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Roads, Trails Rivers and Projected Railways Converge at Princeton.
Great men use their brains; fools wag their tongues and knock.
Coal and Water are the Greatest Generators of Force known, of these Princeton has an Abundant Store ready for the Cheap Production and
Manufacture of Raw Materials—No better location for Metal and Pulp Factories—The Development of great Hydro-Electric Power is Certain.
Vol. vi.   No. 21.
$2 a Year, in Advance
Newslets Swept Up from the Highways of Town and District.
J. Ansickle, barber, is located at Ash
School opens on Mondav the 21st inst.
with Miss Schon as the teacher.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., has recently surveyed W. H. Hagerman's ranch.
J. O. Coulthard and family were at the
Jackson this week from Roanie Camp.
G. E. Winkler left on Thursday's stage
for Penticton and will return about the
10th September.
Bob Cramer and J. Crowley came down
from the Cousin Jack mine which has
been closed for this season.
W. C. McPougall and wife have removed from Olalla to the United Empire
mine, upon which active mining operations will soon begin.
O. Marstrand, of the firm of Doering
& Marstrand, the largest brewers in B.C.,
was in town last Saturday taking orders
for their celebrated Queen Peer.
George  Freeman   and   Frank Turner
have been laid off work on the Gladstone
for this season  after doing considerable
. development mining on this fine property.
Hilton Keith and J. Bloomfield came
in on last Saturday's stage from Vancouver. Mr. Keith is resident manager of
the Allison townsite.and both he and Mr.
Bloomfield are located there.
. C. IB,; Shaw, P.L.S., was in town Wednesday from Voigt's camp, Copper moun-;
tain. He has almost fully recovered from
the fracture of his leg some three months
ago and is otherwise in good form.
Bert Bryant has relinquished his lease
of the Princeton hotel and left yesterday
for the coast. He expects to go to Alaska
where railroad construction will require
his services for the remainder of the yeari
When he returns with his partner he will
make Princeton,  B.C., his headquarters
and permanent abode—and the bells will
ring, sure !
Among the many attractions which
lend a charm to the grandeur of the
scenery of tbe Similkameen not the least
of these is the abundance and variety of
wild flowers. Of all the flowers found
here or in any other locality perhaps none
is so beautiful as the wild orchid. It is a
bashful little flower in its habits of life
and is found in secluded spots on the
mountain sides, very often beside a decayed log or stump. It may truly be said
of it:
"Full many a flower is born to blush unseen and
waste its sweetness on the desert air."
This variety of the orchid is plentiful in
the district between Baker creek and
Camp McKinney and possibly in other
portions of that section. It may be interesting to some to know that there is
no flower which more amply rewards labor spent in cultivation than the orchid.
Fourteen Indians Swept  Into
the Thompson by Death-
Dealing Landslide.
Yawning Valley of Death Swallowed
Victims and Slide Dammed
River Back.
Although full details of the appalling
landslide at Spence's Bridge on the first
of the week are not at hand yet enough
is known to give one some idea of the
awful fate which befell the poor Indians
as they were helplessly engulfed in the
merciless waters of the Thompson river
by the moving earth. Opposite Spence's
Bridge the Indian reserve is located, upon
which and a little westward of the town
wss situated, the ill-starred rancherie.
All that is left now to mark its former
existence is an enormous hole of acres in
extent scooped from the rising bench
The Indians had tilled the ground and
erected comfortable houses and a pretty
little church all of which could be seen
from a passing—train on the opposite
side of the river. Now all is desolate-ami
fourteen of their number are dead and
seventeen seriously injured. The church
now lies across the river near the railroad
track carried thither on the pent up wafers as they rose many feet high and fragments of the wrecked houses are scattered all around.
The slid ground was known to be
treacherous, a portion of which having
slipped into the river a few years ago.
The enormous mass of earth so effectually
dammed'the river that it was possible to
walk dry-shod on the river bed until the
piling wall of water overleapt the embankment, following its natural course
as of yore. The impact of the slide
splashed the water over a passenger train
on the C.P.R. that happened to be passing at the time, thus affording onlookers
a spectacle which cannot be forgotten. .
At present no solution of the immediate cause of the landslide, can be found
but it is quite probable a seismic shock
precipitated the disaster which, owing to
the nature of. the soil and its position,
must ever have been dangetous ground.
It will be the duty of the government to
make thorough . investigation of the catastrophe and by its warning prevent fur-,
ther loss of life in similar dangerous
localities along rivers, lakes or canyons.;
W. W. Ambrum and C. K. Morton arrived this week to take positions on a
V.V. & E. survey party which is working toward Hope summit from Otter lake.
On the west slope of the mountains Mir.
Tracy is locating as fast as preliminary
line is run.
Dearth of Railway Laborers is
Delaying Construction of
Nicola Road.
Diversion of Trade from B.C. by Great
Northern is Newspaper Bogie-
Railway Items.
Lahore:s are very scarce for railway
construction from Spence's Bridge. Fifteen hundred men are wanted and none
to be had. When harvesting and fishing
are over more men will be available.
An injunction has been served by the
C.P.R. on the Great Northern for crossing its line near Sidley mountain. This
is said to be the beginning of a series of
obstructions to the V.V. & E., but the
Railway Commission sitting at New Westminster on 17th prox. will settle them.
Horses are being shipped from the"
coast to Midway to work on the Vernon-
Midway railway.
L. W. Hill, vice-president of the Great
Northern, was asked by a coast reporter :j
"How about the dreadful charge that the
Great Northern designs to bleed this province and divert trade from it ?" Mr. Hill
laughed heartily. ''What rot," he ex-j
claimed. "We don't do business that
way. The construction of the V., V. &
E. direct to the coast is a business proposition, and the Great Northern is a business corporation. We will come'to your
coast cities because we want Canadian
trade. We could not do business in eastern Canada by diverting that trade to
Seattle or any other American port. We
have a survey party working in the Hope
mountains and another one working easterly from Vancouver." [That does not
look as if President Hill were going to
run lines into the Similkameen as stated
by the Vancouver News-Advertiser "like
fingers on a man's hand," for the purpose
of diverting trade to U.S. cities.—Ed.]
A. Gallinger and T. A. Rogers left for
the Lewis & Clark fair at Portland going
via Spence's Bridge on last Sunday's
stage. They expect to have a good time
and after seeing the "elephant" will return to. their respective abodes in Osh-
kosh, Wis., and Mountain View, Cal.
They look forward to their return here
next spring when they will prosecute development of the Cousin Jack with renewed energy. While at Portland they
will have assays made of their Boulder
creek properties, on the results of which
their conservative expectations are fixed
and which will determine future ou|Iaw|
The Cousin Jack is one of the best developed mines in the country ; its proximity to the railway line, a mile, adding
very appreciably to its worth and convenience.
Wanted to move p.o.
Penticton Old Townsiters Resent Coercion and get New Postmaster.
Editor Star—Sir : Kindly insert the
following in your next issue: An article
appeared in the Hedley Gazette of tbe
10th inst. headed "Axe Still Falling,"
and from the prominent space it occupies and the glaring headlines one would
at first sight have visions of the assassination of the czar of Russia or a Conservative victory in the east. Instead of
that it is a scurrilous attack on our mem*
ber, Duncan Ross, and Liberals generally,
because the government—for just cause—
saw fit to dismiss Mr. Wade, our local
It would seem by the prominence given
that article in the Gazette that some one
closely connected with that paper is extremely sore. Perhaps it emanated from
the office of the Southern Okanagon Land
Company. .
When the S.O. Land Co. bought out
the Ellis estate here, the people who survived the Ellis regime still retained a
spark of good Canadian independence,
even though some of them at times were
almost humbled onto their knees before
the gatekeeper for permission to get the
key that they might save a detour around
fences of some four miles to get,home.
Contrary to the statement in the Gazette Mr. Wade owned a good business
site on the old townsite, but, against his
better judgment, he was persuaded by
the S.O. Land 'Co. to build on thenew
townsite, which would be greatly benefitted by the presence of the post office,
and the S.O. Land Co. sold lots on the
representation that the P.O. was to be
removed to there. Well, it was, but not
for long !
Naturally, the Land Co. are sore at not
being able to run a "ranacaboo" on the
old townsiters who had sufficient spirit
to resent the attempted injury to their
property on which they had paid 'taxes
for years.
The Gazette mentions a petition of ir5
asking that Mr. Wade be allowed to retain the P.O. at his new stand. This petition was largely signed by transients,
commercial travellers and men working
for the S.O. Land Co., who are here today and somewhere else tomorrow. A
counter petition could have got quite as
many signatures through this part of the
Instead of all the old townsite people
moving across onto the new townsite, as a
matter of fact the old townsite has
shown considerable growth by the addition, since spring, of a large general store,
a drug store, a farm and implement warehouse, two real estate offices and a bank,
and yet bids fair to retain its position as
the main business portion of the town.
Instead of being condemned Mr. Ross
should be praised for his refusal to allow
[Continued on page 3.}
August 19, 1905
August 19, 1905
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
^^j..' —BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager.
One Year,
Payable in Advance.
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices io and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
All cheques to. be/made payable to
*'~''Atrjfffe risk of repetition the Stak
would point "out to capitalists and
investors generally that the Princeton district affords today the most
varied field for mining enterprise
of any locality in the world.. In
gold mining there are dredging,
hydraulic, bar and bench diggings,
as well as ore propositions which,
if in; the..western states, no doubt
would have been . productive of
wealth long ago. Eastern Canadian capital is rather slow to apprehend the mineral possibilities' of
the Similkameen where, at a conservative estimate, some $3,000,000
of American capital is invested in
gold'production in the Nickel Plate
.mine alone at Hedley. There are
believed to be just as good money-
making opportunities as the Nickel;
Plate but the lack of British and
Canadian capital to' develop these
mineral resource^' and tbe turning
of American inv.e.sjfcors to the gold-
fields of.Nevada leaves the Similkameen rather destitute, for a time,,
of the necessary means for the*pro-
motion of the mining industry.
The one  essential, therefore, fer
the progress of this district is capital.    To induce  it to flow this way!
ought  to   be  the  aim of everyone
loyal, to  this section.    It cannot be
done by fiction or misrepresentation;
only by honest and legitimate, methods, by hard  work in development
ofsufficient  extent'to  expose the
ore, the coal,  the gold or in  whatever else it is desired to enlist capital.    There, are  high grade copper
properties and also free moling gold
propositions' which   could  well be
made more inviting to the prospective buyer by  renewing its face and
thus make a clean exposure at least.
Every  man- having  an assessment
to  perform should  do  all the law
requires.     It will   prove   his own
property all the^better and wijge out
the  stain ofi its being a mere„.w|^
cat if left;unearedfor^^Ay;y^^,ii j
The placers- of this vicinity have
only been skimmed■ over^fi the'old
primitive way ,byj.:_focker oy||ra"}6e;:
box.    The . Chinaman ^d.in4]fH.
have done : most- of,-the placer .rriin-
iiig and their prospecting ingenuity;
is not basedrona high order of intelligence, but  white placer miners
who were at the Granite creek gold
rush in the early days and later
mined on the Similkameen and
Tuiameen rivers are positive that
there are rich deposits along the
river bottoms which only a dredge
can extract. Much of these bottom lands are cultivated now but
they would be available for dredging purposes under the usual regulations. The great success made of
dredging in New Zealand and California-could easily be repeated here
if capital could be found -to seize
the opportunity. The provincial
government should = be- prevailed-
upon to make known the dredging
possibilities of this section..
It would almost seem superfluous to refer to the coal in :and about
Princeton for the reason that it is a
mineral so common and so well
known that little can be added to
what has already been published in
various mining 'reports and public
But it may not :-be.generally known
that Princeton coal is rich in gas,
and therefore valuable "as- a commercial commodity ^rpng'lwittf,,i^:othe¥
useful qualities. The .very- general
use to which gas is being applied
as a cheap motor power "in'manufacturing centres must accelerate
the demand for coal possessing the
requisite qualities. Tbe readiness
with which coal can be produced
here will act as a strong inducement to establish factories in and
about Princeton'.' As a domestic
fuel it has no superior among soft
coals-and ;its steaming qualities are
pronounced of the very best kind.
Two Brothers Victoria and Orlando Marguewtg
mineral claims.   Situate in the Similkameeil
mining division of Yale district.   Where located : On Sixteen-Mile creek.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting. as
agent for A. Scrapelli, free miner's certificate
No. BS6157,  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 actionJ*.under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 26th day of Julyf. 1905.''   .-•
liSixty, 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-So chains,- west8oehains, south 80
fcKains to point of commencement.  ■
... ;,;....     A. E. HOWSE.
May 25, 1905. • al:
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 j 232 thence north 40 chains .east 80
chains, south 40 chains west 80 chains io point of
commencement. FRED. A. HOWSE.
:   May. 25,, 1905:'    .       .<*>>>>.	
International and Constitution mineral claims,
situatejnthe Similkameen mjning divjswjj^
of Yale district.   Where located: On Boulder creek. j» fit. .. Bi„Viij . -
Take nbtice^that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Albert Klock'mann, free miner's certificate  No. B86564 ' intend   sixty * days from date
hereof to apply to the mining recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining" croVfl grants of the above claims.
r And further take-notice that action, under sec:
iron 37, must be com'rhenced before the issuance
tif such certificate, of improvements.
Dated this 6th day of July, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of I,ands and Works for permission to
purchase 320 acres of mountain pasture land described as follows : Commencing at a post marked southwest corner of Hem y T. Thrift's purchase, thence north .80 chains, east 40 chains,
south 80 chains, west 40 chains to point of commencement. Situated on Moody's prairie on
Five-Mile creek and adjoining Hugh Finnegan's
preemption on the north.
June 7, 1905. HENRY T. THRIFT.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days aftei
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission, to purchase .
460 acres of mountain land, situate and adjoining J M. Wright's purchase on the feast, and running east 40 chains, north 40 chains, west 40
chains, south 40chains to post. Tuiameen river
meanderingline on the south. About ten miles
'west of Princeton.
J. C.S. CHENHALL, locator,
C. O. French, agent.
Located May 18, 1905.
)Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to
purchase 160 acres of land, and more fully de-l.
scribed as follows Commencing a$ a, stake
placed at the north-west corner of Lot 254 and
marked Jackson purchase: Thence running
south 40 chains, west 40 chains', north 40 chains,
east 40 chains to place of commencement.
Located this Seventh day of July 1005.
.    JOHN H. JACKSON, Locator.
If theczar of Russia* will take a
tip from the Star he will close in'
with the "peace terms proposed by
Japan. Generally the' under dog
in a fight is sorry if he don't quit
when be gets a? show." .  &#■''-
The'^being who is always ready
with his harmless hammer to knock
the character of others or anything
belonging to them soon gets to the
point of hating himself, from which
condition it is "only a step to the
"bug house" or the suicide's grave.
Don't knock. -Boost ! and live
long and respected. 0
Also, commencing at a post marked southwest
corner of C J. Major's purchase, thence north
80 chains, east 40 chains,'south 80chains, west
40 chains to point of commencement, in all 320'
acres, adjoining Henry T. Thrift's purchase oh
the north. '    jjf-SJ.■;'•■*        C. J MAJOR.
June 7, 1905. H. T. Thrift, agent.
Also, commencing at apost marked southwest
corner of R. L- Reid's purchase, thence north:
40 chains, east 80 chains, south 40 chains, west 80
chains to point of commencement, in all 320
acres, adjoining ^-'J. Major's purchase on the
north. R. L. REID.
' 'June 7, 1905. H. T. Thrift, agent.
■ Notice is herety given "that sixty days froni_
date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for-permission to purchase the following described
pasture land :'Commencing at the S.W. corner
of Hard wick's pre emption and running thence
40 chains south to S.E. corner of Dickson's preemption , thence 20 chains east, thence 40. chains
north, thence 20 chains west to point of commencement, containing 80 acres more Or less. -
ROB'T B. DICKSON. Applicant. '
Notice is hereby given that sixtj days after
date I intend to apply to the Hon. the Chief commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 80 acres of mountain pasture land described as follows: Commencing at a point 40
chains north of. the south-east cornerofjam.es
D'Arcy's preemption, lot N<>:'*%527, thence 40
chains south, 20 chains east, 40 chains north, 20
chains west to point of commencement, in all
80 acres. JaMJES-D'ARCY.
Tbe government, has not yet pro
yidexl'Princeton with the constable
bveii which there was. some agita-
tionafew weeks ago.: In the absence of the mining recorder it has
happened that' a howling hyena in
human form under the "influence"
has held the town at bay. Without, a1 constable; Princeton is- any
rlifaSfs? town. Send- a constable and
"M'o^^fjSnri;^d&ency' always per-
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.for permission to purchase 160 acres of mountain
pasture land situate on Five-Mile creek, about
5 rniles from Princeton, described as follows:
Commencing at post S.W. corner of Gordon E
Cprbquld's purchase and running 40 chains north
40 chains east, 40 chains south. 40 chains west to
point of commencement and adjoining R. L.
Reid's purchase on the north.
June, 23, 1905. C. M. Snowden, agent.
Also, commencing at post S.W. corner of Thos.
R. Pearson's purchase and running 40 chains
north, 4'c?ch'aius east, 40 chains south, 40 chains
west to poiutjqf commencement, in all 160 acres
and adjoining Gordon E. Corbould's purchase
on the north. THOS. R. PEARSON.
June 27, 1905. C- M, Snowden, agent.
Sailor Jack mineral claim    Situate in the Simil-
Wlfiatneen   'mining division   of Yale  district.
. Where located: On Roche river.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for J. B. Wood, free miner's certificate No.
B80546,  intend,    sixty    days    from    the    date
hereof,   to  apply  to. the   mining recorder for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose 6{
obtaining crown grant of the above claim.
• And further take r otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such'JElrtificate of Improvements.
Dated this 6th day of May, A.D. 1905. ,
v,ad.e- the streets.
l^tt^Ki|i;. '^d^aMMw^^S^g people when they get to heaven ; there
won't..be anything to kick about
up there.
Valley Hill mineral claim.   Situate in the Sitnil-
■ " kameen mining- division   of  Yale district.:
Where located:   Adjoining the townsite of
Allison, on south side of river.
..Take notice that I; W. C. McDougall, acting as
agentfor M. L. McDougall, free miner's certificate   No.   78878,   intend,  sixty days   from   the
.date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
certifi6ates of improvements; for the purpose of
obtaining a crown grant of the above claim
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 10th day of July, A.D. 1905.
Synopsis of Canadian Northwest-
Homestead Regulations.       -j
Dominidn Lands in Manitoba or the
Northwest?provinces, excepting 8 and 26,
not reserved,-may be hpniesteaded. by any
person who is the sole head ot 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, 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.
(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 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.BV: Newspapers inserting this advertisement without authority will not be
paid therefor. ,
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[Concluded from page 1.]
the post office to be used by a tory clique
or company that might want to pull it
around the country for townsite purposes.
He has not lost but gained ground here
by his action in protecting the interests
of the old town's people.
In conclusion I might state that all the
trouble here might have been avoided
from the start if the S. O. Land Co. had
shown better judgment in the handling
of its affairs. If the new townsite had
been laid out so that its streets would
agree with that of the old townsite, and
less time had been given to building up
Main street at the expense of the rest,
the place might be in a much more flourishing condition than it is today. The
managing directors of the Land Co. have
followed a policy well calculated to stir
up strife, and as a result are suffering the
consequences. Ajax.
Penticton, Aug. 12. 1905.
Alex. Sharp, M. E., has bought the
Comstock in Washington for the P. Burrs
Co. for $25,000.
Drunk and disorderly was the charge
and $10 was the fine with costs imposed
on "Red Paddy" by E. Waterman, J.P.,
last Monday.
After considerable exertion and anxiety Snowden Bros, extinguished the fire
which had run on their ranch endangering property and doing damage. Ex
treme care should be taken during the
present dry spell to prevent fires from
starting on a path of destruction.
Joe McDowell and wife left for Midway on Thursday. He had been teaming
to the Sunset for the B.C. Copper Co.
Tom. Hunter came in from Nicola this
week and reports telephone repairers as
working this way and railway contractors are short of men.
F. P. Cook was down from Granite
creek this week.
Posters are out for Labor Day celebration at Hedley. There is a large bunch
of prize money up and a good time is
Rev. A. J. Eowlie will preach at Hedley tomorrow.
Interesting local news had to be curtailed this week, particularly that relating to court proceedings.
The Grand Trunk Pacific has called for
tenders for 275 miles of construction west
of Portage la Prairie.
Bought &Sold
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
i -Solicited.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,235,000. Reserve fund
and surplus profits, $2,235,000. Interest allowed on Savings bank deposits of
one dollar and upwards from date of de:
posit to date of withdrawal
SKEY, Agent, Kamloops. B.C.
A.   H.
Barrister and Solicitor
trill I
wm^ *c
Thos. Hunter, Prop., at Hotel Jackson.
They assure you of a
Sold in neat leaden packets
of half and one pound each
or in bulk*
They're a choice India
and Ceylon blend.
Oue trial makes a lasting friend.
Sell It
Sole Agents for British Columbia.
of Montrea
Capital all paid up, $14,000,000.       Rest, $10,000.       Balance to Profit and
Loss Account, $373,988.       Total Assets, $135,624,452.
PRESIDENT, Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.C.M.G.
VICE-PRESIDENT. Sir Geo. A. Drummond, K.C.M.G.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
Sole Agents*
|     The Canadian  §
Bank of Commerce  J|
CAPITAL==$8,7oo,ooo REST==$3,5oo,ooo
Total Resources (Nov. 30, 1904) $91,000,000
Savings Bank Department IffjII tlZ
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
RafiL-inn- Vwr  JVlail   Deposits may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ac-
OcllllVlllg   uy   ITldli counts receive every attention.
The Nicola Branch Is now Open.
G. A. HENDERSON - -        Acting Manager.
Savimgs Bas^k MerQt aMow'd 0D deposits °Kf $I and
^3f        —'w   -   « upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing- funds.
ftflfllkinO"  llV  Moj| Deposits may be made and'withdrawn
DdiliUllg  VJ   iTldil by nfail. 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.
iiilisj Dy M\\-
tention.      Deposits can  be  made
thereto and withdrawn at any time,
in Canada and abroad.
^Accounts    of   parties living   at   a
^mstance  receive our  special at-
tbrough  the mail, and sums added
Drafts issued payable at all points
L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
M.A., B.C.I,.
P.O. box44.
Gtter Flat Hotel
Headquarters for Summit, Rabbitt mountain, Tuiameen river, Boulder, Bear and'
Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P. O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
August 19, 1905
MUBALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
Tic vaitMvcr irei cues, ll
Cascade Beer    f£ Alexandra Stout
Queen Beer       $ Alexandra Ale
For sale throug hout British Columbia in all thefirst=
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
Largest Sale in Canada
Druggist and Stationer
||:     HEDLEY, B.C.
Drugs, Medicines,
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
The Electric Process
I 9  Subscribe for 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.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage I/ines.
August 19, 1905
f      Miss Myra Kelly,  the writer of East
Side stories of New York life, relates th s
story of a gentleman's politeness to her :
. "The car was entirely empty, with the ex-
' cept'ion of one man, and his condition
wasixactly the reverse. As I entered he
arose, made me an unsteady but magnificent bow,  and said : " 'Madam, pleashe
, be Kind 'nough to asshept this plashe'!' "
There was nothing else for me to do, so I
thanked him and sat down." Eor twenty
blocks the idiot hung from a strap, with
not a soul in the car but ourselves. I
have been taken for another woman, but
I never before had anyone think I was a
A Harvard sophomore' was reciting a
memorized oration  in one of the classes
in public speaking.   After the first two
sentences his  memory failed, aud a look
t of blank despair came over his face.    He
began  as follows: "Ladies and  gentle-
menj-Washington is dead.    Lincoln  is
.dead"—then,  forgetting,  he hesitated a
, moment and continued—"and—I—I am
beginning to feel sick myself." t
When Thurlow was lord chancellor.of
'England  he was much at outs with the
bishop of London.    The latter was one
;day visited by   a clergyman, who sought
/ appointment to a fat living then vacant.
> He wanted  a. letter of recommendation
to  Lord Thurlow, but the  bishop said
such a letter was likely to do more harm
than  good.     Nevertheless  he   wrote it
When Thurlow read the missive he said :
"Well, as  that  scoundrel,   the bishop of
\London,  has  introduced you, you won't
get the living."    "So the bishop said, my
lord," was the meek  reply.    "Did the
^bishop say so?" roared Thurlow.    "Then
.11 '11 prove him—a liar, for you shall have
the living."   And he  was as good as his
:   Pat's distress on waking was very nati -
'raj,-but amusing.    He  was observed in
the morning to   be looking  unusually
blank and perplexed, and his friend in
quired what ailed him.    "Ah ! but I have
had   a  drame."     "Was it good or bad ?"
"Faith," said Pat, "and it was a little of
both,  and  I'll  be afther tellin' t'ye.    ]
dramed I  was wid  the president.    He is
as great a gintlerr.an  as is in the district
he is,  and  he asked me wud  I have a
dhrink      I   said   to  him,   'Wud a duck
swim ?'   He smiled like, and, taking the
lemons and sugar and  making ready for
a drop o' punch, he asked me wud I have
it hot or cold.    'I'll have it hot,' Ire
plied,  and  wid  that he went down into
the kitchen for the  biling water, but before he got back! woke'inp,.and now it's
distressing me I didn't take it cold."
Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in
the Province of Brit
ish Columbia.
The only Reliable Standard Brand made from the
highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
guarantee that.no bleaching
either bv CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
Accept no Substitute.
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
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 rentaLdues at the
following rates are charged : Sawn ium-
ber. 50 cents per thousand feet B.M. Rai
way  ties,  eight and  nine feet long, ij4
and  i}{  cents each.    Shingle  bolts, 25
cents a cord.    All other products, 5 per
cent on the sales.
A license is issued so soon as a berth is
granted, but in unsurveyed territory 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 \% ^cents per lineal foot
Tor 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 #29 for anthracite.
Not more than 320 acres may be acquired
by one individual or company.
Royalty at the rate of 16 cents per ton
of 2,000 pounds is collected on the gross
Entries for land for agricultural pur
poses may be made personally at the local
land office for the district in which the
land to be taken is situated, or if the
homesteader desires, he may, on application to the minister of the interior at
Ottawa, the commissioner of immigration at Winnipeg, or the local agent for
the district within vvhich the land is situated, receive authority for some one to
make entry for him.
A fee of $10 is charged for for a homestead entry.
A settler who has received an entry for
a homestead is required to perform the
conditions connected therewith under
one of the following plans:
1. At least six months' residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
during the term of three years. It is the
practice of the department to require a
settler to bring 15 acres under cultivation, but if he prefers he may substitute
stock; and 20 head of cattle, to be actually his own property, with buildings for
their occupation, will be accepted instead
of the cultivation. ft$g
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.
Deputv of the Minister of the Interior,
Ottawa, Feb. 4,1905.
The McCormick has been awarded the palm of excellence by reason of
its superb and splendid work in the grain and grass fields of the world.
Write to-day for beautifully illustrated book, printed in colors, entitled j
"It Takes the Palm," which will be supplied free to any one interested
in harvesting machines.      You are cordially invited to call and see
the machine.
Of excellence which characterize the
B. C.
'     centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
F. W. Groves E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
'    LINE   CF   MOWERS     'SS^S?
are symetrical and staunch main frame, simple and
powerful gears, perfect and frictionless bushings, direct
stroke pitman, and long steel wearing plates for the
knife. The McCormick line of mowers embraces the
Vertical Lift, New 4, New Big 4, and Little Vertical.
These machines are illustrated and described in detail
in the McCormick book for 1904, "It Takes the
Palm, I which will be supplied free upon request
Sold by A. I Howse Co.
August 19, 1905,
BEAUTIFULLY" SITUATED at tne Forks of the Simil-
kahieen and Tuiameen Rivers.   The BUSINESS CEN*
•TRE for the fonowir^fMinmg Camps:—jr Gopper;Mouhtain^
Kennedy^ Mountain*   Friday,  BduMer and Granite Creeks,
Summit* Roche **Rfver^ \ Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
fit iSS^
Govemmesmt I Headquarters*.
^ -w ^    l^^ife^   ^ m **- ^ *&< ii    - —- ■ ' -m' ^*M$^, $?& -,*u*' **■'*&?': ''** *<$ •' Itth
for ##te Similkameen District    ,1.^
**V  *TK»««SlB»f^'i^J«»»»«*;
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from
"; ;.mtommoR|smle   tail
PRESENT   PRICES   OF   LOTS===From $3.00  to  $10  Per  Front   Foot.   Size of   Lots
-,.,-,5^}, *'..* 1i''*§KV ■ it'i' lvu[j.'.i' ■•   -A«-  V" - '—'•
50x100 Feet and 33x100 Feet.    Terms--=One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six flonths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum. I
Send for Map and Price List  to
1 .«* ernesi I Waterman, .* 1
Resident  Manager
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Agents for the CANADIAN ORE CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)


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