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 SIMILKAmei
Mineral Products of the Similkameen and Nicola Districts :--Gold, Silver, Platinum, Copper, Lead, Iron and Coal.
Vol. iv.   No. 21.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1903.
$2 a Year.
ELECTRIC RAILWAY
MAGNIFICENT WATER POWER
Facilities   for   Manufacturing
and Electric Purposes are
Unlimited   in  the
Similkameen.
The great resources of the Similka
meen are not limited to mineral, timber
- and agriculture, for there is an almost
incalculable water power in the tw
rivers,Similkameen and Tulameen, which
meet at Princeton. As it is reasonably
expected that Princeton within the next
decade will be a city of not less than
20,000 inhabitants at a very reserved estimate, this water power will be of great
value in the manufacturing and mining
industries which a city of that size will
include. The fall in both rivers is about
25 feet to the mile. At a distance of 25
miles from Princeton there are the Simil
kameen Falls of about 40 feet in height.
The whole of the Similkameen leaps
through a narrow gorge making as fine
water power as could be desired besides
having a spectacular effect well worth
a day's journey to see.
With such advantages as indicated
the foregoing   paragraph   there   is
doubt that water will eventually be the
source of all the power required in mi
ing,  electric lighting, smelting, electi
railways and the thousand and one other
productive operations to which it may be
harnessed in the Similkameen district.
It is now mooted that in view of the
dilatory manner in which certain
way companies undertake construction
into the Similkameen a company is ready
to build an electric railway from Hedley
City to the coast in return for certain
concessions as to right of way, lighting
and power, &c. The water power a]
the route is estimated to be sufficient to
operate a 4-track road to the coast.
The company would have unlimited
financial resource as well as the traffic
and good will of the wealthiest mining
company in the Similkameen.   Legisla-
- tion will be asked for at the next sitting
of the legislature to enable the promoters
to begin actual construction in the latter
part of winter.
Hailway Rumor.
The trend of events at the coast along
with great railway activity in construction have given rise to many surmises.
One is that Jim Hill is ready to enter the
Similkameen by way of the Skagit and
that surveyors will be iu the field immediately. Secondly, that the Vancouver
& Yukon with John Hendry as president,
is only another name for the Great Northern and another man for the great J.H.
Its objective point being the Similkameen some credence is lent to the rumor
by the story that Hill has large mining
interests here and is buying more.
BONDED FOR $75,000
SIXTEEN-MILE CREEK STRIKE
Another Rich   Mineral   Discovery Quickly Snapped
Up by the Nickel
Plate People.
Prospectors do not, as a rule, give out
any information regarding their discoveries which would mislead or reflect
upon their trustworthiness, hence the
information received from one who
at the recent strike on Sixteen-Mile creek
may be duly accredited.
The discoverer, T. Anderson, a]
with G. Cahill and Mr. Bradshaw have
been busy receiving congratulations since
receiving a bond of $75,000 from M. K.
Rogers of the Nickel Plate.
The ore consists of bornite and chalco
pyrite in a garnetite gangue.
The results from assays made are not
as yet made public but those who have
seen the ore pronounce it as exceptional
in appearance and "feel."
There are now about 100 prospectors
in the vicinity of Sixteen-Mile.
The succession of great mineral strikes
in the Similkameen is of such regular
and continuous occurrence that few people realize their importance. It is, however, one of the surest indications that
the half has never been told nor yet discovered. Only the easily accessible portions of this district have been prospected
and that without system or any degre
thoroughness. Beyond the beaten path
of the prospector there are great
explored stretches of territory that have
not felt the touch of pick and shovel
hammer and drill, nor echoed the sound
of blast or voice. No optimistic faith
in the future of this country can overstep the bounds of its "illimitable possibilities."
Election of School Trustee.
At a meeting held in the school house
on Wednesday last, E. Waterman chairman, the resignation of Mrs. (Dr.) Whil-
laus, trustee and secretary, was received
and accepted. The vacancy thus made
was filled by the unanimous election of
A. Bell to the end of the term.
A vote of thanks was tendered the retiring member who feelingly acknowledged this token of appreciation and
respect. The resignation of Miss Whillans, teacher, was also accepted and regret expressed at the loss of one whose
relations with the board were most cordial and whose services are very satisfactory to all concerned. Miss Whillans
has accepted a similar position at Hedley,
whither both ladies will soon remove.
Fred. Gladdin and J. Napier Paton are
at Kennedy mountain doing assessment
M'LEAN THE CHOICE
LIBERAL VICTORY ASSURED
W.J. Snodgrass Resigned, W.
A. McLean of Hedley City
Will Now Lead Liberals to Victory.
As a result of the meeting of the Similkameen Liberal executive to accept the
resignation of W. J. Snodgrass, formally
the nominee of the convention, W. A.
McLean received the unanimous endor-
sation of its members, no other name
having been placed in opposition. The
meeting was held at Keremeos on September ist and was fully representative
of the executive.
Mr. McLean has been an active member of the Liberal party for many years
and brings with his long political experience able and energetic qualifications
which eminently fit him for the short,
sharp and decisive battle now before him.
His selection will unite all Liberals in the
one definite aim to procure good government and a railway into the Similkameen within eighteen months of the date
of election. Mr. McLean, will in:
diately begin active work and the (
paign may now be said to have fairly
begun in this constituency. The interests
of the candidate are identical with all
classes and his popularity undoubted.
Mr. Snodgrass very gracefully tendered
his resignation and, though not an officer
in the Liberal army he will still be found
in the ranks doing valiant service. The
incumbency of many years of great
dustrial activity and the effect of a s(
ous accident last year from which he has
never wholly recovered, has, no doubt,
influenced the gentleman together with
business reasons, to retire from the strenuous life political for the present.
Princeton Public School.
The re-opening of the public school
after summer vacation was marked by an
increased attendance. All the scholars
manifest a keen interest in their studies
and a delight in their renewed fellowships. Miss Whillans has been giving
instruction in music since the organ was
acquired by the trustees and progress in
this elevating accomplishment is most
satisfactory. If not already in the curriculum of school studies, music, both
vocal and instrumental, should be, for
nothing is more refining or attractive to
the* average of youthful minds than it.
The following is the Honor Roll for the
month of August:
Fourth reader, Janet Findlay.
Third reader, Marie Murdoch.
Second reader, (1) Ruby McMullen, (2)
Myrtle Schisler, (3) Mildred Schisler.
First Reader, George Gulliford.
Second Primer, Charlie Murdoch.
First Primer, (1) Fred. Schisler, (2)
Eewey McMullen, (3) Royal Murdoch.
LOCAL PARAGRAPHS
PROSPECTORS' MOVEMENTS
Items of General Interest and
Personal Mention of People in and Around
Princeton.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S , is at Kennedy
mountain surveying mineral claims.
The light roan mare strayed onto C.
Schisler's ranch last winter,branded "U,"
belonging to Mr. Hardwick, will be sold
in Princeton on the 12th inst., to cover
costs of wintering and advertising.        *
Jack McFarlane and E. McCallum
came down from Friday Creek last Saturday where they had been working for
E. Spact on his mineral claims. They
state that as work progresses there is a
corresponding increase in ore values and
the fact is now surely established that
there will be a mining camp there of the
first magnitude.
A. F. Gwin and T. Walmsley of Victoria, who came in via Hope trail on
Wednesday were last seen striking ont
for Sixteen-Mile.
D. J. McDougall and R. Reilly of Fair-
view laid over in Princeton on their way
to Granite Creek on a prospecting tour
last week.
In an interview with some nomadic
miners recently the Star was made to
say that last winter there were ten feet of
snow on the level in Camp McKinney.
It appears now, on information unimpeachable and impeccable, that an error
of seven feet in favor of the Camp was
made.    The correction is gladly made.
George McCoskery left town Thursday with his head up in the air looking
for Sixteen-Mile.
For Sale—A National Cash Register.
For price and particulars apply to the A.
E. Howse Co., Princeton. *
Miss A. Fitzpatrick leaves the Tulameen hotel on Monday going coastwards
via Penticton.
James Hislop, P.L.S., arrived from
Trout creek, Okanagan lake, on Wednesday returning again Thursday. He
has been surveying small fruit holdings
and irrigation ditches and reports a great
yield of fruit in that section.
R. Stevenson, who has been stripping
a coal seam on his claim above Princeton,
has been caught in the ".cyclone" to
Sixteen-Mile and is there at this writing.
G. L- Mason leaves shortly to engage
in Presbyterian missionary work at
Grande Prairie, near Kamloops. Mr.
Mason is a young man well grounded in
the faith of the "fathers," and has also
its necessary complements in good words
and works. The missionary's life in B.
C. calls for great activity and earnestness
in both of which Mr. Mason has given
unmistakable evidences.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
September 5, 1903
The Similkameen Star
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. B. Howse, Manager.
Payable Invariably in Advance.
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting; any change in address
rregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising; rates furnished on application.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
THE LIBERAL PLATFORM.
So swiftly do progress and events
overtake each other that it is now
found necessary to amend the provincial Liberal platform framed two
years ago. So far as human ingenuity and skill in political carpentry could be exercised the platform
was as substantial as the requirements of that day could suggest.
The architecture being of the renascent order was susceptible of
change, revival and repair as the
growing conditions of the province
gave rise for. To remove certain
planks that had become warped
through stress of political weather
or to fling away others riven by
the poisoned shafts of enmity and
selfish ambition were the wise and
cautious acts of the Liberal executive. No man, however keen his
•political foresight, can peer into the
future of this rapidly developing
province and buoy a channel
through which to steer a political
party for any given time.
It is in accord with the ever progressive spirit of Liberalism, therefore, that its platforms should be
up-to-date and in consonance with
the latest and most approved ideas
regarding the government of this
province. There is nothing so destructive of usefulness as to have
fallen into a rut—be it an individual
or a political party thus addicted.
While in that condition there is no
susceptibility of change, no matter
how urgent; no power to originate,
howsoever great the desire may be ;
no latitude for expansion they wither
within their narrow confines and the
rut becomes a grave from whence
there is neither resurrection nor
evolution—that is the condition
of the Conservative party, its press
and its leaders today.
Into its old rut and floundering
in ribaldry and chagrin the Conservative News-Advertiser of Vancouver devotes much space to abuse
of the Liberal party for recent modifications and readjustment of its
platform. In a very gay and not
too veracious strain it would have
its readers believe that with the
Liberals reconstruction was only
an excuse to steal from the Conservative plank factory. It even
accuses the Liberals with having
imitated the fly-blown and moss-
covered Conservatives in the plans
and specifications of their ramshackle platform. Groundless as
these insinuations are no one having an acquaintance with the political career and personality of the
author of them will have cause for
wonder. His brain suffused with
vanity and his head swollen far
beyond the safety limit mark him
as one more to be avoided than
heeded.
The Liberal party need fear no
enemy so long as its executive is
abreast of the times either in amend-
ent of platform or in lopping of'
the incubus of party parasites, for
enemy is so subtle or so destruc
tive as that of the political microbe
Until the end of the campaign let
every Liberal worthy of the name
throughout the Similkameen put on
his armor and strive for the princi-
les of the party, the maintenance
of sound government and equa
rights for all and victory will assuredly be their reward. Let al
personal prejudices and animosities
give place to an enthusiastic support of the party that favors another railway across the Dominion
and also one into the Similkameen
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to the
1    Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
i license to prospect for coal on the following
NOTICE.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to thi
Chief Commissioner of I ands andWdrks fo
EDITORIAL NOTES.
By all means have a board o'
trade in Princeton. You will then
have an official and representative
mouthpiece that will add tone and
fluence to the town."—Quotation
from a traveller.
The survey and promised early
construction of the road to Copper
mountain is meeting with hearty
approval by all interested in the
development of the country. Even
if the road be constructed for political effect it will not fail of its main
purpose to connect the mines with
Princeton. If provincial elections
tend to accelerate road building one
could almost wish they were of
annual occurrence.
The recent meeting of the executive of the Provincial Mining Association at Rossland recalls to memory the sacrifices of time and money
made by the members thereof. The
representative of the Similkameen
and Nicola mining districts in the
executive, A. E. Howse, has been
unceasing in his efforts to promote
the interests of these two important
districts, and while not anticipating
any outward recognition of his services, he, no doubt, will have the
inward consciousness of having
done his whole duty for the mining
industry Mr. Howse is admitted
by those serving with him to be one
of the best informed members on
mining matters as well as having a
thorough business knowledge that
give his opinions an added weight
which merit general appreciation.
It is hoped that his successor will
rigorously second the Mining
Association in its efforts to place
ling  in the position it deserves.
NOTICE.
1    the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Wori
for a license to prospect for coal on the followii
described lands :—
Commencing at a post marked A. E. Howse
80 chains north, 80 chains west, back to post, in
all 640 acres. A. E. Bowse, Locator,
H. W. Elliott, Agent.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply t
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work
license to prospect forcoal on the followin
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains wesf
11640 acres. ' F. Buscombb, Locator,
H. W. Elliott, Agent.
Dated Nicola Lake, August n, 1903.
o prospect for coal 01
d land :-
V. corner, situated al the N.W. corner of se
ion 34, township 91, district of Yale,
hains south, 80 chains west, to point of startiiij
nd containing 640 acres, more or less.
F. A. Howse, Locator,
H. W. Elliott, Agent,
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug 12,1903.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
license tc prospect for coal on the following
ibed lands :—
corner.^gjW. Elliott's section on the north,
s south, 80 chains west back to post, in all
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
license to prospect for coal on the following
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
Commencing at a post marked H. W. Elliott's
„, S....*„5  .. the N.W. corner of s'c-
ictof
point ofi
H. w. Elliott, Loce
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 5,1903.
situated a
NOTICE.
 prospect for coal on the following
bed lands:—   •
ltnencine at a post marked J. Graham's
 ,. jorner, situated at the N.E. corner of sec-
"      tains south, 80 chains east to point of com-
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
'ra license to prospect for coal on the following
Commencing at a post marked W. C. Nichol's
W corner of section 34, township 91, district of
And running south 80 chains, east 80 ch
>rth8o chains, west 80 chains to point of
d Nicola Lake, August
Subscribe for the Star, only $2
per annum.
NOTICE.
ospect for coal on the i
And running 80 cha
80 chains south, 80 cha
all 640 acres.
I
Dated Nicola Lake, Ai
s north, 80 chaii
•, Locator,
NOTICE.
BtlRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissionar of Lands and Works
a licence to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Commenc
N.E. cornei
trict of Yale:
And running south 80 chains, west 80 ch
north 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of
E. P. Davis, Locator,
H. W. Elliott, Agent.
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 11,1903.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands an3 Works
"m- a license to prospect for coal on the follow-
ng described lands:
Commencing at a post marked L. R. Bus-
ombe's S.E. corner  adjoining D. G. Marshall's
And running north 80 chains, west 80 chains,
outh 80 chains, east 8? chains to poiut of com-
NOTICE.
THIRTY i
»    Chief <
:t for coal on the follov
NOTICE.
-he Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post marked R. Quinville's
N.E. corner of section 28, township 91, district of
north 8c
fi So chaii
it of cc
Dated Nicola Lake
is. Shivels, Agent.
NOTICE.
Chief Coi	
ense to prospect for
described lands:
Commencing at a post marked Geo.
E. corner, adjoining L. Quinville'
id to apply to the
Is and Works for
m the following
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 12, rgo3.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to appiy
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Wot
license to prospect for coal on the followi
. corner, adjoining Geo. Buscombe's claim
the north,
ns south, 80 chains west, back to post, c
NOTICE.
ake Notice that wr, William Alfred Cooper
i Alfred Joseph Cooper, Free Miners' Certifi-
;s B54742 and B54743 respectively, intend,
:y days from the date hereof, to apply to the
ling Recorder for a Certificate of Improve-
tits, for  the  purpose  of obtaining a Crown
be commenced before the issuance
ficate of Improvements.
Thirteenth day of May, A.D. 1903.
WILLIAM ALFRED COOPER.
ALFRED JOSEPI	
Dissolution of Partnership
NOTICE is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore subsisting between us, the un-
ersigned, as hotelkeepers in the town of Hedley
ity, in the Similkameen Riding, has been dis-
Dated at Hedley City, Aug. 10,1903.
 September 5, 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
A teacher for the Princeton public
school is wanted, one with musical accomplishments preferred. Duties to
begin ist October.   A. Bell, secretary.
Edgar Burr arrived from Spokane this
week with his family and will permanently reside here. He has taken a preemption where now the A. E. Howse Co's
sawmill stands.
Frank Bailey, recently here, is about
to survey his property on the north bank
of the Tulameen and adjoining the town
into lots which will be put on the market.
J. A. Bertois, of Cascade City, came in
last Sunday and has located a pre-emption near C. Asp's ranch, on the bench.
The 11-year old daughter of Mr. ar
Mrs. Norman died suddenly this week,
Dr. Whillans after a diagnosis of the case
found death to have ensued from a
goitre.
Bob Cramer returned from Hope where
he had gone to meet Mr. and Mrs Voigt,
the former not having recovered from the
accident in which his leg was broken a
month ago, returned to Vancouver, Mrs.
Voigt coming on home. Bob immediately returned to Hope to escort some
Portland capitalists inbound.
The wedding of Rev. Mason of Nicola
to an eastern lady, in October, is reported.
H. C. Killeen with his staff, Sam Spencer, J. Woods and 'Scotty' McLean, is
making good progress on the road survey-
Bill Martin and Claude Snowden are at
Hedley doing some masonry for the
Nickel Plate.
Mr. Madden, manager of the Pacific
hotel, Greenwood, with his wife and
daughter and Mr. Evans are visitors here.
Dr. R. Mathison, dentist, of Greenwood, will shortly visit all the Similka-
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
$2,000,000. Reserve Fund $1,700,000.
Interest allowed on Savings Bank deposits of one dollar and upwards from
date of deposit to date of withdrawal.
A. H. SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B. C.
CHUBCH NOTICE.
r. J. Stewart, Pastor
FOR SALE*
.   For particulars apply to
R..A. BROWN, Grand Fork
NOTICE.
r of Land
for alieense to prospect for coal on
described lands, situated about tw
of D. D. Mclnnes's ranch,
Commencing at a post, thence ru
as, back to post, in all 64
r. HITCHINGS, Locator
Commencing at a post situat
east corner of J. M. Hitching's
Located Aug. a
Commencing a
Located Aug.
Commencing at a
snch's coal location, at
st, 80 chains north, :
s south, back to post, i
L.L.FRENCH,
, fD. M. Stench's coal clain
running east eighty chains, south eighty cl
west eighty chains, north eighty chains, bs
north-
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Located Aug. 20,1903.
Commencing at a post about 3 miles north
L. L. French's coal claim, and running soul
eighty chains, east eighty chains, north eigh
F.W. GROVES,
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGRbtJND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
Notice of Forfeiture.
To McNeil,  Barry  and   Clabon, of  Rosslai
Take notice that after the publication her
once each week for ninety days, j ou fail or
fuse to contribute your portion of. the .expen
ture required by section 24 of the " Mineral ac
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of Brit
Columbia. 1897, in respect of th» T&ppera
mineral claim, situate on Copper  "~
t, British C
nof \
stins.
'V you in respt
ding costs, is i
HUGH
NOTICE.
"TpHIRTY days after date I  intend to appljrto
for a license to prospect for coal on the folio
E. J. DAVIES,
S. SPENCER, Agent.
£ July, 1903.
g on west  side of E.  J. Davi
Located 28th Jnly. 1903.
NOTICE.
 scertifi-
s No. B72022, ana wnuam H. Thomas, free
ler.'s certificate No. B72024, intend, sixty days
m the date hereof, to, apply
, must be commenced before
n certificate of improvements.
d this 8th day of August, 1903.
HERBERT H.
I PIERCY&Co.,
WHOLESALE
DRY GOODS
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Clothing, Top Shirts and
Underwear.
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A Complete New Stock of General flerchan-
dise always on hand,
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Builder's  Supplies, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Wall
Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill Steel,
Harness and Saddlery.
1 Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
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Wood, Vallance & Leggat, Ltd.,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Miners', Logging and Mill Supplies
WIRE ROPE A SPECIALTY.
B.C. Agents for the Canadian Sl||l and Wire
Co., Field Fence—*=Prices on application
,    VANCOUVER, B. C.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
September 5, 1903
HE"COONED" ATEEE.
Capt. Snook's  Thrilling Experience
With Supposed Cougar at
Otter Lake.
' Capt. Snook, late chief officer of the
Dnckwater and Bullsprings Navigtion
Co's steamer Ranttidoteral and now
superintendent of the Foot and Walker
Express Co., is spending his vacation
among the lakes of Otter Valley. He is
accompanied by his son Ike. When they
first arrived in the valley they canped
near the upper end of Otter lake, where
they met with a thrilling experience.
They had retired for the night, leaving
a large camp fire burning to keep wild
animals,' ghosts and other evil disposed
things from disturbing their slumbers.
But human foresight cannot always guard
against the contingencies that may happen to a party of campers. Sometime in
the wee sma' hours before the dawn they
•were rudely aroused from their sleep by
loud and unusual noises.
When the captain gouged the sleep
out of his eyes and came to a realization
of where' he was. he concluded there
•were cougars' about and that they were
intent upon making a meal of either himself or the boy Ike. The captain had no
idea of allowing himself or his progeny
to be capswallowed by cougars without
a struggle, So he began making prepar-
r a£i6nSrbytyl!Xg"atable fork on the end of
a stick so he could use it as a spear to
poke out the cougar's eyes. But the time
was short in which to make the necessary arrangements for receiving the
enemy's attack, for that terrible sound
breaks in upon them again, this time
nearer and more  ear-splitting than be-
The boy, Ike| struck out for tall timber and.;was soon hid among the branches
of a large cottonwood tree.
The captain, being not so young, nor
so active as his son, ha'd; to content him
self by pooning it up a leaning tree, where
he was found by Jim Pollock, who was
going down to the lake to fish in the
early morning.
He could hear sobbing and weeping,
(now, Jim is a Scotchman and Scotland
has more ghosts to the square acrejthan
any other country in the world, except
Ireland). He could hear the sounds of |
distress but could not tell from whence
they came. His brain began to rummage
among Scottish ghost legends, but being
near the lake he concluded that it was a
water kelpie trying to lure him to his
destruction. Jim was about to beat
hasty retreat when he chanced to cast his
eye upwards and .saw the boy, Ike, standing on the broken top of a big cotton
wood tree frantically clutching at the ail
apove his head in the vain hoi e of catching hold of something to climb higher.
Father and son made such a babel of |
noise that Tim was inclined to believe
that his native country had sent a colony
of her mysterious inhabitants out to British Columbia and that they were holding
a convention in the trees about the lake.
This would have lent wing to his flight,
had he not detected among the multiplicity of sounds that peculiar twang
which distinguishes the American Ian
guage from the English.
He listened more attentively and heard
a voice, one moment in earnest supplication for mercy, and the next lurid with
high class profanity, thus telling the nationality of the man up the tree.
Daylight broadened and the fear of
ghosts fled with the shadows of night!
So Jim hailed the man who was perched
in the branches of the leaning tree and
assured him there was no danger. Father
and son cams down to earth again. When
Jim explained the noise they had heard
was not caused by cougars but by the
swans on the lake the captain collapsed,
but revived sufficiently to ask him into
the tent to introduce him to "Col. John"
of Kentucky, an old and dear friend.
Jim shook the "Col's" hand so vigorously and enjoyed his company so well
that with handshaking and kissing the
"Col." was soon laid with the dead "marine corps."
NOTICE.
^OTICE Is hereflygfc
Commissioner of Land
land, described  as  fo!
Works for pern
NOTICE.
NPSEfA
NOTICE.
MOTICE is hereby given
4 ~ date I intend to appl'
sionerof Lands and Woi
that sixty days after
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commis-
Nicola, Aug. 7,1903.
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A sitting of the County Court ot Yale
will be held at Princeton on Monday,
October 12th, 1903, at 10 o'clock, a.m.
By Order, "ifo^7T.1'
HUGH HUNTER,
Registrar County Court.
Princeton, July 28th, 1903.
TlCltflTS
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Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada
For    Connoisseurs   Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
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Sole Agents*
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A
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Deserves Helping along
Especially when its Money
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We have placed several
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on them that will Certainly Make Them Go
Quickly.
Take a look at These
Snaps.
THE
A. I.
HOWSE
COY
LIMITED
 September 5, 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
No Sympathy for Labor Candidates.
Editor Star—Dear Sir: In your
issue of August 8th, I notice that you
have credited me with being the Labor
candidate for this district in the forthcoming election. I should be obliged if
you would correct that statement. While
belonging to and having many friends in
the mining community, I have no sympathy with the so-called Labor candidates, thoroughly believing that the
Conservative platform is large enough
and broad enough to meet the require-
I ments of all classes of the community,
fully recognizing as it does the claims of |
labor, as being essential to the prosperity
of the Conservative party and the we! -
fare of the country.
Yours truly,
Henry Nicholson , J. P.
President Camp McKinney Conservative
Association.
Camp McKinney, Aug. 17th.
[In publishing the reported candidature of Mr. Nicholson in Labor interests
neither offence nor injury was intended.
It is, therefore, with pleasure the letter
is inserted.—En.]
Husband—Do .you think, my dear,
that all this so-called culture, these, fads
these lectures and ethical aud philosophi
cal  movements of yours   really do yo
f Wife—Incalculable good ! Why, ever
day I live I appreciate more and mor
fully what an insignificant creature man ii
A New Explosive.
Powdered aluminium is beginning to
play an important part in the practice of
the engineer. Mixed with oxide of iron,
n be fired and in burning will produce pure iron at such a temperature that
n be used to unite pieces of iron 01
steel—such, for example, as the ends of
steel rails. A mixture of powdered aluminium and nitrate of ammonia, called
"ammonat," is a valuable explosive, says
the Metal Industry, and is the saftst
known. It is not subject to explosion
from shock or friction, nor is it affected
like nitro-glycerine, by cold.- It is fired
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strength of the explosion may be varied
The gases resulting from the explosior
are also said to be harmless. This, o
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blasting.
A Strong
Combination.
Manitoba Hard Wheat
and the Lake of the
Woods   Milling  Co'y
Combine to produce the finest grade
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Try Best Patent Brand.
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Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
Hotel Tulameen
The Largest and Most Homelike Hotel in Princeton is now
open for the travelling public.
Our bar is stocked with the
Best of Wines, Liquors and
Cigars. Special efforts will be
made in the Cullinary Department, and tables will be furnished with the best the market
affords.
PRINCETON,  B. C.
GEO. W. ALDOUS, Prop.
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 No Chinese Employed	
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SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS.^!
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The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
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No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors andjCigars.
TELEPHONE- BATH.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
September 5, 1903
■: PRINCETON!:-
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British Columbia.
Lots for
• • • aa^CJLlC • • •
PRESENT PRICES OF
LOTS
From $2*00 to $ JO.
Per Front Foot.«^ra
Size of Lots 50x100
Ft. and 33xJ00 Ft.
Terms: J-3 Cash;
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent, per annum, ra
Government Head-
quarters For the Similkameen District.
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tulameen and Aspen Grove
FINE CLIMATE
and PURE WATER
ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM
Send for Map and Price List to ra ra ra ra ra
ERNEST fWATERMAN,
Resident ^^^^^MLlON  FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.

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