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 SIMIUAW
Vol. iv.   No. 12.
PRINCETON, SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1903.
$2 a Year.
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Brief News Notes of Local
and Personal Import.
Wm. J. Twiss, of Kaslo, the energetic
agent of the Mutual Life Insurance C(
of Canada spent a few days in town thi
week. The enterprising company M:
Twiss represents is pushing its busines
in all parts of the west.
Messrs. Pouwels and Spearing have
finished assessment work on thelnter-
'national and Constitutional group or
Boulder creek for A. Klockman of Spo
Ben Baker was down Sunday from
CMacIntosh camp on Five-Mile creek.
Rob't Stevenson was a visitor to Hedley on Sunday last.
W. G. Murray, of Nicola Lake, stopped
a few days here this week on his way to
' Fairview.
Messrs. Burr and Jones are back this
week from Aspen Grove, where they
have been doing assessment work on the
Hit or Miss and Copper King claims.
L. G. Barron, of Walla Walla, came in
on Saturday's stage and will remain in
this district for a month or more. Mr.
Barron is the owner of a half interest in
the Jennie Silkman claim on Copper
mountain, well known as one of the
banner properties of that camp.
C. Chrisfield and W. P. Scruby have
gone to Tout creek on Okanagan la!
They will do a little prospecting on their
cross country journey and expect to return here in the autumn.
Miss Whillans left for Edmonton on
Tuesday morning accompanied by Dr.
and Mrs. Whillans as far as Twenty-Mile.
At Vernon Miss Whillans will write in
the teachers' examination conducted by
Mr. Gordon, public school inspector.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., left for Hedley
on Friday to do some surveying for
"Louis Hedlund.
L. G. Barron of Walla Walla, Wash.,
accompanied by D. O. and Thos. Day,
•went up to Copper mountain on Friday
to look over a number of properties there.
Chas. F. Law of Vancouver, who is
largely interested in Nicola coal and is
also the owner of some excellent copper-
gold properties on Bear creek, came in
as far as Otter Flat on last Saturday's
stage. Mr. Law is ' having a trail cut
from the wagon road to his claims.
-L. W. Shatford, accompanied by S.
Mangott, drove in on Saturday last from
Aspen Grove and left the next morning
for Fairview. While at Aspen Grove
Mr. Shatford was taken sick and compelled to go to the hospital at Nicola lake
for a few days.
A. F. Gwin and Robert Stevenson left
today to examine the "Lost Mine" up
the Tulameen in the Hop<
Mr. Stevenson will return in a few days.
Mr. Gwin will go through to the coast
over the Hope trail. Mr. Gwin has received assurances from different parties
that 500 tons of ore will be forthcoming
daily as soon as a smelter is constructed.
He will return here in the course of a
month or six weeks.
Born—On One-Mile creek, June 26th,
the wife of F. H. Oelrich, of a son.
W. S. and Max Wilson are getting together a band of horses which they intend di posing of on the outside. They
have succeeded in purchasing some of
the finest horses in the district and should
find ready sale for them.
Jas. Hislop, P.L.S., was out this week
surveying Arthur Reith's ranch on Five-
Mile creek.
George E. Winkler, for the past year
and a half associated with the Star, resigns his position today. Mr. Winkler
has won the true regard of many friends
and fellow citizens, all of whom expres
the sincere wish that success may attend
him whither he goes. During Mr. Hunter's absence at Ottawa Mr. Winkler will
perform the duties of government agent.
Olaf Rehn, who is engaged on Mr.
Peterson's ranch, reports the crops as
looking fine. On Monday there was a
slight frost but no damage was done of |
any account.
G. W. Aldous, on behalf of the sports
committee extends hearty thanks to the
citizens of Princeton and vicinity for
their presence and patronage on Dominion day, also to the secretary-treasurei
and the iudges for having performed their
onerous duties in. a pleasant and very
satisfactory manner.
W. B. Willoughby of the Mammoth
Lodes Mining Co., ot Portland, Ore.,
owning properties in Voigt camp, Copper mountain, came in on Friday via
Penticton and purposes spending some
little time in this section. Mr. Willoughby has successfully developed a
number of mines in Oregon.
W. A. Davis, popularly known as'"Podunk," came in over the Hope trail early
in the week from Vancouver.
A Trifle Slow.
Says the Phoenix Pioneer : " It is fair
to presume that the annual report of the
minister of mines is at last distributed
to a breathless public. What matters it
to the officials who take six or eight
months to get it out that it is ancient history by the time it is in hand—it made a
good job for the government printing
office, to which it is a credit mechanically.
It is to be hoped that the McBride government will put a stop to this farce of
having reports issued many months late.
Possibly a type-setting machine or two in
the government office—the same as those
used at Ottawa—would help matters to
some extent. At any rate the government office would not be behind the
times in facilities."
POLITICAL   POSSIBLES
Forecast  of the Probable
Political Candidates.
The new   voters'   lists   will close
August 16th and the cour
will be held August 31st.   This is taken
as an indication that the elections will
be on sometime in September or October.
It appears to be fairly well settled that
L. W. Shatford of Fairview will be offe
ed the Conservative nomination in this
riding, but who the Liberal nomit
be is still doubtful. F. H. Latimer
is the latest mentioned candidate for the
honor. He is a civil engineer, assayei
and provincial land surveyor. He lived
at Vernon a number of years but is n
a resident in this constituency.
Princeton people do not appear to hi
many party predilections and are waiti
to size up the platforms and
before going strong in any particular direction. In the past this place has
usually gone heavily one way or the other
and should the eastern end of the riding
split at all even Princeton is likely to
have the deciding voice. Let the candi
dates look to their laurels as flabby poll
cies will get little consideration here.
This end of the riding demands a particularly strong stand on the railway question by the candidate seeking its franchises.
A Natural Riffle.
Barr Hall picked up a piece of float
the Similkameen river this week which
is quite a curiosity. It Is a piece of
glomerate containing bands of rock of
differing degrees of hardness. The softer
layers of the piece have worn down considerably and left the hard parts project
ing. In the succession of crevices thus
formed the water has deposited native
gold and platinum.
Dominion Day.
Although the crowd was smaller than
usual on account of Fairview celebrating the same day, visitors to Princeton,
Wednesday, July ist had a very enjoyable time the events passing of smoothly
under the management off the committee
of arrangements, composed of Geo. W.
Aldous,, C. O. French and Neil Hender-
A little fall of rain in the morning
threatened to spoil the day, but the
weather cleared about 10:30 a.m. and the
program was proceeded with.
Following is a list of the prize winners:
Boys' race—ist, Howard Aldous; 2nd,
Irwin McMullen. 100 yards, foot race—
ist, H. W. Harding; 2nd, Vic. Ryder.
Potato race—ist, H. W. Harding, Sack
race—ist, Vic. Ryder, 2nd, H. W. Harding. Old Man's race—ist A. D. Worgan; 2nd, J.Jacobs. Three-legged race—
ist, Ryder and Thomas. High jump, ist,
Vic. Ryder; 2nd, H. W. Harding.   Cow
boy race—ist, A. Allison; 2nd, C. Summers. X Mile open—ist, Indian Saul;
2nd, Chas. Allison. Prospector's race—
ist, Bert Thomas; 2nd. W. Chisholm.
% Mile pony race—ist, C. Allison; 2nd,
C. Summers. Klootchman's race—ist,
Nicola Klootch; 2nd, Mrs. Lee Lee. %
Mile saddle horse race—ist, C. Allison;
2nd, W. Chisholm. Girl's foot race— ist,
Ruby McMullen; 2nd, Myrtle Schisler.
Several of the horse races were closely
contested, the ]i mile open and the prospector's race   being particularly close
ting.
At 7 p.m. the chopping contest was
held. It was won by Luke Gibson in
4^ minutes, with C. Schisler second.
The tug-of-war between Princeton- and
"all-comers" resulted in a victory for
the latter.
Joe Wigmore, famous throughout the
province as the organizer of the "Wigmore Minstrels" acted as caller in his
own inimitable way and kept everybody
in good humor.
Judges Murphy, Stevenson and Gwin
did.their work very acceptably.
In the evening a ball was given in the
Tula^neen hotel by Mi. and Mrs. George
Aldous. E. J. Dunsmoor of Hedley City
furnished the music. There will be a
meeting of the committee Tuesday, 8
p.m., to receive reports.
Register.
It is the proper thing now to register
if you want a vote in the coming election.
New lists are being made up all over the
province and new collectors appointed.
No matter whether your name was on the
lists before or not, a new registration is
an absolute necessity in order for you to
exercise the franchise. Registration
blanks can now be had at a number of
business places or at the government
office here.
Lord Kelvin.
Lord Kelvin, whose declaration in
favor of creative design has come to
stimulate waning faith among men of
science, has felt a certain shyness in coming forward as an apologist, says the
Chronicle. He is admittedly the greatest
living all-round man of science. As a
physicist and a mathematician he has
dealt over a long course of years—he
took his degree in his eaily teens, and he
is now nearly eighty—with all problems
and puzzles except those of life. His
methods fail him when he faces the
secrets that no physics or mathematics
can solve. He estimated the age bjh||ie,..
earth, rather to the confusion of geologists, and many years ago he made i;he
famous guess that the first life may have
been brought to our earth by a fjjXporite.
Fifty-four years of a \ professorship of
natural philosophy in Glasgow have not
supplied Lord Kelvin with a theory of
life, such as Haeckel's exploded carbon
theory, that dispenses with a first cause.
Lord Kelvin, though soon to be fourscore years of age, is generally reckoned
by scientists  to   be in  his intellectual
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
July 4, 1903.
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
— Princeton, B. C. —
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A.  E.  Howse, Manager.
All cheques .to be made, payable t<
A. E. HOWSE.
STATE OWNER-SHIP.
The absolute dependence of
western Canada on its systems of
transportation make it highly necessary that public men of today,
particularly in British Columbia,
should have a good grasp of railroad questions. To both the northern and southern portions of the
province this question is the all
important one, as on its solution
hangs the future of our industrial
development, and while beitig solved
the electors should be interested in
sending to our legislature men who
will work for the only satisfactory
solution, that is, lines owned and
operated by the province for the
benefit of the province.
In the past we have had lines
constructed (in great part by the
province) for the benefit of private
corporations, who have retarded
the country by taxing the traffic
over their roads-all it would bear.
Railways should be owned by the
people because they aire natural
monopolies. We have a choice as
to what merchant we will buy our
clothes or our food from, but as to
what railway will bring it to us
there is no choice. We are absolutely compelled, as a general thing
throughout the west, to pay tribute
to the C.P.R. on every pound of
eastern goods we consume, and the
raising by a few cents the rate on
some article in general use means a
large yearly sum added to the revenue of this corporation which must
come directly out of the pockets of
the consumers. Such a power of
direct taxation bearing heavily on
a whole nation, no private company
should be allowed to exercise, and
the sooner we awake to a realization of our position in this regard
the better.
Canada Duilt and Canada should
own the Canadian Pacific railway.
The coterie of Conservative politicians who were responsible for the
terrible and costly blunder of saddling the country with an enormous debt in order to build the
Canadian Pacific syndicate a transcontinental line will some day be
regarded as mere novices in the art
of statesmanship. Already there
are signs that the railway policy of
the    last    decade    is  falling   into
disrepute among thinking Cana
dians from the Atlantic to the Pacific—the strong opposition to the
Grand Trunk Pacific being subsi
dized furnishing a proof of the
change in sentiment. What Can;
ada wants today (and in particular
the western half) is leaders sufficiently bold and constructive to take
hold of this matter with a firm
grasp and solve it in the interests of
the country.
We have had too much truckling
to corporations by our representatives in the legislature ; too much
bargaining and giving of the people's property. Two of the worst
scandals in years have grown di
rectly out of the.corrupt connivance
of ministers of the crown with railway companies seeking to despoil
the province.
The importance of the find of
rich gold and silver ore on Five-
Mile creek, announced recently, is
being corroborated by prospectors
who have been out in that section
during the past week. Such finds
in a country that was supposed to
have been prospected several years
ago Shows plainly that the mineral
resources of" this district are as yet
only comparatively well known,
There are many miles of country
that have hardly been run over in
this district and fortunes may be
still sticking out of the ground
awaiting the advent of the venturesome and persistent prospector.
CHURCH NOTICE.
NOTICE.
ite No. B63385, Douglas M.
tar's certificate No. B77K2. Free
: No. 63369, intend, sixty days
h Certificate of Improver
ed this 30th day of June,
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply t
» the Chief Commissionsr of Lands and Wort
for a licence to prospect for Coal on the followin
Located June 23,1903.
Reserve thence west 80 chains, thence south"40
hains, thence east 80 cha,insjto initial post, con-
JAMES CARLIN.
i       ^ j t W. MURRAY, Agent.
Located June 23, 1903.
Commencing  at  a  post  marked J. B. Hum-
orner of A. Reynolds' coal claim, running north
NOTICE.
WOTICE is hereby given that thirty days after
V   date I intend to apply to the Chief Commis-
G. MURDOCH.
NOTICE.
T^w.kS
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply t
_ the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work
for a license to prospect for coal on the followin
described, lands :—
Commencing at initial post on the north for
north, back to post, in all 640 acres.
EDWARD TINGLEY, Locat
J. M. HITCHINGS, Agent.
Located June 23, 1903.
.. FRENCH, Locat
nmencing at the north-west corner of J. I
1, 80 chains east, 80 chains south, 80 chaii
, back to post, in all 640 acres.
L. L. FRENCH, Locator.
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Mted June 23,1903.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
of Hedley City,  in  the  County of Yale,   Free
July, 1962 and of whose estate and effects Letters
of Administration were, on the 29th day of May,
in said county, Merchant, are required to send in
particulars of the same to the undersigned, duly;
verified bv statutory declaration on or Before the.
ISt day of July, 1903.
And Notice is hereby further given that after
fie last mentioned date the Administrator will
roceed to -distribute the proceeds of the said
istate amongst the parties entitled thereto hav-
ig regard only to such claims of which he then
hall have had notice and he shall not be liable
NOTICE.
TPHlkTY days after date I  intend to apply to
ibed lands :—
lated on Nine Mile Creek, west of Latag'
Located 25th May. 1903.
NOTICE.
the foil
described lands :—
the south bank of the Similk
back to  post, in all .640 acre!
E.
ted June 11; 1903.
NOTICE.
-On  Copper   Mount
Take Notice tha        .
nd Alfred Joseph Cooper, Free M
Gardm
Alfred Coooer
.... B54742  and   B54743   respectively,  intend,
sty days from the date hereof^ tof^ipply .to the
ents, for  the  purpose  of obtaining a Crown
And further take 1 otice that action, under sec-
_jn 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this Thirteenth day of May, /
NOTICE.
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.
NOTICE is hereby given that the partnership
heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned, as hotelkeepers in the town of Hedley
'-*■  Columbia,  has  been  this day dissolved by
il consent,
ed at Hedley City this 15th day of May,
..'itness        )        CARL NELSON,
Steve McKay. 1       AMBROSE McDERMOTT.
NOTICE.
Copper Cliff and Copper Bluff Mineral Claims,
situate in the Similkameen  Min ing "Division  Of Yale   District.   Where  located:—
Copper Mountain.
Take notice 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 is
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 29th day of April, A.D. 1903.
NOTICE.
MOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
described as
Aspen Grove, April 21, ic
A Strong
Combination.
Manitoba Hard Wheat
and the Lake of the
Woods   Milling  Co'y,
Try Best Patent Brand.
JAS. J. LOUTIT,   Agent,
Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
TUCKETPS
Myrtle
Navy
Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada j
For    Connoisseurs   Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
R.P.RITHET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
 July 4, 1903.
THE    SIM'ILKAMEEN     STAR
RAILWAY GRANTS
Of Land a, Honey-Making Graft for
the Promoters.
The Statistical Year Book of Canada
for the year 1902 "gives some interesting
') figures regarding the amounts realized
by railways for the sale of their land
grants. It is generally believed that
land grants have not been a sour
revenue to the railways receiving them
in this province. The promoters who
from time to time appeal to the legislature invariably say the land they wanVis"
worthless and membexS-OJt the legislative
assembly are made believe that the province is reaJly*"losing little when subsidies of 10,000 acres a mile are granted
railways: British . Columbia has - been
generous in giving away land to aid i
the construction of railways. It bega
by giving the Dominion government
strip of land 20 mj^-.^gde on each side
of the Canadian Pacific from the summit
of the Rockies west to Port Moody,
return for these millions of acres of land
it gets $100,000 a yea'ft^rom the Domi
ion. The next generous donation to aid
in building a railway was that of the
quimalt & Nanaimo railway. They got
2,000,000 acres on Vancouver island.^'The
Columbia & Kootenay, a short road between Nelson and Robson, built in 1890,
got 190,000 acres in small blocks selected
from the best lands in East and West
Kootenay. The Nelson and Fort Shep-
pard came next and got 608,256 acres for
a 60-mile road. The Kaslo & Slocan got
its choice in selecting a land grant of
21^,763 acres. These last three j
small fish as compared with the British
Columbia Southern and Columbia
Western railways. The first named has,
got 3,755,723 acres and the last will get
over 3,000,000 acres. Exclusive of the
acreage given the Dominion government
for building tte Canadian Pacific, British
Columbia has granted nearly ib,ocx
acres of land as aid towards the construction of about 500 miles of railway.
The railway companies receiving these
grants turn the land over for cash as soot
as possible, and some of them have done
real well with land that is worthless,
According to the Year-Book, the Columbia & Kootenay railway has sold 22,81]
acres of land for $51,425, and in addition
has received $230,049 from the sale of
town lots. This is a total of $281,474,
a little over $10,000 a mile for a road that
originally cost" about $18,000 a mile tc
buildw . _ hJmJS&wbS-fo'- ■•-. •'■
. The Esquimalt & Nanaimo, a road
built by Robert Dunsmuir and the Central Pacific people of California, each
party having an undivided half interest
in the property, got an exceptional land
grant, in that they were granted the
timber and the coal. The road was built
without issuing bonds, the owners having
at that time "money to burn." They
have sold 285,495 acres of the grant, from
which they have realized $879,604,
about one-half the   original cost of the
The Nelson & Fort Sheppard land
grant was apparently worthless when it
was given, but the owners of the road
have taken in $349-568 in cash for the
12,296 acres sold. This appears a large
sum for so few acres, but a part of Rossland is included in the land grant, and
toWn lots in that mining center brought
a high figure at one time.
The Kaslo & Slocan has not been so
fortunate in disposing of its, holdings.
Its townsites have only yielded $1100;
but its acreage' property has been sold at
an average of over $3 an acre, the 495°
acres sold bringing in $16,424.
The Canadian Pacific has made no returns of the land wid fcgflj. the Columbia J
& Western and  British Columbia South
era land grants.
It is safe to estimate the value of land
granted to aid in the construction of
roads at fifty cents an acre, even w
the land is situate in the mountain districts. Townsites like Nelson and Rossland are money makers-when placed
the market in the right way, and there
are few districts in the province through
which - railroads should be bnilt that
would not develop Nelsons or Rosslands,
—Nelson Tribune. ■■
" Ants."
My subjeck this monsh is ants. There
is two kinds of ants, namely, insecks and
lady' unkels. They live in little hills of
sand, and with their married sisters. Two
stay with us. They krawl in the sugar
bowl. This is all I know abont ants.
Johnny Green.—St. Nicholas.
A General Banking Business
Is transacted by the Bank of Hamilton.
It has a reserve fund of over three-fourths
of its capital. Interest allowed on
ings Bank deposits of one dollar
upwards from date of deposit to date of
withdrawal. A. H. SKEY, Agent, Kam-
loopl, B.C.
F. W. GROVES,
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
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Clothing, Top Shirts and
Underwear.
Hedley Meat Market,
CHAS. RICHTER, Manager.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
—HEATS—
Saddle Horses to All Points in the Similkameen.
.-.-.RUBBER STAriPS.-.-.
Seals, Stencils; Price Markers, Printing Wheels, Numbering Machines,
Band Bating and Numbering Stamps,
Check Perforators, Rubber Type, Printing Presses, &c, &c.
FRANKLIN STAHP WORKS,
Vancouver, B. C.
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT   &    OILMAN,
M PROVINCIAL C||
ASSAYERS L||
THE  VANCOUVER ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Goal and Fireclay' a Specialty.
Complete.Coking Quality Tes
I Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. r
Hedley City Stored
[f     A Complete New Stock of General rierchan-
J     '^ifiv-        d ise always on hand;
fH^vV«3:tf.| CONSISTING OF A FULL LINE OF
' P Groceries, Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes; also
P      Builder'^ Supplies, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Wall-
1 Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, "Drill Steel,
i> ^sarfv-' Harness and Saddlery.
I  Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
I J. A. SCHUBERT.
If you want First Class Footwear
Insist upon   -------
J. D.   KING CO'S
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Nothing equals them for Style, Fit, Fifiish and Wear.
flaple Leaf and King Quality Rubbers.
WHOLESALE   ONLY.
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The Vancouver Breweries, lm.
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
Cascade Beer
Ginger Beer
M Alexandra Stout
S> Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first-
|    class. Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
DOERING& MARSTRAND & RED CROSS BREWERIES,
"VANCOUVER, B. C.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
JtfVSt 4, I9<>3'
STATE RAILWAYS
Progress Hade Regarding State
Ownership of Railways.
There has always been a marked contrast between the attitude of the public
toward railway corporations on this continent and on the other side of the Atlantic. While the railway corporations
in Canada and the United States have
been aided in every way and enconraged
by gifts of land and money, the public
attitude in Britain has been decidedly
adverse to them. They were forced to
pay large sums for their right of way,
and were met by much needless obstruction and interference. On the continent
the drift of opinion has been in the direction of Government ownership and
control. European countries do not
seem to fear a mixed system in which
government lines compete directly with
railways operated by private corporations
Legislation now pending . before the
French assembly has in view the immediate acquisition by the State of two lines
of railway. The conventions between
the state and the great railways do not
expire until i960, so the pending bill
anticipates subsequent action. President Loubet at a banquet tendered him
at Marseilles supported the principle of
private railways in strong terms. The
minister of public works, who accompanied the president, ventured to raise an
objection by adverting to the
revenues of the state - system since the
state had operated it. The president met
this objection by attributing the increase
to the choice of excellent men for managing the property. In this case the
state railways show strength at the very
point where the pnblic in Canada and
the United States fear there is the greatest danger of weakness.
The railway committee of the Austrian
house of representatives reported recently
that the railway and industrial councils,
and most of the chambers of commerce
have declared against the present p,^.t<*^
system of railways and in favor of the
acquisition by the state of four specified
railway systems. The Prussian government is making preparations for the purchase of the Bast Prussian southern railways, and the project has the support of
recognized leaders in the agrariai
other-parties. In Italy the acquisiti
the railways by the government is beset
with .many difficulties, as it entails the
handling of troublesome problems which
have developed under private management. The advance of the policy ofl
state ownership in Europe does not encounter the influence of powerful corporations such as control the railway interests on this continent. Whatever the
future railway policy of Canada may be
the necessity for more efficient public
control is now recognized, and the establishment- of a railway commission is a
'e in the right direction.—Tor.Globe.
l'vcSteuckA    e
s The Verdict
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.
Just Qpeietf
COMMERCIAL
HOTEL
First Class Dining Room
Hedley
CHy
Newly Filled
Good Beds
 No Chinese Employed.	
^BEST BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS^
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
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.
Headquarters :for Princeton, Spence's Bridge" and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
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Hotel * Jackson
>~wv^The Leading Hotel^^w^
This Hotel, having
passed into new management, will be found first
class in every department.       *> -' ppj
Hot and Cold Water
Baths.     M **
Hotel - Jackson
Princeton, B.G
 July 4, 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
TURN NIGHT INTO DAY
Scientists   Make  Experiments With
Phosphorescence.
Scientists in America are turning their
attention toward the practical possibilities of phosphorescence. The researches
of Prof. McKissick, of the Auburn, Alabama, Polytechnic Institute, Prof. Hal-
lock, of Columbia, and others, prove that
darkness is, after all, only a relative term,
that most, if not all, common substances
store up sunlight during the day and
emit it in the form of more or less powerful rays during the night.
Prof. McKissick has been able to discern the emission of rays from over a
dozen well known chemicals which had
previonsly been exposed to sunlight, and
from such common substances as chalk,
glucose and sugar; sugar of common
brown variety was found to yield the
most light.
Not only was Prof. McKissick able to
take photographs by means of this light,
but its quality was so similar to that of
the X-ray that it affected a sensitive plate
through an intervening thickness of two
and a half inches of wood. Prof. Hal-
lock is of the opinion that some practical use might be made of the properties
of phosphorescence, and points to the
way in which nature lights the ocean
depths, and to the light of the firefly, as
examples of what can be done.
He thinks that much - practical utility
might be gained from the universal use
of luminous paints which could be spread
on dark hallways and on the walls and
ceilings of office buildings to help out
the twilight. In fact, it would seem that
we are near to the secret of phosphorescence. When such common substances
as sugar, glucose and chalk are found to
absorb sunlight all day to give it off
rays during the night, the discovery of
some means for rendering those rays
visible does not seem like a very far cry
into the future.—Harper's Weekly.
The Copper Market.
Consumption of copper keeps up on a
large scale, and has proved its ability to
absorb the output. In some cases forward deliveries have been requested in
advance of contract dates, and the free
movement of the   metal
hands furnishes the best evidence of a
heavy manufacturing demand in this
country. The consumptive requirements
have been sufficient to preserve a steady
tone, and notwithstanding the rather
sensational downward course of London
prices recently, there has been no pressure to sell apparent here, and holders
generally remain firm. It is deserving of
remark that copper has been more freely
used in building construction of late
account of its ornamental and lasting
qualities which renders it highly desirable for modern structures. Unless labor
disturbances upset calculations and bring
new enterprises to a standstill there
continue to be an excellent prospect for
a constantly increasing outlet of copper.
For some time the market has been a
waitiug one, but more active business is
anticipated as consumers will need to replenish stocks before long. Exports for
the first five months of this year are sot
26,467 long tons less than fot last year.
Mining World.
Mining as a Study.
There are more young men in the col
leges of this country taking mining
courses than ever before. Of late y
the vast mineral resources of the United
States have been used as a lever by which
young men, seeing the greatness of the
industry and its enormous future, have
by scores taken up a mining or metallurgical course at some of the many colleges of the country. There is indeed a
very bright future for those making mining a study, for a good mining engineer
or metallurgist will always be in demand
and because of the country's expansion
there will be plenty of work for every
competent man who has made mining
and its kindred branch a study.
A Long Strike.
The longest strike on record is no'
ended. The 2800 men and boys
ployed in Lord Penrhyn's slate quarries
in Wales went out two and a half years
ago, and .the settlement of the strike is
now a question  in British party politics,
"Why, thei
1 this
temptuously. "That needn't bother
you," promptly replied the house agent.
"We don't allow cats here." "SvKJfr "
Wood, Vallance & Leggat, Ltd.,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Miners', Lumber and Mill Supplies.
WIRE ROPE A SPECIALTY.
B.  Ch Agents for   Black Diamond Files.
Send us your orders by Mail, and they will receive Prompt and Careful Attention.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
MURALO WALL FINISH.
This finish is more popular this year than
. ever, and has won its popularity by its durability, prettyjjtints, 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.
Princeton's—
^Lending—
s^Sloro
Miners and Others will now
Find Our Stock Complete in
Every Line, and it Will Be
to Your Interest to Call
Upon Us and Get Prices before   Purchasing Elsewhere.
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THE^
A. t HOWSE COY
^LIMITED
PRINCETON
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
The Town of
-: PRINCETON!:-
British Columbia.
Lots for
• • • A^CLYKaZ m • •
PRESENT PRICES OF
LOTS
From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot.o*a*
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. *£
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 Grovefl
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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