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Vol. iv.   No. 49.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
Nature Gave Liberally; Man
Tardy Appropriating—Gold
and Copper With Other
Minerals Abound.
Editor Stab.—Sir: I purpose giving
a slight sketch of the mineral resources
of the Similkameen district; a district
which I have no hesitation in saying will
be one of the greatest mineral producing
areas in British Columbia and one that
in time will rival the now great Boundary
district both in tonnage produced and in
value of bullion, copper and lead extracted.
Stretching from Kruger mountain on
the east to the summit of the Hope
mountains on the west, a distance of over
60 miles, and from the international
boundary on the south, for 50 miles north,
it embraces an area of some 3,000 square
miles. Scattered over this great area—
one-tenth of which has not been prospected at the present day—are numerous
camps, that is, groups of mineral claims
located on the outcrops of mineral deposits, either of gold, copper or silver ores.
Starting with Copper mountain, which
lies about 10 miles south-east of Princeton, we have a mineral zone over three
"miles long by about two miles wide.
Over nearly the whole of this area the
outcrops of large bodies of copper ore
have been uncovered by prospectors, and
though, with but one exception, the work
done consists of shallow shafts and open
cuts (which is all that the average prospector can accomplish) yet sufficient has
been done to establish the fact that the
greater part of this area is traversed by
varying in widtn from 2yz teet to 50
and the indications are that many of the
ore bodies are of greater width but the
development work done is not enough to
show where one body of ore commences
and another leaves off.
On the Sunset claims, which are the
ones upon which the largest amount of
work has been done, an ore body over
100 feet wide has been opened up at a
depth of 150 feet. The ore on the mountain consists for the most part of yellow
sulphide of copper and iron pyrites,
though on some of the claims there are
considerable bodies of bornite ore.
The average value of the outcrops,
where enough work has been done to get
through the oxidized surface ore, is about
5 per cent, copper with small values in
gold and silver, which, in some cases,
run as high as $12. These values are
ample to make it profitable to work seeing that it is of a nature easily smelted,
especially as there are several bodies of
magnetic iron ore on the mountain which
would supply the necessary flux. The
geological formation and mineralogical
characteristics are such as to indicate that
the ore may be depended upon to go
down to great depths below the surface.
Right opposite Copper mountain, on
the west side of the Similkameen river,
is Kennedy mountain, on which a number of claims have been located. Some
work has been done on these claims and
a number of ore chutes have been exposed, which, though not as large as those
on Copper mountain, are of ample size to
be worked profitably, especially as some
of them carry higher values in gold as
well us cupper, running in SOme instances
from $8 to $45 in gold and 5 per cent, to
7  per cent, copper.    On two claims on
this mountain platinum has been discov-rf lead mines being worked at the present
ered in the  ore, running from a few dol
lars to several hundred dollars per ton.
Passing up the Similkameen river
about three miles further we come to
Friday creek camp on the west, or left
bank, and the Combination camp on the
right, or north bank, of the river. Around
the mouth of Friday creek work has been
done upon a number of small veins of
high grade copper ore from which the
practical miner and lessee will some day,
when the country is opened up and smelters built, reap rich rewards for their
labor. Combination camp is both a gold
and copper one, containing small veins
of high grade copper ore, but the princi
pal body of ore, so far, opened up consists of a chute of pyrhotite 5 feet
wide, carrying some gold values, but no
more than assessment work has been done
on this lead. Pt-^   P*?
Fifteen miles further upthe Similkameen, near the mouth of Roche river,
several small veins of very high grade
gold ore have been discovered; and
the richest copper ore, taken out in
any quantity, in the district lies on the
dump of a claim  about two miles from
a large number of chutes of copper ore^bhe mouth of Roche river and consists of
varying in width from  2^ feet to so feet jSome ten  tons of black oxide of copper
assaying 26 per cent, copper and $4 in
gold, which was taken out in running a
30-foot prospect tunnel.
Leaving the valley of the Similkameen
river and going up the valley of the Tuiameen there are three camps situate upon
tributaries of the Tuiameen, which contain prospects that only need capital and
hard work to become remunerative producers of gold, silver, copper and lead,
viz : Boulder creek camps, where are the
Cousin Jack groups, the only claims upon
which any consistent development work
has been done. A strong and well defined
ledge carrying good values in gold and
silver has been opened up by the Boulder
Mining Co. owning the claims.
On Bear creek, a tributary of the Tuiameen and about 20 miles from Princeton,
several strong and well defined ledges
from four to eight feet wide have been
located, which development work has
shown to run from $25 to $50 per ton,
chiefly in gold. A number of high grade
copper ore veins with considerable gold
values have   also   been  located on this
creek ; claims that with the advent of
railroads and smelters will, I have no
doubt, yield large returns to those working them.
Further up the Tuiameen is Summit
camp, situate directly on the summit of
the Hope or Cascade range of mountains
and about 40 miles from Princeton. Numerous veins of high grade galena
have been discovered, carrying values
that will run in most cases $100 or over
per ton, principally in silver and lead,
though some of the ore carries small gold
values. These ore bodies are as large
and the veins as strong and well defined
jas are  found  in the  majority of silver-
time in the Slocan.
These are the principal camps lying to
the west and south of Princeton, but
along with these there are numerous
other claims scattered all over the country with, in many cases, good showings,
only needing capital to develop them into
producing mines.
South-east from Princeton, 25 miles
down the Similkameen "5iver, is Camp
Hedley, a gold and cojvper camp, but
principally the former, and the only camp
in the Similkameen district where any
continuous development work and real
mining has been carried on for a number
of years, the results of which have been
the opening up of the Nickel Plate mine
and the proving of rich and large ore
bodies of sufficient size and value to warrant the owners erecting a 100-stamp mill
and cyanide plant, the building of 3^
miles of expensive flume and a tramway
over three miles long at an outlay of some
$500,000, over an equal sum having been
spent in developing the mine, all of which
the manager expects to have running in
a couple of months' time.
There are a number of other good prospects in this camp which only require
development to transform them into
mines. North and south-east of Camp
Hedley are several other camps, such as
Riordan, Green mountain, Pearsons, Iron
mountain, Yuniman and Olalla, the latter
situate on the east and west sides of Keremeos creek, about two miles north of
Keremeos. In all these camps, which
cover an area of over 20 square miles, the
outcrops of ore bodies have been found
varying in width from the 100-foot wide
low grade copper deposits of Riordan
mountain to the small highgrade ledges
of milling gold ore of 'Yuniman camp.
Outstde of the' wofE. done by prospec-
tors in their annual assessments little development work has been done in any of
these camps, except on the Bullion in
Olalla camp, on which the owners have
done considerable work, which has resulted in the opening up of a body of
good grade copper ore.
From this short sketch of the mineral
resources of the Similkameen district you
will see that the investor looking for mineral prospects in this district would not
have any trouble in finding them.   His
chief difficulty would be in choosing the
best camps to invest in and the best claim
in that camp.
There is a good trunk road all through
the district, starting from Penticton,
where there is connection with the C.P.R.,
running via Olalla and Hedley to Princeton, thence up the Tuiameen river and
Otter creek, past Boulder creek and out
to Spence'"' Bridge on the C.P.R. via
Nicola. There is also a wagon road from
Penticton to the Nickel Plate mine, via
Iron and Riordan mountains.
No description of the mineral resources
of the Similkameen district would be
complete without mentioning the coal,
measures around Princeton, which cover
an area of 30 square miles, or 19,200 acres,
and which have been proven to contain
over 60 feet of coal, made np of seams
varying from 2% feet to 18 feet in thickness. Yours truly,
F. W. Groves, M.E.
Rules of Procedure  Adopted—Board
Addressed by A. E. Howse.
At the regular meeting of the board of
trade Thursday night the rules and regulations of the board were presented by
the committee appointed to draft them
and adopted.
The letter for publication and read before the board by F. W. Groves, P.L.S.,
was discussed and approved.
On invitation of the president, A. E.
Howse of Nicola Lake was invited to
address the board, which he did at some
length. He complimented the board
upon the good already accomplished by
it and outlined the sphere of usefulness
which it would fill in the future. He reviewed the railway situation in the province, intimating that there was not
much hope of railway construction being
undertaken in any part of the province
where a subsidy was sought for that purpose, seeing that the life of the government in its present weak condition would
be cut short if one railway scheme were
favored and not all of the dozen or more
seeking aid. However, he sincerely
hoped, if there were a summer railway
session of the legislature, that both the
Similkameen and NicKa districts would
get a railway for which both were in such
sore need. Of Premier McBride's unfeigned desire to have an "all-Canadian"
Coast-Kootenay railway he had no doubt
but he was hampered in many ways
and the opinion was gaining ground with
all shades of political belief that the sole j
remedy lay in a general election and the
return of either party to power with a
substantial majority.
Touching upon the recent mining convention at Victoria, at which he was present, Mr. Howse said that the permanency
of the association was now assured and
the lasting good   it  had done made it
[Continued on page 3.]
March 19, 1904
March 19. i9°4«
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E. Howse, Manager.
One Year,
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
All cheques to be made payable to
Resolutions recently passed by the
Princeton  ooard of  trade   urging
the Dominion government through
the sitting member for Yale-Cariboo,
Mr.   Galliher,   M.P.,  to make an
appropriation sufficient to construct
a telephone line through the Similkameen, will have the  hearty en-
dorsation of every  resident in the
district.     The   need   of   it   is so
pressing and apparent that it seems
to be one  of those  matters which
without argument settle themselves
in the businesslike phrase "Ask and
ye shall receive."    The line would
connect with  the government constructed one at Nicola Lake, following the mail route to Princeton,
thus linking   it with  the smaller
places and giving direct communication  with Kamloops, perhaps the
largest and most important point in
the riding.    The  distance between
Nicola Lake and Princeton is about
70 miles.    The country along the
route affords all the pole timber required close at hand.    All telegrams
would go  over this route and the
local  business would    amply pro-
4 vide interest on  cost and maintenance.    From   Princeton to Penticton  via   Fairview   and Okanagan
Falls is about 80 miles, or a total of
about 150 miles  from  Nicola Lake
to Penticton, the whole being easy
of   construction    because   of   the
abundance of timber, through long
stretches  of which the  wire could
be suspended   from    trees.     Five
towns  and villages  would be connected on the route from Princeton
to Penticton over  which  there is a
lot of freight and passenger traffic.
This  portion    would,   beyond   all
doubt,   be   remunerative   from  its
very  inception.     The government
will be at some pains to find in all
broad   Canada   a   parallel   to the
extremely  isolated  and bereft conditions prevailing  throughout the
Similkameen for lack of a telephone
The agitation begun some months
ago for an improved mail service
between Penticton and Princeton
has borne little fruit beyond the
acknowledgment by the sitting
member (would he were more frequently a rising member) of his attention being drawn to the matter.
As with the telephone line so is it |
with the neglected postal conditions
—they are so self-evident as to re
quire little  comment.     The mail
service throughout the Similkameen
riding is the slowest in the Dominion,  if not in the world.    It takes
at least one week to get a letter in
reply from the nearest postoffice to
Princeton; to outside points and the
extremities   of  the riding a fortnight is  the  usual  time required.
The Similkameen  has  enough of
rugged, unavoidable physical obstacles in the way of progress without
imposing   human   negligence and
tardiness  upon   a   people already
freighted with cares inflicted by the
provincial government.
Mr. Galliher  has it in his power
on the eve of parting with his loyal
constituents here   to leave behind
him something in thankful remembrance that will  outwear  his allotted span of life.    Or, he may leave
to his successor  a legacy of unfinished  and procrastinated  business
which  will  blur the political party
to which he belongs and  cause his
own record to be held in blighting
derision as well by friend as foe. It
has come to a   "show down" with
the people of the Similkameen  iu
their present  exasperated   frame of
mind and from now henceforth it is
performance  and  not promise they
require.    The pleas for telephone
and mail facilities  are eloquent in
themselves—to be heard only to be
granted.       The    governments   at
Ottawa and Victoria have turned a
deaf ear to every wail coming from
this district  until now they are so
callous as  to require open mutiny
to bring them to their senses.   Will
they give a railway, telephone and
better mail service or do they want
a rough-and-tumble rebellion in the
ranks of their respective parties ?
Tune  Bug mineral  claim,   situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district:
Where located: On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, P. W. Groves, free miner's
certificate No. 872044, acting for self and Sydney
M. Johnson, free miner's certificate No. B41751,
and Claud M. Snowden, free miner's certificate
No. B63363, 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 rotice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this nth day of February, A.D. 1904.
Homestake mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen   mining  division of Yale district.
Where located: On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice  that I,  P. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Sydney M. Johnson free miner's certificate  No.   B41751   and   Herbert   R.   Davidson,
free   miner's   certificate   No.   B55232,    intend
sixty  days  from  the date hereof, to  abply to
the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for  the  purpose  of obtaining a crown
grant of the above claim.
•And further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements".'
Dated this nth day of February, 1004.
Ingersoll Belle 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 Hannibal I,. Jones, free miner's certificate No. B63374, Arthur iB.'r Clabon, free
miner's certificate No. B75545, Edward Brown,
free miner's certificate No, B75518, and Smith
Curtis, free miner's certificate No. B75318, 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 12th day of February, a.d. 1904.'
Copperania 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 Thomas Henderson, free miner's certi
ficate No. B71943, Arthur B. Clabon, free miner's certificate, No. B75545, Edward Brown, free
miner's certificate, No. B75318, and Smith Curtis,
free miner's certificate No. B75317, intend 60 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
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 Febr.-ary, A.D. 1904.
Magnetic 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 Hannibal I*. Jones, free miner's eerily
ficate No. B63374, and Arthur B. Clabon, free
miner's certificate No. B75545, 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
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, 1904.
Nubian 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 Arthur B. Clabon, free miner's certificate No. B75545, Edward   Brown, free   miner's
certificate, B75318, and Smith Curtis, free miner's
certificate,  No. 875317, intend, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a certificaie of improvements for the purpose
of obtaining a crown grant of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 12th day of February, A.D. 1904.
To ANTONIO SCARPEIXI arid any person to
whom he may have transferred his interest in
the Victoria and Two Brothers mineral claims
situate at 16-Mile Creek in the Osoyoos mining
division of Yale district.
You are hereby required to take notic e that I
have expended for recording certificates of work
done on the above claims for the years ending
Tune 10, 1901 and June 10, 1902, the sum of Ten
Dollars, being an expenditure net essary to enable me to hold said claims and you are herety
required to contribute your share or proportion of such expenditure, namely, Three Dollars
and thirty-three and one-third cents, together
with all cost of advertising. If you fail or refuse
to contribute such amount, including advertising, within ninety days from date of first publication of this notice in the Similkameen Star,
your interest will become vested fn me, your co- •
owner, under the provisions of the Mineral Act
and Amending Acts.
Dated this 12th day of December, 1903.
In the Supreme Court
of British Columbia.
In the matter of Charles Johnson,
deceased, and in the matter of the
" Intestate Estates Act."
TAKE NOTICE that sixty days after date I
intend to apply to the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase forty acres of Crown lands for pasturing purposes : Commencing at a post marked F.
Frembd's S.W. corner on the east and'westflihej
on the north end of my pre-emption in Otter
Valley, thence running 20 chains north, thence
20 chains east, thence 20 chains south, thence
20 chains west to place of commencement.
Dated March 12th, 1904.
Court of Revision and
AppeaMtorth Yale.
I^OTICE is hereby given that Courts of Revisit ion and Appeal for North Yale under the
"Assessment Act, 1903," will be held at
Tuesday, March22,1904, at 11 a.m.
Monday, March 28,1904, at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, March 30, 1904, at 2 p.m.
Dated at Kamloops, B.C., this 16th day of Feb-
Judge of said Court.
Pursuant to an order made herein, tenders,
addressed to the Administrator in care of the
undersigned, will be received up to the
for the purchase of the pre-emption claim of the
above named deceased, situate in the Nicolli)
division of Yale district, and described as being
situated on the north side of the Tulameefiriver,
about four miles west of Princeton, B.C. and
formerly occupied by Charles Johnson.
Tenders shall state (1) the amount offered for
the preemption before Crown grant, (2) the
amount offered for the same after'nSJEpwn grant.
It is required that the party or parties
whose tender may be accepted shall execute an agreement for the purchase of the
lands and shall upon the execution thereof
pay to the administrator thirty per cent of the
purchase moneys or as the Court mfcyjdirect.
The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted. Further particulars may be obtained
upon application to the undersigned.
Dated the 18th of January, 1904.
L.   P.   ECKSTEIN,     Morrison    block,    Grand
Forks, B.C., Solicitor for Charles B. Peterson,
the Administrator, Grand Forks, B.C.
1VTOTICE is hereby given that under instruc-
i 2 tions. sealed tenders endorsed "Tender for
Lot2465, Osoyoos," will be received by the undersigned up to noon on
Wednesday, the 16th day of March,
for the purchase of Lot 2465, Group I, Osoyoos
Division of Yale District, lying west of and
adjoining the townsite of Similkameen City,
and containing 100 acres by admeasurement.
Every tender must be accompanied by cash or
marked cheques equal to 20 per cent, of the
amount tendered. This deposit will be forfeited
in case the balance of the purchase money is not
paid within sixty days of the notification of the
acceptance of a tender, and returned if the tender is not accepted.
The highest or any tender uot necessarily
Assistant Commissioner of Lands and
Vernon, B.C., January 29th, IQ04.
CAME TO MY PLACE over a year ago, one
sorrel mare, branded IX on left shoulder.
Owner is requested to prove property, pay
charges and take away within thirty days, otherwise will be sold to pay expenses.
Princeton, Feb. 27,1904.
1 \" . and JEWELLER
Hedley and Princeton
In the matter of the Estate of Charles
Johnson, deceased, late of Tuiameen
river, near Princeton, Farmer.
Notice is hereby given that all persons having
claims against the estate of the/said Charlef
Johnson, who died on or about the r5th day of
January, 1903, are required on or before the
to send to the undersigned Administrator or his
c°iims°r' fUU    particulars   of their  respectfvl
QAn-d'flJrt*er tek.e notice that after such date the
^=mtX=mStrat0r^wlU Proceed to disjtt&e thl
assets among the parties entitled thereto having
regard only to the claims of which he shall the!
have notice and that the said Administrator wiS
not be  liable  to  any  person of whose claims
sftstts?have been received figg
Dated the 18th of January, 1904
L. P. Eckstein, Grand Forto"? CF^Hri?nCV
said Administrator. '        "' soacitor for
r*AME TO GRANITE CREEK, one gray horse
^ branded half circle A on left shoulder
Owner is requested to prove property, pay
charges and take away within thirty days, otherwise will be sold to pay expenses.
Granite Creek, Feb. 27, 1904.
CAME TO MY PLAGE last April, two head of
horses—one sorrel chestnut, baldfaced horse
branded T on right hip—also one baldfaced, bay
horse branded P on left hip, PJ on left shoulder
and )S on right shoulder. If not claimed in
thirty days will be sold to pay expenses.
Olalla, Feb. 20, 1004. JOE MARCIL.
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
! Bi
[Concluded from page 1.]
. a valued friend of the province and worthy
of every man's support. He urged the
importance of reviving the local mining
association and of having a delegate at
the conventions, regret being expressed
that Princeton was not represented at the
last convention. Concluding, Mr. Howse
expressed the hope that all in this district would reap the reward of prosperity
to which they were so fairly entitled
after years of patient waiting and labor,
and asked them to be assured of the
good will and co-operation of the Nicola
people in all their public enterprises.
The meeting adjourned till next Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.
Brief News Notes and Personal Men
tion of People Passing.,
Roads are in a dangerous condition between here and Hedley. Where is the
new road superintendent ?
At the public meeting held in the court
house on the 17th March, Hugh Hunter
in the chair, the following fire wardens
were elected: C.O.French, E. B.Hall
and F. W. Groves, to serve one year.
The 17th of "Ould Ireland" was not
forgotten though little 'in evidence' in
"Grandpa!" that is the proud appellation borne by W. C. Lyall. Congratulations, "young" man—may your shadow(s)
ever increase.
B. B. Broomell, adjuster of losses by
fire, was in town settling insurance claims
occasioned by the recent burning of the
hotel and store. Mr. Broomell admires
Princeton and he hopes to put. in some
"off" days this summer angling for trout
in the lakes and rivers of this vicinity.
He took a large sample of coal to show
his neighbor Tacomites and possibly induce them to buy a coal township.
Jas. Murchison was a passenger by last
Saturday's stage, and will be engaged to
do the fine carpentry on the A. E. Howse
Co's store.
Ben Baker and Bill Allison are working
on the Highland Chief; Bob Cramer and
Bert Bryant are hard at work on the
Silver Dollar and Tom McAlpin and Jim
D'Arcy have gone down to Summerland
to size up a big ditching job they have an
eye on.
A. E. Howse arrived in town from
Nicola Lake on last Saturday's stage, remaining a week to investigate his recent
losses by fire and the adjustment of same
with insurance company.
Robert Stevenson, pioneer miner and
prospector of the Similkameen and Cariboo, left on Monday for Keremeos where
he is heavily interested in mineral.    Mr.
SI Stevenson had the misfortune to lose his
fine collection  of ore specimens in the
.  (recent fire in some of which  he is confi-
ident radium existed.    In his own words
1 referring to his loss, he said: "My-oh-
™ my! fully an ounce of radium lost in
those specimens, but never mind I know
where there's more ! "
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,200,000. Reserve and surplus profits, $2,000,000. • 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.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
Commencing at a post marked A. Hickling's
N.W. corner, placed on left bank of Similkameen
river, about i,% miles south of Princeton,
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains east,
80 chains north, 80 chains west, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
A. Hicklikg, Locator,
E. Waterman, Agent
Dated March 9,1904.
M.A., B.C.L.
Simikameen, B.C.
* Saaaaa^
This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its dura=
bility, pretty tints, 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,
Analysis of Goal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
i|mh „,„,
Clothing, Top Shirts and
lite vveoivcr Breweries, u<
Cascade Beer    *& Alexandra Stout
Ginger Beer      <£ Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first=
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
Manitoba Hard Wheat
and the Lake of the
Woods   Milling  Co'y,
Combine to produce the finest j grade
of flour on the market.
Try Best Patent Brand.
JAS. J. LOUTIT,   Agent,
Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
50   YEARS'
Trade Marks
... Copyrights &c.
Anyone sendlng'a sketch and description may
I quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
invention is probably patentable. Communications strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
Scientific American.
A handsomely illustrated weekly. largest circulation of any scientific journal. Terms, $3 a
year; four months, $1. Sold by all newsdealers.
MUNN & Co.361-Broadwav- New York
Branch Office, 625 F St., Washington, D. C.
Paints :
MIRALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calchno
ityotore^    I
M a
A Complete New Stock of General flerchan=
dise always on hand,
Groceries, Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes; also
Builder's Supplies, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Wall
Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill Steel,
Harness and Saddlery.
Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
N\f*f\\ A *s srtua*ed at the
IvULA 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.-jt>^j*jt^^jt^^^«^
March 19, 1904
At the ■works of the Yarrow shipbuilding firm  of London, interesting experiments have been carried out concerning
the ratio of the grate area to the heating
surface of boilers.   This is an important
consideration,  as   upon  this proportion
depends to a very appreciable extent the
efficiency of   the   boiler.    For the purposes of these tests a water tube boiler
equal to 1,200 indicated horse power was
employed,   This boiler had 1,008 tubes,
each 1%  inches outside diameter, with
an average length of 6 feet 9^ inches.
The test was conducted with a boiler having 53   square   feet   of grate, and  with
3.217 square feet of heating surface,giving
a ratio of 1 to 60.7.    In the second test
the grate was reduced to 40 square feet,
with a slight change in the heating surface, giving a ratio of r to 78.2.    The results showed   that   there   was   a   much
higher evaporative    efficiency with the
smaller grate.    Each pound of fuel consumed gave  with the  small grate 10.57
pounds of steam, while in the other case
it only gave 9.96 pounds.
Just Opened
Newly Fitted
Style, Comfort and Durability
 No Chinese Employed	
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
It is stated that an American syndicate
has proposed to the Russian government
to construct a canal from the Baltic to the
Black Sea for the sum of $160,000,000,
which is one-thid less than the estimated
official cost. The junction of its great
northern and southern seas by a navigable estuary of sufficient width and depth
to permit of the passage of men-of-war
and ships of great tonnage has long been
a favorite project in the councils of the
Czar. From the one sea to the other the
distance will not be less than 1,000 miles
by the new scheme of inland navigation.
The cost of construction, according to
the offer made, would amount to $160,000
per mile, which is not an unreasonable
price to pay.
Mr. Marconi intends to make a test of
his wireless telegraph s\ stein at long distances overland. So much of his experimental work has been carried out between coasts, that it will be refreshing
to watch the performance of the system
across country. Mr. Marconi will shortly
cross the Atlantic on a visit to his wireless telegraph installations on the St.
Lawrence river.
The Osiris prize has been divided be
tween Madame Curie, in recognition of
her part in the discovery of radium, and
Prof. Branly, inventor of the system of
wireless telegraphy which bears his name.
The prize is worth $20,000. Mm. Curie
and her husband get $12,000, the remainder going to Prof. Branly.
The illumination of the outside of the
buildings and grounds at the World's
Fair to be held at St. Louis this year will
probably be the biggest piece of work of
its kind that has yet been carried out.
The contract calls for 300,000 incandescent lamps.
. On McKinley's birthday President
Roosevelt, the cabinet officers and all the
Washington officials wore pink carnations. The memory of McKinley was in
many minds and many were the anecdotes told of him. Congressman Dick
said : "McKinley was always good to the
poor. When he lived in Canton he had
each winter a great stock of blankets,
shoes, potatoes, Bibles, and so forth that
he would distribute to the needy. One
day he gave a Bible to a newsboy. He
^£_would not have ventured upon such a
gift as this had not the newsboy asked for
the book. 'I am glad,' Mr. McKinley
said to the lad, 'that you want a Bible.
Are you not happy now that you have
got one?' 'Yes, sir,' said the boy. 'I
know a place where I can trade it off for
a fiddle.' "
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
If    I*   Pi I oE/b   JG" I   il      I is
J\e It All III; I lA'VU«9 Ifllo
IA, B. C,
Largest Sale in Canada
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.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Eines.
Sons 6 Co.
M m
mmft /10NTREAJ,
■Ivi. ILFJo
For   the STAR
March 19, 1904.
Imported Mining Machinery.
Imports of mining machinery into
Canada during 1903 were very large, the
total value being $1,281,185. Most of the
machinery imported was supplied by
manufacturers in the United States, the
value of the imports from this source
being $1,206,405, while from Great Britain machinery to the value of $61,425
was imported. Great Britain, however,
supplied Canada last year with nearly
double the quantity of wire rope as that
furnished by the United States.
Taxation of Mines.
The Mining World of Chicago has this
to say about the taxation of mines : "The
system of taxation of mines and output
as in vogue in British Columbia is hardly
just or equitable to the miner or company.
Assessments should be made on the net
output after deducting freight and treatment charges. Inducement should be
made to get capital to invest in mining.
Tax the profit and not enterprise. Where
such laws are in force in our western
states the results are most satisfactory."
Great Northern Will Tap Phoenix.
Work on the Phoenix branch of the
Great Northern will start as soon as the
snow is off the ground, according to the
promises of J. J. Hill to A. I* McMillan,
managing director of the Le Roi mining
company. The Boundary mines are still
20 miles from the railroad, which has
been building toward them for a number
of years. Mr. Hill has been sought by
both the mining people and the North-
port smelter owners to complete the line
and at the last meeting of the Le Roi
stockholders held in London Mr. McMillan reported to them the promise of
Mr. Hill to begin the work at once.
Toronto Globe's War News.
The Russo-Japan conflict has commenced in earnest, and that part of the
world is now the centre of interest. In
order that our readers may be kept in the
closest touch with the situation we have
made special arrangements whereby they
can have the Weekly Globe for the year
1904 on specially liberal terms. The
Globe, with its usual enterprise, has made
arrangements with the London Times
whereby it is able to publish simultaneously the reports sent direct from the
scene of action. The London Times has
established its reputation as being the
greatest and most reliable news-gatherer
in the world, and its readers can have
full benefit of its excellent staff of correspondents by reading the Daily or
Weekly Globe. The Globe has the exclusive control of this service in Canada,
and these reports will not appear in their
original form in any other Canadian publication.
Never yet was strain of music
But 'twas matched by solemn hush;
Never yet an hour's snowfall
But it brought six days of slush.
The woman was doing her shopping.
The counterjumper handed her a package
and she slowly turned away.    "Do I need
anything   else?"   she   absent-mindedly
-asked.     "You  have just bought some
lawn," ventured the clerk.    "Don't you
think you will need some .hose ?"
"Folks say you only married me because I had money." "Nonsense! My
principal reason for marrying you was
because I had none."
"Bansai" is the Japanese word for
"hurrah." The Russian equivalent is
"Kzcstroyokosoffbrisky," and it may be
truly said that when a band of Muscovites shout it they can make the welkin
L L mmi' CfflffANY
Nicola Lake and Princeton
e      V#m/kwm,
March 19, 1904
• • • k/Cliv • • •
I   L0TS
From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot.^*^
Size of Lots50x
Ft. and 33x100 Ft.
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent, per annum. <£
iEAUTIFULLY 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.
and pure WATER
Send for Map and Price List to &&<&.&&
Resident Manager VERMILION  FORKS
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