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Vote for Smith Curtis, the People's Candidate
Vol. viii. No. 5.
Published in the interest of Princeton and Similkameen district.
$ 2 a Year, in Adwi.^
Thursday's    Meeting     Great
Success—Shatford's Policy
Shown Up.
Smith Curtis  Scores  Telling Points
Backed by Facts-Opposition Speaker's Lame Defence.
The last shot in the campaign in Princeton was fired on Thursday by Smith
Curtis, Liberal Candidate for Similkameen tiding, before a largd" audience of
electors. Mr. Curtis, although he has
travelled night and. day for the last few
weeks, showed few signs of fatigue, and
in the opinion of those who had the
pleasure of hearing him on Thursday
evening, he made one of the most telling
and convincing speeches he has ever
nrade. His handling of the charges of
corruption and graft against the McBride
Government, both of recent and later
date, was masterly and backed up by un-
disputable facts, had a telling effect on
his audience.
Owing to lack of space, just a few of
the more telling points in the speeches
of the evening will be touched ou.
Mr. J. M. Wright occupied the chair,
and in announcing the programme for
the evening took the opportunity to
touch on and dispute some remarks made
by Mr. Shatford in his meeting on Monday night last, regarding appropriations
for this section, showing that Mr. Shatford had misled the electors in that
Mr W..C McDougall was present on
behalf ot Mr. Shatford, and was invited
to speak, one hour and a quartet being
alloted to him. Mr. McDougall is becoming quite a platform orator, and were
he fighting on the right side and had
facts to support his arguments, would
make a good showing. But unfortunately
for him, he is bolstering up a cause that
he must know is beyond redemption, and
speaking not from facts, but evidently
from hearsay, he lays himself open at
every turn. It was plain to be seen that
M»r. McDougall had received a few
pointers from the " Rev." Mr. Rowe, evi
denced. by his attack on the Federal
Government for trying, as he stated,, to
steal a large tract of land from this Province. The speaker quoted largely from
the Star and endeavored to show that
that paper did not know what it was talking about, in reference to the Kaien
Island scandal, the Columbia & Western,
B C Southern, Midway & Vernon and
Becter Terms. He asserted that the
Columbia & Western lands were not
worth 5c. per acre, etc., etc. And referred to the latest scandal of Green's re
Transcontinental Exploration Co., was
the most dastardly thing he had ever
heard for the Liberals to bring it up at
this time. He closed in an appeal for
support to L. W. Shatford, and the Conservative Government.
Mr. Curtis, on being called was received with prolonged cheers. He said
that he hf.d heard the Premier and other
Conservative speakers during the present
campaign, but Mr. McDougall's speech
was the most extraordinary one he had
ever heard. He took up point after point
and literally tore them into shreds, showing conclusively that Mr. McDougall did
not know what he was talking about.
Mr. McDougall's statement that the Columbia & Western lands were not worth
5c. per acre was challenged and shown to
be utterly false, Mr. Curtis showing that
the timber alone was worth at least a
cool million dollars. Coming ,to the B.
C. Southern M:. Curtis demonstrated
clearly that the statement contained in
the Star were perfectly correct with regard to the arrears of taxes on these-
lands. He touched on the Midway &
Vernon, better terms, aud Green's latest
deal, proving beyond the shadow of a
doubt, that the McBride Government
stood convicted of wholesale corruption.
With reference to this latest scandal, Mr.
Curtis pointed out that the particulars of
this deal had emenated from the law
office of Sir Chas. Hibbert Tupper, a
Conservative in Vancouver, and therefore
it was probably correct.
Coming nearer home, Mr. Curtis turned the searchlight on Shatford"s graft
in this   constituency, showing   how   his
Mr. Shatford is immaculate according
to his boosters but he knows how to favor
his interests and keep the. assessment of
land that he is interested in below normal. At Keremeos his land is assessed at
$10 and his neighbor's at #30.    Is it fair ?
Mr. McDougall s figures could not be
verified as to expenditure of money in
this vicinity during past year. Jugglers
should not go into figures and Mr Curtis
very properly rebuked him for so doing,
besides correcting him in the amounts
belonging to two year's appropriations.
A road up the Tulameen river to
settlers is necessary to avoid an ugly
climb over hills, and it is needed right
away. Mr. Shatford, if returned, will
not have it built until the next elections
four or five years hence, if then. Settlers
will have to take their choice between
Curtis and Shatford as to which is most
likely to procure that road. Vote for
Curtis and see what he can do.
Mat*k Your BS^iimt as ES^iow
lands had been favored by low taxation
while adjacent lands had been compelled
to pay a much higher rate. These and
many other telling points were driven
home and the speaker closed by appealing to the honesty and the common
sense of those present to vote for him on
Saturday, thereby assisting to secure a
Government in British Columbia that
would clean out the corruption that existed at Victoria, and give to the people
a Government that would stand for the
interests of the masses and not be at the
dictation of the C. P. R. or any other corporation or band of adventurers.
Three rousing cheers were given for
Mr. Cuitis, the King, and, as usual, it
fell to a Liberal to cheer the opposing
speaker. But never a voice was raised
for L. W. Shatford, strange to say.
Vote for Smith Curtis, the Liberal Candidate, and the best interests of Princeton
and vicinity.
It is safe to sav that there was not a
person present at Thursday's meeting—
Liberal, Conservative or otherwise-
possessed of ordinary intelligence, bty*
who was convinced that Smith Curtis
was speaking facts, facts so uncontrovert-
able. as to utterly condemn the McBride
W. C. McDougall, a McBride and Shatford apologist, says the Government has
no right to repair Bridge street, a con
tinuation of the Copper Mountain road
and thinks it " ridiculous " to suggest it
He could not and did not deny, however,
that in otler towns the Government even
built sidewalks and improved the streets.
The secret of it all is that neither Mr.
McDougall, Mr. Shatford nor the chief
government official here have any interests, so far as known, in Princeton,
and their opposition to any expenditure
of money that should be properly made
by the government, is thus easily accounted for. Maybe they, have interests
in Allison or a rival townsite.
By  End   of   February, Says
Cheief Engineer Kennedy
of V. V. & E.
A Two Per Cent Grade Obtained  on
West Side of Hope Grade—Avoids
Extensive Tunnelling.
Construction Engineer J. H. Kennedy,
of the V. V. & E.. was over from Midway
on Tuesday for a few hours sa}-s a Grand
Forks despatch. Mr Kennedy states
that, though the work of construction Ijas
proceeded somewhat more slowly than
anticipated, the track is now laid into
Oro, and he believes they will get steel
into Keremeos by the end of February or
early in March. Engineer Milliken, who
was formerly in charge of the survey up
the North Fork, spent a long time endeavoring to obtain a better grade on the
other side of the Hope divide. The for
mer line entailed a grade of 2.5 per cent.,
and involved a very heavy amount of
tunnelling. A line has now been run
which, though considerably longer, will
give a two per cem. grade, and not
necessitate so much tunnel work. Tbe
whole matter is being considered at headquarters, and so far no word has been
given out as to the final choice of routes.
Chas. A. R. Lambly, Government
Agent at Fairview, died at his home in
that town on Tuesday last from pneumonia. Mr. Lambly had been a resident
of this district for some 20 years being in.
the emploj' of the Provincial Government during that time and was a most'
efficient officer. Mr. Lambly was about
fifty years of age. The late Mr. Lamhlv
leaves a widow and family to mourn his
loss, who have the heartfelt sympathy of
the entire district in their bereavement.
BORN—HALL—Wife of E. Barr Hall, of
a son, on the 30th inst.
E. Barr Hall is the happiest man in
town. He is the proud father of a
bouncing, 10 lb. baby boy. Mother and
son are doing nicely.
The Phoenix Pioneer's fourth annual
holiday is to hand and is a highly creditable number, containing 64 pages of the
most interesting and instructive mining
news pertaining to that camp, being profusely illustrated thr< ughout The Pioneer is deserving of great credit for its
enterprising and progressive spirit.
French & Day have installed an
acetylene plant in their building and it is
giving perfect satisfaction, the light being
Al. This firm are agents lor the 1 est
aceteylene gas manufacturers in America
and are prepared to fill all orders.
January 30. 1907.
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
The Princeton Publishing Co.
!    B   STONE KENNEDY, Editor.
One Year,
Payable in Advance.
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Pour weekly insertions constitute one month
WEDNESDAY, JAN.   30, 1906.
Never in the history of this Province have issues more vital to the
prosperity and welfare of the people
been discussed in a political campaign ; certainly never has there
been a docket of such indictments
against any government as has been
brought against the McBride
ministry. The loud-smelling and
crooked Kaien Island deal, by
which the first rightful white
owners of the land held by war
scrip were dispossessed of their just
honorable and genuine rights that
an adventuress, her husband
(known in an unsavory and notorious way to the people of the whole
province and of Princeton in particular) and other professional robbers of the public might profit by
the spoliation of these hard won
scrip on the battlefields of South
Africa—the Columbia & Western
land give-away to the C. P. R.
which was never .earned and which
could have been saved for the people but for the willing submission
of a weak and dissolute premier—
the wilful neglect of the McBride
Government to collect taxes from
their friend and ally, the C. P. R.,
while rigidly enforcing the law
regarding taxes to be gathered on
mining propositions, land and the
personal property of tbe individual
poor man—these and many other
acts of the McBride administration
condemn it so strongly that the
people have arisen in their righteous vexation and cried, " Away
with them;"
The duty of the hour for all those
electors who desire to see a change
from graft and plunder is to, at
least, endeavor to remedy the evils
which cluster around the present
government as barnacles to a waterlogged ship. Some indifferent and
careless electors say : " It is no use
trying, one party is as bad as another." That is neither logical nor
sensible. In every walk of life effort
and sacrifice of time, money or
talents must be made if any public
or private good is to be attained.
Adherence to a political party is
very dear to some people. They
stifle conscience and smother the
impulse that must come to every
honest   and   progressive   man   for
betterment of conditions and the
consequent suppression of political
corruption and depravity. It is an
old scientific axiom that : without
change there must be decay or
death. If a large majority of
electors were unchangeable in their
political opinions not only would
there ue decay but violent death
and ending of the moral, social
fabric would result—anarchy would
reign, corruption would breed revolution from which life and blood
would Jae poured out in rivulets as
in all the insane civil wars of
history. Hence it is that the decaying nations of the earth, through
lack of energy or moral fibre, are
unable to bring about those changes
which are necessary for a healthy
life—which, indeed, are life. Are
the majority of electors of the Similkameen and of British Columbia
possessed of that moral stamina and
vitality which will enable them as
free and intelligent electors, independent of party allegiance or tie,
to go to the polls on Feb. 2nd and
declare for a change which aims at
the improvement of present government and political conditions ? The
Star believes that they are and that
a good working majority in the
House will follow the voice of the
people echoed from the ballot box.
Let no man violate his conscience
or stunt his manhood by allowing
things to remain as they are at the
capital. It may cost a twinge to
get away from the old part}' but it
can never cost a single regret to
vote for the remedy of heinous evils
or the removal of unfaithful and
corrupt representatives in the legislature. With these and other good
motives governing the action of
voters on polling day the standard
of political morality in B. C. cannot
fail to be elevated—peace, pros-
peritp and contentment will be the
resultant effects of the progressive
change and men and women, young
and old, will rejoice that their country and province have been rescued
from the degrading influence of
men high in position who are yet
steeped in gross iniquities. Stand
by the right, no matter what the
cost—following such a principle the
ultimate triumph of truth and honesty over the false and corrupt is
but a question of the ballot in the
hands of a voter of good judgment
and common sense, and who is un-
blinded by the strong rays of partisanship. Having thus thrown off
the mask of bigotry and prejudice
let conscience have free course;
vote out the weak and corrupt men,
vote in the new who give just
grounds for the expectation and
hope of better legislation and purer
politics—in this consists the highest
and best citizenship and the duty of
the hour.
with 'the C. P. R. How comes it
that this Company are issuing free
passes to electors supposed to be
favorable to McBride's Government ?
Premier McBride is going through
the country assuring the people that
his Government has no connection
Conservative papers and stump
speakers are vainly endeavoring to
make political capital out of an
article that appeared recently in the
London Financial News. The
article in question praises the McBride Government for restoring the
confidence of the financial world in
British Columbia, and maintains
that it would be a serious mistake
to turn them out of power at the
present time. At first glance it
might seem that the News' statement carried weight, but when a
little light is thrown on its attitude,
the intelligent elector will be able
to see behind the scenes. During
the general election of 1898, Premier
Turner speaking at Nelson said :
" I could secure the insertion of an
article favoring my policy in any
London paper on paying ^100."
Mr. Turner probably knew what he
was talking about. It is somewhat
singular that this same Mr. Turner
is now in London acting as Agent-
General for British Columbia, being
sustained in that position by the
McBride Government. Tbe public
will have no trouble in figuring out
how the article in question received
its birth.
With the distinguished example
of Sir John Thompson and Sir Oliver
Mowat before him the public will
see that Mr. Alex. Henderson's
action in leaving the bench to reenter politics is not only prece-
dented, but that it is meritorious.
When those gentleman retired from
their judicial positions they were
plain " Misters." They were
knigted after some years of subsequent energetic political life. Had
they done what was deserving of
censure would they have beeu honored by the Queen ?- But anything
for an election cry, as Mr. McBride
said when he closed the Better
Terms conference door with a bang.
Tbe Tories are short of campaign
literatury, and an attack' on Mr.
Henderson for doing what has been
done before is as good as any other.
The Premier and his organs, both
great and small, are endeavoring to
detract attention from the C. P. R.
graft in this Province by attempting
to prove that the Dominion  Government   has been  guilty of some'
awful   misdeed    in    assisting    the
G. T. P. in  every legitimate  way
to build their transcontinental line.
The   Provincial   Government's opposition to this line is well known
and understood, and if McBride had
his   way there would  be only one
railway doing business in this Province.   The Provincial Government
did everything  in their  power  to
prevent    the     building     of     the
V. V. & E. although that road was
not costing the Province one cent.
Word now comes from Victoria that
the Provincial Government has declined to relinquish its revisionery
interest in reserve lands purchased
from   the  Indians   by  the  Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway through the
Federal   authorities,   some  months
ago.    The despatch  says :   " The
policy  of   Premier  McBride  is  to
retain as much as possible of these
valuable   lands   for  the  people  in
order that they may benefit to some
extent,   through   the    predestined
growth of that northerly section."
The policy  of Premier McBride is
to reserve these lands for the C. P. R.
and if his Government is returned
to power it  is pretty  well  understood that this corporation will be
assisted by the Government to get
control of these lands.
Chicago mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen Mining Division of Yale District. Where
located :   On Bear Creek.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acUng 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 Decemter, 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
lands situated in the Similkameen District:
1. Commencing at a post planted on the north
side of the Nicola wagoti road, about six miles
fiom Princeton, and marked "Adelmer Snyder's
north-east corner." thence west 80 chains, south
80 chains east 80 chains along bank of the Tula-
meen river, north 80 chains 1o point ofcommencement. ADEDMER 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 80 chains, north
80 chains, west 80 chains, south 80 chains to point
of commencement.     ELECTA SNYDER,
Dec 13  1906.    [38—47]   j. M. Wright, Agent.
Don't make a   mistake, but buy
the Best on the
A fresh shipment juet arrived; also Al
gp  ALEX.   BELL
February 2, 1907
Green's Denial is an Admission.
" After the licenses in the Telqua valley
were granted and before the applications
for licenses in the Pine river district were
before the department, Caron, whom 1
knew very well, wrote me, saying he
desired to allot me a few shares of stock
in a company to be organized. I did not
wish any of the stock. Mr. Mackay, then
secretary to the premier, was in my office
when I received the letter. I showed it
' to him, saying that I did not want the
stock and that if he cared to take it he
could have it, remarking that while I did
not consider it of much value that it possibly might be worth something to him
some day. He signified his willingness
to take the stock and I notified Caron to
issue it to him."—R. F. Green.
Speaking at Armstrong on the 24th
Premier McBride said there was not a
word of truth in the charge published in
The World Tuesday in connection with
coal licenses to Sir Adblph Caron and
associates. He "positively stated that not
one license had been issued in the district mentioned to any one.
Ou top of this denial from Mr. Green,
a denial which is virtually an admission,
comes Premier McBride's second statement. On Friday, in a wire to the Van
couver Province, the premier admitted
that Green had taken stock from Caron,
not as a bribe, but " as a friend." Speaking at Central Park on Friday night, he
emphasized the remark, and removed all
doubt as to whether or not he was misquoted when the above statement was
credited to him, by saying that, from his
point of view, there was " nothing what
ever questionable in Green's accepting a
present of stock from his friend, Sir
Adolph Caron." This- puts McBride's
meaning beyond all question. He frankly admits what Green denies—namely,
that Green accepted stock. Tatlow and
Cotton, too," while not expressly admitting the truth of the charge, refuse to
den}' that Green took the stock, and Cotton even goes so far as to say that the
matter " is a cabinet secret." If it were
absolutely false, therfe.would be no secret
about it, nor would there be any neces-
' sitn of hedging in making denials. But
whether the stock actually passed to Mr.
Green or not, the fact is not denied that
it was given him for what the company
considered his administration of the provincial land assets in their favor ; that he
acknowledged it not with stern indignation, but with thanks ; that his letter
accepting the equivalent of $37,000 for a
betrayal of the public trust was exhibited
to Premier McBride and his colleagues in
council ; and that they condoned the
minister's course and endorsed it by his
retention in the government.
A prominent Conservative expressed it
when he remarked : "Taken in conjunction with the Kittimat land matter,
the Kaien Island deal and several other
transactions in which the present govern
ment has been concerned, this last revelation renders ample and unhampered investigation of the lands and works department a mere necessity. That is why I'm
going to support Mr..Macdonald at the
approaching election."
The total immigration into Canada
during the calendar year 1906 was 215,-
915. For the calendar year 1905 it was
144,618, an increase of 71,284, or 49 per
cent. Immigration was made up as follows : British, 88,257 '> continental, 53,-
874 ; United States, 63,781.
The jury in the Penticton murder case
has returned a verdict that the late Mr.
Zimmerman met his death at the nands
of some unknown party or parties. To
date nothing new has transpired in regard to the identity of the murderer,
although a force of police and detectives
are working on the case.
Mr. Carrington, of Nicola, had a narrow escape from being blown up by a
gasoline plant in the basement of his
store on Wednesday last. The plant was
not giving satisfaction and Mr. Carrington went to investigate the cause, and in
trying to remedy the defect an explosion
took place, blowing the roof off the
building and otherwise shaking things
Reports, received estimate the casualties at Kingston, Jamaica, on account of
the recent earthquake there, at about
1,000 killed and some 9000 persons homeless, and places the damage done at ten
million dollars. Concerning the latter
London fire insurance companies repudiate a'll liability under ihe earthquake
clause in their policies.
Mr. A. G. Blair, ex-Minister of Railways, dropped dead at Fredericton N.B.,
on Friday, Jan. 25, where he was on a
business visit. He was present at the
functions given in Ottawa for Mr. Root,
and left to visit his native province m the
best of health.
Canada's aggregate trade for the past
six'months was $321,000,000, an increase
of $43';000,000 over last year. Fisheries
show an increase of $2,000,000 ; agriculture, $3,000,000 ; the mines the same as
last year, and the forest wealth an increase
of $7,000,000.
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Mr. Shatford controls the Gazette and,
no doubt, inspires much of its contents.
That paper is very jealous of any credit
that Princeton may be entitled to whether
of,postal returns or as a centre. To ac
count for it one has only to know that
Mr. Shatford is the chief stockholder in
the Hedley townsite and all his interests
in corporations and lands are in the
central part of Similkameen riding. Yet,
stranger than fiction, persons deeply interested in Princeton townsite are boost
ing Shatford all they can. It is an unclean bird that fouls its own nest. Vote
for Smith Curtis and we will get back a
proper proportion of our taxes and revenue in improved roads.
ONE BAY HORSE, branded wilh two bars
within a horseshoe, on to mv place November last. Owner can have same by proving property and paying expeuses. Unless reedeemed
within thirty days from date 01' 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
But there is no question" who to deal with. Suffer not from mistakes and poor articles sent from distant Departmental Stores.
Visit us and see what you are buying.
|j§  Mthe pioneer store.
General   Merchants
ar Pants'®
Then come and  inspect our   £
large, well assorted   stock.   >
Latest styles, prices right.
HpHIkTY days from elate I intend to apply to the
"     Chief Commission e.r   of  Lands and  Wrrks
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands :—
Commencing at N. W. cor. of Lot 43  aud  running: 80 chains south;   S'> chains west;   80 chains
north; aud 80 chains east, back to post; 64cacres.
S3£35g| % J   VAN HOUTEN,
S. Spencer, agt.
ertificate of Incorporation
And 80 chains east; So chains north;   80 chains
west; and 80 chains south, back to post; 640acres.
S. Spencer, Agt.
Aud 80chains west; 80 chains north; 80 chains
east; and 80 chains south, back to post;640acres.
T,. C. KVLE,
S. Spencer, Agt.
And from N.E. cor of K\le's location 80 chains
W; 80 chains north; 80 chains east; and 80 chains
ibuth, back to post; 640 acres.
■    J. S. LOUGfJNAN,
S. Spencer, Agt.
Located this 20th day cf Jan . 1907. 4-8
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General Liveiy Business carried on.
Horses for hire, single or douhle. Wood
or coal delivered on shortest notice.
Prices   right.     Satisfaction   guaranteed.
T HEREBY CERTIFY that "The United Em-,
A pire Company Limited." ''Non-Personal {faf?3j
bility," has this day beeHi incorporated under the
"Companies Act 1S97." as a Limited Company};
with a capital of five hundred thousand dollars,
divided into five hundred thousand shares of one';
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  4II1   day   of
December one thousand nine hundred aud six.
(l.s ] S. Y. WOOTTON,
Registrar of Joint Slock 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 cf Princeton, in the Province'.L\fv3rkish
Columbia and to aevuire, mavafe, develop,
work and sell miiies n:inera] claims a.rd',minirig
roperties, whether hertU fbrr__Lhs^=_nr-Operty of
the said United Emphe
to win. get, treat^Kjinl
therefi om :
Lb ] All other no!
set out iu Section,-5&,$>'fie
US97," and Section 6 ij-
1897, .-i mend ment Act. i<
ments thereto.
Princeton. Jan. 5, to: 7.
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';~ '•'■».  tua' Let .mim 1 at
fr.ii:sa,-.d capacities as
ltift«>sCt'!H(i-ari'es   Act,
jtlso- .'si^niyatifes   .-ict,"
00."   or   ether amemi-
fiK to these premises or or about -.Dec. 15 one
'~/ light buckskin colt, branded G [sqii'rrj on
left shoulder; one sorrel colt, branded double OO
(the-letters being on top cf or.e another] in ruaw
hip; one dark buckskin marc, With colt, "no
b-ands visible. Owner may have same by proving pi operty and paying expenses. If not removed within 30 davs will be sold.
Gold Bank Farm
January 15, 1907. 3_7
 K*~ —
January 30, 1907.
Of Smith Curtis' to the Electors of Similkameen Riding.
To the Electors of   the Similkameen District :—
Gentlemen :
Having been  unanimously  nominated
by the Liberal convention held  at Keremeos on the 8th inst. to contest this Rid
ing at the general provincial elections to
be held on the  2nd  February next I ask
your votes and active support.    In accepting  the  nomination   I  stipulated that I
must  be  permitted  to  run  as a Labor-
Liberal.     My  claim   to  run  as a Labor
candidate is founded  on my standing for
Labor in the House  in 1900-3 when I in
itiated or aided in passing far more beneficial  measures   for   Labor than all the
labor legislation   previously or since'en-
acted  in   British   Columbia,  and  is also
founded  on  the many labor planks con
tained  in  my  platform, which  is as fol
lows :
No  boodling  or  grafting.     An  Anti-
Lobb>ing  Act.     Making  it u  criminal
offence for corporations  to  contribute to
, election  funds  or give  free transport to
the polls.
New voters' lists within six months
previous to a general election. New
stringent provisions against personation
at the polls and briberv.
No member to be interested financially
in any charter or subsidy he proposes or
votes for, or to furnish large supplies to
the government through any trading
company he controls or is largely inter
ested in.
Crown lands for the settler, i.e., for
use, not for the speculator.
No cash bonuses or land grants to railways.
Exploit our natural resources to produce largest revenue and so greatly reduce taxation on farmers and industry.
Assess wild lands at the price asked for
them by their speculator-owners.
Assess railways five years after construction at their fair value
Protect, examine and map forests.
Publicly sell timber as needed by mill
men,the main idea being sale to offerer of
largest stumpage royalty, thus eliminat
ing the speculator and obtaining millions of dollars lost to the people by the
stupid system now in vogue. Reforest
ing timber lands unfit for agricultural
More equitable taxation  and  insisting
on all corporations paying their full proportion.    Putting the ore tax on the net
Repeal of the recent School Amendments, which I put taxation on rural com
Relieving bona  fide  prospectors  who
are free miners from poll tax and protecting their claims from lapse during serious
Amending laws as to contributory
negligence and common employment so
as to make them fair to injured workmen
as well as to employers.
Establishing a Labor Arbitration Act
on the lines of the New Zealand Act,
thus doing away with strikes and lockouts, enabling a living white man's wage
o be established, thus driving out Chin-
The McBride Government has never
initiated a single progressive measure,
and the recent lengthy written appeal of
the Premier for support is very barren
in this respect. The length of the pi a f
form given above, most of whose planks
will I believe appeal strongly to most
electors, indicates the opportunity the
Government has had to pass reform meas
ures and proves its sluggish incapacity in
that direction.
I am in entire accord with the terse and
progressive platform enunciated by the
Liberal leader, Mr. J. A. Macdonald, who
has my hearty support. He is an able,
energetic man, whose private and public
record is without a stain. I honestly believe that when he becomes Premier he
will give the Province an honest, capable,
sane and progressive Government. The
suggestion that the Liberals desire to
change the leadership is foundation less
Yours faithfully,
10th January, 1907.
ese, Hindus, &c, and  encouraging without  peril   to  labor  the  immigration   of
desirable white settlers;   enabling shorter hours to  be  got   when   right, in  any
trade, and   tending  to unionize all wage
earners and   make    them   the  political
power their numbers entitle them to be.
Enact the Initiative and  Referendum.
Amend the Interpretation  Act  by  declaring that no exemption of taxation or
gift of privilege given by any Legislature
shall be binding after the lapse of a generation.
Public ovvnership of public utilities
where possible. The telephone system
to be acquired immediately.
The immediate reservation of a portion
of e.very Crown coal area to enable when
necessary state-owned coal mines to be
Providing that in all future grants of
coal lands that the maximum price to be
charged for coal to B. C. purchasers
shall be fixed by the Government.
The immediate setting aside of a large
area of Crown lands to aid public schools,
establish technical and mining schools
with cheap correspondence courses for
all citizens and to establish experimental
farm and other stations.
Free compulsory education for all
children under 14 years. Free school
The immediate setting aside of a sufficient area of Crown lands to  provide  in
surance against illness, accident and  old
age in the case of the deserving poor.
Reorganization of the moribund Mines
Department with a capable staff large
enough to make it a real aid to prospectors and mine owners.
Appoint an Irrigation Expert and revise the Water Acts     Foster irrigation.
Immediately    survey     and     describe
Crown lands easily accessible to  settlers.
'Simplification of Supreme and  County
Courts, greatly reducing costs   of  litigation.
Establishment of a Provincial Exchequer Court, enabling Provincial Government to be sued without first getting i;s
consent by fiat.
Establish a Board of Fire Insurance
Underwriters that will fix maximum
rates to be charged insurers.
Appoint a Railway Rate Expert to examine into the excessive rates charged in
this Province and to get redress if necessary by contesting the rates before the
Railway Commission at the expense of
the Province.
Open Indian Reserves to mining and
have portions of reserves not used or
needed by Indians open to set dement.
Provide needed bridges, roads and
trails impartially.
Leaving nothing undon'e to secure
Better Terms for the Province.
Vallance &
Sfienvin -Williams9
illRALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water! Sanitary Calcimo
'!£■/ k
Has now in stock and is constantly receiving large shipments of
and is prepared to supply all
kinds ot goods at lowest prices
Mail orders Promptly Filled
60   YEARS'
Great Northern
—- if otet—
Trade Marks
Copyrights &c.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
: qiilcluy ascertain our opinion free whether an
invention is probably patentable. Communications strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest aeency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
tpecial notice, without charge, in the
A handsomely Illustrated weekly.
- ■at' ™™».o    -
,ma.^^s.—s-.   ,. Largest circulation of any scientific journal. Terms, $3 a
year; four months, $1. Sold by all newsdealers.
&Co.361Broadway-New York
Branch Office, 626 F St., Washington, D. C.
First Class koom and
Wines,   Liquors
Princeton, ft. c.
January 30, 1907
Synopsis of Canadian Homestead
Any available Dominion Lands within
the Railway Belt in British Columbia,
may be botnesteaded bj' any person who
in the sole head of a family, or any male
over 18 years of age, to the extent of one-
quieter section of 160 acres, more or less.
Entry must be made personally at the
local land office for the district in which
the land is situate.
The homesteader is required to perform
the conditions connected therewith under
one of the following plans:
1. At least six months' residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
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 re
quirements as to residence  mav be satisfied by residence upon the said land.
Six months' 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 for anthracite.
Not morcthan 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
Analysis of Coal and Fife-
clay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
1111 Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
make a
Sold bv all Dealers.
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some sort and
can fill
your requirements,
1st   received a large
and we  are in  a
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The only Reliab'e Standard Brand made from the
highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat, (££>%
guarantee that no bleaching
either bv CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
Accept no Substitute.
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.s
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 g Engineer
Map of Surveyed* Claims on Copper
and Kennedy Mts. and Surveyed
Lands around Princeton: Price, $2.
PRINCETON.     - B. C.
Paid-up Capital. $10,000,000.     Reserve Fund, $4,500,000
B. E. WALKER, General Manager ALEX. LAIRD, Asst. Gen'l Managei
A general Eanking business transacted.   Amounts may be opened and conducted by
mail with ail branches of this Bank.
Deposits  of   $1   and upwards  r  ceived,   and  interest allowed at
current rates.    Hie depositor is subject to no delav whatever in  the  wiihdrawiil  of  tie   whole  or  any
portion  of  the  deposit
Money Wanted !| a few left
Portraits, &c
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camps.
Address   -    PRINCETON, B.C
Assoc. Inst. M M., Mem.
Am Inst. M.E.
Assoc. Inst. M.M.
Late Assayer LeRoi.
Mines and Mills Examined,  Sampled
and Reported on.
Samples   by   Mail   Receive  Prompt
In Xchange for all
kinds    of   Meats.
Keep warm by eating lots
of good Juicy  Beef.
Advertise in
the Star
Lowney's Chocolates
Manicure Sets
Toilet Sets
Fancy Perfumes and
Children's Toys
lite City Drug store
m TT—rr~-'^^.
January 30, 1907.
♦ 1 I The Town of ! I 1
British   Columbia
At    confluence of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers
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tSp* 6«F taF
and Price List to
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