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Princeton Coal Analyzes: Fixed Carbon, 54 per cent; Ash, 6 per cent; Moisture, 5.
A Merry Christmas and Happy New   Year to Everybody!
British Columbia is the Richest in Minerals of any Province in British Dominions and the Similkameen is the Richest District in the World
in Variety of Minerals: Gold Platinum, Sliver, Copper, Lead, Zinc, Iron, Coal and Fireclay—Great Opportunities for ground-floor Investment.
Vol. vi.   No. 39.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, J 905.
$2 a Year, in Advance
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
Court of Revision and Appeal—Hospital Ball at Hedley.
From private sources it is regretfully
learned that Rev. E. P. Flewelling is not
.well enough to stand the tedium of a
journey by stage and therefore it is very
improbable he will be out of hospital in
time to reach here by Christmas.
Alec. D. Macintyre, barrister-at-law
and judge in court of revision and appeal,
will be in Princeton on the 29th and 30th
insts., Friday and Saturday of next week,
for the purpose of hearing appeals under
the provisions of the Assessment Act,
1903.
A hospital ball will be given in Hedley
next' Wednesday .night, 27th inst., at
which a number of Princetonians have
signified their intention of being pres
ent. No more worthy object of patronage could be suggested and the committee will spare no effort to ensure a good
time for all those attending.
The sulphur spring at Welldo is to
have baths built in connection next summer and in time a sanitarium may be
added for the treatment of kidney complaint, cholera morbus, general debility
and biliousness.
Athol Fraser and Jimmy James have
arrived at Port Simpson, B.C., where a
big boom is brewing for the spring. They
send Christmas greetings to all their old
tillicums here.
GOLD^PLATINCM ORE LINE IS NOW LOCATE
LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE.
C. S. Stevens, superintendent of the
government telephone line, has recently
inspected that portion between Kelowna
and Penticton and which is now ready
to receive the wire. When the wire is
stretched and the cable laid across the
lake from Kelowna the line will have a
continuous length of ove'r 300 miles.
Vernon and Kamloops are the terminals
at both of which places connection is
made with the C.P.R telegraph system,
In about three weeks' time it will be possible to "hello'' Vernon and intermediate
points from Princeton.
LOOKS LIKE TUNGSTEN.
Samples of ore which is thought to
contain tungsten by those familiar with
this metal have been sent to the assayer.
The ore was discovered some time ago
not far from Princeton and was assayed
for manganese, a large percentage of
which it proved to be, but the unusual
character of some fresh taken samples
aroused curiosity and the ore is being
analyzed for tungsten. The result is
anxiously awaited by those interested.
Tungsten is a valuable metal being worth
about 70 cents per pound and is used in
certain processes in the manufacture of
steel. A recent discovery of tungsten
was made near Nighthawk, Wash., and
the property is being developed.
Platinum in   Place  has  been
Discovered on Bear Creek
Mining Property.
Has been Found in Ore in Other Locations as well as in Placers of
Princeton District.
It has, been a matter of common information among miners and others that
platinum had been found in place in the
Princeton district and had also been ob
tained in considerable quantities by
placer miners on Granite creek and on
the river bars. In their ignorance of
what it was many golddiggers in this
section in the early days allowed the
"white gold," as it was sometimes
.termed, to be dumped with tailings. But
the increased demand for platinum for
electrical and scientific purposes has
made it more precious than gold, hence
miners and prospectors are now always
on the alert for it.
The recent discovery of platinum on
the mineral properties of Messrs. Law &
Armstrong, Bear creek, causes no sur
prise to those acquainted with that and
the Granite creek sections. Those two
sections are essentially gold platinum in
formation. From the earliest days of
mining prospectors have all been impressed with the pronounced indications
in these parts of hidden mineral treasure. So little development has been
made, however, owing to the difficulties
of transportation, that actual proof was
lacking, except as in the mining property above referred to and one or two
others, that bodies of high grade gold-
platinum ore existed.
Assays of ore from Copper and Kennedy mountains, made by Baker & Sons,
Newark, N.J., return platinum in considerable values and its diffusion among
the black sand with which the rivers and
creeks abound in this district is well
known among mining men. Some day
this black sand, which is chiefly magnetic iron, will be made to produce the
platinum it undoubtedly contains. Tc
find the mother lead where much of this
platinum is supposed to be dislodged by
process of natural disintegration will be
the ambition of many prospectors. At
present the world's supply of platinum
is drawn from the Ural mountains in
Russia.
Don't forget to hang up the longest
stocking to be found for Santa Claus is
going to visit all the good boys and girls
and some of the grownups on Christmas
eve.
School holidays began yesterday and
will continue for two weeks, thus making
glad the children at their release of study.
Railroad Cuts Through Heart
of Princeton, yet Does
no Harm.
Considerable Money will be Disbursed
Among the Property Owners—
Railroad Rumblings.
The work of locating the V.,V. & E.
through Princeton was completed this
week by Mr. Cranshaw's survey party.
The road crosses the Similkameen from
the first bench above water near the Indian reserve, crossing the lower part of
Fenchurch avenue and striking Bridge
street at its intersection of Bilhter ave
nue. The line passes through the center
of C. Summers' cottage, touching also
property of Messrs. Gibson, Howse.
'Baker, Chrisfield, Jackson, Hall, Spencer,
Anderson, Hill, Wells and the townsite
as far as the Similkameen. Other owners are affected but their names conld not
be learned. This is the final survey and
fixes .the line definitely, knocking the
high trestle theory of some visionaries to
pieces. Messrs. Snapp and Anderson;
right-of-way purchasers, are expected
here shortly to fix the price of property
expropriated.
Work on the big tunnel at Rich Bar
is being pushed from both ends. It is
the heaviest construction work on the
whole line of the V., V. & E. It is said
that when the steel reaches the tunnel a
temporary track will be laid around the
tunnel to avoid delay in tracklaying.
President Hill's promises are always
fulfilled if nothing happens to prevent it.
He said he would begin construction on
the V.,V. & E. from Cloverdale eastward
this winter and it is done. A camp of
thirty men with outfit are at work.
Bill Scruby arrived in Princeton last
week from the end of the grading work
on the V.,V. & E. below Keremeos.
Contractors were making good progress
although there is a scarcity of laborers
all along the line of construction. When
Mr. Scruby left there was a report that
a io-mile contract had been let to a
'Chink' who had gone to Vancouver for
a horde of Mongolians. Whether this
is fact or not the general impression is
that west of Keremeos will soon be covered by contractors from the finished portions of the road in Washington.
B.C. COPPER COMPANY.
The Vancouver Tourist Association has
written secretary W. H. Switzer of the
Princeton board of trade for information
regarding this section. The letter states
that frequent inquiries are made about
the Similkameen and the Association
desires to be in a position to reply intelligently and accurately. Let everyone
help in this important matter.
Additions  to   Smelter—Drilling   on
Copper Mountain.
The B. C. Copper Co., has made arrangements for the addition of three new
blast furnaces to its smelter at Greenwood which will increase the smelting
capacity by about 1800 tons daily. Other
improvements will be made, including
5 trolley locomotivee to haul ore from the
bins to the furnace and electric, instead
of steam, power at the Mother Lode
mine.
The diamond drill at work for the B.C.
Coppe. Co. on Copper mountain is making good headway in spite of incidental
difficulties through lack of water and a
rough country for hauling over. So far
as can be learned where the drill recently
was on the Princess May the 500-foot
hole showed 400 feet of good ore, the
remainder being stringy with common
quartz. One thing demonstrated has
been the improvement of the ore at depth
and this is believed to be the rule on the
whole of Copper mountain as well as on
the Princess. The B. C. Copper Co. is
almost sure to prove the Sunset group a
very valuable property when producing.
THE WEATHER.
"Reautiful weather!" That is the
greeting of friends wherever one meets
them in and about Princeton And it is
no empty salutation, for the past two or
three months have been mild and balmy
with just enough of frost to make the
air invigorating and healthful. While
people here cannot live on air, (especially
the 'hot' variety) yet it and charming
scenery mightily influence persons when
selecting a home. Princeton is favored
in both respects far beyond the average.
The thermometer has not read zero as
yet this winter and there is just enough
snow to make a spotless mantle for dear
old earth and preserve the grass roots
from any destructive frost. Under the
lee of Hope mountains Princeton is remarkably free from winds or draughts,
the days being serenely calm and the
stilly nights disturbed only by the wdil
of hungry coyote ond yelping cur. With
such a climate, it is no wonder that the
population of Princeton steadily increases.
AN ENJOYABLE DANCE.
The dance given' by Mr. and Mrs.
Lyall in the A. E. Howse Co's store on
Friday night of last week proved an enjoyable occasion with a record attendance. A jolly contingent of about a
score of ladies and gentlemen came from
Hedley and local residents were present
en masse. Dancing lasted until daybreak and everybody voted the occasion
one of the pleasantest in their recollection. An elegant supper was served at
midnight after which nimble feet tripped.:,
the light fantastic while "all went merry
as a marriage bell."
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
December 23, 1905
The Similkameen Star
. Published Weekly at
PRINCETON,  B.C.
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certain of realization with the oncoming railways. In no other portion of the continent of North
America can a Christmas dinner
be eaten under more prosperous
auspices. With best wishes for the
success of everybody in the Simil-
- $2-°°|kameen  and   bidding   all   a  very
happy Christmas the Star again
resumes its astral flight on the
wings of time.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
"A MERRY CHRISTMAS."
The dawn of another  Christmas
is at  hand.    Two  more  days and
then all Christendom will celebrate
the greatest event of the ages.    No
child  subject  to  the  influences of
Christianity but  longs  for this day
with  its   happy   associations   and
kindly  gifts ;   no   man   having the
better  qualities   of   humanity  but
hails the  day with joyous acclaim
and bids his fellow "A Merry Christmas,"   with  many  returns  of the
same.    Thus each recurring Christmas   helps   to   form   that  union of
mankind   which   outlasts the fickle
changes of time, renews friendships
here  and   points to that unchangeable abode where peace and happiness  reign   evermore.     Christmas,
therefore, may  be  considered symbolical  of a   better and everlasting
day, where  the struggle  of life  is
ended and its burdens rolled away.
The  poet   has  well described it in
verse, as follows :
"Hark,    throughout    Christendom • joy
bells are ringing,
From  mountain  and valley, o'er land
and o'er sea,
■Sweet choral melodies pealing and thrill-
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
The manufacture ot steel rails in
the Kootenay is about to be undertaken   by   a  syndicate  of   United
States capitalists.    Iron mines have
been bought and  rolling   mills wifl
be erected  at  Crawford bay.    The
company will expend $150,000 next
summer in providing transportation
and   development  of mines.     Frequent  reference   has  been made in
these  columns   to  the existence of
large iron ore bodies in this district
and   inviting  examination   by  experts with a view to inducing capital   to   operate     these   properties.
Iron has cut  little figure with prospectors in the  SiHlkatneen where
the  abundance   of   more   valuable
metalliferous   ores   has  quite overshadowed the baser ones.    Railway
communication   will  shortly dispel
much   of  this  partiality  and   iron
properties will be in active demand.
A rolling mills at Princeton for the
manufactnre of steel rails is not an
unlikely proposition  seeing that all
the necessaries of coal, ore, fireclay
and water power are present.
Sterling
Silver-    ; |§
Toilet Ware
Solid and heavy—as
well as of sterling quality—is the silver composing the Toilet Ware
from Diamond Hall's
own factory.
Characterized by more
than ordinary beauty is
our Pompadour pattern—
a design somewhat of
the Rococo order.
A large full-bristled
hairbrush sells for $6.00.
Prices quoted for sets of
any  number   of   pieces.
RYR1E BROS.
 L1MITED	
134-138 YOMGE ST.
TORONTO    -    OHT.
NOTICE.
Duke of York and Blue Bird mineral claims,
situate in the SimUkameeil mining division
of Yale district. Where loja'ed : On Copper
mountain.
Take notice that I, M. A. Voigt, free miner's
certificate No. B79944, intend sixty days frcm date
hereofto a,pply 10 the raining recorder for certificated of improvements,' for the purpose of obtaining" crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37. must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 1st day of December, 1905.
C JE. SHaW, P.L.S.
GOOD
RIG5
FEED & UVERYCEiS
Thos. Hunter, Proprietor,
NOTICE.
Buller, Colorado, Edward 7th, No. 6, No. 7, No.
24, No. 26,  No.  27, No. 43 Fr., No 44 Fr , No.
45 Fr. and No. 46 Fr. mineral claims, situate
in the Similkameen mining division of Yale
district.   Where located: On the northerly
slope of Copper mountain.
Take notice that I, G. Evert Baker, free miner's certificate No. B80091, intend, 60 days from
date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
certificates of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 16th day of November, A.D. 19c;.
G. EVERT BAKER.
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.
Nov. 23rd, 1905.
NOTlffl
Notice is herel y given that sixty days from
date I intend to apply to the Honorable Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 160 acres of mountain land
situated in the Similkameen land division of
Yale district. Commencing at a pest 4c chains
cast of C. C. Clay's S.W. corner, thence south 40
chains, thence west 40 chains, thence north 40
chains, thence east 40 chains to point of commencement. J D. YOUNG, Locator,
per W. D. Young.
I      Date'd8th November, 19O5.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
Echoes of ages from far Galilee.
Christmas is here,
Merry old Christmas,
Gift-bearing,   heart-touching, joy
bringing Christmas,
Day  of grand  memories, king of
the year."
In the Roman Catholic church
three masses are performed on
Christmas—one at midnight, one
at daybreak, and one in the morning. In the church of England the
day is celebrated  by  special religi-
The Liberals did not gain such a
sweeping victory in   Saskatchewan
as   was  won   in   Alberta   yet their
16 to 9 is   more than  enough for a
small house.    In   B.C.   one or two
of a majoritv seems   enough to eke
out a hazardous  life for its Conservative government.    From the Atlantic to the   Pacific there is now a
sort of endless chain  of Liberalism
and  the country   is prospering beyond the' dream   of statesmen of a
decade ago.
No. 38 Fr., No. 40 Fr.,.No 54, No. 55, No. 56, No.
57, No. 58, No. 59, No. 61, No. 62,'No. 63. mineral claims, situate in the Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where located:^
In Voigt's camp.
Take notice that I, C. je. Shaw, 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, fo>" 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
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 30th day of November. 190s.
C. JE- SHAW, P.L.S.
The conditions which are rapidly
driving many of the largest manufacturers  of the   United   States   to
ous services, but  other   Protestant  Canada  is   giving  that class much
NOTICE.
churches do not recognize it in a
sacred sense, believing that there is
no divine or scriptural warranty for
such. As a social holiday it is observed by all classes and creeds in
Canada and is the day of days for
general rejoicing, home-gathering
and reunions.
This Christmas in Princeton, aye,
in the whole  Similkameen, will be
celebrated  with  a  heartsome  zest
never before experienced in its history.     Courage   and   good   cheer
have  taken  the place of despondency  and  gloom.    The  bright aspect  which  the  horizon of tomor-
presents to  the man not jaun-
\ith persistent melancholy is
concern   of late.    132   of the leading  manufacturing   establishments
of   the  United  States    have   been
forced to erect factories in  Canada
on   account   of   tariff  restrictions.
The loss to Uncle Sam is estimated
at upwards of $50,000,000.    When
Canada    asked   for   reciprocity of
trade with the   United States a deaf
ear was turned and rather haughty
treatment    was   accorded   Premier
Laurier.     Now,    however,    Uncle
Sam would gladly treat with a commission on the  tariff subject but it
is believed he is a little late in making  up his  mind  for  Canada is a
strong advocate now of preferential
tariffs within the empire.
No. 2, J. W. Hill, United and Verde mineral
claimSj situate in Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where located : In Voigt's
camp
Take notice that T, C. JE. Shaw, acting
as agent for M. A. Voigt, free miner's certificate No. 679944, 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
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of November, P. .D. 1905.
36 C. JE- SHAW, P.L.S.
NOTICE.
Maple Leaf, Pine Knot Martin, Daisy and 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. B79016 and Chas. E. Oliver F.M.O.
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 rotice 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
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an
application   will  be made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British
Columbia, at its  next session, foran Act
to incorporate  a company with power to
acquire, purchase, construct  and operate
the  undertakings  of the Vancouver and
Coast Kootenay  Railway Company ; the
Alberni   and   Cowichan   Railwav   Company ; the  Kamloops and Atlin Railway
Company, and   the Midway and Vernon
Rnilway  Company ;   and   to  acquire all
the rights, powers and  privileges of the
said companies; and with power to exercise all the powers  contained in the Acts
of Incorporation of the  said companies ;
and   with   power   to  acquire,   purchase,
construct and operate the undertaking of
any other  Railway  Company or Companies ; and   with   power  to  subscribe for
and   purchase  the  stock,   bonds, debentures or other securities  of any  Railway
Companv ; and to exchange the stock or
other bonds, debentures  or other secu:i
ties of the  Company to  be incorporated
for the shr-tres, stock,   debentures,   bonds
or other  securities of any other Railway
Company ; and   with   power  to increase
the capital of the  Cotnpanj'  to be incorporated ; and with   power to issue shares
as fully  paid  up ; and to borrow money
on the Company's  assets  by anv form of
security ; and with, power to promote any
Railway  Company  or Companies, or to
amalgamate with   any Company or Companies ;    and     with     all      the     other
and     necessary     powers   conducive   to
the  carrying but of the Company's undertaking.
Dated at  Victoria, B.C.,  this 22nd day
of November, 1905.
ROBERTSON & ROBERTSON,
Solicitors for the Applicants.
NOTICE.
NOTICE.
r^5yr>ayS?ft?rdate T intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner   of  Lands  and Works to
fnwf 3Sr? l6° aCr-es of land- described as fo°
lows : 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
N. J. LINDSAY,
Dated Oct. 25, iqo5. L °' McD°nald, agt.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an
application will be made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British
Columbia at its next session for an Act
extending the time within which the
Vancouver and Coast Kootenay Railway
Company has to complete its Hn.e of railway, and empowering the said Railway
Companv to build from some point on its
line of railway to Kamloops in the Province of British Columbia.
: Dated at Victoria, B.C., this 22nd day
of November, 1905.
ROBERTSON & ROBERTSON,
Solicitors for the Applicants.  -
PRINCETON   BOARD    OF   TRADE—Rooms
centrally located.    Membership   solicited.
E. Waterman, W H. Switzer,
(^President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
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December 23, 1905
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
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The associated boards of trade will
meet in Cranbrook in January. What
about a delegate from the Princeton
board of trade ?
Religious service in the court house
tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. conducted by A.
Murchie.
Victor Voigt arrived from Portland,
Ore., on Wednesday and will spend his
holidays at home.
Now for the long days since the shortest one was passed on the 21st/
Assay Office.
ASSAY OFFICE at Sunset mine is now open
for custom work.   Prices on application.
REAL
ESTATE and
MINES
Bought &Sold
Christmas
I Perfumes
The Standard Gift
WINKLER
&M0HR
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
Correspondence
Solicited
You cannot miss it when you select
from Out Fine Assortment. We
have them in all styles and sizes at
very reasonable prices.
Tie City orug Store
J. R. CAMPBELL.
PRINCETON B.C.
NOTICE.
R W. GROVES
A. R. COU,., SC. D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYOR.
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
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FRUITS and VEGETABLES
Corbould & Grant
Barristers, Solicitors, &c.
New Westminster, B.C.
G. E. CORBOULD, K.C.
J. R. GRANT.
Notice is hereby given that sixtj days after
date I intend to apply to the Hon. the Chief commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to
purchase 120 acres more or less of pasture land,
described as follows: CommBncing at a post
marked "^ngus Lamont's N.W corner," atthe
S.W. corner of A. Tremblay's preemption and
running south 20 chains thence 60 chains east,
thence 20 chains north, thence 60 chains west to
point of commencemeptg-'?
ANGUS LAMONT.
J. G. McDonald, .\gent.
Dated Dec. 2nd, 1905.
NOTICE.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days aftet
date 1 intend to apply to the i_nief Commissioner
of Lauds and Works for permission to purchase
400 acres of mountain pasture land, described as
follows: Commencing atthe north-east corner <. f
lot 1192 thence north 60 chains, thence west 60
chains, thence south 80 chains to uorih I'ueof
lot 1402, thence east 20 chains to the east li le of
lot 1192, thence north 20 chains to the northwest
corner of lot 1192, thence east 40 chains to roint
of commencement Said land is situated in
the Nicola division of Yale district
L- GIBSON, Applicant,
per Luke Gibson Agent.
16th December, 1905.
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year; four months, $L Sold by all newsdealers.
of Montreal
Capital all paid up, $14,000,000.    Rest, $10,000,000.   Balance to Profit and
Loss Account, $373,988.        Total Assets, $135,624,452.
PRESIDENT, Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.C.M.G.
VICE-PRESIDENT Sir Geo. A. Drummond, K.C.M.G.
GENERAL MANAGER, E. S. Clouston.
HEAD OFFICE—MONTREAL.
T#ti$e£o
Largest Sale in
Savings Bank Department ErSrd feS
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
Rfl tl \c I tl O" ~h V   JV\?iil   ^*eP°sits may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ac
its receive every attention.
The Nicola Branch is now Open.
A. W. STRICKLAND, ....
Manager.
BANK OF
NORTH
us Canadian Bank of Commerce
PRINCETON, B.C.
CAPITAL==$8,7oo,ooo REST«$3,soo,ooo
Total Resources (Nov. $ay 1904) $9^,000,000
SZB\fiR98R^ SS^fflUllt' Interest allowed on deposits of $1 and
****wmm**§^ ******** upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
CAPITAL"$4,866,666
RESERVE—$2,043,99 7
HEAD OFFICE IN CANADA   -   -    MONTREAL
Banking by Mill—j
BanlangbyMailbD;S^
be made and withdrawn
,   _r_ Jal attention given to this
class of business.    Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.
A General Banking Business transacted.
W. H. SWITZER,       -       - Acting Manager.
PENTICTON BRANCH-A Branch of this Bank is now open at Penticton, B.C.
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.
HEDLEY BRANCH
L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
A. MURCHIE «■£*«
PHOTOGRAPHER ntw*,*
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camps.
Address   -    PRINCETON, B.C.
Otter Flat Hotel
CHARLES DEBARRO, Prop.
TULAMEEN CITY, B. C.
Headquarters for Summit, Rabbitt moun-
1   tain, Tulameen river, Boulder, Bear and
Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P. O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
 /*"
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
December 23, 1905
December 23, 1905
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
J. A. SC
Has now in stock and is constantly receiving large shipments of
Genera) lereliiiise
and is prepared to supply all
kinds of goods at lowest prices
Nail orders Promptly Riled
STORES AT
PENTICTON and HEDLEY
Wood,
Vallance &
Leggat,
HEADQUARTERS FOR
Sherwin-Willfims'
Paints
,v»
Limited.!
MURALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
1
&-
VANCOUVER, B. C.
^*s
HOTEL
NICOLA LAKE
BEST IN THE WO
FIVE
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.
WANTED.
3.OOO   shares  Diamond   Vale   Coal   Stock.,
Write stating lowest price.
J. G. CHALMERS,
Hub Clothing Store, Vancouver, B.C.
ASS/IVEiS
THE  VANCOUVER  ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Advertise in the Star.
,k
r Hi *
sffl1
■: * -. .t"i   ?—,..-•
The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
TELEPHONE*   |      ..-BATH.  jjl§fc
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines. *2^ g§fjj<f|lj|$
!
t^.
tr
U».
SMILES.
Mrs. Bacon—As I came up the street I
saw the policeman with his arm around
the lamp post. Cook—Yes, ma'am.
That's a way he has when he's thinking
of me, ma'am.
We often hear that the age of miracles
is past, but is it? It is statistically shown
that the grocers of the United States,
within the last six years, have sold 3,500,-
000 pounds of pure Mocha and Java
coffee from the 137,000 pounds imported
into the country.
Among the hills of Sligo there is a
small lake renowned in that region for
its fabulous depth. A well-known professor, travelling in that part of Ireland,
was asked by his native guide if he
wouldjlike to see the lake. "It's no bot
torn at all, sorr," said Pat. "How do you
k now that ?" asked the professor. '' Well,
sorr, me own cousin was showin' the*
pond to a gintletnan one day, sorr, and
he looked incredulous like, just as you
do, and me cousin couldn't stand it for
him to doubt his word, sorr, and so he
said 'I'll prove the truth of me words,'
he said, and off with his clothes and into
the water he jumped. Yes, sorr, in he
jumped, and didn't come up again, at
all, at all" ''But," said the professor.
"I don't see that he proved the point by
drowning himself." "Is it drowned?
Niver a bit drowned at all he was. .Sure,
■ didn't a cable come from him next day
in America askin' for his clothes to be
sent on !"
JOHN LOVE
Druggist and Stationer
HEDLEY, B.C.
Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in
the Province of British Columbia.
Drugs, Medicines,
Books,       /.'■?
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
gars, Pipes at
ecu
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C
miimiiB®
For CONNOISSEURS Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
R.P.FlfHET&C(Ud.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
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, 1)4
and \}i cents each. Shingle bolts, 25
cents a cord. All other products, 5 per
cent on the sales.
A license is issued so soon as a berth is
granted, but in unsurveyed territory no
timber can be cut on a berth until the
licensee has made a survey thereof.
Permits to cut timber are also granted
at public competition, except in the case
of actual settlers who require the timber
for their own use. .
Settlers and others may also obtain permits to cut up to 100 cords of wood for
sale without competition.
The dues payable under a permit are
$ 1.50 per thousand feet B.M., for square
timber and saw logs of any wood except
oak; from V2 to \y2 cents per lineal foot
for building logs; from 12^ to 25 cents
per cord for wood; 1 cent for fence posts;
3 cents for railway ties; and 50 cents per
cord on shingle bolts.
Leases for grazing purposes are issued
for a term of twenty one years at a rental
of two cents an acre per annum.
Coal lands may be purchased at $10 per
acre for soft coal and $20 for anthracite.
Not more than 320 acres may be acquired
by one individual or company.
Royalty at the rate of 10 cents per ton
of 2,000 pounds is collected on the gross
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 tor him.
A fee of $10 is charged for for a homestead entry.
A settler who has received an entry for
a homestead is required to perform the
conditions . connected therewith under
one of the following plans:
1. At least six months' residence upon
and cultivation of the land in each year
during the term of three years. It is the
practice of the department to require a
settler to bring 15 acres under cultivation, but if he prefers he may substitute
stock; and 20 head of cattle, to be actually his own property, with buildings for
their occupation, will be accepted instead
of the cultivation.
2. If the father (or mother, if the father is deceased) of any person who is
eligible to make a homestead entry under
the provisions of the act, resides upon a
farm in the vicinity of the land entered
for by such person as a homestead, the
requirements of the Act as to residence
prior to obtaining patent may be satisfied
by such person residing with the father
or mother.
3. If the settler has his permanent residence upon farming land owned by him
in the vicinity of his homestead, the requirements of the Act as to residence
may be satisfied by residence upon ttie
said land.
Application for a patent should be made
at the end of three years before the local
agent, sub agent or a homestead inspector.
Before making an application for a
patent the settler must give six months'
notice in writing to the commissioner of
Dominion lands at Ottawa, of his intention to do so.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, Feb. 4,1905.
PRINCETON   BOARD    OF    TRADE—Rooms
centrally located.    Membership   solicited.
• E. Waterman, W H. Switzer,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
THE
:LIMITED
iNICOLA and PRINCETON
rices are
iecond (
m our wocery
Always!
You miss many good things—you
don't have as much as you might—
when you fail to send us your gro=
eery order* | .8 .■ ■ §;-
Just now we have lots of
good things coming in for
Xmas trade.
THE
.'LIMITED
NICOLA and PRINCETON
 mm
Tf
THyE? £11MIfiLJSEME g*f- "STAR
Beckstber 23, 1905
#1
The, Town
'A bus
: ga**/1^^****!*//'***/*^
TXr-
lEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at &e Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers.    The BUSINESS CEN-
TREgorthe following Mining Camps:-— '"Copper Mountain,
Kennedy   Mountain,   Friday,  Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, R©che River,  Upper Tulameen and Aspen Grove.
¥JPf>
?o>«
4
Enormous
i^3fl?!«
PRESENT PRICES OF LOTS===From $3.00 to $10 Per [Front Foot. Size of Lots
50x100 Feet and 33x100 Feet. Terms===One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six flonths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum.
Send for Map and Price Lift to
whv^fi* *•&*&&
Resident Manager
/HMNd AND   DE\^OPMENT
YERMI
Agents for the CANADIAN^pglj.CON^feNT^ATlOIsr, LIMITED (Blmore Oil Process.)
CO'Y
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