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 Princeton Coal is clean; a perfect Domestic Fuef.
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. 34.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, J905.
$2 a Yearr in Advance
m
■m
MINISTERS ON TOUR
Premier, Chief Commissioner
and the Local Member
Visit Princeton.
Will give Requirements of this Section "Careful Consideration"—
Address Presented.
Hon.   R.   McBride, Premier ; Hon. R.
Green,    Commissioner   of     Lands   and
)  Works and  L. W. Shatford,   M.P.P., ar-
I   rived in   Princeton   last Wednesday on a
tour of the  Similkameen.    Tuesday evening they were  entertained at a banquet
given  by  Conservatives at Hedley.     A
deputation received them on their arrival
and   dined    them   at   the   Hotel   Jack-
• son.    At 8 o'clock a meeting was held in
j the court  house,  E.   Waterman  in  the
' chair.
A committee, appointed by the Board
of T:ade, consisting of President Wat
erraan, C Willerson, C. E. Thomas, D.
Morrison and F. W. Groves presented an
address, as follows: "We, .the under
signed, having been selected by the
Princeton Board of Trade to present to
your notice the absolute necessity of the
improvements and extensions on the
roads and trails hereunder mentioned :
1. Extension of Copper Mountain road
from Wolf creek crossing to Copper
mountain, along the lines of Mr. Kil
leen's survey to Voigt's camp, thence up
Lost Horse gulch to Princess May mineral claim, the section of the road already
constructed between Wolf creek crossing and Voigt's camp being useless for
freight hauling owing to excessive heavy
grade, a four-horse team being only capable of hauling iooo pounds at a load.
Distance, about five miles.
2. Reconstruction and reduction of
grade on main trunk road from Allison
to Holmes' Flat, the present grade being
excessive and dangerous and curves too
short.    Surface of road also badly needs
. repairing.
3. Construction of about three miles
of wagon road from One-Mile crossing to
•Five-Mile range.
4. Extension of One-Mile road to
Aspen Grove, seven miles being already
constructed The completion of this
road would shorten the distance between
Nicola and Princeton some 15 miles.
5. Fresh grade to be constructed on
Kennedy mountain trail, from mouth of
Whipsaw creek to Gus Pouwell's cabin,
a distance of about two miles.
6. The estatm?hment of a sub-land
office in Princeton, with power to issue
records in the Similkameen, Nicola and
Yale divisions of Yale district. General
plan of all surveyed lands to be supplied.
The establishment of this office will save
much time  and confusion in the transaction of business."
The chairman called upon Judge Murphy to address the meeting as a "curtain-
raiser" to the proceedings. Mr. Murphy
referred to his former appearances before
Princeton audiences and to his campaign
with Mr. Shatford in the last provincial
elections. He said Mr. Shatford had
worked most emphatically for a railway
and soon the echoes of the locomotive
whistle would b? reverberating through
the canyons of the Similkameen ; thus
the rumble of commerce would create
such an awakening as would raise B.C.
to one of the brightest stars in the galaxy
of empire. With the vast mineral wealth
of the Similkameen to develop and extract and transportation assured he believed the day of prosperity was at
hind. The Judge made a forcible twenty-
minute speech and was well received.
L. W. Shatford', M.P.P., was iutro
duced by the chairman. He said that
the Hon. Mr. McBride was the best pre
tnier that British Columbia ever had and
that the Hon. Mr. Green was the best
commissioner to administer the de
partment of lands and works in an
efficient manner. A surplus had been
shown under the present administration
which wonld be increased if the Dominion government would grant the requests
of this province and do what is right.
While the taxes had increased in some
instances, in others they were lowered.
The school act was one of the most important measures introduced last session
and was necessary to lighten the burdens
of the treasury. Assisted schools will
remain as before, excepting they will
bear all incidental expenses from the
locality. Appropriations for roads and
trails had been made and he desired to
see good roads for all the people. He
had obtained a larger appropriation for
the Similkameen than had been received
by any other district in the province.
Regarding the railroad, he had worked
in season and out of season to secure the
construction of the V..V.&F, and he
believed his work was responsible for its
being built. He considered the Nickel
Plate at Hedley the banner mine of the
world. Fruit raising would develop
when transportation was established.
He had carried out all his promises to
the electors and would endeavor to get
money granted for the requirements
sought in,the address.
Premier McBride expressed thanks for
his cordial reception and complimented
the committee and board of trade for the
businesslike manner in which their petition had been drafted. To him the requests seemed most reasonable and would
be granted in so far as the treasury would
permit. If eveMthing was not granted
that was asked for he hoped the people
would be patient and rest assured that
their, petition would have the careful
consideration of the government. He
said the government had borrowed money
in the province at 5 per cent instead of
going to the old countrv at great expense of travel and commissions. He
made no boast of being a statesman.
However, the credit of the country was
good and the taxes had been leyied more'
heavily upon tbe rich corporations, land;
values had increased, railway companies
were tumbling over each other to get into
the Similkameen, all of which was due
to the government. He urged continued
support of Mr. Shatford and complimented his good friend Judge Murphy for his
attendance at this meeting.
Hon. R. Green referred humorously to
his stature and stated that this was his
first visit to Princeton and the Similka-
meeu. He said that he had no objection
to being quoted as saying that the mining and agricultural possibilities of the
Similkameen were the best he had seen
in the province. He had considerable
experience in mining and he predicted
great mineral development in this section. Times are better than ever before
and the country was prosperous. A
change had been made in the assessment
act and in future an assessor wouln assess
property on the spot. As to the requirements enumerated in the address and
read by Mr. Thomas he promised to give
them his careful consideration. There
were difficulties as to the establishment
of a sub-land office which he foresaw but
his earnest attention would be given to
it. He spoke of the timber regulations,
school law and provincial finances, bespoke continued support of Mr. Shatford
and thanked his good friend Judge Murphy for his speech. At the conclusion
of his speech he was asked by Mr. Trodden if the railway company could leave
a road impassable, which was answered
iu the negative.
A vote of thanks to the speakers was
moved by F. M. McLeod seconded by S.
Pearce and a vote of thanks was also tendered the chairman. The meeting dis
missed by singing "God Save the King."
Hon. Mr. Green received a number of
gentlemen who sought explanations for
delays, &c, in his department. There
were about fifty present. The meeting
was orderly throughout and void of demonstration or enthusiasm.
A. Murchie, photographer^.oc -will be-
sejen-by-h-is-ad-vA-, has located in Prince;
[ton and is prepared to fill orders, x His
work in this vicinity during the past few
months has given excellent proof of his
ability in the aesthetic art of photography. He has taken some very realistic
views of scene and landscape in the east
and in B.C., also portraits of prominent
politicians and other personages throughout the country. See his beautiful views
of B.C. scenerv. a?
Rex v. Tremblay—This case is a charge
for not accounting for partnership proceeds. Trial adjourned till Monday at
10 o'clock.
RIVAL FORCES MEET
Mob Interference with Building
of Railway may Lead to
Pitched Battle.
Authorities Slow to Put Forth Strong
Arm of Law, Meanwhile People
are Indignant.
It appears that mob law is in force at
Midway and that the C.P R. is prepared
to resist V.,V. & E. construction even at
the price of innocent blood of the navvies. An effort.is being made to close all
the saloons, fearing that a murderous riot
may result if left open. The affray is a
disgrace to the province and should be
stopped.by military intervention. The
righteous indignation of the Similka-
meenites is aroused over quibbling obstruction and an armed force could be
readily got together to make straight the
crooked work at Midway.
Arthur Hickling in an interview at Nelson on Nov. 8 stated that Porter, Bros,
had several grading outfits north of the
boundary between Keremeos and Night-
hawk.
Ben Baker has been clearing off his
two business lots on Bridge street, thus
putting them into shape for the boom
drawing nearef- with every sunrise.^Ben"
ie a pioneer of Princeton and deserves a
bountiful reward for "staying with it"
so long—he will get it.
Leo McMullen has moved his family
to the Nickel Plate mine at Hedley where
he is employed.
The large store for the A. E. Howse Co.,
Ld., is fast nearing completion by contractor Wilson. It will be one of the
largest stores in the interior of the pro- j
vince and will have latest modern improvements for lighting, heating and general equipment.
The Highland mine of Ainsworth has
been purchased by P. Burns and W. J.
Wilson. Ore returns are 60 per cent,
lead and 30 ounces of silver.
The death of James Orr at St. Joseph's
hospital, Victoria, on the 6th inst., removes a historical figure from this province. He had filled many publie positions as an official and as member of the
legislative assembly. He was the son of
an Episcopalian clergyman and was born
in Liverpool, 1826, and came to Canada
six years later, receiving his education in
Ontario. Mr. Orr was well known in the
Similkameen and was here last year in
search of a lost mine. He leaves a wife
but no children.
A. E. Simpson,  of Leicester,  Eng.,  is )
in town, prospecting, and expects to lo- I
cate here permanently.    He is a fellow
of Rugby and a footballer.
$
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
November 18, 1905
THe Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C.
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. B.  Howse, Manager.
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
One Year,
Payable in Advance.
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Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
:   Legal notices io and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
GOVERNMENT LIFE INSURANCE
The startling revelations made
by the legal investigation into the
affairs of the Equitable and Mutual
life insurance companies of New
York is a matter of serious concern
to all patrons of life insurance companies. In Canada there are
twenty life companies of home origin, some of which spend over 50
. per cent, of their receipts in management, while, as in the case of
the Confederation Life, only 20 per
cent, is spent. Some explanation
is due to the public as to the cause
of this great inequality in expense
of management. A large amount
of life insurance is carried in the
Similkameen and policy holders
would like to know why all companies are not as economically managed as the one mentioned. Much
or little the cost comes out of the
policy holder and a parliamentary
enquiry should be made to inform
the public of the dangers of an extravagantly managed company. Canadians do not want a repetition of
the huge peculations disclosed by
the New York companies and the
best way to avoid it is by nipping
in the bud any attempt to rob
policy holders.
Lately an enquiry by the state of
New York has been carried on
through the grand jury into the
business of som'e'of these insurance
companies. Following are a few of
the facts brought out : Mutual Life
Insurance Co., R. A. McCurdy,
president; R. H. McCurdy, son of
the president, has received as com-
- missions on sale of policies, $1,705,-
681. Louis A. Thibaud, son-in-
law of president, has received $920,-
113, while the president's salary is
$110,000. The rug in the presi-
presideut's office cost $12,000.
President's interest in the company's foreign business (commissions)
brings him in $200,000 per year.
New York Life—John A. McCall,
President, fj Metropolitan Life —
John R. Hegeman, President. McCall borrowed from Metropolitan
$75,000at \x/z per cent, interest and
Hegeman borrowed from the New
York Life $50,000 at 1^ per cent,
interest. McCall is a director of
the Metropolitan. Andrew Hamilton received the handsome sum of
$476,925   for  looking after legisla
tion in certain states. "He was expected tcT deal with the men who
could produce the results."—Mc-
Call's own words.
When it is known that salaries
as high as $100,000 are paid officials
yearly it is certain that the policy
holder is not getting a fair return
for his money. And here the question arises of a life insurance organization owned and controlled by
the government for tbe sole benefit
of the people. There is no reason
wh}' the enormous profits of life
insurance should be squandered
on a 10,000-dollar rug for the president to place his slippery feet upon
while some poor struggling policy
holder is in straits to meet his payments on such policy. The disparity is too great even in a much
less luxurious management. By
instituting governmental life insurance there would be no necessity for
superannuations, charity votes of
money to civil servants or ministerial pensions, besides, if insurance were made compulsory it would
provide against pauperism. The
Liberal government at Ottawa has.
undertaken public ownership of
telephones and telegraphs, now the
wider field of government life insurance is open to them for consideration and action. These crude
suggestions are made in the hope
that an abler pen may be induced
to take up the agitation for government life insurance.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
"Here's to the knocker, the faint
hearted knocker, the, knocker so
helpless and blue; who is always
crying and never is trying some
good for his town to do. No use
to correct him, nor need we expect
him to get to the front like a man ;
for while others rustle, he'll . sit
and hustle objections to raise to
each plan."—Ex. If there are any
improvements to make in the town
don't knock them, even a sidewalk
would mean a few dollars of money
expended and the employment of
idle men who need a grubstake.
Don't knock, but boost every effort
for the betterment of the town.
As was to be expected the elections in Alberta proved a crushing
answer to all the arguments of the
opponents of the autonomy bill and
its much abused educational clause.
The Liberals have secured twenty-
one out of the twenty-five seats.
Russia's constitution fs being
written in blood. That is generally the price paid for freedom.
Even in more democratic countries
than Russia liberty is not attained
without a struggle. A struggle'is
now going on to build a railway
into the Similkameen and bloodshed
has occurred at Midway for the
liberty required to build a railway.
Where is the militia ?   ■/-'-
aga»3ff.c^iiwre^:M3^ra?rai^i
Matronly
Jewels
The Amethyst has been
referred to as the | Matronly Jewel "—and the
epithet is undoubtedly
apt.
The new Diamond Hall
has an unusually extended range of Amethyst
Brooches, Pendants,
Rings, Necklets, etc.
One Brooch of 'compelling beauty consists
of a large Amethyst surrounded with 30 Whole
Pearls—the price being
$32, postpaid.
RYRIE BROS.
NOTICE^
nner mineral claim sitS£t&£u 'he (
00s mining divfettpn of !%!«S5^i™w" district.
WhereJpcated : \ mil.eigpa a-half south-east
of Oiaffiy    .f^^i      w.
Take notice that I, Reginald H. Rogers, agent
for. Robert Aiaede,, free miner's cewpfieate No.
B22579, intend sixty days from the dale hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown grant of the above claim?
.find further take notice that action, under sec
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 23rd day of September. 1905.
R. H. ROGERS.
GOOD
"TOgs
Horses
on hire
Thos. Hunter, Proprietor,       CvrK
NOTICE.
1MOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
* ^ date I intend to apply to the Chief Commis;
sioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 640 acres of mountain pasture laud 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 80 chains south to point
of commencement. H. A. KNIGHT.
S.ept. 25, 1Q05. W. D. Young, ag't. ;
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lauds 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. corneF of lot 1234 thence east'So
chains, north 80 chains, west 80 chains, south 80
chains to point of commencement.
A. E. HOWSE. '-.
•May 25 1905.
Also 320 acres more or less of pasture land in
the Nicola division of Yale district, described as
follows: Commencing at a post at the S.E. corner of lot 1232 thence north 40 chains east 80
chains, south 40 chains west 80 chains io point of
commencement.   . FRED. A. HOWSE.
May 25  1905. : .
NOTICE.
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 miller's certificate No. B87515 intend sixty days from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Re
corder for Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claim..
And further take notiee that action, under sections?, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch certificate of improvements
Dated this 18th day of September, a.d. 1905.
NOTICE.
Roberta, Robert Bryant, 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 , No.
67, No. 68, No. 69, No.' 70, No. 71 and No. 73
Fr. mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where
located : In Voigt's camp.
Take notice that I, C. .33. Shaw, acting
as agent for M. A. Voigt, free miner's certificate No. B7994$f intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
certificates of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 23rd day of August, .A.D. 1905.
11-4 C. JB SHAW, P.L.S.
NOTICE.
Maple Leaf, Pine Knot Martin, Daisy and Minnehaha mineral claims, situate in the Simil-
kameen mining  division  of  Yale  district.
Where located : On Henry creek.
Take notice that I,  H. S. Cayley. acting as
agent for John Gladden, free miner's certificate
No. B79071 : Edward A.  C.  Studd,  free miner's
certificate No. B79016 and Chas. E. Oliver F.M.C
No. B79072, intend,  sixty days from    the    date
hereof,   to  apply  to  the   mining recorder for
certificates of improvements, for  the.purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take 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.
THE  VANCOUVER  ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATIUUM: Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
The only Reliable Standard Brand made TrOro the
highest grade'of Manitoba
hard wheat,
Ji
MILLING CO.
guarantee that no bleaching
either bv CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
manufacture.1
Accept no Substitute.
Synopsis of Canadian Northwest
Homestead Regulations.
ANY EVEN NUMBERED section; of
Dominion Lands in Manitoba or the
Northwest provinces, excepting & and 26,
not reserved, may behomesteaded by any
person who is the sole head ot a fatnijy,
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 month's residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
for three years.
(2) If the father (or mother, if the father is deceased) of the homesteader resides upon a farm in the vicinity of the
land entered for the requirements as to
residence may be satisfied by such person
residing with the father of mother.
(3") If the settler has h's permanent
residence upon farming land owned by
him in the vicinity of his 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 Ministter of Interior.
N.B.: Newspapers inserting this advertisement .without authority will not be
paid therefor. , -£{&■   "
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NOVBMBER   18,   I905
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Messrs. Baker & Broadfoot are hard at
work clearing the ground for the brewery to be erected by Nelson capitalists.
J. H. Jackson is superintending the work
and  expects  orders  to proceed with the
^structure when the ground is levelled for
'the foundation.
Come and forget your cares at the
comical play, "Ici en parle Francais"
on Thursday next at 8 p.m.
A. MURCHSE la"Scs
PHOTOGRAPHER »"""»•Sc
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camps.
Address   -    PRINCETON, B.C.
m.auinmT-inrTim'n- 1,-wii-wTrJni O^IULUMTJCX
Wanted to Purchase
FARM IN SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY, bottom
lands preferred Owners only reply. Give full
particulars of location. Price for cash and price
for part cash with term's, improved or unimproved.       Address
T. CRAVEN,
378 Arnold Ave., Fort Rouge
Winnipeg, Man.
NOTICE.
Notice is herely given that sixty days from
date I intend to apply to the Honnrab'e Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 160 a.rc^ of mounta.u laud
situated in the Similkameen land division of
Yale district. Commencing at a post 4c chains
east of C. C.Clay's S.W. corner, thence south 40
chains, thenct "west 40 chains, thence north 40
chains, thence east 40 chains to point of commencement. J D. YOUNG, Locator,
per W. D. Young.
Dated 8th November, 1905.
NOTICE.
THIRTY davs 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 situeted about one-half mile frcm
Princeton on the south side ot Tuiameen river,
commencing at the Princeton townsite line,
Aiid running west 80 chain*, south 40 chains,
east 80 chains, north 40 chains, containing 320
acres, more or less.
C. SUMMERS.
Oct. loth. 1005.
la me sujireiiie cwt of BfHSsto colraDia.
IN
THE    MATTER   OF  THE  LAND
REGISTRY   ACT   1897, AND
AMENDING ACTS,
AND IN THE   MATTER   OF a map ot
the  Town  ot Princeton, subdivision of
Lot  706, Group one,
of Yale district.
IN CHAMBERS :
Before the Honorable
Mr. Justice Morrison
Osoyoos division
THURSDAY,
the 2nd dav of
November,    1905
UNDER AUSPICES
ST. CUTHBERT'S GUILD
THE ONE-ACT FARCE
Ici en Parle Francais
PRESENTED AT
Princeton, Thurs., Nov. 23
Play begins at 8, followed by
Dance and Supper
Admission to Play       =       -      50c
« to Dance & Supper 25c
VIVE  LE  ROI.
Assay Off ice.
ASSAY OFFICE at Sunset mine is now open
for custom work.   Prices on application.
EEAL
ESTATE and
MINES
Bought&Sold
anxtavasxix «.*, amrrtrj
Upon the application of the Vermilion
Forks Mining and Development Company, Limited ; upon reading the Chamber Summons issued herein on the 30th
day of October, 1905, and the affidavit of
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 ou or before the
23rd day of November, 19Q5, that the
registered plan or survey of part of the
Townsite of Princeton, subdivisiou of Lot
706, Group 1, 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 avenue from Warren street to West side of
Block 41, replotting and changing numbers on Blocks 33, 34, 35. 38» 39. 4°. 4*.
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;
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that a
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
therepf.
Aulay Morrison, j.
Vancouver, Nov. 3,1905.
Entered 3rd Nov., 1905, Vol. Ill, p. 303.
W.M.
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
Correspondence
Solicited.
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
ining Engineer
ivi
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON.     -    -      B. C.
Corbould & Grant
Barristers, Solicitors, &c
NewWestminster, B.C.
G. E. CORBOULD, K.C.
J..R. GRANT.
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Druggist and Stationei
HEDLEY, B.C.
Books,
Stationery and
Cigars, Pipes and
Confectionery.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at EAIEVIEW, B.C.
Capital all paid up, $14,000,000.    Rest, $10,000,000.   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.
GENERAL MANAGER. E. S   Clouston.
HEAD OFFICE—MONTREAL.
j Bank Department ^°Z^d biZZ
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
Ra«lr!nfv Kir   IVI ail   Deposits may be made and withdrawn by mail. ' Out of town ac
DdIlIVlIl£   Uy   ITldSl  counts receive every attention.
The Nicola Branch is now Open.
A. W. STRICKLAND, ....       Manager.
BANK OF
HEAD OFFICE IN CANADA
'am }**-*•%* ,<a
MONTREAL
K4feir&3/Im4l     fill      IMS'S&il        Accounts    of   parties living   at   a
tililaaiBt|     HF*|      ITk'uSII 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.
HEBLEY BRA^QH
L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
NOTICE.
; 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
labout'i mile from the Skagit and running south
40 chains, east 40 chains, north 40 chains, west"
40 chains to point of commencement.
N. J. LINDSAY,
J. G. McDonald, agt.
Dated Oct. 25, IQ05.
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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 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
November 18, 1905
J. A.-SCHUBERT, wood,
Has now in stock and is constantly receiving large shipments of
General Merchandise
Vallance &
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Sherwin-Williams'
Paints
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and is prepared to supply all
kinds ot goods at lowest prices
Nail orders Promptly Filled
STORES AT
PENTICTON and HEDLEY
Leggat,
Limited.;
VANCOUVER, B. C.
MIRALO'S 1st quality
Gold Water Sanitary Calcimo
DRIARD HOTEL
NICOLA LAKE
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BEST IN THE WORLD
The Electric Process
The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
Everything First Class.     |||
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Winest Liquors and Cigars.
TELEPHONE'§ BATH.        >jfi
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
ihe Cana
fiimerce
"Worth mg
ABOUT
PRINCETON, B.C.
CAPITAL==$8,7oo,ooo REST==$3,5oo,ooo
Total Resources (Nov. 30, 1904) $91,000,000
THE   SUPERIOR
QUALITY OF
Savimis. BanklDterest aHowed on deposits of ^and
**& upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
Rflfl till 0" hv   Mail DePosits may be made and withdrawn
jidiiiuiig vy ifidii by maiL SpedaI attentkm given to this
class of business.    Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.
A General Banking Business transacted.
W. H. SWITZKR,       -       - Acting Manager.
PENTICTON BRANCH-A Branch of this Bank is now open at Penticton,B.C.
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NbVBMBER  18,   I905
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
SMILES.
Uncle John—My goodness, Tommy,
you eat an awful lot for such a little fellow. Tommy—I 'spect I aren't so little
as I looks from the outside.
"How is your father getting on with
his riding lessou.s?"..„."Very ,well I w^e
children are allowed to watch him now."
' A fine specimen of the Taurus Hiber-
nicus made its appearance in the police
court the other day. • "You ducked your
head,'' said the magistrate to Patrick
Lane, whotcharged Mike Kavanagh with
shooting at him. "Faith, and I did.your
worship. It's better to be a coward for
five minutes than to be dead all your
lifetime."
Ethel—And are you sure you love me,-
George ? George—Sure ? Ask my boss.
He says if I don't stop this dreaming all
day long he'll discharge me,
Fond Wife—You'll think of me sometimes while you are away, dear ? Fond
Hubby—Not likely. Didn't the doctor
say I was to go away for my health and
avoid all worry?'
"Well," said the tailor, "I can make
that suit for you $30 or $90." "Er—what
do the two prices mean ?" asked Slopay.
"Cash or credit," replied the tailor.
'Conductor—Why don't you get up and
give that lady a seat ? Passenger—She
might say "Thank you," and I have a
weak heart.
Largest Sale in Canada
*n_        "»up»>en.i. " "-■*B5SZ<     1 von
For  CONNOISSEURS Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
R, P. RITBET & CO., Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C.,
Sole Agents*
Synopsis   of Regulations   Governing
Jhe^JDisposal.of^D.QminiQn 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 ium-
ber, 50 cents per thousand feet B.M. Railway ties, eight and nine feet long, 1%
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 n©
timber can be cut on'a berth until the
licensee has made a survey thereof.
Permits to cut timber are also granted
at public competitioh,wexcept 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 J^ to iJS^ cents per lineal foot
for building- logs ; from 12^ to 25 cents
per cord for wood; 1 cent.for fence posts;
3 cents for railway ties; and 50 cents per
cord on shingle bolts.
Leases for. grazing purposes are issued
for a term of twenty one years at a rental
of two cents an acre per annum.
Coal lands may be purchased at $10 per
acre for soft coal and $20 for anthracite.
Not more than 320 acres may be acquired
by one individual or company.
Royalty at the rate of 10 cents per ton
of 2,000 pounds is collected on the gross
output.
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 applica
tion to the minister of the interior at
Ottawa, the commissioner of immigr
tion at Winnipeg, or the local agent for
the district within vvhich the land is situated, receive authority for some one to
make entry tor him.
A fee of $10 is charged for for a homestead entry.
A settler who has received an entry for
a homestead is required to perform the
conditions connected therewith under
one of the following plans :
1. At least six months' residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
during the term of three years. It is the
practice of the department to require a
settler to bring 15 acres under cultiva
tion, 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.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy of^the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, Feb. 4,1905.
ORINCETON   BOARD    OF   TRADE—Rooms
'     centrally  located.    Membership., solicited.
E. Waterman, W  H. Switzer,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
:LIM1TED
NICOLA and PRINCETON
Just arrived
one car
o arnv
one car
'■P^'f'
also one car
THE:
rLIMITED
NICOLA and PRINCETON
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
NovSmb?r i8, 1905
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The .Town of
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BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tuiameen Rivers.   The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Oaiilj^~^,^pp^]^ul{t^|ii,y'
Kennedy,  Mountain,   Friday, Boiiider arid Granite Creeks,
^mmipj^oche River,  Upper T^ulameen and Aspen Grove.
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Government
For the Similkameen District
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FINE   CLIMATE   AND
'OFlf WATER
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from
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PRESENT PRIDES Op LOTSi«F%om $3.06? to $iof Per [Front Foot. Size of Lots
50x100 Feet and 33x100 Feet. Terms=«=One^Tjhfft'd Casffi^iiiatjfee^tiree and Six Tlonths
with Interest at Six^Pfer 0etit PerrAnnum.
tiOl^ Jlil3~ ^•P^S^S^'v^^l^S
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Send for Map and Price List to
^ ^ ERNEST! WATMMAN, ^■
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Bfcsideni| Manager
VERMELION^ FORJS 'MINING AND   DEVELOPMENT   CO'Y
Agents for the CANADIAN ORB CONCENTRAT|iSf 'trMtTED (ElrMe Oil Process.)
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