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Mineral Products of the Similkameen and Nicola Districts :==Gold, Silver, Platinum, Copper, Lead, Iron and Coal.
Vol. iv.   No. 20.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1903.
$2 a Year.
HEDLEY PARAGRAPHS.
Labor Day 7th and 8th of September.
The wedding of Audy Winkler to Miss
McLeod of Nelson on the 19th inst. was
celebrated with dance and festivity. The
marriage ceremony was performed by the
Rev. Plummer, Methodist pastor, and is
said to be the first wedding in Hedley
City. The groom is one of the popular
firm of Winkler & Herring, Grand Union
proprietors.   Congratulations to both.
Dr. Whillans is expected soon to become resident physician for the Nickel
Plate mine.
Preparations for Labor Day celebration go on apace. Some philanthropic
ladies will conduct a refreshment booth
the proceeds of which will be used for
beneficent purposes. They expect to be
well patronized.
E. J. Dunsmoor, is retiring from the
drug business.
A building is to be set apart for dancing
on Labor Day.
The license for the brewery has not
been received but is expected shortly.
EASY GRADES FROM COAST TO MIDWAY
HOPE SUMMIT NOT DIFFICULT
Engineer  Can  Obtain a  Grade From Princeton to
Hope  of Not More than 2.25   per cent,—-
It is Now Up to the Government
to Begin Construction.
The Coal Drill.
The boring of a test hole for coal ot
the bank of the Tulameen by the Vei
million Forks Mining and Development
Co. has been suspended for the present.
Mr. Waterman is having a roadway made
to Kruger bar on the Similkameen, where
the drill will be operated. He hopes tc
have testing here and at Nicola completed
before winter sets in.
Natural Eood in Similkameen.
There is nothing lacking in this land
of plenty. The necessities of life
spread on the lap of nature with a lavish
hand Turn where one will the table
supplied for the proudest noble or tl
humblest peasant. The Similkamee
is surely a sportsman's paradise and the
poor man's haven. The streams abound
with fish in great variety ; the hills
valleys teem with chicken, grouse, duck
and geese which, as yet, have neve:
failed. The mountains give their quot:
of food in deer (mowitch), bear and
sheep (big horn) so that no man need
lack for meat. A man with a few hundred of flour, proportionate with sugar
and tea, is monarch of the situation.
Wild fruits may be had for the taking
and whether green or dried are both
nourishing and regulative. If it were
not for the vast mineral deposits here
one would be inclined to tell the government to "keep their old railway!" and to
the capitalist "say : "take back your filthy
lucre-!" and leave, us alone tacommune
with and feed upon nature.
A meeting is to be held at Keremeos
on Sept. ist for the purpose of choosing
another Liberal candidate or re-choosing
the former nominee. It is expected a lot
of balm will be poured into the wounded
feelings of some and that a real live candidate will be in the field at least a week
or.ten days before election!
The somewhat hackneyed subject of
a railroad into the Similkameen has lost
none of its interest to readers of the
Star through repetition. As time wears
on new light, new developments and
fresh opinions are being added almost
daily to the overwhelming evidence as to
the need and feasibility of the road.
There are a few who think the Hope
summit impassable ; with them the "wish
is father to the thought." And yet again
there are others who know better but
dare not give expression because of a
^.dominating fear of the C.P.R.
In the face of all the accumulated official reports, newspaper comment, undisputed evidence of a private or public
nature and a cloud of witnesses who have
seen with their own eyes the country and
its vast mineral possibilities, it would be
one of the most notorious acts of folly
and stupidity to longer defer the building of a railway into the Similkameen.
The whole question of a railroad will
rest entirely with the government resultant of the general elections on the 31st
of October, for, if incorporated
prise will not undertake it on a fai
of agreement then the government must
build it. The people demand it and
ditions amply justify it.
Within sixty days of above date, if it
be a businesslike government, negotiations and legislation should begin to
ensure the construction of the road next
spring. Within eighteen months from
today the rails could be laid into Princeton. With exceptional facilities for procuring lumber and other material and the
advantages of simultaneous construction
both ways the foregoing asrertion is fully
justified.
The feasibility of a road from Midway
to Princeton has never been questioned
the merest tyro in railroad construction. The crux of the whole question
lies between Princeton and Hope, from
the latter point to the coast is easy.
From a gentleman who is willing to
stake his reputation as an engineer and
who avows the absolute reliability and
correctness of his. figures the statement is
that from Princeton to Tulameen
the Hope mountains a uniform
;rade of 1.25 per cent, can be obtained,
and from Tulameen summit to Hope an
easy grade of 2.25 per  cent.,   which is
n be found. On other
j railroad lines the grades are often doubli
' those named.
Space is cheerfully given quotations
from the opinions of a gentleman who has
been nearly a score of years engaged
railroad engineering throughout the
Dominion. He has visited the Sim
meen in various capacities and his \
on the railway question are- of exceptional interest and reliability. They-
as follows:
"Regarding the above—(1) As to feasibility and (2) as an investment. As tc
the first, if any railroad company (the
C.P.R. for instance and more particularly) is satisfied with the cost of construction, grade and curvature which rule
on the Columbia & Western between
Robson and Midway, I am positive construction from that point (Midway) to the
coast can, at least, be carried out on tl
same conditions, in fact, with regard
grade, can be very much bettered.
" As an investment it would be well to
bear in mind that tonnage possibilities
the Boundary were no more a certainty
prior to construction of the portion of
the C. &. W. mentioned than they ai
the Similkameen today. Tonnage sprang
into existence on its completion, ha;
creased ever since, and at present requires
the company's utmost efforts to handh
it. As a result it is paying equal to th<
best paying sections of the C.P.R. One
smelting and mining company in
Boundary, except for the recent strike of |
coal miners, would have, I am told, 1
ibuted one-sixtieth of the C.P.R. freight
rnings the past year. The traffic being
handled today justifies the road having
been built.
The conditions now ruling in the
Similkameen are the same as ruled in the
Boundary at the time the railway was
built. The ores of the Similkameen in
value and quantity are the equal of the
Boundary and the possibilities of tonnage
just as great as they have proved to be
there and greater, by the additional item
of coal. That the road would pay can be
said with greater certainty than could be
said at the time the road in question was
built. In view of how it does pay it can
be said with absolute certainty that continued construction by the C.P.R. or a
road by another company would also pay.''
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
Ed. Tennyson of Hedley City who has
been in the employ of the Nickel Plate
Co. was in town on business last Tuesday.
He thinks the Nickel Plate a great mine
and fully warrants the estimated expenditure of a million and a half dollars to
date. Mr. Tennyson has great faith in
his Boulder creek holdings.
Miss Summers leaves by stage tomorrow morning for Portland, Ore., after
having visited her brother Kit here for
a couple of months.
The attendance at the public school
has reached fourteen, some of the schol- I
ars coming long distances. The little
Misses Schisler and Miss Finlay travelling five miles on horseback over mountain and valley to school would be considered a great hardship in older countries. But these winsome little sprites
enjoy it, as their sparkling eyes and ruddy
Hugh Hunter has some fine pumpkins,
tomatoes and cucumbers as well as a garden full of other rare and common vegetables that would require a column in
description. The transition of the succu-
ulent pumpkin into pie is one of the
chief charms pertaining to this fruit. It
is a generally accepted truth that a woman who builds good 'punkin' pie will
not be long in finding a husband if she
wants one. There are a lot of bachelors in Princeton who want to be husbands—please pass the pie!
C. O. French and J. M. Hitchings have
returned from the Coldwater basin where
they had gone to locate some coal claims.
They both think that it has no superior
in the province and must prove a rival of
Crow's Nest coal as soon as railway and
coking facilities are afforded. The Spokane Coal Co. are letting a contract for
test boring. The price paid, it is understood, is $3 per foot.
Sam Spencer has in his cellar a butt of
wine made from olalla berries which will
compare favorably with the juice of the
grape for flavor. It has just that bitter
tang which makes it appetizing and comforting for table use. The abundance of
wild fruit here makes possible the best •
of beverages without price at everybody's;
Government Road Surveys.
H. C. Killeen, government road surveyor, arrived from Aspen Grove a few
days ago and is at present locating a road
from Princeton to Copper mountain. He
has made a thorough reconnaissance of
various routes and although it is a
difficult country to traverse, because of
its undulatory nature, there is no doubt
he will select the best obtainable. Mr.
Killeen has the knack or skill to hold an
even grade on his roads, in striking contrast with many of the roads in the province, which are but a succession of ascents and declivities. The road to Copper mountain will be on the east side of
the Similkameen river.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
CHINESE HEAD TAX.
Of all the nationalities wafted to
the western shores of Canada none
are less welcome than the Chinese.
Be they Kanaka, Japanese, Fijian
or natives of the farther isles of the
Pacific with their semi-barbaric customs and habits, none evoke such
outspoken condemnation as John
Chinaman. On him alone, of all
humanity, does the stigma of a
head tax rest. The reason for it
lies more particularly in the non-
assimilative character of "John,"
for, no matter if he remain a score
of years in the very centers of civilization still he retains his uncouth habits, chopsticks and queue
with all that firmness of root with
which he departed his native land.
He knows nothing of the adage :
When in Rome do as the Romans
do.
This utter indifference of Chinamen to civilized surroundings along
with an insatiable desire to get
money and retire to their own country makes them the most undesirable settlers, if only from a financial standpoint, that any country
could be afflicted with. Living on
food largely imported from China
and wearing clothing of their own
manufacture they afford no scope
for commerce outside themselves.
Had British Columbia never known
the Celestial it would have been
many millions of dollars in pocket,
besides having thousands more settlers who would be a permanent and
valuable asset in the aggregate of
national wealth.
Having thus briefly stated what
is patent to almost everyone and
which was emphasized by the verdict of the Chinese commission a
year ago, it is in striking contrast
to the vote and attitude of the Conservatives on the Chinese question.
How the senator for Victoria
(Macdonald) will square himself
with popular opinion while his vote
is diametrically opposed to that
opinion on the five hundred dollar
head tax on the Chinese, remains
to be seen. If he has a patriotic
fibre in his being how can he reconcile it with his conduct in direct
opposition to the country's best interests ? If this province is to be a
white man's country neither Senator Macdonald nor his Conservative
confreres to the number of fourteen
in the Senate have assisted by their
votes to attain that desirable end.
Unstinted credit is due the Liberal senator (Templeman) who has
so strenuously combatted the "yellow peril" in this province and its
friends at Ottawa. The gratitude
of the people will find expression
at both the Provincial and Dominion elections by returning Liberal
candidates and thus add to the long
roll of reforms and triumphs of
Liberal principles.
Judging by   the   vote, had the
Conservatives been in power, there
would have been no head tax of
$500 on the Chinese. To the Liberal government then, it is evident,
that the people must look for reform
and progress and voters should
make a note of it now and mark
their ballots accordingly on polling
day. 	
EDITORIAL NOTES.
The Kamloops Standard fumes
and froths about J. F. Deane's
remuneration on the Chinese commission. How much does the
Standard receive for all those government ads. running in its pages
the past month and of what benefit
to the country are they ? Before
accusing Deane of getting easy
money it would be much better to
free itself of any suspicion on that
score. Consistency, thou art a jewel.
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
Commencing at a post marked E. O'Rourke's
CHURCH NOTICE.
August 30: Service 7 p.m. in school hot
NOTICE.
NOTICE is herefly given that sixty days from
date I will make application to the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 480 acres of mountain pasture
land, described as follows: Commencing at a
post marked F. A. H's S.W. corner, thence north
80 chains, thence west 80 chains to initial post.
NOTICE.
:e north 80 chains to in
r. 7. 1903-
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of I ands and Works for
license to prospect for coal on the following de-
ribed land :—
Comencing at a post marked F. A. Howse's S.
'. corner, situated at the N.W. corner of see-
on 34, township 91, district of Yale,
NOTICE.
Noi
[OE is hereby given that sixty days aftei
ite I intend to apply to the Chief Commis
of I.ands and Works  for  permission tc
ins, thence sou
s to initial post.
A. E. Hows
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works for permission to
purchase 640 acres of mountain pasture land,
described as follows: commencing at a post
marked F.A.H's S.W. coraer, thence north 80
Nicola, Aug. 7,1903.
NOTICE.
U. JL,. rKIJ.lNUH.flL.1'*',*!.
C O. FRENCH, Agent.
orth eighty
post, in all
C." Ot FRENCH, Agent.
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
all 640 acres. A. E. Howse, Locator,
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
g 640 ac
Dated Nicola Li
NOTICE.
r, H. W. Elliott's
Da'ted Nicola Lake,
H. W. Elliott, Agen
NOTICE.
3 to prospect for coal on the followi
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 4
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 a post marked H. W. Elliott1
S.W. corner, situated at the N.W. corner of sei
tion 36, township 91, district of Yale.
liner 80 chains north, 80 chains eas
d Nicola Lake, Aug. 5,1903.
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. Graham's
S.E- corner, situated at the N.E. corner of section 35, township qi, district of Yale,
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains west,
80 chains south, 80 chains east to point of com-
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
W. C. Nichol, Locator,
H. W. Elliott, Agent.
Subscribe for the Star, only $2
per annum.
August 29, 1903
NOTICE.
the Chief Com:
j license to pro:
Tibed lands:
Geo. R. Ph:
)ated Nicola Lake,
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I
the Chief Commissionar c
 apply to
of Lands and Works
coal on the following
I south 80 chai:
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 follow-
:laim on the north,
And running north 80 chains, west 80 chai
south 80 chains, east 80 chains to poiut of ci
tnencement, containing 640 acres.
L. R. Buscombe, Locato
H. W. Elliott, Agent.
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 12,1903.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
Commencing at a post marked G. Marshall's
D. G. Marshall, Local
H. W. Elliott, Agent.
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 12,1903.
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
Commencing at a post marked R. Quinville's
NOTICE.
»    Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a license to prospect for coal on the following
Commencing at a post marked Geo. Buscombe's
H. W. Elliott, Agent.
Dated Nicola Lake, Aug. 12, rgo3.
NOTICE.
T^^^o^^i^^s^^
described lands:
S.W. corner, adjoining Geo. Buscombe's claim o
the north,
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains east, S
chains south, 80 chains west, back to post, cor
Dated Nicola Lake, August
NOTICE.
Humbolt Mineral Claim, situate in
Take Notice that we, William Alfred Cooper
ind Alfred Joseph Cooper, Free Miners' Certificates B54742  and   B54743  respectively,  intend,
rty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the
Grant of the at o\	
And further take 1 otice that action, under sec-
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this Thirteenth day of May, A.D. 1903
WILLIAM ALFRED COOPER!
ALFRED JOSEPH COOPER.
Dissolution of Partnership
MOTICE is hereby given that the partnership
\ ^ heretofore subsisting between us, the undersigned, as hotelkeepers in the town of Hedley
city, in the Similkameen Riding, has been dissolved by mutual consent.
Dated at Hedley City, Aug. 10,1903.
N. HUSTON,
w. .*.. Mclean.
 August 29, 1903.
PRINCETON PARAGRAPHS
T. McAlpine arrived from Summerland
on Wednesday last. The work on Summerland townsite has been closed down
owing to the appropriation having been
all spent.
Fred Revely of Hedley passed through
Princeton on Sunday last on his way to
Vancouver via Hope trail. He took some
horses along as a matter of business and
as a matter of fact as well as sentiment
he will attend while there the wedding
of a near relative.
At the recent meeting of the Liberal
executive in Vancouver it was decided to
re-cast the present platform and also to
g Continued wet weather has delayed
-haymaking and injured much of that
which was cut.   The crop is a record one.
Wm. Lowe came up from Keremeos to
-inspect range stock and found them all
fat and thrifty.
It seems that there is no official of the
government in these parts whose duty it
is to attend to road repairs. Trees across
the roads and slides justify freighters and
others in their oft-repeated complaints.
Perhaps a petition signed by residents
addressed to the public works department would do the trick. It works in
other places, why not here ?
Willarson, Johnson & Bryant left on
Thursday with a month's supplies for
the hills.   Their destinations unknown.
Messrs. Nuby and Mix arrived from
Grand Forks on Thursday and proceeded
to Nicola. They are looking over the
country with a view to investment. Mr.
Nuby has a ranch near Phoenix from
which he receives $200 rent monthly.
N. F. Townsend, P.L.S., finished surveys on Copper mountain and left for
Rossland by outgoing stage Sunday last.
D. Wheeler brought in a load of wet
goods for the Princeton hotel on Wednesday. He complains bitterly of the
condition of the roads.
Jas. D'Aarcy came down from Summer-
land recently and reports everything
flourishing there. There has. been a
large tourist trade done this summer, most
of which is from Winnipeg westward.
The hotel is frequently taxed to its limit
of accommodation and host Lawrence is
enjoying a reign of prosperity. There is
no liquor license granted as yet.
Richard Fitzgerald was down for supplies the other day from his mine, the
High Ore, on Whipsaw creek. He is
doing assessment work and is highly
I pleased with the ore showings as fi
he has gone. It is free milling and the
formation porphyry and slate.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
-f2.o00.000. Reserve Fund Ji.700.000.
Interest allowed on Savings Bank deposits of one dollar and upwards from
date of deposit to date of withdrawa .
A. H. SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B. C.
FOR SALE*
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.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
F.W. GROVES,
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
Notice of Forfeiture.
To McNeil,  Barry
and   Clabon, of  Rossland,
B.C.
Take notice that
after the  publication hereof
once each week for
ninety days, i ou  fail  or  r :-
ction 24 of the " Mineral Act,"
being chapter  135
Revised  Statutes of Britisi
Columbia, 1897, 11
respect of the   Copperana
iteon Copper  Mountain,  ii
fining Division of Yale   Dis :-
rict, British Coluni
bia, together with all costs 1 f
iterest in said claim shall b :-
r co-owner Hugh Kennedy, 1 if
ner, who  has  made  the r :-
quired expenditure
>y you in respect of said mil -
HUGH KENNEDY.
Princeton, Aug. 8
,I9°3-
NOTICE.
"pHIRTY days after date I  intend to apply to
ar a license to prospect for coal on the following
escribed lands :—
Where situated—joining on R. Cramer's loca-
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains west,
0 chains south, and 80 chains east, back to post,
S. SPENCER. Agent.
Located 28th July,19C3.
And joining on west  side of E.  J. Da vies'
0 chainssouth, and 80 chains east.-back to post,
Located 28th Jnly, 1
NOTICE
Tria
ogle Fr
Where lc
tieral claim
ning Divi
cated:  On
.   Situate in the
ion of Yale dis-
Copper Moun-
agent for ai
cate No. B
from the da
corder for a
purpose of
ce that I
ficate No
thur E. T
2022, and
ficate No
e hereof,
Herbert H. Thomas, free
homas, free miner's certifi-
William H. Thomas, free
B72024, intend, sixty days
to apply to the Mining Reof improvements, for the
a Crown grant of the above
°fS
d furth
ch cert
ted this
sr take no
: be comn
enced before the issuance
IERBERT H.THOMAS.
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT   &    QILMAN,
1
M PROVINCIAL
ASSAYERS
I THE VANCOUVER ASSAY  OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
mplete Coking Quality Tests.
I Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
I PIERCY&Co,,
WHOLESALE
DRY GOODS
VICTORIA, B. C.
MANUFACTURERS OF
-Clothing, Top Shirts and
Underwear.
.-.-.RUBBER STAriPS.-.-.
Seals, Stencils, Price Markers, Printing Wheels, Numbering Machines,
Band Dating and Numbering Stamps,
Check Perforators, Rubber Type, Printing Presses, &c, &c.
FRANKLIN STAT1P WORKS,
Vancouver, B. C.
t
I Hedley Gity Stored
»     A Complete New Stock of General Herchan-
A Complete
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 & Leggat, Ltd.,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Miners', Logging and Mill supplies
WIRE ROPE A SPECIALTY.
B.C. Agents for the Canadian Steel and Wire
Co., Field Fence—=Prices on application
VANCOUVER, B. C.
MURALO WALL FINISH.
This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its durability, prettyitints, and the easy mode of mixing and applying. Put up in 23 beautiful
shades and white. Ask your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
McLENNAN, McFEELY & Co., Ltd.,
Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
The Vancouver Breweries, Ltd.
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
Cascade Beer    «£ Alexandra Stout
Ginger Beer      •£ Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first-
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
August 29, 1903
fi
LUCKY LEBOI.
Rich Pay  Chute Lost  at One Time
But Now Found.
*    Since  1895 the bottom has been dropping out of the Le Roi.   If it was not
that—the mine was jjophered.   Knockers will doubtleis be pleased to hear that
the high grade ore chute to the northeast of the main shaft, known as  the
I Peyton vein, which widened out to about
12 feet in sinking the winze on the Pey-
.ton  tunnel,   at a depth of 19 feet, and
which was lost from that point, the shaft
going Sown in another dip, has been recovered on   the   150   level   after  some
months of patient work.   The ore
located on   Wednesday   night, dipping
into the   hill.   The   hanging wall
struck and  some  shots  put in yesterday
-disclosed a fine body of ore across t
breast- of the   cut.    It is penetrated
about six   feet and the foot wall not
yet reached.
23 acres of ground  are needed to bury
London's dead of one year.
All the blood   in  a  man's body passes
through the heart  once every 2 mini '
The brains of the Japanese, both se
average greater weight than the English
speaking race.
GOQQOGOOOGOQOOQOOOGOGGOOC O
Straight
Party
Lines
WE ARE EXCLUSIVELY
SHOEMAKERS
AND CAN GUARANTEE
Style, Comfort and Durability
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Company
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VANCOUVER   B.C.
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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.
hjcmits
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.
VlCT^glA, B. C,
Sole Agents,
LIBERAL PLATFORM
12 Sound Flanks Upon Which Liberals Will Rally for Victory.
The Liberal platform, as adopted at the
Provincial Liberal   Convention held al
Vancouver, is as follows:
1. The immediate redistribution of the
constituencies of the province
basis of population, but allowinga 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
fj Immediate construction of the Coast-
Kooteuay railway, the Cariboo railway,
the extension of the island railway, a
lailway 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 connectk
5. The enforcement of the act
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 possible and 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
lecessary for the purpose build and ope-
-ate smelters and refineries. No rea^on-
ible change should be made in the min-
ng 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 as
Orientals never become citizens in any
proper sense of the word, we declare it
to be the duty of the government to discourage Oriental immigration and employment by every means within its
power, and we appeal to our fellow Liberals throughout the Dominion to aid us
efforts to protect ourselves against
inous competition of men having a
standard of decency and comfort immensely below that of civilized people,
and who shirk every duty and obliga-
of citizenship which the law will
allow them to escape.
9. The government ought to prevent
he waste and suffering caused by strikes
ind 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.
The fiscal system of the province
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 capi-
The
Leading
store
In
Princeton
tal.
. The retaining of the
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 busi-
or   industrial  purposes, putting an
end to the practice of speculation in con-
ction with the same.
[2. The construction and maintenance
roads throughout  the province to aid
the   development of the mining and
agricultural districts.
A
GooiiM
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
§£or
LIMITED
 August 29, 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
CHINESE HEAD TAX.
Opposed by the Conservatives—How
the Vote in the Senate Stood.
In the Senate on June 3. 1903, Senator
Templeman moved the second reading of
"An Act respecting and restricting Chinese Immigration," which increased the
head tax on Chinese arriving in Canada
from $100 to $500. The discussion and
division which followed were on party
lines, the Liberals supporting and the
Conservatives opposing the proposed in>
crease to $500.
The following Liberals spoke in favoi
of the bill: Senators Templeman, Scott,
Kerr and Watson.
The following Conservatives spoke
against the bill: Senators Bowell, McDonald (Victoria, B.C.); Vidal, Sullivan,
DeBoucherville and McDonald (P.E.I.)
The second reading was carried on th
following division, the vote being almost
strictly on party lines—one Conservative
(Poirier) voting with the Government,
and two Liberals (Lovitt and Robertson)
with the Opposition.
FOR THE $500 HEAD TAX.
Casgrain, Liberal. Mackay, Liberal.
Coffey, Liberal. McGregor, Liberal,
Dandurand, Liberal. McHugh, Liberal.
Dever, Liberal. McSweeney, Lib'r'l
Ellis, Liberal. Poirier, Conserv.
Fiset, Liberal. Scott, Liberal.
Frost, Liberal. Templeman. Lib.
Gibson, Liberal. Thibaudeau, Lib.
Jones, Liberal. Watson, Liberal.
Kerr (Cobourg) Lib. Yeo, Liberal.
Kerr (Toronto) Lib.  Young, Liberal—23
Landerkin, Liberal.
AGAINST THE $500 HEAD TAX.
Baker, Con. Macdonald(P.E.I.)Con
Boncherville Con. Macdonald(Vic) Con.
Bowell, Conserva. McDonald (C.B.) Con.
Drummond, Con.  Montplaisir,  Conserv.
Ferguson, Conserv. Robertson, Liberal.
Landry, Conserva. Vidal, Conservative.
Lovitt, Liberal.      Wood,   Conservative.
An Exhibit of Radium.
Great curiosity is being manifested in
the specimens of radium now being publicly exhibited at the London Natural
History Museum—three tiny grains
watch-glass, shining as they have done
since before man appeared on the earth.
Some sulphide of zinc has been painted
with radium, and in the dark it g
with a soft green light. This part of the
exhibit will not require renewal for 30,-
A little assistance is worth a whole lot
of advice.
A man, like a horse, loses his useful
ness when he becomes a chronic kicker.
Let not the sun go down on your anger
it may rise on your lifeless body, then it
will be too late to forgive or expect forgiveness.
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 Opened
COMMERCIAL
HOTEL
First Class Dining Room
Newly Filled
Hedley
City
Good Beds
 No Chinese Employed	
"BEST BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS^
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^vyyyyywv^
Hotel 1 Jackson
>~wvTTie Leading HoteU-^w^
This   Hotel,   having
passed into new manage- )
ment, will be found first >
class   in    every   depart- >
ment.       o o. >
Hot and Cold Water I
Baths.     ^ «* )
Good Stables
Hotel - Jackson
Princeton, B+C.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
August 29, 1903
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The  Town of
-rPMNCETONl:-
British Columbia,
£              \
1
Lotsfc
...Sale.
PRESENT PRICES
LOTS
From $2.00 to $
Per Front Foot.^
Size of Lots 50x1
Ft. and 33x100
Terms:   1-3 Ca
Bal. 3 and 6 mont
. with interest at 6
cent, per annum.
OF
10.
00
Ft.
sh;
hs,
per
w           w
Government Head-
quarters FOr the Slmilkaiiieeii District;
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tulameen and Aspen Grove
FINE CLIMATE
and pure WATER
ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM
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Send for Map and Price List to <£ S> *& *& *&
ERNEST  WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION  FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.

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