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 Mineral Products of the Similkameen and Nicola Districts are Gold, Platinum, Silver, Copper, Lead, Iron and Coal.
Twice-a-Week Mail; Agricultural and Timber Lands; Water Power; Splendid Fishing; All Kinds of Game; J 44 Miles to Vancouver.
Vol. iv.   No. 30.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1903.
$2 a Year.
HEDLEY HAPPENINGS.
A Hallowe'en Social—Organ for the
Church is Installed.
Hedley City, Nov. 3.—Much complaint
is made about the road between here and
Princeton. Lately there have been large
droves of cattle over the road which
loosened boulders and made almost bottomless sloughs of the mud holes. The
. "Rocky Roads to Dublin" are not 'in it',
with the rocky roads to Princeton.
Hallowe'en was duly celebrated by
social held at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Joiner.    An enjoyable evening
was spent in musical entertainment and
in the provision of toothsome sundi
for the palate.   A feature of the even
was an interesting debate on the Alaskan
Boundary award in which Uncle Sam
was badly worsted.
Richard Carew, who has been ill with
typhoid fever is now convalescent.
Mr. Woodman, architect for the Daly
Reduction Co., has returned from Seattle
accompanied by Mrs. Woodman.
A new Doherty organ has been placed
in Grace Methodist church. Competent
musicians pronounce it to be a first-class
instrument. Miss Whillans is organist
pro tem.
The boys about town must have forgotten their old-time pranks on Hallowe'en
or were on their best deportment as no
puerile freaks have been reported.
George Allen has gone to Spokane on
a visit to friends.
William Haynes, provincial constable
of Fairview, was in town today on
cial business.
AURIFEROUS RIVERS
GOLD DREDGING
The Western Way.
It is typical of western life and its'
happy abandon from the formalities of
the effete east to see ladies with baby
arms and rifle off to the hills and lakes
in quest of game. Two of Princeton's
married ladies, Mrs. Johnson and Mrs.
Thomas, are accomplished equestriennes
as well as deadly in aim and frequently
bring in trophies of the hunt which
"lordly" man  would "blow" about for
The round-up of cattle belonging to
local and Keremeos cattlemen has been
finished.^ The average of beef cattle this
year is equal to the highest of any previous year. Grazing has been of good
quality and abundant. Even at this late
date there is plenty of green grass on the
hills.
Copper mountain lies in a southern and
not westerly direction from Princeton as
in error printed last week.
John Downing, nearly a year in the
employ of the A. E. Howse Co. has gone
to Nicola lake in the same company's service. Mr. Downing had many friends
here and all wish him health and prosperity.
The Tulameen and Similkameen  Give  Up Treasure With Primitive
Appliances.
It was placer mining which first drew
the attention of goldhunters from all
parts of the continent to the Similkameen. Large amounts of gold were
taken from the bars on the rivers by the
old hand process with rocker and grizzly.
There was also hydraulicing on the
benches by various companies, all more
or less successful. The great cost of getting material and supplies on the ground
has militated against any successful effort
in recent years to extract either gold or
platinum from the placers by machinery.
A slight idea of the extent of alluvial
gold deposits may be had from a survey
of the old workings along the rivers and
creeks. Vast amounts of gold and
considerable quantities of platinum were
taken from these diggings by white
and Chinese. As high as $100 per day
with primitive appliances were cleaned
up by men who are still living here.
So far as now known this district is
the only platinum producing part of British Columbia, but neither it nor gold
has ever been scientifically mined here.
The Chinese are about the only placer
miners working the rivers and creeks.
No one knows how much they are making as they "no savee" when asked as to
their luck. The persistency with which
they work and the occasional bag of gold
dust which go to merchants indicates
profitable workings.
If the Chinese with their ancient methods of gold washing can make it pay
surely a modern equipped dredge with
ts enormous capacity would give splendid returns. The Tulameen and Similkameen rivers as well as Granite creek
beyond doubt, rich in gold and plat-
a which can only be recovered by
dredging.
rs and their tributaries offer
an excellent field for investigation by
scientist or skilled dredger. The gov-
should send an expert here to
and report on the feasibility of
gold dredging. Anyone can satisfy himself of the presence of gold, platinum
and large quantities of black sand who
can manipulate a gold pan.
LOCAL PARAGRAPHS
COUNTY  COURT
E. Boening, contractor for the large
hotel at Hedley was in town Thursday
to procure lumber for the building.
Kit Summers went to Greenwood with
W. Richter this week taking with them
a bunch of beeves.
Search for Lost Mine—Developing Bear Creek Properties—Lady Hunts-
women.
County Court will be held at the court
house, Princeton, on Monday, nth January, 1904. Judge Leamy of Grand Forks,
will preside.
John Riddle of Boulder creek was ir
town the early part of the week on busi-
Al. Johnson left on Tuesday for the
coast via Hope and will take some horses
from Chilliwack with him to sell at Van-
T.J. Walmsley left for Victoria on
Wednesday intending to return early
in the spring to be in readiness for mining and pro.' pecting operations. This is
Mr. Walmsley's first season in the Similkameen and he is so favorably impressed with Princeton and district that
he will permanently locate with his
family here.
Jesse Beaver, who was recently married
in Spokane, arrived on last Saturday'
R. C. Brooke, of Port Hammond 01
the Lower Fraser, was here two days re
cently. He is a large rancher in the
Fraser valley and states that much damage was done the crops by high water and
continuous rains. He came to get a sniff
of Similkameen ozone and otherwise
cuperatte from the enervating effects of
the depressing moisture at the coast.
Wm. Richter and J. Lowe of Keremeos,
were in town Tuesday.
Stab, office improvements interior and
exterior have been in progress during the
week by Contractor McFarlane assisted
by Billy Clements. A large and commo
dious out-structure also a handy coal bii
will serve to make quarters warmer fo
the "devil" who will in turn be able to
make it hotter for certain legislators who
have neglected this district.
R. Stevenson, jr., his brother John and
, Evans of Chilliwack left via Hope
with a bunch of bronchos for the Vancouver horse market.
The attendance at the public school
dicates a flourishing condition. During
Miss Moore's term so far the number of
pupils in actual attendance has been 18,
of whom twelve are boys and six girls.
Instruction in vocal and instrumental
music is given and some scholars have
evinced an aptitude in voice and taste for
music that is encouraging to the teacher.
A grand ball at Keremeos on Monday
evening, Nov. 9th, is sure to be well patronized by devotees of the "light fantastic."
MINING NOTES.
Mineral Gleanings From All Parts of
the Similkameen.
Messrs. Stevenson, Walmsley and Gwin
returned from another search - for the
Lost Mine. The weather was unfavorable in the higher altitudes and the snow,
though light, impeded the search. Mr.
Stevenson is confident of finding it and
will resume explorations for it during
next year.'
Coal from the Vermilioir Forks Co's
mine in town is being freighted to Hedley for the Daly Reduction Co. by W. H.
Wheeler.
Waterloo ore at Camp Mckinney runs
about $26 per ton, of which $20 is saved
on the plates. The mine employs 25 men
and the mill is running full time. The
clean-up for September amounted to
$io,ooo.
The Dominion Copper Co. of Fairview
has resumed work. The electric power
plant in connection with the same will
be begun as soon as the snrveys are completed.
The Stemwinder mine at Fairview is
working 30 men. The high grade ore
lately struck is holding out in quality
and quantity.
The Daly Reduction Co. at Hedley is
making slow but sure progress. It is expected stamps will be dropping in about
eight montns from date.
Energetic Mining Man.
C. F. Law of Vancouver who has large
coal and metal interests in the Similka-
n and Nicola districts is inspecting
his properties with a view to greater development.     He   will  keep a working
force on the Bear creek group all winter
and will also do some exploratory work
his coal holdings.   Mr. Law's strenu-
s advocacy of a railway has not been
vain.   Financial aid has been enlisted
a railway enterprise of which he is the
moving spirit and which will take tangible form as soon as legislation has been
icqnired.
There was a row in the zoo the other
day between the bob-tailed lynx and a
yaller canine. In trying to separate them
Tuck, the Jackson house hypnotist, got
swipe from the lynx's right on one of
his left digits whieh started the 'claret'
freely. There is little danger of blood-
poisoning from the wound as some of
Seagram's balm was immediately applied
to the cut and a small draught taken inwardly. The lynx is growing rapidly and
is putting on his best coat for winter use.
A trainload of miners left Butte this
week for British Columbia. The great
strike of miners there has driven these
men to other mining regions.
The Spokane papers say nothing about
smallpox in that city, yet it is stated that
a virulent type of it is prevalent.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
November 7, 1903
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
- Princeton, B. C. —
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager.
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A. E. HOWSE.
CONDITION OF BUSINESS
Prospecting and mining operations for the past six months in the
Similkameen have been, on the
whole, of an encouraging character. While there have been fewer
prospectors in the field than formerly the ratio of mineral discoveries and of claims located has not
decreased, nor have the results from
mining operations been less sat s-
factory than in previous years. Of
course there has been less money in
circulation in Princeton and immediate vicinity this year than ever
before in the history of this particular section, but it has not been for
lack of field in which to prospect or
invest. The turmoil of politics and
the total absence of any government expenditure in the construction of sorely needed roads together
with the uncertainty of a railroad
has driven workingmen and capital into more luckily situated localities. Retrenchment and economy
is the natural outcome of the business depression in Princeton. It
is a lesson in the school of experience which can be used to great
advantage when the boom times
and the railroad arrive. Men have
lost their heads in the flush of prosperity having never passed through
the furnace of adversity and their
financial carcases have filled the
boneyards with sad warnings. Let
all profit by the business reverses
of today in renewed wisdom and
poise of mind, tomorrow is radiant
with hope and bright with promise.
EDITORIAL NOTES.
The Munroe doctrine and Uncle
Sam's doctrine are as different as
theory and practice. Munroe
warned off all the powers from setting foot on any part of America ;
Uncle Sam takes an island or a
slice of a continent when he feels
hungry and none dare say him nay.
Munroe is expulsive, Uncle Sam is
expansive, the two combined are
very repulsive to Canada. Thank
Providence there is some land left
in Canada after the Alaska award
has been made, which will grow
spuds and wheat too, and, as in
Similkameen, it will produce black
Sale of Lands for Unpaid Delinquent Taxes in the
Princeton Assessment District, Province of British Columbia.
I hereby give notice that on MONDAY, the 7th day of December, A.D. 1903, at the hour of 1
hereinafter set out; for the delinquent taxes unpaid by said persons on the 31st day of Decembei
1902, and for interest, costs and expenses, including the cost of advertising said sale.
LIST ABOVE MENTIONED.
Column No. 1.
Statutory Costs
diamonds and yellow metal also.
All that Canadians ask of Uncle
Sam from this time forth is that he
will cease rooting around our back
yard. If he loves Miss Canada
he should come in at the front door
and not sneak over the back fence
into the kitchen. Canada now owns
up to the North Pole, including the
venerable stick itself. A not ce
to that effect should be postec
the pole and save the necessity of!
another arbitrary arbitration.
NOTICE.
That labor papers have their
share of difficulties is evident from
the fact that the Clarion (Socialist)
and the Independent of Vancouver
are appealing for money to lubricate the cogs of brain and press.
Labor is neither adhesive nor cohesive hence its straggling efforts for
better conditions invariably fail.
A recent amendment to the Naturalization Act is : That no one can
apply for naturalization without
having given notice in writing of
his intention three full weeks in
advance, and having his name posted in a conspicuous public place by
the registrar of the court.
NOTICE.
■lington, Canadian Belle, Canadian Boy Frac-
ite No. B75477, intend, sixty days from the	
ereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a
ertificate of Improvements, for the purpose of|
staining a Crown Grant of the above claims
And further take notice that action, under si
„on 37, must be commenced before the issuar
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 21st day of August, A.D, 1903.
NOTICE.
Queen Alexandria and Marquis of Lorn
eral claims, situate in the Similkamee
ing division of Yale district. Where 1
Copper mountain.
STEVENSON.
NOTICE.
ilway and telegra
ie following route
1 telephone lin
•Spence's Bridge, on the Canadian Pacific
Railway, thence in a south-easterly direction to
Nicola, thence to Aspen Grove, thence southerly
:o Otter Flat, thence southeasterly by way of
Sranite creek and Princeton following gener-
illy the course of theSimilka;
r the
>rMid
1 the followii
late, lying <
t bank of Cedar cre<
Similkameen division of Yale district) mt
?.W. corner A. S. Jackson's coal claim,'
o  chains west,   80   chains   north; to placeof I
ommencement. A. S. Jackson, Locaf—
Dated Otter Flat, Oct. 4th, 1903.
NOTICE.
fHIRTY days after date I intend to apply to
1 the Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the followini
W. C. Lyall's
side of A. S. I
Dated Otter F
a stake marked N.E. cor:
:h 80' chains, along the w
it 80 chains to point of cc
NOTICE.
"D-C" mineral claim, situate in the Simill
located: On Otter creek, west of an
McPhail's ranch. '
as agent for the other owners and mysel
John A. Cairns, free miner's certificate
56324. James Snowden, free miner's cei
No. B72028 and Sydney R. Almond, free 1
certificate No. B74427, intend, sixty days fr
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recoi
a certificate of improvements, for the pur
obtaining a crown grant of the above clai
And further take notice that action, un<
Dated this 21st day of Septem
NOTICE.
the   followin
r, joining J.-i
NOTICE.
Chief Comi
described li
Located Sept. 1
ns; thence west 80 chains
C. G. Mohr, Locator,
J. A. Mohr, Agt.
NOTICE.
ate in the Similkameen mining division of I
Yale district. Where located: Summit camj
Take notice that Alexander D. Ross, free mil
er's certificate No. B72016, intends, sixty days froi
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a certificaie ot improvements for the purpose
of obtaining a crown grant of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under
tion 37, must be commenced before the issu
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, A.D. 191
NOTICE.
Where located : Kelly creek.
Take notice that Alexander D. R<
er's certificate No. B72016,  intends, 	
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Re-
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant ofth
:ty di
-ingi
for the
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby g:
date I will make
md Works for
fSSZ
meen river in a northerly directioi
rf Whipsaw creek to the intersection of the 1
line of Lot 148 with south bank  < " —
nth bank  of Whipsaw
1 along east line of Lot
due south to point of cc
Vermilion Forks Minin
E. Waterman,
NOTICE.
THIRT
the!
days after date I intend to appiy to
se to prospect for coal on the following
h day of October,
NOTICE.
^Thirty days after date I
1    Chief Commissioner <
back to in
ial post, in all, 640 acres.
J, H. Mohr, Locaor.
J. A. Mohr, Agt.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days a
1 ^ date I intend to apply to the Chief Comi
siouer of Lands and Works for permissioi
purchase 640 acres of mountain  pasture   1
NOTICE.
NTOTICE 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,
described  as  follows: commencing  at  a   post
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
' license to prospect for coal on the following
ibed lands :—
nmencing at the N.W. corner post of Prince-
townsite, situated about a half mile from
:eton on the south side of the Tulameen
7. MARTIN. Loc
NOTICE.
hipsaw creek,
atas"north,,g8o°c
n the following
ink of
e J   A. Gilker
san, Locator.
NOTICE.
THIRTY flays from date I intend to apply to the
1 Chief Commissioner of Lands and Wcrks
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
Commencing  at a post on the west bank of
ine-mile creek, one mile from the mouth of
Dated Princeton, Sept. 2
aining 640 acres r
as the J. A.Gibs
7. C. MCLEAN, Loc
NOTICE.
Similkam
  of Yale district.      «•
: located: On Kennedy mountain,
tice that I, F. W. Groves,, free miner's
 No. B72044 acting for myself and John
McLean, free miner's certificate No. B61810, in-
' " id sixty days from the date hereof, to abply to
them
: the
frant of the above clai
Andfurthc
be commenced
. ficate of impro
Dated this 3rd day of Oct<
 November 7, 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Thos. Parr, P.L.S,, is surveying coal
2 east side of the Similka-
clai:
meen.
Luke Gibson has removed to the
Tillman saw mill camp.
Joe Wigmore,  who is "second base"
and professional setter at Tillman's mill,
is having abreathing spell from his arduous labors.   He reports the mill as running two shifts in 24 hours and cutting
over 20,000 feet daily.   He says there
a lot of Princeton "old boys" at the mill
and they are all making money and sai
: ing it for the boom in Princeton ne:
spring.
Neil McCallum of Grand Forks ws
married at Toronto on Oct. 31st to Mis
Sarah Wray.
J. Budd is collecting a baud of horses
,'fpr the coast market and will leave next
week to dispose of them.
The Family Herald and Weekl Star of
Montreal, a supposedly independent paper politically and circulating widely in
this province opposes the Grand Trunk
Pacific railway vehemently and nearly
all other legislation of Liberal origin.
Its readers should not be led astray by
its cloak of independency for it is really
a strong party paper as its clubbing offers
with Conservative   newspapers   plainly
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
$2,000,000. Reserve Fund $1.700.000.
Interest allowed on Savings Bank deposits of one dollar arid upwards from
date of deposit to date of withdrawal,
A. H. SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B. C.
A sitting of  the County Court of Yale
will be held at Princeton on Monday,
January nth, 1904, at 10 o'clock, a.m.
By Order,
HUGH HUNTER,
Registrar County Court.
Princeton, Nov. 7, 1903.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply t
* the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Wort
for a license to prospect for coal on the followin
described lands :—
Commencing at an initial post planted at tl
N.W. corner o? J. H. Jackson's coal claim (I, M
Dissolution of Partnership
iade payable to me at Otter
CHARI.ES DEBARRO,
R* H* ROGERS
M.A., B.C.I,.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc*
Hedley, B.C.
Almo at FAIRVIEW, B.C.
F. W. GROVES,
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL IAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
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Co*, Field Fence—Prices on application
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This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its durability, prettyftints, and the easy mode of mixing and applying. Put up in 23 beautiful
shades and white. Ask your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
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 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
November 7, 1903
FEATHERED SONGSTERS.
Song Birds Coming from England-
Means to Protect Them.
The meeting of the Natural History
Society of Victoria last week was largely
taken np with a discussion concerning
the importation of song birds from England. These are expected to reach Victoria this week. It has been arranged to
keep the birds during the winter in the
aviaries at Beacon Hill park, Victoria
and at Vancouver. In the spring these
will be liberated in various parts of Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland.
The Natural History Society is considering the means to be adopted to better protect the birds. Efforts will be
made to overcome the destruction from
the use of air guns, sling shots anc
other methods employed by boys. A
committee was appointed to take the
question fully into consideration \
the object of bringing about better
means for the protection of these
ported songsters.
The Family Friend—I suppose the
baby is the sunshine of your home ?
Mama—Sometimes. Frequently he is
the storm center.
Mr. Kidder—Ah, how-der-do, Doc. If
you have a few minutes to spare I wish
you would come over to my house and
chloroform my boy. Dr. Price—What is
the matter with the lad ? Mr. Kidder—
Ohj.his-mother wants to comb his hair.
Fore Ole Sad.
Ye kin sca'ce pick up a paper
An' its "poet's corner" greet,
'Cept ye'll see er pirty poem
'Bout the mother, saintly sweet;
But ye'll have a time a-searchin'—
. Eyes will be er achin' bad
Ere ye'll overtake er poem
At this time for pore ole dad !
No, it isn't wilful in 'em—
Them that write of mother dear—
That thar's never notice taken
Of her old man settin' near.
No, it's never meant to slight him,
But hit looks a little sad-
All the bouquets made for mother,
Not a bloom for pore ole dad-1
True, our mother watched above us
Till her dear ole eyes wud ache,
But ole dad he humped to feed us
Till his back would nearly break,
Mother crooned above the cradle,
Gave devotion, all she had ;
Still, that wasn't any circus
At this time for pore ole dad !
Do not take one line from mother
When ye write the soul-sweet song,
But if there's a word for father
Now and then, it won't be wrong.
Pore ole soul! He's bent and wrinkled,
An' I know 'twould make him glad
If, while you are praising mother,
Somethin's said for pore ole dad !
"If honesty is the best policy—
'Well ? "Why, then most politic
lin't politic."
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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.
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..No Chinese Employed—
^BEST BRANDS LIQyORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENSJPN PAID TO TRAVELLERS^
HUSTON & MclJEAN, 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<Iigars.
TELEPHONE* BATH.
Headquarters lfor Princeton, Spence'i
Stage Lines.
Bridge and Kamloops
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ABOUT
Hotel 1 Jackson
>~w^The Leading Hotel—~>~
This   Hotel,   having
passed into new manage- >
ment, will be found first ?
class   in    every   depart- 1
ment.       ^ ■ **> C
Hot and Cold Water <
Baths.     ** ** >
Good Stables
Hotel - Jackson
Princeton, B.C.
 November 7,1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
MINING NOTES.
St. Paul people headed by F. G. Robertson, a capitalist of some prominence,
are negotiating for the well known Bull
river iron properties in East Kootenay.
These claims belong to Cranbrook people, were discovered several years ago
and are known to be of considerable
value. They carry specular hematite of]
a high grade, are easily worked and
cessible to the railway.
Mining news from all parts of the
province continue to be of the most
couraging nature. In the Similkameen
there has never been a more hopeful outlook owing to the proximity of actual
railway construction.
The usual placer lay-over notice has
been given by Gold Commissioner Tuns-
tall : Cariboo from Nov. ist to June ist,
1904; Kamloops, Ashcroft and Similkameen from Nov. ist to May ist, 1904.
A second payment of $5,000, making
$8,000 in all, the balance, $7,000, being
, due in a short time, has been received by
Jack Farfell who bonded the Jack Pot
the Boundary a few weeks ago.
Crow's Nest Pass shares are a gilt-edged
speculation. $400 per share is the price.
Just as good coal investments right here
in the Similkameen and Nicola districts.
The output of the Crow's Nest Pass
Coal Co's collieries amounted to 63 191
tons of coal, a decrease of about 10 000
tons from last month.   Coke, 17,350 tons.
Over 100 men are now employed by
the International Coal and Coke Co., and
over 100 tons of screened coal is being
produced daily.
The number of miners at the Oro De-
noro is to be increasrd at once and the
ore output correspondingly.
Just as Greenwood is the mining center
of the Boundary so is Princeton the
ter for North Similkameen.
John A. Manly of Grand Forks has
bonded the Pathfinder mini
camp at $100,000.
The Klondike output for 1903 will be
over $10,000,000.   Last year it was $
500,000.
Copper has advanced in foreign m
kets.   In New York it is firm at $13.12^.
The Granby mines now employ 350]
Lead i
York.
r quoted at $4.50 in New
Nickel in East Kootenay.
Frank Meen and Jack Donovan, two
East Kootenay prospectors, came into
Cranbrook last week with samples of
rock that show a high percentage of
nickel, and experts who have seen the
specimens believe that nickel in workable quantities has been discovered. The
claims are located at the head of Skook-
umchuck creek, in the Fort Steele conn-
try. The samples are of iron sulphides,
carrying considerable values in gold as
well as the nickel, and carrying high per.
ce ntages in iron. The ore was discovered
several years ago, but owing to the remoteness of the district did not receive
much attention at the time. Since then
roads and trails have been built, and the
country opened up, so that the discoverers thought the properties were worth
prospecting, and the discovery of nickel
is the consequence. An unusually large
body of iron ore has been opened up and
the ledge, if the nickel values stay,
undoubtedly a workable proposition.
This is the first time that nickel has
been discovered in commercial quantities in British Columbia. In some of the
properties around Slocan City there was
found some nickel, but it was always in
small percentages. In many other places
a trace has been discovered bnt nothing
that paid to save.
NOTICE.
ilkameen mining division of Yale
Where located: Summit Camp.
Take notice that Frank J^ambert, fre«
certificate No. B77121, intend, sixty di
date hereof, to apply to the —'—'
id further take rotice th
37, must be commenced
icn Certificate of Impro
ng recorder for I
.r the purpose ofl
e the issuance
h day of September, A
Prank Lambert.
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Seals, Stencils, Price Markers, Printing Wheels, Numbering Machines,
Band Dating and Numbering Stamps,
Check Perforators, Rubber Type, Printing Presses, &c.,&c.
FRANKLIN STAHP WORKS,
Vancouver, B C.
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Party
Lines
WE ARE EXCLUSIVELY
SHOEMAKERS
AND CAN GUARANTEE
Style, Comfort and Durability
IN FOOTWEAR
MANUFACTURED
BY US.
TJHAMES\
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Company
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R.P.WTBET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
THE-
A. L HOWSE COY
;~S2£LIMITED
PRINCETON
Fall & winter
OOODS
A FULL STOCK OF
Blankets
Flannelette Sheets
Wool and Fleece=lined Underwear
Tweed and Wool Overshirts
Socks, Mitts and Gloves
Our
Stock of   Staple and
Fancy Groceries is
Complete
■ 3/
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
NOVEMBER 7,  1903
»? PRINCETON!:-
British CWumbiaa
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Lots for
pfesentAesof
LOTS
Per Front Foot* SS
|^ofLots50xt00
Ft, and 33xJ00 Ft*
Terms:   J-3 Cash;
BaL 3 and 6 months*
with interest at 6 per
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Government Head-
quarters For the Similkameen District.
BEAUTSpULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper. Mountain
Kennedy Mount^i, Friday^ Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tulameen and Aspen GroveJ
FINE CLIMATE
and pure WATER
ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM
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ERNEST  WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMJMON  FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.

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