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Mineral Products of the Similkameen: Gold, Silver, Platinum, Copper, Lead, Iron and Coal.
Vol. iv.   No. 13.
$2 a Year.
Mr. A. F. Gwin, Mining Man,
Is More Than Satisfied
Witn Outlook.
In an interview had with Mr. A. F.
Gwin, the £tar is able to furnish the
opinions of a man of large experience in
mining and of one who having no pecuniary interests in this district may well
be expected to give an impartial view of
the possibilities of the country. Mr.
Gwin is so favorably impressed with the
climatic and scenic beauty of the c<
try that he may locate permanently here
before the summer is gone.
"You are interested in some mines at
the coast, Mr. Gwin?"
''Yes, while I reside at Victoria, I am
largely interested in mining on the coast
being one of the largest stockholders in
the Yreka Copper Co. of Quatsino Sound,
V.I. I secured the original bonds on the
Quatsino property now owned by the
Yreka Copper Co., and also sold the
June group at Quatsino Sonnd to the
Copper Mountain Mining and Development Co., of Tacoma."
"What was your idea in coming here?''
"I came here to look over the camp,
and if the mines and prospects proved to
be what might be considered a producing
camp I would locate to get the benefit of
the beautiful climate as well as do some
business. VI am more than satisfied with
the showings on Copper mountain. I
visited the Victoria group belonging to
Robert Stevenson, which, with little development would supply a smelter the
size of the Crofton plant to its full capa
city with a profitable grade of ore provided the plant was on the ground. Also
visited the Jubilee, which shows high
grade ore and saw a large ore dump on
the famous Sunset property."
"What do you think of other properties visited ?"
"The Lost Horse has all the indications
of making a great mine, being a well defined ore zone with good walls about 60
feet apart and showing a treatable grade
of ore wherever opened but is capped to
a depth of from five to fifteen feet. Was
very much pleased with the showing on
the Yellow Jacket, Victor and No. 4
groups owned by E. F. Voigt. On the
Yellow Jacket the miners were only in
12 feet but the bottom of the cut was all
in ore of very fine grade and specimens
■would run anywhere from 25 to 30 per
cent, copper, and would carry an average
of $8 per ton in gold, so I was informed.
The Victor group has a shaft 50 feet deep
all in magnetite ore carrying fully 5 per
cent, copper and was informed would
average $8 per ton in gold.   The No. 4
group has cross cut the ore zone for o
200 feet  and has all the indications of
making a very large mine."
"What about the possibilities of the
"Judging from information and o
seen it would take a whole season
least to get anything like a knowledge ofl
the great possibilities of this country
as a mineral producer. Saw fine ore
from the different camps along the stage
route from Lower Nicola, Nicola, Aspen
Grove, Ten Mile creek, Bear creek, Tulameen city and Granite creek. Also visited Kelly creek where a splendid concentrating proposition was seen, the ore
carrying lead, gold and silver."
Mr. Gwin commenced mining in Colorado in 1881 and has been continually
in the business ever since. As he intends
returning here and making this his headquarters there is no doubt but that he will
be a valuable acquisition to the camp.
When asked what he thought would be
the best plan to promote the mining ii
terests of this section, he said: "My pis
would be to let the investing public know
through the press what great possibilities
there are here to make large fortunes
when capital came in give them a bond
at a reasonable figure if they will do development. By getting a large number
of properties working it will circulate
lot of money and also show up a large
tonnage of ore and then the railr<
and smelters will lose no time in getting
in. You have good water, good timber,
splendid grass everywhere, a delightful
climate and plenty of mineral and coal
and I have the utmost faith in this becoming the greatest mining camp in B.C.
if not in the whole northern country."
He says we have very rich gold properties here but will defer saying anything about them for the present.
School Examinations.
At the closing of the public school prior
to the summer vacation an examination
of scholars was held by the teacher, Miss j
M. B. Whillans. A number of parents
and others were present. The visitors
were entertained by a programme of recitations and choruses by the children and
short addresses were made by the Rev. C.
Stewart, and A. Bell.
Awards of merit cards were made as
follows to scholars: Chas. Coulter—Deportment ; Ralph Murdoch—Regularity;
Marie Murdoch—General Proficiency.
The school is in a flourishing condition
and the premises are tidily kept, for all
which credit is due trustees—Mrs. Dr.
Whillans, Messrs. Murdoch and Waterman as well as to the teacher.
The many old time friends of H. B.
Cameron, well known in the early days
of Granite Creek, will be pleased to
learn that he has been appointed to a
position in the government office at Atlin,
B.C. Honor has its reward though often
slow in coming, audi none deserve it more
than Mr. Cameron.
Gives Unmistakeable Evidence
of Richness in Gold in
Recent Strike.
A rich gold strike has been made on
Granite creek by Hubert McAllister, who
has been prospecting some three miles up
the creek. He has been drifting and
while in the ore chute struck a vein that
is rich in free gold.
' The location is favorably situated for
working. There is good water power
and plenty of timber close at hand. The
strike is about three miles from the town
of Granite creek.
A large number of claims are staked
off and some amusing things happened in
connection when the first wave of excitement was at its greatest height.
W. P. Terrell, the Colorado mining
expert who has prospected the rock says
the strike would be worth millions where
he came from.
Among the first on the sceiie was Judge
Murphy. of Granite creek, a veteran of
many a wild west gold stampede. The
Judge lacks nothing in vigor and enthu-
siam, in spite of his years, when it comes
to a rush and no one could begrudge him
the greatest good luck for years of patient
labor and waiting.
A number of Princetonians in on the
ground floor include J. M. Hitchings, D.
O. Day, J. Budd, D. McPhail, T. French,
T. Day, C,  O. French, R. Cramer and
A Liberal Convention.
At« Liberal meeting held in Fairview
on the 25th ult. it was decided to hold a
Liberal Convention at Keremeos on
Thursday, the 16th July, for the purpose
of selecting a candidate to contest the
riding in the Liberal interests. The basis
of representation at the convention as
agreed upon at the Fairview meeting is
as follows:
(1.) That each Liberal Association shall
be entitled to send one delegate for every
ten members and one delegate for every
fraction of ten members.
(2.) That -each unorganized polling
division be entitled to send one delegate.
The' following electoral divisions are
mentioned as entitled to send delegates:
Granite Creek, Princeton, Hedley, Nickel
Plate, Clark's, Olalla, Keremeos, Fair-
view, Stemwinder Mine, Okanagan Falls,
McKinney, Sidley, Rock Creek and West
Hedley, Keremeos, Fairview, and
Okanagan Falls have   Liberal Associa-
W. J. Snodgrass, of Okanagan Falls is
the.latest Liberal aspirant for political
honors. Though defeated at the last
general elections he made a good run,
though pitted against that old political
war horse, Price Ellison. It is his turn
to be first under the wire in the next political heat.
If Princeton is to be represented at
the Keremeos convention next Thursday
no time should be lost in appointing a
delegate^".       ,   ■ .   -   .'is-;   •
A Mammoth Mushroom.
In this country of big things little
surprise is caused by the mention of
anything unusual in size or shape. However, to the student of natural history
as well as to the lay reader in search of
the • curious, interest will be felt in the
finding of a whopper mushroom on the
Five-Mile range by James Hislop, P.L.S.
With that exactitude which characterizes
his profession the discoverer found the
vegetable beefsteak measuring precisely
52^ inches in circumference whiclue'n-
titles it to rank among the prodigies of
the land     	
Wilson Bros, were delayed in getting
away with their fine band of horses, some
of them having gone astray. They expect to make the coast in three days.
T. Sloan, engaged in ranching on-
Wolf Creek for the past three years, reports crops as never looking better than
at present. The recent rains have set all
nature smiling and there is a great yield
of everything.
The highest temperature for the week
ending July 8, was 77:38.
Miss Mamie Fitzpatrick, of Vancouver,
arrived on last stage and will fill the
position of chef at the Hotel Tulameen.
Miss Summers, who is ill with an attack of measles, is convalescing.
The Misses Hagerman, recently of
Greenwood, arrived home Thursday. The
young ladies will spend their holidays
with parents and friends.
Religious services conducted by thq
Rev. C. Stewart, will be held in the
school house here at 7:30 p.m., Snnday.
Jas. Ford, of Vancouver passed through
on Sunday last with a number of fine \
horses that he purchased in the Okanagan and intends selling at the coast.
His brother, Alex. Ford, who is ranching
near Olalla, accompanied him as far as
Strawberries as big as walnuts. Those
were a sample of the kind this district
grows and kindly laid on the table of
this oflice by Mr. and Mrs. A. Bell.
J. L. Spact, of Spokane, arrived in
Princeton, last Saturday aud reports a
strike in the Night Hawk property of a
50-foot ledge carrying silver and lead
and assaying something over £7.0. This
property is owned by eastern capital and
will be developed rapidly. The Night
Hawk is situated on Palmer mountain,
Wash., on the bend of the Similkameen!
Mr. Spect has not been in Princeton for
nine years, and has gone to Friday creek
intending to do considerable work on the
claim owned by Mr. Whealer and self.
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The matter of railroad construction from the coast to the Koote-
cjays has so frequently been the
source of rumors of various kinds
and degrees of authenticity that
otae hesitates to allude to the subject at all. But at the present time
an apology is unnecessary, since
there is now a phase to the scheme
Which warrants the attention of all
-voters and others interested in the
^fjiere never was, and in all probability Jtjhere n^yer will be a subject
o&jgreater concern to..the peoglei.of
this district than that of.-a -railroad
atKthe' present'''litne' f o"cohhect
with the outer "world. Politicians
seem to have grasped the importance-of a Coast-Kootenay railway
for the time being at least, and are
using if as a war cry in the present
ppljLtical campaign. There ought
tg be but one condition on which
a-pledge of support of any political
party should be based and that condition should be a railway at once
ito enable the development of the
^cftuntry to go on at a pace conimen-
snrate with its merits.
Political platforms and even po-
Jifeal prinoiples are as the shifting
sands by the shore and unless a
definite and abiding.. assurance is
giwen that promises will be fully
mfet regarding railway construction
in the Similkameen no man, nor
"voter should assent to any pledge
that fails in an uncompromising
and strenuous advocacy of a Coast-
Kootenay railway constructed within a reasonable limit of time, and
no candidate for the riding of Similkameen should be acceptable who
is not willing to enter into a signed
agreement, one which morally and
legally Would'be as binding as pen,
ink' and paper "could make it.
The importance qf.taxaityay into
this district far outweighs any c
ditions that might necessarily hamper or hinder its early construction
therefore an open course should be
given the government as to whether the road should be state owned
or corporative. The one absolute
condition on which any representative of this riding shall take his
seat in the legislature is that, in so
far  as his  public position  is con
cerned he shall give precedence
to Coast-Kootenay railway legislation.
The hour is ripe and the man,
no doubt, will be found to fit the
occasion, now it is up to the electors
to do their duty.
As to the feasibility of the route
there*is-little, if any, diversity of
of opinion. Certain professional?
men have reported that the Hope
pass is impracticable, this of course
has to be taken with a goodly measure of'salt when one takes into
consideration the influences under
which it was made. Prospectors,
travellers, explorers and others have
asserted their belief in an easy pass
as was also a favorable report from
an exploratory survey party.
"That the future progress and prosperity of this country depends on
a railway none can dehy, and that
the provincial governments, past,
present and future, are and will be
held amenable for railway development, none can deny.
Take notice that I, Edgar E. Burr, free minei
.. rtificate No. B633S3 acting for self and agent f
James Sutherland, Chisholm Eraser freeminei
Certificate No.  B42433; Le Baron DeVeber, fr
' ' itr's certificate, N0.B69038; Frank S. Burr ff
ler's certificate, N0.B56795; Elmer A. fRalf, filer's -certificate No. B75343; and Hannibal f
ies, free miner's certificate, NoJ B63374. intet
ty days from the date hereof, to apply to tl
ling Recorder  for a Certificate of Improv
nts.   for the purpose   of obtaining a Crow
nd further take notice that action, under se
137, must be commenced before the issuam
Tiere located: Coppe
rtificate No. B57500,
Miner's certificate No. 863385, Douglas M.
French, Free Miner's certificate No. B771S2. 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
ol obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ST days from date I intend to apply
hief Commissioner of Lands and W01
ect for coal on the followi
.ted on Lindlay Creek:—
post  marked  J. C. Schu
 inds and Works
u«=uvc iu prospect for coal on the following
ibed lands, situated on Lindlay Creek
ted J. C. „
ortn-easi corner, Demg the south
J. B. Humphrey's coal claim, thence
west, 80 chains south, 80 chains east, 80
rth, back to post, containing in all 640
W. MURRAY, Agent.
Locatedjune 23,1903.
Commencing at a post marked  ]
Located June 23.1903.
sioner of, Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 40 acres of land commencing at post
- "fed UGiMl"-southeast corner, placed on
1 bank of Tulameen river, about 2% miles
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
chains north, 8
ling's coal loeatioi
TINGLEY, Locator.
i6rfh-^rtfcoVi<er of J. ]
d June 23,1903.
west, bade to post, in all 640 acres.
'fu    rtoi'-1- **&' FRENiCH, Locator.
'    '        C O. FRENCH, Agent.
Located Jufte 23,1905. ■>    >"
all 1
is havi
 _-ge Sf.Stui
of Hedley City,   in  the  County of Yale
Miner, now deceased, who died in the M.	
July, 1902 and of whose estate and effects Letters
of Administration were, on the 29th day of May,
■9°3. granted by the Supreme Court of British
particulars of the same to the undersigned, duly
verified'by statutory, declaration on or before the
ist day of July, I963/
And Notice is hereby further given that after
the last mentioned date the Administrator will
proceed to  distribute  the proceeds of the said
ing regard only to such claims of which he then
Dated at Vernon, Jui
THIRTY days after date I  intend to apply t<
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work
uescribS'lands^1'60   orcoa on    e ° °    n|
Situated on Nine Mile Creek, west of Lang'
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains west
3o chains south, and 80 chains east, back to post
Located 25th May, 1903.
Located 25th May, 1903.
3 SPENCER, Agent
S. SPENCER, Agent.
TPHIRTY days after date
1  the Chief Commissions
ibed lands:—
uate on the south bank of the Similkameei
i to apply
the following
Dougall's coal claim and running 80
Located June 11,1903.
Mineral Claim.
Take Notice that we, William Alfred Cooper
ind Alfred Joseph Cooper, Free Miners' Certifi-
:ates B54742 and B54743 respectively, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, "to-apply to the
Miningt-Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for  the  purpose  of obtaining a Crown
And further take rotice that action, under sec-
>f such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this Thirteenth day of May, A.D. 1003.
MOTICE is hereby given that the partnership
:rsigned, as hotelkeepers in the town of Hedley
mutual consent.
Dated at Hedley City this 15th day of May,
D. 1903.
Witness        )        CARL NELSON.
Steve McXav.
Copper Cliff and Copper  Bluff Mini
situate in the Similkameen   it
ion  of Yale   District.   Wher
the date hereof, to apply to the Min
corder for a Certificate of Improvements, tc
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
of such Certificates of Improvem
Dated this 29th day of April, 1
1 to apply to the Chief
•ks  for  permission to
e Nicola Division of Ya
stcoriisrofLPt 905, rv
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,1 'Agent,
iBmc ts&ysncouver, B. C.
Largest Sale in Canada j
For   Connoisseurs   Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
Sole Agents*
 July i
Hibernian's Impressions of British
Columbia Quaintly Told.
Among the commissioners on the sj
cial train to the Presbyterian General
Assembly at Vancouver, was one who
hailed from the Emerald Isle, and
had visited British Columbia a few years
before. The party was passing through
the prairie section, and was admiring the
magnificent extent of the country. "Oh
gintlemen," said he, "wait till ye
British Columbia. It's the biggest c
thry in the wurruld. Bedad av it
all sphread out flat like Manytoba and
the Territories, it would have filled the
whole of the Payceefic ocean. To find
room for British Columbia it had to be
all rowled up and humped up into great
big mountains rachin' up to the sky
And sors the mountains had to be made
mighty big to make room for all the gold
and the silver, and the lead', and the coal
and the copper, that they're fairly crack-
en' and bursten* wid. And rivers! Wait
till ye see the rivers. And the rivers
to be made in the most ginirous scale to
make room for the millions av salmon
that are crowdiq' up and wanting to settle in the intayriur av the counthry. Aud
trees! Hould an till ye see the trees.
Bedad its a nice morning walk around
the trees. And they have to climb up the
trees wid ladders to cut them down. Did
ye say fish ? Well gentlemen I heard
some mighty big fish yarns, and I'm a bit
av a Western man meself, but on me han-
ner, I couldn't lie about the fish av 1
tried. Sure they have the purtiest gurls
in the wurruld, and the roses and the
strawberries, and the hearts av the people
are all built on the rame ginirous scale.
No, sir. There's nothing small about
British Columbia.
The Eight Sort of Gentleman.
; The late Frederick Temple, the octogenarian primate of the church of England, who died last year, once gave the
following outliie of what he considered
gentlemanly conduct:
: "The man who is thoroughly unselfish
in all small thin-s, he is the man in regard of whom it is quite impossible for
you not to feel. That man is a' gentleman. Let his lank in society be what i
may, let him be ignorant of the ordirary
conventionalities of   social   intercourse,
• still, if the man be truly  self-sacrificinf,
if, in his ordinary relations with his fel-
" lows, there is true and genuine humility,
' true and genuine unselfishness, it is impossible for any man who has much to do
with him not to feel, 'That man is a-gen-
j tleman.' I don't care whether he is
learned or not, whether he is educated
or not, I don't care how ignorant he may
be or how low he may stand; I don't
care if he be ever so poor; the man who
constantly shows that he is giving himself
up for the sake of other people, thct
man is at heart, and in reality one of Nature's gentlemen, and this is the way in
• which he shows it.".
"Why Some Miners Do Not Win.
In mining the possession of ne
counts for much. The man who is not
daunted by difficulties, even it severe,
but who determines to see the thing
through in the face of obstacles, is the
man who makes a success.
It is true that many mines have paid
from the grass roots and the number of
rich mines that have not only paid their
' way from the start, but have given wealth
at the same time to their fortunate owners, is surprisingly large. The latest, and
one of the most famous of these is, of
course, the Mizpah group at Tonopah.
It made J. L- Butler and his first associates very rich, and out of the hundred
men or so who took leases on the property twenty-five or thirty made fortunes and all but five or six made money
although their leases bad only nine
months to run.
The mining man who -will first of all
choose his location wisely; examining all
the conditions carefully; the character of
the district; the record of its produ
if it has any; the advantages of location;
the proximity of fuel and water, and the
hundred other circumstances ' which
would influence any sane man emt
ing in a business, and who will then go
patiently and systematically into
work of developing his property, will
find that success will reward his efforti
in a large majority of instances. When
such a course is pursued a man can, indeed, hardly fail to succeed, for if the
mine be-a poor one he will find it or* --
early that but little time will be
He will seek another property, and by
sticking to business principles will assuredly make a success.-—Mining and
Engineering Review.
A General Banking Business
Is transacted by the Bank of Hamiltoi
It has a reserve fund of over three-fourths
of its capital. 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. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
Style, Comfort and Durability
Clothing, Top Shirts and
Hedley Meat Market,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Saddle Horses to All Points in the Simil-
Seals, Stencils, Price Markers, Printing Wheels, Numbering Machines,
Band Dating and Numbering Stamps,
,Check Perforators, Rubber Type, Printing Presses, &c, &c.
Vancouver, B. C.
i Hedley City Stored
|     A Complete New Stock of General flerchan-
2 dise always on hand,
ff Groceries, Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes; also
P Builder's  Supplies, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Wall
1 Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill  Steel,
I Harness and Saddlery.
J[ Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
If you want First Class Footwear
Insist  upon    -------
Nothing equals them for Style, Fit, Finish and Wear;
flaple Leaf and King Quality Rubbers.
Vancouver, B. C. J. LECKIE CO., Limited.
The Vancouver Breweries, in
Cascade Beer
Ginger Beer
t£ Alexandra Stout
S> Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all thefirst=
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
July :
Every Man in Similkameen Riding
Must Apply to Vote-
It should be understood by all who are
entitled to vote in the Similkameen electoral district at the forthcoming provincial elections that they must go to the
office of the collector of votes or to
r justice of the peace,
r fo
the supreme court,
registrar of titles, deputy registrar of
titles, notary public. provincial constable,
government agent, government assessor,
mining recorder, deputy mining recorder,
judge of any court, stipendiary magistrate, postmaster, postmistress or Indian
agent, as the case may.be, before whom
affidavit may be sworn, that they may
have their names placed on the voters'
list. This must be done whether the
names were on the list a month ago or
not. The redistribution bill cancelled
the'dld list, and it is now as if there were
never any voters in the district. No matter whether   a man has voted at every
i hel
in this
There will be no effect from kicking
when the election comes around and a
man finds his name is not on the list.
Only he, himself, can put il there, and
only he, himself, will be to blame if it
is not put there.
Every male British subject of the full
age of twenty-one years, who has resided
in British Columbia for a year and in the
polling district for two months immediately preceding the time he makes application, and against whom there is not
any act in force in the province (Indians,
Chinese, Japanese) is entitled to be reg-
Just Opened
First Class Dining Room
:tra of the British Columbia Ga-
:ently issued announces that the
tion of voters on the new provin^
! would cease from and after Fri-
until after the courts of]
will be held in the var
:ricts on Monday, Aug-
lay, August iitl
dus electoral di
The kiss: A kiss is a peculiar proposition. Of no use to one, yet absolute
bliss to two. The small boy gets i
nothing, the young man has to ste
and the old man has to buy it. The
baby's right and the lover's privilege,
the hypocrite's mask. To a young gir
faith; to a married woman, hope; and to
an old maid, charity.—Nashville Ban
Subscribe for the Star , only $2
per annum.
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
Newly HIM
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 for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
Hotel I Jackson
~-^wv~The Leading HoteU-^w^
This Hotel, having
passed into new manage=
ment, will be found first
class in every depart=
ment.       *^ r>
Hot and Cold Water
Baths.     «"* «"*
Good Stables
Hotel I Jackson
Princeton, B*C.
Canada to be Well Represented in
Fisheries and Forestry.
St Louis, Mo., July 3.—"Canada will
take part in the Louisiana Purchase Exposition as a nation." Such was the
answer given by Sir Wilfrid Laurier, premier of Canada, from his seat in tte
House of Commons to an inquiry made
to the government by one of the members of Parliament.
The news just received from Ottawa is
to the effect that extensive preparations
are being made to show to the world the
immense resources possessed by our
neighbors to the north.
Canada has grown and prospered wonderfully during the last decade. Its
trade has increased to enormous proportions. Its crops have been such as to
merit for Canada abroad the titie of
"granary of the world." Its mines and
ore fields, particularly those of Nova
Scotia, British Columbia and Cape Breton, have been developed in such a way
as to set dreaming the most pessimistic
and it is now generally concaded that the
finest jewel in Great Britain's crown can
more tha<ji supply its home market for
minerals, while it exports annually millions worth of grain, fish, lumber and
Of the industries based upon natural
resources the fisheries rank second in
Canada. Canada has over 5,600 miles of
sea coast, in -addition to inland seas, innumerable lakes and   a great number of
The sea, inshore and inland fisheries:
of Canadn furnish cod, mackerel, haddock, halibut, herring, -hake, ling, salmon, shad, striped and black
bass, smelt, lake trout and brook trout,
msskinonge, white fish, sturgeon, pike,
perch, eels, and gold-eye, besides oysters, lobsters, seals, whales and walrus.
The richest whaling regions in the
. world are said to exist in the Hudson
Bay and Arctic regions of Canada.
The Pacific coast fisheries furnish halibut, black cod, oolachan, anchovy, herring, smelt, and many species of salmon
and trout. The salmon of British Columbia are worth over $5,000,000 annually
and the total yield of the fisheries of this
province1 exceeds $6,000,000.
Lumbering ranks third among the extractive industries of Canada, and the
forest wealth is very great. There are
123 species of trees grown in Canada,94
occurring east of the Rocky mountains,
and 29 on the Pacific coast.
British Columbia is thought to possess
the greatest compact reserve of timber
in the world. The wooded area is estimated at 285,000 square miles and includes many kinds of timber. The Douglas fir is the show tree of Canada and of
British Columbia in particular.
The forests of Canada contain pine,
spruce, hemlock, tamarac, maple, beech,
birch, butternut, hickory, bass wood, etc.
In 1899 the capital invested in the pulp
mills of Canada alone was about #15,000,-
000. The capacity of the mills was over
1200 tons per day. The value of the
forest products in 1901 was nearly $33,-
000,000, and the total must have been at
least three times that amount.
It will readily be seen that, indeed,
Canada has something to show and it will
be a universal surprise as regards something we are all supposed to know a
little at least.
Wm. Hutchinson, Canadian exposition
commissioner, isjust back in Ottawa from
Japan where he represented Canada at
the Osaka Exposition. Mr. Hutchinson's trip to Japan is certain to be of
considerable future benefit to Canada
and already trial shipents of wheat and
flour have been made to this country.
The Canadian Commissioner is now
engaged in making preparations for the
World's Fair at St. Louis. On his way
home from Vancouver to Ottawa he made
preliminary arrangements for a thoroughly representative exhibit of the
timber, fisheries and mining industries of
Canada. British Columbia will furnish
the forest monster and an efiort will be
made to obtain the largest and longest
piece of Douglas fir ever shown.
The salmon canning industry and the
numberless kinds of fish from the Pacific
coast will be well represented at the
Exposition in St. Louis. Canada1 is second to none in her natural resources and
her showing of next year will well prove
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Size of Lots 50x100
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Terms: 1-3 Cash;
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
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