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Copper is King—Similkameen has Mountains of It.
Be Patient; It Sweetens Life and Overcomes Great Obstacles.
Coal, Ore and .Alluvial Mining1 in the Similkameen will yet afford employment and homes for many thousands of working-men.
The Railway is an assured thing- and development will rapidly follow its construction—Sportsmen's "Elysium—Healthful Climate.
Vol. vi.No. im
$2 a Year, in Advance
||me1terjQuestion is a Live One
and a Proposition is now
,„ 'Ui Before Committee.
Remedy Sought in Railway Legislation—Roard Passes Congratulatory Resolution.
At the board of trade meeting Thursday night there were in' attendance the
following gentlemen : Messrs. Winkler,
Groves, McLeod, Faj-ley, Webb, Murdoch, Dodd, Dr. Schon, Cowan and
A long communication from G, Jjyart
Baker, of Portland, Org., accompanied
by a report of the consulting engineer to
the Ladd Metals Co. on the Blanchard &
Williams double blast furnace, anrinven-
tion for smelting ore with coal, were
read. Mr. Baker asked for information!
regarding fire clay, water power.) stnelter;
"site amFthe" probable sale of seven or ten
thousand dollars worth of stock in Prince-;
ton.       -.;.   ...   ''[. I -,. ,c: "ir..
Mr. Baker's proposal 1?tc"" establish a
smelter here which would use the raw
coal so abundant in this section was considered at length. The* interesting discussion on smelters generally and the
need for one in this vicinity terminated
in the appointment of a committee of
three who are empowered to deal with
the whole question of a smelter for
Princeton arid to furnish Mr. Baker with
such information as he desired. The
committee will report at next meeting ofc
the board.
The, attention of the board was directed
to the possible hindrance to railway construction arising from surveyed lines of
railway being made . for years without
serving any purpose but that of keeping
a competing line from using" the right-of-
way selected. In narrow valleys and
mountain passes it was thus possible to
impede a railway company which reall>
wanted to build. Fictitious charters were
a detriment and should be annulled when
another line was building. It, was point
ed out that legislation was defective and
the governments should be memorialized
regarding it. Action was deferred until
next meeting.
The following resolution was placed on
the minutes: That this board of trade
yiews with pleasure the settlement of all
legislation favorably for the V., V. & E.
charter and now congratulates, itself that
it has learned that contracts have been
let for the construction of .that, railway,
so that freight will be pulled into Princeton  and out of it  by the first of May,
At next meeting of the board the subl
jects of a mining school, burial ground!/
park and daily mail wjll be introduced. 1
Board adjourned. <
Will be Overhauled from End to End
-*•<- and Exchanges Installed.
Superintendent Stevens of the' telephone line writes the Star as follows: "I
notice a, kick has been registered in regard to the. delay in getting exchanges
installed and supplying phones promised.
I had to wait- until the money required
was placed in the estimates.
"The whole line'will be overhauled.
I am rnshing With all despatch the exchange material to be used. As soon as
it arrives work will begin. ;*By waiting
until the exchanges arrive itwill obviate
the necessity of sending out two.crews,
thussaysing hundreds of dollars."
A discovery has been recently made
which will have an important bearing
upon,the coal of Princeton and district
An -English company, after a. series of
scientific experiments, has, it is believed,!
solved the problem of manufacturing
coke from a non-coking coal. Whatever
the natural deficiency is can be supplied
artificially /and the result is said to be
perfectly successful. The 'process is not
unlike ■'briquetting," which by the addition of pitch equal to io per cent, produces a coke fully as good as that made
iu the ordinary way. The Princeton
board of trade should, as a preventative
of its becoming comatose and also in the
public interest, apply some of its energy
in endeavoring to induce coking experiments being made with the coal in this
Bob Donnelly and Con Faircloth have
been prospecting between the Pasayton
and the Roche rivers, about forty miles
southwest of Princeton. They came
in from Slate creek, Wash., intending to
push on to Princeton and make a stake
,on the railway, which they presumed
would be building from the amount of
talk they heard about it. However, they
are not sorry there is no work- for they
will go back and prospect between the
rivers mentioned which is the best looking country they ever struck for mirieral.
They saw pines near the Pasayton which
looked 200 feet high, without a limb for
150 feet more, and as straight as arrows.
There is a lot of timbered country and
not a few of the trees show copper stain
when cut into. This confirms the report
of other prospectors who observed this
phenomenon in that section last year and
exhibited specimens of wood surcharged
with the solution. On Roche river copper sulphides in solution exude from the
'Mesdames Rodgers, Coutts andjoyner
of Hedley were visitors here Friday.
Gus Pouwels and C. Bonniver came
down from Roche river yesterday.
Man Contracts to Find Ledge with It
—Eccentric Movements.
The use of the divining rod in the Similkameen is something new in prospect-
iug for minerals although in some par.ts
of the world it is very ancient not only
in the location of minerals but also of
water. Usually the rod is Of hazel but
the one now being used to locate a ledge
of supposedly very rich mineral on the
porphyry dyke about 7 miles up the Tuiameen is made of metal. The operator
wears the instrument next his skin and
when in the immediate vicinity of rich
ore it sets up an itching sensation which
the bearer is not slow to heed ; its magnetic power also inclines his footsteps
to the hidden mineral treasure. Espe|-
cially alert and responsive to the skiri
teaser is the present manipulator who, it
is understood, will receive a bonus of
$1500 for locating said ledge. Whatever
occult powers it may possess this divining rod ,has at least some mirth producing magic as an incident at Otter Flat,
would seem to indicate. A correspond-1
ent describing it says :
" WhSt, ho there ! The day of our
.prosperity has dawned! Our success is
assured ! ThV man. with the divining
rod is here. l^.«S*de a tfia" with the
machine at OttfS Mat and it came within
an ace of doing^pf^e than was expected
of -it. The mineralization was so strong
that it drew the professor into a deep
hole in the river, in which he came very
near being drowued. The man was
scared and dropped the rod, which sank
to the bottom of the river. The spectators thought it was lost, but to the surprise of everyone the ..thing was seen
wiggling its way up the opposite bank of
the river anQ hustling along toward a
mineral mountain in the distance. It
took a man on horseback to overtakefit^
So strong was the pull toward that mountain that it had to be tied up to a tree,
where it now awaits the hand of the
professor tOjbring it under control.
"Now that the water is pumped out of
the professor and his stomach renovated
with some of Dewar's best he will be
around again in a few days making old
nature open up her treasure chests. It is
needless to say that every part of that
mineral mountain is located, so there
need be no rush until a new strike is
. Mrs. Lawson returned home to Kelowna on Thursday having been the guest
of Mr- and Mrs. Bell for some weeks, during which time her impaired health was
much benefitted by the change of climate. Princeton has a long list of persons who have been improved in health
by its dry and highly ozonized atmosphere.
A raffle netted J. Mcintosh, blind man,
$54.50 on Wednesday night. H. Cowan
won the watch and generously gave it to
Mr. Mcintosh.
Moving Railway Construction
Plant Westward Along
the Line.
Contracts are Let and Grading May
Begin any Time—Officials are
Very Reticent.
A sensational report in one of the coast
papers states that McLean Bros., the
owners of the Coast-Kootenay railway
charter, have seized a pass in Hope mountains and started work on it with the ob
ject of closing out a competing line, is
given1,littTe credence here. Travellers
and prospectors recently returned from
the mountains saw nothing ot the kind.
Midway is astir with the arrival of huge
railway building plants which contractors are moving westward.
Chief Engineer Kennedy was in Prince-
td.n this week in consultation with Engineer Baldwin who has charge of the
mountain survey west of here. Mr. Kennedy left for Midway where his head
office is now. He stated that, contrasts
were let as far as Keremeos.
W. S. Farley has arrived and will join
Engineer Tracy?s staff in the mountains.
At this time of year when so many persons, prospectors, miners, explorers and
railway surveyors are in the hills and thus
are apt to suffer real agony from poison
oak or ivy, the following from Field and
Stream will afford relief to those afflicted:
"The cure consists in a very simple adherence to two things: Preventing the
spreading of the poison and drying it up
quickly. Its spread can only be prevented by washing frequently with hot water;,
its cure by anointing the affected parts
with tincture grindelia, procurable in any
drug store, as soon as the skin has been'
dried. Every camp outfit should contain
a four ounce bottle of grindelia., Its cure
is very rapid and it soon stops the almost
unbearable itching by which ivy poisoning is first noticed. This remedy is a very
old one, but it is not known as well as it
should be."
E. C. Barnard of the U.S. international
boundary survey, arrived in town Wednesday from Loomis. He will be here
for two or three weeks in connection with
his duties. Mrs. Barnard did not accompany him as last year owing to the ex-
cessiy'e heat.
W. J.  Switzer, of   Fernie,   has been o-
transferred  from the bank of Commerce
there to the management of the Princeton branch.     He is. very favorably impressed  with   this   town  and entertains   '
high hope of it and the district.
July 29, 1905
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E. Howse, Manager.
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Payable In Advance.
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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 ands cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
All cheques to be made payable to
The proposition made through
the board of trade to the people of
this section regarding the establishment of a new style of smelter here
ought to receive the attention of
every level-headed person. If the
proposed smelter is considered of
sufficient merit to warrant its trial
negotiations should be entered into
at an early date to ensure its commencement. Every industry added
to Princeton will make firmer its
foundation and thus enable it to
withstand the onslaughts of those
opposing its best interests. With
an abundance of first class coal present it would be unusual if there
were not some large manufacturing
industries here to consume it, but
they will not come without the
good will, of the residents and ownr
ers of the raw material. The great
manufacturing districts of the old
country and the United States are
usually in or adjacent to the coal
and ore regions. W.here, in the
wide world, are there more favorable conditions- in resources, both of
power and material, than at Princeton } Its inhabitants should see,
therefore, that no legitimate proposition seeking a. site in their midst
was even slightingly treated or in
any degree discouraged. Bring on
the smelter !.
The increase of pay to members
of parliament "andsenators recently
voted by the house of commons is
another instance of how utterly
helpless the people are to protect
themselves from raids of this kind
when both parties, Liberal and Conservative, unanimously ^decide to
raise their wages with out'even consulting their employers. Next session these self same commoners and
senators may vote an annuity to
themselves for the remainder of
their natural lives. They have already done so with the ministers,
which is only the beginning ofeh.
more indiscriminate assault, upon
the treasury by giyingji pension to
every member of parliament. There
is as much sense or justice in the
one as in the other..      . % |p     p^
In justification for their recent
increased pay members say^that
the long sessions prevent thein, attending to their   private  business
affairs. True. But there is no necessity for long sessions. Is the
country to be put to all this extra
expense because of the unbridled
and incessant babble of a few oppositionists who prolong debate from
an unquenchable desire to have the
last word. Look at Hansard with
its interminable columns of words,
words, empty words uttered by a
detailed coterie of obstructionists.
It seems- that the only way to shorten the sessions is by the introduction of cloture. It is done in the
imperial house and works like a
charm on those members whose one
overweening quality is verbosity of
the rankest kind.
Both the Dominion and Provincial parliaments have now gone the
limit with their "indemnity" grabs.
Taxpayers will, not submit to any
further raids, notwithstanding the
collusion of all the politicians in
the country to make one at any
future time. There is.no use snivelling, as many papers are now doing,
over what has been done. Let protection be made against any further
raise in legislators' pay, to do which
will require special legislation. The
member for Yale-Cariboo or any
other representative will earn the
everlasting gratitude of/a suffering
people if, through bis/efforts, legislation will be enacted which will
prevent the treasury from being
"touched" again-in the manner described. As both parties are
equally culpable and responsible for
the recent unprecedented increase
and gratuities they should also be
able to agree on a protective or remedial measure and a certain fixed
and immovable sum that could not
be tampered with unless by vote of
the people only. As the law now
stands a house of marauding legislators could vote themselves everything in sight out of the public
purse and all the defenceless taxpayer could do would be to grin and
bear it. M£i '
International and Constitution mineral claims,
situate in the Similkameen mining division
of Yale district.   Where located: On Boulder creek.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Albert Klockmann, free miner's certificate No. B86564   intend   sixty   days from date
Hereof to apply to the mining recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 6th day of July, 1905.
rVTOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
A ^ date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of. Lands afld Works for permission to
purchase 320 acres of mountain pasture land described as follows : Commencing at a post marked southwest corner of Henry 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.
Also, commencing at a post marked southwest
corner of C. J. Major's purchase, thence north
80 chains, east 40 chains, south 80 chains, west
40 chains to point of commencement, in all 320
acres, adjoining Henry T. Thrift's purchase on
the north. C.J.MAJOR.
June 7, 1905. H.T. Thrift, agent.
Also, commencing at a post marked southwest
corner of R. L. Reid's purchase, thence north
40 chains, east 80 chains, south 40 chains, wesl 80
chains to point of commencement,, in all 320
acres, adjoining C.' J. Major's purchase on the
north. R. L. REID.
June 7, 1905. H. T. Thrift, agent.
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 miles from Princeton, described as follows :
Commencing at post S.W. corner of Gordon E
Corbould's purchase and running 40 chains north
40 chains east, 40 chains south, 40 chains west to
point of commencement and adjoining R. L.
Reid's purchase on the north.
June, 23, 1905. C. M. Snowden, agent.
A^lso, commencing at post S.W. corner of Thos.
R. 'Pearson's purchase and-running 40 chains'
north, 40 chains east, 40 chains south, 40 chains
west to point of commencement.'in all 160 acres
and adjoining Gordon E. -Corbould's purchase
on the north.       $|    'THOS. R. PEARSON.
June 27, 1905. C. Mi Snowden, agent.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 240 acre's mountain pasture
land, described as follows : Commencing at S.W
corner of lot 1825 thence south 80 chains, east 20
chains, north 40 chains, east 20 chains, north 40
chains to the &.E. corner of lol 1825, and west 40
chains to point of commencement. Situate in
Osoyoos division at Wolf creek. W. D. YOt/NG}.
-   May 5, 1905. •    '
Outside capital is turning toward
Princeton and its star of hope never
shone brighter in recent years.
.There are limitless resources here
which with systematic development
will make town property one of the
best investments procurable.
The telephone line will be thoroughly overhauled and the number
of instruments increased. Large
bodies move slowly and when they
get ready.'        &S
Sailor Jack mineral claim Situate in the Similkameen mining--division of Yale district.-
.Wfhere located: On Roche river.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
a^ent for J. B. Wood, free miner's certificate No.
B80546, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grant of the above claim.
And further take lotice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 6th day of May, A.D. 1905.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to
purchase 160 acres of land, and more fully described as follows ■ Commencing at a stake
placed at the north-west corner of Lot 254 and
marked Jackson purchase: Thence running
south 40 chains, west 40 chains, north 40 chains,
east 46 chains to place of commencement.
Located this Seventh day of July 1005.
Valley Hill mineral claim.   Situate in the Similkameen mining  division  of  Yale district.
W2:ere located:   Adjoining the townsite of
Allison, on south side of river.
' Take'notice that I, W. C-McDougall, acting as
agent for M. L- McDougall, free miner's certificate  No.  78878, -intend,  sixty days   from   the
date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
certificates of improvements; for the purpose of
obtaining a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 10th day of July, A.D. 1905.
Sivty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Landsand Works for permission, to purchase 640 acres of mountain pasture land, described as follows: Commencing at
Stuart's S E- corner, and running1 80 chains east
to survey post of lot 1402, thence 49 chains south,
40 chains east, 80 chains 'north; 120 chains west,
40 chains south to point of commencement, 640
acres more or less. M. SPENCER,
June6th, 1905.      "  l-; Locator,
Notice is herety given that sixty days from
date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following described
Itpisture land : Commencing at the S.W. corner
of Hardwick's pre emption and running thence
40 chains south to S.E. corner of Dickson'? pre?]!
emption, thence 20 chains east, thence 40 chains
north, thence 20 chains west to point of commencement, containing 80 acres more or less.
ROB'T B. DICKSON, Applicant.
May 20, 1905.   ■  -,
The Alberni by-election went
Conservative. Another instance of
the growing depravity of the islanders,.At a general election Alberni
wotfid-'be Liberal but government
"pull"| pfbveci too seductive last
Saturdayafe-%; -'
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase 160 acres of mountain land situate in Yale
district and Yale division about 1% miles north of
Tuiameen river, 14 miles rorth west of Princeton, described as follows : Commencing at a post
and running 20 chains north. 80 chains east, 20
chains south, 80 chains west to point of commencement. W. J. GUINEV, Locator.
May 5,1905.
Notice is hereby given that sixt} days after
date I intend to apply to the'Hon. theShief commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 80 acres of mountain pasture land described as follows: CommEnc ing at a: point 40
;chains north of the south-east corner of James
D'Arcy's preemption, lot- No. 3527, thence 40
•chains south, 20 chains east, 40 chains, north, 20
chains west to point of commencement, in all
80 acres. JAMES D'ARCY.
May 8, 1905.
Sixty days after date.I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works 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.ftot 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.
An increased payroll will com^
with increased industries.
Sixty, days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase 100 acres of mouutain pasture land situate
in the Yale division of Yale district and described as follows: Commencing at a post marked
iDjT.'Si^corner of Lot 257 and running 50 chains
south to N.W. corner of Asp's pre emption,
thence go chains east, 50 chains northwest to
point of commencement, containing 100 acres
more or less.       W. J. MACGREGOR, Locator.
May 10,1005.
Diamond Dot mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen  mining division of  Yale  district.
Where located: On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, H. H. Thomas, free miner's
certificate  No. B72190, intend  sixty . days from
the  date  hereof,  to apply to  the Mining Recorder  for Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notiee that action, under section 37,- must be comm'enced before the issuance
ofsuch certificate of improvements.   |
Dated this 10th day of May, A.D. 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days aftei
date I intend to apply to the.Chief Commissioner
of Lands and~ Works for permission to purchase
160 acres of mountain land, situate and adjoining J. M. Wright's purchase on the east, and running east 40 chains, north 40 chains, west 40
chains, south 40chains to post. Tuiameen-river
meandering line on the south. About ten miles
west of Princeton.
J. C. S. CHJBNHALL, locator,
C. O.'Frerich, agent.
Located May 18,1905.
centrally located.    Membership   solicited.
F. W. Groves E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
JULY 29,   I905
According to the terms of the Bush
Fires Act a fine of j?200 may be imposed
for carelessness on the part ot anyone
setting out fire and allowing it to run.
J„ B. Wood, an old time prospector of
Princeton, came in last Saturday from
Anaconda after an absence of about two
years. He still holds this district in very
high estimation and came back to take'
in the boom consequent upon railway
Wind caused the collapse of a frame
building nearing completion at Hedley
wherein were two workmen, Messrs. Fraser and O'Brien, both of whom received
severe injuries.
C. W. Hallamore, manager of the bank
of Commerce at Kamloops, and who
opened the branch here, left last Sunday
for his home at that place.
Mrs. Hood of Penticton was a visitor
to Princeton this week.
Joe Fitzharris was in town from Otter
Flat on Thursday and reports a new
strike having been made on Bear creek
which caused quite a stampede of prospectors. Joe is developing his mineral
properties with an almost unlimited resource of muscle and hard work. *His
faith and works must result in a certain
and bountiful reward.
G. R. Philp has a short and to-the-
point communication in the Toronto
Globe re railway in Nicola. The Star's
columns are always open for such communications on any topic.
The heaviest thunder and rain storm in
the annals of Princeton occurred on
Wednesday afternoon. The lightning
struck a tree on the townsite and a pelting rain fell for an hour leaving-large
"pools before a very thirsty earth could lap
it up. The long hot and dry spell made
the rain most acceptable and refreshing,
especially to farmers and stockmen.
E. Waterman and F. B. Hall  went to
Hope last Saturday over the mountains
to meet a brother-in-law of Mr. Water
man's and are expected to return today.
The "Legion of Frontiersmen" is the
name of a semi-military organization
which is intended to ramify the whole
British empire; whose motive and desire
is to aid in the defence of it should occasion ever demand its service. Those who
are competent guides, scouts, shots and
pioneers and are able to make a loaf cf
bread or flip a bannock would be acceptable. For further particulars address
Roger Pocock, 6 Adam St., London, Eng.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,235,000. Reserve fund
and surplus profits, #2,235,000. Interest allowed on Savings bank deposits of
one dollar and upwards from date of deposit to date of withdrawal. 'A. H.
SEEY, Agent, Kamloops, B.C.
Barrister and Solicitor
Offices .-Penticton
and Princeton.
Bought &Sold
4. ^^^T\
M lit Si . i  z®
m v  ■
FEED S Hplfp
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*
All Grocers Sell It.
Hudson's Bay Company
Sole Agents for British Columbia.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
• Sole Agents*
Bank of Montreal
Capital all paid up, $14,000,000.       Best, $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.
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■^Canadian »»c«iierce
IT ;|;   ;     ;    PRINCETON
CAPITAL-^$8,7oo,ooo REST—$3,500,000
Total Resources (Nov. 30, 1904) $01,000,000
JJjf \fintl9 ffrfr/fAr Interest aHowed 0fl deposits of $1 and
Z\l **" upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
Rflnlnno* hv  IW^il Deposits may be made and withdrawn
DdMMg °7 M1Uymail. Special attention given to this
class of business.    Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.
A General Banking Business transacted.
W. H. SWITZER,       1      -        Acting Manager.
Savings Bank Department aDner^lv.ed t?J«
credited twice a year.   Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
RjlflUnO* hv  Mail  DeP°sits may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ac—
uaiiiviil^   vjr   iTAci.il counts receive every attention.
Tha Mleola Branch la now Open.
G. A. HENDERSON - -        Acting Manager.
CAPITAL~$4,866,666 jf.
suing by Nail—
tention.      Deposits can  be made
thereto and withdrawn at any time,
in Canada and abroad.
Accounts   of  parties living   at   a<
distance  receive our  special at-
through the mail, and sums added
Drafts issued payable at all points;
L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
M.A., B.C.I,.
VERNON,    .Ga
P.O. box 44a
Otter Flat Hotel
Headquarters for Summit, Rabbitt mountain, Tuiameen river, Boulder, Bear and'
Kelly creek camps.
Good  Fishing   and   Boating:
P. O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
July 29, 1905
July 29, 1905
'%$*A .'A
Vallance &|
Leggat, f -|
j Limited.
Paints ;
w MURALO'S 1st quality I
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
the YiMiwer Breweries, ill
Cascade Beer    <£? Alexandra Stout
Queen Beer       £ Alexandra Ale
JlFor sale throus hout British Columbia in all the first?
I class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
i U| tVApCQltiVEP, B. q.
Largest Sale in Canada
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.
NOTICE is hereby given that, 60 days after
date, I intend to. apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase
160 acres of pasture land, situate in the Kamloops
division of Yale district and described as follows:
Commencing at the S E. corner of lot 1155. thence
east 80 chains, north 20. chains west 80 chains,
south 20 chains to point of commencement.
June 2. 1905. WESLEY C. GIBSON. ■
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The Electric Process
%M  Subscribe' for the ]' ^" | J|.
£pti4 I^P:^^^.%^®thoroughly renovated;! arid refitted.
tCl^^^^^^^^J^^st Class.; § ' .: MQJJLv i *
"^^^^^^^^p^^'ed to plelse the pubfe- *§?
f§| Table supplied with best the market^nbrds...,
f|& Eiiae W^4J!j[qiii5#s and Cigarsr
IS    Wb&Sb
Head^uMt^f^foT-feirrceton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
ItlllKw- Sti||tlknes. ..,£■; ,;"', ' .
Ah angler tells how, when in quest of
fish, he asked a small, barelegged boy if
there were any fish in a certain river.
'"There is, yer honor," "What sort of
fish ?" "There do be trouts and eels, yer
hanner." "Any thermometers?" "Thein
does be there, too, yer hanner ; but they
comes up lather in the season."
"They are in great luck up at Tolliver's
house.    They have got the dearest lit
tie "     "No !"      "Dearest,   cunning-
est " "Well, well!" "Cutest little " "Good for Tolhver!" "Sweetest little electric runabout you ever laid
eyes on!"    "Oh!"
Maud—Were you not embarrassed when
young Dr. Jones asked, for your hand ?
Ethel—Dear me, yes. I hardly knew
whether  he   wanted   to  take  me or my
Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing1
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in
the Province of British Columbia.
Bookseller—Here's a book of fairy tales
that might interest you. Fair Customer
—No; I'm tired of fairy tales. I've been
married for seven years.
"Why don't you go to work ?" said a
charitable woman to a tramp, before
whom she had placed a nicely cooked
meal. "I would," replied the vagrant,"if
I had the tools." "What sort of tools do
you want?" asked the hostess. "A knife
and fork," said the tramp.
"What's your friend the toad doing
now?" asked the turtle. "He's in the
hop business," answered the funny frog.
Bjorkyns—Bad cold you have, Bjenk-
yns. How did you contract it ? Bjenk
yns—I didn't contract it. It was only a
little one, and I expanded it.
Flatbroke—I'm sorry I can't pay tha!
bill now—you'll have to wait a while.
And I'd like a suit right away, too.
Tailor—You'll get it. I'm going to start
one to morrow.
Mr. Slowman—Is your sister at home.
Willie ? Willie—I heard her tell ma she
expected a proposal to-night, an' if
you're not the fellow I guess she ain't at
Mother—Willie you must stop askirg
your father questions. Don't you ste
they annoy him? Willie—No'm; it
ain't my questions that annoy him. It's
the answers he can't give that make him
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON,     -   -     B. C.
jgist aM Stationer
Sons & Qo,
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C-
Advertise in'the'Star.
A\fR5. /^OMtREAJ,
A LICENSE to cut timber can be acquired only   at  public competition.   A
rental  of $5  per  square mile is charged
for albtimber 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 14 to i}4 cents per lineal foot
Tor building logs ; from I2}4 to 25 cents
per cord for wood; 1 cent for fence posts;
3 cents for railway ties; and 50 cents per
cord on shingle bolts.
Leases • for grazing purposes are issued
for a term of twenty one years at a rental
of two cents an acre per annum.
Coal lands may be purchased at $10 per
acre for soft coal and $20 for anthracite.
Not more than 320 acres may be acquired
by one individual or company.
Royalty at the rate of 10 cents per ton
of 2,000 pounds is collected, on the gross
Entries for land for agricultural 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.
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 j
for by such person as a homestead, thel
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 inten
tion to do so.
Deputy of the Minister, of the Interior
Ottawa, Feb. 4,1905.
B centrally  located.     Mem
.. .^TltADE—Rooms
,         Membership   solicited.
F. W. Groves E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
«,:* %-
i Mm
The McCormick has been awarded the palm of excellence by reason of
its superb and splendid work in the grain and grass fields of the world.
Write to-day for beautifully illustrated book, printed in colors, entitled
"It Takes the Palm," which will be supplied free to any one interested
in harvesting machines. You are cordially invited to call and see
the machine.
For Sale by the A. E. HOWSE CO., Ld.
Of excellence which characterize th
are symetrfcal 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, 1 which will be supplied free upon request.
owse Co.
Jui/sr 29, 1905
^^a c?yai>'i}"j<j<j<j
Fife Town of
British Coiiimhm*
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EAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tuiameen Rivers.   The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:—    Copper Mountain ,
Kennedy   Mountain,   Friday,  Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
Fmr the Simitkamoon Dist Hot
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Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from
PRESENT   PRICES   OF   LOTS===From $3.00  to  $10  Per  Front   Foot.   Size of   Lots
vggo x 100 Feet and S3 x IO° Feet.     Terms===One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six flonths
-with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum.
Send for Map and Price List  to
:|| I ERNEST I WATERMAN, .* .* |
rM. ]''".JSML.' "'Resident Manager .   : -if-  :8l%j|l '
Agents for the CANADIAN ORE CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)
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