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Estimated coal deposits of Princeton 50,000,000 tons.
He who locks his tongue in locks a lot of trouble out.
Princeton is the central and distributing: point for a large radius of country-which contains a< variety of undeveloped natural, resources and
prospective industries: Placer and lode mining, coal mining', agriculture, cattle Raising-, lumber manufacture, brick making- and smelting-.
|pi. vi.   No. 47.
$2 a Year, in Advance
Which will be First to Vancouver with Trains from
the Similkameen ?
Active   Preparations in Progress by
the C.P.R.—Difficult Work on
the V.V. &E.
According to reports received from
different quarters The Midwav Star has
no hesitation in.predicting stirring times
around Midway next spring. Apparently
both the Great Northern and Canadian
Pacific have made a quiet resolve to have
the first train in Vancouver from the
Boundary country.
The construction, of the road for the
stretch from Moisting Wash., to Oroville
is one of the most intricate pieces of
engineering to be (found rin the west
Molson, which is three quarters of a mile
south of the international boundarv, i.-i
4100 feet high. Oroville, nine miles
southwest in an air line,-is 936 feet high.i
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' The C.P.R. is at present makiqg extensive preparations for prosecuting-.work on}
the connecting link between'- here audi
Nicola. A large force is now at work at
Okanagan landing on a new steamer and
other floating apparatus designed to ex
pidate the work of construction on the
extension. Contractor Tierney was in
Midway on Monday, the object of his
visit being to ascertain, the cost of removing a bluff in the neighborhood of
Myerhoff's ranch in order that tha wagon
road at that point can be switched from
its present. position to the other side of
the Midway & Vernon grade, as it now
occupies the gfbund over which the grade
will pass. A few days ago the company
purchased right-of-way through, the property of Dave McBride, of Anarchist
mountain. All through the winter the
C.P R. has kept a small force of men at
work on the grade at this end, apparently being desirous of showing that
work has not stopped since it was first
commenced last summer. Increasing
activity is apparent at the Nicola end,
where steel gangs are now busily engaged
in laying track.
It is reported that the Midway &
Vernon Railway company have thrown
id their lot with'.'one of the new transcontinental systems, probably the Grand
Trunk Pacific, and they are now seeking
terminal facilities both at Seattle and
Spokane, in spite of reports that the
government intends to do all it can to de
feat the amendment to the charter, we
believe that everything will come out
satisfactorily, and that if anything is defeated it will be the government itself.
The president of the company is at present
in Victoria, ready to assure the govern
ment the company means business, and
will start work in the spring, ample capital
being immediately available.
It is stated that as soon as steel is laid
to Molson, Siems & Shield will move
their offices to that point.
The C.P R will have a station on
Anarchist mountain, on the extension to
Nicola. Ground has been secured on the
McBride ranch and the one adjoining for
that purpose. The consideration for
right-of-way through Mr. McBride's pro
perty was $3,000.
Owing to the'tnild weather buttercups
are in full bloom here.
Very heavy shots were heard last week
from the Great Northern construction
works near Oro. Work is being pushed
right a head and it is expected that cars
will be run to Oro by the middle of
I An inquest was held on the body of
'"Phes. Gratiam,on the 7th, at the Golden
Gate Hotels He was found dead ouisiae
a cabin at Kruger Mountain. He has
heon on the sick list for some months1
A veidict of death from natural causes
was given. He whs buried in the Fair-
view. Cemeter}- on the 8th and a number
of his old friends followed him to the
Whooping cough seems to be the correct thing now. The cowboys are very
subject to it (without the cough),
The school grounds are to be leveled
up and other improvements made. It is
generally understood on the outside that
Fairview is dead. At the same time the
number of children going to school'is on
the increase.       . ,:<^l*t*'
Mr. H. Mairi goes around now with a
smile all the time and he states it is the
biggest boy that has ever struck the
country yet.
Invitations are being sent out for the
ladies' dance on the 22nd, and the committee are hard at work making preparations. From all accounts its going
to be a daisy.
Arrangements are being made to start
the Stemwinder mine again,  and  it is
reported that the company are going to
install   an   up-to-date   hoist   and   com
A practical test of smelting with
coal instead ot coke has been made
in a smelter erected for the purpose at
Pilot Bay, B.C. From a private source
it is learned that the smelter is a success
in every respect. A complete report of
the trial run at Pilot Bay is promised and
will shortly be published. Coal owners
of Princeton will be pleased to hear that
this process is about to prove all that was
Vancouver Company   Organized to Operate Law-
Armstrong Mines.
High Grade Ore  and Strong Lodes
Make the Property Very Promising1 Investment.
The Similkameen Mining and Smelting
Company is a Vancouver company which
has just been organized, the Board of Directors consisting of Mayor Buscombe,
Chairman ; W. H. Armstrong, Managing
Director; E. J. McFeely, Clarence Mar-
pole and Charles F. Law, Secretary.
The property acquired by the Company
is three Crown-granted mineral claims,
and two mineral locations, on Bear Creek,
about 25 miles from Princeton, in the
Similkameen. <0b/z area «'ov«fr ffeop
acres, and there is a power record of 300
inches of water, capable ot producing 250
horse-power at a small cost of installation.
A wagon road has been constructed frorn
Tulameen City, a distance of eight milesj
at a cost of $9,000, and four miles more
will be constructed to cormect with the
line of the Great Northern Railway,,
which will be completed past there next
summer. '■
The ore is plentiful and rich in qtiality.
Three or four shafts are dqwn.50 feet, all
in ore, the vein widening with depth and
the values inc.easing. The vein is from
seven! to eight feet in width, and has been
ptoved by continuous shafts and open
cuts fo.r a distance of 3,000 feet. Assays
made by Mr. Thomas Kiddie and Mr.
J. S. O'Sullivan, both well-known on the
Coast, show that the values of the ore in
gold, silver and copper run from $12 to
$280, the samples being unselected.'
With its own smelter, the Company expects to make handsome profits.
In the prospectus which has just been
issued, and in which full particulars of
assays, etc., ate given, it is pointed out
that the time has arrived when Vancouver
and the Coast cities should support the
organization of a mining company, whose,
directors are well known, and which has
high grade shipping ore in sight. No
promoters' fees have been paid or will be
paid, something which rarely attaches to
the formation of mining companies. The
par value of shares is #10, but a block is
now being offered for a short time
at $2.50.       '     	
) Engineers Crenshaw and Amburn have
•jfinished work on the Tulameen route of
the V.V. & E., thus completing the line
to Hope. Mr. Crenshaw's party will be
/paid off and Mr. Amburn will work on
the Similkameen route beginning on the
expected to smelt with non-coning coal |iPrinceton side of the river going west,
and thus revolutionize the smelting in-      A lot of local items are crowded out
dustry. this issue owing to lack of space.
Reply to the Hedley Gazette Article :
"Can Figures Lie?"
The Hedley Gazette in a long tirade
of a column and a quarter iu length takes
exception to the following local item
which appeared in the Star a few weeks
"The money orders and postal notes
paid at the Princeton post office-indicate
the growing importance of this section
when compared with other places. The
total paid was $4877, or nearly $403 more
than the next highest office in the
The Star stands by every word of that
paragraph as being substantially correct
and is glad of the opportunity afforded
by the Gazette's clumsiness and folly to
iterate and reiterate it again if necessary.
The more publicity such a plain statement of fact about Princeton receives the
better. And the Gazette is invited to republish the item again in a few week's
time, minus its own coarse slander, if
lit pleases. The Star challenges disproof
of the fact that Princeton leads by "nearly
$400" ($380.15) in amount of money orders and postal notes paid at its P.O.
Fairview is next with a trifle over $4497.
The Star will donate $100 to any charitable institution providing the Gazette will
agree to do the same if, on reference to-
the'chief justice of .the province, he
should adjudge the item in dispute in the
negative or affirmative, as the case may
be.  ';        '     ..t-'■■?>■•-.
The Tjazette seems never at rest unless
casting slurs and low;,imputations- at some
person or Princeton as it did about a year
ago. It is not a good example for a justice of the peace, who edits it, to set.
The following letter from one of a sorely
bereaved family shows how heartless the
Gazette man is to make unfavorable, public comment affecting a respected family
yet suffering poignant grief over a dear
" Editor Star : Sir:—Would you please
publish these few lines in your valuable
paper: The Editor of the Hedley Gazette
has been guilty of trying to slander the
Prather family through his paper by
saying that their premises being so unsanitary were the cause of them having
the typhoid fever. Now, if the Editor of
the Hedley Gazette wishes to go and examine the Prather premises I think, he will
find them as well kept as any in the
neighborhood. Furthermore, no- one of
any principle would be guilty of slurring
a family that have been in such deep
trouble." INTERESTED.
Fairview, B.C., Feb. 12, 1906.
The Gazette in its vile and wanton
appetite to damage Princeton and one
of its business iinstitutions quite unnec-
cessarijy imports the A. E. Howse Co.
into his diatribe Then the Gazette man
with all the tricks of an accomplished
slanderer refers to the relations which,
he says,  exist between Mr.  Voigt and
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February 17, 1906
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
Princeton, b.c
—BV—  .
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howse,  Manager.
Payable in Advance.
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
.All cheques to be made payable to
„ It. is.a. source of not a little wonder to many persons to know why
^^Shatford, M.P.P., should lay
any claim whatever to having
'''Drought the railway " into the
Similkameen. It is generally believed, in fact it is known, that the
president of the Great Northern,
iJafJinHill, was the leading spirit who
#* brought the railway " to the Sim-
IPfiarbeen and not Mr. Shatford. It
is very doubtful if Mr. Hill or any
jPjftbbis deputies know this import-
&Jnt2 personage who " brought the
railway " into the Similkameen and
thus relieved Mr. Hill of all the
fuss, and incidental expenditure of
many thousands of dollars for ne-
rfesj>ary and legitimate legislation
a't''"Ottawa. A very broad smile
must, creep over the veteran presi-
gegif'jS face when he learns that Mr.
Shatford and his "coadjutor" in
the local house " brought the railway5!" When the C.P.R. builds
lntothe Similkameen this presump-
.tumis member and bis echo published at Hedley will toot their
puerile horns to the air of " who
brought the railway ? "
Of course Mr. Shatford's policy,
,ais ,9S?ell as that of his personal
organ, is to throw dust in the eyes
WPthe unsuspecting in the hope of
acquiring some cheap, if undignified, political capital at Mr. Hill's
expense. But it will not down-.
At this time of an enlightened day
every man, woman and child in the
pipy.ince ought to know that the
V., V. & E. charter is of Dominion
origin and that no legislative pow-
ef9orj earth, much less the Victoria
assembly or Mr. Shatford could add
fo^or annul the provisions of it.
Itygave to Mr. Hill all he required
to build the road. He neither
asked legislation nor bonus from
this province. How then, in the
rSuiie of common sense, could Mr.
Shatford either let, hinder or assist
to " bring the railway." The question was altogether outside his
sphere of puny influence. There
is not a minute, we venture to say,
in1 the^records of legislation of the
local house wherein Mr. Hill asked
or received bonus, favor or assistance from either the bombastic Mr.
Shatford or the legislature. Yet he
would strut about the country like
a "yaller" rooster crowing that he
"brought the railway " to the Similkameen and his screeching motith-
piece echoes the crow with all the
faithfulness of the automatic gramophone. What "the Great Northern told Mr. Shatford " is nothing
more than political humbug which
will have to come from some other
source than the lobby before the
public will give it any credence.
The official records of the house is
what the people demand and not
idle lobby gossip if they are to be
convinced. Mr. Shatford may lay
claim to having brought the G.T.
P. to this province but no one would
consider it credible without having
the proof to back it.
If any person is entitled to credit
for having "brought the railway"
to the Similkameen it is Duncan
Ross, M.P. for this riding. The
press generally throughout the
Dominion gave Mr. Ross unstinted
praise for having been the means of
securing the needed legislation for
the V., V. & E. to build both in the
railway committee and in the house
of commons. It was the biggest
fight in the annals of railway construction and Mr. Hill gave assurances there and then that he would
build. Without this legislation he
could never have turned a sod in
the Similkameen, yet Mr. Shatford
and his newspaper want people to
believe that he held the key to unlock the door to the Similkameen
for Mr. Hill. The falsity of his
position is too apparent to require
further comment. In an unguarded
ecstacy of delight at Mr. Ross's
success in procuring those historic
charter amendments Mr. Shatford's
paper says of him : " He stood
nobly to his guns," "the broad
principle for^ which he strove in
conducting the contest for a competitive railway in southern British
Columbia, there is not a man, woman or child in the Similkameen
who has at heart the truest interests of the district, but can say
that he did right." Now, four or
five months after these words were
penned this same organ ignores Mr.
Ross's efforts altogether and in blatant tones claims all the glory, honor
and reward for others for having
"brought the railway" to the Similkameen.
The work of Mr. Ross in behalf
of the V.,V. & E. is on record in
the house of commons, the immediate fruit of his labors being manifest in actual railway construction
in'this district. Mr. Shatford is
not the author of any legislation
whatsoever that helped President
Hill to build. His claim that he
and his "coadjutor" "brought the
railway" is the hottest of "hot air."
No one but a man bloated with his
own self-importance and of deficient
mental balance could make such an
extravagant statement and one
in which fallacy is so easily exposed.
" Companies Act, 1897."
, I hereby certify that the " Oregon &
British Columbia Mining and Developing
Co., Ltd.," has this day been registered
as an Extra-Provincial Company under
the " Companies Act, 1897," to carry out
or effect all or any of the objects of the
Company to which the legislative authority of the Legislature of British Columbia extends.
The head office of the Company is
situate at the City of Portland, Multnomah County, State of Oregon.
The amount of the capital of the Compaq- is one hundred and fifty thousand
dollars, divided into one million five
hundred thousand shares of ten cents
each. *
The head office of the Company in this
Province is situate at Copper Mountain,
Princeton, B. C, and Robert' Cramer,
miner, whose address is the same, is the
attorney for the Company (not empowered to issue or transfer stock).
The Company is limited.
Given under my hand and seal of office
at Victoria, Province of British Columbia,
this 26th day of January, one thousand
nine hundred and six
Registrar of Joint Stock Companies.
The objects for which the Company has
been established and registered are :—
To develop mining claims and to
operate mines and mining properties for
any of the previous metals, and to engage
in said business only, with power to do
all things pertaining thereto in the mineral States and Territories of the United
States, and in the Province of British
Columbia in the Dominion of Canada,
and when necessary or convenient for
carrying on the business of mining for
the precious metals ; to acquire in any
of the above territory by purchase, con
demnation, exchange, location, appropriation, or in any other manner whatsoever, or in any manner whatever; to
receive, own, hold, use, operate, lease,
supply, mortgage, sell, or otherwise dispose of, in any part of the above territory,
mines, mining property, ores, deposits of
mineral, rock, earth, water, water rights,
power, light, electric piants, reservoirs,
canals, flumes, ditches, pipes, tunnels,
aqueducts, dams, sights, rights of way or
other easements, mills, smelters, converters or other machinery, saw-mills,
stores, hotels, boarding-houses, vessels,
tramways or any other kind of property,
both real and personal, coal and coal
lands, coke and cokeing plants; to contribute in any manner to the expense of
promoting, constructing, improving, or
maintaining in any of the above territory any of the works, however owned,
which, in the judgment of its Board of
Directors for the time being, may be calculated, directly or indirectly, to advance
the interest of the Company in the
mining for the precious metals, and to
buy or otherwise acquire, hold, guarantee,
pledge or contract with reference to, or
otherwise dispose of, in any manner, the
shares, bonds, obligations or other securities .of this or of other corporations, com
panies, or of individuals; to exercise or
acquire any rights, franchises or privileges
which may be deemed necessary, ie-
quisiite, useful, convenient, incidental or
auxiliary to any of the purposes, objects
or things herein, and to carry out or perform any of the matters, things or pur
poses aforesaid that in the judgment of
its Board of Directors for the time being
deems necessary to advance the interest
of the Company, or may, from time to
time, by its by-laws, resolutions or otherwise determine necessary or convenient
for carrying on the business of mining
for any of the precious metals.
No. 38 Kr., 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. x. 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, fcc 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.
*     centrally located.    Membership   solicited.
E. WaTERMAk, W. H. Switzer,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
Highland, Bachelor, Nicolas/and Triangle Fi action mineral claims. \SftBSW3li the Similkameen Mining Divisiotf^OT , Yale district.
Where located: In Aspen Grove camp.
Take notice that I, F, W. Groves, acting as
agent for A. E. Howse, free miner's certificate
No. B87544: F. Howse, free miner's certificatevNofi
B87545, and G. Philp free miner's certificate No.
B87546 intend, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
certificates of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take 1 otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 28th1day. of December, A.D. 1005.
NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days aftel
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissions
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
400 acres of mountain pasture land, described as
follows ^Commencing at the north-east corner of
lot 1192 thence north 60 chains,'thence west 60
chains, thence south 80 chains to north line of
lot 1402, thence east 20 chains to the east line of
lot 1192, thence north 20 chains to the north-west
corner of lot 1192, thence east 40 chains~lo point
of commencement Said land is situated in
the Nicola division of Yale district.
L. GIBSON, Applicant,
per Luke Gibson, Agent.
16th December, 1905.
Notice is hereby given that sixtj days after
date I intend to apply to the Hon. the Chief commissioner of Lands and Works for permissiontoj'
purchase 120 acres more or less of pasture land,
described as follows: Commencing at a post
marked "Angus Lamont's N.W. corner," at the
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 commencement.   I
J. G. McDonald, Agent.
Dated Dec. 2nd, 1905.
S Notice is hereby given that application
will be made to the Legislative Assembly
of the province of British Columbia, at
its next session, for an Act to incorporate
a Company with power to construct,
equip, maintain and operate a line or
lines of railway, of standard or other
gauge, with any kind of motor power
for the conveyance of passengers and
freight, from some point at or near
Osoyoos on the International Boundary,
running in a northerly direction along
or near Lake Okanagan to a point at or
near Enderby, thence in a westerly direction to a point at or near Kamloops,
thence in a northerly direction following
the course of the North Thompson river,
thence by the most feasible route to
Quesnelle and Fort George ; Also from.a
point at or near Enderby in a northerly
direction to a point at or near Sicamous
along the course of the Spallumcheen
river ; Also from a point at or near Kamloops in a southerly direction to a point
at or near Quilchena, thence in a southerly direction by a feasible route to a
point at or near Princeton ; Also from a
point at or near Quilchena creek in a
northerly direction along Niaola Lake to
upper Nicola river ; thence northeasterly
along the upper Nicola river to a point at
or near Salmon river, following the course
of that river to a point at or near Salmon
Arm, all in the Province of British Columbia.
And with power to construct, operate
and maintain all necessary bridges, roads,
ways and ferries, and to build, acquire,
own and maintain wharves and docks in
connection therewith, and to build, acquire, own, equip and maintain steam and
other vessels and boats, and to operate
the same on any navigable waters ; and
with power to build, equip, operate and
maintain telegraph and telephone lines
in connection with the said railway and
branches, and to transmit messages for
commercial purposes, and to charge tolls
therefor, and to generate electricity for
the supply of light, heat and power ; and
with power to expropriate lands for the
purposes of the Company, and to acquire
lands, money bonuses, privileges or other
aids from any government, municipal
corporation, or other persons or bodies,
and to levy and collect tolls from all persons using, and on all freight passing
over any of such roads, railways, ferries,
wharves and vessels built by the Company ; and with power to connect with
and make traffic or other arrangements
with railway, steamboat or other companies ; and to exercise such powers as are
granted by Parts IV. and V. of the
"Water Clauses Consolidation Act ; " and
for all other necessary or incidental
rights, powers and privileges in that
Dated the 5th day of January, A.D.1906.
Tupper & Griffin,
Solicitors for the applicants.
February 17, 1906
[Concluded from page i.]
Princeton. What business is it of the
Gazette what feeling, whether good or
ill, exists between Princeton and any
person ? His interference is not required
at all. He imputes dishonesty and untruthfulness to the Star. Slanderer that
the Gazette man is he seeks to hide his
own lying propensity by accusing another of the very thing of which he is
guilty himself.
The citizens of Princeton have only
the best wishes for those of Hedley which
' isi reciprocated by them, and why the
Gazette should try to disturb the entente
cordiale is past all comprehension.
People here are broadminded enough to
glory in the prosperity of the whole
Similkameen without any sectional jealousies whatsoever, and could even wish
the Gazette man success and a sound
//At a general meeting of citizens on
Thursday evening the Princeton Fire
Brigade was\o/ganized, the town now
being in readiness in that respect to cope
with fire should any occur. Some of the
necessary appliances are being put in
position and others are being made as
rapidly as possible. The fire alarm is
placed on a telephone pole at the corner
j of Bridge Street and Harold Avenue and
will be rung continuously as an alarm for
I fire and on other occasions at intervals as
the chief may designate. J. R. Campbell
is chief of the brigade, his selection being
unanimous, and Hugh Cowan is secretary-
treasurer. Mr. Campbell has had considerable experience in brigades and is a
popular young man with the citizens. A
meeting of the Fire Brigade will be held
Monday night.
Real estate transactions have been quite
frequent of late and numerous inquiries
are made from all parts as-to prices, etc.
Neil McFadden is building an addition
to the Princeton hotel.
J. Budd is at Aspen Grove doing assessment work on his mineral claims.
Try the Neverslip Horse Shoe which is
hard to equal for deep snow or ice. Sizes
1 to 5.    H. G. PAIGE, Nicola. *
The new steamer the C.P.R. proposes
building at Okanagan Landing for the
lake service, will be the largest of any
the C.P.R. have in the Interior. She
will measure 230 feet over all with 40 ft.
beam, and will have 60 first-class state
rooms, and spacious saloon and dining
hall. The engines will be 24 in. x 8 ft.
and will be of 1,000 h.p. with a speed of
20 knots per hour and will make the
round trip from Okanagan Landing to
Penticton in one day.
FOR SALE—A Three-Year-Old Hol-
stein and Jersey cow. Will calve in
March. Apply to A. F. Mackenzie,
Princeton. 3:
Thos. Hunter, Proprietor.
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
Bought &Sold
Corbould & Grant
Barristers, Solicitors, &c.
Ne w W" e s t m i n s t e r, B. C.
1    Perfumes
The Standard Gift
You cannot miss it when you select
from Our Fine Assortment. We
have them in all styles and sizes at
very reasonable prices.
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Quaker Brand
The City Drug Store
PRINCETON - - -       B.C.
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Red Buck and Boanite mineral claims, situate in
the Similkameen   mining division of  Yale
dsstrict.   Where located : on Kennedy mountain.
Take notice that I, T. C Revely, free miner's
certificate No. B79999, acting for myself and G.
W. Allison, free miner's certificate No. B78864,
intend,    sixty   days   from   the    date   hereof
to    apply    to   the    Mining     Recorder    for  a
certificate 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 23rd day of January, 1906.
The Canadian Bank of Commerce
CAPITAL--$io,ooo,ooo   -   -  REST—$4,500,000
TOTAL RESOURCES [Nov. 30, 1905] $98,000,000.
SZHfistiBS B$$$$k Interest aUow^ on deposits of $1 and
l*'^*» S0^^  m^miSmmmm UpWards<     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay-in withdrawing funds.
Ranlrififr liv  Mail Deposits may be made and withdrawn
IMIIIUH&  Vj   ItKUl by mail. Special attention given to this
class of business.    Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.
A General Banking Business transacted.
A branch of this Bank is now open at Penticton.
are grown and packed
among the Quaker community of Prince Edward
Colony, Ontario,
The Garden
of the Bay of Quinte District
celebrated for growing
the finest flavored fruits
and vegetables
in the world.
All reliable grocers sell them,  ask for them,
and take no substitute,
for there's none just as good*
Bank of Montreal
Capital aU paid up, $14,400,000.     Rest, $10,000,000.
Balance to Profit and Loss Account, $801,855-Total Assets, $158,232,409.
HONORARY PRESIDENT, Rt. Hon. Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal, G.C.M.G.
PRESIDENT, Sir Geo. A. Drummond. K.C-M.G.
Savings Bank Department ErS^M
credited twice a year.   Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
■-»        1   • 1-       1t/I„:i  Deposits may be made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ftc
Banking Dy iriail counts receive every attention.
The Nicola Branch Is now Open.
A. W. STRICKLAND, - Manager.
RanrilrfiMi   Itll   il/lil—Accounts of Parties livin& at a
DUllllliiy     "tj     IflCIII"'        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.
Photos of Families taken at their
Homes—Views of Princeton
and Surrounding Camps.
Address   -    PRINCETON, B.C.
Otter Flat Hotel
Headquarters for Summit, Rabbitt mountain, Tulameen river, Boulder, Bear and
Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P. O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
February 17, 1906
Has now in stock and is constantly receiving large shipments of
and is prepared to supply all
kinds of goods at lowest prices
Mail orders Prwnpiiy Filled
^Itsfilj     STORES AT
Vallance &
MURALO'S 1st quality
Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
Xlys*'      ^^EaS2^. &£&k
50   YEARS*
Largest Sale in Canada
Trade Marks
Copyrights &c.
AnyoneSSnHm'g a sltefoh and desejjiBtion may
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an
invention is prohnbly patentable. Com'munfcaO
tions strictly conlide'nUal. HANDBOOK on Patents
santfree. Oldest agency forsjeeuMnepatents.
Patents' taken through Munn & Co. receive
'speciaVnotiee, wltlfout cbnrge*fh the
A. handsomely illustrated weekly. I.nrpest J3ir-
iculatioiviafdilB2ysfiient'MIe .1<>ur,i^jJB'ejJn4,w3 a
year; four months, $1. Soldbyall newsdealers.
UDONNI Oo.361Broadway- lew To*
■ Branch Office. 625 F-8t.. Washington, D. O-
Advertise in the 5tar.
The Hotel has^een thoroughly renovated ar.d refitted.
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
•Fine Winest Liquors and Cigars.
. Headquarters for Princeton, Spenee's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines. i:ti£r
P:///A«" WiJLS0- /^FRsPnoMTOEAL
February 17, 1906
"Would you mind walking the other
way and not passing the horse?" said a
London cabman, with exaggerated politeness, to the fat lady who-had just paid
the minimum fare. "Why?" she inquired. "Because if 'e sees wot 'e's been
carrying for. a shilling 'e'll 'aveafit,'.'
was the freezing answer.
On my way down town the other evening I met a married friend running
hou.eward at top speed with a curious-
looking parcel, which he carried very
gingerly. "Halloa,Jim !" Isaid. "Why
this hurry?" He did not stop, but
shouted as. he ran: "New hat for the
wife, Will. Running home before it's
out of fashion."
The reckless autoist who had killed a
pedestrian was before the magistrate.
"You are fined $10.50," said the magis
trate. "What is the 50 cents for?" asked
the autoist. "Ten dollars for exceeding
the speed limit and fifty cents for killing
the man," replied the magistrate.
Orville Tuffun—How did youse guys
manage; ter raise all dat disturbance
widout Igittin' pinched ? Mugsy—Dat
was a cinch. W'enever we seen a cop
comin". de gang would give a college
yell. Den de cop would t'ink we was
students, an' go away.
"Shame on you !" cried the good man,
"you're drunk half the time.   Why don't
you  do  better?"    "Can't afford it," re
plied  Lusbman,   "It costs money to be
drunk all the time."
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
Map of Surveyed Claims on Copper
and Kennedy Mts. and. Surveyed
Lands around Princeton: Price, $2.
PRINCETON.     -        - B. C.
j|§     BUTCHERS
mm Princeton
'■"I "to*   I"
"Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all
Kinds of Meat.       j^P^
The only Reliable Standard Brand made from the
highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
guarantee that no bleaching
either bv CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
| Accept no Substitute.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty,
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
Can be had at all first-clfiss^hotels throughout the province.
R. P. RITHET & CO., Ld.
§§1     Sole Agents*
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase 40! acres of land situate in the
Yale division of 'I^Vale district and described as follows: Commencing at a post 20chains
south of the N.3. corner of M. Bresnik's preemption , thence south 20 chains, thence west 20
chains, thence north 20 chains, thence east 20
chains to point of commencement.
Otter Valley, Jan 8, iqo6.
Advertise in the 5tar.
Synopsis of Canadian Northwest
Homestead Regulations.
DomitSion Lands in Manitoba or the
Northwest provinces, excepting 8 and 26,
not reserved, may be hotnesteaded 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.
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.
(3I If the settler has his permanent
residence upon farming land owned by
him in the vicinity of his homestead, the
requirements as to residence may be satisfied by residence upon the said land.
Six months' notice in writing should
be given to the Commissioner of Dominion Lands at Ottawa of intention to apply
for patent. W.W.CORY.
Deputy of the Minister of Interior.
N.B.: Newspapers inserting this advertisement without authority will not be
paid therefor. I
£L IllSCCt
Making Dependable Statements
Fortunate is the store that has the
> reputation for dependability.
Fortunate is the s:public that has
such a store in its midst. Mutual
confidence between a store and its
buying public means growth.
This store has grown, and is growing on just these lines.
We have removed to our new
premises — directly opposite old
stand—where you will find an up-
to-date stock at prices to suit the
A. flj 1#1S€ €#.
I -■ ;•" ="-^spS?^"
February 17, 1906
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i    9 I I        British Golumhia.
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BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks ^rfic Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers. The BUSINESS'iCEN-
TRE for^the following Mining Camps:-^^®ppper<|^biintain,
Kennedyl/Mwliitain, r#?iday*Boulder #nd Granite Creeks,
Sumrm^Roche- Ebvlo7' tTpper^Tulameei^^nd Aspens Grove.
11 Government   Headquarters
For lite Simiikameen District
W. -r-J:
EnprniousJ^ from |g|§
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isaiafST fcig*J]
PRESENT PRICES OF ^fe^p^^^l|^|p|^8^^®®lK^^^^^^W^8
50x100 Feet and 33x100 Feet. Terms—One-Third Cash; Balance Three and Six;I$<mths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum.
1 .w*ij^<.<„[i
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Send for Map and Price List  to
.* I ERNEST   WiglRMAR 11
Resident  Manager
Ati*-- Vf
Agents' for the CANSKttAN OCT)-CONCENTRATION, LIMlTB^:(^lmore Oil Process.)


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