARAGRAPHS
Boundary Mines Increase Out'
r.put and Discoveries
Being Made.
Gold Brick of $4,000 in Value-i-Rail-
way Grade Uncovers Large
Ore Body.
The British Columbia mineral exhibit
at the St. Louis World's Fair captured
the grand prize.
Find a good vein that assays well and
you will never have any trouble in developing it if you don't try to hide your luck
from the world.
October's pay roll of the Crow's Nest
Coal Co. was $118,448.
A gold brick worth $4,000 is the result
of a month's work at the Oyster-Criterion
mill, Camborne. The Great Northern
Mines, L'd, which owns the prodncing
properties, regards the clean-up as satisfactory, as after deducting all expenses
for mining and milling a good balance is
left on the right side of the ledger.
Nature makes all mineral veins clearly,
The trouble with prospectors is often that
they go about as blind as bats.
The latest exposure of a large ore body
by railway construction is that on the
Oro Denoro in the Boundary. The Great
Northern in building across the property
has exposed a lead 100 feet wide, which
is believed to be considerably wider
when development will have shown it up.
Mineral property owners along the line
of railway in the Similkameen will be
gratified if they should have a similar ex--
perience. Thus the railway becomes a
prospector and general benefactor.
Big, broad veins of moderate values
always pay more in the long run than
small streaks of even virgin gold.
Coke from the International Coal and
Coke Co., at Coleman, Alberta, is now
being used at the Granby smelter, as well
as coke from Fernie.
No good prospect has ever gone begging if its finder has not been too selfish
to let others know about it.
Since the annual meeting of the Granby
Co. about a month ago its shares have
appreciated considerably on the Boston
stock exchange. The price has risen to
$4 and in one week over 57,000 shares
changed hands.
The smelter owned by the Montreal &
Boston Co. is well equipped and located
at Boundary Falls, B.C.   One furnace is
now blown in, a second will be within a
1   few weeks and a third is being construct-
I   ed and will be blown in as soon as the
I mines furnish the tonnage.   Each fur-
'<>' nace can handle over 300 tons of ore per
^day.    The   cost of a   furnace is about
$20,000.
J.'iP. H. Craven, of Rossland, is opera
ting a 100-ton plant in saving gold on
the Columbia river above Trail, and is
said to be making a handsome profit on
40 per cent, gravel.
Shipments from Rossland mines last
week amounted to 6,000 tons with a total
for the year to date of 281,420.
Owners of the Province mine on the
south fork of Kaslo creek, have been
offered $80,000 for the property. The
offer was refused, the price asked being
jf.100,000.
Fourteen mines shipped 4,662,646 lbs.
of ore to the Trail smelter in the month
of September, the leadicontents of which
was 2,262,766 lbs. The St. Eugene and
North,Star lead the list.
Because a mining district has a quiet
spell does not mean that the district is
no good. The biggest booms follow the
dullest weeks.
Five-Mile Boad Required.
W. C. Bate, road superintendent, has
been making inspection of roads in this
vicinity and reports them in good condition. A trail into the Bear creek camp
will be constructecl and other improvements made in the near future. A necessary piece of road and one which settlers
have justification for complaint at the delay in making it lies between Princeton
and the Five-Mile. Mr. Bate's attention
is respectfully directed to this matter in
the hope that his report will contain a
recommendation for immediate improvement. The Five-Mile is increasing in
population by birth and acquisition until
its importance demands a good road to
Princeton, its market town.
Okanagan District Prosperous.
Ernest Thomas arrived in town this
week aftei about six month's absence in
the Okanagan district. He speaks in
glowing terms of the progress and advantages of that section, which is rapidly
filling up with a very desirable and thrifty
lot of settlers who are chiefly retired
Manitoba farmers in search of fruit land
and an equable climate. At Kelowna
the town is expanding in all directions
at the rate of a new dwelling every week
besides business and other structures
A new school house, 80x120, with large
wings, was recently erected. The town
is in need of incorporation and steps are
being taken toward that end. The Vernon and Kelowna telegraph line is under
construction and will probably be extended to Penticton to connect with the
telephone line now being constructed
from Nicola to that point. The fruit yield
this year was good and several carloads
weekly are shipped. Prunes are a favorite fruit among growers and new plantations are being made. Mr. Thomas reports that the proposed* sale of the T.
Ellis estate at Penticton seems likely to
be accomplished. He thinks it would be
a good thing for the country as the land
thus available would afford homes for
many settlers.
LOCAl AND GENERAL
Fountain of Local News Seriously Affected by the
Long Drouth.
But the Telephone Now Building Will
be as the Gentle Dew from
the Heavens.
The alleged case of trespass which was
brought before magistrates Waterman and
Thomas on- Monday last by Indians was
dismissed for lack of evidence.
Miss McNeil, of Stellarton, N.S., who
has been sojourning at hotel Jackson for
several days, left on Friday for Hedley.
She was very favorably impressed with
Princeton and thought it a delightful
place to settle down in.
A grand opening ball will be given to
the public on Tuesday, the 15th inst.
at the Hotel Similkameen, Hedley. Mr.
McDermott, the proprietor, invites everybody to come and participate in the enjoyment. The Hotel Similkameen is one
of the finest in the interior and under its
present capable management is sure to
command a large share of public patronage.
The last issue of the Kelowna Clarion
contains an interesting account of the
tobacco industry in --that fertile section.
Kelowna tobacco is of superior quality
and has been pronounced by experts almost equal to the Havana leaf in quality
and flavor. There are at least 10,000 acres
in the vicinity of Kelowna, capable of
producing tobacco, and it is estimated
that 8,000,000 pounds of high grade cigar
tobacco might be grown annually.
Born—On the 2nd inst., the wife of
Ronald Hewat, of a son.
Several fellows are down on their luck
because they did not improve the 'shining
hour' and catch the winsome bird ere her
pinions were outspread in Hedleian flight.
Procrastination is making some men
baldheaded and grey while others seize
the opportunity and become happy or
henpecked.
BOABD 07 TRADE.
Telephone Construction.
Actual construction of the telephone
line has begun with a large force of men
strung out along the route from Nicola to
Penticton. The supervisor, Thos. Hunter,
has allotted divisions to foremen who
have men clearing a narrow right-of-way
for the wire stringers and lopping off
such branches as are in the way or are
dangerous to the wire. The digging of
holes, cutting poles and charring them,
will take considerable labor and time,
but with a continuance of the present
fine weather the line will be in operation
within a month's time. No contracts are
let and every available man is given employment.
Land Office Facilities Required—Annual Election of Officers.
At the board of trade meeting on Thursday night the following members were
present. Messrs. Bell, Cowan, Snowden,
Lyall, Jackson, Thomas, Hall, Groves,
Summers, Waterman and Wright. After
routine communications were read from
A. J. Baxter, secretary Vancouver Tourist Association and from R. Marpole, superintendent C.P.R., both referring to
the shipment of ore for exhibition at
Vancouver. Mr. Baxter aaid he would
procure a good newspaper write-up of
the exhibit which would serve as an advertisement for the Similkameen.
The annual reports of the secretary and
treasurer were presented and the president reviewed the year now closed on the
3rd of November, emphasizing the potentialities of the board in regard to railway   and   telephone   construction   and
urging continued  effort in the interests
of  this   district.    The   election  of officers for the present year were as follows : !
President,  F. W. Groves, P.L.S.; Secre- \
tary, E. Waterman; treasurer, H. Cowan. (
The reduction of monthly fees of mem- 1
bers to 25 cents was ordered.   Fortnightly (
meetings of the board will be held dur-  j
ing the winter, at which addresses, debates, essays, &c, will be given. <<
A resolution asking the provincial government to establish a sub-agency of the
Lands and Works department in Princeton for the greater convenience of settlers and other applicants for land, was
passed. It was shown that serious confusion and delay arose from the fact that
three different land officials had jurisdiction over territory in and about Princeton. This territory being ill-defined it
often occurred that an application would
travel the rounds of these offices before
its acceptance. To obviate all trouble
the board suggests that one central office
be established here and the secretary was
advised to communicate with the government accordingly.
.President Groves in accepting j office
saidthe honor came to him unsought.
He asked for the hearty co-operation of
members in what would be his endeavor
to serve the interests of the community.
The near approach of the railway would
require the vigilance of every member
to thwart any attempt at "sidetracking"
indications of which were cognizant to
many. He urged unison and harmony
iri all that pertained to the common
weal.
The board begins its second year be- |g
neath unclouded auspices and it is hoped
a large increase in membership will follow.   The board adjourned to meet on
the 17th inst.
In the article "Iron and Steel" in last
week's Star the price of coal, by a typographical error, is made to read "$5" instead of $3, as it should be. v.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
November 5, 1904
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C.
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager.
Que Year,
SUBSCRIPTION RATES
PayabJitfTn Advance.
$2.00
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices io and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
All cheque's to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
PRINCIPLES, NOT PARTY.
General elections, notwithstanding the attendant evils of, party
rancor and unrighteous scheming
for supremacy, do much good by
jostling voters into the solidified
ranks of the political army where
their ideas are furbished and better
defined. Men thus get to know of
their neighbor's standing on questions of vital import and if they are
of moderate temperament:'arid intelligent this interchange of opinion
moulds the national sentiment. .It:
is every man's duty, wherever he
earns his bread and butter, to exercise the franchise and assert himself on the questions of the day.
It is this inscrutable indi.ffefence of
men to,- shoulder the burdens,
and responsibilities of full citizenship that is the cause of so much,
corruption and consequent waste, of
the people's money. Every intelligent and conscientious vote cast
rings the knell of bossism and corruption. Contrariwise, the man who
casts his vote out of pique, envy
or the traditions of his forefathers;
gives an unreasonable and unintelligent one and would be better without the franchise. -The hope of
purer politics and better administrations lies solely with an intelligent
and'scrupulous elect o'fate. ' To obtain'a better standard of goverri-
,ment in this province than has
hitherto existed voters will have to
fling away party and the man for a
set of principles which will appeal
to the conscience, mind and intelligence. Actuated by principle every
man will set. his face against political evils as instinctively as his
heel would fall on the head of a
venori&us seY'p'ejItf: May; there, be
vm,6fe of principle^ and.less-pf party
in provincial politics from -this time
forth, then the generaleiectionswill
have rid the country of the-grafter
and the parasite " smtesrnerii"j^^l
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
Owing W the complefe?:isolation
of Princeton from the outside world
the detailed result of the general
elections held on Thursday, last will
not be knbwnFhere "until the arrival
'jifithe mail next Wednesday,' one
week after the event, It is quite
within the mark to say that all the
settled portions  of this broad Do
minion ; in the United States;
throughout the vast British empire,
including many isles. of the sea,
wherever there is a newspaper, the
result of the elections will be known
before it is at Princeton—so near
and yet so far. In the Dominion,
yet not of it, Princeton is unique
in its magnificent loneliness.
The old adage has it that there
are more ways for killing a dog
than by choking him with butter.
On the same principle there are
more ways of making a living than
by safe-cracking or robbing the public treasury. To cite a case : Jim
Wiggins and . his running mate,
Original Ike, have taken an eight-
horse team arid are collecting a carload of empty bottles for the oatmeal brewery. They expect to get
all of the empty Scotch bottles they
will need to fill the contract on the
banks of- the Fraser river in the
neighborhood of Clinton, which
place appears to be a favorite resort for tired politicians. Even the
government has spent its five weeks
of a summer, vacation here—the
bottle contract will be dead easy** "
Freed from all influence and be-,
yond, hope, of exerting any, as the!
elections' were held on Thursday
last, the Star predicts an increased;
majority for the Liberals in the.
next house.- At the elections- in
1900 the liberals had a majority of
51. Owing to the popularity of the.
Grand Trunk Pacific and the very
favorable conditions under which
an appeal to the people was made
every " province has given a Liberal
majority. There is only one doubtful constituency in ..this- province
and that is New Westminster. The
aged Liberal candidate there goes
into the battle Unhorsed, for he has
neither newspaper nor prestige with
.which. £±0 .ward, off the blows of a
youngs 'and "aggressive' opponent!
The new formed house will proba:
bly see the largest majority since
confederation;    ■ ';. | ]   \
.There are breakers ahead for the
McBride administration if there is
not reform in the methods of transacting public business. It is difficult to find a minister in his department so busy are they with private
affairs' arii| pleasure, trips across®!;
"big pond." -Anyone having business with some of the departments
soon finds that" promptness and accuracy Often-give place 'to mistakes
and   delays. '?JThe   transaction  of
public businesses the best clue one
can have to, the efficiency or incapacity of those performing it and of
those, responsible for it.
There is little doubt but that the
present provincial government is
the mere tool of; the Socialists.
They recently demanded the removal of the police magistrate in
Vancouver which the government
has promised to do and thus retain
their support in the legislature.
NOTICE.,
TPHIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
* the Chief Commissioner of I^ands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal and oil on the
following described lands :—
Commencing at a post marked 7, S.E corner of
post No. 6, and running 80 chains east, 80 chains
south, 80 chains west, 80 chains north, back to
post, containing in all 640 acres, situated on
the Lumbum lake range in the Quilchena basin,
Nicola valley. JOHN LaMONT, Locator,
S. Andrew Hartman, Ag't.
Dated Sept. 29, 1904.
NOTICE.
'T'HIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
*   the Chief Commissioner of Lands arid Works
for a licence to prospect for coal and oil oh the
following described lands:
" Commencing at a post marked No 8 and running 80 chains south, 80 chains west, 80 chains
north, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less. Situated
on the Lumbum lake range, Quilchena basin,
Nicola valley.
S. ANDREW HaHTMAN, Locator.
Dated October 1, 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
640 acres of mountain pasture lard, situated and
adjoining Harris's preemption (Lot 966),;Starting
from his S.W. corner and following section line
to N.W. corner, thence 80 chains west, 80 chains
south, 80 chains east back to point of commencement, 640 acres. .,-)
G. BRANDT, Locator.
Dated tbis 1st of September, 1504.
NOTICE.
"T'HIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
* • the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license tc prospect for coal on the following
described lands :— ^fti'vi*
Commencing at a post placed ten chains south
of the S.W. corner of lot 1042,'   ( .    ■":-*'
And running north 80 chains, west 80 chains,
south 80 chains, east'86- chains to point of commencement, containing-640' acres. ?^l^i
W. C. MCDOUGALL.
Dated July 23, 1904.
NOTICE?
NOTICE is hereby givejn that.sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of r^ands and Works for permission to purchase
320 acres of mountain pasture land, described as
;follows Commencing at a post marked a.J's
iN.E. corner, thence 80 chains" west, 40 chains
south, So chains.east, 40 chains north, back to
initial post, in all about 320 acres. - Situate about
11 miles west of Princeton, and is bounded oh
the. north side by the meandering line of the
Tuiameen river.
ALICE JAMES,
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Dated this 14th day "of August, 1904.
NOTICE.
Copper   Glance,   Azurite    and  Alpine mineral
claims,, .syijate in, the Similkameen mining
division of Yale district.    Whereslocated:
- On Copper.mountain. - >l?J!iSs§iip|SIi5|i
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for John-R -McRae, .free miner's certificate
No. B72143, and Hugh McRae; free miner's certificate No. B62053, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the' mining- recordeTr for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take 1 Qt-ifij^hat action, under sec
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such CertificatesiftMiSp^V'eniehts. .' ->«&£,;
Dated this 9th dayof-Jufy., A.0^964.
WmCE;
St. Lawrence.St. George, and St. Helen mineral
claims situate' in the Similkameen mining
division of Yale diStrictl Where located:
On Bear creek.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for William Henry Armstrong, free miner's certificate No. 878408, and Charles F. Law,
free miner's certificate No. B72iig 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.
.ind further-take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this.^oth day of August 1Q04.
NOTKlli
TAKE NOTICE that sixty days after date';I
intend to apply to the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 100 acres of Crown lands for pasturing purposes : Bounded on the north by lot No.
969, on the west by lot No. 257. on south by Chas.
Asp's preemption on east-by China creek, in all
100 acres more or less.
E. E. BURR, Locator.
Dated this 25th day of September, 1904.
NOTICE.
l^OTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
l^ date I intend to apply to'the Chief Commissioner of Lands and "Works for permission to
ing purposes, ^tomjorehcing at a .post marked
purchase^ 160 acres of mountain pastuije land
situated in the :Nicola division of Yale district,
north of and adjoining Boulter's preemption,
lot No. 1155, starting from Tiis N.E. corner, thence
west 80 chains, north 20 chains, east 80 chains,
south 20 chains to point of commencement, and
containing 160 acres.
LUKE GIBSON.   .
Dated this 17th day of September, 1904.
notigHP*
Northern 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 J. S. C. Fraser, free miner's certificate'
No. B42433, Joseph Wright, free miner's certificate No. B75373, and L. G. Barron, free miner's;
ceitificate No. B57500, 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 sec-.'
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuance;
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 13th day of October, 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 lands :—
Commencing at a post marked E.S.N's southwest corner,
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains east,
80  chains  south, 80  chains west,    to point  of
cdfiffitencehient, ~containing"64&—'HCTesTTnti'd-ad-
Joining J. Lang's locations on the east borndary.
E. S. NEAVE, Locator.
Ernest Waterman, Agent.
notice.;
Cousin Jack, Ymir, Morning, Oshkosh, Wirihe- i
bago, Blackl ird  and Berlin:, mineral claims,
situate in the Similkameen mining division
of Yale   district* | Where" located:   Boulder
creek Mountain. j|9k
Take notice that Alexander Gallinger, acting
as agent for the Boulder Mining Co Limited,
free miner's certificate No. B72141, intend 60 days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for Certificates of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of the above
claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements. A*3*v:
bated this 3rd day of October, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Thirty days after date I interd to apply {o the
Chief Commissioner of I ands and Works for
a license to .prospect for coal and oil on the following described land:—
Commencing at a post marked J.G. at the
south-west.cprner of the Hamilton ranch,.near
Coutlee thence north 46 chains, west 40 chains,
south 40 chains, east 40 chains to the post of commencement.   I v'^PV -
JESUS GARCIA.
Nicola Lake, Sep^22,1904.
NOTICE.
Summit No.  1, Copper Head No. 1, Bullion No.
1 Yellow Jacket No. 1 Fractional, Nelly No. 1,
Nelly Fractional, Yellow. Jacket No. 1 mineral claimsj^situate in the Osoyocs mining
division of Yale district.   Where located : On
Bullion mountain, east  of the ■ townsite of
Olalla.
Take notice that I, R. H. Rogers, as agent for
Robert GaedeYjfree miner's certificate No. B78828,
intend sixty days  from   the   date   hereof,   to
apply  to the ^lining Recorder for   certificates
of improvements, for the purpose .of obtaining
Crown grants of the above claims.  ;
^*nd further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such"8ertificates of improvements.
.. Dated this 1.6th day of September, 1964."
Reginald H. Rogers."
NOTICE.
The O.I.C. fractional and Cracke.jack mineral
claims situated in the.Osoyoos mihing-diyis-
VwiftniOf Yale  district.   Where located; Camp
Hedley. . \    .
Take .notice that I, Louis O. Hedlund,.F.M.C.
Np; B78.963, for myself and agent: for John Greeh;
hill; F M.c; No. B789i54*and-H.p: Nelson, F.M C.
No. B62074, intend, sixty days from date hereof
to apply "to the miriing-'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 certificate of improvements. '5ter^
Dated this 19th day of September, 1904.   .
;',i|sf'   Louis O Hedlund, Hedley. B.C.
NOTICE.
Hattje and.Copper Jack-mineral claims, situate;
.'• inthe Similkameen-'mining division of-Yale. ■
;.jijs.tricti \ ^Vj£b.ere located: Iir Aspen -Grove-
«• canjp.  •• •     - fpBSSjl
•Tak£."nbtice' that I,F:W. Groves 'acting aS'
agent for J. S. C. Fraser, free miner's certificate^
No. B75740; Henry S. Pouliriiery free miner's certificate No. B72121 and Emerson "E- Wf lis, free
miner's certificate No". B85508V injfcedcl, sixty days
from-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 Certificate of Improvements.. , ,>
Dated this 29th day of August. A.D. 1904.
NOTICE;
Take notice that sixty days after date I intend
to apply to the Chief Cqmmissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase 320 acres of
crown lands for pasturing purposes : Commencing at a post marked F.L-H's S.W. corner :
Thence running 80 chains west, 40 chains north,
80 chains east 40 chains south, back to point of
commencement, in all 320 acres. Situate about
12 miles west of Princeton and is bounded on the
south side by the meandering line of ithe Tuiameen river. .• •ji.\*iv^i
F. L.HAMMOND, '      •     .
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Dated 7th September, 1904.
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November 5,1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Wm. Fish, who has been prospecting
in the Okanagan • country, arrived in
Princeton the early part of this week.
He is pleased with the layout "here and
will cast his lot here in full, confidence
that this country has a great destiny in
store for it.
Judge Murphy of Granite creek was in
town this week for the first time in many
. months.
Ambrose McDermott, of the hotel Similkameen, Hedley, was in town Friday
pn business.
R. Stevenson, the pioneer of the Similkameen, has received information that
three suspicious looking individuals were
observed hovering in the vicinity of Otter
Flat .recently. He is of opinion that they
are the train robbers on whose skins a
prize of $12,500 has been set. Mr. Stevenson, with the keen scent of a Sherlock Holmes, will endeavor to circum-
. vent these desperadoes and pocket a neat
Swag if successful.
The Vermilion Forks Co. are at pres.
ent mining coal for local consumption
at $3 per ton.
Smith Curtis is expected in the Similkameen on a political mission.
With "a turkey on his back" Angus
McLeod set out for New Westminster via
Hope pass on Thursday.
Reliable information has been received
that Great Northern engineers are working "westward along the Similkameen.
Construction of the V. V. & E. is under
way eastward from the coast. The contractors in the Boundary will soon be
finished, and not until then is anything
definite expected in the way of construction into the Similkameen.
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.
FOR SALE.
One coal claim near Princeton, and four in the
famed Nicola valley. The whole will be sold en
bloc for the sum of $7,500, or separate at $2,000
each. This deal is offered to men of limited
means who desire to accumulate wealth. No
applications for purchase will be received from
Pierpont Morgan or Andrew Carnegie.
Address G. P., Granite Creek P.O., B.C
In the County Court of Yale
HOLDEK AT KAMLOOPS.
In the matter of ANDREW LEE,
DECEASED.
TAKE NOTICE, that by an order, made in this
honorable court, dated the 19th day of October,
the undersigned was appointed Administiator
of all and singular the estate of Andrew Lee, late
of Princeton, B.C., rancher and miner, deceased,
who died on or about the 31st day of March, A.D.
1904.   All persons having claims against the said
deceased are  requested to send the same duly
verified to the undersigned on or before the 1st
day of December, A.D. 1904, and all persons indebted to the said deceased are requested to pay
the amount of their indebtedness to the undersigned forthwith.
Dated the 24th day of October. A.D. 1904.
ALEX D. MACINTYRE,
Official Administrator County of Yale,
Kamloops, B.C.
SALE OF HORSE.
Left at myipremises by W. H. Wheeler, teamster, in March last, one roan horse, which will be
sold to cover charges, if not sooner paid.
CHARLES ASP.
Princeton, Oct. 28,1904.
NOTflCE.
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
40 acres of mountain pasture land, situated and
adjoining Brandt's purchase on north line and
running along C- Summers's (Lot 1157), thence
south 20 chains, west 20 chains, north 20 chains,
east 20 chains, back to point of commencement,
40 acres.
IVER PAULSEN, Locator.
Dated this 1st of September, 1004.
NOTICE of JPRFEITURE
To STEVE MANGOT or whomsoever he may
have transferred his interest in the Gold-
Platinum mineral claim, situate on Champion
cieek, a tributary of the Tuiameen river,
in the Similkameen mining division of Yale
district.
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, 3 ou fail or refuse to contribute your portion of the expenditure required by section 24 of the " Mineral Act,"
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia. 1897, in respect of the Gold-Platinum
mineral claim, situate on Champion creek, in
the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale District, British Columbia, together with all costs of
advertising, your interest in said claim shall become vested in your co-owner, Daniel Coute-
nay, free miner, who has made the required expenditure.
The amount due by you in respect of the
said mineral claim, not including costs, is
$33-33- s
Dated this 24th day of October, 1904
DANIEL COUXENAY.
ROCHUSSEN & COLLIS
Tates St., Victoria, B.C.
manufacturer's agents for
Mining Machinery
and supplies
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
November 5, 1904
ADDEESS.
To the Electors of Yai,e-Cariboo:
As the Liberal candidate in this electoral district, I respectfully solicit
your votes and influence.
No attempt will be made to discuss the
general issues of the campaign in this
address. Since receiving the Liberal
nomination in January last, I have visited
many parts of the riding and made myself thoroughly acquainted with its requirements. This work will be continued
until election day but owing to the large
extent of territory to be covered it is a
physical impossibility to.^isit all sections
or personally interview all the electors.
I therefore avail myself of this opportunity to ask for your suffrage.
Permit me to direct your attention to
some matters of local importance.   Yale-
Cariboo fully warrants the expenditure of
public money in its development.   The
government  has already  done much in
this direction.    It has granted aid to several lines of railway ; government owneTT
telegraph and telephonejlines have been
constructed ;   the  necessary "money  has'
been voted to secure telephonic communication  through   the   rich  Nicola-and
Similkameen  districts,   and  telegraphic
communication    between   Vernon   and
Kelowna.    In  order that the practically
inexhaustible  mineral, timber and agri-j
cultural resources of the district may be
fully developed,  this.,policy  of governmental aid must be continued.    It is important that Yale-Cariboo snall'return as
its member one who can direct the attention of the   government   to   matters  of
vital importance to the district and who
will   support' the   government    fn-'its
aggressive policy of development. .:,It.Js
particularly important that * the electors
of thiSjriding should show their appreciation  of the government's broad, statesmanlike  plan    of  constructing another
transcontinental railway, which will be
the chief factor in opening up the northern portion  of the riding.    Branch lines
tip connect with the southern transcontinental  lines   will surely follow and the
whole interior of the province''will be
Opened up.. vtyQ.
Briefly, my policy, so far as Yale-
Cariboo is concerned, is a policy of development of all its important sections.
With,a leader whose record fills with
pride all people* of»-*this country, irr'es-
peetiye-Of party-- affiliations ; supporting
. a^>yer3pmeiit whose eight years of wise,
pro&jessiye 'adminStration baikplaced
Canada in a proud position among the
nations of the world, and at the same
time has]ipj»ejjglOseJy. connected the ties
which bind us, "to the another country,
and fully er^jjsjngs policy which means
so much to the western portion of the
.Domfffi^nji'j&^ftwmor.e particularly to the
district of,,r;Yale-Caribo6, I await with
ct>nfidence\Cyour'^rdict.
Yours very sincerely.
^ffiJF72?«?-"•-',.■ • J°UNCAN ROSS.
Whitest
Strongest
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i&&\ tOJOJTIT. Agent.
P.O. Box 158 Vancouver, B.C.
PRrNCETQi*j,<58^.RD    OF   TRADE—Rooms
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SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS
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Can be had at all first-class hotels through
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The rj&fel. has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
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No pains spared to please the public.
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I B.C. Mineral Tax.
"British Columbia's mineral tax is an
iniquity. It would not be tolerated in
^ Australia, where the gold production is
greater than in all America. If a similar
tax" of 2 per cent, on the gross metal values were imposed in Australia it would
close down 75 per cent, of the mines immediately, and I believe this would be
the case in America as a whole. Speaking as an Australian, I say that few people would care to invest in British Columbia mines with the mineral tax attached, when in Australia, for instance,
no such - handicap is imposed, and the
attitude of the government is altogether
•<" along the lines of encouraging the mining industry. You might almost say that
Australia's mining industry has been
•babied' by the government, but the
effect has been to build up a great industry, with such centres as Kalgoorlie,
where there is a population of 30,000 people on ground that had not been covered
by white men twelve years ago."
So says T. D. Merton, of the Spottis-
woode Refining and Metallurgical Works,
Melbourne, Australia. Mr. Merton's
Australian interests are extensive, but are
in such shape that he is able to leave
them for long periods. From a man of
experience and expert knowledge of the
mining industry, Mr. Merton's indictment of the government's mineral tax is
important.   He further stated :
"It is especially burdensome that such
a tax should be levied when the government gives the • mining industry nothing
in return.   In Australia our state governments   support   metallurgical  works at
which prospectors may ha've large samples of ore tested without cost, while
portable batteries move about from place
to place in the mineral districts making
practical tests on the ground of ores exposed in mine workings.   In addition the
government   will   lend   money against
plant for the development of mines where
inspectors make such recommendations.
We have one improvement over your system here, inasmuch  as no mineral lands
are allowed to pass out of the hands of
the government in fee simple.   Our mines
are held on leases requiring the owners
to work continuously or forfeit.   Here
the system of crown grants permits the
whole country to be locked up without a
stroke of work being performed.
"I often compare the administration of
your mineral lands in respect to the 2 per
cent, tax with the method of handling
agricultural    lands.     The   government
holds out equal inducements to capitalists and settlers to open- up mineral and
agricultural lands.   From the capitalist,
however, is taken $2 out of each hundred produced in his mine.    But the government does not take two bags of grain
from every hundred produced by the settler, nor two boxes of apples of each hundred raised  in his orchard.   Everyone
knows that   such   a   policy would keep
every settler out of the country, yet it is
precisely the same principle as is applied
in the 2 per cent, tax, with the additional
grievance that the settler's muscle and
sinew are largely his capital, while the
mine owner must invest thousands and
support many men where the settler supports his own family exclusively."
Belle—Hear about Madge ? She has
signed a life contract to lectnre. Kate—
What? You don't mean it! Belle-
Yes, it's true.   A marriage certificate.
Barber—Does that razor pull, sir?
Customer—Yes, but go ahead. I've been
pretty hard pushed lately and this'll even
up things a little.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
The Telephone Line is Coming!
-f Hello Central!
Hello! Is that Princeton ?
. j Yes!     ' I   I      1 |;
Say, Mr.Knowitall, can you
give me a pointer? I want the best place to buy my
Winter's supply ?
Why, yes, that's easy.   The A. E. Howse Co., L'd,
have an unlimited stock to select from and are now showing the most
complete range in the Similkameen. Their prices are the lowest. They
also have a great store at Nicola Lake. Yes, sir, it's a corker. They
buy in car lots and can afford to sell away down at the L/OWKST
NOTCH.   Get their prices and I am sure they will get your business.
Prompt attention, and prices rock bottom.
I can assure you that you are safe in placing your orders with this
firm.I Their address is ||'
|||The A, E. HOWSE Co., L'd,
Nicola Lake or Princeton.
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November 5, 1904
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