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Similkameen Star 1905-08-05

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Copper is King—Similkameen has Mountains of It,
Be Patient; Itjpweetens Life and Overcomes Great Obstacles.
Coal, Ore and Alluvial Mining; in the Similkameen will yet afford employment and homes for many thousands of working-men.
The Railway is an assured thing- and development will rapidly follow its construction—Sportsmen's Elysium—Healthful Climate.
Vol. vi.   No. 19.
$2 a Year, in Advance
Large Warehouse in* Course of
Erection and Dwellings
Now Finished.
Ranches Sold for Large Sums of Money
to Parties who are Thought to
be Middlemen.
The building now in course of having
its foundation laid for the A. E. Howse
Co., Limited, on Bridge street, adjoining
the site of the company's burned premises will be a decided improvement in
the appearance of the town and afford
much needed space for the expanding
bushiess of the firm. The structure is
designed in such manner as to make it
readily convertible from a warehouse to
that of a large and handy retail store if
. it should be so desired.
The building will be frame, of two
storeys in height, flat-roofed and with a
basement of commodious proportions for
a first class general store. It will be
25x75 feet with a plate glass front and
will be equipped with the most improved
hot water heating apparatus. The upper
storey, or a portion of it, may serve as a
public hall but that will be determined
Jater by the access afforded to it. Stone
masons are now laying the foundation
walls. The building proper will be begun
on completion of the foundation thus
giving employment to a number of work-
ingmen and the expenditure of a considerable sum of money.
Notably among the buildings erected
this summer are the residences recently
completed by E. B. Hall for old country
investors and one for himself. These
compact cottages are all located in good
residential parts of the town and are certain to be always in demand with the continuous additions to population inseparable from a growing centre.
The Hotel Jackson has been improved
and brightened with a cheery coat of
paint on the front which had been scorched at the time of the great Tuiameen/
hotel fire. With its clean face and kit
chen enlargement at the back the Jack-
eon has combined effect with utility in a
manner that denotes the characteristic
enterprise of its proprietor.
C. E. Thomas has erected a galvanized
iron warehouse in connection with his
general store and is thus enabled to
receive large consignments of merchandise. Other buildingljand improvements
are in course of planning throughout the
town, which, with the impetus of railway construction is sure to make Princeton one of the livelies towns in the interior for years to come.
Some large transactions in land have
taken place in the vicinity of Princeton during the past sixty days but it has
all been done in such a quiet manner
that few have fully realized their importance or even known of tbe deals at all.
The shy movements of a certain railway
official whose going and coming is often
by the mellow light of Orion or the
Pleiades has been connected with some
of thte transfers in mineral and land properties which have set people thinking.
The purchase of right-of-way for a rail
wav requires skill and good judgment on
the part of the agent but the man who
buys townsites or other eligible locations
must be gifted with aa astute diplomacy
which would not let his right handman
know what the other fellow was doing.
However, as all roads and trails, and two
rivers meet at Princeton there is no possibility of robbing it of its central position.
Five ranches have been sold this summer, three of which brought $12,000 per
half section. These are all eligible for
small acreage purposes and it is not improbable that they will be subdivided into
small holdings as is being done in other
parts of the Similkameen. There is considerable enquiry for coal and copper
properties but the tardiness in arriving
at actual purchase can only be accounted
for by the indefiniteness of the railway
being built to this section.
W. D. McMillan has practically dis
posed of the Apex group situated at the
head of Keremeos creek and Sixteen-
Mile. The terms are very satisfactory to
all interested. It is understood the B.C.
Copper Co., who are the purchasers
through D. Morrison, will put a force of
men at work to develop the property and
thus give it the status of a shipping
mine. Mr. McMillan is an old-timer in
this section, having been at Granite creek
during the great placer daj-s and later
was in Princeton when everything looked
rosy for big developments. He ia full of
confidence in the Similkameen and predicts a period of great activity with the
oncoming railway.
On Five-Mile Messrs. Cox and Uhler
have had an assay from a recent location,
the Gladstone, which returned values
amounting to- $47.86, including 16.6 per
cent of copper. This was taken from a
ledge which had been prospected eight
feet wide without obtaining the walls.
These prospectors are making a systematic search for leads, their attention having been elicited by float found in different places indicating the presence of
valuable ore. Samples taken from the
Shamrock group which they located are
most enticing in appearance and of varying .characteristics.
Mr. Stoess, C.E , has arrived in town
and is the guest of F. W. Groves, P.L.S.
Mr. Hunter, brother of Mrs. Waterman, is now visiting here.
Midway is the Focal Point for
Three Railways Yet
to Build.
Supply Bases and Camps Selected for
Railway Building—Laborers
are Few.
Once construction is begun on the V.
V. & E. at Midway it will be the signal
for ringing the tocsin of joy, for no other
point holds the key of the railroad situation as it does. It is the Alpha and
Omega of the Coast-Kootenay route and
it is not likely the V.,V. &E. would ever
have been built if legislation had not
favored it as a starting point and allowed'
the railway to cross the boundary line.
While there is much hurrying to and
fro of railway men and the gathering of
supplies and constructive material at Midway, no real blow has been struck in
actual road making as yet. The arrival of
large uumbers of people daily at that
starting point would seem to confirm the
report that the Vernon-Midway line will
also be built by the C.P.R. in the immediate future. McLean Bros, of Vancouver will superintend the construction of
the Vernon-Midway line which carries a
subsidy of $ri,ooo per mile.
Patrick Welch has received instructions to proceed with his 50-mile contract
west of Midway which stops at Molson
and is resumed at Oroville extending to
Keremeos. The link between Molson
and Oroville has not been let. Burns &
Jordan and Porter Bros, are on hand to
begin work as soon as Mr. Welch arrives
from Seattle, where he has gone to hire
laborers. Eighteen cars of steel rails are
at Curlew awaiting tracklayers.
Laborers are scarce all over the country owing to the demand for harvesters,
it being estimated that 30,000 men will
be required in Manitoba and the northwest provinces. Camps will be constructed now and grading rushed in the
fall when men are more plentiful.
Engineer Tracy is now at work on the
V.V. & E. line from the summit of the
Hope mountains west through Coquihalla
pass to Hope, a distance of some 38 miles.
He will probably get the line located before snowfall. Another party will soon
start from above Granite creek, where
Mr. Tracy left off, and run preliminaries
to the summit. There are no engineering difficulties from Princeton to the
summit but on the west slope of the
Hope mountains a canyon may cause
abandonment of that pass. Otherwise
the. descent to the Fraser river, it is believed, will be made with less than a two
per cent, grade.   Engineer Baldwin and
party are now at the front making reconnaisance of possible passes, exploring
routes and acting as pathfinder for the
now celebrated V.V. & E. railway across
Hope mountains. In the face of much
adverse opinion as to the feasibility of
crossing Hope mountains with a railway
thus it will soon be demonstrated who is
right. And those newspapers which said
for political purposes that President Hill
would never build via the Hope mountains in B.C. will soon co' peccavi and
swallow crow.
Messrs. McDonald and O'Neil have located a bunch of mineral claims at the
new strike about twenty miles up One-
Mile creek. A mild stampede to this
camp was begun when Nels Johnson first
showed up the "real thing''1 in some ore
he had struck. Johnson has made some
lucky finds before and it is now believed
success has not forsaken him. Developments are anxiously awaited by many who
have unwavering hope in that and the
contiguous section of Aspen Grove.
Some very good discoveries have been
made recently on One and Five-Mile
creeks which are attracting prospectors
to those parts. Bear creek has also been
the scene of a revival in interest by the
mining fraternity caused by further discoveries of the well known gold bearing
ores of that section. The hills are being
searched along well beaten paths for mineral and very little new ground has been
touched this summer. Not a tenth of the
mineral area of Princeton district has
ever felt a pick or even echoed the footsteps of the prospector, so that the field
for discovery is wide indeed.
Arthur Hickling, a director of the Vermilion Forks Mining and Development
Co. arrived in town on Wednesday's stage
<on his annual continental trip. He is
very pleased with the bright railway
prospects and the evidences of progress
in the town. His health has not been
up to standard for some months but the
recuperative air of Princeton is already
giving tone to his system and he feels
much benefitted thereby. He expects to
be here for several weeks.
Claude Snowden went to Aspen Grove
last Sunday to meet H. J. Cambie, C.P.R.
engineer, and show him the lay of the
country. Mr. Cambie was looking for a
railway pass from Hamilton creek to
Summers creek and Mr. Snowden, who
is familiar with that section, was able to
show him the thing required. It is said
a survey party will shortly run a line
over this route to Mishtazoula lake thence
east to Penticton.
Jim Campbell aud Tom Arnold have
returned from doing assessment work on
their mineral claims.
August 5, 1905
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A.  E.   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 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
All cheques to be made payable to
The Star hastens to print a first
instalment from the pen of an expert angler on the fish and fishing
in and about Princeton. The importance of fish both as a food and
as affording a delightful, reflective
. and healthful sport cannot be overlooked in the sum of attractions to
this portion of the Similkameen.
He writes as follows :
"In lovely valleys watered by
rivers of considerable width which
are fed by large creeks abounding
in brook trout a day's good sport
seems to be the rule rather than the
exception. Sport, on the whole,
seems to be better in the large
creeks, which, in the old country
would be dignified by the name of
river. In these creeks trout will
readily take an artificial fly. True,
they do not object .to a grasshopper
attached but the important fact to
a sportsman is that they will rise to*
the fly. It does not appear, so far
as my experience of one season'goes,
that they are very particular what
sort of a fly is thrown to them—
brown hackle,red palmer, cow dung,
gray palmer, silver doctor, professor
and towards evening" they will rise
smartly to -black and red ant and[
white moth. The Hammond seems
also to find acceptance, perhaps
because the coloring of the wimp
somewhat resembles the color of a
grasshopper's wimp.
A few hours' fishing will often
succeed in bringing to land thirty
or forty speckled beauties, each
weighing from three or four ounce
to a half pound. Nor do the fish
seem exigent on the score of weather—the brighter the day the better they bite and even in dull, overcast weather they do not disdain the
little allurements held out to them.'
The only - trouble seems to be the
bank from which you fish. In some
places you are warily picking your
way over rocks and boulders, in
other reaches, of the river, fallen
birch and cotton wood logs, inextricably woven,' threaten to entangle your feet,- while at other spots
the thickness of rose and alder bush
preclude the possibility of throwing
your line without being caught up
every instant, and you have to pass
likely little pools with the heaviest
of sighs. But given a little strip
of meadow clear of trees, with low
overhanging branches, enabling youj
to approach a rippling eddy, the
fishing then becomes pure enjoyment.
All that is necessary is a light
rod, the lighter the better, a few
flies and a spare gut. In the creeks
there is little need to wade except
it may be to cross to the opposite
side, but in the rivers many a good
fish is to be got by judicious wading. By judicious wading is meant
the quiet, gradual approach from
up stream of a considerable eddy or
pool and allowing your line to drift
gently down and round a big boulder standing up in the middle of the
stream. You must go slowly and
plant your foot firmly for the current is swift and there is danger in
losing your footing, because it is not
easily regained. Men have been
droWned in two feet of water owing
to the fact that they have lost their
footing and then lost their heads.
One advantage of the fish biting
well in bright, sunny weather is
that that kind of weather prevails
in the Princeton district, so that
you may always be sure of a catch.
Even with a- sky cloudy or completely overcast the fish will bite,
but generally speaking leave off directly it begins to rain. The converse of these conditions obtain in
the old country, for there are
streams where the fish rise best in a
north-west gale and showery weather. If then you want a quiet day's
fishing where the conditions are
easy and you are not harassed by
the disappointment of having failed
after long struggles to land a big
fish, where the climate is superb,
where fatigue is scarcely felt, come
to Princeton where good hotel accommodation is to be had and from
which point you can radiate in
many directions, either up or down
the Tuiameen and Similkameen
rivers which join here to form the
noble Similkameen, or to various
creeks and lakes within a very few
miles of the town.
A light rod is all that is needed,
a landing net is not wanted, a couple of sandwiches and leave the
"jumping, powder," alias the whiskey flask, at .home or at alt events
untouched till you get home. The
writer agrees with the Swiss mountain guides in regard to alcohol on
such excursions—they say you may
take some when you are back in
your hotel, bnt if you drink it on
the ascent or descent it will " coupe
les jambes," in other words it will
tangle your legs. Much less fatigue
is felt on the walk home of three
or four miles after the sport is over
and the basket is full if you content
yourself with a drink of the beautiful, soft river water."
The writer is informed that big
salmon trout are readily obtained
with the fly at various points within
a radius of' thirty miles but not
being able, as yet, to speak of sport
in such spots he must defer any description till an opportunity offers
of enjoying it."
The new provinces -of Alberta
and Saskatchewan will make their
debut on the ist of September in
the Dominion confederation. The
family is growing rapidly and soon
Yukon and Ungava will want to be
admitted into the common household.
Capital invested in Canadian mining amounts to 104'' millions of dollars. The Simiikameen represents
about 2>% millions of that amount,
and yet there is unlimited field for
further profitable investment here.
British  Columbia produced over
$5,000,000 in copper in 1904.
International and Constitution mineral claims,
situate in the Similkameen mining division
of Yale district. Where located: On Boulder creek.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Albert Klockmann, free miner's certificate No. B86564 intend sixty days from date
hereof to apply to the mining recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 6th day of July, 1905.
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 Heniy T. Thrift's purchase, thence north 80 chains, east 40 chains,
south 80 chains, west 40 chains to point of commencement. Situated on Moody's prairie on
Five-Mile creek and adjoining Hugh Finnegan's
preemption on the north.
June 7, 1905. HENRY T. THRIFT. |
Also, commencing at a post marked southwest
corner of C. J. Major's purchase, thence north
80 chains, east 40 chains, south 80 chains, west
40 chains to point of commencement, in all 320
acres, adjoining Henry T. Thrift's purchase on
the north. C. J. MAJOR.
June 7, 1905. H.T. Thrift, agent.
Also, commencing at a post marked southwest
corner of R. L. Reid's purchase, thence north
40 chains, east 80 chains, south 40 chains, west 80
chains to point of commencement, in all 320
acres, adjoining C. J. Major's purchase on the
north. R. L. RFID.
June 7, 1905. H. T. Thrift, agent.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase. 160 acres of mountain
pasture land situate on Five-Mile creek, about
5 miles from Princeton, described as follows:
Commencing at post S.W. corner of Gordon E
Corbould's purchase and running 40 chains north
40 chains east, 40 chains south. 40 chains west to
point of commencement and adjoining R. L.
Reid's purchase on the north.
June, 23, 1905. C. M. Snowden, agent.
Also, commencing at post S.W. corner of Thos.
R. Pearson's purchase and running 40 chains
north, 40 chaius 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 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
aarentfor 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.
Sixty days after date rintend 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 \y2 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. GTJINEY, Locator.
■   May 5, 1905.
I 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 46
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 purchase 100 acres cf 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 so chains east, 50 chains northwest to
point of commencement, containing 100 acres
more or less.       W. J. MACGREGOR, Locator.
May 10, iqo5i
August 5, 1905
Analysis of Coal and Fife-
clay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
Two Brothers Victoria and Orlando Marguerite
mineral claims.   Siiuate in  the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district.   Where located : On Sixteen-Mile creek.
Take notice that I, F. W.  Groves, acting  as
agent for a. Scrapelli, free miner's certificate
No. B86157,  intend sixty days from date hereof,
to apply to the mining recorder for certificates
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
crown grants of the above claims.
-iiid further take notice that action, under section 37 must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 26th day of July, 1905.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to
purchase 160 acres of land, and more fully described as follows Commencing at a stake
placed at the north-west corner of Lot 254 and
marked Jackson purchase: Thence running
south 40 chains, west 40 chains, north 40 chains,
east 40 chains to place of commencement.
Located this Seventh day of'July iqos.
Valley Hill mineral claim. Situate in the Similkameen-. mining division of Yale district.
Wl;ere located • Adjoining the townsite of
Allison, on south side of river.
Take notice that I, W. C. McDougall, acting as
agent for M. L. McDougall, free miner's certificate No*. 78878, intend,, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
certificates of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a crown grant of the above claim
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 10th day of July, A.D. 1905.
Srvty 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. SPKNCER,
June 6th, 1905. Locator,
Notice is herety given that sixty days from
date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to' purchase the following described
pasture land : Commencing at the S.W. corner
of Hardwick's pre emption and running thence
4ochains 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 8ochains io point of
commencement. FRED. A. HOWSE.
May 25, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days aftei
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
160 acres of mountain land, situate and adjoining J M. Wright's purchase on the east, and running east 40 chains, north 40 chains, west 40
chains south 40 chains to post. Tuiameen river
meanderingline 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.
E. C. Barnard, chief of the U.S geological party engaged on the international boundary survey, left Wednesday
to inspect thei demarcation monuments
bea*?.^erected on the line He will go as
far' as jrell in gharri, Wash., before returning here.
Ben Baker 'and Ike Lougheed have
been prospecting between Whipsaw and
Granite creeks aud are showing some fine
specimens of visible free gold in quartz.
L. Gibjgon is packjfag for Great North
ern engineers in the Hope mountains.
'Thg Eastern Townships bank has opened a branch at Midway.
Miss Dalby has resigned from the position of public school teacher here.
W. G. Clark of Sandon is in town on a
visit with a view to business.
C. Willerson and P. Johnson have gone
to Bear creek tqldo some assessment work
and prospecting!
D. D. Dodd is1 a recent arrival in town
and expects to'|permanently locate here
with his family]*.-'
Board of schjaop trustees will receive
applications fo'ria teacher here.
Johannes Georgius, an Armenian christian making a world tour for donations in
behalf of widoWs and orphans resulting
from massacres tty Turks and for educational purposes! J'was in Princeton this
week and receivjtfl liberal subscriptions.
John S. Snappt chief of the Great Northern land purchasing department, was
in town last Saturday and made a precipitate visit to Voigt's camp, Copper mountain.
F. C. Gamble, government engineer,
was in town this week and went to Bear
creek where a government road is being
TJie attention of road superintendent
|Jate is once more directed to the condition of the Hope trail.
H. M. Spedding, of the Kelowna Clarion, was a visitor to Princeton this week,
and spent a happy half hour with the
Star "devil." He admires Princeton
from every standpoint. The Clarion is
an up-to-date newspaper and the picture
of financial health.
W. H. Switzer, manager of the baruc of
Commerce here, before leaving Fernie
was the recipient of a banquet in his
honor and presented with a purse of $200
in gold. Well deserved panegyrics were
heaped upon the departing guest of honor
who had been a most respected citizen of
Fernie for four ye^rs.
Barrister and Solicitor
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
Bought &Sold
4- A
^fc.!   Jr
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,
Thos. Hunter, Prop., at Hotel Jackson.
All Grocers Sell It.
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
o»e dollar and upwards from date of deposit to date of withdrawal. A. H.
SKEY, Agents JSaAlowps, B.C.
Sole Agents for British Columbia.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
Sole Agents*
Capital all paid up, $14,000,000.       Rest, $10,000.       Balance to Profit and
Loss Account, $373,988.       Total Assets, $135,624,452.
PRESIDENT, Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.C.M.G.
VICE-PRESIDENT. Sir Geo. A. Drummond, K.C.M.G.
s Bank Department °ef |f.received from $J
upwards.     Interest
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
RntlkiflO' lw   JVJflM   DePosits may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ac
DdlUVllllg   \jy   XTldll counts receive every attention.
The Mfcala Branch Is now Open.
G. A. HENDERSON Acting Manager.
CAPITAL==$8,7oo,ooo REST==$3,soo,ooo
Total Resources (Nov. 30, 1904) $91,000,000
SaifisMf^ BankInterest aIl0wed on deposits of 1and
«22' upwards, j   Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds. -
R 31$ In HO" hil  Mail Deposits may be made and withdrawn
{l4MUlIg   Vy   ITiail hy mm Special attention given to this
class of business.    Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points. '
.' A Glfflleral Banking Business transacted.
W. H. SWITZER, Acting Manager.
RESERVE--$2t043,99 7
Banking by mall—
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
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 5, 1905
Vallance &
. Paints
MURALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
Tie Viieiiwer Breweries, Oi
Cascade Beer    <£ Alexandra Stout ||.
Queen Beer       £ Alexandra AIe,f;,
For sale throug hout British Columbia in all the first-
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
Largest Sale in Canada
The only Reliable Standard "Brand made from the
highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
guarantee that no bleaching
either bv CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
Accept no Substitute.   	
NOTICE is hereby given that, 60 days after
date, I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase
160 acres of pasture land, situate in the Kamloops
division of Yale district and described as follows:
Commencing at the S.E. corner of lot 1155. thence
east 80 chains, north 20 chains west 80 chains,
south 20 chains to point of commencement. \
June 2, 1905. WESLEY C. GIBSON.
The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
H|   Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
lit!     TELEPHONE- BATH. |f|
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Tines.
The Electric Process
$2 Subscribe for the  § fjf
August 5, 1905
Boy—Pa! Father — Well, my son,
what is it ? Boy—This mythology book
speaks of the husband of Venus being a
lame god. Which one of the Greek gods
was lame? Father—Why—er—Otymp-
us, of course* Use your head a little and
don't ask so many questions.
Blanche—Isabel, what has put you in
such a bad humor ? Isabel—Why, I've
had a letter from Jaek, a'nd^he writes such
a horrid hand that I can't tell whether
it's a proposal or that cure for chillblains
he promised to send me.
Battered Baldwin—Wot luck have yer
had lookin'fer a job ? Easy Emerson—
Bully !   I hain't seen none yet.
He—I saved twenty dollars by giving
up smoking last month. Now what
would you like me to give up next? She
—The twenty dollars, dear.
"I guess our boy Josh is going to be a
great statesman or suthin' " said farmer
Corntossel. "Is he interested in the
tarifF?" "No. But every time he runs
acrost a funny story he learns it by heart
an' tells it at the dinner table."
"Don't you think the custom of throwing rice at a newly married couple is
idiotic?" asked the fluffy-haired maid.
"Sure," answered the savage old bachelor. "Mush would be a great deal more
He—I would do anything in the world
for you dearest. She—Would you ? Then
propose tomorrow evening to Miss Olde-
"What was that he said ?" queried the
indignant grocer. "Did he dare insinuate that I ought to  put less sand in my
"Not at all.    When I told him
that you were selling sugar cheaper than
any other dealer in town he said it took
sand to do business like you did."
"Shouldn't think you'd like being
cooped up in a cage like that," remarked
the friend of the'paying teller. "Oh, I
don't mind," was the reply, "it's good
training for the future." Then the friend
looked queer and the paying teller turned
red and disappeared into the next room.
Penner—What, then, do you consider
the best method of keeping books?
Burroughs—There's only one sure way.
Penner—What's that? Burroughs—Fo:-
get to return them.
A. R. COU,., SC.  D.,
Map of Surveyed Claims on Copper
and Kennedy Mts,: Price, $2.
PRINCETON,     -   -     B.C.
Drugs, Medicines,
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 additiou to the rental dues at the
following rates are charged : Sawn iumber, 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 j4 to iy2 cents per lineal foot
for building logs ; from 12)4 to 25 cents
per cord for wood; 1 cent for fence posts;
3 cents for railway ties; and 50 cents per
cord on shingle bolts.
Leases for grazing purposes are issued
for a term of twenty one years at a rental
of two cents an acre per annum.
Coal lands may be purchased at $10 per
acre for soft coal and $20 for anthracite.
Not more than 320 acres may be acquired
by one individual or company.
. Royalty at the rate of 10 cents per ton
of 2,000 pounds is collected on the gross
Entries for land for agricultural pur
poses may be made personally at the local
land office for the district in which the
land to be taken is situated, or if the
homesteader desires, he may, on application to the minister of the interior at
Ottawa, the commissioner of immigration at Winnipeg, or the local agent for
the district within which the land is situated, receive authoritj' for some one to
make entry for him.
A fee of $10 is charged for for a homestead entry.
A settjgr who has received an entry for
a homestead is required to perform the
conditions connected therewith under
one of the following plans :
1. At least six months' residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
during the term of three years. It is the
practice of the department to require a
settler to bring 15 acres under cultivation, but if he prefers he may substitute
stock; and 20 head of cattle, to be actually his own. property, with buildings for
their occupation, will be accepted instead
of the cultivation.
2. If the father (or mother, if the father is deceased) of any person who is
eligible to make a homestead entry under
the provisions of the act, resides upon a
farm in the vicinity of the land entered
for by such person as a homestead, the
requirements of the Act as to residence
prior to obtaining patent may be satisfied
by such person residing with the father
or mother.
3. If the settler has his permanent residence upon farming land owned by him
in the vicinity of his homestead, the re
quirements of the Act as to residence
may be satisfied by residence upon the
said land.
Application for a patent should be made
at the end of three years before the local
agent, sub agent or a homestead inspector.
Before making an application for a
patent the settler must give six months'
notice in writing to the commissioner of
Dominion lands at Ottawa, of his intention to do so.
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, Feb. 4,1905.
*     centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
F. W. Groves E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
The McCormick has been awarded the palm of excellence by reason of
its superb and splendid work in the grain and grass fields of the world.
Write to-day for beautifully illustrated book, printed in colors, entitled
"It Takes the Palm," which will be supplied free to any one interested
in harvesting machines. You are cordially invited to call and see
the machine.
For Sale by the A. E. HOWSECO., Ld.
Of excellence which characterize the
are symetrical and staunch main frame, simple ancl
powerful gears, perfect and frictionless bushings, direct
stroke pitman, and long steel wearing plates for the
knife. The McCormick line of mowers embraces the
Vertical Lift, New 4, New Big 4, and Little Vertical.
These machines are illustrated and described in detail
in the McCormick book for 1904, "It Takes the
Palm," which will be supplied free upon request.
Sold by A. E. Howse Co
August 5, 1905
<j<j<j ccy<iU'C"<ii
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, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
11 Government   Headquarters I»
2F For the Similkameen District
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from
I   .      LOTS F&RiSMLE       "."■ |
PRESENT PRICES OF LOTS—From $3.00 to $10 Per Front Foot. Size of Lots
50 x 100 Feet and 33 x 100 Feet. Terms===One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six Honths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum.
Send for Map and Price List to
"i&k   |li|j.. •|Sft" ■ '■ ■ Resident Manager |§f§
Agents for the CANADIAN ORB CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)


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