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Mineral Products of the Similkameen and Nicola Districts are Gold, Platinum, Silver, Copper, Lead, Iron and Coal.
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Vol. iv.   No. 39.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 1904.
$2 a Year
THE BOARD OF TRADE
PETITION ENDORSED
Road  Superintendent    Nominated—Important Resolutions—Addressed   by
G. E. Baker.
At the meeting of the board of trade
Wednesday evening the following members were present: Messrs.Thomas, Lyall,
Waterman, Bell, Summers, Murdoch,
Hall, McFarlane, Jackson and Wright.
Communications were read from I/. W.
Shatford, M.L.A., in which he stated
that he had recommended a man as resident road superintendent and also
that he hoped to visit Princeton in company with Premier McBride at the close
of the session ; from the Victoria board
of trade re a coast to Yukon railway;
from John McLellan, Okanagan Falls,
enclosing railway petition with a large
number of signatures ; from W. H. Gal-
liher, M.P., re telephone line through the
Similkameen ; from H. B. Clabon, Vancouver, re railway petitions and stating
that there was every hope of the Coast-
Kootenay railway being built this year.
G. E. Baker, mining lawyer, and member of the board of trade of Portland,
Ore., being present on invitation of the
President, was asked to address those
present. Mr. Baker said that the Port
land board of trade was a very useful institution as it was constantly giving its
collective opinion on important public
matters as well as replying to inquiries
of a business nature from all parts of the
continent. He had no doubt the Princeton board was just as useful in its sphere
as the Portland board of trade. He
suggested that everyone interested in
the country should become a member of
it and help the good work along. "You
have a great country here," said Mr.
Baker, "the quantities of ore in sight
being something enormous, and such a
variety—coal, iron and the precious metals—there is not another camp on earth
so blessed, and I believe the values are
there." Mr. Baker stated that he had
received many inquiries about the Similkameen and thought there would be a
great rush to Princeton when the railroad
was an assured thing. Mr. Baker concluded an exceedingly interesting and
instructive address by wishing "Godspeed
to the Similkameen." Thanks and the
freedom of the town were heartily voted
to Mr. Baker.
The following resolutions were introduced and passed third reading with the
exception of the one referring to reciprocity which was laid on the table for
•one week :
" Resolved—That the Princeton board
•of trade is in hearty sympathy with the
petition asking for the transfer of the
Chuchuwayha Indian reserve at Hedley
to M. K. Rodgers, representing the Daly
Reduction Co. and the Yale Mining Co.,
and that this board regrets that delay in
making said transfer may result in the
removal to a foreign country of a large
smelting works. Therefore, this board
respectfully urges upon the Dominion
government to grant the petition and
thus preserve for this province and district a great and permanent industry.
" Resolved—The Princeton board of
trade respectfully directs the attention of
the provincial government to the wild
horse nuisance by destroying the ranges
in the central portions of this riding and
also asking the government to consider
the advisability of establishing breeding
stations whereby the quality of range
horses may be improved and thus serve
for military and general purposes.
" Resolved—That in the interests of
commerce and to the great benefit of the
people of Canada reciprocal free trade
with the United States is most desirable.
Further, as a means of promoting friendly
relations between nations reciprocity in
trade would greatly assist and thus lessen
the possibilities of war. Be it therefore
resolved that the Princeton board of
trade respectfully asks the government of
Canada to open negotiations with the
United States having reciprocal free
trade in view.
LOCAL FABAGBAFHS.
Personal Mention of People Passing
in the Similkameen.
Railway petitions are at the post office.
Every man sign them.
In the assault case of Rabbit vs. One
I/ung, Chinaman, the case was dismissed
owing to contradictious evidence. Lung
was mulcted trial costs.
G. E. Baker, of Portland, Ore., who
has been here for the past ten days in
the interests of Portland capital, left on
Thursday via Hedley for home.
President J. T- Hill has publicly announced that the only new work the
Great Northern will undertake this year
is in the Spokane territory and in the
Okanagan and Similkameen districts.
T. J. McAlpin arrived from the coast
^Thursday where he had been for the holidays. He saw many Princetonians and
they are all doing well—Billy Wilson is
building houses, T. Sloan is head waiter
in a flash restaurant, Podunk Davis is
mixologist in a Swede joint, Bill Scrnby
is hobnobbing with capitalists, F. N.
Bam, with a lady assistant, is up to his
eyes in job work; Billy Clements is burning meat in a first class hotel, Col. Downing is gentleman-at-large and others who
have no 'permanent address' or steady
ioccupation. They are all watching the
railway and will be back to sunny Similkameen when the first dirt is thrown in
its construction.
OTTAWA PETITIONED
RE INDIAN RESERVE
Hedley Mining Companies will
Erect Smelter if Reserve
is Granted, if not, will
Leave Country.
To the Honorable the  Minister of the
Interior, Ottawa:
Sir: We,    your   humble   petitioners
whose  names are hereunto attached, re
spectfully represent:
1. That we are bona fide residents of
the Yale-Cariboo electoral riding in the
Osoyoos mining division of Yale district.
2. That M. K. Rodgers, on behalf of
the Yale Mining company and the Daly
Reduction company, about five years ago
began developing the mining resources
of this region, then entirely undeveloped,
and without even a wagon road within
twepty miles. Since that time they have
continuously carried on a large amount
of development work, requiring a large
expenditure of capital, which he succeeded in raising at a time when the min
ing reputation of the province was at its
lowest point. In order to get machinery
to the mines he built over thirty miles of
very heavy mountain wagon road at a
cost of $ 15,000 and turned the same over
to the province as a public road.
3. When the development work done
by Mr. Rodgers in the district warranted
the erection of a plant to treat the ores
he was induced to locate his plant in the
Similkameen valley under representations that a suitable tract of land for this
purpose could be obtained from the Chuchuwayha Indian reserve. In 1899 he
filed an application with the Indian department for a part of this reserve, sufficient for the reduction works he proposed erecting.
4. The part of the reserve applied for
has never been used by the Indians, and
they were all agreeable to exchange it for
a more desirable piece of pasture land of
their own selection, and, after due consideration among themselves, entered
into an agreement, so far as they could or
might, with Mr. Rodgers for the exchange, all the male Indians of the reserve signing this agreement.
5. In addition to the immense amount
of money they have spent in opening up
the Nickel Plate and other mines, the
companies, represented by Mr. Rodgers
have expended a very large sum of
money in the erection of a stamp mill,
cyanide plant, electric power plant and a
large compressor plant at Hedley city,
the building of $}& miles of electric railway and gravity tram line to convey
their ores from the mines to the mill and
three \ miles of flume to convey water
from Twenty-Mile creek to run the power
plant.   It is estimated that over $1,000,-
000 has already been spent by these com-,
panies in this district.
6. It is claimed by Mr. Rodgers that
the part of the Indian reserve required is
the only suitable site for the erection of
a smelter, and that if this site cannot be
procured, they will be compelled to cross
the international boundary and build the
smelter in the state of Washington. The
result of this will be that a large industry will be removed, not only from this
district but from British Columbia.
7. The mining future, not only of the
Similkameen, but of the whole province,
depends largely on the operations carried
on by these companies in opening up the
vast mineral deposits of this district, and
we think nothing more conducive to the
growth and stability of the country could
be done than the granting to the companies Mr. Rodgers represents the land
they ask for.
8. Having in mind the loss to the province by the Le Roi company's smelter
being built on the American side of the
boundary, and desirous of preventing.'a
similar loss, but a more serious one in
this case, we respectfully urge upon the
Department the necessity for immediate
action in this important matter.
HEDLET HAPPENINGS.
A |Social Evening"  and a Literary
and Debating Society.
Hedleyites celebrated the passing of"
the old year with a "social evening."
held in the Methodist church New Year's
eve, at which a fair-sized audience listened to a varied programme rendered
by local artists.
Rev. E. E. Hardwick filled the post of
chairman in a manner approved by all
and opened the entertainment with a
short prayer, which was followed by a
hymn. The following programme was
listened to with evident enjoyment by
all present: Song, W. Riley; reading,
G. Shelder; recitation, Miss Hamilton1;
instrumental duet, Mrs. Lyons and W.
Knight; song, W. Knight; song, Mrs.
Mrs. Marshall; speech. J. A. Mclntyre;
story, C. Schilling; reading, Mrs. Joy-
ner; song, G. E. Winkler; recitation, H.
Tingley.
During an intermission the question of
organizing a literary and debating soci^
ety was discussed and it was decided it
would be advisable to form one. A provisional executive committee was elected
to perfect the work of organization, consisting of the following members: Chairman, J. A. Mclntyre; treasurer, Mrs.
Allen; secretary, G. E. Winkler, to be.
assisted by Mrs. Joyner, Mr. HardwickV
and Mr. Riley. A meeting was called
for Friday, Jan. 8, to receive applications,
for membership and elect permanent
officers.
Rev. Mr. Pleming left last Sunday for
Medicine Hat where he will be stationed^!
School recommenced last M onday with
a good attendance of scholars.—Com.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
January 9, 1904
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
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ENCOURAGE INDUSTRY.
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The petition relating to the Indian reserve at Hedley and printed
elsewhere in the Star conveys a
request to the Dominion government through the Department of
the Interior that is of the greatest
importance to this district and of
special moment to the whole country. If, through some minor technicality or obstruction of any kind,
the prosperity and development of
the country is placed in jeopardy,
then the time for prompt and decisive action is at hand by both gov^
ernment and people. The well-
signed petition of the people should
and will, no doubt, find a favorable
reply from the government, who are
■ guardians of all that pertains to the
general prosperity of the country.
Whatever the obstacles may be
in the way of transferring the
Indian reserve by the Dominion
government to the companies referred to in the petition they cannot
be such as to warrant the expulsion
from the country of a great industrial enterprise involving an initial
expenditure of many thousands of
dollars and the employment of a
large number of men continuously.
The fact that these companies have
already expended a million of dollars in preparatory work would suggest a liberal acknowledgment of
benefits received by the country and
a generous disposition to facilitate
the permanent establishment of so
great an undertaking within the
borders of the Similkameen district
and the province. As a matter of
business many a city or town would
r-TV-elcome these mining and reduction companies with bonus and freedom from taxation rather than lose
the benefits accruing to works of
such magnitude.   The friction aris-
!M^g  from the proposed transfer of
the Indian reserve is not of the
companies' making, for they have
faultlessly observed the preliminary
conditions necessary and are waiting to complete the bargain how
in dangerous abeyance. Actuated
by honorable and businesslike motives, through their representative,
Mr. Rodgers, they will neither submit to nor counsel arbitrary proceedings, nor will they be decoyed
by highwaymen into paying a ransom for the liberty of erecting a
large smelter.
What the future of the Similkameen will be is easy to foresee if
every enterprise is to be throttled
and held up—there won't be a tall
chimney in the valley. Where legitimate enterprise and its concomitant of capital have given unmistakable evidences of good faith no
spurious objection nor flimsy excuse
nor unfounded claim ought to weigh
against such. The sentiment of
the people as expressed in press and
petition is warranty enough for the
removal of any obstructions to the
development and progress of this
great mineral section—the rights of
capital as well as those of the humblest citizen must be recognized and
of these the government is sole
arbiter. The life or death of the
smelting industry in the Similkameen is in the balance—a company
eminently capable is ready and anxious to proceed—will the government tolerate further obstruction ?
Again has it been painfully illustrated how necessary it is to have
a thoroughly competent representative in parliament, one in whom
there is no susceptibility of graft or
any of the devious habits which
usually beset the commonplace
M.P. The friction resulting from
the proposed transfer of the Indian
reserve might have been wholly
avoided by the exercise of a little
diplomatic tact or even ordinary
horse sense. On the contrary there
seems to have been connivance at
frustrating the efforts of Mr. Rodgers in acquiring the reserve for
necessary smelting purposes and
conveniences thereto. These banditti have not given an iota of practical testimony that they require
the land for a smelter, whereas the
companies have demonstrated their
ability and good faith by enormous
works. It is sincerely hoped that
the Dominion government will at
the earliest opportunity settle this
difficulty by granting the petition.
JAS. CLARK
WATCHMAKER ^S
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ALL   WORK WARRANTED
Hedley and Princeton
ORINCETON   BOARD    OF    TRADE)—Rooms
Hi    centrally   located.    Membership   solicited.
C. E. Thomas, E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
Subscribe for the Star, only $2
per annum.
NOTICE.
HPHIRTY days from 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:—
Commencing at a post marked Jos. Graham's
N.W. corner, adjoining W. McDonald's S.E). corner.
And running 80 chains 'south, 80 chains east,
80 chains north, 80 chains west, back to post, in
all 640 acres. JOS. GRAHAM, locator,
Nicola, Dec. 8,1903.
NOTICE.
HPHIRTY days from 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 :—
Commencing at a post marked I,. Quinville's
N.E. corner and adjoining Wi-N. Murray's N.W.
cornea,
And running 80chains south, 80 chains west, 80
chains north, 80 chains east, back to post, in
all 640 acres. L. QUINVILLE, Locator,
JOS. GRAHAM, Agent.
Nicola, Dec. n, 1903
NOTICE.
TPhirty days after date I inter d to apply to the
*   Chief Commissioner of I ands and Works for
a license to prospect for coal on the following described land:—
Commencing at a post on the east and adjoining Jos. Graham's coal location;
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains east, 80
chains south, 80 chains west, back to post, containing in all 640 acres.
H. W. ELLIOTT, Locator,
JOS. GRAHAM, Agent.
Nicola, Dec. 8,1903.
NOTICE.
Queen Alexandria and Marquis of Lome mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where located:
Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, Robert Stevenson, agent for
Ernest Victor Bodwell, free miner's certificate
No. B79660, 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.
NOTICE.
"D-C" mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen
mining division   of Yale  district.     Where
located: On Otter creek, west of and near
McPhail's ranch.
Take notice that I, Sydney R. Almond, acting
as agent for the other owners and myself: i. e.,
John A.  Cairns,  free miner's  certificate No. B
56324, James Snowden,   free miner's certificate
No. B72028 and Sydney R. Almond, free miner's
certificate No. B74427, 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 21st day of September, a.d. 1903,
S. R. ALMOND.
NOTICE.
Morning Star and Blue Bell mineral claims, situ
ate in the Similkameen mining division of
Yale district.  Where located: Summit camp.
Take notice that Alexander D. Ross, free miner's certificate No. B72016, intends, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a certificaie of improvements for the purpose
of obtaining a crown grant of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements:
Dated this 26th day of September, A.D. 1903.
Alex. D. Ross.
NOTICE.
Huckleberry mineral claim, situate in the Sim-
• ilkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located: Kelly creek.
Take notice that Alexander D. Ross, free miner's certificate No.  B72016,   intends, 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 26th day of September, A.D. 1903.
Alex. D. Ross.
NOTICE.
TPhirty days after date I intend to apply to the
! Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a licence to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Situate about 3 miles south of Princeton, commencing at the south-west corner of J. M.
Wi ight's coal claim,
And running south 80 chains, west 80 chains,
north 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
C. L. FRENCH, Locator.
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Located Dec. 4,1903
.-.-.RUBBER STAriPS.-.-.
Seals, Stencils, Price Markers, Printing Wheels, Numbering Machines,
Band Dating and Numbering Stamps,
Check Perforators, Rubber Type, Printing Presses, &c, &c.
FRANKLIN STAHP WORKS,
Vancouver, B. C
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To GEORGE H. SPROULE or whomsoever he
may have transferred his interest in Mount
Temple mineral claim, situate on Rabbit
Mountain on the Tuiameen river and about
one and one-half miles from Otter Flat in the
Yale mining district in the province of British
Columbia.
You are hereby notified that I have expended $214.00 in labour and improvements upon the
above mentioned mineral claim under the provisions of the Mineral Act, and if within
ninety days from the date of this notice
you fail or refuse to contribute your proportions of the above mentioned sum, being $107.00,
which is now due. and payable, together with
all costs of advertising, yeur interest in said
claim will become the property of the undersigned, under Section 4 of the Mineral Act
Amendment Act, iqoo.
Dated this 21st day of November, 1903.
M. McGONIGLE, Fairview.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To GEORGE H. COLLINS, of the City of Greenwood, B.C.
Take notice that after the publication hereof
once each week for ninety days, 3 ou fail or refuse to contribute your portion of the expenditure required by section 24 of the " Mineral Act,"
being chapter 135, Revised Statutes of British
Columbia, 1897, in respect of the Little Pittsburgh, Whale, Bullon Beck and Florence
mineral claims, situate on Twenty-Mile creek, in
the Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District, British Columbia, together with all costs of
advertising, your interest in said claim shall become vested in your co-pwner, Thomas Brad-
shaw, of Twenty-Mile Creek, Free Miner, who
has made the required expenditure.
The amount due by you in respect of each of
the said mineral claims, not including costs, is
$25.62%.
Dated this 21st day of November, 1903.
THOMAS BRADSHAW.
NOTICE of FORFEITURE
To ANTONIO SCARPELLI and any person to
whom he may have transferred his interest in
the Victoria and Two Brothers mineral claims
situate at 16-Mile Cref k in the Osoyoos mining
division of Yale district.
You are hereby required to take notic e that I
have expended for recording certificates of work
done on the above claims for the years ending
Tune 10, 1901 and June 10, 1902, the sum of Ten
Dollars, being an expenditure necessary to enable me to hold said claims and you are herety
required to contribute your share or proportion of such expenditure, namely, Three Dollars
and thirty-three and one-third cents, together
with all cost of advertising. If you fail or refuse
to contribute such amount, including advertising, within ninety days from date of first publication of this notice in the Similkameen Star,
your interest will become vtsted ln-me, your co-
owner, under the provisions of the Mineral Act
and Amending Acts.
Dated this 12th day of December, 1903.
FRANCESCO FERA.
NOTICE.
Similkameen mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves,, free miner's
certificate No. B72044 acting for myself and John
McLean, free miner's certificate No. B61810, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to abply to
the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a crown
grant of the above claim.
.md further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 3rd day of October, IQ03.
F. w. Groves.
NOTICE.
Summit No. 2 mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : Summit Camp.
Take notice that Frank Lambert, free miner's
certificate No. B77121, 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 rotice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 26th day of September, A.D. 1903.
Frank Lambert.
NOTICE.
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 160 acres of mountain land, described as follows: commencing at a post
marked Frank Bailey's S.E. corner, at the S.W.
corner of lot 1968, thence north to the N.E. corner
of lot 2465. thence following the boundary of said
lot 2465 to the S.W. corner of same on the north
bank of the Similkameen, thence down the Similkameen river to point of commencement and
containing 160 acres more or less.
FRANK BAILEY, Applicant.
Dated November 6th, 1903.
NOTICE.
Arlington, Canadian Belle, Canadian Boy Fraction, mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen    mining    division   of  Yale    district.
Where located : On Copper mountain, east of
Wolf creek.
Take notice that I, N. F. Towns end, acting as
agent for Richard Seeman   free miter's certificate No. B75477, 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 claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 21st day of August, A.D, 1903.
N. F. Townsend.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL AND PERSONAL
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A grand ball was given New Year's
eye at 'Lord O'Kanagan's', Penticton.
Mr. Ellis is probably the oldest pioneer
living in the interior of B.C.
No more pleasant weather could be
desired than what the winter thus far
has been. Just enough frost to make the
clear atmosphere delightful and invigorating and just enough snow to make good
sleighing and make bright and clean the
face of dear old mother earth. The thermometer has not read zero as yet.
A spur at Spence's Bridge for the Nicola railway is about to be laid.
A deal for some coal properties in this
vicinity is being arranged with coast
parties.
A two days' dance was held out on the
trail to Nicola and everybody hopped as
long as the 'spirits' moved them.
The Princeton meat market, owned by
C. Summers, keeps only the best of everything.   Give him a trial order.
By last stage there were ten passengers to Lower Nicola from Spence's
Bridge.
Jack Bates and brother, Sam, of Aspen
Grove, are at the coast for the holidays.
On their return they will redouble their
exertions in developing their fine min
eral properties.
Jim Beatty is usually a spry man on his
feet but tbe overturning of a load of hay
on which he rode caught him off guard
and Jim lit on a stump with terrific force
bruising his ankle badly and possibly
splintering a bone. All hope to see him
on his own "pins" soon, for the present
he is using two wooden ones.
Mrs. J H. Bromley is ill with bronchitis, Dr. Whillans being in attendance.
Mrs. Geo. Aldous is recovering slowly
and was able to be about for a short time
on Thursday in care of Mrs. Spencer
whose kindly attentions have allayed
much of the illness of the suffering one.
•A regular temperance wave has struck
the town and some who have knelt, yes
fell, at the shrine of Bacchus for years
have abjured the cup during their natural lives. Even the "government" has
sworn off smoking, failing, he will buy a
new hat for the 'devil.' Stick to your
good resolutions and be men !
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
$2,000,000. Reserve Fund $1,700,000.
Interest allowed on Savings Bank deposits of one dollar and upwards from
date of deposit to date of withdrawal.
A. H. SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B. C!§
NOTICE.
Anuie L. mineral claim. Situate in the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale district.
Where located: Copper Mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for A. W. Smith, free miner's certificate
No. B71517 and Patrick H. Kennedy, free miner's
certificate No. B56376, 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 24th day of November, 1903.
COURT OF REVISION
NORTH YALE
ROTICE is hereby given that Courts of Revis-
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"Assessment Act" will be held at
The COURT HOUSE, KAMLOOPS, B.C., on
Monday December 21st, 1903, at 11 a.m.
The COURT HOUSE, NICOLA LAKE, B.C.,
on Wednesday, Tanuary 6th, 1904, at 11 a.m.
The COURT HOUSE, PRINCETON, B.C., on
Saturday, January 9th, 1904, at 11 a.m.
Dated at Kamloops, B.C., this 23rd day of November, A.D. 1903.
ALEC D. MACINTYRE,
Judge of said Court.
R. H. ROGERS
M.A., B.C.L.
SOLICITOR
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
January 9, 1904
A MAN TO REPRESENT US.
Concluded from Page 5.
allied themselves .with' it for all purposes.
One reason for supporting the government is that they do not wish to force
another expensive general election upon
the people of an impoverished and debt-
ridden province, which would be the
case were they to ally themselves with
the Liberals in the house. Liberalism
or Conservatism  means nothing to them.
If my surmise be correct the gentleman who hides his identity under the
nom de guerre of "A. Straight Liberal"
has confessed that he thought the Socialist ideal would be a grand thing for the
world could it be realized, but he thinks
it can never be attained.
But it must come. It is the next great
evolution of the human race. We have
passed through barbarism, feudalism,
chattel slavery, and the beginning of the
end of wage slavery is now in ~ight.
Then, and not till then, will it be possible for the Master to establish His kingdom on earth. Today satan rules the
world, When Socialism is established
Christ will come into His own and the
millenium begin. Is this "light"
enough for "A Straight Liberal ?''
I would very much like to discuss
these momentous questions further, but
I am afraid I have already encroached
too much upon your limited space. If
"A Straight Liberal" has any further
questions  on   which   he  needs a "little
more light"  I shall  be pleased to  respond.
Yours truly,
R. W. NorXhey.
Olalla, B.C., Dec. 22, 1903.
Just Opened
MINING NOTES.
Over four hundred men are employed
at the Granby mines, being the largest
number in the history of Phoenix.
The combined monthly pay of the
Granby and Snowshoe mines amounts to
over $50,000.
It is expected that beginning with the
new year the Providence mine will declare monthly dividends. This property
is one of the highest grade in the Boundary, and has already declared dividends
of over $5,000, and the last $40,000 on
the bond was paid out of the proceeds
from the ore shipments.
Hard rock has been reached in the No.
4 tunnel of the Granby mines, the bore
being under cover about 60 or 70 feet.
The Waterloo mill at Camp McKinney
has been duplicated. Five additional
stamps are now being hauled from Midway to the mine. The whole ten stamps
will be running shortly is the announcement made by the Waterloo manage,-?
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
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A Man to Represent Us.
Editor Star—Sir: I do not, as a rule,
pay any   attention   to anonymous communications, but as "A Straight Liberal"
is desirous of having  "some light on the
subject"—presumably as to my political
creed—I feel it my duty to enlighten his
darkness.    Incidentally, I may state that
I was voting the  Liberal ticket when "A
Straight Liberal"   was in short clothes.
But what has my politics to do with the
advocacy of Dr. Sinclair as a strong and
fearless representative ?   I am not a candidate,  neither   am  I seeking political
honors of any kind.  lam merely a voter,
taxpayer and   a   resident   in the Yale-
Cariboo  electoral district, and as such I
thought possibly I might be entitled to
some sort  of right to assist the doctor's
candidature, which, I found was not generally known to the Similkameen voters.
The  fact  that the doctor is an emphatic
Liberal     should     have, convinced   "A
Straight Liberal"   that   I am not a Liberal-Conservative, or that, if a Conservative, I must be a very broad-minded one,
therefore,  the   direct   antithesis of   "A
Straight Liberal."
It is a principle generally accepted in
all British countries that a member of
parliament represents the whoi<e of his
constituents, irrespective of politics or
creed ; but "A Straight Liberal" plainly
shows that his idea of a good candidate
is one who will represent the Liberals
only. Those who do not belong to the
"Liberal Clubs" may go unrepresented.
He asks whether "Mr. Northey intends
to run his man as a Liberal-Conservative,
Liberal-Socialist or straight Liberal "    I
do not think  "A Straight Liberal" intends to  be insulting either towards the
doctor or myself, but it is a foolish question and shows  lamentable ignorance of
the history of the  Liberal party inthis
province during  the  past decade.    Dr.
Sinclair is probably the best known Liberal in B C. today.    Certainly he is head
and shoulders above the  rank and file of
Interior Liberals.    I am  not "running"
him,  however.    He   is running himself.
He has recently  visited Kamloops, Ver
non and the  Boundary where he has enlisted  the   active   sympathy  of a great
number of Liberals and would have visited the Similkameen but was prevented
by unavoidable circumstances.
He is seeking the nomination as Liberal  candidate   for Yale-Cariboo, and I
had  no   hand   in  "bringing him out."
Probably the only part I shall take in
"running him in"  will be in voting for
him and endeavoring to get some of my
friends to do likewise.    What I like in
the doctor is that he is sincere, outspoken
and fearless, and would surely insist that
his constituency gets all that is coming
to it.    He  would not be content to "go
away back and sit down" a la Galliher
Dr.  Sinclair is not a nonentity.    He is
one of the   most   strenuous  Liberals   I
know. •
"A  Straight Liberal"  makes a great
mistake when he couples the words Lib-
iT    eral-Socialist.    He  shows again that he
jAaf\      is ignorant   of  what   Socialism   really
^^ means.      Socialism    cannot   fuse   with
either of the  old  parties.    It is antagonistic to both.    Messrs. Hawthornthwaite
and  Williams   will   probably be found
voting with the government on questions
"V    A that do not affect the social system, and
/    T«5 no doubt on some questions that do, as it
' *is only natural  that they should use the
'balance of power' now in their hanns to
further Socialistic legislation.    The Irish
party does   that in the imperial house,
and  certainly   that   idea is the very es-
M       sence of the existence  of both  old parties, Liberal  and Conservative.    But the
two Socialist   members   have not fused
with  the   Conservative  party,  nor even
Continued on Page 4
A sitting of  the County Court ot Yale
will be held at Princeton on  Monday,
January  nth,   1904,  at 10 o'clock, a.m.
By Order,
HUGH HUNTER,
Registrar County Court.
Princeton, Nov. 7, 1903.
NOTICE.
CO'Y
T"\HIRTY days after date I intend to apply to
*    the Chief Commissioner of I<ands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands :
Commencing at a stake marked N.B. corner
W. C. Lyall's coal claim,
And running south 80 chains, along the west
side of A. S. Jackson's coal claim, west 80 chains,
north 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement.
W. C. I/taix, Locator.
J. H. Jackson, Agent.
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