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 Princeton Coal is high in Carbon ; almost smokeless.
; Persevering industry is the key to wealth and success.
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Princeton is 144 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—Centff of great Copper-Gold Field.
Vol. vi.   No. 27.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, \ 905.
$2 a Year, in Advance
MONIED MAGNATES.
*
J-iK.
Haney and Mulock, Toronto Capitalists, Visit Princeton.
It is not often that millionaires drop
into Princeton, but they do come occasionally to gratify their cnriosity and
have it to say with that pride which becomes a far-travelled man, "I have been
there." In after years they will recount
to their friends the adventurous journey
of two hundred miles through the Similkameen and Nicola valleys on buckboard
and cayuse. Something more than me-e \
pleasure must have attracted these gen- f
tlemen to Princeton. We shall see later
on for their mission is a secret.
M. J. Haney, the millionaire railroad
contractor, Cawthra Mulock, millionaire
capitalist and son of Canada's brilliant
postmaster-general, these men accompanied by a special correspondent of the
Montreal Herald, J. C. Walsh, arrived in
Princeton on Tuesday having driven from:
Midway in a coach with outriders. They
travel in semi-state and have their own
private car on their continental tour. Mr.
Haney is test known to the public by his)
TEST COIL DEPOSITS
Vermilion Forks Co. Proving
Coal Measures Within
the Town.
Location of Shaft for Coal Mine will
be made—Daly Reduction Co.
Wants Coal.
The steam drill operated by E. B. Hall
and J. Hunter  for  the Vermilion Forks
Mining Co. has reached  a  depth   of 310
feet on the  bank of the  Tuiameen  back
of the Hotel Jackson.    A seam of excellent   coal   four feet   thick   was pierced.
The boring  will  be continued  about 40
feet  further, in   which  distance another
/strata is expected to be found.    Manager.
> Waterman  expects a consulting engineer-
[to arrive  shortly when the  double com-
j partment  shaft  will   be  located  for the
permanent  workings   in   the mining of
coal.    The  company  is  also advertising
; for tenders  to  transport 500 tons of cual
phenomenal  railroad   building feats  in*-. ,    ,
to the   Daly Reduction   Co.   at Hedley
this country and in China. The Crow's
Nest Pass railroad which he built for the
C.P.R. in record time brought him fame
and wealth. He also built the C.P.R.\
from Winnipeg to Rat Portage after Mr.f
Whitehead had failed in the attempt and
completed the Onderdonk section on the
Pacific end. He had contracts on the
Intercolonial and in P.E.I, and is principal in the Kingston locomotive works.
He resides in Toronto and gives liberally to charitable institutions. Ot the
thousands of men in his employ at various times all hold him in high esteem
and is still known to them by the endearing nickname "Michael Jases." He took
samples of coal with him and was much
pleased with all that he saw in Princeton.
Mr. Haney's visit is probably in connection with railway construction although
ostensibly for pleasure.
Cawthra Mulock is a philanthropic
young man not yet of age, who has inherited several millions of dollars. He
has seen every- country in the world and
thinks the possibilities of the Similkameen are equal to the best. He is
charmed with Princeton and may invest
in some mineral properties. He is now
receiving his baptism of frontier life in
the wild and woolly west and knows how
it feels to sleep in a ram pasture on a
shake-down. YoungMuIock has recently
given $roo,ooo to the new Toronto gen-,
eral hospital.
J. C. Walsh is editor of the Montreal.
Herald, one of the brightest and best
newspapers in the Dominion. He is a
freetrader of the Laurier school. He is
an authority on trade, tariff and financial
questions and delves deeply into political
economy and history. • Mr. Walsh has a
bright future in store being now in his
28th year.
.tin
ZINC ORE AT SUMMIT
Board of Trade Requested to
Make Known Fact to
Zinc Experts.
Ssarching for Lost Ledge on the Tuiameen River—United Empire
Well Situated.
The coal is delivered at the tunnel mouth
at $3 per ton, which, with freight added
for a distance of 25 miles to Hedley will
more than double that price. A railway
would be a great convenience now.
TENDERS GOOD ADVICE.
Editor Star—Sir : I have been following closely the discussion in the Hedley Gazette over the post office trouble at
Penticton and like many other Liberals
resent the attempt made by Mr. Shat-
ford's personal organ to injure our able
member in the federal house by making
(numerous statements that in the course
of the controversy have been proven untrue and misleading. While I supported
Mr. Shatford last election and intended
doing so again, this course on his part
has not only lost him my vote but has
alienated other men of independent
political views. In allowing his paper
to attack Mr. Ross without good reason,
as it has done, he has shown a pettiness
and lack of fairmindedness altogether
inexcusable in a public man occupying
such a position of honor and responsibility. I would also advise Mr. Shatford
to take some of the advice the Gazette
has been giving to knockers and prevent
his paper from making hurtful statements
calculated to injure neighboring town-
sites. Similkameen Liberal.
Olalla, Sept. 22. j
The Princeton butcher shop is being
enlarged and improved and when completed will be up to-date in every respect.
The finest beef in the world grows on the
hills around Princeton and ourl-ocal beef
barons evidently believe in housing the
carcases in a way that -will bring both
cash and credit to themselves and honor
to Sir Loin.
The board of trade has received a letter
from T. H. Murphy, Granite creek, offering to forward a sample of zinc ore,
which abounds at Summit camp. The
board will meet next Thursday evening
and no doubt will take steps to acquaint
the zinc commissioners, now in this province, of the presence of this mineral in'
this district. A full attendance of mem-,
bers and others is invited fornext meeting.
An inventor at Los Angeles, Cal., has
discovered a process for hardening gold
and silver. He is experimenting with
copper.
W. C. McDougall is making good progress on the United Empire and will soon
commence stripping with horses. As the
work progresses it is more apparent that
a great body of ore exists. 'This mine
has timber, coal and water in abundance
close at hand.
Two zinc magnetic separators have been
installed at Kasloand zinc treating works
are in operation at Frank.
Rossland mines shipped 6,750 tons of
ore last week.
/   The Chinamen   at Roanie camp on the
jTulameen river who are building a wing
/,dam for Os Coulthard have been bothered
with  high   water   owing   to   the recent
rains.    The traditions of the gold bearing
'ledge they are in-search of at the bottom
of the Tuiameen denote marvellous ricbefe.
Silver, lead, zinc and copper continue
jtojrise in price.
THOUGHTS OF A VISITOR.
WILL BE BACK AGAIN.
E- Croteau, of Rossland, a mining expert representing eastern capital, has
been in the Princeton district for the past
two weeks for the purpose of acquiring
information which would enable him to
recommend this section to his investing
clients! It is scarcely necessary to say
that he considers this country great in
mineral resources—that is the oft quoted
conviction of every mining man of note
who has once set foot in Princeton and
observed the presence of mineral all
around. Mr. Croteau likes the country
sb. well that he will be back as soon as
he can to make further investigation. He
thinks this an ideal country for prospecting in by reason of the green hills affording grass for horses and accessir||[||yj
to all parts. He took with him to Rossland a lot of samples for assay.
_V
Resources are here for the Building
of a Prosperous City.
. Editor Star—Sir: Since leaving
Princeton some time ago and pondering
over the magnificence of the country surrounding your fair town, I concluded to .
give you my description of how the district impressed me. I think my impressions will be best described by endeavoring to answer the question : Where is
Princeton? I do not mean, by that the
geographical situation of the town, for
at this period of the world's history, if
anyone wishes to find where a town is,
so that he may travel there, all he has to
do is to ask a transportation or telegraph
company and he can get full information.
Princeton is no .exception to the rule.
But the question is : Where is Princeton in the business world ? How does it
stand with relation to other business centres ? What has Princeton which will
make it a business centre ? What is there
which will induce a man to live there ?
These are the questions which will be the
subject of my letter to you.
Let me say first that Princeton sits on
a coal area carrying 65 feet in depth of
coal seams. Now, I know some of your
readers will say "Oh, I have read that
before." Well, let such a reader "call"
me and I <vill prove it. Then, this coal
is said to be lignite by some one who
has an interest in some other coal. Some,
who never saw anything but plow handles say it will net coke. I will put
bricquettes of this coal into a furnace^
where- you will not be able to see the
smoke, and I will do it at a price nqt
greater than what is now paid in any
part of B.C. for coke, and then calculate
that I am a rich man, if the contract is
large enough. On this coal question,
let it be understood as a settled fact that
the resource is such, if developed actively
and intelligently, that it alone would
produce a large population in Prince--,
ton.
I know there are those who say : "What
is the good  of your  coal?    You  cannot
get a market for it."    I never knew any-'
thing good where some  objections  were
not raised to it.    In the old days of Rossland  the original  owners of the Le Roi
mine  managed  to  get a car load of ore
and send it to a smelter.    Those owners'
did  not have much money at that time.
That car of ore  was well picked, for it
was necessary to make it pay the c3st of
freight  and treatment.    The owner who",
selected -the ore and went withi it to the
smelter slept in the empty car at Bound-,
ary City after he received the returns and
imagine  his   feelings when  he   learned
that the car of ore  did not pay expenses
though the returns from the smelter were !
$17 per ton.:' Times  have changed since
then.    He  has  received his hundreds of
thousands of  dollars.    And today  by a
[.Continued on page 3.],
W
m
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Septemuer 30, 1905
The Similkameen Star
Publishes Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C.
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. B.  Howse, Manager.
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
One Year,    -    -    - •-"-*■   -    ry&pr   •   -   -   $2.00
Payable in Advance.
Subscribers'will(confer a favor'on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
lrregularityan receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
Joe Martin has taken the polftcal
platform   once  more as a disturber
of the peace.    He has an old grudge
agaiustthe Liberals, hates.the Conservatives  and  loves not the Independents, Socialists or Labor party.
Joe   is   the   greatest political   nonentity and failure in the Dominion.
Wherever  he  is  there  is discord.
His Winnipeg speech had a rasping
sound, but it served  the purpose of
a  great  railway  monopoly  which
has taken an oath of enmity against
the Liberal party.    Joe is a willing
tool  whenever  there  is trouble to
brew.     Poor  old,   Impossible Joe,
a worn out political tramp that nobody  cares  for.    He "might have
been"   but  he was  too impetuous.
He was overestimated, then his head
Shifty Joe.
will be required to induce the establishment of big and little industries and manufacturing concerns.
Other towns in the Similkameen
are making strenuons efforts to
secure population and trade. Let
there be no more folding of hands
and careless indifference but let all
unite in making Princeton the 'city
it should be and will be if energy
and forethought are given full and
fair play.
 —  ;
Too late ! That will be the wail
of many, a would be investor in
the coal, ore and other resources of
the Princeton district unless advantage is taken of the opportunities
now presented. Next year people
will be tumbling over each other in
the scramble for property of all
kinds. The mineral riches of this
district are no longer a matter of
conjecture. Proof, positive and unfailing, of their existence is at
hand.
outgrew his hat
The man who knocks his own
town or country ought to be taken
out in the back yard and.quietly
shot. The man who lies about and
backbites his neighbors should be
publicly lynched. — Wilmer Outcrop. Strong language, but still it
is a.figurative fate that awaits all
of that class. The backcapper is
a pest to be abhorred and shunned.
Soon, however, their race is run,
for they hang themselves socialh'
and the lying abuse they would fire
at others recoils with deadly effect
upon themselves. The backbiter is
quite harmless, but is a public nuisance.
Members of. the board of trade
should endeavor to throw enough
enthusiasm into that body to preserve the flickering life still remaining. Problems of great local concern can only be handled by a body
of men who wil} boost for the whole
town and not for antagonizing individual interests. The Princeton
board has a great sphere of usefulness before it. Will it rise to the
occasion ?  iJ;m,
..Owing to the. central position of
Princeton it commands the trade of
a large tract of country. A town
cannot thrive on mere position any
more than a man can live on scenery. The population of Princeton
should be at least 2000 within a
year. To acquire this number the
individual   effort  of   every  citizen
Sir  Wilfrid  Laurier,   premier of
Canada,    a   French-Canadian  and
Roman Catholic,   has  rather upset
the  foul  accusations  of certain of
the   ultra   loyal   tory    newspapers
which  charge  him with disloyalty
and sedition in connection with the
passage of the  autonomy  bills for
the new provinces.    Being monopolists at heart in railway matters the
tories  prate  their pharisaic loyalty
at  all  times  in   the   vain effort to
make.the public  believe they have
a monopoly of all   the  patriotism.
Sir Wilfrid's religion nor his foreign
extraction do not  stand in the way
of his   devoted   loyalty to king and
country notwithstanding aspersions
cast upon his creed and nationality
by an unscrupulous press.    His address  at  the Edmonton inauguration ceremonies is an answer to the
cruel insinuations of disloyalty.   He
said in part :    "Let   me   say to one
and all of our new   fellow-countrymen, that the Dominion of Canada
is in one respect like   the Kingdom
of   Heaven.     Those  who come at
the eleventh   hour   will  receive as
fair  treatment  as  those who have
been in the fold a long time.   What
we   have  we  want   to   share with
them—our  land, our laws, our civilization.     Let  them   be  Britain's
subjects.    Let them take their share
of the life of this country, whether
it be  municipal,  provincial  or national.    Let them be electors as well
as citizens.    We  do not anticipate,
and,we do not want, that any individuals  should  forget  the  land of
their origin or their ancestors.   Let
them look to the past, but let them
look; also  to  the future ; let them
look to the land of their  ancestors,
but let them look also to the land of
their children.    Let  them become
Canadians,   British    subjects,, and
give  their   heart   and  soul,   their
energy,   their  vows  to Canada, to
its  institutions,: to  its  king, who,
like  his ., illustrious - mother,   is   a
model constitutional sovereign."
"i%rie"    If :
S|ver-Plated
Ware  '^M.
Wearing quality should
be the chief consideration
in selecting silver-plated
tableware—and then
comes beauty in design.
Plate from Diamond
Hallos own factory practically equals solid silver
in its effect, both as to
durability and artistfc^
merit.
For $3.00 we wul send
prepaid one dozen teaspoons in a favored Old
English pattern.
RYRIE BROS.
LIMITED
134-138 YONOE ST.
TOBONTO    -   ONT.
NOTICE.
l^OTIOE is hereby given that sixty days after
t ^ date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of I,ands and Works for permission to
purchase 640 acres of mountain pasture land de-
scriled as follows: Commenting at the N H.
corner lot No. 3532 and running 80 chains west,
80 chains north, 80 chains east to the southw, st
corner of lot 1825. thence 80 chainsaouth to point
of commencement. H. A. KNIGHT.
Sept. 25, IQ05. W. D. Young, ag't.
NOTICE.
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.
A. E- HOWSE.
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. cor.
ner of lot 1232 thence north 40 chains east 80
chains, south 40 chains west 80chains io point of
commencement. FRED. A. HOWSE.
May 25, 1905.
NOTICE.
Big Kid mineral claim, situate in the Similkar
meen 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.
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.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
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.
B22579, 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.
zi.nd further take notice tliat action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate c f improvements.
Dated this 23rd day of September. 1905.
R. H. Rogers.
HUNT]
FEED & LIVERY'
GOOD
RIGS
Horses
'on hire
-Thos.Hunter, Prop., at Hotel Jackson.
C. M. BRYANT & CO'Y *
ASSAYED
THE  VANCOUVER  ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B.C.
The only Reliable Standard Brand made frorrj the
highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
LAKE OF THE WOODS
MILLING CO.
guarantee  that   no  bleaching 2
either   bv     CHEMICALS   or
ELECTRICITY  is used in its
manufacture.
Accept no Substitute.
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 Similka-
* meen mining division of Yale district. Where
located : In Voigt's camp.
Take notice that I, C. JB. Shaw, acting
as agent for M. A. Voigt, free miner's certificate No. 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.
NOTICE.
Two Brothers Victoria and Orlando Marguerite
• ;. mineral claims.   Situate in  the Similkameen
' mining division of Yale district.   Where located : On Sixteen-Mile creek. p;i>tp»
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting  as
agent for A. Scrapelti,  free-miner's certificate
No. B86157, intend sixty days from date hereof,
to apply to the mining recorder for certificates
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
crown grants of the above claims.
•ind 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.]';'.,
Synopsis of Canadian Northwest'
Homestead Regulations.
ANY EVENJNIUMBERED section of
Dominion Lands in Manitoba or the
Northwest provinces, excepting 8 and 26,
not reserved, may be homesteaded by any
person who is the sole head of a family,
or any male over 18 years of age, to the
extent of one-quarter section of 160 acres
more or less.
Entry may be made personally at the
local land office for the district in which
the land is situate, or if the homesteader
desires, he may, on application to the
Minister of the Interior, Ottawa, the
Commissioner of Immigration, Winhi '
peg, or- the local agent, receive authority
for some one to make entry for him.
The homesteadeifiis required to perform
the conditions connectedtherewith 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 perspn
residing with the father or mother.
^3) If the settler .has his permanent
residence upon farming land owned by
him in the vicinity of his homestead, the
requirements as to residence may be satisfied by residence upon the said laud.
Six months' notice in writing should
be given to the Commissioner of Dominion Lands at Ottawa of intention to apply
for patent. W. W. CORY.
Deputy of the Minister of Interior.
N.B.: Newspapers inserting this advertisement without authority will not be
paid therefor.
September 30, 1905
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    ST
AR
THOUGHTS OF A VISITOR.
[Concluded from page i.]
report in the Rossland Miner, the freight
and treatment of the Le Roi ore is $3 per
ton.
What has made the great change?   Intelligence,,  progress of   thought, and, I
say, What will make a market for coal in
this  vicinity ?   Active intelligence.    Al
ready a proposition is on  foot to build a
smelter which will  use the coal of your
district for fuel     I have  no doubt in a
few years that will  be an accomplished
fact, though  such a proposition  was received by many of your town with listless energy.    With your permission I will
make ore and smelting the subject of a
future letter. Yours truly,
Spokane, Sept. 15.        Alexander.
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON. B. C.
<■
Rev. A. J. Fowlie will preach his farewell sermon tomorrow evening at 7:30 in
the court house.
Charles and William Thomas went to
the Westminster fair last Saturday via
the Hope pass.
Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday in October, (26th.)
,"Ajax" was the .signature inadvertantly omitted in the communication in
last week's Star.
An informal reception was tendered the
Rev. E. P. Flewelling last Monday eve
ning by the ladies of St. Cuthberts' at
Which a goodly number of citizens were
present. The Rev. gentleman has won
the good wishes of those he has met here
and enters upon the field of his labors
under favorable auspices. He preached
to a large audience on Sunday evening
in the court house and will hold regular
services there every fortnight.
A farewell social will be given Rev.
Mr. Fowlie in the court house on Tuesday evening next.    Everybody welcome.
Charlie Clay has opened a produce and
feed store in his new building, Bridge St.
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.
VERMILION FORKS MINING
COMPANY, E. Waterman,
Princeton, Sept. 7. Manager.
SEALED TENDERS addresssed to the undersigned, and endorsed Tender for Indian aud
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 °n the printed form supplied, and signed with their actual
signatures.
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 th
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,
FRED. GELINAS,
Secretary.
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, Sept. 20th, 1905.
Newspapers inserting this advertisement without authority from the Department will not be j
paid for it
Corbould & Grant
Barristers, Solicitors, &c.
Ne w W e s t m 5 n s t e tf B. C.
G. E. CORBOULD, K.C.
J. R. GRANT.
<<•       ffsa   mt      J1" (fit
J Pill <&
HEDLEY, B.C.
gs, Medicines,
Cigars, Pipes and
Confectionery.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also, at FAIRVIEW, B.C.
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.
GENERAL MANAGER. E. S  Clouston.
HEAD OFFICE—MONTREAL.
Savings Bank Department E^S* Bl
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
Batil'iniv f»-*r   l\l\<ait  Deposits may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ac
anKlng  Uy   iUdll  COUnts receive every attention.
The Miccla Branch is now Open.
A. W. STRICKLAND,  ..       •        - Manager.
HEAD OFFICE IN CANADA;
MONTREAL
PRINCETON' B C
CAP£^$8'7O0,00° REST=-$3,50o,ooo
Total Resources (Nov. 30, i9o4) $91,000,000
1
Mao-
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
Interest allowed on deposits of $1 and
upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
BfXtliritlW h\T   Mflil Deposits may be made and withdrawn
dUJUllg  V.y   ITldll hy gm Spedar 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. vaznm
PENTICTON BRANCH—A Branch of this Bank is now open at Penticton,B.C. P.O. box 44,
M.A., B.C.I,.
V Etc.
VERNON, B.C.
L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
Otter Flat Hotel
CHARGES DEBARRO, Prop.
TULAMEEN CITY, B. G
Headquarters for Summit, Rabbitt mountain, Tuiameen river, Boulder, Bear and
■ KeUy.creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P. O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
September 30, 1905
Has now in stock and is constantly receiving large shipments of
and is prepared to supply all
kinds ot goods at lowest prices
Ml Orders fn
STORES AT
PENTICTON and HEDLEY
Wood,
Vallance &
Leggat,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Sherwin-Williams*
Paints §
fc4
Limited.1
MURALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
VANCOUVER, B. C.
DRIARD HOTEL
NICOLA LAKE
BEST IN THE
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.
TELEPHONE* BATH.     |
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
nc 'vaKMivcr breweries, ill
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
I Cascade Beer    «£ Alexandra Stout   J|
Queen Beer       * Alexandra Alel   ;S
For sale throug hout British Columbia in all thefirst=
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
D0ERING& MARSTRAND & RED CROSS BREWERIES,
VANCOUVEP, B. C.
.***
1
September 30, 1905
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
SMILES.
Grocer—Ten pounds of flour, ma'am ?
Shall I send it for you ? Mrs. Takeitt—
No, I'll take it with me, if it isn't too
heavy. Grocer (absently)—I'll make it
as light for yon as I possibly can.
"What is frenzied finance?" "Fren
zied finance," replied the Wall street
man, "is a condition of affairs in which
small investors lose their heads while we
remain perfectly self-possessed and take
in the money."
Lady    (severely)—Young   man,   have
you ever   taken   a bath?     Tramp  (re
proachfully)—Oh, lady !    And me in hot
water from the hour of me birth !
"Who is it that robs uswhile we are
asleep?" asked the teacher, trying to get
the class to spell the word "burglar,"
"De gas meter!" shouted the boys in
unison.
"I need more money," said the flying
machine inventor. "But I thought the
machine was finished," replied the capi
talist. "It is, but I've got to hire a man
to fly it. Do yov think I want to get
killed?"
WINKLER
Offices: Penticton
and igrinceton.
Correspondence
Solicited.
REAL
ESTATE and
MINES
Bought &Sold
&M0KR
TICHHT'S
Myrtle
J Navy f
Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada
For  CONNOISSEURS Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
R.P.RITHET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
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.
j In additiou to the rental dues at the
following rates are charged : Sawn lumber, 50 cents per thousand feet B.M. Railway ties, eight and nine feet long, 1%
and iX 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 woodexcept
oak; from 14. to iyi 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
output.
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, 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 farther 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 tbe 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.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, Feb. 4,1905.
DRINCETON   BOARD    OF   TRADE—Rooms
'     centrally located.    Membership   solicited.
F. W. Groves E. Waterman,
President. jggSecretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
TH
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:LIMITED
NICOLA and PRINCETON
Just arrived
one car
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5" RISES
mm
To arrive shortly
one car
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one car
GMCQKS
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NICOLA and PRINCETON
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
September 30, 1905
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EAUTIFULLY .SITUATED affile Forks of me Siml£
' 4ameen]^£T|lameen Rivers. ilThe BUSINESS CEN-
TRE for the following Mining Camps:—   Copper Mountain,
Kennedy, ^ountein^Frifjay,  Boulder and Gr^^^ks,
Sumniif, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen, and Aspen Grove.
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Government   Meaiimnarterm
For the Similkameen District
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Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from
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PRESENT PRICES OF LOTS===From $^$6£to" $$'• PeftlFr^t; Foot. Size of Lots
50 x 100 Feet and 33 x icfcij JW&' ^^rms===Ondrf|*rd Casl^B^nce^Three and Six ITonths
with Interest at Sid Peft<§ent PeA\nnum.
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Resident  Mariager
VERMILION    FORKS   MINING i AND | DEVELOPMENT   CO'Y
Agents for the CANADIAN ORE - COMCSBNTRA^ONV^IMITBD " (Elmore Oil Process.)
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