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 SIMILKAMB
Mineral Products of the Similkameen and Nicola Districts are Gold, Platinum, Silver, Copper, Lead, Iron and Coal.
125 Miles to Nearest Railway Station; No Telephone; No Telegraph; Twice-a-Weefc Mail; Agricultural and Timber Lands; Water Power.
Vol. iv.   No. 23.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1903.
$2 a Year.
LIBERAL MANIFESTO
EXPLAINS POSITION
Of the Liberal Party Relative
to   Platform   and   Other
Matters of General
Interest.
The executive of the British Columbia
Liberal Association desire to call your attention to the following:
The Province is on the eve of a general
election, and for the first time in its history the contest is to be conducted upon
party lines.
Hitherto contests in this Province have
been carried on between aggregations
bound together rather by interest than by
principle, by private arrangement rather
than by public considerations. In the
past the dominant influences in
eral Governments of the Province have
been Conservative. The Prior, Dunsmuir, Turner, and previous Governments
have been almost entirely composed of
Conservatives, supported in the House
by Conservatives. The present Government of which the Hon. Richard McBride is Premier, is tne natural successor
in tradition and policy of that mischievous series of personal Governments which
has made this province, although the
richest of any in natural resources, the
least prospeions in the dominion. With
our vast mineral and other resources the
progress of our development has been
slow and entirely unsatisfactory. Unwise legislation, principally in the interests of speculation, not of industry, is
responsible to a very large extent for
this condition of affairs. The public assets, valuable franchises and monopolies,
have been given away to favorite persons
and corporations, instead of being utilized "for the benefit of the people at large,
and this has been going on for so long a
time that the province now finds itself
compelled to exact from industry that
revenue, which, had our affairs been
wisely conducted, could easily have been
obtained from our squandered heritage.
The last Conservative Government,
owing to its maladministration of the
public affairs of the province, was
through the efforts principally of a small
band of Liberals, dismissed from office,
and accident and the introduction of
party lines has placed another Conservative government in power, and has placed
at the head of that government a man
who was not only an ardent supporter of
past Conservative administrations, but
was himself a member of one of them,
and shared fully in the responsibility of
an attempt on the part of the government to give away to a railway corporation, in direct defiance of the instructions of the legislature as expressed by
statute, two large blocks of enormously
valuable coal and oil lands in Kootenay.
It is the aim of the Liberal party tc
place in the field at the coming election
men pledged to remedy the evils from
which we have so long suffered.
Among the matters requiring
ate attention are the following:
Civil Service Reform.—(a) By taking
care that the staff of officials shall not be
maintained beyond the actual requirements of the service; (b) by making good
conduct and efficiency the conditions of
tenure of office; (c) fitness, not favoritism,
to govern appointments.
Fiscal Reform.—(a) By keeping expenditure within revenue, borrowing money,
if at all, only for works properly chargeable to capital; (b) wise and provident
administration of the natural riches of
the province, so as to bring into the
treasury that revenue which should be derived from our great and varied resources;
we declare our conviction that the proper
taxes, rents, and royalties can, and ought
to be, levied and collected in such a way
as to encourage industry, and at the 3ame
time provide sufficient revenue to enable
the government to repeal in whole or in
part certain taxes which now hamper in
dustry, arrest development, and create
dissatisfaction among the people.
(c) In this connection the taxation of
ines will receive that consideration
which the importance of the mining industry to the province demands. It is
claimed by those engaged in mining
that their property should be exempt
from taxation, but they do claim that the
present system of levying taxes is unfair,
and tends to discourage the investment of
capital and the employment of labor in
mining enterprise, thus not only retarding the development of our mineral re-
1, but also impeding the prospenty
of the mining community, and preventing the enlargement of souces of revenue
to the province itself. The present system imposes a tax on wages as well as on
profits, and should be readjusted so as to
bear upon profit only.
Reform in Land Administration.— a)
We denounce absolutely the Conservative
policy of land grants by way of bonus to
railways, and also the reservation of large
tracts of land which has obtained in the
past.
.(b) We declare it to be our policy to
hold the public lands in trust for the promotion of settlement and encouragement
of industry. In the case of agricultural
lands, we favor free homesteads under
iditions which shall effectually secure
the land to actual settlers.
(c) Full and exact information as to all
public lands fit for settlement should be
obtained by the government and made
available at every government oflice for
the information of the people.
The Farming Industry.—(a) Recognizing the importance of agricultnre in the
province, we are in favor of placing the
igricultural department of the govern-1
ment on a thoroughly practical and effi-
(b) The bad management and inefficiency of the government have imposed
upon fhe owners of the dyked lands
much heavier burden that they should
have been called upon to bear. W«
would enact legislation making the landi
included in the various dyking area;
available for cultivation as quickly a!
possible. This whole question calls for
prompt attention and settlement upon
basis which shall be at once just to the
owners of these lands and fair to the taxpayers of the province as a whole.
(c] In the interest of agriculture in
what is commonly known as the dry
belt, the question of the proper utilization of the water supply for irrigation
purposes demands and must rec
prompt attention from the government.
Roads —The present lack of system ofl
constructing and maintaining roads
trails is productive of a serious wast
public money, and in this connection
more can be done to open up new c
tricts   where roads are needed, and
less cost than what has been done in 1
past, under   the wasteful   and   corrupt
system which has been so long in vogue.
Public Health.—The Health Act should
be amended so as to meet the requirements of unincorporated districts in respect of sanitation and isolation, as to
which no adequate provision is now found
in the statutes.
Provincial Rights.—Regardless of all
question of party affiliation, the rights of
province under the constitution
should be jealously guarded. While
from the point of view of dominion politics, we heartily support the government now in power at Ottawa, we shall
at the same time insist most firmly upon
the protection of our people by the exclusion of Oriental labor, and we shall
also insist upon the right of the province
to make such provisions as it shall see fit
in all contracts, grants, and leases under
provincial control. We shall also strenuously press upon the dominion govern
ment a readjustment of our financial relations, and we claim the full enjoyment
of all rights given us by the letter and
spirit of the constitution.
In conclusion, we appeal to all patriotic voters in British Columbia to se ze
the opportunity now presented to them
to rid the province of that incubus which
has been so disastrous to its progress,
to secure sane, progressive, and
stable government by placing the Liberals in power at Victoria.
Stuart Henderson, President.
The veteran explorer and prospector,
R. Stevenson, left Princeton yesterday in
company with Messrs. Wheeler, Gwin,
Stevenson and Walmsley. They go to
R. Stevenson's, sr., Lost Mine, discovered
26 years ago on the Hope plateau. Mr.
Stevenson has had some splendid assays
from this mine and he expects it will
fully bear o"ut all his expectations as de-
lopment goes on.
POPULAR CANDIDATE.
W. A. Nclean Develops Support and
Sympathy in Unsuspected
Quarters.
W. A. McLean, the Liberal candidate
for the riding of Similkameen, accompanied by L. H. Patten, Fairview, were
in town the early part of the week and
were very agreeably surprised with the
number of Liberals they met. They had
heard that Princeton was Tory to the
core but of the truth of that report they
utterly deny. Having made a personal
canvas of this division Mr. McLean feels
at liberty to say that there is no ground
for claiming it as Conservative in any
sense of the word.
Because of the Liberal railway policy
in constructing another transcontinental
railway in competition with the present
monopoly new adherents are coming under the Liberal fold ; and, again the pronounced stand of Liberals in the provincial legislature for political purity has
won the party many supporters.
The various administrations for the
past twenty years were Conservative in
influence and tradition in provincial politics and the people are now ripe and
ready for a change. For these reasons
and many others that space will not permit of the Liberals have everything to
favor them in this campaign.
The Game Laws.
Open Seasons.—September 1st to December 14th.—Deer, buck or doe ; mountain goat, mountain sheep (ram).
September ist to December 31st.—Elk,
caribou, wapita (bull); grouse of all
kinds, including prairie chickens; hare ;
moose (bull).
September ist to February 28th.—Bittern ; duck of all kinds ; heron, meadow
November 2nd to March 31st.—Beaver,
land otter, marten.
It is unlawful to shoot or destroy at
any time : Birds living on noxious insects ; English blackbirds; caribou cow
calf; chaffinch; deer fawn under
twelve months; elk, wapita, cow or calf
under two years ; gull, linet; moose,
or calf under twelve months ; mountain sheep, ewe or lamb ; English partridges ; pheasant, cock or hen, except as
herein provided ; quail, all kinds ; robins
(fanners only may shoot these in gardens
between June ist and September ist);
skylark, thrush.
It is unlawful to buy, sell or expose for
sale, show or advertisement, caribou,
hare, bull or moose, mountain goat,
mountain ram, before October ist; deer,
before September ist; nor any of the
above-named   animals   or   birds  at any
tne, except  duck  blue  grouse,  heron
id plover, during the open season.
Owing to pressure of political matter
much local information has been laid
over. From now until- the end of the
campaign the Star will be largely occupied with political news.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
September 19, 1903
The Similkameen Star
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. B. Howse, Manager.
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A. E. HOWSE.
election and the date of the opening
of the House lies in the fact that
the Government have on foot a new
railway deal which they are anxious
to push through as rapidly as possible. It is stated that in return
for the concessions given to the
railway people, they will provide
the necessary funds for the Conservative campain. That there is some
ulterior motive behing these sudden
changes there can be no question
and the flimsy explanations offered
extenuation by the Premier only
serve to strengthen what is more
than a mere suspicion."
THE   LIBERAL  MANIFESTO.
The liberal manifesto and platform which is published in full in
this issue has a full exposition and
criticism by the Kamloops Sentinel
which is well worthy attention.
" The first plank of the Liberal
platform refers to a subject which,
though not a live issue just now,
was so when the platform was
adopted In this matter the rights
of the people have been substantially secured by the efforts of a
handful of Liberal members who
holding the balance of power during the session of 1902, compelled
an unwilling administration to pass
the present Redistribution Act.
The Vancouver News-Advertiser
tries to make it appear that the date
was changed from October 31st to
October 3rd because the work of the
courts of revision had been lighter
and more quickly disposed of than
he anticipated. The nearer truth
is perhaps found in the inspired
dispatch sent out from Victoria to
the News-Advertiser in which in
- referring to the change of date it is
said, "this comes as a great surprise
to the Liberals who had not anticipated any such change." The inference therefore is that it occasioned no surprise to the Conservatives
who had been forewarned that such
a change was to be made. One
good effect of the change will be
that the country will be all the
sooner rid of the stop-gap government. The people will pass judgment on Oct. 3rd and on Nov. 26th,
the sentence will be carried out and
the McBride government will" be
placed among the "has-beens."
For not only has the date of election
heen altered but the proclamation
calling the Legislature for January
26th has been annulled and the
House will assemble two months
earlier, Nov. 26th.
The Premier has stated no valid
reason for holding a second session
of the legislature this year, putting
the country to considerable expense.
The sessional indemnity of members alone will amount to $33,600,
and* this covers only one item of the
expense entailed by a session of the
Assembly. There is reason to believe, however, that one real reason
for the changes both in the date of
NOTICE.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
licence to prospect for coal on the following
rscribed lands:
Joining J. A. Mohr's claim on the north. Compost on the S W corner thence run-
CHURCH NOTICE.
Regular weekly religious services in the scho<
Sunday school at 6:30 p.m.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a licence to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Situate and Joining G. S. Mohr's claim on the
north.   Commencing at a post on the S E corner
Located Sept. 10th
nitial post, in all, 640 acres.
J, H. Mohr, Locaor.
J. A. Mohr, Agt.
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NOTICE
THIRTY days from dal
the Chief Com missioi
ked A. E. Howse'i
mencing at a post marked A. E
:orner of section 36, township 91,
 ains north, 80 chains west, back to post,
all 640 acres. A. E. Howse, Locator,
jffij   H. W. Elliott, Agent,
ted Nicola Lake, Aug. ji, 1903.
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
described lands:—
ill 640 a<
Dated Nicola Lake,
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to tht
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
license to prospect for coal on the following
id containing 640 acres.
E. O'Rourke, Locator,
H. W. Elliott, Agent.  ,
icola Lake, Aug. 12, 1903.
NOTICE.
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug
NOTICE.
ITY days from date I intend to apply t
ie Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work
icense tc prospect for coal on the followin;
Dated Nicola Lake, i
9t back to post, in all
, A. Howse, Locator,
I. W. Elliott, Agent.
NOTICE.
se to prospect for coal o
ribed lands :—
mraencing at  a   post  marked Louis Quit
's S.E. corner, adjoining T. Graham's sectio
lencement, and containing 640 a<
ess. Louis Qotnville, L
J. E Shivels, Agen
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 4,1903.
NOTICE.
apply to
following
to prospectfor
mencing at a post marked H.
orner, situated at the N.W. e
, township 91, district of Yale,
running 80 chains n
tins south, 80 chains w<
ment, containing 640 acres.
H. W. Elliott, Locator.
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 5,1903.
s north, 80 chain
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after dale I intend tc
the Chief Commissioner of Lands a
for a license to prospect for coal on the
described lands :—
Commencing at a post marked J.
S.E. corner, situated at the N.E. cor
tion 35, township qi, district of Yale,
And running 80 chains north, 80 ch
80 chains south, 80 chains east to poi
mencement, containing 640 acres.
Dated Nicola Lake, August 5,1903.
apply to
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
described lands :—
Commencing at a post marked W. C. Nichol's
N.W corner of section 34, township 91, district of
Yale,
north 80 chains, west 80 chains to point of con
W. C. Nichol, Locator,
H. W. Elliott, Agent.
Dated Nicola Lake, August 12,1903.
Subscribe for the. Star, only $'.
per annum.
NOTICE.
or a license to prospect for coal on the following
Commencing at a post marked Geo. R. Philp's
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains east,
o chains south, 80 chains west, back to post,iin
ill 640 acres.
Geo. R. Philp, Locator,
H. W. Elliott, Agent.
Dated Nicola Lake, August 12,1903.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply t<
the Chief Commissionar of Lands and Work!
described Ian
Commencing at
N.E. corner sectioi
arked E. P. Davis's
d Nicola Lake, *
E. P. Davis,' Locator,
W. Elliott, Agent.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply to tl
1    Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Wort
ipect for coal on the folio?
ig described lands:
ning north 80 chains, west 80 chains,
ains, east 80 chains to poiut of com-
t, containing £40 acres.
L. R. Buscombe, Locator,
H. W. Elliott, Agent.
NOTICE.
r of Lands and  Works
I.E. corner, adjoining Geo. Philp's section on I
And running north 80 chains, west 80 chai
outh 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of co
D. G. Marshall, Locatoi
H. W. Elliott, Agent.
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 12,1903.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply tc
» the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Worke
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
Commencing at a post marked R. Quinville'i
N.E. corner of section 28, township 91, district ol
outh S
it of cc
aining64o s
J. E. Shivels,'Agent.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I
Chief Commissioner ol
:t for coal on
Commencing at a post marked G
S.E. corner, adjoining L. Quinvil
the north,
And running 80 chains north, 8
80 chains south, 80 chains east to
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend toappiyto
1 the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work*
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
3 west, back to post, c
Geo. I. Wilson, Locator,
H. W. Elliott, Agent.
fa Lake, August 12th, 1903.
NOTICE.
Humbolt Mineral Claim, situate in the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale District.
Where located — On Copper Mountain,
about 600 feet south of the Helen Gardner
Take Notice that we, William Alfred Cooper
and Alfred Joseph Cooper, Free Miners' Certificates B54742 and B54743 respectively, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder  for  a Certificate of Improve-
Grant of tl
ie commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Ir_r.   .
Dated this Thirteenth day of May, A.D. 1003.
• WILLIAM ALFRED COOPER.
ALFRED JOSEPH COOPER.
Dissolution of Partnership
:rsigned, as hotelkeeper	
ty, in the Similkameen Riding, has bf
lived by mutual consent.
Sated at Hedley City, Aug. 10,1903.
N. huston;
w. .*. mclean.
 September 19, i9°3-
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    S|TAR
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
J. Budd and Howard Aldous
who had started for the coast with
a bunch of horses, owing to a mishap at Nine-Mile, where one of
the horses was crippled were delayed in their journey for a day or
two.
The recent heavy rains caused
the Similkameen to rise rapidly
carrying away a lot of logs belonging to Tillman's saw mill located
near Hedley.
The roads between Princeton and
Hedley are in a bad state of repair
and ought to be attended to before
an accident occurs.
W. Lowe started with a fine
drove of oeef cattle for Greenwood.
Tom Hunter and wife, of Nicola
Lake, came in on Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Gibson, Mrs.
Chas. Richter and Miss Gibson left
for the coast Thursday, going via.
the Hope trail.
Messrs. Stevenson, Gwin and
Walmsley returned the middle of
week from Twenty-Mile creek.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., is surveying the Ada B.  Mineral  claim
Copper mountain this week.
The V. 'F. M. & D. Co. have
moved their coal drill to a point on
the Similkameen river about
and a half miles north of Ashnola
where they will sink  another hole,
F. W. GROVES,
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON. ||j   -     B. C.
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FRANKLIN STAHP WORKS,
Vancouver, B. C.
Dissolution of Partnership
lVTOTICs; is hereby given that the partnei
1,1 heretofore subsisting between us, the
dersigned, as hotelkeepers in the town of H<
city, in the Similkameen Riding, has beer
Dated at Hedley City, Aug. 10,1903..
Subscribe for the Star, only $2
per annum.
NOTICE.
days after date I intend to apply to
:e to prospect for coal on the following
cing at a post marked J. A. Mohr's
iost, in all 640 acres.
Located 8th September, 19
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To McNeil,  Barry  and   Clabon, of  Rossland,
B.C.
Take notice that after the  publication  hereof
:ish Columbia,
in^yourintei
ingDivi
of Yale
tth all   c
 shall be-
...    ir Hugh Kennedy, of
:eion, rrec miner, who   has  made   the re
e amount due by you in respect of said min-
HUGH "™-
nceton, Aug. 8,1903.
NOTICE.
it for Arthur E. Thomas, free miner's c
er's certificate No. B72024, intend, sixtj
1 the date hereof, to apply to the Minii
er for a certificate of improvements, f
pose of obtaining a Crown grant of the
id further take notice that action, und.
37, must be commenced before the iss
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after d
Chief Commissio
foralieensetoprospe
described lands, situa
of D. D. Mclnnes's rai
Commencing at a pe
chains, south 80 chai
80 chains, back!
located Aug. 2
D. M. FRENCH,
inch's coal locat
of D. M. French's coal claim a
eighty chains, south eighty chaii
:hains, north eighty chains, back
C. O. FRENCH, Agent
L.L.French's  coal  claim, and running L	
eighty chains, east eighty chains, north eighty
chains, west eighty chains, back to post, in all
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i Hedley City Stored
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J. A. SCHUBERT.
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B.C. Agents for the Canadian Steel and Wire
Co., Field Fence—-Prices on application
VANCOUVER, B. C.
MURALO WALL FINISH.
This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its durability, pretty^tints, and the easy mode of mix-
ing and applying. Put up in 23 beautiful
shades and white. Ask your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
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 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
September 19, 1903
Oriental Labor.
Editor Star—Sir: We see by the
Daily News-Advertiser, Vancouver, of
Sept. 2, that at an important meeting of
the British Columbia executive council
a minute was passed recommending the
dominion authorities that no Asiatics be
employed on the construction of the
Grand Trunk Pacific railroad ; we believe
in the above minute as sound.
But all good housekeepers clean their
own houses first before they criticize or
dictate to that of their neighbors.
We have here in Princeton a market
garden run by a government official with
this same Asiatic labor and the products
of the said garden thrown upon the
market, which is certainly not to the
benefit of our settlers, small farmers, or
laborers.
Are we settlers to be dragged down to
compete against this coolie labor, elong
with our-families? If this was perpetrated in a Union Labor camp, the said
government official would be boycotted
with his Chinese garden truck. (Consistency, thou art a jewel!) If Editor
Carter Cotton would explain this to the
electors of Richmond district, where he
date, it would be more to the mark.
We trust that the Hon. R. F. Green,
Minister of Mines of Slocan, is not a
Chinese lover and that he will look into
this. If not, the electors will on the 3rd
of October.
We do not wish to throw mud or brick
bats at our neighbors, but public officials
and public questions must and will be
discussed during this political campaign.
So take your medicine, and make no
" rye " faces. BaixoT Box.
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.
A sitting of  the County Court of Yale
will be held at Princeton on Monday,
October 12th, 1903, at 10 o'clock, a.m.
By Order,
HUGH HUNTER,
Registrar County Court.
Princeton, July 28th, 1903.
R* H* ROGERS
M.A., B.C.I,.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
Hedley, B.C.
Alaoat FAIRVIEW, B.C.
Just Qpeoed
COMMERCIAL
HOTEL
firsi Class Dining Room
Hedley
City
Newly Fitted
Good Beds
..No Chinese Employed...
JWBEST BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERSjpgf
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
DRIARD HOTEL
NICOLA LAKE
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.
The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, LiquorsandCigars.
TELEPHONE- BATH.
Headquarters ifor Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
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OF ALL
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Hotel * Jackson
>~w^The Leading Hotek~w^
This   Hotel,   having
passed into new manage= >
ment, will be found  first ?
class   in    every   depart= >
ment.       ** *^ <
Hot and Cold Water I
Baths.     «"* ** )
Good Stables
Hotel - Jackson
I Princeton, B*C.
 September 19, 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    SJT A R
LIBERAL PLATFORM
12 Sound Planks Upon Which Liberals Will Rally for Victory.
The Liberal platform, as adopted at the
Provincial Liberal  Convention held al
Vancouver, is as follows:
1. The immediate redistribution of the
constituencies of the   province  on
basis of population, but allowing a smaller
. unit of population per seat for the outlying districts.
2. Government ownership, Domini
provincial and municipal, of public
vices of utilities is sound and should be
carried out in British Columbia.
3. Should it be advisable at any ti
to grant aid to a railway company such
shall be in cash and not in land an
bonus of any kind shall be given \
out definite and effective means being
taken to safeguard the interests of the
province in the management of the i
control of the freight and passenger rates
and provision made against such railway
having any liability against it except for
actual cost.
4. Immediate construction of the Coast-
Kooteuay railway, the Cariboo railway,
the extension of the island railway, s
lailway from Alberni to a point on the
east coast of the island, a road in the
northern part of the province from the
coast to the eastern boundary with an
extension to the northern boundary, the
railway from Vernon to Midway by north
fork of Kettle river, with necessary
branch lines, ferries and connections.
5. The enforcement of the act now
force compelling the scaling of logs by
government scalers.
6. That such legislation should be
enacted as will result in making the
lands included in the various dyking
areas available for cultivation as quickly
as possible and secure prompt paym
of assessments when due.
7. That the government should keep
in touch with the conditions in connec
tion with mining, protecting said industry against combines and trusts and if
necessary for the purpose build and operate smelters and refineries. No reasonable change should be made in the mining laws without full notice to all parties
interested,  giving   full   opportunity for
disc
andc
8. As the province can only ad
by the settlement within its borders of
thrifty and prosperous citizens, a
Orientals never become citizens ii
proper sense of the word, we declare it
to be the duty of the government to discourage Oriental immigration and employment by every means within its
power, and we appeal to our fellow Liberals throughout the Dominion to aid us
in our efforts to protect ourselves against
the ruinous competition of men having a
standard of decency and comfort immensely below that of civilized people,
and who shirk every duty and obligation of citizenship which the law will
allow them to escape.
9. The government ought to prevent
the waste and suffering caused by strikes
and lockouts, and an earnest effort ought
to be made to provide some means of
preventing such strikes and lockouts, and
we approve the adoption of compulsory
arbitration.
10. The fiscal system of the province
is in need of revision. Taxation should
bear upon privilege rather than upon industry, and no addition should be made
to the debt of the province except for
public works properly chargeable to capital.
11. The retaining of the resources of
the province as an asset for the benefit of
the people and taking effective measures
to prevent the alienation of the public
domain except to actual, bona fide business or industrial purposes, putting an
end to the practice of speculation in connection with the same.
12. The construction and maintenance
of roads throughout the province to aid
in the development of the mining and
agricultural districts.
R* H* ROGERS
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc*
Hedley, B.C.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C.
FOR SALE*
Rough Lumber now at Sunset Camp, Coppei
fountain.   For particulars apply to
R. A. BROWN, Grand Forks,
NOTICE.
JOTICE is hereby given that sixty days aft<
~ date I intend to apply to the Chief Commii
oner of Lands and Works  for  permission t
S 01A.E.Hows
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given "that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commis-
marked F.A.H's S.W.
Nicola, Aug. 7,1903.
Fred. A. Howse.
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Straight
Party
Lines
WE ARE EXCLUSIVELY
SHOEMAKERS
AND CAN GUARANTEE
Style, Comfort and Durability
IN FOOTWEAR
MANUFACTURED
BY US.
^AMES
HOLDEN
Company
OP MONTREAL, LTD.
VANCOUVER  B.C.
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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,
HUGH HUNTER,
Registrar County Court.
Princeton, July 28th, 1903.
TUCIffTTS
Myrtle
Navy
Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada
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For   Connoisseurs   Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
R.P.WTHET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA, B. Ii
Sole Agents*
The
Leading
store
in
Princeton
A
Good
Thing
Deserves Helping along
Especially when its Money
in Your Pocket to do so.
We have placed several
Lines on our Bargain
Counter and put Prices
on them that will Cer=
tainly Make Them Go
Quickly.
Take a look at These
Snaps.
THE
4.E
HOWSE
COY
LIMITED
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
September 19, 19c
-: PRINCETON!:
British Columbia
M.                     m
Lots for
• • • 4amJ €2LW\m< • • •
PRESENT PRICES OF
L0T5
From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot.^^
Size of Lots 50x100
Ft and 33x100 Ft.
Terms:   1-3 Cash;
BaL 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent, per annum. <£
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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
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Send for Map and Price List to jjji *& <& *£ *&
ERNEST  WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.

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