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 iLKAMEEN   STAR
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Vol. ix. No. 17.
PRINCETON, B.C.,   WEDNESDAY,   APRIL 22, 1908.
$2 a Year, in Advance
DREDGING TO BEGIN
Immediately at Granite Creek
by American Capitalists of
Spokane.
Hew- Device for Saving Gold will he
Used and Bifj Results are Confidently Expected.
Burton S. Adams, of Spokane, accompanied by his assistant, Mr. Cannon, arrived in town last Saturday on his way to
■Granite Creek, where he, in company
with Mr. Weeks has, as already announced in the Star, secured some considerable extent of placer ground. Mr
Adams is making arrangements for testing the ground with a new kind of drelg
er which has been patented ill the United
States, Canada and Australia.
Having pi oven the ground to be profitable the pony testing plant will be dis
placed by a large, modern dredge fitted
with the invention of Mr. Weeks' for
economic £old saving. The machinery
will come, largely, from the coast and
will be freighted on wagons from Coullee
t~> Granite Creek. The recent s rike on
Welldo of good placer gives rise to the
belief among competent prospectors that
the whole basin at the confluence of the
Tulameen and Granite Creek is a rich
auriferous deposit, containing platinum
as well as the yellow metal
Mr Weeks' patent will save gold at a
depth of 40 feet below water, which is
■sufficient to reach bedrock in the Welldo
basin and it may be all along the Tula
men as far as Princeton. In the early
days placermen made as high as $30,000
In this section bv the old primitive
"Armstrong" proccess with rocker, pick
and shavel, and it is reasonable to hope
that greater results will follow the scientific use af machinery.
had it under control.
Fire Chief Campbell and others visited
the premises Tuesday morning and it
was apparent that the fire had been
started by someone, and did not originate from a bush fire spark. It was also
apparent that the blaze had been kindled
near the roof, just about the height of a
•nan's head, and if it was the work of some
person with evil intent he certainly
choose a poor place to commence his
fiendish work. Like a great many other
affairs of this kind it will probably remain a mystery as to its origin.
Had the fire gone unnoticed it would
very likely have spread to the Star office
probably further. As it is the building,
which is not worth much from a pecuniary standpoint, received slight damage
owing to the effective work of the fire
brigade and others.
LOOKS LIKE INCENDIARISM.
Eire on  Monday Night Near   Star
Office Mystery as to Origin-
Small Loss Results-
is there a fire bug in Princeton ?
This question is asked by a great many
in consequence of the fire  which   broke
out in a small building just west  of   the
Star office, on Monday night.
Th.* building belongs to A. E. Howse
and although unoccupied at present has
been used on former occasions as a place
of abode for both man and beast. On
Monday night about twelve o'clock Mr.
Wells who, on his way home, had occasion to pass in thh direction, discovered
that the building was on fire and immediately gave the alatm. The fire brigade
responded and with the use of water and
<by tearing away the burning boards soon
PROTECT OUR FISH.
The Keremeos Trumpet has had the
Hedley Gazette after it because it dared
to suggest that the refuse water from the
Daly Reduction Co.'s mill was polluting
the waters of the Similkameen. It is an
undisputed fact that since this company
has been in operation the fish have/ been
getting scarcer ever year. It has been
stated on good authority that large numbers of dead trout are frequently found
in the river below Hedley, and it is qu'te
reasonable to suppoce there-is a cause for
thii. As the Trumpet suggests let the
proper authorities investigate the matter,
and if the Daly people are to blame for
it the situation can be easily remedied.
The unnecessary depletion of the,fish in
the Similkameen river is a serious matter
and the people as a whole should rouse
the authorities to action.
PREACH TO ODDFELLOWS.
Next Sunday evening at 7:30 in the
Court House a sermon will be delivered
by Rev. Mr. Conn to Oddfellows and the
invited nublic from the text, ist Peter,
2:17: "Honor all men. Love the
brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the
King." The occasion is marked by the
89th anniversary of Oddfellowship and
all Ancient and active members of the
order are enjoined and fraternally invited
to attend. It is expeeted that contingents
of Oddfellows from. Hedley, Otter Flat,
Bear Creek, Granite Creek, and Copper.
Mmountain will be present.
Mr. Cunningham, construction boss on
the V.V. & E., was in town yesterday.
The health authorities wish it pointed
out that the dumping of garbage, etc., on
the banks of the rivers is undesirable and
steps will be taken to have it stopped. A
word to the wise, etc., etc.
The great baseball match, married vs.
single, advertised to have taken place on
Good Friday did (not materialize. The
single^caps says the married bunch were
troubled with cold feet.
PRESIDENT I. HILL
Interviewed   at   Victoria   Refers to Construction of
V. V. & E.
Great Northern President Says V. V.
& E. will "Possibly" Reach Here
This Year.
President Louis Hill, who was at the
coast last week, is reported by the Victoria Colonist to have made the following
statement regarding construction on the
V.V. & E.:
"As regards construction in this prov
ince the extension' of the V. V. & E.
through the Similkameen to Princeton
•Will possibly be completed this year,
though there was no promise on the part
of the company to have this work done
in such good time. Progress is also being
made on the survey on the line which
will run over the summit of the Hope
mountains to connect the eastern section
with the line now building east from
Cloverdale. The difficulties of this work
are immense, so much so that in some
places in the valley of the Coquehalla
the engineers have been forced to hang
on by means of ropes while making the
surves. Before very long the Great
Northern would have its line running direct from Vancouver to the Similkameen,
Boundary and. Kootenay sections, all this
too without a dollar of aid from the Legislature."
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Old Time   Princetonite  Returns  to
"Land of Metal"—B. C. to Have
Mining School.
C. A. Saunders aud wife, accompanied
by Mrs. Saunders' father, J. W. Irey, arrived in Princeton last week and remain
her for some time. Mr. Saunders is an
old timer in these parts, having been one
of the first to plant stakes on Copper
mountain where he is still interested'. He
has great faith in the future of Princeton
and the Similkameen generally and with
the railway nea^7*t hand looks for extensive developi^jit of our mineral resources before lofig.
Jim Snowden came down from Granite
Creek last week where he was engaged
in working on the coal mine at that
point. He reports a fine showing being
made and the coal is of the finest quality.
Eotice to spring cleaners—If you want
window blinds and curtain poles call and
inspect our varied stock.—The A. E.
Howse Co'., Ltd.
The dance given by the officers and
members of the Hedley Miners and Mill-
men Union on Monday evening was a
great success. Among those attending
from   Princeton   were   Mrs. Waterman,
Mrs. Bell,  Miss French,  Messrs.  D. O.
Day, Chas. Carlson and N. Huston.
Claude Snowden was a visitor from.
Granite Creek last week and spent Good
Friday in town, returning next morning.
The only store in Piinceton that carries a complete line of groceries, dry
goods, boots and shoes, gents furnishings,
hardware, paints and oils, is the A. E.
Howse Co., Ltd.
The regular weekly meeting night of
Princeton Lodge, I. O. O. F., has been '
changed from Wednesday to Thuisday,
beginning tomorrow.
j Tom Longboat the great Indian runner, is reporting hitting the '.'booze" to
such an extent that is unable to hold his
own any more on the cinder path.
MINING SCHOOL FOR B. C.
It is understood that excellent progress is being made in the moulding of
the design for establishing a mining*
school in connection with the proposed
Provincial University. The intention is
to afford ample opportunity for the formation of classes for instruction in all
the subjects which are connected with
the very important subject of mining.
Young men and youths who are anxious
to improve their positions and are desirous of entering this field are at present
forced to lake advantage of such comparatively meagre opportunities as are
afforded by the various correspondence
schools which are to be found' in Canada
and in the United States, In the new
order of things which the Hon. Dr.
Young proposes to inaugurate far superior facilities for all these purposes will be
afforded in British Columbia. It is confidently anticipated that hundreds will
eagerly seize the opportunity to- take to
the full every possible advantage of these
advanced facilities, and with the assistance of the scholarships which are to be
founded, a marked amelioration in very
many particulars will be observed in provincial circles.
SUNDAY SCHOOL LIBRARY.
The box social intended to raise funds
for adding books to the Sunday school
library has been declared off, for the
present at least. Contributions in cash
for this laudable purpose are invited by
the S. S. board which will be thankfully
received and acknowledged. Mr. Shat-
ford, M.P.P., proffered assistance in getting the Government to send a "travelling library," but the books are more for
students and advanced readers than chil-
cren. All who would like to see the
young folks provided with healthy, elevating literature are respectfully asked to
help the cause along.
The Conservatives of Yale-Cariboo meet
at Vernon tomorrow to select a candidate to oppose Duncan Ross at the
next Dominion election. Several names
are likely to come before the convention
the'most prominent being Martin Burrel,
Price Ellison and W. T. Shatford.'
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April 22, 1908
THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
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Fxo and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising!:.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22,   19
(PCPflrTnis objections to the
"ct, can only be characterized  as
impertinent.
THE ELECTIONS ACT.
(Victoria Times.)
As the Times pointed out  in its
first   reference   to    the    proposed
amendments to the Dominion Elections Act, the  principal  object   of 1
the measure is to overcome certain,,
difficulties  which  have   arisen   in J
Manitoba.     There,   as  in   British j
•Columbia also to some  extent, tbej
Provincial and the Dominion  con-1
stituencies do not  harmonize  with|
each other.    It has been necessary j
for returning officers to take names}
of voters  from  certain   Provincial |
constituencies and incorporate them
in the  larger  Dominion   constituencies.    The same conditions exist
in British Columbia to some extent.
A correspondent of the Times, who
acted as returning- officer   in   Na-
naimo at the last election, explained
some daj's ago tbe difficulties he encountered in his efforts to segregate
the names of the voters as they appeared on the  Provincial lists.    It
is well known that returning   officers in Comox-Atlin, in   New Westminster  and  Yale-Cariboo   had   to
deal with conditions of a like character.    It is to   do away with these
complications and to have complete
lists when polling day arrives   that
the amendments  to   the Act   have
been framed by the Minister of Justice.    Doubtless the action 'of   the
Manitoba Government, inspired by
one Hon. Robert Rogers, Attorney-
General, in attempting to create an
impression that   some   voters   had
been disfranchised in the rearrangement of the names   of  voters, had
something to do with the determination of the Dominion Government I
to have lists specially prepared  for
that province.    As  the   conditions
in British Columbia were precisely
the same, only to a lesser extent^ it
was determined to apply the amendments to this   province.    That   is
the truth in regard to a  matter upon which a good deal of unnecessary
agitation  has  arisen.     When   the
lists are opened, can any good re£-
• son be given why they should  not
be made as complete   as   possible,
why any one should be disfranchised'who has an  unquestioned  right
to cast his ballot ?    It will still  be
open for Conservatives to scrutinize
the work of the Dominion officials.
If they have any objections to lodge
.against   names  of voters, they can
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Everything in connection with this Hotel is first-
class and up-to-date and no pains spared to make
 guests comfortable.    Rates reasonable	
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ROUGH AND DRESSED LUMBER  jgj
All kinds   of  mouldings  made.     Oorders promptly
attended   to.       For    further   particulars   apply   to
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ESTABLISUED  1807
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
A. H. IRELAND, Superintendent of
Branches
Paid-up Capital, §\ 0,000,000
Rest, - - , 5,000,000
Total Assets, -  113,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in'the United States-and England
The Cisy Drug Store
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PRINCETON -.      -   -     -   '   B.C.
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
COMMERCIAL AND FARMERS' PAPER DISCOUNTED-
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Deposits of $1 and upwards received, and interest allowed at
current rates. The depositor is subject tp no delay, whatever in
the withdrawal of the whole or any portion• T.f the deposit.
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PRINCETON,   B.C.
McCOSKERY &  KIRKPATRICK
PROPRIETORS
THIS HOTEL HAS JUST. BEEN OPENED AND NEWLY FURNISHED THROUGHOUT
Special provision for Commercial Men^^Rates: .$2 00and.up
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The eastern cities have been experiencing snowstorms and blizzars recently,
while B. C. rejoices in sunshine and flowers.
Help to make Princeton attractive by
painting your house. We carry a full
line of paiuts and oils at the A. E. Howse
Co., Ltd.
WHAT'S IN A NAME.
The name Prince Rupert gives promise
to cause a peck of trouble. An enterprising individual named George Kane got
possession of a tract of land near the proposed western terminus of the G. T. P.
and laid out a townsite which he named
Prince Rupert. He lost no time in having it properly registered as such and got
busy and sold lots on the strength of the
name and he has just sold out his rights
to New York capitalists for $100,000.
Now the G. T. P. when they came to
have their town registered as Prince
Rupert they bump against Mr. Kane and
find their pet name has already been
monopolized and trouble is in sigbt. -
The Government has issued an order-
in-council cancelling Kane's town and
giving the railway people the right to
the name. But the new owners of Kane's
town, who have plenty of money at their
command, intend to put up a strenuous
fight for what they claim as their prior
right to the name of Prince Rupert.
PRINCETON   LODGE
I.O.O.F. No. 52.
Regular meetings, 8 p.
m., Thursdays.
Sojourning brethren welcome.    Hall situated in
Star building.
Chas. Wh-larson, J. L. Hl-ston ,
6 Noble Grand. Secretary.
NOT VERY ENCOURAGING.
A Grand Forks despatch says it seems
to be the opinion of those well informed
regarding railway matters that although
much of the grading on the V. V. & E.
extension from Keremeos to Hedley-is
done, there yet remains some large cuts
and fills and to large bridges to attend
to, and it will probably be well towards
the time for snow to fly again before
trains are running to Hedley.
10,000 MEN WANTED.
Advices from Fairbanks state that at
the annual meeting of the Mine Owners
and Operators' Association held there last
week it was decided to authorize their
Seattle agent to contract for 10,000 men
at terms of $5 and board per day for ten
hours, to go to Fairbanks upon the opening of navigation.
D0TJKH0B0RS FOR K00TENAY.
Peter Veregin, the Doukhobor leader,
has closed a deal for 2,700 acres on the
Columbia river two miles below west
Cobson, and a section of the Doukhobor
community will be placed on the land at
once.. t _;'.:'''':'
GALLIHER WILL RETIRE.
The announcement of W. A. Galliher's
intention to retire from active political
life with the closing of the present Dominion Parliament will be received with
regret not only in his own constituency
but all over the province. He has fatth-
fully and well represented the interests
of the Kootenays and the province and
has won a high place in the esteem of
members on both sides of the House at
Ottawa.
PREPARING FOR EMERGENCIES.
In order to prepare for an emergency
that might cause a shortage in the coal
supply through labor troubles or other
causes, the C. P. R. will lay in an immense supply in new bunkers now being
■ erected in Vancouver. The reserve is to
consist of 20,000 tons this summer and by
next fall this amount will be further increased by several thousand to.s. The
bunkers are ingeniously arranged so that
as fast as tbey are filled the tracks are
laid right along over the coal already in
place, so that the cars bringing Iurther
loads can dump still higher on the huge
pile.
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Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camris.
AMATEUR WORE FINISHES
Address    -     PRINCETON, KC.
NOTICE.
Certificate of Improvements
"Freddie B" and "Rambler" mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining- division of Yale
district.   Where located:   On Five-Mile creek.
Take notice that I, Luke Gibson,  Free Miner'8
Certificate No. B9468, 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. 1908. 8-16
FOR SALE.
CANADIAN BRED SHIRE STALLION, weight 1700 lbs., perfectly sound
and gentle. Will exchange for work
horses or drivers.        Apply to
S. E. ELLIOTT,
I4tc Kelowna, B. C.
NOTICE.
■^OTICE is hereby given that thirty days after
&2| date I intend to apply to the Supt. Provincial PoliceVVictoria, for a renewal of retail liqucr
license for Granite Creek HoteljrGranite Creek,
B. C. CHARLES de BARRO.
Granite Creek, B. C, April 8th, 1908.
NOTICE.
"^OTICE is hereby given that thifty days after
•J'' date I intend tojapply to the Supt. Provincial Police, Victorm,;^oV-?a^renewal of retail
liquor license for HoteT^0?ro'1«\Urt___TuIaHieen, B.C.
W. J. HEMUERSON.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
Great Nortsiern
—Hotel—
MANLEY & SWANSON, Props.
Ciears
First Class room and board
Wines, Liquors,
Princeton, B.
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SAM CASSIDY, Prop.
SILVER AND LEAD
IN BABINE DISTRICT
Mr. James Cronin Mining
Operator, Says the Values
There Surpass Those f of
Coeur d'Alene District. §^
Youf
need to eat meat if you want to
enjoy life. We have the best.
Fish every Friday.
Driving   Rigs,   Pack and
Saddle Horses for Hire
A big mining boom this summer in the
northern interior of British Columbia is
predicted by Mr. James Cronin, a well
known Spokane mining operator. He
says the building of the Grand Trunk
Pacific and the great mineral wealth of
the north country are about the only
topics one hears discussed ttese days in
the mining camps of Montana and Idaho.
This province will soon witness an invasion of people from the American side.
They have.learned of the wealth of the
country from prospectors who have a'-
ready made locations in the Babine and
Telqua districts.
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NOTICE.
~ —     ,     NOTICE is  hereby g^iven  that   thirty
The  rush   has already i days after date I intend to  apply to   the
Horses Pastured and Delivered
For further particulars  apply to
SAM  CASSIDY,
Tulameen, B. C.
lj W. GROVES
Civil and flining Engineer
B, C. Land   Surveyor
Examinations and   reports   made   on
mines and prospects.
Has   a   thorough   knowledge   of   the
Similkameen and Boundary Districts.
Plans of all Surveyed Lands and Mineral Claims
in the District. PRINCETON, B.C
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The only Reliable Standard Brand made from the
nighest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat.
started, and Mr. Cronin thinks there will
not be boats enough on the Skeena river
to handle the passenger traffic.
Mr. Cronin, who was formerly manag
ing director of the Canadian Consolidated
Mining aud Smelting Co., with head-
quartere at Rossland, is probably the best
known mining man in the west. Speaking of the conditions in the north he
said: "There are many uncertainties in
mining. I think the values in the Babine country north of Bulkley valley are
higher than those secured in the silver-
:ead district of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. In
he Dibble group tbeie are three great
[ arallel veins that have been traced on
the surface for a distance of twenty-five
hundred feet. The assays are high, so
high that I wont take the public into my
confidence for fear of being credited with
romancing. The formation is ideal, consisting of poiphyri tic qnartize and slate
and in this respect is identical with that
of the Coeur d'Alene district, the greatest silver-lead region in the world. Two
other camps which promise to become
famous as silver lead producers are located on the south side of the Bulkley
valley and at the head of Copper river,
along the new route it is said the G.T.P.
will adopt in making a cutoff. The ores
from thesa camps run at least $100 a ton
in lead and silver. Development work
this season will bring the richness of
those regions to public notice throughout
the continent, and I'look for a stampede
in there from Idaho and Montana as
soon as the boats sta^t running up the
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guarantee that no bleaching
ether bv CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
manufacture:.
Accept no Substitute.
Supt. Provincial Police, Victoria, for renewal of retail liquor license for the Ash-
nola Hotel. Ashnola. B. C.
HUGH CAMPBELL.
Princeton, B. C, April 15, I9J&.
HUSTON   BROS.,  Prop;
NOTICE.
'M'OTICE is hereby given that thirty days after
sffij date the undersigned intend to apply to. the
Supt. Provincial Police, Victoria, for a renewal of
retail liquor license for Hotel Tulameen. Princeton, B. C.
McCOSKERY & KIRKPATRICK.
Princeton, B. C, April 8th, 1908. 15-20
General Livery business carried on.
Horses for hire, single or double. Wood
or coal delivered on shortest notice.
Draying in all its branches. Prices right
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BIG RESULTS TOR THE OUTLAY.
There is a side to the immigration
question too often ignored. Last year
over 200,000 people arrived in Canada.
Each one of these must have'had enough
money to bring him to, his destination
and leave a reasonable amount to support him till he got work. HEfo amount
on an average would be at leas* $24 each.
So that 200,000 people brought $5,000,0co
into the country. It would be safe to
put it at ten millions, but five at least
will not be challenged. But there is another class whose capital cannot be put
as low as $25. These are the settlers who
come in from the neighboring States.
Their number last year was 39,000. It
has beeh calculatad that at least 5,000 of
these were American farmers who had
sold their farms in the United States and
were the possessors of from $6,000 to $8,-
000 in cash, stock and implements. Taking the lesser figure we have a total
wealth in the hands of these   settlers   of
$30,000,000. These calculations look
merely at the man's possessions with no
reference to his still greater value as a
citizen of this country, with its immeasurable undeveloped resources. A calculation used to be made in the United
States that everyimmigrant was worth on
an average to the country $2,000. If it
be placed at half that ggure, our importations of human beings last year added
$200,000,000 to-our wealth. And all this
at a primary cost to the country of $6oo,-
000. The immigration department has a
splendid showing for its expenditure in
the way of results.—Ex.
BIG MEnNG DEAL.
A big mining deal, involving a consideration amounting to $150,000 was put
through in Vancouver last week when
the Gordon group of copper claims on
Moresby Island was sold to a Belhngham
syndicate of mining men. A substantial
cash payment amounting to over five
figures was_ paid over ou the purchase
price of $156,000.
The Bellinghain syndicate, which, now
owns the claitus:is headed by Mr. J. H.
Adams, a well known mining engineer,
and they intend to prosecute development work on an extensive scale. The
Gordon group was' considered to be
among the most promising of the numerous copper properties "on Moresby Island. Assay&rwhich-have been made of
the ore show that it will run between
twenty and thirty dollars per ton with
prospect of increased values by the time
the mine is opened.
TO ASSESS CABINET MINISTERS.
The Ottawa City Council has decided
that beginning next year, members of
Parliament and Cabinet Ministers resident in Ottawa will be assessed on the
income derived from their public office.
It is expected the city will derive $25,000
from this impost.
HANDBOOK
(New Edition issued March, 1908.)
SIZE:    Octavo.
PAGES:    1228.
CHAPTERS:    25.
SCOPE : The copper industry of the
world.
COVERING : Copper history, geology- geography, chemistry, mineralogy,
mining, milling, leaching, smelting, refining, brands, grades, impurities, alloys,
uses, substitutes, terminology, deposits by
districts, states, countries and continents,
mrnes in detail, statistics of production,
consumption, imports, exports, finances,
dividends, etc.
The Copper Handbook   is   concededly
the
World's Standard Reference
Book on Copper.
The miner needs the book for the facts
it gives him regarding geology, mining,
copper deposits and copper mines.
The metallurgist needs the book for
the facts it gives him regarding copper
milling, leaching, smelting and refining.
The copper consumer needs the book
for every chapter it contains. It tells
what, aud explains how and why.
1 The investor in copper shares cannot
afford' to be without it. The Copper
Handbook gives statistics and general in*
formation ou one hand, with thousands
of. detailed mine descriptions on the
btner, covering the copper mines of the
•entire world, and the 40 pages of condensed statistical tables alone are worth
more than the price of the book to .each
and every owueTbf copper miuing shares.
• PRICE : $5 in buokram with gilt top,
or $7.50 in full library morocco.
TERMS : The most liberal. Send no
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carriage charges prepaid,'on one week's
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or. paid for if it suits. Can you afford
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April 22, 1908
THE    SIMILKAMEEN   STAR
"WHEN IT WAS DAWN.
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BY
KEITH MACRQNALD.
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CHAPTER  I.
A yous man left his home just as the
shadows of evening were falling. He
was short of stature, clear complexioned,
dark eyed, and possessed of a face many
were complacent enough to call handsome. There was a promising intelligence reflected in his countenance. Love,
friendship, ambition fame, all shone in
his eyes; thev were all in store for him.
This young man feared God and sought
to bring "His kingdom among meii in
order that His will should be done here
even as in heaven.
Duncan Campbell had fought his way
to where he stood in the world, but he
owed much to his patient and praying
parents.
The g-eat work to which he had
given his life was the object of his leaving his warm and comfortable home on
such a wild and stormy night. He loved
his work with a rare zeal and had seidom
if ever allowed anything to come befcween
his being and doing what that work de
manded. On this particular evening he
was on his way to care for and make
bright the dull, and what was feared the
last, hours of one who had had every
chance in life, who might have been useful and honored among his fellow men,
but he had sinned, and the wages of sin
is death The dim and sunken eye, the
discolored skin and wasted frame too
truly told the tale.
Duncan's soul burned whiihin  him* as
desire was to follow his master. The
cross roads had been 'reached. Which
way? What voice? To what sphere?
These were the questions. Again the
face that had ever helped him seemed to
speak to him. It was to him the pure index ot comradship; so full, so strong, it
urged him with its silent beauty to obey
THAT call, and that strength so ueeded
by all at such a crisis came to him. The
vision of what was to be had come. His
life's work was chosen. The land of his
birth had been given in exchange for the
one appointed by the dictator of human
affairs. So as the night was passing,
carrying with it joy and sorrow, success
and failure, his decision was made. Love
had conquered. Love to God and humanity. Yes, and love too for her who was
to be the sharer of his lot and life.
And lo, it was dawn.
:,CKA_e;TER' II.
Duncan Campbell, after committing
himself to the care of Him Who is carei
taker of the human family, slept a sweet,
refreshing sleep, and the morning was
well advanced when he breakfasted in
his mother's room.
' You were late in retiring last night,
Duncan."
"Yes, but I was   in   good   company,"
''Good company, Duncan? You came
in alone, did you not?"
"Yes, I came in alone; yet, nevertheless I had company. Don't Iook so distressed. There was no visible presence,
he gazed on  the ghastly features  before'j yet my roonl seemed to be full, and as he
him, and thought of the many thousands
of unfortunate and deserted human beings who were thus suffering on account
of a mistaken and misspent life.
The dying man seemed to read his
thoughts, for as he turned his eyes upon
him he exclaimed in a weak and hollow
voice: "Mr. Campbell you are good to
visit me so often, ^tat am I worth so
much thought. I have lived a life of
shame and have been a disgrace to my
self and friends. Why should I at the
eleventh hour seek comfort and consolation from the God I have turned my
Dack on and refused to obey his teachings."
The self accusations of the fast sinking
man were terrible to listen to as he re
lated his past history and   the   cause   of
his present condition.
Duncan talked and  prayed   with  bim
pointing out the blessed  promise that is
"extended to all those who repent and put
their faith in the Almighty.
On his return home late in the evening, Duncan Campbell was conscious
that some great change was about to
take place in his life. The air was full
of sound and a vision appeared before
him. The old call came once more out
of the past, "come over and help us."
He saw the room he ha 1 just left, and
its lonely occupant. The thought of
6thers like him on the same downward
trail filled Duncan'with fear. Yet his soul
yearned to help them. He was conscious
that this vision was nearing him and
soon would become a part of the immediate horizon. He was oppressed by the
r ..ality of life, the earnestness of the di-
vine conviction ran like fire through
him. What was he to do. That he was
impulsive, at times impractical was true,
but heart and soul, b >dv and   mind   his
spoke some strange power possessed him
and his tace shone with a light his mother had never seen there before. And
sitting down beside her he told her all
that had come to him, what he had seen
and heard, and what he had decided to
do. He saw that-she was deeply affected
by what he had said. She did not answer
for a few moments, during which the
soul of the young man seemed to be
wrung with pain and sorrow at the
thought of a near parting from one who
had been a mother in the truest sense of
the word. When at last she looked at
him he could see her eyes were wet, and
when she spoke her voice trembled.
Duncan felt his mother too had seen a
vision, had fought a battle, and was the
liche: because of the sacrifice of the decision in that brief moment of time,
when God asks for what he gave; the
son, yea. the only son, because He had
need of him. -i^j:
"I see," she said comprehendingly and
a? if speaking to herself, "our lives are
in His hands." She sat back in her
chair, her face paling slightlv, and clasping her hands, she fixed her eyes on her
only son, while the noonday sun filled
the room with its golden splendor.
"This means you will leave—leave your
home and native land, Duncan, and follow vour Lord, in that new world, alone."
"Not alone, mother "
"Yes, I know God will be with yiu."
"Aud so will she," Duncan replied,
"We go together."
"But you have not asked her. She
does not even know of your decision."
"She spoke to me last night. Her
presence was there" (pointing to the
100m just vacated.) His face lit up as he
spoke with a light born out of a clear
call, a humble faith in and willing obedience in Him Whose we all are and
Whom it is our duty to serve.
WHAT HEAT IS. | /^pAOf   ||JA|>f §|A|>BB
Dr. Andrew J. Park, a graduate of the j II  |  £(|       ll\f|       llvl
University of Victoria, Toronto, and of
Harvard University, believes he has discovered the true origin of heat, and *in-
tends to lay his discovery before the' Association for the Advancement of Science
in London next June. ■ The old {theory
that heat is a mode of motion is declared
to be fallacious by Dr. Park. He asserts
that heat is imponderable ether accumulated in excess. This imponderable matter, according to Dr. Park, is completely
neutral and is never manifested as heat
in its elementary condition. But when
it accumulates in excess and its equilibrium is disturbed it becomes heat. He
says that when the equilibrium of the
imponderable ether is disturbed there
must be motion, but in this application,
motion is simply the agent and uot tbe
principal. It is merely the battery, not
the electrical power.
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SMILES,
The kindly old gentleman—Well, my
little man, and what's your name?
The little man—Please, sir, I dunno.
The kindly old  gentleman—Bless   my j 	
soul, you don't know?
The little man—No, sir.     Please, sir,! DTVVAtig     RigS,
mother got married again yesterday,
Bronson—Old  de Swell   sesms   more
proud of his horse than of his femily.
| .Woodson-—No wonder.   *The horse has
a pedigree.
;,._,'* Ah» I see you are married'"exclaimed
the merchant.
"No, sir," replied the applicant for a
position. "I got this scar in a railroad
accident."
"What was the worst money panic you
ever saw, Colonel?" asked the interviewer
"The worst money panic I ever saw,"
replied the financier, "was when a nickel
rolled under the seats of a street car, and
seven women claimed it."
WHY?
Why does the lady look so sad?
Why does her husband seem so mad?
Where is the glee that once they hadiW
Thy're moving.     • ^ij/*
Why is the lady's nose so black?     -£#;.
What ripped the man's coat up the back?
Why does he say such things, alack?
They're moving.
Why is their baby left to lie
Upstairs alone, to cry and cry?
Why do they both wish they could die?
They're moving.
Woman Ought to be Perfect.
If there is a yoman in this land who
does not how .to be beautiful, how to be
healthy, how to keep a cook, how to
limit her waist measure, how to keep
one's husband in nights, how to save
money, how to make one's owuhats, how
to make jelley that will jell, and how to
iMfelax" for the rest cure, then that woman has not listened that's all. A famous French editor has warned her against
fatal flirtation—if she attended to his
words—and an English suffragette has
told her how to deserve a vote. And as
to her duties as a mother there are available constantly the wise counsels of the
President. If advice in all questions and
varieties can produce perfection, the
average woman ought to be perfect.'
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Burns-Johnson Fight in Sight.
Billy Neil, manager of Tommy Burns,
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other day and commenced negotiation*
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