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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; 144 Miles to Vancouver.
Vol. iv.   No. 28.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1903.
$2 a Year.
HEDLEY IS BOOMING
NICKEL PLATE MINE
Great Construction Works in
Progress—Water the Motive Power—Laborers
Few, "Harvest"
is Ready.
No one, without a visit to Hedley City
could have even an approximate idea ofl
the amount of work done and yet
accomplished in connection with the
Daly Reduction Co. and the Yale Mining
Co., conjointly and popularly known a:
the "Nickel Plate." A tramway reach
ing to the mines, some four miles distant
with an ascent of nearly a iooo feet per
mile and a flume tapping 20-Mile creek
two miles upwards from the mill are by
far the largest works of the kind in the
Similkameen.
Tunnelling through
bluff, along vertical banks, threading
way over precipice and gulch the flume
is a triumph of engineering skill over
rugged nature. The tramway route offered no less physical resistance to the
builders than did that ot the flume, yet
one can see in both the all-conquering
power of mind over matter.
Genius, money and well-aimed energy
have had full play in the development of
the mine and in the construction works
now being carried on at Hedley. The
buildings and plant give the observer an
impression of that stability and permanency which are lacking in a purely experimental undertaking.
The Nickel Plate is a free-milling gold
proposition which carries other elements of value to be treated as the smelter
is erected. On the plateau adjoining the
Hedley townsite and which was until
cently an Indian reserve, it is proposed
to erect a large smelter. An unforeseen
difficulty in the negotiations for the land
for the smelter has arisen (to which the
Stab, may refer in a future isssue)
which has delayed plans and work
the structure.
The chief of staff, M. K. Rogers,
a C.E. of some years service with Jas. J.
Hill the railway king and dealer in fine
old stocks and securities. Mr. Rogers is
a man of most exemplary life and character, taciturn, yet ready in good works,
. he has the respect of all. Others of the
staff are: Wesley Rogers, C.E., P.Jones,
mine superintendent; J. McNally, chief I
of construction; W. A. McLean, overseer; S. L. Smith, chief accountant;
Frank Bragg, storekeeper.
An idea of the enormous expense in
the building and installation of the ore
mill may be had from the fact that the
nearest railroad, over which all the ma
chinery came is some two hundred mi es
distant. Prom there it is transferred to a
small steamer of very limited cargo space,
and landed at Penticton, thence brought
on four and six-horse freight wagons to
Hedley City at $n average rate of a cent
per pound for this distance of fifty miles.
Some of the pieces of machinery weigh
up to 13,000 pounds and the stamp-mills,
known to freighters as "Rogers' pianos,"
eight in all, averaged about four tons
each. These, with supplies for a hundred
men, tramway material and mining
piemen ts hauled over a mountainous road
always in bad condition and heavy grades,
will give the eastern reader a faint idea
of the huge aggregate in cost and difficulties encountered in the primitive
stages of mining in the wild west. The
conservative business methods of the
general manager, Mr. Rogers, preclude
the possibility of knowing the cost tc
date, however, expert estimate places il
at not less than $1,500,000, which includes bonding liabilities. But the mine
warrants the expense and that is the desideratum in all business ventures.
Hedley City is the liveliest town of its
size in the interior. Its hotels are always
full, and, qs in the case of the Commercial, an annex has been found hardly
adequate for the demands upon this popular hostelry. There are two excellent
general stores, in one of which, Mr.
Schubert's, is the post office. There is a
first class butcher shop conducted by
Messrs. Edmonds & Cawston, a livery
and feed stable run by Fred. Revely
drug store and all the other businesses
usually found in a bustling mining camp.
Good sidewalks have been laid and a
lot of street improvements made by the
townsite company of which C. Oliver
is the energetic resident manager.
A fine hotel is now under construction at a cost of $15,000, and a large residence for M. K. Rogers has been completed.
Princeton looks with no jealous eye on
the success of Hedley but rather glories
in her sister's welfare and prosperity and
sends a hearty Godspeed to all who try
their fortunes there. Nobody doubts j
that the Nickel Plate will become one of
the historic mines of this country in
phenomenal wealth, and no one doubts
that there are others in the nearer vicinity of Princeton equally as rich. Hence,
working of the Nickel Plate will be
incentive to capital and hasten that
essential to the development of the Similkameen—a railroad.
Jack McDonald, "Podunk" Davis and
Tom Sloan left for the coast via Hope
mountains last Sunday.
Mrs. Schisler, who has been ill for
some time, has quite recovered, to the
evident delight of her many friends.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., is very busy in
his office at present, his field work having
been so pressing as to leave him little
leisure.
LOCAL PARAGRAPHS
THE PASSING 'SHOW
Brief Notes of Current Events
—Fine Weather for Rancher or Prospector—Spokane Man Seeking Coal.
To the many inquiries from abroad received at this office regarding the Similkameen the well-meant hint is thrown
out that "seeing is believing."    Come
A leader for the Liberal party anc I
brand-new premier for the Conservatives
will complete the war footing of both
parties for the approaching
Thursday,   the 26th  day of November
Bom—The wife of D. J. White, Penticton, on the 17th inst., of a daughti
Wm. Kearns, a young man of powerful physique living near Fairview, was
injured in an athletic contest that his life
is despaired of and his removal to Vernon hospital made necessary.
The fine weather of late has enabled
ranchers to finish their vegetable and
grain-hay harvest which had been d<
layed by unusually excessive rains.  Pass
ers-by could not have failed to notice
great quantities of "murphies" at Hugh
Hunter's ranch   and also at the Indi
Reserve and J. Bromley's.   Unlike mi
mining camps  all  the  vegetables and
most of the   fruit can be grown on tl
spot for the Princeton market.   Fortum
await the ranchers here as soon as tl
mines begin to ship which is contingent
on the arrival of the "iron horse.1
Some correspondence of
tive turn, offspring of the recent elections
in the Similkameen, has been sent to the
Star for publication. In the conduct of
a paper it is not all "grist that
the mill," therefore, as no good purpose
would be served by publishing these communications, their acceptance is respectfully declined.
Autumn, with its sweet and bracing air,
its beautifully   tinted leaf of tree  and
shrub, and velvety lawn of hill and dale,
make a scene in and around Princeton
that could not fail of being the painter's
delight.   There are some very fine views
for the camera or brush at any time of
the year here but the difficulties of transportation no doubt deter artists as well as
settlers from coming here.
Jack Budd and Howard Aldous arrived
1 over the Hope trail on Tuesday last
Coal boring operations by the Vermil-
m Forks Mining and Development Co.
have been suspended for the winter, the
machine having been housed until spring
when further tests will be made.    It is
understood that the season's work has
been very encouraging, details of which
will probably be published later.
W, Blakemore, C.E., is expected in
from Nelson at any time in connection
with his extensive coal interests here.
Messrs. Stevenson, Gwin and Walnl-
sley left yesterday for the tableland lying
between Otter Flat and Hope summit.
This is their fourth prospecting trip to
this region this summer and at each visit
they were further confirmed in the belief
that there is "any amount" of hidden
wealth there. They expect to be back in
eight days.
J. and F. Gladdin have returned from
their prospecting trip begun a month
ago. They are pleased with the results
and will make further explorations if the
weather continues fine.
Religious services will be conducted in
the school house Sunday evening at 7
p.m. by the Rev. Mr. Pleming of Hedley.
George Cook, of Vancouver/ is visiting
his sister, Mrs. G. Aldous, of the Hotel
Tulameen.
Sanson French and Pete Johnson,
armed cap-a-pie, have gone on a goose-
hunting sally towards Aspen Grove.
They expect to produce on return evidence of not having been on a "wild
goose chase."
The president of the D.D's desires to
publicly express thanks to the ladies who
so kindly assisted at the musicale last
week. It is intended to present some of
the choicer melodramatic plays at an
early date to be subsequently interlarded
with opera-bouffe.
P. Mertley and Gus Spearing came
down from the Cousin Jack Monday and
are about to close the deal for a claim
adjoining that mine.
W. J. Lawrence of the tourist hotel at
Summerland, was in Princeton Tuesday.
He reports business good and the travelling trade increasing all the time.
Will be a Coal Baron.
W. M. Dean of Spokane, Wash., was in
Princeton Monday and Tuesday on a
business visit. He had never seen Prince-
before. He has gone home rejoicing
and will induce his friends and relatives
to invest in the minerals, principally coal,
of this country. He has a nominal interest in the North Princeton townsite
but for investment he has a penchant for
coal, just black coal. Mr. Dean says he
aw more indications of coal and the real
'stuff1' outcropped, in this section than
ever before and he has lived in coal regions in the states. He states that there
is a barrel of money in Spokane awaiting
investment in good steam coal as soon as
there is a reasonable certainty of transportation here. He has been associated
with the Great Northern in some large
contracts and is an alderman of the city
of Spokane. Mr. Dean will return after
cosulting his colleagues in Spokane and
will then, if nothing intervenes, close the
deal for twelve coal townships bordering
on Nine-mile creek.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
October 2AM&9P3
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
- Princeton, B. C. —
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. E. Howse, Manager.
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THE GAME OF ^FREEZE-OUT '
.. . To take a backward view of the
past is the wise and profitable act
of every well-balanced man or community. It is from the past that
experience, the greatest of all teachers, gives the chart for future guidance through the sinuous channels
which all of life's mariners have to
sail. The careful skipper on the
bridge of his ship more often gets
his bearings from astern and port
or starboard than from a bow observation. The future historian of
the Similkameen district will not
be far astray in referring to the
present business depression in
Princeton as the '' midnight of our
dark dayg."    At no period of its
^existence has there been such discouraging influences at work in
•delaying progress of this great mineral section.
Looking back to the time of the
first discovery of gold, some forty
years, ago, there has been so little
progress in comparison with the
vast possibilities of the country
that it is scarcely worth taking into
account. The influx of thousands
of miners in later gold excitements
gave the country a more than continental fame. Placer mining was
the only industry of the country
up to seven or eight years ago, then
the presence of great ore bodies rich
in quite all the more valuable metals was made known by the persevering prospector, the immense coal
areas were unknown until very recent years and the dawn of agricu -
ture here only came as the murky
clouds of prejudice and unbelief
rolled away.
The inexhaustible resources of
the country are known wherever
the Anglo-Saxon has trod or the
English language spoken. Experts
have been here from every financial
' centre on the continent and in the
Old Country, all of whom gave expression to an unqualified belief in
the wealth and extent of the mineral deposits. The story of the
Similkameen has been repeated over
and over by the press of two hemispheres until it is well nigh stereotyped in the minds of readers.
Wherefore, then is all this delay and
agonizing suspense in the advance
ment and development of the Similkameen? That question is ot
every man's tongue.
In retrospect one can see the
great game of "freeze-out" begun
some dozen years ago by the huge
railway octopus in association with
political accomplices to keep out all
competition to its monopoly. Up
to the present time, by injunctions
a-plenty and by preventing necessary legislation there has not been
a competitive line of railway built
to the Similkameen, nor is there
much hope of one under present
political conditions. The next step
in the frigid game is to be rid of the
poor mine owner. By withholc -
ing transportation the millions of
tons of ore now in sight is as f
it were  not.     The prospector  and
ne holder cannot live on wind so
they slough off their interests to
any person who will buy the properties. These properties drift into
the hands of paid emissaries of rai -
way officials who, because of their
position are in possession of knowledge regarding railway projects
which is denied the outside man.
Thus the game of "freeze-out"
goes on. The railway monopolist
with the aid of the political grafter,
practically have this country by the
throat, just as they have a certain
coast city. Every move to induce
a railway to come into the Similkameen has been checkmated. The
only solution of the deadlock lies
with the federal and provincial governments both of which have it in
their power to construct without
let or hindrance.
The trouble,  in great part, has
isen from the fact that in the past
the claims of the Similkameen have
never been enforced upon the governments. There has been no
champion found among the legislative representatives of the district
who would try to remove the obstacles to our progress. Other districts have telephone and telegraphic
facilities, public roads to order, and
as in the case of the Windermere
district a railroad is to be built
with a Dominion subsidy to connect
it with Golden, said railroad parallels a navigable river and a first
class trunk road for the whole distance. The Similkameen offers
many fold greater, inducements for
a railroad than the above named
district yet there is neither railwaj,
decent highway, nor a navigable
river.
Not one farthing has been spent
in the actual construction of a yard
of road in this district during the
year and this the greatest revenue-
producing district in proportion to
population in the whole province.
There are three roads of imperative
necessity to be built, viz : The Aspen Grove road, the Copper mountain road and the trunk road to
Hope begun some years ago and
dropped after   some  twenty miles
had been made. Thesd£bads should
have been built years ago. Just
now their construction would be a
boon and a blessing to Princeton
and add greatly to the popularity of
the government undertaking it.
Profiting' by&the .mistakes of the
past in utilizing them as beacons
and lights to warn off the rocks and
shoals of the future, let not courage
flag nor hope wane, for "every
cloud has its silver lining" and
the darkest hour precedes the
dawn," and Princeton as well as
other places will yet reap the full
reward of patience and long-suffering and bask in the sunshine of
prosperity.
Dissolution of Partnership
e at Otter Flat
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a license to prospect for coal on the following
indoneast bank of Cedar creek, in
a division of Yale district) marked
A. S. Jackson's coal claim,
west, 80 chains north, to place of
ent. A. S. Jackson, Locator
•r Flat, Oct. 4th, 1903.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply to
ihe Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
or a license to prospect for coal on the following
escribed lands:
Commencing at a stake marked N.E. corner
V. C. Lyall's coal claim,
Dated Otter Flat, Oct. 4
NOTICE.
mining  division of Yale district
ated: On Kennedy mountain,
that I, F. W. Groves,, free miner'
B72044 acting for myself and Joh:
■s from the date hereof, to abply t
ion 37 must be commenced before the
>f such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 3rd day of October, 1003.
NOTICE.
of improvements, for the purpose of ob-
enced before the issuance
' STEVENSON.
NOTICE.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to th<
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works foi
n all about 640 acres.
Located Sept. 10th 1903.
NOTICE.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to th.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works fo
described lands:
Joining J. A. Mohr's claim on the north. Com
back to inilial post, in all about 640 acres.
C. G. Mohr, Locator,   !
J. A. Mohr, Agt.
Located Sept. 10th 1903.
NOTICE.
Thirty flays after date I intend to apply to the
* Chief Commissioner of LandaJ&tid Works for
ipect for coal on the following
Located Sept. 10th 1903.
NOTICE.
 of Lands and Works  for   __
purchase 640 acres of mountain pasture Ian
described as follows: commencing at a po:
marked.F.A.H's S.W. corner, thence north   i
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
1 ~ date I intend to apply to the. Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for' peifpiission to
640 acres of mountain pasture land,
Nicola, Aug. 7, 1903.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands :—
Commencing at the N.W. corner post of Princeton townsite, situated about a half mile from
Princeton on the south side of the Tulameen
So chains west, 80chains s
Dated Princeton,
NOTICE.
TTHIRTY days from date I intend to apply tc
1 the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
license to prospect for coal on the following
.11640 acres. ' To be known as the J   A. Gilker
Dated Princeton, Sept. 29,1903.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Wcrks
or a license to prospect for coal on the following
And running 80chains north, 80 chains west, 80
ihains south, 80   chains east, to   point  of com-
ess.    To be known  as  the  J. a. Gibson coal
:laim. W. C. McLean, Locator,
Dated Princeton, Sept. 29,1003.
F.W. GROVES,
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL UND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
TICHLTPS
Myrtle
Navy
Tobacco j*
Largest Sale in Canada \
 October 24, 1903.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Rev. Mr. Pleming came up from Hed
ley Friday on his bike in three hours, going on to Granite creek today.
Seventy degrees in the shade on Tuesday. Indian summer has many charms.
May it linger long.
"Smoky" Chisholm and P. Burns came
in Tuesday from Aspen Grove to sell a
few coal claims and do a little painting
for the town after which they "wandered
back again."
There were some loud screeches in the
zoo the other day when the owl-eyed
lynx slipped his chain and made a grab
for a lady's portmonnaie. The lady's
companion jumped on the woodpile and
gave such an unearthly yell that it woke
Jim Beatty up who came out and lassooed
the brute. Thar'll be trouble with that
'link' yet and Tuck '11 have to put up
damages.
Judge Spinks of Vernon, who usually
holds court here, is announced to be
married soon.
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.   •
17. H* ROGERS
M.A., B.C.I,.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc*
Hedley, B.C.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C.
NOTICE.
1     the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work!
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
nmencing at an  initial  post   planted  at
[ley's S.E. corner, [L 406] thence south 40
chai
3, thence
e of
THOMAS H. PARR, Locator.
DOMINION ELECTIONS.
Tale-Cariboo Electoral District.
1SDAY,' C
Grand Forks, Greenwood, Sin:
fan, Kamloops, Yale, Lillooet
elegate will be appointed f
be by del-
j, Okana-
t only accredited deli
j>te.
*. ROBINSON,
NOTICE.
McF
Take notice that I, Sydney R. Almond, ac
as agent for the other owners and myself:   	
John A.  Cairns,   free miner's  certificate No. B
No. B72028and Sydney R. Almond, free minei
certificate No. B74427, intend, sixty days from tl
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder fi
n grant of the above claim.
d further take noti
37, must be comme
ch certificate of ir
e the:
TO THE PUBLIC
lent or authorized agent.
HILTON KEITH,
The Similkameen Co., L't'd.
Secretary.
Vancouver, B.C., 16th Sept., 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
NOTICE.
C. O. FRENCH, Age
Located Sept. 23,1903.
corner, of D. M. French's coal clain
ing east eighty chains, south eighty cl
eighty chains, north eighty chains, b(
Located Sept. 23,1903.
i L. F
post about 3 miles north oi
NOTICE.
:laim.
ad furtner taKe not
37, must be comm.
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A Complete New Stock of General flerchan-
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Groceries, Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes; also
Builder's Supplies, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Wall
Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill Steel,
Harness and Saddlery.
Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
J. A. SCHUBERT.
Wood, Vallance & Leggat, Ltd.,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Miners', 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.
MURALO WALL FINISH.
This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its durability, prettyjtints, and the easy mode of mixing and applying. Put up in 23 beautiful
shades and white. Ask your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
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Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
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BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
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Ginger Beer
*£ Alexandra Stout
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For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first-
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If you want First Class Footwear
Insist upon   -------
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Flaple Leaf and King Quality Rubbers.
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 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
October 24, 1903
"AS OTHEBS SEE US."
Ledger's 'Good Words' for the Similkameen Valley.
While the Star does not always see
"eye to eye" with the Vancouver Ledger
on some public questions yet it is heartily
in accord with and fully appreciative of
its efforts to give the Similkameen valley
its meed of commendation relative to its
great resources in mineral and as a tourist's resort. The Ledger has a cut of the
picturesque town of Princeton and letterpress, in all about two columns of valuable space devoted to this district. Other
coast papers might well imitate the Ledger in the foregoing thus drawing the
Similkameen and Vancouver together in
the bonds of business and good will.
The Ledger says in part:
"If you want a pleasant outing for a
month now is the time to take a train to
Spence's bridge. From that point take
Clark & Stewart's stage for Nicola and
the Similkameen. Nicola is well classed
as the garden spot of British Columbia.
Its cattle ranges, its coal measures, its
splendid farming resources and its mines
make, so far as nature can, a rich country. ' No one can complain of any scarcity of game in any part of the Nicola or
Similkameen country.
From Nicola to Princeton, some sixty
miles, is, under favorable conditions, a
beautiful drive, .and the country around
the town of Princeton is rich in mineral
and agriculture.
The early building of a railway from
the Similkameen to Vancouver is most
earnestly desired by all well wishers ofl
the province. It will add wonderfully
the prosperity of Vancouver and Victoria
if brought in direct communication by
rail with the coast cities.
At Princeton there are good hotels.
It is a pleasant, wide-awake little town
that will some day put on city airs
cannot be that the great Similkameen
country will be closed much longi
the world, and when a railroad is built
look out for Princeton and see it grow.
Bellows—Does your daughter play
the piano ?   Old Farmer (in tones of deep
disgust)—No, sir.     She   works   o
pounds on it, rakes it, scrapes it, jumps
on it, and rolls over on it; but thi
no play about it, sir.
Doctor—Do I think I can cure your
catarrh ? Why, I'm sure of it. Patient
—So you are very familiar with the disease ? Doctor—I should say so! I've
had it myself all my life.
"They're saying you're jus like all the
other members of the House " remarked
the newly elected legislator's close friend.
"They say you have yourprice." "That's
a lie," declared the new member. "I
thought so." "Yes, I haven't got it yet,
but I have hopes."
Just Opened
COMMERCIAL
HOTEL
First Class Dining Room
Newly Fine*
Hedley
City
Good Beds
 No Chinese Employed	
'"BEST BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS jpf
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
Hotel Tulameen
The Largest and Most Homelike Hotel in Princeton is now
open for the travelling public.
Our bar is stocked with the
Best of Wines, Liquors and
Cigars. Special efforts will be
made in the Cullinary Department, and tables will be furnished with the best the market
affords.
PRINCETON,  B. C.
GEO. W. ALDOUS, Prop.
GOOD H^ND
at criticizing
aOga^
WILL ALWAYS
/^ONTRtAU*
DRIARD HOTEL
NICOLA LAKE
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 andCigars.
TELEPHONE- BATH.
Headquartersifor Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
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Hotel * Jackson
-~w>^The Leading Hotel-~w^
This Hotel, having
passed into new manage-
ment, will be found first
class in every department.      ** *"*
Hot and Cold Water
Baths.     «* «■*
Good Stables
Hotel - Jackson
Princeton, B.C.
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 October 24, 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
CANADA'S  GBOWTH.
Great Increase in Railway Earnings
and Expenses.
The following interesting facts are
gleaned from the last statistical year
book of Canada and printed with appropriate comments by the Financial News
of London :
In the statistical summary of the Dominion from July I, 1867, to June 30,
1902, it is shown that the revenue and
expenditure for the first-named year were
$13,698,000 and $13,486,000, whereas now
they amount to $58,051,000 and $50,759,-
respectively. The value of the exports
has risen from $57,568,000 to $211,640,
whilst the imports, which figured at $73,-
459,000 in 1867, now aggregate $212,270,-
000. As regards the railway systi
the Dominion, with which we are chiefly
interested, the miles in operatioi
were 2,269, while by the middle of 1902
the mileage was 18,714.   The total capi-
>o of
which $328,135,000 is represented by
dinary share capital, $132,267,000 by
reference, and $404,807,000 by bonded
debt, while the balance is mainly deri'
from aid granted by the Dominion and
Provincial governments. Comparing the
year ended June 30, 1902, with the previous twelve months, it is shown that the
train mileage at 55,720,856 was nearly
1,400,000 miles more, while 2,300,00c
more passengers were carried, and 5,377.-
000 additional tons of freight handled,
the total as regards the last two items
being 20,680,000 passengers and 42,376,-
000 tons of freight. The gross earnings
were $83,666,000 as against $72,898,000
for 1900-01, while expenses rose from $50,-
368,000 to $57,343,000. The proportion
of expenses to receipts thus decreased
from 69.06 per cent, to 68.64 per
In respect to the gross revenue of the
year 1901-02, passenger traffic contribu-
tad $22,600,000 and freight $53,987,000,
while the earnings per train mile were
150.13 cents. The Canadian Pacific system naturally had the largest revenue—
viz., $36,867,000 while the Grand Trunk
came next with $22,212,000, followed
next by the Canada Southern with $5,
151 000. The expenses on the Canadian
Pacific came to, $22,823,000, on the Grand
Trunk to $14,397,000, on the Canads
Southern to $4,672,000, and on the Can
aia Atlantic, etc., $1,248,000. The re
ceipts of the government railways wen
as follows : Intercolonial $5,671,000, and
Prince Edward Island, $198,000, while
the expenses were $5,574,000and $270,000
respectively. The total net income
1901-2 was thus $26,323,000, against $2
530,000 for the previous twelve months—
a very material improvement.
Similkameen Election Returns.
The official returns of the election i
Similkameen riding give Mr. Shatford
majority of 66, as the following tabular
statement fully affirms :
Shatford. McLean
Camp McKinney 27 19
Rock Creek 13 .   19
Fairview 47 31
West Fork  8 10
Sidley 13 20
Hedley City 44 40
Princeton 43 19
Granite   7 1
Otter Lake  9 5
Keremeos 20 11
Olalla 17 13
Nickel Plate Mine  5 11
Beaverdell 14 4
Okanagan Falls (maj.).. 2
269 203
Majority for Shatford (Cons.) 66.
"The lady next door is celebrating her
golden wedding." "Married fifty years?5
"No—times !"—Puck.
NOTICE.
1: Summit Camp.
 at Frank Lambert, free m
No. B77121, intend, sixty days fro:
nt of the above claim,
tice that action, under so
enced before the issuanc
;>f September, A.D. 1903.
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Seals, Stencils, Price Markers, Printing Wheels, Numbering Machines,
Band Dating and Numbering Stamps,
Check Perforators, Eubber Type, Printing Presses, &c, &c.
FRANKLIN STAHP WORKS,
Vancouver, B C.
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Lines
WE ARE EXCLUSIVELY
SHOEMAKERS
AND CAN GUARANTEE
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IN FOOTWEAR
MANUFACTURED
BY US.
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PRINCETON
Fall & Winier
GOODS
A FULL STOCK OF
For   Connoisseurs  Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
F.P.RITBET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
Blankets
Flannelette Sheets
Wool and Fleece=lined Underwear
Tweed and Wool Overshirts
Socks, Mitts and Gloves
Our   Stock of   Staple and
Fancy Groceries is
Complete
1     11       St" 1     1     £
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN   'STAR
October 24, 1903
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PRESENT PRICES OF
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From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot.^e^t
Size of Lots 50x100
Ft. and 33x100 Ft.
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
Bal* 3 and 6 months,,
with interest at 6 per
cent, per annum. b|
Government Head-
quarters For the Similkameen District
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River, Upper Tulameen and Aspen Grove^
FINE CLIMATE
and pure WATER
ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM
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ERNEST  WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION   FORKS
MINING_AND DEVELOPMENT CO.

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