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Princeton First, Last and Always.
Published in the interest of Princeton and Similkameen district.
Vol. viii. No. 6.
$ 2 a Year, in Advance
Poor Man's Goal.  Ores of District can be Quarried by
Glory  Hole System.
Large Capital not Required.   Unlike
Others in B. C. these Mines can be
Opened at Small Cost,
The general impression prevailing that
it takes vast sums of money to develop
the gold and copper properties of British
Columbia before they can be put on a
paying basis has been entirely exploded,
at least so far as the mining district of
the Similkameen is concerned, says a late
Grand Forks despatch It is only neces
sary to substantiate this statement to refer
to the fact that on the Sunnyside Mineral
claim, which has furnished a very great
portion of the ore that has gone through
the stamos of the Daly Reduction Works
and Company's mill at Hedley during
the past two years, there is no shaft or
hole deeper than 30 or 40 feet, the ore
being quarried from a surface glory hole.
Mining in the Similkameen dates back
to the placer days, when considerable
gold was taken out with rockers and the
stream platinum which accompanied the
gold was thrown away as valueless
Most of the placer digging were found at.
Princeton and Granite creek, but while
the placer diggings themselves were soon
worked out, they pointed the way to the
rich harvest of lode mining which was to
follow, and which is alreadv being gath-
:red in at Hedley fiom the stopes and
;lory holes of the Nickel Plate and
The points on the Similkameen where
valuable deposits are known to exist are
at Copper and Kennedy mountains, One
Mile creek and Five Mile creek on the
upper Similkameen, at Hedley, and in
the mountain range between Twenty
Mfle and Keremeos creeks in the middle
Similkameen and at Keremeos and Shuswap creek in the lower Similkameen.
Copper mountain is known from develop
ment work done on the Sunset group bv
the B. C. Copper Company, ami in
Voight's camp, done by Emil F. Voight
for himself and associates in Tacoma.
The operations of the B C. Copper com-
pany were carried on exclusively under
a bond which the37 had from the owners
for about a year, when a disagreement as
to some of ihe details relaf'ng to what
claims should pass to the purchasers
caused a cessation of the work. Much g?
the work done by the B. C. Copper Com
pany was by diamond diil , and as the
holders of^the bond in all probability retain the cores, so that the results do not
appear, this circumstance doubtless had
much to do with preventing an understanding being arrived at between the
parties The excellent character of the
ore on CopperiH">utitain and the apparent
quantities as shown both on the Sunset
Ejroup and from the extensive surface
prospecting carried on by Mr, Voight
leave no doubt as to the bona fides of the
camp as a field for mining operations.
Separate and Distinct from Others-
Rights of Laborers can Only be
Obtained by Own Party.
Editor Star—Sir: The one prominent, outstanding fact resulting from the
recent elections is the annihilation of
any effectual opposition to the Conservative government at Victoria. Returned
bv a much larger majority than anticipated by the most speculative party po-
phet the strength of the Conservatives is
almost as great a surprise to themselves
as to the Liberals While all are Liberals sent from this province to Otlaw.a, this
standing is almost reversed in the over
whelming majority of Conservatives sent
to Victoria. From whence, then, did
this hidden power emanate which defaced the Liberals and paralyzed the
Socialists by reducing their representation a third? What was the cause of so
great a revolution in public sentiment?
The answer is, that the greatest political
machine of modern days has been discovered. The unseen hand of a great
railway monopoly has been stealthily at
work .since last general elections in 1903
setting-the trap which would catch that
unwary and somewhat ^uncertain animal,
the elector Agents of the C P.R have
now to combine political advantage with
their other duties of collecting high
tariffs and recruiting for the government.
With ninety-nine per cent, of the influ?
ential positions on the C.P.R. occupied
by staunch Conservatives the matter of
'making Tories out of the thousands of
workingmen who serve under these ofH
cials was only a question of mere detail.
Free passes, and no doubt money too,
were responsible for many voters being
"landed" for Conservative c mdidates
Premier McBride himself and party
owe a heavy debt to the C P R. for free
transportation. No Liberal or Socialist
candidates received any sue h favors. It
is not fair nor honorable to show partiality among the patrons of the C.P.R.
which has received in free gifts of land
and monev a total of $100,000,000 from
the people of Canada, besides lesser do-
nat'o'is of land and immunity from taxes
from this province amounting to several
millions of dollars. It has always had
its ruthless hand on the throats of the
people and maintains a corps of lobbyists
for corrupting legislatures. It strained
every muscle to prevent the V., V. & E.
from building into the Simiikameen and
now it lays at its feet a legislature which
is bound, as we have seen, to serve its
monopolistic purposes. This huge
octopus, which stretches its tentacles
over land and sea to the farther ends of
earth is absolute dictator of the prfivin-
cial political fortunes or misfortunes of
B.C It can have for the asking the remaining crown   lands of the province as
(Continued on page 3.)
McBride    Government    Sustained with Increased
The result of the Provincial general
elections held on Saturday, Feb. 2nd,
proved a decisive victory for the Conservative party and they are returned to
power with a much larger majority than
in 1903 and will be entirely independent
of the Socialists this term. Some interesting and altogether unexpected turnovers took place on bo!h sides the most
note wo: thy of which was Victoria city,
where four Conserxatives were returned
in place of four Liberal.'.
In the Similkameen L. W. Shatford
was again relurmd but his majority in
several places was greatlv reduced and
in some instances entirely wiped out. In
Princeton it was cut down fiom 25 in
1903 to 4. showing the ch nge of feeling
here against him The standing in the
next Legislature will probably be 30
Conservatives, 10  Liberals,   2  Socialists.
The tracklaying crew crossed the Okanagan river into the first of the week,
says the Oroville Gazette, the bridge
across that stream having been finished.
The track has been laid through town and
to the bridge across the Similkameen
river, two miles above town. That part
of the work done, the crew has returned
and will lay track in the yards here.
The Similkameen bridge is one of the
heaviest structures < f its kind on the
road, and the.track was-laid to 'hat point
for the transportation of materials while
the bridge is in course of construction.
The road cr sses the river where- the
stream itins through a deep gorge, and
while the bridge will not be a long one,
it will be in the neighborhood of too feet
The ballasting crew is working near
town, and although no confirmation of
the report can be obtained, it is stated
bv those likely to know that a train service will be inaugurated about the end of
Febi nary.
Chief Engineer Kennedy left Sunday
for the Similkameen.
Rev. D. J. Macdonald, B. A , lately
"from Crossfield, Alberta, formerly of
Point Priui, P.EI., arrived in town Wed
nesday afternoon. Mi.- Macdonald comes
under the auspices of the Home Mission
Board of the Presbyterian Church to take
charge of the work in Princeton ar.d
Hedley, and .will preach in the Court
House in Princeton Sunday evening ai
7:30 o'clock.
Chinese new year will be usheied in
on Tuesday next when the natives of the
Flowery Kingdom will make merry and
do battle with the evil one for a few days
D. O. Day has returned from Hedlev
where he had been employed on the Ga
zette during the election campaign
It is stated that the Milliken survey
party will soon establish camp at Allison
townsite in connection with work ou the
V  V. & E.
Owing to Okanogan Lake being frozen
up, the C.P.R. have pulled off the ss.
Aberdeen for a month and the m^ils aie
coming in by way of Midway. If the
weather continus to moderate the laki
will be open before long.
Word was received last week from Mi.
Robert Stevenson in Spokane stating
that he was suffering from pneumonia
and that his life was hanging in the ■ balance. His many friends in Princeton
wish him a speedy recovery.
Timothy Eeaton, head of the T. Eaton
Co. Limited, one of the best known
merchants in the world, died sudden y
at his home on the morning of Jan 3r»L
For the past few week Mr. Haton had
not been feeling well, but his- death w;.s
njt expected by his friends.
People will bet on elections and they
must be prepared to stand the consequences. In most of ea.ses the winner is
the man that wears the smile and it
seems only right that he should do so.
But there is an exception to all rules aud
on Thursday afternoon the people of
Princeton were made witnesses to this"
Two of the most prominent  merchants
of the town, one a Conservative and   the
other a Liberal, gamble.! on the result of
the election in this riding to  the  extent
that the loser  was   to   pay his   debt   by-
pushing   a   wheelbarrow    up  the   main
street   carrying   the   lucky   winner.    As
the hour set for   the   event   drew   nigh.
Bridge street was well   lined with spectators waiting to see the fun   and fun   they
got.    Shortly after 2   by   the   clock    the
'barrrow procession  got  under  way and
was doing nicely until   near   the   Great
Northern Hotel, when the crowd decidtd
to take a hand in the game.    A   shower,
of snowballs unseated  the  man   perched
on the wheelbarrow and   landed   him   in
ihe snow   where he pi. ved a good target
for the shots that were   poured   in    w on
him.    With , snowballs in   his  whiskers,,
snowballs in his  hair,   snowballs   in   his:
trousers and   snowballs  evetvwhere, this
staunch believer in Conservatism realized
that   he   was   up against   it  and wisely
decided to  r.t treat and   sei k   shelter   in
the whellbarrovv and the  ride  continued
without fuithtr mishap.    The man  that
lost the bet  smiled  a   broadly smile but
the other fellow smiled the other way.
A regular spring thaw has se{ in and if
it continues for a few days the snow will.:
rapidly disappear.
The Similkameen Star
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SATURDAY, FEB. 9, 1907.
T\be result of the Provincial general election^ held on Saturday-,
February, proved a de.isive v ctoty
for the McBride Government, and
clearly demonstrates that the majority of tbe electors of this Province are willing to be dominated
over by the C. P. R. and such combinations as the Anderson gang.
If the past three ye.irs of McBride
rule can be taken as an evidence of
what will follow in the next four,
under his leadership, British Col
umbia will prove a profitable field
for self-seeking corporations ann
According to reports to hand at
time of writing the Conservatives
have carried 28 seats, the Liberals
10 and the Socialists 2. The Conservatives have gained 9 seats—
Chilliwack, Cowichan, Islands,
Saanich, and the four seats in Victoria. They lost Nelson, Esqui-
malt and Grand Forks, the latter
going Socialist. The Liberals on
the other hand have lost 9 .seats
and gained 3—Esquimalt, Nelson
and Newcastle. Tie Socialists
will have only two members in the
new House, one less than in 1903.
They had 19 candidates in the fielt/
and the straight labor party had
6 men running, all of whom were
defeated. The two constituencies
of Alberni and Skeena are still in
doubt, but will probably go Conservative, making the new Legislature line up Conservatives. 30 ; Liberals, 10; Socialists, 2. The iast
House consisted of 23 Conservatives, 16 Liberals and   3   Socialists.
The city of Victoria completely
reversed the order of affairs there
by electing four McBride supporters in place of the four retiring Liberals. The change there is accountable by the fact that the C. P. R.
had promised to spend some $15,-
000,000 on Vancouver Island in
the near future, and they no doui t
had some of it in circulation previous to the election.
The result in Vancouver comes
as a surprise, especially in view of
the fact that the C. P. R. have been
doing everything in their power to
prevent cotrpetive railways from
entering that city.    It was reason-
the Terminal City would show their
disapproval of this kind of thing
and oppose the C. P. R. McBride
candidates. Just what it cost to
ele^t the "solid five" will probably
remain a secret.
Ex-Attorney-General Wilson was
hopelessly snowed under in Cariboo
and C. A. Semlin received the
same treatment in West Yale. C.
E. Pooley, Speaker in the last
House, was defeated in Esquimau
by a younger and more progressive
man, John Jardine, Liberal. Mr.
Pooley had represented Esquimalt
so long th.it it was thought impos
sible to defeat hirn, but evidently
the peopie saw the advisability of a
Iti Rossland, tbe Conservatives,
assisted by the Socialists, left no
stone unturned to defeat Mr. J. A.
Macdonald, the Liberal leader, and
the electors of that city are to be
congratulated on the grand majority they gave Mr. Macdonald.
John Oliver, that staunch champion"
of the people and the man who was
chiefly responsible for unearthing
many of the McBride Government's
unsavory acts, has again been returned for Dilta, and enjoys the
distinction of being the only Liberal elected in the lower mainland.
So long as such men as Mr. Macdonald and Mr. Oliver (are in the
Legislature the people can rest assured that their interests will be
well guarded, even though these
gentlemen sit in opposition.
In our own constituency the
electors have again returned L- W.
Shatford at the head of the Doll.
Smith Curtis, the Liberal candidate
has nothing to be ashamed of,
although he was defeated. He
fought a clean fight, and considering the odds against htm he made
an excellent showing. The Liberals in Princeton particularly have
every cause to congratulate themselves on the grandstand they made
and had the other portions of the
riding worked as hard and systematically as they did, there would
have been a different tale to tell.
The Star believed and still believes
that Mr. Curtis would have been
the better man to represent us at
Victoria, even though he were in
Mr. Shatford has made numerous
promises as to what he intends to do
for Princeton, and it is to be hoped
he will be more successful in carrying them out in the future than he
has been in the past.
pushed his claims then. Now
comes his chance The Conserva
tives have been returned by a large
majority and the editor-politician
will be perfectly safe in declaring
-himself. Carter Cotton is a man of
ability and it is not strange that he
chafes under McBride's leadership,
when it is known that he holds him
in perfect contempt. Mr. Cotton
also knows the Premier tried to
knife him in the recent election and
he will not soon forget it. Whether
Mr. Cotton will have a following
sufficiently large to accomplish his
purpose remains to be seen. Messrs
Tatlow, Fulton, Macgowan aud
their friends will more than likely
follow him, and push McBride to
the wall if possible. Some warm
times can be looked forward to in
he Conservative camp, for, like a
oand of robbers sure of their spoils,
ind intoxicated with their measure
of success, they will fall on one another and struggle  for  supremacy.
February 9
In Premier McBride's -large majority lies the danger of his overthrow. F. Carter-Cotton has long
cherished a desire to pose as Premier of British Columbia and had
it not been for the shaky condition
of the Conservative party after the
ably expected that the  electors   of e ection of   1903   he   would   have
fys to these premises or or about Dec. 15. one
v-' light buckgkin colt, branded G [squre] on
left shoulder; one sorrel colt, branded double OO
(the letters being on top of one another] in right
hip; one dark buckskin mare, with colt, no
b-ands visible. Owner may have same by proving poperty and pnying expenses. If not removed within 30 days will be sold.
Gold Bank Farm
January is, 1907. 3_7
Certificate of Incorporation
T HEREBY CERTIFY tha'. "The United Em,
1 pire Company Limited " "Non-Personal Liar
bility." has thisdav been incorporated under th/
'Companies 4.,-t 1897," as a Limited Company,
with a capital of five hundred thousand dollars,
tivided into five hundred thousand shares of ont
dollar each.
Tl.e Company is specially limited under section 56 of the said Act.   .
Given under my hand seal of office at Victoria
Province of  British  Columbia, this  4th   day   cf
December one thousand nine hundred and six
fr- S ] S. Y   WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The following are the restricted objects for
which the Company has been incorporated:—
(a.) To acquire the properties of the United
Empire Company (Foreign), situate at or near
the town of Princeton, in the Province of British
Columbia, and to acvuire, manage, develop,
work and sell mines mineral claims and mining
>roperties, whether heretofore the property of
the said United Empire Company [Foreign] or
to win, get, treat, refine and market mineral
[b ] All other powers, rights and capacities as
set out in Section 56 of the "Companies Act,
1897," and Section 6 of the "Companies Act,
1897, Amendment Act, 1900," or other amendments thereto.
Princeton. Jan. 5, 1907. 1-4
(~\NE B'Y HORSE, branded with two bars
*—' within a horseshoe, on to mi place Movem
ber last. Owner can have same by proving property and paying expenses. Unless reedeemed
within ihirty days from date of this notice, the
horse will be sold The above mentioned brand
is on the right shoulder. J. D. McDONALD.
Princeton, Dec. 29th. 1906. 40-3
(New edition issued Nov. 15th, 1906.)
Is a dozen books in one, covering the
history, geography, geology, chemistry,
mineralogy, metallurgy, terminology,
uses, statistics and finances of copper. It
is a practical book, useful to all and
necessary to most men engaged in any
branch of the copper industry
It lists and describes 4626 copper mines
and companies in all parts of the world,
descriptions running from two lines to
sixteen pages, according to importance
ot the property.
The Copper Handbook is conceded to
be the
World's Standard   Reference Book on Copper
The mining man needs.the book for
the fact;, it gives him ahout mines, mining and tlre*nietal.
The investor needs the book for the
facts it gives him about mining, mining
investments and copper statistics. Hundreds of swindling companies are exposed in plain English.
Price is $5 in Buckram with gilt top;
$7.50 in full library morocco. Will be
sent, fujly prepaid, on approval, to any
address ordered, and may be returned
within a week of receipt if not found
fully satisfactory.
. Editor and Publisher,
550  Postoffice Block,  Houghton,
Chicago mineral claim, situate in the Similka
meen Mining Division of Yale District. Where
located :   Ou Bear Creek.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for William Henry Armstrong Free Miner's Certificate No. B2805, intend, sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a cert ficate 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 29th day of Deceml er, 1906.      2-10
Notice is hereby given that 30 days from date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for a special licence to cut and
carry away timber from the following described
lauds situated iu the Similkameen District:
1. Commencing at a post planted on the north
side of the Nicola wagon road, about six milts
fiom Princeton, and marked "Adelmer Snyder's
north-east corner," thence west 80 chains, soutft
80 chatns east 80 chains along bank of the Tulameen river, north 80 chains to point ofcommencement. ADELMER SNYDER,
Dec. 13, 1906. J  M. Wright, Agent.
2. Commencing at a post planted near the
S.E. corner of lot 151. marked "Electa Snyder's
south-west corner," thence east So chains, north
80 chains, west 80 qhains. south 80 chains to point
ofcommencement.     ELECTA SNYDER,
Dec  13  1906.    [38—47]   J. M. Wright, Agent.
Advertise in
the Star
Don't make a   mistake, but buy
the Best on the
A fresh shipment juit arrived; also Al
GENERA   MERCHANT,    I rinceton
February 9, 1907
Concluded from page i.
well as shirk payment of taxes.
Workingmen, like myself, are assessed
at full value for land they own while coal
lands held by companies are assessed at
half the price the government charges.
Trusts, corporations and monopolies are
favored by the government, while the
last "bean" is extorted from the individual poor man—the rich made richer
and the poor kept poor. What is the
remedy ?
Owing to their uumerical superiority I
believe it is possible in British Columbia
to attain the rights of farmers, miners,
tradesmen and workingmen generally if
they will unite under one common banner and work with even half the zeal of
the aforesaid railway officials from now
unlil the next genceral elections. That
banner would have the honorable and
significant term, " Labor," emblazoned
upon it, the principles of which are embodied in ' all honest labor, are self-
evident, and would include the bone and
sinew, the manual and brain workers of
the province. The intrinsic and political
meaning of the word stands as the basis
and fundamental principle of all progress and prosperity. Under this banner
Socialist, Liberal and Conservative workingmen could join hands in removing
those monstrous inequalities which hinder and discourage the laborer from entering into full possession of his rights
as a citizen and a subject of what is supposed to be a free country.
Canada throws wide the door to all
nationalities, giving to all impartial treatment, and especially welcomes the in
dustrious workingman. Let us see that
he is not driven away by graft, extortion
and unequal taxation by the provincial
legislature. Fellow workers throw away
the political parties to which you have
held allegiance in provincial politics and
enroll in the new political party. Liberty, and freedom from the curse of domineering corporations must come from
the union of workingmen.
If successful in provincial politics the
scope of a Labor party could be extended
to the broader field of Dominion affairs.
Meanwhile a convention aud the choice
of a leader is in order. As a basis on
which to begin, the following summary
of what Labor stands for is submitted
1 for consideration. When Labor has
risen to the dignity of a political party it
will formulate a comprehensive platform :
Eight-hour day forall workers, it being
the equal and natural division of time.
Equal taxation.
Reduction of members of legislature
to twenty-one, paying them $2,500 per
annum Ministers' salaries $6,500 pearly
For violation of oath of office or collusion with grafters, imprisonment for life
or shot as a traitoi to his country.
Confiscation  of all  lands  unduly  acquired by railway  or other companies or
individuals in the past.
State education, school books at cost
and teachers paid according to ability.
Provincial police to be trained, physically capable and enforce the laws without fear or favor.
Abolish the saloon and all drinking
bars. Licensed hotels to sell liquors in
specified quantities only. Licenses unrestricted in number.
State-owned mines; conservancy of
forests and better protection of fish and
Cheap money on loan to settlers and
the industrious poor generally.
The land for the people and people for
the land—vigorous immigration policy.
A non-partizan civil service—appointments last during good conduct and competence—age limit 60 ;   pensions.
The foregoing, Mr. Editor, is a crude
presentation of what a Labor party would
advocate and also the reasons for calling
into life and activity of a party which
would represent the masses as opposed to
class and corporation interests.
I.abor vincit omnia.
Princeton, Feb. 8, 1907.
The Peoples Choice
WHILLANS—In loving memory of Ellen, wife
of Rev.  Robert Whillahs, who died on the
24th January at Tofield, Alberta.
Dec?ased  was beloved  mother of Mrs. J. M.
Wright, Princeton, and of Dr. Whiltans Hf dley,
also of several brothers and sisters in Alberta.
Or the Prospector's Lament
Snow, snow, beautiful snow !
Where is the lellow who wrote,
I Snow, snow, beautirul snow? "
I'd like to get hold of the goat!
I'd bury him deep in his beautiful snow'
How would he like to be me,
Breaking a trail   with  a  pack  on  my
In snow well over the knee?
Six long miles from the railroad track
In snow to the top of the hill;
With a good round fifty pounds on my
Up a grade that is fit to kill ;
Snow on  the ground  and snow in the
That  falls  now   and  then   on   your
If you stop too long for a "wind," you
So you plug to the top half dead.
The idiot who wrote of the   "beautiful
Is the selfsame sillv moke,
Who talks at times with a poet's glow
Of the "'cent of the camp-fire  glow
"Wreathing blue in the  mountain air,
"And curling up to the skies,
"Dispelling thoughts ofa  town-bred,"
Did it ever get in his eyes?
As he dodged round a camp fire trying
to cook.
After a twenty-mile grind
'Cross wind-jams and  rock slides?    It
does for a book.
' But not for a prospector, mind!
I'd  like    him    around    when    the
"skeeters" are thick,
And  you   build  up a darned  good
" smudge,"
I'd smoke  him  then till   I made him
And  he    called    his   own     poetry
The Bargains that we are offering are causing
more excitement than the recent elections did
ahd justly so. If you don't believe it come and
Stores at Princeton anil Granite
by reason of its
purity and flavor
c cisS
Celebrated Scotch
YOU 0 Then come and  inspect our   >
~ r large, well assorted   stock.   >
ir FantS •   Latest styles, prices  right.   /
Princeton, B. C.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Wcrks
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lauds :—
Commencing at N. W. cor. of Lot 43 and  running 80 chains south;  80 chains west;  80 chains
north: and 80 chains east, back to post; 640 acres.
S. Spencer, agt.
And 80 chains east; 80 chains north;   80 chains
west; and 80 chains south, back to post; 640acres.
S. Spencer, Agt."
And 80chains west; 80 chains north; 80 chains
east; and 80 chains south, back to post; 640acres.
S. Spencer, Agt.
And from N.E. cor of Kj le's location 80 chains
W; 80 chains noTth; 80 chains east; and 80 chains
iouth, back to post; 640 acres.
S. Spencer, Agt.
Located this 20th day of Ian . 1907. 4-8
Feed   S
General Liveiy Business carried on.
Horses for hire, single or double. Wood
or coal delivered on shortest notice.
Prices   right.     Satisfaction   guaranteed.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undei
signed and endorsed "Tender for Post Of
fice, Fernie, B. C," will be received at this officl
until Monday, February 18 1907, inclusively, fo
the construction ofa Post Office. &c, building,at
Fernie, B. C.
Plans and specifications can be seen and forms
of tender obtained at this Department and on
"pplication to Robert A. Kerr, Esq., Clerk of
Works, Fernie, B. C.
Persons tendering are notified that tenders
will not be considered unless made on the!
printed form supplied, and signed with their ac-J
tual signatures.
Each tender must be accompanied by an ac-'
cepted cheque on a chartered bank^. made pay^
abie to the order of the Honorable the Ministei
of Public Works, equal to ten per cent. [iop.c.\
of the amount of the tender, which will be /»
feited if the party tendering decline to entea.^feg^
a contract when called upon to do so, or 'if he
fail to complete the work contracted for. If the
tender be not accepted the cheque will bs returned.
The Depigment does not bind itself to accept
the lowest or any tender.
By Order.
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, January 18,1907.
Newspapers inserting this adved
without authority from this_ Departnf
not be paid for it
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty day.
date we intend to apply to Chief Conni'
of Lands and Works for permission toT
320 acres of pasture land situate in thel^
division of Yale district and described -is1.
Comme icing at the S.E. cor. 20 chains  w\
N.E. cor. of sec. J5   township 91, thence Nov
chains; thence West 40 chains;   thence  SoufA
chains; thence East 40. E. A. HOWSI&
Located Jan. 31,1907.
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Fbbruary 9, I9o7.
I VaJlauce &
l£BWlH   U/Nlfam»9
THE Hotel lias been tnoroog-ly
renovated and refitted.^ ^
Everything- first-class. No pains
spared to please the public. Table
supplied with best the market jP
affords. Fine Wines, Liquors and
Cigars.    Telephone and Bath &> S
MflALO'S 1st qaalitJI
Cold Water/ Sanitary Calcimo
Mail to unciers
Peg- Daily  Free  Press
(Synopsis of Canadian Homestead
Any available Dominion Lands within
the Railway Belt in British Columbia,
may be homesteaded by any person who
is the sole head of a family, or any male
over 18 years of age, to the extent of one-
quarter section of 160 acres, more or less.
Entry must be made personally at the
local laud office for the district in which
the land is situate.
The homesteader is required to perform
the conditions connected therewith under
jyie of the following plans:
1. At least six months'residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
for three years.
2. If the father (or mother, if the lath
er is deceased), of the homesteader resides upon a farm in the vicinity of the
land entered for, the requirements as to
residence may be satisfied by such per
son residing with the father or mother.
3. If the settler has his permanent residence upon farming land owned by him
in the vicinity of his homestead, the requirements as to residence mav be satisfied by residence upon the said land.
Six irionths' notice in writing should
be given to the Commissioner of Dominion Lands at Ottawa of intention to apply
for patent.
Coal lands may be purchased at $10 per
acre for soft coal and $20 Tor anthracite.
Not more than 320 acres can be acquired
by one individual or company. Royalty
at the rate of ten cents per ton of 2 000
pounds shall be collected on the gross
output. W. W. CORY,
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.
N.B.—Unauthorized publication of this
advertisement will not be paid for.
'' Not one man in ten reads .books.    The
newspaper is parent, school, college, pul-
/   pit,   theatre,   example,    counsellor    all   in
J   one."—Wendell   Phillips.
What papers do you read % Let
us sugjrr'.sf. the satisfying combination of 1 first class metropolitan
daily and a well edited, up-to-date
local weekly such as
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assay
guarantee that no bleaching
either bv CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
manufacture.  ,t|ysS.£
Accept no Substitute.
— AND —
jl Princeton.. Star
We will send you the above two
excellent papers on a three months'
trial order for 75c,- and prepay the
postage on both.   A nominal price,
just to get you started; you will
not, we are satisfied, having once
read them, be content to do without
them.    To take advantage of this
offer you must, however, be a resident of Alberta or B. C.
The following form filled out and
forwarded to the Star will receive
grateful acknowledgment and
prompt attention.
< i
Map of Surveyed Claims on Copper
and Kennedy Ms. and Surveyed
Lands around Prince on: Price, $2.
B. C.
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,00.0-.    Reserve Fund, $4,500,000
B. E. WALKER, Gener;il Manager ALEX. LAIRD, Asst. Gen'l Manager
A general Eanking bucinsss transacted.   Acounts may bo opened and conducted by
&|g|| niaii wilii ail branches of this Eank.-
Deposits  of   SI and upwards r -eeived,  and interest allowed at
current rates.    The depositor is subject to no deJav whatever  in   the   withdrawal  oi  t.ie  whole   or  any      \
portion  of  the  deposit f     \
Lowney's Chocolates
Sned address the Winni-
Star,   postal  pCep^  Z ttl^0^
for which I enclose 75c ee  m°nttm
' Anyone sending a sketch and description may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
..invention is probnMy patentable. Communications strictly confidential. HAN0B0CK on Patents
sent free. Oi.lest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Mimn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in (lie
A handsomely illustrated weekly. Largest circulation of any scientific journal. Terms, $3 a
year; four months, $1. Sold by all newsdealers.
IUff M®™™<°*^$$m ferl
Branch Office, 625 F St.. Washington, D. C.
First Class koom and
Wines,   Liquors   and
Miccrofl, B. c.
taf« Sale fa Canada ^ ^^ jg     J-x* a„f^a,,      Manicure Sets
BUTCHERS       ^|^imaren^    Joys
MURCHIE «■*"**
Assoc. Inst. M M.,Mem
Am. Inst. M.E
Assoc. Inst. M.M.
^ate Assayer I,eRoi.
Photos of Families taken at their
_~t   Homes-Views of Princeton
•0    and Surrounding Camps. IJHW      _ .. .   ,* aaam
a ^^ Solicited.
Mines and Mills Examined, Sampled
and Reported on.
Samples   by   Mail   Keceive  Promp
the Star
|ne.CH| Drag SMt
January 30,  1907.
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At    confluence of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers
Send for Maps
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