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Roads, Trails Rivers and Projected Railways Converge at Princeton,
Great men use their brains; fools wag their tongues and knock.
Coal and Water are the Greatest Generators of Force known, of these Princeton has an Abundant Store ready for the Cheap Production and
Manufacture of Raw Materials—No better location for Metal and Pulp Factories—The Development of great Hydro-Electric Power is Certain.
Vol. vi.   No. 20.
$2 a Year, in Advance
Railway Construction Causes the Old
Town to Revive Waning Life.
From the first number of the Midway
Star the following items are gleaned
to show the vitality imparted to the dozing village by the rumblings of the approaching railway :
The Eastern Townships bank will soon
open a branch here.
The P. Burns Co. are about to start a
butcher shop.
The laying of the steel between Curlew and Midway is expected to be finished by the 20th inst.
An enterprising sawmill man would
reap a rich harvest by erecting a mill at
this point.
R. F. Petrie, the Grand Forks bookseller, will open a branch here.
F. W. Hart will engage in undertaking
and furniture here.
When the lumber ordered arrives there
will be s building boom.
Mr. Johnson of Grand Forks is erecting a restaurant building.
Geo. Taylor of Grand Forks has purchased a lot and will put up a barn.
L. A. Manlv is building a hotel near
the bridge.
G. A. Rendell will build a warehouse
to his store.
A gents' furnishing and shoe store will
be opened in a new building on Fifth St.
A number of Grand Forks business
men will locate in Midway.
There is a scarcity of dwelling houses.
There are many inquiries for buildings
in which to begin business.
The actual construction of the Vernon-
Midway railway has begun with a number of scraper teams and a force of men
about two miles west of Midway with
McL,ean Bros, as contractors. It is
doubtful if the work will be carried on
with any energy as the activity now displayed is more a matter of expediency to
revive a dying charter which issued five
years ago. The holders of the charter
claim that all financial obstructions to its
building have been removed and funds
are available which, with a large government snbsidy, is ample for construction.
The road runs near Carmi to the West
Fork thence up Mission creek to a pass
leading to Wilkinson creek thence to
Vernon. The country traversed is rich
in minerals.
Luke Gibson's father and two brothers
arrived last week and will become permanent settlers in the district. They
brought horses and cattle and are prepared to enter into farming at once,
backed by years of experience in Chilli-
wack valley.
Contractor Wilson  is as busy as a bee
on government building near court house.
Thermometer 93 in the shade Tuesday.
Contract is  Let  to Keremeos
and Construction will not
be Delayed.
Pushing Surveys West of Princeton
via the Tuiameen River and
Coquihalla Pass.
Reliable information has been received
that the contract has been awarded to
J. C. Stewart, of Stewart & Welch, for
building about 15 miles of the V., V. &
E. north of the international boundary
to Keremeos. Mr. Stewart is a naturalized Canadian, hence the contract runs
in his name for legal and other reasons.
The contractor will break ground as
soon as men and equipment can be got
to work. The superintendent, Ernest
Emerson, is at present in Keremeos making arrangements for forage and other
supplies which will be required during
construction. He is also selecting camp
sites and providing for hospital, sanitary
and other contingencies inseparable from
a big railway building outfit.
From the boundary to Princeton will
all be under contract within sixty days
and if navvies are available the line will
be alive with these human ants burrowing, blasting and smoothing the path of
the iron horse that he may be refreshed
at the coal bins here next winter.
Another Great Northern survey party
arrived in Princeton Thursday and will
work up the Tuiameen route. Still another party in charge of Mr. Bassett is
expected any day, the evident intention
being to have the line located to Hope
before hard weather sets in.
Some newspapers have printed idle rumors that a party of C.P.R. engineers
were in the Similkameen and that Allison was waking up from long centuries
of somnolence. There is no truth in
either. Allison is as silent as the picturesque Indian graveyard on its border—
only at Princeton is there a sound of
Messrs. McConnell, Innes, Millar and
McLeod arrived in town this week on a
tour to the coast. They are here for the
purpose of procuring information first
hand of the mineral and other resources
of this district. Mr. McConnell is the
author of a series of descriptive articles
now running in several large eastern
papers which are embellished by sketches
illustrative of life and scene on the prairie and in B.C. Whether in word painting or in sketching both are artists in
their respective lines of exceptional merit.
The wide publicity given the Similkameen by these gentlemen cannot fail of
doing great good.
Group of Mineral Claims with
Exceptional Conditions •
for Working.
Copper Ore Nigh Contact with Coal
and Lime Makes Combination
Rarely Met.
This group has been lately coming into
prominence through the labor of W. C.
McDougall, the energetic managing director of the United Empire Co., with
head office at Bridgeport, Connecticut.
The group compiises nine claims, situate
between Five and One-Mile creeks, and
is about two miles from Princeton.
Recent work, consisting of shafts, open
cuts and tunnels, has exposed an exceedingly promising showing of copper carbonates carrying some gold and silver.
The ore body is between 40 and 50 feet
wide and on the surface is much decomposed, owing to the presence of iron and
lime in large quantities.
The surface work proves the continuance of this lead for a distance of 3000
feet or more from where it outcrops near
One-Mile creek. Just above the ore body
Mr. McDougall has uncovered a fine dyke
of exceptionally .pure lime, while immediately below is the edge of the Princeton coal basin, where a little work disclosed the presence of a good seam of
As though Nature had been anxious to
pile as much of her wealth as possible in
this particular locality there is found
associated with the ore massive lumps of
hematite iron.
The matrix of the vein might be described as a porphyry diorite, although
here and there a white quartz carrying
copper pyrites was observed which evidently runs with the larger body of ore.
The property can be worked entirely with
tunnels, so it will be cheaply developed
and operated.
The railroad survey runs across the
lower end of the group, while water for
smelting purposes can be had from One-
Mile creek. With such a combination of
favorable conditions it is easy to understand the enthusiasm of the managing-
director and his belief in the great future
of the property he is developing—a belief
that almost any visitor to the property
will unhesitatingly share with him.
Mr. McDougall has done a lot of hard
work and spent considerable money in
the Similkameen. Through his instrumentality a number of worthy mineral
properties have been brought to the producing stage and others have been discovered which give promise of becoming
mines. In any case he is entitled to that
reward which invariably follows genuine endeavor and pluck.
Mining and other   Notes   from this
Camp of Big Mineral Prospects.
All the ranchers in the district are very
busj' haying. The crop is much lighter
than expected.
W. A. Dodds is erecting some new
buildings on the townsite.
Smokey Chisholm made a new strike
about a mile east of the post office, having uncovered some good looking galena
pre, the extent of which cannot be ascertained with the present outcropping.
Mr. Cambie, the C.P.R. engineer, stopped over a dav last week accompanied
by Jack Murray and Claude Snowden
with a view of locating the best pass to
Aspen Grove.
E. Todd, whp was reported killed or
missing, turned up in camp much tbe
same after his accident in the Tuiameen
river and is now working on his Bear
creek properties.
Big Sioux Smith came in on last stage
to look after his many valuable mineral
Frank Bailey and Hugh Campbell left
here for Princeton last week via-Mishta-
zoula lake.
Work on the Queen of Hearts group is
at present suspended. The tunnel was
progressing favorably and the mineralization of same was greatly improved.
In all probability a contract for 100 feet
will be let in the near future.
Since the work of developing the Sunset under superintendent D. Morrison
353 feet of drifting has been done with
very satisfactory results.
The Midway Star is the latest birth in
newspaperdom and henceforth will shed
its radiant light from the firmament at
Midway, B.C. Welcome, brother Star!
If you have any reflected or radium light
to spare don't forget your solitary namesake up the Similkameen who often has
to grope in the dark or resort to "wireless." Hold high the torch and may it
never grow dim !
Miss Violet Schon, daughter of Dr.
Schon, has been granted a teacher's certificate at the recent examinations and is
therefore an eligible applicant for the
position of teacher in the Princeton public school.
A. E. Baldwin, Great Northern engineer, came in from Coquihalla pass in
the Hope mountains from whence Mr.
Tracy is running a line westward to Hope.
In lieu of any survey items Mr. Baldwin
states that flies are bad and the snow has
disappeared, news of which will scareely
cause a financial stampede on Wall street
or an appreciable rise in Mr. Hills Northern Securities.
Elsie Hagerman left for Greenwood
last week, intending to return when the
railroad is running into Princeton.
August 12, 1905
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. B.  Howse, Manager.
One Year,
Payable in Advance.
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices io and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE!   .
Long years of agitation and pleading for & railway into the. Similkameen have at last-ended. Mountains of monopolistic and political
opposition have crumbled away,
until the last rpolecule of legislative
, resistance has been cast out of the
way. Two railroads are now building towards Princeton. What a
change from the despondent, gloomy
aspect of a year ago to the cheerful,
inspiriting prospect of today. Now,
the moments are pregnant with tidings of progress and new.enterprise.
Many persons have come, to the
Similkameen during this summer
with a view to investment or permanent location. The . unanimous
opinion of all bore unstinted testimony to the great natural wealth
of the district so plainly observable
on every hand and they all marvel
at the country being deprived of
rail communication for so long.
If British Columbia is ever to
attain fame and wealth it must be
through mining and its allied industries. Outside of its mineral resources nothing holds out the same
hope of permanency. Lumber
and fish are at present sources of
large revenues, but of these there
is no assurance of stability as anyone may readily foresee in the diminishing forests and the almost
certain banishing of salmon from
the rivers by pollution and steamer
traffic. Agriculture must always
be very limited by reason of the
well known physical disabilities of
the country, but it will be profitable because of an assured home
demand in excess of supply. Thus
it is that mining must ever be the
backbone of the country.. If it receives the same fostering care at the
hands of the provincial government
as it has from the Dominion there
is no doubt of its ultimately bringing capital and population to the
The lead bounty is an instance
where judicious national aid has
stimulated the production of a mineral with such beneficiarresults'that
it would be well if the pfoviric^ail
government could adopt ,a more liberal attitude generally toward the
mining industry, especially in the
establishment  of a  minTri^sii'hoOl
and the making of free assays for
prospectors. Before the bounty on
lead was begun there were but 13,-
397 tons shipped for the year 1903
whereas for the first ten months of
the present fiscal year the shipments
have already aggregated 22,547 tons
with every prospect of doubling the
previous year's output. Those figures illustrate the wisdom of a generous and progressive policy toward
infant mining industries.
The fact that smelter propositions
are talked of in all parts of.the province spurs Princetonians to.look
inquiringly for the early establishment of such an industry in this
vicinity. Until, however, transportation is given it would be idle
to expect that a smelter would be
built, meanwhile the preliminaries
could be arranged. At the coast
the Crofton smelter is just beginning to treat the ore from the Brit-
tania mine at Howe Sound. At
Marysville in East Kootenay the
Sullivan smelter has installed two
new lead stacks. Midway has been
chosen as a central vantage point
for a proposed smelter and as everybody is aware the site for a smelter
at Hedley has been procured and
is ready for the structure whenever
the railroad is there. The Granby
smelter at Grand Forks is.continually enlarging and at present is
turning out 1,800,000 pounds of
copper and earning about $90,000
net monthly. The Granby aims
to treat 10,000 tons of ore daily
but at present half that amount is
the limit. It has a 700-foot vein
of ore estimated to .yield 25,000,000
tons for the smelter which will cost
for treatment from $3.50 to $3.75
per ton. The net profit on its ore
now runs from $1.50 to $2 per ton,
which on a basis of 5,000 tens
daily would total more than $2,500,-
000 annually. With a higher grade
of ore and somewhat refractory it is
not at all improbable that a smelter
would be as profitable as Granby in
treating Copper mountain ore if
located in Princeton district.
The citizens of Greenwood gave
a banquet to Duncan Ross, M.P.,
in recognition of his eminent services in securing the passage of the
V., V. & E. bill. Evidently they
believe in giving honor to whom
honor is due.
• It is a difficult to know why so
little interest is manifest by members and others in the Princeton
board of trade. Little more than a
quorum is the usual attendance at
meetings which 'ought to be patronized by every person having any
interest in the country, however
slight. Farmers, miners and others
who require roads or other improvements do not appreciate the weighty
leverage of a strong board Or they
would become members. A shaking of the "dry bones" is needed.
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International and Constitution mineral claims,
situate in the Similkameen mining division
of Yale district.   Where located : On Boulder creek. 3PS$iS
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Albert Klockmann, free'miner's certificate   No. B865^4   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^OTTCE is hereby given that sixty days after
f ^ date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 320 acres of mountain pasture land de-
scrited as follows : Commencing at a1 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. I,. Reid's purchase, thence north
40 chains, east 80 chains, south 40 chains, west 80
chains to point of commencement, in all 320
acres, adjoining 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 F
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
on the north. THOS. R. PEARSON.
June 27, 1905. C. M, Snowden, agent.
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 lot 1825, and west 40
chains to point of commencement. 'Situate in
Osoyoos division at Wolf creek.   W. D. YOUNG?
May 5,1905.
Sailor Jack mineral claim Situate in the Similkameen • mining division of Yale district.
Where located : On Roche river.  '
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for J. B. Wood, free miner's certificate No.
B80546, intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to -apply to the mining recorder for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose 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. J905.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Worki 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. GUINEY, Locator.
2 May 5, 1905.
Notice is hereby given that sixt} 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.
Sixty days after date I .intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to pur-'
chase 100 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 pre emption,
thence 50 chains east, 50 chains northwest to
point of commencement, containing 100 acres
more or less.       W. J. MACGREG'OR, Locator.
May 10, 1905.
C. ffl. BRYANT & CO'Y
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Beliahle PLATINUM Assays.
Two Brothers Victoria and Orlando Marguerite
mineral claims. Situate in the Similkameen
irining 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 heieof,
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, igns.
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, northr4o chains,
east 40 chains to place of commencement. .
Located this Seventh day of July IQ05.
JOHN H. JA CKSON, Locator.
Valley Hill mineral claim.   Situate in the Similkameen   mining   division   of   Yale   district.
Wliere .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 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. M. SPENCER,
June 6th, 1905. Locator,
Notice is herety given- that sixty days from
date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief
Commissipner 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.
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 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 is hereby given that sixty days aftei
date r 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 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.
centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
F. W. Groves E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
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August 12, 1905
W. F. McLeod went up to Roche river
during the week, looking over the mineral resources of the country and is more
than ever impressed with their magnitude.
Road foreman Goldsborough with his
party is now repairing the Hope trail.
Soma seven or eight representatives of
coast wholesale houses struck town last
Sunday and made business hum while,
they stayed
Tyndale Phipps, now making a prospecting trip through the Similkameen,
was in town Monday on his first visit.
He admires the situation of Princeton
and believes it will be an important centre with the railway's advance. Mr.
Phipps was a rancher for some years on
the North Thompson river and indulged
in placer mining as a pastime but finally
was drawn into the maelstrom of mineral
excitement and has hit all the more notable camps in B.C.
The ever popular and accomplished
commercial investigator for the Ames,
Holden Co., Fred A. Richardson, was in
town last Monday taking a long list of
orders for footwear
How the kids and the grownups take
to the water these blazing dog-days !
Some fine catches of the sportive trout
have been observed lately and every follower of the immortal Isaac smiles broadly as he deserves to.
Paul Johnson has been prospecting at
the head of Roche river and has been
successful in locating a noo foot lead of
silvernite ore. He believes he has struck
something good and is going to prove it.
The Vermilion   Forks Co. have in con
sideration   the  sinking  of a 12x12 shaft
150 feet deep on their coal property near
Con Faircloth and Bob Donnelly have
been prospecting up the Similkameen
for the past few weeks and are pleased
with the mineral characteristics of the
countr}'. For put poses of comparison
and general information they are now
prospecting in the Tuiameen valley and
expect to add to their favorable impressions of the whole district when they return.
The Cousin Jack ou Boulder creek has
been receiving the attention of local experts who declare it to be a good investment, having body and values sufficient
to rrake it a great mine. Detailed authentic information regarding it is ex
pected soon
Barrister and Solicitor
Bought &Sald
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
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.
SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B.C.
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on hire
Thos.Hunter, Prop., at Hotel Jackson.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the  province.
Sole Agents*
The Canadian    J
Bank of Commerce §
CAPITAL==$8,70o,ooo ~REST==$3,5oo,ooo
Total Resources (Nov. 30, 1904) $91,000,000
Savings Bank Si^^S
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
RflfllrJlKT liv   Mflll Deposits may be made and withdrawn
lKUBJU llg   VJ   iTiail fcy mai^ 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.
They assure you of a
Sold in neat leaden packets
of half and one pound each
or in bulk*
They're a choice India
and Ceylon blend.
Oue trial makes a lasting friend.
Sell It.
ay Company
Sole Agents for British Columbia.
Capital all paid up, $14,000,000.       Rest, $10,000.      Balance to Profit arrd
Loss Account, $373,988.       Total Assets, $135124,452. '
PRESIDENT, Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.C.M.G.
VICE-PRESIDENT. Sir Geo. A. Drummond, K.C.M.G.
avings Bank Department {gflpH H
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
Vf n tt \j-\ «-i ft. W«r  TVIoil  Deposits may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ac-
OcHlKIllg  Uy   iYldll  counts receive ei'ery attention.
The Nicola Branch Is now Open.
G. A. HENDERSON - - Acting Manager.
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,.
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 12, 1905
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highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
guarantee that no bleaching
either bv CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
f Accept no Substitute.
August 12, 1905
NOTICE is hereby given that, 60 days after
date, I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of I<ands and Works to purchase
160 acres of pasture land, situate in the Kamloops
division of Yale district and described as follows:
Commencing at theSE. corner of lot 1155. thence
east 80 chains, north 20 chains west 80 chains,
south 20 chains to point of commencement.
June 2, 1005. WESLEY C. GIBSON.
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
The Electric Process
The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
:^.| Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and^Cigars.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
$2 Subs
cribe for the
i i
DeLong—I say, old man, when are you
going to pay back the fro I let you have
six months ago ? Shortwad—Oh, in _a
few days. I would have paid it back
long ago, only I was afraid of hurting
your feelings. DeLong—In what way ?
Shortwad—I didn't want you to think I
thought you needed the money.
William H. Crane, the actor, says he
first learned what true love is by accidentally overhearing a brief conversation
between a young man and a very pretty
girl. "And you're sure you love me ?"
said she. "Love you ?" echoed the
young fellow. "Why, darling, while I
was bidding )>ou good-bye on the porch
last night your dog bit a large piece out
of the calf of my leg and I never noticed
it till I got home."
The charge was one ol keeping a dog
without a license, and the defendant
evinced a tendency to interrupt the evidence. He was sternly hushed, but
eventually his turn came. The clerk of
the court turned to him : "Do you wish
the court to understand that you refuse
to renew your dog license ?" "Yes, but"
 . "We want no buts, You must renew the license or you will be fined.
You know it expired on January 1."
"Yes, but so did the dog. Do I have to
renew him, too?"
Miss Carey Thomas, the president of
Bryn . Mawr college, talked at luncheon
about the ingeniousness of children. "A
friend of mine," she said, "once showed
me a letter that her little son had wri -
ten her from Andover. The letter ran
like this : " 'Dear Mother : I am well
and I hope you are well Will you please
send me $2 ? I know the last did not last
long, but it is all spent now, and I need
$2 badly.- I hope you are well. I am
well. Please do not forget $2.' Then
there was this postscript: " 'I wes
ashamed to ask for money so soon aftei
the last you sent that I sent after the postman to get this letter back, but it was too
late, ne had gone.' "
Mamma—Did you have a good time at
Dorothy's party, Harold? Harold—I
should say I did, great! Mamma—What
little girls did you dance with ? Harold
—Aw, I didn't dancemone. But at sup
per I had two plates of ice cream an' got
most of Jim Brown's when he wasn't
lookin'. An' he hit me an' I licked the
:stuffin' out of him.
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
Map of Surveyed Claims on Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON,     -   -     B. C.
Druggist and Stationer
U       HEDLEY, B.C.
Drugs, Medicines,
S       Books,
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, 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 addition 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 V2 to 1% cents per lineal foot
.for building logs; from 12^ to 25 cents
per cord for wood; 1 cent for fence posts;
3 cents for railway ties; and 50 cents per
cord on shingle bolts.
Leases for grazing purposes are issued
for a term of twenty one years at a rental
of two cents an acre per annum.
Coal lands may be purchased at $10 per
acre for soft coal and $20 for anthracite.
Not more than 320 acres may be acquired
by one individual or company.
Royalty at the rate of 10 cents per ton
of 2,000 pounds is collected on the gross
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 which 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.
BOun KtEM L'&'Kti        EhEAH   BOW   BHSSV
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 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, I which will be supplied free upon request
Sold by A. E. Howse Co.
August 12, 1905
<J<JJ 9^7*X>
The Town of
British Columbia.
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, Rocl-te River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
Governm©#»#   Heatttgua#*fe#*s mm
For the Similkameen Distriot     fc<
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from
||| PRESENT   PRICES   OF   LOTS===From  $3.00  to  $10  Per  Front   Foot.   Size of  Lots
50x100 Feet and 33x100 Feet.     Terms===One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six flonths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum.
Send for Map and Price List  to
s <& ERNESX|| WATERMAN, 1 g§;': ;■
Resident  Manager
§f'   Agents for the CANADIAN ORB CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)


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