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U —   ^^ Princeton will be Large Railway centre.
SIMILKAMBH
God Gives the Mind; Man Makes the Character.
Railway Construction this Year Into the Similkameen is Assured—Two Competitive Lines will Build by Different Routes,
Coal, Ore and Placer Mining;—Come and See this Great Mineral District—J 20 Miles to Nearest Railroad Accommodation.
Vol. v.   No. 47.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1905.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
.14
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Railway Notes.
Intense anxiety prevails all over the
Similkameen and Nicola while awaiting
the long promised railway policy of the
Victoria government. Will premier McBride do something or nothing ?
Late despatches from Ottawa state that
the Nicola, Kamloops & Similkameen
railway bill was before the commons railway c'ommittee asking for two years' extension to begin, and five years to complete the line authorized from Osoyoos
lake to Grand Forks to connect with the
Vancouver. Victoria & Eastern railway,
and to Midway to connect with the Co
lumbia & Western railway. The sub
committee reported certain amepdments
but Duncan Ross, M.P., asked that the
bill be postponed for further consideration. Mr. Rossi point was that the bill
would put the company in a position to
monopolize the Similkameen and Kootenay passes, the only means of passage
through this country. As the committee
was rising, Mr. Ross withdrew his objection on the assurance of the minister of
railways that the railway commission had
full authority to secure to all roads an
equal right of passage through the passes
in question.
It is generally believed that the C.P.R.
will take active part in the numerous
railway schemes affecting the province
and this district in particular. Having
acquired the Esquimalt and Nanaimo
railway the company propose making explorations of Vancouver island with the
view of creating industries. In the Sim
ilkameen the company are in possession
of data regarding its resources and at
present Engineer Callaghan of Wiuni
peg is locating available railway passes
on Anarchist mountain. He has engaged
Mr. Sidlcy, one of the oldest residents
there, to point out to him the various
draws in the hope of discovering a feasible route over this mountain of difficulties.
Hedley Bachelors' Ball.
Those who attended the bachelors' ball
at Hedley speak in high praise of the
enjoyable time afforded and the open
handed hospitality extended to guests.
One hundred and eighty persons sat dowu
to a delectable supper at the Hotel Similkameen. As leader of the orchestra
Joe Brent sustained his reputation as a
first class musician and gave every satis
faction to the followers of Terpsichore.
Miss E. Bassett, of Okanagan Falls,
wrested the coveted prize from many fair
competitors for the best waltzing. Her
charm of manner and rhythmic movement quickly disposed of any doubt in
the minds of spectators as to the award.
The bachelors of Hedley acquitted themselves royally and are certain of large
patronage at any like function in future.
Hon. Clifford Sifton,  Minister of the
Interior, has resigned.
Rev. A. J. Fowlie will conduct religious worship at Hedley to-morrow.
MINING ASSOCIATION
Executive Reviews Work of
this Helpful Institution
for Year.
First Day's Proceedings Include Secretary's Lengthy Report and
Legislative Petition.
The annual meeting of the executive
of the provincial mining association was
held on Feb. 20 at Victoria when the sec-
letary's report was read, from which the
following extracts are made : "The reply
received from Ottawa to the resolution
recommending the opening of Indian
reserves for mining purposes was that this
question was receiving consideration.
"Some progress appears to have been
made in the direction of obtaining a separate department of mines by the Ottawa
governmennt, and it is hoped that the
placing in the estimates of the sum of
$20,000 is the prelude to the appointment
of a minister of mines, who, as respectfully suggested in the association's resolution, should be a representative from
tne Pacific coast.
"A forward movement has been made
towards the establishment of a national
mint, a contract for the erection of a
building at Ottawa has recently been let
by the Dominion government.
"Thanks to the assistance of Hon.
Senator Templeman the association is
now in possession of a number of the
reports of the geological survey of Canada, all containing information relative
to the geology and mineralogy of British
Columbia. The best means of obtaining
a summary of these reports for the use of
prospectors in British Columbia is one
requiring careful consideration if good
results are to be obtained.
"The growing importance of the zinc
mining industry has induced the associated silver lead mines of British Columbia to move towards the appointment by
the Dominion of a zinc specialist to examine and make careful study of the zinc
resources of the province."
A petition from the executive was sent
to the legislature in session stating that
a condition of unrest exists between the
lode miner and the placer miner, because
of the Mineral Act and the Placer Act
entitling each of the aforesaid miners to
occupy the same ground at one and the
same time to the detriment of both, and
to the mining industry generally. The
petitioners pray that the legislature may
be pleased to amend the said acts.
The intention is to hold the annual convention about June or July, when the
American Institute will be here.
A committee was named to ascertain
why gold and silver bullion goes to
Seattle from British Columbia instead of
to Vancouver and Victoria.
THE BOARD OF TRADE
Endorses   Petitions for   Telephone Extension and
Mail Service.
Appropriation for Reduction of Grades
and Improvement of Streets
Is Desired.
The regular monthly meeting of the
board of trade Thursday night was attended by few more than a quorum. After
routine, communications were read by the
secretary. Dealing with the matter of a
government medical subsidy for Dr.
Schon, the local member of the provincial house, L. W. Shatford, M.P.P., wrote
saying that the former grant of $300 per
annum would be at the Doctor's disposal
from January ist of the present year.
The member further stated that the addi
tional sum of $200, requested by the board
as increase of subsidy, was not at present
available.
Reference was also made to a communication from Commissioner Mun-
roe at the late St. Louis Exposition in
which he commented on the absence of a
mineral exhibit from this section.
Resolved—That this board is in sympathy with the petitions now in circulation
.praying for telephone communication between the Similkameen, the Boundary
and thence connecting with existing line
to Spokane. The board also favors increased mail facilities for Hedley and
direct mail communication with the
Boundary.
On motion the secretary was instructed
to write the local member pointing out
to him the urgent necessity for reducing
the grades on the main trunk road between Hedley and Granite creek. The
discussion following the motion elicited
much interesting fact as to the danger and
extra expense of haulage by freighters in
overcoming these needless grades. It
was shown that a six-horse team could
haul 2600 pounds more of freight were
the grades reduced to level. It was decided to present a petition for the improvements sought, the estimated expense being about $4,000. The extension
of the sidewalk tfrom the centre of the
town to the school house and government
offices will ate* be brought to the attention of the government and a sum of
$1,000 in connecton therewith will be
requisitioned for it and street improve-1
ments.
The matter of mineral exhibits for the
great Portland exposition and the pro-
pincial exhibition at New Westminster
was discussed and strenuous efforts will
be made to secure a display worthy of
the district. Contributions of money in
aid of the undertaking are invi||d from
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Presbytery Meeting.
The meeting of the Presbytery of thp
Presbyterian church at Kamloops recently
was largely attended. Rev. Drs. Whyte
and Herdman convenors of the Methodist and Presbyterian churches respectively were present. The arrangement
of the work of the two churches in this
district is in the hands of a committee
whose effort will be to secure best results
for labor spent. The attention of the
committee was for a considerable time
directed to the Similkameen and the discussion indicated a feeling of the importance of this district and its immense possibilities. With a view to expected rapid
development of this territory arrange*
ments will be temporary.
Casting Wistful Eyes this Way.
Leo McMullen came home from Phoenix last Monday where he has been mining all winter. He says the Great Northern is hauling ore from the Granby mines
and the passenger service went into operation on the first of present month. Mr.
McMullen did some missionary work for
the Similkameen and preached the gospel
of its rich mineral deposits to the Phoenicians and all others whom he met. A
lot of inquiries were made about Princeton and the first shovel of dirt thrown
west of Midway by Jim Hill will be the
signal for a jam of gold hunters into this
section. Mr. McMullen is glad to be
back and enjoy the glorious climate and
pure water of his town, both of which
are lacking in the Boundary just now.
A new mineral, valued at $150 per hundredweight has been discovered in Ceylon. A sample which was supposed to be
unaninite, or pitchblende, proves on complete analysis to be a new mineral, which
it is proposed to name thorianite. Thoria
is used in the manufacture of incandescent gas mantles and is scarce. Its color
is dark red brown and it is infusible. It
would be well for prospectors in the Similkameen to have an eye for it as Sir
William Ramsay, the great chemist,
states that radium is present in it and the
last market quotation of radium was
$500,000 an ounce.
A letter received from the mounted
police stationed at the mouth of the Mackenzie river at Herschell island, Arctic
ocean, tells of conditions there up to
the end of November last. This letter
travelled 1000 miles by dog sled within
the Arctic circle, rooo miles by water and
3000 miles by rail, in all 5000 miles in
midwinter, covering the entire distance
in a little more than two months. Surely
Canada is a land of magnificent distances.
Two new provinces have been created
out of the northwest territories and are
named Alberta and Saskatchewan. There
are 25 constituencies in each province.
The provisional capitals are Regina and
Edmonton. The grant per capita is 8d
cents per head on a minimum of 250,000
population, or $200,000; the maximum
population on which this will be paid
will be 800,000.
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 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
March 4, 1905.
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howsej.- Manager.
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advertising.
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A. E. HOWSE.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
It is barely possible to pick up a
newspaper published in the Dominion without observing some reference in it to the Similkameen. This
widespread publicity, which is now
reaching beyond our borders is due
largely to the merited praise given
the country by those who have
seen and been impressed with tbe
remarkable diversified gifts which
nature has strewn about with such
lavish hand. The newspapers of
this province have awakened to a
sense of the importance of this district by publishing descriptive articles of the prospects, present condition and resources of it. Systematic advertising is, in the light of
experience of successful business
men, most efficacious in procuring
patronage and thus developing
trade, and, while the newspapers
are doing an admirable service in
directing public attention far and
near to the Similkameen, the Dominion and local governments can,
even more effectually, excite interest by having attractive exhibits,
not only of this district but of the
whole country, placed in permanent
exhibition in London and other
large cities throughout the world
The approaching exhibition to be
held at Portland, Oregon, in commemoration of the centenary of
the Lewis and Glark expedition,
will afford a splendid opportunity}
for making known the mineral resources of this district. Organized
effort should be inaugurated early
to secure best results and a representative collection of exhibits.
In the Nelson Daily News of recent date are the following remarks
regarding the establishment of a
school of mines : "It goes without
saying that the benefits such an
institution would confer on the people engaged in mining pursuits
would be immense. Mining wherever carried on is a hazardous occupation, and .one in which all^persons engaged should do their best
to obtain the fullest information
possible, both theoretically and
practically. It is the duty of all
good governments to do afilthey
can to assist such movements and
remove as largely as possible all
impediments to people engaged in
this work of acquiring such knowledge as easily and cheaply as possible. If any right thinking man
will read the annual report of the
mines department and examine the
list of fatal and serious accidents
incurred in and about mines, he will
at once conclude that something
should be done to try and lessen
such a terrible record. The only
and safe way to attack such a formidable foe is to train the persons
employed in this risky work in at
least the elementary principles of
mining. Such training may be
brought about in various ways but
the establishment and equipment of
a school of mines is undoubtedly
the best method. There is little
doubt that such an institution will
be established in this extensive
mining country. * * * Another way to place before people the
principles of this mining knowledge is to supply at first cost in
each mining town good standard
scientific books on all subjects relating to the industry, or if a library existed in the town, to have
it supplied with these books to be
loaned at a small cost to all persons
engaged in mining."
Considerable complaint is heard
at the long delays which occur in
the Lands and Works department
at Victoria. An applicant for land,
for instance,'who complied with all
the statutory requirements was kept
a year waiting before he was notified of the favorable acceptance of
his request. Another having paid
the usual deposit for purchase of
land was deprived of the use of his
money for nearly six months and
finally put to extra expense in surveying at an unseasonable time of
the year. What useless routine and
red tape there must be to occasion
such unreasonable delays ; or what
must the commissioner, his deputy,
and all the clerical staff be about to
cause such dilatory conduct of public business ? Evidently the whole
department needs to be renewed
and those moss-covered ' customs:
which occasion so much annqyan.ee.
should be put aside and modern
methods substituted.
It is well known that some of the
Indian reserves . in the province
cover what is believed to be valuable mineral ground. These reserves, as a rule, have long since
ceased to serve the object for which
they were designed. It would be
much more profitable and desirable
in every way to throw open these
reserves and thus make them pro-?
ductive of revenue and sources of
investment.
The Dominion now has control of
the forts at Esquimalt and Halifax.
Tkiswill be a source of pride to
every loyal Canadian and infuse
an esprit de corps in military circles
which must be beneficial.
NOTICE.
Numbers 1, 4, 5, 18, 19, 23, and Yellow Jacket
mineral claims situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district. Where located:  On Copper mountain, Voigt's camp.
Take notice that I, C. JB. Shaw, .agent for M.
A. Voigt, free miner's certificate No.' Bj'ijiiS,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
certificate of improvementsjifor the purpose of
obtaining   a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February, a.d. 1905.
C. JB. Shaw, P.L.S.
NOTICE.
NOMCE.
R
S. mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located: Copper mountain, Voigt's
camp.
Take notice that I, C. JB- Shaw, agent for M.
A. Voigt, free miner's certificaie No. B72128,
and J. W. Cook, free miner's certificate No.
B72127, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take 1 otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.    .
- Dated this 15th day of February, A.D. 1905.
C. JB.SHAW, P.L.S.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lauds and Works for permission to purchase
640 acres of land situate on Verde mountain in
the Osoyoos division of Yale district and more
particularly described as follows: Commencing
at a post about two miles north of Voigt's camp
and running 80 chains north, 80 chains east
80 chains south, 80 chains west, back to point of
commencement.
EMIL F. VOIGT.
Voigt's Camp, Jan. 2nd, 1905.
NOTICE.
TTHIRTY days after date I intend to apply to
I   the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands :■—
Commencing at a post placed ten chains south
of the south-west corner of lot 1042,
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains west,
80 chains south, 80 chains east, to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres.
W. C. McDOUGALL.
Dated Jan. 12th, 1905.
NOTICE.
St. Elmo mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division ,of. Yale district.
Where located : Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, Jessie R. Hunter, free miner's certificate No. B72126, intend sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above
claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.-
Dated this 13th day of February, 1905.
NOTICE.
Shamrock and Billy Goat mineral claims, situate in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale
district.   Where located : On Riordan mountain.
Take notice that I, R. H. Rogers, as agent for
Robert Gaede, free miner's certificate No. B78828,
and James Riordan, free miner's certificate No.
B78824, intend sixty days from.the date hereof, to
apply  to the Mining Recorder for   certificates
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this' ist day of December, 1904.
Reginald H. Rogers.
NOTICE.
Notice is herety given that sixty days from
date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief
Commissioner of Lands' and Works for permission to purchase 160 acres of mountain pas
ture land. The described land is as follows:
Commencing at a post planted at the northeast
corner of W. H. Thomas' pre-emption and about
three miles from Princeton, and running south
80 chains; thence east 20 chains; thence j north 80
chains; thence west 20 chains, to place of com-
mericement and containing 160 acres more or
less. AMY A. .WORGAN.
Dated December 23rd, 1904.
NOTICE.
Flagstaff, Copper Kettle No. 1, Searchlight and
Nevada mineral claims, situate in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale district.   Where
located:  On  Flagstaff mountain,about one
mile south east of the townsite of Olalla.
Take notice that I, Reginald Heber Rogers, as
agent for Robert Gaede   free miner's certificate
No. B78828 and James Riordau, free miner's certificate No. B78824, 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.
j Andfurther take notice that action, under sec-
,ti8n*37') must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 18th day of January, A.D. 1905.
R. H. ROGERS.
Freddy Burn, S. and N. Fraction and Commet
mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district. Where located : Boulde^creek mountain.3SXSS
Take noticA.that I, Ppuip Y Smith, agent for
Charles J. Wilson, F.M.C. No. B81570 and W. J.
Wilson, F.M.C. No. B81691, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to ap'pljS. to the Mining
recorder fora certificate of improvements for the
purpose of obtaining a crown granVof the above
claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this first day qfclfecember. A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVB3£.that flje Vancouver and Coast-Kootenay Railway Company
will apply to the parliament of Canada, at its
next session, for an Act to increase its capital
stock, build branch lines, and to extend the time
in which it may construct its works.
D. G. MACDONELL,
Solicitor for Applicants.
Dated at Vancouver, B.C , this 19th day of November, 1904.
NOTICE.
nTHIRTYdays 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 point south of B. White's
claim,
And running north 80 chains, west 80 chains,
south 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
W. J. WILSON, Locator.
P. Y. Smith, Agent.
Princeton, 28th Nov., 1904.
Commencing at a post near W. J. Wilson's
claim,
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains west, 80
chains north, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
P. BURNS, Locator.
P. Y. Smith, Agent.
Princeton, 28th Nov., 1904.
Commencing at a point near west end of Wilson's claim,
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains west,
80 chains south, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
GEORGE URQUHART, Locator.
P. Y. Smith, Agent.
Princeton, 28th Nov,, 1904.
Commencing at a point near George Urqu-
hart's claim,
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains west,
80 chains north, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
ALEX. SHARP, Locator,
P. Y. Smith, Agent.
Princetcn, 28th Nov., 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that application will be made to the Lieut.-Governor-in-
Council for permission to locate and appropriate the Similkameen Falls, situate about twenty
miles south-west'of Princeton, for purposes of
manufacturing, electric lighting and the development and transmission of power for railway
or other industrial purposes.
J. M. WRIGHT.
For self and associates.
Princeton, Feb. 13,1905.
NOTICE.
'T'HIRTY days from date I intend to apply to the
* Chief Commissioner of Lands and Wcrks
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands :—
Commencing at the S.W. corner of lot 300.
thence east 40 chains, south 80 chains, west 20
chains north 40 chains, west no chains along
the north line lot 230, north 52 chains along the
east line lot 71, west 20 chains to the S FJ&iqrner
of lot 75, north 125 chains along the east ^line of
lots 75 and 74, east 19 chains along southjline of
lot 246, south 160 chains along the west line of F.
W. Groves' and T. H. Parr's coal claims, east 80
chains along the south line of T. H. ParriS coal
claim, north 20 chains to point of commencement and containing 640 acres, in Yale division
of Yale district.
7th November, 1904.
C. ff.fTYE, Locator,
per F. W. Groves.
NOTICE.
■Honeysuckle mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located:   On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, F, W. Groves, free miner's
certificate No. B72155, acting for self and as agent
for Thomas Day, free miner's certificate No.
B72123, 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
ofsuch Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of November, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Take notice that sixty days after date I intend
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase the following described lands, viz: Commencing at a post
placed at the north-west corner of lot 1825, thence
west 40 chains, south 80 chains, east 40 chains,
north 80 chains along the western, boundary of
lot 1825 to point of commencement, containing
320 acres more or less.
JOHN M. MURRAY,
per W. C. McDougall.
Jan. 7,1905.
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March 4, 1905
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
THE BOARD OF TRADE.
[Concluded from page I.]
investors in this district and may be sent
to the secretary who will be pleased to
acknowledge.
Subjects for consideration at next regular meeting will be: "What effect will
proposed railways have upon location of
existing towns and townsites in the Similkameen?" "Will the Panama canal
increase our trade with eastern Canada
and New England?" "Would Russia
and the world at large be bene6tted by
a revolution and the establishment of a
wide-open republic in that oppressed
country?"
A special meeting of the board to hear
committee reports will be held next
Wednesday night.    Board adjourned.
THE VANCOUVER ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Beliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
LOCAL AND GENEEAL.
Dr. Doherty, late of Ymir, has been
appointed medical superintendent of the
provincial hospital for the insane at New
Westminster.
Two loads of loggers came up from
Hedley last Sunday to work in the lumber woods up the Tuiameen.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., J. McFarlaneand
E. Thomas came up from Keremeos last
Saturday where they had been surveying.
Alex. Bell has been appointed postmaster for Princeton with office in Star
building.
The bill introduced in the legislature
by Mr. Hawthornthwaite providing for a
compulsory eight-hour day in smelters
was defeated on its second reading on a
vote of twenty-six to twelve. As a result
of this measure being defeated there is
a strike of the smelter employees at
Greenwood.
During the fiscal year ended June 30,
1904, the following sums were paid in
bounties by the Dominion government:
Pig iron, puddled bars, $863,641 ; wire
rods, steel angles, etc., $15,320; binder
twine, $25,452; lead, $182,229 The
bounty on wire rods is $6 a ton, on structural steel $3 a ton, on rolled plates $3 a
ton, and on lead refined in Canada, $15
a ton.
ROCBUSSEN & COLLIS
Yates St., Victoria, B.C.
MANUFACTURER'S AGENTS FOR
Mining Machinery
mid supplies
Tenders on Engineering Contracts
MINING BROKERS
Quotations on all kinds of machinery
WRITE US FOR PRICES
Wood,
Vallance &
Leggat,
Limited.
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Sherwin-Williams9
Paints
MDRALO'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, $2,235,280.00. Reserve fund
and surplus profits, $2,140,176. Interest allowed on Savings bank deposits of
one dollar and upwards from date of deposit to date of withdrawal. A. H.
SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B.C.
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 situated on Nine-mile creek :—
Commencing at a post at S.W corner and running 80 chains north, 80 chains east, 80 chains
south, 80 chains west, back to post, containing
in all 640 acres.
S. SPENCER.
Located 15th Feb., 1905.
R. Ha ROGERS
M.A., B.C.L.
SOLICITOR
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
VERNON. B.G.
P.O. Box 44.
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Commencing from S. Spencer's S.W. corner
and running 80 chains south, 80 chains east, 80
chains north, 80 chains west, back to post, containing 640 acres.
M. SPENCER,
S. Spencer. Agent.
Located 15th Feb., 1905.
Commencing from S. Spencer's S.W. corner
and running 80 chains west, 80 chains south, 80
chains east, 80 chains north, back to post, containing 640 acres.
I. P.EDDINGTON,
}."' Si'.SPBNCER, Agent.
Located 15th Feb., 1905.
George E.Winkler
Penticton, B.C.
Real Estate & Mining Broker
Correspondence   solicited    from
parties having property to sell.
PRINCETON   BOARD    OF   TRADE—Rooms
OF
centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
F. W Groves, E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
JOHN LOVE
Druggist and Stationer
HEDLEY, B.C.
Drugs, Medicines,
Books,
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
Confectionery.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL UNO SURVEYOR.
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON.     -   -     B.lC.
RG COOPER
Harness, Saddles, ^IsS1^5'
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.
W0TFreight Prepaid to Penticton on all Orders from
Princeton and Vicinity.
NICOLA
is situated at the
foot of Nicola Lake,
which is one of the most beautiful lakes in the
Province, and from which flows the Nicola
River, which is noted for its excellent trout
fishing. NICOLA is also the key to the great
Similkameen, Granite Creek, and Aspen Grove
Mining Camps, and is the nearest point to
the     C.      P.     R.    ^^c^^e^e^e^e^e^^s^eJ*
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, situated in Yale division of Yale
district:
Commencing at a point on the west line of lot
300, 20 chains south of the north-west corner of
lot 300,
And running north 80 chains, west 80 chains,
south 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
F. W. GROVES, Locator.
Princeton, 7th Nov. 1004.
Commencing at a point on the west line of lot
300 20 chains south of the north-west corner of
lot 300,
And running south 80 chains, west 80 chains,
north 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
T. H. PARR, Locator,
per F. W. Groves.
Princeton, 7th Nov. 1904.
Advertise in the Star.
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Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
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 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
March 4, 1905.
Five
$■    Flour
Whitest
Strongest
Best
LAKE OF THE WOODS Milling Company
JAS. I. LOUTIT. Agent.
P.O. Box 168 Vancouver, B.C.
NOTICE.
Hardscrabble No.   i   Fractional, Bullion Fractional, Copper Head Fractional and Blkhorn
Fractional, situate  in the Osoyoos mining
division   of Yale district.    Where located:
At Camp Olalla, Keremeos Valley.
Take notice that I, Reginald Heber Rogers, as
agent for Robert Gaede, free miner's certificate
No. B78828.  intend 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.
i .ind further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 18th day of January, 1Q05.
R. H. ROGF.RS.
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
80 acres of mountain pasture land, situated and
commencing at the southwest corner of lot number 1937 and running south 40 chains, east 20
chains to lot No. 1037, thence north 40 chains,
west 20 chains to point of commencement.
THOS. J. MCALPIN.
December 6,1904.
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 the following described land, viz:
Commencing at a post placed 40 chains southeast of the north-east corner of lot 1825, thence
40 chains west, thence 80 chains north, thence
80 chains east, thence 40 chains south, thence 40
chains west, thence 40 chains south to point of
commencement, containing 480 acres more or
less. JOHN M. SMITH.
per W. C. McDougall.
. Jan. 7,1005.
NOTICE.
TPHIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
•   the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum
.on the following described lands:
Commencing at a post marked "James Hay's
north-west corner," and running 80 chains south
along east side of H. Rockett's location, thence
80 chains east, 80 chains north, 80 chains west
to place of commencement, containing 640 acres
JAMES HAY, Locator.
W. A. Davis, Agent.
Located June 22nd, 1904.
NOTICE.
'T'hirty days afterdate I interd to apply to the
*   Chief Commissioner of I ands and Works for
a license  to prospect for coal and petroleum on
the following described land:—
Commencing at a post marked "M. P.ockett's
northwest corner," running 80 chains west, 80
chains south alorg east side of J. Y. Mac Adams'
location, thence east 80 chains, north 80 chains
to place of commencement, containing 640 acres
in all.
M. ROCKETT, Locator.^
W. A. Davis, Agent.
Located June 22nd, 1904.
NOTICE.
Peerless, fractional, mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where located : On Kennedy mountain.   .
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting
as agent for A. E. Lvine, free miner's
certificate No. B76S70, intend sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for Certificate of Improvements, for the
jpurpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claim.
And further take notiee that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch certificate of improvement's.
Dated this 15th day of November, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Dividend No 1 A, Dividend Fraction, Mammoth,
Iron Mask, Dividend   A, Dividend No. 2 A
and Dividend No.   3 A  Fractional mineral
claims, situate in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale district.   Where located : On Dividend mountain.
Take notice   that I, Reginald H. Rogers, as
agent for Robert Gaede, free miner's certificate
No. B78828 and James Riordan free miner's certificate No. B78824, intend, 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
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 7th day of December, a.D. 1904.
R H. ROGERS.
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Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
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Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Winest Liquors and Cigars.
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HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
March 4, 1905
HTJMOEOUS.
"Do you understand what is meant by
a free government?" "Certainly," answered the man from Fairview. "A free
government is one to which there is no
expense attached. That is the reason we
want it."
Hugh  Hunter,   the   president of the
New York normal  college, was addressing a  band of young women.    "Young
women," said Mr. Hunter, "make excellent  teachers.     Anyone   can become a
good teacher who likes the work.    But if
you dislike the work, turn to anything
else but teaching.     We cannot succeed
in what we hate.    Bad  teachers,  when
we find them, are persons who dislike the
work.   They are like the young girl in
the country town who said to one of her
friends :   " 'Yes,  I am going to take up
teaching.     The friend   looked amazed.
You!  she    exclaimed.     You   a   school
teacher ?   Why, I'd rather marry awidow
with nine children.    " 'So would I,' said
the other, 'but where is the widower ?' "
"You  know,  they say, 'All the world
loves a lover,'"  began  the sentimental
young   man.     "Yes,"   interrupted the
cynic,  "but not   as much as it loves to
h ear the lover's letters read out in court."
"I'm  going to  endow one of the universities," said the millionaire—"going
to establish a chair."    "Chair of what ?"
asked his friend     "Well,  I  don't know
w hat you'd   call it for short, but it's a
chair that's   badly   needed—a chair to
.teach graduates how to get a job."
Tom—Are you deaf to my pleading ?
Eva—I am. Tom—But what if I were to
offer you a diamond ring. Eva—Oh, I
am not stone deaf.
"Does the baby talk yet?" asked a
friend of the family. "No," replied the
baby's disgusted little brother, "the baby
d oesn't need to talk." "Doesn't need to
talk?" "No. All the baby has to do is
to yell, and it gets everything there is in
the house that's worth having."
The youthful scion of a Germantown
household succeeded in putting the
family physician to blush a few days ago.
Something was wrong with the young
hopeful's vision and the doctor was called
in. The family assembled and several
optical tests were made. Finally the
doctor held up his hand. "And what do
you see now, my boy? he inquired. "I
see a dirty hand," piped the little fellow.
T he doctor's departure was followed by a
spanking.
U.S. Senator Depew is credited with
this: A young and pretty girl had been
out walicing. On her return her mother
said : "Where have you been my dear ?"
"Only walking in the park," she replied. "With whom?" pursued the
mother. "No one, mamma," said the
young girl. "No one?" her mother repeated. "No one," was the reply.
"Then," said the elder lady, "explain
how it is that you have come home with
a walking-stick instead of an umbrella."
"Before we were married you said I
was the light of your eyes." "Yes?
Well ; I see now I was merely dazzled."
When Adaline writes me a note of regard
Her cute postcript I dearly adore,
For it   makes   her   whole   letter  seem
sweeter and better
To have Adaline, add a line more.
"Will you keep ^my daughter in the
style to which she has been accustomed?"
"No sir; I'll keep her in a style to which
she has not been accustomed." "All
right, my boy; take her and be happy.
Now her mother and myself will be able
to put on a littie style to which we have
not been accustomed."
Every dog has his day—and the cat has
a monopoly of the nights.
^■kf=.y°u looking for work?" "No,"
answered the poor but candid man. "I'm
looking for money, but I'm willing to
wofk'Because I can't get it otherwise.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
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our many customers
throughout the Nicola and
Similkameen valleys for
their patronage during the
past year. Our facilities
for serving our many customers will be better than
ever during 1905. Our
stock is like running water
—always fresh. A large
trade, quick-selling methods and prices keep the
stock moving continuously. <No chance for-anything but the freshest
here. Wishing you all a
prosperous New Year.
The A. E. HOWSE Co. L'd
Nicola and Princeton.
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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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LOTS  FOR  SALE ;-:';"'.^H
PRESENT PRICES OF LOTS—From $2.00 to $10 Per Front Foot. Size of Lots
50x100 Feet and 33x100 Feet. Terms™One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six rionths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum.
Send for Map and Price List  to
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Resident Manager
VERMILION    FORKS   MINING   AND   DEVELOPMENT   CO'Y
Agents for the CANADIAN ORE CONCENTRATION, LJMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)
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