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Similkameen Star 1905-10-14

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 Progress and Prosperity: Handmaids of the Railway.
Be courteous to all but intimate with few."—Washington.
Two Railways, the V., V. & E. and the C.P.R., are now Building: to the Similkameen, each striving; for the Ore and Coal tonnagfe available here.
The next great wave of development in British Columbia will sweep over the Similkameen; the greatest Copper-Gold field in America.
Vol. vi.   No. 20.
$2 a Year, in Advance
Inventors Sanguine that New
Process will Prove a
Great Success.
Owners  of Rising Sun Waiting for
Railway—Tungsten Ore is
Worth Finding.
Ore carrying 73 per cent, of tungsten
has been discovered near Loomis, Wash.,
in two strong ledges. Tungsten is used
in making a steel harder than the ordinary kind and is valuable for that pur
pose... No doubt there is tungsten in the
Similkameen but few prospectors have
given it any attention. Its color is dark
grayish black. Its present value is from
75 to 90 cents per pound.
Tuck French is prospecting on the Rising Sun with a view to tapping the pay
chute about 300 feet below the tunnel
j made last winter. The owners of the,
Rising Sun are patiently waiting for tbe
railway to reach Granite creek when
tonnage will be produced from this promising property.. .....
The Dolphin group of claims situated
on Keremeos creek have been bonded
for $75,000. The property is owned by
L. S. Brown, Chas. Jordan and J. M. Pitman. Tbe ore averages 7 per cent, copper and carries values in gold and silver.
At copper smelters 20 lbs. of copper in
ore or matte is called a unit, or 1 per
cent of the ore or matte by weight. The
gross value of a unit is 20 pounds times
the market price of 1 pound of metal.
Thus a 20 per cent ore contains 20 units,
or 400 pounds of copper in 1 ton of 2,000
pounds. With copper at r5 cents per
pound, a unit is worth $3 and the ore is
worth $60 per ton. This is gross or assay
value from which the smelters deduct
cost of shipment.
Frank Bailey and Hugh Campbell have
been prospecting near Granite creek and
have located a gold bearing ledge.
A. Hickling returned from the Portland fair last Sunday and speaks in terms
of high praise of it. While in Portland
he had'an interview with the promoter
of the new Blanchard & Williams double
blast furnace, an invention for smelting
ore with coal. The inventors have every
confidence in the final and complete success of the process. At present they are
confronted with the difficulty of procuring a furnace lining of sufficient heat-
resisting quality. Fire clay becomes fusible in contact with the great heat developed by the double blast. Smelter
experts are watching the experimental
tests with a keen interest, which, if
wholly successful will supplant the use of
coke. One smelter company has signified its readiness to install the Blanchard
& Williams instead of their coke furnaces
as soon as it is pronounced a success.
Princeton offers unique advantages for a
coal consuming smelter as the ore and
coal are present in abundance and in
some places almost in contacts Mr. Hickling returns much improved in health
and may remain two or three weeks before going to London, England.
Making Pies with Machinery—Fruit
Prize goes to Kelowna.
Trafalgar Day, Oct. 21; Thanksgiving
Day, Oct. 26.
R. B. Lamb is the new manager of the
Daly  Reduction Co.,  W.  P. Rodgers is
(superintendent of the Yale Mining Co.
and M. K. Rodgers resumes his former
^position of commissioner and purchasing
agent in all parts of the world.
C. E. Thomas, Geo. Kirby and' others'
^returned from the Westminster fair this
week and were very pleased with the exhibition.^. The weather was rather,
"dewy" on some days which kept the
crowds within doors. T. W. Stirling of
Kelowna captured first prize for the finest
commercial display of fruit in the hor-;
ticultural exhibit. The second prize
went to R. F. Palmer, while the third
went to T. G. Earl of Lytton.
1 A young man in the V.,V. & E. survey
party on the west slope of Hope mountains recently cut his foot which necessitated surgical treatment. A doctor was
sent for at Vancouver who stitched and
Idressed tbe simple wound, making the
[modest charge therefor of $400, or about
$75 a stitch. That doctor would hardly
do for a tailor y^ut they never do things;
l by halves in the weeping city by the sea.
What will prove a welcome boon to;
housewives and chefs generally is the'
pie-making machine recently invented;
in Philadelphia. It turns out 18 pies a
minute, all perfect and ready for the
oven. Would it not be a pious move to
send a few of these machines to over,
populated China ?
The telephone exchange has been installed at Hedley which relieves the main
line of the congestion that debarred,
would-be subscribers from having an instrument. The government office and
C. E. Thomas are supplied with phones
now and others will be installed along
the main line. With the completion of
the gap between Penticton and Kelowna
there will be a circuit from Vernon to
Kamloops. The Dominion government
has under consideration a scheme for the
public ownership of all telephone lines
in Canada. The telephone commission
appointed last winter will present a report at the next session of parliament
regarding the project.
C.P.R. Plays Desperate Game
to Prevent Building
of Railway.
Gasping Monopoly May Cause Bloodshed at Midway—Government
Should Intercede.
The C.P.R. has again barricaded the
right of-way of the V., V. & E. at Midway and has a squad of men encamped
on the property with instructions to allow
no interference. More camps are being
established and manned. It is reported
that the men are armed and will resist
any encroachment upon the land which
is owned by the C.P.R., through which
the V., V. & E. right-of-way runs. Johnson & Welsh, sub contractors, will be
arrested ! if they make an attempt to
tear down the' fences. The latter is a son
of Pat Welsh, who has the contract for
building the V.', V. & E. Lawyers for
both sides are oh the ground advising.    :
It is riot improbable that bloodshed
and loss of life may follow the action of
the C.P.R., which assumes a very grave
responsibility in thus holding, up the
V.,V. & E.. The former will hot make
friends of the people generally by its'
picayune policy- of obstructing railroad
construction into the Similkameen—if it
will not build itself in all common sense
and decency it should not hinder a com:
pany that will.
The Dominion government will, no
doubt, give military protection to the
graders if armed molestation should be
offered. As to the legality of the right:
of-way through C.P.R. land that can be
determined by the courts or railway com
mission, but on no account should construction be delayed one hour.
Rails on - the Great Northern between
Curlew and Ferry are laid within a quar-.
ter of a mile of the latter place.
In about six weeks tracklaying from
Spence's Bridge will begin. The switch
to connect the main line with the Nicola
branch is already in position.
ther information about the coal of this
section. It is evident that Mr. Hill will
require coal for his engines here, as at
Fernie and Great Falls. Recent purchases of ranches near Princeton by Hill
agents is an indication of the buying
mood of the master railway financier and
no one would be surprised to learn that
a great coal deal was in progress here.
Messrs. McEvoy and Spencer will inspect
the Collins Gulch coal area.
On Wednesday's stage J. McEvoy and
O. Spencer arrived in Princeton from
Fernie Mr. McEvoy was here some sixteen years ago and has been employed in
the geological department of the Dominion. At present he is consulting geologist and coal expert for the Ctow's Nest
Pass Coal Co.,the stock of which is largely
owned by President Hill of the Great
Northern. A year ago Messrs. Stockett
and Reisinger were here for Mr. Hill and
took the dimensions of the Princeton
coal basin. Now, Messrs. McEvoy and
Spencer, as envoys of the same interests,
are here for the purpose of acquiring fur-
Ore for a Smelter at Princeton—Predicts Great Progress.
Editor Star—Sir: Will there be ore
to smelt in and around Princeton ?
First—A gold'copper property of 100
acres. A tunnel is run in on the ore at'a
depth of 300 feet. The vein at the mouth
of the tunnel is 10 feet wide. The tunnel is 60 feet long, showing ore in face,
floor, roof and walls. Twenty tons of
ore, assaying $50 per ton in gold and copper, with most values in copper, now lies
at the mouth of the tunnel. A shaft 55
feet deep is sunk alongside of a high
grade chute of ore and a crosscut at the
bottom is made showing the ore at that
. Second—Copper and Kennedy mountains—The great copper and gold bearing zone of this section is proven to be
not less than four miles in length and
one and one half miles in width. The
Similkatheen river, which flows north at
this point, completely cuts this belt, or
zone, in two in its course, exposing immense bodies of ore on both sides of the
river. The surnmit of the mountain is
not less than 1500 feet above the surface
of the river. ' Great bodies of pay ore
are exposed on the summit of the mountains and on both banks of the river.
Two lots of ore of 500 lbs. each treated
at the Trail smelter, gave an average of
$15 per ton in gold and copper. The
gold values were $2 per ton.
Third—A free milling gold property
within twelve miles of Princeton shoves
18 inches of quartz running #100 per ton
and 10 cars of the same grade of ore now
lies on the dump. The vein is about 4
feet wide.   •
Fourth—In  a large quartz vein within
10 miles of Princeton is a pay streak of
ten-dollar ore,   three   feet   wide.     Thfc
same pay streak is found at intervals of
500 feet.
Fifth—Within 5 miles of Princeton are
200 acres, where some stripping and
crosscutting have been done, showing a
large body of ore. Values as high as $37
have been obtained from this property.
Sixth—This contains about 300 acres
and the surface is so crosscut as to show
that the body of copper-gold ore extends
over 3,000 feet. Indications" show that it
extends much farther. At the main
workings on this property you can see
over 100 feet of ore. Seven samples
taken  by the shovelfull  ran from 3 to
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OCTO'JER  14,   I905
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
—by— m
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse, Manager.
One Year,
Payable in Advance.
Subscribers will co'nfer'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 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
All cheques to be made payable to
It is in line with the" liberal.policy of progress that commissions are
• appointed" to. take:e.vidence.for the
purpose of remedying or improving
- anything  which   militates  against
the prosperity of the people.    Thus
it is that the . government fulfills its
purpose and promised effort to benefit the  people  as  a whole rather
than any   particular class or industry.    A. government  of that  kind
is wholly democratic—for  the peo-
pie, by the ipeoplei    To know how
to legislate for  the people the government   must   know   what   they
want;':;?££o; that end there are now
several commissions at work taking
evidence from    anyone  interested.
This evidence is then  sifted  into a
report and presented to parliament.
It is not possible . to get nearer the
expressed  will  of the  people than
by a commission ; their every word
and need is  put into print for careful study ■.and  discussion of the re-
presentati;ve-s,r , With   these facts in
•-   full viewand• ft.hte   great   value of
commissions acknowledged by indei
pendent- /writers   and thinkers,   it
I matters little what such Opposition
papers as the  Victoria Colonist say
in' their  attempt  to   minimize and.
disparage' the  work of these com-
: m.issionsV The only purposes served
i ?in replying to;i the partizan attacks'
of'su'th' papers  is' to  still further
emphasize  the   good  work of, the
,,! .cQmmis'slpns ^nd-explodevthe::ijia;Un-
f;: diced criticismsiof an irreconcMk'hjle
y,..' i^h6r^f-a5re>1/§?2? ■ commissions at
-Wor|^'%viz\<„?r|ie<, .tariff, zinc,, trans-
*v;J$xt$$£$&d'ira^way;,,? fisheries.-;;, and
....^Jotageif, .th%"ia*ter7-being, a 'local
j: investigation -into some_ devious
doings at Victojiial The tariff commission is; the/' important"., in
its personnel and scopeio composed of three caMriete'amiMisters |
Messrs. Fielding?'3•Patterson and
Brodeur. The doctrine enunciated'
by Sir Wilfrid Laurier in tlje memorable campaign of 1896, when triumphant Liberalism received such
a hearty encore from the'-people,'!
was progressive free trade, trie, ultimate end and desti^^pLit^eing
free trade pure ar^'^ip^eegjjjjiir.
Wilfrid made itpiaj&i^afo&dwoialdi
not make any suddeii^ff^v'o^u'tion-
ary departure. .fr^3;,.ft^|^|a|gJQ3j^:|0^
tection | tariff1^"iffiis 'Gonsetvattve
predecessors at the helm of state.
He would gradually lower the wall
without giving a jolt to the sensitive, manufacturer, who always sees
rtiin in competition or free trade.
In furtherance of his pronounced
policy of tariff reform he has instituted a preferential tariff with the
Mother country, which, both from
a business and sentimental point of
view is very popular. The tariff
commission is now collecting information firsthand for farther reform and the cheapening of articles
for-the consumer^' t-yt
In the mass of evidence produced
already before the tariff commission
the manufactures want the tariff
raised while the consumer wantsjt
lowered. Between these two opinions the government will have to
decide which . is to be of the most
benefit to the many as against the
few. The Manufacturer's Association and the tory press are clamoring for higher protection. The
Association is distributing tons of
literature in which the gospel of
a high protective tariff is preached
with unending words. * The few
manufacturerswant to benefit at
the expense of the many consumers and the ...consumer wants to be
relieved of high 'prices' by a lower
tariff. If protection creates fictitious values and fosters huge trusts
and combines as is observed in the
neighboring republic and which
puzzles the brain of the president to
control, it would be a good thing
for Canada to lean rather to free
trade—out of it there are no pernicious growths as with protection.
It is hoped the tariff commission
will find ground on which to base
a report favorable to the reduction
of tariff rates and ttjus hasten the
day when the goal of. entire tree
trade shall have been reached.
Of all'the Other commissions probably the one dealing with zinc will
rfiefrpf more..immediate interest" to
the,, ..people of the1 Similkameen.
The presence of zinc in this district,
will add to the information sought
by the commission and be a further
incentive to the, enact such legislation as will promote
the production of this metal. If
the conditions warrant after a'full
investigation the government will
giyea bounty as is now being done1
,wit.h„ lead. ^The zinc commission
was created on the request of the
mining nien of" this province and is
cdmmended by those who foresee
the good results to. accrue fro.T\ the
assistance .proffered by the Domin-
■■,-. The railway commission is a per-
"manent/ one and is ' a most useful
?;&id satisfactory means of dealing
witli questions, into swhich political
§£ntiment was, hitherto, needlessly
■esfotruded.^ow, happily, the cdm-
•mission'"'"removes"''all: suspicion of
plifrtical' interference.;^ The other
Voijnmiss^pns are d.omg a good work.
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The point is of finely
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134-138  YONQE ST.
XfllBONTO     -     ONT.
October 14, 1905
l^OTICE is hereby given that sixty days after
1" date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and "Works for permission to
purchase 640 acres of mountain pasture land de-
scril ed as follows: Commencing- at ,,the N. K^
corner lot No. 3532 and running 80 chains west.
80 chains north, 80 chains east to the soufhw. st
corner of lot 1825, thenc<£ 80 chains south to point
of commencement. ,."'-'?H.' A. KNIGHT.
Sept. 26, 1005. W. D. Young, ag't.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply fo the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and .TOcirks for
permission to purchase 640 acres, more or less,
ofjpasture laud in the' Nicoja divSsiiqn of Yale
district and described as follows : Commencing
at a post at S.W. corner of lot I2j4;thence east So
chains, north 80 chains, west 80 chains, south 80
chains to point of commencement. .
. A. E. HQWSE.
May 25, 1905.
#Also 320 acres more or less of pasture land in
the Nicola division Of Yale district, described as
follows: Commencing at a post at the S.E. corner of lot 1232 thence north 40 chains east 80
chains, south 40 chains west 80 point of
comme'ncement. FRED. A. HOWSE.
May 25 1905.. •> •"»,,£!,   ■
Big Kid mineral claim, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where
located, Aspen Grove camp.
Take notice that 1, F. W. Groves, acting as
agent for Frank Mansfield, free miner's certificate No. B87508, and William Smith, free miner's certificate No. B87515 intend sixty days 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
claim.' '  ".""
And further take notiee that action, under section 37; must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch certificate of improvements.      ■«■
"Dated this 18th day of September, A.D. 1905.
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.
I 67; No. 68, No. 69,  No. 70, No. 71 and  No. 73
Fr.  mineral claims, situate in ttie Similkameen mining division of Yale district, Where
located: In Voigt's camp,   '^•'i-
Take    notice   that  I,   C.   JB..: 'Shaw,' acting
as  agent  for  M. A. Voigt,   free  miner'afecea f.
tificate No. B79944, 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"; A'.t>. 1905.
11-4 CJB. SHAW-, P.L.S.
Two Brothers Victoria and Orlando Marguerite
mineral claims. Situate in the Similkameen
mining division of Yale district.   Where locat-
- ed : On Sixteen-Mile creek,     ..    , .. gag   •
Take notice that I, F..W. Groves, acting as
agent for A. Scrapellij free miner's certificate
No. B86157, 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.
-iud 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', 1905.3+3        ;j;; -'.'.'
Royal Banner mineral claim situate in the Ostjy-
00s mining division of Similkameen district.
Where located : A mile and a half soutn-'east
of Olalla.
Take notice that,I, ReginaldJH. Rogers, agent
for Robert Gaejjljp,' free miner's certificate No.
B22579;J|}tend sJjJKty days from the datst|iereof, to
applyijpj, the Mining Recorder for a^Sgfftificate
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 befqaiSPttae issuance
of sucjLcertificate c f improvements.
•  Datea this 23rd day of September. 1905.
•**)$ R-. H.. Rogers.
'on fiflll
Thos. Hunter, Prop<, at Hotel Jackson.
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Accept no Substitute. jf
Synopsis of Canadian Northwest
Homestead Regulations.
Dominion Lands'"'in' Manitoba or. the
Northwest provinces, excepting 8 and 26,
not reserved, Jtnay be biomesteaded by any
person who is the sole head ot a family,
or any male over 18 years of age, to the
extent-of one-quarter section of 160 acres
more or less.        iJi-x
Entry may, be made personalty 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 •un'der
one of the following plans :;        . j
(1) At least six month's residence upon
■and cultivation of- the land in each" year
for three yeaTS.   -    , • t \   '.•'•<■'-\-    ,;
(2) If the father (or mother, if the 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 such person
u|xaai'ng 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 the Minister of Interior.
N.B.: Newspapers inserting this advertisement without authority will not be
paid■ therefor!     - ■%-0i, ':?/$
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[Concluded from page 1.]
7 per cent, copper and about .-$1 in gold
per ton. You can stand on tne townsite,
at Princeton, and with a modern rifle kill
a deer on this claim.
Now, my dear sir, I could keep agoing,
but is not the above enough to prove my
statement that Princeton is a most desirable place to live in, even for a business
man. I remember visiting Phoenix, B.C.,
in 1897 and the manager of the Knob
Hill then said there was an acre of ore in
sight. The Mother Lode was then said
to have made a "speed away" at the 200
foot level by running a drift around the
ore body at that level. People at that
time looked very much like a man after
he has heard a good fish story. The
scene is changed. Today those magnificent ore bodies are feeding 12 furnaces
and millions in gold and copper are flowing from their fierv mouths.
British Columbia points with pride to
the Granby and the B.C. Copper companies. I have now with me a report on
which several of those large. properties
in the Boundary were amalgamated and
it might be of interest to you to know
the values mentioned in the report:
Dominion Copper Co.—copper, 1.66
per cent.; gold, $1 25; silver, 25 cents.
Brooklyn—copper, 1.48 per cent; gold,
$1.32; silver, 25 cents. Montreal & Boston Co.—copper, 1.62 per cent.; gold,
fi.81; silver, 25 cents. When eight years
roll around kindly turn up this letter.
Yes, I own that I believe I am a prophet. Information and experience make
the prophet. There is no other kind in
history, sacred or profane. As a prophet
I wish to say that in eight years you will
see 24 furnaces assisting to run the millions out of the hills around Princeton.
The whistle of the locomotive, the rattle
of the train of ore cars, the black smoK-
and bright flame of the furnace, the blasting in the great glory holes will all
awaken the sleep in which this great
Similkameen has reposed for ages.
Yours truly,
Spokane, Sept. 30, 1905.
A. R. COLL., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
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.
COMPANY, E. Waterman,
Princeton, Sept. 7. Manager.
Corbould & Grant
Barristers, Solicitors, &c.
NcwWestminster, B.C.
Whiskies 1
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V.O. Black Label 1
V.F.O. Liqueur
1815 Liqueur
In the realms of
you will find
Watson's Whiskies
always in the lead.
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
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Hudson'sf - I
Sole Agents for British Columbia 1
Maple Leaf, Pine Knot Martin, Daisy ar.d Minnehaha mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining  division  of  Yale  district
Where located : On Henry creek.
Take notice that I, H. S. Cayley. acting as
agent for John  Gladden, free miner's certificate
No. B79071 : Edward A. C. Studd, free miner's
certificate No. B7qoi6 and Chas. E. Oliver F.M.C
No. B7Q072, 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 totice 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. •
Druggist and Stationer
U      HEDLEY, B.C. m
Drugs, Medicines,
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Bank of Montreal
Capital all paid up, $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'G'M O
VICE-PRESIDENT Sir Geo. A. Drummond, K C M G '
Savings Bank Dep^rtmenTp^;;lv.ed H
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
Banking by Mail »S^^^^^^S out of town ac
counts receive*every attention.
The Nicola Branch la now Open.
Hie Canadian Bank of Commerce
CAPITAL==$8,7oo,ooo REST==$3,5oo,ooo
Total Resources (Nov. 30, 1904) $91,000,000
Saviniis BamkInterest a,Iowed on dep°sits of 1and
*^ upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
Rfiflkiflir hv   lWflil DeP°sits may he made and withdrawn
uauiuiig vy mail by maiL SpedaI attention given to fe
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.
CAPITAL—$4,866,666      1 |
RESERVE—$2 043,99 7
Banking by Mali™
Accounts of parties living at a
distance receive our special attention. Deposits, can be made through the mail, and sums added
thereto and withdrawn at any time. Drafts issued payable at all points
in Caqada and abroad.
L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
M.A., B.CI,.
P.O. box 44.
Otter Flat Hotel
Headquarters for Summit, Rabbitt mountain, Tuiameen river, Boulder, Bear and
I  Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P. O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
OCTOHER   14,   I905
Has now in stock and is constantly receiving large shipments of
and is prepared to supply all
kinds of goods at lowest prices
nil m
tDuply niied
MURALO'S 1st quality
Water Sanitary Calcimo
7" I    H
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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 best the market affords.
f Fine Winest Liquors and Cigars.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
Cascade Beer    <& Alexandra Stout
Queen Beer       £ Alexandra Ale ^;   |g
For sale throug hout British Columbiasin all thefirst=
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
£ons 61
October 14, 1905
"Jinks always, ran his business like
clockwork." "Yes, and today the sheriff
is winding it up."
A case was being tried on the charge
of selling impure whiskey. The whiskey was offered in evidence. Jury retired to try the evidence. Judge (presently)—What is the verdict ? Foreman
of the thirsty jury—Your honor, we want
more evidence.
Doctor—My friend, you must profit by
advice. Patient—I would if I got five
dollars a visit for giving it, like you do.
"I feel as if I could eat a little of everything on the bill of fare." "All right,
order vegetable soup, hash and mince
pie.    Can't miss anything that way."
"Whom do your two little boys resemble, Mrs. Flitter? "Well, the homely
boy looks like his father and acts like
me; and the pretty one looks like me
and acts like his father."
NOTICE—I hereby give notice that from
and after this date I will not be responsible for any debts contracted by my
wife, Mollie Wrong.—Signed, J.Wrong.
NOTICE—I didn't know that J. Wrong
had any credit, except at saloons and
breweries.—Signed, Mollie Wrong.
Deacon Jones—I have been losing lots
o' sleep during the past two months.
Friend—Yes: I noticed you hain't been
attending church much lately.
Largest Sale in Canada
Can be had at all first-class hotels through-
A out the province.
** R.P.RfflIET&CO.,Ld.
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, \y2
and 12^ 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 lA to \yi 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 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 application 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 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 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 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.    Membership   solicited.
F. W. Groves E. WSterman,
President. Secretary.'
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
Just arrived
one car
To arrive shortly
one car
one car
iwse c#,
October 14, 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,  Bottlder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tuiameen and Aspen Grove.
Similkameen.' Oisiriet
$■«&.$& IWfr
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 Atarium.
esgsn iii'iiwa
Send for Map and Price List  to
Resident  Manager
Agents for the CANADIAN ORB CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)


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