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 Mineral Products of the Similkameen and Nicola Districts are Gold, Platinum, Silver, Copper, Lead, Iron and Coal.
Twice-a-Week Mail* Agricultural and Timber Lands; Water Power; Splendid Fishing; All Kinds of Game; J44 Miles to Vancouver.
Vol. iv.   No. 31.
PRINCETON, B.G, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1903.
$2 a Year.
LOCAL PARAGRAPHS
BAD STATE OF ROAD
Viewing the Land For Smelter
Site—The Horse Market
Active at the Coast—
Personals.
A. F. Gwin has secured a very ri
•looking and peculiar sample of ore which
' he found   in   a piece of float i
Hope summit.   Under a glass it shows a
variety of minerals in such unusual
- tact that makes it a specimen of rai
terest and value.   He  will  endeavor to
locate the lead as soon as* conditions
favorable in the spring.
The three Misses Hagerman who left
\   here three weeks ago with their fathei
[ have been engaged, two at the Boundary
\ Falls hotel and the other at the Mother
} Lode mine.    Mr. Hagerman reports very
\ bad roads between here and Hedley.
I    F. P. Cook leaves for  Vancouver to
morrow.   On his inbound trip from there
about ten days ago there was two feet of
snow on the Hope summit.   He reports
the trail in bad condition.
Angus McLean, commodore
Welby stage line, came in with the mail
on Wednesday. He states that the road
between here and Hedley is in a horrible
condition.
Hugh Campbell, of Ashnola, who
piopeer and respected resident of the
Similkameen for the past thirty years
has been caught in the maelstrom of attraction to Hedley and left for there on
Monday last.
F. P. Cook & Co. are freighting some
lumber to Hedley for the big hotel there.
The first load of 3,500 feet was a day making five miles. At that rate it will take
a week to make the round trip ]
"beautiful" road. The driver of the
load describes the condition of the road
in such terse and emphatic language that
it can only be symbolically expressed
print, thus:  Gee—!!!ftt ***H
ft* mud and boulders * * * ! ! whiz.
Very few "mowitch" (Chinook for
deer) have been seen. They have
come off the mountains yet owing to the
mild weather. Wild geese have not begun their migratory flight as yet which
indicates a late winter. There is about an
inch of snow on the level here.
Luke Gibson returned from Tillman's
logging camp on Tuesday where he had
been sizing up the opportunities for a
contract. He did not close a deal. Mr.
Gibson has the reputation of saying what
he means in simple and concise language
and when he fays the road between here
and Hedley is a "disgrace to civilization" he means it and it is quite correct.
A young man who has had no difficulty
in loaning some money to the "boys"
around town is now thinking of opening
up as a banker with three balls for a sign,
Wm. Clements goes to Vancouver tomorrow where he expects to winter re
turning in the spring with the butterflies.
Dr. Whillans came up from Hedley ot
Sunday last on one of his bi-weekly visits
W. H. Wheeler has returned from Penticton where he had gone for a load of
freight. He says the roads are a "fright"
between here and Hedley and will take
his team off the road for the present.
Looking For a Smelter Site.
J. McAulay, of Hedley and Spoki
was in town Monday looking over the
ground about  Princeton  for a smelter
site.    Mr. McAulay interviewed sei
prominent citizens with a view to a!
tain their opinions as to an eligible site.
He will require a section of land for
smelter of the capacitysuohashis clients
intend erecting.    Mr. McAulay was fav
o ably impressed with the natural conditions he found here so  necessary to the
economical operation of a smelter. With
an  abundance of coking coal nearby it
would be superfluous to add any further
comment regarding the   location   of
smelter here.
Biographical.
As this is a slack time of the year for
local news the. Star is of opinion that
biographical sketches of persons resident
in the Similkameen would make good
winter reading. Contributors are asked
to portrait as nearly as possible "true
life," an exception in the case of ladies
however, permitted when giving date of
birth. No sketch should contain more
than a thousand words. Those whi
desire to thns have their lives handed
down to posterity in imperishable ink
should accompany their autographs with
a subscription to the Star if they are
not already subscribers.
Vermilion Grotto.
Princeton has a grotto which may yet
rival some of the historic grottoes of the
world which were frequented by gay and
festive throngs to while away in dance or
play the fleeting hours of pleasure.
The grotto at the west end of Vermilion avenue has served some useful purposes in bygone days. At one time it
was used as cold storage for butter ii
summer and in winter as a frost proof
cellar, again as a horse stable and more
recently as a lodging house for poor wandering man. Now the odoriferous skunk
and mischievous bushytailed rat are the
sole occupants. Some day it will serve
the purpose of music hall or as a public
hall for general use. Once it is excavated and a floor laid there will be found a
much larger arena than is supposed on
first entering it. Its accoustic properties are good.
The musical and dramatic talent of
Olalla and Keremeos have combined and
may go on tour.
"DUSKY DIAMONDS'
HIGH GRADE COAL
Fuel a Drug on the Market-
Coal $3 a Ton, Wood to
u Burn "—Coal Mine
in Town.
Princeton is the luckiest place for the
supply of fuel, that can be found anywhere on the continent if not in the
world. First class coal at the mine oi
the Vermilion Forks Co. within 300 yards
of the centre of the town at $5 per tor
and wood any place along both th<
Similkameen and the Tulameen river
flats and benches may be had almost
for the carrying away. The coal an:
swers admirably for-steaming and domestic purposes and is used altogether by
Gordon Murdoch in his blacksmithy.
As to the coking qualities of the coal
in this section some of the seams analyzed as high as 62 per cent, of fixed carbon and 7 per cent, of ash in the crude
coal taken at the surface. When depth
is attained no dpubt the coal will improve in every particular as it usually
does in all coal mines.
The whole country for miles around
Princeton is a bed of coal and there i
lack of timber for mining purposes.
These facts taken in conjunction with
the fact that there are inexhaustible
mineral deposits of copper-gold, free-
milling-gold, placer-gold, silver, iron,
lime, small quantities of asbestos, fire
clay and brick clay, show how lavish
nature has been in her disposition of all
these things for the comfort, wealth and
employment of the millions yet to live
in this province. That there are all these
minerals in close proximity to each other
is a source of wonder and admiration
all expert mining men as well as to t'
intelligent laymen who have visited
Princeton and vicinity.
Coal claims are in good demand and
have been selling on an average at about
#1000 for good prospects of 640 acres.
Only recently a sale of fourteen claims
was made to a coal syndicate and which*
are now being surveyed by Thos. Parr,
P.L.S. Much of the known coal area is
now in possession of large companies
and railway officials who, no doubt, are
holding in trust for their respective companies.
Wisely enough, visitors who come here
and letter enquirers from afar want to
know why the Similkameen district has
not advanced at a pace commensurate
with its resources. The invariable reply
and the one which embraces all the
other reasons is: There Is No Railway.
Political manceuvering and a fight be-
:n rival railway companies for the
coveted territory have delayed construe-,
tion. Three or four railway routes have
been projected into the country and no
one would be surprised if the deadlock
were broken at any time and actual construction beguu.
Princeton offers splendid inducements
as a cheap residential location for the
workingman, a healthy, and charming
spot for sportsman or man of leisure,
and as a business investment in real
estate nothing could be safer or more
profitable.
The Road to Hedley.
A perusal ot the Star paragraph column ought to be proof enough of the
serious condition of the road between
here and Hedley. Farmers have had
quite enough trouble in raising their crops
this year without being put to unnecessary hardship while taking their produce
to the Hedley market. The same applies
^tQ^yi^otyeis using the road. It is not
too late yet to have the road repaired and.
made safe for the winter if competent
men and teams were employed at once.
The condition of this road now is enough
to blast the reputation of anyone connected with it through the department of
public works. The immediate restoration of this road would play an important part in the next election.
Keremeos Crumbs.
Keremeos, Nov. 10.—A movement is
afoot here to build a telephone line from
Night Hawk, Wash., where there is connection with outside lines, through the
Similkameen valley. M. K. Rogers of
Hedley is ready to take stock in the company and offers the use of his telephone
charter for the project. The line is much
needed and will be a boon to the whole
district.
Mrs. Daly came home last Saturday
having accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Cawston as far east as Calgary.
There is a report that Mr. Shatford of
Vernon is a candidate for the Dominion
parliament when the elections take place.
The Shatford family are booming.
At a turkey shoot yesterday Billy Lowe
carried off the lion's share of the gobbl ers.
More Medicos for B.C.
The following gentlemen and lady
have recently qualified to practise medicine in British Columbia : W. J. Knox,
Cecil M. Roslstn, Miss Bella H. Wilson,
J. H. Hamilton, J. C. Elliott, J. P. Cade,
D. M. Mackay, A. C. Frost, F. McTavish,
J. Vereertbrugghen, A. T. Fuller, eleven
all. There were two candidates rejected.       	
A Probable Candidate.
The candidature of A. D. Macintyre,
barrister, of Kamloops, for Yale-Cariboo
the Dominion elections is announced.
His name will come before the Liberal
convention to be held in the course of a
month or six weeks. He is favorably
known and thoroughly competent anj
 f
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
November 14, 1903
The Similkameen Star
The Princeton Publishing Co.
. B. Howse, Manager.
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CHOOSING A LEGISLATOR.
Perhaps the most important duty
devolving upon the people of a
country where popular choice in
the selection of representatives i
statutory is in honestly and fairly
using voice and vote for a person
having the qualifications necessary
for a legislator. Too often personal
ambitions dominate the electors to
such an extreme that weightier
considerations of ability, honesty
and character are entirely ignored.
The selection of delegates to the
convention for the purpose of mak
ing choice of a party candidate is
almost as important as the conven-
ventional work itself. A convention of delegates composed of self-
seekers, wire-pullers and job-hunters will select a nominee who is a
replica of themselves. This is only
the law of cause and effect restated.
- Carrying out the analogy the elected representatives of the nation in
legislatures are simply the reflex of
the people neither more nor less.
This is rather hard upon the people of British Columbia and certain
other provinces of the Dominion.
But viewed in the light of past
experience with our legislators it
truth. The servant is not better
than his master in more than one
sense. For, electors are not actuated by principles so much in the
exercise of their franchise as by
the lust for 'filthy lucre' and power.
Every election with its train of protests and legal squabbles is a vindication of the truth of that assertion.
The remedy for the evils intimated
lies in a higher intelligence and
raising the standard of national
morality through the mediums of
press, pulpit and schools.
Reading the signs of the times
in the light of knowledge acquired
in the past the foreshadowings of
two political campaigns within a
twelve-month are as easily discerned
as the projected shade in the noonday sun. The alarum calls of the
political parties have been sounded
and convention, caucus and public
meeting may be expected to follow
in rapid succession. The electorate of Similkameen riding must
now be vigilant in all that pertains
to their political welfare.   They can
profit immensely by the selection of |
the very best men obtainable to represent them. In the past the Similkameen has invariably been severely left alone, so much so, that
some members of parliament have
nevlr&rossed the threshold of the
district. Their time at the sessions
was given to grafts and hold-ups or
in bacchanalian bouts they stole the
time and money of the people and
were a reproach to those who voted
for them.
In choosing a legislator three
things are essential: Ability, honesty and energy. Without these,
or any one of them, no man car
hope to accomplish what is expected
of him as a representative—no extraneous helps, such as wealth,
position or friendships can take the
place of those necessary qualifications for a successful legislator.
The ideal statesman would possess
the virtues of temperance, patience
and above any suspicion of moral
depravity, whose yea and nay were
binding as an oath ; his life would
be shapen in the footsteps of such
men as William Ewart Gladstone,
Abraham Lincoln or Oliver Mowat,
making their biographies his constant companions.
In the past the Similkameen has
been so badly represented that it is
practically isolated from the world.
Its condition today is the subject ofl
much commiseration from indvidu-
and from the newspapers. That
condition can be traced to the very
doors of both Provincial and Dominion houses. The thirty pieces
of silver have never been lacking
to defeat any attempt to mete to
this community a fair apportionment of governmental assistance
for railway and public roads. The
electors will do well to use their
best efforts for clean representation
throwing aside those political larvae
with which the country has been
long afflicted and choosing honest, able and energetic men only.
NOTICE.
will be
bice is hereby given that applicatio
■'tb'the'Legislative Assembly of tne jrro-
of British Columbia at its next session for
:t to incorporate a Company to construct a
 -ay and telegraph and telepfhone lines over
the following route : Commencing at a. point at
or near Spence's Bridge, on the Canadian Pacific
Railway, thence in a south-easterly direction to
Nicola, thence to Aspen Grove, thence southerly
Otter Flat, thence southeasterly by way of
- anite creek and Princeton following generally the ci	
;  Inl
 ional Boundary^
Midway, with power tc
1 Princeton to Coppei
Vancouver, Oct. 17,1903.
NOTICE.
'Thirty days after date I intend to apply to th<
*■ Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works foi
a licence to prospect for coal on the followinj
post, in all about 640 acres
C. C
Located Nov. ist, 1903.
Dissolution of Partnership
The partnership heretofore existing and know
as Thynne & DeBarro is this day dissolved, t A
accounts are made payable 4o tae rat Otter-FI
Hotel. CHARLES DEBARRO,
.  .  Sole Proprietor.
Dated Otter Flat, Sept. 29th, 1903.
TTHIRTY days after date I intend to apply to
I * thtSfaflef Commissioner of Lands atidS&orks
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described landsT:-
NOTICE.
ieen Alexandria and Marquis of Lome min.
eral Claims, situate In the Similkameen mining-division of Yale district. Where located:
Copper mountain.
fake notice that I, Robert Stevenson, agent fot
tificate of improvements, for the purpose 01
NOTICE.
'D-C" miner;	
mining division   of Yale  district.     Wher
located: On Otter creek, west of and nea
Take notice that I, Sydney R. Almond, actin
is agent for the other owners and myself: i. e.,
John A. Cairns, free miner's certificate No. B
56324. James Snowden, free miner's certifica e
~To. B72028 and Sydney R. Almond, free miner'
.■rtificate No. B74427, intend, sixty days from th-
date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder fo
- certificate of improvements, for the purpose 0
btaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under sec
-tificate of improvements.
Dated tl
st day of September, A.D. 1
NOTICE.
's certificate No. B72011
ie purpose
NOTICE.
tuckleberfy mineral claim, situate in the Sim
ilkameen mining division of Yale district
Where located: Kelly creek.
Take notice that Alexander D. Ross, free mir
r's certificate No. B72016, intends, sixty day
rom the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Rt
order for a Certificate of Improvements, for th
lurpose ol obtaining a Crown Grant of the abov
Alex. D. Ross.
NOTICE.
Is. and Works for permis-
 res, more or less, of moun-
in land, described as follows: Commencing
a post marked V.F.M. & D/Co., S.W. corner,
ence due east to the west bank of the Similka-
:en river, thence along west bank of Similka-
_sen river in a northerly direction to the mouth
of Whipsaw creek to the intersection of the east
"—of Lot 148 with  south bank   of Whi	
)uth a
.fLot
48 to S.E. corner of Lot 148, thi
lue south to point of commencement.
Vermilion Forks Mining & Development
Co'y, Limited. E. Waterman,
Dated Princeton, Oct. 27,1903. Agent.
Sale of   Lands for Unpaid Delinquent Taxes in the
Princeton Assessment District, Province of Brit
ish Columbia.
o'clock, noon, I shall sell at public auction jihe lands hereinafter set out of the persons in
hereinafter set out, for the delinquent taxfcKunpaid by said persons on the 31st day of De
1902, and for interest, costs and expenses, including the cost of advertising said sale.
hour of 1
'   said lis
Name of person
Assessed.
of Property.
Column.No. 1.
Column No. 2.
Column No 3-
Delinquent Taxes.
Taxes. | dateofsaie
$2°S'oo|    $Io'38
*"»•<* 1    $"-30
270.001      30.38
Statutory Costs
Total.
Keith, J.
Stevenson, Robert
74, Gi
299.300, Gi
13
$113.92
r Princeton Assessment
NOTICE.
Thirty days t
1 Chief Cot
a license to pi
described lane
ifterdatel i
ospect for c
g east 80 chains.
NOTICE.
rof J.J£ja.
ns.'then.
post planted c
25th Oct. 1 03.
NOTICE.
fRTY days after date I intend to appiy to
:he Chief Commissioner of Lands and Work*
license to prospect for coal on the following
Commencing at an initial post planted at
Bromley's S.E. corner, [L 406J thence south 40
chains, thence west no chains, thence north 40
' is, thence east no chains to the place of
NOTICE.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
license to prospect for coal on the following
nd containing 040
Dated Princeton, October 8,"
MARTIN. Locator.
NOTICE.
tend to apply to
 ,ands and Works
s to prospect for coal on the following
hains south, 80 <
2 known as the
NOTICE.
; from the 11
lining  640  acres  more or
as  the  J. a. Gibson coal
W. C. McLean, Locator,
d Princeton, Sept. 29,1003.
NOTICE.
Cake not
11, F. \
inedym
„ freem
certificate No. B72044 acting for myself a
. 044 acting for myself and John
McLean, free miner's certificate No. B6i8io, in-
!nd sixty days from the date hereof, to abply to
ie mining recorder for a certificate of improve-
lents,  for the  purpose  of obtaining a crown
.ind further take notice that action, under see-
on 37 must be commenced before the issuance
F such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 3rd day of October, 1903.
F. W. Groves.
NOTICE.
ummit No. 2 mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located: Summit Camp.
Take notice that Frank Lambert, free miner's        ^^^,
ertificate No. B77121, intend, sixty days from the       fBW
ate hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for       '
certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
btaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take rotice that action, under sec-
Jon 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements,
ed this 26th day of Sep
clam:
A sitting of the County Court of Yale
will be held at Princeton on Monday,
January nth,  1904, at 10 o'clock, a.m.
By Order,
HUGH HUNTER,
Registrar County Court.
Princeton, Nov. 7, 1903.
 November 14, 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
A meeting of the) executive of the
Provincial Mining Association is to be
held in Kamloops on Nov. 23.
Private advices received from Vancouver state that McLean Bros, are building
the Coast-Kootenay railway. It is thought
Jim Hill is backing them.
Bill Martin and Jim Beatty are confined
to cabin with bad "colds."
A white man and a siwash under the
influence of booze had a misunderstand-
ar Charlie Asp's, in
sed a heavy double-
:e man started down
n in hot pursuit.The
a log and splintered
ing on the bench n
which the siwash se
bitted axe.   The wh
the hill with the Indi
white man  fell over
his thumb and the red man lost his way
in the bramble- and did not turn up till
late at night.
A lot of new winter wear goods just in
at The A. E. Howse Co's, L'd, store.
Gus Spearing is down from Otter Flat
on business and a little pleasure.
A large addition is being made to the
Driard hotel at Nicola lake.
W. Monroe drove the stage last Saturday from Spence's Bridge in relief of
driver Small, who is still confined owing
to his recent accident. $Jb''W^
I A. Goodwin of Fish lake near Kamloops, arrived in Princeton Wednesday
' with John Budd, bringing a bunch of
I horses which will be driven to the coast
( market via Hope trail. Good horses
said to.be in lively demand.
Gladdin Bros, left Princeton on Ti
day for Hedley where they will go i
winter quarters and do soi
work on their claims there.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transa
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
$2,000,000. Reserve Fund fi.700.oo(
Interest allowed on Savings Bank d<
posits of one dollar and upwards from
date of deposit to date of withdrawal.
A. H. SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B. C.
NOTICE.
being about fifty chains south from the'
meen river and on east bank of Cedar cree   .
Similkameen division of Yale district) marked
NOTICE.
described lands:
W. C. Lyall's cos
NOTICE.
rlingfton, Canadiai
e, Cana
nthi
distric
Wolf creek.
Take notice that I, N. F. Townsend% actin;
agent for Richard Seeman free miner's ce
cate No. B75477, intend, sixty days from the
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
Certificate of Improvements,' for the purpose of
obtaining " ^-—™ i->3ta« „<•«... „,—„ „,„j~.
And fur
a Crowi
:e that
1, under sec-
 must be commenced before the	
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 21st day of August, A.D, 1903.
N. F. Townsend.
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Seals, Stencils, Price Markers, Printing Wheels, Numbering Machines,
Band Dating and Numbering Stamps,
Check Perforators, Bubber Type, Printing Presses, &c, &c.
FRANKLIN STAHP WORKS,
Vancouver, B. C,
R* H* ROGERS
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
Hedley, B.C.
Alaoat FAIRVIEW, B.C.
F. W. GROVES,
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
J. PIERCY&Con
WHOLESALE
DRY GOODS
VICTORIA, B. C.
MANCPACTUREBS 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. .
PELLEW-HARVEY,
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M PROVINCIAL CI
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THE VANCOUVER ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fire- I
clay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
I Keliable PLATINUM Assays.
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Navy
Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada
Subscribe for the Star, only $2
per annum.
i Hedley City Stored
I     A Complete New Stock of General flerchan=
j dise always on hand,
J CONSISTING OF A FULL LINE OF
P Groceries, Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes; also
P Builder's  Supplies, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Wall
• Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill Steel,
Z Harness and Saddlery.
I Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
I 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, prettygtints, 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, Lie
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
Cascade Beer
Ginger Beer
<& Alexandra Stout
& Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all thefi^^'j
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
DOERM& MARSTRAND & RED CROSS BREWERIES,
VANCOUVEP, B.  C
If you want First Class Footwear
Insist upon   -------
J. D.   KpG CO'S
BOOTS &  SHOES
Nothingj'eq^als them for Style, Fit, Finish and Wear.
rlaple Leaf and King Quality Rubbers.
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 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
November 14, 1903
His Duty and Mission.
Editor Star—Sir: I am informed
that in a recent issue of the Star it is
intimated that I intend to lecture in Hedley and Princeton on Socialism. This is
a surprise to me and I am sorry such a
statement is made as it may create a false
impression. I presume it is the result of
our private conversation in which I said
I sometimes gave sermons or addresses
on the great "question" of the day and
had dealt with Socialism in that way,
and if I thought the people of Princeton
would be interested I would see
what I could do in the matter. But
I have no intention cf coming before the
public as a political lecturer. For whatever views I entertain I prefer to remain
neutral. It is my duty not to advocate
the views of any particular party but to
instruct the people in the general principles of righteousness and truth. When
I speak on any of the questions of the
day it is not in the interest of any party
or to advance any particular theory, but
to show the superior nature and value of
christian ethies and Christianity in gei
eral over that of those theories advanced
by unbelievers in and opponents of Christianity. I am a firm believer in the truth
taught in the Bible that a perfect condition of society is impossible without the
perfect man, and the perfect man can
only come through regeneration. This
is the gospel's work, which it will accomplish when its teaching is applied to
every part of human life and work.
Yours truly,
J. E. PI.EMING.
Hedley, Nov. 3.
What Is Socialism?
Socialism is not an enemy of religion
as some suppose, but in common with
various denominations it claims the
right to interpret and accept any or all
the teachings of scripture, nor is it anarchic or purely politic as some allege.
The following definition by an authority
may be of service to those who do not
yet fully understand its purpose. " Socialism is an economic theory which
affirms that the materials from which
labor produces wealth should be the property of the community, and seeks to
substitute public cooperation for private
enterprise in supplying all social needs.
It is the name given to a class of opinions
opposed to the present organization of
society, and which seeks to introduce a
new distribution of property and labor,
in which cooperation rather than competition should be the dominating principle, under the conviction that the happiness of the race, and especially of the
classes without capital, would be benefitted thereby. Historically considered
Socialism, like many of the significant
phenomena of our age, is a product of
the French revolution. In the middle
ages the right of freely and fully enjoying life, property and political independence was limited to a favored few; while
the great masses were condemned to
dumb servitude and a perpetual minority.
It is objected to Socialism that it makes
happiness too dependent on material
gratifications, that it robs man of that
energy that springs from ambition. On
the other hand we must admit that it has
forcibly called public attention to numerous'evils and has led men to a more generous view of humanity as a whole."
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November 14, 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
C.P.B. PRESIDENT'S VIEWS.
Canada's Coal and Iron Supply Sufficient For the World.
Sir Thomas Shaughnessy, president of
the C.P.R., in an interview recently had
the following to say about Canada : '
have enough coal and iron untouched to
supply the markets of the world. Canada's position is very different from 20
►^years ago. She is considering the future.
Thousands upon thousands of American
citizens have come into the Northwest
territories during the past year. Canada
must shortly determine upon a ne*
policy. We do not want our imports tc
increase. Some say that an Imperial preference to keep trade within the empire
will give the best results. Others urge
that the creation of home markets
be of most value. This would be ace
plished by placing a duty on imports to
build up our manufactures and consume
our products at home. A remaining policy would have Canada enter a reciprocal
arrangement with the United States, endeavoring to get for our products the best
prices as raw materials. Canada has been
forced to use some United States coal,
but from Montreal to the coast and from
the Rocky mountains to the Pacific we
can not only meet our own requirements
for coal, but can supply the United States
with better coal at better prices than prevail in the United States. By the present
arrangement we both buy and sell coal
and both nations are paying duty on
large amounts yearly. This ought to be
correct* d with fair reciprocity, with disadvantage to neither. We have more
territory than they, but only one-tenth
the population. We desire to live"alon"g
the 3,000, miles of frontier in the greatest amity and friendship."
C.P.B. Engineer Averts Calamity.
An eastbound passenger train recently
had a narrow escape from being dumped
into the Fraser river canyon near Reefer's. Engineer Foster noticed, as a result ot recent heavy rains, that a washout had occurred ahead of his train. Immediately applying the emergency brakes
the train with its heavy load of passenger coaches was at once brought to a
standstill. Had the engine moved another hundred yards there would have
been a calamity. The engineer and fireman saved their lives by jumping from
the engine, which toppled over, breaking the coupling and rolling down the
bank 400 feet to the water's edge. The
promptness and presence of mind of the
engineer saved many lives. The gratitude of the passengers on their narrow
escape was manifested by a subscription
of $200 to the engineer and fireman.
Humorous.
Professor Wilson of Edinburgh wrote
on the blackboard in his laboratory:
"Prof. Wilson informs his students that
he has been appointed honorary physician to the Queen." On his leaving the
room a student wag wrote underneath
"God save the Queen."
"I hear that Brown was requested to
stay away from church. Is that true?"
"Yes, he snored so loud that he woke np
the whole congregation."
Lady—Begging must be hard. Tramp
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I have had to eat soup today.
Mary had a little lamb,
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The chops on which we dined today
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"Is he a confirmed bachelor?" "Yes,
he refers to matrimonial bonds as indigestible securities."
"I wonder what is meant by 'the
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reader. "It probably means the vessel
ocean greyhounds drink out of," replied
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