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Princeton Coal is high in carbon; low in sulphur.
An unprofitable life is known by its meddling with others affairs
Government Revenue from Mineral Resources, alone, from this District amounts to $15,000 yearly—Similkameen is believed to'be the
greatest undeveloped Coal and Ore district in the world—The Railways now building toward Princeton will begin era of prosperity.
Vol. vi.   No. 37.
$2 a Year, in Advance
Coal Shares  take   a Jump—Making
Hay in December.
C. JE. Shaw,  P.L.S.,  is  tieing  in  the
lots to the located line of the V.„V. & E
between Princeton and  Hedley.;    He expects to finish  in  time to take bis Xmas Greenwood.
Mr. and Mrs. Turner, of the Surfset
camp, Copper mountain, were the guests
of Mrs. D  Morrison this week.
With that enterprise characteristic of
the Canadian Bank of Commerce a handv
map of Canada and vest pocket, memo
book has been presented to patrons for
their use and information. . The Bank of
Commerce is a welcome boon tovtbis
town and district and is a popular institution under the able conduct of the
local manager, W. H. Switzer. \
J. Crowley is working on the Combination group,, Copper mountain, driving a
tunnel about 160 feet;
Vl$. F. Voigt will construct an electric
light and power plant on the Similkameen the water for its generation having
been acquired 'with a 70 foot head. A
tramway will also be operated-.''^
' Diamond Vale coalshares have recently
jumped from 12 to 30 cents owing to the
approach of railway construction.
The diamond drill at work on the Princess May, one of the Sunset group, is
making fair progress. Superintendent
Morrison finds some difficulty in procuring water which has to be hauled in a
"Black Mariar," a large tank manufactured by Messrs. Murdock'^nd French.
Miss Ethel Thynne was a guest of the
Misses L3-all recently.
The appeal against the judgment given
by the British Columbia courts in the
Clark vs. Docksteader case has been dismissed from the Supreme Court of Canada, Clark losing on the appeal. Mr.
Clark was a visitor to Princeton last summer.
A. H. Hart, of Portland, Ore., arrived
in town last Saturday on a business visit
in connection with his mineral interests
on Copper mountain. His visit was successful and very satisfactory, not only in
)relation to the immediate object of his
coming, but also from an investing point
of view. He has become interested in
coal, acreage and mineral properties in
this district and will induce Portland
capital to prospect and develop the same.
Mr. Hart is enthusiastic over the future
I prospects of this section and states that
with the approach of the railway there
is an increasing interest manifested by
capitalists who, as yet, only know the
Similkameen by name. Her is a true,
friend of this section and believes that
judicious investment will result in the
accumulation of wealth. He may go to
Nelson and the coast before his return to
Similkameen has Great Attractive Force for Projected
Railway Lines.
Contractors Move Outfits up the Line
to Keremeos—Strike on Vernon
and Midway.
The advertisement in the Star, signed
by Robertson & Robertson, solicitors, of
Victoria, in -which notice is given of
amendments to existing railway charters
and premising a scheme of union of several railways under one company, is of
far-reaching interest to the Similkameen.
It means that a third railway company is
anxious to tap the inexhaustible coal'and
ore measujr|jjjg.. of,P(riri@t?.n and the surrounding1 distrjct. The notice states that
application will be made to the local
legislature for power to acquire the charters and operate the following rairoads:
The Vancouver & Coast:Kootenay ; Vernon & Midway : Alberni & Cowichan;
Kamloops & Atlin railway companies.
The Coast-Kootenay is a charterfheld by
McLean Bros of Vancouver,' which runs
on a route similar to the V., V. & E. now
under construction. The amalgamated
lines will be known as the B.C. Central
Railway Company, with A. A. Arthur as
the present executive head. The Coast-
Kootenay line will have connection with
Victoria by ferry. It is supposed that
the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul railway company is behind the big scheme
and is entering the field to secure Similkameen ore tonnage and gain a shipping
port at the coast. This company will
spend fifty million dollars to gain con
nections and reach tidewater.
The Vernon & Midway people have a
strike on their hands, the laborers refusing,until their wages were paid.
Twenty-seven contractors' teams arrived at Keremeos this week and more
are expeoted daily. The grading from
Rich bar, where the big tunnel is, north
to the international line, is done.
President Hill has recently arrived
from Europe and is now at St. Paul.
Cutting hay in December is an in-
fstance of the illimitable possibilities of
this district in climate and agricultural
production. "One-Mile" Martin and
Ben Baker were haymaking this week on
an ice covered lake, the hay being cut off
level with the ice and pitched ashore. It
makes good fodder for cattle. Underneath the ice thousands of toothsome
white fish feed on the living organisms
and vegetable matter with which this
lake abounds. Thus, the haymakers had
two crops—hay above and fish below th e
ice.   Truly, this is a great country.
Princeton has Remarkable Natural Advantages for a
Great City.
Energy and United Effort is Necessary—Excellent Mining Opportunities Here.
[Concluded from last week.]
Editor Star—Sir: The contrast "between the spirits that lead to growth and
progress, and to retrogression and decay
are numerous, whether in district, city,
or town. All the natural advantages in
the world will not overcome the lack of
intelligent effort. We often see one
place stand still or retrograde, while another close by, with only half the resources of the former, forge ahead. From
a commercial standpoint we cannot close
our eyes to this lesson. All results have
a cause. The great unseen laws that act
upon us will not allow, us to stand still.
We .are forced to act, good or bad—act
-we must—go backward or forward, anj3
this applies to cities and towns as well as
San Diego has the-finest natural harbor
in the world and the best site for a city,
but Los Angeles, less favored in all ways,
has far outstripped her. Portland was
called a city When Seattle hardly made a
mark on the map—the one had millions
of money where the other did not have a
dollar. Portland boasts of millions of
money in its banks, but Seattle's money
is not in banks, it is in circulation doing
business and making,the.big city of the
coast. Tw0 able men found an early
grave trying to instill enterprise into the
wealthy mossbacks of Portland. They
tried to resurrect a corpse and became
one themselves in the attempt. San
Francisco is afflicted with a surplus of
Jews-and dry rot and stands still. Salt
Lake should be the largest inland city in
in the west, but it is not.
Twenty-five years ago Denver was a
little town on Cherry creek, surrounded
by sage brush, the size of Princeton. By
next census it will have 500,000 people.
It did not possess half the resources that
Princeton now has, but from the beginning every citizen, from a bootblack to a
banker, had his hand in his pocket for
Denver. The same grand fact can be accomplished here if the public spirit exists to take advantage of the splendid
situation. What the Canadian Northwest is doing can be done here, as elsewhere. It is simply a conflict between
the living and the dead, between a live
man and a fossil, liberality and greed.
Some towns are allowed to lapse into a
cemetery. There are localities where
they bury people when they die ; there
are other places where men are allowed
to walk around twenty years after they
are dead. The one thing to do is to
overcome a sluggish spirit of indifference and the inevitable law of environment of this climate will do the rest.   •
There is another type of man in all
mining districts- whose /methods
equally baneful in retarding.the develqp-
ment of mines. They claim to be prospectors, but as a rule they cannot distinguish ore from stale bread. They are
often termed "location fiends." They
toil not, neitherdo they spin anything—
except yarns. But their success is often
complete in retarding and sorely hampering the true prospector, and placing
the camp or district beyond the1 hope of
commercial resurrection, and -it often requires the combined efforts of a whole
community to offset the results of one or
tw*o such characters. Their foolish misrepresentations make it difficult, if not
impossible to obtain financial aid for
prospects of actual and known merit-for
they haVe left the trail of-the serpent on
their route.
The mining industry .here, as elsewhere, is destined. to be the great circulator of money if properly enxfouraged
and if investors are indnded tocomeh.eVe.
to" test these great bodies of ore, erect
plants and extract -the rvalues. 5 This is
the one great complex and rapidly growing industry of which it can be said
yearly adds to the wealth of the world
and the community without taking anything from it. It is often stated that
every dollar taken from the ground costs
a dollar. Admitting this, there is still
one dollar more,in. th? world. If there
•is only one dollar in a community today
and that dollar is used to dig another dut
of the ground there "are two dollars;in
that town where' there .was only, one before. Even |f it costs two <follars.jtp get
it the. fact remains in -favor of the mine
with the additional advantage that it
forces hoarded money into circulation in
two ways, from the banks and from the
ground. As yet, most of the ore exposed
in the mines here is,; comparatively, low
grade as a whole, which will require the
best of experienced management and
methods to handle and treat, which demands- treatment on an extensive scale
andin large quantities, and which mean
great fortunes to some for many years, to v
come, but man j- of these properties now
held are worthless in their present Unproductive state. The owners cannot
even develop the claims themselves and
the question that) confronts them : will
they allow anyone else to operate them,
which they must do, if they ever exppct
to sell them. Most of the claim owners
here are reasonable in this respect, but
one man as an owner, acting as a doe in &$
the manger, wiy»prohibit investors from
entering this field and has already done
this. Only recently some of- the best '
men connected with mining affairs stood
[Continued on page 3.]
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DECEMDER 9,  1905
The Similkameen Star
Published Weekly at
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. E.  Howie,  Manager.
One Year,
Payable in Advance.
Subscribers will confer a favor on this office by
promptly reporting any change in address or
irregularity in receipt of their paper.
Advertising rates furnished on application.
Legal notices 10 and 5 cents per line.
Four weekly insertions constitute one month
All cheques to be made payable to
In the usual course of development and progress a mining school
will have to be established in this
province and the least delay in its
accomplishment so much better for
the mining industry. Theory and
practice must go hand in hand in
the progress of any industrial, resource and that combination can
nowhere be better obtained than in
the natural surroundings of that
which is desired to be developed or
produced. Scientific mining in this
province will never be as thorough
as if hoT'e produced, where a study
of natural conditions blended with
technical and practical demonstra-
I tions may be had. No two mining
countries are alike and special application and study is required to
understand their peculiarities. For
that reason the mining states of
,-\jifestern America have their distinctive schools of mines.
Owing -sito-' the existence of coal
f&nd a wide range oDore deposits in
$|ne"tPrinceton district a more haply
;^16jtjai|Mlplace for a mining school
/could^scarcely be desired. This is
said in no spirit of selfishness—the
walls'' strongly reinforce the statement. Perhaps the first thing to
do is to awaken the legislators to a
sense of the necessity of a mining
school if they are not already-apprised of the need of one. Such
questions as the probable number
of students, the money required for
small beginning, comparative estimate of cost, location, all these and
more, will have to be considered.
The representative of Similkameen
has an opportunity of raising a
monument ,to his name in the establishment of a school of mines
in the province. He, or any man
who advocates this school must expect crass opposition to the proposal, but that only proves its worth
and the mettle he is made bfoj%^|^:
The province of British Columbia has always been a laggard in
the matter of educational facilities
when compared with the other provinces. Premier Rutherford of.the.
three-months' - old province of -Alberta has already taken steps to
. establish a. university for that province. If Alberta in its short ll|l
cdn afford the luxury'of aTihiver-
sity surely British  Columbia ought
to provide a most useful institution
such as a mining school. Premier
McBride, as minister of mines, can
undertake the matter in full assurance of the support of the mining
interests generally backed by a
strong progressive public sentiment.
Vancouver,   Winnipeg   aad  Ed
monton are the three most talked of
towns in the west.    Soon, Princeton
will be added to this list.
. The series of letters now running
in the Star, written by Mr. Leland,
cannot fail in being instructive and
helpful, coming as they do from a
gentleman who has gained a long
experience on the western mining
frontier. His profession of mining
engineer enables him to present ati
unusually luminous resume of men
and things as he observes them in
mining camps, and towns in mineral districts. He touches a sym*-
pathetic chord in the hearts of those
who have met the early day pror
spector and goldhunter. Their
sterling worth, honesty and courage along with hardship endured
while penetrating the far interior in
advance of civilization makes a
basis for well merited eulogy. The
hints of the writer on the better
mode .of developing the mineral resources of this country and of
building up towns should make
profitable reading for all interested
in the Princeton district. Impressed with the vast mineral deposits of this section and the field
for legitimate speculation, Mr.
Iceland is in a position to render
valuable service to this district and,
already, his letters have evoked
thankful appreciation from many
readers. That he may still be a
contributor to these pages is the
earnest wish ;.qf readers and editor.
The increased price of lead in
London has necessitated the reduction of the bounty given by the
Dominion government to-Kootenay
lead mines.
When talking to strangers or
visitors it is well for a knocker to
keep his hammer out of sight and
speak well of all, no matter how
small he" may know himself to be.
The matt, of average intelligence
knows that a knocker despises himself because he is despised by others,
and betrays it in his looks. No
man ever got rich by knocking
other people. Success can't come
that wayv? He will die unregretted
and be buried in a shroud of mortgages. Whatever fault you have
to findvwith your fellow townsman
do it to his face like a man but
don't roar like^a coward behind his
back.—Alberta Bulletin.
Solid Gold I
Cuff Links   |j
Strength, quite as much
as tasteful design, is required of one's cuff links.
U Those from Diamond Hall
possess both qualities.
In solid gold, the prices
run from $4 to $60. One
of the most noteworthy; _
pairs sells for $5.50.
These are of a dumb bell
pattern that permits the
engraving of monogram
—for which no extra
charge is made.
Diamond Hall's full
catalogue is gladly sent
on request.
134-138 YOMOE ST.
TOBOMTO    -    OMT.
Duke of York and Blue Bird mineral claims,
situate in the Similkameen mining division
of Yale district. Where located : On Copper
.Take.notice that I, M. A. Voigt, free miner's
certificate No. B79944, intend sixty days from date
hereof to apply 10 the mining recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that actionv un'der section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 1st day of December, 1905.
C. JE. SHdW, P.I..S.
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 879944,
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 see
tion 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such certificates of improvements.
Dated this 30th day of November. 1905.
C. 2B- SHAW, PX.S.
No. 2, J. W. Hill, United and Verde mineral
claims, situate in Similkameen mining division of Yale district. Where located : In Voigt's
Take notice that I, C. JE. 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 section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of November, A.D. 1905.
36 C. M. SHAW, P.L.S.
The mining industry in the Similkameen never had a more hopeful
outlook—the railway does it.
TMaple 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 minerfs
certificate No. B79016 and Chas. E. Oliver F.M.O.
No. B79072, intend,  sixty days from    the    date
hereof,  to  apply  to  the   mining recorder for
certificates of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take 1 otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 2nd day of October, A.D. 1905.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to
purchase 160 acres of land, described as follows • Commencing at a post on Skaist creek
about 1 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, ' '
J. G. McDonald, agt.
Dated Oct. 25, 1005.
Wanted to Purchase
lands preferred Owners only reply. Give full
particulars of location. Price for cash and price
for part cash with terms, improved or unimproved.      Address
378 Arnold Ave., Fort Rouge
Winnipeg, Man.
Court of Revision and Appeal.
"Assessment Act I903."
NOTICE is hereby given that sittings of the
Coutt of Revision and Appeal under the "assessment Act, 1903," for the Kamloops, Nicola and
Princeton Assessment districts, will be held at
Court House,   Kamloops,   Monday,  Dec.   18th,
1905, at 11 a.m.
Court   House,   Nicola,   Wednesday, Dec. 27th,
1905, at 11 a m.
Couit   House, Princeton, Saturday,  Dec. 30th,
1905, at 11 a.m.
Dated at Kamloops, Nov. 15th, A.D., 1905.
Judge of the said Court.
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.
Nov. 23rd, 1905.
Notice is herety 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 post 40 chains
east 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-com-
mencement. J. D. YOUNG, Locator,
per W. D. Young.
Dated 8th November, 1005.
application . wiil 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
acquire, purchase, construct and operate
the undertakings of the Vancouver and
Coast Kootenay Railway Company ; the
Alberni and Cowichan Railway Company ; the Kamloops and Atlin Railway
Company, and the Midway and Vernon
Railway 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 secuii
ties of the Company to be incorporated
for the shares, stock, debentures, bonds
or other securities of any other Railway
Company ; and with power to increase
the capital of the Company 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 ; or to amalgamate with any Company or Companies; and with all the
other and necessary powers conducive to
the carrying out of the Company's undertaking.
Dated at  Victoria,. B.C.,  this 22nd day
of November, 1905.
Solicitors for the Applicants.
'"" NOTICE. ~~™~
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 line of railway, arid 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.
Solicitors for the Applicants.
December 9, 1905
[Concluded from page i.]
ready to spend $10,000 or more, if needed,
to merely test one of these large ore
bodies, but the deal was called off owing
to the fact that one of the owners refused
to sign the bond at the last moment, nor
could he give any intelligent reason for
so doing. A few of these men siftid
through a mining community or identified with a company will keep money
out of circulation and out of the camp
and virtually prohibit investors from coming here, thus working a hardship on the
more liberal owners and make what
should be a productive camp look like a
graveyard on a moonlight night in January in one short year.
There are indications that rich spots of
high grade shipping ore will be found,
but, as yet, all operations must be based
upon certain average values of low grade
ores, and it is no small task to accomplish this, as there are few, if any, claim
owners who can state the average values
of their ore tested in quantities, which is
the only true basis to mine ore. Mining
men meet and confer often, and letters
travel if men do not, and an unreasonable attitude of mine owners soon becomes known and the camp takes another long nap—then some one wonders
what is the matter.
Yours truly,
J. F. Leland.
Assay Office.
ASSAY OFFICE at Sunset mine is now open
for custom work.   Prices on application.
Bought &Sold
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
are grown and packed
Map of Surveyed Claims on  Copper
and Kennedy Mts.: Price, $2.
PRINCETON.     -   -     B. C.
Corbould & Grant
Barristers, Solicitors, &c.
New Westminster, B. C.
A9&$\ —: —
^^01 among the Quaker comma-
nity of Prince Edward
Colony, Ontario,
F. W. Groves, P.L.S., with assistants
D ly and Johnson, returned from survey
of coal claims up the Tulameen and report considerable snow there.
Gordon Murdock and Hugh Hunter
were elected to the vacant school trusteeship made so by the resignation of
Messrs. McLe'od and Waterman. A new
board will be elected on January nth in
accordance with the terms of the new
school law.
Two weeks and two days to Xmas.
Three inches more of snow would
make good sleighing, as it is now there
is neither, wheeling nor slipping. All
indications point to an open winter, and
the little snow may disappear any day.
¥Hi Ac I IVURlV>on f,jre
Thos. Hunter, Proprietor.
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. IQ05.
^^W^-'-SJ^'/im of the Bay of Quinte District
||J^fe^^^^^§4p^i      celebrated for growing
I S~P ^Nigf?^|j   :j    the finest flavored fruits
H PS AT® E|y. an<i vegetables
t^^^^^^^^^.fig1:        in the world.
reliable grocers sell them,   ask for
and take no substitute,
for there's none just as good*
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. •
Savings Bank Department ®T%™td Itfj
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
RanlciflO" hv  IVl^Bll   r,eP°sits raay be made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ac
ive every attention.
The fflicoia Branch is now Open.
CAPITAL==$8,70o,ooo REST==$3,5<>o,ooo
Total Resources (Nov. 30, 1904) $91,000,000
Interest allowed on deposits of $1 and
upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
Banking by Mail ?epositfs cay 1 niade/nd withdrawn
o     J   x,Jlfc**i by mail, special attention given to this
class of business.    Drafts and Money Orders issued on all points.
A General Banking Business transacted.
OTWp™Si«rH- SWITz3R>       -      -        Acting Manager.
VhN IICT0N BRANCH-A Branch of this Bank is now open at Penticton, B.C.
BiiliM In Mail—Accounts of parties living at a
'HiKaEaEll     Rl?ag      lTi*aM distance   receive our   special at
tention.      Deposits  can   be  made  through  the   mail, and sums added
thereto.and withdrawn at any time.    Drafts issued payable at all points .
in Canada and abroad.
L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
A "'IWIIKCHIF escapes-
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
iai Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing    and.   Boating
5 P.O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
 i>l H H M A 2 J1MI 2    HH1
December 9, 1905
J. A.
Has now in stock and is constantly receiving large shipments of
and is prepared to supply all
kinds ot goods at lowest prices
Man Orfers
December 9, 1905
MURALO'S 1st quality
Limited.!     Cold Water Sanitary Calcimo
The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and ref tted
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
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.
3,000  shares  Diamond   Vale   Coal  Stock.
•Wiite stating lowest price.
Hub Clothing Store, Vancouver, B.C.
A Baltimore Irishman was sent to
Philadelphia by his backers to box with
an athlete of the Quaker city. He was
getting the worst of the contest. "Brace
up !" cautioned one of his friends. "Stop
more of his blows." "Stopthitn!" exclaimed the unfortunate. "Do you see
anny av thim getting by me?"
A man wrote to a Similkameen lawyer
for information in regard to a person who
had owed him a considerable sum of
money for a long time. "What property
has he which I could attach?" he asked.
The lawyer's reply was brief and to the
point: "The man died six months ago.
He has left nothing subject to attachment save a widow."
Pat—I'm afther bidding you good-bye,
Moike. It's to Panima for me. Shure,
$4. a day workin' on the canal looks loike
a gold mine beside the $1.20 in Ameriky.
Mike—But, Pat, do you mind that Pani
ma is one of the hottest places in the
world ? It's 120 in the shade most every
day. Pat—You don't suppose that I am
such a blamed fool as to stay in the shade
all the time, do 37ou ?
Synopsis  of Regulations   Governing
the Disposal of Dominion Lands
within the Railway Belt in
the Province of British Columbia.
"I love you devotedly, madly !" exclaimed the ardent swain. "To be your
companion through life, darling, I would
gladly sacrifice everything: friends, relations,    ambition,   honor,  fortune ''
"Didn't  know   you   had  all  those nice
Drugs, Medicines,
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
~^l£wi|Mii>, ua ft)'jj
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
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 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 n©
timber can be cut on a berth until the
licensee has made a survey thereof.
Permits to cut timber are also granted-
at public competition, except in the case
of actual settlers who require the timber
for their own use.
Settlers and others may also obtain permits to cut up to 100 cords of wood for
sale without competition.
The dues payable under a permit are
$1.50 per thousand feet B.M., for square
timber and saw logs of any wood except
oak; from lA to 1)4 cents per lineal foot
for building logs ; from 12^ to 25 cents
per cord for wood; 1 cent for fence posts;
3 cents for railway ties; and 50 cents per
cord on shingle bolts.
Leases for grazing purposes are issued
for a term of twenty one years at a rental
of two cents an acre per annum.
Coal lands may be purchased at $10 per
acre for soft coal and $20 for anthracite.
Not more than 320 acres may be acquired
by one individual or company.
Royalty at the rate of 10 cents per ton
of 2,000 pounds is collected on the gross
Entries for land for agricultural purposes may be made personally at the local
land office for the district in which the
land to be taken is situated, or if the
homesteader desires, he may, on application to the minister of the interior at
Ottawa, the commissioner of immigration at Winnipeg, or the local agent for
the district within which the land is situated, receive authority for some one to
make entry 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 the
said land.
Application for a patent should be made
at the end of three years before the local
agent, sub agent or a homestead inspector.
Before making an application for a
patent the settler must give six months'
notice in writing to the commissioner of
Dominion lands at Ottawa, of his intention to do so.
Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.
Ottawa, Feb. 4,1905.
»     centrally  located.    Membership   solicited.
E. Waterman, .W H. Switzer,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.
Wees are the
You miss many good things—you
don't have as much as you might-=
when you fail to send us your gro=
eery order*
— /
Just now we have lots of
good things coming in for
Xnias trade.
Advertise in the Star.
December 9. 1905
JS23B27 • JfRt
Town of
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Similkameen and Tulameen Rivers.    The BUSINESS CENTRE for the following Mining Camps:—   Copper Mountain,
Kennedy   Mountain,   Friday,  Boulder and Granite Creeks,
Summit, Roche River,  Upper Tulameen and Aspen  Grove.
• ai
lend for Map and Price List  to
PRESENT   PRICES   OF   LOTS—-From $3.00 to  $10  Per [Front   Foot.   Size of  Lots   g
50x100 Feet and 33x100 Feet.     Terms===One=Third Cash; Balance Three and Six flonths
with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum.
Agents for the CANADIAN ORE CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)


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