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Princeton Coal is high in Carbon ; almost smokeless.
The language of a man is a fair criterion of his character.
Railways now pointing toward the Similkameen are expected to reach here with tracklayingf in less than eighteen months; now is the time to bay.
Coal, and agricultural lands will advance rapidly in value with the increased demand following railway transportation : Acquire some land today.
Vol. vi.   No. 26.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, \ 905.
$2 a Year, in Advance
DALY REDUCTION CO'Y.
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Smelter will be Second to None in the
Country—Large Expenditure.
Unlimited capital, great mineral wealth
and enterprise, these three things have
made the Daly Reduction Co. of Hedley
the foremost industry in the Similkameen and one of the first in rank of commercial importance in the whole province. Since the now celebrated Nickel
Plate mine has undergone thorough exploration and test by the Daly Co. it is
rated by competent authorities as one of
the greatest gold producing mines in
America. The possessions of this company at Hedley and their coal property
near Princeton, together with the outlay
for labor, tramway and stamp mill will
total at a careful estimate not less than
$3,000,000.
The beginning of work on the projected smelter to be erected for the Daly
Reduction Co. settles many idle rumors
regarding the final disposition ot the
Indian reserve acquired for that purpose. Excavation work has been commenced for the foundations and a survey
made eight miles up the Similkameen
river for a ditch to tap that never failing
source of water supply. The water from
this ditch is for smelter purposes solely
and will involve a large expenditure for
conduit and intake • dam. The smelter
will be planned for twelve furnaces and
will blow in with nine, complete in
every detail with all the labor saving devices, including automatic feed, for the
profitable and scientific treatment of all
kinds of ore.
An up-to-date water system is also to
be installed for the service cf the town
which will necessitate the construction
of a dam on Twenty-mile creek. The
Daly company owns the water franchise
for this creek, but the townspeople will
not want for this necessary of life even if
the creek is diverted for milling purposes.
The Daly Reduction Co. has been the
backbone of the Similkameen through
past years of depression and vicissitude.
By its large expenditures many a man
has won sufficient stake to enable him to
prospect or to develop his mineral claim
into an embryo mine. Indeed, every
pihase of industrial life has felt the jingle
of Daly capital distributed broadcast in
the Similkameen ; thus has the disbursement and employment of this wealth
proved to be the truest socialism and
benefactor of mankind
MINES AND MINING.
Railroad construction on both the
V.,V. & E. and the C.P.R. is progressing
more rapidly now that laborers are more
plentiful. At Midway men are arriving
at the rate of 50 a day and are being sent
out at once on the right-of-way. Harvest
hands are turning up now and by the
first of .November enough men are expected to be. on hand to put the line
under construction as far as Keremeos.
Active Inquiry for Mineral Properties
in and About Princeton—Coal
Baron Buying Claims.
Agents of millionaire Dunsmuir, the
Victuria coal magnate, have been in
Princeton and at Nicola negotiating for
the acquisition of coal lands. Terms of
purchase and price were submitted to the
agents who will reply thereto in thirty
davs when options expire. At Nicola,
in some instances, the coal title of farmers was bought at $25 per acre for cultivated farm lands, other parcels bringing $10 and $5 according to surface value.
Mr. Dunsmuir owns collieries and thousands of acres of coal land on Vancouver
island but he evidently appreciates the
superiority of the coal in these parts;
hence his purchases.
W. Bosse has returned to the Similkameen from Spokane where he had been
in connection with mining matters. He
is thoroughly convinced of the great
natural possibilities of this country and
will take an active interest in the discovery and development of mining properties. He represents strong financial
parties who are willing to make investment on his recommendation. Mr. Bosse
will winter in Princeton.
J. F. Leland, mining expert from Colorado, was in town Wednesday. He has
been looking over the mineral resources
of this district during the summer and is
much impressed with the great extent
and variety of ore and coal deposits.
W. Yolen Williams was in Hedley last
Monday accompanied by Mr. Hewitt.
It is understood that they are examining
mineral properties in the Ashnola and
Fifteen Mile sections for the Granby Co.
C. Croteau, a mining expert from Spo-
kane; was in town this week investigating the mineral possibilities of this district.
C. H. Williams, of Spokane, arrived in
Princeton last Saturday and spent a few
days at Copper mountain and other points
inspecting some mineral properties. He
took away with him a lot of specimens
and expects to return here shortly.
"Johnson and Haining have made another strike of rich ore on Bear creek
and they believe that great' surprises are
yet in store for them as prospecting goes
on. Bear, creek is looked upon with
eager eyes b'v prospectors and mining
men generally.
The Transvaal group, near Ashcroft,
owned by Novak and Hacking of Rossland and Billy Knight of Princeton, has
been bonded for'$150,000.
Judge Murphy and Charlie DeBarro are
gold-digging on Granite creek.
I HERE AND THERE.
Industrial, Personal and Social Notes
Swept up by the Star's "Galley-
Slave" for Perusal.
Fred Keffer, manager for the B. C'
Copper Co., arrived in Princeton last
Saturday from Greenwood and went to
Copper mountain to inspect the Sunset.
The diamond drill to be used for further
explorations of this property has arrived
from Coutlee in charge of W. J. Stewart.
Mr. Keffer and Mr. Morrison will visit
other properties in this section and at
Keremeos.
"Thoughts of a Visitor" will be the
subject of a long letter in next week's
Star. For want of space it and other
interesting matter has beeu left over.
Rev. E. P. Fiewelling, Church of England, will hold religious services in the
court house, tomorrow, at 11 a.m. and
7:30 p.m.
Geo. McCoskery, wine and spirit dispenser cf the hotel Commercial at Hed
ley, was in town this week renewing old
acquaintanceship. He is one of the old
,timers of Princeton and still preserves a
kindly feeling for the old town.
A. R. Adams, of the Mutual Life Insurance Co. is soliciting in Princeton and
district and is much encouraged with the
outlook.
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., returned this
week from surveying four mineral claims
for A. E. Howse at Aspen Grove.
Emil Sterz, of the Kamloops brewery,
was in Princeton last week, going out by
way of Nicola and Spence's Bridge.
Charlie Willerson and Pete Johnson are
working on the Knob Hill.
C. J Wilson of Toronto and P. Y.
Smith of Granite creek are at the Freddie Burns mineral claim.
E. Roche, mine superintendent, is a
visitor to Princeton.
J. A. Irvine, of Kendall, Mont., is a
guest at the Jackson.
A. D. Worgan, representing the Lan-
je|shire Life passed through yesterday.
Rev. A. J. Fowlie states that he will
sever his relations with the missionary
"work here and return to Ontario in about
a couple of weeks. He expects that a
missionary will be sent in his stead. Mr.
Fowlie has many friends here and is deservedly popular. •
Owing to absence of President Groves'
on Thursday next the meeting of the
board of trade intended for that day is
hereby postponed by order for one week.
J. O. Coulthard has gone to the provincial exhibition, New Westminster.
Tom Hunter arrive'd from Nicola and
says that crops are good and • everybody
is looking for a railroad boom.
PENTICTON POST OFFICE.
Surreptitious Removal of P.O. Cause
of Whole Trouble.
Editor Star—Sir: I notice the Star
and Gazette have had their available
space pretty well taken up lately over
the Penticton postoffice controversy.
Now that the S. O. Land Co's guns
have been silenced by a superior force of
argument and facts yon can, no doubt,
afford.me sufficient space to reply to what
has been designated W. T. Shatford's
nightmare, but could more aptly be
termed a pipe-dream—see his two columns of "silent contempt" for Ajax in
the Hedley Gazette. Mr. Shatford says
that they have more important matters to
attend to in the S. O. Land Co's office
than to compile the literary garbage that
appeared in the Gazette headed "Axe
Still Falling." Well, perhaps; but I
notice they had sufficient time between
land sales to write me a 2-column reply.
It is evident Mr. Shatford has an Encyclopedia Brittanica near at hand to which
he referred for the knowledge of mythology displayed in his reply to my former
letter. No doubt an acquaintance with
the myths of ancient .Greece and Israel
may be of service to him in thgtland
business.
Mr. Shatford seems to be so inflated
over the Liberal influence centering in
the S.O. Land Co. and his own importance, that he concluded matters must
have been misrepresented to Mr. Ross or
no change could have been made in the
P.O. Plain, truthful protests were alL
that were necessary from the old town-
residents to have their rights protected,
by an impartial representative, and not.
by the method of "stealth and silence"
before and the "big howl" after. It.
seems the S.O. Land Co's "silence before"
was due to their absolute reliance in a
certain pilot to navigate the P.0 to the-
new towqsite. This was accomplished,,
but alas and alack the ship came back—
to her home port. They had ignored the
!;fules by sailing without the proper clearance papers.
Mr. Shatford says it is "one Penticton"
because they own the unsold property on
both townsites. If they have the interests of the old town at heart perhaps he
can explain why the two managing directors refused to sign a petition asking
the McBride government for a promised
$200 to build a much needed bridge on
the old townsite, which the citizens are
now building, as the government refused
to assist. Who pulled the strings that
caused that promise to be broken ?
I am no kn'ocker; I have every faith
in the future of Penticton, but I do contend that we were within our rights to
hold the P.O. even though Mr. Shatford
might consider we were knocking by
thus opposing the Co. and protecting our
own interests.
Mr. Shatford criticizes the P.O. depart-
[Continued on page 3.]
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
September 23, 1905
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C.
—BY—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E. Howse, Manager.
One Year,
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
Payable in Advance.
$2.00
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 nqtices io and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
advertising.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
COPPER IS KING.
That copper is one of the most
useful and favorite of metals is evident from the great and increasing
demand for it among the civilized
and heathen nations of the world.
In the field of progress and invention copper is supplanting all other
metals, having regard to cost, because of its tensile, malleable and
.amalgamating qualities. It has a
monopoly of the electrical field, owing to its superior conductivity over
all other metals. Copper is one
the most ancient of metals and at
one time was tempered so that it
could be made into edged tools.
'The art of hardening has been lost
but many scientists and inventors
are searching for it with great hope
of success. The rediscovery of
the process would increase the value
of every copper claim in the Similkameen . and create a great manufacturing industry. Copper derives
its name from the island of Cyprus
in the Mediterranean sea, where it
was first obtained by the ancient
Greeks.
Our imitative and apt neighbors
across the Pacific in their heathen
religious worship are discarding,
wood and stone for the more supple
copper in the making of gods or
joss and for the ornamentation of
their temples. The amount of copper required for renewing the gods,
many of which are very large and
weigh tons, besides the coinage
of some lour hundred millions of
these devout, hoarding heathens,
will be enormous. Happily, the relations between Canada and the
Oriental countries are most friendly
and the exportation of copper -or
any other product to them is not
subject to boycott as with our southern neighbors. The Similkameen
will thus have a free market for
its copper product. With the completion of the railroad to the coast
it is the nearest great copper field
to a seaport, which is a decided advantage for the shipper.
The very noticeable activity in
the copper market recently by
which it has rapidly advanced to
17 cents leads the New York Journal of Commerce to say that tbe
facts upon which the present abnormally high prices for the metal
have been based are of the greatest
interest both in America and Europe. Industrial activity and the
war in the Far East caused a large
and legitimate increase in the smelting of copper and the remunerative
prices received by producers stimulated production enormously until
now American mines, including
those in Canada and Mexico, as
well as those in the United States,
are pouring out the metal at the
rate of over 45,000 tons per month.
Exports have been unprecedented,
and American consumption has
risen to almost record tonnage. Of
the large exports, 45,000 tons were
shipped to China. At the same
time that China has been taking
copper from America, she has
drawn from Australia and Japan
about 25,000 tons, so that a country which heretofore has been of
minor importance in the copper
trade has suddenly loomed the biggest for trade. There are also fully
17,000 tons of copper under con-;
tract in this country for export to
China during the next four or five
months.
Large consumers of copper, both
in America and in Europe, especially the latter, early learned of the
contemplated movement in the
metal, and of course being convinced of the upward trend of the
market, purchased heavily for three
or four months in- advance. With
producers well sold and the surplus
well disposed of to second hands,
the supplementary buying by speculators and small consumers naturally put the market higher and
higher, and a combination of interests who have engineered the present, movement have caused to be
taken up the small amount of copper available for quick shipment
within the last week or ten days,
until the market stands almost at
seventeen cents and the tendency
is still upward. A record price of
20 cents has been reached, but that
is an extreme price.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for
permission to- purchase 640 acres, more or less,
of pasture land in the Nicola division of Yale
district and described as follows: Commencing
at a post at S.W. corner of lot 1234 thence east 80
chains, north 80 chains, west 80 chains, south 80
chains to point of commencement.
A. E. HOWSE.
Sept. 23, 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 chains io point of
commencement. FRED. A. HOWSE.
Sept. 23,1905.
NOTICE.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
The fact that B. C. produced
18,000 tons of copper last year is
a certain index of the possibilities
and probabilities of the young and
growing copper-producing industry
in this province. Is it. not about
time that a copper refinery was established at the coast and thus have
the finished product turned out at
home instead of in the eastern
States.
The removal of W. S. Gore,
deputy commissioner of lands and
works has been announced. His
successor has not been named as
yet by the government..
The Toronto Globe sagely remarks that no man should be allowed to acquire a town lot who
does not build on it, or own farm
land who does not cultivate it.
What about mining claims?
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.  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 sec-
tion.37, must be commenced before the issuance
ofsuch Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 23rd day of August, A.D. 1905.
11-4 C. JB- SHAW, P.L.S.
NOTICE.
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
agen.t for .4. Scrapelli, 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.
-ind 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.
NOTICE.
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 d_ate
hereof to apply to the mining recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice-that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate of improvements.
Dated this 6th day of July, 1905.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 160 acres of mountain
pasture land situate on Five-Mile creek, about
5 miles from Princeton, described as follows :
Commencing at post S.W. corner of Gordon E
Corbould's purchase and running 40 chains north
40 chains east, 40 chains south, 40 chains west to
point of commencement and adjoining R. L.
Reid's purchase on the north.
GORDON E. CORBOULD.
June, 23,1905. C. M. Snowden, agent.
Also, commencing at post S.W. corner of Thos.
R. Pearson's purchase and running 40 chains
north, 40 chains east, 40 chains south, 40 chains
west to point of commencement, in all 160 acres
and adjoining Gordon E. Corbould's purchase
on the north. THOS. R. PEARSON.
June 27,1905. . C. M, Snowden, agent.
NOTICE.
'T'HIRTY days from 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 in the Similkameen dis-
;tHct$*j
Commencing at N.W. corner of lot 43 an,d running 80 chains east, 80 chains north, 86 chains
west, 80 chains south, in all 040 acres.
W. H. HARVEY,
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, commencing at S.E. cornerof Lciighnan's
claim and running south 80 chains, west 80
chains, north 80 chains, east 80 chains, in all^o
acres. . W. G. BREEZE,
Located 9th Aug. 1905. S. Spencer, agt.
And, commencing at N.W. corner of Harvey's
claim and' running 80 chains north, 80 chains
east, 80 chains south, 80 chains west, in all (So
acres W. H. FULTON,
Located 9th Aug. 1905.        S. Spencer, agt.
NOTICE.
Valley Hill mineral claim.   Situate in the Similkameen mining  division   of  Yale  district.
Where located:   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 ioth day of July, A.D. 1905.
TENDERS WANTED.
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.
VERMILION  FORKS MINING
COMPANY, E. Waterman,
Princeton, Sept. 7. Manager.
GOOD
RIGS
HUNTER'S
FEED $ HOB
Thos. Hunter, Prop,
at Hotel Jackson.
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THE  VANCOUVER  ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
FIVE ROSES'HOUR
The only Reliable Standard Brand made from the
highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
LAKE OF THE WOODS
MILLING CO.
guarantee  that   no  bleaching
' '    either   bv    CHEMICALS   or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
manufacture.
Accept no Substitute.
Synopsis of Canadian North-west
Homestead Regulations.
ANY EVEN NUMBERED section of
Dominion Lands in Manitoba or the
Northwest provinces, excepting 8 and 26,
not reserved, may behomesteaded 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 vicinity 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 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.
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September 23, 1905
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
PENTICTON P.O.
[Concluded from page i.]
ment for sending the inspector to report
and acting before hearing from him. The
inspector was here after the P.O. had
been removed, two weeks before the department took action. Who knows the
report was not received and acted upon ?
A letter takes but five days to Ottawa.
I suppose if the postmaster-general had
only known the Shatford Bros, were the
managing directors of the S.O. Land Co.
and that they could exert such an overpowering influence in Liberal counsels
be would have put the postoffice on
wheels and said "attach it to Shatfords,
Limited, and pull it where you please."
The change in the position of the post
office is of very little interest to the people here, except to the S.O. Land Co.
who have made all the noise. Why the
Gazette should be so deeply interested is
easily understood.
In replying to my first letter Mr. Shatford talks about a $5 commission, evidently measuring a man's ability by his
pocket book. This is common to men of
his type. He speaks of me in connection
with certain matters, thinking he has me
spotted, but he is barking up the wrong
tree. Yours truly,
Penticton, Sept. 16, 1905.
[The removal of a post office, except
for fire or other accident and then only
until consent of the department may be
had, cannot be lawfully done without
permission of the postmast.T-general.
If no complaint had 1 ean lodged the P.
O. department probably would have paid
no serious attention to its removal. Disobedience of rules caused Mr. Wade's
dismissal and the return of the office. In
the rapidly developing Similkameen simi
lar cases may arise, but the lesson is
plain that a postmaster cannot move an
office without the consent of the proper
authorities. In passing, it is well to observe that petitions have little weight in
deciding the location of a post office as
nearly all of them are "stuffed." It
ought to be punishable for any person,
not^a voter and resident, to sign petitions
to the government. The attention of D.
Ross, M.P., and the Department of Justice is respectfully directed to the abuse
of petitions above referred to with a view
to remedial legislation.—Ed.]
NOTICE.
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.
BZ2579, intend sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate
of improvements, for the purpose 01 obtaining
a Crown grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificate c f improvements.
Dated this 23rd day of September; 1905.
R. H. Rogers.
Geo. Kirby, wife and family passed
through Princeton on Thursday, going
via Hope pass to the New Westminster
fair.
Bert Bryant is railroad building at
Hope, Alaska.
REAL
ESTATE and
MINES
Bought &Sold
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
Correspondence
Solicited.
For  CONNOISSEURS Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels through
out the province.
F.PJITHET&C0.9Li
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
PRINCETON. B.C.
CAPITAL==$8,70o,ooo REST==$3,soo,ooo
Total Resources (Nov. 30, 1904) $01,000,000
^aP(
i£lmmik Iflterest Stowed on deposits of $1 and
™ upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
R'Bfilritiir \%xr  MqiI Deposits may be made and: withdrawn
DanKing  D;   Mlibymail. Special attention given to t||
class of business.    Drafts and Money Orders issued onall points.
A General Banking Business transacted. I
W.'H. SWITZER,       -       -        Acting Manager.
PENTICTON BRANCH-A Branch of this Bank is now open at Penticton,B.C.
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.
GENERAL MANAGER. E. S. Clouston.
HEAD OFFICE—MONTREAL.
avings Bank Department ^1^rd WM
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
E> _.,_], j Mfl. lv»r   TVloSl  Deposits may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ac
DdflMIlg   Uy  nia.ll counts receive every attention.
The Nicola Branch Is now Open.
A. W. STRICKLAND, -    -   -       -       - .     Manager.
BANK OF~
HEAD OFFICE IN CANADA
MONTREAL
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 Canada and abroad.
L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
am.   ma.
M.A., B.C.L.
SOLICITOR
NOTARY PUBLIC, Etc.
VERNON, B.C.
P.O. box 44.
Otter Flat Hotel
CHARLES  DEBARRO, Prop.
TULAMEEN CITY, B. C.
Headquarters for Summit, Rabbitt mountain, Tuiameen river, Boulder, Bear and
Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P. O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
Septem ber 2 3, 1905
Has now in stock and is constantly receiving large shipments of
HEADQUARTERS TOR
herwin-Wifllifis'
and is prepared
kinds ot goods
to supply all
lowest prices
STORES AT
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MCRALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
VANCOUVER, B. C.
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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.
Fine Winest Liquors and Cigars.
TELEPHONE' BATH.     "'|B|
Headquarters for Erineeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
September 23, 1905
THE    SIMILKAMEEN
SMILES.
"I—aw—would like," began the customer with the eyeglasses in the cheap
restaurant, "some spring lamb; some you
know that has gambolled on the green."
"Aw, stop joshin'," said the waitress.
"We ain't got none o' the kind that gambled on the green. S'pose you'll be
wantin' some that played golf next. We
jes' got straight lamb."
De Lay—Yes, indeed, I'm quite a baseball player Wh}', I have quite a record
for making home runs ! Miss Tiredout
—Oh ! how much I would like to see you
make one.
"What good was my vermiform appendix, anyway, doctor?" "It wasn't any
good to you," replied the surgeon, "but
it's worth about $500 to me."
"There's just one thing I wanter say to
you," began Mrs. Acid as her better half
stumbled into the room at 3 a.m. "Just
one, M'riar?" queried he solicitously,
"ain't you a-feelin' well ?"
She—But do you really like me just as
lam?      He    (enthusiastically)—Just as
Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in
the Province of British Columbia.
you are! There isn't a single thing
about you that I would change except
your name.
Squire Woolsey—Well, Sam, I hope
you are going to vote for me to morrow!
Sam Scrubbin—I hope so, too, sah ; I
needs two dollahs mighty bad, sah.
A. R. COLL., SC  D.,
!
ihiL
I Engineer.
PROVINCIAl IAN» SURVEYOR.
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON.     -    -      B. C.
and Stationer
HEDLEY, B.C.
Drugs, Medicines,
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rars9 Pipjes m
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Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C
$1
BREWERS OF THE FAMOUS
Cascade Beer    «£ Alexandra Stout
Queen Beer       $ Alexandra Ale
For sale throuj hout British Columbia in all the first=
class Hotels, Liquor Stores and Saloons.
The Amalgamated
D0ERING& MARSTRAND | RED CROSS BREWES
VANCOUVER, B. C.|»
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J.Mrsch Sons 6 fr Mm Montreal
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 addition 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}i
and 1% cents each. Shingle bolts, 25
cents a cord. All other products, 5 per
cent on the sales.
A license is issued so soon as a berth is
granted, but in unsurveyed territory no
timber can be cut on a berth until the
licensee has made a survey thereof.
Permits to cut timber are also granted
at public competition, except in the case
of actual settlers who require the timber
for their own use.
Settlers and Others may also obtain permits to cut up to 100 cords of wood for
sale without competition.
The dues payable under a permit are
$1.50 per thousand feet B.M., for square
timber and saw logs of any wood except
oak; from ]/2 to iyi 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
output.
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 undef 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.
W. W. CORY,
;' Deputv of the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, Feb. 4,1905.
ORINCETON   BOARD    OF   TRADE—Rooms
S   centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
F. W. Groves E. Waterman,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
LIMITED
NICOLA and PRINCETON
THE
LIMITED
NICOLA and PRINCETON
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THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
September 23, 1905
The Town of
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British Columbia.
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BEAUTIFULLY 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,
FINE I CLIMATE   AND| PUREST  OF   WATER
W- Enormous Agricultural Area to Draw from
;_: . }^MLOTS FOR^SMLE^, '■';:
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 Honths
with Interest,at^Six Per Cent Per Annum.
Send for Map and Price List  to
: .!.■ ERNEST   WATERMAN, **
J*- Resident Manager  -"■■■■'■■ . ,;|j   .    a-  .
VERMILION    FORKS   MINING   AND   DEVELOPMENT   CO'Y
Agents'for the CANADIAN ORE CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)
W^fff
owertiment   Headiguarters m
t"5 *<".(■ *.?..r .PJISS?.?'.V-».", tirJ?-:1'''
For the Similkameen District
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