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 Mineral Products of the Similkameen and Nicola Districts are Gold, Platinum, Silver, Copper, Lead, Iron and Coal.
Twice-a-Week Mail; Agricultural and Timber Lands; Water Power; Splendid Fishing; All Kinds of Game; J44 Miles to Vancouver.
Vol. i v.   No. 20.
$2 a Year.
Railway, Telegraph and  Telephone
Lines Prom Spence's Bridge.
As will be observed on the second page
of the Star notice is given of application to the provincial legislature for an-
act to incorporate a company to construct
a railway, telegraph and telephone lines
from Spence's Bridge to Princeton, to all
of which the long-suffering people of
Nicola and Similkameen will say a hearty
Amen ! It has been the burden of many
a long and sincere prayer for years that
there might be a railway and a telegraph
or telephone lines built into these districts without unnecessary delay. But
the rivalry of railway corporations and
the inertia of governments stayed a 1
effort to secure these necessary helps to.
our progress.
At nearly every round of the moo
late years there have been the inevitable
cries in the newspapers: "A Railway
Coming at Last," "Jim Hill to Build at
Once," "C.P.R. Getting Ready," &c.
These cries of "wolf" when there was
none have provoked all kinds of derision.
Nothing now will appease or affright the
people but actual construction—that
alone can allay the agonizing suspeni
which they have been subjected.
Of course it is a far cry from the initial
advertisement for an act of incorporation
to the completion of a railway and telegraph or telephone lines. However, there
is a gleam of hope, dim as it is, that one
can only wish it will turn into a glaring
realization at an early date.
Of one thing there is a certainty : No
railway cohTd~be built under more favorable natural conditions for tofinage and
dividend-paying traffic generally than the
proposed line from Spence's B idge to
Princeton and Copper mountain and
south-easterly to Midway. The line
as proposed passes through a country that
runs the gamut of nearly everything in
coal and metal mining, besides containing some fine grazing and arable lands.
What more could be desired for a profit-
producing railway line? The "mineral is
here and capital will be on the spot to
raise it as soon as the road is an assured
; The applicants for this act of incorporation as well as those subscribing capital
to the enterprise later on will have every
assistance possible • given them by the
people and their representatives, Messrs.
Henderson and Shatford, providing they
are bona fide and not a bunch of charter
peddlers. ^
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 withdrawa !
A. H. SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B. C.
A Paith That Works.
J. E. Bate of Aspen Grove was in town
Wednesday doing business and renewing the acquaintance of old tillicums. He
was among the first to locate mineral
claims on Copper mountain and speaks
in an unmistakable tone of optimism regarding the future of that.camp. He has
encouraging words for the future of
Princeton and vicinity. In reply to a
query regarding Aspen Grove he said that
the best proofs of that camp's intrinsic
worth in mineral lie in the fact that investors are satisfied and experts are unanimous in their- opinions as to the great
wealth and extent of the mines—faith
and works of the good old scriptural sort
have gone hand-in-hand in the Grove
and thus the work of development goes
quietly on. Mr. Bate abhors anything
that savors of newspaper inflation
boosting of a mine however valuable it
may be, preferring rather to let the
do its own "talking." He has. large
terests at Aspen Grove and is patiently
waiting for the railroad.
Money Wanted For Roads.
Gordon Mnrdoch returned from Vancouver last Friday night by way of the
Hope trail, He states that the trail i
very much in need of repairs and that the
road from Hope to Chilliwack is almost
impassable; in one place a bridge was
washed out which not only delayed but
entailed no little danger in crossing
a scow. Mr. Murdoch saw railroad c<
struction going on between Westminster
and Vancouver for the Great Northern,
which has had to find another entrance
into Vancouver at the head of False
creek. There is a great amount of building going on in Vancouver and a lot of I
Similkameenites are on the ground to
help. Mr. Murdoch was successful in
having his claim recognized by the government on a tract of land covered with
scrip by Mr. Bertois of Cascade City.
Past and Present.
A geography published 25 years ago in
the United States gives this information
regarding the vast Canadian Northwest:
'.'Therefimate is so severe in the Northwest that the country must forever remain a desolate waste." Last year this
"desolate waste" produced 100,000,000
bushels of the finest grain in the world.
What will the harvest be in the next 25
Postoffice Department Surplus.
Sir William Mulock announced in the
House of Commons at Ottawa that the
Postoffice department closed the year
with a surplus of $292,702 over all expenses, including the Yukon. This was
the first time in the history of the department that this had been done. Excluding the Yukon there would be a surplus of 1395,361. The Yukon deficit was
Brief News Notes and Personal Mention of People Passing.,
Hester Maud, aged 2 years, only daughr
ter of C. A. R. Lambly, Fairview, died
on the 19th inst. at the Jubilee hospita ,
William Forbes of Keremeos returned
last week from the New Westminster
fair. While there he was married to Mrs
Johnston, daughter of L. A. Clark, ofl
Green mountain. The Star and many
friends throughout the Similkameen join
in profound congratulations.
Wm. Knight, miner, prospector and
virtuoso, left for that Mecca of so many
Princetonians, Hedley, on Sunday last.
Surveyors on D. Black's townsite near
Olalla have finished   laying   it   out
blocks.   The lots   will  be. put on tl
market soon.
H. Webb returned from a business vii
to Hedley on Friday.
I   J_ Bc-FIeming, Methodist missionary,
-preached in the school house here last
Sunday.   He endeavored to hold service
at Granite creek but could not procure
suitable place.   He preached   from the
beatitudes as expounded by Jesus in
Sermon on the Mount;and was attentively
listened to.   Mr. Pleming   will preach
once a month here until further notice.
In the course of the winter he intends
giving lectures on "Socialism" at Hedley
and Princeton.   Mr. Pleming has been
fifteen years a. missionary and is u
Negotiations are still in progress for the
twice-a-week mail between Princeton and
Penticton. There is a vague rumor that
mail from here via Nicola will be discontinued when the other service is installed.
R. L. Cawston, one of the pioneers ofl
the Similkameen, has sold out his land
interests, known as "brushy bottoms," to
an English syndicate for $10,000. It is
stated this fertile land will be divided
into 10-acre holdings and sold. Mr.
Cawston has gone with his famil y to
Guelph, Ont., where he will manage a
large estate.
Frank Bailey leaves today for Hedley
and expects to be absent for the winter.
In company with Thos. Rabbitt he located five free-milling gold quartz claims.
Oases on the Desert of Life.
Owing to the dispersion of the D.D's a
new organization with the lyrical name
"Jolly Glee Club," is to be formed. Any
person desirous of helping should attend
weekly rehearsals in the school house on
Friday nights. These entertainments are
to be of a social nature and void of all
that is not stimulative of friendship and
innocent amusement as well as developing any latent talent there may be for
music. To the lonely bachelor these
social meetings will be as oases on the
desert of life and thus reduce his cares
and peplexities to a minimum.
Don't Know Provincial Geography,
^Illustrative of the crass ignorance
stupidity of some editors and reportei
fortunately few in this province,
couver newspaper under a "swell" head
locates Copper mountain at Hedley City
and the Nickel Plate mine on top of it.
As everyone knows who makes any pretensions of an acquaintance with the
Similkameen,and it is known world-wide,
there is only one Copper mountain. It is
almost in the suburbs of Princeton and
lies westerly from it, whereas the Nickel
Plate is 35 miles from Copper mountain
and easterly from Princeton. If the
offender makes any more "breaks" like
that the Star will be obliged to name it
and thus hold  it up for public "execu-
" Friend After Friend Departs."
A going-away party was given by Mr.
and Mrs. Bell on Tuesday evening at
their residence, Vermilion avenue, in
testimony of their regard and that of
friends present for . Mr. Hickling of the
V.F.M.D. Co., who left Princeton on
Thursday. Amusing games, fortune-
telling and reminiscence whirled away
the swiftly-sped hours. Mr. Hickling is
cosmopolitan in view and travel, his
various interests calling him frequently
to the Old and New Worlds. Princeton
becomes more and more enhancing to
him at each successive visit and he certainly has faith in its future as the large
amount of his investments in real estate,
coal and other minerals would seem to
indicate. By his urbanity of manner
Mr. Hickling made many warm personal
friends here who are loth to part with
Lost Horse But Saved Wife.
W. Palmer and wife of Keremeos had
a narrow escape from drowning last week
while fording the Similkameen river to
their ranch in a two-horse buggy. In
the middle of the river one of the horses
baulked and laid down. They began to
drift down into deep water when Mr.
Palmer cut the tugs and with his wife he
swam for the shore which he reached
in safety; The horses drifted into shallow water which enabled him to save one
of the horses and the bijggy though badly
broken but the other was drowned.
'   Still an Invalid.
Driver Small, injured some time ago
in the stage accident, is recovering very
slowly his injuries being far more serious
than at first anticipated. He is able now
to sit up but the torn muscles resulting
from shoulder dislocation and terrific
bruises cause great pain no matter what
his posture may be-. It appears, that two
wheels of the coach passed over him ffiall
length as he lay stunned from the stalking- feet of the horses. It is feared that
the nervous shock, sustained wilLhavfeai-
serious mental effect upon: tile unfortunate sufferer..
October 31, 1903
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
— Princeton, B. C—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. B. Howse, Manager.
Advertising ral
Legal notices i
urnishedon appllcatl
All cheques to be made payable to
The name Chamberlain, like that
of Cobden in his day, is perhaps
I more common to men throughout
1 the British empire than that of any
other. •Whatever effects the artisan's dinner-pail in any country is
sure to be hotly discussed and the
Hon. Mr. Chamberlain has surely
taken for his theme of Protection
a subject around which many a
wordy battle has been fought and
even open violation of law and
order committed. That the honorable gentleman has met a host
with whom he had not fully reckoned is evident from the desertion
of some of his political friends and
former admirers.
Over half a century ago, Cobden,
styled "The Apostle of Free Trade,"
proclaimed the gospel of Free Trade
with such persuasive power that
the United Kingdom became an out
and out free trade country ; today
Chamberlain, who may not inaptly
be described as the Prophet of Protection, is the very antithesis of
Cobden in method and doctrine
and bids fair to modify, if not revolutionize the practice of free trade,
in the Old Country. Chamberlain
made a fortune screw-making, Cobden, a poor warehouse laborer at
first, for his successful work in the
repeal of the corn laws and cheaper
focd, was presented with a fortune
of a quarter of a million dollars
by a grateful people — Cobden
preached and expounded free trade
until it became a monument of actuality making for him an unique
fame on the page of history that
time will scarcely efface. Here,
then, in brief, is the career of each
of these champions—one a wealthy
manufacturer, the other a laborer.
As in England so in Canada and
the United States the propaganda
•of Protection is and was preached
by the monopolist, manufacturers
-and the wealthy class generally, as
if, by some means, the rich may
be made richer and the poor poorer.
For, Protection narrows competition, centralizes wealth and is thus
the mother of those all-absorbing
trusts with which the high-protected
United States is particulary afflicted
and for the control of which the 1
wits of statesmen are taxed to their
utmost. Free trade is more in c
sonance with the laws of God and
just man inasmuch as it tends to
that brotherhood and friendship between nations which are the outcome of social free intercourse and
unfettered trade.
Canada's trade with the mother
country under a 33^ per cent, preferential tariff has leaped from $29,-
412,000 in 1897 to nearly $60,000,-
000 in 1903. Those figures and the
preferential policy ought to be proof
enough of filial duty and affection
for the parent, but Mr. Chamberlain in his Glasgow speech said,
regarding the colonies: " They
" would reserve to us the trade we
" already enjoy ; also arrange their
'' trade in the furure in order not to
" start industries in competition
" with those already in existence
" in the mother country." This is
protection in its true light of abolishing competition—the one thing
essential in commerce, in the professions of literature, in invention
or any of the various avocations of
life if advancement is to be made.
Viewed from this side of the Atlantic and from the Similkameen in
particular the question of protection
vs. free food in England is one that
might well be decided in favor of
the poor breadwinner rather than
the rich manufacturer. The people of the Similkameen know to
their sorrow the meaning of protection. The C.P.R., nursed and
cradled in protection, has fought off
all competition for a railway from
the coast to Kootenay and the
Birmingham screwmaker because of
his protective ideas would put the
screws" to all consumers. Mr.
Chamberlain has engaged two missionaries and Conservative high
priests, Sir Charles Tupper and G.
E. Foster, Canadians, to spread the
gospel of protection in the British
Isles. Both were defeated at the
last Dominion elections. The Star
would remind Mr. Chamberlain
that there are a lot of men like the
two named which he can have for
the asking providing he will not
allow them to escape from custody.
Not wishing to further embarrass
the honorable gentleman with his
great protective "propergander,"
reserve is made for a future issue of
the Star in which to consider the
financial aspect of protection and
e protectionists.
Notice is hereby given that
jade to the Legislative As
ibly of the Pro-
an Act to incorporate a Company to
railway and telegraph and telephone uu= u,a
the following route : Commencing at a point at
or near Spence's Bridge, on the Canadian Pacific
Ralrmry,"tnince in a south-easterlyJ "dlftcttoStS
Nicola, thence to Aspen Grove, thence southerly
to Otter Flat, thence southeasterly by way of
Granite creek and Princeton following generally the course of the Similkameen river, to a
 'at or  near the International Boundary,
r at Osoyoos lake or Midway, with power to
ruct a branch from Princeton to Copper
r, Oct. I
Subscribe for the Star, only $2
per annum.
Morning Star and Blue Bell mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division oi
Yale district.  Where located: Summit camp.
Take notice that Alexander D. Ross, free miner's certificate No. B72016, intends, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recc
nprovements for the pui
grant of the
the purpose
—htificate of Improvi	
d this 36th day of September, A.D. 1903.
Alex. D. Ross.
And further take n
. nineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located: Kelly creek. > I It 1
Take notice that Alexander D. Ross, free	
er'8 certificate No. B72016, intends, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Re
corder for a Certificate of Improvements, for th
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the abov
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuanc
of such Certificate of Improvements,   r y I
Dated this 26th day of September, A.D. 1903.
Alex. D. Ross.
Dissolution of Partnership
The partnership heretofore existing and kne
as Thynne & DeBarro is this day dissolved,
accounts are made payable to mp at nttrr 1
Dated Otter Flat, Sept. 29th, 1903.
. -ospect for coal on the followi]
described lands:
Commencing at a  stake (situate, lying ai
being about fifty chains south from the TuL
meen river and on east bank of Cedar creek, in
Similkameen division of Yale district) markei'
S. Jackson, Locator.
And runt
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Landsand Works
- "mse to prospect for coal on the following
W. C. Lys
Ing at a stake marked N.E. cornel
ing south So chains, along the wes
siae 01 a. o. Jackson's coal claim, west 80 chains
north 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of com
Dated Otter Flat, Oct.
J. H. Jacks
Similkameen mineral claim, situate in the Sim
Where located: On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves,, free miner'
certificate No. 872044 acting for myself and Johi
McLean, free miner's certificate No. B61810, in
tend sixty days from the date hereof, to abply ti
Queen Alexandria and Marquis of Lome mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.   Where located:
Copper mountain.
■Take notice that I, Robert Stevenson, agent for
No. B79660, 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
:h certificate of improi
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Landsand Work- *--
nseto prospect for coal on the  folloi
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to the
, J Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a licence to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Joining J. A. Mohr's claim on the north. Com-
ning north 80 chains thence east 80 chains;
thence south 80 chains; thence west 80 chains
" ack to initial post, in all about 640 acres.
C. G. Mohr, Locator,
J. A. Mohr, Agt.
Located Sept. 10th 1903..
described lands:
to prospect for cos
ig G. S. 1
i: thence
 1.   Comi
thence running west 80 chains
thence east 80 chain
ck to initial post, in all, 640 acres
J, H. Mohr, Locao;
J. A. Mohr, Agt.
Sept. 10th 1903.
described as follows: comme
marked F.A.H's S.W. cornet
chains, thence east 80 chain:
chains, thence west 80 chains t
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
* ^ date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 640 acres of mountain pasture land,
described as follows: commencing at a post
marked F.A.H's S.W. corner, thence north 80
chains, thence west 80 chains to initial: post.
Nicola, Aug. 7,1903.
igat the N.W. corner post of Prince-
, situated about a half mile from
ig 80 chains west, 80 chains south, 80
o chains north, to point of starting,
' W. MARTIN. Locator.
>eton, October 8,1903.
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
ill 640 acres.
Dated Prii
described lands :—
ess.    To be  known  as  the  J. a. Gibson co
laim. W. C. McLean, Locator,
Dated Princeton, Sept. 29,1903.
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
Largest Sale in Canada <
 October 31, 1903.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S , E. Waterman
and J. McFarlane have returned from a
surveying trip up the'Similkameen river.
J. Macdonald of Gfrand Forks is in
town on a business mission.
F. P. Cook went to the coast on Tuesday via Hope mountains.
Bear steaks, tender and juicy, are on
the bills of fare now.
I ^Sanson French and Pete Johnson returned Thursday from their "wild goose
chase." They did not even see the feather of a goose, from which fact they predict a late winter. Geese have not yet
begun to move southward.
T. J. Gorman of Keremeos was in town
Wednesday on a business visit.
Olalla Man Had Bilious Attack.
Editor Star—Sir : I saw in your very
creditable paper of the i7th'rhsL&iat af
number of inquiries regarding Olalla have
been received at your office from the
United States. You may tell them that
we are thriving and all are well except
"Tonald." He and the hifalutin' mining man made a trip to Princeton during
the recent elections. On their way they
had a series of campaign suppers which
caused a bilious attack that made "Ton-
aid" so nervous that in judging the hogs
in the booth at Princeton he put the first
prize tag on the wrong swine. Tell our
inquiring American friends that "Swift-
water Bill" is out staking claims and
that if his axe and the timber hold out
he will keep the number up to the old
mark ; tell them not to be uneasy as we
are destined to be a great people. Thanking you for acting as a friend to us and
our American friends, I remain
Yours truly,
Olalla, Oct. 26.
at a post marked V.F.M. & D. Co., S.W. corner,
thence due east to the wesl bank of the Similkameen river, thence along west bank of Similka-
1    the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work*
for a license to prospect for coal on thlftflo'
described lands:
Bromley^SJEJ. comer,"l^LuUm/sou
chains, thence west no chains!thence nor    ,_
chains, thence east no chains to the place of
:e that I, Sydney I
56324, James Snowden, free miner's certific
No. B72028 and Sydney R. Almond, free min<
certificate No. B74427, intend, sixty.daya 'from
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
obtaining a crown grant of trie above claim.
And further take notice that action, under i
M.A., B.C.I,.
Hedley, B.C.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C.
north, back to
French's coal claim 1
hains, south eighty cha
Commencing a
,. L, French's  c
a post about 3 miles north of
. claim, and running south
eighty chains, north eighty
r's certificate No. B72023, for myself and as
t for Arthur E. Thomas, free miner's certifi-
No. B72022, and William H. Thomas, free
r's certificate No. B72024, intend, sixty days
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Re-
Clothing, Top Shirts and
A Strong
Manitoba Hard Wheat
and the Lake of the
Woods   Milling  Co'y,
Combine to produce the finest grade
of flour on the market.
Try Best Patent Brand.
JAS. J. LOUTIT,   Agent,
Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
Subscribe for the  Star, only $2
per annum.
Hedley City Stored
A Complete New Stock ol General flerchan=
dise always on hand,
Groceries, Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes; also
Builder's  Supplies, Shingles, Door?, Windows, Paints, Wall
Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill  Steel,
Harness and Saddlery.
Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
Wood, Vallance & Leggat, Ltd.,
Miners9, Logging m\ in supplies
B.C Agents for the Canadian Steel and Wire
Co*, Field Fence—=Prices on application
This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its dura=
bility, prettyitints, and the easy mode of mix=
ing and applying. Put up in 23 beautiful
shades and white. Ask your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
McLENNAN, McFEELY & Co., Ltd.,
Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
The Vancouver Breweries, lid.
Cascade Beer
Ginger Beer
£& Alexandra Stout
a* Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all thefirst=
class Hotels, Liquor Stores andjSaljIonsV
The Amalgamated       fc.Wl$i
If you want First Class RMfwear
Insist upon . -   -.   -   =   =   =   \
J. D.   KING  CO'S
Nothing equals them for Style, Fit, Finish and Wear,
riaple Leaf and King Quality Rubbers.
Vancouver, B. C. J. LECKIE CO., Limited.
 Rossland's Fay Roll.
The September pay roll at the Rossland
mines aggregated well over $100,000
Of this amount over $86,000 was distributed among the miners and other employees, the balance going to office men
and others about the mines who are not
embraced in what is termed the ordinary
wage-roll. The details of the wages paid
to miners are as follows:
Le Roi $32,500
War Eagle-Centre Star  25,000
Le Roi Two  10,300
White Bear    8,ooo
Rossland-Kootenay     3,000
Jumbo    3,000
Spitzee     1.500
Total $86,300
Silver Back to Its Old Price.
Just cause for thanksgiving is given
the mine owners as the price of silver
passed the 60 cent mark recently.
two years since it declined from that
price and a mighty struggle was required
to get it back again. Sixty cent silver
and a stiff lead bounty surely ought to
revive the mining business and all other
affiliated industries throughout the province and the whole Dominion. There
are large quantities of lead and silver
-in the Similkameen ; Summit camp has
immense bodies of galena and could be
worked with great profit if there were a
railway in this country and silver remained at present quotation.
Native zinc is not known. Now and
then there is a reported discovery of it,
the latest reported find of it coming from
the wilds of Siberia, but like the other,
presumed discoveries it is probable that
this latest rumor is incorrect and the mineral some other species. The ores of zinc
are among the most abundant of metals,
occurring in many parts of the world as
sulphides, carbonates, silicates, oxides,
etc., and as no real find of native zinc has
been made it is almost probable that it
Just QKie*
First Class Dining Room
Camera Fiend—Shall I take you, Mi;s
Passee ? Miss Passee—Oh, you origina
man!   How sudden!
"She uses slang!" said the culturec
young woman in a tone of deep disapproval. "That isn't the worst of it,'
answered Miss Cayenne. "She uses
slang that hasn't yet received the sanction of smart society."
A Philadelphia woman was recently
breaking in a new servant, a Swedish
girl, who had not been very long in this
country. She was fortunate enough to
own a house which had a bath-room for
the exclusive use of the servants. "Now
Freda," she said, as she pointed out this
room, j 'there's a tub, and I want you to
use it often." "Vat! Git in dat blace i'
"Why certainly." "Vit vater in it?'
"Of course." "Vy, ma'am, if I vas to git
in dere I would git wet all ofer; an' I vas
nefer vet all ofer in my life."
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
I've Struck A K..ne
•- The Verdict
Every Smoker
October 31, 1903
Ncwli Fitted
Good Beds
..No Chinese Employed..
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
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, Liquors and;Cigars.
Headquarters ifor Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Tines.
Hotel * Jackson
-~w^The Leading Hotel—^-~
This Hotel, having
passed into new management, will be found first
class in every department.       ** *^
Hot and Cold Water
Baths.     J* «*
Good Stables
Hotel - Jackson
Princeton, B*C.
 October 31, 1903.
Canada Has, at Last, Been Recognized as the Best Country to
Make a Home In.
The days of waiting for population are
drawing to a clase. Canada has been discovered, or rather rediscovered, for ovei
half a century ago the Irish famine and
the clearings in the Highlands of Scotland drove great swarms of settlers into
Upper Canada, and raised it from the position of a series of straggling settlements into a powerful and populi
vince. The West seems destined to have
a similar rush.
Figures issued at Ottawa last week
show that the immigrant arrivals in
Canada for the nine months of the present calendar year ending on October ist
numbered 108,014, or 39,182 in excess of |
the total for the same period of last year.
Of this year's immigrants 43,187 came
from the British Isles, 32,498 from the
continent of Europe, and 32,329 from the
United States. In 1902 the immigrant
arrivals were: British, 16,679 i
tal, 25,236: the United States, 26,617.
The extraordinary diversion of British
emigrants from the United States
Canada is made evident by the fact that
in the period between 1891 and 1900
726,000 persons emigrated from Great
Britain, and of these 520,000, or 72 per
cent, went to the United States, and only
90,000, or 13 per cent, to British North
America. Since January ist Canada has
attracted almost half as many British
immigrants as she did in the ten years
preceding 1900.
The returns of immigrants from British ports to Canada during the month of
September give the numbers as: English,
4,187 : Irish, 340 ; Scotch, 767; foreigners, 3,030. During the previous nin«
months the figures were : English, 42,-
823 ; Irish, 2,346; Scotch, 9,377-
Ocean Greyhounds.
Among the largest and fastest steamships afloat today are the following: Kaiser Wilhelm II., gross tonnage, 20,ooc
tons, speed 23X knots an hour; Kron-
prinz Wilhelm, 14,800 tons, 23 knots;
Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, I4>349 tons,
22^ knots, all of the N.G. Lloyd line;
Deutschland, of the Hamburg-American
line, 16,502 tons, 23^ knots; Campai
and Lncania of the Cunard line, each
12,950 tons, anp 22 knots speed; Oceanic,
17,274 tons, 21 knots; Celtic, 20,904 tons,
17 knots, and the Cedric 21,000 tons, 17
knots, all three belonging to the White
Star line; St. Louis, 11,629 tons> 2* knots
and St. Paul; 12,629 tons,' 21 knots, both
of the American line. A knot is about
2,025 yards in length.
Mileage of Railways.
According to recently compiled statistics the railway mileage of the United
States is 197,237 miles; United Kingd(
22,100; Canada, 18,868 miles; Russia, including Siberia, 35,600 miles; Germany,
32,000; France, 27,000; Australasia, 15,-
000; Austria-Hungary, 23,000.
Briggs—What do you consider among
the greatest of temptations? Spriggs—A
lone and defenceless umbrella.
She (romantic)—When you first
the wonderful Niagara Falls, didn't yon
feel as though you would like to jump
He—No; I hadn't gotten my hotel bill
"Jack told me I was not like other
girls."   "That's what he tells all of
Mrs. Jollyboy—But during our courtship you told me that you had never
loved any girl but me. Jolly boy—I
thought you were too wise to pay any
attention to campaign canards.
Summit No. a mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located: Summit Camp.
Take notice that Frank Lambert, free miner's
certificate No. B77121, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the-mining recorder for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose oi
obtaining a crown grant of the above claf-
tion 37, m„
of such Cer
 jethat a„
>e commenced befor
lay of Septembe:
the is
.-.-.RUBBER STAHiPS.-.-.
Seals, Stencils, Price Markers, Printing Wheels, Numbering Machines,
Band Dating and Numbering Stamps,
Check Perforators, Rubber Type, Printing Presses, &c, &c.
Vancouver, B. C.
Stylef Comfort and Durability
For   Connoisseurs   Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the prbYinSeJji^
Sole Agents*
Fall & winter
Flannelette Sheets
Wool and Fleece-lined Underwear
Tweed and Wool Overshirts
Socks, Mitts and Gloves
Our   Stock of   Staple  and
Fancy Groceries is
t \ 1
i % i
October 31, 1903
British Columbia.
Lots for
• • • ^dlC • • •
From $2.O0/to $J0,
Per Front Foot*^^.
Ft. and 33x100 Ft.
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
BaL 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent* j^$3JI3feiru M
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 Grovej
and pure WATER
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Send for Map and Price List to •£ <£ *& *£ <&
Resident Manag^^RMILION  FORKS


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