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Princeton is the Hub and Beauty Spot for Homes.
—   ^^ Princeton is the nub and Beauty bpot tor norm
Hate hurts those who nurse it and lying makes man despised.
The Eyes of many Thousands of People are Turned Towards the Similkameen—It is the most Discussed District in the West Today and
Acknowledged to be the Greatest Mineral Section in North America—Coal, Iron, Gold, Silver, Copper, Platinum, Limestone, and Fire Clay.
Vol. vi.   No. i.
$2 a Year, in Advance,
Hotel will Rise Before Many
Days   on   the  Burned
Tuiameen Site.
Former Princetonians Returning; with
Long Looked for Turn in Tide
of Fortune.
W, C. McDougall of Olalla was in
town Wednesday attending to bis mineral interests in this vicinity. He predicts a great wave of prosperity in the
district npon railway construction. Mr.
McDougall has been long enough in the
Similkameen to make several fortunts
had there been transportation, but his
faith in the mines remains asundeviating
as the pole star.
The site of the Tuiameen hotel owned
by Geo. Aldous and others, on which
stood the structure burned a year ago,
has been purchased by P. D. Macdonald
for #1500. As soon as the transfer is complete, which requires the consent of Nelson parties, construction of a large three-
story frame building will be commenced
Billy Wilson will superintend its erection
which it is expected will begin in about
two weeks.
The latest drink at the coast is ginger
ale with a gin stick in it and is called
"smooth Mike."
W. Wilson, came in on Saturday's stage
from Vancouver where he has been in
business as contractor and builder. He
is favorably known in the Similkameen
and Kootenay where he made ground
floor mining investments and has also a
residence in Princeton. His faith in the
Similkameen has never waned and his
presence here may be taken as an indication of an impending building boom.
Religions service tomorrow at 2:30
p.m. by Rev. A. J. Fowlie.
Neil Huston  was a passenger on the
I  stage trom Spence's Bridge last Saturday,
he having come back to bis old  'stamp-
1 ing ground'   with an  eye for business.
I Mr. Huston was one of the popular pro-
AJ prietors of the Commercial hotel at Hed-
^7 ley some time ago but has recently re-
\ sided at Kamloops.   His plans are not
fully developed but he has come here in
advance of the railroad to   make sure
of the good things that usually come to
the proverbial early bird.
Dan Munro, who keeps a stopping place
on the Nicola toad, is enlarging his premises and has a large barn in course of
erection by D. Ross. Dan often hears
\he puff of a locomotive in his dreams,
which he believes will come true next
fall.    Dream on, dear Dan !
A cumber of Princeton's 'old boys' at
the coast are heading this way. Podunk
Davis will be here in May accompanied
by many other old timers.   A. F. Gwin
and R. Stevenson are coming with capital. Messrs. Starwahlt and O'Connor
are at Nicola and report others coming
from Bellingham and Seattle.
John Downing, at one time in the employ of the A. E. Howse Co., and who
has a host of friends here, has been seriously ill all winter at his home in Vancouver. Mr. Downing underwent climatic treatment at Savonas for his pulmonic complaint but the atmosphere was
too rigorous. His friend3 here express
earnest wishes for his recovery.
Jack Thynne has a bunch of 500 sheep
which are prolific breeders and fine wool
producers. He has a splendid ranch for
sheep raising and mixed farming, there
being good upland pasture and bottom
meadows well supplied with everlasting
water. He has also an orchard and garden which produces fruit and vegetables
in perfection, not omitting the lusciousj
Mining Paragraphs.
A party of eastern capitalists will arrive in Princeton Tuesday and proceed to
Copper mountain to examine mineral
A smelter is projected at Midway by
the B.C. Copper Co.
C. F. Law will be at Bear creek in early
May to expend $8,000 on wagon road to
his mineral properties.
The value of a mine, or group of mines,
to any locality is often measured roughly
by the number of dollars and value of the
output, but there is another side of it
The mine, in addition to employing a
very large amount of labor, all of which
is well paid, expends a very large sum of
money for its own supplies. For instance, among the items of expense for
operating the mines of the Anaconda
grou, occur the following: Candles,
$43,000; electric lights, $15,000; powder,
$146,000; timber, $320,000, and labor,
$3-500,000. It would seem from this that
a mine creates business as well as produces profit and the communities that
are fortunate enough to be located in
mining districts often owe all and generally owe much of their business and trade
to these same mines.
The lowest costs of a placer mining
operation by hydraulicing was at Iron
Hill, Placer county, California. Here a
gravel giving only three cents a yard is
reported to have given a profit. There
may have been lower costs than at this
place, but, if so, we do not know of it.
Copper is more active and prices
steadily maintained.
The reported sale of J. Thynne's mineral claim adjoining Summit No, 2 near
Otter Flat is premature. The property
will be thoroughly examined, upon which
a basis of terms will be arranged as soon
as the intending purchaser has the desired information.
Parties having iron claims to dispose
of should send samples, descriptions and
maps, to W. C. Paterson, Nelson, B.C.
That the Railroad is Coming is
Beyond all Peradventure
or Hazard.
Large Parties of Engineers in  the
Field—Contractors Awaiting
their Eeports.
At last! At last! Years of mental
strain and agonizing suspense culminate
in the welcome news that President Hill
has given orders to at once begin construction of the V.V. & E. from Midway
through the Similkameen to the coast.
The road will be completed to Princeton
before anothe: yeai rolls by. From here
across the Hope range will be built in
1906 and in two years from now regular
trains will be running into Vancouver on
the above line. That is the program
of construction as intimated by one who
has Mr. Hill's friendship.
The direct all-Canadian route gives the
V.V. & E. a strategic superiority which
simply outclasses all other competing
lines for Kootenay and Similkameen seaboard tonnage. Vancouver is the tidal
terminus from which President Hill's
ocean leviathans will carry the products
of mine, field and forest.
Two engineer parties working west and
east are locating the line in this district
and will tie in at Keremeos the latter
part of next week. With these parties a
contractors' engineer is attached on receipt of whose report contracts will be
let and construction begin.
Contractor's supplies of food and implements are accumulating at Midway
and grading is expected to begin within
thirty days. From the present end of
the surveyed line near the Similkameen
bridge, Princeton, a party will locate the
line over the Hope summit during the
President Hill asked exemption from
taxation for ten years from the McBride
government but was refused, which
shows their antagonistic attitude towards
the Similkameen. Only a monopoly is
favored by McBride and it gets cash bonuses, agricultural and mineral land
grants, in fact any concession asked, even
to control of the ministry.
Wonder of wonders! The Victoria
Colonist condemns the McBride government.
A newspaper will be started at Nicola
about May ist with Ric Fraser in the
An impromptu dance was held on
Thursday night at which Mr. and Mrs.
Oswald Coulthard rendered delightful
Miss Alice McLean returned home to
Hedley on Thursday after enjoying a
week's visit here as the guest of Mrs. A.
A Complete Vindication.
Editor Star—Sir: I should feel extremely obliged to you if you would
kindly give publication in your next
issue to this letter, so as to enable me to
reply to the venomous and bitterly personal attack made upon me and my character, by the "bould sojer boy" who is
now running the Hedley Gazette. In the
first part of his length}- diatribe he says
that my recent letter which you published in your issue of April ist was to
be abscribed to Mr. Howse. (ist.) "Because it is known that Mr. Howse made
the request over the phone from Nicola
for its publication." Now, sir, I beg to
state that I have not spoken through the
phone, or verbally, to Mr. Howse for the
last twenty years, which disposes at once
of this first reason. (2nd.) "Because my
former letter was almost a reproduction
of th? vulgar abuse that appeared in the
Star, even to the words and phrasing."
If the "bould sojer boy" aforesaid would
but take the trouble to read that letter of
mine, which has so evidently touched
him on the raw, he would see that I
quoted several expressions which you
used in your former article in your paper,
and said that I agreed with them thoroughly. The rest of my letter was the
natural expression of my disgust and disapproval of a base and unwarranted attack on a respectable citizen.
The editor of the Gazette seems to
think that "vulgar abuse," as he terms it,
is the only weapon used by those who
resent his obnoxious attacks on innocent
men, but I think, sir, it can be safely left
to the general public for their opinion as"
to which of us uses the most "vulgar
abuse." The "military" journalist gives
a very minute exhibition of my private
life and doings, which I need hardly say,
for his own purposes are grossly exaggerated, also, I feel sure that his unwarranted attack on my personal character,
&c, will at once stamp him as NO gen-
Tinman in the eyes of the public. I
could, if I chose, hold up the distinguished martial pencil pusher to ridicule
and expose some of his private idiosyncrasies, which, if shown up to the public
gaze would not redound exactly to his
credit, to put it mildly, but sir, I claim
to have the spirit of a man and to value
the same too highly to descend to personal attacks on any man's character, not
even the "bould sojer boy's." It makes
no difference to me what kind of man he
is in private life, and I do not see that it
matters to him what failings I may have
in that way.
And now, sir, to come to one more
small point in the "Major's" article in-
last issue of his paper. He now informs
the public that the attack made on Mr.
Howse has degenerated into a political
joke, to retaliate as an offset to the 'rot''
(as he so elegantly expresses it) sent by
Mr. Howse over the phone about cabinet
[Continued on page 3,],
in 1 virriTii" mrr	
April 15, 1905.
Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse,  Manager.
Payable in Advance.
|trifoers will confer a favor on this office by
fly reporting any change in address or
irity in receipt of their paper.
Irtising rates furnished on application.
il notices io.and 5 cents per line.
■ weekly insertions constitute one month
(.1 cheques to be made payable to
ot by'^any good will ou the
of premier McBride nor'through
I effort of Mr. Shatford, M.P.P.,
pe present hopeful outlook for .a
■way in the least attributable,
leir records are those of unfilled promises both as to a summer
Iway session and a railway policy,
ents of the recent past have
[pelled much of the gloom which
ng like a great pall over the
ilkameen for years—buoyancy
w takes the place of despondency
d progress lags no longer at the
els of a tardy provincial govern-
ent. The most reluctant believer
actual railway construction and
e consequent expansion of every
usiness and industry throughout
e district is climbing down from
is pessimistic hobby and joining
he ranks of the progressivists.
en who cursed their luck and
ished themselves in Afric's wilds
rather than the Similkameen are
now making melody over the bright
prospects for a great commercial
■revival and dawn of better days.
It is confidently predicted by students of western development and
the boundless resources of this district that the greatest boom ever
known in the Pacific west will
begin with railway construction.
While quibbling and mercenary
politicians would prefer to delay
construction for purposes of graft
there is a great sentiment among all
classes and conditions of people in
the interior of the province and in
the coast cities that the road must
be built at once. In Vancouver
the galling yoke of monopoly has
caused the people to rejoice over
the triumphs of President Hill in
affording competition, for them.
They also appreciate his announced
intention to give direct communication via the V.V. & E. with the
Similkameen and Kootenay where
an immense trade awaits' them
which now goes to Winnipeg and
Spokane.- The strategic value of
"the direct route over the Hope
mountains more than compensates
for any loss of tonnage by abandonment of the proposed zigzag
route along the international boundary. By it freight and passenger
rates to Princeton and Kootenay
points will be reduced by more than
a half on prevailing rates and what
now requires three or four days to
accomplish in travel can be done in
a few hours.
The immediate benefits to be conferred by the railroad and its construction will be felt in every line
of business. The farmer, merchant
and mine owner and all kindred
occupations will at once respond to
the increased circulation of money
resulting from the large expenditure for construction. The inrush
of capital and men which follow in
the wake of a railway into a mining country gives an impetus to
all life. Every one then has an
opportunity which, if grasped, will
lead to independence or affluence.
Princeton being the present objective point of the railway it is bound
to reap the reward which its central location iustly entitles it to.
Already real, tangible signs of
building activity are at hand and a
few more days will, no doubt, add
to the evidences of returning prosperity and progress.
History repeats itself—the rump
parliament of this ill-governed province has been prorogued and its
members dismissed from the monotonous task of looking at each
other day after day. What a solemn mockery it is for men to assemble in pretence of legislating, at an
expense of about seventy-five thousand dollars per annum to the taxpayers, when there is such need of
development and improvement on
every side ! The "rump" parliament of English mediaeval times
was so named because it was a remnant of the long parliament but the
rump parliament of British Columbia is so. designated because the
governing members have shown a
wonderful capacity for seat warming. The member for Similkameen has never made a rumpus in
the bouse, in fact he is so mute that
he is often referred to as " unspeakable," as he only leaves his seat on
division or adjournment.
In these days of anxious waiting
for railway construction to begin
there are rumors and counter rumors with the ever ^varying, opinions of those whose personal interests sway them accordingly. As
stated in these columns a month
ago that President Hill, would build
so now the truth of that statement
is being daily verified. If anyone
doubts the sincerity of Mr. Hill
a look at. his large- terminal facilities in Vancouver will dispel it. He
means business and public sentiment is with him. The Star has
always maintained that the C.P.R.
would build from Spence's Bridge
through Nicola to prevent encroachment upon its domain. Nothing has occurred to change that
opinion up to date*
NOTICE is hereby given that, 60 days after
date, I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase
320 acres of mountain land; situate on Wolf lake
mountain, 1% miles northwest of Voigt's camp:
Commencing at M. A. Voigt's initial or S. B-
corner; thence west 40 chains; thence north 80
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence south 80
chains to place of beginning.
Dated. Voigt's Camp, Jan. 2nd, 1905.
apl-8 M. A. VOIGT.
Numbers 1, 4, 5, 18, 19, 23, and Yellow Jacket
mineral claims situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district. Where located:  On Copper mountain, Voigt's camp.
Take notice that I, C. JB- Shaw, agent for M.
A, Voigt, free miner's certificate No. B72128.
intend, sixty days' from the date hereof
to apply to the- Mining Recorder for a
certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining  a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February, a.d. 1905.
C. JB- Shaw, P.l.S.
R. S. mineral claim,   situate  in  the   Similkameen   mining   division  of   Yale    district.
Where   located:  Copper  mountain, Voigt's
Take notice that I, C. JB- Shaw, agent for M.
A. Voigt, free   miner's certificaie   No.   B72T28,
and J. W. Cook,   free    miner's   certificate No.
B72127,    intend,   sixty    days   from    the   date
hereof,  to  apply  to  the   mining recorder for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take 1 otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February, A.D. 190s.
C. JB. Shaw, P.L.S.
NOTICE is. hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
640 acres of land situate on Verde mountain in
the Osoyoos division of Yale district aud more
paiticularly described as follows : Commencing
at a post about two miles north of Voigt's camp
and running 80 chains north, 80 chains east
80 chains south, 80 chains west, back to point of
Voigt's Camp, Jan. 2nd, 1905.
Happy Jack and Little Lottie mineral claims
situate in the Similkameen mining division
of Yale district. Wheie located: In Aspen
Grove Camp. \
Take notice that I, F, W, Groves, .acting as
agent for a. B'. Howse, free miner's certificate
No. B76940, E. P. Lowe, free "miner's certificate
No B76921, and James Brown, free miner's certificate N0..B76920 intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
certificates of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificatesof^Improvements.
Dated this 6th day of April, A.D. 1905.
Notice is here! y given that sixty days from
date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the followirig described
lands, situate in the Yale division of Yale dis
trict. Commencing at a point on the west fork
of the Similkameen river, about 20chains south
of the mouth of Bromley creek, thence west 50
chains more or less 1 o the east boundary of \ot
299, thence north 40 chains, thence east 50 chains
more or less to the west fork of the Similkameen
river, thence south 40 chains along the west fork
of the Similkameen river to point of commencement and containing 200 acres more or less.
February 10, 1905.
St. E1mo mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : Copper mountain. '$§if|53ji
Take notice that I, Jessie R. Hunter, free miner's certificate No. B72126, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the1?;issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 13th day of February, 1905.
Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in
the Province of British Columbia.
Tphirty days after date I, intend to apply to the
* Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands situate in the Osoyoos division of
Yale district:
Commencing at a point 40 chains west of the
northeast corner of lot 3178,
And running 80 chains south, 80 chains west,
80 chains north, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
per F. W. Groves, agent.
March 11, 1905.
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Advertise in the Star.
A LICENSE to cut timber can be acquired only at public competition. A
rental of $5 per square mile is charged
for all timber berths excepting those situated west of Yale for which the rental is
at the rate of 5 cents per acre per annum.
In additiou to the rental dues at the
following rates are charged : Sawn ium-
ber, 50 cents per thousand feet B.M. Railway ties, eight and nine feet long, i}4
and 1^ cents each. Shingle bolts, 25
cents a cord. All otherproducts, 5 per
cent on the sales.
A license is issuedso soon as a berth is
granted, but in unsurveyed territory no
timber can be cut on a berth until the
licensee has made a survey thereof.
, Permits- to cut timber are also granted
at public competition, except in the case
of actual settlers who require the timber
for their own use^
Settlers and others may also obtain permits to cut up to 100 cords of wood for
sale without competition.
The dues payable under a permit are
$1.50 per thousand feet B.M., for square
timber and saw logs of any wood except
oak; from ]4 to \)4 cents per lineal foot
for building logs ; from \2)4 to 25 cents
per cord for wood; 1 cent for fence posts;
3 cents for railway ties; and 50 cents per
cord on shingle bolts.
Leases for grazing purposes are issued
for a term of twenty one years at a rental
of two cents an acre per annum.
Coal lands may be purchased at $10 per
acre for soft coal and $20 for anthracite.
Not more than 320 acres may be acquired
by one individual or company.
• Royalty at the rate of 10 cents per ton
of 2,000 pounds is collected on the gross
Entries for land for agricultural purposes may be made personally at the local
land office for the district in which the
land to be taken is situated, or if the
homesteader desires, he may, on application to the minister of the interior at
Ottawa, the commissioner of immigration at Winnipeg, or the local agent for
the district within which the land is situated, receive authority for some one to
make entry tor him.
A fee of $10 is charged for for a homestead entry.
A settler who has received an entry for
a homestead is required to perform the
conditions connected therewith under
one of the following plans:
1. At least six months'residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
during the term of three years. It is the
practice of the department to require a
settler to bring 15 acres under cultivation, but if he prefers he may substitute •
stock; and 20 head of cattle, to be actually his own property, with buildings for
their occupation, will be accepted instead
of the cultivation.
2. If the father (or mother, if the father is deceased) of any person who is
eligible to make a homestead entry under
the provisions of the act, resides upon a
farm in the vicinity of. the land entered
for by such person, as a homestead, the
requirements of the Act-as to residence
prior to obtaining patent may be satisfied
by such person residing with the father
or mother.
3. If the settler has his permanent residence upon farming land owned by him
in the vicinity cf his homestead, the requirements of the Act as to residence
may be satisfied by residence upon the
said land.
Application for a patent should be made
at the end of three years before the local
agent, sub agent or a homestead inspector, illl-*''   -
Before  making   an   application   for a
patent the settler must give  six months'
notice in writing ' to the commissioner of
Dominion lands at Ottawa, of his intention to do so. -
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, Feb. 4, 1905.
J5   centrally located.    Membership   solicited.
F. W. Groves E. Watirmah,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
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Yours very truly,
Purview, B.C., || | *•«««**.
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April 15, 1905.
LAKE OF THE WOODS Milling Company
JAS. I. LOUTIT. Agent.
P.O. Box 158 Vancouver, B.C.
M.A., B.C.I,.
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Can be had at all first-class hotels through
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A. R. COU,., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
B. C.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
640 acres of land situate in the Osoyoos division
of Yale district and described as follows Commencing at a point 40 chains south of the northwest corner of lot 3176 and running 80 chains
south, 80 chains east. 80 chains north, 80 chains
west, back to point of commencement.
March 24, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to appty to the Chief Commissioner of I.ands and Works for permission to
purchase the following described land, viz:
Commencing at a post placed 40 chains southeast of th,e north-east corner of lot 1825, thence
40 chains west, thence 80 chains north, thence
80 chains east, thence 40 chains south, thence 40
chains west, thence 40 chains south to point of
commencement, containing 480 acres more or
less. JOHN M. SMITH.
per W. C. McDougall.
Jan. 7,1Q05.
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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.
The Electric Process
J.fflfiscH Sous .6 C°- fins. Montreal
Aprii, 15, 1905
The story of the laziest man yet discovered comes from the Atlanta Constitution. "Yes, sir, he was the laziest
man on record. What do you reckon he
did when his house was on fire?"
"Dunno." "Warmed his hands at the
blaze, and said he was thankful he didn't
have to split the wood for it!"
Miss Helen Gould recently entertained
at luncheon at her residence a number of
little girls from a charitable institution.
At the end of the luncheon Miss Gould
showed to the children some of the beautiful contents of her home. She showed
them books, carved Italian furniture,
tapestries and marbles. "Here," she
said, "is a beautiful statue, a statue of
Minerva." "Was she married?" asked
a little girl. ' No, my child," said Miss
Gould, smiling. "She was the goddess
of wisdom."
She—They say that the best husbands
are always thoughtful in little things.
Are you that wav, Mr. Smith? Smith—
No. I don't have to be; my wife always
. calls my attention to th£m before I have
a chsnce to think
They were lingering in the hall. "Just
one kiss, darling," he pleaded, then I'll
go." "For goodness sake give it to him,
Maud," exclaimed a hoarse voice from
the head of the stairs, "or he'll stay to
Husband—I actually believe, my dear,
that you think more of your poodle than
you do of me. Wife—I'd like to know
what reason you have for thinking so.
Husband—Well, you never allow him to
eat anything you cook.
Gayman (in front of the mirror)—I
don't know whether to wear a white
necktie or a black one this evening
What is good form for a man over 60 ?
Mrs. Gayman—Chloroform.
Mrs. Younglove—Our cook says those
eggs you sent yesterday were ancient.
Grocer—Very sorry, ma'am They were
the best we could get. You see, all the
young chickens were killed off for the
holiday trade, soothe old hens are the only
ones left to do the layin'. Mrs. Young-
love—Oh, to be sure. Of course, I hadn't
thought of that.
A young theologian named Fiddle
Refused to accept his degree;
"For,"   said   he,    "'tis   enough   to   be
Without being Fiddle-D-D."
Miss Gettington—Mr. Batchleigh, tell
me—why did you never marry ? Mr.
Batchleigh—Well, Madam, I kept a parrot for six weeks once just to see how it
would be. I decided I could never
stand it.
The inventor of a new feeding bottle
for infants sent out the following among
the directions for using: "When the
baby is done drinking it must be unscrewed and laid in a cool place under
the hydrant. If the baby does not thrive
on fresh milk it should be boiled."
It was just before the marriage ceremony and the prospective groom was beginning to get badly scared. "Bring me
something to drink, friends," he said.
"I must have something to quiet my
nerves." "You make me tired," spoke
up one who had been through the ordeal.
"Why, you are acting as if you had been
married before."
"Mother, I can never win the medal
for good behavior," exclaimed a boy just
in from school; I've tried and tried, but
some other pupil always gets it." "But
you must keep on trying," said his
mother, encouragingly. "It's no use,"
replied the boy; "I shan't try any more.
It's a clean waste of goodness."
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Nicola Lake and Princeton      W
Aprii, 15, 1905.
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The Town of
British Columbia,
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tuiameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CEN-^
TRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain*
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
11 Government   Headquarters 11
m,:^For the Similkameen Bistrict
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from H
^:S'::-^f|P^  F0R  SALE -j
PRESENT; J*RICES   OF   LOTS===From $2.00 to  $10  Per  Front  Foot.   Size of  Lots   |
50x100 Feetiarid 33x100 Feet.     Terms===One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six flonths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum.
Send for Map and Price List  to
Resident Manager
Agents for the CANADIAN ORE CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)


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