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Vol. ix. No. iq.
Princeton First, Last and Always.
Published in the interest of Princeton "and SimilKameen district.
PRINCETON, B.C.; WEDNESDAY,  MARCH 4,H908.
$2 a Year, in Advance
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MINES AND MINING
Dredging for Gold at Granite
[Creek to be Undertaken
Immediately
By Spokane Capitalists—Platinum at
Champion^gresk—Coal Mining—
Placer Digging's.
The old historic mining town of
Granite will this summer likely be the
scene of considerable mining activity.
Last week W. C. Weeks and Burton S.
Adam* arrived from Spokane and proceeded to Granite' Creek, where ther
made an examination of the creek for
th : I u rp s; of a'scqriaining the possibili
ties for saving the gold in the creek by
dredging. They were well pleased with
the prospects for successful operations
and one mile of ground was staked, half
of whip'n is on Granite. Creek from the
mouth up.and half a- mile on th.e Tulameen river from the Granite Creek
bridge down the'river. On the return of
these gentleni'e.wT^om* Sploka'ne shortly a
dredge co-itina^tng*!Slo o o will l.e constructed and mining operations commented.- Mr Weeks claims he. can build
a dredge for this sum that will pick up
and save everyuung to bedrock.
During the big gold excitement and
stampede to Granite Creek duritig 1S85-
1836 this same ground was held-' and operated bv the. Mainland Placer Mining
Co , which during tfie the year or so it
was yielded handsome returns. Platinum
was also found but at that lime no one
seemed to know anything about the
metal aud it was not sought lor. The'
placer diggings giving.out1 the -property
was abandoned, and later on it was taken
u;> by the Boston Mining Co. -This company endeavored to work it by a bedrock
flume but they were swept out of business
by the water after spendine considerable
money without avail. It is generally understood that this property contains
enormously rich pot- loles and if Mr.
Weeks can work it with his dredge he
should reap a rich reward in both gold
and platinum.
These operations will be watched with
a great deal of interest by people in this
vicinity, as other ground will be worked
if this venture proves successful,
CHAMPION C.ISEK.
Dan Coutenay returned last week from
a trip to Champioi creek, where he is interested in a group of platinum claims,
several of which are under bond to Colorado capitalists.,. The trip was made for
the purroie of investigating the amount
of snow there at present and getting the
camp in readiness fir resuming operations. Dan reports only about three feet
of snow at present and says he will have
a force of men working on the ground t,y
April ist and is of the opinion that there
will be hig trfings doing in these platinum
fields the coming summer. He states
that Beit and C. Thomas, J. R. Campbell,
\V. H. Guthrie, and Mrs. James,'woo
hold platinum claims on Coutenay
mountain, have bonded their properties
t > New York parties in prices langing
from $10,000 to $20,000 apiece.
BEAR CREEK.
Albert Johnson, foienian at the- Swede
group on Bear creek, which property, is
under bond to the Granbv people, was
in townT.lte first of the \v,eek. He has
worked about seven men all winter sinking and drifting and says the results ob-;
tained have come tipto the most sanguine
expectations, large quantitiesof good ore
being opened up.
COLLINS GULCH.
The Collins Gulch Coal :So..are so well
pleased with tHe'result of their recent development work which showed a large
body of coal of the»first quality, that they
intend to itart a big working tunnel at
_on.fie_.and the mine will De fully opened
up. giving employment to quite a -force
,p.f men.
:, FROM HAZELTON.
Reports from Hazelton regarding the
recent rich strike of placer diggings on
the Finlay river, in north-eastern British
Columbia, show that it is not uncommon
to wash gravel which goes from $1 to #3
a pan and that there is an enormous area
of auriferous country which will pay
prospecting. Prospectors are rushing in
from Hazelton and indications are that
the stampede will rival that of the Klon'
dike a lew years ago.
A PAINFUL INJURY.
Albert Johnson, foreman at the Swede
group mining camp on Bear creek, met
with a painful accident yesterday that
will confine him to the house for a fortnight. Mr. Johnson had been in Prince
ton purchasing supplies fofLthe camp,
leaving here yesterday morning. After
passing Granite. Creek*^ and near Rab-
bitt's ranch, he was walking behind the
wagon carrying his supplies when his
foot got caught in a rut in the frozen
ground, causing him to stumped.and fall
to the ground. On trying to rise Mr.
Johnson found he was unable to .do so,
and an examination showed the ankle
had been dislocated. The sufferer was
conveyed back to Princeton arriving last
evening. DrvSchon was summoned ajnd
the injured member set in plaster paris.
Mr. Johnson's many friends will be sorry
to learn of his misfortune and wish him
a speedy recovery. He will be made
camfortable at the cottage of C. Wiljgfoi
son and P. Johnson where his brother
Oddfellows are looking after his welfare.
LOCAL AND GENERAL
Big Appropriation for Similka
.  meen District==Natal Act
Adjudged Inoperative
By Chief Justice and Full Court—Appeal to Privy Council—People
j      p.Ay..-       ' Passing. -••■ I
W. J. Henderson, of Tulameen, is in
tDwn.
The Nicola Herald has moved from the
town of Nicola to Merritt, the town re
jcently sprung urj at the Diamond^Vale
;Coal Co.'I mines. ' f *Y
Jack Crowley left  last week for Otter
jFlat, where he will be employed  on   the
iColin's Gulch coal mines now under development.
Mr. Springett, part owner in the Allison townsite, was in Princeton last week.
I Jim Hill leaves for Vancouver and
Prince Rupert tomorrow. He has every
confidence in the ultirjn'ate,, prosperity of
the Similkameen andwill come' back
later. ...a   s^ssi-j" _i&-(
Dr. Schon has removed to Wm. S. Wil-i
son's new house at the foot of Billiter
avenue, near the Tulameen river.
. W. Britton left yesterday,for the coast
where he will visit for a fortnight or so.   '
French & Day's tinsmith shop has received a new coat of' paint. There are
other places injpj'wn that a Tittle paint
wouldn't hurt.
The Full Courtrsitting at Victoria the
other day sustained-Chief Justice Hunter's decision re the- Bowser Natal Act,
finding it inoperative against the Japanese. Now Attorney-General Bowser, he
of Napoleonic attitudes, signifies his intention of taking the case to the Privy
Council.
Everything's in shape for the "Leap
Year" dance to be held onFriday evening next. A good time is promised so be
sure and attend.
Board of Trade meets tomorrow evening at 8 o'clock.
Messrs. Uhler and Cox, who own a
promising group of copper claims on
Five-Mile creek, returned on Saturday to
prosecute development work, after having spent the winter at Olalla.
Although the Stag; has mrf.been favored
with an advance copy of the provincial'
estimates, it is learned that $40,000 has
been secured by Mr. Shatford, M.P P.,
for this dl.trict. $4,000 has been set aside
for the Bear creek road, and $10,000 for
Twenty Mile creek road at Hedley. The
end of the fiscal year having been changed
to several months earlier than usual this
meney shou'd be available early in the
year when road work can be prosecuted
to the best advantage.
The Star is indebted  to   the Carswell
Co., Ltd., the well known publishers of
Toronto, for a copy of Mr, Justice Martin's work entitled "Mining and Water
Cases of B.ritish Columbia." with statutes. This work contains all the reports
of ming cases and of water clauses consolidation act cases of British Columbia
from the earliest time up to the ist Jan.,
1908, in all the courts and from th'ejtfial
up to the Privy Council. The • learned
judge has in a most comprehensive and
lucid manner compiled a book that will
undoubtedly prove a valuable asset to
the libraries of the legal fraternitv. In
fact anyone interested in mining sliould
secure the work.    Price $7 50.
LAND: J3AW CHANGES.
The biil introduced by the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to amend
and consolidate laws affecting Crown
lands, makes quite a few changes with
respect to the land and water laws of the
province. With respect to1 the pre-emption of surveyed-land, wherein it is specified that the applicant must tnaite a declaration as to the land, the following
provision is added:
Provided, however, that in cases of
the survey of lands by the Crown, or of
lands the survey of which has been gazetted-, in which the area of a lot, or of a
sub division of a township, exceeds one
hundred and sixty acres, the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works shall have
power to permit of a pre-emptor recording such lot or sub-division, but such ex-
'cels area shall in no case be more than
twinty acres:
Provided further, that any person desiring to pre-empt in-a quarter section of
land being a subdivision of a townsfte,
or a portion ot a surveyed lot, the survey
of which has been gazetted, must, confine
such application to one particular quarter
of such section or lot, or legal sub-division thereof, and shall not be permitted to
include any portion of another quarter
section, or,cJfot, or any additional land
outside the boundaries thereof.
ARE YOU A VOTER ?
If your name is not on the voters list
have it attended to at once. A court of
revision will be held at Fairview on May
6th and in order to be properly registered
at this time your name tnpst be in the
registrar's hands at Fairview by the 30th
of March. If you fail to do so you will be
disfranchised should an election take
place within the next six months.
A. E. Howse. head of the A. E. Howse
Co., Ltd., arrived today from Nicola on
an inspection trip of his Princeton interests.
' The Dominion Railway Commission
will be increased to six members and
telephones and telegraphs will come under its supervision.
Rev. Mr. Conn is expected back from
the coast first of next week.
  —T^ :	
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THE     SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
March 4 1908
The Similkameen Star
B.   STONE KENNEDY
Editor and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION SATE:
One Year,
$3.00
Payable In Advance.
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 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
Wednesday, march**. 1908.
THE   BUDGET.
The...
Princeton    M
Livery Stable
HUSTON   BROS., Props.
General lytVery business 'carried on.
Horses for hjj^, single or double. Wood
or coal delivered on shortest notice.
Draying in all USTSVanches^'Prices right.
Satisfaction guaranteed.
While British Columbia is to  be',
congratulated on the  general  state
of trade and  industry as~*disclosed |
in the figures quoted  by Mr. Tat-
low in his budget sp£efchr, says the
World, we  are by no means sure 1
that the Government can take much;
credit for  the  financial   statement)
presented.    We learn that there  is I
a surplus of $1,200,bod,' but that on
the other hand over one-third of the 1
revenue, or  $1,600,000, is derived'
from land sales, timber licences and
timber   royalties.       As   we   have
pointed  out  before, the  money received from these sources is not an
addition to the assets of the  Province.    It is simply the proceeds   of
the sale of part of the public estate
and, while in a country like British
Columbia it is proper to dispose  of
the public estate as the opportunity
cf turning it over to those who will
make it productive arises, it is questionable financing to sell large portions of it to speculators  who will
reap most ot the advantage in order
to spow a big surplus.and a reduction of  the  public debt.    The "increase in  timber royalties   and   licences is over half a million and the
increase in   land   Sales,fInea'rly  as
. much, so that  almost  the whole of
the surplus is accounted for by the
surrender   of   provincial   property
nearly all of which is at   this   moment in the hands  of  speculators.
In no other case,is' there  any'such
extraordinary increase  in  revenue
and we are therefore compelled   to
reach the conclusion that, had there
been no sale   of   Point Grey lafatis.
and -had the reserveTieeh jpiace&vbh
the timber before .stfcmany million
acres   were ' staked, the provincial
balance-sheet^ would"* have   shown
something very likV a ; defieit   in-
s.ead of ibV.boasted surplus.
F. W. GROVES
Civil and flining Engineer
B. C. Land   Surveyor
Examinations and   reports   made   on
mines and prospects.
_ ; Has   a   thorough   knowledge   of tthe
Similkameen and Boundary Districts.
Plans of all Surveyed Lands and Mineral Claims
in the District. PRINCETON. B.C
You J
need to eat meat if you want to
enjoy life. We have the best.
Fish every Friday.
SUMMERS & WARDLE
BUTCHERS
CALEDONIAN
WHISKEY
and
CLEAR ROCK
MINERAL WATER
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NOTES AND CO!$jgSgTTS.
Chief Jusjce Hunter has giveirP
his decision that the Natal A%'just
passed is inoperative against the
Japanese Attorney-General Bowv
ser, the winqjr member of the McBride Government, knew this all
along, but he had to play the game.
Surely the intelligent electors of
British Columbia are "onto" this
hydra-headed bunch of political trick
sters at Victoria, who cry, aloud
with one tongue for a ^y^itite man's
country and with the other lap
the anatomy of the big corporations,
which employ Orientals at the expense of the white man.
Sold bv all Dealers.
Latest Ii
Literature
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Wood,
Vallance &
Perfect Blend
Leggal
Limited.
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Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
VANCOUVER, B. C.
HOTEL   DRIARDi
NICOLA, B. C.
Everything in connection with this Hotel is first-
class and up-to-date and no pains spared to make
 -guests comfortable.    Rates reasonable	
Princeton's corner pore
How about some HEAVY UNDERWEAR. We have a large and
well assorted stock of Men's Underwear at prices that will please
you.
"Come in and see our samples of made-to-order Clothing.
Lpll & Mttdonei
General
flerchants
gJfP~/*gents for Similkameen Lumber Company
THE CANADIAN BANK
1   OF
HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO
ESTABLISHED  1867
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
A. H. IRELAND, Superintendent of
!    Branches
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Rest, - - 5,000,000
Total Assets, -  113,00^000
Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
CDMMJESCIAL AND FARMERS' PAPER DISCOUNTED*
SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT
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Deposits of, $1 and upwards received, and interest allowed at
current rates. The depositor is subject to no delay whatever in
the withdrawal of the whole or any portion of the deposit.
PRINCETON    BRANCH.
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NOTICE,
CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS
King: Solomon mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining* division of Yale district.   Where
located:   On Copner mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting-as ag-ent
for C. M. Snowden  free  miners  certificate  No.
i*9431, and E. E. Burr free miners certificate No.
B79302. intend, sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining- Recorder for a  Certificate of
Impro/err e its, for   the  purpose   of   obtaining  a
■Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, uuder sec-
ti jn 37, must be commenced befoae the issuance of
suhh Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 16th day of December. 1907.      49-9
NOTICE.
Certificate of Improvements.
^'Nero" fraction, ! Lone Star" fraction, "Ade-
^laide" fraction "Dividend," "Smuggler."
"Johnston," ".Enterprise." 'Ophir" mineral
claims, situate in the Similkameen Division of
Yale district. Where located: Coppei mountain.
Take notice that Charles Willerson, agent for
Charles Willarson F.M.C. No. 83997; Pet«*r Johnson, F.M.C. No 1*3998; John Crowley, F.M.C. No.
H3Q93; Robert Cramer, F.M.C. No. 69469, intend,
■sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown
Grant of ihe above claim.
And tun her take notice that action under section 37. must be commenced before  the issuance
of ?uch Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this iSth day of December A.D. 1907
2-10
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Myrtle
Navy
Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada
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First Class room and board
Wines, Liquors, Cigars
K€RM, B. C.
I/EP
m$i$ FLOUR
The only Reliable Standard Brand made from the
nighest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
USE OF TIE WOODS
MILLING CO.
guarantee that no bleaching
either bv CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
manufacture.
Accept no Substitute.
oiler Fii
TULAMEEN, B.C.
„*. PRORIETOR
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NOTICE.
Certificate of Improvements.
"Freddie B" and "Rambler" mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale
district.   Where located:   On Five-Mile creek.
Take notice that I, Luke Gibson,  Free Miner'8
Certificate No. B9468, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Minim? Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements for  the   purpose   of
obtaining- a Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of
such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of February, A.D. 1908. 8-16
Just Arrived
A large consignment of	
Homespun Pants
 the real article
Pants like your mothnr used to make.    Don't fail to get a pair
The  Siater  Shoe
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A.E. Howse Co.
Nicola
Limited
Princeton
TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION TO ALL POINTS.
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Similkameen Lumber Go*, Ltdm
J, F, Waddell, Mgr.
ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER
SHINGLES, DOORS AND WINDOWS
All kinds  of mouldings made.     Oorders promptly
attended   to.      For   further   particulars   apply   to
& Guthrie
LIVESY and FEED STABLES
Driving   Rigs,   Pack and
Saddle Horses for Hire
Horses Pastured and Delivered
CBALED TENDERS, addressed to the Postmas-
^ ter-General, will be received at Ottawa until
noon, on Friday, the 20th March, for the conveyance of His Majesty's mails, on a proposed contract for four years, 3, 6 and 6 times respectively
per week each way, betvT/,en Penticton and Keremeos station; Hedley ai d Keremeos station, and
Hedley and Princeton, from the Postmaster-General's pleasure.
Printed notices containing further information
as to conditions of proposed contract may be seen
and blank forms of tender may be obtained at the
Postoffices of Penticton, Keremeos Centre, Keremeos Station, Hedley and Princeton, and at the
office of the Postoffice Inspector.
JOHN E. GREENFIELD,
Postoffice Inspector.
Postoffice Inspector's Office,
Vancouver, B. C, 7th Feb., 1908.      8-12
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Apply    to    LODWICK    &   GUTHRIE,   Sojourning brethren welcome.    Hall situated in
Tulameen,  or to HOLMES, j ^^fwlL, arson, j. 1 hcston,
Granite Creek. 6 Noble Grand. Secretary.
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See latest prices in winter- clothing.   Salt
| Fish for Easter.      Candies. Nuts, Oranges and
\ Lemons.    Case Eggs and Fresh Ranch Eggs.
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New Goods Arriving--call and see
§§ them before going Elsewhere.
Boots, Shoes, General Merchandise, Miners' Supplies
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PRINCETON,   B.C.
McCOSKERY &  KIRKPATRICK
PROPRIETORS
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Special provision for Commercial Men.       Rates: $2.00 and up
NOW is the time to  have  your
farming machinery put in  order for the coming  season's  work.
g. Murdoch!
General Blacksmith, is the man to
do the job. Satisfaction guaranteed
and prices right. Talk it over
with him and be convinced.
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and Surrounding Camps.
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