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 Princeton Coal is high in Carbon ; almost smokeless.
Persevering industry is the key to wealth and success.
Princeton is J44 miles from Vancouver via the. V.,V. & E. Route now being Surveyed through Coquihalla Pass.
Mails arrive twice-a-week—Telephone connection with Outside World—Centre of great Copper-Gold Field.
Vol. vi.   No. 28.
$2 a Year, in Advance
Princeton Likened to Paradise in its
W$&.     Climate and Scenery.
Editor Star—Sir: In my last I said
that I would write something about the
6fe around Princeton to be smelted. I
have, however, concluded to first describe the surroundings of Princeton, for,
as you may well know some people live
in a place because it is beautiful, while
others care nothing for climate or scenery
but£simply ask how much money can be
made there. I desire to show that Princeton is capable of pleasing any and all
' When I was a young man I had the
pleasure of visiting a large estate on
which was a magnificent residence. Before you reached, the residence you went
through a bronze gate. What pleased
me more than anything were the small
lakes in various parts of the estate around
which were deer and birds'. Elms, oaks,
rock maples and native trees were so
plentiful that. it seemed like a forest..
Yet there was no trouble in travelling
through any part of the estate as there
was no underbrush. There were some
thirty miles of road with easy grades.
To my mind Princeton is much like
that estate, only on a larger and much
more magnificent scale. As for the roads,
make it hundreds instead of thirty miles;
instead of a few deer and birds make
them thousands; instead of the elm and
oak call in the large and stately pine.
Leave out the magnificent residence and
pitch your tent on the Similkameen any
place from Ground Hog flat to Mr. Bromley's lower ranch and.next morning after
having slept in the cool air off Hope
mountains and. having . breakfasted on
■cold roast venison and bannock, ask yourself if you are not in a magnificent residence. The pine trees, the silvery river,
{he grassy; hills that feed five thousand
Qattle, all combined compel you to think
o,f magnificence, grandeur and sublimity.
The climate is warm in summer and
cpol in winter. The winter is a good
Canadian winter with some snow but
never very cold. The air is so bracing
that when you walk ten miles you often
feel another ten will make you ready for
Supper I suppose "one will get tired in
that climate, but it did seem to me that,
in such a; .climate, a man was capable of
doing twise as much, he could do in any
other climate I have ever been in. I
there met several asthmatics who said
they were never troubled with asthma in
Princeton. I presume the elevation of
the place or the dryness of the climate
has something to do with that. Let me
say that Princeton may not be a paradise
but I consider, for climate, and natural
scenery it is about as near that place as
one can hope to find on this continent.
In my -next I hope to take up the mineral resources. Yours truly,
Spokane, Sept. 23. Alexander.
Mineralogical  Survey of
District is Pressed for
by Board.
Need of Map and Handbook of Information—Annual -Meeting
November 2nd.
Matters of much importance received
the attention of the board of trade at its
regular meeting Thursday evening.
Communication from T. H. Murphy re
zinc ore at Summit City was received and
secretary instructed to write Dr. Haanel,
of the Dominion department of mines,
regarding same and furnish sample.
Communication from S. V. Ells of the
geological department addressed to man ,
ager of the Vermilion Forks Co. and presented to the board, re mapping of this
district. A resolution was passed urging
Duncan Ross, M.P., to use his influence!
to secure a geological survey of Princeton district next season as had been done
in Nicola and at Rossland. It was pointed out that the prospecting and development of the mineral resources would be
greatly aided by a structural survey of
this district.
A motion was carried pointing out the
necessity of cooperation of mining, mercantile, real estate, ranching and profes
sional men in procuring a handbook of
useful information, with map, of the
Princeton district.
Verbal communication was made that
Mr. Shatford, M.P.P., was endeavoring
to get an appropriation for reduction of
grades on trunk road.
The board recommends the.formation
of a bucket and hook and ladder brigade
for fire protection.
A minute was made of the board's desire to cooperate with the Imperial government in securing universal penny postage and the disarmament of nations; it
also proffers assistance to Dominion government in solving tariff problems.
On motion the attention of the provincial government was respectfully directed to the need of a sidewalk to the
court house and the unfenced condition
of the school house.
The president's annual report and election of officers is fixed for next regular
meeting on Nov. 2nd.    Board adjourned.
J   Mr. and Mrs. E. Waterman will give a
dance on Hallowe'en to which invitations
'will shortly issue.
A dramatic performance is soon to be
put on the boards. The cast is complete
and rehearsals are in order. Particulars
next week.
Mesdames Morrison    and   Turner, of
the Sunset camp, Copper mountain, were
^visitors to Princeton this week.
President Hill Promises to do
Great Things for this
&s •      Rich Country.
y., V. & E. will be ,Built Within Time
Limit of Two Years and from
Both Ends. .
James J. Hill, railway king and autocrat of transportation rates, was in Vancouver recently with a trainload of millionaires. He told the reporters that he
would do more for Vancouver, than had
ever been done by any railway corporation. That means he will pour the riches
of the Similkameen into their lap by the
V.,V. & E., now building.
Most important to ^Princeton was his
statement that he would build east from
Cloverdale this winter. Thus, construction will be rushed from both ends.
The Liverpool mining property on
Bear creek owned by Gu's Spearing et al
has been sold to the Armstrong-Law company. The price reported to be paid is
$6,000. C. F. Law promoted the deal
which now brings under his company's
control a group of mineral claims that
will develop into a great mine. The ore
assays as high as $56 and there is an immense body which maintains a high
average in values. It is the intention of
the owners to install machinery for the
development of the property as soon as
the road now building to Bear creek is
completed Other parties with claims in
the Bear creek district are jubilant over
recent strikes and the energy of the
Law-Armstrong people permeates the
whole camp, adding vigor to mining
and prospecting generally.   ;
George Wardle met with a peculiar
.accident while setting out to hear Rev.
Mr. Fowlie's farewell sermon last Sunday night. Emerging from Hugh Cowan's brilliantly lit tonsorial parlors into
an Egyptian darkness he fixed his vision
bn a neighboring light to guide him
along the sidewalk. Only a few paces
when his reckoning led him off the boards
and he lunged heavily against the end'of
the guard rail striking his eye and ■inflicting a serious wound above it as well as
bruising his cheek. Dr. Schon put four
stitches in the cut and the patient is doing
well. Mr. Wardle travels so often over
this sidewalk that he knows every board
in it and the misstep must have been
caused by optical delusion. In any case
the sidewalks should be wider and is
it not about time Princeton.should put
6n some frills and have electric lights to
guide its esteemed citizens whither they
would go?   teyf
Assessment Work and Prospecting in
Various Portions of District.
J. Crowley and J. O'Neil are working
on the Smuggler mineral claim in Combination camp, Copper mountain. They
have been crosscutting and have struck
a body of very fine bornite samples of
which- evoke very favorable comment
from local experts..
Willerson and Johnson have recently
finished assessment work on the Knob
Hill mineral claim in which they opened
up the lead in a hew place, proving the
ore to be continuous.
J. and C. Snowden have been prospecting on the headwaters of the Ashnola.
Ben Baker is at Wolf lake doing assessment work.
Bob Cramer is making a road on Copper mourifain for the B.C. Copper Co.
The diamond drill at work for the B.C.
Copper Co. on the Helen H. Gardiner
mineral claim, Copper mountain, employs about a half dozen men in its operation. It is understood some 3,000 feet
wid be sunk in different places. The
daily average of drilling is about 25 feet
and will last well into winter. This is
the first diamond drill to-be used on Copper mountain and will greatly assist in
estimating the mineral wealth of that
far famed section.
James Dunsmuir, the millionaire coal
mine owner, was at Nicola last week inspecting the coal lands recently purchased by his agents.
Rev. A. J. Fowlie preached his farewell
sermon on Sunday evening to a large congregation, taking for his text Ex. 8:20—
Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go,
that they may serve me. On Tuesday
evening a farewell social was tendered the
rev. gentleman in the court house. Laiy
citizens provided toothsome delicacies
for bodily refreshment and gentlemen
of all creeds, faiths and doctrines contributed to a purse of gold, in all $75,
which was presented to Mr. Fowlie by
Gordon Murdoch. He thanked the donors for their gift and expressed best
wishes for all, evincing visible sorrow for
the severance of social and religious ties
in Princeton. Plays, songs and a recitation relieved the occasion of the seriousness bred of separation. Mr. Fowlie's
preaching was conciliatory rather than
aggressive, yet helpful and full of sound
doctrine—he ever strove to reconcile man
to his Maker and man to man. Of frail
physique he was unable to endure the
work of this field. The good wishes of
everyone follow him.
A. Hickling, director of the Vermilion
Forks' Mining Co., is expected to arrive
on today's stage. A consulting engineer
on water and lightsupply for Princeton
will soon be.here on his invitation;:!
OCTO'JER  7,   I905
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at"
The Princeton Publishing1 Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager.
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.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
All cheques to be made payable to
Everything points to the dawu
of a period of great commercial
and industrial activity in the Similkameen. Though tardy in coming
it fulfils the predictions made by
the Star years ago. Gradually, yet
surely, the years of depression and
stagnation are giving place to the
days of plenty and prosperity. No
inflated boom nor mushroom growth
of towns with a ruinous reaction
leaving in its train deserted houses
and empty stores will characterize
the' development of this section of
country. The upward and onward
movement has begun. It will increase in momentum as the two
railways now building toward
Princeton lessen the gap in transportation facilities.
From the good old placer days
of i860 and 1885 up to the present
time the Similkameen has been
visited by a host of prospectors,
miners, explorers, investors, experts and settlers, all of whom describe it as a land of great promise.
Its remoteness from the beaten
track of travel and the utter lack
of railway communication has made
it a veritable terra incognita to all
but those who braved the hardships
of primitive modes of travel. Now,
however, with comfortable coaches,
wayside inns and good hotels at
terminal points tbe discomforts of
early day travel have been eliminated. The journey to Princeton,
whether made in automobile or
ordinary vehicle by the tourist or
business man is full of sightseeing
and interest and for spectacular
fsgjendor the ride on cay use via
Hope pass over the mountain range
is unexcelled. All roads and trails
lead to Princeton. It is the diverging point to. any place or mining
camp in the Similkameen and lies
at the confluence of two auriferous
rivers, the Similkameen and Tuiameen.
Railway construction is wlej} advanced from the two initial points
Spence's Bridge and Midway. The
Great Northern and Canadian Pacific railway companies.will compete for Similkameen tonnage from
opposite directions. Both companies have had agents in this district for years past calculating,
measuring and sampling   the ore
and coal deposits. It is no mere
guesswork with these colossal companies which have every aid of science and wealth at their command
to determine the great mineral resources of this district. If they
are satisfied that the natural wealth
of the country justifies the expenditure of millions of dollars surely
there need be no hesitation on the
part of lesser companies and individuals in investing and developing. The enterprise and faith of
some in the future of Princeton and
vicinity is already manifest in new
business structures and improvements and in the large mining
operations at Copper mountain,
Boulder, Bear and One-mile creeks.
With the advent of great trunk
lines of railway into the Similkameen the impetus to every industry and business will, it is believed,
exceed the calculations of the most
extravagant optimist. Those who
are on the ground and ready for the
march of progress will reap the reward that is theirs by right of foresight in improving opportunities. -
J. J. Hill, president of the Grei t
Northern, was , in Vancouver recently and boosted that city so vigorously that the C.P.R. will need
to be watchful or it will lose its grip
on it, street ends and all. What a
glorious thing it is for the people to
have competition.
The presentation of the freedom
of the great city of London to Gen.
Booth, head of tbe Salvation Arm}7,
is an honor unique in that no dignitary of any religion has had that
honor hitherto. The helping hand
of the Army has been outstretched
to the corners of earth in uplifting
the 'submerged' of humanity, a
work which churches often fail
to do. All will admit that Gen.
Booth deserves the honor and it is
all the more refreshing since it
comes from such a rich and aristocratic city to one of the most humble of men.
The government printing office
at Victoria has recently published
an excellent bulletin descriptive of
the game of this province. The
illustrations are exceptionally good
and the information is just the kind
to be of value to sportsmen.
The Financial News of Boston
says that the next great world development will be in Canada. The
pfi'fiie agent for this great development is the building of railways.
Its mineral deposits and forests are
only second in importance to its
wheat producing possibilities. ' Evt
erything indicates that Canada is
full of mineral—the precious metals; coal, iron, copper, tin, nickel
phosphates and petroleum abduncffl
These fields are thus far only being
touched on the edge.
Ware   *':^
Wearing quality should
be the chief consideration
in selecting silver-plated
tableware—and then
comes beauty in design.
.Plate from Diamond
HalPs own factory practically equals solid silver
in its effect, both as - to
durability and artistic
For $3.00 we will send
prepaid one dozen teaspoons in a favored Old
English pattern.
134-138 YONOE ST.
I^OTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
1 g date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 640 acres of mountain pasture land de-
scrit ed as follows : Commencing at the N. B.
corner lot No. 3532 and running 80 chains west;
80 chains north, 80 chains east to the southwist
corner of lot 1825, thence 80 chains south to point
of commencement. H. A. KNIGHT.
Sept. 25, IQ05. W. D. Young, ag't.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for,
permission to purchase 640 acres, more or less,
of pasture land in the Nicola division of Yale
district and described as follows : Commencing
at a post at S.W. corner of lot 1234 thence east 80
chains, north 86 chains, west 80 chains, south 80
chains to point of commencement.
May 25, 1905.
Also 320 acres more or less of pasture land in
the Nicola division of Yale district, described as
follows : Commencing at a post at the S.E. corner of lot 1232 thence north 40 chains east 80
chains, south 40 chains west 80 chains io point of
commencement. . FRED. A. HOWSE.
May 25. 1905.
Big Kid mineral claim, situate in. the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where
located, Aspen Grove camp.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Frank Mansfield, free miner's certificate No. B87508, and William Smith, free miner's certificate No. B87515 intend sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Re
corder for Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notiee that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements. .., ,
I Dated this 18th day of September, A.D. 1905.
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 Yale district. Where
located : In Voigt's camp.
Take notice that I, C. JBt Shaw, acting
as agent for M. A. Voigt, free miner's ce:-
tificate No. B79944, 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.
11-4 -. -      C. JB. SHAW, P.L.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. B86155?, intend sixty days from date hereof,
to apply to the mining recorder for certificates
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 26th day of July, 1905.
Royal Banner mineral claim.situate in the Osoyoos mining division of Similkameen district.
Where located : A mile and a half south-east
of Olalla.
Take notice that I, Reginald H. Rogers, agent
for Robert Gaede, free miner's certificate. No.
822579, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown grant of the above claim.
■ ahA further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate cf improvements.
Dated this 23rd day of September. 1905.
R. H. Rogers.
FEED S lyjijjp
Thos. Hunter, Prop., at Motel Jackson.
Analysis of Coal and Fire-
'' clay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Keliable PLATINUM Assays.
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 j
Accept no Substitute.
Synopsis of Canadian Northwest
Homestead Regulations.
. ANY EVEN NUMBERED section of
Dominion Lands in Manitoba or the
Northwest provinces, excepting 8 and 26,
not reserved, may behomesteaded 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 personalty 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.
(3I 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 pa£«|||j| W. W. CORY.
Deputy of the Minister of Interior.
N.B.: Newspapers inserting this advertisement without authority will not be
paid therefor.
■ I
October 7, 1905
A. E. Baldwin, chief of the V., V. & E.
survey corps at work in Hope mountains,
is in town. A party is now working east
of the summit toward Princeton. West
of the summit the line is located about
half the distance to Hope.
Prolonged and unusually heavy rains
have prevailed during the past two weeks
which has caused the rivers and creeks
to fill with muddy water. "Dry belt" is
a misnomer when applied to Princeton
these moist days. Weather prophets say
that it indicates a green winter—a condition that v. ould please the railroad c< n
Princeton offers a good field for the
establishment of some of the fraternal
Sam Spencer is a patient for a few days
owing to the accidental discharge of a
revolver which fell from its fastening on
the wall. The bullet passed through the
fleshy part of his leg above the knee inflicting an elongated wound which caused
considerable loss of blood. The wound
is healing nicely.
Contractor Wilson has the A. E. Howse
Co's big building readv for roofing.
W. Broadfoot has built a neat cottage
for rent.
This is the year of big-spuds. See the
exhibit of W. C. L^all.
Perley Russell returned from the New
Westminster exhibition on Tuesday. As
an exhibition it was a great success but
the wet weather marred the pleasure of
spectators. The lacrosse match was witnessed by 25,000 people and was won by
the "Salmon Bellies," New Westminster.
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
SEALED TKNDKKS addresssed to the undersigned, and endorsed Tender for Indian and
Fisheries office building, New Westminster,
B.C." will be received at this office until Satur
day, October 21, 1905, inclusively, for the construction of Indian and Fisheries office' Bldg.,
New Westminster.
Plans and specifications to be seen and forms
of tender obtained at this Department, at the
office of G. a. Keefer, Esq., Resident Engineer,
New Westminster, B.C.
Persons tendering are notified that tenders
will not be considered unless made-on the printed form supplied, and signed with their actual
Each tender must be accompanied by an accepted cheque on a chartered bank, made payable to the order of the Honourable the Minister
of Public Works, equal to ten pei cent of the
amount of the tender, which will be forfeited if
the party tendering declines to enter into a contract when called upon to do so, or if he fails to
complete the work contracted for. If the tender
be not accepted the cheque will be returned.
The Department does not bind itself to accept
the lowest or any tender.
By order,
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, Sept. 20th, 1905.
Newspapers inserting this advertisement without authority from the Department will not be
paid for it
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
1       US'*      »
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
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.
COMPANY, E. Waterman,
Princeton, Sept. 7. MANAGER.
•t; iTTruzsziitxxzeaxi *' *"firrr» —*-f J m ■•** *•" ^t^ni'nriziaoaaiv^A.Mi!Xiaiz^x^^~rnTM7ltmiaMmMmmi_
Corbould & Grant
Barristers, Solicitors, &c.
New Westminster, B.C.
G. E. CORBOULD, K.C.  'l|
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(ggist and Stall
29     *
In the realms of
you will find
Watson's Whiskies
always in the lead.
Capital all paid up, $14,000,000.Rest,     $10,000,000.   Balance to Profit and
Loss Account, $373,988.       Total Assets, $135,624,452.
PRESIDENT, Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.C.M.G.
VICE-PRESIDENT  Sir Geo. A. Drummond, K.C.M.G.
i  GENERAL MANAGER. E. S  Clouston. -
W) *TT\   -rf-O A
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
CAPITAL==$8,7oo,ooo REST==$3,soo,ooo
Total Resources (Nov. 30, 1904) $91,000,000
avmgs s»
Interest allowed on deposits of $1 and
upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
[/Ill deposits may ke made and withdrawn
Mil ky ma{l. Special attention given to this
class of business.    Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.
A General Banking Business transacted.
W. H. SWITZER,       -       - Acting Manager.
PENTICTON BRANCH—A Branch of this Bank is now open at Penticton,B.C.
W^P^nQtitn^^i -Deposits received from $1
. iu£D vuuK MpailWmi md    upwards.      Interest
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
'•ii-itri t-irv Kir   TVtoil   Deposits may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ac
»ClllK.lMg   Uy   ITJLctll counts receive every attention.
The Nicola Branch is now Open.
A. W. STRICKLAND, -        -       -       -       Manager.
Accounts    of   parties living   at   a
distance   receive our   special attention.      Deposits  can   be  made  through  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.
Otter Flat Hotel
M.A., B.C.I,.
Headquarters for Summit, Rabbitt mountain, Tuiameen river, Boulder, Bear and
Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P.O. box 44.
P. O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
October 7, 1905
Has now in stock and is con-
x.    a * -       t in
stantly   receiving  large  shipments of
and is prepared to supply all
kinds of goods at lowest prices
Noil tyrdcfi i¥
MURALO'S 1st quality
lie viicower
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
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 Ivines.
50N5 6 U
/ \0NTipL
Teacher—Now, Jacky, if I give you
five apples and you eat two, how many
will you have left? Jacky (aged six)—
Five. Teacher—No ; if you eat two you
would have only three left, wouldn't you?
Jacky—No, ma'am ; I'd have five—three
outside and two inside.
"Paw, why do the Japanese soldiers
carry a sewing outfit in their campaign
kit?" asked little Charlie. "To hem in
the enemy," answered the old man.
"Now, run and play."
A Scotch minister instructed his clerk,
who sat among the congregation during
service, to give a low whistle if anything
in  his sermon  appeared to be exaggerated.    On hearing the minister say: "In
those days there were snakes fifty feet
long," the clerk gave a subdued whistle.
"I should have said thirty feet,"  added
the minister.    Another whistle from the
clerk.    "On consulting Thompson's Concordance," said the minister in contusion,
' I see the length is twenty feet,"   Still
another whistle : whereupon the preacher
leaned over and said in a stage whisper :
"Ye can whistle as much as ye like, Mc-
Pherson, but  I'll no tak anither foot off
for anybody!"
"Then you don't consider him an expert fisherman ?" "Of course not. Why,
he hasn't any imagination whatever?"
"Jones took me to his rooms to see a
collection of rare and curious manuscripts." "What were they?" "Receipted tailors' bills."
Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing |
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in
the Province of British Columbia.
Largest Sale in Canada
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
Sole Agents*
A LICENSE to cut timber can be acquired only   at public competition.   A
rental of $5 per square mile is charged
for all timber berths excepting those situated west of Yale for which the rental is
at the rate of 5 cents per acre per annum.
• In addition to the rental dues at the
following rates are charged: Sawn ium
ber, 50 cents per thousand feet B.M. Rail
way ties,  eight and nine feet long, iy2
and  \^i  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 n»
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 Vz to 134 cents per lineal foot
for building logs ; from 12^ to 25 cents
per cord for wood; 1 cent for fence posts;
3 cents for railway ties; and 50 cents per
cord on shingle bolts.
Leases for grazing purposes are issued
for a term of twenty one years at a rental
of two cents 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 cornpany.
Royalty at the rate of 10 cents per ton
of 2,000 pounds is collected on the gross
Entries for land for agricultural pur
poses may be made personally at the local
land  office for the district in which the
land to be taken is situated,  or if the
homesteader desires, he may, on applica
tion  to the   minister  of   the  interior at
Ottawa, the commissioner of immigration  at Winnipeg, or the local agent for
the district within which the land is situated, receive authority for some one to
make entry for him.
A fee of $10 is charged for for a home
stead 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 of 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 I
or mother.
3. If the settler has his permanent residence upon farming land owned by him
in the vicinity of his homestead, the re
qui rem en ts of the   Act   as to residence
may be satisfied by residence upon 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.
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior
Ottawa, Feb. 4,1905.
F.W.GROVES B.W       secretary>
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
Just arrived
one car
f L«
To arrive shortly
one car
also one car
k. t 111 SC CO
TttrE-  SIM I LJC A M EJ£n    STAR
October 7, 1905
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Simil7
kameen-and Tuiameen Rivers. * The BUSINESS. CENTRE for the following Mining Caihps:— Copper Mountain,
Kennedy   Mountain,   Friday,  Boulder and-Granite Creeks,;
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
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W^m%t*'iM''-m 'SSI- lift
overnment \'Hi
For the Simiiw^meem District
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Enormous Agricultural Area to Drawl from
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PRESENT PRICES OF LOTS===From $3.00 to $10 Per [Front Foot. Size of Lots
50x100 Feet and 33x100 FeetH* Terms===One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six flonths
witfi Interest afo^ix Per Cent^Per Annum.
'fc^f''   , -o  ft-
Send for Map and Price List  to
Resident  Manager
7   «^   e^
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. Agents for the CANADIAN ORE CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore ipil Process.)


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