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Short Railway Route to Vancouver via Coquihalla Pass
Honor is Sure Reward of Public Duties Faithfully Performed
Vol. vi.   No. 24.
$2 a Year, in Advance
Banquet at Hedley to Duncan Ross, M*P*,
Champion of Amendments to the
....■■^•■■-   V,,V. &R Charter. §    '
Under Auspices of Hedley Liberal Association Invita=
tions Extended to Conservatives and Presi=
dents Hill and Shaughnessy.
Nothing in the political history of Hedley has yet occurred which will prove
so memorable as the banquet to Duncan
Ross, M.P. for Yale-Cariboo, on the night
of Tuesday last. Guests from various
parts of the Similkameen and beyond
were present to do honor to the stalwart
champion of the rights of the people in
relation to through and local transporta
tion facilities for this district. The banquet hall of the hotel Similkameen was
ornamented with flags and garlands interspersed with words of greeting at the
farther end being the motto "V., V. & E."
The Liberals ot Hedley may well be congratulated for their unstinted hospitality
and tact in bringing together men of
divergent political creeds to mark their
appreciation of eminent services rendered
by their representative in the house, of
commons. Not one inharmonious note
was touched in all the speeches to mar
the pleasure of the most sensitive parti-
zan and when the parting song and word
was sung and said the link of personal
friendship and of that larger brotherhood
of man was welded firmer than ever.
The covers removed chairman Finlay
Fraser proposed the health of the " King"
which was received with cheers and the
sinking of "God Save the King." The
chairman's address outlined the purpose
of the banquet. He regretted the absence of those prominent in local politics
and of others largely identified with the
gold mining industry. He read a telegram received that day from Ottawa in
which government assurance was given
that the V., V. & E. would have preference of right-of-way over other and a
competing line through the Similkameen
to Princeton. He paid his personal respects to the guest of honor and complimented him on the faithful discharge of
his duty to his constituents in the rail
way fight at Ottawa.
The toast "Army and Navy " was responded to by A. Megraw of the Hedley
Gazette and A. D. Worgan, each arm of
the service being represented respectively
by them. Mr. Megraw in the course of
his remarks stated that he had received
a note from L. W. Shatford, M.P.P., stating that he would be unable to attend the
banquet. The speaker claimed that the
army was the bulwark of Britain's safety
and eulogised the conquest of South
Africa by it. He referred in felicitous
terms to having been born in the same
county (Bruce) as the guest of the evening and was followed by Mr. Worgan in
a brief encomium of the navy.
" Dominion of Canada" was responded
to by Dr. Whillans, who expressed pride
in this the land of his birth and illustrated the pith of his speech with a humorous anecdote.
C. H. Stevens, mayor of Kamloops,
who happened to be in Hedley on tele
phone business, was present and responded to the toast of "Our Province." He
expressed his high appreciation of the
services Mr. Ross had rendered, not only
to the Similkameen, but to the whole
province in securing the necessary
amendments to theV.,V & E. charter.
That railroad, when constructed, would
benefit Kamloops and other towns in the
constituency of Yale-Cariboo by the general advantages and assistance it would
confer in the development of trade. He
had watched with keen interest the outcome of the railway fight at Ottawa and
now that the difficulties were overcome
he predicted rapid development of the
Similkameen district. Japan had taught
the world a lesson in scientific warfare
but he hoped to see the peaceful occupations of life so zealously applied there
and in this country that war should be
no more. The men and women of a
country were its best asset. Their lives
were too precious to be imperilled by any
destructive agency, much less by the devastating conflict of nation against nation. He stood for anything the tendency
of which would improve the physical and
moral structure of man. Nothing gave
greater preeminence to a country than
a vigorous, athletic, moral manhood; on
these qualities the development of intelligence and powerful influence for good
rested. From the international boundary on the south to the Arctic ocean on
the north and from the Rockies to the
Pacific ocean the greetings of Liberals
and Conservatives alike were extended
to the great republic south of the 49th
parallel for its peacemaking attitude.
Mr. Stevens complimented Mr. Ross for
his willingness to serve as an humble
alderman in Greenwood notwithstanding
he had soared tt> the house of commons
as representative of the vast constituency
of Yale-Cariboo.
"Our Guest" having been proposed by
the chairman followed by the singing of
"For He's a Jolly  Good  Fellow," Mr
Ross arose amid cheering. He said he
would be guilty of gross ingratitude were
he not appreciative of the honor bestowed upon him and for the expressions
of. good will he had received since he
came to Hedley. To all he tendered
hearty thanks. He said southern British
Columbia wanted a railway and he was
glad to have been instrumental in some
measure in procuring one for it. He was
particularly glad that a principle had
been established which would open wide
the door to a competitive railway system
in this province. Manitoba attained her
rights as to railway competition after a
bitter struggle and the other provinces
were well provided for in this respect.
Why should British Columbia not have
competition also? He believed the pec-
ple of Canada should control their own
destiny and not be subject to any self-
willed corporation. We must have railways north and south, east and west for
the development of our latent mineral
wealth. He was far from.being unfriend
ly toward the Canadian Pacific Railway
company. He recognized the great work
it had accomplished in the development
of Canada. Other members of parliament might try to bolster up monopoly
and keep out American roads but his
c jurse was set and he would not deviate
from it. The new policy of an open door
and a cut off bonus for railways was not
acquired without a strenuous fight. The
Dominion of Canada has, in all probability paid out its last dollar in railway
bonuses under Liberal rule ; the door is
open to competition, never to be closed
again. The Similkameen is,one of the
richest mineral districts in the interior
and within a year two railways will be
laying steel in it and competing for its
tonnage. See that no local jealousies
intrude to the detriment of progress.
Nothing builds up a town like local patriotism. You have a rich section here.
British Columbia is the greatest province
in the Dominion and Yale-Cariboo is the
^greatest district. Okanagan valley and
the Similkameen are capable of supporting a couple of millions of people when
properly developed. The opportunity is
yours to accumulate wealth and no doubt
you will embrace it. Fling away section-;
al jealousies and- animosities and bend
all your energy toward the upbuilding of
your town and district. Even if Princeton ever attained a population of 100,000
Hedley would, at least, have 30,000 people at the same time. The country you
have about here is well worth all the expenditure necessary for its development
and two railways, as in the Boundary,
will be no more than adequate for its
:y\"The Press" was coupled with the
pame of the representative of the Simil-
kameen/Stfar, J-JVL Wright, who said that
so long as he/was\ connected with the
press he WqjjKl freel\ criticize the political pjirty to which he belonged in its columns, believing that greater strength and
vitality would thus be imparted to it
than by condoning its errors and offences
as is often done by servile editors.
"Our Cousins" was responded to by
Mr. Packard, who spoke of the friendship existing between Canadians and
The toast of "Trade and Commerce"
was replied to by A. E. Howse who said
that progress was the source of evolution
and that there were many factors which
contributed to that progress. The prospector was the leading factor in the discovery and development of this district.
Without the prospector the mineral
wealth of the country must have remained forever hid. Trade and commerce depended upon the development
of the natural resources of a country
and railways were now recognized as an
absolute necessity in the advancement
of this province. He believed it would
only be a short time before there were
two roads into the Similkameen and he
urged everyone to produce as much tonnage as possible in order that the railways might have something to do when
completed. Hedley has in view an era
of great prosperity ; the certainty of railway construction assures it. He had
observed the mineral formation in the
background of Hedley some twenty five
years ago, while passing along the trail,
and he then predicted that rich ore womgi
be found there. How true that prediction had proved to be was manifest in the
large gold producing industry on the hill
whose stamps worked unceasingly and
employed many hands. He referred to
the aged Robert Stevenson, the pioneer
of prospectors, whom he would have
been glad to see present at the banquet.
He advocated better terms and reduced
charges for the prospector at the hands of
the government. While at Vancouver
recently he was told by a wholesale man
that the factories could not produce fast
enough for them and their orders were
frequently delayed for want of manufacturing capacity. Prosperity was observable on every hand where railway facilities were afforded. Trade and commerce
on the whole was flourishing. Yet,
his two stores, at Nicola and Princeton,
did not return a profit of $iooodgring
the past year, a condition of business
which he hoped the railways and the
banks would remedy. He was glad the
banks had already come to help bear the
burdens. He complimented Mr. Ross
for the ability he had already displayed
at his maiden session of parliament,
which led him to believe that with the
added experience of sessions j-et to come
he would fill all his great expectations of
him. He concluded with the words of ■
the late President McKinley : "Everything looks glorious."
"The Local Towns " was responded to
by E. Waterman, of Princeton, who gave
a humorous simile of the friendly relations always existing between the vari-
[Continued on page 3. J
September a, 1905
The Similkameen Star
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The report of the banquet at
Hedley in this issue of the Star,
though necessarily much abbreviated, will convey ' to the reader a
fair impression of the function in
its conception, purpose and program.    Overlooking the  bounds of
• party, the committee of Liberals
having charge  of invitations, in   a
'  spirit  of   magnanimity   welcomed
whosoever  would  come.    It was a
' remarkable tribute  of appreciation
of the services of Mr. Ross  to find
- warriors  bold of the-two great po-
• litical parties eating, drinking and
chewing the cud of peaceful reflection side by side. Skilled in the
use of sword and pen as some were
v their    weapons,   for    once,    were
sheathed   in   the   proverbial  olive
' branch ; thus the contagion of peace1
and reconciliation  spread through-*
out the banquet hall..
Three notable, speeches were delivered in which trade and commerce, the province and a review
of the legislative struggle at Ottawa were . fully digested. The predominant note in all was the buoy-
ant hope in the future of the Similkameen. Loyalty, like charity,
should begin at home, and this the
speakers urged their hearers to practise in that broad and liberal spirit
which would redound to their own
lasting good and the general welfare of the whole district. The
waste of energy in fr-ictional jealousies and the consequent loss of
cohesive power when some great
question.arose affecting the whole
district was impressed on the minds
of attentive listeners.
The tenor of thought carried
away from the banquet will teud to
harmonize the various interests of
the district. Townsites must appear on the map, smelters must
be located, railway stations will
have their situation determined and
many other matters of public import will have to be decided upon.
All these things can be acquired
and disposed of without any clash
of interests if men will only confer
together in an affable and reason-
ablewnanner ; then life will become
one long banquet.
Wisely enough political views
were not emphasized by. any of the
speakers.    Mr. .Ross,   by  right of
his prominence in the Liberal party
could well have given to his speech
a partizan hue which would be
considered proper and effective missionary work by the zealots. He
chose the better way. He adroitly
sowed the seeds of conversion and
reform,. others irrigated them and
the result was that four Conservatives will in future mark their ballots for him.
It is to be regretted Mr. Shatford,
M.P.P., was not present to rejoice
over the victory won for the V., V.
& E- and the certainty of this road
being built through bis constiu-
ency. His political lens has a narrow focus if it will not permit him
to signalize his position at a banquet, even though it be in honor of
a Liberal, on the momentous questions of the day. His excuse for
absence would scarcely suffice for
his neglect of response to such an
important toast as the "local legislature." The absence of men at the
head of a great local industry is
also regretted. Cold reserve never
wins friends. To crawl into one's
shell and stay there will cause
atrophy of mind, heart, religion and
dwarf every noble instinct. &$&
In future the Bank of Commerce will
close at 12 o'clock, noon, on Fridays, for
the usual half holiday.
I J. S. Snapp and Col. Anderson, ot the
I Great Northern land purchasing department, accompanied by A. H. McNeil,
solicitor, of Rossland, were in town Wednesday and went up to Voigt's camp, Copper mountain.
Mrs. E. C. Barnard arrived iri town last
Sunday from St. Paul. Mr. and Mrs.
Barnard will shortly leave for Washington, D.C., where they will reside during
the winter. Mrs. Barnard appreciates
the fine climate here more and more with
each recurring visit. They are guests of
the Jackson.
Mining and other interesting local
hews are crowded out of this column owing to banquet report.
The Hedley Labor day celebration was
^much enjoyed by crowds of visitors. The
drilling contest was very, interesting and
'resulted in Birtch and   Ellstrom winning
first money, $100, 28^ inches ; 2nd, Mcf
iKinnon &   Bowerman, foo, 24X inches,
time. 15 minutes.
Dr. Schon caught a large rainbow trout
measuring 18 inches in the Similkameen
recently. He believes its mate is not far
jaway and will endeavor to catch it as'
(they are cannibals.
A. E. Howse and Duncan Ross, M.P.,
left for Nicola on Thursday.
Tuck French and W. Bosse were pas,-
sengers on last Saturday's stage.
G Mainprice, of Derby, Eng., is staying with Percy Rowlands.
A. Lamont and  wife  had' a runaway
mishap VVednesday but it was not serious.
Now is the time for pretty snapshots.
Tenders will.be received up to
September 30th for hauling 500
tons of coal from Princeton to
Hedley. The lowest or any tender
not necessarily accepted:
COMPANt, E. Waterman,
Princeton, Sept. 7. Manager.
Roberta, Robert Bryant, Garden City, Mary V.
Victor, Falum, No. 28, No. 31, No. 32, No. 50
Fr., No. 51 Fr., No. 52, No. 53, No. 66 Fr , No.
67, No. 68, No. 69, No. 70, No. 71 and No. 73
Fr. mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where
located: In Voigt's camp.
Take notice that I, C. JB. Shaw, acting
as agent for M. A. Voigt, free miner's certificate No. £79944, intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
certificates of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 23rd day of August,-/. .D. 1905.
11-4 C. JB. SHAW, P.L.S.
Two Brothers Victoria and Orlando Marguerite
mineral claims.   Situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district.   Where located : On Sixteen-Mile creek.
Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for a. Scrapelli, free miner's certificate
No. B86i57, 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 certificates of improvements.
Dated this 26th day of July, 1905.
Thos.Hunter, Prop., at Hotel Jackson.
on hire
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, free miner's certificate No. B86564 intend sixty days from date
hereof to apply to (he mining recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
j 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.
lyrOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
4 S date I intend to apply to the Chief Commis-
sioner 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 cbains, 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, 1905. HENRY T. THRIFT.
Also, commencing at a post marked southwest
corner of C. J. Major's purchase, thence north
80 chains, east 40 chains/south 80 chains, west
40 chains to point of commencement, in all 320'
acres, adjoining Henry T. Thrift's purchase on
the north. .   C. J MAJOR.
June 7, 1905. H. T. Thrift, agent.
Also, commencing at a post marked southwest
corner of R. L. Reid's purchase, thence north
40 chains, east 80 chains, south 40 chains, west 80
chains to point of commencement, in all 320
acres, adjoining C. J. .Major's .purchase on the
north. R. I,. REID.
June 7, 1905. H. T. Thrift, agent.
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 fellows':
Commencing at post S.W. corner of Gordon E
Corbould's purchase and running 40 chains north
49 chains east, 40 chains south, 40 chains west to
point of commencement and adjoining .R. L.
Reid's purchase on the north.
- 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.
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
a.arent 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.
Valley Hill mineral claim.   Situate in the Similkameen  mining  division   of  Yale district.
Where looted:   Adjoining the townsite of
'   Allison, on south side of river.
Take notice that I, W. C. McDougall, acting as
agent for M. L- McDougall, free miner's certificate   No.   78878,   intend,   sixty days   from   the
date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
certificates 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
ofsuch Certificate of Improvements.
. Dated this 10th day of July, A.D. 1905.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Eeliable PLATINUM Assays."
TPHIRTY days from date I intend to apply to
1 the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works
for a license to prospect for coal on the following
described lands situated in the Similkameen district :
Commencing at N.W. corner of lot 43 and running 80 chains east, 80 chains north, 80 chains
west, 80 chains south, in'all 640 acres.
Located 9th Aug. 1905. S. Spencer, agt.
And, commencing at S.W. corner of Harvey's
claim and running north 80 chains, west 80
chains, south 80 chains, east 80 chains, in all
640 acres. J. S. LOUGHNAN,
Located 9th Aug. 1905.       S. Spencer, agt.
And, commenciugat S.E. cornerof Lcughnan's
claim and running south 80 chains, west 80
chains, north 80 chains, east 80 chains, in all 640
acres. W. G. BREEZE,
Located 9th Aug. 1905. S. Spencer, agt.
And, commencing at N W. corner of Harvey's
claim, aud running 80 chains north, 80 chains
east, 80 chains south, 80 chains west, in all 640
acres W. H. FULTON,
j Located 9th Aug. 1905.        S. Spencer, agt.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days aftet
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands aud Works for permission to 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.
J. C. S. CHENHALL, locator,
C. O. French, agent.
Located May 18, 1905.
Synopsis of Canadian Northwest
Homestead Regulations.
Dominion Lands in Manitoba or the
Northwest provinces, excepting 8 and 26,
not reserved, may be h'omesteaded by any
person who is the sole head of a family,
or any male over. 18 years of age, to the
extent of one-quarter section of 160 acres
more or.less.
. Entry may be made personally at the
local land office for the district in which
the land is situate, or if the homesteader
desires, he may, on application to the
Minister of the Interior, Ottawa, the
Commissioner of Immigration, Winni
peg, or the local agent, receive authority
for some one to make entry for him.
The homesteader is required to perform
the conditions connected therewith under
■one of the following plans :
(1) At least six month's residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
for three years.
(2) If the father (or mother, if the father is deceased) of the homesteader resides upon a farm in the vicinitv of the
land entered for the requirements as to
residence 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
requirements as to residence may be satisfied by residence upon the said land.
Six months' notice in writing should
be given to the Commissioner of Dominion Lands at Ottawa of intention to apply
for patent. W. W. CORY.
Deputy of the Minister of Interior.
N.B.: Newspapers inserting this advertisement without authority will not be
paid therefor.
September a, 1905
[Concluded from page i J
ous towns in the Similkameen. He hoped
this entente cordiale would never be
broken and that peace and prosperity
might go hand in hand for all time in
this district.
"Lumbering" found a practical and
earnest sponsor in Angus Stewart of the
Hedley Lumber Co., who said that few
wen.' able to realize the important bearing this industry had upon the general
prosperity of the province. It contributed in revenue to the government about
$2,000,000 annually and paid out in the
same time about $3,000,000 annually.
"Pioneers" was the toast coupled with
the name of J. A. Schnbert who said be
arrived in this province forty-three years
ago. He had watched the province grow
from its infancy and was pleased to note
its present progressive condition. He
complimented Mr. Ross on the valiant
fight he jvaged at Ottawa for a railway
into the Similkameen.
"Mining Industry" was replied to by
C. E. Oliver who said that in his opinion
there was no mining camp iu the world
that possessed such a body of high grade
ore as Hedley. The town of Hedley was
in no sense an agricultural town and any
insinuations along that line he wished to
emphatically deny.
"The Ladies" found a ready respondent in John Love who said that no company was so enjoyable as that of the
"Our Visitors" was replied to by Fin-
lay Fraser, who expressed the hope that
visitors to Hedley would soon be able to
ride on the cushion seats of a Pullman.
"Our Host" evoked a pleasing response
from Mr. McDermott.
Finale—"Auld Lang Syne."
The banquet to Duncan Ross, M.P.,
was the first ever held in Hedley and was
in every respect a great success, reflect
ing upon all those connected with its
arrangement credit of the highest order.
The many and onerous duties of chairman Fraser were happily performed. It
was an all-night banquet that will not
soon be forgotten by the half hundred
of feasters. Songs with piano accompaniment were given by "Col." Oliver and
Mr. Jeffries.
The Vermilion Forks Mining & Devel
opment Co. call for tenders to haul 500
tons of coal to Hedley. The distance is
about 25 miles.XFull particulars may be
had from Ernest Waterman, resident
manager, Princeton.   See ad'vt.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to
purchase 160 acres of land, and more fully de
ascribed as follows j Commencing at a stake
placed at the north-west corner of Lot 254 and
marked Jackson " purchase : Thence running
south 40 chains, west 40 chains, north 40 chains
east 40 chains to place of commencement.
Located this Seventh day of July 1005.
Barrister and Solicitor
Corbould & Grant
Barristers, Solicitors, &c.
Ne wWestminstef, B.C.
Bought &Sold
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
They assure you of a
If vrSs$ m
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.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
Sole Agents*
Hudson's Bay Company
Sole Agents for British Columbia.
Bank of Montreal
Capital all paid up, $14,000,000.       Rest, $10,000.      Balance to Profit and
Loss Account, $373,988.       Total Assets, $135,624,452.
PRESIDENT, Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.C.M.G.
VICE-PRESIDENT, Sir Geo. A. Drummond, K.C.M.G.
Savings Bank Department aDnTs^ted t£ii
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
Ro»-«Ht-irv Kir  Mail  Deposits may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ac
OHOK.IIlg  Uy  XYJlcI.11 counts receive every attention.
The Nicola Branch is now Open.
G. A. HENDERSON - -        Acting Manager.
lie Canadian Bank of Commerce
CAPITAL==$8,70o,ooo REST==$3,500,ooo
Total Resources (Nov. 30, 1904) $91,000,000
SigHaWlflUff®^ Rz^Sm^k Merest allowed on deposits of $1 and
wesw mmm^** maWvmMmm* upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
Raffilriflfr hv  Mflil Deposits may be made and withdrawn
DallJyilg  V)   mail fcy maii Special attention given to this
class of business.    Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.
A General Banking Business transacted.
W. H. SWITZER,       -       - Acting Manager.
PENTICTON BRANCH—A Branch of this Bank is now open at Penticton,B.C.
RESERVE—$2fQ43,99 7
Banking by Nan-
tention.      Deposits  can  be  made
thereto and withdrawn at any time,
in Canada and abroad.
Accounts   of   parties living   at   a
distance  receive our  special at-
through the mail, and sums added
Drafts issued payable at all points
MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager. '
.    M.A., B.C.I,.
P.O. box 44.
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.
September 9, 1905
Has now in stock and is constantly receiving large shipments of
and is prepared to supply all
kinds oi goods at lowest prices
mill orders Prompng Filled
Vallance &
•    •
SAWS 1st quality If
Water Sanitary alcimo
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.
!§|'        TELEPHONE*     / Jt BATH.    J|j|||
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
Cascade Beer    <£ Alexandra Stout
Queen Beer       $ Alexandra Ale
For sale throug hout British Columbia in all thefii*st=
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated M
September 9, 1905
Butler—Sir, the carriage waits without.
Mr. Struckitrich—Without what, ye numskull ? Butler—Without hosses. It's the
motor carriage, sir.
A! new definition of •'friend" was given
by a Manchester schoolboy the other day
in an essay. "A friend is a person who
knows all about you, and likes you just
the same."
"Do you believe in the survival of the
fittest ?" "I don't believe in the survival
of anybody.   I'm an undertaker !"
Beautiful Widow—Do vou know, I'm
forty years old today ? Gallant Bachelor—Madame, you are just twenty. I
never believe more than half what I hear.
Freddie—What's the difference between being sick and an invalid? Cob
wigger—An invalid, my boy, is oue who
makes those around him sick.
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON,     -    -      B. C.
rugs, iueaicmes,
Stationery and
Sgars, Pipes an
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Largest Sale in Canada
The only Reliable Standard Brand made from the
highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
guarantee that no bleaching
either bv CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
Accept no Substitute.
Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in
the Province of British Columbia.
A LICENSE to cut timber can be acquired only at public competition. A
rental of $5 per square mile is charged
for all timber berths excepting those situated west of Yale for which the rental is
at the rate of 5 cents per acre per annum.
Iu 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, i}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 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/2 to 1 y2 cents per lineal foot
for building logs ; from 12^ to 25 cents
per cord for wood; 1 cent for fence posts;
3 cents for railway ties; and 50 cents per
cord on shingle bolts.
Leases for grazing purposes are issued
for a term of twenty one years at a rental
of two cents an acre per annum.
Coal lands may be purchased at $10 per
acre for soft coal and $20 for anthracite.
Not more than 320 acres may be acquired
by one individual or company.
Royalty at the rate of 10 cents per ton
of 2,000 pounds is collected on the gross
Entries for land for agricultural pur
poses may be made personally at tbe local
land office for the district in which the
land to be taken is situated, or if the
homesteader desires, he may, on application to the minister of the interior at
Ottawa, the commissioner of immigration ai Winnipeg, or the local agent for
the district within vvhich the land is situated, receive authority for some one to
make entry tor him.
A fee of $10 is charged for for a homestead entry.
A settler who has received an entry for
.a homestead is required to perform the
conditions connected therewith under
one of the following plans :
1. At least six months' residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
during the term of three years. It is the
practice of the department to require a
settler to bring 15 acres under cultivation, but if he prefers he may substitute
stock; and 20 head of cattle, to be actually his own property, with buildings for
their occupation, will be accepted instead
of the cultivation.
. 2. If the father (or mother, if the father is deceased) of any person who is
eligible to make a homestead entry under
the provisions of the act, resides upon a
farm in the vicinity of the land entered
for by such person as a homestead, the
requirements of the Act as to residence
prior to obtaining patent may be satisfied
by such person residing with the father
or mother.
3. If the settler has his permanent residence upon farming land owned by him
in the vicinity of his homestead, the re
quirements of the Act as to residence
may be satisfied by residence upon the
said land.
Application for a patent should be made
at the end of three years before the local
agent, sub agent or a homestead inspector.
Before making an application for a
patent the settler must give six months'
notice in writing to the commissioner of
Dominion lands at Ottawa, of his intention to do so. '-fop-i
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.
Of excellence which characterize the
are symetrical and staunch main frame, simple and
powerful gears, perfect and frictionless bushings, direct
stroke pitman, and long steel wearing plates for the
knife. The McCormick line of mowers embraces the
"Vertical Lift, New 4, New Big 4, and Little Vertical.
These machines are illustrated and described in detail
in the McCormick book for 1904, "It Takes the
Palm, | which will be supplied free upon request
September g, 1905
EAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tuiameen Rivers*   The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:—   Copper Mountain.
Kennedy   Mountain.   Friday.  Boulder and Granite Creeks.
Summit. Roche River.  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
ES^i^SSiSB&s*1 ' ' " 5£3S»^f'SP
quarters m
Fer th® Semslkamee
Enorraous Agricultural Area to Draw from
PRESENT   PRICES   OF   LOTS===From $3.00  to  $10  Per  Front  Foot.   Size of  Lots   |
50x100 Feet and 33x100 Feet.     Terms===One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six flonths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum.
Send for Map and Price List  to
s. a* ERNEST 1 WATERMAN, ^ 3
Resident  Manager
*«m» eA $$a* f  Irtft*
Agents for the CANADIAN ORB CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)


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