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Vol. IV.   No.
PRINCETON, APR. 18, 1903.
Of Provincial Mining Association Formed.
The meeting called for Wednesday
evening April 15th, to discuss the organization of a branch of the Provincial
Mining Association at this place was
well attended by all public spirited citizens of the town. Mr. C. E. Thomas
was elected chairman of the meeting and
read the constitution and by-laws of the
Provincial Association, together .with the
resolutions passed at the Victoria convention and now being pressed upon the
' These called forth an interesting discussion which was participated in by
Messrs. Groves, Waterman, Knight,
Snowden and others, some commenting
favorably on the work of the Association,
and some criticising- it very freely.
It was finally moved by Mr. E. Water
man and seconded by Mr. H. Webb, that
a Princeton branch be organized, the m<
tion carrying by a large majority. Th;
was the signal for retreat by a few irn
concilables, and the rest of the meetin
Vyas left entirely in the hands of those
desirous of organizing.
At the   request  of the   chairman,
wishing to become members signed their
names in the minute   book, which done,
it was found that   the Association would
begin life with a healthy membership.
The next order of business was- the election of officers for the ensuing year,
which resulted as follows:
H. Webb, President.
W. Knight, Vice-President.
E. Waterman, and Vice-President.
G. E. Winkler, Secretary.
C. E. Thonias, Treasurer.
F. W. Groves, Geo. W. Aldous and C.
Willarson, were elected members of the
On motion of Mr. Waterman, seconded by Mr. Webb, it was decided to hold
another meeting on Wednesday evening,
April 23rd, when definite arrangements
would be made for regular meetings to
be held in future.
Before adjourning, the Association
passed hearty votes of thanks to Mr. C.
E. Thomas, the chairman, for services
rendered, and to Mr. A. E. Howse for the
use of the room in which the meeting
was held.
it is to spend small sums of money when
you have a large amount about you.
How much safer and better it would be
to keep your spare money in the bank.
Bank of Hamilton, Kamloops, is at your
Both Great Northern   and C.
P. R. to  Build.
Rumors of activity in railway cii
have drifted in this week, indicating
that both the Great Northern and the C.
P. R. are -preparing to build through from
Midway to the coast in the immediate
Guthrie, a contractor working on the
Great Northern branches in   the   Fraser
Valley, is said to have stated recently
an interview with the representative ol
wholesale   hardware firm of Vancouv
that he expected to be working   on a i
mile contract west of Midway some time
during August or September next.
Reports are also current that the C. P.
R. have resolved to begin building their
Midway to Spence's Bridge line this
son, and the recent trip of Supt. Marpole
to Montreal, is said to have been for the
purpose of making the necessary arrangements for the commencement of this en-
Just what amount of truth there may
be in these ru'mors, it is of course difficult to say. Doubtless late coast papers
(if we were able to get them) would give
us some information regarding  the mat-
Chas. W. Hill, better known as " Newsy," passed through here early Wednesday morning on his way to Hedley, having come from Spence's Bridge on a bicycle. By travelling at night when the
snow was frozen hard, very fair progress
was made. It seems the advantages of |
the bicycle for travelling over snow have
not been sufficiently advertised. From
this on it will have to be classed with
the Norwegian ski and the Indian snow
shoe. Probably we shall next hear of a
dash for the North Pole ty some adventurous bicyclist in search of fame and adventure.
Princeton meteorological   readings for
weekending Apr  8, 1903:
Maximum Minimum
Thermometer Thermomete
Thursday,   Apr.    9— 44 18
Friday,           "      10— 45 23
Saturday,      *'     11— 44 20
Sunday,         •'      12— 52 16
Monday,        "     13— 49 20
Tuesday,       "     14— 42 28
Wednesday,  "     15— 55 3I
Mean 47.28
M. F. Warren has sold his stock, lot
and building in. Hedley, to an eastern
merchant, and   is now building  a   new
By Slipping Across the Boundary Line.
Wm. Scott, an hotel keeper of Keremeos, accused of obtaining money under
false pretences, and for whose arrest a
warrant was issued, has decamped to
Uncle Sam's domains, thus escaping
It appears that Scott had taken a partner into his business who resides at Nelson-, and had also made a partnership
agreement with a party in this section.
Both partners, unknown to each other,
were contributing funds to the business,
and the discovery by the Nelson. man
of Scott's second partnership caused the
In an address before the recent meeting of the executive committee of the
American Mining Congress, Irwin Ma-
hon made an eloquent appeal for a national department of mines and mining,
which will be read with deep interest by
those who understand the need for just
recognition of the industry which is the
backbone of all others, says Mining, a
Spokane journal devoted to the interests
of mining:
" It was the ihdustry of mining that
opened the way of our nation's industrial change and emancipation, and it is the
industry, and the only industry known
to man, that yields the product, that battered or melted, hidden in secret vaults,
or buried in the earth, losing all semblance of earlier use or form, through all
and every vicissitude of time and place,
will remain to be the creature of man's
changing tastes and fashion to the end ofl
" The desire to increase the production
of our precious metals is not a sordid or
a narrow, local, selfish one. Its importance reaches beyond the interest of the
miner who mines it, the railroad that
transports it, the smelter who treats it,
or the state or country in which it is
found. It is an industry as wide as human commerce and civilization, and its
product is inspired, not by selfishness,
but by a patriotic and industrial sentiment and inspiration, that should be fostered and protected in every way by the
government and a loyal people, in the
same patriotic spirit that we protect and
defend the flag of the nation. And to
encourage and protect the productive industries of the people is the highest type
of statesmanship under any form of government."
Brief News Notes of Princeton
and   Vicinity.
W. S. Wilson of Hedley City, spent a
few days in town this week.
Messrs. Popham, McFarlane, Campbell, Merrill and Clement, who have Been
prospecting recently in the Southern
Oregon gold belt, returned to Princeton
on Saturday last. They purpose spending a month or so doing assessments in
Aspen Grove and on   Copper Mountain.
H. H. Pigott was kicked by a horse
last week and so badly cut in thag-fcieei1^
that the servic^«CT^,W|jyj*&*s^were required. The accident came near being
an extremely serious one. Mr. Pigott is
now sufficiently recovered   to   be  about
Ed. Richter and Miss Summers were
married at Keremeos on Wednesday, the
15th inst., the wedding being celebrated
at the home of the groom's father.
The Nickel Plate Co. are building a
road up Twenty Mile Creek, by which to
haul lumber for their dam and flume.
Grading for the flume has also been commenced.
Dr. Whillans returned Wednesday
from a visit to Hedley City.
The case against J. Jamieson for damage done to Tumah's house was tried at
Keremeos before E. Bullock-Webster,
and resulted in an acquittal.
A Liberal Association was formed in
Hedley on the nth inst. No particulars
as to the business transacted at its first
meeting has yet been received.
Several travellers have managed to get
over the road between this place and Aspen Grove this week, and Princeton people are beginning to complain that no
mail has reached here for nearly
two week's. The concensus of opinion is
that letters at least might have been got
through on a pack horse.
W. Chisholm, of Aspen Grove, came in
from that camp on Thursday.
Several prominent business men of
Hedley are protesting against the closing
of a number of streets, for which M. K.
Rogers is applying to the courts.
Situated at the head of Bromley Creek abou
six miles southwest of Princeton in the Yale Div
isiou of Yale District, British Columbia.com
mencmg at a post
Tublished Weekly at   '
A. E. HOWSE,      -     Manager.
Payable Invariably in Adva
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
rregularity iu receipt of their paper.
All cheques to be made payable to
The London Times has received
its first wireless telegram from New
York. What a blessing a Marconi
iving station would be in the
Similkameen during these days ofl
delayed mails !
Commenting upon the government* ownership of railways and
the feeling towards it in the west,
the Toronto Telegram says :
" Those westerners are educated on
railway matters. A daily struggle
with C. P. R. rates for years have
taught them more about stocks and
bonds on which the railways realize, and on which the people have
to pay the interest, than would a
lifetinie of theory study. Manitoba and the territories believe in
government owned railways, because they have seen Canada build
at least one railway and present it
to a company that has been busy
ever since bleeding the country for
every cent it could stand.'"
The Telegram might have gone
a little further and said that British
Columbia besides learning from the
experience it has had with the C.
P. R., an experience which differs
little with that of the Northwest
Territories, has been cursed with a
host of misfit administrations that
have struggled with might and
main to give to corporations, larj
and small, every asset that cduld
by hook or crook be transferred
from the province to the grafters
who were after them. We have
seen our coal fields pass out of
hands, the gift of a boodling government ; we have seen millions of
acres of our lands with mineral and
timber thrust upon subsidy hunters
by incapable and dishonest administration, and   now we   are on the
eve of witnessing another big "land
grab, which though contrary to the
wishes of the people, will still be
consummated, and not for the country's good, but for private gain.
How long we are to tamely submit
to this sort of thing depends not
upon the government but upon the
people. If they will persist
sending irresponsible representatives to the legislature, men without either moral stamina or princi
pie, the fault lies with them as the
remedy rests on their own hands,
in the Selection of representatives electors would think less of |
the personal side of the .candidates
and more of the principles they
pledged to support, there would be
less cause of dissatisfaction with
what the governments do. If the |
people suffer it is because they do
not choose to apply the remedy
that will relieve them.—Nelson
ie following
l   of Cedai
By the redistribution act passed
at Ottawa, Yale-Cariboo will in future elect two members to the
House of Commons instead of one
formerly. This change was justified by the increase of population
and unwieldy size of the riding represented by Mr. Galliher. There
is now another opening for an aspir-
ng statesman longing to sacrifice
(?) himself for the good of the
license to prospect for coal on the following
Subscribe for the Star  and  get
the latest mining news—only $2.00
 of the Mineral Act, and  if~„™.„
days from the date of this notice you fail or re
ise to contribute your p. oportion of the abovi
if 2?? * 'WJ11 ?ch 1S now due> together witl
11 costs of adverti-ing, your interest in the sai<
aim .will become the propertyx>f the undersign
Hndor Section 4 of an Act entitled •• An Act t.
Dated at Princeton, B. C, this 7th day of Feb
iary, 1903.
Michael Foy.
V~2 Jno. Patterson.
THIRTY days 1
the Chief Cos
for a license to pi
nd to apply 1
nds and WorV
n the followin
inch  of Ceds
:nd to apply to thi
Lands and Wcrki
Thirty days after date I intend to apply to th
Chief Commissioner of I ands and Works fo
""   :nse to prospect for coal on the following de
Duncan Macphai
qpHIRTY days from date I intend to apply tc
license to prospect for coal on th<	
, j-hoyisions'of the Mineral Act, and if I
you fail or refuse to contribute your por proportions of the above mentioned sum, which is now
lue, together with all costs of advertising, your
.nterests in said claim will become the property
of the undersigned, under Section 4 of an Act en-
Improvement Certificates.
Iron Mask Mineral Claim, situate in the Similkameen   Mining Division   of Yale District.
Where  located :—Wolf Lake, South Fork
Similkameen River.
Take notice that I, Krnest Waterman, agent
for the Vermilion  Forks  Mining and Develop-  '
ment Company, Limited, Free  Miner's Certificate No. B56486, .intend, aixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder  for a
Certificate of Improvement, for the purpose of
Dated this 28th day of Marc!
a Reine Mineral Claim, situate in the Simi
meen Mining Division of Yale Dist
Where located:—On Kennedy   Monn)
hereof to apply to the Mining Recorder for a cer-
taimnga Crown grant of the above claim.
ty of March, 1903.
t Company, Limited, Free  Miner's   Certify
No. B56486,   intend, sixty  days  from  date
 of, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements, for the  purpose of
And further take notice that action, under sec-
if such' Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 28th day of March, A. D. 1903.    m-23
ksburg and Quebec 1
  :ty days from the  date   hereof!
o apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate-
if Improvements, for the purpose of obtaininga
if such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this eighteenth  day of February, A. D.
J. E.I
I Agent.
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
Tibed lands':—""
f>. French's claim, 80 chi
t,8o chains north, to 1
t. and  containing  640
Located this 5th day of March.'igos'."
Of British Golumbia.
In the Matter of the
'Land Registry Act" and Amending
Acts, and
In the Matter of Hedley Townsite.
1 applies
plan  of Hedley Tow __
 .—    Registry Office at Kfamloops.by
closing all streets in  that  portion  of the  said
:ek and souti of SHa*
the east by tl
aryof" the",:Mafeking'
ordered   t
said application and of the said order be",
l|shed for six weeks in the " Similkameen St
a'nd that"sIfdnn<Stire-YCekly News"Adve
Its in the Land Registry Office at Kfamlo
— that the said application be adjourned t<
^uf?L°°_a!;A?.exP??t,°,f of tM publica
Dated th's 23rd day of March. A D ioo-i
'-9 Solicitors for Applies
 Apr   18   19*3.
Gold Mining Lowers Other Metals.
It is but a comparatively short
period of time since the terms gold
mining, silver mining, and copper
mining, lead mining and zinc min
ing had definite meanings. Each
wag a branch of mining limited to
fairly definite bounds. Metallurgical science had not then advanced
to a point which took account of
more than the principal metal in
an ore. Then if one metal
could be commercially obtained
from an ore, the metallurgists v
satisfied to merely eliminate the
others. Exceedingly rich ores 1
rying a mixture of the minerals or
several metals, that could not be
reduced by one or other of the practiced metallurgical methods foi
single metals, had to be thrown
The change of metallurgical science towards its present development has been constant, and latterly at a very rapid rate. It has
largely broken down the old distinctions between the different
kinds of mining. It can, indeed,
be said that there are no longer any
separable branches of metal mining,
but only modifications of a stand
ard practice. Ores are now mined
for all the metal in them. What
was formerly wasted is now saved.
Gold mining which was formerly
all either placer or quartz is now
only largely these two. It has
been extended in the commercial
sense over what was formerly described as silver, copper, lead or
zinc mining, and has been made inclusive of gold recovery from the
complex ores which sometimes contain a little of everything. The
commercial result of this is that as
a result of mining for gold there is
a large and increasing production
of silver, copper, lead and zinc as
incidental products. Sometimes
these operations are referred to as
mining for one or the other of the
other metals, but it will appear on
consideration that the gold recovery was the real basis of the operation.
There is no competition in gold
production. There is no market
price to send up or down by supply
and demand. The gold itself is the
market measure. There is competition in the production of the other metals. There are always the
elements of supply and demand affecting sale prices received by producers of these m etals. With gold
production, any of these other metals produced constitutes additions
to the supply which do not come
primarily to satisfy a demand for
these metals. They .would not be
produced to supply a demand.
Their sale on the market is largely
unaffected by the cost of production. They are a by-product for
which anything received   is  addit
ional profit to the gold mining.
The aggregate of such non-competitive production is already large.
Its proportion to total production is
increasing. Take a single instance
of a gold mining camp producing
2500 tons of ore daily, that contains
only a dollar a ton more gold than
will just pay all the costs of mining
and metallurgical recovery, and
with it 1.5 per cent, of recovered
copper, that alone cannot pay half
of the costs. Obviously the camp
could not exist dependent on copper production. Just as obviously
it does exist on the gold production
independent of the copper prodi
tion. The latter has, however, to
be produced to get the gold, and,
produced, it is, of course, sold at its
market price. But 1 y2 per cent,
copper from 2500 tons of ore is 75,-
000 pounds of copper daily and 22,-
500,000 of annual production, assuming 300 working days a year.
This amount alone is a sufficient
proportion of the total production
to make a surplus which will depress prices. It is as well a production which agreements to restrict production will not restrict,
The suppositious case here presented is practically the duplicate of an
actual case, and of the kind it is
only one of many, in which varying ratios of gold and copper contents, with or without silver, make
commercial propositions based on
the gold production.
The same condition exists with
silver and lead ; the former alone
will make a commercial business
ores which contain large quantities
of lead as a by-product. Such ores
are mined and produced for the silver. If the price of lead is high so
much the better. If it is low it reduces the profits, but does not wipe
them out, and the mining and lead
production go on just the same.
Some of the silver-lead mines of
British Columbia are producing
lead simply because it is an unavoidable by-product of the silver production. It does not produce any
profit to the miner, but it loads up
the market and is bearing down the
price of lead to the disadvantage of
ores that can, if mined at all, only
be mined for lead.—Mining and
Scientific Press.
"See here," protested the charitable man, "you touched me for a
quarter last week, and here you are
again." " Well, gee whizz ! " ex
claimed the beggar, "ain't you
earned anything since ? "—Philadelphia Press.
A sitting of the County Court will be
held at Princeton on Thursday, April 23,
By Order,
Registrar County Court.
Princeton, Feb. 28th, 1903.
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, andnig„?„f Sewastest
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. As your dealer for a
color card or send direct to
McLENNAN, McFEELY & Co., Ltd.,
Wholesale and Retail Hardware Merchants,
Have Women Intuition?
In a recent-magazine article William S. Walsh discusses the question, " Have Women Intuition ?"
He does not throw bouquets to fern
inine vanity, for he writes :.
• literature is the final expression
of human thought. If women car
Jay claim to a special faculty of in
tuition, why do they not manifest
it in their writings ? Intuition, if
jt means anything, means the faculty that gets down to the germ of
actions and characteristics and focuses external traits into a central
verity recognizable to the general
public. Now there are more female writers than male. No woman poet has ever written an inevitable line, a line that flashes spontaneously out of the unknown and
casts an illuminating light upon
the abyss. Woman has added
practically nothing to our stock of
familiar quotations. Take down your
Bartlett or your anthology, and
you may be surprised to find that
from Mrs Browning to Mrs. Mey-
nell women have never coined a
I phrase which has passed into the
j common currency of speech. Mrs.
Browning has indeed written fine
lines, but nothing of hers can be
said to have become a household
Nor has any woman novelist created any character that is generally
recognized as typical. George Eliot lias come closest with her Tito
Melema and Mrs. Poyser. You
would appeal only to the educated
few if you described a person as a
Tito or a Poyser. But call a man a
Don Quixote, a Micawber, a Dogberry, a Falstaff, a Colonel New-
come, a Parson Adams, a Bob
Acres ; call a woman a Mrs. Mala-
prop, a Becky Sharp, a Beatrice, a
Diana Vernon, a Meg Merrilies,
and even the illiterate will mentally classify the individual as you
. wish him or her to be classified.
"Ah, but,''you say, "in real
life women are the true intuitions.
.They size up a woman .or a man at
& glance. They are never mistaken when they trust to their yaQtrap-;
I can only testify to my own experience. I have not found that
women's snap judgments of character are imbued with any special
verity. They form likes of dislikes
quicker than man does, because
they are quicker on the trigger of
conjecture. They can only be
of two things—right or wrong. If
time proves that they are right, as
they must be in fifty per cent, of
cases, the right guess is remembered and treasured up by the slower-
minded man as an extraordinary
instance of intuition. The wrong
guess is forgotten.
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Apr. 5. Nickel-Plate mnie^-=Servlee-2:30
p. m.; Healey City 7 p. m.
" 12. Princeton—Service  11 a. m.
"       Granite Creek—Service 7:30 p.:
" 19. Princeton—Service 7:30 p. m.;
School 5:30 p.m.
" 20. Princpton—Service 11 a. m,
School 10 a. m.;   Granite   Creek
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A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
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fomplete Coking Quality Tests.
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Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
Largest Sale in Canada \
A Strong
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Try Best Patent Brand.
JAS. J. LOUTIT,   Agent,
Box 158 Vancouver, B. C.
Hedley Meat Market,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Wood, Vallance & Leggat, Ltd.,
Miners', Lumber and Mill supplies.
B*   C.   Agents  for   Black  Diamond  Files*
Send us your orders by Mail, and they will receive Prompt and Careful Attention.
i Hedley City Stored
j     A Complete New Stock of General Herchan=
V dise always on hand,
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,
1 Harness and Saddlery.
5 Headquarters for Enderby Hungarian Flour, Northwest Oats, &c
Advertise in the " STAR."
Hotel Tulameen
The Largest and Most Homelike Hotel in Princeton is now *
open for the travelling public.
Our bar is stocked with the
Best of Wines,' Liquors and
Cigars. Special efforts will be
made in the Cullinary Department, and tables will be furnished with-the best the market
Princeton's Lending store I
A Large and Complete Stock of
Groceries,  Hardware, Clothing, Furnishings, Boots and Shoes, Hats and
Caps, Flour and Feed.
A Specialty is Made ot catering to the Prospector's 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
• ••4^CllC • • •
From $2.00 to $10.
Per Front Foot*^«^
Size of Lots 50x1 00
Ft. and 33x100 Ft.
Terms: 1-3 Cash;
Bal. 3 and 6 months,
with interest at 6 per
cent, per annum. «£
Government Head-
quarters For the Similkameen District.
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tulameen and Aspen Grovej
and pure WATER
Send for Map and Price List to <£ *£ *£ <& *&
Resident Manager VERMILION FORKS


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