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 SIMILKAmbh
^^^^^^^ "All Our Hopes and All Our Politics are Summed Up in a Railroad For the
All Our Hopes and All Our Politics are Summed Up In a Railroad For tl
*—"" District Vta Hope Pass."—Star Edi	
Mineral Products of the Similkameen and Nicola Districts are Gold, Platinum, Silver, Copper, Lead, Iron and Coal.
Twice-a-"Weefc Mail; Agricultural and Timber Lands; "Water Power; Splendid Fishing-; All Kinds of Game; J44 Miles to Vancouver.
Vol. iv.   No. 34.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1903.
$2 a Year.
MINING ASSOCIATION
EXECUTIVE MEET
Pass Resolutions Urging Reform in the Department of
Mines, Also Point to
Unequal Taxes.
The Executive Committee of the Pro
vincial Mining Association in session a
Kamloops last week passed the folio winj
on motion of A. E. Howse, seconded by
J. B. Hobson:
"Whereas, there has long been an i
creasing dissatisfaction with the relati<
of the Provincial Bureau of Mines to the
mining industry, the complaints most
prevalent being to the effect that the
conditions and resources of various districts have not been fairly or properly
presented, and that all efforts made hitherto by mining men towards the betterment of mining conditions have met
with opposition instead of assistance
from this office, and that moreover,
complained that the work of the bureau
has apparently been restricted to the
collection of statistics, while the industry has not received that assistance in
the way of expert scientific study and
reports on mineral districts which was
expected from the office and which was
the main object of its creation, as set out
in Section 7 of the Bureau of Mines Act,
1897;
And, whereas, it appears to this association that the cooperation which should
exist between the bureau and the 1
ing community is now entirely wanting,
and that the main object of its creation
has been thus defeated.
Be it therefore resolved that in
opinion of this Association a radical
change should be effected in the constitution and conduct of the said bureau."
The following was proposed by J. B.
Hobson seconded by L. Hill.
" In view of the embarrassed state of |
the finances of the province aud the ob'
jection which has been raised upon this
ground towards measures for the relief I
of the mining industry, and the fact that f
all demands for such relief during the
past two years have been met by a counter demand on the part of the government then in power for a substitute
•whereby the revenues of the province
would not suffer loss :
Be it resolved that this association desires to reassert that it has no wish to be
relieved at the expense of other industries, but on the contrary is now and has
always been ready to pay its fair and
equitable share of the taxation necessary
for the economical and businesslike conduct of provincial affairs. In the opin-.
ion of this association, the natural re-
ation. The enormous areas of valuabli
land now held under a taxation which is
practically insignificant should be made
to pay their proper share of the burden
and thus relieve industries.
The association, therefore, respectfully
recommends to the government the ad
visability of enquiring into the adoptior
of the Australasian or other equitable
and uniform system of taxation on land,
including mining lands, that will tend to
increase the revenue, foster the settlement of the lands of the province and
encourge the development of its gi
mineral and other
In vi
ew of the
vast
areas of land held
in this
1 province,
it i
s believed that the
es from sue
:h a
system of taxation
will m.
ore than 1
the annual deficit
of the
province
and
will   enable it to
materially rel iev«
:thei
mining industry."
Hedley's Basket Social.
On the evening of Nov. 26 the ladies
of Hedley gave   a   basket social in
parlors of the Commercial hotel.   It
the most enjoyable affair of the kind that
was   ever  held   in that hustling camp
The opening address was  made by D. J
McNally, who also officiated as auction'
eer.   The bidding was very spirited, on<
basket selling as high as $8.   The proceeds,   amounting  to   $87.75,    will   be
applied to   the   formation of a library.
The program, rendered to the evident delight of the audience, consisted of music
by the Hedley orchestra, song by Capt.
C. E. Oliver; violin solo by E. McL<
recitation by Miss Hamilton; medley by
orchestra; violin solo by E. J. Dunsmoor;
duet by Madames Joiner and Worth; the
Hedley orchestra; song by C. S. Shilling;
after which   coffee   was served by Mrs.
McLean, who received a cordial vote of |
thanks for her hospitality.   Dancing, to
the music of the old masters, was thoroughly enjoyed.—Com.
Princeton His Choice.
Jas. Clark, watchmaker and jeweller,
arrived in Princeton last Saturday to engage in business here and at Hedley, in
all probability choosing the latter as his
headquarters. Mr. Clark has also followed mining in the States and Mexico,
in Cariboo and Omineca and has been in
Lillooet for the past four years engaged
at his trade. He had long ago made up
his mind to come to the Similkameen
but the fact that there was no railway to
Princeton rather deterred him. He is so
pleased with the location of Princeton
L its bright future that he will perma-
itly reside here later on.
The ranch formerly owned by Walter
Holmes, near 5-mile creek, has been sold
to C. F. Law, Vancouver. Mr. Holmes
will reside in Princeton.
Percy Rowlands has purchased the!
Fred. Oelrich ranch on i-mile and will
go into ranching extensively.
TELEPHONE SERVICE
TO OUTSIDE WORLD
Board of Trade Appeals to the
Dominion for a  Line to
Link Similkameen to
Trade Centers.
The meeting of the Board of Trade
Wednesday evening was attended by the
following members: Robert Sti
Barr Hall, Geo Aldous, W. E. Welby,
C.E. Thomas, A. Bell, E. Waterman, J. M.
Wright. The President, C. E. Thomas,
gave a resume of the business to be
brought before the Board and invited
C. E. Oliver, of Hedley, to report
progress made with the petition
railway. Mr. Oliver stated that he had
interviewed Mr. Bullock-Webster a
the circulation of the petitions and
a favorable reply from him. From 1
versation with many whom he had
the petitions would be signed by nearly
everyone in the valley. He was pleased
to be present at this meeting of the
Princeton Board of Trade as it gave
impetus to the hope he entertained of
seeing a similar institution at Hedley,
He thought that if all the towns in the
Similkameen had boards of trade the
requirements of the valley would have
better consideration from both the federal and provincial governments.
The President intimated that the notice
of motion re Copper mountain road in
troduced at last meeting of the Board by
J. M. Wright should be dealt with and
he hoped the necessity of the road would
warrant immediate steps being taken by
the Board and the government for the
early construction of the road.
E. Waterman stated that the company
he represented had placed $1500 at the
disposal of the government for the construction of the Copper mountain road
and that the government had appropriated $2000 for like purpose two sessions
ago. He understood from Mr. Killeen,
government road surveyor, that the road
would cost, approximately, $8000.
B. Hall said he would be glad tc
the contract at that figure.
J. M. Wright stated that as the Copper
mountain road was a very important
matter to the people of this vicinity he
would suggest that a memorandum be
sent the   government   asking them to
pend the money appropriated and at
their disposal for the building of the
road. The suggestion being agreed to
the secretary was accordingly instructed.
A long discussion, in which all took
keen interest, resulted from a motion
to make application to the Dominion
government for a telephone line to connect the Similkameen valley with the
outside world. The consensus of opin-
in favor of the continuation of
the line from Nicola lake through the
Similkameen district to a point to be
designated by the government. R. Stevenson remarked that as message rates
increased largely when transmission was
made from B.C., via foreign lines, to
other places in B.C., he thought a southern terminal should be at either Midway
or Camp McKinney. The secretary was
advised to communicate with the Dominion member, Mr. Galliher, asking for
immediate construction of a telephone
line.
The necessity for having a resident
superintendent of roads for the Similka-
meeen riding was pointed out by the
President. His sentiments being endorsed
unanimously, the secretary was instructed to acquaint Mr. Shatford, M.L.A., of
the opinion of the Board on the matter
and at the same time respectfully remind
him of the disgraceful condition of the
A motion to adjourn for one week and
a vote of thanks to Geo. Aldous for the
use of premises brought the meeting to
Local News Notes.
J. G, Schisler has removed his family
to town for the winter. Mr. Schisler has
gone to the lumber woods for the firm of
Stewart, Macdonald & Schisler who have
acquired the Tillman mill.
'Scotty' McLeod and P.Johnson, who
have been trapping at the head of Stirling creek, arrived in town last Friday
for supplies. They have been fairly successful, having caught 17 martin and 2.
fishers. They have not struck beaver
ground yet but expect to beyond the
divide. They only sighted one sheep, a*
big buck, beyond range. Snow is about
two feet deep there
It is noticed by many that the usual
run of fall fish has diminished greatly in
the rivers. Some attribute it to the
muddy water caused by rains and others
think that refuse thrown in the Similkameen accounts for the absence of our
finny friends.
A letter received from a subscriber in
the southeastern portion of the Similkameen states that it takes ten days for the
Star to reach him. Another good reason added to the already long list for a
railway.   The distance is about 80 miles-
T. F. Brenton, representing the music
firm of Dyke, Evans & Callaghan, Vancouver, was in town this week tuning
and soliciting orders. Mr. Brenton is a
finished musician, being eqnally at home
on several instruments besides possessing
a fine baritone voice. He was successful
in placing orders for two pianos. As
soon as the railroad reaches Princeton-
there will be a great demand for pianos.
AI. Johnson and family move to Kere-
eos today where he has been engaged
run the sawmill owned by Mr. Bullock-
Webster.
The registered number of pupils-, at the
Princeton public school is twenty.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
December 5, 1903
The Similkameen Star
— Princeton, B. C. —
The Princeton Publishing Co.
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A. E. HOWSE.
THE MINING ASSOCIATION,
No other industry in this province affords the scope for wise and
careful legislation which mining
gives. No other industry can respond with as great alacrity as a
revenue producer to the fostering
care of a government; neither is
there an industry so sensitive of
neglect or so readily crippled by
injudicious legislation as that of
mining. Thus it is that the Mining Association of British Columbia is, or ought to be, the most useful adjunct of the Department of
Mines for reference and consultation that could be found. Still in
its infancy, its most timely and welcome influence has been profitable
to the province as a whole, and in
particular to those localities in
which minerals are the chief product. Its tonic effect upon capital and the good repute it lends to
the industry as well as performing
a corrective and regulative work
illustrates the necessity for an organization of this kind which challenges denial. Patiently and per-
severingly sowing good seed it must
and wilt accomplish all that is expected 'of it in benefits accruing
through it to the mining industry.
The Executive Committee of the
Association is composed of men
who have sacrificed time and money
in the interests of the mining business and it would be little less than
ingratitude on the part of the government and of miners if their
appeals for increased membership
and remedial legislation were unheeded. Moreover, there is a sense
in which their recommendations
must have attention as they are
men who are interested by occupation and investment in mining,
therefore, their deliberations and
suggestions have a value and a concern for every man who makes of
mining a livelihood or business.
The Executive passed two resolutions, printed elsewhere in this
paper, at the recent Kamloops session which have an important
bearing on mining. While agreeing with every word of the first
resolution there seems to be one
condition imperative upon which a
thoroughly efficient Department of
Mines can be maintained and that
is by having a Minister of Mines
who, at least, has passed the rudimentary stages of mining experience, or, better still, one who has
a practical acquaintance with mining—not a mere scientific miner,
but one who is familiar with prospecting, development and operation of mines. With such a r
at the head of this department his
first work in hand would be the
establishment of a Mining School
in a mining locality, Princeton, for
example, where technical and practical demonstrations could blend
in due proportion. Space forbids
further comment—the reasons are
obvious and many for a properly
qualified Minister of Mines, and the
men are not lacking.
The second resolution is in harmony with the tenor of expressed
public and private opinion. There
is nothing so grievous as the inequalities of taxation in this province. The large landholders in
the grazing belts contribute less in
proportion on ratable property than
any other class of industry in the
country. Their great herds of cattle roam at will on a thousand hills
eating the sweetest of grasses and
enriching their owners. These
"cattle kings," as they are styled,
gobble the land from the settler and
stand the government off from taxation with the plea that the land is
no good, whereas the poor man with
his small holding is taxed on every
dollar of improvement that he
makes. Is this fair to the settler
to the collapsed provincial purse,
have the "cattle kings" vested
privileges denied to others ?
JAS. CLARK
WATCHMAKER
and JEWELLER
ALL   WORK WARRANTED
Hedley and Princeton
COURT OF REVISION
NORTH YALE
NOTICE is hereby given that Cou
ion and Appeal Tor North Yal
"Assessment Act" will be held at
The COURT HOUSE, KAMLOOPS, B.C
Monday December 21st, 1903, at 11 a.m.
The COURT HOUSE, NICOLA LAKE,
on Wednesday, January 6th, 1904, at 11 a m.
...e COURT HOUSE, PRINCETON, B.C
Saturday, January 9th, 1004, at 11 a.m.
Dated at Kamloops, B.C., this 23rd day of
:mber, A.D. 1903.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To GEORGE H. COLLINS, of the City of Green-
blication h
1 on fail o
f the  expendi-
J British
Columbia. 1897, in  respect of the Little Pittsburgh,   Whale,   Bullon   Beck   and   Florence
the Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District, British Columbia, together with all costs of
advertising, your interest in said claim shall become vested in your co-owner, Thomas Brad-
shaw, of Twenty-Mile Creek, Free Miner, who
has made the required expenditure. ''
The amount due by you in respect of each of
said mineral claims, not including  costs, is
$25.62}*.
thi«2i«tdayof N
THOMAS BRADSHAW.
NOTICE.
I, situate in the" Similkameen Sir
n of Yale district.   Where locatec
ng a crown grant of the above clai
d further take notice that action, 1
37, must be commenced before th<
ch certificate of improvements.
NOTICE.
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
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under sec-
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 21st day of September, A.D. 1903,
S. R. ALMOND.
NOTICE.
Morning Star 1
;r'scertificate No. B72016, Intends, sixty days from
he date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
or a certificate of improvements for the purpose
And further take notice that action, under sec-
ion 37, must be commenced before the issuance
)f such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, A.D. 1003.
NOTICE.
luckleberry mineral claim
led: Kelly creek.
Take notice that Alexander D. Ross, free min
rom the date hereof, to apply to the'Mining Re
order for a Certificate of Improvements, for th<
rarpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the abovt
And further take notice that action, under sec
ion 37, must be commenced, before the issuanct
fsuch Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, A.D. 1903.
NOTICE.
Commissioner of Lands and Works fo
tain land, described as follows: Commencing
at a post marked V.F.M. & D. Co., S.W. corner.
thence due east to the west bank of the Similkameen river, thence along west bank of Slmi^ca-,
meen river In a northerly direction to the mouth
Of Whipsaw creek to the intersection of the east
line of Lot 148 with south bank of Whipsaw
creek; thence due south along east line of Lot
148 to S.E. corner of Lot 148, thence 20 chains
Vermilion Forks Mining &
Co'Y, Limited. E. W.
Doted Princeton, Oct. 27,1903.
Sale of Lands for Unpaid Delinquent Taxes in the
Princeton Assessment District, Province of British Columbia.
 :k, noon, I shall sell at j
the persons in said list herein
day of December, 1902, and fo
i MONDAY, the7th day of December, A.D. 1903, at the hour
cauctionatGov|t offices, Princeton, the lands hereinafter set 1
LIST ABOVE
;, including the cost of adv
Stevenson; Robert
Taxes- I dale!
"270.001      30.38
$^67n$n.30
270.001   30-38
HUGH HUNTER, A
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
o GEORGE H. SPROULE or
rhomi
Temple mineral claim, situate on Rabbit
Mountain on the Tulameen river and about
one and one-half miles from Otter Flat in the
Yale mining district in the province of British
Columbia.
You are hereby notified that I have expend-
d $214.00 In labour and improvements upon the
'isions  of the   Mineral   Act,  and    if  within
e your
e above mentioned sum, being $107.00,
now  due and payable, together with
claim  will   become the property of the undersigned,    under   Section 4 of the Mineral Act
NOTICE.
a license to prospect for coal on the   following
back to initial post In all about 640 acre
J. M. WRIGHT, Lo<
NOTICE.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to the
ChiefCommissioner of Lands and Works for
a licence to prospect for coal on the following
Situated on  the  south  bank of the Similka-
And running 80 chains west, 80 chains south,
post, In all about 640 ac:
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I  Intend to apply to
the ChiefCommissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
N.W. corner of J. H. Jackson's coal claim (L 339)
thence west 70 chains, thence north 60 chains,
NOTICE.
^THIRTY days after date I Intend to appiy to
1 the ChiefCommissioner of Lands and Works
' > prospect for coal on the following
NOTICE.
Slmllkan
Whei
:laim, situate In the Sim-
division of Yale district.
'ake notice that I, F. W. Groves,, free miner's
tificate No. B72044 acting for myself and John
Lean, free miner's certificate No,,B6i8l0, In-
id sixty days from the date hereof, to abply to
fminlng .recorder for a certificate of improve-
nts,  for the  purpose  of obtaining a crown
st be c
i before
NOTICE.
Summit No. a
ilkami
eralclain
1 of "S
n the Sim-
Where located: Summit Camp.
certificate No. B77121, 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 1 otice that action, under sec-
)atedtl
h day of September, A.D. 1903.
NOTICE.
, jf Cedar creek, in
Similkameen division of Yale district) marked
N.W. corner A. S. Jackson's coal claim,
And running 80 chains east, 80 chains south,
80 chains west, 80 chains north, to place of
commencement. A. S. Jackson, Locator.
Dated Otter Flat, Oct. 4th, 1903.
Dissolution of Partnership
The partnership heretofore existing and known
as Thynne & DeBarro is this day dissolved.   All;
Hotel. CHARLES DEBARRO,
Sole Proprietor.
Dated Otter Flat, Sept. 29th, 1903.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
December 5, 1903
-JIH HILL AND THE V.V. & E.
Honey to Build It Has Been Secured
by Great Northern.
Announcement has been made in a
■despatch from New York that Kidder,
Peabody & Co., of Boston; Baring Bros.
& Co., of London, and Baring, Magoun
& Co., of New York, are offering $7,290.-
000 of a Great Northern Railway Co.
two-year 5 per cent loan, secured by
.£2,000,000, or $9,720,000 St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Pacific extension,
sterling 4s., due July 1, 1940, deposited
with the Bankers' Safe Deposit & Trust
Co. of New York. It was announced that
the notes had already been disposed of
and it was said that they were issued for
the purpose of getting money "needed
for improTements." No statement was
obtainable at the office of J. J. Hill, and
Baring, Magoun & Co. referred inquiries
to Boston houses for information. An
official circular sets forth that it was
deemed expedient to go into the money
market and pay over 5 per cent, for a two
years' loan, believing that before maturity of the loan arrangements can be made
to market the bonds at better prices than
the present market offers.
The Spokane Spokesman-Review, commenting on the report, says: It is believed this money is to be used to push
the extension of the V.V. & E. road to
the coast. President Hill stated when
here last that that line would be built,
and in the east he said on several occasions that that extension is about the only
Northern.
Alaska Epigrams.
The following terse paragraphs were
sent to the Star by a contributor. The
Alaska award has passed into history and
the only remedy remaining tor Canadians
is to seek reconsideration of the Ash-
burton treaty and all past boundary disputes before the International Board of
Arbitration at The Hague:
" The Lord gave and Lord Alverstone
hath taken away ; blessed be the name of
Lord Alverstone.
The Eagle may be expected to get the
Lion's share, but it hath taken the Beaver's also.
If Uncle Sam would possess our land,
let him have on* waterways likewise ;
if he compel us to give him a mile, let
us bestow upon him our Pacific coast into
the bargain.
The quality of arbitration is twice
blessed ; it blesseth England that gives
and Uncle Sam that takes.
God save the King but who will save
Faithful are the wounds of a Boer, but
the kisses of a commission are deceitful.
Lord Alverstone   maketh   a   cheerful
"Thou shalt not arbitrate" is the last
and safest commandment of all.
England expects every commissioner
to do the Canadian.
And now abideth these three, Ashbur-
ton, Alverstone and Aylesworth, and the
greatest of these is Aylesworth."
Just Opened
COMMERCIAL
HOTEL
First Class Dining Room
NewlJ HIM
Hedley
City
Good Beds
 No Chinese Employed.	
^BEST BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS^
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
DRIARD HOTEL
NICOLA LAKE
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.
i
The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors andCigars.
TELEPHONE- BATH.
Headquarters ifor Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
f^^^^^^r^^^^^^^^rWr^A^W^^WSWVW
Hotel 1 Jackson
~->'wv~The Leading Hotel-~wv~
This Hotel, having
passed into new manage=
ment, will be found first
class in every department.       r> r*k
Hot and Cold Water
Baths.      «*• if
Good Stables
Hotel i Jackson
Princeton, B*C.
 December 5, 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL PAEAGKAPHS.
Angus Stewart of Hedley was in ti
rdai
nbu
Geo. Freeman, ex-wine clerk of the
Granite Creek hotel is in town.
Xmas turkies to arrive at A. E. Howse
Co's, L'd.   Toys and presents also.     *
A respected resident goes to the hospital for insane at New Westminster on
tomorrow's stage. It is hoped he may
soon recover ana be restored to his family.
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.
PRINCBTON   BC
centrally   locn
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
R. H. ROGERS
M.A., B.C.I..
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
Hedley, B.C.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C.
F. W. GROVES,
. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
J. PIERCY&Co.,
WHOLESALE
DRY GOODS
VICTORIA, B. 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. LODTIT,   Agent,
Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT   &    GILMAN,
A SITTING
the Nico
Cleasby, of the Coutlee House, ]
L. McLean, of the Commercial
uston,  formerly   of  the  Coma
A sitting of the County Court ot Yale
will be held at Princeton "on Monday,
January nth,  1904, at 10 o'clock, a.m.
By Order,
HUGH HUNTER,  .
Registrar County Court.
Princeton, Nov. 7, 1903.
I
PROVINCIAL
ASSAYERS
I THE  VANCOUVER  ASSAY  OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1800.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
I Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
TICM1TS
Myrtle
Navy
Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada <
Hedley City Stored
A Complete New Stock of General flerchan-
dise always on hand,
CONSISTING OF A FULL LINE OF
Groceries, Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes; also
Builder's Supplies, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Wall
Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill Steel,
Harness and Saddlery.
Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
J. A. SCHUBERT.
JOWJDOUCOC'fc'l
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, prettyftints, 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
Ginger Beer
S> Alexandra Stout
S> Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first-
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
DOERING & MARSTRAND & RED CROSS BREWERIES,
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.
 December 5, 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Railway in Sight.
Seeing that the public will not tolerate any more delay so far as the McLeans
w are concerned, it is highly probable that
the V.V. & E. Co. will be in a position to
start construction of a coast to Kootenay railway next spring.   Work would
pn
ed i
each end of the line
ipletion. with   all poss
s would give
isportation   within   the
aths.—Rossland Miner.
lkan
rHi
Wants a Railway,
ickling told the Nelson News
a visit to Victoria and Van-
1 reports that they are
r, although matters political
dency to distract attention
ess. The Similkameen is
eed of a railroad. There is
giving that section its needed
lities which would cause it to
I bloom with enterprise,
ansportation facilities, how-
iout as dead as the proverbial
To Stop Bad Debts..
mnted t
propos
3 tha
asked to sign a blank giving such data as
necessary to establish such customer's
worthiness. These data will be placed
in the hands of a commercial agency and
the facts as stated checked up. Upon
satisfactory  report   by   the  commercial
1 thet
:nded.
Western Grain Crop.
The Northwest Grain Dealers Association gives the following estimate
of the wheat and other grain crops ol'
1903 for Manitoba and the Northwest
Territories : Wheat, 3,123,663 at 16.1 per
acre, 50,290,974 bushels; oats, 40,198,654
bushels; barley, 11,319,705 bushels; flax,
581,751 bushels, or a total of 102,391,084
bushels.
Lost, Strayed or Stolen.
Editor Star—Sir: Coming through
Olalla the other night I was surprised to
see the flashes of the Searchlight directed
in a northwesterly direction, and while I
was sizing up the situation I heard a
voice from the top of the Flagstaff shouting: "Did you see the goat." I said,
"What goat ?" "Phy, the Billy Goat, av
coorse, phat other goat i.' there?" I said
"Did you lose him ?" The voice shouted
"Oi think he is snowed under, you spal-
pane," kind of mad like. Then he
• shouted, "Sic him, Moike," and I remembered I had business in Keremeos,
and struck a two-forty gait down sour
dough alley where it is very dark 'complected,' and made my escape. If you
see the goat around your back yard
please send him home and oblige
r Yours truly,
Kismet.
Olalla, Nov. 15.
Prosperous Town.
Greenwood, at one time, before the
railway reached there, it was a "dead"
fj ^own, is now in a prosperous condition.
Touting October $11,000 was paid into the
0. civic treasury by the taxpayers, an increase of $2,000 over the corresponding
month of last year, while during the
year the council has been able to finance
the town's affairs without borrowing a
dollar. Greenwood is said to be today
in a better financial position than any
other municipality in the interior, with
the exceptions of Trail and Phoenix.
Here is a lesson in economical civic management that might be learned with profit
by the B.C. government. WHSiti
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
J. H. JACKSON, Agent
NOTICE.
^^STiSS^S^Sti
'tte'Mta
•   Where located : On Copper moi
Wolf creek.
Take notice that I, N. F.Townie
Certificate of Improvements, fori
ntain, east of
ecorder for a
00000000000000000000000000
Straight
Party
Lines
WE ARE EXCLUSIVELY
SHOEMAKERS
AND CAN GUARANTEE
Style, Comfort and Durability
IN FOOTWEAR
MANUFACTURED
BY US.
VHAMES
HOLBEN
Company
OF MONTREAL, LTD.
VANCOUVER   B.C.
•0000000000000000000000000
For   Connoisseurs   Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
R.P.RITHET&CO.,Ii.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
THE-
X. I HOWSE COY
^LIMITED
PRINCETON
Fail & Winter
GOODS
A FULL STOCK OF
Blankets
Flannelette Sheets
Wool and Fleece=lined Underwear
Tweed and Wool Overshirts
Socks, Mitts and Cloves
Our
Stock of   Staple and
Fancy Groceries is
Complete
€>    (U#,
mm
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
December 5, 1903
PRINCETON
British Columbia.
Lots for
PRESENT PRICES OF
From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot.^^
SizeofLots^OxJOO
Ft and 33x100 Ft.
Terms:   1-3 Cash;
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
Bvitfeinterest at 6 per
cent, per annum. ^
Government Head-
quarters FOr rue 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
wwwwww w wwwwww
Send for Map and Price List to «£ *&\*& *& *£
ERNEST  WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VfiMILION  FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.

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