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Be Sure you are Unblameable of that which you Reprove Another.
All Our Hopes; all our Politics are Summed up in a Railway.
The Provincial Government is Pledged to Give Railway Connection with the Coast at the Summer Session:
Similkameen District Embraces 3,000 Square Miles of Mineral Area, not One-Tenth of "Which has Ever Been Prospected.
Vol. v.   No. 7.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, MAY 28, \ 9041
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RAILWAY ACTIVITIES
J. J. Hill Builds Into Boundary
and Will Drive Spikes
at Midway.
After Years   of Waiting   Drooping
Hopes Revived by Forward
Railway Move.
The encouraging^railway hews received
in Wednesday's mail has set the usually
staid and orderly town of Princeton all
agog. So sensitive is public feeling here
on this all-important matter that it often
happens news wafted on the gentle zephyrs, from whence no man can tell, has
caused men to strike a millionaire attitude or break out in song or whistle.
If "Jim" Hill should run the Great Northern into the Similkameen this year
there is not a dad in .the community but
would immortalize his name-in the-suc5
ceeding generations by having a 'J. J."
in the family—and the. ladies, usually
taciturn and undemonstrative on such an
inglorious affair as a railway, could net
fail to hobsonize President Hill were he
to visit this valley. ^rjc    V:~-w„-
While there are people here who have
dimmed a little in sight and faith while
waiting and watching for the headlight
to round the curve of time they may at a
glance on a map recently published by
President Hill find at least a modicum of
encouragement. It shows that some
months ago the Great Northern projected
an extension from Curlew northward
across the international boundary line,
thence westward in a direction parallel
with the boundary and a short distance
north of it to Osoyoos lake, thence around
the south end of the lake into the state
of Washington, thence northwest into
British Columbia, following.the Similkameen river, touching Hedley, Princeton
and penetrating the great mineral area
in the Princeton district. The line, as
indicated on the map, stops in the Hope
mountains.
There is only one logical inference in
this sudden ending of the proposed line.
Mr. Hill halts there still hoping to secure
legislation enabling him to deflect southerly across the international line and tie
in with his system already constructed.
Failing in legislation, which is likely, he
must proceed to tidewater by the old V.
V. & E. route, the charter for which is in
his possession.
The line from Curlew, Wash., to Midway, B.C., will be constructed this summer. It is a 12-mile link in Hill's Vancouver, Princeton and Kootenay scheme.
A 5 mile spur will be built from Grand
Forks to the Granby smelter, and from
Grand Forks to Phoenix, a distance of 23
miles, preliminary work is now in pro-
pgress on this line.
" As everybody knows Midway is merely
a jumping off place. There is no'tonnage
there, nor is,it a strategic railway point.
That being so it can never hppe,to be a
railway terminus. Befides, it is already
served by the C.P.R. which provides all
its present and prospective needs. Mid
way is 124 rmiles from Princeton, the
centre of vagfiCbal and metalliferous deposits. These facts, of their own weight,
are positive . evidence of the Great Northern officials' wish to extend into the
Similkameen.
President Hill has already secured terminal facilities in Vancouver and the
great bridge across the Fraser river will
be ready for trains in about a month's
time.
MINING NOTES.
Smelter to be Built at Hedley—Proving Nicola Coal Property.
John Redman, M.E.,"hag bonded;the
ranches of Wm. Voigt, H. S. Cleasby and
John Chapman for coal, rights only. He
;Tias put' a gang of men at work testing
[and proving the ground.-*jI"Hs undeVstSptT
an American -company is^aihancing the
ideal. "''Mr. Redman has sta^t^d. .that he
considers Copper mountain "one of the
greatest mineral belts -he hasever'seen
and predicts,a great future for that camp.
A small smelter will be erected-at Hedley. at; once for the .purpose^of treating
'.the concentrates from the stamp mill.
With the coming of the railways large
smelter will be erected.      &~~?:
While prospecting recently Gus Spearing states that he found a petrified tree
;on a limb of which was a petrified bird
singing a petrified song. Still, this country is only prospected in a few easy spots.
» George Freeman left on Monday for
Granite creek where he intendsto do some
prospecting.
R. Oi Cramer and Jack McFarlane have
gone to Aspen Grove.
"Sailor Jack" is keeping his weather
eye open for bear on the hills as well as
having- a sharp lookout for a mineral
lead.
Billy Fearless leaves soon for Roche
river where he has a mineral claim near
t©^*Belge's" famous lead.
R A. Daly, of the Dominion., geological survey, with four assistants, will work
in the Similkameen tmS'-summer in field
work.
T. A. Connolly, of Loomis, Wash.,
arrived on Monday. He holds some valuable mineral claims between Bear and
Boulder creeks, one of which is close to
the rich, gold-bearing Cousin Jack. He
will do assessment work on the Globetrotter at present. Mr. Connolly is a
miner and prospector .of 25 years' standing. In all those years of travel, mining
and discovery he has not met with such
favorable mineral prospects as are presented in the Similkameen.
The Night Hawk mine near Oro, Wash.,
has been closed down temporarily.
LOCAL AND GENERAL
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The Road to Copper Mountain
Should be Constructed
-this Summer.
Hedley Brewery Beverages—Victoria
I Day"was Duly Celebrated
at Keremeos.
The latest travellers "via Hope Pass
state that the snow is-knee-deep for quite
five miles£q£«* the distance. The warm
weather"56w prevailing will soon melt it.
Charlie Harris has over fifty acres sown
with grain. He will make a great 'killin'
when' railway construction begins.
C. and J^Snowdefi are building a cabin
on a ranch recently-acquired in the? Five?
Mile district.    „...,„. l^salS
J. H.Jackson took*tfi,&e^hills as soon
as'he'heard the railway was coming.
Fritz Grathwohl, a well known brewer
at the coast, came up last Saturday from
Hedley w-JAh:«.a load of beer which was
made at his brewery there. He is only
ia short timeestablished, during which his
beer and soft drinks have met with general favOr. ° By beer connoisseurs and
others who have sampled Mr. Grath-
iwohl's product it is pronounce}! nutritive
and palatable. Personally, Mr. Grathwohl possesses those qualities of good-
fellowship which are sure to"popularize
both he and his beer.
It is reported that no more squatting
will be allowed on government lands in
Hedley.
Grouse are now brooding and thanks
ito a wise law (which should protect them)
there will be plenty of grouse this fall.
The road to Copper mountain has for a
long time been a puzzling problem. The
lands and works department, the government, the member and an engineer have
all tried its solution without success. It
seems now that E. Waterman 'and E.
Voigt with a few businesslike strokes of
the pencil are about to settle the question, which has proved a veritable pons
asinorum to the aforesaid government.
In any event the building Of this road
should not be delayed another day.
Ed. Tennyson came to Princeton this
week, and is preparing for a season's work
in the hills.
A large number of people assembled at
Keremeos to celebrate the 24th of May.
The programme consisted of horse races,
athletic sports and a grand ball. Keremeos has a reputation for hospitality that
extends far and wide, hence its celebrations are always anticipated with genuine pleasure.
John Bromley is putting in a large crop
on his upper ranch, most of which is virgin soil.
C. Schisler arrived with a load of general freight on Monday and a number of
freighters are now on the roads, owing to
their improved condition.
Luke and Mrs. Gibson have taken town
residence for a brief space.
Mrs. G. Aldous, still at the coast, is improving in health though yet poorly.
Jas. Murchison, scientific carpenter,
left for Nicola last Sunday* where he will
be engaged with M. P. Stewart.
Victoria Day was a quiet one at Princeton, no general observance being held
as the attractions were all at Keremeos.
Nevertheless the spirit and intent of the
occasion were not forgotten or lacking in
loyal appreciation of'Victoria the Good.'
Kit Summers went down to Keremeos
to celebrate Victoria Day, returning oh
Tuesday astride his victorious racer.
R. Hewat and brother have located on
a ranch near Penticton and, will, shortly
remove Mrs. Hewat.and children there.
A. Fs.McDonald left on Thursday for
Grand Forks where he is interested in
railway matters. He will return in about
two weeks. . ■•--■•
HEDLEY HAPPENINGS.
Prospectors Doing Assessment Work   -,;
Find Ore of Good Grade.
Hedley,  May  24 —Quite a number of
Hedleyites went r down  to Keremeos to
: celebrate the 24th..
! Messrs. Anderson, Gilbert and Hewut h
left today for Fifteen-Mile creek to do
assessment work oh the'Jumbo claim,''on . j
which previous assessments have exposed
a large body of copper gold ore of good
grade. . George Gilbert is the pioneer
locator in Poplar creek where he owns
one of the most promising groups in the
camp. The parties who staked an extension on h'is location sold for $35,000. Mr.
Gilbert thinks that the Similkameen has
properties which are just as likely to
make mines as any in Poplar creek. He
says it is difficult to convince outsiders of
the possibilities Of this district because of
the lack of railway facilities, which is'
interpreted by them to mean a lack of
natural, resources—a not unreasonable
conclusion on the face of it—but very
wide of the truth, as every visitor to this
section can testify.
Indian Agent Irwin was a visitor to
town this week. His business was evidently in connection with the Indian reserve land being acquired by the Daly
Reduction Co.
A rich strike of ore is reported to have
been made on the Edwin fraction adjoining the Nickle Plate group in this camp
and owned by Jos. McDermott and Ed.
Tennyson. A vein covered with three. |S*;
feet of wash was exposed in doing assessment work. It is about eight feet wide
and pans gold freely. The owners have
traced the lead across the whole width of
their fraction, some 300 feet.
T. D. Pickard, formerly assayer at the
Stemwinder mine of Fairview, has taken
a similar position with the Daly Reduction Co. Scrutator.
 linn..
May 28, 1904
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
May 28, 1904
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON, B.C
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager.
One Year,
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
Payable in Advance.
$3.00
Subscribers will confer a favor"6n 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.
Pour weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
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HEDLEY SMELTER SITE.
The settlement of the Indian reserve smelter site dispute at Hedley
wherein the Daly Reduction Co.
agreed to accept 148 acres instead of
194, also stipulating that the land
would not be used for townsite purposes, is hailed with almost unanimous acclamation by the people of
the Similkameen. There are those,
however, who aver that their rights
have been overlooked. If such be
the case atonement can only be had
by presentation of their grievances
to the proper authorities. The
wholesale denunciation of a party,
the country or the flag will not
right an alleged wrong. If any
man has prior rights to the reserve
or any portion of it, which have
been neglected in the settlement,
neither the great wealth of the
Daly Co. nor political influence will
be allowed to intervene in an equitable adjustment of genuine claims.
The Ottawa government throughout this long dispute has displayed
a commendable desire to do justice
to all parties while serving the best
interests of the Similkameen and
the country at large.
A PROVINCIAL BY-ELECTION.
The member for the provincial
electoral district of Kamloops, Hon.
FJ. Fulton,has been called from the
presidency of the council to the
more lucrative cabinet position of
provincial secretary. On resigning
his seat to have his cabinet position
confirmed by the electors a fine
opportunity is given the people of
that district to either sanction or
disapprove of Premier McBride's
railway policy. Kamloops district
is in urgent need of a railway for
the development and use of its coal
and metalliferous deposits. Owing,
however, to the deadly languor of
the McBride administration the district is stunted in growth and paralyzed in trade. The pall ol stagnation can only be removed by a
forward railway policy. Electors
must see that McBride, up to the
present moment, has not fulfilled
his promises nor is there likelihood
of him doing so while he remains
in the coils of a great railway
octopus. Therefore, Mr. Fulton's
re-election should be fought on
strenuous lines. McBride and the
octopus have  negatived every pro
posal for a Coast-Kootenay railway
—they will do it with similar propositions. Vote Liberal and be in
touch with the railway-building
party.
TELEPHONE LINE NEEDED.
y Thankful for past mercies," as
the prayerful deacon would say, the
people of the Similkameen feel and
express themselves gratefully towards the Dominion government for
requests granted. They now look
forward with renewed hope and confidence in the prospective member,
Mr. Ross, in whom they have already found a friend and counsellor.
The Similkameen has been so
shamefully neglected in the past
and present by all sorts of legislators that it isxmost refreshing to find
Mr. Ross, though unelected, able
to accomplish more than either
a full-fledged M.P. or M.L.A. The
increased mail service and a smelter
matter settled are directly traceable
to his energy and influence. There
is no apprehension that Mr. Ross
will fail in his efforts to procure
telephone connection with the outside world for the Similkameen.
The necessity for it has been repeatedly set forth in board of trade
resolutions, in petitions, in, last and
perhaps not least, continuous agitation by the local press.
LONG HOURS AT ASYLUM.
The medical superintendent of
the provincial hospital for the insane at New Westminster, Dr. Manchester, has established a 14-hour-
day for the attendants of that institution. While the Dr. may not be
Wholly responsible for this return
to "slavery days" he must be held
accountable for the health and efficiency of the attendants. To turn
a charitable public institution into
a "sweat-shop" is an inconsistency
too absurd to be borne with. The
provincial government in its endeavor to make both ends meet may
have instructed the doctor in the
matter, but, whoever is guilty of
such monstrons regulations deserves
to be "fired" without notice. To
coop sane men and women with
lunatics for fourteen hours daily is
little else than a crime. A government institution should be a model
in health regulations and hours of
labor. By all intelligent men and
bodies and in the light of actual
experiment the shorter day's labor
is more conducive to good health
and efficiency. The male and female attendants of this or any other
public institution should have their
rights recognized as in the factory
or any private occupation and as a
preventative of further oppression
they should form a union.
L. W. Shatford, M L-.A., states
that he is going to interview the
Ottawa government re railway for
the interior.    Isn't that just lovely.
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.
NOTICE.
Ada B., Ada B. Fractional and Centre Star Fractional mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division 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 No. 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, 1004.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
Mogul, Mogul Fractional and Red Butte Fractional 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. 863394, 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.
And 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, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Great Republic mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining division of Yale district.   Where located: Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, John P. McI»eod, free miner's certificate No. B80240, for myself and as
agent for Charles H. Bonter, free miner'sicertHF"
cate 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. McIvEOD.
NOTICE.
THIRTY DAYS after date I intend to apply to
the Board of License Commissioners for a transfer of the Liquor License now held by a. E.
Howse to John H. Jackson.
A. E. HOWSE.
per W. C. Lyall,
Manager.
A sitting of  the County Court of Yale
will be held  at   Princeton   on  Friday,
June 10th,  1904, at 10 o'clock, a.m.
By Order,
HUGH HUNTER,
Registrar County Court.
Princeton, May 14, 1904.
$5.00 REWARD.
I  OST, about the 18th April, 1904, two sorrel
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horses, branded £   white legs.
The above reward will be paid to the finder.
W. H. HOLMES,
May 2nd, 1904. Granite Creek,
JAS. CLARK
WATCHMAKER
and JEWELLER
ALL   WORK WARRANTED
Hedley and Princeton
A
Strong
Combination.
Manitoba Hard Wheat
and the Lake of the
Woods   Milling  Co'y,
Combine to produce the finest grade
of flour on the market.
Try Best   Patent  Brand.
JAS. J. LOUTIT,   Agent,
Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
Subscribe for the Star, only $2
per annum.
Temnest 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 W ining
recorder for a certificate of improvements for the
purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above
claim. I
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 AprilfA.D. 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 land, 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.C.R's S.W. corner, thence
rorth 80 chains following the meander of Similkameen river, thenee 20 chains east, thence 80
chains south, thence 20 chains west to initial post.
T. C. REVELY.tl
W. F. REVELY, Agent.
Princeton, B.C., April 21st, 1904.
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 on 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.
Dated March 12th, 1904.
NOTICE.
l^OTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
} g 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.
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
m6re or less.
1 JOHN LOVE.
Fairview, B.C., April 13, 1904.
NOTICE.
Kenley mineral claim, situate in the Similka-
, meen 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.
Olympian mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of^Yale district. Where
located 3'Ofi 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.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 25th day of April, A.D. 1904.
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—adjoining the Oro
Plato in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale
district.
You are hereby required to take notic e 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 herety 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 fail or refuse to contribute your said
proportion and all cosis 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 vtsted 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.
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LOCAL AND GENERAL
Jim Campbell left for Osoyoos lake
where, he was informed, the stray horses
belonging to himself and Jack McFar-
lane were recently seen.
According to the draft made by the
recent Methodist conference at Wet tmin-
ster, John Pye will be stationed at Nicola;
F. A Magee at Hedley and at Keremeos
one is to be sent.
A flower plucked in the morning continues twice as long as one plucked later
in the day when the sun is upon it.
'The annual consumption of pills in the
United States is 40 per head. Detroit is
the centre of the pill industry with an
output of 4,000,000,000 pills. Evidently
Shakespeare's injunction to "throw physic to the dogs" is not heeded in that city
—or in Princeton, where a person takes
them for ingrowing toe nails.
Nominations will take place on May
30th for the election of Provincial Secretary Fulton in Kamloops district. The
date of election has not been fixed.
Some of the coast papers announce nominations for June 20th and polling day on
the 30th. Is "Dick," the wizard, juggling with dates again ?
Petroleum oil has been struck at a
depth of 800 feet at Steveston, Lulu island.
Angus Stewart came in on Tuesday in
the interests of his lumber firm.
Pat Welch, the well known railway
contractor, is at Grand Forks making
ready to begin construction on the Phoenix branch of the Great Northern.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., was at Copper
mountain during the week.
As a pointer for the federal and provincial governments it may be mentioned
that in other countries stallions are provided by the state for raising military
horses.    Why not in B.C.?
For Sale—A fine organ, Goderich make.
Cost $100 new. Eleven stops and two
knee swells. Mouse proof pedals and
fittings. Rosewood finish. Full, rich
tone. In good tune ane condition. Very
little used. Suitable for church, lodge
room or private family. Can be seen at
Fairview, B.C. What offers. Apply to
A. Piper, Fairview, B.C. *ii
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON, B. C.
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT   &    GILMAN,
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PROVINCIAL
ASSAYERS
E
H. C COOPER
MANUFACTURER
AND DEALER IN ALL KINDS OF
Harness,: Saddles,
I   Horse Furnishings, &c.
Harness of any Description and any Price Made to Order—Send for Prices.
[Established 12 years in Vernon.]
KELOWNA, B.G
F^gjga&lSg?^
THE VANCOUVER  ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
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VANCOUVER, B
R. H. ROGERS
M.A., B.C.I,.
SOLICITOR
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OLALLA P.O.
Simikameen, B.C.
A Neglected Industry.
The mineral product of British Columbia for the year  1903  was $i7>495-954«
No other industry  in the province has a
comparative  standing  with those figures
and yet mining is little encouraged by
the local government.    Here, in the Similkameen most  niggardly appropriations
are made for roads to the mineral sections
and there is no end of delay before the
work begins at all—vide Copper mountain road.    This paper has repeatedly referred to the necessity for a School of
Mines in  the  province and has pointed
out the incomparable position of Princeton in affording  field instruction for all
kinds of mining.    Our legislators favor
favor a    university   scheme   because it
smacks of culture and sounds more high-
faluting.    A School of Mines here would
obviate the necessity of bringing students
from  eastern   colleges  in  carlots, as recently witnessed, and skipping them over
the country hastily to acquire knowledge
of mineralogy.    If  they  were   resident
students at Princeton they would become
mineralized,  metaphorically,   by actual
contact.     Mr.    Shattord,   M.L.A.,   will
spend  an uncomfortable  half  hour answering a few  pertinent   questions the
next time he appears on a Princeton platform if he  does not mend his ways and
the highways, too.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
May 28, 1904
SCIENCE JOTTINGS.
An Improved Compass—Biggest Knife
Made—Twin-Bearing Sheep.
M. Chevalier, the eminent French explorer, has recently returned from Central Africa, where he secured a valuable
collection of interesting documents and
photographs of the country and its people. Furthermore, he has secured records of the various languages in that
region for the phonograph, which will be
reproduced by M. Chevalier in his lectures.
A French inventor, M. Heit, has devised a new type of compass, which is
automatic in its action. By means of this
contrivance, the direction of the compass
is registered minute by minnte, so that
by consulting the chart thus produced
the exact route traversed may at any time
be ascertained;
The biggest carving knife ever manufactured may be seen at the St Louis
World's Fair. It is 30 feet in length and
has an edge as sharp as a razor. The
blade is altogether of American manufacture. The knife cost several thousand
dollars and required specially constructed
machinery in its making. No such knife
was ever before made.
The greatest automobile event of the
year will be the run to the St. Louis Exposition by tourists from the eastern
states. The intention is to have motorists
from all parts of the continent, numbering thousands, make a triumphal entry
into St. Louis on the same day—about the
middle of August.
Dr. Alex. Graham Bell has announced
;that in the continuation of his efforts to
^produce a variety of sheep that would
yield twins, he obtained sheep that
s.lowed evidence of as many as eight nipples, thus leading tortile inference that a
variet}' of sheep could be developed that
would vield larger families than at present.
Queer Blunders.
The People's Journal of Aberdeen,
Scotland, has collected a number of "advertisement ambiguities," part of the list
being given below:
Gentleman wants shooting.
Our pies cannot be approached, j
Tea and coffee inside Mrs. Brown.
Wanted, a horse to do the work of a
country minister.
Wanted, an organist, and a lad to blow
the same.
Bulldog for sale. Will eat anything;
very fond of children.
Inventor of new perambulator wishes
to meet financier to push same.
Annual sale now on. Don't go elsewhere to be cheated.    Come in here.
Sixpence extra for admission to see the
wild beasts eating John Russell, proprietor.
Gentlemen in the cabin are requested
not to use the seats until the ladies are
seated.
Services on Sunday next at both west
end and east end chapels. Babies baptized at both ends.
Wanted by a young woman, her passage to South Africa. Willing to take
care of children and a good sailor.
"When I say good-bye to you this evening," said Mr. Slowman, "do you think
it would be proper for me to place one
reverent kiss upon your fair hand ?"
"Well," she replied, "I would consider
it decidedly out of place."
A labor organizer was recently addressing a large open-air meeting, when tumbling over the heads of the crowd came a
huge cabbage. After the laughter had
subsided the Irish orator shouted : "It's
your ears, gentlemen, I want, not your
heads."
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MINING NOTES.
New . Mining   Company — Successful
Gold Dredging.
A company,  known as the Columbia
Copper Mining Co.,  of Spokane, Wash.,
has been  incorporated under the laws of
the state  of Washington,  its properties
being situated  on  the south fork of the
Similkameen  river about thirteen miles j
from Princeton.    The board of directors
consists of Dr. Jacob May, E. P. Wheeler,
W. D. Scott, L. P. Hole, J. L. Spath.   The
properties are so situated that they can
be opened  up  by tunnels at a minimum
cost.    Assay returns run 18 per cent, copper.  $4.50 gold and  7 ozs. silver.   The
Star expects to publish an interesting
and exhaustive report of these properties
made by F. W. Groves, P.L.S.
The gold dredge at Tranquille, near
Kamloops, is being overhauled and made
ready for the season's work.
Capitalists from Spokane have secured
the John Bull group of claims on the St
Mary's river in southeast Kootenay and
large development work will follow.
The cheapest smelting in the entire
world is now being done at the Granby
works near Grand Forks.
The^, official figures have just been published of the output of the Boundary
mines for the first four months of this
year. The total is 280,134 tons. The
blowing out of several blast furnaces at
the Granby smelter last month was the
chief cause of the less tonnage.
Movie is rapidly filling up with people.
Practical miners have no difficulty in get-
. ting employment.    The hotels are doing
a good business, and the boarding houses
are comfortably filled.
The big gold dredger at Lillooet belonging to the Iowa company by last
official account of the first week in May
was most satisfactory.
On Bullion creek in the Alsek country
to cents to the pan is being obtained on
bedrock. On Discovery claim they are
getting .$14 a day. The possibilities of
Mclntyre creek, which is only three
miles from White Horse, are most promising in placer gold and placer copper.
It is ground out of the copper ledges.
Robert Stevenson, of Princeton and
Chilliwack, is in communication with a
firm in the U.S who offer to erect a
smelter on one of his mineral properties
in consideration of an interest in the
property. The smelter is constructed on
a new principle and, it is said, will smelt
with cordwood and oil. Mr. Stevenson
is cogitating over the proposal.
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A prominent educator in Philadelphia
tells the following story on himself: In
his early teaching days he had a position
in  a country schoolhouse in New England and had to cook his own meals, the
parents  supplying him with food in part
payment of their school taxes.    One day
a boy came running toward him.    "Say,
teacher," he gasped,   "my pa wants to
know if you  like pork?"    "Indeed I do
like pork," the teacher replied, concluding that the very stingy  father of this
. boy had determined to donate some pork
fo him.    "You tell your father if there is
anything in   this   world  I  do like it is
pork."   Some time transpired, and there
was no  pork forthcoming.    One day he
met the  boy alone in  the school yard.
"Look here, John," he said, "how about
that pork?"      "Ob,"  replied the  boy,
"the pigfgot well."
Photographer—Now, sir, if you'll look
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meet and a little more as though you'd
just been left a legacy you'll be a picture.
If a man is well bred he will not wear
a scowl nor have rude or gruff manners.
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