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 SIM1LKAMB
Mineral Products of the Similkameen: Gold, Silver, Platinum, Copper, Lead, Iron and Coal.
Vol. iv.   No. J 6.
PRINCETON, SATURDAY, AUGUST   1, 1903.
$2 a Year.
PRESBYTERIAN DIVINES
Visit the District—Their Mission and
Impressions by the Way.
Rev. J. C. Stewart of Kamlo Dps and
Rev. G. Mason of Nicola arrivec
Princeton laat Saturday and conducted
religious servicer both here and at Hedley on the following day. Their mission
to the Similkameen was more particularly
. in connection with the work of organizing a joint stock company for the purpose of establishing, a boarding school
and college for boys and girls and yc
men and women at Kamloops. All
grades of pupils would be received and
prepared for teaching certificates and
university work.
This idea was conceived more especiallj
for the children of ranchers and they
are receiving gracifying encouragement
from them. From all sources there has
been realized about #5,000 in stock. The
promise of a number of pupils from thi
Similkameen district has been given.
In addition to the college enterprise
the rev. gentlemen are also looking
the ground in the interests of the church
and looking into the future they see this
almost churchless district at present dotted with buildings set apart for the worship of God and filled with a devout peo-
pie.
A building is soon to be erected in
Princeton on Vermillion avenue, the lot
for which Mr. Waterman generousl;
gave the rev. gentlemen their choice
from a number of desirable ones.
They have great faith in the future of
the district and believe the crying need
of a railway is all that retards the country now. Rev. Mr. Stewart said: " 1
have heard a great deal about the Kootenay country, but the Similkameen is
yet to be heard from, and when justice is
done to it then a new era wijl begin for
ling 11
B.C."
Both rev. gentlemen extol the beauties
of scene and climate and think tourists
could not do better than take a ride from
Nicola to Hedley and see something of
the wonders and glories of nature. •
Capable Official.
Amid all the changes and tumult of
governments in which ministers and
officials come and go as the varying wind,
H. C. Kileen, government road engineer,
has stood the test of an onerous position
and proved himself worthy, not only of
his salary, but of the confidence of the
public and the head of the department
he serves. Mr. Kileen has no superior
in his present capacity and the government is to be commended for having retained him in their employ.
He has recently surveyed a difficult
road connecting Highland valley with
Ashcroft and found a grade of not more
than ten per cent, which was supposed
to be impracticable. He is at present
surveying a road into the Aspen Grove
mining camp. |
IS ANY FURTHER TESTIMONY REQUIRED
SIMILKAMEEN BEST OF ALL
Charles F. Law,   Adds   Expert   Opinion  as  to the
Great Mineral  Wealth  of this District—A
Railway is   all  that  is   Required,
Nature Will Do the Rest.
Charles F. Law, mine owner and
broker of Vancouver, arrived in Princeton on last Saturday's stage from Spence's
Bridge, remaining until Tuesday, when
he left via Hedley and Penticton for the
coast. Mr. Lavv is a very busy man, having interests in many of the most promising and important mining camps in British Columbia. It was only for a few snap
moments that one of the Star staff
enabled to have an interview with him
but it was replete with ineresting facts
and suggestions relative to the Similka
meen and Nicola mining districts. Mr.
Law has been for the past eighteen years
engaged   in   mining   in   British Colum
His present visit to Princeton is in connection with his Bear creek properties
which give great promise of being Ai
mines both in assay and body. The on
vein is seven feet wide and is exposed
2,000 feet on the lead. Contract fc
shaft 5x7, 100 feet deep, is now in r.
gress. For a distance of six adjoining
claims there are outcroppings. There is
an abundance of timber and unlimited
water power in proximity. The follow-
ing assay dispels any skepticism there
may have been as to the intrinsic worth
of the property : Gold, #56 per
ver, #31 ; copper, 9.5 ; total, #92.25 per
ton. Mr. Law has bonded his partners'
interests.
The Nicola Coal and Iron Mines Co. is
an investment in which Mr. Law has a
principal interest and one in which there
s certain to be satisfactory financial re-
urns as soon as a railway is built. Sev
eral veins of high grade coking coal have
been opened and it is beyond peradven-
that in area and quality these mines
i from an economic point of view
add immensely to the wealth of the
province as a whole and ensure that recompense to the proprietors which is due
' all legitimate enterprise.
The Collins gulch coal property near
the Tulameen river is another of Mr.
Law's investments. Opinions vary as to
the coking qualities of this coal but that
there are large coal bed areas no two
opinions exist, as the most cursory survey
Id demonstrate in veins of 16 and 20
feet in thickness in a number of places.
Widely travelled in other lands as Mr.
Law has been he has also explored this
country from the 49th parallel of latitude
I to the Mackenzie river within the arctic
zone, yet he has never seen more promising ore bodies of like extent anywhere.
Here, he considers, is a field for greater
expectations and brighter hopes than
ist in any other part of the continent,
yet it is without transportation facilil
The developments already made, he is
assured of, are sufficient to warrant
company to build a railway to Princeton
and other points.
The ore bodies of this district, are, in
Mr. Law's judgment, of very high grade,
considering their size. They are self-
fluxing—the constituent elements necessary being present in right proportions
Railway construction,  Mr. Law stat
will assume tangible form as soon as
quisite legislation is obtained.   A pli
in which he is interested, will shortly
mature whereby    initiatory   work   will
begin followed by the actual construction
of the road.    British   capital   is at
back of the   enterprise   and   those
charge  of negotiations in B.C. leave for
London in a short time to complete the
finance part of the project.   With habitual conservatism, Mr. Law declined making any further statement as to route, 01
termini.
The coal he pronounces of high class
steaming qualities, and in the mil
interstratified with a good quality of fire
clay which will yet become of commercial worth and afford employment to a
large number of people in the manufacture of trick required in coke ovens and
for like purposes.
Mr. Law is enrapt with the delightful
pect of the country in its wealth of
beautiful wild flowers, the verdaut hills
id glorious climate, and knows no pli
where the prospect of a competency o
fortune is proffered with a farther o
stretched hand.
Yale Liberal Convention.
The Yale Liberal convention was held
at Spence's Bridge on the 22nd ult,
when Stuart Henderson of Ashcroft was
made the unanimous choice of the delegates. Mr. Henderson is the president
of the provincial Liberal association and
" deservedly popular with many Con-
•vatives as well as the Liberals. There
ao doubt that Mr. Henderson will be
elected by a large majority on the 31st of
October.
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
Brief News Notes and Personal Mention of the Moving Throng.
F.  W. Groves, P.L.S.,  has   been   at
Hedley for a week surveying.
J. A. Bertors and Wm. Railly, of Cascade, came in Monday to spy out the land
with a view to agriculture. They are
pleased with the layout and think now is
a good time to buy real estate before the
boom begins.
Mrs. Spencer has a young owl, receutly
captured near the town, which is the
source of much curiosity and admiration,
for a prettier and more attractive pair of
eyes never adorned the head of animal.
It is only about a month old and stands
nearly a foot high, with wings, outspread,
quite a yard. At present it wears only a
short "night shirt," not having as yet
put on its full garb of feathers. With
eyes the color of Tulameen gold and
looking as " wise as an owl," Sam thinks
it would be a very appropriate and suggestive ornament on the mantel above
the speaker's chair in the Victoria pai-
liament buildings. In any case the bird
would be a drawing "card" in any zoo
and instead of it being, as some say, a
"white elephant," it may yet prove to
be a bird of fortune and feathers.
According to official notification the
14th day of August is the last day on
which voters may register.
W. D. Duke, wine and spirit solicitor
for Messrs. Thomas & Benwell of Vancouver, was in town this week going out
via Penticton. It was Mr. Duke's first
visit here and he is charmed with the
location of Princeton as well as amazed
at the great natural wealth of the country. Besides being an entertaining raconteur he is a devotee of the rod and
thinks that if Izaak, the Walton, could
have seen his century string of trout
which he landed from the Tulameen, another chapter would have been added to
his book. Mr. Duke will settle down
here having negotiated for a slice of real
estate on which he will build a cottage
for two.
Duncan and Hugh McRae left on Sunday last for the coast where they will be
located for some months.
Dr. Whillans killed a large rattlesnake
ith ten rattles.on his last trip to Hedley.
This makes the second he has killed this
There are no rattlesnakes within
about twelve miles of Princeton,  none
having been observed farther west than
Bromley's.   The  snake   editor of
this paper, nor yet the most profound
snakeologist in town is able to solve this
igularity.   Will some naturalist kindly:
:plain why his snakeship,  though numerous beyond,  will not cross this line
of demarcation.     Of   course   there   are
snakes in Princeton but they are usually
kept in black bottles with nice labels on.
See 3rd page for locals.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
August i, 1903
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly »t
— Princeton, B. C. —
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E. Howse, Manager.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES
LET US REASON TOGETHER
Could anything more eloquent
than the voice of nature be adduced
with the voluminous written and
verbal statements of fact regarding
the great resources of this portion
ot British Columbia ? And nature
crying aloud these long years for
development, improvement and cul
tivation, seems yet with the recur
ring seasons not to have lost hope
but to plead even more fervidly for
that recognition which is her due.
How different with man—impatient,
dejected, despondent when prosperity flees and the "cold shoulder"
protrudes from many nooks in the
social anatomy. Why not take a
leaf from nature's book and be
hopeful and courageous under depressing circumstances ?
Here, in the Similkameen, the
hills and vallies are carpeted with
vine and grass, fruit and flower beyond requirement of the most
voracious in appetite or desire.
Nature has grubstaked and laid the
table in this district for a million of
people. The feast is ready but the
guests are few and diminishing,
Why are there not more guests i
That question, besides being one of
the greatest conundrums of the age,
brings into bold relief the character
of the self-seeking and cheap-raised
politicians who have been steering
the ship of state onto the reefs and
rocks upon which she now lies rent
and waterlogged.
How base and degraded a government may become one instance
may be cited where deception and
political strategy were practised
with the people's money to sidetrack
a railway into the Similkameen.
A government survey of a known
impracticable pass, costing the
country some $30,000, was made
for the purpose of throwing dust in
the eyes of the people and abetting
a plundering railway company
which knows not honor and has no
conscience. A great wrong has
been done the pioneers of the mining industry of this district, also
the numerous investors and settlers
who have spent their time and
money and suffered privations—
a crime has been committed against
these and the country at large, j
Were    transportation     facilities
given this and contiguous districts
revenues would accrue to the government which are now lying buried in the ground, population would
increase instead of decrease and the
struggle for a mere livelihood would
cease.
There must be consistent and
continuous agitation for the rights
of the Similkameen—in season and
out of season—well knowing that
no public right was ever conceded,
nor wrong redressed, nor reform
effected without first the battle and
then victory. Because there are
conflicting railway interests in respect of a monopoly of transportation in this province, it is no reason
why the government should not
do justice to the people as opposed
to an all-devouring railway octopus,
and the party, be he Hill, Hall, or
any such, who will build the road
upon equitable conditions and at
once, should receive the sanction
and assistance of any government
without any hesitation or equivocation.
Voters should be careful to well
weigh the moral character, social
environment and ability of all candidates in the present campaign,
whom, having a proper fealty to
party, will advocate measures, not
men—principles, not party first.
Of corruptionists, wire-pullers and
boodlers there has ever been a surfeit in this province. That the
next legislature may be composed
of statesmen who place country
first and self last is the fervent petition of every true citizen.
EDITORIAL NOTES.
Vancouver being our nearest
neighbor of importance at the
coast is quite naturally looked upon
as the friend and ally of the Similkameen. Most of the trade and all
the travel coastwards r eaches there.
The newspapers of that city could
stimulate this friendship by helping to procure a railway and diverting attention generally to this district. Thanks, knights of the quill,
for past favors, and thanks for more
to follow.
There never was a political contest in which some were not disappointed in the choice of a candidate. Unity in the ranks and loyalty to cause is always enjoined to
preserve a fighting front. Men who
waver and falter in the hour of battle injure themselves and court defeat.
The elections in Manitoba result-,
ed in victory for the Roblin government. A progressive railway policy
was acceptable to the people and
they voted accordingly. Manitoba
and British Columbia- have a lot of
new territory to open up and the
political party that has not a progressive railway policy must face
inevitable defeat. The whole Dominion needs more railways and no
government can live and ignore it.
NOTICE.
Take notice that I, Edgar B. Burr, free miner's
rftificate No. B63383 acting for self and agent for
Lines Sutherland, Chisholm Eraser, free miner's
:rtificate No. B42433; Le Baron DeVeber, free
liner's certificate, N0.B69038; Frank S. Burr free
iner's certificate, N0.B56795; Elmer A. Ralf, free
liner's certificate No. B75343; «">d Hannibal L.
mes, free miner's certificate, No. B63374, intend
xty days from the date hereof, to apply to the
fining Recorder for a Certificate of Improve-
ents,  for the purpose  of obtaining a Crown
NOTICE.
Jennie Silkman, mineral claim, situate in the
trict. Where located: Copper Mountain.
Take notice that I, David O. Day, acting as
agent for David O.Day, Free Miner's certificate
No. B63369, Llewellyn G. Barron, Free Miner's
certificate No. B57500, Thomas M. Day, Free
Miner's certificate No. B63385, Douglas M.
French, Free Miner's certificate No. B771T2. Free
Miner's certificate No. 63369, intend, sixty days
from date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose
' Crown Grant of the above claims.
aid fur
her take 1
ist be commenced before the i:
is 30th day of June, A. D. 1903.
NOTICE.
HPHIRTY days from date I intend to apply
corner of J.B. Humphrey's coal claim, t*
J. B. HUMPHREY,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
)f Hedley City, in the Co
Winer, now deceased, who di
ruly, 1902 and of whos
1 the Month of
the 29th day of M
1903, granted by the Supreme Court of Brit
Columbia to William Fraser Cameron of Vert
in said county, Merchant, are required to send
particulars of the same to the undersigned, d
verified by statutory declaration on or before ]
ist day of July, 1903.
And Notice is hereby further given that ai
the last mentioned date the Administrator t
proceed to  distribute  the proceeds of the s
ing regard only, to such claims of which he tl
shall have had notice and he shall not be lia
for any claims of which-he. shall not have
FRED. BILLINGS.
NOTICE.
T^S&SS5^Iof1SS^S5^Sri.
ipect for coal on the following
described lands:
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains west,
0 chains south, and 80 chains east, back to post,
1 all 640 acres.
R. O. CRAMER,
S SPENCER, Agent.
Located 25th May, 1903.
t of F
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NOTICE.
il Claim, sif
•    ;  Divisi
in theS;
f Yale I
Where   located      _.
about 600 feet south of the Helen Gard
Mineral Claim,
rake Notice that we, William Alfred Coo
d Alfred Joseph Cooper, Free Miners' Cer
tes B54742   and   B54743   respectively,   "rf
nthec
i here.
Grant of the above claim.
on 37, must be commenced before the is
f such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this Thirteenth day of May, A.D. 1003.
WILLIAM ALFRED r	
ALFRED JOSEPH <*"
NOTICE.
Copper Cliff and Copt
Take notit e that I, Peter Edmond Wilson, Free
Miner's Certificate No. B51146, 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
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 29th day of April, a.D. 1903.       j 20
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 160 acres of mountain pasture land in
the Nicola Division of Yale District, described as
follows:—Commencing at a stake at the northeast corner of Lot 905, running thence north 40
chains, thence west 40 chains, thence south 40
chains, thence east 40 chains to point of com-
Aspen Grove, April 21,1903. j 20
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Woods   Milling  Co'y,
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of flour on the market.
Try Best Patent Brand.
JAS. J. LOUTIT,   Agent,
Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
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R.P.RITHET&C0.,L<1.
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Sole Agents.
lucunrs
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Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada 1
 . 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
Mrs. G. W. Aldous is taking a well-
deserved holiday on her ranch.
Chas. Connell and J. Macdonald have
gone to Summit camp.
flaying is now in full swing and the
crop is very heavy.
W.. H Dorman, P.O. inspector, came
on Saturday's stage and in the course
his duties found everything in first cli
order.     Postmaster   Thomas   with  his
efficiency is  also   very
obliging and gives every satisfaction to
the public.
Gus. Spearing has gone to Bear Creek
to do some assessment work.
Fred. Wampole, Van Mills and Ben
Baker are prospecting for free gold at the
head of Nine-Mile.
G. E. Winkler is in J. A. Schubert's
store at Penticton.
Tuesday's outgoing stage carried four
passengers and about a half
Jas. Hislop, P.L.S., finished his survey
of the Marquis of Lome and Qi
Alexandra claims for Robert Stevenson
and returned to town on Sunday.
The A. E. Howse Co's store front
receiving a coat of white paint by Mr.
Lyal, artist, which adds  a  bright and
cleanly appearance to the prei
A gentleman recently returned from
Ottawa and who is on friendly terms with
the government, states that he has
doubt the Dominion government will
subsidize the Coast-Kootenay. One of
the conditions will be a branch to Nicola.
Some move in the matter will be made
before the session closes in September.
Hilton Keith, merchant of Vancouver,
was here looking after his
other interests, going out over the Hope
trail on Sunday last.
W. P. Scruby has been heard from
Vernon whither he went from here acre
country little   known.     He   met   wi
swollen creeks, a grizzly and a three days'
rain  and  could   not reach the spot he
wished to prospect.     He reports D.
Young, alias "windy," as having 16 n
at work on Monashee mountain and the
prospect very bright.   Laboring
scarce in the Okanagan.   He also says
that T. Ellis, of Penticton, has sold his
ranch for ^"100,000 to a British syndicate
who will,  cut  the  property  into small
holdings next year, which will be a boon
to Penticton and Okanagan Falls.
A. Bell received a load of new goods
recently, also a lot of California lemons.
E. Waterman  went to Vancouver last
Sunday via Hope
pected to return today.
There is room for a bank, a lawyer and
a dentist in Princeton,
J. Stott, while fishing recently, fell
and seriously bruised his shin. It is
hoped a few days' rest will find him all
right on his "pins" again.
Sanford Dixon, foreman on the Nickel
Plate at Hedley was in town this week.
Geo. H. Sproule of Fairview arrived
on Thursday and left for Kelly creek
where he is interested in some mineral
F. P. Cook, the pioneer merchant of
the Similkameen. is down from Granite
creek for a few days.
J. C. Reilly of Fairview is prospecting
for free gold up Granite creek way.
Bob Cramer has struck some very rich
looking ore on his claim, the Helen H.
Gardner, Copper mountain. It is different from anything yet discovered on
the mountain.   Particulars will be given
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.
F. W. GROVES,
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL IAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON,     -   -    B. C.
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.
NOTICE
1 tl
RTY days from date I in
rnd
0 apply to
e Chief C
immissioner of Lands
jrospect for coal
e following
C01
the
north fork
inite Cre
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J.M. HITCHINGS
I,oc
ajed June
23.1903.
er of J. M.
80 chains
west,
south, 80 chains
north
.back to
post, in all 640 a
EDWARD TING
LKY
Locator
J. M. HITCHING
S, Agent.
Located Tune
23. I903.
Commencing at the north-west corner of J. M.
west,  80 chains south, 80 chains east, 80 chains
north, back to post, in all 640 acres.
C. L. FRENCH, Locator.
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Located June 23,1903.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
August i, 1903
COAL AREAS OF CANADA.
Enormous Areas of Coal a Source of
Great Permanent Wealth.
The coal areas of Canada are estimated
at 97,200 square miles, not including
areas known but as yet undeveloped in
the far north. The developed areas are,
first, the coal fields of Nova Scotia and
New Brunswick, second, those of the
North-West Territories, third, those of
the Rocky Mountains, and fourth, those
of British Columbia. The coal areas of
Nova Scotia cover about 635 square miles
They are divided into the Cape Breton,
the Picton and the Cumberland basins.
It is estimated that these areas contain
7,000,000,000 tons. These coal lands are
reached by the Intercolonial railway.
The Rocky Mountain coa! areas con
tain much coal of the best quality, that
of the Crow's Nest Pass has been proven
to be of great value. The coal of the
Similkameen and Nicola basins is of immense area and superior quality. Owing
of great gold, copper,
and  i
there
:  bodie
.•en the
the
shipping point is about 100 miles distant,
and until there is a railway built into this
country tbecoal is practically valueless.
It is estimated that the coal areas of
the
Pacific coas
:s of which <
ilys
1 30,0
been developed.   Last year the 1
Canada produced 7,639,255 tons.
Offended Dignity.
To appear in one's shirt sleeves, before
a pnblic body of any sort is regarded as
a serious breach of etiquette in England.
On one occasion a clerk of the British
board of inland revenue appeared one
very hot day in the board room in his
shirt sleeves. Alfred Montgomery, vice-
chairman, was horrified at the innovation.
"Mr.  " he said, "if you should find
it convenient in this hot weather to take
off your trousers, pray do not let any
feeling of respect for the board stand in
A Briton who was a great stickler for
what he called forensic propriety, Judge
Parker, one day found himself confronted
by an undersheriff at court who was
wearing a buff-colored waistcoat. "Realiy
sir," he said, "I must beg of you to take
off that canary-colored waistcoat. I cannot sit here and behold it any longer."
Which was on all fours with his remark
to a prosecutor who wore a moustache.
"What are you, sir?" he enquired ferociously. "A schoolmaster, my lord." "A
schoolmaster ! Then, how dare you ap
pear before me with those hairy appendages ?   Stand down, sir !"
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 No Chinese Employed.	
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Princeton, B*C.
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y
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
RETURNING OFFICERS.
Nominations are Fixed for October
14th, and Elections on 31st.
As has been already mentioned nominations in the Provincial general elections will take place on October 31st.
The dates have been thus fixed in order
to permit of sufficient time for appeals to
be taken from the court of revision with
respect to names on the voters' lists. Returning officers for the election have been
appointed for the interior as follows:
Cariboo, John Bowron ; Lillooet, Fred.
Soues; Yale, John McRae; Kamloops,
Freeman Harding; Okanagan, Leonard
Norris; Similkameen, C. A. R. Lambly;
Greenwood, G. Cunningham; Gi
Forks, W. B. Cochrane ; Revelstoke, G.
T. Newman; Slocan, R. G. Henderson;
Ymir, R. M. Perdue; Nelson City, R. A.
Renwick ; Rossland City, R. W. Armstrong ; Kaslo, W. H. Walby ; Columbia,
J. W. Devlin ; Cranbrook, John Hutchinson ; Fernie, J. S. T. Alexander.
Struck by Lightning.
During a thunderstorm which occurred
last week .and which was the most severe
experienced in the district for several
years five horses were killed by lightning. Thej- belonged to Thos. Graves of
Midway and were on the range on the
reservation a short distance south of the
international boundary line and at the
head of Catherine creek. They were
standing close together, as horses do at
this season of the year when the flies are
troublesome, when the lightning caught
them. Only one was much burned.
During the same storm a tree on Davis's
ranch, in the opposite direction from
Midway was also struck. — Boundary
Creek Times.
Kettle River Coal.
William Blakemore, consulting engineer to the British Columbia Coal company, has returned from his first trip to
the company's coal fields on the north
fork of Kettle river, 50 miles north of
Grand Forks. Under his direction eight
coal miners recently hired at Fernie,
• were started at work stripping the big
coal seam on the Wiseman claim. He
said the coal outcropped on the surface
and declined making any further statement for publication for the piesent.—
News-Gazette.
A Fishy Story.
The fishing,season is now on in
Otter Valley. The Otter river
through a number of lakes the largest of
which is Otter Lake, a beautiful sheet of
water of unknown depth. Both ir
lakes and creeks connecting them a:
be found the best trout fishing in
country. Chas. Deborah, the genial host
of Ottertail hotel, who is a keen sportsman and a lover of the art, threw his
hook into the creek, back of his hotel,
the other day and hooked a trout of
enormous proportions. The fish draged
Charley into the creek and towed hi
half way up to the lake before he ma
aged to get out. He lost the trout and
his fishing tackle, and says the fish
at least seven feet long.
Jim Pallock who learned the ai
luring the finny denizens of the deep
into his fish basket in Auld Reekie,
been camped on the shores of Otter Lake
for some time. He is fishing with ai
fernal machine called a " go-devil "
has been catching more fish than
knows what to do with. In order to keep
the fish from spoiling he put them
gunnysack and hung the sack from the
limb of a tree where it would be   sub-
11 the water.   He 1
rgot
away from the fish cache and reached the
shore when he saw a huge animal
out of the lake and take the sack fish and
all. Jim describes the animal as being
as big as a full grown Clydesdale horse
with an enormous mouth filled with
large teeth which hooked inward, thi
body being a mass of .muscle, eyes as big
as saucers. This animal has long been
known to inhabit this lake and is
be a survival of pre-historic times,
imal of the Tertiary period and is said
to have survived the great ice age, and is
to be found occasionally in the inland
waters of British Columbia. J:
dently using the same brand of whisky
that Deborah did, and is something
new in this district. The usual brand
that people go fishing \
rodents and reptiles.
LIBERAL PLATFORM
12 Sound Planks Upon Which Liberals Will Rally for Victory.
Wood, Vallance & Leggat, Ltd.,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Miners9, Logging and Mill Supplies
WIRE ROPE A SPECIALTY.
B*C Agents for the Canadian Steel and Wire
Co*, Field Fence—=Prices on application
VANCOUVER, B. C.
I MURALO WALL FINISH.
This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its durability, prettyftints, and the easy mode of mixing and applying. Put up in 23 beautiful
shades and white. As your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
McLENNAN, McFEELY & Co., Ltd.,
Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
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, Dominion
provincial and municipal, of public services of utilities is sound and should be
carried out in British Columbia.
3. Should it be advisable at any time
to grant aid to a railway company such
shall be in cash and not in land and
bonus of any kind shall be given wi
out definite and effective means being
taken to safeguard the interests of the
province in the management of the road,
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,
lailway from Alberni to a point on th
east coast of the island, a road in th
northern part of the province from the
coast to the eastern boundary wit
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 dykii
areas available for cultivation as quickly
as possible and secure prompt payments
of assessments when due.
7. That the government should keep
in touch with the conditions in conn<
tion with mining, protecting said indi
try 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
discussion and criticism.
8. As the province can only advance
by the settlement within its borders of
thrifty and prosperous citizens, and as
Orientals never become citizens in anj
proper sense of the word, we declare il
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
standard of decency and comfort in
mensely below that of civilized people,
and who shirk every duty and ob
tion 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 mear
preventing such strikes and lockouts, and
we approve the adoption of compulsory
arbitration,   j
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
;o 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
nain except to actual, bona fide busi-
s or  industrial purposes, putting an
[ to the practice of speculation in con-
tion with the same.
_2. The construction and maintenance
of roads throughout the province to aid
in the   development of the mining and
agricultural districts.
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Leading
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Princeton
A
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Thing
Deserves Helping along
Especially when its Money
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We have placed several
Lines on our Bargain
Counter and put Prices
on them that will Certainly Make Them Go
Quickly.
Take a look at These
Snaps.
THE
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HOWSE
COY
LIMITED
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AuGtrsT i, 1903
-: PRINCETON!:-
British Columbia.
Lots for
• • aaa^CLkW • • •
PRESENT PRICES OF
LOTS
From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot.*£e^
Size of Lots 50x100
Ft. and 33x100 Ft.
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
wifli interest at 6 per
cent, per annum. «£
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