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Progress and Prosperity, Handmaids of the Railway.
Thrice Armed is He Whose Cause is Just.
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway is a National Necessity; Its Construction is Opposed by Conservatives and the GP.R.
Railway Competition Brings to Life Dying Industries and Creates Others: There is Room for Two Railways in the Similkameen.
Vol. v.   No. 28.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, J904.
$2 a Year, in AdvahceJ
MINING PARAGRAPHS
TELEPHONE LINE
Increase of Copper Product in
B.C.—Gold Dredging on
the Fraser. J|f{
More gold dredges are to be built and
operated on the Fraser river. The old
Cobbledick dredge at. Lytton and the one
more recently constructed at Lillooet by
the Iowa company, are doing well and
that these dredging operations are to be
, added to is not a matter for surprise.
A. Sharp, M.E., mining expert for P.
Burns & Co., has just been examining
the mineral resourcesof the Windermere
district.
Dan Coutenay has recently received
assays from Denver, Col., which give
values in platinum from $2.50 to $6.40 and
gold #6.90 per ton. The ledge is 60 feet
wide between walls and is situated near
Otter Flat.
-" The progress in the output of copper
between the years 1895 ■ and 1903 is ex-
' pressed in percentages as follows: Colorado, 130; Michigan, 150 ; Arizona, 315;.
Utah, 1800; British Columbia, 3500.
A washout on the flume of the /Daly]
Reduction Co. at Hedley has caused a
shut down of the mill for a few days.
The Skylark, near Phoenix, has been
sold and active development work begun
on it.
The Athelstan-Jackpot and the Brooklyn are large shippers in the Boundary.
The Horsefly mineral claim, which is
now being stocked, will probably commence work shortly. This claim adjoins
the Nickel Plate group, camp Hedley.
Several of the enterprising tradesmen of
the town have taken small blocks of
stock. The property is owned by Wol-
lasen and Arundel.
It is expected the ore tonnage from the
Boundary mines for the year 1904 will
total about 850,000 tons. At a conservative estimate of $5 per ton in value the
grand aggregate of $4,250,000 is reached,
a very large percentage of which sum has
been expended in the district for wages
and supplies.
For wages the Granby Co. and the
Montreal & Boston paid out at Phoeni x
last week the sum of $45,000.
J. G. Webster, who was here in the
summer in search of land, has located at
Sterling creek, near HeSlley, where he is
now settled with his wife and family and
will conduct a fruit nursery.
Jas. Hislop, CF., formerly of Princeton, who has been over a year on the
Grand Trunk ^Pacific rail way surveys in
the Northwest territories, was recently at
Fdmonton on a holiday trip which he
may extend here.
In 1896, the year of Liberal victory,
the revenue was $36,000,000, the total
revenue for Canada last year was $70,000,-
000. No 'time for a' change of government.
Construction will   Proceed in
Short Time—It Will be a
mjjm   Priceless Boonj^r^--^
The arrival in Princeton on Monday
last of W. Henderson, superintendent of
Dominion public works for the province
of British Columbia, sets at rest the matter of telephone communication for the
Similkameen. The appropriation of
$13,500 was made in the supplementary
estimates during the closing days of the
Dominion parliament in the latter part
of August, about two months ago. The
superintendent is making a preliminary
inspection of the proposed route of the
line the locating of which will be imme-:
diately proceeded with.
The termini of the line will be Spence's
Bridge and Penticton. The route is that
followed by the mail and includes Nicola,
Aspen Grove, Otter Flat, Granite Creek,
Princeton, Hedley, Keremeos, Olalla
and Green Mountain. Private telephones
may be installed by anyone desiring the
same but public offices willbeestablished
at the places named and others added as
business demands. The route as specified will be the main line, branch lines
to Okanagan Falls via Fairview and to
the various mining camps in the district
is a question of mere urgency which the
department of public Works will grant
when properly formulated.
Construction will begin at once and
probably from both ends as well as intermediate points the matter being subject
to the superintendent's recommendation
having regard to - speed and economy of
building.
The Conservative Meeting.
The meeting addressed by M. Burrill,
the Conservative candidate for Yale
Cariboo, on Wednesday evening in the
board of trade rooms'was attended by
about thirty people, who gave him a respectful hearing. E. Waterman presided.
Mr. Burrill has held meetings at Nicola,
Otter Flat, Granite creek, Princeton and
was in Hedley Thursday night. At Nicola he shared the platform with A. E.
Howse.
Mr. Burrill's address mainly consisted
of a defence of his leader, Mr. Borden,'
and an attack on the Grand Trunk Pacific
railway project closing with references
to the telephone line and better term;: for
British Columbia at the * hands of the
Dominion. Mr. Burrill is a fluent speaker
and made the best of a lost cause. His
demeanor is that of a gentleman, making
no invidious comparisons or allusions.
His speech roused no enthusiasm, lacking the fire of earnestness which alone
can convict or convert, the whole being
an automatic reiteration of his leader's
policy. The usual vote of thanks to the
speaker brought the meeting to a close.
GREAT SIMILKAMEEN
Bank Manager  Pleased with
Climate, Scenery and
the Prospects.
^ Godfrey, manager of I the bank of
British North America, was in Princeton
last Monday on a tour through the Similkameen, leaving on Tuesday for Hedley. He came in via Spence's Bridge,
thus observing the great wealth of resource of the Nicola; imbibing on the'
pleasurable jonrney the impressive
beauties of mountain, vale and woodland,
to which a peculiar charm was given by
the all-pervading autumnal haze. Mr.
Godfrey is in love with Similkameen
scenery in general, that of Princeton in
particular and does not hesitate-to say so.
The bank which Mr. Godfrey represents
is one of the most stable in the country
and has a large clientele, its business
ramifications extending to every part of
the known world. This • bank was the
first established in' the Yukon, in other
mining districts it has led the way and it
is not improbable it will be the pioneer
financial institution of the Similkameen.
Mr. Godfrey predicts a great future for
this district. He is in favor of better;
trade relations between the .Similkameen
and Vancouver and hopes to see a large
permanent exhibit of minerals there at
an early date, which he believes would be
a great incentive to trade and investment.
Mr. Godfrey is a popular gentleman in
Vancouver, is public spirited and an indefatigable worker.
The Truth of the Matter.
Every intelligent elector knows by
this time the terms and conditions upon
which the Grand Trunk Pacific railway
will be built, therefore what is to be
gained by deliberate misrepresentation
by the press and speakers of the Opposition ? As a matter of fact, the government does not guarantee the greater part,
not to mention nine-tenths of the COST,
of the mountain section of the line. It
guarantees the INTEREST on 75 per
cent, of the cost for seven years. At the
end of that time its liabilities will be at
an end.' That is a plain fact, set down in
black and white, that no amount of misrepresentation or distortion can shake or
deceive any sane person thereby. The
government will lease the eastern section
which it will build and own, for seven
years without charge and it will rebate
the interest on the western section, owned
by the company, for seven years. This
is all the government gives, which is
about $13,000,000, or interest at 3 p.c.
on three-fourths of cost of construction
of western half and lease of eastern half
free for seven years. That sum is less
than the surplus over expenditure for the
Dominion last year and is all the people
[Continued on page 3.]
LOCAL BREVITIES
C.P.R. Officials Make Hurried
Journey  to Osoyoos—
Liberals Active.
A meeting of the Hedley Liberal Association was held on Monday night
when matters relating to the forthcoming elections was discussed. The meeting was well. attended and some new
members enrolled.
Two Canadian Pacific officials made a
hurried trip with relays, of horses into the
Osoyoos country this week It is supposed they were keeping tab on the
movements of Great Northern engineers
who are in that vicinity. In consequence
of these mysterious visits coupled with
recent statements of President Shaugh-
nessy the rumor is revived that the C.P.R.
will be first in the Similkameen.
James Orr, ex-M.P.P., and oldtime pioneer, had the misfortune to fall last week
"from which he suffered internal injury.
His many intimate friends all over the
province will be pleased to know he has
so far recovered as to be about though
still a sufferer. For a gentleman of 80
years Mr. Orr's vitality is nothing short
of marvellous. His complete restoration
is sincerely wished by everybody.
N. Pearson, miner and prospector, of
Olalla,--was in town this week and reports prosperity and progress in that section. Considerable development work
is being done on several mineral properties with encouraging results. Mr. Pearson states that real estate at keremeos
and farm properties are inquired after as
a result of railway indications. Negotiations are pending for some of the best
ranches the result of which will be known
soon. Investors are attracted to this portion, of the Similkameen largely from
climatic and fruit growing conditions,
which can hardly be excelled, but the
main vertebrae of this district is its mineral which will receive tremendous impetus on the approach Of the railway.
A lot of rubbernecks hung around the
board of trade building while the political meeting was in progress though there
was room inside. Why this innate fear
of fellow beings? WHIP "will happen
to these timorous individuals when the
locomotive comes puffing around Allison's bluff? They will have to be las-
sooed or to the. hills they will fly !
A. F. Whitcomb, C.E., chief of exploratory and locating survey party for the
Great Northern, was in Princeton last
Saturday having come post haste from
Night Hawk, Wash. The object of his
visit was not divulged but the circuitous
route he travelled would lead one to believe he was not here for his health.   If
Mr. Whitcomb wants passes there are two
good ones througn the Hope mountains;
if he wants route there are two rivers to
follow and if he wants coal or ore he can
help himself.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
October 22, 1904
October 22, 1904
m
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C.
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about seeing what could be done to
bring about closer trade relationship
between the Dominion and the
mother country."
Vote for Laurier and the growing
Canada.
THE TELEPHONE LINE.
With all the preliminaries nearly
completed the building of the telephone line by the Dominion government is an assured fact. It will
cause the distribution of a considerable sum of money for construction among the merchants, farmers
and others of the Nicola and Similkameen districts, besides giving a
much needed fillip to the progress
of the country. Apart from the
money value of the line its intrinsic worth far outweighs any considerations of expenditure—for its
worth cannot be computed in figures. It will afford a quick and
convenient means of intercourse
where formerly vexatious delays
and consequent loss of valuable
time and money resulted from only
a twice-a-week mail communication.
Above all it will make life more
congenial by dispelling the intoler-;
able gloom resultant from isolation;
from the great throbbing centers of
the human family. In a thousand
different ways it will be a boon and
a blessing to tbe people here, its
importance being only second to
that of the railway.
The construction of the overland
telegraph line to the Yukon, a dis-
.tance of about 1,500 miles, and
numerous shorter lines all over the
Dominion indicate a laudable desire
of the Laurier government to give
the outposts of civilization the benefits of communication with the outside world. If any one name deserves mention in conjunction with
the Spence's Bridge-Penticton telephone line appropriation, it is that
of Duncan Ross, the Liberal candidate for Yale-Cariboo, who has
quietly and perseveringly urged the
claims of the Similkameen at Ottawa with the success already noted.
The building of the Grand Trunk
Pacific means labor for the multitude ; good openings for the business and professional man ;, an increase in the value of every foot of
land in British Columbia ; the opening up of new mineral areas to the
prospector and investor ; and the
doubling of Canada's population
within the next ten years. Don't
vote against the Grand Trunk Pacific transcontinental railway.
Under a Conservative government the C.P.R. would own both
the government and its railway
lines.
There is so much to do and so
little done that one wonders how
" Dick " McBride and his ministers
find time to take the "stump " for
Dominion parliament candidates.
With Tatlow and Wilson in the old
country, Fulton recently returned
from a fatiguing journey there, and
Green, Cotton and McBride on the
hustings it does not appear as if
there was anything doin' around
the capital buildings at Victoria.
Yet these men draw their allowances for travelling expenses and
receive big pay to attend to provincial business ! Faithful servants of
the people ! It's a corker this Conservative government of ours, isn't
it? 	
While the campaign is on every
baby in the land gets a kiss from
the candidates. For the Conservatives it means wasted sweetness.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
Nomination day November 1st;
election day November 22nd. Following the precedent established by
the Tories the elections in Yale-
Cariboo do not take place on the
same day (Nov. 3rd) as in other
parts of the Dominion but on,the
date first mentioned.
London (Eng.) Bullionist:—
"While Canadian Tories were waiting for the millenium to come to
them, the   Canadian Liberals set
Whatever else the political enemies of the Liberal candidate for
Yale-Cariboo may wrongfully accuse him of they cannot deny his
successful efforts in behalf of certain public benefits granted to the
Similkameen—and these before he
has taken his seat as a member.
Without egotism or ostentation he
has already made his influence felt
at Ottawa by a settlement of the
smelter site difficulty at Hedley and
a twice-a-week^mail for the town.
The telephone line is largely due to
his efforts and the improvements to
navigation on the North Thompson
were the subject of his repeated entreaties. His newsraper has always been most friendly to the
Similkameen in its struggle for a
railway, besides giving wide publicity to the inexhaustible mineral
resources of the district. Conservative newspapers scarcely ever mention thje name "Similkameen" except in terms suggestive of monopolistic influence against it. A vote
for Mr. Ross means a continuation
of the good work he has begun
for the Similkameen.
NOTICE.
TTHIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
* the Chief Commissioner of I<ands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal and oil on the
following described lands :—
Commencing at a post marked 7, S.E corner of
post No. 6, and running 80 chains east, 80 chains
south, 80 chains west, 80 chains north, back to
post, containing in all 640 acres, situated on
the Lumbum lake range in the Quilchena basin,
Nicola valley. JOHN LAMONT, Locator,
S. Andrew Hartman, Ag't.
Dated Sept. 29,1904.
NOTICE.
'T'HIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
* the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a licence to prospect for coal and oil on the
following described'lands:
Commencing at a post marked No 8 and running 80 chains south, 80 chains west, 80 chains
north, 80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less. Situated
on the Lumbum lake range, Quilchena basin,
Nicola valley.
S. ANDREW HaRTMAN, Locator.
Dated October 1,1904.
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
640 acres of mountain pasture lard, situated and
adjoining Harris's preemption (Lot 966), starting
from hisjSlW. corner and follbwing section line
to N.W. corner, thence 80 chains west, 80 chains
south, 80 chains east back to point of commencement, 640 acres.
G. BRANDT, Locator.
Dated this 1st of September, 1904.
NOTICE.
TPHIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
I    the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license tc'^prospect for coal on the following
described :lands:—
Commencing at a post placed ten chains south
of the S.W. corner of lot 1042,
And running north 80 chains, west 80 chains,
south 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
W. C. MCDOUGALL.
Dated July 23,1904.
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
320 acres"oF mountain pasture land, described as
follows Commencing at a post marked a.J's
N.E- corner, thence 80 chains west, 40 chains
south, 80 chains east, 40 chains north, back to
initial post, in all about 320 acres. Situate about
11 miles west of Princeton, and is bounded on
the north side by the meandering line of the
Tuiameen river.
ALICE JAMES,    '
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Dated this 14th day*of August, 1904.
NOTICE.
Copper Glance, Azurite and Alpine mineral
claims, situate in the Similkameen mining
division of Yale district. Where located:
On Copper mountaijKfejjr]-nii
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for John R. McRae, free miner's certificate
No. B72143, and Hugh McRae, free miner's certificate No. 862053, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the minirigfrecorder for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take rotice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 9th day of July, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
St. Lawrence, St. George and St. Helen mineral
claims, situate in the Similkameen mining
division of Yale district. Where located:
On Bear creek.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for William Henry Armstrong, free miner's certificate No. B78498, and Charles F. Law,
free miner's certificate No. B72119 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 JwsVcommenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 29th day'of August, 1004.
NOTICE.
TAKE NOTICE that sixty days after date I
intend to apply to the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 100 acres of Crown lands for pasturing purposes: Bounded on the north by lot No.
969, on the west by lot No. 257, dn south by Chas.
Asp's preemption on east by China creek, in all
100 acres more or less.
E. E- BURR, Locator.
Dated this 25th day of September, 1904.
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
ing purposes, commencing at a post marked
purchase 160 acres of mountain pasture land
situated in the Nicola division of'Valedistrict,
north of and adjoining BOulter's preemption,
lot No. 1155, starting from his N.E. corner, thence
west 80 chains, north 20 chains, east 80 chains,
south 20 chains to point of commencement, and
containing 160 acres.
LUKE GIBSON.
Dated this 17th day of September, 1904.
NOTICE.
'T'HIRTY 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:—
Commencing at a post marked E.S.N's southwest corner.
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains east,
80  chains  south, 80  chains west,   to point  of
commencement, containing 640  acres, and adjoining J. Lang's locations on the east boundary.
E. S. NEAVE. Locator.
Ernest Waterman, Agent.
NOTICE.
Cousin Jack, Ymir, Morning, Oshkosh, Winnebago, Blacktird and Berlin mineral claims,
situate in the Similkameen mining division
of Yale district. Where located: Boulder
creek Mountain.
Take notice that- Alexander Gallinger, acting
as agent for the Boulder Mining Co Limited,
free miner's certificate No. B72141, intend 60 days
fronrthe 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 Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 3rd day of October, A.D. 1904.
NOTICE.
Thirty days afterdate I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of I ands and Works for
a license to prospect for coal and oil on the following described land:—
Commencing at a post marked J.G. at the
south-west corner of the Hamilton ranch, near
Coutlee thence north 40 chains, west 40 chains,
south 40 chains, east 40 chains to the post of commencement.
JESUS GARCIA.
Nicola Lake, Sept. 22,1904.
NOTICE.
Summit No. 1. Copper Head No. 1, Bullion No.
1, Yellow Jacket No. 1 Fractional, Nelly No. 1,
Nelly Fractional, Yellow Jacket No. 1 mineral claims, situate in the Osoyocs mining
division of Yale district. Where located : On
Bullion mountain, east of the townsite of
Olalla. „
Take notice that I, R. H. Rogers, as agent for
Robert Gaede, free miner's certificate No. B78828,
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
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 16th day of September, 1904.
Reginald H. Rogers.
NOTICE.
The O.I.C. fractional and Crackeijack mineral
claims situated in the Osoyoos mining division of Yale district. Where located : Camp
Hedley.
Take notice that I, Louis O. Hedlund, F.M.C.
No. B78963, for myself arid agent for John Green-
hill, F M.C. No. B78964 and H. P. Nelson, F.M C.
N0.B62074, intend, sixty days from 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 notiofcthaVaction, under sec-'
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 19th day of September, 1904.
Louis O. Hedlund, Hedl^giB.C.
NOTICE.
Haltie and Copper Jack mineral claims, situate
in the Similkameen mining division of Yale
district. Where located: In Aspen Grove
camp.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for J. S. C. Fraser, free miner's certificate
No. B75740; Henry S. Poulinier, free miner's certificate No. B72121 and Emerson ,Es Wells, free
miner's certificate No. 885508, intend, sixty days
from 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 Certificate/of Improvements.
Dated this 29th day of August, A.D. 1904.
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
40 acres of mountain,pasture land, situated and
adjoining Brandt's purchase on north line and
running along C. Summers'gt(Lot 1157), thence
south 20 chains, west 20 chains, north 20 chains,
east 20 chains, back to point of commencement,
40 acres.
IVER PAULSEN, Locator.
Dated this 1st of September, 1004.
Five
Flour
Whitest
Strongest
' Best
LAKE OF THE WOODS Milling Company
JAS. I. LOUTIT. Agent.
P.O. Box 188 Vancouaar, B.C.
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THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER.
[Concluded from page 1.]
will give to finance the vast enterprise.
And yet some people are not satisfied and
never will be satisfied except with what
they do themselves.
The cost of the Grand Trunk Pacific to
the people of Canada will not be a speck
compared with the colossal giveaway of
the Conservatives to the C.P.R when
25,000,000 acres of land, $25,000,000 in
cash aud 400 miles of completed road
were given outright to this huge monopoly, which has held the people by the
throat ever since. Is it safe to trust the
destiny of the Dominion to a party which
made such an outrageous bargain as that
whereby millionaires were made of political heelers? Mr. Borden is on record
in Hansard as opposed to a second transcontinental railway—Sir Thomas Shaugh-
nessy, president of the C.P.R., is also
opposed to it and to all competition.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier has promised to
readjust the terms between B.C. and the
Dominion within a year of the next session of parliament if he is returned. He
promised to settle the Manitoba school
question, a much knottier problem, and
he did so.
The money appropriated for a telephone
line into the Similkameen is not a "sop"
as stated by a candidate. It was given
because it is the people's due and right
and not because they are a purchasable
quantity as insinuated by the word
"sop." The innuendo thus flung at the
people was wholly undeserved and had
no relevancy whatever to the appropriation.
F. P.-Cook drove Mr. Burrill into town
Wednesday and attended the political
meeting in the evening.
George Burn committed suicide last
week at Grand Forks where he has resided for a number of years. Poor health
was the cause.
Dick Bowen arrived at Hedley on
Tuesday last with his bride and was given
a welcome reception.
Here is an assay which is puzzling local
experts: Copper, absent; platinum,
atomic; gold, $5,000; gum sprucibus,
no value.    How did the gum 'git thar?'
Only two Liberals at the Conservative
meeting. Where were the valiant ninety
and nine ?
When a bachelor erects a woodshed it
is presumable that he is studying the comfort and convenience of another and a
better half. It is pleasant to note the
woodsheds.
The funeral of the infant child of Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Schubert of Hedley was
well attended on Tuesday last. Death
occurred on Sunday,
The weather now is superb. Nothing
can equal the balmy, sunny air of the
day and the crisp, echoing atmosphere of
the moonlit nights.
ROCHDSSEN & COLLIS
Yates St., Victoria, B.C.
manufacturer's agents for
Mining Machinery
and Supplies
Tenders on Engineering Contracts
MINING BROOKS
Quotations on all kinds of machinery
WRITE US FOR PRICES
PELLEW-HARVEY,
BRYANT   &    GILMAN,
PROVINCIAL
ASSAYERS
THE VANCOUVER ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty*
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
R. H. ROGERS
M.A., B.C.I,.
SOLICITOR
CONVEYANCER
NOTARY POBLIC, Etc.
OLALLA P.O.
Simikameen, B.C.
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SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B.C.
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
October 22, i9°4
ADDRESS.
To the Electors of Yale-Cariboo :
As the Liberal candidate in this electoral district, I respectfully solicit
your votes and influence.
No attempt will be made to discuss the
general issues of the campaign in this
address. Since receiving the Liberal
nomination in January last, I have visited
many parts of the riding and made myself thoroughly acquainted with its requirements. This work will be continued
until election day but owing to the large
extent of territory to be covered it is a
physical impossibility to visit all sections
or personally interview all the electors.
I therefore avail myself of this opportunity to ask for your suffrage.
Permit  me to direct your attention to
some matters of local importance.    Yale-
Cariboo fully warrants the expenditure of
public  money in its development.    The
government has already  done much in
this directions   It has granted aid to several lines of railway ; government owned
telegraph and telephone lines have been
constructed ;   the  necessary money  has
been voted to secure telephQfiie communication  through   the   rich  Nicola and
Similkameen  districts,   and  telegraphic
communication    between    Vernon   and
Kelowna.    In  order that the practically
inexhaustible  mineral, timber and agri
cultural resources of the district may be
fully  developed,  this policy  of governmental aid must be continued.    It is important that Yale-Cariboo shall return as
its member one who can direct the attention  of the   government   to   matters  of
vital importance  to the district and who
will   support   the   government    in   its
aggressive  policy of development.    It is
particularly  important that  the electors
of this riding should show their appreciation  of the government's broad, statesmanlike  plan    of  constructing another
transcontinental  railway which  will be
the chief factor in opening up the northern portion  of the riding.    Branch lines
* to connect with the  southern transcontinental  lines   will  surely follow and the
whole interior of the  province  will be
opened up. j
LSriefly,   my   policy,   so   far  as Yale-
Cariboo  is concerned,  is a policy of development of all its important sections.
With  a leader  whose  record  fills with
pride  all  people  of this  country, irrespective of parly  affiliations ;  supporting
a government whose eight years of wise,
progressive   administration   has   placed
■Canada in  a  proud  position among the
nations  of the   world,  and  at the same
time has more closely connected, the ties
which  bind  us to  the  mother country,
and fully endorsing a policy which means
so much  to  the  western portion ptttHe
Dominion,  and  more particularly to the
district of  Yale-Cariboo,  I   await with
confidence, your verdict.
Yours very sincerely.
Duncan Ross.
Greenwood, Oct. 6th, 1904.
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HEADQUARTERS FOR
eries,Hardware, Dry Goods, Boots & Shoes
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CA  LOAD OF GROCERIES RECEIVED
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The riarkets have been recently visited by fir. Howse with the result that
40,O&0 lbs. of Groceries areiadded to our stock. We are in position to han=
die a larger volume of business than any previous year. The choicest and un=p
questionably the best bought stock of groceries ever placed on our shelves, and
bought at prices that only shrewd Cash Buyers can avail themselves of. We
realize the growing possibilities of the valley and we are determined to place
necessaries and luxuries on your tables at PRICES SECOND TO NONE.
CANNED GOODS—Lobsters, Shrimps, Salmon, Roast Beef,
Corned Beef, Mutton, Russian Caviar, Oysters, Devilled Ham,
Knapp & Streets Tamale, &c*
BREAKFAST FOODS—Rolled Oats, Whole Wheat, Corn Meal,
Wheatlets, Wheatine, Hominy Grits, Grape Nuts, Orange
Meat, Quaker Oats, &c*
'&as and Gqtlees
Providence Gives Prosperity.
Sir Wilfrid  Laurier speaking  at Sorel
in opening the  campaign  neatly 'turned
the tables' on the Tories in the following
/ extract from his speech :
"And  now  let me address myself to
■ *n ' -jr     those here,  Conservatives and Liberals
alike.     Is   it not true  that those eight
years that constitute the history of the
country have been a period of develop-
ment, progress and  prosperity of which
we have never before seen the like ?  Gen-
tlemeu, the fact is so evident, so palpable,  that our opponents  do not dare to
deny  it.    They are  obliged  to almitit
though the admission  causes them many
pangs,  but,  although  they canuot deny
this, thev say, " ' the country certainly is
prosperous,   but   we  must  thank Providence,  not the government, for that.' "
Well, gentlemen, it is the work of Providence, and I thank Him that He has made
us His instruments to give these favors to
j*      the poople (applause), but ask especially
those  Conservatives who may be here if
if the fact  that Providence is with us is
any  reason   why   the  people should be
against us?   (Laughter.)    You know the
proverb says : "Help yourselves and God
will help you.'"    That  is  our  position,
we have seconded the  efforts of Provi
dence and that is what the  Conservative
government failed   to   do.    (Laughter.
They  could   not   second  the  efforts  of
Providence, even if smiled upon.   They
were too busy tearing each other to pieces,
(cheers), but the  present government is
united  with  one thought  in heart, and
that is how we  have attained the results
I   am   privileged   to   show   you  today.
Three years ago in Toronto Hon. George
33.  Foster spoke   with   a great array of
books on the table to show how prosperous we were.    I told the electors that we
did not care for that prosperity.    I said if
ever a  Liberal   government   came into
power I   would not need books to prove
your prosperity,  till you  find it in your
pockets.    (Applause.)
Canned Corn, Peas, Beans and Tomatoes
Canned Jams, Peaches, Pears and Strawberries
NOTICE.
hoos
carry the old reliable Ames Holden shoes
also the well known King make in Men s
Women's and Children's
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lauds and Works for permission to purchase
40 acres of mountain pasture land, situated and
adjoining Brandt's purchase on north line-and
rutmjng along C. Summers's (Lot 1157), thence
south 20 chains, west 20 chains, north 20 chains,
easTBo chains, back to point of commencement,
40 acres..
IVER PAULSEN, Locator.
Dated this 1st of September, 1004.
NOTICE.
We Leaf
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Take notice that sixty days after date I intend
to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and
Works for permission to purchase 320 acres of
crown lands for pasturing purposes : Commencing .at a post marked F.L.H's S.W. corner :
Thence running 80 chains west, 40 chains north,
80 chains east 40 chains south, back to point of
commencement, in all 320 acres. Situate about
12 miles west of Princeton and is bounded on the
south side by the meandering line of the Tuiameen river.
P. L. HAMMOND,
C. O. FRENCH, Agent.
Dated 7th September, 1904.
The
Nicola
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Party
Lines
WE ARE EXCLUSIVELY
SHOEMAKERS
AND CAN GUARANTEE
Style* Comfort and Durability
IN FOOTWEAR
MANUFACTURED
BY US.
Just opened
COltfnciAL   \   Hedley
HOTEL
flrsi Class Dini
Newly Fitted
City
TJ^AMES
HOLDEN
Company
OF MONTREAL, LTD..
^OUVER   B.C.
 No Chinese Employed.	
BEST BRANDS LIQUORS AND CIGARS ALWAYS IN STOCK
SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO TRAVELLERS £f(M
HUSTON & McLEAN, Proprietors
NICOLA LAKE
The Cost of the G.T.P.
So much loose talk about the cost of
the Grand Trunk Pacific has been indulged in that it may be well at the risk
of repetition to state the facts briefly.
The approximate length of the national
Transcontinental railway from Moncton
to the Pacific coast will be 3,355 miles,
made up as follows:
Moncton to Quebec—400 miles.
Quebec to Winnipeg—1,475 miles.
Winnipeg to Mountains—1,000 miles.
Mountains to coast—480 miles.
Of this  mileage  the   first  two   items
amounting to   1,875  miles, will  be built
and owned by the government.    The estimated cost  of this  is $50,000,000, and
the road when  completed is to be leased
to the  Grand  Trunk Pacific  at a rental
equal to 3 per cent, of its actual cost, but
no rental is to  be paid during the  first
seven years.
The government guarantees 75 per cent,
of the cost of the mountain section, and
agrees to pay the interest for seven years.
This, it is estimated, will amount to
$3,000,000. Then the interest that will
have to be paid during construction, estimated at $2,500,000, must be taken into
account, and thus we get the total cost of
the 3,355 miles to the public treasury as
follows:
Seven years' interest on the Moncton-
Winnipeg section, $10,500,000.
Seven years' interest on the Mountain-
Coast section, $3,000,000.
Interest during construction, $2,500,-
000.
Total, $16,000,000.
"What in the world is that you have
on ?" roared her father. "Why, that is
the coming out gown mamma had made
forme." "Well!" with a snort. "Don't
you dare to come out of it any farther."
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.
TELEPHONE' BATH.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
A  GOOD HAND
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WILL ALWAYS
For  CONNOISSEURS Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
R.P.RITHET&CO.,Ld.
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Size of Lots 50x100
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Terms: 1-3 Cash;
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.EAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tuiameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
FINE CLIMATE
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ENORMOUS AGRICULTURAL AREA TO DRAW FROM
Send tor Map and Price List to <& *£ *& S> *&
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MINING AND DEVELOPMENT CO.
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