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Similkarfteen has best quaSty Coal for heat and gas.
—   ^^ MmiiKameen nas nest quality coai lor neai ana gi
It is not luck, but pluck and industry, which mak$ 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. 14,
PRINCETON, BMu, SATURDAY, JULY J, 1905.
$2 a Year, in Advance
! RAILWAY SIGNALS.!
The most important railway news re
ceived this week was the victory in the
railway committee for the passage of the
amendments to the V. V. & E. charter
and the fact that rails.are now being laid
frpm Curlew to Midway, a distance of
12 miles.
This stretch was graded about a year
ago. Midway has been enlivened lately
by the arrival of contractors and the construction of a hospital building for the
use of. laborers and others engaged in
railroad work. Pat Welch and J; W.
Stewart have the contracts from Midway
: west;
Just now there is considerable specula
tion as to whicbV route the V.V. & E. will
take over the Hope-mountains. There
are two, one via the Tuiameen aud the
other up the Similkameen. The Tuiameen is the  shortest by about 23 miles.
'There is tonnage  on both routes,    it is
'believed that the Tuiameen will be the
main line with a branch, from Princeton
-tq Roche river. There are three known
practicable passes overthe Hope summit:
Allison^ Skaist and: Coquihalla   of which
"the^ Skaist is- shortest. It is thought a
lower pass than any of these exists and
explorers are  now looking for it.    The
.post per mile over the summit will average about $35,000 per mile.
Jas. Hislop, P.L.S., came up from Hedley recently on business. He is probably
the bqst informed man in the country on
available railway routes through it and
has often been engaged as engineer in
running preliminary lines and reconnai-
sanpe work.
j President Hill's motto is "Low grades
aqd big loads." It will take a lot of
exploratory work to secure the lowest
grade over the Hope mountains, meantime the road will be built rapidly to
Princetpn on easy grades.
W. Aj Davis arrived in Princeton on
Wednesday from Vancouver, coming via
the Hope trail. _He met two parties ot
men and women travellers on the route
outward bound. He was informed at
Hope that a party of V.V. & E. railway
surveyors under guidance of an old trapper and mountaineer were exploring a
pass from the. head of Chilliwack river
eastwards through the Hope mountains.
''Podunk" says that many people whom'
he met at the coast are casting wistful
eyes toward the Similkameem and are
onlyawaitiflg the commencement of railway construction.
Peter Sherwood, who is working on
the 20-mile survey of the railway belt,
arrived in Granite City (creek) from the
summit this week. He says the survey
party is now camped at the head of Bear
creek and will work south to Chilliwack
this summer.
MllS AND MINING.
Frank BaHe'yi M.E.'.'Wal in town yesterday .having returned from sampling
Ten Mile creek copper camp. Aspen
Grove. A. Roberts has made a rich strike
on the Parrot and also on the Iron King
in both of which-Mr. Bailey is interested.
He will take in the sports at Hedley and
theh return.
The Windsor group in the Lardeau has
been sold for $50,000.    Ore averaged $50.
Frederic Keffer, manager of the B.- C.
Copper Co., has been summoned to New
York to consult with the directors. It is
reported his mission is for the purpose of
making plans to increase the smelter
capacity of the company.
B..A. Brisco, M.E., of San Francisco,
has recently examined Aspen Grove camp
for California capitalists. He stated the
formation was identically the same as
that of the celebrated Copper River district, Alaska, and was very much impressed with the camp.
The Dominion Copper Co. has taken
over the properties of the Montreal &
Boston Consolidated in the Boundary
and D. D. Mann is president of the
combined companies.
Written tenders are invited until 15th
July for the purchase of 20,000 shares of
the capital stock in the Sunset Copper
Co. Applicationjs to be made to W. B.
Bower, liquidator of the Sunset' Copper
Co., Grand Forks.
Charlie" Willerson and Pete Johnson
are doing assessment work on Copper
mountain, -run    v  •  ;
Bill Scruby has some good samples of
ma'nganese which he found near town.
Placer Mining on the Tuiameen.
W. J. Macgregor and brother are placer
mining on a flat about six miles up the
Tuiameen river with encouraging results.
The gold is flaky as a rule although
coarse gold is present. There is no
doubt that with a dredge the placer gold
deposits of the Similkameen and Tuiameen rivers would.give highly profitable
results. The recovery of gold; along
these rivers in the early days brought
wealth to some by the primitive and j^jo'w
process of washing in rOckers. The
benches have not been worked and it
remains for some enterprising miners to
construct a conduit for water and thus
recover the gold by ordinary sluicing.
Hydraulic mining will probably be an
important industry here as there is known
to be in the auriferoiiiP;areas platinum
and large quantities of black sand. By
the experience Macgregor Bros, are now
acquiring the "foundation for extensive
operations may be laid and it is hoped
they will be amply rewarded for their
labor and enterprise.
BLACK DIAMONDS.
The area of the Princeton coal basin
is 19,200 acresi with a proven depth of
over 60 feet of coal, made up. of strata
var3'ing from 2^to 18,feet in thickness.j
All coking coals are bituminous, 3nd
those containing a small percentage of
water. Why some soft coals will coke
and others not is yet undetermined. The
crown coals or. lignites .are not coking
coals, these - coals invariably leaving behind after the bituminous volatile matter
has been driven off a powder and not
coke. A coking coal will give from 45
to 85 per cent, of c'oke, considerable depending upon the method, of coking.
Those coals richest in carbon aqd poor in
gas give the greater./ percentage of .cokeJ
Silica, clay and iron in coal hinders coking, while lime, by increasing the fusi-'
bility, facilitates it.
Princeton coal is most cleanly for domestic purposes, having small ash, no
clinker to hurt, and gives ;off a tbinv
translucent smoke. Analyses for, ash
run from 3 90 to 5.70 and for fixed carbon
from 54.07 to y^S. For naval purposes
a fleet would be almost trackless- with
this cpal. Its steaming qualities are the
best by actual test. i*'&&t::\
^ No doubt the Pacific steamers of the
Great Northern will use this coal when
the V.V. & F. is constructed to Vancouver. President Hill had two experts here
last year, Messrs. Stockett and Reisinger,
who measured this Jaasin and made tests
of the coal. The "black diamonds" of
Princeton are bound to be a great source
of wealth to those who are fortunate
enougtyto secure ground now.
Married at Toronto.
f The home of Mr. andMrs. D. J. Campbell, TorontB^wastjie, scene of a pretty
June wedding on the 14th ult., when their
daughter Lillie was united in marriage
to Frederick A. Howse, eldest son Of A.
E. Howse, manager of the Princeton
Publishing Co. and head of the well
known mercantile company at Princeton
and Nicola Lake. The bride was given
away by her father and wore a lace gown
with court train of heavy brocade, orange blossoms fastening the venf 2She
carried white roses showered with lilies
and wore a diamond crescent, the gift of
the groom. The bridesmaids were Miss
Tena Campbell and Miss Lina Biggar,
and D. B. Gillies was groomsman. The
groom has a wide circle of friends
throughout the province who will extend
their hearty congratulations to the happy
couple. One and all of the Star staff
join in sincerest wish that the lives
of both may have' all the sunshine of
happiness that earth can afford. Mr.
and Mrs. Howse left for the west on an
extensive honeymoon trip which will
include the Portland exposition.
[HERyNDTOERE.
Today is Canada's natal day. It is
not owing to any lack of-loyalty or enthusiasm that there is no celebration this
year in Princeton ; it is the absence of a
railway, no doubt. Next Dominion Day,
however, will be an earthshaker.
By reference to the advertisement of
the bank of Hamilton on an inside page
it.will be noted that the reserve fund of
this institution is exactly equal to its
capital, $2,235,000. This is unique in
banking. It is doubtful if there is another bank in existence with such a showing of financial stability. This feature
must prove a bulwark of confidence in
the minds of depositors and shareholders.
Engineer Tracv of the V.V. & E. struck
camp at Allison Monday morning and
moved up the Similkameen to Ashnola.
He" is nbw running a preliminary line
-toward Princeton. Engineer Bassett is
locating on the Wolf creek spur, the
main line being finished as far as Prince-
t >n.
D. C. McRae & Bro., stationers and
news dealers at Greenwood, have been
so thoroughly imbued with the natnral
proclivities of Princeton and the rich
mineral endowment of it and the surrounding camps that they will probably
engage in business here.
The A. E Howse Co., Ld., has received
a consignment of the celebrated McCormick self-binders which they are in a
position to supply on short order.
Trout are now plentiful in river, lake
and stream. Some disciples of Izaak,
The Walton, return with full baskets
every day, then with beaming facer and
Slowing souls they tell nice fish stories
to their neighbor's and parting dispense
toothsome sweevles to them. 1
It will be observed- by advertisement
on the third page of this paper that the
bank of Commerce has established a
branch at" Penticton. This bank has in
a few years by its energetic business
methods built up a large commercial
patronage in the west extending from
the Yukon to the international boundary.
It is one of the safest institutions in the
Dominion and probably has the largest
number of agencies of any similar financial concern in the world. Its total resources reach the enormous sum of $91,-
000,000; capital, $8,000,000.
Miss Dalby left on last Sunday's stage
for, Victoria where she will spend her
vacation. As teacher here she gave very
general satisfaction and waa|slTcially esteemed and popular. As to her engagement for another term she did not definitely state whether she would return as
teacher or not.
j,. Jim Snowden is packing material up to
pnday creek for the construction of quarters for miners at the Gladstone mine.
Hi
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STA
R
July i, 1905
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C.
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. B.  Howse, Manager.
tamiuating vices will then have been
removed.
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Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
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A. E. HOWSE.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
. The brief announcement over the
wire   on   Tuesday   last   that   the
amendments   to   the  V. V. & E.
charter had been carried iu railway
committee    was   welcome,   indeed.
Virtually,   the bill  embodying the
amendments   may    be   considered
passed,   its second  and third readings in the  house being assured by
the substantial  majority of 18 in
committee.     Furthermore,   as the
war waged over the amendments a
certain  political  hue was given to
it  by  Liberals and  Conservatives
voting solidly in  most of the divisions—the former  for the bill and
the latter against. . The  house .is
strongly Liberal and it may be reasonably  inferred  the  bill will not
suffer  there.    The consent  of the
senate is required   to the,bill before
it becomes law, but oniy a freak in
legislation  would cause  it to miscarry  in  that  body after the commons and  the committee had ratified it.    Everything considered the
prospect is very bright for an early
start in July on construction in the
Similkameen.
The St. Eugene mine in Kootenay   will   declare   a   dividend   of
$70,000 today for the benefit of the
shareholders.     It is  now earning
profits for its owners at the rate of
about a  million dollars yearly.    It
is  a fair sample of what may be
expected in the Similkameen when
facilities for development have been
afforded.     The reports  of mining
experts who  have visited this district are   most  favorable and the
opinions of  thousands  of laymen
is not  less so—may  there  not be
other St. Eugenes right here ?
jNDTICE.
International and Constitution mineral claims,
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, tree 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.
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 io, 1905. <*•">
NOTielv
The great trek of cousins from
Uncle Sam's country to the wheat
belt in the  Canadian  Northwest is
Ottawa and Calgary have decided
to embark in municipal ownership
of electric lighting and Toronto has
the same thing under consideration.
The success  which   has  attended
public ownership of public utilities
in other  places has given the cities
mentioned a cue  for  betterment of
their condmons.'   It   would  be a
welcome day  when the people own
the minor  utilities and  thus pave
the way to the larger undertakings.
But, first of all, it will be necessary
to install machinery which will free
public ownership from any possible
taint of political control or iobbery.
Perhaps it could  be done by commissions.    What would  happen if
the present provincial government
had  control of railways, telephone
lines,   &c,   and   Mr.   Hawthorn-
thwaite demanded;! the removal of
some, personally offensive officials ?
Why, even to the parting with half
his perquisites Richard would have
to comply or vacateV   Public ownership must  be far removed from
political \ injfuence.     The  man \ or
the party to 1.devise the method and
put it into practice will reap the people's gratitude.   The curse "Of incorporate monopoly with all its con
causing anxiety to some American
newspapers.    It is  not so long ago
that the United States swallowed
up the flower of Canadian young
men and women wh6 filled the western prairies and* eastern cities with
an enormous industrial class. Many
of that  class  with  their  offspring
are now returning accompanied by
a first class type of real American,
a number of Whom are in the Similkameen and Okanagan.    The following skit fi®m an U.S. exchange
as to the  lack  of vegetables and
fruit    north   of   the  international
boundary is so  highly exaggerated
that it would be  laughable were it
not  intended  to convey damaging
impressions : "It is noted that there
are no tornadoes or. cyclones north
of the forty-ninth'parallel.    When
you get around Canada and Nova
Scotia there is not  enough  hot air
to mix with the cold air to make a
decent whirlwind in the road.   But
don't jump at the superficial conclusion  that it  would be grand to
live in a country  where the wind
never goes  waltzing around in the
form of a funnel.    There are plenty
of   other  things  besides wind funnels • that  are not found up there.
No cantaloupes and  water melons,
mind you, gladden the bleak hearts
of the  Canadians ; no  green  corn
on the cob.; no i pawpaws ; mighty
few, if any, fresh cherry  pies ; riot
nearly enough spring lamb and new
peas to ' go around.    Just dig up a
cyclone cellar   or a cave and stay
with the melons and the green corn
and .the   pawpaws and  the other
good things  in | God's country.' "
The American  people cannot long
be 'kept in  ignorance  of. the facts
that B.C- grows as good quality of
fruit as any in the world ; .thejfinest
wheat that soilean produce is grown
jn "Canadtf%fid" the greatest variety
of'miril;fals?ffiL''one: district: is found
jnjjffig ^im^am|en.   . Morally and
spqiajly  considered,.the climate of
^armda|is,aecid^edly unfavorable, for
JJd^limgs apddi,vpi:ces and there/is;
j^T/disnQcj}ori made in race, color
oir'.dgee^^all are.equfal^with the
possiofe^except ion ''pi -t ge^ohgol,
who willf^t^G^iatize;!
^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 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 on
Five-Mile creek and adjoining Hugh Finnegan's
preemption on the north.
June 7,1005. 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. I.. Reid's purchase, thence north
40 chains, east 80 chains, south 44 chains, west 80
chains to point of commencement, in all 320
acres, adjoining C. J. Major's purchase on the
north. R. L.jREID.
June 7, 1905.     ^M%        U. T. Thrift, agent.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby 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 8d acres more or less.
ROB'T B. DICKSON, Applicant.
May 20, 1905.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
ff|I|P
NOTICE is hereby given that, 6o_ days after
date, I intend to apply to the "Hon. Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase
r6o 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.
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 cornerfqf*'
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.
N01ICE.
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.
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^jBfifict, described as
follows : Commencing at a post at the S.E. cor-*;
ner of lot 1232 thence north 40 chains east 80
chains, south 40 chains west 80 chains io point of
commencement. I    FRED. A. HOWSE.
May 25,1905.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
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 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. 1905.
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,
'"Phirty days after date I intend to apply to the
I 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 2040 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 Simil-
;   kameen   mining division of  Yale- district.
Where located: On Cppper mountain.
Take notice that I, JH. 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 further take notiee that action, under section 37]8miist be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch certificate of improvements..!:,;
Dated this 10th day of May, A.D. 1905.
"&$$ H.Hi THOMAS.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase i6oiacres of mountain "land situate in Yale
district and Yale division about 1% miles north of
Tuiameen river, 14 miles rilorth 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. GUINEY, Locator.
May 5, 1905.
NOTICE.
Tinhorn "Fractional mineTal' 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. ^^d&^fl^S''
Dated this 20th day of April, 1905.
NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given that sixts days after
date I intend to apply IWthe Hon. the Chief commissioner of-Lands and Wofks 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 J^SfeS
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. JaMES D'ARCY.
May 8,1905.	
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to pur-
chase 100 acres of mouutain pasture • land situate
in the Yale division of Yale districtfand 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.^feW. J. MACGREGOR, Locator.
May 10, 1905.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days aftei
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner^
Spj^Lands and Works for permissiofittp purchase
160 acres of mountain land, situate and adjoining J. M. Wright's purchase on the east, and running east 40 chains, north 40 chains, west 40
chains, south 40 chains to post. Tuiameen river
meandering line on the south. About ten miles
west of Princeton. SJ28]
J. C. S. CHENHaSx, locator,
:,       C. O. French, agent.
Located May 18,1905.
NOTICE.
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,
P&tfcated 24th April, 1905. S. Spencer  Ag't.:
Also 640 acresSrunning 80  chains north, 80
chains west, 80 chains south and 80 chains east.
"Located 24th April, 1905.
ANDRIA BJERKNESS,
WB& - •   • s* sPencer> Agent.
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July i, 1905
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
MARRIED.
HOWSE—CAMPBELL — On Wednesday, June
14th, 1905, at Ardriehaig, Kew Beach, Toronto*
by Rev. Dr. B. D. Thomas, Lillie, youngest
daughter of D. J. Campbell, to Frederick Armstrong Howse, of Nicola Lake, B.C.
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
At the election of school trustees last
week the members of the new board were
elected by acclamation and are as follows : F. W. Groves, E. Waterman and
F. M. McLeod, secretary.
Word has been received that Mickey
Foy, a well known miner of this camp
two or three years ago, was accidentally
killed in a mine in Mexico recently.
Fifteen bronze monuments for the international boundary will shortly arrive
and be packed to their destination on
the Skagit.
Potatoes now retail at 5c. per lb. and
new ones will not be in the market in
considerable quantities for about three
weeks. Strawberries are 20c. per quart,
rhubarb 5c per lb. Wild strawberries
are very scarce, so are mushrooms, due
to the damp, cool weather. Butter 40c.
per lb., fresh ranch eggs, 50c. per dozen.
Public worship in the court house tomorrow evening at 7:30 p.m.
J. E. McCauley and Pete Hooston-
boozem arrived from Spokane this week
and went to Copper monntain where they
have mining interests.
The following was received from Otter
Flat yesterday : " Ed Tennyson was
thrown from a horse near Otter Flat last
Tuesday and leceived some very severe
bruises. No bones were broken, however, as Ed saved himself in a great measure, by falling on his head."
Some fellows take an unusual interest
in the stage when a particular friend is
about to travel on it. Here are some of
the questions asked the driver: "Are
your horses skittish ?" "What size is the
axle ?" "Got a cover on your stage ?"
"No highwaymen along the route," &c.
After a man is married a few years such
questions- are uncalled for.
The Canadian general service and colonization company is aboiit to establish
an agency in New York to induce immigrants to come to B.C.
The Crow's Nest Pass Coal Co's payroll,
for May amounted to $123,053
Wanted—Waiter and assistant house
keeper at HOTEL JACKSON.
REAL
ESTATE and
MINES
Bought &Sold
WINKLER
&MOHR
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
Correspondence
Solicited
C. M. BRYANT & CO'Y
ASSAYERS
THE VANCOUVER ASSAY   OFFICE.
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
4. ral
TEAS
ARE THE TEAS TO PLEASE.
They assure you of a
DELICIOUS CLP OF TEA
EVERY TIJT1E.
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Sold [in neat leaden packets
of half and one pound each
or in bulk*
They're a choice India
and Ceylon blend.
Oue trial; makes a lasting friend.
All Grocers Sell It.
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.
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 wesipo
point of commencement and adjoining R. I..
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 north. THOS. R. PEARSON.
June 27,1905. C. M, Snowden, agent.
JOHN LOVE
Druggist and Stationer
HEDLEY, B.C.    tt
Drugs, Medicines,
Books,      M
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
Confectionery.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C-
HUNTER'Sp
FEED & UVERY&S
Thos.Hunter, Prop., at Hotel Jackson.
Hudson's Bay Company
Sole Agents for British Columbia.
BANK OF
CAPITAL—$4,866,666
RESERVE—$2,043,997
HEAD OFFICE IN CANADA   -   -    MONTREAL
Banhing by lljilgil HHHI
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.
HEDLEY BRANCH
L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
NOTICE.
Sixty days from date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to purchase' twenty acre's of moun-'
tain 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.
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
Map of Surveyed Claims on Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
Canadian Bank of Commerce
CAPITAL—$8,700,000. REST—$3,500,000
Total Resources (Nov. 30, 1904)—$91,000,000.
PRINCETON.
B. C.
NOTICE.
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.
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, 4ochains south to point of commencement.
JENS TANGEN,*
Princeton ^Located. May 9,1905. S.Spencer, ag't.
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 mountain, Tuiameen river, Boulder, Bear and
Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P. O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
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July i, 1905
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HEADQUARTERS FOR
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Id Water Sanitary Calcimo
VANCOUVER, B. C.
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS   -
Cascade Beer    & Alexandra Stout
K|     Queen Beer       ^ Alexandra Ale
For sale throug hout British Columbia in all thefirst=
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
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Largest Sale in Canada
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-The only Reliable Standard Brand made from the
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guarantee  that   no  bleaching
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ELECTRICITY is used in its j
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Accept no Substitute.
"notice!
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
LMet 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 Kale 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
Mays, 1905. '    C. O. FRENCH, Locator.
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The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with be'st the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
TELEPHONE* BATH.    2ft|
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
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SMILES.
A weather-beaten  tombstone in an old
Virginia cemetery bears this inscription :
I await my husband.
May 26, 1840.
Here I am.
December 14, 1871.
A wag   passing   by added,  "Late as
usual."
"Well, my friend, I never pay my old
debts. I forget them." "And your new
ones?"    "Oh, I let them get old."
Bride—Here's a telegram from papa !
Bridegroom (eagerly)—What does he
say? Bride (reading)—Do not come
home, and all will be forgiven.
A well known Episcopal bishop of high
church tendencies was giving a dinner to
a number of his clergy not long ago.
In arranging for it with his English butler he was surprised to have the man ask,
"Is they 'igh church or low church, sir?"
"Why, what possible difference does that
make?" the bishop inquired. "A great
deal of difference, sir," the man replied.
"The low church, they eats the most,
and the 'igh church they drinks the
most, sir!"
There is a certain lawyer of this town
who is very fond of elaborate and solemn
jokes. He was in Vancouver last summer, and one morning he went into a
restaurant with his most dignified air to
order breakfast. "I want two eggs,"
said he to the waiter. "I want one frier]
on one side, and the other fried on the
other." The waiter bowed obsequiousl)
and withdrew. A little later he returnee1,
"Beg pardon, sir," said he, "but I am
afraid I didn't quite catch your order
Would you mind repeating it?" "Not
at all," said the Rossland man, solemnly
"I want two eggs, one of them fried on
one side and the other on the other.'
"Thank vou, sir," said the waiter. "I
thought that was what you said, but 1
wasn't quite sure, sir." Five minutes
later an apologetic waiter returned to tht
lawyer's elbow. "I beg pardon, sir,'
said he again, "but the cook and I havt
had some words. Would you mind having those, eggs scrambled?"
Daisy—Did Henry kneel when he pre -
posed to you ? Nellie—No, he made me
a standing offer.
For  CONNOISSEURS Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through-
• out the province.
R.P.RITHET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
f|||' Sole Agents*
4%gZ&
Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in
the Province of British Columbia.
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 iuin-
ber, 50 cents perjthousand feet B.M. Railway ties, eight and nine feet long, i]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
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 l/z to iy2 cents per lineal foot
for building logs ; from 12*4 to 25 cents
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 issued
for a term of twenty one years at a rental
of two cents an acre per annum.
Coal lands may be purchased at $10 per
acre for soft coal and $20. for anthracite.
Not more than 320 acres may be acquired
by one individual or company.
Royalty at the rate of 10 cents per tor
of 2,000 pounds is collected on the gross
output.
Entries for land for agricultural pur
poses may be made personally at the local
land office for the district in which the
land to be taken is situated, or if the
homesteader desires, he may, on applica
Hon 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 home
stead entry.
A settler who has received an entry for
a homestead is required to perform the
conditions connected therewith under
one of the following plans :
1. At least six months' residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
during the term of three years. It is the
practice of the department to require a
settler to bring 15 acres under cultiva
tion, but if he prefers he may substitute
stock; and 20 head of cattle, to be actu
ally 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.
PRINCETON   BOARD    OF    TRADE—Rooms
centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
F. W. Groves E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
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Summit. Roche River,  Upper' Tuiameen and Aspen  Grove.
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