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Princeton coal basin measures 19,200 acres.
After Clouds, Sunshine.
Princeton and its adjoining: districts are pronounced by geologists to contain a greater variety of minerals than any yet discovered in the world:
Coal, Gold, Platinum, Silver, Copper, Zinc, Iron, Lead, Copper Sulphides in Solution, Limestone, Fire Clay, and Petroleum conditions exist.
Vol. vi.   No. 17.
$2 a Year, in Advance
Princeton Branch is Now Doing Business—Commendable Enterprise.
The Bank of Commerce was ready for
business last Monday morning although
the furniture and fixtures were not all in
place or out of the carpenter's hands.
The central position of the bank makes
it very convenient for all patrons, it being
within a stone's throw of the post office
and about a block from the government
office. When complete the bank quarters
will be fully up-to-date and commodious
affording ample space for the bank officials while the a tea reserved for the public is sufficient to prevent jostling or
crowding. Mr. Hallamore, acting manager, has been most assiduous in his
duties since his arrival and his inevitable
courtesy makes business dealings with
him pleasurable and inviting. Mr. Kidd,
of the bank's agency at Nelson is assistant manager pro tern. The bank will be
a great convenience to mining n.en coming from abroad and also to tourists. Its
potentialities for promoting the welfare
of the district are second to none ; its
enterprise worthy of all praise and emulation.
Similkameen has Many Attractions
for Investing Public.
G. H. Gilpin, of Davenport, Wash.,
was in town this week sizing up the prospects for business and investment. He
has the largest mercantile establishment
in Davenport, also has large mining interests in Kootenay and was anxious to
see the Similkameen, thus being enabled
to make comparisons and deductions for
future, guidance. The flattering opinion
expressed by him of Princeton and the
country over which he came from Nicola
would indicate that he is an experienced
man in arriving at conclusions. The
coal resources of this district appealed
to him all the more forcefully because he
was enabled to see them in actual process of development and test. Mr. Gil
pin left for the Boundary on Wednesday.
A large number of people in and about
Davenport are looking toward the Similkameen with a view to investment.
The Great Northern nor any other railroad does not take the public into their
confidence but there are indications that
three railroads will build from Midway :
The Vernon & Midway, the V., V. & E.
and the C.P.R., all having surveyors in
the field. In about another week it will
^>e definitely known the amount of grading to be done in the Similkameen this
year. J. H; Kennedy, chief of G.N. engineers, is located at Midway and Engineer Hoagland is expected here soon.
A. E. Baldwin, railway engineer, returned this week from a reconnaisance of
the Hope mountains.
Smelter Proposition to be Laid
Beiore Citizens of Town
and Vicinity.
If Practicable   with the Coal Her*
Would be Immense Benefit-
Worth Investigation.
A proposition for a smelter will, in the
course of a few days, be presented to the
citizens of Princeton and vicinity for
their sincere consideration. The time
seems most opportune for an effort to be
made by all interested in mining and the
progress of the town and district to encourage any genuine proposal for the
construction of a smelter in this section.
A public meeting under the auspices of
the board of trade could consider the
proposition in detail which is set forth in
a lengthy letter to be presented to that
.body at its first meeting. Extracts frem
the letter are as follows :
"I have been watching the development made in your vicinity in the way
of mining and I am convinced that sufficient ore can be had in that district to
warrant the construction of a smelter."
''For more than a year I have been
watching the- outcome of the Blanchard
& Williams double blast furnace and have
taken great interest in the demonstrations
made by them, wherein they use coal instead of coke for smelting ore."
"I am aware that there is plenty of
coal in and about Princeton. Whether it
is of the quality that can be used for our
purposes is a question to be proven. I
have had it analyzed and the only drawback would be in the amount of ash.
But I think it can be overcome."
/Percy F. Godenrath, travelling correspondent for the Victoria Colonist, has
been spending the past week in Princeton and vicinity, visiting Copper mountain, Bear creek and the camps of the
Tuiameen. Percy is well known in the
Similkameen, having at one time pushed
a pencil on the Star in its flourishing
days. Besides contributing for his paper
he is preparing manuscript and obtaining photos for a book he is about to publish, dealing with the resources of the
Boundary, Osoyoos and Similkameen
districts. It will be entitled "Mother
Earth's Treasure Vaults" and will be
profusely illustrated. Mr. Murchie, photographer, accompanied Mr. Godenrath
to Copper mountain where some excellent views were obtained.
The picnic held yesterday was a social
success and much enjoyed by the young
people. It has been suggested to have
another on Labor Day when the weather,
may be cooler.
Town takes on New Life and
/^•Aspirations Owing to
the Railway.
Will in Future be Known as " Nicola"
the Word " Lake" being Considered Superfluous.
j Since construction b\ the C.P.R. from
Spence's Bridge to Nicola has begun the
progress of the latter place is particularly noticeable. The addition of a bank
and newspaper has awakened thejgeneral
public to S" true appreciation of the im
portance of the town of Nicola. The air
of buoyancy which pervades every walk
of life in the rich and beautiful Nicola
valley is a welcome turn in the tide of
which the first ripples are now reaching
the Similkameen. These twin districts
are united in aim and purpose to get rail
communication and like good neighbors
rejoice in the progress and welfare of each
Vice-President McNicoll of the C.P.R.
who is at the coast thus expressed himself on the Nicola railway: "Now it is
impossible for me to say that the C.P.R.
will extend the railway line now building beyond Nicola Lake, its terminus for
the present. I suppose the time will
come when the extension will be made.
It is hard to build through a country
where there is no business, but when the
business is in evidence the C.P.R. will
not be far away.''
The old name, Nicola Lake, by general
consent, is about to be changed to the
less confusive, shorter and more euphon-
istic name of Nicola.
There are business opportunities at Nicola tor a tinsmith, plumber, brickmaker
and limeburner.
rfJwTi|v Dunn has been prospecting on
Ashnola creek with very encouraging results* He has uncovered some copper-
gold ore which is attracting the attention
of experts. Particulars are not at hand
but reports are exceedingly favorable.
R. Fitzgerald has some very fine samples of free milling ore which he has the
good luck to show up in considerable
quantities on his claim about four miles
above Granite creek. Visible gold adorns
the specimens which it is hoped "Fitz"
will win enough of to put him on Easy
D. McKay, mineral magnate of Oia11a$
was a visitor to Princeton for a few days
this week. Camp Olalla has never shown
up better from a mineral aspect than it
does now and its prospects are extremely
bright and encouraging as the railway
draws nearer.
One-Mile Valley Abounds in Agricultural and Mineral Possibilities.
Persons visiting this district are a unit
in their oft repeated impression that
the valley of^One-Mile creek is one of
the prettiest in pastoral scene to be found
in any man's country. The purling stream
with the sportive trout now leaping, darting or gently gliding, the beautiful meadows of richest green and the gardens
profuse with fruit and vegetables make
up a list of attractions sufficient to create
a longing for a home in the heart of the
most uneasy roamer.
But One Mile valley has other attractions and other resources beside that of
agriculture. There is an abounding presence of mineral. It outcrops in bottom,
bench and hilltop. There is coal, of
which fact any doubting one may be convinced by leisurely inspection.
Just recently Ole Johnson has made a
big strike 20 miles from Princeton and
up the creek. He was doing assessment
work on his mineral claim when he exposed some very fine looking ore running as high as $75 in gold. The ledge
is five feet wide.
Cousin Jack Mine is Ready to Ship
when There is Transportation.
Messrs. Rogers and Gallinger were in
town last Saturday on a business visit.
They are pushing development work on
the Cousin Jack mine, Boulder creek,
which has now reached that stage in
which doubt as to its permanency has
been allayed. The only things lacking
to make this property one of the great
producers of the country are a railroad,
and a smelter. Some of the ore is free
milling, running high in gold values.
Both gentlemen are sanguine of the
future of Boulder creek but they are
.emphatic in their statement that progress
has about reached the limit without transportation. The climate and the trout of
Boulder creek seem to agree with these
gentlemen for' they return here mere
'shadders' every spring from Uncle Sam's
country and depart every fall rolling fat."
The government should put an export
duty on their obesity, otherwise they
should stay here all the time.
A. F. McDonald, arrived from the
Boundary last Saturday and left for the
coast yesterday via Hope pass with C. O.
French as guide.companion and buckario.
About two miles from Granite a man on
horseback Wednesday night was nearly
thrown over the bank by the hanging
telephone wire catching him about the
head. When is this wire going to be
repaired ?
H. E. Wallis, druggist, of Kelowna,)
was in town this week looking^fp a busi- I
ness site.
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 July 22, 1905
July 22, 1905
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
The Princeton Publishing 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 io and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
All cheques to be mad^a- payable to
The experience of last year ought
to make those using campfires and
all others having occasion to burn
wood in the open more careful.
On every side of Princeton great
volumes of dense smoke loomed up
which fully attested the devastating
work of raging fires. Timber is
none too plentiful in this vicinity
and in the Hope mountains where
there are belts of first quality of
merchantable woods the damage by
fire could not be estimated if once
allowed to gain headway.
The future lumber supply of the
Similkameen district ought to be
derived from the headwaters of the
Similkameen and Tuiameen rivers.
If, however, through' the careless-'
ness of some camper fire should
destroy these forests th,e loss would
be irreparable. It,.. therefore, is
incumbent upon every prospecton
cruiser, traveller and railway surveyor to be most careful of the fires
they may require for necessary purposes.
In Kootenay forest fires are already burning over large areas.
The states of Washington, Oregon
and California are seriously afflicted
now with these annual scourges.
Every newspaper gives details of
the wood fires which threaten mining camps, lumber villages and
farm buildings. While there have
been no disastrous results from forest fires around Princeton in the
destruction of houses or camps yet
the danger is apparent.
The new Forest Fire Act of this
province imposes heavier penalties
than heretofore on those who are
proved to be responsible for igniting
bush fires and any culprits who are
caught should get the full allowance of the penalty.
The meeting of editors and newspapermen generally at New Westminster during the greatest exhibit
tion ever held in British Columbia
this fall will be of much benefit to
the whole craft if properly conducted. First, a list of subjects "to be'
discussed should be carefully prepared and published well in advance
of the meeting ; secondly, lectures
by men eminent in the profession
of journalism and addresses from
leading politicians  would outline a
program of wide scope. The interchange of opinions resulting from
this congress cannot be otherwise
than broadening and elevating for
those present and tbe host of readers represented will partake also of
the light diffused. Consideration
should be given to the matter of
free carriage of all newspapers
through the mails. No medium
exists which disseminates so much
free information to the public as
the newspaper for which no adequate recognition has ever been
made by governments. Free postage would encourage the press to
still further effort in general enlightenment and consequent benefit
to the country.
The V..V. & E. bill is now safely
beyond the rocks and shoals upon
which the threatening storm of opposition seemed likely to drive it
when first its eventful voyage began. Skipper Ross, M.P. for Yale-
Cariboo, has shown that whether
in fair or foul weather, he has
the necessary skill to navigate into
port without so much as a scratch.
He had charge of the most stoutly
resisted railway measure that ever
came before the commons. The
monopolists have shouted their last
warhoop and the charter mongers
and bonus hunters "have fallen, let
us hope, never to rise again. President Hill has mightily helped Canada to rid herself of the yoke imposed by the give-away politicians
of some twenty years ago. His
businesslike method of building a
railway without subsidy, concession or grant has paralyzed the
grafter—rso perish all robbers of
the people.
W. F. McLean, M.P. for east
York, and owner of the Toronto
World,'Hs a glaring sample of the
genus hypocrite. He has always
posed as an anti-monopolist, and
when the time came for him to
prove his sincerity on the V.,V. &
E. bill he funked and voted with
the monopolists to keep President
Hill from building into theSimil-
The question of increased mail
facilities for Princeton will soon
be of such moment as to require
the attention of tha post office department. The growing importance of mining between Princeton
arid Nicola and the constant additions to settlers and population generally make it obvious that at least
a twice-a-week service should be
accorded the Nicola route. While
everything is in a transitory state
owing to the certain building of
two railroads' toward the Similkameen, thus shortening the present
mail routes, the best possible mail
service will require mature consideration and suggestion from the
localities affected, Princeton, as
the, terrrilnus of two long mail
routes and a centre, should have a
mail six days a. week. The boards
of trade might aid in the matter.
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 the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 6th day of July, 1905.
^OTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
^ ^ date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 320 acres of mountain pasture lahU described as follows : Commencing at a post marked southwest corner of Henry T. Thrift's purchase, thence north $0 chains, east 40 chains,
south 80 chains, west 40 chains to point of commencement. Situated on Moody's prairie on
Five-Mile creek and adjoining Hugh Finnegan's
preemption on the north.
June 7, 1905. HENRY T. THRIFT.
Also, commencing at a post marked southwest
corner of C. J. Major's purchase, thence north
8b chains, east 40 chains, south 80 chains, west
40 chains to point of commencement, in all 320
acres, adjoining Henry T. Thrift's purchase on
the north. C. J. MAJOR.
June 7, 1905. H.T. Thrift, agent.
Also, commencing at a post marked southwest
corner of R. L. Reid's purchase, thence north
40 chains, east 80 chains, south 49 chains, west 80
chains to point of commencement, in all 320
acres, adjoining C. J. Major's purchase on the
north. R. L. RE1D.
June 7, 1905. H. T. Thrift, agent.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for per'
mission to purchase 160 acres of mountain
pasture land situate on Five-Mile creek, about
5 miles from Princeton, described as follows:
Commencing at post S.W. corner of Gordon E
Corbould's purchase and running 40 chains north
40 chains east, 40 chains south. 40 chains west to
point of commencement "and adjoining R. L.
Reid's purchase on the north.
June, 23, 1905. C. M. Snowden, agent.
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. PEARSON.
June 27,1905. C. M, Snowden, agent..
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 240 acres mountain pasture
land, described as follows : Commencing at S.W
corner of lot 1825 thence south 80 chains, east 20
chains, north 40 chains, east 20 chains, north 40
chains to the S.E. corner of l3l 1825, and west 40
chains to point of commencement. Situate in
Osoyoos division at Wolf creek.   W. D.YOUNG.
May 5, 1905.
Sailor Jack mineral claim     Situate in the Similkameen   mining division   of Yale  district.
Where located : On Roche river.
' Take notice that I, F. W.  Groves,  acting as
agent for J. B. Wood, free miner's certificate No.
B80546,  intend,    sixty    days    from    the   date
hereof,   to  apply  to  the   mining recorder for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grant of the above claim.
And further take 1 otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 6th day of May, A.D. 1905.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase 160 acres of mountain land situate in Yale
district and Yale division about 1% miles north of
Tuiameen river, 14 miles rorth west of Princeton, described as follows : Commencing at a post
and running 20 chains north, 80 chains east, 20
chains south, 80 chains west to point of commencement. W. J. GUINEY, Locator.
May 5, 1905.    j
Notice is hereby given that sixtj days after
date I intend to apply to the Hon. the Chief commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 80 acres of mountain pasture land described as follows: ComtnEncing at a point 40
chains north of the south-east corner of James
D'Arcy's preemption, lot No. 3527, thence 40
chains south, 20 chains east, 40chains north; 20
chains west to point of commencement, in all
80 acres. JAMES D'ARCY.
May 8, 1905..
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase 100 acres cf mouutain pasture land situate
in the Yale division of Yale district and described as follows : Commencing at a post marked
N.E. corner of Lot 257 and running 56 chains
south to N.W. corner of Asp's pre emption,
thence 50 chains east, 50 chains northwest to
point of commencement, containing 100 acres
more or less.       W. J. MACGREGOR, Locator.
May 10,1905.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty*    $|
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
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.
Valley Hill mineral claim. Situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Wl;ere located ■ Adjoining the townsite of
,     Allison, on south side of river, .-..xpjr
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
of such Certificate of Improvements. I
Dated this 10th day of July, A.D. 1905.-
" Sivty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 640 acres of mountain pasture land,' described as follows: Commencing at
Stuart's SE. corner and running 80 chains east
tosurvey post of lot 1402, thence 49 chains south,
40 chains east, 80 chains north, 120 chains west,
40 chain's south to point of commencement, 640
acres more or less. M. SPENCER, |
June 6th. 190". Locator, ■
Notice is herety given that sixty ^days from
date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief
Commissioner of Lands' and Works for permission to purchase the following described
pasture land : Commencing at the S.W. corner
of Hardwick's pre emption and running thence
40 chainssduth to S.E. corner of Dickson's pre-'
emption, thence 20 chains east, thence 40 chains
north, thence 20 chains west to point of commencement, containing 80 acres more or less.
ROB'T B. DICKSON, Applicant. -
May 20, 1905.
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 80 chains, west 80 chains, south 80
chains to point of commencement.
May 25,1905.      -11	
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 8o;
chains, south 40 chains west 80 chains io point of
commencement. . FRED. A. HOWSE.
May 25, 1905.
Diamond Dot mineral claim, situate in the Simil-.
kameen   mining division of  Yale  district.
Where located : On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, H. H. .Thomas,''free miner's
certificate   No. B72190, 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 beforejhe issuance
ofsuch certificate of improvements
Dated this 10th day of May, a.l. 1905.
. NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days aftei
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
160 acres of mountain land, situate qnd adjoin-
ingj M. Wright's purchase on the east, and running east 40 chains, north 40 chains, west 40
chains, south 40chains to post. Tuiameen river
meandering line on the south. About ten miles
west of Princeton.
J. C. S. CHENHALL, locator,
C. O. French, agent.
Located May 18, 1905.
• centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
F. W. Groves E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
If anything were wanted to prove the
confidence of financiers in Princeton and
district it may be found in the fact that
there are four bank advertisements on
this page ; all desirous of securing the
business of this district.
Recent arrivals over the trail between
Princeton and Hope complain of the
obstructions to travel along the route.
Tree-*, boulders and mudslides do not in
the least improve the tempers of those
who use the trail, nor do they enhance
the good reputation of road superintendent Bate, in whose beat the major portion of the trail lies. Let us have clean
roads and trails.
John D. Kearns, representing the Mutual Life of Canada, was in town this
week soliciting insurance business for
his company. The Mutual enjoys a reputation for generous dealing with its
policy-holders which has secured for it a
large and increasing patronage. Mr.
Kearns is well known in the Similkameen where he resides near Fairview.
His affable manner makes him popular
with the sterner sex and this with other
engaging qualities makes him an ever
welcome guest of the gentler half of the
human family.
The hot weather prevailing the past
few days was very oppressive, made unusually so by the sirocco-like wind which
blew off the baking hills. A thunder
storm is due to arrive any time. The
thermometer registered 97 ° in the shade
on Thursday.
Hay aud grain crops have every appearance of a record yield this year. New
potatoes are now on the market and the
crop promises to be bountiful.
Geddes Lyall, son  of W. C. Lyall  of
the A. E.  Howse  Co., arrived  from Vic
toria on last Saturday's stage.
The body of Tommy Robinson, lately
drowned in the Similkameen, has been
found and interred at Hedley.
The healthiest looking petition seen
in this town for some time was one
shown recently asking the government
at Victoria to build a wagon road from
Penticton on Okanagan lake to the rich
mining camps on the west fork of the
Kettle river, 30 miles distant. It contains 166 names and is 8 feet long. The
demand for roads is a good indication of
the development that is taking place in
the Similkameen and throughout all
southern B C. The petition was circu
lated by Geo. E. Winkler at Penticton
•who secured 109 names in a few hours.
Important local matter has been crowded out of this week's Star
Barrister and Solicitor
Bought &Sold
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
They assure you of a
Sold in neat leaden packets
of half and one pound each
or in bulk*
They're a choice India
Oue trial makes a lasting friend,
Thos.Hunter, Prop., at Hotel Jackson.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,235,000. Reserve fund
and surplus profits, $2,235,000. Interest allowed on Savings bank deposits of
one dollar and upwards from date of deposit to date of withdrawal. A. H.
SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B.C.
AH Grocers Sell It.
Me Agents for British Columbia.
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 Roval, G.C.M.G.
VICE-PRESIDENT. Sir Geo. A. Drummond. K.C.M.G.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
eul Deposits received from $J
"*" and     ftnwafi-ic        Tt-»f/»♦»»*•+
gS wuuii i/vpui uiiwiu anJ   upwafas.     lnterest
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
RfltlUnO"  f>V   ]Vlflll   DePosits may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ac-
OullIVIll^   Wj   iTiClll counts receive every attention.
The Nicola Branch is now Open.
G. A. HENDERSON - Acting Manager.
• M.  •
Sole Agents*
CAPITAL==$8,7oo,ooo REST==$3,5<>o,ooo
Total Resources (Nov. 30, 1904) $91,000,000
^&§wii$£$$& ^^MfJSrIaterest alIowed on dep°sits of fland
**a* upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
P^JfllrJfKF hv   M31I Deposits may be made and withdrawn
UailiUUg   V)   "HM by mail. Special attention given to this
class of business.    Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.
A General Banking Business transacted.
C. W. HALXAMORE,       - Acting Manager.
Banking by mail—
tention.      Deposits  can   be  made
thereto and withdrawn at any time,
in Canada and abroad.
Accounts    of   parties living   at   a
distance   receive our   special at-
through  the  mail, and sums added
Drafts issued payable at all points
L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
n. m~b. row &
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.
July 22, 1905
MURALO'S 1st quality
Cascade Beer    M Alexandra Stout
Queen Beer       $ Alexandra Ale
For sale throu£ hout British Columbia in all'the first-
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
The only Reliable Standard Brand made from the
highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
vv av Tine wnfta
guarantee that no bleaching
either bv CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
Accept no Substitute.
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NOTICE is hereby given that, 60 days after
date, I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of I,ands and Works to purchase
160 acres of pasture land, situate in the Kamloops
division of Yale district and described as follows:
Commencing at theS E. corner of lot 1155. thence
east 80 chains, north 20 chains west 80 chains,
south 20 chains to point of commencement.
June 2. 1905. WESLEY C. GIBSON.
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'.
JUI/V  22,   I905
Casey—'Tis hard luck about Kearney.
Oi hear he had to have his leg cut off
bechune the ankle an' the knee. Cassidy—Ay ! the docthers decided that to
save the whole leg they'd have to cut off
part of it.
She—The man I marry must be "only
a little lower than the angels." He—
(suddenly flopping) Here I am on my
knees, a little lower than one of them.
He got her
The Foreigner—The Presidency, I believe, is the highest office in the gift of
the American people, 'is it not? The
Native—No ; the highest office is the
weather signal station on Pike's Peak.
A quack doctor whose treatment had
evidently led to the death of his patient
was examined sternly by the coroner.
"What did you give the poor fellow ?"
asked the coroner. "Ipecacuhana, sir."
"You might just as well have given him
the aurora borealis," said the corpner.
"Well, sir, that's just what I was going
to give him when he died."
Hostess—Shall I help you to the cake,
Tommy?   Tommy—No'm.   Let me help
meself first.    Ma told me not to help me
self more'n  onct.   You can help me all
you please afterwards.
Geraldine (aside)—Papa,. I want you to
hear some of Regie's good things; he's
full of good humor. Papa—I heard one
of 'em the other night; he asked me to
be his father-in-law.
"Oh !" cried Mrs. Nagget during their
quarrel, "you may sneer at us women and
call us hypocrites, but we never use religion as a cloak, so there !" "Certainh
not," replied Mr. Nagget, "religion is'nt
fashionable enough."
"Old Dornach is one of the crankiest
and most disagreeable men I tv^r met,
but they say he has a delightful home."
"Well, it's true. He spends three-fourths
of his time away from it."
"That man you brought in," said the
desk sergeant, "cannot be the principal
in the crime. In my opinion he is merely
a. tool."   "I guess you're right, sergeant,"
said the detective. "Did you notice that
the fellow is hatchet-faced, saw-toothed,
gimlet-eyed and hammer headed ?"
Wool—Is your dog a setter ? Boggs—
Well, I should say he was. He nevei
gets out from under the stove all winter.
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
Druggist and Stationer
Drugs, Medicines,
ij       Books, ;
^Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
|§ Confectionery.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C.
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 acquired only at public competition. A
rental of $$. 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. Railway ties, eight and nine feet long, i}4
and x% 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 permits 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 V2 to i}i cents per lineal foot
for building logs ; from i2j4 to 25 cents
per cord for wcSfd; 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 company.
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 application 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 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 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
or mother.
3. If the settler has his permanent residence upon farming land owned by him
iu the vicinity of his homestead, the re
quirements 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.
'     centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
F. W. Groves. E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
The McCormick has been awarded the palm of excellence by reason of
its superb and splendid work in the grain and grass fields of the world.
Write to-day for beautifully illustrated book, printed in colors, entitled
"It Takes the Palm," which will be supplied free to any one interested
in harvesting machines. You are cordially invited to call and see
the machine.
For Sale by the A. E. HOWSECO., Ld.
Of excellence which characterize the
are symetrical and staunch main frame, simple and
powerful gears, perfect and frictionless bushings, direct
stroke pitman, and long steel wearing plates for the
knife. The McCormick line of mowers embraces the
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 Co.
JUI,Y 22,   I905
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ANHBft Columbia.
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EAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Simil
kameen atfd Tuiameen fivers. The BJJJtfNESS CEp
TRE for the following Mining Camps:-^, Copper Mountain,
Kennedy Mounjiin,;^riday|: Boulder and Granite Greeks,
SunSoft, Roche Rh^er^Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
Hi, ¥*t
Oafemnsent-'i Heaiieguaners
Fo% the. Similkameen Bistrict    'mm
®-.% mti m* ms?&f&k* jt *&*#»&£&>&,* w?
i&r, 'd'-SE
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from
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PRESENT TOICE& OF LOTS=^prom $3.00 to $10 Per Front Foot. Size of Lots
50x100 Feet and 33 x 100 Feet. Terms===One=Third Cash; Balance Three and^ix iTonths
with Interest at- 5ix Per G|nt Per Annum.
Send for Map and Price List to
Resident  Manager
Agents for the CANADIAN ORB CONPENTRATION, UMITED (Blmore OH, Process.li
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