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In the Field of Destiny We Reap as We have Sown.
All our Hopes; all our Politics are Summed up in a Railway.
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Coal is Mined in fhe Town of Princeton and Sold at $3 per Ton—The Rivers and Creeks are Auriferous—Vast Possibilities for Lode Mining.
The Provincial Government is Pledged to Give Railway Connection with the Coast at the Summer Session of the Local Legislature.
Vol. v.   No. 9.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, JUNE U, 1904.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
GRANITE CREEK NEWS
Development    Work   on
Cousin Jack Pushed
With Vigor.
the
Prospectors are Looking Earnestly for
the Source of Gold in This
Alluring Region.
Granite Creek, June 7 —Mining operations on the Cousin Jack will be done by
contractor Burns, who will work 3 shifts
until the job is completed. It is freely
asserted that some revelations in rich ore
may be expected as the work progresses.
This is borne out by present indications
and ore characteristics.
J. G. Thynne is running a pack train
to the Cousin Jack.
The government road repairers are
at work between here and Princeton.
They move camp on a Tory wagon (wheelbarrow).
A number of prospectors are moving
up Granite creek in search of the yellow
metal.
Tuck French will conduct a classic
musicale on his organophone Saturday
evening.    Admission free.
Geo. Freeman and Sailor Jack have
struck out for high altitudes on a prospecting trip.
There is nothing small about Tink
French nor the fish he catches. He recently caught a Dolly Varden trout in
Nicola lake which weighed exactly 9 lbs.
1 oz. With his usual generosity he presented this piscatorial beauty to friends
here who are smacking their lips and getting fat on Dolly Varden. Tink has also
caught the following weights of single
trout within the past two days: 5^ lbs.,
6, 6%, &H< but the biggest one of all
broke his hook and escaped—he thinks
the weight of the latter might be anything over 17 lbs.   Next!
A Timely Suggestion.
Editor Star—Sir: As the Similkameen valley is highly mineralized from
one end to the other, and has several
claims well under development, I think
it my duty to now call the attention of
tradesmen, prospectors and others interested, to make known the resources of
the district. In order to induce the travelling public and investor to come and
see our wealth of mineral I think it
would be a good plan to get permission
to erect a show case containing mineral
specimens of this district in each of the
leading hotels in Vancouver. There is
no doubt whatever when once a railway
is built from the coast to Princeton, Van-
couverites will gain an immense trade
with this now cut off district of B.C.
Champion Hiker.
Princeton, June 9.
OUIXA COPPER COT
Change of  Officials and Methods, also Location of
Head Offices.
Mineral Property will he Developed
in the Vicinity of Princeton-
Bullion Group.
W. C. McDougall of Olalla was in town
on Tuesday in connection with his mineral interests in this vicinity. He is satisfied that his mineral properties on the
outskirts of* Princeton will show good
values upon development which it is his
intention to proceed with in a short time
and continue during the summer. This
group of claims extend into the Five-
Mile section, and will be stocked with
eastern money, a company having been
already formed for that purpose.
Mr. McDougall returned from New
York on the 10th ult. whither, as an
official cf the Olalla Copper Co., he had
been in connection with changes in personnel and location of head offices. W.
J. Brewer, formerly president of the company, has been superseded. by Robert
Gaede. Judge Van Ness, still a director,
vacates the vice-presidency to J. D. Peters
of Zanesville, Ohio ; and John E. Tylee
is secretary-treasurer of the company and
in  charge of the head office, which has
longer the financial agent of the Olalla
company, who, in future will conduct
their own monetary affairs.
A. A. Watson has been engaged as
assayer on the permanent staff of the
company.
Work has been resumed on the Bullion
group since June 1st and will be continued vigorously.
Three cases were tried at Fairview
county court, only one being a jury case,
in which the plaintiff, Thomas Ellis, the
Penticton cattle lord, recovered f 7 on- a
disputed account of the #bove amount.
Messrs Lowe, Richter and Daly, embryo cattle kings of the Similkameen',
brought in a bunch of 300 stock animals
on Tuesday which they turned loose on
the plateau west of Princeton to graze.
There were two cases on the docket
of the county court .both of which were
disposed of without the formality of a
hearing.
L. L. Hammond, came in from Grand
Forks on Wednesday. Ostensibly he is
looking over the country for a suitable
fruit ranch.
Samples of Roche river telluride ore
bearing gold in large value and quartz
from the Granite creek section containing visible gold are quite common.
Born—On the 6th inst., the wife of B.
Thomas, of a daughter.
LOCAL AND GENERAL
Homeseekers Bound for Chil-
coten—Ore Specimens
for Exhibition.
Road   Between   Here  and   Granite
Creek is Sadly in Need of
Speedy Bepairs.
Duncan Ross, the Liberal candidate for
Yale-Cariboo in the forthcoming Dominion elections is expected in Princeton today. He will be pleased to make the
acquaintance, and meet individually, as
many as possible. At some future date
he will address the electors of this section.
James Haddock, the Ashcroft skin
dealer was in town this week exchanging
pelf for pelts with "Pat Burns" the local
flesher.
J. A. Moore, of Grand Forks, passed
through Princeton on Monday, on his
way to Ashcroft. He reports that there
are brisk preparations being made for
railway construction to Phoenix. Two
trainloads of men and material for construction were on the ground. The general opinion in the Boundary is that Hill
will continue on through the Similkameen when the spurs and branches are
completed.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hagerman will
pay a visit to the Boundary, where they
been removed from New York to Patters ^ave many friends and three daughters,
son, N.J.     The Albert E. Hall Co. is nof      Dan Kootenay, oldtime prospector and
miner, is working on some promising
mineral property in the vicinity of Five-
Mile.
Driver Chenhall of the Nicola stage
route reports the road between Princeton and Granite creek as the worst on the
whole run. There are slides and boulders enough to make travel both dangerous and slow. In the event of any serious accident the government could be
held responsible for damages. As the
Similkameen mining division contributes
largely to the public revenue it is only
fair that a proportionate sum should be
expended in making roads, at least, safe
and fit for travel.
The Princeton board of school trustees
are desirous of receiving applications for
the position of public school teacher,
duties to begin at the end of the summer
vacation.   Salary $50 per month.
Messrs. Hardy and the three McCague
brothers passed through Princeton last
Tuesday on their way to Chilcoten, where
they will secure homesteads. They came
from Greenwood and will have covered
some 500 miles with buckboard and pack
horses when they reach their destination.
Gus Spearing, Hugh Kennedy and F.
W. Groves, P.L.S., have recently donated
some fine ore specimens for exhibition
purposes.   .
E. Voigt has a gang of men repairing
the Copper mountain road.
HEDLEY PARAGRAPHS
Manager of the Daly Reduction  Co'y  Meets With
Various Obstacles.
Auction   Sale  of  Government  Lots
Unsatisfactory, hut Quick Money
is a Necessity.
Hedley, June 9.—The Daly Reduction
Co. has been giving the machinery of the
stamp mill a sort of preliminary canter
prior to the long and, it is hoped, uninterrupted run of the mines and mill.
The manager of the company, M. K.
Rodgers, has had no end of obstacles to
surmount, some of which were born of
rugged nature and unavoidable, while
others were artificial and superimposed.
The entire works of the company, involving an outlay of over a million of
money, have been conducted with economy and discretion, notwithstanding the
criticisms of laymen and the envious
opposition to all great enterprise. Mr.
Rodgers pays his employees well and
treats them fairly, exacting no unnecessary labor from them on Sundays, which
cannot be said of many employers in B.C.
Success may well follow and attend such *.
management.
An addition to the Grand Union hotel
is now being made.
Dick Boeing is building a cosy cottage
the interior plan of which suggests family
occupancy.    "So long," Dick—much joy.
W. C. McLean, foreman, of the Daly
Co., had his foot crushed between a car
and a rock which has laid him by for a
few days. •
Elijah Chilsen has recently arrived and
will be amalgamator to the Daly Co.
Miss M. L. Whillans, teacher, will re-
sigh at the end ot the Summer term and
reside at the coast. During her stay here
Miss Whillans has made many warm
friends by her sterling qualities of mind
and manner. In religious, social and
musical circles, as well as in her noble
profession, she will be regretfully parted
with by many.
J. A. Schubert has recently added a
thoroughbred Jersey cow to his dairy
ranch. Now for strawberries and cream,
yum-yum !
Considerable fault is being found with
the terms of the government auction sale
of lots advertised. It is, practically, a
cash sale, an unusual thing with sales of
this nature. The government teat has \
been pulled so long and effectively that
the poor old cow has gone farrow and
this unusual   expedient   resorted to, in
the "hope   of raising the wind."    The
whole business has a fishy odor.
A number.of litigants and witnesses, including Messrs. Hardwick, McDonald,
Kehoe, Revely and Armstrong will attend
court at Princeton on Friday.
Bystander.
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 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Junk ii, 1904
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.G
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager.
One Year,
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
Payable in Advance.
$2.00
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
PROVINCIAL MINERALOGIST.
The report of the Minister of
Mines recently issued has caused
considerable adverse comment from
\ many engaged in the occupation of
mining and from others interested
in it through investment or as a
business calling. The tenor of
their complaints emanate from one
cause, viz: the absence of that
cheering and encouraging tone,
without which an infant industry
may droop and die. The mining
industry of this province is still in
its infancy and as such it requires
all the stimulation necessary for its
growth and expansion. It is not
enough that an official report of the
government regarding the minerals
and their production should be all
figures and cold, barren facts. The
interest of the reader should be intensified by illustration, comparison
and minute description ; the whole
covered with a forecaste of the
possibilities and an estimate of the
undeveloped mineral resources of
each mining division or district.
To do this the provincial mineralogist must be a man of ability. He
> must be capable of clothing his report in language which does not
smell of the pigeon hole nor of the
musty reports of previous years.
Nor will he employ stereotyped
phraseology, which is the death of
so much that issues from the. mines
department.
The mining industry of British
Columbia is of tender years and as
such it requires nursing. To encourage its growth and development
latitude for prospective increase in
mineral wealth should be found in
all official reports. The tabular
statistics are the foundation upon
which a gifted official should build
a report at once attractive and inviting. Nobody finds any fault
with the figures of last year's, mining report—they denote progress.
But it is the pessimistic tinge with
which they are colored by William
Fleet Robertson, author and provincial mineralogist.
The report of the Similkameen
^mining division is made in about
four hundred words. Those who
read that report beyond the seas or
on the opposite side of this continent and who have never visited
the Similkameen cannot fail to have
but a very faint and erroneous im
pression of the district. The insignificance of the report in itself is
enough to cause any reader to turn
the leaf without stopping to enquire.
This division with its past history
of placer gold mining, its known
great ore bodies, its opportunities
for gold-dredging and hydraulicing
and its valuable coal measures, all
dismissed in a few abortive paragraphs. No mention made of the
producing coal mine of the Vermil-
idn Forks Co., small though it is,
nor reference to the great variety
of minerals found here. The distant reader of the mineralogist's
report will neither have hope inspired nor desire created for investment by a perusal of his wearisome
volume. Throughout this whole
division it is believed that an unanimous vote of thanks would be tendered him if he would cease all
mention of the Similkameen in his
future reports.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
Recently there have been several
parties on the trek northward to
Cariboo, Omineca and Chilcoten
in search of agricultural land and
minerals. Some expressed a wish
to locate in the Similkameen but
they could get no authoritative
information regarding vacant lands
and were thus obliged to push on.
It is a well known fact that there is
a lot of vacant land in this riding
which is held on bogus claims.
One man, whose claims extend for
forty miles northward from Osoyoos
to and beyond Penticton, has fenced
in everything that would grow
grass. The unknowing and intending settler observing the fences, infers that the land has a legitimate
owner and thus he is prevented from
locating. The government should
publish a list of vacant lands in the
Similkameen for the guidance of
settlers and the prevention of spurious monopoly. As to mineral
land there is no limit and whosoever
will may locate without let or hindrance.
, At a wedding charivari recently
given in a Kootenay town the bride
became so alarmed with the shooting and noise of the hoodlums that
she became hysterical, from which
she has not since rallied. If the
law does not protect persons from
such a barbarous custom the groom
would be justified in throwing some
old-fashioned grape and canister
among the perpetrators.
MineralExhibit
§*Sm Spokane Fair
Prospectors and others are invited to
contribute mineral specimens for an ex-
• hibit at the Spokane Fair. Specimens
should be of about 25 lbs. weight with ,
names of claim and owner attached. Specimens will be received by C. F. Thomas,
F. W. Groves and at the Mining Recorder's office. BY ORDFR,
PRINCETON  BOARD  OF TRADE.
NOTICE.
'pJfcURTY 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. Green's
}£-$. 3, and J^-S. 4, placed on east side of Cold-
water river, atout 3 miles south of Coutlee.
And running 40 chains west, 80 chains south, 80
chains east, 80 chains north, and then 40 chains
west to point of commencement, containing 640
acres. William Rice, Locator.
Charles Stirling, Agent.
Nicola, May 20, 1904.
NOTICE.-
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
160 acres of mountain pasture laud, described as
follows Commencing at a post situated on the
south side of Similkameen river, about 8 miles
from Princeton and opposite the mouth of Whip-
saw creek marked T.GSR's S.W. corner, thence
north 80 chains following the meander of Similkameen river, thenee 20 chains east, thence 8c
chains south, thence 20 chains west to initial post.
T. C. RKVELY,
W. F. REVFLY, Agent.
Princeton, B.C., April21st, 1904.
NOTICE.
Kenley mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale district.
Where located: Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, Ernest Waterman, free
miner's certificate No. B72039 for myself and for
Edwin Barr Hall, free miner's certificate No.
B72040, 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 9th day of April, 1904.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
eighty acres of second class land, situated in
Osoyoos district: Commencing at a post marked
J.L. situated about forty chains north of northeast corner of John Kearns' preemption lot 3098,
thence 20 chains east, thence forty chains south,
thence 20 chains west, thence forty chains north
to point of commencement, containing 80 acres
more or less.
JOHN LOVE.
Fairview, B.C., April 13, 1904.
NOTICE.
l^OTIOE is hereby given that sixty days after
*^ date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 160 acres of crown lands for agricultural purposes, commencing at a post marked
C. A. Joyner's N.W. corner, thence running 40
chains east, thence 40 chains south, thence 40
chains west, thence 40 chains north to place of
commencement. C. A. JOYNER.
Dated April 8, 1904.
NOMCE.
Great Republic mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining division of Yale district.   Where located j Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, John P. McLeod, free miner's certificate No. B80240, for myself and as
agent for Charles H. Bonter, free miner's certificate No. B75510, 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 18th day of April, A.D. 1904.
J. P. McLEOD.
NOTICE.
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 oh the east and west line
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.
F. FREMBD.
NOTICE.
A SITTING of the. Board of Licensing Commissioners for the NicolaJ District will be held at
Government Office at Princeton on
§§|p; WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15th, 1904,
At 1 o'clock, p.m., to consider the following applications for renewal hotel licenses :
Tames Wallace, of the Princeton Hotel, Princeton.
John H. Tackson, of the Hotel Jackson, Prince-
ion.
Goldsbrough & Worgan,  of the Similkameen
Hotel. Allison.
Mrs; Alice James, cf the Granite Creek Hotel,
Granite Creek.
Charles Debarro, of the Otter Flat Hotel, Otter
Flat. ■ -
EL S. Cleasby, of the Coutlee House, Nicola Val-
':ley.
W. AJVfcLein, of the Commercial Hotel, Hedley.
HUGH HUNTER,
Chief License Inspector,
Nicola District.
Princeton, June 3, 1904.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To ARCHIBALD GRANT or whomsoever he
may have transferred his interest in Klon-
dyke mineral claim, situate on Copper
Mountain, and about ten miles from Princeton, in the Similkameen mining division of
Yale district.
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, ; ou fail or refuse to contribute your portion of the expenditure required by section 24 of the " Mineral Act,"
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia, 1897, in respect of the Kloudyke
mineral claim, situate on Copper mountain in
the Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District, British Columbia, together with all costs of
advertising, your interest in said claim shall become vested" in your co-owner, Thomas F.
McAlpin, of Princeton, Free Miner, who has
made the required expenditure.
The amount due by you in respect of each of
the said mineral claims, not including  costs, is
$25.62^.
Dated thiS4th day of June, 1904
THOS. J. MCALPIN.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To W. E. WELBY and any person or persons to
whom he may have transferred his interests in
the Elbe, Sunset, Maid of the Mist and War
Cloud mineral claims situate at Camp Hedley
in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale district:
You are hereby required to take notice that we
have for the last two years done the whole of the
assessment work on the above mentioned mineral claims as required by section 24 of the mineral act and have paid for recording the several
certificates of such work, and you are hereby required  to contribute your   proportion of such
work and expenditure together with all costs of
advertising, your said proportion amounting to
One Huudred and Fifty Nine Dollars ($159.00),
exclusive of costs.
If you fail or refuse to contribute your said
proportion and all costs of advertising within
ninety days from the date of the first publication
of this notice in the Similkameen Star, which
date is hereunder written, your. interests in said
mineral claims will become vested in us, your
co-owners, under the provisions of the Mineral
Act and Amending Acts.
Dated this 4th day of June, A.D. 1904.
H. W. YATES.
J. F. CAMPBELL.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE!
To PETER SCOTT and any person or persons to
whom he may have transferred his interest in
the Sacramento mineral claim situate at Camp
Hedley—20-Mile Creek—acjoining the Oro
Plato in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale
district.
You are hereby required to take notice that I
have, for the last four years caused to be done
the whole of the assessment work on the above
mentioned mineral claim as required by section
24 of the Mineral Act and have paid for recording the several certificates of such work, and you
are herel y required to contribute vour proportion of such work and expenditure, together
with all costs of advertising, your said proportion amounting to two hundred and five dollars,
($205) exclusive of costs.
If you faUEor refuse to contribute your said
proportion and all costs of advertising within
ninety days from the date of the first publication of this notice in the Similkameen Star,
which date is hereunder written, your interest
in said mineral claim will become vested in me,
your co-owner, under the provisions of the Mineral Act and Amending Acts.
Dated this 30th day of April, A.D. 1904.
DANIEL BRAITHWAITE.
NOTICE.
Tempest fraction mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining division of Yale district.   Where located : Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, Ernest Waterman, agent for
the Vermilion Forks Mining Company, free
miner's certificate No. B72038, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining
recorder for a certificate of improvements for the
purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above
claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 13th day of April, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Mogul, Mogul Fractional and Red Butte Fr&&-
tional mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, Charles Willarson, free
miner's certificate No. B63394, acting for myself
and Peter Johnson, free miner's certificate No.
B63393, intend 60 days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for Certificates of -
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown Grants of the above claims.
An<Lfurther take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 14th day of May, A.D. 1904.
NOMCE.
Ada B., Ada B.* Fractional and Centre Star Fractional mineral claims, situate in the Sim-,
ilkameen mining diyision of Yale district.
Where located : On Copper mountain.
Take notice- that I, Charles Willarson, free
miner's certificate No. B63394, acting for myself
and Peter Johnson, free miner's certificate No.
B63393, and Robert O. Cramer, free miner's certificate No. 63382, and William H. Morrison, free'
miner's certificate N&r 75486, and Furman R.
Whitwell, free miner's certificate No. 72045.intend
sixty days from the date hereof, to abply to'
the mining recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown
grants of the above claims.
.ind further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 14th day of May, 1904.
B
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June ii, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
."Podunk" Davis arrived from Vancouver Monday night via Hope Pass. Here-
ports little snow on the summit. He
states that there is a well-founded report
that railway construction will begin in
the Similkameen this summer. He has
left to meet parties coming in via Nicola.
C. Willerson and P. Johnson came in
from Copper mountain where they have
been doing assessment work on their
claims.
Blossoms of wild cherries, olallas, saskatoons and strawberries are luxuriant
and promise of an abundant yield is excellent.
D. Neal and Judge Spinks came in on
Thursday returning today via Keremeos to Vernon.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., is surveying at
Aspen Grove and Ficola.
A General Banking1 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.
Of Government Town
Lots in Hedley.
NOTICF is hereby given that pursuant to in
structions from the Honorable the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works, the following town lots in the Townsite of Hedley, on the
Similkameen river, in the Osoyoos division of
Yale district, and additions thereto, will be offer
ed for sale at Public Auction at
HEDLEY, B.C., on
Monday, 27th Day of June
1904
Viz., the whole of blocks 7, 8, 12, 13 and 20, Lots
1 to 12 inclusive in Block 10, and Lots 11. 13, 14,
15, 18 iq, 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24 in Block 14, and Lots
16 to 22 inclusive in Block 17.
EASTERN ADDITION
Lots 1 to 10 ir elusive in Block 9 ; Lots 1 to 18 inclusive in Block 2, and Lots 1 to 22 in Block 6.
WARRIMOO ADDITION.
The whole of Blocks 6, 7, 11 and 17.
"REaDY CASH" ADDITION.
Lots 1 and 2 in Block 5, and the whole of Blocks
6, 7, 15 and 16.
Sale to commence at 2 o'clock.
Terms :—20 per cent, cash ; balance in.thirty
days.
L. NORRIS,
Assistant Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Government Office,
Vernon, B.C., 31st May, 1904.
NOTICE.
Olympian mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of "Yale district. Where
located : On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Joseph Wright, free miner's certificate
No. B75373; J. S.'C. Fraser, free miner's certificate No. B42433 and L. G. Barron, free miner's
certificate No. B57500, 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 claim.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
June ii, 1904
June ii, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
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SCIENCE JOTTINGS.
The royal commission appointed in
1901 to inquire i,nto the relation between
human and animal tuberculosis has arrived at a conclusion justifying the issuance of an interim report, according to
which the commission finds that human
and cattle tuberculosis are identical.
This disproves Prof. Koch's theory that
consumption is not communicated from
infected cows through milk to human
beings.
The iron industry of Alabama is represented at the World's fair, St. Louis, by
a colossal iron statue of Vulcan, fifty feet
high .and weighing 150,000 pounds. It
was made in Birmingham, to portray the
importance of that city as a manufacturing point. The base of the statue is made
of coal and coke. This cast-iron Vulcan
occupies a place in the Palace of Mines
and Metallurgy.
The chief use for acetylene in Canada
is as an illuminant in dwellings. On the
river St. Lawrence the buoys are lighted
with acetylene gas, the gas being compressed into the buoys under ten or more
atmospheres. The gas passes from the
reservoir to the burner through a reducing regulator. The buoys are sufficiently
large to supply gas to the burner for from
three to six months without recharging.
The buoys can be recharged without
being removed from their positions, a
steamer with a specially constructed generating apparatus and a pump for compressing the gas being employed • for this
purpose.
The largest producer of sulphur is
Sicily. Its deposits occur in limestone.
It exported in 1903 475,508 tons, of which
nearly one-third was for the United States.
A new cuirass, invented by an Italian,
has been exhibited before the Russian
with satisfactory results. It is impenetrable to revolver bullets and resists steel
onslaughts such as are inflicted by sword
or bayonet. The breastplate ie made of
soft, elastic material and is about an inch
in thickness and weighs four pounds.
South Africa contributes about 95 per
cent, of the world'; supply of diamonds,
the trade being thus controlled by the
DeBeers mines, which, in the year eud-
■ing June 30, 1903, recovered 2,475,802
carats, valued at $25,507,042.
Henriques—I understand you gratify
your wife's slightest wish. Ottinger—
Yes ; it is only her more expensive wishes
I do not gratify.
Biddy Malone was in a fever of excitement when she landed in America, direct
from the "ould country." Her certificate of character was lost aboard ship,
and what would she be "afther doin'?"
To her great happiness and consolation
Tim Mulligan, her Irish friend, volunteered, and wrote her the following recommendation : "This is to certify that
Biddy Malone had a good character when
she left Ireland, but lost it on shipboard
comin' over."
There was a young girl in the choir,
Whose voice rose hoir and hoir,
Till it reached such a height
It was clear out of seight,
And they found it next day in the spoir.
"I may as well tell you,  young man,"
said Miss Spooner'sfather, ''that I always
close up the house and turn out all lights
by 10 o'clock."    "Don't  bother tonight,
I sir," replied Jack Nervy; "I'll attend to
^ that for you."
I suppose you had a perfectly lovely
time at Wexford's house partv ?" "No,
it was a fizzle. Mrs. Wexford has so little
tact. She was always arranging it so that
the men would have to pair off with their
own wives."
Doctor—You have only a few minutes,
to live; have you any last wish ? Patient
—I wish I had engaged another doctor.
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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 for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
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SALARIES OF MINING MEN.
School of Mines Necessary—$20,000
Year for Trail Smelter Manager.
As examples of the responsibilities and
ability necessary to conduct large smelting and mining operations the salaries
paid some officials are published. The
necessity for a school of mines in.this
province is more than ever obvious if
men of technical skill, commanding lucrative positions, are to be had in the
country. It is not a little humiliating
and smothering of patriotism to have to
go abroad for mine managers and all the
skilled labor required for the mining and
smelting business in B.C. There can be
no question as to the necessity of a school
of mines. Are our legislators wide-awake
or are they comatose ?    We shall see.
From the Spokesman-Review the following "is culled : $ 18,000 a year is the
salary paid to Charles Sweeney as president of the Federal Mining & Smelting
compan}'. That is probably the largest
salary paid any Spokane man. The posi
tion is most responsible, as the Federal
company is making profits of a million
dollars a year, and the interests involved
include mining, smelting, refining and
marketing the ore.
E. J. Roberts, general manager of the
Federal company, who has the direct executive management of its numerous
mines, is receiving $9,000 a year. Mr.
Roberts was formerly in the railway service as chief engineer of the Spokane
and Northern. He has large interests in
the Quilp mine at Republic and in the
Union; Iron Works here, but gave up his
private business to accept the management of the Sweeney properties.
W. Clayton Miller, assistant manager
of the Federal company and technical
mining engineer, receives $7,500 a year.
Bruce Clendenning, the treasurer, draws
$5000. Ex-senator George Turtier, who
was recently retained as chief legal adviser for the company, is reputed to have
a retainer of $12,000 year. That is probably the largest yearly fee paid any lawyer here.
S. F. Parrish,  manager of the Le Roi
. mine  at Rossland,   B.C., gets $10,000 a
year  and   E- J. Wilson,   manager of the
Le Roi smelter at Northport, Wash , is
paid $8,000.
All these figures, however, are eclipsed
by the salary which Walter Aldridge cf
Trail, B.C., who receives from the Canadian Pacific railway company as manager
of its smelting industries in Canada the
salary of $26,1600 a year.
In one of London's fashionable cemeteries there is a beautiful new monument.
On it the sympathetic visitor may read
this touching inscription :
To the Memory
of
Morgiana Smith
Beloved Wife of
William Smith.
She died from injuries received while
bravely fighting to retain possession of
a remnant of silk at a drapery sale.
She fought two hours and permanently
disabled four of her opponents before
she succumbed to her wounds.
A Remnant.
Sleep well, O England's daughter,
Thy earthly sales are done,
Amid the awful slaughter
You held your own and won.
"When young fellers begins a-courtin"
said Farmer Haicede of New Jersey,
"they jest gits crazy, an' thet thar boy
Joe o' mineain't no exception." "What's
Joe bin a-doing?" asked Farmer Soan-
reep. "Hanged if he didn't go inter town
yesterday an' spend a hull sixpence fur a
teethbrush!"
Exact Mrs. Knicker—Was your new
gown a good fit ? Mrs. Knocker—Lovely>
Jack's bank account shows just 73 cts. left.
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These machines are illustrated and described in detail
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