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Princeton coal basin measures 19,200 acres.
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After Clouds, Sunshine.
Princeton and its adjoining districts are pronounced by geologists to contain a greater variety of minerals than any yet discovered in Jhe world:
Coal, Gold, Platinum, Silver, Copper, Zinc, Iron, Lead, Copper Sulphides in Solution, Limestone, Fire Clay, andPetrofeum conditions exist.
Vol. vi.   No. 16.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, JULY 45, 1905.
$2 a Year, in Advance
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CAN DRAW ON BANK
Canadian Bank of Commerce
Opens First Agency
in Princeton.
Pioneers  of Finance. See Wondrous
Mineral Resources, Bring One
Thing Needful.
No better evidence of the glowing prospects which Princeton holds out to the
commercial, investing and industrial public could be desired than the opening up
of a bank by one of the great financial
institutions. A frontier townsuch as it
is must offer uncommon inducements for
prospective business when a bank will
establish an agency 120 miles from a railroad and with only a twice a-week mail;
However, it is not only bankers who observe upon the som'ewhat circumscribed
horizon of today the rising sun of prosperity—soon its gleam will dispel the
darkest doubt and thousandsAjSlI bask in
its welcome fays....-. Mining men, merchants, real estate brokers and manufacturers have long had Princeton in
their minds as a most eligible place in
which to establish ; they only await
the railroad. At this hour of writ^
ing there are distant, yet'distinct, sounds
of the tread of the'irbn' horse advancing
up the Similkameen. Within a year from
how the incoming tide of humanity and
the consequent development of our vast
mineral resources will, no doubt, necessitate the establishment of other banks
here. -     -
..The.Canadian Bank of Commerce was
established in 1867 and is pne of the
strongest and best j known of our chartered banks., In 1901 an amalgamation
. was arranged with the Bank Of British
Columbia, an institution well and favorably known throughout the" province and
which was' connected with its development from the. earlier days. The Bank
of Commerce has no branches extending from Halifax, N.S., to Dawson, Y.T.,:
including several in the. largest?cities of
the. United, States and one at 60 l,ombard
St., London, England.'
Its   capital  is $8,700,000,1 in course of
t£Hjcfease    to   $10,000,000    and   its   rest,
$3»5oo,ooo,   in'   course   of   increase   to
$4,000,000, while its assets on Nov. 30th,.
1904, exceeded $9T*ooo,ooo.
The head office of the Bank of Commerce is. in- Toronto, the Hon. Geo. A.
Cox being president of the institution,
„witb B. E. Walker, as general manager.
The bank's office in.Princeton is situated
in the Silvefson block. C. W. Halla-
more who has arranged for its opening,
. is temporarily in charge.
tfTjhe advertisement   of   the  Canadian
Bank of Commerce on another page in*
ones as to the central and commanding
position of Princeton. The town may be
now considered as firmly anchored and
ready for that progress and prosperity
which years of patient waiting justly
entitle it.
-STRIKE AT VOIGT'S CAMP.
An extensive body of high grade ore
has been struck recentlyon Np. 1 claim,
Voigt's camp, Copper mountain. The
character of the ore resembles Sunset in
its best features, and will be easily smelted. This important strike still further
convinces unbiassed mining men that
Voigt's camp and in fact the whole of
Copper mountain, is one of the greatest
copper-gold areas in the world today.
Mr. Voigt is proving"the immense mineral .area owned by a company of which
he is guiding spirit and keeps a gang of
men continuously at work. A large
space is being cleared for buildings and
some 20,000 feet of lumber from Prince-
ton has been hauled on the ground ready^
for ^builders. That Mr. Voigt is transforming the face of nature requires only
a visit to confirm. Energy and larg£
sums of money have been' spent ofl these
properties the concrete results from
which, aided by the long delayed railway, will be beneficial to the whole counts ..**•:. ■ ' : ■  - ''
SOME TROUT FISHING.
The following piscatorial tales have
been received from Otter Flat and.no
doubt will be perused with pleasure by
Waltonians generally : "The fishing sea-;
son has come in with such a bang and
jolt that it has carried nearly all the foi;
lowers of old Ike off their feet. A man
named Joe Skookum of Nicola valley
caught a trout in Mamette lake that
weighed 26.1bs.,sX ozs. It took him
2,)4 hours to land-the big fish and in playing him with a 6 oz!. rod he kicked up
such a sea on the loch that it upset a!
canoe containing two world famous char-!
acters. Barren Munchausen and Sir John'
Mandeville, who were circumnavigating
the lake in search of adventure.'. They
were rescued in a terribly waterlogged
condition and had to be rolled on a barrel when everything but the truth was
pumped out of them. Following close,
upon the heels (or the fins) of this big
fish story came news from Otter lake that
Jim Pollock, the famous guide, trapper
and hunter, ^had succeeded in landing a
trout weighing 13 lbs., 4 ozs., 2)4 dwt.
Jim is always exact in his figures', and is
a man' of trmh and veracity. This promises to be a*record breaking year in the
fishing business. Old anglers-who'have
been accustomed to catch their largest
fish in the social glass will have to look
to their laurels, for ■ there are giants in
the field now."—Com.
;   The BiC. Copper "Co: is shipping, two
two tons of Sunset ore to its smelter to
this paper fully answers'the knocking^be tested.
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NO CAUSE FOR DELAY
Legislative Debris now Cleared
off Railway; Await Signal
"Go Ahead."
Business will Eeceive Enormous Impetus when Contractors Begin
Along Line.
The necessary legislation having been
given £0 enable unimpeded construction
of the Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern
railway, it is now up to the railway people to fulfil their announced intention to
build when the jcoas.t was clear.' No
one seems to know whether President
Hill will rush construction to Princeton
or build in easy stages, but it is certain
that^-the impression left oh the public
mind by-official utterances was that the
work would be continued with viggr when
once begun.    . •  ■ .^
Contractors have been all over the line
to Princeton and from one of them it has
been learned that his instructions'are to
be in readiness at;'a moment's notice to
begin grading ..this ^.side of the international boundary to Keremeos. The labof
bureaus at the coast and St. Paul are
active in securing navvies for contractors on this line.
A very significant item of information
comes from Ottawa that the Canadian
Pacific people are so chagrined over their
lobby defeat that they openly avow their
intention to parallel every foot of line
that the 'Great Northern may build to
Princeton.       i»*«ffl &*
MINING SCHOOL*
Editor Star—Sir : As a reader of
your excellent paper I regret to-notice'
that the agitation, inaugurated for the
establishment of; a school of mines in
this province has, of late, been allowed
to subside to some extent. I trust the
question will be revived by you and persistently advocated until something tangible in this direction is evolved, as^tliq
matter is of great importance, not alone
to this but to all the mining seetions of
the province.
With a total production, roundly speaking, of $17,000,000 worth of minerals in
1903 we can proudly claim the title of
the "mineral province" of the Dominion
—the total production of all the eastern
provinces only amounting to about
$5,000,000 more. ..With__such a record
behind us and such an admittedly bright
future before us as a mineral producing
province, does it not seem a matter of
paramount importance that those vital'ly|
interested in our greatest industry should
have an opportunity of studying iDoth in
theory  aud   practice  all phases  of  the
work to  which they'are devoting themselves ?
11 am strongly of the opinion that no
more crying educational need exists today
in the province, and that the establishment of such a school would be of inestimable benefit'to one of our most deserving classes—the prospectors. It is
not necessary that an immense sum-of
money should be expended at once in the
erection of costly buildings and the engaging of a high salaried faculty. If the
funds at Victoria are low and only a small
sum can • be spared for the purpose, let
the government secure a hall for the
winter months in some mining camp presenting favorable opportunities for study,
and engage one or two capable men to
give lectures covering a period of four
months or so. A small fee could be
charged, which would help pay the costs
of running the school. I have little
jdaubt that there are a number of B.C.
mining towns that would be glad to provide  a free hall for such a- purpose.
Among the benefits of a course at such
a school I might mention the aid it would
be to prospectors in acquainting them
with minerals, (many of commercial
value) which are now passed unheeded,
the ability it would give them to recognize favorable gecujbgical conditions for
the occurrence of ores, the probable permanence of veins under certain conditions, and the best manner of showing
up a property to advantage.
If I the press throughout the mining
portions of B.C. will' take this matter up
in earnest no doubt something could be
accomplished. The question of the location of the school  is at present of minor
importance and could be considered
later. Yours truly,
Geo. E. WinkijER;o ?
Princeton, July 13, 1905.
MINING NOTES.
Wm. Brittatn, Of Eagle creek, was in
town Tuesday . for. supplies. He is developing his mineral claims with very
encouraging results.
Dan C°utenay is drilling away on the
Jumbo and hasj what he believes to be,
a bonanza. From a crude assay which
he made theret; are traces - of platinum
found which have indications of improving with -depth.
Some veryj fine samples from the 5-foot
ledge on the Reco, Copper mountain, has
been on view for the last week. The
Reco has always assayed higfi'and has
every indication of a great mine. It is
owned by-jUert Bryant ancV the; Bank of
Montreal. - - —r&?S
Jas. D'Arcy has exposectjaffina body of
magnetite iron ore on the Cultus mineral
claim about four miles east from Princeton' on' D'Arcy mountain. He has uncovered the ore for a space of about 30
feet square ahd has also sunk a shaft.
The ore is of great weight and and has
the appearance of being quite free from
impurities. Assays for gold give values
amounting to' $7.23. The" property "is
within easy distance of the surveyed line
of the V.V. & E. railway.
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 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
JUI,Y  15,   I905
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse. Manager.
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
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Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
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irregularity in receipt of their paper.
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Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Pour weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising. ' ;^i
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
FIRST BANE IN PRINCETON.
Whatever other indications there
may be of confidence in the future
prosperity of Princeton   none  is so
assuring as  that of the establishing   of   an  agency  of one  of the
largest banks   here.    There is little
of actual business or financial transactions  at  present  to sanction the
opening  of a  banking institution,
indeed, it is doubtful if in the whole
history of the great west there was
ever an instance  where commercial-
conditions were  as uninviting  for
a bank as they are here at this moment.    This is not said in any spirit
of pessimism or discouragement but
rather to inquire what is the cause
of such  confidence  in this district.
Without a railroad, without manufacturing or  other industries, without any considerable payroll,and a
, sparse population,   there  must  be
: some  hidden or secret loadstone to
attract  a  large  monied institution
into  this  isolated  region.    It mas
be taken as  most  conclusive proof
that  there  are  immense resources
in this vicinity which the  business
acumen  of leading bankers has already  recognized,j:>They  are convinced  of the   vast  mineral possibilities  which .underlie the surface
and which 'nothing  but  the magic
touch of capital can  make a source
of wealth.    They  have seen in the
immediate future that precursor of
development and trade expansion—
the   railroad — threading   its  way
along the rivers,; oyer divides, ever
bearing to roaring furnaces the rich
metalliferous ores.    They see thousands of Workmen rising from and
descending  to the bowels of earth
extracting coal therefrom for distribution over a wide market.   These
are no  mere fanciful visions—they,
are the  cool, calculating evolutions
of the  bank  manager's brain.   To
his perspicacity the first bank to be
established in Princeton is due and
his enterprise  is deserving of that
recognition  which patronage alone
can convey in sincerest form.
the Japanese language.    The minerals of the Similkameen will be an
important   addition  to the world's
supply as soon  as rail communication is had  with the seaboard and
Japan  is  likely  to be a good customer since her "relations are most
friendly with  the British  empire.
To remove any possible obstructions
to trade with  the Japanese the Canadian government has addressed a
dispatch  to the British authorities
stating that  Canada desires to become a party to the imperial tre&fy;
of commerce  with  Japan, whereby
our people  would  gain the advantage of  minimum   tariff" rates  in
Japan oh a number  of natural products.    THbh. Mr."'Fisher, minister
of agriculture,   has received information  that  the Japanese government would allow  Canada  to avail
herself o£?£hese  concessions under
the  British    treaty,   although  the
time    has   expired   within   which
Canada was  entitled, by treaty, to
avail   herself of   these  privileges.
Canada's  commercial  freedom has
been fully  recognized by the imperial government and the fixed policy I
of the Dominion to not impose any
discrimination     against    Japanese
immigration,  removes  any-barrier
there may  have been to increased
trade with Japan.
NOTICE.
International and Constitution mineral claims,
- situate in the Similkameen mining division
of Yale district.   Where located : On Boulder creek.
-Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Albejrt 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.
notice:
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty day's 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
NOTICE.
l^OTICE is hereby given that 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 described as follows : Commencing at a post marked southwest corner of Henry T. Thrift's purchase, thence north-80 chains, east- 40 chains,
south 80 chains, west 40 chains to point of commencement. Situated on Moody's prairie on
Five-Mile creek and. adjoining-Hugh.Kinnegan'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 80chains, west
40 chains to point of commencement, in all 320
acres, adjoining Henry T. Thrift's.purchase on
the north. C. J. MAJOR.
June 7, 1905. H. T. Thrift, agent.
Also, commencing at a post marked southwest
corner of R. L- Reid's purchase, thence- north
40 chains, east 80 chains, south 40 chains, west 80
chains to point of commencement, in all 320
acres, adjoining C. J. Major's purchase on the
north. R. X.^REID.  !J&*.
June 7, 1905. H. T. Thrift, agent.
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 ther 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.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days from date
I intend making application to the chief commissioner 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 72b, thence
north 80 chains', thence east 20 chains to point of
commencement. M: DODDS.
Aspen Grove, April 28, 1905.
NOTICE.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
The letter on the first page pointing  out  the  need  of some educational facilities  being  provided for
instruction in mining will appeal to
-all those who favor progress' in the
theory aricj.. practice  of this rapidly
increasing   industry.   . The   necessity for having men  trained in the
province will   be apparent  when it
is known that there are peculiarities
here as in    all    mining  countries
which   require  study on. thespott
Young  students   will  acquire a fa:
miliarity with the subjects by actual
contact  with   thd minerals in their
native abode  that   no   amount   of
distant  education  could.fully compensate  for.     The   best   place  to
study R/ench is in Paris,   to  study
agriculture is at a combined college
and farm and the best place to study
mining is where  a technical school
of mines and actual mining may be
combined.    Let  there be a provincial school of mines..
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
4o.ohains east, 40 chains south. 40 chains west to
point of commencement and adjoining R. L.
Reid's purchase on the north. , .
GORDON E. CORBOULD.
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 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;  i*,'-. •    *' ixiKf
A. E. HOWSE.   -
May 25, 1905.,      ':<:;, ;riV
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.        ?:Wf. BRED. A; HOWSE.
May 25, 1905.
NOTKfli
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 lot 1825, and west 40
chains to point of commencement. Situate in
Osoyoos division at Wolf creek.   W. D. YOUNG.
May 5, 1905.
T^hirty days after date I intend* to supply to thj:*1
*   j Chief 'Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a licence tp. prospect for. coal on the   following
described lands situate in the OsoyoS&division of
Yale district: "
Commencing at-, a post marked S.E> corner of
,-l6t2Jzd49-and running south 80 chains, east 80
chains, north 80 cljajns;t6 point of commencement, containing 640 acres.     M. L. WRIGHJfiJfi
Located 3rd Jul e, ig6$J. J. M: Wright, Ag't.
NOTICE.
Sailor Jack mineral claim.   Situate in the Simil:
kameen   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 Noi
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,
Diamond Dot mineral claim,' situate in the Simil-
• .kajneen   mining."division of .-Yale   district.
Where located : On Copper mountain.
Takejidt'iajs 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 ofilmprovementsi for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of(the aboye
claim. -     - •   "-'* ''"•
And further take notiee.taat 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.
TRADE WITH JAPAN.
British Columbia has a great market in Japan, if properly cultivated,
for her products of mine, forest and
fisheries and it should be the aim
of the provincial government to
make known the various commodities for export to  that country in
Some big deals for mining properties in Kootenay have:been made
in recent years. -The War Eagle,
Centre Star and St. Eugene were
recently soid'for $830,006 and the
Payne mine in the Slocan brought
$1,250,000, while the ;L,e Roi at
Rossland cost the purchasers about
$4,000,000.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase 160 acres of mountain land situate in Yale
district and Yale division about i]4 miles north of
Tuiameen river, 14. miles rorth west of Prince^
ton, described as follows : Commencing at a post
and running 20 chains north.,80 chains east, 26
chains-south, 80 chains west, to point of commencement. W. J. GUINEY, Locator.
May 5,1905.
NOTICE.
UTinliorn Fractional mineral claim, situate in the.
Similkameen mining division of Yale district.   Where located : Qn Copjpe.r mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves acting as
agent forE.E. Burr,.free miner's certificate'MJS
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 section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 20th day of April, 1905.| ,
NOTICE.
The "Of Age" edition of the
Victoria Times is certainly a creditable showing of 21 years' growth.
It is full of useful information and
will do a vast amount of good'.
Long life to you, Times'H?;'
Notice is hereby given that sixtj days after
*dateil intend to apply to the Hour, the Chief commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 80 acres of mountain pasture land de-
scribed 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. | I JaMES D'ARCY.
May 8, 1905.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase 100 acres of mouutain pasture land situate
in the Yale division of Yale district and described as follows: Commencing at a post marked
N.S. 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. MACGREGOR, LocatSFgH
1 May 10,1005;
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 on the east, an"d run- '
ning east 40 chains, north 40 chains, west 40
chains, south 4ochains to post. Tuiameen river
meanderingline on the south. About, ten miles
west of Princeton.1
J. C. S. CHENHALL, locator,.
C. O. French, agent.
Located May 18, 1905.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioper j 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 'chains east, 80 chains
_south and 80 chains west. J.. J. TANGEN, j
Located 24th April, 1905. S..Spencer   Ag't.
Also 640 acres, running 80  chains north, 80
chains west, 80 chains south and 80 chains east.
■ Located 24th April, 1905.
ANDKJ&: BJERKNESS,
S. Spencer, Agent.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
F. M. McLeod, barrister and notary
public, has removed from the Silverson
building to fourth door from Bridge St.
on Fenchurch avenue.
A writer once said of a slanderer: "So
deep does he sink in the murky waters
of degradation that could the moral
force of a six-horse-tearn be applied to
him it could not drag him up to the level
of a thief."    Hard on the backbiter.
Gus Pouwels and Charlie Bonniver are
at the mouth of Roche river doing assessment work.
One-mile ranchers have fine crops of
stra.wberries this year though a little late
in maturing. There is good demand for
them at 20c. per quart.
C. W. Hallamore, manager of the Kamloops branch of the bank of Commerce
is in town getting bank premises ready
to open on Monday for business.
Public worship will be held in the
court house tomorrow evening at 7:30.
Colin McKinnon came up from Hedley
on Thursday and went to Copper moun
tain. He has some fine mineral property
near Hedley on which he has done considerable development work with very
encouraging results.
Edward Tennyson, prospector, died
at Granite creek a week ago yesterday
from injuries received in falling oThis
horse. Dr. Schon held out no hope of
recovery from his paralyzed condition
and he lingered but two weeks from the
time of his accident. He was kindly
cared for by D. MacPhail who was in
constant attendance. He was buried in
the old graveyard back of the camp,
Judge Murphy conducting the funeral
service in the absence of a minister.
A. Hickling, managing director of the
V.F.M. Co., is at Rossland on his way to
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.
F. M. McLEOD
Barrister and Solicitor
PRINCETON, B.C.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to
pur hase 160 acres of land, and more fully de-
Sgcribed; 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  1005.
JOHN H. JACKSON, Locator.
NOTICE.
Valley Hill mineral claim.   Situate in the Similkameen mining  division   of  Yale  district.
Where located:   Adjoining the townsite of
Allison, on south side of river.
Take notice that I, W. C. McDougall, acting as
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
jCc'fj'tificates 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.
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. M. SPENCER,
June 6th, 1905. Locator,
WINKLE!
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
Correspondence
Solicited.
REAL
'ESTATE and
MINES
^Bought&Sold
THE  VANCOUVER  ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fife-
clay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
AREjTHE TEAS TO PLEASE.
They assure you of a
DELICIOUS CIP Of TEA
EVERY TIHE.
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Druggist and Stationer
HEDLEY, B.C.   Jlj
Drugs, Medicines,
||t     Books,
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
Confectionery.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C
GOOD
RIGS
FEED & LIVERY^oHn°hlre
Thos. Hunter, Prop,, at Hotel Jackson.
Sold in neat leaden packets
of half and one pound each
or in bulk*
They're a choice India
and Ceylon blend. |
Oue trial makes a lasting friend.
All Grocers Sell It.
son's Bay Company
Sole Agents for British Columbia.
HHMWHWHWHllimM
BANK OF
CAPITAL--$4-,BGG,GB6
RESERVE-~$2f043,997
HEAD OFFICE IN CANADA   -   -   MONTREAL
liiiiig by liil-
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.
HEDLEY BRANCH
L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
PRINCETON
CAPlTAL==$8,70o,ooo REST==$3,5oo,ooo
Total Resources (Nov. 30, 1904) $91,000,000
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COU,,, SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
Map of Surveyed Claims on Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON.
B. C.
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
lotSic?: 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.
S^witwmm? £te#tkInterest a,lowed on deposits of $1 and
***** mm m*ig**  maaaatmmmmm. upwards-     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
R'nikitiir \%\r  Moil Deposits may be made and withdrawn
DdlUtlU&  VJ   Uldli by mail. Special attention given to this
class of business.    Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.
A General Banking Business transacted.
C. W. HALLAMORE,       -       -       Acting Manager.
Ra Ha ROGERS
M.A., B.C.L.
SOLICITOR
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
VERNON, B.C.
P.O. box 44.
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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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JULY  15,   I905
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VANCOUVEP, B. C.
The only Reliable Standard Brand made from the
highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
MILLING CO.
guarantee that no bleaching
either bv CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
manufacture.
Accept no Substitute.
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.
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 Winest Liquors and Cigars.
fii|jf:.    TELEPHONE- BATH.-;;; j|
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
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July 15, 1905
THE    SIMILK  AMEEN    ST
SMILES.
A lady' who complained to her milkman of the quality of milk he sold her
received    the    following    explanation :
"You see, mum, they  don't get enough
grass feed this time 'o year.    Why, them
cows 'o mine are just as sorry about it as
I am.    I often  see   'em  cryin'—regular
cryin' mum—because they feel  as how
their milk don't do 'em credit.    Don't
you believe  it, mum ?"    "Oh, yes, I believe it," responded the customer ; "bit
I wish in future you'd see that they don t
drop their tears into our can."
He—If I should kiss you would you
scream ? She—There are some prtiblems
that every man has to solve for himself—
by experience or otherwise.
"Yes," said the old man to his young
visitor,  "I am  proud of my girls, and
would like to see them comfortably married ; and, as I have made a little money,
they will  not go penniless to their hus
bands.   There is Mary, twenty-five years
old, and a really good girl, I shall give
her $1,000 when she marries. Then comes
Bet, who won't see thirty-five again, and
I shall give  her $3,000.   And  the man
who takes Eliza, who is forty, will have
$5,000  with  her "   The young man reflected  a   moment  and  then  inquired:
"You haven't one about fifty, have you ?"
The Sufferer—Wow !    I'm going to a
dentist and  have this tooth out.    Chtis-
tian Scientist—Your tooth doesn't ache.
You only imagine it does.    The Sufferer
—Then I'll  have  the dentist extract my
imagination.
Kathlene—It's little ye love me, or ye
'ud niver stay away from me as 3'e did
last evening, jist because av a wee bit 'o
rain. Dudee Mike—Sure it wora pourin'
down floods, mavourneen, but it wor not
th' rain that kep' me away from th' loi^h.
av y'r hivenly e3Tes. Kathlene—An' wot
wor it ? Dudee Mike—It wor th' lack au
umbrella.
Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing1
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in
the Province of British Columbia.
"Will somebody please chase the cow
down this way?" said the funny bcarder
who wanted some milk for his coffee
"Here, Jane," said the landlady ironically, "take the milk down where the
calf is bawling."
A Nebraska boy shot at a bird and Lit
the town loafer. Feeling that they had
to act in the case, the authorities fined
tbe boy $1 for violating the law prohibiting shooting at birds.
For  CONNOISSEURS Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
K.P.RITHET&CO.,ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
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, i}4
and   i}(  cents each.    Shingle  bolts, 25
cents a cord.    All other products, 5 per
cent on the sales.
A license is issued so soon as a berth is
granted, but in unsurveyed territory no
timber can be cut on a berth until the
licensee has made a survey thereof.
Permits to cut timber are also granted
at public competition, except in the case
of actual settlers who require the timber
for their own use.
Settlers and others may also obtain permits to cut up to 100 cords of wood for
sale without competition.
The dues payable under a permit are
$1.50 per thousand feet B.M., for square
timber and saw logs of any wood except
oak; from 14. to i}4 cents per lineal foot
.'"or 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 gros
output.
Entries for land for agricultural pur
poses may be made personally attheloca.
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, tbe 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 tor him.
A fee of $10 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 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 j
or mother.
3. If the settler has his permanent residence upon farming land owned by him
in the vicinity cf 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. t$0*
W. W. CORY,
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, Feb. 4,1905.
The McCormick has been awarded the palm of excellence by reason of
its superb and splendid work in the grain and grass fields of the world.
Write to-day for beautifully illustrated book, printed in colors, entitled
"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.
NICOLA LAKE, & PRINCETON,
Of excellence which characterize the
PRINCETON   BOARD    uF    TRADE—Rooms
centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
F. W. Groves E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
—= McCORMICK
LINE   OF   MOWERS
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.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
July 15, 1905
The Town of
British
C^ -tt* ^^* Jl--E» Jl-e
1EAUTIFULLY 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.
overnmen\
BBtiesuari&rs
FINE   CLIMATE   AND | PUREST  OF   WATER
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from
jp
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 rionths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum. £;£■
S
Send for Map and Price List to
1^ I ERNEST   WATERMAN, s *
Resident   Manager
M#^Bi«fef-r
IWM
VERMILION    FORKS   MINING   ANP| DEVELOPMENT   CO'Y
Agents for the CANADIAN ORE CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)
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