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Rivers and Creeks of this  District are Auriferous*
Prosperity is not without many fears and dislikes.
The mineral deposits of the Similkameen are of greater variety and continuity than has ever yet been found in a like area.
A man with a small amount of capital should not let present opportunities pass without becoming a Similkameen coal baron.
Vol. vi.   No. ii.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, JUNE JO, 1905.
$2 a Year, in Advance
TURN FIRST SOD NEXT WEEK.
Construction Begins at Several Points
So says Manager Whyte.
William Whyte, 2nd vice-president of
the C.P.R. was at Vancouver recently
and stated that the main object of his
visit was to make arrangements for the
construction of the Nicola, Kamloops &
Similkameen railway. He confirms the
statement that 45 miles of the road from
Spence's Bridge to Nicola will be built
as soon as possible and that James A.
Macdonell has been placed in charge as
chief of con truction and it will be completed by April next. Meanwhile construction work will commence at once on
the Coast-Kootenay route, probably at
Allison, three miles east of Princeton,
from which place an easy grade has been
found through Aspen Grove to Nicola.
It is also likely that work will be done
this season at several other points en
route, the intention being to establish
connection with Hedley as soon as possi
ble. The total distance from Spence's
Bridge to Hedley is 125 miles. The eastern section will be built subsequently.
The first sod will be turned about the
15th inst. at Spence's Bridge.
Okanagan Falls will Grow.
Dougald Gillespie of Okanagan Falls
arrived in town Friday night with a load
of freight from Penticton. He states
that the crops and pastures are all in the
pink of condition and fruit never looked
better at this time of the season. He has
a large ranch adapted for mixed farming
which mast become increasingly valuable as the demand for agricultural produce in the mining camps of the Similkameen expands. Like other portions of
the country the Falls requires transportation to move its surplus fruit and produce. The great water power at the falls
is sure to be utilized at no distant day for
manufacturing purposes, then, what is
now a restful, pretty village, will hum
with business. The Bassett Bros, and
Mr. Gillespie and son have amalgamated
their large freighting outfits and are pre-
Epjfftgd to haul anything with two ends.
Jos. Walton, brother of Mrs. R. Hewat
and a ranchman of Alberta, is a visitor
here and is much pleased with Princeton.
W. J. Bassett, Great Northern engineer,
has pitched camp on the McDougall
.ranch, Wolf creek, and is running trial
line up it.
Wm. Knight arrived in town Thursday on his way to Highland valley to
work on the Transvaal.
Jos. McDowell and wife of Victoria
arrived in Princeton this week and will
make their home here.
Three brothers, Rudulph, from Yuma,
Ariz., arrived in Princeton last Saturday
on the lookout for land. They like the
country but are a little fearful of the
winter as they have never felt snow.
PROLONG THE AGONY
Railway Committee Again Defer Charter Amendments
Another Week.
Irritating Delays in Legislation and
Construction Cause Stagnation
in Business.
Another provoking postponement of
railway legislation has occurred and again
is feverish anxiety felt throughout the
Similkameen. Owing to the meagre information received no reason is assigned
for the delay. It is not unlikely, however, that the two important bye elections in Oxford and London may have
necessitated the absence of many members of the committee, particularly that
of C. H. Hyman, the chairman, who is
seeking re-election in London as minis
ter of public works—that, and the possible demand for further expert testimony
by summoning chief engineer Kennedy
to Ottawa within the last three days
will probably account for the delay. Until the amendments are finally disposed
of there is no hope of railway construction beginning with energy all along the
line.
Princeton is so isolated from the outside world, having only a twice a-week
mail, that often the misrepresentations
of the hireling press of the great Canadian railway monopoly are more than a
week old before refutation can be made.
The die will have been cast either for or
against the amendments to the V.V. &
E. charter by the railway committee at
Ottawa long before this will be read,
hence a detailed denial of the mischievous statements made by the Nelson Tribune and the Vancouver Province will
not serve the purpose desired. It is
enough to say that both papers are not
on speaking terms with the truth. That
these papers hold a brief for the C.P.R.
is evident from their allusion to Allison
as the objective point of the C.P.R. in the
Similkameen—Allison is a prospective
C.P.R. townsite lacking the essentials for
a town. The whole question of an all-
Canadian route west of Princeton is based
on grade. The Star has it on the authority of an ex-C.P.R. engineer that it
is practicable, on bis own reconnaisance,
to cross the Hope range with less than
a 2 per cent grade. The Nelson Tribune
says it cannot be done with less than 3
per cent. Which is more likely to be
correct, a disinterested engineer or an
editor with itching palms? The articles
of the papers mentioned are so lopsided
and pro-C.P.R. that no schoolboy could
be deceived by them. Then they boast of
their loyalty and desire to build up Canadian trade.    The greatest enemy of his
[Continued on page 3.]
MINES AND MINING
Ever Progressive Granby Co.
will Increase Output of
Its Mines.
Similkameen Mining Properties Bond
ed—Big Mine Merger is now
Nearly Complete.
The Granby Co. will sho-.tlv spend
$100,000 in sinking another shaft on their
mining property in the Boundary. A
crusher with a capacity of 1,500 tons of
ore per day will be installed. With all
these improvements completed the mines
will have a daily output of about 5,000
tons of ore, or in the neighborhood of
150,000 tons monthly. The company will
also add another furnace to the smelter
thus making nine in all. As was recently announced the Granby Co. has
an option on some Copper mountain mineral properties which matures next Sat
urday, after which a bond will issue if
the mining expert's report is favorable.
It will be observed that the Granby Co.
is one of the most progressive companies
in the mining world and their presence
in the Princeton district is an encouraging feature of its future advancement.
It is reported that the United Empire,
owned b> W. C. McDougall, has been
bonded to eastern capitalists for the sum
of $30,000. This property is situated
about two miles north-east of Princeton.
The big mining merger of Rossland
and Trail properties is assured. The
total consideration is $7,800,000. All the
parties concerned have agreed as to terms,
leaving only the ratification of the bargain to be dealt wich at forthcoming
meetings of the shareholders. Messrs.
Waterlow and Blackstock have controlling interests in the LeRoi, Centre Star
and War Eagle and President Shaugh-
nessy, with those gentlemen, is favorable
to a union of the Trail smelter with the
mines named. It is the biggest deal ever
made in the Kootenay.
The Fairy Queen group of claims in
Camp Hedley has been bonded for $125,-
000 to J. W. Collis and others of Victoria.
Over 400,000 tons of ore have already
beea treated by the Boundary smelters
this year.
Theo. and Bert Pearson arrived from
the Slocan this week and will prospect
in this district this summer.
Frank G. Benson, representing the
Hall's Safe Co. of Cincinnati, Ohio, was
in town Wednesday.
Next week a daily stage from Hedley
will be run every day excepting Thursday and Friday.
L. G. MacHafhe has succeeded Mr. Winter as manager of the bank of B.N.A. at
Hedley.
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Personal Mention and Events of Local
and General Interest.
J. Scott, representing the Hamilton
Powder Co., was in town Sunday and
went to Copper mountain.
The dance and supper given by the
ladies of St. Cuthbert's guild in aid of
the building fund of the church of England on Thursday night was well attended and a success in every particular.
Music by Mr. and Mrs. Coulthard and?
Mr. Knight was appreciated by all.'
The following ladies and gentlemen were
in attendance from Hedley : The Misses?
McLean, Miss Schubert and Miss Brown;.
Mr. Love, Mr. Edmond, Mr. MacHafhe
and Mr. Hairsine,
Henry T. Thrift, of the lower Fraser
river farming country, arrived on last
Saturday's stage. He came in search of
land for settlers and will plant a number
of them in this section if he can secure
the ground Mr. Thrift is the energetic
secretary of the Settlers' Association, an
institution which aims to protect the settler in his rights and to acquire legislation in that behalf.
Wesley Gibson goes to Chilliwack soon
to brihg in  live stock, which he and  a/^
brother have purchased to place on their
ranches.    They will drive them over the-
Hope mountain trail.
Dr. Tutil of Nicola Lake was married
Wednesday to Miss Grace Douglas, a
large number of friends and relatives
being present to participate in the popular event. The Star bids the happy couple godspeed on their journey of life.
Miss Roberts, of Vancouver, arrived
on Wednesday's stage on a visit to her
neice, Mrs. Wright.
On the authority of an old resident and
engineer the lower half of Wolf creek,
through which a preliminary railway line
is now being run, is impracticable for
railroading as it is nothing but a succession of box canyons.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawson, of Kelowna, are
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. Bell at their
home, Vermilion avenue. Mr. Lawson
is a leading merchant in Kelowna. He
states that business is good and prosperity is observable all around.
Winkler & Mohr, real estate and mining brokers, have opened an office in the
Silverson block and are now ready for
business. Parties having town or farm
prop erty for sale should call and list.   *
J. Edmond, of the firm of Cawston &
Edmond, butchers, Hedley, was in town
this week rounding up stock and enjoying a touch of real western life.
Walter Cox and Albert Uhler recently
arrived from Colville reservation, Wash.,
and are now prospecting in the Five-
Mile country. They are astonished at
the great showings of minerals in this
section.
Watt vs. Rabbitt, trespass, before Waterman and Groves, J.P's; case enlarged
for one week.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Junk io, 1905
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON, B.C.
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager.
One Year,
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
Payable In Advance.
$3.00
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
advertising.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
ANNUAL MINING REPORT.
The annual report of the Minister of Mines for B.C., ending 31st
December, 1904, has been received.
Somewhat tardy in publication it
has one compensating feature in the
encouraging tone of the report as a
whole. . Former reports have been
of that dryasdust, even pessimistic,
character, that the change to something inviting and hopeful is relished. Ponderous and forbidding
reports are not adapted for general
reading in that there is too much
of uninteresting detail and it is
hoped the department of mines will
soon be in shape to issue at the
end of each year a handbook on
mining operations generally and its
possibilities for world wide distribution. As there is now a Dominion department of mines, by the
collaboration of the various provincial departments a monthly publication on the lines of the Labor
Gazette should be issued.
Another,    and   very   important
matter for the departments of mines
to consider is the   giving of free
assays  to  prospectors  and  others.
Other  countries  do  it  with fixed
and portable equipment and there is
no good  reason   why it should not
be done in  Canada.    In these days
of great demand for, and  diligent
inquiry as  to the location of, the
rarer elements, such as radium, anything  that   will facilitate discovery
is money w«ll spent.    A large central laboratory  would  be required
and there experimentation and free
analyses could be made.    The Similkameen offers a comparatively untouched and vast field for prospecting in uncommon minerals and it is
the  duty   of both   Dominion   and
provincial governments to encourage prospecting   for them in the
manner alluded to.    Would  it be
too much   to ask the  minister of
mines  to make some recommendation in his next report on the subject thus crudely presented.
The 1904 report is well illustrated
and will be valued for reference. It
says : "The year 1904 has been devoid of any sensational features in
the way of new discoveries or remarkable development, but the year
has brought increased output from
the well known mines racier than
the opening up of new producing
properties."     Of the Similkameen
mining camps it says : "At Hedley
City, in the Osoyoos division, the
Nickel Plate mine having completed
its system of tramways and mill,
mined and treated about 10,000
tons of ore, yielding values of from
$12 to $r$ a ton, chiefly in gold.
Other properties in the vicinity are
bejng developed very successfully,
and will undoubtedly ship as soon
as a railway is built into the district. At Summit camp, near the
summit of Hope mountains, in the
western part of the Similkameen
division, development has been carried on on a number of claims,
with results which have attracted
much attention to the camp. This
coming season will probably bring
to two or three of these sufficient
'ore in sight' to justify some means
of transportation being provided."
"The production of platinum has
this year been confined to Granite
creek, in the Similkameen, and this
creek produced only 35 ounces, valued at $12 an ounce, recovered from
the sluice boxes in washing for
placer gold. As far as can be ascertained, platinum has not as yet
been found 'in place' in B.C., although its occurrence is widespread
in the gravel of the placer gold deposits throughout the province."
As a report it is about as naked
as it could well be.    No estimate in
figures of  the   amount  of   placer
:gold recovered in  the Similkameen
mining  division  is  made   and the
statement  that   platinum   has  not
:been found in place is an easy mark
!for contradiction.      McRae   Bros,
and a Mr. Kemp  have found platinum in ore and it is the firm belief
of good prospectors that a big lead
of it exists in the Granite creek and
Tuiameen    river   sections.      Gold
nuggets of the  value of $10 and
quite common, one
.being taken from
No   reference  is
made to the coal output  of Princeton, which is at the rate of 200 tons
per annum.    This merely indicates
the possibilities of coal production
here for, with a railway, the output
could  be   made   200,000   tons   as
readily   as   200   tons  now.      The
total revenue  from mining receipts
is $4,921 for the year.
NOTICE.
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 46
chains, south 40 chains to post. Tuiameen river
meandering line on the south. About ten miles
west of Princeton.
J. C. S. CHENHALL, locator,
C. O. French, agent.
Located May 18, 1905.
thereabout
valued at
the  Tuiameen
are
1120
NOTICE.
Sixty days from date I intend to apply" tothe
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase twenty acres of mountain land situate in the Osoyoos division of Yale
district and described as follows : Commencing
at the northwest corner of Lot No. 1973, thence
north 10 chains, east 20 chains, south 10 chains,
west 20 chains to point of commencement.
May 9,1905. M. K. BROMLEY.
NOTICE.
Sailor Jack mineral claim. Situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located: Ou 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.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase 640 acres of mountain
pasture land, situated in the Fifer Valley, 2 miles
east of J. Burns' One-mile preemption, and running 80 chains north, 80
south and 80 chains west.
Located 24th April, 1905.
Also 640 acres, running
chains east, 80 chains
J. J. TANGEN,
S. Spencer  Ag't
80 chains north
chains west, 80 chains south and 80 chains east.
Located 24th April, 1905.
ANDRIA BJERKNESS,
S. Spencer, Agent.
NOTICE.
. Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase 320 acres of mountain
pasture land situated on One-Mile creek north of
lot 819: Commencing at S.W. corner and running 80 chains east 40 chains north. 80 chains
west, 40 chains south to point of commencement.
JENS TANGEN,
Princeton,Located May 9,1905. S.Spencer, ag't.
NOTICE.
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
pasture land : Commencing at the S.W. corner
of Hardwick'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.
May 20, 1905.
NOTICE.
, Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 240 acres 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 S.E. corner of lol 1825, and west 40
chains to point of commencement. Situate in
Osoyoos division at Wolf creek. W. D.YOUNG.
May 5, 1905.
NOTICE.
l^OTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
j 2 date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 200 acres of land situated in the Kamloops division of Yale district and descrit ed as
follows: Commencing at the southwest corner
of lot 1192, thence 50 chains more or less to the
west line of lot 43, thence north 40 chains, thence
east 50 chains more or less to the north west corner of lot 1192 thence south 40 chains to the
point of commencement, and containing 200
acres more or less.
C. H. TYE,
' March 30, 1905. per F. W. Groves.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 200 acres more or less of
mountain land situate in the. Yale division of
Yale district. Commencing at a point 26 chains
west of the south-west corner oi lot 249, thence
south 80 chains, east 20 chains more or less to
west, line of lot 125, thence following the west
and north boundaries of said lot 125, to its intersection with the west line of lot 136, to the west
bank of the Similkameen river, thence northerly
along the west bank of the Similkameen river to
the south east corner of lot 249, thenee wfst along
the south line of lot. 249, 43 chains more or less
to the point of commencement.
April 18, 1905. ■■■jSJgy JAMES'SNOWDEN.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
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
claim. ,
And further take notiee that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 10th day of May, a.d. 1905,
H. H.THOMAS.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase 40
acres of mountain pasture land described as"fol-
lows: Commencing at a post marked A. Mc-
Phaul's N.E. corner thence south 10 chains,
west 40 chains, north 10 chains, east 40chains to
initial post and adjoining my preemption on
south side. .
Otter Valley, March 24, 1905.        A.McPHAUL.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
Verde, United, Number 2, New York, Oregon, J.
W. Hill, Smelter, No. 14, No. 21, No. 33, No.
35, No. 39, No. 37 fraction, No. 41 fraction, No.
47 fraction No. 48 fraction, No. 49 fraction
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   certificate No. B72128, 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 5th day of April, A.D. 1905.
C. JB. SHAW, P. L. S.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days from date
I intend making application to the chief^commis-
sioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 160 acres, more or less, of mountain
pasture land in the Nicola division of Yale district, situated at Aspen Grove, as follows: Commencing at a stake at the northwest corner of
lot 1174, thence south 80 chains, thence west 20
chains to boundary of lots 907 and 720, thence
north 80 chains, thence east 20 chains to point of
commencement. M. DODDS.
Aspen Grove, April 28, 1905.
NOTICE.
Tinhorn Fractional mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining  division   of Yale district.   Where located : On Copper mountain.
Take  notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for E.E. Burr, free miner's certificate No.
B75931, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply  to the Mining Recorder for   certificates
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
Crown grant of the above claim.
.   And further take notice that action, under sec-,
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 20th day of April, 1905.
NOTICE.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the undersigned, and endorsed "Tender for Post Office
at Vancouver, B.C.," will be received at this office
until Friday, June 23, 1905, inclusively, for the
erection of a post office building at Vancouver,
B.C., according to plans and specifications to be
seen at the department of Public Works, Ottawa,
Ont., and at the Vancouver Armoury, Vancoti-
ver, B.C.
Tenders will not be considered unless made on
the printed form supplied, and signed with the
actual signatures of tenderers.
An accepted cheque on a chartered bank, payable to the order of the Honorable the Minister
of Public Works, equal to ten per cent of the
amount of the tender, must accompany each tender. This cheque will be forfeited if the party
tendering decline the contract or fail to complete
the work contracted for, and will be returned in
case of non-acceptance of tender.
The department does not bind itself to accept
the lowest or any tender.
By order,
FRED. GELINAS,
Secretary.
•Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, May 16,1905.
Newspapers inserting this advertisement without authority from the Department will not be
paid for it.
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 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.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
Happy. Jack and Little Lottie mineral claims,
situate in the Similkameen mining division
of Yale district. Where located: In Aspen
Grove Camp.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for A. E. Howse, free miner's certificate
No. B76940, E. P. Lowe, free miner's certificate
No B76921, and James Brown,'-'free miner's certificate No. B76920 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 6th day of April, A.D. 1905.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commisjioner of Lands and Jgjprks for
permission to purchase 640 acres, more or less,
of pasture land in the Nicola division of Yale
district and described as follows : Commencing
at a post at S.W. corner of lot 1234 thence east 80
chains, north 80 chains, west 80 chains, south 80
chains to point of commencement.
A. E. HOWSE.
May 25,1905.            .
Also 320 acres more or less of pasture land in
the Nicola division of Yale district, described as
follows : Commencing at a post at the S.E. corner of lot 1232 thence north 40 chains, east 80
chains, south 40 chains west 80 chains io point of
commencement. FRED. A. HOWSE.
May 25,1905.
NOTICE.
Invincible mineral claim situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located: On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for William Knight, free miner's certifi-
cate No. B78902 and Thomas H. Reed, free min-'
er's certificate NO.B7578i,intend 60 days from date
hereof to apply to the mining recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 12th day of April, 1905.
I
JUNB  IO,   I905
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
PS O ,ONG THE AGONY.
[Concluded from page 1.]
country is the man who would shut out
railway competition, thereby making a
rich company richer and more oppressive. But time and space fail to pursue
them farther.
A party headed by surveyors Dunn aud
Anderson are at present looking for a
lower pass in the Hope mountains from
the west slope than any yet discovered.
An old mountaineer who is familiar with
the range has agreed to conduct the party
to the pass for $1500. If this pass proves
as alleged there will be four feasible
routes—the Allison, Skaist and Coqui-
halla having been already surveyed.
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
It is understood that the eligible property belonging to L. Gibson on Bridge
street has been bought by J. Campbell.
Between booze, bad blood and an old
grudge Jim Jameson and Francois, an
Indian, got tangled up in a scrap near
Keremeos the other day in which the Indian slashed the enemy on his jaw. Both
are prisoners and are being tried at Fair-
view.
F. Brunskill, an employee of the Daly
Reduction Co. at Hedley, wus killed last
week while walking on a moving ore
train, being struck by an overhead wire
which felled him to the track killing him
instantly.
Wild strawberries are plentiful and
ripening fast. All other wild fruits will
be abundant if the amount of blossom be
an indication. Young grouse are now to
be seen in large numbers. This country
has all the requisites of a hobo's paradise.
"Jim" Hill has closed up his business
in Princeton and will go south for a time
to see how the graders on the V.V. & E.
are prospering. He will probably locate
at Oro.
A branch of the bank of Montreal has
been opened in the A. E. Howse Co's
store at Nicola Lake.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,235,280.00. Reserve fund
and surplus profits, #2,140,176. Interest allowed on Savings bank deposits of
one dollar and upwards from date of deposit to date of withdrawal. A. H.
SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B.C.
NOTICE.
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.
WINKLER
Offices .'Penticton
and Princeton,
CorrespondenT5|
Solicited.
BEAL
ESTATE and
MINES
Bought &Sold
&M01R
NOTICE.
Sivty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 640 acres of mountain pasture land, described as follows: Commencing at
Stuart's S.E. corner and running 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. g&MySPENCER,
June 6th 1905. Locator,
HUNTER'S;
FEED S LIVERyi»»K
Thos.Hunter, Prop., at Hotel Jackson.
GOOD
RIGS
Horses
C. M. BRYANT & CO'Y
PROVINCIAL
ASSAYERS
E
TIE VANCOUVER ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty*
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Otter Flat Hotel
CHARLES DEBARRO, Prop.
TULAMEEN CITY. B. C.
Headquarters for Summit, Rabbitt mountain, Tuiameen river, Boulder, Bear and
Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P. O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
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M.A., B.C.L.
SOLICITOR
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
VERNON, B.C.
P.O. box 44.
JOHN LOVE
Druggist and Stationer
HEDLEY, B.C.
Drugs, Medicines,
Books,
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
Confectionery.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COLT.., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
Map of Surveyed Claims on Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCMTON.     -   -     B. C.
Advertise in the Star.
TETLEYS TEAS
ARE THE TEAS TO PLEASE.
I They assure you of [a
DELICIOUS CUP OF TEA
EVERY TlflE.
So d 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.
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All Grocers Sell It.
Hudson's Bay Company
Sole Agents for British Columbia.
I   BANK OF 1
IIITISli WORTH AMERICA
CAPITAL—$4,866,666
RESERVE—$2 O43,997
HEAD OFFICE IN CANADA   -   -   MONTREAL
H. Stikeman, General Manager.   J. Elmsly, Superint'dt ot Branches.
A General Banking Business Transacted. Drafts
issued on New York, San Francisco and all points
in Canada.   Savings Department.
HEDLEY BRANCH      - L. A. MacHAFFIE, Manager.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase ioo acres of mouutain pasture land situate
in the Yale division of Yale district and described as follows: Commencing at a post marked
N.E. corner of Lot 257 and running 50 chains
south to N.W. corner of Asp's preemption,
thence 50 chains east, 50 chains northwest to
point of commencement, containing 100 acres
more or less.      W. J. MACGREGOR, Locator.
May 10, 1005.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply to
the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:
Bounded on the north by B. Baker's location
and running 80 chains south, 80 chains east, 80
chains north. 80 chains west, back to post,  in
all 640 acres. JOHN LONG
Located May 13th, 1905.       I. Lougheed, agent.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase 80 acres of mountain land as follows:
Commencing at the W. P. of lot 1968, corner 1;
thence north 20 chains; thence east 40 chains:
thence south 20 chains to the southeast corner of
lot 1968; thence 40 chains to point of commencement, aud containing 80 acres more or less.
Dated March 9th, 1905.
apli5 FRANK BaILEY, Applicant.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
80 acres of land situate in the Osoyoos division
of Yale district and more particularly described
as follows: Commencing at a post marked S.W.
corner of Burr's preemption'" and running 20
chains west. 20 chains north, 20 chains east and
20 chains south back to point of commencement,
and running 20 chains south, 20 chains east, 20
chains north, 20 chains west back to point of
commencement. E- E- BURR.
April io, 1905. a22
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase 160 acres o£ mountain land situate in Yale
district and Yale division about i% 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. GUINEY, Locator.
May 5,1905.
NOTICE.
'T'hirty days after date I intend to apply to the
* Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands situate in the Osoyoos division of
Yale district:
Commencing at a post marked S.E. corner of
lot 2049 and running south 80 chains, east 80
chains, north 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres, jbM. L. WRIGHT.
Located 3rd June, 1905.       *J. M. Wright, Ag't.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    S.XAR
June io, 1905
Wood,
Vallance &
teggat, I
Limited.
HEADQTTARTEES FOE
Sherwin-Williams'
Paints I
MIRALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
VANCOUVER, B. C.
fine Vancouver irewerfes, Ltd.
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
Cascade Beer    *£ Alexandra Stout
Queen Beer       £ Alexandra Ale
For sale throug hout British Columbia in all the first-
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
DOERINfi & MARSTRAND & RED CROSS BREWERIES,
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TUCMTPS
IMgrllcl
Navy
Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada
FIVE ROSES FLOUR
The only Reliable Standard Brand made from the
highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
LAKE OF THE WOODS
MILLING CO.
guarantee that no bleaching
either bv CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
manufacture.
Accept no Substitute!
NOTICE.
~w
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to
purchase 160 acres of mountain land, situate i
mile north of the Tuiameen river, 14 miles north
west of Princeton, in Yale dsstrict and Yale division, described as follows: Commencing at a
post and running 20 chains south. 80 chains east,
20 chains north, 80 chains west, back to post.
May 5, 1905. C. O. FRENCH, Locator.
DRIARD HOTEL
NICOLA LAKE      1
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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.
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Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
"WORTH^d
BEST IN THE WORLD
The Electric Process
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
SMILES.
When Bishop Codman was appointed
to the epipiscopal diocese of Maine he
made a tour of his diocese and happened
to stroll into a woodman's cottage. Asking the woman of the house if there were
many Episcopalians around there, she
replied: "Well, I don't know. They
caught some wild thing out here in the
woods a couple of weeks ago, if that's
what you mean, but I think my husband
said it was a woodchuck."
The Kansas papers, discussing rural
love, relate a homely idyll, such as Thec-
critus never sang, about a love affair
"Oklahoma Dave" Payne once had.
Payne lived on a farm when a boy, and
his raiment consisted of a linsey sack
with holes for his head and arms. He
was deeply in love with a neighbor farm
girl. One evening he went over and
sparked the giri while she was milking
the How. She sat on one side of the cow
and he squatted on the other so he could
look her in the eye while she milked
Dave felt felt his love for the girl growing rapidly. It affected the boy in a
peculiar way. Something warm would
chase itself up and down his spinal col
umn. It was a new sensation, and in his
inexperience he was sure it was love.
Just when the sensation was the greatest
the girl remarked : "Davie, the calf is
chewing the back out ot your sack."
Friend—I suppose the baby is fond of
you ?    Papa—Fond of me !     Why,   he
sleeps all-day, when I'm not at home, and
stays   up   all  night just to enjoy n.y so
ciety !
Johnny—You wouldn't take me to b
a member of one of the richest families
in the city, wpuld you ? Crosby—No, I
don't think I would. Johnny—Neither
would Miss Golden. I asked her to last
night.
The  following   appeared as a London
coster tailor's advertisement: "A slapup
togs and kicksies builder, with uppe.
Benjamins snipped on a downy plan,
with moleskins of hanky-panky design
with a double fakement down the sides
and artful buttons at bottom, and kick
sies cut peg-top, half-tight, or to drop
loose over the trotters, with fancy vesi.-
made to flash the dickey, or to fit tight
round the scrag."
"If you steal—I don't care what it is—
you'll repent it some day." "Bah! Did-
n'tyouever steal a kiss?" "Yes, and 1
married the girl."
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For  CONNOISSEURS Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
R.P.RITHET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
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Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Selt 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 iu tuber, 50 cents per thousand feet B.M. Railway ties, eight and nine feet long, 1%
and i%( cents each. Shingle bolts, 2j
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^ 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 peT
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 tor
of 2,000 pounds is collected on the gross-
output.
Entries  for  land   for agricultural pur
poses may be made personally at the locaO
land   office  for the district in which the
land  to  be  taken  is  situated,   or if the
homesteader desires, he may, on applica
tion   to  the   minister of   the  interior p.
Ottawa,   the  commissioner  of immigra
tion  at   Winnipeg, or the local agent foi
the district within which the land is situ
ated,  receive authority  for some one tc
make entry for him.
A fee of fro is charged for for a home
stead 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 cultiva
tion, but if he prefers he may substitute
stock; and 20 head of cattle, to be actu
ally 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 unde:
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 loa-1
agent, sub agent or a homestead inspector.
Before making an application for a
patent the settler must give six months'
notice in writing to the commissioner of
Dominion lands at Ottawa, of his intention to do so.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, Feb. 4,1905.
ORINCETON   BOARD    OF    TRADE—Rooms
*     centrally located.    Membership   solicited.
F. W. Groves. E. Waterman?^
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
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BEAUTIFULLY 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,
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For the Similkameen District
FINE   CLIMATE   AND   PUREST OF  WATER
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from
LOTS FOR SALE-    -m'
PRESENT PRICES OF LOTS===From $3.00 to $10 Per tFront Foot. Size of Lots
50x100 Feet and 33x100 Feet. Terms===One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six flonths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum.
Send for Map and Price List to
.* j ERNEST   WATERMAN, .* .4
Resident Manager
VERMILION    FORKS   MINING *AND   DEVELOPMENT   CO'Y
Agents for the CANADIAN ORB CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)
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