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Published in the Interest of Princeton and Similkameen Distri
Vol. III.   No. 40.
PRINCETON, JAN. 10,  1903.
A SENSIBLE PLAN
For Utilizing Portion of Indian
Reserve  Near Hedley.
Considerable pressure has been brought
to bear in various ways by the owners o:
the Nickel Plate mine in Hedley camp
to gain possession of a portion of the Indian Reserve near Hedley City, ostensibly for the purpose of building a plantd
on it for the treatment of thei:
The ground is located to the east of,
and adjoining Hedley City townsite, and
is well situated for townsite purposes. It
is understood that the Nickel Plate peo
pie are still trying to gain possession of
- it, although the foundations for th
. stamp mill are being laid on another
site, the delay in getting the reservec
land compelling them to select a"less de
sirable location.
No good reason can be seen for thei:
continued efforts to possess it, except for
townsite "purposes.
With the advent of  a railway and the
consequent development of   the camp,
is feared that   the   available   ground
Hedley City may be  t
Under such conditions
able   that  the     Dominion   government
should open this reserved ground, which
is so suitably situated; but   it   should be
done in such a way as to   benefit the Indians as much as possi
If the government would plat the land
as a townsite, sell lots, and form a fund
to be used for the object of aiding the Indians it would be a great deal better than
parting with it to a private corporation
for a tithe of its probable value.
It is believed that by platting it a sum
of $50,000 or more could be realized.
This, placed at interest and used to
provide the Indians with food and clothing would be a work of humanity. It
would be a mistake to pay it in a lump
sum to the tribe, as it would be likely to
soon pass into the hands of scheming
white men.
WEATHER  REPORT.
Princeton meteorological   readings for
week ending Jan  7,1903:
Thursday,
an.     1— 23
2— 27
Saturday,
3— 37
Sunday,
4— 36
Mondav,
;;    5- 38
Tuesday,
Wednesday,
7— 15
Mean 29.15
I Born—On Jan. 3rd, at the home of |
Mrs. Norman, the wife of Al. Johnston of
a daughter.
HILL IN SPOKANE
Says
Great   Northern
Build at Once.
Will
1/ President J. J. Hill, of the Great Northern stated last week at Spokane that he
would immediately begin the construction of the new road through the Okanagan country to Midway, B. C, and from
the latter point up the Similkameen River the entire length of the valley.
-   "All of our energies in this part of the
country are to te centred in the building
of this road during the coming summer.
Although winter is now on, we   are  perfecting the   general details   for the new
road, and as   soon as   spring   comes the
work is to be pushed with vigor ; and as
soon as the railroad is done, we shall devote all our energies to   opening up the
resources of that wonderful co.untry, and
we shall   fill it with   settlers.    I   do
wish to talk of  a project  to   extend the
road on from Similkameen to Vancouver
but   then, you   know, the   distance   between the points is   not   great.    For the
present, let   11s rest with   the
that the road through the Okanagan a
Similkameen   countries is to be   buill
once.    To my mind this is the  most i
portant news that I can give."
A GOOD  RECEPTION.
According   to   the     Boundary   Creek'
Times of   Dec. 26th, Smith   Curtis   r
with a good reception at   Greenwood;
the   occasion of  his   recent visit   there,
when he addressed   the   electors of that
portion of iris riding.
Mr. Curtis dealt with the two per cent,
tax, the fight made by the C. P, R.
through Dunsmuir and his government
to prevent the V., V. & E. building the
Coast-Kootenay, and the desertion of
principle by his former leader Toseph
Martin.
He scored the government heavily for
abandoning the loan feature of the Coast-
Kootenay bill and substituting instead a
cash bonus of $4,500 per mile.
McLean Bros., without security, are
allowed to peddle their charter around
the country with this   aid, amounting tc
million dollars more than the V., V. &
I were willing   to accept   and  build at
Mr. Curtis was greeted with loud ap-
lause at the conclusion of his address.
Question of Honesty—If premier Prior
itends to deal honestly by West Yale,
he should lose no time in saying so.—
Nelson News.
DEVELOP GLADSTONE
Work Will Begin on Friday Cr.
Claim in the Spring.
Mr. E. P. Wheeler of Conconully,
Wash., one of the owners of the well
known Gladstone claim on Friday Creek
writes the Star under recent date as fol-
"As it is now an assured fact that the
' Hill ' road will be built through to the
coast, the owners of the Gladstone property on Friday Creek will go ahead ir
the spring and develop their property
and place it in shape to ship ore as :
as transportation is given.
"We are well pleased with the showing
made last June. We ran a sixty foot
crosscut tunnel and cut the ore at;
depth of one hundred feet. ' The lead a
this depth was seven and a half feet widi
and gave an average assay across the
whole width of 16 per cent, copper, ;
35 in gold, and 2lA oz. in silver. The
gold values are increasing rapidly
depth, surface assays only giving $2.50
per ton in this metal.
OLALLA   NEWS.
.prom
I  Coer
v Year's   Eve
held in this
from 8 p.
f We had a splendid Ne
ball here, over 150 persons
has been voted one of the
ful affairs of the kind evf
section. The dance went <
Wednesday to 6 p. m. Thursday. Refreshments were served at the Olalla Hotel, which was opened about Dec.
The upper tunnel on the Bullion group
is now in over 100 feet, and it is-expected
that high grade ore will be opened in
large quantities by Feb. ist. A double
shift was put on Monday the 5th inst.
Only a single shift has been working
heretofore.
SINGLE  TAXERS.
The Single Tax Association, of Toronto, has sent a letter to members of the
government protesting against the granting of any further aid to private corpora-
3, mentioning in this case the Grand
ik Pacific, which the association asks
should   be    constructed   as   a   national
A great many Canadians will agree
with the Single Taxers in their views on
this question.
If the government is not capable or
willing to build and operate railways on
wn account, it can at lea-t refrain
from building them for private   compan-
:, -with the public funds. •
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
Brief News Notes of Princeton
and   Vicinity.
H.Webb of Cock & Co., was laid up
for a few days this week with a severe
cold, but is now recovered somewhat.
J. Budd, who has- been on a visit to
Olalla, returned on Tuesday last. He reports an improvement in affairs at that
place, the townsite company having recently opened a large hotel and put under course of construction a bridge 150
feet long, to span Keremeos Creek.
John H. Smith of  Sterling Creek, was
a visitor to Princeton this week.
-   School   opened   on    Monday   last   in   j
charge of Miss Whillans, sister of Dr. H.
A. Whillans of this place.
The Nickel Plate owners are reported
to have purchased 1000 acres of land
about 15 miles down the Similkameen
River from this place.
Hugh Hunter,- the Mining Recorder,
and F. Wampole, left Tuesday for Nicola
Lake with Johnson, the Swede who was
injured by exposure. He will be'sent to
the hospital at Kamloops for   treatment.
WANTS CHEAPER COKE.
The Nelson, B. C. News hints that
Paul Johnson, superintendent of the
Greenwood smelter, has been asking for
a rate for Cascade power, in the event of
his plant being enlarged. Steam is now
the motive power. Mr. Johnson said
that he hoped that the Great Northern
railway company would push on with
their road building through the Boundary country. When the railway reached
Greenwood they would be able to obtain
coke for $5 per ton, whereas at the pres-
t time they pay something over $6,and
about one hundred tons a day are consumed in the Mother Lode smelter, with
only two furnaces in operation, the cost
of coke was a serious matter. The C. P.
R. gave the Boundary mines a pretty fair
on their ore shipments at the presume, but Mr. Johnson thought the
advent of a competing railway would
a a lower freight rate on coke.
A NEW RAILROAD.
It is
given out that Senator Turner and
D. C. Corbin are the leaders in an enterprise for the construction of a railroad
line from Spokane to the Canadian bor-
Idaho, where it will connect with
the Crow's Nest Pass system of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
THE SMUUMEEN STAR
PRINCETON,  B.   C,
\m.  PRINCETON  PUBLISHING CO.
A. E. HOWSE,      -     Manager.
honest subordination of the people's
interests to the dictates of that owner of many law-makers, the Canadian Pacific Railway Co.
Even now the present government would throw every possible
obstacle in Hill's way if it dared
to face the storm of public opini
that would assail it. Hill's great
sin—an unpardonable one to the
members of the government-
that he did not ask for a big cash
and land bonus, and then divide
portion of the spoils with the men
instrumental in helping to rob the
province.
SCALE OF PRICES ON LEGAL NOTICES.
jularity in receipt of their paper.
ces, $5 to *]
All cheques to be made payable
A. E. HOWSE.
RAILWAY IN  1903.
Anything more explicit than
President Hills recent utterance at
Spokane regarding the intentions of
the Great Northern Railway Co. in
building through this district,
would De difficult toget.
In saying they would build to
the headwaters of the Similkameen
in 1903, Mr. Hill meant the junction of the Tulameen and Similkameen rivers at Princeton, not the
headwaters of the Similkameen
where it rises in the Hope range.
What course the line will take from
this place, the company seems at
present unwilling to make   known.
The direction taken by their surveyors and engineers indicates
plainly the course they would prefer to take, and there is no good
reason to believe they found it a
very difficult one over which to
construct a railroad.
When the road is built from
Princeton coastwards, it will, in all.
probability continue to follow the
Similkameen River.
It is noticeable that Mr.- Hill refers to the Similkameen as-a "wonderful'.' country, whieh his-railway
will populate^--;"; ^f^'^;*X:
Is it not a significant fact that an
American company should recognise and give access to a- district in
British Columbia which our wise (?)
legislators doubted the richness of
and refused to construct a road
through.
If not a reflection on their business ability and intelligence, it,p,er-
tainly must   convict   them of   dfs-
EDITORIAL NOTES.
And still no word about that
mail service from Penticton to
Princeton. Petition after petition
appears to have.dropped into obli'
'ion unheeded by the powers that
be. Could Galliher not be induced
to take a rest from that lead question for a da}' or two and press our
claims on the government.
Clifford Sifton, special representative of the C. P. R. in the Dom-
ion government, has declared • that
no bonus-shall be given the' Grand
Trunk's transcontinental line.
Whether Sifton's stand is dictated
by the C. P. R., or the growing
dislike of Canadians to the bonus
system, it is difficult to say. At
any rate the people are glad to
hear it.
The announcement that the C.P.
R. will construct a line of railway
from the Kootenay country to Spokane to compete with the Great
Northern, comes almost simultaneously with Hill's declaration of his
intention to build through this
country without delay. Does it
not look a little as though the Canadian company was "getting even"
with Hill for invading its sacred
preserve.- 'By the way, what subsidy is the C. P. R. getting from 01-
ympia for its Washington line?
Hedley Meat Market,
CHAS. RICHTER, Manager.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
===HEAT5===
NOTICE.
:r of Lands and Works for per:
ase 480 acres of mountain pas
d   being situated   near Wolf Cn
NOTICE. Jpf
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a renewal of a Special Licence to -cut timber
on the following land, situated in the disti ict of P3
Yale, Similkameen division, commeucintr at a
post about 25 yards west  of C B. Harrf
chains north, t
NOTICE.
B40O73andB4oo76re
-21 ■ RICHARD   H. PA RK1NSON, P. L
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
. date I intend to apply tc the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 640 acres of pasture land in the South
a Section of Yale   District described as   fol-
of northeast corner post cf L. 902 (my pre-
lius, thence south 160 chains, thence east 40
GEORGE McCULLOUGH.
Notice   of Forfeiture.
EXANDER ALLAN, of Rossland, I
that after the   publication   h
:ion of the  exp
Fractional Mineral Clai
NOTICE.
'listrict.   Where located :—On Copper Mon
ro.  B564S9, Free   Min
No. B54414 intend, sixty days fro:
. .ply to the M	
)VESi P.L.S.
Subscribe for the Star and get
the latest mining news—only $2.00
per
NOTICE.
1     the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works     £>"-
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
And running 80 chains west, So chains south
GEO. W. ALDOUS, Locator!-
I. C. BUDD, Agent.
Dated this6th day 6f Dec, 1902. d-i;
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PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
UNDERGROUND SURVEYS.
PRINCETON,     -    -     B. C.
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.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
THE COPPER SHORTAGE.
Where Are We to Look For Further
Supplies ?
The shrinkage in European co^ -
per stocks revealed at the end of
m last October was remarkable, stand-
<_ 'ng as they did at 16,657 tons, as
ugainst 20,965 tons at end of
October, 1901, and 28,812 tons at
end of October, 1900. Yet, strange
to say, instead of the price advancing, at the end of October, 1900, it
was ^72, at the end of October,
1901, it was ^64 17s. 6d., and at
the end of last month ,£51 17s. 6d.
per ton, says an English mining
journal.
Nowadays the stock of copper
does not, however, count for much
as an indicator so long as the deliveries are ample. The altered conditions of business have brought in
a.system of direct deliveries from
the mines to the consumer, and
very little copper is sent to the public stores. Yet that little is shrinking slowly but surely.
Let us look now at the deliveries.
The total quantity of copper delivered to consumers in Europe for 12
months ending October, 1900, was
272,1,-55 tons ; for 12. months ending October, 1901, was 235,042
tons ; for 12 months ending October, 1902, was 282,516 tons. On
the latter year's deliveries the
monthly average is over 23,000
that the European stocks of 16,657
tons do not represent a month's deliveries. We repeat, the stocks are
of little account if the supplies are
ample, but if- a fire, a flood, or a
strike occurred at any of the big
mines, then the ordinary deliveries
of the other mines, together with
the stock, would be under the consumers' requirements.
One cannot tell what the Americans are doing, or how they are engineering the market, but with fig-
- ures like the above we cannot help
thinking that they portend an early change of the situation.
. The American stocks, according
to Dr. Ledoux's recent report, are
about 62,000 tons, but, taking the
American and European consumption together as over 500,000 tons
per annum, as 78,000 tons, it means
that the total stocks represent only
about two months' supply.
It is not- only that the visible
stocks of copper are shrinking, but
that the mines which yield at present the available supplies are tending towards exhaustion. Where,
then, are we to look for further
supplies ?
Two Rinds of Promoters.
"There are promoters—and promoters," says the Coulterville
Chronicle. ''Woe is the lot of the
mining camp to which comes one of
these promoters of the class that
wants the immortal cinch on every
thing in sight for a couple of years,
who has no real interest in th2 welfare of the camp, and when he finds
he cannot corner the earth or the
mines thereof, devotes his time to
.crying down the very property
which but a short time before he
was trying to gain possession. The
promoter who will deal honestly
both with the mine owner and eaj
italists seeking investment should
be a welcome addition to any camp.
Eet him mike .\h.tle nay on a
deal, the transaction Jias been a
benefit to the camp. But as for the
disgruntled promoter who degenerates into the knocker with his evei
ready hammer—the devil take
him."
Laugh
Have you dyspepsia ?    Laugh on
getting up.
Are   you   unfortunate ?    Eaugh
before dinner.
Are   you   poor ?    Eaugh before
supper.
Are you hurried ?    Eaugh when
in bed.
It only takes half  a minute.    It
costs nothing.    Eaugh.
I ask you to laugh, but I am not
j'esting—I mean it.    The man who
wins laughs ; but   why ?    Becai
he   laughed   before.     Never   Ii
through   an   entire    day   without
laughing at   least   once.    Neith
minister or medicine will   help like
that.    Both   body and   mind   will
show   the   good    effect   within   a
month.        Try     it.—Philadelphia
North American.
Subscribe for the Star.
|J. A.SCHUBERT
HAS OPENED A BRANCH STORE AT
HEDLEY   CITY,
And begs to announce that he will carry everything required  in a  Mining *
Camp.   A Complete New Stock at Modern Prices. V
A Car of N. W. Oats and a Car of Columbia Milling Company's ¥
Flour just arrived at Penticton. W
Shingles a
id Builders' Supplies always on hand.
J. A. SCHUBERT.
DRIARD HOTEL,
NICOLA LAKE,
The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the rrarket affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
TELEPHONE- BATH.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Eines.
Subscribe for the STAR
and get the Latest
?      . nining News.
THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE
WITH WHICH IS AMALGAMATED
THE BANK OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
HEAD OFFICE—TORONTO.
PAID TIP CAPITAL,    -      -      -      -      $8,000,000
RESERVE FUND, 2,500,000
Aggregate Resources over $72,000,000.
HON. GEO. A.   COX—President.
B. E. WALKER, General Manager.    J. H. PLUMMER, Asst. Gen. Manager
LONDON 0FFICE-60 LOMBARD STREET, E. C.
Savings Bank Department.   Interest paid on minimum monthly balapees
Gold  dust purchased,  and  every   description  of   banking  business   transacted.
C. W. HAEEAMORE,    -    Manager Kamloops Branch.
MURALO WALL FINISH.
This finish is more popular this year than
ever, and has won its popularity by its dura=
bility, pretty tints, and the easy mode of mix=
ing and applying. Put up in 23 beautiful
shades and white. As your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
McLENNAN, McFEELY & Co., Ltd.,
Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
VANCOUVER, B. C.
IP
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
$750,0.00 WORTH OF MULISH-
NESS;
"If the strike in the Le Roi had-
been averted when copper was at
its high point, a loss, direct and indirect, of $750,000 would not hav
resulted," said Governor C. H
Mackintosh-a few days ago, in th
Spokesman-Review. "If from the
first the Le Roi had "received fail
play, it would today be the best
mine in British Columbia."
Sdeaking of the Giant Mine, of
which Mr. MacKenzie is head,
said : "Last year in the Giant we
discovered cobalt and molybdenum.
The former is worth $1.60 a pound
and the latter $800 to $1000 a ton.
In places there are deposits that are
large, but the average of these min
erals will be 3 per cent, in col a1
and 2j4 in molybdenite. We havj
made a shipment of 250 pounds of
average samples 'to Vivian,
Swansea, Wales."
Has No Railway Policy.
The Victoria Colonist is enthusiastic over the railway policy'of the
Prior government. As a matter of
fact, the Prior government has not
announced its railway policy, and it
is doubted even that it has one.
The Prior government is a makeshift government, just as was its
predecessor. Its policy on all
auestions will be made and shifted
in order to keep itself in pdw
The people may not get. the wo
of it, but that depends not on wl
the government would do, but on
• what two or three men acting with
the government will do.
The Prior policy, no doubt,
cash bonus and grants of land to
railway promoters. The people are
" to contribute in land and money
the first cost of the railway?, and
When they are built they will hav
neither cash, land, nor railways
but, instead, will only have the
privilege of using railways on the
railwa}' companies' own terms.
That is Prior's progressive railway policy stripped naked.—Nelson Tribune.
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Our  bar   is  stocked with the s
Best  of Wines,   Liquors   and j
Cigars.    Special efforts will be j
made in the Cullinary Depart- \
ment, and fables  will be furn- s
ished with the best the market
affords.
PRINCETON,   B. C.
GEO. W. ALDOUS, Prop.
 jjjjj     JAN IO 1903.
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Princeton's Leading store
A Large and Complete Stock of
GENERAL
:-MERCHANDISE-:
ALWAYS ON HAND.
HERE IS THE PLACE TO BUY
Groceries,  Hardware, Clothing, Furnish-
ings, 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.
A. E. HOWSE.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
VMBETOl
•    •
British Columbia.
Lots for
• • • aa-S £*..! W • O •
PRESENT PRICES OF
LOTS
From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot.^^
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
FINE CLIMATE
and pURE WATER
ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM
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Send for Map and Price List to «£«£•£ t£ t£
ERNEST  WATERMAN,
Resident Manager VERMILION  FORKS
MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.

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