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Voi,. III.   No. 47.
PRINCETON, MAR. 7, 1903.
West Yale Says Prior  Government Must  Go.
Advices received by stage from Nicola
show that C. A. Semlin has been elected
over Dr. Sanson, the government candidate, by a large majority <^-
Every polling station except five, gives
the winning candidate a plurality.
Agassiz leads with a majority for Semlin of 32 out of a total vote of 60 ; while
Princeton is a close second with 31 majority for Semlin out of a total of 57.
Yale gave Semlin the largest majority
in proportion to voting strength, going
20 to I in favor of the opposition candidate.
Dr. Sanson's largest majority was at
Lower Nicola, where lie leu Semlin by o
The other places giving him majoritiei
were Coutlee, Lytton and Keefers, whili
Granite Creek split even.
Following is a detailed statement of]
the vote, the only polling place omitted
being Spuzzum, a small place on the C.
P. R. main line:
Semlin.   Sanson.
Coutlee  II  17
Lower Nicola    6  14
Savona  27    9
Ashcroft  47  43
Spence's Bridge  13    8
Lytton  21  24
Keefers    2    3
North Bend  19     6
Agassiz  46  14
Yale  20     1
Otter Valley     3     I
Granite Creek    5    5
Princeton  44  l3
276       169
Majority for Semlin 107.
The total vote cast was smaller than in
the general election of June 1900, Princeton and Otter Valley showing the greatest falling off, owing to the absence from
the district of many prospectors during
the winter season.
The principal issue in the campaign
was the government's policy of land
grants to railways. Coupled with this was
a desire on the part of the electors to see
a general election on the lines of the redistribution bill passed last session,
which will make it possible for the interior to get fair representation in the
The Nickel Plate Co., have stopped
work on their mine in Hedley camp, in
order to concentrate all available
men on the building of their large stamp
mill near Hedley City.
To   Start  on   Ashnola  Coal
Co's Ground.
W. Blakemore, M. E., of Montreal,
consulting engineer for the Ashnola Coal'
Co., drove in from Penticton Wednesday;
on business connected with the company,'
and returned the following day.
While here Mr. Blakemore stated that
it was his intention to start up the
diamond drill belonging to his company;
in about six week's time.
The site selected for the new drill-hole
is nearly a mile east from the one sunk
last season, in which a ten foot seam of
coal was cut at a depth of 700 feet.
It is Mr. Blakemore's idea that he can
find this coal at a less depth and in a bet-
tjerjyjgitjon to mine, byjroing closer to
the metaliferous rocks, where more or
less tilting of the coal measures will have
P. A. Raymond, who had charge of the
drill last year, has been spending the
winter in Denver, Col. He is expected
to return and resume the management
of it.
R. P. Williams, agent at Greenwood
for the Jenckes Machine company, has
sold a power plant to Dr. Wells, of the
Columbia University School of Mines,
New York, for use in prospecting the
Morning Star, in Fairview Camp, Okanagan, says the Midway Dispatch. This
property was recently bonded by outside
parties from S. Mangott, of Fairview,
and at the time the transaction was made
public it was stated that it was intended
to sink 300 feet on the claim. The plant
now purchased consists of a 30-horse
power vertical boiler, 6 by 8 Bacon hoist,
No. 5 Cameron sinking pump of plunger
pattern, ropes, buckets, cars, pipes, and
all necessary accompaniments. M. E.
Purcell, a mining man well known in
Rossland district, is in charge of the development work, which is now in progress at the mine.
Princeton meteorological   readings for
week ending Mar   4, 1903:
Thursday,   Feb. 26— 37
Friday, "     27— 43
Saturday, " 28— 36
Sunday, Mar. 1— 37
Monday, " 2— 31
Tuesday, " 3— 32
Wednesday, " 4— 31
Mean 35.28
Construction Camps Being Organized for Work.
Railroad building through the Boundary country will be pushed as fast as possible within a few days. It is understood
in Greenwood and Phoenix that the rock
work in connection with the grading of
the approaches to the V., V. & E. bridge,
near the C. P. R. bridge and below the
Granby smelter dam, will be started
within a week or so. The contract for
building the smelter spur has b<
awarded to Simms & Shields, of St. Paul,
who will sub-let to other contractors.
Practically all the right-of-way for the
V., V. & E. Railway from Greenwood
Phoenix has been   acquired, as has also
the   right:of-way  for   the   spur   to
ferifrifiy: "smelter.   CottsBniction   will be
started this spring.
The route finally decided upon to reach
Phoenix is that up Fourth of July Creek
from Grand Forks, thence by way of
Summit Camp and Providence Creek,
this route being preferred over another
survey which would run south of Phoenix instead of north in circling to get into that camp.
[From Star Correspondent.]
The tunnel on the Bullion group is being pushed ahead" by two shifts, and
there is no doubt now but that another
ten or twelve days work will bring the
breast into ore. This ore body on the
surface has run from a few dollars up to
$127.00 per ton.
I A local branch of the Provincml Mining Association has been formed hereJ
with a strong membership. Mr. L. M.
Peterkin was appointed a delegate from
Olalla, and left on Feb. 20th to attend
the Victoria convention.
( The decision of the P. O. department
|to inaugurate a through mail service between Penticton and Princeton, via Olalla, Keremeos and Hedley City, is regarded with great satisfaction here.
A checking account with a bank
great convenience, not only to business
men, but to others as well. More people
would keep such accounts if they knew
just how to go about it. We gladly assist
those who need help in getting started.
Deposits received by mail.—Bank of
Hamilton, Kamloops.
E.J. Dunsmoor was laid up for a  few
days this week with a bad cold.
Brief News Notes of Princeton
and' Vicinity.
J. B. Wood, owner of the Sailor Jack !
claim on Roche River, returned Wednes- \
day from the Nickel Plate mine in Hed- |
ley camp, where he has been working for |
the past four months.
M. J. Quinlivan of Grand Forks, rode
in from that place this week.
Max S. Wilson, who has been spending   |
the winter   in   Vancouver, came   in   on
.Saturday's stage from   Nicola, and left a
few days later for Hedley City.
F. W. Groves, P. L. S., rode in from
Anaconda late last week, and is again at
work defining the boundaries of various
ranches in-this^icinity.
Al. Johnston was up from Munson's
camp near Hedley City, on   Sunday last.
Judge   Murphy   returned   to   Granite   ;
Creek Sunday, to recuperate after the excitement incidental to an   election campaign.
Geo. A. Mclntyre, representing Mac-
Kay, Smith & Co., of Vancouver, was a
visitor to town this week.
Miss McLean of Ashnola, is visiting
Mrs. .Silverthorn at the Hotel Jackson.
Chief of Police English, of Calgary,
made a business   trip to   Princeton this
All the men in the three collieries of
the Crow's Nest Pass Coal Company are
out on strike. About 2,000 men are involved and their grievances briefly are as
First—Cutting of prices at Morrissey to
40 cents per ton.
Second—Use  of " McGintys " at Mor-
Third—Employment of Chinese at
Fourth—Scarcity of   timbers in mines.
Fifth—Non recognition of the District
Miners' Union.
to apply to
Located this 5th day of March, 1
Mar 7,1903
THE SMJ8LHAMEEN $TARkesenKtanfempt *«** aver-
diet by influencing the weaker portion of the electorate through the
lavish use of whisky and money.
The sturdy trail-blazers who
mark the way for advancing civilization by discovering and opening
up the mineral, timber and agricultural resources of a new and mountainous country are not usually
" plaster paris saints," but they can
give pointers on political morality
to many sections of eastern Canada,
where the Bible and the parson are
much more in evidence.
g rates furnished on applicati
The defeat of Dr. Sanson may be
traced to a number of causes, but
the principal reason of his overthrow was the railway policy of the
government he represented.
The Mainland vs. Island cry was
not such a factor as in former elections in this riding, and the lack of
harmony existing in the ranks of
the opposition made its position a
weak one.
It was felt, however, that few
changes could be for the worse, after the government's policy for subsidizing railways had been publicly
discussed ; and the electors determined to administer a crushing
blow to the parasitic grafters and
promoters who have in the past
been fattening at the public's expense, with the permission and connivance of the Prior-Dunsmuir
West Yale has spoken strongly
against subsidies to railways, and
especially that form of a subsidy
known as a land grant. We believe it has voiced the opinion of
the British Columbia mainland on
the question, and settled it for good
and all.
It was a fortunate chance that
gave West Yale an opportunity to
speak for the people of the mainland on the policy of the Prior government. Perhaps nowhere in B
C. could a more independent class
of electors be found ; a class less
susceptible to the allurements of the
party in'power, or   more   quick to
After the barefaced attempts at
lolesale bribery of the electorate
made by the minions of the Prior
jovernment in the recent election
n this constituency, it is interesting to read what the Montreal Star
says editorially in commenting on
iome election trials in eastern Can
'' We do not hesitate to say that
a man who will commit perjury, or
condone perjury, in connection
with an election, is not to be believed on oath in commercial matters.
" A man who will steal ballots,
or condone the stealing of ballots,
is not to be trusted with any portable property that is worth his stealing.
" A man who will forge a ballot
or condone the forging of a ballot
will forge a cheque.
"The Hon. Sam Blake has hit
the nail upon the head by holding
directly responsible for these awful
crimes the men who profit by them.
Were there no receivers of stolen
property the thieves would find
their profession.unprofitable.
" Great and disgusting as have
been the recent exposures in the
courts, is it conceivable that the
whole or a tithe of the whole has
been revealed ? These exposures
are only made at enormous cost in
money and labor and in the face of
opposition, often as criminal as the
offences it tries to screen."
Noah was one of the earliest ad
vertisers. He advertised that he
would sail on a certain day. Those
who did not believe in advertising
failed to get tickets and were left
out in the wet without umbrellas or
bathing suits. As most of them
could not swim, they took to the
trees and became monkeys. The
origin of the monkey is now settled.—Midway Dispatch.
A writer in the Canadian Magazine for February has a most interesting article on railway taxation in
Canada. Some striking compari-
3 are made between the government revenues from railways in the
States and those in Canada, showing that the latter are enjoying a
great snap in this respect. He also
shows that the Canadian railways
have received from the people in
the way of cash and land subsidies
and other sources a total of two
hundred and twenty-five millions of
dollars, an average of eighteen
thousand dollars a mile, enough to
have built the roads, and yet they
do not pay over $500,000 a year in
More trouble in the Crow's Nest
coal fields and an ominous situation at Nanaimo. When will our
legislators gain sense and wisdom
to profit by the experience of other
countries and pass a compulsory arbitration law ? Industrial war^
will cease then, and only then.—
Slocan Drill.
" Little Willie " made a holler
Through the Similkameen,
Got quite warm around the collar,
As was quickly seen.
Thought he had the voters rounded
With his talk and booze,
And the boast he early sounded
That he couldn't lose.
When, alas ! the vote was taken
(Whisper low my friend)
Only thirteen stood unshaken,
Steadfast to the end.
Mourn with us for " Little Willie "
Sad his fate doth seem ;
Out of over sixty voters
He corralled thirteen.
fn| DivisTonofYale11!
ed:—Aspen Grove.
Take  notiie  that I, J.
Certificate No. B49851, age
Mining Company, Free  &
B63355, intend, sixty days 1
to apply to the Mining Re
: of the above clali
tenth  day of February, A. D.
Notice   of Forfeiture.
days from the date of this notice you fail or reclaim will become the property of the undersigned under Section 4 of an Act entitled " An Act to
Dated at Princeton, B. C, this 7th day of Feb-
Mar. 1. Princeton—Service 11 a.m.    Su
day School 10 a.m.
"        Granite Creek—Service 7:30 p.i
Mar. 8. Nickel Plate mine—Service 2:30
p. m.; Healey City 7 p. m.
" 15. Princeton—Service  11 a. m.   S.
"        Granite Creek—Service 7:30 p.m.
" 22. Princeton—Service 7:30 p. m.; S.
Schcol 3:30 p.m.
"  29. Princeton—Service 11  a. m.    S.
School 10 a. m.;   Granite   Creek
3:30 p.m.
A sitting of  the County Court will be
held at Princeton on Thursday, April 23,
By Order,
Registrar County Court.
Princeton, Feb. 28th, 1903.
Notice of Forfeiture.
on Wolf Creek, adjoining the " Copper King "
mineral claim  on the  east side, District of
You and each of you  are- hereby notified that_
nderthe0provfsfons of the Mineral Act, and if
.rithin ninety days from the date of this notice
you fail or refuse to contribute your por  propor-
said claim will become the property
rsigned, under Section 4 of an Act en-
A.ct to Amend the Mineral Act, 1900."
>rinceton, B. C, this 24th day of Jan.
Michaei. Foy.
Jno. Patserson.
n Olalla camp, Oso
is Min
in of Yi
:hat I, W. C. McDougall, Free Min-
: No.   B40072, as  agent for W. J.
s from the date hereof to apply to
corder for certificate of lmprove-
mrpose of obtaining Crown grants
if such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 30th day of December, ic
NOTICE is hereby given that an appli-
ation will be made to the Legislative
assembly of the Province of British Col-
mbia, at its next Session, for an Act to
>rporate a Company with power to
struct, equip, operate and maintain a
line-o£staH<4ard orany other gage of railway to be operated by slea'm, electricity,
or any other motive power, from a point
at or near Princeton, in the District of
Yale, Province of British Columbia, and
thence by the most feasible route to a
point on Nicola Lake at or near Quil-
china, and thence by the most feasible
route to a point on the Fraser River at or
near the City of Kamloops, with power
to construct, equip, operate and maintain branch lines and all necessary roads,
bridges, ways, ferries and other works,
and to build, own and maintain wharves
and docks in connection therewith, and
with power to build, equip, operate and
maintain steam and other vessels and
boats and operate the same on any navigable waters within the Province; and
with power to ..build, equip, operate and
maintain telegraph and telephone lines
in connection with the said railway and
branches, and to generate electricity for
the supply of light, heat and power; and
with . power to acquire and expropriate
lands for the purposes of the Company,
and to acquire lands, bonuses, privileges,
or other aids from any government, municipality, corporation, or other persons
or bodies, and to levy, and collect tolls
from all parties using and on all freight
passing over any of such railways, tramways, ferries, wharves and vessels built
by the Company, and to make traffic or
other arrangements with railway, steamboat, or other Companies, and for all other usual and necessary powers, rights or
Dated this 27th day of January, A. D.
Morrison, Whiteside,
m-14 Solicitors for Applicants.
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
Market is Buoyant and There is a
Large Demand.
A late issue of the Engineering
and Mining Journal gives some valuable information as to the existing
supply of copper, and the inadequacy of it to bear the cutting off
of any of the production.    It says :
'' The copper market is especially
strong and buoyant. Manufacturr
ers are buying quite freely, and
there is an evident impression
abroad that it would be well to lay
in stock or to make contracts at
the present time. Prices show an
improvement and the general appearance of matters is encouraging.
Some attempts have been made in
certain quarters to over estimate the
stocks of the metal on hand and
thus lower the conditions of the
market. We have every reason to
believe that our figures given last
week were as correct as possible to
make such a statement, and there
is nothing on hand, beyond the
normal stock at the present time.':
In its   issue  of  January io, the
same journal had the following I
torial mention :
"A bit of interesting news
connection with the extending
of copper is the announcement that
the Metal Plated Car & Lumber
Company of New York, has been
awarded the contract for sheathing
500 cars for the new underground
railroad with copper in its natural
color. The advantages of the system are claimed to be protection
against fire and saving in maintenance and as compared with painting and varnishing.
The Crow's Nest Strike.
The miners and the management
of the Crow's Nest Coal Company
are again at loggerheads, says thf
Nelson Tribune. The conflict between these two forces seems to be
irrepressible. On the one side are
men who want freedom of action ;
on the other side are men who
want to mine coal and make coke,
and at the same time they want lo
own the men who do the work.
The miners want so much money
for   the work   they   perform, and
want to be free agents when not at
work; they want to own their
homes and be able to sell their
holdings as freely as men in other
callings are allowed to ; they want
to purchase what they eat and
wear where they please and when
they please. They do not want to
be peons. The coal mine management, for some unexplainable reason, want to have strings on every
man in their company's employ.
They want to dictate who shall
work, where the work is to be done,
when the work is to be done, how
the work is to be done, the amount
to be paid for the work done, and
the hours in which the work shall
be done ; and in addition, want to
dictate how the workers shall live,
where they shall live, and what
they shall live on. The self-respecting men who work in metalliferous mines would not for a day
stand any such impositions, and
that coal miners do in every section of the world where coal is min
ed is inexplainable. The Tribune
has no inside information from either the mine management or the
His Solemn Oath.
A popular comedian, tells a story
of a waiter at a London restaurant
who was sadly given to drink. A
party of young men determined to
reform him, and one day they read
to him an imaginary paragraph
from a paper relating to a terrible
accident in which an inebriate in
blowing out a candle was killed by
the flame igniting the alcoholic
fumes of his breath. James pricked up his ears at this and requested
that the paragraph might be read
to him again, which was done to
the evident horror of the poor man,
who immediately went in search of
a Bible.
Returning with this, he expressed a desire to take a solemn oath
upon it, bemoaned the fact that he
had been a sorry tippler and was
bringing himself to ruin and then
swore that never again so long as
he lived would he attempt to blow
out a candle,
The bad are powerful men mainly because the good are sound
Hedley City Stored
A Complete New Stock of General rierchan=
dise always on hand,
Groceries, Dry Goods, Men's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes; also
Builder's Supplies, Shingles, Doors, Windows, Paints, Wall
Paper, Hardware, Stoves, Nails, Drill Steel,
Harness and Saddlery.
Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
Subscribe for the STAR, an^„?nf^astest
The Western Condensed Milk, Canning,
5$;    Coffee and Cplamerv Co.. umitfd        x
This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its dura-
bility, prettyftints, and the easy mode of mixing and applying. Put up in 23 beautiful
shades and white. As your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
McLENNAN, McFEELY & Co., Ltd.,
Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
Prof Crookes IDiscusses New Element
—Defends Old Light Theory.
Prof. Sir William Crookes, the
well-known scientist, questions the
report of the professors of the Electro-Technical Institute of  St. Pet-
• ersburg, which was deduced from
experiments with radium, that th
accepted theory of light is falsi
Prof. Crookes does not agree wit
the report, but admits that the di;
covery of radium has altered the
views of scientists on many points
Referring to the properties of radi
urn,- he said to the interviewer :
"If half a   kilogram were   in a
bottle on that table it would probi
bly kill us both.      It would almost
certainly blind   us and   burn   our
skin to   such   an   extent   that
.would not survive. The smallest
bit placed on one's skin will raise a
blister that will take months to
" Radium emits electrons at such
enormous velocity that the energy
of one gram of electrons is sufficient
to lift the whole of the British fleet
to the top of Ben Nevis, and  possi-
'; biy the   French   fleet,   too.     The
..metal must   always be a laboratory
subject,   but   experiments   with it
may lead to important discoveries."
Remarking   upon   the   extreme
isflaVcity of radium and the costliness of  its extraction   from  pitch-
«u$iffide, in which it is found in
about the proportion of a grain to
a ton. Prof. Crookes said that a
kilogram would cost ,£400,000, but
there is not so much as a kilogram
in existence.
Rare Old Whisky.
A Manitoba editor says that he
has two subscribers who frequently
get full, and every time they are in
that condition they come in and
pay a year in advance. One of
them is credited to 1941, and the
fraternity throughout the Province
are crazy to find out whatibrand of
whisky he drinks. The}' want to
offer it as a premium.
Answered by telephone : Parker
—What's wrong? You seem excited Streeter—I am. I wrote two
notes—one to my broker asking
him if be took me for a fool, and
the other to Miss Golding asking
her if she would be mine. While I
was out someone telephoned "Yes,"
and I don't know which of them it
was—Chicago News.
Once there was a man who
wasn't prepared to give advice on
how newspapers should be run.
But that was a long time ago.—
Midway Dispatch.
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Hedley Meat Market,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Saddle Horses to All Points in the Similkameen.
Advertise in the " STAR."
Hotel Tulameen
The Largest and Most Homelike Hotel in Princeton is now   j
open for the travelling public.
Our bar is stocked with the   j
Best of -Wines,   Liquors   and    i
Cigars.    Special efforts will be    j
made in the Cullinary Depart-    j
ment, and tables will be furn-    j
ished with the best the market
Princeton's Leading store!
A Large and Complete Stock of
Groceries, Hardware, Clothing, Furnishings, Boots and Shoes, Hats and
Caps, Flour and Feed.
A specialty is Made of catering to the Prospectors wants.
Lake of the Woods—The Best Flour in the
World, always carried in stock.
THE A. E. HOWSE CO., Limited.
British Columbia.
Lots for
• • • 4fc7dlw • • •
From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot.«i£«aj*
Size of Lots 50x100
Ft. and 33x100 Ft.
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent, per annum. *£
Government Head-
quarters FOr the Similkameen District.
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain
Kennedy Mountain, . Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tulameen and Aspen Grovej
and pure WATER
Send for Map and Price List to & *£ *& & *&
Resident Manager VERMILION   FORKS


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