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 Mineral Products of the Similkameen and Nicola Districts are Gold, Platinum, Silver, Copper, Lead, Iron and Goal.
^ice-a-Week Mail; Agricultural and Timber Lands? "Water Power; Splendid Fishing; All Kinds of Game; J44 Miles to Vancouver.
Vol. iv.   No. 37.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1903.
$2 a Year.
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LOCAL PARAGRAPHS.
Personal Mention of People Passing
in the Similkameen.
Typical Christmas weather—all nature
robed in a mantle of pure white.
Fancy a certain paterfamilias receiving
nine Xmas letters and all asking to have
their stockings remembered. No need
of an immigration bureau if there were
many daddies like W. C. L. with as many
kiddies.
Hogmanay next Wednesday—Scotchmen remember!
Perley Russell was down from Granite
creek to take in the festi
Christmas dinner at the Hotel Jackson
lacked nothing that would tickle the
palate and reflected the kindly forethought of Mr. arid Mrs. Jackson in providing seasonable delicacies for their
guests. The cheerful and inevitable
Judge Murphy was there with impr
after-dinner speech, which, with 'press'
and stanzas of Auld Lang Syne terminated
a most enjoyable Christmas dim
Police court held by magistrates
I Thomas and Murphy on Thursday fined
J Jamieson Bros., respectively, $29 and $6
I   for disorderly conduct.
Mrs.  Geo. Aldous,  it will be learned
with deep   regret   by many friends,
seriously ill.
Driver Small,   injured in a runaway
stage accident some three months ago,
in a Victoria hospital and is slowly recovering.
An English paper records the recent
■ marriage near Cornwall, England, of Miss
Jane Weeks to Tommie Day, and adds
"A Day is gained, a week is lost, but
time cannot complain, for soon there will
be Days enough to make a week again."
D. L. Mnnro is handling the 'ribbons'
on th<; stage route between here and
Spence's Bridge and reports special stages
as being frequent into the Nicola district
with coal hunters.
The date of holding a court of
for the purpose of revising the register
of voters for the Similkameen electoral
district has been fixed for Monday, February 8th.
Among the aspirants already mentioned for Liberal candidature at the
coming convention a'Jtamloops are H.
McCutcheon and rj ^^Ross, Greenwood ; W. S. Keith I \ttFalls, and
W. H. P. Clement, f'i ^ks.
Not many farmers I Vnty have
developed the soil to \ \>f wheat
production which Cha\ \L    His
wagon  is regularly o. \ \with
fine, plump wheat and c 1 Ihich
prove that the Si milk*. I ^rain
grower as well as an ore"
Harris is a frontiersmar
career, having been pr-
rancher, assayer, state
member of board of tra<
and last it is stated he ii
the broomstick.
THE CHRISTMAS TREE
HAPPY EVENT
Time-Honored, Yet Possessing a Fresh Significance
As   the   Years
Roll By.
Nothing can detract from Christmas
in the great social and historical interest
which centers in the word and its occasion. For nineteen hundred years it has
been the loadstone which drew men
earnest, fond look from the bordi
civilization to the old rooftree, or from
the crowded city to the rural playground
of youth. All have felt the kindly
membrance of Christmas in gift or sa
tation and it was in perpetuation of its
revered memories that on Wednesday
evening a Christmas tree entertainment
was given by the children of the publi
school under the efficient training of the
teacher, Miss Moore. Nothing could
have excelled the undiluted pleasu
which the innocent little ones gave
prospector, miner or frontiersman and
also the ladies The programi
varied with marked discretion by the
introduction of adult ability at the end
of the children's part. There was som.
fine singing and declamation which thi
audience appreciated to the full and
which were frequently encored. The
Christmas tree was laden with all kinds
of gifts for old and young.
It would be beyond the sphere of newspaper ethics to attempt any criticism 01
comparison where all was so heartily and
gratuitously' carried out. However, due
recognition of Miss Moore's talent and
services in training the children for th<
occasion must be recorded ; as director of
ceremonies Mr. Bell gave entire satisfaction and Judge Murphy filled all the
duties and obligations of Santa Claus
with delight to everybody. The free
of the hall is to be credited to C. E. Thomas and the many helping and willing
hands which contributed to the success of
the occasion are all held in thankful regard by the public and the management.
After the concert and Xmas tree adjournment was made to the Hotel Tulameen where in supper and dance the
partakers filled the bowl of pleasure to
the brim. The deft arrangement of the
decorations and the plenteous hoard of I
dainties on the tables told of woman's
inted kindness and good cheer. To
Mesdames Waterman,Bell, McMullenand
Hewat too much praise cannot be given for
their incessant labors and assiduous attentions throughout and all owe a debt
of gratitude to Mr. Aldous for the use of
the commodious Tulameen. Many gentlemen gave liberally of purse and labor
toward the success of the event and all
are to be congratulated from the least to
he greatest for having done so well.
TELUNfi THE STORY
REPEAT IT O'ER
Information As To the Similkameen An   Ever Interesting and Profitable
Money Theme.
Editor Star—Sir: Much has been
written about the advantages that will
accrue to the railroad company first
building and tapping the immense resources of the Similkameen country,
the benefits in revenue to be derived by
the Dominion and Province at large and
more particularly by the increased trade
with our coast cities.
The Similkameen has advantages
any other mining district of like si;
B.C., in that it has all the precious metals with an abundance of coal sufficient
to reduce or smelt all the ores of the
Boundary country and with the compli
tion of the coast to Kootenay railway
can supply Vancouver and the t<
along the line with an excellent s
and household coal at a much lower
than is possible from any other section
in B. C.
The projected coast to Kootenay railway will run through the fertile valley
of the Fraser to Hope. Then it diverges
into the mountains and follows a coi
uous line of mining camps to Midway,
connecting with other systems to Ross-
land, Nelson and the older mining sections of the Kootenays, thereby diverting a large trade now enjoyed by Spokane to Vancouver and Victoria.
James J. Hill has asserted on several
occasions that if the obstacles are
moved (the passing and signing of the
Expropriation Bill now before the legislature) he will commence building the
V.V. & E. at once.
Why retard development longer? Particularly at this time when our brainy
representatives are seeking an honest
way of liquidating the liabilities of
buncoed province. I hope that while
the government is engaged in the grinding problem of taxing an overtaxed and
neglected district someone may call theii
attention to Jas. J. Hill's proposition anc
the possibilities of the Similkameen.
J. H. Jackson.
Princeton, Dec. 24.
A dance in the town hall at Olalla was
given recently in honor of Mr. and Mrs.
Tylee. who are leaving for New York.
There was a large attendance from all
parts of the Similkameen, several ladies
and gentlemen from Hedley being in
attendance. The function is said to have
been a most enjoyable one.
Some correspondence of a political
character is crowded out of this issue.
BOARD OF TRADE.
An    Experimental    Horse-Breeding
Station—Member's Visit.
At the meeting of the board of trade
Tuesday evening it was agreed that an
early visit from Mr. Shatford, M.L.A.,
would be of mutual benefit Mr. Shatford promised an early yisit to Princeton
prior to election and the occasion could
not be more opportune than now and the
board of trade will be pleased to receive
Judge Murphy addressed the board on
the necessity of having a resident road
superintendent for the riding. The
suggestion as well as the sentiment was
approved by the board and official representation to the member of the legislature in that regard will be made.
The desirability of publishing a weekly
resume of the resources of the Similkameen in a coast newspaper was discussed
and the conclusion arrived at that it
would be eminently proper in view of the
fact that there was a continuous flow of
inquiries regarding the Similkameen from
all parts of the tvorld.
The board will discu's the matter of
a provincial horse breeding station at
some good point for the purpose of fostering the production of horses suitable
for military purposes. The shortage of
cavalry horses in the last war has led up
to the consideration of means to remedy
the deficiency at some future time.
Arrangements are being made by a
committee of citizens to give a grand ball!
and social at Hotel Jackson on New
Years' eve.   Invitations will issue.
It is understood that R. A. Brown has.
sold the Volcanic three miles from
Grand Forks.   Details are not at hand.
Driver McLean of the Welby mail line '
got two serious kicks from a leader and
in conseqnence has a bandaged hand arid
a swollen groin.
Frank Bailey, mayor, alderman and
lone citizen of Similkameen City was in
town recently packing his 'turkey.'
Del Young as ringmaster in the circus
is a Christmas diversion never-to-be-for-
Every polling subdivision is entitled to
be represented at the Liberal convention
on January 13th by one delegate or proxy
for each fifty votes or fraction cast
thereat. The desire is to make the convention as fully representative as possible..
D. McPhail, Mr. Mrs. and Miss Tyrrell,
Mrs. Cook, Granite creek; Mr.and Mrs.D.
Young, Mr. and Mrs. Hagerman, and
many others were at the capital of the
Similkameen recently in connection with
the festal season.
le comfortable quarters and the ac-
ulating library of the board of trade
should be an incentive to membership.
There will always be some to-decry even
board of trade but they are mere specks
1 the driving-wheels of progress.
__—-^ __]
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
December 26, 1903
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
— Princeton, B. C. —
The Princeton Publishing Co.
SUBSCRIPTION B
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Payable Invariably in Adva
ing- any change in i
ceipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
All cheques to be made payable to
.   A. E. HOWSE.
PROSPECTIVE.
The ever revolving wheels of
time have almost completed another
year and standing on the verge of
the New Year with one hand put
to the brow as a shield against the
dazzling rays of the future, the
other one is waved in a glad farewell to the receding year. For who
could wish to recall time except in
amending embrace, or who would
tread the past again except in fleeting memory. Man with his irrepressible desire to march on, press
forward, cannot wait on the flagging heels of time, so he pushes on
into the unexplored future. Peer-
into the great beyond as far as his
narrowed vision will permit he
strains every muscle for the impending effort. The pioneers of the
Similkameen heaved many a long
sigh as they saw outstretched before
them a great destiny for this great
country. They said: It may not
come in my day, nevertheless here
is a land of incalculable resources,
of infinite possibilities. The early
pioneer with his limited perspective
stood just where the tenderfoot now
stands. He can see, it may be,
afar off the toiling mass of humanity that this country must inevitably
support with its great mineral resources. He can see in the dim
future it may be the great works of
industry which must spring up as
an outgrowth of .great natural
wealth. There is not a man in the
entire Similkameen today, no matter how dyspeptic or pessimistic he
may be but what he can see the
great natural wealth referred to—
it is as tangible as the hill or valley on which one treads.
Thus it is that so far as human
foresight will avail, the New Year
is entered upon with a buoyancy of
hope and optimism of faith which
enables men to do things and accomplish that which under other
circumstances would be failure. The
coming year is pregnant with unusual prospect of industrial activity.
The railway, over which there has
been some gentle sleep lost in recent
years, has now assumed a phase of
actuality that enables one to predict
within   'measurable   distance'   the!
snort of the iron horse. Railways
are built now-a-days very much on
the lines that the ancients went to
war—the conjunction of planets or
the pleasure of the gods. To all
appearances the coast is clear and
the gods of finance have been reconciled. The C.P.R. knows that
its policy of obstruction has run the
death limit and that public sentiment will no longer be outraged—
the G.N.R. has never taken its
wistful eye oft the Similkameen,
but until there was a conjunction
of the political planets at Ottawa
or Victoria the railway was not possible. The residents of the Similkameen have a duty to perform in
connection with the railway and
that is they must not let the smoldering embers of public sentiment
die. Without public opinion to
back an enterprise, be it financial
or industrial, there is not that ele-
ent which inspires confidence and
vigor. So the citizens of the Similkameen should all sign the railway petition and fan the flame of
enthusiasm until there will be
thing heard but the ring of steel
and the thud of hammer in railway
construction.
To all readers of the Star the
rery best wishes for a Happy and
Prosperous New Year are cordially
extended. From the Atlantic to
the Pacific and in fatherland the
Star reaches a host who have set
their hearts upon the great Similkameen by investment and observation—to them the glad news will be
outflashed as occasion presents, of
the wondrous resources of the Sim-
lkameen—to them will be humbly
jiven the word of encouragement
and advice as truth alone may dictate. To all a prosperous New
Year!
NOTICE.
!   the Chief Commissioner of Lai
"or a license to prospect for coal o
tf.E. corner and adjoining V
And running 80chains south, 80 chains west,
mains north, 80 chains east, back to post,
ill 640 acres. I,. QUINVILLE, Locator,
JOS. GRAHAM, Agent.
NOTICE.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to th
Chief Commissioner of I ands and Works fo
a license to prospect for coal on the following de
Ing at a post on the east and adjoit
mains south, 80 chains west, back to post, cot
aining in all 640 acres. 	
H. W. ELLIOTT, Locator.
JOS. GRAHAM, Agent.
NOTICE.
: I intend to apply to
:r of Lands and Works
coal on the following
NOTICE.
Arlington, Canadian Belle, Canadian Boy Frac-
Wolf creek.
Take notice that I, N.F. Towns end, acting as
jent for Richard Seeman free miner's certifi-
_ate No. B75477, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of
" rant of the above claims.
dfurtl
before t
NOTICE.
THIRTY days t
Chief Comm
prospect f
j about fifty cha
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
o GEORGE H. COLLINS, of the City of Green
Take notice that after the publication hereof |
once each week for ninety days, 3 ou fail 01
fuse to contribute your portion of the exp<
ture required by section 24 of the " Mineral j
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of Br
Columbia. 1897, in respect of the Little ]
burgh,    Whale,    Bullon    Beck    and    Floi
Min
: Divisi
tsof
NOTICE.
ia and Marquis of Lor
Isfon of Tale «
ice that I, Rob
ificate of imprc
AudTurther ta
ion 37. must be.,
e purpose of ob-
NOTICE.
oca ted: On Otter creek, west of and r
ke notice that I, Sydney R. Almond, a_
ageht for the other owners and myself: i
John
e No.
56324, James Snowden,  free miner's 	
No. B72028 and Sydney R. Almond, free mi
certificate No. B74427, intend, sixty days froi
■      hereof, to apply to the Mining Recordc	
tificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a crown grant of the abov- -*-■
-"-'— take notice that actio
>e commenced before
of SI
dthis
it day of Septem
>• 1903,
NOTICE.
Morning Star and Blue Bell mineral claims, situate In the Similkameen mining divisicn.of
Yale district.  Where located: Summit camp;
Take notice that Alexander D. Ross, free miner's certificate No. B72016, intends, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
""'"lie oi improvements for the purpose
lefore. the issuance
ALEX.  D. ROS
if such Certificate of Im.
Dated this 26th day of September, A.D. 1903.
NOTICE.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To GEORGE H. SPROULE or whomsoever he
may have transferred his interest ill Mount
Temple mineral claim, situate oh 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
reby 1
—_  of the   Mint	
ninety days   from  the date
you ail or refuse to contribt
tions of the above mentioned s
which is now  due and payable
all costs   of advertising,  your
it Act, ]
°n*0°
NOTICE.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to the
1 Chief ComnussionerofLandsandWorks for
a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
t in all about 640 acres.
J. M. WRIGHT, Locate
C. O. FRENCH, Agent
NOTICE.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a licence to prospect for coal on the following
Situated on  the  south  bank of the Sim ilka-
post , in all about 640 ai
Located Nov. 1st, lot
back to initit
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply to
* the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
r a license to prospect for coal on the following
scribed lands:—
Commencing at an initial post planted at the
W. corner of J. H. Jackson's coal claim (L 239)
>re or less.
Dated Princeton, 25th Oct. 1 03.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to appiy to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works   .
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
nmencing at an  initial  post   planted  at
Bromley's S.E. corner, [L 406] thence south 40
NOTICE.
Ukameen  mining division of-Yale district.
Where located: On Kennedy mountain,
ike notice that I, F. W. Groves,, free miner's
ificate No. B72044 acting for myself and John
1 sixty days from the date hereof, to abply to
mining recorder for a certificate of improve-
ts,  for the  purpose  of obtaining a crown
NOTICE.
ke notice that Frank Lambert, free m
 ificate No. B77121, intend, sixty days fro:
date hereof, to apply to "	
 December 26, 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
Bank   of Hamilton.     Capital
Reserve    Fund    $1,700,000.
allowed on Savings Bank de-
posiHof <
s dollar
ind upwards from
date'of deposit to date of withdrawal.
A. H. SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B. C.
*Cr NOTICE of FORFEITURE
HO SCARPKLLI and any peri
■ may have transferred his inter
•ia and Two Brothers mineral c
16-Mile Creek in the Osoyoos m
fou are hereby required to take
ve expended for recording certlfi
ne on the above claims Tor the
tie 10,1901 and June i<x 190a, th
le me to hold said claims and y<
1 of such expenditure, namely, '
d thirty-three and one-third o<
n of this ;
FRANCESCO FBRA.
NOTICE.
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a licence to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Wiight's coal claim,
C. L° FRENCH, Locator.
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
NOTICE.
Where located: Copper Mountain.
Take notice  that I,  F. W. Groves, acting as
No JJ7I5I7 and Patrick H. Kennedy, free miner's
certificate No. 8.56376, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Re-
■ Dated this 24th day
3f Noven
NOTICE.
marked Frank Bailey's S.
corner of lot 1968, thence nc
of lot 2465. thence followin]
lot 2465 to the S.W. corne.
bank of the Similkameen,
ilkameen river to point of
containing 160 acres more <
NOTICE.
Similkamei
N.W corne
And runt
1 to apply i
1 the following
1st bank of Cedar creek, in
in of Yale district) ma "
PRINCETON   BOARD    OF    TRADE—Roon
centrally  located.    Membership   solicitec
C. E. Thomas, E. Waterman,
IM
JAS. CLARK
WATCHMAKER
and JEWELLER
ALL   WORK WARRANTED
Hedley and Princeton
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Seals, Stencils, Price Markers, Printing Wheels, Numbering Machines,
Band Dating and Numbering Stamps,
Check Perforators, Rubber Type, Printing Presses, &c, &c.
FRANKLIN STAHP WORKS,
Vancouver, B. C
Dissolution of Partnership
The partnership heretofore existing and know
as Thynne & DeBarro is this day dissolved. A
accounts are made payable to me at Otter Fla
Hotel. CHARLES DEBARRO,
R.H. ROGERS
M.A., B.C.L.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
Hedley, B.C.
Alaoat FAIRVIEW, B.O.
F. W. GROVES,
. 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. LOUTIT,   Agent,
Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
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Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
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Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada
Hedley City Stored
A Complete New Stock of General rierchan-
dise always on hand,
CONSISTING OP A FULL LINE OP
Groceries, Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes; also
Builder's Supplies, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Wall
Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill Steel,
Harness and Saddlery.
Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
J. A. SCHUBERT.
Wood, Vallance & Leggat, Ltd,,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Miners', Logging and Mill supplies
WIRE ROPE A SPECIALTY.
B*C* Agents for the Canadian Steel and Wire
Co*, Field Fence--=Prices on application
VANCOUVER, B. C.
MURALO WALL FINISH.
This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its durability, pretty|tints, 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
a* Alexandra Stout
«£ Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first-
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
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VANCOUVEP, B. C
If you want First Class Footwear
Insist upon   -------
J. D.   KING  GO'S
BOOTS &  SHOES
Nothing equals them for Style, Fit, Finish and Wear.
riaple Leaf and King Quality Rubbers.
WHOLESALE   ONLY.
Vancouver, B. C. - J. LECKIE CO., Limited.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
December 26, 1903
LIBERAL GOVEENMENT.
Ontario Is  An Example For British
Columbia to Follow.
Anyone who casts bis eye over the
British share market in a London newspaper will search in vain for the name of
Ontario. He will find the name of every
Other British colony or province there,
and those of most of the civilized countries of the world1, but he will not find
Ontario.   And the reason is because On-
arket I
■ gone
i the
world's
of the
tional debt. The relation between it and
the resources of the country which has
contracted it generally fixes the standing.
of that country in the world's scale. The
"dying" nations, such as Turkey and
Spain, are continually in financial deep
water. The debilitated nations, such as
those of South America, usually have a
few of the war vessels of other powers
lying in their harbors as a gentlemanly
hint that payments are disgracefully overdue, The standing of nations may, therefore, be fairly stated as'bearing a fixed
proportion between indebtedness and
ability to meet it. Judged by thi3 standard, Ontario would stand at the; head of
the communities of the world. Nor is
this the only respect in which her financial status is unique. In the .states,of
tlie American -Union-, for example, not
only  are the  people familiar with  the
municipal tax-gatherer, but with the
I State tax-gatherer as well. In New York
' state, for example, they will be still more
familiar with the latter in the years to
come, for it has just been decided to
enlarge the capacity of the state canals
at an estimated cost of $101,000,000, and
if this estimate is not greatly exceeded it
will be a remarkable public work. In
Ontario the provincial tax-gatherer is an
unknown officer. The only thing resembling.taxation in Ontario is the revenue
derived from liquor licenses, from the
inheritances of very rich men, and;a
small percentage levied on the wealth of
financial and transportation companies.
The great bulk of the revenue is derived
from the public lands of the province.
A poll tax is something unheard of. It is
in their dealing with this great estate
that the Liberal governments deserve the
gratitude, uot only of the people of today
but also of those who will succeed them.
Here is an immensely valuable public
property, from which since confederation
#37,000,000 has been obtained,and which
will continue to yield 'its annual harvest
if managed in the same far seeing and
thrifty way for the benefit of the people
as a whole and not for a few. There was
every temptation to extravagance. With
an elastic source of revenue ail-that was
required was to put up a few more timber
berths every year and there would have
been rich pickings for everybody. That
the affairs of the province have- been j
conducted with almost parsimonious frugality is the glory of the Liberal administrations of this province.-Toronto Globe.
Hotel Tulameen
The L,arge$t 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.
Jusf Opened
COMMERCIAL
HOTEL
First Class Dining Room
Hediey
cinj
Newly Filled
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No Chinese Employed...
'"BEST BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELL
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
DRIARD HOTEL
NICOLA LAKE
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 and Cigars.
TELEPHONE- BATH.
Headquarters lfor Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
M/VNiWWVAVWSW^
Hotel I Jackson
—^w^The Leading Hotel—~^
This   Hotel,   having
passed into new manage=
ment, will be found first   :.
class   in    every   depart=
ment.       rJv r9k
Hot and Cold Water
Baths.     H §
Good Stables
U
j Hotel - Jackson
I Princeton, B.C.
 "V"
1
Deckmbbr 26, 1903.
THE    SI.MILK^AME^BNi   SJTA.R
^7
^
Eevenue Increases.
The financial statement of Canada for
the four months of the fiscal year to the
end of October shows the revenue to have
been $23,735,7I5> and the expenditure
$9,227,919. The receipts are two millions
better than last year while the expenditure shows a reduction of two m llions
besides. The capital outlay is $1,226,-
760, less than half that for the corresponding period in 1900.
Canada's trade figures for the five
months of the present fiscal year—to the
end of November—show an aggregate
trade of $221,000,000 or nearly $24,000,000
more than the same period last year.
Police Court at Keremeos.
Police court was held at Keremeos
Dec. 3rd by E. Bullock-Webster, when
W. Cohen was fined $25 and costs, in all
$48, the charge being drunk and disorderly. There were a number of witnesses
from Hedley. The evidence proved that
Cohen was a peaceable man but that another man had be^n treading on the tail
of his coat with the result that a slight
tiff arose between them. Cohen does not
quite understand why he should ha\
put up so much 'dough,' whereas,
game of blackjack he merely puts up
what his hand calls for.
Vernon Medicos " Scrap."
Drs. Williams and Morris had a s(
at an inquest in Vernon recently,
body does not seem to have taken any
active part in the melee but the two medicos engaged in a rough-and-tumble fight
which quite disturbed the dignity of the
courtroom. The verdict of the jury, "
part, was as follows: "We feel that the
action of Dr. Williams throughout the
present case has shown a very unprofessional spirit, and we are assured that the
present existing relations between the
two medical practitioners of Vernon
e to the public," &c.
International Goal Company.
The International Coal Co., which is
-regarded as a sister company to the Gran-
by mines, is evidently going to do business on the same magnificent scale in the
.coal camps as it is now doing in the copper camps. A. C. Flummerfelt who
holds a prominent position in both companies, recently returned from the east,
where he went to place an order for machinery for the International Coal Company. The order was for a plant sufficient to handle an initial production oi
two thousand tons a day. The cost of
the order is close on to $150,000. The
contract for the supply of the entire
electrical equipment, including motors,
generators and electric locomotives has
been awarded to the Westinghouse Elec
trical and Manufacturing Co. of Pittsburg. The contracts covered by the
$150,000 include the erection of the first
battery of 104 coke ovens. Work
these will be commenced as soon
weather permits. Mr. Flummerfelt s£
We have aimed at installing only the
latest and most improved quality of ma-
■ chinery and other equipment. Electricity will be the motive power in and
. around .the mine, and we ought to be
producing two thousand tons of coal
daily before   next  autumn.    With the
• opening of spring I hope to see a payroll
of six hundred men at Coleman.
Baker, the company's expert, of Pittsburg, Pa.,   estimated that there are
■ 000,000 tons above the level of the Old
The Tar—Yer knows the difference
atween windward an' leeward, don t yer?
.Egbert—Why, I believe—aw—windward
is where the wind comes from, but I—aw
don't   just know what comes from "
A sitting of the County Court ot Yale
ill 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.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply tc
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
:o prospect for coal on the following
lg 'at a stake marked N.E. cornel
coal claim,
ing south So chains, along th<
side of A. S. Jackson's
V. C. LYAIX, Locator.
■.H. Jackson, Agent.
Dated Otter Flat, Oct
4,19°3-
00000000000000000000000000
Straight
Party
Lines
WE ARE EXCLUSIVELY
SHOEMAKERS
AND CAN GUARANTEE
Style, Comfort and Durability
IN FOOTWEAR
MANUFACTURED
BY US.
TJ!1AMES\
HOLDEN
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.,L«.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
TH;E-
A.E. HOL
PRINd
Fall*
GO
A FULL STOCK OF
Blankets
Flannelette!
Wool and!
Tweed and
Socks, Mil
Our   Stock d
Fancy Gi
Com
A
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
December 26, 1903
The Town of
PRINCETON
British Columbia.
Lots for
• • • A^d-fiG • • •
PRESENT PRICES OF
LOTS
From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot.^^
Size of Lots 50x1 00
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 Grove.
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.
>*L

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