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Mineral Products of the Similkameen and'Nicola Districts are Gold, Platinum, Silver, Copper, Lead, Iron and CoaL
Twice-a-Week Mail; Agricultural and Timber Lands; "Water Power; Splendid Fishing; All Kinds of Game; 144 Miles to Vancouver,
Vol. iv.   No. 38.r
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 2, 1904.
$2 a Year
NEW YEAR FESTIVITIES.
Grand Ball One of the. Most Successful Ever Held Here.
The dawn of another New Year in this
district was ushered in by the oldtime
greetings and pleasures which have for
so long been held in cherished remembrance throughout Christendom. The
ebbing tide on which so many set sail
with a fair breeze and ft following sea
^janianother year's voyage it is hoped will
bear all to the shore ahead with thankful
hearts and a full purse.
There were New Year dinners in plenty
and happv reunions o;' friends and
relatives. The most notable event being
the ball at the Hotel Jackson, where
assembled one of the la gest crowds of
merrymakers fotMinM|^ Princeton has
become famous on occasio is of this kind
ViWbm Hedley, Granite cr>Sek, Otter Flat
^anu the whole countrysile there were
£pSutingents of pleasure sleekers which
could not have been otherwise than flattering to the ball committee and host
Jackson and wife. The ball room dec
orations were neat and expressive of the
season, the floor was smooth as the even
tread qfrgjapping feet. Tp.e supper was
in the usual'^tyle of the hotel and may
be summed u^y!||pie wore?—superb.
Following is a list of those in attendance : Mr. and Mrs. Murdoch, Mr. and;
Mrs. W. D. Young, M|pKand|MissThynne,
Mrs. Schisler, Mrs. Cook, Mr. and Mrs.
Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Hagerman, Mr.
and Mrs-. Waterman, Mr. and Mrs. Bell,
Miss Moore, Mr. Mrs. and Miss Tyrrell,
Mr. and Mrs. R. Hewat, j^r. A. Hewat,
Mrs. and Miss Findlay, Mr. and Mrs.
Rabbitt, Miss Whillans, Mr. Willerson,
Mr. Clay, Mr. and Mrs. H. Thomas, Mr.
Wigmore, Mr|yb. Summers, Mr. W. Summers, Mr. H. Cowan, Mr. J. McFarlane,
Mr. F. Bailey, Mr. H. Webb, Mr. G. Al-
dous, Mr. F. R. Whitwell, Mr. D. Ross,
Mr. Boering, Mr. Dunsmoor, Mr. E.
Tingley, Mr. D. McPhail, Mr. J. White,
Mr. C. O. French, Mr. Tuck French, Mr.
B. Hall.
Good and True Words.
>^thTisiastic.-vadmirer of the
>^T (j,'roeen' country^came down to
^&£   J? a. the  commencement of the
fnionth,  in  the  person of A. F.
/-"well known  in coast and island
milling circles.    Mr. Gwin is interested
in  several  properties with Robert Stevenson,  the well-known  pioneer of  the
Siinilkameen, and says that he could not
have credited,   had   he   not. personally
seen  it,  the enormous wealth awaiting
development in this rich district.—Min
^ng Exchange.
5||C. Summers paid a flying visit to Hed-
ply last Sunday.
Angus Hewat, brother ef {Ronald Hew-
arrived from the Windermere country
Phis week.
COAST TO KOOTENAY
OFFICIAL NEWS
Engineers Have Found Route
With Easy Grades West of
Princeton to the Coast—
An Ore and Coal Line.
A St. Paul despatch says : It was announced in St. Paul on high official authority that President James J. Hill's
engineers have found a satisfactory route
from Princeton to the coast and that the
Kootenay line he has had in mind for
two years will be built. The line will
follow the Similkameen to Princeton.
The 'difficulty has been in finding low
grades west of Princeton. The official
statement is as follows :
"The line will be an ore and coal line
and the grades must be low or Mr. Hill
will not build. Such grades have been
found. They are lower than those of
the Canadian Pacific through Kicking
Horse Pass Mr. Hill is now in a position to go after a tremendous amount of
Canadian business for which he can
afford, after the line is built to make a
lower rate than the Canadian Pacific can
afford.
"It may be interesting^ to state that
there will be a kind of revenge in this.
The Canadian Pacific once blocked a
Kootenay project of Mr. Hill's in the
Canadian parliament,0and asked $3,000,-
000 in subsidy and 2,000,000 acres of
land. The project partly covered <J;he
same line Mr. Hill now intends to build.
The building ot this line means that Mr.
Hill believes that there is traffic to sup
port a line which the Canadian Pacific
will not build without enormous subsidy.
"lam informed*that the line will.-j^
built within a year or so. The matter as
g?am advised, now rests solely with what
the decision in the Northern Securities
case is. This decision will mean the expenditure of millions in Great Northern
construction if it is favorable."
The ctatements in this despatch concur
with the reports concerning the explorations of the engineering parties sent out
by the Dunsmuir government. It is
understood that they found a feasible
route, involving grades no greater than
two per cent, which would certainly offer
no great impediment to railroading these
days. It is likely something more definite will be heard in the near future in
regard .Jto the building of the much
needed road.
It is again rumored that a newspaggis
is to be started at Hedley.
Driver Small has had his dislocated
shoulder reset at Victoria after injury
received some two months ago.
THE BOARD OF TRADE
LETTERS RE«
Miners' Association and Resi=
dent Road Superintendent
—Damage Caused by Wild
Horses on Ranges.
At the board of trade meeting on Tuesday evening there was a large attendance
and considerable interest manifested in
the proceedings. After the minutes were
adopted a communication from A. St. G.
Hammersley, barrister, Vancouver, re
name and constitution of Princeton board
of trade was read, also a communication
from L. W. Shatford, M.L.A., regarding
Copper mountain and the Hedley roads,
in which he stated that he had laid the
matters referred to him by the board of
trade before the government and which
would be attended to in due course. He
also assured the board that he would
look after the interests of the district
with proper diligence.
The revival of the local branch of the
Miner's Association was again discussed
with the result that a meeting will be
called shortly in its behalf.
Consideration of a resident road superintendent ended in action being taken
by communication with the representative.
The damage done by large numbers
of wild horses on the ranges in central
portions of the riding and the efforts of
the government to get rid of them was
sd|scussed along with the establishment of
horse breeding stations. It was pointed
out that with the great adaptability of
climate and grass a much better class of
horse than the cayuse could be produced
if the proper sires were provided. The
ranges were eaten off with a lot of underbred horses when, with a little effort on
the part of the Dominion government
or the provincial, there could be produced a splendid general purpose breed.
It was shown that stations similar to those
now in use by the Dominion for the improvement of grain, vegetables, &c,
could readily be established and at a far
less cost. A resolution in regard to the
foregoing also one regarding reciprocity
with the TSjhited States will be introduced
at the next weekly meeting.
The railway petitions now in circulation are meeting with general favor and
are being well signed.
LOCAL NEWS N0TE&
J. A. Schubert of Hedley was recently
marriedflo Miss Playfair recently at Vernon. Mr. Schubert is a leading merchant of Hedley and has a host of friends
all over the Similkameen, all of whom
join with the Star in the season's compliments to them and a hearty wish for a
happy life to both.
Brief News Notes and Personal Mention of People Passing.,
Liberal meeting this evening to consider the steps necessary for representation at the coming convention at Kara-
loops on Wenesday, January 13th, 1904.
A petition to the Dominion government
to have the Indian reserve at Hedley set
aside for smelter purposes and to remove
all obstacles to its transfer is being circulated and with hardly an exception is
being signed by everyone.
For the  month of December the.avens
age daily attendance at the public school
was 16.
Lewis Lindley died suddenly at Nicola
on the 22nd December.
Miss Whillans of Hedley was in town
recently seeing her former pupils and
visiting her many friends.
A big dinner was given Xmas eve at
Clark & Stewart's, Nicola, when their
employees and friends to the number of
twenty-two sat down to the tables. All
went merry until it was discovered there
was no pudding which the cook had forgotten in the Xmas excitement.
While driving across Stevenson bridge
Mrs. Findlay had the misfortune to have
a horse's leg broken by breaking through
the bridge. The bridge has been in notoriously bad repair and who is responsible for it would be a subject for investigation
An  Indian  team  went over the bank
near McDonald's on the Kamloops to^
and killed the klootchman, also iry^
Indian   Mike   ba||ly and   makA
child unconscious.  One horse wr
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. McLean of
were in Princeton a few days befcl
Supper at the Tulamg.en on (\_
was enjoyed by a large number of g^eV
who fully   appreciated the viands witri
which chef Boucher has a deserved renown.
A very pleasant social gathering at A.
Bell's New Year's night-Tat which food
for mind and body was partaken of
freely.
The latest arrival in the family of incorporated companies in B.C. is the King
^^^ffa Mines Co., Ltd., Fairview. Although the head office of the company is
at Fairview it is a Similkameen grorjosi-
tion pure and simple as the|company has
been formed to develop and work a
group of claims of great merit, situated
up the Shusay creek, about three miles
south-west of R. C. Armstrong's ranch.
A masquerade ball was held at Fair- 1
view on the 2$th December.
Scotty McLeod and partner, who are/
trapping on Stirling'creek were in town
on Tuesday getting supplies.    They report having had fair 'luck with marten
and fisher but have had no beaver as yet.
Ttie annual ordinary meeting of the j
Boulder Mining Co, will be held at Osh-
kosh, Wis., Jan. 5.   There is a lot of this
pfjnpany's stock held here and it is considered gilt-edged.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Nfc,
TheSimilkameen Star
Published Weekly at
— Princeton, B. C. —
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. B.  H'«)wse, Manager.
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There could be
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matters which
Four weekly insertions constitute
advertising.
one month
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
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THE BOARD OF TRADE.
I
One of the chief functions of a
board of trade is to safeguard the
interests  of the people.    It is limited in its sphere  of influence only
by  the  bounds  of those interests.
Throughout this great empire resolutions favorable or denunciative of
legislative acts  in  far distant portions are frequently made by boards
of trade.    And all of these institutions  exercise   a specific influence,
far or near, on trade and the conditions which affect it, on everything
that affects the  commercial welfare
and prosperity  of the people.    If
there be at any time danger to any
particular interests in any locality
it is the duty of the board of trade
to ward it off,   or  if there be any
opportunity to promote the interests
of the public the  medium through
which it is generally accomplished
is the board of trade.    In these days
of unions, associations  and  organizations of various  kinds, no locality can  afford to be without some
organization,  municipal  or  other-
. wise, whereby their  wants may be
forcibly presented to the authorities
of state,
throughout  this  and other dis-
^n  British Columbia lacking
sentative   body  there have
various times and instances
es which have been hard to
MP^n   the   misappropriation    of
Kiblic money, the deviation of roads
without  good cause  and the total
lack  of them,   together  with  the
bad  condition  of those  already in
existence.    Now, these are some of
the wrongs which come within the
scope of  the board   of trade and
which, if alive  and active, may oe
remedied through it.    It is impossible  for  any   public organization
to make a mistake in asking for the
redress of grievances and everyone
is' cognizant  of the futility of individual or   disunited  action  where
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anything  of general  benefit   is required at the hands of the government.
There are yet; other features of
usefulness in a board of trade and
those are in the discussion of practical questions and the light that is
\>ften  thrown   upon   them   by the
least suspected persons, in the development of debative ability and
in the broadening influence upon the
mind which comes of contact with
intelligent and businesslike men.
no better school in
a man to look at
concern him in a
pecuniary and personal sense from
a broad standpoint. The variety of
opinion offered lifts the vail that
narrows men's mental perception
and he at once sees with widened
view that there are other pebbles
on the beach.
The Princeton board of trade has
done and is doing a really good
work in advertising the Similkameen in provincial and eastern newspapers. Travellers and others who
have visited the district from abroad
state that they never heard of the
Similkameen except in a very de-
No prominent atten-
been given it by the
and indeed only an
occasional outburst from the provincial press drew any attention to
it. As with mercantile enterprise
so is it with making a country
attractive to investor or settler
—there must be continuous and
systematic advertising and the
goods must be as represented. The
great north-west territories are an
illustration of good advertising, for
the country was known years ago
but only recently have the teeming
thousands begun to pour in and
settle there.
No resident of the Similkameen
doubts its marvellous wealth. If
this be generalized truth then the
evidences of faith will be followed
by works—in helping anything
that tends to benefit the district, be
it miners' association, board of
trade or other organization.
NOTICE.
'"THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
* the<Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands :—
Commencing at a post marked L. Quinville's
N.E. corner and adjoining W, N. Murray's N.W.
cornea,
chains south, 80 chains west, 80
chains east, back to   post, in
L. QUINVILLE, Locator,
JOS. GRAHAM, Agent.
And running'
chains north, 8
all 640 acres.
NOTICE of
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Nicola, Dec. 11,
NOTICE.
TPhirty days afterdate I intend to apply to the
* Chief Commissioner of I ands and Works for
a license to prospect for coal on the following described land:—
Commencing at a post on the east and adjoining Jos. Graham s coal location;
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains east, 80
chains south, 80 chains west, back to post, containing in all 640 acres.
H. W. ELLIOTT, Locator,
JOS. GRAHAM, Agent.
Nicola, Dec. 8, 1903.
To GEORGE H. SPl
may have transfj
Temple   mineral |
Mountain on the]
one and one-half]
Yale mining distrj
Columbia.
You  are  hereby
ed $214.00 in labour
above mentioned n]
visions  of the    Ml
ninety  days    frond
you fail or refuse
tions of the above u|
which is now  due
all costs  of adverfL.
claim  will  becoma^l
signed,    under    Sjction
Amendment Act, i<fco.
Dated this 21st da§ of November, 1903.
MCGONIGLE, Fairview
ind p.
ling,   y^
^he property c
BK-f.oo?"-
J^ier with
■est in said
x>f the under-
of the Mineral Act
NDTICE.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
sultory way.
tion has ever
great  dailies
To GEORGE H. COLLINS, of the City of Greenwood, B.C.
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 Little Pittsburgh, Whale, Bullon Beck and Florence
mineral claims, situate on Twenty-Mile creek, in
the Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District, British Columbia, together with all costs of
advertising, your interest in said claim shall become vested in your co-owner, Thomas Brad-
shaw, of Twenty-Mile Creek, 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 this 21st day of November, 1903.
THOMAS BRADSHaW.
NOTICE.
tte I intend to apply to the
)ner of Lands and Works for
for coal on the   following
'"phirty days after <|
*■ Chief Commiss I
a license to pros*pe< ■
described lands:     &
Situate about 2 rn ties south of Princeton, commencing at a post Hence running east 8ochains,
north 80 chains, wtwt 80 chains, south 80 chains
back to initial postpn all about 640 acres.
J. M. WRIGHT, Locator,
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Located Nov. 6,1903.
NOTICE.
TPhirty days after date I intend to apply to the
*    Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a licence to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Situated on the south bank of the Similkameen river, commencing at the S.E. corner of
Marstrand's coal claim,
And running 80 chains west, 80 chains south,
80 chains east, 80 chains north, back to initial
post, in all about 640 acres.
C. O. FRENCH, Locator.
Located Nov. 1st, 1903.
NOTICE.
Queen Alexandria and Marquis of Lome mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mint
ing division of Yale district. Where located:
Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, Robert Stevenson, agent for
Ernest Victor Bodwell, free miner's certificate
No. B79660, 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.
NOTICE.
TTHIRTY days after date I  intend to apply to
J     the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands :—
Commencing at an initial post planted at the
N.W. corner of J. H. Jackson's coal claim (L 239)
thence west 70 chains, thence north 60 chains;
thence east 70 chS^Hi, thence south 60 chains to
the place of commencement/containing 400 acres
more or less.
S. A. PARR, Locator.
T. H. Parr, Agent.
Dated Princetqn, 25th Oct. 1 03.
NOTICE.
Vse
NOTICE of FORFf ITURE
To WILLIAM McGRU, of Loomis, Washington, U.S.
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, vou fail or refuse to contribute your portion of the expenditure required by section 24 of the Mineral xvct,
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia, 1897, in respect of the. St. Paul and
Union Jack mineral claims, situate on Similkameen river, Osoyoos mining division of Yale
district, British Columbia, together with all costs
of advertising your interest in said claim shall
become vested in your co-owners, L. J. Griffin of
Hedley and Jas. Bruce, free miner, who have
made the required expenditure. The amount
due by you, not including costs is $33.33 on each
claim.
Dated, 20th day of December, 1903.
"D-C" mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen
mining division   of Yale  district.     Where
located : On Otter creek, west of and near
McPhail's ranch.
Take notice that I, Sydney R. Almond, acting
as agent for the other owners and myself: i.e.,
John A.  Cairns,   free miner's  certificate No. B
56324, James Showden,  free miner's certificate
No. B72028 and Sydney R.  Almond, free miner's
certificate No. B74427, 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 21st day of September, a.d. 1903,
S. R. ALMOND.
NOTICE.
""PHIRTY days after date I intend to appiy to
* the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Commencing at an initial post planted at
Bromley's S.E. corner, [L 406] thence south 40
chains, thence west no chains, thence north 40
chains, thence east no chains to the place of
commencement and containing 440 acres more or
less.
Dated this 18th day of October, 1903.
THOMAS H. PARR, Locator.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
Commencing at a post marked Jos. Graham's
N.W. corner, adjoining W. McDonald's S.E. corner.
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains east,
80 chains north, 80 chains west, back to post, in
all 640 acres. JOS. GRAHAM, Locator,
Nicola, Dec. 8, 1903.
Morning Star and Blue Bell mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining divisicn of
Yale district.   Where located: Summit camp.
Take notice that Alexander D. Ross, free miner's certificate No. B72016, intends, 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 claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, A.D. 1903.
Alex. D. Ross.
NOTICE.
Huckleberry mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : Kelly creek.
Take notice that Alexander D. Ross, free miner's certificate No.  B72016,   intends, 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 26th day of September, A.D. 1903.
Alex. D. Ross.
Similkameen mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located: On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves,, free miner's
certificate No. B72044 acting for myself and John
McLean, free miner's certificate No. B61810, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to abply to
the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown
grant of the above claim.
a.nd further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 3rd day of October, iqo3.
F. W. Groves.
NOTICE.
Summit No. 2 mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : Summit Camp.
Take notice that Frank Lambert, free miner's
certificate No. B77121, 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 actjajj, und£^
tion 37, must be commeniC€8»"fee"f5rfev
of such Certificate of.Iffiprovements^S
Dated this zSm^gi of September, A.D.
.  Frank Lambe.
NOTICE.
Arlington, Canadian Belle, Canadian Boy Fraction, mineral claims, situate in the Similka^
meen    mining    division   of  Yale    district.
Where located : On Copper mountain, east of
Wolf creek.
Take notice that I, N. F. Towns end, acting as
agent for Richard Seeman   free miner's certificate No. B75477, intend, sixty days fromthe date
hereof, to apply to the   Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a Crown Grant 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 21st day of August, A.D, 1903.
N. F. Townsend.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days from
date I will make application to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 100 acres, more or less, of mountain land, described as follows: Commencing
at a post marked V.F.M. & D. Co., S.W. corner,
thence due east to the west bank of the Similkameen river, thence along west bank of Similkameen river in a northerly direction to the mouth
of Whipsaw creek to the intersection of the east
line of Lot 148 with south bank of Whipsaw
creek, thence due south along east line of Lot
148 to S.I$l'i corner of Lot 148, thence 20 chains
due south to point of commencement.
Vermilion Forks Mining & Development
Co'y, Limited. E. Waterman,
Dated Princeton, Oct. 27,1003. Agent.
COURT OF REVI
NORTH YALE
NOTICE is
ion and
hereby given that Courts of Revis-
Appeal for North Yale under the
"Assessment Act" will be held at
The COURT EOUSE, KAMLOOPS, B.C., on*
Monday December ,21st, 1903, at n a.m.
The COURT HOUSE, NICOLA LAKE,  B.C.,
on Wednesday, hanuary 6th, 1904, at 11 a.m.
j The COURT HOUSE,  PRINCETON, B.C., on
Saturday, Januiry 9th, 1Q04, at 11 a.m.
Dated at Kaniloops, B.C., this 23rd day of November, A.D. 1903.
I ALEC. D. MACINTYRE,
Judge of said Courtaj4
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Keremeos Notes.
E. Bullock-Webster is calling for tenders for a large   irrigation ditch from
Ashnola creek    to  his  upper ranches.
This work, when completed will have a
far-reaching effect   on the condition of
the lower Similkameen, as it is first rate
fruit land, and will no doubt be subdivided into small holdings and so will be
the thin end of the wedge which sooner
or later will split up the large individual
holdings in  this section and make room
or opportunity for a large, prosperous
and healthy settle ment.
Reeidents of the Keremeos aud Similkameen valleys are, as usual, at this season   of the   year   in   for   a good  time.
There ^ras   a   public   ball   at the large
Richter hall on Christmas night and on
New Year's night W. C. McDonald, general manager of the Olalla  C. & S. Co.
invited  all  the world and his wife to a
dance  under his hospitable roof.    This
dance  has   reached   the   dignity   of an
annual affair and those who have once
attended are not likely to miss another
opportunity.
RAILWAY BATTLE.
C.F.B.  and Hill Before Committee of
Parliament.
Christmas finds the Canadian Pacific
railway and the Vancouver, Westminster
& Yukon line renewing their hostility
before the railway committee at Ottawa.
The present trouble arises over the latter
railway crossing the former's tracks at
New Westminster. The Canadian Pacific
claims that it owns the water front in
New Westminster and that the other
company is trespassing.
The Hill  line, which is virtually the
V.V.& E., will fight this point with intensity,  for   its   very existence may depend upon the decision  on the question.
At present   the   Hill  line stops on the
south side of New  Westminster.   When
it is finished it will come into Vancouver
over the  new  bridge across the Fraser,
which is to be opened shortly,    But to do
that it is compelled to cross the Canadian
Pacific  tracks after leaving the bridge.
The latter is objecting.    If its objection
is upheld—which  is  unlikely—the Hill
line could not get into Vancouver at all.
A General Banking; Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
$2,000,000. Reserve Fund $1,700,000.
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.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To ANTONIO SCARPELLI and any person to
whom he may have transferred his interest in
the Victoria and Two Brothers mineral claims
situate at 16-Mile Creek in the Osoyoos mining
division of Yale district.
You are hereby required to take notic e that I
have expended for recording certificates of work
done on the above claims for the years ending
Tune 10, 1901 and June 10, 1902, the sum of Ten
Dollars, being an expenditure necessary to enable me to hold said claims and you are herety
required to   contribute vour share or proportion of such expenditure, namely, Three Dollars
and thirty-three  and one-third cents, together
with all cost of advertising.   If you fail or refuse
to contribute such amount, including advertising, within ninety days from date of first publication of this notice in the Similkameen Star,
your interest will become vested in me, your co-
owner, under the provisions of the Mineral Act
and Amending Acts.
Dated this 12th day of December, 1903.
FRANCESCO FERA
J?. /#. ROGERS
M.A., B.C.L.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
Hedley, B*C.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C.
F. W. GROVES,
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.    I
J. PIERCY & Co.,
WHOLESALE
DRY GOODS
VICTORIA, B. C
MANUFACTURERS OF
Clothing, Top Shirts and
Underwear.
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Hedley City Stored
A Complete New Stock of General flercharu
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.
A 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.
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT   &    OILMAN,
PROVINCIAL
Wood, Vallance & Leggat, Ltd.,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Miners', logging and Mill supplies
jjg    WIRE ROPE A SPECIALTY.   *
B.C. Agents for the Canadian Steel and Wire
Co., Field Fence--=Prices on application
VANCOUVER, B. C.
MURALO WALL FINISH.
This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its durability, prettyftints, and the easy mode of mix=
ing 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.,
i| Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
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THE VANCOUVER ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Eeliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
assavers C The Vancouver Breweries, Lie
NOTICE.
"Tphirty days after date I intend to apply to the
*    Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
'■9 licence to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Situate about 3 miles south of Princeton, com
mencing at the south-west corner of J. M,
Wi ight's coal claim,
And running south 80 chains, west 80 chains,
north 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of com
mencement, containing 640 acres.
C. h. FRENCH, Locator.
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Located Dec. 4,1903
TUCHITTS
Myrtle
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T0!«£C0
largest Sale in Canada
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
Cascade Beer    *& Alexandra Stout
Ginger Beer      S> Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first -
class Hotels, Liquor 5tores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
DOERING & MARSTRAND & RED CROSS BREWERIES,
VANCOUVER, B. C
If you want First Class Footwear
Insist upon   =   =   =   =   =   =   =
J. D.   KING GO'S
BOOTS  &  SHOES
Nothing equals them for Style, Fit, Finish and Wear,
flaple Leaf and King Quality Rubbers.
WHOLESALE   ONLY. '.,,."
Vancouver, B. C. J. LECKIE CO., Limited
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January 2, 1904
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Christinas Tree Programme.
The following is the programme rendered at the) Christmas tree entertainment on the 23rd ult: Selections on the
gramaphone, Mr. French—Chairman's
opening speech, Mr. Bell—Song, Maple
Leaf Forever, by school — Recitation,
Speech, Dewey McMullen—Recitation,
Stocking for Somebody Else, Myrtle'
Schisler—Song, I Don't Want to Play in
Your Yard, Ruby and Marie—Recitation,
Jack Horner, Royal Murdoch—Recitation, Sister's New Beau, Alice Allison—
Song, Over the Harbor Bar, school—Recitation, Miller of the Dee, Lily Gulli-
ford—Recitation, Three Questions, Fred.
'Schisler;—Song, Golden Boat, school—
Recitation, The Goblins, Ruby McMullen — Recitation, Theodore Thumper,
Jack Hewat—Recitation, Grumbler, Gc;.
Gulliford—Song, Lovely Lake Geneva,
school — Recitation, How Pussy Was
Saved a Whipping, Mildred Schisler—
Dialogue, Dolly's Doctor, Ralph Murdoch and Ruby McMullen—Recitation,
Papa's Letter, Marie Murdoch—Song,
Asleep in the Deep, school—Recitation,
Bachelor's Bride, Janet Findlay—Recitation, Two Little Kittens, Orval Coulter—
Song, Flower, Marie, Ruby, Myrtle and
Mildred-—Song, Hot Time, Ralph, Howard, Irwin and John ; Old Folks at Home,
by the same — Recitation, Christmas,
Charhe Murdoch.
Following after the children's part was
the ladies' and gentlemen's programme :
Recitation, You Get Up, Mr. Waterman
—Song, The Ship That Never Returned,
Mrs. Gulliford—Song, The Belle of Honolulu, Mr. and Mrs. Waterman and Mr.
Hall—Recitation, The Inventor's Wife,
Miss Moore—Song, Sweetest Story Ever
Told, Mrs. Waterman—Duet, What are
the Wild Waves Saying, Miss Moore and
Mrs. Waterman—Song, Any Old Place I
Can Hang My Hat Is Home, Sweet Home,
Mr. Wigmore ; Christmas Cake, by the
same—Accordion solo, Nellie Gray, Mr.
White.
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SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
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At an agricultural show in England a
pompous member of parliament who arrived late found himself on the outskirts
of a huge crowd. Being anxious to obtain a good view for himself and some
women who accompanied him, and, presuming that he was well known to the
spectators he tapped a burly coal porter
on the shoulder and peremptorily ordered :
"Make way there !" ■
•'Garn ! Who are ye pushin'?" was the
unexpected response.
•'Do you know who I am, sir?" cried
the indignant M.P. "I'm a representative of the people !"
"Yah !" growled the porter; "but
we're the people themselves !"
NICOLA LAKE
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open for the travelling public.
Our bar is stocked with the
Best of Wines, Liquors and
Cigars. Special efforts will be
made in the Cullinary Department, and tables will be furnished with the best the market
affords.
PRINCETON,   I C.
GEO. W. ALDOUS, Prop.
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.
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Public Meeting at Olalla.
At a public meeting held at Olalla on
Dec. 2th it was agreed to strengthen the
hands of Princeton and Hedley in the
matter of discussing and passing resolutions as to the urgent need of a railway
being at once commenced to connect the
rich Similkameen mining country with
the coast via the Hope mountains. R,
W. Northey took the initiative in calling
the meeting, at which W. C. McDougall
was appointed to the chair with J. T.
Armstrong as secretary.
The resolutions of Princeton and Hedley meetings as published in the Star
were read and generally approved. It
was resolved that petitions to both the
dominion and provincial governments
should be drawn up and circulated for
signatures, as well as a petition to the
postmaster-general for a twice-a-week
mail between Penticton and Princeton.
A sitting of  the County Court of Yale
will be held at Princeton on Monday,
January  nth,   1904,  at 10 o'clock, a.m.
By Order,
HUGH HUNTER,
Registrar County Court.
Princeton, Nov. 7, 1903.
NOTICE.
"Now," said the professor, "suppose
you had been called to see a patient with
hysterics—someone, for instance, who
had started laughing and found it impossible to stop—what is the first thing
you would do?" "Amputate his funny
bone," promptly replied the new student.
"What is your idea of a popular tune?"
"A popular tune," said the man who
takes music seriously, is one that gets to
be universally disliked."
'"THIRTY days after date I intend to afrply to
*    the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Commencing at a stake marked N.E. corner
W. C. Lyall's coal claim,
And running south 80 chains, along the west
side of A. S. lackson's coal claim, west 80 chains,
north 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement.
"W. C. I/taix, Locator.
J. H. Jackson, Agent.
Dated Otter Flat, Oct. 4,1903.
THE:
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[LIMITED
PRINCETON
NOTICE.
Anuie L. mineral claim. Situate in the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale district.
Where located : Copper Mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for A. W. Smith, free miner's certificate
No B71517 and Patrick H. Kennedy, free miner's
certificate No. B56376, 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 24th day of November, 1903.
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 land, described as follows: commencing at a post
marked Frank Bailey's S.E. corner, at the S.W.
corner of lot 1968, thence north to the N.E. corner
of lot 2465. thence following the boundary of said
lot 2465 to the S.W. corne. of same on the north
bank of the Similkameen, thence down the Similkameen river to point of commencement and
containing 160 acres more or less.
FRANK BAILFY, Applicant.
Dated November 6th, 1903.
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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, .stake (situate, lying and
being about fifty dURns south from the Tula-
meen river and on east bank of Cedar creek, in
Similkameen division of Yale district) marked
N.W corner A. S. Jackson's coal claim,.
And running 80 chains east, 80 chains south,
80 chains west, 80 chains north, to place of
commencement. A. S. Jackson, Locator.
Dated Otter Flat, Oct. 4th, 1903.
PRINCETON   BOARD    OF    TRADE—Rooms
centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
C. E. Thomas, E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
JAS. CLARK
WATCHMAKER
and JE
ALL   WORK  WARRANTED
Hedley and Princeton
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Seals, Stencils, Price Markers, Printing Wheels, Numbering Machines,
Band Dating and Numbering Stamps,
Check Perforators, Rubber Type, Printing Presses, &c, &c.
FRANKLIN STAHP WORKS,
     Vancouver, B. C
FULL STOCK OF If
Blankets
Flannelette Sheets
Wool and Fleece=lined Underwear
Tweed and Wool Overshirts
Socks, Mitts and Gloves
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Dissolution of Partnership
TThe partnership heretofore existing and known
as Thynne & DeBarro is this day dissolved. All
accounts are made payable to me at Otter Flat
Hotel. CHARLES DEBARRO,
For   Connoisseurs   Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through-
oat the province.
R.P.RITHET&C<Ud.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
Stock of   Staple  and
Fancy Groceries is
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January 2, 1904
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Terms: 1-3 Cash;
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
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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.
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