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Princeton is the Hub and Beauty Spot for Homes.
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Hate hurts those who nurse it and lying makes man despised.
Vol. vi.   No. 2.
$2 a Year, in Advance.
Great Northern will Build V.V. &
E* to Princeton this Year-
Contract is Let*
Railway Magnate Contractors Inspect Line to Princeton—Definite Statement Hade by Louis Hill—
"Now is the Winter of Discontent
Made Glorious Summer."
The most noteworthy party of (about a
dozen) railroad builders that ever came
into the Similkameen arrived in Princeton last Tuesday. Included in the party
were L. E. Shields, of Sims & Shield
St Paul, James Coughren, Grant Smith,
John Porter, William Winters, T. F.
Wren, E. N. Jones, D. D. Twohy, and
Patrick Welch. They drove from Republic, a distance of 130 miles, with relays
of horses, covering the distance in a day
and a night. These men are the brains
of the Great Northern construction force
and were looking over the route of the
V.V. & E-, which, within a year, will be
an operating link in President Hill's
British Columbia railway system.
Contractor Shields of tbe party is perhaps the best known railroad builder in
the west, his firm having constructed
over 4000 miles of line. With him are
associated Messrs. Simms, Larson and
Welch, the. whole combination representing many millions of money and a
contracting *power which nothing in the
shape of railway construction can baffle.
The party was conducted to various
points of interest about town by Messrs.
Waterman, Hall and Spencer, the Vermilion Forks coal mine being the object
of much attraction and instruction. From
the pit mouth to the river is but a step,
the auriferous gravel of which was shown
to be a latent source of wealth. The
mineral exhibit at the hotel Jackson was
the centre of close scrutiny and exclamatory comment as the mineralogists of the
party described the various specimens.
The whole party admired tbe beauty of
Princeton and its fine climate, and having its central position in a great mineral
district explained they were agreed that
its commercial supremacy was assured.
They were inquisitive as to realty and
mining properties and eligible sites for
M. Welch and B. Bryant, who had preceded the main party of contracting magnates to Princeton, came over the right-
of-way much of the distance. It is understood they will clear the line for the
graders and in about two weeks will have
a force of choppers and loggers at work.
These gentlemen acquired real property
here some time ago and have leased the
Princeton hotel, occupying it from the
1st of May. T. Scarparelli was also in
town from Spokane and will figure on a
right-of-way sub-contract, for which he
has a large force of Italian laborers in
The Shields party, after luncheon at
the hotel Jackson, drove to Hedley, where
they were to consult the engineers who
have been in the field for the past month.
Mr. Shields was loth to part with any
definite information as to the beginning
of construction but it was learned that
the line from Loomis would be let in two
divisions and from Loomis eastward
would form another. From present indications construction may begin at any
time as cross-sectioning of the line is
well under way.
The terminus of the line at present is
on the bench opposite the Similkameen
bridge and, no doubt, the station will be
in its immediate vicinity.
The Spokane Spokesman says: "The
Great Northern has let the contract for
its road from Oroville, Wash., on into the
Similkameen district of B. C. to Shields
& Sims of St. Paul, who will probably
sub-let a large part of it."
Railway Construction is a Fact.
The realization of oft deferred hopes
for a railway has been accentuated by
unerring symptoms. A diagnosis of the
problem reveals acute activity in preliminary work and feverish anxiety lest the
details and plans of two huge railway
corporations should become public in
formation. Engineering parties 200
strong are unusual and these, with correlative indications beget a suspicion no
less influential than fact itself. Two
railways into the Similkameen cannot
be long deferred owing to the exigencies
of competition, but one is assured as the
following message from President Hill's
son intimates: "Our company is prepared, and will commence to build from
the upper Similkameen this year and
later on to the coast, asking no subsidy.
Similkameen parties can assure you of
our intentions in the matter. Loss of
proper co-operation has lost the district
and ourselves much time. Completion
depends upon the various Canadians that
have already caused the delay.—Louis
W. Hill."
Mining Hen Inspect Sunset.
A notablee party of mining men with
F. L. Underwood of New York, president of the B.C. Copper Co., at the head
arrived in Princeton Thursday evening.
They drove in vehicles from Greenwood,
140 miles, and are here for the purpose
of making thorough inspection of the
Sunset mine, Copper mountain, controlling stock in which is now held by investors represented in the party.jc^Mr.
Underwood, naturally reticent about the
plans in contemplation, was courteous
and enthusiastic over the climate and
beauty of Princeton. As to his views on
railway construction,he tersely remarked:
"We would not be here if it were not
going to build." The B.C. Co. are negotiating a smelter site at Midway.
W. H. Thomas, of New York, mining
expert, was here five years ago. He has
never taken his mental eye off this camp
in his long absence. He firmly believes
that those who have struggled through
the years' of depression owing to lack of
railway will soon be amply rewarded.
The other members of the party are
W. M. Merriman, Duluth; Fred Keefer,
Greenwood; J. Kellerschon, Duluth; A.
F. Schneider, New York, and W. Anderson, Cascade, all of whom are specialists
in mining and mineralogy. Their individual impressions of this section were
most favorable, opportunity for publication hoped for later. The party registered at Hotel Jackson, leaving yesterday in charge of E. E. Burr and guide T.
Day. A force of men under foreman
Morrison are pumping out the Sunset.
It is expected large expenditure in development will result from the visit.
I Oh! the Grabbing White Man.
On the death of Cos-a-tas ket, (Pinto)
medicine man to the Chuchuwayhas
tribe near Hedley, a rumor wenKout that
having no male heir, the old tuairs\kind
was public property and therefore jump-
able. Harlayywas the old man's remains
lowered to that abode where white and
red man alike must go than several bold
white men staked that portion of the
late owner's reserve. An invocation to.
the spirit of the deceased was, therefore,
made as follows:
Spirit of Cos-a-tas-ket, why-
Do white men stake the fair domain
So lately held by you on earth :
Your grandson, F'lix ploughs up the same
Tell him aid others of your race
The error of the sly pale face !
The spirit being thus invoked, an-
swereth :
Ankate nika stop copa mika
Hiu white man cutun stop kopa nika field
Pe white man halo potlach chikamun
Yaka cutun kapswaller nika tipsum
Kopet hay pe halo chikamun stop kopa nika
Alta nika mamloose, white man kapswaller nika
Karqua nika wawa Cos-a-tas-ket:
"Son of my son and Indian brothers all
Before the 'white' can push thy claims aside
There'll have to be some 'gold old summer time'
And Pinto's wife again shall be a bride."
Some False Statements Refuted.
The continued and bitter onslaughts of
the Hedley Gazette, it being the aggressor, are the only reasons for Star's reply.
"Hard on the Socialists if true"—"A
recent arrival from the capital brings
word that A. E. Howse of Nicola Lake,
who was present at the opening of the
legislature to see that everything went
right, appeared to be on extremely good
terms with Messrs. Hawthornthwaite and
Williams, the two socialist representatives iu the local house."
That paragraph is the one the Gazette
did not print for obvious reasons in its
recent filth slinging attack on "Hozier,
Howse & Co." After quoting that portion of the main article which is least
offensive it omits the very paragraph
which was the subject of our denial and
which contains two falsehoods that were
refuted by the Star. In quoting the
least offensive portions the Gazette says
"there was nothing scurrilousabou that."
Here one gets a true insight into the cowardly character of the Gazette man in
trying to make his readers believe there
.were no grounds for the Star's resentment. "Brave soldier" that he is he
ought not to lay the blame for his humiliation on the Star if he seeks cover in
deception and ignominious retreat.
"The Star simply published the falsehood knowing it to be such, in the same
unprincipled manner that it concocted
and published the falsehood a year ago
that Mr. Shatford had absented himself
from the house fearing to take a stand in
the interests of his constituents when it
knew that the statement was false."—Hedley Gazette.
The lying qualities of the Gazette man
are glaringly apparent in the light of the
following taken from the Star of January 30, 1904 : "A report that gained some
" credence before its fallacy was exposed
" was in circulation about Mr. Shatford,
" M.L.A., returning home ill while rail-
" way legislation was at a critical stage.
" People here are so nervous and testy on
" the railway question that even the Star
" was caught in the cyclone of rage
" and penned some comment which got
" into print too late to be recalled and
" which do Mr. Shatford injustice, for
" which apology is hereby made. Mr.
"' Shatford was not ill, was not home and
" the railway question was not anywhere
" near a crisis."
Surely the exacting "Major" could not
expect more than an apology when a mistake has been made. What a fine justice
of the peace he must be if he cannot rise
above lying or deal out fair and honest
judgment in his criticisms?
V "Court of Inquiry at Princeton.
AAn order-in-council has been issued by
the Lieut.-Governor appointing R. F.
Tolmie, of Victoria, a commissioner nn-
dei the Public Inquiries Act, to inquire
into and report on the conduct of Hugh
Hunter, Princeton, in his capacity as an
official of the government of this province. The first sitting of the coufgwill
be held at the government office, Princeton, on Thursday, April 27, 1905, at 10
a.m. The order is signed by F. J. Fulton, provincial s-cretary.
April 22, I9°5-
Aprii, 22, 1905
One Year,
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A.  B.   Howse,  Manager.
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It is a warning of deepest import
to the mariner  when the rats leave
his  ship.    Similarly there  is faint
hope of the Conservative ship  outriding the  gale  now that pilot McBride   has- lost   his  best-bower anchor—the   Colonist.     Always   top
heav}' and never a  good sailor, tbe
pilot  with    other   loose   members
of the  crew   barely   escaped being
washed overboard during the recent
voyage and  would have sunk long
ago but for the kindly help of some
Socialist craft which faithfully stood
by.    The old ship is*oarnacled from
keel  to | water  line and her crew a
coughing,     wheezy, j puking   lot.
Scuttle   the  old hulk and let there
be a brand new Liberal ship put'in
commission—one   which   will take
advantage.of the .freshening breeze
of prosperity and develop the cour-
The do-nothing, dog-in-the-manger policy   of   McBride  has often
- been   referred   to   in these columns
and, although the   Colonist has not
•: viewed  things  political  eye to eye
with  the  Star  yet,   for once in its
ing days  of the session find few of
the roseate hopes destined to realization.    The promised railway policy
has  ended  in  barren, debating behind the closed doors of the caucus,
of the various   proposals  advanced
by those  companies  which sought
co-operation  of the  government in
the carrying  out of their construction projects.    The Assessment Act
has, it  is  true,  been amended in a
measure  to  correct  some manifest
injustices demonstrated-in its working  during  the   last  recess.    The
finance   minister   has   been able to
show an economical  conduct of the
general routine business of the province, and iu his  estimates to indicate a consistent   disposition on the
part  of the  administration to curtail expenditure  in  every, possible
manner.    This, however, does  hot
meet  the  demands  of a   province'
aiming to be progressive and whose
natural resources and opportunities,
with   wise I legislative . assistance,
assuredly   destine  it' for;greatness.
Instead  of   assisting  natural pro:
gress born of individual enterprise,
the legislation added to. the statute
book during the present session has,
indeed, a  recognized tendency''in a
contrary direction, as  for example,
in the  bill  of the  member for Na-
naimo City further limiting the employment  of underground workers
in the collieries, out  of wh,ich  it is
greatly feared there must come suspension on this island of one.of its
most important industries.    In consenting to. the passage of this measure, as  in  reluctance to present a
straight-cut  railway   program, the
government of the day will be condemned   by   many   of  independent
minds in  politics for fatal devotion
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 laud 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 n'orth, 20 chains west back to pointjof
commencement. W<{!j5j£. Ei BURR.
April io, 1905 a22
NOTICE is hereby given that, 60 days after
date, I intend to apply to the Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase
320 acres of.mountain_la.nd, situate on Wolf lake
mountain, 1 J_ miles northwest of Voigt's camp:
Commencing at M. A. Voigt's initial or S. E.
corner; thence west 40 chains; thence north 80
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence south 80
chains to place of beginning.
Dated Voigt's Camp, Jan. 2nd; 1905.
apl-8 M. A. VOIGT.
Numbers i, 4, 5,  18,  19, 23, and Yellow Jacket
mineral claims situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district.   Where located:   On Copper mountain, Voigt's camp1.
Take notice that I. C. JB. Shaw, agent for M.
a. Voigt,    free   miner's   certificate No. B72128.
intend,    sixty    days   from    the    date    hereof
to    apply    to   the    Mining ,   Recorder    for   a
certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining   a crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February, a.c. 1905.
.   C. JB. Shaw, P.L.S. |
R. S; mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located: Copper mountain, Voigt's
camp. 1
Take.notice that I, C. JB,. Shaw, agent for M.
A. Voigt, free miner's certificaie No. B72128,
and J. W. Cook, free miner's certificate No.
B72127. intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the tniiiing recorder for
a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take ] otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this 15th Hay of February, A.D. 1905.
C. .E.Shaw, P.L.S.
review of the session and the work
left   undone  both are in perfect ac-  to  the  shibboleth   of   expediency.
Ci,foi,r   K^tfpr to .suffer
cord. If this province is to advance the men who sit in authority
must "do things." . Railways are
wanted,    roads    required,   mining
It were infinitely better to suffer
defeat upon the issue of a tangible
policy for the' betterment of provincial • conditions,    than   to    live  by
Happy Jack and Little Lottie mineral claims i
situate in the Similkameen mining division
of Yale district.   Whei e located:   In Aspert
Grove Camp.
Take notice that I, F, W.  Groves, acting  as
agent for _\.  E.  Howse,-free miner's certificate
No. B76940, E. P. Lowe, free  miner's  certificate
No 876921, and James Brown,1 free' miner's certificate No..B76920  intend,jjSixty 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 sec-
tion.37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 6th day of April, A.D. 1905
wanted,    roaus    ic^un^u,
school  needed, lands surveyed, re-  grace of acquiescence in   ill-consid
duction of cost of legislation, more
couomical administration of public
debt and other things too numerous
to name. The Colonist is right in
its stand for reform.    It says :
ered  and   even  distinctly   harmful
and  dangerous laws.    The session
ends with the government of Hon.
Mr. McBride still in the saddle, but
tana ior reiuiiu. • _.- o„;J . i its results have weakened instead of
It  is  the general  expectation'strengthened  the  ministry  in  the
that with today's sitting  the   1905 ! eyes of the people."    *. . *    *
Notice is herel y 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 j described
lands, situate in the Yale division of Yale dis
trict. Commencing at a point on the west, fork
of the Similkameen river, about 20 chains south
of the mouth of Bromley creek, thence west 50
chains more or less 1o the east boundary of lot
299, thence north 40 chains, thence east 50 chains
more or less to the west fork of the Similkameen
river, thence south 40 chains along the west fork
of the Similkameen river to point of commencement and containing 200 acres more or less.
February 10, 1905.
session of the provincial legislature
will terminate with an unusual sue-
,«4enness  and   with  results 'aijd ac-
- complishments in the form of legislation  added   to  the statute book
that will not by any means approximate the expectations of the coun-
. try. at  the  opening of parliament.
It had been hoped that  a clean-cut
and  progressive   policy  would  be
enunciated and developed, the natural working out of which would.be
I   a stimulus given   to  industry in its
•varied branches, the encouragement
I of .population,   and  an  impetus to
, .' legitimate provincial growth.   With
all, the  world  looking  to western
Canada,   the  occasion  seemed ripe
for accomplishments.    But the dy-
When the organ of the' government and chief Conservative newspaper in the province inveighs so
heartily against the McBride administration it is about time the
puling press at Hedley stopped
shouting "Bravo McBride !"
While it is"old news now that the
railroad will be built by the Great
Northern to Princeton this year it
is fresh off the wire that the C.P.R.
is going to build this summer also.
The building of the road to Nicola
from Spence's Bridge is imperative
if any pretensions to the acquisition of the coal and ore trade of
that district are to be made. The
Nicola district must be tapped.
St. Elmo mineral claim, situate in the Similka-
■       raeen/.:mining    division   of   Yale   district.
Where'located: Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, Jessie R. Hunter, free miner's certificate No. B72126, intend sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a crown grant of the above
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements'. ' •
Dated this 13th day of February, 1905
Thirty 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 point 40 chains west of the
northeast corner of lot 3178,
And running 80 chains south'; 80 chains west,
80 chains north, .80 chains east, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
per F. W. Groves, agent.
March ii, 1905.
Advertise in the Star.
Synopsis   of Regulations   Governing
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in
the Province of British Columbia. '|g*
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, \)4
and 1^'" cents each. Shingle bolts, 25
cents a cord.' All other products, 5 per
cent on the sales.
A license is issued so soon as a berth is
granted, but in unsurveyed territory no
timber can be cut on a berth until the
licensee has made a survey thereof.
Permits  to cut timber are also granted
at public competition, except in the case
of actual settlers who require  the timber   |i:.;^
for their own use.
Settlers and others may also obtain permits tb'.cut up to 100 cords of wood for
sale without competition.
The  dues  payable  under avpermit are
$1.50 per thousand  feet   B.M., for square
timber and saw logs ■ of any wood except
oak; from 14 to l]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 $ioper
acre  for  soft coal and $20 for anthracite.
Not more than 320 acres may be acquired
by one individual or company.
Royalty at the  rate of 10 cents per ton
of 2,000 pounds is collected  on the gross
Entries for land for agricultural 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.applica-
tion 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 tor him.
A.'fee of $10 is charged for for a homestead entry.
A settler who has received an entry for
a homestead . is required to perform the
conditions connected therewith under
one of the following plans
1 At least six months' residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
during the term of three years. It is the
practice of the department to require a
settler to" bring- 15 acres under cultivation, but if he prefers he may substitute
stock; and.20 head of cattle, to be actually his own property, .with buildings for
their, occupation, will be accepted instead
of the cultivation.
2. If the father (or mother, if the father is deceased) of any person who is
eligible to make a homestead entry under
the provisions of the act, resides upon a
farm in the vicinity of the land entered
for by such person as a>homestead, the
requirements of the .Act as to residence
prior to obtaining patent may be satisfied
by such person residing with the father
or mother.
3. If the settler has his permanent residence upon farming land owned by him
in the vicinity cf his homestead, the requirements of the Act as to residence
mav be satisfied by residence upon the
said land.
Application for a patent should be made
at the end of three years before the local
agent, • sub agent or a homestead inspector. i$W'
Before making- an application for a
patent the settler must give six months'
notice in writing to the commissioner of
Dominion lands at Ottawa, of his intention to do so.
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, Feb. 4, 1905.
centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
•F. W. Groves E. Waterman,  .
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
Thos. Ellis, Penticton cattle king, was
vsn  town  this week shaking hands with
former faithful emploj'ees.    He went on
to Quilchena.
W. Williamson, of Calgoorlie, Australia,
came in on last Saturday's stage and will
look over this section with a view to its
placer mining possibilities.
Preaching tomorrow, Easter Sunday,
at 7:30 p.m., in court house.
W. Cockrie, of Tonopah, Nev., arrived
on Wednesday and left for Friday creek.
E\erything points to a very active and
prosperous business in all lines this sum
Otter Flat Hotel
Headquarters for Summit, Rabbitt mountain, Tuiameen river, Boulder, Bear and
" Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P. O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
A General Banking Business
A general banking business transacted
by the Bank of Hamilton. Capital
all paid up, $2,235,280.00. Reserve fund
and surplus profits, $2,140,176. 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.
THIRTY days from date I intend to a pply to
the Chict Commissioner of Lauds and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands, situated in the Kamloops division of Yale district:
C- mmeiicing at the northeast corner of lot 43
a' d running 80 chains east, 80 chains south,
8 - c.iains west, 80 chains north, to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
March 30, 1905 per F. W. Groves.
C. M. BRYANT & j
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
'T'HIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
I the Chief Commissioner of Lauds and Works
for a licen^0 tr> Drosoect for coal on the following
described lands situated in the Kamloops division of Yale uiotrict: Commencing at the north
east corner of lot 43,
And running north 80 chains, west S~< chains,
south 80 chains, east 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
March 30, 1905. per F. W Groves.
scotch Whiskies
Are the most popular Whiskies
sold to=day    <&     &     *&     H
They are all well aged, and   noted for  their
uniform quality and flavor.
Watson's   Whiskies  are sold   by  all   reliable   dealers
throughout the   Province.
TOTIOE 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 disti ict and descril ed as
follows: Commencing at the southwest corner
of lot 11Q2, thence 50 chains more or less to the
west lint of lot 43, thence-north 40 chains, thence
east 50 chains more or less to the north west co- -
ner of lot i<Q2 thence south 40 chains to the
point of commencement, and containing 203
acres moi e or less.
C. H. TYE,
March 30, 1905. per F. W. Groves.
TPHIRTY days after date I intend to apply to
*■ the Chief commissioner ot Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands situated on the One-Mile creek,
Pridceton, north of McDougall's location.
And running 80 chains north. 80 chains east
80 chains south, 80 chains west, back to point of
commencement, in all 640 acres.
Located 5th April  1905. S. SPENCER.
And adjoining above running 80 chains south,
80 chains east, 80 chains north 80 chains west,
back to post, in all 640 acres.
Located 5th April, 1005. M. SPENCER.
Of *4
]| VANCOUVER,   -    B. C.
Sole Agents for British Columbia.
M.A., B.C.L.
P.O. Box 44.
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 mountain land as follows:
Commencing at the W. P. of lot 1908, corner 1;
thence north 20 chains; thence east 40 chairs:
thence south 20 chains to the southeast corner of
lot 1968; thence 40 chains to point of commencement, and containing 80 acres more or less.
Dated March 9th, 1935.
apli5 FRANK BaILEY. Applicant.
&* TMIIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
'     the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license tc prospect for coal on the following?
described lands situated on One-Mile creek west
cf S. and M. Spencer's location :
And running 80 chains north, 80 chains west,
80 chains south, 80 chains east, back to post, in
all 640 acres. F. WEBB,
April 17,1905. H. Webb, agent.
And running south 80 chains, west 80 chains,
north 80 chains, east 80 chains back to post, in
all 640 acres. H. WEBB.
April 17, 1905
Druggist and Stationer
Drugs, Medicines,
B     Books,   '
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C.
Vallance &
MURALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Cajfimo
George E.Winkler
Penticton, B.C.
Real Estate & Mining Broker
Correspondence   solicited    from
parties having property to sell.
LAKE OF THE WOODS Milling Company
P.O. Box 158 Vancouver, B.C.
The Vancouver Breweries, lid.
Cascade Beer    <£ Alexandra Stout
Queen m ■$ Alexandra Ale
For sale throug ?h Columbia in all the first-
class Ho.     , liquor Stores and 5aloons.
The Amalgamated
JJ52  Subscribe for the  $Xj||£
April 22, 1905.
Invincible mineral claim situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : On Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for William Knight, tree miner's certificate No. B78902 and Thomas H. Reed, free miner's certificate No.B7578i,intend 60 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 12th day of April, 1905.
Verde, United, Number 2, New York, Oregon, J.
W. Hill, Smelter, No. 14, No. 21, No. 33, No.
35, No. 39, No. 37 fraction, No. 41 fraction, No.
47 fraction No. 48 fraction, No. 49 fraction
mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district. Where located:   In Voigt's camp.
Take notice that I, C JB. Shaw, acting
as agent for M. A. Voigt, free miner's certificate No. B72128, 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.
i And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
■ofsuch Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 5th day of April, A.D. 1905.
C. JB. SHAW, P. L. S.
Trade Marks
Copyrights &c.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
•quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
invention is probably patentable. Communications strictly eonlldential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent tree. Oldest agency for securingpatents.
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
g_l'<"ni>«n>,ua floggl
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
R. P. RITHET & CO., Ld.
Sole Agents*
A handsomely illustrated wopklv. I.nreest circulation of any snent.iuc ,1'iurr.u';. Tonus, $3 a
year; four months, $1.  SoUibyall newsdealers.
" & Oo.36,Broate^ew York
Branch O"
(25 F Ft- V
Mn<rfoii. D. C.
Advertise in the Star.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after,
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of I.auds and Works for permission to
purchase the following described land, viz:
Commencing at a post placed 40 chains south
east of the north-east corner of lot 1825, thence
40 chains west, thence 80 chains north, thence
80 chains east, thence 40 chains south, thence 40
chains west, thence 40 chains south to point of
commencement, containing 480 acres more or
per W. C. McDougall.
Jan. 7, 1905.
The Electric Process
Largest Sale in Canada
A. R. COLL., SC.   D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
B. C.
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
640 acres of land situate in the Osoyoos division
of Yale district and described as follows Commencing at a point 40 cLains south of the northwest corner of lot 3176 and running 80 chains
south, 80 chains east. 80 chains north, 80 chains
west, back to point of commencement.
March 24, 1905.
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 Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
kioW5 A Good    He tp
^•VvN^^Ys SOWS Z ^£
Aprii, 22, 1905
The daughter Georgia had just returned from her honeymoon with her
dear husband. Her father, known in the
•neighborhood as "Old Tom," was at the
wharf with his phaeton to drive her
home, about two miles away. "Papa,"
she said in her ecstacy of love, "Alfonso
will sit here," pointing to the seat beside
he. "He'll do nothing of the kind, he
can walk. I had to pay out $2 the other
day to mend those springs and I am not
going to take any more chances." So
Mr. Newlywed walked two miles in the
mud while the rich beef baron's mind
was easy but the springs groaned under
the load of meanness.
While out for a walk one bright sum
mer morning a well known Chicago minister passed a house where a parrot's cage
was hanging in the sunshine. Noticing
the bird, in his usually mild, even tones
the minister said "Good morning, Polly."
To his amazement the parrot answered :
"Well, good morning, but for heaven's
sake don't ask me if I want a cracker !"
"Women are certainly changeable
creatures," said the wearv looking man.
"What's the explanation?" asked the
friend of the family. "During our honeymoon," answered the weary party,
•'my wife declared she could not live a
day without me." "Well," queried the
family friend. "Only/last week," continued the other, "she tried to get me to
insure my life for $10,000 in her favor."
"Ze American, ah, mon Dieu, he iss a
very funny man. He know nothing but
ze dollar. He have no love of beauty or
art. He do not comprenz." "What'son
your mind, Gaston?" "Today I see a
beautiful lady, clevair, distingue, mag
nificeent. She is with a man, an American. I go to him. I say, 'Pardon, monsieur, what is ze lady's name ?' The gentleman he say, 'That's my business!'
Bah ! Beesness, beesness, all de time.
He was a rude man."
"Yes," said the lady of the house,
"your references are satisfactory, and I
think you will suit me. By the way,
your name strikes me as a little romantic
for a housemaid. You don't insist on
being called Caphne, I hope ? I have a
good many young men boarders, and thf t
sort of thing would be likely to create
frivolity. You don't mind if we call you
by your surname?" "Not at all, ma'am,'
said the neat little applicant. "Very
well. What is it?" "Darling, ma'am."
So they called her Mary.
"A dollar in  a savings bank is worth
two "     "In  a poker game?"   « No,
in about thirty-three years."
The following are gleaned from the
definitions given by English school children :
Henry VIII was brave, corpulent and
cruel, he was frequently married to a
widow, had an ulcer on his leg, and great
decision of character.
The climate of Bombay is such that its
inhabitants have to live elsewhere.
Etc. is a sign used to make believe you
know more than you do.
The equator is a menagerie lion running round the centre of the earth.
The zebra is like a horse, only striped
and used to illustrate the letter Z.
A vacuum is nothing shut up in a box.
Grayce—Soupbones told me a scandalous story last night.    Edy—And did you
blush?     Grayce—What   was   the   use?
We were in the dark.
The Wife—Doctor, can you do anything for my husband? Doctor—What
is the matter? Wife—Worrying about
money. Doctor—Oh, I can relieve him
of that, all right.
"The colonel takes a little canter every
morning after breakfast." "Yes, and a
little de-canter every night after supper.
Spring Suit
Nicola Lake and Princeton
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•77-r—•■ ■■! ~;_r '.r-,1'" WH\fm ~—*->■■ 7 t*-?*'' '—*' ipHpw^wwnw
Aprii, 22, 1905.
<* <j» <ji C'U'<iiyU"<j?
Tlte  Town of
British Columbia,
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Simil.
kameen and Tuiameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:— Copper Mountain,1
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
S Government   Headquartersii
^^^pt-^i?r:-flie Similkameen District ^^^^h
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from
fHBnxQis. for SALE:.§:^m
pj PRESENT PRICES OF LOTS===From $2.00 to $10 Per Front Foot. Size of Lots
50x100 Feet and 33 x 100 Feet. Terms===One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six flonths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum. t®#f§l
Send for Map and Price List to
Resident  Manager
Agents for the CANADIAN ORE CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)


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