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Railway at Princeton in Less than 18 Months.
Hope's Bright Rays Illume the Dark Pathways.
Conditions are Ripe for Investment of Capital in the Great Mineral Deposits of the Similkameen; Delay means Higher Price.
Two greatest Power Resources, Coal and "Water, have been Stored here with Unstinted Measure, Ready to do Man's Bidding.
Vol. vi.   No. 22.
$2 a Year, in Advance
Hedley Liberals will do Honor to D.
Ross, M.P. for Yale-Cariboo.
A noteworthy feature of the Labor Day
celebration at Hedley will be the banquet
to Duncan Ross, M.P., on the evening of
the second day's festivities, Tuesday,
Sept. 5th, at the Hotel Similkameen.
Hedley Liberals deem the occasion
most opportune to mark their appreciation of the v eoman service rendered by:
Mr. Ross in freeing this country from intolerable monopoly. Also, it will give^
the member opportunity to expose some
of the more glaring inconsistencies of
those who opposed the V., V. & E. bill
in the house and who now seek umbrage
for their conduct in various ways, backed
by an unscrupulous press. The banquet
promises to be most interesting and enjoyable. Speakers prominent in Liberal
ism will reply to the various patriotic and
political toasts. The banqueters, it need
scarcely be said, will be regaled in the
well known style of this first class hostelry. Mr. Ross may extend his visit to
Princeton and other points before returning to Greenwood.
Mrs. M. D. Nicholls, entomologist, or,
as she is known in common parlance,
"the butterfly woman," was in Princeton
Monday, having come in via the Pasayton river from Washington. This is her
second trip to the Similkameen in search
of the 'beautiful butterfly' and she has
been successful, though a little late. She
is an enthusiast in her line and has upwards of 50,000 specimens gathered by
her own hand in every country under the
sun. She is 66 years of age and thinks
nothing of a mountain climb of 15 miles
in a day. From here she goes to Hope
over the mountains. She is accompanied
by Jas. Simpson, official guide and»moun-
taineer for the C.P.R., who, by the way,
is a printer in good standing and expert
So far this year the banner mining deal
in British Columbia is that whereby the
Granby Consolidated Co. concluded the
purchase of the Gold Drop group of
claims in Phoenix camp for $250,000.
The property has been under bond for
some months and has been exhaustively
tested by diamond drill bore holes. For
some considerable time the British Columbia Copper Co. has been negotiating
for a group of copper claims near Che-
saw, Wash. Manager Keffer has just
closed the deal, the price being close to
$100,000. The group consists of 11 claims.:
The California mines, near New Denver,
have been bonded for 16 months to a syndicate of German capitalists for a large
sum of money. The owners are P. Burns,
W. J. Wilson and F. M. Black. W.
Bremner represented the capitalists.
Engineers and Contractor Arrive in Princeton and make Critical
Examination of Line from Midway—Construction
will be in Forward State in About
Another Month.
Scarcity of Laborers Retards Contracters at Present, but When tbe Harvest
Days are Over the Supply will be Augmented—Midway is
Fast Becoming Center of Activity-
Railway News.
Chief Engineer Hoagland of the Great
Northern, who has recently succeeded J.-
G. Stevens, engineer in charge of the
Panama canal, arrived in Princeton Mon
day afternoon accompanied by L. E.
Shields, principal contractor for the V.
V., & E. and J. H. Kennedy, divisional
engineer on construction.
They drove from Midway on a hurried
inspection of the line which is now ready
for grading and clearing of right-of-way
to Princeton. They confirm the statement made in these columns some weeks
ago that the contract was let to Keremeos
and that construction would be pushed,
giving Princeton transportation in about
a year and a half.
Mr. Shields said there was great difficulty in procuring sufficient laborers for
railway building owing to the large
amount of construction going on in the
northwest, and in Alaska, where Pat
Welch has a twc-million dollar contract.
He did not think construction west of
Midway would be well under way before
the middle of October.
The party  looked over the   townsite
early Tuesday morning, viewing the Vermilion Forks Co's coal mine and inspecting the line on the south side of the Sim
ilkameen river.
Mr. Hoagland left for the Hope mountains via the Tuiameen river accompanied
by A. E. Baldwin. He will inspect the
Coquihalla pass, through which the line
has been located, following the proposed
route to Hope, thence back to St. Paul.
Messrs. Shields and Kennedy returned to
The Coquihalla pass is believed to
afford a grade slightly less than 2 per
cent. The line is being located as fast
as men can do it. The higher altitudes
will be completed before snowfall.
The policy of Great Northern officials
is that of a sealed mouth in regard to the
company's land and mineral interests.
No one knows where the divisional points
are to be, or where junctions will be
made. The only persons who give out
information to the press are the president and his vice and it is often so meagre that the reporter has to retouch it to
make it readable.
So far as the construction of the V.V.
& E. concerns the general  public all the
facts are in their possession—the road
will be built as speedily as possible and
it will practically be all-Canadian with
coast terminals at Port Guichon and Vancouver. This effectually disposes of the
malicious canards originated by the
friends of monopoly and voiced in the
commons by the opponents of railway
competition, led by that arch-enemy of
B.C., George Euseless Foster.
J. Callaghan has completed a preliminary survey of the proposed C.P.R. extension from Grand Forks to Vernon,
and reports having found a 4 500-foot
pass between these two towns, the lowest
heretofore discovered being 4,600 feet
above sea level. The proposed road can
be constructed with a maximum grade of
1 per cent.
The work of constructing the V.,V.
& E supply warehouses at Midway goes
steadily on. The supply department will
be under the supervision of J. A. Mc-
Windy Young is in Midway and will
locate there. He will branch out into the
mining and real estate business.
The Midway Star says that'large consignments of contractor's outfits continue
to arrive. Some sub-contracts have been
let for rock work and also for ties. It
also states that the railway is expected to
be in Hedley within the next twelve
months and that the C.P.R. aims to be
there as soon as the V., V. & E.
The buying of the Bellingham Bay
road by the C.P.R. has caused quite a
commotion among shippers. It is realized that keen competition between the
C.P.R. and the G.N.R. will result in profit to them. And yet there are people
who oppose competition by voice and
President Hill is expected in Spokane
this week and will visit the Boundary
the following week. The board of trade
should invite him to come to Princeton
for a short visit.
Engineer J. H. Kennedy has been cited
to appear before the railway commission
at Ottawa in answer to an injunction
served by the C.P.R. on the V.,V. & E.
The Vernon-Midway railway people
will finance small owners of mineral properties along their line with a view to ac.
quiring tonnage.
Mining and Prospecting Items Gathered in the Weekly Grist.
J. J. Campbell, manager of the Hall
smelter at Nelson, announces that his
company desires to acquire a deposit of
The owners of the Annie L on Copper
mountain are well pleased with the results
of their labor upon it. They are now in
ore which runs from $3 to $5 in gold and
from $5 to $8 in copper. The ore body
has been proven by a series of open cuts
which, so far, have shown it to extend
400 feet. The Annie L is owned by
Smith and Kennedy and adjoins the Lone
Star and Ada B. On the Lone Star fraction Snowden Bros, have met with lime
carrying copper values.
In Voigt's camp, Copper mountain, a
large amount of labor has been done this
season. A gang of men has been kept"
steadily at work all summer and there is
no sign of cessation. Mr. Shaw, P.L.S.,
has been in almost continuous employ
for the past six months surveying mineral claims for E. Voigt, which gives one
an idea of the vast proportions of this
growing camp.
Work on the Sunset, Copper mountain,
is progressing satisfactorily, the grade of
.ore continuing as good as ever since the
porphyry dyke has been pierced. The
staff of men will not be increased at present, but a steam drill islike'y to be added
to quicken the work of development and
prospecting. Superintendent Morrison
has examined other properties in the
Similkameen with a view to purchase for
the B.C. Copper Co. Th? Apex group on
Keremeos creek was bought on his recommendation, on which property six
men are now working, and it is understood that in the vicinity of Princeton
negotiations are in progress for the purchase of mineral claims.
Jack O'Neil and Randy McDonald have
returned from the recent One-Mile strike
after staking a group. They show some
excellent looking ore which is certain to
assay well. The ore is in large body the
cap being iron heavily impregnated with
copper. Developments in this zone are
eagerly awaited.
Hon. Frank' Oliver, Minister of the
Interior, left Vancouver last week for the
Yukon, whither he goes to familiarize
himself with conditions affecting his department. The importance of the Yukon
to the rest of the Dominion may be fully
realized from the fact that $120,000,000
worth of gold has been shipped out of it.
This year's output will bring the figures
up to $130,000,000. About half of the
supplies for the Yukon come from other
parts of the Dominion and the minister
will use his -influence to divert more of
that trade to Canada.
August 26, 1905
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A.  E.  Howse, Manager.
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No longer a political question or
subject to the jealous caprice of
monopoly the building of the railroad into the Similkameen is as certain as anything can be in this somewhat transitory life. In fact it is
building. For, the preliminary
work of exploring and surveying is
as necessary as grading, and the
force of surveyors now in the field
locating the V.,V. & E. is guarantee of the bona fide intentions of
the Great Northern company carrying out the conditions of the
charter. The investing and general public "need have no further
quibbles of mind as to the certainty
of construction. So far as human
foresight and judgment can reasonably see events to come, coupled with
the calculations of the engineer-in-
chief of construction and operation,
steel will be laid to Princeton in
eighteen months from now.
Between now and the arrival of
the first regular train there will be
great developments in every line of
business. Real estate will, no
doubt, be the first to feel the quickening life'imparted by the approach
of the railroad. To those who at
a distance have been watching this
town for the purpose of making investment the decisive hour has arrived for them to take advantage of
present favorable conditions. It
requires no admonitory lecture from
a feeble pen to impress upon the
average investor the wisdom of
being first on the ground. The history of the whole western country
and of this province in.particular
shows that the early and judicious
-investor has never had cause for
.regret. The steady rise and progress of many towns in the Koote-
nays show how certain and inevitable profits must accrue if one will
but keep pace with the times. In
the S i m i 1 k a meetS there are ' bet ter
prospects than ever held out in the,
districts named before the railway
dawned on them for:the reasons
that here there are such variety of
resources that all; are notflikely to
■fail, or even any of them, so that
an air . of permanency is existent
here that was lackingi^ them.
The outside world has been introduced to the Similkameen by the
fame  of   Princeton.    It' was  here
that coal was first discovered and
mined and which now forms one of
the chief attractions for capital.
Here has been demonstrated by successive borings and tests the enormous quantity of a high class fuel
which must find a ready market
when transportation arrives. Whatever yet remains to be proven out
of the crude condition of our mineral wealth, of one thing all are
positive and satisfied and that is
that the coal fields of Princeton are
beyond the pale of question as a
safe investment and sure thing.
The suggestion is made that the
board of trade should be alert in
regard to the construction of- the
railway bridge across the Similkameen river on the surveyed route
through town. A combined railway and vehicular traffic bridge
would be a great convenience and
no doubt if proper representations
were made to the government and
to the' Great Northern officials the
combined bridge could be obtained.
In any event overtures made now
would lose none of their force by
being made well in advance of construction.
A new coke-making process is
at present being tested in Victoria
with the view of ascertaining the
coking qualities of B.C. coals for
smelting purposes. This new method has obtained better sesults in the
treatment of volatile gases than has
yet been obtained by any other process. It would be interesting to
know jjust what the coking possibilities of Princeton coal are by this
new process. By addressing Prof.
T. S. C. Lowe at Victoria, who is
conducting the . experiments, he
might be induced to visit the Similkameen. This, also, is a matter in
which the board of trade might
very properly take action upon and
thus diffuse a knowledge of the
chemical properties of the coal not
hitherto tested by this scientific
An editor in Manitoba who had
been backcapped and maligned by
the knockers recently fell dead
when a subscriber came in and paid
his bill and thanked him for a kind
word said in his paper. Two classes
of people as a whole never say a
kind word of the newspaper and
those are the non-subscribers and
the non-paying ones. The Manitoba man probably had a weak heart
and an empty stomach, in that condition he was unable to withstand
the shock of kindness.
:The.date for the opening of. the
Westminster fair, Sept. 27, is rapidly approaching. If an exhibit of
minerals from this district is intended a move should be made at
once. The board of trade could
give this matter attention.
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.
Two Brothers Victoria and Orlando Marguerite
mineral claims. Situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district. Where located : On Sixteen-Mile creek.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for a. Scrapelli, free miner's certificate
No. B86157, intend sixty days from date hereof,
to apply to the mining recorder for certificates
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
crown grants of the above claims,
.ind further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 26th day of July, 1905.
International and Constitution mineral claims,
situate'in the Similkameen mining division
of Yale district.   Where located: On Boul-
.der 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.
l^OTIOE .is hereby given that, sixty days after
^ date I intend to apply to the Chief Commis-,
sioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 320 acres of mountain pasture laud de-
scril ed as follows : Commencing at a post marked..south west corner of Hen; 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 011
Five-Mile creek and adjoining Hugh Finuegan's
preemption on the north.
June 7, 1905. HENRY T. THRIFT.
^\lso, 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, fn all 320
acres, adjoining He.nry T. Thrifts 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 49 chains, west 80
chains to point of commencement, in all 320
acres, adjoining C. J. Major's purchase ou ihe
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.
Also, 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
ou the north. THOS. R. PEARSON.    '
June 27, 1905. C. M, Snowden, agent.
Sailor Jack mineral claim Situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Vvhere 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 of
obtaining crown grant of the above claim.
And further take 1 otice 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.
Valley Hill mineral claim.   Situate in the Similkameen mining  division   of  Yale  district.
Where located i   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 appty 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.
Corbould & Grant
Barristers, Solicitors, &c.
New Westminster, B.C.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
a^wnfm attaitu -nnr rssa n> *
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 adjoin-
ingj M. Wright's purchase ou theeast, and running east 40 chains, ■ north 40 chains, west 40
chains, south 40chains to post. Tuiameen river
meanderingliue 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
put chase 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 40 chains to place of commencement.
Located this Seventh day of July 1905.
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: CommEucing at a point 40
chains north of the south-east corner of James
D'Arcy's preemption, lot No. 3.527, thence 40
chains south, 20 chains east, 40 chains north, 20
chains west to point of corsmencement, in all
80. acres. J.iMES D'ARCY.
Synopsis of Canadian Northwest
Homestead Regulations.
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 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 maybe 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.B.: Newspapers.ins,erting this advertisement without authority will not be
paid therefor.
August 26, 1905
A. H. B. Macgowan, M.P.P. for Vancouver, was in town this week on a short
visit. Tie is an "Independent Conservative and gave Premier McBride some uneasiness last session by the exercise of a
little independence. He admires Princeton for its beauty and central location in
a great mineral belt.
E. C. Barnard of the U.S. boundary
survey, left this week for Bellingham,
J. K. Grant, barrister, of New Westminster, and J. Kennedy, barrister, of
same place, were in town this week on a
business visit. They have mineral inter
ests at Roche river and Kennedy mountain and are also interested in land in
this section. Mr. Kennedy is a partner
of Premier McBride and Mr. Grant is
associated with G. E. Corbould.
Mrs. Parks returned to Vancouver last
Sunday after a visit of some -weeks with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyall.
Mesdames Jackson, Gibson and Schisler liave gone to the mountains on a
huckleberry-picking trip..
Divine service will be held in the court
house tomorrow at 7:30 p.m., Sunday
school at 2:30 p.m.
W. C. and W. A. McLean have got a
contract for making a large irrigation
ditch near Penticton for the Southern
Okanagan Land Co.
The  Phoenix  Pioneer says that Chas.
C. Tilley,  formerly of Phoenix, but  re
ce'ntly of Spokane, has purchased a large
hotel  at Princeton.    Mr. Tilley  arrived
here this week.
■ W. D. McMillan, of Keremeos, was in
town this week on mining business.
Photographer Murchie has taken a
large number of views of Voigt's camp
and the Wolf creek section, also of pri
vate residences and portraits of citizens
of Princeton. Mr. Murchie's work is
in the best style of the art and gives very
best satisfaction to patrons.
Sam Flack, who was in Princeton a few
w --eks ago looking for a business stand,
has located in Midway and will build at
Bought &Sold
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
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Thos.Hunter, Prop., at Hotel Jackson.
THIRTY days from date I  intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
,for a license to prospect for coal on the following
^described lauds situated in the Similkimeen district :
Commencing at N.W. corner of lot 43 and run-
Trin<r 80 chains east, 80 chains north, 80 chains
west, 80 chains south, in all 040 acres.
Located 9th Aug. igos. S. Spencer, agt.
And, commencing at S.W. corner of Harvey's
cla;m and running north 80 chains, west 80
chains, south 80 chains, east 80 chains, in all
640 .teres. J. S. LOUGHNAN,
Located 9th Aug. 1905.       S. Spencer, agt.
And, commencing at S.R corner of I,cughnan's
claim and mnuing south 80 cnains, west 80
chains, north 80 chains, east 80 chains, in all 640
acres. W. G. BREEZE,
Located 9th Aug. 1905. S. Spencer, agt.
And, commencing at N W. corner of Harvey's
claim and running So chains north, 80 chains
east 80 chains soutn, 80 chains west, in all 640
acres W. H. FULTON,
j Located gth Aug. 1905.        S. Spencer, agt.
Oue [trial makes a lasting friend.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
Sole Agents*
of Conn
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.
Deposits received from $1
and   upwards.     Interest
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
t>„ — t,:^,^. W«r   Mail   Deposits may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ac-
OanKlIlg  Uy 1YJU1I1  counts receive every attention.
The Micola Branch is now Open.
G. A. HENDERSON - -        Acting Manager.
CAPITAL==$8,700,ooo REST==$3,5<>o,ooo
Total Resources (Nov. 30, 1904) $91,000,000
Interest allowed on deposits of $1 and
upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
[#■ jj Deposits may be made and withdrawn
ttll ky mail. Special attention given to this
class of business.    Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.
A General Banking Business transacted.
W. H. SWITZER,       -       - Acting Manager.
PENTICTON BRANCH—A Branch of this Bank is now open at Penticton.B.C.
Accounts of parties living at a
distance receive our special attention. Deposits can be made through the mail, and sums added
thereto and withdrawn at any time. Drafts issued payable at all points
in Canada and abroad.
L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
M.A., B.C.I,.
P.O. box 44.
Otter Flat Hotel
Headquarters for Summit, Rabbitt mountain, Tuiameen river, Boulder, Bear and
Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P. O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
August 26, 1905
Vallance &
MURALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
tuc vine
Cascade Beer    <£ Alexandra Stout
Queen Beer  ff $ Alexandra Ale
For sale throughout British Columbia in all the first-
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
Largest Sale in Canada
Druggist and Stationer
Drugs, Medicines,
Books,    Jf;
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C.
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 Lines.
"Worth ^G
^    ABOUT
The Electric Proces
%jf  Subscribe for the  ^
August 26, 1905
She—You are depressed. I didn't
know youjeared so much for your uncle.
He—I didn't; but I was the means of
keeping him in the insane asylum the
last year of his life, and now that he has
left me all his money I've got to prove
that he was of sound mind
"I just ^ peeped into the parlor as I
passed," said Mr. Phamley, "and I saw
quite a freak of nature." "Why, Ber
tha is in there with her young man."
"Yes, I saw two heads on one pair of
Algy—Do you—aw—think it would be
wrong for me to marry a girl who is my
inferior intellectually? Miss Wise—I
think it wonld be impossible.
•'This article says that a person rescued
from drowning should be turned face
downward and vigorously treated with
hot applications." "That's just the way
Johnny's mother treats him when he has
been swimming."
The caller was angry and even bellg
erent. "I want an explanation andean
apology, sir, he said. "In your paper
this morning you had an account of the
wedding at the Smithby's last night, aud
you sphoe of 'the jay that atsended the
happy   pair   as they went to the altar.'
Now, Sir,   I'm   the "     "Gracious
heaven !" gasped the editor.    "I wrote it
The late duke of Westminster once re
ceived the following letter: "My lord,—
I am about to start a horsebreeding establishment in the Midlands I shall be
very grateful if you will finance me. I
should like to add that this establishment
will be carried on on strictly Church of
England principles." His grace wrote
across the letter : "Sorry I cannot finance
the man, but would be glad to see the
Church of England 'gee-gees' when they
are ready."
Snookeypoole—I thought your garden
was much larger than this. Why, I
shouldn't think it was more than twenty
feet long. Tootingbeck—Ah, but look
how deep it is. Why, you could dig
down hundreds of feet!
Johnny (to his siscer's young man)—
What baseball club did you play with
this season ? Sister's Young Man—I
never played a game of baseball in my
life. Why do you ask ? Johnny—Cause
I heard ma tell sister that you were a
splendid catch.
"There's only one way to be sure of a
good cook !" "How's that?" "Marry
He—But what' does your father see in
me to object to? She—He doesn't see
anything in you, that's why he objects.
The only Reliable Standard Brand made from the
highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
guarantee that no bleaching
either by 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.
PRINCETON,     -   -     B. C.
Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in
the Province of British Columbia.
A LICENSE to cut timber can be acquired only at public competition. A
rental of $5 per square mile is charged
for all timber berths excepting those situated west of Yale for which the rental is
at the rate of 5 cents per acre per annum.
In additiou to the rental dues at the
following rates are charged : Sawn ium-
ber, 50 cents per thousand feet B.M. Railway ties, eight and nine feet long, 1)4
and i^f 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
for building logs ; from 12)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
for by such person as a homestead, the
requirements of the Act as to residence
prior to obtaining patent may be satisfied
by such person residing with the father
or mother.
3. If the settler has his permanent residence upon farming land owned by him
in the vicinity of his homestead, the re
quirements of the Act as to residence
may be satisfied by residence upon the
said land.
Application for a patent should be made
at the end of three years before the local
agent, sub agent or a homestead inspector.
Before making an application for a
patent the settler must give six months'
notice in writing to the commissioner of
"Dominion" lands at Ottawa, of his intention to do so.
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, Feb. 4,1905.
'     centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
F. W. Groves E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
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 caff and see
the machine.
For Sale by the A. E. HOWSE CO., Ld.
Of excellence which characterize the
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," which will be supplied free upon request.
Sold by A. E. Howse Co.
August 26, 1905
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, kameer^Lf|Tulameen Rivers. The BUSINESS'CENTRE for the iollowiraif^Iining Camps:-^. Copper Mountain,
Kennedy Mountain, rFriday? Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River, *tjpper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove. 5
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