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 SIMILKamhn
Nothing Extenuate Nor Aught Set Down in flalice.'
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Mineral Products of the Similkameen: Gold, Silver, Platinum, Copper, Lead, Iron and Coal.
Vol. iv.   No. 14.
PRINCETON, SATURDAY, JULY 18, 1903.
$2 a Year.
OLD GRANITE CREEK
May Yet Retrieve Its Old-Time Fame
By Its Harvest of Gold.
News from Granite Creek of the re
gold  strike, though   fragmentary,
tinues to bear out the encouraging report
made last  week in the Star.   Furthi
prospecting has revealed a fine showing
of quartz,  which is,  however, considerably broken up.
At a very conservative estimate a good
quantity will run from $400 to $500 per
ton, while a larger body would run from
$25 to $30 per ton The formatii
schist with lime on one side.
From the way the lead can be traced
it shows from 12 to 15 feet wide and
be traced about five miles on both sides
of the creek. It has nqt-been prospected
much but it is reported gold has been
found in the rock by a/few of the locators.
Messrs. Van Mills, Baker, Wampole,
Day, French, McCroski* and Macdonald
have gone and altogether about fifty prospectors are now in this gold belt.
Last year it was credibly reported
about $2,000 in placer gold and about
fioo of platinum were taken from Granite
Creek by the Chinese. In the early da>s
fortunes were made placering, now, however, all eyes are fixed on gold in the
rock and it is believed that Granite Creek
will yet regain its former prestige
gold producer.
Hedley News.
Mrs. Hardwick who has lately undei
gone an operation, is recovering.
Freighters are in demand owing to the
large amount of material on the road for
the stamp mill.
A social under the auspices of th
ladies of Hedley bas been held for the
purpose of raising funds necessary to
chase an organ for the Methodist church
which is in process of construction.
Laborers are in urgent demand at $2.50
per day.
Dan Johnson, an employee on the stamp
mill building, had the misfortnne
Wednesday last to fall from the roof
breaking bones in his shoulder and
ceiving contusions of head and body.
As there is no telephone, a messenger was
despatched to Princeton, 25 miles, for Dr.
Whillans, the time made on horseback,
between the two places being 2)4 hours.
The patient is doing well.
The Tillman saw mill is being set up
at Similkameen City where it will cut a
million feet of lumber for the Nickel
Plate.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., of Princeton, is
here making surveys of several mining
properties.
Rev. Hedley has left for the east, he
having been appointed to a church at
St. Catharines, Ontario.
Word from Spokane states that Frank
Bailey, the promoter, broke his leg and
is in hospital.
AN UNDOUBTED AUTHORITY ON RAILWAY
PASSES VIA HOPE MOUNTAINS
Frank Moberly, C.E., Clearly Describes the Routes
Available for Railway Through Hope Range
"Similkameen Choicest Part of B.C.
—Governments to Blame for
Delay in Construction.
Editor Star—Sir : The railway question is one the Similkameen people are
entitled to kick about, and to kick vigorously, as it is a portion of the province
ihat has been most shamefully neglected
and has been used more as a shuttlecock
by successive governments than as a valu
able asset and revenue producer as ii
should have been.
The Similkameen has been more fa
vored by nature than any other portior
of British Columbia in that it is rich in
agricultural and grazing land capable of
producing grains, vegetables and fruits
of all kinds. Lands so situated that they
are enriched each year by the wash from
the mountain sides the farmer need
be afraid of exhausting the land,
sides the land there are large and rich
deposits of mineral, including coal and
gold. There is abundance of timber.
The land is easily cleared, and yet this
magnificent country is lying practically
fallow. And why? Because of want of
transportation, and this again has been
caused by an unfounded fear of the difficulties of railway construction through
the Hope mountains.
To make connection with the Boundary
country and the coast there now lacks
the link between Midway and the mouth
of the Fraser river and to make this connection there are at least four feasible
rontes through the Hope mountains, viz:
via Allison Pass, Skaist Pass, Coquihalla
Pass and Railway Pass ; the last of these,
although the shortest, owing to difficulties of construction and maintenance,
may be counted out. The other three
vary in length from the mouth of the
Fraser river to Midway as follows :
Allison Pass 299 miles.
Skaist Pass 284     "
Coquihalla Pass 287     *'
In passing, I might say the Allison
Pass is at the headwaters of the Similkameen and Upper Skaist; the Skaist at
the headwaters of the south branch of
the Tulameen and Skaist rivers, and the
Coquihalla at the headwaters of the Co-
lihalla and Cold water rivers.
In regard to cost of construction these
different routes figure out within a few
hundred dollars of each other and average about $35,000 per mile fully equipped
for traffic ; but in other respects there is
a vast difference, the balance being largely
in favor of the route via Coquihalla Pass
both in regard to the country opened up
and of grades. This route would follow
the Tulameen river from Princeton to
Tulameen city, thence up the Otter and
West Otter creeks, crossing at the head
of the latter to the Coldwater river,
which it follows to its head, crossing to
the Coquihalla river which it follows to
its junction with the Fraser, thence by
south bank of that river to the coast.
The whole of this line, except about 30
miles, would pass through a good ranching country, and the 30 miles show every
indication of being rich .in mineral of
economic value. It would, by means of
short branch lines give easy access to the
mining properties along the Similkameen
and Tulameen rivers, and by way of the
Coldwater Valley to the Nicola coal field
It also passes practically through the
Similkameen and Collins creek coal beds
so that no other route could so generall;
serve the country at large and at the sam
time afford the easiest line
and operate.
I noticed some indications of a ch:
of climate in the Similkameen in that
there are considerable patches of a thick
second growth of yellow or bull pine
springing up in places. If considerable
areas of this second giowth wen
aged and in some way protected,
short time all need of irrigation would
be done away with.
I am, yours &c,
FRANK MOBERLY, C.E.
PITHY PARAGRAPHS
Business Men Preferable to Lawyers
as Legislators—Sound Doctrine.
Polit
a be i
phase and each party will be putting forth
claims for the right to rule the country
for the next four years. But if Conservatism means adherence to the old established game of grab, and, if Liberalism
means the giving away of the people's
rights and property to political grafters
and rapacious corporations, then the two
terms are synonomous and do not even
leave the country the doubtful chance of
choosing between two evils. The country has been so long cursed with wrong
that we would like to have a season of
right if only for experiment's sake. In
order to get a government that will be
in the interests of the country we believe
the next parliament should be made up
of hard-headed business men whose interests are identical with the interests of
the country at large. Too many lawyers
in the house are like too many cooks in
the kitchen—they create trouble and
spoil things, and even when they fall out
the country does not get its own. The
old rule does not work so well with the
lawyer as with his brother professional.
Liberals Organize.
A message received at the Star office
from Duncan Ross, secretary of the In-
>r District Liberal Council, states that
he will be in Princeton about the 18th,
for the purpose of organizing Liberals
for the campaign. Every man who has
any party affinity should not fail to iden-
fy himself with it. The nondescript in
political or social life is but a shadow,
shortened or elongated by the larger orbs
round which he revolves. The orderly,
systematic and successful conduct of a
campaign rests  on the work of organir-
For want of space local news has been
left over.   See third page for a few items.
The Nicola "Independent" incidentally
remarks that newspapers police the
country more effectively than the regular blue-coated article, who is forever
moving people on until he gets the street
clear, and then retires to the back door .
of some temple of Bacchus to receive the
reward of his vigilance. Although the
"Independent" has not drawn the salary
for so doing, yet it has done more to
maintain the peace and quiet of this district than the brave officer who signs his
name to the pay roll.. We were going to'
say that we never failed to denounce
crime, and hold it up to the execration
of all good people. But we are not able
to go quite so far as that, we have twoS3
horses on the range and have been compelled to draw the line at horse steal-.
ing.-[COM.]
Perseverance Conquers.
The Olalla Copper Mining and Smelting Co., under the management of W. C.
McDougall, has lately struck a body of
ore in the Bullion that is 8 feet wide and '
averages $16 in gold and 12 per cent,
in copper. Now, the wiseacres who formerly shook the head when the Bullion
was mentioned, are saying : "I told you'
so." Several noted mining experts have-
condemned the Bullion, yet Mr. McDougall has persevered in its development in
spite of great difficulties. He is an energetic promoter and mine manager and
the credit for the recent gratifying discovery is due to him alone.
James Hislop, P.L.S., left on Monday
for Olalla, where he is engaged in making,
surveys for a water power installation to
operate a mine.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
JXJLV 18, 1903.
The Similkameen Star
— Princeton, B. C. —
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager.
ibly In A
$3-c
lubscrlbers will confer a favor on this office by
jmptly reporting any change in address or
igularity in receipt of their paper.
advertising rates furnished on application.
,cgnl notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
"TO BE OR NOT TO BE?"
Though the above heading would
seem to indicate a Shakespearian, or
poetical mood, there is no intention
to do otherwise than make some
pointed references to that most
prosaic of all life's affairs—business.
There is a woful apathy throughout the Similkameen generally and
some places in particular, regarding
matters of political, social and business interest. This indifference is
often the precursor of a gloomy
stupor that means death to the town
or district affected for a longer or
shorter period—it usually lasts
until there is an infusion of new
blood or a radical shaking up of
the old dry bones.
If the town of Princeton and the
Similkameen district  have not had
fai
Dominion and Provincial govt
ments it is partially because there
has not been that cohesiveness and
shoulder to shoulder movement
which is #so necessary for the ful]
development of any town or community. Other towns and districts
in the Province have had their
wants supplied even beyond antici
pation and that, too, where there
' was no municipal organization.
Then why may not Princeton and
district which contribute so largely
to the revenues of the Province,
have some of the appropriations
and improvements to which they
are rightfully entitled ?
For instance: Golden, a town
in the Rockies on the Kicking
Horse river, has, from persona]
knowledge, received large sums of
money from the Dominion govern
ment for mattrassing and riprap
work on the river to preserve the
town from washouts. The Provincial government supports a hospital,
grades the streets, lays sidewalks,
polices the town and would light it
no doubt, but for the modesty of]
the citizens in not asking for it.
The secret of it all lies in the unity
of purpose and practical loyalty
with which they undertake things.
There is a board of trade, also two
political organizations there and
when any of these three fail in getting the ear of the government, or
what is much better, the ducats,
they all combine, backed by all the
people with a huge petition, and
that does the trick.
Princeton has streets to grade,
sidewalks to lay, river banks to
conserve and thus prevent a beautiful townsite from being defaced, it
requires a railway, and it needs
now a telephone service such as the
Dominion government built from
Golden to Windermere (80 miles.)
To get all this Princeton should
have first of all, a board of trade,
composed of farmers, miners, business men and all who choose to
be identified in this forward movement ; one, if not two, political
organizations, and all these backed
by a united people, cannot fail in
having many grievances redressed.
Let us then as good citizens and
neighbors fling away prejudices,
personalities and jealousies and put
on courage, generosity and an optimistic faith in the future of the
Similkameen, and having all these,
as a guerdon, the railroad will come
and come quickly.
EDITORIAL NOTES.
95,000,000 of miles distant from
the sun and only 140 miles from
Vancouver via the Hope passes, yet
we get light and heat from old Sol
four days quicker than we can get
a match from Vancouver to make
our own light and heat with. The
discrepancy is too great; we must
either have a railway or move to
Vancouver.
What a God-blessed valley this is
with its beautiful climate, its wealth
of lovely wild flowers and wild fruit,
the grand old hills and mountains
on which roam thousands of cattle,
sheep and deer, the playful and
withal toothsome trout in the sparkling streams and the precious metals
awaiting the deft touch of the miner.
Yet the Similkameen district is today stagnant, depressed and almost
damned by reason of the stupid,
criminal neglect of the country by
the politico-bunco men in the legislative halls at Victoria.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner o f r.a ml s and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands :—
Commencing at initial post on the north fork
>f Granite Creek and runniug 80 chains south,
J. M. H1TCHINGS, Locator;
Located June 23,1903.
lorth, back to post, 'in all 640 acres. '
Edward TINGLEY, Locator.
J. M. HITCHINGS, Agent.
Located Tune 23, 1903.
Commencing at the north-west corner of J. M.
ditching's coal location, and running 80 chains
C. L. FRENCH, Locator.
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Located June 23,1903.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Crucified on the cross of public
opinion—may that be the epitaph
of all political grafters and corrup-
tionists after the next provincial
elections.
CHURCH NOTICE.
July 19, Princeton, s
"    26,
:e 3 P-*
7     "
A General Banking Business
Is transacted by the Bank of Hamilton.
It has a reserve fund of over three-fourths
of its capital. Interest allowed on 1
ings Bank deposits of one dollar
upwards from datt of deposit to date of
withdrawal. A. H. SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B.C.
F. W. GROVES,
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON,     -   -     B. C.
NOTICE.
[OTBL and Saloon Keepers and Others
TAKE NOTICE that anyone selling or givinj
W. H. WELBY, of Penticton, intoxicating
r will be prosecuted to the extent of the
Notice is hereby givi
: Adm
oceeds of th'
ig regard°onfy to such claims of which h<
hall have had notice and he shall not be
FRED. BILLINGS.
Dated at Vernon, June 6th, 1903.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I  intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect forcoal on the following
described lands :—
— .rated on Nine Mile. Creek, west of Lang's
Located 25th May, 19C3.
And,  west  of French's
J. McFA	
S. SPENCER, Agent
125th May. 1903.
NOTICE.
nTHIRTY days after date I inten
for a license to prospect for coal on
Located June ]
1 east corner of W, C.Mc-
E. N. OOIMETTE.
NOTICE.
Take Notice that we, William Alfred Coop<
and Alfred Joseph Cooper, Free Miners' Certificates B5474? »nd B54743 respectively, intend
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to th<
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improve
ments, for the purpose of obtaining a Crowr
Grant of the atove claim.
And further take r otice that action, under sec
of sucn Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this Thirteenth day of May, A.D. ic»3.
WILLIAM ALFRED COOPER.
ALFRED JOSEPH COOPER.
NOTICE.
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.
NOTICE is hereby given that the partne
heretofore subsisting between us. th<
t Hedley City this 15th day of May,
ss      . (        CARL NELSON,
Kay.!        AMBROSE McDERMOTT.
NOTICE.
Copper Cliff and Copper  Bluff N
I   Clain
re Similkameen   Mining Division of Yale  District.  Where located:—
Copper Mountain,
ike notice that I, Peter Edmond Wilson, Free
icr's Certificate No. B51146, intend, sixty days
- "*e date hereof, to apply to the Mining Re-
uch'SS
is 29th day of April, A.D. 1
NOTICE.
N^^en^P^to^c^^i
-'-mer of Lands and Works for permission to
_( Nicola Division of Yale District, described as
follows:—Commencing at a stake at  the  north-
in Grove, April 31,1903.
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.
TicKnrs
Myrtle
Navy
Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada \
For    Connoisseurs   Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
R.P.RITBET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA/B. C,
Sole Agents.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
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*
Local Mews.
Messrs. Spencer, Clements and French
in company with a Vancouver syndicate,
have recently done some work on their
six coal claims on China Creek. Arrange
ments are pending whereby extensive
development will be gone on with.
E. F. Voigt is expected in today with
a party of mining men from Portland.
John Dalby, of Victoria, came in ov
the Hope trail on Sunday and went to h
ranch on Stevenson Meadows.
Messrs. Gwin and Stevenson struck
snow storm last week while in the highc
altitudes of the Hope range and suffered
considerably from exposure.
W. B. Willoughby is at Copper mi
tain investigating the properties of his Co.
The Star is asked to announce that
subscriptions will be solicited for the
purchase of an organ for the public school
and for religious purposes. The in;
ment would be subject to control of the
trustees.   Everybody chip in.
Highest temperature for week 82.43.
Percy Godenrath, now of Spokane, has
just completed the sale of coal property
on Nine mile and One-mile creeks. The
sale price amounting to $6 per acre wa
effected with Victoria, St. Paul and Win
nipeg people. They are expected in a
an early date to examine the property.
Ralph Murdoch had seven stitches put
in a lacerated arm this week.
The editor, compositor, pressman, and
last, but far from least, the 'devil,' c
prising the staff of this paper, have to
thank Mrs. Dr. Whillans for delicious,
frozen creme de la creme.
St- Louis Exposition.
Miners, prospectors and all others
terested, are   respectfully and urgently
reminded of the necessity for a good and
complete mineral exhibit being sei
the St.   Louis   Exposition.     No  better
means could be devised for advertising
the mineral resources of the Similkameen
and giving it a world wide reputat:
Samples of ore may be left at the stor   .
the A. E. Howse Co., from whence they
will be forwarded to the Exposition.
Interested in Ashnola.
Editor   Star—Sir:   Enclosed pli
find my subscription for another year
your valuable paper printed in the in
ests of the Similkameen district.   If
encroaching too   much   on   your  good
nature I would like very much to hear
something about   the town of Ashnola.
It was mentioned quite frequently at one
time in the Star, but lately there has
been nothing about it.   I am interested
in the Ashnola and Similkameen Valley
Coal Company and any little item in
Star about  their  properties would be
very acceptable   to me.   I have always
had a very high opinion of the resources
of that district and would like to see it
opened up.    I realize that your paper is
helping  to that end.    Hoping  that you
will not think me presumptuous in writing at such length, I remain yours truly,
Pembroke, July 1st. M. F.
[Thanks for subscription. Nothing
will be omitted from our pages that an
ever vigilant eye or ear may detect regarding Ashnola. The latest information of any importance from there is that
the weather is very cool and the water
is going down.—Ed.]
NOTICE.
Sunrise, Mabel fraction and M
eral claim. Situate in t]
mining division of Yale .
Take notice that I, Edgar E. B
certificate No. B63383 acting for s
James Sutherland, ChisholmFn
certificate No.  B42433; I,e Bare
miner's certificate! No.B;
r, fre
TA.Ralf.fr
miner's certificate No. B75343; and Hannibal
Jones, free miner's certificate, No. B63374, intei
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to t
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Imprcn
ments.   for the purpose   of obtaining a Crov
. And further take notice that action, under sc
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuan
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 2nd day of July, 1903.
NOTICE.
'T'HIRTY days from date I intend to apply t<
chains north, back to post, containing in all
J. C. SCHUMAKER.
W. MURRAY, Agent.
Located June 23  1903.
Commencing at a post marked  Tames Carli
>r less to the south-west corner of the Ind:
Reserve, thence west 80 chains, thence soutl;
:hains, thence east 80 chains to initial post, c
raining in all 320 acres more or less.
JAMES CARLIN.
NOTICE.
rtificat
.. B63385,   Douglas  1
 ificate No. B77]
No. 63369, intend, sixty days
from date hereof,to apply to the Mining Rei—J-
for a Certificate of Improvements, for the pi
oi obtaining a Crown Grant of the above els
And further take notice that action, midi
tion 37, must be commenced before the iss
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 30th day of June, A. D 1903.
NOTICE.
purchase 40 acres of land, commencing at
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 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
July 18, 1903.
PROFIT OF $1.80 A TON
Estimate of Values in Granby Consolidated Ores.
The following taken from the Phoenix
Pioneer will be found of interest to miners and mine owners in the Similkameen.
If ore of such low grade can be worked
at a profit at the Granby how much nj
could be realized from the Similkam
ores where conditions and values
believed to be more favorabie. All that
is required here is a smelter to verify
this statement
" Granby Consolidated is described by
those who have recently inspected it as a
mining proposition of tremendous possibilities. Its ore body is fully proved for
3,500 feet in length by 400 feet in width
and 300 feet deep, making a total of fully
20,000,000 tons in sight. This ore is not
broken by dikes or other rock intrusions
and carries enough iron, sulphur, silica,
etc., to make it a good smelting proposi-
for another dollar per
yet to be demonstrated
The ore has a valu<
ton, yielding from 25 t
copper and $1.75 ing
refining and freigh
the time   it  leaves   the
ready for sale in the market at New
York. If the ore can be handled and all
costs met with a total expenditure of
$3 50 for each ton, therefore, it will represent only 7 cents per pound cost for
the copper.
The company now has four furnaces
and is installing two more. The six will
be capable of treating 2,000 to 2,500 tons
of ore per day. With copper selling at
I4>4 cents per pound there should be a
net profit of $1.80 per ton on the ore
treated, or at the rate of $1,296,000 to
$1,620,000 annually, equivalent to better
than a dollar per share on the company's
outstanding stock.
At present smelting operations are curtailed by inability to get an adequate
supply of coke. This trouble will be
remedied shortly. Coke costs $5.50 per
ton at the smelter. Miners are paid £3.50
per day and surface men $3. It is the
plan of the management to continue
smelter operations as at present until the
of costs has been fully demon-
si rated, after which the question of doubling the number of furnaces will receive
attention.   In  the meantime additional
:ploratory work is being done.
It   is  declared   that   the   estimate of
,000,000 tons  of ore in  sight is ■
Just Opened
COMMERCIAL
HOTEL
First Class Dining Room
Newl| Fined
Hedley
ciiy
Good Beds
No Chinese Employed...
gyWBEST BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS^
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
DRIARD HOTEL,
NICOLA LAKE,
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 for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
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.
Hotel * Jackson
^^w^The Leading Hotel-^^wv-
This Hotel, having
passed into new management, will be found first
class in every department.       «"* **
Hot and Cold Water
Baths.     •* **
Good Stables
Hotel * Jackson
Princeton, B*C.
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 THE    SIMILKAMEEN     STAR
LIBERAL PLATFORM
12 Sound Planks Upon Which Liberals Will Bally for Victory.
The Liberal platform, as adopted at the
Provincial Liberal Convention held at
Vancouver, is as follows:
i. The immediate redistribution of the
constituencies of the province on the
basis of population, but allowing a smaller
unit of population per seat for the out
lying districts.
2. Government ownership, Dominion
provincial and municipal, of public ser
vices of utilities is sound and should be
carried out in British Columbia.
3. Should it be advisable at any time
to grant aid to a railway company such
shall be in cash and not in land and no
bonus of any kind shall be given without definite and effective means being
taken to safeguard the interests of the
province in the management of the road,
control of the freight and passenger rates
and provision made against such railway
having any liability against it except for
actual cost.
4. Immediate construction of the Coast-
Kooteuay railway, the Cariboo railway,
the extension of the island railway, a
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 connections.
5. The enforcement of the act now in
force compelling the scaling of logs by
government scalers.
6. That such legisla
enacted as will result
lands included in the
areas available for culth
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
necessary for the purpose build and operate smelters and refineries. No reasonable change should be made in the mining laws without full notice to all parties
interested, giving full opportunity for
discussion and
l   should   be
making the
rious dyking
is quickly
8. As the province can only advanc
by the   settlement within its borders o
thrifty and   prosperous citizens, ai
Orientals never  become citizens in any
proper sense of the word, we declare
to be the duty of the government to di
courage Oriental immigration and et
ployment by   every   means   within   i
power, and we appeal to our fellow Li
erals throughout the Dominion to aid 1
in our efforts to protect ourselves against
the ruinous competition of men having a
standard   of   decency   and comfort immensely below that of civilized people,
and who  shirk   every duty and obligation   of citizenship  which the law will
allow them to escape.
9. The government ought to prevent
the waste and suffering caused by strikes
and lockouts, and an earnest effort ough
to be made to provide some means o
preventing such strikes and lockouts, and.
we approve the adoption of compulsory
10. The fiscal system of the prov
is in need of revision.   Taxation should
bear upon privilege rather than upon
dustry, and no addition should be mi
to the debt of the province except for
public works properly chargeable to capital.
11. The retaining of the resources o
the province as an asset for the benefit o:'
the people and taking effective measun
to prevent the alienation of the publ:
domain except to actual, bona fide busi-
or industrial purposes, putting
end to the practice of speculation in c<
n ection with the same.
1. The construction and maintenance
of roads throughout the province tc
in the development of the mining anc
agricultural districts.
Nickel Plate Stamp Mill.
Construction is proceeding steadily on
the flume and stamp mill at Hedley
twenty miles down river from Princeton
It is stated that upon the completic
the mill the erection of a smelter or
Indian reserve land will be commenced
The smelter and stamp mill will be the
property of the Yale Reduction Works
and it will treat custom ores, especially
yellow copper ores when the plant is in
operation, which is expected to be in
about eighteen months. Copper ores
will be needed in smelting the arsenical
iron of the Nickel Plate mine. Up to
the present time it is estimated there has
been expended on the whole works a
million and a half dollars.
Wood, Vallance & Leggat, Ltd,,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Miners', Lumber and Mill Supplies.
WIRE ROPE A SPECIALTY.
B*  C*   Agents  for   Black Diamond  Files*
Send us your orders by Mail, and they will receive Prompt and Careful Attention.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
-*   MURALQ WALL FINISH.
This finish is  more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its dura-
* bility, prettyjtints, and the easy mode of mix
ing and applying. Put up in 23 beautiful
shades and white. As your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
McLENNAN, McFEELY & Co., Ltd.,
Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Princeton'*
Leading^
^Sloro
M
Miners and Others will now BU
Find Our Stock Complete in M{
Every Line, and  it Will Be HO
to   Your   Interest    to   Call fl]
Upon Us and Get Prices be- ||I
fore   Purchasing Elsewhere. eg]
* 7        * ilil ^        T        H
THE-
A. E. HOWSE COY
^LIMITED
PRINCETON
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Jmcv 18, 1903.
The  Town of
-:«INCfTOIN!:-
British Columbia.
Lots for
PRESENT PRICES OF
LOTS
From $2.00 to $ JO.
Per Front Foot.*^^
Size .of Lots 50xJ00
Ft. and 33x100 Ft.
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
BaL 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent, per annum. «£
Government Head-
quarters FOr the Similkameen District.
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tulameen and Aspen GroveJ
FINE CLIMATE
and pure WATER
ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM
Send for Map and Price List to .£ «£ *£ *£ *&
ERNEST  WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION  FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.

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