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Princeton Coal Basin is 42 sq. miles in extent.
True friendship is found only in truthful and unselfish persons.
We hear the tread of pioneers,
Of cities yet to be ;
The first low wash of waves where soon
Shall roll the human sea.
Vol. vi.   No. 44.
PRINCETON, B.C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 1906.
$2 a Year, in Advance
BONDED FOR $60,000
Bear Creek Claims Under Bond
to Eastern Men for the
Above Sum.
Drilling Operations Suspended on the
Sunset Group—Manganese on
Five Mile.
A large mining deal has recently been
effected through H. G. Ashby, Kamloops,
in which three claims, London, Frisco
and another, adjoining the well known
Law-Armstrong property on Bear creek,
were bonded for $60,000 to eastern capitalists. The terms are : 5 per cent to be
paid 1st May, balance 1st Nov. 1906.
This deal further emphasizes the fact that
Bear creek is destined to be a great cam p.
J Thynne, E. Todd, G. Spearing, T.
Murphy and G. Brooks are the fortunate
gentlemen who own the claims bonded.
Bill Scruby received a qualitative analysis from Denver of samples sent from
his manganese claim on Five-Mile which
returns gold, copper, iron, manganese,
aluminum, nickle, cobalt and silver. He
will begin development right away.
J. W. Cook of Portland, Or, and O. P.
Posey of Los Angeles, Cal., were at
Voigt's camp, Copper mountain, latt
week, having come via Penticton. Mr.
Posey is an eminent mining man, being
connected with some of the best paying
propositions in the west and his opinions
and reports are regarded in mining circles
as conclusive and sound. His visit to
Voigt's camp was made on solicitation of
Mr. Cook, who is interested there It is
understood that Mr. Posey is very favot-
ably minded with what he saw and his
visit will have much to do with large development works on Copper mountain.
The diamond drill used by the Spokane Drilling Co. in their contract with
the B.C. Copper Co. on the Sunset group,
Copper mountain, has been closed down.
It is being removed to Princeton where
it will remain until further orders. It is
known that friction has existed for
some time between the South Yale Mining Co., which controls the Sunset, and
the B.C. Copper Co., the precise nature
of which is of private concern only, and
this made it necessary to stop operations
until an adjustment of difficulties is made.
Superintendent Morrison, who has charge
of the B C. Co's interests here, will leave
in a few days for New York, en route to
Nova Scotia, and will then see managing
director Underwood, when it is hoped
arrangements will be made satisfactory
to all for resumption of exploratory
work and completion of the bond terms.
It, would be most unfortunate for the
mining interests of this section if such a
strong and reliable company as the B.C.
should fail to gain a foothold on Copper
mountain. Of course there are hundreds
of other properties just as good as the
Sunset. But, the auspicious beginning,
made on this famed pioneer property together with the focussing of all eyes
upon the results so far as known lends
an importance to the Sunset deal that is
without parallel in the Princeton district. The wisdom of conceding a point
or two by the owners will more than reimburse them in the essential matter of
saving time and also add month", or years
to their use and enjoyment of the prc-
ceeds of sale.
( From two assays made recently of ore
from the Gold-Platinum on Champion
tareek No. I returned $1705.42 in gold
[and No. 2 gave $14.60 per ton in plati-
jnum.
Samples of azurite and boruite which
J. Tway took with him from Copper
mountain to the coast have attracted
much attention, which reminds one that
a large permanent exhibit of Similkameen ores should be made there.
^ Ryder & McDermott are making good
progress with their big coal shaft, though
bothered with seepage, and must soon
strike the vein.  .
LOCAL NEWS NOTES.
/   The board of license commissioners for
I Nicola license district for current  vear is
as  follows:   Chief license  inspector,  R.
Hewat; F. P. Cook,   A. Megraw  and  C.
E. Thomas.
Fire wardens Willerson and Campbell
have been making inspection of buildings and have made recommendations
[which will minimize the dangers of fire.
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 $400 more than
the next highest office in the Similkameen.
( The mildness of the winter has been a
l great saving of fodder. Horses are better
^011 the range than in the stable.
King Kennedy will give a performance
in Princeton on Monday Feb. 5. Prices
50c. and 25c. King is a conjuror and
ventriloquist of more than local renown.
'■ The wedding of Miss Wilhelmina
Haegerman to R. W. Turner at Greenwood is announced. Miss Haegerman is
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Haegerman,
One-Mile. Th'e Star wishes them a happy
land prosperous married life.
Val and Billy Haynes have begun legal
action to regain property which by some
skullduggery they  were dispossessed  of
I while minors.    Go in, boys, and win !
Atthe board of trade meeting Monday
night, C. E. Thomas in the chair, communications from Vancouver Tourist
Association and H. A. Parker, Chicago,
asking for information about Princeton
were read. The question of a wagon
road to Slate creek, Wash., was discussed.
PITFALLS OF
Fake Promoter Endangers Life
and Prospects of Good
Mining Camps.
Searchlight Turned on Sundry Evils
and Warning Note Sounded
for Investors.
Editor Star—Sir : The boom days
are over. But something better has taken:
their place ; something that will last,
redound to the credit and add millions
to the wealth of British Columbia. The
present condition is sure, progressive and
sound.
The fake promoter and his company
will be with us. He flourishes best in
the midst of a boom. But we shall not
lose him fo. he is always in evidence. A
good miner can discern his motives by
his actions and methods. He has one
redeeming trait—he is a good advertiser
for the district while he lasts. But it
will take a number of dividend paying
mines to counteract the effect of his
efforts. He is a scab on the mining industry and the district in particular. He
is often tolerated by the community and
his offeuce condoned and winked at be
cause he brings money into the town,
but for every dollar he brings he keeps a
hundred out eventually, Every idle mill
he builds prevents the erection of a dozen
for a long time. He appeals to the igno
ranee and imagination of his dupes, not
to their reason. He is going to give them
what they wish they had, not what they
inevitably will have. In his appeal to
stockholders he will make the biggest lie
on earth appear like a solemn truth. He
holds the word of promise to the ear and
breaks it to the hope. He increases the
number of his stockholders and his exchequer instead of the output of the
inine.
The sad part of it all is that if a man
protects his friend or a community
against any confidence game he is rarely
rewarded but often condemned. He
neither receives any of the plunder of
the wolf or the gratitude of the lamb.
His reward is not in this life—some other
life. This phase of the great mining industry opens up some wonderful revelations and singular contrasts in human
nature and almost forces one to resolve
never to destroy a delusion. Mining has
its safe and conservative side as well as
its speculative side, and if a man insists
upon regarding it as a gamble, he cannot complain if, like all gamblers, he
loses oftener than he wins.
I know bright railroad men who do,
and must know the actual cost of every
mile of road and rolling stock from a
locomotive to a spike and a close estimate of the annual tonnage and running
expense in any given section, who will
go into mining and suddenly seem to lose
possession of all yie business and common sense they ever possessed. An inmate of a lunatic asylum will act like a
reasonable being in comparison. This
weakness is what insures the fake promoter's success. Then another freak in
the promoter displays itself, for in nine
times out of ten he will introduce an undeveloped mine, of little or no merit,
when he could obtain a mine of some
merit just as well.
But the business world is rapidly learning that successful mining demands the
application of the same laws, time and
patience that bring success in other walks
of life. Stock in good mines withstands
the havoc of Black Fridays and other
panics above all industries and add to the
wealth of the world at the same time.
By intelligent, well-directed work
mines grow into producers like all other
industries and just as often. Poor men
and good management have discovered
and made most of the great mines of
today, and do so far more often than rich
companies under poor direction, controlled by directors who do not direct.
It is a fatal mistake to build a mill and
hunt for the mine afterwards. You can
buy good machinery any time easier than
a mine. In these days there fo no reason for installing a process that will not
suit the ore. Experienced care and a
small outlay will today reveal the character of your ore. TBe average man or
company cannot afford to experiment
with new processes—let the millionaire
do that. There are plenty of up-to date;"
methods that can haneEffeyourore if you
will look around" a little. We tolerate
and welcome every new invention for
the extraction of values, knowing that
out of the vast maze some of demonstrated utility will come, but a mine during the initial stages of -developmenfccaii,
not risk too much.
It is a bad sign and poof fwticy to organize a mining company and dig a hole
in any old hill for the express purpose of
furnishing boarders for a boarding house
and with the sole view of making dividends out of the miners' stomachs. Asa
rule, in a mine of this type, the table is
the only place that gives evidence of
rigid economy. You can make lots of
trouble this way, but not mines. A mo-
therin-law or maiden aunt miss their
callings in a place like this ; get a cook
and pay him and it will pay you in the
end.
Some companies apply the endless
cEarh system in regard to labor—one
gang at the mine, one going and one
coming. Cheap lat>or is dear in a mine
or mill. A certificate of experience and
intelligence is fatal at a mine of this-
kind. A good man in the mill or mine
will often save his wages by good judgment. Have the best men you can get..
Pay them well, treat them right and you
[Continued on page 3.],
1 f
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
January 27, 1906
The Similkameen Star
•   Published Weekly at
PRINCETON, B.C.
—BV—
The Princeton Publishing Co.
A. B. Howse, Manager.
One Year,
SUBSCRIPTION RATE:
Payable in Advance.
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Subscribers wilt 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
advertisimz.
All cheques to be made payable to
A. E. HOWSE.
FAKIRS AND KNOCKERS.
The letter " Pitfalls of Mining "
in this issue of the Star is a timely
warning to beware of the mining
fakir and fake companies. The
writer is doing an excellent service
in thus exposing and condemning
the tactics of a class of human vulture who heeds no moral obligation
to regard the rights of others;
whose daily feast upon the carcases
of the innocent and unsophisticated
slain makes him bold, impertinent
and at last unbearable. Then other
fields and pastures new are sought
and the same old game of grab
and graft begun, at last decamping
and leaving behind an unenviable
record of unpaid bills, the very
mention of whose name leaves a
sulphuric taste in one's mouth that
no*sedative can allay.
The fake promoter and stock
swindler are easily detected by their
bombast and extravagant assertions,
their swaggering air and loudmouthed talk* or it may, be their
conversation will be low and sweet
doing their most effective work in
seclusion with their prey. The
Similkameen affords few instances
of unscrupulous promoters having
obtained the confidence and the
money of incautious investors, but
those who did flourish until the
bubble burst soon fled, never it is'
hoped to return again. Another
class of operator, though on a
smaller scale, is that dreaded parasite, the bilk. He employs labor
and never pays for it, runs bills in
the stores and hotels, if he owns
anything it is mortgaged, often has
a fair business or even a professional
training, always in debt and glad
ot it, he adds nothing to the permanent wealth of the community
and is a drag on those who would
be progressive.
The Star will always be pleased
to give space for unmasking fraud
either over the name of a correspondent or editorially. It will
always aim, in the future as in the
past, to aid legitimate enterprise
and to commend all worthy effort
of individuals which will tend to
the advancement of the Similkameen district. With the data at
hand it does not hesitate to say that
there is no better mineral district
in the world ; itlconscientiously be
lieves it. Similarly it believes that
Princeton is one of the best and
prettiest spots on earth for the home-
seeker, its prospects being of the
brightest. Exaggeration or misrepresentation for the purpose of
inveigling investors has not nor will
be tolerated in the columns of this
paper. A cheery optimism will be
maintained and encouraged rather
than the gloomy, despairing whine
of the pessimist.
While the ever present knocker
is quite harmless and a mere excrescence on the social fabric he
cannot be rid of easily and must be
treated as an incurable disease—
let him die. He turns green with
jealousy at the enterprise or success
of his fellows and always growls at
what others do. He is not well
enough acquainted with himself to
know that he is the identical thing
which he accuses others of being
—a swellhead. If the knocker
would turn his weak fusilade upon
fakirs instead of indiscriminate denunciation of everything done by
others than himself, he would, at
least, be on the right trail.
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
By abolishing the drinking bar
in the parliament buildings at Victoria Premier McBride has won the
well deserved praise of every right
thinking person in the country.
Knowing his penchant for the cup
the surprise is all the more welcome
that he has put the cork in where
booze was, all too handy. The next
logical-step for him is to climb on
the water wagon and stay there.
Personal reformation will prove his
sincerity to accomplish public reforms, besides, the added weight of
example will do much to make the
House sober.
The need of an active Provincial Mining Association has been
often commented upon by the press
but no means suggested]whereby
new life might be instilled into it.
With the experience gained in
former years it ought to be possible to now put it on such firm foundation as would enable it to do
effective work. Mining is the
chief industry of the province and
deserves careful attention and protection. There is much indifference on thepart of legislators toward 'rininp;, which could be remedied by a live association. While
the local house is in session a meeting should be held at Victoria and
revive interest in this once useful
institution.
As a result of agitation for a
school of mines the Star is pleased
to note that an effort will be made
to induce McGill University to establish a branch school in the pro-,
vince. £j$> more suitable location
for it could be found than at Princeton where practical demonstrations
in coal, ore and placer mining can
be readily obtained.
Matronly
Jewels
The Amethyst has been
referred to as the " Matronly Jewel "—and the
epithet is undoubtedly
apt.
The new Diamond Hall
has an unusually extended range of Amethyst
Brooches, Pendants,
Rings, Necklet^, etc.
One Brooch of compelling beauty consists
of a large Amethyst surrounded with 30 Whole
Pearls—the price being
$32, postpaid.
RYRIE BROS.
 ClM ITrED	
134-138 YONGE ST.
TORONTO    -   OMT.
J"111
BaflBOBEHBI
NOTICE.
Highland, Bachelor, Nicola  and Triangle I7! action mineral claims.   Situate in the Simillta-
meen    Mining    Division     of   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 certificate No,
B87545, and G. Philp  free "miner's certificate No.
R875<p     intend,    sixty     days   from    the , date
hereof,   to   apply   to   the   mining recorder for
certificates of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining; crOwjn .grants of the a cove; claims.
.  And further take i otice that action, under section 37, must be commenced  before the issuajice.
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 28th day of December, A.D. 1905.
NOTICE.
Duke of  York and Blue- Bird  mineral claims.
situate i'n the Similkameen mining division
of Yale district.   Where located : On Copper
mountain. ;* "
'  Take notice that, I,.M. A.  Voigt, free, miner's
certificate No. B79944 intend sixty days jxom date
hereof to apply to the mining recorder for certificates of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining crowirgrauts of iine-'abovef'Claiihs.
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, T905.
C. JE. SHdW, PrfJ.S.-f
NOTICE.
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. jb. 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, for the  purpose of obtaining
Crown grants of the above claims.
^.nd 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  1905.
CM- SHAW, P.L.S.
NOTICE.
No. 2, J. W. Hill, United and Verde mineral
claims, situate in Similkameen mining division, of Yale district. Where located: In Voigt's
camp
Take notice that I, C. JE. ■ Shaw, acting
as. agent for M. A. Voigt, free miner's cer-'
tificate No. B79944. intend, sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for
certificates of improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining crown grants of the above claims.
And further take notice that action, under section 37, must be commenced before the issuance
of such Certificates of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of November, / .D. T905.
36 C. JE. SHAW, PV.S.
Corbould & Grant
Barristers, Solicitors, &c.
New Westminster, B.C.
G. E. CORBOULD, K.C.
J. R. GRANT.
DRINCBTON   BOARD    OF   TRADE—Rooms
*     centrally located.    Membership   solicited,
E. Waterman, W. H. Switzer,
President. Secretary.
H. Cowan, Treasurer.   .
GOOD
RIGS
HUNTER'S
FEED S UVERVCK
Thos. Hunter, Proprietor.
NOTICE.
^NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days aftei
date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner
of Lands and Works for permission to purchase
400 acres of mountain pastuie land, described as
follows: Commencing atthe 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 U92, thence north 20 chains to the north-west
corner of lot 1192, thence east 40 chains to point
of commencement Said laud is situated in
the Nicola division of Yale district.
L. GIBSON, Applicant,
per Luke Gibson, Agent.
16th December, 1905. ;
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. EverfBaker, 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. 1905.
_ Kg EVERT BAKER.
NOTICE.
Sixty days after date I intend to apply to the
Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase 40 acres cf land situate in the
Yale division of Yale district and described as follows: Commencing at a post 2o chains
south of (he N.E. corner of M. Bresnik's preemption, th uce south 10 chains, thence west 20
chains, thence north 20 chains, thence east 20
chains to point of commencement.
MARTIN BRESKIK.
Otter Valley, Jan 8, 1906.
v NOTICE.        .,;.;
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an
applicMioij | 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
acquire, purchase, construct and operate
the undertakings of the Vancouver and
Coast Kootenay Railway Company; the
Alberhi and Cowichau Railway 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 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 6r 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.
ROBERTSON & ROBERTSON,
Solicitorsfor the Applicants.
NOTICE.
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
Companv has to complete its line of railway, and empowering the said Railway
Company 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. .jftjj^
ROBERTSON & ROBERTSON,
Solicitors for the Applicants.
Advertise in the Star.
Mr
■A
m
January 27, 1906
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
PITFALLS OF MINING
[Concluded from page i.]
don't have to hire bosses to watch them.
Well paid, intelligent and efficient labor
is the cheapest in most lines, but mines
in particular.
There are good times ahead for the
mines. We may not see all our wishes
consummated this year, but it is sure to
come at a rapid pace from now on. All
the prime factors are here for an- immense output and of a greater variety of
ores thau any other spot on the continent. Yours truly,
J. F. LELAND.
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.
R. A. Fraser, of the Nicola Herald; N.
J. Barwick, dealer in harness and saddlery and A. W. Strickland, manager of
the bank of Montreal, three prominent
citizens of Nicola, arrived in Princeton
last Sunday night on a visit here and to
Hedley. They were delighted with the
trip and were confessedly impressed with
the coal and other mineral resources.
Aug. Carlson has been   the guest of C.
\  Asp at Whistlerville for a few days and
I   is now feeling better.
Chris Berkstead has been a very sick
man with hemorrhage of the lungs but
has improved so as to be able to be about.
Mrs. D- Macphail of Granite creek arid
Mrs. Deardorf of Hedley were passengers  on   Revely's   royal    mail   line  on
Sunday.
.
W. J. Goepel, inspector of government
offices, was in town Monday on official
business.
Try the Neverslip Horse Shoe which is
hard to equal for deep snow or ice. Sizes
1 to 5.    H. G. PAIGE, Nicola. *
FOR SALE—A Three-Year-Old Ho'-
stein and Jersey cow. Will calve in
March.     Apply   to   A.   F.    Mackenzie,
J. R. CAMPBELL.
PRINCETON - - -       B. C.
F. W. GROVES
A. R. COLL., SC.  D.,
Civil and Mining Engineer
PROVINCIAL IAND SURVEYOR.
Map of Surveyed Claims on Copper
and Kennedy Mts. and Surveyed
Lands around Princeton; Price, $2.
PRINCETON.     -       - B. C.
are grown and packed
among the Quaker commu=
nity of Prince Edward
Colony, Ontario,
Princeton.
31
NOTICE.
Red Buck and Bornite mineral claims, svfuatl n
the Similkam.'en mining division of Yale
dsstnet. Wnere located : on Kennedy mountain, i
Take notice that I. T. C. Revely, free minei's
certificate No. B79999, acting for myself and G
w Ai.uson. tree „.,._,'- certificate No. B78864'
intend, sixty days from the date her. of
."PPly M the Mining Recorder M: a
ce-tificate of improvements, for the purpose of
cbtii"m(v -rowti erants of the above cla ms.
And further take notice that aclion, una. r sec-
tiou 37, must be commenced Defore the issuance
ot such certificates of improvements
Dated this 23rd day of January. 1906.
mnmxj FWARDLE
BUTCHERS
of the Bay of Quinte District
celebrated for growing
the finest flavored fruits
and vegetables
115        in the world.
All reliable grocers sell them,   ask for them,
and take no substitute.
for there's none just as good*
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<&<&<&
*£»>   «30  «l£  tlfi
-THE
Princeton
Meal
Markd
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all
Kinds of Meat.
FISH AND GAME IN SEASON.
Capital all paid up, $14,400,000.    Rest, $10,000,000.   Balance to Profit and
Balance Profit and Loss Account, $801,855—Total Assets, $158,232,409.
HONORARY PRESIDENT, Rt.."Hon.Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal G C M G
PRESIDENT. Sir Geo. A. Drummond, K.C.M.G.
VICE PRESIDENT and GENERAL MANAGER, E. S. Clouston =■
HEAD OFFICE—MONTREAL. tm
avings Bank Department ?nTt^t.ed \ZZ
credited twice a year.    Withdrawals without delay.
Banking business of every description undertaken.
Ban Ici nO1- hv  Mail  DeP°sits may °e made and withdrawn by mail.   Out of town ac
u>uiii\iti^  K/j   iTicin counts receive every attention.
The Nicola Branch is now Open.
A.W.STRICKLAND, -       -       -       Manager.
BANK OF
n Bank of Commerce
CAP,J^rr;$I0'000'000   i   1  REST==$4,5oo,ooo
TOTAL RESOURCES [Nov. 30, 1905] $98,000,000.
PRINCETON BRANCH-W. H. SWITZER, Acting Manager.
RESERVE—$2,043,997
HEAD OFFICE IN CANADA   -   -   MONTREAL
Ulllllli Sill IMUlI—Acc0unts of Parties livinS at a
wuMllBSSd^J     HFtg     Ili^EBS 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.
Savi$$i$s Banklnkmt aIl0Wed on deposits of $,and
**' upwards.     Depositors subject to
no unnecessary delay in withdrawing funds.
Banking by Mail Peposi? ?ay bf ™ade/nd withdrawn
o     J   A'***" 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 Banfc is now open at Penticton.
HEDLEY BRANCH
L. G. MacHAFFIE, Acting Manager.
A. MURCHIE »**«
PHOTOGRAPHER ||§| *c
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 mountain, Tulameen river, Boulder, Bear and
Kelly creek camps.
Good   Fishing   and   Boating
P. O. Address, ASPEN GROVE.
 THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
January 27, i9°6
Has now in stock and is constantly receiving large shipments of
and is prepared to supply all
kinds ot goods at lowest prices
KiUfiALO'S 1st quality m
mited!     §p Water Sfflitary CalclM0
VANCOUVER, B. C.
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The Hotel has been thoroughly renovated and refitted.
Everything First Class.
No pains spared to please the public.
Table supplied with best the market affords.
Fine Wines, Liquors and Cigars.
TELEPHONE- BATH.
Headquarters for Princeton, Spence's Bridge and Kamloops
Stage Lines.
NOTICE.
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: CommEncing at a post
marked "Angus 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 commencement.
ANGUS LAMONT.
J. G. McDonald, Agent.
. Dated Dec. 2nd, 1905.
NOTICE.
...  ..    Aav* nfte- date I intend to apply to the
district and describea as.1 ce eagt gQ
|nai?s,SnorthIo- chlins.we.rt Hg&B&J south 80
chains'to point of commencement. Jg ^^
Nov. 23rd, 1905.
^P^  Trade WIarks
raTn* Designs
•  ■■ vv «^N COPYRIGMTS &C.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
ntttl'cTtly ascertain our opinion.free .whether an
invention is probably tfftteiitafole. * Commuriiea^
tioits strictly eonndential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Muun & Co. receive
special notice, without charge, in the
■"fifjo EP^4
year
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!S1 0*fl& F St.- Washington, D- &
January 27, 1906
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
■SMILES.
Griggs—Borely has got a job at last.
He's working now in Hicks' livery stable.
Briggs—What doing? Griggs—Hicks
has some horses that won't take the bit,
so Borely talks to them till they yawn.
Mamie—I believe in woman's rights.
Gertie—Then you thins every woman
should have a vote ? Mamie—No ; but I
think every woman should have a voter.
Comic Man (to unappreciated tenor,
whose song has just been received in
stony silence)—I say, you're not going to
sing an encore, are you?" Unappreci
ated Tenor (firmly)—Yes, I am. Serve
them right!
Boy—Was yonr wife angry when you
got home so late last night ? Man—Angry ? Why, my boy, the dear woman
pelted me with flowers! Boy—But how
did you get that black eye? Man—Well,
you see, she neglected to take the flowers out of the pots before she threw them.
Flipper—I presume his money is
tainted. Flapper—I wouldn't be a bit
surprised. He made it in the canned
goods business.
WINKLER
Offices: Penticton
and Princeton.
Correspondence
Solicited
REAL
ESTATE and
MINES
Bought &Sold
&H0HR
AVE ROSES HOUR
The only Reliable Standard Brand made from the
highest grade of Manitoba
hard wheat,
LAKE OF THE WOODS
MILLING CO.
guarantee that no bleaching
either by CHEMICALS or
ELECTRICITY is used in its
manufacture.
Accept no Substitute.
C. M. BRYANT & CO'Y
PROVINCIAL
ASSAYERS
THE  VANCOUVER ASSAY   OFFICE,
ESTABLISHED 1890.
Analysis of Coal and Fireclay a Specialty.
Complete Coking Quality Tests.
Reliable PLATINUM Assays.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
JOHN LOVE
Druggist and Stationer
HEDLEY, B.C.
Drugs, Medicines,
Books,
Stationery and
Fancy Goods,
Cigars, Pipes and
Confectionery.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to.
Also at FAIRVIEW, B.C.
NOTICE.
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 watets ; 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
behalf.
Dated the 5th day of January, A.D.1906.
Tupper & Griffin,
Solicitors for the applicants.
THE:
Al t IMWSC CO.
LIMITED
INICOLA and PRINCETON
Prices are the
Second Consideration
in our Grocery Trade
y Is I First 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*
"■•^
Just now we have lots of
good things coming in for
Xmas trade.
For  CONNOISSEURS Only.
Can be had at all first-class hotels throughout the province.
R.P.RITHET&CO.,Ld.
VICTORIA, B. C,
Sole Agents*
LIMITED
NICOLA and PRINCETON
 IF
i*,»«m:
THE    SIMILKAMEEN    STAR
January 27, 1906
BEAUTIFULLY SITUATED at the Forks of the Simil-
Mtheen and Tulameen Rivers.    The BUSINESS CEpl
TRE for the,following Mining Camps::—    Copper Mountain,
Kennedy^ Mountain,   Friday,  Boulder and Granite Creeks,
"Summit, Roche River^  Upper Tulameen and Aspen  Grove.
overnntent
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FINE   CLIMATE   AND   PUREST OF   WATER
P'^fYW
to
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 art&^!kT Honths
k|1   with Interest at Six Per Cent Per Annum. |p §||
Send. for Map and Price List  to jfi
^' * ERNEST   WATERMAN, | ^
Resident  Manager 111
I VERMILIOMhe/SORKS   MINING   AND    DEVELOPMENT   CO'Y
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Agents for^be CANADIAN ORE^CONCENTRATION, LIMITED (Elmore Oil Process.)
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