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 Mineral Products of the Similkameen: Gold, Silver, Platinum, Copper, Lead, Iron and Coal.
Vol. iv.   No. J 7.
PRINCETON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, \ 903.
$2 a Year.
BEAUTIFUL SAMPLES
COPPER   CRYSTALS
bear and desperado, would make an ir
teresting book, indeed, it is stated that
well known writer has received a con
mission to take his life with pen and ini
Mr. Whitely is the last of a long list of
tillicums who hit California in '49.
Rev.  Mr.   Dang  is making extensive
improvements on his recently purchased
W. J. Snodgrass, the Liberal candidate,
has just returned from making a flying
trip to Greenwood. He reports the
look for Liberalism in the eastern part of
the riding of Similkameen as being very
promising.
Miss Florence McLellan is visiting
the home of Mrs. L. W. Shatford, Fair-
PENTICTON POINTS
Gold, and Copper Found in a Four-
Foot Ledge at the Head of
Nine-Mile Creek.
Some of the prettiest specimens of ore
ever seen in the Princeton mining camp
were exhibited by Messrs. Wampole and
Baker on their arrival from the head of
Nine mile and the slope of Granite
creek where they have been prospecting
for the past two weeks. Besides the rare
beauty of the specimens they are most
assuredly hopeful in appearance for
values. No assay has been made as yet,
but about thirty pieces contained visible
gold.
The ledge is from four to five feet wide
of rose colored-quartz. The country rock
is porphyritic with schist adjoining the
ledge.
It is difficult to describe the beauty of
the rock, but if one can imagine flies of
an exquisite shade of green, having flown
into the interstices of a mottled quartz
and there preserved in all their splen
dor of color with wings extended, hi
will get some faint idea of these fascinat
ing specimens.
■These   bright   blue-green portions of
mineral,  under the microscope, have
fibrous or fuzzy appearance and are cry,'
tallized copper.   D.  Coutenay describes
•it as shellite ; a composition of
aluminium and chromium.
Both gentlemen were suspicious of this
part of the country and had been intending, tg prospect it for the past four or five
years. The opportunity, however, only
came to them recently and needless to say
they are "glad to have been there."
" The discovery was made by following
some float found on the top of a hill and
then by making open cuts uncovered the
ledge. 	
OKANAGAN FALLS.
Joseph Bourassa, popularly known 1
"Mexican Joe," has sold his ranch to
William Hines, of Fairview. Joe is
of,, the oldest of the old-timers, being
over 80 years old. He mined all over
British Columbia, and but fora remarkable vitality must have succumbed to
hunger, cold and exposure during his
wanderings in far Cassiar and Omineca.
In future he will reside in Vernon, there
to receive medical comforts in the evening
of his days.
Farmers in this section are complaining of the unfavorable weather. Much
of the hay is already badly damaged.
S. P. Whitely, our popular townsman,
though nearing the three score and ten
limit of the psalmist, has fair health and      F- M Gillespie of Hedley was
great activity of mind.   Mr. Whitely >s ^ C^ representing W. H. Malkin,
early day experiences in the gold fields  wholesale groceries, Vancouver, came "
and on the western plains with Indian, j via Nicola last Saturday.
New Presbyterian Church in
Penticton — Sale of the
Ellis Estate.
The new Presbyterian church wa;
cently opened with appropriate services,
the Rev. R. W. Craw, of Vernon, coming
down for the purpose. On the Monday
evening following a concert was given in
aid of the building fund, at which Mrs.
Dougall, mezzo-soprano, of Boston, assisted by talent from Peachland, furnished
an excellent entertainment. Rev. C. W.
Whyte, who has attended to the raising
of funds and the construction of the
building, is to be congratulated or
successful completion of his task.
The latest news regarding the deal for.
the T. Ellis estate is to the effect that z
first payment has been made by the syndicate purchasing the .property. The
cutting up of this fine estate into nun
berless small fruit ranches will mark
new epoch in the development of this
rich agricultural and horticultural district. About 38,000 acres of land and
4,000 head of cattle will change hands.
The price is said to be 1400,000.
The first apples' of the season \
brought into town on Aug. 1. This
tion has a great future as a fruit country.
Apples, peaches, pears, plums, cherries,
apricots, watermelons and grapes reach
high degree of perfection.
M. K. Rodgers of the Nickel Plate Co.
passed through here last week on his
way to Hedley. A number of men whom
he engaged to work on the flume and
tramway were driven out in a Welby
special stage by Angus McLean.
J. A. Schubert, who so narrowly missed
being the Liberal candidate for the Similkameen, is spending a week or two at
Hedley, superintending improvements
being made in his store there, which his
large and increasing business necessitates.
NEWS OF DISTRICT
HEDLEY HAPPENINGS
New Hotel to Cost $15,000 at Hedley
—Labor Day Celebration Has
Big Fund Subscribed.
Dr. Whillans, was here on his regular
weekly visit on Monday last.
id D. McEachren of Fair-
flying trip to Hedley last
Dr. White
the i
rests of the Conserva-
J. Campbell was in town last week with
his camera and took quite a number of
photos of Hedley city and vicinity.
L. W. Shatford of Fairview was a '
tor to Hedley this week.
A midnight comedy in four acts
enacted by the "Seven Dollar and Haluf
Hank Company" for the benefit of thi
roomers in the Commercial annex 01
Saturday night last. A comedy, which
might have developed into a tragedy
was put on the boards by one of the
parties betting his gun and standing
thirteen in a game of blackjack. The
fourth and last act came off the following morning in the "tent deburn." That
is where the tragedy came in. "Poor
Hank ! Gone but not forgotten !
Chas. Richter has sold out his butcher
business to Messrs. Geo. Cawston and
Jno. Edmonds.
Work .has commenced on the new
#15,000 hotel. This hotel when finished
will be one of the finest in the interior.
The sports committee are doing their
utmost to make a grand success of the
sports to be held here on Labor day.
Eight hundred dollars has already been
raised for prizes.
Jas. Schubert has been cleaning away
stumps and brushwood thereby greatly
improving the appearance of his store.
Miss McLean left Hedley last week on
a visit to relatives in Winnipeg.
Hedley city will be well represented
at the Conservative convention at Fair-
view on Saturday, Aug. 15. An association was formed here on Saturday and a
large number of voters joined.
Geo. W. Aldous, of Princeton, was a
visitor to Hedley last week.
formation. He also lias a big showing
of black oxide of copper.
Mr. Lougheed has an ore vein two feet
wide which undoubtedly carries good
values. He brought with him some samples of a copper-stained tree. He says
the roots of the tree laid on a copper
lead and by absorption the whole tree
became impregnated with copper- as the
stain would seem to indicate. This is
a somewhat novel way of extracting copper from ore but nature does some curious things occasionally.
Fred Wells and Mr. Pearson of Hedley
are prospecting on the Pasayton river,
a tributary of the Similkameen, and expressed their opinions to Mr. Lougheed
in praise of the country.
__ some free gold in Woods' quartz ledge
whj3h is also rich in copper glance.
Gus Pouwels has a quartz ledge in schist
PRINCETON PARAGRAPHS
Personal, Mining   and Local
News==New Ore Found
on Copper Mountain.
The recent discovery on the Helen H.
Gardner is creating much curiosity and
speculation. Expert opinion fs to the
effect that it is likely to prove the most
important discovery in the Similkameen.
The ore is a chalcopyrite in a magnetite
gangue and is altogether different from
anything on Copper mountain. It is believed that the true mineral vein has been
found and rich as Copper mountain has
been known to be it has now increased
50 per cent, in the estimation of many
by the recent discovery of this rich ore.
■ was made in stating last week
that Bob Cramer was the owner of this
It belongs, it is understood, to
Greenwood parties.
Miss M. L. Whillans, teacher of the
Princeton public school, has passed the
teachers' examination at Vernon and
granted a certificate.
A. Gallinger is down from Boulder
creek and reports development going on
with an ever-increasing ore body in sight.
A tunnel 140 feet in length and a shaft
60 feet deep has been made.
Robert Stevenson went up to Summit
camp where he is having some work done.
Van Mills left on Thursday via Penticton for Spokane where he will remain a
week or two before deciding where he
^ill finally locate.   Mr. Mills accumu-
^ted a comfortable competency in min-
■g during his five years' residence here
Id he now feels like enjoying the fruits
■his labor.   While   here   he won the
Vd will and esteem of all, being one
I those   gentlemen,   all   too few, who
»rn life's highway and live in memories
Men and unfading.
■A. F. Gwin wili arrive in Princeton
Jput the 9th inst. and will be prepared
to invest and deal in mineral claims.
E. Waterman, manager of the V.F.M.
D. Co., arrived home from Vancouver
on Sunday last.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
August 8, 1903
The Similkameen Star
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POLITICAL PARTIES.
In this age of free speech, free
thought, free press, and liberty of
action far beyond that which
revered ancestors enjoyed, it would
be folly to attempt to force any set
of opinions, principles or beliefs
upon any man, or portion of intelligent humanity. This is pre-eminently the age of reason. If men
are to be enlisted in a cause, be it
political, religious or any other,
there must be a logical presentation
of facts backed by the power' of
an earnest and sincere spirit which
can carry conviction into the minds
of the most obdurate and make
them loyal adherents to that cause.
Force nor intimidation never yet
made a true follower of any politi
cal party. But, unfortunately, there
are some self-styled "labor champions" with whom neither reason
nor good judgment seem to prevail,
Hence it is there are so many petty
offshoots from the two great parent
sterns of politics in this country and
the United States.
No doubt error exists in both the
Liberal and Conservative parties.
If remedy is to be made, however,
it will not be accomplished by deserting the party in a factious and
petulant spirit, but by manfully
contending for the right and stamping out wrong from within the party
fold. As well might a sailor desert
his leaking ship without putting a
hand to the pump. In both there
is a lack of courage born of a fear
that is cowardly and demeaning.
After nearly a quarter of a century
as a labor unionist the writer firmly
believes that the Liberal party more
nearly answers the purposes of the
workingman than any other political organization, not even excepting the Labor party itself. Labor
can scarcely hope to ever hold the
reins of government, seeing that
workingmen will not cohere as
other portions of the body politic
do, therefore it must remain a mere
fragment, of either of the two great
parties—Liberal or Conservative.
Liberal and Republican, Conservative and Democrat are nearb
the same in principle and conduct,
Just as the Liberal party in Canadal
has always been foremost in reform
and progress, so has the Republican
party in the United States been
identified with every movement in
which advancement and equal rights
were prime factors in the nation's
welfare. Conservative and Democrat have for their party shibboleth:
"Let us hold what we've got" and
retain the old-established usages and
institutions without change. Liberal and Republican principles tend
to give the greatest good to the
greatest number—the masses. Democratic and Conservative principles
favor the greatest good to the few—
the classses.
In Canada, under Conservative
rule, a pseudo aristocracy sprang
up in imitation of the real article
in the old country, and but for
providential interference there may
have been a Tupperian dynasty established that would have been difficult to overthrow had it not been
for the general elections in 1896.
Under Conservative government
that greatest of all modern thefts
was perpetrated which enriched
a few bankers and made a millionaire lord of a skin-dealing Hudson bay factor. Knights of the
realm were as "common as mud'
after the Pacific railway scandal.
The present Liberal government
at Ottawa is far in advance of any
of its predecessors in extending to
workingmen the rights and recognition which had been so long in
vain demanded. The department
of labor is an institution of the
Liberals and serves to keep the government in touch with the workingman. It has been a great help
in the settlement of labor disputes
and fully bears out all that was predicted of it for the cause of labor.
It is not without a blush of shame
that union men have to confess that
those who pose as the "champions
of labor" know little of unionism,
having never held a card of membership; are inconsistent, as was
proven in the case of Foley and the
Chinaman, and make tools of workingmen for selfish purposes.
CHURCH NOTICE.
E* J* DUNSMOOR
Phm.B.
Chemist
Druggist
Stationer
Hedley City,   1   B.C.
NOTICE.
A Freah Stock of Drugs A Chemloala
All tha Lato Magazine*
[Mall Ordo** Promptly and Oarofully
miner's certificate No. B72023, for myself ai
agent for Arthur E. Thomas, free miner's c<
cate No. B72022, and William H. Thomas.
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for th-
purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the abov
And further take notice that action, under sec
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuanc
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 8th day of August, 1903.
HBRBBRT H.THOMAS.
NOTICE.
 B42433; Le Baron DeVel
miner's certificate, N0.B69038; Frank S. Bi
miner's certificate, N0.B56795; Elmer A. R
miner's certificate No. B75343;
Jones, free miner's certificate, *
sixty da     '
Mining	
ments,   for the purpose   of obtaining a Crown
Grant of the above claim.
tion 37, must be commenced before
Dated this 2nd day of July, 1903.
NOTICE.
Jennie Silkman, mineral claim, situate in tf
Similkameen Mining Division of Yale D
...;■ Jtrfct,- -Where located : Copper Mountain,
Take notice that I, David O. Day, acting
agent for David O.Day, Free Miner's certifies
No. B63369, Llewellyn G. Barron, Free Mine!
certificate No. B57500, Thomas M. Day, Fr
Miner's certificate No. B63385, Douglas ]
French, Free Miner's certificate No. B77122. Fr
■    No. 63369, * '
from date hereof.to apply to the Mining Record
for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpo
o( obtaining a Crov
tion 37, must be commenced before the il
>f such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 30th day of June, A. D. 1903.
NOTICE.
for a licence to prospect for coal 01	
described lands, situated on Lindlay Creek :-
Commencing  at  a  post marked  J. C. S
north, back to post, c
W. MURRAY, Agent
a post marked Tames Carli
G Reynolds' coal claim
Located June 23.1903.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Notice is hereby given that all persons having
™—p.late
:ity, in the County of Yale. Fi__
deceased, who died in the Month of
nd of whose estate and effects Letters
 jration were, on the 29th day of May,
1903, granted by  the Supreme Court of British
Columbia to William Fraser Cameron of Vernon
county, Merchant, are required
July,
particulars of the s
y declaration j
verified by statutory declai
ist day of July, 1903.
And Notice is hereby fui
proceed to distribute the proceeds of the said
Estate amongst the parties entitled thereto"
ing regard only to such claims of which he
shall have had notice and he shall not be 1
for any Claims or which he shall not hav
ceived notice.
FRED. BILLINGS.    .
.Solicitor for Administrate
Dated at Vernon, June 6th, 1903.
NOTICE.
meen  Mining  Division  of Yale District.
Where   located —On  Copper   Mountain,
about 600 feet south of the Helen Gardner
Mineral Claim.
Take Notice that we, William Alfred Cooper
ind Alfred Joseph Cooper, Free Miners' Certifi-
;ates B54742 and B54743 respectively, intend,
iixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for  the  purpose  of obtaining a Crown
And further take r otice that action, under sec-
ion 37, must be commenced before the issuance
f such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this Thirteenth day of May, A.D. 1903.
WILLIAM ALFRED COOPER.
ALFRED JOSEPH COOPER.
NOTICE.
ion of Yale   District.
Copper Mountain.
ce notice thatl, Peter Edmond Wilson, Free
No. B51146, intend, «"
And furtl
r take notic
ithat
of such Certificates of f
NOTICE.
intend to apply to the 1
follows :—Commencing at a stake al
chains, thence west 40 chains, the
chains, thence east 40 chains to  pc
Aspen Grove, April 21,1903.
1 that sixty days after
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.
For    Connoisseurs   Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the  province.
R.P.RITHET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents.
luaonrrs
Myrtle
Navy
Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada \
 August 8, 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
PRINCETON PARAfiRAPHS
There are loud complaints made re the
bad condition of the roads between hei
and Spence's Bridge.   Who's to blame i
It is believed there will be some vei
fair placer mining on both the Tulameen
and Similkameen Tivers. The unusually
high water this year must have dislodged
a lot of gold and deposited it again on
the bars lower down the rivers. J. M.
Hitchings panned out several colors when
the water was high.
Jas. Snowden is a lucky man. Last
week a blast was prematurely discharged
which inflicted serious bruises, an"
had it not been for the presence of min
of his partner Jim would have been blow
over a cliff into the river hundreds of
feet below by the force of the explosion.
His partner who had not got the full
force of the concussion managed to catch
him just as he was being shot over the
awful abyss and thus saved him from a
terrible fall. He hopes to be able to re
sume work in a few days.
Vic Ryder had the misfortune to have
his tent and nearly all his outfit burned
on Saturday night last. He presumes the
fire must have originated from the smoldering embers of his camp-fire. His 1<
will be keenly felt but Vic is not a fell,
to repine over such matters—he will get
"right iu" and hustle a new outfit before
"Jack Frost" has a chance to even v
It is reported that there will be three
candidates at the Fairview convention,
two Liberal-Conservative (Messrs. Shatford and Pittendrigh) and a Labor candidate (Mr. Nicholson of Camp McKinney.) It is also reported that a Labor
man at Hedley will contest the riding
the labor ticket.
Messrs. Lyall and Whitwell made a trip
to Copper njgnhtain recently. To say
they were pleased with what they
and the hospitality which they received
is altogether inadequate—they were hypnotized with delight. Messrs. Willarson,
Johnson and Bryant are quietly working
on their claims besides doing some road
work which would be creditable to the
government.    The  ore  in sight on Cop-
the
Conservative Club.
A meeting of Conservatives was held
Thursday evening in the Princeton hotel
at which about twenty were present.
Thomas Murphy was chairman and P.
Russell acted as secretary. An address
was made by D. McEachren explaining
the objects of the club, also a political
address was made by Thomas Murphy.
The platform of the Conservative Association was unanimously adopted. C.
E. Thomas was elected permanent chairman of the club.
P. Russell and G. Goldsborough were
elected delegates to the convention al
Fairview on August 15th.
After tendering thanks to the chairman, "Judge" Murphy, the meeting adjourned to meet on Monday, Aug. loth.
False Reports.
Editor Star—Sir : Reports having
reached me, of a damaging nature
coal properties in Similkameen, I be
state that I have no connection with
Frank Bailey in any coal lands in this
country. Spokane and Seattle papers
please note. Sam'i, Spencer.
Princeton, Aug. 7.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
$2,000,000. Reserve Fund $1,700,000.
Interest allowed on Savings Bank deposits of one dollar and upwards from
date of deposit to date of withdrawal.
A. H. SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B. C.
NOTICE.
described
lands
ituated
fter
ro*p
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dat
sctfc
erofL
end to apply to
n the following
And running 8
80 chains south,
in all 640 acres.
Located 28th Ji
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north, 80 c
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M. DAVIES,
SPENCER, Aget
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Located
28th Jt
post,
t.
Hedley Meat Market,
CHAS. RICHTER, Manager.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
—HEATS—
Saddle Horses to All Points in the Similkameen.
.-.-.RUBBER STAflPS.-.-.
Seals, Stencils, Price Markers, Printing Wheels, Numbering Machines,
Band Bating and Numbering Stamps,
Check Perforators, Rubber Type, Printing Presses, &c, &e.
FRANKLIN STAHP WORKS,
Vancouver, B. C,
F. W. GROVES,
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply t
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work
ipect for coal on the followin
described lands :—
of Granite Creek!
J. M.
Located June 23, 1903.
Commencing at the n<
Hitchine's coal locatioi
juth, 8
th-west corner of J. M.
, _.   chains east, 80 chains
aorth, back to post, in all 640 acres.
J. M. HITCHINGS, Agent.
Located Tune 23,1903.
Hitching's coal
north, 80 chain:
J. PERCY & Co.,
WHOLESALE
DRY GOODS
VICTORIA, B. C.
MANUFACTURERS OF
Clothing, Top Shirts and
Underwear.
Hedley City Stored
A Complete New Stock of General flerchan-
dise always on hand,
CONSISTING OF A FULL LINE OF
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 Sleggat, Ltd.,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
liners', 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.
If you want First Class Footwear
|||||lt upon   =    =    =    =    =    =    =
J. D.  KING  CO'S
BOOTS &  SHOES
Nothing equals them for Style, Fit, Finish and Wear.
flaple Leaf and King Quality Rubbers.
WHOLESALE   ONLY.
Vancouver, B. C. J. LECKIE CO., Limited.
The ViRCoiaver Breweries, lm.
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
Cascade Beer
Ginger Beer
«£ 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
August 8, 1903
SCIENCE JOTTINGS.
The Population of China—The Gold
Product Since Days of Columbus.
There has been so much said of what
is poetically termed the "teeming millions" of China, that the official census
recently published by the Imperial treasury department of China is of no little
interest, since it furnishes a method of |
determining just how many millions of
beings there are in China. It appears
that the Celestial Empire contains 426,-
000,000 inhabitants, and that China proper, eighteen provinces, contains 407,-,
000,000. The number of inhabitants per
square kilometer averages 103. For
comparison it may be stated that Germany has 105 inhabitants per square kilometer; Belgium, 220; and the United
Kingdom, 130.   A kilometer is about jHs
of
mile.
The largest factory of chemicals ii
the
world is said to be the aniline and soda
establishment of Baden in Germany.
The works employ 148 scientific chemists,
75 technical engineers, 305 clerks, and
more than 6,000 workingmen There
aie 42X buildings for factory purposes and
548 dwellings for laborers and 91 for
officials. One hundred and two boilers
furnish steam for 253 engines with 12,160
horse power. A network of railways
having a total length of 27 miles, con
nects with the state railroad system.
The total gold production of the world
from the discovery of America by Columbus to the year 1900 is, according to the
report of the United States mint, in
round numbers, $9,811,000,000. Pure
gold of this value would' weigh about
16,272 tons, and occupy a space equal to
27,039 cubic feet. Graphically this
amount could be represented by a solid
circular tower of gold 20 feet in diameter
and 86 feet in height. The total yearly
world production of gold since 1900 would
increase the height of such tower about
three feet each year.
Some one with an aptitude for statistics has been doing a little calculation on
the subject of the human heart and its
activities. The normal heart, it appears,
beats about 75 times in a minute, so that
an hour's record would be something like
4320 beats. Supposing that a man lived
to be fifty, his heart would have beaten
1,892,160,000 times. If a son of this man,
more robust than his father, should fill
out the scriptural allotment of three
score years and ten, his heart beats would
number 2,649,024,000. It is easy to understand, after such a computation, why
this hard-working servant of the human
body so frequently wears out.
Dr. Stiles, of the marine hospital service at Washington, professes to have discovered and "cultivated" a parasitic
worm which causes mosquitoes to "die
of terrible pains in their stomachs."
Hotel Tulameen
The Largest and Most Home-
•like 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.
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Hotel * Jackson
^~wv~The Leading Hotel
This Hotel, having
passed into new management, will be found first
class in every department.       •* CN
Hot and Cold Water
Baths.     H H
Good Stables
Hotel * Jackson
Princeton, B*C.
Just opened
COMMERCIAL
HOTEL
Flrsl Class Dining Room
City
Newly Filled
Good Beds
 No Chinese Employed.	
ISaTBEST BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS^
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
DRIARD HOTEL,
NICOLA LAKE,
efitted.
The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and;Cigars.
TELEPHONE- BATH.
Headquarters ifor Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage I,ines.
 August 8, 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
WATERLOO MINE.
Tinder  a   Progressive   Management
this Mine is Certainly Rich.
The following description of operations in the Waterloo mine at Camp McKinney, in the Similkameen country, is
an example of the riches to be found
scattered throughout the whole Similkameen district. As soon as machinery
can be brought in reasonably here then
there will be fifty Waterloos for there is
no doubt in the minds of experts, prospectors and others of their existence in
this district:
"We are realizing about $300 a day
from the operation of the five stamp mill
on the Waterloo, Camp McKinney, B.
C," said Denis Clark. Mr. Clark is one
of the largest stockholders in Waterloo,
and it is under his vigorous supervision
that the property, which has been in hard
straits, has been put on its feet until it
now ranks among the promising gold
producers of British Columbia.
"We are taking out ore only in development," continued Mr. Clark, " and
we are treating about ten tons a day. Of
the values $200 a day is being saved
the plates and $100 a day is going into
the concentrates.
''The development includes a 1
from the 250 to the 150 foot level, and
another from the 150 to the 60-foot workings. A winze which was sunk from the
150-foot workings for 50 feet showed
fine body of ore, and the raise from the
lowest level is being run to connect
with it.
"The property  is   working about
men, and we have sent up an assayer who
will take charge of the sampling of the
mine and wilLremain permanently.
"There is a streak of high grad<
from two to four feet wide running from
$150 to $200 a ton, which extends clear
through the ledge. We expect to make
shipments of that crude ore as soon
we can .start the stopes. In addition
this rich stuff there is six feet of good
free milling ore, which will be treated on
the ground.
"I have taken an interest in the Font-
enoy, an adjoining property which abuts
the Waterloo close to the Waterloo workings. The Waterloo vein is plainly
traceable into the Fontenoy. The lattc
company, which is largely composed 1
Victoria, B.C., people, expects to start
operations shortly through the Waterloo
workings at the 250-foot level."—Spoke
man-Review.
Wonderful Increase in Trade.
Canada's aggregate trade for the year
ending June 30 last   was #467,637.'
an increase of #41,750,000 over that of
last year.
There was also an increase in the domestic trade of the Dominion of about
#50,000,000.     Canada's foreign trade
exports produced in Canada, amounted
to one and a half million dollars per
working day last year, whereas in 1896 it
was about #730,000 per working day.
There was an increase in the export of
animals and their products to the value
of #18,000,000, which was equal to the
entire aggregate increase during the
eighteen years in which the country was
under Conservative rule.
Canada's trade for the.year was #81 per
head, as compared with #31 per head in
the United States.
The trade figures show a most marked
development in the country.
Searching for Diamonds.
R. W. Brock, of the Dominion geological survey department, who with W.
H. Boyd, son of the chancellor of Ontario, are now camped in the Lardeau
country for the season's work, dropped
valuable suggestion while passing
through Nelson the other day.
Mr. Brock says that it is at least possible that diamonds may be found in some
of the formations of the Kootenays, and
he insists that this is sufficiently probi
ble to warrant prospectors first learning
how to look for diamonds and then keeping an eye "open" for them whilst search-
the hills.   Mr. Brock's suggestion is nol
Diamond fields in other countries have
been found quite accidentally and the
country has been long prospected before
the discovery  was made.—Nelson News.
Subscribe for the Star, only $2
per annum.
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Lines
WE ARE EXCLUSIVELY
SHOEMAKERS
AND CAN GUARANTEE
Style, Comfort and Durability
IN FOOTWEAR
MANUFACTURED
BY US.
The
AMES
HOLD EN
Company
OF MONTREAL, DTD.
VANCOUVER   BaC*
imports, entered for consumption, and of «OOO0OOOOOOOOOO0OOOOOO000O
MHALO WALL FINISH.
This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its durability, prettyftints, and the easy mode of mixing and applying. Put up in 23 beautiful
shades and white. As your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
McLENNAN, McFEELY & Co., Ltd.,
Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
LIBERAL PLATFORM
12 Sound Planks Upon Which Liberals Will Rally for Victory.
The Liberal platform, as adopted at the
Provincial Liberal  Convention held  at
Vancouver, is as follows :
1. The immediate redistribution of the
constituencies of the province on the
basis of population, but allowing a smaller
unit of population per seat for the outlying districts.
2. Government ownership, Dominion,
provincial and municipal, of public services of utilities is sound and should be
carried out in British Columbia.
3. Should it be advisable at any time
to grant aid to a railway company such
shall be in cash and not in land and no
bonus of any kind shall be given without definite and effective means being
taken to safeguard the interests of the
province in the management of the road,
control of the freight and passenger rates
and provision made against such railway
having any liability against it except for
actual cost.
4. Immediate construction of the Coast-
Kooteuay railway, the Cariboo railway,
the extension of the island railway,
iailway from Alberni to a point on th
east coast of the island, a road in th
northern part of the province from the
coast to the eastern boundary with
extension to the northern boundary, the
railway from Vernon to Midway by n
fork of Kettle river, with necessary
branch lines, ferries and connections.
5. The enforcement of the act no)
force compelling the scaling of logs by
government scalers.
6. That such legislation should b<
enacted as will result in making the
lands included in the various dyking
areas available for cultivation as quickly
as possible and secure prompt paynu
of assessments when due.
7. That the government should keep
in touch with the conditions in connection with mining, protecting said industry against combines and trusts and if
necessary for the purpose build and operate smelters and refineries. No reasonable change should be made in the mining laws without full notice to all parties
interested, giving full opportunity for
discussion and criticism.
8. As the province can only advance
by the  settlement within its borders of
thrifty and   prosperous citizens, and j
Orientals never  become citizens in ai
proper sense of the word, we declare
to be the duty of the government to discourage Oriental immigration and
ployment by   every  means   within
power, and we appeal to our fellow Liberals throughout the Dominion to aid us
in our efforts to protect ourselves against
the ruinous competition of men having
standard   of   decency   and comfort in
mensely below that of civilized people,
and who  shirk   every duty and obligation   of citizenship   which the law will
allow them to escape.
9. The government ought to prevent
the waste and suffering caused by strikes
and lockouts, and an earnest effort 01
to be made to provide some meat
preventing such strikes and lockouts,
we approve the adoption of compulsory
arbitration.
10. The fiscal system of the province
is in need of r%visibn. Taxation should
bear upon privilege rather than upon
dustry, and no addition should be made
to the debt of the province except for
public works properly chargeable to capital.
11. The retaining of the resources ol
the province as an asset for the benefit of
the people and taking effective measures
to prevent the alienation" of the public
domain except to actual, bona fide business or industrial purposes, putting an
end to the practice of speculation in connection with the same.
12. The construction and maintenance
of roads throughout the province to aid
in the development of the mining and
agricultural districts.
The
Leading
store
in
Princeton
A
Good
Thing
Deserves Helping along
Especially when its Money
in Your Pocket to do so.
We have placed several
Lines on our Bargain
Counter and put Prices
on them that will Certainly Make Them Go
Quickly.
Take a look at These.
Snaps.
THE
HOWSE
COY
LIMITED
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
August 8, 1903
■: PRINCETON!:-
British Columbia
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Governmenl 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
Send for Map and Price List to & «£ *& *& *&
ERNEST  WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION  FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.

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