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Similkameen has best quality Coal for heat and gas.
^   ^^ Similkameen nas Dest quality coal tor neat ana gi
It is not luck, but pluck and industry, which make fortunes.
There is nothing: uncertain or problematical about the Similkameen; the last doubt has been removed by the railway committee, its vast
mineral resources will do the rest—Having- energy and small capital the door is now open to an independent livelihood or affluence.
Vol. vi.   No. 15.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, JULY 8, J 905.
$2 a Year, in Advance
MINES AND MINING A
That Bear creek is destined to be a
great ore producing camp is manifest by
its increasing attractiveness as explorations and development work proceeds.
The Law-Armstrong properties are among
the best in the Similkameen and have
reached that stage where machinery is
necessary for further progress. It seems
a pity that these properties should re
main unproductive for want of transportation facilities, especially when it is known
that they are high grade and of large
body. The wagon road now being constructed will permit of initial machinery
. being hauled on it. Assays of $50 have
been obtained from these claims.
j It is estimated Princeton coal will yet
be sold at the coast for $4.50 per ton.
On the Morning Glory and Rideau C.
Haining, J. Holmes and Nels Johnson
have been working steadily and on the
Liverpool and St. Lawrence there is extensive development with very encouraging results. The Liverpool lead is 50
feet wide and has been staked for two
miles and the St. Lawrence lead is 30
feet wide and staked about the same distance. Among those having records on
these leads are Messrs. Bryant, Willerson
Johnson, Cramer and McFarlane. The
Homestake and Orofino show up a 4-foot
ledge of high grade mineral. All these
claims are on Bear creek.
The B.C. Copper^Co. is about to double
its capital stock to $4,000,000 and a New
York financial agent is now looking over
its properties in this province.
SETTLERS WANT ROAD.
The necessity of government aid for
the construction of a road for the settlers
in the Five and One-mile agricultural
'districts has been repeatedly set forth in
petition and discussion as well as urged
by the press.   There can be no valid rea-
;son for withholding from those settlements their undeniable right to a road
when it is known that they are taxpayers
'and struggling to make homes for them-
iS|jves. Some of them have been many
years contributing to the general revenue
of the province for mining certificates
and records, besides the annual poll and
property taxes.   A number of new set-
' tiers have located recently. Some recognition of their value to the country and
' encouragement for their efforts could best
be made by affording them a road on
which to haul their produce. A number of the settlers are firm supporters of
'the provincial government. The department of lands and works has an efficient
' official in the person of Mr. Bate, road
superintendent, and a note of instruction
to him would mightily alleviate the hardships of these people, who have already
' done considerable roadmaking for tbem-
. selves.
LINE VIA TUIAMEEN
Railway Survey Being Made
III for V.,V. & E. Route   i
Up River.
Specialist in Mountain Engineering
Will Make Reconnaisance of
Hope Range.
A. E. Baldwin, Great Northern engineer, arrived in town on Tuesday from St.
Paul and left on Wednesday, going west
via the Tuiameen into the Hope mountains. He was here three years ago and
made a reconnaisance of the Similkameen route to the Hope summit, having
followed chief engineer Kennedy and
Mr. Lupfer in their explorations for a
pass for the V.V. & E. The data then
secured was not definite and as comprehensive as desired, which will now be
amplified by examination of other passes
and continuation of previous preliminary
work.
Mr. Baldwin is one of the eminent men
in his profession and is employed by
railway companies in various parts of the
world in selecting routes. He was recently in Guatemala making choice of
route for a railway across the Andes.
His special knowledge of mountain engineering will find full scope in the Hope
mountains, which has been a stickler for
some engineers and the subject of considerable lay controversy. In any case
the best obtainable pass alone will suffice the needs of the Great Northern people aud Mr. Baldwin is the man to find
it. Guide L. Gibson, wife and Gus.
Savage accompanied Mr. Baldwin.
Engineer Tracy with his party will follow Mr. Baldwin up the Tuiameen with
a preliminary line having moved his outfit from Ashnola and abandoned the
Similkameen line for the present at least.
The line will run up the west fork of the
Otter crossing the divide into the Cold-
water and westerly into the valley of the
Coquihalla which ends at Hope on the
Fraser river, j Snow avalanches are common in the Hope range, to obviate which
will be of much concern to engineers.
Less than the average grade of mountain
railroads in B.C. is expected to be found
to Hope ; although it is a matter upon
which expert opinion is divided.
W. J. Bassett recSyed instructions to
report at Gillespie's, Anarchist mountain, consequently the Wolf creek cut
off is now deserted and remains incomplete. Mr. Bassett is presumably going
to work on construction.
Chief Engineer Kennedy was called
back to Ottawa from St. Paul whither he
ha$S?returned from examination before
the railway committee at the former
place. He is expected at Keremeos in a
few days.
DEATH OF MONOPOLY
Liberal Policy of Open Door and
no Restrictions for Non-
Bonussed Road.
Similkameen   will   have Competing
Railway Line—Liberals Again
Saved Country.
The V..V. & E. bill has passed the
house of commons. That marks another
stage in the precarious life of this much
disputed bill. There is yet one more
crisis in its flickering existence which, if
safelypassed.it will enter into that life
which neither unrighteous politicians
nor the cupidity of monopolists can endanger. The senate can reject the bill
but it is not likely they would strangle
it after the committee and house had become sponsors for it.
• The wildest scenes known in the commons marked each victory for the bill.
The death throes of monopoly were most
violent and hideous. Lobbyists, drunk
with excitement, clung to their minion
members with sickening tenacity. The
Canadian Pacific has always been an
enemy of the Liberals in every election
and the two political parties in the house
have been ranged to a man for or against
a railway into the Similkameen. It was
the tories who gave the C.P.R. enormous
gifts of land and money until it became
the spoilt child of Canada and had the
bold imprudence to attempt to corrupt
parliament. It is hoped it will profit by
the stunning rebuke given.by the passage
of the V.V. & E. bill and in future stick
close to business and leave political matters alone.
Throughout all the vicissitudes of the
bill the member for Yale-Cariboo has
been in the thick of the fight. He has
shown tact and zeal as promoter of the
bill worthy of an old parliamentarian and
has won commendations from even the
Conservative press. Upon the successful
issue of this bill Mr. Ross will have laid
the foundation of a promising political
career.
Premier Laurier has announced that
the government will not put any restrictions on railway companies building in
Canada without public aid or bonus.
Free trade in railways as in commerce is
the Liberal goal.
Greenwood Conservatives have sent a
protest to leader Borden against his obstruction of the bill.
G R. Naden, mayor of Greenwood, has
been appointed purchasing right-of-way
agent on the V.V. & E. Only one holdup is reported so far, and that is on
Anarchist mountain. It will be settled
by arbitration. Messrs. Snapp and Hay-
den, Great Northern townsite agents, were
at Copper mountain Thursday.
! HERE AND THERE.
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Traffic on the roads has increased so
much this year that drivers have trouble
and delay in passing each other on the
narrow highways. It is rathereawkward
for heavy freight wagons to meet, in a
narrow place where there is no turnout
for a long stretch. Warm debates and
sometimes blows among the jehus result
from the disputed right-of-way. When
the railroad is built much of this friction
will disappear, meanwhile the government might put in a few switches for
the teaming public.
Nicola Lake has recently got three
mails per week which it was justly entitled to owing to the changed conditions
brought about by railway construction.
It will not be long until that service will
need to be extended to Princeton apd
way.points as the expansion of the mining camps and railway construction will
wa rrant it.
It. is learned that at Spence's Bridge
the dirt is still hugging dear old earth,
but that it will soon fly.   Let 'er flew !
The bank of Montreal has opened an
agency in Nicola under the temporary
management of G. A. Henderson, manager of the Vernon agency. At present
the office is in the A. E. Howse Co's store
until a bank building is erected. The
bank of Montreal is a household name
throughout broad Canada, being the oldest bank in the Dominion, if not on the
continent of Ame rica—its name is also,
a synonym for strength, safety and surety^
D. Morrison, superintendent of the B.
C. Copper Co. at the Sunset has beeri
familiarizing himself with the coal deposits of this section.
I EVERYTHING GOES."
A local land and mineral magnate
tackled a new arrival the other evening
in the hope of sloughing off some surplus holdings. He dilated on the supe- •
rior situation of his properties, waxed
eloquent on the boundless resources of
the Similkameen, winding up in a peroration on the glorious climate, the whole
being punctuated with expletives of
which he alone is an artist in this neck
of woods. Imagine the orator's collapse
when the listener asked him if he had
corns or ingrowing toe nails as he opened
a box of salve and expatiated in well
chosen words on its curative properties.
The medicine man was interrupted by a
swaggering sheep herder who asked him
if he had anything that would bring back
lost sheep. The corn doctor dove into
his valise and held up a liniment which
he avowed if rubbed on the fences and
trees the scent of it would bring back
the lost sheep. - Magnate and shepherd
bought the great physician's nostrums
and the trio parte'd in good humor—a fine
illustration that "everything goes" in
the west.
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 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
July 8, 1905
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON, B.C
—BV—
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A. E.  Howse, Manager.
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NOTES AND COMMENTS.
The finding of platinum in the
rivers and creeks of the Princeton
district is illustrative of the wide
variety of minerals to be found
here. Granite creek and the Tuiameen river have been especially
productive of this valuable metal.
In the early days of alluvial mining fiere the eager search for gold
caused miners to overlook the then
less precious platinum, much of it
being allowed to waste in tailings.
Now, however, with the greater
demand for platinum and increased
price prospectors and placermen
should pay more attention to its
discovery and production. This
season there' will be unusual low
water in all the rivers and creeks,
due to the light snowfall of last
winter. . The water is now lower
than for many )7ears past at midsummer so there is every probability of extreme low water in the
early fall. The exposure of bar
and bottom will thus'be greater and
rich diggings'of platinum and gold
may reasonably be expected....
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Platinum is  principally found in
the native form   and  in solid rock,
occurring generally-in alluvial sands
i■■ a||gciated with garnets, black sand,
festive  gold  and other heavy min-
Pferals.    It  is  often  combined with
Ssfcopper. and  iron   and  the  ores of
, f'Copper    and   Kennedy  mountains
are known to contain it.    Its color
is a steel gray.    The ordinary riffles
in a gold saving sluiceway will not
• save all of the  platinum   metals to
be found in  ailuvial sand, as some
of the  values  creep, over,  and are
lost.    Nor will the platiu-um^m<*:|§;is
amalgamate  with mercu'^^^ijhout
special  treatment.    There are several,   satisfactory methods  of concentrating  alluvial  sands  so as to
save the platinum metals.    For further information the provincial.min-
eralogist,   W.   F.  Robertson,  Victoria, should be applied to.
There are such large quantities
of black sand observed along the
rivers and creeks of the Princeton,
district that it would seem to be
a natural resource of economic value
worthy ,of investigation. | The very
abundance of these sands^ Has*pVot^l
ably 'beeV the Ca^s^O^^^mlgJrf^'
teresfn£fi"?iaeriu ^ijkJhefe are so
many minerals  het£i,^r^m^m.^Jj^-;
tain of red paint to what  may be
termed a mountain of copper, that
it is difficult to  centralize attention
on any one particular mineral.   Dr.
Day,  chief of the bureau  of mining and  mineral resources  of the
United States    geological   survey,
has this to say regarding the black
sands of the Pacific coast: "The
sands contain a varying, but always
large, proportion ot magnetic oxide
of iron.    It is  this magnetic oxide
of iron ore  with chrome ore which
usually makes sand black, and gives
it its  characteristic  name of black
sand.    Magnetite, pure and simple,
is the  most valuable iron ore we
know.    There  is not  the slightest
doubt that the total amount of magnetite which can be obtained in concentrating   auriferous    sands   will
make up a  steady supply of a uniformly high grade of iron ore sand,
better than  the  iron ore from lake
Superior  and in better mechanical
condition.    The  difficulty of using
magnetic sand  is not as considerable an obstacle-as-the one  already
overcome with the iron ores  of the
lake Superior  region.    The  magnetic sand from any one locality, as
concentrated,   is  particularly  even
of grain,    being  of  such  uniform
character  as   to make its use particularly easy." ,      ^sMA
NOTICE.
International and Constitution mineral claim!,
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.
NOTICE.
The action of the Conservatives
of Hedley in sending a remonstrance to their leader in the house
of commons at Ottawa in which
caution is given to desist from further obstruction of the V.V. & E>
amendments, is a sample of broad-
mindedness which will command
the respect of many persons. To
fling away partyism when a struggle to tbe death is being waged by
a gigantic monopoly with all-powerful political influence is a sign of
intelligent, freedom from bossisni
that is truly encouraging. No sane
man doubts the need of a railway
in the Similkameen and it is incumbent upon everyone to exert his
influence to that end, even if he
has to shake off the fossilized shackles of loyalty to party. The Hedley Conservatives are to be congratulated. .
Premier Eaurier. has made official
announcement that so far as the
government is concerned no opposition will be offered to the V.V. &
E: railway bill. The policy which
the government intends following
in regard to railway companies desiring to build: in British Columbia
without subsidy is one of the "open
door." That is, no restrictions as
to crossing and recrossjng the
international boundary will be imposed and the requirements of the
people as voiced by the unanimous
vote of their seven representatives
in parliament will be granted. It
is consoling toknow that the desti*
ny of the Similkameen is.not.controlled by Borden, Foster or C.P.R.
1VTOTICE is hereby given that sixty, days after
A ^ date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of I.ands and Works for permission to
purchase 320 acres of mountain pasture land de?
scrited'as follows : Commencing at a post marked southwest corner of Henry T. Thrift's purchase, thence north 80 chains, east 40 chains,
south 80 chains, west 40 chains to point of commencement. Situated on Moody's prairie on
Five-Mile creek and adjoining Hugh Finnegan's
preemption on the northSS; <■
June 7,1005. HBNRY T. THRIFT.
NOTICE.
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 4q chains, west 80
chains to point of commencement, in all 320
acres, adjoining C. J. Major's purchase on the
north. R. L. REID..
June 7, 1905. H. T. Thrift, agent..,
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that, 60 days after
date, I intend to appty 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 pbint of commencement.
June 2, 1905. WESLEY, c- GIBSON.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 240 acres mountain pasture
land, described as follows : Commencing .at S.W
corner of lot 1825 thence south 80 chains, east 20
chains, north 40 chains, east 20 chains, north 40
chains to the S.E. corner of lot 1825, and west 40
chains to point of commencement. Situate ip
Osoyoos division at Wolf creek.   W. D.YOUNG.
May 5, 1905.
NOTIGEl
Sailor Jack mineral claim Situate in the Sfmil-
kameen mining division of Yale disfrictj
Where located: On Roche river.
Take n,otice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agentfor J. B. Wood, free miner's certificate Noi
B80546, intend, sixty days from ihe date
hereof, to apply to the. mining recordeffforj
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grant of the above claim.
And further lake 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. 3905.
NOTICE.
'Sivty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 640 acres of mountain pasture land, described as follows: Commencing at
Stuart's S.E. corner and running 80 chains east
to survey post of lot 1402, thence 49 chains south,
40 chains east, 80 chains north, 120 chains west,
40 chains south to point of commencement, 640
acres more or less. M. SPENCER,
June 6th 1905. Locator,
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, to purchase 160 acres of mountain land situate in Yale.
district and Yale division about 1% miles north of
Tuiameen river, • 14 miles rorth west of Princeton, described as follows : Commencing at a post
and running 20 chains north. 80 chains east, 20
chains south, 80 chains west to point of commencement. W. J. GTJINEY, Locator.
May 5, 1905. W*M
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that sixtj days after
date,!'intend to apply to the Hon. the Chief commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
[purchase 80 acres of mountain pasture land de^
scribed as follows: CommEncing at a point 40
chains north of the south-east corner of James
D'Arcy's preemption, lot No. 3527, thence 40
c hains south, 20 chains east, 40 chains north, 20
chains west to point of commencement, in all
80 acres. JaMES D'ARCY.
May 8, 1905.	
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase 100 acres of mouutain pasture land situate
in the Yale division of Yale district and described as follows*: Commencing at a post marked
N.S. corner .of Lot 257 and running 50 chains
south to N.W. corner of Asp's preemption,
thence 50 chains east, 50 chains northwest to
point of commencement, containing 100 acres
more or less.       W. J. MA CGREGOR, Locator.
May 10, IQ05.
NOTICE is hereby given tha't'six'ty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and.Works for permission to purchase
80 acres of land situate in the Osoyoos division
of Y^le district and more particularly described
as follows : Commencing at a post marked S.W.
corner of Burr's preemption and, running 20
chains west 20 chains north, 20chains east and
20 chains south back to point of commencement,
and running 20 chains south, 20 chains east, 20
chains north, 20 chains west back to point of
commencement. E. E. BURR.
April 10,1905.' ' a22
NOTICE.
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
jMisture land : C'ommenclrrt^vat the S.W. corner
oI\Hardwick's pre emption and running thence
40 chains south to S.E. corner of Dickson's preemption, thence 20 chains east, thence 40 chains
north, thence 20 chains -west to point of commencement, containing 80 acres mqre or less.
~.j-. .- ..        RQB'T B. DICKSO'NTapplicant.
May 20, 1905.
NOTICE!
Notice is hereby give in that 60 days from date
I intend making application^), the ehieEeommis-
sioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 160 acres, more or less, of mountain
pasture land in the Nicola division of Yale district, situated at Aspen Grove, as follows i Commencing at a stake at the northwest corner of
lot 1174, thence south 80 chains, thence west 20
chains to boundary of lots 907 and 720, thence
north 80 chains, thence east 20 chains to point of
commencement. ■    M."'DODDS.
Aspen Grove, April 28,1905.
NOIMCE.
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Sixty days after date I intend to apply to.rhe
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission-to purchase 640 acres, more or less,
of pasture land in the Nicola division of Yale
district,.and described as follows : Commencing
at a post at S.W. corner of.lot 1234 thence east 80
chains, north 80 chains, west 80 chains, south 80
chains to point of commencement.
.  A. E. HOWSE.
. May 25,1905.     "-■ ^
, Also. 320 acres more or less of pasture land in
the Nicola division of Yale district, described as
follows : Commencing at a post at the S.E. corner of lot 1232 thence north 40 chains east 80
chains, south 40 chains west 80 chains io point of
commencement. FRED. A. HOWSE.
Ma"y 25) ]9o5.
NOTICE.
'"Phirty days after date I intend to apply to the
* • Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
a license to prospect for coal on the following-
described lands situate in the Osoyoos division of
Yalg.district:
Commencing at a post marked S.E. corner of
lot 2049 and running- south 80 chains, east 80
chains, north 80.chains to point of commencement?- 'containing 640 acres.     M. L- WRIGHT,
Located 3rd Jul e, 1905.    ,   J. M: Wright, Ag't.
NOTICffl
Diamond Dot mineral claim1, si^afe in the Similkameen   mining.;division  of   Yale   district.
Whei* located : On Copper mountain.
Take notice that.I, H. H.'Thomas, free miner's
certificate  No; B72190, intend  sixty  days from
the   date   hereof,   to apply to   the Mining Recorder   for Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claim. .-• | "
And furthet'take notiee that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements,  j
Dated this jbth day of May, A.D. 1905.
'„    ■    . H.H.THOMAS.
NOTICE.
Tinhorn Fractional mineral claim, situate in the
' Similkameen ■ mining  division j of Yale dis-
JSJ-tjact.   Where located : On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W..- Groves acting as
agent for E-E. Burr, free miner'.s certificate No.
B75931, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for certificates
of improvements, for the purpose "of obtaining
Crown grant qf the above claim,        ;  .    '
^nd further-take notice that action, under, section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements..
, Dated .this :20th day of April, 1905'.
NOTICE.
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. Ji.,M. Wright's purchase on the east, and running east 40 chains, north 40 chains, west 40
chains, south 4ochains to post. Tuiameen river
meanderingline on the south. About ten miles
west of Princeton.
J. C. S. CHENHALL, locator,
C. O. French, agiint.
Located May 18,1905. ,-,
INOTICE.
Sixty 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, situated in theFifer Valley, 2 miles
east of J. Burns' One-mile preemption, and running 80 chains north, 80 chains east, 80 chains
south and 80 chains west. J.J. TANGEN,
Located 24th April,-1905. S. Spencer   Ag't.
Also 640 acres, running 80 chains north, 80
chains west, 80 chains south-and 80 chains east.
Located 24th April, 1905..'ajjra
ANDRTA BJERKNESS,
-   ; S. Spencer, Agent.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
The injuries received by Ed Tennyson
at Otter Flat last week in falling from a
horse were much more serious than anticipated at the time of the accident.
Dr. Schon was summoned to the injured
man's side when it was found that he
had lost power of his limbs and body
and but slight hope of his recovery was
entertained He has been removed to
Granite creek where he has careful attention.
A criticism of the Vermilion Forks
Mining & Development Co. in the Mining Record for June will have full and
ample reply in its next issue by E. Waterman, resident manager. Evidently the
Record is not fully informed of the difficulties which a mining and development
company has to face when removed from
railway facilities a distance of 120 miles.
Claude Snowden and John McDonald
began bunch grass haymaking this week.
John T. McConnell and John Innes,
travelling correspondents for a syndicate
of large eastern daily newspapers are
in Nicola, mow and will tour the Similkameen soon.
Paul Pouplier, brewer, of Nelson, was
in town Wednesday looking for a site to
establish a brewery. He is a thorough
master of brewing, having learned the
business in Munich, Germany, a city fa-
niofls for its beer and snaps.
J. C. McRae, of the firm of McRae
Bros. &. Smith, stationers, Greenwood
and Phoenix, is in town with a view to
opening a business if trade conditions
will justify it. Mr. McRae has taken
some fine views of Princeton.
Some good fish stories- have been received from Otter Flat and will appear
in these columns later.
C. F. Law has returned from a trip
to the coast coming back via the Hope
mountains for exploratory purposes.  •
Want of space compels holding over
items of local importance.
Wanted—Waiter and assistant house
keeper at hItEL JACKSON.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,235,000. Reserve fund
and surplus profits, $2,235,000. Interest allowed on Savings bank deposits of
one dollar and upwards from date of deposit to date of withdrawal. A. H.
SKEY, Agent, Kamloops, B.C.
F. M. McLeod
Barrister &
B.C,
f*s
Princeton,
NOTICE,
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.
GORDON E. CORBOULD.
June, 23, 1905. C. M. Snowden, agent.
Also, commencing'at post S.W. corner of Thos.
R. Pearson's purchase and running 40 chains
north, 40 chains east, 40 chains south, 40 chains
west to point of commencement, in all 160 acres
and adjoining Gordon E. Corbould's purchase
. on the jgsMlg THOS. R. PEARSON.
June 27, 1905. C. M, Snowden, agent.
NOMCE.
' Sixty days from date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase twenty actes of mountain land situate in the Osoycos division of Yale
• district'.and described as follows: Commencing*
at the northwest corner of Lot No. 1973, thence,
north 10 chains, east 20 chains,'south 10 chains;
west 20 chains to point of commencement.
May 9,1905. M. K. BROMLEY.
Fancy Goods,
jgars,
recti
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C
GOOD
RIGS
Horses
on hire
Thos.Hunter, Prop., at Hotel Jackson.
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
Map of Surveyed Claims on Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON,
B. C.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase 320 acres of mountain
SSstU're land situated on One-Mile creek north of
lot 819: Commencing at S.W. corner and running 80 chains east, 40 chains north. 80 chains
west, 40 chains south to point of commencement.
JENS TANGEN,
Princeton .Located May 9,1905. S.Spencer, ag't.
ugapsscw
MONTREAL
Accounts    of   parties living   at   a
distance   receive our   special attention.      Deposits  can  be  made  through- the  mail, and sums added
thereto and withdrawn at any time.    Drafts issued payable at all points
in Canada and abroad.
L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
on fierce
CAPITAL—$8,700,000. REST—$3,500,000
Total Resources (Nov. 30, 1904)—$91,000,000.
A Branch of the Bank is now open at Penticton, B. C.
Savings   Bank  Department—Interest allowed on   deposits of $1.00  and  upwards
Banking  by  Mail—Deposits may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Special attention
given to this class of business.
Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.   A General Banking Business transacted.
J. M. CHRISTIE, Manager.
Ra H. ROGERS
M.A., B.C.L.
SOLICITOR
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
VERNON, B.C.
P.O. box 44.
Otter Flat Hotel
CHARLES DEBARRO, Prop.
TULAMEEN CITY, B. C.
Headquarters for Summit, Rabbitt moun-n
-   tain, Tuiameen river, Boulder, Bear and
Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P. O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
July 8, 1905
Wood,
V allance &
Leggat,
HEADdTJARTEES FOR
Siierwii-WSllliis'
TUCHFITS
Limited,
MURALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
VANCOUVER, B. C.
five wses hour
The only Reliable Standard Brand made from the
highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
LAKE OF THE WOOD
MILLING CO.
guarantee that no bleaching
either bv CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
manufacture.
TObWG
Largest Sale in
Tic Viiacewer breweries, ill
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
Cascade Beer   "*£ Alexandra Stout
Queen Beer       £ Alexandra Ale
For sale throug hout British Columbia in all the first -
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
Accept no Substitute.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands aud Works to
purchase 160 acres of mountain land.situate 1
mile north of the Tuiameen river, 14 miles north
west of Princeton, in Yale dsstrict and Yale division, described as follows: Commencing at a
post and running 20 chains south, 80 chains east,
20 chains north, 80 chains west, back to post.
May 5, 1905. C. O. FRENCH, Locator.
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VANCOUVEP, B. C.
NICOLA LAKE
mm.
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.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
w-
BEST IN TBE
mows A g°od M he seEJ
The Electric Process
%2   Subscribe for the
^r\\^<-Y> 'bows £- ^S
1
July 8, 1905
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
SMILES.
Mr. Newlywed—B} the way, dearest
did I ever tell you. about that beautiful
heiress who once wanted me for a husband ? Mrs. Newlywed—No, dear ; you
have never told me a lie yet that I know
of.
Towne—Do you believe in dreams ?
Browne—I used to, but I don't apy more.
Towne—Not as superstitious as you were,
eh ? Browne—O, it wasn't a question of
superstition. I was in love with one
once and she jilted me.
Mrs. J was very nervous and a light
sleeper. One night she thought she detected the odor of gas. For once in her
life she acted bravely.    She got up and
Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Bail way Belt in
the Province of British Columbia.
went downstairs without awakening her
husband. Finding the odor of gas
stronger in the lower floors she ran back
to her bedroom. She shook her dozing
spouse two or three times very roughly,
crying at the same time : "John ! John !
Get up ! The gas is leaking and we will
be smothered to death." "Is it leaking
very much ?" sleepily asked John. ''No;
not so much." "Then put a bucket
under it and come to bed."
Bella—Prof. Muggins tells me that the
first principle of socialism is to divide
with your fellowman. Tom—Not as I
understand it. On the contrary, the first
principle of socialism is to induce your
fellowman to divide with you
"Do you favor government ownership
of railways?" "No," answered the man
who travels. "Some of the porters are
haughty enough now. I don't know
what they would be if they were to loom
up as government officials."
Edith—Poor Pauline ! She was lost at
sea. Lena—Oh, isn't that dreadful !
And she so much wanted to be cremated,
t Mary Ann—I've come to tell you, mum
.that th' gasolene stove has gone oi t.
Mistress—Well, light it again. M; ry
Ann—I can't. Sure it went out through
the roof.
Grinnand Barrett—Hamfatter has just
bought a farm. E- Forest Frost—Does
he know anything about fai ming ? Grinnand Barrett—Goodness, yes ! Why he
played in "The Old Homestead" and
"Way Down East" for years.
Women in France may wear trousers;
in public by paying 50 francs yearly for
the privilege.
For CONNOISSEURS Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
R.P.RITHET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
A LICENSE to cut timber can be acquired only at public competition. A
rental of $5 per square mile is charged
for all timber berths excepting those situated west of Yale for which the rental is
at the rate of 5 cents per acre per annum.
In additiou to the rental dues at the
following rates are charged : Sawn iumber, 50 cents per thousand feet B.M. Railway ties, eight and nine feet long, l~~
and \}i cents each. Shingle holts, 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 lA to i]4 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 cQtnpany. .  .
Royalty at the rate of 10 cents per ton
of 2,000 pounds is collected on the gross
output.
Entries for land for agricultural purposes may be made personally at the local
land office for the district in which the
land to be taken is situated, or if the
homesteader desires, he may, on application to the minister of the interior at
Ottawa, the commissioner of immigration at Winnipeg, or the local agent for
the district within which the land is situated, receive authority for some one to
make entry for him.
A fee of $10 is charged for for a homestead entry.
A settler who has received an entry for
a homestead is required to perform the
conditions connected therewith under
one of the following plans:
1. At least six months' residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
during the term of three years. It is the
practice of the department to require a
settler to'bring 15 acres under cultivation, but if he prefers he may substitute
stock; and 20 head of cattle, to be actually his own property, with buildings for
their occupation, will be accepted instead
of the cultivation.
2. If the father (or mother, if the father is deceased) of any person who is
eligible to make a homestead entry under
the provisions of the act, resides upon a
farm in the vicinity of the land entered
for by such person as a homestead, the
requirements of the Act as to residence
prior to obtaining patent may be satisfied
by such person residing with the father
or mother.
3: If the settler has his permanent'residence upon farming land owned by him
in the vicinity of his homestead, the re
quirements of the Act as to residence
may be satisfied by residence upon the
said land.
Application for a patent should be made
at the end of three years before the local
agent, sub agent or a homestead inspector.
Before making an application for a
patent the settler must give six months'
notice in writing to the commissioner of
Dominion lands at Ottawa, of his intention to do so.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, Feb. 4,1905.
3RINCETON   BOARD    OF   TRADE—Rooms
K^'S'centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
F. W. Groves E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
H. Co wait, Treasurer.
f the ha« ORTTHE M5C0RMICR is
WBM
The McCormick has been awarded the palm of excellence by reason of
its superb and splendid work in the grain and grass fields of the world.
Write to-day for beautifully illustrated book, printed in colors, entitled
"It Takes the Palm," which will be supplied free to any one interested
in harvesting machines. You are cordially invited to call and see
the machine.
For Sale by the A. E. HOWSE CO., Ld.
CitfP'Y
NICOLA LAKE, & PRINCETON,
M&Hc
tmvT-45
Of excellence which characterize the
McGORMICK
p§ LINE   OF   MOWERS
are symetrical and staunch main frame, simple and
powerful gears, perfect and frictionless bushings, direct
stroke pitman, and long steel wearing plates for the
- knife. The McCormick line of mowers embraces the
Vertical Lift, New 4, New Big 4, and Little Vertical.
These machines are illustrated and described in detail
in the McCormick book for 1904, "It Takes the
Palm, "which will be supplied £ree upon request. -
Sold by A. E Howse Co.
J
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July 8, 1905
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Q^fUtlFULXY SITUATED at the FprW the Sirml-
J--/ kamccn and Tuiameen Rivers. THe BUSINESS CENTRE for tl^e following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain,
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder arid Granite Creeks,
-Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
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PRESENT PRlCfig OF COTS—From $3.00 to $10 Per IFrorit Foot. Size Of Lots
§0x100 Feet and ,33x106 .Feetv Terms—One-Third dash; Balance Three and Six nbnths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum.
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Send for Map and Price List  to
sm Ernest I Waterman, & 1'
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VERMILION    FORKS   MINING   AND   DEVELOPMENT   CO'Y
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Agents for the CANADIAN ORE CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)
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