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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; J 44 Miles to Vancouver.
Vol. iv.   No. 25.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1903.
$2 a Year.
SOME PARTING SHOT
CAMPAIGN CLOSED
Liberal Meeting Addressed by
the  Candidate—Attentive
Audience -- A Rousing Appeal to
Reason.
Ou Wednesday evening a liberal meeting was held in the Tulameen hotel,
George Aldous in the chair. ' There
was good attendance and the audience,
was attentive and respectful throughout.
A number of the candidate's ardent supporters from Ashnola and vicinity were
present.
In striking contrast to some of the
speakers at the Conservative meeting the
night previous, Mr. McLean refrained
from personal allusions or abuse,
speech throughout was genteel in tone
and appealed to the intelligence and
son of the electors with a force that cc
not fail of conviction.
It was a surprise to many who had
heard Mr. McLean for the first time,
know that he could speak with such
fluency and earnestness and withal present sensible and comprehensive views
of the political situation. He won votes
by his manly denunciation of political
evils and the persons guilty of them,
Mr. McLean will be able to advocate the
rights of his constituents on the floor ot
the legislative assembly in a manner that
will command attention, whereas his
opponent is very deficient in public speaking and would have to depend on another
member to put forth his arguments.
Mr. McLean in the course of his speech
referred to the tactics of the Consei
tive speakers in trying to villify him by
stating that he was so poor he would
be able to put up the election deposit of
#200 and also that his personal belongings were very limited. It was only the
words of a sentence the speaker required
to brush away this slanderous personal
abuse. "Pocr but honest," he hoped
never to make money by employing the
dubious business methods of his Conservative opponent.
He eulogized the Liberal party for having selected men of clean record to bear
the banner of the party and compared
them with the Davie-Turner- Dunsmuir-
McBride Conservative premiers who had
well nigh ruined the province with their
squandering business habits and political
corruption.
Mr. McLean favors a road up One-mile
to Aspen Grove thus saving about twenty
miles to Nicola, and he is also in hearty
sympathy with the aims of the Provincial Mining Association.
, The meeting Thursday night at Otter
Flat was very satisfactory to Liberals.
POLITICAL PARAGRAPHS.
Last night the Liberal candidate for
the Similkameen, and in all probability
its future representative for the next four
years held a grand rally at Hedley.
was the last parting shot fired during the
campaign, the Conservative candidate
having retired from the stump the night
previous..
This has been a busy week for W.'A
McLean. He has been in the saddh
night and day and has covered every incfc
of the riding. If earnest, hard work
counts for anything in a campaign then
Mr. McLean is entitled to and worthy of
The declared    determination   of the
Provincial  Mining Association to eliminate politics from the scope of its efforts
and  yet to  obtain  the position of each
candidate  for the  legislature upon th(
vexed questions of the mining industry
will command   respect.    Business is
best politics for British  Columbia a
present time.     The   manifesto   of
Liberals  show  how they stand  on
mining question.
A correspondent at the coast writes
that Westminster. Delta, Chilliwack and
Richmond will turn down the McBride
candidates.
It appears that the man who carrie
purse for the Conservative candidate
'touched' to the tune of #310 in a Hedley
hotel on  Tuesday  night.    There is food
in this bit of news for reflection.   Snrely
half that amount  would cover  the
penses of the  travellers.    Was the other
half a boodle fund ?
W. C. McLean, of Nelson, was i
Princeton a few days this week lookin
over his interests here and at Ashnoli
He reports the political outlook at Ne
son as decidedly in favor of the Liberal
candidate, Mr. Taylor, and that Huston
has lost ground through the errors of his
party and his own domineering spirit.
John L. Retallack, Liberal candidate
for Kaslo, in opposition to the Hon.
Bob Green, has had a very successful candidature thus far and it is beyond doubt
that he will be elected.
Placing the lowest conservative estimate on the Liberal majority in the next
house there will be twenty-six Liberals
and sixteen Conservatives.
Princeton Public School.
The monthly report of the Princeton
public school is gratifying to all
cerned. The attendance is increasing
steadily and the progress of the scholars
is particularly marked. Following is the
honor roll for September:
Fourth reader, Janet Findlay; third
reader, 1 Ralph Murdoch, 2 Marie Murdoch ; 2nd reader, I Ruby McMullen, 2
Myrtle Schishler, 3 Lilly Gulliford ; ist
reader, George Gulliford; 2nd primer,
Qharlie Murdoch ; ist primer, 1 Fred.
' Schisler, 2 Dewey McMullen.
LOCAL PARAGRAPHS
THANKSGIVING DAY
Brief News Notes  and   Personal Mention—Robbery
at Hedley—The Chinese Head Tax-
Vote Early.
Vote early and vote for the Liberal-
Labor candidate, W. A. McLean.
Workingmen should recollect that if
they vote Conservative today they vote
for a party, whose policy is to increase
the poll tax from $3 to $5.
Voting by ballot is strictly secret and
no man can tell how his neighbor votes.
A party of friends of the Rev. Mr.
Stewart and G. L. Mason, missionaries,
assembled at the residence of Gordon
Murdoch recently to mark their esteem
of and regret for the departure of both
gentlemen. Rev. Mr. Stewart left
Wednesday for Fairview where he will
in future labor. Mr. Mason left for Gli
emma in the Fnderby district, where he
has been assigned by the mission board.
Alex. Bell is erecting an annex to his
cottage on Vermilion avenue.
Al Johnson has moved his family into
C. Barber's house for the winter.
A. Gallinger was in town on Tuesday
returning to Boulder creek the day following. Mr. Gallinger is keeping a force
of men steadily at work on the Cousin
Jack. The shares of the Cousin Jack
are in demand and are considered a good
investment.
T. J. Armstrong, sheriff, of New Westminster, was in Princeton in connection
with the duties of his office on Thursday. He had a judgment issued at the
instance of Cook & Co., Bobert Stevenson and J. W. Dryden against the Boston
and B.C. Mining Co., which was served.
A sale in satisfaction of claims of the
above parties against said mining company will be effected in due course.
Proclamation issued by the Dominion
of Canada has made Thursday, Octobei
15, Thanksgiving Day.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., has recently surveyed townsite  property on  the  north
bank of the Tulameen river just oppo-
te the town.
Miss M. L. Whillans, teacher here for
the past nine months, went to Hedley on
Thursday where she has been appointed
teacher to the school recently begun
there.
A gentleman in town has received a
letter from a relative stating that a for.
tune of $100,000 is about to be allocated
to the heirs in proportions of one-sixth.
Owing to the gentlemen's extreme reti-
name is withheld for the pres-1
ent. I
The Chinese Head Tax.
It was the Liberals that put up the
head tax on the Chinese to $100 soon
after taking office in 1896, and now they
have raised it to #500. Uunder Conservative government the head tax was only
$50. In eighteen long years of Conservative government the tax did not get beyond #50, and even now the Liberals have
imposed the $500 head tax against the
determined opposition of these' Chinese
sympathizers at Ottawa. Does this look
as if the Conservatives were at all favorable to the protection of white labor as
against the cheap, degraded Oriental ?
The Chinaman .comes into competition
with nearly every phase of industry in
the province, but more particularly with
farmers, gardeners, miners and laborers.
If you want that competition continued
Investigating Mineral Resources.
J. Redman, mining engineer and geologist, arrived in Princeton last week arid
has been busy making examination of
the mining camps in the vicinity and
collecting ores with a view to determine
their characteristics and values. There
is no doubt, in his opinion, that Copper
mountain and Aspen Grove will be great
copper producing camps.
. He has been a resident of Kamloops
for the past five years at one time
being in the assay business there. Mr.
Redman is here in the interests of British capital and it will largely depend on
his investigations and the consequent
report as to values and quantity whether
investment be made.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
$2,000,600. Reserve Fund fi.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.
Mrs. Fred. Frendt and child came up *
from Hedley on their way to Otter Flat,
remaining here for a day or two to catch
the stage.
C. DeBarro of the Otter Flat hotel was
in town on business on Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshall of Nicola Lake
came in on last Saturday's stage, going
on to Hedley on Monday.
C. O. French and F. R. Whitwell returned Thursday from a coal prospecting
irip to Nicola and are well pleased with
McLean Bros., who hold a railway;
charter via the Similkameen district
from the coast to the Kootenays have
begun actual construction between Vancouver and New Westminster. The contractors expect to build as far as Hope by
next spring. McLean Bros, expect to
get a subsidy for their line from the Dominion government. They had to begin
construction to hold their charter.
S\j
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
October 3, 1903
The Similkameen Star
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THE FUTURE  OUTLOOK.
Whatever the result of the elections today may be so far as the
victory of either side is concerned,
one thing is certain that the future
outlook of the province was never
more hopeful. With party government after today there will be given"
a stability to public and individual
affairs that has never been known
in British Columbia. The province
may be said to have put off its
swaddling clothes and donned the
full garb of statehood.
There are added responsibilities
to be shouldered with the increase
in party power and development.
Formerly, under non-party government, the poor old provincial cow
was milked dry oy the sucklings of
each successive administration. To
make ends meet was all that the
politicians aimed at. Statesmen,
there were none. Now there is
scope for statecraft of the highest
order and party lines tightly drawn
will serve to help draw out the best
in legislators. The one party will
vie with the other in a healthy
rivalry to make as good showing
as possible.
The responsibility of developing
the great natural resources of the
country can be placed where it belongs on either of the parties at the
helm. No government can longer
afford to shirk its duty. There is
an immense amount of road building to be done throughout the province and especially here in the
Similkameen district where there
will be a hundred large mining
camps to connect with the centers.
There are river banks to be protected, logjams to be removed and
streets to be graded in the towns
where there is no municipal organization, all ...these and many other
necessary works of a local nature
must be undertaken if there is to
be progress.
Princeton has never been fairly
treated by any of the governments
in the matter of money appropriations and now that there is an opportunity to secure a representative
from this end of the riding who
will see that justice is done, electors should not neglect their interests by voting for the Fairview candidate.  "IK
It is a notorious fact that nearly
all government officials and those
receipt of government patronage,
are working incessantly for Conservative candidates. The govern*
ment subsidized ^Esculaps at Fair-
v is an instance of zeal outrunning good sense in the political race.
He is a living exposition of the parable of the unjust steward. Verily,
he shall have his reward.
EDITORIAL NOTES.
The Conservatives are conducting a campaign of personal abuse.
The electors want business, not
slander. Mr. McLean talks business from start to finish.
T. G. McManamon, an employee
of the C.P.R., is the Conservative
nominee in Yale. The C.P.R. will
use him in the house, if be is elected,
to delay the building of any railway into the Similkameen.
Vote for McBride and the C.P.R.
if you want to delay building the
Coast-Kootenay railway. The C.
P.R. has opposed all railway propositions coming to the Similkameen and it will continue to do so
as long as it has a willing tool in
the legislature like McBride or his
supporting candidates.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to th
1 Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work
for a license to prospect for coal on the followin
described lands :—
Commencing at a post marked E. O'Rourke1
N.E. corner of section 33, township 91, district <
Yale,
E. O'Rourke, Locator,
H. W. Elliott, Agent.
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 12,1903.
The Conservatives must be put
to great straits since they have got
real belted knight stumping the
Kootenays for them. No less a
personage than Sir Charles Hibbert
Tupper, K.C., Knight, N.G., one
of the most talkative political sprigs
in the Dominion, is on the warpath
for Richard the "faint-hearted."
It was "Hibby" who talked the
Commons empty and put the speaker into coma on the Yukon charges.
Nice man to send out to talk christians to death.
NOTICE.
ueen Alexandria and Marquis of Lome mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where located:
Copper mountain.
tificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under sec-
*"  "   e the issuance
STEVENSON.
NOTICE.
•D-C" mineral claim,!
McPhail's ranch.
te in the Similkam
'ale district. WI
:k, west of and r
Take notice that I, Sydney R. Almond, acting
as agent for the other owners and myself: i. e.,
John A. Cairns,  free miner's certificate No. B
56324! James Snowden,  free miner's certificate
No. B72028 and Sydney R. Almond, free miner's
certificate No. B74427, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for
"ijflcate of improvements, for theJporpose cif
ining a crown grant of the above clar
id further take notice that action- mi
37, must be commenced befor<
S. R. ALMOND.
TO THE PUBLIC
' authorized agent.
HILTON KEITH,
The Similkameen Co.-L't'b. " .
Secretary.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
* the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains east,
80 chains north, 80 chains west, back to post, in
all 640 acres. A. E. Howse, Locator,
H. W. Elliott, Agent.
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 11,1903.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
license to prospect forcoal on the following
described landsaS">*■-" *
Commencing at a post marked P. Buscombe's
N.E. corner of section 35, township 91, district of
Yale,
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains west
lains north, 80 chains east, back to  post,
all 640 acres. P. Buscombb, Locator,
H. W. Ell: otx,-Agent. —
Dated Nicola Lake, August 11,1903.
NOTICE.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to the
* Chief Commissioner of lands and Works for
"cense to prospect for coal on the following de-
fomencing at a post marked P. A. Howse's S.
tion 34, township 91, district of Yale,
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains east,'8a
chains south, 80 chains west, to point of starting,
NOTICE.
rHIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
ir a license tc prospect for coal on the following
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 1
NOTICE.
 ise to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
Commencing at a post marked Louis Quin-
ville's S.E. corner, adjoining I. Graham's section
on. the: north,
mencement, and containing 640 acres more or
" ess. Louis Quinville, Locator,
J. E Shivels, Agent.
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 4,1903.
NOTICE.
n date I intend
apply i
 prospect for coal 1	
described lands :—
Commencing at a post marked H. W. Elliott's
v". corner, situated at the N.W. corner ofsec-
n 36, township 91, district of Yale,
ind running 80 chains north, 80 chains east,
south, 89 chains west, to point of com-
r. Elliott, Locator.
a ning   40 ac
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 5, it
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
described lands:—
Commencing at a post marked J.
S.E. corner, situated at the N.E. —
ining 80
...rtofY-
NOTICE.
•s from date I intend to apply
lommissioner of Lands and Wor»o
,„, a u>ui>. ...J prospect for coal on the following
described lands:—
 * ig at a post marked W. C. Nichol
of section 34, township 91, district <
ig south 80 chains, east 80 chain
containing 640 acres.
W. C. Nichol, Locator,
•  H. W. Elliott, Agent.
*.W corn.
Subscribe for the Star, only $2
per annum.
NOTICE.
 J> prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post marked Geo. R. Philp's
S.W. corner, adjoining F. A. Howse's section on
the north,
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains east,
80 chains south, 80 chains west, back to post, in
all 640 acres.
Geo. R. Philp, Locator,
H. W. Elliott, Agent.
Dated Nicola Lake, August 12,1903.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I
*   the Chief Commissioner 1
aencement, contain
Dated Nicola Lak<
g 640 acres.
:. P. Davis, Locator,
'.. W. Elliott, Agent.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of " -■
Ing described la
Commencing
K>mbe'sS.B.co
:laim on the no	
And running north 80 chains, west 80 chains,
mencement, containing 640 acres.
L. R. Buscombe, Locator,
H. W. Elliott, Agent.
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 12,1903.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply to the
1 Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described ?—J- •
aencement, containing 640 acres.
- D. G. Marshall, Locator,
H. W. Elliott, Agent.
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 12, 1903.
NOTICE.
 the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post marked R. Quinville's
N.E. corner of section 28, township 91, district of
Yalt,i^t,J
And running south 80 chains, west 80 chains,
north 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
R. Quinville, Locator,
J. E. Shivels, Agent.
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 12,1903.
NOTICE.
coal on the ft	
[escribed lands:
Commencing at a post marked Geo. Buscombe's
I.E. corner, adjoining L. Quinville's section on
Aains north, 80 chains wesl
ining 640 acres.
Geo. Buscombe, Locator,
H. W. Elliott, Agent.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to appiy to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains east,
chains south, 80 chains west, back to post, cc
taining in all 640 acres.
Geo. I. Wilson, Locator,
H. W. Elliott, Agent.
Dated Nicola Lake, August 12th, 1903.
NOTICE.
Humbolt Mineral Claim, situate in the Similkameen  Mining-Division  of Yale District.
Where   located —On Copper  Mountain,
about 600 feet south -bT-the Helen Gardner
Mineral Claim.'   va
Take Notice that wt, William Alfred Cooper
and Alfred Joseph Cooper, Free Miners' Certificates B54742  and   B54743   respectively,  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 claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance'
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this Thirteenth day of May, A.D. 1903.
M atWlELIAM ALFRED COOPER.
ALFRED JOSEPH COOPER.
Dissolution of Partnership
NOTICE is hereby given that the partnership
1 ~ heretofore1 subsisting between us, the undersigned, as hotelkeepers in the town of Hedley
city, in the Similkameen Riding, has been dis-
W. 4, MCLEAN.
\r r
 October 3, 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
J. A. Paterson, of. Ladner, accompanied Sheriff Armstrong here on Wednesday evening and took in the political
meeting. They were both favorably-impressed with the address by Mr. McLean,
L. W Shatford, the Conservative candidate for the riding of Similkameen,
was in town Tuesday and addressed a
meeting in the Princeton hotel. Judge
Murphy also addressed the meeting.
C. Thomas occupied the chair. Mr.
Shatford_and the Judge went on to Granite Creek, Wednesday, where they addressed a meeting that night, proceeding
to Otter Valley the following day^     I
Heavy frosts and bright, warm day
have taken the place of the dull, wet
weather of the past few months.
G. A. Bigelow of I^^ey was in f
for a day or two this week sizing up the
political situation and incidentally doing
some missionary work for his party.
J. Stott has gone to the coast on a holiday via Hope. He expects to be back in
time to vote and may possibly bring one
or two more with him.
J. Redman, M.E., returned from Hedley yesterday where he had been collecting ore specimens. He thinks that the
Nickel Plate is a great mine.
J. Stewart came up from Fairviei
Thursday to distribute  the ballot boxes
for the election.
The V.F.M.D. Co's coal drill operating
on the Similkameen about five miles up
river, is doing some record boring there.
NOTICE.
hirty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
icense to prospect for coal on the   following
NOTICE.
Thirty days after date I
Chief Commissioner o
a licence to prospect for
Joining J. A. Mohr's clai
mencing at a post on the S
back to inilial post, in afll:
Located Sept. ioth 1903.
NOTICE.
Thirty days
1     ChiefCoi
apply to th(
nd Works foi
he followinj
■d Sept. 1
lohr, Agt.
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Seals, Stencils, Price Markers, Printing Wheels, Numbering Machines,
Band Dating and Numbering Stamps,
Check Perforators, Rubber Type, Printing Presses, &c, &c.
FRANKLIN STAHP WORKS,
Vancouver, B. C.
NOTICE.
described lands :■
Located 8th September, 1963:"
ie following
1 J. A.
Administrator's Notice.
ted the 15th day of
(d all f 4S0
:he unders:
em, late of O
:, dnlyverified, to the undersigned,
ie ist day of November, A.D. 1903,
is indebted tfc the said deceased are
eiiirthelamount of such indebted-
NOTICE.
HERBKRT H. THOMAS.
i Hedley City Stored
J     A Complete New Stock of General flerchan-
7 dise always on hand,
* CONSISTING OF A FULL LINE OF
P Groceries, Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes; also
P      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
i J. A. SCHUBERT.
Weoi Vallance & Leggat, Ltd.,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Miners', Logging and Mill Supplies
WIRE ROPE A SPECIALTY.
B+G Agents for the Canadian Steel and Wire
I Co*, Field Fence--=Prices on application
VANCOUVER, B. C.
ilURALO WALL FINISH.
This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its dura=
bility, prettyftints, and the easy mode of mix=
ing and applying. Put up in 23 beautiful
shades and white. Ask your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
McLENNAN, McFEELY & Co., Ltd.,
Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
VANCOUVER, B. C.)
J.PIERCY&Co.,
WHOLESALE
DRY GO'OT&M
VICTORIA, Bf. C.
MANUFACTURERS OF
Clothing, Top Shirts and
Underwear.
A Strong
Combination.
Manitoba Hard Wheat
and the Lake of the
Woods   Milling  Co'y,
Combine to produce the finest grade
of flour on the market.
Try Best Patent Brand,
JAS. J. LOUTIT,   Agent,
Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
Tire Vancouver Breweries, lm.
BREWERS OP THE FAMOUS
-Cascade Beer
Ginger Beer
S> Alexandra Stout
<& Alexandra Ale ,,
Fofsale throughout British Columbia in all thefirst=
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
D0ERING& MARSTRAND & RED CROSS BREWERIES,
VANCOUVEP, B.  C
If you want First Class Footwear
Insist 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    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
RAILWAY RUMBLINGS.
Coast-Kootenay Road Under Construction by McLean Bros.
Construction work on the proposed
Coast-Kootenay line, eastward from Vancouver will be commenced in two weeks,
according to an announcement made by
McLean Brothers this morning.
Surveyors have been in the field for
some days between Vancouver and Westminster making a detailed survey of a
line previously decided upon. The promoters say  that
finally located actual   construction   on
right-of-way will begin.
"We have had a party of surveyors
working for some time," said Mr. McLean, "locating a route between this city
and Westminster. We propose to start
from somewhere near the centre of the
city, going eastward from Westminster
e along the northern shore line of
the city's False Creek mud flats, then
around the eastern end, crossing the
Great Northern extension at the south<
of False Creek. From there
a dist£
several blocks, then strikes south, passing the western side of Clark's park, and
will cross the main wagon road to Westminster at or near Cedar Cottage. Leaving False creek the grade may be a little
heavier than that of the Great Northern,
but this route has other advantages, besides being a little shorter, to counter
balance any loss in grade. Whether in
the east end we come around the edge of
the tideflats on piles, the same as the
Great Northern is doing, or build higher
up on property now privately owned, is
a matter for the city council to aid us in
deciding. ' The total length of the Coast-
Kootenay line, as, now proposed, is 37c
miles. It will run eastward from Vancouver, crossing the river at Westminster, through Chilliwack and the other
districts to Hope, from there to Nicola
and thence through to Midway. This
will give connection both with the C.P.R.
and the Great Northern at the point last
mentioned. In a week or two actual
struction from Hope towards Vi
will be beguu, It is idle to talk of building from Hope eastward through the
, for that cannot be done in
As has already been stated
there is no connection between our T
and the C.P.R., or the Great North
y other road."
Just Opened
COMMERCIAL
HOTEL
First Class Dining Room
October 3, 1903
Newly Fitted
Hedley
Good Beds
 No Chinese Employed.	
rBEST BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS JBtg
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
Hotel - Jackson
Princeton, B.C. jj
^VVWWW^^^^AM^AAAMMMAAMAA^M^^^
SC
 October 3, 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
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
lying districts.
2. Government ownership, Dominion,
provincial and municipal, of publi
vices 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, a
iailway from Alberni to a point on the
east coast of the island, a road in the
northern part of the province from the
coast to the eastern boundary with an
extension to the northern boundary, the
railway from Vernon to Midway by north
fork of Kettle river, with necessary
branch lines, ferries and connections.
5. The enforcement of the act now in
force compelling the scaling of logs by
government scalers.
6. That such legislation should be
enacted as will result in making the
lands included in the various dyking
areas available for cultivation as quickly
as possibleand secure prompt payments
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
8. As the province can
by the settlement within
thrifty and prosperous j
Orientals never become
proper sense of the word,
to be the duty of the government to discourage Oriental immigration and employment by every means within it;
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 peopli ,
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 ought
to be made to provide some means of
preventing such strikes and lockouts, and
we approve the adoption of compulsory
arbitration.
10. The fiscal system of the province
is in need of revision. Taxation should
bear upon privilege rather than upon industry, and no addition should be made
to the debt of the province except for
public works properly chargeable to capital.
11. The retaining of the resources of
the province as an asset for the benefit of j
the people and taking effective measure
to prevent the alienation of the publi
domain except to actual, bona fide bus
ness or industrial purposes, putting a
end to the practice of speculation in cot
■-   1 with the same.
17. H* ROGERS
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
Hedley, B.C*
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C.
FOR SALE*
NOTICE.
A sitting of the County Court ot Yale
will be held at Princeton on Monday,
October 12th, 1903, at 10 o'clock, a.m.
By Order,
HUGH HUNTER,
Registrar County Court.
Princeton, July 28th, 1903.
JOTICE is hereby given that sixty days afte
M   j-x. T --tend to apply to the Chief Commii
date I ■	
inerof Lands
rchase 640 acr<
chains, thence
NOTICE
VTOTICE is hereby given that sixty days afte
■ ^ date I intend to apply to the Chief Commii
ioner of Lands and Works  for  permission t
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Straight
Party
Lines
WE ARE EXCLUSIVELY
SHOEMAKERS
AND CAN GUARANTEE
Style, Comfort and Durability
IN FOOTWEAR
MANUFACTURED
BY US.
inly advance
ts borders of
12. The construction and maintenance
of roads throughout the province to aid
in the development of the mining and
agricultural districts.
VHAMES
HOLBEN
Company
OF MONTREAL, LTD.
VANCOUVER   B*C*
•ooooooooooooqgooooooooooo
Tieiifm
Myrtle
Navy
Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada'
For    Connoisseurs   Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the  province.
R.P.RITHET&CO.,ld.
VICTORIA; B. C,
Sole Agents*
ipii]
The
Leading
store
in
Princeton
4
i*©©«# ii
Thing
Deserves Helping j 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
A.E.
HOWSE
COY
LIMITED
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
October 3, 1903
■: PRINCETON I :■
British Columbia,
&l                   &
Lots for
• • • aaLjtlilC • • •
PRESENT PRICES OF
LOTS
From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot.^^
She of Lots 50x100
Ft. and 33x100 Ft.
Terms:   1-3 Cash;
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent, per annum. *£
i          i
1
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
^mwwww M WWWWWW
Send for Map and Price List to «£ <£ *& *& «£
ERNEST  WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION  FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.
m I
.££.

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