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fULKAMB
.Vol. 2.   No. II.
PRINCETON, APRIL 6th, 1901.
Delegates Return,
They Report That Public Feeling is
Intensely in Favor of a Competitive Line all Over the Coast-
Three Victoria Members Pledge
their Support.
The
delegati
m
instalment of the railway
returned on Wednesday, con-
flessrs. Thomas, Harris  and
gress and are enthusiastic-, over the
chances of success ofthe V., V. & E. rail]
way. Everything points to the adoption
by the government of a policy guaranteeing their support to a competitive sail-
. _ ' The city of Victoria is unanimous is
favor of railroad competition. At a public meeting held in the city hall on the
evening of the 29th of March, the intensified, feeling of the citizens on the subject was clearly shown.
A resolution was adopted by the meeting calling upon the citv representatives,
Messrs, Halmec^en, Hall and McPhillips,
to give their support to the railway bill
before the house guaranteeing competi
tion antagonistic to the C^P. R., or b
resign their seats. They were a uni
upon the question and publicly" pledged
their support to aid an opposition lin
Messrs.  Anderson,  of Princeton,
• Murphy,   of Granite   Creek,   each
dressed   the   meeting   in    an   eloquent
* speech, and proved conclusively
electors of Victoria the beneficent results
accruing from competition, and the tremendous advantages which would accrue
to the coast cities, by the development of
the rich Similkameen.
Judge Murphy received an especially
. enthusiastic reception, and proved beyond
peradventure his powers as ai
He referred  to the C. P. R. under the
■familiar term of tbe tenacled octopus.
^They wait over in Vancouver,
ing a public meeting held in that city
t-he 4th inst.
Entertainment at Nicola Lake.
A grand entertainment will be held at
Nicola Lake on the ioth instant under
the auspices of the I. O. G. T. of that
place. The arrangements are in
hands of A. E. Orchard, who promises to
.place an entirely novel, interesting and
amusing program before the public. The
scenery is entirely new, and several
items on the program will be rendered
by new artists, The program includes
instrumental music, character songs,
thrilling recitations, songs, reading,
duets, etc., concluding with a screaming
farcial comedy, entitled "Mr. Toodles."
A special invitation has been given toj
this part of  the  country to attend  in j
Opening of the Tulameen.
Geo. Aldous, who has been to the coast
on business for several weeks, and who
also acted as one of the delegates, re-
tnrned the first of the week with a load
of supplies for bis hotel, the Tulameen.
George expects to open up the first ofthe
week, when he will be ready to cater to
his friends and the traveling public.
Made a Quick Trip.
About tbe quickest 'trip from Twenty-
Mile to Princeton was made the first of
the week by Messrs. Simmons, Aieken
and Young, who started from the former
place shortly after dinner and arrived i
Princeton   at  6.30   p. m.,   stopping
Bromley's on the way for an hour and
half.    For quick traveling over an ui
finished road this   probably takes first
'Sunset' Brown Will Return Soon.
R. A. Brown, of the Sunset mine, 8
turned to the Boundary country the first
of the week, but expects to be back
about three  weeks,  when preparations
will be made to carry on extensive development work.   In all probability a tunnel will be commenced on one of the
newly acquired  properties and drive
to tap the Sunset.   However, Mr. Brown
expects to be able to make his  futi
plans public within a week or two,
which the Star will give a full and co
plete description.
Mine Accident.
I
A Miner Working in the Nickel Plate
Mine at Camp Hedley Meets His
Death by Explosion of a Stick of
Dynamite.
Coal!  Coal!!
This has been a busy week in the coal
business. Everybody seems imbued
with the fever, and the best land is rapidly being taken np. Among those from
the outside who have been interesting
themselves in coal lands are J. I. Reddin,
Rossland; Mr. Sausier, Rossland; W. C.
McDougall, Olalla; Wm. Griffiths, besides many others who are acquiring land
through agents. There is no doubt but
what there is any amount of coal land
this neighborhood, and if one-half of
what has been staked is found to hav
valuable coal, there will be no scarcity of
coal in B. C. for at least 1000 years.
A Narrow Escape.
An accident happened on the Coppei
Mountain road one day this week it
which our townsman, C. O. French, had
a narrow escape from being badly
jured, if not killed. While in the act of
rolling a log over a bank with
hook too much muscle was brought to
bear, thereby causing the stick to break
and throwing him over the bank. In his
fall he struck two or three t
ing injuries which left him
for some time. Upon
found that he had miraculously escaped
ms injury, but was badly bruised. It
is considered a very lncky escape.
Subscribe for the Star.
On Wednesday, shortly after dinner, a
messenger came rushing into town bearing the news that an explosion had occurred in the Nickel Plate mine at Camp
Hedley, and that one of the miners
badly injured..
Dr. Whillans immediately started for
the scene, but by the time he arrived at
the mine the unfortunate fellow was past
all earthly assistance.
It seems the man, whose name
'Fred Mutton, was acting as mucker at
the month of an ore chute running down
an inclined shaft of about 25 feet, and
which connected the main shaft of the
mine with a tunnel which came ou
the side of the mountejiff It
his duty to -shovel the ore/into the chnte
and see thai} it did noyget stopped up.
About 9 o'clock in Xhe morning two
miners who were wojflcing in a drift near
the chute heard ashot and at once started
to investigaf^/^Lbout three feet down
the incline shaft they found where the
explosion had occurred and the body of
the mucker. They at once brought the
injured man to the company's office and
every help available was brought to bear
to save his life, but to no purpose, and at
about 2.30 p. m., a short time before the
arrival of the doctor, he passed away.
The deceased was 25 years of age and
came from Brighton, Ont., where he has
relatives. His remains will be removed
to that place by a brother who has also
been working at the mine. A coroner's
jury was impanelled, Dj^Whillans acting as coroner in the absence of" an ap^
poitfted Offier-"",   "  vmeAJcr-fif Apath hv
accident—responsibility unknown—was
brought in. It is the supposition that
the deceased having succeeded in getting
the ore, which had become clogged up,
again started in motion, had climbed
upon a plank laid across the chute to
watch it pass down. A stick of giant
powder, which had carelessly been
dropped, had became mixed up with the
which, upon the ore starting in mo-
:, exploded.
To-Day's Stage Arrivals.
Jackson Hotel—A. G.   Witmer,  Van-
>uver;    John    and     Henry    Martin,
Seattle; A, C. Davis, Vancouver.
Chas. DeBarro, manager Otter Elat
hotel, is making preparations to entertain the road officials this season.. Mr.
DeBarro' is a leader in his line, and will
be found equal to the occasion.
NEW TULAMEEN BRIDGE.
Government Has Given Order for ther
Building of Same.      \/
After having the necessity of Ir new
structure across the Tulameen bridge
firmly impressed upon the minds of tbe
government, they have concluded to
build at once before high water. Mr. A.
Stevenson, road supervisor, came in on
last Saturday's stage, and at once commenced to carry out the instructions from
the department of lands and works.
Bids have been called for the supply-  .
ing of the necessary iron, and  in  a few
days tenders will be out for the timbers.
The bridge will consist of one Howe
truss which will span the river at about
the same point of the present one. The
present abutments will te used, being
encased by another layer of timbers, and
raised four feet higher.
The work on the building of the bridge
will not be done by contract, but by day
labor, under the superintendence of Mr.
Swan, who had chaxge-of the Building of
the Similkameen bridge.
From this time on the work will be
hurried to completion, so as to avoid the
dangers of high water, and it is thought
that by the first of June Princeton will
have another bridge leading into town
equal to the one across the Similkameen.
LATE NEWS IN BRIEF.
Aguinaldo has signed the  Oath of Al-
A modification of the Alien Labor Law
is expected.
A great Pacific Coast salmon-canning,
combine is rumored.
Mr. Carter Harrison has been re-elected Mayor of Chicago.
The fear is expressed that the Manchu-/-' -
rain Agreement may yet be signed. *
Sensational evidence has been given in
the investigation into the death of millionaire Rice.
- Russia refuses to entertain the views of
a third power on. the Manchurian issue.
Japan^»pectantofwar.
It is said that Lord Salisbury will retire before the end af the session, and
Mr. Balfour take his place, with a peerage.
Notice of motion has been given at Ot-
wa to abolish the senate, and the legislative councils in such provinces as possess them.
Back Again to Princeton.
J. Chailes Mcintosh returned on
Wednesday's special stage from Victoria,
where he has been sojourning foi several  .
ths, wearing a very happy countenance. Since his arrival he has been
busy brushing off the cobwebs that have
accumulated on his law books, and making ready for the busy season.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR.
April 6th, 1901
LOCAL  HAPPENINGS.
A party has declared his intention of
L tutting a shoe shop in Princeton soon.
Frank Aikcus came in the first ofthe
creek from Grand Porks, where he has
been spending the winter.
H. S. 'Stubles, of Lower Nicola, held
[lie ribbons on Wednesday's special stage.
He returned on Friday morning.
J. Eastman returned to -Vernon on
Monday, but expects to return here in a
few weeks to reside permanently.
Thos. P. L'Eveque arrived in Princeton on Wednesday's special stage, from
A party consisting of Messrs. Reddin,
Revely, Allison, Aikens . and others
started for Copper Mountain this morning to visit the Sunset aud other claims.
Hugh Hunter, government agent, has
been busy the past week obtaining data
SCALE OP PRICES ON LEGAL NOTICES.
'or 100 words and under  $5.
fver 100 words and under 150 words    6.1
(Above for coal and mineral notice.)
ther matter 10 cents first Insertion and five cent
each subsequent one, per line,
'ees Must Invarioby be paid la advance.
GOAL LICENCE APPLICATIONS.
kid southwest cornerand adji	
ie Vermillion Forks Mi bins; Co.,
us east, thence 80 chains west,
ns north to the point of comment
the following
lining the.land
Located April ist, 1901.
HOLLAND.
Notice— Thirty days afterdate we, the. uuderJ
'^ signed. Intend to apply to the Chief ComJ
missioner of Lands and Works for a license to
prospect for coal on the following described
lands: Commencing at a post situated on the
left bank of the Similkameen river, running
south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains, tbence
north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains to post of
t Princeton, B. 1
Motice is hereby given that 30 days after date
1 ~ intend to apply to the Chief Commissions
of Lands and works for license to prospect fa
Commencing at not
in, and marked s
t, back to post, in all 640
on   following   described
W. I. Reddin, of Rossland, has been in
Princeton for the past week looking for
:oal and petroleum lands. Mr. Reddin
represents Spokane and Rossland capital,
I   days, to apply to the Ch i ef Comi
mds and Works for license to pros 1
d petroleum on the following	
t,:   Commencing at a post marked K. Reddin,
irthwest corner,   thence ' running   c-oiith  80
E. REDDIN.
fhirty days afterdate I in terd to apply to the
* Chief Commissioner of 1 ands and Works for
mer's  creek, about  seven   miles  from
a license to prospect for coal on the following
Princeton.
placed at the NoruS* corn"? of W. C. McDou'
Geo. A. Simmons, a well-known miner
SSSS^nErSle^nSn-F^*
?romPG^nd Forks onjta^'wh^he
Dated April ist, ,*,,.   ^ ^ ^^^
Motice is hereby given that I am applying for a
has some valuable property in the Aspen
Grove and Nicola countries, and after a
placed on the south "bank"""^""Junilkanu-en
river, about one  and a  quarter miles below
points on a tour of investigation.
cm^ea^p^o^mmenceSSt'. thence8°
OTTER FLAT FLOAT.
W.C. McDOtJGALL.
	
N^TICK— Thirty days from date we the under.
Syndicate Jim, the Kentucky Hoohoc-,
this week.                  V^
wSMtemnpet^^?f^<Sln«ton;Si>ee*er"
John P. Cunningham still continues to
Beginning at notice post and running 80 chains
make  improvements  on his home  op
posite Otter Flat.
T. G. HOLT,
Geo. Cross, our old-time road repairer,
•          A. Sharp, Agt.
has returned to his old post, and in the
Beginning at notice post and running 80 chains
future will devote his time to improving
north along M. Spencer claim, 80 chains west. 80
640 acres.
route.   We   welcome   Mr.   Cross  back,
E. BURNS,-V S-
satisfied that  e're  long the  bicycle club
east and So chains south back to notice   post.
can take a spin to Granite with comfort,
W. J. WILSON,
and the advertisements along the road be
Located March 13rd, 1991.      *" SnA*r> AGT-
protected.
j Beginning ut notice post and running 80 chains
PURCHASE OF LAND.
<4P acres.                              R. MARPOLE.
N°^te1i?^tcS^^SSS^
Located March 23rd, 1901.
Beginning at   notice post and running  from
Steven-ons preemption 80 chains north, 80 chains
.east, 80 chains south and 80 chains west, back to
notice post.   640 acres.
A. SHARP.
Located March. 25th, 1901.
iieginning    at notice   post   and   running 80
' I,J°J.A. CORYELL.   •
chains .north along Sharp claim, 80 chains east,
80 chains south and Sochains west, back to notice
post.     640 acres,
Notice is hereby given that one month after
1^1   date I intend to apply to the Chief Commis
sioner of Lands and Works for permission to
Located March asth.jjRjj
north along Allan claim, So chains west, 80 chains
south and 80 chains east .back to notice post.
640 acres.
iwiMiHWI                    BRUCE WHITE,
llii 3§fj
Located March 35th, 1901.
THE V.V.&E. and C.P.R.
AHF /Idflftlaf* the Government for a subsidy to
/1KL nUjIllIlU build a railroad through Princeton
while this week WE ARE ASKING the Public to call and
inspect Our New and Complete Stock of Spring Goods,
which we are receiving daily, consisting of
Ladies Blouses, Wrappers, Shirts, Etc.
Gent's Spring and Summer Suits in all
sizes, colors, and prices and made to
FIT.
Shirts and Ties and in fact everything
in Gents Furnishing cannot be excelled.
Mining Supplies a Specialty. Largest
Stock in the Yale District. No trouble
to show Goods.
Am Em Howse,
General Merchant
Princeton and Nicola Lake.
HYDRAULIC MINING MACHINERY
•pla.
:yond a doubt
is probably more c
of our work. Our pipe and "giant
and most complete on the Pacific cc
with actual conditions of hydraulic mining in B. C. ena
much better for our customers than any other can-possibly do.
The general appreciation of these claims is shown conclusively it
the fact that more than 96 per cent of the hydraulic machinery used ii
B, C. bears our mark.
ARHSTRONG   &   MORRISON
IRON AND STEEL WORKS.
Mfg'rs of Hydraulic Steel
of Heatly Avenue.     2 1
TEL. »SOv
P. O. BOX 51.
Vancouver, B.C.
Buckets, Engin
Murah Wall Finish
A household necessity and a household beautifier—a dry powder put up in 5 pound packages and 25 beautiful shades.
When house cleaning be sure and use Murah and have
some thing for your work.     Easily appled and won't rub off.
McLENNAN, McFEELEY & CO.,
LintTED.
122 Cordova Street, VANCOUVER, B. C.
THE DRIARD HOTEL
JOB RICHARDS,  Manager NICOLA   LAKE. C
Headquarters for Mining Men and Prospectors. P
An Idea! Summer Resort. 1
>m Setrice Unsurpassed. Only the Choicest Brands of Liquors at the Bar >
-o
 April 6th, 1901
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR.
HEDLEY CITY
20 Mile Creek, Similkameen
District, British Columbia.
The centre of the Mining Industry of Middle Similkameen.
The following Mines are in operation within one half mile.
NICKLE PLATE
The KINGSTON
The Rollo
The Sunset
Golden Lily
end Many Others.
Lots now on the market and selling like hot-cakes.
Buy early and get the choice.    Prices
$WO to $150
In three Payments:-- J-3 Cash;   J-3 in Six months; 1=3 in Twelve months*
R. H.PARHIINSOIN, GeiTl MflP.
HEDLEY CITY and FAIRVIEW, 6. C Jl
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR.
THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR
THE PRINCETON PUBLISHING CO.
J. ANDERSON, Manager.
On the 5th ult. tbe Manitoba Free
Press, Winnipeg, published a lengthy
editorial on the subject, "Developing
British Columbia." After reviewing the
position as regards the Crow's Nest Pass
coal fields and approving the action of
the recent convention of representatives of the Associated Boards of Trade in
deciding for "free trade in railways," the
article continues:
"Besides the proposal to connect the
Great Northern railway with the Crow's
Nest there is also a proposal to authorize a line to be constructed from a point
on the Spokane Falls and Northern railway into the Boundary country, passing
in and out along the international boundary at Cascade, Carson, Midway and
other points. The strongest argument
brought against the granting of authority
to construct this railway, which has in
the past been known as the Kettle River
Valley railway, is that it would carry the
trade of that part ofthe province into the
United States. This is such an old argument and has been so often illustrated by
the case of Spokane City that by this
time the people are surely very well able
to appreciate the value of it. They appear to have come to the conclusion that
even at the risk of benefiting the town
and country to the south of the boundary
they will advocate a policy to benefit
.themselves and the country and towns to
' the north of the boundary. The United
States welcomes railway construction and
has always done so. Permission to build
is obtained from local authorities without
any question. The Canadian Pacific and
Grand Trunk compete in the United
States with the Great Northern, the
Northern Pacific and their connecting
lines to the east. The Canadian Pacific
have for a long time sent their passengers and goods over a line to the city of
Seattle in the west, and in the east they
proceed by way of the state of Maine,
while in the center they use the state of
Minnesota and Dakota for the purposes
of their traffic and trade. The people of
southern British Columbia do not appear
to regard with any alarm the entrance of
Great Northern trains into Cauadian territory ; on the contrary, the resolution of
the Associated Boards of Trade of the
province clearly shows that they desire
the adoption of a policy of free trade in
^'railways, just as a few years ago the
province of Manitoba desired the adoption of such a policy, fought for it and
obtained it. The C. P. R. opposed the
adoption of that policy with regard to
Manitoba, and it is opposing the adoption of that policy with regard to British
Columbia.
" Several applications have been made
in past years for a right to construct the
Kettle River Valley road. The Free
Press has never been able to see any objections to the granting of that authority,
nor are we able now to see any objections. The argument that railway competition will be disastrous because it will
give the people of the Boundary country
the option of shipping and receiving
goods over two lines of railway instead of
one is only made apparent by the contention that the second line of railway will
develop trade with the United States.
Well, that is not so disastrous a thing,
because the Canadian Pacific and Grand
Trunk have spent millions of dollars and
have built hundreds of miles of railway
for the purpose of developing trade with
the United States, as many millions of
dollars have been expended on interna
tional bridges to connect the two
tries by railway. At the present
there is a project to make a steamship
connection between the Grand Trunk at
Sarnia and the port of Duluth. The object of the Grand Trunk is to carry business from Duluth and Superior cities to
the New England states. The Canadian
Pacific makes a strong bid to carry business from Seattle and other western
points to the eastern states and the Atlantic seaboard. What the railway companies desire is something to carry and
they are not particular whether they get
that in one country or the other. In the
case ofthe Kettle River Valley charter
and the proposed connection with the
Crow's Nest Pass, one of these railway
companies doing business in the United
States as well as in Canada endeavors to
wrap around its corporate body the folds
ofthe British flag and declares that if
there is any connection between British
Columbia and the United States the interests under the flag will suffer.
" It probably has never occurred to opponents of the Kettle river charter that
it would draw to the smelters in the
Boundary country the ores from the Republic country in the state of Washington and from the mountains around the
Kettle river runs into British Columbia.
The projec ted railway crosses the-.
national boundary at least three
and must take a dip down from Carson
in the Boundary district to the head of
Curlew creek, which flows out of Curie
lake immediately north of the Republic
mining di strict. There are other creeks
flowing into the Kettle river, and it is
only natural to suppose that a great
deal of the ores in tbe central part of
the state of Washington would find its
way to the Boundary district smelters by means of this new railway, by virtue of proximity and convenience.
" It should be remembered that the
Boundary district mining camps are all
new and the vast majority of the properties are as yet undeveloped, though
known to contain great wealth. Experts
who have seen the South African and
West Australian "gold fields say that the
British Columbia mineral fields rank
well with either of them, and, all circumstances considered, are superior to
both. Much of that superiority consists
in the fact that all the aids to successful
mineral development are to be found in
southern British Columbia. The climate
is favorable, there is enormous water
power, there is timber, coal and lime,
and all that is needed is transportation
facilities. ,A statement was made in the
railway committee ofthe house of commons a couple of years ago by Sir William Van Home in which he ventured to
estimate that in the next ten years, if
southern British Columbia were properly
developed, it would give rise to a trade
worth at least one hundred million dollars. The proposal to keep a district like
that from trading with the United States,
to deny it a privilege accorded to every
other province of the Dominion, may be
a proposal in the interests of the C. P. R.,
which has drawn an iron circle around
the Boundary country so that nothing
can get in or out without its permission,
but it is certainly a proposal that cannot
be viewed by parliament as in the interests of the country.
" Parliament has very properly, by
means ofthe Crow's Nest railway, connected the Northwest Territories with
the Kootenay country first, and by its
delay over the Kettle River Valley application has allowed the C. P. R. to take
possession of that country two years in
advance of any other line. * * * There
is an enormous trade" between the province of Ontario aud the states of New
York, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Nobody
looks upon that as a disaster."
BUSINESS and PftOFESSIONAL CARDS
W. J. WATERilAN, M. E.
p. a. s. m. a, i, n. e.. Etc.
Examination, Development and Management of Prospects, Claims
and Mines Undertaken.
P. O. Address, PRINCETON, B. G
J. CHARLES McINTOSH
BARRISTER, SOLICITOR
AND
 NOTARY PUBLIC	
Mining and Real Estate Deeds and Transfers B:
PRINCETON, B. C.
RICHARD H.PARKINSON
PRINCETON AND FAIRVIEW.
Provincial Land Surveyor,
Civil Engineers
and  Notary Publics.:
...JAMES HISLOP....
MINING AND CIVIL ENGINEER
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
PRINCETON ASSAY
OFFICE,       C.  B.  HARRIS,
Assayer and Chemist.
Bridge Street.,    PRINCETON, B. C
LINDLEY & FOSTER,
Taxidermists   and Furriers.
The Best Prices Paid for
Furs and Skins.
4aX Johnson St. VICTORIA, B. C.
ASSAY OFFICE AND ORE
TESTING  WORKS	
W. PELLEW-HARVEY,
Assaying and Complete Mining Smelting Tests Made from
Small Samples up to Ton Lots.
r^rs^nW. VANCOUVER, B. C.
JOHN W.   PECK & CO.,
Mens'  Furnishings.
VANCOUVER,  B. C.
Correspondence Solicited from the Trade.
Careful and Prompt Attention to all
LETTER ORDERS.
I   Wfltl't ALL WORK
1    W an  L Promptly Executed
Your       We can save you money
Watch   on your Repairing.
Repairing.
A full Line of Watches and the Latest Styles of
Jewelery always on hand.
W. J. KERR, Kamloops, B. C.
HOTEL
KEREMEOS
JONH NEIL,
Proprietor.
Stables in Connetion.
This hotel is Situated at
the Gateway to the
Similkameen valley, jt
Well Furnished Rooms.
Bar and Dining Room
Service First-Class.
We Oater Specially to
Mining Men
and Prospectors
mm pacific
HOTEL KAHLOOK, I. c.
The nearest hotel to the
Railway Station. Headquarters for all people
coming from Nicola and
the Similkameen.
Good Rooms.
Good Table
Good Liquors,
P. A. MftNIAKT, tttp.
B. C. POTTERY CO.
CHIMNEY PIPES, SEWER PIPES, ETC.
"We Invite Correspondence."
VICTORIA, B. C.
Rennie&Bell
 FOR	
Men's
Clothing
 OR	
Anything
in the line of
flen'sWear
 April 6th, 1901
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR.
A Day in Parliament.
A Pair Sample ofthe Way Important
Israel are Postponed or Dodged by
Government Members.
Thursday, Mar. 3th— Adjourned debate
on question shall the Speaker be sustained continued by Brown. Oracular Brown
very constitutional on the subject. Turner had a word to say. He thought petition was intended to be addressed to
Executive. Pooley whirled into the fray.
Pooley bristling with rage. He meant to
support the Chair, ruling was quite right
Speaker's ruling last session was that the
rale should not be interpreted strictly
where petition was otherwise unobjectionable. This petion was objectionable
because it had been changed. (Meaning
petition of mine owners against eight-
hour law.) Mine owners' petition unobjectionable although had been changed.
He was not going to be put down by
leader of opposition. He was going to
say what he had to say and stick to what
he had said and going on saying what he
had to say until he had said it. Fiery
old gentlemen, Mr. Pooley ! Hay ward
and Curtis and Helmeken also talked.
Speaker sustained. Attorney-General
moves rales be suspended to receive petition. Dunsmuir seconded. "Ready
for the question?" said the speaker. "Not
yet," said Martin, drily, whose "bnzzum"
was swelling with prepared speech. Martin at his best, logical incisive and bitterly sarcastic. Ablest speech in the House
this session. Had caught the government and exulted over it. Sat down;
motion over tempest over. The inevitable Curtis then rose and sprang a mine
on House. Proposed to discuss railway
question on motion to adjourn. Awestruck pause oh part of House. Speaker
gasped. Wild hunt for May. Speaker
ruled motion out of order on the ground
that railway, question was not of urgent
public importance. Martin contended
that if seven per cent, of the House said
any matter was of urgent importance
Speaker must allow motion for adjournment to be made according to English
constituticnal practice. Curtis eloquent
on rights of individual legislator. Government members quoted precedent for
Speaker's action. Speaker's decision
possibly correct (very doubtful) on the
ground of anticipating Government proposals of which notice has been given.
Wrong on grounds given by Speaker, however. Nevertheless sustained by-
large majority. Chief feature of the day:
House declared its contempt for British
constitutional practice.
REWARD.
Twenty dollars reward will be paid for
the conviction of the party or parties destroying my mile-post advertisements
along the Otter Flat Princeton wagon
road. Government employees are
suspected, and are consequently excepted
and exempted. John H. Jackson,
Proprietor Hotel Jacksoi
NOTICE OF FORFEITURE.
To William H. Morrison,  Rossland,
British Columbia.
You are hereby notified that I have expended
the sum of Three Hundred and thirteen dollars
and seventy-four cent, ($313.74) in labon
fote
1 the
following mineral claims situated in
fcameen mining division of Yale district:
The Ada B, Combination, Ruby Day, Yellow
Jacket, You and I, and Center Star Fraction on
Copper mountain; Copper Butte and Golden
Eagle on Kennedy mountain; and the Coppe:
Mountain in n.spen Grove district.
The above three hundred and thirteen dollars
and seventy-four cents is your proportion of th
expense ne~—-
id if witl	
Dtice you fail
A sitting of the County Court of Yale
will be held at Princeton, May 23rd, 1901,
it the hour of 10 a. m.
By order,
Hugh Hunter,
Registrar County Court of Yale.
Princeton, April ist, 1901.
arvATE Wires. Private Wires
New York Stocks.
Quotations from New York Every few
Minutes.
Telephone 239. p  o. Box 98
L GARDINER-JONES
STOCK AND SHARE   BROKER
M oclcinnon Building VANCOUVER, B. C j
y, in order to hold the  said
■ now due, with all
 rests in all the said <
operty of the subscribe!
irofat
■titled
FOR SALE.
320 acres Nicola Valley.    Crown  Grant
Price $1350.   Apply E. A. Harris,
35 Fort Street  Victoria,
Or at Star Office, Princeton.
G.JTURDOCH
Blacksmithing
and Horseshoeing
Shop on Harold Avenue.
PRINCETON,    B. C.
LEADING HOTEL IN PRINCETON
Boors
AND
Shoes
Now is the time to secure your Winters Supply of
Foot Apparel. Avoid sickness by having your
Feet properly dressed with the Best
Boot and Shoes,
Rubber Goods, Etc.
, In the Market. We have a large and well assorted stock which we are selling as Cheaply as you
would have to pay for an Inferior Article.
PROSPECTOR'S SUPPLY STORE.
O. E. THOMAS, Prop.
*<TWW^'y''<^r^^vWVW^VWV^VWWW^^'TWyWWVVV
Similkameen   Butcher=
ing   Co.,   Princeton,   B.  C.
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
Dealers in Heats.
Orders Filled for any point in the Similkameen Valley.
C. SUMMERS,
Manager Princeton Branch
( The Nearest Point to the io Mile
Creek Mines.
woodward's
...HOTEL
LOWER NICOLA.
The shortest route by 10 Mile to
Princeton from Spence's Bridge is
Via Lower Nicola.     (
The table is supplied   with  pro-  1
duce from our own gardens. 1
COMFORTABLE ROOMS.   :    ■
Headquarters for Smith's Stage !
Saddle Horses to all Points in the
Similkameen District. b^S? Travellers from the Boundary District
can secure horses through to
Princeton.
WW
Run in Connection with
the Keremeos Hotel.
Prospectors
....STOPi
If you want to Outfit
cheaply and quickly,
do so at the	
KEREMEOS STORE
WM. HINE & Co.,
You can save time and
make money by buying
your outfit at the point
you start prospecting.
Mining Supplies
of Every
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR.
THE
SUNSET
COPPER
MINING
COMPANY
UMITID.
Owning
and
Operating
The
SUNSET
Mine
On Copper
Mountain,
Similkameen
Mining
District.
Everyone who has  seen the property
RENDERS
A UNANIMOUS
VERDICT
The Biggest and Best Mine in British
Columbia*
NOW IS THE
TIME TO BUY
STOCK IN
This Wonderful Mine. 'It is an investment ! No Speculation ! Ore enough in sight to return ioo per cent, on amount
invested.   BUY TO-DAY "before advance in price.
Sunset Shares Will
Make You Rich.
FOR FURTHER IMFORMATION APPLY TO
R. A. BROWN,
PRINCETON or Grand Forks, B. C
COAL LICENCE APPLICATIONS.
THIRTY days after date we the underslgne
t intend toapply to the Chief Commissioner <
Lands and Works for a license to prospect fc
coal on lands situated on-the West side of O-L,
Mile creek, about two miles from the Similka
meen river, Yale District.
S. F. TUNSTALL.
Commencing at a post marked J. R. Hunter
S.W.C. placed alongside of S. J. TunstaU's S.W.C
running north 80 chains, them e east 80 chains
ontaining 640
Dated Febru
it 80 chain
HUNTER
Commencing at a post marked M. L. Tunstai:
N.W.C, placed alongside of J.R. Hunter S.W.C
Dated February 22nd, 1901.
M. L. TUNSTALL.
Commencing at a post marked T. H. Murphy
'. E. C. placed along «'<i»•>«"** r
nd .running   soutj
[rains; thence nor
Dated Feb.uary z
I intend to apply within 30 days to the
Commissioner of Lands and Works for a Li
to prospect for coal on the following deso
lands situated on the north side of Similkameen
river and joining Wampoles on North side, f
one ofthe Spencer-Wampole group,
Commencing at notice post running no
Located Febuary 5th 1901.
all 640 a
I intend to apply within, thirty days to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a
licence to prospect for coal on the following described lands situated on South bank ofSimilka-
meen river opposite Scotston, joining Wampole's
on south aide and being one of Spencer-Warn pole
group.
Commencing at notice post north side crossing
river and running 80 chains south,  80 chain!
Located February 5th, 1901.
S. Spbncbr, A<
Within jo days I Intend to apply to Chief Com
missioner of Lands and Works for a licence tc
prospect for coal on following described lands
Situated on north aide Similkameen river, anc
joining S. Spencers on north side being one o:
the Spencer-Wampole group.
Commencing at notice post and running nortl
east 80 chains back '.o starting point, in ail 6
Located February 5th, 1901.
M. SPENCER.
MOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
1 ~ we the undersigned intend to apply to  f -
H mile south of th.
st bank of Cedar creek
tains; thence south 81
tiains to place of
Dated March i2t
L. BRICK, Locator.
r Harris coal claii
reek about Jf mile from the Tulameer
d marked N E corner Richter coal claim
runni ng sou th along the Brick coal claim
Dated March 12th 1901.
Commencing at a post on the south side ofthe
Tulameen river, about one mile west of the
louth ofthe mouth of Cedar creek" and marked
T E corner of Darcy coal claim, thence running
ammencement.' Containing^ 40 acres.
JAS. DARCY, Locator.
Dated March 14th 1901.
Commencing at a stake marked N E corner
McDonald Coal claim, situated on the south bank
rer about 2 miles west from the
creek, and thence running west
 ith 80 chains; thence east 80
thenc
t. Cos
Dated March 141
Commencing at
J. D. MCDONALD, Locator.
JNO. AMBBRTY, Locator.
rch 13th 1901.
WANTED to purchase farming land in
Keremeos Valley Similkameen Valley
or thereabouts.   Apply to
B. H. Hurst & Co.,
35 Fort Street.
Victoria, B. C.
NOTICE.
(missioner of  Lands  and '	
purchase 320 acres of surveyed land known as
Lot 75, Group 1; Yale District, and described as
follows: Situate on the Nine Mile creek and
three miles from Bromley's ranch on the Simil-
Initial post; N.E. corner, thence south 80 chains.
thence west 40 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence 40 chains to place of  commencement.
Containing320 acres.   JoIIN E. STEVENSON.
Princeton, March 19th, 1901.
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a license to prospect for coal in and on the following described land:
Commencing at a post situated on the north
bank of the Tulameen river, about 1 miles from
Princeton, and running 80 chains north, thence
80 chains west, thence 80 chains south, thence 80
chains east to point of commencement, contain-
JAMES ANDERSON.
Located February 3rd, 1901.
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Li—* *■""--■• ■-'
for a license to p»,	
described land:
Commencing at Initial Post marked "Wellington" placed on the right bank of the Similkameen river, about M miles from Princeton, running  north 80 chains;' thence east 80 chains,
point of commencement.   Containing 640 acres.
C. O. FRENCH, Locator,
Located March 12,1901.
LAND  LEASE.
NOTICE is hereby given that 30 days after date
1 * I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works at Victoria, B. C. for permission to lease the following described land as
hay lands:
Commencing at a post situated on Darcy mountain about three miles south  from the Similka-
Princeton, running 40 chains south, thence 40
chains west, thence 40 Chains north, thence 40
chains east to point of commencement and eon-
JAMES DARCY.
February 9th, 1901.
CERTIFICATES   OF   IMPROVEMENTS.
RED E.vGLE MINERAL CLAIM.
fAKE J	
1 - miner's certificate No. B46705, 1
days from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold
Commissioner for a certificate of improvements,
for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of
the above claim.
And further take notice, that adverse'claims
nust be sent to the Gold Commissioner and ac-
ion commenced before the issuance of such cer-
ificate of improvements.-   .
 ARTHUR E. THOMAS.
Dsted this 9th day of February, 1900.
m the right bank of th<
post marked Wellington
D. O. DAY, Locator.
TAX NOTICE.
ASSESSMENT ACT AND PROVINCIAL
REVENUE TAX.
NOTICE is hereby given  that in accord-
 with tne Statutes, that Provincial Revenue
_. ^are now due for the year 1901. All the above
named taxes collectible within the Similkameen
' Ion of Yale District are payable at my office,
 eton",   Assessed taxes are collectible at the
following rates, viss^  . I
 anch ofthe income, ofanyTX_ ,
Is one thousand dollars, the following rates
Upon such excess of income, when thesam
ot more than ten dollars, one per cent.; whei
h excess is over ten thousand dollars, am
more than twenty thousand dollars, one am
quarter of one per cent.;   when such exces
half of one per cetJt.
If paid on or after ist July, 1901.
Four-fifths of one per cent, on real property.
Three-fourths of one per  cent, on   persona
Three percent, on assessed value of wild land
On so much of the income of any person a
cceeds one thousand dollars, the following rates
lore than ten thousand dollars, one and one
lousand, dollars, one"and0 one?half ofWpe
HUGHHUNTER. ;
Assessor and Collect
ton, January 12th, 1901.
 April 6th, 1901
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR.
Big Ore Shoots.
A Sample of What the Ore Bodies on
Copper Mountain Will Im Like
When Developed—Only on a Much
Larger Scale.
Mr. S. W. Hall returned on Sunday
night from a visit to the Boundary country and the Norway mountain section,
says the Rossland Miner. He went to the
Boundary for the purpose of examining
the Bruce group near Midway and while
.there took advantage of the opportunity
to inspect the mines in the Phoenix
camp. In the Bruce group he found a
very nice showing of chalcopyrite ore.
There has not been enough work done
to determine the extent of the properties,
although it is a very fair prospect. The
city of Greenwood is taking on a very
prosperous aspect since the smelter began operations and a number of properties are being operated in the Deadwood
camp. He met Mr. Laidlaw of the
Pyritic smelter and the latter said the
work of construction was making excellent progress and he expected the plant
would be "blown in" some time next
month. He examined the plan and
thinks it a very good one. There is considerable ore in the bunkers and elsewhere ready to be reduced when the
plant begins operations.
"I think that Phoenix," he said, "if
the values hold out, is certain to be the
greatest mining camp in British Columbia. Mr. W. Y. Williams, the general
manager, very kindly showed me through
the Old Ironsides and I certainly saw the
largest body of ore that I ever gazed on
in my life. There is ncthing like it in
Butte, which, is famous for its big ore
bodies. I travelled from the footwall of
the vein to the hanging wall a distance
of 700 feet, and was in ore all the way.
From the end ofthe 300-foot level a diamond drill was driven down for 600 feet
and was in ore all the way. One can
travel from the end line of the other, a
distance of 1,500 feet and be in ore all
the way. They are now driving from
the 200-foot level of the Old Ironsides into the Knob Hill. In the latter mine
this drift, in a little while, will be on the
800-foot level in 200-foot blocks. These
blocks about equal an acre in size. From
this it will be seen how extensive the ore
bodies in these two mines are. Besides
these two mines there is the Brooklyn,
the Stem winder, the Grey Eagle and
other properties with very large showings
of ore. I think that if they had the
smelter capacity in the Boundary that
Phoenix would soon beat Rossland in
tonnage, but this will not be the case this
"On returning to Gladstone I got off
1 for the purpose of visiting the Cascade
and the Bonanza No. 2. I had a hard
trip, as the snow is soft and snowshoeing
is therefore difficult. I found both properties jn first-class condition. I found
the tunnel on the Bonanza in 175 feet
and still in ore of a shipping grade. The
vein has been cut in the tunnel of the
Cascade. The vein on the tunnel level is
about 15 feet wide. Assays are being
made from both properties. These prop-
. erties will both be ready to ship before
the wagon road gets in there. On the
dump ofthe Bonanza there is now 300
tons of selected ore ready for shipment.
The ore shoot, on the Cascade, which is
practically ready for stoping, is about
450 feet in length. A wagon road should
be immediately built over which to transport the ore from these as well as other
properties in that vicinity to the roadway.
SMOKE
Tucketts
TOBACCOS, CIGARS and
CIGARETTES.
TPhey are the Purest
j^certainly the
Dest in the market.
Geo.tTucKeiitfSonco
HAMILTON, ONT.
JOHN LOVE £ CO.
DRUGGISTS AND
STATIONERS.
A full line of Drugs, Stationery, Drug-*
ists Sundries.
Presriptfons .^Carefully.** Compounded.
Orders by mail or stage promptly
Granite
Creekmm
a a .Hotel
MRS. JAMES, Proprietor.
This Hotel has always been
Famous For the Excellence k
of its table. w
\
The nearest point to the !
richest Silver Lead mines w
*      in B. C, 'Summit City.' d
There is more gold in T
Granite Creek than has «»
yet been taken out. W
Stopping Point for        5
Princeton stages. i
G. L. ALLAN
WHOLESALE
DEALERS IN
Boots and
\* SHOES of
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Try Our Own Mining Boot.
It is just right.
Canadian Pacific
Navigation Co,
Time   Table   No.  35
Taking Effect, Nov. 15th.
reilhi
VANCOUVER ROUTE.
VICTORIA  TO
Monday, at   1   o'c
steamer will leave!	
day and Thursday and Vancouver at midnight oil
Wednesday and Friday.
VANCOUVER TO VICTORIA daily, at 1, or on
arrival ofC. P. Railway No. 1 train. Regular,
freight steamers will leave Victoria at 12 p. m. on
Tuesday and Thursday and Vancouver at 12 p.m.
on Wednesday and Friday.
NEW WESTMINSTER ROUTE.
* LEAVE VICTORIA FOR NEW WESTMIN-
STER, Ladner, Lulu and Islands. Tuesday and
Friday at 7 a. r
TORIA and   way   ports—
urday at 7 o'clock a. m.
Steamer Beaver leaves NEW WESTMINSTER
or Chilliwack end way    landings,    Tuesday,
Mission City with C. P. R. from Vancouver.
Returning, leaves Chilliwack for New West-
niustt.-r, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 7 a.
NORTHERN ROUTE.
Steamships of this Company leave from Evans,
:olemau & Evans, wharf, Vancouver, for Naas
ind intermediate ports, every Monday at 2 p. m.
ALASKA ROUTE.
Steamships of this Compn
a Company leave from I
wharf; weekly,  for Wi
Steamers leave Victoria for Alberni, Ahous
d way ports on ist, 7th, 14th and 20th of eac
General Freight Agent.
C. S. Baxter,
Passenger Agent.
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
 ABB	
SOO LINE.
FIRST-CLASS SLEEPERS
ON ALL TRAINS.
DAILY TOURIST CARS
ST. PAUL
MONDAY and SATURDAY.
TORONTO
THURSDAY
Montreal and Boston.
Trains pass Spences Bridge as follows:
West Bound East Bound
4:05—    -»I8bt$      —22:03
Pamphlet furnished free.
J. E. BOYLE, W. MAXWELL,
A. G. P. A. AGENT
,B.C.
CLAIMS
STAGE
LINE
Leaves Kamloops for Quilchena and
Nicola Lake every Monday.
Leaves Nicola Lake for Kamloops
every Friday at 6 a. m.
Carry flail and  Express.
Leaves Spences Bridge for Nicola,
Coutlees, Nicola Lake, Granite
Creek and Princeton every
Thursday at 6 a. m.
Leaves Princeton for Spences Bridge
and intermediate points every
Sunday at 8 a. m.
FRENCH A DAY
Tinsmiths, Gunsmiths, and Plumbers
Boot and Shoo Repairing.
Repair work  of    Every   Description.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR.
The  Townsite  of
PRINCETON
British Columbia.
Lots for
• • • aamJ €\>JmK> • • •
PRESENtPRICES OF
LOl^S
From $2.00 to $10,
Per Front Foot*****
Size of Lots 50x100
Ft and 33x100 Ft.
One acre Residential
Lots**** & ^ dt alt •&
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
Bal* 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent* per annum. «afr
Government Head-
quarters For the Shnilkaneei Msiriet.
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forki of the Similkameen and Tulameen River*. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining- Gimps:— 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
wwwwwwwwwwwww
Send for Map and Price List to <£ «£ «M *£ a*
W. J. WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION  FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.
 SUPPLEMENT TO THE SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
THE RAILWAY SITUATION.
.7 Report of Interview Between the Associated Delega*
tions From Yale District and the Ministers of
the Provincial Government.
riot, being unable to
!qmbined  delegation
have    merchants,   hotel-keepers,  stock-
nient  that  has  taken   place  in
illey—having  been  settled  some
will know the cost of coming from this
rears now—is entirely out of pro-
section of the interior; it costs largely
C. P. R.
to what it should be with any
ble  railroad  facilities.    And  in
both in money and loss of time.    Our
time is valuable, and you  can readily
understand- the great importance of the
position we feel placed in. We feel that
it is absolutely necessary that we should
ter terms
[   charger    made   by   the   corn-
Knowing the great advantages
ernment  to give us  some  fair  chance
Canada
je stock interest is to any railroad
ly, they offered no increased fa-
that I may say this, that the delegation
wealth
no reduction  in  rates,   simply
before you to-day  are a unit on  the
'who tak
point.   We prefer that the Government
only avenue through which we
Wain  any supplies or. ship  any
should give the V., V. & E. a bonus of
$4,000 a mile rather than that the C.
kbound
i.   We have also felt that, in the
P. R. should build that road and give
is no pro
Mr. MURPHY—I i
fnow'fSmf'some  gentlemen
I feel. Mr. Premier, that we are tak
there."    We do not want the C. P. R.
to build the road there for this reason:
3    Montreal  that  Mr.  Mc-
ing up your valuable time; but you will
he C.  P.R.  told these gen-
no doubt all of you, I think, see that
country into the hands of a monopoly
we are deeply in earnest with our oause;
that has in fact tied up every avenue of
we cannot speak too strongly.    We feel
trade and hindered the development of
that we have a representative Govern
. & E. or not; they had spent
ment.   I believe that everyone felt that
when the Honorable the Premier was
has travelled from Calgary to the Coast
fford that any other should
:ou all know" that the C. P.
selected we had in him a man who was
must see the dry rot of decay that has
ast dollar, was built by the
entanglement:    that  his  own   financial
position was such that we do not need
to care for the C. P. R. or any other;
ruin.    Mr.  Howse mentioned that the
we feel  that as a  source of strength,
Coast cities here were not so much in
to the Company that they
and we do hope in this matter the Gov
terfered with as the interior portion of
us courteous officials, but we
ernment will use every effort to carry
the country; but any man who has been
ited with that consideration
out the  principle of  protection  to the
in  this  country  fifteen  years  will  see
that would give us an op-
people.   The present is to us nndoubted-
that dry rot has crept into our Coast
develop and to increase the
cities as well as the interior portion of
)f our country.
we ask for a competing line we ask it
the country.   What is the cause of that?
here before you    the most
largely for.the future.   We realize what
Simply that the country is in the hands
re delegation,  I think, that
the future will be, arid we also realize,
of a giant corporation, and that corpor
ted the Government on this
as all of you must do, that the pass
ation has no consideration for anything
latter, from the interior. We
through the Similkameen country is the
but  their  own  interests.     We  do   not
 SUPPLEMENT TO SIMILKAMEEN STAT
i for that, but
titive line or not. Of course, I have no
hesitation in saying that that expectation will be verified.
Now, when I go back to the people
who sent me here, I wish to carry that
assurance along with me. I want to
carry the assurance that this Government is going to stand in with the best
interests of the country; and is not only
going to give us a railway, but is going
to give us one that will be in competition to the line that is already in exist-,
ence. Monopolies, we know, are always
cruel; they are not built on the line of
human sympathies, they are built altogether on the line of making money and
a line that can give its shareholders the
most money is, of course, considered the
greatest line so far as capital is concerned. They are keeping capital out
of this coutnry. Our patriotism in the
past has kep
I try.1
The
; country,
they couldn't get through, and dropped
off- pieces all along the road.
Besides this Nickle Plate there are
'about twenty working prospects near
Hedley City aud much development
work done by the actual prospectors—
the men who are there spending their/
own money; poor men, and men who are
doing work in which they have to support themselves entirely—uot asking for
anything, but putting their own, money
into the development of that coutnry;
and they have now at least twenty
claims on that mountain, perhaps for
a capitalist to come and take 'up—and
claims of such good showing, hardly
one of them that has not got a body
of ore carrying $30 to $40 to the ton.
That country is just dormant for want
iof*a railway; and if we
i the Got
that
that road anything but an aVBritish
Columbian road. (Hear, • hear.-O The
chances are they may find it cheaper to
build   down   the   Similkameen   and\up
again into United' States t
uuc it has been proved there is a very
favorable route available from Grand
Forks right through a pass—not going
to Greenwood, leaving that place on the
north—touch the Columbia & Western
Railway at Boundary Falls; then going
along to Midway, where they propose
Railway (indicating on map.)
rill-
When   I   look'
fui
■rill ]
the
Hon.  Mi-
EBI
3RTS—W
Mr. Park
inson-
-Bv a ne
through
>untry. It
toqk t
hem abou
ght  miles
"ofei
oadP and
ver twenty- Hon. Mr. EBERTS
during  that a Dominion  charter;
diinerv  was  scattered  all local charter.
the road. They found that Mr. Parkinson—If j
tries of the Lower Nicola and the music
of the stamp mill will sing the song of
prosperity to that land; and the Government of this country will feel proud
that they assisted in building up the
institutions of the country to make them
creditable, not only here, but to place
British Columbia foremost in the galaxy
of great mineral-producing countries on
the Pacific Coast.    (Applause.)
 SUPPLEMENT TC
SIMILKAMEEN STAR.
from the Const to the Boun<
the Government does not say
will give that subsidy to. 1
otj&ie Government is this:
that Governme
it to bargain fi
at is,     —that this
irnlngs; what more do yoi
-I think we all appre-
Mr. Murphy—Mr. Dunsmuir
They could not interfere with
and freights beyond that
, transportation from the East
THE   PREMIER—I   don't
roads.    These roads can all c
trol of the
, then the
i the i
I i
sure you that the present G<
is going to do all they can for the development of British Columbia. (Hear,
hear.) I think I have some interest in
the Province of British Columbia—I
might say more than any one person in
the Province, and it is my aim in every
way to advance the interests of British Columbia, and to do everything for
the protection of the people and for the
development by railroads and so on of
British Columbia.
Mr. ANDERSON—I have been appointed chairman of this delegation, and
I wish to bring before you several
points that have been left out so far
with regard to the present policy of the
Government. We all know, from the
previous speakers, of the vast resources
of our section of the country. The question narrows itself down to this: That
we require a railroad. We were told
the other night that the policy of the
nd  I  -
ill  i
Mr. Anderson—Allow me just to tell
you that in the Kootenay countries we
have the opposition of the Great Northern and the C. P. R., and have lower
freight rates in proportion there than
any other portion of British Columbia.
That has been the cause of the development of the country—these low rates.
That is what we want in the Similkameen. and all the sections of the country
that these gentlemen represent.    It is
iot a
of i
We ha-i
show me where any "other ' corporation
can come forward and build this line
and give good service; I am quite willing that they do it. You must know,
moreover, that no company can fill the
requirements without having proper connection. They cannot depend entirely
on the section of the country they are
going to build through. You say this
subsidy will be given to those giving
the best terms to the Government.
The Premier—Yes. You can come up
if you like, or anybody—if you can show
you can build this road.
Mr. Anderson—Do you find many who
can build this road?
The Premier—Lots of People.
Mr.  Anderson—Yery  few  *ean  afford
ict that
trying
but
and the Great Northern Railway Company have had arrangements made to
the effect "You don't -j
trying to get hold of something
ible on this railway question,
e Premier—But you are arguing all
lie side; you are arguing V., V. &
3reat Northern, or Northern Pacific
5 the best we can for the interests of
bountry. We will control the rates
irging so much. If the Govern-
[ gives a subsidy, I should say the
for that subsidy.
• Ander^on-But you must remem-
KSS B m'try"
n. Mr. Prentice—We have no wish
ivor the C. P. R.
*. Anderson—No, but you are saying
i offer is made by the 0. P. R.—
d an offer made by the C. P. R. be
$4,000 a mile to one company, when we
'could get it for $2,000?. ' You must see
that it would be throwing away $2,000
Mr. Anderson—I assure you that the
people, as a whole, would rather give
$4,000 a mile to another company than
allow the C. P. R. to build it at all —
(Applause.)
The Premier—It is not the intention
of the Government to do it. The intention of the Government is to make the
best 'bargain they can. I do not care
what railway it is; we are going to do
tne best we can, as long as I am at the
head of the Government. That is the
proposition—I will do the best I can for
the
CHIEF    COMMISSIONER
And*
n)—Yoi
apetitive standpoint.
Mr. Anderson-Yes. We want competitive railways in British Columbia.
We all know the development there is
on the other side of the line.
The Premier.-We say this: The Government will keep the control of the
rates. We are keeping control of the
rates and charging so much per cent, on
The Attorney-General—Yes, and after
they get the subsidy?
Mr. Anderson—If certain provision is
conditions in that subsidy.
The Premier—It is in the Dominion
charter now that the V., V. & E. has
power to sell out to the C. P. R.
Mr. Anderson—But withdraw that,
and if the Province of British Columbia
grants a subsidy to this line, under certain conditions, and they put up bonds
to keep it an independent competitive
railroad and not to amalgamate with'
the C. P. R., there is a good case against
that road if they sell out. I would ask
the Attorney-General to confirm me in
the statement, that if the Government
grant  a  subsidy,  the
of  fre
P. R.?
MININSTER OF MINES-Your argument is that we should bar the C. P.
and that it would be,
imposs
) pla<
the
strictions on the C. P. R. as we could
place on other companies?
Mr. Anderson—Yes, that is it.
Mr. HOWSE-Combinations we know
exist, and pools with different lines.
You will know about the pool in Quebec with the Grand Trunk and C. P. R.
But they have been broken up. They do
not last long and we get the competition.
Take this gentleman from Fairview: he
uses the C. P. R. only a short way to
the Coast. What do they charge from
Penticton?   Considerably more thantwe
 i the
; Nit
I referred to the C. P. R. refus-
a cent rate to Port Arthur, say-
taa impossible until they saw
line whether they get a subsidy i
The Premier—Suppose the V.,
B. build, and the C. P. K. ali
run parallel, they would swamp j
V. & E., then take control of thi
and have it themselves.
Mr Howse—We hope, when y<j
shier these propositions- are hoi
will not forget that Nicola Is in
euce In speaking of the Hon tl
mier here, his position is such t
does not need to care for anybod
C. P. R. have no control over ou
Premier, and as head of the C
nient we expect the C. P. R. v!
'HE FINANCE MINISTER—Th
Mr.  CLAPPEI
the hands c
who know the great po
-piles to the Nicola Vol
referred
of  the  whole  Province,  but  especially
hands of  the  administration.    And  I
Valley.    This line has very few* engineering difficulties to be contended with,
just
As i
•ell 1
and miles away, for it is prohibitive of
any efforts to export anything—with
sixty or Seventy miles of a haul.    This
Yale Has Spoken
The Similkameen, Nicola and Osoyoos divisions' of Yale district have
sent to Victoria probably the most influential and representative* delegation
that ha
the
i.-h Col
the c
history of the provir
from been shown than 'iat expressed
by the combined delegates (represent-
i >g over 200 miles of territory) on the
subject of competitive railways.
Every community represented has
unanimously endorsed the necesisty of
competitive railroads and has voted
for the granting of the provincial subsidy to the V., V. & E. Railway as a
means of getting them. The Nicola
delegates are men who are well known
in the city. Mr. John Clapperton, late
justice of the. peace and Government
agent for the Nicola district, is one of
the pioneers of that section. Although
well up in years he is full of the same
vim and energy that induced him to set-
He ha
|la30
cided
"We
stand on the railroad
have no faith in the C.P.R. building
into our country," Mr. Clapperton says,
"in fact their policy has been directly
against the development of new sections; they have surveyed lines years
age through the valley, but so far have
not given us the faintest idea of their
intention to build   The principal land
in favour of granting the subsidy to the
V., V. & E. Company, who, we are
satisfied, will be only too willing to tap
POSSIBLE ROUTE Of\v., V. & E.
Letter From
ded Mr. Clapp
e expenses of the dele-
rview the Government.
ti the question,"
"and y
cabinci
, Mr.
)f the
Ea
way:—Presuming Grand Forks to ' be
the eastern terminus of the railway, a
possible route is found by climbing on
a two per cent, grade up to Summit
Camp and thence through a low pass to
Boundary Falls; thence along Boundary
Creek to Midway, which- lies on the international boundary, and where it is, I
believe, proposed to connect with the
Great Northern and with the Northern
Pacific railways, which are now, I understand, located through the State of
Washington to that point. From Midway the Victoria, Vancouver and Eastern Railway    could follow the Kettle
the Kettle and Okt
Mr. E. O'Rourks, of Quilchena, who
also represents North Yale, is another
of the pioneer settlers in the district
Mr. O'Rourke has very little to say on
the question. "We want competitive
railroads and we are satisfied that
Messrs. Mackenzie & Mann are quite
capable of building the road," is his
ultimatum of the subject.
Messrs. A. E. Howse and Arthur Car-
rington, the principal merchants in Ni-
ccla Lake, are the other delegates from
North Yale, and in repra -enting the
business interests the cou.-hided their
remarks by saying that they were satisfied that the people of their section
would rather see the Government bonus
the V., V. & E. Railway than have the
C. P. R. build without a subsidy.
Princeton, Granite Creek and Otter
Valley have sent a strong representation. Judge Thomas Murphy, of Granite Creek, is well known in the province as one of the pioneer mining men
of the country, an able debater and a
man of strong opinions on the question
of railroad monopoly.
C. E. Thomas, Princeton's leading
merchant, is the pioneer of commerce in
the town. He is postmaster, justice of
the peace, license commissioner, school
trustee, etc., etc., in that thriving metropolis.
• ^Mr. C. E. Harris is the local assayer
and owns a large ranch in the vicinity
of Princeton. Mr. J. Anderson is editor, of the local paper, the Similkameen
Star. Mr. G. Aldous is proprietor of
Princeton's largest hotel, the "Tulameen." Mr. Knight is the labour representative, being a well known miner
and prospector in the district. These
gentlemen make a strong combination
and the interests of Princeton and district are safe in their hands.
From East Yale there is Mr. O. Coulthard, of Keremeos, representing the
immense agricultural and mining interests in the Lower Similkameen. Messrs.
Arundel and Wollaston, of 20-Mile
Creek, the original owners of the famous Nickel Plate mine, are well qualified to look after the interests of their
section.    *
Maadow  Lake  Pass
along the internationa
distance of about thi
from this point the
therly about eight
through   Richter's
connect with the smelters at Boundary
Falls and Rock Creek. It would greatly benefit the fruit and farming industries of the Okanagan and Keremeos
Valleys and would materially reduce the
cost of operating the free milling gold
mines of Camp Fairview. It would
open up a great number of copper-gold
mines at Keremeos, which now have no
prospect of handling their low grade
ore at a profit for lack of railway transportation. It would open np the vast
mineral resources of Camp Hedley and
Copper Mountain and would make it
possible  to    establish   local     smelters.
i I 1
9 the ii
; the honor
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