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 Mineral Products of the Similkameen and Nicola Districts are Gold, Platinum, Silver, Copper, Lead, Iron and Coal.
Twice-a-Week Mail; Agricultural and Timber Lands; Water Power; Splendid Fishing; All Kinds of Game; 144 Miles to Vancouver.
Vol. iv.   No. 32.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1903.
$2 a Year.
HEDLEY EA1LWAY MEETING.
Resolutions Passed "Urging Immediate Construction of Railway.
A well attended public meeting was
held at Hedley on the 14th inst. to consider the advisability of presenting a
petition to the Dominion House of Commons at its next session for a railway
from Vancouver to Midway. W. Rod
gers was chairman of the meeting and
F. M. Gillespie secretary.
The following resolutions, after thorough discussion, were presented and
adopted:
"Be it resolved that the
Hedley, in public meeting assembled,
do strongly urge the immediate construction of a railway from Midway to Vancouver, through the Similkameen valley,
and would impress upon the Dominion
and Provincial governments the urgent j
necessity for immediate construction of
the same.
" It is further resolved that a petition
be presented to the Dominion government in connection with the foregoing
resolution and that Ernest W
authorized to draft such petition and forward to Ottawa."
The need of a twice-a-week mail service from Penticton was also discussed,
the opinion of the meeting finding unanimous expression in the following resolu-
" Resolved : That the citizens of Hedley in public meeting assembled, do nrge
npon the postmaster-general th
sitv for a twice-a-week mail service from
PentictDn to Princeton and ask that this
matter be given the immediate attention
of the department."
Moved by Finlay Fraser seconded by
W. A. McLean, that C. E. Oliver and
E. Waterman be empowered to select e
third member of a committee to draft a
petition praying for the immediate construction of a railway into the Similka-
And, on motion of E. Waterman, seconded by F. W. Gladdin, the same committee was authorized to deal with the
subject of a telephone line.
In the discussion on the telephone question M. K. Rodgers stated that he would
be willing  to furnish the charter for
telephone line providing poles and wir
were forthcoming.
On motion by E. Waterman, F. Bailey
seconder, a vote of thanks was tendered
the chairman and secretary and the meeting adjourned.
Averages Well.
Notwithstanding the fact that the year
1903, so far, has been the dulleit ever
known in Princeton and vicinity the receipts at the government office here have
been quite up to the average of other I
years, a comparative statement of which
will be furnished at the close of the year.
One thing is certain the government has
spent very little here so that the receipts
are clear gain. The office here is very
economically managed.
RAILWAY FROM VANCOUVER TO MIDWAY
PETITIONS TO PARLIAMENT
Public Meetings Held in Princeton and Hedley—People  in  Last Throes of   Existence   For Want
of Railway—Development of Vast Mineral
Resources Impossible Without It.
Tnen(efefJg1i«
ning in the hotel
n;ve
lesdaye
numbers attending, in spirit and
the unanimity of sentiment relating to
the construction of a railway from Vancouver through the Similkameen to Midway. C. E Thomas occupied the chair
and J M. Wright was appointed
tary of_Jhe meeting. ^—	
The chairman defined the object of the
meeting by stating that it was intended
to reinforce the representatives of thii
riding in any legislation necessary for
the construction of a railway by a petition signed by all interested in the Similkameen whether resident or not. The
petition would also set forth the need of
a Dominion subsidy as well as being
proof of the earnestness of the people
the matter. He concluded his able
marks by saying : "If we do not get a
railway soon we will all have to
Ernest Waterman, on request, g
verbal report of the meeting which he
attended at Hedley and stated that the
petition should be circulated
eighteen different towns throughout the
Similkameen and coastwards. He had
it on excellent authority that McLean
Bros, were actually constructing a portion of the coast to Midway railroad and
that they had put up bonds to the amount
of $100,000 with the provincial government and that they were already expending $3,000 per month in the field foi
engineering purposes. He hoped that
the petition would be favorably received
by all and that no name would be lacking to help further the project.
A. F. Gwin stated that he was wholly
in favor of a petition to both local and
Dominion governments and believed
better evidence of the desire of the people could be obtained than by a strong
presentation of our case by members of I
parliament and the local assembly backed
by a large petition signed by all the peo-
He would favor a subscription to
defray expenses in connection with the
:ircnlation of the petition.
A. Bell thought there would be no
difficulty in getting signatures to the pe-
prosperity of every man in
the country depended on the speedy construction of the railway. He would suggest further consideration of the whole
question on Fridaj/evening, meanwhile
a petition could be drafted and made
ready for the next outgoing mail
The following resolution introduced by
E. Waterman was unanimously carried
"Resolved, that a petition be presented
to the Dominion government pointinj
out the great uecessity of immediate rail
way construction between Midway and
Vancouver via Hope mountains and
praying them to deal liberally
matter of a subsidy to aid the sami
Barr Hall was of opinion that
live man in each locality should be
entrusted with the work of securing si
natures, and that the boards of trade
Rossland, Grand Forks, Greenwood,
New Westminster, Vancouver and Victoria be asked to endorse the petition by
resolutions and also by signature
J. M. Wright suggested that meetings
be held regularly every fortnight until
the railway from the coast to Midway
via Chilliwack and Hope mountains wai
an accomplished fact. This, he main
tained, was the shortest route to th<
coast by about one hundred miles and
the only one that would prove satisfactory. No spasmodic efforts would attain
any enduring results and he hoped to
see permanent organizations throughout
the district—all working in harmony and.
with vigor to secure immediate construction of the railway.
On motion of Messrs. Gwin and Hewat
the permanent organization of a railway
discussion club was proceeded with:
E. Thomas was elected president, J.
Wright, vice-president; E. Waterman,
secretary; executive committee, B. Hall,
A. Bell and A. F. Gwin.
Messrs. Waterman, Thomas and Wright
were appointed a committee to draft petitions to be forwarded to both the Do-
house of commons and the provincial    legislative   assembly    both of
which are subject to amendment at the
next meeting      Following  is the substance of the petitions:
"Petition—The petition of the undersigned residents of the electoral riding of Similkameen and of others
interested in the mineral and other
resources of   this   district, humbly
sheweth:
That, for the  better development of
the agricultural, coal, placer and metal
liferous ore resources, a railway ftom Vancouver to Midway through the Similkameen district, via Hope mountains, is an
urgent necessity.
We humbly beg, therefore, that the
honorable members of the government
of the Dominion of Canada together with
the honorable the private members of the
house of commons, will at their earliest
convenience grant a subsidy in proportion to that given to other mountainous
sections of railway to the end that immediate construction of the Vancouver-
Midway railway may be hastened, and
your petitioners, as in duty bound, will
ever pray."
"Petition—To the honorable the members of the Provincial government of
British Columbia and members of the
Provincial legislature in session assembled.   The petition of the undersigned humbly sheweth;
That immediate construction of a railway through the Similkameen district is
of the utmost necessity.
That your petitioners are about to present a petition to the Dominion government praying for a subsidy for the early
construction of a railroad from the coast
to Midway;
Your petitioners, therefore, pray that
your honorable body may be pleased to
support our petition to the parliament of
Canada by every means in your power
and also enact such legislation as will
remove obstacles, if any, in the way of
immediate construction of a coast to
Midway railway. And your petitioners
as in duty bound, will ever pray." /
A motion favoring a twice-a-week mail
between Penticton and Princeton was
adopted.
The question of a telephone service
was reserved for future discussion.
The cooperation of all the towns and
mining camps in the Similkameen as well
as the agricultural portions, is invited
for the purpose of presenting a solid,
inflexible front in the struggle for a rail-
A vote of thanks to G. Aldous-of the
hoiel Tulameen for the use of premises
was tendered and adjournment to Friday
evening brought one of the most successful meetings ever held in Princeton
a close.
''Christmas Is Coming."
There is to be a Christmas tree and
entertainment in connection with the
holiday closing exercises of the public
school on Wednesday evening, Dec. 23rd.
Everybody is invited and anyone is at
liberty to put articles on the tree for the
scholars or for wives, sweethearts or
friends. Talent from the Jolly Glee Club
will provide mental refreshments and
toothsome knick-knacks for the youth
and beauty assembled will not be lacking.
En passant, it may be mentioned that the
weekly rehearsals of the glee club are.
very enjoyable and well attended..
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
November 21, 1903
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A. E. HOWSE.
PETITION FOR RAILWAY.
If any evidence were wanting of
the urgency of the people in the
Similkameen as to their need for a
railway it may be found in the
petition now being circulated far
and near for presentation to the
Dominion and Provincial governments. All other means having
failed to get the ear of governments
or rouse the lifeless figures who are
supposed to represent the people, as
a last resort the power of prayer in
a humble petition is applied. Its
efficacy will be tested at the approaching sessions of two houses.
Humiliating and exasperating as
it is for taxpayers to have to beg
and pray for what is so clearly their
right it is as nothing compared with
the sting inflicted by the utter indifference with which their ordinary
appeals have been treated by the
governments at Ottawa and Victoria and by the very men who
were elected to safeguard their
interests. Had there been due
attention given to the welfare of
the Similkameen, railways and public highways would have been built
long since. As an instance of the
halting, hesitating manner of doing
things the Unfinished Hope road is
a notable example of government
ineptitude and procrastination.
The public meetings recently held
in Hedley and' Princeton are an
earnest of the people's intention to
prevent, if possible, the practice of
a deception worse than a lie by inveigling politicians in the guise of
senatorial robe or in the soft raiment of the member of parliament.
Why the senator from Victoria
should heap difficulties in the way
of a scheme for a railway into, the
Similkameen is past man's comprehension or why the member for
Yale-Cariboo should persist in his
supine attitude when a inighty wail
is being made here for transportation facilities. Either of these men
or both together could have used
their power to such good effect as
to have secured a subsidy for a
coast to Midway line. Never a
word had they to utter for the proposed line, on the contrary the senator is unfavorable to a firm already
.at work on the construction of the
road and who have engineers in the
field.
No one cares, except some truck
ling politicians, who builds the road,
The necessity for it outweighs any
consideration of the builder. The
rational demands of the people here
ought to harmonize with the declared policy of the Conservative
government at Victoria or the Liberal government at Ottawa, since
both preach the doctrine of progress and development. Both have
appealed to the country flaunting
the popular breeze the high-
sounding phrase: "Immediate construction of Railways." The fulfilment of ante-tlection promises
should be as binding as the pledge
of any honorable man could be and
the electorate having done all they
agreed to do now await the completion of the other half of the bar-
;ain by our legislators.
The wave of agitation now begun
must sweep on without cessation
until there is a favorable answer to
the petition presented. No great
achievements can be effected without persevering endeavor and unity
of purpose. The cities of Vancou-
and Victoria and the various
boards of trade throughout the
country should be enlisted in the
cause and every available resource
mpressed for service in this supreme effort to have a coast to Similkameen railway.
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.
ind Princeton following |
of the Similkameen rive
r the  International Bout
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:
•    > at  a   stake (situate, lying and
ifty chains south from the Tula-
1 on east bank of Cedar creek, in
Yale-district) marked
Andn
i.. S. Jac
Dated Otter Flat, Oct. 4U1,1903.
NOTICE.
Tphirty days after date I intend to apply to the
1 ChiefCommissioner of Lands audWorks for
a licence to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Situated on the south bank of the Sin
meen river, commencing at the 8.K. con
Marstrand's coal claim,
And running 80 chains west, So chains si
--r 1o chains north, back to initial
C O. FRENCH, 1
Dissolution of Partnership
The partnership heretofore existin
a Thynne & DeBarro is this day di
ccouTits are made payable to me e
lotel. CHARLES
Dated Otter Flat, Sept. 29th, 1903.
NOTICE.
Queen Alexandria and Marquis of Lome mining division of Yale district.   Where located;
pply to the mining	
flcate of improvements, for the purpose of ob-
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuanc-
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 1st day of October, a.d. 1903.
- °*"EVENSON.
NOTICE.
for the othe
John A. Cairns, free miner's certificate No. 1
56324, James Snowden, free miner's certificati
No. H7202S and Sydney R. Almond, free miner'i
certificate No. B74427, intend, sixty days from th.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
er's certificate No. B72016,
the date hereof, to apt
:r for a Certificate of Ii
n 37, must be commenced before
Jated this 26th day of September
it of the above
inder sec-
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days from
date I will make  application  to  the Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for per   '
ine of Lot 148 with  south  bank  of Whipsaw
Vermilion Forks Mining & Devei
Co'y, Limited. E. Waterman,
Dated Princeton, Oct. 27,1903. Agent.
Sale of Lands for Unpaid Delinquent Taxes in the
Princeton Assessment District, Province of British Columbia.
■day of December,
ber, A.D. 1903, at the hour of
paid by said persons on the 31
$100.62 I    $11.30       I
270.001      30-38
$100.62!    $11.30
HUGH HUNTER, Assessor Prii
NOTICE.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to th
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works fo
a license to prospect for coal on the   followin;
CO. FRENCH, A
NOTICE.
I'HIRTY days after date I  intend to apply to
for a license to prospect forcoal on the following
described lands :—
Commencing at an initial post planted at the
N. W. comer of J. H. Jackson's coal claim (L 239)
thence west 70 chains, thence north 60 chains,
thence east 70 chains, thence south 60 chains to
S. A. PARR, Locator.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to appiy to
1 the ChiefCommissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Commencing at  an  initial post   planted  at
Bromley's S.E. comer, [L 406] thence south 40
chains! thence east no chains' to the place of
THOMAS H. PARR, Loc
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 the N.W. corner post of Princeton townsite, situated about a half mile from
Princeton on the south side of the Tulameen
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the ChiefCommissioner of Lands and Works
license to prospect forcoal on the following
coal claim.
NOTICE.
'THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to the
'     1 license to prospect for coal on the following
ribed lands :—
immencing at a post on the west bank of
e-mile creek, one mile from the mouth of
ning8c
chain
less.    To be  known  as  the  J. a. Gibson coal
claim. W. C. McLean, Locator,
Dated Princeton, Sept. 29,1003.
NOTICE.
ilkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located: On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves,, free miner's
ertificate No. B72044 acting for myself and John
IcLean, free miner's certificate No. B61810, in-
end sixty days from the date hereof, to abply to
he mining recorder for a certificate of lmprove-
tients, for the purpose of obtaining a crown
rant of the above claim.
.ind further take notice that action, under sec-
NOTICE.
mit No. 2 mineral claim, situate in the Sim-
kameen mining division of Yale district.
ke notice that Frank Lambert, free miner's
___ jicate No. B77121, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
btaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take rotice that action, under sec-
f such'Certific'ate of Improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, A.D. 1903.
A sitting of  the County Court of Yale
will be held at Princeton on Monday,
Januarv nth,  1904, at 10 o'clock, a.m.
By Order,
HUGH HUNTER,
Registrar County Court.
Princeton, Nov. 7, 1903.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
m
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Mr. Shatford, M.L.A., is expected to
be the guest of the Railway Discussion
Club at an early date.
It is reported that work on the flume
and tramway for the Nickel Plate at
Hedley has  been    shut  down for the
Gus. Spearing, Charlie Asp and "Sailor
Jack" have gone on a deer-stalking ex-
, pedition. • They took some of Gooder-
ham's nerve tonic along with them in
case they should run against a grizzly.
Since railway construction into Nicola
and the Similkameen seems not far distant coal claims are "looking up."
John Budd, Geo. Cook and W. Clements went to Vancouver over the Hope
pass last Sunday. They went prepared
to encounter about five feet of snov
Tillman's saw mill is cutting full
to fill a contract of 300,000 feet at Hedley
before the end of the year.    It is stated
Messrs. Stuart and Schisler are 1
ting for the purchase of the mill.
The report of the meeting to discuss
railway matters last night will appear is
next issue of this paper.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., went to  Greenwood this week, and will return in about
.   a month's time with his family and will
in future reside here.
Mowitch are   not
former years and big horn are a rarity.
Venison this year is of fine quality
hard to distinguish from lamb.
Another day or two of balmy weather
and the snow will have disappeared.
Thus far the thermometer has not read
Two Swedes left for the coast on Friday going over the trail. These are
probably the last going over the summit
as the snow is getting very deep there,
Henry Madden and Tom Gaines ha
returned to Greenwood  after spending
a month prospecting in the district.
The agitation for a railway is fairly <
Fven ladies are discussing the questi
and promising every assistance that lies
in their power.   Why not send a deputa-
.    tion of them to   present the petition to
the local legislature ?
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
after the  publics
ty-Mile Creek,. Free Miner, wh
equlred expenditure.
due by you in respect of each <
st day of November
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To GEORGE H. SPROULE or whomsoevi
may have transferred his interest in w.
Temple mineral claim, situate on R
Mountain on the Tulameen river and 1
Yale mining district in the province of B
Columbia.
You  are  hereby notified that I have ex;
d payable, togethe
g, your interest ii
e property of the 1
in 4 of the Miner
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 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
November 21, 1903
TWO NEW ORE TREATMENTS.
Hendryx Cyanide and Elmore Oil Process Both Tried Successfully.
There are great expectations from the
experiments now being conducted with
the two new modes of treating ore—the
Elmore oil process and the Hendryx
.improved method of cyanide treatment.
It is believed that both of these processes
will eventually become successful so as
to make them of general use in the Similkameen and the Kootcnays. Low grade
ores can be treated, it is asserted, with
a good profit by either process which cannot now be handled without loss. The
following from the Vancouver World will
be   of interest   to all engaged in min-
"If the report from Rossland be authentic, that the claims advanced for the
Elmore process of metal extraction have
been made good, and treatment of tl e
refractory ores of British Columbia made
possible at $2 per ton, it means that this
far western province must speedily become the greatest mining region of the
entire continent.   When ore so low grade
ire boundless—so great in
is not easy to grasp at first
e successful treatment of $3
The Treadwell mine, for
the biggest free milling proposition in
the world. Fifteen hundred stamps are
dropping' at the one mine on rock running $1.64 a ton. There are four- mines
in Rossland which can produce as much
ore every day as the Alaska Treadwell
providing $3 is pay rock.
The big reefs of the Rand are known
all over the world as mining propositions
that are-worked cheaply. Yet with Kaffir labor and all the labor-saving contrivances that the science of mining has
produced, the great Robinson mine pays
a bare profit on $8 rock. With $8 rock
the Le Roi, by the Elmore process, would
pay #30,000 a week profit or thereabouts
on its present production.
The Granby mine in the Boundary is
producing, approximately, 10,000 tons a
week. In the Knob Hill and Ironsides
mines there are 20,000,000 tons of ore
broken out. The only reason 100,000
tons a week are not mined is because the
Granby company has not the smelter
capacity to handle that much ore. The
Elmore process would put 33 tons of
Granby rock into one ton of concentrates.
With the assistance of an oil concentra
tor of sufficient capacity built at the
mine the Granby Co, with its present
smelter capacity could mine 330,000 tons
a week. The freight rate from the mines
at Phoenix to the smelter'at Grand Forks
is. 25 cents a ton. On 97 tons out of
every hundred  this 25 cents would be
Thei
mines using the Hen
:ss, viz: The Republu
,  the  Kendall mine
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Headquarters ifor Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
Hotel * Jackson
-~wN^The Leading Hotel^-^wv-
This   Hotel,   having
passed into new manage-
ment, will be found  first .
class   in    every   depart=.
ment.       *^ c*     v
Hot and Cold Water
Baths.      ** «g
Good Stables
Hotel - Jackson
Princeton, B*C.
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J\_
 November 21, 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
r*-
RAILWAY JOTTIHGS.
Nicola, Kamloops and Similkameen
Railroad Project Still Lives.
The Kamloops Sentinel has the following in a recent issue regarding the Nicola, Kamloops & Similkameen railway:
"The charter for that much needed railroad has been acquired by a syndicate of
energetic Ontario business men, who
mean to push the project to a successful
conclusion as rapidly as possible. The
chief men concerned in the undertaking have arrived in Kamloops. Since
their arrival here they have been busy
gathering information and in completing
the organization of their company. The
party consists of G. A. Begy, contractor;
H. H. Collier, K.C.; E. A. Jukes, G. P.
Harman, F. A. Fleming, C.E., W. H.
Merritt, M.E.; C. H. Keefer, C.E., the
company's consulting engineer. Mr.
Keefer was engaged on the first snrvey
of the C.P.R. Mr. Begy stated that he
and his associates had acquired the charter from the original promoters of the
Nicola, Kamloops and Similkameen Coal
& Railway Co. It was the intention of
these gentlemen to go ahead actively with
the building of the railway from Spence's I
Bridge south provided that the project
should receive the assistance that such
an undertaking deserves. The prov
cial government will, no doubt, be called
upon for aid of some kind. Further
assistance will be looked for from tin
owners of the land through which the
railway will be built. The company has
secured very valuable coal lands
Nicola valley and along the projected
line of railway, and it is their intention
to operate them on an extensive scale.
The road is already subsidized by thi
Dominion for 45 miles from Spence'
Bridge to Nicola."
A fight for the possession of Skagit
pass through the Cascade mountains is
said to be on between the Bellinght
Bay & British Columbia railway and the
Great Northern. The former desires to
count ct with the Union Pacific at Spokane and the latter declares it intends
using it for a second line from Eastern
Washington to  Pnget Sound and Van-
NOTICE.
ir a license to prospect for C
Commencing at a (take
'. C. Lyall's coal claim
n the followit
it 80 chain* ti
NOTICE.
Lrlington, Canadian Belle, Canadian Boy Fraction, mineral claims, situate in the Similka-
of  Yale   district.
meen    mining
Where located:
Wolf creek.
Take notice that I, N. P. Towntend, acting as
agent for Richard Seeman   free miner's certificate No. B75477, Intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a
And farther take notice that action, undet
ion 37, must be commenced before the issi
)f such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 21st day of August, A.D, 1903.
Just at present there is a revival in
railway circles in British Columbia, the
great objective points being the Similkameen and Nicola districts and the Klondike or Yukon country. It is difficult to
say which will "get there" first If one
may judge by the newspapers of Vancouver there is nothing so much needed
as a railway to connect Dawson with
Vancouver. With their usually blind
impetuosity they have forgotten all about
the Similkameen, which is not a twentieth of the distance to the Yukon, and
have overlooked the fact that with a railroad to the Similkameen the wholesale
merchants and manufacturers of Vancouver would have the whole of the trade
of the district whereas the Klondike
trade will always be split up with other
large coast cities and eastern centres.
The Grand Trunk Pacific will, no doubt,
tap the Yukon, which would put the V.
W. & Y. road out of bnsiness altogether.
The Vancouver newspapers are like children with new toys, immensely pleased
with a wildcat project, but anything that
posseses real merit and of permanent
benefit they either ignore altogether or
are very indifferent about it. The Yukon
railway bnbble will burst and the Vancouver newspapers will lapse into their
usual lethargy. There is not a live paper
in the whole bunch or there would be
persistent aud consistent agitation for a
coast to Similkameen railway which
is far more practicable than a coast to
Yukon scheme.
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Straight
Party
Lines
WE ARE EXCLUSIVELY
SHOEMAKERS
AND CAN GUARANTEE
Style, Comfort and Durability
IN FOOTWEAR
MANUFACTURED
BY US.
V^AMES
HOLDEN
Company
OF MONTREAL, LTD.
VANCOUVER   B.C.
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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*
THE-
A. L HOWSE COY
^LIMITED
PRINCETON
Fan & winter
GOODS
A FULL STOCK OF
Blankets
Flannelette Sheets
Wool and Fleece=lined Underwear
Tweed and Wool Overshirts
Socks, Mitts and Gloves
Our
Stock of   Staple and
Fancy Groceries is
Complete
m Stf.S. Mme <&, S'J
JV
 THE    SIMULKAMEEN    STAR
November 21, 1903
PRINCETON
British Columbia.
Lots for
• • •a^cIIC • • •
PRESENT PRICES OF
LOTS
From $2.00 to $10,
Per Front Foot.<^^
Size of Lots50xJ00
Ft. and 33x100 Ft.
Terms:   1-3 Cash;
BaL 3 and 6 moiliflis, \
with interest at 6 per
cent, per annurriJJ*
Government Head-
quarters for the Similkameen District.
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for th^ 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 *& *& '*£ & <£
ERNEST^I^^
Resident Manager VE^ILl^ JORKS
MIN1M$4nD DEVELfeifeNT CO.
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