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Short Railway Route to Vancouver via Coquihalla Pass
The language of a man is a fair criterion of his character.
Railways now pointing toward the Similkameen are expected to reach here with tracklaying in less than eighteen months; now is the time to buy.
Coal, and agricultural lands will advance rapidly in value with the increased demand following railway transportation: Acquire some land today.
Vol. vi.   No. 25.
$2 a Yearr in Advance
British Columbia Copper Com=
pany adds Millions to
its Resources.
Lost Mineral Lead of Incredible Richness is Searched for in Bed of
Tuiameen River.
The B.C. Copper Co. has recently increased its capital from $2,000,000 to
$4,000,000, which means that a proportionate expansion in mining and smelting operations of this progressive company is contemplated. Manager Keffer
arrived in Princeton yesterday from New
York where he was summoned to confer
with officials regarding further develop
ment of properties held under bond and
increase of smelter facilities. A diamond
drill is expected daily to test the Sunset
group on Copper mountain as all underground work has now been completed
and the miners discharged. It is understood that the Sunset has proved co be
all that was predicted of it and that is
saying a good deal.
While doing assessment work on the
King Solomon, Copper mountain, Snowden Bros, exposed some excellent bornite
ore in a felsite gangue. It is an ore that
at once commends itself to the connoisseur of minerals and it has the prospect
of body to make a mine. They have a
chain of claims extending from near the
Sunset to about a mile distant.
Oswald Coulthard lives in an atmosphere of great expectancy these days.
He is looking for a lost lead in the bed of
the Tuiameen river and has some Chinamen under contract to build a wing dam
and thus enable him to see it for the purpose of taking its hearings^ In the placer
mining days some specimens from this
lead were assayed which gave fabulous
returns. With the shrewdness of a Sherlock Holmes Mr. Coulthard -set about
the discovery of the only man who knew
anvthing about the lead. He found him,
a dope-consuming Chinaman, in the
slum district of Vancouver and after a
long chin-chin with him and some
monetary inducement he came with him
to the spot, which is known as Roanie
camp. Further developments are eagerly awaited, meanwhile everybody
wishes Mr. Coulthard "good luck."
' Uhler & Cox have uncovered some fine
looking ore on Five-mile since they
began prospecting there some time last
summer. Recently they have struck an
enormous body of iron ore with pockets
of copper distributed through it. The
ground these prospectors are working on
has been formerly staked and abandoned
about a half dozen times, it being the
general opinion that there was not sufficient mineral in place to warrant development. Now, however, Uhler & Cox have
struck a large and well defined lead the
ore characteristics of which indicate
body with value. The opinion of experts
in regard to the Shamrock group, which
is the name of their holdings, is most
favorable. Development work will be
commenced at an early date.
Manager Vermilion Forks Mining Co.
Replies to Mining Record.
Editor Star—Sir: Referring to the
criticism of the financial policy of the
Vermilion Forks Mining and Development Co. by the editor of the Mining
Record in the June issue and my reply to
it, which has appeared in the August
number, I was surprised to find that a
considerable portion of my letter had
been omitted. This may be newspaper
morality, but it is certainly not fair play,
and makes further correspondence with
the Mining Record prohibitive. I enclose a copy of my letter as sent to the
editor, from which you will- see that
among the eliminated paragraphs is the
opening one, which reads as follows :
"The somewhat harsh criticism of the
Vermiliou Forks Mining Co. which appeared in your June issue warrants a reply. Had it appeared in any paper of
lesser standing than the Mining Record
one might almost have imagined that it
had been inspired bv some person financially connected with one of the opulent
companies regularly referred to at the
conclusion of the review, but in the Mining RecordJtBis, we know, would be impossible."
Why this omission ? Can it be that a
moral and upright press objects to the
delicately veiled flattery contained in
this paragraph, or that the editor desired
to utilize the space gained that he might
make a further attack upon the company.
I would suggest for the future guidance
of this gentleman that when basing his
remarks and charges upon a printed report he should at least read it with care
and intelligence. If he had done so he
would have found that there was no intention on the part of the company to
add to its holdings, but simply to complete paying for those it already held.
Why this should be open to objection on
the sense of commercial immorality I
fail to see. Again, why should it be commercially immoral of tbe board not to
invest, upon paying its manager his full
salary, when he, holding a considerable
interest in the company, is willing that it
should be deferred.
The editor's   acquaintance   with   the
character ot Mr. Micawber appears to be
as limited as his knowledge of the fable
of "The Dog in the Manger."   If the
B.C. mining operators were not strongly
imbued with the sanguine spirit of Mr.
Micawber, always looking for "something
[Continued on page 3.]
Injunctions Filed Against the
V.,V. & E. and Grand
Trunk Pacific.
Shortage   in   Manufacture of
Rails may Caus« Delay-
Rumored Deal.
Owing to the large orders for $teel rails
on baud at the rolling mills there is some
doubt that the Midway & Vernon will be
able to procure rails when the grade is
The C.P.R. has filed injunctions against
the Grand Trunk Pacific and the V.,V. &
E. for what it alleg-s is a violation of the
Railway Act by those companies.
The laying of steel from Curlew to
Midway is well under way.
The V.,V. & E. is the biggest railway
construction that has been undertaken
in the west since the transcontinental
lines were built.
The following contractors are working
on the V.,V. & E. : Emerson &Co., Gorman & Pearson, Rankin & Co., P.
Hughes, Bole Bros. & Moran, Burns &
Jordan, Johnson & Anderson, T. Gallagher, D. Brown, Porter Bros.; Winters
Parsons & Boomer, Jones & Onserud,
Coughran & Waldron, L. Chindahl,
Pat Welch, Johnson & Nelson, A. McDonald. About 1000 laborers are at work
and there is room for 5000 more.
It is reported that E. F. Voigt has sold
to the Great Northern, as the result of
the visit of Messrs. Snapp & Anderson,
right-of-waymen, all of his interests on
Copper mountain and Wolf creek for the
sum of $100,000.
W. J. Bassett, of the Great Northern
engineer staff, has resigned and is now
with the Midway & Vernon.
W. Armstrong, a well known Vancouver capitalist, was in Princeton this week
on his way back from Bear creek, where
he and C. F. Daw have a group of mineral claims on which development work
has proved them to be high grade and
of undoubted large body. The ore runs
from $50 to $60 in gold. A good wagon
road is being built to the mine by the
provincial government and Messrs. Armstrong and Law. When completed machinery will be installed for ore production and possibly a stamp mill. Mr.
Armstrong is the owner of Holmes's Flat,
about five miles below Princeton, which
offers exceptional conditions for small
farm holdings. He was very pleased with
some ore specimens from the Shamrock
catnp which he will have tested with a
view to obtaining an interest in this promising property. Mr. Armstrong also
owns the Coulthard ranch at Keremeos
which has been subdivided into small
fruit farms.
Dr. Haanel, superintendent of mines
for the Dominion, has formed a party of
experts who will investigate and report
upon the extent and character of the zinc
deposits in this province. The men composing the party have been selected for
their well known qualifications on min
ing and also for their impartial judgment
on matters of this kind. Their names are :
Walter R. Ingalls, M.E., editor of the
Mining Review, New York, and author
of the "Production and Properties of
Zinc," Philip Argall, M.E., of Denver,
and A. C. Garde. The field work will
be carried on chiefly m the silver-lead
districts of Kootenay where there are
large deposits of zinc. Anyone knowing
of zinc deposits in this portion of the
Similkameen or having specimens should
communicate with the secretary of the
Princeton board of trade, E. Waterman.
The experts will be engaged for two
months and have already begun work.
Arthur Hickling, of the Vermilion
Forks Mining Co., left last Sunday for
the Portland fair. ■ While there he will
confer with some smelter promoters who
have made inquiries as to the possibilities
of such an industry at Princeton. Mr.
Hickling was not quite certain that'he
would return here again this year. His
other investments and interests in this
province and Ontario demand his personal attention annually. In Ontario he
is a large shareholder in an electric tramway company which will operate a line,
now near completion, running through
the "garden of Canada," from London
to Port Stanley. Beside his mining and
townsite interests ip Princeton he is one
of a company which will furnish this
town with light and water at an early
H. G. Ashly, of Kamloops, representing the Sun Life Insurance Co. was in
town this week writing up policies for
his company. This is his first visit here
and he is so imbued with the natural
charms and prosperous outlook of the
place that he will locate here permanently.
The Star has received the latest railway folder issued by the Great Northern
on which the routa as far as Princeton is
plainly shown. A railway company that
is enterprising enough to advertise its
proposed route a year in advance of the
real thing will surely rise to the occasion
when it does hit Princeton with its Pullmans and give everybody a free excursion to the coast.
Arthur   Broadfoot, a   brother of   the /.
genial Willian in the wine department.of/
the Jackson, arrived iu town Wednesday
from Seaforth, Ontario.
Inspector Gordon of the education department was in town this week and visited the public school.
September 16, 1905
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E. Howse, Manager.
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TheStar has consistently advocated the establishment of a mining school in the past, somewhere
in the province that would afford
mineral conditions for practical
training in coal, lode and placer
mining, and it again makes reference to the subject without apology
or fear of becoming wearisome to
those who see the necessity for such
an institution. While it is difficult
to arouse public sentiment on a
question which is somewhat experimental that is not sufficient reason
to allow it to lapse altogether. If
the friends of the proposition will
not abate their efforts in behalf of
a mining, school the next sessions
of both federal and provincial parliaments may see substantial appropriations made for the work. The
boards of trade throughout the province and the provincial mining
association, if they.are not dead or
dying from inertia; could force the
subject upOn the attention of legislators so as to demand prompt
[a$'ftm. 'The Princeton board of
trade has accomplished much good
in the past two years of its existence and the opportunity for.further
usefulness is pressing upon it in
the matter of a mining school.
There are men in B. C. who have
acquired great wealth from its mineral resources.    No more fitting acknowledgment of   their  gratitude
could be made than to endow a mining school with some  of their surplus money.    They have for example  the noble  generosity  of those
who  have  donated  large  sums to
similar institutions.    . The agricultural college at Guelph was recently
presented with a fine building by a
gentleman who gained his  wealth
outside  of agriculture; how much
more the incentive to give to4a mining  school  by: a  man or company
whose wealth.-has  been made from
the mineral  resources  of tfiis province.     May  the  reading;"of this''
paragraph prompt^SQme.one. out^pf
the plenitude of heart and purseto
give liberally  toward theSfouhding
of a   mining   school   in vtJhis1 pj.gr
vince. «$#?        ... '.; , .   S#s¥
Writing to the Rossland board of
trade, Richard Marsh,   mining  en-
at different times brought to the attention  of the  board of trade the
desirability  of its  using  its  influence toward tbe establishment  of
institutions   of   higher   education,
particularly  a school  of mines, in
the province of British  Columbia.
It is my  belief that with the earnest support  of the  people  of this
city and the  co-operation of your
members of parliament your organization can secure the establishment
of a school   of   mines within  the
province.    I may  state that I have
left with J. A. Macdonald, M.P.P.,
the pamphlets relating  to the work
of the state school of mines of Montana, the state agricultural college
of Montana and the Montana state
university.    These publications describe the manner in which a state
having  a white  population   about
eqnal to  that of British   Columbia
has  been able  to  establish, equip
and conduct three separate institutions of learning  on a most liberal
basis, and  to do magnificent work
for  the  improvement of the great
industrial interests of that state, at
the same time giving to the young
men  the  benefit  of technical  and
practical training   absolutely  free.
When  it  is  remembered  that the
state  of  Montana   has   no  pubiic
lands except such as have been donated by the federal government of
the United States, it appears almost
criminal that the province of British Columbia has, with its vast area
of crown lands, not made long since
some provision  for   institutions oi
learning  by reserving some of its
immense wealth in timber and agricultural lands for educational institutions.    With comparatively small
grants  of land  Montana  has been
able to provide funds  for  not only
the establishment  of several splendid    institutions   of learning,. but
through the leasing of the agricultural lands and timber permits, provide for interest  and sinking funds
and to conduct the institutions with
comparatively little  additional expense to the state.    In conclusion I
wish  to state  that  it is my belief
that similar results to those referred
to  above   can   be   easily  brought
about  by   earnest   and   continued
effort  by  the    Rossland  board   of
trade and the people of this city."
The above portrays a line of procedure within reach of Princeton
to accomplish the desired end of
a mining school. It will become a
live question when the agitation is
general and thrust upon the attention of legislators. The daily press
and mining journals of the province
could have no better subject with
which to enlighten and interest their
readers and before the end of next
sessions of parliament and legislature plans may be matured for the
location and necessary buildings.
Opposition may be expected to the
scheme but that  need not dismay
Roberta, Robert Bryant, Garden City, Mary V.
Victor, Falum, No. 28, No. 31, No. 32, No. 50
Fr., No. 51 Fr., No. 52, No. 53, No. 66 Fr , No.
67, No. 68, No. 69, No. 70, No. 71 and No. 73
Fr. mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Vale district. Where
located : In Voigt's camp.
Take   notice   that I,  C   JB.   Shaw,   acting
as  agent  for  M. A. Voigt,  free  miner's   certificate No. 879944, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
certificates of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37,.must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 23rd day of August, A.D. 1905,
C. JB. SHAW, px;s.
Two Brothers Victoria and Orlando Marguerite
• mineral claims.   Situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district.   Where located : On Sixteen-Mile creek.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting  as
agent for A. Scrapelli, free miner's certificate
No. B86157, 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 afobve claims.-
"" AndTurther take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 26th day of July, 1905.
International and Constitution mineral claims,
situate in the Similkameen  mining division
of Yale district.   Where located: On Boulder creek.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Albert Klockmann, free miner's certificate  No. B86564   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 tbe issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 6th day. of July, 1905.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 160 acres? oi mountain
pasture land situate on Five-Mile rcreek, about
5 miles from Princeton, described as follows:
Commencing at post S.W. corner, of Gordpn E
Corbould's purchase aud running 40 chains north
40 chains east, 40 chains south, 40 chains westito
point of commencement and, adjoining R. L.
Reid's purchase on the north.
June, 23, 1905. C. M. Snowden, agenti
Tenders will be received up to
September 30th for hauling! 500
tons of coal from Princeton to
Hedley. The lowest or any tender
not necessarily accepted.
COM PANT, E. Waterman,
Princeton, Sept. 7. Manager.
on hire
Thos. Hunter, Prop., at Hotel Jackson.
.Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty*
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
Also, commencing at post S.W. corner of Thos.
R. Pearson's purchase and running 40 chains
north, 40 chains east, 40 chains south, 40 chains
west to point of commencement, in all 160 acres
and adjoining Gordon E. Corbould's purchase
on the north. THOS. R. PEARSOf^.   :
June 27, 1905. C. M, Snowden, agent.
THIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands situated in the Similkimeen district: j WM-
Commencing at N.W. corner of lot 43 and running 80 chains east, 80 chains north, 80 chains
west, 80 chains south, in all 640 acres.   ,
W. H. HaRVEY,.
Located 9th Aug. 1905.* S. Spencer;agt.
The only Reliable Standard Brand made from the
highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
guarantee that   no bleaching
either   bv    CHEMICALS   or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
§g|     manufacture.
jjfH. Accept no Substitute.
And, commencing at S.W. corner of Harvey's
claim and running north 80 chains, west 80'
chains, south 80 chains, east 80 chains, in all
640 acres. J. S. LOUGHNAN,
Located 9th Aug. 1905. .    S. Spencer, agt.
gineer  and  assayer,   says:   "As is
well known to the members I have I any person who desires progress
And, commencing at S.E. cornerof Lcughnan's
claim and running south 80 chains, west 80
chains, north 80 chains, east 80 chains, in all 640
acres. W. G. BREEZE,
Ivocated 9th Aug. 1905. S. Spencer, agt.
And, commencing at N.W. corner of Harvey's
claim and running. 80 chains north, 80 chains
east, 80 chains south, 80 chains west, in all 640
acres W. H. FULTON,
Located 9th Aug. 1905.    .   S. Spencer, agt.
Valley Hill mineral claim.   Situate in the Similkameen mining  division   of  Yale district,
Where located:   Adjoining the townsite of
-  Allison, on south side of river.
Take notice that I, W. C. McDougall, acting as
agent for M. L. McDougall, free miner's certificate No. .78878, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
certificates 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
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 10th day of July, A.D. 1905.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to
purchase 160 acres of land, and more fully described as follows • Commencing at a stake
placed at the north-west corner of Lot 254 and
marked Jackson purchase: Thence running
south 40 chains, west 40 chains, north 40 chains,
east 40 chains to place of commencement.
Located this Seventh day of July 1005.
Synopsis of Canadian Northwest
Homestead Regulations.
Dominion Lands- in Manitoba or the
Northwest provinces, excepting 8 and 26,
not reserved, 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 may be made personally at the
local land office for the district in which
the land is situate, or if the homesteader
desires, he may, on application to the
Minister of the Interior, Ottawa, the
Commissioner of Immigration, Winni
peg, or the local agent, receive authority
for some one to make entry for him.
The homesteader is required to perform
the conditions connected therewith under
one of the following plans :
(1) At least six month's residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
for three years.
(2) If the father (or mother, if the father 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 person
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 may 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. W. W. CORY.
Deputy of the Minister of Interior.
N.B.: Newspapers inserting this advertisement without authority will not be
paid therefor.
September 16, 1905
[Concluded from page i.]
to turn up-'—railways, to wit, this enterprise would have become moribund long
since. A more unj'ust insinuation than
that the company does not promptly pay
its debts could not be made. Personally,
I prefer the commercial immorality of
the company to the morals of the press,
as exemplified by the edtor of the Mining Record.
Trusting  that you  will find space for
this letter in your next issue,
I remain yours very truly,
Ernest Waterman,
Manager V. F. M. & D. Co.
Princeton, Sept. 4, 1905.
[The foregoing letter makes full denial of the unjust imputations made
against the Vermilion Forks Co. by the
Mining Record ; it also addresses a well
deserved reproof to the editor of that
journal for having mutilated the communication in reply to the original article containing the misstatements of facts.
If we may venture to suggest anything
for future guidance of the erratic editor
, it is that, ordinary etiquette demands the
■ use of asterisks where deletions are made
'■ failing which an explanatory note is imperative.     By.  omitting   the   paragraph
■ quoted  above  Mr. Waterman's meaning
was distorted and the purpose of his com
.munication either thwarted or entirely
annulled. The manager of the Star expresses full confidence in the V.F.M.
Co. and believes its motives are honora
ble and in consonance with the progressive spirit of the times in the Similkameen.—Ed.]
E. C. Barnard and wife left la.°t Mon
day for Oroville, Wash., where some fin
ishihg touches will be given to the international boundary on which Mr. Barnard has been engaged for the past two
years. It is not likely Mr. Barnard will
have any further business calls to make
at Princeton but should the winds of fortune waft him thither both he and Mrs.
Barnard are assured of a cordial welcome.
Sam Spencer has located a big ledge
of rose quartz containing specular iron
and possibly gold. The specimens are
very attractive to the eye and will, boubi-
less, return good value when assayed.
The claim is situated near the line of the
V.,V. & E. in the Coquihalla district.
Rev. A. J. Fowlie will conduct public
worship in the court house at 7:30 p.m.
J. Oswald Coulthard received a hurried
message this week that his father was
seriously ill in the Jubilee hospital at
Victoria resulting from a surgical operation.
Robert Stiuson, of Mt. Pleasant, was
in town this week on his way to Copper
mountain, where he has mining interests.
He will probably remain here during the
Barrister and Solicitor
Corbould & Grant
Barristers, Solicitors, &c.
New "Westminster, B.C.
F |1     MINES
Bought &Sold
Offices: Penticton r>
and Princeton, ma
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Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
Sole Agents*
CAPITAL==$8,7oo,ooo REST==$3,50o,ooo
Total Resources (Nov. 30, 1904) $91,000,000
)sgBM$$k *fltefes* a^9wed on deposits of $1 and
upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
Deposits may be made and withdrawn
by mail. Special attention given to this
class of business.    Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.
A General Banking Business transacted.
W. H. SWITZBR,       -.       - Acting Manager.
PENTICTON BRANCH—A Branch of this Bank is now open at Penticton,B.C.
Capital all paid up, $14,000,000.        Rest, $10,000.       Balance to Profit and
Loss Account, $373,988.        Total Assets, $135,624,452.
PRESIDENT, Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.CM.G.
VICE-PRESIDENT Sir Geo. A. Drummond, K.C.M.G.
Deposits received from $1
and   upwards.     Interest
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
Deposits may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ac
counts receive every attention.
The Nicola Branch is now Open.
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Accounts of parties living at a
distance receive our special attention. Deposits can be made thfough the mail, and sums added
thereto and withdrawn at any time. Drafts issued payable at all points
in Canada and abroad.
L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
M.A., B.C.I,.
P.O. box 44.
Otter Flat Hotel
Headquarters for Summit, Rabbitt mountain, Tuiameen river, Boulder, Bear and
Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P. O. Address^ ASPEN GROVE.
September 16, 1905
. A. SC
Has now in stock and is constantly receiving large shipments of
General I
and is prepared to supply all
kinds of goods at lowest prices
Mail ©peters Promptly Hie!
The Electric Process
Wood,| v
Vallance &
MIRAIO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary alcimo
gJ_o.*A:-.^iiiw«.s,^:\j»' m
The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted;
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
TSic vaiciiiwer
Cascade Beer    *& Alexandra Stout
Queen Beer       £ Alexandra Ale
For sale throug hout British Columbia in all the first=
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
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September 16, 1905
"What   lnck did you have fishing?"
t '-'Bad.    Very bad.    I landed three whop-
tvpers.    They- were;eso- big riobody'd be-
./ lieve I caught'em."
; . /"Now,   Bertie,   what   made   you   eat
V ^Dolly's ialf of that orange?"    "Please,
.  ma, you told me always to take her part."
Brownr—Ah!   Here's   something   that
I will.interest you, Maria.    Half a column
! on  "Costumes for Cowes."    Mrs.  B.—■
^ Well, I can't think whatiscomi-ngto.peo-
t, pie nowadays.   First it's sunbonnet's for
I horses,  and  now this!   Oh, I've notpa-
| tience with these new-fangled ideas !
1     A young man at Green  Mountain told
his girl the other night that if she didn't
\ m^rry him he'd get arope,and*ha'flghim:
self right in front of her house.    "Oh,
. please don't do it. dear," she said; "you
■know father' don't want   you hanging
; around here."
f:  "Well,"  said  the cheerful wife, who
thought she had a soprano voice, "if the
; worst comes   to the worst I could keep
•the wolf from the door by singing."    "j
i'don't doubt that would do it," replied
the husband, who had suffered much,
f'but suppose the wolf should happen to
ibie deaf?"
\    ^ -
■    "Misfortunes never come singly, fon
iknow, Miss Priscilla."    "Alas !" saidihe
.poor maiden, shaking her head, "the sin-
jgle misfortune is the worst of all."
|ji W. GROVES"
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Ml' "v*^
Civil and Mining Engineer
Jttap of Surveyed Claims on - Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $&
I   PRINCETON.     -   -      B. C.
Druggist and Stationer
||     HEDLEY, B.C. I
Drugs, Medicines,
B     Books,     ..,J|
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
j Confectionery.
Mailorders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C.
i Myrtle-|
Largest Sale in Canada
Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in
the Province of British Columbia.
A LICENSE to cut timber can be ac^
quired only at public competition. A
rental of $5 per square mile is charged
for all-jtitnber berths excepting those situated west .of< Yale for which/the rental-is
at the rate of 5 cents per acre per annum.
In addidou to the rental dues at the
following rates axejCharged : Sawn ium-
ber.^50 cents per thousand feet B.M. Railway ties, eight and nine feet long, i}4
and 1$ cents each. Shingle bolts, 25
cents a cord. -^ All other,products, 5 per
cent on the sales.
A license is issued so soon as.a berth is
granted, but in unsurveyed territory no
timber can be cut on a berth until the
licensee has made a survey thereof. ....
Permits, to. cut .timber are also granted
at public competition, except in the case
of actual settlers who require the timber
for their own use.
. Settlers and others may also obtain per-,
mits to cut up to 100 cords of wood for
sale without competition.
The dues payable under a, permit are
$1.50 per thousand feet* B.M., for square
timber and saw logs of any wood except
oak; from Y2 toiJ2 cents per lineal foot
for building logs ; from i2j^ to 25 cents
•per cord for wood; 1 cent forfence posts;
3 cents for railway .ties; and.5.0 cents per
tford dn shingle Bolts..
Leases for grazing purposes are issued
for a term of twenty one years at a rental
of-twOiCents an acre per annum.
Coal lands may be purchased at $10 per
acre for soft coal and $20 for anthracite.
Not more than 320 acres may-be acquired
by one individual or company.
Royalty at the rate of 10 cents per ton
of 2,000 pounds is collected on the gross
Entries ^fo.r land for.agricultural, pur
poses may be made per§o5iSliy at the focal
land office for the district in which the
land to be taken is situated, or if the
homesteader desires, he may, on application to the minister of the interior at
Ottawa, the commissioner of immigration at Winnipeg, or the. local agent for
the district,within, vvhich-the land as situated, receive authority for some one to
make entry for him.
A fee of gio is charged for for a homestead entry. • •
A settler-who' has received an entry for
a homestead-is required to perform the
conditions connected therewith under
one of the following plans:
1. At least six months'-residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
during the term of three years. It is the
practice df the department to require a
settler to bring 15 acres under cultivation, but if he prefers he may substitute
stock; and 20 head of cattle, to be actually his own property, with buildings for
their occupation, will be accepted instead
of-the cultivation.
2. If the father (or mother, if, the father is deceased) of any person who is
eligible to make a homestead entry under
the provisions of the act, resides upon a
farm in the vicinity of the land entered
for by such person as a homestead, the
requirements of the Act as to residence
prior to obtaining patent may be satisfied
by such person residing with the father
or mother.
3. If the settler has his permanent residence upon farming land owned by him
in the vicinity of his homestead, the re
quirements of the Act as to residence
may be satisfied. by -residence upou the
said land.
Application for a patent should be made
at the end of three years before the local
agent, sub agent or a homestead inspector.
Before making an application for a
patent the settler must give six months'
notice in writing to the commissioner of
Dominion lands at Ottawa, of his intention to do so.   j-^
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, Feb. 4,1905.
' centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
F. W.' Groves E. Waterman,    •
President. Secretary.
^>y H. Cowan, Treasurer.
theIn 08THE M?C0RMICK is
The McCormick has been dwarfed the palm of excellence by reason of
its superb and splendid work In fhe: grain and grass fields of the wQrld.
Write to-day for beautifully illustrated book, printed in colors, entitled
"It Takes the Palm," which will tie supplied free to any one interested
in harvesting machines. You are cordially invited to call and seet
the machine. .„,.i ■!)]■
For Sale by the A. E. HOWSE CO., Ld.
Of excellence which characterize the
are symetrical and staunch main frame, simple aiiHl
powerful gears, perfect and fricti|mless bushings, direct
stroke pitman, and long steel wearing plates for me
knife. The McCormick line of mowers embraces Wei
Vertical Lift, New 4, New Big 4, and Little Vertical.
These machines are illustrated and described in detail
In the McCormick . book for 1904, ,"It Takes the
Palm," which will be supplied free upon request.
Sold by A. E. Howse Go.
-SEPrmHHBR  l6, 1905
tJKJKM 1^4&<*^>*&<m<*<m<J*^^^^'*m^<»<a**Jr<S*artm^^
*f, fife "*:' ■&'<
&'>$M ;&*&1&.   J *- '" ***#*&■:'   - *&* L<flkl    $*   ,
"tV* •^<^'4^fl;i^,&^V'Hi>fi& 4\jM&£> -%3?!tjgi*j*u| I
..—•->.-^.n .*..-
lE^OTpMHL^ tTUAIl) at the Fbfksvol ^he &m&
'i|®@Jni ■ Hi Sws
^kameen and Xu?amcen ^Mf?sS Xne ^^^ESS CENTRE for the following Mining, Camps:— Copper Mountain.
Kenne#jr Mountain, Friday, Boulder and'Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River, Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
'Jr' £ i$$m § fli^ fift^if'^iff^t
i%ovemtia,ent H
fife Similkameen
fflM'fi&m'- '40:*^M-
*.y>»^n'*5w-*»-«.'x.v-.w^t^.'^.'tKi^CirViTitiL^i.0^«*.*1&.ra*-I*rtWArW--J3.A;k*.i- ■ i T*TOll* .'i».'^ri%i -.. .'ifr1. .-$1*  5ff*B>'■-W■**•¥
FItiE 1 ■■nHMKl 'pWReST 1
Enormous A^rKufturaf Area to Draw from
^^$l^''>^^W-'^:'r        ^-IQ&SSS^N^^
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^isp i#i$|•;#$'••r'jp^"
.;:v*£^       #A*fe   "lf*S?
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PRESENT l PRICES Op LOTS—From $3.00 to $10 pfejFront Foot. Size of Lots
50x100 Feet and 33x100 Feet. Terms—One-Third Cash; Balance Three and Six Honths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum. s-^.fe-
Send for Map and Price List to v |||;/
Resident Manager ll
-Agents for the CANADIAN ORE CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)


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