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V.,V. &. Et will use Princeton coal on its engllies.
"Religion is reclamation of man from savagery"_BEAcoNsFiELD.
Success must follow the judicious investment of capital in the Similkameen, where first hand opportunities are waiting for those with enterprise'"
Railway station has been located at Princeton, the main line passing through the centre of the town" and following the Tuiameen westwards.
Vol. vi.   No. 35.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25/1905. $2 a Year, in Advance
FAITH IN THIS DISTRICT.
G. Evert Baker was in town last week
from Copper mountain ^where he' is at
present developing the Colorado group.
Associated with him are Messrs. H. O,
Proebstel and Aug. Wolf, all three gentlemen being here to receive some American mining capitalists who are coming to
inspect the Colorado group. Mr. Baker
is enthusiastic over the prospects of,the
Similkameen now that a railroad is building. He'thinks great activity in mining
will result from construction of the road
and smelters will., then be practicable for
the first time in the existence of the Similkameen. He takes a keen interest in
the trials of the new double blast furnace
for smelting ore with coal instead of coke,
the present expensive method, and is of
opinion that Princeton coal has the proper constituents for smelting with the
raw article. He thinks the circulation
of a book of information of this country
would be of much benefit in-inducing
capital to turn hither. M-; Baker is a
prominent citizen of Portland, Ore., is a
lawyer with special training in mining
and with his brother owns the Citizen's
bunk, one of the largest financial iusti
gtuaons in the northwest.
RIVAL ROADS FIGHT PIONEERS OP MINING
Innate Deviltry   Cause  of  all
II Obstruction to Grading
at Midway.
After Years' of Exasperating Delay
People Endure Frivolous Waste
of Time.
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.   '
Excavation work for the brewery has
been started and will be made to correspond with the storeys in the building
which abuts the hilj^at the rear of Vermilion avenue. Work on the ice house
will begin soon and the main huxlding
■ will follow right on.
W. T. Heddle, representing W. H.
Malkin & Co., wholesale grocers, Vancouver, was in town recently on his first
trip through the Similkameen. He is
one of the pioneers of commercial trav
ellers in the northwest territories. and
B.C. and is keenly Observant of the trend
of progress in the west. He believes that
Princeton is right in the line o,f that progress, which is an unfailing sequence of
rail communication.
Dan McKay had the misfortune to have
his leg broken on Tuesday of last week
while turning out for a passing wagon on
the Nicola road. It appears he jumped
from his own vehicle to save a possible
upset occasioned by the narrow roadway
and fell with the result no'ted. His many
friends here wish him speedy recovery.
J. Campbell, druggist, of Nelson, was
in town last Saturday for the purpose of
locating a drug business here. He has a
stock on the road and it is understood he
has secured' a good business stand. He
is highly recommended by those who
have known him, for some years in Nelson. Mr. Campbell is an all round athlete and will be a decided acquisition in
the field of sport in Princeton.
.   Mr. Murchie • will be glad to mee^ai-ij
who will come, in the court house, tomorrow at 2:30 p.m.'for bible study and Worship. , sBs&JI
The locking of horns of the C.P.R.
and V., V. & E. or Great Northern" at
Midway is a very expensive matter and
withal a seemingly most unreasonable
procedure on the part of the C.P.R. The
Great Northern merely wanted dumping
ground for its waste tunnel rock for
which it was willing to pay. The C.P.R.
hurled back the money proffered and defiantly forbade trespass...'.
The V.,V. &; E. charter carries with it
Dominion expropriation rights and all
the Great Northern has to do is to put the
machinery of the law in motion, which
means dela3* on the tunnel until a court
order is-issued. It is believed that the
:C.P R. is hampering the Great Northern
to gain time and that it will soon begin
;its long boasted race for the Similkameen. '■"
\ Three lines of railway are building
•westward from Midway, the Vernon &
Midway which runs to Rock creek then
'swings north to the Okanagan valley and
on to Vernon ; the C P.R. or Columbia
& Western and the Great Northern. The
latter has a big start over any competitor
and will be actively grading for the first
time in the Similkameen by the second
week in December. A large steam navvy
is now beiiig'hauled onto the work below
Keremeos for Porter Bros. The contracts
to Princeton will be let by the first of the
new year, the location plans through the
town and station site will be certified to
as soon as the chief jsngineer reaches St.
Paul.
PLAY AND DANCE.
. The ladies of St. Cuthbert's guild of
the Church of England have reason to be
gratified with the result of the entertainment and dance given on Thursday evening to a well filled house. The guild is
active in church work, the proceeds of
their endeavors, it is understood,-being
devoted to a church building fund. The
rendition of the farce "Ici on parle Francais" did credit to all the performers, the
burden' of the play falling upon Dr.
Schon and E. Waterman. Both gentlemen portrayed their characters with ' ad
mirable naturalness and finished enunciation, all of the cast giving entire satisfaction and evident pleasure to the audience. At the close of the performance
a!dance and supper was given, to which
many present remained and enjoyed. -
Prospector's and Gold Hunters
Rank Among the Best of
Nature's Nobility.
Community- of Interests and Generous
Hearts Worked out Problem of
* - -     True Socialism.
Editor Star—Sir: It has failen to
my lot, more than to most men, to come
into contact and mingle with many of the
placer miners and prospectors of the
"Great West," and in my poor way I.de-
sire to pay a small tribute to a class of
men who have done so much for human
progress and happiness:—a reniarkable
body of men who are fast passing away.
[Wherever found, whether in the sunny
south, the golden shores of the Pacific,
Australia, the frozen north in British
Columbia, on the Fraser or in Cariboo,
^they will rank among the best the new
^world has produced.
Great environments produce great men
and theirs was great and grand. They
possessed to an unusual degree most of
the attributes of greatness—they were
good, for no race, or man, can be truly
great without being good. They came
nearer to a true solution of the social
and industrial problems than any other
body of men. They travelled close to
the ideal community of which the best
thinkers of our age hope for ; but a,hope
always implies a doubt. They did not
talk of simple life, but lived it. The inborn spirit of freedom in its best sense
was in them and prompted them to good
thoughts and acts. They were rough
diamonds and no man could overthrow
their homely logic; They came from all
classes of society and did not need the
embellishments of scholars to make.them
bright, theirjlife and nature did more.
Colleges often polish brickbats and
dim diamonds. These prospectors' eyes
continually feasted upon things that were
broad, simple and grand, which 'made
them so. The intelligent eye cannot long
look upon oceans, rivers, mountains,
plains, valleys, and the stars, and be
mean or narrow very long, and these
daily feasts\ enlarged their mind's and
forced them to think and observe, to
study men and things more,than books.
This is, or should be, the chief end of
education. The modern school does not
do this, it' thinks-for-the man instead of
teaching' the man to think for himself.
You.can drive men to college but you
cannot make them think. When the
prospectors'turned out a graduate he was
a man. They paved the way and laid the
foundation for a-better future, The keynote Of the future, - if we are truly progressing in the highest and best sens,e of
the word lies in this fact when applied to
to all industries.
These .men, perhaps without :knowin|;
it, were, and are, the living exponents ctf
the greatest principle of absolute justice
that the world has seen. When they
took a dollar from the ground it was all
theirs. They did not have to give a r/ent
to any corporation or trust. Tbev Often
built their flumes and dug miles ojf
ditches without the aid of capital. There
were no paupers among tnem, for they
were all kings and p:inces. AH could
live who would exert themselves'.' Their
Qccupation begat hope . and the fear of
want did not. bother them, hence they all
lived to a good age barring accidents.
I believe the fear of want is the origin
Of greed and theft. Their mode of life
and simple laws bred confidence aha
tended to bring to the surface all that-'wa1^
good i,n- man. Modern commercialism
or cannibalism tends to suppress all,that
is good and noble and brings into action
all the forces of evil. • Their "life bred
confidence in humanity and each other
and produced men as they desire to be\
not as they are forced to be. Present
conditions with ■ us produce mercenary
cannibals. With them it was easier to
earn things than' to steal them, so ultimately, men did not steal, if thev did1
they were advised that a change of cIk
.mate would- benefit  their health and the
request was generally heeded. ,
Yours truly,
J. F. LBi/AND.
(To be continued'next week:)
TOWN BREVITIES.
Dr. Schon   received  word   from Arch-,
deacon   Pentreath  stating that Rev. Mr.
Flewelling had been successfully operated   upon  in   the  hospital  but  that hd
could not fix the date when he would be:
restored to health and to hisjparish.      fc >
' A. R. Adams, representing Vancouver
capital, is in town for a few days gathering information as to the resources and
prospects of this district. He will oper-!
ate in coal, ore and land and has some
mining deals in process on Granite creek ,
and the Tuiameen.
Where and what is Welldo?
L. H. Beamish, of Cork, Ireland, who"
visited Princeton with a Harvard savant'
a month ago, was again in town on- business this week. Mr. Beamish is a 'cool- '
headed' gentleman who perceives great ,
prosperity at hand in this section and he
expects to share in it. ,
Performers of "Ici on parle  Francais''
went to Hedley yesterday where they fill
an engagement   with  St. Mary's guild of ;
that place.    During  the winter perform- .
ances  of   this  character  would rbe well j'^jy?
patronized and welcomed as oases on the
'"i'j'ioi .M.i 1
desert of life. ^s^Q;^*
Election of school trustees to take the
places of E.' Waterman   and F.   M.   Mc-       tt
Leod, resigned, will take place on Dec. 6.
Watch for the A. E. HoWse Cb's:thange J '7%
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of advertisement next week.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
November 25, 1905
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STA
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The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C.
—BY—    •
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. B.  Howse, Manager.
One Year,
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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
advertising.
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A. E. HOWSE.
banded out for roads or trails!
The chorus of the speakers was :
"Your requests will have our careful consideration " and so the tory
trio left town with that oft repeated
quotation ringing in the ears of the
faithful.
ft
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
Political sentiment changes with
the ever varying political aspect of
the times. Today there are many
staunch Liberals who in the next
three or four years will have altered
their political course to a more independent one. The Liberal party
is now at the zenith of its fame and
power and any further additions to
that height will render it dangerously unsafe to the party. Besetting squalls there must be. And,
as the foundations of the Liberal
party are only laid to carry a structure of certain dimensions, then,
as with all edifices, political or
other, the moment the basic principles of good architecture are violated it must sink or totter with its
own weight. Now, the Liberal
tower is built to a height unparalleled in the history of the Dominion. Confusion and the babel of
tongues are inevitable when the
clouds are reached. So the warn'
ing note is sounded to the Liberal
party not to seek further additions
to its roll of adherents for the mere
sake of numerical strength, rather
weed out the servile supporter and
encourage independent thought and
criticism from within the party.
Clean, upright arid honest government will always command public
approval and the purification of any.
party can only be accomplished by
a stalwart independence Of the electorate. ^^|v#pj
There is little need of any comment upon the political meeting
held in the court house last week
when the Premier, Chief Commissioner and the local member made
speeches. Each of the speakers
seemed bent on outdoing tbe other
in fulsome praise of themselves and
the government. Richard hung
upon the necks of L. W. and Robert then all three hugged in
tight' embrace while the Judge,
" good friend" that he is now to
them, looked on with the smile of a
July sunbeam. It was a tory love
feast with an exhibition of political spooning that made even some
of their hidebound followers feel a
bit squeamish. While they weie
tossing bouquets to each,other the
audience wondered where they came
in. Were they to be ignored altogether ?    Not even a  promise to be
It is surprising the amount of
self confidence a couple Qf sessions
in the local legislature will give to
some members. There must be
something in the air, ' the food or
the soda water to create the nerve
necessary for a member in the back
seats of the house to stand before an
audience and take credit for building the V., V. & E. Colossal gall !
The public generally gave President Hill some credit for building
that road and the railway committee and house of commons at Ottawa were commended for having
.passed such legislation as would
enable Mr. Hill to build the road.
However, if one wants to hear
some funny things he ought to attend the political meetings ot the
present administration and bear the
local-member make his 'modest'
claims for great achievements.
The province of British Columbia will be in lasting disgrace if the
dispute between the Canadian Pacific and the Victoria, Vancouver &
Eastern railway companies over a
crossing results in bloodshed. The
provincial authorities have power
to enforce the law and keep the
peace, even when great railway
corporations have each other by the
throat, and if they refuse or neglect to exercise the powers with
which they are invested they are
unfit for their positions. The rights
of the companies respectively must
be determined finally by the courts
or the railway commission and the
sooner they are seized of the issue
the better. There is no right of
private warfare in Canada.—Toronto Globe. Mr. Shatford and his
chiefs should lose no time in quelling the disturbance at Midway.
Since they claim such great influence in bringing about the construction of the V., V. & E. surely
they can abate any delay in that
construction occasioned by a free
fight among the navvies for possession of right-of-way. The C.P R.
and the McBride government cannot be held guiltless for the disgraceful attempt to hold up the
construction of the road and the
spilling of innocent blood. A posse
of provincial ,police should be kept
at Midway until the trouble is
over.     y "'"j'"
When men are reasonable] and
endeavor to agree upon any controversial point it is surprising how
quickly difficulties melt away. An
instance, is afforded In the settlement of the eight-hour dispute at
the Granby smelter where cool-
headed men met arid labor won.
Diamond
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Diamond Hall's recent
removal to much larger
premises means increased
opportunities for serving the
Canadian public.
East   and West and
'.everywhere, the perfected
Mail    Order    System    of
the    Dominion's    largest
Jewelry store puts an end
■ to "barriers of distance."
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You can order with
assured satisfaction from
its illustrated catalogue of
Diamonds, Jewelry,
Watches, Silver, Cut
Glass, Stationery,   etc.
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134-138   YONGE ST.
TORONTO     -     ONT.
NOTICE.
l^OTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
1 ~ date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of T.ands and Works for permission to
purchase640 acres of mountain pasture laud desert!, ed as follows: Commencing at the N E.
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 chains «outh to point
of commencement. H. A. KNTGHT.
Sept. 25, 1005. 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 jn 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. 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.
NOTICE.
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.
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.
Roberta, Robert Bryant. Garden City, Mary V.
Victor, Falum, No. 28, No. 31, No. 32, No. 50
Fr., No. 51 Fr., No. 52, No. 53. No. 66 Fr , No.
67, No. 68. No. 69,' No. 70, No. 71 and No. 73
Fr. mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where
located : In Voigt's camp.
Take notice that I, C. JB. Shaw, acting
as agent for M. A. Voigt, free miner's ce; -
tificate No. B79944, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
certificates of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 23rd day of August, A.D. 1905.
11-4 . C. JB SHAW, P.L.S.
NOTICE.
Maple Leaf, Pine Knot Martin, Daisy ard 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. B79016 and Chas. E. Oliver F.M.C
No. B79072, 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 rotice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements;
Dated this 2nd day of October, A.D. 1905.
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 wo.
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.
j And further take notice that action, under sec
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements..
Dated this 23rd day of September, 1905.
R. H. Rogers.
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Synopsis of Canadian Northwest
Homestead Regulations.
ANY EVEN NUMBERED section of
Dominion Lands in Manitoba or the
Northwest provinces, excepting 8 and 26,
not reserved, may behomesteaded by any
person who is the sole head of a family,
or any male over 18 years'of age, to the
extent of one-quarter section of 160 acres
more or less.
Entry may be made personalty at the
local land office for the district in which
the land is situate, or if the homesteader
desires, he may, on application to the
Minister of the Interior, Ottawa, the
Commissioner of Immigration, Winni
peg, or the' local agent, receive authority
for some one to make entry for him.
The homesteader is required to perform
the conditions connected therewith under
one of the following plans :
(1) At least six month's residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
for three years.
(2) If the father (or mother, if the father is deceased) of the homesteader resides upon a farm in the vicinity of the
land entered for the requirements as to
residence may be satisfied by such person
residing with the father or mother.
(3I If the settler has h's permanent
residence upon farming land owned by
him in the vicinity of his homestead, the
requirements as to residence may be satisfied bv residence upon the said land.
Six months' notice in writing should
be given to the Commissioner'of Dominion Lands at Ottawa of intention to apply
for patent. W. W. CORY.
Deputy of the Minister of Interior.
N.B.: Newspapers inserting this advertisement without authority will not be
paid therefor.
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X k SOtUMRT (wood,
November 25, 1905
Has now in stock and is constantly receiving large shipments of
General Merchandise
and is prepared to supply all
kinds oi goods at lowest prices
Man orders Prompt Filled
STORES AT
PENTICTON and HEDLEY
VallanceS
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Limited.!
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Sherwin-Williams'
Paints
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Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
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DRIARD HOTEL
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BEST IN THE WORLD
 The Electric Process
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-1 BATH.   •
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
T^ Canadian Bank of Commerce
PRINCETON, B.C.
CAP^V;$8'700'00° REST«$3,5oo,ooo
1 otal Resources (Nov. m 1904) $91,000,000
Savings BankIflterest al,owed on dep°sits <* $ ™&
** upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
BanklM bV  Mail PcP°sitrs ™y be ™& and withdrawn
1115  vj   lfl"ur by mail. Special attention given to this
M   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.
TQ CIGAFL.
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NOVBMBER  25,   I905
T II11I S I MIL KAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
The Xruas number of the Delineator
has been received at this office. It it the
best household magazine that is laid on
our editorial desk. It contains not only
the latest fashions for women atid children but also many useful hints for the
cook and the housekeeper. Interesting
continued stories, suitable for both old
and 3-ouug, fill many pages. x Several
pages of the Xmas number are given to
colored illustrations of Psalm XXIII
which are fine examples of the art of
printing. Published by the Bulterick
Publishing Co., New York.
J. D. Kearns, immigration agent for
the S.O. Land Co., Penticton, is a prominent—mem ber-of—the~Veriio 11 mot:k"paTr
liament in which his rare debative lability
is given scope.
A horse attached to a buggy, owned by
D. Macphail of Granite creek, while being
served with forage at F. Frembd's took
fright at some nice timothy hay which
was given it and tore around the corral
splintering everything in sight. The perversity of some animals is past cdmpre
hension, the lurking cussedness of the
cayuse being particularly so.
Snowden Bros, have erected a stable
16x26 on their Harold street property
in which they wiiljhouse their finej$unch
of horses while the grass is not so green.
Gus Savage hit the trail via Hope pass
last Saturday, intending to go to Lacon-
ner, Wash., where he will spend the
whiter.
Barr Hall left on Thursday's s'age for
the old countTy where he will spend
Christmas with relatives.
C. O. French and G. Murdoch have recently finished a large tank for the B. C.
Copper Co
WINKLER
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ESTATE and
MINES
Bought &Sold
MMMMMMMMMMMMMM^MMMMMMMMMMM-
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
Correspondence
Solicited.
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COLL., SC.  DM -
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
Map of Surveyed Claims on Copper
^r-and-Kennedy-Mts.; Prio&,-4>2i-
PRLgfCETON.     B. C.
WANTED.
3,000   shares  Diamond   Vale   Coal   Stock.
Write stating lowest price.
J. G. CHALMERS,
Hub Clothing Store, Vancouver, B.C.
A. MURCHIE':u£2*
PHOTOGRAPHER w>MriH»,St
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camps.
Address   -'"'' PRINCETON, B.C
C§ Wanted to Purchase
FARM IN SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY, bottom
lands preferred . Owders only reply. Give full
particulars of location. Price for cash and price
for part cash with terms, improved or unimproved.       Address
T. CRAVEN,
378 Arnold Ave., E'ort Rouge
Winnipeg, Man.
Court of Revision and Appeal.
"Asses'sment-Act I903."  -
NOTICE 4s hereby given .that sittings of the
Court of Revision and Appeal_under the "Assessment Act, 1903J' for the KaruloopSj Nicoia and
Princeton Assessment districts,  will' be held at
the £>£p" 3ssfe4 %
Court House,   Kamloops,   Monday,   Dec.   18th
1905, at 11 a.m. 0>i<~*
Court   House,   Nicola,.  Wednesday, Dec. 27th,
1905, at 11 a.m.   . "?.-i^-J'"""
Com t   House, Princeton, Saturday,  Dec. 30th,
1905, at 11 a.m.
Dated at Kamloops, Nov. 15th, A.D., 1905.
"NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner-of-Lands ano/p-Wortes
for a license to prospect for coal on;the following
described lands situated about one-half mile from
Princeton on the south side of Tuiameen river,
commencing at the Princeton towjisite line,
And running west 80 chains, south 40 chains,
east 80 chains, north 40 chains'containing 320
acres, more or less.
I C. SUMMERS.
Oct. I9tlt,ii905.
Assay Office.
ASSAY OFFICE at Sunset mine is now open
for custom work.   Prices on application.
Corbould & Grant
Barristers, Solicitors, &c.
New We st minster, B.C.
I pi JEi GOUBOUED, K.C.
J. R. GRANT.
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JOHN LOVE j!
iggist ait Statioiier
231 HEDLEY, B.C.
Drugs, Medicines,
|*|'-Books,
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
Confectionery™
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C
m
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.
GENERAD-MANAGER. E. S. Clouston.
HEAD OFFICE—MONTREAL.
s
NOTICE.
Buller, Colorado, Edward 7th, No. 6. No. 7, No.
24 No. 26,  No.  27, No. 43 Fr., No. 44 Fr , No.
*;!^4g!jEESj.and No. 46 Fr. mineral claims, situate
in the Similkameen miriing,48Bsion of Yale
ft.   district.   Where located : On the northerly
slope of Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, G. Evert Baker, free miner's certificate No. B80091, intend. 60 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
ofsuch Certificates of Improvements^.   _-•	
Dated this 16th day of November, A.D. 1905.
G. EVERT BAKER.
NOTICE;
Notice-is herety j given that sixty -days from
date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief
Commissioner of Lands and. Works for permission to purchase 160 acres ofjmountain-land
situated in the Similkameen land'division of
Yale district.' j Comme.ggrhg at a post 4° chains
jgasKOf C. C. Clay?s S.W. cornerlthence saatl^d
chains," ffience west 40 chainsTthence north 40
chains, thence east 40 chains to point of commencement. J. D. YOUNG, Locator,
per W. D. Young.
Dated 8th November, 1905.
gs mm ueparaneni SHI HI
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken. |p
Rnnlririfr fw  IVlPll  DeP°sits maybe made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ac
counts receive every attention.
The Nicola Branch Is now Open.
A.W.STRICKLAND, -
Manager.
BANK OF
GAPiTAL—$4,866,666
RESERVE—$2,043,997
HEAD OFFICE IN CANADA   '-''.'-    MONTREAL,
RankinA: liii Mall—Accounts of parties living 1 a
IP'nBflaiaHlu^l     RF«j      liK^iI distance   receive our   special at
tention. Deposits can be made _througlf the mail, and sums added
thereto and withdrawn at any time. Drafts issued payable at all points
in Canada and abroad. Wm
HEDLEY BRANCH L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
Otter Flat Hotel
CHARLES DEBARRO, Prop.
TULAMEEN CITY, B. C.   M
Headquarters for Summit, Rabbitt mountain, Tuiameen river, Boulder, Bear and
Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P. O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief' Commissioner of Lands and Works to
purchase 160 acres of land, described as follows ■ Commencing at a post on; Skaist creek
about 1 mile from the Skagitjand running south
40 chains, east 40 chains, north 40 chains, west
40 chains to point of commencement.
N. J. LINDSAY,
J. G. McDonald, agt.
Dated Oct. 25,1005.
I
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NOVBMBER  25,   I905
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
SMILES.
Lady—Don't you ever dare come to my
door again ! Tramp—Very well, mum.
If you insist I'll erase your name from
my visitin' list.
"You're not as strict with that youngster of yours as you used to be." "Nc,
for economy's sake. Every mouth I used
to have to buy myself a new pair of slip
pers and him a new pair of pants."
He—I told jour father I fairly dote on
you. She—Did he seem angry ? He—
Oh ! he simply told me I'd better find an
anti-dote.
"My dog always posts my letters," said
the second-best story-teller at the club.
"I just hand him the letter aDd say,
'Here, Rover!' and he trots off to the
post at once. Well, yesterday, when I
gave him one he dropped it on the floor.
So I took it up, and thinking there-must
be something wrong, I weighed it, and
found that it was insufficiently stamped."
' That reminds me of a dog I once named
Carlo," remarked the best story-teller.
"Carlo always posted my letters, and one
day when I gave him one to post, like
your Rover, he let it fall on the floor. I
thought that perhaps in was not stamped
but found it was all right. So I gave it
to Carlo again, but again he dropped it
on the floor. Convinced now that there
must be something wrong I looked at
the address, and found that I had addressed the letter to the wrong man."
Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in
the Province of Brit- i
ish Columbia.
Largest Sale in Canada
For  CONNOISSEURS Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
R.P.RITBET&CO.,td.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
A LICENSE to cut timber can be acquired only at public competition. A
rental of $5 per square mile is charged
for all timber berths excepting those situated west of Yale for which the rental is
at the rate of 5 cents per acre per annum.
In additiou 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 1% cents each. Shingle bolts, 25
cents a cord. All other products, 5 per
cent on the sales.
A license is issued so soon as a berth is
granted, but in unsurveyed territory no
timber can be cut on a berth until the
licensee has made a survey thereof.
Permits to cut timber are also granted
at public competition, except in the case
of actual settlers who require the timber
for their own use.
Settlers and others may also obtain 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 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 tor 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 Jand 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 inten
tion 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.
E. Waterman, W H. Switzer,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
THE:
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LIMITED
NICOLA and PRINCETON
Just arrived
one car It
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To arrive shortly
one car
COM Oil
also
one car
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NICOLA and PRINCETON
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
November 25, 1905
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British Columbia*
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EAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Fbfks of the Afifa
kameen and Tuiameen Rivers.    The BUSINESS CENTRE for meioflo^ng Mining Camps:—   Copper Mountain,
Kennedy   Mountain,   Friday,  BouldeF and' Granite Creeks,
?%immit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspert Grove.
lit mm
,., -.:■■<:.•<{
quarters §
For th® Similkameen District
V%.
FINE
CLIMATE. ANa  PUREST  OF* WATER m
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from      il
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L&T,
mammim
PRESE^j: PRICES OF %OTS---From $3.00 to $10 Per |Front Foot. Size of Lots
50x100 Feet and 33x100 Feet. Terms===One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six flonths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum. pp
SKffi^Sv^'^^i^S^t^i lit
Send for 1MK W$ F%ce Ww  to
a* ^ERNEST
f|- Resident  Manager
VERMILION    FORKS-MINING   AND
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ELOPMENT   CO'Y
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^Agents for thejGAlNADIANt>RE CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore OiEWbess.)
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