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Progress and Prosperity: Handmaids of the Railway.
I Be courteous to all but intimate with few."—Washington.
Vol. vi.   No. 30.
$2 a Year, in Advance
Great Northern Officials Secure Ground for
the V*, V* & E* Railway Station on
Princeton Townsite*
Buildings may Now be Erected and Improvements
Made Without Cause for Delay—Town
V  Immovably Anchored. •
Choosing the Site of Station.
The arrival iu Princeton last Saturday
of Messrs. Suapp and Anderson, Great
Northern land commissioners and purchasing agents for the V., V. & E. right-
of-way, was of more than ordinary interest to citizens and investors in this por-r
tion of the Similkameen. They received
orders from St. Paul last week to proceed
with the location of the railway station
at Princeton at once. Having conferred
with A. Hickling and E. Waterman,
director and manager, respectively, of
the Vermilion Forks Mining Co., no time,
iwas lost in making the location.
Gives General Satisfaction.
According to the plans of the engineers
of the line as now laid down there is
only one convenient site which would
give general satisfaction and that is the:
one chosen. Its location is approximately 1500 feet from the post office as!
the crow flies and may be readajy" reached
by the Allison road. As the demands of
traffic increase a bridge can be thrown
across the Similkameen at the foot of
Halliford avenue which would be the
shortest connection possible. Another
plan already suggested is to have a com
bined railway and traffic bridge.
Site is Admirably Adapted.
There are  fifteen  acres of the land acquired  for station purposes.    It touches
the  river on  the north; and lies west of
the disused Indian reserve,  being that
portion of land forming the second bench
from   the river on the east boundary of
the Vermilion  Forks Co's townsite pro-,
perty and  about twenty-five feet above]
high water in the river.   The land is ad-|
mirably   adapted   for   the   purposes re
quired and will need little grading.  Con [
siderable down  and standing timber remains but fire, dynamite and the brawny
arm of the woodman  will soon remove
these   surface   impedimenta.   It   is not
definitely known   if the   land   will   be
cleared this fall or early next spring.
Near V.F.M. Co's Coal Mine.
Assuming that the railroad will cross
the Similkameen at an elevation of 40
feet above high water it would reach the
Tuiameen river, up which the line
ascends, by a high trestle striking Toboggan point on Bridge street, the nearest
high grofttld to the opposite bank of the
Similkameen. . Princeton would thus
have an elevated railway running over
gatgrough it as the case may be. This
would be much preferable to a high en.-
bankment for foadbed, an inconvenient
and unsightly thing at best.
The site of the station with its accessories of side tracks, round house and
coal bins, is not far from the Vermilion
Forks Co's coal mine, now in operation.
If Princeton is made a divisional point,
which is likely, it being about the same
distance from- Vancouver as North Bend
on the C P.R., additional space will be
required for workshops and greater yard
accommodation.' The permanent location of the V.F.M. Co's coal Workings
when finally determined by a double
compartment shaft, will not be far removed from the shaft.
Coal Supply for Centuries.
At a moderate estimate the coal required for railway purposes alone will:
amount to two hundred tons daily, besides local demands and probably the
markets of Vancouver and Spokane will
draw from this source also. However
large the demand the supply is adequate.
With a proven depth of 60 feet of coal'
in a series of stratum'of large extent it is
variously calculated that there is coal
enough to last from 40oto 1000 years at
the rate of 500 tons production daily.
Even if it only lasted 250 years that
would satiate the most greedy of a generation subject to the ills of liver, heart
or head.
Right-of-Way Bought.
It is understood that the right-of-way
from Keremeos to Princeton is about all
bought, that remaining will be paid for
when title is perfected. No attempt at
holdup has been reported, so that the
letting of contracts may be expected at
any time. If the winter should prove
favorable and laborers plentiful contractors will open up new work. A large
force of men will be • required in and
about Princeton not only for grading but
for the erection of station buildings and
Rails to Princeton in a Year.
.Laying of steel to Midway will be finished this week. In some places west 01
Midway the rock cuts, are very heavy
and will slightly delay tracklaying.
From Oroville to the international boundary line the grading, with the exception of the big tunnel and three heavy
cuts, will be completed about the mid-
die of November. On the conservative^
estimate of a railroad contractor who has
been over the greater part of the V.,V. &
E. route, steel will be laid to Keremeos
by the ist of August next year and to
Princeton by the end of November. The
road as far east as Hope from Cloverdale
will be graded next fall. The gap between Hope and Princeton will take a
year as the mountain work on the west
slope of the Hope range is exceptionally
heavy. A grade of eight tenths can be
found this side of the summit of the
mountains, on the other side slightly less
than two per cent will be found.
Princeton, Industrial Center.
The unmistakable evidence of faith in
the permanency of Princeton and its
prospect of becoming a city in the not
far distant future are the contemplated
enterprises. On the very day that the
station was located Julius Ehrlich of the
wealthy P. Burns Co. made choice of a,
site for a large and up to date brewery,
work on which will begin as soon as a
'wire' can be received. Initial expendi
ture on plant, buildings and land will
amount to $20,000.     P. Pouplier,   brew-
' master from Germany, is here to superintend  construction of the building and
j installation of machinery, particulars of
which will be given later. A company is
formed to establish water works and provide electric light, while buildings for
business and residential purposes long
held in abeyance will be erected. It is
not Princeton alone that will partake of
this great epoch-making progress—Fair-
view, Ashnola, Keremeos,Tuiameen City,
Olalla, Granite, Hedley, Allison, Center-
onimo and Similkameen City, all will
share in the good fortune following railway construction and the development of
vast mineral resources.
Reward of the Faithful.
Summing up the information and data,
procurable from authentic sources a reasonable forecaste points to the year 1906
as one in which Princeton threw aside
the time worn rags of adversity and put
on the befitting robes of prosperity and
plenty ; when the mouths of her defam-
ers and sneering critics were silenced
forever by a host of witnesses whose testimony lay in their labor, investment and
development of the town. Those of the
old guard who have stood faithful watch
over the fitful life of the village will yet
partake of the good things that a robust
city will offer in generous reward.
' Quite a number of people in B.C. have
been converted to the new cult of an uncovered head at all times, both in and
outdoor. Like Jll innovations it looks a
little odd at first and probably feels that
way, too, in a rain or snow storm without any headgear. One welcome feature
about it, should the habit be universal,
is the wiping out of millinery bills.
Dr. Mathison, dentist, is at Hedley and
expects to visit Princeton.
Indian  Summer after Short 'Squaw
Winter'—County Court.
Contractor Wilson will soon have the
A. E. Howse Co's big store building
ready tor goods. Upstairs will be fitted
for offices and private rooms. Mr. Wilson has other contracts on hand.
The Bank of Commerce has 125
branches and is rapidly climbing toward
the top rung of financial institutions.
Jimmy  Chenhall  made his final  trip/
as  driver  on   the Nicola stage route last ]
Saturday.    He goes to California on busi-(
ness and pleasure   combined for the next
six months at  the  end of which time he
expects to  return to Princeton.   Jimmy
has won  golden  opinions  from  passengers  for  his careful and obliging attentions to all, especially the ladies, and he
leaves the road  with  a record of   "on
time" and free of accident or injury to j
Ronald   Hewat  has been appointed to V
the position  of constable for  Princeton
having received his commission from tbe
Lieut.-Governor and Provincial Sec'y.
There are cases of. typhoid at Fairview
and Penticton. As a preventative of its
gaining a foothold in a town spotless
cleanliness of yards and wells must be
maintained. Closets are the greatest
source of contamination and an antiseptic should be always at hand in those
places.. This time of year is best fqr
cleaning away all refuse and thus ensure
sanitary conditions for the winter and
early spring.
The  thermometer   registered  10 deg.)
above  zero  Tuesday  night,  an unusual)
cold djp for this time  of yearV Indian
summer is due to arrive now.
Judge Clement .will preside at court
here next Wednesday. Of the cases to
be tried two are important, viz : McDougall vs. United Empire Mining Co., ah
action to cancel certain conveyances of
mineral property and Cook & Co. vs.
South Yale Copper Co., an action for
moneys assigned bv R. A. Brown to
L. H. Beamish, of Cork, Ireland, arrived in Princeton last Monday accompanied by F. E- Hughes of Boston. Mr.
Beamish has travelled widely in B.C.,
having recentlv returned from Francois
lake in the northwestern part of the
province where he was' in quest of
grazing land. The fame of the Similkameen turned these gentlemen thither
for ranch land. Mr. Beamish is so well
pleased with Princeton and its environ- t
ment that he will probably invest while '■
there are 'ground floor* bargains to be
acquired. Mr. Hughes j is. a Harvard
man and j is travelling in the interests of
science as well as obtaining a general information of the country.
OCTOHER  21,   1905
The SimilfcJjt^en Star
Published Weekly at       .&    - .
—BY— 'isftvj.
The Prihcetdn Publishing Co.
-  A. E.  Howse, Manager.
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Whatever doubt may have exist:
- ed up to the. present time as to the
route of the V., V. & E. through
this section of the Similkameen is
now dispelled so far as Princeton is
concerned. The selection and purchase of a station site by Great
Northern officials frustrates all the
vapid boastings and idle gossip of
jealous rivals and those weaklings
"who were wafted' about by every
whiff of stale rumor. By-reason of
the commanding position of Princeton and its .bright* prospects it will
always be-.ax target for > the shafts, of
■ envy, just as the success of an individual is often the subject of hateful opprobrium and invective.
:The position of the station on the
. south-eastern border of, and within,
the townsite is most favorable to
the business interests of the town..
In an air line it can be'feached in
three minutes from'the junction of
Vermilion Avenue with Bridge St.
and by the present road and bridge
the distance can be walked in about
five minutes. For all requirements
of citizens it is as central as could
be desired unless it were possible to
have a station in every person's
back yard, along the route through
town. In making the selection the:
railway officials were, no doubt,
influenced by the proximity of the
Vermilion Forks Co's coal mine, a
consideration which is vital in the
cheap handling of coal.. The yards
being convenient to the mine will
obviate expensive spurs and other
requisites! Here the coal may be
actually shovelled from, the mine
into coal cars on the main line as it
is now located.
If Princeton does not attain to
that proud destiny which nature so
evidently intended her to it will be
for want of appreciation and en-
.ergy on the part of the public generally. But the spirit of enterprise
is too keento allow nature to: waste
her efforts or throw away her glfra.
The definite location of the .faiftslp;
station here settles all doubt and
disputes as to Princeton's future..
It forever squelches the oft-repeated
fulminations of fferaieH fakirs that
Princeton would" be le'ft' out;in' the
cold as a forsaken waif of the
-street.' Withrthe projected development of the Vermilion Forks Co's
coal  mine  to  enable  a  vastly in
creased output arid the construction
of water works there will be a large
payroll' in Princeton before many
months. The enlargement of the
town by busin^s^jld residential
structures wiUJjt«nipl6y. many men
also. Having "all these material
evidences of prdgTۤs"*in immediate
prospect what more -inviting field
could man desire~'-for labor or investment ? »S3fj
There are some""'people so over
cautious that they would not buy
pure gold for a .dollar ,a. pound. So
it is with them in regard^ to investment in Princeton. -They.^hesitate
and dawdle away the time whining
at other people's good luck and enterprise and will) finally pull up so
far behind, the, procession that they
won't be-observed. Getaihoveon
now. The town is anchored' as
long as water flows arid grass
grows. A w.a'fting policy is the
rock upon|OTJKeTT!i..niany a man has
made wrec^df^ppg^mmity.
Tbe strike<fjfNanaimo coal miners was ended jiayfortnighWago and
all the men rare' now at work after
four months of idleness. ^Through
the efforts of W. L. Mackenzie
King, Deputy Minister of Labor,, a
satisfactory settlement to all concerned was effected. Time and
again the Department of Labor has
done splendid service in the settlement of strikes, in initiating legislation for the benefit of working-
men'and iti*'publishing all the news
affecting labor conditions in the
Gazette at the nominal price of 20
cents per annum—every working-
man should subscribe for it. When
the Department of Labor was instituted by Sir Wilfrid Laurier it
was ridiculed by Opposition papers
and condemned by capitalistic members of the same stripe. They
were horrified at the thought of
labor being specially recognized by
a seat in the cabinet:' But the very
reverse of -what those critics uttered has obtained and the Department of Labor is most, useful iand
.valuable notwithstanding the. sneer
that it was intended to pander to
the labor element.
The iise of a
,,>•, The everyday convenience
and usefulness of reliable
jgarometers is becoming
more and more recognized
by Agriculturists and the
general public.
A guaranteed  Aneroid
Barometer (made'by Short
>&. Mason, London,TJLng.)
will  be   sent  prepaid  by
Diamond  Hall for $6.50.
A complete treatise on
" Weather Instruments for
the Home " will be mailed-
to your..,address for 25c,
or included free with any
fflfl§! BROS.
134:138   YONQE ST.
Royal Banner mineral claim situate in the Osoyoos mining divisiori'of Similkameen district.
Where located : A mile and a half south-east
of Olalla.
Take notice that I, Reginald H. Rogers, age|nt
for Robert Gaede, free miner's certificate No.
B22579?TiJt'end sixty days frtun 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.
And further take notice that action, under sec
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate c f improvements.
Dated this 23rd day of September. 1905. '
R. H. Rogers.
^OTlC&is hereby given that sixty days after
A ^ date I intend to apply to the Chief Commis-i
siouer of I,ands.. and Works for permission to
purchase 640 acres of mountain pasture land de:
scriled as follows: Commencing at the N.E.
corner lpt.No. 3532 and running 80 chains west,
80 chains'north, 80 chains east to the southw. st
corner of lot 1825, thence 8o"cliains.sou.th to point
of commencement. H. A. KNIGHT.
Sept. 2o, 1005. W. D. Young, ag't.
Thos. Hunter, Prop., at Hotel Jackson.
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 for
permission to purchase 640 acres, more or less,,
of pasture land in' the Nicola division of Yale
district' and described as follows*.;jCommencing
at a post at S.W. corner of lot 1234 thence east 80'
chains, north 80 chains,' west 80 chains, south 8o:
chains to point of commencement.
Fg^j: A. B. HOWSE.   :
May 25, 1905.
KAlsb" 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.   ; Sj|f
The Week, of Victoria, says :
The ''knocking" habit, sorewhat
common in Victoria these days,
renders its votaries liable to imprisonment. -Any man,, or woman,
who goes around.the tofssn.chattering scandal or spreadingjfeports injurious to; anyone's credit or fair
fame-is committing an offence
"against'■••^e'Tavy^^^^^^"v•^?^.', ^
Here is Opportunity for some one
to maKe money-and at the same
time rid1 the ^tfrfjry of insufferable
pests by sa^Sng^ as prosecutor on his
bwnbenalf or leg-al- : advisdr'to clients. It is said that a legal' firm in
Victoria , makes a specialty of this
kind of work and are getting rich,
besides they are a great social blessing.
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-
claim, fj'?? -lQ-i. •':'-
And further take notiee that action, under section 37,-must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch certificate of improvements.
Dated this 18th day of September, a.d. 1905.
Roberta, Robert Bryant, Garden City, Mary V.
Victor, Balum, No. 28, NC31, No:-32vN©'. 50
Fr., N"ol 51 Fr., No. 52, No. 53. No. 66 Fr , No.
67, No.'68, No. 69, No. 70, No. 71 and No. 73,
Fr. 1.mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where
located : In Voigt's-camp;
Take notice that I, C. JB. Shaw, acting
as agent for VM. A. Voigt, free miner's certificate No:' B79944, intend, sixtydays from the
date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
certificates of'improvemerH'sT'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.
I   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 fort A. Scrapelli, free miner's certificate
No. B86157, intend Sixty" days fromdate hereof,
to apply to the miningtjrecorder 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 befoS? tjie.issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 26th day of July, 1905.
The only Reliable Standard Brand made frOm   the
; ■ highest grade of Manitoba     '
'iiivv hard wheat,    rr'
guarantee  that   no  bleaching
either   bv     CHEMICALS   or
ELECTRICITY  is used in its     |
:::?5r~:-.'manufacture. ^Bg;
i!^S!vp Accept no Substitute.
Synopsis of Canadian Northwest
Homestead Regulations.
Dominion Lands in Manitoba or the
Northvyest.prpyipces, excepting 8 and 26,
not-feservediuiay be homesteaded by any
person who;isthe sole headofa family,
orany. male:pv£r . i8,:years ,of agg,, to the
extent of one-quarter section of i.6pacres
tfiore or'less1.  *K.'•* K
jj Entry may be'made' personally at the
local land offic^for the district in which
the-'land is sitoai^or if the homesteader
desires, -he ,m.ay^.-pn applicajfjbri fothe
Minister of tbe Interior, .Ottawa," the
Commissioner -of Imm-lg'tiftioTi, Wihrii
peg, or the local agent; receive "aurhority
for some one ter make entry forbirru_,,..,
The homesteader, is required to.perform
the conditions connected therewith'under
one of the follo'w'in'g plans :'   s$
(i)„ Atsleast six month's residence upon
and-cultivation of the land in each year
for three years.;. ,]?.,.:    £.&,:•■ i,: f-M .'■
(2) If the father (or mother, if the father is deceased')^bf. the,.&>i|iesteader re- ;
sides upon a farm in the vicinity of the
land entered for the requirements as to
residence-may be satisfied- by sucb person
residirigrwi.th thelfather.or mother.-.' *,'&$&
(3) If the settler-has h's pernianent
residence . upqn farming land owned by
him in the vicinity of his homestead, the
requirements as'to residence may be satisfied by residence upon the,said laird:   i
. Six months' notice in -writing should
be given to the Commissioner of Dominion Lands a^Ottawa of rntentioh to'apply
for patent. W. W. CORY.
Deputy of the Minister.bf Interior.
N.B.: Newspapers inserting,tbis advertisement without authority  will  not be
paid therefor.
October 21, 1905
It is reported that Jim Jameson has received four years in the "pen" at New
Westminster for indecent assault. He
was tried' at the Vernon assizes.
John Bromley is circulating a petition
for the release of Jimmy Steves from the
penitentiary, prisoner having served over
half his term of seven years and who is
now a "trusty." If released on ticket-
of-leave his freedom will last only during
good conduct.
A. E. Baldwin, Great Northern engineer, is suffering from a bad cold.
Miss Roberts, of Vancouver, is the
guest of Mrs. Wright.
J. Snapp and Col. Anderson, right-of-
waymen, left for the) south last Monday.
J. Wilson, P. Pouplier and Julius Ehr-
lich arrived in town  last Saturday.   Mr.
Pouplier will bring in his family and has
rented A. Stewart's house.
A. Bell has been ill with a bad cold for
(a few days.
Rev. J. Lang is at Hedley painting Mr.
I Shatford's house.
The presentation of the melodrama,
" I'ci en parle Francais" will be in the
middle of November.
J. McEvoy and O. Spencer, coal experts, arrived from Otter Flat yesterday.
Max Wilson came in from Vancouver
last Saturday on a visit to his brother.
Angus Stewart, of the Hedley Lum
ber Co., was in  town Monday on a business visit.     His company  will  employ
a gang of loggers in this  vicinity during
the winter.
Wild geese in large flocks and flying
very high have been observed latelv
wending their migratory flight southward. A few sandhill cranes passed over
also. Ducks and grouse are plentiful
and fat. Mowitch are still high up the
hills and bruin has left for his hibernat
ing quarters. Big horn and goat are reported to be plentiful on the Roche and
Ashnola. Trappers expect a good catch
this season.
A. R. COLL., SC  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
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.
Corbould & Grant
Barristers, Solicitors, &c.
New Westfflinster,B.C.
Bought &Sold
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
Maple I,eaf, Pine Knot Martin, Daisy and Minnehaha mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining  division  of  Yale  district
Where located : On Henry creek;
Take notice that I, H. S. Cayley. acting as
agent for John  Gladden, free miner's certificate
No. B79071 : Edward A.  C. Studd,  free miner's
certificate No. B7qoi6 and Chas. B. Oliver F.M.C.
No. B7Q072, 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 1 otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 2nd day of October^A.D. igos.
Druggist and Stationer
HEDLEY, B.C.    |.]|
Drugs, Medicines,
f^l      Books,
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C.
Th? Canadian Bank of Commerce
CAPITAL-=$8,7oo,ooo REST—$3,500,000
Total Resources (Nov. 30, 1904) $91,000,000
i   |.   Whiskies!
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V.O. Black Label    , jj
V.F.O. Liqueur   ■ &   :   S
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POt tABEL} ||||P
In the realms of
you will find
Watson's Whiskies
always in the lead.
Hudson's 111!!
■   Bay I i
I    Company
Sole Agents for British Columbia
Bank of|Montreal
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.
Savings Bank Department aDnr£™£ed f££it
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
RflnkinO* hv  Mail  DeP°sits may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Outof town ac
l>uiii\iii^   k/j   iiiuii counts receive every attention.
The Nicola Branch la now Open.
A. W. STRICKLAND, ....       Manager.
CAPITAL—$4,866,666 ■■%- J|
RESERVE—$2 043,99 7
Sa\finiis BankInterest aIl0wed oo deposits of ^and
^* upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
R/HllrtlHT hv  Mail deposits may be made and withdrawn
UdlUUHg  Vy  lTldllbymaiL Special attention given to this
class of business.    Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.
A General Banking Business transacted.
W. H. SWITZER,       -      -        Acting Manager.
PENTICTON BRANCH-A Branch of this Bank is now open at Penticton,B.C
Banking Dy Mail—
tention.      Deposits can  be made
thereto and withdrawn at any time.
in Canada and abroad.
Accounts    of   parties living   at   a
distance  receive our  special at-
through  the mail, and sums added
Drafts issued payable at all points
L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
M.A., B.C.Z»
P.O. box 44.
Otter Flat Hotel
Headquarters for Summit, Rabbitt mountain, Tuiameen river, Boulder, Bear and
Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P. O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
October 21, 1905
||as now in stock and is csn-
gJSfetly   receiving  large  ship- j
■ments ot
''1. \* IKS
'S 1st quality
and is prepared to supply all
kinds of goods at lowest prices
man orders
?pRi*Sl$l$ MKfw
I   '<* s
The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
MiM Everything First .Class-
f No pains spared to please the public.
i§IiNli»e^upplied:with best the market affords.,
; i < Fine 'WlmI rLiquors and Cigars. ^t *
!Hlr"! I TELEPHONE' $||1,-.. ' ■ BATH. | g ., |
s Bridge and Kamloops
?t&I^^-^; Alexandra Stput
tfgpn^    ■# Alexandra -Ale
Fo^ale toP^H^^tish Columbia in all thefirst,
^^sfl##^of5tores and Saloons.
October 21, 1905
"If you keep on," said the credulous
layman, "you'll find cures for all the diseases that flesh is heir to. Then what
will you do?" "Then," answered the
scientist, "we will proceed to seek cures
for the new diseases to which our remedies have given rise."
Miss Justyn (at the play)—Why are
those rude boys up there in the gallery
called "gods" ? Her Escort—Because it
wouldn't sound well to call them by the
name that properly characterizes them.
In "Irish Life and Humor" William
Harvey gives an anecdote of the Irishman's readiness in the courts of law.
"Now, Pat," said the magistrate to an
old offender, "what brought you here
again ?" "Two policemen, sor," was the
laconic reply. "Drunk, I suppose ?"
queried the magistrate. "Yis, sor," said
Pat, "both av thitn."
"I notice you never speak of your wife
as your better half." "I couldn't and be
accurate. She's the whole thing around
our house."
A physician, finding a lady reading
"Twelfih Night," said: "When Shakespeare wrote about Patience on a monument, did he mean doctor's patients?"
"No," she answered, "you don't find
them on monuments, but under them."
Beggar—Pardon, sir, but this nickel
you gave me is lead. Benevolent Old
Man—Why, so it is. Well, keep it, my
man, as a reward for your honesty.
Largest Sale in Canada
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
Sole Agents*
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 $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 additiou to the rental dues at the
following rates tare charged : Sawn ium-
ber, 50 cents per thousand feet B.M. Railway ties, eight and nine feet long, i}i
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 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 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 l/2 to ij4 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 company.
Royalty at the rate of 10 cents per ton
of 2,000 pounds is collected on the gross
Entries for land for agricultural purposes 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, be 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 lor 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
in 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.
$    ^
Just arrived
one carl
To arrive shortly
one car
one car
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OCTOHBR  21,   1905
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11 " Hit: ,v<iL
Fi^e Town of
British Columbia*
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tuiameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CEN-
TRE for the following Mining: Camps:— Copper Mountain ,
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
i&mtiMi w
ilkameen 'Mistriot
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from ;V
.   -;_■:■;.:;
PRESENT   PRICES   OF   LOTS===From $3^00  to   $10  Per (Front  Foot.   Size of   Lots   |
50x100 Feet and 33x100 Feet.    @erms===One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six flonths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum.
»oJ£   '*i    PO^I'JJ
Send for Map and Price List  to
Resident Manager
"gents for the CANADIAN ORE CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)


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