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Tests Prove Princeton Coal is First Class for Fuel.
Post Nubila Phoebus.
The Location of the Railway Station on Princeton Townsite Leaves no Room for Procrastination of Investor; now is the Time for Bargains.
Three Thousand Square Miles of Mineral Area in the Similkameen, not a Tenth of which has been Prospected.
Vol. vi.   No. 32.
$2 a Year, in Advance
The board of trade met on Thursday
night, it being the annual regular meeting for the election of officers. The retiring president, F. W. Groves, spoke of
the usefulness of the board in the past
and its widening sphere of influence in
the future, stating that if it had accomplished nothing more than secure the
telephone line it had well repaid all
effort of members toward maintenance.
He advised continued loyal support of
the board and thanked all for their
cooperation during the year of his presidency. The treasurer's report was very
satisfactory and showed the board was in
a healthy financial condition. A vote of
thanks was tendered retiring officials.
The following officers were elected:
President, E, Waterman; Secretary, W.
H. Switzer ; Treasurer, H. Cowan.
The following from the Nicola Herald
will be read with pleasure by many who
are acquainted with Geo. R. Philp, of
Nicola, who has been secretary Of the
A. E. Howse Co. for several years. He
is leaving to become a disciple of ^Escu-
lapius in the art ot healing. Courteous
and obliging in business, always a gentleman, Mr. Philp merits all the express
ions of regard for him, in which the Star
joins and wishes him' a successful career :
"G. R. Philp, who has been with the
A. E. Howse Co., Ltd., for over six years
leaves next week for bis home in Hamilton, Ont., and after a short visit with his
relatives will leave for Toronto to take a
course in medicine. Mr. Philp leaves
Nicala with the best ^wishes of a large
number of friends who wish him every
prosperity. During his stay in Nicola he
has taken an active part in everything
for the welfare of the district and town
in which he lived and his valued service
dnd advice will be missed. In the future
Nicola may be favored with a visit from
Dr. George R. Philp.
Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Howse entertained
a number of friends at their residence on
Wednesday evening to bid farewell to Mr.
Philp. A very pleasant evening was
spent in games, singing and dancing.
About midnight a recherche lunch was
served and the host in a neat speech proposed the health of Mr. Philp and wished
him every prosperity in his new vocation,
which was joined in by all singing " For
He's a Jolly Good Fellow." Mr. Philp
responded thanking his friends for their
kind remarks and the good wishes for his
tuture. The party broke up shortly after
midnight after a very enjoyable evening
presided over by an excellent host and
Church of England religious services
-will not be held tomorrow owing to illness of Rev. E. P. Flewelling, who goes
to the coast for surgical treatment.
P. Pouplier left for Nelson last Sunday via Revely's express.
Obstructive  Tactics of Canadian Pacific Brings Case
Into Court.
Three Railroads Building out of Midway—Will C.P.R. be First Into
the Similkameen ?
Granby Shows Large Profits
for Year which are Likely
to Increase.
Providence High Grade Mine Yields
Handsome Profits on Small
Ore Tonnage,
It will be recollected by everyone who
is conversant with railway matters affecting this district that Canadian Pacific
officials announced a few months ago that
their company would be the first to construct in the Similkameen. If reports
be true there is some possibility of the
correctness of the statement, for it is
said that the C P.R. has let a mile of contract this side of the international boundary along the Similkameen river. It is
a fact, however, that contractor Tierney,
Of Nelson, has begun construction at
Midway for the C.P.R. Engineer Bain-
bridge, of Vancouver, is cross sectioning
the route westward, the preliminary line
having been run some years ago beyond
It is certain that the C.P.R. is doing all
in its power to obstruct V.,V. & E. construction. Today, in Vancouver, before
the supreme court the V.,V. & E. will
ask for a warrant of immediate posses (
sion of right-of-way disputed by the
C.P.R. The building of a mile of road,
on the Similkameen river would amount
to nothing more than petty obstruction.
S. S. Cranshaw has charge of the party
locating the Wolf creek section of the
V ,V. & E. which touches the river near
In the minds of some superstitious people Hallowe'en is associated with spooks
and hobgoblins which go about to annoy
and frighten persons on the night of
October 31st. This traditional record was
not verified in the least on last Hallowe'en for? instead of wandering ghosts
there was a gathering of "lovely women
and brave men" in the ball room on invitation of Mr. and Mrs. E. Waterman.
There was a good half hundred or more
of the merrymakers, not a few coming
from Hedley and the rustic suburbs of
Princeton. Briefly described, the decorations, music and refreshments were much
appreciated, the pretty ball costumes of
ladies greatly admired, while a certain air
of refinement pervaded the whole night
of pleasure and entertainment. The
popularity of Mr. and Mrs. Waterman
in the social life of Princeton again received further proof of its spontaneous
hold upon all; their own personalities/
having made many friends of those in
every creditable walk of life.
The annual report of the Granby Mining and Smelting Co., of Grand Forxs,
has been published. It is interesting
reading and must be very gratifying to
stockholders and the management. The
production of copper bullion during the
year shows a slight falling off, due entirely to the fact that no outside matte
was purchased for treatment. The profit
is considerably larger than last year,;
amounting to $712,649. This handsome
sum was attained by economies introduced during the year and by a better
average price of metals. During the
year $350,000 were expended in improvements. The smelter now treats about
3,000 tons daily.
' J. E. McCauley has finished the season's work on the Professor and Blue Bell
miueral claims, Copper mountain. He
has made a series of open cuts and began
a tunnel which will be about 600 feet in
length when finished. He will return
early next spring from Spokane to resume operations.
The annual report of the Providence
Mining Co. of Greenwood was recently
published, showing- a net gain for the
year of $19,034. There was mined during the year 657 tons of ore, which gave
$61,919. The cost of mining was $19.83
per ton, and the cost of hauling, assaying, freight and treatment, $10.71 per
ton. The managing director urges the
installation of more machinery for the
economic working of the mine.
J. A. Haralson has taken a bond on r6.
silver-lead claims on Seymour Arm, averaging $65 in silver. The bond was for
$240,000 and $10,000 must be spent next
[ The West Kootenay Power and Light
Co. is spending $1,000,000 on its works.
Mines and smelters will use the electric
power developed.
There is a well founded report going
the rounds of the press that the Great
Northern railway company has bought
the B.C. Copper Co's smelter for $ 130,-
000. No official confirmation of the report has been made as yet.
1 F. W. Groves, P.L.S., came up from
Keremeos i>n Thursday where he has
been surveying a ranch.
Dr. Mathison, dentist, leaves tomorrow
for Hedley, having been here a week.
Officials of the Daly Reduction Co. at
Hedley came up to Princeton last Saturday on a visit, there being in the party
Manager Lamb, Auditor Crawford and
wife, and Marcus Daly, jr., stockholder.
Although they had read and heard much
about Princeton they were agreeably surprised to behold with their own eyes and
mental perception the wonderful gifts of
natural wealth and resource observed on
every side. To quote : "The half had
ne'er been told them " gives one an idea
how this section strikes strangers on their
first visit here. They saw the coal mine
of the Vermilion Forks Co. in its pro
ducing stage ; they observed the auriferous bars of the Similkameen river ; they
saw samples of minerals within a 20-mile
radius of the town ; they looked on
the cattle feeding upon a 'thousand' hills,
then bent their gaze upon the townsite
and the railway location, exclaiming
within themselves: "It is well." Mr.
Lamb is an antipodean from Ballarat, the
greatest free milling gold district in the
world, with an annual production of
$70,000,000. He is pleasant and communicative and will, no doubt, be a popular
citizen of Hedley. Under his short management the old methods have passed
away and bnsinesslike control is stamped
on every department. Radical changes
were necessary and Messrs. Lamb and
Crawford have performed their separate
roles with alacrity. Mr. Daly is charmed
with Princeton and enjoyed the ozone off
the breezy altitudes of Hope mountains.
The party returned to Hedley on Sun-
Fred, Keffer, manager of the B.C. Copper Co., and W. D. McMillan, owner of
the Apex group on Keremeos creek, were
in town Thursday. Mr. Keffer was on
his way to the Sunset mine, Copper,
mountain, where a diamond drill is in
operation proving the group under bond
to the companv. At a depth of 310 feet
the drill hole was lost which will require
casing before boring can be resumed.
Meanwhile the drill has been moved to
near the Tinhorn fraction and is boring
there. Mr. Keffer will inspect other properties while in this section and secure,
samples of same.
W. D. McMillan reports that work on
the Apex group is progressing rapidly.
There are 16 men steadily employed in
development work. The ore ' is now
proven to be of great body, containing
high values. Mr. McMillan thinks that
the whole of the Similkameen is on the
verge of great prosperity. ^Fr.om here he
goes to Portland canal on the west coast
of B.C. where he is interested in a copper mine. He isof opinion that Seattle
is fast superseding Spokane as a center
for mining capital. Mr. McMillan will
be here again in the early spring to
look after coal and other mineral interests.
.ii,-ry"-.r,y-i'-■"•■"•■■ *■•■-,
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
The Princeton Publishing Co.
^\ A.  E.   Howse, Manager.
One Year,
Payable in Advance.
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting^ any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices io and 5 cents per line.
Four Weekly insertions constitute one month
Australians are looking for trouble and , inviting a reminder to attend to their own business by sending a petition in favor of home rule
for Ireland to the King. Mistress
in our own houses the colonies exhibit bad manners in meddling with
mother's housekeeping.
"All cheques to be made payable-to
Although there were one or two
ranchers in the Similkameeu prior
to the mining periodr.yet there is no
question that mining is the chief
. and • pioneer industry of this dis-
district." Without it there would
be no Similkameen beyond its mere
. physical exjstence denoted by some
■ coloring  on   the • map-'   The fruit',
■ cattle-raising-and farming industries
are  the  gracious'   and  convenient
■ coincidences which mother Nature
has  made  as  adjuncts   or helps to
. the great industry of mining.   With'
out any desire to  minimize the im-
.<-,pbrtance of agriculture it  must   al-
.' -" ways  take  a  secondary place here'.
because the area is limited.    But it
.will   have a   home   market   which
will give good prices and make this"
industry' unusually" profitable to all
■ engaged' in it.,.
Mining develops all the resources
of a country more rapidly than any
; pther industry  for  the reason that
it gives birth to opportunities which
• no  business   pursuit can.    It calls
into   being   vast   enterprises   of an
^engineering character ; it  requires
■elaborate and expensive machinery;
. its- smelter, stamp mill, .hydraulic
and dredging plants are aTiong-
.the most'costly.- All these and collateral electro-hydro power plants
for mining operations make enormous bills to be paid, by the capit'al-
" ist and investor. The banker, merchant, real estate broker, manufacturer and- others are anxious to
be established in a progressive mining camp. Good prices and high
wages are the rule in mining-sections. As ,a-; coal and -6re mining
center and as the distributing emporium'of the upper Similkameen,
Princeton offers the .best. inducements  for   investors. ..to; be .found
anywhere in British O&ffitmbia.
The  Geological Survey Department of Canada has issued its' summary report  for. the year 1.904.    It
-is -published   by   authority   of the
Minister   of   the    Interior,    Hon.
Frank Oliver and is full of instructive reading for mining men generally.    Considerable space is devoted
to the Nicola coal fields which fully
corroborates  the  unofficial reports
of those  who   have examined that
district from   time to time.    Aspen
Grove copper camp is reported upon
giving    geological" information  as
well as  making  notes; of the work
done on the various mineral claims.
The   Princeton   board of trade has
sent a memorandum to the governs
ment at.Ottawa asking that a simi:
lar report be made of the Similkameen   district next year.    The reports of the Geological Survey Department   can   be   obtained   of the
King's   printer,    Ottawa,    for   the
small sum of 25 cents each...
Variety in
Scarf Pins
Variety in scarf pins
is almost a hobby with
the average man.
And good-taste need not
mean extravagance at
Diamond Hall, where
there are tasteful pins
in solid gold at $1.25—
as well as solitaire diamond ones at   $150.00.   ■.
A first favorite is a pin
in fox-head design of
solid gold—dull finish
with ruby eyes. And-
postpaid it is yours for
134-138 YONGE ST.
NOVEMHER 4,  1905
Royal Banner mineral claim situate in the Osoyoos mining division of Similkameen district.
Where located : A mile and a half south-east
of Olalla.
Take notice that I, Reginald H. Rogers, agent
for Robert Gaede, free miner's certificate No.
B22579, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to
apj5ly to. the -Mining Recorder for a certificate
of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining
a Crown grant of the above claim.
Aiid further take notice that action, under sec
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate cf improvements.
Dated this 23rd day of September. 1905.
R. H. Rogers.
'on hire
Thos. Hunter, Prop., at Hotel Jackson.'
Analysis of ,Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
Lonrion quotations show that
Canada 3 per cents stand at ioo^>,
while French 3 per cents are only
99. Canadian- national, securities
are as popular as any in the world.;
l^OTIOE is hereby given that sixty days aftei
^ date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission/ td>
purchase 640 acres of mountain pasture land de'-
scriled as follows: Commencing at the N B.
Corner lot No. 3532 and'running 80 chains west,
80 chains north, 80 chains east to the southw st
corner of lot 1825,-thence 80 chains south to point
of commencement. H. A.'KNIGHT.
Sept. 25, IQ05. -W. D. Youug, ag't.. !
£^hile- trte^ii^ilh^diif, 'day' has
ro^^t^^fflf^jr^.llss' 'ffijs-dream  of
: workin^nreh,.;.no"'fflph,. for, jts gefrfe£
adoptm^^a^jng^been, as yj^rPJUfc
'i^tp^gpjigaji^, 'it is encouraging to
,learn.?J;hat.! occasidnalfy^-xafr^e''*M2febrc
lpe:-~ 8-hour system .^Qj^^kp 3rd of
0 ct^er^the^sj^ n a getnenf or^| the
Trail .smeilgrijifT Kootenay inaugu-
.ra.ted.-lhe.-eight-hour'day by giving,
to its workingnien the"benefits, of
the shorter work hours.
Thomas R-. Stockett, manager of
the Western Fuel Company.at,Na-
naimo, sent to Sir William  Mulock
before    his    retirement,     a    letter
which reads as follows :  " We wish
in   this   manner to   record -our ap-
perciation of the efficient  services
performed   by   the deputy minister
of   labor,   Mr.   W.   L-   Kackenzie
King, in settling the industrial unpleasantness   which   disturbed   this
•community   during   the  pasL, four
mounths.    It is  within   bounds to
say that but  for the' energetic  and
impartial  manner  in   which ' Mackenzie  King   bandied  the trouble,
within all. probability it wou'd have,
continued some months longer-. The
result is .another  triumph   for  the
labor department1 and another evidence of the wisdom of the conciliation act.    The compan5''s workmen
and community should long remember and appreciate the timely work
of your department."
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 ofYaleJ
district .and described as'follows : Commencing,
at a post at S.W. corner of lot i234thence east 80!
chains, north 80 chains, west 80 chains, south-So
chains to point of commencement""     ■■
May 25 11905. ■•-.C:'*?-f"     -
Also 320 acres more or less of pasture land in
the Nicola division of Vale district, described as
follows: Commencing at a post at-the'S.iC. corner of lot 1232 thence north 40 chains east 8d'j
chains, south 40 chains west 80chains io point of
commencement. FRED. A. HOWSE.
May25 1905.
The only Reliable Standard Brand made from the
highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
^-imi^mmi n 1 lie 1   1 j.^-.-^^
guarantee that no bleaching
either bv CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY- is used in its
manufacture. ' $0
Accept no Substitute.
Big Kid mineral claim, situate in the Similkar
meen mining division of Yale district. Where
located,-Aspen Grove/.camp.
- Take notice that I, F. W. Groves, acting as,
agent.for Frank Mansfield, free miner's certificate "No. B87508, and William'Smith, free miner's certificate No. B875T5 intend sixty da3's from
the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Re
corder for Certificate of Improvements, for. the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
• And further take notiee that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch certificate of improvements
Dated this i8thday of" September', a.d. 1905.
Synopsis of Canadian Northwest
Homestead Regulations.
Some  hifalutin  New   Zealander
objects to the name "colonial."   In-
ptfeSd he would have the term "Im-
perian'.'^applied   to born colonials.
Ca-aadran^-is good enough for us.   ...
; ^Winter is coming and with it the
healthful outdoor sports. Could
notour athletic young men start a
skating rink, a curling club and
clear off Toboggan point.?
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   mirfer's   ce: -
tificate No.  B79944, .intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
certificates of improvements, for the purpose of
obtainingcrown 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, P .D. T905.
11-4 C. JB. SHAW, P.L.S.
. Maple Leaf, Pine Knot Martin, Daisy and Minnehaha mineral claims, situate in the Simil-
' kameen mining division of Yale district.
Where located : On Henry creek.
.Take notice that .1, H. S. Cay ley. acting as
agent for John Gladden, free miner's certificate
No. B79071 : Edward A. C. Studd, free miner's
certificate No. P>7qoi6 and Chas. E. OliverF.M.w.
No. 879072, 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 1 otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 2nd day of October, A.D. 1905.
Dominion Lands in Manitoba or the
Northwest provinces, excepting 8 and 26,
not reserved, may be homesteaded by any
person who is the sole head ot a family,
or any male Over 18 years o'f'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 for mother, if tbe father is deceased) of the homesteader resides upon a farm in the vicinity of the |
land entered for the requirements as to
residence may be satisfied by snch person
residing with the father or mother.
(3) If the settler has h'S 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 tbe Minister of Interior.
N.B.: Newspapers inserting tins advertisement without authority will  not be
paid therefor.
NOVBMBER  4,   I905
Inspector Morris of the Bank of Commerce arrived in town yesterday.
Dr. Schon's name was inadvertantly
omitted from officers-elect of board of
trade on 1st page; he is vice-president.
D. Morrison, foreman at the Sunset,
has removed his family to town for the
A. Hickling, director of the V P.M.
Co., left for Rossland last Sunday, going
via Penticton. He intimated that the
company would not undertake any work
in respect of water supply or electric
light before next spring, nor was any
thing likely to be done with improvements to the coal mine till then. He
expected to return early in the spring.
From Rossland he goes to London-in-the-
busti, thence to London in-the-fog, where
he will eat his Christmas pudding.
Mr.   and   Mrs.   E.   Waterman  express
hearty thanus to all who so kindly assist
el at the Hallowe'en dance.
Dan Ross is the old reliable violinist
for this district and is likely to be much
in request this winter.
G. Evart Baker and two others have
arrived at Copper mountain from Port-
laud, Ore.
C. Summers received a message conveying the sad news of the death of his
father at Portland, Oregon. He left on
Thursday's stage to attend the funeral.
E. F. Voigt has returned from Portland fair.
L. G. MacHaffie, J. McDonald, Frank
Bailey, J. Campbell and E. Wiuklerwere
the Hedley contingent to the Hallowe'en
dance and enjoyed themselves hugely.
Come again !
The Anaconda News is the latest exchange laid on the Star's table. It is so
small that it looks like a toy newspaper
with an amateur outfit, however, 'tall
oiks from little acorns grow" and the
News may yet be as big as the Star with
a staff including a full grown "devil.''
Although Hallowe'en is suggestive of
capers, pranks and practical jokes it was
mild this year compared with • others.
Are the boys losing their grip?
As soon as strangers arrive within the
gates of Princeton they are pounced upon
by the ever present bore, much to the
disgust of spectators and the pain and
annoyance of the afflicted ones. It seems
a hopeless task to turn the bore from his
prey when once his forked tongue begins
to revolve and spit out venomous jibes.
Neither hint nor insult affects the rhi
noceros hide of the borer tribe, the only
remedy seems to lie in charging them
with being nuisances and let the law take
its course.
Donald McKay has moved his family
to Olalla.
Guy Fawke's Day and the Gunpowder
Plot to blow up the British house of commons on the 5th Nov., 1605, just 300
j-ears ago. Orangemen observe the day
as one of deliverance from the power of
Hon. Edgar Dewdney arrived from the
coast on Wednesday and is visiting at
The news has been given out that as
soon as the Great Northern tracks are
ballasted to Ferry, the through pullman
passenger train from Spokane will be run
to that point instead of to Northport,
Rossland and Nelson as heretofore. Midway is likely to be a divisional point on
the V.V. & E.
Sam Moore is an efficient floor manager with a commanding voice that mak^s
the dancers-keep time.
From New York it is learned that B.C.
Copper Co's shares had a sharp rise, selling as high as $9 per share. The par
value is $5 per share.
Assay Office.
ASSAY OFFICE at Sunset mine is now open
for custom work.   Prices on application.
TENDERS ARE INVITED for the supply of
2000 Cords of Wood
or any part of this amount. To be delivered and
stacked at the Company's works at Hedley, B.C.
Tenders are returnable at the' office of the Company on or before Nov. 15th, 1905.
Oct 24th, 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 situated about one-half mile frcm
Princeton on the south side of Tuiameen river,
commencing at the Princeton townsite line,
And running west 80 chains, south 40 chains,
east 80 chains, north 40 chains, containing 320
acres, more or less.
Oct. 19th, 1905.
Bought &Sold
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
A. R. COLL., SC.   D.,
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON.     -    -      B. C.
Corbould & Gr^nt
Barristers, Solicitors, &c.
New Westminster, B.C.
ggist and Stationer
Drugs, Medicines,
'Books,    ^|||
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C.
XXX Glenlivet
Y.O. Black Label
V.F.O. Liqueur
1815 Liqueur
In the realms of
you will find
Watson's Whiskies
always in the lead.
Ill     It Mil I  HI
ole Agents for British
Capital all paid np, $14,000,000.    Rest, $10,000,000.   Balance to Profit and
Loss Account, $373,988.        Total Assets, $135,624,452.
PRESIDENT, Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Roval, G.C.M.G.
VICE-PRESIDENT  Sir Geo. A. Drurntnond, K.C.M.G.
Savings Bank Department ?nTtwted 'iXil't
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
R»i«-«H«-«r>" V\t.T   TVIoil   Deposits may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ac
DtlllKing  Uj   XTld.Il  counts receive every attention.
The Nicola Branch is now Open.
A. W. STRICKLAND, ....       Manager.
Banfcinfl hu  Mfiil—Accounts of parties living at a
UIBiABBliy     Wl|      Ifl^MH distance   receive our   special at
tention. Deposits can be'made through the mail, and sums added
thereto and withdrawn at any time. Drafts issued payable at all points
in Canada and abroad.
HEDLEY BRANCH L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to
purchase 160 acres of land, described as follows Commencing at a post on Skaist creek
about i mile from the Skagit and running south
40 chains, east 40 chains, north 40 chains, west
40 chains to point of commencement.
J. G. McDonald, agt.
Dated Oct. 25,1005.
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.
November 4, 1905
Has now in stock and is constantly receiving large shipments of
and is prepared to supply all
kinds of goods at lowest prices
Paints 1
Man orftrs prtnpni men
CAPITAL==$8,700,ooo REST==$3,5<>o,ooo
Total Resources (Nov. 30, 1904) $91,000,000
MURALO'S 1st quality
Water Sanitary Calcimo
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.
Savings Sam
Interest allowed on deposits of $1 and
upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
Waittrlntr U\t   Mo|[ Deposits may be made and withdrawn
DdMillg  VJ   ITIdH hy maiL Special attention given to this
class of business.    Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.
A General Banking Business transacted.
W. H. SWITZER,       -      j Acting Manager.
PENTICTON BRANCH—A Branch of this Bank is now open at Penticton.B.C.
NOVBMBER 4,  1905
Bilkins—What's the best way to make
a pair of trousers last ?
^Wilkrns—Make the coat and vest first.
One of the morning papers tells a good
story of Dr. Jowett, the master of Balliol.
An Oxford undergraduate was expatiating to him on the merits of the typical
French novel. After listening in silence
for a while, the master asked: " What
sentence is written above the entrance to
"Abandon hope, all ye that enter
here." replied the other.
"No," said Jowett. "It is 'Ici on parle
Francais.' "        	
He—I would believe your love was
more lasting if I didn't know how,you
have treated the other fellows in the past.
She—But you shouldn't talk that way.
The only thing that keeps me in love
with you is the thought that I can throw
ypu over at any time.
" Do you get much gas here for a dol
"Oh, yes, we get nearly twenty cents'
'Judge Parker tells a story about a
young man in Savannah named Du Bose,
who invited his sweetheart to take a;
buggy ride with him. The young wo
man had a very fetching lisp. When
they reached a rather lonesome bit of
road the young man announced : "This
is where you have to pay toll. The toll
is either a kiss or a squeeze." "Oh, Mr.
Du Both !" exclaimed his companion.
jjjj| r  CONNOISSEURS Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through-
'"i'aH ■ out the .province.
Sole Agents*
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.
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, 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 n©
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 ]/2 to iyi cents per lineal foot
for building logs ; from 11%. 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 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 situ
ated, receive authority for some one to
make entry for him.
A fee of $10 is charged for for a homestead entry.
A settler who has received an entry for
a homestead is required to perform the
conditions connected therewith under
one of the following plans:
1. At least six months' residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
during the term of three years. It is the
practice of the department to require a
settler to bring 15 acres under cultivation, but if he prefers he may substitute
stock; and 20 head of cattle, to be actually his own property, with buildings for
their occupation, will be accepted instead
of the cultivation.
2. If the father (or mother, if the father is deceased) of any person who is
eligible to make a homestead entry under
the provisions of the act, resides upon a
farm in the vicinity of the land entered
for by such person as a homestead, the
requirements of the Act as to residence
prior to obtaining patent may be satisfied
by such person residing with the father
or mother.
3. If the settler has his permanent residence upon farming land owned by him
in the vicinity of his homestead, the re
quirements of the Act as to residence
may be satisfied by residence upon the
said land.
Application for a patent should be made
at the end of three years before the local
agent, sub agent or a homestead inspector.
Before making an application for a
patent the settler must give six months'
notice in writing to the commissioner of
Dominion lands at Ottawa, of his" intention to do so.
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, Feb. 4,1905.
centrally  located.    Membersjiip   solicited.
F. W. Groves I E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.-
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
Just arrived
one car
To arrive shortly
one car
one car
A. 11IWSC Cft
THE    S TMT L KTE3ETE E-N -^fafcft-
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Simil-
l^e^a^Tulameen Rivers. The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:—- Copper Mountain >
Kennedy Mountain, Friday, Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche iRiver,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
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SI ffl
For the Similkameen District
Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from
nm&S iw
PRESENT PRICES OF LOTS*==From $3.00 to $10 Per |Front Foot. Size of Lots
50x100 Feet aha 33 x%6 Ir^eet. l1lrms===One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six flonths
with Interest, atas&^J^erXen^ Per Annum.
Send for Map and Price List  to
^ e<«F  ««5f
I? Stents for the CANADIAN ORK CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process*)*
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