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Similkameen is the cynosure of all eyes.
The Pen is Mightier than the Sword.
Not the death struggle of Monopoly nor the opposition of a Decadent Political Party can stop the construction of a railway through the
Similfcameen; the climate and the soil demand it; the very stones cry aloud for it and the treasures of mineral yearn for it—Invest Now.
Vol. vi.   No. 13.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 1905.
$2 a Year, in Advance
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RAILWAY SIGNALS.
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The V.V. & E. railway bill before the
house of commons at Ottawa has been
postponed, juggled and adjourned so
often, besides having rumors and contra
dictions sent out, that it has become a
full grown chestnut. If it could have
been made a political measure it would
have passed long ago. As it is, the opposition to the bill comes chiefly from the
Conservative members of the railway
committee. The evident intention of the
opponents of the bill is to continue hoisting it until prorogation will finally give
it a long quietus and thus score a time-
sparring point for the C.P.R. They do
not consider the interests of the people
of this district, of the country at large,
nor of the thousands of investors, their
only aim is to gain selfish ends and thus
retanl development because it suits a
gigantic monopoly.
Engineer Tracy is now running V.V.
& E. line west of Princeton along the
Similkameen river.
The railway committee met on Thursday, June 15, to receive the report of the
sub-committee appointed to examine
certain clauses of the bill and on motion
it was referred back. The committee
again adjourned until Tuesday, 20th,
when one important clause was carried,
then adjournment was made to Thursday
of this week, an authentic report of
which is anxiously awaited. Thus the
weary procrastination goes on.
The Great Northern is about to erect
a large station with latest modern equipment in Vancouver.
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Typographer and Writer.
W. W. Clark, representing the News-
Advertiser, Vancouver, came in on Saturday last from Nicola and way points.
It is his first appearance in the Similkameen being drawn hither not only
from business intentions but a longing
curiosity seized him to know the country
which is now the talk of a hemisphere.
He is surprised and pleased with all that
he has observed and as "Rambler" in
his paper will put his impressions into
descriptive language of which he is an
acknowledged master. Mr. Clark was
one of the founders of the Kamloops
Standard, in fact he has run the gamut of
newspaper life and work, having held
cases with the writer on some of the
great dailies of the west a decade ago,
besides he has "toured" the continent in
side door pullmans and in the old primi
tive way, taking meals on the catch-as-
catch-can plan. Many of his old tilli-
cums have heard their last call of "30"
but he is yet in the vigor of life, still
packing his composing rules and union
card, a total abstainer and a credit to the
craft—pass him gently on brethren. Mr.
Clark left for the Okanagan last Monday.
What will the End Be ?
The board of trade sent a telegram to
Duncan Ross, M.P., last Saturday urging
the passage of V.V. &. E. amendments
by the railway committee. It is sincerely
hoped that the last barrier to the construction of this railway will be removed
at once. Nothing so harassing has ever
been experienced by residents of the
Similkameen as the postponements of
this vexed question, for it is believed that
the fortunes of this country hang as by a
thread on the disposition of the amendments. While Mr. Ross is working night
and day on behalf of the people and all
have confidence in his sincerity yet it is
known he is contending with "beasts at
Ephesus" whose worship of the great
gods of mammon and monopoly compels
them to sacrifice honor and justice for
the "root of all evil." If the -railroad
be not built the seeds of a revolution will
have been sown and the responsibility
will fall upon the enemies of progress at
Ottawa.
B.C. COPPER COMPANY.
Jamss J. Hill Acquires 40 per Cent,
of Its Valuable Stock.
The Boston Commercial of June 10th
has the following remarks on the British
Columbia Copper Co., which owns a controlling interest in the Sunset Co., and
is now developing the Sunset mine on
Copper mountain with very encouraging
results:
" It is stated that it is the intention of
the B.C. Copper Co. to double its capital
and that interests affiliated with J. J. Hill
have an option on 40 per cent of the stock
of the company, as increased. It is also
understood that these interests will exercise this option if they can get a sufficient amount of the stock in the market
to give control.
The capital stock of the company at
present is $2,000,000 in shares of a par
value of $5, which are selling at about
$7-75 Per share or an advance of 60 per
cent on the quotations of a month ago.
It was only a few months ago that control of the Granby property passed to J.
J. Hill connections. That gave a control
of about 552,000 tons of ore production
and 16,024.415 pounds of copper output.
This latest acquisition of control of the.
British Columbia Copper Co. will give
control of a further amount of 210,434
tons of ore and an output of copper of
5,081,743 pounds.
James J. Hill is now building a line
of no miles which will aid in developing
new properties opening up in the Similkameen. This company, since the completion of its plant, has for the two
months of March and April produced
net profits approximately of $50,000.
The company has considerably in ex
cess of $100,000 in  cash on hand, while
current liabilities fall considerably short
of that sum."
C.P.R. Controls Townsits.
Evidence that the C.P R. means business in the construction of a railway from
Spence's Bridge to Midway may be found
in the fact that it has recently acquired a
controlling interest in Allison townsite.
The hon. Edgar Dewdney has long ago
been the reputed principal owner, but
the announcement of the C.P.R's purchase in a coast newspaper indicates that
Allison has passed out of his hands. If
Allison had the commanding position
held by Princeton there is no doubt it
would soon become a hustling centre,
but its proximity to this town precludes
the idea of its ever attaining greater importance than a nice suburban place. It
appears that the sale was effected while
Manager Whyte was at the coast. The
people of Princeton look with no eye of
jealousy upon their neighboring townsite
down the river, for it is evident that having the government offices anchored and
other immovable requisites here it is
as eternal as Rome.
POSITION IS EVERYTHING.
Great Northern President will Checkmate Colossal Railway Rival.
It has been gleaned from outside channels of information that overtures are in
process of formulation whereby the town-
site of Princeton will shortly be acquired
by President Hill of the Great Northern.
It is a matter of public knowledge that
emissaries of the great financier and railway magnate have been endeavoring to
acquire the coal measures of, and adjoining, the townsite. Now, certain coincidences have leaked out which give scent
to the man with a nose for speculation.
In view of a nearby townsite having
recently become the property of the Canadian Pacific and the announced intention of that company to make it an important railroad point, it has acted as an
incentive to its rival to checkmate it by
securing a natural centre such as Princeton is. The location of this townsite
is ideal for Mr. Hill's purposes. From it
railroads can easily radiate to Copper
mountain and all the surrounding mining
camps.
With the prestige of a powerful railway company at its back and the added
certainty of it being a divisional point
of unusual magnitude Princeton would
completely overshadow any rival. It is
not at all unlikely that the negotiations
said to be pending will in a few days be
definitely known one way or another.
Meanwhile the best bit of news would be
the letting of contracts for construction
in the Similkameen.
Winkler & Mohr, real estate and mining brokers, have opened ah office in the
Silverson block and are now ready for
business. Parties having town or farm
property for sale should call and list.   *
L. W. Shatford, M.P.P., will in future
reside at Hedley.
I LOCAL PABULUM.
Perley Russell has been appointed
mining recorder pro tem during Mr.
Hunter's absence at Victoria in attendance at the court of inquiry next Tuesday.
J. Peck McSwain, traveller, writer,
compositor and ex-poet, left for the Portland exposition last week via Otter Flat,
Dan Munroe's and Nicola Lake. At the
latter place he will "rest up" on the
Herald if there is a vacant slug. He is
disheartened at the delay in railway construction and hopes when next he hits
the Similkameen to have the pleasure of
hiking over Jim Hill's low grades. So
long, Peck.
Messrs. Gallinger and Rogers have arrived at Boulder creek and have begun
this summer's mining operations on the
i^usin Jack. It is understood that a
large tunnel contract will shortly be let
and development involving considerable
expenditure will be made..
Jim Snowden, Sam Moore and John
Gray made search for the body of Thos.
Robinson, recently drowned, but failed
to find it. The theory is now advanced
that the remains have been buried in the
drifting sand of the river and that only
low water may disclose any trace of them.
J. W. Ogilvie, D.L.S.,- paased through
Princeton on Tuesday on his way to the
international boundary where it intersects the Skagit river, this being the
point to which the surveys were carried
last year. Mr. Ogilvie will continue
westward and a party of United States
surveyors under C. E. Barnard will erect
the monuments on last year's work.
Tom Hunter came in from Nicola on
Monday and reports that railway intelligence is most encouraging from Spence's
Bridge, where railroad men and outfits
have been arriving thick and fast. Mr.
Hunter is fully prepared for the boom
with swift horses and elegant turnouts
at his livery stables.
Invitations are out for the wedding of
Miss Jane Moore to Mr. Darbyshire at
the home of the bride's parents, "Fern-
side," Victoria, on July 12th. Miss.
Moore was formerly a public school
teacher in Princeton.
A note has been received from Frank
B. Dill, in Tracey's railway survey corps
at Allison, stating that he would be glad
to arrange a game of baseball on behalf
of a team in said corps with a Princeton
nine. If the sports of this town have
"sand" (the sporting editor believes they
have) a nfatch ought to be arranged for
Dominion Day.
Duncan Ross,  M.P , sends word that
the necessary sum will b'e placed in the
supplementary estimates to complete the
line from Kelowna to Penticton via
Peachland and Summerland.
_Li&i
 THE    SIMILKAMEE
N    STAR
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C
June 24, 1905
-BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
'    "    Howse, Manager.
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A. E. HOWSE.
EIGHT MAN IN EIGHT PLACE.
Of all the personalities in the present  Liberal  government at Ottawa  --
perhaps  none   is  ofsuch peculiar I show his wealth of adaptability for
easy to imagine the solicitude of the
husband for   his  bride with these
savages  hovering about, but good
luck, courage, love and shaganappi
helped  them  to brave the dangers
and   difficulties  which  beset  their
winding   path   across  the  prairie.
Arrived at Edmonton after nearly
six months' travel  the future minister of the interior began the foundation of his political  career in the
publication of the then smallest and
most  northerly  paper published in
the British empire—the  Edmonton
Bulletin.
These necessarily concise references to the man of the hour in
the Dominion  cabinet  are made to
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 240 acres mountain pasture
land, described as follows: Commencing at S.W.
corner of lot 1825 thence south 80 chains, east 20
chains, north 40 chains, east 20 chains, north 40
chains to the S.E. corner of lot 1825, and west 40
chains to point of commencement. Situate in
Osoyoos division at Wolf creek.   W. D. YOUNG.
May 5, 1905.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty 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 Yale district and more particularly described
as follows: Commencing at a post marked S.W.
corner of Burr's preemption and running 20
chains west. 20 chains north, 20 chains east and
20 chains south back to point of commencement,
and running 20 chains south, 20 chains east, 20
chains north, 20 chains west back to point of
commencement. E. E. BURR.
April ro, 1905.
interest as that of the Hon. Frank
Oliver,   minister   of  the  interior.
The  newly   made minister may be
, said to be a   growth, or creation, of
the  great  west.    Its  rigorous climate,   the  difficulties  of subduing
the soil,  the dangers of an Indian
war and that  broadening influence
on mind begotten by the boundless
plains, all have  combined to make
a man   of   unusual  practical force
and clear political vision.    His rise
to political eminence is clearly due
to  that natural    environment and
life conditions which have moulded
such   men    as   Abraham  Lincoln,
Alexander      Mackenzie,     George
Brown and  many  other noted historical figures.    Like Brown he began   his. life   occupation,   a   poor
youth,    as    printer.     His  succe; s
in the political arena, like theirs, is
an  emphatic  contradiction   of the
Sailor Jack mineral claim.   Situate in the Similkameen   mining division  of Yale  district.
Where located: On Roche river.
Take notice that I,  F. W.  Groves, acting as
agent for J. B. Wood, free miner's certificate No.
B80546,  intend,    sixty    days    from    the   date
hereof,  to  apply  to  the   mining recorder for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grant of the above claim.
And further take rotice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 6th day of May, A.D. 1905.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
the  position   of minister of the interior.    He  is  an  open  sesame to
the intricacies of developing a new
country   and   will  soon   be called
upon  to   deal with the question of
Indian    reserves   in   this province
where, in many instances, they are
either a  positive hindrance to progress or totally fail in the obiect for
which they were set apart.    Whatever  the  question  to  be settled it
may be safely entrusted to the honorable gentleman.    His entire honesty  and  sincerity  of   purpose  as
well as his sound judgment on public  questions   has   won   words   of
approval from those of an alien political  raith   to   his.    His selection
by the premier is pre-eminently one
in which  the  right   man   is in tbe
right place and ■ the development of
a vast interior Canada will not suffer at  the . hands of one Who grew
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 the Fifer Valley, 2 miles
east of J. Burns' One-mile preemption, and running 80 chains north, 80 chains east, 80 chains
south and 80 chains west. J. J. TANGEN,
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.
ANDRIA BJERKNESS,
S. Spencer, Agent
Notice is herety given that sixty days from
date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following described
pasture land : Commencing at the S.W. corner
of Hardwick's pre emption and running thence
40 chains south to S.E. corner of Dickson's preemption, thence 20 chains east, thence 40 chains
north, thence 20 chains west to point of commencement, containing 80 acres more or less.
ROB'T B. DICKSON, Applicant.
May 20, 1905.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
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 commencemenl, 640
acres more or less. M. SPENCER,
June 6th 1905. Locator,
NOTlfS
the theory that a professional train-  up with it to its present magnificent
ing and higher education are neces-  proportions and who is now, as ever,
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 norths 80 chains east, 20
chains south, 80 chains west to point of com-
W. J. GUINEY, Locator.
l^OTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
* ^ date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 200 acres of land situated in the Kamloops division of Yale district and descril ed as
follows: Commencing at the southwest corner
of lot 1IQ2, thence 50 chains more or less to the
west line of lot 43, thence north 40 chains, thence
east 50 chains more or less to the north west corner of lot 1192 thence south 40 chains to the
point of commencement, and containing 200
acres more or less.
C. H. TYE,
March 30, 1905. per F. W. Groves.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase ' 200 acres more or less of
mountain land situate in the Yale division of
Yale district. Commencing at a point 20 chains
west of the south-west corner of lot 249, thence
south 80 chains, east 20 chains more or less to
west line of lot 125, thence following the west
and north boundaries of said lot 125, to its intersection with the west line of lot 136, to the west
bank of the Similkameen river, thence northerly
along the west bank of the Similkameen river to
the south east corner of lot 249, thenee w; st along
the south line of lot 249, 43 chains more or less
to the point of commencement.
April 18, 1905. JAMES SNOWDEN
mencement.
May 5, 1905.
NOTICE.
sary for a distinguished public career. His elevation from a back
seat to the front row of ministerial
members is at once the chagrin and
dismay of his professional opponents who style him a " back
bencher"—the leader of the opposition seems to have made him an
. especial object of his envy and
pique.
The Hon. Mr. Oliver arrived in
Winnipeg in the later 7o's from his
home in Oxford county, where he
in the recent by-election so forcibly
.  presented the  merits of the Northwest Autonomy  Bill  that  a weak
candidate  was  elected by an overwhelming  majority.    He  saw the
great possibilities  of the west, particularly  of Edmonton,   which   he
often averred would be the greatest
city in the  northwest.    His prediction  is  being  verified  every   day.
Before  leaving  for  his  new found
home in the shadow.of the Rockies
Mr.  Oliver   marrjefii   and with  a
printing press, type and wife began
a honeymoon journey of a thousand
miles in Red  riv^er  carts.    At that
time the Siouxs under Sitting Bull,
red handed  and fugitive  from  the
scene of U.S.   massacres,   were or!
the warpath and   harried  the  trail
a potent factor in its progress.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
There  is   no doubt that within a
very  short  time Princeton will require  a  daily   mail  service.    The
increase  in   postal business here is
very  considerable  within   the past
month or two and is an undisputed
barometer  in  guaging the general
prosperity   of   this  section.     The
demand for increased telephone service is also a good sign of tbe business times.    Both   of these services
should be kept right up to date and
if the officials in  immediate charge
of them will press  for  the  needed
improvements no doubt the departments will respond  readily to their
requests.     The   telephone  line  is
now in very   bad  condition  and in
some  places where the wire crosses
the  road   it  is  dangerous  to both
man  and  beast.    Repairs   and the
installation of instruments are subject to the manager's orders and his
attention  having been directed  to
them remedy may soon be expected.
Notice is hereby given that sixt; days after
date I intend to apply to the Hon. the Chief commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 80 acres of mountain pasture land described as follows: Commencing at a point 40
chains north of the south-east corner of James
D'Arcy's preemption, lot No. 3527, thence 40
chains south, 20 chains east, 40 chains north, 20
chains west to point of commencement, in all
80 acres. J.iMES D'ARCY.
May 8, 1905.	
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days from date
I intend making application to the chief commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 160 acres, more or less, of mountain
pasture land in the Nicola division of Yale district, situated at Aspen Grove, as follows: Commencing at a stake-at the northwest corner of
lot 1174, thence south 80 chains, thence west 20
chains to boundary of lots 907 and 720, "thence
north 80 chains, thence east 20 chains to point of
commencement. M. D0DDS.
Aspen Grove, April 28, 1905.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
h
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.E. corner of Lot 257 and running 50 chains
south to N.W. corner of Asp's pre emption,
thence 50 chains east, 50 chains northwest to
point of commencement, containing 100 acres
more or less.       W. J. MACGREGOR, Locator.
May io, IQ05.
NOTICE is hereby given that 60 days after date
I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to purchase 40
acres of mountain pasture land described as follows : Commencing at a post marked A. Mc-
Phaul's N.E- corner thence south- 10 chains,
west 40 chains, north 10 chains, east 40 chains to
initial post and adjoining my preemption on
south side.  .
Otter Valley, March 24, 1905.        A.MCPHAUL.
NOTICE.
orthe  westbound pioneer,   | | ^Sf S'^S^
There is unusual activity in provincial Conservative circles ^and a
general election is predicted. McBride is anxious to throw off the
incubus of Socialism and it is prob-
NOTICE.
'T'HIRTY days after date I intend to apply io
*   the Chief Commissioner of Lands and-Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands:'
Bounded on the north by B.. Baker's location
and running 80 chains south, 80 chains east, 80
chains north. 80 chains west, back to post, in
all 640 acres. JOHN LONG
Located May 13th, 1905.       I. Lougheed, agent.
Tinhorn Fractional mineral claim, situate in the
Similkameen mining  division   of Yale district.   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 of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 20th day of April, 1905.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase 640 acres, more or less,
of pasture land in the Nicola division of Yale
district and described as follows : Commencing
at a post at S.W. corner of lot 1234 thence east.80
chains, north 80 chains, west 80 chains, south 80
chains to point of commencement.
A. E. HOWSE-
'  May 25, 1905.    '      ' .
Also 320 acres more or less of pasture land in
the Nicola division of Yale district, described as
follows : Commencing at a post at the S.E. corner of lot 1232 thence north 40 chains east 80
chains, south 40 chains west 80 chains io point of
commencement. FRED. A. HOWSE.
May 25, 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 adjoin:
ing J M. Wright's purchase on the east, and running east 40 chains, north 40 chains, west 40
chains, south 4ochains to post. Tuiameen river
ineanderingline on the south. About ten miles
west of Princeton.
J. C. S. CHENHALL, locator,
C. O. French, agent.
Located May 18,1905.
NOTICE.
rPhirty 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
Yale 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 June, 1905. J. M. Wright, Ag't.
NOTICE.
Diamond Dot.mineral claim, situate in^the Similkameen   mining division  of   Yale  district.
Where located : On Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, H. H. Thomas, free miner's
fBertificate   No. B72190, intend  sixty  days from
the   date   hereof,   to apply to   the Mimng Recorder  for Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose oi obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claim. .VrJ
And further take notiee that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate ofimprovetnents. ?j
Dated this 10th day of May, a.d. 1905.
H. H. THOMAS.
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June 24, 1905
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
The closirjg exercises of the public
school yesterday were well attended and
gave evidence of good progress having
been made by the scholars. The summer vacation is an ever welcome period
and Miss Dalby and her pupils merit all
that the term implies.
P. D. McDonald, recently in Princeton,
has leased the Pacific hotel, Grand Forks.
Religious service conducted by the
Rev. A.J. Fowlie, was held at the Sunset mine, Copper mountain, last Sunday.
Advices received from Ottawa state
that it is a foregone conclusion that the
V. V. & E. bill will pass the commons,
and that efforts will be made to have the
senate throw it out when it reaches that
august assemblage. Wonder if the bill
wasn't hoodooed by John Housten.
. G. E. Winkler arrived from Penticton
yesterday where business is active in real
estate.
Two houses have been recently erected
on Harold avenue by E. Barr Hall for
parties resident in Loudon, Eng.
Next week three mails will arrive at
Hedley from Penticton and continue in
that order until a daily mail is established.
The Vermillion Forks Co. are about to
sink a shaft on the bench above the present tunnel location thus enabling them
to increase their output.
W. C. McDougall of Olalla was in
town yesterday and reports the shaft and
tunnel of the Bullion all in ore with a
number of miners at work.
J. McAdam and the Misses Bowman
and Miss York of Sumas are camping
near town.
D. C. McRae and E. Watkin of the
Boundary are visitors here.
Wanted—Waiter and assistant house
keeper at HOTEL JACKSON.
REAL
ESTATE and
MINES
Bought &Sold
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
Correspondence
Solicited.
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.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 320 acres of mountain pasture land described as follows : Commencing at a post marked southwest corner of Henry T. Thrift's purchase, thence north 80 chains, east 40 chains,
south 80 chains, west 40 chains to point of commencement. Situated on Moody's prairie oh
Five-Mile creek and adjoining Hugh Finnegan's
preemption on the north.
June 7, 1905. HENRY T. THRIFT.
Also, commencing at a post marked southeast
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 southeast
corner of R. L. Reid's purchase, thence north
40 chains, east 80 chains, south 40 chains, west 80.
chains to point of commencement, in all 320
acres, adjoining C. J. Major's purchase on the
north. R. L. REID.
June 7, 1905. H. T. Thrift, agent.
NOTICE.
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 Osoyoos 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.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that, 60 days after
date, I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase
160 acres of pasture land, situate in the Kamloops
division of Yale district and described as follows:
Commencing at the S E- corner of lot 1155. thence
east 80 chains, north 20 chains west 80 chains,
south 20 chains to point of commencement.
June 2, 1905. WESLEY C. GIBSON.
THE  VANCOUVER  ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.        II
ARE THE TEAS TO PLEASE.
They assure you of a
DHJCIOUS CUP OF TEA
EVERY TlilE.
Sold'in neat leaden packets
of half and one pound each
\_ or in bulk*
They're a choice India
HEDLEY, B.C.
Drugs, Medicines,
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
es 1
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at PAIRVIEW, B.C
>fr<GOOD
RIGS
FEED & LIVERYChlre
Thos. Hunter, Prop., at Hotel Jackson.
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COM,., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
Map of Surveyed Claims on Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON,     -   -     B. C.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase 320 acres of mountain
pasture land situated on One-Mile creek north of
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,
I Princeton.Located May 9,1905. S.Spencer,.ag't.
Oue trial makes a lasting friend.
Aug
iecls©
I Company
EH2S
Agents for British Columbia.
^^ESSS^^SSSS^SSWOSSHS^XiaSSBaim^SSS^m^S.
HEAD OFFICE IN CANADA
MONTREAL
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BankiM Imi  illil»»-'Accounts of parties living at a
tSilllaifPiJ     RF«|      WlS^flll. 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, Manager.
nimerce
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   Mall—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.
R. Ha 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 mountain, Tuiameen river, Boulder, Bear and
Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P. O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
June 24, 1905
Wood,
Vallance &
Leggat,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Sherwin-Williams'
w Paints ■
Limited.
MURAIO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
VANCOUVER, B. C.
TIICM1TS
Myrtle
Navy
Tobacco
Largest Sale in Canada
me viewer ircwcpics, LM
FIVE ROSES FLOUR
The only Reliable Standard Brand made from the
highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
LAKE OF THE WOODS
MILLING CO.
guarantee that no bleaching
either bv CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
manufacture.
Accept no Substitute.
...zxL3- it j"iu ~rr»»> i-7i-w,Mnmn«n
NOTICE.
M
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to
purchase 160 acres of mountain land, situate i
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.
•
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS.
Cascade Beer    S> Alexandra Stout
Queen Beer       $ Alexandra Ale
For sale throu^ hout British Columbia in all thefirst=
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
DOERING & MARSTRAND & RED CROSS BREWERIES,
VANCOUVEP, B. C.
BEST 1 THE WORLD
The Electric Process
.$2 Subscribe for the  $TAR
NICOLA LAKE
3SWBIW555?
.*;> V"*" i
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.
>
JUNB  24,   I905
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
SMILES.
." This ought to be an exceptionally
good year" "Why?" "There are fifty-
three Sundays in it."
"Do you ever feel," twittered the soulful young woman to the famous novelist,
as if you must flv from this world—as if
you must bury yourself in some vast soli
tude, far from the ways of man ? Do
you ever feel that you will die if you are
not alone—all alone?" "Yes," was the
man of letters prompt reply; "I do."
"Ah ! And when do you feel that way?"
"Now."
Great Author—Waiter, this steak is as
tough as leather. Waiter—I've always
heard you was an original character, sir,
but I'm hanged if you don't say just the
same as all on 'em do.
"I suppose you have already picked
out a profession for your little boy?"
"Oh, yes ; he's to be either a great piano
player or a football player. He's got the
loveliast head of hair."
On one of the old turnpikes yet remaining in the south a big touring car
had twice rushed through the gate without paying toll. The third time they
made the attempt the negro toll man
shut his gate and brought them to a
stand. With indignation the half dozen
occupants of the car declared they were
entitled to ride free. "Look at your own
board said the spokesman. "It says,
'Every carriage, cart, or wagon drawn by
one beast, two cents; every additiona'
beast, two cents.' We're not drawn by
any beast at all." "No; but here's where
ye come in, sah," replied the darky,
pointing to another clause, as follows :
'Every half dozen hogs, four cents ' An'
three times four is twelve," he added.
The twelve cents was paid.
• Mamma—Now, Elsie, dear, whit is a
cat? Elsie—Dunno. Mamma—Well,
what's that funny little animal that
comes creeping up the stairs when ever- -
one's in bed? Elsie (promptly)—Papa.
A couple during a trip by water were
very seasick, especially the wife. Max,
observing symptoms of her total collapse,
forgot for a moment his own troubles and
exclaimed : "Oh, Sarah! be careful,
there! For goodness sake remember
that dinner cost a dollar and a half!"
y^pS^pj
Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in
the Province of British Columbia.
.«*
tr*
For  CONNOISSEURS Only.
Gan be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
R.P.RITHET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
 Sole Agents*
Advertise in the Star.
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)4
and \)i cents each. Shingle bolts, 25
cents a cord. All other products, 5 per
cent on the sales.
A license is issued so soon as a berth is
granted, but in unsurveyed territory no
timber can be cut on a berth until the
licensee has made a survey thereof
Permits to cut timber are also granted
at public competition, except in the cate
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 foi
sale without competition.
The dues payable under a permit art
$1.50 per thousand feet B.M., for squart
timber and saw logs of any wood except
oak; from % to iJ4 cents per lineal fool
'or building logs; from 12% to 25 cent.1
per cord for wood; 1 cent for fence post.';
3 cents for railway ties; and 50 cents per
cord on shingle bolts.
Leases for grazing purposes are issuer
for a term of twenty one years at a renta.
of two cents an acre per annum.
Coal lands may be purchased at $10 pet
acre for soft coal and $20 for anthracite
Not mere than 320 acres may be acquirer
hy one individual or company.
Royalty at the rate of 10 cents per toi
of 2,000 pounds is collected on the gros;
output.
Entries for land for agricultural pur
poses may be made per.-onally at the Ioch
land office for the district in which tin
land to be taken is situated, or if th(
homesteader desires, he may, on applica
tion to the minister of the interjpr a
Ottawa, the commissioner of immigra
tion at Winnipeg, or the local agent fo.
the distrii t within which the land is situ
ated, reieive authority for some one u
make entry tor him.
A fee or $10 is charged for fot a home
stead entry.
A settler who has received an entry foi
a  homestead   is  required to perform the
conditions   connected   therewith   under
one of the following plans :
1. At least six months'residence upor
and cultivation of the land in each yeat
during the term of three years. It is tht
practice of the department to require y
settler to bring 15 acres under cultiva
tion, but if he prefers he may substitute
stock; and 20 head of cattle, to be actu
ally his own property, with buildings fo;
their occupation, will be accepted instead
of the cultivation.
2. If the father (or mother, if the fa
ther 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 cf his  homestead, the re
fquifements 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.
PRINCETON   BOARD    OF   TRADE—Rooms
centrally located.    Membership   solicited.
p. w.Groves, E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
THE
^^^LIMITED
NICOLA LAKE, & PRINCETON,
^^^^^^^H
The A. E. HOWSE CO. L'd
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
June 24, 1905
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BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tuiameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTIME for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain ,
Kerineijy Mountarn|||Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
•VVV^^^^WMi^V^W^^^VWVVWV^^VVVVNiVVVV^^^^^^^^i
I m Government I: Headquarters i 1
' tf^fr For the Similkameen Bistrlct^'--^^^
FINE   CLIMATE   ANdI PUREST  OF I WATER
jpnormous Agri^iltljlral Area to Draw from
; 11 ^ ^LOTS  FOR SALE   :"W: ""
PRESENT PRICES OF LOTS===From $3.00 to $10 Per Front Foot. Size of Lots
50 x 100 Feet and 33 x 100 Feet. Terms===One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six ninths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum.
Send for Map and Price List to
^^ ERNEST   WATERMAN, ^^
Resident  Manager !*f||
VERMILION    FORKS   MINING   AND   DEVELOPMENT   CO'Y
Agents for the CANADIAN ORB CONCENTRATION, LIMITED^ ^IrnorevOUiBrocess.) ;
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