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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 j All Kinds of Game; J44 Miles to Vancouver.
Vol. iv.   No. 26.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1903.
$2 a Year.
TRANSVAAL CROUP
HIGHLAND VALLEY
Immense Ore Bodies of Undoubted Richness—Some
Tempting Offers   to
Purchase.
The Star is in receipt of some interesting information regarding the Transvaal group from Wm. Knight who, as
mentioned in a previous issue, has returned from Highland Valley, where the
claims are located. Though Highland
valley is about ioo miles from the Similkameen the intervening country is rich
in mineral and proves the immense area
of the belt of which it is a portion.
The Transvaal group consists of six
claims, viz: Transvaal, Pretoria, Chamberlain, Imperial, Mafeking and Lady-
smith, and are owned by Wm. Knight,
Jas. Hosking and Geo. J. Novak, of Rossland. The locations were made in 1899.
As indicative of their value an offer ol
$50,000 was made to purchase and rejected by the ownes on completion of on«
assessment.
The formation is granite, and the ledge
matter consists of iron sulphide contain
ing chiefly carbonates, and oxide of copper with some sulphides. The mineral
zone extends a half mile wide by tw
The owners of the Transvaal have done
considerable work each year in open cuts
and a shaft twenty-five feet deep with an
even grade of ore from top to bottom.
Open cuts have definitely shown that the
ledge is from the center of one claim
that of another or a total of 1500 feet.
Experts and practical miners say it is the
biggest showing in North America.
Samples range from $5 a ton to #65 ;
smelter test, #28 a ton. The ground is
easily worked although it is a sinking
proposition. There is plenty of water
for mining and domestic purposes and
there is also sufficient timber for mining
requirements.
Owing to a disagreement besween the
owners a sale has not been effected
though some tempting offers have been
made.
The Transvaal is situated fifteen miles
from Spatsum, a small station on
C.P.R. eight miles below Ashcroft. A
right-of-way has been cleared for a wagon
road The claims are five miles north of
Fish lake in Highland Valley. Excellent fishing in the vicinity, and as a corn-
bit ed pleasure and mining camp it has
no superior. There are fine hay meadows owned by farmers on the Thompson river who put up hay to winter stock.
Twelve men are working on the wagon
road from Ashcrpft to the valley, the in
tention being to build right through
and connect with the Coutlee-Savonas
road at a point about six miles above
Mamit lake.
Two and a half miles east of the Transvaal lies the Albatross group which shows
well with ore similar to that before mentioned. Chas. Day, of Princeton, owns
a group south of the valley about four
miles, which looks well.
A large extent of virgin country lying
south and between the valley and Nicola
river and north between the valley and
the Thompson river, offers a field for
prospecting easy of access and of good
promise.
Railway Subsidies for B.C.
According to a recent despatch from
Ottawa British Columbia will fare well in
the matter of railway subsidies, at least
from 350 to 400 miles of road being provided for. Although it cannot be stated
definitely what roads will receive aid, the
total sum involved for British Columbia
railways will certainly be from £1,500,-
000 to £2,000,000, excluding the C.P.R.
and the Crow's Nest, which are trunk
lines, and therefore of exceptional char-
The aid this year will exceed in
amount the mileage assisted, and be
much larger than the aggregate of all aid
given and all mileage assisted since Confederation.
Canada's Great Illustrated Weekly.
In keeping with the progress of the
age, Canada's great national home home
newspaper, the weekly Globe, will be
very materially improved for 1904. Numerous important changes are in contemplation, but the leading feature will be
the introduction of an eight-page illustrated supplement on calendered paper.
This will undoubtedly make it the most
popular weekly offered to the people of
the Dominion. For the production of
this great paper an immense new electro-
typing, photo-engraving and printing
plant has been added to the Globe's mechanical equipment. Address, Globe,
Toronto. Canada.
A number of Indians belonging to the
Spokane Indian reserve, Wash., came
into town recently on their way to Nicola
to fish. No one would deny a hungry
redman all the fish he required no matter where he came from, but, when a
whole tribe of them come across the 49th
parallel it does seem as if our own Indians would be shy a few this winter.
If Uncle Sam has no fish for his Indians
it is no reason they should come here and
denude our lakes and streams. While it
is not a casus belli, it will require some
fine international diplomacy to adjust.
Possibly Judge Murphy would act as
one of a high joint commission to inquire into the matter.
Miss Jean Moore of Victoria arrived on
last Saturday's stage to take the position
of teacher in the public school.
GENERAL ELECTIONS
NEAR A STAND-OFF
Vancouver Liberals Fell Side
by  Side—Joseph   Is No
More—Brown With
the Slain.
The election returns are of such a meagre and uncertain character that little
credence is given the many flying reports and as a consequence there is no
enthusiasm manifested by the electors of
Princeton. Final and authentic information will be received by today's mail,
when all speculation and anxiety will be
In Vancouver five 'Conservatives were
elected with appalling majorities.
" Fighting Joe" Martin entered the ring
once too often and received a belly blow
which it is hoped may retire him for life.
He was over a thousand votes behind R.
G. Tatlow, while Mr. Monck, Liberal;
and Socialists Stebbings and Griffiths
lose their deposits.
Victoria sends four Liberals to the
legislature ; Nanaimo elects Hawthorn-
thwaite, Socialist, and New Westminster
makes choice of Gifford, Conservativ
Of the ministers, only Tatlow,
Bride and Wilson survive; Goodeve,
McPhillips, and probably Green, have
fallen by the way.
"Winchester" Brown surrendered (with
his rifle) to "King" Cotton on the field of
Richmond and McLean fell with his
face to the foe valiantly fighting for liberty and Liberalism against the outnumbering hosts of Shatford.
There remains plenty of eligible timber
in the Liberal ranks to construct a cabinet if called upon to do so, among whom
may be mentioned E. P. Davis, K.C., E.
V. Bodwell, K.C., and Aulay Morrison,
M.P., all exceptionally able and popular
men, while the names of A. E. Howse
and J. A. Schubert aie talked of as possible candidates for this riding in the
event of another general election.
Of a certainty two, if not three, cabinet ministers will have to be re-elected
to make the McBride government complete. This will complicate matters very
much and endangers the already critical
position of the premier.
Following were elected: Conservatives
—Young, Atlin; McBride, Dewdney;
Pooley, Esquimalt; Fraser, Grand Forks;
Fulton, Kamloops; McDonald, Lillooet;
Houston, Nelson; Gifford, New Westminster; Ellison, Okanagan; Taylor.Rev-
elstoke; Cotton, Richmond; Tatlow, Garden, Wilson, Bowser, Macgowan, Vancouver; Wright, Ymir; Green, Kaslo;
Grant, Comox; Clifford, Skeena; Shat
ford Similkameen; and Ross, Fernie.
Liberals — Mclnnes, Alberni; King,
Cranbrook; Murphy and Jones, Cariboo,
Munro, Chilliwack; Wells, Columbia;
Oliver, Delta; Brown, Greenwood; Paterson, Islands; Macdonald, Rossland;
Tanner, Saanich; Drury, Cameron, Mc-
Niven, Hall, Victoria; Henderson, Yale;
Evans, Cowichan.
Socialists — Hawthornthwaite, Nanaimo, and Williams, Newcastle.
Labor—Davidson, Slocan.
SERIOUS ACCIDENT.
Driver Small Trampled on by Horses
—Miss Moore's Thrilling Ride.
On arrival of the stage from Spence's
Bridge last Saturday the familiar form of
driver Wm. Small was missed from the
box seat, D. Munro acting as relief for
him. A peculiar accident occurred to
Mr. Small, the full extent of which together with his dangerous injuries, are
not as yet fully known. While en route
from Nicola Lake to Princeton the nigh
wheel horse fell broadside, the falling
snow having made the footing so slippery that the horses were all tripping.
Alighting to assist the fallen horse onto
his feet, previously handing the reins to
Miss Moore, a passenger and the only
eye witness to the unfortunate affair, the
leaders became restive. Seizing them by
their heads he was unable to control them
having gained such headway as to drag
him some distance when his hold broke
and poor Small fell beneath their trampling feet.
Five horses, including a led one, and
the coach passed over him, leaving him
bruised and unconscious on the road. All
the horses were now at full gallop with
the intrepid lady skilfully guiding them
on their perilous flight over the mountainous narrow way. Dislocating her
wrist with extreme exertion Miss Moore
foresaw her only chance of escaping further injury, if not of life, was to wheel
out on some inviting slope. This she
did—the horses stopping from sheer exhaustion on a friendly knoll about a mile
from where the unconscious driver lay.
Securing the horses Miss Moore hastened,
to Mr. Small, then to a house two miles
away for assistance, whither he was removed and medical aid procured.
Had it not been for Miss Moore's rare
presence of mind and coolness nothing
short of a disaster could have been averted. Mr. Small is very careful and trustworthy and esteemed by travellers and
employers. It is hoped his injuries will
not long detain him from his wonted
position on the box.
Judge Walkem has resigned from the
British   Columbia judicial  bench.   His
large   knowledge   of   the    mining  in- j
dustry made his services especially valuable in cases of this class.
Owing to the settlement of cases there
will be no county court.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
October io, 1903
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A. E. HOWSE.
THE BATTTE OVER.
The result of the general elections so far as known at present
cannot fail of being very unsatisfactory to either the Tiberal or Conservative parties. The Socialists
alone may find a crumb of comfort
in the fact that they have become a
factor, however insignificant comparatively, in the political arena
of the province. The returns received at Princeton vary, coming as
they do by courier or chance messenger. Enough is known, however to base a forecaste of probabilities resulting from the very close
contest throughout the province.
The latest returns, probably the
most authentic, place the Conservatives at twenty-one ; Liberals, nineteen ; Socialists, two. The News-
Advertiser claims a straight majority of five on its telegraphic page
while on its editorial page it concedes a possible minority for the
McBride government. At the time
of this writing all information here
has been received through Conservative channels which makes it not
unlikely that in their exuberance
over the defeat of Mr. McLean and
the victory of Mr. Cotton in Richmond together with the total obliteration of the Liberals in Vancouver, the returns have been seasoned
to suit the tastes of the Tory roisterers. Without telephone or telegraphic communication at Princeton it is impossible to verify any of
the returns until the mail arrives
today, just a week from the date of
the election, which will be too late
for the Star to publish.
In this riding it is beyond doubt
that McLean is defeated. This will
cause no surprise to those Liberals
who had well weighed the untoward conditions under which the
candidature of Mr. McLean was
begun, continued and ended. Without unity or organization the result
could not have been otherwise.
The shuffling of the candidates at
the first Keremeos convention rang
out the death knell not only of the
nominee but of the party during
•the campaign in the Similkameen.
For, many Liberals reasoned that if
the delegates would not select the
most popular man it would be in
wain to try and reconcile differences
of opinion when once the campaign
began, so it was that many bolted
into the opposing camp where peace
and unanimity prevailed. Having
a man of commanding confidence
victory is certain, for a great majority of the electors are Liberal by
profession, sentiment or occupation
in this riding.
The legislature is officially announced to meet on the 26th of
November for the 'despatch of business,' but, as at present constituted, with two Socialists holding
the "balance of power," there is
faint hope of any business being
transacted. Taking the speaker
out of the Conservative members
leaves them in minority as against
Liberals and Socialists combined,
as the Socialists are a very
uncertain quantity it may be they
will unite with the Conservatives
and thus enable them to wiggle
through a session on a majority of
one. Morally, the Liberals are victors and no doubt the Lieut.-Governor will, at the first opportunity,
dissolve the house and send for the
Liberal leader to construct a cabinet followed by a general election
in ratification of the ministry.
There is a sort of grim humor in
the fact that men who considered
themselves stalwarts and but for
hom their respective parties would
crumble away, have been hurled to
the nethermost shores of forgetful-
ness—Martin, Eberts, Brown and
McPhillips—all political pigmies
the country is well rid of. These
men had no respect for the electors
who reciprocated that feeling at the
polls with a vengeance.
That there will be another general election within six months of
the coming session every precedent
in political procedure would seem
to warrant. With a weak and vacillating personality at the head of
the present administration no hope
of accumulating strength in the
house can be held out.    He will die
the ditch he never can bridge,
for he is neither architect, engineer
statesman—only a political whiffet that must pass away with all
the ephemeral things of time. The
Liberals must now fortify themselves and clear away the guns for
action—McBride may "throw up
the sponge" at any moment.
ent for the other owners and myself: i. e.y
A. Cairns,  free miner's  certificate No. B
No. B72028 and Sydney R. Almond, free miner's
-ertificate No. B74427, intend, sixty days from the
ate hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder fc
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
>o.ooo. 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.
ate hereof, to apply to the mining
certificate of improvements, for tl
btain'&g a crown grant of the aboi
ion 37, must be commenced before
f such Certificate of Improvements
Dated this 26th day of September, A.D.j903_.
R* H* ROGERS
'     SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
Hedley, B.C.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C.
A sitting of  the County Court of Yale
will be held at Princeton on Monday,
October 12th, 1903, at 10 o'clock, a.m.
By Order,
HUGH HUNTER,
Registrar County Court.
Princeton, July 28th, 1903.
NOTICE.
Queen Alexandria and Marquis of Lome min-
ral claims, situate in the Similkameen min-
ig division of Yale district.   Where located
e°reoB^
it of the above clain
NOTICE.
ision   of Yale  disl
IcFhailj;
ibtaii
urpose
>. R. ALMOND.
TO THE PUBLIC
TAKE NOTICE from this date The Simill
leen Co.. L't'd, will not be responsible for a
ebts incurred without the authority of its Pre
NOTICE.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works foi
"'   nse to prospect for coal on the  following
Located Sept. 10th 1903.
NOTICE.
apply to the
 d Works foi
rospect for coal on the following
Joining J. A. Mohr's claim on the north. Com-
lencing at a post on the S W corner thence run-
ling north 80 chains thence east 80 chains
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80 chains
'  '    inilial post, in all about 640 acres.
. C. G. Mohr, Locator,
J. A. Mohr, Agt.
:d Sept. 10th 1903.
NOTICE.
[SB GhieiiCommis
Located Sep!
.RUBBER STAriPS.-.-.
Seals, Stencils, Price Markers, Printing Wheels, Numbering Machines,
Band Bating and Numbering Stamps,
Check Perforators, Rubber Type, Printing Presses, &c.,&c.
FRANKLIN STAHP WORKS,
Vancouver, B. C.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date we intend to apply to
* the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
o chains south, 80 chains west, back to post, in
11640 acres.
Geo. R. Philp, Locator,
'     . ' H. W. Elliott, Agent.
Dated Nicola Lake, August 12,1903.
NOTICE.
'THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
1 the Chief Commissionar of Lands and Works
for a licence to prospect for coal on the following
■described lands:
Iff iEccorhfe section 26, township 91', in the dis-
And running south 80 chains, west 80 chains,
H'.W.ELLiOTT?Agent.
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 11, iqo3.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works
L. R. Bus-
g described lands:
tube's S.E. corner   adjoining D. C
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 1
NOTICE.
[ intend to apply to the
HTHIRTY days after
1    Chief Commissioner of Lands and  \.	
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
^ommefccing at a post marked G. Marshall's
ind running north 80 chains, west 80 chains,
ith 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of com-
ncement, containing 640 acres.
D. G. Marshall, Locator,
H.W.Elliott,Agent.  "
)ated Nicola Lake, Aug. 12,1903.
NOTICE.
]>JOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
1 ~ date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 640 acres of mountain  pasture   land
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commis-
Nicola, Aug. 7,1903.
Fred. A. Howsi
F.W. GROVES,
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON,     -   -     B. C.
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT   &    GILMAN,
M PROVINCIAL CI
ASSAVERS Ll
I THE  VANCOUVER  ASSAY  OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tes
I Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Subscribe for the Star, only $2
per annum.
 October io, 1903.
THE- SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Local matter crowded out of this issue.
W. C. McLean left for Nelson with a
fine bunch of work horses on Friday.
"Jim" Hill went tq,a£%oast over the
Hope trail on Tuesday. "Jim" thinks
there will be no railway into the Similkameen until the financial stringency on'
Wall Street is relaxed. He will come
back in the spring to supervise his varied
Last issue an error was made in stating
that Mr. Johnson had removed to Mr.
Barber's house. It should have read 'Mrs.
Silverson's house.'
Luke Gibson has gone to Penticton for
freight for the A. E. Howse Co.
M. K. Rogers of the Nickel Plate mine
was in town Friday.
Driver Griffiths of the WeCyTtage
line reports the roads from here to Penticton as very bad owing to the rains.
The "Dirty Dozen" met last night with
barely a quorum. Members are scattered.
: Geo. Wardle is in town enjoying a few
days sightseeing.
J. Gladdin reports sleet and rain in the
mountains where he is prospecting.
D. O. Day has got the gold fever and
struck out for Poplar Creek, Lardeaji,
hoping to find that great remedy—gold.
Snow fell last Sunday to the depth of
about 3 inches, the earliest for many
years.   It soon vanished.
Charlie Harris returned from Boulder
creek Tuesday. He thinks the Cousin
Jack a fine property.
It is reported that the Granby Smelter
Co..have acquired the' Sunset mine
Copper mountain and that they are
ing immediate construction of the road
recently surveyed by Mr. Killeen.
Gordon Murdoch left for the coast via
Hope on Tuesday. He will be absent
about ten days, during which time his
blacksmith shop will be managed by
.Bert White of Penticton.
Dan McGillivray teamster for W. C.
McLean, took a header from his bike in
Hedley the other day. He looks now as
if he had been run  through a pulp mill.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date
e south side of the Tl
And running 80 chains west, 80chains s
T. MARTIN. Locator.
NOTICE.
certificate No. B72044 acting fo
tend sixty days from the date
the mining recorder for a cert
■ And further take notice tha
of'L3ch™ertificate™nmnprove:
Dated this 3rd day of Octobe
NOTICE.
1 east, 'back to
own as the J   .
NOTICE.
rHIRTY days from date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works
or a license to prospect for coal on the following
lescribed lands:—
Commencing  at a post on the west bank of
n  as  the  J. A. Gibson co
W. C. Mclean, Locator,
Sept. 29, iqo3.
NOTICE.
post, in all 640 acres.
Located 8th Septem
Administrator's Notice.
Notices hereby, gjvenr that! by an order made
attftis Honorable Court, dated the 15th day of
eptember, A.D.  1903, the undersigned wa.	
:n, late of Otter Va
the 16th day of September, A.D. 1
Official Administrator, County of
NOTICE.
miner's certificate No. B72023, for myself and as
agent for Arthur E. Thomas, free miner's certificate No. B72022, arid William H. Thomas, fret
miner's certificate No. B72024, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Re
corder for a certificate of improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above
And further take notice that action, under sec
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 8th day of August, 1903.
HERBERT H. THOMAS.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for alieense to prospect for coal on the following
Located Sept. 23,1903.
C. O. FRENCH, Agen
Located Sept. 23,1903.
ng east eighty cha
eighty chains, nor
L. L- French's.,coat.claim, and r
eighty chains, east eighty chains,
chains, west eighty chains, back
J. PERCY'& Co.,
WHOLESALE
DRY GOODS
VICTORIA, B. G
MANUFACTURERS OF
Clothing, Top Shirts and
Underwear.
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.
Hedley City Stored    \
I
T     A Complete" New Stock of General nerchan.
1 dise always on hand,
5 CONSISTING OF A FULL LINE OF
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Paints, Wall
Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill  Steel,
Harness and Saddlery,  jj
Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
J. A. SCHUBERT.
Wood, Vallance & Leggat, Ltd,,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Miners9, Logging and Mill Supplies
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 dura=
bility, 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.,
Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
The vnecosiver Breweries, LM.
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
Cascade Beer
Ginger Beer
<£ Alexandra Stout
&> Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first-
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
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VANCOUVEP, B.  C
If you want First Class Footwear
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Nothing equals them for Style, Fit, Finish and Wear.
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 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
October io, 1903
The Virtues of Coffee.
The Lancet particularly commends the
practice of drinking coffee after dinner,
■as coffee is an antidote to alcohol. Those
whose digestions are disturbed by the
use of hot coffee are advised to secure tl
advantages of its stimulating properti<
by taking it in the form of jelly. We
are assured that a clear coffee jelly after
dinner is every bit as good as the hot
fusion, while it is free from many of its
drawbacks. Coffee, unlike alcohol, diminishes organic waste, rouses the muscular energy without the collapse which
follows alcoholic imbibition, and gelatin,
in the form of jelly, is cooling, assuages
thirst, is soothing, and has a tendency to
absorb any excessive acidity of the
stomach.
Humorous.
A swell who conversed the other evening with two ladies to whom nature had
denied the gift of speech, called it "a
little exercise with the dumb belles."
Many a man can see where his wife
Would have made a good railway section
boss but for the accident of sex.
Farmer's wife—"Please, sir, I want one
o* them things as reggylates the 'eat of a
room." Chemist—"Thermometer you
mean, ma'am, 1 suppose." Farmer's
wife (eagerly)—"Yes, sir ; that's it, sir.
And if you'll be so kind, sir, to set it to
sixty-five I shall be much obliged ; 'cau: e
that's what the doctor says I'm to keep
the room at."
"Johnny," said the teacher of the juvenile grammar class, "what is the past
tense of migrate?" "My gracious,"
promptly answered Johnny.
"How did that love affair of Jones and
theSniffkinsgirl come out?" "It'sall
over now." "That's too bad; how'd it
happen ?" "Same old way; they're married."
Some men who believe in the division
of labor let their wives do all the work
and they do the rest.
An old Scotch woman, when advised
by her minister to take snuff to keep herself awake during the sermon, replied:
"Why dinna ye put the snuff in the ser-
Sunday School Teacher—Now, Tommy
what do we learn from the parable of th<
prodigal son ? Tommy—That it is better
to be a prodigal son than a fatted calf.
Just Qpeied
COMMERCIAL
HOTEL
first Class Dining Room
Newii nttM
Hedley
City
Good Beds
A Thought.
Yon sail on the horizon's verge
Doth like a wandering spirit seem—
A shadow in a sea of light,—
The passing of a dream.
A moment more and it is gone !
We know not how—we know not
It came—an instant stay'd—and then
It vanish'd into air.
Such are we all-
in joy on life'
-we sail awhile
; fair summer sea;
"oufsfiip is gone
Hotel Tulameen
The Largest and Most Homelike Hotel in Princeton is now
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,   B. C.
GEO. W. ALDOUS, Prop.
High Grade!
..No Chinese Employed..
rBEST BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS^
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
DRIARD HOTEL
NICOLA LAKE
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 ifor Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Tines.
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Hotel I Jackson
^~w~The Leading Hotel^^w^
This   Hotel,   having
passed into new manage- >
ment, will be found first ?
class   in    every   depart- >
ment.       o o >
Hot and Cold Water I
Baths.     ** «* )
Good Stables
Hotel I Jackson
Princeton, B*C,
 October io, 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
DBY-PLACER GOLD.
Edison's New Invention  for Saving
the Precions Metal.
Thomas A. Edison has announced
invention for winning gold from placer
sands without   washing.     Gold-bearing
sands   have  hitherto   been   cradled,
swished through flumes with riffles to
catch the gold, or dredged—especially
Australia—by a machine which takes the
gravel up from river bottoms or swamps
and separates the gold in riffled flumes
on the dredger.    But in the United States
alone  there  are nearly 100,000 acn
gold-bearing   sands   in   desert  regions
where the absence of water makes the
ordinary methods impracticable.   Thus
the need of the invention, although, to
be sure, there is the century-old Mexican
riffle-board.   Grooves or ridges are
structed transversely   on   a long board
which is shaken and joggled.   A our
of air from a bellows blows the sand the
length of the board and out, while thi
heavier gold settles in the grooves and
is swept out at intervals.
, During the  past year there has been
revival of interest in dry-placer machines
due in part to the practical stoppage of
wet-placer operations in  California b<
cause of the debris discharged on top of
the fertile farm lands lower down the
streams,and partly to the announcement!
of new placers of great richness discov
ered in California.
In the new invention for working such
placers as these a large volume of air is
blown through a horizontal pipe againsl
and through a transversely placed wire
screen, to split up the air, so to speak,
and equalize the pressure, thus avoiding
eddies and back currents. The regulated
air current next meets a falling sheet of
placer sand, and catching up the particles which are lighter (usually the sand)
carries them over to the further set of
open shutters placed transversely to the
pipe across its bottom, whence it is diverted into a separate discharge hopper.
Other shutters and hoppers placed nearest the ore sand entrance catch the heavier gold particles and carry them into
the locked gold-drawers, the intermediate shutters catching the gold-bearing
black sands.
Most inventors of dry-placer machines
would appear to have reasoned—"Sand
and gold, the latter eight times heavier
than the former—any kind of specific
gravity separator will do!" But it will
not do. Most geologists agree that placer gold has been deposited from gold-
bearing solutions. Something in the sand
caused the gold to stop or precipitate
there. These precipitations grew with
the passing ages and replenished the solutions, until sometimes the original gold
attractor was completely replaced, wherefore to-day we have flat or ovoid nuggets. Other gold particles fell off the
gold collector either by later abrasion of
sand on sand or by unequal precipitation
and these flat shimmering gold scales provide the "flour gold." Thus any good
dry-placer machine will save the majority
of the coarse gold nuggets, a very few
will save a part or all of the black sand
and gold, but none of them has yet sue
ceeded in recovering the flour gold.
But for that matter, flour gold saving
is the gold worker's great problem in
any process. In dry-placers flour gold
seldom represents less than 30 per cent,
of the total gold content, the coarse gold
ranging from 40 to 70 per cent, in weight,
while the black sands, if present, contain
from nothing to 30 per cent, of the gold
and sometimes an overwhelming propor-
The output of coal of Great Britain last
year was 227,000,000 tons more than ever
TICHETTS
Myrtle
Navy
Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada
For    Connoisseurs   Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
R.P.FITHET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
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WE ARE EXCLUSIVELY
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Company
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Fail & Winter
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A FULL STOCK OF
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Flannelette Sheets
Wool and Fleece=lined Underwear
Tweed and Wool Overshirts
Socks, Mitts and Gloves
Our   Stock of   Staple and
Fancy Goods is Now
Complete
ve
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A.
USu
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
October io, 1903
The Town of
-:PRINCETON I:
British Columbiaa
U
Lots for
• • • aZ^CVIC • • e
PKESENTPRICESOF
LOTS
From $2.00 to $ JO.
Per Front Foot.*^^
Size of Lots 50x100
Ft. and 33x100 Ft,
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
BaL 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent, per anSlS^^L
Government Head-
quarters For the Similkameen District.
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River, Upper Tulameen and Aspen Grove
FINl CLIMATE
and pure WATER
ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM
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Send for Map and Price List to of* <£ <& S> *&
ERNEST  mTBRMAH
Resident Manager VERMILldiR  FORKS
JVt^JING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.
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