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Princeton Coal is clean"; a perfect Domestic Fuel.
Be honest; good character wins truer friends than money*
Westward, Ho! The V.,V. & E. is now  at Midway, present end of railway track,  and. is building rapidly west toward Princeton; when it
reaches here all values will have appreciated many times over—Princeton is the center of a great mineral district which will employ many laborers^
Vol. vi.   No. 33.
$2 a Year, in Advance
H. McAllister, of Granite creek, was
in town this week on business and incidentally brought down some fine looking
ore specimens which he discovered while
prospecting. He has claims on Granite
creek near the Rising Sun gold-platinnm
proposition and in prospecting them discovered a lead which carries free gold in
decomposed or "rotten" quartz. Some
of the gold particles were as large as a
mustard grain and looked very pretty in
their setting. Mr. McAllister has located
a mineral claim directly under the old
town of Granite creek, over which many
thousands of placermen had trod in the
early days and on which stores, hotels
and saloons stood thick. It would be a
strange travesty" on the luck of the old
goldhunters if he uncovered a rich vein
where so many had loitered and spun
yarns of their gold digging exploits. It
would surprise no one if "Mac" did strike
it rich for Granite creek is strictly in the
gold belt. On the opposite side of the
river from his claim the site for the new
town of Welldu is located, acreage property in which will soon be on the mar-
Editor Star—Sir: I am just return-
ingfrom a prospecting trip'up the Tula-
me-a river and I wish to give you an idea
of the country ove 'which I travelled and
prospected. Having an experience of 28
years in the mining business in various
parts of this western world my reading
of the rocks should be reasonably correct and entitled to, at least, thoughtful
On the upper Tuiameen river will be
found the largest and richest mineral
dykes to be found on the western slope of
the Rockies. Copper and gold are the
principal values. Platinum occurs in the
matrix along with the free gold in the
river and creek beds, although it has not
yet been discovered in place. I prospected on the large mineral belt extend
ing from the head of Bear creek to the
head of Champion creek. The contact
with the lime can be traced for ten or
twelve miles and carries ore for that dis
tance. Adjoining this belt is the large
iron belt that cuts the country from the
river to the head of Granite creek and
which carries all grades of iron from pig
to sulphide. Coal also abounds in this
part of the country. Capital and transportation facilities are what is wanted to
make this the Golconda of the west.
1 Yours truly,
Otter Flat, Oct. 21.       D. Mackay.
The report published two weeks ago
in the Star that W. H. Armstrong had
purchased the McCullough ranch is incorrect. While it is not possible always
to verify reports, yet the one referred, to
had all the earmarks of authenticity
coming from a friend of Mr, Armstrong.
Court  Allows   Application to
Expropriate Land for
the Road.
Charter- Amendments by Government
; Saved District from Graveyard
of Hope.
Before Justice Morrison in Vancouver
last Saturday application was made and
granted to allow the V., V. & E.< to acquire certain lands for right-of-way which
form part of the Columbia & Western
land grant. The C. & W. and the C.P.R
are identical in this case. It is evident
that the C.P.R. intends contesting every
inch of the road to be built by President
Hill of the Great Northern. No reasonable defense can be off^red^foF such obstructive methods, and v^hioh public sentiment so,i loudly condemns. There is
plenty? of room and. tonnage for two or
more railways in the Similkameen and
there is no sense in one company trying
to monopolize the whole of the traffic.
The desperation with which the entrance of the V., V.& E.iinto the Si mil-;
kameen has been fought proves the great
undeveloped wealth of the country which
is so earnestly coveted by the-'rival roads.
The railroad first running into the Similkameen will get the cream of the tonnage and win the gratitude of a long-
suffering people. But, thanks to.the government at Ottawa, the V., V. & E.
charter was so amended that the road can
Brief lets of   News Picked up
on Busy Street and put
Into Type.
Bakery will be Established—Premier
and Land Commissioner will
Arrive Wednesday.
C. Chrisfield has bought a lot on Harold avenue on which he. intends building
a bakery. He is thoroughly proficient
in breadmaking and will devote his time
exclusively to the business.
Placards announcing a visit from Premier McBride accompanied by Hon. R. Fi
Green, commissioner of lands and works;
and L. W. Shatford, member for Similkameen, have been posted about town;
A meeting will be held in the court house
on Wednesday at 8 p.m. at which the
above speakers will be present.
Railroad  laborers  are  paid from $2.50
to $3.50 a day,   according  to the class of
1 work they ar&capable of doing.
Before ~F. W. Groves, J. P., on Wednesday,   A. Johnson   v. O. Rain,  removing
Ipa'rt of wagon without consent, by moon
(light, fined $2.50 with costs.
I Jimmy Steve has been released from
imprisonment before expiry of sentence
for good conduct. He gained liberty on
Oct. 25th but will be under police surveillance to end of sentence, about three
years.  .
W. Brittain  has erected  a cottage on
be   built  in spite  of petty technical ob; } his well located  property   near the court
structions, and Hill's smoke will soon be
ascending      heavenward   ,'in     beautiful
wreaths  from   his "puffing biilies" hauling ore to smelters at Princeton.
The Vernon & Midway is said to be ar
independent line   of all   others.     It is*
backed by New York capitalists.
A. Gosnell and P.   Malone arrived in
town last Saturday from.Nelson, driving
overland  from   Greenwood.     They are
officials of the  Nelson  Brewing Co. and
came  here  to  select and purchase a site
for a brewery in  Princeton.   They were
successful  in  procuring a block of land
near  the   grotto  on  Vermilion  avenue.
The location is one of the best on sale as
it  is  handy  to  the  river  for water and
drainage and has an elevated background
so desirable for unloading purposes.   The
ground  will   be cleared  and graded at
once and  made  ready  for building the
brewery.    Messrs.  Gosnell  and  Malone
are practical and  thoroughly understand
the  brewing business and  have shewn
[good judgment in selecting Princeton as
their   manufacturing   and    distributing
point.    They returned to Nels on on Monday last.
Athol Fraser, for the last couple of
years foreman for E. Voigt on Copper
mountain, has resigned and now leaves
forKaien island, the western terminus of
the Grand Trunk Pacific. Mr. Fraser
leaves the Similkameen rather reluctantly
now that the dawn of great prosperity is
at hand but he has mining and land interests here from which he will benefit,
though absent.
Messrs. Ryder and MeDermott expect
soon to close a contract for 100 feet Of
shafting on a local mine.
F. M. McLeod, barrister, has made a
trip to Roche river recently and has covered much of the intervening country.
He is delighted with all he saw of the
mineral possibilities and enjoyed fresh
mowitch on the dailv bill of fare.
Elections in the new provinces, Alberta and Saskatchewan, took place on
Thursday but returns had not reached
the Star before going to press. It will be
found that the Liberal governments in
both have been sustained although the
contests have been keen and exciting.
The autonomy bill with its liberal education clause satisfies the people, the rabid
tory press and party alone objecting.
Dr. Haanel, superintendent of the
mines branch of the department of the
Interior, has sent to Hon. Frank Oliver
the first of a series of publications on the
economic minerals of Canada. The report deals with mica. Canadian miea
mining has now reached such proportions
as to entitle it to a prominent position in
the mineral industries of the Dominion.
The mica industry employs 550 persons.i
The wages paid last year amounted to
$120,000. Mica has been found in the
Similkameen, but whether it exists in
commercial quantities is not known.
Large deposits of it are found at Tete
Jeaune Cache, north-east of Cariboo.
Prospectors should search for it when in
the hills as it is valuable for many purposes, i ■
The weather indications are favorable
for an open winter, the fall, so far, having been unusually moist. Meteorlogi •
cal observation proves that a light snowfall and open winter invariably follow-a
wet fall. Then there were few berries
and other foodstuff for grouse and squirrel, nature evidently intending these animals to have access to roots and bare
ground during this winter. No snow has
descended to the bottoms as \ et, but the
hoary mantle of winter can be plainly
seen enwrapping the grizzled peaks of
Hope range. Snowfall was earlier the
past three years. '■
It has been known a long time that
there was dramatic talent in Princeton
which only lacked opportunity to prOve
its merit and appreciation by the public.
For a considerable period effort toward
presenting a play devolved upon a few
ladies of St. Cuthbert's guild, until now
some gentlemen of experience on the
stage have kindly come to their assistance. There appears now to be a dramatic revival under way, which it is to
be hoped will not be allowed to lag during the coming winter. A bumper house
is sure to greet the performers on Thursday night, 23rd inst., when one of the
funniest of farces will be presented-Fol-
lowing is the cast ofcliaFaetersT
Scene—A fashionable watering place.
Major Regulus Rattan    -     -    MrAKydd
Victor Dubois       -      -     Mr. Waterman
Mr. Spriggins        - - Dr. Schon
Mrs. Spriggins -        -     Miss Schon
Angelina,their daughter.Miss Grace Lyall
Dalia, wife of Maj Rattan, Mrs. Waterman
Anna Maria, maid of all work, Miss Lyall
After the performance a dance and supper will be given.
Hon. L. P. Brodeur, on his return from
British Columbia, said: "My advice to
young Canadians, both of French and
English origin is, 'Go West." Send wives
for the bachelors, too.
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
—BY--    -
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 furnishe'd 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. "HdWSE""'
conditions—coal and water.
In a recent letter to the Star, J.
F. Leland, M.E., a gentleman of
many years' experience in the western states, as expert and agent for
millionaire Hearst, the mining^mag-
nate, says : " I look forward to the
" day, very soon, when ore will be
" mined here (Princeton district)
I for 25 cents.per ton :. these condi-
",tions cannot be equalled any;
I where."
There are  evidences  that copper
will  become  the   most  useful and
popular of metals.  There is a steady
.increase  in   the  demand, which is
always ahead of production.   Rapid
'advances in electrical appliances for
the  development   of  power,   light
and heat  is  an   increase in the demand for  copper.    No other metal
can at all compare with it iu trans-
missive  capacity.    The  electrification  of railroads' for motive power
has  begun , on . some; of the roads
.leading.from New. York.,;and others
i will  follow  as  tbe  success of this
power, is., demonstrated.
Recently an .'American  railroad
: has.   oj^ered    twenty-five   electric
locomotives, each to weigb.,78 tons,
and developing ,1,600 horse power,
which is greater by 600 horse power
thah'the steam   locomotives now in
use.    The  motors  will  be able to
. maintain   a  speed  of 26: miles an
hour in  local  service, .reaching a
maximum   speed -of   45   miles   an
hour between  stations and hauling
200   tons.  ...In   express;  service   a
speed of 60 to 70 miles.-an hour can
be maintained—witterastrain weighing 250 tons.    The-cohsmnption of
j 'copper- will  exceed treble the pres.-
'ent supply when the railroads begin
-using electric power..
,, The obvious  lessqn.to.be learned
from these  signs of an  impending
' sreat revolution' in locomotive and
manufacturing power   and the con-
' sequent, increased  demand for cop-
, per, is to be   prepared  for the mari-
ket and  its   attendant guod prices.
The Similkameen  offers" an exceptional field for the.'investor  in cop.-
: per properties.'|J When it is considered that this field j is.almost virgin
and has not  yet -produced, a poun^
of's'melted' copper,- there is1 ample
'scope  for  million's"'of capital and
the employment of many thousands
j of   miners  and.  prospectors.     All
-expert  testimony j is - agreed  upon
' the  enormous   copper  ore  bodies.
Not  an instance  is' known   where
' intelligent'prospecting and development  has-be-en—prosecuted that did
, not  confirm  the-..judgment.-of-ex-
j perts as to body and value.    Aver--
| -ageing'-a^ays   are 'much, :higher
than the Boundary? while  the cost
of mining  is   admittedly    cheaper
by reason of advantageous power
Again the rumor is revived that
Premier  McBride   is  to   visit the
Similkameen  soon  and may be accompanied by the  commissioner of
lands and works, Hon. R. F. Green.
The  opportunity  for  these gentle-'
men   to  sec the great resources of
this district and become acquainted
with its needs  should be improved
to the.utmost.    While  it  ought to
be a, minister's  first duty to know
the wants of the people yet there is
no way in which he can accomplish
that" object  with  better effect than
by   personally   seeing  what  is required.     For  instance,   the  gradients on the trunk road are in many
places  too  steep for  freighting at
reasonable rates, and the minister's
attention   being called to the defect
on the spot   it   would give him the
decided    advantage   of   personally
That Watch,
How   is If?
Perhaps your timepiece '.'
has not been giving complete satisfaction of late.
No other establishment in Canada is so
well equipped for.watch
needs as is Diamond
Hall, with its recently
■- enlarged facilitres—
and its half century of
A wooden box in which
to mail your watch to us
will be- sent you free on
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134-138   YONGE ST.
 «§££•>;       I
Royal Banner mineral claim situate in the Osoyoos mining division of Similkameen district.
['Where located : A mile and a half south-east
of Olalla.
Take notice that I, Reginald H. Rogers, agent
for Robert Gaede, free miner's certificate No.
B22579, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown grant of the above claim.
Atid further take notice that action, under sec
tion 37, must^be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate cf improvements.
Dated this 23rd day of September. 1905.
seeing the necessity for improvement. The same thing applies to
other- requirements. \ 'Let some one
accompany the ministers.who can
and will point out to them the'van'-,
ous needs'of this section. It is not
every clay that a' cabinet minister
or a pair of them .comes this way
so there should, be special-effort to
engage their- attention and secure
needed appropriations. Officials of
the board of trade'have a distinct
duty to perform'affecting tbe interests of the town which they should
brjng.;before,-the ministers, one of
which is a suitable location for,a
cemetery.- £|^§f *M'A.
,The  current  B.C.   Gazette contains notice   of the appointment of
Neil Franklin McKay   to   the position   of   Deputy   Commissioner   of
Lands and Works, made vacant by
the   resignation   of   W.   S.   Gore.
Mr. McKay was Premier McBride's
private  secretary.    Mr.   Gore had
been   deputy   thirty-two years.    It
is earnestly   hoped   by   many  that
the  office  will now be made thoroughly up-to-date and business conducted with promptness. --^p
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands' aud Works for. permission tq
purchase 640 acres of mountain pasture land de-
scril ed as follows: Commencing, at the N.E,
corner lot No. 3532 and running 80 chains west;
80 chains north, 80 chains east to the southw.-'st
corner of lot 1825. thence So chains south to point
of commencement. H. A. ENIGHT.
Sept. 25, 1005. W. D. Young, ag't.
Analysis of Coal arid Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Qualify Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
Sixty days after date I,intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands aud 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
chain's to point of commencement.
. A. E. HOWSE.
May 25 1905. .
Also 320 acres more or less of pasture land m
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,   j FRED. A: HOWSE.
May-25 1905-        5s         _: _ '
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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.
Big Kid mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where
located, Aspen Grove camp.
Take notice that I,  F.  W.  Groves, acting as
agent for-Frank  Mansfield, free miner's certificate No. B87508, and  William Smith, free miner's certificate No. B87515 intend sixty days from
the   date   hereof,   to apply to   the Mining Ke
cbr'der   for Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claim. - v • ,
And further take notiee that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements
Dated this 18th day of September,'a.d. 1905/
Twenty-five millions of bushels
of wheat has been received at Wim
nipeg so far this year. When it is
recollected' that last year at this
time the total amount marketed
was. only ii,opo,000 bushels, the
.immense activity of ,t$e western
farmers , of' the present season is
apparent.. This -.year the expected
yield will exceed 100,000,000 bushels.
Roberta, Robert Brvant, Garden City, Mary V.
■    Victor, Falum,-No. 28,  No. 31, No. 32, No. 50
Fr. No. 51 Fr., No. 52, No: 53. No. 66 Fr , Nq.
67, No. 68,- No. 69,  No/70,, No. 71 -and--No;<73
Fr. mineral claims, situate in the. Similka|-
meen mining division of Yale district. Wherp
located : In Voigt's camp.
Take    notice   that .I,   C   JB.   Shaw,   acting
as  agent, for  M. A. Voigt,'free   miner's   ce:-
tificate No.  879944, intend, sixty d.ays from the
date hereof, to apply to the | mining' recorder for
certificates of impf.pvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be .commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 23rd day of August, P .D. 1905,
11-4 , C. JB- SHAW, P.L.S. .
Maple Leaf, Pine Knot Martin, Daisy and Minnehaha mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division  of  Yale • district.
■ Where located,: On Henry creek. ' j$V*>
Take'notice that I, H. S. Cayley. acting as
agent forjohn Gladden, free miner's .certificate
No. B79071 : Edward A".' C.'Studd, free miner's
certificate No; B7Q016 and'Chas. E. Oliver F.M.C.
No. B7Q072, intend, sixty days from, the date
hereof, to apply-to the; mining recorter.-?K>r.
certificates of improvements; for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above cjgims.
And further take 1 otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 2nd day of October, A.D. 1905.
Synopsis of Canadian Northwest
Homestead Regulations.
Dominion Lands in Manitoba or the
Northwest provinces, excepting 8 and 26,
not reserved, may behomesteaded by any
person who is the sole head of "a family,
or any male over 18 years of age,'to the
extent of one-quarter section of 160 acres
more or less.
Entry may be made personally at the
local land office for the district in which
the land is situate, or if the homesteader
desires, he may, on application to the
Minister of the Interior, Ottawa, the
Commissioner of Immigration, Winni
peg, or the local agent, receive authority
for some one to make entry for him.
The homesteader is required to perform
the conditions connected therewith under
one of the following plans :
(1) At least six mouth's residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each'year
for three vears.  )    . .,;•    <  •
, (2) If the father for mother^f the father is deceased) of the. homesteader resides upon a farm in the vicinity of the
lanrl entered for the requirements as to
residence may be satisfied by such person
residing with the father or mother.
(3^ If the settler has h's permanent
residence upon farming land owned by
him. in'the vicinity of bis homestead, the
requirements as to residence'may be satisfied by residence upon the said land.'
Six months' notice in writing should
be given to the Commissioner of Dominion Lands,at Ottawa of intention;to apply
for patent. W. W. CORY.
Deputy of the Minister of Interior.
N.B.: Newspapers inserting this advertisement without authority will not be
paid therefor.
tak..  a}
Fred Keffer, manager of the B.C. Copper Co., was at the Sunset during last
week, leaving for Greenwood on Tuesday.
It is reported that remarkably rich ore
was sti tick by the diamond drill while
at work on the Tinhorn. The drill is
now being moved to the Princess May.
It is rumored that another stamp mill
will be erected at Hedley, the result of
some friction among stockholders in tht-
Daly Reduction Co. and the Yale Mining Co.
J. H. Jackson is suffering from a severe
cold and is confined to his room.
Hon. E. Dewdney and Hilton Keith,
townsite agent at Allison, were passengers on the Nicola stage last Sunday and
were bound for the coast.
H. Swan of Hedley was in town this
week on a visit, having severed his connection with the Daly Reduction Co.
la rue Supreme court of British coiiiiia&i-a.
the  Town of Princeton, subdivision of
Lot  706, Group one,   Osoyoos division
of Yale district.
Before the Honorabl
Mr. Justice Morrison
the 2nd day of
) November,   1905.
Upon the application of the Vermilion
Forks Mining and Development Company, Limited ; upon reading the Chamber Summons issued herein on die 30th
day of October, 1905, and the affidavit oi
E. Waterman sworn and filed in support
thereof, and the exhibits therein referred
to, and upon hearing Mr. C. B. Macneill,
K.C , of counsel for the applicant, the
District Land Registrar of Kamloops
District not appearing although it appeared that he had been duly served with
the said summons and the said affidavit ;
IT IS ORDERED that unless cause be
shewn to the contrary on or before the
23rd day of November, 1905, that the
registered plan or survey of part of the
Townsite of Princeton, subdivisiou of Lot
706, Group i, Osoyoos division of Yale
District, deposited in the Land Registry
Office at Kamloops as Plan 96, be altered
and amended as follows : Closing of Hillside avenue and opening of Billiter ave
nue from Warren street to West side of
Block 41, replotting and changing numbers on Blocks 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 41,
43, 44, cancelling Subdivision Block 42,
street along North east end of Block 35
(not named) and subdividing triangle at
intersection of Fenchurch avenue and
Penryn avenue, said triangle to be included in Block 35, as shewn on the said
Plan 96, and that a new plan of that portion of the said townsite of Princeton as
shewn by said Plan 96 as so altered and
amended be deposited in the Land Registry Office at Kamloops in lieu of the said
Plan 96;
copy of this order when entered, be pub
lished in the Similkameen Star, a newspaper published at the said ^ town of
Princeton, in two consecutive issues
Aulay Morrison, j.
Vancouver, Nov. 3, 1905.
Entered 3rd Nov., 1905, Vol. III. p. 303.
ci en Parle Francais
Princeton, Thurs., Nov. 23
Play begins at 8, followed by
Admission to Play       -       =     50c
"   .      to Dance & Supper 25c
ASSAY OFFICES at Sunset mine is now open
for custom work.   Prices on application.
TENDERS ARB INVITED for the supply of
2OO0 Cords of Wood
or any part of this amount. To be delivered and
stacked at the Company's works at Hedley, B.C.
Tenders are returnable at the office of the Company on or before Nov. 15th, 1905.
Oct 24th, 1905.
THIRTY days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands situated about one-halfmile frcm
Princeton on the south side of Tuiameen river,
commencing at the Princeton townsite line,
And running west 80 chains, south 40 chains,
east 80 chains, north 40 chains, containing 320
acres, more or less.
Oct. 19th, 1905.
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
Bought &Sold
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engioeer
provincial mm $mw\m.
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON.     -    -      B. C.
Corbould & Grant
Barristers, Solicitors, &c.
Ne w Westrainstet, B.C.
,    J. R. GRANT.
[gist an
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C.
~—ti-ie^17^ M
Capital all paid up, $14,000,000.    Best, $10,000,000.   Balance to Profit and
Loss Account, $373,988.     ,  Total iftsets, $135,824,452.
PRESIDENT, Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.C.M.G.
VICE-PRESIDENT Sir Geo. A. Drummond, K.C.M.G.
credited twice a year.
Banking business of
Deposits received from $1
and   upwards.     Interest
Withdrawals without delay.
rery description undertaken.
Ranl^inrr  K-tr  IVS all ■ Deposits  may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ac
DrinKlng  Vy  LJ\.<1U  counts receive every attention.
The Micelst Branch is now Open.
A.W.STRICKLAND, ....       Manager.
BMiMin fin  Mail—-Accounts of parties living at a
tiBaMlSlsIJJ     ifS|      IfS^IIB distance   receive our  special at
tention. Deposits can be made through the mail, and sums added
thereto and withdrawn at any time. Drafts issued payable at all points
in Canada and abroad.
L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to
purchase 160 acres of land, described as follows • Commencing at a post on Skaist creek
about i mile from the Skagit and running south
40 chains, east 40 chains, north 40 chains, west
40 chains to point of commencement.
J. G. McDonald, agt.
Dated Oct. 25, 1Q05.
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.
^^^^^^.pJ^l^    ^^
November ii, 1905
Novbmber 11, 1905
Has now in stock and is constantly receiving large shipments of
and is prepared to supply all
kinds of goods at lowest prices
Man.orders Promptly filed
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Vallance &
MURALO'S 1st quality i
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
sSs^^-SSSg<£j ^'ft<i^^l^<Sfe*ij33tsS_J
gphe I|<S|1 hasfc^n"tii^|ighryrfeliovated afici refitted;
"Everything ' Fbsti^llESSt. •■ *'; '.■v^"!i V'X'' >*\*e
|i|§ JNo pains spared to please the public.
ittxss#[Fable supplied. with-Jbest the" market affords;
Fine Wines, .Licfjiprs and Cigars.
CAPITAL==$8,76o,ooo REST-$3,50o,ooo
Total Resources (Nov. 30, 1904) $91,000,000
^Sm)^mflmWIW^' R^Mdk^m^ a^owe^ on deposits of $1 and
',&G»t™rEmeil®$*& ™*^ ®*--<        upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
o|l Deposits may be made and withdrawn
tail ky mail. Special attention given to this
class of business.    Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.
A General Banking Business transacted.
W. H. SWITZER,       -    : -jjij|      Acting Manager.
PENTICTON BRANCH—A Branch||f Iffis Bank is now open at Penticton.B.C.
Kind Lady—Poor man ! Wouldn't you
like a nice chop? The hobo (suspiciously)—What kind uv a chop,lady ;
lamb or woodshed ?
•'I say, waiter, there are two flies in
this soup !" "Only two, sir? One must
have got away. There were three when
I left the kitchen !"
A Brooklyn public school teacher says
t'hat she once required a pupil to compose
a sentence with the word "dogma" as
the subject. The pupil, a lad of ten.
after some deliberation, submitted his
effort. It read as follows : "The dogma
has five pups."
When a man says he can manage his
wife what does he mean ? He means he
can make her do anything she wants to.
Useful Book—Agent—Here is a book
you can't afford to be without. Victim
—I never read books. Agent—Buy it for
your children. Victim—I have no family,
only a cat. Agent'—Well, don't you need
a good heavy bop.k to throw at the cat
sometimes? §$&
"Dinney's been fired from th' union."
"Phwat for?" "Th' walkin' diligate
saw him goin' up a laddher two rounds
at a time."
"Lockee here, young feller," said Deacon Korntop, "you bin a-makin' up to
our Berthy for rome time." "Yes, sir,"
replied the bashful young farmer. "Waal,
I want ter know ef you're goin' to marry
her." "Gosh, so do I; but 1 jest hain't
got'the spunk to ask her."
Largest Sale in Canada^
11 fln'JBJS'sSS^sSyS*, J 8
|   Chi
I  $*u«uirr-zll
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
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 centsper 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
tirhber 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 Y2 to 1 yi 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 rnay'be acquired
by one individual or company.
Royalty at'the- rate of 10 cents per ton
of 2,ooo;pdniids is- collected  on the gross
output;        '-'fX'- '''•'■■•f,"-iM0'&
Entries for'land 'foragricultural pur
poses may be inade-.perspn.ally at the local
land office for 'the district in which the
land to be taken is situated, or if the
homesteader desires, he may, on application to the minister of the interior at
Ottawa, the commissioner of immigration, at. Winnipeg, or the local agent for
the district-within vvhich'the landis situated, receive authority for some one to
make entry tor him. I     "'vi^ti'-
S A Tee 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 to1.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 requirements 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 toMo-so.
Deputv of the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, Feb. 4,1905.
5|   centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
E. Waterman, W  H. Switzer,
- President. .Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
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British Columbia.
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BE^TIFUi±¥*SlTUATED at the Forks of the Simil-j
kameen and Tuiameen Rifts:' The BUSINESSMEN-!
fpRE for the ?-Mowing Mining Carrips:-^ CoppefoM<kmtain, |
Mennedy Mountain, Friday, Bd#Ider and Granite^ jEr^eks, |
Summit, Roche River,  Upper ^fifameen aijj|f "Aspen  Grove, f
sm ■ m
For the Similkameen Distriot
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Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from
Si«K I* v^trti^^'oWKi* **©;«tt^J-
PRESENT   PRICES   OF   LOTS===From $3.00  to  $10  Per ^Frorit   Foot.   Size of   Lots
50x100 Feet atfi|l||$xioo^ Cash; fealansp Three and Six Tlonths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum. i|i»s|^Si^WiiMM
fcjmL." $$".*       "%sMft'^^'S           '" BKiv* '^! f If j
emtamtwn mtww riir"    lU)U-*Lbtnuoa.   T[p*
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Send for Map and Price List  to
-' iif VjtVK.'i l^'.'-iriV. •'-- -■      "'   .•■
^    G&P    S&P
Resident  Manager
Agents for the CANADIAN ORE CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process^


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